Charles T. Mabe was born on August 21, 1949 in Stokes County, North Carolina. He attended Walnut Cover Elementary School and graduated from South Stokes High School in 1967. In October 1967 Charles joined the USMC and served his country for two years, one year in Vietnam. While there, he was awarded a Purple Heart after the supply truck he was driving hit a landmine injuring him. Charles loved serving his Country and was a dedicated soldier. He was a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, the DAV and the Kernersville VFW #5352. On July 26, 1975 Charles married Lynn Idol at her parent’s home. They were married 44 years. He later joined Bunker Hill United Methodist Church. Charles worked for the N.C. Department of Motor Vehicles.
Survivors include his wife, Lynn; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jane and Steve Idol; very special friends, Jimmy and Georgia Queen; and his service dog, Tyler.
Charles was buried on June 22, 2020 at Arlington National Cemetery with family and friends attending.
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Joseph “Picnic Joe” Raymond Lindner, 86, of Cumberland, passed away early Thursday morning July 2, 2020, at his home in Kernersville, NC.
Born Jan. 19, 1934, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Vincent J. and Ruth Ella (Valentine) Lindner of Cumberland.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers: Anthony Lindner, Vincent (Junior) Lindner & wife Evelyn, Thomas (Tom) Lindner; sister-in-law, Betty (Conners) Lindner; and his daughter-in-law, Cheryl (Crump) Lindner.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Kathleen (Mullaney) Lindner; his brother, Alan Lindner, Loxahatchee, FL; his sister, Ursula Dawson, Calvert County, MD; sister-in-law, Darlene Lindner, Cumberland; his sons, Joseph, Mechanicsville, MD; Daniel Lindner and wife, Jodi, Kernersville, NC; and daughters, Kathleen (Lindner) Collins and husband, Mitchel, Kernersville, NC; and Mary Ann (Lindner) Sterling and husband, Craig, Germantown, MD; seven grandchildren, Nathan Lindner, Emily Lindner, Adam Lindner, Luke Lindner, Bennett Lindner, Caleb Sterling, and Cameron Sterling; many nieces, nephews, and special relative, Tim Mullaney, Simpsonville, SC, who lived with the family while attending Bishop Walsh.
Joe was a 1952 graduate of LaSalle High School. After high school Joe worked at Texaco Gas Station, Schmidt Baking Company & the US Postal Service.
After retirement from the Postal Service, Joe volunteered at Bishop Walsh High School in the cafeteria and at sporting events. He was a dedicated fan. The highlight of each year was volunteering for the ACIT Tournaments. He loved God, family, Cumberland, and sports. Anyone who knew Joe knew his favorite teams were the Baltimore Orioles and the Pittsburgh Penguins. He loved attending sporting events with his children and grandchildren and watching them play. He was their greatest fan!
Joe was a member of the Shrine of SS Peter and Paul and a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus #586 in Cumberland, MD. In Kernersville, he attended Holy Cross Catholic Church.
Due to COVID-19, a small Mass will be performed at the Shrine of Saints SS Peter and Paul, Cumberland at a later date. Interment will be at the Rocky Gap Veteran’s Cemetery, Flintstone, MD (TBD).
Words of condolence may be sent to Kathy & family at 401 Susanna Drive, Kernersville, NC 27284.


Mrs. Darlene Stroud Harris went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 2, 2020 in Summerville, SC. She was born October 1, 1952 in Lexington, NC to the late Herman and Magdalene Jones Stroud and grew up surrounded by her aunts, uncles, and cousins who she loved dearly. Darlene was a former resident of Forest City.
She attended schools in Davie County, NC. Darlene earned her RN nursing degree from Gardner Webb University. She received the Florence Nightingale Nursing, Grace C. Lee, and Excellence in Nursing awards. She was a labor and delivery room nurse and worked at Rutherford Regional Hospital, Rutherfordton, NC and Colleton Medical Center, Walterboro, SC before retiring.
