Obituaries for the week of March 10
Published 1:03 am Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Gene Allison Bodenheimer
Gene Allison Bodenheimer, 74, passed away on Feb. 27, 2022, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born on June 23, 1947, to Virgil Flake Bodenheimer and Hazel Snyder Bodenheimer in Durham. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Bodenheimer was a proud alumnus of East Carolina University. He had a very successful career in the logistics and supply chain industry. He was a member of Center Grove Church. Bodenheimer was a sports fan who loved the Yankees and Dolphins. He loved watching his two sons play sports and coached them in football, baseball and basketball. Surviving are his loving wife of 42 years, Teresa Thomas Bodenheimer; sons, Matt Bodenheimer (Sarah), and Andrew Bodenheimer; grandchildren, Grayson and Maci Bodenheimer; sister-in-law, Linda Mock (Craig); mother-in-law, Alice Thomas; and niece, Meredith Mock. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 4, 2022, at Center Grove Baptist Church with Dr. Steve Corts officiating. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, March 3, 2022, at Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com
Timothy Lee Cook
Mr. Timothy Lee Cook, 60, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 28, 2022. He was born on April 29, 1961, in Forsyth County to Larry and Nancy Cook. Cook retired from Reynolds American Inc. in 2012 after 33 years. While working at Reynolds, he was also fortunate to work alongside his close friends Gregg Coalson and Jerry Clodfelter doing landscaping for over 20 years. Preceding him in death is his father, Larry Lee Cook. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Susan Walker Cook; sons, Tyler Henderson Cook and Taylor Fearrington Cook; mother, Nancy Dull Cook; sister, Beverly Barber (Andy); and father-in-law, Archie Davis Walker. Also surviving are his nephews Drew Barber (Susan), Alex Barber (Julia), Austin Barber, and Jonathan and Aaron Rothrock; great-nieces and great-nephews, Addison, Noah, Ruby and Claire, who absolutely adored their Uncle Tim; cousin, Jimmy Dull, who was like a brother, and his lifelong best friend Danny Darden. Cook was an avid Wake Forest fan who provided the best tailgate food and entertainment. He loved trivia, had an excellent memory, and could remember every detail, while making everyone around him laugh. Cook also loved working on his land, enjoyed gardening, and helping his sons grow their landscaping business. He loved his wife, Susan, who stayed by his side throughout his lengthy illness, as did his beloved sons Tyler and Taylor. He treasured days at the beach with friends and family and fishing with his father at the North Carolina coast. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, 2022, at River Oaks Community Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to River Oaks Community Church or Concord United Methodist Church.
Mary Ellen Harper Dull
Mrs. Mary Ellen Harper Dull, 90, of Clemmons passed away Tuesday March 1, 2022, at Trinity Elms Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Dull spent her life as an active member of Warners Chapel Church of Christ in Clemmons. She enjoyed traveling and fishing at the coast with her beloved husband, Leroy. Dull found great pleasure in quilting and spending time with her family over a home-cooked meal.
Dull is preceded in death by her loving husband; Leroy Edward Dull; sisters, Barbara Hiatt, Leota Barringer, and Eva Sidden; and brother, Max Harper.
Her surviving family members include her daughter, Gaye Dull Carothers (William); son, Richard Dull (Susan); brother, Gary Harper (Rosie); sisters-in-law, Nancy Cook and Judy Dull; grandchildren; Ben Carothers (Alicia), Anna Tomlinson (Brian), Teodora Dull, and Monica Dull; great-grandchildren, Aubrey Tomlinson and Avery Tomlinson, and many other special nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held for Dull at 11 a.m. on Saturday March 5, 2022, at Warners Chapel Church of Christ with minister Kevin Rutherford officiating. A visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. on March 4, 2022, at Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Warners Chapel Church of Christ, 8999 Lasater Rd, Clemmons, NC 27012, or to the North Carolina School of Biblical Studies, https://ncsbs.net/.
Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com
Dr. James Warren Eubanks
Dr. James “Jim” Warren Eubanks of Winston-Salem passed away on Feb. 27, 2022, comforted by his wife Trish of 55 years and surrounded by his loving family following a three-week battle to overcome complications from a medical procedure.
Eubanks was born on Sept. 17, 1932, to James Ottress “Joe” and Tressie Lankford Eubanks. He grew up in the small cotton mill town of Buffalo, S.C. and in the Meadow Woods area outside of Union, S.C.
After graduating from Union High School in 1950, Eubanks attended Clemson College (still an all-men’s military college at that time) until his money ran out. He then enlisted in the U.S. Navy on the G.I. Bill to earn tuition reimbursement. Eubanks completed Airman School in 1952 and served a tour on the U.S.S. Roosevelt during the Korean War. It was while serving on the aircraft carrier handling ammunition that Eubanks became enamored with flight operations igniting his lifelong love of aviation.
