Obituaries

Hampson

Shelva J. Hampson, 67, of Kernersville passed away on July 19, 2021 at Kernersville Medical Center with her family by her side.
Shelva was born on January 21, 1954 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania to the late Merle and Viola Klingensmith.
She is survived by her husband, William Hampson; they shared 48 years of marriage together; daughter, Rachel Burdick (Richard); son, Joel Hampson (Carley); sisters, Cheryl (Gary) and Tracy; brothers, Dan (Janet) and John; grandchildren, Benjamin, Katelyn, Zachary, Dylan, Tyler and Samantha; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Shelva was a beloved member of the Walnut Cove Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Shelva loved being with her family and doing activities together. They shared a love of the outdoors and travel.
A private memorial service will be held via Zoom on Saturday, July 31st at 1:00 p.m.

Worrell


Alvin Worrell passed from this life into eternity on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at the age of 81, in the home he designed in 1960. He was surrounded by his loving family, which he considered his life’s treasure.
Alvin was born in Forsyth County on August 20, 1939, to Samuel Denny Worrell and Gladys Carter Worrell. Predeceasing him are his parents; his stepmother, Thelma Moorefield Worrell; his sister, Gloria Worrell Smith; sister-in-law Betty Hester; and brothers-in-law Ray Welch and Wayne Luck. Also predeceasing him is his much-loved daughter, Terrie Lynn Sisk.
Those who remain to celebrate his life are his wife of 60 years, June Lauten Worrell – his beloved “sweetie;” his daughter, Beth Worrell Davis and husband, Todd; his brother, Gary Worrell and wife, Martha; his grandsons Bradley Perryman and wife, Andrea, Matthew Davis and Hillary Young; and his granddaughters Colby Davis and Lindsay Sisk. Alvin was particularly proud of his great-grandsons to whom he was “Poppa:” Brayden Perryman, Ryker Perryman, and Caleb Davis.
Also surviving are his stepsisters Arlene (Joe) Arnoczy, Sylvia (Derrell) Spell, and Susan (Bob) Harrell. When Alvin married June, he immediately became part of a very large family of brothers- and sisters-in-law: John Hester, Ronnie and Barbara Lauten, Lynn Welch, Brenda Luck, Jonnie and Mitch Shore, Paige and Dwight Deal, and Kent Lauten. He will also be remembered by many nieces and nephews, all of whom adored their Uncle Alvin.
Alvin was a working man and never pretended to be anyone else. He retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company after 38 ½ years in the Millwright Department. Part of his responsibilities was to travel throughout 11 states, heading up the installation and maintenance for the Outside Greenleaf department. He was often away from home for weeks at a time and was always warmly welcomed home by his family. Indeed, there were many faces who kept watch for his big truck to pull in, and the news that Alvin was home was always passed from house to house with a great deal of happiness. Before he retired from Reynolds, he traveled to Xiamen, China on three different occasions to supervise and assist in the installation of factory equipment for the China American Tobacco Company. When he retired, Alvin decided he was not ready to sit and relax, and he spent the next 16 years working for I. L. Long Construction Company. He helped
mentor many people, although he was not the traditional role model. An example of his advice was “Get your head straight and your ‘derriere’ will follow.” Alvin said what he meant and he meant what he said. He could be tough when necessary, but he was also a gentle and patient teacher to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Alvin was a member of Parkview Primitive Baptist Church for many years and was an active member while his health permitted. He generously supported his church and various community organizations such as Trellis and Meals on Wheels. When Beth and Terrie were growing up, June and Alvin sponsored their softball team – WorrellWinds – and took great pleasure traveling to away games and entertaining the team members. Their home was the site of many, many gatherings of friends and family.
Alvin and his “sweetie” were able to visit the 48 contiguous states. He loved touring Nova Scotia and Ottawa, Canada, and visiting Jackson Hole, Wyoming, a place close to his heart. While Alvin enjoyed his traveling experiences, he was always happy to return to NC because he found great contentment in his home, the Shop, and in later years, the Brewhaus with his brothers-in-law and neighbors. Many world events were discussed and – if you asked Alvin – resolved in the Shop with robust discussion and adult beverages.
Alvin never backed down from a disagreement when he believed he was in the right. He accepted folks as they were and had little patience with pretentious people. If he was your friend, he always had your back. Every single person who knew him has an Alvin story to tell. He was larger than life, and he always enjoyed relating his adventures and misadventures to the delight of those who were listening. With great respect, he was awarded the title of “Life Coach” and he handled that title with his unique kind of humility.
Alvin would tell you right up front that he was a stubborn something-something-something, and he could be as blunt as can be. He lived his life honorably and honestly. He was a man whose word was truly his bond and a handshake was more binding than any contract. He loved tv westerns and Johnny Cash. He loved his Lord. He loved his wife and family. He was greatly loved by his family and friends. Over the past few years as his health declined, he never asked “Why me?” Instead, he would often comment, “I’m a lucky man.”
Services to honor Alvin’s life will be held at Parkview Primitive Baptist Church, 3209 Ridgewood Road, Winston-Salem, on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. with burial at Saint’s Delight Primitive Baptist Church cemetery. Officiating will be Elder E. W. Hooven. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Parkview Primitive Baptist Church, ? John Brooks, 4116 Audrey Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27127; Saint’s Delight Primitive Baptist Church, ? Terry Motsinger, 270 Motsinger Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27107; or Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.
In Alvin’s memory, please raise a glass – or better yet, a can – of your favorite beverage to a life well lived.

