Charles Lawrence Everhart, known to most as C.L., died Sunday, December 16, 2018 at Mountain Vista Health Center in Denton. He was born May 27, 1928 in the family home place on Lake Road in Thomasville. He was the youngest of the 12 children of Will and Mamie Shuler Everhart. He was preceded in death by his parents, all of his siblings, his wife Nancy Samuel Everhart, and his daughter Faye Everhart Collett. He is survived by his son, Samuel Edward Everhart and wife Deborah; his grandson, John Charles Collett and wife Amanda; and son-in-law, John Jerome Collett III and his wife Kay, all of Thomasville. He was the first employee hired by Hatteras Yacht Company when it began in 1959. He was the plant manager in High Point until 1976, when he transferred to the plant in New Bern, NC. He retired from Hatteras in 1985 and began a second career as a consultant to the fiberglass yacht industry. He moved back to Thomasville in 1990. He was a lifelong gardener. He enjoyed deer hunting with a group of close friends near Mt. Gilead, NC. He spent countless hours with his nephew, Max Smith on woodworking and gardening projects. He was a founding member of the Fair Grove Fire Department. He was active in the Fair Grove Lions Club during the years he lived in Thomasville. Burial will be held at Emanuel Reformed Church in Thomasville in a private ceremony. A memorial service will be held at Mt. Tabor United Church of Christ in Lexington on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 11:00 AM. Visitation will follow the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to the Roofing Fund at Mt. Tabor or to the Fair Grove Family Resource Center in Thomasville. Online condolences may be sent to the Everhart family at www.jcgreenandsons.com
Ralph Silas Ewing
Mr. Ralph Silas Ewing, 77, peacefully entered his eternal rest on Thursday, May 28, 2020. He was born December 16, 1942 in Montgomery County, NC to the late Floyd Ralph Ewing and Edna Lamar Greene Tyson. He was raised by his grandparents, the late Mr. Jerry “Dyke” Greene and Mrs. Corrina Greene whom he dearly cherished.
He was preceded in death by the love of his life for 53 years, Mrs. Willie Mae Cole Ewing; uncle, Weldon Greene; his father and mother-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. Will and Talma Cole; three brothers, James Ewing, Charles Ewing and Stanton Ewing; three sons, Maurlon Ralph Ewing, Sr., Ron Jernal Ewing and James Stine; two grandsons, Tremel “T.J.” Bethea Ewing and Kalon Kristopher Ewing. He attended schools in Montgomery County. He worked numerous years and retired from Hatteras Yachts, where he was a Fiberglass Specialist. He had a love for yachts and the ocean. Ralph loved God, family, music, and he loved giving and helping those in need in the neighborhood. He had a big heart and the gift of giving. He was affectionately known in his younger days as “Big Shot Bootsie” and in his later days as “Papa Ralph”. Everyone loved Papa Ralph’s fried fish. It was the best. He leaves to cherish his memories, two daughters, Delia Ewing (Gregory) Bates and Gwyneth Ewing (Jamie) Winford; one son, Joseph Ewing of Chicago, IL; one grandson he and his wife raised as their son, Maurlon Ralph Ewing, Jr.; one sister, Esther (Robbie) Fowler of Candor, NC; one brother, David Ewing of High Point, NC; one sister-in-law, Francis Ewing of Candor, NC; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A private funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at Phillips Funeral Service Chapel. Mr. Ewing may be viewed on Monday, June 1, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Special thanks to Dr. Paul Coughlin and Dr. Kalsoon Khan both of Wake Forest Baptist Health; two sons-in-law, Jamie Winford, Gregory Bates and grandson, Triston Ewing for all the love and special attention they gave to their father-in-law and grandfather; and much love to our family for pulling together. Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service Inc. Send flowers to the service of Mr. Ralph Silas EwingType your paragraph here.
Curtis James Henderson
Curtis James Henderson, 84, of Archdale, passed away Friday, November 3, 2017, at his home.
Born March 16, 1933, in Davidson County, he was a son of the late Pinze George Henderson and the late Viola Ottie Callicut Henderson. Mr. Henderson was a US Navy Veteran and retired from Hatteras Yachts. He is survived by his wife, Norma Jean Fields Henderson of the home; son, Michael Henderson; daughter, Staci Pope all of Archdale; sister-in-law, Brenda Young and husband Marvin of Thomasville; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be conducted at 6:00 PM Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at Hasty Baptist Church with Rev. Ronnie Beane officiating.
The family will receive friends following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Dr., High Point, NC 27262.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.wrightcremationandfuneral.com.
Betty Ann Scott Belangia, 85, of Grantsboro died November 23, 2019 at the Crystal Coast Hospice House of Newport.
She was born on the family farm in the Scott Town Community of Pamlico County where she and her brother, Bobby, worked alongside their parents harvesting crops, tending livestock, and raising vegetable gardens from an early age. After high school a career as a secretary led to her eventual retirement from Hatteras Yachts in New Bern and she remained lifelong friends with many of her colleagues. She was known as Betty, Mrs. Betty, Betty Ann, Mama, Granmama, and GranBetty across her community.
Betty is now resting peacefully in Heaven with her Lord and Savior as well as with her parents. Nathan & Ora Scott; brother, Bobby Scott; and husband, Albert Belangia.
She will live on in the hearts and minds of those who survive her: sons, Rodney Tripp, Ken Belangia, Mike Belangia, Steve Belangia, and Tim Belangia; daughters, Lynda Whitford, Bebee Pollet, and Kim Bell; 16 grandchildren; and 23 great grandchildren with a 24th due in December; niece, Cindy Truesdale and nephew, Mike Scott.
She was a lifetime member of the New Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church and an active member of Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church throughout her 60’s and 70’s. While she and Albert lived across the street from the church they were involved in many ministries and events, including the Bethlehem Christmas walk. Family members have fond memories on the banks of Dawson’s Creek for the many years she and Albert lived there alongside her brother and in-laws. She and Albert spent many summers touring the country in their camper and could always be found hosting any number of guests for every holiday. Betty was also a volunteer with Meals on Wheels and at the hospice store. Her infectious laugh, beaming eyes, heart for Jesus, and love for her friends and family will be sorely missed. The family will receive visitors at Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance, NC on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 11:00 am with a funeral to be held there at 12:00 pm. Interment to follow in the New Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the New Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church Building Fund and mailed to 1903 Scott’s Store Rd, Grantsboro, NC 28529.
Mary Helen Hollifield Bartlett, 83, of High Point, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Brookdale Senior Living.
Born December 22, 1935, in Gilkey, NC, Mary was the daughter of the late Harvey and Gerogia King Hollifield. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her son, Larry Eugene Bartlette. Mary was retired from Hatteras Yacht. She is survived by three daughters, Mary Lynn Bartlett, LaDonna Jones and husband, Randy, and Laura Harvell; a brother, Jack Hollifield; four grandchildren, Charles Jones, Alyssa Harvell-Allende and husband, Anthony, Keith Bartlette, and Melony Bartlette; and many great grandchildren. Funeral will be 1:00 pm Tuesday, November 26th, 2019, in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point, officiated by Pastor John Sides. Interment will follow in Floral Garden Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday night from 5 until 7 at the funeral home. The family wishes to send special appreciation to the staffs of Brookdale Senior Living, Hospice of the Piedmont, and to Dr. Rafaela Aguiar for the care and support given to Mary. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to either, Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Dr., High Point, NC 27262, or to the Scholarship Fund or Building Fund at Oak Hill Friends Meeting, 2001 Westchester Dr., High Point, NC 27262.Type your paragraph here.
Edith Smith passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017. She was a resident of Titusville FL (formerly of Pleasant Garden, NC) and was born November 19, 1933 in Mount Airy, NC. She was the daughter of the late Eugene Shelton and the late Aline McGee Shelton. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years Leon P. Smith, and sister Ruth Shelton Marshall. She was survived by her sons Ardon Jay, Marc, his wife Angela and her sisters Evelyn Wright, Mabel Sexton and Christine McPherson. She was also survived by 5 grandchildren, Alison and her husband Paul Gordon, Megan, Aaron, Ryan, and Lia. Edith was a devoted wife, and a caring mother. It was important to her that her family always felt her love and affection. “Behind every great man stands a great woman” and this would apply to Edith as she and Leon stood side by side as he forged a successful career. She enjoyed reading and visiting with family. Everyone she met fell in love with her beautiful smile. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Southern Living of Titusville, Hospice of St. Francis and all who cared for her in her time of need. Funeral service will be held Saturday April 8, at 10:00 AM at the Pleasant Garden Baptist Church. Burial will follow at the Grace Baptist Church cemetery on Fairfax Road. The family will receive friends and family at the Forbis & Dick Pleasant Garden Funeral Home on Friday April 7, from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of St. Francis ,1250 Grumman Pl. Titusville, Florida 32780 and Pleasant Garden Baptist Church, 1415 Neelley Road Pleasant Garden, NC 27313.Type your paragraph here.
Duane Stanley Orice Blades, 72, of Cove City, died on July 11, 2019.
He is survived by his wife, Diane Blades of Cove City. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at Cove City F.W.B. Church. Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at Cove City F.W.B. Church. The United States Marine Corps will provide military honors following the service at Cove City Cemetery. Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.Published in Sun Journal from July 15 to July 16, 2019
John Barnett, age 67, of Dawsonville, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. He was a member of Grace Chapel Church of Christ, Cumming. John loved God and serving people in any way he could. He was an avid antique collector and restorer of old furniture. He is preceded in death by his father, Johnnie Paul Barnett; sister, Linda Skipworth; and brother, Mickey Barnett. John is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Bonnie Barnett, of Dawsonville; sons and daughters in law, Richard and Nancy Barnett of Rapidan, VA, Justin and Lynn Barnett of Dawsonville, Kenyon and Melissa Barnett of High Point, NC; mother, Ruth Barnett of Dawsonville; sisters, Sherry Garner of Florence, AL, Charlene McDaniels of Braselton; grandchildren, George, Amelia, Chloe, Cooper, Jaxen, Georgia, Will, Ashlyn, and Elle; and numerous other relatives and friends. A Celebration of Life was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Grace Chapel, Cumming, with Rodney Plunket, Callie Plunket-Brewton, and Paul Huyghebaert officiating. The family received friends from 1 p.m. until service time on Saturday.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in memory of John to the Caring Ministry of York, PA at www.caringministry.com.
Condolences may be left at www.beardenfuneralhome.com
Thomas Paul Henshaw, 80, of New Bern, passed away Monday, September 26, 2022 at home.
He was born in Bellows Falls, VT on November 24, 1941 to Garnet and Elizabeth Henshaw.
Tommy began his working career with Hatteras Yacht Co. in 1961, spanning 43 years until his retirement in 2004.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory, wife of 61 years, Reba Rebecca Montgomery Henshaw (Becky); two children Patrick Henshaw (Lori) and Patricia Forrest (Scott); 5 grandchildren, Zachary, Olivia, Marcia, Alicia, and Stephanie; and 7 great-grandchildren, Hunter, Avery, Ryder, Stella, Luna, Sunny, and Atlas.
Visitation will be at Cotten Funeral Home Friday, September 30, 2022 from 5 - 7 pm. Memorial service will be at Greenleaf Memorial Park at the Lakeside Chapel on Monday, October 3, 2022 at 11:00 am.
George M. Irvine, Jr. September 16, 1927 - November 13, 2016
George M. Irvine Jr. passed away on November 13th at the age of 89. He was an absolute icon in the Marine Industry. From humble beginnings, he started the marine division of Owens Corning Fiberglass in the late 1950's, and is personally responsible for getting the first production fiberglass boat built by Hatteras Yacht. He went on to become Vice President of Hatteras, designing and building the longest production line in the business, still in use today. He was offered the Presidency of Chris Craft in the late 1960's and moved to Ft. Lauderdale. In 1977 he resigned his position at Chris Craft and purchased Pipewelders Marine, then a small mom and pop company.
Today Pipewelders Marine is a 11 acre facility, encompassing Pipewelders, High Seas Technology, P&R Canvas, and Billfish Marina, all known worldwide and created by George. He truly was a remarkable man, loved by many, and most important his employees. He is survived by his two sons Trey and Edison, daughters, Katherine, Jill, Tamara, and his five grandchildren, Ian, Whitney, Dierdra, Edison Jr. and Aubrey.
Jan Byers Boone of New Bern passed away peacefully at her home on May 29th, at age 57, due to colon cancer. The world lost a jewel. Jan was a leader, a visionary, a giver, and a deeply caring person. She will be missed by many. Jan was born June 23rd, 1961 in Thomasville, NC. She attended East Davidson High School and graduated from UNC-Greensboro. She moved to High Point after college, and later to New Bern, NC, where she has lived for the past 22 years. Jan was preceded in death by her parents, Julius and Thelma Byers, both of whom she loved deeply and cared for in their later years, and by her brother, Mike Byers. She is survived by her husband Jerome and daughter Lauren of New Bern, uncles Paul Collins of High Point and Bill Warren of Jamestown, half-sister Margeret Melton of Conover, sister-in-law Janice Byers, nephew Charlie Byers and family, and niece Amanda Billings and family, all of Thomasville. Jan was a pioneer in the boating and yachting industry. Very few women reached her level of responsibility in such a highly competitive industry. She began her career right out of college at Hatteras Yachts, working in marketing and sales for nearly 25 years, finishing her time there as VP of Sales. Jan then took the helm at Jarrett Bay and later Bluewater Yacht Sales, where she was President for 12 years. Jan appreciated the trust placed in her and she worked tirelessly to retain that trust. She loved her work and the opportunity it gave her to meet so many great people in the boating industry over the years. Jan loved spending time with her family, enjoying weekends at the beach house, taking the boat out and relaxing by the water. She dearly loved her pets, along with working in the yard… ‘digging in the dirt’, as she called it. A sharp mind and business acumen, but mainly caring about people, were the reasons Jan was so successful. Jan was not an extrovert, but she made deep connections with those whose lives she touched. Being the person that she was, Jan would want us to thank everyone for what they have said and done in these last months. Thank you to Bluewater and Jarrett Bay for all they have done. Thank you to all of the friends who have been to visit, called or sent notes and letters detailing how dear Jan was to them. Thank you to family and neighbors for all of their support during such a difficult time. Thank you to the many close business associates across the country, manufacturers, dealers, and the entire boating industry who have shown so much support and love for Jan in her last days. We are all blessed to have had Jan in our lives, and she will forever be remembered as a caring, fun-loving woman with an immense heart. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Garber United Methodist in New Bern on June 4th at 4PM, with a visitation immediately before the service from 3:00PM to 3:45PM. Memorials for Jan can be made to Garber United Methodist Church, www.connect2garber.com/giving, or 4201 Country Club Road, New Bern, NC 28562. Online condolences may be made at www.pollockbest.com.Type your paragraph here.
Joe Don Gallimore
Joe Don Gallimore, 84 passed away Wednesday morning, April 21, 2021 following a brief illness. He was born April 14, 1937 in Thomasville, NC to the late Numa Ray and Blanche Gallimore. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Bray Gallimore, brother, Richard Gallimore, and sisters Inez Ferrell and Laurestine Stone. Joe is survived by his son Keith Gallimore (Anna), daughter Angie Laycock (Dave), granddaughters, Kristan Gallimore (David Rimmer), Holly Stanick (Ian), and great grandchildren Grayson and Amelia Stanick, and David Lee Rimmer. He is also survived by his faithful and loving companion, Delores “Dee-Dee” Cecil, sister, Carol Ledwell, and extended family and friends. Joe was a member of Hasty Baptist Church where he served in numerous capacities, including deacon, treasurer, and Buildings and Grounds, chair. After retiring from Hatteras Yacht, he helped his son in residential construction. A celebration of Joe’s life will be held Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 3:00 PM at Hasty Baptist Church, Thomasville, NC with Rev. Daniel E. Pittman, II and Rev. Ronnie Beane officiating. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the church, and at other times at the home. For your protection and others, masks and social distancing are required at the service, and the visitation will be held outside. Friends wishing to donate may contribute to Hasty Baptist Church, 161 Joe Moore Rd. Thomasville, NC 27360, or to the charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to www.jcgreenandsons.com.Type your paragraph here.
Freeman Lamar "Sonny" Westmoreland,
78, of Thomasville, who was best known as Sonny, transitioned to his heavenly home at High Point Hospital on February 20, 2022.
Sonny was born on July 14, 1943, to Pete and Wilda Westmoreland in Thomasville, NC. After graduating high school, he joined the United States Air Force as a C-130 airplane mechanic that took him to Japan, France, and Topeka, Kansas, which is where he and his wife, Vickie, started their family before returning home to Thomasville. Upon returning home, he joined Hatteras Yachts as an electrical engineer and his love of boats, seafood, and solving the most complex of maintenance issues began. He spent 32 years there where he traveled the seas and loved wiring and working on boats.
A lover of classic cars, “piddling” in his shop, playing cards, and drinking coffee with his buddies were a few of his favorite things. He was a loving husband, giving father and as “Pop Sonny,” he taught many life lessons to his grandchildren. He truly was a man of few words, but a jack of all trades.
