Obituaries September 25, 2013

Sep. 24, 2013 @ 06:42 PM

John R. Brooks, Jr.
LEXINGTON — John Robert Brooks, Jr., 76, of Lexington passed away Tuesday morning. A graveside service will be 1:00 p.m. Friday at Westminister Gardens Cemetery in Greensboro. Arrangements by Davidson Funeral Home, Lexington.
Sara Mae Lambeth Cannon

HIGH POINT — Sara Mae Lambeth Cannon, 72, of Ambassador Court, High Point, passed away on Monday, September 23, 2013, at High Point Regional Hospital.
A resident of this area all of her life, Sara was born on August 10, 1941, in Davidson County to Edmond and Ruby Hughes Lambeth. Sara loved music, especially playing the bass guitar, and was an accomplished alto singer. She was very strong in her faith and loved participating in church activities at Thomasville Christian Fellowship where she was a member. Sara was a very classy lady and fashionable in her appearance. She will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Sara was preceded in death by her father, Edmond Lambeth, and a daughter, Wendy Cannon.
Surviving are her significant other, Sam Shackleford; a son, Michael Cannon, three grandchildren; Corey Cannon and twins Courtney and Cora Cannon, two brothers; Larry Lambeth and his wife Peggy and Steven Lambeth and his wife Judy; and two sisters; Linda Swaney and her husband Richard and Nawassa Hyatt and her husband Tom.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Thomasville Christian Fellowship, 7843 E. Holly Grove Road, with Pastor Linda Suggs officiating. Interment will follow in the House of Hope Worship Center Cemetery in Lexington. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Thomasville Funeral Home, 18 Randolph St., Thomasville.
Audio and written condolences can be made through Sara’s homepage at
Etta Coffey Hamby

ARCHDALE — Mrs. Etta Coffey Hamby, 64, passed away Monday at Randolph County Hospice after a long battle with cancer. She was self-employed at Hambicraft Antique and Reproduction for many years and later retired from American Express.
She is survived by her husband Raymond Hamby of the home; two sons, Barry Hamby of the home and Gregory Hamby and daughter-in-law Shannon of Randleman; four grandchildren, Levi, Kaylee, Hunter and Morgan Hamby; and three step-grandchildren, Steven Williams, Brittany Hill and David Ellis.
Evans Funeral Home of Lenoir will be in charge of arrangements. There will be a graveside service at Confidence Advent Christiian Church at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Memorials may be made to Randolph County Hospice, P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, NC, 27204.
W. Harold Hearne
HIGH POINT — W. Harold Hearne, 89, passed away Monday, September 23, 2013, at High Point Regional Hospital. Service arrangements are incomplete at Davis Funerals and Cremations.
Shelia Martin

LEXINGTON — Shelia Slone Martin, 65, of Lexington, died Saturday, September 21, 2013, at Wake Forest Baptist Health-Lexington Medical Center after an extended illness. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at Davidson Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to The In Home – Services Program, Davidson County Dept. of Senior Services, 555 B. W. Center St. Ext., Lexington, NC 27295. Online Condolences may be made at
Edna Morgan

LEXINGTON — Edna Leigh Koontz Morgan, 86, of Salisbury, died Monday, September 23, 2013, in Lexington. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday, September 26, 2013, at Davidson Funeral Home. Burial will follow at noon in National Cemetery, Salisbury. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 25, at Davidson Funeral Home and other times at the home of her daughter.
James “Jim” Edward Myers
HIGH POINT — James “Jim” Edward Myers, 87, of High Point, died Monday, September 23, 2013.
Jim was born May 30, 1926. A WWII veteran, he served in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1946. During his time in the service, he received many commendations, including a Purple Heart Medal and Presidential Citation. After his service, Jim spent many years as a truck driver. Jim was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and Solid Rock Baptist Church, as well as the American Legion. On August 18, 1946, he married the love of his life, Bessie Cox Myers, who survives of the home.
In addition to his wife, Jim is survived by daughters, Brenda Fields and husband Kenneth of Archdale, Shirley Myers and husband Kenneth of High Point, Sue Lanier and husband Randy of Trinity, and Cindy Brown and husband Michael of High Point; sister, Dot Medlin of Aberdeen; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Floral Garden Park Cemetery Mausoleum, High Point, with Reverend David Emery and Reverend Charles Arnold officiating. There will be no formal visitation at the funeral home. The family will receive friends after the service and at the home of Cindy Brown.
Online condolences may be made to Jim’s memorial page at Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.
Annette Crosby Rumple

