Obituaries

Walsh

Brent Keith Walsh, 58, died unexpectedly Sunday afternoon, November 28, 2021 at his home.
Brent was born on October 29, 1963 in Duluth, Minnesota to David Anthony Walsh, Sr. and Edwardeen Stauber Thompson. He was employed by VP Buildings and was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. Brent was very active in his church. He was a member of Knights of Columbus. Brent enjoyed woodworking, playing sports, as well as traveling. He loved spending time with his family above all.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents.
Brent is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Sharon Alexander Walsh; mother, Edwardeen Thompson (John); father, David Anthony Walsh, Sr.; 2 children, Lauren Olive (Taylor) and Alexander Walsh (Emily); 5 grandchildren, Alexis Olive, Makenzie Olive, Raegan Olive, Owen Brent Olive, and Boone Walsh; 2 sisters, Gretchen Martin (Mark) and Amy Brooks (Norm); 2 brothers, David Walsh, Jr. (Hope) and Mark Walsh (Kim); and his step brother, Ricky Thompson.
There will be a 12:00 pm Funeral Mass held on Friday, December 3, 2021 at Holy Cross Catholic Church: 616 South Cherry St., Kernersville, NC 27284 with Father Jacob Mlakar officiating.
The family will receive friends on Friday, December 3, 2021 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm at Holy Cross Catholic Church and other times at the home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Cross Catholic Church: 616 South Cherry St., Kernersville, NC 27284.
Online condolences may be made at www.burroughsfuneralhome.com.
Burroughs Funeral Home, Walnut Cove is honored to be serving the Walsh family.

Johnson

Jackie Lee Johnson, passed away, November 23, 2021, at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center.
Jackie was born December 7, 1936, in Pitt County, NC to the late James Snowden Johnson and the late Dorothy Coker Johnson. He grew up in Carolina Beach, NC and Glenco, NC. Jackie graduated from Pleasant Grove High School in 1955. Jackie proudly served his country in the United States Navy from 1956-1962 and in the United States Coast Guard from 1963-1970. In 1990, he moved to Kernersville to work at Deere-Hitachi Machinery Construction Corporation, retiring in 1997.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Jerry Johnson; brothers, James (Bud) Johnson, Edward (Ed) Johnson; sisters, Peggy Gregory, Margaret Hurdle, Janie Tucker; Brothers-in-law, William (Bill) Hurdle, James (Greg) Gregory, William (Red) Boswell.
Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Johnson of the home; sister, Betty Boswell of Alamance County; stepchildren, Tom Beanblossom (Jeanette) of Denton, Vicki Smith (Brian) of Ridgeville, S.C.; step-grandchildren, Jennifer Cullen (Joe) of Martinsburg, WV, Matt Beanblossom (Kristen) of Thomasville; step-great-grandchildren, Logan, Zach, Landon, Lester, Denton; several nieces and nephews; children, Julie Baker (Terry) of Boiling Springs, SC, Jonathan Johnson of Asheville; special neighbor, Jim Bowers; special friends, Susie Hartman, Larry and Shirley Barleykamp; and special grand pal, Leslie Woodley.
There will not be a visitation. Memorial services will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the charity of your choice.

Rumley

Michael “Keith” Rumley, age 58, of Greensboro, North Carolina, received the call on November 15, 2021 for a reunion with his dearly missed Mom and lifelong friend Alice.
Keith was born to Robert and Betty Rumley on December 26, 1962 in Kernersville, NC. Growing up and even into adulthood he knew no stranger and treated all those he loved like family.
Keith resided on Parkwood Lane in Greensboro, NC for more than 15 years. He was heavily involved in his neighborhood, always lending a hand to a neighbor in need. Those who loved him will never forget his wit, sass, big heart, and five-star southern cooking.
Over the years Keith worked many jobs but enjoyed being a hairdresser for the last 30+ years.
Keith was preceded in death by his mother Betty Rumley, and dearest friend Alice Connelly.
Those left to cherish his memory include his father, Robert Taylor Rumley of Kernersville, NC; his brother, Robbie Rumley of Julian, NC; Nieces, Meghan Rumley of Kernersville, NC and Taylor Rumley of Julian, NC. Keith also leaves behind countless cherished friends, to include Mike McKenzie, Stephanie Brown, Chuck Fair, and his special ladies Maya and Macy.
No service is scheduled at this time. However, a celebration of life will take place at a later date. While gone too soon, hold the memories, as we as his smile in your heart and raise a glass in his honor; until we see you again.

