Obituaries Feb. 15, 2014

Feb. 14, 2014 @ 04:42 PM

Wilson Taylor
HIGH POINT — On Monday, February, 10, 2014, Minister Wilson Taylor, 47, of High Point departed this earthly life at High Point Regional Hospital. He was welcomed into this world by his parents Leroy Sr. and Novella McNair Taylor on July 6, 1966, in Dillon, S.C. Wilson graduated from Latta High School. He was employed with Valspar Corporation. Wilson was a loving and outgoing person. He was family oriented and enjoyed sharing time with his family. He was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church where he served as an Associate Minister. Minister Wilson was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Leroy Taylor Jr. and Willie C. Taylor.
He leaves to cherish his memories; his children, Derrick Taylor, Ty-Darrus Taylor, DiKia Taylor, Wilson Taylor Jr. and Elexusha Taylor all of the home; three step-children, Shakila and Tenosha Reed and Kendrick Taylor; two grandchildren, Kevin and Donnell Taylor; four brothers, Thomas (Vivian) Taylor, Jimmy (Renee) Taylor and Nathaniel Taylor all of High Point and Charlie Taylor of Dillon, S.C.;  five sisters, Mary (Charles) Allen, Betty Taylor, Corina Taylor and Patricia Taylor all of Dillon, S.C. and Emma (Lacey) Green of Lumberton, N.C.; a special friend, Melissa Hughs; two good friends, A.J. Thompson and Nelson Miles; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral service will be 12 p.m., Saturday, February 15, 2014, at Solid Rock Baptist Church. Family visitation will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the church. The family will also receive friends at 1022 South Rd. Burial will be in the New Covenant Free Rock Cemetery, Clio, S.C. Express your condolences online at Professional arrangements entrusted to People’s Funeral & Cremation Services.

Lucille Ingram
HIGH POINT —  Ms. Lucille J. Ingram died Thursday, February 13, 2014. Funeral arrangements are pending at Johnson & Sons.

Ruth S. Nichols
ARCHDALE — Mrs. Ruth S. Nichols passed away February 14, in the Hospice Home at High Point. Funeral Services will be announced by Sechrest Funeral Service in Archdale.

Mary Jane Loflin
THOMASVILLE — Mrs. Mary Jane McHone Loflin, age 73, a resident of US Hwy 64 passed away Feb 13, 2014, in the Hinkle Hospice Home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the J.C. Green & Sons Chapel with Rev. Jack Hurley Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. No formal visitation will be held. The family request any memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, N.C. 27292. Online condolences may be sent to the Loflin family at

Herman Garland
HIGH POINT — Mr. Herman Garland, 86, passed away Wednesday, February 13 2014, at Hospice Home at High Point. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time at Phillips Funeral Service, Inc.

Billie Joe Roberts
GASTONIA — Billie Jo Ervin Roberts, 82, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2014. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Charles F. McDowell Jr.
HIGH POINT — Charles F. McDowell Jr., 71, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, after a difficult journey with vascular dementia. He was born to Rev. Dr. Charles F. and Lois (Davis) McDowell Sr. From a young age, he worked on his grandparent’s farm and worked at Guilford Dairy while attending Randleman High School. He later graduated from Guilford College with a double major in management and accounting and worked until retirement at Coca-Cola, USA, in Atlanta, Georgia, where he lived for 27 years. Charles, known to some as Franklin, was a faithful prayer warrior and a wonderful Christian witness to those he encountered on a daily basis. He delighted in teaching youth in Sunday school at Lawndale Baptist Church and used his beautiful voice to praise God. He was an avid sports fan, especially fond of his grandchildren’s teams and the UNC Tarheels and believed there was no better state than North Carolina. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, attending church and sporting events, and used his love of deal-finding and coupon-cutting to bless them abundantly. A favorite family tradition with Charles was Black Friday shopping.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Joyce M. Nance. He is survived by his children, Rev. C.F. McDowell, III (Martha), Andrea Nance (Wayne), and Suzanne Billips (Mike); five grandsons, Ches McDowell (Elise), Addison McDowell, Luke McDowell, Cid Nance, Hampton Billips, and one granddaughter, Karly Billips; and sister, Peggy Pugh (Randall). The family will receive friends from 4- 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 16, 2014, at Cumby Family Funeral Services in High Point. A service to celebrate Charles’ life will follow at 5 p.m. in the Cumby Family Funeral Chapel. The family would like to extend sincere gratitude to all of the health care staff who helped in the care of Charles this past year, with special thanks to Dr. Brian Farah. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Charles to North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministries (NCBAM), PO Box 338, Thomasville, N.C., 27361; Berean Baptist Senior Saint Ministry, 4135 Thomasville Rd, Winston Salem, N.C.  27107; or Cornerstone Baptist Church (Honduras Mission Trip Fund), 5736 Inman Road, Greensboro, N.C. 27410. Online condolences may be made at

Virginia Leonard
JAMESTOWN — Mrs. Virginia F. Leonard, 86, died February 13, 2014. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Sechrest Funeral Service in High Point.