Darlene was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Forest City, NC. She was an avid gardener and loved flowers, especially roses. She enjoyed birdwatching with cardinals and hummingbirds being her favorite. She loved the beach and her grand dog, Cooper. Most of all, Darlene loved her grandchildren and spending time with them.
Darlene was preceded in death by her mother and father; brother, Tommy Lee Stroud, an infant brother and sister; and, her brother-in-law, Thomas Edward Harris, Jr.
Mrs. Harris is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Anthony “Tony” Gaston Harris; daughters, Meghan Harris Bryant (Mark) of Summerville, SC and Jordan Ashley Harris of Advance, NC; grandchildren, Lance Anthony Bryant, Ashden Bailey Lindsey Harris, and Aniya Braylee Harris; brothers-in-law, Jim Harris (Ginger) of Mint Hill, NC and Frank Harris (Pam) of Matthews, NC; sister-in-law, Priscilla Harris of Davidson, NC; and, several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2020 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at James A. Dyal Funeral Home, 303 S. Main Street, Summerville, SC (843) 873-4040. A memorial service will begin at 2:00 pm officiated by Pastor Marvin Green and Reverend Adam Ridenhour.
Flowers will be accepted; or, donations in Darlene’s memory may be sent to Hospice of The Carolina Foothills, Post Office Box 336.Forest City, NC 28043 or March of Dimes at
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KERNERSVILLE- Mrs. Dorothea Ellen (Rogers) Dorsett, 90, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at Piney Grove Nursing and Rehab. She was born, November 10, 1929, in Scioto County, Ohio and resided there with her parents. She was a faithful member of the Second Street Wesleyan Church in Portsmouth OH. She worked in three local retail establishments; Horton’s Grocery, Atlas Fashions, and Martings Department Store while living in Sciotoville, OH. Upon her marriage to Ralph Lee Dorsett, she moved to Kernersville, NC in September,1977. She worked at Kernersville Wesleyan Academy until May,1981. She then became the Assistant Director and Cook at Gulliford Wesleyan Day Care until her retirement in December 1994. She was a faithful and active member of Kernersville Wesleyan Church.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Ralph Lee Dorsett, her parents, Joseph Addison Rogers and Nettie Wilson Rogers, her sister M.Katherine (Carol) Euton. She is
survived by two brothers Charles Rogers, and Bernard Rogers; two Sisters, Thelma (Ray) Montgomery, Charlotte (James) Hulett, her sister-in-law, Nancy K. Dorsett and a host of
nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Likewise, she leaves behind a loving church family.
A funeral service for Dorothea will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 6, 2020 at Kernersville Wesleyan Church with Rev. Scott Simmons, Rev. Leon Thompson and Rev. Don Martin
officiating. Burial will follow the service at Eastlawn Gardens of Memory. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kernersville Wesleyan Benevolence Fund at 930 N. Main
St. Kernersville, NC 27284. Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at


KERNERSVILLE – Angela Powers Mayberry, 52, passed away July 1, 2020 at Forsyth Medical Center and is now resting in the arms of the Lord. Angela was born on June 5, 1968 in Mecklenburg County to Michael Eugene and Judy Helms Powers. She was a devout follower of Jesus, a student, prayer warrior, a loving mother, daughter, sister and aunt. Angela incorporated her love of reading into her career at Murphey Traditional Academy, where she worked as Media Specialist. She absolutely loved her job and working with all of the children. Angela was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Wade and Viola Helms; and her paternal grandparents, Harold and Martha Powers. She is survived by her son, Brennan Payne Mayberry; her parents, Michael and Judy Powers; a brother, Christopher Powers (Erica); nephew, Noah Powers; nieces, Emerson & Elle Powers; and former husband, Mark Mayberry. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Main Street Baptist Church with Pastor Walter Overman officiating. Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made to


Elma C. Menius died March 25, 2020 at the age of 98, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born in 1921 to Charlie Chapman and Lillie Mae Koontz in Salisbury, NC where she grew up with her older brother Marvin and sister Hessie (Cress). She spoke of her parents with great affection and enjoyed the small grocery that her father owned when she was a child during the Great Depression. She married her high school sweetheart Richard (Dick) B. Menius on June 21, 1940 and they celebrated 59 years of marriage before his death in 1999. She liked to joke that they were married on the longest day and shortest night of the year, the summer solstice. Her quick wit and wry humor were a hallmark of her life and enjoyed by all.
