Obituaries — Nov. 14

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 14, 2019

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Terry Odell Beeson

Mr. Terry Odell Beeson, 78, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at his home. He was born in Forsyth County on Sept. 7, 1941, to the late Raymond and Sadie Fulp Beeson. Mr. Beeson was of the Moravian faith and was retired from AT&T with 30 years of service. He enjoyed playing softball, basketball, going fishing and most importantly, he loved to ride his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Surviving is his wife of 50 years, Diane Spainhour Beeson; son, Brian Beeson (Susan) of Winston-Salem; grandson, Jacob Beeson and a brother, Wayne Beeson. A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, at Gardens of Memory in Walkertown. The family would like to thank Trellis Supportive Care for the care and compassion given to Mr. Beeson. Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel is serving the Beeson family.

Scott Bradley Cecile

Mr. Scott Bradley Cecile, 42, passed away Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at his home. He was born in Forsyth County on Oct. 29, 1977, to Reece David and Diana Hege Cecile. Scott worked for his uncle, Jerry, at Jerry Cecile Grading and was a known staple in the grading business. He loved being outdoors and was an avid hunter and enjoyed riding ATVs. Preceding him in death was his father, Reece Cecile; father-in-law, Jerry Vaughn and his maternal grandparents, J.W. and Jettie Hege. Surviving is his wife of 11 years, Jennifer Vaughn Cecile; two sons, Luke and Logan Cecile; mother, Diana Cecile of Lewisville; brother, David Cecile (Leanne) of Tobaccoville; nephews, Dylan Cecile and special friend Kayla Blake, Daniel Vaughn, and Jake Vaughn.; mother-in-law, Patricia Vaughn; brother Jeff Vaughn (Lisa). A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, at Westlawn Gardens of Memory. The family received friends from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. prior to the service at Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 7027 Albert Pick Rd. Suite 104 Greensboro, NC 27409. Online condolences may be made at

Evelyn Hendrix Fishel

Mrs. Evelyn Hendrix Fishel, 94, of Clemmons, passed away Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. She was born Nov. 6, 1925, in Davie County to Annie Sidden Hendrix and Eddie N. Hendrix. Evelyn was a faithful member of Advent Moravian Church and retired from Hanes Knitting Company after 45 years of service. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Wilburn Eugene Fishel; her parents and four sisters (Mary Frances, Vernie, Edith, Joyce). Surviving are her two daughters, Patricia Long (Michael) and Jean Gardin (Rick); three grandchildren, Dr. John Long (Ashley), Caroline Nenninger (Jared) and Amy Linville (Rev. Aaron); three great-grandchildren, Rylee Long, Hoy Nenninger and Haylee Long; three sisters, Lucy Carter, Annie Ruth Everhart and Sarah Smith; two brothers, Robert and Vance Hendrix and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a warm, gentle soul who found delight in spending time with her family and teaching her grandchildren her spirited ways. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at Advent Moravian Church with Rev. Dr. Tim Sapp officiating. Interment will follow in the church graveyard. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. Memorials may be made to Advent Moravian Church, 1514 W. Clemmonsville Rd. Winston-Salem, NC 27127. Online condolences may be made at

Lena Pietrantozzi Massaroni

Lena Pietrantozzi Massaroni passed away on Nov. 10, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Marshall County, West Virginia, to the late Augusto Pietrantozzi and Cecelia Viola Pietrantozzi. Lena was a dedicated member of Holy Family Catholic Church where she looked forward to her time with her senior club The Crafters. She loved animals and enjoyed watching birds from her window each day.

Lena was an adoring mother and grandmother. Caring for her family was her main joy in life.

Lena is joining her husband, Armando Massaroni, and siblings in heaven. She leaves behind her daughter, Lisa Simmons (Ed); grandchildren, Ryan (Shannon) Simmons and Courtney Simmons; great-grandchildren, Marissa, Gabriel, and Harper; many nieces and nephews; grand-dog and best friend, Aspen; and many other loved ones.

The visitation was held on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 5-7 p.m. at Vogler & Sons in Clemmons. The funeral was on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church. She was entombed at Westlawn Gardens of Memory following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Trellis Supportive Care.

