Obituaries Feb. 20, 2014
THOMASVILLE — Mrs. Christye Lynne Bass Adkins, 52, of 708 Lynnhaven Park Drive, passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at her home. Born in Thomasville on February 9, 1961, the daughter of Theodore Delano and Helen Hughes Bass, she had made this area her home for her entire life. She was a U.S. Army and N.C. National Guard veteran of Desert Storm and Iraq Enduring Freedom. Christye enjoyed working in her flowers and the company of her two dogs.
Surviving are her husband Bobby Adkins of the home, her father Theodore Bass of Thomasville; daughters, Jessica Garner and husband Brian of Winston-Salem, Mary Adkins of Greensboro, son Justin Hardin of Thomasville; sisters, Adrienne Lambert and husband Ricky of Thomasville, Marsha Bass of High Point and Suzanna Cumming of Thomasville; brother, Teddy Bass of Los Angeles, Calif., one grandson, Brody Garner; sisters in law, Judy Cooper and husband Jack, Shelia Craig and husband Glenn and Loretta Moore; brother in law, Tommy Adkins and wife Angela and a host of nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be on Saturday, February 22, 2014, from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home on Highway 109 in Wallburg. Military burial rites provided by the Military Burial Honor Guard, Inc. will follow the visitation at the funeral home. J. C. Green and Sons Funeral Home in Wallburg is assisting the Adkins family and online condolences may be offered at www.jcgreenandsons.com.
ASHEBORO — Mrs. Audrey Lorraine Walker Brown, 45, of Asheboro, N.C., died Tuesday, February 18, 2014. A funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, February 21, 2014, at Hilltop Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday, February 20, 2014, at Ridge Funeral Home. Arrangements by Ridge Funeral Home & Cremation Service.
Elizabeth “Lib” Dunlap Funk
THOMASVILLE — Elizabeth “Lib” Dunlap Funk, 68, of Thomasville passed peacefully in her sleep Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at home. She was predeceased by her lifetime partner Terry Lukhart. She is survived by her daughter Jeannie Jarrell, two sons Johnny (Norma) Jarrell and Todd Spivey, 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The Family is having a private Family Service 11 a.m., Saturday, February 22, 2014, at First Wesleyan Church, High Point. In lieu of flowers, the request that gifts be made to “American Diabetes Association.”
Sherman G. Gallimore
ASHEBORO — Mr. Sherman Gene Gallimore, 81, of Asheboro, died Monday, February 17, 2014. A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, February 23, 2014, at Piney Grove United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends following the memorial service. Arrangements by Ridge Funeral Home & Cremation Service.
THOMASVILLE — Mr. Roger Dale Hunt, 71, of Thomasville, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at his home. A resident of this area all of his life, Roger was born on October 25, 1942, in Thomasville to the late Albert and Doris Hunt. He was an employee of Border Concepts in Lexington and also attended Central Wesleyan Church. Roger especially enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family. Surviving is his wife, Doris Turner Hunt of the home; daughter, Denise Leonard and her husband Winfred of Lexington; son, Michael Hunt and his wife Jeryll of Lexington; step-daughter, Amanda Hutchins and her husband Christopher of Thomasville; step-son, Cecil Fishel and his wife Michelle of Thomasville; and his sister, Fay Young of Lexington. Also surviving are Roger’s grandchildren, Jennifer, Ashley, Tyler and Tristan; and great grandchildren, Elias, Caden and Ciara.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 22nd at Central Wesleyan Church, 300 Hinkle St., Thomasville, with Rev. David Albertson officiating. Burial will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, February 21, at Thomasville Funeral Home, 18 Randolph St. Memorial contributions in Roger’s memory may be directed to Central Wesleyan Church, 300 Hinkle Street, Thomasville, N.C. 27360. Online condolences may be made on Roger’s memorial page at www.ThomasvilleFH.com. Arrangements by Thomasville Funeral Home.
ARCHDALE — A kind, gentle heart stopped beating, two smiling eyes at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, he only takes the best. Joyce Elizabeth Marks Jenkins, 71, born on January 3, 1943, to the union of the late Napoleon Marks, Sr. and Ruth Melton Marks, transitioned from this earthly place on February 17, 2014. She was also preceded in death by a beautiful daughter, Vickie Lynn Ingram; brothers, Napoleon “Bro” Marks, Jr. and Michael Brewington; and sister, Sandra Parker.
Joyce was reared by her grandparents, Thomas and Rada Marks. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, niece, cousin and friend to all that she came in contact with. Her love of life was evident by the ways that she cared for her family, her home, her community and the wellbeing of others. Joyce always looked on the positive side of things, bringing a ray of sunshine on any given day. A very gentle soul was a gift that has touched the lives of many. Joyce led a full life. Graduating from William Penn High School, she became a devoted employee with tenure where ever she worked. In 2005, she retired from Gilbarco after 28 years of service. She was a member of Williams Memorial C.M.E. Church.
