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David Mcclanahan

Oct 09, 1957 - Nov 29, 2023

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Winston-Salem, NC

David Neil McClanahan of Winston-Salem passed away on November 29th, 2023. He was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina to David Stewart McClanahan and Doris New Matthews McClanahan on October 9, 1957. Neil was reared in King, North Carolina and graduated from South Stokes High School in 1975. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University in 1979 and was a licensed professional engineer. Neil had a range of interests that included railroads, food an...Read More

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Ella Bush

Nov 17, 1942 - Feb 26, 2024

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Winston-Salem, NC

Ella Bush, 81 of Lexington, North Carolina passed away on Monday morning, February 26, 2024 at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Her obituary will be available soon, once completed by the family. Homegoing celebration will be on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 2:00 PM Great Commission Community Church with family visitation at 1:00 PM.

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Gordon F. Gibson

Apr 21, 1941 - Feb 19, 2024

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Winston-Salem, NC

Sunrise, April 21,1941 Sunset, February 19,2024 Gordon F. Gibson, (82), from Winston-Salem, NC, formerly from Vernon, Ct, left this World for the Heavenly World on February 19,2024 at Willow Valley Nursing Home after battling Dementia and pneumonia. Gordon, also known as Gordy, was born to Gordon Joseph and Pearl Fredericks Gibson, on April 21,1941 in Hartford, Ct. He was in 4H and loved raising goats. He played in the marching band, graduated from Rockville High School and UCONN. He started basic training in the US Air Force before receiving a medical discharge. He met Leona D. Wilson through the Grange. They got married February 3,1968 and had two daughters, Sharon Lea and Dawn Marie. The two later got divorced but stayed friends. He worked for the State of Ct. in the Land Acquisition Department buying land for the state. After retiring from the state he started his own business called Right Away Acquisitions and Management, working with private companies to acquire land rights. He worked on the Wapping Fair for over 50 years along with the Ct. Fair Association, including inspected other fairs. He worked on the Big E for many years. He was a former member of the Freemasons and Eastern Star. He was a member of the International Right of Way Association (IRWA) and South Windsor Jaycees. He was a past master and member of Vernon Grange and the State Grange at all levels. He was a former Chairman of the Vernon Conservation Commission. He was one of the founders of the Ct. Farmland Trust, and helped to preserve farms, including Elizabeth Montgomery’s farm in Ct. He lobbied in Washington DC and Ct to preserve farmland. He was on the Board of Directors at the Strong Farm. He loved his trips to Alaska, San Francisco, California, many trips to Washington DC, Canada and annual trips to NC at Christmas time. Gordon is predeceased by his parents and both sets of grandparents. His ex-wife Leona D. Wilson also predeceased him. Gordon is survived by his two daughters, Sharon Lea Gibson (Jack Coltey,Jr), from Winston-Salem, NC and Dawn M. Vallieres (Ken Sheffield), from Winston-Salem, NC. He is also survived by six grandchildren and one step granddaughter, Gregory Holmes (Alexis), from Cape Coral, Fl; Christina Foster (Chris), from Amston,Ct.; Justin Tarr (Jillian), from Brooksville, Fl.; Patrick Coltey (Theresa), from Lewisville, NC.; Katherine Coltey (Jacob), from Winston-Salem, NC.; Gabrielle Vallieres from Winston-Salem, NC.; and step granddaughter Danielle Coltey from Winston-Salem, NC. He is survived by fifteen great grandchildren, Izabella, Nadsir, Anastasia, Ezekiel (Christina) from Ct.; Ethan, Aiden (Danielle); Magnolia (Katherine); Emery (Patrick), all from NC; Emmett, Delilah, Oliver, Sonny (Gregory); Amelia, Grace, and Avery (Justin), all from Fl. He is also survived by a few cousins. He liked watching British comedies like “Keeping up Appearances” and “As Time Goes By”. He liked the Keystone Cops”. And the movie, “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World”. He let his two daughters talk him into raising two baby chickens as pets. He also loved his fur babies, Red, Patches, Mittens, and Horace, all who predeceased him. Burial services will be private both in North Carolina and Connecticut at later dates to be announced. In lieu of flowers, Please make donations to Ct Farmland Trust at https://ctfarmland.org. Share this tribute

