Obituaries Feb. 27, 2014

Feb. 26, 2014 @ 05:10 PM

Evelyn Black
THOMASVILLE — Mrs. Evelyn Mae Saintsing Black, 81, a resident of Scenic Way, died Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at the High Point Regional Hospital. She was born on November 25, 1932, in Davidson County to Daniel Washington Saintsing and Myrtle Beatrice Kennedy Saintsing. She was a 1951 graduate of Hasty High School. She retired from Sara Lee Socks, formerly Maro Hosiery, as a bookkeeper and previously worked for High Point Bank & Trust. She was a member of Zion United Church of Christ, where she taught Sunday School in the Children’s Department, as well as being a member of the Sixty Plus Club and Women’s Guild.
On December 4, 1954,  she married Claiborn Curvis “Chigger” Black, who survives of the home; also surviving are her daughters, Teresa Southern and husband Mike of Thomasville and Amy Crowson and husband Forrest of Winston-Salem; two sons, Roger Black of Thomasville and Steven Black of the home; grandchildren, Lauren Crowson and Ren Crowson, both of Raleigh; sister, Ruth Kennedy and husband Dale of Thomasville; brother, Harvey Saintsing and wife Frances of Thomasville; sisters-in-law, Vanetta Biddix of Black Mountain, N.C. and Sarah Lambe of Thomasville; and several nieces and nephews and their families.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Zion United Church of Christ with Rev. James Simonds officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  Mrs. Black will remain at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville until taken to the church 30 minutes prior to the service. The family will be at the funeral home on Thursday from 6:30 -8:30 p.m. Memorials may be directed to Zion UCC Memorial Association, 130 Hasty School Rd. Thomasville, N.C. 27360. Online condolences may be sent to

Andy Brown
HOLLY SPRINGS — Andrew Carson Brown (Andy), 43, died Sunday, February 23, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family as was his wish. Andy grew up in Trinity, N.C. and graduated from Trinity High School in 1988. Upon graduating, he attended Pfeiffer College. Later he joined the U. S. Coast Guard where he was a Communication Officer. Among other duties, he spent most of his service in Grand Haven, Michigan. Andy received multiple decorations for service to the degree that he was recommended by James D. Bjostad, Lieutenant Commander, to attend officers training school. After his military service he joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Raleigh where he continued to use his communication skills. Prior to his death Andy was Incident Manager with Verizon Business where he handled communication problems for high profile corporations.
Andy was predeceased by his infant brother, Alex Courtney Brown; his paternal grandparents, L. G. and Vera Brown; and his maternal grandfather Frank Phillips. Surviving are his wife: Rachel Lynn Hodge Brown and his two loving children: Abigail (Abby) and Tanner. Also surviving are his mother, Annette Troxler and stepfather, Mike; his father James (Bugsy) Brown and stepmother, Myra; stepsister, Tracey Troxler Dollarhite and husband Kevin and niece Amber; maternal grandmother Fannie Phillips; step-grandfather, “Dr. Bill” Herring; step-grandmother, Peggy Rich; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family and friends.
The family will receive friends from 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Friday, February 28, 2014, in the Roger Decker Fellowship Hall adjacent to Midway Presbyterian Church, 9115 N.C. Highway 130 West, Maxton, N.C. 28364. The memorial service will follow the visitation at 3 p.m., in the church; the service will be officiated by Reverend Adam Blackmon, cousin of the deceased. A private family burial will precede the visitation and service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: The American Cancer Society for Esophageal Cancer Research, Midway Presbyterian Church or a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements entrusted to Boles Funeral home Rowland, N.C.

Sandra Cashion
GREENSBORO — Mrs. Sandra Lane Allen Cashion, 72, a resident of Greensboro, died Tuesday morning at Wesley Long Hospital. Sandra was born March 25, 1941, in High Point, the daughter of Clinton and Ann Thomason Allen. After receiving her BS Degree from UNC-G she worked as a graphic designer. She was a member of Jamestown United Methodist Church and the Circle of Hope Church Circle. Sandra was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Darrell Allen. On April 15, 1978, she married Coleman Lee Cashion. Surviving in addition to her husband is her daughter, Ann Lee Holbrook; her son, David Allen Cashion; two sisters, Charlotte Collins of Winston-Salem, Ilene Morrison of Advance and two grandchildren, Tyler Pilcher and Andrew Holbrook.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Jamestown United Methodist Church conducted by the Reverend Jim Watford. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Sandra’s memory to Jamestown United Methodist Church, 403 E. Main St., Jamestown, N.C. 27282, The American Cancer Society, or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online audio and written condolences can be made at

