Obituaries June 18, 2013

Jun. 17, 2013 @ 09:18 PM

Daniel Fenner
HIGH POINT — Daniel Joseph “Danny” Fenner, 32, died June 15, 2013, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro is serving the Fenner family.

Pete Tysinger
LEXINGTON — Matthew Forman “Pete” Tysinger, 86, died June 15, 2013, at Hinkle Hospice House. The funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Bethany United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 3 to 4 p.m. in the church fellowship hall prior to the service.

Rose Elvina Lee
THOMASVILLE — Rose Elvina Lee, 59, passed away on Friday June 14, 2013, in Chapel Hill, NC.
She was born on March 5, 1954, in Davidson County to Bonnie Osborne and Frank Hooks.
Rose was preceded in death by her father Frank, step-father Reece Osborne, brother James Hooks and  loving husband of 42 years, Robert Lee.
Rose worked at the Mobile Mart for several years. She loved playing bingo, going to flea markets and spending quality time with family and friends. She had a heart of gold and will be truly missed and never forgotten.
She is survived by her caring son Terry Lee of the home, brother Donald Hooks, sisters, Ethel Rhodes, Resa Stroud and her husband Lee, also one grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday June 18, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Thomasville Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will be held at 7 p.m. (between the visitation time) in the funeral home chapel with Reverend Bruno Wolf officiating.
Special thanks to Rose’s mother Bonnie Osborne for help being a caregiver.
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Joyce Lane Johnson
HIGH POINT — Ms. Joyce Lane Johnson, 59, passed away March 10, 2013, at Brunswick Medical Center.
Joyce was born in High Point, May 3, 1953, a daughter of Ralph and Peggy Leach Johnson.  She worked with her mother at L & J Cafeteria for several years.  Joyce loved people and  going to flea markets.
There are no immediate survivors.
A Celebration of Joyce’s Life will be held Thursday, June 20 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum at Floral Garden by the Rev. Alan Green. Arrangements by Davis Funerals and Cremations.

Ruby Thomas Stanford
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Ruby Thomas Stanford passed away June 16 at River Landing at Sandy Ridge.
Mrs. Stanford was born in Henry County, Virginia, and graduated from the Axton High School and attended Averette University in Danville, Va.  She was a longtime member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church.  On August 15, 1936, she married Joseph Alton Stanford, who preceded her in death on December 16, 1988.
Surviving are her nephew, Eugene Thomas of Clermont, Florida and her longtime family friend, Calvin Reynolds of High Point.
A graveside service will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. in Floral Garden Park Cemetery by the Reverend Dr. Richard Howle. There will be a visitation at Sechrest Funeral Service on E. Lexington Avenue on Wednesday evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Memorials may be directed to Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 1225 Chestnut Drive, High Point, NC  27262 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
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David Pritchard
GRAHAM - David Butrick Pritchard, 48,  died June 16, 2013. Cremation services have been entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Anthony Williamson
THOMASVILLE — Anthony “Wayne” Williamson, 95, of Thomasville, departed from this life on June 17, 2013, to be with his Lord Jesus Christ.
Wayne was born March 9, 1918, in Shallotte, Brunswick County, NC, to the late Charlie and Amanda Milliken Williamson.
Wayne served his country well during WWII. He volunteered for the Army and was inducted on March 12, 1942. He received the Eamet Campaign Medal with 5 Bronze Stars for participating in 5 major battles including Normandy Invasions, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. Wayne received an honorable discharge and good conduct medal after the war ended on October 15, 1945, and gave God the credit for bringing him home safely. He married Blanche Rhodes on July 14, 1946. He retired from Thomasville Furniture Company and was of the Baptist Faith.
Wayne was pleased to be able to take the “Flight of Honor” to Washington, DC, in 2011 to see the World War II Memorial.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Clarence Williamson of Myrtle Beach, SC; sisters, Anne Long of Hallsboro, NC, Edna Dutton of Myrtle Beach, SC and Minnie Tharpe of Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Wayne is survived by his beloved wife, Blanche Rhodes Williamson of the home and many loving nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 1 – 2  p.m., Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at Thomasville Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will follow at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home with Reverend D.W. Long and Reverend Terry Boles officiating. Burial, with full Military Honors, will follow at Holly Hill Memorial Park.
Memorials can be made to Hospice of Davidson County 202 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292.
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Doris Dobbins Lowe 
BOONVILLE — Doris Dobbins Lowe, 88, of Boonville and High Point, NC, passed away at Willowbrook Rehabilitation and Care Center on Sunday, June 16, 2013, after three years of failing health.  Daughter of Wesley Franklin Dobbins and Carrie Louiza Virginia Ann Gentry Dobbins, she, along with many other Yadkin County natives during World War II, worked at the Glenn L. Martin Aircraft complex in Baltimore, MD, building B-26’s in the sheet-metal department.  She was first married to US Marine Sergeant Billy L. Martin of High Point when he was on leave from the Solomon Islands and before he returned to Camp Pendleton, CA, to prepare for the invasion of the Japanese homeland.  They had one daughter, Cheryl.  Several years after Billy’s death, Doris married Joseph Willard Steed of Randolph County, NC, who was also a World War II combat veteran.  After Joe’s gallant fight against brain tumors, she later married Jesse Robert Lowe of High Point.  With over 20 years of service to the K-Mart/Sears companies, she retired from the North Main Street K-Mart in High Point.  In addition to her parents and husbands, Doris was preceded in death by her brothers,  John Henry (Dorothy) Dobbins; Charles Bethel (Jesse Ruth “Jo”) Dobbins; Wesley Franklin Dobbins, Jr.; and Billy Gray Dobbins; sister, Mary Elizabeth (Paul) Kennedy; brothers-in-law, Cody, Reitzel, and Ted Martin of High Point; Berlie Hoyt Adams of Pfafftown and Paul Kennedy of Elkin; sister-in-law, Margye E. Martin of High Point; niece, Shelia Faye Dobbins of Yadkinville; and nephew,  Donald “Donnie” Gray Eaton of High Point.  She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Martin (Gary Reeder) of Trinity; sister, Barbara (Hoyt) Adams and Marie (Early) Eaton; step-sons, Alan (Carolyn) Steed; Steve (Rose) Steed; Jesse Robert “Robin” Lowe, Jr.; Richard (Marty) Lowe; and Glenn Lowe; very special friend, Alice Staley; and several nieces and nephews.  For all of their love and exceptional care, the family would especially like to thank Dr. Benjamin Igwemezie and his excellent staff at BMI Nephrology in High Point, along with the local dialysis centers and everyone at Willowbrook.  For over 60 years, Doris was a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, and requested that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to the Mary Baker Eddy Library; 200 Massachusetts Avenue in Boston, MA 02115.  Memorial Service arrangements are incomplete.  Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville is in charge of the arrangements.  Online condolences can be made at