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Mrs. Criscoe

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Winston Salem, NC

Mrs Criscoe was born in Davidson County NC , Lived in Randolph County NC She passed away at Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem NC Mrs Criscoe is survived by Daughter Tina Klass Swaim of Trinity NC Son Scott Anthony Klass Of Archdale NC. 5 Grandchildren Ethan Klass, Zhonna-Tae Swaim, Angela Hamm, Joseph Delcorpo, and Bennie Lee Kinley III 7 Great Grandchildren Bryson Berrier, Hunter Roach, Riley Delcorpo, Vincent Delcorpo, Chloe Delcorpo, Savannah Hamm, and Grayson Hamm, also her brother Jerry Don Hill and wife Elaine Hill. Her beloved dog Gracie May, bird Booger, and several adopted cats. Mrs Criscoe is Proceeded in Death by her mother Vellie Hill and father Elwood Hill; her brothers Dale Roger Hill , Darrell Franklin Hill and husband Howard Woodruff Criscoe. She Loved her puzzles , listening to CCR and Enjoyed life to the fullest. Share this tribute

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Elizabeth Grey Leonard Miller

Oct 13, 1945 - Feb 25, 2024

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Winston Salem, NC

Elizabeth Grey Leonard Miller better known as “Libby”, 78, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Sunday, February 25, 2024 at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem, NC after a valiant battle with melanoma. Libby was born in Davidson County, North Carolina on October 13, 1945, to the late Paul Waitman Leonard and Alma Arlene Swing Leonard. Libby graduated from Lexington Senior High School and was a retired Property Manager for Community Management/Green Hill Apartments. She was a past member of Shiloh Methodist Church, where she held numerous positions, such as choir director and pianist. Libby was a devoted mother first and foremost. She treasured her children and embraced every moment she had with them. She especially loved her role as Nana. She had a vibrant personality and a contagious laugh and always made those around her happy. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and family, shagging, beach and mountain trips, baking delicious bread, gardening, and watching her Carolina Tarheels! Libby was a beloved daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and friend who touched the lives of all who knew her. You were our peace, our laughter, our tears, our home, and mostly, our love. Libby was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Harold Dean Leonard. She is survived by her son, Christopher Todd Leonard (Gerry Sedillo); daughter, Tiffany Leonard; four grandchildren, Austin Leonard, Ciara Leonard, Paul Leonard, Sarah Horne (Brandon), one great granddaughter, Charlie Horne, one niece, Julie Leonard, and her two very special lifelong friends, Phyllis Finger and Frances Garner. The family will have a Celebration of Life Memorial Service on March 9, 2024, at 2:00pm, at Davie Burial and Cremation Chapel in Lexington, with Pastor Reggie Hunt, officiating. The family will greet friends for a short time, immediately following the service. The family requests that memorials be made to the Melanoma Research Foundation. We at Davie Burial and Cremation Services of Lexington are honored to be serving the Miller family. Online condolences may be left at www.daviefunerallexington.com

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Barbara C. Martin

Sep 01, 1937 - Feb 25, 2024

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Winston-Salem, NC

"Barbara C. Martin Of Matthews Mrs. Martin, 86, passed away on February 25, 2024. Virginia Barbara Martin was born in Henry County, Virginia to Harry Treavor Cox and Irene (Spangler) Cox. Barbara married her high school sweetheart, J.C. and was his biggest cheerleader supporting his baseball career while they lived in Chicago. She was a dedicated mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She taught at Triton College in River Grove, IL for 15 years. They later moved to Winston-Salem where she volunteered at Storehouse for Jesus. Barbara loved to cook and entertain often hosting entire sports teams of her children and their friends, all were welcome, the more the merrier. She dedicated her life to serving her Lord, family and others. She was always the first to reach out to those in need. She loved to share her faith and answered phones after the Billy Graham crusades. She is survived by her beloved husband of 67 years, J.C. Martin; children, Jay Martin (Pam), Bonnie Isaacson (Bond) and Kim Jorden (Jim); grandchildren, Bond (Emily), Ben (Grace), Madelyn (Josh), Trey (Mary), Drew (Brittany), Hartley and Cole; great-grandchildren, Sophia, Magnolia, Isabel, Jackson, Bear, Drew and Harrison; siblings Juanita Ramsey, Frances Hundley, Clara Mize (Jackie) and Kennon Cox (Martha). Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Irene and Harry Cox; seven of her siblings, Lorena Compton, Helen Eggleston, John, Tom, Sunnybuck and Jesse Cox. A Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held March 25th, 11:30am at First Baptist Matthews, followed by lunch in the Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Storehouse for Jesus, 675 East Lexington Road, Mocksville, NC 27028"

