Obituaries July 10, 2014

Jul. 09, 2014 @ 04:52 PM

'Winky' Bass, Jr.

LINWOOD — Gray Allen “Winky” Bass, Jr., 31, died Sunday, July 6, 2014.

The funeral service will be held 4 p.m. Thursday, July 10,  at Piedmont Funeral Home Chapel in Lexington.


Pastor Rob Black

HIGH POINT — Pastor Rob Black, 59, died July 9, 2014 at Hospice Home at High Point.  Arrangements are pending at Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point.


David Eddinger

THOMASVILLE — David Junior Eddinger, 86, died Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, July 11, at Victory Baptist Church.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will be at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and at other times at the home.


Dorothy Knowles Gobble

HIGH POINT —  Dorothy Knowles Gobble, 77, passed away on Tuesday July 8, 2014 at the Hospice Home in High Point.

She was born in Wake County to the late James Odell and Mae Lee Cash Knowles. Dorothy was educated threw the Apex District Schools. She worked her entire life in the insurance business, working at the following, Nationwide Ins. Co., NC Rating Bureau, Farm Bureau Ins. She owned and operated Clayton Ins. Agency, Sentry Insurance Company. Upon moving to Charlotte she was an instructor for the Insurance System of NC.

Dorothy was a member of Emerywood Baptist Church, Hocutt Memorial Baptist Church, being a Sunday School teacher, Youth Choir Director, Choir Member, Trinity F W B Church and was a Sunday School teacher, Youth Choir Director and member of the choir. She was active in the Johnston County Association for Mentally Handicapped, the Johnston County Group Homes and the Clayton Chamber of Commerce.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, a son Larry Perry and a daughter Cindy Perry.

She is survived by her husband Marvin of the home, a daughter Sarita Yandle and husband Jay, granddaughter Nicole Perry, sister Delores Strother and husband Aubrey.

The family would like to thank Lexington Health Care, High Point Regional Hospital, Hospice of High Point, and Visiting Angels. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Hospice Home in High Point or The Shriners Children Hospital, Greenville SC.

Funeral Service will be Friday, July 11, 2014, 12:00pm at Sechrest Funeral Chapel in High Point. Visitation will be Friday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Interment will follow at Rowan Memorial Park in Salisbury, NC.


John Adison Hulin, Jr. 

HICKORY, NC — On March 29th, 1922, John Adison Hulin Jr was born in Troy, NC of John & Estelle Hulin Sr. He had one dear sister, Rudy; all predeceased him.

John had many accomplishments that included almost forty years with Western Southern Life, which gave him a way and a means to ‘really help people.’ The lives he touched, the difference he made, the interest he showed to all he met is why he was successful in business and in life. While we mourn his passing, we celebrate his release from this life that had become too painful due to serious declining health. After over fifty years of marriage, the love of his life, Theatrice Verona Hulin, died in 1999 but never left her permanent residence in his heart. Theatrice’s pictures graced every room of his home and he carried her photo in his wallet to the end. John never failed to use every opportunity to share a glimpse ... “of my beautiful wife”  with whomever he’d engaged in conversation.

In 1941 the world went to war and John joined the United States Marine Corps. Just prior to his induction, on Jan.1st, 1942 in Durham, NC, John attended the Duke vs. Oregon State game, which has remained the only Rose Bowl game ever played outside of Pasadena, CA. Being a lifelong Duke fan, he always loved to recant the game, although Duke lost. The nineteen year old trained and shipped out for foreign shores and didn’t see America again until three & a half years later; when the troops entered the harbor and he saw the golden coastline of CA. He often remarked, “I was home and it was God watching over me because I prayed every day and night.”

WWII delayed John’s higher education; however, while working full time he also attended college full time and graduated Cum Laude in 1955 from High Point College (now university).  As a member of the Panthers Club there and the Lenior Rhyne Bears Club here, he did his best to support and attend all he could. John was prepared to throw-on his speedos and hit the water, pick up one of his (many) rackets for tennis. And the golf clubs never left the trunk!

