KERNERSVILLE – Mrs. Mary Eaton Martin, 99, passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Summerstone Nursing and Rehab. Mary was born on November 1, 1920 in Giles County, VA to John and Mae Johnson Eaton. She was a WWII Veteran of the US Womens Army Air Corps, serving in the Philippines under General Macarthur. Mary had a kindred spirit, always greeting everyone with a smile and a hug. She met most of the Kernersville Community through her work at the 66 Produce Stand. She had a green thumb when it came to growing things. She loved working in her flowers.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, George K. Martin; and her daughter, Sandee Nastasi.
Surviving are her son, Bud Martin (wife, Linda); her daughter, Billie “Teen” Benbow (companion, Danny Wooten); four grandchildren, Mike Moore, Tim Tuttle, Angie Wellborn, and Tyler Martin; six great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; one sister; three brothers; and life-long friend, John Wolfe.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 22, 2019 at Hayworth Miller Kernersville Chapel. Burial will follow at Mt. Gur Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff at Summerstone Nursing and Rehab for their loving care of Mary over the past year.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Liberty Hospice, 1007 Lexington Ave, Thomasville, NC 27360. Online condolences may be made to


Kernersville – Mr. Alton Hampton Goode, 67, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born on October 30, 1952 in Forsyth County to Folger Hampton and Anna Belle Lynch Goode. He was the owner and operator of Goode’s Tree, LLC. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter. Alton was also a faithful member of Gospel Light Baptist Church. He was a loving son, husband, father, and brother.
Alton was preceded in death by his father. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Deborah Burton Goode; two daughters, Heather Davis and Crystal Tilley (husband, Tommy) all of Kernersville; three grandchildren, Maggie Davis, Ellie Davis, and Tyler Tilley; his mother, Anna Lynch Goode; five sisters, Sylvia Nixon (husband, Kenneth), Sheila Goode, Fern Albracht (husband, Glen), Rhonda Shumate, and Maria Horn (husband, Robert); and two brothers, Alan Goode (wife, Debbie), and John Goode.
A graveside service for Alton will be held at 11:30 am on Friday, November 22, 2019 at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens with Rev. Frank Shumate and Ken Overby officiating. Memorials may be made to Trellis Supportive Care at 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the Goode family.
The family extends their heartfelt thanks to the Trellis Supportive Care staff for their care and to Alton’s brothers, Alan and John, for love and support during his illness.
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KERNERSVILLE – Dorothy Emogene Yerby Joyner, 89, died at the Melech Hospice House in Temple Terrace, Florida on November 7, 2019. She was born on October 2, 1930 in Tampa, FL to Abbie and Addie Jenkins. Emogene was a school teacher in Forsyth County for many years.
In addition to her parents, Emogene was predeceased by husbands, Cread Jefferson Yerby and Allen T. Joyner; children, Cread Jefferson Yerby, III, and Kenneth W. Yerby; and grandchild, Michael Keith Yerby.
She is survived by a large and loving family: children, Cynthia Yerby Pyburn (husband Larry), Susan Yerby Miller, and Michael K. Yerby; granddaughters, Jennifer Pyburn, Julie Green, Courtney O’Berry, Adrienne Busquets and Allison Yerby; six great grandchildren, two loving daughters by marriage, Gwen Pegram and Pat Kirkland; two sisters and three brothers.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 18, 2019 at the Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel followed by a private graveside service. The family has requested no flowers but ask that friends and family celebrate their Mother through an act of kindness, a generosity to one in need and a warm embrace for a loved one.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Kernersville Christmas Stocking, a local fund to benefit children who would not otherwise know the joy of Christmas Day (one of Emogene’s favorite organizations), 504 South Main Street, Kernersville, NC 27284.


