Obituaries for the week of Oct. 13

Published 11:58 pm Monday, October 10, 2022

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Timothy Matthew Dunn

Timothy Matthew Dunn, 31, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. He was born in New York on Feb. 21, 1991, to John and Catherine Eichler Dunn. He graduated from West Forsyth High School in 2009 and went on to graduate from UNC Pembroke. He was an avid wrestler in high school and college. Tim was an ex-president of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity and a devoted New York Jets and Yankee fan. He was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend to many people. Preceding him in death were his maternal grandparents, William and Anna Eichler and his paternal grandfather, Jack Dunn. Surviving are his parents, John and Catherine Dunn; brothers, Patrick Dunn (Julianne) and Ryan Dunn (fiancé, Lauren Noonan); paternal grandmother, Carol Dunn; nieces, Adalyn and Brielle; nephew, Landen; also surviving are several aunts, uncles and cousins. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, at Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel, 6685 Shallowford Road in Lewisville. The family received friends at the funeral home from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday and from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service on Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cohen Children’s Medical Center in Queens, N.Y.

Ruth Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Engelhard

Ruth Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Engelhard, moved to heaven on Oct. 2, 2022, from the Trellis Supportive Care Center in Winston-Salem. Betty lived up to her last name Engelhard, which in German means “Angel heart.” She was an angel for so many people, always a giving and loving person. Betty got her sense of joy, fun and living life her way from her Irish heritage.

Betty graduated from Hampton High School in Hampton, Virginia; Lenoir-Rhyne College (now university) in Hickory; and the Southern Lutheran Theological Seminary in Columbia, S.C. Her work career was a life of service as a religious educator, juvenile social worker, vocational rehabilitation counselor, case worker for social services and librarian for the Phoebus and York County School System in Virginia.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents, John Engelhard and Anne Pattison Engelhard of Hampton, Virginia; brother-in-law, William Engelhard Amos; and nephew, Douglas Garbee Amos. She is survived by her twin sister, Katherine Engelhard Amos of Clemmons; niece and nephew Leisl and Wendall Wood of Lewisville; grand-nephews Nathan Douglas Wood of Winston-Salem and Zackery Thomas Wood (Kelsey) of Knoxville, Tennessee; cousins Barbara Callahan of Elkin, Donald Pattison (Cathy) of Wytheville, Virginia, Ronald Pattison (Joan) of Goose Creek, S.C., Tony Callahan of Elkin, Cherie George (Dave) of Wytheville, Virginia, and Jay, Tammy and Beau Callahan of Elkin.

Betty had many friends that she loved dearly, including her housemate John Howell of Clemmons, Drusilla Groce of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Sandy and Jerry Cobb of Hampton, Virginia; Maurice and Bettye Briggs of Clemmons and Emily, Richard and Levi McQueen (her godson) of Pembroke, Virginia.

A memorial service is planned for Betty in November of this year at her church in Jonesville.

The family is most grateful for the excellent care and compassion that Betty was given by the K.B. Reynolds Hospice Home (Trellis Supportive Care) in Winston-Salem and requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts be made to Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Online:

Susan ‘Kelli’ Lawhon

Susan “Kelli” Lawhon went to be with Jesus on Oct. 1, 2022, after a 26-year battle with juvenile diabetes. Her smile matched her courage, always present and unwavering. Her shear strength to fight this disease was beyond compare. She was born May 1, 1986, to Catherine Henley and Tony Lawhon in Forsyth County. Kelli grew up in Davie County and attended Davie County schools and graduated from Davie County High School. She later received her associate’s degree in radiology at the Living Arts Institute in Winston-Salem. For Kelli, home was in Lewisville, a short drive to those closest to her heart. Due to her charisma and infectious laughter, there was rarely a dull moment with Kelli around. She could find the hidden humor in any situation. She found joy in music, going to concerts, watching and playing sports and spending time with family. Kelli was always up for adventure, whether it was a road trip, hiking, kayaking or spending the day at the lake. Kelli was her brother Dustin’s keeper and his best friend, and he was hers. There were times people questioned if they were twins. She was also the funny and cool older sister to her younger siblings. As Kelli got older, her mother Cathi became her best friend, her confidant and her lifeline. Of all the titles: daughter, granddaughter, sister, aunt, niece and cousin, her favorite was mom to Charli Grace and Jack Jack. She was preceded in death by her nephew, Dustin Anthony Lawhon Jr. and paternal grandmother, Carolyn Lawhon. She is survived by her daughter, Charli Grace; son, Jack Anthony; mother, Catherine “Cathi” Henley; stepfather, Steve Henley; father, Anthony “Tony” Lawhon (Dina); maternal grandfather, Dennis Dalton; maternal grandmother Pat Vierra; paternal grandfather, Claud Lawhon; brothers, Dustin Lawhon, Scott Lawhon and Joshua Henley; and sister, Carol Mann. In addition, she is survived by several loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, a niece and countless friends and other family members. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, at Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at