Babson

Richard Morgan Babson, 60, passed away on Tuesday July 13, 2021 at Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC.
Richard was born in Winston-Salem on October 30, 1960 to the late Robert Earl Babson, Sr. and the late Helen Harrelson Babson.
Richard served his country in the U. S. Marine Corps, and worked as a truck driver.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Douglas Babson.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife; Desiree Babson whom he married on May 19, 1995, sons; Pete Babson of Thomasville, step son; Brandon Morris of Trinity, daughters; Shanon Eason (Davie) of Kernersville, Nikki Hill (Dennis) of Wallburg, brothers; Bobby Babson of Midway, and Roger Babson of Walkertown, sisters; Kursti Arnold of Surfside Beach, and Diane Babson of Booneville, and 10 grandchildren.
Service: A graveside service will be held 1:00 PM on Monday July 26, 2021 at the Salisbury National Cemetery 501 Statesville Blvd., Salisbury, NC 28144 with
Military Honors being conducted by the Lyerly Volunteer Joint Services Honor Guard.
Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Babson family. Online condolences may be made at www.lyerlyfuneralhome.com.

Fulk

Donald Ray Fulk, Sr. (Don) passed away peacefully on July 20, 2021 he was 88. Mr. Fulk was born in Winston-Salem on January 17, 1933 and was the son of John Hobert Fulk, Sr. and Bessie Clyde Myers Fulk. He was a graduate of Hanes High School class of 1952 and served in the United States Air Force from 1952-1956 during the Korean War stationed in Germany. He re-turned stateside in 1956 and worked at the Pentagon in Washington DC until the end of his ser-vice. That same year he returned home to Winston-Salem and became a partner and eventual co-owner of Bill & Hobe’s Shop Rite Food store. He spent the next 37 years working side by side with his brother Bill until the business was sold in 1988. He was very proud of the family owned business and together with his brother worked 60+hours a week to ensure the store was one that offered top of the line service and products for the local community. In 1958 he married his wife of 61 years Iris Finney Fulk and had two sons Donald Jr. and Chris. In 1992 he was employed by Sam’s Club and worked there for 17 years retiring in 2009. He was instrumental in the build-ing of Mountain Top Youth Camp in Pinnacle NC and served as a counselor during its first year of operation in 1964 as well as on the board of directors. He was active in the gospel assemblies in the triad area as a Deacon and Elder at Glenn Avenue Gospel Chapel, Fair Oaks Gospel Chap-el and Parkway Gospel Chapel all in Winston-Salem. He served as song director for many years at each of those churches. More recently Mr. Fulk attended Sedge Garden Chapel in Kerners-ville but as he aged was not able to attend as often as he would have liked. In 2019 he moved to Salemtowne Assisted Living where he remained until his death.
He is preceded in death by his paternal parents, his wife of 61 years Iris Finney Fulk, three broth-ers Melvin Fulk, Clyde William (Bill) Fulk and John Fulk, Jr. (Johnny), three sisters Betty Tally, Marlene Martin Kiser and Patricia Sell. He is survived by one sister Judy Batten of Kernersville NC, two sons Donald Jr. (Robin) of Belews Creek NC, Chris (Carole) of Kernersville NC and three granddaughters Candice, Carly and Casey along with many nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held Saturday July 24th at 11:00am at Gardens Of Memory Walk-ertown, NC. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.Hayworth-Miller.com

