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Clyde Aaron Tesh, 81, beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away Wednesday, May 5, 2004 at Brookstone Terrace in Clemmons. Mr. Tesh was born in Forsyth County to the late Charles Romulus and Eva Doub Tesh on July 18, 1922. He was the youngest son of seven children all whom preceded him in death. Mr. Tesh was a 1939 graduate of Clemmons High School and remained in the Clemmons area for the majority of his life. On December 2, 1942, he married Carolyn Lonsford who also preceded him in death on May 14, 1992. Mr. Tesh served his country in the Coast Guard during World War II and retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1980.

Upon his retirement he enjoyed farming and helping his friends. Many people will remember his acts of kindness and the abundant love he had for his neighbors and friends. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his children and family. Mr. Tesh was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church and his involvement in his church was a source of great pleasure and joy for him. At Cornerstone he was a member of a gospel quartet that performed songs of inspiration to many churches in the community.

Mr. Tesh is survived by two sons, Don and wife Joy of Houston, TX and Steve and wife, Carlene of Winston-Salem, NC; four grandchildren, Andrea Strader of Winston-Salem, Lesley Tesh of Houston, TX, Susannah Johnston and husband Jeff also of Houston and Scott Tesh and fiancˇ Amy Grieshaber of Dallas, TX.; two step-grandchildren, Jason Goins and wife Tina of Lexington and Ashley Goins of Winston-Salem. He had two great-granddaughters, Hannah McElyea of Houston and Grayson Elizabeth Tuttle of Winston-Salem; one step-great-granddaughter, Skylar Goins of Lexington, NC.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, May 8 at Cornerstone Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles H. Martin officiating. Burial will follow at Westlawn Gardens of Memory in Clemmons. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 preceding the funeral at the church. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Cornerstone Baptist Church, 4507 Thomasville Rd., Winston-Salem, NC 27107. The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude and thanks to the staff at Brookstone Terrace for all the care and love that was shown to Mr. Tesh. Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel is in charge of arrangements.



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