Foundation welcomes new board members

Published 9:43 am Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Davie Community Foundation Board of Directors welcomed two new members and a former member in January as they met for the 2017 Planning Day.

Amanda Cranfill and Dan Womble will serve on the board through December 2019. Phil Fuller will serve another three-year term.

Dr. Joel Edwards will lead the board in 2017, serving as chair; Dr. Chris Owens will serve as vice chair; Jane Brookshire as secretary; and Joan Woodard, CPA as treasurer.

“We look forward to an exciting year with these leaders at the helm,” said Jane Simpson, president. “We look forward to completing the 5n5 Community Impact Challenge, continuing support for the Healthy Davie Initiative; and making decisions about the future use of the former bike shop. It should be a fast-paced year.”

Amanda Cranfill is a lifelong resident of Davie County. After graduating from Bob Jones University, she began her real estate career in 1999. She is the founder of the Hillsdale Real Estate Group.

A parent volunteer at Shady Grove Elementary School, she enjoys being involved in her children’s lives. This year she will once again chair the 9th annual Olin C. Cranfill Memorial Golf Tournament at Oak Valley, which benefits a nursing student scholarship fund.

Recently elected to serve on the board of governors for Bermuda Run Country Club, she plays an active role in the Ladies Tennis Association, which serves to promote programs that support an active lifestyle in her community. In December, the LTA co-hosted a Christmas luncheon that raised more than $7,000 for A Storehouse for Jesus.

In previous years, she co-hosted tennis tournaments at Bermuda Run to raise funds and awareness for the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.

When she and her husband, Darren, a local real estate attorney, are not in the office, they enjoy spending time with their children, Ali (10) and Luke (7), playing tennis, traveling, and fishing. The Cranfills attend Calvary West in Advance, where they serve together in Children’s Ministries and the First Impressions Hospitality Group.

Dan  Womble was born in Wake County and grew up in Clemmons. He has lived in Davie County since 1994.He is an attorney and has practiced law for 30 years with an office in Clemmons since 1988. His law practice focuses primarily on estate planning, administration of estates, real estate and small businesses.

He graduated from West Forsyth High School and holds bachelor’s and Juris Doctor degrees from Wake Forest University.

He has been involved in the community for the past 30 years being a past member of the Clemmons Jaycees, Rotary Club and chair of the West Area Chamber of Commerce (1995).

He is a member of the Davie County Chamber of Commerce and is active in his church, Ardmore Baptist, serving as a deacon and chair of committees.

He is married to Jan Womble and they have three children, all of whom graduated from Davie High School.

Phil Fuller moved to Davie County when he was 14 and never left. He graduated from Davie County High School and then earned an associate’s degree in welding technology.

He knew he wanted to start a welding business as a young man and took the necessary steps to make it happen. He started Fuller Welding and Fabricators in 1972, at the age of 19, in a 40-by 40-foot tin shed. He will celebrate 45 years in business in 2017 with a company that employs 22. He has also started two other companies along the way.

He is a strong supporter of A Storehouse for Jesus, has served on the Davie County Planning Board for seven years, and is an active member of Hardison United Methodist Church where he serves in a variety of roles. He was a member of the Davie Community Foundation Board for seven years, serving as chair for two before stepping away for a short time.

He and wife Darlene have three children and five grandchildren, who all live in Davie County.

The board expressed its gratitude to retiring directors Hank Van Hoy, Richard Williams and George Webb.

“We hope they will remain ambassadors to the Community Foundation for many years,” Simpson said.

Webb was chair of the board.

“Thanks to George’s leadership the Foundation experienced its largest growth since inception in 2016. George’s dedication to Davie County and its Community Foundation will be truly be missed,” Simpson said. “Davie Community Foundation is growing our future now.”

Questions and/or requests for additional information about the Davie Community Foundation may be directed to Simpson, 336-753-6903,; PO Box 546, Mocksville; or visit