During WWII she traveled to Deming, New Mexico to work at the military base where Dick was stationed before he went overseas as a member of the Army Air Corps. After the war they began a family in Charlotte, NC before briefly returning to Salisbury and moving to Winston-Salem in 1957. They became active members of the First Presbyterian Church and various civic groups while raising three children. She enjoyed entertaining and supporting her husband’s career at Wachovia Bank (now Wells Fargo) often hosting large gatherings at their home. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed baking, especially her signature caramel cake and black walnut cookies which others often requested. Elma and Dick enjoyed traveling extensively throughout the US and were especially fond of Hawaii and the Southwest where they were interested in Native American culture and became friends with a Navajo family that later visited them in Winston-Salem during their first trip away from the reservation. After Dick retired, they spent much of their time at their cabin in the Virginia mountains entertaining friends, gardening, and enjoying the wildlife.
Elma enjoyed golf for many years and was an avid bridge player throughout her life. Until her mid-90’s, she enjoyed playing weekly with her many friends at the Kernersville Senior Center. She was a skilled seamstress who often created her own designs and patterns. For many years she did alterations and original clothing for a wedding boutique in Reynolda Village. As her reputation grew, she was sought by many young brides who wanted an heirloom dress altered or a custom wedding dress and bridesmaids’ dresses that sometimes numbered ten or more. She enjoyed getting to know the brides and bridesmaids, creating custom dresses and headpieces. She was a lifetime member of the Garden Study Club, the second oldest garden club in North Carolina, and especially enjoyed wildflowers. She was instrumental over the years in the Club’s scholarship fund at Forsyth Tech and eventually establishing an endowment for student grants.
Elma is predeceased by her husband and her son, Richard (Rick) B. Menius, Jr. She is survived by daughters, Jeanie Penland of Raleigh, NC and Pam Maynard of Lawrenceville, GA; grandchildren Adele Myers Reingold (Jay) and Neil Myers (Carrie), and four great-grandchildren. A service will be held at a later date to honor and celebrate her life and she will be buried next to her beloved husband at the National Cemetery in Salisbury, NC.


ASHEBORO–David Stafford Hawkins, age 86, of Asheboro was unexpectedly called home to be with the Lord and his beloved wife on Sunday, June 21, 2020.
Dave was born in Portsmouth, VA on May 2, 1934 to William and Wilma Stafford Hawkins. Dave was employed in the construction industry in both NC and VA for most of his life and was currently employed preparing residential architectural designs. He was a long-time member of First Assembly of God Church where he previously served as the business pastor. He loved to restore old cars and was known for his “Gray Ghost” 1950 Chevy Truck. He treasured his family and loved them deeply and affectionately. He led his family with great dignity and remarkable strength. You could not find a better model of Christ’s love for His church. He was a faithful man of God who ministered, mentored and shaped the lives of countless young men and women. In addition to his parents, Dave was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Carol Janet Perdue Hawkins, granddaughters, Sherry and Shannon Hawkins, and daughter-in-law, Sherry G. Hawkins.
