Obituaries — April 25

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 25, 2019

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Jack Doub

Mr. Jack Doub, 87, of Advance, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2019, at his home. He was born June 4, 1931, in Forsyth County to John Fletcher and Alma Tate Doub. Doub was a member of Advance First Baptist Church and a follower of Jesus Christ. He retired from AT&T with 37 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ramonia Hicks Doub; seven sisters and three brothers. Surviving are five children, David Doub and Debbie Doub Jones, both of Mocksville, and Gary Doub, Jeff Doub and Jackie Doub, all of Advance; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel with Rev. Rodney Hellard officiating. Burial will follow at Westlawn Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to .

Billy Gray Troutman

Billy Gray Troutman, of Lewisville, a faithful member of Pine Chapel Moravian Church, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 18, 2019, at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born March 1, 1937, to the late Raymond T. Troutman, Sr. and Edith Reich Troutman. Over the years, he served on the Board of Elders, trustee and usher at his church. He served in the U.S. Navy for 12 years. For 23 years, he worked for Greyhound Lines. On Dec. 22, 1956, he married the former Peggy Sue Wood. In addition to his parents, Billy was preceded in death by his brothers, Terry, Bobby, and Ray Troutman, and sisters, Betty Norman and Catherine Williamson. Billy is survived by his wife of 62 years, Peggy Troutman; son, Wendell Troutman; daughter, Rhonda Wrights (Billy); 4 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Bill loved football and traveling. He and Peggy traveled the East Coast, Canada, and the West Coast. His desire was for everyone to come to know Jesus. There will be no viewing but a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Donations may be made in Billy’s memory to Pine Chapel Moravian Church, 320 Goldfloss Street, Winston-Salem, N.C., 27127. Online condolences may be made to “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.” — Luke 12:31.

Memorial service set for Fred G. and Nancy Cook Welfare

A graveside memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Woodlawn Gardens of Memory for Fred G. Welfare and Nancy Cook Welfare. A reception will follow at Clemmons First Baptist Church.

Mr. Welfare, who died April 25, 2018, and Mrs. Welfare, who died Feb. 21, 2019, were married for 65 years. They were natives of Clemmons and at the time of their deaths lived in Staunton, Virginia.

They are survived by five children, Rhonda Welfare of Staunton, Virginia; Onna McLennon of Madison Heights, Virginia; Eric Welfare of Lynchburg, Virginia; Alan Welfare of Gastonia; and Sandy Welfare of Staunton, Virginia; four grandsons; one great-granddaughter; and 14 nieces and nephews. Mrs. Welfare is also survived by a brother, Herman Cook; an aunt, Margaret Bayer; and a number of Brewer and Cook cousins.

The Welfares were preceded in death by a granddaughter, Julia Merritt. In addition, Mr. Welfare was preceded in death by his parents, J. Frank and Mabel Welfare, and his siblings, Howard Welfare, Mary Jarvis and Helen Graham. Mrs. Welfare was preceded in death by her parents, J. Thomas and Flossie Cook, and her sister, Jane Corn.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Camp Thunderbird Send a Kid to Camp Campaign, YMCA of Greater Charlotte, 1020 Euclid Ave., Charlotte, N.C., 28202.

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