Obituaries March 7, 2014
HIGH POINT — Steven Robert Ash was born in Jackson, Mich. and passed away in Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem on March 1, 2014. Steve is preceded in death by his parents Robert Leroy Ash and Betty Jane Fessenden Ash. His journey of 63 years led him to live in Florida for 43 years where he worked as a manager for Winn Dixie and as owner of B & B Aluminum. Later in life he moved to Winston-Salem where he owned Reliable Finishing in High Point. He served his country in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves from 1970-1976. An avid outdoorsman he always enjoyed the chance to go hunting and fishing. He even had the opportunity and pleasure of being a semi-professional fisherman. Steve was always a man willing to tell a great story and he never met a stranger in his life. His hard work, dependability, joy of a good time and willingness to help anyone at any time made him the friend of everyone. After battling cancer for 6 years Steve’s journey finally came to an end.
He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Steve is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Eva M. Ash, sons; Robert Ash and wife Casey of Winston-Salem, Jason Adam Ash and wife Treva of Fernley Nevada, brothers; Gary Ash and wife Gigi of Greensboro, David Ash and wife Linda of High Point, grandchildren; Robert Shipp, Heather, Adam and Samantha Ash. A celebration of life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday March 8, 2014, at Cumby Family Funeral Service Chapel in High Point with Reverend Bynum Orr as celebrant. Arrangements were made through Cumby Family Funeral Service of High Point.
Willie J. Andrews
HIGH POINT — Willie James Andrews, 71, formerly of High Point, departed this life on March 1, 2014, at Pine Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center in Thomasville.
Mr. Andrews was born September 18,1942, in Lumberton a son of Johnnie Andrews and Evelyn Reese Andrews. He attended William Penn High School. He was a dock worker at the C&D Building over 15 years for the furniture market. Pearson Memorial AME Church was his worshipping place before he became ill. He was preceded in death by his father, a sister, Carolyn Patricia Andrews and a nephew, Mark Dawkins.
Cherishing his memory are his mother, Evelyn Andrews of High Point, one brother, Johnnie (Chip) Andrews, Jr. of High Point, two sisters Evelyn D. Hampton of Maryland and Mary Lou Blakeney of High Point, three daughters Caroline P. White of Georgia, Carolyn (Barry) McClain of Virginia and Katrice Evans of High Point, nine grandchildren, Ashley Pickenpack, Athena Nikki P. (Shamaine) Cousar all of High Point, Eric Christopher McCoy III of Durham, Eddie T. Padgett III of Greensboro, Raffel’ Gill of Thomasville and Darrica Terry of High Point, eleven great-grandchildren Samuel Hunter, Christian Cousar, both of Jamestown, Amaya Scott of High Point, Ryland Padgett, Noah Phillips, Makayla Phillips, Tyler Phillips all of Pleasant Garden, Ryanne Gill, Marli Gill, both of Thomasville, Damani Terry, Makayla Terry both of High Point, five nephews, Derrick Hill of High Point, Parrish Andrews of Greensboro, Jermaine Andrews of Raleigh, Robert and Bradley Blakeney of Hawaii and one niece, Tonya (Rikki) Sprinkle and a special devoted friend, Margie Hamlin along with her daughter, Brenda Holland. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 12 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Service Chapel. Interment will follow at Floral Garden Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the chapel from 11:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made to the Andrews family at phillipsfuneralserviceinc.com.
Clarence Buie Jr.
DENTON — Mr. Clarence Austin Buie Jr., age 65, of Lexington Healthcare and formerly Chapel Hill Church Rd., Denton died Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at WFU Lexington Medical Center. Memorial services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton. Online condolences can be made at www.briggsfuneralhome.com.
THOMASVILLE — Douglas Burrow, 64, passed away on Thursday, March 6, 2014. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.
Richard Dallas Sr.
THOMASVILLE — Richard David Dallas Sr., 61, died on Thursday, February 27, 2014, at his residence. Memorial Service will be held noon Friday, March 7, 2014, at Cornerstone Church of Christ. A visitation will be held 30 minutes prior to the service. Prominence Funeral Home is serving the Dallas family. Online condolences may be made at www.prominencefh.com.
