December 31, 1937 - February 11, 2020 Dr. Thomas Russell Styers, Jr. entered into the more immediate presence of the Lord, Jesus Christ with family by his side on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Forsyth Medical Center in Forsyth Co. He was born on December 31, 1937 to the late Thomas Russell Styers, Sr. and Trola (Tally) Styers in Forsyth County. He graduated from Mineral Springs High School in 1956. He was a 1961 graduate of Duke University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Mathematics. In 1965 he received his DDS degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a longtime member of the NC Dental Society and a lifetime member of UNC School of Dentistry Dental Alumni Association, and a member of the American Dental Association. He was a member of Bethania Moravian Church where he was Head Usher for many years, Chairman of Trustees, a member of the Guild Sunday School Class, and while his children attended Rural Hall Elementary School, he was President of the PTA. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Robert Lee Styers. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Janet Groce Styers; daughters, Michelle Styers Hege (Tim); Tonya Styers Bovender (Burke); god-daughter, Rene Lofland; grandchildren, Tally Janine Bovender, Daniel Thomas Lawson, Stella Grace Bovender, Sarah Grace Lawson; god-granddaughter, Annalise Renee' Moody; nieces, Melissa Styers Childers (Don), Betsy Styers Paul (Garrett); and lots of special great-nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 6-8 p.m. at Salem Funeral Home, 2951 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Bethania Moravian Church, 5545 Main Street, Bethania. Memorials may be made to Bethania Moravian Church and the N.C. Dental Foundation. Online condolences may also be made at salemfh.com. Salem Funeral & Cremation Service 2951 Reynolda Rd., Winston-Salem, NC 27106
July 17, 1963 - February 10, 2020 Todd Kenneth Borton, 56, of Winston-Salem, NC, was called home by God on February 10, 2020. His family's devotion to one another and to their faith in Jesus Christ gave them strength to shed tears of both joy and mourning as he left them to be with the Lord. Todd was raised in Toledo, Ohio as the middle son of Edwin and Joann Borton. He graduated from Wilton High School in Wilton, CT where he excelled in baseball, football, and basketball. He continued his baseball career at Wake Forest University, where he met his future wife, Kathy, and graduated with an accounting degree in 1985. He began a financial career with Arthur Anderson & Company in Chicago and became a certified public accountant in the state of Illinois. He later worked in various capacities with investment management firms, including the Watson Wyatt Worldwide Atlanta office, Wachovia Asset Management, and Jacobs Asset Management in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. As a CFA and CAIA charter holder, he became managing principal and co-owner of Southeastern Advisory Services in 2001. For over three decades, he not only expertly guided clients in their investment decisions and management of their pension and 401(k) plans, but did so in a manner honoring to his primary callings as a husband and father. Putting his family first was his greatest delight. Throughout his years as a father, Todd gave his time generously to his children. He had a passion for the athletic community and loved coaching and volunteering in numerous capacities with Little League baseball, YMCA, Hoops 4 Him basketball, and RJ Reynolds athletics. As his children grew older, he was a devoted fan of Furman Men's Golf and Wake Forest Track and Field. As a proud Demon Deacon himself, he was an avid supporter of all of Wake Forest Athletics. Todd was also actively involved in numerous ministries at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, including Men and Missions, the Finance Committee, and High School Sunday School, and he could regularly be seen leading the congregation in their standing and kneeling from the front left pew of the church. He was generous, fun-loving, and a wonderful partner in marriage. He enjoyed cheering for his Deacs, grilling out, spending time in his boat on Lake Lure, and cherishing as much time as possible with his family and dear friends. Todd was purposeful and intentional in all things, and he stewarded his life faithfully as he and Kathy built a life together and raised their children. Todd will be dearly missed by many, including his beloved wife of 32 years, Katherine; his two children, Michael (Aubrie) of Atlanta, GA, and Chandler (Matthew) of Asheville, NC; his father, Edwin, of Lake Jovita, FL; his two brothers, Scott (Lisa) of Naperville, IL and Marc (Tanya) of Rogers, AR; loving in-laws; and many nieces, nephews, extended family, and countless friends. Awaiting him in heaven is his mother, Joann. A celebration of Todd's life will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Friday, February 14th at 2:00 PM. An opportunity to greet the family will follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church or to College Golf Fellowship. Condolences may be made online at www.salemfh.com. Salem Funeral & Cremation Service 120 S. Main St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
