Obituaries July 31, 2014

Jul. 30, 2014 @ 05:34 PM

David Brewer

THOMASVILLE — Mr. David Ray Brewer, 61, a resident of 198 Jarrell Road, died Tuesday evening, July 29, 2014 in the High Point Regional. 

He was born March 2, 1953 in Davidson County, a son of Earnest Brewer and Ruth Hunt Brewer.  He was self-employed auto mechanic and built his sons’ race cars for their Caraway Speedway races.  Mr. Brewer attended Community Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Roxann Callaway Brewer of Thomasville; sons, Danny Ray Brewer and wife Kelly of Thomasville and Scottie Ray Brewer and wife Jessica of Lexington; a sister, Carolyn “Tootie” Brewer of Lexington; grandchildren, Halee brewer, Abigail Brewer, Easton Brewer and Hunter Brewer.

A graveside service will be held Friday, August 1, 2014 at 2 p.m. in at Jackson Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Billy Joe Yates and Rev. Brian Workman officiating.

Mr. Brewer will remain at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home until the service hour.

The family will receive friends at the home, 198 Jarrell Road, Lexington.

The family request any memorial contributions be directed to Community Baptist Church, 385 Ernest Snider Road, Lexington, N.C. 27292.

Online condolences may be sent to the Brewer family at


Wayne Comer

HIGH POINT—  Wayne Timothy Comer, 47, passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at High Point Regional.

Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc. in High Point.


Ruthina Campbell

HIGH POINT — Ruthina Campbell, 70, passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014, at High Point Regional Hospital.

There are no service arrangements at this time. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.


Halcie Lowe Harris 

HIGH POINT — Mrs. Halcie Lowe Harris, 92, of High Point, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at High Point Regional.

Born July 15, 1922 in Guilford County, she was the daughter of the late Will and Ava Lambe Lowe. She was an active member of Springfield Friends Meeting, and loved her church family, and she was retired from the former Prelude Foam in Thomasville. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Raymond M. Harris; her brother, Hubert Lowe; and two sisters, Helen Lowe Herndon and Hazel Lowe Fouts.

Survivors include her son, Doug Harris and wife, Rebecca, of Trinity; two grandchildren, Holly Harris Davis and husband, Kevin, and Michael Harris; two great-grandchildren, Faith Davis and Matthew Davis; a niece, Claudia Chastain; a great niece, Debra Herndon; and a great nephew, Sean Chastain.

Funeral will be 2:00 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale officiated by Rev. Ray Luther. Interment will follow in Springfield Friends Meeting Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Springfield Friends Meeting, 555 E. Springfield Rd., High Point, NC 27263.

Online condolences can be made at  Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral service in Archdale.


Thomas Norman Hunt

SOPHIA — Thomas Norman Hunt, age 68, of Sophia, formerly of Nebo, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Mr. Hunt was the son of the late James L. Hunt and Nancy Farlow Hunt. Tom was a native of Randolph County and served in the US Air Force. He was a 1964 graduate of Randleman High School and member of Marlboro Friends Meeting. Tom retired from Heilig-Meyers Furniture Company as store manager of Marion, NC for 25 years.

Tom is preceded in death by his parents James and Nancy Hunt.

He is survived by one sister, Nancy Ann Bostick and her husband Tommy of Midland, TX; niece, Christy Muehlbrad and her husband Scott of Midland, TX. and their children,: Regan and Hunter; several special uncles and aunts, who were caregivers to Tommy; and several cousins.

A graveside service will be held Friday, August 1, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Marlboro Friends Meeting, 2668 Marlboro Church Road., Sophia with Rev.John Sides and Rev. Ricky Sessoms officiating. The Randolph County Honor Guard will perform military rites.

The family will receive friends following the service in the Family Life Center.

The family would like to give a special "Thanks" to Hospice and Home Instead for their excellent care for Tom during his illness and the love and support from extended family and many friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Marlboro Friends Meeting, 2668 Marlboro Church Rd., Sophia, NC 27350 or Hospice of Randolph, P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27203.

Online condolences may be made at


Faye Maynard 

TRINITY — Mrs. Faye Stanley Maynard, 59, went to be with her Lord Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her family.

Faye was born in Forsyth County, August 24, 1954, a daughter of Charles Lee Stanley, Jr. and Margie Louise Cameron Stanley. She was one of the founding members of God’s House of Prayer and loved to sing for the Lord. Faye was a member of the Trinity Grange, enjoyed gardening and feeding the birds. She loved everyone and never met a stranger in her life. She was preceded in death by her father and all her grandparents.

Surviving are her husband of nineteen years, Tim Maynard; a daughter, Lee Ann Miller; three sons, Josh Maynard, Stephen Maynard and wife Kristine, and Justin Maynard; mother, Margie Stanley; four sisters, Margie Ann Mooney and husband Terry, Cheryl Kendrick and husband Randolph, Linda Callahan and Glenda Stanley; two brothers, Willie Stanley and wife Betty and Ronnie Stanley and wife Betty; eight grandchildren and her beloved cat, Kittie; and many friends and her church family.

A Celebration of Faye’s Life will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the Davis Funerals and Cremations Chapel by Pastor Bruno Wolf, Pastor Ronnie Everhart and Rev. Dean Maynard. Burial will follow in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 7 until 9 p.m.

The family would like to thank the staff of Wake Forest Baptist and Hospice of Randolph County for their loving care of Faye.

Memorials may be directed to God’s House of Prayer, P. O. Box 4852, Archdale, NC 27263.