SILER CITY — Betty Myers Gee, 84, of Sunset Avenue, Siler City, died Monday, March 3, 2014, at Duke University Hospital. Mrs. Gee was born in High Point on December 13, 1929, the daughter of Robert William and Marie (Hardy) Myers. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Siler City where she was a member of The Rachel Allred Sunday School Class, the Joy In the Morning Club and helped with preparation of the Lord’s Supper. Betty was a former member of Eastern Star number 9. Betty had worked for Gate City Savings and Loan in Greensboro, now BB&T, for 33 years and was a member and treasurer of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She enjoyed the beach, camping, fishing, cooking and time spent with her grandchildren. Betty was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Barbara Wade.
She is survived by her husband of 23 years Mack Gee, two sons Mike Key and wife Cheryl of Lewisville, Steve Key of Raleigh, one sister Sue Walton and husband Bob of Charleston, S.C.; two brothers Robert Myers Jr. and wife, Sharyl of Knoxville, Tenn., David Myers of Raleigh, grandsons, Benjamin Key of Brookline, Mass., Adam Key of Winston- Salem and Caleb Key of Lewisville and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Friday, March 7, 2014, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, N.C. The funeral will be Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 314 N. 2nd Ave., Siler City, with Rev. Tony Capehart and Rev Brian Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow in Brush Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Bear Creek. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 314 N. 2nd Ave., Siler City, N.C. 27344 or Brush Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, C/O Judy Lane, 45 John Lane Road, Bear Creek, N.C. 27207. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.
HIGH POINT — Elaine Kiser Goldstein, 64, of Snow Camp died on Monday, March 3, 2014. She was born in High Point surrounded by love on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1950. Elaine was a lover of animals, especially her cats and horses that she cared for diligently throughout her lifetime. She also enjoyed reading and staying in touch with extended family, namely her many cousins. She graduated from Kernersville Wesleyan Boarding School and Gardner Webb College. Elaine was preceded in death by her sister, Alice Kiser Wellman and her father, Dr. Winford Kiser.
She is survived by her mother Frances Pratt Kiser of Gastonia and niece, Cameron Wellman Wood (Andy) of Georgia. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Greenwood Hills Wesleyan Church officiated by Rev. David Emery. The family will greet friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Floral Garden Memorial Park. Online condolences may be made on Ms. Goldstein’s memorial page at www.cumbyfuneral.com. Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.
Betty Routh Gordon
ASHEBORO — Mrs. Betty Joyce Routh Gordon, 80, of Asheboro, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014. A funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 7- 9 p.m. Friday, March 7, 2014, at Ridge Funeral Home and other times at the home. Arrangements by Ridge Funeral Home & Cremation Service.
THOMASVILLE — Ermine “Boonsie” Hines, 50, died Monday, March 3, 2014, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. A funeral service will be held noon Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Union Baptist Church. S. E. Thomas Funeral & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.
SOPHIA — Jeremy Wayne Moorefield, 31, of Sophia and formerly of Cool Springs, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Randolph Hospital following a two-and-a-half year battle with bone cancer. Mr. Moorefield was born June 16, 1982, in Mecklenburg County and was the son of Jerry Wayne Moorefield and Mary Ann Cape Campbell. He was a graduate of Iredell County schools and on September 9, 2006, he married Kelly Nicole Frank Moorefield, who survives. Mr. Moorefield attended Faith Baptist Church in Trinity and he worked for Delmonte Foods as a truck driver while his health would allow. Jeremy was an outdoorsman and he loved horses and fishing along with all other outdoor activities.
He is survived by his wife, Kelly Frank Moorefield and daughter Hannah Moorefield of Sophia, father Jerry Moorefield of Cleveland, mother Mary Ann Campbell (Mike), one sister Heather Dawn Moorefield Griffin all of Harmony and grandmother, Mabel Cape of Statesville. He is also survived by two step-brothers, Casey Campbell of Harmony and Cassidy Campbell (Jona) of Statesville along with his father and mother-in-law, Freddie and Donnet Frank of Sophia, one brother-in-law Brandon Frank (Elizabeth) of Santa Rosa, Calif. and one sister-in-law, Holly Heffernan (Kevin) of Charlotte. He is further survived by two nieces, one nephew and several aunts and uncles.
