Obituaries — Sept. 26

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 26, 2019

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Carroll Newton Carpenter

Mr. Carroll Newton Carpenter, 83, of Advance, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, at his home. He was born July 5, 1936, in Caldwell County to Burl C. Carpenter and Zora Plemmons. He graduated from Collettsville High School and attended Appalachian State University. After serving two years in the U.S. Army, he began his career as a policeman with the Winston-Salem Police Department and retired after 30 years of service. Carroll was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church. Carroll loved his family and always looked forward to seeing his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Carolyn Long Carpenter; two sons, Greg Carpenter (Jennifer) and Richard Carpenter (Cindy); a daughter, Debra Ray (Keith); nine grandchildren, Brad Carpenter, Joshua Ray, Angela Amburn, Jennifer Stephens, Abby Foster, Jacob Ray, Zachary Carpenter, Patrick Carpenter and Matthew Carpenter; eight great-grandchildren, Lexi Allen, Landon Carpenter, Ella Ray, Bryce Stephens, Annalise Ray, Merryn Ray, Hallie Stephens and Bennett Ray; three sisters, Marlene Lambeth, Sybil Hobbs and Sylvia Boone and a brother, Gordon Carpenter. A funeral service was held at noon on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, at Bethlehem United Methodist Church with Rev. J. Mark Weekley and Dr. Chuck Baker officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethlehem United Methodist Church Primary Ministry Fund, 321 Redland Road, Advance, N.C., 27006. Online condolences may be made to . Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel served the family.

Vernon Darin Dew

Vernon Darin Dew, 57, of Bermuda Run, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, at Kate B. Reynolds Trellis Supportive Care after an extended battle with ALS. He was born Aug. 2, 1962, in New Hanover County. Darin lived a life of gratitude and was adored and loved by all who knew him. He spent many summer days enjoying family on Topsail Island. He loved to laugh and enjoyed making others laugh. He played the game of golf well and could be found on a golf course with his best friend Dean Gilliam often. Near and dear to Darin’s heart were his many pets. Darin was preceded in death by his father, Vernon McCoy Dew, and an uncle, Johnie Mitchell Dew. Surviving are his mother, Billie Gibbs Dew; a sister, Angela Dew Starnes; two nieces, Caroline Starnes Bulluck (William) and Mary Frances Starnes; aunts and uncles, Don Jones (Linda), Larry Jones (Karen), Gary Dew (Brenda) and Bess Dew.  In lieu of flowers, please consider gifts to: The Jordan Spieth Family Foundation, AARF of Winston-Salem, or The ALS Association.  A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel in Bermuda Run with Chaplain Rennie Adcock officiating. A reception will follow. Online condolences may be made at .

James Seaton Knight

James Seaton Knight died Sept. 3, 2019, at The Denver Hospice after a nine-month battle with esophageal cancer. He was 57.

Jimmy, as his immediate family called him, was named for his great-grandfather, James Seaton Knight, who built the Lauderdale Beach Hotel at the beach in 1936, which was operated by the Knight family until its sale in 1974. A 1980 Fort Lauderdale High School graduate, Jimmy attended Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, and lived in Vail from 1968-1970 and from 1992 for several years before moving to Denver where he worked for Dish Network as a senior buyer. Industrious even as a little kid, he rode his bike to a nearby McDonald’s to sweep the floor at 6 a.m. when he was only 10. Jimmy had a great sense of humor and a keen wit.

He is survived by his father, James E. Knight of Clemmons; mother Connie Knight of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; twin Keith Bracken Knight of Pembroke Pines, Florida; sister Lynne Campbell of Vail, Colorado; half-brother Charles (Dow) Knight of Pompano Beach, Florida; niece Taylor Campbell of Gig Harbor, Washington, and 12 cousins. In his memory donations may be made to The Denver Hospice, 501 S. Cherry St., Denver, CO., 80246 or, a nonprofit whose staff took terrific care of him for two weeks.

Peggy Tally McKnight

Mrs. Peggy Tally McKnight, 89, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born in Forsyth County on Feb. 20, 1930, to the late Shelton Odell and Golda Moser Tally. Mrs. McKnight was a member of Ketner’s Church of Christ and a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was an excellent seamstress, cook, and loved flower and vegetable gardening. Preceding her in death was her husband of 58 years, Clarence “Bill” McKnight; two brothers, Shelton Tally Jr. and Robert Tally and a sister, Marion Davis. Surviving is a son, Randy McKnight (Denise) of Lewisville; three daughters, Cindy Mann (Rick) of King, Connie Mathis of East Bend, and Bonnie Richardson (Jerry) of Germanton; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, at Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel. Burial followed at Forsyth Memorial Park. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ketner’s Church of Christ, 7945 Curtina Lane, Lewisville, N.C., 27023.

Betty Hudson Norman

Mrs. Betty Hudson Norman, 86, formerly of Kernersville, passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at Forsyth Medical Center in the presence of family. Known as MawMaw to her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and known as Miss Betty to her loving husband of over 60 years. She had an infectious personality and smile and was deeply loved by all who knew her. She was born Jan. 30, 1933, in Stokes County to the late James Robert and Hattie Campbell Hudson. She is preceded in death by her husband, William B. Norman; step-grandson, Jake Steelman and a brother, RJ Hudson. She is survived by one daughter, Patricia Steelman (Craig) of Yadkinville; three grandchildren, Steven Hauser (Gretchen), Casey Hauser (Tara) and Sarah Hauser; three great-grandchildren, Ariana, Emily and Susanna and a step-granddaughter, Victoria Steelman. A funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel with Rev. John Pruitt officiating. The family received friends following the service.  A graveside service was held at 4 p.m. Monday at Westlawn Gardens of Memory in Clemmons.