Blevins

Mr. Travis Franklin Blevins, age 50, passed away at his home, November 15, 2021. A gathering with family and friends will be held at Slate Funeral Home, King, NC, on Saturday, November 27 from 10:00 to 11:30.
Travis was born November 20, 1970, in Morganton, NC to Brenda Stanley Blevins and Dwight Douglas Blevins. He graduated from South Stokes High School in 1988 with enduring life-long friendships. Travis earned his Fire Science degree from Forsyth Tech and was passionate about his responsibilities with the Kernersville Fire Department. Travis earned the ranking of Lieutenant before retiring. He worked tirelessly and fearlessly to rescue and save lives with his band of brothers.
Travis was kind to everyone, witty, never met a stranger, quick with his infectious laughter and smile; loved playing the drums, and an avid NASCAR fan. He was the cool cousin with the T-Dragon license plate. Above all else, he loved his son, his parents, his brother and his family of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Travis is survived by his parents, Brenda Stanley Brunner (Mark) and Dwight Douglas Blevins (Cathy), his son Bailey (Emily Crane), his brother Michael Shey Blevins (Angela), three nieces, six nephews and five cousins. Travis was a faithful son, grandson, father, brother, husband, and friend.
With fondest memories, Travis will always be our hero that took the calls from the fire station. He and his band of brothers were running in while we were running out.
We love you Travis, we feel the hurt and we feel the pain. We know you are with your Heavenly Father. Our love for you reaches to eternity, it will never fade, and you will always have a place at the Table.
The family thanks everyone for your kind words, encouragement, and we covet your prayers.
Slate Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Travis Franklin Blevins. Online condolences may be offered at www.slatefh.com.

Hill

Daniel “Danny” Reece Hill, 63, of Kernersville, NC passed away on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021 at his residence.
Danny was born on May 19th, 1958 in Muncy, PA to the late William Reno Hill and Eva Kathryn Hill of Muncy, PA. Danny worked for Freeman Realty, and was a member of the West Kernersville Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He was active in his ministry and loved to share his faith and hope of a better world to come. He never met a stranger and loved to talk with anyone. He had a wonderful passion for creation, particularly plants and gardening.
On October 25th, 1980 he married the former Cathy Lynn Laster who survives. In addition to his wife, Danny is survived by his children, Lindsey Anne Robison (Jordan) of Harrisonburg, VA, and Kaylee Danielle Herbert (Jordan) of Northwich, England; He is also survived by brothers, David Hill (Jane) of Mocksville, NC, Joe Hill (Karen) of Clearfield, PA, and sister Jeanette Paulson (Greg) of Kernersville, NC as well as many nieces and nephew. He is preceded in death by his brother Richard and sister Elaine.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday November 20th, 2021 at 2:00 PM via Zoom. In lieu of flowers, donations are being accepted on GoFundMe: https://gofund.me/d902482b

Beeson

Pamela Smith Beeson, age 69, passed away on Wednesday, November 10, 2021surrounded by her family at home. She was the wife of Bruce James Beeson for 41 years. Pam was born in Winston-Salem, NC, to Robert and Trelba Smith. She graduated with an associate’s degree in horticulture from Forsyth Technical College. She was employed at Hanes Mall as a horticulturist in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. After raising and homeschooling her two daughters, she owned and operated her own commercial cleaning company.
Pam loved to read the Bible and share God’s Word. She was a major influence on many people of different backgrounds and beliefs. She will always be remembered for her pure heart, kind spirit, and selflessness. Pam’s favorite vacation spot was Carolina Beach where she enjoyed fishing, and spending quality time with her family.
She is survived by her husband, Bruce James Beeson; daughters, Shelly Edwards (Jon), and Jessie Beeson; sister, Lisa Gentry; brother, Mike Smith; grandchildren, Charlotte and Hudson Edwards. She is predeceased by her son, Jacob Beeson; and her mother and father, Trelba and Robert Smith.
The funeral service will be held by a close family friend, Joy Huffman at 2:00pm, Monday, November 15, 2021 at the Pierce Jefferson Funeral Services Kernersville Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Winston-Salem, NC. The family will greet friends from 1:00pm to 2:00pm Monday at the funeral home.
Friends and family may view and sign the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com

