Obituaries December 14, 2012

Dec. 14, 2012 @ 01:22 PM

Marshall Ledford Smith
COLFAX — Marshall Ledford Smith, 78, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born Nov. 11, 1934 in Stokes Co. to the late Austin N. and Margaret McGee Smith.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Douglas Austin Smith.
Surviving are his loving companion and sweetheart of 28 years, Anna Sapp; children, Teresa Smith, Dana Sexton and husband, Bobby, Heather Hilton (Darrin Poirier), Phyllis Wilson and husband, Don, Joy Lennartz and husband, Jay; grandchildren, Krysta Nicole Sexton, Austin Tanner Sexton, Aubrey Renee Hilton, Bryson Clark Hilton, Tonya Brewster (Dennis Wringler), Lindsay Marie Wilson, Andrew Wilson, Chase Lennartz and Summer Lennartz; two great-grandchildren, Nicholas Brewster and Haleigh Brewster; and one brother, Sidney Levon Smith and wife, Linda.
A Funeral Service will be conducted at noon Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at Hayworth Miller Kernersville Chapel with Chaplain Rennie Adcock officiating. A private Graveside Service will be conducted following the service at Floral Garden Memorial Park in High Point.  The family will receive friends one hour prior at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston Salem, N.C. 27103.
Online condolences may be made at

Robert “RC” Bull
LEXINGTON — Robert Clinton “RC” Bull, 77, formerly of Sink Inn Road, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, in Winston-Salem following a serious illness which he fought four months.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Davidson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home and other times at the home of his daughter on Avalon Drive.

William H. Laughlin
RANDLEMAN — William Haywood Laughlin, age 79 died December 12, 2012.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Friendship Baptist Church.
Pugh Funeral Home, Randleman is serving the family.

Derelys Arlene Anderson Stookey
HIGH POINT — Derelys Arlene Anderson Stookey passed away peacefully at her home on December 12, 2012. Her father Carl Raymond Anderson, her mother Ruth Bjorkman Anderson and her husband Daniel Stookey preceded her in death. She was born May 18, 1929.
Derelys attended Augustana College in Moline, Ill. from 1947 – 1948. In 1948 she was employed by the Moline Public Library. In 1949 she went to work for a pathologist at Moline Lutheran Hospital as a medical secretary. She married Daniel Stookey on Nov. 15, 1951. Her son Lewis was born in 1954, her daughter Greta was born in 1955 and her son Erik was born in 1958.
Derelys was active in Republican politics while living in Waukegan, Ill., attaining status as a Precinct #41 Committee Woman for Lake County in 1960.  In 1965 she was elected Vice President of the Lake County Republican Party. She held both positions until 1968. She and her family moved to Belleville, Ill. in 1968, to Toledo, Ohio in 1970 and on to High Point, N.C. in 1971.
In between raising her family and work she found time for a correspondence course in interior design with the New York School of Design. She was employed by Sears Roebuck and J C Penney in the home decorating departments. Derelys was known for her discriminating taste, beautiful blue eyes and gorgeous gray hair.
Late in life she changed party affiliation to the Democratic Party. She was recently involved with the Board of Elections manning various polling places in Guilford County until 2008. Derelys attended Guilford County until 2008. Derelys attended exercise classes three days a week at the Roy Culler Senior Center and had many friends there.
The last six months of her life were not kind to Derelys, her health simply failed. Her final wish was to go home. Now she is “at home” in the kingdom of heaven with her one true love, Dan Stookey and all of her family and friends who had gone before her. She has found peace at last. We have so many wonderful memories of our mother and we will cherish them.
She is survived by her son Lewis, wife Sherry, their daughter Adrienne Stookey Rozell and husband Michael; daughter Greta, life partner Ginger Bowman; son Erik, wife Darla, their sons Marshall Gray and Anderson Mark.
The family would like to thank all of her physicians at Cornerstone Health Care, the staff at High Point Regional Health System, the staff at Visiting Angels, and the staff at Hospice of the Piedmont for their due diligence and wonderful patient care. There will be a memorial service, Monday Dec. 17, 2012, 6 p.m. with a visitation following the service at Sechrest Funeral Service in High Point.

