Obituaries March 4, 2014
Eula Mae Holt Braxton
GRAHAM — Mrs. Eula Mae Holt Braxton, 95, of Graham, died Monday, March 3, 2014, at the Hospice Home in Burlington. A native of Alamance County, Mrs. Braxton was the wife of the late Donell Braxton, Sr. and the daughter of the late Lemuel R. Holt and the late Manie McAdams Holt. Mrs. Braxton was a member of the First Baptist Church of Graham. She is survived by two daughters, Janice Mitchell of Graham and Elaine McBrayer and her husband, Dean, of Jamestown; one son, Donell “Donnie” Braxton, Jr. and his wife, Jane, of Snow Camp; one sister, Louise Heath of Mebane; one brother, Harvey Holt of Graham; seven grandchildren, Brian, Scott and Ashley Mitchell, Jay Braxton, Jamie Braxton Dalton, Laura McBrayer Cary and Ryan McBrayer and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ruth Holt and a brother, Hugh Holt.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at the First Baptist Church of Graham. Officiating will be the Rev. Travis Russell. Burial will follow in Alamance Memorial Park. The family will receive friends in the Ministry Center of the church, from 1 until 2 p.m., prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, N.C. 27215. The family would like to thank the staff of Alamance House and the Hospice Home for their love and care for Mrs. Braxton. Online condolences may be made at www.richandthompson.com.
KERNERSVILLE — Mr. Bobby Ray Canada, Sr., 82, of Canstaff Dr., went home to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, March 3, 2014, at his home surrounded by family. He was born July 18,1931 in Forsyth County to the late Elmer Henry and Carrie Ruth Hines Canada. He graduated from Glenn High School in 1951, a member of the first graduating class and school bus driver. Mr. Canada was member of Abbotts Creek Missionary Baptist Church where he served as Deacon, Trustee, Sunday School Teacher for young boys, Assistant Music Director and music director for Sunday School. Mr. Canada retired from R.J. Reynolds/Archer after receiving high achievements. He served as a little league baseball coach and helped C.R. coach softball team at Abbotts Creek for many years.
On November 12,1954, he married his true love, Dorothy Lee Smith. Mr. Canada was loved and known as a great man by all that knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Karen Lynn Canada and Pamela Sue Canada Ford; and two sisters, Luclie and Fleta Canada. Surviving is his wife of 59 years, Dorothy Lee Smith Canada of the home; son, Bobby Ray Cananda, Jr. and wife Renee’ Dobbins Canada; three brothers, Roger Samuel Canada, Neal William Canada and Dale Henry Canada; three grandchildren, Ashley Dawn Ford Pozil and husband Stephen, Harrison Tanner Ford (Brianna Riley), and Tyler Ray Canada; and one great-grandson, Parker Stephen Pozil.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Abbotts Creek Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Hollar, the Rev. Roy Cantrell and the Rev. Jack Rose officiating. Interment will follow in the Abbotts Creek Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Canada will remain at the J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home, Wallburg Chapel, 10301 N. N.C. Highway 109, Winston-Salem, until placed the church thirty minutes before the service and the family will be at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, 2014, and at other times at the home. Memorial gifts in Mr. Canada’s memory may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Dr., High Point, N.C. 27262 or to a charity of the donors choice. Online condolences may be sent to the Canada family at www.jcgreenandsons.com.
HIGH POINT — Mr. Edward Caulder, 93, resident of High Point, died March 1, 2013 at High Point Regional Hospital. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Veteran’s Cemetery in Salisbury. Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale is assisting the family.
HIGH POINT — Colon Hubert Jordan passed away on his farm on Sunday, March 2, 2014, with his family by his side. Arrangements are pending by Sechrest Funeral Service in High Point.
ASHEBORO — James Cooper, 87, passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.
GREENSBORO — Robert Dever, 80, passed away on Monday, March 3, 2014. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.
SALISBURY — Mary Pearl Johnston Hart, 87, of Trinity Oaks, Salisbury, passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Born May 27, 1926, in Mooresville, she was the daughter of the late W. Ross and Pearl Lea Johnston. Mrs. Hart attended Mooresville City Schools and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Queens College in Charlotte. Mrs. Hart was a retired school teacher for Davidson Elementary School. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Salisbury. Mrs. Hart was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Samuel T. Hart and brother, William Lea Johnston. She is survived by her niece, Elizabeth Johnston Arthurs; step-children, Patricia Carstensen and Elizabeth Harris; five step-grandchildren and two step-great grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Prospect Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Mooresville, with Dr. Randy Kirby officiating. The family will receive friends in the church parlor immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Scholarship Fund at Trinity Oaks, 728 Klumac Rd., Salisbury, N.C. 28144. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is serving the family of Mrs. Hart. Condolences may be made to the Hart family at www.cavin-cook.com.
THOMASVILLE — Mrs. Dianna “Joyce” Manns Hill, 78, passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. Joyce was born on May 14, 1935, in Davidson County to the late Ross and Alice Lambeth Manns. She was a 1953 graduate of David-Townsend School and a member of The True Church of God in Thomasville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister and four brothers. Surviving is her son, Robert Wayne Smith and wife Linda of Thomasville; a special niece, Dianne Albertson and husband Rev. Johnny Albertson of Thomasville; one brother, Lloyd Manns of Trinity and a special first cousin, Louise H. Todd. These family members were always there for Joyce during her illness and never left her side. Also surviving are several grandchildren and great grandchildren, all of Thomasville.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in the chapel of Thomasville Funeral Home, 18 Randolph Street, with Rev. Johnny Albertson and Rev. Clarence Stoneman officiating. Burial will follow in the Clarksbury United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at the funeral home. The family wishes to give special thanks to Joyce’s neighbors, Ruth, Fred, Wayne and Martha for their care and kindness and also to her church family for their prayers and friendship. Online condolences may be made on Joyce’s memorial page at www.ThomasvilleFH.com. Arrangements by Thomasville Funeral Home.