Braelynn Coulter
HIGH POINT — Miss Braelynn Rayne Coulter, 3, resident of High Point, entered Heaven on February 24, 2014. Braelynn was born January 9, 2011, in Forsyth County. Her short time here with us touched so many hearts. Her smile and laughter could light up any room. She knew no stranger and loved everyone she came in contact with. She loved to sing and dance. She was always so full of life and had such a vivid imagination. She was truly beautiful inside and out and a blessing to many.
Surviving is her mother, Randi Beth Coulter of Kernersville; her father, Brandon Autry of Kernersville; her step-father, Christopher Peters of High Point; two grandmothers, Dondra (GaGa) Dilldine of Kernersville and April Whitaker of Kernersville; two grandfathers, Danny Causey of High Point and Tim Dilldine of Kernersville; two great grandmothers, Judy Causey of Kernersville and Lynna Coulter of Tennessee; great grandparents, Alvin and Linda Dilldine of Kernersville; three aunts, Alyssa Martin of Kernersville, Kriston (KiKi) Smith of Kernersville and Darlene (Auntie) Harrellson of Pleasant Garden; two uncles, Cody Coulter of Kernersville and Timmy (T.T.) Dilldine of Kernersville; and three cousins, Isiah Coulter of Kernersville, Wesley Flores of Kernersville and Austin Roddy of Kernersville.  She was preceded in death by her great grandmother, Shelby (Nannie) Roddy; three great uncles, Alexander Scott Coulter, Ricky Roddy and David Roddy; and great aunt, Patty (PatPat) Hemrick.
A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at The Bridge in Kernersville. Interment will follow at Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the church. Memorials may be directed to the Braelynn Rayne Coulter Fund at Truliant Federal Credit Union. Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point is assisting the family. On-line condolences may be made through 

Bob Hochuli
ASHEBORO — Robert “Bob” Henry Hochuli passed away at 82 early Monday, February 24, 2014. Bob was born in East Orange, N.J. and grew up in Winnetka, Ill. and Silver Spring, Md., before attending high school in Irvington, N.Y. He graduated from Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., where was on the student government board and a member of the football team and Beta Theta Pi fraternity. In college, he met the love of his life, Barbara White. After graduation, Bob served as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. He married Barbara in 1955 in Staten Island, N.Y. The marriage was one of devotion and friendship for 58 years. Bob and Barbara raised two children in a home filled with laughter and love. After a career that began in the oil industry, Bob spent the last 25 years of his career in the hosiery industry, settling in Asheboro, NC.
Bob spent his adult life in service to others. He unselfishly gave his time and energies to causes that he felt passionately about. Bob served as Scoutmaster for Troop 525 for 16 years where his accomplishments included guiding 56 young men to achieve the rank of Eagle. In recognition of his outstanding commitment to the Boy Scouts of America, Bob was awarded the Silver Beaver as well as being recognized as a James West fellow. He received the Cleve Thayer Award Outstanding Adult Scouter in Randolph County. Bob was on the Board of Directors of the Randolph County Chapter of the American Red Cross serving as Chairman of the Board and as Blood Chair during his tenure. He served on the Board of Directors of The Family Crisis Center, a battered women’s shelter. He built homes with Habitat for Humanity and delivered Meals on Wheels. He was a faithful volunteer for the Christian United Outreach Center. Bob tutored fifth graders at Balfour Elementary School. Bob also volunteered as a docent for the North Carolina Zoological Park.
Spiritually, the church was also central in Bob’s life. In the First Presbyterian Church in Asheboro, Bob served as both Deacon and Elder. He taught Sunday school and served as the adult leader of the middle school Youth Group. However, his love was the music program. Bob sang in the church choir for 50 years, most recently with Starmount Presbyterian Church in Greensboro. Bob is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughter, Barbara Poe and her husband, Mike; son, Rob Hochuli and his wife, Peggy; grandchildren, Rob Poe, Kelly Poe, Jeff Hochuli and Matt Edwards. A memorial service will be held Friday, February 28 at 1 p.m. at River Landing at Sandy Ridge in Colfax, N.C. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the music programs at Starmount Presbyterian Church in Greensboro or the music program at First Presbyterian Church in Asheboro. Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.

Antony Johnson
WINSTON-SALEM — Mr. Antony Johnson 34, of Winston Salem died on February 25, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete at People’s Funeral & Cremation Service.