DSC00003WALKERTOWN – Richard Donald “Don” Cain, 79, passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Walnut Ridge Assisted Living. Don was born on March 17, 1940 and was a 1958 graduate of Kernersville High School. He started his working career by delivering papers at the age of 12. By the time he was 17, he owned his own Shell Service Station in Kernersville. He worked at Western Electric, RJR, Roadway Trucking, and was a contractor, building houses and mobile home parks throughout Kernersville and Walkertown. In addition to building homes, Don was a tobacco farmer and enjoyed raising fainting goats in his spare time. In his later years, he continued to work as hard as his body would allow, but his biggest accomplishment was realizing how important and precious his family was.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Ollie Cain; and grandson, Wesley Cline. He is survived by his wife, Tammie Cain; son, Darrell (Sandra) Cain; daughters, Donna Cavanaugh, Kim (Bubba) Smith and Cindy (Don) Rhodes; grandchildren, Isaac Cain, Tanner and Chase Smith and Devin Clark; and sisters, Joyce Anne (Ed) Nelms and Sandy Cain. We would like to thank Walnut Ridge Assisted Living for the love and care that you gave to Dad. Also, we thank Trellis Hospice for their help and support while keeping Dad comfortable.
A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel. Online condolences may be sent to the Cain family at


Randy Craig Kimball, 63, passed away November 14, 2019 at his home.
Funeral services celebrating his life will be 11:00AM Monday November 18, 2019 at Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Services Chapel with Rev. Phil Bauguess officiating.
Randy was born October 19, 1956 in Forsyth County to the late Faye and Voigt Kimball.
Survivors include his son, Brandon Kimball and wife Elizabeth; daughter, Renee Long and husband Michael; grandchildren, Logan Furr, Emma Welch, and Claire Kimball; sisters, Jan Powell and husband Mike, and Lori Henderson and husband Mike.
Randy graduated from East Forsyth High School. Following high school, he began a long career with RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company where he worked until retirement after almost 40 years of service. He loved playing golf, watching sports, especially the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and escaping to the beach.
He truly enjoyed getting together and spending time with his family. He will be missed by all those that knew him.
The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home.
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Jean M. Blackburn, 81, went home to be with her Lord November 14, 2019.
Funeral Services celebrating her life will be held 10:00AM Monday November 18, 2019 at Kernersville First Baptist Church with Pastor Dr. Stephen Martin and Rev. Tommy Blackburn officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Gur Cemetery. The family will visit with friends from 6:00PM until 7:30PM Sunday evening at the Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Home.
A lifelong resident of Forsyth County, Jean was the daughter of the late Ola Mae Lawson Mustin and Lindsay Anderson Mustin, but was raised by her grandmother, the late Della Mae Lawson.
Jean was a longtime member of First Baptist Church. She had served on the Kernersville Historical Society, was a real estate broker, taught ceramic classes for Forsyth Tech, and an avid craft artist.
Survivors include her loving husband of almost 65 years, Chad Blackburn of the home; daughter, Dianne Graham and Blake of Belews Creek; son, Keith Blackburn and Lori of Oak Ridge; grandchildren, Laura Graham, Jessica Barton, Janice Little, Blake Graham II, Sarah Andrews, and Alyssa Blackburn; great-grandchildren, Brooke, MacKenzie, Myra, Summer, CeCe, Erin, JoyAnna, Addison, and a ninth great-grandchild due soon.
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“The family wishes to thank the entire staff of Summerstone Rehabilitation Center and also Liberty Home Care and Hospice for all their love and care for Jean.”


