Obituaries

Turner

Mrs. Betty Darnell Turner, 79, of Kernersville, formerly of Lagrange, passed away on May 28th, 2019.
A memorial service will be held at two o’clock on Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 at Bunker Hill United Methodist Church. Rev. David Rorie will officiate. The family will receive friends at the church following the service.
Survivors include her husband, Ken Turner, Sr.; two sons, Joey Turner and wife Sarah; Eddy Whiteside and wife, Delores; sister, Linda Gillis; four grandchildren, Chad, Hannah, Clara and Dalton; her special canine friend, Henry.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Bunker Hill United Methodist Church, 1510 Bunker Hill-Sandy Ridge Road, Kernersville, North Carolina 27284.

Rutherford

Kathy Jane Rutherford, 53, of Kernersville went to be with her Heavenly Father on Tuesday May 28, 2019.
Funeral Services celebrating her life will be held at Bible Revival Ministries Center in Kernersville on Saturday June 1, 2019 at 2:30PM with Rev. Bill Daniels officiating. The family will visit with friends prior to the service at the church on Saturday from 1:00PM to 2:30PM.
Kathy retired from Nike with over 26 years of service. She was dedicated to her church where she taught Sunday School and was a former secretary of the church. Kathy was a very caring daughter, mother, sister, and friend to all she met.
Survivors include her parents, Stanley Paul Rutherford and Rosemary Akers Rutherford of Kernersville; daughter, Emily Nichole Rutherford; grandson, Elijah Stanley Rutherford; brother, Stanley Paul “PJ” Rutherford, Jr.; and nieces, Brandi, Ali, and Bailey Rutherford.
Kathy is preceded in death by her sister-in-law, Michelle Rutherford; and her grandparents.
Friends and family may view, and sign the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com.

Calhoun

KERNERSVILLE – Mr. Jeffrey Wayne Calhoun, 61, passed away May 26, 2019 peacefully at his residence. He was born in Forsyth County on August 30, 1957 to the late John Henry Calhoun and Evelyn Loraine McKaughan Calhoun. Jeffrey was extremely mechanically inclined and loved working on all kinds of engines and motors. He was an avid Nascar fan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one stepdaughter, Sandor Anna Maria. Surviving are; his loving wife, Anna Marie Calhoun of 13 years, two brothers, Michael Calhoun (Charlene) and Johnny Calhoun (Lynne), uncle Ronnie McKaughan, two Nieces Tracy Hall and Connie Dillard, three step grandchildren, Varvolgyi Nikolett, Varvolgyi Reka, and Varvolgyi Patricia. A memorial service will be held 1:00 PM Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service. Online condolences may be made to www.hayworth-miller.com

Pierce

Raymond Pierce, 83, went home to be with the Lord May 18, 2019.
Funeral Services celebrating his life will be held 11:00AM Tuesday May 21, 2019 at Kernersville Moravian Church with Rev. John Rights officiating. Interment will follow in God’s Acre of the church.
A native of Forsyth County, Raymond was the son of the late Leona West and Wilson Boner Pierce. He was a retired Sergeant with the Kernersville Police Department after 30 years of service.
In addition to his parents, Raymond also was preceded in death by a sister, Pamela Holden, and brothers, Burton Pierce and Hillary Pierce.
Survivors include his loving wife of thirty-six years, Norma Jean Stafford Pierce of the home; children, Vickie Eaglen, Bryant Pierce and Terri, Kay Hayworth and Bill, Ricky Caulder and Jeanette, and Flo Bowman and Steve; and numerous extended family and friends.
The family will visit with friends Monday evening from 5:00PM until 7:00PM at the Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Home.
Friends and family may sign, and view the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com

