Obituaries June 16, 2013

Jun. 15, 2013 @ 06:06 PM

Nancy Adams
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Nancy Adams, 66, passed away Thursday at her residence.
Nancy was born in Bristol, TN, February 25, 1947, a daughter of Carl and Evelyn Newman Monk.  She was a seamstress and of the Baptist faith.  Nancy loved to cook, garden, and shop at thrift stores.  She was preceded in death by her father and a son, Gary Wayne Wampler.
Surviving are two daughters, Angie Davis and Tracy Roach, both of High Point; two sons, Allen Wampler of Greensboro and Sandro Monk of Concord; her mother, Evelyn Kirk of Mt. Airy; three sisters, Beverly Ellis, Millie Whitlow and Rosa Lee Atkins; seven brothers, Danny, Calvin, Mickey, Shane, Jeff, Roger and Bill Monk; 16 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
A celebration of Nancy’s life will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Davis Funerals and Cremations Chapel by Rev. Jimmy Hall.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 7 until 9 p.m.  Online condolences may be made at

Sherry Bertschi Bauer
HIGH POINT — Sherry Bertschi Bauer, Age 55, a quiet, gentle lady with a host of friends, died unexpectedly Thursday, June 13th at her residence.
A native of Cumberland County, Sherry was born September 14, 1957 in Fayetteville and had been a resident of this area for the past twenty five years.
Surviving are her parents, Wilbert Jacob and Julia Maxine Lott Bertschi of North Myrtle Beach; her daughter, Bonnie Bauer Smith and her husband Adam of Thomasville; a sister, Julia Katherine Bertschi of Raleigh; a brother, Mark Jacob Bertschi of Thomasville and a granddaughter, Rachael Smith.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Monday in the Chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point with Pastor Alan Greene officiating. Burial will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Cemetery in Thomasville. The family will receive friends Monday, at the funeral home, for one hour prior to the service.
Because of Sherry’s love of animals, her family would like to honor her by requesting that memorials be directed to the Guilford County Animal Shelter, 4525 West Wendover Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27409.
Online condolences can be made on Sherry’s web page at Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point. 

Myrtle Haithcox
LEXINGTON — Myrtle Louise Haithcox, 67, died June 14, 2013 at her residence. Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Bethany United Methodist Church in Liberty. Thomasville Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Claude Herman Hoffner Sr.
WINSTON-SALEM — Claude Herman Hoffner, Sr., 92, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2013 at Hospice Home at High Point. He was the loving husband of the late Grace Deaton Hoffner.
Claude was born on March 31, 1921 in Rowan County a son of the late David and Clementine Hoffner.
He was a former inspector with Henredon Furniture Company for 25 years until his retirement.
He was a U.S. Army Air Core veteran serving his country during WWII.
Mr. Hoffner was a faithful member of Gospel Light Baptist Church, Winston-Salem and Friendly Baptist Church, High Point and Pine Grove Baptist Church, High Point. You could not know Claude without knowing his testimony. “I accepted Christ as his Lord and savior in 1942. He gave me all these years to serve him”. Claude served as a deacon, elder, Sunday school teacher, on various boards and as an interim pastor. After the death of his dear wife, he went to live with his son where he spent the last 12 years serving God and his fellow man. He volunteered at Crisis Control Ministry for a number of years working in the food pantry in the Kernersville and Rural Hall offices.
Claude loved people, and was a true prayer worrier.  As testament to this he leaves a large wooden box with countless prayer requests and photographs of people he was praying for.
Surviving Mr. Hoffner is a son, C. Herman Hoffner, II and his wife, Kathy of Winston-Salem; two daughters, Susan Hoffner of Denton, and Faye Redding of Thomasville; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; three sisters, Virginia Kirk, Beatrice Snyder, and Betty Cauble all of Salisbury; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers and four sisters.
A celebration of life service will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Cumby Family Funeral Service, 206 Trindale Road, Archdale with the Rev. Franklin Fox, Rev. Bobby Roberson, and Rev. Frank Shumate officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Garden Memorial Park. A visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, 27262 or Crisis Control Ministry, P.O. Box 1048, Kernersville, NC 27285.
Condolences may be left on Mr. Hoffner’s memorial page at Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.