John Palmer Clark Sr.
HIGH POINT — Mr. John Palmer Clark Sr., 85, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 at his High Point residence. John was born on April 4, 1927. Passing on the highway to heaven John passed his new great granddaughter Lillian Faye Jones whose mother Katie was so proud on this day of Dec. 12, 2012.
Preceding him in death was his son John Palmer Clark Jr.  He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Joan Ferguson Clark, four children, two sons: Tim Clark, Tony Clark; two daughters: Pam Clark Sheree Clark, two daughters in law; Laura Clark and Phyllis Clark.  He had four grandchildren: Chris Cox, Justin Freeman, Katie Jones and Makenzie Clark.
John was in the Furniture Industry for over 67 years being involved in every facet from manufacturing to delivery. John enjoyed driving tractor trailers, wrestling, cards, bowling, baseball, football and even racing cars.
John will be remembered as a decent and spirited man that found the humor in every opportunity he was given.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m. with Sechrest Funeral Home on Lexington Ave. High Point, N.C., followed by visitation.
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Thomas (Tom) Carl Duke
High Point – Thomas Carl Duke, 80, passed away on Dec. 11, 2012 at High Point Regional Hospital.
Tom was born in Nashville, Tenn. on Sept. 25, 1932. Tom had many adventures in his life. He served in the Air Force and was a banker for many years before entering into building and developing.  From Tennessee to Texas to California, Mr. Duke would eventually find himself in Atlanta before moving to High Point, where he lived for more than 30 years. In 1987, Tom made the decision to begin building on his land and started a construction company focused on new homes in the Quail Run Farm subdivision. His sons carry on the tradition with Duke Brothers builders.  Tom enjoyed jazz music, playing the saxophone, and dancing the jitterbug.
Preceding him in death was his wife, Sandra Wells Duke. He leaves behind his children Steven Duke (Lisa), Alan Duke (Sherrie), Matthew Duke, and grandchildren Ethan and Gavin.  Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 4A Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro, N.C. 27407 or a charity of your choice. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15 at Sechrest Funeral Home in High Point. The family will receive friends after the service.

Jerry Lois Moody
ASHEBORO — Mrs. Jerry Lois Draughn Moody, 67, of Asheboro, N.C., died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012.
A funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Balfour Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends from 6 - 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at Ridge Funeral Home.
Arrangements by Ridge Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

Carlos Ernesto Patino
HIGH POINT- Carlos Ernesto Patino, 60, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2012 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. A memorial mass will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, Winston-Salem. Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.

David Wall
HIGH POINT – Mr. David Wall, 35, departed this life on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012 at Duke University Hospital. He was born on May 13, 1977 in Quantico, Va. to Alfornia Wall whom preceded him in death and Gertrude H. Wall.
David attended Guilford County Schools and graduated from T. Wingate Andrews Senior High School, class of 1996 where he was a basketball player. After high school, he continued his education attending the Marine Military Academy in Harlingen, Texas, Carl Albert State College in Poteau, Okla., where he received an Associate of Arts Degree in Health Physical Education and Recreation. He then furthered his education at Southern Miss College in Hattiesburg, Miss. on a basketball scholarship. Thereafter, continuing his passion and career for basketball by playing in Barcelona, Spain and China for 3 years.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Crystle Bowers Wall of the home; mother, Gertrude Wall of High Point, N.C.; one daughter, Nataliya Davon MaGee of Hattiesburg, Miss.; four step children, Amber Bowers of Charlotte, N.C., Amity Bowers of Greensboro, N.C., Alex Bowers of the home and Gregory Lennon of Atlanta, Ga.; two brothers, Keith L. Hunt and Alfornia Jason Wall, Jr., both of High Point, N.C; two sisters, Karen and Sharon Little both of High Point, N.C.; special nieces and nephews, Kyeria, Haley, Ethan, Lyndsey, Nasir, Trenesa Wall (JC) all of High Point, N.C.; and a host of aunts, uncles cousins and very special friends.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Williams Memorial C.M.E. Church, 3400 Triangle Lake Rd., High Point, N.C. The family will receive friends at the church from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Carolina Biblical Gardens, Jamestown, N.C.
Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service Inc., High Point, N.C.
Online condolences may be sent to the Wall family at

