Obituaries for the week of Aug. 5

Published 1:59 am Tuesday, August 3, 2021

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Sheila Adeline Boose Binkley

Sheila Adeline Boose Binkley went home to be with her dear savior on Monday, July 26, 2021. Binkley was born March 18, 1942, in Forsyth County to Russell Elbert Boose and Thelma Adeline Yarbrough Boose. She was a faithful, lifelong member of Olivet Moravian Church, attending as long as her health permitted. She married Charles Thomas Binkley on Nov. 23, 1960, and had three wonderful children, Dawn Wrenn (deceased), Chris Binkley, and Heather Faircloth and a son-in-law, Mitch Faircloth. She was blessed with two grandchildren, Morgan and Serenity Faircloth. She is also survived by her three loving sisters, Faye Stout, Rita Roberson, and Sherry Boose. Binkley loved to be in nature and travel. She was able to experience foreign countries such as Iceland and Germany while her husband was in the Air Force, but she loved camping in the mountains and at the coast closer to home. She loved to get her hands dirty in the garden and planted many flowers around the home. When her health prevented her from being able to enjoy that, she was still able to enjoy painting and crafting with her children and grandchildren. Her favorite thing in life was being “mom” and “maw-maw.” A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 29, 2021, at Olivet Moravian Church with Rev. Matthew W. Allen officiating. Interment followed in the church graveyard. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the church. The family wishes to thank the caring staff at Forsyth Hospital, Novant Rehabilitation, and Trellis Supportive Care for their services and compassion. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Olivet Moravian Church or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at

Ralph Norman Carroll

Mr. Ralph Norman Carroll, 89, of Winston-Salem, passed away Saturday, July 31, 2021, at his home. He was born Nov. 14, 1931, in Forsyth County to Willie H. Carroll and Ella Mae Brown Carroll. Carroll was a member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the Motsinger Class. There he served numerous positions in the church such as head usher, trustee and served on the financial committee. Carroll retired from the City of Winston-Salem as a supervisor in the Meter Division. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Mary Mayberry, Ruth Figes and Clyde, Herman and Richard Carroll. Surviving are his wife of 68 years, June Eller Carroll; nephews, Jerry Mayberry of Winston-Salem and Michael Carroll of Tennessee; a great-niece, Kim Long Mendenhall of Lexington; great-nephews, Ricky Long of Lewisville and Michael Mayberry of Florida; a great-great-niece, Amanda Padgett of Pinnacle; a great-great-great-niece and nephew, Katie and Adam of Pinnacle. Also surviving are his godchildren, Bill Parker, Bob Parker and Ben Parker, all of Tennessee and Susan Whitten of Texas; sister-in-law, Jo Ann Hedrick of Winston-Salem and brothers-in-law, Johnny L. Eller of Hubert, Jerry A. Eller of Hickory, and Joel H. Eller of Hamlet. The family would like to thank Carroll’s caregivers, Jennifer Tuttle and Christin Banner for their care and compassion. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Mary Miller officiating. Masks are required by the church to those who attend the visitation and the service. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church or to Trellis Supportive Care.

Col. Michael G. Cheston

Col. Michael G. Cheston, USMC, Ret., passed away Thursday, July 29, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Aug. 9, 1953, in Aarhus, Denmark, to Elliott Burwell Cheston and Anne Robinson Cheston. Col. Cheston’s career centered around aviation, security and the U.S. Marine Corps (28 years). In retirement, he volunteered his talent as a private pilot with the Winston-Salem Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol and his security expertise with Crisis Consulting International. He was an amazing husband, father and child of God whom we the family will miss dearly. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Laurie Wesely; sons, Ken Cheston and Geoff Cheston (Kristina); sister, Sandy Doyle (Pat); brother, Randy Cheston (Janice) and “Arctic buddy,” Dan Lund (Denise). A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, at Clemmons Presbyterian Church by Rev. Jodi Lingan. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Col. Cheston will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington Virginia, at a later date. The family wishes to thank the compassionate care that was provided by both his Wake Forest oncology team and Trellis supportive care. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mercy Ships, PO Box 1930, Lindale, TX 75771. Online condolences may be made at

Nancy Vest Green

Mrs. Nancy Vest Green, 79, of Winston-Salem, passed away Thursday, July 29, 2021, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born Aug. 9, 1941, in Winston-Salem to Cedric Vest and Ophelia Fender Vest. Green was a member of Lewisville Baptist Church. She built many lasting relationships with her smile and loving personality. After being diagnosed with kidney disease, she loved life and wanted her friends and family to treasure life everyday and not take a day for granted. She is preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Eugene Vest, Richard Vest and William Vest. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Jack O. Green; children, Susan Green and Sheila Simmons (Grady); grandchild, Brittany Luebchow (Andy); great-grandchildren, Hunter and Lucy; brother, David Vest (Ann); sisters-in-law, Brona Vest and Linda Vest; aunt, Grace Fender; and numerous nieces and nephews. Green loved God and her family more than words could ever express and they helped give her hope through her good and bad days. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, at Westlawn Gardens of Memory with Pastor Bill Messer officiating. The family would like to thank Miller Street Dialysis Center and Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home for their care and compassion for Green and her family. Memorials may be made to Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 or Lewisville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 327, Lewisville, NC 27023. Online condolences may be made at