The tradition of “God, Country and Corps” was in his blood and although he left active duty, he never left the Corps. He sought out his ‘brothers’ wherever they were and would travel thousands of miles to be in their midst. The units he was a part of were three but his heart was drawn to the VMTB 131. With every reunion, they grew closer and sadly fewer in number. The family of the Corps has faithfully kept up with John all these years and he now falls in line with the great numbers that have passed on before him. He was honored to have served his country, preserve freedom, and survive; so many of his combat 'brothers' did not and dad was ever grateful to his 'maker.’ America was thankful for many years to come for all that was made possible due to the sacrifice of a generation of 'Everyday Men' with the heart of warriors.

The surviving family members are Andrea Jean Hulin. Pamela Hulin Smith and her husband Philip, their son Johne, his wife Marleni and their daughter Aili.  Andrea's daughters are Tara Jean Broyhill and her husband Mike, their son Connor and daughter Charlotte Adison. Kimberlee Whittington Branly and husband Nelson and sons Michael, Andrew and Zachary. There are many extended family members coast-to-coast and into Brazil. He and Theatrice 'adopted' as a lifestyle and dad never halted that tradition. He poured out his resources, his time, energy and mostly love to all takers. In his decline I would note to him how much he was loved and ever the humble man he was, he would say, "Ah, I've just got them fooled!" God got all the credit for his grace over dad’s life.

We would like to thank God for this man, powerfully driven to do the good he did for so very long.

There is not enough space to mention all the names, so let's do this: if you prayed for dad, physically cared for, sent cards, dropped by, pitched in, called, shopped and cooked for, read to, cleaned, repaired, cut grass, loved or just fondly remembered him,: Thank You; then for the ones that came to work and fell in love: Hospice of Catawba Valley (all you special people), Mrs. Mark Bolick (Melissa), Geraldines Care (Nicole, Trista, Cheryl) and Home Instead.

The request is that you give to those that touched dad's spirit: Hospice of Catawba Valley, First Advent Christian Church of Hickory, First Baptist, the Marine Corps Law-Enforcement, Wounded Warriors, Veterans Association of every kind, reputable childrens services - as, Sipes Orchard Home, the Boys and Girls Club of America, etc… Thank God and each soldier you meet for their sacrifice, with a "Semper Fi" to every Marine. Dad was always faithful, just as these words mean. He would tell everyone. "Just do the best you can in everything, really live the days of your life to make a difference and remember that I love you more than you'll ever know."

Blessed man, blessed life, blessed us to know him. While the void is great...the man lives on. Thank you, dad.

The service will be held on Saturday, July 12th, at First Advent Christian Church Hickory,1940 North Center St, Hickory. The receiving will be  from 1:30 to 3:00 pm, with the service to follow. Burial will be at Catawba Memorial Park on Hwy.70, where John will be placed next to Theatrice.

Members of the Catawba Valley Marine Corp League will serve as pallbearers and perform graveside military rites.

Honorary pallbearers will be hospice of Catawba Valley, Mrs. Melissa Bolick, Nicole Anderson, and ladies, Trista and Cheryl, and Home Instead.

Bass-Smith Funeral Home in Hickory is serving the family of John Adison Hulin, Jr. Online condolences may be sent to


‘Bobby’ Jackson

THOMASVILLE — Mr. Robert “Bobby” Lee Jackson, 75, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at the Hospice Home at High Point.

A resident of this area all of his life, Bobby was born on February 5, 1939 in Guilford County to the late William Curtis and Agatha Misenheimer  Jackson. He was of the Methodist faith and had worked for Jessica Charles Furniture for many years as an upholsterer. Bobby especially enjoyed history, reading, gardening, and spending time with his family.

