Obituaries February 16, 2014
TRINITY — Mrs. Rose Anne Vercillo Glidewell, 70, resident of Trinity, entered Heaven’s gate on Feb. 13, 2014 at her home.
Mrs. Glidewell was born Sept. 7, 1943 in Syracuse, N.Y. She was a homemaker most of her life and lived 30 years in Semmes and Mobil, Ala. She has been a resident of this area since 2013. Anne was of the Catholic faith and fellowshipped with members of Christ the King Catholic Church who visited her weekly. A consummate mother and homemaker, she enjoyed life and was dedicated to her family and being a supportive military wife. She spent most of her life caring for others and had an unwavering faith in God. Her husband, Robert (Bob) Glidewell preceded her in death in 2011. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Frank Vercillo and Mary Ann Brochey; a daughter, Marilyn McLane Herring and a brother, Mike Vercillo.
Surviving is a daughter, Tracie Eldridge and husband Gary; a sister, JoAnne Sowell and husband Ernie; six grandchildren, Wayne Eldridge and wife Sarah, Eric McLane, Paige McLane, Michael Eldridge, Brendon Herring and Rachel Herring; and two great-grandchildren, Lyla McLane and Gia Eldridge.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Dr. High Point, NC 27262. The family would like to extend special thanks to all the nurses, doctors and staff at Hospice of the Piedmont for all the loving care given to Anne during her illness. Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point is assisting the family.
TRINITY — Mrs. Carla Dawn Walker Skidmore, 51, resident of Trinity, died on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 at her residence.
A service to celebrate Carla’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 at the Salisbury National Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service on Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.
Cleo F. Johnson
ARCHDALE — Mrs. Cleo F. Johnson “Grandmommy”, 83, of Archdale went home to be with her Savior on Feb. 12, 2014.
Mrs. Johnson was born on Dec. 22, 1930 in Guilford County. She was the youngest daughter of John “Alec” Farrington and Cora McCandless Farrington. Cleo spent her years as a seamstress at Adams Millis, working with friends doing what she loved with flowers at Ellington’s Florist and Lazy Dazy Florist. Cleo also was a longtime book keeper for Kwan Chiropractic in Lexington, N.C. After retirement Mrs. Johnson helped her husband with their family business at Furniture City Gulf in High Point, N.C. She also enjoyed spending time with her grand children. Cleo was also a loyal member of Jewel Baptist Church in High Point, N.C.
On Nov. 7, 1948 she married her best friend Randall Leon Johnson of Guilford County. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her loving husband Randall Leon Johnson, her son Randall “Randy” Douglas Johnson, Brothers Arville, Ted, Wayne and Johnny. Sisters Ila May, Betty Hyatt, and two infant girls.
Mrs. Johnson is survived by her daughter Johnia Johnson Callicutt. Three granddaughters Lindsay Thomas and husband David of Lexington, Erin Callicutt of Atlanta, Ga., and Courtney Callicutt of High Point. Sisters and Brothers Dortha Lee Highfill and husband Ray of Level Cross, Clarance Farrington of Florida, and Tommy Farrington of Greensboro.
A celebration of the life of Mrs. Cleo Johnson will be held Feb. 17, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Services in Archdale, N.C. with the Pastor James C. Cain Jr. officiating. Interment to follow at Floral Garden Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends and loved ones at 10 a.m., one hour prior to the service, at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Randolph Shrine Club, PO Box 844, Asheboro NC 27204.
Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.
Virginia Forward Leonard
JAMESTOWN — Virginia Forward Leonard, age 86, of Jamestown, N.C., passed away Feb. 13, 2014 at High Point Regional Hospital after a brief illness.
Mrs. Leonard was born Aug. 18, 1927 in Washington DC and was the daughter of John S. Forward and Amy Carr Forward. In 1945 she graduated from High Point Central High School and in 1949 she earned a degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While there she was the Special Features Editor for The Daily Tar Heel and a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. After graduation Mrs. Leonard married her college classmate, Lawrence Sechler Leonard. Mrs. Leonard furthered her education with a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and taught elementary education at Union Hill Elementary for 18 years.
Virginia, along with her husband and sons, traveled the USA visiting 49 states and parts of Canada. Virginia was a member of First United Methodist Church of High Point and was active with the Parson’s Table and the Hays Bible Class.
