Obituaries Feb. 18, 2014

Feb. 17, 2014 @ 04:36 PM

Milbron Potts Sr.
LEXINGTON — Milbron “Mib” Eddie Potts Sr., age 92, of Linwood went home to be with the Lord Saturday. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Davidson Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel.

Bonnie N. Swicegood
MIDWAY — Bonnie Nifong Swicegood, 70, of Midway, passed away early Sunday Morning February 16, 2014. Graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Midway United Methodist Church Cemetery. Davidson Funeral Home, Hickory Tree Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.davidsonfuneralhome.net.

William Moore
GREENSBORO — William J. Moore, 70, passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2014. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Alfonzo Southerland
SPRING LAKE — Alfonzo Southerland, 64, of Spring Lake, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, in his residence. Services will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the chapel at Adcock Funeral Home followed by burial in Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery in Spring Lake with full military honors.  The family will receive friends at a visitation at the funeral home on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m. Services entrusted to Adcock Funeral Home & Crematory.  

Ruby McCarn
LEXINGTON — Ruby Mae Lohr McCarn, 91, of East Center Street, died Monday, February 17, 2014, at Carolina House. A memorial graveside service will be 12 p.m. Saturday, February 22, 2014, at Linwood United Methodist.

Lois Wooten
LEXINGTON — Lois Alber Wooten, 87, of Welcome Bethesda Road, died Sunday, February 16, 2014, at Abbotts Creek Rehabilitation Care Center. A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at Forest Hill Memorial Park.


Margaret Saintsing
THOMASVILLE — Mrs. Margaret Ellen Messer Saintsing, 85, a resident of Brian Center Nursing Care and formerly of Old Greensboro Road, died Sunday, February 16, 2014, at the Brian Center. She was born on January 11, 1929, in Marion, N.C. to George Washington Messer and Annie Messer. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dallas William “Buck” Saintsing on January 4, 2010, whom she married on May 30, 1947. Surviving are her children, daughter, Beverly S. Eddinger; sons, Ronnie Saintsing, Mark Saintsing, and Steve Saintsing. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Zion United Church of Christ Cemetery with Reverend Chris Clontz officiating. No formal visitation will be held. Online condolences may be sent to www.jcgreenandsons.com.

Joyce Jenkins
ARCHDALE — Mrs. Joyce Jenkins, 71, passed away on Monday, February 17, 2014, at her residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Phillips Funeral Service, Inc.

Jessie M. Wood
ASHEBORO — Mrs. Jessie Pearl Morris Wood, 90, of Asheboro, died Saturday, February 15, 2014. A funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel and other times at the home. Arrangements by Ridge Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

Elva Lawing
ARCHDALE — Elva Myrick Lawing, 91, formally of Westbrook Court in Archdale, went to be with the Lord on Thursday February 13, 2014, at Hospice Home at High Point. She was born in High Point on August 24, 1922, to the late Nellie Duggins Myrick and Robert L. Myrick. Married Clyde W. Lawing on December 7, 1940, who predeceased her in 2007 after 66 years of marriage. For most of her life she was dedicated homemaker but in her early years of her marriage she worked at Adams Mills. She was of the Baptist faith and in her later years looked forward to hearing Charles Stanley.
She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn (Carol) Stevens and husband Jim of Archdale and Janice Parsons and husband Gerry of Rutherfordton; sister, Nona Sink of High Point, brother, Johnny Myrick and wife Martha of High Point; four grandchildren, Jeffrey Beck and wife Linda of Canton, Sherri Gerringer and husband, Bryan of High Point, Tami Stevens of Holly Springs, Gerry Parsons ll and wife Robin of Rutherfordton; three great-grandchildren, Taylor Beck, Casey Gerringer and Trevor Hughes. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday February 19, 2014, at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale, a celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. in the chapel with Pastor John Vernon officiating followed by interment in Floral Garden Memorial Park. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Dr. High Point, N.C. 27262. Online condolences may be made through www.cumbyfuneral.com.

