Obituaries for the week of July 1

Published 2:00 pm Monday, June 28, 2021

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Ray Alexander

Mr. Ray Alexander, 94, of Clemmons passed away Thursday, June 24, 2021. He was born in Catawba County on Nov. 30, 1926, to the late Richard and Lillie Hooper Alexander. Alexander was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, who served his country during World War II. He was retired from Hanes Knitting with 40 years of loyal service.

In addition to his parents, Alexander is preceded in death by his wife, Audrey Alexander, a sister, and five brothers. Surviving is his daughter, Janice Boone (Joe) of Clemmons; son, Ronald Ray Alexander of Spartanburg, S.C.; granddaughters Beth Hales (Terry), Nikki Key (Donald), Kristin Penland, Amanda Kuhlman (Chris), and Audrey Alexander; and 11 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was conducted in his honor at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 26, 2021, at Westlawn Gardens of Memory, officiated by Pastor Will Toburen. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262. Online condolences may be made at

Bradford Keith Brown

Mr. Bradford Keith Brown, 58, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, June 26, 2021, at his home. He was born Dec. 13, 1962, in Forsyth County to the late Becky Brown. Brown was a devoted husband and father who never met a stranger. He loved spending time with his family, especially his loving and devoted wife of 32 years, Lori Joyce-Brown. Where you saw one you saw the other, the two were inseparable. Brown graduated from West Forsyth High School class of 1981. He was a graduate of Appalachian State University with a degree in criminal justice. Brown then started his career as a police officer for the Winston-Salem Police Department. He retired with 30 years of service with the rank of corporal. Brown was currently working as a deputy sheriff for the Davie County Sheriff’s Office. In addition to his mother, he is preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Harriet Joyce. In addition to his wife, Brown is survived by two sons, Kyle Bradford Brown (Hayley) and Matthew Keith Brown; brother, Barry Brown (Angie); father-in-law, Graham Joyce; brother-in-law, David Joyce (Tina); sister-in-law, Amy Perkins (Tony); and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 1, at Calvary Baptist Church with Dr. Gary Chapman officiating. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. prior to the service at the church. The committal service will take place 11 a.m. Friday, July 2, at Westlawn Gardens of Memory. Online condolences may be made at

Steven Emerson Davis

Steven Emerson Davis of Clemmons passed away in the early morning hours of a beautiful Sunday in June. He now knows the answers to life’s greatest mysteries, and is experiencing the sheer joy of standing in the very presence of the Lord.

Left behind to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Jackie, his brother Mike, and a host of in-laws including Robin and Scott, Susan and Jim, Carin, Jason and Leila, as well as three children from a previous marriage. Davis was blessed with many friends who he loved very much. He also adored animals, and was proud dad of two dogs, Brandy and Odie, and two cats, Mariah and Junior. He never turned a hungry animal away, and took in many strays over the course of his life.

Davis had a servant’s heart, and his greatest wish was to be remembered as one who helped as many as he could. The family has great memories of his generous heart, the warmth of his smile, and the kindness ever present in his eyes. He had a great voice that everyone will remember always.

In addition to his work helping people manage their retirements, Davis enjoyed a good game of tennis and racketball, and all the good-natured fellowship therein. He was a longtime member of Clemmons Moravian Church.

A private celebration of life was held for Davis on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at Centenary United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations to American Lung Association, American Heart Association, Trellis Hospice, Forsyth Humane Society, or Animal CARE Foundation are appreciated.

Mabel Louise Jones Hall

Mabel Louise Jones Hall of Winston-Salem passed away on Wednesday, June 23, 2021.

Hall was born on May 22, 1931, in Henderson County to the late W. Mac Jones and Ruby Hood Jones. She was a graduate of Wake Forest University, class of 1953. Throughout her life, she lived in Hendersonville, Belleville, Illinois, Meridian, Mississippi, and 27 years in Cincinnati, Ohio, before retiring to Lewisville to be near her family in Burlington. Hall enjoyed Wake Forest football and basketball and attended many games as long as she could. She was a member of Ardmore Baptist Church since 1988 and delivered Meals on Wheels, the Coliseum route, for 19 years. One of her favorite times was Sunday lunch after church with friends Lynda and Leon Phillips, Beth and Carroll Haire, Richard, Regina and Christian King, and Patty Stockner. She also enjoyed time spent playing bridge with numerous friends over the years. For the last four months of her life, Hall was lovingly cared for by the Rev. David Fuentes and wife Rosita as part of their life-long mission work. David preaches to South America, in Spanish, three times a week via internet. David and Rosita will sing at the memorial service as well as Rev. Christa Warise.