Kelly

Iris E. Kelly, 87, passed away May 18, 2019. Funeral Services celebrating her life will be 6:00 P.M. Tuesday May 21, 2019 at Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Services Chapel in Kernersville, North Carolina officiated by Jay Love.
Iris was born May 9, 1932 to the late Lonzo Pelton Ellis and Gertrude Lafferty Ellis in Wilmington, NC. She graduated from New Hanover High School. She married her childhood sweetheart, the late Daniel Jasper Kelly, Jr., on New Year’s Day 1949. They raised two children together, Dana and Jeff. They moved to many places within North Carolina because of Dan’s job with Wachovia Bank. They finally settled in Kernersville for their retirement. Iris worked for many years with Eastern Airlines until her retirement.
Iris will be remembered for her love for her family and her many dear friends. She was an avid quilter and seamstress.
In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a brother and sister.
Survivors include; daughter, Dana Butler and Ted; son, Jeff Kelly and Lynn; grandchildren, Michael Kelly and Loree, Kelly Butler Baliff and Darin, Kristen Allen and Eric, and Todd Butler and Courtney; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Miriam Marlar; and many extended family and friends.
In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27103.
Friends and family may view, and sign the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com

Heinzelman

Lorraine Hope Heinzelman, 104, died May 13, 2019. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM Friday 17, 2019 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, officiated by Father Paul Dechant O.S.F.S. En-tombment will follow at Eastlawn Gardens of Memories.
Lorraine was born October 25, 1914 to the late Otho A. Hope and Cora Tracy Hope in Silver Lake, Indiana. She was a first grade teacher for over 21 years in Indiana.
Lorraine enjoyed playing the organ and piano. She was one of the first organists at Holy Cross Catholic Church. In her retirement she enjoyed golfing and even made a hole in one at the age of 74. Lorraine will be remembered for her dry sense of humor, her faith, and sewing/quilting.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Karl J. Heinzelman, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, and a great-granddaughter.
Survivors include; daughter, Patricia Walsh Jones and Norman of Crystal Lake, Illinois; son, Da-vid A. Walsh, Sr. of Kernersville, North Carolina; 8 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren; and many extended family and friends
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Holy Cross Catholic Church 616 S. Cherry Street, Kernersville, North Carolina 27284, The Shepherd’s Center, 431-B W Boden-hamer St, Kernersville, NC 27284, and/or Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.
The family would like to thank the staffs of Comfort Keepers, Walnut Ridge Assisted Living, and Trellis Supportive Care.
Family and friends may sign, and view the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com

Johnson

Sharon Ann Johnson (Munson), 80, of Kernersville NC passed away May 6th in Kernersville NC.
Sharon was born August 7, 1938 in Maskell, Nebraska to Esther and Harold Munson. She was baptized the 12th of March 1961 at First Methodist Church, Sioux City, Iowa. After graduating high school, she went to work in Sioux City for Northwestern Bell as a telephone operator.
She met Tom Johnson in March of 1961 and they were married June 9 1961 in Elk Point, SD by a Justice of the Peace. The couple moved to Richardson Texas in 1962 where Tom worked for a tower company. In 1964 Tom went to work for Coca-Cola USA in Dallas Texas and was transferred many times over his career with Coke. They were transferred to Houston Texas in 1975, to Greensboro NC in 1976, Dallas Texas in 1986, and Baltimore MD in 1989. After Tom retired in 1995, they returned to Sioux City and in 2000 they moved to Kernersville NC.
Sharon is survived by her husband and 5 children Dawn and Brad Sparks of High Point NC, Debbie Johnson and Bill Dunlap of High Point NC, Tommy and Rhonda Johnson of Winston Salem NC, Travis and Leah Johnson of Owings Mills MD, and Trudy and Matt Voorhees of Lothian MD,10 grandchildren Marci Smith and her husband of Oklahoma City OK, Keli Taylor and her husband of Las Vegas NV, Devin, Darci and Keith Johnson of Winston Salem NC, Emily and Travis Johnson Jr. of Owings Mills MD and Jacob, Natalie, and Maya Voorhees of Lothian MD , great grandchildren Faith, Caleb, and Elijah , and Hailey , two nephews and a niece and their families. A brother and his wife Jim and Rose Munson of Sioux City IA.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister and her husband Marilynn and Donald Nelsen, and a grandson Chris Hollis.
Sharon’s body has been cremated and a memorial service will be held Monday May 13 at 1pm at Bunker Hill United Methodist Church in Kernersville NC.
The family will greet visitors from 12 to 1 pm at the church prior to the service.

