Obituaries for the week of Oct. 8

Published 12:36 am Tuesday, October 6, 2020

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Mary Doby Bingham

Mrs. Mary Doby Bingham, 83, passed away at her home on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. She was born April 13, 1937, in Surry County to the late Bina Doby and Clora Lowe Doby. Bingham was a lifelong member of Clemmons United Methodist Church. She had an eye for detail when it came to her handmade ceramics, a passion for tennis, and a love for playing cards. Bingham and her daughter owned and operated Fraleigh’s Boutique in Clemmons since 1981.  She was preceded in death by her husband Thad Bingham, and two grandchildren, Jaymee Reavis and J.V. Snow. She is survived by two daughters, Donna Merriman (Billy) and Denise Bingham (Jeff); grandchildren Thad Merriman (Elizabeth), Tyler Merriman, Travis Merriman (Ally), Tucker Merriman (Sydnie), and Jessie Snow; her great-grandchildren, Kyree Snow and Hunter Merriman and Hudson Merriman, and sister, Betty Higgins. The graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, at Westlawn Gardens of Memory in the open air mausoleum. The family wishes to thank Bingham’s caregivers, Karie, Hannah P., Hannah F., Destiny, Sissy, Alicia, April, Jada, Eavan, and Julia for their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trellis Supportive Care of Davie, 377 Hospital St. suite #103, Mocksville, NC 27028. Online condolences may be made to

Michael (Mike) Robey Vestal

Mr. Michael (Mike) Robey Vestal, 66, of McGrady, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, after a long, courageous battle with multiple myeloma and more recently, leukemia. He was born in Surry County to Buddy James Vestal and Emaline Mitchell Vestal. Vestal retired from a long career working with dear friends at Baity’s Tire Sales in Greensboro. He was an avid outdoorsman, who loved living in the mountains and taking trips to the Outer Banks with his extended family, a tradition he started many years ago. He enjoyed several hunting trips traveling out west with his son and friends. He most cherished spending time with family and friends. Surviving are his daughter Sunny Vestal Woodie (Jeromey); son Casey Vestal (Amanda); three grandchildren, Dillon Vestal (Abbi), Jake Vestal, and Anna Vestal; father Buddy Vestal; brothers Mitch Vestal (Bonnie) and Stephen Vestal; sisters Beth Reavis (Zach) and Jayme Vestal; also surviving are aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, as well as many cousins and special friends. Preceding him in death were his mother and a brother, Mark Vestal. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, 1702 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699 or to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73123.