Eva Dene Comer Scearce
HIGH POINT — Eva Dene Comer Scearce-87-passed away on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at Baptist Hospital Palliative Care.
Eva was born in Wilkes County, N.C. to the late Commie Lee and Dina Lenora Comer. Eva lived in High Point for 54 years. She was a Registered Nurse, working and retiring from Baptist Hospital. Eva was a member of the Jamestown United Methodist Church.
Those left to cherish her memory are a daughter Brenda Dawn Hobson and husband Gil of Pfafftown, a son Dicky  Scearce and wife Susan of Cedar Point, a son-in-law Scott Osborne and wife Kim, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Eva is preceded in death by her husband J D Scearce, daughter Kathryn Osborne, sister Ruby Wilde and brother Charles Comer.
Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday , Dec. 15, 2012, 11 a.m. at Sechrest Funeral Chapel in High Point. The family will receive friends from 10 -11a.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow at Floral Gardens Memorial Park in High Point. The family would like to express their  sincere appreciation to the nurses and staff at Oak Forest Rehabilitation and the Palliative Care Unit at Baptist Hospital.
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Archibald Broadus Bass
ARCHDALE — Archibald Broadus Bass of Archdale died Wednesday at High Point Regional Hospital. Born Jan. 10, 1922 in Iredell County he is a son of the late Charles Bass, Sr. and Dennie Moore Bass. Mr. Bass served in the US Army during World War II where he fought in five major battles. He worked at Fieldcrest Cannon Mills for 50 years and later worked for Gary’s Bar BQ. Mr. Bass was a member of Archdale United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents Mr. Bass was preceded in death by his first wife Hester Teal Bass after 44 years of marriage, two sisters Pearl Fulcher and Velma Bass and seven brothers, Wade Bass, Bill Bass, Horace Bass, Dan Bass, Wilbur Bass, David Bass and Charles Bass, Jr.
Mr. Bass is survived by his wife of 22 years Margaret Bass, two daughters, Evelyn Sings and husband Maynard, Sylvia Ritchie and husband Gary and one son Don Bass and wife Candy. He is also survived by a step daughter Keana Jarrell, and stepsons Randy Jarrell and Brent Jarrell and wife Deneen, 12 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Bass will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Archdale United Methodist Church with the Reverend Stuart Noell officiating. The family will greet friends in the fellowship hall following the service. Graveside services will be held with military honors at 3:30 p.m. in Kannapolis at Carolina Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Archdale United Methodist Church, 11543 N. Main Street, Archdale, N.C. 27263. Online condolences may be made on Mr. Bass’s memorial page at Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.

Shelby Jean Todd
THOMASVILLE — Shelby Jean Todd died Dec. 13, 2012.
Shelby was born Jan. 6, 1939.
The family will receive friends Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 from noon – 2 p.m. at Thomasville Funeral Home. A chapel service will follow at 2 p.m.; interment at Holly Hill Memorial Park.

Tami Sue Harris
Thomasville- Tami Sue Harris, 51, died December 10, 2012 at her residence.
Private services will be held at a later date.
Professionial Services entrusted to Prominence Funeral Home, Thomasville, N.C.

