Obituaries for the week of Jan. 27

Published 12:22 am Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Mildred ‘Mickey’ Arnold

Mildred “Mickey” Arnold, 88, of Clemmons passed away on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. Arnold was born on Aug. 2, 1933, in Atkins, Virginia, to the late Bruce and Virginia Arnold. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving brothers, Donald Arnold and Butch Arnold, and a loving sister; Anne Arnold. She is survived by her daughter, Beth Milleson; son, Randy Parlier; son-in-law, Bryan Milleson; grandchildren, Taylor Milleson (Ellen), Nathan Milleson (Courtney) and Halleigh Milleson; great-grandchildren, Zeke Milleson and Lily Milleson; and sisters, Judy Dishner and Janice Martin. Living in Lexington, she worked as a bookkeeper for Lexington City Schools for many years. She was a member of Wesley Heights United Methodist Church where she enjoyed being a member of the women’s circle group. She also cooked many meals for her church family and neighbors. After retirement, Arnold enjoyed time cooking, baking, shopping, watching movies, planting beautiful flowers and being with her family. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren (to whom she was Mimi) and taking trips with her sisters. Arnold always displayed an abundance of love and care to the people around her. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, at Parklawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com .

Jerry Edward Dionne

Mr. Jerry Edward Dionne, 77, of Mocksville went home to be with his Lord and savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. He spent his last days surrounded by his family whom he loved and cared for throughout his blessed life. Dionne was preceded in death by his parents and his brother and friend, Leroy. Dionne is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Kathy Dionne; children, Russell Dionne (Heidi), Fred Dionne (Beth), Jerrilynn Hoff (John), Chris Dionne, and Tim Dionne; grandchildren, Bethany Hutchens (Tyler), Jessica Dionne (Matthew Evans), Paul Gough, Jacque Brown (Dallas), Nathan Dionne, and Tessa Mayo; great-grandchildren, Lincoln, Marshall and Emma; along with many extended family members who loved him dearly. Dionne served his country honorably in the United States National Guard. He was an avid fisherman and hunter who was wonderful at cooking and savoring his catch. His woodworking skills were top-notch. He could create anything, make anything and fix anything. On any holiday, you could find him and Kathy at a campsite enjoying retirement. Dionne’s life was a testimony in the way he lived every day and shared the love of Jesus with everybody he met. The family is at peace knowing there is a great rejoicing in heaven. Spreading the gospel was Dionne’s passion. A service to celebrate Dionne’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, at Green Meadows Baptist Church with Pastor Josh Greene officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.  Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel is serving the Dionne family.

Bobbyette Pegram Forbus

Mrs. Bobbyette Pegram Forbus, 89, passed away Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. She was born April 27, 1932, in Forsyth County to the late Robert and Pearl Pegram. Forbus was a loving wife, mother, MawMaw and aunt. She loved to read, work crosswords and spend time with her family. Forbus was preceded in death by her husband and love of her life of 59 years, Paul Wesley Forbus; sisters Edith Luper and Alta Blackburn; sister-in-law Blanche Forbus Pennington and husband Bud; and brother-in-law Alfred Forbus. Surviving is her son, Randal Keith Forbus (Sherrie); granddaughter, Ashley Forbus Westbrook (Gregg); grandson, Wesley Keith Forbus (CJ); a special sister-in-law, Flora Ruth Forbus; a special niece, Teresa Forbus Hobson (Gray); a special nephew, Michael Forbus (Shady); and niece Bonnie Haley (Roy); and several special great-nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, at Boyer’s Chapel Church of Christ Cemetery with James Percival officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Boyer’s Chapel Church of Christ Cemetery Fund c/o Richard Harper, 200 Suzanne Lane, Lexington, NC 27295 or the American Heart Association, 1589 Skeet Club Road, Suite 10-352, High Point, NC 27265. The family would like to send a special thanks to all the staff at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center (6th Floor) for the care and support they gave Forbus.

Douglas Ray Long

Mr. Douglas Ray Long, 82, of Advance passed away Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. He was born Jan. 7, 1940, in Davie County to the late Connie Mack and Frankie Smoot Long. Long loved all things horses and a little horse trading from time to time. He had retired from Larco Construction Company after 37 years of service. He is preceded in death by his wife, Martha Gail Williams Long. Surviving is his daughter, Saundra McMinn (Robert) of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; grandsons, Kenneth McMinn (Dyania) and Ryan McMinn; granddaughter, Malia McMinn (Josue); great-grandsons, Isaac and Henry McMinn; brother, Joe Long; and sister, Betty Long. A memorial service was conducted at 10 a.m Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, at Baileys Chapel United Methodist Church by Rev. Rick Marson. The family received friends following the service. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.

