Obituaries for the week of July 30

Published 12:56 am Tuesday, July 28, 2020

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Maxine Phelps Bailey

Mrs. Maxine Phelps Bailey, 90, passed away Monday, July 20, 2020, at her residence. She was born Oct. 3, 1929, in Davie County, the daughter of Willie and Addie Beauchamp Phelps. A member of Mocks United Methodist Church, Bailey was a graduate of Shady Grove High School. She retired from AT&T and enjoyed crafts, gardening and was a multi-talented person. She was quiet and had many friends who will miss her. She is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and a brother. Survivors include her husband, Bobby Bailey; two daughters, Sue Johnson (Henry) and Jan Bailey both of Advance; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and a sister Susie Anderson of Clemmons. A private graveside service will be held. Memorials may be made to Mocks United Methodist Church, 1163 Beauchamp Rd., Advance, NC 27006. Online condolences may be made at .

Wayne Stephen Cartwright

Mr. Wayne Stephen Cartwright, 72, passed away on Friday, July 24, 2020, at his residence. Cartwright was born on Dec. 5, 1947, in Oak Park, Illinois, to Florence Clara Jahp and Lester Herbert Cartwright. After graduating from Proviso East High School in Maywood, Illinois, he attended the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois, where he received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering in 1970. Cartwright was a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served in the explosive ordinance detachment. Following his time in the Army, he spent more than 40 years as a chemical engineer. He married Cathie Mosher, the love of his life, in 1971. His son, Michael, was born in 1976, and daughter, Emily, in 1980. After raising their children in Rochester, Minnesota, Wayne and Cathie moved to Hudson, Wisconsin. In 2015, they retired and moved to Winston-Salem. Cartwright enjoyed watching his kids and grandkids play sports, loved reading and doing work in the yard. He was known to step in as a volunteer handyman whenever issues arose and served as an emergency babysitter for his beloved grandkids. Wayne was a devoted husband, loving father and adoring grandfather. He was dearly loved and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Surviving are his loving wife of 49 years, Cathie Cartwright; son, Michael Cartwright (Sarah); daughter, Emily Cartwright (John Bunyan); and five grandchildren, Adam Cartwright, Alex Cartwright, Emma Cartwright, Nora Bunyan, and Julia Bunyan. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27104.

William ‘Bill’ Stephen Cronin Sr.

William “Bill” aka “Iya” Stephen Cronin Sr., of Clemmons, passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2020. He was born in Millis, Massachusetts, on Jan. 30, 1945, to Joseph and Leona Cronin. Following his graduation from Millis High School, Cronin enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and was a veteran of the Vietnam War.

He retired from Gillette Safety Razor after more than 30 years and enjoyed more than 25 years of retirement. Cronin was a charter member of the Bull Mountain Hunting Club and enjoyed coaching Little League baseball with the South West Little League as well as football with the Clemmons Cowboys and Lewisville Titans.

Cronin was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Cronin; mother; Leona (Hayes) Cronin; step-mother, Bella (Tamuleviz) Cronin; two brothers, Robert “Chip” Cronin of Wrentham, Massachusetts, and Joseph Cronin of New Hampshire; and one sister, Mary Weinburgh of Wrentham, Massachusetts.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Gayle Allen; daughter Jennifer Cronin, and her significant other, Greg Gilmer, of Advance; son Bill Cronin, (Terri), and their son, Brady, of Denver, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews. A private service will be held at Salem Funeral Home, Reynolda Road Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made through .

Brooks Fryer Snyder

Brooks Fryer Snyder died at his home Wednesday July 22, 2020, after a brief illness. He was born Oct. 31,1924, in Tarboro to Della Fryer and John Burton Snyder. His family moved to Winston-Salem in his early life, and he graduated from Hanes High School in 1942. Snyder served in the Army from March 1943-April 1946. He returned to North Carolina and graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 1950. He was employed by the city of Winston-Salem in January 1951, and retired in December 1984. After his retirement, he worked full time with his family at Snyder Photography. Snyder was a member of Fairview Moravian Church. He was a dedicated member of the Fairview band, playing the trombone for many church services, and the Easter sunrise service for 85 years. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Lula Fay “Cookie” Snyder; his parents; his brother Burton and his family, Anna, Carolyn, and John Snyder. He is survived by his daughter Pam Corum (Ed); granddaughters Emily Corum and Olivia Griffith (Casey); great-grandson Henry Griffith; and many other extended family and friends. A graveside service was conducted at 10 a.m. Monday July 27, 2020, at God’s Acre, The Moravian Graveyard, with the Rev. Scott Venable officiating. Memorials may be made to Fairview Moravian Church, 6550 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC. 27106.   Condolences may be made online at

Horace Winfield Stancliff Jr.

Horace Winfield Stancliff Jr., 91, went home to be with his Lord and savior on Monday, July 20, 2020. He was born Dec. 16, 1928, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and lived there until he was 12, then the family moved to Washington, D.C. Stancliff served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1951-1953. He attended Washington Bible College in Washington, D.C. Stancliff worked for AT&T for 34 years as a PBX installer. After retirement, he contracted for seven more years. He had the privilege to be part of a team to install a new phone system for the Capitol Building and Senate office building in Washington, D.C. Stancliff was an active member of Center Grove Baptist Church. His passions were studying the Bible and sharing it with others.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Horace Stancliff Sr., and Iris Pritchard Stancliff and his brother, Andrew Dean Stancliff. Surviving is his wife of 68 years, Deloris Boone Stancliff; two sons, Daniel Stancliff (Allison) and James Stancliff (Sherry); six grandchildren, Michelle Mardeusz (T.J.), Ashleigh Dowell (Allan), Rachel Stancliff, Alexis Stancliff, Jamie Goubeaux (R.J.) and Jay Stancliff; two great-grandchildren, Leigha Mardeusz and Xane Dowell; brother, William Stancliff (Carolyn); sisters, Sammye Wright and Gwendolyn Benton. A graveside service was held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 23, 2020, at Westlawn Gardens of Memory. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Center Grove Baptist Church, Attn: Yes Program, 8750 Lasater Road, Clemmons, NC 27012.

Taylor Eugene Welch

Taylor Eugene Welch, 25, of Advance, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2020. He was born Jan. 23, 1995, in Forsyth County. In 2014, Taylor accepted the Lord as his personal savior. He loved life and always lit up a room with his smile. Welch always had a passion for fitness as well. He was preceded in death by his two grandmothers, Anna Faye Canter and Rebah Sheek Welch. Surviving are his parents who he loved dearly, Debbie and Anthony Welch; one sister, Courtney York (Wesley) of Advance; two grandfathers, James Franklin Canter and Paul Eugene Welch both of Winston-Salem; two nephews, Wayde and Wesley Jr. Also surviving are his aunts, Pattie Knight (Claude) of Yadkinville, Christi Rosendary (Quenton) of Clemmons, Angie Hampton (John) of Tobaccoville and Candace Wilmoth of King; his uncle, Steve Canter (Maria) of Concord and numerous cousins. A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Monday, July 27, 2020, at Friends Baptist Church in Clemmons with Pastor Matthew Pope and Preacher Greg Lewis officiating. The family received friends from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. with the service immediately following at the church. The family requests that social distancing be practiced. A private graveside service followed at Forsyth Memorial Park.