Obituaries

Roper

April 21, 2017

Kernersville – Paul Buster Roper, Sr., 78, went home to be with our Lord, Thursday, April 20, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Paul was born on July 5, 1938 in Swain County to Harley John and Ellen Mae Pasmore Roper. Paul was a member of The Church of God of Prophecy of High Point and retired from Roadway Trucking after 33 years of service. He was a natural jokester, loved fishing and repairing lawn mowers. In his retirement, Paul took up cooking and loved feeding his family.
In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his wife, Vera Buck Roper; one great grandson, Timothy Shane Malone; and four brothers.
Surviving are three daughters, Lois Ann Shields (Kenneth), Ellen Mae Tolbert (Michael), and Hope Lynn Tinnes (Gary); two sons, Paul Roper, Jr. (Janice), and Donald Roper (Sherry); 13 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; one brother, Kenneth Roper; a special sister-in-law, Betty Jo Roper; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday April 23, 2017 at Hayworth Miller Kernersville Chapel with Rev. Ben Duncan officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. There will be a private family burial at Eastlawn Gardens of Memory on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.
The family extends a special thank you to Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home for their caring staff.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.
Condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.

Rayfield

April 21, 2017

Kernersville – Mrs. Carolyn Elaine Caldwell Rayfield, loving mother and grandmother, 75, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born January 24, 1942 to the late Lloyd M. and Grace G. Caldwell of Pageland, SC. Carolyn was a long-time member of Main Street United Methodist Church. She retired from Burlington Industries in the Human Resources Dept. after more than 30 years of service. After retiring, she worked for Belk Dept. Store for a number of years. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Walter Rayfield, Jr.; and her brother, Lloyd William Caldwell.
Surviving are her son, Jack Rayfield and wife, Robin; two granddaughters; Whitney D. Rayfield, and Madison N. Rayfield all of Kernersville; two brothers, Charles M. Caldwell, and Barry L. Caldwell.
A funeral service will be conducted 2:30 PM Monday, April 24, 2017 at Main Street United Methodist Church in Kernersville with Dr. Claude Kayler, and Rev. Rick Carter officiating. Burial will follow in Eastlawn Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends from 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Main Street United Methodist Church Building Fund at 306 South Main Street Kernersville, NC 27284, or to Hospice and Palliative Care Center at 101 Hospice Lane Winston Salem, NC 27103.
Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be directed to www.hayworth-miller.com.

Bailey

April 20, 2017

Ruth Delorus Bailey, 90, died April 19, 2017.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00AM Monday April 24, 2017 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Father David L. Hyman, OFM officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Iowa.
A native of Dallas County, Iowa, Ruth was the daughter of the late Pearl Frances Millard and Bert Henry Bailey. She was a longtime member of Holy Cross Catholic Church where she also was a charter member of the Columbiettes. Ruth was retired from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. She volunteered for Crisis Control for twenty-five years, was a member of the Women of the Moose, and the Rainbow Girls Association.
In addition to her parents, she also was preceded in death by her sisters Velma Swihart, Thelma Berger, Edna Kanealy, Gertrude Shirman, and Blanche Miner; and brothers Virgil Leo Bailey, Fred Donald Bailey, Kenneth Lavern Bailey, Leon Perl Bailey, Harold Dean Bailey, and Bert “Jimmy” Bailey, Jr.
Survivors include her longtime friend, Jane C. Matuszak of Kernersville and a sister-in-law Velma Bailey of Bouton, Iowa; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
The family will visit with friends at the church, on Monday, from 10:00AM until time for Mass.
Friends and family may sign, and view the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com

Phipps

April 20, 2017

Katherine “Kathy” Adams Phipps, 65, of Kernersville, originally of Archdale, NC passed away Saturday April 15, 2017 at Carteret Health Care of Morehead City.

Mrs. Phipps was known for her artistic ability that shown through her many paintings, also her cooking and recipes, along with her love of gardening.

The family will celebrate her life privately.

She is survived by her husband, Mike Phipps of Kernersville; daughter, Kelly Torbert of Roanoke Rapides; son, Michael Phipps Jr. of Kernersville; daughter, Molly Phipps of Sanford; four grandchildren; brother, Martin Adams of Atlantic Beach; three sisters, Joanne Barnett of Newport; Linda McCauley of Atlanta, GA; Jennifer Ranalli of Myrtle Beach, SC.

Condolences and life tributes may be sent to the family at www.noefs.org
Arrangements by Noe Funeral Service, Inc. of Beaufort, NC.

