Obituaries May 30, 2013
Mickey Lynn Edwards
ARCHDALE — Mickey Lynn Edwards, 59, passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Hospice of High Point. There will be a memorial service at a later date. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.
Douglas Lee Gilliland
THOMASVILLE — Mr. Douglas Lee Gilliland, 62, a resident of Kennedy Road, died Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at Thomasville Medical Center. He was born on March 8, 1951, in Davidson County to the late William Lee Gilliland and Frances Louise Cody Gilliland. He worked for Willard-Stewart, Inc. in High Point and was an active member of Hillside Park Baptist Church for 34 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Vietnam era. He had a passion for tractor-pulling and hunting. He is vice president of O.T.T.P.A, (Old Time Tractor Pulling Association). He was preceded in death by his father, William Lee Gilliland on July 3, 2008.
On June 30, 1972, he married Patsy Louise Thomas, who survives of the home; also surviving is his daughter, Tracie Ward and husband Eddie of Lexington; son, Randall Gilliland of Thomasville; mother, Louise Cody Gilliland of Thomasville; brother, Terry Gilliland and wife Rebecca of Thomasville; and grandchildren, Amelia Ward, Noah Gilliland, and Gracie Gilliland.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 31, 2013, at 2:00 pm at Hillside Park Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Steve Chipps and Rev. Gary Myers officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Gilliland will remain at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville until taken to the church 30 minutes prior to the service. The family will be at the funeral home on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. and at other times at the home. Memorials may be directed to Hillside Park Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 441, Thomasville, NC 27361. On-line condolences may be sent to www.jcgreenandsons.com.
Ronnie Hilton Griffin
DENTON — Mr. Ronnie Hilton Griffin, 71, a resident of Denton, NC, passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday at J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Disabled Veterans, 806 National Highway, Thomasville, NC 27360.
Jerry S. Groome
JAMESTOWN — Jerry S. Groome, 65, passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. Arrangements are incomplete. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.
LEXINGTON — Janice Shirley Kennedy, 60, of Robert Hargrave Road, died Wednesday May 29, 2013. A memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday June 1, 2013, at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel in Lexington. Online condolences may be made at www.davidsonfuneralhome.net
Charles Samuel Lunsford
STOKESDALE — Charles Samuel Lunsford, 74, passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. Arrangements are incomplete. Services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.
Louis Francis Ovittore, Jr.
HIGH POINT — Mr. Louis Francis Ovittore, Jr., 65, passed away May 29, 2013, at High Point Regional Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Davis Funerals & Cremations.
Floetta W. Parks
ASHEBORO — Mrs. Floetta Wood Parks, 74, of Asheboro, NC, died Monday, May 27, 2013. Funeral will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2013, at Ridge Funeral Home. Arrangements by Ridge Funeral Home & Cremation Service.
Gloria Jeane Radon
SEAGROVE Mrs. Gloria Jeane Radon, 67, passed away May 29, 2013, at High Point Regional Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Sechrest Funeral Service, Archdale.
Harold Ingram Spainhour
SOPHIA — Harold Ingram Spainhour, 92, formerly of High Point, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.
Arnold Floyd Spaugh
HIGH POINT — Arnold Floyd Spaugh, 83, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at his residence. A celebration of life service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Life on Lexington, 620 East Lexington Avenue, High Point. Burial will follow in Floral Garden Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church. Condolences may be left on Mr. Spaugh’s memorial page at www.cumbyfuneral.com Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.
Teresa (Johnson) Tickle
TRINITY — Teresa (Johnson) Tickle, 55, died Tuesday, May 28, 2013. A celebration of life memorial service will be 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2013, in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, 206 Trindale Road, Archdale. Visitation will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left on memorial page at www.cumbyfuneral.com. Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.
Miss Kellie Diane Ward
KERNERSVILLE — Miss Kellie Diane Ward, age 49, passed away Wednesday, May 29, in Wesley Long Hospital.
Kellie was born June 14, 1963, in High Point and graduated from Andrews High School, attended UNCW and received her degree from GTCC. She had been associated with the Budd Group in Greensboro for several years. Kellie was a member of the Jubilee Worship Center in Greensboro.
She is survived by her mother, Evelyn Ward of High Point; her father and step-mother, Grayson and Kay Luckadoo Ward of Shelby, NC; her sister, Amy Ronce and husband Tom of Irvine, CA; and her brother, Wes Ward and wife Sarah of Greensboro. Kellie has several nieces who also survive.
A graveside service will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. in Floral Garden Park Cemetery by Pastor Carolyn Lee. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. at Sechrest Funeral Service on E. Lexington Avenue in High Point.
Memorials may be directed to the Jubilee Worship Center, 143 Blue Bell Road, Greensboro, NC 27406. Please share your condolences with the family at www.sechrestfdunerals.com.
Rita Fowler Webster
TRINITY — Rita Fowler Webster, 50, resident of Trinity, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at her residence. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.
Elco “Pop” Wright
HIGH POINT — Mr. Elco “Pop” Wright, 92, of High Point, died on May 29, 2013, at his residence. Homegoing celebration is incomplete and entrusted to People’s Funeral and Cremation Service Inc.