Obituaries for the week of June 10

Published 2:13 pm Monday, June 7, 2021

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Frances Bostick

Frances Bostick, 81, passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

Frances (Roye) was born May 6, 1940, to the late Roy Bostick and Jane Livingston Bostick. She grew up in the Laurel Hill, Laurinburg, community in N.C. Bostick received her bachelor of arts degree from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro at the Women’s College. After graduating from college, she moved to Richmond, Virginia, to attend Virginia Commonwealth University Graduate School of Social Work. Upon attaining her master’s degree, she made her career working for the Richmond City School System. After retiring, Bostick returned to live in Lewisville.

Bostick was preceded in death by her parents and by her stepmother, Vonnie Murphy and stepbrother, Gray Murphy.

She leaves behind her lifelong friend, Sue Reid, a special niece and nephew, Ann Burns and Mike Murphy, and a dear sister-in-law, Ruby Murphy.

Bostick was an avid reader, loved music (all kinds), movies, was very bright and had a wonderful sense of humor. She will be missed greatly by her friends and relatives. She requested that there be no formal services. Those who wish to make a donation in her memory can do so at the Derrick L. Davis Cancer Center, 1010 Bethesda Court, Winston-Salem, NC, 27103 or at the charity of the donor’s choice.

Ryan Braswell

Mr. Ryan Braswell, 55, of Clemmons, passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born Jan. 4, 1966, in Miami, Florida. He graduated from West Forsyth High School. Braswell was employed with Modern Automotive/Classic Muscle as the parts manager and loved classic cars. He was a member of the 5th Gen Camaros of the Carolinas club and enjoyed raising money for various charities by showing his and Mindy’s Camaro. He loved riding his Jeep on the beach and was an avid sports fan. Surviving are his wife, Mindy Braswell; children, Alex Long, Justin Braswell (Caitlin), Ari Long and Alyssa Long; mother, Sandra Brown Curtiss; father, Paul A. “Pat” Braswell (Brenda). Braswell was also survived by five grandchildren, Hunter, Leah, Avery, Thomas and Kinsley; brother, Chris Braswell (Vicki), brothers and sisters in-laws, numerous nieces and nephews, and a whole host of friends that are considered family. Last but not least, three loving fur children, Zeus, Peyton and Miss Mollie. A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 13, 2021, at Overflow Church 8115 Old Lexington Road in Winston-Salem with Pastor Bryan Hullette officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Braswell’s name to Hospice of Forsyth County or Cancer Services. The family would like to thank Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center, specifically 9th West Tower Oncology and the ICCU unit for the loving care that was provided for Braswell and his family.

Brian Wallace Major

Brian Wallace Major passed away on June 2, 2021, at the age of 90. A citizen of New Zealand, Australia and the U.S., artist, author, musician, businessman, philanthropist and storyteller, Major made an indelible and long-lasting mark during his 90 years on earth. He was born in New Zealand at the start of the Great Depression on Oct. 23, 1930. When World War II was fought in the Pacific, and wounded U.S. Marines were brought to New Zealand after they fought in the islands, he worked as a teenager in the hospital laboratory. When he graduated high school, he went to work for New Zealand Broadcasting. When Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visited New Zealand in 1953, Major was one of six broadcasting staff selected to accompany them on their several week trip around New Zealand. In 1957, he was recruited by IBM to be its first employee in New Zealand. He worked there until 1967 when he was transferred to IBM Australia. He also spent six years at IBM Hong Kong, before retiring in 1987. In 1990, he moved to the U.S. to marry Eileen and lived in Connecticut and North Carolina. He is survived by his wife, three children, 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. A memorial service celebrating Major’s life will be held at Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home at Kinderton at noon on Saturday, June 12, 2021. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. The family would appreciate it if those attending would wear a mask. Those who wish to make a donation in Major’s memory may give to Piedmont Opera, the Winston-Salem Symphony or the Clemmons Food Pantry. Online condolences may be made at .

Dwight Leo Pegg

Mr. Dwight Leo Pegg passed away peacefully, June 5, 2021, at his home after a lengthy illness. He was born Aug. 5, 1948, in Guilford County to the late Mildred Bolen Pegg and Charles Leo Pegg. He was a member of the VFW Post 7999 in Summerfield. He served on the VFW Memorial Board. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran who served in Vietnam. He played softball for the Air Force in Texas. He coached Little League baseball and basketball in Oak Ridge. He retired from the city of Greensboro as a mechanic. Loved his church, before his illness he volunteered a lot at First Christian Church. He had a love for antiques. He was an antique dealer and especially loved to spend time at his favorite antique store “Golden Antiques.” He loved to share great stories, jokes, and had a wonderful whit about him that brought such laughter and things to think about. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings, Patricia, Joe, Curt and Chuck Pegg.

Surviving are his loving wife of 46 years, Mary Ward Pegg; son, David Pegg; sister, Betty Easter; brother, Mark Pegg; many special nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at the Summerfield Veterans Memorial with Dr. Pete Kunkle officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the North West Guilford VFW Post 7999, 5404 Centerfield Road, Summerfield, NC  27358.

A special thanks to Dr. Mark Perini, Authoracare of Greensboro, Kernersville VA Medical Center and P.T. Elizabeth.

Brenda Lee Luper Woosley

Mrs. Brenda Lee Luper Woosley, 80, of Clemmons, passed away Sunday, May 30, 2021, at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born Sept. 25, 1940, in Forsyth County to Thomas Odell Luper and Helen Gray Luper. Woosley was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray White Woosley and a daughter, Emily Diane Woosley. Surviving Brenda are son, Brandon Ray Woosley; granddaughter, Isabel (Izzy) Diane Benbow; brother, Thomas Wainright Luper (Sue); and nieces, Lisa O’Campo, Tiffany O’Brien and Mindy Luper. A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church with Rev. Jeffrey Sypole officiating. The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 1082 Community Road, Lexington, NC 27295.