October 15, 2018

OAK RIDGE – Paul Lewis Willard, 67, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 14, 2018. Paul was born on July 22, 1951 to the late Lucian and Mintora Williard. Paul was employed at Mayer Textile for 38 years. In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill Williard and John Walter Williard; and one sister, Marie Morris. Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Jackie Lewis Willard; a daughter, Joy Willard; a son, Bryan Willard (Dee); a stepdaughter, Cheryl Grubbs; 3 grandchildren, Kierra Roseboro, Brayden Willard, and Brody Willard; 2 step-grandchildren, Miranda Grubbs and Houston Grubbs; a brother, John Williard; two sisters, Janie Lee and Bertha Carlyle. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at Hayworth Miller Kernersville Chapel with Rev. Josh Greene officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. A private graveside service will be held at Ai Methodist Memorial Cemetery in Oak Ridge. Online condolences may be made at


October 15, 2018

Patrick “Pat” Lee Showalter was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, October 13, 2018. Pat was born November 13, 1957 in Kingsport, TN to the late Nick and Stella Showalter. He graduated from Appalachian State University and retired after 20 years in transportation management. Pat was a member of the Generations Church family in Lewisville, NC and he volunteered with the Trauma Survivors Network at Wake Forest Baptist Health.
Pat is remembered for his faith, his strength and his fun-loving spirit. He loved the outdoors and had a sense of adventure that he pursued through travel, scuba diving and camping. Pat had a passion for people and he loved to encourage those facing adversity to be strong and determined to come out better on the other side of their challenge. He was a loving and devoted father and husband and he will be forever loved by family and many friends.
Pat is survived by his wife, Kathryn Showalter; daughter, Caitlin Showalter; brother-in-law, Carl Covington, Jr. (Mary Beth); and nephews, Alexander Covington and Will Purdum.
A memorial service will be held at Generations Church on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends at the church at 10:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Generations Church, 1275 Williams Rd, Lewisville, NC 27023. Online condolences can be made at


October 12, 2018

Joe W. Pitts, 74, went home to be with the Lord October 11, 2018.
Funeral Services celebrating his life will be held 3:00PM Monday October 15, 2018 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Colfax. Interment will follow in the church ceme-tery.
A native of Chester County, Tennessee, Joe was the son of the late Faye Bailey and James Ed-ward Pitts. Joe was retired from Truck and Trailer Sales, but prior had spent many years in the Truck Sales industry.
Survivors include his loving wife of 41 years, Brenda Pitts of the home; daughters Jeannie Starr and Jay of Colfax, and Jennifer Pitts of Kernersville; son Jody Pitts of Colfax; grandchildren Chase Starr, Seth Pitts, Zane Starr, Keeleigh Brendle, and Brexton Kaine Brendle; brothers Lynn Pitts and Jere Pitts; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
The family will visit with friends immediately following the services at the church on Monday.
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October 12, 2018

Kernersville – Todd Everett Cook, 49, woke up in the arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus, on Monday, October 8, 2018. Todd was born on January 11, 1969 in Buncombe County to Roy Ev-erett and Linda Edmonds Cook. He was a member of Kerwin Baptist Church and a supervisor at Ralph Lauren. He was loved by his family, friends, and co-workers. His deep voice, witty personality, and infectious laugh will be missed greatly.
Surviving are wife, Keata Russell; one daughter, Victoria Cook; his parents, Roy and Linda Cook; his maternal grandmother, Ruth Edmonds; two brothers, Brian Cook (Jennifer) and Eric Cook (Angie); and six nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 1pm on Monday, October 15, 2018 at Kerwin Baptist Church. The family has requested that donations in Todd’s memory be made to Kerwin Baptist Church – Missionary Fund in lieu of flowers.
Hayworth Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at


October 10, 2018

Floyd Russell Lewis, 74, of Mocksville, passed away on Tuesday October 9, 2018 at his home. Mr. Lewis was born on May 22, 1944 in Tar Heel, NC to the late Carl Lewis and Eula Davis Lewis. Floyd retired from the Air Force after 20 years of service as a Senior Master Sergeant have served during Vietnam with multiple deployments.
He worked as a Air Systems Control Analyst for the FAA for over 20 years until his retirement.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife, Sally Hightower Lewis.
He is survived by his second wife, Janet Call Lewis of Mocksville; a daughter, Maria Lewis of Silver Springs, MD; a son, James Lewis of Winston-Salem; a grandson, Jibril; three brothers, Jerry Lewis of Harrells, Charles Lewis (Carolyn) of Harrells, and Carl Lewis (Margaret) of Hagerstown, MD; two step-children, Shane Whitcher (Kris) of Clemmons, and Meg Mangus of Lewisville; four step-grandchildren, Warren and Cora Whitcher, and Hannah and Fisher Mangus.
A Private Graveside Service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Storehouse for Jesus (675 Lexington Rd., Mocksville, NC 27028).
Carolina Cremation of Salisbury and Charlotte is assisting the Lewis family. Online condolences may be made at


