Obituaries January 13, 2013
HIGH POINT — Mack Bates, 89, died Jan. 12, 2013, at his residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Phillips Funeral Service Inc.
KERNERSVILLE — Emogene Zimmerman Buerge, 79, died Jan. 12, 2012, at Hospice Home at High Point.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.
Peggy Anne Harrison Chaney
THOMASVILLE — Mrs. Peggy Anne Harrison Chaney, 80, a resident of Thomasville, died on January 11, 2013, at Piedmont Crossing Retirement Community after a brief illness.
Peggy was born in Thomasville, N.C., December 12, 1932, a daughter to the late Walter Ray Harrison and Addie Miller Harrison. She attended Catawba College and retired from Davidson County Schools after twenty six years as a teacher’s assistant. Peggy was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church, the Austin Elliott Sunday School Class and the United Methodist Women. She was a former elementary Sunday school teacher and Den Mother to Cub Pack 121.
She was married to James Robert “Bob” Chaney on October 9, 1955, and he preceded her in death March 8, 2004. She was also preceded in death by a loving granddaughter, Sarah Beth Chaney.
Surviving are two sons, Mark Harrison Chaney and his wife Janet of Summerfield, N.C., and their daughter Brooke Taylor Chaney; Robert Chris Chaney and his wife Rhonda of Thomasville and their children Addie Marie and Andrew Chaney; sister-in-law Willadean Chaney Reams and her husband Jim of Badin Lake.
Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 14, 2013, at Memorial United Methodist Church in Thomasville with Rev. Dr. Ivan HM Peden and Rev. Peggy Finch presiding. Burial will be in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday at J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville and other times at the home of her son and daughter-in-law Robert Chris Chaney and Rhonda Chaney. Members of the Austin Elliott Sunday School Class are respectfully asked to be honorary pallbearers and should be at the church at 10:30 a.m. Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 428 Thomasville, NC 27361 or Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way Lexington, NC 27292. Online condolences may be sent to the Chaney family at www.jcgreenandsons.com.
Patsy Richardson Earnhardt
WILMINGTON — Mrs. Patsy Richardson Earnhardt, 75, resident of Oak Island, died January 11, 2013, at New Hanover Medical Center.
Mrs. Earnhardt was born July 29, 1937, in High Point, N.C., a daughter to the late Lacy Howard and Stella Rush Richardson, but had lived the majority of her life in Raleigh and Oak Island. She was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving is a life-long friend, Mike Roomian of Oak Island; five children, Robert (Bo) Earnhardt Jr. of Raleigh, Jeff Earnhardt and wife Bernice of Trinity, Ricky Earnhardt and wife Kellie of Benson, Tammy Tart of Oklahoma and Cindy Earnhardt of Thomasville; two sisters, Joyce Grant and husband Wilfred of Greensboro and Sandi Steed and husband Ken of Missouri; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of the Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale with Pastor Randy Ingram officiating. Entombment will follow at Floral Garden Park Mausoleum. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and other times at 5871 Suits Rd. Archdale, NC 27263. Memorials may be directed to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl. Memphis, Tenn. 38105. On-line condolences may be made through www.cumbyfuneral.com.
Mary Jane Fritts
LEXINGTON — Mary Jane Hege Fritts, 91, of Fairview Drive, died Saturday, January 12, 2013, at the Hinkle Hospice House.
A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Forest Hill Memorial Park. There will be no public visitation.
Eleanor Smoot Fuller
LEXINGTON — Eleanor Smoot Fuller, 67, of Carter Grove Road died Jan. 11, 2013.
Funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at New Zion Baptist Church. Roberts Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
GREENSBORO – Ruth Marie Jones Greene, 89, of Greensboro, died Jan. 11, 2013, at Moses H. Cone Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Sechrest Funeral Service in High Point.
Margaret Louise Hill Hilliard
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Margaret Louise Hill Hilliard, 92, of High Point, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on January 11, 2013, at Skeet Club Manor.
Margaret was born August 29, 1920, in High Point, N.C., the daughter to the late Dallas Hill and Flossie McNeil Hill. On June 3, 1942, she was married to the love of her life, Casey Hilliard. He preceded her in death on April 6, 2012. She was also preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Helen Marion and Betty Sue Smith. She was a dedicated member of Trinity Heights Wesleyan Church and worked tirelessly for it and the Kingdom of God.
Margaret leaves to cherish her memory a son, Keith Bryant Hilliard and wife, Kim of Seagrove; three grandchildren, Tina Nash and husband, Ken, Keith Bryant Hilliard, Jr. and wife, Stephanie and Jonathan Harmon; a sister, Mary Ellen Bowden; a brother, James Dallas Hill, Jr.; five great grandchildren, Trey Hilliard, Casey Hilliard, Bethany Hilliard, Josh Nash and Jesse Hilliard and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 15 at Trinity Heights Wesleyan Church with Rev. Crawford Crenshaw and Rev. James Capps officiating. Burial will follow at Floral Garden Memorial Park in High Point. The family will receive friends Monday, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Heights Wesleyan Church, 5814 Surrett Drive, High Point, NC 27262.
