Obituaries Feb. 19, 2014
COLFAX — Nancy Masten Cash, of River Landing, Colfax, died on February 10, 2014, following 88 years of steadfast resolve to live life well. She was the mother of three daughters, Linda (Kay), Paula (Robert), and Carol (Gary), grandmother to Drew Dudley, (spouse Ana, children Sophia and Julian), and Thomas White, all of whom she loved dearly. Daughter of Gilmer and Bertha Masten, Nancy grew up in Roxboro, and then lived her adult life in High Point. She was a retired employee of the City of High Point, initially in the Collections Department, and later in the Accounting Department, after earning her college degree from High Point University at the age of 50.
She was active in PTA and ABWA, was a blood donor, volunteered at the hospital and in the High Point Theater as board member and usher for many years. After retiring from the City, she worked part time for the Board of Elections. She enjoyed all the activities at Presbyterian Home and later River Landing. She was a knitter, made family Christmas stockings, the best dishcloths in the world which she handed out generously; made Christmas mints annually and bread to share. As an avid bridge player, she always played the very best she could with the hand she was dealt. In life, she followed that same philosophy; she had good card hands and some challenging ones to play out. She played whatever was dealt with patient resolve and dignity, always partnering with those around her for the best outcomes.
As initiator of many gatherings during summer picnics, holiday gatherings and trips to family events in Roxboro, she looked forward to any reason to gather with people, family, friends and new acquaintances alike! With that in mind, there will be a celebration of her life, informal gathering, February 22, 2014, at 1:30, with light lunch, music and memories shared with family and friends! Multipurpose Room River Landing, 1575 John Knox Road, Colfax. Our mother requested that any desired donations be given to the Employee Fund at River Landing as she always felt their love and kindnesses during the many years of calling River Landing “Home”. She especially loved the entire staff on Pebble Beach 1 as well as her “tablemates” in the dining room.
James “Jimmy” Cain
HIGH POINT — James (Jimmy) Cain, 62, passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2014. He was born in High Point on October 17, 1951, to the late Fannie Elizabeth Nelson. Jimmy graduated from High Point Central High School in 1971. On May 29, 1970, he married his high school sweetheart, Lois Branon. Jimmy was preceded in death by his father, William Nelson and sister Faye Chadwell. Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Lois B. Cain; children, Marc Cain of Graham and Allison Dorton and husband John of Graham; sisters, Rebecca McKinney of Simpsonville, S.C. and Mary Vestal of High Point; brothers, Jerry “Sammy” Cain and wife Belinda of Chattanooga, Tenn. and Ervin “Peanut” Cain of Sophia. At Jimmy’s request, there is no public service scheduled. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Children’s Miracle Network, c/o Duke Children’s Hospital, 2301 Erwin Road, Durham, N.C. 27710. Arrangements are by Montlawn Funeral Home, 2911 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, N.C. Condolences may be made to www.montlawn.com.
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Ruth Elizabeth Sledge Nichols, age 93, of High Point passed away February 14, in the Hospice Home at High Point. Mrs. Nichols was born February 13, 1921, in High Point to Early and Lizzie Harvell Sledge. She was employed with Slane Hosiery Company from 1952 until 1992 where she retired. Mrs. Nichols was a lifetime member of Hilliard Memorial Baptist Church. On February 6, 1948, she married James C. Nichols who preceded her in death on February 26, 1995.
Surviving are her son, Steve Nichols and wife Janet of Holden Beach and her daughters; Sandra Nealey and her husband Roger of Trinity and Gina Wright and her husband Gene of Trinity. Mrs. Nichols has six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren and four step-grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 22 at 3 p.m. in Sechrest Funeral Chapel in Archdale by the Reverend Ernesto Velasco. Visitation will be from 1 until 3 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow the service in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Please offer condolences with the family at www.sechrestfunerals.net.
HIGH POINT — Sandra Diane Campbell, 70, of High Point, died Thursday, February 13, 2014, at High Point Regional UNC Health Care. A family visitation and memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, February 21 at Douthit Funeral Service, 4655 Brownsboro Road, Winston-Salem, NC.
WINSTON-SALEM — Larry Austin Kepley, 39, died February 13, 2014. Mr. Kepley is survived by his wife Jennifer Kepley, father Gary and mother Sandra Kepley and his brothers Mike Kepley and wife, Tara and Tim Kepley. Mr Kepley had been a truck driver and worked for N.S. Farrington in Winston-Salem. He will be most remembered for his efforts to help strangers. His ability to make others smile and light up a room will be missed most of all. The family will receive visitors from 6- 8:30p.m. Thursday at Salem Funeral Home 120 South Main St., Winston-Salem.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Christ Community Church, 3410 Community Church Rd., Pfafftown (off Yadkinville Rd.) with Rev. Steve Monroe, Father Brian Cook and Rev. Ricky Payne officiating. Interment will follow at the Emanuel Reformed Cemetery, 1170 Emanuel Church Rd., Thomasville. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Larry Kepley Memorial Fund, c/o N.S. Farrington Co., 2355 Farrington Point Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27107. Online condolences may be made through www.salemfh.com.
