Obituaries for the week of Dec. 2
Published 12:42 am Tuesday, November 30, 2021
George Paddison Cook
George Paddison Cook, 85, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Nov. 22, 2021, after a long bout with Alzheimer’s. Cook was born on Oct. 14, 1936, in High Point to the late Sarah Everhart Cook and Richard Henry Cook, and raised by his grandparents, John Henry Everhart and Mollie Aaron Everhart. Cook attended High Point High School. He was married to his loving wife Rebecca Brown Cook for 63 years. After having known each other since they were 14, they were married on Sept. 5, 1958.
Cook graduated from High Point College in 1959 with a bachelor of science degree in business administration, with a major in economics. He then joined R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, where he worked for nearly 30 years. Like most new hires during that period, he started on the loading docks, but soon worked his way up through RJR with stints in corporate finance and RJR Development Corp. At RJR, he was very involved in mergers and acquisitions. He also started the Reynolds Carolina Credit Union, which became Allegacy Federal Credit Union, implemented the company’s first 401(k) plan, and facilitated the start-up of a then revolutionary health maintenance organization, Winston-Salem Health and Dental Care, a significant benefit for the company’s employees. He retired in 1988 as global director of personnel for RJR Industries, Inc. Cook was well-loved and respected by his colleagues and team at RJR and kept in touch with them and their families well beyond his retirement, as they were more than colleagues, but friends and extended family.
Cook was a three-sport athlete during high school — he was a crafty left-handed pitcher in Legion baseball, a guard in basketball and quarterback on the football team. His love of sports continued with golf, and for 30 years he would meet the same group of high school friends including his brother-in-law, Jack McDowell, for their annual October golf trip at Ocean Isle. He passed along his love of sports to his children, Mark, Jeff, and Molly, as well to their friends coaching in Southwest Forsyth Little League Baseball, as well as Pop Warner football. George and Becky attended thousands of games over the years, and if George was not coaching on the field, he could be found coaching and cheering from the sidelines, at every pitch, swing or play run on the field.
Cook had a love for cars, and George and Becky had a passion for animals, loved and lost many family pets over the years, as well as fostered and cared for numerous animals in need. Cook also loved his family and spending time with them. He always encouraged his children to do what they love and be who they are, and most important to him was for them to be happy. He never hesitated to tell his children how proud he was of them.
George was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Henry Cook and Sarah Everhart Cook, as well as brother and sister, James Cook, and Paddy Cook McDowell, and his grandson George Thomas Cook.
He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Rebecca Brown Cook; son, Mark Cook (Bobbie) of Apex, son Jeff Cook (Gena) of Clemmons, daughter Molly Cook and daughter-in-law Susanne Schmal of Durham; grandchildren, Justin Cook, Todd Cook and Sarah Cook; brother-in-law Jack McDowell, sister-in-law Chris Cook, numerous nieces, and nephews and extended family.
The family wants to especially thank Trinity Elms, Dr. Gary Copeland, and the staff at Forsyth Hospital for the care Cook received as well as the support they gave to the family. Becky also wants to acknowledge friends and staff at Bermuda Village for their kindness. A private graveside service with pastor Dr. Don Gordan officiating will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude’s Children Hospital Forsyth Humane Society Alzheimer’s Association youthoncourse.org
David Norman Cox
Mr. David Norman Cox passed away Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, at his home in Advance. He was born July 25, 1942, in Lynchburg, Virginia, to the late Carl Matthew Cox and Doris McDaniel Cox. Cox graduated from the Medical College of Virginia in 1965 and finished his first pharmacy career as director of professional operations with Revco Drug. After retirement, he enjoyed a second pharmacy career with Winston-Salem Healthcare/Novant. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Joan Puckette Cox of the home; son, Jeffrey David Cox (Aimee Fincher), daughter, Kelly Suzanne Cox Jones (Barry Jones); grandsons Austen David Jones, Dylan Alexander Cox, and Colten Grey Jones, and granddaughter, Addyson Elizabeth Cox. Cox is also survived by his two brothers, Carl M Cox Jr. and Barry R. Cox. The family will receive family and friends at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel on Dec. 3, 2021, from 4-6 p.m. Cox’s ashes will be scattered at Siesta Key on a future date in a private service. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association for Research or Trellis Support Care of Mocksville, 377 Hospital Street #103, 27028. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.
