Obituaries for the week of Feb. 24
Published 9:26 pm Monday, February 21, 2022
Anna Maria Beauchamp
Miss Anna Maria Beauchamp, 61, of Mocksville passed away Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem.
She was born Jan. 26, 1961, in Forsyth County to the late Phillip Anderson and Hilda Rose Williard Beauchamp. She was a very active member of Macedonia Moravian Church in Advance. She had been employed at HCTec in Winston-Salem. Beauchamp was an avid photographer and loved her cats. She was very active in her community and had chaired the Winston-Salem ALS walk for over 10 years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Tony Beauchamp.
Survivors include her beloved niece, Sydney Beauchamp; sister-in-law, Vickie Beauchamp; half-brothers, Jacob and Josiah Beauchamp; her fur baby, Lee Lee; and many beloved cousins, friends and extended family.
A funeral service was conducted at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 20, at Macedonia Moravian Church, with Rev. Zachary Dease officiating. The service is available to view on the Lambert Funeral Home website. Interment followed in Macedonia Moravian Graveyard. The family received friends at the church one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be considered for ALS Association, NC Chapter, 4 N. Blount St., Ste. 200, Raleigh, NC 27601.
The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff of Forsyth Medical Center for their love and care.
Online condolences: www.lambertfuneralhomenc.com
Jimmy Terry Beck
Mr. Jimmy Terry Beck, 85, passed away Feb. 14, 2022, in his home. He was born May 13, 1936, to Noah W. Beck and Nannie Teague Beck. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Elizabeth B. Beck, after 54 years of marriage. Surviving are two daughters, Terri Hamm (Kenny), and Vicki Waddell (Todd); granddaughters, Jennifer Graham (Scott) and Allison Nutter (Michael); and great-grandchildren, Landon Graham and Kayleigh Graham. The youngest of nine children, Beck was preceded in death by brothers N. W. Beck, Jesse G. Beck, Clifton E. Beck, Henry M. Beck, Bobby G. Beck, and Sammy L. Beck; and sisters, Wilma A. Smith and Nancy C. Mickey. He graduated from Walkertown High School in 1956 and went on to serve in the Marine Corps, National Guard and the U.S. Army. Beck retired from the Winston-Salem Forsyth County School System. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022. There was a private family graveside service at Westlawn Gardens of Memory in Clemmons. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.
Peggy Jane Hendrix Brewer
Mrs. Peggy Jane Hendrix Brewer, 91, passed away Monday, Feb. 14, 2022. She was born Dec. 11, 1930, in Forsyth County to the late Clyde Edward Hendrix and Leza Jones Hendrix. Brewer was a graduate of Clemmons High School, class of 1949. She was a lifelong member of Pine Grove United Methodist Church. She loved her church and enjoyed all kinds of charity work through Pine Grove and other foundations, such as Meals on Wheels and the Rescue Mission. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her loving husband, Billy Gray Brewer; brother, Skip Hendrix; and sister, Patsy Hendrix Eller. Brewer is survived by daughters, Robin Danner (Charlie), Dawn Smith, and Amy Mabe; granddaughters, Katie Pfaff (Garrett), Emily Higgins (Austin), and Holly Mabe; and great-grandsons, Nathaniel, Desmond and Jameson. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103; Crossnore Communities for Children, 1001 Reynolda Rd NW, Winston-Salem, NC 27104; or Pine Grove United Methodist Church, 1130 Jonestown Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.
Carol Ann Crouse
Carol Ann Crouse, a loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, daughter and friend, passed away peacefully on Feb. 12, 2022, in Winston-Salem surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Born Jan. 6, 1938, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Alex and Eva Ciechalski. Crouse attended St. Canice High School, the University of Pittsburgh and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she earned a master’s degree in 1991. She then co-founded Cornerstone Counseling Associates where she worked as a licensed professional counselor through her retirement more than a decade later.
She met the love of her life, Richard Leo Crouse, when she was just 14 years old. They married on June 1,1957, and their love affair continued until Richard’s passing on Nov. 4, 2020, 64 years later. Just nine months following their wedding, Carol and Richard welcomed their first of four children, Eric, followed by Dawn, Marc and Todd. By the time she turned 27, Crouse was a busy mother to four beautiful children seven years old and younger. Crouse was a wonderful mother who ran a tight ship. Her children adored her until the very end and delighted in reminiscing about her loving but firm hand and the wisdom she imparted to them all.
In retirement, Carol and Richard enjoyed traveling together to destinations around the globe. They both enjoyed family gatherings, especially the quarterly Crouse birthday celebrations with their kids, spouses and grandkids. Most recently, Crouse’s daughter, Dawn, treated her to a wonderful “girl’s trip” to New York City in December, along with Crouse’s three daughters-in-law, whom she liked to tell everyone she had promoted to being her actual “daughters.”
