ADVANCE 07/01/1957 - 08/15/2018 William Michael Lucas, 61, returned to his heavenly home on August 15, 2018 after a valiant battle with cancer. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace. "Mike" was born July 1, 1957, in Greensboro, NC, to Vivian Marie Wrenn Lucas and the late William Junior Lucas. Mike attended Rockingham Community College, UNC-G and GTCC, obtaining a degree in business administration. He worked in the dialysis industry most of his career, starting out as a technician in the 1980's and worked 27 years for Fresenius Medical Care, North America, advancing to national service manager. He was responsible for a national team of managers and technicians who served the country with dialysis installations. Mike had the fortune to experience skiing in the French Alps, ride side by side with his wife on many Harley motorcycle adventures that included the costal highways of California and the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains. He rafted the rapids of the Gually River in West Va. and maneuvered race cars at speeds of 200 mph. Mike enjoyed creating life experiences with his children and grandchildren and special trips together with his wife, sister Kim and John Tysinger. Mike will be remembered best from his work family as a man of integrity, commitment to quality services and fairness to his work team. He will be remembered by family and friends as a man of organization, honesty, a resource on the ability to "fix anything" and his quick wit. He was an active member of Hillsdale United Methodist Church in Advance, NC. His church family watched him grow in his faith and understood that Jesus Christ is his savior. He is preceded in death by brother, Jerry Wayne Lucas. He leaves behind his loving companion and wife, Jo Ellen George Lucas, daughter, Sarah Michelle Smith (Nathan), stepson, Marcus Taylor Bell (Jessica), sister, Kim Lucas Tysinger, (Dr. John Tysinger), mother-in-law, Joyce Avery George and brother-in-law, John George. He was blessed with 3 beautiful granddaughters, Delilah Rose Bell, Lydia Taylor Bell and Salem Sutherland Smith. Mike was also blessed with many friends and family supporting him through this journey, including his daughter's mother, Sarah Riggs Lucas. The family will receive guests from 5-7 pm, Friday, August 17th at Frank Vogler and Son's Funeral Home in Clemmons, NC. A celebration of life officiated by Pastor Jerry Webb will take place Saturday, August 18th at 11 am at Hillsdale United Methodist Church in Advance, NC. A graveside service will be held at a later date at Westlawn Gardens of Memory in Clemmons. The family extends a special gratitude to the Wake Forest Baptist Cancer Center staff, Dr. Porosnicu and her team, Dr. Gabbard and Dr. McQuellan, for your care of our beloved Mike. We were blessed to have had you on Mike's team. Flowers will be appreciated or memorials made to Hillsdale United Methodist Baptism Site Fund.
Lucas, William Michael
Joiner, Audrey Ann Jenkins
ELKIN August 30, 1939 - August 15, 2018 Audrey Ann Jenkins Joiner, 78, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. She was born August 30, 1939 in Surry County to the late Oscar and Lorine Tise Jenkins. Audrey was a loving mother to so many and her faith touched many souls. The world has lost a beautiful person, but heaven has gained a beautiful angel. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Joiner; children, Lydia Joiner, Mike Joiner; brothers, Bill Jenkins, H.O. Jenkins, Jr. Surviving are her daughters, Libby (Tommy) Swaim, Linda (David) Phillips; grandchildren, Dustin (Lane) Bledsoe, Wendy (Nakoma) Smith, Laken (Joseph) Royall, Megan (Johnny) Cagigas; great-grandchildren, Lainey Smith, Natalie Smith, Colton Royall, Carson Royall; special nephews, Billy Wayne Jenkins, Randy Jenkins, Roger Jenkins, and other family members. Her funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, August 19, 2018 at Second Chance Church, 449 Bear Creek Church Road, Dobson, NC 27017, by the Rev. Terry Coe. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville, which is serving the Joiner family. Online condolences can be made at www.gentryfuneralservice.com.
