Obituaries January 17, 2013

Jan. 16, 2013 @ 06:32 PM

Mack Donald Bates
HIGH POINT — Mr. Mack Donald Bates Jr., 89, son of the late Mack and Susie Bates, was born on July 10, 1923, in Barnwell, SC. He was called home to heaven on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at his residence.
He was married to the late Mary Patterson Bates for 65 years and from that union four children were born. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Betty Bates Phifer.
Mack attended the public school in High Point, NC. He was employed with HPT&D Railroad Co. He was a member of True Love Pentecostal Church.
Survivors who will cherish his memory are four sons, Marvin (Dorothy) Bates, James (Mary) Bates, Glen (Melweese) Bates and Gregory (Delia) Bates, all of High Point, NC; one daughter, Carol Bates of the home; eighteen grandchildren; forty great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law, James (Helen) Johnson of Brooklyn, NY; two sisters-in-law, Sandra Weaver of Jackson Heights, NY, and Fernell Weaver of Seat Pleasant, MD; and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 18, 2013, at Phillips Funeral Service Chapel, 1810 Brockett Ave. The family will receive friends at the chapel from 12:30 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. and other times at the home, 1135 Montlieu Avenue. Interment will follow at Guilford Memorial Park, Greensboro, NC.
Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc., High Point, NC.
Online condolences may be sent to the Bates family at

Ray Berrier
LEXINGTON — Ray McKeever Berrier, 52, died Tuesday, January 16, 2013.  A funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 17 at Davidson Funeral Home, Hickory Tree Chapel. Davidson Funeral Home, Hickory Tree Chapel is assisting the family.

James Ray Faircloth
THOMASVILLE — Mr. James Ray Faircloth, 88, of 208 South Westwood Avenue, passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, at Thomasville Medical Center.  He was born on November 17, 1924, in Stanley County, the son of James Abraham Faircloth and Edith McDaniel Faircloth.  He was formerly employed as a machinist at Ragan Knitting and Tysinger Hosiery.  He was of the Methodist faith.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Mary Frances Pierce.  On September 4, 1943, he married Laurestine Byerly Faircloth and they were married for 60 years. She also preceded him in death on October 25, 2003. 
Surviving Mr. Faircloth are his two sons, Dale Ray Faircloth and wife Barbara Suggs Faircloth, and Mike S. Faircloth and wife Wanda Beck Faircloth, all of Thomasville; one sister, Carolyn Wilson and husband Hoyt of Thomasville; three grandchildren, Aharon Michael Faircloth of Thomasville, Tyson Shane Faircloth and wife Jenny Flynn Faircloth of Greensboro, and Monica Sloan Moser and husband Rick of Hickory, NC; and five great-grandchildren, Aharon Michael Faircloth, II, Skyler Brook Faircloth, Rylan James Faircloth, Madison Grace Moser, and Rylee B. Moser.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at Holly Hill Memorial Park with Rev. David Noyes officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville and other times at the home. Memorials may be directed to Fair Grove United Methodist Church, 138 Fairgrove Church Road, Thomasville, NC  27360.  Online condolences may be sent to the Faircloth family at  

Rudolph Hall
GREENSBORO — Rudolph Hall, 74, passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2013. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.


Mendoza Jose
GREENSBORO — Baby Mendoza Jose passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2013. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.


Gordon Lindley
THOMASVILLE — F. Gordon Lindley, 85, a resident of Piedmont Crossing, Thomasville, formerly of High Point, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2013.  Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Cumby Family Funeral Service of High Point.

James Pierce Quinn
GREENSBORO — Mr. James Pierce Quinn, age 83, passed away January 10 in the Hospice Home of High Point. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday at 2:00 p.m. in Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in High Point. Please offer condolences with the familiy at

Ruth Wiseman 
HIGH POINT — Ruth Lawrence Wiseman, 92, a resident of High Point, passed away Monday, January 14, 2013.
She was born June 12, 1920, in Surry County, NC, to the late William Jess Lawrence and Catherine Shephard Lawrence. She was a homemaker and caregiver, and a former member of Ward Street United Methodist Church. Ruth was a current member of God’s House of Prayer. She enjoyed cooking, working in her yard, meeting people and caring for her daughter, Anne. In addition to her parents, preceding her in death were her husband of 64 years, Alfred Amos Wiseman; 4 brothers and 6 sisters.
She is survived by her daughter; Anne Wiseman of the home; her sister, Mary Craig and her husband Richard of Washington, NC; her brother, Wade Boyles Lawrence and his wife Eloise of Asheboro. Also surviving are her special friends and caregivers, Mike Kennedy, Bianca Kennedy, Tonya Cook and Lisa Phillips.
A service to celebrate Ruth’s life will be held Friday, January 18, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point with Evangelist Bruno Wolf and Pastor Anne Elmore officiating. The family will receive friends Friday from 12:30 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. at the funeral home. The family would like to thank the staff of Hospice for the care and concern shown to Ruth during her illness. Memorials in Ruth’s memory may sent to: Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262. Online Condolences may be made at Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service of High Point.