Obituaries December 9, 2012

Dec. 08, 2012 @ 06:12 PM

Frances McLauchlin
HIGH POINT - Frances Jeanette (Goodson) McLauchlin, 88, passed away on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at High Point Regional Hospital.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point with Rev. Steve Smith officiating. A visitation will be from 6 -8 p.m. on Monday, December 10, 2012 at the funeral home. Burial will be held in Floral Garden Park Cemetery.
Frances was born on May 8, 1924 in Toccoa, GA to the late Bolt Talford and Myrtle Mae (Ballenger) Goodson. For a time, she worked in the retail field having been employed with The F.W. Woolworth Co. and Dillard’s Department Store as a sales clerk until she decided to devote her life to her family as a homemaker and mother. Frances was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star: Chapter 344 and a member of Oak View Baptist Church. Earlier in her life, she practiced skills in sewing and ceramic work, but later in life focused her attention to caring for her family, who in turn cared for her during her final years.
Frances is survived by one daughter, Carolyn Greene of Concord; one son, Clarence Banks Koontz of High Point; two grandchildren, Heather Bennet and April Crisco; and three great-grandchildren, David, Nikki and Jasper. In addition her parents, Frances was preceded in death by a husband, three brothers and four sisters.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Frances’ memory to: Oak View Baptist Building Fund, 810 Oakview Rd., High Point, NC 27265.
Condolences may be left on Frances’ page at
Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.

Janice Rich
HIGH POINT - Janice (Hawley) Rich, 55, died on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. A funeral service will be on Monday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale. A visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will be at Oakwood Municipal Cemetery. Condolences can be left at

Cara Tipton
HIGH POINT - Cara T. Tipton, 90, of Jackson Lake Rd, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at High Point Regional Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.

Gladys Brown
HIGH POINT - Gladys Brown, 76, of High Point, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 at Hospice Home of High Point. The Homegoing Celebration is incomplete and entrusted to People’s Funeral Service.

Joseph Farlow
TRINITY - Joseph Walter Farlow, Jr., 90, of Roy Farlow Rd., died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, after a short illness. Funeral arrangements are pending at Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.

Hector MacLean
LUMBERTON - Hector MacLean of Lumberton, North Carolina died peacefully at his home on Pearl Harbor Day, December 7, 2012. He was born on September 15, 1920, a son of the late Governor Angus Wilton McLean and Margaret French McLean. He was predeceased by his wife of 56 years Lyl Warwick MacLean. Mr. MacLean was also a brother to the late Margaret McLean Shepherd and Angus Wilton McLean, Jr. He is survived by his only child Lyl MacLean Clinard and her husband Aaron of High Point; grandchildren Lyl MacLean Clinard Kluttz and her husband Bill of Newport, RI and Aaron Neal Clinard, Jr. and his wife Betsey of High Point; and 3 grandsons of whom he was very proud Aaron Neal Clinard, III, William Clarence Kluttz, IV and Rudduck Mendenhall Clinard. He is also survived by his 1 nephew John Calvin Shepherd of Greenville, SC and 2 nieces Lee Shepherd Gurtin of Berwyn, Pennsylvania and Martha Godwin Shepherd of Decatur, GA, along with several grandnephews and nieces.
During his 92 years, Mr. MacLean proudly and unselfishly lived a life of service to many. Privately, he benefited family and friends in gifts of his time, talents and assets. Publically, he served in numerous leadership roles for the First Presbyterian Church of Lumberton (including Elder Emeritus), the Presbyterian hierarchy of government, the city of Lumberton, the State of NC and his Nation. As a graduate of Davidson College and while attending the Wharton School of Business, he volunteered at the outset of World War II.  This patriotic service included being a Captain in General George Patton’s Third Army during its successful campaigns in Europe. At the conclusion of those perilous times, he was honorably discharged with the rank of Major and a Bronze Star Award to begin his life of public service.
Upon his return from the military service, Mr. MacLean successfully completed law school at the University of North Carolina, whereupon he opened a law practice in his hometown of Lumberton. After only a few years, he was called upon to lead as its President, the National Bank of Lumberton, an institution founded by his father in 1897. This was the beginning of a long history of success in the banking industry, continuing until his retirement while serving as President and later CEO from 1955 – 1990. He led the bank’s efforts in one of the early banking models of mergers and acquisitions under the banner of Southern National Bank. This multi-state corporation at his retirement led shortly thereafter to the merger of equals with BB&T.
Mr. MacLean’s political career included service as Mayor of Lumberton and a State Senator in the NC Legislator. While as a State Senator for 10 years, he proudly sponsored bills that led to Pembroke State College becoming a part of the UNC System and the establishment of the NC Zoo.
In the field of education, Mr. MacLean extinguished himself at: UNC-CH as President and Founder of the Medical Foundation of NC for 22 years and recipient of the University’s Distinguished Service Award; St. Andrews Presbyterian College as its Founding Chairman of the Board of Trustees and the recipient of its Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree; Davidson College’s Board of Visitors; UNC-Pembroke’s Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree and its Alumni Association’s Distinguished Service Award; and a Trustee at Union Theological Seminary. Today, most of these institutions have in his honor Hector MacLean scholarships.
Out of his passion for history, Mr. MacLean dedicated countless hours as: Chairman of the Council of the Thirteen Original States, Trustee of the US Constitution Council, Founding Chairman of the Robeson County Historical Drama Association which produced the outdoor drama “Strike at the Wind”, President of the Presbyterian Historical Foundation, Chairman of the NC Bicentennial Commission, DAR Medal of Honor recipient, and an early member of the St. Andrews Society of NC.
Among his many honors were his induction into the NC Business Hall of Fame, an award of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine and the naming of Interstate 95 through Lumberton as the “Hector MacLean Highway”.
The family wishes to recognize these special caregivers, who for many years devoted their time, energy and love like family to Mr. MacLean: Jennifer McLean, Lillie Galloway, Carl Baxter, Jackie Perry and Mary Washington.
Friends and family will be received at the home 2101 N. Elm Street, Lumberton, NC on Monday evening from 6 to 8p.m. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church, Lumberton, NC with interment at Meadowbrook Cemetery immediately after the service. The family has requested that any gifts or memorials be directed to either First Presbyterian Church, Lumberton, NC Museum of History Foundation or St. Andrews College, Laurinburg, NC.

