Obituaries February 1, 2013
Benjamin Cornelius (Pete) Alley
GREENSBORO — Benjamin Cornelius (Pete) Alley, born September 19, 1920, in Rockingham County, the son of Thomas Decatur and Eliza Purgason Alley, died peacefully on January 30, 2013, at 92 in Moses Cone Hospital, after a short illness.
Pete served his country during World War II in the Navy. After the war ended, he worked for Southern Railway, where he retired after 38 years of service.
Most important to Pete was serving his Lord, Jesus Christ. As a member of Guilford Baptist Church, he was a deacon, and taught Sunday School for decades during his 60+ years of membership. Also, he was a longtime member of the Stokesdale chapter of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons.
His hobbies included gardening and beekeeping. Sharing vegetables from his garden and honey from the bees with family and friends gave him great pleasure. He loved music, especially hymns, and delighted in initiating and leading hymn- singing at Heritage Green and Stratford Retirement communities (where it was listed on the Sunday calendar as, “Hymns with Pete”). Even in his later years he loved to laugh and tease people and kept “the spirits up” for many in those retirement homes.
Surviving are his daughter, Carole Alley King and her husband Charles King of Charlottesville, Virginia; and his son, James (Jim) Ray Alley and his wife Gail of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, where he serves as the minister of music of First Baptist Church.
Pete had three grandchildren, Ruth Marie King Grubbs and her husband Stephen, who reside in Leesburg, Virginia; Charles Guy King Jr. and his wife Maria, who live in Greensboro; and Eliza Alley McCullough and husband Win, who live in Edenton, N.C. In addition, he had five great-grandchildren, his namesake, Charles Benjamin King, Caroline Marie King, Molly Rachel Grubbs, Cole Martin Grubbs and James McCullough.
Also, surviving are his brothers, T.D. (Jim) Alley Jr., Melvin Alley and Bobby Alley; and sister Betty Soyars, all living in Summerfield, plus a host of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Blanche Fulp Alley; brothers Edward Alley and Lionel Alley; and sisters, Beatrice Maxwell, Dorothy Avant, Ruby Hackett Scott and Bernice Henderson.
Funeral service will be held at Guilford Baptist Church, 5904 West Market Street, Greensboro, N.C., 27409, on Saturday, February 2, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., with visitation immediately following the service at the church. The interment will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Westminster Gardens Cemetery in Greensboro.
The family requests that memorials go to Guilford Baptist Church designated for the Alley Seminary Scholarship Fund in lieu of flowers.
Forbis & Dick Guilford Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be offered at www.forbisanddick.com.
Michael R. Bennett
HIGH POINT – Mr. Michael R. Bennett, 44, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born on June 25, 1968, in High Point, NC, to the late James Dumas and Annie Bennett Dumas.
Michael was a graduate of High Point Central High School. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and was very active in the youth program. He was a dedicated church member and friend. Michael worked as a manager in the restaurant business for several years before leaving due to complications with his health. Michael enjoyed going to amusement parks, vacationing at the beach, singing in the choir and spending time with family. He was well known for making jokes and keeping his church members, family and the Triad Dialysis staff laughing constantly.
Surviving relatives are his mother, Annie M. Dumas of the home; two sisters, Toni D. Bennett and Debra L. Tillman, both of High Point, NC; one brother, Alexander J. Bennett of Gilmer, WV; six nieces, Zharia Dunlap, Journie A. Tillman, Nicole L. Bennett, Monica D. Bennett, Alexandria E. Bennett and Jayden Henderson; two nephews, Corey D. Bennett and James D. Bennett; one uncle, Levander (Betty Jean) Bennett of Lilesville, NC; a close special friend, Marty Hamilton; and a host of other loving relatives and friends — although not named, you were a very special part of his life.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 753 E. Washington Dr. The family will receive friends at the church from 1:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service Inc., High Point, NC.
Online condolences may be sent to the Bennett family at phillipsfuneralserviceinc.com.
Lucius Albert Butler, Jr
GREENSBORO — Lucius Albert Butler, Jr., 84, passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2013. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.
HIGH POINT — Mr. Williw Covington of High Point passed away on January 31, 2013, at High Point Regional Hospital. Homegoing services are incomplete at this time. People’s Funeral Service has the honor of serving the Covington family.
Josephine Boles Everhart
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Josephine Boles Everhart, age 83, passed away January 30 in Weschester Manor Nursing Center. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Sechrest Funeral Service in High Point.
LEXINGTON — Donald Clyatte Frank, 87, of John Young Road, died Thursday, January 31, 2013. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 3, 2013, at Hedrick’s Grove Reformed United Church of Christ. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, February 2, 2013, at Davidson Funeral Home and other times at the home.
James J Gandy
THOMASVILLE — Mr. James Junior Gandy, “Bay”, J J Enterprise, died Monday, January 28, 2013, in Shannon Gray Rehabilitation Center in Jamestown, NC. Funeral will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 2, 2013, in Unity United Methodist Church, 608 National Highway.