Carolyn Stemmler
GREENSBORO — Carolyn Marie Stemmler, 85, died June 17, 2013. Cremation services have been entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Charles Richard Clapp 
JAMESTOWN — Mr. Charles Richard Clapp, 79 resident of Jamestown passed away June 15 in the Hospice Home at High Point.
Mr. Clapp was born in High Point on January 3, 1934, to Clarence and Irma Ritchie Clapp.  He retired from North State Telephone Company from the engineering department after 36 years of service.  He was a member of Montileu Avenue United Methodist church for many years and recently joined Northwood United Methodist Church.  Mr. Clapp was a talented artist and enjoyed working in crafts.  He was a generous man who loved his family and children.  On August 29, 1953, he married Cynthia Lassiter Clapp who survives of the home.
Also surviving are his daughter; Cindy Murray and husband David of Jamestown; his son, Charles R. Clapp, Jr and wife Yolanda of Omaha, Nebraska; and four grandchildren; Celeste Esparza of Tomball, TX; Justine Clapp of Katy, TX; and Tyler Murray of Wilmington; and Christopher Murray of Jamestown and three great grandchildren:  Elijah, Juliet and Jude Esparza all of TX.   Mr. Clapp was preceded in death by a brother, C. L. “Johnny” Capp, Jr.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. in Sechrest Funeral Chapel with the Reverend Karen Hudson and Reverend Jeff Sypole officiating.  Interment will follow in Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m until 8:30 p.m. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262 or to Northwood United Methodist Church, 2409 Ambassador Court, High Point, NC 27265.
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Earl Frank Thompson
HIGH POINT — Mr.  Earl Frank Thompson, 61 of High Point departed this earthly life on Sunday, June 16, 2013, at Hospice Home at High Point. 
He was born to Earl Frank Thompson Sr. and Mary Jane Brown Thompson. He was educated in Dillon County Schools. 
Earl relocated to High Point and worked in the construction industry for many years.  He was an outgoing person who always kept you laughing. One of his favorite saying was, “I know many trades, but the master of none!”  He enjoyed traveling, collecting books, fishing and cooking.  
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a great nephew, Tadarius Thompson Jr.
He leaves to cherish his memories two brothers, James W. Brown of Wisconsin and Henry Thompson of High Point; three sisters, Vivian Taylor, Connie Thompson and Frances Thompson, all of High Point.
Funeral service will be held 1 p.m, Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at Solid Rock Baptist Church with Pastor Alphonso Martin, eulogist.  Burial and Dove ceremony will be follow in Oakwood Cemetery. 
The family would like to thank Hospice Home at High Point for the care you provided for their loved one. 
You may express your condolences at  Professional arrangements entrusted to People’s Funeral & Cremation Services. 

Charles Alton Jester
HIGH POINT — Mr. Charles Alton Jester, 83, resident of High Point died June 16, 2013, at Hospice Home at High Point.
Mr. Jester was born December 11, 1929, in Guilford County and had been a resident of this area all his life.  He retired after 33 years of service from the City of High Point where he served as Assistant Fire Chief.  He was a private pilot and served in the United States Air Force in earlier years.  He also was active with the Elks Lodge, Indian Guides at the Y.M.C.A and Boy Scouts at Northwood United Methodist Church. His favorite hobby was collecting. In 1960 he married the former Ella Jean Towery who survives of the residence.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Don Jester.
Also surviving is a son, Michael Jester and wife Alison of High Point; two daughters, Patti Preston and husband Warren of High Point and Paula Labban and husband John of High Point; a sister, Mildred Mitchell of High Point; six grandchildren, Harrison, Curtis, Jamie and Briggs Labban and Emeline and Jay Preston; and several nieces and nephews.
A private inurnment will be held at a later date.  Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point.  Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Dr. High Point, NC 27262.  On-line condolences may be made through