Obituaries June 14, 2013

Jun. 13, 2013 @ 06:52 PM

William Broadie
HIGH POINT — Mr. William Lewis Broadie, 62, “Bunky,” as he was known by family and close friends, entered into eternal rest in the early morning hours of June 7, 2013, at High Point Regional UNC Hospital after an extended illness. William was born to Wilson and Effie Lee Broadie on Sept. 22, 1950, and attended Church Street School located in Thomasville, N.C. After relocating to High Point, N.C., he was employed with B&C Associates until his health declined. He joined Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, where he attended as often as his health allowed. He loved to study martial arts, listen to music and attend family gatherings. He will be missed by all whose path he has crossed.
His parents, a brother, Charles L. Broadie, preceded him in death. Left to cherish his memories: a daughter, Thelma Kearse of High Point; four brothers, James  (Patricia) Broadie, Lee Thomas (Wilma) Broadie, Mitchell Broadie all of High Point, N.C., Jerry Lee (Sarah) Broadie of Thomasville, N.C.; two sisters, Johnsie M. (Michael Sr.) Coleman of High Point, N.C., and Daisy Lee Blakney of Cincinnati, Ohio; four grandchildren, Keyona, Desmonae, Denasia and Derick all of High Point, N.C.; three aunts; four uncles; one special aunt, Thelma Woodruff of Black Mountain N.C.; special nephews, Robert Broadie and Mark Broadie; special sister-in-law and caregiver, Patricia Broadie and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The family of William Broadie wishes to thank the staff of High Point Regional UNC Hospital, Pastor F.O. Bass Jr. and Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 15, 2013, at 11:30 a.m.  Visitation will begin at 11a.m. at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 716 Leonard Ave. Family will receive relatives and friends at 322 Brentwood St. Please share your online condolences at entrusted to  Professional arrangements entrusted to People’s Funeral Services.

Lois D. Crowe
HIGH POINT — Lois Dee Crowe, 89, of High Point, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2013, after a brief illness.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home Sedgefield Chapel. Committal service will be private.
Born in Akron, Ohio, the last of 21 siblings, she spent many years in the Midwest before settling in Savannah, Ga., where she was co-founder of the Savannah College of Cosmetology. She moved to Greensboro in 1968 where she and her husband, Tom, were owners of MB-F Dog Shows. Upon Tom’s death in 2007 she remained active in the company.
Mrs. Crowe is survived by her daughters, Dorie Crowe of Greensboro, Terry White of Pittsboro, step-son, Charles Charles of Metter, Ga., granddaughters; Katy McAdoo of Greensboro, Shannon Westmoreland of Pleasant Garden; Brie Reeder of Greensboro, and great-grandchildren; Dakotah, Jeffrey, Micah and Michaela Moore, Piper and Wyatt Westmoreland, Larry and Wesley Charles, and Beckett Reeder.
Memorials may be made to Take the Lead, P.O. Box 6353, Watertown, NY 13601 or to the AKC Canine Health Foundation, P.O. Box 900061, Raleigh, NC 27675 or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27405. Online condolences may be made at

Lonnie P. Davis
HIGH POINT —  Mr. Lonnie Phillip Davis, 67, also affectionately known as “Phil” went to eternal rest on Sunday, June 9, 2013, with his loved ones at his side. He was born April 19, 1946, in High Point, N.C., to the late Frank L. Davis and Alberta W. Davis. He is predeceased by one daughter, a brother, one niece and one nephew.
Lonnie Phillip attended William Penn High School and graduated with the class of 1966. After graduation he joined the United States Army, where he served four years; he was a Vietnam veteran. Throughout his life, he was a very enthusiastic sports fan and the Redskins was his favorite team. After leaving the military, Lonnie worked at Mobile Chemical Company, Stenersen Veneers and Global Veneers.  His last position was as a “greeter” at Wal-Mart; he often talked about seeing old friends and making new ones while working at Wal-Mart.
As an active member of Saint Paul Presbyterian Church Lonnie served as a Deacon, member of the Hospitality Committee and Presbyterian Men’s Organization.  Lonnie could be depended upon to work wherever and whenever needed in the church.
He leaves behind to share his memories, one son, Derrick Davis, three daughters, Yvette Scott of High Point, N.C.; April Davis of Oxford, N.C., and Erica Howell of Elizabeth, N.J.; two brothers, Charles E. (Doris) Davis and Bernard (Alecia) Davis both of High Point, N.C.; two sisters, Linda (Billy) Davis and Donna Scaife both of High Point, N.C.; a special friend, Peggy Caldwell of High Point, N.C. He cherished his relationship with Daisy S. Davis and Michael Wall and loved all of his grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.
A celebration of Lonnie Phillip’s life will be held Saturday, June 15, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Saint Paul Presbyterian Church, 309 Summit Road, High Point, N.C. Interment will follow in Carolina Biblical Gardens, Jamestown, N.C. The family will receive friends 12:30 p.m. until 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Saint Paul Presbyterian Church, 309 Summit Road, High Point, N.C. 27265.
Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc.
Online condolences may be made to the Davis family at