Sharon Ann Peak
HIGH POINT — Sharon Ann Peak, 46 was called home to meet with her Heavenly Father on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012.
She was born in High Point on June 11, 1966 to the late Beulah Mae Goode Cuthrell.  She attended High Point Central then later enrolled at  Guilford Technical Community College to further her education.
Sharon served as a community leader with helping to feed hungry. She was looked upon as one of the neighborhood godmothers in the Carson Stout community. She was a member of Living Water Baptist Church. Sharon was an inspiring person who touched many lives.  With her deep faith and the love of Jesus Christ, Sharon exemplified love to everyone through their ups and downs.  She will truly be missed.
In addition to her mother, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Peak Jr.
She leaves behind to cherish her memories eight children, Eric “Seven” T. Cuthrell, Dwayne L. Cuthrell, Rodney K. Rainey Jr., Antoine D. Peak, Naim N. Fate, Nyemia Q. Peak, Natasha M. Cuthrell and Shavonda M. (Markeem) Frierson all of High Point, N.C.; two brothers, Bobby L. Cuthrell and Gregory K. (Willie Mae) Goode both of High Point; eleven grandchildren; an aunt, Margaree Dillard of Trinity, N.J.; a close companion, William Wilson; a dear friend, Rhonda Harrington; extended children whom she called her own; a host of other relatives and friends.
Homegoing celebration will commence 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at Living Water Baptist Church with Pastor Napper, eulogist. Family visitation will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in Oakwood Memorial Park. You may express your online condolences on Sharon Peak’s memorial page at Professional arrangements entrusted to Peoples Funeral Service.

Bobby Ray Adams
THOMASVILLE — Mr. Bobby Ray Adams, 56, a resident of 418-A Julian Avenue, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 at his residence. He was born in Davidson County, June 19, 2012 a son of Lester Adams and Betty Livengood Adams and was a lifelong resident of Davidson County. He was of the Baptist faith and was a former employee of American Ornamental in High Point and Carrick Turning Works in Thomasville  Surviving is his mother, Betty Noah of the home; his father, Lester Adams of Jamestown; three sisters, Kathy Farlow of High Point, Joe Noah of Georgia, and Janie Glisson and her husband Russell of Winterville, N.C.; eight brothers, R.L. Noah of Pensacola, FL, Johnny Noah of Dobson, Tommy Noah of Dobson, Ike Noah of Asheville, Eddie Noah and his wife Frances of Asheville, Charlie Noah of Thomasville, Clarence Noah and his wife Lois of Trinity, and Nick Noah of Pensacola, Fla.  Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 PM at J.C. Green & Sons Chapel in Thomasville by the Rev. Tom Campbell. Burial will be in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will be at the funeral home Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. and other times at the residence. Online condolences may be made to the Adams family at

Evelyn Jacqueline Dunigan Cashatt
HIGH POINT – Mrs. Evelyn Jacqueline Dunigan Cashatt, age 83, a loving wife, mother and grandmother, died Thursday, Dec. 13 at Heritage Healthcare of High Point where she had been a patient for the past five months.
A native of Guilford County, Mrs. Cashatt was born Aug. 27, 1929 in High Point a daughter of the late Charles and Annie McCarter Dunigan. She was a resident of this area most of her life and was an active member of Mitchell’s Grove United Methodist Church.  She worked many years at Pilot Life Insurance Company leaving in July of 1968 to spend time as a mother and homemaker. Later she worked in the book store at Guilford Technical Community College. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by sisters, Beulah Mae Stanley and Viola Yates and a brother, Thomas Donigan. On Nov. 6, 1948 she married Charles Calvin Cashatt, who survives of the home.
Other survivors include her daughter, Julie Cashatt Sheppard and her husband Michael of High Point; a son, Charles Lee Cashatt and his wife Tina of Archdale; three sisters, Lona Vestal and her husband Thomas of Archdale, Geraldine Bingham of High Point and Barbara Ray of Archdale; a sister-in-law, Marion Dunigan of High Point and four grandchildren, Sarah, Jessica, Taylor and Mitchell.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mitchell’s Grove United Methodist Church with the Reverend Dr. Tim Porter officiating. Burial will be in Floral Garden Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 p.m. tonight at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Al Hawks and his staff; the staff of Heritage Healthcare and to everyone at United Hospice.
Memorials may be directed to Mitchell’s Grove United Methodist Church, 3511 E. Kivett Drive, High Point, NC 27260 or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences can be made at Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.