Online condolences may be made at


Daniel Mellinger II

HIGH POINT — Daniel Warren Mellinger II, 60, passed away at his home on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Arrangements are pending at Sechrest Funeral Service in High Point.


Kenneth Pope    

WALLBURG — “Let us to endeavor to live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.” Mark Twain

Kenneth Ray Pope, 72 , of Wallburg, did just that.

Ken died July 29, 2014.

With a smile that brightened every room and his outgoing personality, Ken had never met a stranger.

Born in High Point to Freida and Everett Pope’s large family, he was the youngest of 9 children. His parents and siblings, Marcelene, Patricia Ann, Mary Lou, Dicky and Benny are all now rejoicing with him in heaven. His sister Faye (Robert) Bowers of High Point, and brothers Bobby (Sue) Pope of Richmond, and his twin brother Oliver Taft (Francis) Pope of High Point survive him.

On October 2, 1964 Ken not only married the love of his life, Carolyn Dowdy - he gained a nine year old son, Ronald Dowdy that he loved. One year and one day later, the family welcomed his son, Kenneth Steven (Steve) Pope into the family. No children could have hoped for a more loving and fun father. Ken and the boys were active in sports, loved to go camping and to races. He treated his sons’ friends as if they were his own.

Working for 35 years in the furniture industry, he had many lifelong friends. He was also an umpire for 30+ years and delighted many with his good nature on the field.

As the years passed, his sons Ron and Steve married. Ron and Jane Dowdy had two daughters, Molly and Natalie. Steve and Sharon welcomed Sierra and Summer Pope. No other “PawPaw” could have been any more proud or thrilled with grandchildren. Likewise, he became “PawPaw Ken” to his granddaughters’ friends especially Taylor and Alyssa.

Ken’s life was represented with laughter and, that ever constant huge smile. His family wants his passing to be the same. No hushed tones in a floral scented room…no somber thoughts. Therefore, on Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. the family is celebrating his life with a “Remembrance Celebration” at the Pilot Fire Department (4205 Old Highway 29 in Thomasville). Come comfortable … with smiles and laughter.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the amazing work of Hospice of the Piedmont (High Point.)


Jennifer Purifoy

HIGH POINT — Jennifer Purifoy, 35, passed on July 30, 2014 at High Point Regional. Funeral arrangements are in the care of People's Funeral & Cremation Service Inc.


Sidney Russell

RANDLEMAN — Sidney Dwight Russell, 56,  died Thursday, July 24, 2014.  Arrangements by Midstate Cremation Service.


Barbara Watson

HIGH POINT — A memorial mass to celebrate Barbara’s life will be celebrated 11:00 am  Friday, August 1, 2014 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with the Reverend Joseph Zuschmidt celebrant.  The family will receive friends at the church between 10:30 and 11:00 a.m.

Memorials may be made to Love Line, c/o High Point Regional Hospital, P.O. Box HP-5, High Point, NC  27261.

Online condolences may be made to Mrs. Watson’s memorial page at


Maxine Whitfield  

HIGH POINT — Mrs. Maxine Belser Whitfield, 47, of High Point departed this earthly life on Monday July 28, 2014 at High Point Regional. 

She was born April 11, 1967 to Henry and Rosa Bowman Belser.

She was a graduate of Scott's Branch High School class of 1985. Maxine was a faithful and committed employee of NAPA Auto Parts until her health declined. She was known as a devoted person to her family and always delighted in their gatherings.

Love ones who preceded her in death includes her father, Henry Belser Sr. and one brother, Henry Lee Belser Jr.

She leaves to cherish her precious memories her husband, Harold Whitfield Sr. of High Point; four children, Maurice Belser Sr., Harold Maurice Whitfield Jr., Monica Whitfield and Ashley Whitfield all of the home; four grandchildren, Kamora Gladden, Krystain Whitfield, Sa'von Scott and Maurice Belser Jr. all of High Point; mother, Rosa Belser of Summerton, SC; one brother, Sam Belser of Summerton, SC; eight sisters, Emma Junious, Hester Belser, Joann Belser all of Summerton SC, Addie Mae Kind, Rena (James) McConico, Bertha (Terry) Martin, all of Thomasville, Sarah (Earl) Johnson and Deloris Belser of High Point; a host of other relatives and friends.

A wake will be held from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Solid Rock Baptist Church.

Home going Celebration will be held 3:00 p.m., Saturday August 2, 2014 at Mt Pleasant UME Church,  1654 Pinewood, SC.  The family visitation will begin 2:30 p.m. at the church.  Online condolences may be sent to Professional arrangements entrusted to People's Funeral & Cremation Services.


Vern Williamsen

OAK RIDGE — Vern George Williamsen, 88, died on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at his residence.

Arrangements are incomplete. Johnson and Sons IN High Point is assisting the family. 


William ‘Harold’ Young

ARCHDALE — Mr. William “Harold” Young, 77, of Archdale, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at High Point Regional.

Born November 7, 1936 in Jamestown, he was the son of the late William Howard and Wilma Adams Young. He was retired from the NAPA store on South Main in High Point, and he loved fishing and wood working in his shop.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two sons, Ricky Young and Randy Young.

On April 16, 1966, he married the former Clara Diggs, who survives of the home. Also surviving are two children, Dayna Perry, of High Point, and Michael Fowler and wife, Terry, of Salisbury; five grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Thursday night from 6 until 8 at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.

Because of Harold’s love of all animals, the family requests that memorials be made to the Humane Society of the Piedmont, 4527 W. Wendover Ave, Greensboro, NC 27407.

Online condolences can be made at  Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.