Obituaries June 5, 2013

Jun. 04, 2013 @ 06:48 PM

Anna Mae Berridge

SOPHIA — Mrs. Anna Mae Berridge, 73, passed away June 2, 2013, at Forsyth Medical Center.

Anna was born on March 15, 1940, in Wyoming, Michigan, to the late Mabel Buischart and Ernest Beebe. She was of the Baptist faith and had worked for Southern Die-Cast and most recently with her daughter’s cleaning service, Tidy Tina’s. On December 7, 1957, she married Elbert Louis Berridge and later moved to Randolph County, where they raised their family.

Surviving are her husband of over 55 years, Elbert Louis Berridge of the home; daughters, Daisy Pinnix and her husband Roger of Sophia, Tina Berridge Vestal of Trinity, and Tammy Jones of High Point; sons, Jesse Berridge and his wife Ruby of Silver Valley, Ricky Berridge of Sophia, George Berridge and wife Briggi of Thomasville. Also surviving are her sister, Mary Lorentz and her husband Bob; two brothers, Rev. Ron Beebe and his wife Mary, and Raymond Beebe, all of Arizona; nine grandchildren, Sherry, Jonathan, Chris, Tabitha, Brittany, Brandon, Bradley, Brooke, and Jeremy, and 10 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service to celebrate Anna’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Sechrest Funeral Service, 120 Trindale Rd., Archdale with her brother, Reverend Ron Beebe and the Reverend Dr. Don Anderson and officiating. Interment will follow in Floral Garden Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday at Sechrest Funeral Service, Archdale.

Memorial contributions may be directed to her husband, Elbert Berridge, 3790 Runway Drive, Sophia, NC 27350.

Online condolences may be made on Mrs. Berridge’s memorial page at Arrangements by Sechrest Funeral Service, Archdale.


Stuart Waller Carty

BOISE, ID — Stuart Waller Carty, 69, of Boise, Idaho, passed away on June 2,, 2013, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Boise, Idaho, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born on February 6, 1944, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Colonel Douglas Felix and Miriam Rose Carty, Stuart was the first of five brothers and was greatly loved by them all. Stuart was preceded in death by his brother, Tate Lamar Carty, and he is survived by his wife, Martha Davis Carty; by his parents, Colonel Douglas F. and Miriam Carty; by brothers Douglas F. Carty Jr. (Becky), Matthew King Carty (Karen), and Warren Austin Carty (Mausty); sisters-in-law Susan Parker (Bill), Karen Decosimo (Nick), and Lisa Brown (Scott); brothers-in-law Mike Davis (Patsy), Matt Davis (Julie); and many nieces and nephews.

Stuart graduated from General H. H. Arnold High School in Wiesbaden, Germany, and he received his B.A. Degree from the University of Tennessee in 1967. While at the University of Tennessee, Stuart was in the ROTC and graduated as a 2nd Lieutenant. He served four years as an Air Force Officer at Travis Air Force Base during the Vietnam War.  After his tour of duty, Stuart returned to the University of Tennessee where he completed his law degree in 1974.

In 1968, Stuart married the love of his life, Martha Davis of Signal Mountain, Tennessee. After completing his law degree, Martha and Stuart moved to Boise, Idaho. He was employed by the State Attorney General’s Office and later went into private practice with Chip Houst and Rick Dredge. He was currently practicing at Carty Law.

Stuart practiced before state and federal courts and was a member of Idaho Trial Lawyers, American Association of Justice, National Rifle Association, Safari Club of America, Full Gospel Business Men Fellowship and Discovery Church (formerly known as Boise Valley Christian Communion Church).       

Stuart and Martha were avid hunters. They loved hunting big game in and around Riggins, Idaho. They traveled the world in pursuit of wild game while making lifelong friends wherever they went. Stuart never met a stranger and his life was full of love and laughter.

The great loves of his life were his wife, Martha, his family, the many spiritual children he mentored, and his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Funeral services will be held at Discovery Church 1177 N. Roosevelt Boise, Idaho on Friday, June 7 at 10:00 a.m. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity.


Brenda Mallory Crase

ARCHDALE — Mrs. Brenda Mallory Crase, 64, a resident of Archdale, passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Westwood Health and Rehabilitation Center. Brenda was born June 28, 1948, in Elliston, VA, the daughter of Nancy Smith Mallory, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Michael Crase, two brothers, Robert Mallory and John “Bud” Mallory.

