Obituaries, December 14, 2013

Dec. 13, 2013 @ 04:29 PM

Betty Sue Brown
HIGH POINT — Betty Sue Brown, 83, of High Point died Thursday at Westwood Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Nov. 10, 1930, in Iredell County, she is a daughter of the late Fred Clayton Cresimore and Cleo Patra Edison Cresimore. She was a member of Deep River Friends Meeting and had served on the ministerial council. Mrs. Brown was retired from Kmart.
She is survived by one son Robert Wayne Brown, II and his wife Kay D. Brown of High Point. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Michael Norman Brown and wife Crystal A. Brown, Margaret Angela Brown and fiancé Joseph R. Culler, II; and two great grandchildren, Corey Wayne Brown and Zachory Tyler Brown. She is also survived by a brother James L. Cresimore of Raleigh.
Funeral services for Mrs. Brown will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Deep River Friends Meeting with the Rev. Scott Wagner officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will greet friends Sunday from 4 until 6 p.m. at Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.
Memorials may be given to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC  27262. Online condolences may be made on Mrs. Brown’s memorial page at  Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.

Floyd Wilson Cooper
THOMASVILLE — Mr. Floyd Wilson Cooper, 91, a resident of Unity Street, passed away Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, in Forsyth Medical Center. He was born July 24, 1922, in Union County, N.C., son of the late Isaac Adam Cooper and Mary Ellen Simpson Cooper. Mr. Cooper served in the U. S. Coast Guard during World War II. He was retired from Thomasville Furniture Industries Plant B. He was a member of Greenwood Baptist Church and a member of the Optimist Club. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sister, Annie Cooper; sister, Carrie Grubb; and two brothers, Charlie Cooper and Jonah Cooper. He was married to Mary Inez Johnson Cooper, who also preceded him in death on Oct. 16, 1962.
Surviving are one son, Jimmy Wilson Cooper of Advance, N.C.; three grandchildren, Alan Wilson Cooper and wife Julie of Greensboro, Jane Cooper Franklin and husband Matthew of Rural Hall, and Stacey Cooper Fultz and husband Gray of Jonesville, N.C.; and six great-grandchildren, Jacob Franklin, Victoria Franklin, William Cooper, Alaina Franklin, Henry Cooper and Eli Fultz.
A graveside service will be held on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Holly Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at J. C. Green and Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville. Memorials may be directed to American Cancer Society, 4 Oak Branch Drive, Suite A, Greensboro, NC  27407, or to Alzheimer’s Association, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC  28215.  Online condolences may be sent to the Cooper family at

John Eaddy
HIGH POINT —John Eaddy, 74, of High Point died on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at High Point Regional Hospital. People’s Funeral & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.

Roy Donald Hilton
THOMASVILLE — Roy Donald Hilton of 240 Roy Hilton Drive in Thomasville, N.C., died on Dec. 12, 2013.  Donald was born on Sept. 13, 1931, to the late Roy Martine and Erma Mae Shoaf Hilton. He attended Hasty High School and was the salutatorian of his 1949 graduating class. On Sept. 22, 1951, he married Helen Lorraine Weavil, who survives. Others left to cherish his memory are his children, Gary Donald Hilton and wife Phyllis of Thomasville, Sue Ellen Hilton McKinney and husband, Allen of Burlington; and brother, Benny Lee Hilton and wife, Ellen of Thomasville.  Donald’s grandchildren are Mandy Lynn Hilton Creel and husband, Russell; Casey Leigh Hilton Miller and husband, Adam; and great-granddaughter, Allie Brooke Creel.
Donald was employed at Thomasville Furniture Industries and retired in 1996 after 45 years of dedicated service. He was an active member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, having served as an officer in the United Methodist Men, of which he was a charter member. Donald served on the building committees for the original Mount Pleasant parsonage and for the existing church’s sanctuary, and he was the church treasurer for many years.
Always a major league baseball fan, Donald was famous for his ability to remember and quote teams, scores and precise details of every World Series game for as far back as he could remember. He was a master woodworker and always eager to handcraft furniture for his friends, family and church fundraisers.
The funeral service for Donald Hilton will be held at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at 3 p.m. with family visitation prior to the service from 1 to 2:45 p.m. Interment will follow in the church’s cemetery. Donald will remain at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville until taken to the church 30 minutes prior to the visitation.
Donald’s family requests that memorial contributions be designated for the Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, and may be sent to the church at 6516 Old Greensboro Road, Thomasville, NC 27360.  Online  condolences may be sent to