The family will receive friends at the church 30 minutes before the funeral service and other times at 803 Carter Street, High Point, NC.
S.E. Thomas Funeral & Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.
LAS VEGAS — Mrs. Sheryl Johnson Hoyle, 59, a resident of Las Vegas, formerly of Charlotte, died Saturday morning, January 26, 2013. She was born August 5, 1953, in High Point, N.C. a daughter of the late John Albert Johnson and Ruby Jackson Johnson. Mrs. Hoyle was a former employee with Siemens, Inc. of Charlotte. She was a former member of Carolina Memorial Baptist Church in Thomasville, N.C., and Sardis Baptist Church in Indian Trail, N.C.
On December 19, 1971, she was married to Ken Hoyle, who survives of the home. Also surviving are daughter, Amy Hoyle Sauls and husband Jonathan of Durham; a son, Alan Hoyle and wife Kristi of Indian Trail, N.C.; three grandchildren, Rachel Sauls, Hannah Sauls and Mason Hoyle; sisters, Pat Boles of Florida, Sandra Reynolds and husband Mark of Greensboro, N.C., and Tammy Higgins of High Point, N.C.; brothers, James Johnson of Lexington, N.C., John Johnson and wife Teresa of Trinity, N.C., and Randy Johnson and wife Candy of Thomasville, N.C.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 2, 2013, at 2 p.m. in J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville, N.C., with Rev. Bynum Orr officiating. Burial will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.
The family requests any memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, Memorial Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee, 38105-9956.
Online condolences may be made to the Hoyle family at www.jcgreenandsons.com.
Jon Christopher Lynch
JAMESTOWN — Jon Christopher Lynch, 54, of Jamestown, NC, passed away on January 29, 2013. Plans for a Service of Remembrance will be announced at a later date.
GREENSBORO — William Parker, 95, passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.
Marvin Poole Sr.
LINWOOD — Marvin Phillip Poole Sr., 77, of Queen Road, died Thursday, January 31, 2013, at his home. Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, February 2, 2013, at Oakdale Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 3 p.m. prior to the service at the church and other times at the home.
LEXINGTON — Mrs. Virgie Owen Reid, age 86, of Lexington, NC, died Wednesday, January 30. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, February 2, at Mountain View Baptist Church. The family will see friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton. Online condolences may be sent to www.briggsfuneralhome.com.
William Henry Skeels
RALEIGH — William Henry Skeels, IV, 63, passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2013. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.
LEXINGTON — Larry Winfred Vaughn, 69, of Ponders Creek Drive, died January 31, 2013, at Hinkle Hospice Home, following an extended illness. Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 3, 2013, at Holly Grove Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mr. Vaughn will lie in state from 2 to 3 p.m. The family will receive friends following the service at the church fellowship hall.
GREENSBORO — Edith Gail Wadelington, 63, died January 27, 2013. Memorial service is Saturday, February 1, 11 a.m., at St. James, A.M.E. Church, Oak Ridge, NC. Inurnment will follow in the church cemetery. Hargett Funeral Service is assisting the family.
Mickey Molbert Wilkins
ARCHDALE — Mr. Mickey Molbert Wilkins, 69, of Archdale, passed away Monday, January 28, 2013, at High Point Regional. A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, February 2, at Bear Swamp Baptist Church Cemetery in Pembroke, NC, with a visitation from 1:30 p.m. until the time of service. The family will receive friends locally from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.
Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale and Locklear and Sons Funeral Home in Pembroke.
Junior Edgar Young
ARCHDALE — Mr. Junior Edgar Young, 69, of Zelma Blvd., Archdale, passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at High Point Regional Hospital. He was born on August 4, 1943, in Carroll County, VA, the son of Arthur Sherman Young and Mazie Tobler Young. He was retired from Carrick Wood Turning and had worked after retirement with Craven Signs. He was a member of Clearview Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Virginia Moselle Young; and two brothers, Robert Lee Young and Rosevelt Lee Young. On March 24, 2000, he married Linda Hopkins Young, who survives of the home.
Also surviving are one son, David Young of High Point; three stepsons, Danny Hopkins of Thomasville, Jesse Vanboskerck of Trinity and John Johnson of Charlotte; one stepdaughter, Lisa Landreth of Lumberton; and six sisters, Peggy Gaddy and husband Rick of Van Wyck, SC, Betty Martin and husband Wayne of Alta Vista, VA, Helen Young of Trinity, Nancy Hudspeth of Norfolk, VA, Reba Watson of Trinity, and Pamela Matney of Boling Green, OH; three brothers, Vernon Young and wife Helen of High Point, Marvin Young and wife Brenda of High Point, and Sherman Young of Lillington, NC; 12 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will held on Saturday, February 2, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at Clearview Baptist Church, 120 Clearview Street, Lexington, NC 27295, with Rev. Jeff Perdue officiating. Memorials may be sent to Clearview Baptist Church, Building Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the Young family at www.jcgreenandsons.com.