Obituaries August 2, 2013
GREENSBORO — Constance Alma, 52, passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2013. There will be a memorial service at a later date. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.
Rosalind T. Cooke Dye
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Rosalind T. Cooke Dye peacefully and quietly departed from her earthly life on Sunday morning, July 28, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Willard H. & Norma Simrel Cooke.
Mrs. Dye was born on September 5, 1952, in High Point, NC, and was raised by her parents with 4 siblings. She was educated in the High Point City Schools and graduated from T. Wingate Andrews High School. Mrs. Dye was employed as a Librarian Assistant with the High Point Library, and her latter employment until her retirement was with the Guilford County Schools as a Teacher’s Assistant.
Mrs. Dye was married for 42 years to her childhood sweetheart, Bill. She was a loyal wife and lovingly devoted mother to their daughter, Pamela J. Dye and their pet dog, “Chip.”
“Roz” as she was affectionately called by her family and friends, was a woman with a beautiful smile and a sweet, mellow disposition. As a friend, she was loyal, patient, dependable, and a good listener.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Dye was recently preceded in death by her mother-in-law, the late Mrs. Lucille J. Dye.
Surviving relatives are: her husband, Spencer W. (Bill) Dye, daughter, Pamela J. Dye; her siblings, Z. Byrdene Franklin, Delores (Marshall) Sudderth, Warren (Yvonne) Cooke, Peter (Carla) Cooke. Also surviving are brother-in-law, Bobby (Leona) Dye, sisters-in-law, Sonja (Rev. Reuben J.) Boyd, Sheila (Lee J.) Vernon, and Sylvia (Rev. Anthony) Rogers. Mrs. Dye will also be dearly missed by her best friend, Ms. Sara Hoover, and nieces, nephews, cousins, Earl Hoke and the Simrel family.
Memorial service will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, August 3, 2013, at Williams Memorial CME Church, 3400 Triangle Lake Rd. Family visitation will be at the church 10 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. Online condolences may be made at www.johnsonandsonsinc.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the American Heart Association.
James Walter Hancock
THOMASVILLE — Mr. James Walter Hancock, 70, a resident of 524 Hancock Lane, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at his residence. He was born March 7, 1943, in Davidson Co., NC, son of the late Wade Oscar Hancock and Viola Fine Hancock. Mr. Hancock was a retired employee of Miller Desk Co. of High Point and served in the U. S. Army in the 101st Airborne Division during the Vietnam War as a paratrooper. He was an amateur aviation enthusiast as a pilot and builder and owner of Hancock Amateur Production Company. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church where he served on the cemetery committee and the building and grounds committee. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Douglas Wayne Hancock; two grandchildren, Heather Kay Jarrett and Michael Aaron Reynolds, and one great-granddaughter, Lelea Dorothy Hardy.
He was married July 3, 1982, to Freeda McGarvey Hancock who survives of the home. Also surviving are five daughters, Angela Claudell Westover and husband Chris of Taylorsville, NC, Susanna Ruth Davis of Lexington, Jeannie Lynette Southern, Glenda Faye Lee and Sonya Suzette Taylor, all of Thomasville; one son, Les Duane Davis, Jr. of Clearwater, FL; two sisters, Haru Hancock Beasley and Lucy Hancock Huskins and husband Jack, both of Thomasville; 10 grandchildren Megan, Alicia, Mindy, Michael, Brooke, Brittany, Daniel, Tiffany, Lee, and Jessica; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 2, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Hugh Biggers officiating. Interment will follow the service at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will greet friends Friday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Liberty Baptist Church, 225 Liberty Avenue, Thomasville, NC 27360. Online condolences may be sent to the Hancock family at www.jcgreenandsons.com
Virginia Mae Huntley
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Virginia Mae Huntley at 80 passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Hospice Home at High Point. She was born on March 20, 1933, in Anson County, NC, to the late Elijah and Ola McGregor Bennett. She was married to the late Rev. George Wesley Huntley.
Virginia was loved by her nieces, nephews and many friends. She enjoyed watching a good movie and going to church. She was a member of Bibleway Baptist Church in High Point.
In addition to her husband and her parents, she was also preceded in death by brothers, Charles H. Bennett, Marshall Bennett and Elijah Bennett; sisters, Sarah Ray Bennett and Christine Bennett.
Survivors include her sister, Mrs. Reccie Bennett of Wadesboro, NC; a special niece and caregiver, Ginger McCall, who was like a daughter; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The family would like to thank the staff at Shannon Gray Rehab Center for the care of their loved one. Express your condolences at www.peoplesfuneralandcremation.com.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at People’s Funeral Chapel.
Professional arrangements entrusted to People’s Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc.
Sandra Bland Lowder
ARCHDALE — Sandra Bland Lowder, 70, of Archdale, died Wednesday, July 31, 2013.
