Obituaries — June 25

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 25, 2020

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Billy Joe Davis

Mr. Billy Joe Davis, 88, of Clemmons, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2020. He was born Sept. 17, 1931, in Ashe County to the late Joe and Grace Sanders Davis. Davis served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Willa Witherspoon Davis of the home; one son, Keith Davis (Donna) of Clemmons; granddaughters Kendre Davis Flynn (Johnathan) and Leeza Davis Slater (Christopher) and a great-grandson Garrett Flynn. A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 2020, at Westlawn Gardens of Memory by Pastor Al Fausch. Online condolences may be made at

Ralph Elmo Holston Jr.

Ralph Elmo Holston Jr., 67, of Clemmons, passed away May 31, 2020. He was born in Pulaski County, Virginia. He was the son of the late Ralph Elmo Holston Sr. and Margaret Aker Holston of Wythe County, Virginia. He attended Wake Forest University and later made Winston-Salem his permanent home. He is survived by a sister Linda Holston Quesenberry (Terry) of Kingsport, Tennessee; nephews Taylor Quesenberry of Kingsport, Tennessee, and Mackenzie Quesenberry (Ashley) of Knoxville, Tennessee; and great-niece, Eva Quesenberry of Knoxville, Tennessee.

A private graveside service will be held. Future plans for a memorial service will be determined at a later date. The family has been served by Twin City Cremations and Funeral Services.

Scott David Lichtenhan

Scott David Lichtenhan, 59, of Lewisville, passed away unexpectedly at his home on June 14, 2020. Lichtenhan was born Nov. 7, 1960, in Topeka, Kansas, to Vera Ann and Robert Lichtenhan. After moving to Winston-Salem in his teenage years, he graduated from R.J. Reynolds High School in 1979 and attended Forsyth Technical Community College, graduating with an associate’s degree in criminal justice. He then graduated from the Durham Police and Fire Academy and served the city of Durham Department of Public Safety, before returning to Winston-Salem in 1987 and joining the Winston-Salem Police Department. He served the city of Winston-Salem with distinction for over 25 years before retiring as a corporal and field training officer. After retirement from the WSPD, he continued to serve the Winston-Salem community by being heavily involved with Habitat for Humanity, and the Epiphany Builders at the Lutheran Church of the Epiphany, where he was a longtime member. He continued to stay busy by working as a service concierge driver at Flow Lexus of Winston-Salem, as a production assistant for Great Scenic Railway Journeys of PBS television, as well as assisting with the restoration of antique railroad cars and equipment. Lichtenhan was an avid sports fan, particularly NASCAR and football, where his favorite teams were the Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas State University Wildcats. His hobbies included riding his motorcycle, where he was a member of the Blue Knights; traveling the world to places such as Europe where he toured England and Italy, sailed and snorkeled throughout the Caribbean, and toured all throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. He had a love for aviation and railroading, was a big movie buff and film collector; a skilled and valued handyman who always ready to take on the challenge of helping complete his own and others’ home improvement projects; and was a huge and longtime Jimmy Buffett fan and a true Parrothead at heart. He was preceded in death by his father Robert Lee Lichtenhan of Warrensburg, Missouri. He is survived by his mother Vera Ann Lichtenhan of Warrensburg, Missouri; his wife Kelly and three children, Jonathan (wife Carrie and baby to be born in November) of Monroe; Andrew of San Francisco, California; and Chelsea (fiancé John Walker) of Winston-Salem; sisters Shelly Brady of Chesterfield, Missouri; and Stephanie Duel of Leadville, Colorado; mother-in-law Beverly Minick of Winston-Salem; brothers David Shaffer (Colleen) of Advance; Robert Minick (Melvalee) of North Wilkesboro; Daniel Minick (Louisa) of Lighthouse Point, Florida, and Heidi Starke (David) of Chesterland Ohio; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and a host of beloved family and friends throughout the Winston-Salem area and across the country. In lieu of flowers, any memorials may be made in his memory to the Lutheran Church of the Epiphany, 5220 Silas Creek Pkwy Winston-Salem, NC 27106.

Teresa Ann Shore Richards

Teresa Ann Shore Richards, 72, of Clemmons, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2020, at her residence. Richards was born in Forsyth County to the late George G. Shore and Frances Hailey Shore on Sept. 2, 1947. Richards was outspoken and strong in her beliefs. She had great friends that she would travel with and they all would get together every month. She loved to read and work puzzle books, but most of all, Richards loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by a son, James Richards. Richards is survived by daughter Melissa Clayton (Randy); son George “Michael” Richards (Wanda); grandchildren, Zach Johnson (Jennifer); Nikki Dodson (Todd) and Ryan Richards (Erin); great-grandchildren, Alex, Nick, Abby, Hailey and Melissa; brother John Shore (Bonnie), very special nephews, Thomas and Anthony. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Forsyth Memorial Gardens.

William ‘Myles’ Towery

William “Myles” Towery, 87, passed away Sunday June 21, 2020, at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born in Forest City on Jan. 9, 1933, to Miller and Sarah Towery. He was preceded in death by his wife of more than 59 years, Ruby Peterson Towery. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, one brother, a stepdaughter and one grandson. His surviving siblings are sisters Aileen Melton and Lunette Paris, and brother Walter Towery. Ruby and Myles raised three children: Janice Thompson (deceased), William Michael Towery (Judy) and Noah Scott Towery (Kim). They had seven grandchildren, Sandi Graham (Blease), Scott Thompson (deceased), Mollie Downey (Neel), Laura Capps (Matt), Ben Towery, Jessica Towery, and Jacob Towery. They had eight great-grandchildren. Towery was a long-haul truck driver until he retired. He was a member of Center Grove Baptist Church in Clemmons. A private family graveside service will be held at Westlawn Gardens of Memory, with son-in-law Matt Capp officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Center Grove Baptist Church in Clemmons. Online condolences may be made at .

Brenda McCuiston Viars

Mrs. Brenda McCuiston Viars, 75, of Advance, transitioned to eternal life on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Viars  was born on Aug. 11, 1944, in Winston-Salem. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Fronia McCuiston; daughter, Sabrina Dawn Barker; and siblings Mickey Hind, Jerry McCuiston, Dot Connor, Dennis McCuiston, and Evalena Schmidt. Viars is survived by her loving husband, Robert Viars; sons, Derrick Barker and Chad Viars; daughters, Kim Drye (James) and Denise Easter (Marc); grandchildren, Seth Barker (Christy), Jessica Schumacher (Zack), Brandon Drye, Karlee and Kenzee Easter, Kaitlin, Justin, and Breana Viars; brother, JC McCuiston (Glenda); sister, Dorene Hendrix; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. A private celebration of life will be held on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at the family home. Flowers may be sent to Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. Donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation.