Obituaries

Jones

Ronald David Jones, 80, of Kernersville, NC passed away peacefully Wednesday October 14, 2020.
Funeral Services celebrating his life will be held 2:00PM Saturday October 24, 2020 at the Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Services Kernersville Chapel with Rev. Rick Carter officiating.
A native of Flint, Michigan, Ronald was the husband of 55 years to Janet Bates Jones and the son of the late Harold D. Jones and Ruth A. Jones. Ronald was a 1961 graduate of Xavier Uni-versity in Cincinnati, Ohio. After graduation, he served in the Army Reserves and went to work at Leaseway Transportation. He worked for Leaseway until retirement. Ronald was happiest spending time with his family at home and at the beach. He loved fishing at Hatteras Island and his two Golden Retrievers, Chelsea and Casey. Time spent with his grandchildren were his most treasured moments.
Survivors include her sons, David C. Jones and wife, Katherine Dalton Jones, and Stephen A. Jones and Sharon Lynch; daughter, Suzanne Jones Brookshire and husband, John W. Brookshire; grandchildren, Rachel Jones, Jack Jones, and Lukas Brookshire.
Friends and family may view, and sign the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com

Brown

MADISON – Joel Douglas Brown, 68, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2020 at his home. He was born on October 6, 1952 in Forsyth County to William and Ruth Brown. He grew up in Kernersville attending the local schools, including East Forsyth High School, where he graduated in 1972. After completing high school, Joel enlisted in the US Army and served a total of six years between active and reserve duty. In 1976, Joel went to work for the United States Postal Service where he worked full time for 30 years before retiring. Joel had a variety of interests that kept him busy, especially in retirement. He was an avid coin collector who genuinely enjoyed searching for old coins and other collectable coins. He thoroughly enjoyed putting puzzles together that he would frame upon completion. Joel frequently read the Bible and other Christian related books relating to the history of the Bible and he enjoyed traveling to see other parts of the country. Joel was one of the nicest and most generous people someone could ever meet. He never met a stranger. He loved to laugh and make others laugh. He would help people who needed guidance and assist anyone in need. In addition to his parents, Joel was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Leamon; and a brother, Larry Brown. Surviving are his wife, Karen Brown; a son, Douglas and his mother Dorene; a sister, Wilma Ward; and a brother, Bill Brown (Sibbie). Due to Covid precautions there will not be a viewing or funeral. A Celebration of life will be held at a later date. Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made to www.hayworth-miller.com

Chatman

Kernersville – Ms. Barbara Myers Chatman, 76, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Piney Grove Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born on August 19, 1944 in Forsyth County to Ernest Franklin and Myrtle Lillian Williams Myers. Barbara loved Elvis Presley and owned many collectables related to him and his music. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.
In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her two brothers, Clyde Ray Myers, and Ernest Steve Myers. Left to cherish her memory are two daughters, Deborah Wagoner (Richard) and Heather Chatman (Darrick); eight grandchildren, Dylan, Brandon, Donovan, M’Keyla, Tiahna, Jaikyiah, Darrius Jr., and Dashia; one sister, Patsy M. Smith (Ricky); one sister-in-law, Lucy Myers; and many special nieces and nephews.
There will be no formal services for Barbara held at this time. Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.

McGee

Summerfield – Mr. Harold Wendell McGee, 79, passed away on Monday, October 19, 2020 at Moses Cone Hospital. He was born on April 12, 1941 in Forsyth County to William Lee and Allie Nelson McGee. He retired as a Planning Analyst from Gilbarco after 38 years of service. Harold loved southern gospel music and attending concerts. He was a faithful member of Summerfield First Baptist Church where he previously served as a Sunday School teacher and was also a member of the choir. Harold also collected Christian ball caps which he loved and used them as an opportunity to witness about Christ. He enjoyed his time working with the Royal Ambassador’s and mentoring to the youth community at his church. Harold was an avid bowler and loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed attending a monthly “Breakfast Club” meeting with his cousins. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, and friend who will be missed by all who knew him. In addition to his parents, Harold was preceded in death by one sister, Bonita McGee Hauser and one brother, Eugene McGee. On October 26, 2020, he would have celebrated his 57th anniversary with his loving wife, Carolyn N. McGee. He is also survived by two children, Lisa McGee King (husband, Ken) and Brad McGee (wife, Nanette); five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; two brothers, Ronald and Larry McGee; and many special nieces and nephews. A private graveside service for Harold is being held at Summerfield First Baptist Church with Pastor Larry Kirby officiating. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Summerfield First Baptist at 2300 Scalesville Rd, Summerfield, NC 27358 or to Samaritan’s Purse at PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.

