Peggy Jane Smith Teague, 80, of Kernersville, NC, passed away peacefully Thursday September 26, 2019.
Funeral Services celebrating her life will be held 11:00AM Tuesday October 1, 2019 at the Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Service Chapel. Interment will follow at Mt. Gur Cemetery.
A native of High Point, NC, Peggy was the wife of Ralph Teague having just celebrated their 63rd Anniversary on September 8, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Earl Lee Smith and Elena Causey Smith. Peggy had a passion for Cherry Grove Beach, SC where she enjoyed family, sun and sand. She was an avid Elvis Presley fan and had the opportunity to see him at the Center Theatre in High Point, NC just before he hit it big. Later in life, Peggy enjoyed the social aspect of working at Wal-Mart and her weekly dinner outings with the girls.
Survivors include her husband, Ralph of the home; daughter, Cathy Stroud and husband, Chip of High Point, NC; son, Randy Teague of Kernersville, NC; grandchildren, Meredith Tomlin and husband, Brad of High Point, NC, and Chase Stroud and Leslie Horne of Thomasville, NC; great grandchildren, Cooper Tomlin, and Isla Tomlin; sisters, Judy Bryant of Thomasville, NC, and Brenda Wood and husband, Allen of High Point, NC.; and sister-in-law, Lynn Smith of Greenville, SC.
In addition to her parents, Peggy was preceded in death by her brother, Gerald Smith.
The family will greet friends from 6:00PM to 8:00PM Monday September 30, 2019 at Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Service.
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Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292.


Albert Ephraim Dillon, Jr. 67, peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at his residence. Albert Jr. was born on January 8, 1952 in Forsyth County and raised in the Walkertown area to the most loving parents God could have gifted a child, Albert Ephraim Sr., and Violet Shelton Dillon.
With 30 years of service at the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, Albert Jr. retired as Assistant Sheriff on October 31, 2002. During that time, he was awarded four Medals of Valor. He then served over two years in a private police company by The State Attorney’s office as Captain. Albert was saved at Gospel Light Baptist Church on November 29, 1981. His love and compassion for people was evident in his work and his family.
In addition to his parents, Albert was preceded in death by his sister, Deborah Ann Dillon. Left to cherish his memory are three daughters, Kristi Dillon Richardson (husband, Tim), Misti Dillon Angell (husband, Aaron), and Candice Dillon Lyon (husband, Josh); and ten grandchildren, Kalee, Ethan Dillon, Chloe, Ashlyn, Caitlin, Madison, Ragen, Joshua Albert Weston, Brett, and William Jackson Henson.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Friday, September 27, 2019 at Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel. A funeral service for Albert will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Gospel Light Baptist Church with Rev. Frank Shumate officiating. Burial will follow the service at Gardens of Memory in Walkertown. Online condolences may be made at


Tommy Henry Pearman, 87, passed away Sunday, September 22, 2019. He was born November 28, 1931 in Stokesdale, NC to the late Cecil Decoster Pearman and Lillian Crouse Pearman. Tommy had a rich life full of family and friends. He graduated from Stokesdale High School where he played basketball.
Tommy proudly served as a sergeant in the US Army in the Korean War from 1951 to 1953. After his service, Tommy worked for Western Electric and retired in 1985 after 30+ years. During retirement Tommy loved spending time with his grandkids, trading and raising dogs and other farm animals.
Surviving Tommy is his wife of 65 years, Peggy Brown Pearman, his children Donna (Barry) McGee, Myron (Angie) Pearman, granddaughter Jessica (Stan) Lake, grandsons Jordan McGee, Logan Pearman and Dalton Pearman, siblings Louise Grotzinger and Donnie Pearman. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Pauline Blake and Cecil Pearman, Jr.
His funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on October 1, 2019, at Bethel United Methodist Church, 8424 Haw River Rd., Oak Ridge, NC 27310 by Pastor Allen Mears. Interment will take place at 3 p.m. at East Lawn Gardens of Memory, 530 Dobson St., Kernersville, NC 27284 with full military honors. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be given to Bethel United Methodist Church.


Terry M. Wood, 75, formerly of Walkertown, NC passed away peacefully Friday September 20, 2019.
Funeral Services celebrating his life will be held 2:00PM Saturday September 28, 2019 at the Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Service Chapel, Kernersville, NC with Rev. Larry Kirby officiating. Re-ception will follow in the Jefferson House.
A native of Forsyth County, NC, Terry was the son of the late, Clarence M. Wood and Leona Weatherman Wood. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the pistol and rifle team and won awards competing with other branches of the military. Terry was a floral designer and owned Hazel Williams Florist in High Point, NC. He loved horticulture and gardening of all kinds. He always planted a garden and shared with friends and neighbors. Terry’s most favorite thing to do was to spend time with his two grandchildren, Sam and Sophie.
Survivors include his daughter, Teresa Shaw and husband, Gavin of Holly Springs, NC; grand-children, Samuel Shaw, and Sophia Shaw; and niece, Debbie Ferguson and husband, John Hatcher Ferguson, III of Rocky Mount, VA.
In addition to his parents, Terry was preceded in death by his sister, Carol Jean Collins of Gretna, VA
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The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Morningside Assisted Living in Raleigh, NC.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5171 Glenwood Ave., Suite 101, Raleigh, NC 27612 or to


