Obituaries

Cox

June 5, 2019

Linda Rodden Cox, born December 23rd, 1947, went to be with the Lord Thursday, May 30th 2019, at age 71.
She is survived in life by her son Tracy Crews, grandchildren, Amber Crews, Cory Crews, Kelly Fischer, great grandchild, Harper Johnson, niece, Pamela Dean, special friends, Trina Hamby, Tammy Cook Roberts and loving pet Lucky.
Linda is preceded in death by her devoted husband Eddie Cox and son Chip Crews,
parents, Grady Rodden and Mary Francis Mayness, and loving pets Rocky, and Folie.
Linda’s interests included relaxing at Ocean Isle Beach, NC, Seashell Hunting, Learning new things, Cooking, Playing dominos and card games, Watching Movies, Spending time with family, Quilting, Gardening, Reading, and Elvis Presley.
Linda Cox was a member of First Christian Church Ministries in Kernersville, NC for many years before she moved to Anderson County, SC in 2015. She was a member of the Single Sisters/Red Hat’s Society in Kernersville, NC. In addition, Linda was a school bus driver for Winston-Salem Forsyth County School system. Years have gone by, and she can still relate so many life lessons back to when she drove a school bus. She loved her time there and the friends she made through the school system. She always had a story to tell, and she could always make you laugh. She loved her family. She enjoyed spending time with her son and grandchildren. She spent a lot of time throughout the year collecting funny gifts to give when she and her family played Dirty Santa on Christmas Eve. She could hardly contain her laughter when they opened the gifts. She was a true joy, and she was always willing to help someone learn something if she could. She always found her peace and strength in the Lord. She will be very missed, and remembered for her big heart that always wanted to help people, her strong Christian beliefs, her laugh, and her love of giving gifts to people
One of her favorite bible verses:
Psalm 46: 10
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”
Memorial Service:
Sunday, June 9th at 2:00PM
Pierce-Jefferson Funeral home
213 W Mountain St Kernersville, NC 27284
Place of Internment: Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Smith

June 4, 2019

KERNERSVILLE – Mr. Keith Arlen Smith, 63, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, June 3, 2019. Keith was born on September 3, 1955 in Forsyth County to the late Kenneth Arlen and Estelle Smith. Keith was a veteran of the US Army. He was a smart, humble, Southern gentleman with a great sense of humor and had the ability to fix anything. Keith fought his long journey of declining health with strength, dignity, and compassion for others.
Surviving are his daughter, Sandi Smith; two brothers, Timothy B. Smith and Robin R. Smith; one sister, Debbie S. Cook; one aunt, Nancy Marshall; and many loving nieces and nephews – all of whom will miss him dearly.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2019 at Main Street Baptist Church with Pastor Walter Overman officiating. Hayworth Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.Hayworth-Miller.com

Coe

June 4, 2019

KERNERSVILLE – Jamie Gail Coe, 19, passed away Monday, June 3, 2019. Jamie was born on September 9, 1999 in Forsyth County to Nathaniel and Deborah Sealey Coe. She was a 2017 graduate of East Forsyth High School. Jamie was a bright young woman whose love for water allowed her the opportunity to join the East Forsyth Swim Team. She enjoyed amusement parks and spending time in nature reflecting on its beauty and taking pleasure in the smells and colors. She also had a love for animals. Her beautiful smile would light up any room and warm the hearts of anyone nearby. The relationship with her brother was one of unconditional love, trust, and friendship that will remain in their spirits forever. Her surviving parents are left with a space reserved in their hearts for their daughter, a bond of love that will be shared between their souls until they meet again. Jamie was loved by so many and will be dearly missed.
Jamie was preceded in death by her father, Nathaniel Coe; and her paternal grandfather, Ronald Norman.
Surviving are her parents, Chad and Debi Fox; a brother, Jonathan Paul Sealey; her grandparents, Paul and Phyllis Metzger, Bonnie Norman, James, Jr. and Jeanette Matthews; her great grandmother, Naomi Coe; and many special aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2019 at Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 8701 Georgia Avenue -Suite #412, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com