Cline

April 17, 2017

Donald Eugene Cline, 83, of Kernersville, NC, passed peacefully
from this life into the arms of the Lord on April 13, 2017, after an
extended stay at Clapp’s Nursing Center. Don was born in Forsyth
County on February 2, 1934, to Bascum and Lucy Cline as the
seventh of eight children. He graduated from Glenn High School
with the Class of 1954. Don was united in marriage to his best friend
and the love of his life, Jodell (Jo) Leonard Cline on December 20,
1954.
Don served in the Air Force during the Korean War from 1954-58.
Upon return to the States, Don was employed by R. J. Reynolds as
an electrician and was later an Avionics Technician with Piedmont
Airlines; he then retired from U. S. Airways as an Avionics Inspector.
Don, along with his beloved Jo, helped establish the Kernersville
Raiders football program in 1969. Don coached the Junior Pee Wees
football team, and taught swimming lessons at the Winston-Salem
YMCA, to the Boy Scouts and to anyone else who wanted to learn. Don introduced many young men,
including his son, to hunting and fishing, instilling in them an appreciation of creation and God’s great
outdoors. A jack of all trades, Don was always glad to lend a helping hand to anyone who was dealing
with a problem or working on a project. Don loved his extended family and treasured the memories of
summer vacations with them at the Wave Rider or the Starlight Lodge where the family would take over
the pool with synchronized swimming events and diving competitions.
Don was predeceased by his loving wife Jo, his brothers, Raeford, Kenneth, Richard and little Johnny,
and sister, Norris. Don is survived by his son Dyke A. Cline of Hillsborough and wife Bonnie, and his
daughter, Kimberly Brim of Walnut Cove and husband David; three grandchildren, Erin Cline of Orlando,
Florida, Kayce Cline and Nick Brim of Walnut Cove; his brother, George Cline and sister, Wilma McIver.
Golfing was one of Don’s greatest delights; he and Jo spent numerous happy days at Pine Knolls Golf
Course where they were blessed to have many wonderful friends. In lieu of a memorial service, Don
would be pleased to have a round of golf played there in his memory.
A special thank you to Don’s caregivers at Clapp’s Nursing Center in Pleasant Garden, NC, for the loving
care and friendships they provided during his last months and for making him smile.

Tucker

April 17, 2017

Dan Morgan Tucker, 93, died April 15, 2017 surrounded by his family. Funeral Services celebrating his life will be 2:00PM Wednesday April 19, 2017 at Shady Grove Wesleyan Church. Burial with military honors will be in the church cemetery following the service.
Dan was born March 15, 1924 in Guilford County to the late Grace Morgan Tucker and William Elmer Tucker. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife Mary Freiland Tucker and his second wife Lucy Tucker.
Dan served his country honorably in the US Army, ranking of Master Sergeant. His career in the military spanned over 10 years, including tours of duty during WWII in France. After his service in the Army, he worked for Arnold Stone Company, a subsidiary of Carolina Steel. His true love was his time spent farming the land and building tractors. He was known to have the talent to build anything that was needed whether it be concrete, steel or wood.
Survivors include his sons Ron Tucker and wife Jane, Skip Tucker and wife Debbie; step-children Joel Galloway, Wayne Landman and wife Elaine, Brad Galloway and late wife Janie, Doug Galloway and wife Jane; eleven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6:00PM to 8:00PM Tuesday, April 18, at Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Home.
A special thank you to Hospice, and his care-givers Jennifer Randazzo, Michelle Sisk, Marianne Brantley, Amanda Nava. We thank them for every moment and every gesture.
Memorial donations in his honor may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer, http://ww5.komen.org/donate/donate.html or Susan G. Komen, Dept. 41831, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265
Family and friends may sign and view the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com.

Rushing

April 13, 2017

Kenneth Gray Rushing, 86, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday April 11, 2017. Funeral services celebrating his life will be 11:00AM Saturday April 15, 2017 at Gospel Light Baptist Church with Brother Bobby Roberson and Brother Frank Shumate officiating. Burial will follow the service at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Walkertown.
Kenneth was born October 7, 1930 in Winston-Salem, NC to the late Vassie Linville Rushing and John Paul Rushing. He was also predeceased by his brother Billy Rushing.
He graduated from Walkertown High School. Following graduation, he served his country honorably in the US Navy. He served aboard the USS Lake Champlain in the Mediterranean Sea during the Korean War. Kenneth retired after 34 years of service with Piedmont Airlines.
Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 64 years Jean Lenderman Rushing; daughter Debbie Rushing Bowman and husband Keith; son Todd Rushing; grandchildren Alisha Hill, Dara Daniels and Kayla Bowman; great-grandchildren Keeley Bowman, Nathen Coffield, Chaz Hill and Ty Hill; brother Harold Rushing and wife Elsie and a sister Helen Wilson.
The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday beginning at 10:00AM.
Memorial donations in his honor may be made to Gospel Light Baptist Church, 890 Walkertown-Guthrie Road, Walkertown, NC 27101.
Friends and family may sign and view the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com

Truelove

April 13, 2017

KERNERSVILLE After a dauntless battle of complications following two stem-cell transplants, Geoffrey Swift Truelove passed away at Wake Forest Medical Center Saturday evening, April 8, 2017, in the presence of his unfailing devoted wife, Paige Cook Truelove, and other family members who held Geoffrey and comforted him during his last moments of life.