Surviving are his wife, Joyce Hunt Jackson of the home; stepson, Michael Smoot and his wife Penny of Thomasville; stepgranchildren, Andrew Huffstetler and Corey Jones, both of Thomasville; sister, Dot Oliphant and her husband Richard of High Point; and brother, Billy Jackson of High Point. Also surviving are nephews, Jeff and Mark Oliphant of High Point.

A celebration of Bobby’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Thomasville Funeral Home, 18 Randolph Street, with Rev. Billy Rintz officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262.

Online condolences may be made on Bobby’s memorial page at Arrangements by Thomasville Funeral Home. 


Donald Jackson

TRINITY — Donald Ray Jackson, age 60, a resident of Trinity, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

He was born on April 13, 1954 to the late Rayford Lee Jackson and Mildred McGee Jackson. He had been a resident of this area all of his life. He worked for the High Point Police Department for 18 years, and later with Wood Armfield Furniture. He was employed with MC of A (Mail Contractors of America) as a truck driver for the last 13 years.  Donald had a passion for gospel music and was the bass singer for the gospel quartet Called Out Ministries. He also had been a member of various other gospel quartets.  He enjoyed fishing, riding his motorcycle, and playing Cornhole. He was a loving husband, father, brother, and friend and will be dearly missed.

In addition to his parents, preceding him in death was his father-in-law, Bill Lassiter.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Lisa Lassiter Jackson of the home; his son, Kevin Jackson of the home; two sisters, Barbara Burton and her husband Jerry of Roxboro, and Nancy Davis and her husband Donnie of Burlington; his brother, Roger Jackson and his wife Ronda of Lenoir. Also surviving is his mother-in-law, Ruth Lassiter of High Point.

A service to celebrate Donald’s life will be held on Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale, with Pastor Jimmy Bledsole officiating. The family will receive friends Friday evening until 6 following the service at the funeral home. 

Memorials in Donald’s memory may be sent to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262, The American Cancer Society, 4 Oak Branch Dr. Greensboro, NC 27407, or to Cowboy Church Network, 4154 Lake Ridge Court, Ramsuer, NC  27316.

Online condolences may be made at Cumby Family Funeral Service of Archdale is in charge of arrangements.


Annie Moore  

HIGH POINT— Mrs. Annie Pearl Moore, 81, of 2506 Woodruff Avenue made her transition on July 7, 2014 at High Point Regional UNC Health Care.  

She was born July 17, 1932, a daughter of the late Calvin and Nora E. Parker. She attended High Point Schools and William Penn High School.   She was previously employed at The Presbyterian Home and Hickory Woods Chapel Pre-school. 

She was preceded in death by three children, Betty Moore-Crite, Dennis Moore and Joyce Little;  a grandson, James Gates, Jr.;  her mother and father; sisters, Pauline Rinehardt,  Margaret Parker,  Florine Dockery and Carolyn Thompson; brothers, Thomas Parker, Nelson Parker ,Calvin Parker,  James Thompson and Herbert Thompson; step mothers, Elizabeth Thompson and Reophous McQueen Parker.    

Survivors include her husband, Wilson Moore, Sr. of the home; sons, Wilson (Sharon Jean) Moore, Jr., Dockie Moore both of High Point, NC; daughters, Sheila (Jim) Gates, Sharon (Rev. Samuel) Green of High Point, NC and Wanda Latta of Gainesville, FL; sisters, Doris Parker, Anna (William) Smith, Blanch (Richard) Parsons and Gloria Long of High Point, NC; brothers, Randolph Parker and William Thompson of High Point, NC. 

Funeral service will be held Friday, July 11, 2014 at Oak Grove Baptist Church at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor Robert J. Tillman officiating.  Interment will follow at Carolina Biblical Gardens, Jamestown, NC. The family will receive friends at the church from 11:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. and other times at the home, 2506 Woodruff Ave.  

Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc., High Point, NC.

Online condolences may be made to the Moore family at


Harold Oshields

WINSTON-SALEM — Harold Van Oshields, 75, died Sunday, July 6, 2014.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 12,  at Davidson Funeral Home, Hickory Tree Chapel.