Obituaries June 2, 2013
Peggy Miller Zakos
HIGH POINT — Peggy Miller Zakos, 63, passed away Tuesday morning at her log cabin home by Lake Tillery East of Albemarle with her husband, James B. Zakos by her side. Peggy was born Nov. 11, 1949, the daughter of the late Dr. Helen Pierce Miller and Errett D. (E.D.) Miller and was a High Point native and resident for many years, attending local schools and graduating from High Point Central High in 1967. During her teenage years she attended a national Girl Scout Jamboree in Idaho with her High Point troop. She was the idol of many American girls as the lucky winner of a local radio contest, she got to attend a live Beatles concert in Atlanta.
After Central High, Peggy served in the US Air Force in Texas. Upon her discharge, she returned to NC and continued with her education at UNC-Greensboro where she earned her BA in Psychology and her Masters in Education. She worked as a student counselor and advisor at GTCC for more than 20 years, where she encouraged young people to complete their GED and gain training and skills for life. She was a tireless advocate in and out of school for overlooked or troubled young people, always having time to chat and help them to work through life’s issues. Peggy met her tall and handsome James in 1987 and they were married in October 1988 at Castle McCullough to the accompaniment of Scottish bagpipes. Upon her retirement from GTCC in 2001, she and James designed and built a log cabin at Woodrun to which they retired to enjoy the quiet life.
Mrs. Zakos gained an early appreciation for God’s creatures and creations and was a staunch advocate for wildlife and animal causes. At her home on Birchwood Avenue in High Point and later at Woodrun, she loved to spend time working in her gardens and flower beds as she watched the birds and animals gather. She was an avid reader and also loved watching old western movies and TV shows.
She is survived by her husband, James B. Zakos of Mt. Gilead (Woodrun), NC; her two brothers, Dennis (Michelle) of Mesa, AZ; and Ralph (Carolyn) of Clemmons as well as wonderful sisters-in-law Tina Chason (Larry) and Barbara Zakos. Peggy loved being the doting aunt and/or great-aunt as she played with and laughed with her nine nieces and nephews through the years.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in the name of Peggy Zakos to the Hospice of Stanly County, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) or your favorite educational or scholarship fund.
HIGH POINT — Lee Thomas “Tommy” Henderson, 55, died May 31, 2013 at Hospice Home at High Point. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
HIGH POINT — Judy McMahan Hazelwood, 66 died May 31, 2013, at High Point Regional Hospital. A funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at 614 Fuller Mill Rd. North, Trinity, N.C. Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.
HIGH POINT — Bernice Wilson McCall, 89, died May 31, 2013, at Hospice Home at High Point. Johnson and Sons, High Point, is assisting the family.
Louise Willis Whitaker
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Mary Louise Willis Whitaker, age 70, passed away May 31, 2013, in the Hospice Home at High Point.
Mrs. Whitaker was born August 21, 1942, in McDowell County to Milton and Mary Owensby Willis. She was of the Baptist faith was retired from Harris Covington Hosiery Company. She was a loving mother, wife, and grandmother and sister, who lived her life for her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Walter Whitaker in August of 2004.
Surviving are her son, Thomas Leon Poole and wife Barbara of Archdale, and her step-son; Gary Whitaker and wife Sherry of Burlington. There are two sisters, Frances Lytle and husband Earl and Jean Carroll all of Marion, N.C. and four brothers; Ray Willis and wife Mary, Donnie Willis, and Ronnie Willis and wife Barbara all of Marion, and Robert Willis and wife Ann of Asheville, N.C. Mrs. Whitaker has two grandchildren; Heather Poole of High Point and Lydia Poole of Archdale.
A Celebration of Louise’s Life will be held Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in Charity Baptist Church in Archdale by the Reverend Elton Wilborne. Interment in McDowell Memorial Park will be at a later date. The family will receive friends at the church at 6:00 p.m. before the service. Please direct memorials to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262.
Please offer condolences with the family at www.sechrestfunerals.com.
Sylvia Ware Lucas
WINSTON-SALEM — Mrs. Sylvia Lucas, affectionately known as “Mema” and “Angel Baby” born February 12, 1939, the oldest of four children born to Carrie Lee McCrae Ware and Lucious Ware in Marlboro County, S.C. where her earlier years were spent. Her parents migrated to Brooklyn, N.Y., after her parent’s death Sylvia and her siblings returned to their roots in Marlboro County where she completed her formal education. She soon married the late John Wilson Lucas, Sr. and made Trinity, NC their home, and to their union three sons and one daughter was born. Soon after she lost her baby sister and became the mother of two more sons and another daughter. Because of her nourishing personality she adopted three other children along the way. Sylvia was a devoted wife and mother. Sylvia departed this earthly life on May 29, 2013. “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
She leaves to cherish her memory ten children: three daughters, Karen Watt Lucas of Archdale, N.C., Zena Owens Richards (Tracy), Hillsboro, N.C., and Jackie Grice (John), Sophia, N.C.; seven sons, John Troy McCall, Washington, D.C., John W. Lucas, Jr. (Deronda) Winston-Salem, N.C., James A. Lucas (Denise) Clemmons, N.C., Larry D. Lucas (Lynette),Wilmington, N.C., Richard P. Owens (Jasmine), Sacramento, California, Dennis Rebert (Cheryl),Trinity, N.C., and Charles Owens (Sonya), Suffolk, Virginia; Twenty grandchildren and six great -grand children; two sisters, Dorothy Ware Yon, North Bellmore, N.Y. and Allida Yvette Gupton, Wilmington, Del.; one brother, Willie James Ware (Mary), Winston Salem, N.C.; three sisters-in-law, Elease Miles, High Point, N.C., Ella Mae Dillagard, Columbia, S.C., and Willie Mae McCrae, Bennettsville, S.C.; five brothers-in-law, Prentiss (Ella Mae), Latta, S.C., Paul (Gloria), Glenola, N.C., Charles, Candor, N.C., Perry, Bennettsville, S.C., and Joseph Lucas, High Point, N.C.; and host of other nieces, nephews, other relatives and cherished friends.
Funeral Services will be held at Noon, Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at First Baptist Church, Trinity, 12504 Trinity Road, Trinity, NC 27370, (336) 431-5733) with Rev. Robin Plummer officiating. Interment will follow in Piedmont Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family visitation will be held from 11:00 am until Noon on Tuesday at the church. Family will receive friends and processional will leave, 527 Grove Park Lane, Lexington, N.C. Online expressions may be received at hooperfuneralhome.net and by visiting Hooper at facebook.com.
LEXINGTON — Robert R. Allen, 76, died June 1, 2013, at the High Point Regional Cancer Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at Sechrest Funeral Service, Archdale.
CARY — Mozelle Jones Bray, 89, died May 30, 2013. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at J.C. Green & Sons Chapel in Thomasville. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
HIGH POINT — Anita Kryger, 92, died May 31, 2013, at the Hospice Home at High Point. Arrangements will be announced by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.
TRINITY-Teresa “Tcee” (Johnson) Tickle, 55, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 28, 2013. She was the loving wife of Billy J. Tickle.
Mrs. Tickle was born on October 2, 1957, in High Point, a daughter of the late Samuel “Jack” and Maggie (Lookabill) Johnson. She was a 1975 graduate of Ragsdale High School, and was a former employee at Topsox for eight years, but spent most her life working in the textile industry.
Teresa lived life to the fullest. She loved spending time with her family and friends; Harleys, and Trans Ams.
She was a loving wife, mother, nana, sister, aunt and friend and her kind heart and beautiful smile will be missed by many.
In addition to her husband, Teresa is survived by a son, Billy John Tickle, Jr. of Lexington; a daughter, Tracy Lynn Caudle and her husband, Timothy of Trinity; three grandchildren, Keith Pegram of Trinity, Blake Tickle of Lexington, and Kaylee Caudle of Trinity; a sister, Jackie Hunsucker and her husband, Richard of High Point; a special niece, Donna Johnson Hill of Trinity; best friend, Effie Atwell of Lexington; nieces, nephews, and many friends.
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 with Minister Donna Johnson Hill officiating. A visitation will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Randolph County, 416 Vision Drive, Asheboro, NC 27203.