KERNERSVILLE- Edna Crowder Edwards, 101, passed away Thursday, December 12, 2019. She was born March 2, 1918, in Clarksville, Va. to the late Samuel Osborne Crowder and Nannie Bell Redd Crowder.
Edna was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend. She was a charter member of Glenn View Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher for the Primary and Junior classes and she also enjoyed helping with the Home Bound ministry. She retired from Hanes Hosiery, but she was also a lifelong gardener. In her free time she enjoyed traveling, watching the Atlanta Braves and snapping beans. She will be missed by all who knew her.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Wilson Franklin Edwards; daughter, Vickie Jones, sister Mamie Newsome and brothers James, William and David Crowder
Surviving are her daughter, Frankie Weavil and her husband Dennis; five grandchildren, Jim Jones and wife Susan, Joey Jones, Jonathan Jones and wife Crystal, Jeffrey Weavil and wife Allison, and Julie Walters and husband Mike; five great-grandchildren; very special niece and nephew, Becky and Norman Crowder; a lifelong friend Mary Matthews; and several other nieces and nephews.
A funeral service for Mrs. Edwards will be held at 2:30 PM, Sunday, December 15, 2019 at Glenn View Baptist Church with Rev. Lori Carter and Coley Rimmer officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1:30 PM until 2:15 PM prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Dr., High Point, NC 27262 or Glenn View Baptist Church, Senior Adult Ministry, 4275 Glenn High Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27107.
Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the Edwards family.
Online condolences may be made to the family at


Charles Rogers Shore passed away peacefully on December 9, 2019 at the age of 89. Born in 1930 in Kernersville, N.C., he was the only child of Paul and Lula Elliott Shore. He grew up during the Great Depression. and his first job was with the local grocery store.
Charlie graduated from Kernersville High School and from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He interrupted his college education to serve in the U.S. Air Force for four years.
After returning to UNC and graduating, he began his career in Charlotte with A.C. Spark Plugs, but soon joined Western Electric, later known as AT&T, in Winston-Salem. He then joined the company’s Information Technology group in Greensboro, remaining there for 32 years until his retirement.
Charlie was a lifelong athlete and gardener and shared his love of sports and gardening with his children. In high school, he played running back on the football team, guard on the basketball team and 2nd base on the baseball team. He taught both his children to play these sports and also taught them to play tennis and golf. He loved attending his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events.
Charlie was a talented golfer. He made six holes-in-one in his lifetime, the first one in 1954 and the last one in 2014 at the age of 84.
His other favorite pastime was to be with his four grandchildren, and he babysat regularly for all of them for a 24-year period. He was a loving and supportive spouse and parent. Charlie was known for his patience and appreciative nature, which he maintained even as his health declined.
Charlie is survived by his wife of 61 years, Joy Shore; daughter Emily Reeve and her husband, Brian; son Patrick Shore and his wife, Rosa; as well as his four grandchildren: Jonathan and Elizabeth Reeve and Anna and Ayla Shore.
The family would like to thank the nursing and CNA staff at WhiteStone Care and Wellness Center and Hospice of Greensboro for their compassionate care during Charlie’s last months.
A memorial service will be held at Kernersville Moravian Church on Tuesday December 17 at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends after the service in the Fellowship Hall. A private committal service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to Kernersville Moravian Church, for the Christmas Stocking Fund, 504 S. Main Street, Kernersville, NC 28284 or to Hospice of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27405 (


Donald George Shipe, 67, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Monday, November 25, 2019.
Graveside funeral services will be 1:00PM Monday, December 16, 2019 at Salisbury National Veteran’s Cemetery, 501 Statesville Blvd. Salisbury, NC.
Donnie was born January 17, 1952 in Pittsburgh, PA to Elizabeth Margaret Pesuex of Kernersville, who survives, and the late Robert William Shipe.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his brothers, Bill Shipe of Wichita, KS, Jim Shipe and wife Glenda of Kernersville and Joe Peseux and wife Monica of Pompano Beach, FL; sister, Margaret Evans of Kernersville and many nieces and nephews.
Donnie served his country honorably in the US Marine Corps. His service included tours of duty in Vietnam during the war. He received several accommodations for his service.
He retired from a career as an Auto Technician. In his free time, he enjoyed spending time with friends and family and riding his bike.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the local Veteran’s Hospital.
Family and friends may sign and view the guestbook at


