Obituaries July 28, 2014
HIGH POINT — Lorenzo DeSantis, 81, died July, 26, 2014, at Moses H. Cone Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Sechrest Funeral Service in High Point.
Gloria Jean Jones Kinton
HIGH POINT — A beautiful spirit and born-again believer, Gloria Jean Jones Kinton, 57, was called home to eternal rest on Thursday, July 25, 2014, at her home with her family in High Point, NC, following an extended illness.
She was born on April 4, 1957 in High Point to Luther and Evelyn B. Jones and was one of three children.
Gloria grew up in High Point and graduated from Lucy C. Ragsdale High School in 1975. After high school she attended GTCC and completed many business courses through her employer at the time, Wachovia Bank and Trust. She was also employed at Slane Hosiery Mills for several years. Gloria was employed at Belk Department Store at the time of her death. Her coworkers, as well as her loyal customers loved her. They would some times not shop if she were not there, choosing to come back later. This was not just a job; it was a perfect fit, considering Gloria loved shopping and “finding a good deal”.
She was united in holy matrimony to James Kinton, Jr. on April 19, 1979 and they were blessed with two children. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and the best Nana a grandchild could ever have.
At an early age Gloria accepted Christ and joined the Church of God of Prophecy at Stanton Place in High Point. She maintained a long and dedicated membership until her death. She was a member of the Hospitality Committee, Ladies Sunday School Class, Adult Choir, FDC Mass Choir, and the Second Sunday Praise Team. She also served as Usher Board President and Sunday School Secretary for many years. She was known for her warm smile, sweet spirit, and genuine affection that immediately put them as ease and made people feel loved. She also enjoyed volunteering as a Cabin Leader at Camp Maranatha, a residential summer camp, where she loved on and mentored young people, leading them to Christ.
Her father, Luther Jones and her only sister, Antionette Jones, preceded Gloria in death.
Those left to celebrate her life and to cherish her memories include her beloved husband of 33 years, James; one son, Christopher L. Kinton (Ebonie) of Kernersville; one daughter, Jessica M. Pulliam (Jeffrey) of High Point; three grandchildren, JaVon, Alaysia and Elijah Pulliam; her mother, Evelyn B. Jones; one brother, Luther Ray Jones, Jr. (Monica); one nephew, Tyre Lawhorne Jones; two sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law; one godmother, Ida Mae Covington; one goddaughter, Nakaya Waden; her special cousins and adoptive family, Bishop & Mrs. Floyd D. Collins, Sr. and family; and a host of other relatives, cousins and friends to numerous to name.
Visitation will be from 12-1 p.m. with the funeral to follow on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at the Church of God of Prophecy, 1100 Stanton Place, NC 27260. Burial will be at Carolina Biblical Gardens. Bishop Floyd D. Collins, officiating. Online condolences may be made at www.johnsonandsonsinc.com.
Ruby Keever Nelson
ARCHDALE — Ruby Keever Nelson, 81 of Archdale, died Friday at High Point Regional Hospital.
Born June 4, 1933, in High Point, she is a daughter of the late Boomer P. Keever and Lora Danford Keever. She was a lifelong resident of the High Point and Archdale areas and retired from AT&T (Western Electric).
In addition to her parents Mrs. Nelson was preceded in death by a son Roger Nelson on May 30, 2012.
She is survived by her husband Rex Nelson of the home and one son Scott Nelson and wife Mindi of Thomasville, two grandchildren, Andrea Salman and husband Ryan and Chuck Thrift and wife Beth and four great grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister Deloris Jaeger of High Point.
Funeral services for Mrs. Nelson will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Mausoleum Chapel at Floral Garden Memorial Park with the Reverend David Emery officiating. The family will greet friends following the service.
The family would like to thank the doctors and staff of IICU at High Point Regional Hospital for their professionalism and compassion during her short stay and also thank her caregivers Pam, June, Lounette, Pam R., Brenda and Molli.
The family requests that memorials be given to the Animal Rescue and Foster Program, PO Box 77393, Greensboro, NC 27417 or at www.arfpnc.com Online condolences may be made on Mrs. Nelson’s memorial page at www.cumbyfuneral.com
Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.
George E. Tolbert
HIGH POINT — Mr. George E. Tolbert, 86, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Shannon Gray Rehabilitation and Recovery Center. He was the loving husband of LeRue (Newby) Tolbert to whom he was married for 61 years.
Mr. Tolbert was born on Sept. 17, 1927, in High Point a son of the late Joe C. and Gertrude (Groce) Tolbert. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during WWII and a Merchant Marine during the Korean War. He worked for many different furniture companies over the course of 37 years and eventually retired from Hendredon Furniture.
He was a faithful member of Ward Street Church for 60 years.
In his spare time he enjoyed traveling to the beach with his wife on the weekends, watching sports, fishing, golfing and entertaining his friends and family with his sense of humor. He was a former slow-pitch industrial league umpire at Brentwood in the late sixties.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter Karen L. Scott and her husband, Dan of Thomasville; a granddaughter, Brandy Lowery and her husband, Perry of Thomasville; a brother, Davey Tolbert and his wife, Elaine of Lexington; a sister, Deanie Bartlett and her husband, George of High Point; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister Betty Taylor.
A celebration of life service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Cumby Family Funeral Service, 1015 Eastchester Drive, High Point with Rev. John Vernon and Rev. Harold Shives officiating. A visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point NC 27262.
Condolences may be left on Mr. Tolbert’s memorial page at www.cumbyfuneral.com
Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.
LEXINGTON — Ruth Walker York, 74, of Welcome Bethesda Road, Lexington, died July 26, 2014, at Hinkle Hospice Home.
A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Davidson Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel.