Obituaries for the week of May 19

Published 12:53 am Tuesday, May 17, 2022

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Martha Thomas Hege

Martha Thomas Hege, 87, got her wings and soared to heaven to be with her family and savior on May 10, 2022. She was one of five children born to Susie Robertson Thomas and Clint Thomas, in Lewisville. She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Ann T. Walin and Helen T. Spainhour; and brother “Pete” Thomas. She is survived by her sister, Shirley McInnis; daughter, Tracye Higgins; partner, “Dee Moles” and wonderful nephews and nieces. Hege graduated from Lewisville High School, then attended Forsyth Technical Community College for nursing, which she truly loved. She spent 30 wonderful years at Forsyth Medical Center in the newborn baby department and loved every minute of it. She was a loving mother, companion, friend, and was always smiling and laughing about some of the silliest things. Her imagination and sense of humor made her fun to be around, interesting as well. Her cats were her other children and she loved them so much. Every plant, animal, fish and bird she loved dearly because it had a life and deserved to be loved. Her lake house was her get away, and she loved all the flowers that were planted over the years and couldn’t wait to see what was blooming on each trip. She was a true friend and if you were troubled, she tried to comfort you in any way she could. A true caretaker and loving spirit, she will be greatly missed by so many. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2022, at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel, with Rev. Kevin Kilbreth officiating. The family received friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to Wildlife Rehab Inc., P.O. Box 24552, Winston-Salem, NC 27114. Online condolences may be may at

Beth Nacole Hill Peters

Mrs. Beth Nacole Hill Peters, 38, of Clemmons passed away, Wednesday, May 11, 2022. She was born June 20, 1983, in Forsyth County to Chris Hill and Tammy Young Koons. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Melanie Brook Douglas, and grandparents, Mary and Fred Young. Peters never met a stranger, she enjoyed talking to people and she loved spending time at the beach. Her love for animals was evident as she was always wanting to bring strays into her home. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Eric Peters; daughter, Macaela Douglas; brother, Brandon Hill (Kelly); stepdaughter, Brittany Widener; grandmother, May Belle Hill; uncle, Mark Young; father-in-law, David Peters. The family will receive friends  from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home in Lewisville. A graveside service will follow the visitation at noon at Westlawn Gardens of Memory. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Forsyth County Humane Society, 4881 Country Club Rd., Winston Salem, NC 27104.

Norma ‘Delores’ Smith

Mrs. Norma “Delores” Smith, 86, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2022. She was born May 31, 1935, in Forsyth County to the late Nettie Mullis Smith.  Smith graduated from Gray High School class of 1953. She was also a faithful member of Lighthouse of Lewisville Pentecostal Church. In addition to her mother, Smith is preceded in death by her stepfather, Charlie Smith, and sister Sherlie Smith. She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, William Henry Smith; sons, Gray Hancock Jr., and Scott Hancock; and granddaughter, Chloe Hancock. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Lighthouse of Lewisville Pentecostal Church.

Wilburn Price Walker

Mr. Wilburn Price Walker, 97, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. He was born in Davie County on Jan. 3, 1925, to John Hall Walker and Ila Mae Smith Walker. Walker served in the U.S. Navy and was a World War II veteran. He retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. Walker was a founding member of Faith Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jennie Vee West Walker; great-grandchild, Benjamin Walker; and daughters-in-law, Sylvia Walker and Debbie Walker. Walker is survived by his sons, Jerry Walker (Karen), Aaron Walker, and Joel Walker (Lori); grandchildren, Leigh Ann Hyatt, Dr. Robert Walker (Aimee), Adam Walker (Emily), Jacob Walker (Breanna), and Jeremy Walker (Caroline); and great-grandchildren, A.J. Hyatt (Viaynett), Ashley Hyatt, Madison Walker, Carson Walker, Mason Walker and Evelyn Walker. A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Yadkin Valley Baptist Church cemetery with Pastor Josh Greene officiating. The family would like to say a special thank you to Clemmons Village II for the excellent care and compassion shown to Walker and his family during his time there. Online condolences may be made at