Obituaries, January 9, 2014

Jan. 08, 2014 @ 04:38 PM

Gladys Collins Beasley
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Gladys Collins Beasley, 95, of Triad Care & Rehab died Tuesday morning.
Mrs. Beasley was born Sept. 10, 1918, in Patrick County, Va., a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Moir Collins. A homemaker, she had been a resident of High Point most of her life. She was a member of Ebenezer-Level Cross Church. Mrs. Collins loved to work in her yard,  especially with her flowers, and she was faithful to her family and church. She was married to Pete Millard Beasley, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were four sons: Leon, Jerry, Ricky and Terry Beasley.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Peggy Farabee and husband Leo of High Point; and one son; Jimmy “Jimbo” Beasley and wife Billie of Wallburg; 20 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and five great-geat-grandchildren.
Funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Cumby Archdale Chapel. Interment will follow in Ebenezer Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Online condolences may be sent to
Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale is in charge of arrangements.

Carolina Borden
THOMASVILLE — Carolina Taylor Borden, 62, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at Thomasville
Medical Center.
Arrangements are pending at Prominence Funeral Home.

Willie Brown
HIGH POINT — Willie Brown, 52, of High Point died Jan. 7, 2014, at Hospice Home at High Point. People’s Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Virginia Baird Cox
HIGH POINT — As these words, “Softy and tenderly Jesus is calling, calling dear Mama, come home ... ” were being sung in her ear, on Jan. 7, 2014, Virginia Baird Cox did just that. And thus, the end or an era.
A service of remembrance, hope and assurance will be held at First Baptist Church - High Point, 405 N. Main St. at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan.10. Visitation with her family will last from 1 p.m. until prior to the service at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Floral Garden Park Cemetery in High Point.
Virginia, a resident of High Point, N.C, was born June 24, 1922, in Jellico, Tenn., to Lorenzo Dorland and Charlotte Galloway Baird. After chasing down Jack McKinley Cox and his Harley-Davidson motorcycle at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tenn., they were married there Oct. 25, 1942. The Coxes eventually moved to High Point in 1946 to teach in the High Point City Schools system. Virginia graduated from East Tennessee State University and UNC-G with a master’s degree in library science. This led to years working as a teacher and school librarian. A longtime member of First Baptist Church - High Point, she served there as deacon, Sunday school teacher, WMU director and church librarian for many years. The church has a first-class library, thanks to Virginia and Jack’s hard work. They were also involved with the church’s youth program, going all over with Jack helping rebuild or refurbish homes and Virginia helping to establish library systems.  Virginia was active in civic and religious organizations including: President of Chi Chapter in Delta Kappa Gamma, Jail Ministry, N.C. Disaster Relief (rebuilding homes and serving food), Wake Robin Garden Club, Church Women United, Home Demonstration Club and High Point Fine Arts Guild. Herself an artist, her paintings hang all over and are well-loved, especially her lighthouse paintings.
Virginia traveled with Jack to countries all over the world: countries of the former USSR,
China, South America, South Africa, the Fiji Islands, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Austria and Germany, just to name a very few. They were on a mission: a mission to open libraries, holding Bible schools/studies, rebuilding churches, helping to establish churches, teaching, feeding the hungry and spreading the promise of God’s Word and everlasting love. Mrs. Cox lived a blessed 70 years of marriage with her Jack until his death, February 2013.
She is survived by her beloved sister, Florence Alice Young of Williamsburg, Ky.; three children: Jack M. Cox Jr. (and wife Micki), Matthew D. Cox (and wife Pam) and Diddy Cox Alston (and husband Steve), all of Davidson County, N.C.; three grandchildren who made her proud: Matthew M. Cox, Dustin S. Cox (and wife Brittin) and Jack M. Cox III; and two great-grandchildren, Camryn N. Cox and Eli S. Cox, who were the very lights of her life.
In lieu of flowers, her family requests memorials be sent to First Baptist Church - High Point, 405 N. Main St., High Point, NC 27260.  Online condolences may be made at  Arrangements are by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.

Kay Day
THOMASVILLE —Ida “Kay” Catherine Wilson Barton Day, 89, formerly of Thomasville, died Jan. 7, 2014, at Graybrier Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Visitation will be held 3-5 p.m. today at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.

Elizabeth Edwards
HIGH POINT — Elizabeth Marshall Edwards, 93, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at Hospice Home of High Point. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 10, 2014, at Emerywood Baptist Church. Arrangements are by Sechrest Funeral Service of High Point.

Eva Johnson Floyd
ARCHDALE — Eva Johnson Floyd, 93, of Archdale died Tuesday at High Point Regional Hospital. Born Sept. 25, 1920, in Mullins, S.C., she is a daughter of the late James Olan Johnson and Fandy Mandy Lewis Johnson. She was a humorous lady who loved and prayed for everyone she knew. She was an encourager who lived for the Lord, her children and grandchildren.  She enjoyed fishing and sewing. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Alvie Floyd and two sons, Russell Johnson and Howard Johnson.
Mrs. Floyd is survived by three children, Ronald Johnson and wife Ginger of Frisko, Texas, Mary Steffey and husband Giles of Thomasville, Judy Rich of Archdale, 12 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two daughters-in-law, Laura Johnson and Betty Johnson.
Funeral services for Mrs. Floyd will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.  Interment will follow in Floral Garden Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will greet friends Thursday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made on her memorial page at Arrangements are by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.