Turner

May 30, 2019

Mrs. Betty Darnell Turner, 79, of Kernersville, formerly of Lagrange, passed away on May 28th, 2019.
A memorial service will be held at two o’clock on Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 at Bunker Hill United Methodist Church. Rev. David Rorie will officiate. The family will receive friends at the church following the service.
Survivors include her husband, Ken Turner, Sr.; two sons, Joey Turner and wife Sarah; Eddy Whiteside and wife, Delores; sister, Linda Gillis; four grandchildren, Chad, Hannah, Clara and Dalton; her special canine friend, Henry.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Bunker Hill United Methodist Church, 1510 Bunker Hill-Sandy Ridge Road, Kernersville, North Carolina 27284.

Rutherford

May 29, 2019

Kathy Jane Rutherford, 53, of Kernersville went to be with her Heavenly Father on Tuesday May 28, 2019.
Funeral Services celebrating her life will be held at Bible Revival Ministries Center in Kernersville on Saturday June 1, 2019 at 2:30PM with Rev. Bill Daniels officiating. The family will visit with friends prior to the service at the church on Saturday from 1:00PM to 2:30PM.
Kathy retired from Nike with over 26 years of service. She was dedicated to her church where she taught Sunday School and was a former secretary of the church. Kathy was a very caring daughter, mother, sister, and friend to all she met.
Survivors include her parents, Stanley Paul Rutherford and Rosemary Akers Rutherford of Kernersville; daughter, Emily Nichole Rutherford; grandson, Elijah Stanley Rutherford; brother, Stanley Paul “PJ” Rutherford, Jr.; and nieces, Brandi, Ali, and Bailey Rutherford.
Kathy is preceded in death by her sister-in-law, Michelle Rutherford; and her grandparents.
Friends and family may view, and sign the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com.

Calhoun

May 27, 2019

KERNERSVILLE – Mr. Jeffrey Wayne Calhoun, 61, passed away May 26, 2019 peacefully at his residence. He was born in Forsyth County on August 30, 1957 to the late John Henry Calhoun and Evelyn Loraine McKaughan Calhoun. Jeffrey was extremely mechanically inclined and loved working on all kinds of engines and motors. He was an avid Nascar fan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one stepdaughter, Sandor Anna Maria. Surviving are; his loving wife, Anna Marie Calhoun of 13 years, two brothers, Michael Calhoun (Charlene) and Johnny Calhoun (Lynne), uncle Ronnie McKaughan, two Nieces Tracy Hall and Connie Dillard, three step grandchildren, Varvolgyi Nikolett, Varvolgyi Reka, and Varvolgyi Patricia. A memorial service will be held 1:00 PM Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service. Online condolences may be made to www.hayworth-miller.com

Pierce

May 20, 2019

Raymond Pierce, 83, went home to be with the Lord May 18, 2019.
Funeral Services celebrating his life will be held 11:00AM Tuesday May 21, 2019 at Kernersville Moravian Church with Rev. John Rights officiating. Interment will follow in God’s Acre of the church.
A native of Forsyth County, Raymond was the son of the late Leona West and Wilson Boner Pierce. He was a retired Sergeant with the Kernersville Police Department after 30 years of service.
In addition to his parents, Raymond also was preceded in death by a sister, Pamela Holden, and brothers, Burton Pierce and Hillary Pierce.
Survivors include his loving wife of thirty-six years, Norma Jean Stafford Pierce of the home; children, Vickie Eaglen, Bryant Pierce and Terri, Kay Hayworth and Bill, Ricky Caulder and Jeanette, and Flo Bowman and Steve; and numerous extended family and friends.
The family will visit with friends Monday evening from 5:00PM until 7:00PM at the Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Home.
Friends and family may sign, and view the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com

