Obituaries — June 13

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 13, 2019

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Max Carter Bingham

Mr. Max Carter Bingham, age 92 of Clemmons, passed away Friday, June 7, 2019. He was born Jan. 4, 1927, in Randolph County to the late Fred and Jessie Johnson Bingham. Max graduated from Clemmons School, where a friendship with the three Phelps boys led him to his wife of 67 years, Ruth. Max joked that back door visits to the Phelps house were for brothers, while front door visits were for courting. Max was a man who knew how to spot potential; be it in a stand of scraggly pines, a business opportunity or a friend, he had a knack for seeing the best in others. His sound judgement and fairness made him a cherished advisor and confidante. Max was also an unwaveringly kind man with a gentle, giving spirit. Slow to anger but quick to find humor in everyday life, he lived with a glint of mischief in his eye and a crooked grin on his face. Max loved to play golf and spend time at High Rock Lake with his family and friends. A long-time member of First Christian Church of Clemmons, he was devoted to his family, community and faith. Max is survived by his wife Ruth Phelps Bingham; children Jeannie Yarbrough (John), Ken Bingham (Sissy), and Sharon McGuire (Tom); grandchildren Chad (Jessie), Rebecca and Stephen Yarbrough, Michael (Kelsey) and Timothy Bingham, and Max and Allison McGuire; great-grandchildren Carter and Libby Yarbrough, and David Bingham; and sister Peggy Sparks (Jack). He was preceded in death by his brother and best buddy Thad Bingham (Mary). The family wishes to extend a special thank-you to Max’s devoted caregivers: Addie, Marjorie, Becky, Yosari, Socorro, and Tommy. A funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel. The family received friends prior to the service from noon to 2 p.m. Burial followed at the First Christian Church cemetery. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church, 6131 Frye Bridge Road, Clemmons, N.C., 27012. Online condolences may be made at

Darrell Keith Craft

Darrell Keith Craft, 58, of Advance, passed away on June 9, 2019, at Bermuda Commons in Advance.

Keith was born Dec. 14, 1960, in Forsyth County, a son to the late Darrell Fletcher Craft and Glenda Wood Craft. He attended and graduated from Davie High School. In life, Keith worked for 22 years with the family business, Craft Concrete Construction. He also attended the Macedonia Moravian Church. He was preceded in death by his father.

Keith is survived by his mother Glenda, his daughter Jacqueline Megan Craft of Advance, stepdaughter Leigh Victoria Eason of Walkertown and his brother Michael Craft (Brandy) of Winston-Salem.

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, June 15, at 11 a.m. at the Macedonia Moravian Church in Advance with Reverend Zack Deese officiating. The family will receive friends and visitors immediately following the service, also at the church. Interment will be at the church cemetery.

EternaCare of Clemmons is honored to serve the family. Online condolences may be left at

Kevin Joseph Long

WINSTON-SALEM — Kevin Joseph Long, 52, was born on Dec. 25, 1966 and died June 4, 2019.

“Since I knew this was coming, I’m writing this myself. I passed away from ALS. While the last year and a half has been difficult, I had a great life! The greatest joy was helping raise my three children — Mack, Madeline and Charlotte. I’m so proud of them! I’m also real proud of Piedmont Disposal and Recycling, a company that I developed and ran for the last 20 years. My Dad, Jerry Long, passed away already. Thanks for everything Dad.  Surviving me are my three children, Mack, Madeline and Charlotte Long and my Mom, Marieanne Long. Thanks for everything Mom. Also surviving me are my two brothers, Mike Long and Ken Long (Rita), my former wife, Jenny Hess and her husband, Terry. I want to give a special thanks to Harold Kinder, Jimmy “Hawk” Contreris and William Spencer. They all helped shape my life in important ways. Also, very special thanks to those who provided care and comfort for me in the recent past. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Bye for now, Kevin.”

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2019, at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. A mass of Christian burial was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Clemmons with Fr. Michael Buttner officiating. A reception for family and friends followed in the Family Center at Holy Family Catholic Church. A private interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Kevin asks that you make a donation to Trellis Hospice Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, N.C., 27103 or The ALS Association, P.O. Box 37022, Boone, Iowa,  50037-0022 to help those who are in need. Online condolences may be made to