Kernersville – Mr. Alexander Alley, 99, passed away Sunday, September 22, 2019 at Piney Grove Health and Rehab. Alexander was born in Stokes Co. January 29, 1920 to the late Alexander Martin Alley and Mary Alice Martin. Alexander loved farming. He was very proud of his garden and tobacco fields. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 69 and a half years, Iris Lee Idol Alley, a son-in-law, Charles Jordan, and his seven brothers and sisters, Lucy Larrimore, Robert Alley, Ernest Alley, Roxie Combs, Hester Combs, Nora Combs, and Bill Alley.
Surviving are; two daughters, Phyllis Griffith and husband Van, and Brenda Jordan all of Kernersville, two sons, Mike Alley of Kernersville and John Alley of Colfax, and five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be conducted 1:00 PM Wednesday at Bunker Hill United Methodist Church with Rev. David Rorie officiating. Burial will follow in Eastlawn Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM Tuesday at Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel.


Mrs. Elsie Edwards McCarter Spink, 83, died on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at Kerner Ridge Assisted Living.
A native of Fair Bluff, she was the fourth of twelve children born to the late French Devon Edwards and Frostie Hilbourn Edwards. Elsie was born on January 10, 1936. She was a graduate of the Cerro Gordo High School class of 1954. She was retired as purchasing agent from Fleet Supply Company. Elsie was a longtime member of First Baptist Church, a member of the Dorcas Sunday School Class, and was active in the B-Friendly group. She volunteered with the Shephard’s Center of Kernersville, served her community as a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader and held many positions on PTA boards. Elsie came from a long line of excellent cooks. She enjoyed taking meals to neighbors, the sick and bereaved. She faithfully cooked chicken for the annual Kernersville Exchange Club Chicken Stew. Elsie also loved her time spent gardening, taking classes, traveling, and especially time with her family.
In addition to her parents, Elsie was also preceded in death by her first husband of 35 years, Lewis McCarter and her second husband of 9 years, Mark Spink. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Mable Edwards Strickland and brothers, Dennis Rozier Edwards, Roger Pittman Edwards, Willie James Edwards, and Edwin Dewayne Edwards.
Surviving are her daughters, Sonja McCarter Matson of Morrisville, Lori McCarter Stafford and her husband Jerry of Greensboro; son Christopher Reid McCarter of Kernersville; seven grandchildren, Andrew Matson of Los Angeles, California, Austin Matson of Scottsdale, Arizona, Hillary Matson of San Francisco, California, Garrison Stafford and his wife Brianna of Greensboro, Grace Stafford of Durham, Samuel Stafford of Greensboro and Raigan McCarter of Kernersville; sisters Linda Cooke of Richmond, Virginia, Elizabeth Nance of Chadburn, Edna McClary of Rock Hill, South Carolina, Shella Long of Lake Waccamaw; brothers John Edwards of Clover, South Carolina and Woodrow Edwards of Lexington and many special nieces and nephews.
The McCarter family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Sherry Ryter-Brown, the staff and caretakers at Kerner Ridge Assisted Living, and Trellis Supportive Care for the kind and compassionate care that you gave our mother.
A private funeral service celebrating Elsie’s life was held at Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel with Dr. Stephen Martin officiating on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Interment followed at Eastlawn Gardens of Memory. Online condolences may be made at


