Obituaries for the week of March 18

Published 11:51 pm Monday, March 15, 2021

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Peggy Marie French Cassada

Mrs. Peggy Marie French Cassada, 81, of Clemmons, passed away Tuesday, March 9, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer at her home, surrounded by her loving family and sweet long-haired dachshund, Bella. She was born on April 6, 1939, in Ruffin to Bessie McKinney French and Charlie French. Cassada graduated from Ruffin High School in Rockingham and earned an associate’s degree from Forsyth Technical Community College. She was a very active member of Clemmons Moravian Church and a true servant of our Lord. She retired as a procurement specialist from Lucent Technologies. Cassada was preceded in death by her brother, Robert French. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Marvin Cassada; son, Mark Cassada of Hillsborough; daughter, Julie Slye (Jim) of Goldsboro; five grandchildren, Nicole Cassada, Ryan Cassada, Natalie Slye, Jenna Slye and Nathanael Slye; sister, Brenda Strader (Donnie) and four brothers, Wilbur French, Jerry French (Evelyn), Lester French (Anne) and George French all of Ruffin. Due to current restrictions, a private memorial service was held at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel in Advance on Saturday, March 13, with Rev. Christopher C. Thore officiating. Online condolences may be made at In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Clemmons Moravian Church, 3535 Spangenberg Avenue, Clemmons, NC 27012.

Matthew 11:28: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

Charlotte Garst Dillon

Charlotte Garst Dillon was called home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, after a short hospitalization. She was born on Sept. 20, 1931, in Roanoke, Virginia, to the late Roy Cundiff Garst and Pernie Bolton Garst. The oldest of two children, she was also preceded in death by her brother Rev. Lewis Garst. Dillon graduated from Lewis Gale High School in Salem, Virginia, in 1949. After working for Sears in Roanoke, Virginia, she married Alfred M. Dillon from Leaksville, NC, a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army. Dillon resumed her career when the children were grown, and she retired from Sears. The family was stationed in many locations with the Army during the marriage of 68 years and were able to travel extensively in the U.S. and other parts of the world. Dillon was a loving mother and grandmother to her four children, Patricia Dillon (Jim), Carolyn Dillon, David Dillon (Beverly), and Sandra Dillon Yarnall (Richard) and two granddaughters, Virginia Dillon and Kelin Dillon. She was a faithful Christian and a member of the First Baptist Church of Clemmons. Dillon taught Sunday school, was a member of the WMU and was an active participant in many church activities. She enjoyed traveling, cooking and gardening. Dillon was loved by her family and all those who knew her. She will be interned in the National Cemetery in Salisbury with a graveside service for the family. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First Baptist Church of Clemmons or to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Online condolences may be made at

Carolyn Joan Fulp

Carolyn Joan Fulp, 83, passed away on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at her home. Fulp was born on July 25, 1937, in Forsyth County to the late Tony Floyd Cromer and Margarette Hartley Cromer. She worked for R.J. Reynolds and JaMar Tiny Tins earlier in her life, eventually retiring to raise her family. Fulp enjoyed trips to the beach and cooking for her family, especially Sunday dinners. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Charlie Fulp; daughter, Deborah Hodges; and three sisters. Surviving family includes two children, Donna Fulp and Randy Fulp (Angela); two grandsons, Greg Burcham and Daniel Burcham (Lindsay); four great-grandchildren, Hailey Burcham (and her mother, Shelley Garnick), Kyleigh Burcham, Gracie Burcham and Madison Ayers; and one sister, Janice Blankenship. A private family service and visitation will be held at Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel. Interment will follow the service at Temple Baptist Church Cemetery. Flowers will be accepted, or memorial donations may be made to Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Ln., Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Online condolences may be made at

Linda Gail Jarrett Haynes

Mrs. Linda Gail Jarrett Haynes, 74, passed away Monday, March 8, 2021 at her residence. She was born Feb. 7, 1947, in Burlington to Bernard Vaughn Jarrett Sr. and Irene Mills Jarrett. Haynes attended Alamance County schools, graduating from Eastern Alamance High School in 1965. She then attended Burlington Business College then worked at the Burlington Industries J. Spencer Love plant. On Dec. 1, 1968, she married Allen Gary Haynes. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, where she volunteered in the preschool department as her health allowed. Haynes was also instrumental in creating the Arthritis Support Group in Winston-Salem. She loved to work with ceramics, sew quilts and she also took up knitting. Haynes was a wife, mother, grandmother, preschool worker and friend who stayed true to the end. She will be missed by all who knew her. Preceding her in death are her parents and a sister, Carol Ann Jarrett Painter. Survivors include her husband, Allen Gary Haynes; her children, Sharon Haynes Andrews (Mathew) of Monroe and Christopher Allen Haynes of Lewisville; sister, Mary Whitley of Burlington; brother, Bernard Vaughn Jarrett Jr. (Dottie) of Mebane and four grandchildren, Mackenzie Bridgette Haynes, Jarrett Christopher Haynes, Elijah Allen Andrews and Lillie Grace Andrews. A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 15, 2021, at Westlawn Gardens of Memory with Dr. Gary Chapman officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, Preschool Department, 134 S. Peace Haven Rd. Winston-Salem, NC 27104. Hayworth Miller Lewisville Chapel is serving the Haynes family.

