Obituaries February 6, 2013

Feb. 05, 2013 @ 06:31 PM

Gracie Alkire
THOMASVILLE — Gracie Alkire passed away February 5, 2013, at High Point Regional Hospital. Private service will be held Friday February 8, 2013.


Betty Everhart
LEXINGTON — Betty Caroline Goss Everhart, 85, of Beck’s Church Road, went home to be with Jesus, Monday, February 4, 2013, at Hinkle Hospice House following declining health for one year.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday, February 8, 2013, at Sheets Memorial Baptist Church, where she was a member, with the Rev. Frankie Matthews officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, February 7, 2013, at Davidson Funeral Home.
Surviving are her husband, Eugene Gray Everhart of the home; son, Johnny Foil Everhart of Kernersville; daughters, Carolyn Robbins and husband Gary and family of Trinity Patty Trantham and husband Tip and family of Linwood; sisters, Norma Jean Dunning of Lexington and Mildred Costello of Virginia.


Polly C. Hill
BURLINGTON — Polly C. Hill, 84, passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2013. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.


Josephine H. Ingram
LEXINGTON — Josephine Hall Ingram, 82, of Lexington died Monday, February 4, 2013, at her home.
The funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday, February 7, 2013, at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Crestview Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11 to 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home prior to the service and other times at the home.

Margaret Jones
KERNERSVILLE — Our dear, most loving and precious Mom, Margaret Frances Briggs Jones went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, February 3, 2013.  Margaret was born in Rockingham County on June 10, 1915, to the late Robert Lee Briggs and Ada Ann Paschal Briggs of High Point.  After graduating from High Point High School in 1932, she began employment at the Triangle Hosiery Mill and worked there for 12 years. Mom married our Dad, Chester Wilson Jones, on April 20, 1935.   Several years later, she began employment at Jarrett Stationery Company and worked there until her retirement in February 2011 at the age of 95.  Mom was a very dedicated and valuable employee.  She enjoyed her job and loved what she did for a living.  She was a people person, so dealing with the public was one of her many passions.
Mom was an active member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Kernersville since 1963.  She was a member of the Dorcas Sunday School Class and the Negrin Circle.  Mom served on many committees throughout the years.
Mom was a member of the Kernersville Family YMCA.  She met so many new friends there and thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the Silver Sneakers.
Mom was preceded in death by her husband and our Dad, Chester Wilson Jones, who passed away in May 1973.  Also her dearly beloved  grandson, Shane Patrick Wilson, who passed away in May 2006.  She leaves behind two sons and one daughter, Jerry and wife Betty Jones of Thomasville, Mike and wife Peggy Jones of High Point, Margaret’s daughter, Tommie and husband Fred Bowen (caregivers) of Kernersville, grandson and wife, Matt and Stephanie Jones, and granddaughter and husband, Brooke and Josh Stegenga, and a great-granddaughter Claire Jones.  She also leaves behind a brother, Harold Briggs, neices and nephews, and many dear friends.
Mom, you have demonstrated the true beauty and heart of a servant.  It was evident from the special gifts and talents that you were given by God that this was truly your calling in life.  You never failed to use them either.  Your life clearly illustrated the love you had for Christ and for other people.  Everyone who knew you will remember you for the unending gifts that you gave, your cards, telephone calls, visits, cooking and delivering meals, and most of all your prayers and encouraging words.   You honestly have done without yourself, in order to meet others needs.  You have always put God and others first.  Your love and generosity that you have shown toward your children, grandchildren, family, friends, and others have been profound.  We have been truly blessed to have you as our Mom and friend.  Thank you for showing us the true meaning of unconditional love.  You have truly fulfilled God’s purpose in your life.  We will miss you, but we also look with anticipation to the day we see you again in Heaven!  We love you Mom.
A service to celebrate Margaret’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 8, 2013, at Hillcrest Baptist Church with Pastor Jason Murray officiating. Interment will follow in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.  at Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point and other times at the home. Memorials in Margaret’s memory may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC, 27262. Many thanks to the staff at High Point Family Practice, High Point Regional Hospital and Hospice of High Point. Online condolences may be made at Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service of High Point. 

George Edward McCarn
George Edward McCarn age 81, of The Meadows of Rockwell, formerly of Lexington, passed away at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, Monday afternoon February 4, 2013. A funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday at Center Hill Baptist Church. Arrangements are by Piedmont Funeral Home. Online condolences can be made at


Jessie Ray Miller
ASHEBORO — Jessie Ray “Tommy” Miller, 80, died February 5, 2013. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Pugh Funeral Home Chapel, Asheboro.

Harvey R. Shaw
ASHEBORO — Mr. Harvey Ralph Shaw, 74, of Asheboro, NC, died Monday, February 4, 2013. A funeral service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 7, 2013, at Ridge Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. Thursday, February 7, 2013, at Ridge Funeral Home. Arrangements by Ridge Funeral Home & Cremation Service.


Donald “Don” Surratt
DENTON — Mr. William Donald “Don” Surratt, 83, of Denton died Tuesday, February 5. Funeral will be 2:00 pm Thursday, February 7, at Briggs Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. in Stanly Gardens of Memory in Albemarle. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton.


Al Woody
HIGH POINT — William Alfred “Al” Woody, 66, passed away unexpectedly Friday, January 25, 2013, at Moses Cone Hospital.  He was born on August 9, 1946, in Henry County, VA, to William Ben Woody and Estelle Joyce Woody. He was a 1964 graduate of Drewry Mason High School in Martinsville and a 1968 graduate of Virginia Tech. On April 19, 1969, he married the love of his life, Nancy Lee Arnold. He began a sales career that enabled them to experience the history and food of numerous regions in Virginia, Louisiana, Alabama and North Carolina.  Al’s love of cooking grew from these travels and experiences. He saw beauty in nature, which he expressed in gardening,  especially growing tomatoes. He was a creative man who enjoyed crafting: stained glass sun catchers & lampshades, wood walking sticks, BBQ sauce and canned produce. Al & Nancy’s admiration of hand-crafted items made in the USA led to their opening Country Specialties, a unique store ahead of its time, in Greensboro in 1984.  Al later worked for Lowes Home Improvements as long as his health permitted. In 2004, Al & Nancy moved to Trap Hill, N,C to live in their dream log mountain home. Due to health reasons, they returned to the Triad (High Point) in 2008.  He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, where he was a member of the 50+ club, delivered for Meals on Wheels, cooked for the youth & various events and established the church garden. Al was a loving and caring son, husband, father, brother and uncle who will be deeply missed. Surviving are his beloved wife, Nancy, and daughter, Erin E. Woody of the home; his mother, Estelle Woody of the home; his sister, Janet Rivas and her husband Michael of Richmond, VA; 3 nephews: Andrew and Nicholas Rivas, and Dr. Brian Woody; 2 nieces: Vickie Beyer and Susie Schaller; and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his father and his brother, Ronald Wayne Woody.  A service celebrating Al’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 9, 2013, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church with Pastor David Olson officiating. The family will see friends following the service in the church’s fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 1401 Heathcliff Road, High Point, NC 27262. Online condolences may be made at Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service of High Point.