Matthews

Winston-Salem – Mary Ella Tuttle Matthews, 104, passed away on Sunday, July 18, 2021, Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. Mary was born in Stokes County on January 5, 1917, to Thomas Jefferson and Carrie Miller Tuttle. Mary married Coy L. Matthews on July 6, 1939, and he preceded her in death on September 7, 1987. She was also preceded in death by her parents, siblings, and her sons, infant son at birth, Wayne Lester, and Larry Keith Matthews. At the time of her death, Mary was the oldest member of Glenn View Baptist Church and she attended as long as her health permitted. She taught in the children’s department for over 40 years, was a member of the Bethany Sunday School Class, Women’s Missionary Society, and Best Years Club. Mary was an accomplished seamstress and she enjoyed handwork, crocheting, needlepoint, and embroidery.
Mary is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Nora and Michael Williard of Kernersville, her grandson and wife, Matthew and Amanda Williard, and her precious great grandson, Michael Southwood Williard of Wilmington, NC.
The service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 23, 2021 at Glenn View Baptist Church with Dr Brad Wright and Rev. Coley Rimmer officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00-10:45am prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Glenn View Baptist Church, 4275 Glenn Hi Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27107 or to Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com

Motsinger

KERNERSVILLE – Mrs. Violet Matilda Daniels Motsinger, 96, passed away Monday, July 19, 2021. Violet was born on September 30, 1924 in London, England. She was the wife of Robert Reid Motsinger who went to heaven on December 2, 2018. They were married on August 4, 1945 at Saint Andrew’s Church, Catford, London, England. Violet was the daughter of Henry James Daniels and Maud Ellen Daniels. She retired from RJ Reynolds Company. Violet served as a pastor’s wife at Manna Baptist Church for a little over forty years and stated that these were her happiest years. She sang at the church, taught a primary Sunday School Class, and lead the children’s choir many years. She cooked wonderful meals for people at the church in their times of need. Violet was a loving and caring wife, mother, and grandmother, who tried to look on the happier side of life. She had a kind and meek spirit with much love.
In addition to her parents, and husband, Robert, Violet was preceded in death by her older sib-lings, Lillian Maud Amey of Australia, and Jim Daniels and Elsie Ayling of England, as well as her younger siblings, Hilda Sterry and Ron Daniels of England.
She is survived by her children, Deborah Kay Motsinger Rosenquist (Joel); Daniel Lester Motsinger, and Samuel Robert Motsinger (Terry Ann); three grandchildren, Shawn E. Rosenquist (Meghan), Meredith Motsinger (fiance’, Seth McDonald) and Logan Motsinger; five great grandchildren, Jacob, Daniel, Justin, Lydia and Abigail Rosenquist. She is also survived by a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Denny and Nina Holder of Kernersville, and a sister-in-law, Katherine Daniels of Peterborough, England.
A funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Hayworth-Miller Kern-ersville Chapel with Rev. Bruce Freeman officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to www.hayworth-miller.com
Proverbs 31:28a “Her children arise up and call her blessed

Kennedy

Catherine Rhew Kennedy, 85, of Kernersville, NC passed away peacefully Saturday, July 17, 2021.
A private family graveside funeral service celebrating her life will be held at Eastlawn Gardens of Memory, Kernersville, NC.
A native of Durham, NC, Catherine was the wife of 62 years to the late William “Bill” Kennedy and the daughter of the late Ervin Winston Rhew, Sr. and Bessie Ashley Rhew.
Survivors include her daughters, Sandra Fleming and husband, Rick of Nashville, NC, and Terri Kennedy (Brian Miller) of East Bend, NC; grandson, Travis Holyfield (Molly Thomas) of Kern-ersville, NC; granddaughter, Tracy Tate and husband Burt of Mt. Airy, NC; great grandchildren, Allyni Tate (Landon Strickland), and Colton Tate.
In addition to her husband and parents, Catherine was preceded in death by her sisters, Myrtle Atkins, Mae Roycroft, Frances Bowden, and Mary Herndon; and brother, Ervin Rhew.
Friends and family may view, and sign the guestbook at www.pierce-jeffersonfuneralservice.com
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Well Care Hospice, 5380 US-158, Suite 210, Advance, NC 27006.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Well Care Hospice for their excellent care of their mother.

