June 19, 2018

Harvey Pulliam, Jr., of Kernersville, NC, passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018. Harvey was born April 25, 1938, in Giles County, VA, to Harvey Davis Pulliam, Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Ta-bor Pulliam. Harvey grew up in Mount Airy, NC, graduated from Mount Airy High School, and attended Brevard College. He owned and operated the Cry Baby Auction House in Kernersville for many years.
Harvey was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Mildred “Millie” Ellison Pulliam, by two sisters, Ruth Evelyn Pulliam Vestal and Mary Frances Pulliam Olds; and by two brothers, Bob Tabor, Sr., and Donald W. Pulliam.
Harvey is survived by his son, Randy (Renee’) Pulliam; one step-daughter, Rita Tippett; grand-children, Chelsea Pulliam and Hannah Pulliam, Ricky and Andy Whicker, and Erin Hartsoe; great-grandchildren Devin, Jordan, Brooke, Emma, Elyssa, and Abby, Danielle, and Brianna; two sisters, Betty Pulliam (Roger) Lyons, and Doris Pulliam (Arthur) Marion; two brothers, Rick Pulliam and Tony (Donna) Pulliam, and many special nieces and nephews.
Also surviving is his beloved four-legged baby, Bubbles.
Harvey was actively involved in politics as long as his health permitted.
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends, including his Constitution Patriots.
A special thank you to the “Three Angels of Holt Street,” Diane Smith, and Christy and Ray Til-ley.
Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Service in Kernersville is serving the family.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.


June 18, 2018

Kernersville – Paula Wood Reich, 76, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2018 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. Paula was born on September 21, 1941 in Missouri to Paul and Jewel Smith Wood. She retired from RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co. and was a member of First Christian Church in Kernersville. Paula was a woman of strong faith with a passion for helping others and loved her dogs and horses. In addition to her parents, Paula was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Doug Reich; a son, Kelly Ray Reich; and a daughter, Patricia Ann Reich. Surviving are her son, Curtis Paul Reich (Joanna) of High Point; her daughter, Donna Renee Grimes (John) of Walkertown; three grandchildren, Morgan Grimes, Madelyn Grimes, and Joshua Reich; a sister, Katrina Kelly of Chicago; and a brother, Tom Wood of Wilmington. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 21, 2018 at First Christian Church in Kernersville with Dr. Pete Kunkle officiating. Entombment will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel. Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Online condolences may be made at www.


June 14, 2018

Mrs. Cathy Sue Lowery Montgomery 56, of Kernersville NC, formerly of St. Albans, passed away June 13, 2018.
Cathy was a longtime employee of Caraustar in Kernersville, NC. and was a longtime resident of Kernersville.
Cathy is preceded in death by her father James R. Lowry, Sr., mother Geraldine “Jerri” F. McMillon, sister Deborah Arthur. She is survived by her husband Charles A. “Chuck” Montgomery, step-father James E. McMillon. daughter Summer Jackson, son Bobby Sayer, brothers James R. “Jimmy” Lowry, Jr., Derrick McMillon, 3 grandchildren Mikey, David, Draven, lots of nieces and nephews, an abundance of friends, and one special friend Audrey Wilson.
The family also wants to thank the Doctors, Nurses and staff at Novant Health in Kernersville and to K. B. Reynolds Hospice House in Winston Salem, NC.
A tribute to the life of Cathy will be 1:00 PM Monday June 18, 2018 at Gatens – Harding chapel with Pastor Rick Tobia officiating.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting
Gatens – Harding Funeral Home 147 Main St. Poca is assisting the Montgomery family.


June 14, 2018

Crystal Kearns Hewitt, 43, of Regents Center Circle, passed away on Friday, June 8, 2018, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.
A memorial service will be held at 4pm on Thursday, June 14 at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel in Lexington conducted by Pastor Joe Horrell. The family will receive friends from 2:30-3:30pm at the funeral home before the service.
Crystal was born on October 27, 1974 in Davidson County to Larry Preston Kearns and Peggy Loving Cope. Despite being paralyzed, Crystal was blessed to have 3 healthy sons, who she raised on her own and who were the loves of her life. She was the winner of the Miss Wheelchair Pageant of North Carolina and also an ordained minister. Crystal also had much love and compassion for animals. She was a member of Psalm 91, and was preceded in death by her father.
Surviving is her mother, Peggy Loving Cope (Wayne) of Kernersville; her 3 sons, Jacob Edward Preston Greene, Zane Alexander Hewitt and Kristopher Seth Hewitt, all of Lexington; brothers, Toby Owens of Kernersville and Tim Kearns (Elizabeth) of Lexington; sisters, Sheila Swicegood of Lexington and Marsie Owens of Kernersville; and several nieces and nephews.
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June 14, 2018