Sylvia Artis
GREENSBORO — Sylvia P. Artis, 61, passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2014. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Paul Foltz
GREENSBORO — Paul O. Foltz, 98, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2014. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Steve Woods
EDEN — Steve Woods, 60, passed away on Monday, February 10, 2014. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Barbara Long
GREENSBORO — Barbara Carter Long, 57, passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2014. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Ella Lee Stewart
JAMESTOWN — Mrs. Ella Lee Stewart, age 87, died Thursday, February 13, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, following a brief illness. A native of Orange County, Mrs. Stewart was born December 10, 1926, a daughter of the late Willard and Ollie Ward Briles. She had been a resident of Jamestown for the past sixty two years and was a former member of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church in High Point and, at the time of her death, was an active member of First Baptist Church. She retired in 1995 after serving as a customer service representative at American Express. Her previous work was as a commercial artist in the furniture industry and also as owner and operator of “The Dress Shop” in Archdale. On December 21, 1946 she was married to James Robert “Buster” Stewart, who died September 26, 2007. In addition to her husband and parents she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Warren and Walace Briles.
Mrs. Stewart is survived by four children, Mary Carol Forkner and her husband Bobby of Asheboro, Janice Zachary and her husband Barry of Archdale, Vivian Stewart of the home and Lisa Shuster and her husband Roger of Charlotte; a sister-in-law, Margaret Ann Lewis of High Point; six grandchildren, Jeff Reed, Emily Warehime and her husband Sam, Liz Ahmadivarji and her husband Arya, Todd Zachary and his wife Karen, Brandon Zachary and his wife Mandy and Craig Forkner and his wife Akane. Also surviving are twelve great-grandchildren, Kirsten, Brianna, Brandon, London, Yancey, Kyndall, Spencer, Aubrey, Maddox, Takeru, Ellie and Robert.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Sechrest Funeral Service Chapel in High Point with the Reverend Bruce Hartgrove officiating. Burial will be in Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends thirty minutes prior to the service at the funeral home. Because Ella Lee was so proud of High Point University and her family requests memorial contributions, in her memory, to either High Point University, 833 Montlieu Avenue, High Point, N.C. 27262 or to First Baptist Church, 405 North Main Street, High Point, N.C. 27260. Online condolences may be made on Mrs. Stewart’s memorial page at Arrangements by Sechrest Funeral Service in High Point.

Daniel Wood
ASHEBORO — Daniel Vance Wood, 82, passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2014. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Jessie Shaw
LEXINGTON — Mr. Jessie Frank Shaw, age 71, of Cornerstone Rd., Lexington, died Thursday, February 13, 2014, at his residence. A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Monday at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel. The family will receive friends on Monday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton. Online condolences can be made at

Willie Hayworth
THOMASVILLE — Willie Linville Hayworth, 83 years old, passed away on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at High Point Regional Hospital. Born November 17,1930 in Davidson County to  Earlie & Nora Hayworth, is preceded in death by parents Earlie & Nora Hayworth, brother, Earlie Roger Hayworth, and sisters, Charlotte Pruitt and Sue Smith. Married on February 24, 1956, to Pansy Reavis, was a member of Trinity Heights Wesleyan Church, formerly Ennis Street Wesleyan Church. He was a devout Christian who was involved in various ministries in his church over the years which included Chairman of the Local Board of Administration, LBA member, Sunday School Superintendent, Sunday School teacher, choir member, and usher. Willie also actively served in the High Point/Thomasville Area Wesleyan Men’s Organization from 1995 – 2012 where he held the offices of President and VP and was elected “Man of the Year” in 1995-1996. Graduated Hasty School in Thomasville, N.C., Served his country as a Corporal in U.S. Army.
Willie’s passions were music (guitar playing and singing), farming, bee keeping and living a Christian lifestyle. Was a very selfless person who always put the needs of others before his own. Willie enjoyed farming, and sharing his produce with his many friends. Enjoyed life and brought out the good and laughter in those he was around and was considered by others a blessing to be around. His passion for music included being a member of the Church band “Son Shine Boys,” singing in the choir, and performing with his brother-in-law, Richard Reavis, in their group “Good Time Music” at many local triad elementary schools for their annual Arts Day. Prior to retirement, Willie was a salesman in the commercial food industry and worked for Pegram & Company in Kernersville, Joyce Foods in Lewisville and Wilson & Company in High Point, N.C.
Survived by Pansy Reavis Hayworth of the home. Willie has one daughter, Teresa Allen of Thomasville, and one granddaughter, Lauren Allen, who he loved with all his heart. Willie was a strong advocate of family and was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who loved his family unconditionally. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday February 16, 2014, at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale. A funeral service will be held 11:30 a.m. Monday February 17, 2014, at Trinity Heights Wesleyan Church in Archdale with Pastor Crawford Crenshaw officiating, followed by internment in Floral Garden Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Trinity Heights Wesleyan Church building fund 5814 Surrett Drive, Archdale, N.C. 27263. Online condolences may be made through www.cumbyfuneral .com.

Mary E. Louia
LEXINGTON — Mary Lee Everhart Louia, age 72, of Lexington passed away Wednesday morning. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Davidson Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel.

Elva Lawing
ARCHDALE — Elva Myrick Lawing, 91, of Archdale died Thursday. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.