Obituaries December 12, 2012

Dec. 11, 2012 @ 06:26 PM

Martha Kinney
LEXINGTON — Martha Fritts Kinney, 88, of Lexington died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012.
A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec.13, 2012 at First Baptist Church.
Piedmont Funeral Home is serving the Kinney family.

Bonnie H. Hill
HIGH POINT — Bonnie H. Hill,78, of High Point, formerly of Stokesdale, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. Bonnie was born in Stokesdale to W. Leonard and Bertha Holland on Dec. 31, 1933. She was one of twelve children: three brothers, Jimmy, Jack and Grady; and eight sisters, Frances, Ruth, Joanne, Nancy, Gladys, Jean, Judy and Linda (deceased.)  Bonnie worked at W & J Rives and Fox Apparel before retiring.  She loved fishing, bingo and cooking. 
Survivors include four daughters, Dianna and Ted Wilson of Welcome, N.C.; Hilda and Matt King of Thomasville, N.C.; Susan and Joe Bolen of High Point, N.C.; and Debbie and Steve Barnhart of High Point, N.C. She has five stepchildren, thirteen grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at Sechrest Funeral Service, 1301 E. Lexington Ave.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at 11 a.m., at Sechrest Chapel.
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Donald Beck
BOLIVIA, N.C. — Donald Fred Beck, 80, of Supply died Dec. 9, 2012, at Brunswick Novant Medical Center.
He was born June 26, 1932 in Thomasville to June E. Beck and Etta Wood Beck. He served in the U.S. Navy, a veteran of the Korean War. He was retired from Old Dominion Freight Lines and Colonial Freight Lines and was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Thomasville.  He had made Supply his home since 1990, moving from Thomasville, N.C.  He was married Aug.26, 1955 to Christine Lee Martin, who preceded him in death Jan. 3, 2007. He was also preceded in death by Brothers Von C. Beck, Glenn E. Beck, George F. Beck, Grover H. Beck and sisters Mozelle Hill, Grace Beck, Brownie Leonard, and Hester Phillips.
Surviving are his daughters Cindy Tuttle and husband Randall of Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Shannon Stoddard of Lake Wylie, S.C.; sons Charles H. Sluder and wife Catherine of Jamestown, and Tracy Beck of Holden Beach; one sister Nellwood Parrish of Thomasville and one brother Billy J. Beck and his wife Betty of Thomasville. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren, Stephanie, Chris, Gwen, Curtis and Casey; and 5 great-grandchildren, Bailey, Autumn, Brennan, Ashton and Colby.
Funeral Services will be held at Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Thomasville, N.C., with Pastor Jonathan P. Conrad officiating. Burial will follow at Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Beck will remain at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville, until the service hour. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be directed to the Renovation Fund of Grace Lutheran Church, 115 Unity Street, Thomasville, N.C. 27360.
Online condolences may be sent to the Beck family at

Ralph Ledford Musgrave
ARCHDALE — Mr. Ralph Ledford Musgrave, 83, of Archdale, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at Hospice Home in High Point.
Ralph was born May 22, 1929, in Lexington, N.C., a son to the late Dan and Margaret Embler Musgrave. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Clyde and Alvin Musgrave. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in High Point, serving in their parson’s table, and also participated in the Meals on Wheels program. Ralph was a U.S. Navy Veteran, serving during the Korean War Conflict. On March 25, 1951, he married the former Joan Day. He was a graduate of Lexington High School and Catawba College. Ralph retired as an accountant from Auto Trader magazine. He enjoyed playing golf and flying in his spare time. He was a dedicated and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Joan Musgrave of the home; five daughters, Debbie Parks and her husband, Bill, of Weddington, N.C., Susan Avery and her husband, Richard, of Charlotte, Jenny Bates and her husband, Gary, of Springfield, Va., Amy Josey and her husband, Franklin, of Trinity, and Jill Amaya and her husband, Axel, of Clayton, N.C.; nine grandchildren, Jonathan Parks, Carrie Burleson, Michael Avery, Pamela Carlson, Heather Bates, Lauren and Rick Josey, Kaelin and Andrew Amaya; two great-grandchildren, Madden and Mason Avery; and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15, at First United Methodist Church in High Point with Rev. Fran Moran officiating.  The family will receive friends from 3 until 4 Saturday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262 or to the National Kidney Foundation.
Online condolences may be made at  Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale. 