Sonny is survived by his wife of 58 years, Vickie Hill Westmoreland, and their two children, his daughter Ronnia Cockrell and her husband, Mark, his son Matt Westmoreland and his wife, Stacy, as well as his five grandchildren, Elijah Frazier and his wife, Catherine, Emma Westmoreland, Eynde Frazier, and Madison Westmoreland. He is also survived by his dear friends, Judy Gardner and Tom Slain. A private family memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of Sonny Westmoreland to the Brenner Children’s Hospital (Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, C/O Philanthropy Office, PO Box 571021, Winston Salem, NC 27157-1021). The family would also like to express our sincere appreciation to the wonderful staff at High Point Hospital for their kindness and compassion over the last few days. Online condolences may be sent to www.jcgreenandsons.com. To send flowers to Freeman Lamar (Sonny) Westmoreland's family, please visit our floral store.Type your paragraph here.
David Ralph Parker, Jr., died on Feb 2, 2015, at the Davis Center surrounded by his family.
He was born on Election Day, November 4, 1920, in High Point, North Carolina, the son of David Ralph Parker, Sr., and Eunice Anderson Parker. Along with his three sisters he was raised in the High Point Friends Meeting and attended High Point public schools and Guilford College where he graduated in 1941. He then served as a lieutenant in the Navy during World War II. He piloted an LCI landing craft during all amphibious landings in Europe, including the D Day Invasion.
David married Mary Caulfield in December, 1944, and they raised their family in High Point where they lived for the next 35 years. He was vice-president of E. F. Craven Company where he sold heavy equipment in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. David and several friends helped Willis Slane start Hatteras Yacht Company in High Point in 1959. He served as vice-president and then president of the company for 23 years. After his retirement from Hatteras, they moved to Stuart, Florida, where he worked for Stuart Hatteras until retiring to Wilmington, North Carolina. Mary died in 1996 and David met and married Frances Arnold in 1998. David and Fran each had 5 children and family gatherings were joyously large. Dave was an admired business mind and he always had time for employees and customers. He continued his support of his alma mater, Guilford College, by serving on the Board of Trustees for over 30 years.
Dave loved music, playing the ukulele and singing in several choirs. He was a member of the Cape Fear Chordsmen for many years. He taught all of his children to fish and play golf, two of his favorite pastimes.
He is survived by his wife, Frances, daughter, Lauris Long (Ken), sons David (Lynda), Worth (Mary-Margaret), Michael (Ellison), Kevin (Gretchen), five step children, 24 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his sisters Charlotte Weiner, Cora Worth Parsons and June (Eunice) Thigpen. A service to celebrate David’s life will be held at St. Andrews on the Sound Episcopal Church on Thursday, February 5 at 2:00PM. A reception will be held after the service in the church parish hall.
Leon Smith passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2014. He was a resident of Titusville Florida formerly of Pleasant Garden, NC and was born December 5th 1932 in Salem, Oregon. He was the son of the late Dr. Aaron J. Smith and the late Emma Dressel Smith. In addition he was preceded in death by his three sisters Miriam McNabb, Lois Proctor and Bethel Sawyer. He was survived by his wife of 65 years Edith Shelton Smith, his sons Ardon Jay, Marc and his wife Angela and his brother Ardon. He had 5 grandchildren Alison and husband Paul Gordon, Megan, Aaron, Ryan, and Lia.
Leon was a loving father and a committed husband who enjoyed family activities. He had an infectious sense of humor and a unique flair for playing the piano. His commitment to excellence and compassion for his fellow man made him a natural leader and was well liked by his friends, colleagues and employees.
During his career he served as Plant Manager for Hatteras Yacht Company, President of Harold Marine, Director for Chris Craft Corporation, President of Allied Marine Corporation, President of Fountain Power Boats, and retired as US Sales Representative for Azimut- Benetti Yacht Group of Italy. Leon was a Member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, the American Boat and Yacht Council, past President of the Miami Marine Association and held a US Coast Guard 100 ton Masters license. Mr. Smith attended The Titusville First Baptist Church, was a member of the Community Church of Greensboro and attended the Pleasant Garden Baptist Church
John N. H. Waring, 77, of North Garden, died Sunday, January 20, 2013 at a local hospital.
Born July 5, 1935, he was the son of the late Lillian F. Waringof Richmond and the late Elmer M. Waring of Shell Beach, CA. In addition, he was preceded in death by a son, John Hasty Waring (18 years ago) from which he never recovered; and in-laws, Sarah and Allie Dyson of Rockville, VA.
Big John was a pilot, talented musician, entrepreneur, songwriter and author of many books.
He is survived by his wife Martha Dyson Waring; his two sons, Rob and his wife Ivy of Winston-Salem, NC and Ben and his wife Joy of Esmont; seven grandchildren, Dustie, Tanner,John M., Nellie, Duncan, Daphne and Trevor John Waring; one step grandson, Britt Heath and wife Lori; two great grandchildren, Lorelai and Lincoln Heath of Winston-Salem; Martha's brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Patricia Dyson of Ashland, and a host of friends.
A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Monticello Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at the Teague Funeral Home.
JOHN E. CHADWICK
John E. Chadwick of Fort Lauderdale passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. He was 87.
Mr. Chadwick was born on March 8, 1929, in Detroit, to the late Francis and Margaret Pollock Chadwick. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in the Korean War, and was a member of the Seabees. Mr. Chadwick worked for JB Hargrave as a naval architect. Mr. Chadwick was preceded in death by his sister, Janet Goodearl; and brother, Wendell Chadwick.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane Chadwick of Fort Lauderdale; son, Peter Chadwick of Dunnellon, Florida; son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Dawn Chadwick of North Palm Beach; and grandchildren, Daniel, Byron, Johnathan, Tristina, and Stephen.
No services are scheduled at this time. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.barrettfh.com. Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland is in charge of arrangements.
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Tom Jenkins HIGH POINT — Mr. Thomas Edward “Tom” Jenkins, Sr., 78, passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at the High Point Regional Hospital.Tom was born on November 23, 1937 in Washington D.C. to the late Raymond Edward and Sylvia Garrett Jenkins. He was a member of Fairmont Park Baptist Church in High Point and a veteran of the United States Naval Reserves. Tom had worked as a painter and wallpaper finisher for the Hatteras Yacht Company. He had a passion for bowling and did so for many years on the Hatteras team, having bowled a personal best of 299. He had a love for baseball and football, staying true to the Washington Nationals and Redskins, as well as the Carolina Panthers. Tom also enjoyed playing Canasta.Tom was a proud father, grandfather, and loving husband to his wife, Louise, to whom he was married over 54 years.In addition to his wife, Tom is survived by a daughter, Mary Jenkins Green and husband Ken of Myrtle Beach, SC; son, Thomas Edward Jenkins, Jr. of Myrtle Beach, SC; three granddaughters, Caroline, Catherine, and Claire; sister, Marianne Jenkins Anastasi of LaPlata, MD; and niece, Teresa Robinson.A celebration of Tom’s life will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, October 28, in the chapel of Thomasville Funeral Home, 18 Randolph Street, with Dr. Rev. Steven Jones officiating. Interment will follow in the Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1 p.m. until the hour of the service at the funeral home and other times at the home of his wife.Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96001, Washington, D.C., 20090 or to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.
Josie Geneva Ray Frazier died unexpectedly Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at High Point Regional Hospital. She is survived by Walter Richard Frazier, her loving husband of 62 years, two sons; David Frazier and wife Sally Voelkert and grandson Paul, and her son Dr. Bradford R. Frazier and wife Emily Owens Frazier. She was preceded in death by a son Richard Thomas Frazier, and 10 brothers and sisters. Josie was born in High Point in 1937 to parents Thomas E. and Ada Ray. She graduated from High Point Central High School and attended Jones School of Business. After living in several cities in the U.S. and Newfoundland while her husband was stationed in the United States Air Force they settled back in High Point to raise their family. Once her sons were in school Josie began working as teacher's assistant and later taught the Special Education class. She had a great passion for helping children with special needs. An accomplished businesswoman, Josie started Top Line Business Service and spent many years serving businesses in the Piedmont Triad. She developed close relationships with many of her customers and was well respected and loved by those she came to know during her years in business. Josie and her family attended Ebenezer Methodist Church and later moved their membership to Fairfield United Methodist Church after Ebenezer was sold by the church conference. The family will receive visitors at Fairfield Methodist Church in High Point, NC beginning at 2:00pm on Sunday with the service to follow immediately after at 3:30pm in the sanctuary. Interment will follow immediately after the service and Ebenezer Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Fairfield United Methodist Church at 1505 NC HWY 62 West, High Point, NC 27263. The family would like to thank the caregivers at High Point Regional for their care and compassion.
Lewis Joe Gallman, January 17, 1933 - October 4, 2019 High Point, North Carolina.
Lewis was born on January 17, 1933 and passed away on Friday, October 4, 2019. Lewis was a resident of High Point, North Carolina at the time of passing.
At the age of eighteen he joined the United States Air Force, serving in Korea and state side for a four year term and continued his service in the reserves for a total of forty two years, retiring in 1992 as a Senior Master Sergeant.
In addition, he served as (past) District Deputy Grand Master of the 45th Masonic District and (past) Commander of York Rite Bodies of High Point. The family will greet friends at the Life Tribute Center of Cumby Family Funeral Service, 1015 Eastchester Drive in High Point on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. with light refreshments. A funeral service will be held in the Chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 with Chaplain Craig Walker officiating and burial to follow at Guilford Memorial Park with Military honors and Masonic Rites.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Shriners Hospital for Children, 604 Doug Mayes Place, Charlotte, North Carolina 28262 or to: Hospice Home at High Point, 1803 Westchester Drive, High Point, North Carolina 27262.h here.
William “Gene” Hunsucker, - RANDLEMAN - 65, passed away on Friday, March 3, 2017. He was born on September 25, 1951, son of William M. and Betty Phillips Hunsucker. A resident of this area all of his life, he had worked for Hatteras Yachts for nine years. Gene enjoyed gunsmithing, hunting and fishing, especially at the coast. His true love and passion was spending time with his family. He was a loving son, father, brother and grandfather and will be dearly missed. He was preceded in death by his father. He leaves to cherish his memory his companion, Barbara Ward; his children, Kim Hunsucker and Scott Hunsucker and his wife Shannon; his mother, Betty Thomas and her husband Alfred; his brother, Mike Thomas and his wife Sharon; his grandson, Will Hunsucker. A service to celebrate Gene’s life will be held on Wednesday, March 8, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale with Pastor Tommy Kidd officiating. Memorials in Gene’s memory may be directed to The Hospice of Randolph County, PO Box, 9, Asheboro, NC 27204-0009. Online condolences may be made at www.cumbyfuneral.com.
Edward "Ed" Thomas Baldwin, age 78, of Climax passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Kindred Hospital, Greensboro. Mr. Baldwin was born in the Bethany community of Franklinville on January 22, 1939 to Clarence and Laura Baldwin. He was a 1957 graduate of Grays Chapel High School. Ed retired after 37 years of service from Hatteras Yacht of High Point. He served as volunteer assistant chief at Climax Fire Station #42. Ed enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating and raising plants to sell at the Asheboro Farmers Market. Other hobbies included designing and making jewelry, pottery, woodworking and many others. In addition to his parents Ed is preceded in death by his son Gary Thomas Baldwin. He is survived by his wife of 58 years: Ann Cheek Baldwin of the home; daughter: Suzanne R. Baldwin of Pine Knoll Shores; granddaughter Kaitlyn Johnson and husband Tommy of Climax; beloved great grandson, Cash Alford Johnson of Climax; sister: Wilma Baldwin Thompson of Carthage; nephews, C.W. Thompson and Charles Thompson and wife Laura all of Carthage. The family will receive friends Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. at Pugh Funeral Home, 600 South Main Street, Randleman, NC. A celebration of life service will follow at 3:00 pm in the Chapel with Rev. Pat Dixon officiating. Burial will follow at Bethany United Methodist Church Cemetery, Franklinville. The family would like to extend a special thanks to friends Anne and Leon Joyner of Greensboro. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice or Grays Chapel School, 5323 NC Hwy. 22 N., Franklinville, NC 27248.
Mr. Charles “Chuck” Matthew Kauth, 84, resident of High Point, died August 2, 2019 at Pennybyrn at Maryfield.
Mr. Kauth was born April 16, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan, a son to the late Rudolph A. and Merle Swinton Kauth. He attended MacKenzie High School where he graduated in 1952. Later, he attended Central Michigan University and afterwards, Harvard, where he received his MBA. Chuck was a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves, holding the rank of Captain and stationed in Fort Benning, Georgia and Junction City, Kansas. In 1999, he retired as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Hatteras Yacht Company after 25 years of service. After moving to the North Carolina mountains and Florida coast, he returned to this area almost two years ago.
In 1955, he married the former Judith Burns who survives of High Point. Also surviving are two daughters, Cindy Lynn Kauth of High Point and Kimberly Kauth Chaney and husband Alan of Winston-Salem; a son, Jeffrey Kauth and wife Angela of Youngstown, Ohio; a brother, Robert Rudolph Kauth of Pompano Beach, Florida; a brother-in-law, James Leslie Burns of Jamestown; a sister-in-law, Clarice Burns; a niece, Jamie Johnson; two nephews, Russell and Jeffrey Burns; and five grandchildren, Adam, Carter, Madison, Casey and Jenny.
A memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of the Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point with Rev. Jeffrey Burns officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Dr. High Point, North Carolina 27262.
Bobby Haywood Walden
Mr. Bobby Haywood Walden, 83, peacefully entered into eternal rest on July 29, 2022, at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital High Point Medical Center. He was born in Ellerbe, NC, on February 25, 1939, a son of the late Joe Haywood Walden and Agnes Walden. He was also preceded in death by his son, Bruce Fulton; his grandson, Demorria Leak; stepfather, James Stevenson. Bobby moved to Manhattan, NY, at an early age. He later relocated to High Point, NC and graduated from William Penn High School, Class of 1958. Bobby was employed with Hatteras Yachts for 28 years, and North State Communications for 7 years. On October 21, 1988, Bobby united in marriage to the love of his life, Sarah Johnson, in High Point, NC. Bobby was a devoted husband, father, and friend. He was known for his 1954 Chevrolet truck, “The Little Brown Jug.” He loved fishing, visiting the flea market, landscaping his home, and being surrounded by his wife, children, grandchildren, and friends. Bobby was also an entrepreneur and enjoyed his dove release business. He has now gained his wings and has flown home to be with the angels. Loving and fond memories will be cherished by Bobby’s loved ones. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Sarah Johnson Walden of High Point, NC; his children, Gregory (Sheila) Walden of High Point, NC, Mark (Octavia) Fulton of Winston-Salem, NC, Chris (Catrina) Fulton of Winston-Salem, NC, Teresa Walden of High Point, NC, Stacy Johnson of High Point, NC, Tina Williams of High Point, NC, Maurice Johnson of High Point, NC, and Tyrone (Natashi) Johnson of Columbia, SC; host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews; special friends, Jimmy Byers and James (Bo) Parker; other relatives and dear friends.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Carolina Biblical Gardens. The family will receive friends at the church from 12:30 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.
James Truett Sledge
James Truett Sledge (Jim), 84, of High Point died January 14, 2016 of alzheimers. Throughout his battle with the disease for many years he never totally forgot those most precious in his life. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather of seven.
Survivors include his wife, Sandee, of 27 years, daughters Kelly Birchell (Sanford, FL) & Amy Sledge (Hong Kong) and sons Jeff Sledge & wife Melissa and Brad Moorefield and wife Brandy of Thomasville, NC as well as a sister, Barbara Shaw and husband Ron of Arlington Texas.
Born in Texas in 1931, to Stella & Truett Sledge, Jim worked his way up corporate management living in Dallas, Connecticut, Illinois, and finally settling in High Point where he retired from Hatteras Yachts. After moving to High Point, he received his MBA from Wake Forest University.
Jim put his heart and soul into building Covenant Church United Methodist where he was a charter member and served as chairman of the building team when the original building was constructed in 1989. Over the years he held positions of finance chair, stewardship chair, and served many years as a delegate to the Western Carolina Conference. A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, January 24 at Covenant Church United Methodist at 3:00PM with Dr. Kyles Wallace, Dr. Mark Key, and Rev. Michelle Foster officiating. Visitation with the family will be held at the church 1 hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Covenant Church, 1526 Skeet Club Drive, High Point, NC 27265
Larry Fred Klass THOMASVILLE — Mr. Larry Fred Klass, 74, a resident of Lacy Hepler Road, died Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at the Henry Etta & Bruce Hinkle Hospice House due to a brief battle with cancer. He was born on November 28, 1942, in Davidson County, NC, to Fred Graham Klass and Kathleen Grubb Klass Gallimore. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He worked for the Hatteras Yacht Company, Thomasville Furniture Industries, and Carolina Business Furniture during his working career. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Terry Klass; his sisters, Lillian Kathleen Klass and Janice Klass Ligon; his niece, Brandy Luck; and nephew, Reggie Miller. Surviving are his loving wife, Dolly Cheryl Barnes Klass, of the home; daughter, Kim Klass of Carolina Beach, NC; step-daughter, Darlene Rathell of Thomasville; step-son, Tim Daut and wife Ivy of High Point; brother, Jerry Klass of High Point; sisters, Joyce Klass McDowell and husband Robert and Susan Klass Steed and husband Ronnie, all of Denton, and Linda Klass Marshall and husband Gratis of Thomasville; grandchildren, Josh Rathell, Ellie Daut, and Cooper Daut; aunts, Shirley Grubb Alarcon and husband Barney and Palmalee May; sister-in-law, Judy Zirt and husband Bob of Salisbury; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Pleasant Union Community Church, 2635 Pleasant Union Road, Denton, NC, with Reverend Danny Miller officiating. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292. Online condolences may be sent to www.jcgreenandsons.com.
