Obituaries — Sept. 19

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 19, 2019

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James Robert Jackson Sr.

James Robert Jackson Sr., 88, of Bermuda Run, passed away comfortably at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. Jim was born in Fayetteville on Sept. 4, 1931, to the late Rebecca Althea Johnson Jackson and William Samson Jackson. He attended Fayetteville city schools and became an Eagle Scout in 1945. Jim went on to attend Wake Forest College and matriculated into Duke University Medical School in his junior year of college. He graduated Duke Medical School in 1956 Alpha Omega Alpha and went on to serve in the United States Air Force as a staff neurosurgeon. Jim practiced neurosurgery for 35 years in Florida, Virginia and North Carolina before retiring in 1996. Jim was a gifted storyteller who loved helping people. He was also an exceptional golfer who hit two hole-in-ones in his lifetime. JJ, as he was called by many who loved him, also enjoyed bridge, crossword puzzles, dogs and gardening. He adored observing and interacting with nature every day. Jim was born with a good attitude and continued sharing his smiles, good humor and compassion for others his entire life. He is survived by his beloved wife of 39 years, Barbara Cain Jackson. Sons James Jackson, Jr. of Lausanne, Switzerland (Cheryl) and Lloyd Jackson of West Palm Beach, FL (Robert). Stepchildren Sandra McGee of Winston-Salem (Larry), Andrew Clement of Raleigh (Evette) and Melinda Clement of Boone. Grandchildren Marshall McGee, Sarah Girard, Cameron Clement and Benjamin Clement survive him, as do many great-grandchildren and great nieces and nephews. Daughters Gray Jackson Morrison and Dial Jackson Firth also survive him. Jim was an active member of Clemmons United Methodist Church in Clemmons with his wife Barbara. A celebration of Jim’s life and toasts to his spirit were held Saturday, Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. at the Bermuda Village Living Room in Bermuda Run. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Human Rights Campaign 1640 Rhode Island Ave. N.W. Washington, D.C., 20036-3278 Tel. 202-628-4160 HRC.ORG and/or to Clemmons United Methodist Church, 3700 Clemmons Road, Clemmons, N.C., 27012 Tel. 336-766-6375 Online condolences may be made at

Michalakis ‘Mike’ Loannou

Mr. Michalakis “Mike” Ioannou, passed away peacefully Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, at Reston Medical Center in Reston, Virginia. He was born Jan. 28, 1939, in Strogylos, Cyprus, to the late Ioannis Georgallis and Chariklia Frangeski and spent the last 39 years in Clemmons.

Mike was a very hard working man who loved to spend time with his friends and family here and in Cyprus. In addition to his parents, Mike is preceded in death by his siblings Georgios Ioannou, Yaladia Filotheou, and Eleftheria Stavrou. He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 56 years Loukia Ioannou; his brother Panayiotis Ioannou; three children: John Ioannou (Vickie), Chris Ioannou, Elena Shepherd (Sandy); seven grandchildren: Mikie, Kassie, Demetri; Michael; Alexis, Ralph, and Maria.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Reston Medical Center ICU for their exceptional care after becoming ill in Cyprus and trying to come back to his family.

The family received friends from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Sept. 16 2019, at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. The Trisagion service was at 11:30 a.m., with the funeral service at 12:30 p.m. officiated by Fr. Constatine Shepherd. Burial followed at Forsyth Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105. Online condolences may be made at

Donald ‘Don’ Charles Lough

Mr. Donald “Don” Charles Lough, 68, passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born on Aug. 16, 1951, to the late Charles Lough and Maria D’Augustino. Mr. Lough served in the U.S. Army for three tours of duty during the Vietnam War. He worked as a consultant for many years in computer programming. Mr. Lough was a passionate Boy Scout leader and an NRA instructor. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Preceding him in death was a sister, Micaela Lough Robert.  Surviving is his wife of 36 years, Lily Lough; son, Michael Donovan Lough (Courtney) and their children, Miranda and Donovan Lough all of New Port Richey, Florida; son, Daniel Anthony Lough (Rachael) of Lewisville; two sisters, Hilda Lough Taylor and Alessandra Lough-Salvadori (Roberto); brother, David Lough; also surviving are several loving nieces and nephews. A visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel. Full military honors were held at 5 p.m. by the VFW Memorial Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 7027 Albert Pick Rd. Suite 104, Greensboro, N.C., 27409.

Dorothy Cundiff Phillips

Mrs. Dorothy Cundiff Phillips, 91, of Advance, passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born Aug. 22, 1928, in Forsyth County to Jesse Beamer and Claire Mae Walker Cundiff. Mrs. Phillips retired from Sara Lee Corporation with 41½ years of service and was a faithful member of Yadkin Valley Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Rev. Clyde Phillips, Jr; two brothers, Alvin and Dallas Cundiff and a sister, Lois Bullins. Surviving are five children, Steve Phillips (Anne), Judy Williams (Ricky), Janet Davis (Ronnie), Ronnie Phillips (LeAnn) and Mike Phillips (Shellen); eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at Yadkin Valley Baptist Church with Rev. Ronnie Craddock officiating. Mrs. Phillips was in state 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trellis Supportive Care or to Meals on Wheels. Online condolences may be made to .