Obituaries

Knapp

EDEN – Douglas Russell Knapp, 75, passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2019. Doug was born on February 16, 1944 in Highland Park. Michigan to Russell and Margaret Meinicke Knapp. Doug’s family was most important to him.
In addition to his parents, Doug was preceded by his wife, Valerie Ann Cook Knapp.
Surviving are one daughter, Katie Collins (Kevin); two sons, Patrick Knapp, Sr. (Nancy), and James Knapp, Sr.; 11 grandchildren, Kristopher Collins (Emily), Kirsten Collins, Keith Collins (Christina), Brittany Knapp, Kameron Collins (Taylor), Patrick Knapp, Jr. (Brandie), Koury Collins, Justin Knapp (Stephanie), Kolton Collins, Kerry “Sam” Collins, and James Knapp, Jr; 11 great grandchildren, Keighan, Liam, Aiden, Lincoln, Quinn, Madison, Valerie and Benjamin Collins, and Kayden, Malachi and Adrian Knapp; and three step grandchildren, Junancily, Roberto and Rebeca Perez; and step great grandchild, Carlitos.
A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 28, 2019 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Colfax. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made to www.hayworth-miller.com

Gerrey

Winston-Salem – Mrs. Diane Elizabeth Williard Gerrey, 66, loving wife, sister, and aunt, passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2019 at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born on March 15, 1953 in Forsyth County to David C. and Maxine Pegram Williard. Diane served as a Paralegal for Renita Linville, Attorney At Law.
She was preceded in death by her parents. Left to cherish Diane’s memory is her loving husband of 42 years, Ted Gerrey; one sister, Martha Lawson; six nephews and one niece, who were like children to Diane.
A graveside service for Diane will be held at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at Oaklawn Gardens of Memory with Rev. Ernie Mills officiating. Mrs. Gerrey will be available for the public to view and sign the register book at Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel on Tuesday prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society at P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.

Knapp

EDEN – Douglas Russell Knapp, 75, passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2019. Doug was born on February 16, 1944 in Highland Park. Michigan to Russell and Margaret Meinicke Knapp. Doug’s family was most important to him.
In addition to his parents, Doug was preceded by his wife, Valerie Ann Cook Knapp.
Surviving are one daughter, Katie Collins (Kevin); two sons, Patrick Knapp, Sr. (Nancy), and James Knapp, Sr.; 11 grandchildren, Kristopher Collins (Emily), Kirsten Collins, Keith Collins (Christina), Brittany Knapp, Kameron Collins (Taylor), Patrick Knapp, Jr. (Brandie), Koury Collins, Justin Knapp (Stephanie), Kolton Collins, Kerry “Sam” Collins, and James Knapp, Jr; 11 great grandchildren, Keighan, Liam, Aiden, Lincoln, Quinn, Madison, Valerie and Benjamin Collins, and Kayden, Malachi and Adrian Knapp; and three step grandchildren, Junancily, Roberto and Rebeca Perez; and step great grandchild, Carlitos.
A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 28, 2019 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Colfax. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made to www.hayworth-miller.com

Johnson

Mr. Earl Randolph Johnson, 89, passed away Friday, December 20, 2019 at Hospice of the Piedmont. He was born in Suffolk, VA June 10, 1930 to the late Joseph Cephus Johnson and Eunice Randolph Fowler. Earl was a member of Bunker Hill United Methodist Church. He worked for Eastern Airlines where he retired after 36 years of service. Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his loving wife, Virginia Baines Johnson. Surviving are, two sons, Earl R. Johnson, Jr., and Mark Taylor Johnson and wife Gerry, three daughters, Tracy Handy, Lori Martin, and Kimberly Martin and husband Greg, seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, one brother, Vann Johnson and wife Elizabeth. The Family will have a private service later date in Naples, Florida. They would like to express a special Thank you to the Hospice of the Piedmont for their care with love and dignity. Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the Johnson family. Online condolences may be made to www.hayworth-miller.com.

Sebastian

Mr. William Earl Sebastian (“Sebo”), 89, of Kernersville passed away at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital on Friday, December 20, 2019 with his family by his side. He was born in Winston-Salem on March 14, 1930, to the late Major Sebastian and Earlie Leonard Sebastian. In 1951, Bill entered the US Army after receiving this draft notice on Christmas Eve, 1950. He served in the 31st infantry division and served in Germany. He loved to play golf, watch the Atlanta Braves, and design and build projects around his home. In his free time, Bill enjoyed telling his “war stories” as he reflected on his past experiences. He worked for Piedmont Airlines for thirty-two years and Bendix as a consultant after retirement. In 1992, he was awarded the prestigious VOLARE Award by the Airline Avionics Institute. He dearly loved and was loved by his family, friends and his church.
In addition to his parents, Bill is preceded in death by his son, Michael “Butch” Sebastian and brother, Homer Sebastian. Left to cherish his memory is wife of 37 years, Deborah; son, Scott Williams and wife Kim; daughters, Linda Sebastian, Pamela Banks and husband Max; five grandchildren, Michael, Travis, Carly, Jackson, and Jayden; Father-in-Law Harold Stone, Sister-in-Law Karen Stone, Brother-in-Law Brian Stone and wife Cathy, Brother-in-Law Harold Stone and wife Vicky.
Visitation will be held 1:00PM Thursday, December 26th, 2019 followed by a service at 2:00 PM at Pine Grove United Methodist Church, 1018 Piney Grove Rd, Kernersville NC 27284, officiated by Rev. Will Van Wieren. In Leu of flower the family would like donations to me made to Pine Grove United Methodist Church.

Robertson

Charles Stanton “Stan” Robertson, 73, of Kernersville, NC passed away peacefully at his home Saturday December 21, 2019.
Funeral Services celebrating his life will be held 2:00PM Friday December 27, 2019 at Kernersville Wesleyan Church with Rev. Don Martin, Rev. Phil Hulen, and Rev. Leon Thompson officiating. Interment will follow at Eastlawn Gardens of Memory.
A native of Forsyth County, NC, Stan was the husband of 52 years to Mary Ruth Bowman Robertson and the son of the late, Clinton Eller Robertson and Margaret Kimel Robertson. Stan was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Vietnam as a Medical Supply Specialist with the 312 E Vac Unit. He worked for Pilot Freight Carriers and later retired from Roadway Trucking. After his retirement he worked for the Forsyth County Sheriff Department. Stan was a faithful member of Kernersville Wesleyan Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ruth of the home; daughters, Tanya Robertson Rintoul and husband, Jeff of Wilmington, NC, Rachelle Robertson Whitaker of Kernersville, and Shannon Walker of Surfside Beach, SC; grandchildren, C. J. Gentry and Kristina, Kasey Pirie and husband, Jon, Boe Whitaker, and Dylan Whitaker; great granddaughter, Willow Grace “Willie” Pirie; sisters, Wilma Coley, and Frances Dillon; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will greet friends from 6:00PM to 8:00PM Thursday December 26, 2019 Kernersville Wesleyan Church.
Friends and family may view, and sign the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com
Memorial contributions may be made to the Oasis Group at Kernersville Wesleyan Church.

Flynt

Mrs. Rebecca Ann Davis Flynt, 82, passed away December 20, 2019 peacefully at her home. She was born in Forsyth County on September 6, 1937 to the late Reuben Thomas Davis and Irene Shore Atkins. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Rebecca was a member of First Baptist Church in Kernersville. She loved collecting all things but especially music boxes and angels. She loved the beach and to crochet. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Henry Clay Flynt, Jr., a brother, Johnny Davis and sister Pat Davis.
Surviving are; five children, Clay (Susan) Flynt, Kiva (Kenny) Goad, Dwayne (Melissa) Flynt, Darrell Flynt, and Steven (Alicia) Flynt, ten grandchildren, Molly Stoltz, Sean Flynt, Abby Cox, Allan Goad, William Goad, Ross and Austin Flynt, Kali, Mason, and Bailey Flynt, five great-grandchildren, Dash, River, and Boone Stoltz, Scout Cox, and Wren Flynt, five brothers, Jack, Gary, Wayne, Reuben “Pug” Thomas, Jr. , and Albert Davis, one sister, Sylvia Baker, and a special thanks to her two caregivers, Melanie and Tina for their attentiveness and love they gave Mrs. Flynt.
A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Monday, December 23, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Kernersville with Dr. Stephen Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Eastlawn Gardens of Memory in Kernersville. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the Flynt family. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church 401 Oakhurst Street Kernersville, NC 27284. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com