Lois Idol Hedgecock, 85, was placed in the arms of Jesus, November 13, 2019, to be reunited with her husband, and sons Tim and Ricky.
Funeral services celebrating her life will be held 2:00PM Monday November 18, 2019 at Bunker Hill United Methodist Church with Pastor Rev. David Rorie officiating. Interment will follow in Sandy Ridge United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will visit with friends from 3:00PM until 5:00PM Sunday November 17, 2019 at the Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Services Chapel.
A lifelong resident of Guilford County, Lois was the daughter of the late Clyde Gustavus Idol and Rachel Emily Anderson Idol. In addition to her parents, she also was preceded in death by her husband, John Henry Hedgecock, Jr.; sons, Ricky Hedgecock and Timothy Hedgecock; brothers, Clyde Idol, Jr., Daniel Idol, and William Idol.
Survivors include her daughters, Karen Hedgecock Robertson and Grant of Greensboro, and Rhonda Hedgecock of Pleasant Garden; son, Darrell Hedgecock and Kathy of Kernersville; granddaughters, Courtney Hedgecock, Olivia Robertson, Tori Robertson; sisters, Irene Stack, and Virginia Nuckles both of High Point; brother, Bruce Idol and Anita of High Point; adopted family friend, Brenda Cook; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
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Willis “Jean” York Binkley, 89, passed away Tuesday November 12, 2019 at her home in Kerner Ridge Assisted Living.
Funeral services celebrating her life will be 3:00PM Sunday November 17, 2019 at Kernersville Moravian Church. Burial will follow the service in God’s Acre at Kernersville Moravian Church. The family will visit with friends at 2:00 pm at the church prior to the service.
Jean was born October 6, 1930 to the late Sally Miller and Joel York. She graduated from Old Town High School. She worked at various businesses in accounting roles to include: Modern Chevrolet, Bob Neil Pontiac-Buick and Davis Department Store. Her greatest role was being a wife, mother and grandmother at which she excelled. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Kernersville Chapter. Her passions in life were loving her family, her family’s friends, cooking, and traveling to the beach.
Preceded in death was her loving husband Donald Eugene Binkley.
Survivors include her daughter, Donna Binkley Tingler and husband Joseph F. Tingler; son, Jeffrey Scott Binkley and his significant other, Lisa Faircloth; grandsons, Joseph Donald Tingler and his significant other, Fether Morrow, and Zachary York Binkley and his wife, Samantha; great granddaughter, Caelynne Binkley; sister, Opal York Miller, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends and family may view, and sign the guestbook at
Memorial donations may be made to Kernersville Moravian Church, 504 S. Main St., Kernersville, NC 27284 or Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston –Salem, NC 27103.


Samuel James Youse, Sr., 73, of Kernersville, NC passed away peacefully Sunday November 10, 2019.
Funeral Services celebrating his life will be 12:00PM Saturday November, 16, 2019 at Love and Faith Christian Fellowship, Kernersville, NC. The family will greet friends from 11:00AM to 12:00PM Saturday at the church. Friends may also visit other times at the home of Sonya Sharp.
A native of Guilford County, NC, Sam was the husband of the late Sylvia Searcy Youse and the son of the late Nathaniel Youse and Georganna Lawson Youse.
Survivors include his daughters, Sharon (Richard) Griffin, Sonya (James) Sharp; son, Jimmy (Margie) Price; 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and 7 Godchildren.
In addition to his wife and parents, Sam was preceded in death by his son, Samuel James “Jamie” Youse, Jr.; granddaughter, Breanna R Price and a sister, Jeanette Dalton.
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Kent Craig Perryman – Craig, a fun-loving husband, father, and grandfather passed away at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House in Winston Salem, N.C. on Friday, November 8.
He was born on January 29, 1946 in Lexington, NC to the late Ralph Odell and Laura Evelyn Younts Perryman from the Reedy Creek area of Davidson County. The youngest of 3 children, he graduated from North Davidson High School in 1964. Craig enjoyed memberships at Good Hope Methodist and Home Moravian church.
Craig started his young adult life as owner of a Lexington service station and worked soon afterward as a carpenter for a local building contractor. It was there that Craig realized a natural gift for design and problem solving. Ultimately, he became owner of Perryman Builders and K.C. Construction Company in Kernersville. He loved his career of 45 years, his building partners, clients, co-workers, and the many contractors and subcontractors that he worked with along the way.
He was ever present with set design/building and tech support for his wife’s children’s choirs and other involvements through the years. Together, he and Nancy loved creating garden spaces, traveling, and hiking. Craig was the ultimate hobbyist, building remote control airplanes, trains, cars, and boats. Craig Perryman made it his daily challenge to make everybody he met smile or laugh, whether they wanted to or not! Many folks, for a thousand different reasons, will miss this one.
Craig was preceded in death by his father, Ralph, his mother, Laura, and sister, Kay Stalcup. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Nancy Fussell Perryman; two sons, Kent and Jamie, and a daughter, Malia; 3 grandchildren, Tanner, Landon, and Addison; sister, Jean Hildreth; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
The visitation will be on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Salem Funeral and Cremations at 120 S. Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC from 4:00-6:00 p.m. The funeral is scheduled for 2:00, Friday, November 22 at the Home Moravian Church sanctuary in Old Salem at 529 S. Church Street. There will be a reception in the parlor after the service; burial will be in God’s Acre following the reception.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trellis Supportive Care (101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103). Condolences may be made online at