TRINITY — David Christopher Carico, 28, turned the wheel of life and past from this realm at his home in Trinity on February 11, 2014. David was born April 16, 1985, to his loving parents Kenneth and Geni Carico of the home. He graduated from Trinity High School, held an Associate of Arts from DCCC and was currently attending UNCG. David was on the verge of graduation with degrees in anthropology and archeology. He was excited about participating in an archeological dig this summer in Crete, Greece for which he had been awarded a scholarship. He was beginning to live his childhood dream that was inspired by his love of Jurassic Park fused with his appreciation for non-western cultures.
David enjoyed playing video games, listening to music, eating Japanese and spending time with his friends. He would give his time freely to help those he loved whether it was helping his mom with a computer, his dad moving furniture, baby-sitting his nephews and nieces or supporting a friend in need. David had a respect for life with such kindness and a gentle way of being both in the world and yet not of it. A fragile being with a quiet understanding of the whole. We are one.
David was a loving brother, even under his sarcastic wit, to his sisters Shannon Byrd and Kristen Varner and husband Kevin. He was a caring and playful uncle to three nephews and three nieces, Drew Byrd, Adam Byrd, Aaron Byrd, Morgan Carico, Kayla Varner and Kira Varner. He is also survived by his Uncle and Aunt, Bobby and Gloria Mills, and cousin Sean Mills. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Jim and Mildred Carico, Woodrow and Bernice Lane as well as his uncle David Eugene Carico, brother-in-law Jason Byrd, and his dog Checker. “Impermanent alas are formations, subject to rise and fall. Having arisen, they cease; their subsiding is bliss.” A celebration of David’s life was held at his home on February 15. The family would like to thank all of the wonderful friends and neighbors that have supported them in their time of grief. Another celebration will be held as they lay his ashes in their final resting place on April 16.
Arthur McLeod Jr.
HIGH POINT — Mr. Arthur McLeod Jr., son of the late Arthur and Elease McLeod, was born September 30, 1943. He departed this world February 16, 2014, after a brief illness at High Point Memorial Hospital. The family will travel to Bennettsville, S.C., on Friday, where the viewing will be held at Stubbs Funeral Home from 2- 4 p.m. Funeral will be held at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Lucille Brockington Ingram, 91, of 510 Pendleton Court died on Thursday, February 13, 2014, at High Point Regional Hospital following and extended illness. Lucille was born on May 9, 1922, to the late Elvira Brockington and Dye Jefferson in South Carolina. Coming from Bennettsville, she had been a High Point resident for over fifty-five years. She was a dedicated member of Temple Memorial Baptist Church where she served on the usher board and in other capacities. She was a member of the Eastern Star and a retiree of Guilford County Public Schools.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Ingram was preceded in death by husbands, Willie Brown and Thomas Ingram; sister, Maggie Watson; five sons, Infant child, B. J. Brown, James Brockington, Leo Brown and Sam Brown and stepdaughter, Tommie Mae Warren. Surviving relatives include three sons, John Brown (Catherine) of High Point, Willie Brown, Jr. (Francina) of Greensboro, and Samuel Brown of the home; daughter, Mary Brown Boone of the home; stepdaughters, Joann Thomas and Doris Wilson; twenty-two grandchildren; fifty-seven great grandchildren; sixty great-great-grand; eight great-great-great grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Temple Memorial Baptist Church, 1458 Cedrow Drive. Burial will follow at Carolina Biblical Gardens, Jamestown. Family visitation will be at the church on Thursday, 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. Online condolences may be made at www.johnsonandsonsinc.com.
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Keena Frazier Lindsay, 32, passed away unexpectedly on February 17, 2014, at High Point Regional Hospital. She was the loving wife of Christopher Hayworth. Keena was born on May 22, 1981, in Henderson County, N.C. to Lennox Hubbard Lindsay III and Christopher Baar Lindsay. She was of the Episcopalian faith and had been a resident of this area since 2007, but spent most of her life living in San Diego, CA. She was a graduate of Campbell University, receiving her B.A. in Theater. Keena was especially talented, spending most of her time making crafts. She was preceded in death by her mother, Christopher Lindsay.