Born in Oldham, England on January 18, 1950, Geoffrey was the youngest child of the late Swift and Lily Mahon Truelove. His surviving family members include his son, Daniel Swift Truelove, a sister, Marie Truelove, a brother, John Frederick Truelove, one niece, Mollie, two nephews, Sean and Jayson, two grand nieces, Lily and Elizabeth; all of whom reside in England.

However, when Geoffrey and Paige married almost ten years ago, he inherited a second family, all of whom are devastated by his passing; we all love Geoffrey inexpressibly. Geoffrey was a graduate of Stamford Modern School in Ashton-Under-Lyne, England, and then Studied Aeronautical Engineering at what is now the University of Manchester. Geoffrey played soccer in England and while living in Winston-Salem, he played on a team and loved the game. Geoffrey played an English concertina and guitar, often playing some of John Denver’s classics, and sang whenever the opportunity arose. And while in England, Geoffrey often sang in pubs. He was a voracious reader and poetry lover, and always took immense pride in his woodworking.

Geoffrey spent most of his life in Oldham, England until 1989 at which time England was struggling with a seemingly unending recession. At that time, Geoffrey made the gallant move to the United States and after numerous trade jobs, he soon accepted a position as a furniture designer and draftsman by a design firm in Winston-Salem. Several years later, Geoffrey developed a friendship with a Kernersville woman, Sallie Greenfield, who assisted him in establishing a woodworker business. Geoffrey continued as a woodworker through the summer of 2016 until he decided to opt for a stem cell transplant for his Myelofibrosis, a rare blood cancer. Geoffrey assisted Sallie Greenfield in the care of her Charolais cattle, which had been in her family for generations. Occasionally, the Kernersville police would call Geoffrey to advise the cows were on the loose, roaming the streets of Kernersville. Geoffrey would gear up with his “sweet feed” and made the rounds of all the cows’ old haunts. Eventually he’d find them, at which time he would greet the cows with a special call, and they would come running for their delicious “sweet feed,” and Geoffrey would deliver them back to their green pastures.

On Thursday, April 13, at 4:00, family and friends will attend a service of remembrance of Geoffrey Truelove at Linville Chapel on the campus of Oak Ridge Military Academy in Oak Ridge. This is the same chapel and the same officiating Pastor, the Rev. Bill Campbell, who married Paige and Geoffrey. Afterwards, the family will receive friends at 2111 Oak Ridge Road, the home of Sam and Victoria Cook.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks to please send donations to any of the following non-profit organizations:
MPN Foundation www.mpnresearchfoundation.org
American Cancer Society www.cancer.org
Rescue Ranch www.rescueranch.com

Eversole

April 13, 2017

Martha Pendleton Eversole, 62, of Kernersville, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017, at her home.

Born May 29, 1954, in Kansas City, MO, she was a daughter of the late Ralph Pendleton and the late Dorothy Cassidy Pendleton. Mrs. Eversole was retired from Aetna Insurance. She was a loving, caring and devoted mother.

She is survived by her sons, Weston D. Eversole and wife Candace of Tobaccoville, and Jackson S. Eversole and wife Jill of Kernersville; brother, Ranny Pendleton and wife Terri of Roanoke; sister, Susan Erdeky of Maryland; grandchildren, Walker, Charlie and Avery.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of forty-three years, James Herbert Eversole, Jr.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Saturday, April 15, 2017, in Evergreen Memorial Park, Roanoke, VA.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 3101 Industrial Dr. Suite 210, Raleigh, NC 27609.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.wrightcremationandfuneral.com.

Wright Cremation & Funeral Service, High Point, NC is in charge of arrangements.

Eversole

April 13, 2017

Martha Pendleton Eversole, 62, of Kernersville, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017, at her home.

Born May 29, 1954, in Kansas City, MO, she was a daughter of the late Ralph Pendleton and the late Dorothy Cassidy Pendleton. Mrs. Eversole was retired from Aetna Insurance. She was a loving, caring and devoted mother.

She is survived by her sons, Weston D. Eversole and wife Candace of Tobaccoville, and Jackson S. Eversole and wife Jill of Kernersville; brother, Ranny Pendleton and wife Terri of Roanoke; sister, Susan Erdeky of Maryland; grandchildren, Walker, Charlie and Avery.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of forty-three years, James Herbert Eversole, Jr.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Saturday, April 15, 2017, in Evergreen Memorial Park, Roanoke, VA.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 3101 Industrial Dr. Suite 210, Raleigh, NC 27609.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.wrightcremationandfuneral.com.

Wright Cremation & Funeral Service, High Point, NC is in charge of arrangements.