Obituaries — April 4

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 4, 2019

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Isaac ‘Ike’ Newton Albright

Mr. Isaac “Ike” Newton Albright, 91, of Clemmons passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born Jan. 19, 1928, in Alamance County, the son of the late Cecil L. Albright, Sr. and Achsah Moore Albright. He was a member of Clemmons Presbyterian Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Rick Albright and two brothers, Joe Albright and Cecil Albright, Jr. Survivors include his wife, Barbara S. Albright of the home; one brother, Ben Albright of Burlington; and two sisters, Altavista Pruitt of Burlington and Frances Taylor (Harris) of Haw River. A funeral service was conducted at noon on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at Westlawn Gardens of Memory Mausoleum Chapel in Clemmons where Dr. William Hoyle officiated. The family received friends prior to the service from 11 a.m. until noon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Clemmons Presbyterian Church, 3930 Clemmons Road, Clemmons, N.C., 27012 or Trellis and Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, N.C., 27103. The arrangements are by Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel. Online condolences may be made at

David ‘Dave’ Thomas Allen

Mr. David “Dave” Thomas Allen, 80, of Lewisville, passed away on Monday, March 25, 2019, in Winston-Salem after a long, trying battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was born on March 2, 1939, to Merrill Thomas Allen and Maurine Chamberlain, and grew up in Pleasant Grove, Utah, along with his sisters Kathleen (Nathan Adams) and Tyra (Larry Pate). He attended Pleasant Grove High School, and BYU where he studied physics. He served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Johannesburg, South Africa. Upon his return, he married his high school sweetheart, Mary Louise Makin, on Oct. 6, 1961, in the Salt Lake Temple. His work as a physicist and engineer took them many places, and gave them opportunities to make many friends. Together, they raised six children and worked to create a beautiful marriage. He is survived by his wife Mary Lou; children, Thomas (Monika), Robert (Kimberly), Sandra, Rebecca (Larry Bowers), Mark, and Daniel; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and his sisters. Dave was a kind and generous man who served all within his reach. He was a skilled woodworker and many were the recipients of his labor. He served faithfully for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints throughout his life. He was always reaching out to serve his neighbors. He was an example to all of his family and friends of what a good man should be and do. To honor Dave, keep your family close and be patient and kind as he was. Do all that is in your power to serve your neighbors. Love and serve the Lord with all of your heart. He will be remembered fondly and missed by all. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, March 29, 2019, at Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home, 6685 Shallowford Road in Lewisville. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 30, 2019, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 4260 Clinard Road in Clemmons. Online condolences may be made at

Natalie Dillingham

Mrs. Natalie Dillingham, 59, of Lewisville, passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. She was born in Orlando, Florida, on June 10, 1959, to Ralph V. Chambers and Gloria Campbell Chambers. Natalie loved the Lord, her family, and her children dearly. She was preceded in death by her mother. Surviving are her husband, Bill Dillingham; children, Bethany Dillingham of Nashville, Tennessee, and Caleb Dillingham of Lewisville; father, Ralph V. Chambers of Rome, Georgia; sister, Sherry Lanier (Steve) of Brandon, Mississippi; and brother, Ed Chambers of Abilene, Texas. A celebration of life service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at Calvary Baptist Church where Mr. Steve Lanier officiated. The family received friends from 1-1:45 p.m. prior to the service on Saturday. A private graveside service was held at Forsyth Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Second Harvest Food Bank, 3655 Reed St, Winston-Salem, N.C., 27107, or Salem Pregnancy Care Center, 1342 Westgate Center Drive, Winston-Salem, N.C., 27103, or Samaritan Ministries, 414 E NW Blvd., Winston-Salem, N.C., 27105. Online condolences may be made at

Carl Ray Keaton Sr.

Mr. Carl Ray Keaton Sr., 71, of Lewisville, passed away Monday, March 25, 2019 at his home. Mr. Keaton was born Nov. 10, 1947, in Davie County to the late Carlye and Virginia Norman Keaton. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Vietnam War. Mr. Keaton enjoyed riding motorcycles, fishing, camping, and shooting. Mr. Keaton is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Monica McBride Keaton; two children, Tina Keaton (Sid) and Carl Keaton Jr. (Kim); grandchildren, Summer Lashley, James Charles, Zack Ridings, and Jacob Penley; two sisters, Faye Flynn and Linda Hanes; and two brothers, Tim Keaton (Kay) and Jimmy Keaton. A funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2019, at Gentry Family Chapel. Entombment followed at Westlawn Gardens of Memory in Clemmons with full military honors provided by N.C. National Guard Honor Guard and Yadkin VFW Post 10346. The family received friends from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the WG Hefner VA Medical Center, 1695 Kernersville Medical Parkway, Kernersville, N.C., 27284 to assist disabled veterans in their time of need. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Forsyth County EMS and Sheriff’s Department and to West Bend Fire Department for the assistance with Mr. Keaton. Online condolences may be made at Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville served the Keaton family.

