Obituaries May 4, 2014

May. 03, 2014 @ 04:38 PM

Ann Atwood
THOMASVILLE — Ann Marsh Price Atwood, 67, a resident of Thomasville, passed away on Thursday May 1, 2014, at High Point Regional Hospital.
She was born on July 1, 1945, a daughter of the late Salamon Marsh and Lexie Johnson Marsh. Ann was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She devoted her entire life to loving and taking care of her family. There was always a special place in her heart for her great-granddaughter, Patricia. Ann has now entered heaven to be with her daughter, Patricia Ann, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Atwood, and eight brothers and sisters.
Surviving are her daughters; Angela Hall and fiancé Roy of Reedy Creek and Tina Price and fiancé Gary of Thomasville. Also surviving are her sisters; Betty Isaacs of Sophia, Frances Spencer and husband Cleo of Sophia, and Linda Marsh of Thomasville; grandchildren; Andy Price and Zachary Price; and great-granddaughter; Patricia Price.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at 1 p.m. in J.C. Green & Sons Chapel with Rev. Dee Byrd officiating.  Interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. and other times at the family home, 163 Cline Farm Road in Thomasville.
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John Bennett
HIGH POINT — John Bennett, 77, died May 2, 2014.
Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Eugene Black Jr.
HIGH POINT — Eugene Leroy Black, Jr., age 86, a former resident of Penny Road, was called home by his heavenly father, on Thursday, May 1st at Starmount Golden Living Center where he had been a resident since April 18th.
A native of Greenville, Alabama, Leroy  was the son of the late Eugene Leroy Black, Sr. And the late Hazel Irene Roper Black. He was proud to have served in the U.S. Navy retiring in 1987 having achieved the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer. He would later retire, as a safety manager from the U.S. Postal Service. A Mason and a Shriner he was a member of Numa F. Reid Lodge # 344 AF&AM. He was a great man who loved his family dearly and wanted us to celebrate his life and remember him with love and admiration. He never met a stranger and would give you the shirt off his back if he thought that you needed it. He never had a bad word to say about anybody. He loved the Lord and lived his life with kindness and love for everyone. This is what the Lord asks of us. He was truly a wonderful Christian. On Aug. 28th, 1950, he married the former Clara Lucille Dees who died April 9th, 1999. In addition to his wife and parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, William Manning Black and two sisters.
Surviving are a daughter, Clara Lynn Black Cantrell and her husband Jim of Kernersville; two sons, Eugene “Gene” Leroy Black, III and his wife Sharon of Rock Hill, South Carolina and Joseph Roper Black; six grandchildren, Jennifer Spencer and her husband Blake,Stephanie Smith and her husband Derek, Caitlin Price and her husband Chris, William Black, Rachel Black and David Black.
Also surviving are six great-grandchildren, Dylan Greene, Riley Greene, Haylee Spencer, Grayson Price, Trenton Smith and Hunter Price.
A funeral service, to celebrate Leroy’s life, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Sechrest Chapel in High Point, with the Reverend Karen Kurtz, associate pastor of Oak Ridge United Methodist Church, officiating. The family will receive friends Monday, one hour prior to the service, at Sechrest Funeral Service. Burial, with military honors provided by the Randolph County Honor Guard, will be in Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers and funeral escorts will be the North Carolina Patriot Guard Riders.
Anchors aweigh daddy! Wishing you a safe voyage home.
The family requests that memorials be directed to the Parkinson’s Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018. Online condolences can be made on Mr. Black’s web page at Arrangements by Sechrest Funeral Service in High Point.

Timothy Raymond Bowman
ARCHDALE — Timothy Raymond Bowman, 54, of Archdale died Friday at Thomasville Medical Center. 
Born June 27, 1959, in Stokes County he is a son of the late Raleigh Raymond Bowman and Mary Shelton Bowman. He made a career of roofing and siding construction work.  He loved softball, golf and cookouts.
Mr. Bowman is survived by his wife Alice Dalton Bowman of Thomasville and three children, Crystal Faye Bowman of Archdale, Timothy Lee Bowman of High Point and Brian Adam Bowman and wife Stephanie of High Point.  He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Jessica, Brittney, Phoenix, Gabriel, Patrick, Keaton and Tate.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Timothy Raymond Bowman will be held 7 p.m. Monday at Oak View Baptist Church with the Reverend Steve Smith officiating.  The family will greet friends following the service.
Online condolences may be made at   Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.

