Obituaries March 24, 2013

Mar. 23, 2013 @ 09:08 PM

Teresa H. Gill
SUMMERFILED — Ms. Teresa H. Gill, 41, passed on Friday, March 22, 2013 at High Point Regional Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time at Phillips Funeral Service, Inc., High Point, NC.

Judy Graves
THOMASVILLE — Judy (Vestal) Graves, 65, passed away Friday, March 22, 2013, at her residence. She was the loving wife of the late Mitchell L. Graves.
Mrs. Graves was born on December 1, 1947 in Bristol, TN to Beatrice (Strout) and the late John Vestal.  She was a former seamstress for various companies throughout the area.
She was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed spoiling and taking care of her grandchildren. She also enjoyed sewing, watching the Miami Dolphins and Dale Earnhardt.
In addition to her mother, Mrs. Graves is survived by a son, Sterling E. Worley, Jr. and his wife, Pamela of Sophia; a daughter, Crystal D. McManaway and her husband, Albert of Trinity; three grandchildren, Nikki Morgan, Dustin McManaway, and Christian McManaway; a sister, Pat Tolbert and her husband, Walter of Bristol, TN; a brother, Jay Vestal and his wife, Janice of Winston-Salem; close friend Leona McDaniel; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be private at the request of the family.
Memorial contributions in Mrs. Graves name may be made to COPD Foundation, 2937 SW 27th Ave, Suite 302, Miami, FL, 33133.
Online condolences may be left on Mrs. Graves’s memorial page at
Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.

Linda Gray
THOMASVILLE — Ms. Linda Carroll Brown Gray, 63, a resident of Thomasville passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2013.
Carroll was born April 20, 1949 in Davidson County, NC a daughter to Daniel Charles Brown and Gladys Hulin Brown. She was a lifelong resident of Thomasville and was an accountant and owner of Xpress Refunds. Carroll loved to plant and grow a vegetable garden, enjoyed fishing and playing bingo. She was a caregiver to everyone and a member of Charity Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a sister, Edith Ann Brown and by her father.
Surviving is her daughters, Tabitha Daniels Mickey and Kendra Barnes Koontz both of Thomasville; her mother Gladys Brown of Thomasville; a sister, Janice B. Cranford of Thomasville; a brother, Jerry D. Brown of Supply, NC; grandchildren, Kameron, Summer, McKenzie, Matthew, Reagan.
A memorial service to celebrate Carroll’s life will be held at 6:00 PM Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at Charity Baptist Church with Rev. Elton Wilborne officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at Carroll’s home; 447 Bonnie Regan Road, Thomasville.  In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions are made to SECU Family House, 1970 Baldwin Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103, J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville is assisting the family. Online condolences may be sent to the Gray family at

Ruth H. Griffin
LEXINGTON — Ruth Hunt Griffin, 89, of Clair Bridge Nursing Home died March 22, 2013 in Forsyth Medical Center. A service will be held at a later date in Fort Worth, Texas.

Dr. Catherine Louise Brewer Hinson
HIGH POINT — Dr. Catherine Louise Brewer Hinson, 61, a resident of High Point passed away at her home on Friday, March 22nd.  Following a long line of health issues including, diabetes, nasal cancer, leukemia, and fungal pneumonia, Cathy faced her illnesses with courage and enjoyed her final days surrounded by family and friends.
Cathy was born August 3, 1951 in High Point, North Carolina to Joseph William Brewer and Nancy Greer Brewer.  She was the second oldest of four children and a true blessing to her family.  As Cathy grew in age and experience, she became a truly driven individual.  She started her adult life by finding her eternal companion and starting their own family.  Determined to lead a righteous and loving family, Cathy instilled religious principles in her home to help ensure she could have her family with her through the eternities.  Following giving birth to four wonderful children, Cathy turned her attention to her professional career and continuing her education.  Having a natural drive for success, Cathy completed her education by earning a Bachelor of Arts in Education, Master of Education, a Master of Business Administration, and finally her Doctrine of Philosophy, Business Management. 
As Cathy’s children grew to have children of their own, she became “Dr. Mom” and a pillar of strength, love, and inspiration for her family.  Cathy’s love for family naturally led into a driven passion for genealogy which was humbly fueled by her religious values and her personal love for her Savior.  The amount of time, research, and organization of her family history will be a treasured gift for her surviving family and a great reference tool for her Celestial family.
Cathy was a dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, where she diligently served the Savior and her fellow man in a variety of callings within the Primary, Young Women’s, Youth Seminary, Relief Society, and most recently Family History organizations of her church.  Cathy had a true love of music and a talent which she loved to share with her church family and used to bring love and peace in her own home.
Surviving Cathy are her husband of 40 years Bryant Hinson, her four children, Bryant “B” Hinson and wife Teresa, Melissa Weavil and husband Brian, Joey Hinson and wife Jennifer, Nancy Auman and husband Brian, her five grandchildren, Lexi, Grady, Truman, Izzy, and Lilly, her two step great grandchildren, Tyler and Savannah, her parents Bill and Nancy, two brothers Rick and Brad and sister Stacey.
A viewing will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1830 Chestnut St. Ext., High Point NC 27262 on Monday March 25th from 6:00-8:00 PM.  The Funeral will be held at same location on Tuesday March 26th at 2:00 PM.  In lieu of flowers please make donations in Cathy’s name to Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest Baptist Health or Hospice of the Piedmont.
Condolences may be left on Mrs. Hinson’s memorial page at
Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.

