Obituaries

Caudle

Mike Daniel Caudle, 53, was a talented, tender-hearted and well-loved son, brother, uncle and friend. He was born February 26, 1968, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He graduated from Parkland High School and was master of many trades. He owned his own concrete company for 15 years. He was a gifted creator who shared his talents through music, gardening, metal sculpting and any damn thing he put his heart into.
Mike was a kind and humble human being who learned to play the guitar at the ripe old age of 38. In 2006, he discovered he could sing. It was a passion he inherited from his family and he shared his talents at numerous events at, “Little Cedar,” and especially with his family and friends at the “shop.” He sang “My Rifle, My Pony, and Me” better than Dean Martin in Rio Bravo! He also loved to cook, especially for those he loved. Many times he would share what he cooked with the homeless, shut-ins and the elderly in the community. He respected the land and was committed to growing the healthiest food possible. If you discover Kale plants growing in your yard, Mike may have secretly scattered the seeds there. He was an old soul who devoted himself to learning, preserving and educating all those around him. He was drawn to the older generation and wanted to learn from them. Mike loved being in nature. He and Cindy volunteered frequently at Turtle Island Preserve in Boone. They were an awesome team and loved hiking and camping in the mountains. Mike was the best camp-fire cook. In his earlier years, he was a world traveler. He did some bartending while living with his sister in Spain and later lived in London for a short period of time. Mike also cared dearly for all animals. At six years old he rode like the wind on his pony Coco. He loved being around horses, and a few years ago enjoyed riding the trails with his quarter horse Red. He raised and loved several good dogs, especially Bingo and Banjo.
Mike had his quirks, too, but he wouldn’t have been Mike without them. He only believed in using cash and he couldn’t stand to wear flip flops. His sense of direction was sorely lacking, resulting in many extended trips to places he wasn’t supposed to be, and he would never admit he didn’t know how he got there. These things are just a couple of the many, many, many quirks that endeared Mike to all who knew him.
Mike leaves behind many broken hearts and will be missed so very very much. He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Caudle. Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Dottie Little Pyrtle and her companion Roger Nelson; sister Vikki Brandstetter (Barry); stepsister Teresa Michaelis Moore (Tony); Mike’s partner, Cindy Kendrick; nephews Sam Brandstetter, Shawn Campbell, Logan Vainwright, and Lucas Moore; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. We say farewell to Mike and wish him peace, comfort and happy trails.
There will be a celebration in Mike’s honor Saturday, March 6th, from 2-4 at Summer Oaks, 4475 High Point Road, Kernersville. There is ample space for safe, social distancing at the shop. COVID PROTOCOLS ARE ENCOURAGED.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that you consider donating in Mike’s memory to any of the following:
Turtle Island Preserve, Inc.
2683 Little Laurel Road
Boone, North Carolina

The Shalom Project
639 Green Street South
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101

Winston-Salem Street School
630 West 6th Street
Suite 101
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101

Derr

Jane Ann Derr, age 88, passed away March 1, 2021. She was born January 14, 1933 in Terre Haute, Indiana to Loran and Luetta Critchlow. In December 1950 she married her high school sweetheart, Harold Derr, who also graduated from Wiley High, and they were married 55 years until his passing in 2006.
Jane came from a Christian upbringing and at a young age her dream was to marry a preacher and have a large family. Her prayers were answered when she married Harold who became a minister for the Church of Christ and within a few years they were blessed with five children.
Jane’s career as an accountant spanned over 50 years, up until she turned 80. She attended Guilford College in Greensboro, and most recently was an active member at Triad Baptist Church in Kernersville.
Jane had a deep love for the Lord and greatly enjoyed teaching Bible classes and supporting numerous aspects of she and her husband’s ministry; which included mission work in Ghana, West Africa. Her passion for writing led her to compose spiritual hymns, poems and the publication of three Christian inspirational books. She always had a prayer on her lips and loved to share the joy of the Lord to others.
Jane’s husband, Harold Leo Derr and son, John Albert Derr preceded her in death. She is survived by her four daughters, Deborah McLaughlin (Kevin), Diane Eddins, Jan White (Tim) and Cathy Ellis (Mark); eleven grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Jack Critchlow (Betty). All of these she loved and touched deeply.
Please join us in celebrating her life Friday morning, March 5, 2021, at 10:30am for visitation, followed by the service at 11:30am at Triad Baptist Church, 1175 South Main Street, Kernersville. Pastor Rob Decker of Triad Baptist Church will be officiating.
Friends and family may view, and sign the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com