February 16, 1934 - February 11, 2020 Barbara Jean Barrow Taylor, 85, of Kernersville, NC went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. Funeral Services celebrating her life will be held 1:00PM Friday, February 14, 2020 at Gospel Light Baptist Church with Rev. Brian Taylor and Rev. Frank Shumate officiating. Entombment will follow at Gardens of Memory Walkertown. The family will greet friends from 11:00AM to 1:00PM Friday at the church. A native of Kernersville, NC, Barbara was married to Jack M. Taylor for 66 years and was the daughter of the late Wilburn L. Barrow and Lucy Ella Gordon Barrow. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and homemaker. Barbara was a faithful member of Gospel Light Baptist Church for over 36 years and led the Women's Prayer Room for many years. Survivors include her husband, Jack of the home; daughters, Pamela Taylor Morphis and husband, Conway of Kernersville, and Sherri Taylor Dollarhite and husband, Travis of Kernersville; sons, Rev. Brian Taylor and wife, Lisa of Walkertown, and Douglas Taylor of Greensboro; grandchildren, Ashley Martin and husband, Zac, Meredith Usrey and husband, Hank, Heather Altman and husband, Jerry, Taylor King, Amanda Warren and husband, Joshua, and Michael Taylor and fiancé, Brandi Shouse; great-grandchildren, Adelyn Usrey, Ella Jane Usrey, Karleigh Newsome, Kynlee Altman, Henry Warren, Benjamin Warren, and Autumn Taylor. The family would like to gratefully acknowledge her caregivers, Amy, April, Karla, and Sherry for their devoted, loving care of our mother. Friends and family may view and sign the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Home Care & Hospice, 1308 Davis Ave., Statesville, NC 28677. Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Service 213 West Mountain Street, Kernersville, NC 27284
August 10, 1931 - February 8, 2020 Mrs. Jerre Denning Boren, age 88 of Elkin, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2020 at PruittHealth of Elkin. She was born August 10, 1931 in Johnston County, NC to Howard David Denning and Pearl Grover Denning. Mrs. Boren was a graduate of Benson High School and Richmond Professional Institute of the College of William and Mary. She also was a graduate of Duke University School of Nursing and received her Master of Arts Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC. Her nursing career included: service at St. John's Memorial Hospital, Rapid City, SD and Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, Elkin, NC. She was an instructor of nursing at NC Baptist Hospital (Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center), Winston-Salem, NC as well as Forsyth Technical Community College, Winston-Salem, NC. After her retirement she became a volunteer grief counselor at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in the ALS Clinic, having received training in Fort Collins, CO. Mrs. Boren was a loyal and devoted member of First United Methodist Church in Elkin, NC where she served for many years. She was a long time choir member and circle member. And for many years she was actively involved in medical missions in Haiti. She served her community as president of the Community Chorus, President of the Board of Directors of Tri-County Christian Crisis Ministry and as a member of the Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Foundation Board of Directors. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by former husband, Dr. Richard B. Boren; daughter, Carol Boren Owens and son, David D. Boren. Survivors include: sons, Richard B. Boren and his wife Ana Maria and Robert G. Boren; grandchildren, Maya Luna Boren and Pablo Restrepo; sister, Patricia Courtney and her husband James; nieces, Cynthia Goforth, Jenna Goforth Carpenter and her husband Bill; nephew Roy Goforth and his wife Dona; great nieces that she treasured and numerous cousins. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Elkin with Rev. Mike Shuford and Rev. Fred Jordan officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 p.m. prior to the service in the fellowship hall. The family requests memorials be made to Tri-City Christian Crisis Ministry, 290 N. Bridge Street, Elkin, NC, 28621. The family would like to thank the staff of Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital and the staff of Pruitt Health of Elkin for their care. Online condolences may be made to www.elkinfuneralservice.com. Services entrusted to Elkin Funeral Service.