William ‘Billy’ Loften Lynch

William “Billy” Loften Lynch, 53, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at Trellis Supportive Care Hospice while surrounded by songs and love. He was born in Winston-Salem on March 14, 1966, to Colen Loften Lynch and Phyllis Ann Mayes Lynch. Billy loved the outdoors, music, fishing and living life to the fullest. If you met him, you met a friend and he had many. Predeceased by his brother Michael Lynch. Billy is survived by his son Wade Lynch (Alena), daughter Ashley Denton (Chuck), parents Colen and Phyllis Lynch, brother Scott Lynch (Sherri), sister Susan Lynch, brother Ben Lynch (Amy), niece Felisha Serrano and a whole Lynch mob of nephews (who all loved their Uncle Billy). His laugh, smile and huge hugs will be missed dearly by his family and friends. Please name all your future pets Fred, Billy would like that. A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, at Bethel Baptist Church in Clemmons. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be made to Trellis Supportive Care Foundation, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem N.C., 27103; simply include William “Billy” Lynch in the memo line. “I’m just going to sit right here and rest maybe wait on the Tokyo to Montana Express.” Twin Rocks Oregon, Shawn Mullins.

Mary Smith

Mary Smith passed away March 19, 2019. Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband Rick of the home, two sons by Jerry Jones (deceased) from Clemmons, Gordon Jones of Winston-Salem and Gregory Jones of Advance; brother Dennis Rash of King, sister Patricia Priddy of Germanton, two aunts, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends who adored her.

Margaret Rae McGladrigan

Margaret Rae McGladrigan, 87, of Clemmons, formerly of Orange, Connecticut, passed away on March 28, 2019. A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Holy Infant Church in Orange, Connecticut.

George Wayman Merrill

George Wayman Merrill, of Lewisville, passed away on March 28, 2019, at his home in Lewisville. He was born on July 1, 1952, to Frank and Marian Merrill in Greenville, S.C. He was always a builder and loved to fish. He was a gentle soul who loved his family. Wayman was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Sally Ormand Merrill; daughter, Wesley Merrill Benfield (Jason); grandchildren, Zachary and Avery Benfield; and siblings, Tom Merrill (Deborah), Rebecca Culbertson (Chip) and David Merrill (Judy). The family received friends from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, at Salem Funeral Home, 2951 Reynolda Road. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Children’s Home Society of NC, P.O. Box 14608, Greensboro, N.C., 27415 or a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made through

Julian Gayle Singer

Julian Gayle Singer, age 89, a resident of Stamping Ground, Kentucky, passed away on March 29, 2019, at his home. Julian was born and raised in Stamping Ground to the late Carlt and Lillian Hall Singer. Julian served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked for R.J. Reynolds (RJR) Tobacco Company which was headquartered in Winston-Salem. He spent over 40 years working with RJR where he served as director of leaf purchasing. After his retirement from RJR in 1987, Julian worked as a consultant to Dibrell Tobacco Company where he traveled all over the world to consult on the tobacco industry. He was a recipient of the Pioneer Businessman Award. Julian loved anything and everything to do with tobacco, business, and learning new things. He had a strong sense of curiosity, was a great talker and loved conversing with people of all ages. He also loved to fish and play golf. Julian was a devoted and loving husband, father, and friend. Julian married Ethel Jarvis in January 1951 and they resided in Lexington, Kentucky. They had two children, Julie and Jennifer. The family moved to Clemmons in 1971. After his retirement in 1992, Julian and Ethel moved back to Stamping Ground. He is survived by his wife, Ethel Jarvis Singer of Stamping Ground, daughters Julie Singer Mackie (Chris) of Lewisville, and Jennifer Singer of Charlotte, one grandchild, Sam Mackie of Lewisville, and close family friend Tammie Laney of Charlotte. Julian was preceded in death by his two brothers Christian Henry (C.H.) Singer III and Charles Thomas Singer. He is also survived by nieces Cathy Singer Younger (Richard) of Georgetown, Kentucky, Kathryn Jarvis Follett (Barry) of Mount Sterling, Kentucky, Beverly Jarvis Osser (Jerry) of Orlando, Florida, and nephews Chris Singer (Camille) of Stamping Ground, Kentucky, Calvert Singer of Arizona and Scott Jarvis (Linda) of Georgetown, Kentucky. Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at Johnson’s Funeral Home in Georgetown with visitation with family following the service. Johnson’s Funeral Home is located at 641 S. Broadway Street, Georgetown, Kentucky, 40324. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bluegrass Care Navigators located at 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, Kentucky, 40504.  To plant a memorial tree in honor of Julian Gayle Singer, please visit Heartfelt Sympathies Store.