Obituaries September 20, 2013
Daniel Mark Addington
HIGH POINT — Daniel Mark Addington, 61, resident at Elm Towers in High Point, NC, passed away September 9, 2013, at Hospice Home of High Point. Mr. Addington succumbed after a long battle with COPD, rheumatoid arthritis and other complications.
Dan graduated from High Point Central High School and attended John Wesley Bible College and A&T University. He won many awards as a swimming pool designer for Meredith Pool Company in Greensboro, NC, and later designed and built pools in the area with his own pool company, Pools Designed with Personal Touch.
Known in the community for his desire to reach out and help the needy and the homeless in the High Point area, Dan (lovingly known as Sgt. Dan) ministered the love of God and touched the lives of many people in the High Point area.
Mr. Addington was born in Miami, Florida. He was the son of Chet O.R. Addington and Ada Addington and the younger brother of David Addington and older sister Martha Addington Waltman (both deceased) and of Ruth Smith of Leesburg, Georgia, and Miriam Addington Shirley or Sebring, Florida.
He is survived by his sons Nathan Addington and his wife Magen, of Kernersville, North Carolina, and Ian Addington and his wife, Skyi, of Beaufort, South Carolina. He was the proud grandfather of four grandchildren, Jeremy, Alexis, David, and soon to be born, Madison.
A memorial service will be Sunday, September 22, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. at The Mission Church at 2301 S. Main Street in High Point, NC 27263. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, to honor Mr. Addington’s memory by sending contributions to the church in his name to be used to help families with needs in the area. For more information, call Pastor John Langdon at The Mission Church at (336) 886-7696.
John L. Barber
LEXINGTON — John Luther Barber, 74, of Weaver Drive, passed away, Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Saturday, September 21, 2013, at First Reformed Church. The family will receive friends following the service at the church.
Baby Octavo Carrillo
GREENSBORO — Baby Octavo Carrillo passed away on Wednesday, September 18, 2013. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.
Linda Faye Long Hill
ASHEBORO — Linda Faye Long Hill, 69, passed away on Wednesday, September 18, 2013. A memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m. Saturday, September 21, 2013, at Randleman Church of God. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.
David Geoffrey Jones
ARCHDALE — David Geoffrey Jones, 61, passed away on Wednesday, September 18, 2013. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.
HIGH POINT – Mr. Steven Tyrone Kindle, 31, passed on September 17, 2013, at High Point Regional Hospital. He was born on August 15, 1982, to George Washington and April Gidderon Kindle. He was preceded in death by one brother, Taylor Gidderon, grandfather, Nathaniel Gidderon; great-grandmother, Hattie Harris, great-great-grandmother, Maggie Blaire and one uncle, Willie Moon.
He leaves to cherish his memories; his parents, George Washington and April Gidderon of High Point, NC; two sisters, April (Wayne) Arrington and Charlene Gidderon; grandmother, Maggie Gidderon of High Point, NC; one uncle, Clarence Ray Gidderon; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Service Chapel. The family will receive friends at the chapel from 1:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Oakwood Memorial Park.
Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc., High Point, NC.
Online condolences may be made to the Kindle family at phillipsfuneralserviceinc.com.
Marilyn Jane Kirms
HIGH POINT — Marilyn Jane Kirms (nee McDonnell), age 83, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on September 16, 2013. Marilyn was the beloved wife of Frederick O. Kirms for 62 years. She was the loving mother of three children and their spouses: Karen and Sandy Palmer; Mark and Lynn Kirms; and Holly and David Labiak. She had five grandchildren whom she loved deeply: Sarah and Dan Wiszkon; Mallory Kirms; and Peyton and Reagan Labiak. Her family circle was completed by her great-granddaughter Hannah Wiszkon. Marilyn is also survived by her sister Jean Schmidt; sister-in-law Mary McDonnell; and six nieces and nephews and their spouses. Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents Paul and Adeline McDonnell; sister and brother-in-law Doris and Eugene Cook; brother-in-law John Schmidt; and brother Paul McDonnell.
Marilyn loved the Atlanta Braves, The Gaithers, Survivor and The Amazing Race. Above all, Marilyn spent her life caring for and loving her own family and the children of others through her work in education in New York, Indiana, and Tennessee. Marilyn’s family would especially like to thank all of those who cared for her in the ICU of High Point Regional Hospital. Marilyn’s family asks that any contributions be made generously to the charity of your choice. Service information can be obtained through Sechrest Funeral Home’s website at www.sechrestfunerals.com.
Donna Kay Weavil Lawson
TRINITY — Mrs. Donna Kay Weavil Lawson, 48, of Trinity, died Monday, September 16, 2013, at Forsyth Memorial Hospital. There will not be any services held at this time.
Teresa Love Mabe
RANDLEMAN – Teresa Love Mabe, 55, daughter of Sue Love and the late Wade Madison Love, died Wednesday, September 18. Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale. The family will receive friends at the funeral home immediately following the service.
James Ross Robbins
RANDLEMAN — James Ross Robbins from Randleman, NC, passed away on Sept. 17, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife, four children, and two granddaughters. He served his community first in the Marine Corps, spent two tours in Vietnam between 1965-1968, served on the High Point Police Department and as a private detective for the city of High Point. He was a devoted father and husband and was loved by many. His memorial service will be at New Day Church at 1229 S. Main Street in High Point on Monday, Sept. 23 at 10:30 a.m. for family and friends.
Barbara Jane Wray
HIGH POINT — Barbara Jane Wray, 79, a resident of High Point, North Carolina, died Thursday, September 12, 2013, at the Hospice Home of High Point. Born April 30, 1934, in Queens, NY, she was the daughter of the late Alice and Arthur Gorman, and wife of the Hon. William F. Wray, who preceded her in death. A graduate of Queens College, she was a registered nurse and loving caregiver devoted to her patients both in institutional settings like the New York-based Rusk Institute, Good Samaritan and Helen Hayes Hospitals among others, as well as numerous private duty assignments throughout New York and Western Pennsylvania.
A longtime resident of West Nyack, NY, where she raised her family, she was active in scouting and served as chairwoman of the Rockland County Girl Scouts and as a Cub Scout den mother. She served on the board of trustees of the West Nyack Free Library and was active in the Garden Club and local politics. She worked diligently for the League of Women Voters and the Board of Elections, and served as a Republican committeewoman and campaign manager on numerous campaigns for the causes and people in which she believed.
Highly creative, Barbara was a lover of art, music and dance, and was a talented painter, flower arranger and gardener. She was a craftsperson who enjoyed knitting and weaving, and raised her own sheep and goats while living in Ford City, PA. A lifelong learner, she loved local and international travel and took every opportunity to experience new people, cultures, crafts and foods. Participating in life to the fullest, she shared her beautiful smile with everyone she met, whether climbing Machu Picchu while on a medical mission in Peru, the steps of Notre Dame Cathedral, or delivering Meals on Wheels in the High Point area.
Above all, she was an enthusiastic, supportive and inspiring parent who sought to give her children every advantage, leading by example. She is survived by two daughters, Kimberley Wray of High Point, N.C.; Glynis Wray and partner Peter Bacich of Toms River, N.J.; a son David Wray and wife Sheila, and grandchildren, Derek, Brandon and Madison Wray of Bardonia, N.Y. Barbara’s last years were made easier by the unselfish devotion of Joe Mitchell, a special friend and caregiver to her, and as a result to all of her family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials benefit Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262 or the Ocean County Library, Children’s Department, at 101 Washington St., Toms River, NJ, 08753.