Obituaries June 1, 2014
GREENSBORO — George Lee “Steve” Jordan, 54, died May 25, 2014, at Thomasville Medical Center.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville is assisting the family.
Elizabeth “Beth” Coggins Key
THOMASVILLE — Elizabeth “Beth” Coggins Key, 36, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at Forsyth Medical Center.
Beth was born in High Point, Oct. 31, 1977, a daughter of Johnie Coggins, Jr. and Georgia “Gigi” Embler Coggins. Beth worked at Key Risk Insurance for many years and loved playing bingo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Key, her maternal grandmother, Ruth Voncannon Embler, her paternal grandfather, Johnie Coggins, Sr. a step-brother, Jeffrey Boan, and a cousin, Kevin Embler.
Surviving are two sons, Tyler Key and Carson Pressley; her mother, Gigi Frye and step-father Jimmy; father, Johnie Coggins, Jr. and wife Eva; a sister, Christy Frye; mother in law, Audrey Key Miller and her husband Carl; maternal grandfather, Carlos Embler; paternal grandmother, Virginia Martin Floyd; great-aunt, Ruby Martin Rycroft; best friend, Michele Freedle Southern; and numerous other extended family members.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Floral Garden Memorial Park Cemetery by Pastor Tim Huffman. The family will receive friends at Davis Funerals and Cremations Tuesday from 7 until 9 p.m. Memorials may be directed to American Heart Association. Online condolences may be made at davisfuneralsandcremations.com.
Jerry Lee Lester
THOMASVILLE — Mr. Jerry Lee Lester, 56, of Thomasville, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014, at his home.
Jerry was born Jan. 26, 1958, in Richlands, Va. He had worked in the coal mines of Virginia and later moved to North Carolina and worked as a roofer. Jerry always put his family first. He especially loved fishing, NASCAR and was a UNC Tarheel fan. He was of the Baptist faith and also attended Midway School Road Baptist Church.
Surviving is his wife, Sandra Bell Lester, of the home; sons, Michael L. Lester and his wife Dawn of Thomasville, Mark R. Lester and his wife Becky of Thomasville; brothers, Louis, Larry and Ronnie Lester, all of Virginia; sisters, Patsy Goff and her husband George of Florida, Peggy Arms of Virginia, and Ruby Land of Tennessee. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Michala Lester, Michael Lester, Jr., Rebecca Coggins and Savana Coggins.
A celebration of Jerry’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Thomasville Funeral Home, 18 Randolph Street. Burial will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:30 until 12:30.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Davidson County, 202 Hospice Way, Lexington, N.C., 27292. Online condolences may be made on Jerry’s memorial page at www.ThomasvilleFH.com. Arrangements by Thomasville Funeral Home.
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Anna Gammons Martin Lineberry, age 79, affectionately known as “Nana” by her immediate family, danced into Heaven on Thursday, May 29, 2014.
She was born Nov. 28, 1934, in Patrick County, VA, to the late James Manuel Gammons and Lottie Mae Collins Gammons. She grew up on a farm with strong family values influenced by her parents. Having five brothers and sisters also taught her that life would always be filled with laughter, compassion, hard work, and especially love. She attended Stateline Primitive Baptist Church throughout her life. She graduated from Francisco High School in 1953, known as a talker, someone who loved to laugh and a phenomenal basketball player and All Star berth her senior year. It was at Francisco High School that she met her High School sweetheart, John Calvin Martin. They were wed on Jan. 24, 1954. They were avid golfers, loved country music, and she would dance while he played the guitar and sang. He preceded her in death on Dec. 9, 1984. She retired after many years from the Blacksmith Shop and later was a caregiver to many elderly people. In addition to her parents and her first husband, she was preceded in death by brothers; James William Gammons, and Paul Ray Gammons, and a sister: Dorothy Cruthis Johnson.