July 15, 1937 - February 10, 2020 Margaret Moore, 82, of Clemmons, NC, passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020 after bravely battling ovarian cancer for several months. She was a long-time resident of both Wilmington, NC, and prior to that, Westborough, MA, until moving to Clemmons a little over a year ago. She was predeceased by her husband Raymond Moore in 2004, her sister Rosemary O'Donnell in 2016, and her brother Thomas O'Donnell. Peg was born on July 15, 1937 in Staten Island, NY to Thomas O'Donnell and Margaret (Pershick) O'Donnell. She obtained a bachelor's degree in nursing at the College of Mt. Saint Vincent in the Bronx, NY, and later a master's degree at Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA. She worked for many years as a visiting nurse in the Worcester, MA area for the Wachusett Home Health Agency and UMass Memorial. Peg was a kind and compassionate person who always put the needs of her patients, friends and family before her own, and was extremely generous with her time, particularly to those less fortunate than herself. She and Ray were a fixture in the Westboro, MA community for many years and devoutly practiced their Catholic faith in St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, as they raised their five children. She is survived by her son Patrick Moore and his wife Anne of Oxford, MA; her daughter Kerry Eisinger and her husband Patrick Eisinger of Clemmons; her daughter Kathleen Moore of Tampa, FL; her son Brian Moore and his wife Carrie of Wilmington, NC; and her son Tim Moore and his wife Mary of Newmarket, NH and Vero Beach, FL; and eight grandchildren: Ryan, Nicole, Keeley, Casey, Skyler, Charlie, Sam, and Riley. There will be no calling hours. A funeral Mass and celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 11 AM at Holy Family Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, the family is suggesting that a donation in Peg's name and memory be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA. Condolences may be made online at www.salemfh.com. Salem Funeral & Cremation Service 120 S. Main St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
July 12, 1937 - February 12, 2020 GERMANTON Dale Ann Fields Bennett, 82, went home to be with her Lord early Wednesday morning, February 12, 2020 at Walnut Cove Health and Rehab. Dale was born on July 12, 1937 in Forsyth County to the late Burt and Lavada Louise Nicely Fields. She was a member of Gospel Light Baptist Church. Dale loved going to the beach and taking care of the elderly as well as her grandbabies. Dale enjoyed spending time with her family more than anything else. In addition to her parents, Dale was preceded in death by her daughter, Teresa Bennett Bondurant. Dale is survived by her 5 children, Susan Justice (Dean), Vickie Jarrell (Clifford), Thomas Bennett (fiancée Wanda White), Renee Brown (Thomas), and Keith Bennett (Kelly); 6 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. There will be a 2 p.m. graveside service held on Friday, February 14, 2020 at Crestview Memorial Park, Rural Hall with Rev. Evelyn Lemons officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday, February 14, 2020 from 11 to 1 pm at Burroughs Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.burroughsfuneralhome.com. Burroughs Funeral Home, Walnut Cove is honored to be serving the Bennett family. Burroughs Funeral Home 1382 NC HWY 65 W
WINSTON-SALEM - Dorothy M. Polite passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 11 am Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 in the chapel of Hooper Funeral Home, with visitation at 10:30 am and interment at Gardens of Memory.
