Obituaries May14, 2013

May. 13, 2013 @ 06:04 PM

Doris Austin
THOMASVILLE — Doris Juanita Austin died May 13, 2013.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time with Thomasville Funeral Home.

Calvin “Butch” Delbert Bates Jr.
TRINITY — Mr. Calvin (Butch) Delbert Bates Jr., 73, resident of 9203 Archdale Rd., died Sunday morning at his residence.
Mr. Bates was born January 17, 1940 in Guilford County a son of Calvin Delbert and Minnie Denny Bates Sr. He had been a resident of the Trinity vicinity for the past 37 years and was a retired employee of Guilford Gas Co. Mr. Bates was a veteran of the U.S Army and attended Marlboro Friends Meeting. One of his favorite past time was his interest in antique cars especially the Ford Mustang. On Nov. 27, l975 he was married to Ina Mae Peace who survives of the home.
Also  surviving is one very special sister-in-law Wanda Brady who helped and gave him her love and special care during his illness. Two special nephews; James Michael Brady and wife Jennifer and Richard Howard Brady and wife Cherie’; One niece Jeanette Helms and husband Bobby; Two great nephews Austin and Tommy Brady. The light and joy of his life for the last 18 months was one special little girl named Jenna Anderson
In addition to his parents Mr. Bates was preceded in death by a sister; Peggy Forest and his father and mother in law; J.B and Irene Peace.
Graveside services and interment will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. from the Marlboro Friends Meeting Cemetery by the Rev. John Sides and Rev. Ricky Sessoms.  The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.
Memorials may be directed  to the Parkinson Foundation, 1501 N.W. 9th Ave. Road, Miami, Fla. 31136-1494 or to Community Home Care & Hospice, Hospice of Randolph County, 533 S. Fayetteville St. Asheboro, NC 27203.
Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale is in charge of arrangements . Online condolences may be sent to

Richard H. Bosch
HIGH POINT — Richard H. Bosch of High Point, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, May 9, 2013, surrounded by his family. He was 94. “Dick” was born at home in Minneapolis, Minnesota on January 15, 1919, to William J. and Hattie Hebb Bosch. A few years later, the family moved to California, where he grew up in the Los Angeles area with his sisters Virginia and Doris.  He majored in Electrical Engineering at Los Angeles City College.
Dick was a World War II veteran, serving as a captain in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945. After the war, he married the love of his life, Rosemary Norma Wells Abbott in 1946. They settled in southern California where daughters Elizabeth Anne and Cynthia Louise were born. Their third daughter, Mary Frances, was born a few years later when the family relocated to Tyler, Texas. In 1965, they moved to High Point, North Carolina, where Dick was the purchasing manager for General Steel, later Johnson Control.
Dick was a member of First Presbyterian Church of High Point. He loved helping others and delivered mobile meals for many years. In retirement, he enjoyed playing tennis, traveling with Rosemary, growing beautiful azaleas, and being a grandfather.  He particularly enjoyed the family’s annual vacations at Emerald Isle each summer. He was an excellent chronicler of family life, serving as the designated photographer and videographer.  The family treasures early audio tapes of him singing with his three young daughters, and fondly recalls his energetic piano playing. He had a quick, inquisitive mind and witty humor, coupled with quiet strength and counsel. His friends knew him to be loyal and kind.
Dick is survived by his three daughters, Beth Ingram of Asheville, N.C., Cindi (Mike) Maynard of Greensboro, N.C., and Mary (John) Read of Moscow, Idaho; five grandchildren, James (Emily) Ingram, Charles Ingram, Sarah (Ryan) Seidel, Tom (Stephanie) Maynard, and Matthew (Amanda) Maynard; and four great grandchildren, Lucy Ella Ingram, August Jacob Seidel, Rosemary Quinn Seidel, and Grant Ellis Maynard. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, and his loving wife Rosemary.
At his request, there will be no memorial service. A private family inurnment will take place at a later date. Sechrest Funeral Service is coordinating arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dick’s memory to Hospice Home of High Point or the Salvation Army. “It will be better tomorrow.”

