Obituaries — March 5
Mr. Howard Adams, 96, passed away Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born in Yadkin County on Dec. 15, 1923, to the late Jones Thomas and Jettie Moxley Adams. Adams was a member of Woodland Baptist Church for 64 years where he sang in the choir and worked in the bus ministry. He retired from Bankers Life and Casualty and loved watching the Atlanta Braves and golfing. Preceding him in death was his first wife, Dorothy Moxley Adams; son, Danny Adams; sister, Marie Wagoner and a grandson, Michael Blevins. Surviving is his wife of 34 years, Lorraine Adams; three children, Mike Blevins (Becky), Barry Blevins, and Anita Kearns; six grandchildren, Daniel Adams (Melody), Ross Adams, Jill Moss, Christopher Blevins, Pepper Berry (John), and Melissa Arnold (Daniel); 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jolene Sheek and Colene Matthews; daughter-in-law, Ann Marie Adams; also surviving are several nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held at noon on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, at Woodland Baptist Church with Pastor Tim Gammons, Pastor Vic Pyles, and Mr. Jimmy Crawford officiating. Burial followed at Forsyth Memorial Park. The family received friends from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Woodland Baptist Church Building Fund, 1175 Bethania Rural Hall Rd. Winston-Salem, NC 27106.
Marceleen Cook Bodsford
Marceleen Cook Bodsford passed away Feb. 20, 2020, peacefully at the age of 88. She was born April 21, 1931, to Andrew Sanford Cook and Lois York Cook. She was a member of Union Chapel Methodist Church and a 1949 graduate of Clemmons High School. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Grady Andrew Bodsford; sister, Alva Hutchens and brother, Fred Cook. She is survived by her sister, Reva Groce (Clarence) of Clemmons; sons, K. Andrew Bodsford (Liz) of Nashville, Tennessee; Mark S. Bodsford (Jennifer) of Concord; daughter, Martha Naylor (Terry) of Mocksville; six grandchildren, Jenni Luk (James), Amy Rose (Laurel), Rachel Stamps (Thomas), Matthew Bodsford, Aaron Naylor (Erin) and April Crotts (Joseph); seven great-grandchildren whom she referred to as her “little bits,” Violet, Ceclia and Cameron Luk, Colton and Katie Naylor, Lucas and Holden Crotts. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, at Hayworth Miller Kinderton Chapel with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial followed at Pine Grove UMC in Winston-Salem. The family would like to give a special thank you to her caregiver, Bonnie Kinder for all her love and care given to their mother, Somerset Court of Mocksville and Trellis Supportive Care Staff. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.
Jennie Pardue Cornatzer
Mrs. Jennie Pardue Cornatzer, 73, of Clemmons, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, at her home. She was born Nov. 21, 1946, in Surry County to James Allen and Ruth Hayes Pardue. Cornatzer was a member of Clemmons First Baptist Church and retired in 2006 from the NC Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services with 28 years of service. She is survived by her husband, Charles W. Cornatzer; two sons, Jon W. Cornatzer (Tamara) of Clemmons and Jason T. Cornatzer (Rebecca) of St. Louis, Missouri; five grandchildren, Kiera, Kai, Jake, Liliana, and Lucas; three sisters, Nancy Lutz Jackson, Glenda P. McDaniel and Renee P. Thomas. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, at Clemmons First Baptist Church with Dr. Robby Phillips and Rev. Don Harvey officiating. Burial followed in Westlawn Gardens of Memory. The family received friends from 12:30-2 p.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Liberty Hospice. Online condolences may be made to www.hayworth-miller.com .
Beverly Wicker Davis
Mrs. Beverly Wicker Davis, of Bermuda Run, passed away at Forsyth Medical Center on Feb. 23, 2020, following a brave battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Davis was born on March 13, 1939, in Raleigh to the late Ruth Braswell Wicker and Raymond Spencer Wicker. Davis was educated at Needham Broughton High School in Raleigh, St. Mary’s School in Raleigh and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill where she graduated in 1961 with a bachelor of arts in education. She was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority while at UNC. Davis began her teaching career in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System where she taught in the elementary grades before moving to Winston-Salem where she taught at Brunson and Easton elementaries. Upon various relocations with her husband, Floyd, she taught in Burke County, Catawba County, Shelby City Schools, Iredell County, and subsequently retired from teaching. In 1960 while at the University of North Carolina, Beverly met Floyd Davis and on Dec. 29, 1962, they were married. She is survived by her husband Floyd; two daughters, Sheila Davis Dunn (Joseph) of Midlothian, Virginia, and their children Bailey and Campbell; Pamela Davis Wildt of Birmingham, Alabama, and daughter Paige; one son, Brandon Wicker Davis (Teresa) of Charlotte, and their children Carly and Graham. In addition, she is survived by a brother, Ray Wicker (Linda Wicker) of Houston, Texas, and two nephews, Chris and Michael Wicker. Davis enjoyed many years playing tennis with her friends around North Carolina and more recently was an avid bridge player. She was a strong supporter of UNC including the athletic programs and along with Floyd was a longtime season ticket holder for UNC football and member of the UNC Educational Foundation. Davis was a member of various churches during the family’s business relocations and most recently was a member of First Presbyterian Church Winston-Salem. A celebration of life service was conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel in Bermuda Run. Rev. Dr. Peter Barnes, senior pastor at First Presbyterian Church Winston-Salem, officiated. The family received friends following the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane Winston-Salem, NC 27103 or Winston Salem Rescue Mission P. O. Box 20424 Winston-Salem, NC 27120-0424. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com .
