Obituaries — May 28

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 28, 2020

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Anna Kate Ring Holbrook

Mrs. Anna Kate Ring Holbrook, 88, of Clemmons, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2020, at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born May 7, 1932, in Russel County, Virginia, to the late Robert Walter Ring and Reda Nash Ring. She retired from Piedmont Federal after 29 years of service and was a member of Oak Summit United Methodist Church where she served as Sunday school teacher, treasurer, financial secretary and on the church council. Holbrook was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Fred J. Holbrook, Sr.; six brothers, Carlyle, Jimmy, Bobby and Ray Ring and Delmer and Elmer Goff and three sisters, Pauline Addington, Joyce Kiser and Dorothy Sim. Surviving are her son, Fred J. Holbrook Jr. (Beverly) of Clemmons; two grandchildren, William J. Holbrook (Jordan) of Kernersville and Anna F. Holbrook of Winston-Salem; two brothers, Bill and Jessee Ring (Connie); five sisters, Eva Jarrett, Erma Ogburn, Betty Kirby (Ken), Frances Wills and Debby Presnell (Jimmy); two sister-in-laws, Margaret Ring and Carole Ring and numerous nieces and nephews. A private family graveside service will be held at the Ring Family Cemetery in Castlewood, Virginia with Dr. Terry Matthews officiating. Memorials may be made to the Ring Family Cemetery, c/o Sue Lambert, 16330 Greenevers Ct., Abingdon, VA 24210.

Jackie Davis Hoots

Mrs. Jackie Davis Hoots, 84, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020, at her home. She was born in Yadkin County on Nov. 10, 1935, to the late Guy and Katheryn Welch Davis. She retired from Sara Lee with 42 years of service. Hoots was a charter member of Old Town Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Preceding her in death was a brother, James Benny Davis. Surviving is her husband of 58 years, Vernon Hoots; two sons, Ray Southern (Janet) and Michael Hoots (Lynn); stepson, Kent Hoots (Terri); eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at Forsyth Memorial Park with Dr. Rick Speas and Rev. Brant Hoots officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Old Town Baptist Church, 4386 Shattalon Dr. Winston-Salem, NC 27106. The family would like to send special thanks to her caretakers, Francis, Sylvia, and Rebecca for all the care and support that was given.

J.C. Huddleston

Mr. J.C. Huddleston, 87, of Bermuda Run, passed away May 21, 2020, at Forsyth Medical Center. Huddleston was born on March 30, 1933, to Lois and Gardner Huddleston in Paragould, Arkansas. He loved to roller skate and met the love of his life, Theresa Ridge Huddleston, at the Reynolds Park skating rink. Huddleston served his country in two military branches: two years in the U.S. Army and then two years in the U.S. Air Force with honorable discharges. He moved to Winston-Salem while in the U.S. Air Force and was based at the Air Force Station/Union Cross Radar Base. Huddleston retired from RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company after 29 years working in the electric motor shop building No. 91. Huddleston was a devoted Methodist and a longtime member of Central Terrace UMC of Winston-Salem and a current member of Bethlehem UMC in Advance. J.C. and Theresa were married for 62 years and had many friends from church and their community. Huddleston was preceded in death by his wife, Theresa, and sister, Myrtle. Surviving are their four children: Karen Boyles (Tom), Steve Huddleston (Sarah), Cheryl Driver (Tim), and Mike Huddleston (Annette); seven grandchildren: Christopher Reavis (Katie), Stephanie London (Bryan), Lauren Reavis-Ware (Lance), Scott Huddleston (Brittany), Ashley Stombaugh (Matthew), Kendall Driver, & Crystal Wilson (Dustin); six great-grandchildren: Stella, Liam, Jack, Adeline, Kai, Grandon and two more due this year. The family would like to thank the many friends and neighbors known throughout his life, as well as the nursing staff at Forsyth Memorial Hospital — neurological IC department. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care, 243 North Lee Avenue, Yadkinville, NC 27055 or Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 321 Redland Road, Advance, NC 27006.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, only a small family graveside service will be held. Family condolences may be sent to Cheryl Driver, PO Box 1471 Yadkinville, NC  27055 or to

Wilma Todd Lanning

Mrs. Wilma Todd Lanning, 87, went home to be with her Savior on Sunday, May 24, 2020, at Trinity Elms. She was born in Forsyth County on Sept. 2, 1932, to the late Rufus Franklin and Nora Belle Spaugh Todd. Lanning loved the Lord, was a seamstress, gardener, and loved to sing and play piano. She was a member of Center Grove Baptist Church. Preceding her in death was her husband, Bobby Jean Lanning; daughter, Vicki Jean Koehmstedt; siblings: Hazel, Mary, Cora, Arthur, Clifford, Fred, Rufus, Florence, Virginia, and Helen. Surviving are her children, Teena Stewart (Jeffrey), Phillip Lanning, Patricia Justice (Donald), and Wendy Webb (Darren); 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Curtis Todd (Jeannie) and Theodore Todd (Frankie); as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 29, 2020, with Pastor Sonny Flowers and Ron Schuyler officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association — Western Carolina Chapter, 4600 Park Rd. Suite 250, Charlotte, NC 28209.  Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel is serving the family of Lanning.

John ‘David’ Masten

John “David” Masten, 55 of Clemmons, passed peacefully at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center on May 15, 2020, after a long battle with substance abuse. Masten was born Oct. 10, 1964, in Winston-Salem, the son of the late Richard Kyle and Virginia Rutherford Masten. Left to mourn his passing are his siblings, Richard K. Masten Jr. (Pat) of Winston-Salem and his twin sister Martha M. Broadbent (Bryan) of Wilmington. His four nephews that he cherished as his own also survive him; Matthew Masten (Brooke), Thomas Masten of Winston-Salem, Harrison Broadbent (Megan Alexander) and Andrew Broadbent of Wilmington. Masten worked for Trim USA as a machine operator for 10 years and during this time earned his GED. He is remembered for his big heart, sense of humor and generosity for everyone. Masten was a big fan of the Grateful Dead. For those who tried to help him, the lyrics from “Box of Rain:” “Such a long long time to be gone, And a short time to be there,” resonate with them. In lieu of flowers, consider compassion and understanding for people who struggle with the family disease of addiction that is pervasive and can be all-consuming without treatment. The family is going to miss “Big Dave.” He was loved and cared for deeply and the family prays he is finally at peace. And from the Grateful Dead, “Fare you well…fare you well…I love you more than words can tell…roll, roll, roll….” A memorial service for Masten will be held at the Mastens’ home place in Oak Valley at 1 p.m. on June 6, 2020. Online condolences may be made to

Fred Dean Moser

Mr. Fred Dean Moser, 98, of Lewisville, passed away Friday, May 22, 2020, at Brookdale in Winston-Salem. He was born Jan. 30, 1922, in Lewisville to the late Jasper Howard Moser and Sallie Dull Moser. He was proceeded in death by siblings, Ralph, Josephine, Allen, Mildred, Elizabeth, Howard and Horace. He is survived by two nephews, Allen Moser (Janice) and Robert Moser (Linda), one great-niece, Debbie Hamilton and great-great nephews, nieces and cousins. He was the oldest member of Lewisville United Methodist Church, graduate of Lewisville School class of 1939 and had retired from Thomasville Industries. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 2020, by Rev. Tom Albert at Lewisville United Methodist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lewisville United Methodist Church Building Fund, 6290 Shallowford Rd. Lewisville, NC 27023. Online condolences may be made at .