Joan Burrow
THOMASVILLE — Joan Elaine McGee Burrow, 64, a resident of Holly Hill Road, died May 12, 2013, at her residence.
Burrow will be cremated and there will not be any formal services. Online condolences may be sent to the Burrow family at

Bernice Cecelia Campbell
HIGH POINT — Bernice Cecelia Campbell, the second child of four children, was born to the late Garfield and Eva Campbell in Statesville, North Carolina on Nov. 20, 1924. She peacefully departed this earthly world to be with her Heavenly Father. She had been a patient at Hospice of The Piedmont for a short period of time after experiencing declining health.
Bernice graduated from William Penn High School, Class of 1944, and Cortez Peters Business College, Washington D.C. Further studies were done at Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, New York. She was the recipient of many distinguished awards, plaques and special recognitions, among them, The Defense Department, and Coast Guards. She was employed with the federal government for 35 years. Bernice was of Catholic faith where she was an active member for over 70 years.
To know Bernice Cecelia Campbell was to know an individual who was committed to her Catholic religion. Among her friends she was carefree, happy-go lucky person; one who enjoyed the presence of her family. She was truly devoted to all her family members, especially her nieces and nephews. She also enjoyed being a mother of her community in Jamaica, New York for many decades.
Bernice was preceded in death by her parents Garfield and Eva Campbell; three sisters Helen Campbell Leach, Ruth Campbell Lindsay and Margaret Campbell Little; two nephews Gregory Little and John Little Jr., three nieces Barbara Leach Payne, Carol Leach Steed, Donna Little Francis and one great niece Sandra Leach Allen.
Those left with the legacy of her “beautiful spirit” include: one niece Gloria “Jeannie” Hardin, one nephew Bill Payne, Jr. both of High Point, NC, three great nieces: Penny Payne VanEaton, Stephany Chavis, and Christie Hardin all of High Point NC; six great nephews Carl “Jamal Bey” Leach, of California, DeWarren “Raynard” Payne, Bill Payne III, Johnny Steed Jr., of Texas, Darian “Boo” Pay ne, James “Jamie” Hardin Jr. all of High Point, NC; great-great nieces and nephews , Brandon, Ebone, Denetric, Rory, Tia, Erielle of Georgia, Teondra, Joshua, Turquoia, Travion, Darien, Kyla, Lakiyah, Deion, Troi, Jamon of Virginia, D’Arian, Ryan, D’Andre, Londyn , Corey, and D’Aria all of High Point, NC. There are a host of other relatives and friends, among them, James Hardin Sr., Janie Hardin, Shelly Hardin Williams, Doris Foust, Barbara Collier, Kathy Hardin, Clifton (Glenna) White Jr. of High Point, N.C., and extended family members Wanda Leach Smith, and Sarah “Sake” Gannaway, Peggy (William) McCullough of Winston-Salem, N.C., Martha (L.D) Mayfield of High Point, NC, Ethel Brooks, and Francis Grisson of Winston-Salem, NC and a favorite brother-n-law, John Little, Sr. of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Carolina Biblical Gardens, Jamestown, NC. Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made to the Campbell family at

Tricia Endicott
GREENSBORO — Tricia Endicott, 43, died May 11, 2013.
Cremation Services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Mabel E. Fraley
WILMINGTON — Mrs. Mabel Inez Eagle Fraley, age 93 formerly of High Point passed away May 11, 2013, in the J. A. Dosher Skilled Nursing Center in Southport. NC.
Mrs. Fraley was born May 29, 1919 in Gold Hill, in Rowan County NC to Joseph Calvin and Lizzie Isadore Dixon Eagle. She graduated in 1936 from Rockwell High School.  She married Bunch Harding Fraley on June 29, 1946. She and her husband joined Montlieu Avenue Methodist Church where she was a member of the Joy Choir.   She was preceded in death by her husband on September 9, 2002.
Surviving are her son, David Fraley of High Point, her daughter; Sandra McClellan and her husband Mack McClellan of Holden Beach, and her granddaughter Kelly McClellan Bowen and husband Brent of Raleigh.
There will be a graveside service on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery conducted by the Reverend Robert Lucas.  There will be no visitation. Mrs. Fraley will remain at Sechrest Funeral Service in High Point until 10:00 am Wednesday when she will be taken to Guilford Memorial Park for services.   
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28201. Please share your condolences with the family at 