James Patrick Wallace Sr.
HIGH POINT — James Patrick Wallace Sr., 82 passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 at High Point Regional Hospital. He was the loving husband of Peggy (Phillips) Wallace to whom he was married to for 58 years.
Mr. Wallace was born on July 31, 1930 in Chicago, Ill. a son of the late Clayton James and Stella Josephine (Thomazceski) Wallace.  He was a graduate of Leo High School, Chicago. He was very active in his community providing his masonry service to various locations within the High Point area.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving his country during the Korean War.
Mr. Wallace was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary, High Point and the Knights of Columbus.
He enjoyed spending time in his yard, gardening, mowing and farming, as well as painting and carpentry, he was an avid Chapel Hill fan; and was a very loving father and grandfather.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Wallace is survived by three daughters, Tamzie Wallace of High Point, Kathryn Wallace of High Point, and Bridget Archer and her husband, (Michael) of Salisbury, NC; a son James Patrick Wallace, Jr. and his wife, (Miau) of Arlington, Va; four grandchildren, Christy Lambert, April Lawrence, Sean Archer, and Bryan Wallace; two great grandchildren, Heather Reece and Ava Lambert; a sister, Patricia Graham; a brother in law, Joseph Gianntonio, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Aileen Giannaonio and a brother, John Wallace.
A memorial mass will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 at Immaculate Heart of Mary, 4145 Johnson St., High Point, N.C. 27265, with Rev. Thomas P. Norris officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Immaculate Heart of Mary Building Fund or to the charity of one’s choice.

Jean Morris
HIGH POINT — Jean Morris passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 at High Point Regional Hospital. She was the loving wife of Allen Wayne Morris.
Mrs. Morris was born in High Point, a daughter of the late J. Carl and Bess E. Callahan.  She lived most of her life in this area, also having lived and attended schools in South Carolina and Georgia.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Morris is survived by a daughter Cynthia Hunt Darden and her husband, Cliff of Raleigh; a son Kenneth Wayne Morris and his wife, Pamela Jean of Winston-Salem; a granddaughter, Hannah Hunt Gilliland and her husband, Henry of Greensboro; and a sister, Judy Wood and her husband, Joe of Greensboro.
A private family graveside service will be held.
Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point
Online condolences may be left on Mrs. Morris’s memorial page at

Annie Dixon
HIGH POINT — Following several months of declining health, Annie Laurie Gannaway Dixon finished the race on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at about 12:15 p.m. Known by many names (‘Mama D’, ‘Miss An’ La’), Anne loved the Lord and life; living EVERY moment to the fullest. Even when she no longer had the ability to walk, Anne remained upbeat and was the ‘life of the hall’ at her nursing facility; and the ‘queen of bingo!’
Born July 9, 1925, Anne was the middle child born to the late Clemmons B. and Seresta  Champlin Gannaway.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by siblings, Helen Gannaway Cole,  Clemmons B. Gannaway, Jr.,  and husband of sixty-three years, Fred Dixon, Jr. A product of the High Point City School system, Anne also graduated from Maco Beauty School and Ardmore Business School. She retired from Haizlip Funeral Home, following thirty years of faithful service. A life-long member of Memorial United Methodist, Anne enjoyed an active church life, as a member of the Chancel Choir, Adult Sunday School Class, Silver and Gold Club, and the United Methodist Women.
Left to cherish her memory are daughter, Freddye Dixon of High Point; adopted daughter, Leslie Bailey Dixon of Greensboro;  three grandchildren; several cousins, including Betty Moncrief, Barbara Conway, Dorothy Tate, Annette Charles and John Matthews;  brother-in-law, James Dixon; nieces and nephews; and a host of extended family, including longtime & faithful friend, Anne Warren; the Gilmore siblings, Andre Ramseur; Janet Harrell and children; Ken Norman; Kaye Henighan;  Marcus Gause; and Nurse Practioner, Sabrina Graham-Shaw.
Funeral will be 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at Memorial United Methodist Church, 1327 Cedrow Drive. Burial will follow at Carolina Biblical Gardens, Jamestown.  Family visitation will be at the church on Saturday, 12:30 to 1 p.m. Johnson and Sons is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Dr., Ste. 200, High Point, NC 27262.