Obituaries

Hill

WINSTON SALEM – Lois Styers Hill, 85, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 7, 2021, after a period of declining health. Lois was born on July 5, 1935 in Forsyth County to the late Luther and Hazel Styers. She was a graduate of Mineral Springs High School and worked at Southern Bell Phone Company. She married Hilton G. Hill, Sr. on October 30, 1955. Lois’ favorite past time was racing, trips to the beach, but most of all, spending time with her children. Lois is survived by her husband of 66 years, Hilton G. Hill, Sr; five children, Hilton G. Hill, Jr. (Bridgett) of Walnut Cove, Wayne Lee Hill (Jennifer) of Belews Creek, Karen Brewer (Robbie) of Winston-Salem, Susan Stanley, and David Allen Hill; 11 grandchildren, A.J. Quakenbush (Lea), Krista Brendle, Zachary T. Hill, Cameron Hill, Michael M. Lashmit, Tyler R. Lashmit, Chris Stanley, Brittany M. Lashmit, Brittany March, Courtney Brewer, and Maranda Renigar; six great grandchildren, Landyn Brendle, Braelynn M. Walker, Bentley L. Walker, Cooper Renigar, Carson Renigar, and Bristol Renigar; one sister, Shelby Fields of Troy; one brother, L.C. Styers (Susan) of Clemmons; sisters-in-law, Janice Taylor of Holden Beach, and Donnie Beauchamp of Lewisville; one brother-in-law, Roger Hill of Lewisville. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Friday, May 14, 2021 at Gospel Light Baptist Church with Rev. Frank Shumate officiating. Memorials may be made to Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made to www.hayworth-miller.com

Matthews

Kernersville – Mrs. Ruby Jean Neal Warren Matthews, 86, passed away May 8, 2021 at the Piedmont Christian Home. Ruby was born March 22, 1935 in Forsyth County to the late Gilmer Ladd Neal and Ila Doss Neal. Ruby loved working in her yard, watching her gospel shows and listening to gospel music. Ruby was preceded in death by her husband Kemp W. Warren, three brothers and three sisters.
Surviving are; her two children, Lynn Warren, and Kent Warren (Becky), three grandchildren, Hunter Warren (Nichole), Amber Brown, and Brandon Brown, five great grandchildren, Cierra, Nevaeh, Sabra, Levi, and Paisley, a god daughter, Rhonda Stephens, many special nieces and nephews, and a special caretaker, Sharon Walters.
A private family graveside service will be held for at Eastlawn Gardens of Memory. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pine Grove United Methodist Church 1018 Piney Grove Rd. Kernersville, NC 28284, or to Belews Creek Church of Christ 851 Belews Creek Rd. Belews Creek, NC 27009.
Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisted the Matthews family. Online condolences may be made to www.hayworth-miller.com

English

Kernersville – Mr. Ronald Edward English, Sr., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 7, 2021. He was born in Roanoke County, VA, on January 25, 1938, to the late William Dewey English and Zue Vonnie Powell English. Ronald attended Jefferson High School in Roanoke and Virginia Polytechnical Institute (now Virginia Tech) in 1960 earning a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering. He started his career with United States Steel first involved with the construction of the Unisphere of the 1964 World’s Fair in NYC. He was assigned to oversee the fabrication and design of the “land mass areas.” He went on to have a grand career in the building industry, working the longest for Varco Pruden Metal Building Co. where he resided in communities across the country, coast to coast, retiring from their offices in Kernersville, NC, in 2003. After retirement, he enjoyed more house moves and his hobbies of golf, computers, and woodworking He returned to Kernersville six years ago. Ron was a faithful member at Central Baptist Church of Oak Ridge.
Ron was preceded in death by his brother, William Clay English, and sister, Edith Pearl Meador.
He is survived by his high school sweetheart who became his wife of 63 years, JoAnne English; three children and spouses and their families, Ronald Edward English Jr. and wife Marge of Cincinnati, OH – and grandchildren Ronald III and wife Kelsey of East Troy, WI, Matthew of Phoenix, AZ, Peter and Daniel, both of Cincinnati; William Jeffrey English and wife Beth of Lake Kiowa, TX – and grandchildren Trevor and wife Julia and their girls of Longview, TX, and Andrew of Frisco, TX; and Alan Rodney English and wife Janice Rowley of Alexandria, VA – and grandchildren Gillian of Burlington, VT, and Aidan of Baton Rouge, LA.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at Central Baptist Church of Oak Ridge, NC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church, 1715 N Carolina Highway 68 N, Oak Ridge, NC 27310. Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.