Marie Lyerly Messer

Helen Marie Lyerly Messer, 83, passed away on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at Brighton Gardens in Winston-Salem. Helen was born to James Robert Lyerly and Helen Rose Roberson on May 16, 1936, in Forsyth County. She attended Lewisville High School and graduated in 1955. She met her husband William “Bill” Howard Messer during this time, and they were married in July of 1957. Helen worked as office manager for many years at Milpak Graphics. “Nothing is as beautiful as the fall color palette of nature.” Helen was an artist and worked in many types of mediums from charcoal drawings up through oil paintings and everything in between. Many of her paintings contained fall color scenes. She loved to travel and had been to many states including Alaska and Hawaii, as well as a trip into Mexico.  She traveled with her sister Carrie on their trip to Hawaii and on several cruises, having many good times together. It was with Carrie that she flew over the volcanoes in Hawaii in a helicopter — she often described it as one of the best trips she had ever taken. Helen and Bill took many trips to Las Vegas and to Cherokee, and they enjoyed every single one. Her last official trip was with Bill and his friend David Binkley to Cherokee in late 2017. Helen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her sister Judy; and her brother, Sonny. She is survived by her sister, Carrie Bass (Steven) and her brother, Kenneth Lyerly; two sons, Jason Messer (April) and Brian Messer (Diana); three grandchildren, Caitlin Messer, Luke Messer and Aimee Messer; as well as two great-grandchildren, Evelyn and Clara. A time of visitation for friends and family will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, from 5-7 p.m. at Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel, 6685 Shallowford Road, Lewisville, N.C., 27023. While Helen leaves behind many friends and family members, it was her wish to have a simple service and her ashes to be scattered amongst the many places she loved. She is now reunited with her husband, Willie. Online condolences may be made at

Charlene Grace Meade Poindexter

Charlene Grace Meade Poindexter, 84, of Lewisville, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, at Forsyth Medical Center from complications related to Alzheimer’s, which she had been battling for eight years. She was born in Trammel, Virginia, on Aug. 8, 1935, to Minor Wiley and Ida Isabelle Justice Meade. She spent her formative years in Canebrake, West Virginia, and always had fond memories of the time she spent growing up in her beautiful mountain home. She graduated from Castlewood High School in Castlewood, Virginia, in 1954 and soon moved to Winston-Salem, where she lived for many years. She married William Henry Poindexter in 1956, and they celebrated 63 years of marriage in March 2019. Charlene earned an accounting degree from the International Accounting Society. She worked for many years for accounting firms and as an independent contractor in and around Winston-Salem. She finished her career at H&R Block in Clemmons where she specialized in corporate taxes. A long-time Southern Baptist, over the years, she was a member of numerous churches in the region where she always enjoyed singing in the choir, Sunday school and Bible studies. She was a fitness advocate and regularly attended Fitness 2000 in Clemmons before her illness. In earlier years, she and her husband belonged to the local square dance Quadrille Club, where she was a prolific dancer and made her own outfits for performances and exhibitions. She loved shopping, crafts, singing and spending time with friends and family. She enjoyed traveling and was rarely happier than when visiting casinos at Cherokee or Las Vegas. She is survived by her husband William “Bill” Poindexter of the home; sister Virginia Cockill (Gordon) of Spartanburg S.C. and brother Samuel Meade (Valerie) of Richmond, Virginia, daughters: Teresa Lynn Poindexter-Smith (Tim) of High Point, Carol Poindexter Burnette (Rock) of Winston-Salem, and Elizabeth Poindexter Jones of Winston-Salem, grandchildren: William Michael Utt (Amy) of Matthews; Rodney Daryl Burnette (Leah) of Winston-Salem; Jacob Paul Burnette (Lauren) of Chattanooga, Tennessee; Coty Shawn Jones (Rob Hartley) of Charlotte; Taylor Grace Denham (Stephen) of Midland, Texas; and great-grandchildren: Gabriel Hunter Burnette, Eden Michelle Burnette, and Silas James Burnette of Winston-Salem and Ashlynn Pippa Utt and Walker Maverick Utt of Matthews; and Zeb Moses Burnette of Chattanooga. A celebration of Charlene’s life will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. The family will receive friends after the service at the funeral home. The family would like to extend special thanks to Charlene’s nurses and caregivers at Forsyth Medical Center and would also appreciate memorial donations to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, 110 East 42nd St. 16th Floor, N.Y., N.Y., 10017. Online condolences may be made at .