Hrabosky, Jr

Michael Joseph Hrabosky, Jr (Kernersville, NC) passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, October 29, 2021. Born May 4, 1962 in Johnstown, PA to Michael Joseph Hrabosky, Sr. and MaryAnn Hrabosky.
Michael was preceded in death by his grandparents, Michael and Elizabeth Hrabosky, and Stephen and Mary Hruneny; his father, Michael Joseph Hrabosky Sr.; brother, Douglas Paul Hrabosky (married to Rachelle Marie Hrabosky). He is survived by his loving mother, MaryAnn Hrabosky; two children, Michael Joseph Hrabosky III (partner, Bryan David Rowland) and Abigail Leigh Hrabosky (fiancé, Henry Bruce VonBargen); sisters Karen Lynn Legath and Debra Jean Paros (married to John Francis Paros); and many nieces and nephews.
Michael graduated from Richland High School in 1980 and also received an associate degree from Erie Business College shortly after. Michael served in the U.S. Army for 11 years (1988-1999) and was a very proud veteran. Michael loved to spend his time gardening and finding new recipes to cook. He was a lifelong Oakland Raiders, New York Yankees, and Miami Hurricanes fan and loved to attend and watch sporting events with his children. He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kernersville, NC.
A memorial service for Michael will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel with Deacon Francis Skinner officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at 1990 Fordham Drive, Suite 100, Fayetteville, NC 28304 or make a purchase from the Til Valhalla Project to honor fallen heroes at www.tilvalhallaproject.com. Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the family.
A service in Johnstown, PA will also be held for Michael at a later date.

Welborn

Linda Cook Welborn, 69, of Kernersville, passed away Sunday, November 7, 2021, at Forsyth Medical Center.
Born March 5, 1952, in Guilford County, she was a daughter of the late Carl Clayton Cook and the late Allie Willard Cook. Linda was retired manager for Winston Salem Credit Union and a member of Green Street Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, David A. Welborn of the home; sons, Chad E. Davis and wife Brandi of Winston-Salem, and Robert Shane Davis of Lowgap; daughter, Niki Cobb and husband Jerry of Winston-Salem; sisters, Carlene Smith of Wallburg, and Nancy Mabe and husband Larry of High Point; granddaughters, Alianna Cobb and Ziva Cobb.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Saturday, November 13, 2021, at Green Street Baptist Church with Rev. Frank Hensley and Mr. Daniel Gardner officiating. Burial will follow in Abbotts Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.wrightfs.com.
Wright Funerals-Cremations is in charge of arrangements.

Maxwell

James Chesley Maxwell, Jr., 73, of Kernersville, passed away Tuesday, November 2, 2021, at Kernersville Medical Center.
Born, September 27, 1948, in Richlands, Virginia. He was the son of the late James Chesley Maxwell, Sr. and Dorothy Allen Maxwell. James was a graduate of Virginia Tech. He enjoyed spending time supporting his alma mater as a spectator for various sports programs. James spent his career in textiles, and had the opportunity to work for various companies before retiring from Highland Industries in Kernersville. He was a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church of Kernersville.
Left to cherish his memory in addition to his mother, are his wife, Judy Maxwell; son, James Chesley Maxwell III; daughter, Lesley Maxwell Page (John); sister, Peggy Hughes (Robert), Clara Yarber (Blane), Ann Hillard (Jerry); brothers, Andy Maxwell, Sid Maxwell (Sherri); nephews, Jacob Hillard, Cody Yarber, Brock Maxwell, and Tucker Maxwell.
A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Service with the Rev. John Pruitt officiating. There will be a time of reflection held prior to the service from 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in James’s memory may be directed to First Presbyterian Church of Kernersville.
Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Service is serving the Maxwell family.

Long

Brian Keith Long, 41, passed away on October 14, 2021 in Ridgeland, SC with his wife and children by his side. Brian was born August 23, 1980 in Forsyth County at Forsyth Hospital. He was the loving son of Douglas Long and Patricia Long.
Brian graduated from Robert B. Glenn High School, class of 1998. Following graduation he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. During his time in service he did Communications, Recruiting Duty, Career Planner and served 3 tours in Iraq. He was in for 15 years and was a SSgt. While serving in the reserves he went and got his Bachelor Degree in Business Administration at High Point University, Class of 2007. Brian had many talents such as Cellular Communications he owned Long Wireless Communications, Commercial/Residential Sales in Pest Control but his time in service was what he loved the most.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 12 years Heather Long and children, Charlee Long, Nicole Rush, Natalie Rush, Gregory Rush, Jr., and Brooke Naghdi. The family resided in their home in Clemmons, NC. He was a loving father and husband. Brian sang in their church praise team at Journey Church of Lexington. He was loved by all that knew him and his laugh could fill an entire room. Brian was a man that would help anyone and loved telling dad jokes to make you smile.
Also surviving are his brother, David Long (Nobleza) and sister, Kellie Long; many nieces and a nephew, aunts, uncles and cousins; a grandfather, Robert Davis Sr. and a grandmother, Rachel (Long) McKnight. Brian is preceded in death by his grandfather, Grady D. Long and grandmother, Anne S. Davis.
A time of visitation for family and friends will be held from 5:00PM to 7:00PM Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Oaklawn Baptist Church, 3500 Kernersville Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27107.
Funeral Services celebrating his life will be held 2:00PM Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Oaklawn Baptist Church with Pastor Matt Leonard and Pastor Jay Boyce officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, 3250 High Point Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27107.
Friends and family may view, and sign the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com