Judy Goins
LEXINGTON — Judy Everhart Goins, 64, of Devonshire Drive, died Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Alston Brook Nursing Center.
Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Davidson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Memorial Park. Visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Elizabeth Loflin Hill
JAMESTOWN — Ms. Elizabeth Loflin Hill, 90, of Jamestown, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2013, at the GrayBrier Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Trinity.
A resident of this area all of her life, Mrs. Hill was born on Aug. 6, 1922, in Guilford County to the late James and Lilly Hodgin Loflin.  Mrs. Hill was a member of True Gospel Baptist Church in Trinity. She enjoyed gardening, reading, and seeing the country through her travels.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Hill and a grandson, Daniel Branch.  
Surviving are her children, Peggy Branch and her husband Danny of Trinity, Linda Furr and her husband George of Archdale, Susan Acure and her husband Guy of Greensboro, and James Hill and his wife Joyce of Jamestown; grandchildren, Bill Furr, Craig Furr, Christy Leonard, Brian Vaughn, and Robert Vaughn; and nine great-grandchildren.
A service to celebrate Mrs. Hill’s life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15 at True Gospel Baptist Church with the Rev. Rick Shoemaker officiating.  Interment will follow in Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff of the West Wing of GrayBrier for their sincere care of Mrs. Hill during her time there.
Memorial contributions in Mrs. Hill’s memory may be directed to True Gospel Baptist Church, 4706 Coltrane St., Trinity, NC 27370.
Online condolences may be made on Mrs. Hill’s memorial page at Arrangements made by Sechrest Funeral Service, Archdale. 

Darlene Jones
HIGH POINT — Darlene Marion Jones, 66, died Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Hospice Home at High Point.
Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Promise Baptist Church in Thomasville. 
Arrangements are by Davis Funerals and Cremations.

Sarah  Sarratt McCluney
HIGH POINT —Mrs. Sarah  Sarratt McCluney, 80, of 1317 Kimery Drive died on Wednesday, June 13, 2013, at her residence.
Sarah was born on Sept. 17, 1932, to the late Nathaniel Hoey and Etta Sarratt Tate in Gaffney, S.C.  She was a 1949 graduate of Granard High School in South Carolina. Spending most of her adult life in Trinity, she was a member of First Baptist Church of Trinity where is was a former member of the Senior Choir and former president of the Missionary Circle.  Mrs. McCluney was last employed with Leggett & Platt.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Booker T. McCluney; brother, Bobby Hoey; sister, Macy Miller; and granddaughter, Alicia M. McCluney.
Surviving relatives include six children, Theresa Hayes, Thomas M. McCluney (Kim), Larry McCluney, Patricia Hayes, Richard L. McCluney (Yvonne), and David J. McCluney (Mamie); 15 grandchildren, a host of great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Funeral will be held at noon Saturday, June 15, 2013, at First Baptist Church of Trinity, 12054 Trinity Road. Burial will follow at Carolina Biblical Gardens, Jamestown.  Family visitation will be at the church on Saturday and other times at 3625 Sunset Hollow Drive  Johnson and Sons is assisting the family.  Online condolences may be made at

Lawrence McRae
ASHEBORO — Lawrence Wade McRae, 81, of Asheboro died Saturday, June 8, 2013, at The Randolph Hospice House.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Seagrove Christian Church Cemetery. Visitation will follow the service.
Ridge Funeral Home & Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.

Earl Moretz
LEXINGTON — R. Earl Moretz, 83, of Lexington died June 12, 2013, at his home.
Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Cotton Grove United Methodist Church.

Kathryn Powell
LEXINGTON — Kathryn Ripple Perryman Powell, 95, died Thursday, June 13, 2013.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church.
Davidson Funeral Home, Hickory Tree Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

William Prouse Jr.
SUMMERFIELD — William Donald Prouse Jr., 68, died Wednesday,
June 12, 2013. Triad Cremation Society & Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

William A. “Bill” Sloan
HIGH POINT — William A. “Bill” Sloan, age 86, passed away at home outside High Point on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. His family invites friends to a visitation in his memory from 6-8 p.m. at Cumby Family Funeral Service, 1015 Eastchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262. A memorial service will also be planned this fall at Camp Cheerio in Roaring Gap, N.C., a place near and dear to his heart. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a charity of your choice, or to Camp Cheerio, P.O. Box 6258, High Point, NC 27265.
Bill is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy (“Dot”), who has been by his side for over 60 years, plus their three children and their spouses, Phillip & Kathy, John & Peggy and Karen & Joe, plus Bill and Dot’s six grandchildren, Bill’s brother Richard, as well as many wonderful nieces and nephews.
Bill grew up in Mill Bridge, Rowan County, served in the Army Air Corps, received his degree in architecture from N.C. State University and plied his craft for many years in and around High Point. Whether working on commercial or residential designs, he merged craftsmanship and practicality to create beautiful spaces with unique functional details. He had a deep respect for nature and historic preservation, and led the restoration design for Kerr Mill, now the centerpiece of Rowan County’s Sloan Park that includes his childhood home and parents’ property. Perhaps his favorite project, with years of tireless commitment, was his participation on the board and the design of many buildings at the High Point YMCA’s Camp Cheerio – from the early days of the Indian Guide Lodge, dining hall and cabins, through decades of additions and growth including the more recent Millis Lodge and multi-purpose Sloan Center that bears his name.
The family wishes to thank all of his friends for helping us remember his “Wild Bill” energy, his quick wit, and his enjoyment of life.  We offer this simple poem in tribute:
The Measure of a Man
Not “how did he die?”
But “how did he live?”
Not “what did he gain?”
But “what did he give?”
These are the things that measure the worth
of a man as a man, regardless of birth.
Not “what was his station?”
But “had he a heart?”
And “how did he play his God-given part?”
Was he ever-ready with a word of good cheer
to bring back a smile to banish a tear?
Not “what was his church?”
Not “what was his creed?”
But “had he befriended those really in need?”
Not what the sketch in the paper may say.
But “how many were sorry when he passed away?”
These are the things that measure the worth
of a man as a man, regardless of birth.
- Anonymous
Condolences may be left on Mr. Sloan’s memorial page at
Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point

Michael Williams
TRINITY — Michael Lee Williams, 56, of Trinity died Thursday, June 13, 2013, at his home.
Funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Briggs Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in Hoovers Grove Wesleyan Church Cemetery.Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton.