Obituaries Dec. 21, 2013

Dec. 20, 2013 @ 04:44 PM

Joseph Autry
HIGH POINT – Joseph Autry, 71, died Dec. 19, 2013, at Hospice Home at High Point.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time at Phillips Funeral Service Inc. of High Point.

Dennis Bowman
THOMASVILLE — Mr. Dennis Wade Bowman, 63, a resident of Chapel Drive, Thomasville, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at his residence. 
He was born on Oct. 20, 1950, in Surry County to Leo Calvin Bowman and Violet Harrell Bowman.  He was owner and operator of Bowman’s Construction Company.  He was preceded in death by his father and a son, Derrick Dwayne Bowman.
Surviving is his mother, Violet Harrell Bowman of Thomasville; special friends, Carlie and Nita Swink of Thomasville; two daughters, Angela Bray and husband Chris of Lexington, and Denice Renee Bowman of Kernersville; two brothers, Bruce Bowman and Ronnie Bowman, both of Thomasville; three sisters, Virginia Pennington and husband Donnie of Thomasville, June Lovingood and husband Marvin of Lexington, and Bernice Sexton and husband Tommy of Thomasville; grandchildren, Michael Bray and Tommy Bray, both of Lexington; and one great granddaughter, Natalie Bray of Lexington.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at 2 p.m. at J.C. Green and Sons Chapel in Thomasville with Chaplain Wendell Bradley officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. 
The family will receive friends on Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home and other times at The Saloon on 153 Shell Road, Thomasville.  Online condolences may be sent to the Bowman family at www.jcgreenandsons.com.

Linda K. Cox
ARCHDALE — Linda K. Cox, 66, a resident of Archdale, died Dec. 20, 2013, at High Point Regional Hospital. 
Arrangements are pending at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.

Nasir Cullins
WINSTON-SALEM — Infant Nasir Reginald Cullins died Dec. 16, 2013.
Visitation will be held Monday at Thomasville Funeral Home in Thomasville from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. The funeral service will be held Monday in the chapel at Thomasville Funeral Home at 1 p.m.

Jacqueline Graham
GREENSBORO – Jacqueline Graham, 52, died Dec. 20, 2013, at Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time at Phillips Funeral Service Inc. of High Point.

Joyce Hedrick
THOMASVILLE — Mrs. Joyce Leonard Hedrick, 88, of Taft Hedrick Road, Thomasville, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. 
She was born in Guilford County on December 22, 1924, to Clyde Leonard and Odella Samuels Leonard.  She was retired from Singer Hosiery Mill and was a member of Emanuel Reformed Church.  She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Jackie Davis.  She was married to Leslie A. Hedrick who preceded her in death on Feb. 6, 2003.
Surviving are her sons, Gary L. Hedrick and wife DiDi and Rick Hedrick, all of Thomasville; grandchildren, Chad Hedrick and wife Michelle, and Kim Rowe and husband Donnie, all of Thomasville; and great grandchildren, Zachary Hedrick, Leslie Rowe, and Logan Rowe.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at 10 a.m. at J.C. Green and Sons Chapel in Thomasville with Rev. Rickey Payne officiating.  Interment will follow in Emanuel Reformed Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home and other times at the home of granddaughter, Kim Rowe, 330 Taft Hedrick Road, Thomasville.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Emanuel Reformed Church, 1170 Emanuel Church Road, Thomasville, NC  27360. Online condolences may be sent to the Hedrick family at www.jcgreenandsons.com.

Mrs. Dale McGee
ARCHDALE — Mrs. Dale Bowman McGee, 66, died Dec. 19, 2013.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Charles Perrell Jr.
LEXINGTON — Charles Woodrow Perrell Jr., 74, of Lake Drive #9, died Dec. 20, 2013, at Alston Brook Nursing Center.
A private service will be held.

Christine Rakoczy
HIGH POINT — Christine Frances Washington Rakoczy, 61, died Dec. 19, 2013, at her home. 
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.

Gene C. Young
KERNERSVILLE — Gene C. Young, 82, graduated to Heaven on Dec. 19, 2013.
Funeral Services celebrating his life will be held 4: p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at Woodlawn Baptist Church in High Point with Pastor Jeremy Pierce officiating.
A native of Surry County, Gene was the son of the late Nannie and Obediah Ferdinand Young. He was married to the late Carrie Knight who died September 2, 1998. He later married Susan Duncan who survives. He was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church and was a farmer for many years. He also was a machinist with Custom Industries in Greensboro.
In addition to his parents, he also was preceded in death by sisters Nancy, Olean, Wilma, and Helen, Clarice Reid, and a brother Frank.
Survivors include his loving wife of 11 years Susan Young of the home; step-children Earl Whitley, Robert David Whitley, Mike Whitley, and Michelle Kendle; fourteen step-grandchildren, seventeen step-great-grandchildren, and a host of extended family and friends.
The family will visit with friends from 2 p.m. Monday until time for the service at the church.
Friends and family may sign, and view the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com
In lieu of flowers, donations are asked to be made to Woodlawn Baptist Church, 3201 N. Main Street, High Point, NC, 27265.