The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

February 21, 2013



TARBORO — MACCLESFIELD — Mildred Ellis Winstead, 85, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the First Christian Church of Macclesfield by the Rev. Melissa Acres.

Mrs. Winstead was a member of Good News Advent Christian Church. She was also a member of the Macclesfield Womans’ Club, CWF, and the Home Demonstration Club. She was a civic leader who was very instrumental in helping start the Macclesfield Park. She and her late husband, Ralph Winstead, owned and operated JT Winstead & Company in Macclesfield for many years.

She is survived by two daughters, Elsie Winstead, MD of St. Louis, Mo. and Mary Winstead of Greenville; a son, Ralph Woodard “Woody” Winstead, Jr. of the home; eight grandchildren: Emily Pohlman, Will Pohlman, Sarah Pohlman, Katie Pohlman, Megan Jablonski, Zachary Winstead, Jordan Winstead, and Holden Winstead; two sisters: Jessie Worthington and Nancy Daughtridge both of Fountain and a brother, Jim Ellis, of Fountain.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Good News Advent Christian Church.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements under the direction of Farmville Funeral Home.