Obituaries

Idol

Colfax – Mr. Homer “Burch” Idol, 97, passed away peacefully after a life well lived on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Forsyth Medical Center. Burch was born on August 19, 1924, the first son of the late Homer E. and Ethel Stafford Idol. Burch proudly served in WWII in the 8th Army Air Corps, 398th Bomber Group. Burch retired as Postmaster of Colfax, NC after many years of faithful service.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Aileen McGee Idol; children, John Michael Idol and Becky Idol Collins; two brothers, Wilbur and Weldon Idol; and his sister, Bernice Idol Smith.
Survivors include his son, Richard Burch Idol (wife, Cathy); two granddaughters, Ashley Idol Diebenow (husband, Steve) and Katie Collins Thomson (husband, Jon); and five great grandchildren.
A memorial service for Burch will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel with Rev. John Pruitt officiating. There will be a private family inurnment at Shady Grove Wesleyan Church Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.

Merritt

Asheboro- Mr. Tony Randall “Randy” Merritt, 50, passed away on Friday, September 17, 2021 at Kernersville Medical Center. He was born on March 3, 1971 in Forsyth County to Tony Francis and Linda King Merritt. He was a hard working man who enjoyed working outdoors with his tools and on his farm equipment, and with his hands. Randy loved cats and would feed any cat in the neighborhood. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Randy was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his fiancée of 11 years, Billie DeNoyelles; three stepchildren, Michelle Perry (Logan), Melissia, and Michael; three step grandchildren, Ian, Ava, and Jaxson; his sister, Candy Monita (Ricardo); and numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be no formal services at this time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to ASPCA at https://www.aspca.org. Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.

Wallace

Kernersville – Mr. James Wallace, 87, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at his residence. He was born in Yancey County to Arcemus and Addie Laws Wallace. James was a Nationally Certified welder by profession and even worked on the USS Enterprise as a reactor and catapult pipe welder. He was an auto mechanic for fun. He built cars and helped teach the neighborhood boys to be respectful men. James loved NASCAR and was a former drag racer. He was a deacon at Congregational Christian Church for many years and also helped the shut in church members with anything they needed fixed. He was a dedicated Christian man and loved the Lord. James was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather (“Papa”) who will be so missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by two brothers, Billy Ledford and Arcemus Wallace, Jr. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Loretta Freeman Wallace; his three children, Rainy Browning (Dan), Darlene Tuttle (Wayne), and James Franklin Wallace; two grandchildren, Brooke Story (Tim) and Brand Browning; five great grandchildren, Brayden, Isabelle, Emilee, and Abigale Story, and Wyland Browning; one sister, Joy Higgins (Hoover); one brother, Douglas Ledford (Roz); and many loving nieces and nephews.
A graveside service for James will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, September 20, 2021 at Gardens of Memory in Walkertown with Rev. GE Freeman officiating. There will be no formal visitation, but friends may come and sign the register book for Mr. Wallace at the funeral home Saturday, September 18, 2021 or Sunday, September 19, 2021 at Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in James’ name to St. Jude Children’s Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to a Hospice organization of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.

McCombs

Charles Ingram McCombs, 74, of Kernersville, entered into his heavenly home, Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at Kernersville Medical Center.
Born, August 20, 1947, in Crestview, Florida, he was the son of the late Clarence Medford and the late Mary Lee Weekly. He was a retired truck driver. Charles honorably served our country in the United States Army during the Vietnam conflict. He was a member of the 70th Engineering Battalion, and was injured on hill 875 in the battle of Dak To. As a result, Charles was awarded the purple heart, presidential citation, and two meritorious citations. Charles was a family man, and devoted his life to his family. He will be greatly missed.
In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his son, Jerry Romano; daughter, Kimberly McCombs; and granddaughter, Brittany Reid.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Mina McCombs of the home; children, Wendy McCombs, Tonya McCombs, Charlie Romano, Keith Romano, Angel Morgan, and Madlin Escobar; grandchildren, Jay, Cheryl, Cayleigh, Remi, Ryleigh, Skylar, and Jared; great-grandchildren, Aria and Austin; and a host of extended family members and friends.
A celebration of Charles’s life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Charles’s memory may be directed to the family, 9015 Ambridge Lane, Kernersville, NC, 27284.
Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Service- Kernersville Chapel is serving the McCombs family.