Surviving is her husband, Christopher Hayworth of the home; father, Len Lindsay of Sylva; her step-father, Bill Ewing of San Diego, CA; her step-siblings, Leslie Crews Robertson, Carolynn Adderson, and Geoff Crews; her aunt, Neil Hooper and her husband George of Washington D.C., her aunt, Leslie Moore and her husband Boyd of Richmond, VA, her in-laws, Gregory and Barbara Hayworth of High Point, and brother-in-law, Andrew Hayworth of Cary. A celebration of Keena’s life will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, 1393 Hasty School Road, Thomasville, with Rev. Anne Elmore officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Refreshment for friends and family will follow the service in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Keena’s memory may be directed to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, PO Box 78960 Phoenix, AZ 85062 or by visiting www.mda.org. Online condolences may be made on Keena’s memorial page at www.ThomasvilleFH.com. Arrangements by Thomasville Funeral Home.
Bruce Anthony Nance
TRINITY — Bruce Anthony Nance, 52, of Trinity, passed away Saturday, February 15, 2014. A celebration of Bruce’s life will be held Friday, February 21, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale. Interment will follow at Holly Hill Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday, February 20, 2014, from 6 - 8 p.m. at Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale. Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.
GREENSBORO — Debbie Neamo, 56, passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.
GREENSBORO — Shirrill Morris, 41, passed away on Monday, February 17, 2014. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.
CHARLOTTE — Mrs. Anna Grace Jefferson Mason, 72, passed away on Monday, February 17, 2014, at Carolina Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time at Phillips Funeral Service, Inc., High Point, NC.
BROWN SUMMIT — Robert Keaton, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2014. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.
Sherman “Kojak” Pope
HIGH POINT- Mr. Sherman “Kojak” Pope, 71, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2014, saved and forgiven. He was the loving husband of Patsy (Chapel) Pope to whom he was married to for 51 years. Mr. Pope was born on April 18, 1942, in Guilford County, a son of the late Leo S. and Georgia (Revel) Pope. He was a 1960 graduate of Allen Jay High School, and was a former route salesman for Merita Bakery for over 35 years until his retirement.
Mr. Pope was a member of Poplar Ridge Friends Meeting. He was an avid fisherman, and had a huge passion for playing softball. Starting in little league and playing all the way into his senior years for different church leagues and various open leagues. He especially enjoyed watching his granddaughter play sports. In addition to his wife, Mr. Pope is survived by a daughter, Cindy (Pope) Davis and her husband, Jay of Sophia; a granddaughter Chelsea Davis of Sophia; a sister, Janice Beck and her husband, Ernest of Lexington; a niece, Amy Beck of Colorado; his beloved dog, Scooter.
A celebration of life service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, February 20, 2014, at Cumby Family Funeral Service, 206 Trindale Road, Archdale. Burial will follow in Floral Garden Memorial Park. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left on Mr. Pope’s memorial page at www.cumbyfuneral.com. Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Helen Duncan Harmon, 71, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at her residence. Helen was born in Columbus County, May 26, 1942, a daughter of the late Sidney Mayo Duncan and Carrie Robinson Duncan. She worked at the K & W Cafeteria for 35 years and was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church. Helen was preceded in death by two sisters, Eunice Cox and Ruby Catron and a brother, Billy Duncan.
Surviving are her husband of 49 years, John Harmon of the home; a son, Sam Harmon of High Point; two grandsons, Richard Harmon and Brandon Sizemore, both of High Point, who she helped raise; four sisters, Shula Mae Ezzell of Elizabethtown, Frances Morgan and husband J. L. of Trinity, Nellie Vines and husband Worley and Alice Duncan, both of High Point; four brothers, Royce Duncan and Larry Duncan, both of High Point, Earl Duncan of Yanceyville and Alton Duncan of Kernersville; special friend, Cindi Baker.
A Celebration of Helen’s Life will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in the Tabernacle Baptist Church by Pastor Casey Bradford. Burial will follow in Floral Garden Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Davis Funerals and Cremations Thursday from 7 until 8:30. Memorials may be directed to the High Point Kidney Center. Online condolences may be made at davisfuneralsandcremations.com
HIGH POINT— Mr. Clyde Curtis Holder, 81, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at High Point Regional Hospital. He was the loving husband of Dorothy “Dot” L. (Bass) Holder to whom he was married for 62 years. Mr. Holder was born on September 25, 1932, in High Point to the late Curtis and Thelma (Hudson) Holder. He was a former inspector for Ven Ply Inc. until his retirement. In his spare time, Mr. Holder enjoyed spending time with his family and being a “jack of all trades”. In addition to his wife, Mr. Holder is survived by a son, Ronnie C. Holder and his wife, Debra C. of Archdale; a daughter, Wanda K. Dezern and her husband, Randy of Colfax; three grandchildren, Danica Fletcher, Calin Fletcher, and Caleb Holder; two brothers, Donald Holder and Jerry Holder and his wife, Peggy; and many nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday, February 21, 2014, at Guilford Memorial Park with the Rev. Alan Locklear and Pastor Howard Bass, Jr. officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Redeeming Love Worship Center, 100 Kenilworth Dr., High Point, N.C. 27260. Online condolences may be left on Mr. Holder’s memorial page at www.cumbyfuneral.com. Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.