Wolfe

KERNERSVILLE – Bobby Willard Wolfe, 83, passed away Saturday, May 1, 2021, at the Randolph Hospice House. Bobby was born on November 27, 1937 in Durham County to the late Woody Willard Wolfe and Goldie Pauline Ashley Wolfe. He served in the US Navy. Bobby was a lover of golf, music and the game of pool. He had a passion for helping others and was adored by his many friends and family. In addition to his parents, Bobby was preceded in death by his Daughter, Renee Wolfe Justensen. Surviving are his daughter, Tara Wolfe Jones (Timmy); eight grandchildren, Elizabeth, Emily, Trevor, Bobbie, Brittany, Corey, Zachary and Joshua; 12 great grandchildren and two one the way; one great-great grandson; son-in-law Chuck Justensen; two sisters, Nancy Page (James) and Janice Rees (George); and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 7, 2021, at First Christian Church of Kernersville with Dr. Pete Kunkle officiating. Interment will follow at Eastlawn Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. prior to the service on Friday at the church. Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made to www.Hayworth-Miller.com

Ross

A memorial service will be held for Eleanor Hauser Ross on Sunday, May 23rd, at 3:00 PM at Sedge Garden United Methodist Church.

Galboe

Kernersville – Mrs. Patricia T. Galboe, 87, loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, passed away suddenly in her home on Saturday, May 1, 2021. She was born on April 29, 1934 in Fulton County, GA to Jesse T. and Clifford Astin Tant.
In addition to her parents, Patricia was preceded in death by her loving husband of 66 years, Robert J. Galboe, Sr. and a daughter, Judith Maree. Left to cherish her memory, are her children, R. Joseph Galboe, Jr., Kella Skinner, and Janet Wilmoth (Tim); grandchildren, Rachel Morse (Cory), Jessica Reep (Heath), Dani SaRossy (Peter), Nicole Reid (Chuck), Patrick Galboe (fiancé, Kaye Davis); and great grandchildren, Blake Skinner and Brandon Reep.
Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the family in North Carolina and services will be held and conducted by Tim Stewart Funeral Home in Georgia. In lieu of flowers, please hang a bird feeder and enjoy the beauty of our feathered friends. They brought Patricia joy as she watched them play in the yard. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.

Dollarhite

A friend of Jesus with a genuine faith and heart of forgiveness, Alice McBride Dollarhite, born February 16, 1938, joined our Heavenly Father on Monday, April 26, 2021.
Mom is the warmth of the sun upon your face, the passing of the breeze, that uplifting feeling that makes you tap your leg when listening to a good song, the delight of a delicious meal, the freedom and beauty of a purple butterfly. She is always in our hearts. Celebrate the life of Alice today by doing something that brings you pure and simple happiness, and spread love to one another because Mom is celebrating in Heaven. Search for God and find peace in your soul, rather than seeking gold and finding a soul of poverty. “And let us consider one another to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and do much the more as you see the Day approaching.” – Hebrews 10:24-25 (NKJV) The immediate family will have a private graveside service at Eastlawn Gardens of Memory in Kernersville. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Trellis Supportive Care www.trellissupport.org. Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.

Stewart

Marie Lowrey Armstrong Stewart, 100, died Wednesday, April 21, 2021. She was born August 1, 1920, the daughter of the late Samuel Coy and Ina Dillon Lowrey of Oak Ridge. Also preceding her in death were husband, Donald Armstrong; husband, David Carlton Stewart, Sr.; her brother, Sgt. Samuel Coy Lowrey Jr. USMC; her sisters, Bille Lowrey Redman, and Janie Lowrey Clendenin. Surviving are her brother, Thad Moore Lowrey and his wife, Bobbie of New Port Richey Florida; step-daughter, Terry Armstrong Stanley of Port Richey Florida, step-daughter-in-law, Willie Moore Armstrong of Marshall Missouri; and a host of other family members.
Marie graduated from Summerfield High School at 14 and then attended Salem College. Later, she moved to Washington D.C. working as a secretary for an Army official. In 1942 she was recognized as the second woman in the U.S. to sign up for officer training with the W.A.A.C.’s Moving to Alaska, she was employed in the Cold Weather Testing Detachment of the Army Air Corps. With her late husband Don, Marie danced all over the world: teaching square dancing, contra, and folk dancing. She traveled to more than 80 countries and every continent. They introduced the first radio station to New Port Richey Florida in 1963 and developed properties in Grand Cayman and Costa Rica. Marie became fluent in Spanish at age 55. After Don’s death she returned to Oak Ridge and continued her community involvement.
A staunch supporter of Oak Ridge Military Academy, she played a significant role in the development of the Academy’s museum. Her work there was reported in the Northwest Observer on her 90th birthday. After reading the article, David Stewart contacted her. They resumed a pre-war courtship and were married within a year.
An active member of the Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church, Marie volunteered at Urban Ministry and sang in the choir. One of her greatest joys was teaching Spanish to 4 year olds at the Presbyterian pre-school. As a trustee of the Old Union Graveyard, she successfully petitioned the town of Oak Ridge to assume control of the graveyard to ensure its perpetuity. Family history was also a passion. When she returned to Oak Ridge she began to research the genealogy of the Lowrey family; documenting to 1749 including the Revolutionary War.
Marie was a member of the W.O.W. Circle of the Presbyterian Church, P.E.O. and D.A.R. A memorial service will be held at Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church on Tuesday May 4th at 11:00 AM (Covid protocols will be observed). Inurnment to follow at 2:00 PM at Union Grove Baptist Church. Condolences may be mailed to niece Kelly L. Giubileo at 5210 Saddle Brook Rd., Oak Ridge, NC 27310. Memorial donations can be made to Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church at 2614 Oak Ridge Rd., Oak Ridge, NC 27310 or Oak Ridge Military Academy at 2317 Oak Ridge Rd., Oak Ridge, NC 27310.
Friends and family may view and sign the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com

