Obituaries June 27, 2013

Jun. 26, 2013 @ 06:41 PM

Donald “Don” Broadway

LEXINGTON — Donald “Don” Eugene Broadway of Welcome died Tuesday June 25, 2013. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Center United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at Davidson Funeral Home Lexington Chapel. Online Condolences may be made at


Lt. Col. Robert (Bobby) Lee Brincefield

ARCHDALE — Lt. Col. Robert (Bobby) Lee Brincefield (Ret), 81, of Archdale, NC, died June 22, 2013, at his residence with family by his side.

Mr. Brincefield was born in Alamance County, NC, to James and Myrtle Brincefield. He graduated from Burlington High School where he was active in football and continued on to receive a degree in Education from Wake Forest University.

Mr. Brincefield was married to Doris Miller Brincefield for 56 wonderful years.

Mr. Brincefield served in the US Army where he retired and went on to work for the U.S. Postal Service. He enjoyed coaching football when he was younger, gardening, fishing, traveling and spending time with his family.

Mr. Brincefield was survived by his wife Doris Miller Brincefield (Home); daughter, Barbara Brincefield Sutton (Wilson); sons, William Lee Brincefield (Home), John Robert and Debbie Brincefield (Charlotte); grandchildren, Taylor Scott Sutton, Allison and Kevin Herring, Ashley Nicole Brincefield, Stephen Lee Brincefield and Robert Cameron Brincefield; great-grandson Hayden Emery Herring; sisters, Charles and Frances Roberts, Mae Shepherd; brothers: Frank and Vickie Brincefield, Ken and Enan Brincefield, and John Brincefield.

The family will receive friends at McClure Funeral Home, 1030 South Main Street, Graham, NC, on Friday, June 28, 2013, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. following the visitation in the McClure Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Olin Tatum officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to: Hospice of Randolph County, P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27203. The family of Robert Brincefield would like to thank Glenda and Debbie Edwards for all their support and care during this difficult time.

Online condolences may be sent to the family


Jean Neal Bryant

High Point – Jean Neal Bryant of High Point, North Carolina, and Weatherford, Texas, died peacefully on June 25, 2013, at Hospice House of the Piedmont.

Jean was born March 22, 1930, in Rutherfordton, NC, to Louise McGinnis and Zebulon D. Cochran. Her father passed away when she was 2 and Jean was later adopted by her stepfather, Thomas Roebuck Neal of Greenville, SC. She attended Greenville City schools and the Fassifern Preparartory School in Hendersonville, NC, later graduating from Anderson College in Anderson, SC, with a degree in commercial art. In 1950, Jean was crowned Azalea Queen and later Queen Azalea XII at the Azalea Festival of Charleston, and Maid of Cotton in 1951. These titles afforded her the opportunity to travel the eastern seaboard representing her home state. She hosted a popular radio show, The Jean Neal Show, over Radio Station WESC at Greenville, which ran five days a week and featured sentimental records and poetry.

On June 27, 1952, Jean married her sweetheart, Everett Clyde Bryant, Jr. (Gabby), who survives of the home. Jean and Gabby made their home in Raleigh for several years before returning to Gabby’s hometown of High Point where they raised their family. Active in the community, Jean was a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist church where she taught Sunday school for many years, as well as many civic and cultural organizations including the Junior League of High Point, the Debutante Club of High Point.

In the early ’80s, Jean and Gabby made the decision to divide their time between High Point and Weatherford, TX, where they pursued their dream of ranching and raising cutting horses. She also greatly enjoyed her many dear friends, parties, the beach, her gardens and golf. Her greatest passion, though, was her family – her greatest joy was being “Ma’am” to her three grandsons.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents and by her son, Everett Clyde Bryant, III.

She is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth Bryant Young and her husband, Ron of Weatherford, TX, Lynn Bryant Finnegan and her husband, Jim of High Point and Neal Bryant of Dallas, TX, as well as her grandsons, James Patrick Finnegan, III, of Carrboro, NC; Everett Bryce Young of Hanover, NH and Reilly Bryant Finnegan of Chapel Hill, NC.

Her family would like to acknowledge and thank all her caregivers, especially Janet Sumpter, Sharon Phillips and Barbara Green. Special thanks also, to Dr. Richard Orr and staff.

The family will receive friends on Friday, June 28, from 4:00-6:00 p.m., in the Asbury Room, Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. A private graveside service for the family will be held on Saturday, June 29, at Floral Garden Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 1225 Chestnut Drive, High Point, NC 27262; Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262 or Friends with Flowers, 1616 Battleground Avenue, D1, Greensboro, NC 27408, or the charity of one’s choice.

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Don Paul Hill

THOMASVILLE — Don Paul Hill, 44, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in Thomasville. Mr. Hill was born March 24, 1968, in Davidson County to Don P. and JoAnn Everhart Hill.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Misty Lamb Hill; sons, Dakota Lamb and Christian Lamb; daughter, Madison Hill; parents; sisters, Angie Rook and husband Rodney, Annette Rogers and husband Jeff; Wendy Parson and husband Scott, Candy Humphries and husband Chad.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Thomasville Funeral Home. A Chapel Service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Friday, June 28 in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Wayne Shortt officiating; interment will follow at Holly Hill Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: From Behind the Veil Ministry 156 Friendly Rd. Thomasville, NC 27360 for Don or Misty.