Pegg, Henry Curtis "Pappaw"
PFAFFTOWN May 21, 1952 - August 14, 2018 Mr. Henry Curtis "Pappaw" Pegg, 66, passed away August 14, 2018 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born May 21, 1952 in Guilford County to the late Mildred Elizabeth Bolen Pegg, and Charles Leo Pegg. Curt loved all sports, his favorite being baseball. He was a Little League baseball coach for many years. Curt was in the steel business for many years, before retiring from Lyndon Steel Company after 15+ years of service. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, "Chuck" Pegg. Surviving are his loving wife of 47 years, Betty Eanes Pegg; one daughter, Misty Hatchell (Johnny); one son, Randy Pegg; seven grandchildren, Stephanie, Kayla, Taylor, Houston, Bailey, Taegen, and Jason; four great-grandchildren, Skyler, Mckenna, Michael, Paige, and Elliott; two sisters, and three brothers. A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Friday, August 17, 2018 at Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel with Rev. Daniel Hawtree officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:00 PM 1:45 PM prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Eastlawn Gardens of Memory in Kernersville. Online condolences may be made to www.hayworth-miller.com.
Brunt, Edrie Greene
WINSTON-SALEM Aug. 16, 1937 - Aug. 8, 2018 Ms. Edrie Greene Brunt, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family and friends, on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at the "young" age of 80. She was the fifth child of Dr. and Mrs. G.V. Greene of Davie County, being the baby of the family. Growing up in Fork, NC, she graduated from Mocksville High School and was an active member of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension. She furthered her education at High Point College, where she was a member of the Phi Mu sorority. Edrie spent 39 years in the health care profession, working for several prominent doctors in Winston-Salem. She was also a faithful member of New Philadelphia Moravian Church. While Edrie was previously married, she spent 30 wonderful years with Bob Colley. In addition to her parents, Edrie is preceded in death by her sister, Lucy Foard Greene Hubbard, brother Gene Harris Greene and his wife, Lib Greene, and brother G.V. "Bob" Greene. She is survived by her sweet sister Carmen Greene Price of Maitland, Florida, and sister-in-law Joyce Greene of Colfax, North Carolina, as well as loving nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and many adoring friends. Edrie's family greatly appreciates the loving care and friendship of Brenda Hackett, along with the wonderful nurses at Hospice. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 25 at 2:00 PM at New Philadelphia Moravian Church, followed by burial in God's Acre at the church. Edrie's family will receive friends in the fellowship hall afterwards. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 183 Fork Bixby Road, Advance, NC 27006, or the charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.
Foltz, Daniel Owen
WINSTON-SALEM Sep. 21, 1941 - Aug. 13, 2018 Daniel Owen Foltz, passed away on August 13, 2018 in the loving arms of his wife Gayle. He was born on September 21, 1941 in Masury, Ohio to Lewis and Emily Foltz. He served in the Navy for 20 years as an Operation Specialist. Daniel worked for Western Electric and was also an Electronic Servicing Instructor at Forsyth Tech for 20 years. He was founder of the Triad Live Steamers and was lovingly known as the "train man," as trains were his hobby and love since he was 8 years old. Daniel was a member of Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church where he served as a sound tech and was a member of the United Methodist Men. Daniel was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Emily Foltz; sister, Mae Ghrist; and brothers, Donald Foltz Sr., James Foltz and William Foltz, Sr. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Gayle; daughters, Lisa Marie Webster and Stephanie Gayle Todd (Bret); grandchildren, Cameron Scott Kiger (Ashley), Samantha Leigh Kiger Martin (Chaston), Preston Robert Todd, and Kaitlyn Nicole Todd; great-grandchildren, Daniel Reed Kiger, Colton James Kiger, Kaelyn Leigh Martin, and Ciaya Jean Martin; sisters-in-law, Cynthia Grastat (Herb) of Atlanta, GA, Margaret Owens of Farrell, PA, and Josephine Paul (Cliff) of Springfield, MA. He also had many loving nieces and nephews and a host of special friends. Sincere thanks to Dr. Timothy Collins and his staff at Novant Cancer Center and his hospice nurse Marsha and the teams of helpers at Hospice. The funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 18 at Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Forsyth Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. on Friday at Salem Funeral Home, Reynolda Chapel, 2951 Reynolda Road. Online condolences may be made through www.salemfh.com.
