Obituaries — March 19

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 19, 2020

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Parke Allison Davis

Mr. Parke Allison Davis, 82, of Clemmons, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2020, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born Oct. 9, 1937, in Forsyth County to the late Allen Yerby Davis and Katherine Frankenfield Davis. Davis was a member of Clemmons Moravian Church and had retired with 38 years of service with Duke Power and was a member of the Clemmons Volunteer Fire Department for more than 30 years. He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jack A. Davis. Surviving are his wife, Suzanne Davis; one daughter, Melody Patterson (Russell); two sons, Jeffrey Davis and Todd Davis (Susan); three grandsons, Tyler and Ryan Davis and Josh Patterson; one granddaughter, Katherine Patterson; two step-grandchildren, Jason Skipper and Christy Everhart and one sister-in-law, Betty H. Davis. A private family graveside service will be held at Clemmons Moravian Church graveyard. A celebration of life service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 3, 2020, at Clemmons Moravian Church, and will be officiated by Rev. Christopher C. Thore. The family will receive friends following the service in the church parlor. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Clemmons Moravian Church, P.O. Box 730, Clemmons, NC 27012 or to Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Ln, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Online condolences may be made at

Daniel J. DeLuca

“Faith in God Gives Meaning and Purpose to Life”

Daniel J. DeLuca, 90, passed away peacefully on March 9, 2020, at Trinity Elms Health & Rehab in Clemmons. Named Donato at birth, he was born to the late Carmine and Maria (Verna) DeLuca on Jan. 19, 1930, in Peekskill, New York, where he was raised.

DeLuca graduated from Iona College (Class of ’52) at the top of his class and went on to serve as first lieutenant in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. While stationed at Pinecastle AFB with the 5th Air Force and member of the Strategic Air Command (SAC) in Orlando Florida, he met Anna Stanko and was married before retiring from service as captain in the Air Force Reserves. Following his military service, he went on to earn his master’s degree in chemistry from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey.

DeLuca raised his family in Sparta, New Jersey, where he spent most of his career with Dayco Corporation in Dover, New Jersey, before moving to Ocala, Florida. While at Dayco, he was the director of research and development, was a principle discoverer of numerous patents and served as an expert witness to the industry. Most well noted are safety features he designed that went on to become the main reason that consumers can safely pump their own gasoline. Upon retirement, he then became the director of laboratories with Pace University in Pleasantville, New York, where he pioneered the laboratories for their school’s nursing program.

For many years, DeLuca dedicated his life to serving our veterans through the American Legion in Peekskill, New York, as a volunteer where he held many offices. He was also active with the Catholic Church of the Assumption, Senior Center of Peekskill and a long-time volunteer at the NYP Hudson Valley Hospital. Up until the very end, he continued to serve community, God and country. A true patriot.

DeLuca is survived by his three children, Daniel, Chuck (TC) and Mary Anne Cao (Andres); his four grandchildren, (Michael, Cecilia, Anthony and Robert) and their spouses; his brother Carmine (Marie Antonietta), and two nephews and their spouses. He is preceded in death by his niece, Maria.

Visitation will take place on from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home.

Funeral mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Church of the Assumption on Thursday, March 26.

Private cremation services have been held at the convenience of the family and arrangements are being made for inurnment at Arlington National Cemetery at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Legion Post 274 of Peekskill, NY. Donations can be mailed to the American Legion post 274, P.O.Box 21, Peekskill, NY 10566.

Jewel ‘Judy’ Willard Drane

Mrs. Jewel “Judy” Willard Drane, 90, of Clemmons, passed away Monday, March 9, 2020 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born Sept. 19, 1929, in Davidson County to Maude Lee Weavil Willard and Luther Moses Willard. Drane was a member of Clemmons First Baptist Church where she enjoyed being part of the quilting ministry there and loved her Sunday school class. She worked for many years in the cafeteria at the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System. Drane had many hobbies such as gardening, quilting and loving on her grandchildren. Drane was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Frank Drane; a great-grandson, A.J. Linville; five sisters and two brothers. Surviving are a daughter, Lisa Drane Hughes (Mike); a son, Johnny Drane (Tinky); three grandchildren, Holli Linville (Aubrey), Kasey Drane and Michael Hughes (Ania); two great-grandchildren, Grayson and Preston Linville; one sister, Eunice Rice; numerous nieces and nephews and Drane’s beloved fur companion, “Prissy.” A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 12, 2020, at Clemmons First Baptist Church. The family received friends one hour before the service at the church. Entombment took place in Westlawn Gardens of Memory Mausoleum Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the A.J. Linville Foundation, 206 West Fourth St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101. Online condolences may be made at