The Rev. Jay Isaac Greene
HOT SPRINGS — Rev. Jay Isaac Greene, age 87, of 240 Wyatt Lane, Hot Springs, NC went to be with the Lord, Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the home of his daughter Eva Shetley, Thomasville, NC
Jay was born, April 1, 1926 to the late John Anderson Greene and Hulda Elizabeth Wilds Greene.
He was a member of Liberty Missionary Baptist Church in Hot Springs, NC. He was the former Pastor of Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in Hot Springs, NC. His hobbies included coon hunting, gardening and playing his banjo, fiddle and guitar.
He was preceded in death by his parents; John Anderson and Hulda Greene, Wives; Julie Eulala Woody Greene and Hattie Swanger, sisters; Hazel Roberts, Callie Lee, Mae shelton, Maggie Roberts and Marie Payne, brothers; Nathan Greene, Curnel Greene, Tilmon Greene, Ben Greene, Clifford Greene, Tom Greene, Bob Greene and Greer Greene, step-daughter; Shirley Adams and step-son; Jimmie Swanger.
He leaves behind wife Nancy Goforth Greene, daughters; Irene (Rex) Norton of Newport, TN, Reba (Paul) Sawyer of Hot Springs, NC and Eva (James) Shetley of Thomasville, NC, grandchildren; Rex J. (Joyce) Norton, Chris (Heather) Sawyer, Paula (Michael) Reese, Schanell (Ricky) Sprouse, step grandchildren; Chris (Tina) Shetley and Eric Shetley, and several great grandchildren and step great grandchildren, step-daughters; Margaret Ellison, Sharon Turner, Betty Orr and Alice Haney all of TN, step-son; Glenn (Cathy) Swanger of Del Rio, TN and several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren of the Swanger Family, sisters; Geneva Walters of GA and Chattie Manning of Newport, additional survivers include several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Special thanks to Hospice of Davidson County and all his church family.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Liberty Missionary Baptist Church in Hot Springs, NC with Rev. Rex J. Norton, Rev. Gregg Warren and Rev. James Shetley officiating. Chris Sawyer, Michael Reese, Ricky Sprouse, Glen Swanger, Rex Marion and Alfred Sexton will serve as pallbearers.
The casket will lie in state from 1:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the church prior to the service. Interment will be in the Liberty Missionary Baptist Church Cemetary. Family will recieve friends Tuesday Evening, May 14, 2013 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Costner-Maloy Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements by Costner-Maloy (Newport, Tenn.)

Carolyn Hunt
HIGH POINT — Carolyn Bostian Hunt, 75, a resident of Brightwood Drive, died May 12, 2013 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday at 3 p.m. at Floral Garden Memorial Park Cemetery. 