Following his time in the Navy, Jim finished his undergraduate degree at Clemson in 1958. While growing up, he watched his dad help community members with their large animals sparking his career interest and desire to obtain his doctor of veterinary medicine degree in 1961 from the University of Georgia. While pursuing his education, Eubanks also became a father for the first time to his daughter, Joni, with his first wife, Jane Foster Eubanks.
At age 28, Jim served as a postdoctoral fellow in the cardiovascular graduate training program of the Bowman Gray School of Medicine engaged in multiple research projects. Following his training program, he was appointed to the faculty of the Bowman Gray School of Medicine as instructor in experimental medicine and research for undergraduate and graduate teaching programs.
In addition to a strong work ethic, Jim also discovered his enterprising spirit and in July 1963 opened his first of five Veterinary Hospitals in the Winston-Salem area. Eubanks married Patricia “Trish” Marie Stutts on Dec. 31, 1966.
Eubanks’ business success afforded him the opportunity to enjoy many adventures traveling to memorable places with Trish such as Egypt, Australia, St. Bart’s, Alaska and Jerusalem. If he wasn’t working hard, he was playing hard and pursued many hobbies and interests that he could do with his family including flying, boating and jet-skiing. He loved flying to the Bonanza Society fly-ins and traveling to veterinary conferences as well. He even was part of breaking a record by flying in formation with more than 120 other Bonanza owners to the Osh Kosh Air Show. He initially joined the Salem Flyers Flying Club before eventually founding and building a neighborhood called Marchmont Airpark allowing him and his neighbors to fly right to their homes.
Jim gave back tremendously in the communities that supported him serving as a teacher to many vet techs, partnering with Dr. Don Robertson to establish the first emergency veterinary hospital in Forsyth county, serving as the chairman of the executive committee at First Christian Church as well as an elder and adult Sunday school teacher. He was also involved for years in the Winston-Salem Optimist Club and served as president of the Homeowners Association of the Airpark he founded.
Eubanks is preceded in death by his grandparents, aunts, uncles and parents James Ottress Eubanks and Tressie Gertrude Lankford Eubanks; cousin, Doris Hazel Sprouse; and nephew George Abdo Asker.
He is survived by his wife who consistently put a smile on his face, Patricia Stutts Eubanks; brother and lifelong friend, Cecil Eubanks; sister-in-law, Patti Eubanks; daughter he cherished, Joni Eubanks Mixon (Bill); sons, James Eubanks Jr. (Nicole) and Eric Eubanks (Christine); grandchildren, Hanna Mixon, Matthew Mixon, Shannon Smith, Savannah Beard, Chloe Arrate, Kathryn Eubanks and Macyn Eubanks; and many nieces and nephews including Kitty Eubanks Besherse, Joey Eubanks and Julie Eubanks Marsh.
A celebration of life service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2022, at First Christian Church, 2320 Country Club Road in Winston-Salem. A reception followed immediately following the service at the church.
Cremation by Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home at 3315 Silas Creek Pkwy, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.
In lieu of flowers please send memorial gifts to one of the organizations Jim loved to support the most: First Christian Church — https://www.givelify.com/donate/first-christian-church-winston-salem-nc; The Salvation Army — https://give.salvationarmyusa.org/give; Forsyth Humane Society — https://forsythhumane.org/donate-now/ or Humane Society of Davie County — https://www.hsdavie.org/
Pauline Roberts Jones
Mrs. Pauline Roberts Jones, 94, passed away Tuesday March 1, 2022, from a brief illness. She was born in Carroll County, Virginia, on July 13, 1927, to the late Andy and Callie Lineberry Roberts. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Marshall Jones Jr.; granddaughter, Christy L. Allen; and six brothers and sisters. Jones retired from Hanes Hosiery after 35 years of service. She is survived by her daughter, Marsha Rodman (Ronald). Also surviving are a sister, Ruby Russell (Charles); brother, Gilmer Roberts (Betty); and brother-in-law William B. Jones. A private graveside service will be held at Forsyth Memorial Park in Winston-Salem, NC with Rick Charles officiating. The family would like to thank hospice nurses Nancy Sellers and Allison Anderson. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Online condolences may be made to www.hayworth-miller.com
Bobby Graham Messick
Mr. Bobby Graham Messick, 89, of Lewisville, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2022. He was born Aug. 18, 1932, in Forsyth County to David and Josephine Messick. Messick served in the U.S. Air Force and was co-owner of D.F. Messick & Sons. He was a faithful member of Center Grove Baptist Church who loved his Lord and his church. He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather who loved and provided for his family. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife and mother of his four children, Jeanette Etchison Messick. Also preceeding him in death were his second wife, Patsy Walker Messick; two brothers and two sisters. Surviving are children, Bobby Messick Jr. (Lynn), Jeff Messick (Janine), Susan Luebchow (Tom) and Lisa Fields (Todd); 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sisters, Janice Palmer and Julia Hauser; and brothers, Harold Messick and Tom Messick. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2022, at Center Grove Baptist Church with Dr. Steve Corts officiating. Interment will follow at Lewisville Baptist Church cemetery. Messick will lie in state at Center Grove Baptist Church one hour before the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Center Grove Benevolence Fund, 8750 Lasater Rd. Clemmons, NC 27012.