Hurley

Sheldon Robert “Bob” Hurley, 71, went to be with the Lord Sunday December 15, 2019. Shel-don was born on March 21, 1948 in Ashe County, NC to the late, Robert Elmer Hurley and Ertie Howell Hurley. He graduated from Ashe Central High School and received an Associate Degree in Electronic Data Processing from Forsyth Technical College. He joined the US Army and served in Vietnam. Sheldon worked for 25 years at Air Cooled Engines of Winston-Salem. On December 29, 1979, he married his sweetheart of four years, Elesa Blue sharing 40 years of bliss. He and Elesa enjoyed camping, motorcycles and many other hobbies. Sheldon was a devoted Christian and lived his life with integrity and fairness. He was a life-long member of Landmark Baptist Church in Lansing, NC. Sheldon was a dedicated worker, and cherished spending time with his family.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Elesa Blue Hurley; sisters, Sharon Hurley (Harry) McGrath of Clemmons, Valerie Hurley of Jefferson, Jean Hurley (Richard) Howington of Winston-Salem, Audrey Hurley (Jeff) Dancy of Glendale Springs, NC; and a host of nieces, nephews and cous-ins.
Funeral Services celebrating his life will be held 1:00PM Friday December 20, 2019 at the Pierce Jefferson Funeral Service Chapel, 213 W. Mountain St., Kernersville, NC 27284 with Pastor Da-vid Brooks officiating. Entombment will follow at the Mausoleum of Eastlawn Gardens of Memory.
The family will receive friends from 12:00PM to 1:00PM Friday at the funeral home. Other times the family will be at his residence.
Friends and family may view, and sign the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Howell Hill Cemetery Fund, C/O Da-vid Brooks, 2175 Bart Hurley Rd., Lansing, NC 28643.

Landreth

Kernersville – Mr. Shane Allen Landreth, 38, passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2019. He was born on December 27, 1980 in Guilford County to Mark Hammock and Mary Pulliam Landreth. Shane was a real pool shark, he loved to make people laugh, and his biggest passion was cooking. He enjoyed football and loved his family dearly.
Shane was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Claud Allen Pulliam and Effe Jane Pulliam and his paternal grandparents, JC Landreth and Helen Roberts Landreth. In addition to his parents, Shane is survived by his son, Marc Landreth; granddaughter, Maddy Landreth; one brother, John Landreth; many special aunts and uncles; and a nephew, John Michael Landreth.
A memorial service for Shane will be held at 4:00 pm on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at Hay-worth-Miller Kernersville Chapel with Pastor Jackie Springs officiating. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.

Livelsberger

Jeannette Horwedel Livelsberger went to be with the Lord on December 17th, 2019. She was an extraordinary mother, sister, wife, aunt, mother-in-law, and grandmother. Born on August 20th, 1941 in Hanover, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Evelyn Klunk Horwedel and John F. Horwedel of McSherrystown, Pennsylvania. As a graduate from Delone Catholic High School, she went on to further her education at Forsyth Tech and Salem College. Jeannette was married to her husband Allen Joseph Livelsberger for 57 years. She enjoyed raising her children Julia and John. As an avid crafter, she was a charter member of Holy Cross Quilters and a member Kernersville Arts and Crafts for many years. She was an early member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kernersville and served for over 40 years as an usher, lector, a member of the Columbiettes 8509 and the Parish Pastoral Council.
Jeannette is survived by her husband Allen, her daughter Julia Livelsberger Campbell and her husband Ray R. Campbell and granddaughter Randy of Newton, NC, her son John William Livelsberger and wife Jodi Wilhelm Livelsberger and granddaughter Marina of Walkertown, NC, and her brother Frank and his wife Peg Horwedel of Hanover, NC and numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. She was proceeded in death by her sister Ruth Chrismer and survived by her brother-in-law Pete Chrismer. She was loved dearly by each member of her family. “Rest well Jeannette, we will carry your memory in our hearts forever”.
A service before the viewing will be December 20 at 6:00 p.m. at Pierce Jefferson Funeral Home in Kernersville, NC. Viewing will follow 6:30 to 8:00. Funeral will be at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kernersville on December 21 at 2:00 p.m. Reception will follow at the Holy Cross Commons.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Stroke Association or Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kernersville, NC.
Friends and family may sign, and view the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com