Chronister

February 25, 1953 – June 14, 2021. It is with great sadness the family of Ricky Bob Chronister announces his passing on June 14, 2021. Born February 25, 1953 to Dean Chronister and Betty Lou Taber in Claremore, Oklahoma. He met the love of his life, Marjorie, in Tulsa, Oklahoma where they worked together at City Service. They were married in 1986 and adored their beloved dog Malibu. Ricky received his Bachelor’s in accounting and later became a computer programmer analyst until he retired.
Ricky was an avid fisherman and enjoyed fishing with his stepfather George, nephew Michael, and his good friend Richard. Ricky was always ready, willing, and able to wet a hook any chance he could. Ricky was always an Okie, but loved the mountains, lakes, and rivers of North Carolina.
Ricky took being a man very seriously. He was a wonderful person, a wonderful husband, and provided for his family. All of which were at the core of his heart and soul. Ricky loved spending time with his neighbors David, Brenda, and their daughter Dawnica, as well as Jason and Dana.
Ricky was loved by all that knew him and will be truly missed. He is now with his love Marjorie, his Mother, Betty Lou, his Sister, Sandra Dean, and he is most assuredly fishing with George in Heaven’s pristine waters.
Ricky is survived by his nephew Michael Kennedy of Norman and children Landon Kennedy and Lauren Kennedy-Garrison (Royce) of Norman. Preceded in death by his wife Marjorie Ann Chronister (Boley); father Dean Chronister; mother Betty Lou Taber; sister Sandra Dean Cunha.

Altman

Kernersville – Mrs. Verona Norris Johnson Altman, 96, passed away on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at Kernersville Medical Center. She was born on December 9, 1924 in Harnett County to Isaac William and Velma Holt Norris. Verona enjoyed sewing and crocheting and she loved to sing in her church choir. She also enjoyed playing games and cards with the residents at Robinwood Senior Living. Verona loved her family and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
In addition to her parents, Verona was preceded in death by husbands, James G. Johnson and Hugh Altman; as well as her eight siblings.
She is survived by her sister, Peggy Cawthon and many special sisters in law; numerous nieces and nephews that considered her to be their “Grandma”.
The family would like to give special thanks to Senior Services as well as close friends, Adrian and Carol Foust.
A funeral service for Verona will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, July 18, 2021 at Waughtown Baptist Church in the chapel with Pastor Eddie Brackett and Pastor Adrian Foust officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm until 2:45 pm prior to the service. A graveside service will be held at 12:00 Noon on Monday, July 19, 2021 at Greenwood Cemetery in Dunn, NC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Senior Services, Inc. at 2895 Shorefair Dr NW, Winston-Salem, NC 27105. Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.

Robertson

Kernersville
05-Sep-1953 – 11-Jul-2021
Timothy Allison Robertson, 67, a lifelong resident of Kernersville, passed away in his sleep on Sunday, July 11th, 2021, in his home.
Tim was born on September 5th, 1953, in Forsyth County to Daniel Bernard Robertson and Rachel Elizabeth Perdue. He graduated from East Forsyth High School in 1971 and went on to earn an A.A.S. Degree in Environmental Science from Martin Technical Community College. After college, Tim had many opportunities to use his skills, but chose instead to stay in Kernersville and care for his mom and dad.
Tim worked many jobs over the years, but ultimately found a profession at Amp Incorporated (later, TYCO), where he received many accolades for the hard work he put in there. As a worker and provider at heart, Tim often pulled multiple weekend shifts to provide for his family and loved ones. Tim loved his family, especially his three children, and he made many personal sacrifices for them. Further, he never missed an opportunity to help others and give to those less fortunate.
Tim loved being outdoors and could often be found riding (or tinkering with) one of his many motorized “toys”. He loved animals and could never say “no” to taking-in a stray, abandoned, or injured creature. Over the years Tim had dogs, birds, cats, ferrets, squirrels, and owls. He loved music – listening/dancing to it, and playing it – on his banjos, guitars, or mandolin. Tim would take advantage of any opportunity to play his instruments with family, friends, or in front of his home church, Kernersville Friends Meeting.
Tim was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents (Chester Avery and Lula Irene Robertson), maternal grandparents (Archie Boyd and Dovie Belle Perdue), and parents.
Tim is survived by three children: Joshua Gray Robertson and wife Brooke of Lewisville, Jennifer Suzanne Belton of Lewisville, and April Elizabeth Robertson of Winston-Salem; seven grandchildren: Damari and Kallen Robertson, (Josh & Brooke), Judah and Savvi Belton (Jennifer), Baileigh & Cain Aderhold and Cyler Vaught (April). Tim is also survived by his siblings: Dan Robertson (Kenette) of Charlotte; Gayle May (Richard) of Kernersville, Sherri Vincent (Sheldon) of Walkertown; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 25, 2021, at 3pm at Kernersville Friends Meeting with Pastor Paul Williamson officiating. The family will receive friends in front of the church after the service, and a catered meal will follow.
The family has set up a direct-to-voicemail phone number (336-794-6530) for leaving personal tributes to Timmy. Please consider calling and sharing a memory or story. You may call and leave as many voicemails as you would like. Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the Robertson family. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.