AW3 Kenneth B. Earnest; VP-4 1983 – 87

Mr. Kenneth Bradley Earnest, age 54, of Dobson, NC passed away on Friday morning, November 30, 2012, at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born in Surry County on May 16, 1958, to Charles and Rachel Edmonds Earnest. He was a graduate of Surry Central High School, graduated from Appalachian State University, and was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Salem Fork Christian Church and also served as an Elder, a member of the Board of Directors of Dobson Community Library, and a member of Copeland Masonic Lodge #390 AFAM. Surviving are his two sons Drew Earnest and Fiancée Jessica Palmer of Roanoke, VA; Ben Earnest and girlfriend Emily Bryant of Dobson, NC; His parents Charles and Rachel Edmonds Earnest of Dobson, NC; Sister and brother-in-law Susan and Marc Tolbert, of Asheboro, NC; Two nieces Katie Tolbert and Madison Tolbert; Adopted family Bob and Kim Kaszowski, Logan, Joah, and Cooper, of Dobson, NC. Preceded in death by Brady and Novella Edmonds of Dobson and Charlie and Dovie Earnest of Cumberland, Mississippi. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday December 3, 2012, at Salem Fork Christian Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery with graveside rites by Copeland Masonic Lodge # 390 AFAM, and also by the V.F.W. Honor Guard Post 2019 and Post 9436. Services will be officiated by Paul Bunke and Rev. Jim Mauldin. The family will receive friends at Moody-Davis Funeral Home on Sunday from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Copeland Masonic Lodge #390 or to the Dobson Community Library. Online condolences may be made at

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