Obituaries Dec. 1, 2013

Nov. 30, 2013 @ 05:21 PM

James (Jim) V. Whitener, Jr.
THOMASVILLE— Mr. James “Jim” Vernon Whitener, Jr., 82, a resident of Westchester Manor and formerly of Cox Avenue, died Friday, November 29, 2013, at the Hospice Home at High Point. He was born on September 9, 1931, in Guilford County, NC to James Vernon Whitener, Sr. and Geneva Leard Whitener. He retired from Thomasville Furniture Industries as manager of plant D with 45 years of service. He was a member of Park Place Baptist Church, where he was a former deacon. He enjoyed singing, playing guitar, and woodworking.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Jean Shaw Whitener on July 18, 2005, whom he married on September 28, 1951; and a brother, Paul David Whitener.
Surviving are two daughters, Lynn Whitener and Felicia Whitener, both of Thomasville; son, Roger Dale Whitener and wife Kay of Trinity; sisters, Ann Moore and husband Stan of Thomasville, and Mary Eddins and husband Jim of High Point; and three grandchildren, Heather Pierce Brown and husband Darren, Kaley Brown, and Savanna Davis.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Park Place Baptist Church with Pastor Tom Campbell officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Whitener 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 Monday from 6-8 p.m. and at other times at the home of his son, Roger Dale Whitener, Finch Farm Rd., Trinity. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Park Place Baptist Church, General Fund, PO Box 1108, Thomasville, NC 27361, Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Dr. High Point, NC 27262, American Cancer Society, 4-A Oak Branch Dr., Greensboro, NC 27407, or to American Heart and Stroke Association, 101 Centre Port Dr. Suite 103, Greensboro, NC 27409. On-line condolences may be sent to

Carl Cameron Needham
ASHEBORO — Mr. Carl Cameron Needham, 91, of Asheboro, NC, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. A funeral service is scheduled for 11:00 am Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Fayetteville Street Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Ridge Funeral Home. Arrangements by Ridge Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

Dorothy See
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Dorothy Maxine See, 90, a resident of Westchester Manor, died Nov. 28, 2013. Memorial arrangements are incomplete at the Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home Sedgefield Chapel.

Elaine Horton Barringer Dorius
HIGH POINT— Sarah Elaine Barringer Dorius died after a two week illness on November 29, 2013, at High Point Regional Hospital. Elaine was born in Iredell County, NC on June 7, 1926, to George Ivey Horton and Opal Mae Simpson Horton. She grew up in Concord and attended Winecoff School. Elaine was an active member in Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church and was a soprano in the church choir.  After graduation Elaine attended Lenoir Rhyne College and married Fred Barringer in 1947. Elaine and Fred were married 52 years and raised five children during their years traveling the globe with the United States Army. Prior to their assignment to Thailand, Elaine and Fred spent one year in Monterey, CA. learning the Thai language. While in Bangkok, Elaine became the Country Director for the American Field Service student exchange program.
After the passing of Colonel Barringer, Elaine married Noah “Gus” Dorius in 2004 in Pinehurst, NC before relocating to Pennybyrn at Maryfield Retirement Community in High Point, NC in 2008 to be closer to family. They were welcomed into the Pennybyrn community and shared nearly eight years together before Gus’ passing. Elaine remained at Pennybyrn until her death and is remembered by her family and friends for her elegant style, love of life, avid bridge player and active involvement in the community. She was a PEO member and was an advocate for not only women’s rights but for human rights all her life. She was, in many ways, way ahead of her time.
Elaine is survived by her five children: Sarah Lynn Barringer, Fred Alexander Barringer, Jr. (Janet), Leslie Barringer Ellis (Rick), Thomas Horton Barringer (Susan), and Phillip David Barringer (Robbin) and her eight grandchildren: Matthew, Sarah, Jessica, Andy, Kathryn, Will, Hailey and Lizzy.
Elaine’s memorial service will be held at Pennybyrn at Maryfield on Monday, December 2 at 11 am.  Inurnment will be at Arlington National Cemetery, at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be given the Pennybyrn at Maryfield Charitable Care Fund, 1315 Greensboro Road, High Point, NC  27260. Online condolences may be made on Elaine’s memorial page at Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.

