Deaths for the week of June 8

Published 12:39 pm Tuesday, June 6, 2023

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Pamela Ann Alspaugh

April 21, 1951 to May 30, 2023

Pamela was also known as “Prissy” to her family and “Pammie” to her closest friends. She grew up in Forsyth County where she attended high school at West Forsyth. She retired from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center where she worked caring for the primates at the research center. Pamela was preceded in death by her parents, George Miller Alspaugh and Marjorie Cox Alspaugh. She was also preceded in death by the love of her life, Timothy “Gov” Williams.

Pamela’s life took her on countless adventures. In her younger years, she was an avid horseback rider spending weekends in Love Valley. Pamela had a love for hybrid tea roses and she spent hours meticulously taking care of more than 20 varieties. She was an animal lover and had many furry companions, the last one being her special dog, Katie, who never left her side.

Left to cherish her memory are her sister, Diana Alspaugh Etchison (Steve), brother, Jake Alspaugh (Dottie), nieces and nephews, Jodi Fisher (Jerry), Josh Etchison, Jill Goldbach (Jason), Ryan Alspaugh (Alexandra), and two great-nephews, Judd Goldbach and Jace Goldbach.

Her two best friends, Rita Sweat and Sandy Hayes Beaver (Mark), made her last days comfortable and brought peacefulness. A person could not have better friends or more wonderful caregivers.

The family would like to thank Mountain Valley Hospice in Yadkinville for their kind service, and a special thank you to Yolanda Reed, CNA.

There will be no formal service. In remembrance of Pamela, please consider a donation to Mountain Valley Hospice,, and Forsyth Humane Society

• There will be a memorial service for Barbara Hunter Rickard at 2 p.m. on June 11, 2023, at Clemmons United Methodist Church.

• Larry Wayne Williams, 61, passed away on Friday, June 2, 2023, at Forsyth Medical Center.

• Mrs. Susan Lynn Keller Cowick, 49, passed away Thursday June 1, 2023, at Forsyth Medical Center.

• Sandra Lee Rundall Giffen passed away quietly at home after a long illness on May 31, 2023, with her family at her bedside.

• Peggy Louise Davis Williams completed her lifelong journey when she entered into the presence of her Holy Savior in the early morning hours of May 29, 2023.

• Mrs. Burke Arehart Jensen, 84, passed away Monday, May 29, 2023, at her residence.

• Mr. Burton Eugene Brown Jr., 61, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 28, 2023, at his residence.

• Stephanie Annette Kimel, 54, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2023.

• Mrs. Jeanette Ersa Lyons Jessee, 79, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2023, at her home.

• Mr. Brian Gray Bodenheimer, 49, passed away unexpectedly at his residence on Friday, May 26, 2023.

• Walter Ralph Marshall Jr., 78, passed away at his home on May 25, 2023.

• Mrs. Isa Gaye Hiatt Dunn, 86, of Advance, passed away Friday, June 2, 2023, at Forsyth Medical Center.

• Mrs. Evelyn “Ann” Anderson Folds, 84, of Mocksville passed away Sunday, May 28, 2023.

• Mr. Thomas Jefferson King Jr., 91, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2023.

• Mr. Archie Reece Alexander, 75, of Pfafftown passed away Thursday, June 1, 2023, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.

• Mrs. Sarah Marie Hiatt Yates, 33, quietly passed away Friday, May 26, 2023, at her parents’ home in the company of her loving husband.

• Bonnie Dean Bradshaw Ford, 87, passed away on May 28, 2023 in Winston-Salem.