Obituaries May 19, 2014

May. 18, 2014 @ 04:59 PM

Everette Brown
THOMASVILLE — Everette Franklin Brown, age 57, a resident of Thomasville, passed way Saturday, May 17th, 2014.
He was born September 4, 1956 in Guilford County, NC to Franklin Eugene Brown and Mary Manring Brown, and had been a resident of this area all of his life. He worked for Southern Film Extruders & Plastics in High Point for 25 years.  Everette enjoyed spending time with his family.  He was preceded in death by his father and by a brother; Gary Eugene Brown.
Surviving are his daughter; Angie Ennis Riffe of Thomasville, his son; Robert Brown and his wife Michelle of High Point, his mother; Mary Manring Brown of Thomasville.  Also surviving are his grandchildren; Dillon Riffe, Dawson Riffe, Courtney Brown, Tyler Brown, R.J. Brown, Samantha Brown, Summer Brown, and Destiny Ennis.
A service to celebrate Everette’s life will be held on Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock in the Chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale with Pastor Rick Shoemaker officiating. Interment will follow in Lebanon United Methodist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Monday from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home and other times will be at the residence. Memorials in Everette’s memory may be made to: The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 312 N Eugene St, Greensboro, NC 27401. Online condolences may be made at Cumby Family Funeral Service of Archdale is in charge of arrangements.

Rebecca Cagle
THOMASVILLE — Mrs. Rebecca Jo Gobbel Cagle of Thomasville died Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the Hospice Home of High Point.  Born in Salisbury, NC, she was the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Rebecca Emily Gobbel. Her loving stepfather was the late Harry H Gobbel. She attended George Washington High School in Danville, VA and graduated with honors from Elon College in 1969 with a B.A. in French and English. She was a member of Alpha Chi Honor Society at Elon.  Becci Cagle began her teaching career as a French teacher at Walter Williams High School in Burlington, NC. While a teacher in the Danville VA school system, she was fortunate to receive instruction in a special reading program. Helping students to become successful readers became her career commitment. In the High Point City School system, Mrs. Cagle was selected as the first recipient of the Dean Pruette Scholarship for graduate study in the field of reading. She then earned her Masters of Education Degree in Reading at UNC-Greensboro. During her career, she was a former president of the High Point Reading Association, and a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. When a member of First United Methodist Church in High Poiunt, she was an MYF Counselor and served on various committees. She moved to Thomasville, NC in 1987 and was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church of Thomasville. She dearly cherished her husband, Larry W. Cagle, her children, Jo Evelyn, Martin, and John, and her grandchildren, Lee and John. Her life centered around her treasured family and friends. During her illness, a golden friend entered the family circle-Marley the retriever who stayed always by her side. Survivors include her husband Larry W. Cagle; sons Martin Prescott Beale and wife Emily of High Point and John Tilden Cagle of Wilmington; a daughter Jo Evelyn Sanderlin and husband Ross of High Point; grandchildren Lee O’Brien Sanderlin and John Edward Sanderlin of High Point. Also surviving are brothers Joseph William Gobbel and wife Carolyn of Conway, SC and James Bruce Gobbel and wife Janet of Ball Ground, GA; sister-in-law Susan Cagle Pegg and husband Bill of Chapel Hill, NC; her nieces and nephews and her loyal golden retriever, Marley. The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Rolland Barrett and staff of the Forsyth Cancer Center and to Hospice of the Piedmont. Special thanks to Danielle Stuart of Hospice as nurse and friend. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at Memorial United Methodist Church in Thomasville on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 3:30 PM with the Rev. Peggy A. Finch officiating. The family will receive friends in the Christian Enrichment Center of the church on Tuesday from 2 until 3:15 PM and other times at the residence. The interment will be at Rowan Memorial Park in Salisbury in a private family service. The family asks that memorials be made to Memorial United Methodist Church-Music Ministry, P.O. Box 428, Thomasville, NC 27361 or to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262. Online condolences may be made to the Cagle family at

Edward Dwight
RICHMOND, VA. — Edward Foote Dwight, 53, of Richmond, Va, and formerly of High Point, died on May 12, 2014. 
Born July 23, 1960, Edward was raised in Demarest, N.J. He attended the Salisbury School in Salisbury, Conn., and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he majored in journalism and lettered on the tennis team.
Edward will be remembered for his gentle and kind spirit, his dry and funny sense of humor and his economy of words. Edward loved his family and friends, and the special places where they gathered in Maine, Georgia, and Bermuda. He had a special love for the family dogs. Edward was intelligent, persevering, and loyal. He is remembered for his remarkable perseverance through decades of battling anxiety and depression.
Now in God’s presence, he is free of this struggle.  
A tennis professional in High Point, Edward leaves behind treasured friendships that were fostered through shared work and a love for the game. His sense of fairness and integrity in the midst of competition were an example to all who were on the court with him. Edward was admired by his friends and family for his Christian faith as an active member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in High Point and at Hope Church in Richmond. 
Edward was dearly loved and will be sorely missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his mother Jane M. Dwight of Wenham, Mass.; sister and brother-in-law, Jodie and Jack Stevenson of South Hamilton, Mass.; and brother and sister-in-law, David and Elisabeth Dwight of Richmond.  Additionally, Edward is survived by his nieces Grace Stevenson and Laura Dwight, and nephew, David Dwight, Jr. 
He is preceded in death by his father, Murray P. Dwight, of Wenham, Mass.
A memorial service will be held in celebration of Edward’s life on Wednesday, May 21, at 1:00 p.m. at Hope Church, 12445 Patterson Avenue, Richmond. Additionally, a memorial service will be held at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in High Point  on Thursday, May 22 at  noon. 
Gifts in Edward’s memory may be made to Mass General Hospital, Depression & Clinical Research Program Development Office, 100 Cambridge St., Suite 1310, Boston, MA 02114

James McNeil, Sr.
James Bryant “Stretch” McNeil, Sr., age 71, a resident of Lexington, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014.
A service to celebrate Stretch’s life will be held on Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale. Cumby Family Funeral Service of Archdale is in charge of arrangements.