Marshall

HIGH POINT – Barney Glenn “B.G.” Marshall, Jr., passed away peacefully at Moses Cone Hospital on September 10, 2021, his 66th birthday. B.G. was born on September 10, 1955 in Guilford County to the late Barney, Sr. and Mary Burchett Marshall. B.G. was a graduate of Northwest Guilford High School. He was one of the most loved and respected members of the Colfax community and was always willing to help others do anything. He and his father-in-law, Edward Williard, ran a dairy farm and did other farming for many years. B.G. never met a tractor he did not love (and fix). He had a soft spot in his heart for animals. He farmed all over this western part of Guilford County for many people and is a hero to many younger and older folks. Surviving are his wife, Frances “Fran” Williard Marshall; his sister-in-law, Joan Williard Behrens (Philip); his uncle and aunt, Thomas Fred Burchett and Saxon; his aunt, Doris Boyce of Naples, FL; his uncle and aunt, Terry Marshall and Linda; cousins, Mary Johnson (Dennis) of Naples, FL, Lisa McLaughlin (Doug) of Greensboro, Wendy Basil (Anthony) of Colfax, and Gina Tucker (Scott) of Colfax; Ted Burchett of Greensboro, Fred Burchett, Jr. (Denise) of Cary; R.D. Marshall (Kempy) of Colfax; Craig Marshall (Heidi) of Oak Ridge, and Owen Marshall (Hayley) of Kernersville; niece, Margot Behrens; nephew, Arto Behrens; many special great nieces and nephews; and his dedicated farm assistant, Johnna Osborne, who shared his love for farming and worked with him on the farm for many years. A graveside celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at Shady Grove Wesleyan Church Cemetery in Colfax with Rev. Phil Kirkman officiating. There will be no formal visitation, but friends may come and pay respects to B.G. from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, Sept 14, at Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shady Grove Wesleyan Church Cemetery Fund, 119 Bunker Hill Road, Colfax, NC 27235. Friends and family can view and sign the guest book at www.hayworth-miller.com.

Stanyard

Julie Lyn Walker Stanyard 57, of Kernersville, entered into eternal rest on Monday, September 13, 2021, at Novant Forsyth Medical Center.
Born, July 9, 1964, in Forsyth County, Julie was the daughter of Tony Walker and the late Peggy Leonard Walker. She was a devoted wife and mother, and loved her family passionately. Julie was a faithful member of Union Grove Baptist Church. She enjoyed her work as a dispatcher for the campus police at Guilford Technical Community College.
In addition to her mother, Julie was preceded in death by her brother, Tim Walker.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Jon Stanyard of the home; son and daughter-in-law Jordan and Dayna Walker of Kernersville; daughter, Kyra Stanyard of Erie, PA; granddaughter, Amelia Walker of Kernersville; father, Tony Walker of Kernersville; sister, Karianne (Kack) Walker of Kernersville; father and mother-in-law, Herb and Helen Stanyard of Columbus OH; and a host of dear friends and extended family.
A visitation will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 PM on Monday, September 20, 2021 at Union Grove Baptist Church. A Celebration of Julie’s life will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at Union Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Roberson officiating. Live-stream will be available at the following sites: www.ugbcoakridge.org, Facebook @ugbcoakridge and YouTube Union Grove Baptist Church Oak Ridge NC.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Julie’s memory may be directed to the local animal charity of your choice.
Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Service- Kernersville Chapel is serving the Stanyard family during this time.

Redus

Linda M. Redus
2/8/1945 – 9/11/2021

Kernersville – Ms. Linda Redus, age 76, of Kernersville, North Carolina passed away Saturday morning, September 11th, 2021 at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro.
Born in Jacksonville, North Carolina, she was a daughter of the late Robert S. Ramsey and Margaret D. Ramsey.
Linda enjoyed most things arts and crafts. She took pleasure in painting, crocheting, sewing, and making jewelry. She also loved gardening, cultivating fruits, vegetables, and flowers alike, but mostly she enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She attended nearly every sporting event, slumber party, and even cookout because she was always their biggest fan.
Linda was a beautiful soul with a heart for Jesus Christ, a servant’s heart. She poured her heart and her life into her family. She always loved first. She had many near death experiences, including Breast and Ovarian cancer to name a couple, but she always remained a steadfast and devout disciple of her Lord and Savior. With her unwavering love and strength, she was able to bring many people to know her Father just as she did. As life continuously challenged her earthly body’s strength, her Heavenly Father gave her comfort and protection that she found in Psalms 91.
Psalm 91
1 Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 This I declare about the LORD:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
he is my God, and I trust him.
She is survived by her two sisters; Selma R. Wrightson of Trinity, NC and Wanda L. Ebright of Hubert, NC. Her two children: son, Thomas L. Redus of Cedar Bluff, MS, and daughter Sharon B. Thurman and husband, Malcolm L. Thurman of Kernersville, NC. Her four grandchildren; Heather M. Sandifer and husband, Griffin E. Sandifer, Katelyn B. Hampton and husband Andrew T. Hampton, Kelsey M. Anderson and husband, Bryan Anderson, and Jack E. Redus. Her four great-grandchildren; Audrina M. Sandifer, Juliana L. Sandifer, Elesa A. Anderson, and Aiden T. Hampton.
Memorial service will be held 6:00 PM Friday, September 17th, 2021 at Turning Point Church, 1160 NC-66, Kernersville, NC 27284, with Pastor Josh Stahl officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 5:45 prior to the service at the church.
Flowers Arrangements can be delivered to Hayworth-Miller Kernersville: (3950 Macy Grove Rd, Kernersville, NC 27284)

Broome

Jesse Horace Broome, 79, of Kernersville, passed away on Friday, September 3, 2021. He was born in Danville, Virginia.
Jesse enjoyed fishing, watching baseball, and reading. He also served in the United States Navy. A traveler in the U.S., he loved residing in sunny California but enjoyed southern foods from both Virginia and North Carolina where he was raised and eventually retired to. He was very fond of his “sweet tea”. Jesse was also a great conversationalist with a kind soul. He will be missed by his family and friends.
Jesse was preceded in death by his father, Jesse Obie Broome; his mother, Helen Biggs Broome; his beloved grandmother, Minnie Bones; and his granddaughter, Jamie Gail Coe.
Surviving are his daughters, Michelle Lee Broome of Kernersville, Deborah Denise Fox and husband Chad of Kernersville; son, Draxel (Randy) Ogle of Conover; and his grandson, Jonathan Paul Sealey of Winston-Salem.
A tribute will be planned at a later date.

Tilley

Ms. Dorothy I. Tilley, 95, of Kernersville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at Kernersville Medical Center. Dorothy, also known as “Aunt Dot” was born on August 23,1926 in Forsyth county to the late Robert Martin Tilley and Alice Calhoun Tilley. She dedicated her life to loving and serving her family, whom she loved dearly. The simplest pleasures in life brought great joy to Aunt Dot including cooking, sitting on the porch with her fur babies and spending time with her devoted family member, Kimberly Lawson Mashburn and her children, Brittany Lawson and Hunter Mashburn of the home.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Pauline Clinard (CV), Carrie Pegg (Chip), and Margaret Stewart (Ray); brother, David Tilley (Dot); and nephew, Tommy Clinard (Jean). Aunt Dot was known as a second mother to her surviving nieces, Carol Parrish (Calvin), Susan Hemreck (Preston), Brenda “BoBo” Bowden (Richard), Teresa Newsome (Frank); and nephews, Robert Clinard (Pam) and James Clinard (Kim). Also surviving are additional nieces and nephews, too numerous to mention. The family would like to extend a heartfelt acknowledgement to Susan Hemrick who selflessly dedicated many years to the caretaking of Aunt Dot and provided her with a comfortable life.
A graveside service for Dot will be held at 3:00 pm Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at Eastlawn Gardens of Memory with Frank Newsome, Jr. officiating. Memorials may be made to Kerwin Baptist Chruch at 4520 Old Hollow Rd, Kernersville, NC 27284. Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.

Knight

Colfax – Mr. David Lindsey Knight, 85, passed away on Friday, September 3, 2021 at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center. He was born on May 22, 1936 in Guilford County to Lindsey Wayne and Daisy Tuggle Knight. David retired from Roadway Express after 33 years of service where he was a Mechanic. He loved to tinker on lawnmowers or anything with an engine. David was a member of Shady Grove Wesleyan Church. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge. David was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend who will be greatly missed.
In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by two brothers, Manley and Wayne; three sisters, Julia, Betty, and Gertrude; and one grandson, Bryan Knight. He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Linda A. Knight; three children, Carlton Knight (wife, Anita), Cathy Cantu (husband, Alex), and Cara Stafford; one grandchild, Greg Knight; three step-children, Andrea Hine, Andrew Hine, and Sue Kipple; two step-grandchildren, Olivia and Eddie; his two sisters, Lois K. Tucker and Debbie Knight; numerous nieces and nephews; and his very best friend, Tommy Smith.
A funeral service for David will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at Shady Grove Wesleyan Church with Pastor Todd Reynolds and Pastor Phil Kirkman officiating. Burial will follow the service at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shady Grove Wesleyan Church Building Fund at 119 N Bunker Hill Rd, Colfax, NC 27235 or to Salem Kidney Center at 2705 Boulder Park Ct, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.