Linda Gray Meadows Marion Slate passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2019. She was born on August 27, 1929 in Stokes County, NC, to the late Theodore and Mary Elizabeth Meadows. Linda was a caring and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She raised four children with Nathan, instilling the values of hard work and integrity. As a faithful Christian, her passion for children was evident through her long-time support of and service to the children’s ministry of First Baptist Church in High Point. Linda also worked at the Early Education Center of Wesleyan Christian Academy. After Nathan’s death she married Dr. Marvin Slate. They enjoyed spending time in Boone, NC, and decided to make it their permanent home in the early 90’s. Linda loved the mountains where she used her gardening expertise to create beautiful surroundings. She loved watching the birds and squirrels play and experienced great joy in nature. Her spunkiness, fierce independence, and advice on health and wellness will be greatly missed.
Linda was preceded in death by husbands Nathan J. Marion and Marvin L. Slate and six sisters: Elizabeth Barrow, Jewel Vance, Belle Morphis, Theo Stephens, Jeanette Bull, and Bonnie Robbins. She is survived by two sisters: Yvonne Steptoe and Connie Atkins; four children: Pamela Myers, Teena Reddeck (husband Hershel), Todd Marion (wife Lisa), Terri Coons (husband Kenneth); two step-children: Margaret Slate Walker and Marvin Slate, Jr. (wife Mary Lib); ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church High Point on Saturday, December 14 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation with the family will follow the service in the Dining Room. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Levine & Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville, NC; First Baptist Church (Nursery) High Point, NC; or Baptist Children’s Home of North Carolina.
Online condolences may be made at Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.


Suzanne “Suzie” Wright Riga, 88, passed away peacefully November 30, 2019.
Funeral Services celebrating her life will be held Saturday December 14, 2019 at the Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dr. Tom Mabry officiating. The family will visit with friends immediately following the service at the funeral home. An “Irish Wake” will be held at Breathe Lounge, 221 N. Main Street in Kernersville, N.C. from 5:00PM until 7:00PM Friday evening December 13, 2019.
A native of Orange County, California, Suzie was the daughter of the late Geraldine Lorraine Shanks and Samuel Pascal Wright.
In addition to her parents, she also was preceded in death by her son, Kelly Louis Riga, and grandson, Tracy Brian Justice. She attended Oklahoma Women’s College and the University of Oklahoma where she was Alpha Chi Omega. After raising her family, she would have a forty-two year career with Green’s Beverages in South Carolina. “Suzie had a grand life doing everything she ever wanted to do.”
Survivors include her daughters, Geri Lynn Wright and John, and Jennifer Riga Manuel and Van all of Kernersville, and Cynthia Montello and Howard of Jacksonville, Florida; son, Mike Riga and Monica of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; grandchildren, Stephanie Justice, David Montello and Jordan, Jeff Montello, Michael Riga, Mikala Riga, Chris Manuel and Ashley, and Amy Brown; great-grandchildren, Alaysha Justice, Cooper Groce, Abigail Manuel, and Turner Manuel; and numerous extended family and friends.
Friends and family may sign, and view the guestbook at
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Friends of the Kernersville Library, 248 Harmon Lane, Kernersville, NC 27284


Kernersville – Mr. Douglas Brantson Shields, 56, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 2, 2019 at Forsyth Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born on February 24, 1963 in Forsyth County to William David and Mary Stanley Shields, Jr. He was a lifetime resident of Kernersville, NC. Doug was a graduate of East Forsyth High School in Kernersville where he was a stellar athlete and later taught and coached multiple sports. Doug received his degree from High Point University where he played baseball. He was an avid golfer and played often with his lifelong friends from Kernersville. Doug was a Branch Manager for Associated Scaffolding in Greensboro. He was employed there for 21 years. Doug was known for his sense of humor and caring heart for his three treasured daughters and their friends. He was an excellent cook and often prepared meals for friends of his children. Doug developed lifelong friends and he cherished his relationship with each of them. He was preceded in death by his parents. Doug is survived by three daughters, Vandon Sharpe (husband, Cliff) of Smithfield, NC, Tatum Shields of Greenville, NC, and Faith Shields, of Kernersville, NC, as well as their mother, Tammie Fish; two granddaughters, Scarlett and Reese Sharpe. Other survivors include, his sister, Mary “Kitty” Paroda of Kernersville, NC; and a nephew, Kevin Chilton of Holly Springs, NC. Doug always expressed his appreciation for Karina Athens and her mother, Lana, as well as teachers, for their love and support for his daughter, Faith. A funeral service for Doug will be held at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel with Pastor Tim Snow officiating. Burial will follow the service at Eastlawn Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm until 2:45 pm prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cerebral Palsy Foundation at 3 Columbus Circle, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10019. Online condolences may be made at


