Obituaries for the week of July 22

Published 11:45 pm Monday, July 19, 2021

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Jean Gentry Beam

Jean Gentry Beam, 88, passed away at her home on July 13, 2021. Beam was born on Oct. 19, 1932, to Charlie Floyd Gentry and Ruby O’Briant Gentry in Person County. Beam was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church where she served as director of Christian education and director of weekday schools for a total of 15 years. A gifted teacher, she retired from Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools with 22 years of dedicated service. She was adored by her family and friends for her generous spirit, warm smile and loving heart. Beam was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Hugh Martin Beam Jr., and sisters, Patsy Drake and Linda May. Surviving are her daughters, Beth Sronce (Tim) of Greensboro, and Nancy Davidson (Roger) of Statesville; grandchildren, Crystal Fisher, Jennifer Fisher, Joseph Sronce, and Kimberly Sronce; great-grandchildren, Madison Fisher and Wyatt Free; and a brother, Charles O. Gentry. A celebration of life was held at 11 a.m, with a visitation at 10 a.m., on Saturday, July  17, 2021, at Centenary United Methodist Church at 646 West 5th Street, Winston-Salem. Memorials may be made to the organization of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made at

Melody Ann Adams Schneggenburger

Mrs. Melody Ann Adams Schneggenburger, 52, of Advance passed away Monday, July 12, 2021, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. She was born July 20, 1968, in Mount Airy to the late William Van Adams and Hilda Jessup Adams. Schneggenburger worked for Wake Forest Baptist Health as a billing specialist. In her free time, she enjoyed vacationing at the beach, soaking up the sun. Her hobbies included spoiling her grandkids, playing spider solitaire and doing puzzles. She is survived by her husband, Bruce Schneggenburger; sons, Brett (Ashley) and Cody (Allison); grandchildren, Noah, Nola and Ava Schneggenburger and brother, Ronnie Adams. A memorial service was conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 17, 2021, at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel by Rev. Adam Ridenhour. The family received friends following the service. Flowers can be sent to Hayworth Miller Funeral Home or donations may be made, in memory of, Schneggenburger to the American Brain Tumor Association. Online condolences may be made at