Curtis Fowler
SOPHIA — Curtis Fowler, 64, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at Genesis-Triad Care.
A memorial service will be at a later date. Cumby Family Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Wade “Esau” Green Jr.           
THOMASVILLE — Mr. Wade Green Jr., 80, of 321 Church St., departed this earthly life for eternal life on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Forsyth Medical Park, Winston-Salem, N.C.  “Esau,” as he was known to family and friends, was born on July 3, 1933, in Pinewood, S.C., son of the late Wade Green Sr. and Leola Green. He was married to the former Lorine Grace Little. After relocating to Thomasville, he was employed with the City of Thomasville, from which he retired after 40 years of service. He was a member of First Calvary Baptist Church, Lexington, N.C.
In addition to his parents, four brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
Surviving to cherish precious memories include his wife of 47 years, Lorine Little Green of the home; six sons, William (Cynthia) Junious of High Point, N.C., James (Angie) Junious of Brooklyn, N.Y., Jerome Epps of Winston-Salem, N.C., James Pullin, Lester Epps and William (Elaine) Epps, all of Thomasville, N.C.; six daughters, Helen Wilson of Rosedale, N.Y., Carol Pullin of Greensboro, N.C., Joyce Gordon of High Point, N.C., Thomasina Morris, Annie Little and Gwendolyn Kennedy, all of Thomasville, N.C.; 36 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Aaron (Hattie) Green of Columbia, S.C., Robert Green and Herbert (Catherine) Green, both of Salisbury, N.C.; one sister, Mary Junious of Pinewood, S.C.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral service will be held on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. at Friendship Baptist Church, 106 Smith St., Thomasville, N.C. The family will receives friends at the church 30 minutes before the service and other times at the home.
S. E. Thomas Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.

Dwight Wendell Herring Sr.
ARCHDALE — Dwight Wendell Herring Sr., 82, of Archdale died on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.
Dwight was born on May 24, 1931, in Clinton, N.C., to Theodore Herring and Olive Hobson Herring. He retired from Cloverleaf Super Market after more thab 30 years of service and had served in the US Air Force. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one grandson.
Surviving are sons, Wendell Herring Jr. and wife Sandy of Archdale, Ken Ray Herring of Rockford, N.C.; and daughter Deborah Herring of Kernersville; former spouse and best friend, Frances Smith of Archdale; brothers, Ted Herring and wife Christine, Dennis Herring; sister, Joy Byrd; six grandchildren, Lindzy, Chris, Kayla, Zach, Coty and Elexis; one great-grandson, David Alston.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at the Veterans Administration Cemetery in Salisbury conducted by Dwight Herring Jr. and pastor Charles Garrett.
Online condolences may be made at
Arrangements are by Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.

Ricky Jay Prevatte
TRINITY — Mr. Ricky Jay Prevatte, 50, resident of 4801 Pliney Farlow Road, died Monday at High Point Regional Hospital.
He was born Dec. 29,1963, in High Point, a son of Cleveland and Edna Causey Prevatte. He had been a resident of High Point and Trinity most of his life. Mr. Prevatte was employed with Phoenix Supply and was a member of Jewel Baptist Church. He loved his job, co-workers and loved to hunt and fish. He was married to Pamela Ward, who survives of the home and was his first love at high school.
Also surviving are daughters, Mrs. Heather Reece of Trinity, Mrs. April Elswick of High Point and Dara Prevatte of Selma; sons, Jason Prevatte of Trinity and Derrick Prevatte of Selma; six grandchildren; one brother, Ronnie Prevatte and wife Beth of Trinity; two sisters, Mrs. Connie Pope of High Point and Mrs. Cindy Pendegraph of Thomasville.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at Cumby Archdale Chapel by the Rev. Bobby Blackburn. Interment will follow in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be

Ronnie Reid
LEXINGTON — Ronald “Ronnie” Clifton Reid, 71, of Perryman Road, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at Forsyth Medical Center.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at Good Hope United Methodist Church, followed by visitation.

J.D. Sink
WINSTON-SALEM — J. D. Sink, 92, of Winston-Salem died Tuesday morning at Forsyth Medical Center.
A service to celebrate his life will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Faith Missionary Alliance Church. Visitation will be held 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Davidson Funeral Home, Hickory Tree Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Clayton Smith
ARCHDALE — Mr. Clayton Smith of Archdale died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at High Point Regional Hospital. 
He was born May 5, 1927, to Nealie and Grover Smith, deceased. Also deceased are brothers, Tommy, E. J., Lester, G. C., Howard and Winford.
He grew up in the Jamestown area, graduating from Jamestown High School after a short stint in the Army. He retired from Sears Mail Order after 43 years.
He was a faithful member of Archdale United Methodist Church, the choir, Friendship Class and Methodist Men. He loved helping in their projects as long as his health allowed. He was a former member of High Point Mineral Club and Archdale Serco Club, but he was most noted for organizing, with brothers Clell and Wimp, Archdale “Senile” Seniors Golf Association.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Norma Comer Smith; two sons, Rusty Smith of the home and Ken Smith (Ellen) of Charlotte; and two grandchildren, Jack and Janie Smith of Charlotte. Also surviving are his twin brother, Clell (Nancy) of Archdale; and sisters, Edith and Mildred Smith, of the Cedar Square Community. 
A memorial service at Archdale United Methodist Church is planned on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 2 p.m. Visitation will follow in the Fellowship Hall.
Memorials may be directed to Archdale United Methodist Church, 11543 N. Main St., Archdale, NC 27263, The Kidney Foundation, 4819 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209, or to the charity of one’s choice. 
Arrangements are by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.

Joanne Tysinger
TRINITY — Joanne Ward Tysinger, 84, a resident of Trinity, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Cumby Family Funeral Service of High Point is in charge of arrangements.