Surviving are her son Jerry Wayne Suggs, Jr. and wife Tammy of Jamestown and grandson Jacob T. Suggs of Jamestown. She is also survived by three sisters, Karen Ramsey of High Point and Rita Grimment and husband Saford of Sophia and Judy Mallory Wilson of Archdale; and special friend Sally Hancock. Brenda had lived her last 46 years in the Archdale area, retiring from Hickory Springs after 44 years as a logistic and shipping manager. Brenda enjoyed attending gospel music events with friends and family and being with her grandson, for any and all reasons. Family was Brenda’s greatest love.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service Archdale. Interment will follow in Floral Garden Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family requests that memorials be given to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made on Mrs. Crase’s memorial page at Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.


Mickey Lynn Edwards

ARCHDALE — Mickey Lynn Edwards passed May 29, 2013, at Hospice Home in High Point.

He is preceded in death by his father Charles Edwards & nephews Chad & Chris Edwards. He leaves behind his mother Joyce Edwards. A son Charlee Edwards. Siblings Kenny & wife Lori, Marty, Susan, Tim & wife Lesa. Loving nieces and nephews. Extended family Laura, Carsey, Cassidy, Clark & Catherine.

A celebration of life will be held June 8, 2013, at Hillsville softball field, 3458 Jess Smith Rd., Sophia, at 3:00 p.m.  He coached for 20-plus years co-ed ball for children here as well as at Creekside Park. Casual attire. Request from his son is to play a game of softball in his honor.

A special thank you to his friends & staff at Cancer Center, Fitness Center of High Point and Bojangles S. Main High Point & Archdale.

In lieu of flowers, please send any donations to Hospice Home of High Point.


Joy Ervin

HIGH POINT — Joy Ervin, 60, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2013, at High Point Regional Hospital.

Mrs. Ervin was born on March 24, 1953, a daughter of the late Ira James “Bill” and Hattie Pauline (Ward) Ervin. She was a 1976 graduate of Surry High School and a 1978 graduate of Surry Community College, earning a bachelor’s degree in Business. She then went on to work for Greenhouse Fabrics in their customer service department of more than 10 years.

In her spare time, she enjoyed shopping, spending time with her family, traveling to the mountains and beach, and being a wonderful artist. She also had a soft heart for all animals.

She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

Mrs. Ervin is survived by two sons, Travis “T.J” McCraw and his wife, Lea Ann, and Dustin “Dusty” McCraw and his wife Jerusha, both of High Point; a daughter, Amanda “Mandy” McCraw Athey and her husband, Dwayne of High Point; 11 grandchildren, Trevor, Travis, Jr., Taylor, Hana, Joshua, Abel, River, Crystal, Harley, Zachary, and Isaiah; two great-grandchildren, Charleigh and Layla; a brother, Mark Ervin and his wife, Christine of Eflin; a sister, Michelle Bryant of High Point; her beloved Chihuahua, Brandy; many nieces and great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her longtime companion, David Chrisco, and a sister, Paige Ervin.

A celebration of life service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2013, at the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, 1015 Eastchester Drive, High Point with Dr. Jerry Key and preacher Travis McCraw officiating. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2013, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army,

Condolences may be left on Mrs. Ervin’s memorial page at

Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.


Connie Smith Hanes Jr.

THOMASVILLE — Mr. Connie Smith Hanes Jr., 95, a lifelong resident of Thomasville, died on June 2, 2013, at Hospice Home at High Point. He was born on November 25, 1917, to the late Connie Curtis Smith Hanes, Sr. (named for the baseball great Connie Mack, owner-manager of the Philadelphia Athletics) and the late Addie Black Hanes. In his own simple way Connie was so prepared and so organized. A few days before his death his family found a hand written note (really a list) of particulars/benchmarks of his life…..and here it is.

High School: Graduate class of 1936, Thomasville High School;

Married: Ruth Elizabeth Williamson (b. March 16, 1919-d. November 3, 1996), of High Point on September 7, 1940; Work record: Mechanic: Arthur Blacks Garage 9/’35 to 6/’42; Shipyard: NC Shipbuilding Co. 6/’42 to 5/’45

US Navy: 5-28-45 to 4-17-46 (note he entered the war just as the war ended) rate: S1c (seaman 1st class); Engineering Associate: Western Electric Company 8-19-46 to 2-12-81 (where he mainly worked on telephone systems). He was a lifelong member of Calvary United Church of Christ where his Grandfather, Bethlehem Black, donated the land for the Cemetery next to the church, Connie was baptized in 1919, Christened as an adult and he served in may capacities as Elder, Deacon, an Usher, many years on the Consistory, President of the Consistory, Head of the Cemetery and delivering sermon tapes to shut ins.