William Otis Ameen Sr
JAMESTOWN — William Otis Ameen, Sr., age 88, of Guilford College Road in Jamestown, passed away on November 28, 2013, after a one-month illness.
He was born on Oct. 22, 1925, in Winnsboro, SC, to the late William Ameen and Maude Bagley Ameen. He is predeceased by his parents, his brothers Alfred and Joseph S. Ameen, his wife Marion Sams Ameen, and his 21-year-old cat Katie.
He graduated from Mount Zion Institute in Winnsboro in 1942 and served in the United States Army Combat Engineers in the European Theater in World War II, receiving the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Good Conduct Medal, and the Belgique Croix de Guerre. Following his discharge he graduated from Clemson College in 1950 in architecture and worked at Western Electric (later AT&T) from 1950 until his retirement in 1989. As a practicing architect he designed numerous area homes, offices, and churches. He was an emeritus of the American Institute of Architects.
For many years he enjoyed flying model aircraft and was a member of the Society of Antique Modelers.
He is survived by his sister Leona and her husband, Albert Weigle, of Charlotte, NC, his sister-in-law, Ruth Ameen of Winnsboro, SC, his son, Dr. William O. Ameen, Jr., and wife Rosemarie of Greensboro, daughter Janet and husband Dr. D.J. Lee of Columbia, Maryland, and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice Home, 1803 Westchester, High Point, NC 27262, the Clemson University School of Architecture, Clemson, SC, or the American Humane Society.
The family will be at Sechrest Funeral Service on Lexington Avenue in High Point, NC, for a visitation on Tuesday, December 3, at 6:30 p.m. 
Mr. Ameen will be cremated and his ashes interred in Winnsboro, SC, at a later date.
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Robert Earnest Breeden
HIGH POINT- Mr. Robert Earnest Breeden passed away at 12:55 a.m. on Saturday, November 30, 2013, at High Point Regional Hospital Cancer Center after suffering a major stroke just one week earlier.
Mr. Breeden was born on February 17, 1922, the fifth child of Mary Ann Wilmoth and Denver Paul Breeden.
He is survived by the love of his life and wife of 62 years, Helen Hall Breeden of High Point; a sister, Mary Catherine Bulla of Greensboro; a sister-in-law Angus Ball and her husband Earl; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers; three sisters; a son, Bobby Glen; and a daughter, Patricia Ann.
Robert (Bob) grew up in Greensboro and graduated from Greensboro Senior High School and after joined the Air Force and served his country faithfully. He spent many years in the laundry business, and later retired from sales with the Ashland Chemical Company in Orlando, Florida.
He enjoyed boating, nice automobiles, visiting family, and 28 years in the Orlando area before returning to North Carolina to be near family and good healthcare in his later years.
Bob rededicated his life to Christ many years ago and was baptized and joined Conrad Memorial Baptist Church soon after he and his wife moved back to the High Point area.
A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Monday, December 2, 2013, at Conrad Memorial Baptist Church, with Rev. Ken Perdue and Rev. Bob Hiatt officiating. Burial will follow in Guilford Memorial Park with military rites provided by the Randolph County Honor Guard. A visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Conrad Memorial Baptist Church, 1920 Centennial Street, High Point, NC 27262 or to High Point Regional Hospital Hayworth Cancer Center at HPRHS Development, P.O. Box HP-5, High Point, NC 27261.
A special thanks to the doctors and staff at High Point Regional Hospital for the care and support given to Bob and the family.
Condolences may be left on Mr. Breeden’s memorial page at
Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.

Floyd Phifer Jr
HIGH POINT — Mr. Floyd Phifer Jr, 88, of High Point, died on Nov. 30, 2013, at High Point Regional Hospital. Funeral Arrangements are incomplete and entrusted to People’s Funeral Service Inc.

Ida Covington
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Ida Pemberton Covington, 90 of 728 Montlieu Ave., died on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Johnson and Sons High Point is assisting the family.

J. Lewis Williams
SEAGROVE — Mr. Jesse Lewis Williams, 82, of Seagrove, NC, died Friday, November 29, 2013. A funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at New Center Christian Church. The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Monday, December 2, 2013, at Ridge Funeral Home. Arrangements by Ridge Funeral Home & Cremation Service.