Kernersville – Mr. Ronnie Lee Lineberry passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. He was born on February 22, 1953 in Forsyth County, NC to the late Emma Jean Lineberry-Anderson.
Ronnie was a loving husband to Kathey who he loved with all his heart, and he was also a father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He loved his family dearly. He loved hot rods and to tinker with anything with a motor. “He was born with a wrench in his hand.” He loved his birds and had bird feeders everywhere. He never met a stranger and had so many friends.
In addition to his mother, he was proceeded in death by his stepfather, Jack Anderson.
Surviving are his wife, Kathey Lineberry; two daughters, Sharon Eastridge and Connie Moore; one son Tommy Eastridge (Carla); one brother, Jerry Anderson (Allison), five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Due to the limitations of numbers for public gatherings at this time, a private graveside service will be held at Eastlawn Gardens of Memory in Kernersville. Online condolences may be made at


WINSTON SALEM – Alma Merritt Scott, 93, passed away Friday, April 3, 2020. Alma was born on December 4, 1926 in Forsyth County to Benjamin Ira and Eva Grubbs Merritt. Alma was a long time member of Main Street Baptist Church in Kernersville and a former member of Red Bank Missionary Baptist Church in Germanton. Alma was a faithful and loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Alma was also a hard worker and worked alongside her second husband, Leary Norvell Scott, in their accounting business until his death in 2003. After Leary’s death she continued to work in the business with her son, Kim, until her health no longer permitted. Attendance and involvement in church was of great importance to Alma. She faithfully served as a Sunday school teacher for over 60 years, ending her Sunday school tenure having taught the Ladies II Sunday School Class at Main Street Baptist Church for over 30 years. Alma was passionate about her work and fervent in her service to her church. Alma also loved to travel. She and Leary traveled to every state in the continental United States. They also traveled frequently with the Senior Adult Group at Main Street Baptist Church. Alma had a great love of her home and her family. Spending time with her family was the joy of her life. In addition to her parents, Alma was preceded in death by her first husband, William Chester Bullin in 1954 and by Leary in 2003. Surviving are her sons, Von Bullin (wife, Linda) of Walnut Cove, Kim Scott (wife, Becky) of Kernersville, and one grandchild, Katie Scott Wingate (husband, Adam) of Kernersville.
Due to the pandemic of COVID 19, a private family graveside service will be held at Red Bank Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Walter Overman officiating. A public memorial service will be held at a later date. The family would like to thank the caregivers of Home Loving Senior Care for their compassion and care. Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made to In lieu of flowers, you may send donations to Main Street Baptist Church or a charity of your choice.


Mr. Thomas Edward King, 64, went peacefully into the arms of Christ on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born on December 23, 1955 in Galveston, Texas to Da-vid Clifford and Edna Seagraves King. Thomas enjoyed hiking and was a great trombone player. He was a member of Triad Baptist Church in Kernersville where he served his Lord faithfully. He loved his church and his church family. Thomas was a loving husband and father who will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Josephine “Jo” King; his son Joseph King; two brothers Ron King (wife, Sandy) and Gary King; and many loving nieces and nephews.
A memorial service for Thomas will be held at a later date. Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the King family. Online condolences may be made at


KERNERSVILLE – Margaret Jean King Harris, 92, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice home. Jean was born on October 8, 1927 in Warren County to the late Robert Alston King and Nettie Wise King. She attended Littleton High School in Littleton, NC and retired from Southern Bell Telephone, where she worked in Directory Assistance. Jean enjoyed cooking, gardening and spending time with her family.
Jean was preceded in death by her husband, James W. “Jimmy” Harris; brothers, Dewitt King, Paul King, Robert King, Clarence King and Arthur King; and sisters, Clara Perkinson, Lucy Frazier, Ellen Umphlett, Ida Bobbitt, Louise Marks, and Martha Jones.
Surviving are three sons, Warren Harris (wife, Debbie) of Pfafftown, Robert Harris of Kernersville, and Scott Harris (wife, Sonya) of Greer, SC; six grandchildren, Nancy Bryan, James McMillan Harris, Megan Harris, Ryan Harris, Jennifer Chism, and Taylor Harris; seven great grandchildren; one brother, Stanley King; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Due to the issues surrounding our communities at this time, there will be a private graveside service for the family. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Ln, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.
Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made to


Mr. Timothy Albert Shore of Kernersville died unexpectedly Wednesday the 18th of March. Mr. Shore is the devoted son of the late James Albert Shore of Kernersville. He is survived by his mother, Alice J. Shore, his brothers, Jimmy Wayne Shore of Winston-Salem and Keith Shore of Kernersville. He is also survived by his special cousin, Mark Peeples.
A devoted son, brother and friend he will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him
A private funeral is planned.
Memorials may be submitted to the charity of your choice.


