Obituaries — June 6

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 6, 2019

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Mildred Holder Barker

Mrs. Mildred Holder Barker, 92, of Lewisville, was born Sept. 11, 1926, to Harvey and Clara Holder and died May 25, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Barker, and brothers, Odell Holder and Edward Holder. Surviving are a son, Donald Barker of Lewisville; a daughter, Paula Bell of Asheville; a grandson, Craig Barker of Lewisville; and a brother Charles Holder of Lewisville. She lived in Lewisville all her life where she sold real estate. Mrs. Barker loved bluegrass music and sang in bluegrass bands with her husband, Paul, and brother, Odell. She loved talking with and meeting people. Mrs. Barker was a member of Warner’s Chapel Church of Christ in Clemmons. She loved the Lord and got great pleasure from singing gospel songs. The family wishes to thank the staff at Trinity Elms in Clemmons, where she resided for 10 years, for their great service. The family also thanks the staff at ComforCare of Winston-Salem and Trellis Supportive Care for their outstanding love and support. A funeral service was conducted in her honor at 2 p.m. Monday, May 27, 2019, at Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel, officiated by Pastor Jerry Jones. Interment followed at Warner’s Chapel Church of Christ Cemetery. The family received friends from 12:45-1:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Way, Winston-Salem, N.C., 27103. Online condolences may be made at

James McChristian Bodenheimer Jr.

James McChristian Bodenheimer Jr., died peacefully at home on May 30, 2019. Born Sept. 8, 1940, to James McChristian Sr. and Myrtle Willard Bodenheimer in Winston-Salem, Jim is survived by sister, Annie Westmoreland and brother Robert Bodenheimer. He is predeceased by sisters Virginia Jones and Edna Clark. Son, Jeff Bodenheimer (Jenn) live in Lewisville with Carly and Brooke. Jim’s granddaughter, Haley Anese, recently married Trey Nixon and they live in Winston-Salem. Grandson Kellan attends Western Carolina University and shares the same love of golf as “Ops.” Jim and the love of his life, Kay, were married for 58 years. After rich careers with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, they enjoyed traveling and time spent with family in the mountains of Virginia and Ocean Isle Beach. Jim was an avid golfer and fisherman and was a huge Wake Forest fan. Jim was a Mason, 32nd degree, passionate about serving others. He had a wildly contagious fun personality and never, ever met a stranger. Visitation was at 1 p.m. on June 2 at Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home in Lewisville. The celebration of life memorial service was at 2 p.m. with Dr. George Smith, Mr. Jim Westmoreland, and Mary Ann Haskett officiating with a graveyard service to follow at Forsyth Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to Shriner Hospitals for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, Fla., 33607, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105 or to Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, N.C., 27103. Online condolences may be made at Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel 6685 Shallowford Road, Lewisville, N.C., 27023

Mary Leola Compton Brogdon

Mrs. Mary Leola Compton Brogdon, 61, of Lewisville passed away Saturday, May 25, 2019, at her residence. Mrs. Brogdon was born in Granville County to the late Leo Compton and Mary Lunsford Compton on Oct. 31, 1957. Mary was a longtime member of Lewisville United Methodist Church, where she served in the choir for 35 years. Mary enjoyed going to the beach and spending time with family. Her pride and joy were her five grandchildren of whom she loved with all her heart. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by one sister, Theresa Compton. She is survived by her husband, Lawrence Brogdon; son, John Brogdon (Brooke); daughter, Laura Primavera (Scott); son, Jared Brogdon; grandchildren, Avery and Della Brogdon, Isabelle, Leo and Luna Primavera; brother, Lewis Compton; sister, Hollie Compton. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at Lewisville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Ivan Peden officiating. Committal will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial to Lewisville United Methodist Church, 6290 Shallowford Road, Lewisville, N.C., 27023.

James Edward Fincher Sr.

Mr. James Edward Fincher Sr., 82, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2019. Funeral service was at 3 p.m., Sunday, June 2, 2019, at New Friendship Baptist Church. Visitation was at 1:30 p.m.