Haag

Mary Elizabeth Ryals Haag (Pegram) – 87, of Kernersville, NC went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, surrounded by her family Friday, April 16, 2021.
Mary was born in Forsyth County on April 27, 1933 to the late Lillian Pegram (Hester) and Estus Lindsy Pegram.
Mary spent 25 years employed by Hanes working in textiles, especially hosiery, before she re-tired. She was member of Pine Grove United Methodist Church. Mary served her church in the choir, teaching Sunday School, and participating faithfully in United Methodist Women.
She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother for her family, which includ-ed too many youth of the churches Rev. Wallace Ryals pastored.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Betty Lankford, one brother, Bobby Pe-gram, as well as two husbands, Rev. Wallace Ryals and Harold Edward Haag.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Rusty Allen Ryals (Michelle), Amy Ryals Welch (Jack), both of Kernersville, NC, and Buddy Haag, Jr, (Bonita) of Ararat, VA, and Linda Haag; grandchildren, Renee Ryals Harris (Drew) and Lauren Ryals; great-grandchildren, Chloe Harris and Ellasyn Harris; sister, many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held Monday, April 19, 2021 at 2:00PM in Eastlawn Gardens of Memory, 530 Dobson Street, Kernersville, NC. Rev. Will Van Wearen and Rev. Bonnie Preston Harris will be officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Pine Grove United Methodist Church, 1018 Piney Grove Road, Kernersville, NC 27284.
Mary’s family would like to thank her caregivers Lisa Mabe, Jasmine and Teresa, as well as Trel-lis Hospice for their wonderful care.
Condolences may be shared with family at www.pierce-jeffersonfuneralservice.com or in person at Pierce-Jefferson Funeral and Cremation Services, 213 West Mountain Street, Kernersville, NC 27284.

Haag

Mary Elizabeth Ryals Haag (Pegram) – 87, of Kernersville, NC went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, surrounded by her family Friday, April 16, 2021.
Mary was born in Forsyth County on April 27, 1933 to the late Lillian Pegram (Hester) and Estus Lindsy Pegram.
Mary spent 25 years employed by Hanes working in textiles, especially hosiery, before she retired. She was member of Pine Grove United Methodist Church. Mary served her church in the choir, teaching Sunday School, and participating faithfully in United Methodist Women.
She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother for her family, which included too many youth of the churches Rev. Wallace Ryals pastored.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Betty Lankford, one brother, Bobby Pegram, as well as two husbands, Rev. Wallace Ryals and Harold Edward Haag.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Rusty Allen Ryals (Michelle), Amy Ryals Welch (Jack), both of Kernersville, NC, and Buddy Haag, Jr, (Bonita) of Ararat, VA, and Linda Haag; grandchildren, Renee Ryals Harris (Drew) and Lauren Ryals; great-grandchildren, Chloe Harris and Ellasyn Harris; sister, many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held Monday, April 19, 2021 at 2:00PM in Eastlawn Gardens of Memory, 530 Dobson Street, Kernersville, NC. Rev. Will Van Wearen and Rev. Bonnie Preston Harris will be officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Pine Grove United Methodist Church, 1018 Piney Grove Road, Kernersville, NC 27284.
Mary’s family would like to thank her caregivers Lisa Mabe, Jasmine and Teresa, as well as Trellis Hospice for their wonderful care.
Condolences may be shared with family at www.pierce-jeffersonfuneralservice.com or in person at Pierce-Jefferson Funeral and Cremation Services, 213 West Mountain Street, Kernersville, NC 27284.