Obituaries — June 20

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 20, 2019

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Dennis Lee Estill

Dennis Lee Estill, 74, passed away Tuesday, May 28, after suffering a heart attack on a golf course near his home in Clemmons. Graduate of Mansfield Senior High School in 1962, having served in the Army in Korea where he received the Purple Heart, he retired after a career in the grocery industry. Born Dec. 10, 1944, in Altus, Oklahoma, to Jacqueline and Lawrence Estill, he was preceded in death by parents; daughter, Melinda Holbrook; and brother, Dale Estill. Survived by long-time companion, Vivian Binkley; sons: Scott Estill (Corby), Michael Estill (Kim), Larry Estill, and Steven Estill; sister, Sandra Ferris and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins and many friends. Dennis was an avid golfer and never met a stranger. A memorial service will be held Thursday, June 20, at 3 p.m. at Clemmons First Baptist Church. A fellowship reception will be held after the service.

Matthew Wilson Faircloth

Mr. Matthew Wilson Faircloth, 51, of Lewisville, passed away on Tuesday, June 11. Matthew was born in Forsyth County on Oct. 24, 1967, to Horace Michael Faircloth and Terrie Brown Faircloth. He graduated from West Forsyth High School in 1986 and received a bachelor of arts in English from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  Matt retired as a supervisor from the Forsyth County Department of Social Services. Following retirement, he volunteered at the Forsyth Humane Society. Matt was preceded in death by his father, paternal grandparents, and maternal grandparents. In addition to his mother he is survived by his brother, John Hall Faircloth (Cristie) of Lewisville; one uncle, Brian Brown (Elizabeth) of Pfafftown; two cousins, Joseph Brown of Pfafftown, and Rebecca Brown of Wilmington; and numerous other relatives and friends. A private graveside service will be held.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Forsyth Humane Society, 4881 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem, N.C., 27104. Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel is assisting the family of Mr. Faircloth.

Ann Redding Mabe

Freda Ann Redding Mabe, 84, of Bermuda Run, died Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at Novant Health Clemmons Medical Center. She was born July 30, 1934, in Randolph County and was the daughter of the late Carr Vaden Redding, Sr. and Annie Wall Redding. She was formerly a member of Marlboro Friends Meeting. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother. Freda is survived by two daughters, Debra West Phillips and Sandra Mabe; son-in-law, John Phillips; two grandchildren, Lauren Weber and husband, Alex, and Danielle Petree; great-granddaughter, Carson Petree; two sisters, Mildred Sueta, her heart sister, and Evelyn Ring; and special nieces and nephews. Graveside service celebrating Freda’s life were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 16, 2019, at Marlboro Friends Meeting Cemetery, Sophia, NC. Condolences may be sent to the family online on Freda’s tribute page at In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Forsyth Humane Society, 4881 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem, N.C., 27104.

Sue Kepley Mendenhall

Sue Kepley Mendenhall, 75, of Clemmons, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, June 14, 2019, at Mallard Ridge. A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2019, at Center United Methodist Church with the Reverend Mitch Wilson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday at Davidson Funeral Home on Hickory Tree Road. Mrs. Mendenhall was born in Forsyth County on Dec. 7, 1943, to Ervin Elmer Kepley and Eva Shoaf Kepley. She was a member of Center United Methodist Church and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her memory will be cherished forevermore in the hearts of her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents. Surviving are her loving husband of 56 years, Richard Eugene Mendenhall, of the home; her son, Jeff Mendenhall (Kim) of Lexington; her two daughters, Kathy Hamilton (Donald) and Stacy Hill (Tony) all of Clemmons; a brother, Charles Kepley (Vickey) of Lexington; a sister, Molly Long (Steve) of Lexington; six grandchildren, Amanda Padgett (Josh), Mason Hamilton, Hope Mendenhall, Carter Hamilton, Gavin Hill and Gracin Hill; and two great-grandchildren, Adam Padgett and Katie Padgett. Memorials may be directed to Center United Methodist Church at 186 Center Church Road, Lexington, NC 27295. Davidson Funeral Home-Hickory Tree Chapel served the family. Online condolences can be made at

Rachael Elizabeth Casolari Parker

Mrs. Rachael Elizabeth Casolari Parker, 83, of Clemmons, passed away at her residence on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. She was born in Harlan County, Kentucky, on July 6, 1935, to the late Michael Angelo Casolari and Anna Mae Rae Casolari. Mrs. Parker was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. She was retired from Western Electric with 39 years of dedicated service. Mrs. Parker was a loving and caring mother and grandmother. Preceding her in death are her parents; husband, Donald Eugene Parker; and 10 siblings. Surviving are a son, Ronald E. Parker (Cheryl); two grandchildren, Joshua Parker and Josiah Parker; a brother, Jimmy Casolari; and two sisters, Chell Maggard and Cecilia “Chee Chee” Holcomb. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. Online condolences may be made at