Crouse was a beloved grandmother to David, Hannah, Dale (Brooke) and Cameron — children of Eric and Blair; Jason and Amy, children of Dawn and Joe Puente; Steven (Jessica), Michael and Megan, children of Marc and Cheryl; and Nicholas (Kristen) and Elizabeth, children of Todd and Melinda. Recently, Evan and Addilyn joined the family as the first great-grandchildren, and another, Bailey Grace, is due this July.
In addition to spending time with her family, Crouse loved gardening, playing bridge, solving crossword puzzles, knitting, walking and sharing a glass of wine with her cherished friends. She was a tenacious and spirited competitor in frequent family 500 Rummy games.
A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 26, at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 1730 Link Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Our Lady of Mercy School — Tuition Assistance, 1730 Link Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.
Mabel Smith Culler
Mabel Smith Culler, 102, passed away on Feb. 12, 2022. She was born on May 24, 1919, to William Edgar Smith and Mary Bradford Smith in Winston-Salem. She was the ninth of 10 children. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Thomas J. Culler Jr; granddaughter, Melissa H. Wilson; and son-in-law, Walter Ray Smith Jr. She was an endearing matriarch to her beloved family. Surviving are her daughters, Martha C. Howle of Greensboro and Lynn C. Smith of Winston-Salem; grandchildren, Dana Smith Anners (Scott) of Dothan, Alabama, and Bradford Smith of Chesapeake, Virginia; and great-grandchildren, Maddie, Andrew and Will Anners. She also leaves behind many special nieces and nephews. Culler graduated from Lewisville High School and Draughon’s Business College. She retired from Young-Phillips Sales Company after 22 years of service. Mabel and Tom enjoyed traveling to many countries, golfing and watching the Braves. They were avid gardeners, and her green thumb produced an abundance of beautiful flowers. She was the oldest member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem. A service to celebrate Culler’s life was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, at the church with Pastor Angel Christ officiating. The family received friends 30 minutes prior to the service at the church. A private graveside service was held at Forsyth Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 or Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 1210 Bolton St., Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel is serving the Culler family.
Stella Paralee Davis
Stella Paralee Davis, better known as “Polly,” 96, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022. Davis was born on April 23, 1925, to the late Saphrine Jenkins Sisk and Winfred Lee Sisk of Winston-Salem. She spent her early years as a sketch artist, sketching the human body and fashion garments. She used oils, charcoal, pen and ink and modeling clay in her work. After the war, she began working for the Veterans Administration and worked there until she retired in 1985. It was at the Veterans Administration that she met the love of her life, Jake Davis, deceased. They were married on Aug. 2, 1947, and spent the next 73 years loving each other. On March 1, 1985, Polly and Jake retired on the same day and over the next four years traveled to every state in the continental United States, Mexico and Canada. Davis was a devoted and loyal member of Christ Moravian Church. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to all who knew her. She is survived by son, Kenneth Clifton Davis of Lewisville; grandchildren, Ashley Davis Hopkins (Steve) of Wilmington, Chad Jason Davis of Wilmington, and Anna Samira Davis of Lewisville; great-grandchildren, Chad Austin Davis, Ashlyn Sidney Harman, Christina Paige Hopkins, Stephanie Lynn Hopkins, and Stephen Hopkins Jr., all of Wilmington. A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 21, 2022, at the Salem Moravian graveyard. The family received friends from 6:30-8 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022, at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Christ Moravian Church 919 W. Academy St. Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101.
Miriam Louise Naglee Fuller
Mrs. Miriam Louise Naglee Fuller, 64, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022. She was born Feb. 26, 1957, in Cumberland County, New Jersey, to the late David and Elfriede Naglee. Fuller was a faithful member of Pine Grove United Methodist Church. She loved basket weaving and puzzles of all kinds, including crosswords and puzzle games. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Michael Durand Fuller. Fuller is survived by children, Michael Fuller (Amanda), David Fuller, Benjamin Fuller, Katie Fuller and Micah Fuller; siblings, David Naglee (Cindy), Joanna Frickert (Chris), Joy Burnham (Mark), and Deborah Polk (Aaron); and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022, at Pine Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Marilyn Weiler and Rev. David Naglee officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
Anna Denise Foster Holcomb
Mrs. Anna Denise Foster Holcomb, 63, passed away Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center after a brave fight against a long-term illness and complications from COVID. Holcomb was born July 18, 1958, in Forsyth County to Peyton and the late Rachel Ann Sowers Foster. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who brought her family together through her strong faith and love of music. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Ayden. She is survived by her devoted husband of 44 years, Randall Holcomb; daughters, Megan Holcomb of the home and Vandi Elizabeth Holcomb Barrett (Adam) of Advance; granddaughters, Ella, Alexis, and Summer Yount of Walkertown and Reagan and Madison Barrett of Advance. A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel in Bermuda Run with Rev. Chris Townsend and Rev. Zach Dease officiating. Burial followed at Westlawn Gardens of Memory in Clemmons. The family received friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Dr. Suite 1150 Chicago, Illinois 60601.