October 3, 2018

Mrs. Elizabeth “Lib” Cranford Howell, 75, passed away Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born January 6, 1943 in Anson County to the late Preston and Lilly Cranford. Mrs. Howell retired with 30 years of service from Medical Park Hospital as a Respiratory Therapist. She was loving wife, mother, and Nana, who was an avid reader and would always put others first. This wonderful lady will be missed greatly. Surviving is her husband of 50 years, Jerry “Papa” Howell; two loving daughters, Deidra Thompson and Tammy Thompson Corvey and husband, Ted; two grandchildren, Taylor and Alexis Corvey; sister, Patty Helms and husband, Joey; also surviving is her special canine companion, “Bella.” A celebration of life will be held 4:00 PM Sunday, October 7, 2018 at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Pastor Doug Klein officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to AARF, 311 Harvey St. Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Online condolences may be made at


October 1, 2018

Mrs. Mary Smith Tucker, 89, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 29, 2018.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, October 3, at 11:00am at First Baptist Church of Summerfield. Visitation will follow the service. A private burial will be held Wednesday after-noon.
Mrs. Tucker was born March 19, 1929 in Watauga County to the late Isaac Luther and Mamie Clyde Smith. She attended ASU where she met her beloved husband of 63 years, Bruce Har-wood Tucker, who preceded her in death in 2012.
Mary and Bruce had five children: Tony Tucker (Karen) of Summerfield, Vee Bracken (Danny) of Summerfield, Rhayce Tucker (deceased), Myla O’Brien (Paul) of Kernersville and Dona Hedgecock of Summerfield. Mrs. Tucker had thirteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchil-dren.
George Brothers Funeral Service is assisting the family with arrangements.


October 1, 2018

Christina ‘CJ’ Reynolds Jackson, 36, passed away Sunday, September 30, 2018 at Hospice Home of High Point. Christina was born on December 7, 1981 in Forsyth County to Pat and Tina Eller Reynolds. She was employed at Varco Pruden.
Christina is survived by her daughter, Jenna Ashley Jackson; her parents, Pat and Tina Reynolds; one brother, Patrick Neal Reynolds (Debra) of Texas; and maternal grandparents, Pastor Neal and Faye Eller.
A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 4, 2018 at Union Cross Baptist Church with Pastor Neal Eller officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 6:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
The family plans to establish a college fund for Christina’s daughter, Jenna. Memorials may be made to this fund by contacting her brother, Patrick Reynolds (email: or phone: 682-240-9324)
Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made to


September 30, 2018

Madison – Mr. Robert Larry Smith, better known as “Snuffy”, 71, passed away September 29, 2018 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born April 10, 1947 to the late George Robert Smith and Ovalee Hale Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife and best friend, Cynthia Lynn Smith, one daughter, Roxanne Smith, and a grandson, Robert “Blake” Hodges
Surviving are, his faithful dog; Peanut, one daughter; Tammy Jean Smith of VA , one son; An-thony Raymond Smith of NC, two grandchildren; Macey Kara Hodges also of VA and Hannah Gale Smith of NC, a great grandson; Leland Ace Dunford, a half brother; Stephen “Stevie” Smith and wife; Teressa of VA, and a half sister; Susan “Susie” Katz and husband; Tim of FL, a niece; Sara Grady, a nephew; Joseph Katz, a special cousin, Doug Smith, a loving adopted son; Keith Walker and a loving adopted daughter; Melanee Sink, and too many special fishing friends to name.
A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at Union Grove Baptist Church with Pastor Steve Roberson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm Tuesday evening at Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chap-el, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Online condolences may be made to


September 27, 2018

Steve Morehead, 63, went to be with the Lord, on September 26, 2018. A Celebration and Remembrance of His Life will be from 2:00 – 4:00 PM Sunday September 30, 2018 at Pierce-Jefferson Funeral & Cremation Services Chapel in Kernersville.
Steve was born on December 19, 1954 to the late Dorothy Blankenship Morehead and Hobert Gordon Morehead in Bland, Virginia. He graduated from East Forsyth High School, participating in the graduating class of ‘73. After High School he lived in Kernersville, with his wife, where they raised their daughter, Jamie, and he worked for Precision Fabrics Group Incorporated, in Greensboro until the day he retired.
Steve was known for his love of hunting, fishing, watching NASCAR, and spoiling his daughter and granddaughter, Abigail. As well, he was also known by those who were fortunate enough to meet him, that he was one of the most kindhearted and generous men, they personally have ever met.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Jamie Morehead.
Survivors include his granddaughter, Abigail Morehead; sister, Jenny King; brother, James Morehead; dear friends and sole caretakers, Patricia and David Chandler; as well as many extended family and friends who surrounded him with love, care, and support.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Diabetes Foundation.
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