He is survived by his children, David Hawkins Jr., Chris Hawkins (Christie), Maridee Kivett (Bobby), Michelle Phelps; grandchildren, Stephanie Young (Scott), Shaun Hawkins, Shane Hawkins, Aaron Hawkins, Abigail Canipe (Daniel), Justin Kivett (Sarah), Travis Kivett (Shelly), Courtney Caudill (Joel), Lauren Hayden (Dan), Brittany Etheridge (Jared), Andrew Phelps, Kelsey Phelps, Sydney Phelps; great grandchildren, Paige Hawkins, Marshall Hawkins, Stetson Hawkins, Madelyn Kivett, Rebekah Kivett, Aubrianna Kivett, Emma Kivett, Alexa Kivett, Addison Kivett, John Kivett, Isabella Kivett, Ezra Etheridge, Jude Etheridge, Simeon Hayden, and baby Caudill; sisters Barbara Beal (Don), Carolyn McClure, and Dianne Roudabush (David); and brothers, Joel Hawkins (Sherry) and Stephen Hawkins.
Mr. Hawkins body will lie in state on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:00-5:00 pm and on Thursday, June 25, 2020 from 8:30-10:30 am at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue in Asheboro. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 am at First Assembly of God, 909 Meadowbrook Road in Asheboro with Pastor David Snyder officiating. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to First Assembly of God, PO Box 1031, Asheboro, NC 27204.
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Roger Lee “R. L.” Fearington, age 84, of Kernersville, North Carolina passed away Friday, June 19, 2020.
Mr. Fearington was born August 20, 1935 in Winston Salem, NC to the late Christopher Hubert Fearington and the late Pauline Thomas Fearington. He was retired from the Winston-Salem-Forsyth County School System and was a veteran of the United States Marines.
Survivors include his wife, Debra Fearington of Kernersville, NC; daughters & son-in-law, Ann Vaughn of Wilmington, NC and Amy & Tim Beeson of Kernersville, NC; son & daughter-in-law, Lee & Shellie Fearington of Baxley; grandchildren, Cody (Haley) Fearington, Andrew Bowman, Jessica Idol, Daniel Vaughn, and Ellie Fearington; and one great grandson, Zach Fearington.
A private memorial service was held Monday, June 22, 2020 in Baxley, Georgia.
Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home in Baxley, Georgia.


KERNERSVILLE – Russell “Rusty” Lynn Kerr, 60, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2020 at his home. Rusty was born on June 3, 1960 in Butte County, California to the late Dean Kerr and Anita Coffin Kerr Hall. He took pride in his work and loved his work family. Rusty was able to fix anything. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren and was a big kid at heart, enjoying trips to Disney World with his family. In addition to his parents, Rusty was preceded in death by his second father, Robert G. Hall; four brothers, Terry, Ralph, and Trent Kerr and George Hall. Surviving are his daughters, Ashley Ward (husband, John) and Amber Kerr; three grandchildren, Jack Ward, Brooks Ward, Liam Johnston and his Granddog Harlow; three brothers, Bryan Kerr, Norman Kerr and William Hall; and two sisters, Diana Hall and Robin Stephens. A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Beacon of Grace Church in Walkertown. Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the Kerr family. Online condolences may be made to


Michael William “Mike” Downham, 60, of Kernersville, NC passed away peacefully Saturday May 30, 2020.
Funeral Services celebrating his life will be held at a later date.
A native of Belvoir, VA, Mike was the husband of 40 years to Peggy Downham and the son of the late David Downham and Nellie Williamson. Mike was a Fire and Security Project Manager for i-Tech Security and Network Solutions. He spent nearly 20 years as a volunteer fireman/EMT with the Piney Grove Fire Department, Kernersville Fire Rescue, and the Winston-Salem Rescue. Mike loved life to the fullest. He was a true family man and was the best husband, father, and grandfather who will be missed by all that knew him.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy of the home; daughter, Michelle Tutton and husband, Eric; son, Thomas Downham and wife, Megan; grandchildren, Kaitlyn McDade, Courtney Tutton, and Kaden Tutton; brothers, Pete Downham, Ronnie Downham, and Terry Downham; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Michael was preceded in death by his step-father, Billy Williamson.
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