Obituaries December 15, 2012

Dec. 14, 2012 @ 06:29 PM

Earline Davis Rickman Lovin
HIGH POINT — Earline Davis Rickman Lovin, 81, of Westchester Drive passed away Dec. 10, 2012 at Westchester Manor.
She was born May 2, 1931 in Stanton, Alabama to the late John Lee and Tarva Harrison Davis.
One of Earline’s greatest joys was assisting her husband Harold in pastoring Wesleyan churches in NC. Their last pastorate together was Firestone Wesleyan Church in Gastonia.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husbands, Rev. Harold Lee Rickman and Rev. C. Wesley Lovin.
Mrs. Lovin is survived by her children, Steve Rickman, Tim Rickman and wife Patti, Jill Boone and husband Dennis; sisters, Euelle Bell, Hardie Medders, Naomi Hughey; brothers, Charles Davis, Moody Davis and wife Billie Faye, Morris Davis and wife Vinelle; grandchildren, Casey Biggs and wife Karen Malay, Dillon Boone, Will Rickman, Jenny Rickman Derr and husband Zach, Lee Rickman, Matt Rickman; and great granddaughter, Riley McKenna Biggs.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Firestone Wesleyan Church with Dr. D. Clifton Wood officiating with a reception to follow in the fellowship hall.
In in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to John Lee and Tarva Davis Endowed Scholarship Fund c/o Southern Wesleyan University, 907 Wesleyan Dr, PO Box 1020, Central, S.C. 29630
Condolences may be made online at
Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia is serving the Rickman/Lovin family.

Raymond Clay Proctor Sr.
Trinity — Mr. Raymond Clay Proctor, Sr., 78, a resident of 3689 Habitat Dr. Ext. died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 at his home. He was born on April 21, 1934 in Davidson County to James Raymond Proctor and Amanda Louise Brown Proctor.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a wife, Helen Henderson Proctor in Feb. 1997; son, Ronald Pace; two brothers, Colon and Nolan Proctor; and sister, Leyra Wall.
He married Betty Jane Hutson West, who survives of the home; also surviving are sons, Furman (Skeet) Pace and wife Gail of Reidsville, Steven G. Pace and wife Lynn of High Point, Raymond Proctor, Jr. and wife Angela of Walnut Cove, and Gary Wayne Proctor and wife Joella of Trinity; daughters, Libby Culbreth and husband H.L. of Kernersville, Kathy P. Bowen and husband Michael of Arcadia, Carol Tynch and husband Aubrey of Edenton, Tanyia Williams and husband Richard of Orange Park, Fla., and Cindi Lawson and husband Jimmy of High Point; brothers, Robert Proctor of Winston-Salem, Doug Proctor of Oklahoma, and Henry Proctor of Thomasville; sisters, Linda Marsh of Thomasville and Colleen Prayter of Silver Valley; 31 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; and his beloved canine companion, Sheba.
A funeral service will be held on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville with Rev. Ron Haines and Rev. Dalton King officiating.  Interment will follow in Floral Garden Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will be at the funeral home on Saturday from 6-8 p.m. and at other times at the home.  The family would like to express a special thank you to our special angel, Denise Batten, with Community Hospice for her loving care.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Community Home Care & Hospice, PO Box 8109, Rocky Mount, N.C. 27804.  On-line condolences may be sent to

Willie E. Brown
HIGH POINT – Mr. Willie E. Brown known to his family and friends as “Big Will” departed this earthly life on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 at High Point Regional Hospital. He was born on June 12, 1947 in Bennettsville, S.C. to the late Willie Brown and Edna McPhaul who both preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his uncle, Eddie McPhaul.
Willie attended East Side High School in Bennettsville, S.C. He joined the US Air Force after high school where he proudly served his country during Vietnam War. He moved to High Point, N.C. in 1970 where he began working at Emerywood Country Club where he was employed for over 20 years. He later worked for the Radisson Hotel before he retired due to medical reasons. Willie was an avid sports fan who loved all types of sports, there wasn’t one he couldn’t talk about.
He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Virgie Brown of the home; two daughters, Charlene (Everett) Bennett and Kimberly Nelson (William Everett) both  of High Point, N.C.; three sons, Chief Willie E. Brown of Chicago, Ill., Master Sgt. Eric (Targy) Brown of Hampton, Va., and Adrian D. Brown of High Point, N.C.; two sisters, Carolyn (Adolphus) Johnson of Bennettsville, S.C. and Onnie York of High Point, N.C.; one aunt, Fannie McPhaul of High Point, N.C.; seventeen grandchildren, two great grandchildren, seven brothers-in -law, two sisters-in-law; and  a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Four special friends, Rosa Bethea, Edward Mack, Roosevelt Nelson and Lindell Stone.
Funeral service will be held on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Greater New Hope Baptist Church, 906 Meredith St, High Point, N.C. The family will receive friends at the church from 2:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. and other times the home of his daughter, 1715 Chatfield Dr., Jamestown, N.C. Interment will be on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Salisbury National Cemetery.
Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc., High Point, N.C.
Online condolences may be sent to the Brown family

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, 1956 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, Fla., Johnny Noah and wife Linda 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 p.m. 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 6-8 p.m. and other times at the residence. Online condolences may be made to the Adams family at

Reuben (R.L.) Lester Lovett
LEXINGTON — Mr. Reuben (R.L.) Lester Lovett, 80, a resident of Lexington, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.
A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Sunday in the J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville. The family will greet friends following the service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Children’s Homes of NC, P.O. Box 338 Thomasville, N.C. 27361.

James Clontz
HIGH POINT — Mr. James W. Clontz, 94, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. A full obituary will appear at a later date. Arrangements by Davis Funerals and Cremations.

Susan Parkhurst Woolsey
GREENSBORO - Susan Parkhurst Woolsey passed away on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.