Obituaries for the week of March 17
Published 11:08 pm Monday, March 14, 2022
Patsy ‘Pug’ Ann McKinney Burton
Patsy “Pug” Ann McKinney Burton passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at her home. She was born in Forsyth County on Oct. 28, 1934, to the late Wilson Young and Dora Lee McKinney. She was educated in the Forsyth County school system. While in high school, she met the love of her life, Raymond Junior “RJ” Burton. RJ and Patsy were married in April 1952 and together they raised four children. After all the kids started school, she went to work for 4Cs, a subsidiary of Coca-Cola. After retirement, Patsy and RJ enjoyed traveling and life together until RJ passed away on March 14, 2006. She was preceded in death by her brother, Albert McKinney and daughters, Debbie Haynes and Donna Simms. Those left to cherish her memory is a son, Bobby (Charlotte); daughter, Linda Shore (Waverly); sons-in-law, John Haynes and Charles Simms; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The family received friends from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 11, 2022, at Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel. A graveside service followed at 1 p.m. at Forsyth Memorial Park with Brother Christopher Motley officiating. The family would like to thank Julie Valentine for her wonderful friendship during Burton’s last days and RN Charity from Amedisys Hospice for her loving care. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel is serving the family.
Becky Etheridge, 86, of Clemmons, passed away peacefully surrounded by her children on Friday, March 11, 2022, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House in Winston-Salem.
Etheridge raised six children, several German shepherds and two Siamese cats. She worked at Charlie’s Radio Wachovia, and Nitsa’s Apparel. After retirement, she lovingly cared for her mother Ruth Hunter.
Pink was her signature color, she loved classic movies — but only ones with happy endings — and she made the best cheesecake brownies and chocolate pie you’ve ever had. Her house was surrounded by beautiful flower beds and if it was warm out you could find her sitting in the shade of her garage reading a good book and sipping her coffee through a straw.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Ruth Hunter; son, Bill Etheridge; and daughter, Rebecca Etheridge.
Becky is survived by her children Robin Jennings (Monty), Charles Etheridge (Kristi), Lynn McLain (Clyde), and Joseph Etheridge (Myra); grandchildren Kristine Ali (Haval), Christopher Etheridge (Amy), Bryson Jennings (Sarah), Arron Jennings (Chelsea), Jennifer McLain, Dana Moore (Brian), Justin Shew (Heather), Mark Etheridge (Katherine), Kristen Frost (Michael); and great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Etheridge, Shannon and Samantha Dickerson, Dharma Jennings, Lillian, Naomi and Benjamin Jennings, Caroline and Noah Moore, Caleb and Mackenzie Shew, Tyler Etheridge and Luke Frost.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Kate B. Reynolds house Hospice House, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem NC 27103.
Travis Ray Joyner
Mr. Travis Ray Joyner, 72, of Lewisville passed away, March 6, 2022. He was born March 29, 1949, in Forsyth County to the late Walter Ray Joyner and Eunice Doub Joyner. Joyner served his country in many ways, to include the U.S. Army, U.S. Customs, and the United States Postal Service, retiring with 42 years of service. He enjoyed gardening, playing golf and watching Wake Forest basketball. Joyner also had a great appreciation of the culinary arts. Joyner is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sheree Shelton Joyner; twin daughters, Jamie Schmitt (Brian), and Dr. Jordan Ma (Chiu); grandchildren, Barrett Robert Schmitt, Beckett Ray Schmitt, CJ Ray Ma; sisters, Wanda Alexander (Archie), Frances Gough (Tony), Dorcas Garretson (Walter), Rhonda Joyner and Karen Frey (Allen); brother, Eugene Joyner (Susan); and several nieces, and nephews. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday March 9, 2022, at Hayworth-Miller in Lewisville. Funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 10, 2022, in the Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel. Burial follow at Forsyth Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to North Carolina Society of Gastroenterology, NASH Research, 1112 Harding Place, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28204.
Louise S. Hampton
Louise S. Hampton of Clemmons died Sunday, March 13, 2022, at The Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. Hampton was born in Pearson, Georgia, on Nov. 7, 1928, to the late Daris and Lena Saunders. She was employed by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. for 36 years retiring in 1990. She is preceded in death by her husband, E.R. “Dick” Hampton. She is survived by her daughter, Vickie Sullivan (Chris). She was a longtime member of Clemmons Moravian Church where for many years she assisted in the Sunday school nursery. The greatest loves in her life were her family, reading and children. The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel. A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, March 17, 2022, at Clemmons Moravian Church with Rev. Christopher C. Thore and Rev. Ray Burke officiating. Burial will follow in the church graveyard. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Clemmons Moravian Church or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.
Terry Thomas Lawrence Sr.
Mr. Terry Thomas Lawrence Sr., 78, of Winston-Salem, passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, at the N.C. State Veterans Home in Black Mountain. Lawrence was born in Davie County on June 27, 1943, to the late James Thomas Lawrence and Lela Cuthrell Lawrence. He served his country in the United States Army. Lawrence along with his wife, Gail, owned and operated Clemmons Citgo and Clemmons Tow Service. He also worked in furniture construction. Lawrence enjoyed country cooking, especially country ham, chicken and dumplings, and black coffee. He was a member of Winston-Salem First Pentecostal Holiness Church. In addition to his parents, Lawrence was preceded in death by his siblings, Mae Hines and James Lawrence. He is survived by his wife, Gail Childers Lawrence; children, Crystal Jones (Al), Erika Lewis, Wendy Lawrence, Terry T. Lawrence Jr. (Veronica), and Monta T. Lawrence. Lawrence is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 14, 2022, at Winston-Salem First Pentecostal Holiness Church with Pastor Tim Wolfe officiating. Interment followed at 2 p.m. at Blue Ridge Memorial Park in Lenoir. The family received friends from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, March 13, 2022, at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Boys Town, www.boystown.org. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.
Julia Ann Joyner McNeely
Mrs. Julia Ann Joyner McNeely, 74, of Advance was ultimately healed at 2:22 a.m. on Friday, March 11, 2022, surrounded by many of her loved ones.
Throughout her life, her biggest blessings were her beloved family members. She found much joy in sharing precious moments with her loved ones over one of her favorite home-cooked meals, chicken pie, pintos and cornbread. McNeely was the oldest of eight siblings, so she learned to cook for others all while creating the special memories that she will forever hold. She also enjoyed thrift shopping, making jewelry and listening to bluegrass music. She even met many of her favorite professional bluegrass performers within her lifetime.
McNeely was preceded in death by her parents; Richard Rober Joyner and Madelene Potts Joyner, and her brothers; Randy Michael Joyner and Edgar “Eddie” Warn Joyner. She is survived by her daughter, Angela Klatt; sons, Mark Cox and Darryle (Karrina) Lawson; grandchildren, Tyler Lee Cox, and Kennedy Alexis Klatt; brother, Richard Gray (Koleata) Joyner; and sisters, Linda (Steven) Lineberry, Kathy (Mike) Josey, Ima Jean (Gene) Thacker, Deborah (Kendall) Matthews; and many other special nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at Middle Cross Baptist Church in Pfafftown.
Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.
