Obituaries May 12, 2013

May. 11, 2013 @ 06:22 PM

Betty Lou McCann
LEXINGTON — Mrs. Betty Lou Holder McCann, 77, a resident of 2876 Old Highway 109, died Friday morning, May 10, 2013 in the Wake Forest Medical Center in Winston-Salem. She was born July 19, 1935 in Surry County, a daughter of Roy Holder and Elizabeth Mayes Holder. She was a Homemaker and a member of Jackson Creek Baptist Church.
On Feb. 6, 1954 she was married to Robert Austin McCann, who died May 23, 2005.
Surviving are daughters, Wanda Kay Hilton, Teresa Gordon and husband William Craig and Rita Sue Gordon and husband Curtis Ray, all of Lexington; sons, Roger Dale McCann and Michael McCann, both of Lexington; a sister, Mary Lou Lewallen and husband Reggie of Mt. Airy; brothers, Edward Holder and wife Donna of Dobson and Billy Jack Holder and wife Anna Mae of Mt. Airy; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 2 p.m. in Jackson Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Billy Joe Yates officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Mrs. McCann will remain at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home until taken to the church thirty minutes prior to the service. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. and other times at the home.
Online condolences maybe sent to the McCann family at

Terry Ronald Lambeth
HIGH POINT — Mr. Terry Ronald Lambeth Sr. 68, of Johnson Road, passed away early Friday morning, May 10, 2013 at his home. Born on Sept. 8, 1944 to Robert Rutherford and Bessie Miller Lambeth, he had made his home in Davidson County for his entire life.  He was a truck driver for Trinity Transport and was a member of New Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church.  His hobbies were farming and raising cattle, NASCAR and he enjoyed visiting McDonald’s in High Point and Thomasville, and he loved to just get out and “joy ride.” He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter, Tonya Lambeth, grandson, Trey Lambeth, brother, R.W. Lambeth, and sister, Virginia L. Craven and her husband Carol. He married the former Dovie Louella Bullins in 1983 who survives of the home.
Also surviving are his daughter, Tammy Lynn Lambeth and David Roberts of Thomasville, son Terry Ronald Lambeth, Jr. of High Point, brothers, Jerry Donald Lambeth and wife Vickie of High Point, and Lloyd Lambeth of Charlotte, sister in law, Ann Lambeth of Winston-Salem,  stepsons, Donnie Lee Mabe of Eden, Winfred Eugene Mabe and Kathy of Sandy Ridge, Donald Wray Mabe and Vickie of Madison, stepdaughters, Barbara Ann Mabe and Glendale of Danbury, Peggy Sue Martin and Thomas of Sandy Ridge; three grandchildren, eleven step grandchildren, and fifteen step great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be on Monday at 11 a.m. at New Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church with Dr. Robert T. McLawhorn and Rev. Ricky Craig officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home on Highway 109 in Wallburg. The family requests that memorials be made to Hospice Home at High Point, 1803 Westchester Dr. High Point, NC 27262 in Mr. Lambeth’s name. Online condolences may be sent to

Richard H. Bosch
HIGH POINT —Richard H. Bosch, 94, died on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the Hospice Home in High Point. Arrangements are pending from Sechrest Funeral Service in High Point.

Walter Sink
WINSTON-SALEM — Walter Sink, 89, passed away on May 9, 2013.  He was born on June 8, 1923 in High Point, NC to Walter T. and Nina Mae Sink. 
He graduated from High Point College with a degree in chemistry and immediately entered the Navy during WWII where he served in the Pacific Theater on the Destroyer Escort USS Albert T. Harris.  He moved to Winston-Salem with his family in 1959. His career was spent as Water Quality Control Supervisor for the City of Winston-Salem from which he retired after 33 years of service.  His retirement was spent creating small wooden craft pieces, which his wife, Diane, painted and sold at craft shows.  He loved playing golf until his legs would no longer support him, but his great joy was fishing with his family.  He fished every chance he could, and when he couldn’t make it to the lake he always had a good fish story.  He was able to continue fishing until 3 weeks before his passing and told fish stories until the very end.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Diane Byrd Snyder Sink in 2004; and sisters Margaret Sink and Elsie Mae Sink. 
He is survived by his son James W. Sink and his wife Beverly of Asheboro and granddaughter Holly of Winston-Salem; and son Murray T. Sink and his wife Gale of Lewisville, grandson Matthew and his wife Anna of Durham, and granddaughter Jessica of Burlington.  The family would like to thank the staff at the Brian Center for taking such good care of him while he was a resident there.  A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 14 2013 at 3 p.m. at Burkhead United Methodist Church, 5250 Silas Creek Pkwy.  Family and friends will be received after the service.  Memorials may be made to Burkhead UMC, 5250 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC 27106 or Hospice and Palliative Care of Forsyth County, 101 Hospice Ln., Winston-Salem, NC 27103.  Online condolences may be made at