Record obitDr. S. Leo Record, Jr., 83, stepped into heaven on Monday, June 11, 2018 at Forsyth Medical Center.
Funeral service celebrating his life will be held 1:30PM Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Kernersville Wesleyan Church with Pastor Scott Simmons officiating.
Dr. Record was born on June 16, 1934 to the late Bernice and S. Leo Record, Sr. in Birmingham, Alabama. He attended Phillips High School in Birmingham, Alabama, and then attended South Pilgrim College in Kernersville, North Carolina. Leo continued his education with Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He completed his residency at Lloyd Nolan Hospital in Fairfield, Alabama.
Leo received his first draft notice during the Vietnam War in 1967. Before he entered into the military, many Kernersville residents wrote letters pleading for him not to be drafted, so he could remain at home to provide much needed medical care to the Kernersville community. However, while going to Vietnam was not his desire, it became the most pivotal experience of his life. Though he considered his service in Vietnam a challenging and terrifying trial, he eventually discovered that God had a plan for this time. He was able to spread the gospel to the Vietnamese people through the ministry of his medical profession. He accomplished this mission through the Southern Baptist Ministries and the Missionaries Sam and Rachel James. Leo proudly served his country as a Medic in the United States Army. During his time with the military, Leo received the Bronze Star, along with the Army Commendation Medal.
He was a devoted longtime member of Kernersville Wesleyan Church where he served many years on the church board, at times as a vice-chairman and treasurer. He considered his highest honor to be his service as a Sunday school teacher for 53 years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Evelyn Record.
Those left to cherish his memories include his loving wife of 61 years, Marietta Record; son Dr. Charles Record and wife Kristi; daughter Anita Baughman and husband Bud; son Glenn Record and wife Julia; grandchildren, Carmen R. Moody and husband Jonathan, Brooks Record and wife Amanda, Alex Kursonis, Anderson Kursonis, Nicolas Kursonis, Palmer Record and wife Katherine, Alyson Record, Tanner Record and wife Kendall; great-grandchild, Caleb Record; sister Jane Blair; step grandchildren, Brandon Baughman, Brianna Garrison husband Ben and step great grandchildren, Maddie and Reagan Garrison.
The family will receive friends from 6:00PM until 8:00PM on Friday, June 15, 2018 at Kernersville Wesleyan Church.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make donations to Victory Mountain Youth Camp, 1701 Westchester Drive, Suite. 300, High Point, NC 27262
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June 14, 2018

Ruth Parker Linville passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at the age of 101. A memorial service celebrating her life will be at 3:00 PM Saturday, June 16,2018 at Oak Ridge United Methodist Church, offi-ciated by Pastor Andy Lambert, Pastor Christy Taylor, and Tim Sessoms. A visitation with family will precede the service in the fellowship hall of the Church beginning at 2 PM. A graveside service will be 2:00 PM Sunday, June 17, 2018 at the Parker Family Cemetery in Woodland, NC.
Ruth was born December 26, 1916 to the late Ruth Peele Parker and William Edgar Parker, in George, North Carolina. She graduated from East Carolina Teachers College, now known as East Carolina Uni-versity, where she played varsity basketball, tennis, soccer and softball. She was married to the late Walter Linville. After graduation, she was a high school Chemistry and Physics teacher for 37 years, teaching most of these years at Kernersville and East Forsyth High Schools. Ruth coached all sports during her 37 years, but was most noted for her 4 State Championships in basketball.
Ruth retired in 1977 to take care of her husband. After he died, she began playing more golf with her friends. She even won her club championship at the age of 68. Ruth loved all sports but especially the Atlanta Braves, tennis, basketball, and golf. She loved her friends and family, and was especially close to her son and granddaughters.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her 5 brothers and sisters, George Parker, Mary Littrell, James Parker, Jesse Parker, and Ester Wethington. She wanted to be placed to rest with her parents and siblings.
Survivors include; son, Robert Parker Linville and wife Judy; granddaughters, Danielle Leigh Linville, and Sarah Ruth Linville Kennedy and husband Chase; stepdaughter, Frances Marlow and many extended family and friends.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour , address 5834 Bur Mil Club Road, Greensboro, NC 27410. She loved seeing the girls having more opportunities to play and was a big supporter of the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour.

