Obituaries

Nuckles

Colfax – Miss Maudean Wyse Nuckles, age 82, passed away January 15, 2022 at her home in Colfax, after a long-fought battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was the fifth child of Rev. Richard Omer and Ruby Estella Smith Nuckles. Maudean was born August 24, 1939 in Colfax, NC. After graduating from Colfax High School in 1958, she began her career at Sears, Roebuck &Company in Greensboro, NC and retired on January 25, 1992 with over 33 years of service. After retiring from Sears, she worked for a while at Wendover Funding in Greensboro. Maudean was very talented as she loved to write poetry and sing. She sang tenor with the Nuckles Trio and Nuckles Quartet for most of her adult life. Even though she never had a pet or a child, she loved animals and children. She had a gentle nature and was very kind and generous and willing to help wherever she could. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Richard Omer and Ruby Smith Nuckles; two brothers, James Drew Nuckles and Charles Raymond Nuckles; and two sisters, Helen Blake Nuckles and Erma Lee Nuckles. Those left to cherish her memory are two sisters, Evelyn Mickey, of the home, and Grace Underhill of Kernersville; two sisters-in-law, Doris Westmoreland Nuckles and Mattie Mae Westmoreland Nuckles of Colfax; one aunt, Evelyn Gail Nuckles of Greensboro; seven nieces and nephews; eleven grand-nieces and grand-nephews; and seven great grandnieces and great grandnephews. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 24, 2022, at Smith Grove Baptist Church in Colfax, with Pastor Chuck Peters officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church. The family expresses their appreciation to AuthoraCare of Greensboro, formerly Hospice, and Griswold Home Care for their kind and professional service during Maudean’s illness. Hayworth Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the family.

Aldridge

Bonnie Wrenn Aldridge, 63, of Winston-Salem, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Born, May 5, 1958, in Forsyth County, she was the daughter of the late Henry Arthur Aldridge and the late Marion Sue Peeler Aldridge. Bonnie was a registered nurse and spent her life caring for those in need. She always put others before herself, and loved her family dearly.
Bonnie lived her life for the Lord. Her last wishes for her family was for them to always love the Lord and to tell the world about Jesus.
In addition to her parents, Bonnie was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Travis Foy Dickens.
Left to cherish Bonnie’s memory are her son, John Askea (Kristi); daughter, Anna Marie Dickens (Matt Griffin); grandchildren, Alexis Askea, Kaleigh Askea, Noah Dickens, Sarah Elizabeth Dickens, Abigail Dickens, Joseph Askea, Somer Askea, Chloe Dickens, Kaden Dickens, Caleb Griffin, Matthew Griffin, Destiney Griffin, Faith Griffin, Ryleigh Griffin, and Mason King; sis-ters, Janie Kallam (Denny), Rhonda Mabe (Kenny); brother, Larry Aldridge (Renee); and niece, Megan Mabe.
A gathering of friends will be held at The Jefferson House, 213 West Mountain Street, Kerners-ville, NC, 27284, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to Pinedale Christian Church, 3395 Peters Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC, 27127
Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Service- Kernersville Chapel is serving the Aldridge family.

McNeill

Doskie Pauline “Polly” Holt McNeill, 84, of Kernersville, passed away peacefully on January 9, 2022 at Baptist Hospital. She was sang into heaven by her son Kerry, his wife and their daughter.
Services will be at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Colfax, NC on Friday, January 14th. Visitation will be in the church (masks will be required) from 12:45 to 1:45, graveside services will be at 2:00pm.
Polly was born in Patrick County, Virginia. She was a small woman who had a heart that was bigger than she was. She had room in that heart for every one she knew. Helping and serving others was her passion. She was devout in her faith and loved her church. She loved spending time in her yard planting flowers, which was one of her passions. She adored her children, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Wayne, two sons; Gary and Tony, her parents, two brothers and four sisters.
She is survived by three daughters; Karen (Tony) Hatcher of Fremont, Denise (Robert) Hammond of Kernersville, Melissa McNeill of Kernersville, two sons; Kerry (Kelly) McNeill of Kernersville and Marty McNeill of Winston-Salem. She leaves behind 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother; Roger Holt and one sister; Ruby (William) Beasley of Westfield, NC as well as many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers you can make donations to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Colfax.