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Reverend Carl Anderson Lain 

HIGH POINT — Reverend Carl Anderson Lain, 102, died Tuesday at River Landing at Sandy Ridge. Born May 8, 1911, in High Point, he is a son of the late Reverend Charles Anderson Lain and Bertha Albertson Lane. On August 3, 1929, he married the former Ruby Marie Ballard, who preceded him in death in 2005. He was associated with Hedgecock Lumber Company from 1947 until 1965 and served as President and General Manager of Hedgecock Lain Lumber Company in Lexington, NC, until 1965.

In April of 1954 Reverend Lain was licensed as a minister by the United Methodist Church at Oak View United Methodist Church in High Point and was ordained as an elder at Lake Junaluska in June of 1962. At that time he entered the ministry as a full-time pastor. Over the span of his career, Reverend Lain served churches in Thomasville, Trinity, Lexington, Mocksville, Salisbury, Rockwell, Liberty and Julian, North Carolina.

Reverend Lain was active in the mission field serving on 12-week preaching missions in Panama, Columbia and Costa Rica in 1962 and 1965. He was appointed as Team Leader of the United Methodist Building Team projects of Western North Carolina Conference for 23 years serving in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Jamaica, Costa Rica and Panama and was awarded the Certificate of Appreciation from the United Methodist Volunteers-In-Mission, Southeast Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church in 1986.

He was also very involved locally. He was a charter member serving the offices of Treasurer, Vice-President, President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees for John Wesley Camp, an Interdenominational Camp Meeting located in High Point. A refurbished dormitory was dedicated in honor of Lain’s 46 years of service in June of 1987. He was a Master Mason of the Lexington Masonic Lodge #473 for 25 years, President of the Oak View Lions Club in High Point 1985-1986, Lion of the Year 1981-1982 and 1985-1986.

In addition to his wife and parents, Reverend Lain was preceded in death by a daughter Barbara Lain Jones, great-granddaughter Karen Denise Nesbit and daughter-in-law Jeanette Lain.

He is survived by three children, Joyce Lain Nesbit and husband Charles of High Point, Bob Lain and Linda Brinkley of Cary and Jim Lain of High Point. Reverend Lain is also survived by grandchildren Gary Nesbit and wife Cheryl of Franklin, TN, Michael Nesbit and wife Angela of Mason, OH, Bobby Lain and wife Melinda of Indianapolis, IN, Donna Layne Cox and husband Dale of Cullowhee, Dawn Lain Humphrey and husband Richard of Jamestown, Dr. Brian Anderson Lain and wife Karen of Denton, TX and great-grandchildren Carie Nesbit, Mark Nesbit, Michelle Nesbit, Caroline Nesbit, Tristan Lain, Dr. Holly Lain Humphrey and Dr. Hally Humphrey.

Funeral services for Reverend Lain will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church of High Point with the Reverend Fran Moran, Reverend C.B. Barr and Reverend Ray Broadwell officiating. Interment will follow in Floral Garden Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.

The family would like to thank the staff of Wingfoot at River Landing for the love and care given to Reverend Lain and his family.

The family requests that memorials be given to the Television Ministry of The First United Methodist Church of High Point, 512 North Main Street, High Point, NC 27260. Online condolences may be made on Reverend Lain’s memorial page at Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.


Jerome Leibowitz

GREENSBORO — Jerome Leibowitz, 91, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2013. There will be a private family memorial. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.


J.T. Miller

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – Mr. J.T. Miller of Atlantic City, NJ, died on Monday, June 24, 2013. Professsional arrangements are incomplete at People’s Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc.


Frances Jane Adams Younts Mooney

THOMASVILLE — Mrs. Frances Jane Adams Younts Mooney, 78, of Cedar Lodge Road, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at her residence.

A private family graveside service will be held on Friday, June 28, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at Heath Church Cemetery. Family and friends may pay their respects to Mrs. Mooney at J. C. Green and Sons funeral home in Thomasville and at other times at the home. There will be no formal visitation.


Ben Philpott

LEXINGTON — Mr. Benjamin Gibbs “Beno” Philpott, 60, died Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at the Hinkle Hospice House. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 28, at Grace Episcopal Church. The family will receive friends following the service in the Church Undercroft. Davidson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online Condolences may be made at


Jim Porter

SOPHIA — Mr. Orville Edward Porter, Jr., 69, of Sophia, NC, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013. A memorial service is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the memorial service. Arrangements by Ridge Funeral Home & Cremation Service.


Timothy Glenn Rickard

LEXINGTON — Mr. Timothy Glenn Rickard, 48, of Union Pointe Lane, passed away Monday, June 24, 2013, at Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia. He was born September 4, 1964, in Guilford County to Glenn and Barbara Holbrooks Rickard. Tim had been a member of Shady Grove United Methodist Church since the age of 12. He was an auto body repairman by trade and was last employed as an insurance adjuster.

Mr. Rickard is survived by one son, Justin Rickard of Lexington; two daughters, Stacy and Kayla Rickard of Lexington; mother, Barbara Webb and husband Dave of Fancy Gap, Va.; father, Glenn Rickard and wife Gloria of Wallburg; brother, Jody Rickard and wife Debbie of Summerville, S.C.; sister, Tracy Tucker of Wallburg; granddaughter, Layla Rickard; two nieces, Madison Rickard and Avery Tucker; nephew, Chase Rickard; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2013, at the J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home Chapel, 10301 N. NC Highway 109, Winston-Salem, NC 27107 with the Pastor Joe Shumate officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Hill Memorial Park in Thomasville. The family will receive friends Thursday, June 27, 2013, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Donations may be made in c/o Justin Rickard, 222 Union Pointe Lane, Lexington NC 27295. On-line condolences may be sent to the Rickard family at