Nancy Bulluck Lehnberg

Nancy Bulluck Lehnberg, 68, of Lewisville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 22, 2021, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born in Rocky Mount on June 29, 1953, to Dillard and Kathleen (Mayberry) Bulluck. She graduated from Rocky Mount Senior High in 1972, attended North Carolina Wesleyan College for two years, then received her associate’s degree from Nash Technical Institute. Lehnberg faced many physical obstacles and barriers throughout her life and met each with strength and determination. She also fulfilled her lifelong dream of marrying and having children. Lehnberg was a devoted wife and supportive, loving, and inspirational mother to two intelligent and successful young ladies. She loved tending to her roses, cross stitching, knitting, reading, listening to music, laughing and spending time with her beloved family (including her dogs).

Lehnberg is survived by the love of her life and husband of 43 years, Jim Lehnberg; daughters, Amanda and Anna Lehnberg; brother, Dill Bulluck; brothers-in-law, Bob Lehnberg and Charlie Townsend; mother-in-law, Jo Lehnberg; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Mary Lou Townsend.

A portion of Lehnberg’s ashes will be interred at Westlawn Gardens of Memory in Clemmons, and her family will be scattering the remainder of her ashes in the surf at Wrightsville Beach, a place that brought her immense serenity and comfort. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Forsyth Humane Society. Online condolences may be made at

Ernest P. McKnight

Ernest P. McKnight, most currently residing in Louisville, Colorado, died peacefully at home, surrounded by family on Thursday, July 22, 2021. Born in April 1933 to Lona Belle and Ernest McKnight Sr. of Winston-Salem, McKnight was the proud brother of four siblings, Mary Ruth Fox of Winston-Salem, Thomas McKnight of Raleigh, Lona Henderson of Powhatan, Virginia (deceased), and Hugh M. McKnight of Lewisville (deceased). McKnight exemplified patience, integrity, love and kindness. He will be forever missed by his loving wife of nearly 70 years, Rose Ring McKnight; daughter, Sarah McKnight Buch (Robert) of Lafayette, Colorado. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021, at Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel. A reception will be held following the service at an off-site location. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations to the National Kidney Foundation or St. Jude Children’s Hospital are welcomed. Online condolences may be made at

Gilbert Dean Mullis

Mr. Gilbert Dean Mullis, 75, passed away Saturday July 24, 2021, at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born in Forsyth County on Sept. 28, 1945, to the late Joseph Webster and Thelma Wooten Mullis. He is survived by his wife, Anita Mullis, son, Kevin Mullis (fiancée Jana Smith), one sister, Betty Mullis and a brother, Bobby Garner. A visitation was held 4-6 p.m. Saturday, July 31, 2021, at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to “Wake Forest University Deacon Club.” Online condolences may be made to

Albert Noone Jr.

Albert Michael Noone Jr., 79, passed away Saturday July 24, 2021. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, at Davidson Funeral Home Hickory Tree Chapel. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery.

Noone was born March 10, 1942, in Bronx County New York to Albert Michael Noone and Margaret Elizabeth Kunz Noone. He honorably served in the U.S. Air Force Security Services. His parents and a brother, Kenneth Noone preceded him in death. He was  a member of United States USAFSS and proud of his military service. He was an avid amateur radio operator and a member of Forsyth County Amateur Radio Club.

Surviving are his loving wife, Tamzon Hopper Noone; son, Albert Michael Noone III (Robin) of Lewisville; and daughter, Katrina Leigh Cockerham of Clemmons. Also surviving are grandchildren, Conner, Isabella and Jacob and a brother, Richard Noone of California.

Online condolences may be made at

Judy Angvik Zier

Judy Angvik Zier, of Indianapolis, Indiana, died peacefully in her home on July 27, 2021, surrounded by loved ones.

Zier was born to Art and Margaret Angvik on Aug. 4, 1948, and grew up with four siblings in St. Paul, Minnesota. After Zier graduated from Derham Hall High School in St. Paul, she attended the University of Minnesota, where she earned her bachelor’s in education, and subsequently the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, where she received her master’s in education. Zier was a teacher for 37 years in Germany, the Philippines, Minnesota, North Carolina and Indiana. She was a Teacher of the Year numerous times over. She was a finalist to be the first teacher in space on the Challenger. Over almost four decades, she touched countless lives as a teacher and helped many students realize their potential and achieve their goals.

Zier loved to travel, dance and bring smiles to the faces of those whose paths she crossed. Her kindness and love radiated constantly. She created community wherever she lived by bringing people together. She was the epitome of what people look for in friendship and pure joy personified.

She is survived by her husband, Bob, with whom she just celebrated 48 years of marriage, children, Sean Zier (Lara) and Molly Layton (Rob), five grandchildren, four siblings, cousins, and countless nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Services were held at at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 31, 2021, at Geist Christian Church, 8550 Mud Creek Road, in Indianapolis with a celebration of life to take place at a later date.

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In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, which will give the gift of healing and comfort to bereaved families by creating a lasting legacy for their loss of a newborn, and in honor of Henry Layton. (