Obituaries — April 16

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 16, 2020

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Thomas Paul Burkett

Mr. Thomas Paul Burkett, 65, of Clemmons, passed away on April 9, 2020, at his residence. Thomas was born on Nov. 8, 1954, in Forsyth County, to Larry Paul and Louise Taylor Burkett. He was of the Baptist faith. Burkett graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree. He played football at UNC Chapel Hill under coach Dooley when they won the ACC championship. He then went on to play for the Cleveland Browns. Burkett retired from Charter Communications with 21 years of loyal service. He loved playing golf; but mostly, he was very proud of his work through the Elks Lodge with the veterans. He was preceded in death by his parents. Burkett is survived by his loving wife, Janice Burkett; three daughters, April Stanley of Kernersville, Brittney Childers (Phil) of Advance and Kelsey Khatib (Austin) of Advance; three grandchildren, Levi Childers, Emery Childers and Avery Jackson. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be made at

Mary Hilton Myers

Mrs. Mary Hilton Myers, 91, passed away Monday, April 6, 2020, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born in Forsyth County on Sept. 18, 1928, to the late Phillip E. Hilton and Mary Howard Hilton. Myers was member of Mocks United Methodist Church.  She loved dancing, playing bingo, reading, and traveling. Preceding her in death was her husband, John Myers; two sons, one daughter, eight brothers and three sisters. Surviving are a son, Donald Myers; daughter, Denise Potts; two grandchildren, Jennifer Parrish (Daniel) and John Potts and fiancé, Alex Myrick; three great-grandchildren, Candace, Carson, and Haley; brother, Eddie Hilton; sister, Jessie Mullis (James); also surviving are several nieces and nephews. A private graveside service will be held at Mocks United Methodist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mocks United Methodist Church, 523 Beauchamp Rd. Advance, NC 27006.