Terrie Brown Faircloth
Mrs. Terrie Brown Faircloth, 77, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, at her home. She was born in Forsyth County to the late James Alexander and Polly Wilson Brown on Nov. 27, 1943. Faircloth graduated from R.J. Reynolds High School in 1962 and attended UNC Greensboro. She was a full-time homemaker and volunteer for many years. Later in life she worked as the director of Top Drawer for 13 years. She was very thankful for her relationship with her God and loved seeking and restoring antiques, gardening and her pets. Preceding her in death was her husband, H. Michael Faircloth whom she married in 1964 and her son, Matthew Wilson Faircloth. Surviving is her son, John Hall Faircloth (Cristie) of Lewisville; brother, Brian Stephen Brown (Elizabeth); niece, Rebecca Fann (Zac), great-niece, Everly Fann; nephew, Joseph Brown and numerous cousins and friends. A private graveside service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane Winston-Salem, NC 27103 or to the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.)
Phyllis Marie Roberson Kimel
Phyllis Marie Roberson Kimel, 78, of Burlington, peacefully passed away the morning of Nov. 27 in her home. Born Dec. 7, 1942, in Greensboro to Philip and Sallie Roberson, she was the youngest of seven children, born to a humble home filled with an abundance of love and laughter.
A 1961 graduate of Greensboro High School, she worked for Myers Department Store, Blue Bell, the Wake Forest men’s basketball office, and Hinshaw’s Tax Service before retiring from Piedmont Airlines/USAir after 19 years in the reservations department. She worked with and easily made lifelong friends everywhere she went. A testament to her character, she even liked Billy Packer.
In 1963 on a trip to Myrtle Beach with her niece Roni, both ladies met their future husbands. Marie married Russ in 1965, and enjoyed 27 great years of matrimony, travel, and most of all, ballgames. She was a devoted wife, and persevered after Russ’ premature death in 1992. Alas, she kept her vow to him another 29 years after his passing.
The birth of her first grandchild in 2000 put a sparkle back into her beautiful green eyes, and as always, family took precedence over everything else in her life. She was a fantastic sister, mother, aunt, and especially grandma. Her family and friends valued both her quick wit and wise counsel. She was loyal, smart, funny, and discrete. Also, her grandchildren learned quickly that she didn’t say the word “no” often.
An unforgettable lady, she was preceded in death by her parents, husband Russ, brothers JL and Jack, and sisters Faye and Deloris. She is survived by sisters Ruth and Martha, son Jack (Kerstin), grandchildren Caroline, Mac, and Claire, and countless other heartbroken relatives and friends. She was a blessing to all who knew her, and by God she was blessed.
A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Dec. 3, 2021, at Voglers and Sons in Clemmons, and a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Dec. 4, at Pine Grove United Methodist Church on Jonestown Road. In lieu of flowers, honorariums should be made to AuthoraCare Collective (Hospice), 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, North Carolina, 27405 or to the Russ and Marie Kimel Memorial Scholarship, Western Carolina University, Ramsey Center, Cullowhee NC 28723
Samuel ‘Sam’ Edward Hipsher
Samuel “Sam” Edward Hipsher unexpectedly passed away on Nov. 12, 2021. Hipsher is survived by his wife of 14 years, Jill. Born on April 16, 1959, in Kingsport, Tennessee, Hipsher was a lifelong Tennessee Volunteer fan and attended East Tennessee State University. He had a 32-year career selling insurance and was a member of Union Cross Friends Church. Hipsher was a history buff who had a love for fishing and bluegrass music. He also gave generously of his time, offering encouragement and support to prisoners who were active participants in the Alcoholics Anonymous recovery program. Hipsher will be missed and remembered by extended family and friends, including his brother, Daniel Hipsher (Charlene); sister, Rebekah Hipsher; as well as aunts and uncles. Hipsher’s life was honored on Sunday, Nov. 28, at 3 p.m. at Vogler and Sons Funeral Home in Clemmons. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to help his widow, Jill. A GoFundMe Page has been established to help cover funeral costs during this difficult and unexpected loss.
