Obituaries for the week of Aug. 20
Burnie Estil Clark Jr.
Mr. Burnie Estil Clark Jr., 76, of Clemmons, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born in Forsyth County to the late Burnie E. Clark Sr. and Era May Denny Clark on Nov. 18, 1943. He was a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church and served as an usher and Gideon. Burnie is remembered by many in his days in insurance sales and floor covering at Clemmons Carpet. He had many hobbies, including golf, hunting, fishing, and was a member of a local Cowboy Action Shooting Club and the Tarheel Cutlery Club. He loved his family dearly as well as the numerous kids he coached in Little League and the countless friends he made throughout his life (he never met a stranger). He is survived by his wife, Kathy Crouch Clark; son Jason Clark (Amy); daughter Jennifer Tarr (Bill); granddaughter, Katie Tarr; sisters Virginia, Donna and Helen Baker; aunt Odessa Burden (Joe); brother-in-law Morton Crouch and several cousins. A private graveside service was held Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, with Pastor Jerry Morrison officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to either the Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center Association, 1701 S. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 or the Forsyth Humane Society, 5570 Sturmer Park Circle, Winston-Salem, NC 27105.
Gypsia Miller Hayes
Mrs. Gypsia Miller Hayes, 76, of Advance, passed away Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born July 6, 1944, in Newport News, Virginia, to Maxine Troy Harvey and Harry Louis Miller. She was a member of Yadkin Valley Baptist Church and retired from American General Life Insurance Company. Hayes was preceded in death by her husband, Lacy Hayes. Surviving are her children, Sherri Fine, Timothy Roberson (Rachel) and Rachel Morse (Jerry); five grandchildren, Richard Roberson (Carly), Priscilla Sizemore, Jonathan Morse (Cherie), Jacob Morse and Joshua Morse; one great-granddaughter, Saylor Roberson; sister Susan Lane and brother David Villiard. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at Yadkin Valley Baptist Church with Rev. Ronnie Craddock officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.
Margaret Styles Conrad
Margaret Styles Conrad, 69, passed away Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, at her home. She was born in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 12, 1950, to the late John Murphy and Elsie Beshears Styles. Conrad was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend who was always willing to offer her help to anyone. She enjoyed woodworking, camping, was a witty poet and had a wonderful sense of humor. Preceding her in death were three sisters, Carrie Davis, Shirley Jordan and Direne Jordan; two brothers, James Styles and John Styles Jr. Surviving is her husband of 45 years, Marion Conrad; two daughters, Robin Nelson (Roman) of Welcome, and Ashley Conrad (Ben Langley) of Winston-Salem; three grandchildren, Jared Newman, Kari Newman, and Roman Nelson Jr. (Sarah); two sisters, Johnsie Wilson and Bessie Beck; brother, Bobby Styles (Lisa); many special nieces and nephews; also surviving is her granddog, “Jed.” A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, at Westlawn Gardens of Memory Mausoleum Chapel with Chaplain Jeff Vogler officiating. The family would like to thank Trellis Supportive Care for all the care given to Conrad. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane Winston-Salem, NC 27103.