Obituaries — March 28

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 28, 2019

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Wilbert Elmer Ball

Mr. Wilbert Elmer Ball, 91, of Clemmons, passed away on March 19, 2019. Wilbert was born in Davidson County on Sept. 12, 1927, to William Elmer Ball and Clara Johnson Ball. Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 25, 2019, in the Davidson Funeral Home-Hickory Tree Chapel where Pastor Roger Dean Weisner officiated. Burial was private at Parklawn Memorial Gardens. The family received friends at the funeral home from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service. He was a retired employee of AT&T. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ruby Perryman Ball; and their only child, Byron W. Ball. Surviving are his daughter-in-law, Patrice Ball, his grandsons, Nathan Ball and Ryan Windus, and great-grandson Wesley Wisewood, all of Portland, Ore.;  his sister, Evelyn Weisner, brother, Larry Ball (Carolyn), as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to donor’s favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at

Di-Ann Cress Moser

Di-Ann Cress Moser, 81, of Lewisville, passed away Monday, March 18, 2019, at her residence. She was born Sept. 30, 1937, in Forsyth County, the daughter of Steffie David and Lillian Essic Cress. She was a member of Warner’s Chapel Church of Christ; had worked at Piece Goods Warehouse and Lowder Grading. She loved basket weaving, gardening and family camping trips. A charitable person, her life revolved around her church and her family, especially her grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Norman W. Moser; a sister, Jean Belew and a brother, Tommy Cress. Survivors include her two daughters, Beth Hutcherson (James) of Lewisville and Ann Riddle of Lewisville; three grandchildren, Lindsay Riddle, Katie Hutcherson and Destan Hutcherson, all of Lewisville; many nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2019, at Warners Chapel Church of Christ where Mr. Todd Hinson officiated. Interment  followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the church. A special thanks to Trellis Supportive Care (Davie Office) and the staff of Comforcare Home Healthcare for their loving support and tender care. Memorials may be made to Warners Chapel Church of Christ, or to the North Carolina School of Biblical Studies, both at 8999 Lasater Road, Clemmons, N.C., 27012. Online condolences may be made at Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel served the Moser family.

Evelyn Burgess Smith

Mrs. Evelyn Burgess Smith 96, of Clemmons, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2019. She was born Jan. 22, 1923, in Providence, R.I., to the late Emanuel and Frances Burgess. Mrs. Smith was a wonderful, true-loving Christian mother. While living in Pensacola, Fla., she attended Leonard Street Church of Christ and after moving to North Carolina, she attended Linville Forest Church of Christ. She enjoyed traveling the nation doing missionary work with the Sojourners. Mrs. Smith was a very accomplished artist with expertise in oil and watercolor.

Preceding her in death are her husband, Walter Hubert Smith, and six brothers and sisters. Surviving are two children, Sandra Fleming (Glenn) and Reid Smith (Kathy), six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren, and many loving nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was conducted in her honor at 10 a.m. March 21, 2019, at the Salisbury National Cemetery, officiated by Minister Kelly Brown. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her honor to the Mt. Dora Children’s Home, 301 W 13th Street, Mt. Dora, Fla., 32757. Online condolences may be made at