Obituaries October 10, 2013

Oct. 09, 2013 @ 06:36 PM

Martha Jule Causey

SANFORD — Ms. Martha Jule Causey, 67, of the Deep River community, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at Sanford Health & Rehabilitation Center. Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 13, 2013, at Zion Christian Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service in the church fellowship hall from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Condolences may be made at Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.


Sherman Ward Hailes

Mary 4, 1921-October 4, 2013

GREENSBORO — Sherman Ward “Pops” Hailes, also known as “The Chair Man”, passed away Friday night October 4, 2013, at the age of 92. He is now resting peacefully in the arms of our Lord.

He is survived by his son, Robert R. Hailes and wife Susan, brother Robert R. Hailes and wife Hilda, sister Lila Whitehead, grandchildren Lori Mustachio and husband Phillip, Brent Hailes and wife Sarah, Jennifer Duke and husband Christopher, Vanessa Hailes, and great-grandchildren Collin Hailes, Phillip Sherman Mustachio, Jaxon, Camron, Caden and Jossalyn Duke. He was predeceased by his wife Rosemary, parents Clarence “Greenwhiskers” Hailes and Dorothy, brothers Clarence Jr., Raymond, Griffin and Miles Hailes, sister Gladys Hailes, and his oldest son Sherman, Jr.

May our saddened hearts be healed in knowing the pain of his life is over and the beauty of his soul revealed. Pops fought the good fight. He stayed the course. He kept the faith. He was a Veteran of World War II, serving as a Merchant Marine before, during and after the war. After being honorably discharged, he was a Stevedore Superintendent at the Port of Houston in Texas. He lived his life to the fullest and enriched the lives of countless others. He made children’s chairs in his backyard shed for a couple of dollars during his retirement years just to stay busy. Several hundred children from the High Point area now sit in chairs he hand made. Pops was filled with a zest for life that never grew old and kept him eternally young. It’s said that a man never truly dies as long as memories of him are shared with others. If that’s true, he will never be far away and will live forever in our hearts and cherished memories. There never was before or ever will be a character like him. He will surely be missed by all who ever met him. The world will be a dull and less interesting place without him.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 12, 2013, at Forbis and Dick-Guilford Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262. Online condolences may be offered at

Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”


Tony Wayne Harris Sr.

HIGH POINT — Tony Wayne Harris Sr., born Nov. 30, 1961, passed away Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at Hospice Home in High Point after months of declining health.

Survivors include his mother and father Ethel and Larry Smith; sisters Shirley and Carolyn; brothers Johnny and Ricky; his son Tony Wayne Harris Jr.; and step-daughter Crystal Adams; special friends Sandra and Chuck Williams of High Point.

The memorial service is pending.


Jody Ray Hunt

HIGH POINT — Mr. Jody Ray Hunt, 41, passed away Monday, October 7, 2013, at W.F.U. Baptist Medical Center.

Jody was born in High Point, June 13, 1972, a son of Hollis “Bobby” Hunt, Jr. and Kathy Brown Hunt. He owned and operated The Tree Man Tree Service and was of the Baptist faith. Jody loved spending time with his family and friends.

Surviving are two daughters, Shelby and Sheyenne Hunt and their mother, Rhonda Maynard Dye; two sons, Jody Ray Hunt, Jr. and Jayden Hunt and their mother Amanda Horne; his parents; a sister, Renee Osborne and husband Eric; a brother, Toby Hunt and wife Susan; step-daughter, Samantha Maynard; a special nephew, Gabriel Beckom; a niece, four nephews and many cousins.

A Celebration of Jody’s Life will be held Friday at 6 p.m. in the Davis Funerals and Cremations Chapel by Pastor Doug McGee. The family will receive friends following the service until 8 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be made at


Joseph Simon Myers

TRINITY — Mr. Joseph Simon Myers, 79, a resident of Twin Oaks Drive, passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at Lexington Medical Center. He was born on October 3, 1928, in Forsyth County to Lee Myers and Mary Williams Myers. He served in the United States Army and retired from Clyde Pearson Company. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Sally Marie Myers Goins; four sisters; and three brothers. He was married to Ruby Clodfelter Myers, who also preceded him in death.

He is survived by his son, Joseph S. Myers, Jr. and wife Sue of Thomasville; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, October 11, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. in J. C. Green and Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville with Rev. Michael Ferguson officiating. Interment will follow in Floral Garden Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Friday from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., prior to the service. Online condolences may be sent to the Myers family at


Vincent Venturino

JAMESTOWN — Vincent Venturinio, 87, of Jamestown, died Tuesday at High Point Regional Hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.