Deaths for the week of March 16

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 14, 2023

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Gid George Cornatzer

Mr. Gid George Cornatzer, 80, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born in Forsyth County on Aug. 22, 1942, to the late John Charles and Margaret Dorse Cornatzer. Cornatzer served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War as a munitions system specialist. Upon his release from active duty, he spent 30 years with the Winston-Salem Police Department where he retired as a captain. He completed his undergraduate and master’s degrees while working full time. Cornatzer was a master scuba diver and traveled the world to dive with Truk Lagoon in Micronesia being his favorite location. In retirement, he continued his love of travel, visiting Australia, China, Ireland, Egypt and Turkey among other spots. When not traveling, he enjoyed woodworking and being active outside. He was a beloved father and husband. Preceding him in death were his many brothers and sisters. Surviving is his wife of 55 years, Sandy Hall Cornatzer; daughter Shannon Cornatzer Lawrence (Kent) as well as several nieces and nephews. A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. on March 25, 2023, at his home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Clemmons First Baptist Church, PO Box 279 Clemmons, NC 27012. Online condolences may be made at

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• Dr. Stephen C. Beuttel passed away in his sleep at home on March 10, 2023.

• Ruth Sims Carter, 96, passed away peacefully on March 11, 2023.

• Ms. Vicky Hill Beaver, 67, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2023.

• Mrs. Phyllis Ona McCurdy Robbins, 75, passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.

• Mr. Harry Decoy Hartley, 102, passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2023.

• Jimmy Dale Godwin, 54, of Lewisville passed away Monday, March 6, 2023.

• Eric Lee Gray, 57, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 6, 2023.

• Dr. Donald M. Farrow passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2023.

• On March 4, 2023, Ian Charles Romaine, 8, left his earthly body to live forevermore in the presence of his greatest hero, his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

• Thomas Dorian Nelson, 45, gained his wings on March 4, 2023.

• Joan Laurel Stefanowicz, 81, of Clemmons passed away the morning of March 5, 2023.