October 24, 1956 - February 9, 2020 Mr. Robert Jerome Duckett, Jr., affectionately known as "Nooky" and "Duck," ended his earthly journey on February 9, 2020 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He retired from the City of Winston-Salem following after 30 years of service. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 PM on Friday, February 14, 2020 in the chapel of Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service. Interment in Piedmont Memorial Gardens. Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home 727 N. Patterson Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
March 15, 1937 - February 8, 2020 Ronald Leonard Hoth, 82, of Bermuda Run, NC, went to our Lord peacefully on February 8, 2020 at Trinity Elms Health and Rehab. A funeral mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Clemmons on Monday, February 17, 2020 at 11:00 A.M., Fr. Michael Buttner presiding, followed by a reception at the parish center. Ron was born on March 15, 1937 in Milwaukee, WI. He is preceded in death by his parents, Phoebe and Reinhold and a sister, Patricia Mary (Patty Mae). He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Kathleen Meloy Hoth; five children, Patricia Mary of Hillsborough, NC, Mary Ann Plante (Joe) of Summerfield, NC, Michael William (Diane) of Highlands Ranch, CO, Karen Marie Pickles (Mike) of Marshfield, WI, and Thomas Vincent (Dr. Amy Jo Fischer) of Kernersville, NC; a brother, James (Patricia) of Mukwonago, WI; ten grandchildren, Christopher Gehrke, Robert Miller, Michael Gehrke, Thomas Plante (Christina), Jennifer Miller, James Miller, Katie Gehrke, Steven Plante, Dean Hoth, William Hoth, three sisters-in-law, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. He loved them all dearly. Upon high school graduation, he joined the Air Force. Ron began work at Western Electric, while attending college at night graduating cum laude from Loyola in Baltimore, MD. He married his high school sweetheart, Kay, at age 20. After retiring from Lucent Technologies, he began a second career at Wake Forest Baptist Health (formerly Bowman Gray School of Medicine) as Vice President (Emeritus) of Human Resources for 17 years, retiring at 72. He enjoyed his work and the people he worked with very much. Ron was very active in his church as a Eucharistic minister, reader and held various other positions. He was just as active in his community. He was instrumental in bringing the Crosby golf tournament to Bermuda Run Country Club, active in the United Way, Bermuda Run Town Councilman and Davie County Commissioner, Benefits Director for the Lucent Retiree organization and more. He and Kay were very active in the Telephone Pioneers of America. Ron enjoyed golf, fishing, playing cards, watching the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers and the Wisconsin Badgers. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Trellis Supportive Care or the Davie County Humane Society. Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel 108 E. Kinderton Way, Advance, NC 27006
December 7, 1941 - February 3, 2020 Funeral services will be Friday, February 14, 2020 at 12 pm, with visitation from 11 am-12 pm at Eastway Drive Church of God, 1131 Eastway Dr., Charlotte, NC, 28205. Interment will be at Oaklawn Park Cemetery. Alexander Funeral Home 1424 Statesville Ave.
August 6, 1924 - February 7, 2020 Mrs. Mildred "Midge" Cooke Tilley, 95, of Mt. Airy passed away Friday, February 7, 2020 at the Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson. She was born in Surry County on August 6, 1924, the daughter of Eli M. Cook and Mertie Arrington Cook. In addition to her parents, Midge was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Cecil Tilley, a daughter, Sue Tilley Stancil, and three brothers, Alfred Cooke, Sanford Cooke, and Max Cooke. She is survived by her son Charles C. Tilley, Jr. of the home, grandson John "Jay" W. Stancil of Brooklyn, NY, a brother Roger P. Cooke of King, and several nieces and nephews. Midge suffered from extreme dementia for the past several years which prevented her from participating in the activities she had enjoyed over the years. Midge was a member of Woodville Baptist Church, Mount Airy, NC. She was also an active member of the NC Highway Patrol Auxiliary for many years until her health failed her. She particularly enjoyed visiting with other members and friends when she was able to attend the Auxiliary's conventions. Visitation and funeral services for Midge will be held Friday, February 14th at Moody Funeral Services in Mt. Airy. A short service will begin at 7:00 PM in the chapel at Moody Funeral Home and will be conducted by the Rev. Kevin Kilby, pastor of Woodville Baptist Church. Visitation will follow the service. Interment will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Woodville Baptist Church Cemetery, 5108 Westfield Rd., Mt. Airy, NC. Casual dress is acceptable. The family would like to thank the staff at the Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home for their thoughtfulness and care of Midge. Also, the family would like to give a special thanks to Linda Cain for her love and care of Madge. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home, 945 Zephyr Rd., Dobson, NC 27017. Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com. Moody Funeral Home 206 W. Pine St., Mt. Airy, NC 27030