Betty Jean (Chilton) Marsh
Betty Jean (Chilton) Marsh, 88, of Winston-Salem, peacefully passed away as a resident of Salemtowne Retirement Community on Feb. 14, 2022. Marsh was born on Jan. 4, 1934, to Dewey and Bertha (Jessup) Chilton in the Shoals Community of Pilot Mountain.
After graduation from Pilot Mountain High School in 1952, she attended the Women’s College of Greensboro and went on to have a 30-plus-year career with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco in Winston-Salem as an accounts administrator.
She remained a lifelong native of her beloved North Carolina, settling into the south side of Winston-Salem after marrying Luther Marsh, her husband of 49 years, who preceded her in death in 2000.
After retirement, she committed 25 years in volunteer service to Forsyth Medical Center and spent her free time enjoying fishing, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Marsh is survived by and will be greatly missed by her son; Randy Marsh (Barbara) of Birmingham, Alabama; daughter, Cathy Davis (Robert) of Charleston, S.C.; grandson, Lt. Hayden Marsh (Ashley); great-grandson, Wesley Lucas Marsh of Dahlgren, Virginia; siblings, Roland Chilton (Imogene) of Pilot Mountain, Otis Chilton (Carol) of Clemmons, Judy Melton (Jimmy) of Rural Hall; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel, with a visitation one hour prior, with pastor Linda Browne officiating. Marsh was laid to rest at Parklawn Memorial Park following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a contribution to the charity of your choice in her honor.
Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.
Trentin Daniel Millslagle
Trentin Daniel Millslagle, of Clemmons was called to be with his heavenly father on the evening of Feb. 3, 2022, at the young age of 23 from a tragic automobile accident after leaving work. Millslagle was born in Peoria, Illinois, on June 4, 1998, to Jamie Turner (Bates) and Daniel Millslagle. At the age of 5, he moved with his mother and family to Clemmons, where he lived until his death. He attended Southwest Elementary School, Meadowlark Middle School, and was a graduate of West Forsyth High School. He was pursuing an associate’s degree at Forsyth Technical College, with plans to continue his education and career with the park service.
One of his first words was ball and to no surprise, he loved sports from a very young age. He played Little League baseball and as he got older, played travel ball. He also played basketball, football and enjoyed watching sports, especially following Indiana basketball with his Grandpa Bates and Uncle Adam who was like a brother to him. He loved to travel, be outdoors, go hiking and had a growing passion for fishing. As a full-time college student, Millslagle worked at Tanglewood Pizza Co. where he was admired for his work ethic as a hardworking, dedicated and reliable employee. He was loved by his many co-workers and customers there.
Millslagle was deeply loved by his family and enjoyed many vacations with them. He also loved spending time together swimming at his grandparents’ pool. He was funny, light-hearted and a joy to anyone around him. His energy and smile would light up a room. He was always kindhearted, compassionate and a great listener. He was a regular attender at River Oaks Community Church in Clemmons for the past 17 years with his family.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Wayne and Linda Millslagle.
He leaves behind his devoted mother, Jamie Turner; stepfather, Nathan Turner; sisters, Addison Turner and Kylee Turner; girlfriend, Katie Trader, whom he loved deeply; grandparents, Jerry and Brenda Bates; aunt, Jessica Jones (Doug); uncle, Adam Bates; step-grandmother, Linda Turner; step-grandparents, Keith and Tracy Turner; aunt, Amanda Turner; as well as several cousins.
A celebration of life service was held at 2 p.m., Feb. 12, 2022, at River Oaks Community Church in Clemmons.
Emory Beford Morris
Mr. Emory Beford Morris, 80, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, at High Point Regional Medical Center. He was born Aug. 16, 1941, in West Virginia to the late Emory and Glenna McGuire Morris. Morris was a very hard worker. He had several jobs throughout his life including farming fruit trees, builder, minister, newspaper reporter and editor, pilot, professional photographer, private investigator and, most recently, an operator for the city of High Point. He loved ancestry and was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Preceding him in death were brothers, Lester and Samuel Tawney. Surviving is his wife, Jigie Ramoran Morris; sons, Andrew Morris (Jenny) and their children, Kate and Lauren Morris, and John Morris (Jillian) and their children, Christopher Smith and Austin Morris. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022, at Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel with Pastor Nancy Cardwell Speaks officiating. Burial will follow at Westlawn Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Mabel Dunn Ritchie
Mabel Dunn Ritchie, 96, passed away peacefully on Feb. 16, 2022, in her home at Bermuda Village in Advance, surrounded by family members. She will be dearly missed by her surviving children, Dorothy Spath (Charles) of Mansfield, Massachusetts, Dr. Jack Ritchie (Chris) of Winston-Salem, Kenneth D. Ritchie (Christine) of Garden City, N.Y., and Stephen M. Ritchie (Lisa) of Charlotte. She also will be missed by her seven surviving grandchildren, Megan Mitchell (Elliot) of Washington, D.C., Claire Furr (Joshua) of Raleigh, Andrea Ritchie of Asheville, Brian Spath of Hartford, Connecticut, Kristin Gordon (Craig) of Attleboro, Massachusetts, Ken Ritchie of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Kyle Ritchie of Garden City, N.Y. She also leaves behind three great-grandchildren, Paxton Furr, Delilah Furr, and Aidan Mitchell. Also surviving are two loving sisters, Cathy Kiley of Garden City, N.Y. and Dorothy Dunn of the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, along with many nieces and nephews that were part of her extended family and provided her with much joy.