Randall Hunter Ray
ELKIN — Randall Hunter Ray, 57, of Elkin, NC, passed away Friday evening May 10 following a brief illness. He was the youngest son of the late Bill and Ernestine Ray and is survived by his daughters, Jessica Ashley Ray of Knoxville, Tenn and Heather Elizabeth (Libby) Gale Ray of Asheville, NC; brothers, William Ernest Ray of Santa Clara, Calif., David Winston Ray and wife Carolyn of Archdale; nieces Stephanie Ray-Nichols and husband Jason of High Point; Jennifer Maj and husband Jonathan of Greensboro; step-nephews Brian Hughes of High Point and Michael Hughes of Richmond, Va.
Randall was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He spent his childhood in Greensboro and graduated from Page High School.  From his young adulthood at the Outer Banks, where he established himself as a master carpenter, to his years in Asheville as a furniture maker and kitchen designer, Randall expanded his craftsmanship and made lasting friendships with people from many walks of life, including other artists and craftsmen, teachers, health professionals, and community elders.
His interests included genealogy, viticulture, beekeeping, and environmental conservation. Such was his dedication that the Overmountain Victory Trails Association of Wilkes/Surry counties has named its school program in his honor. He will be mourned by many friends and family.
Services are scheduled for Saturday, May 18 at Trinity Moravian Church in Winston-Salem officiated by the Rev. Tripp May. The family will receive visitors at a brunch beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall, followed by a memorial service in the church at 11 a.m. and ending with a graveside service at Forsyth Memorial Park in Winston Salem. In lieu of flowers, donations to one of the many community organizations Randall supported are welcomed: the Overmountain Victory Trails Association, Yadkin Riverkeeper, Surry County Genealogical Association, Yadkin County Historical Society, Surry Beekeepers Association, and the Rockford Preservation Society.

Billie Y. Perryman
LEXINGTON — Billie Elizabeth Yokeley Perryman, 83 of Lexington, died Saturday, May 11. A graveside service will be held Monday at 3 p.m. at Forest Hill Memorial Park.
Davidson Funeral Home Lexington is assisting the family.

Hannah Norwood
HIGH POINT — Hannah Mae Hodges Smith Norwood, 87, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at her home after a lingering illness. She was born in Dillon, SC on October 5, 1925 to the late Willie Hodges and the late Ella Mae Hodges. She was married to the late Jack Smith, Sr. and later to the late Ernest Norwood.
Mrs. Norwood was a long time resident of Trinity, North Carolina before moving to High Point. She was employed in the hosiery industry for several years and later retired from the Carl Chavis YMCA- William Penn location. For the last year she resided at the Triad Care & Rehabilitation Center of High Point. Prior to the decline in her health, she was a faithful member of Miracle Temple Holiness Church of God where she has served on the Usher Board, the Pastor’s Aide, and in whatever capacity needed. “Ms. Hannah” opened her door to countless neighbors and kids over the years feeding the hungry and providing shelter to those in need.
Mrs. Norwood was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, one sister, Lillie Hodges Rogers, one brother, James Hodges, two daughters, Mazuria Eaddy and Mary Smith, a son-in-law, Elijah Rivers, and two grandchildren, Freddie Smith, Jr. and Tammy Payne Steele.
She leaves to cherish her memories, three daughters, Martha Bailey of High Point, NC; Rebecca Payne of Fort Walton Beach, FL and Easter Rivers of High Point, NC; two sons, Jack Smith, Jr. of Durham, NC and James Smith of Lillington, NC; three sons-in-law, Charles Bailey, Bobby Eaddy, John Wilson all of High Point, NC; one daughter-in-law, Georgia Smith of High Point, NC, fifteen grandchildren, forty-nine great-grandchildren, seventeen great-great grandchildren,  and a host of nieces, nephews and the countless individuals she touched in showing the love of the Lord.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 13, 2013 at Miracle Temple Holiness Church of God, 234 New St. The family will receive friends at the church from 1:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. and other times at the home, 1401 Hampstead Street High Point, NC.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Triad Care and Rehabilitation Center and Hospice of the Piedmont for the care and support given to their loved one.
Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc.
Online condolences may be made to the Norwood family at

