Deaths for the week of Jan. 5

Published 10:33 pm Monday, January 2, 2023

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Terri Lee Black Doby

Terri Lee Black Doby, 73, of Clemmons passed away on Dec. 23, 2022, in the cardiac ICU at Forsyth Medical Center with her loving family at her bedside. She was born in Haywood County on Aug. 7, 1949, to Donald George Black Sr. and Virginia Dare Johnson Black, and grew up in Winston-Salem. Both parents preceded her in death.
Terri was a retired master hair stylist, colorist and designer. She was also a creative artist, she made many gorgeous paintings. As a natural interior decorator, she placed loveliness all around her. Her warm demeanor, vibrant and optimistic personality, gorgeous smile, infectious laugh and an undeniable love of life drew people to her.
She was a songwriter and musician who also loved beaches, fishing and bluegrass, but more than anything, she loved her large, beautiful family. She was adored by each of them and also by her siblings. If you were lucky enough to have been loved by this heart of gold, you knew you were truly loved.
Left with cherished memories are her children, David Charles Ellis (Reba), Lori Angela McCuiston (Barry) and Cheri McCuiston Barringer (Jimmy); grandchildren, David Channing Ellis (Kira), Megan Barringer, Katy Howard, Jack Barringer and Hannah Gaddy; great-grandchildren, Kaydence, William and Oakley; siblings, Linda Black Boles (Bill), Donald George Black Jr. (Rebecca) and Lewis Dean Black (Linda), and a large extended family of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends galore.
Private family services and life celebration will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Advance Fire and Rescue, 1869 NC Hwy 801 S, Advance, NC 27006
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“More precious was the light in your eyes than all the roses in the world.”

Mary Elizabeth Jones Hensley

Mary Elizabeth Jones Hensley, 95, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022.

Hensley was born on Dec. 2, 1927, in Roanoke, Virginia, to the late Ernest Albert Jones and Clara Lawrence Jones. She graduated from Lewisville High School in 1946, where she excelled in basketball, high jump and speech competition. After high school, she eloped in June to marry her high school sweetheart, Marvin Allen Hensley.

Proverbs 31:10-31 describes a virtuous woman who is also kind, hardworking, talented and greatly loved by her husband and family. This also describes the life well lived by Hensley, spending most of her years since 1956 in the village of Clemmons with her beloved husband Marvin, who preceded her in death on March 7, 2013. She recently resided at Mallard Ridge Assisted Living in Clemmons.

Retired from Singer Company after 31 years, she served as manager, buyer, salesperson and sewing instructor. She was an accomplished seamstress and quilter who served in quilting ministry. Hensley served her community in leadership roles with Community Development, Clemmons Civic Club Auxiliary, Home Demonstration, PTA, and local and regional Girl Scouts. Through her community service, she enhanced many lives. She was a life-long member of the Church of Christ and a devoted Christian example to all who knew her.

Hensley will be remembered for her love of family and church, her dedication to her husband, her strong work ethic, her timeless energy and playful smile as she danced the Charleston or clogged. She will also be remembered for many wonderful meals she so lovingly prepared for her family, neighbors and friends.

Hensley is survived by her daughters, Connie Hensley Steinberg, Deborah Hensley Wilson (Thomas) and Joyce Hensley Cobb (Robert, deceased); brother, Glenn Allen Jones; and her husband’s sister, Brenda Hensley Anderson (Grady, deceased). She was known as Memaw, Meme, Grandma and Grammy and deeply loved each of her grandchildren, Heather Darlene Wilson (Adam Alphin), Brent Wayne Wilson (Catherine), Randall Allen Steinberg, Johnnie Dixon Cobb II and Clara Elizabeth Cobb; and her great-grandchildren, Thomas Glenn Alphin, William Zachary Alphin and step-great-granddaughter Yumi Alphin. Hensley was a loving aunt to Pamela Blanc, Stephen Frye, Beverly Carter, Keith Carter, Michael Carter, Sonya Kellar, Phillip Barton, Donna Wishon, Gordon Jones, Gregory Jones, Stacy Jones, Michael Jones and Dena Hawks.

In addition to her husband and parents, Hensley was preceded in death by her stepmother, Etta Hayes Jones; brothers, Clyde Leroy Jones (June, deceased), Albert Edward Jones, (Peggy, deceased) and Jerry Ray Jones; and stepsister, Peggy Swaim. She was also preceded in death by her husband’s parents, Fred Franklin Hensley and Grace McHargue Hensley; and by his siblings, Arvel Spease Hensley (Olene, deceased), Ella Hensley Frye (Raymond, deceased) and Dorotha Hensley Carter (Gene).

Hensley’s life was full and honorably lived. As stated in 2 Timothy 4:7, it can be said of Hensley: “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.”

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023, at Boyer’s Chapel Church of Christ, with Mr. James Percival and Pastor Wallace Cole officiating. A committal service will immediately follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends the night prior on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, from 6-8 p.m. at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Boyer’s Chapel Church of Christ or to the charity of your choice.

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• Neeltje “Nel” Uittenbogaard, 80, beloved mother, grandmother and sister went to be with her heavenly father on Dec. 31, 2022.

• Timothy Bunker, 68, went to rest on Dec. 28, 2022.

• Lynn Wilson Abernethy, 77, passed away Dec. 27, 2022.

 Eric Moody, 52, of Winston-Salem passed away Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022, at his home.

• Hazel Robertson Fishel, 90, of Winston-Salem, passed away Sunday, Dec. 25, 2023, at Trellis Hospice Home.

• Joe Mark Leagans, 73, passed away peacefully at the Nursing Home on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022.

Danny Gray Alverson Sr., 63, of Clemmons entered the gates of Heaven surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022.

• Shelby Jean Simmons Gregory, 86 of Advance passed away peacefully Dec. 21, 2022, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.

Vicki Lynn Sink, 54, of Mocksville passed away unexpectedly at her residence on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2022.

Barry Lee Frey, 69, of Mocksville passed away Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022.

• Bonnie Lynn Burhenne Terry, 75, of Lewisville formerly of New Suffolk, N.Y., peacefully passed away Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022.

• Thomas “Taylor” Fain, 87, of Clemmons went to be with his Lord and Savior on Dec. 14, 2022.