Stephen “Steve” J. Groszos
THOMASVILLE — Stephen (Steve) J. Groszos, 91, a resident of Piedmont Crossing Retirement Center in Thomasville, North Carolina, died on June 27, 2012, at the Hospice of Davidson County in Lexington, NC.  Steve was born in 1920 in Trenton, New Jersey, the only child of Frances and Kalman Groszos, who had immigrated to the United States from Hungary as children.  He spoke both Hungarian and English at home.  When he was ten, the family moved to New York City, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry from New York University in 1942.  In 1946, Steve married Elizabeth (Betty) Shanks and they moved to Baltimore, Maryland, so that he could attend graduate school.  Steve earned a Ph.D. degree in chemistry from Johns Hopkins University in 1951.
After acquiring his Ph.D., Steve worked as a research chemist at American Cyanamid in Stamford, Connecticut, and in Cincinnati, Ohio.  During this period, he invented more than a dozen industrial chemicals and plastics for which he was awarded U.S. patents.  Steve accepted a position as Director of Research and Development at the Richardson Company in Chicago, Illinois, in 1959 and he and Betty moved to nearby Naperville where they raised their two young children.  In 1967, Steve left the field of industrial research and consulting to join the faculty of the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, as Dean of Sciences.  After building the college’s science departments and establishing programs in nursing and long term care administration, Steve was promoted to Director of Institutional Research.  In this position, he worked closely with the president of the college and the board of trustees to chart the future of the growing institution.  He held this position until his retirement in 1982.
In 1983, Steve and Betty moved from Naperville to High Point, North Carolina, where he taught chemistry at Guilford Technical Community College and was an active volunteer in the community.  Steve served on the High Point Parks and Recreation Commission, volunteered with Kiwanis and the local theater, and was the President of the Board of Directors of the Piedmont Environmental Center for several years.  Steve was also an avid golfer and made it to the local links at least once a week.  In 1999, Steve and Betty moved into a condominium at the Piedmont Crossing Retirement Center in Thomasville where he tended his flower and vegetable gardens, participated in community activities, and assisted with the weekly services at Unity Place Church.  Following the death of his beloved wife in 2011, Steve lived in the health care facility at Piedmont Crossing.
Through his research, administrative work, teaching, and volunteer service in the community, Steve had a significant impact on the lives of many people.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend.  Those who knew him greatly appreciated his warmth and kindness, sharp intellect, leadership abilities, and wonderful sense of humor.  He is survived by his daughter, Emily Ooms and her husband Herman of Los Angeles, California; his son Mark Groszos and his wife Amy of Tallahassee, Florida; and three grandchildren, Renata Ooms, Jonathan Ooms, and Angela Groszos.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Hospice of Davidson County in Lexington, North Carolina.

George Kempland
RANDLEMAN — George Kempland, 83, died May 12, 2013.
Cremation Services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Richard Kennedy
SOPHIA — Richard Darrell Kennedy, 77, a resident of Sophia, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2013.
He was born on Sept. 28, 1935, in Randolph County, NC, to the late Lawson Kennedy and Myrtle Miller Kennedy. He was a retired employee of Kay-Lyn Furniture, and he was a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church. He enjoyed playing golf, and was a member of the High Point Seniors Golf Association.  He also enjoyed raising gamefoul. In addition to his parents, preceding him in death was his wife of 33 years; Vivian Peace Kennedy and a son; Darren Scott Kennedy.
Surviving are his children; Darrell Ray Kennedy and his wife Hazel of Trinity, Belinda Howard and her husband Randy and Kevin Kennedy and his wife Candace all of Archdale, his brothers; Charles Kennedy of Archdale, Billy Kennedy and Ronald Kennedy and his wife Deanna all of Trinity. Also surviving are his grandchildren; Christin and Corey Kennedy and Dustin Rozier.
A service to celebrate Richard’s life will be held Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at 2 p.m., from the Hopewell United Methodist Church with Pastor Ken Spencer officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 pm Tuesday at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.
Memorials in Richards’s memory may be sent to: the Building Fund of Hopewell United Methodist Church, 4540 Hopewell Church Road, Trinity, NC, 27370. Online condolences may be made at Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service of Archdale.

Edward C. Michener
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Edward C. Michener, an artist, veteran and member of the Everglades Club, died Thursday, May 9, 2013, in Palm Beach. He was 99.
Mr. Michener, a native of Pennsylvania, married Martha Mumper in 1941; she died in 2000. In 2004, he married Meredith Person of High Point, N.C., and Palm Beach.  He graduated from the Philadelphia College of Art, where he majored in illustration, and became art director of We the People magazine. He later worked as an art director for an advertising agency.  During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He also founded Edward C. Michener and Associates, an advertising, marketing and public relations agency in Harrisburg, Pa.
Throughout his business career, he remained a working artist. Mr. Michener had paintings featured in exhibitions, including The Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s annual juried exhibition and The Society of the Four Arts’ annual exhibition of contemporary American art. He also had two solo exhibitions at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens.  Mr. Michener served on the Everglades Club’s board of governors. In 1985, he started the newsletter Happenings and wrote the History of the Everglades Club 1917 to 1985.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Michener is survived by his son, Randolph E. Michener, and his partner, Brian Judge, of Washington D.C.; and his sister, Martha Jane Troutman, of Marysville, Pa. Stepchildren include Austin Finch and wife Jill, David Finch and wife Peggy, Sumner Finch and wife Elizabeth; and Meredith Finch. He had 10 step-grandchildren and one step-great grandchild. 
Services were held Saturday, May 11. Memorial gifts may be made to Opportunity Inc., 1713 Quail Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33409 or The Art Association of Harrisburg, 21 N. Front St., Harrisburg, PA 17101