Jacquelyn Marie Cantore Pane
Mrs. Jacquelyn Marie Cantore Pane, 45, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2022. She was born Dec. 6, 1976, in Bergen County, N.J., to Joan Hudek Cantore and the late Michael Cantore. Growing up, she was a Girl Scout and earned her Gold Award. She loved playing tennis, riding horses and spending time with her dog, Jesse. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physical therapy at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania. Pane was a wonderful physical therapist serving inpatient rehab, outpatient and home health patients. She fiercely loved her family, friends and many fur babies, including her adored Shetland sheepdogs. Pane was an artist, cook, beautiful homemaker and hiker. She and her beloved husband, Mark, often opened their home to neighbors and friends. Their home was full of laughter and many inside jokes, one which penned her as the affectionate “Aflac” duck. In addition to her father, Pane was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Stephanie and Joseph Hudek and her paternal grandparents, Joseph and Dorothy Cantore. She is survived by her affectionate husband, Mark Pane; her adoring mother, Joan Cantore; brother, Mark Cantore (Angela); and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and close family and friends. A mass of Christian burial was conducted 10 a.m. Monday, March 14, 2022, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Clemmons. Burial followed at Westlawn Gardens of Memory. The family received friends from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, March 13, 2022, at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Forsyth Humane Society, 4881 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27104 or the Sarcoma Foundation of America, 9899 Main St #204, Damascus, MD 20872. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.
Kylie Holthusen Raymond
Kylie Holthusen Raymond, 32, passed away Saturday, March 5, 2022. She was born in Minnesota on July 13, 1989, to Paul Holthusen and Tammy Wells Turner. Raymond loved her family. She was a loving mother, daughter, granddaughter and sister. Preceding her in death was her husband, Chris Raymond; father, Paul Holthusen; and paternal grandparents, Wally and Lila Holthusen. Surviving is her son, Paul Raymond; mother, Tammy Turner (Jonathan); sister, Krystle Ruud (Devin); niece, Summer Ruud; nephew, William Ruud; maternal grandparents, Sherry Godby (Tim) and Terry Wells (Dawn). A celebration of life was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 2022, at Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel with Rev. Gene Woolard officiating.
Virginia Smith Sidden
Virginia Smith Sidden, 98, passed away on March 11, 2022. She was born in Davie County to the late Bryant Dolphus and Lucille Hilton Smith on July 1, 1923. Sidden was a devoted homemaker who spent time with her family while developing an elevated level of knitting, crocheting and sewing. She was a member of First Christian Church of Clemmons, participating in everything from playing the piano during worship to leading Sunday school classes.
Sidden was preceded in death by her husband, Walt Sidden, and sister, Louise Poindexter. She leaves behind her children, Jean Greene (Barton) of Winston-Salem, Pam Beveridge (Tom) of Hillsborough, and James Sidden (Sabrina) of Lewisville; grandchildren, Marc Greene (Eve), Lisa Davis (Spencer), Andrew Beveridge, Robert Sidden (Cassidy), and Emily Sidden; seven great-grandchildren; niece, Janet Sowers (Alan); and nephew, Bill Poindexter III.
The family will have a graveside service at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 20, 2022, at First Christian Church of Clemmons. Memorial contributions can be made to First Christian Church of Clemmons.
Dewey Odell Smith Sr.
Dewey Odell Smith Sr. passed away on March 10, 2022. He was born on June 6, 1931, in Davie County to the late Rufus Edgar and Stella Faircloth Smith. Smith was a hardworking man. He was a self-employed bricklayer until retirement. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. Smith was an honest and kind family man. His most cherished time was spent with his grandkids and great-grandkids.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Daniel Gray, Dallas “Buck” Smith, and Dorothy Walker. He leaves behind his wife of 70 years, Jo Ann Johnson Smith; children, Dewey Odell Smith Jr. (Linda) and Avesta Everhart (Bobby); grandchildren, Sunny Nelson (Marc), Nikki Hurst, Mason Smith (LaRae), Joshua Smith (Katie), and Bobby Everhart II (Vicki); great-grandchildren, Taylor Hurst (Chelsea), Donovan Smith, Logan Eastman, Liam Smith, Lucy Nelson, John Smith, Charli Hall, Emerie Everhart, Jaxon Everhart, Jagger Everhart, Paxton Proctor, and Phin Proctor; sister, Dora Lee Wright; and many nieces, nephews, and loved ones.
A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 14, 2022, at Westlawn Gardens of Memory with Pastor Paul Stewart officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trellis Supportive Care.