June 5, 1983 - February 9, 2020 James "Walt" Hutchins passed away on February 9, 2020 at the age of 36. Walt was born on June 5, 1983 in Winston-Salem. He proudly served his country in the United States Army, completing a tour in Iraq. Walt is preceded in death by his mother, Rosemary Hutchins. He leaves behind his daughter, Mackenzie Ann Hutchins, and father, James William Hutchins. A celebration of Walt's life will be held on Saturday, February 15th at 11 am at Frank Vogler & Sons Funeral Home in Clemmons. Memorial contributions can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Frank Vogler & Sons Funeral Home Clemmons, North Carolina
November 12, 1921 - February 7, 2020 Mrs. Ruby Lee Joyce, 98, of Pilot Mountain, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 7, 2020, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, after several months of declining health. Ruby lived a full life. She was born November 12, 1921, in Stokes County, the eldest of nine children born to the late William Ausbon and Maxie Lee Lynch Joyce. On March 30, 1969, she married the Rev. F.H. "Jack" Joyce. She served beside him until his retirement from ministry. He preceded her in death on May 28, 1994. Ruby was employed at Sara Lee, formerly Hanes Hosiery, as a supervisor for 42 years. Until the end of her life, Ruby was an active member of Sulphur Springs Baptist Church, where she served fervently and faithfully. She was extraordinary and a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and aunt. She laughed easily and had a generous spirit and a caring heart. She leaves a void in our lives and family that can never be filled. We, thankfully, draw comfort and peace in the knowledge that she is rejoicing with her Lord and Savior and reunited with loved ones gone before. Ruby is survived by a daughter, Gladys Joyce Martin (David); five loving grandchildren, whom she repeatedly referred to as tremendous blessings, Myrene Martin Reyes (Jesse), Meritza Martin Moorefield (Jerry), Floyd Martin (Patricia), the Rev. Jeff Stephens (Becky), and Dr. Joel Stephens (Lisa); and eleven wonderful great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, Frank Joyce (Doris) and Swanson Joyce (Ruby); and numerous, adoring nieces and nephews, many of whom playfully referred to her as "Grand-maw." In addition to her husband and parents, Ruby was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Joyce Stephens (Johnny); four brothers, Tommy A. Joyce (Betty Lou), James Aubrey Joyce (Doris), Jack A. Joyce (Dorothy Sue), and Elder Junior Joyce (Cora Lee); and two sisters, Nancy "Doodle" Smith (Ray) and Iona "Tip" Cook Mitchell. The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 15, 2020, from noon until 2:00 PM at Sulphur Springs Baptist Church. A memorial service will immediately follow with the Rev. Ronnie Chamblin, Jr., the Rev. Jeff Stephens, Dr. Joel Stephens, and Fred Bullington officiating. Interment will be held in the Brims Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and caregivers in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Forsyth Medical Center for the wonderful care given during Ruby's stay. Your kindness is genuinely appreciated. It has been said that true beauty never fades. Ruby Lee Joyce was a living representation of that statement. She was a beautiful person inside and out. To know her was to love her. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sulphur Springs Baptist Church (164 Sulphur Springs Church Road, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041) or the Brims Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund (3509 NC 268 East, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041), as both were very important to Ruby. Moody Funeral Services in Mount Airy is serving the Joyce family. Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com. Moody Funeral Services, Inc. 206 West Pine Street, Mount Airy, North Carolina 27030
Kernersville - Ms. Linda Faye Stewart, 68, passed away February 8, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Friday, February 14, 2020 at Bethlehem Baptist Church with family visitation at 12 noon. (RUSSELL)