Hearle Lee Hatfield, Sr ARCHDALE – Hearle Lee Hatfield, Sr., 70, went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. He was the loving husband of Judith A. (Kennedy) Hatfield to whom he was married 49 years. A celebration of life service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 18, 2012 at Caraway Baptist Church, 2928 Beeson Farm Rd., Sophia, with Pastor Jim Honeycutt officiating. A visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale. Burial will be in Randolph Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Hatfield was born on September 22, 1941 in Guyan, West Virginia. He was a son of the late Don and Lillian Hatfield. Mr. Hatfield worked as a carpenter for Hatteras Yachts for 25 years, and later for Matthews Specialty Vehicles from where he retired. He served our country in the United States Marine Corps and was a proud veteran. Mr. Hatfield was also a faithful member of Caraway Baptist Church where his heart truly lied. In memory of Mr. Hatfield, memorial contributions may be made to: Caraway Baptist Church, 2928 Beeson Farm Rd., Sophia, NC 27350 or Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Dr., High Point, NC 27262. Condolences may be left on Mr. Hatfield’s page at www.cumbyfuneral.com Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale
GREENSBORO — It is with great sadness that the family of Peggy J. Andrews announces her passing on July 18, 2018, after a hard fought battle with cancer.
Peggy was a lifelong resident of High Point / Greensboro area. She was born on March 10, 1933, in High Point, to the late Ernest A. Andrews and Della Fank Kirkman Andrews. She considered it a blessing to be born to such honorable parents. They shaped her character by the way they lived their lives.
Peggy graduated from High Point High School in 1951 and graduated from Guilford College with an Associate Degree in Accounting. This enabled her to pursue various careers in accounting. She was employed by Indian Head Hosiery, Highland Motors, Hatteras Yachts, Color Works and also self employed at Andrews and Associates.
Peggy's love of sports began at an early age. This included bowling, golf, softball and fishing. Peggy pitched for the Carolina Glass Rockets, an amateur softball league in High Point. In 1960, the team won the National Championship Tournament, where Peggy received the Most Valuable Player award. She was most proud of this accomplishment. She made numerous friends playing ball, many of whom are dear friends today. She also received numerous trophies in other sports she played. A true athlete! Her favorite teams were the Carolina Tar Heels and the New York Yankees.
Preceding her in death was her oldest sister, Norris Andrews Rice and husband William A. Rice, Sr.; a niece, Mitzi J. Rice; a great niece, Amy Brown; and great-nephew, Hunter A. Hinson.
Those who will cherish her memory include an older sister, Ellanette Andrews; a younger sister, Irma Brower; nieces, Cheryl Cash (Arthur), Jeannie Hinson (Byron), Gail Huie (Keith) and Vicki Brown (Jimmy); nephews, William A. Rice, Jr. (Sue) and Kenneth W. Lackey; as well as numerous great-nieces and -nephews. Peggy enjoyed spending time with her sisters as well as their children. She often said she had the best of both worlds, “Play with the nieces and nephews, while spoiling them and then send home to mama.” She actively participated in various sporting events for all of her family. Other interest that brought much joy to her life were her "four legged friends," Happy, Sugar and Kelly. She treated her pets like they were her children. A Celebration of life service for Peggy will be 2 p.m. Saturday, July 21, 2018, in the Chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, 1015 Eastchester Drive in High Point. Greeting of friends will follow the service in the Life Tribute Center. Memorial donations in memory of Peggy can be made to Hospice Home at High Point, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262 or the Humane Society of the Piedmont, 4527 W. Wendover Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27409. The family would like to thank the many friends who shared this journey with Peggy. We also thank all of the staff at the Hospice Home as well as her team of doctors. Each one of you had a special part in her life as we feel she shared with you. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.cumbyfuneral.com.
Charles Mr. Ernest “Charlie” Game II
Charles Mr. Ernest “Charlie” Game II, 77, resident of Asheboro, died November 7, 2020 at Graybrier Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Trinity.
He was born April 20, 1943, a son to the late Edward Paul and Anita Tim Game. He graduated from N.C. State University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Afterwards, he began his career working for Alcoa Aluminum and later as director of Product Reliability and Standards for Hatteras Yachts. In 1994, he started E.C. Game Engineering as owner and President. He was a Registered Professional Engineer in both Tennessee and North Carolina. He was appointed to the Technical Board of Directors of The American Boat and Yacht Council where he served as President, the Marine Technical Board of The Society of Automotive Engineers, National Marine Manufacturers Association, U.S. Coast Guard National Boating and Safety Advisory Council and the National Fire Protection Association. Charlie also was a charter member of the North Carolina Solar Energy Association, a previous camper and counselor at Camp Sea Gull, and a licensed Amateur Radio Operator since he was twelve years old. In 1966 he married the former Linda Bennett, who survives of the residence. Also surviving are two sons, Edward Paul Game II of Myrtle Beach and C.M. Game of Asheboro; and two grandchildren, Edward Paul Game III and Sarah Celeste Game. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 10, at Mt. Pleasant Community Church Cemetery in Trinity. Memorials may be directed to Archdale United Methodist Church, PO Box 4096, Archdale NC, 27263 or to the National Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st St. Suite 800, Miami FL 33131.
ARCHDALE — Walter Richard Frazier, age 84, passed away peacefully after declining health at the Hospice Home of the Piedmont on Sunday, October 1, 2017. He is survived by his son, David; daughter-in-law, Sally; son, Bradford; daughter-in-law, Emily; and grandson, Paul. He was preceded in death by parents Jesse Clifford and Evelyn Frazier, his precious wife Josie Ray Frazier in April, an infant son Richard Thomas, and a brother J.C. Frazier.
Born in rural Guilford County in 1933, Walter attended Allen Jay High School and East Carolina University. Growing up he enjoyed spending time helping his father manage the Millis farm, training hunting dogs and leading game hunting trips.
Walter, known to his friends as “Walt” and “Rick,” enlisted in the United States Air Force and proudly served at many duty stations around the globe. While home on leave, he met Josie Ray at Belk’s Department Store. It was love at first sight, and they soon were married and began their adventures together. Shortly after their wedding, Walt was stationed in Newfoundland with Josie by his side. After his discharge from the Air Force at the rank of Staff Sergeant, Walt decided to continue to serve his country in the Air Force National Guard, where he attained the rank of Technical Sergeant.
After returning to High Point, Walt worked as a technician at Raybond Electronics, servicing customers throughout the Southeastern U.S. He was invited to join a then newly established Hatteras Yachts in High Point. He worked in the electrical engineering department, consulting on and designing many of the electrical systems in the Hatteras fleet. His duties at Hatteras continued to expand and Walt became the Field Service Representative for Hatteras, visiting clients in almost every country in the world over his 35-year career. He spoke fondly of his Hatteras family, remaining in touch with most of them long after his retirement.
Walt was a Private Pilot holding a private, commercial, multi-engine and instrument rating. He shared his love of flying with his sons, who also became pilots. Walt used his flying skills acting as a search and rescue mission pilot with the Civil Air Patrol where he rose to the rank of Major.
Walt was active at Fairfield United Methodist church where he loved singing in the church choir. He spoke often of how much he cared for his church family and was thankful for their visits and support during his Illness.
The family will receive visitors at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, October 5, at Fairfield United Methodist Church, 1505 Highway NC 62 in High Point, with the service following at 3:00 p.m. Graveside services will follow at Ebenezer Memorial Association Chapel Cemetery at 6682 Muddy Creek Road, Archdale.
Condolences may be sent to the family on Walt’s tribute page at www.cumbyfuneral.com.
Memorials may be given in his honor to the Music Department at Fairfield United Methodist Church, 1505 Highway NC 62, High Point, NC 27263, or to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262.
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Paul Eads, Jr.