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Robert McKinley Cheves

Jun 30, 1956 - Feb 12, 2024

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Winston-Salem, NC

Robert McKinley Cheves, 67, of High Rock Lake Lexington, NC and Merida Mexico, passed away February 12, 2024 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Robert was born to Jesse and Kathelene (Jay & Kat) Cheves on June 30, 1956 and grew up in Jamestown, NC, graduating from Ragsdale High School in 1974. He immediately took a summer job in a hot warehouse without windows, and that misery was what led him to the understanding that he would find something he loved and excel in it. He graduated in 1977 with honors from Cape Fear Technical Institute in Wilmington, NC with a degree in Marine Construction. Soon after, he left for his first plane ride to begin work on a 9 mile pier into the Persian Gulf in Saudi Arabia. The company wanted someone they could train themselves in Engineering and that was the beginning of a career that ended up being the perfect match.Robert was not only a tireless worker, but a visionary leader who made invaluable contributions to the professional landscape, notably as the Vice President of Caldive for Latin America and as a consultant for the esteemed Mexican company, Arendal. His dedication and commitment were not only evident in the boardroom, but also in the lasting impact he left on the lives of colleagues and associates. His professional life took him all over the world. He never boasted of these accomplishments, but he did boast of his family. The gift of 2 sons, Jake and Luke Cheves, brought him immense joy.In 2011, Robert married Flor on the beautiful beach at Ambergris Caye in Belize. There to join the celebration were his boys and new step-daughter, Gaby Payeras, sister Laura and Bobby Craven, and friends, Chris and Donna Bullins.They blended their beautiful families and became a close unit. He was so in love with Flor and would speak of how she took such loving care of him and the family and she had the same sentiments to say of him. He was so proud of his sons and stepdaughter as they grew and are navigating lives and careers of their own, and still share a close and caring relationship together.He and Flor enjoyed making a home in Merida, Yucatan traveling throughout Mexico, the US and Belize. His house at High Rock was truly his home and he took pride in making the homeplace beautiful. Robert was generous and loved to entertain friends and family.He was pre-deceased by his parents, Jay and Kat Cheves and brother-in-law Bobby Craven.His spirit will be carried on by a family so thankful to have enjoyed his love, wit and wisdom are wife Flor Cheves, sons Jake Cheves of San Diego, CA and Luke Cheves of Santa Monica, CA and stepdaughter Gaby Payeras of Merida Mexico, siblings Donna (Mike) McLauchlin of Greensboro, NC, Ron (Julie) Cheves of Murrells Inlet, SC, Laura Craven of Colfax, NC and Lisa (Kenny) Rumph of Charlotte, NC. His beloved mother-in-law, Lidia Ocana and brothers and sisters in law, Dulce, Rosalba, Elvira, Marcos and Miguel (Carbajal). Also a boat load of nieces and nephews and their children, and cousins galore.Memorials can be made payable to the American Cancer Society and mailed to Attn: Relay For Life of the Triad-UC7Y3Q PO Box 11796 Charlotte, NC 28220.

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Miss. Tyniece C. Sutton

Sep 02, 1995 - Feb 04, 2024

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Winston-Salem, NC

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."John 3:16 With heavy and sorrowful hearts, we the staff and management of R. Swinson Funeral Services along with the Sutton and extended families announce the transition of Miss. Tyniece C. Sutton who passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2024, in Winston-Salem, NC. Funeral Services will be held on February 15th, 2024. Visitation at noon at Varick Auditorium on Livingstone College Campus. Funeral Services will begin at 1:00 p.m. at Varick Auditorium 701 W. Monroe Street Salisbury, NC. Let us keep the Sutton and extended family and friends in our thoughts and prayers during this time.

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Helen Hendricks Boon

Jan 12, 1930 - Feb 23, 2024

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Winston-Salem, NC

Helen Hendricks Boon passed away peacefully at Novant Forsyth Medical Center, Friday February 23, 2024. She lived at Bermuda Run in Advance for 50 years, spending the last 3 years of her life at Salemtowne’s Babcock Healthcare Center. Helen was born January 12, 1930 on the family farm in Franklin, Kentucky, the only child of Arthur and Anna Mary Hendricks. She is preceded in death by her parents, and her beloved husband of 52 years, Carl N. Boon. Helen attended 1st – 8th grade at a one-room schoolhouse near the family’s farm. During high school she was active in the 4-H Club, showing lambs in competition. In 1947, she was selected as one of two delegates for the state of Kentucky for the National 4-H Camp in Washington, DC. Helen was one of nearly 200 delegates from 45 states and Puerto Rico. She was also selected to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Upon graduating high school, Helen attended the University of Kentucky, eventually graduating from Western Kentucky University with a degree in Home Economics. After college, she attended a buyer training program and became a department store dress buyer, working in Nashville and St. Louis. Helen and Carl moved to Bermuda Run in 1972, where she became the consummate hostess. She spent many years entertaining and enjoying the company of friends in Garden Club, Bridge Club, Bunco, and her beloved Stitch ‘n Bitch group. She also enjoyed traveling the world with Carl and their friends, making the trek to Neyland Stadium for University of Tennessee football games, and traveling to and hosting cattle sales. In recent years, she delighted in the news and antics of her great-grandchildren, especially the only great-granddaughter, who she called the CEO. Surviving Helen is her daughter Melissa Quinley (John), stepson Trip Boon (Brenda), grandchildren Schuyler Zimmerman (Danny), Will Quinley (Molly), Jeffrey Boon, Ashley Boon Asher (Scott), and five great-grandchildren. A private family celebration of life will be held at a later date. Donations in Helen’s memory can be made to A Storehouse for Jesus, 675 Lexington Rd., Mocksville, NC 27028.

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Betty Jean Yokeley McKeown

Jan 16, 1929 - Feb 24, 2024

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Winston-Salem, NC

Mrs. Betty Jean Yokeley McKeown, 95, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday February 24, 2024. She was born to the late Joseph G. Yokeley and Elva Nading Yokeley on January 16, 1929, in Forsyth County, NC. Betty Jean loved cooking and reading, she was known for her famous chocolate fudge recipe. Betty Jean was very organized, strong, and caring, her family was very important to her. Along with her parents, Betty Jean is preceded in death by her loving husband R.J. McKeown and her brother Richard Yokeley. She is survived by her daughters Linda (Mike) Van Ormer, Joan Kimel, Judy (Eddie) Smitherman; sister Jane (William) Brock; granddaughters Suzanne Evans and Katie White; four great grandchildren; and a special friend and neighbor Tim Swift. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday February 28, 2024, at 2pm at Parklawn Memorial Park with Nephew Joey Yokeley officiating. In lieu of flowers that family asks that donations be made in Betty Jean’s memory to the Konnoak Lions Club 3180 Sides Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.

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Lettie Sue Waddell Duncan

Sep 08, 1936 - Feb 25, 2024

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Winston-Salem, NC

Lettie Sue Waddell Duncan, beloved mother, sister, aunt, and friend passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 25, 2024, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was 87 years old. During her bout with cancer, Sue showed us how to live with grace and great faith and courage. Sue was born September 8, 1936, in Alleghany County to the late Welter and Elsie Kirby Waddell. She graduated from Sparta High School in 1954 and then attended UNCG. Sue graduated from Kings Business College in Charlotte. Sue had a successful career in banking. She worked in Greensboro, North Wilkesboro and retired from Wells Fargo in Charlotte. Sue loved spending time with her family and friends. Sue was passionate about helping others. Sue attended Highland Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem and Bethel Presbyterian Church in Cornelius prior to her move to Winston. Over the years, Sue worked with a quilting group that made quilts for the homeless, participated in fundraising activities for a children’s home, worked in soup kitchens, and drove for Meals on Wheels. Sue loved others and she loved to help those in need. Sue was preceded in death by her parents and a nephew, Fred Hill. Survivors include her daughter, Donna Duncan of Charlotte; sister, Nellie Lee Waddell Hill of Dobson; two nieces, Nancy Hill of Dobson, and Cynthia Hensley (Roger) of Elkin; great-nephew, Daniel Hensley of Roaring River; great-niece, Christina Hensley of Atlanta; and two great-great nieces, Lizzy, and Ayla Hensley of Roaring River. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, March 4, 2024, at Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel with Dr. Roger Hensley and Pastor Randy Harris officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 2:00 pm prior to the service. A private graveside service will be held at Little Vine Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Dobson. Sue’s family is grateful for her many faithful and loving friends and their compassionate care and presence as she faced this final battle. Many thanks also to Sue’s private caregivers and the staff at Trellis Supportive Care and Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Highland Presbyterian Church, 2380 Cloverdale Ave NW, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 or to Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane Winston-Salem, NC 27103.

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