In addition to her parents, Hall was preceded in death by her brothers, Charles Jones of Hendersonville and Mac Hood Jones and wife Nancy of Burlington. Hall is survived by her husband of 66 years, Maurice Hall; niece, Melissa Rudder; nephew, Webster Jones (Jane) of Burlington; and cousin, Linda Helton of Asheville. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at West Side Baptist Church, with Rev. Christa Warise officiating. Online condolences may be made at

Janice Terry Harper

Mrs. Janice Terry Harper, 66, of Pfafftown, passed away Friday, June 18, 2021, at her home. She was born July 3, 1954, to John Terry and Lucy Allustiarti Terry. Harper was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Winston-Salem. She was very involved in her parish in Wisconsin, where she volunteered in the church office. Harper also volunteered with the soup kitchen and nursing homes as well. She was the former news producer for ABC in Houston and Los Angeles. Also she was a producer in the public affairs office for NASA TV where she was a co-creator and producer of “That NASA Show.” Surviving are her husband, John Harper; children, Shawna Pietrangelo, Alan Rencher, Victoria Katenkamp and Gabrielle Harper; grandchildren, Felix Pietrangelo, Julieta Pietrangelo and Evelyn Katenkamp and brother, Richard Terry. A funeral mass was held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 24, 2021, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kernersville. The family received friends from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. Family and friends may make a donation to “America needs Fatima” ( in lieu of flowers.

William ‘Billy’ James Hayden

Mr. William “Billy” James Hayden, 71, passed away Saturday, June 19, 2021, at Forsyth Medical Center and was immediately promoted to heaven. No more “wheelz,” only outstretched legs walking with Jesus on the streets of gold. He was born in Newport News, Virginia, on Oct. 11, 1949, to the late John William and Joan Stapleton Hayden. Hayden loved messing with cars and was always active in tinkering with anything with four wheels. He often joked and called his garage “Side Ditch Motors.” He had so many special friends and family too numerous to list, that he loved dearly with a bond of friendship and love that many never know. Preceding him in death was his wife, Denise Hayden; sister, Mariea Hayden and his special companion, “Max.” Surviving is his sister, Linda Nunn (John); nephews, Mike Alderman (Amy); Chris Hayes (Dawn), Shawn Abee, and Johnny Nunn; also surviving is a niece, Jennifer Nunn. A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 26, 2021, at Faith Baptist Church Cemetery in Yadkinville with Pastor Ronnie Comer officiating. Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel is serving the Hayden family.

Sandra Ingram Hoots

Mrs. Sandra Ingram Hoots, 65, passed away Monday, June 21, 2021, at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born in Forsyth County to the late Frank Ray and Annie Myrtle Fulton Ingram. Hoots graduated from High Point University in 1996, Summa Cum Laude, junior marshal, Who’s Who and Alpha Chi. She retired from Sara Lee/Leggs with several years of service. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and a former member of Goodwill Baptist Church. Surviving is her husband, Mark Hoots; son, Matthew Hoots; brother, Gerald F. Ingram (Kathie) of Statesville and a nephew, Brad Ingram of Columbia, S.C. A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 10, 2021, at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Al Fausch and Rev. Francis Smith officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to On Wings Like A Dove, PO Box 557 Clemmons, NC 27012 or to Solus Christus, PO Box 416 East Bend, NC 27018.  Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel is serving the Hoots family.