Joyce is survived by many who loved her dearly, a loving union of 36 years to her husband, Larry Jenkins of the home; daughter, Mia Ingram; sons, Kevin Jenkins and Larry Jenkins, Jr. all of Greensboro; grandson, Ryan Ingram of Archdale; grand-daughter, Chelsea Ingram of Greensboro; great-grandson, Tyler Ryan Quick of High Point; brothers, Adam (Sharon) Marks of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Michael Marks of Atlanta, Ga.; sister, Valerie Marks of Manhattan, N.Y.; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be held Friday, February 21, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. at Williams Memorial C.M.E. Church, 3400 Triangle Lake Road. The family will receive friends at the church from 1 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made to the Jenkins family at phillipsfuneralserviceinc.com.
SEAGROVE — Mr. Allen Douglas Jolley, 47, of Seagrove, N.C., died Saturday, February 15, 2014. A funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, February 20, 2014, at Union Grove Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 12 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Thursday, February 20, 2014, at Union Grove Baptist Church and other times at the home. Arrangements by Ridge Funeral Home & Cremation Service.
HIGH POINT — Charlie McCranie, 54, passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2014. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.
TRINITY — Bruce Anthony Nance, 52, of Trinity, passed away Saturday, February 15, 2014. Born May 18, 1961, Bruce worked as a supervisor at Harris House Furniture for over 30 years. On September 12, 1981, he married the former Lisa McHenry, who survives of the home. Bruce enjoyed spending time outdoors and time with his animals. He enjoyed racing also, especially drag racing. He will be remembered as a hard worker and someone who gave all he had. Bruce will also be remembered as a wonderful husband and father. He is predeceased by his father, Dwayne Cedric Nance; his grandparents, Henry and Jessie Nance and Howard and Ora Cagle; and brother in law, Roger McHenry.
In addition to his wife, Bruce is survived by sons, Travis Nance and Alex Nance, both of the home; mother and stepfather, Helen Cagle Nance Faircloth and Earl Faircloth of Trinity; brothers, Donnie Nance and wife Jennifer of Trinity and Mark Nance and wife Vetryl of Trinity; father in law and mother in law, Earl McHenry, Sr. and Louise McHenry of Trinity; brother in law, Earl McHenry and wife Lynn of Trinity; and several special pets.
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. Online condolences may be made to Bruce’s memorial page at www.cumbyfuneral.com. Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.
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. Online condolences may be left on Mr. Pope’s memorial page at www.cumbyfuneral.com. Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.
LEXINGTON — Nancy Mahala Talley, 74, of Lexington, died Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at the Hinkle Hospice Home. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, February 21, 2014, at New Testament Baptist Church. Davidson Funeral Home is serving the family.
GREENSBORO — Arthur L. Wall, 57, passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.
KERNERSVILLE — Louise Idol Wall, 81, passed away peacefully on February 18, 2014. Funeral Services celebrating her life will be held 1 p.m. Friday, February 21, 2014, at Centenary United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem with Rev. Craig Ford. The family will visit with friends immediately following the service at the church. Interment will be in the Sedge Garden United Methodist Church Cemetery. A native of Randolph County, Louise was the daughter of the late Millie Sink and Thomas Allen Farlow. She was married to the late Edsel Idol. She later married Lyndon Martin Wall who survives.
Louise was a longtime member of Sedge Garden United Methodist Church where she served as the organist for a number of years. She currently was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem where she was a member of the choir. She was a retired elementary school teacher with the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School system serving 30 years. Louise held a Degree in Music from High Point University and also a Degree in Organ Music from Salem College. She also taught Kindermusik, private piano lessons and always available to others with her musical talents.
Survivors include her husband Lyndon “Lyn” Wall of the home; daughter Kathryn Reynolds; step-children Tara Staley and Michael, Ralph Wall, Jimmie Idol and Sue, Janie Withers and Glen, Carol Westmoreland, Robbie Idol, Mike Idol and Debbie and Sherri Smith and John; grandchildren Wade Allen Long, Amber Nicole Long, Kristen Irene Long, Japhy Allen O’Doherty and Kerby, Sgt. Ian Cody Gauldin and Collin Sean O’Doherty; sisters Phyllis and Doris Marie; brothers Donald and Willie; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.There will be a reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday evening for friends to visit with her daughter and the Idol families at the Jefferson House at Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Home. Friends and family may sign and view the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions are asked to be made to Centenary United Methodist Church Choir, 646 W. 5th Street, Winston-Salem, NC, 27101.