Chia Cho Pan

Mr. Chia Cho Pan, 94, of Advance passed away in spirit peacefully on Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, but he will always be held in the hearts of his family. He was born in 1927 in Shanghai, China. He is preceded in death by his wife, Kae Tsun Chan Pan, and son, Alexander Ho Kin Pan. He is survived by two daughters, Ho You Pan Lee (Luke) of Durham and Priscilla Pan Hua (Vincent) of California; son, Peter Pan (Karen) of Advance; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A private burial service will be held at Parklawn Memorial Park in Winston-Salem. Online condolences may be made at

Charles Warren Pope

Lieutenant Colonel Charles Warren Pope, 84, passed away Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022. He was born in Sampson County on Dec. 12, 1937, to the late Erastus and Eva Warren Pope. Pope served in the National Guard for 37 years and was a member of Harmony Grove United Methodist Church. He enjoyed golfing, reading, playing basketball and going to Myrtle Beach for S.O.S. Preceding him in death were brothers, Robert, Donald and Harold Pope. Surviving is his wife of 58 years, Aurettis G. Pope; sisters, Janice Blalock and Shirley Coats; also surviving are several nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, at Harmony Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Randy Perdue and Rev. Greg Freeman officiating. Entombment followed at Forsyth Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the church. The family would like to thank Village Care of King, especially Scott Loder, for all the special care Charles received. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Harmony Grove United Methodist Church, 5041 Styers Ferry Road, Lewisville, NC 27023.

Shirley Joyce Shaw Reeder

Mrs. Shirley Joyce Shaw Reeder, 87, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. Shirley was born Feb. 18, 1935, in Red Banks, Mississippi, to the late Chester Daniel Shaw and Lurline B. Shaw. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband of 53 years, William Elliott “Bill” Reeder. She is survived by their children, son, Daniel E. Reeder (Cheryl); daughter, Cathy Reeder McIntosh (Jeff); and son, Martin E. Reeder (Carol); granddaughters, Shannon Reeder (Josh Craig), Kassi McIntosh Stumb (Aaron), Sydney Reeder and Alexandra Reeder; and great-grandchildren, Aidan Craig and Austin Stumb. She is also survived by sisters and their families, Jean Shaw Lanzillo and Peggy Coolidge Lewis. Shirley always had a very humble spirit and was a friend to all. She was a woman of great integrity. Her smile could always brighten a room and lift your spirits. She loved her family well and was a devoted wife and mother to her three children and their families. After raising her children, she had a successful career as a legal secretary, retiring from Bell Davis and Pitt of Winston-Salem. She was a follower of Christ and a member of Clemmons United Methodist Church for over 50 years, active in Sunday school, her circle and known for her famous chocolate pie. She was an avid bridge player, loved art, painting and gardening, but most of all providing a warm home for her family and friends. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, at Clemmons United Methodist Church, 3700 Clemmons Road in Clemmons. The family will receive friends after the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Clemmons United Methodist Church or Trellis Supportive Care-Kate B Reynolds Hospice House.  Online condolences may be made at

Roby Lee Vest Taw

Roby Lee Vest Taw was born on Jan. 23, 1962, in Winston-Salem. She died in her home in Florence, Kentucky, on Sept. 29, 2022, secondary to an aggressive and rare cancer originating in the parotid gland. She was accompanied by those she loved when she died.

Roby grew up in Clemmons as the youngest of five children of Jack Douglas Vest (1926-1972) and Ellen Roberta Snapp Vest (1926-2019). (Roby’s mother also went by Roby.) Roby received her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her master’s of social work through Indiana University. As a young woman, Roby was called to be a Christian missionary in east Asia where she served for 26 years. She is survived by her sons Matthew Taw (Hannah) and Zachary Taw. She is also survived by her siblings, Nancy, Holly, Debbie and Rock Vest (Chrystina), and a multitude of dear nieces and nephews. Roby also leaves a host of other beloved family and friends behind.

Roby had an undeniable warmth and charm, which endeared her to many. She loved learning, painting, reading and sharing life with others. She ministered to people of diverse ages and cultures. Her wisdom, counsel and deep understanding of people allowed her to touch many lives on a profound level. Walking through immense pain leading up to her death, it was always Roby’s desire to die in a way that pointed others to the surpassing worth of having a relationship with Jesus over anything this world has to offer.

Services celebrating the life of Roby will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, at Every Nation Church, 3722 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, Roby requested donations be made to Life Forward, Pregnancy Care of Cincinnati where she worked as development director for the last two years.