Jeffery Wayne Holt

Mr. Jeffery Wayne Holt, 46, of SW Acres Drive passed away Sunday, May 26, 2019. He was born July 20, 1972, in Forsyth County to Howard Glenn Holt, Sr. and Marjorie Beatrice Shinlever Holt. Mr. Holt worked in construction and was preceded in death by his father. Surviving are his mother and step-father, Marjorie (Timothy) Jarvis; daughters, Hailie and Kaitlyn; his brother, Howard G. Holt, Jr.; aunt, Teresa Shinlever; and uncle Eddie Shinlever. A celebration of life service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday in the Gentry Family Chapel by Rev. Stephen Evans. Online condolences may be made to

Allen ‘Ray’ Ingram

Mr. Allen “Ray” Ingram, 80, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. Ray was born on March 31, 1939, in Rowan County, a son of the late John W. and Kathryn Adams Ingram. He was a member of Pinedale Christian Church, served in the United States Army 1962-64, and graduated from John W. Hanes High School in 1957. Ray retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1992 where he served as station manager with 35 years of service. He and wife Jane spent 15 years on the South Little League fields, traveling to all 50 states. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 52 years, Delores Jane Sweatman Ingram, and sister, Patsy Marie. Surviving is son Randall “Randy” Ingram of Winston-Salem; brother Harold “Gus” Ingram (Rose) of Clemmons; two grandchildren, Wesley A. Ingram-Taylor of Winston-Salem and Hanna Michelle Ingram of Phoenix, Arizona; nephews Ron and Jeff Mabe; and niece Traci I. Collins. A graveside memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 3, 2019, at Parklawn Memorial Park with Rev. Matthew Sink officiating. Memorial gifts may be given to Pinedale Christian Church or to one of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Naomi Minton

Naomi Minton, 73, of Clemmons passed away on June 1, 2019, in Winston-Salem while under the care of the K.B. Reynolds Hospice House.

Naomi was born July 30, 1945, in Davie County, a daughter to the late Carl Baysinger and Della Poole Baysinger. She was preceded in death by both her parents, her brother Jack Baysinger and two sisters, Mary Chattin and Joanne Ferguson.

In life, Naomi was a loving mother and homemaker and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. She is survived by a large and caring family, including her sons Mitchell Green (Susan) and Timmy Green, both of Mocksville, daughters Sherry Green and Angela Burchette (Mark), both of Advance, brother Glenn Baysinger, sister Betty Cox of Salisbury and sister Barbara Barker of Florida, five grandchildren; Carley, Jessup, Candi (Steven), Kenzi and Bela, two great-grandchildren Brody and Ava, a very special friend Orlando and many nieces and nephews, especially two who were close to her heart, Debra Barker-Sudnik of Florida and Cheryl Jackson.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at the Davie Funeral Service Chapel in Mocksville from 1-2 p.m. A memorial service will immediately follow at 2 p.m., also at the Davie Chapel, with Pastor Rob Waugh officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Naomi’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America or to the K.B. Reynold’s Hospice House.

Davie Funeral Service is honored to serve the family. Online condolences may be left at

Barbara Grubbs Wall

Mrs. Barbara Grubbs Wall of Rural Hall, passed away on Monday, May 27, 2019, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born on Sept. 3, 1941, in Forsyth County to the late John and Mae Grubbs. Barbara was an active member of Temple Baptist Church in Lewisville, where she enjoyed singing in the choir and utilizing her many talents wherever needed. Her work career spanned 9½ years at R.J. Reynolds and a hairdresser for 35 years. She loved being a hairdresser and operated her own shop for most of those years. Barbara was so gifted in decorating whether it be her home, church or helping a friend. Her greatest pleasure in life was being a Christian and living for the Lord. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one sister. Survivors include her husband, David Sherill Wall of 20 years; two daughters, Sherri Winfrey (Roy) of Kernersville and Pamela Rogers (Kevin) of Lewisville; two granddaughters, Meghan Cooper of Kernersville and Anna Rogers of Lewisville; two great-grandsons, Jacob and Jaxon Cooper; step-daughter, Lisa Foster (Mike) of Rural Hall; two step-sons, Tim Wall (Michelle) of Rural Hall and Phil Wall of King; six step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; also surviving are two sisters, Betty Huls (Bill) of Pfafftown and Dorothy Henry Davis of Lewisville; one brother-in-law, Glenn Walker; and several nieces and nephews. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel. A funeral service was held on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Temple Baptist Church conducted by Pastor Josh Boles. Burial will follow at Forsyth Memorial Park. Online condolences may be made at