Weavil

Mildred Nelson Weavil, 96, of Kernersville, NC passed away peacefully Saturday, January 8, 2022.
A native of Kernersville, NC, Mildred was the wife of 51 years to the late Maurice Glenn Weavil and the daughter of Harvey Nelson and Doskey Nelson, both deceased. She graduated from Kernersville High School. Mildred was a proud member and founder of Kernersville Friends Meeting. She was a successful business owner and operator of Kernersville Fabric Center for over 16 years. Mildred and her husband, Glenn were avid Square Dancers. She was very involved in all things Kernersville, the Nelson Family, and the Friends Meeting.
Survivors include her daughters, June Cockerham and husband, Randy, and Patty Mabe; son, Randy Weavil and wife, Marcy; grandchildren, James Cockerham, Joey Cockerham, Sara Fletcher and husband, Jason, Erin Wolfe and husband, J.G., Matthew Weavil and wife, Ashley, and Joe Weavil and wife, Jeanette; eleven great grandchildren; and brothers, Roger Nelson, and Ralph Nelson and wife, Faye.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mildred was preceded in death by her sisters, Nettie Jane Nelson, Mickey Nelson, Judy Nelson, and Margie McKaughn; and brothers, Glenn Nelson, Carl Nelson, and Richard Nelson.
Funeral services celebrating her life will be held at 2:00PM Friday, January 14, 2022 at Kernersville Friends Meeting. Interment will follow at Mt. Gur Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 1:00PM to 2:00PM on Friday prior to the service at the Meeting House.
Friends and family may view and sign the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com

Beal

On Wednesday, January 5, 2022, Noah Siler Beal passed away. His grueling battle with mental illness and addiction ended. While disease robbed Noah and his family of so much, we will remember what can never be taken. We remember his big, sweet spirit and warm bright light. We will remember his passion for life and his love of friends and family.
We remember Noah as the most dedicated fan a garbage man has ever had. As a three-year-old, Noah would jump out of bed and run to the window on trash pick-up days. His excitement made Beatles fans seem lackluster. We remember him as a young boy who loved spending time with the elderly. He was walking buddies with a group of ladies in his neighborhood. Noah met them at the end of his driveway in the evenings. They would speed-walk and he would speed-talk. He was practically an unofficial resident at Robinwood Retirement Community for many years. Noah was content listening to, talking with, and helping the residents of Robinwood. He was beloved by all there. He was most especially loved by his great-grandmother, an actual resident at Robinwood, Shelby Terrell. Noah was her pride and joy. No one had to ask why.
We remember Noah’s charisma. Noah left any celebration having left it all on the dance floor. His Elvis moves were always a hit. He infected countless crowds with joy, laughter, and good old-fashioned fun.
Noah was a loyal and protective friend. His friendships were lasting and some life-long. If any trouble or heartache came upon a friend of his, he was right there with compassionate words and humble support. He never let any of them hurt alone.
Truth be told– Paw-paw was Noah’s best friend. Since Noah was able to talk, he and Butch had a saying, “Pals forever.” The two would always touch index fingers on “Pals” and then point to the sky on “forever”. We remember his love for his grandmother, Karen, who was his favorite storyteller. She rocked him through colic, whispering “You’re my angel” and hugged him through every single scrape and scratch this life inflicted.
Noah was an adoring son and brother. Alecia and Noah logged countless hours sipping coffee and talking. Alecia was Noah’s hero. She was his angel of mercy and his biggest fan. Noah loved her Cajun Pasta and their family dance parties in the kitchen, after church. He loved riding shotgun with his dad, T.J., in the convertible with rap music blasting and his curls blowing in the wind. We will remember his appreciation for Dottie and Brett, T.J.’s parents for showing up and loving him like their own blood. Noah was the proudest big brother ever. The bond between him and his little brother was magic. The simplest, purest moments he lived were with Maximus.
We remember Noah as a talented writer who feverishly scribbled down poetry and lyrics trying to make sense of this world and make art out of pain. Noah leaves words in his wake. Words that are a record of his struggles, evidence of resilience, proof of his hope.
Noah’s life was short. His mark was deep. He is with Jesus now. He is well. He is at peace. He is free. In this, we rejoice.
Survivors include his immediate family Alecia Beal and Thomas McKinstry of Walkertown and his brother, Maximus McKinstry. He is also survived by his great-grandmother, Shelby Terrell; his grandparents, Karen and Richard “Butch” Beal. He is survived by his aunt and uncle Tiffany and Josh Hiatt and cousins Bodie and Siler Hiatt. He is survived by his great-aunts and uncles Linda and Grattan Rowland and Ray and Shirley Terrell and many cousins.
Noah was preceded in death by his maternal great grandfather, Raymond Terrell; and maternal great grandparents, John and Beryl Beal
Funeral services celebrating his life will be held at 2:00PM Sunday, January 16, 2022 at the Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Services Kernersville Chapel. Interment will follow at the Pine Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Kernersville, NC. The family will greet friends from 2:00PM to 4:00PM Saturday, January 15, 2022 at the funeral home.
Friends and family may view, and sign the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com
All expressions of sympathy, including flowers, honorary donations, and cards are welcome.