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June 14, 2018

Valerie J. Davant, age 63, passed away on May 24. Valerie was born and raised in California. She loved the ocean, spending time with her family and friends and her furbabies. Valerie’s smile and laughter were over contagious, and everyone who met her fell in love instantly.
She was a business woman and met our dad, Carter Davant, while working for the same compa-ny. They then moved to Miami, Florida where they started a family. Valerie and her children moved to Kernersville in June of 1996. She is survived by her daughter Margaret Coe and her husband Harold, of Kernersville; son Nicholas Davant and his wife Cierra, of Cumming, Geor-gia; five loving grandchildren, Hayley, Aidan and Amber Coe and Rydan and Emery Davant; and sisters Candi Hildman, of New Mexico, and Teri Riffle, of Texas. Valerie is preceded in death by Carter, her sister Bonnie Salonia and her niece Rochelle Winston. She was not only Mom to Margaret and Nicholas, but to all of their friends as well. She was everyone’s Mom/Grammy. The family would like to thank Jonathan, Shoka and April of Community Home Care and Hospice. The family will host a memorial service at a later date. Spread your wings and fly, Mom/Grammy!


June 14, 2018

KERNERSVILLE – Mrs. Patricia Woodring, 70. passed away, Saturday, June 9, 2018 at her home. She was born September 16, 1947 in Forsyth County to the late Howard Anderson and Marguerite McDaniel Dodson. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one brother; David Dodson and a nephew Mark Dodson. Surviving are; her loving husband; Larry Woodring, her son; Brien Woosley, one grandchild; Chase Woosley, and one brother; Jerry (Shirley) Dodson.
She was the youngest of three children, two brothers Jerry and wife Shirley (Roanoke, VA) and David (pre-deceased) and Patricia Dodson of Kernersville, NC. She has four nieces, Lou Ann Jarrett, husband Kenny, Laurie Kay Martin, Kimberly Conrad and husband Tim, Lana Sue Street, husband David. Numerous other relatives and friends.
A service will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at the Kernersville Seventh-day Adventist Church with Pastor Don Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Kernersville Seventh-day Adventist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Tuesday evening, June 12, 2018 at Hayworth Miller Kernersville Chapel.
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June 14, 2018

William “Billy” Kay, 59, went home to be with the Lord May 31, 2018.
A Celebration of Billy’s life will be held 6:30PM Friday June 8, 2018 at the Pierce-Jefferson Funeral & Cremation Services Chapel with Pastor Jay Boyce officiating. The family will gather informally to visit with friends immediately following the service.
A native of Simpsonville, South Carolina, Billy was the son of the late Lily Matheson and William Clar-ence Kay. In addition to his parents, he also was preceded in death by his sister Belle Kay Warren.
Billy attended Oaklawn Baptist Church. A carpenter by trade, Billy particularly enjoyed fishing, friends, the beach, and spending time with his family especially his daughter Rachel.
Survivors include his loving wife Sherri Pegram Kay of the home; daughter Rachel Kay of the home; sister Patricia Deaton and Miller of Lancaster, SC; brothers Jimmy Kay and Sherry of Danbury, and Burt Kay; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
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In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Forsyth, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103


June 14, 2018

Kernersville- Mrs. Winifred “Joyce” Cantrell Browning, 82, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 01, 2018 at Beacon Place. She was born on January 26, 1936 in Wayne County, Michigan to Beulah and Winferd Cantrell. Joyce was completely dedicated to her family and children. She was a great wife and mother. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Mark Browning. She is survived by her loving husband of 62 wonderful years, Wilt Browning; two daughters, Vicky Long (husband, Michael) and Jennifer Browning Tapp; two sons, Ken Browning (wife, Theresa) and Andy Browning (wife, Crystal); eight grandsons; eight great grandchildren; two sisters, Lois Vaughan and Jackie Rogers; and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service for Joyce will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Easley, SC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Forsyth County Humane Society, at 4881 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27104. The family would like to express their appreciation to Beacon Place Hospice and Kernersville Oncology Specialists for their care, guidance, and comfort. Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at