April 8, 2019

Alison Kay Rohl-Roemer 49 passed away Tuesday, 2nd April 2019 after a long battle with cancer.
Alison was born in Pontiac, Michigan and spent most of her life in Florida. Graduating from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Recreation. Alison and her immediate family moved to Kernersville in July of 2018, enjoying her short time here.
Alison was devoted Mother to her three sons, Orion Henry, Griffin Wallace and Duncan Grayson Rohl. She was the beloved daughter of F. Curtis and Pauline J.Roemer, sister of James Bradley, Janice L. Roemer-Burtch, brother-in-law Mark Burtch and Family. She is survived by her Aunt Mary Alice, Uncle Bob, Uncle Glenn, Aunt Mary and family of Florida. Many Uncles, Aunts and Cousins of Michigan.
Many Thanks to family, friends, neighbors and schools for there kindness and support.
“In my beginning is my end….In my end is my beginning” T.S. Eliot
Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the family.


April 8, 2019

Rev. James Wilson Harmon, 95, passed away Friday, April 5, 2019 at his residence. He was born January 11, 1924 in Rutherford County, son of the late Hammie and Emma Parris Harmon. Rev. Harmon was a graduate of Furman University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII as a chaplain on a ship which was part of the decoy fleet during the Normandy Invasion. He also saw action in the Pacific Theater. He served many congregations which include the Minister of Music and Education at Sans Souci Baptist Church in Greenville, SC.; the Pastor of First Baptist Church, Kirbyville, TX.; Waco Baptist Church, Waco, NC; Southside Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, NC; and Main Street Baptist Church, Kernersville, NC; the Interim Pastor at Fellowship Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, NC, Oaklawn Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, NC, and Farmington Baptist Church. He enjoyed music, golf, painting, especially pictures for his family. Rev. Harmon was also a gentle and loving man whose main purposes in life were to serve his Lord and to care for others.
Mission Accomplished!
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Stone Harmon; his three children, James (Jim) Harmon, Jr. and his wife, Erica, Craig Harmon and his wife, Sonta; Katrina Logeman and her husband, Doug; six grandchildren; Nathaniel Harmon and wife, Kristen, Amelia Harmon, Wesley Harmon, Baylee Harding, Parris Hickman and husband, Andrew, and Brandon Cameron. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, April 8, 2019 at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Rev. Nathan Parrish officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM Monday April 8, 2019 before the service at the funeral home. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Main Street Baptist Church, 126 N. Main Street, Kernersville, NC 27284; Peace Haven Baptist Church, 3384 York Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106 or Amedisys Hospice, 2929 Crouse Ln., Ste E., Burlington, NC 27215. Online condolences may be made at


April 4, 2019

Mr. Thomas Philippart, 83, of Raleigh, died peacefully Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at his home in Garner.
He was born September 5, 1935 in Clarksburg, West Virginia. He was the son of the late Rene Philippart, Jr. and Blanche Vilain. He was a high school athlete and graduated from Victory High School in Clarksburg. He then attended the Art Institute of Cincinnati.
Mr. Philippart (Tom) met the love of his life, Sondra Sue Tipper, in the fifth grade. Tom and Sondra were married on December 27, 1958 in Clarksburg. After moving together to Cincinnati, Ohio, Tom worked as a photographer and an industrial artist. He was an amazing artist who enjoyed building furniture and miniature trains and painting. He designed and helped build their first home. He loved the outdoors, appreciated the beauty of nature and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He had a kind heart and welcomed stray dogs into the family. Tom was passionate about football and a loyal fan to the Cincinnati Bengals and Carolina Panthers. Tom was a gentle giant with a quiet sense of humor. He could fix anything including toys, bicycles, house issues and broken hearts. He dedicated his life to supporting his wife, children and grandchildren, a true family man. He was a favorite uncle of his nephews and nieces. He coached soccer and baseball teams, and was the number one fan to soccer teams coached by his son, James Philippart. He truly was an amazing father, husband, grandfather, uncle and coach.
A private memorial service is planned for spring, 2019, in Clarksburg, West Virginia.
Mr. Philippart was predeceased by his wife of over 50 years, Sondra Sue Tipper Philippart. He is survived by one daughter, Laura Zohn and her husband Bradley of Raleigh: one son, James Philippart, and his wife Joannie of Cary, and three grandchildren, Oliver and Eleanor Zohn and Aiden Philippart. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. His gentle and supportive love in our lives will be greatly missed.


