Obituaries October 11, 2013

Oct. 10, 2013 @ 05:50 PM

George Blomquist, Jr.

LEXINGTON — George Blomquist, Jr., 88, of Lexington, passed away October 9, 2013, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, October 12, at First United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends immediately after the service in the church fellowship hall. Davidson Funeral Home is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at


Suzanne Cleavinger

SANFORD — Suzanne Cleavinger, 81, passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2013, at Central Carolina Hospital. Cremation Services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.


Theresa Hunter Hill

TRINITY — Theresa Hunter Hill, 52, of Trinity, died Sunday, October 6, 2013.

Theresa was born September 27, 1961, to Hugh and Theresa O’Conner Hunter. She worked as a packer for Aerotek. Theresa enjoyed reading and cooking and loved her family dearly. She was preceded in death by her father.

Theresa is survived by husband, Michael R. Hill; mother, Theresa Hunter of Delware; children, David Hunter of Delaware, Toni Bauder of Indiana, and Michael Kopp of Maryland; brothers, Michael Hunter, Hue Hunter, Terry Hunter, Ronald Hunter, Richard Hunter, all of Delaware; sister, Michelle Hunter, also of Delaware; and grandchildren Nathan and Becky of Maryland.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, October 12, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Springfield Friends Meeting Cemetery, High Point, with Pastor Amos Mashburn officiating. Visitation will held prior to the service from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.

Online condolences may be made to Theresa’s memorial page at Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.


Hallie Belle Marsh Huff

GREENSBORO — Hallie Belle Marsh Huff, 92, entered into the presence of God Wednesday October 9, 2013.

Hallie was born to Thomas and Eva Marsh, January 19, 1921. She was a graduate of Trinity High School. She married Melvin Huff on December 3, 1942, and spent 67 wonderful years together until his death in 2009.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Garner and Junior, sisters, Hazel, Alma and Zelda, and caregivers, Louann Gaines and Ada Miller. She is survived by her children, Steve, Marsha and husband Eugene and Douglas and wife Sue; four grandsons, Philip, Nathan, Ryan, and Kevin, one great-grandson, Elijah, and sisters, Claudia and Mildred.

A devoted wife, mother and friend, she was a member of Community Baptist Church, serving in the music ministry and teaching Sunday School for more than 35 years. Above all else, she was a devoted follower of Jesus Christ.

The family would like to extend sincere gratitude to Linda Hedrick and Sheryl Harris for their compassionate care of Miss Hallie. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, October 12, at 1 p.m. at Community Baptist Church with Reverend J.R. Gossett officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hanes Lineberry Vanstory Chapel and from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church. On line condolences may be made at


Betty Lou “Granny” Tuttle Hughes

LEXINGTON — Mrs. Betty Lou “Granny” Tuttle Hughes, 83, a resident of Smith Farm Road, died Thursday, October 10, 2013, at the Henry Etta & Bruce Hinkle Hospice House. She was born on November 10, 1929, in Stokes County, NC, to Wade Tuttle and Lillie Kiser Tuttle. She retired as a seamstress from Carolina Underwear and was associated with Mary Myers Daycare, where she was affectionately known as “Granny.” She was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Hughes on August 8, 1980; sister, Mildred Rumley; and brothers, Clarence, Tommy, and James Tuttle.; son-in-law, Darrell Myers.

Surviving are three daughters, Mary Myers of the home, Rachel Tillotson and husband Jon of Lexington, and Tammy Phillips and husband Tony of Thomasville; two sons, Gilbert Ray Hughes and wife Betty and James “Duke” Hughes, all of Lexington; brother, Mike Tuttle of Greensboro; seven grandchildren, Dwight Myers and wife Jane of Lexington, Penny Myers and boyfriend, Don Wilkerson of Lexington, Steven Hughes of Lexington, Ashley Snider and husband Lonnie of Denton, Crystal Tillotson and boyfriend, Adam Yetman of Lexington, Christian Phillips of Thomasville, and Brandon Phillips of Raleigh; and seven great-grandchildren, D.J. Myers, Cody Myers, Hunter Myers, Miley Myers, Jonathan White, William Yetman, all of Lexington, and Dalton Snider of Denton; and two longtime friends, Dianne Carrick and Cathy Frisbee.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, October 13, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville with Rev. Fred Carlton and Rev. Steve Jarvis officiating. Interment will follow in Clarksbury United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday one hour prior to the service from 2-3 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292, Make-A-Wish Foundation, 200 Centreport Dr. Greensboro, NC 27409, or to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 4600 Park Rd. Ste. 100, Charlotte, NC 28209. Online condolences may be sent to


Russ Mallonee

HIGH POINT — Russell Gaston Mallonee of Old Mill Road, High Point, NC, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Shannon Gray Rehabilitation Center, Jamestown. Russ was a loving husband, dad, and Paw Paw to four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was born November 1, 1921, to William Thomas Clendenon Mallonee and Myrtle Gaston Mallonee in Candler, NC. He graduated from Candler High School and was a US Army veteran of WWII from 1942-1946. He fought in Guadalcanal in the South Pacific where he was seriously wounded and was awarded the Purple Heart. Serving his country was always a source of pride for him. Mr. Mallonee was a retired business manager for Southern Oil Company, was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and a charter member of Colonial Country Club. He especially enjoyed cherished time with his family, playing golf, watching western movies, and watching his favorite teams, the Carolina Tar Heels and the Atlanta Braves.

He married Margaret Louise Bell from Asheville, NC in 1942, and they were married 27 years until her passing. In 1970 he married Arvia Rollins Upton of High Point, NC. They were married 37 years until her passing in 2007.

Those left to cherish his memory include his daughters, Ronda Foster and her husband, Jim of Greensboro, Carol Sams and her husband, Jim, Jr. of High Rock Lake; four grandsons, Darren Sams of High Rock Lake, Jim Sams III and his wife, Melissa of Wallburg, Dave Foster of Greensboro, Al Foster and his wife, Sara of Knoxville, Tn.; three great-grandsons, Jay Sams, Logan Sams, Jackson Foster; and many dear nieces and nephews, and friends.

In addition to his parents and wives, preceding him in death were five brothers and three sisters.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to his home caregivers, the doctors and nurses at High Point Regional Hospital and Shannon Gray Rehab, our family and our church families, friends, and neighbors for their love, support, and prayers during his illness.

Visitation will be held from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Saturday, October 12, at Cumby Funeral Home, 1015 Eastchester Dr., High Point, NC. A service to celebrate Russ’ life will be held on Sunday, October 13, at 2:00 p.m. at Montmorenci United Methodist Church, 89 Old Candler Town Rd., Candler, NC, with Reverend Lisa Hartzog Hannah officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Odell Dillard, Jim Fox, Lane Mallonee, Chuck Mallonee, Al Foster, Dave Foster, Jim Sams III and Darren Sams.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Russ’ memory may be sent to: Ft. Bragg Fisher House, 12 Bassett St., Ft. Bragg, NC 28307. Online condolences can be made at Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service of High Point.


Shatina Rivers

TRINITY — Shatina Rivers, 37, of Trinity, NC, died on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at High Point Regional Hosital. Professional arrangements entrusted to People’s Funeral & Cremation Services, High Point.