Obituaries March 5, 2014
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. Motsinger coach the Abbotts Creek softball team for many years. On November 12, 1954, he married his true love, Dorothy Lee Smith. Bobby 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, Dot S. Canada of the home; son, Bobby Ray Canada Jr. and wife Renee’ Dobbins Canada; two sisters, Lolene Ruth Canada Matthews and Ethel Jeanette Canada Nelson; three brothers, Roger Samuel Canada, Neal William Canada and Dale Henry Canada; three grandchildren, Ashley Dawn Ford Pozil and husband Stephen, Harrison Tanner Ford and girlfriend, 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 Chapter 10301 N, N.C. Highway 109, Winston-Salem, until placed in the church thirty minutes before the service. 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 donor’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to the Canada family at www.jcgreenandsons.com.
LINWOOD — Mrs. Lois Edwina Beam Carpenter, 81, passed away Monday, March 3, 2014, at Forsyth Medical Center. Graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. Thomasville Funeral Home is assiting the family.
ARCHDALE — David Everette Greenway, 57, born August 31, 1956, died February 21, 2014, at home surrounded by his family and friends. An Archdale native, he was the son of the late Everette Seldon Greenway and Lissie Rich Greenway who currently resides in Asheboro. David has three surviving sisters, Joyce Kinley, Gloria Jennings and Sharon Irving and a brother Darrell Greenway. David spent his childhood on the small family farm and had the freedom to play warrior and hero games in the woods, ride a beloved pony and race around on a mini bike. His love of country life was reflected in his choice of a residence in the country at St. Martinville where he lived with his wife LuiDan and where he kept bees, goats and chickens.
David seved in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1974 to 1978 and left to fulfill his desire for an education. He graduated from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, in 1986 with a BA in psychology. In 1994, he obtained a PhD in psychology from the University of New Mexico. He became part of the faculty at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1996 where he was employed as a tenured associate professor of psychology at the time of his death. He was licensed as a clinical psychologist in 1997 by the state of Louisiana and in 2004 he opened a psychology practice, Square Root of Pi Psychological Associates. He did work as a clinical psychologist for Tyler Mental Health in Lafayette.
David’s proudest achievement was being the father of four girls, Victoria Elizabeth, Madison Everette, Laurel Mae and Ella Rose Greenway who live with their mother, Laura Greenway in Lafayette. David was a sophisticated thinker who never lost his love of the simple pleasures of life. He enjoyed reading, particularly science fiction, farming, music, movies and boats. His beautiful tenor voice, sense of humor and zest for life will be missed by his children, wife, siblings, colleagues and friends. A memorial service was held on Monday, February 24, 2014, in the Chapel of Duhon Funeral Home and was followed by a reception at Lafayette Bible Chapel where David had been a faithful member of a bible study group. There will be a celebration of life for David held by his sisters for family at a future date.
HIGH POINT — Bobbie Easley Hunsucker, age 86, of High Point, passed away on February 28, 2014. The funeral will be on Friday, March 7, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Cumby Funeral Home, Eastchester Drive, High Point, N.C. The Rev. Jeff Martin will officiate. Family visitation will be after the service from 2-4 p.m. in the Life Tribute Center at Cumby Funeral Home.
Bobbie married the Rev. Lloyd G. Hunsucker on June 7, 1947. They were married for 64 years before Lloyd’s death on November 1, 2011. Mrs. Hunsucker was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in High Point, NC. She was retired from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she worked as the Assistant Manager of the university bookstores. She was also employed part time as a secretary for the School of Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte before retiring.
Bobbie was born on September 12, 1927 in Albemarle, NC to Zeb and Zula Hathcock Easley. She was preceded in death by her father Zeb Easley who died two months before Bobbie was born. Bobbie was the youngest of eight children. She was preceded in death by Edna McDowell, Ruby Patrillo, Ramelle McCullough, Mildred White, Melvin Easley, and Lynn Harris. She has one surviving sibling, Catheryn Henley, of Lakeland, Florida. Surviving are her two daughters, Terry Hunsucker Burleson (Ronnie) of Albemarle, NC and Kelley Hunsucker Rowland (Lewis) of High Point, NC. She has three grandchildren, Ashley Burleson (Scott), Andrew Burleson (Ashley) and Joshua Rowland. Surviving are three great grandchildren, Georgia, Michael and Matthew Burleson.