April 4, 2019

Hobart “Cotton Top” Wayne Marion, 84, died peacefully at home as he was surrounded by his family, on April 3, 2019.
Graveside Funeral Services, with Military Honors, will be held 12:00PM Noon Saturday April 6, 2019 at Crews United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will visit with friends immediately following the service, in the church fellowship hall.
A native of Surry County, Hobart was the son of the late Josephine Simpson and Manuel Marion. He graduated from White Plains High School Class of ’52. He would later serve his Country with the United States Navy. Hobart retired from ABF Trucking in 1992, and had also driven for Roadway Trucking for a number of years.
In addition to his parents, Hobart also was preceded in death by his brothers, James L. Marion, Clyde Marion, and Jay Marion.
Hobart was a longtime member of Crews United Methodist, where he helped make the Chicken Pies for fundraising.
Survivors include his loving wife of 65 years, Margie Simpson Marion of the home; son, Doug Marion and Karen of Belews Creek; grandchildren, Ashleigh Jakubec and Ben of Kernersville, and Brooke Quick and Michael of Belews Creek; great-grandchildren, Tateum Quick, Ella Quick, Eleanor Jakubec, and Harrison Jakubec; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, contribution memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at
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April 4, 2019

Robert “Bob” Franklin Dean, 87, passed away March 26, 2019. Funeral Service celebrating his life will be held Graveside at Shady Grove Wesleyan Church Cemetery 11:00 A.M. Thursday April 11, 2019, officiated by Rev. Rick Carter.
Bob was born December 10, 1931, in Colfax of Guilford County on a large farm that grew tobacco and Black Angus cattle. He was the last child of nine children born to the late Hattie Elizabeth Bull Dean and Robah Frank Dean. Bob attended elementary school in Colfax and then graduated from Curry High School in Greensboro, NC. He served his country as a Marine in Korea, then Bob returned from his service he moved to Las Vegas where he worked as a butcher and apartment manager. He later moved to Burbank, California where he worked for Bruner and Lay, which made tools for the mining and demolition industry, which he retired from after 40 years of service. In retirement Bob loved to travel including trips to Europe, Hawaii and up and down California Coast. Bob settled back to Kernersville in 1997 to enjoy the rest of his retirement.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by; sisters, Cleo Neal, Verlee Lowe, Elizabeth Dean, Addie McKaughan, and Avahleen Cain; and brother, Waldo Dean
Survivors include; brothers, Bernard Dean of Chesapeake, Virginia and Willard Dean of Greensboro, North Carolina; and many extended family and friends.
The family would like to thank Bob’s friend Scott Tuttle and nephew, Rodney Lowe.
In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to Main Street United Methodist Church, Connection Campaign, 306 South Main Street, Kernersville, North Carolina 27284 or Shepherd’s Center, 431 West Bodenhamer, Kernersville, North Carolina 27284.
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April 3, 2019

Walkertown- Mr. Stewart Lee Isom, 88, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Kerner Ridge Assisted Living. He was born on November 19, 1930 in Galax, Virginia to Lonnie and Mae Isom. He served for two years in the United States Army in Korea. Stewart retired from RJ Reynolds after 28 years of service.
In addition to his parents, Stewart was preceded in death by his wife, Lola Poe Isom; his son, Terry Ray Isom; step granddaughter, Christina Fuller; and a number of brothers and sisters.
He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Ruby Barrett Isom; son, Jerry Lee Isom (wife, Carol); step-son, Ronnie Dickson (wife, Linda); 3 step grandchildren; 6 step great grandchildren; one sister, Edith Gravely of Galax, VA; two brothers, Raymond Isom of High Point and Albert Isom of Fieldale, VA; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service for Stewart will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel. Burial will follow the service at Gardens of Memory in Walkertown. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at


April 3, 2019

Betty Lou Petroff Slate Coe, 92, went home to be with her beloved husband Joe, on her birthday, March 30, 2019.
Cryptside Funeral Services to celebrate her life will be held 3:30PM Friday April 5, 2019 at Eastlawn Gardens of Memory Mausoleum Chapel in Kernersville.
A lifelong Forsyth County resident, Betty was the daughter of the late Claudia Newman and Nicholas “Nick” Rudolpholis Petroff. She was married to the late Joe Bill Coe. In addition to her parents, she also was preceded in death by the father of her son, Darcy David Slate, Sr., her son, Darcy David Slate, Jr., her sisters, Evelyn Petroff Motsinger Knight and Marjorie Petroff Beeson, and her brother, Harold Petroff.
Survivors include her grandchildren, Tina Slate Swisher and Curtis of Kernersville, Johnny Slate and Hope of Walnut Cove, Travis Slate of Kernersville, and Tracie Slate Lawson and Todd of Kernersville; great-grandchildren, Dalton Slate, Zach Slate, Alanna Slate, Alyssa Slate, Nick Swisher, Will Swisher, Caden Swisher, Mason Lawson, Savannah Lawson, and Bella Lawson; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
The family will visit with friends from 2:30PM until 3:15PM Friday afternoon at the Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Home.
A very special “thank you” goes out to the entire staff of Piney Grove Nursing & Rehabilitation for the love and comfort given to Betty throughout her stay with them.
Betty was such a kind and giving person and always thought of others, so in honor of her contributions to various charities through the years, the family asks that memorials be made to the Kernersville Shepherd’s Center.