Mrs. Leonard was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence Sechler Leonard, who died May 12, 2010. Surviving are three sons, Dr. Daniel Lawrence Leonard and his wife Lu of Asheville, John Lawrence Leonard and his wife Lynn of Helena, AL; and Timothy Glen Leonard and his wife Kathy of Sugar Grove. Grandchildren are Jennifer, Jonathan, Kenji, Amy, Lawrence T., Elizabeth and Hallie Leonard. Great Grandchildren are Josie, Benjamin, and Millicent Leonard. Mrs. Leonard is also survived by a sister, Elaine Forward Lyerly of Winston-Salem. Mrs. Leonard was very fond of all her many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church conducted by the Reverend Chris Fitzgerald and Reverend Fran Moran. Interment will follow in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Tuesday one hour prior to the service, beginning at 1 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the First United Methodist Church Television Ministry, 512 North Main St., High Point, NC 27260.
Sechrest Funeral Service, 1301 East Lexington Ave. is serving the family of Mrs. Leonard. Online condolences can be offered at www.SechrestFunerals.com.
HIGH POINT — On Wednesday night during the snow, god called one of his angles home.
Dot Barnard passed away peacefully on Feb. 12, 2014. She was born in Cramerton , N.C. to Isaac Campbell and Mary Adulcie Glover and was the youngest of five children. Dot was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Donald Barnard, her brothers, Marvin and Grover Glover, sister Blanche Garrison and grandson Jason Trace Camp.
Dot is survived by her son; Bruce Donald Barnard Jr. and wife Jackie; daughter Lynne Barnard Camp and husband Larry Camp; daughter Babes Barnard Stott and husband Bryan Stott. She is survived by her four grandchildren; Chad Hunter Camp and wife Susan, Travis Ryan Camp and wife Amy; Mary Bryan Stott Tweedy and husband Matt; Kathryn Ann Stott Midkiff and husband Dave. She is also survived by eight great grandchildren; Madilin Grace Tweedy, Baleb Ryan Camp, Benjamin Matthew Tweedy, Emma Caroline Camp, Lukas Bryan Tweedy, Kate Madison Camp and Elizabeth Hunter Camp. Her ninth great grandson will be born in March. Dot loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and had great you in spending time with all of them. She was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother and friend and was loved by many. She is also survived by sister Nell Sherrill and brother-in-law Dr. George Barnard and wife Pat and many nieces and nephews.
Dot was loved by all she came in contact with. Her special giving and loving spirit impacted untold numbers and will be missed by all.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service on Eastchester Dr. by the Rev. Dr. Jeff Patterson. Interment will follow in the Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
WINSTON-SALEM — Barbara Callahan, 64, of Winston-Salem died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at Forsyth Medical Center.
Prominence Funeral Home is Serving the Callahan Family. Online condolences may be made at www.prominencefh.com
GREENSBORO — Barbara Mays Brown, 81, died on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.
THOMASVILLE — Cynthia Dawn Boles, 45, died on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.
F. Duane Smith
ARCHDALE — Franklin Duane “Doodle” “Humphrey” Smith, 81, of Archdale, died Feb. 14, 2014.
A celebration of Humphrey’s life will be held Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow the service at Floral Garden Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.
Geraldine Senour Dudderar
HIGH POINT — Geraldine Senour Dudderar, 90, passed away peacefully on Feb. 11, 2014 at River Landing. She was born Nov. 20, 1923, in Union, Ky., the only child of Dr. Otis E. Senour and Gladys Rouse Senour.
Gerry was a long term resident of northern Kentucky, having lived in Erlanger and Ft. Thomas. She graduated from Lloyd High School and attended the University of Louisville. In 1946 she married Dr. Donald K. Dudderar. She worked in a physician office and was a home maker.
In 1971 the Dudderar family moved to Orangeburg, S.C. where she lived for 32 years before moving to North Carolina. While in Orangeburg she was a member of the Volunteer Auxiliary hospital for 15 years, active in several tutoring programs, a member of First Baptist Church in Orangeburg, Agape Sunday School Class, and the Dogwood Garden Club. After her move to High Point, she was a member of Christ United Methodist Church.
She is survived by daughter Donna Jo Crooks, spouse David, of Naples, Fla., and daughter Kathy Lynn Pope, spouse Richard, of Jamestown, N.C. nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son Douglas Senour Dudderar of Charleston, S.C. Gerry was a loving mother and Grandmother, known by all as “Mama G.”