Born in Duval County, FL, to the late Clara Bland, Sandra worked for many years in the cafeteria of John Lawrence Elementary. She enjoyed supporting her family members in their racing career and her greatest joy was her children and grandchildren.
Sandra is survived by children, Dean Lowder of Archdale, Darlene King of Archdale, and Corey Lowder and wife Rehbecca of High Point; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
A celebration of Sandra’s life will be held Saturday, August 3, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale, with Pastor David Perry officiating. Interment will follow at Floral Garden Memorial Park. Visitation will be held Friday, August 2, 2013, at Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Online condolences may be made to Sandra’s memorial page at www.cumbyfuneral.com. Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.
Clyde “Buck” Musgrave Jr.
LEXINGTON — Clyde Wilson “Buck” Musgrave Jr., 73, of Kimberly Lane, died Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at his home. A celebration of his life will be 4 p.m. Saturday, August 3, 2013, at Grace Missionary Alliance Church. The family will receive friends from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the church and other times at the home. Davidson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Bryce John Nance
HIGH POINT — Mr. Bryce John Nance, 21, a resident of 3412 Haleys Way, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013, in High Point Regional Hospital. He was born March 23, 1992, in Guilford County, NC. Mr. Nance was of the Quaker Faith and was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Mary Ann Childers Nance.
Surviving is his father, Kenneth Craig Nance who survives of the home; his paternal grandfather, John H. Nance of Thomasville; and maternal grandfather, Charlie Simpson of High Point, NC.
Private family graveside services will be conducted Saturday, August 3, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Bob Briggs officiating. The family will greet friends from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Saturday, prior to the service, at J.C. Green & Sons funeral home in Thomasville. Online condolences may be sent to the Nance family at www.jcgreenandsons.com.
LEXINGTON — Wade Perry, 71, of Jefferson Drive, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family, Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. A celebration of life will be 2 p.m. Sunday, August 4, 2013, at Grace Missionary Alliance Church. The family will receive friends at their home.
Ronald Dale Shipwash
HIGH POINT — Ronald Dale Shipwash, age 33, departed this life on Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Thomasville Medical Center. He was born August 28, 1979, to Roland Shipwash and the late Debbie Williams Shipwash in Randolph County, NC. A resident of High Point, Ronald worked as a truck driver for various companies.
In addition to his mother, he was also preceded in death by his sister, Amanda D. Shipwash and one daughter, Summer Shipwash. Ronald is survived by his father, Roland Shipwash; five children, Ronald Jr., Michael, Bobby, Alyssa and Madison Shipwash; two brothers, Dean Shipwash and Derek Shipwash; his fiancee, Brandy Wallheimer; other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m, Saturday, August 3, 2013, at Church of God of Prophecy, 211 N. Ward Ave.
Express your condolences online at www.peoplesfuneralandcremation.com. Professional arrangements entrusted to People’s Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc.
Lane Elizabeth Tritt
GREENSBORO — Lane Elizabeth Tritt, 63, passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2013. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.
Steve Warren Wall
THOMASVILLE — Mr. Steve Warren Wall, 59, a resident of Hasty Hill Road, died Wednesday, July 31, 2013. He was born November 18, 1953, in Davidson County, a son of Warren E. Wall and Lorraine L. Johnson Wall. He was a former employee with Younger Furniture Company and had attended Zion United Church of Christ.
Surviving is his sister, Elaine Wall of Thomasville and extended family and friends.
A memorial service will be held Monday, August 5, 2013, at 6 p.m. in J.C. Green & Sons Chapel with Rev. James Simonds officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests any memorial contributions be directed to Zion United Church of Christ, 130 Hasty School Road, Thomasville, N.C. 27360.
Online condolences may be sent to the Wall family at www.jcgreenandsons.com.
Lee Roy Watford
THOMASVILLE — Mr. Lee Roy Watford, 96, a resident of Denton Road, died Thursday, August 1, 2013, at the Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington. He was born February 4, 1917, in Davidson County, a son of John Raymond Watford and Mary Lillie Hepler Watford. Mr. Watford was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving during World War II. He was a retired employee with Cliff Brower Construction. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Martin and brothers, Carl Watford, Austin Watford, Dalton Watford, J.R. Watford, Jr. and S.C. Watford.
On April 10, 1962, he was married to Hannah Hepler, who survives of the home. Also surviving are a special nephew Jeff Watford and his wife Brenda and other nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 3, 2013, at 2 p.m. in Liberty Baptist Church, with Rev. Jim Hepler officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors by the Randolph County Honor Guard.
Mr. Watford will remain at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home until taken to the church 30 minutes prior to the service. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and other times at the home.
The family requests any memorial contributions be directed to Liberty Baptist Church, 225 Liberty Avenue, Thomasville, N.C. 27360 or to Hospice of Davidson County, 202 Hospice Way, Lexington, N.C. 27292.
Online condolences may be sent to the Watford family at www.jcgreenandsons.com.