Obituaries April 21, 2013

Apr. 20, 2013 @ 06:10 PM

Lois C. Snyder
LEXINGTON — Lois Cranford Snyder, 92, of Lexington Health Care formerly of Druid Hills, Lexington died Friday, April 19, 2013 in WFBH-Lexington Medical Center.
The family will have a private service later.
Davidson Funeral Home is serving the family.

Pearl Blake
DENTON — Mrs. Pearl Cole Blake, age 88 of Denton died Friday, April 19, 2013.
Graveside services will be held 3 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2013 at Lick Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will see friends on Monday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton.

DeLinda Sue Singleton Boles
THOMASVILLE — Mrs. DeLinda Sue Singleton Boles, 48, a resident of Lower Lake Rd., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 19, 2013 at the Henry Etta & Bruce Hinkle Hospice House after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born on Aug. 25, 1964 in Horry County, S.C. to the late Billy Marion Singleton and the late Bonnie Faye Wright. She worked for Ornamental Products and was of the Baptist faith. Her only sadness was she had to leave her loving husband, children, sisters, family, and friends.
On Sept. 19, 1987, she married Max Lee Boles, Jr., who survives of the home; also surviving is her daughter, Jenny Marie Boles of Thomasville; son, Jason Lee Boles and wife Kelly of Archdale; sisters, Brenda Faye Myers and husband Dale of Galivants Ferry, S.C., Billie Lynn Singleton of Thomasville, and Cindy Marion Walker and husband Kenneth of Trinity; two grandchildren, Adalyn and Brooklyn Boles; five nieces; and eight nephews.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 22, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville with Rev. Jason Boles and Chaplain Rev. David S. Kolb officiating. The family will be at the funeral home on Sunday from 6-8 p.m. and at other times at the home. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC  27292. Online condolences may be sent to

Dorothy Barker James
OAK RIDGE - Dorothy Barker James, 83, died on Friday, April 19, 2013. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Wayne Ball
TRINITY – Mr. Russell Wayne Ball, age 54, a loving husband, father, grand-father, brother and friend, of 4266 Hunters Run, was pronounced dead at High Point Regional Hospital Thursday, April 18 from an apparent heart attack suffered while playing golf at a local golf course.
A lifelong resident of this area, Wayne was born Sept. 9, 1958 in High Point the son of the late L.B. and Wilma Croker Ball. An avid competitor, Wayne enjoyed most sports and card games. He was a truck driver for over 34 years and on Nov. 7, 1988 formed a truck driving team when he married the former Tammy Shadrick. At the time of his death they were driving out of Dobson, North Carolina for Golding Transport. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by a brother, Steve Harrell and a brother-in-law, Ronnie Shadrick.
Wayne is survived by his wife of 24 years, Tammy of the home; his daughter, Andrea Ball Kestner and her husband Dennis Kestner, III of Thomasville; his son, Phillip Wayne Ball and his wife Jillian of Mebane; one brother, Kenneth Ball and his wife Ann of Lexington, South Carolina; two brothers-in-law, Mike and Frankie Loflin and two grandsons, Alex Kestner and Eli Ball. 
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale with Wayne’s dear friend The Reverend Michael Davis officiating. Burial will be in Holly Hill Memorial Park in Thomasville. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
The family requests that memorial contributions be directed to the American Cancer Society (High Point Unit), 4-Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro, NC 27407. Please post tributes to Wayne on his web page at Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale. 

Lorraine Wallace McCain
Kernersville – Mrs. Lorraine Wallace McCain died Friday, April 19, 2013. A graveside service will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at First Baptist Church of Franklinville. Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the McCain family.

Edward “Eddie” Frank Holmes III 
ARCHDALE — Edward “Eddie” Frank Holmes III, 28 of Archdale died Thursday, April 18, 2013 at his home.  Born July 5, 1984 in Berlin, Vt. he is a son of Edward Frank Holmes, Jr. and Brenda Lee Getchius  Baldwin. Eddie was an avid NASCAR  and  Jimmy Johnson fan. He was also a big fan of the NFL’s New England Patriots and of his dogs Daisy and Bailey.
Eddie is survived by his wife Melissa Raye Holmes  of the home, father Edward Frank Holmes Jr. of Trinity and mother Brenda Baldwin and husband Ralph of Trinity. He is also survived by five sibling, Kevin John Stevens of  Marshville, Vt. Gary James Stevens of Barre, Vt., Kristie Lynn Norman of Thomasville, Mark Edward Baldwin of Trinity and Joshua William Baldwin of Thomasville.   Also surviving are a special aunt Linda Marie Holmes of Barre, Vt., special cousin Samantha Lynn Peavey of Barre, Vt. and extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Eddie Holmes will be held 5 p.m. Tuesday in chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale. The family will greet friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that  memorials may be made to The NephCure Foundation, 15 Waterloo Avenue, Berwyn, PA, 19312.  Online condolences may be made on Eddie’s memorial page at  Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral  Service, Archdale.