Cain

Burnie Ray Cain, 90, went home to be with his Lord March 2, 2021.
Graveside Funeral Services to celebrate his life will be held 1:00PM Friday March 5, 2021 at Mt. Gur Cemetery with Pastor Matt Morrison officiating.
A native of Bladen County, Burnie Ray was the son of the late Nevie Lee Evans Cain and Empie Cain. In addition to his parents, he also was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary Lois Long Cain who died in 2015. Burnie Ray was retired from the former RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company. He was a longtime member of Gospel Light Baptist Church.
Survivors include his son, Kevin Cain and his wife Tracy of Kernersville; granddaughter, Sara Cain of Kernersville; brothers, William R. Cain of Garland, and Larry Cain and Martha of Kern-ersville.
Friends and family may sign, and view the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com

Lemmons

Delores Walton Lemmons, age 73, of Kernersville, NC passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at home with her family by her side, following a lengthy battle with dementia.
Delores is survived by her husband and love of her life for 51 years, Mr. Van Devon Lemmons; their three children and their spouses, Michael R. Lemmons, David V. Lemmons (Michele), and Paige L. Henline (Neil); 3 grandchildren, Christopher D. Collie, Grace E. Henline, and Lawson V. Henline; one sister, Linda Welty; and one brother and his spouse, Robert Walton (Jamie).
Delores and Devon retired to Holden Beach, NC and have lived there for the past 20 years. She spent her sunny days planting flowers, walking, boating, fishing, dancing at the outdoor music concerts at the Holden Beach Pavilion, and taking in the occasional stray. Delores served as a director on her neighborhood board for several years. She and Devon loved to ride their golf cart throughout the neighborhood and visit with anyone whose path they crossed.
There are many things we’ll always remember, most of all how Delores loved her family. Her devotion to her family and strong will to stand up for the one’s she loved. How her eyes sparkled when she looked at the love of her life. As their love and commitment never wavered, she remembered her true love up till the very end.
May her strength and tenacity live on within us as we listen to one of her favorite songs and picture her dancing in heaven, dementia free.
The family will hold a private memorial service at Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home in Kernersville, NC on Saturday, March 6, 2021. A celebration of remembrance will be held at a future date in Holden Beach, NC.

Rieder

Sharon Rieder, 57, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. Sharon was born in Pittsburgh, PA on August 25, 1963.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00AM Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Father Noah Carter officiating. Inurnment will follow in the church columbarium.
Sharon was a special needs child and was lovingly cared for by her mother Rose; her father, Rupert “Bud”; and her two sisters, Lea Warosh of Oak Ridge, NC, and Tracey Albrecht of Kernersville, North Carolina. Sharon’s mother passed away in May 2020.
Sharon was a very loving person and was always ready to give hugs and kisses to anyone, especially to her family. Sharon spent 35 years of her life working in a sheltered workshop in Pittsburgh. She enjoyed her work and especially enjoyed getting a check on payday.
Sharon loved to watch videos, play the Wii and write stories in her journal. She also liked to travel, eat out, go to dances, and do word search puzzles. She will be sorely missed by her family and those who knew her.
Friends and family may view, and sign the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com

