Obituaries for the week of Dec. 3
Cynthia Faye Macy Anderson
Mrs. Cynthia Faye Macy Anderson, 77, of Winston-Salem, passed away Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. She was born in Yadkin County on Dec. 15, 1942, to the late Edmund Warren and Hattie Wood Macy. Anderson was very dedicated to her Baptist faith and her church, Temple Baptist Church. Prior to joining Temple Baptist Church, she was a member of Pfafftown Baptist Church for more than 30 years. During the last 20 years of her life, she fought and looked to the Lord for strength through her illness. While she was not able to attend church every Sunday, she religiously watched three services every Sunday online. Anderson was a very selfless person and even during her time battling her illness, she always checked on others to make sure they were doing well. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister that will be dearly missed.
In addition to her parents, Anderson is preceded in death by two sisters, Marjorie Webb and Rose Stanley, and a brother, Charles Macy. Surviving is her husband of 58 years, Noah Guy Anderson; three children: Faye Anderson, Randal Anderson (Melissa) of Kernersville, and Bobby Cleary (Jessica); two grandchildren, Megan Reese Anderson and Ashlyn Brooke Anderson; five siblings: Lucille Webb, Billy Macy, Cornelia Sloan, Claude Macy (Jean), and Alda Tesar; a sister-in-law, Hazel Macy; many loving nieces and nephews; and her two beloved pets, Lacy and Lucas.
A private family service will be held at Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel, officiated by Pastor Josh Boles and Pastor John Brown. Interment will be held at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Ronda, N.C. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Temple Baptist Church, 7035 Franklin Road, Lewisville, NC 27023, Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103, or to the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 3982 Clingman Rd, Ronda, NC 28670. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.
Charles Michael ‘Mike’ Davenport
Charles Michael “Mike” Davenport passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, at the age of 48. Born Feb. 14, 1972, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Davenport spent his life giving of himself to his family and his community. He was most proud to be known as daddy to his two daughters. He adored his wife and was a caring family man and friend. He was always generous with his time, dedicating countless hours to his community as a firefighter and fire instructor. Davenport is survived by his wife, Roxanne Sharron Davenport; two daughters, Kristina Howard (Tyler) and Charity Davenport; parents, W.E. and Annie Shouse Davenport; brother, Chris Davenport (Christina Howell); two nieces, Kaitlyn Davenport and Ella Howell; nephew, Andrew Davenport and his mother-in-law, Kay Sharron. Preceding him in death was his father-in-law, Roger Sharron; maternal grandparents, Roy and Ollie Mae Shouse and his paternal grandparents, A.B. and Sybil Davenport. A service celebrating Davenport’s life was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at Calvary Baptist Church with Pastor Ryan Showalter officiating. The internment follow the service at Beck’s Baptist Church. The family received friends from noon-1:50 p.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, 6328 Yadkinville Road, Pfafftown, NC 27040. Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel is serving the Davenport family.
Christopher David ‘Chris’ Trout
Mr. Christopher David “Chris” Trout, 50, passed away Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. He was born in Great Falls, Montana, on Nov. 11, 1970. Trout loved his Lord and was a member of Center Grove Church. He was a loving father and friend to all. Trout was a talented taxidermist. Preceding him in death was his mother, Donna Trout. Surviving is his daughter, Riley Nicole Trout; son, Miles Jacob Trout; sister, Trisha Powell (Douglas); niece, Megan Jones (Travis); nephew, Ben Powell (Elizabeth); also surviving is a great-niece, Everly Jones and a great-nephew, Carter Powell. A private graveside service will be held for the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made for his children, care of Chris’ sister, Trisha Powell, 1906 Pinehurst Dr. Lewisville, NC 27023.