Online condolences may be made at www.cumbyfuneral.com. Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.
Juanita York King
GREENSBORO — Juanita York King, 89, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2013, at the Hospice Home in High Point.
Juanita was born on August 30, 1923, in Greensboro, the daughter of Andrew Jackson and Lula McGee York. She worked at the Jamestown Mill and Phillips Velvet Mills until her retirement. During WW II, she married the love of her life, William J. “Bill” King. Juanita was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She will be deeply missed.
Juanita was preceded in death by two daughters; Brenda Jean Willard and Janet Lee King and five sisters. She is survived by her loving husband, Bill King; grandchildren, Joyie Haines of Thomasville, NC and Jeffrey Meadows of Randleman; great grandchildren, Cody Church of Thomasville, NC and Kylee Meadows of Randleman.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, 2 p.m. at Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel with burial to follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Greensboro. The family will receive friends on Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel.
Online condolences may be made at www.haneslineberryfuneralhomes.com
Barbara Fuller McNeill
TRINITY — Mrs. Barbara Fuller McNeill, age 71, a loving wife, mother, nana and friend, died Friday, January 11 at Hospice Home at High Point.
A native of Vance County, Mrs. McNeill was born February 9, 1941, in Henderson a daughter of William Albert and Florence Collins Fuller. She had been a resident of this area for the past thirty years coming here from Henderson. She was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. Barbara was preceded in death by her father, William Fuller; her mother, Florence Collins Harris and her brother, William Hartwell “W.H.” Fuller. On January 25 1979, she married Randy Lawrence McNeill who survives of the home.
Also surviving are daughters, Cynthia Wilson Liggon and her husband Robin of Oxford and Robin Ann Hawthorne and her husband Drayton of Southport; Four grandchildren, Amber Marie Liggon, Christopher Robin Liggon, Curtis David Hawthorne and his wife Betsy and Donny Lee Hawthorne and one great-granddaughter, Katie Hawthorne.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale with the Reverend Nancy Krall officiating. Burial will follow in the cemetery at Fairview United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends, at the funeral home, one hour prior to the service.
The family requests that memorials be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262. Online condolences can be made on Barbara’s webpage at www.cumbyfuneral.com. Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.
THOMASVILLE — Infant Michael Angel Fuentes Nava died January 10, 2013.
A graveside service will be held at 4 p.m. Monday in God’s Acre Cemetery (Baptist Children’s Home) in Thomasville. J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville is assisting the family.
David Loyd Norris
THOMASVILLE — David Loyd Norris, 91, passed away into the hands of his “Heavenly Father” on Wednesday January 9, 2013, in his home.
He was born on July 18, 1921, in Chattanooga, Tenn., to Oscar Roy Norris, Sr. and Jewel Booth Norris.
David is preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife Romaine Ellis Norris and brothers Raymond “Duke” Norris, Roy “June” Norris, sister Wilma Norris Armentrout.
David attended Colonial Drive School and Fair Grove upon graduating he went to serve his country during WWII in the Pacific theater with the U.S. Army.Married Romaine in January 1946, self-employed in the Upholstery Industry, owner-operator truck driver. David lived with his son and caregiver Ken in Thomasville.
Survived by his sons; Jimmy Wayne Norris and his wife Darlene of Albuquerque, N.M., Ken H. Norris and his wife Becky of Thomasville, NC, Eddie Lloyd Norris of Thomasville. Sisters; JoAnne Angel of Thomasville, Lorena Norris of Easley, SC. 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday January 15, 2013, at Thomasville Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at noon on Wednesday January 16, 2013, at in the funeral home chapel with Reverend Junior Hutchens officiating followed by interment in Holly Hill Memorial Park with Reverend Ranadall Reece officiating followed with military honors.
Memorial may be made to Hospice of Davidson County 200 Hospice way Lexington, NC 27292.
Audio and written condolences can be made through www.thomasvillefh.com.
Rev. John William Settlemyre
BURLINGTON — Rev. John William Settlemyre, age 86, of 4656 Mt. Vernon Church Rd. passed away at 7:55 p.m. January 11, 2013, at Alamance Regional Medical Center. He was a resident of Alamance County for 40 years. In 1972 he received and accepted a call to become the pastor of Union Ridge United Church of Christ where he served for 18 years.
A native of Conover, N.C., he was born in 1926 to the late Floyd Anthony Settlemyre and Frances Moore Settlemyre Faw. He attended Catawba County schools and later graduated from Catawba College where he was President of his Senior Class. He then pursued his chosen profession.