Dallas Chapman
HIGH POINT - Dallas James Chapman, 19, passed away suddenly on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012.
Dallas was born on April 7, 1993 in Austell, GA a son of Lee Chapman. He was a 2012 graduate of Central High School and a 2012 graduate of Advanced Individual Training with the U.S. Army. He was also in the Jr. ROTC from grades 9-12.
He was employed as a 91P Artillery Mechanic with the Army National Guard since 2010.
He enjoyed being in the military, spending time with his friends, and practicing his marksmanship skills at the shooting range. He also enjoyed archery, placing 3rd for longbow while living in Florida.
In addition to his mother, Dallas is survived by a brother, John Edward Woodham of GA; a sister, Stevie Nicole Chapman of CA; and C.C. his beloved pit-bull.
A celebration of life memorial service will be 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, 1015 Eastchester Drive, High Point with CWO4 Alvin C. Dills, USMC (Ret.) FSC Kevin Hunt, and Chaplin John Mozingo officiating. Full military honors will be presented by the North Carolina National Guard.
Online condolences may be left on Dallas’s memorial page at
Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.

Welborn Keith Jones
HIGH POINT - Welborn Keith Jones, 54, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at Thomasville Medical Center. A memorial service will be held Friday at 6 p.m., in the Chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale. The family will receive friends follow the service. Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.

Luther D. Moore
HIGH POINT - Mr. Luther D. Moore, 77, of Archdale, went to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, December 7, 2012.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm Monday, at Lambeth-Troxler Funeral Home, with the Reverend Doug Davis officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 pm prior to the service.
Mr. Moore was born August 13, 1935 in Guilford County to Zeno and Alberta Moore. He was the owner and operator of M. B. Plating and a member of Triad Cowboy Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Victor Moore and sister, Betty Mizell.
Mr. Moore is survived by his loving wife Sudie E. Moore; daughter, Joetta Cannan (Dave); sons, Richard Moore (April), Paul Moore (Laura), Kevin Moore, and Banner Shoe III (Anita); daughter-in-law, Vickey Moore; sisters, Rena Mae Purcell, Becky Dean, and Juanita Moore; brothers, Floyd Moore and James Moore; grandchildren, Rick Jr., Shannon, Shane, Ashlee, Logan, Jackson, Blake, Keana, and Kaitlin; great-grandchildren, Savannah, Ryan, Grant, and Mckenzie.
Memorials may be made to Triad Cowboy Baptist Church, 5320 Poole Road Archdale, NC 27263.
The obituary and online condolences may be viewed at

James Gibson
GREENSBORO - James Gibson, 70, died on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at Moses Cone Hospital. Cremation Services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Rufus Harrington
HIGH POINT - Rufus Harrington, 73, died on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at Adams Farm Health & Rehabilatation. Cremation Services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Wes Hankins
GREENSBORO - Wesley Fletcher “Wes” Hankins, 72, a resident of Greensboro, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cumby Family Funeral Service of Archdale.

Beatrice Mowery
ASHEBORO - Beatrice Shean Mowery, age 88, of Asheboro died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. The funeral will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Pugh Funeral Home Chapel, 437 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro.