Obituaries

Idol

April 24, 2019

Kernersville – Jean Moore Idol, 96, went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Jean was born in Charlotte, NC on January 18, 1923 to Roscoe and Lillie Bodenheimer Moore. She moved to Kernersville at age 12. Jean graduated from Wallburg High School and was a charter member of Union Cross Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading, crocheting and loved her family and friends dearly.
In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Staley L. Idol; a son, Ronald Idol; two sisters, Phyllis Reece and Joann Moore; and two daughters-in-law, Sandy and Kathy.
Surviving are her children, Sandra Lampley (Gerald) of Apex, Staley Idol Jr. (Jeanne) of Sanford, FL, Larry Idol (Cindy) of Trinity; and Lane Idol (Elaine) of Kernersville; grandchildren, Paul Lampley (Kelly), Heather White (Dean), Michael Idol (Lena), Kristen Mitchell (Odain), Jeff Idol (Sherry), Holly Turbyfill (Hugh), Melodie Perdue (Jim), Joel Idol (Tammy), and Sharon Glidewell; 24 great grandchildren; a sister Barbara Gigilotta (Frank) of CA; sisters-in-law, Ruth Osborne and Nora Smith (Aubrey); a brother-in-law, Tommy Reece; and many special nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Union Cross Baptist Church in Kernersville. The family will receive friends from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow at Abbotts Creek Missionary Baptist Church, High Point.
Memorials may be made to Union Cross Baptist Church, 4350 High Point Road, Kernersville, NC 27284 or Gideon International – Bibles, P.O. Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090-7251.
Hayworth Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com

Fisher

April 23, 2019

Martha Clark Fisher, 90, passed away peacefully Sunday April 21, 2019.
Funeral Services celebrating her life will be 11:00AM Saturday April 27, 2019 at Kernersville Moravian Church with The Rev. John G. Rights officiating.
Born May 9, 1928 in Washington, D.C., Martha was the daughter of the late, Roy T. McLean and Johnnie Lucille Woodall McLean. She was married to Beverly Eugene Clark and was preceded in death by him. They had two daughters, Beverly Lucille Clark and Martha Wynne Clark. Later in 1957, Martha married George Edward Fisher. She and George lived and worked in the D.C. area and in Norristown, Pennsylvania before moving to Kernersville, North Carolina. When they moved to Kernersville, Martha worked for Bob Love Insurance until 1984. She later served as the Chief Bookkeeper for Holy Cross Catholic Church until she retired in 1996.
She considered her greatest blessing to be the day she believed in Jesus Christ as her Savior, and her greatest accomplishment to be the days she served Him. She will be best remembered in Kernersville for her work with Missions, both here and around the world. She began the Prayer Ministry at Kernersville Moravian Church in February 1982, after beginning a Women’s Bible Study Group in 1982.
Survivors include her two daughters, U.S. Navy Ret. Chaplain Beverly Lucille Hardgrove Parry of Wilmington, NC , and Martha Clark Burgess and husband, David of Weddington, NC; grandchildren, William Jackson Hardgrove, George Edward Hardgrove and wife, Leslee, Rebecca Kaderli and husband, Will, and Heather Walker and husband, Shawn; and great grandchildren, W. Finn, Adalaide, Preston, Anna, Alan, and Trinity.
In addition to her husbands and parents, Martha was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
The family will visit with friends at the church immediately following the service on Saturday.
Family and friends may view, and sign the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com

Mabe

April 23, 2019

Cynthia “Tweet” Mabe, 67, of Charleston, TN passed away on “Good” Friday, April 19, 2019 at her home in Charleston, TN. She loved reading scripture every morning, to go shopping, working in her flowers, gardening and taking care of her dogs, but she especially loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church in Delano, TN and Benton Lions Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Jim Mabe; parents, Ira and Roxie Anna Needham Idol; brother, Terry Idol.
She is survived by her children, Rodney Mabe (Charlene), Angela Mabe Hawkins (Dewayne), April Mabe Smith, Dana Mabe Andrews (Luke); 9 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren; sister, Ann Ballard (Roger) of Colfax, NC. Several nieces, nephews and extended family members also survive.
A funeral service will be conducted at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at Crossroads Baptist Church in Delano, TN with the Reverend Richard Mason officiating. A graveside service and interment will be Friday, April 26, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in Eastlawn Gardens of Memory, Kernersville, NC with Reverend Rick Carter officiating.
The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at Crossroads Baptist Church prior to the service. A visitation will also be in her hometown of Kernersville, NC from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2019 in the chapel of Main Street United Methodist Church, 306 South Main Street, Kernersville, NC.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Mabe Family guestbook at www.higginsfuneral.com, Online condolences may be made to www.hayworth-miller.com
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Higgins Funeral Home of Benton, TN and Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel.