Johnson, Hazel Lee
WINSTON-SALEM June 27, 1923 - Aug. 14, 2018 Hazel Lee Johnson, 95, of Winston-Salem, passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2018. She was born June 27, 1923 in Wilkes County to Rebecca Gregory Johnson and Samuel T. Johnson. Ms. Johnson retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents; 14 brothers and sisters; a son, Kyle Gray and a granddaughter, Angela Jarrell. Surviving are a great-grandson, Michael Jarrell (Chelsea) of Tobaccoville; a great-granddaughter, Melissa Jarrell of King; a great-great-granddaughter, Madelyn Ray; a daughter-in-law, Madge Johnson of Reedy Creek; a sister, Evie "Sis" Combs of Gibsonville and a nephew, Ken Johnson (LaRue) of Pilot Mountain and several other nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 17, 2018 at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Rev. Fonda Younger officiating. Interment will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.
Reece, Billy Newsom
EAST BEND April 24, 1932 - August 14, 2018 Hallelujah! Billy Newsom Reece, born April 24, 1932, has reached his heavenly home. He left this world on August 14, 2018 after a battle with lung cancer. He spent the last part of his life surrounded by good friends and his family. His legacy will be carried on by his son, Billy Kern Reece; daughter, Melissa Reece Hutchens, daughter-in-law, Angela Wagoner Reece; and three granddaughters, Sarah Beth Reece, Summer Paige Hutchens, and Nikki Michelle Hutchens, along with the Ford family of Yadkin County and Hoge's of Alexandria, LA. He will be greeted in Heaven by his late wife, Vonda Ford Reece, as well as his mother, Annie Newsom Reece, father, William Franklin Reece, and sisters, Linda Reece Kinnerly and Mary Jane Hodge. He will be remembered for many things: his deep faith in God and love of Baltimore United Methodist Church in East Bend, NC; his service to our great country during the Korean War and up until his death as a member of Yadkin V.F.W. and the joy he found in good music, fast cars and motorcycles, and great friends. To celebrate his 86 years, a funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, August 18, 2018, 11:00 AM at Baltimore United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, August 17, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Gentry Family Funeral Service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to SECU Hospice Care Center of Yadkin or Baltimore United Methodist Church of East Bend, NC. Online condolences may be made to www.gentryfuneralservice.com. Gentry Family Funeral Service of Yadkinville is serving the Reece family.
Darnell, John Franklin
ELKIN September 3, 1927 - August 14, 2018 John Franklin Darnell, 90, of Elkin passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson. He was born September 3, 1927 in Wilkes County to Charlie Reece and Mary Couch Darnell. Mr. Darnell was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and the Carolina Ramblers Camping Club. He retired from Chatham Manufacturing. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruby Absher Darnell; brothers, Joseph Darnell, David Darnell, James Darnell, Isaac Darnell; sisters, Loraine Gentry, Vetrol Tucker, and Mozelle Cooper. Survivors include: his wife, Demie Johnson Darnell of the home; son, Barry Franklin Darnell and wife Mary of Elkin; daughter, Martha Swaim and husband Allen of Jonesville; 4 grandchildren, Renee Haraway, Rick Swaim, Brian Darnell, Scott Darnell; 9 great-grandchildren, Alyssa Hensley, Neelie Swaim, Erin Crater, Andrew Darnell, J. Max Swaim, Logan Darnell, Samuel Darnell, Zach Darnell, and Sarah Darnell. A funeral service will be conducted Friday, March 17, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Dr. Danny Dodds officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:30- 11:30 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church 4-G Fund, 593 Pleasant Hill Dr., Elkin, NC 28621. Online condolences may be made to www.elkinfuneralservice.com. Services entrusted to Elkin Funeral Service.
