Obituaries May 8, 2013

May. 07, 2013 @ 06:22 PM

Daniel W. Atkins Jr.

HIGH POINT — Daniel W. Atkins Jr., 57, of High Point passed away Sunday May 5, 2013, at the Hospice Home in High Point. Born July 10, 1955, he was the son of Daniel Atkins Sr. of High Point and the late Betty Day.

As a youth he loved speed skating. He joined the Job Corps and later became a Marine. From going to South Africa to guarding the American Embassy, Danny didn’t mind. Danny loved the beach. It was his dream to live there some day. Danny was the owner and operator of “D.W.A. Drywall.” He taught many young boys and girls to be your own person. Let your word be your bond. Drywall was his passion until cancer took control three years ago.

He is survived by his Dad, Daniel Atkins Sr.; one brother, Carl Atkins and wife Linda of Wallburg, N.C.; one half-brother, Scott Atkins of Sophia, N.C.; one daughter, Ashleigh Thomas; and one grandson, Tommy of High Point. Several nieces and one nephew also survive. Also surviving are two special friends, the Rev. Gene Parron and Betty L. Alley of High Point.

He was a member of Faith Temple Church where he was raised as a child.

Memorial services will be at Faith Temple Church on South Elm Street at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2013, with the Rev. Lewis Coltren officiating. The family would like to thank the staff at the Hospice Home for their loving support and care and for all who have been here in our hour of need. His motto was “Give me a minute I’ll fix it.”


Ernest Bowie Jr.

JAMESTOWN — Ernest (Buddy) Heinsohn Bowie, Jr., age 66, died at High Point Regional Hospital on May 1, 2013, after a long fight with pneumonia. He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Nancy McClure Bowie.

Born March 19, 1947, in Florence, SC, he graduated from the Citadel in 1968 with a degree in electrical engineering. Ernest served from 1969-1972 in the Army at Fort Ord, California, attaining the rank of lieutenant.

Ernest lived in Jamestown, NC, for the last 30 years and worked at Duke Energy until retiring in 2003 after 35 years.

Survivors include his son, Ernest (Beau) H. Bowie, III and wife Kim of Jamestown, NC, and daughter Christine Bowie Morrison and husband Michael of Jamestown, NC. Four grandchildren Ernest (Boyd) H. Bowie IV, Hannah M. Morrison, Charles (Bray) B. Bowie and Michael Craige Morrison III. His sisters Ann B. Love of Taylorsville, SC, and Gay Reames of Charlotte, NC. And many other cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday May, 11, at Oakdale Methodist Church, 534 Oakdale Rd., Jamestown, NC. Relatives and friends are welcome at 406 Spring Rd, Jamestown, NC, after the service.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers can be made to the Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes Association.


Esther A. Davidson

ASHEBORO — Esther Allred Davidson, age 94, of Asheboro died Monday. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel in Asheboro. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro, NC, and other times at her home.


Anthony Demato

BURLINGTON — Anthony Demato, 96, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.


Billy Junior Wagner

HIGH POINT — Mr. Billy Junior Wagner, 78, resident of High Point, died May 6, 2013, at High Point Regional Hospital.

Mr. Wagner was born November 5, 1934, in Volga, WV, a son of the late Willie Joe and Minnie Kincaid Wagner. He was a 1953 graduate of Buckhannon Upshur High School and married the former Shirley Dulaney of Pickens, WV, the same year. He worked for the Buckhannon Milling Company, and after moving to Jamestown, NY, in 1957, he worked for Marlin Rockwell (MRC). In 1967 he accepted God’s call into the ministry and served as minister for the EUB, United Methodist and Wesleyan Conferences. He returned to Buckhannon in 1973 as the director of EvUn Breth Acres. In 1977 he accepted a position as the director of the Florida United Methodist Youth Camp in Leesburg, FL. In 1988 he moved to High Point, NC, where he retired from Wesleyan Arms Nursing Center in 1999. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, wood working and spending time with family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Wonna Mae Karickhoff; and two brothers, William and David Wagner.

Surviving is his wife of the residence; five children, Richard Lynn Wagner and wife Kim of Buckhannon, WV, Daniel Wagner of High Point, Teresa Borcheck and husband Michael of Maitland, FL, Lori Johnson and husband Robin of Eustis, FL, and Donna Rae Woods of High Point; one sister, Rosalie Lewis of Ravenswood, WV; one brother, Maynard Wagner and wife Jean of Jamestown, NY; eleven grandchildren, David, Neil, Lindsey, Christopher, Becky, Dustin, Hope, Brandon, Sarah, Josh and Zac; six great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Carol Wagner of Providence Forge, VA; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of the Cumby Funeral Service in High Point with Rev. Phil Bailey and Rev. Phil Kirkman officiating. Interment will be 2:00 p.m. Friday at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Buckhannon, WV. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, 516 N. Adams St. Tallahassee, FL 32301. On-line condolences may be made through


Sandra Zudonyi

LEXINGTON — Sandra Bordeau Zudonyi, 65, of Erwen Road, died Monday, May 6, 2013, at her home. A memorial service will be 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2013, at Victory Baptist Church in China Grove. The family will receive friends following the service at the church and other times at the home. Davidson Funeral Home is serving the family.