A New York native, Ritchie was born on June 27, 1925, in Queens, N.Y., to John and Mabel Dunn. Her life took her from her hometown in NYC to Albany N.Y., later to Florida, and eventually to N.C., prompted by her husband’s failing health. A truly brilliant mind, Ritchie started high school in NYC at age 11, and graduated from Queens College in NYC at age 19. She started her career in advertising at Dancer Fitzgerald in NYC. She married the love of her life, John F. Ritchie, in November of 1950. Ritchie then devoted the next phase of her life to raising, educating and cultivating a strong faith in her four children as members of St. Pius X Catholic Church and School. Ritchie had an engaging personality, and was known for her charm, grace and intellectual curiosity. This, combined with her interest in golf, tennis, and duplicate bridge, helped her meet and develop lifelong friendships. She enjoyed fostering these skills as a member of Wolferts Roost Country Club in Albany, N.Y. for 36 years, then later at the Plantation Country Club in Venice, Florida, and finally at Bermuda Run Country Club in Advance. Through her move to N.C., Ritchie found a strong new community — both at Bermuda Village and as a parishioner of Holy Family Catholic Church in Clemmons. She enjoyed spending her final years with new friends, playing rounds of golf into her 90s and played bridge to within months of her death. Ritchie’s family takes great comfort in the belief that Mabel and her husband are together again. They would also like to express their sincere appreciation to the special caregivers who provided a warm and caring environment for Ritchie over the past many months of her declining health. A funeral mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Catholic Church at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. The family will receive visitors at a luncheon immediately following in the church’s Family Center. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Trellis Supportive Care (https://www.trellissupport.org), a hospice organization that was instrumental in facilitating care of Ritchie in her final days. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.
Lemuel Edgar Whitlock
Lemuel Edgar Whitlock passed away on Feb. 17, 2022, in Boone, surrounded by his family. He was born on April 26, 1931, in Bassett, Virginia, to Casey Otis Whitlock and Virgia Lee Ingram Whitlock.
After graduating from Bassett High School, he began his secondary education at Bluefield University in Virginia. From there he continued his education at the University of Richmond where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history. During his time at the University of Richmond, he was discovered as a track star during a PE class and quickly added to the team roster.
In his teenage years, he felt a calling to serve the Lord and began what would be his lifetime career. He continued his education by attending Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in divinity.
During this time in Fort Worth, he met his wonderful and loving wife, Clara. They met in church and married in 1957. Shortly after, they returned to Virginia where he began his service for the Lord. Whitlock served churches in Virginia and North Carolina for over 40 years. In addition to pastoring, he taught chaplaincy classes and seminary extension classes for Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Whitlock enjoyed 64 years of marriage to his best friend and wife. Together, they loved to travel all over the United States. During these excursions, Whitlock enjoyed camping, hiking and visiting national parks. Always taking time to embrace the history and learning from each experience, these travels spurred his interest in rocks and minerals. This became one of his favorite hobbies and he accumulated quite a collection. Beyond travel and rock collecting, he enjoyed oil painting and pencil sketching. He was a lifelong learner and reading enthusiast.
Whitlock loved his wife and his two children very much. A life devoted to serving the Lord provides peace to his family. He will be missed immensely, yet the family finds comfort in knowing he is in heaven, and they will see him again.
He is survived by his wife, Clara Nayfa Whitlock; children, David Edgar Whitlock, Eve Whitlock Parsons (Gregg); siblings, Rachel Whitlock Stone Perry, Lloyd Eugene Whitlock and many nieces and nephews.
A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. Monday, February 21, 2022, at Woodlawn Cemetery in Blowing Rock. The service was conducted by Dr. Robby Phillips. Music was provided by Claudette Phillips.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his honor to Medi Home Health & Hospice, 400 Shadowline Drive, Suite 102, Boone, NC 28607.
Online condolences may be sent to the Whitlock family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com. Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.