Allen, Richard Willson
RAMSEUR 07/10/1921 - 08/14/2018 Richard Willson Allen, 97, loving father and husband, formerly of Winston-Salem, NC, passed away August 14, 2018 at the The Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro. Richard was born July 10, 1921, in Winston-Salem, NC to John James Allen, Sr. and Annie Willson Allen. He graduated from Gray High School and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. The latter greatly influenced his life and his belief in democracy, his country and the freedoms that he fought to protect. After a long career with several automobile dealerships he retired from Bob Neill Pontiac. Richard loved spending weekends maintaining his lawn and house. Being a lifelong member of Home Moravian Church, he ushered for decades. Love of his country was apparent in his political discussions which centered on the premise that Americans should "ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country." He will be missed but always remembered for devotion to his country, love of God and family, and his strength of character-the only lasting legacy. Surviving are his wife of 76 years, Hazel Smith Allen; daughters, Angela Caviness (Mike) and Barbara Lineback (Jimmy); grandchildren, Leslie and Rodney Caviness, Gina Derrenbacher (Jesse), and Fane Lineback (Ben); and five great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 17, 2018 at Salem Moravian Graveyard in Winston-Salem, NC with Rev. Virginia Tobiassen officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Randolph Hospice House, PO Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204 or Home Moravian Church, 529 S. Church St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101. Friends may pay their respects from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Thursday at Salem Funeral Home, 120 South Main St., Winston-Salem or from 8:00-9:45 a.m. Friday prior to the service at Salem Funeral Home. Condolences may be made online at www.salemfh.com.
Gilmore, Willie McKinley
WALKERTOWN - Mr. Willie McKinley Gilmore, 91, passed away August 6, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 4:00pm Sunday, August 19, 2018 at the Russell Funeral Home Chapel with visitation at 2:30pm (RUSSELL).
WINSTON-SALEM February 10, 1936 - August 13, 2018 Mrs. Laverne Arrington, 82, transitioned from this life on Monday, August 13th at Surry Community Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born in Colquitt, Georgia, February 10, 1936, and was married to Norman Frank Arrington, Sr. who predeceased her in 1998. She is survived by 2 sons, Norman F. Arrington, Jr. (Cindy) and Michael David Arrington. She has 2 grandchildren, Sarah Elizabeth Arrington and Andrew Gregory Arrington. She was a wonderful homemaker, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and devoted wife. She loved to cook and was known for her banana pudding, potato salad, and tacos. Laverne spent the past year as a resident of Twelve Oaks Assisted Living in Mt. Airy, where she developed many lasting friendships. We are eternally grateful for their loving support and care. She will be remembered for her smiles and laughter and telling stories of her sons growing up. Special thanks also to Dennis and Bonnie, owners of the Fancy Gap Dress Shop on the Blue Ridge Parkway, for befriending Laverne where she loved to shop. Memorials may be made to the Activities Department at Twelve Oaks Assisted Living, 1297 Galax Trail, Mt. Airy NC 27030 c/o Brittany Buckley. Special thanks also to Surry Community Nursing & Rehabilitation and Mountain Valley Hospice for their loving care and support.