West

Richard E. West, 83, of Kernersville passed away peacefully at his home Thursday, January 6, 2022.
Richard was born in Forsyth County to the late Reverend Ottie Elonzo West and Lilian Peeples West. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, and friend. He was a wonderful companion to his precious doggie. His favorite hobby was playing horse shoes. He won many trophies. He was an active member of Gospel Light Baptist Church for many years. Richard retired from Grass America in Kernersville.
In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his loving wife, Linda Ziglar West; son, Jeffery Dale West; sister, Barbara West Swaim; and brother, Charles Lee West. Surviving him is his sister, Betty West Moose.; daughters, Tonya West Payne, and Sherry West Worden; sons, Richard Thomas “Ricky” West, and Gregory Scott “Scottie” West; and daughter-in-law, Riza Ruaro West; eight grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
A funeral service celebrating his life will be held at 12:00PM Monday, January 10, 2022 at the Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Services Kernersville Chapel with Rev. Matt Morrison and Rev. Frank Shumate officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:00AM to 12:00PM Monday prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at Garden of Memories in Walkertown, NC.
The family would like to thank Trellis Supportive Hospice for their care and support.
Friends and family may view and sign the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com

Courtney

Rebecca Joyce Allen Courtney, 66, of Kernersville, NC passed away on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.
A native of Grover, NC, Joyce was the wife of 29 years to David Earl Courtney and the daughter of the late William Paul Allen and Elvie Hayes Allen, who survives.
Survivors include her husband, David; son, David Lee Sides and wife, April Young Sides; daughter, Paige Kathryn Courtney; mother, Elvie Hayes Allen; grandchildren, Izabella Brynlee Sides, and Gabriel Logan Sides; two sisters, Mary Allen Payne, and Linda Allen Swink; and two brothers, Marvin Allen, and Dennis Allen.
Funeral services celebrating her life will be held at 7:00PM Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at the Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Services Kernersville Chapel with Rev. Phil Bauguess officiating. The family will greet friends from 6:00PM to 7:00PM on Tuesday prior to the service at the funeral home. The interment and committal service will be held at 1:00PM Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at the Grover Cemetery, Grover, NC.
Friends and family may view, and sign the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com
Memorial contributions may be made, in memory of her beloved Shih Tzu, Katie Rose Courtney, to the Joanne Ruland Angel Fund, Hopkins Road Animal Hospital, 643 Hopkins Road, Kernersville, NC 27284.

Stuart

Robert Urban Stuart went home to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, January 6, 2022.
He was born May 23, 1933 in Forsyth County to Ned Russell Stuart, Sr., and Annabel Lemon Stuart.
Robert graduated from Kernersville High School where he excelled in all sports, especial-ly football, being named All County. He attended the University of North Carolina for two years, and then the army called and interrupted his education. After serving two years in the Korean War as a Military Policeman and Corporal he returned to UNC and graduated with an AB degree in Education. He taught school and coached all sports at Gillespie Junior High in Greensboro for two years before choosing to help his father run Stuart Motor Company for 30 years. After the death of his father, Robert and Becky ran their own business for 22 years before Robert retired in 2007. During the 1960’s Robert served as Interim Fire Chief from 1961 to 1963 and as Fire Chief in 1963 and also Build-ing Inspector for The Town of Kernersville. He was known and respected for his exper-tise in heavy equipment and recovery and was often sought after for advice. He had many friends in the Towing Industry. Robert was encouraged to write a book about his experiences; “A MAN & HIS TRUCK” (How I shared the gospel in the Towing Indus-try) was completed in 2010. His daughter, Anna, was instrumental in designing and get-ting the book ready for print. As a result of this book being published, Robert and Becky made many long distance friends. This was a ministry in itself. ln 2017 Robert was pre-sented “A Golden Achievement Award” by the American Truck Historical
Society for over 50 years of dedicated service to the trucking industry. His effort con-tributed much through many changes and advancements to make the industry what is it today. Robert had a rare and unique talent. He made little cars, trucks, tractors and treasure chests out of steel for the family members and close friends. These were keep-sakes. Robert and Becky had a good life. They loved home and family and especially spending time with their grandchildren. Robert was in fellowship with Sedge Garden Chapel in Kernersville where he taught Sunday school and served as an elder in his younger years. .
He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved daughter, Anna Rebekah Stuart Wright and his brother Ned Russell Stuart, Jr., his only sibling. Surviving is his wife of 64 and 1/2 years, Rebecca (Becky) Williard Stuart, a son Russ Patrick Stuart (Audrey Dee), three precious grandchildren, Rally Robert, Collin Russ, and Carlee Colleen Stuart all of Kernersville, and a nephew Bryan Weaver Stuart of Franklin, Tennessee.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Trellis of Winston-Salem, NC for their loving and tender care over the last several weeks, and to Audrey Stuart, Collin Stu-art, and Faydene Long for all the care and help given all during his sickness.
A funeral service will be held 2:30 pm Monday January 10, 2022 at Kernersville Fire Sta-tion, Station #42, 1180 Highway 66, Kernersville, N. C. A visitation will be from 12:30 to 2:20 two hours prior to the service. Interment will follow at Eastlawn Gardens of Memory, Kernersville, N.C. In lieu of flowers memorials made be made to Trellis of Winston-Salem or Kernersville Fire Department.