Welborn Keith Jones
HIGH POINT — Mr. Welborn Keith Jones, 54, of High Point, went to be with the Lord, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 at Thomasville Medical Center.
Keith was born on May 19, 1958, in Guilford County, a son to the late Ralph Jones and Mrs. Jewel Eads Jones who survives him. He was of the Baptist faith. Keith was very active in Boys Scouts of America, and was a member of Troop 72, Order of the Arrow Lodge 70.
He is survived by his son, Russell Jones of the home; his mother, Jewel Jones of High Point; one sister, Carolyn Van Nest and her husband, Dean, of Alice, Tx; two grandchildren, Grace Carter and Trevor Carter.
A memorial service will be held 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 14 in the Chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale with Rev. Bill Barnes officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.  
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Troop and Pack 72, in care of Erika Pennington, 5489 Tom Hill Rd. Trinity, N.C. 27370
Online condolences may be made at  Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.

Jerry Darnell
LEXINGTON — Jerry Thomas Darnell, 71, of Pope Street, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at Forsyth Medical Center.
A funeral Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and other times at the home.

George D. Macklin
REIDSVILLE - George D. Macklin, 59, died on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at Moses Cone Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Funeral services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Elisa Jacobs
WINSTON-SALEM - Elisa Jacobs, 51, died on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

David Devore III
ASHEBORO - David Glenn Devore, III, 25, died on Thursday, Dec.6, 2012. Memorial service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15, at North Asheboro Park 1939 Canoy Dr. at the Frisbee Golf Course. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Margarie Thomas Rivers
THOMASVILLE — Margarie Thomas Rivers, 78, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 at Piedmont Crossing Health Care Center in Thomasville, N.C.  Mrs. Rivers was born on May 4, 1934 in the Sandy Creek Area of Blue Ridge, Ga. to Alton and Bernice Thomas. She graduated from Blue Ridge High School. After making her home in High Point, N.C., she worked for the Lilly Company for 13 years. In addition, she was a true Christian, loving mother, homemaker and a great wife. Margie loved music, playing the piano, singing, playing bridge and traveling.
In 1981, she married McLaurin E. (Chuck) Rivers, who survives of the home at Piedmont Crossing in Thomasville.  Margie has two children, Richard L. Shook of Harrodsburg, Ky. and Donna S. Harms of Jamestown, N.C.; three step children, Cathy Smith of Winston-Salem, N.C., Mike Rivers of Greensboro, N.C. and Mary Denise Hasker of Huntersville, N.C. In addition, she has seven grandchildren, Richard Shook II, Nicole Pallaci, Lauren Bolander, Emma Hasker, Hanna Hasker, Mac Smith, and Will Rivers. She also has two great grandchildren, Abby and Brooke Bolander.
There will be family visitation at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville, N.C. on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. There will also be a family visitation at the Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home in Hampton, S.C. on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 from 6-8 p.m.  Graveside services will be held at the Crocketville Cemetery in Crocketville, S.C. on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the UCHS Foundation, 100 Hedrick Drive, Thomasville, N.C. 27360 or Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, N.C. 27292.  On-line condolences may be sent to

James ‘Jimmy’ W. Burger
LEXINGTON – Mr. James “Jimmy” Winton Burger, 79, a resident of 12387 Hwy 8, South, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012 at his residence.
A native of Guilford County he was born on March 8, 1933 a son of Clifton and Eva Teague Burger.  Jimmy was a member of Macedonia United Methodist Church and former member of Welch Memorial United Methodist Church. He was an Elementary School Teacher and taught for thirty-three years at Archdale Elementary as teacher and principal, Hunter Hills Elementary, Wiley Elementary and Clara J. Peck Elementary where he retired.  In addition to being active in his church, he was involved with Meals on Wheels, Lions Club, Sertoma Club and was a driver of a Nascar Show Car for Bill Davis and Steve Grissom. He also served his nation as a member of US Army during the Korean War and later retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the N.C. National Guard. Jimmy was preceded by one brother & one sister, Shelly Burger and Mary Lou Cox and by his wife Raye Anne Presler Burger in 1989.
He is survived by his children, James “Jim” W. Burger, II and wife Betty of Kernersville, Terry R. Burger of the home, and  Kimberly “Jill” Wiggs and husband Bryan of High Point, one grandchild, Dawn Fogleman and three great grandchildren, Cy, Maddy, Joe Fogleman and a special friend, Susan Kirschner of Greensboro.
A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at 11a.m., Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale with Rev. Randy Blatten officiating. Burial will follow in the Floral Garden Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be made on Jimmy’s memorial webpage at  Arrangements at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.

Annie Laurie Gannaway Dixon
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Annie Laurie Gannaway Dixon, 87, a resident of Adams Farm Living and Rehabilitation died on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 at the residence. Johnson and Sons Funeral Home, High Point is assisting the family.  Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Linda Smith
HIGH POINT — Linda Westmoreland Leonard Smith, 64, a resident of High Point, passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2012.
She was born in Guilford County, N.C., on Nov. 29, 1948 to the late Hughes Presley Westmoreland and Irene Jones Westmoreland. She was a member of Spring Hill United Methodist Church. Linda was very creative, and she enjoyed Interior design, sewing and cooking. On Jan. 7, 2006 she was married to Larry Smith, he survives of the home.
Also surviving are her children; Jonathan Daniel Leonard and his wife Tisha, Erran Andrew Smith and his wife Karma, and Michael Julian Smith, her sister; Debbie W. Loggins and her husband Joe Don, her brothers; Hugh P. Westmoreland, Jr., and Tony M. Westmoreland. Also surviving are her grandchildren; Jacob Daniel Leonard, Chase William Leonard, Macy Reagan Smith, and Andrew James Smith, 4 Nieces and 2 Nephews.
A service to celebrate Linda’s life will be held Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 at 3 p.m., at Spring Hill United Methodist Church, with Pastor Sandra Ireson officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 until 8 p.m. Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point. Memorials in Linda’s memory may be sent to: American Cancer Society Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro, N.C. 27407 or to Spring Hill United Methodist Church, 240 Spring Hill Church Rd, High Point, N.C. 27262. Online condolences may be made at Arrangements are by Cumby Family Funeral Service of High Point.

Gracie “Peggy” Pearl Prevatte Rogers
NEW LONDON – Gracie “Peggy” Pearl Prevatte Rogers, 70, passed away on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 at Hinkle House in Lexington. She was the wife of Franklin Ray Rogers whom she married on Oct. 20, 1959 and shared a life with for 53 years.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Community Chapel Baptist Church, 3501 Ravendale Dr., Greensboro, with Rev. Jason Prevatte and Rev. Ray Calhoun officiating. A visitation will be on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 from 7 – 9 p.m. at Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale. Burial will be held at Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery in Greensboro following the service.
Peggy was born on May 28, 1942 in Conway, SC to the late Earl Lawrence and Ora Mae Grainger Prevatte. She worked most of her life as a skilled seamstress in the fabric industry, alongside being a devoted wife, mother, and eventually grand and great-grandmother. Peggy had a talent and love for sewing, crocheting and crafts. Peggy was a generous and lovable woman. Her family was the most important aspect of her life and she showed it by being a wonderful homemaker who cared and loved her family throughout her entire life.
In addition to her husband, Peggy is survived by two sons, Donald Ray Rogers and wife Teresa of Trinity and David Michael Rogers and wife Crystal of Archdale; three daughters, Gloria Mae Ingram and husband Michael of Sophia, Teresa Lynne Campbell and fiancé Johnny Bent of Salisbury, and Jacqueline Willodean Rogers Davis and husband Ricky Dean of New London; two sisters, Carolyn Prevatte Lewallen of New London and Liddy Prevatte Houston and husband Jeff of Sophia; three brothers, John Dillon Prevatte and Pam of Hickory, Roy Lee Prevatte and wife Vickie  of Trinity, and Wendell Wayne Prevatte of Thomasville; 13 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Peggy was preceded in death by a brother, Lacy Earl Prevatte.
The family wishes to invite anyone wanting to visit with the family to stop by the home of Peggy’s son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Teresa, on Thursday or Friday before the service at 4296 Dawnwood Dr., Trinity, N.C. 27370.
In memory of Peggy, memorial contributions may be directed to: Hinkle Hospice House, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, N.C. 27292.
Condolences may be left on Peggy’s page at
Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.