Obituaries — Dec. 5

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 5, 2019

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Allen W. Perry

Mr. Allen W. Perry, Jr., 79, of Clemmons passed away Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. He was born in Charleston, W.V., on May 26, 1940, to the late Allen W. and Nancy Rollins Perry. Mr. Perry was retired from U.S. Airways, formerly Piedmont Airlines, with more than 30 years of dedicated service.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Perry is preceded in death by his brother, Oscar Perry. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Joyce K. Perry; a daughter, Kathy Habit (Eddie); two sons, Mark Perry (Frances) and Jeff Perry (Seira); and five grandchildren: Brianne, Brooke, Austin, Scott, and Jacob.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his honor to Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.

Frank D. Sweeten

Frank D. Sweeten of Bermuda Village, Bermuda Run, passed away Nov. 27, 2019, with his wife by his side. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Mr. & Mrs. Earle C. Sweeten on Sept. 1, 1922. He was predeceased by his parents, sister Helen, brother Craig, second wife Lucille and first wife Virginia. Frank is survived by wife Joyce Glass Sweeten, daughter Ann Sweeten (Randy Yoder) of Salem, Massachusetts, and stepdaughters Karen Dooms (Rodney) and family of Florida and Kimberly Laster (Eric) and family of Charlotte. Also left to cherish his memory are several treasured nieces and nephews in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Florida. Frank served as a pilot during WWII, flying more than 1,200 hours as Navy instrument instructor and, upon returning home, received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He continued his service in the USNR Ready Reserves as lieutenant until 1954. In 1948, Frank began his business career in New York City, working as director of labor and industrial relations for several companies. In 1963, he went to Sperry Corporation, where his duties culminated as the senior vice president of human resources. He retired in 1987. Frank was always involved in his community as a volunteer. While living in Watertown, N.Y., in the ’60s, he served in different capacities for the United Way, the local hospital and the chamber of commerce, to name a few. In Wilmington and Mocksville, Frank volunteered as an AARP tax preparer and a counselor for the N.C. Senior Health Insurance Program at the Mocksville Senior Center. He was president of Bermuda Village Residents’ Association and town councilman for several years. Frank was very devoted to his church wherever he lived, sang in the choir (where he met Joyce) and served as trustee or elder in many and most recently at Clemmons Presbyterian Church. Over the years, Frank enjoyed many pastimes and hobbies. Among them: yachting in New England, playing golf and tennis, nurturing his perfectly cultivated rose garden and the delivery of a good joke. He was devoted to his dog Penny, who insisted on remaining at Frank’s side during his recent illness. Many thanks to Dr. Hart, III, Dr. Rebecca Henderson and Dr. Timothy Collins, Trellis Supportive Care, Charlin of Home Instead and too many others to name. The support of the church and Bermuda Village friends and neighbors has been heartening. Memorials may be sent to the Clemmons Presbyterian Church or to Trellis Supportive Care. A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, at Clemmons Presbyterian Church. A private burial with full military honors will take place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From the Naval pilot: CAVU- Ceiling And Visibility Unlimited!  Online condolences may be made at .