Obituaries July 1, 2013

Jun. 30, 2013 @ 06:01 PM

Patsy Baker
ASHEBORO — Patsy Mae Greene Baker, 72, of Asheboro, died Saturday, June 29, 2013.
Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be held 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mary Davie
GREENSBORO — Mary Davie, 86, died Sunday, June 30, 2013.
Triad Cremation Society & Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Linda Carter Handy
THE WOODLANDS, Texas — Mrs. Linda Carter Handy, 61, a resident of The Woodlands, Texas, and formerly of Thomasville, N.C., died Thursday, June 27, 2013, at the Memorial Hermann Hospital of The Woodlands. She was born in Thomasville, Aug. 3, 1951, a daughter of Wilbert Pershing Carter and Cordia Beatrice Moore Carter. She was a 1969 graduate of Thomasville Senior High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society. In 1973 she graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with bachelor of science and bachelor of arts degrees in mathematics and the arts and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She had been a resident of Texas since 1980 and was a founding partner and managing partner of Retirement Horizons in The Woodlands until her retirement in 2008. On Dec. 29, 1989, she was married in Bethel United Methodist Church in Thomasville to David Handy, who survives of the home. Also surviving is a stepson, Christopher Handy of Tokyo, Japan; a sister, Debbie Ferguson and her husband Steve of Thomasville; nieces, Lori Ferguson and Stephanie Edgar; nephews, Joel Ferguson and Randy Carter; sisters-in-law, Jane Handy, Kaye Fagan and Nancy Carter. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at 2 p.m. at J.C. Green & Sons Chapel in Thomasville by the Rev. Bob Briggs. Burial will be in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday at the funeral home from nooon until the hour of service and other times at the home of Steve and Debbie Ferguson, 589 Cody Drive, Thomasville. Online condolences may be made to the Handy family at

J. T. Miller
J. T. Miller was born on April 12, 1924, to Elizabeth Miller Coleman and Lonnie Miller in Charlotte, N.C. He departed this life on June 25, 2013, in the comfort of his  home, surrounded by love. 
J. T. came to Christ at an early age and he loved and trusted the Lord all of his days. He was baptized at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church by the esteemed late Pastor Frederick O. Bass Sr.
J. T. was raised and educated in High Point, N.C., graduating from William Penn High School in 1942. He was mentored by the late principal S.E. Burford.  J. T. received his bachelor’s degree from Morehouse College after serving his country in combat as a sergeant of an anti-aircraft artillery unit. J. T. was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated.  He also received his master’s degree from Atlanta University in political science.
His greatest achievement was to woo and win the love of his life, Cordelia Blackburn. With Cordelia, also of High Point, he shared almost 52 years of marriage until her passing in 1998. J. T. and “C. B.” forged a remarkable bond while creating a warm, Christ-loving home for their children. While they both worked hard they also knew how to enjoy life, from bowling together for over 40 years to the fabulous affairs at Club Harlem in Atlantic City.   
J.T. was very industrious all of his life, from delivering government staples with his wagon (for a fee, of course) at the age of 8 to working construction under his late step-father Sam Coleman to manual labor during summer breaks to help pay for college. After moving to Philadelphia in the early 1950s he started out as a parole officer but found his calling as a teacher in the Philadelphia School District for over 30 years, specializing in remedial reading. But first and foremost, J. T. was an entrepreneur long before the term came into popular usage.  His business ventures were varied and many, with his share of setbacks and successes. He went from developing and marketing a unique venetian blind cleaner to owning a restaurant on Ridge Avenue to insurance to the Cosmopolitan Club to real estate. One of his business ventures, the Family Medical Center at 22nd and Diamond Streets in Philadelphia, is still in business today.
His business acumen, hard work, along with his beloved C. B. allowed him to retire at age 55 and to continue to enjoy life for the next 34 years.
J. T. possessed wisdom, knowledge of the word of God and understanding of humanity that made him a mentor and friend to so many. This knowledge he freely shared with all. He really knew how to make people feel good about themselves.
J. T. was predeceased by his parents, step-father, his wife “C. B.,” beloved son Kevin; brothers, Leonard, Theodore and Lenardo; and his granddaughter Carvette. 
He is survived by brother Sam (Mag); his daughter Zara; son Carl Van; grandchildren Jarrod Antoine (Anita), Jairus, Daphne and Dameka, Ptahlifah, Kurtis; great-grandchildren, Drew, Jamison and Emory and two great-great-grandchildren Emari and Jaevon,      
J. T. also leaves very special friends Janet, Pat and Jo Ann.
A celebration of his life will commence at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 716 Leonard Ave. Family visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment will be at Carolina Biblical Gardens, Jamestown.  Professional arrangements entrusted to People’s Funeral & Cremation Services Inc.

Gerald Norman Stuart Moore
Gerald Norman Stuart Moore, 62, died Saturday at his home.  Born Feb. 21, 1951, in High Point he is a son of the late John Norman Moore and Maxine Stone Moore.  He is a graduate of Trinity High School, Forsyth Tech and High Point University and a veteran of the United States Army.  His professional career included employment at AT&T, Lucient Technology and later he managed the Commerce and Design Building.  He was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church and in his free time he enjoyed Harley Davidson motorcycles, fishing and golf.
Mr. Moore is survived by his wife Suellen Taylor Moore of the home and three children, Ashley Evans and husband Andy of Lexington, Gretchen Fountain of Archdale and Micah Gerald Moore and wife Jessica of Kernersville.  He is also survived by six grandchildren, Drew Evans, Alex Evans, Carson Fountain, Riley Fountain, Gage Moore, Addison Moore; and one brother Michael Moore and wife Kimberly of California.
Funeral services for Mr. Moore will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeremy Pierce and the Rev. Steve McSwain officiating.  Interment will follow in Abbotts Creek Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at the church.
The family requests that memorials be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC  27262 or to any veterans organization.  Online condolences may be made at  Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.

Runelda M. Rich
TRINITY — Runelda M. “Nell” (Arthur) Rich, 82, passed away June 29, 2013, at Gray Brier Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was the loving wife of the late Paul D. Rich, to whom she was married to for 61 wonderful years.
Mrs. Rich was born on June 27, 1931, in Maxeys, Ga., a daughter of the late General and Lelia Mae (Spoon) Arthur. She was a former serger for ACME Sample Books for 17 years and later, Superior Samples for over 10 years.
She was a member of Cloverdale Baptist Church.
Mrs. Rich enjoyed tending to her flower gardens and painting ceramics in her spare time.
She is survived by two sons, Randy (Susan) Rich of Trinity and Craig (Jane) Rich of Archdale; two daughters, Paula (Tom) Menegay of Alliance, Ohio, and Ann Ferguson of Archdale; nine grandchildren, Stacey Rich , Brian Rich, Jonathan (Krystal) Rich, Sarah (Brian) Misanko of Akron, Ohio, Greg (Bethany) Watkins of Cleveland, Ohio, Brandon (Sylvia) Rich, Brandon, Joey, Alex Ferguson; four great-grandchildren, Shyanne Rich, Trinity Rich, Taylor Rich and Avery Misanko; and several nieces, nephews and friends.  In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Rich was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2013, in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Serivce, 206 Trindale Road, Archdale, with the Rev. David E. Perry and the Rev. John Devine officiating. A vistitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in Springfield Friends Cemetery.
The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff at Emmanuel Senior Enrichment Center, Westchester Harbour  and Gray Brier Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Online condolences may be left on the memorial page at
Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.