He decided early in life to enter the Christian Ministry. After attending the Theology Seminary in Lancaster, Pa., he began his ministry at a 3 point charge in Guilford County. He then served Mt. Hope UCC, First UCC in High Point and Union Ridge UCC where he was honored as “pastor emeritus”. During his ministerial career he attended University of N.C., Greensboro where he received his Masters Degree in Counseling in the field of education. During his career in High Point, he was one of the organizers of the first kindergarten for handicapped and former Chairman of the Board. Rev. Settlemyre served as the Chairman of the Board during the organizational years of the United Church of Christ Retirement Homes Communities in N.C.
Following his retirement in 1991 he served a number of churches on an interim basis, including Carolina Christian Church, Long Chapel and Concord Christian Church.
During retirement, he was an avid quail hunter, golfer and loved collecting and repairing crocks and working with antique clocks.
He was well loved in the churches he served and was remembered by many in those congregations.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Pfaff Settlemyre of the home; daughter, Betty Kim Settlemyre of Burlington; brother, Terry Robert Settlemyre and wife, Sylvia and daughter Julie of Hickory; sister-in-law Winifred “Bobbie” Queen of Winston-Salem and nieces Stacie Queen and husband Todd and Bronwynn Queen and husband Alex. He was preceded in death by his parents, son, James Anthony “Tony” Settlemyre and daughter, Terri Lynn Settlemyre.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, January 14, 2013, at Union Ridge Church by Rev. Dan Ficklin, pastor, assisted by Rev. Jim Rosser, Rev. Lloyd Spencer and Dr. Sam Scott. Interment will follow in Mt. Hope United Church of Christ Cemetery in Guilford County. Rev. Settlemyre will remain at Lowe Funeral Home and Crematory until being taken to the church to lie in state 1 hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends at Lowe Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday and again from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Monday in the fellowship hall of the church, prior to the service.
You may sign the online register book at www.lowefuneralhome.com.
Naomi Crooks Stanley
SOPHIA — Naomi Crooks Stanley died on January 10, 2013, on her 85th birthday. The family believes she wanted to live until she celebrated her 85th birthday. Naomi was born in 1928 to Erasmus Asbury and Sally Myrtle Morris Crooks in Sykesville, Maryland.
Naomi and her late, husband, Ray Tate both retired from Lorillard after 30 years of service.
There will be a funeral service at Faith Baptist Church on Holden Road on Monday, January 14, at 1 p.m., with the Reverend Ron Smith and Reverend Scott Daniel officiating. The interment will follow at Lakeview Memorial Park.
Naomi is survived by her children, Beverly Stanley Campbell, Darlene Stanley Beal and husband, James, Barbara Stanley Eanes and husband, Scott , Talmadge Stanley and wife Bettie, Ray David Stanley and wife Brenda, Randy Stanley; 14 grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren and a brother, Ed Gunter of Baltimore, Md.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Lambeth-Troxler Funeral Home.
The obituary and online condolences may be viewed at www.lambethtroxler.com
Evangeline Hiatt Ussery
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Evangeline Hiatt Ussery, age 77, a resident of Westchester Village and a former resident of Kennedy Avenue, died Thursday, January 10, 2013, at High Point Regional Hospital.
A native of Henry County, Va., she was born July 4, 1935, in Martinsville, a daughter of the late Mack M. and Sarah Ann Hundley Hiatt, however; Evangeline had lived in the Triad area most of her life and was of the Baptist faith. Statements from her children indicate that she was a loving mother devoted to the wellbeing of her children and family. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her former husband, Farrell Gray Ussery; daughter, Lisa Tempkey; brother, Marshall Hiatt and two sisters, Josephine Walker and Virginia “Jenny” Perry.
Survivors include her daughter, Kathy Ussery Pittman and her husband Doug of Thomasville; two sons, Billy Ussery of High Point and Christopher “Chris” Ussery and his wife Towana of Archdale; eleven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in English Road Baptist Church with the Reverend Dr. James Summey officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Garden Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made on Evangeline’s webpage at www.cumbyfuneral.com. Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point.
Clyde David Yokley
THOMASVILLE — Mr. Clyde David Yokley, 93, died January 11, 2013. He was born January 14, 1919, to the late David and Lona Yokley. He was a graduate of Pilot School, served in World War II and retired from Belk as manager of their Efirds location in Thomasville. He was a member of Lexington Church of Christ. On May 20, 1939, he married Irene Orman who survives of the home. Also surviving is daughter Elaine Davis and husband Terry of Matthews, N.C.; granddaughters Shannon Luce and husband Tony of Jacksonville, Beach, Fla., and Amy Oswalt and husband Shane of Chattanooga, Tenn.; sisters Maxine Lambeth of Thomasville and Nancy Martin of Norwood, N.C. A graveside service will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Thomasville by Robert Goff and Brock Shanks. The family will receive friends at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville on Monday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Memorials may be directed to Lexington Church of Christ, 1330 Piedmont Drive, Lexington, NC 27292. Online condolences may be made to the Yokley family at www.jcgreenandsons.com