Obituaries Feb. 25, 2014
THOMASVILLE — Mr. Larry L. Alexander, 67, a resident of Thomasville, passed away on February 23, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville.
ASHEBORO — Patricia Allen, 63, died Tuesday, February 11, 2014. Cremation Services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society and Chapel.
SOPHIA — Mrs. Dessie Trent Hatfield, 68, went to be with the Lord on February 24, 2014, at Hospice of the Piedmont. Mrs. Hatfield was born December 6, 1945, in Laegar, West Virginia, a daughter to the late Thurman Trent and Maxine (Riffe) Trent. She was a homemaker and an avid baker. She enjoyed spending time with her daughters, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She had been a resident of Randolph County for 46 years. She was a devoted servant of God and an active member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Archdale. On June 1, 1964, she married the love of her life, Robert Lee Hatfield, who preceded her in death on October 1, 2008. She also was preceded by her sister, Pennie Trent Larrick in 2005.
Surviving are her two daughters, Robin Austin of Thomasville and Nancy Skeen of Sophia; six grandchildren, Nicholas Austin and wife Michelle, Benjamin Austin, Elijah Austin, Troy Skeen, Leigh Skeen and Trent Skeen; two great grandchildren, Kylee Jade Austin and Jaydin Campbell; five sisters, Frankie York and husband Charles of Massillon, OH, Shirley Silvestro of Thomasville, Dottie S. Caldwell and husband Don of Garfield Heights, Ohio, Sandy Reynolds and husband John of Fall Mills, Va. and Tammy Bennett and husband Keith of Fall Mills, Va.; one brother, Danny Ray Trent and wife Jean of Lexington, several nieces and nephews; and a soon to arrive great grandchild, Levi Brice Austin.
Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with Pastor Richard Callahan officiating. Interment will follow at Poplar Ridge Friends Meeting Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Dr. High Point, N.C. 27262. Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale is assisting the family. On-line condolences may be made through www.cumbyfuneral.com.
HIGH POINT — On February 23, 2014, Fred Alvin Murrow, 71, of High Point was welcomed into his heavenly home. Born June 4, 1942, to William Clifford and Minnie Beck Murrow, he was a life-time resident of High Point. He married his high school sweetheart, the former Brenda Joyce Cook, who survives of the home. A graduate of High Point High School, Fred entered the family business, Murrow’s Transfer – a business Fred would proudly tell you that his dad began with one truck and $350. The baton was passed and Murrow’s Transfer fell under the leadership and growth of Fred, a respected businessman.
Fred loved attending and listening to Gospel music. He enjoyed surf fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. He had a passion for missions and loved helping people both at home and abroad. As a board member of the Clyde Dupin Evangelistic Ministries he and his wife Brenda made several missions trips to places such as Russia and Bosnia. However, his biggest impact was his living testimony. He gave God the glory for miracle after miracle through his 8 year battle with cancer. Never complaining, he shared the beauty of life, the love of his Lord and continued to reach out as a beacon of light and hope for others. His motto was, “Whether I go, or whether I stay, I’m a winner either way!” Very active in his beloved First Wesleyan Church, he was a member of the Outreach Class, an Usher, a Trustee and served on the Transportation Board. He was a past board member of the Salvation Army and worked in an advisory capacity at the House of Prayer, West End Ministries, as well as His Laboring Few.
Survivors include daughter, Kristie and husband Eddie Greene of Greensboro, daughter-in-law, Angela Murrow of High Point, grandsons Jonathan and David Greene, Dylan and Dalton Murrow and granddaughter Chloe Murrow. Two sisters include Shirley and husband Charles Hoover of High Point and Maxine and husband Wayne Hinkle also of High Point. Two brothers – Rev. Mitchell Murrow and wife Faye of Mt. Holly and Max Murrow and wife Sharon of Union, Ky. Others include Dot Cook, mother-in-law of High Point and sister-in-law Sandy Skeen and husband Roger of Greenwood, S.C., five nephews, six nieces and 24 cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Kenneth Eugene Murrow and son Jeffrey Todd Murrow. A celebration of life service will be held at the First Wesleyan Church, 1701 Westchester Drive, High Point N.C. on Thursday, February 27, 2014, at 2 p.m. Rev. Mitchell Murrow will officiate with Rev. Kenn Brown and Dr. Clyde Dupin assisting. Interment will follow at Floral Garden Park. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5- 8 p.m. also at First Wesleyan Church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to: First Wesleyan Church –1701 Westchester Dr., High Point N.C. 27262, The Salvation Army – 10 Pine St., Thomasville N.C. 27360, Hospice of the Piedmont – 1801 Westchester Dr., High Point N.C. 27262.
LEXINGTON — James Donald Parsons, 77, of Knollwood Avenue, died Saturday, February 22, 2014, at Forsyth Medical Center. The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Becks Reformed Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at the funeral home and other times at the home.
LEXINGTON — Bobby Ray Pope of Lexington passed away on February 24, 2014, at Brookstone Retirement Center after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. A Celebration of Life will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, February 27 at First United Methodist Church, Lexington. The family will receive guests immediately following the service in the Fellowship Hall.
HIGH POINT — Catherine Reaves, 48, died Saturday, February 22, 2014. Cremation Services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.
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LEXINGTON — Bobbie Sharpe Walser of Carolina House, formerly of Linwood, passed away Sunday morning. Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Jersey Baptist Church, where she was a lifelong member. Arrangements by Davidson Funeral Home, Lexington.
THOMASVILLE — Eugene “Gene” Franklin Waugh “Big Daddy”, 59, of Thomasville, formerly of Mooresville, passed away Sunday, February 23, 2014, at his home. He was born December 14, 1954, in Mooresville to Betty Poston Waugh and the late Lloyd Franklin Waugh. Gene was a long distance truck driver for USF Holland. Trucking was his passion. Surviving is his wife, Jo Ella Hill Waugh; son, John Franklin Waugh of Mooresville; daughters, Jana Waugh White (Eddie) and Barbara Jean Waugh both of Mooresville; step-daughters, Sarah L. Barnes (Samuel) of Archdale, Samantha L. Gibson (Mark) of Piedmont, S.C. and Kathryn D. Lukhart of Chesapeake, Va.; sister, Teresa “Terri” Weller of Mooresville and thirteen grandchildren.
Visitation for family and friends will be on Thursday, February 27, from 6- 8 p.m. at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 1, at 1 p.m. at Mt. Mourne Church of God with Rev. Donald D. Caldwell officiating. At other times the family will assemble at the home of his daughter, Jana. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, N.C. 27292 or Mt. Mourne Church of God, P. O. Box 468, Mt. Mourne, N.C. 28123. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Waugh family. Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.