Martha Dianne Ellington Hurley
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Mrs. Martha Dianne Ellington Hurley, beloved wife, daughter, mother, sister and friend, passed away on May 23, 2013. Her passing came much too soon, but in her final moments Dianne was surrounded by her devoted family. Family was a constant theme in Dianne’s life. Whether it was driving to far away locations to watch her children’s baseball and soccer games, cooking Thanksgiving Dinner for the family she proudly hosted every year, or ensuring that when Christmas arrived she and her family were in North Carolina with the grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins that she loved, Dianne dedicated herself to placing the happiness of those she loved above all else.
Dianne was born in West Palm Beach, Fla., and grew up in Greensboro, N.C. Upon graduation from Southeast Guilford High School, she attended East Carolina University. Dianne pursued a career in business, and was hired by IBM in 1977. She spent over 30 years working with IBM in positions of increasing importance and responsibility before retiring in 2010. Her devotion to her job, attention to detail and strong work ethic made her a valuable member of the IBM team. Through various jobs in Virginia, Maryland, New York and Atlanta, Dianne not only made many contributions to IBM but also made many new friends. Those that knew her will recall an uncommon devotion, not just to the job, but to the people who populated her world.
A lifelong fan of music, Dianne was an enthusiastic member of a Christian musical group while in high school, and continued to sing along with Stevie Nicks and Linda Ronstadt for the rest of her life. Dianne was an avid baseball fan and enjoyed attending Braves games with her family and friends. When not at the ballpark, Dianne was often heard cheering on the Braves in front of the television, particularly her favorite player, Tom Glavine. Any remembrance of her life would be incomplete without mentioning her love of dogs. For no heart melted faster, or beat with more excitement, at the sight of a dog than Dianne’s. In Dianne, dogs quickly recognized they had found a true friend and a gentle spirit.
Those who knew Dianne understand that she lived a life of love, enthusiasm, and strength. While all are deeply saddened by her passing, what we will come to understand in the coming months and years is that the memories created with such a special person do not easily fade. What fortifies us is the knowledge that years from now we will recall the Thanksgiving Dinners, the long car rides, and honest conversations with our genuinely dedicated wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. To lose Dianne so early in her life is not easy, but the impact that Dianne had on those around her will echo for generations to come as her loved ones remember her impact on their lives. 
Dianne is survived by her husband of 28 years, Dennis; her children Brian and Lindsay; her father Thomas Ellington and his wife Brenda; her mother Annie Haskins and her husband Earl; and her brother Mark Ellington and many uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and friends.
Dianne and her family are members of Mt. Pisgah UMC in Johns Creek, Ga. The family has requested donations be made to the Summit Counseling Center at Mt. Pisgah UMC or a charity of your choice
Visitation will be from 3-4 p.m. and the Life Celebration Service will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, June 22, both at Roswell Funeral Home, 950 Mansell Road, Roswell, GA 30076.

Walker Lee Moody
ASHEBORO — Mr. Walker Lee Moody, 83, died June 15, 2013. Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Balfour Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Ridge Funeral Home. Arrangements by Ridge Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

Kip Payne
BRYSON CITY — Kip Estes Payne, 68, of the Laurel Branch community went home to be with the Lord, Friday, June 14, 2013 at his residence. A native of Swain County, he was the son of the late Roy and Gladys Woodard Payne. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he was a Private First Class. He was a retired employee of B.A.S.F. Where he worked for 33 years.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Troy Payne.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Ann Messer Payne; two daughters, Joy Payne of Candler and Leah Payne Noel and husband Brad of Asheville; two grandchildren, Jenna and Meghan Tullis; three sisters, Kay Winchester and husband Allen of Bryson City, Vicki Parton and husband Leonard of Bryson City, Patricia Price and husband Rocky of Roswell, GA; five brothers, Donald Payne and wife Trudy of Trinity, NC, Charles Payne and wife Nita of Bryson City, Jerry Payne and wife Shirley of Gastonia, Michael Payne of Glenola, NC, and Jeff Payne and wife Beverly of Bryson City.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm. Monday at Deep Creek Baptist Church of which he was a member. Revs. Mike Cogdill and Neal Payne will officiate with burial in the Laurel Branch Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the VFW Post # 9281.
The family will receive friends from 1 until 3 pm. Monday at the church.
Crisp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Darlene Julia Smoot
HIGH POINT —  Darlene Julia Smoot, 54 died June 14, 2013 at her home.  A graveside service will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at Hickory Chapel Wesleyan Church Cemetery. A full obituary will appear in the Monday edition of the paper. Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.

Jacqueline Stallings
RANDLEMAN — Jacqueline Stallings, 38, died June 14, 2013. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

TaDarius Thompson Jr.
HIGH POINT — Infant TaDarius Jerod Thompson Jr., 4 months and 4 days old, died on June 15, 2013 at High Point Regional UNC Health Care. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and entrusted to People’s Funeral & Cremation Service Inc.

Lanelle Whittemore
WINSTON-SALEM — Mrs. Lanelle Raye Allen Whittemore, 49, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Chapel of J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home in Wallburg.