William “Bill” Edgar Cornwall Jr. 
HIGH POINT — William “Bill” Edgar Cornwall, Jr., 73 passed away Monday, April 15, 2013 at his residence with his family by his side. He was the loving husband of Loretta L. (Kolosky) to whom he was married to for 49 years.
Mr. Cornwall was born on March 28, 1940 in Warren, PA, a son of the late William E. Cornwall, Sr. and Agda (Holmberg) Cornwall. He was a graduate of Warren Area High School and a former employee of Hanson Building and Supply Company for 30 years until his retirement.
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran serving his country during the Vietnam War.
Mr. Cornwall was a member of Augsburg Lutheran Church.
His love for music began early in his life and continued until the end. He was a member of the Barber Shop Quartet in high school, was the choir director in the Air Force and later at Grace Lutheran.
Mr. Cornwall also loved boating with his family in his spare time.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Cornwall is survived by a daughter, Deborah Hicks and her husband, Marc ; a son, Jeffrey Cornwall and his wife, Lora ; four grandchildren, Andrew Cornwall, Alexandra Hicks, Ryan Hicks, and Rebekah Cornwall, all of Thomasville; a brother, Robert Cornwall and his wife, Happy of Randolph, NY; and many nieces, nephews and close friends.
A celebration of life service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Augsburg Lutheran Church, 845 W. Fifth Street, Winston-Salem, with the Rev. Dr. Ronald A. Rinn officiating. A visitation will be held an hour prior at the church.
A special thank you to the entire staff at Hospice Home, High Point for the exceptional care and support they gave Mrs. Cornwall and her family during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to CurePSP at 30 E. Padonia Road, Suite 201, Timonium, MD 21093 or
Condolences may be left on Mr. Cornwall’s memorial page at
Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.

Rosene Meredith Trexler
THOMASVILLE — Rosene Meredith Trexler of Thomasville died Friday, April 19 at Hospice Home of High Point.
She was born July 6, 1925, the daughter of the late Darius E. and Blanche Jones Meredith. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Meredith Ann) Eanes of Thomasville; two sons, Daniel K. Trexler and Mark A. Trexler both of Thomasville; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Mitchell of High Point, and Mrs. Evelyn Davis of Thomasville; two brothers, Darrell E. (Beatrice) Meredith, and Robert F. (Margaret) Meredith both of Thomasville; four grandchildren, Susanna Benton, Mrs. Chad (Jennifer) East, Joshua (Deylissa) Eanes, and Mrs. Todd (Julie) Messner; and seven great grandchildren, Zachery Eanes, Julia Eanes, Katie Benton, Olivia East, Lucy Rose East, Margaret Messner, and Mary Elizabeth Messner.
Rosene was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Carl Trexler, Jr., infant daughter Laura Lou Trexler, and brothers D. C. Meredith, A. Barkley Meredith, and James H. Meredith.
Rosene was a 1943 graduate of Hasty High School and in 1944 graduated from Ashmore Business College. She began her work life in 1944 for the Civil Service Commission (War Department) in High Point in what was then the Southern Furniture Exposition Building. While World War II was in progress the War Department offices in High Point moved to St. Louis, Missouri and Rosene transferred there with some of her closest friends where she worked until after the war was over. She then worked for Heritage Furniture, Wachovia Bank, Textile Insurance Company, Hewlett-Parkard (Bivens-Caldwell), the High Point Chamber of Commerce, Dr. John Brockmann, and her last position before retiring Secretary of High Point Friends Meeting.
Rosene was a life-long member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Thomasville, where she was a member of the Christian Fellowship Class, the Love Circle, and Wednesday at Pleasant Grove. She served as Church Historian, Chairperson of the Administrative Board, member of the Trustees, chaired several committees and served as a lay delegate to Annual Conference several times.
She was a devoted member of the PG Readers book club, which she said was really a support group that read books; the National Historic Preservation Society, the Tarheel Needlework Guild; and a charter member of the Western North Carolina Historical Society.
A celebration of life and remembrance will be held Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Thomasville, conducted by Rev. Karen Smith, Rev. Joe Parker, and Rev. Ardis Payne. The family will receive visitors at a reception following the service in the Kennedy Christian Life Center of the Church. Memorials may be directed to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church , 1393 Hasty School Road, Thomasville, NC 27360.
Online condolences may be left on Mrs. Trexler’s memorial page at
Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.

Linda Reece Kennerly
THOMASVILLE – Mrs. Linda Reece Kennerly, age 77, a resident of this area for the past 50 years, died Friday, April 19 at Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington.
Linda was born Jan. 28th, 1936 in Forsyth County a daughter of the late William Franklin and Annie Newsom Reece. She received her undergraduate degree, and in 1975 she received her Master’s Degree in Education from UNCG. She touched many hearts in many ways and was highly regarded as an educator, receiving many awards for her work. She retired after teaching 38 years from Trinity High School. Together; she and her husband enjoyed creating ceramics and pottery in their home studio.
Surviving are her husband Ellis R. “Buddy” Kennerly of the home; one brother, Billy N. Reece of East Bend; a sister, Mary Jane Hoge of Alexandria, Louisiana and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service to celebrate Linda’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale with Pastor Allen Brown officiating. At her request no visitation will be held.
“Buddy” extends a special appreciation to one loving “child” who has been by Linda’s side though her illness for the past year and who has always been there for the both of us. Thank you Cathy for all that you have done and continue to do.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hinkle Hospice House, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292. Online condolences can be made on Linda’s webpage at Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.