Judy Charbonnet Hixon Dwyer
Judy Charbonnet Hixon Dwyer, of Advance, passed away peacefully on Feb. 26, 2020, with her loving family by her side. She was born on Dec. 29, 1932, in New Orleans, Louisiana, to the late William Hayden Hixon and Lucille Charbonnet Hixon. Dwyer graduated from The Academy of the Sacred Heart and attended Sophie Newcomb College. She was affiliated with Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and was in attendance at numerous carnival balls, including being in the court of Oberon. Her fondest childhood memories included fishing with her father and large family dinners on Sundays. Dwyer was married to the late James T. Dwyer Jr. of New Orleans, and together they raised five children. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was active in the Boy Scouts as a den mother. The family lived in Houston, Texas; New Canaan, Connecticut; and Greensboro. She worked for 10 years at Guilford College for the English and political science departments. Dwyer is survived by her children Walter Dwyer (Heather) of Wilton, Connecticut; Judy Woolls (Andy) of Fulton, Maryland; Michael Dwyer of Mauldin, S.C.; Robert (Melisa) of Advance; and Carolyn Dwyer of Princeton, New Jersey. She was preceded in death by her husband James T. Dwyer Jr. and her oldest son James T. Dwyer III. She was blessed with 10 grandchildren who affectionately called her “Muzzy”; James, Hayden, Caleigh, Audrey, Bennett, Bridgette, Elizabeth, Katherine, Brandon and Kirsten. A private mass will be held in Advance and the burial will be held at a later date in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Claribeth ‘Beth’ Smith
Mrs. Claribeth “Beth” Smith, 84, passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. She was born in Denver, Colorado, on July 30, 1935, to Clarence Harvey and Bertha Shop Harvey. Beth was very athletic and enjoyed playing many types of sports. She worked at Forsyth Country Day School but later retired from MX-Com. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Glenn Harvey. Surviving are her husband, James “Pete” Smith; daughter, Kathy Sides (Rod); and grandchildren, Matthew Sides, Merideth Sides and Eli Sides. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel. The family will receive friends from 10:30-11 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.
Ruby June Wilson Woodruff
Ruby June Wilson Woodruff, of Lewisville, passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home and entered her heavenly home. She was born July 15, 1936, in Union, West Virginia. Woodruff graduated from Blue Field College with a major in business. While in school she met the love of her life, Adron “Woody” Woodruff, on a blind date. Fond memories of her wonderful life with Adron, family gatherings, traveling for bowling tournaments, and spending time with good friends were among her many treasures. Woodruff was a true lady and successful both at work and the home. She started her career at the Fred P. Company Accounting Firm in West Virginia and the majority of her career up to retirement was at Turlington & Co Accounting Firm in Winston-Salem.Woodruff was an amazing cook and managed their home with meticulous detail. Her recipes always had her own special touch and were favorites of family members. Woodruff enjoyed old fashioned hymns, and she appreciated time with family/care givers sharing a super-hot cup of coffee any time of day. Adron and Ruby were reunited in heaven as he proceeded her in death. Woodruff was also preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Early Deskins Wilson, and brothers James Wilson, Frank Wilson, and Junior Wilson. She is survived by her sister, Eva Sue Bouldin of Peterstown, West Virginia. Also surviving is a brother-in-law, Frank Woodruff of Clemmons. Clara Pruitt (Ken) of Winston-Salem; Norma Brooks (Clayton) of Clemmons; and Pauline Shepherd (Bruce) of Lewisville, are her three surviving sisters-in-law. Many nieces and nephews also survive as well as several great-nieces and nephews. These were the apple of her eye. Two caregivers, Marla Andrews and Sylvia Reedy, had become like family. Special thanks to Marla, Sylvia and the staff at Brookridge Retirement Community for the Woodruff’s care the last years of her life here on earth. The family received friends from 1-2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, at Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home in Lewisville. A funeral service followed at 2 p.m. Donations can be made to Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103, or the American Wheelchair Bowling Association, 16006 Congo Lane, Jersey Village, Texas. Donations can also be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.