Panichello

April 23, 2019

Sarasota, Florida – Mrs. Ellen “Jeanette” Panichello, 82, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2019 in Florida. She was born February 3, 1937 the loving daughter to the late John Ralph Cooke, and Ellen Louise Ragland. Jeanette was a loving mother to her sons, Chris and John, as well as a de-voted wife to her husband, Joe of 58 years. She leaves behind a legacy of life, love, and an un-wavering dedication to her family. She will be missed, but not forgotten. Until we meet again… We Love You.
In addition to her loving husband and children, she is survived by her brother Gary Cooke, sister Amy Warren, and her beautiful 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel with Pastor Rick Carter officiating. Burial will follow in Main Street United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.

Moseley

April 22, 2019

High Point- Ruth Gerber Moseley, 89, passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Forsyth Medical Center.
She was born in Frankfurt, Germany on April 12, 1930 to Fritz and Auguste Gerber. She met her husband, Ralph Moseley, while he was stationed in Germany. They came to the United States in 1953 and resided in the DC metro area for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Ralph Moseley; brother Lothar Gerber.
Ruth is survived by, children Carl Moseley (Paula); Christina Hall (Jeff); Zita Collins; Fritz Moseley; eleven grandchildren Alisa, Thomas, Lucas, Nathaniel, Matthew, Cody, Joshua, Jeremiah, Michael, Sherri and Jesse; twelve great-grandchildren; and brother Horst Gerber.
A celebration of Ruth’s life will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, April 26, 2019 at Bunker Hill United Methodist Church, 1510 Bunker Hill Sandy Ridge Road Kernersville, NC 27284 with Rev. David Rorie officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall of the church.
Sechrest Funeral Service is honored to serve the Moseley family. Online condolences may be made at sechrestfunerals.com

Teague

April 22, 2019

Mr. Joseph Blaine Teague, 89, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2019 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. He was born on November 13, 1929 in Forsyth County to Martin and Connie Teague. Joseph was a lifetime member of Bunker Hill Primitive Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. Joseph loved to be outdoors doing yardwork whenever he was able. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.
In addition to his parents, Joseph was preceded in death by his loving wife of 69 years, Rebecca Teague; three sisters, Mildred, Minnie, and Rhetta Stafford; and one brother, Alvin Teague.
He is survived by his daughter, Andrea Smith (husband, Greg) of Holly Springs; one granddaughter, Erin Smith; one grandson, Zachary Smith (wife, Elizabeth); and one great granddaughter, McKenna Smith.
A funeral service for Joseph will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at Bunker Hill Primitive Baptist Church with Elder John Wingfield and Elder Eugene Brown officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Entombment will follow the service at 3:30 pm in Raleigh at Raleigh Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Bunker Hill Primitive Baptist Church, 1808 NC Hwy 66 South, Kernersville, NC 27284. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.

Botts

April 15, 2019

Colfax – Ms. Jewell Stack Botts went home to her Heavenly Father, April 13, 2019. Jewel grew up on a farm in Oak Ridge, NC, and learned the value of hard work at a young age. These dedicated work ethics were a continuing force though out her life. Her first job was with Blue Bell, Greensboro, NC. Many years later she retired from there., which by then had become Wrangler. After retirement she was able to spend more time doing what she loved, working in her house, yard, and flowers. Jewell endured years of complicated medical problems. Thanks to two special nieces, Lynn Plaster and Daphne Grogan, she remained independent, living at home as long as possible. Afterwards she was compassionately cared for by the staff of Summerstone Health and Rehabilitation Center in Kernersville, NC. Jewell was preceded in death by her husband L.D. Botts, her parents Clifton and Clara Stack, and four brothers, Richard Jim, Howard and Harvey. She is survived by her sister, Ruby Stack Combs, brother Gerald “Jerry” Stack, also a very special friend Ken Carter, and ten nieces, and nephews. A service will be held 3:00 PM, Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel with Pastor Alan Mears and Pastor Steve Roberson officiating. Burial will follow in the Stack Family Cemetery at Union Grove Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 2:45 PM at the funeral home prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to charity of donor’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.Hayworth-Miller.com