Charles ‘Charlie’ H. Quinn
Charles “Charlie” H. Quinn, 84, of Bermuda Run went to his heavenly father on March 1, 2022. He was born Oct. 27, 1937, to the late Aaron Borders and Katherine Briggs Quinn in Shelby.
He spent most of his childhood in Greensboro, and graduated from Greensboro High School and attended Guilford College. He served six years in the N.C. National Guard. Quinn and his family moved to Winston-Salem in 1966, where he owned the Hickory Farms Franchise for 36 years. He was involved in the Merchants Association at Thruway Shopping Center and Hanes Mall. The Quinn Family built their home in Bermuda Run in 1973 where they resided for 45 years. In 2018, he and his wife Carol, moved to Bermuda Run Retirement Village, which they absolutely loved. He was very active with Bermuda Run Country Club for many years and was the president of the Bermuda Run Homeowners Association and also served on the Bermuda Run Board. He was very involved in Bermuda Run becoming a town and was elected the first mayor pro tem.
Quinn also served on the board of the Crosby National Golf tournament and his family hosted a neighborhood picnic for the 16 years the tournament was held in Bermuda Run. He was a charter member of the Clemmons Rotary Club where he met many lifelong friends and once served as its president. In 2002 the club honored him with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his service.
In addition to his parents, his brother Aaron Quinn, preceded him in death. Surviving is his loving wife of 60 years, Carol Price Quinn; son, Hugh Quinn of Winston-Salem; and daughter Suzanne Quinn Perry (Michael) of Sanford; grandchildren, Stephanie Perry Lajoie (Ronald) of Austin, Texas, Danielle Quinn of China Grove, Brandon Perry of Raleigh, and Mackenzie Perry of Sanford. Also surviving are sisters, Katherine Mabry of Shelby, and Enniss Lassitter of Raleigh; and sister-in-laws, Mary Rippy of Greensboro, Linda Workman of Greensboro and Janet Powell of Liberty. Also surviving are 14 nieces and nephews. Charlie had a very strong faith in his Lord Jesus Christ and became a member of Clemmons Moravian Church in 1978 where he was a faithful member of the Fellowship Sunday School Class, the Young at Heart, the Men’s Fellowship and the Clemmons Moravian Choir.
Carol and Charlie loved to travel and had the opportunity to go to many countries around the world, but his very favorite place was the Holy Land. His children and grandchildren went on several cruises with them. For his last six years, his constant companion was his cocker spaniel, Cocoa.
A funeral service as held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 5, 2022, at Clemmons Moravian Church in Clemmons. Memorials may be made to Clemmons Moravian Church or the Charles and Carol Quinn Community Fund at Davie Foundation P.O. Box 546 Mocksville, NC 27028. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.
Barbara Claire Sheridan
Barbara Claire Sheridan passed away on Feb. 24, 2022, in Palm Harbor, Florida. She was born on Aug. 24, 1928, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Walter “Buster” Brown and Margaret Coughlin Brown.
She was born Barbara Brown and graduated St Joseph’s High School in Brooklyn as salutatorian. She raised her family on Long Island, before moving to North Carolina in 1977.
The Catholic faith was central to Sheridan’s life. As a communicant at Holy Family Catholic Church in Clemmons, she was a dedicated member, attending mass daily, bringing communion to invalids, serving as a sponsor in the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, and as president of the Holy Family Senior’s organization.
In her spare time, Sheridan enjoyed golfing, traveling, reading throughout her life, and keeping up with politics. Her most cherished time was her time with her family. She loved holidays and many holiday meals with family were memorable. She was a doting grandmother and great-grandmother.
In addition to her parents, Sheridan was preceded in death by her first husband, Albert Gillings; second husband, Harry Sheridan; third husband Donald Moore; son, Daniel Sheridan; daughter, Madelyn Sheridan; grandson, Joshua Sheridan; and brother, Robert Brown. She leaves behind her children, Barbara “Cathy” Wiehl (Bernard), Elizabeth “Bethe” Reynolds, Christopher Sheridan, Edmund Sheridan, and Robert Sheridan; grandchildren, Douglas Wiehl, Jacob Rankin (Kristina), Timothy Rankin (Melissa), Thomas Rankin (Laura), Alex Reynolds (Leanne), Mary Reynolds, Lauren Sheridan, Christopher V. Sheridan, Joseph Sheridan, Gabrielle Sheridan, Rachael Sheridan, Jonathan Sheridan, Casey Stanley, John” Danny” Jarvis, and Catherine “Catie” Jarvis; 12 great-grandchildren; and many other loved ones and beloved friends.