Johnson

Kernersville- Mrs. Pearl Virginia Via Johnson, 75, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at her home. She was born on July 1, 1946 in Floyd, Virginia to Theodore Roosevelt and Zelma Dalton Via. Pearl was faithful member of Union Grove Baptist Church. She was a registered nurse and was very proud of that accomplishment. She loved to work on the farm with her animals, especially her goats. For years, Pearl was a volunteer with the Special Operations Response Team. She was a mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend who will be greatly missed.
In addition to her parents, Pearl was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, James Milton Johnson; three grandsons, Matthew McAlexander, Jordan McAlexander, and Joshua Rowley; and one brother, Theodore Via, Jr.
Left to cherish her memory are her three children, Lori Rowley (husband, Jeremy), Theodore “Ted” Johnson (wife, Bridget), and Michael Johnson; five grandchildren, MaryAnne Rowley, Kaitlyn Rowley, James Johnson, Will Johnson, and George Johnson; two great grandchildren, Piper McAlexander and Colson McAlexander and their mother, Kourtney; and three siblings, George Via (wife, Thelma), David Via (wife, Lois), and Lena Via Taylor.
A funeral service for Pearl will be held at 11:30 am on Monday, January 10, 2022 at Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel with Dr. Pete Kunkle officiating. Interment will follow the service at Eastlawn Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends from 10:00 am until 11:15 am prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trellis Supportive Care at 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 or trellissupport.org. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.

Malone

Wm. Gerald Malone, 85, of Kernersville, NC, passed away peacefully Friday, December 31, 2021.
Funeral services celebrating his life will be held at 2:00PM Thursday, January 6, 2022, at First Baptist Church, Kernersville, NC with Dr. Stephen Martin officiating. The family will greet friends from 1:00PM to 2:00PM Thursday prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow at Eastlawn Gardens of Memory.
A native of Spartanburg, SC, Gerald was the husband of 54 years to the late, Helen Gilbert Malone and the son of Joseph Gist Malone and Edith Alma Marlowe Malone. He was the retired owner of Malone’s Express Lube. He previously had owned and operated Malone Decorating, and was terminal manager of Pilot Freight Carriers, Inc. Gerald was a true sportsman, having earned all-county high school honors in football, basketball, and baseball, becoming a semi-pro baseball player after high school. His sports enthusiasm also included hunting and fishing, camping, boating, and he was an avid and competitive golfer. He coached Kernersville Little League and was present and very vocal at all Grandchildren’s sports events from hometown to the collegiate level. He sometimes came for dance and piano recitals and a few choral concerts. He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church, a member of the Goforths Class of the church, and served with the Men’s Fellowship Ministry. He was an active member of the VFW.
Survivors include his four daughters, Angie Malone Sink (Tim), Pam Malone Norman (Keith), Carmie Malone Cook (Craig), and Melissa Malone Babcock (Jim). Also surviving are nine grandchildren, Adam Norman (Carrie), Joseph Norman, Christina Cook Holst (David), Lauren Sink Berry (Jim), Chad Cook (Lauren), Craig Cook, Nick Sink, Ben Babcock, and Jake Babcock. He was also blessed with nine great grandchildren, Sarah-Kate Berry, Levi Holst, Dylan Norman, Ethan Holst, Cooper Berry, Helen Holst, Carter Cook, Connor Berry, and Lynley Cook. Gerald was especially close to his siblings and spouses and Helen’s. Surviving are sister, Imogene Malone Horton (Robert); his brother, Ronnie Malone (Brenda), and special nephew, Chris Malone. Sisters-in-law, Mary Gilbert Gowan, Carol Gilbert Moore (James), and Bett Gilbert Lancaster. Also surviving are sister-in-law Kay Gilbert McClure; brother-in-law, Ken Gilbert; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to his wife and parents, Gerald was preceded in death by his brother, Harold Malone, and brothers-in-law Charles Gowan, Perry Lancaster, Bill Gilbert, Jr. and Lewis Gilbert.
Friends and family may view, and sign the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shepherd’s Center of Kernersville, P.O. Box 2044, Kernersville, NC 27285-2044. https://www.shepctrkville.com/donate