Kelly

May 20, 2019

Iris E. Kelly, 87, passed away May 18, 2019. Funeral Services celebrating her life will be 6:00 P.M. Tuesday May 21, 2019 at Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Services Chapel in Kernersville, North Carolina officiated by Jay Love.
Iris was born May 9, 1932 to the late Lonzo Pelton Ellis and Gertrude Lafferty Ellis in Wilmington, NC. She graduated from New Hanover High School. She married her childhood sweetheart, the late Daniel Jasper Kelly, Jr., on New Year’s Day 1949. They raised two children together, Dana and Jeff. They moved to many places within North Carolina because of Dan’s job with Wachovia Bank. They finally settled in Kernersville for their retirement. Iris worked for many years with Eastern Airlines until her retirement.
Iris will be remembered for her love for her family and her many dear friends. She was an avid quilter and seamstress.
In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a brother and sister.
Survivors include; daughter, Dana Butler and Ted; son, Jeff Kelly and Lynn; grandchildren, Michael Kelly and Loree, Kelly Butler Baliff and Darin, Kristen Allen and Eric, and Todd Butler and Courtney; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Miriam Marlar; and many extended family and friends.
In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27103.
Friends and family may view, and sign the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com

Heinzelman

May 15, 2019

Lorraine Hope Heinzelman, 104, died May 13, 2019. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM Friday 17, 2019 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, officiated by Father Paul Dechant O.S.F.S. En-tombment will follow at Eastlawn Gardens of Memories.
Lorraine was born October 25, 1914 to the late Otho A. Hope and Cora Tracy Hope in Silver Lake, Indiana. She was a first grade teacher for over 21 years in Indiana.
Lorraine enjoyed playing the organ and piano. She was one of the first organists at Holy Cross Catholic Church. In her retirement she enjoyed golfing and even made a hole in one at the age of 74. Lorraine will be remembered for her dry sense of humor, her faith, and sewing/quilting.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Karl J. Heinzelman, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, and a great-granddaughter.
Survivors include; daughter, Patricia Walsh Jones and Norman of Crystal Lake, Illinois; son, Da-vid A. Walsh, Sr. of Kernersville, North Carolina; 8 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren; and many extended family and friends
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Holy Cross Catholic Church 616 S. Cherry Street, Kernersville, North Carolina 27284, The Shepherd’s Center, 431-B W Boden-hamer St, Kernersville, NC 27284, and/or Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.
The family would like to thank the staffs of Comfort Keepers, Walnut Ridge Assisted Living, and Trellis Supportive Care.
Family and friends may sign, and view the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com

Johnson

May 8, 2019

Sharon Ann Johnson (Munson), 80, of Kernersville NC passed away May 6th in Kernersville NC.
Sharon was born August 7, 1938 in Maskell, Nebraska to Esther and Harold Munson. She was baptized the 12th of March 1961 at First Methodist Church, Sioux City, Iowa. After graduating high school, she went to work in Sioux City for Northwestern Bell as a telephone operator.
She met Tom Johnson in March of 1961 and they were married June 9 1961 in Elk Point, SD by a Justice of the Peace. The couple moved to Richardson Texas in 1962 where Tom worked for a tower company. In 1964 Tom went to work for Coca-Cola USA in Dallas Texas and was transferred many times over his career with Coke. They were transferred to Houston Texas in 1975, to Greensboro NC in 1976, Dallas Texas in 1986, and Baltimore MD in 1989. After Tom retired in 1995, they returned to Sioux City and in 2000 they moved to Kernersville NC.
Sharon is survived by her husband and 5 children Dawn and Brad Sparks of High Point NC, Debbie Johnson and Bill Dunlap of High Point NC, Tommy and Rhonda Johnson of Winston Salem NC, Travis and Leah Johnson of Owings Mills MD, and Trudy and Matt Voorhees of Lothian MD,10 grandchildren Marci Smith and her husband of Oklahoma City OK, Keli Taylor and her husband of Las Vegas NV, Devin, Darci and Keith Johnson of Winston Salem NC, Emily and Travis Johnson Jr. of Owings Mills MD and Jacob, Natalie, and Maya Voorhees of Lothian MD , great grandchildren Faith, Caleb, and Elijah , and Hailey , two nephews and a niece and their families. A brother and his wife Jim and Rose Munson of Sioux City IA.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister and her husband Marilynn and Donald Nelsen, and a grandson Chris Hollis.
Sharon’s body has been cremated and a memorial service will be held Monday May 13 at 1pm at Bunker Hill United Methodist Church in Kernersville NC.
The family will greet visitors from 12 to 1 pm at the church prior to the service.