Strohmeier

April 11, 2019

Richard “Dick” Strohmeier, 84, died April 4, 2019.
A Memorial Service to celebrate his life will be held Sunday June 30, 2019 at River Landing at Sandy Ridge.
Dick was born in Remsen, Iowa April 1, 1935 to the late Lillian Emma Reidel and Richard William Strohmeier. Dick married Janice Kathleen Petersen on October 14, 1960. They were married 45 years until her premature death in 2003.
He joined the United States Air Force in 1956. He would fly the T-34A, T-28A and T-33 during his training. After his graduation in April 1957, he would fly the SD ANG 715 FIS, F-94C, F-89D, H, J and the F-102. He transferred to the IA ANG 174 TFG in 1962 and flew the F100C until 1967.
Dick was hired by Braniff Airlines in 1966, flying with them until 1982, and commanded the Convair 340/440, L-188, BAC-111, B-727 and B-707. He would be hired by Piedmont Airlines in 1982 and retired in 1993.
As he was “tired” of being retired, he became the Director of the Kernersville Chamber of Commerce from 1994 until 1997. In 1998 he returned to a long lost love of acting and was involved in local community theater until his death. His last performance of “Love Letters” was March 2019 at River Landing.
Dick was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church, and previously a member of Fountain of Life Lutheran Church. He was involved in many civic and community organizations including Kernersville YMCA, Kernersville Lion’s Club, Korner’s Folly, Kernersville Little Theater, The Shepherd’s Center and the Piedmont Silver Eagles.
Survivors include his son, Todd Richard Strohmeier and Byerlei of Laguna Nigel, California; daughter, Dana Lynn Strohmeier Helton of Wilmington; grandchildren, MacKenna, Austin, Kerry and Jana; great-grandchildren, Adley and Cameron; and a host of extended family and friends.
Family and friends may sign, and view the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com

St. Onge

April 11, 2019

December 19, 1923 – April 6, 2019
Peter E. St. Onge, 95, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at his step daughter’s home in Pinnacle, NC. Pete was born on December 19, 1923 in Putnam, Connecticut to the late Peter E. St. Onge Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Schools St. Onge. A proud World War II Veteran, Pete served in the US Army Airforce from 1942-1946 where he received multiple service awards. He spent most of his military years in the Philippines. Pete is survived by his loving wife, Doris Trogdon St. Onge, his step daughter, Barbara (David) Tilley, brothers, Robert (Terry) St. Onge, Ronnie (Connie) St. Onge, brother in laws, Clay (Karin) Trogdon and Ray Trogdon, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, six brothers, two sisters and many others. A memorial service will be held at 11am on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Thanks to Calvary Community Church, 4209 Union Hill Road, East Bend, NC 27018.

Onge

April 8, 2019

Peter E. St. Onge
December 19, 1923 – April 6, 2019
Peter E. St. Onge, 95, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at his step daughter’s home in Pinnacle, NC. Pete was born on December 19, 1923 in Putnam, Connecticut to the late Peter E. St. Onge Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Schools St. Onge. A proud World War II Veteran, Pete served in the US Army Airforce from 1942-1946 where he received multiple service awards. He spent most of his military years in the Philippines. Pete is survived by his loving wife, Doris Trogdon St. Onge, his step daughter, Barbara (David) Tilley, brothers, Robert (Terry) St. Onge, Ronnie (Connie) St. Onge, brother in laws, Clay (Karin) Trogdon and Ray Trogdon, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, six brothers, two sisters and many others. A memorial service will be held at 11am on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Thanks to Calvary Community Church, 4209 Union Hill Road, East Bend, NC 27018.