Donald Bruce Welch
Mr. Donald Bruce Welch, 87, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, at his residence. He was born July 13, 1933, in Knox County, Missouri, the son of Arthur and Ann Mendina Welch. He was of the Methodist faith, retired from the state of Missouri, Western Electric, and proudly served our country as a Korean War veteran in the U. S. Air Force. Welch loved to play golf, ballroom dance and loved animals. He played baseball in his younger years and was offered a professional contract, but deferred and went into the Air Force, where he played on the base teams. He was also an off-ice official for some of the local professional ice hockey teams. An outspoken, kind-hearted person, he was preceded in death by his parents; a stepson, Scott Wyatt; a brother, Jack Welch; his cat, Pearl and his dog, Pongo. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Welch; two daughters, Wendy Walker (Allan Sliker) of Rock Hill, S.C., and Pamela Keiser (K.J.) of Advance; four grandchildren Alex Martin (Billy), Kurtis Keiser (Shelby), Lucas Walker (Julia), and Ryan Walker (Nikki); a stepdaughter, Denese McTaggart; two step-grandchildren, Jessica Hall, and Kris Wyatt and three great-grandchildren, Jaxson Martin, Foster Martin and Jaden Wyatt. A private family service will be held. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com .
Betty Dorse Parks White
Mrs. Betty Dorse Parks White, 91, of Clemmons, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. She was born in Forsyth County on May 23, 1929, to the late Ralph Leo and Irene Mae Lee Parks. She grew up in Winston-Salem and at a young age, met Spencer, her husband of 58 years. Betty worked as a beautician in a few local salons before opening her own shop in her home. Her clients were like family and became her lifelong friends. She was dedicated to her work and her clients for 56 years, retiring at age 78.
In addition to her parents, White is preceded in death by her husband, Spencer Oneal White; a sister, Margaret Whitsett; four brothers: Roger Parks, Charles Parks, David Parks, and John Parks; and her beloved pet, Roo. Surviving are her three children: Dennis White (Lori Brockway) of Montana, Donna White Hinson (Bill) of Clemmons, and Elizabeth White Agientas (Mark) of Advance; five grandchildren: Maggie Holcomb (Josh), Elizabeth Hinson (Beau Davis), William Hinson (Abigail Rosendale), Ian Agientas, and Katharine Agientas; two great-grandchildren, Spencer and Claire Holcomb; and two sisters, Faythe Landreth and Ann Goforth (Gerald).
White, known simply as Nannie to her family and all who she would meet, loved having her family close. Her door was always open to any person or animal that her family wanted to bring home. She cherished the time together with friends and her family sharing songs and laughter together. She was thrilled to be able to spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, watching them grow and flourish. White had a quick wit and always enjoyed telling stories of her childhood and the many trips she and Spencer had taken together. She was an avid reader all of her life until macular degeneration robbed her of most of her vision. White loved the beauty of God’s world and rejoiced in the gift of beautiful flowers. She had an amazing green thumb, spending hours in her flower and vegetable gardens. She reveled in teaching her grandchildren about Southern cooking, growing plants and preserving the fruits of her garden. The memories of their time together are beyond measure. White’s passing leaves a hole in the family that will not easily be filled. Her spirit will live on in all those touched by her life.
Because of White’s true love of flowers, the family welcomes flowers in her honor. For those who wish to remember her with a donation, please consider the American Macular Degeneration Foundation (www.macular.org), the Forsyth Humane Society (www.forsythhumane.org), or your favorite charity.
A graveside service was conducted in her honor at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at Parklawn Memorial Park, officiated by Rev. Dr. Stephen Loftis. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com .