Rhodes

Mrs. Peggy Ann Williams Rhodes, 87, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 19, 2021 at Kernersville Medical Center. Peggy was born on October 16, 1933 in Wilkes County to Ralph and Mabel Minton Williams. She was a member of Waughtown Baptist Church. Peggy loved to read and enjoyed traveling. She was an excellent cook and was known to many for her delicious pound cakes. Peggy was a devoted wife, the best mother in the world, and a loving grandmother (“Grammy”) to her grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
In addition to her parents, Peggy was preceded in death by her loving husband of 68 years, Johnny Earl Rhodes as well as her sister, Evelyn Doss. Left to cherish her memory are two children, Cindy Ann Marshall (Gray) and John Earl Rhodes, Jr.; two grandchildren, Trey and Will Rhodes, all of Kernersville; and one brother, Sonny Minton.
A private graveside service for Peggy will be held at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens with Pastor Cecil Cave officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Waughtown Baptist Church at 1538 Waughtown St., Winston Salem, N.C 27107. Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.

Lloyd

Dorothy Duggins Lloyd, 95, of Kernersville, NC went to her heavenly home February 18, 2021.
Dorothy was born in Forsyth County to Lelia Nell and John William Duggins. She attended Gray High School in Winston-Salem. She worked for Armour Meat Company and retired from Hanes Hosiery Mills. She volunteered at North Carolina Baptist Hospital for over 25 years.
She loved reading her Bible and has read her Bible cover to cover six times. She loved doing word find puzzles and writing poetry. One of the big joys in her life was her son-in-law, David, taking her to McDonalds every Friday to meet her friends.
She was married to James Robert Lloyd on March 01,1946. They lived in Sanford, FL the first year of their marriage. Then they lived the rest in Winston-Salem where they raised their four children.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her loving husband, James “Bob” Robert Lloyd, Sr. and a grandson, Jimmy Roberts, lovingly called Jim Bo. She leaves behind her sister, Betty Duggins Lloyd; children, James Robert Lloyd (wife: Jane), Carolyn Batson (husband: Steve), William Lloyd (wife: Julia), Debra Cates (husband: David), her many grandchildren and great grandchildren; and her special niece: Linda Landou. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were the light of her life that kept her going.
Services will be held at Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Home at 213 W. Mountain St., Kernersville, NC. Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM. Funeral service will be in the chapel at the funeral home at 11:00 AM on February 24, 2021. Burial will follow the service at 1:00 PM at Gardens of Memory in Walkertown, NC. Anyone is welcome to attend. We ask that you please wear a mask.
Friends and family may view and sign guest book at www.piercejeffersonfuneralservice.com.
Donations may be made to Trellis Hospice in Winston-Salem, NC. https://www.trellissupport.org/content/ways-give

Till we meet again, Mom.

Love,
DP, JR, Angel Baby, and Baby Girl.

Bodsford

Laura Lynn Bradley Bodsford, 68, of Kernersville, North Carolina passed Monday, February 15, 2021.
Laura was born in Rome, Georgia to the late Robert Cabel Bradley and Carolyn Ann Bradley (Long) on April 17, 1952. She graduated from East Forsyth High School in 1970. Her passion was animals, especially dogs, which lead her to become a Pet Stylist and Head Groomer owning her own business for 10 years, Petstravaganza Inc. She was a member of the National Dog Groomers of America. Prior to owning her own business, she worked for the United Way of Forsyth County. Laura was greatly dedicated to being a mother and a grandmother.
She married Stanley Warren Bodsford in 1969. Laura enjoyed music, writing poetry, dogs, and she adored the Beatles, especially John Lennon. She enjoyed exploring astrology and psychology.
Visitation will be held Friday, February 19th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Service, 213 West Mountain Street, Kernersville, NC. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of the funeral home Saturday, February 20th with burial to follow in Eastlawn Gardens of Memory in Kernersville. Anyone is welcome to attend the service; we ask that you please wear a mask.
Laura is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Stanley W. Bodsford; her sons Jason Bodsford and Wade Bodsford (wife Leah), and her daughter Lindsay Bodsford Withers (husband Alex). Grandchildren are Hannah Faye Bodsford, Abbey James Bodsford, Lola Claire Bodsford, Justin Wade Bodsford, Joseph Wesley Bodsford, Anna Victoria Withers, Benjamin Patrick Withers, and Lucy Catherine Withers. Her brothers Robert Keith Bradley and Joseph Scott Bradley.
Friends and family may view, and sign the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com
Donations may be made to the Forsyth Humane Society, 4881 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27104.

