Obituaries — May 30

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 30, 2019

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Carolyn Mixon Clinkscale

Mrs. Carolyn Mixon Clinkscale, 79, of Clemmons, left this earthly life on Monday, May 20, 2019. She was born July 2, 1939, in Cleveland, Ohio, where she lived for many years until moving to Winston-Salem and resided for the past 40 years. Mrs. Clinkscale was retired from American Airlines and a member of Center Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Carl Mixon; her husband, James H. Clinkscale, and a son, Kevin. Surviving are her mother, Mamie Mixon; six daughters; four sons; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one sister and one brother. A funeral service was held at noon Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at Center Grove Baptist Church with Pastor Joseph Tucker officiating. Interment followed in Grapevine Baptist Church cemetery. The family received friends one hour before the service at the church.

Ozelma Mattie Burwell Gillespie

Mrs. Ozelma Mattie Burwell Gillespie, 99, passed away at her home on Saturday, May 19, 2019. She was born on June 8, 1919, the daughter of the late Willis G. Burwell and Vera Mae Hall Burwell. Mrs. Gillespie was a member of Robinhood Baptist Church. She loved to read, work in her flower gardens and bake for her family and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert William Gillespie; a grandson, Ryan Gillespie; two brothers and a sister. She is survived by two sons, Jerry Gillespie (Brenda) of Tobaccoville and Ken Gillespie (Pam) of New Bern; a daughter, Karen Eshback (Pete) of Germanton; a grandson, Chris Gillespie of Lewisville; and her only remaining sister, Patricia Owens of Germanton. Mrs. Gillespie is also survived by several nieces, nephews and extended family. A memorial service was conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at Hayworth-Miller Chapel in Rural Hall with Rev. John Hackworth, Jr. officiating. The family received friends from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Trellis Supportive Care and Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home for the love and care shown during Mrs. Gillespie’s time of need. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Winston-Salem Rescue Mission or Trellis Supportive Care. Hayworth-Miller Rural Hall Chapel 305 Bethania-Rural Hall Rd., Rural Hall, N.C., 27045

Marie Brewer Nifong

Marie Brewer Nifong passed away on May 20, 2019. She was born on June 21, 1928, to Sarah Foltz and James A. Brewer Sr. in Forsyth County. Marie spent her childhood on a dairy farm in Forsyth County and worshiped at Advent Moravian Church. She graduated from Griffith High School and Graham-Thomas Technical College in Richmond, Virginia, with a degree in medical & allergy technology. She worked with Dr. B.B. Pool at City Memorial Hospital, Winston-Salem. Marie met the love of her life while sitting on the front porch of the Brewer farmhouse with her friend Doris when Paul and Herman Foltz came riding by in a Buick waving and yelling at the girls; the rest was history. She married 1st Lt. Paul D Nifong on June 28, 1952, for 64 years until Paul’s passing in 2016. Marie was a member of Clemmons Moravian Church where she taught Sunday school class for 35 years, directed children’s choir and sang in the adult choir. She was interested in art as a young girl inspired by four aunts who were artists. She took watercolor workshops twice a year from nationally accredited teachers for 14 years from the Sawtooth Center. Being of the Moravian denomination, she painted symbols of God’s love for us through the Love Feast and Moravian Seal.Marie was a naturalist with a love for growing flowers and painting them. She wanted to glorify God in everything she painted, showing the beauty He has given us on this earth. She was an exhibiting member of the Associated Artists of Winston-Salem. Her paintings are represented in private collections throughout North Carolina and the world and she has won many awards in juried exhibitions. She also loved to support Samaritan Ministries, Crisis Control and Sunnyside Ministry and spent many hours in court being an advocate for the mentally ill. She worked with her husband setting up a Dental Clinic in Ahuas, Honduras, where natives would walk from miles around to seek relief from dental pain. Marie cared for the sick, the hurt, the poor, the troubled and the needy, taking food, holding a hand, saying a prayer or taking a vase of flowers from her beautiful rose garden. She always cared deeply for others, she was gracious, kind and loving. Marie and Paul were blessed with three children: Dr. Paul D Nifong Jr. (Melissa), Gary B. Nifong (Margaret), and Lisa A. Nifong. There are five grandchildren: Alex Nifong, Patrick Nifong (Ana Linn), Molly Nifong, Nathan Nifong (Miki), Ashley Hirschfield (Austin); and two great-grandchildren: Paul Oscar and Nanoka Margaret. She has a surviving brother, James A. Brewer Jr., and a sister, Ila Louise Brewer, who proceeded her in death. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2019, at Clemmons Moravian Church with Rev. Christopher C. Thore officiating.  Burial followed in the church graveyard. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel. Memorials may be made to Sunnyside Ministry in Winston-Salem. Online condolences may be made to .