Obituaries

Matthews

Kernersville – Mr. Larry Keith Matthews, 75, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at Forsyth Medical Center after being in declining health for several months. He was born on November 12, 1944 in Forsyth County to Coy L. and Mary T. Matthews. Larry was a member of Glenn View Baptist Church. He was the owner of Larry K. Matthews Accounting Firm. Larry was a 1963 graduate of East Forsyth High School and a 1967 graduate of High Point College. He was a member of the Kernersville Chamber of Commerce and the N.C. Society of Accountants.
In addition to his father, Larry was preceded in death by his twin brother at birth and his older brother, Wayne. He is survived by his mother, Mary Matthews of the home; sister and brother-in-law, Nora and Michael Williard of Kernersville; his nephew, Matthew Williard and wife, Amanda and their son, his great nephew, Michael Southwood Williard all of Wilmington; and many cousins, special friends, and clients.
With social distancing observed and face coverings requested, a graveside service for Larry will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Glenn View Baptist Church with Dr. Brad Wright and Rev. Coley Rimmer officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Glenn View Baptist Church at 4275 Glenn High Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27107. Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.

Ammons

Mr. David Brian Ammons passed away Saturday, September 5, 2020 at his home. He was born February 24, 1951 in Wayne County Michigan to the late Mildred White and John Manus Ammons. David led a very fulfilling life. He took an interest in many things. He was a Pilot for Jefferson Pilot, a Truck Driver for Golden State Foods all prior to becoming an entrepreneur, as the owner of JAAMCO INC. in Charlotte. He was preceded in death by one brother. Surviving are; his loving wife of 38 years, Angela Ammons, his son, Scott Ammons, four grandchildren, Josh, Alyssa, Ashley, and Avery, one great granddaughter, Autumn, his sister, Marge Spielburg, and many special nieces and nephews. With Social distancing observed, we respectfully ask that a face covering be worn. A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at Sandy Ridge Cemetery with Kenny Hedgecock officiating. Due to limitations for public gatherings, there will be no formal visitation. The family ask that dear friends stop by the funeral home and sign the register book during the hours of 2-5 PM Monday, September 7, 2020 or from 9-12 PM Tuesday, September 8, 2020. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be directed to www.hayworth-miller.com

Apple

On Monday, August 31st Timothy “Tim” Apple, loving husband and father of two, passed away at the age of 64 after his 10 year battle with Alzheimer’s.
Tim was a lifelong resident of North Carolina, born in Winston-Salem and raised in Kernersville. He went to East Forsyth High School and Forsyth Technical Institute before beginning his career at Gilbarco, working there for 36 years until retiring as a Purchasing Manager in 2010. Tim met his wife, Virginia “Jinny”, and they married in 1980. They settled in Kernersville shortly thereafter where they raised their two sons, Charlie and Jake. Tim loved to fish, camp, cook, and spend time with his family. He was a member of Pine Grove United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jimmie Baynes Apple; his mother, Margaret Barrow Apple; and his sisters, Margaret Apple Pulliam and Andrea Jan Apple. Tim is survived by his wife, Jinny Apple; son, Charlie Apple of the home, as well as his son Jake Apple and wife Annie of Seattle, WA. He is also survived by his sister, Pat Apple-Barry and husband, John; his brother Jim Apple and wife, Gloria; his sister Melissa Apple; his brother, John Apple and wife, Saowanee; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A private ceremony will be held for his family through Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Services Kernersville Chapel. In lieu of usual remembrances during this uncertain time, a celebration of life will be announced to family and friends at a later date.
Friends and family may view and sign the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com

McKinney

Mr. Lloyd “Bo” Gene McKinney 65, of Winston Salem passed away peacefully on Monday, August 31, 2020 at UNC Medical Center, Chapel Hill.
Bo was born October 1, 1954 in Ramp, West Virginia to Ralph and Joyann McKinney. He attended Hinton High School and moved to North Carolina in 1973. He retired with 46 years of service with TexTech Industries (formerly Takata, Highland Industries). He was dedicated to his work (perfect attendance for several years) and his family. Time spent with family was special and particularly his time at the farm in West Virginia, reunions in Virginia, get-togethers at Lake Lanier, trips to Cherry Grove Beach and hunting and fishing with his friends and family.
In addition to his parents, Bo was preceded in death by his brother, Pete McKinney; brother, Roger McKinney and sister, Brenda Gay McKinney.
Bo is survived by his wife, Artetta Morgan McKinney; children, daughter, Megan McKinney of Kernersville, North Carolina and son, Ethan McKinney of Kernersville, North Carolina; a very special grandchild, Morgan; brother, Don McKinney of Geraldine, Alabama; sister, Sonya Devine of Port St Lucie, Florida; sister, Pat Halsey and husband Jack of Gastonia, North Carolina; sister, Joyce Moore and husband, Newt of Gainesville, Georgia; and brother, Davy McKinney and wife, Tammey of Hix, West Virginia and a special uncle, Richard Lowe and wife, Carol of Kernersville, North Carolina.
A Memorial Service for Bo will be held at a later date.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of UNC Medical Center, Chapel Hill for their wonderful care of Bo. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Jason Kendall Ray Transplant Fund, PO Box 6326, Concord, NC 28027 or at www.jray.org.
Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.