April 1, 2019

Mrs. Rebecca Rhue Teague, 87, passed away March 29, 2019 at Summerstone Health and Rehabilitation. She was born April 30, 1931 in Forsyth County to the late Zennie Rhue and Lillian Hinsdale Rhue. She was a lifetime member of Bunker Hill Primitive Baptist Church in Kernersville. Mrs. Teague was an avid gardener and nature enthusiast as her health permitted. She was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Ellen Stewart and a brother, Aaron Rhue. Surviving are her husband of 69 years, Joseph “J.B.” Blaine Teague; her daughter, Andrea Smith (Greg) of Holly Springs; a granddaughter, Erin Smith; a grandson, Zachary Smith (Elizabeth) and a great-granddaughter, Mckenna Smith. A funeral service will be held at 11:00am, Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Bunker Hill Primitive Baptist Church with Elder John Wingfield and Elder Eugene Brown officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Entombment will follow the service at 3:30pm in Raleigh at Raleigh Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Bunker Hill Primitive Baptist Church, 1808 NC Hwy 66 South, Kernersville, NC 27284. Online condolences may be made at


March 29, 2019

Raleigh- Mrs. Rose “Nanny” Brown Vance, 94, passed away surrounded by her family peacefully on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC. She was born on January 18, 1925 in Yadkin County to Albert and Derotha Brown. Rose enjoyed gardening, baking, sewing, and flower arranging. She loved all holidays and especially loved to decorate for them. Rose always took care of her family. She also loved to try new things and to go to new places. She enjoyed camping and going to the beach.
In addition to her parents, Rose was preceded in death by her loving husband, Coy M. Vance, Sr.; one son, Coy Vance, Jr.; twelve brothers and sisters; and a great great grandson, Dakota Gray.
She is survived by three daughters, Debbie Childress (husband, Kenny), Gale Jiles (husband, Rick), and Patricia Starbuck (husband, John); one son, Gary Vance (wife, Susan); and many grandkids, great grandkids, and great great grandkids. The family would like to extend special thanks to her caretakers, Ailene Lee and Gwen Williams.
A funeral service for Rose will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Bunker Hill Primitive Baptist Church with Pastor John Wingfield and Pastor Lee Hedrick officiating. Burial will follow at the Bunker Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Saturday at Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel. Memorials may be made to Bunker Hill Primitive Baptist Church in care of Debbie Childress. Online condolences may be made at


March 29, 2019

John Paul Logan, Jr., 68, passed away March 25, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 A.M. Tuesday April 2, 2019 at Holy Cross Catholic Church officiated by Father Paul Dechant. Burial will follow the service at Eastlawn Memorial Garden.
John was born July 5, 1950 in Washington, DC to the late John Paul Logan, Sr. and Geraldine Ann Hamm Logan. John graduated from Bishop McNamara High School in 1968. He then went on to study at The University of Maryland which he graduated from in 1972. John worked as a Logistics Manager in the transportation industry for over 40 years. He was a long time active member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. He taught Faith Formation, was a Sacristan, and was a Knight of Columbus.
John was known for his storytelling, jokes, and love of his family.
In addition to his parents he was proceeded in death by his first wife and the mother of his children, Sharon Boone Logan; and daughter-in-law, Stephenie Harris Logan.
Survivors include his wife, Maureen Hueglin Logan; daughter, Johnna Logan Godwin and Brian; sons, Mark Logan and Tammy, and Jason Logan; granddaughter, Laya Sharie Logan; sister, Jane Ostericher and Bob; brothers, Ron Logan and Bobbie, and Mike Logan and Joyce; and many extended family and friends.
The family will visit with friends Monday 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. at Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Service Chapel.
In lieu of flowers memorial contribution may be made to Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem 27103.
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