Bertha Alexander Martin

Mrs. Bertha Alexander Martin, 93, passed away Tuesday June 22, 2021, at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born Sept. 8, 1927, in Edenton, the daughter of Alton and Hattie Alexander. She is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, John Sam Martin Jr.; her parents; her stepmother, Elsie Alexander and her brother, Frankie Alexander. Survivors include her sister, Joan Pickell (Carl) of Elizabeth City; sons, Mike Martin (Fern) of Winston-Salem, Gene Martin (Dorothy) of Winston-Salem, Gary Martin (Carolyn) of Advance, Danny Martin (Vicky) of Winston-Salem and Timmy Martin (Lynn) of Mebane. Martin was much loved by her 22 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren and a very special friend, Lorraine O’Boyle. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 27, 2021, at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with her eldest son, Rev. Mike Martin officiating.  The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment was held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 28, 2021, at Parklawn Memorial Park. Online condolences may be made at

Linda Hauser Stanford

Mrs. Linda Hauser Stanford, 79, of Advance, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, June 23, 2021, at her home surrounded by family. She was born on Feb. 17, 1942, in Thomasville to the late Thomas Woodrow Hauser and Ella Mae Robertson Hauser. She was a lifelong member of Fraternity Church of the Brethren in Winston-Salem. Stanford served on the finance committee for several years. She loved her church and attended regularly as long as her health permitted. Stanford was a graduate of R.J. Reynolds High School class of 1960. Stanford had a strong work ethic and a pioneer spirit. She was employed as an architectural hardware consultant with Pleasants Hardware Company in Winston-Salem and retired after 29 years of service. She was the first woman in North Carolina to be licensed as an AHC. Following her retirement from Pleasants in 1989, she partnered with former coworkers Stephen Hauser and Terry Krebs to form HKS Hardware & Hollow Metal in East Bend, where she served in positions of VP, treasurer and secretary during her time there. She retired from HKS on Dec. 31, 1998, but continued to serve in a consulting capacity for one year. Stanford was beautiful inside and out. She was known to be very tough, had a sharp mind and an excellent memory. She was a devoted mother and wife and loved spending time at home with family. She enjoyed reading, found no value in fishing, and was fond of dogs but not cats. She loved Christmas and always had a beautifully decorated tree. She is survived by her husband Wiley of the home, son Wesley Stewart (Pam), step-daughter Tamika Whittington (Michelle Vincler); sister Jeanne Crutchfield (Terry), brother Phil Hauser (Becky); niece Andrea Decker (Mark), nephews Wade Crutchfield (Lori) and Ben Hauser (Jami). A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 28, 2021, at Fraternity Church of the Brethren with pastors Hal Sonafrank and Robert Williard officiating. A graveside followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends one hour prior to the service in the church sanctuary. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fraternity Church of the Brethren in Winston-Salem, Trellis Supportive Care of Winston-Salem or a charity of the donor’s choice. Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at

James Robert Wilson

Mr. James Robert Wilson, 77, passed away Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at his home in Lewisville. He was born in Floyd County, Virginia, to the late William Theodore and Shirley Connor Wilson. Wilson was born and grew up in Floyd County, Virginia, and served in the U.S. Army. Wilson retired from a career in telecommunications with 41 years of service. He enjoyed woodworking and yard work, but most of all he loved being with his family. He was a loving husband, father and Pa. Surviving is his wife of 52 years, Scottie Bowman Wilson; daughters, Shannon Taylor (Tim), Ashleigh Hicks, and Kristen Smith (Rodney); grandchildren, Madeline Hicks, MacKenzie Taylor, Carson Taylor, Chase Taylor, Aiden Smith and Camden Smith; sisters, Mary Nester of Floyd, Virginia; Beulah Correll (Clyde) of Floyd, Virginia; Ruby Harter (Bill) of Bassett, Virginia; Marie Bolt (Jesse) of Mt. Airy, and his special, sweet sister Bonnie Wilson of Mt. Airy; brother, Percy Wilson (Phyllis) of Pilot Point, Texas; also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews and special friends. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 26, 2021, at Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel with Bro. Randy Wall and Phyllis Wilson officiating. Entombment followed at Forsyth Memorial Park. The family received friends one hour prior to the service. The family would like to thank Dr. Robert Eberle, Dr. Timothy Collins, Dr. Dawn Moose and the staff at the Derrick L. Davis Regional Cancer Center; Trellis Supportive Care, especially Amber, Emily, and Santiago for the exceptional care they gave  Wilson. A special thank you to Yolanda Carrington for her sweet tender care in the last few weeks. Thanks for all you did to make things easy for him and the family, and thank you for making him laugh! Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane Winston-Salem, NC 27103.