DURHAM — Annette Crosby Rumple, 75, of Durham, died September 21, 2013, at Duke Regional Hospital.
She was born December 27, 1937, in Thomasville, NC, the daughter of Calvin Murphy Crosby and Nettie Dowling Crosby, who preceded her in death.
She is survived by her children, Paige Rumple Page and husband, Charly of Butner, Tony Michael Rumple, Jr. and wife Lisa of Cary, and William Murphy Rumple and wife Kim of Butner and her grandsons, Matthew Page, Michael Rumple, Taylor Rumple, Tyler Rumple and Lucas Rumple, and step-grandsons, Michael Page (Kellie), Matthew Griffin, Jordan Griffin and Justin Green, and her beloved cat, Taffy.
Annette ran an in-home daycare business for 30 years. She was active in her children’s and grandchildren’s activities and never met a stranger. She enjoyed gardening and was an avid Tarheel fan.
Annette’s family would like to express their gratitude to the staff on 5-2 at Duke Regional Hospital for their care and compassion.
Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, September 27, at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville. Graveside service will be held at 4 p.m. at Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Thomasville. A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, September 29, at 3 p.m. at Living Waters Christian Community in Durham, NC. Online condolences may be sent to
Edith W. Truitt
LEXINGTON — Edith Ward Truitt, 92, of John Ward Road, Lexington, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at High Point Regional Hospital.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Pilgrim Reformed Church with the Rev. William Sowers officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at Davidson Funeral Home and other times at their respective homes.
Mrs. Truitt was born January 2, 1921, in Davidson County, to John Ward and Lottie Fritts Ward.
She was a retired supervisor from Manhattan Shirt Co. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David P. (Doc) Truitt; brothers, Buford Ward, Edward Ward, Dan Gray Ward, and Archie Ward; and sisters, Jacqueline Farabee and Kaye Everhart.
Surviving are a son, David P. Truitt, Jr. (Shirley) of Fayetteville; two daughters, Shirley Truitt Erath Conrad (John) of High Point, Loretta Truitt Burton (Larry) of Thomasville; nine grandchildren, Reina Moseley of Kernersville, Dr. Stacy Dembitsky (Michael) of Lexington, SC, Ron James (Mary) of Salem, VA, Deborah James of High Point, Michael Erath (Elizabeth) of New Albany, Ohio, Angela Burton (Kevin Odell) of Chapel Hill, NC, Rodney Burton (Lee Ann), Melinda Burton both of Thomasville, Dr. Scott Burton (Melanie) of Salisbury; 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brother, John Ray Ward (Dorcas) of Lexington; sisters, Ruth Jolly, Doris Hedrick (Willis), both of Lexington, and Mary Workman (David) of Thomasville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Pilgrim Reformed Church, 797 Pilgrim Church Road, Lexington, NC 27295. Online condolences may be made at
Faye C. Whitman

WINSTON-SALEM — Mrs. Faye C. Whitman, 87, of the Wallburg community died Tuesday, September 24, 2013. Funeral will be at 4 p.m. Friday, September 27, 2013, at Wallburg Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home, Wallburg.
Joan S. Williamson
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Joan S. Williamson, 76, of 624 Williamsburg Terrace, died on Saturday, September 21, 2013, at High Point Regional Hospital.
Joan was born December 23, 1936, in High Point, NC, to the late Earl Saunders and Lucy Price Saunders. She was a graduate of William Penn High School and later worked in a furniture factory before she began her own home daycare. She married in 1955 to the late Odell Williamson, Sr.
A faithful servant of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Joan was saved and attended Miracle Temple Church of Deliverance C.O.G.I.C. since its beginning in 1976, where she was a Missionary of the Lord.
She is preceded in death by two daughters, Marchelle and Sharon Williamson; one sister, Nellie Grant; five brothers Earl, Daniel, Nathaniel and Willie.
She is survived by nine children: Jeanna Hudgins (Gregory) of Durham; Myra Holmes (Michael) of Yorktown, VA.; Odell Williamson, Jr. (Cynthia) of Durham; Michael Williamson, Kenneth Williamson; Reginald Williamson (Elaine) all of High Point; Timothy Williamson (Tiffany) of Raleigh; Melissa Quick (Terry) of Jamestown; and Danny Williamson of Liberty; 22 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Yvonne Harrell, Mamaroneck, NY and Lucy Faye Monk (Jean), High Point; one brother, Melvin Saunders (Dean) of High Point, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be 12:30 p.m., Thursday, September 26, 2013, at Miracle Temple of Deliverance, 805 Fairview Street. Burial will follow at Carolina Biblical Gardens. Family visitation will be at the church, 12 noon to 12:30 p.m. and other times at the residence. Online condolences may be made at
Jimmie Lee Wood
ASHEBORO — Jimmie Lee Wood, 71, passed away on Monday, September 23, 2013. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.