Obituaries — Jan. 17

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 17, 2019

Peggy Colleen Foster Burke

Ms. Peggy Colleen Foster Burke, 84, of Clemmons, passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born Sept. 6, 1934, in Iredell County to Jake Green Foster, Sr. and Hazel Summers Foster. She was preceded in death by her brother, Jake Green Foster, Jr. Surviving is her son, Barry Burke of Clemmons. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel with Pastor Stephen James officiating. The family received friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, N.C., 27103. Online condolences may be sent to

Jo Ann Jackson

Jo Ann Jackson, of Clemmons, daughter of Ralph and Belle Jackson, died recently. She leaves behind two sisters: Joyce Jackson and Gail Johnson; one brother, R. Charles Jackson and two nephews, Jeff and Chris Bright. She was employed by Pizza Hut. No formal services will be held.

Thomas (TK) Kranis

Thomas, better known as TK, left us on Jan. 12. TK was born in Reading, Penn., on July 5, 1935. He was the son of Peter and Anthippi Devedzes Kranis. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, George. TK celebrated his 60th wedding anniversary this past August with his wife, Marion Reppert Kranis. The couple have three children. Linda Kranis Naughton resides with her husband, George and their two children, Chelsea and Kylie in Christiansburg, Va. Kevin Kranis resides in Clemmons with his wife, Robin Boyd-Kranis and their three children, Anthony, Justin, and Lauren. Matthew Kranis resides with his wife Ann-Marie Marsh and children Samantha, Alex, and Amanda Kranis and Breanna Cirello. TK also had one great grandchild born on their 60th wedding anniversary. Dakotah Brooke is the daughter of Chelsea and Matt Sharlow.

TK was a 1953 graduate of Reading Senior High School in Reading, Penn. He was a star on the hardwood courts. He played basketball for the Red Knights, rec and church teams, and the Black Knights, a semi-pro team. After his playing career he graced the hardwoods as a referee. He became known as “Twinkle Toes” as he blew his whistle. TK served as CBOA president, vice-president and director. A highlight of his officiating career was refereeing the PIAA championship game in 1977. In 1988 TK was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.

TK had a 42-year banking career which began in 1960 at Berks County Bank and Trust. He retired from Elverson Bank in 2005.

He served in the United States Army from 1957-1959 and was stationed in South Korea.

TK was an avid reader of the sports section of the Reading Times and in the last three years the Winston-Salem Journal. He had an amazing ability to remember scores and special sport moments until his last days. Even after moving to the South he remained a faithful follower of the Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies.

A special thanks to his many health care providers especially, Dr. Elliott Leisawitz, Dr. Christopher Madden, the staff at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home and to the family who cared for him daily.

Thanks for Stoppin’ (his favorite signature sign-off).

Frank Vogler & Sons Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Kenneth Young Miller

Kenneth Young Miller, 71, of Clemmons, formerly of Salisbury went to be with his Lord peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House in Winston Salem. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, at Summersett Funeral Service. A celebration of life service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at Summersett Memorial Chapel with Chaplain Rennie Adcock officiating. The family will hold a private burial on Saturday. Summersett Funeral Home of Salisbury is serving the Miller family. Online condolences may be made at

Betty Jean Coe Woosley

Beloved mother and wife Mrs. Betty Jean Coe Woosley, of Clemmons, passed in the early hours of Jan. 9, 2019. She was 81 years of age. Betty was born on Oct. 4, 1937, in Surry County and is survived by her husband Roger H. Woosley, their daughter Beth Woosley Bailey, her eldest sister, Fayrene Coe Doss, younger brother and sister, Ralph Coe and Geraldine Coe Draughn as well as several nieces and a nephew along with several great nieces and great nephew. Betty was a member of First Christian Church of Clemmons and was a living example of God’s love on earth. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Mae Wolfe Coe and Parry Coe. Betty will always be with us and her love will never fade from our hearts. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, at First Christian Church of Clemmons with Pastor Bob McCaskill officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends an hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Christian Church of Clemmons, 6131 Frye Bridge Road, Clemmons, N.C., 27012 or charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made at