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Mildred Ruth Brawley Hoots

November 12, 1926 — September 14, 2023

Silas Creek Chapel

Mildred Ruth Brawley Hoots

Mildred Brawley Hoots, of Winston-Salem, passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2023.  She was born in Rutherford College (Burke County) on November 12, 1926, to Samuel and Bernice (Cook) Brawley. Mildred graduated from Wilkes High School and later worked at Southern Bell Telephone Company before becoming a homemaker.  Mildred was an expert seamstress, furniture refinisher, artist (oil painter), Sunday School teacher, and Forsyth County Home Extension instructor. She was a loving caregiver to family members and provided meals and assistance to anyone in need. She had a love of music, especially singing in the church choir and with her beloved sisters. Mildred was a member of College Park Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years, Robert Hoots; sisters, Louise Gunter, Edith Woody, Dorothy Cummings, Betty Agresta, Fannie Sizemore, Pat Martin; and brothers, Frank Brawley, Bud Brawley, Bob Brawley and Jim Brawley. Mildred is survived by two faithful daughters and their supportive husbands, Melinda and Stan Tedder, and Teresa and Ernie Driver. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Cyndi Clark (Kevin) and Colton Driver (Jessie); four great-grandchildren, Hunter (Sarah) Clark, Walker Clark, Kira Driver, and Aiden Driver; and two great-great grandchildren, AJ Clark and Emma Clark. Mildred is also survived by her sister, Peggy (Bill) Clarkson; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM on Saturday, September 16, 2023, at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, September 17, 2023, at College Park Baptist Church, with Rev. Ramon Smith officiating. Burial will take place at 11:00 AM on Monday, September 18, 2023, at Forsyth Memorial Park. Special thanks to Dr. Betsy English for her excellent medical care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to College Park Baptist Church, 1701 Polo Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106.

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Past Services


Saturday, September 16, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Silas Creek Chapel - Hayworth-Miller Funeral Homes & Crematory

3315 Silas Creek Pkwy, Winston-Salem, NC 27103

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Funeral Service

Sunday, September 17, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

College Park Baptist Church

1701 Polo Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27106

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Monday, September 18, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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