A burial service for both Lloyd G. Hunsucker and Bobbie Easley Hunsucker will take place at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church cemetery in Misenheimer, NC on Saturday, March 8, 2014. Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Piedmont Triad Chapter, 408 N. Eugene Street, Greensboro, NC 27402 or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2211 Meadowview Road, Suite 30, Greensboro, NC 27401. Cumby Family Funeral Service on in High Point is assisting the family. On-line condolences may be made through www.cumbyfuneral.com.
ARCHDALE — Arnold Jasper Hunt, 79, of Archdale, passed away March 2, 2014, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Arnold was born September 10, 1934, to the late Roby Jasper Hunt and Mallie Wrightenbery Hunt. He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Thomasville and worked for 35 years for Flex-O-Lators. On June 26, 1956, he married the former Betty Jean Koonts, who survives of the home.
In addition to his wife, Arnold is survived by his daughter, Renee Murdock and husband Randy of Thomasville; son Arnold “Jody” Hunt and wife Terri of Trinity; granddaughter, Autumn Hunt; grandson, Jonathan Link; step granddaughters, Christos Cornhill and Amber Shore; step grandsons, Jonathan Murdock and Justin Bare; and two step great grandchildren, Londyn and Blake.
A celebration of Arnold’s life will be held Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow the service at Poplar Ridge Friends Meeting Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Bethany Baptist Church Building Fund, 584 Tower Road, Thomasville, N.C. 27360. Online condolences may be made to Arnold’s memorial page at www.cumbyfuneral.com. Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.
HIGH POINT — Colon Hubert Jordan, 78, passed away on his farm on Sunday, March 2, 2014, with his family by his side. Colon was born on December 15, 1935, to the late Hubert H. Jordan and Opal Westmoreland Jordan. Colon married Carol Butler on December 17, 1955. He was a self employed dairy farmer and worked as mail carrier for 30 years. Colon is preceded in death by a grandson Kenny Colon Jordan and wife Heather Dawn Jordan and great step granddaughter Nikki Dawn Simpkins.
Colon is survived by his wife Carol B. Jordan of the home, daughter Kathy Jordan, son Troy Colon Jordan and wife Carolyn K. Jordan, grandchild Niki Jordan, great grandchildren Kayla Jordan, Bryron Nesbitt, Noah Jordan, Joshua Jordan Tinsbloom, Seth Colon Tinsbloom, step great grandchildren Krista Ivey Simpkins, Edward Dee Holyfield, brothers Benny Jordan and wife Barbara, Larry Jordan and wife Patsy, nieces Cindy Jordan, Donna Byerly and husband Gregg, nephews David Jordan and Darrin Jordan.
The family would like to thank Hospice of High Point for their loving care of Colon. The family asks that donations be made to Hospice of High Point. Funeral Services will be Friday, March 7, 2014, 2 p.m. at Deep River Friends Meeting, burial to follow at the Deep River Friends Meeting Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, March 6, 2014, 6-8 p.m. at Sechrest Funeral Service in High Point.
Johnny Shaw Sr.
DENTON — Mr. Johnny Harris Shaw, Sr., age 66, died Monday, March 3, 2014, at Randolph Hospice House. The family will receive friends at the home of the son, Johnny Shaw Jr., on 167 Arnolds Farm Lane, Lexington. Briggs Funeral Home in Denton is serving the Shaw Family. Online condolences can be made at www.briggsfuneralhome.com.
GREENSBORO — Ralph C. Williams, 83, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Hospice of Greensboro’s Beacon Place. The memorial service will be held at Jamestown United Methodist Church, Thursday, March 6 at 7 p.m. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.
WAYNESVILLE — Alfred Newton Wood, “Cowboy Freddie”, 71, of Waynesville, N.C., passed away February 25, 2014, at Medwest Haywood Hospital. He was born in Haywood County on September 25, 1942. He was raised in Thomasville and lived at Mills Home from 1949 until 1954. He attended Thomasville High School. He was a long-distance truck driver for Henredon for more than 20 years before his retirement. He is preceeded in death by his parents Albert Wood and Carrie Mae Galloway Deaton and step-father LL Deaton, two aunts Bonnie Brown and Nora Bost and a cousin Pat Wood. Survivors include his wife Betty Jean Wood, children April Fritts, Charles Wood and Sherri Wood, sister Linda Johnson Patterson, three granddaughters, Sarah Fritts, Hannah Fritts and Skylar Wood, two great grandsons Michael Niver and Austin Fritts, two nieces and one nephew. A memorial service is planned at Heath Church off New Highway 64, Lexington, N.C., on Saturday, March 8. Visitation from 1-3 p.m. and service at 3 p.m. Memorials may be directed to Paws for a Cause, P.O. Box 2805, Thomasville, N.C. 27361.