A private service at Sechrest Funeral Home was held on Saturday, Feb. 15th. There will be a Circle of Remembrance service at River Landing in the Pebble Beach multipurpose room on Tuesday, Feb. 18th, at 1:30 p.m. Burial and a graveside service will be held in the spring in Florence, Ky.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Music Ministry of Christ United Methodist Church. 1300 College St., High Point, NC. 27262, or a charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to www.sechrestfunerals.com
Andrew Dean Albertson
HIGH POINT — Andrew Dean Albertson, 50 of High Point, passed away unexpectedly on the morning of Feb. 14, 2014. He was born on Nov. 12, 1963 in High Point and was the son of the late Larry D. Albertson and Carolyn B. Albertson.
Andy was a graduate of Westchester Academy and attended Greensboro College. He spent most of his successful work career in the software and telecommunications industries, with over 12 years of service with AT&T.
Andy is survived by his mother, Carolyn B. Albertson of Wallburg, N.C., his wife Grace of High Point, his sons Paul of Boone, N.C., Alex of Boone, N.C., and Andrew of High Point, his brother Eddie and wife Karen of Raleigh, N.C. and his sister Leigh and husband Scott of Wallburg, N.C. and their sons Lance and Kent. He had large and very close extended family including his sister-in-law Claudia Salgado of Lenoir, N.C. and her daughters Jennifer and Jessica, his brother-in-law Serafin Salgado of Lenoir, N.C. and his daughters Aileen, Lucy and Janine, his sister-in-law Patricia Salgado of Lenoir, N.C. and her daughters Tara and Kathyrn and very close personal friends Steve and Ashley Martin of High Point.
Andy was known for his gregarious personality and as a loving husband, father and a caring friend. In recent years, he became an active member of the High Point Elks Lodge. He loved the brotherhood of the Elks and was very involved in the charitable activities of the lodge, particularly those that supported the needs of veterans. Andy was serving the lodge as their Exalted Ruler at the time of his death.
A memorial service to celebrate Andy’s life will be held at the High Point Elks Lodge, 700 Old Mill Road, High Point NC 27265, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the High Point Elks Lodge to support their various charitable activities. On-line condolences may be made through www.cumbyfuneral.com. Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point is assisting the family.
TRINITY — Mr. Theron Brice Williamson, age 78. A resident of Trinity passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.
He was born March 6, 1936 in Aiken County, S.C. to the late Clifton Williamson and Ola Mae Williams Williamson and had been a resident of the Trinity area most of his life. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, having served during the Korean Conflict. He worked for Royal Development, and retired after 25 years of service. Theron enjoyed fishing and spending time with his wife and his family. In addition to his parents, preceding him in death were his wife; Annie Williamson and a son; Richard Brice Williamson.
He is survived by his children; Veronica Williamson of Penn., Junior Williamson and his wife Penny of Sophia, DJ Williamson and Robert Williamson both of High Point, Wayne Williamson and his wife Renee Blankenship of Thomasville. Also surviving are his sisters; Lila Mae Williamson of Wagner, S.C., Margaret Roland and Dorothy Davis both of Lexington, S.C., six grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.
A service to celebrate Theron’s life will be held in the Chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale; on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. Pastor Bobby Loving will officiate. Interment will follow in Holly Hilly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.cumbyfuneral.com. Cumby Family Funeral Service of Archdale is in charge of arrangements.
Harry W. Wagner
HIGH POINT — Harry W. Wagner, 92, died at his home on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 with his family by his side. Arrangements are pending at Sechrest Funeral Service in High Point.
Ralph Eugene “Chuck” Sadler Jr.
HIGH POINT — Ralph Eugene “Chuck Sadler Jr, 58, of 6145 Red Cedar Drive, Apt 1F, High Point passed away Feb. 14, 2014 at Alamance Regional Medical Center after a period of declining health. He was born in Danville, Va. to the late Ralph E. Sadler Sr. and Reba Vernon Sadler. He was a graduate of Bartlett Yancey High School, North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T State University and was a member of the N.C. State rifle team. He was a retired loan officer with U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. He was a lifetime member of First Baptist Church of Yanceyville, where he was the chairman of the pastor search committee and a deacon, as well as serving in other capacities.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Larry Farrell. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Joann Lewellen Sadler, of the home; a daughter, Christy Sadler of Alexandria, Va.; two sons, Tripp Sadler of Cary and Sammy Sadler of Yanceyville; a stepdaughter Leanne Prince, and husband Kevin, of Thomasville; a stepson, Lee Chestnutt of High Point; and two step-grandchildren, Joshua Prince and Kaylee Prince.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Eddie Sadler.
The family will receive friends 4-5:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Harrelson Funeral Service chapel in Yanceyville. Harrelson Funeral Service is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be made at www.harrelsonfs.com.