He is survived by a daughter, Susan Pearl Hanes Joyner and husband Larry Warren Joyner of Ahoskie, NC, and their children, Meredith Hanes Joyner and Hanes Williamson Joyner, both of Raleigh, NC.; a son, Smith Hanes and wife Alisa Barry of Atlanta, GA. He is also survived by many loving cousins, nieces and nephews as well as their families. Other than his parents and his wife Ruth, Connie was preceded in death by his sister, Alma Elizabeth Hanes Stilwell and her husband Marion Lee Stilwell.

A loyal dad, his children knew him for his quirky and stylish cars that included a yellow 1972 Cougar, a green 1967 Volkswagen, and a cucumber colored 1962 Corvair. He and his wife Ruth loved the beach, crabbing, and camping, and were known to cook full meals on a Coleman stove and host the entire extended family at Ponderosa Campground in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. After his retirement they were active in many church and civic activities, especially the Thomasville Woman’s Club, the Western Electric Pioneers, and meals on wheels. They were also much involved in the lives of their children and grandchildren.

In February of 1997 after the death of his wife Ruth, he began a longtime relationship with Dot Hedrick, a family friend of 70 years. Together they were active in social and church activities at Calvary United Church of Christ, Heidelberg United Church of Christ, and Memorial Methodist. They enjoyed trips to the lake and the beach; they were steadfast friends and loyal companions. Some people only find one love, Connie was lucky enough to find two.

Heartfelt thanks to friends and caregivers, especially Phil Hedrick, Linda and Ron Swicegood, and Donna and Tony Hunt for their dedicated support over the last few years. In his last days, the employees of Piedmont Crossing and Hospice Home at High Point were exceptionally caring.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday June 8, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary United Church of Christ with Rev. Kelly Barefoot officiating. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery. Mr. Hanes will remain at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville until taken to the church one hour prior to the service. The family will be at the funeral home on Friday from 6-8 p.m. to receive friends and family. Memorials may be directed to Calvary United Church of Christ, 1411 Lexington Ave., Thomasville, NC. 27360 or directed to The Hospice Home at High Point, 1801 Westchester Dr., High Point NC.27262. On-line condolences may be sent to


Byvion Franklin “Frank” Laughlin

THOMASVILLE — Mr. Byvion Franklin “Frank” Laughlin, 60, a resident of 3101 Harvest Drive, died Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at his residence. He was born November 14, 1952, in Randolph County, a son of Bill Laughlin and Annie Marie Pugh Laughlin. Frank was a devoted husband, father, brother and a man who always cared for others. He lived his whole life by putting others first. He touched so many lives and would never take credit for all the good things he did for so many strangers. Most importantly he was a family man that even through the pain and suffering would make sure his wife, daughters, and grandkids were taken care of.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Jean Grant Laughlin of the home; daughters, Cindy McIntire and husband Paul and Mindy Norris and fiancé Josh Gore, both of Thomasville; sisters, Teresa Wright and husband Ronnie of Sophia and Tena Allen and fiancé Doug Nixon of Franklinville; grandchildren, Ryan McIntire, Austin McIntire, Kaitlynn Norris and Briannna Norris.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 7, 2013, at 1 p.m. in J.C. Green & Sons Chapel with Rev. Ottis Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and other times at the home.

The family requests memorial contributions be directed to Wesley Long Cancer Center Support Fund, C/O Cone Health, Fund Development Dept., 1200 North Elm Street, Greensboro, N.C. 27401, Attn: Beth Cox.

Online condolences may be sent to the Laughlin family at


Harry Thomas Mitchell

HIGH POINT — Mr. Harry Thomas Mitchell, 85, resident of High Point, died June 4, 2013, at Hospice Home at High Point.

Mr. Mitchell was born February 29, 1928, in Salem, OH, a son to the late Floyd and Pearl Cullen Mitchell. A resident of this area since 1953, he had worked for Engineering Controls International and was a Wesleyan minister. His wife, the former Mildred Jester, survives of the residence. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters.

Also surviving is a daughter, Harriet Ray of High Point; a son, Don Mitchell and wife Deb of Monroe; one sister, Esther Mitchell of Salem, OH; four grandchildren, Tommy Callahan and wife Vickie, Sarah Caroway and husband Roger, David Mitchell and wife Kathryn and Molly Mitchell; and five great-grandchildren, Cameron, Tagen, Elizabeth, Jackson and Joshua.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday at Hayworth Wesleyan Church, where he was a member, with Rev. James Capps, Rev. Kim Fowler and Rev. David Emery officiating. Interment will follow at Hickory Chapel Wesleyan Church 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, NC 27262 or to the National Kidney Foundation, 4701 Hedgemore Dr. Suite 810 Charlotte, NC 28209-2280. Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point is assisting the family. On-line condolences may be made through


