Obituaries for the week of Dec. 10

Published 11:57 pm Monday, December 7, 2020

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Emmajean Dillon Hepler

Emmajean Dillon Hepler, 86, passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. Hepler was born on May 17, 1934, in Forsyth County to the late Lee Bennet Dillon and Josephine Dowell Dillon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Ray Hepler Sr; one daughter, Debbie Moxley; and one stepbrother, Jack Secrest. Surviving family includes one son, Howard Hepler Jr. (Nada); one sister-in-law, Bobbie Hepler; one son-in-law, David Moxley; three granddaughters, Hannah Poole (Josh), Abigail Bradford (Jeremy) and Catherine Hepler; one grandson, Aaron Moxley (Sarah); two great-granddaughters, Lila and Emma Poole; four great-grandsons, Evan Poole, Abe and Charlie Moxley, and Adyen Bradford; three nephews; and a very special niece, Dawn Ciokan. Hepler was a lifelong member of Shattlon Church of Christ in Winston-Salem. She retired from Salem Towne Retirement Community after 38 years of service. Hepler enjoyed all her children and grandchildren. She loved to bake cakes for everyone, enjoyed sewing and quilting, and serving and helping others as long as her health permitted. A private visitation and funeral service will be held at Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel, With Pastor Gene Woolard and Rev. Jeff Stephens officiating. Burial will follow the service at Forsyth Memorial Park. The family would like to give a special thanks to Forest Heights Senior Living and Mountain Valley Hospice for taking great care of their mother. Memorial donations may be made to Enon Baptist Church Brotherhood Missions, 6321 Old U.S. 421 Highway E, East Bend, NC 27018 or Shattalon Church of Christ, Attn: Ladies Serving Christ, 5490 Shattalon Dr., Winston-Salem, NC  27106. Online condolences may be made at .

Keith Allen Trites

Mr. Keith Allen Trites, 64, of Lewisville, passed away Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. He was born Nov. 24, 1956, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, grew up in Miami, Florida, and moved to North Carolina in 1986. Trites was an avid sports card collector and enjoyed traveling. He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Trites. Surviving are his mother, Joan Holsenbeck Trites; sister, Cindy Conley and two brothers, Richard and Tim; niece and nephews, Sarah, Jacob, Caleb, Tommy and Joey and great niece and nephew Samantha and Lucas. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Emily Mongtomery Young

Mrs. Emily Mongtomery Young passed away peacefully at age 80 years on Nov. 30, 2020. She was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and immigrated to the U.S. in 1963. She graduated from Queens College in Charlotte and had a successful career with Wachovia Bank and Wells Fargo Bank. She was an avid golfer and an excellent bridge player. She resided at Bermuda Run for more than 30 years. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ted Young, an IBM executive. Survivors include her sisters: Anna Reid, Elizabeth Rigley, Mary McCallum, and Jean Cryans, and her younger brother, Frank Rigley. A funeral mass will be held at St. Leo’s catholic church in Winston-Salem on Monday, Dec. 14, at 11 a.m. Her ashes will be interred in the parish columbarium. Young was a kind soul and will be missed by all.