Whitaker

Norma Stillwell “Babe” Whitaker, 89, passed away peacefully Monday May 6, 2019.
Funeral Services celebrating her life will be held at Morris Chapel United Methodist Church in Walkertown on Thursday May 9, 2019 at 1:00PM with Rev. Dan Lyons officiating. Interment will immediately follow in the church cemetery.
A native of Forsyth County, Norma was the wife of 68 years to James Donald Whitaker and the daughter of the late, Clarence Gordon Stillwell and Beulah Nelson Stillwell. She was a 1947 graduate of Kernersville High School. After graduating she attended King’s Business College in Greensboro. Norma retired after 38 years in accounting for Sara Lee, formerly Hanes Knitting. Norma was a faithful member of Morris Chapel United Methodist Church for 62 years.
Survivors include her husband, Don of the home; daughter, Jana Ewing and husband, Dirk of Raleigh; grandsons, Tyler and Nathan Ewing; brother, C. G. Stillwell and wife, Paula of Greens-boro; niece, Lori Stillwell; nephew, Mark Stillwell; and many beloved cousins.
In addition to her parents, Norma was preceded in death by her son, James Edward “Jimmy” Whitaker.
The family will visit with friends prior to the service at the church on Thursday from 12:00PM to 1:00PM.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to her caregiver Jean Lampley and her former caregivers Brenda Jefferson and Pam Watkins.
Friends and family may view, and sign the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com
Memorials may be made to Morris Chapel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 57, Walkertown, NC 27051 or to Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.

Peddycord

Kernersville – Kenneth Lanier Peddycord, 32, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2019. He was born November 11, 1986 to Scott Lanier Peddycord and Karen Peddycord Wilson. Kenneth was a graduate of East Forsyth High School, Class of 2005.
He was preceded in death by his father, Scott Peddycord, his paternal grandmother, Faye Gardner Peddycord, maternal grandparents, Norma and Chester Stultz, and Uncle Darrel Stultz, and his step brother, Adrian Masalko.
Surviving are; his loving mother, Karen Stultz Wilson and her husband Charles “Tim” Wilson, his Aunt Melody and Uncle Steve, grandfather, Rex Lanier Peddycord, step brother, Craig Wilson, a step sister, Bridget Boles, and his special cousins, Michael and Matthew Peddycord, James Dean, and Stanley Stultz.
A service will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Haworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel. The family will receive friends from 1:00-1:45 PM Thursday prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter, 4600 Park Road, Suite 250, Charlotte, NC 28209.
A special thanks to Trooper Stewart for his kindness and professionalism in our time of need.

Brackett

Clyde Harrison Brackett, 94, of Morganton passed away Monday, May 6, 2019. Born in Burke County, NC on March 4, 1925, he was the son of the late Ben Harrison Brackett and Nettie Flynn Brackett. Clyde was a member of Morganton Seventh-day Adventist Church where he had served as a deacon and a Sabbath school teacher. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII and an active pilot. He was the founder and owner of Southeast Lumber and Brackett Brothers Corporation. He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather who loved Jesus and was awaiting his return.
Clyde is survived by his sons, Ted Harrison Brackett (Jeanette) of Morganton and Steve Carroll Brackett (Peggy) of Colfax, NC; daughter, Theresa Brackett-Lyles (Mike) of Morganton; daughter-in-law, Sheila Brackett of Anderson, SC; grandchildren, Angela Veness, Chad Brackett (Cheryl), Wayne Brackett, Jr., Bryant Brackett (Stacy), Kristin Johnson (Chris), Thad Brackett (Joyce), Pastor Michael Brackett (Dawn), Stephanie Brackett, Christina Brackett, Lauren Reed (Jeremy), Lindsey Seefong (Adam), and Dr. Ben Lyles; and sisters, Clara Andrews and Ellen Hardin.
In addition to his parents, Clyde was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Lucille Bollinger Brackett; son, Wayne Tilman Brackett, Sr.; brother, Fons Brackett; and sisters, Edna Manz, Edith Maples, Margie Brown, and Blanche Serra.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Morganton Seventh-day Adventist Church. The funeral will be held at 12:30 p.m. in the church with Pastors Michael Brackett, Barry Mahorney, and Steve Bietz officiating. Burial will follow in the Brackett Family Cemetery with military honors provided by the U.S. Navy.
Memorial contributions may be made to Morganton Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.sossomanfh.com.