Fred Carlton Barker
TRINITY — Mr. Fred Carlton Barker, 91, a resident of Trinity, died Friday evening, May 10, 2013 at High Point Manor in High Point. He was born April 1, 1922 in Randolph County, a son of Charlie Carpenter Barker and Mary Della Kirk Barker.  He was a retired employee with Thomasville Furniture Industries, with twenty-two years of service.  Mr. Barker was a member of Mount Pleasant Community Church in Trinity.
On Feb. 24, 1945 he was married Bernice M. Lanning, who died Aug. 26, 1998.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Mattie Barker and brothers, Ray Von Barker and Glenn Barker.
Surviving are a daughter, Shirley Hardin and husband Tom of Lexington; sons, Sidney Ray Barker and wife Dana of Archdale and Carlton Barker and wife Kathy of Asheboro; a sister, Frances Cheek Varner of Asheboro; a brother, Leo Barker and wife Fleta of Lexington; five grandchildren, Mark Barker and wife Mary, James Barker and wife Tiffany, Kelli Heathman and husband Monty, Karie Sams and Scott Sams and wife Megan; and Seven Great-Grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 2 p.m. in Mount Pleasant Community Church, Hoover Hill Road, Trinity, with Pastor Bryan Rush and Rev. Elton Wilborne officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Mr. Barker will remain at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville until taken to the church 30 minutes prior to the service.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. and other times at the home, 3321 Finch Farm Road.
The family request memorial contributions be directed to the Cemetery Fund of Mount Pleasant Community Church, 2415 Hoover Hill Road, Trinity, N.C. 27370.
Online condolences may be sent to the Barker family at

Jerome (Jay) Holmes
THOMASVILLE — 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.
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, Conn.  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 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
Memorial contributions may be made to charities of choice or to Scholarships at Penland School of Crafts,

Van Smith Reddick Jr.
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 1946 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.
Funeral 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  Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.

Julie L. Murphy
LEXINGTON — Julie Layman Murphy, age 53, of East US Highway 64, Lexington died Friday night at Forsyth Medical Center. The family received friends at Davidson Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m. Monday night.

Lavonne J. Segers
LEXINGTON — Lavonne Louise Johnson Segers, 63, of died Friday evening May 10, 2013.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Davidson Funeral Home Lexington Chapel

David Harrison Moody, Sr.
ASHEBORO — Mr. David Harrison Moody Sr., 76, of Asheboro, died Friday, May 10, 2013.
A funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Balfour Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Balfour Baptist Church.
Arrangements by Ridge Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

Lance Corbin Wright
HIGH POINT — Mr. Lance Corbin Wright, 31, resident of 511 Flint Ave. died May 11, 2013 at his home.
Mr. Wright was born Sept. 18, 1981 in Guilford County, a son to Corbet Lee and Dena Williams Wright.  He was a resident of this area all his life and was a member of Allendale Baptist Church, which he loved very much.  He also was a musician and founded Cross and Crown Gospel Music Group.  He was preceded in death by grandparents, Carl and Phyllis Williams and Christopher and Margie Wright; an uncle, Christopher Wright Jr.; two aunts, Carol May and Inze Wright; and a cousin, Mona Hassan.
Surviving are his parents of the residence; one brother, Corbet James Wright of the residence; a great-grandfather, Furman Mundy of Midland, TX; aunts and uncles who he loved very much, Jerome Wright, Kenny and Amanda Wright, Jody and Timmy King, Geraldine and Wayne May, Robbie and Carol Williams, Scott Williams, Rick Williams, Pat Primach and Shelia and Darrell Thompson; and several cousins along with members of his gospel group, Trevor McDowell, Randy Pucket and Jeff Davis.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Allendale Baptist Church with Rev. David Younger officiating.  Interment will follow at Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the church. Memorials may be directed to Allendale Baptist Church, 900 E. Springfield Rd. High Point, NC 27263. Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale is assisting the family.  On-line condolences may be made through

Ann Heier
GREENSBORO - Ann Heier, 76, passed away on Friday, May 10, 2013.
Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.