Obituaries for the week of April 21

Published 9:51 pm Monday, April 18, 2022

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Carl Bryce Blackwelder

Mr. Carl Bryce Blackwelder, 92, passed away Saturday, April 16, 2022. He was born April 8, 1930, in Alexander County to the late Lester and Hexie Blackwelder.  Blackwelder proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. After his tenure in the service, he worked as a sewing machine mechanic in the textile industry for Hanes Hosiery and retired from Lucia. In addition to his parents, Blackwelder is preceded in death by his loving wife, Ermon Beauchamp Blackwelder. He is survived by his daughter, Carolene Dougherty (Joseph) and granddaughter, Jennifer Demag (Zachary). A graveside service will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at Westlawn Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Veterans of Foreign War Post 9010, 4675 Hampton Road, Clemmons, NC 27012.

Charles Anthony Dellinger

Mr. Charles Anthony Dellinger, 81, passed away Saturday, April 16, 2022, at Bermuda Village. He was born in Caldwell County on May 14, 1940, to the late Charles Vaden and Edna Reavis Dellinger. Dellinger was a longtime resident of Lewisville and retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. with several years of service. He was an Eagle Scout, member of the NRA, and served in the N.C. Air National Guard. After retiring from R.J. Reynolds, he was certified in HVAC repair, was a refrigeration contractor, had his real estate license, owned three Pizza Spinners, and lastly worked in the engineering department at Graylyn Conference Center.  Surviving is his wife of 56 years, Barbara Souther Dellinger; son, Brad Dellinger (Suzanne); daughter, Carol Blankenship (Erik); grandchildren, Taylor Dellinger, Ruby Dellinger, Ben Blankenship, and Hank Blankenship; sister, Nancy Hoover (Ralph “Spooky”); also surviving is a niece, Kelly Gunzenhauser and nephew, David Hoover. A visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel. No masks are required. In memory of all the cats that Dellinger had cared for, the family asks that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to the Humane Society of Davie County, PO Box 937, Mocksville, NC 27028.

JoLinda Yates Lambeth Hester

JoLinda Yates Lambeth Hester was born Nov. 19, 1941, and gained her angel wings April 14, 2022, surrounded by family and friends at SECU Hospice House in Yadkinville after a long, courageous battle with COPD. Hester was born to Joe Lindsay and Mildred Boger Yates. She graduated from Northwest High School where she played basketball all four years. Hester retired from Wachovia Bank after 35 years of service. She was a Moravian all her life and was a member of Bethania Moravian Church for the last 27 years. She was a member of the women’s fellowship and served a term as president. She loved to cook and bake and enjoyed making Moravian chicken pies for family and friends. She was an avid Carolina Tarheels basketball fan, and she loved the beach. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Benny Lee Hester, and sister, Ruth Collins. She is survived by her daughter, Teresa “Terri” Lambeth Brendle (Danny); granddaughters, Lindsay Brendle Loveless (Will) and Lauren Brendle Way (Derek); great-grandchildren, William Loveless and Emerson Way; stepchildren, Lora Hicks, Selene Teague (Kevin) and Ernie Hester; along with step-grandchildren, Zack Hicks, Sarah Hicks and Rachel Hicks; also, her sister, Bobbi Tesh; numerous nieces and nephews, and many special friends. A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 23, 2022, at Bethania Moravian Church with Rev. David Merritt officiating. Interment will follow in the church graveyard. The family will receive friends afterward at the church. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care for such wonderful care and service. All memorials can be made to Mountain Valley Hospice in Yadkinville. Online condolences may be made at

Timothy Howard Westbrooks

Timothy Howard Westbrooks, 70, of Advance, died Tuesday, April 13, 2022, at his home.  He was born Jan. 22, 1952, in Person County. Westbrooks was a member of Bixby Presbyterian Church. He worked for 30 years with Danville City Fire Department. Westbrooks served on Fork Fire Department and he was currently the assistant chief at Cornatzer-Dulin Fire Department.

He was preceded in death by his father, Howard Frank Westbrooks; and his mother, Ella Conner Westbrooks Neal.

Survivors include wife, Patricia Kay Edney Westbrook; children, Stephanie M. Westbrook, of the home, Scott Timothy Westbrooks of Virginia, and Shannon Westbrooks of Kentucky; sisters, Elaine Barker of Mebane, and Donna Williamson of Burlington; 10 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at Lambert Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Pete Peterson officiating. Interment will follow in Bixby Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

To provide the community an opportunity to celebrate the life of Westbrooks, there will be a live webcast of his service on the funeral home website. .