Donna Lynne Gordon Williams
Donna Lynne Gordon Williams was taken from this earth far too soon on Saturday, Nov. 21, at 3:15 p.m., at Forsyth Medical Center. She was surrounded by family as she took her last breath. The family knows she has found peace in her forever resting place in heaven. Williams was loved by so many and she will never be forgotten. With a heart bigger than herself, Williams was selfless and always put her family before anything else. She was sweet, loving, thoughtful, passionate, funny, and could be a real spitfire at times. Words can’t articulate this tragedy or express how deeply she will be missed. Williams was born in Winston-Salem on Feb. 28, 1955, to Eloise and Donald Gordon. She is survived by her three children, Ashley Duncan (James), Laura Mussell (Matt), and Alex Williams (fiancée Kristi Romero); her most special and precious granddaughter, Madeline Mussell; mother, Eloise Gordon Masche; and brother, Keith Gordon (Pandora). She is also survived by two special cousins, Daughn Eagan and Gordon Nunn. Williams was preceded in death by her father, James Donald Gordon. Williams graduated from Reynolds High School and Wingate College. She was employed at Landmark Builders, Inc. and really enjoyed working there. Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel is handling the arrangements. Visitation and a celebration of life service will be held at a later date. Williams also had a tremendous love of animals and memorials can be made in her name to Forsyth Humane Society, 4881 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27104 or the charity of your choice. Condolences for the family can be sent to Williams Family/C/O The Gordons at 155 St. George Place, Bermuda Run, NC 27006.
Kenneth Wellons Winston
Kenneth Wellons Winston Jr., 91, of Bermuda Run, (formerly of Charlotte), went to be with his Lord on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. Winston was born on June 19, 1929, to Kenneth W. Winston Sr. and Helen R. Winston in Raleigh, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, June Bullard Winston, and his five children: Ken Winston III (Sara) of Tampa, Florida; Paul Winston (Marsha) of Greer, S.C.; Lisa Miller (Tom) of Clemmons; Meg MacFadyen (Bret) of Woodbury, Tennessee; and Helen Phifer (Chip) of Winston-Salem. In addition to his wife and children, Winston is also survived by 12 grandchildren and their seven spouses, and 14 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Becky W. Jaber, of Wake Forest. He enjoyed his family to the utmost, and he leaves a legacy of love and laughter. He was born and raised in Raleigh. Winston graduated from Broughton High School in 1947, and then attended North Carolina State University. He was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, ROTC, and the N.C. State Swim Team. He graduated in 1951 with a textile chemistry degree. Throughout his life, he remained a devoted fan of N.C. State athletics and was a longtime member of the Wolfpack Club. He was also a member of the N.C. State Alumni Association’s Forever Club. After graduation, he served in the Army during the Korean War, stationed in Pusan, South Korea. After his service, in which he received the rank of captain, he pursued his career in the textile industry. He began with Du Pont in 1951 in Seaford, Delaware, and eventually headed south to work for American & Efird Mills from 1962-1970. During this time, he lived in Charlotte and then Signal Mountain, Tennessee. In 1970, he formed his own company, Winston Yarns (later Southeastern Yarn Sales) and returned to Charlotte. He loved his work, and especially the people in the textile community. In the early 1990s, he assisted the U.S. government by going to West Africa to help several nations there develop their own national textile industry. This endeavor had a profound effect on him, and it brought him great joy to be able to help so many people there. He also imported and sold yarns from Malaysia and Peru, where he made many lasting friendships. Winston was an avid amateur radio operator, golfer and award-winning orchid grower. He loved good music, and he loved to dance. In the mid-1970s, he was president of Carmel Country Club in Charlotte for two years. During his tenure as president, he won the President’s Cup golf tournament. He was so pleased with this achievement since no other standing president has ever accomplished this. He loved to travel with his wife and children, and over the years visited six of the seven continents. During these travels, he made many close friends and remained in close contact with them throughout the years. Winston never met a stranger, and because of this trait, he touched the lives of many people throughout his lifetime. He will be sorely missed by friends and family around the world. The family would like to thank all of his friends and associates, who buoyed him during his eight-month stay in Batangas Gardens at Bermuda Village. The family would also like to acknowledge and thank the staff of Batangas Gardens, who took loving care of him and helped him stay connected to his family during the isolation he experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There will be a small private family service in the following weeks, and a larger memorial service to be held when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the N.C. Textile Foundation’s Wilson College of Textiles Alumni Scholarship Fund in Winston’s name to help support the textile industry he loved so much at N.C. Textile Foundation, 1020 Main Campus Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606, or online at give.ncsu.edu/textiles .