Eloise Nunn Gordon Masche

Eloise Nunn Gordon Masche, 92, passed away peacefully at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home on Jan. 17, 2022. She was preceded in death by her first husband and the love of her life, Donald Gordon; daughter, Donna Gordon Williams; parents, Nell and W.R. Nunn; second husband, John Masche; and brother and sister-in-law, Bill (Pezer) and Erleen Nunn. Masche is survived by her son Keith Gordon (Pandora); grandchildren Ashley Duncan (James), Laura Mussell (Matt) and Alex Williams (Kristi); great-granddaughter, Madeline Mussell; niece Daughn Eagan (David); and nephew, Gordon Nunn (Leslie Rubinkowski). Masche was born in Winston-Salem and was a graduate of Hanes High School. She worked at HanesBrands Inc. for 26 years and was a purchasing agent most of her career. As her vendors can attest, she took great pride in demanding and getting their lowest price. As longtime members of the Wake Forest University Deacon Club, Eloise and John rarely missed a football or basketball game, home or away, and were able to enjoy many trips across the country following the Deacons. They developed many friendships along the way, especially with basketball Coach Carl Tacy and basketball player Guy Morgan and their families. They were also dedicated supporters of all of their grandchildren’s sports and theater activities. After retirement, Masche was a tireless volunteer for many local charities. Notably, she was instrumental in helping to sustain an annual fundraiser at Bermuda Run Country Club for over 20 years benefiting the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, raising over $800,000. To that end, it was fitting that Masche was able to spend her final three days there in peace and comfort. The family would like to thank everyone for their love and support over the past three months, but especially her friends and neighbors, Dr. Allen & Patty Chamovitz and Brad Troutman who were there every step of the way to provide comfort, care and love for Masche. She would love knowing that anyone wishing to honor her memory would do so with a donation to the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home/Trellis, 101 Hospice Lane, W-S, NC 27103. There will be a visitation from 3:30-6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, at Bermuda Run Country Club. Due to COVID concerns, attendees will be asked to follow safety protocols. Online condolences can be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.

Athene Marie Rhoades

Athene Marie Rhoades, 30, of Pfafftown passed away at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. Rhoades was born in Valdosta, Georgia, on May 19, 1991. She graduated from Reagan High School in 2010 and was currently employed at corporate headquarters with Lowe’s Home Improvement. Rhoades is survived by her beloved children, Gabriel Cross and Drayden Byrd; parents, Terry Rhoades (Jill) and Cheryl Darcy (Steven); and siblings, Justin Lay (Melissa), Kasie Grant (Stephen), Greg Rhoades (Kate), Charlie Rhoades, Ashley Rhoades, and Rachel Rhoades. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews, Jacob Lay, Dahlia Grant, Magnus Grant, Hutch Rhoades, Edith Rhoades, and Phil Rhoades and partner, Zebediah Jordan. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, at Holy Family Catholic Church. Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel is serving the Rhoades family.

Terry Eugene Streetman

Terry Eugene Streetman, 76, of Clemmons passed away on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born in Richmond, Virginia, on Jan. 28, 1945. Streetman had motor oil and gasoline in his veins from an early age until the time he passed. He was a true gearhead/car guy. Streetman founded the Corvette Club of Winston-Salem in 1975. He was also a past southeastern rep for Goodguys Rod and Custom Association. Streetman owned too many cars to list, with some of them even making it to the cover of magazines. His career spanned many years that primarily focused on anything to do in the welding and welding supply industry. Streetman was even co-owner of his own company for a period of time. Anyone who knew Streetman knew that he was all about cars, but his No. 1 love was for his wife Susan, who passed away Jan. 23, 2021. He can now ride with her to the best car show there ever was. Streetman is survived by his son, Scott (Kristi); granddaughter, Haley; and cousin who was more like a brother, Rocky. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, at Forsyth Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.

William Wayne Todd

Mr. William Wayne Todd, 75, of Yadkinville passed away Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022. He was born Dec. 29, 1946, in Forsyth County to Myrtle Kimmer and Clifford Franklin Todd. He was a member of Lewisville Baptist Church and the Mens’ Fellowship Class. Todd was a hard working man in whatever he did from providing for his family to hosting a chicken stew to working in his garden. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and three brothers. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Glenda Boles Todd; daughters, Donna Barber and Michelle Davis (Kevin); grandchildren, Tabitha Draughn, Danielle Barber and Kaci Barber; and great-grandson, Trenton Collins. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, at Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel with Pastor Bill Messer officiating. A private graveside service followed at Lewisville Baptist Church cemetery. The family received friends from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mountain Valley Hospice Home in Yadkinville.

Edith Moretz Widener

Edith Moretz Widener, 65, passed away on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, surrounded by close family.

Widener was born on Aug. 23, 1956, to Odell and Beulah Moretz in Boone. Even though she lived in Winston-Salem as an adult, she was always a mountain girl at heart. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Widener earned her license and became an enrolled agent with the IRS. She successfully ran 1st Choice Tax and Accounting for years. Even though she worked long hours year-round, she always made time for her family, whom she loved dearly. Widener was a faithful Christian who loved the Lord with all her heart, and her faith was evident in everything that she did. She had a passion for people and is described by family as having a servant’s heart. She didn’t know what it meant to turn someone away, her heart and home was always open to those in need. If you met Widener, she was your friend. And she was the best kind of friend to have. She was truly the definition of a selfless person, and her generosity didn’t have a limit. She was also known for her cooking, and all of her family and friends say it is the absolute best. Widener loved to travel and was able to take many trips with her family. She was never happier than when she was able to spend time with those she loved.

She is survived by her children, Deena and Chris Hutchinson and Zachary Widener; grandchildren, Laura, Dominic, Ela, Jamie, Austin, Brianna and Abby. She is also survived by sisters, Viola Greene and Eva Jordan; brothers, Forrest Moretz and Kyle Moretz; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Janel Moretz and brothers Nelson and Boyd Moretz.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, at Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. Funeral services and burial for Widener will be held at a later date in Boone.

Online condolences may be shared at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com

Austin and Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.