Surviving is her husband Robert Lineberry, whom she married June 30, 2006. He loved and cared for her in the years of her declining health; however there were some good years of waltzing across the dance floor. Also surviving are her children, Debbie Martin Dennis and her husband Tony, and Pam Martin Kaiser and her husband Bobby; her grandchildren, Bridgette Dennis Harris and her husband Chad, Brant Dennis, Luke Kaiser, and Kirsten Kaiser; her sister, Allie Virginia Newberry and her husband Roger; her brother, Bobby Lee Gammons and his wife Jessie, and numerous nieces and nephews. She also had many special friends that were like family: Wade Carter, a lifelong friend, and Betty Craven, her golfing buddy.
A service to celebrate Anna’s life will be held on Monday afternoon at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale, with Reverend Dr. Keith Carroll officiating. The family will see friends Monday following the service until 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park cemetery. Memorials in Anna’s memory may be made to: The Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262. Online condolences may be made at www.cumbyfuneral.com. Cumby Family Funeral Service of Archdale is in charge of arrangements.
Doris Mae Green Miller
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Doris Mae Green Miller, 87, died May 29, 2014, at the Hospice Home of High Point after a brief illness. She was born Aug. 10, 1926, a daughter of the late John William and Mae Green and was the last survivor of seven siblings. Her husband of 49 years, Mont James Miller died in 1996.
In her earlier years, she was employed by Daisy Mill Hosiery, Inc. She was an accomplished homemaker who enjoyed decorating, sewing, cooking, craft projects, reading and working in her yard. For over 30 years she provided Monday night suppers for sons, Steve and Larry, and her other “son”, Jack Cox.
In her later years her happiest times were spent at Oak Island raking in the yard and gathering on the porch with friends and neighbors.
She is survived by two sons, Steve Kennerly and wife Pattye and Larry Miller; a special niece, commonly known as “the daughter”, Pam Cable; grand-daughter, Linsey Miller; two great-grandchildren and several additional nieces and nephews.
As per her request, a private memorial service will be held on the beach at Oak Island. Donations in her memory may be directed to the Hospice Home at High Point, 1803 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262. Online condolences may be sent to the family at jcgreenandsons.com.
William “Bill” Johnston Spillers
HIGH POINT — William “Bill” Johnston Spillers, 84, of High Point, NC and Naples, FL passed away on May 27, 2014.
Bill was born in Gastonia, NC to the late John Ryon and Madge Johnston Spillers. He is survived by his loving wife, Judith “Judy” Bishop Spillers of High Point and Naples, FL; son, Steven A. (Jeanne) Spillers of High Point; daughter, Sandra Floyd of High Point; sister, Mary Lib Hamilton of Spartanburg, SC; brother, Jim (Cindy) Spillers of Greensboro; grandson, Johnston Spillers of Chapel Hill; granddaughter, Sydney Burroughs (Matt) Tillman of Johnson City, TN; granddaughter, Mary Stanley Burroughs of Murrells Inlet, SC; and one great-granddaughter, Anne Caroline Tillman.
In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his brother, Jack Spillers, and his grandson, Dustin Spillers.
Bill attended the University of NC Chapel Hill. He served in the US Air Force furnishing weather information for the hydrogen bomb tests in California and Nevada.
His High Point business career began working with Fred Andrews in the home textile fabric business. He bought the company when Mr. Andrews retired.
Bill had a passionate and successful career that expanded into several industry related companies including Carolyn Fabrics; P Collins Limited; Samples, Inc., and Boone Fabrics.
He was a wonderful son, husband, father, brother and grandfather.
A Memorial Service will be held on June 4, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Emerywood Baptist Church, 1300 Country Club Drive, High Point, NC 27262. An additional Memorial Service will take place at a later date in Naples, FL.
In lieu of flowers please direct memorials to: Avow Hospice, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105 or THE FOOD PANTRY of Emerywood Baptist Church, 1300 Country Club Drive, High Point, NC 27262. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.fullernaples.com.
RANDLEMAN — Angela Spencer Steed, 90, of Randleman, died May 30, 2014, at GrayBrier Nursing and Retirement Center.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.