Obituaries August 21, 2014

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 04:55 PM

Barbara Kersey

HIGH POINT — Barbara Armentrout Kersey, age 82, a resident of High Point, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014.

She was born on December 27, 1931 in Guilford County, NC to the late George Strayer Armentrout and Sudie Bell Parker Armentrout and had been a resident of this area all of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of Hickory Chapel Wesleyan Church, where she was a former choir member and Sunday school teacher.

Barbara enjoyed reading, crocheting, sewing, knitting, crossword puzzles and spending time with her family. 

In addition to her parents, preceding her in death was her husband, Henry Alton Kersey, Sr. and two brothers and two sisters.

She is survived by her children, Henry Alton “Al” Kersey, Jr. and his wife Jane, Mary Ellen Owenby and her husband Boyce, Samuel Kersey and his wife RoseMary, Geraldine Southern and her life partner Mike Vestal, Sr. and Darlene Burdette and her husband Patrick.  Also surviving are seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

A service to celebrate Barbara’s life will be held 10 o’clock Friday morning from the graveside at Hickory Chapel Wesleyan Church Cemetery, with Pastor Kim Fowler officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 6 until 8 at Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.

Memorials in Barbara’s memory may be sent to the National Kidney Foundation Finance Department, 30 East 33rd St. New York, NY 10016.

Online condolences may be made at Cumby Family Funeral Service of Archdale is in charge of arrangements.


Lois Lane

HIGH POINT — Mrs. Lois Marie Bullins Lane, 71, a resident of Boles Ave. died Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at her home. 

She was born on September 7, 1942 in Davidson County, NC to Sylvester Bud Bullins and Rena Irene Cox Bullins. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Howard Bullins.

On December 25, 1957, she married Roy Thomas Lane, who survives of the home. Also surviving are two daughters, Kathy Lane Wray of Trinity and Kay Lane Palacios and husband Alfredo of Sophia; five grandchildren, Stephen Wray, Tanner Barber, Justin Oxendine, Sofia Palacios, and Al Palacios; 14 great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Donna Sullivan and husband Greig.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service. 

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William Maness, Jr.

DANBURY — William Howard Maness, Jr., 62, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at his home.

A graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22,  at Randolph Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today (Aug. 21) at Ridge Funeral Home in Asheboro.


Julia Newsome Price  

KERNERSVILLE — Mrs. Julia Newsome Price, 73, a resident of Kernersville died Tuesday morning August 19, 2014 at her residence.

Julia was born August 24, 1940 in Virgie, KY, the daughter of Garland and Verda Tackett Ray. She was a former employee at the Silver Knit and Indian Head Hosiery Mills in High Point and later worked at Jeanette Maternity. She was of Baptist faith.

Julia was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Elna Hall and two brothers, Garland Ray, Jr. and Greg Ray.

On March 22, 1955 she was married to Thomas Jefferson Price, Jr. who survives of the home. Surviving in addition to her husband of the home are three daughters, Doris Royall of High Point, Debbie Simmons of Trinity, Paula Sarvis and husband Richard of High Point; two sons, Thomas Jefferson Price, III of Butner, Steve Price and wife Pandy of Sophia; four sisters, Laura Sparkman of TN, Hazel Kornak and husband Andy of FL, Mary Merquez of MI, Ruby Daniels and husband James of KY; three brothers, Simon Newsome of KY, Gary Ray and wife Kay of KY, Glen Ray and wife Teresa of TN; a special granddaughter, Nancy Perdue who took care of Julia and her needs; a special uncle, Effort Tackett and his wife Yvonne; 19 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home Sedgefield Chapel conducted by Pastor Chris Davis. Interment will follow in Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home Sedgefield Chapel on Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

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Kalin Sheppard  

HIGH POINT — Kalin Inman Sheppard, age 97, a resident of High Point passed away, Tuesday, August 19, 2014.

He was born on February 14, 1917 in Stokes County, NC, to the late Pid and Claudia Sheppard.

He had been a resident of this area most of his life. He attended Oak Shade Elementary School and Allen Jay High School and proudly served his country in the US Army Air Corps. In the 1940s, Kalin attended night school for several years. By taking advanced math and a variety of other courses, he became qualified to work as a machinist or tool and die maker. Some of the companies he worked for during his long career were Adams Millis Machine Shop, Van Holt Machine Shop and Wright Line Corporation.

He was known as someone who could think creatively and find workable solutions. The nature of his work required great precision in planning and producing parts and machines.  He was a lifetime member of Springfield Friends Meeting. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and will be dearly missed. 

In addition to his parents, preceding him in death was his wife of 74 years, Catherine Reddick Sheppard.

Surviving are his children, Linda S. Baxter and Ronald K. Sheppard and his wife JoAnne. He also leaves five grandchildren, Andy Baxter and wife Susan Gover, Susanna Baxter and husband Mark Huffman, Jonathan L. Baxter, Jennifer S. Cooper and husband Kevin, Amy S. Pierce and husband Robert. Kalin also is survived by seven great-grandchildren,  Kristin and Sophia Weiss, Kenna, Cullen, and Camden Pierce, and Inman Huffman and Wade Baxter.

A service to celebrate Kalin’s life will be held on Saturday Morning at 11 o’clock at Springfield Friends Meeting, with Ray Luther, Minister, officiating. Interment will follow in the Meeting House cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 6 until 8 at Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.

Memorials in Kalin’s memory may be sent to Springfield Friends Meeting, 555 E. Springfield Road, High Point, NC 27263.

Online condolences may be made at Cumby Family Funeral Service of Archdale is in charge of arrangements.


Peggy Simmons

TRINITY — Peggy L. Simmons, 81, of Trinity, NC passed away on Wednesday, August 20th, at High Point Regional. 

Peggy was married to J.C. Simmons of Trinity, NC for 65 years.

After employment in High Point's textile and furniture industries, Peggy spent the majority of her career working in the cafeteria at Trinity High School.  It was there that she forged life-long connections with generations of young people passing through its doors.  Throughout her decades in the lunchroom, Peggy was always known to provide an understanding ear to those who were troubled, and an encouraging word to those who were struggling. She shared in the joy of student successes, and softened their defeats with her positive attitude and her warm, broad smile. She was known to many as the "momma" of Trinity High School.

She was a long-time member of Hopewell United Methodist Church in Trinity, NC, where she was always active in the United Methodist Women, providing baked goods for the church sales and events. A voracious reader, Peggy was always to be found with a stack of recent fiction on her night table.  This admirable trait she has passed on to her children.  The positive example that Peggy provided in the lives of her family will be forever missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her six brothers, and two sisters.  She is survived by her husband, J.C. Simmons, of the home, and her four children, Carolyn Knapp of Raleigh, NC, Cathy (Keith) Freeman of Trinity, J. Michael (Debi) Simmons of Trinity, and Greg (Nancy) Simmons of Boone.  She also is  survived by her seven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

The family will receive friends on Friday, August 22nd, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale. The funeral service celebrating her life will be held at Hopewell United Methodist Church on Saturday, August 23rd at 2 p.m. with interment following in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Hopewell United Methodist Church Building Fund, 4512 Hopewell Church Road, Trinity, NC 27370.  Online condolences may be made through