Obituaries — March 14

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 14, 2019

James Barron Cartwright Jr.

Mr. James Barron Cartwright Jr., 84, went to be with his Savior on March 2, 2019, after battling cancer. He was born Oct. 11, 1934, in Harmony to James and Ada Cartwright. Mr. Cartwright was employed at Justice, Thore and Company as a CPA. He was a member of Heritage Hills Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. Mr. Cartwright served as a trustee and volunteered at Grace Baptist Bible College. He will be remembered for his warm, gracious greetings, handshakes and expressions of thanks. Mr. Cartwright was preceded in death by his parents, and his loving wife, Patricia Page Cartwright. He is survived by his son, Grayson and wife Jennifer Cartwright of Winston-Salem; two sisters, Ruth Vestal of Greensboro, and Sybil Niblock of Salisbury; and a granddaughter, Arielle. He will be remembered as Grandpa Cartwright by many children from his church whom he loved dearly. A service celebrating his life was held on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. Visitation preceded the service from 1-2:15 p.m. Burial followed the service at Parklawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Grace Baptist Bible College, 5739 Old Rural Hall Road, Suite A, Winston-Salem, N.C., 27105. Online condolences may be made to

Brenda Mann Jones

Mrs. Brenda Mann Jones, 72, passed away on Friday, March 8, 2019. She was born in Forsyth County on Dec. 7, 1946, to Chester Mann and Mary Fearrington Mann. Brenda was a member of Clemmons Moravian Church for many years and was part of the Fellowship Sunday school class. She was a high school English teacher for Forsyth County Schools for many years. Brenda loved to travel with her husband, John, in their RV. She had always dreamed of traveling to all 50 states, and John made that dream come true. Above all, Brenda loved her grandkids dearly. She was preceded in death by her father, Chester Mann and son, Chad Brandon Harper. Surviving are her mother, Mary Fearrington Mann; husband, John William Jones; son, Kyle Patrick Harper (Sara) of Wilmington; daughter, Kym Harper Styers (Gary) of Clemmons; grandchildren, Kaylee Styers, Avery Harper, and Eli Harper; brother, Richard K. Mann (Cindy) of King; step-children, Lynn Ambrose and Jeffrey Jones of Pennsylvania; and many extended family and friends. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at Clemmons Moravian Church with Rev. Christopher C. Thore officiating. Interment followed at Parklawn Memorial Park. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. on  Monday, March 11, 2019, at Hayworth-Miller Lewisville. Memorial contributions may be made to Trellis Supportive Care at 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, N.C., 27103. Online condolences may be made at

Gary Steven Vanhoy

Mr. Gary Steven Vanhoy, 65, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2019, at his home. He was born in Forsyth County on Feb. 14, 1954, to the late Johnnie and Maybell Vanhoy. Mr. Vanhoy retired from the U.S. Postal Service with 39 years of service.  He was a member of the Church of Christ at Ketner’s and had a passion for bluegrass music. Mr. Vanhoy is survived by his wife of 45 years, Luann Tuttle Vanhoy; son, Kevin Vanhoy; daughters, Emily Vanhoy and Katie Vanhoy; brother, Johnnie Vanhoy, Jr. and wife, Darlene; two sisters, Sylvia Vanhoy and Teresa Bliss (Adam). A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2019, at Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel.  Burial will follow at the Church of Christ at Ketner’s Cemetery. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The family would like to thank Trellis Supportive Care and his family and friends for all the care that was given. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane Winston-Salem, N.C., 27103.