Arthur Frank Inman
Arthur Frank Inman passed away peacefully following a long illness on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. For the past two years, he and his wife, Betty, had made their home at Bermuda Village Retirement Community to be near their daughter. Inman was born on Feb. 15, 1936, in Trenton, New Jersey, to Arthur Letts Inman and Olive Moore Inman. On June 14, 1958, he married his friend and co-worker, Betty Lee Bowman, at the Congress Heights Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. Inman was preceded in death by his father, mother and sister, Margaret Ella Inman. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Betty; daughter, Margaret Reavis (Charles); granddaughter Katherine (Brandon), and grandchildren, Emery and Grady Mygrant of Brownsburg, Indiana; granddaughter, Sarah Reavis (Garrett) of Wilmington.
At the age of 18, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he was honored to be a plank owner, member of the first crew to commission the naval aircraft carrier USS Forrestall (CV-59). He served in the Special Weapons Unit. His next service assignment took him to the Atomic Energy Commission, Washington, D.C., where he served as aide to General Alfred D. Starbird, director of military applications. He remained in that position until completing his full seven-year active military duty. Following his military service, he took advantage of the GI Bill studying at the International Institute of Architecture and Interior Design in Washington, D.C. After completing a two-year program, he joined the visual merchandising design team at the Hecht Company in Washington, D.C. His work in major displays included animated Christmas scenes, holiday events and Disney movie animations. He remembered vividly and sadly setting up the memorial window directly after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in November 1963. In 1965, Inman accepted a position with Montgomery Ward and Co., he relocated his family to Fredericksburg, Virginia, where he was manager of display and design while traveling to surrounding states setting up new stores in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Desiring to remain in the Fredericksburg area, he went to work at the Marine Corps Exchange at Quantico, Virginia, where he continued as manager until his retirement in 1995. He and his wife retired to Wytheville, Virginia. As active members, the Wytheville Presbyterian Church became the center of his spiritual and social life. He garnered great joy from his service and fellowship there. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, at 1 p.m. at the Wytheville Presbyterian Church, Wytheville Virginia. Dr. John DiYorio will officiate at the service. A private burial will be held at East End Cemetery, Wytheville, Virginia. Memorial gifts may be made to Wytheville Presbyterian Church, 285 Church Street, Wytheville, VA 24382.
Anthony Dominic LoCastro
Mr. Anthony Dominic LoCastro, 56, of Advance passed away Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital. LoCastro was born in Miami, Florida, on May 28, 1965, to the late Peter LoCastro and Theresa Pepe LoCastro. He spent the majority of his working career in the automotive mechanic industry, as he shared a passion for working on cars. Throughout his life, he thoroughly enjoyed riding his motorcycle, going on many skiing adventures, and playing ping-pong. LoCastro also spent much of his free time with his beloved dog, Lola. LoCastro was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Theresa LoCastro; and his sister, Lori LoCastro. He is survived by his loving wife, Denise LoCastro; son, Josh LoCastro (Amanda); daughter, Nicole LoCastro (Derreck); grandchildren, Shyanne, Max, Bristol, Mason and Jaxson; brother, Peter LoCastro Jr.; sisters, Denise Curtis, and Fran Travison; mother-in-law, Jean Goodwin; and many other special nieces, nephews and friends.
A public visitation was held at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, from 5-7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the LoCastro family.
Renata Anna Majewska McLaughlin
Ms. Renata Anna Majewska McLaughlin, 49, of Clemmons, passed away Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born Aug. 3, 1972, in Wroclaw, Poland. McLaughlin was a faithful member of St. Leo The Great Catholic Church. She attended many cancer support groups to help others as they were going through cancer themselves. McLaughlin was a loving mother, daughter, sister and friend. Her gentle kindness was a light in the lives of many and will be dearly missed. She was preceded in death by her father, Walerian Majewski. Surviving are her mother, Stanislawa Czjakowska Majewska; daughters, Justyna White and Emily McLaughlin; son, Walter McLaughlin IV; sisters, Anita Majewska and Alicja Majewska and a special friend, Carol Troutman. A mass of Christian burial was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, at St. Leo The Great Catholic Church with a private burial to be held later. The family received friends one hour before the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cancer Services, Inc., 3175 Maplewood Ave., Winston-Salem, NC 27103.