Knight, Virginia "Cotton"
KING August 23, 1928 - August 14, 2018 Virginia "Cotton" Knight, 89, of King passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2018 at Life Brite Community Hospital of Stokes in Danbury, NC. Born in Stokes County, she was the daughter of the late William Luther and Nonnie Viola Dunivant and was preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Jim" Henry Knight. Mrs. Knight was employed by Hardees for 17 years before becoming a homemaker and was a member of Stoney Ridge Baptist Church. Surviving include her daughter, Cathy Knight; son, Charles Knight and wife Christy; sisters, Polly Boles and husband Auburn, Nancy Martin, and Judy Carroll and husband Brent; brother, Hubert "Pete" Marshall; two grandchildren, Corey Knight and Kayla Knight; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6:00 8:00 pm on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at Slate Funeral Home in King, NC. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, August 17, 2018 at Boyles Chapel Primitive Baptist Church with Rev. Dean White, Elder Jeff Whitaker and Rev. Dr. Evelyn Lemons officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Floral tributes will be accepted or memorials may be made to Stoney Ridge Baptist Church, 1030 Stoney Ridge Rd., Westfield, NC 27053 or to Boyles Chapel Primitive Baptist C/O Brent Carroll, 1319 Falkenberry Rd., King, NC 27021. The family wishes to extend special thanks to the staff of Mountain Valley Living Center and Dr. Kirk Sanders and the staff of Life Brite Community Hospital of Stokes. Slate Funeral Home is honored to serve the Knight family. Online condolences may be left at www.slatefh.com.
Ayers, Ronnie Emmett
DANBURY 10/21/1956 - 8/12/2018 Ronnie Emmett Ayers, 61, passed away August 12, 2018 at Baptist Medical Center surrounded by his family. The family is honoring Ronnie's wishes and there will not be a service at this time. Ronnie was born October 21, 1956, to the late Jesse Emmett Ayers and Phoebe Turner Ayers in Patrick County, VA. His childhood was spent in Winston-Salem, where he attended Forsyth County Schools. After finishing school at North Forsyth High School, Ronnie joined the Army National Guard. He spent the years following his service in the Dayton, OH area. Ronnie returned to Winston-Salem in 2001 and reunited with his childhood sweetheart, Gloria Dawn Brown, in May of 2002. Ronnie and Dawn lived in Danbury, NC together for over 16 years. Ronnie enjoyed gardening, canning food, cooking, and eating. Ronnie loved his dogs and watching movies. One of his greatest accomplishments was raising his son, Anthony Brookshire, while he was living in Ohio. Ronnie had a great smile. He loved being with people and having good conversation. Ronnie was a unique individual that lived life "wide open." Survivors include the love of his life, Dawn Brown, of the home; a son, Anthony Brookshire and family; Dawn's children, Cale Brown and Lori Gibson; many grandchildren; brothers: William "Billy" D. Plaster, Donald K. Ayers and Sheila, and Michael W. Ayers and Patti, aunts, uncle, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. The family would like to thank Ronnie's "second family" at LifeBrite Hospital in Danbury for their loving care and patience over the years. Memorial contributions may be made in Ronnie's honor to the charity of your choice. Family and friends may sign, and view the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com.
Potts, Jason Matthew
LITTLE RIVER, SC August 10, 2018 Jason Matthew Potts, passed on to heaven's shore on August 10, 2018 in Little River, SC, where he lived. He grew up in Kernersville, NC and graduated Gospel Light Christian School in 2001. Matt is survived by his mother, Sandy Potts, of Kernersville, NC; father and stepmother, Mark and Molly Potts of Winston-Salem, NC; brother, Michael Potts of Newland, NC; sister Michelle Smith (Brandon) and two nephews, Easton and Hayden of Spring Lake, NC; two stepsisters, Bobbi Lynn Carpenter (Andrew) of Kernersville, NC and Brittany Brim (Brandon) of Walnut Cove, NC; paternal grandparents, Avalon and Marilyn Potts of Advance, NC; aunts and uncles, Terri Miller (David) of Advance, NC, Sherri Barnhardt (Tim) of Greensboro, NC, Kim Brown (Tom) of Mocksville, NC. Matthew is also survived by many special cousins and friends. The family would also like to thank Ron and Carol Keller, who were parents away from home. A memorial celebration of life was held at the Cherry Grove Fishing Pier on Thursday, August 16 at 7:30 p.m.; and a memorial service will be held at Gospel Light Baptist Church in Walkertown, NC on Tuesday, August 21, receiving of friends from 3:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. with service following. Rev. Frank Shumate officiating. A guestbook is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com. Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.