KERNERSVILLE – Justin Matthew Miner, 23, passed away Monday, September 16, 2019. Justin was born on November 8, 1995 in New York. He was a 2014 graduate of East Forsyth High School and was employed with Charles Carter Plumbing.
Justin is survived by his parents, Kevin and Darla Miner and Laura Tompkins; sister, Christina Miner; brothers, Brenden and Jayden Miner; paternal grandmother, Brenda Fay (Richard) of Kernersville; grandmother, Dawn Tola of Martinsville, VA; great grandmother, Elizabeth Norton of Fishkill, NY; aunts, Kari Tola of Winston-Salem, and Crystal Miner of Kernersville; uncles, Jason Miner of Wallkill, NY, Brian Tompkins of New York, and Rick Tompkins of New Jersey; a nephew, Grayson O’Reilly of Kernersville; and many loving cousins and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 20, 2019 at Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel with Rev. Tim Bussey officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.
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Bethany Leigh Smith, 23, passed away on Monday, September 16, 2019 at Moses Cone Hospital.
Her funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 21, at Shady Grove Wesleyan Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
A Guilford County native, Bethany was born on January 14, 1996, the daughter of Christopher Alan Smith and Dana Everette Smith. She attended Northwest Guilford High School, Class of 2014. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter and sister.
Surviving are her fiancé Michael Anthony Chase of the home; children Christopher Anthony Lardner and Linda Rose Everette Chase; father Christopher A. Smith of Colfax; mother Dana E. Smith of Greensboro; sister Krista Everette Smith and fiancé Brandon Richardson of Stokesdale; maternal grandfather Daniel Everette of Mayodan; paternal grandparents Jerry and Cynthia Smith of Colfax; as well as a host of loving family and friends.
The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at Forbis & Dick in Stokesdale.
Memorial donations may be made to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 1235 S. Clark Street, Suite 305, Arlington, VA 22202.
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Winston-Salem – Ms. Jeanette Strickland Hannah, 82, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Trinity Glen. She was born on June 25, 1937 in Gaston County, NC to James Mason and Jo Neal Strickland. Jeanette was a financial secretary. She left home on her 18th birthday with three classmates and they went to work in Washington, D.C. While there, Jeanette worked for the Bureau of Naval Personnel. After working in D.C., she worked for Civil Service at Smith Reynolds Airport. Later, Jeanette retired from the Winston-Salem Forsyth County School System with more than 30 years of faithful service. She was a proud member of the North Carolina Association of Educational Office Professionals where she served as President for one year. Jeanette volunteered for many different organizations, some of which include: The Rape Response Line, Suicide Prevention, and the Senior Center. She was an avid bridge player and reader. Jeanette also loved quilting and enjoyed scuba diving. She loved to travel. After the war, Jeanette lived with her husband in Munich, Germany. She traveled to Hawaii, Japan, Spain, Amsterdam, and many other countries. Jeanette was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend.
In addition to her parents, Jeanette was preceded in death by her former husband and father of her children, Winzlow Grady Hannah; her great granddaughter, Addison Riley Hannah; her step mother, Gertrude Strickland; and her step brother, Luther Lail.
She is survived by two daughters, Vonnie Rhee Hannah and Donna “Renét” Hannah Parris (husband, James); four grandchildren, Sonja Anne Hannah, Melissa Danielle Hannah, Christopher Ryan Parris, and Robert Matthew Parris; one great grandchild, Reid Parker Cornwall; and her step sister, Diane Lail Dula.
A memorial service for Jeanette will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Kernersville Moravian Church Historic Chapel with Rev. John Rights officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trellis Supportive Care at 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences maybe made at


COLFAX – Minnie Faye Idol Clinard, beloved Mom, Grandma, sister, aunt, and friend went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. She lived a life of love and faith. She was a blessing beyond measure to all who knew her.
Minnie Faye was born on October 20, 1933 to Joseph Franklin Idol and Bessie Stafford Idol. She was the youngest of their ten children. She grew up on the family farm and always enjoyed sharing treasured memories of the happy days spent on the farm. Minnie Faye met her future husband, James Kenneth Clinard, Jr. at Colfax High School, where she excelled academically and was president of her senior class. Minnie Faye was chosen by her peers to be awarded every class superlative, but graciously asked that they be given to other classmates. In addition, she was a talented cheerleader, who enthusiastically cheered for the Colfax basketball team. After graduation, Minnie Faye and James (“Jimmy”) married in 1951. They became proud parents of five children. Minnie Faye was a devoted wife during their 45 years of marriage.
Minnie Faye was the best Mom that anyone could ever have. She always put her children first and sacrificed selflessly for them. After her youngest two children were of school age, Minnie Faye joined the preschool staff at Main Street United Methodist Church in Kernersville. She was affectionately known as “Mrs. Minnie” to the sweet children for whom she cared deeply. She took great joy in working with the toddlers and twos. After 28 dedicated years of service at the preschool, Minnie Faye retired in 2005. Even after her retirement, she delighted in reading about the achievements of her former students in the Kernersville News, and she fondly remembered each child by name.
Minnie Faye loved her Lord Jesus, her family, living in the country, growing flowers, and working in her yards. She had a beautiful voice and loved to sing hymns and listen to them. Before her health declined, Minnie Faye was a faithful member of the Kernersville Church of Christ. She was always thinking of others. She had a gift for selecting the perfect card for every occasion. She let her light shine with acts of kindness. If you are fortunate enough to have known her, the family requests that you perform an act of kindness to honor her memory.
Minnie Faye was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers, and one sister, as well as her husband. Left to cherish her precious memory are her two sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy Ray and Rita Clinard and Bill and Lynn Clinard; a daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Mark Angel; twin daughters, Pamela and Patricia Clinard; three adored grandchildren, Jamie, Chad, and Michael (his wife, Nikki, and their children Michael Lee and Braelyn). Minnie Faye is also survived by her two sisters, Opal Idol Smith and Avah Idol, along with several special nieces and nephews. She was a friend to all but had a 31-year friendship and close bond with her dear friend Tammy VonCannon.
Per Minnie Faye’s request, there will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Bunker Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family would greatly appreciate flowers at the service. Minnie Faye’s two favorite ministers, David Terriaco and Rick Watford, will officiate. Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at 17:4 – I have brought you glory on Earth by completing the work you gave me to do.