Mike McWayne Cole

Mr. Mike McWayne Cole, 61, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. He was born Nov. 21, 1959, in Davidson County to Joseph and Peggy Summey Cole. He graduated from Parkland High School in 1978. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University in 1983, he went to work at Inmar for 34 years, most recently as senior director. Cole was an avid sport fanatic including fantasy football, and he also enjoyed spending time at the beach. He was known for his dry, witty sense of humor and his big heart of gold. He was a loving husband and father and lived life to the fullest. He was preceded in death by his father. Cole is survived by his wife and soulmate of 10 years, Fonda Cole; two sons, Ben and Sam Cole; step-daughter, Jill Sugg (Eric); step-son, Paul Everhart; mother, Peggy Cole; two brothers, Randy Cole (Karen) and Graham Cole (Sam); sister, Beth Poole (Scott); also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Special thank you to all of his Inmar family, Sunrise family and his Applebee’s friends, in which he loved with all of his heart. He also had a wonderful group of personal friends who will miss sharing a Blue Moon with him while watching any sport on a big screen TV, especially those Appalachian Mountaineers and Maryland Terps. A celebration of life was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 13, 2021, at the Lewisville Town Square with Pastor Will Pryor, Rev. Ron Garner and Mr. Tim Bralley officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Clemmons Food Pantry, PO Box 871, Clemmons, NC 27012 or Shriners Hospital for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607. Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel is serving the Cole family.

Eleanor Louise Monda

Eleanor Louise Monda, 88, passed away at home on Thursday, March 11, 2021. She was born to Harriet Lane Acklin and William Arthur Acklin in Lone Pine, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 26, 1931. She graduated from Trinity High School in Washington, Pennsylvania, and attended nursing school before marrying John Robert Monda to raise her two daughters. They would have been married 65 years on May 4, 2021. Family friends and animals were Monda’s delight. She loved to walk and spend time outdoors and bird watching was a lifelong passion. She was a wonderful cook and renowned for her delicious Italian marinara sauce despite her completely English heritage. She was an excellent and generous hostess, making certain no one left her home hungry. Her nurturing and gentle nature was reflected in her dedication to her family and the many animals in her life. Among Monda’s greatest joys was caring for her daughter’s horse at Tanglewood Stables where she earned the affectionate nickname of “Penny’s Staff.” Surviving are her husband, John Robert Monda; daughters, Leslee Anne Monda and Nancy Renee’ Monda; her very best friend and faithful companion, Peanut; nieces, Joyce Barton, Melinda Richardson, Joy Acklin Ross, Renee Acklin Sosa and Julie Vita; nephews, Billy Acklin, Bobby Acklin, Brad Acklin, Brian Acklin, George Acklin, Jay Acklin, Larry Acklin; brother-in-law Larry Monda and sister-in-law Jeannette Ohler Monda and canine granddaughter, Harriet. She was preceded in death by her sister, Margaret Acklin and brothers, William Herschel Acklin, Charles Evans Acklin, J. Homer Acklin and George Hall Acklin. The Monda family expresses its heartfelt thanks to the many relatives, neighbors, friends and the Bayada Home Health and Davie Trellis staffs for their outpouring of support throughout Monda’s lengthy illness. A graveside service was held at 1 p.m., Monday, March 15, 2021, at Rose Cemetery in Mocksville by Rev. Cheryl Skinner. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Salvation Army Davie County — Mocksville and Forsyth Audubon Society. Online condolences may be made at

Thomas ‘Tom’ Frederick Shook Jr.

Thomas “Tom” Frederick Shook Jr. of Clemmons, 100, passed away on March 6, 2021. He was the second oldest of four brothers born to Thomas Tope Shook and Ada Mae Michael Shook on Jan. 15, 1921, in the Matney community of western North Carolina. Shook grew up in the Valle Crucis community.