Fulton

Frances Louise Wheeling Fulton passed away on Friday, August 28. Louise was born in Wilkes County to Raymond and Zona Wheeling. Louise graduated from Hanes High School in Winston-Salem and married James Clark Fulton. She and Jimmy were married for 56 years until his death in 2015. One of eleven children, Louise treasured each and every sibling throughout her life. In addition to her parents and husband, Louise was preceded in death by brothers Ray, Don and Benny Wheeling, and sisters Mary Wade, Katherine Ebert, and Margie Wheeling. Her surviving siblings are Ruth Martin, Jane Iman, and Tommy and Scott Wheeling. Louise is also survived by her three children whom she adored; Cindy Shumate (David), Jeff Fulton and Gretchen Fulton. In addition, Louise was blessed to have grandchildren Zach and Noah Fulton, Justin and Allison Shumate, and great-grandchildren Haylee, Lucas, and Harper. In her earlier years, Louise was a self- taught seamstress, a skilled bowler, a member of the Kernersville Garden Club, and a member of First Baptist Church, Kernersville. Her favorite trip was to Paris France. One of her greatest pleasures was the Wheeling reunions. Louise had several jobs outside the home, but her primary career was a stay at home mom, which she loved the most. In later years, Louise enjoyed old movies, reading Gone with The Wind repeatedly, politics, debates on several issues of the day, Billy Graham, and relished her weekly hair salon visits to Checkers. Louise was truly one of a kind. We love you Weezy. With social distancing observed and mask requested, an 11:00 AM service will be held Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at Mt. Gur Cemetery Gazebo. Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.

Bassett

Lexington – Mr. Harold Wesley Bassett, 77, of the Midway community went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born in Forsyth County on February 15, 1943 to the late John Wesley and Virginia McCollum Bassett. Harold was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed sharing time with all of his grandchildren, going to his grandson’s races, and the special visits from Chase. Harold was a member of Freeman Street Baptist Church and attended Lexwin Baptist Church. He loved to preach and teach Sunday school and wanted to see people saved. Harold proudly served in the United States Air Force and was a driver for Piedmont Concrete. He also enjoyed helping his son who operates Bassett Gutters & More. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Ronda Gray Bassett and a grandson, John Curtis Bassett.
Surviving to cherish his memory is his wife of 56 years, Doris Southern Bassett of the home; son, Ronnie W. Bassett and wife Lisa of Winston-Salem; daughter, Rena Kay Burns and husband Johnny of King; two sisters, Carolyn Wilson and Julie Brown, both of Kernersville; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at Lexwin Baptist Church with Pastor Erick Goff and Pastor Danny Hauser officiating. Interment will follow the service at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens with military rites provided by The Military Burial Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 5:00 until 8:00 PM at Lexwin Baptist Church, 100 Wainwright Ave., Winston-Salem, NC 27107. J.C. Green and sons Funeral Home in Winston-Salem is assisting the Bassett family. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.jcgreenandsons.com.

Hastings

Roger “Dickie” Hastings, Jr., 76, went home to be with his Lord August 26, 2020.
A “Drive Through” time of visiting with the family will be held from 10:30AM until 11:30AM Saturday August 29, 2020 at Sedge Garden United Methodist Church. Please enter from the rear of the church parking lot. Flashing lights and honking horns are acceptable to show your love for Dickie.
A lifelong resident of Forsyth County, Dickie was the son of the late Eloise Sapp Hastings and Roger Lagette Hastings, Sr. He was a 1963 graduate of East Forsyth High School. Dickie was a Fire Department Captain with Forsyth County from 1966 to 1986. He retired in 2012 as president of Triad Fire, a fire truck sales and service company. Dickie was also president of Dillon & Hastings Real Estate Company.
He served for numerous Boards of Directors throughout his career including BB&T, Grumman Fire Apparatus, and also served in various capacities with his beloved Sedge Garden United Methodist Church where he had been member for many years.
He was a member of Colonial Country Club where he was always ready for a fun game of golf. He actually got to play in the Pro-Am of the Wyndham Golf Championship in 2009.
Survivors include his loving wife, Carole Taylor Hastings of the home; son, Jeffrey Hastings and his wife Tricia of Kernersville; sister, Betty Ann Clark and Eddie of Kernersville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Crisis Control Ministries, or Sedge Garden United Methodist Church.
Friends and family may sign, and view the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com