Barbara Mintz
ASHEBORO — Barbara Ann Madison Mintz, 63, of Asheboro, died May 10, 2013.
A funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel.

Dot Myers
HIGH POINT — Dorothy “Dot” Lucille Farlow Myers, 88, entered into eternal rest with the Lord peacefully on May 7, 2013 with her family by her side.
Born Aug. 18, 1924, she was the daughter of Rilla Hearne and John Luther Farlow. On Oct. 30, 1942, she married her love of 57 years William Earl Myers.
A resident of High Point most of her life, Dot retired from Valspar Corporation and was a faithful member of Green Street Baptist Church for over 60 years. She was active in her Sunday school class, a member of the Sonshine Fellowship Club and ABWA. She had a multitude of friends.
Dot will always be remembered for her caring, sweet demeanor. She was a thoughtful, calm soul who was always smiling. She was beautiful both inside and out and loved everyone she met. Four years ago Dot moved to Gastonia, NC to be closer to family.
She cherished the time she was able to spend with her daughter and granddaughter so much. She was a resident of Abingdon Place and most recently Kindred Rehab Center. She became an Associate member of First ARP Church and always went when she was able.
In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by her sister Mary Grace Farlow, brother Max Farlow and son in law William Birt. Dot is survived by her only child Patty Birt of Gastonia, NC; granddaughter Emily Birt of Belmont, NC; sisters Ellen Evans and Maxine Miller, both of High Point.
A memorial service was held Saturday, May 11, 2013, in the chapel at First ARP Church in Gastonia. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 11 a.m. in Floral Garden Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Green Street Baptist Church, 1701 Westchester Drive, Suite 620, High Point, NC 27262.

Wiley Pegram
STOKESDALE ­— Wiley Gray Pegram, 74, died May 11, 2013.
Cremation Services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society and Chapel.

Stanley Rickert
HIGH POINT- Stanley K. Rickert, 57, died May 12, 2013.
Cremation Services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Maxine Sapp
GREENSBORO — Maxine Sapp, 81, died on Sunday, May 12, 2013.
Cremation Services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society and Chapel.

Sarlie Thompson
TRINITY — Mr. Sarlie Thompson, 88, of Trinity, died Saturday, May 11, 2013, at High Point Regional Hospital.
Sarlie was born Nov. 21, 1924 in Wake County to Gessie and Donie Evans.  He was married for 67 years to Melba Stephenson Thompson.  Sarlie loved to work in his garden, and was well known for his giant collards, okra, and tomatoes.  He loved attending Tom A. Finch YMCA in Thomasville and being a member of Creekside Senior Citizen Group.
In addition to his wife, Sarlie is survived by sons, Harold Thompson and wife Kathy of Trinity, Donnie Thompson and wife Ruby of Trinity, and Sherrill Thompson and wife Donna of Apex; 5 granddaughters; 10 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandsons; and his beloved dog, Benji.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Raleigh Memorial Park in Raleigh at 2 p.m. with the Reverend Steve Jarvis officiating.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 from 7 p.m.–9 p.m. at Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.
Online condolences may be made to Sarlie’s memorial page at  Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.

Ernest Wilson
ASHEBORO — Ernest Martin Wilson, 66, of Asheboro, died May 12, 2013.
A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at St John’s Lutheran Church.