Obituaries September 5, 2013

Sep. 04, 2013 @ 10:06 PM

Rebecca Bowers
LEXINGTON — Rebecca Bowers, 75, of Hugh Miller Road, Lexington, died Tuesday at Forsyth Medical in Winston-Salem. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday, September 6, 2013, at Davidson Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Hedrick’s Grove United Church of Christ. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Davidson Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel. Online Condolences may be made at

Betty Jean Whichard Dougherty
THOMASVILLE — Mrs. Betty Jean Whichard Dougherty, 71, a resident of 1844 Kennedy Farm Rd. North, died Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at her home.  She was born on December 31, 1941, in Davidson County, NC, to William Stewart Whichard and Virginia Mae Griffin Whichard.  She was a U.S. Navy veteran and retired from Highland Fabricators.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Donald and Gary Whichard.
Surviving are a daughter, Cheryl Foley and husband Earl of the home and a son, John Richard Dougherty, III of High Point.
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 2:00 pm until at her residence, 1844 Kennedy Farm Rd. North.  Online condolences may be sent to

Albin J. Rake
HIGH POINT — Albin J. Rake, 60, passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2013. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Brenda S. Robinson
HIGH POINT– Ms. Brenda S. Robinson, 54, passed on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, High Point Regional UNC Health Care. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time at Phillips Funeral Service, Inc., High Point, NC.


Paul Spears, Jr.
HIGH POINT  — Paul Spears, Jr., 60, passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2013. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.  Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.


William Ray Tucker III
ROCKY MOUNT — William Ray Tucker III, 36, passed away Friday, August 30, 2013. Friends are invited to visit the family 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Thursday, September 5, at Word Tabernacle Church, Rocky Mount. A committal service will follow at 2:00 p.m, Friday, September 6, at Guilford Memorial Park in Greensboro, NC. Friends in that area are invited to visit the family 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the mausoleum. Online condolences may be made at

Bill Tysinger
DENTON — William Jacob  “Bill” Tysinger, 77 of Tysinger Road, Denton, died Tuesday morning, Sept. 3. A funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Friday, September 6, at Fairview United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will see friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton.

Elder Herman Vaughn
HIGH POINT — Elder Herman Vaughn, 66, of High Point, went home to be with his father Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. A memorial service will be held at 12 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at the Goldsboro Raleigh District Assembly, 214 W. Hooks River Road, Goldsboro, NC. The family will received friends at United Friendship Church, 1213 Scott St., Rocky Mount, NC, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013.