Obituaries

Previous Years Records (Prior to July 2018)

Notice of Death - Rev. David W. Lee

Retired Associate Member
Date of Death: 4/18/2019 | Date of Birth: 9/18/1937 | Clergy
We have received word of the Thursday, April 18, 2019 death of the Rev. David Wilcox Lee of Rutherfordton.  He is survived by his wife, Sibyl McDaniel Lee; three Daughters: Deborah Lee Lybarger (husband Jeff), Julia Lee Jackson, and Carolyn Lee Carter (husband Gary); two step sons: Bill McDaniel ...

Notice of Death - Mrs. Miriam E. Hudspeth

Widow of Rev. Powell L. Wilkins, Jr.
Date of Death: 4/14/2019 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the Sunday, April 14, 2019 death of Mrs. Miriam Eula Ervin Wilkins Hudspeth of Winston-Salem.  Beyond her connection to the conference as a clergy spouse, Miriam was employed by the Winston Salem District Office for 23 years until her retirement.  Miriam was preceded in ...

Notice of Death - Mr. M. Duane Franks

Spouse of Rev. Caroline R. Franks
Date of Death: 4/13/2019 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the Saturday, April 13, 2019 death of Mr. Michael Duane Franks of Greensboro.  He is survived by his wife, the Rev. Caroline R. Franks; two children, Manning and Farrelle; and his mother, Alva.  A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 20, ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Luther "Bud" Lawing

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 4/9/2019 | Date of Birth: 2/18/1934 | Clergy
We have received word of the Tuesday, April 10, 2019 death of the Rev. Luther Harold "Bud" Lawing, Jr. of Brevard.  Bud was recently preceded in death by his wife, Billie West Lawing.  He is survived by four children: Erin Lawing, Scott Lawing (Nancy), Kim Lawing, and Susan Lawing Barnes (Steve); ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Dr. Thomas R. Sigmon

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 4/5/2019 | Date of Birth: 4/4/1939 | Clergy
We have received word of the Friday, April 5, 2018 death of the Rev. Dr. Thomas Ralph Sigmon of Charlotte.  Tom is survived by his wife LaVon McCurry Sigmon; their children, Mary Beth Smart (husband Mike) and William Thomas Sigmon (wife Elizabeth); four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  A...

Notice of Death - Rev. Theodore A. Kirk

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 4/2/2019 | Date of Birth: 10/24/1931 | Clergy
We have received word of the Tuesday, April 2, 2019 death of the Rev. Theodore Abraham “Ted” Kirk of Black Mountain.  He was recently predeceased by his wife, Ruth Durrant Kirk in February, 2019, and preceded in death by his first wife, Kathryn Sandford Kirk, in 2001.  He is survived by two ...

Notice of Death - Mr. W. Alton Spicer

Spouse of Rev. Cindy Spicer
Date of Death: 3/31/2019 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the Sunday, March 31, 2019 death of Mr. William Alton “Al” Spicer of Danbury.  He is survived by his wife, the Rev. Cynthia J. Spicer.  A memorial service will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, April 13 at Snow Hill United Methodist Church in Danbury, followed by a luncheon. ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Richard B. Jarrett

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 3/29/2019 | Date of Birth: 5/17/1933 | Clergy
We have received word of the Friday, March 29, 2019 death of the Rev. Richard Bailey “Dick” Jarrett of Greensboro.  He is survived by his wife, Barbara Lee Palmer Jarrett; daughters, Robin Beth Jarrett (Wesley Norred) and Cindy Jarrett-Pulliam (Larry); two grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter....

Notice of Death - Rev. Dr. James W. Ferree, Sr.

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 3/26/2019 | Date of Birth: 6/14/1927 | Clergy
We have received word of the Tuesday, March 26, 2019 death of the Rev. Dr. James Walter Ferree, Sr. of Winston-Salem.  Dr. Ferree was preceded in death by his first wife, Nancy Moore Ferree in 1992, and by his second wife, Doris Humphrey Davenport Ferree in 2017.  He is survived by son, James W. ...

Notice of Death - Mrs. Mozelle S. Walker

Widow of Rev. Charles Walker
Date of Death: 3/25/2019 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the Monday, March 25, 2019 death of Mrs. Georgia Mozelle Smith Walker of Archdale.  She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Charles B. Walker, and infant daughter, Jeanette Kay Walker.  Surviving are three daughters: Ann Walker Allnutt, Janice Walker Allred ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Samuel R. Hinton

Retired Associate Member
Date of Death: 3/24/2019 | Date of Birth: 4/18/1944 | Clergy
We have received word of the Sunday, March 24, 2019 death of the Rev. Samuel Ray Hinton, Sr. of Greensboro and Lake Wales, Fla.  He is survived by his wife, Gail Jerman Hinton, and two sons, Samuel Ray Hinton, Jr. (wife Emily), and Stephen Randall Hinton.  Two memorial services were held for Sam: on...

Notice of Death - Rev. Dr. Charles E. Page

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 3/19/2019 | Date of Birth: 3/24/1928 | Clergy
We have received word of the Tuesday, March 19, 2019 death of the Rev. Dr. Charles Elbert Page of Winston-Salem.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Harrison Page.  Surviving are two daughters, Rebecca (husband, E.W. “Bill” Buchanan, Jr.) and Susan (husband, Richard D. Kane); two ...