Irma Siceloff Price

HIGH POINT — Irma Siceloff Price, 90, of High Point died Monday at Westchester Manor. Born May 13, 1923, in Yadkin County, she is a daughter of the late Richard Alexander Siceloff and Nell Fleming Siceloff. Mrs. Price is a graduate of Women’s College, now UNC, Greensboro. She was married to William “Bill” Edwyn Price, Sr., who preceded her in death January 16, 1987. Mrs. Price’s life in the last 20 years has centered around her church and friends. She was a very active member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church where she started the prayer shawl ministry and made many chicken pies. She served as honorary co-chair of the campaign to build Leslie’s House. Her favorite pastime was knitting with her dear friend Jesse Millis and taking trips at Christmas to Gold Hill. She enjoyed Sunday lunch at Mayberry and the “Saturday Morning Breakfast Club,” which met each Saturday at the Golden B.

Mrs. Price is survived by three children, William Edwyn “Ed” Price, Jr. and wife Terri Warren Price of High Point, James “Jim” Whitten Price and wife Carolyn Price of Richmond and Robert Allen Price and wife Leigh Minges Price of Arapahoe. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Holly Price Creech, Katherine Leigh Price, William Edwyn Price, III, Robert Allen Price, Jr., Kathryn Leigh Price, William Dixon Price, Kimberly Davis Terry, Andrew Whitten Price and great-grandchildren, Connor Warren Creech, Hunter Brian Creech, Hannah Elizabeth Creech, Logan Leigh Price, Ethan Robert Price, Robert Hudson Terry, Matthew Garrison Terry and Tate McGowan Price. Also surviving are a sister, Nell Long of Tallahassee, FL, and Irma’s dear friend Betty Packer.

A memorial service to Celebrate the Life of Irma Price will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church with the Reverend Dr. Alexander Ward officiating. The family will greet friends in the Asbury Room following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 11225 Chestnut Street, High Point, NC 27262 or His Laboring Few Ministries, 812 Martin Luther King Drive, Thomasville, NC 27360. Online condolences may be made on Mrs. Price’s memorial page at Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.


Gaye M. Ryavec

SANTA MONICA, CA — Gaye Ryavec (née Dill) passed at home surrounded by her children on May 28. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who embraced all children and appreciated all the people who shared their children with her over the years.

Born in High Point, NC, in 1926, she lived most of her life in Santa Monica, CA, with her husband of almost 60 years, Ernest, who passed in 2009. She was an avid reader, crossword puzzle solver and gardener of roses, epiphyllums and orchids and greatly enjoyed sharing her flowers with others. Indeed, she described herself as the “crazy” woman who went around at 11:00 at night inviting neighbors to come and view her spectacular epiphyllums, which bloom only once a year. She will also be remembered for her grace, warmth, and her love of family gatherings and Christmastime. Of all the accomplishments in her life, she was most proud of her six children: Charles, Carole, Mark, Steven, Lisa and Janice. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law, Laurie Ryavec; her son-in-law, Arn Goranson; grandchildren, Kevin Ryavec, Nicole Ranganath, Terry Nakamura, Mischa Ryavec-Coben, Ilana Ryavec-Goranson and Sonja Ryavec-Goranson; and great-grandchildren, Mira Ranganath, Ariana Coben, Annabelle Coben. Cards may be sent to Lisa Ryavec at 327 – 12th St., Santa Monica, CA 90402. Donations may be made in Gaye’s name to her favorite charity, St. Joseph’s Indian School, P.O. Box 300, Chamberlain, SD 57325.


Evelyn Gilotty Smith

HIGH POINT — Evelyn Gilotty Smith (87) went home to be with her LORD and Savior on June 2, 2013. Born in Baltimore on April 30, 1926, to Anthony Gilotty and Eva Vinck Gilotty, she is survived by her husband of 65 years, Robert Charles Smith, and their children, Jeffrey Smith and wife Nancy, Susan Sivert and husband David, Elaine Rose and husband Matthew, Thomas Smith and wife Sheila, Robert Smith and wife Jennifer. Proud grandmother of 15 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. For the past 10 years, she was a resident of River Landing at Sandy Ridge. Previously she lived in the Baltimore area where she and her husband were founding members and elders of Northminster Presbyterian Church in Reisterstown. A devoted wife and an amazing mother, her joy in the LORD and unwavering faith ministered to everyone she met.

Both Visitation and Memorial Service will be held at River Landing, 1575 John Knox Drive in Colfax NC 27235. Visitation will be Friday June 7, 3 to 6 p.m. Memorial Service will be Saturday, June 8, at 11 a.m. Plans for a Maryland service are pending.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the River Landing at Sandy Ridge Foundation or to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Arrangements by Sechrest Funeral Homes.

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