KERNERSVILLE — Mr. Elmer Luther “Lute” Hinkle, 82, of Andrews Dr., went home to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Kernersville Medical Center. He was born July 28, 1931, in Monroe County, West Virginia, a son of the late John Elmer Hinkle and Myrtle McNeil Hinkle. He was retired from McLean Trucking Company and a veteran of the United States Navy having served in the Korean War and a member of Abbotts Creek Missionary Baptist Church.
Lute was a Blacksmith and loved to shoe horses for many years. Surviving are his wife, Jean Latham Hinkle of the home; three daughters, Sylvia Lannertone (Jon) of High Point, Karen Hinkle of Kernersville and Lisa Disher (Rick) of Lexington; five grandchildren, Jordan Lingafelt, Justin Lingafelt (Cheri), Ansley Disher, Aron Disher and Anderson Disher. One sister, Ethel Burnett of Charleston, West Virginia.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Abbotts Creek Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Hollar officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mr. Hinkle will remain at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home “Wallburg Chapel” 10301 N. N.C. Highway 109 Winston-Salem, N.C. 27107 until placed in the church thirty minutes before the service. The family will be at the funeral home Wednesday, March 5, 2014, from 6 until 8 p.m. and other times at the home. Online condolences may be sent to the Hinkle family at www.jcgreenandsons.com.
TRINITY — Arnold Jasper Hunt, 79, resident of Trinity died March 2, 2014, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.
WINSTON-SALEM — Rayette McFayden Jackson, 53, passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.
LEXINGTON — R. Bruce Lohr, 85, of 2 Lantern Lane, Lexington, passed away peacefully on March 2, 2014, at Hinkle Hospice House. A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at 3 p.m. at the Family Life Center of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lexington. Visitation will follow the service.
LEXINGTON — Rose Pezzino Mendez 91 died Monday, March 3, 2014. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Davidson Funeral Home, Hickory Tree Chapel. Davidson Funeral Home, Hickory Tree Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at HYPERLINK “http://www.davidsonfuneralhome.net” www.davidsonfuneralhome.net.
KERNERSVILLE - Charles A. Petrowski, 70, passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.
DENTON — Mrs. Marjorie Garner Robinson, age 91, of Denton died Thursday, February 27 at Graybrier Nursing Center in Trinity. Briggs Funeral Home is serving the Robinson family.
LEXINGTON — Virginia Wise Smith, age 97, of Lexington passed away Sunday morning. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Davidson Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel.
GREENSBORO — Marguerite Washburn Thompson, 91, passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.
HIGH POINT — William Edgar Turner went to be with the Lord on March 2, 2014 at Pennybyrn, High Point. He was born May 25, 1929 in High Point the son of Clara Payne and William Delbert (Jack) Turner. He graduated from High Point High School in 1947 and High Point College (now University) Class of 1951. He was a member of Theta Chi Fraternity. He served his country four years in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He married the former Donna Jean Hudson on September 10, 1955, who survives of the home.
Mr. Turner was a member of First United Methodist Church, High Point Jaycees and Rotary Club of High Point, where he was a Paul Harris Fellow and served on several Committies in those organizations. He was a Board member of High Point College Panther Club, YMCA and Indian Guides of YMCA. He was President of Automatic Lathe Cutterhead Co. serving 30 years. Ed was a wonderful, caring husband, father, son and friend and will be missed by all. He was predeceased by his parents and sister Dorothy Turner Wagner Skinner. Leaving to cherish his memory are his wife of 58 years; a son, Craig W. Turner (Penny), two daughters, Terri Koontz (Bryan) and Nancy Draughan (Mike), grandchildren, Jacob W. Turner, Brett H. Koontz, Anna Draughan Stokes (Aaron), Alexandra Draughan Shaver (David), Lauren Turner Jones (Andrew) and Madison E. Turner. Also two great-grandsons; Benjamin Turner and Beckett Turner and two great-granddaughters, Katherine Grace Stokes and Emery Blake Jones, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral Services will be conducted Thursday at 3 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church by the Rev. Dr. Christopher Fitzgerald. Interment will follow in the Floral Garden Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior in the Holy Family Chapel of First United Methodist Church. Pallbearers will be Brett Koontz, Jacob Turner, David Shaver, Will Coble, Andy Jones and Mark Pierce. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to First United Methodist Church, 512 N. Main St. High Point, N.C. 27260 or Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Dr. High Point, N.C. 27262. The family wishes to thank the staff of Hospice of the Piedmont and the staff at Pennybyrn for their tender loving care. Cumby Family Funeral Service on Eastchester Dr. is assisting the family. Online condolences may be sent to www.cumbyfuneral.com.
TJ Younts Jr.
LEXINGTON — Thomas Jefferson “TJ” Younts, Jr., 83, of Lexington died Sunday, March 2, 2014. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6- 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at the funeral home and other times at the home. Online Condolences may be made at www.davidsonfuneralhome.net.