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Chelf Hall

Elizabeth “Betty” Chelf Hall, 72, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home after a yearlong battle with cancer. She was born July 8, 1947, in Pearisburg, Virginia, to the late Henry Hatcher and Elizabeth K. Chelf. Hall graduated from Harrisonburg High School in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and later graduated from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C. She worked as a computer programmer for Allied Chemical in Columbia, S.C., while her husband attended the University of South Carolina. Hall was a member of Lewisville United Methodist Church where she was an active volunteer and held many positions at the church including, membership secretary for 30 years and heading up the newsletter for 35 years. She was a member of the Winston-Salem Women’s Club and an avid Gamecock fan, especially women’s basketball. Hall enjoyed volunteering, gardening and going to the beach. Surviving is her husband of 50 years, whom she met on a blind date, Wayne Hall; brother, William “Bill” Chelf of Rock Hill, S.C.; sister Barbara Rose (Dock) of Greer, S.C.; brother Richard Hall (Lois) of Chester, S.C.; two nephews, Tom Brice Hall of Columbia, S.C., and Richard A. Hall of Yemassee, S.C.; three nieces, Pressly H. Giltner of Rock Hill, S.C., Melisa Sirbu (Cristian) of Charleston, W.Va., and Michelle Goodman (Ray) of Rock Hill, S.C. A funeral service was be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2020, at Lewisville United Methodist Church, 6290 Shallowford Road in Lewisville with Rev. Dr. Ivan Peden and Rev. Susan H. Ewing officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery. The family received friends from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Pallbearers were nephews, Tom B. Hall and Richard Hall, great-nephews, Brice Hall and Logan Hall and special friends, Larry Oates and Grant Oates. The family would like to thank the staff at the Derrick L. Davis Cancer Center, Dr. Trinidad and staff, Trellis Supportive Care, her in-home hospice nurse, Kelly, and to her church family at Lewisville United Methodist Church for all the care and support given to Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lewisville United Methodist Church, PO Box 305 Lewisville, NC 27023, Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane Winston-Salem, NC 27023 or to Cancer Services Inc., 3175 Maplewood Ave. Winston-Salem, NC 27103.

Thomas M. Lynch

Thomas M. Lynch, 70, of Clemmons, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2020. Surviving are his children Tom, Treston, Jodi, Morgan, Kelly, Allison, Matthew and Zachary. He also leaves behind his forever fiancé of eight years, Patty Fife, 13 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, sisters Nancy and Dorothy, brothers John and Norman and his beloved dog Buddy Ray. Born Sept. 9, 1949, in San Bernadino, California, Lynch made his way to North Carolina where he managed Master Kleen Dry Cleaners. He also owed his own landscaping business to keep him busy. Lynch was a successful entrepreneur and loved his kids greatly. Per his request, there will be no funeral service. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Kathleen Ann Martin Surface

Mrs. Kathleen Ann Martin Surface, 76, of Lewisville, passed away at her home on Thursday, March 12, 2020. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on Feb. 8, 1944, to the late Max Turczyk and Mary Leonardi Turczyk. Kathy was a very involved member at Concord United Methodist Church. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting and sewing. Surface was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother, and loved her family greatly.

In addition to her parents, Surface is preceded in death by a daughter, Terese. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 19 years, Darrell Surface; eight children: Kimberly (Greg), David (Allison), John (Jean), Joseph (Janine), Kathleen Kuehls, Glenn Martin, Reka Durgerian, and Tracy Surface; seven grandchildren; two special grandchildren, Tina Surface and Randall Duggins; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Butchy; and a sister, Lori.

The family would like to thank Amedisys Hospice Care of Burlington for their care and support, especially two nurses, Bobbie and Tanya.

A private family service will be held at Parklawn Memorial Park Chapel of Faith. Online condolences may be made at

Patricia ‘Pat’ Hiatt Tesh

Mrs. Patricia “Pat” Hiatt Tesh, 89, of Clemmons, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at Heritage Woods Assisted Living in Winston-Salem. She was born Nov. 15, 1930, in Surry County to the late Roy Everett Hiatt and Velma Simmons Hiatt. Tesh was a member of Clemmons Moravian Church in Clemmons and had retired from Wake Forest Baptist Hospital after a long career as a registered nurse. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband R.D. Tesh and one brother, Donald “Jake” Hiatt. Surviving are one daughter, Pamela Tesh Luke (DeLacy) of Greensboro; one son, Steve Tesh (Cindy) of Clemmons; three granddaughters, Sarah Davis (Ryan), Mary and Julia Tesh; one great-grandson, Luke Davis; and one sister, Sylvia Mayer of Mt. Airy. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 4, 2020, at Clemmons Moravian Church by Rev. Christopher C. Thore. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Clemmons Moravian Church, P.O. Box 730, Clemmons, NC 27012.  Online condolences may be made at