Obituaries for the week of Aug. 27

Published 1:23 am Tuesday, August 25, 2020

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Pamela Jeanne Dunsmore Cregger

Pamela Jeanne Dunsmore Cregger, 64, received her angel wings on Aug. 17, 2020. She was born in Fayetteville and graduated from West Forsyth High School. She is preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Agness Dunsmore. She is survived by her high school sweetheart and husband of 45 years, Chuck Cregger; daughters, Jackie Combs (Brandon) and Catherine Burke (Daniel) and grandson Ryan; siblings, Teresa Perry (Arthur), Clyde “Neil” Dunsmore Jr. (Priscilla), Ronald G. Dunsmore Sr. (Patty), and Martha Doby Cooper; and sister-in-law, Dee Williams Hairfield. She was also a loving aunt to many nieces and nephews. She also had many close friends and associates from 30 years of employment at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, at Overflow Church at 8115 Old Lexington Road, Winston-Salem. Everyone is asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to Trellis Supportive Care or The American Cancer Society. The family would also like to thank the nurses and staff at Trellis for the wonderful care they gave in some of life’s hardest moments. A special thanks to nurse, Kelly Sides.

Doris Anne Cash Goble

Doris Anne Cash Goble, 84, of Winston-Salem, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 19, at Brookstone Terrace.

She was born March 22, 1936, in Winston-Salem to John Henry and Annie Cash. She was the last surviving and youngest of five siblings, preceded in death by Mary Louise Jones, Marvin, Thomas, and John Franklin Cash.

Goble graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in music from Wake Forest University in 1959. During her school years, she worked at a local North Carolina company, Blair Publishing, as well as Seapark Music Company. While the pianist at Griffith Baptist Church, she met and married the Rev. Harry Anderson Goble in 1957. In 1960, she traveled to Guam with her husband as part of the Southern Baptist Foreign Missionary Board to assist in establishing three churches serving the local population as well as military troops based there.

Returning to the U.S. in 1967, the Gobles settled in Winston-Salem after some time spent living in the Carrboro and Chapel Hill area. Goble worked for many years giving piano lessons to children at their home on Maplewood Avenue in Winston-Salem. Later, she spent more than a decade as a radiological transcriptionist at Baptist Hospital in the 1980s and ’90s.

Goble was a long-standing member of Ardmore Baptist Church and was devoted to her immediate and extended family, including numerous nephews and nieces and their families. She was also an enthusiastic musician and writer, having composed several memoirs about her life.

Surviving are her two sons, Todd Anthony Goble of Greensboro and Kent Goble (Cynthia) of Maryland; and a granddaughter, Quentin Goble.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, services will not be held at this time. Plans will be announced at some time in the future once the pandemic is over. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to any food bank of the giver’s choice to assist in feeding people during these times of need. Online condolences may be made at

Denver Reece Kiser

Denver Reece Kiser, 85, passed away peacefully on Aug. 13, 2020, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House. Kiser was born on April 3, 1935, to Maude and Carter Kiser on Hazel Mountain, Virginia. Kiser graduated from Ervington High School class of 1953. Following high school, Kiser accepted a job at the Wonderbread factory, followed by a long career at Bethlehem Steel. He and his wife, Mary, spent the later part of his life in Clemmons enjoying time with family and being an active part of the Roger Marion Automotive community.

Kiser is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, five brothers, daughter Nancy (Rea), son Michael, and grandson Carter. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary Alice Viars Kiser; six grandchildren, Sarah (Rea) Slate, Alissa (Rea) Williams, Mary (Rea) Bouchard, Thomas Rea, Simon Kiser and Claire Kiser; eight great-grandchildren; son-in-law David Rea and daughter-in-law Helene Kiser.

The family would like to thank the special people who offered wonderful care and support during this time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the North Carolina Chapter of the ALS Association, 4 N. Blount Street #200, Raleigh, N.C. 27601 or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made through

Wilson Ward Sparks Jr.

Mr. Wilson Ward Sparks Jr., 80, of Advance, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, at SECU Hospice Care Center in Yadkinville. He was born Aug. 14, 1940, in Forsyth County to Wilson Ward and Louise Johnson Sparks. Sparks was a member of Macedonia Moravian Church where he was a Sunday school teacher, head diener, usher, board member and sang in the choir. He retired from Southern Bell/Lucient Technology with 25 years of service. Sparks was a member of the Forsyth and Davie County Beekeepers Associations and an amateur radio enthusiast “KF4ISF” and a member of the Vagabond Ragchew Net. He is preceded in death by his brother, John Wayne Sparks. Surviving is his wife, Katherine Sheek Sparks; an uncle, two aunts and several nieces and nephews. A private graveside service will be held. Memorials may be made to Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 or to Macedonia Moravian Church, 700 NC Hwy 801 N., Advance, NC  27006. Online condolences may be made to .

Wayne Ellison Weber

Mr. Wayne Ellison Weber, 87, of Clemmons passed away Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, at his home. He was born March 7, 1933, in Iredell County to Claude Holland Weber and Severa Cross Weber. Weber graduated from Statesville High School in 1951 and from Wake Forest College/University in 1955. He served in the U.S. Army, 3rd Armored Calvary, from 1955 to 1957 in Bayreuth (Bindlach) Germany. On Sept. 6, 1964, he married Glenda Hartness at First Baptist Church in Statesville. Weber was employed by Ohio Lime Company/United Cement Company and United States Gypsum Company. He is preceded in death by his wife, Glenda Hartness Weber and brothers, Holland Cross Weber (Bettie), Charles Thomas Weber (Mary) and Charles Baxter Privette (Shirley). Survivors include many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Young Life Auburn-Opelika at or the Forsyth Humane Society . Online condolences may be made to Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel is serving the family.