Nancy Kehoe
BURLINGTON - Nancy Kehoe, 71, died March 22, 2013. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Martha Konicki
KERNERSVILLE — Martha Konicki, 90 died Saturday in Kernersville. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.

Ellen S. Nelson
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Ellen Jane Smith Nelson, 85, resident of Parkside Drive, died Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Alamance County. Service arrangements are pending and will be announced by Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point.

Bonnie Tate
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Bonnie Sue “Tiny” Tate, 68, passed away Friday, March 22, 2013 at the High Point Regional Hospital.
Tiny was born in Mohegan, WV, July 19, 1944, a daughter of Floyd and Edith Bowling Musick.  She was an excellent cook and worked at Hillsville Family Restaurant for many years.  She was preceded in death by her two husbands, Okey Lester and Robert E. Tate; a granddaughter, a great-grandson and nine siblings.  She enjoyed reading, shopping and spending time with her family.  We love you and will miss you greatly.  You will be forever in our thoughts and prayers.
Surviving are three daughters, Mary “Ponch” Biddix of the home, Tina Newsome and husband Jerry of High Point and Teresa Rushbrook of Davy, WV; three sons, Charles “Mitch” Lester and James Lester and wife Paula, both of High Point and Mark Lester and wife Jane of Quincy, OH; a step-daughter, Judy Hodges of Reidsville and a step-son, Allen Tate of Greensboro; sisters, Carol Gullett of Premier, WV, Sandra Gullett of Davy, WV, Rose Roberts of Rochester, NY Jean McCarthy of Florida; brothers, Stanley Musick of Davy, WV, Troy Musick of Mt. Airy, 18 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren and one special grandson, B.J. Lamb.
A Celebration of Tiny’s Life will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Davis Funerals and Cremations Chapel by the Rev. Dewayne Houk.  Burial will follow in Floral Garden Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 7 until 8:30 p.m.  Online condolences may be made at

Shelby B. Tutterow
GREENSBORO — Shelby Brower Tutterow, 76, of 2515 Overbrook Drive passed away Friday, March 22, 2013 at her residence.
Graveside service will be at 2:00 pm on March 26, 2013 at Westminster Gardens Cemetery.
A native of Moore County, Mrs. Tutterow attended Biscoe High School, was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church and was employed by Costello Hill and Company for 20 years.
Mrs. Tutterow was preceded in death by her husband Richard Leroy Tutterow, parents Robert and Alsie Williamson Brower and her brother Gary Brower.
Surviving is her son Robert “Eddie” Tutterow of Greensboro, daughter Phyllis Benton and her husband Trent of High Point; sisters Shirley Hetrick of Grantsville, MD, Rebecca Tucker of Star, NC, brother Robert Brower of Star, NC, grandchildren Anders Benton, Joshua Benton and Matthew Benton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405.
The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Hospice and Palliative Care for the compassionate care Mrs. Tutterow received.
Hanes-Lineberry N. Elm Street Chapel is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made to

Mary Watford
THOMASVILLE — Mrs. Mary (Mammy) Elizabeth Briles Watford, 96, a resident of 213 Boulder Road, died Thursday, March 21, 2013 at the Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington. She was born in Davidson County, May 5, 1916 a daughter of Virgil S. Briles and Pansy Jordan Briles and was a lifelong resident of Davidson County. She was of the Baptist faith. She had retired from Kayby Mills and loved gardening. In 1941 she was married to Odell Jesse Watford who died in 1979. Surviving are two sons, Jesse Odell Watford and his wife Sherri and Eddie Briles Watford and his girlfriend Pam Jessup, both of Thomasville; two sisters, Dorothy Hunt and Virginia Snyder, both of Thomasville; five grandchildren, Tammy Blackburn and her husband Robert, Jesse O. Watford III, Julie Myers, Keith Watford, Megan Wood and her husband Travis, and Ashley Watford; fifteen great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Tommy Joe Watford, a granddaughter, Elizabeth Mathews, and a great-granddaughter, Katie Brown. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11 AM at J.C. Green & Sons Chapel in Thomasville by the Rev. John Hill. Burial will be in Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will be at the funeral home Monday from 6 until 8 PM and other times at the home of a son, Eddie Watford, 1792 Noahtown Road, Thomasville. Memorials may be directed to the Hinkle Hospice House, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292. Online condolences may be made to the Watford family at