Rierson

Kernersville – Mrs. Carolyn Ingram Rierson, 82, passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at her residence. She was born in Forsyth County to Robert Clinton and Annie Hall Ingram. Carolyn was a graduate of Kernersville High School and loved her time there as a cheerleader. She loved cheering the Red Raiders on, whatever the sport. Carolyn enjoyed fashion and loved to go to the beach. She was a devoted wife and mother and was often referred to as “Supermom”. She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her. In addition to her parents, Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Rierson and her brother, Bobby Ingram. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Brad Rierson; two sisters, Shirley Robertson (husband, A.D.) and Susan Rice (husband, Roger); one brother, Dennis Ingram (wife, Karen); and cousins, nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. With social distancing observed and masks requested, a graveside service for Carolyn will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Pine Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery with Pastor Steve Roberson officiating. In lieu of flowers, if you wish to honor Carolyn, please donate to a local charity of your choosing which helps the less fortunate among us. Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.

Przybylowicz

Olga Lozinska Przybylowicz, 95, of Winston-Salem, NC passed away peacefully Tuesday October 13, 2020.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 2:00PM Tuesday October 20, 2020 at Holy Cross Catho-lic Church with Father Noah Carter officiating. Interment will follow at Eastlawn Gardens of Memory, Kernersville, NC. The family will greet friends from 1:15PM to 2:00PM Tuesday at the church.
Born in Bialozurka, Poland, Olga was the wife of the late Kazimierz Przybylowicz and the daughter of the late Carl Lozinski and Helena Centkiewicz Lozinska. Olga served in the Polish Branch of the Royal Air Force in the Battle of Britain during WWII. She was a survivor of the Russian Labor Camps in Siberia. Olga lived in Buffalo, NY from 1956 to 2000, then moved to Kernersville, NC where she became a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. She had a passion serving her church by her quilt making which were auctioned off for the benefit outreach through the church.
Survivors include her daughter, Christine Consiglero and husband, John of Milwaukee, WI; sons, Stan Przybylowicz and wife, Linda of Winston-Salem, NC, Andy Przybylowicz of Clifton Park, NY; grandchildren, Justin Przybylowicz and wife, Christina, Ashley Przybylowicz, and Kate Przybylowicz; great grandchildren, Roxy Przybylowicz, Cooper Przybylowicz, and Emily Przybylowicz; and sister, Stacy Janik of Vermilion, OH.
In addition to her husband and parents, Olga was preceded in death by her brother, Walter Lo-zinski; and brother-in-law, Joseph Janik.
Friends and family may view, and sign the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com

Quick

KERNERSVILLE – Mrs. Bonnie Beasley Quick, 80, of Kernersville, NC passed away October 15, 2020 at her home with her loving family by her side. The daughter of the late William Bryant and Pearl Brooks Burch, Bonnie retired from Guilford Mills after 31 years of service. She loved to bowl, play softball and spend time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was well known for her exceptional chicken and dumplings and especially for her pineapple cakes.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Quick is predeceased by her husband Zoll Quick, 7 brothers, and 5 sisters. She is survived by three children Rita Roddy (Scott Mills) of Kernersville, Emmett Holt (Patty) of Kernersville, and Rex Holt (Dean Ward) of Walnut Cove. Also surviving Bonnie are two sisters Juanita “Sis” Lindley and Shirley Shoffner (both of Kernersville), four grandchildren Dreama Maynard (Ronnie), David Roddy, Jr. (Wendi), Amanda Holt and Taylor Holt, six great grandchildren Payton, Logan, Ethan, Rachel, Chloe, and Aaron, special niece little Shirley Kenwor-thy, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life service will be held 3:00 pm on October 21, 2020 at Bethel United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow the ser-vice at Eastlawn Gardens of Memory in Kernersville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262.

Laughridge

Goldie Cooper Laughridge, 90, of Kernersville, NC, passed away peacefully Friday October 16, 2020.
A private service celebrating her life will be held Sunday October 25, 2020 at the Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Services Kernersville Chapel with Rev. Rick Carter officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Main Street United Methodist Church Columbarium.
A native of McDowell County, NC, Goldie was the wife of the late Koy Mack Laughridge and the daughter of the late Grover Thomas Cooper and Lillie Hicks Cooper. Goldie retired from Burlington Industries with more than 25 years of service. She was a faithful member of Main Street United Methodist Church for more than 10 years. Goldie enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family, especially her beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren, who were the love of her life.
Survivors include her daughter, Tance Laughridge of Jamestown, NC; two grandsons, Trent Smith of Warm Springs, VA, and Cliff Smith and wife, Jodi of Mooresville, NC; and two great grandchildren, Easton Smith, and Emery Smith.
In addition to her husband and parents, Goldie was preceded in death by her three sisters, Barbara Gladden, Jeanette Bell, and Dorothy Cooper.
Friends and family may view and sign the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Main Street United Methodist Church, 306 S. Main Street, Kernersville, NC 27284 or to a charity of donor’s choice.

Davis

Gary Thomas Davis, 78, passed away peacefully in his home on October 13, 2020.
A walk-through visitation will be held from 12:00PM to 12:45PM Saturday prior to the service. Funeral services celebrating his life will be held 1:00PM Saturday October 17, 2020 at Kernersville Wesleyan Church. Interment will follow at Eastlawn Gardens of Memory, Kernersville, NC.
Gary was born in Forsyth County on May 13, 1942 to the late Reuben Thomas Davis and Irene Shore Atkins. He attended Kernersville High School (‘62) and served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Independence, U.S.S. Kitty Hawk, and in the VA-75 Attack Squadron.
Gary owned and operated Davis Saddle Shop in Kernersville, NC before serving and retiring with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department. Gary enjoyed riding horses, making handmade leather goods, spending time at the beach and collecting coins. Above all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Davis; and sisters, Patricia Davis, and Rebecca Flynt.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Dorothy Davis; daughter, Toni (Brandon) Ray; son, Gary Thomas (Tina) Davis II, step-daughters, Ann (Mark) Holt and Carol (Frank) Girard; eight grand-children; four brothers, Jack, Wayne, Reuben “Pug” Thomas, Jr., and Albert Davis; and sister, Sylvia Baker.
Friends and family may view and sign the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kernersville Wesleyan Church, 930 N. Main Street, Kernersville NC 27284

Iacone

Joseph Iacone, 95, of Kernersville, NC, formerly of Easton, PA passed away Thursday October 8, 2020 after a very brief battle against Coronavirus.
Born December 7, 1924 in Easton, PA he was one of 10 children of the late Calogero and Calogera (Cravotta) Iacono. His wife, Edith (Adams) Iacone, passed away in 2007.
Joe graduated from Easton High School and from Rider College in 1949. He was an accountant for companies large and small but primarily for Riegel Paper Corp. now Rexham.
One of the dwindling number of World War II veterans, Joe served in the US Army, 23rd Ar-mored Infantry Battalion, 7th Armored Division (The Lucky 7th) in the north of France, Battle of the Bulge and Rhineland Campaigns. After the war, as troops were being sent home, he was sin-gled out for his ability to take shorthand at 80 words per minute. He was then assigned as aide to Commanding General Mark Clark, Quadripartite Control Commission, Vienna Austria with the responsibility to take meeting notes, transcribe and send stateside, an assignment of which he was very proud.
Joe was close to family and always fond of his Easton High School connections and Easton area ties. His Thanksgiving highlight would be watching the traditional football game between Easton and Phillipsburg.
Surviving are one daughter Susan Ferrell of Naples, FL and her husband Steve Ferrell, his grand-daughter Elizabeth Iacono of Toledo, OH, daughter in law Lauren Iacono of Raleigh, NC, one brother, Angelo of Allentown, PA; two sisters, Lena Nyffenegger of Nazareth, PA and Grace Ealer of Bethlehem, PA; a multitude of nieces and nephews and his companion and significant other of many years Pat Jackson of Kernersville, NC. He was predeceased by his son Paul Iaco-no, brothers Paul, Ignazio, and Thomas and three sisters, Mary Recchia, Lucy Deremer and The-resa Iacono.
Joe was known for his colorful personality and was a voracious reader and in particular loved books of history. He was a news junkie, stayed up to date on current events and could debate politics with anyone. His last few years were spent at Kerner Ridge Assisted Living in Kerners-ville, and thanks go to the staff for his care. Even at 95 he was adept at Facetiming regularly and his usual sign-off was…….”bye for now”.
A family get-together of remembrance will take place later in Easton, PA. Donations can be made in memory of Joe’s son Paul Iacono, to MD Anderson at https://www.mdanderson.org/donors-volunteers/donate/honor-loved-ones.html
Friends and family may view, and sign the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com