Obituaries, April 1, 2013

Mar. 31, 2013 @ 06:27 PM

David Cox
THOMASVILLE — Mr. Robert “David” Cox, 68, a resident of Peace Lilly Lane, died Saturday evening, March 30, 2013 in the Hospice Home at High Point.  He was born March 6, 1945 in Forsyth County, a son of Herman Cox and Lillie Belle Hill Cox.  He served with the U.S. Army National Guard during the Vietnam War.  Mr. Cox was owner and operated of Cox Oil Company of Thomasville, since founding in company in 1983.  He was a member of Hilltop Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Cardwell and a brother, Wade Cox.
On December 22, 1965 he was married to Carolyn Proctor, who survives of the home.  Also surviving are three sons, Dean Cox and wife Carol of Thomasville, Duane Cox and wife Angie of Greensboro and Donnie Cox and wife Jennifer of Thomasville; the loves and highlights of his life” his grandchildren”, Lacy Hockaday and husband Brandon, Jason Cox and fiancé Alicia Snow, Colby Cox, Chase Cox and Courtney Cox and great-granddaughter Chasity Lynn Cox;  sisters, Mae Vickers and husband Rabbitt, Judy Graham and husband Jerry and Frances Tucker, all of Thomasville; a special sister-in-law, Bonnie Cox of Thomasville; special nephew Dale Graham and wife Rachel and their children; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 4 P.M. in Hilltop Baptist Church, with Rev. W.A. “Junior” Seawell, Jr. officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Mr. Cox will remain at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home until taken to the church thirty minutes prior to the service.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 6 to 8 P.M. and other times at the home.
The family request memorial contributions be directed to Hospice Home at High Point, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262.
Mr. Cox’s family would like to send their sincere thanks to Class Act Caregivers, the staff of Hospice Home at High Point and Advanced Home Care, for all of their love and support.
Online condolences may be sent to the Cox family at

Dianne Gallimore
ARCHDALE — Dianne Ritchie Gallimore, 70, of Archdale, passed away Monday, March 25th.
Dianne was born January 7th, 1943 to Eugene Ritchie and Allene Pierce Ritchie.  She was a member at Carolina Memorial Baptist Church in Trinity and was involved with the Ladies #3 Sunday School Class.  She was also a member of the Care Team at church, offering prayers, cards and ministry to those in need.  Dianne was preceded in death by father, Eugene Ritchie, mother, Allene Pierce Ritchie, and sister Elgene Manley.
Dianne is survived by son, Russell Gallimore and wife Star of St. Petersburg, FL; grandchildren, Michaela and Maxwell Gallimore; niece, Terri Kotoun and her husband George of Oklahoma City, OK; great nephew, Cameron Alex Kotoun; great niece, Kendra Dianne Kotoun; brother, Larry Ritchie of Thomasville; aunt, Betty McGee of Winston-Salem and numerous special relatives and friends.  “Honeymom” – Loving Mother, Grandmother, Auntie, Sister, Daughter and Friend.  You will be tremendously missed and loved.  Thank you for your love and giving our family the most precious and joyful memories.  Rest in peace.
A celebration of Dianne’s life will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 11 am at Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale Chapel, with Pastor Bynum Orr officiating.  Interment will follow at Holly Hill Cemetery, Thomasville. The family will receive friends on Monday, April 1, 2013 at Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale from 6 pm – 8 pm. Online condolences may be made to Dianne’s memorial page at  Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.

Barbara Harris
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Barbara Harris, 75, resident of High Point died March 31st, 2013 at her home.  Arrangements are pending at Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point.

Julia Hedgecock
TRINITY — Julia Arewilder Overcash Hedgecock, 91, a resident of Trinity, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013 at the Hospice Home of High Point.
She was born March 3, 1922 in Rowan County, NC to the late Duke C. Overcash and Carrie Williams Overcash. She retired from Drexel Heritage after 20 years of service, and she was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, gardening and doing cross word puzzles. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to her parents preceding her in death were her husband of 28 years; William Arthur Hedgecock, and 5 sisters.
Surviving are her son; Bruce Hedgecock and his wife Jeannene of High Point, her daughters; Marilyn Mullis of High Point, Carolyn Pope and husband Jim, April Gordon and husband Kenny all of Trinity, her brothers; Rev. J.D. Overcash and his wife Dale of New Jersey, Rev. Ronald Overcash and his wife Betty of Charlotte. Also surviving are her grandchildren; Dara Hedgecock, Ashley Boyles and husband Travis, Danny Fogleman and wife Becky, Misty Gallop and husband Jake, Candice Meadows and husband Fredie, Scott Gordon, Traci Meredith, her great grandchildren; Ryan Moore, Madison Gallop, Garrett Meadows, Kaylee Fogleman.
A service to celebrate Mrs. Hedgecock’s life will be held Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 2:00 PM from the Fairview United Methodist Church, with Pastor Fredie Meadows officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 6 until 8 PM at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale. The family would like to thank the staff of GrayBrier Nursing and Retirement Center and the Hospice of the Piedmont for their care and concern shown to Mrs. Hedgecock during her illness. Memorials in Mrs. Hedgecock’s memory may be sent to: Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262. Online condolences may be made at www.cumby Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service of Archdale.

Michael Kennedy
THOMASVILLE — Mr. Michael Ferrell Kennedy, 47, a resident of Midway School Rd. passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Kennedy will be cremated and private family services will be conducted. Online condolences may be sent to the Kennedy Family at