Funeral services for Mr. Moorefield will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014, at New Hope Baptist Church with Pastor Dave Williams, Pastor Doug Davis and Rev. Ervel Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery in Harmony. The family will visit with friends Friday evening from 6 until 9 p.m. at Nicholson Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hannah Moorefield Universal Trust Fund, c/o First Bank, 3364 Harmony Highway, Harmony, N.C. 28634. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.nicholsonfunerals.com/obituaries and Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family of Jeremy Wayne Moorefield.
HIGH POINT — Ruth H. Parsons, 85, passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2014. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.
Robert Reddick Jr.
HIGH POINT — Mr. Robert Pugh Reddick Jr., age 83, passed away at home Friday, February 28, 2014. He was born August 19, 1930, son of Robert Pugh Reddick Sr. and Annie Anderson Reddick. He served in the Korean War. Mr. Reddick was retired from Henredon-Schoonbeck in 1995. He was a member of Welch Memorial United Methodist Church where he served on the church council and Head of Trustees. In addition to his parents he was proceeded in death by his wife Lucy Coggins Reddick, having been married 52 years. Also proceeded in death by sisters Mildred Reddick and Martha Montgomery, one brother James Reddick. One surviving sister Sylvia Stanly.
Surviving are daughter Sandra Lawson and husband Rick, a son Craig Reddick, grandsons Derek McDaniel and wife Casey, Robert McDaniel and Adam Lawson, one great granddaughter Isabella Grace McDaniel born February 11, 2014. On June 1, 2003, he married Barbara Cecil Reddick and gained a second family. Daughter Dee Ann Pierce and Lisa Cecil-Glenn. Grandchildren Noel Cecil and wife Melodie, Anna Pierce and Lauren Glenn. Great grandchildren Taylor, Tresten, Alyssa and Cierra.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Welch Memorial United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends after the service in the Fellowship Hall. Memorial gifts in memory of Robert Pugh Reddick Jr. may be made to Welch Memorial United Methodist Church at 2405 Bellemeade St., High Point, N.C. 27263. Arrangements by Sechrest Funeral Service in High Point. A special thanks you to Hospice for their last 3 months of kind care and services. Also a special thanks to Kelby and Greg for helping us.
WINSTON-SALEM — Lois Welborn Shamel, 80, passed away on Thursday, March 6, 2014. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.
HIGH POINT — Pepper A. Shore, 73, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.
KERNERSVILLE – Mary Madelene Hoover Stokes, 89, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Hospice of the Piedmont in High Point. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, March 10, 2014, at Clifton Grove Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at the church 30 minutes before the funeral service. S. E. Thomas Funeral & Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.
ARCHDALE — Terry Philip “Coach” Strom, age 71, a resident of Archdale, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014. He was born April 26, 1942, in St. Louis. MO, to the late Francis “Philip” and Mary Strom. He was a resident of Houston, Texas during his childhood and graduated from Colegio Espiritu Santo, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He had been a resident of Archdale since 1966. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving with the 82nd Airborne Division during the Vietnam War. He was the owner of Team Seven Productions, Sporting and Events Photography. Terry photographed many local school sporting events, as well as rock concerts, some notable concerts were: Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, The Who, Elton John and the local band, Nantucket.
He began his love for coaching, as a little league baseball coach in the New Market area. He was the assistant baseball coach at Trinity High School from 1989 until 1995 and coached a Wooden Bat League in Greensboro. He was a member of Glenola Baptist Church where he served as the Men’s Sunday school director. Terry always had a smile, an interesting story and a good joke for you each time he saw you. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his two grandchildren. He loved watching his grandson, Connor play baseball and basketball. He also enjoyed traveling back to San Juan, Puerto Rico to visit old friends.