Daphne Jones
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Daphne Thomas Jones, 88, went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 24, 2014, at High Point Regional Hospital. Born December 31,1925, to the late William “Floyd” Thomas and Beatrice Yates Thomas, Mrs. Jones was a life-time resident of High Point. On June 23, 1945, she married the love of her life, Lonnie Jones, who survives at the home. A consummate mother and homemaker, Daphne was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends until her declining health no longer allowed her to do so. She also enjoyed playing the piano, singing, reading a good book and watching her soap operas, but spending time with her family was her favorite activity.
Mrs. Jones had an unwavering faith in God. She was an active member of Parkwood Baptist Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir, and served on various committees until her declining health limited her attendance. She especially loved her Golden Circle Sunday School class. Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her son, Jerry D. Jones, a brother, Bill Thomas and sister, Connie Allgood. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughters, Karen Jones and Lori Farrington and husband, Jeff, of High Point; grandchildren, Brian Jones and wife, Trisha, of Clayton, N.C.; Tyler Farrington and wife, Krissy, of Daphne, AL.;  Madison Farrington of High Point and great grandsons Nolan and Cole Jones. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 
A celebration of life service will be held in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point on Friday, February 28, at 11 a.m. with Reverend Bob Hiatt and Reverend Daniel Pittman officiating. Interment will follow at Floral Garden Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home and other times at the home. The family would like to say a special thank you to the doctors and nurses at HPRHS for the excellent care and compassion shown to Daphne and her family during her illness. Memorial donations may be made to Parkwood Baptist Church at 2107 Penny Road High Point, N.C. 27265 and Hayworth Cancer Center, 302 Westwood Ave., High Point, N.C. 27262. On-line condolences may be made through

Per Kalstrup
HIGH POINT — Per Romer Kalstrup, 79, of High Point, passed away February 25, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. Per was retired from his career in the veneer business as executive vice president of the David R. Webb Company. Per was born in Aalborg, Denmark, son of Svend and Ellen Kalstrup. Brother to Ole Kalstrup. In 1948 the family immigrated to the United States. He Married Carol Ann Capek of Whiting, Ind. on Jan. 12, 1957. Per was a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, IL.
All services will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary in High Point on Saturday, March 1. Visitation will commence at 12 p.m., Mass at 1 p.m., then followed by a reception at the church. Per is survived by his wife Carol of 57 years. Brother Ole and wife Kathy Kalstrup. Children; Mark Kalstrup wife Debbie, Steve Kalstrup, Kay Ellen Lentini husband Steve. Grandchildren Brad Lentini, Andrew Lentini, Eric Kalstrup and wife Susan, Brian Kalstrup. Great Granddaughter Kylie Kalstrup. Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to; Immaculate Heart of Mary Building fund or Hospice Home of the Triad.

Cecil Ledford
OLIN — Cecil James Ledford, 62, of Olin, N.C. passed away on February 24, 2014. Carolina Cremation of Salisbury, North Carolina is assisting the Ledford family.

Brandon Owens
DENTON — Brandon Scott Owens, age 24, of Lick Creek Ch. Rd., Denton, died Monday, February 24, 2014, at Thomasville Medical Center. Funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton. Online condolences can be made at

Roberto Pascual
HIGH POINT — Roberto Hernandez Pascual, 46, died on Wednesday, February 25, 2014, at High Point Regional Hospital. Arragements are incomplete at People’s Funeral & Cremation Service.

Bobby Pearson
FORT MILLS, S.C. — Mr. Bobby Pearson, 48, of Ft. Mills, S.C. died on Feb. 26, 2014, at CMC Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at People’s Funeral & Cremation Service.

Gladys Salmons
ASHEBORO — Mrs. Gladys Elizabeth Vanhoy Salmons, 81, of Asheboro, died Tuesday, February 25, 2014. A funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, February 28, 2014, at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6- 8 p.m. Thursday, February 27, 2014, at Ridge Funeral Home. Arrangements by Ridge Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

Russell Thompson
DENTON — Mr. Russell Leon Thompson age 80, of South Main St. Ext. Denton died Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Memorial services will be held a later date. Briggs Funeral Home in Denton is serving the Thompson Family. Online condolences can be made at

Margaret Walker
THOMASVILLE — Margaret E. Walker, 72, died on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at Hinkle Hospice House. Services are incomplete at this time. Prominence is serving the Walker Family. Online condolences may be made at