Notice of Death - Mrs. Barbara T. Evans

Spouse of Rev. James H. Evans
Date of Death: 3/13/2019 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the death of Mrs. Barbara Ann Toney Evans on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.  Survivors include her husband, the Rev. James H. Evans; one son, Ronald S. Evans (wife Catherine); one daughter, Sharon Diane Benfield; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  A funeral ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Jody B. Campbell

Local Pastor, Serving in Uwharrie District
Date of Death: 3/10/2019 | Date of Birth: 8/4/1961 | Clergy
We have received word of the death of the Rev. Jody Boone Campbell of Lilesville, on Sunday, March 10, 2019.  Jody was preceded in death by his wife, Suellyn Campbell.  He is survived by several siblings and extended family.  A celebration of life service will be held privately by his family. A ...

Notice of Death - Mrs. Betty M. Manning

Spouse of Rev. Clay Manning
Date of Death: 2/24/2019 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the death of Mrs. Betty Gene Moore Manning on Sunday, February 24, 2019, at Arbor Acres in Winston-Salem.  She is survived by her husband, the Rev. C. Clay Manning; two daughters, Sue Manning Joyce (Drake) and Anna Manning Brown (Jim); two grandchildren; and two ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Kelly A. Creekmur

Retired Local Pastor, Serving in Appalachian District
Date of Death: 2/10/2019 | Date of Birth: 7/16/1951 | Clergy
We have received word of the sudden death of the Rev. Kelly Anthony Creekmur of Lenoir, on Sunday, February 10, 2019.  He is survived by his wife, Diane Scott Creekmur, and three sons: Scott Creekmur, Ryan Creekmur, and Jonathan Creekmur.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 16, at ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Carl E. McArn

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 2/8/2019 | Date of Birth: 8/14/1936 | Clergy
We have received word of the Friday, February 9, 2019 death of the Rev. Carl Edward McArn, Sr., of Cowpens, SC.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Vida, in 2018.  He is survived by two sons: Carl E. McArn, II and John McArn (Barbara); three daughters: Noor Kahn (Nadeem), Amanda McArn, and Dora ...

Notice of Death - Mrs. Anita C. McRacken

Spouse of Rev. Mark McRacken
Date of Death: 2/7/2019 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the Thursday, February 7, 2019 death of Mrs. Anita Marie Chislaghi McRacken of Mount Ulla.  She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Mark E. McRacken; a son, Joshua H. Nantz; and three stepchildren, Andrew, Molly, and Caroline McRacken.  A Celebration of Life service will be...

Notice of Death - Mrs. Ruth Durrant Kirk

Wife of Rev. Ted Kirk, and Widow of Rev. Charles Durrant
Date of Death: 2/7/2019 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the death of Mrs. Ruth Elizabeth Durrant Kirk, of Asheville, on Thursday, February 7, 2019.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, the Rev. Charles W. Durrant.  She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Theodore A. Kirk; four children: Margaret Grace Buchanan ...

Notice of Death - Mrs. Marlana L. Clodfelter

Spouse of Rev. Jim Clodfelter
Date of Death: 1/11/2019 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the Friday, January 11, 2019 death of Mrs. Marlana Carlton Leonard Clodfelter of Winston-Salem.  She is survived by her husband, the Rev. James P. Clodfelter, Jr.; three sons: Steven Carlton Clodfelter, Danny Paul Clodfelter (Susan Williams), and Nathan Gilmer Clodfelter ...

Notice of Death - Mrs. Evelyn D. Hawkins

Spouse of Rev. Thornton Hawkins
Date of Death: 1/4/2019 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the Friday, January 4, 2019 death of Mrs. Evelyn Grace Diggs Hawkins of Asheville.  She is survived by her husband, the Rev. W. Thornton Hawkins, and two daughters: Patrice Hawkins Sigmon (Allen) and Catherine Hawkins Hoffman (Roger).  She was preceded in death by her ...

Notice of Death - Mrs. Wanda S. Winecoff

Widow of Rev. George H. Winecoff
Date of Death: 1/2/2019 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the death of Mrs. Wanda Mae Sams Winecoff, of Clyde, on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.  She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. George H. Winecoff.  She is survived by three daughters, Mary Groh (Larry), Hannah Cabe (Dick), and Elizabeth Enloe (Randy); six ...

Notice of Death - Mrs. Ellen J. Bailey

Widow of Rev. Richard D. Bailey
Date of Death: 12/30/2018 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the death of Mrs. Ellen Joan Moir Bailey, of Charlotte, on Sunday, December 30, 2018.  She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Richard D. Bailey,  and a grandson, Benjamin.  She is survived by three children: Kimberly Cook (Raymond), Kent Bailey, and Mark Bailey ...

Notice of Death - Rev. Paul A. Sears

Local Pastor
Date of Death: 12/24/2018 | Date of Birth: 4/13/1956 | Clergy
We have received word of the Monday, December 24, 2018 death of the Rev. Paul Arthur Sears of Franklin, NC.  He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Callaghan Sears; three children, Meghan Ruth Sears, Ian Arthur Sears, and Wesley Sears; and two grandchildren.  A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 ...

Notice of Death - Mrs. Billie W. Lawing

Wife of Rev. Bud Lawing
Date of Death: 12/16/2018 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the Sunday, December 16, 2018 death of Mrs. Billie Sue West Lawing, of Brevard.  She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Luther H. [Bud] Lawing, Jr.; their children: Erin Lawing, Scott Lawing (Nancy), Kim Lawing, and Susan Lawing Barnes (Steve); and two grandchildren.  ...
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