The family wishes to thank all of those in Arden Courts, Palm Harbor, who cared for her during her last days.
The family will receive friends for a visitation from 3-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, 2022, at Frank Vogler & Sons in Clemmons. A funeral mass celebrating her life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 11, 2022, at Holy Family Catholic Church, followed by interment at the Holy Family Cemetery.
William Latham Thrower Jr.
William Latham Thrower Jr., 81, entered the more immediate presence of the Lord on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, at Novant Health Clemmons Medical Center. He was born on Feb. 8, 1941, in Williamston to the late William Latham Thrower Sr., and Louise Melson Thrower. He attended UNC-Chapel Hill on a football scholarship and then served eight years in the U.S. Air Force. He worked at Digital Equipment Corporation for 25 years, and then worked in the flooring business for several years. Thrower was an active member of Clemmons Moravian Church where he served as a trustee, diener and usher. One of his favorite church activities was the monthly men’s fellowship breakfasts. Thrower was an avid golfer, and his sense of humor always made the round more fun for his fellow players. He enjoyed audio books, old black and white movies, and especially spending time with his family. Thrower loved life and loved a good time, always making someone laugh with his quick wit and endless one-liners. His smile and positive attitude will be remembered. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Jean Binkley Thrower; daughters, Stacey Thrower Hall (Stuart) and Kelly Thrower; son, Kevin Thrower; grandchildren, Dylan Elkin (Barret), Bryce Freeman (Dylan), Riley Hall and Johnny Kilian; great-grandchildren, Blake and Brooks Elkin; sister, Judy Thrower Kells (Doug); also surviving are several nieces and nephews and his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Betty and Lonnie Ashby. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, 2022, at Clemmons Moravian Church with Rev. Christopher C. Thore officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Clemmons Moravian Church, PO Box 730, Clemmons, NC 27012.
Mary Ann Sloan Watkins
Mrs. Mary Ann Sloan Watkins of Clemmons, 79, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2022. She was born in Forsyth County on Sept. 9, 1942, to the late Lester and Mary Friesland Sloan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Johnny Sloan, James Sloan and Ray Sloan. Watkins worked in research and development for R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and retired with 36 years of service. She loved to cook, spending time at the beach, as well as going shopping and finding a great sale. Over the years, Watkins spent time with her husband, Tommy, traveling to many car shows as members of “Heart of Carolina Street Rodders.” Above all the other things, Watkins was an awesome wife and mother. She is survived by her husband, Tommy Watkins; son, Kirt Watkins (Marcine); daughter, Lori Eckenrode (Billy); granddaughters, Madison Brewer (Justin) and Meredith Poplin (Cody); grandsons, Sloan Watkins and Griffin Watkins; great grandchildren, Wyatt Poplin, Kennedy Poplin, and Barrett Poplin; sister, Sarah Doby; and brother, Jack Sloan. A funeral service will be held at noon on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at Yadkin Valley Baptist Church with Rev. Ronnie Craddock officiating. Burial will follow at Forsyth Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Yadkin Valley Baptist Church, 1324 Yadkin Valley Rd., Advance, NC 27006. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com
Herman Leon Wilson
Mr. Herman Leon Wilson, 90, of Pfafftown passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Wilson was born on Jan. 2, 1932, in Spray to the late Albert F. Wilson Sr. and Bessie Harris Wilson. He was a longtime member of North Point Baptist Church where he once served on the deacon board. Wilson worked in engineering, electrical and instrumentation for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and retired with 30 years of service. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Nell Hollandsworth Wilson and infant daughter, Pamela; siblings, Doris Pruitt, Al Wilson Jr., Geneva Walker, Ennion Wilson and Calvin Wilson. He is survived by his son Michael Wilson (Donna); granddaughter, Morgan Wilson; grandson, Lucas Wilson; sisters, Christine Hailey, Marilyn King; sister-in-law, Marie Wilson and brother-in-law, Anacin King. Wilson is also survived by two nephews that are especially close, Keith Wilson and Dr. Herb King.
The family would like to express their sincere and deep appreciation to the staff of Trinity Elms Health and Rehab in Clemmons. Their professionalism, superb care and compassion were truly remarkable and will never be forgotten.
A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 7, 2022, at North Point Baptist Church, 4980 University Parkway in Winston-Salem with Pastor, Skip Furrow officiating. The family received friends one hour prior at the church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to North Point Baptist Church.