Obituaries for the week of Feb. 18

Published 9:42 pm Monday, February 15, 2021

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Nancy Louise Smith Cox

Mrs. Nancy Louise Smith Cox, 81, passed away Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, at Clemmons Village I.  She was born in Forsyth County, the daughter of William George Smith and Pearl Jones Smith who preceded her in death. Cox graduated in the first class of Southwest High School where she met a fellow, Floyd Lee Cox, who would be her loving husband for 60 years. She graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne College with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. There she was inducted into Mu Sigma Epsilon, an honorary scholastic sorority. After graduating, she taught mathematics in the local schools for 33 years and was very dedicated to her calling. Cox enjoyed sewing, quilting, watercolor painting, reading and gardening. She was an active member of Clemmons First Baptist Church where she was part of the Quilt Ministry. Preceding her in death was a granddaughter, Nicole Cox, who passed away at the age of three due to cancer and a brother, William George Smith Jr. Surviving is her husband; son, Forrest Cox; daughter, April Leigh Hayes; granddaughters, Joanna Cox and Jessica Glenn; also surviving are a sister, Grace Inez Harper and a brother, Douglas Edward Smith. A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, at Westlawn Gardens of Memory with Mr. Ed Armstrong officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Clemmons First Baptist Church, PO Box 279 Clemmons, NC 27012. Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel is serving the Cox family. Online condolences may be made at

James Patrick Goodman

James Patrick Goodman of Clemmons passed away Feb. 5, 2021, at Forsyth Medical Center. Goodman was born on March 14, 1967, in Winston-Salem to Theodore Franklin Goodman and Martha Ann Davis Goodman. He graduated from Carter Vocational School in Winston-Salem and later worked as an assembler at Forsyth Industrial Services for several years. Goodman is preceded in death by his father Theodore Franklin Goodman, his loving mother Martha Ann Davis Goodman, maternal grandmother Anne Davis, maternal grandfather Charles Reese Davis, paternal grandmother Capitola Goodman, paternal grandfather James C. Goodman, sister Beverly Sears, and sister Bobbie Jo Goodman. After the passing of Goodman’s mother, his loving sister Cheryl Kittrell of Clemmons devoted her time to care for him. In addition, Goodman leaves behind a sister Carla Kitchens (Lee) of Winston-Salem and a brother Dwight Goodman (Helen) of Mocksville along with many aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, and cousins who all loved Goodman very much. His infectious smile and laughter will be missed by all who loved and knew him. He was an avid WWE wrestling fan, music fan and loved to dance. Goodman never met a stranger and was a friend to everyone. The family received visitors Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, from 6-8 p.m. at Salem Funeral and Cremation, 120 South Main Street Winston-Salem. A graveside service, officiated by Bishop Paul Lanier, was held Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Forsyth Memorial Park 3771 Yadkinville Road, Winston-Salem.

Ronald William Knoke

Ronald William Knoke went home to Jesus on Feb. 5, 2021. He was born in Minneapolis on Aug. 1, 1926, one of three children of Elmer and Thelma Knoke. He is preceded in death by his wife Pat to whom he was married for 70 years, as well as his daughter Vickie Lynn Munkberg. He is survived by his daughter Sherry Ann Harris, as well as five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren. Knoke served with the Minneapolis Fire Department for 35 years, rising to the rank of deputy chief before retiring. When not working, he stayed busy with all manner of sports and other activities, including golf and fishing. He loved reading and was always eager to learn something new. A service will be held Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 11 a.m. at the gazebo at Salisbury National Cemetery, 501 Statesville Boulevard, Salisbury. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to West Haven Missionary Fund, 2580 Old Glory Road Clemmons, NC 27012.

Thomas ‘Tommy’ Lewis Lloyd Sr.

Mr. Thomas “Tommy” Lewis Lloyd Sr., 90, passed away Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. He was born on Nov. 13, 1930, in Chalybeate Springs in Harnett County to the late James Hubert and Virginia Smith Lloyd. Lloyd was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, was in the insurance business for more than 15 years. A die-hard Tar Heel fan, he loved horse racing and going to the theater shows at Myrtle Beach. At one time he was the sports announcer for the UNC Tar Heels and later the voice of the Cary High School Imps. And for years he also owned and operated a sporting goods store “Carolina Sports” in Cary. Surviving is his wife of 65 years, Kay P. Lloyd; son, Tommy Lloyd, Jr. (Angelia) of Fuquay-Varina; daughter, Ginny L. Jolly (Tom) of Advance; four grandchildren, Jami Lloyd, Travis Lloyd, Michael Jolly, and Stacy Jolly Swarbrick; one great-grandchild and two brothers, Maynard and Donald Lloyd. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel is serving the Lloyd family. Online condolences may be made at  