Keena Lindsay
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Keena Frazier Lindsay, 32, of High Point died on February 17, 2014, at High Point Regional Hospital. Arrangements are pending with Thomasville Funeral Service.


Homer Franklin “Frank” Michael
ARCHDALE — Homer Franklin “Frank” Michael, also known as “Ringo” to his close family and friends, 58, of Archdale, died Friday, February 14, 2014. Frank was born September 25, 1955, to the late Joseph and Rose Butler Michael. He worked in the maintenance department at Slane Hosiery Mills. Frank was a member of Cloverdale Church of the Living God. On August 26, 1989, he married the former Peggy Tomlin, who survives of the home. In addition to his wife, Frank is survived by children, Jason Melton and wife Jessica of Randleman, Jeremy Austin of High Point, and Jessica Rains of Archdale; sisters, Patsy Ward and husband James, Rosalee Roth, and Kathy Godbolt; brothers, Bobby Michael and wife Bobbie and Danny Michael; and 10 grandchildren. A celebration of Frank’s life will be held Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Cloverdale Church of the Living God, High Point. The family will receive friends Tuesday, February 18, 2014, from 6 - 8 p.m. at the church. Online condolences may be made to Frank’s memorial page at www.cumbyfuneral.com. Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.

Mary B. Hicks
ASHEBORO — Mrs. Mary Frances Blake Hicks, 86, of Asheboro, N.C., died Monday, February 17, 2014. A funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at Ridge Funeral Home and other times at the home. Arrangements by Ridge Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

Mary Oxendine
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Mary Helen Oxendine, 92, of High Point passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2014, at her residence. She was born September 13, 1921, to Jimmy and Flora Locklear in Robeson County, N.C. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Woodrow Locklear and Clinton Oxendine; two brothers and three sisters. She is survived by six sons, Willie Oxendine of Thomasville, Jessie (Geraldine) Oxendine of High Point, Benson (Barbara) of Winston Salem, C.B. (Jennifer) Oxendine of Reidsville, Vance Oxendine of Clemmons and Jimmy Oxendine of Madison; one daughter, Geraldine Oxendine of Winston Salem; two brothers, James A. (Lisa) of Lumberton, NC and D.L. (Doretta) Locklear of Maxton; one sister, Evelyn Oxendine; 27 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and other relatives. Special thanks to Hospice Home at High Point for your exceptional care. Visitation will be 6 p.m- 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at People’s Funeral Chapel. Funeral will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at Whitehill Church in Pembroke. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Professional arrangements entrusted to People’s Funeral & Cremation Services.

Eric James Jr.
HIGH POINT — Baby Eric Dwight James Jr., 7 weeks old, died on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete at People’s Funeral & Cremation Services.

Paul Snider
LEXINGTON — Mr. Paul Leonard Snider, 85, of Lexington died on February 17, 2014, at Brookstone Retirement Center. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 21, at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery in Trinity. Thomasville Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Raymond Fox
HIGH POINT — Raymond Andrew Fox, 88, passed away on Sunday February 16, 2014, at High Point Regional Medical Center. Born on January 13, 1926 in Tazewell County Virginia to Lava Sawyer Fox and Robert Fox. He is preceded in death by his parents, daughters; Lois and Rita, five brothers, one sister and three grandsons. Served his country in the U.S. Army during World War ll, married in 1947 to Virginia Hash Fox that precedes him in death after 49 years of marriage. Survived by daughters, Judy Rupard and husband David of Archdale, Vilma “Bam” Johns of High Point, Debra Fox of Thomasville, Kathy Guinn of Welcome, one brother Earl Fox of Welcome also seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and three great-great- grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday February 19, 2014, at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday February 20, 2014, in the chapel with Reverend Dean Fox and Dr. Maston Love officiating followed by interment in Floral Garden Memorial Park.

Lori Varner
DENTON — Mrs. Lori Paulette Brown Varner, age 63, of Denton died Monday, February 17, at her home. Service for Mrs. Varner will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 19, at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in Mountain View Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m., prior to the service, at the funeral home.