Wendy Tucker Marion
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Wendy Tucker Marion, 37, passed away Dec. 12, 2013, at the High Point Regional Hospital following a brief illness.
Wendy was born in High Point, June 23, 1976, a daughter of Leon and Vickie McPherson Tucker. She was a devoted wife, daughter, sister and aunt as well as an avid pet lover.
Surviving are her husband and companion of 21 years, Terry Marion of the home; her parents of High Point; two sisters, Susan Smith and husband Bobby of Kannapolis and Robin Tucker of High Point; two brothers, Chuck Cole and wife Joyce of High Point and Brad Tucker and wife Michiell of Archdale; special nieces, Samantha Forslund and Victoria Tucker-Porter and numerous other nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Wendy’s life will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Davis Funerals and Cremations Chapel by Major Jim Rickard. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 1:30 p.m. until the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Guilford County Animal Shelter, P. O. Box 8, Jamestown, NC 27282.  Online condolences may be made at

Michael Ray Radford
Michael Ray Radford, 54, died Friday at his home. Born Nov. 29, 1959, in Florida he is a son of the late Grover and Annie Hodges Radford. Mike was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be remembered as a simple man who loved his family and his church family.
He is survived by his wife, Cindy Mull Radford of the home; and four children, Katie Smith and husband Nick of Lexington, Amanda Radford and husband Clint McGriff of High Point, Michael Radford, II and Travis Radford, both of the home. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Xavier Radford, Namaria McGriff, Clinton Love McGriff, Jr., Jaden Tyler Smith and Brady Smith. He is also survived by siblings, Carol Mull and Grover Radford both of Clyde, Lisa English of South Carolina, Cathy Reeves of High Point and Roy Radford of South Carolina and his dog Max.
Funeral services for Mr. Radford will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Colonial Heights Baptist Church with the Rev. David Jones officiating. Interment will follow in Lebanon United Methodist Church Cemetery.  The family will greet friends at the church one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be given to the Hayworth Cancer Center at High Point Regional Hospital. 601 N. Elm St., High Point, NC  27262.  Online condolences may be made at  Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale. 

Dorothy Skinner
HIGH POINT — Dorothy Turner Skinner, 87, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at High Point Manor.
A celebration of life service will be held at noon Monday in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point. A private burial will follow in Floral Garden Memorial Park. Visitation will be held 11 a.m.-noon Monday at the funeral home.

Ruby McCarter Yates
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Ruby McCarter Yates, age 84, a resident of Piedmont Christian Home., died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013,  at the Hospice Home at High Point.
A lifelong resident of the High Point and Greensboro areas, Ruby was born Feb. 5, 1929, in Guilford County, a daughter to the late Algie Milton and Annie Barnes McCarter. She was of the Methodist faith, however, for many years, she had attended Trinity Heights Wesleyan Church, formerly Innis Street Wesleyan Church. Until her retirement, she had worked for over 30 years in catalog sales at Sears Roebuck and Company. Apart from work and her church, Ruby enjoyed sewing, reading, yard work and spending time with her family. On Aug. 27, 1948, she was married to Charles Grayson Yates, who died in November of 1993. In addition to her husband and parents, Ruby was also preceded in death by her brother Thomas J. McCarter.
Surviving are sons, Charles Steven Yates and his wife Susan of Brunswick, Ga., and Vann L. Yates of Greensboro; two grandchildren, Shaun M. Yates and Kristen Corne of Orlando, Fla., and Allison Yates Gauthier and her husband Byron of Orlando, Fla.; a great-grandson, Logan M. Yates of Orlando, Fla., and a sister, Betty M. White and her husband Thomas of Archdale.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m Sunday in the Chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale with the Rev. Crawford Crenshaw officiating. Burial will be in Floral Garden Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
The family would like to take this opportunity to express a special thanks to her nieces for their love and devotion to Ruby and to the staff at Piedmont Christian Home and to her wonderful caregiver, Rosa.
Memorials may be directed to Trinity Heights Wesleyan Church, 5814 Surrett Drive, Archdale, NC 27263 or to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262 or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Post Office Box 20, Memphis, TN 38101-0020.
Online condolences can be made on Ruby’s memorial webpage at Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.      

Elaine Younts
LEXINGTON — Marjorie Elaine Younts, 84, of Piedmont Crossing, formerly of Lexington, died Dec. 11. 2013.  Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Davidson Funeral Home Lexington Chapel.