Jo Ann Sink Morgan

Mrs. Jo Ann Sink Morgan, 79, went to be with her Lord and savior Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, at Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington. She was born Sept. 29, 1941, in Forsyth County to the late Ray Felix Sink and Sunshine Dillon Sink. Morgan was a longtime member of Pfafftown Baptist Church and a member of the Eastern Star in the Old Town Lodge. She is preceded by her husband, Earnest H. “Shorty” Morgan. Morgan is survived by her son, Anthony Ray Morgan; daughter, Scarlet Annette Smith; three grandchildren: Martha Elizabeth Morgan, Sarah K. Morgan, Gianna Smith; sister, Cindy Woodard (John); and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Hospice of Davidson County. Online condolences may be made at

Sam Nichols

Mr. Sam Nichols, 83, of Advance, passed away at his home on Feb. 7, 2021. Nichols was born in Davie County to Carl J. Nichols and Bessie B. Pease. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers James Nichols (Daisy) and Jack Nichols, and sister Earlene Deadmon. Nichols is survived by his loving wife Shelby of 61 years; daughter Jean Ward (Link), two sons, Sam Nichols Jr. (Becky) of Durham and Robert Carl Nichols (Julia) of Mooresville; brother David Nichols of Mooresville; sister-in-law Darlene Nichols; and brother-in-law Baxter Deadmon. Special to him were his grandchildren Foster and Abigail of Knightdale, Wray and Will Ward of Advance, Gray Nichols of Winston-Salem, Catherine Mueller (Andrew), and one great-grandson Hendrix of Graham. Nichols was a very kind and patient man which shined through frequently at family gatherings. He loved to teach a sport and play a game of golf especially with a group called “The Fearsome Foursome.” He often told stories to the grandchildren on “how it used to be.” Many happy times were spent in the mountain home together. Nichols was retired from N.C. Farm Bureau, where he served as an agent for 20 years. He was awarded top state agent on many occasions. He won several trips, at least 12 abroad and cruises to various locations. They enjoyed traveling very much. Nichols was a member of Clemmons United Methodist Church where he served as usher until he became unable. A special thank you to Bermuda Run West neighbors and friends for their wonderful support and to the caregivers of Trellis Supportive Care that have made his journey much easier.

Due to COVID, there will be a private family service at the Clemmons United Methodist Church Columbarium. Memorials may be made to Trellis Supportive Care at 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 as well as A Storehouse for Jesus at 675 Lexington Rd., Mocksville, NC 27028.
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Eleanor Rose Sturgell Peak

Eleanor Rose Sturgell Peak, beloved mother, completed her life journey on Feb. 7, 2021, after turning 98 on Nov. 5. She was a strawberry blonde beauty with charm, good manners and a sunny, outgoing personality. She liked people and people liked her. She and her husband Frank were proud of their children Mannetta Braunstein, Steven Peak (Cheryl) and Dr. Dallas Peak (Dr. Pamela). As well as their beloved grandchildren Carrie Ross (Brad) and Kelly Peak; and great-grandchildren Ian, Gavin and Marley Ross.

She enjoyed telling stories about her childhood, growing up on her grandparent’s farm after the early death of her mother, near Vermillion, Illinois, during the Great Depression. She was an only child. She married Frank W. Peak on May 22, 1943, just as he was graduating from Rose Polytechnic Institute in Terre Haute, Indiana, as a commissioned Army officer. After the war, the two settled in Greenwood, Indiana, to raise their family and Frank started his engineering career with General Electric. In 1969, they moved to Evansville, Indiana. They also enjoyed Airstream trailering throughout the U.S. They were past co-presidents of the Southern Indiana Chapter of Wally Byam Caravan Club International. Eleanor was at Frank’s side when he passed in 1993. Peak loved her family and friends, and was happiest when spending time with them. Her nephews and nieces and their families loved her and declare that she was “the aunt with class.” She was an avid bridge player (with Master Points), playing with her Evansville group of friends for several decades. She enjoyed counted cross-stitch and completed many beautiful framed projects which the family will enjoy for years to come. Several times a week for many years, Peak volunteered at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, as a surgical hostess and in the gift shop. She was active with the Deaconess Women’s Auxiliary and served on the board of directors. Genealogy was of great interest to her and she was serious about providing the proof of names listed on Colonial ship manifests and Continental Army discharge papers. Peak has a namesake grand niece-in-law named Eleanor and great granddaughter Marley. At 90, a broken hip caused Peak to leave Evansville and move into assisted living at the Franklin (Indiana) United Methodist Community and later on, at Aspen Trace in Greenwood, Indiana. In July 2017, she moved to assisted living at Arbor Acres in Winston-Salem.

A graveside service will be held at a later date at the Bretzville St. John’s Church cemetery in Bretzville, Indiana.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Arbor Acres Employee Assistance Fund, 1240 Arbor Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27104. Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel is assisting the Peak Family. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Christopher E. Sparrow

Christopher E. Sparrow, 70, of Clemmons, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. Private services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Salem Funeral & Cremation Service.