Shook is survived by his wife of 40 years, Carol Mabry Roberts Shook and children, Norma Carroll Shook Phelps (Bill) of Denver, N.C., Emma Louise Shook Nezelek (Ed) of Brevard, Roxanne “Randi” Shook Boone (Sandy) of Waynesville, Betty Dalton Shook Telford (Kurt) of Clemmons, Evangeline Roberts Des Marais (Hubert) of Lake Worth, Florida, Thomas “Tommy” Frederick Shook II (Sherry) of Greensboro, and William Nash Shook (Cherie) of Belle Isle, Florida. In addition to his 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren, he is survived by a brother, Stuart Hodges Shook Sr. of Boone.

Shook entered the United States Navy in Sept. 1939. He was a Pearl Harbor survivor and served during World War II conflicts in the South Pacific. He retired after 20 years of service and continued serving his country for five years at the NATO Command Headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia. Once a civilian, Shook attended night school at Old Dominion College and studied business and accounting. He became a stock broker for Kaufman Brothers in Norfolk, Virginia, and after several years, moved his family back to western North Carolina to work in a family insurance business. Shook later changed careers and spent his remaining working years at the former Charles H. Cannon Memorial Hospital as their director of purchasing. In retirement, he took a writing course at Appalachian State University and became a writer of short stories. Shook authored a fictional book titled, “Herb,” which was published in 2007.

Tom and his wife, Carol, have lived in Clemmons since 2002.

The family will be conducting a private memorial service.

The service will be live streamed at:

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Novant Health Forsyth Foundation at Clemmons Medical Center, 1701 South Hawthorne Winston-Salem, NC 27103

Online condolences may be sent to the Shook family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Elsie Jenkins Turner

Elsie Jenkins Turner, 93, left this world peacefully on March 8, 2021, at the K.B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem. She was born on Nov. 15, 1927, to Elmore Royal Jenkins and Marguerite Rouse Jenkins in Teachey. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Barton College in Wilson (formerly Atlantic Christian College). Turner enjoyed a rewarding career of 29 years as a fifth-grade teacher at New Hope Elementary School in Goldsboro. She was a charter and lifelong member of New Hope United Methodist Church in Goldsboro. Turner was preceded in death by her loving husband, Joseph Worth Turner, of 62 years. Surviving are her sons, Joseph Worth Turner Jr. (Ayako) and Barry Wayne Turner (Mari Jo). She adored her four grandchildren Hayley Turner, Alex Turner (Kristyn), Logan Turner (Christa), and Blake Turner (Nicole), plus great-grandson Asher William Worth Turner. There are many additional nieces, nephews, and extended loved ones including the McKinney family and her two special “sisters” Duckie Strickland and Alice Wells. During her final years at Homestead Hills Retirement Community in Winston-Salem, she deeply treasured her close circle of friends and enjoyed celebrating Christmas by hosting annual parties. In addition, she was well-known for her renowned pound cake. A private graveside service will be held at Duplin Memorial Gardens in Teachey. She was a philanthropist to multiple organizations including Howell’s Day Care Center in LaGrange, Duke Eye Center in Durham, and New Hope United Methodist Church in Goldsboro. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to these organizations or to the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem.

Ruth Dull Tuttle

Mrs. Ruth Dull Tuttle, 102, of Heritage Woods, passed away on Saturday, March 13, 2021. She was born on Dec. 21, 1918, in Lewisville to Coy Dull and Lula Dull Russell.

Tuttle graduated from Lewisville High School. She was a member of Ardmore United Methodist Church and was very active in volunteering and working at the church. Tuttle enjoyed dancing, traveling, gardening, especially working with flowers. She was well-known for her floral arrangements. In addition, she was an accomplished oil painter and also enjoyed colored pencil drawings. Tuttle was a wonderful cook. She was always humble and kind, and was always generous in giving of herself. Everyone who had the privilege to know her, loved her deeply.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Reuben Gray Tuttle, Jr.; one brother, Louis; sisters, Pauline Patterson, Nannie Brewer, and Myra Ziglar; and half-sisters, Martha Elton, Grace Kelbaugh, and Eliza Modlin.

Surviving are her son, R. Gray Tuttle III (Kay); daughter, Anne Tuttle Gordon (Bob); grandchildren, Cynthia Davis (Jeff), Harrison Tuttle (Julie), Meredith Clifton (Andy), and Allison Chapple (Jason); great-grandchildren, Alex Davis, Elizabeth Davis, Winston Tuttle, Hunter Tuttle, Molly Tuttle, Anna Clifton, Caroline Clifton, Baker Chapple, and Forrest Chapple; sister, Billie Holton; and special friend, Wynnette Alexander.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at Ardmore United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Matthew Farabow officiating. A private graveside service will be held at Forsyth Memorial Park. The family will receive friends immediately following the funeral service at the church.

Memorials may be made in Tuttle’s memory to Ardmore United Methodist Church, 630 S. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.

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