In addition to his parents, preceding him in death were his wife; Dora Jane Spell Strom and his grandchild Caleb Grant Vernon. He is survived by his children; Melissa Strom Vernon and her husband Scott of High Point, Philip Strom and his companion Sarah Routhier of Greensboro, his half-sister Norma and her husband Felipe of Paris, France and his precious grandchildren Connor and Colbie Vernon. A service to celebrate Terry’s life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at Glenola Baptist Church with Pastor Tim Steen officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale. Memorials in Terry’s memory may be sent to: American Cancer Society, 4 Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro, N.C. 27407. Online condolences may made www.cumbyfuneral.com. Cumby Family Funeral Service of Archdale is in charge of arrangements.
LEXINGTON — Troy William Swicegood, 19, of Turner Road, died Monday, March 3, 2014, at Thomasville Medical Center. The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Reeds United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Sandy Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Davidson Funeral Home.
HIGH POINT — Sherrie Tonell Townsend-Harris, 36, of High Point, departed this earthly life at High Point Regional Hospital Cancer Center on March 4, 2014, as she made her transition to the kingdom of heaven. She fought a courageous battle with cancer, but succumbed to her illness and passed away peacefully with a smile on her face. Sherrie was born to Luther (LC) and Gloria Townsend on November 29, 1977, at High Point Regional Hospital. Growing up in High Point, she attended High Point Public Schools and graduated from Southwest Guilford High School in 1997. She was formerly employed at St. Gobain Abrasives prior to her illness. She was a faithful member of Friendship Baptist Church where she sang on the various choirs. Sherrie was a devoted wife, mother, sister and a great friend to all with whom she came in contact. Sherrie was always full of love and happiness. Even while she experienced the struggles of dealing with her disease, she never complained. She had a spirit about her that could turn a gray sky blue and anyone’s frown up-side-down. She loved spending time with her family, especially her children and close friends.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Saddie and Perry Townsend, Martha Alford, Bill McRae and a host of uncles and aunts. She is survived by many whom loved her, husband of six years, Curtis “T” Harris, daughter, Kaylen Janiya Bell, son, Cameron Josiah Harris all of the home, parents, Luther (LC) and Gloria Townsend of High Point; sisters, Marshe (Kendrick) Townsend-Allen, Tyneka Townsend and Tynesha Townsend all of High Point, Victoria (Ryhem) Boyd of Charlotte; brothers, Jackie Turner and Munir Muhammad of High Point; mother and father-in-law, Anthony and Evern Harris and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. at First Emmanuel Baptist Church, 833 Leonard Ave. Interment will follow at Guilford Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the church from 1 until 1:30 p.m. Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made to the Harris family at phillipsfuneralserviceinc.com.
HIGH POINT — Robert Williams, 71, passed away on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.
HIGH POINT — Gerald Dewayne Williamson, 28, departed this earthly life suddenly on Friday, February 28, 2014. He was born March 19,1985, in High Point to Dona Marie Williamson and Gerald Wayne Hunter. Gerald loved spending time with his children, family and friends and was fondly called “G-Money.” He attended Andrews High School and was currently a student at Guilford Technical Community College. Gerald was an excellent football player, he enjoyed shopping, fishing and being an entertainer. He was preceded in death by his father, Gerald “Heavy” Hunter; paternal grandmothers, Willie Mae Hunter, Gloria Jones-Jackson. Gerald leaves behind cherished memories to his mother, Dona Williamson of Lexington; seven children, Terrance, De’Sharia, LaQuiston, Madison, Gerald Jr., Gaveah, and Zamauri; five brothers, Randy Williamson, David Williamson, Derrick Beyers, Chris Williamson, Montre Williamson; a close and dear sister, Shameka Legrande; his maternal grandparents, Lucy Faye and Eugene Monk who he loved dearly; a very special friend, D’Erica McCall; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral Service will be 1:30 p.m., Saturday March 8, 2014, at Living Waters Baptist Church. Family visitation will be held at 1 p.m. at the church. Burial will be held in Oakwood Memorial Park. Express your condolence on Mr. Williamson’s memorial page at www.peoplesfuneralandcremation.com. Arrangements entrusted to People’s Funeral & Cremation Service Inc.