Kernersville – Mr. Arthur Linville Bull, 80, passed away November 27, 2019 at his home. He was born May 9, 1939 to the late Jessie Lewis and Venice Virginia King Bull. Arthur was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was a member of Goodwill Baptist Church. Arthur loved to hunt, fish, and grow his flowers in his greenhouses, and taking them to sell at the farmers market, where he made many wonderful friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two sisters, Nancy Mabe and Shirley Myers.
Surviving are; his loving wife of 60 years, Patricia Linville Bull, one son, Scott Bull, granddaughter, Stephanie Bull, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held 12:00 PM Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel with Pastor Greg Mullis officiating. Burial will follow in Goodwill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 – 11:45 AM prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Goodwill Baptist Church 3110 Piney Grove Road Kernersville, NC 27284. Online condolences may be directed to


Kernersville – Mrs. Miron Menette Sellers Shore passed away Saturday, November 23, 2019 at her home. She was born in Barbour County, Alabama on July 17, 1926 to the late Gusty Garfield and Della Rogers Sellers. Miron never met a stranger, she loved everyone, especially her church family. She was a longtime member of Main Street Baptist Church. She loved to watch her favorite tv shows, her soap operas. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her two brothers, and three sisters.
Surviving are her loving husband; Ted Shore, a daughter, Nancy and husband David Murray, two sons, Bobby Tew of Dothan, AL., and Randall and wife Jeanine Tew of Headland, AL, four grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren, and many special nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel with Rev. Walter Overman officiating. Burial will follow in Eastlawn Gardens of Memory in Kernersville. The family will receive friends from 10:00 – 10:45 AM prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to


Kernersville –Linnie Idol Clinard, 88, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the Hospice Home of High Point. Born on March 30, 1931 in Forsyth County to Delos Edgar and Lesta Stafford Idol. Linnie was a faithful member of Bunker Hill United Methodist Church.
In addition to her parents, Linnie was preceded in death by brother, Paul Idol; sister, Leta Duncan; and grandson, Dustin Clinard. She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Bobby Clinard; five children: Tim Clinard (Donna), Karen Powell (Ed), Robin Arnold, Jane Ann Clinard, and Scott Clinard (Shannon); seven grandchildren: Jennifer Ingram (Matt), Cindy Dunn (Rob), Anna Lance (Gideon), LaRae Smith (Mason), Lucas Arnold, Erika Clinard, and Dawson Clinard; and seven great-grandchildren. Linnie was a mom to many others throughout the years and she wanted to be remembered as a “good old-fashioned grandma.”
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 24 at Bunker Hill UMC with Pastor David Rorie officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont (1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262) or to the Bunker Hill Cemetery Fund (1510 Bunker Hill Sandy Ridge Rd, Kernersville, NC 27284). Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at


Marvin Leon Bowles, 87, of Kernersville passed away Wednesday November 20, 2019 after a two year illness.
Funeral Services celebrating his life will be private. Marvin will be entombed beside his beloved wife, Rosie at Gardens of Memory in Walkertown, NC.
A native of Pearisburg, VA, Marvin was the husband of 58 years to the late, Rose Brown “Rosie” Bowles and the son of the late, Walter Clarence Bowles and Nina Runions Bowles. He was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force. A longtime resident of Kernersville, Marvin retired more than twenty years ago as a Teamster from Roadway Trucking Co. He loved fishing, hunting, hiking, and camping in the mountains of Virginia.
Survivors include his three daughters, Debbie, Rhonda, and Chris; nine grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; four sisters, Joyce, Juanita, Carol, and Fern; one brother, J. D.; and his caregiver, Nellie.
In addition to his wife, Rosie and his parents, Marvin was preceded in death by three of his children, Naomi, J. J., and Monty.
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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Saint Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.