Nancy B. Brown
GREENSBORO — Nancy B. Brown died peacefully at home with her loving son Chuck by her side.
She was born on Jan. 8, 1934, the daughter of Homer  C. and Nettie Carroll Brown. She moved to Atlanta, GA for several years and returned to Greensboro where she resided until her death.
Nancy was a self-made female business pioneer. She started working at Guilford Technical Institute and then moved into the staffing industry in 1967 where she spent the remainder of her business career. The Personnel Center of Greensboro was the first company she started and later sold to Norrell. She continued her career with Norrell developing the franchise division in management and later as a Franchisee. In 2006 to present, she was affiliated with ComSpec   Management Group, an M&A firm. Nancy was a true role model for all who were fortunate to know her. Nancy was a Deacon in her church, Guilford Baptist Church and active in the Stephen Ministry program, served on the parish committee and many other committees within the church.
Nancy loved to spend time outdoors gardening and working with her plants. She adored her grandchildren and looked forward to time she could spend with her family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend. She will be deeply missed.
Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, C.B. Brown; daughter, Judy Brown Hammell, granddaughter, Macy Hammell ; son Doug Brown and brother Buck Brown. Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Chuck Brown and wife Sharee of Greensboro, NC; Mike Brown of Fort Walton Beach, FL; devoted sisters and brothers; Joyce B. Tickle and husband Don of Southern Pines, NC, Betty B. Smith and husband Lee of Jamestown, NC, Richard Brown and Bill Brown, both of High Point, NC; grandchildren; Sgt. Jacob Brown, Emily Brown, Lauren Hammell, Cory Brown, Christy Houk and seven great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Celebration of Nancy’s life will be held on Monday, 11 a.m., at Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel with a reception to follow. Burial will be private.
The family would like to extend their thanks and deep appreciation to Cindy Ford and Tammy Mann- Huston and Debbie Green  for the loving care and concern given by them to Nancy.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27405.
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Sara Sears Caperton
HIGH POINT — Sara Sears Caperton, born June 10, 1922, died on April 28, 2014, after declining health. She lived 91 full years as a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many. 
Sara was an avid gardener with things blooming in her yard almost year round. She was an accomplished bridge player with the same group of friends for over 40 years. She played tennis into her 70s. And she was known as the Cake Lady. Several generations of folks would have Sara’s cakes for special occasions or family vacations.
Sara was a caregiver throughout her life not by design but in response to circumstances for her mother, sister and husband. Despite these lifelong challenges, she maintained a positive, feisty attitude surrounded by a delightful sense of humor.  She passed on to her kids and grandkids her wonderful philosophy that worrying doesn’t buy you anything.
Born in High Point, North Carolina to parents Herman D. Sears and Ethel Pickett Sears, Sara had a brother Herman Dupuy Sears, Jr. (deceased) and a sister Margaret Sears Michael (deceased).
A graduate of High Point High School in 1939, she also graduated from Women’s College in Greensboro (UNC-G) in 1943.
Sara married Robert Sturgeon Caperton Jr. (deceased) on Feb. 4, 1950, at Sara’s family home, PIckett Farm in High Point. She was the mother of Adair Sears Caperton from Atlanta, GA; Sally Pickett Caperton from San Diego, CA; and Robert Sturgeon Caperton III from Rapid City, SD. Grandchildren include Sydney Adair Huss, Elizabeth Claire Caperton, and Andrew Sangregory Huss.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Her funeral will be held at Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church in High Point on May 31, 2014, at 3 p.m., with reception to follow.
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Sechrest Funeral Service is assisting the family locally. 

Betty Ann Hedrick
HIGH POINT — Miss Betty Ann Hedrick, 75, a resident of Westchester Drive and formerly of Johnsontown Rd. in Thomasville, died Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Kindred Hospital in Greensboro. 
She was born on May 31, 1938, in Davidson County, NC to Luther Taft Hedrick and Lillian Motsinger Hedrick.  She was employed with Davidson County Emergency Management as a tele-communicator.  She was a member of Emanuel Reformed Church, where she was a past member of the church Consistory Board.  She was a member of the Davidson County Republican Women.
Surviving are her brother, Bill M. Hedrick of Thomasville; sister, B. Gaye Hedrick of Salisbury; 6 nieces; and 2 nephews.
A funeral service will be held on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 4 p.m. at Emanuel Reformed Church with Pastor Rickey Payne officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery. 
Miss Hedrick will remain at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville until taken to the church at the service hour. No formal visitation will be held.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Emanuel Reformed Church, 1170 Emanuel Church Rd. Thomasville, NC 27360.  Online condolences may be sent to

Maria Jackson
THOMASVILLE — Maria Gilbert Jackson, 69, of 1103 East St., died May 1, 2014, at Forsyth Medical Center. 
A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Friendship Baptist Church. S.E. Thomas Funeral & Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.

Carol Parrish
DENTON — Carol Parrish Parrish, 69, of Denton, died May 2, 2014, at Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington.
A graveside service will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday at Mountain View Memorial Gardens in Denton.

Lucille Turner
DENTON — Mrs. Lucille Harrison Turner, age 83, of Handy Rd., Denton, died Friday, May 2, 2014 at UNC Hospital.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, May 5, 2014, at Lineberry United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Kelly Creekmur. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Turner was born Jan. 29, 1931, in Davidson County to Benjamin Harrison and Lena Loflin Harrison. She was a member of Lineberry United Methodist Church and had worked for Burlington Industries. Lucille was preceded in death by her husband, Wendell Zackies Turner.
Survivors include, sons; James R. Turner and Douglas W. Turner both of Denton, sister; Myrtle Lee Pritchard of Asheboro, grandchildren; (4) Lavera E. Hassler (Michael), Rhonda Turner, Lisa Turner, and April Messimer, great grandchildren; (11) Drew Woodell, Megan Keeling, Kaitlyn Tedder, Nathaniel Jarrell, Keegan Smith, Haley Hassler, Christopher Messimer (Brittany), Christian Messimer, Kayla Sanders, Katie Messimer, and Javva Davis.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton and other times at the residence on Handy Rd. Memorials can be made to Lineberry United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund in c/o of Linda Pearce 2222 Piedmont School Rd., Denton NC, 27239.
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