Stewart

Sammy Lee Stewart – May 16, 1952 – February 8, 2021
Sammy passed away Monday, February 8th at Forsyth Hospital with his wife, children and grandchildren by his side. Sammy had been fighting a serious lung problem for years. He was preceded in death by his father Bobby Stewart, sister Rita Stewart, stepmother Lillian Stewart, grandmother Annie Stewart, and great aunt Louise Lamar.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 50 years Ann Purdy Stewart of the home; son Sammy Lee Stewart, Jr. (Crystal); daughter Samantha Stewart (Willie); grandsons Zack Stewart (Casey), Zeb Stewart (Destiny), Robert Wayne Young; great granddaughter Ava Grace Stewart and another great granddaughter on the way; sister Pam Stewart; brothers Larry Stewart (Jetta), Junior Stewart (Frances); and mother Essie Pauline Ferguson. Sammy was employed by Gilbarco in Greensboro, NC for 49 years. He loved camping, going to the beach, doing down New River in his canoe with his family. Due to COVID-19 there will be no funeral.

Ortiz

Miguel Tomas Ortiz, 61, of Kernersville, NC went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, February 12, 2021.
Funeral Services celebrating his life will be held 11:00AM Thursday, February 18, 2021 at the Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Services Kernersville Chapel. Interment will follow at Mt. Gur Cemetery, Kernersville, NC.
A native of San Vicente, El Salvador, Miguel was the husband of Sandra Elizabeth Hernandez Ortiz and the son of the late Jose Ernesto Ortiz and Felicita de la Paz Burgos, whom he remembered and loved dearly. He loved Kernersville, having moved here in 2009, where it quickly became his “forever home”. Miguel was the Pastor of Iglesia Uncion Del Poder De Dios of Kernersville. He was also the owner and operator of 7Brothers Auto Repair & Services of Kernersville, NC. Miguel was an avid New England Patriots fan. He loved Boston, MA, where he lived for many years and was well known as a Forward Soccer Player for S.U.M.A. in League A in his youth. He always enjoyed spending time at the Beach, especially Cape Cod and Emerald Isle. Miguel was a faithful servant of God for more than 32 years. His passion was to preach the Word of God and to lead others in the path of Christ. Miguel loved his congregation and all of his brothers and sisters in Christ.
Survivors, whom he loved dearly, include his wife, Sandra of the Home; his in-laws, Maria, Jose, David, Raul, Sarai, and Sonia; children, Miguel Ortiz, Alex Guevara, Vanessa Ortiz and husband, Michael, Celia Baires, Michelle Guevara, Fergie Ortiz, Michaela, and Joshua Ortiz; beloved grandchildren; siblings, Luisa Segovia, Adela Quintanilla, Nicholas Ortiz, and Tinita Burgos; former wife and mother of his children, Patricia Arrivillaga; close friend, Michelle Heavener and family; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.
In addition to his parents, Miguel was preceded in death by his son, Jason Burgos; and brothers, Jorge Burgos, and Medardo Burgos.
Pastor Miguel Ortiz’ aspiration was that all would forgive, love one another, and be united in Christ. He believed his purpose was to instill faith and love in everyone he encountered. Miguel’s encouraging verses were Exodus 14:14, Revelation 3:7, Jeremiah 33:3, and Hebrews 11:1 and his special worship praises for strength were “La Flecha Malvada”, “De arriva biene lo Bueno”, and “Mi Vida esta confiada en Dios”.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to his special nurses, Maria H., Angie W., and Debbie.
“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31 KJV
Friends and family may view, and sign the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com