Larry Ray Meadows
Mr. Larry Ray Meadows, 79 of Advance, passed away Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born Dec. 9, 1941, at home in High Point. He spent his adult life working for several trucking companies, first as a driver, then as a dock worker. He retired from Roadway Trucking in 1998. Meadows enjoyed camping, traveling and watching TV such as boxing, baseball, football and a variety of shows. He is survived by his wife, Darlene Tucker Meadows; children Larry Ray Meadows Jr, Pam Dravitz (Doug), and Amanda Jackson; grandchildren Spencer Ray Meadows, Justin Ray Meadows, Chelsea Barber, Madison Jackson; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Fletcher Ray and Evelyn Gregory Meadows; sister Bonna Nelson; son, Kyle Meadows; and granddaughter, Rhiannon Simington. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association at diabetes.org. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.
Edgar Alvin Shore Jr.
Mr. Edgar Alvin Shore Jr., 84, passed away Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born in Forsyth County to the late Edgar Alvin Shore Sr. and Flora Swink Shore on July 27, 1937. Shore graduated from Southwest High School. He was the manager of Stratford Auto Parts and retired after 42 years of service. Shore loved to spend time with his family and friends. He especially enjoyed his time with the grandchildren and great-grandson. Shore was an avid outdoorsman. He loved working and caring for horses, fishing at the coast and hunting. He enjoyed working on cars and tractors and traveling to classic car/tractor shows with friends. Shore regularly attended Immanuel Baptist Church in Clemmons. Preceding him in death was his wife, Betty. Surviving is son, Lee Shore of Clemmons; grandchildren, Daniel Shore (Katherine), William Shore, and Helen Shore, all of Clemmons; great-grandson, Everett Shore; and a brother, Harold Shore (Beverly) of Lewisville. A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, at Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery in East Bend with Rev. L.C. Taylor officiating. The family received friends from 1-2 p.m. prior to the graveside at Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel.
Dayton Clark (Corby) Wolfe
Dayton Clark (Corby) Wolfe, 90, of Bermuda Run, passed away peacefully at Novant Forsyth Medical Center surrounded by his four children. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to the late Alexander and Sarah Clark Wolfe. He moved to Wellesley, Massachusetts, at an early age and graduated from Wellesley High School in 1949. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine. From 1953 to 1957, he flew in a fighter intercept squadron of the U.S. Air Force, being honorably discharged as a first lieutenant. He was employed by the Otis Elevator Company for six years in the New England area, then moved to Toledo, Ohio, to join Haughton (later Schindler) Elevator Company in 1963. He retired as executive vice president of Schindler in 1986. From 1987 to 1994, he served as a consultant to developers, building owners and architects. After retirement in 1995, he and his wife, Barbara, moved to Pinehurst and then to Bermuda Run in 2006. Wolfe had been active in many civic and volunteer groups. In Pinehurst, he served as president of the Pinehurst Civic Group, chairman of the Pinehurst Community Appearance Commission, and as a member of the Comprehensive Long Range Steering Committee. He also served on the Board of Trustees of St. Joseph of the Pines. He was a member of the Pinehurst Country Club. While living in Toledo, he served as president of the Toledo Country Club and senior warden of Saint Michaels in the Hills Episcopal Church. He was also a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Elevator Contractors. At Bermuda Village, he served for two years as president of the Bermuda Village Residents Association. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Barbara VanVranken Wolfe. Surviving are his children, Sarah Wolfe Goodman of Emerald Isle, Teresa Wolfe Plain of Eagle, Colorado, Gregory Alexander Wolfe of San Francisco, California, and Timothy William Wolfe of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and his faithful four-legged friend, Churchill. A memorial service and interment will be conducted at a later date at Woodlawn Cemetery, in Wellesley, Massachusetts. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 120 Wall Street, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10005. Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home is handling arrangements for the family.