On Thursday, March 19, 2020, Toby Wray Badgett, a loving husband, father, and grandfather passed in peace.
Toby was survived by his wife, Carol W. Badgett; son, David W. Badgett and wife, Cathy; grandson, Bryce C. Badgett; brother, Larry Badgett; along with an extended, loving family. Toby was preceded in death by his father, Roy C. Badgett; mother, Mary M. Badgett; brothers, Harold, Carroll, Donald, and Richard; sisters, Mary Lou James and Judy Moore.
Toby was born in Forsyth County and served 24 years with the Winston Salem Fire Department. Toby was a man of faith and a member of Triad Baptist Church. Toby was loved by many.
A Celebration of Life Service may be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home at Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston Salem, NC 27103 or to Nehemiah’s Few at Triad Baptist Church.
Friends and family may view and sign the guestbook at


Katherine Geiger Mathews, 82, of Kernersville, NC passed away peacefully Thursday March 5, 2020.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be held 2:00PM Sunday April 26, 2020 at Bunker Hill United Methodist Church with Rev. David Rorie officiating. The family will greet friends immediately following the service in the fellowship hall.
A native of Greensboro, NC, Katherine was the wife of the late, Harold H. Mathews, Jr. and the daughter of the late, Maurice and Elsie Geiger. Katherine was full of life and a great friend to many, whether it be from her neighborhood, the grocery stores, doctors and nurses. She was everyone’s Firecracker. Katherine lived and loved life and she loved giving everyone a nickname.
Survivors include her daughter, Debbi Vandy and husband, Bob of Kernersville, NC; brother, Jim “ick” Geiger and wife, Jeanne of Sunset Beach, NC; sister, Ruth Andrews of Greensboro, NC; grandchildren, Ronnie Blanton and Andy Blanton; four great grandchildren; and step-son, Barry Mathews of Greensboro, NC.
Friends and family may view, and sign the guestbook at
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Furever Friends of North Carolina, P.O. Box 15742, Winston-Salem, NC 27113 or to Heart of the Triad Choral Society, P.O. Box 157, Kernersville, NC 27285.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Sherry Ryter-Brown and staff of Novant Health Pineview Family Medicine, Kernersville, NC; Dr. Tom Kefalas and staff of Novant Health Oncology Specialists, Kernersville, NC; Trellis Supportive Care of Winston Salem, NC.


Charles Berry Golden “Charlie”, 80, passed away on March 16, 2020.
He was born November 20, 1939, the youngest son of the late Pop and Grace Golden in Anson County, North Carolina. Charlie worked for the U.S. Post Office for many years in Kernersville, NC. He was also a member of Kernersville Seventh-Day Adventist Church. His wife of 43 years, Clara Elizabeth, “Beth,” predeceased him in death in 2018. He was also predeceased by four brothers, Bob, Clyde, Herb and Fred Golden. He is survived by his sister in law, Sylvia Golden, sister in law, Jean L. Fordham, special nieces and nephews, Holly (Neal) Smith, Sami (Kevin) Hanks, Wendy (Mike) Goforth and Norian (Caroline) Fordham, Mitsyco Pate and his “adopted son,” John Deboer.
A memorial service to celebrate Charlie’s life will be held at a later date. The family requests that memorials may be made to Kernersville Seventh-day Adventist Church, 896 Old Winston Road, Kernersville, NC 27284. Online condolences may be made online at
I Thessalonians 4:13-14: But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him, those who sleep in Jesus.


Kernersville – Mr. Hugh L. Holder passed away March 15, 2020 at Summerstone Health and Re-habilitation Center. He was born in Forsyth County on July 5, 1933 to the late Ben Andrew and Cassie Wilson Holder. Hugh was an avid golfer, fisherman, and loved to watch sports on TV, especially basketball. He was preceded in death by his loving wife; Mary Ruth Holder, one daughter, Martha Ann Holder, his three brothers, Wilson, Rex, and Don.
He is survived by, three children; Janet (Danny) Englebert, Steve (Teresa) Holder, Sandra Holder Shropshire, four grandchildren, Adam (Ashli) Englebert, Derek Shropshire, Stephanie (Taylor) Charles, Janna Holder, three great grandchildren, Addison and Dax Shropshire, Tiller Charles, and a special caregiver, Cheryl Mosca.
A special thank you to the staff of Summerstone Health and Rehab and Liberty Hospice of Thomasville.
Due to the limitations of numbers for public gatherings at this time, a private graveside service will be held at Eastlawn Gardens of Memory in Kernersville. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Liberty Hospice 1007 Lexington Ave. Thomasville, NC 27360.
Online Condolences may be made to


On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, Robin Parson Mitchell, loving mother of three children and nana of seven grandkids, passed away suddenly at the age of 61 after a brief endless.
Robin was born on October 16, 1958 in Baltimore, MD to Charles and Ruby Parsons. She received her nursing degree from East Carolina University in 1982. She practiced nursing for over 30 years.
Robin had a passion for nursing and putting others before herself. She profoundly and uncondi-tionally loved her family. Robin never met a stranger and embraced opportunities to share her love with everyone she met. She was known for her infectious smile, goofy sense of humor and her kind and compassionate spirit.
She is survived by her brother, Steve (Christine), her children Brandon (Meg), Matthew (Kayla), and Lindsay (Evan), and her grandchildren, Baby Mitchell, Charlie, Maddie, Emmie, Blair, Elliott and Henry.
A celebration of Robin’s life will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 2pm for friends and family at Project:Re3 Church 1474 Kerner Rd in Kernersville.
Donations in Robin’s memory can be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network 1500 Rosecrans Ave, Ste 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. Their website is