June 10, 1929 ~ March 27, 2021 (age 91)
Paul “Mike” Eads, Jr., 91, passed away at home on Saturday, March 27, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Kansas, Alabama on June 10, 1929 to the late Paul Eads and Fannie Dobbins Eads. In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Tysinger Eads; his brothers, William B. Eads, Grady Eads, George Eads, Lester Eads, Freeman Eads, William W. Eads, J.D. Eads, and James Eads, and by his sisters, Bethel Haley, Pauline Pierce, Lorene Alexander, Charline Hill, Florence Wallace and Deana Tucker, all of Kansas, Alabama. Paul is survived by his children, Richard Eads and wife Ann of Thomasville, Rhonda Davis of Archdale, Kim Eads of the home, Joey Eads and wife Cheryl of Sophia; and one step-daughter, Bonnie Latour of Pleasant Garden. Paul is also survived by grandchildren, Brian Eads and wife Amy of High Point, Angie Eads of Archdale, Elinda Tolley of High Point, Sammy Crater of Archdale and Cody Lucas of Farmer; step-grandchildren, Art Newman and wife Jeannie of New York, Pamela Earls and husband Shannon of Pleasant Garden; and 10 great-grandchildren. Paul retired from Hatteras Yachts. He enjoyed church, family, hunting, fishing, camping and gardening. A graveside service to celebrate Paul’s life will be held on Friday, April 2, at 1:00 p.m. at Floral Garden Park Cemetery with Pastor Bobby Meindl officiating. Paul’s family will receive friends on Thursday, April 1, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale. Online condolences may be made on Paul’s tribute page at www.cumbyfuneral.com. Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale is assisting the family with arrangements. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Paul Eads, Jr., please visit our floral store.Type your paragraph here.
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July 27, 1943 — October 2, 2022
Larry Eugene Staley, age 79, passed away October 2, 2022 at Randolph Health.
Larry was a native of Randolph County and served in the US Army stationed in Korea . Larry was raised by Walter and Alberta Staley and retired from Hatteras Yacht Company in New Bern, NC. In the early 70's he worked for the Randleman Police Department. He enjoyed bush hogging and watching NASCAR, and Jimmy Johnson is who he pulled for. He collected knives and loved his El Caminos. Larry is preceded in death by his son, Sammy Staley, mother, Hazel Allred, step dad, Wallace Allred, brother, Leonard Allred and son-in-law Billy Rarick.
Larry is survived by his wife of 55 years Betty McAden Staley, daughters, Diana Rarick of Franklinville, Kim Staley of Franklinville and Pam Miller (James) of Asheboro; brothers, David Allred and Howard Allred both of Franklinville; sister, Barbra Ann Gooden (Wayne) of Franklinville; grandchildren: Ashley Cruz, Alicia Matthews, Austin Miller and Jessie "J.J." Miller; 6 great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends October 5, 2022 from noon - 1:45 pm at Providence Friends Meeting, with the funeral service following at 2:00 pm with Pastor Kevin Rollins and Chris Hussey officiating. The burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors provided by Randolph County Honor Guard.Type your paragraph here.
Wesley W. Dickman
DICKMAN, Wesley W., age 81, of Cornelius, N.C., and formerly of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Lake Toxaway, N.C. died on July 23, 2020. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on May 28, 1939, he attended The University of Miami and thereafter worked for fifty years in the pleasure boat industry rising to senior executive positions with Chris-Craft, Hatteras, Volvo-Penta, Wellcraft, Bertram and, ultimately,as founding and managing partner of Ferretti of America, Inc. After taking up residence in Lake Toxaway, he turned his efforts to real estate sales and was actively affiliated with Landmark Realty Group, L.L.C. until retirement. When able to overcome his overarching work ethic, he could be found ogling or owning antique wooden Chris-Craft boats or skippering more modern craft towing his grandchildren around Lake Toxaway. Survivors include his wife, Susan Stodgell Dickman, son, Michael (Melissa) Dickman, son, Christopher (Patti) Dickman; and grandchildren, Lauren, Sam, Abigail, Taylor, Liam, Hale and Grey; and, his golden retriever, Mercy. A celebration of life will take place once it’s appropriate for groups of friends and family to gather and share stories and hugs. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Levine & Dickson Hospice House (Huntersville, NC), Lake Toxaway Charities (Lake Toxaway, NC), or Kanuga Conference Center Charities (Hendersonville, NC).Type your paragraph here.
Nollie William Cooper
August 26, 1938 ~ July 14, 2022 (age 83)
ARCHDALE- Nollie William Cooper, 83, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 14, 2022.
He was born on August 26, 1938 in Horry County, SC, a son of the late Julius and Ruth Jones Cooper. He worked for Hatteras Yachts and later retired from Swaim Furniture and was a member of Springfield Baptist Church. Nollie enjoyed listening to gospel music, playing putt putt and traveling to the Great Smoky Mountains and to Myrtle Beach. His true love and passion was his Lord and his family. He will be remembered as a strong Christian man, who was a loving father, brother, grandfather and friend and will be dearly missed. In addition to his parents, preceding him in death were his wife, Karel Cooper; two sisters, Lillian and Nancy and his brothers, Malcolm and Tom. He leaves to cherish his memory his children; Tamara Barnes and her husband, Bobby, Greg Cooper and his wife, Cindy; his sister, Dorothy Singleton; 5 grandchildren, a step grandchild, 5 great grandchildren and soon to be, another great granddaughter. A service to celebrate Nollie’s life will be held on Wednesday, July 20, at 11:00 a.m. from the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale. The committal service will follow in Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery. His family will receive friends on Wednesday from 9:45 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at the funeral home.
Donnie Wendell Madden
Donnie Wendell Madden, Sr., 67, of New Bern died Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at his residence. Viewing hours are Friday, July 31, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Oscar's Mortuary. His service is 12:00 PM, Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Greenwood Cemetery 820 Cypress Street, New Bern followed by the interment. The service can be viewed on Oscars Facebook page. He is survived by his wife, Deborah Guion Madden of the home; one daughter, Cordelia A. Ward, New Bern; four sons, Donnie W. Madden, Jr. of Stockling, GA, Allen Moore, Bridgeton, NC, Shawn S. Madden, Locust Grove, GA and Wallace Madden, New Bern; one sister, Sandra Evans, New Bern;five brothers, Charles Mason, Ernest Mason,Donald Mason and Terry Godette all of New Bern, Willie Frank Manson of Atlanta, GA; seventeen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.Type your paragraph here.
REIDSVILLE - Sue Shropshire Crouse, 76, of 223 Forrest Drive, went to home to be with The Lord on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 3, 2015, in the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Shannon Newsome officiating. The burial will follow in Evergreen Memory Gardens.
Sue was born, in Rockingham County, to the late A.J. and Myrtle Shropshire. Her working career included time at Creighton Shirt Makers, Hatteras Yachts, ZARN and Rockingham Community College with the Athletic Department. Sue was a longtime and faithful member of Reidsville Christian Church where she taught Sunday school for many years and served faithfully with the women's circle. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and especially enjoyed her time playing golf with Luke. Sue lived her faith through serving others and being available whenever someone was in need.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Bob Crouse.
Sue is survived by her sons, Steve Crouse and wife Elizabeth of Reidsville and Mark Crouse of Greensboro; grandsons, Wade, Richard and Luke Crouse; brothers, Richard Shropshire and wife Sybil of Burlington and Jimmy Shropshire and wife Kevie of Fort Mill, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Wilkerson Funeral Home and at other times at the son's residence, 223 Forrest Drive.
Memorial contributions may be made to Reidsville Christian Church, 2020 South Park Drive, Reidsville, NC 27320.
Wilkerson Funeral Home is assisting the family and condolences may be made at www.wilkersonfuneral.com
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David Cameron Champney Sr.
It is with great sadness to report that David Cameron Champney Sr. passed away! He will be greatly missed by the Total Off Shore Yacht Sales Team.
Obituary On Saturday, June 11, 2022, David Cameron Champney Sr., beloved husband and father, passed away. David was born October 30, 1948, in Norfolk, VA, to Ralph Preston Champney and Charlotte Cameron Champney. He was married to Rosa Keith for 49yrs. He had a long career in Hatteras Yacht sales and management, in Annapolis and Wilmington. He is survived by his wife, Rosa; his two sons, David Cameron Jr. (Melanie) and Thomas Preston. He was the proud "Champ" to Morgan and Iris, and was loved by numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. James Parish, 25 S. 3rd St., Wilmington, NC 28401. A memorial service will be held Sunday, June 19, 2PM. Reception to follow.
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Jane Carol Cox HIGH POINT — Mrs. Jane Carol Talley Cox, 75, resident of High Point, died November 28, 2016 at High Point Regional Hospital.Mrs. Cox was born August 12, 1941, in Forsyth County, a daughter to the late James Edward “Ed” and Bonnie Webster Talley. As a resident of this area all her life, she was a graduate of High Point High School and a member of Emerywood Baptist Church. She had worked at Hatteras Yachts, Alderman Studios, Fellowship Hall Inc. and Appalachian Hardwoods. In 1988 she married Joe Cox who survives of the residence. Also surviving are her son, Dean Bull and wife Kathy of High Point; her sister, Debbie Stilley and husband Bud of New Bern; three grandchildren, Chris Boyette, Sean Boyette and Emma Brown; and two great-grandchildren, Mason and Jade. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Parrish Bull, in 1991. A celebration of friendship will be held from 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 10, at Emerywood Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. A family graveside service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the Children’s Home Society, 604 Meadow St. Greensboro, NC, 27405. Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made through www.cumbyfuneral.com.
Santina “Cookie” Kivett HAMPSTEAD — Mrs. Santina “Cookie” Louise Lisacchi Kivett, 72, of Hampstead and formerly of High Point, went to Heaven to be with her parents, her sister and her granddaughter on Dec. 31, 2016. Born July 24, 1944 in High Point, Cookie was the daughter of the late John Joseph Lisachi and Louise Cheek Lisachi Langley. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her sister, Yolanda Boles and granddaughter, Sandy Kivett. Cookie grew up in High Point, had worked for Hatteras Yacht, and was a former member of Friendly Baptist Church in High Point. She had been a resident of Hampstead the last 11 years. She spent her life caring for and raising her children and grandchildren. She was the type of person who never met a stranger and was a friend to everyone. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Roger Kivett, of the home; two sons, Rick Kivett and wife, Tina, of Thomasville, and Mike Kivett, of Siler City; three grandchildren, Charlie Kivett, and wife, Amanda, Rhyne Kivett, and Caitlin Kivett; and several other extended family members. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale, officiated by Rev. Roger Carmichael. Interment will follow in Floral Garden Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday night from 6 until 8 at the funeral home. The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff of Lower Cape Fear Hospice for the care and support given to Cookie, allowing her to remain at home during her year-and-a-half long illness. Memorials can be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401. Online condolences can be made at www.cumbyfuneral.com. Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.
Alvin Lloyd Beech
Alvin Lloyd Beech transitioned on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at High Point Medical Center, he was 90 years old. Alvin was born in Portland, Jamaica on November 3, 1931, to Clifford Beech and Ida Marie Josephs. He was the eldest of ten siblings and was raised by his grandmother, affectionately called Aunt Edith. Prior to migrating to the United States, in 1972, Alvin ran his own construction company in Jamaica. He later traveled to Cuba and British Honduras as a civilian carpenter with the United States Navy. In Cuba he worked on the construction of Guantanamo Bay. Following his migration to the United States, he lived for almost 50 years in High Point, N.C. He was a faithful member of Memorial United Methodist Church where he volunteered his gift as a carpenter to a higher calling. He was also employed as a shipbuilder at Hatteras Yachts, where he worked as a group leader in the Tooling Department. During his free time, he built furniture and worked on various housing renovation projects throughout the city of High Point and surrounding areas. He took great pride in his work. His workshop in his basement was his favorite place to spend quiet times. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend. When not spending time on his latest projects, he was an avid gardener and he would travel to Jamaica, England, Canada and around the United States and had many great traveling stories to share. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-eight years, Daphne Lovenia Beech, and a young child, Judith Patricia Beech. Surviving relatives include his four children, daughter, Grace Hale (Cedric); three sons, Donovan Beech (Beverly), Alrick Beech (Sharon), and Raphael Beech; ten grandchildren, Mattea Harris (Bhrandon), Damine Hale, Brandon Beech, Alyssa Beech, Kenya Beech, Jonathan Beech, Alexis Hale, Malcom Beech, Nathan Beech, and Grayson Beech; five great grandchildren, Audrey Harris, Allister Harris, Maison Jackson, M’kenzi Hale, and Mekhi Andrews; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and beloved friends. A Celebration of Life Service will take place at graveside at Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery, 6000 Gate City Blvd., Greensboro, North Carolina. The service is on Friday, April 8, 2022 at 10 0'clock in the morning.
Judy Rouse Edwards
January 21, 1948 – May 3, 2019
Judy Carol Rouse Edwards age 71 passed away Friday, May 3, 2019 at Riverpoint Crest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, New Bern with family by her side. Judy was born January 21, 1948 in New Bern, NC. She is survived by her son Robert "Robbie" Edwards (Brenda) and 2 Grandchildren, Joshua Edwards and Morgan Jacques, all of Jacksonville, Fla.; Mother, Evelyn (Hardison) Rouse of New Bern; three sisters, Linda Taylor, Wanda Sapp, Cindy (Benny) Needham of New Bern and one brother, Charles Rouse of Charleston, SC. Nieces and Nephews, Kelly Taylor, Ryan Taylor, Shelley (Stephen) Starnes, Kristin Needham, and Sarah (Cody) Mensch, and several great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her Father, Ellis Rouse. Judy lived in New Bern her entire life except for approximately 10 years when she moved to Richmond, VA eventually making her way back to New Bern.Judy graduated from New Bern High School, where she was a member of the Drill Team and a graduate of Craven Community College. She worked for Airco Welding while residing in VA, and worked an extended period of time for Hatteras Yatchs in New Bern. She was also employed by Joe Alcoke, the Craven County Board of Education, and worked as a Substitute Teacher for the Craven County School System. Judy was a member of Temple Baptist Church. She volunteered for the Colonial Capital Humane Society for a couple of years, and her hobbies included bowling, collecting coins, Beanie Babies, and had recently taken up sailing and traveling across the country, but two of her most favorite loves were Elvis Presley and Bojangles Tea!
A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, May 7th, at Cornerstone Church, 2304 US-70, New Bern, NC 28560. Visitation will be from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, with service to follow at 7 pm.
Prior to the day of service, family will be accepting visitors at the home of Evelyn Rouse (Mother), 104 Neely Lane, New Bern. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Dr., Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202.See LessType your paragraph here.
Jorge Antonio Lagueruela
Jorge Antonio Lagueruela of Trinity, North Carolina, passed away on August 11th, 2021 at the age of 64 in Asheboro at The Randolph Hospice House, following a courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma. He was surrounded by his loved ones who will continue to honor his legacy by living their lives to the fullest. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. Jorge was born in Havana, Cuba, on October 6, 1956, and came with his mother, Dora Portuondo Wyatt, father, Francisco Javier Lagueruela, sister, brothers, uncle, and cousins to the United States in 1960. Jorge attended High Point University and played on the men’s soccer team for two years. He then began serving HPU as the Student Government Vice President until he graduated a member of the Order of the Lighted lamp in 1979. After graduation, Jorge applied his Business Administration degree at American Machine & Foundry, first with AMF Hatteras Yachts for three years and then with AMF Marine International for two years.
Jorge married his fellow classmate and love of his life, Debra Dorland, on September 6, 1980, in Bethesda, Maryland. Together, they had three wonderful children: Megan, Evan and Eric. In 1984 he co-founded Trinity Furniture, Inc. where he has been the president for 37 years. Jorge has received many awards and accolades including the Small Business Administration’s North Carolina Minority Small Business Person of the Year (1992), a four-time recipient of the Business Journal Fast 50, 2008 U.S. Department of Commerce Exporter of the Year, the Business Journal top ranked Hispanic Business of the Year (several years running) and the 2014 HPU Alumnus of the Year award. An active board member with the Archdale-Trinity YMCA and Randolph Community College, Jorge was also very active with Hopewell United Methodist Church, serving on the Board of Trustees and as a member of the choir. Jorge’s pride was his family, and he had a way of making everyone he met know that they meant the world to him. He was an avid cyclist participating in the Cycle North Carolina Mountains to the Coast ride multiple times. He was also a passionate HPU athletics and Carolina Panthers fan. Jorge is survived by his wife Debra, daughter Megan of Greensboro, son Evan and his wife Ali and their son Owen of High Point and son Eric of Durham. He has a sister, Dori Badura of Texas, and 2 brothers Frank (‘Cisco’) of Ecuador and Jaime of Winston-Salem. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, August 19th, 2021, at 6 p.m. at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in High Point. A live stream will be available for those who can’t attend at https://wmchurch.online.church. In remembrance of Jorge’s life, the family asks that any charitable donations be made to The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation in his name. Type your paragraph here.
Jenny Lynn Langley, 65, of 133 Badin Lake Circle, New London, died Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro.
Funeral Services, 3:00 PM, Tuesday, at Pleasant Grove Christian Church, Bennett.
