Obituaries, May 11, 2013
Richard Andre DeLille
HIGH POINT — Richard (Dick) Andre DeLille, 71, of High Point, NC, formerly of East Moline, Illinois, passed away unexpectedly on May 6, 2013. Dick is survived by his wife of 16 years, Jean Kauzlarich-Waeyaert DeLille, his children, Mike DeLille and wife Cari, Ann Weiland and husband Matt both of High Point, Kristen Faulhaber and husband Donny of Sycamore, IL and Marc DeLille and wife Mary Powell of High Point. His grandchildren, Genevieve DeLille, Jake and Emmy Weiland, Sam and Lilly Faulhaber, Jack and Davis DeLille. His brother Jim DeLille and wife Linda of East Moline, IL, His step-children Tim Waeyaert and wife Lisa of Hagerstown, MD, Donna Maxam and husband Rob of Alpharetta, GA, Debbie Schneider and husband Scott of Austin, TX , Kevin Waeyaert and wife Erica of Coal Valley, IL. Step grandchildren, Joseph, Jacob and Asher Waeyaert, Mackenzie, Madisen and Jake Maxam and Brooklyn Waeyaert. Dick was a loving father, husband, grandfather, brother and friend to all. He was proceeded in death by his parents Maurice and Mary Jacques DeLille of East Moline, IL.
Dick loved working on projects. Even in recent years when he was not able to physically work on them he was still actively thinking of new projects to supervise and assist.
Dick loved spending time with his grandchildren and his dogs. He enjoyed being in his Corvette club, watching racing and car auctions.
Dick was retired from Omron Electronics. He also worked for Eagle Signal for 27 years.
A memorial service and celebration of Dick’s life will be held on May 25th at 11 a.m. at St. Anne’s in East Moline, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association or the National Parkinson Foundation in his name.
Ruth Laylon Bentley Cross
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Ruth Laylon Bentley Cross, 96, formerly of 1116 Campbell St. died May 9th, 2013, at Shannon Gray Rehabilitation Center in Jamestown.
Mrs. Cross was born December 18th, 1916 in Wayne County, N.C., a daughter to the late Luther Marcellus and Bernie Warren Bentley. A resident of this area most of her life, she retired in 1992 from Archdale Manufacturing and was a member of Green St. Baptist Church. While at the church she was active in Sunday School and also with the Sunshine Fellowship Group. She loved people, never met a stranger and also enjoyed sowing and traveling. In 1937 she married Ray W. Cross Sr. who preceded her in death in 1989. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by three brothers.
Surviving is a daughter, Sherry Roach of High Point; a son, Ray W. Cross Jr. and wife Joyce of High Point; a sister, Faye Brinkley of Trinity; a brother, Earl Bentley of Burlington; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of the Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point with Rev. Frank Hensley officiating. Interment will follow at Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to Green St. Baptist Church (Sunshine Fellowship Group) at 1701 Westchester Dr. Suite 620 High Point, NC 27262. On-line condolences may be made through www.cumbyfuneral.com.
Jerome (Jay) Holmes
CHARLOTTE — Jerome (Jay) Holmes, son of Geraldine (Jerri) and the late Ernest (Ernie) Holmes, passed away peacefully at his home in Charlotte on May 8, 2013 after a recurrence of colon cancer. Jay was born in 1947 in High Point, North Carolina.
Jay is survived by his mother Jerri Holmes and wife Carol Woodall Holmes. He is also survived by an extended family of his many friends.
Jay was a 1965 graduate of Thomasville High School and from N.C. State University in 1969 with a B.S. in Engineering Operations. His career was spent at the U.S. Postal Service with most of his time spent in Washington, D.C. and Hartford, CT. He held positions in engineering, operations, and maintenance. Notable was his assignment as Postmaster in Hartford. He retired as Manager, Maintenance Policies and Programs, Mid-Atlantic Operations.
Jay was a man loved by many. He always looked for the good in people and the positive in every relationship or situation. He had many interests and enjoyed the experiences of travel, art, music, good food and wine. Most important to him were all the relationships he found throughout his life. Jay was about joy, connections and inspiration to the people whose lives he touched.
Jay is preceded in death by his younger brother, Kimberly (Rusty) Holmes and his father, Ernie Holmes.
A graveside service will be held in Thomasville at Holly Hill Memorial Park on May 18, 2013, at 12:00 noon. Following the service a celebration of Jay’s life will be held in the Veranda Simplex, Building C, Shuler Circle at Piedmont Crossing, 100 Hedrick Drive, Thomasville, NC. Online condolences may be left at www.carolinafuneral.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to charities of choice or to Scholarships at Penland School of Crafts, http://www.penland.org/support/scholarship_funds.html.
Richard J. Fain
WINSTON-SALEM — Richard J. Fain, 63, died May 10, 2013, at Forsyth Medical Center. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens. The body will remain at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home, Winston- Salem, until the service.
Van Smith Reddick
HIGH POINT — Mr. Van Smith Reddick, Jr., 85, died Thursday, May 9, 2013.
Van was born December 3, 1927 in High Point, a son of Van S. and Verta Gordon Reddick and had lived in this area all his life. Van graduated from Jamestown High School in 1947 where he played football, basketball, and baseball. He loved going to sporting events, walking and visiting at the hospital and nursing homes. He also enjoyed going to his grandchildren’s sporting events. He was a member of Trinity Heights Wesleyan Church. Van was also the manager and owner of Terry Supply Company for many years.
Surviving are his wife the former Betty Lackey who survives of the home, children, Jan McHone and husband Don of High Point and Gary Reddick and wife Debbie of High Point, three grandchildren, Brandon Reddick and wife Ashley, Tyler McHone and Kelly Reddick.
A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Heights Wesleyan Church with Reverend Crawford Crenshaw and the Reverend James Capps officiating. Burial will be in Hickory Chapel Wesleyan Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday afternoon one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Dr., High Point, N.C. 27262 or to Trinity Heights Wesleyan Church, 5814 Surrett Drive, Archdale, N.C. 27263.
Online condolences may be made to www.cumbyfuneral.com. Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.
Betty Lou McCann
THOMASVILLE — Betty Lou Holder McCann, 77, died May 10, 2013 in the Wake Forest Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home.
Amanda Marie Southards
DENTON — Amanda Marie Southards, 28, a resident of Denton, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in the Wake Forest Medical Center in Winston-Salem. She was born September 30, 1984, in Randolph County, a daughter of Paul Thomas Southards and Margaret Marie Kimbrell Southards. She was a graduate of David-Townsend School.
Surviving are a daughter, Drema Lee Southards of Elon, N.C.; her mother and step-father, Marie Kimbrell Mobley and her husband Jim of Elon, N.C.; her father, Paul Thomas “Tommy” Southards of Denton; step-sisters, Jamie Mobley of Asheville and Megan Boggs of Elon, N.C.
A graveside service will be held Monday, May 13, 2013 at 2 p.m. in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. Amanda will remain at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home until the service hour. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Online condolences may be sent to the Southards family at www.jcgreenandsons.com.