Wall

Kernersville – Mrs. Debbie Lynn Eaton Wall, 58, passed away on Monday, August 24, 2020 at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Center. She was born on November 12, 1961 in Forsyth County to Herbert Junior and Harriet Hartman Eaton. Debbie was a 1980 graduate of East Forsyth High School. Prior to becoming disabled, she was employed by U.S. Air. In addition to her parents, Debbie was preceded in death by her sister, Janice Marie Eaton. She is survived by her loving husband of 26 years, Bruce Allen Wall, whom she married on September 11, 1993; her brothers, Marvin Eaton (wife, Rhonda) and Michael Eaton (wife, Jalita); nephews, Clayton Eaton (wife, Jenna), and Dylan and Hayden Eaton; nieces, Morgan Eaton Thomas (husband, Joseph), Melanie Eaton Gibson (husband, Brandon), and Angel Eaton; great nieces, June Eaton and Addison Thomas; and great nephew, Ace Eaton. A private graveside service for Debbie will be held, with Pastor Frank Shumate officiating. The family would like to express their gratitude to Wake Forest Baptist Health doctors and nurses for their excellent care for Debbie in the past months. Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.

Myers

Kernersville – Mrs. Dorcas Anne Myers, 81, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 23, 2020 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born on January 21, 1939 in Forsyth County to Paul Woodrow and Virginia Cox Myers. Dorcas was a prayer warrior and was a member of Kerwin Baptist Church. She served faithfully beside her husband during his 50 years of ministry. Dorcas was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend to all who will be greatly missed.
Dorcas was preceded in death by her parents. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 63 years, Dr. Joe Myers; son, Kevin Myers, Sr. (wife, Anne) of Myrtle Beach, SC; daughter, Joanna Johnson (husband, Ricky) of Dunn, NC; seven grandchildren, Kevin Lee Myers, Jr. (wife, Kimberly), Kristen Tatum (husband, Jeff) of King, NC, Stacy Tremaine (husband, John) of Rural Hall, NC, David Johnson of Dunn, NC, Anna Johnson Naylor (husband, Steven) of Dunn, NC, and Charles and Caroline Roberts; seven great grandchildren, Brett, Aaron, and Conor Saunders, Josephine and Kaytlnn Tremaine, Jayden Tatum, and Bradley Myers; one sister, Judy Hyland; and one brother, Tom Myers (wife, Betty); and many “adopted” children and grandchildren during her ministry at Kerwin Baptist Church.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Sherry Ryter Brown, Alexis, Tina, Mary, and, Stacy, for the excellent in home care that they provided and the support and prayers of the Dorcas Bible Class, and Kerwin Baptist Church.
A celebration of life service for Dorcas will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at Kerwin Baptist Church with Pastor Daniel Hawtree and Dr. Tim Lee officiating. Due to limitations for public gatherings, there will be no formal visitation, but friends may come and pay their respects as well as sign the register from 9:00 am and 5:00 pm on Thursday and Friday at the funeral home. The family also welcomes visits from friends to the Myers home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kerwin Baptist Church at 4520 Old Hollow Road, Kernersville, NC 27284. Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the Myers family. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.

Idol

David Eugene Idol, 79, passed away August 21, 2020.
Funeral Services to celebrate his life will be held 1:00PM Saturday August 29, 2020 at The Bridge. Military Honors will be bestowed as part of the service.
A native of Forsyth County, David was born to the late Ivey Irene Idol Beard. He served his country with the United States Army. He was retired from RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company after thirty-plus years.
David was an avid Ballroom Dancer and competed in numerous dance competitions over the years. He was an artist, and many of his paintings are displayed throughout the Triad.
Survivors include his son, Steven B. Idol and Elizabeth of High Point; grandsons, Jacob Idol of Winston-Salem and Matthew Idol of High Point; granddaughter, Stephanie Handberry and Trevor of Colorado Springs, Colorado; great-grandchildren, London, “Little” Trevor, and Olivia; sister, Jeanne Johnson and Ronald; brothers, Bill Beard and Sandy, and J.M. “John” Beard; and numerous extended family and friends.
Friends and family may sign, and view the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Bridge Church, 1080 Snow Bridge Lane, Kernersville, NC 27284