Officiating, Rev. Don Edwards.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Jenny was a native of Chatham County, longtime resident of Ramseur, and more recently resided at Badin Lake. She previously attended Pleasant Grove Christian Church in Bennett, has currently been attending Badin Shores Chapel, and is a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church in Staley. She was a 1971 graduate of Eastern Randolph High School, and a dedicated employee of Prestige Fabricators, where she retired with 31 years. Jenny was preceded in death by her father, Rufus Brown. Survivors: husband of forty six years, Doug Langley, of the home, son, Jeremy Langley and wife Melody, of Coleridge, daughter, Brooke Scott and husband Jordan, of East Bend, mother, Pearl Brown, of Bennett, sisters, Carol Sheppard and husband J.A., of Seagrove, Teresa Seawell and husband Robbie, of Badin Lake, Sheila Oakes and husband Barry, of Pinehurst, brother, Roger Brown and wife Susan, of Liberty, one precious to her heart granddaughter, Parker Elise Scott, of East Bend, her fur babies, Beesly, Lucy, Romeo, and Oakley, numerous nieces and nephews, and many beloved friends. Visitation, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Monday, Loflin Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ramseur, and other times at the residence of Jeremy and Melody, in Coleridge. Condolences may be made online at www.loflinfuneralservice.com. Arrangements by Loflin Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ramseur. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph County, PO Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204, or to the Badin Shores Chapel, 4 Club House Dr., New London, NC 28127.Type your paragraph here.
Hazel Lucille Darby Allred September 28, 1917 - March 6, 2015
HIGH POINT — Hazel Allred, 97, died Friday, March 6, at Hillside Nursing Center, Wake Forest, NC where she had been a resident for several years.
Hazel was born in Anderson, SC to Clint and Idell Darby and moved to High Point as a child. She worked at Burlington Mills, Diamond Mills and retired from Hatteras Yachts. In 1985 she moved to Raleigh to be close to family. Hazel cared deeply for her family and was who we turned to for support and encouragement.
Hazel was predecessed by her husband George; her sisters, Freda Erwin, Sarah Nicola, Marie Marsh; and her brother, Elmer Darby.
She is survived by daughter Christine Frazier and son-in-law Cam of Sunset Beach, NC; granddaughter, Liz Woodall (Chad); great-granddaughters, Kailyn and Kindley Woodall of Raleigh, NC; and sister, Betty Sleeth of Titusville, PA. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Services will be on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 with a visitation from 12-1 p.m. at Sechrest Funeral Home in High Point and a graveside service at 2:00 p.m. at Floral Gardens.
Online condolences may be made at SechrestFunerals.com.Hazel Lucille Darby Allred
Alexander Oldham McCarley , Jr. died unexpectedly on October 26, 2018 at his home in Newport, NC. He was born in Wilmington, May 10, 1968 the son of A. O. McCarley and the late Janis Duckworth McCarley. Alex was a graduate of Hoggard High School and NC State University. After earning his engineering degree from NC State, he went on to work at several production boat companies including Pursuit, Bertram, and Hatteras. Throughout his career, Alex had always maintained a love for Carolina style sport fishermen and when the chance to develop a new line of custom boats with Shearline Boatworks arose, he jumped at the opportunity and never looked back. Beginning with Hull no. 1 in 2000, Alex designed every boat Shearline has built which range from 18’ to 61’. He earned the reputation of designing some the softest riding, most efficient hulls available today. Alex also enjoyed offshore fishing and tinkering with new designs. He is survived by his father, Alexander Oldham McCarley, brother James Duckworth McCarley and wife Rachel of Wilmington, and brother Daniel McEachern McCarley of Denver, CO. Following Alex’s wishes, the urn will be placed onboard Shearline Hull No. 33, a 32’ center console named “Sea Hag”. Members of the McCarley family and the Shearline family will escort him to the Masonboro Inlet Sea Buoy where his ashes will be scattered on Sunday, November 18, 2018. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Coastal Conservation Association, 4809 Hargrove Rd # 123, Raleigh, NC 27616
CARROLL MERTON BRITT
( January 23, 1937 - April 30, 2020 )
Date Line: Merry Hill/ Mt. Gould, NC
Carroll Merton Britt, age 83 of Mt. Gould died at Vidant Memorial Hospital in Greenville, NC on April 30, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was born on January 23, 1937 in Bertie County to the late Merton Wingate Britt and Sadie Harrell Britt. He was predeceased by his brother, Kenneth W. Britt. Carroll graduated from Colerain High School and East Carolina University with a degree in business. He was an Army Veteran serving in the Korean Conflict. He spent most of his life in the marine industry, including 35 years with Hatteras Yacht and 16 years with Piedmont Plastic Marine Division. He was a member of Riverside Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, and various other committees. He was a past member of the Bertie County Board of Elections, a member of Davie Masonic Lodge AF and AM #39 in Ahoskie where he was past Master for several years and also Charity Masonic Lodge #5 in Windsor where he served at secretary.
He was married in 1960 to his childhood sweetheart, Judith Norvelle Britt and is survived by his wife Judy; sons, William C. Britt of Jacksonville, Fl., and Michael W. Britt and wife, Sue of Climax, NC; daughter, Janet Britt Siplon and husband, Page, of Cumming, GA; grandchildren, Patrick Britt, Ashley Britt, Jordan Britt, Kristin Wolfe and husband, Ryan, Thomas Siplon and Lillian Siplon. Services will be held at Riverside Baptist Church with a Masonic graveside service on May 9, 2020 at 2:00 PM with Dr. Gene Martin officiating. Memorials can be made to the Building Fund of Riverside Baptist Church, 1206 NC 45 North, Merry Hill, NC 27957. Online condolences may be directed to www.walkerfh.net. Walker Funeral Home of Windsor is serving the Britt family.
Mr. Larry Ralph Sexton, 78, went Home to be with his Lord Thursday night, April 16, 2020 at his residence. A graveside service will be held on Monday, April 20, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Guilford Memorial Park with Pastor Jeff Turcotte and Pastor Mike Smith officiating. Mr. Sexton was preceded in death by his parents, John and Elsie Sexton; sisters, Jackie and Carol; brother, Ray; and grandson, Aaron. Larry was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who cherished his time with his family. He was a dedicated Christian who trusted in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior when he was twelve years old at a Billy Graham Crusade. He enjoyed spending time working in his garden and working with wood. With over 34 years of service, Larry retired from Hatteras Yacht Company in High Point, NC. Mr. Sexton is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Mabel Sexton; daughters, Cheryl Smith (Mike), Deann Dye (Randy), and Anita Coggin (Chris); grandchildren, Kaitlin, Lauren, Melissa, Ethan, Emily, and Ryan; great-grandchildren, Lacie, Elena, and Judah; brother, Don Sexton (Thelma); and a host of other family and friends whom he loved. The family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan’s Purse PO Box 3000 Boone, NC 28607 or visit their website for donations to specific needs.
William Thomas, Jr. HIGH POINT — William “Neil” Thomas Jr., was born to William Thomas, Sr. and Susie Brown Thomas on November 12, 1938 in Edison, Georgia. He departed this life Friday, March 3, 2017. As a young boy, he attended schools in Georgia. He settled in High Point, NC in the early 1950s. He was gainfully employed with Hatteras Yachts and retired after 35 years. Neil was a faithful member and servant of High Point Deliverance Temple, before his assignment to Grace Point United Pentecostal Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughters, Brodie Thomas and Tamika Barnes. He leaves to cherish his memories, ex-wife, Joann Thomas; daughters, Dixie (Kenneth) Horn, Bernadette Thomas, Tara (Ronnie) Pomales; sons, Gary (Mazondra) Thomas, Ricky Wilson, William C. Ingram; step-mother, Rebecca Thomas; grandchildren, Michael Thomas, Josyln Thomas, Courtney Thomas, Lauren Thomas, Miles Wilson, Keymanta Wilson, Ricki Wilson, and four great-grandchildren; siblings, Willie C. Thomas, James H. Thomas, Benjamin (Queenie) Thomas, Betty Witherspoon, Mabel (Grady) Moore, Charles Thomas, Jacqueline (Allen) Banister, Veietta Thomas, Theresa (Tony) Wright, Verian (Rex) Griffen, Erees Thomas, Alton (Andria) Thomas; in-laws, Doris Wilson, Lillian Ingram, John Wilson and Juanita Wright; one aunt, Pearlie Mae Jenkins; a special cousin, Elizabeth Robbin; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and close friends. Funeral service will be held Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. at New Beginnings Full Gospel Ministries, 215 Fourth Street. Interment will follow at Guil-Rand Memorial Park, 1550 NC 62 W., High Point, NC. The family will receive friends at the church from 2 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be sent to the Thomas family at phillipsfuneralserviceinc.com.