Obituaries February 8, 2013

Feb. 07, 2013 @ 07:37 PM

Majel B. Beck
THOMASVILLE — Majel Black Beck, 93, of Piedmont Crossing, formerly of Old U.S. 64 East, Lexington, died Feb. 1, 2013, at Piedmont Crossing. 
Funeral was held Tuesday at Hedrick’s Grove United Church of Christ. Burial was in the church cemetery.


Harry Blomquist
JAMESTOWN — Harry Kenneth Blomquist, 90, died Feb. 4, 2013, at Adams Farm Living and Rehab. Center. Services will be private. Arrangements are by Sechrest Funeral Service of High Point.


Richard Buse
GREENSBORO — Richard Buse, 88, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013.
Triad Cremation Society & Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Jane Crisp
GREENSBORO — Jane Reese Crisp, 81, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. 
Triad Cremation Society & Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Elmer O. Davis
HIGH POINT — Elmer O. Davis, 85, died Feb. 6, 2013, at his residence. 
People’s Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.


Paul Green
SUMMERFIELD — Paul Ruel Green, 63, died Wednesday, February 6,
Triad Cremation Society & Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Brenda Harris
HIGH POINT — Brenda F. Harris, 63, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at High Point Regional Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Phillips Funeral Service Inc.


Rodgers Jackson
LEXINGTON — Rodgers Jackson, 77, of Greensboro Street Ext. died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Hinkle Hospice House. 
Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Files Chapel Baptist Church.
Roberts Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.


Christine Michelle Lark
LEWISVILLE — Christine Michelle Lark died Feb. 4, 2013.
Visitation will be Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 10 a.m. to noon at Thomasville Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at noon the Thomasville Funeral Home Chapel.
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Doris Morris
TROY — Doris Thomas Morris, 88, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at Moore County Regional Hospital.
Funeral will be held at 4 p.m. today in the Life Tribute Center at Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point.


Beatrice G. Nance
GREENSBORO — Beatrice Ruby Greene Nance, 99, of Greensboro died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oaklawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held 3-4 p.m. at Ridge Funeral Home & Cremation Service.


Laura Thomas
OLIVIA — Laura Rebecca Hall Thomas, 78, of Olivia died Feb. 7, 2013, at her home.
Funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Olivia Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home. Burial will follow at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Cemetery.       

Karen Anne Sledge Trotter
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Karen Anne Sledge Trotter, 60, a resident of 1805 Shalotte Drive, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at her residence. She was born in High Point, April 9, 1952, a daughter of Cornell Sledge and Reva Smith Sledge and had been a resident of the High Point and Thomasville area most of her life. She graduated from UNC-G in 1974 with a degree in intermediate education and was a member of Calvary United Church of Christ in Thomasville. She was a former employee of the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District in Texas and had taught at Ledford Middle School since 1988. On June 26, 1975, she was married to Raeford Leon Trotter, Jr. who survives of the home. Also surviving are two daughters, Erin Renee Trotter of the home and Cara Michelle Trotter of Arlington, Va.; a son, Kyle Boone Trotter of Chapel Hill; her mother, Mrs. Reva Smith Sledge of High Point. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. at J.C. Green & Sons Chapel in Thomasville by the Rev. Michael Ester. Burial will be in Calvary United Church of Christ Cemetery in Thomasville. The family will be at the funeral home Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. and other times at the home of her mother-in-law, Mrs. Shirley Trotter, 218 Creekmore Circle, Thomasville. The family would like to thank the staff of Hospice of the Piedmont and also the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for their attentive care of Karen during her illness. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262 or to Calvary United Church of Christ Memorial Fund, 1410 Lexington Avenue, Thomasville, NC 27360. Online condolences may be made to the Trotter family at

William Floyd Vaughn Jr.
KERNERSVILLE — William Floyd Vaughn, Jr., 66, passed away on Feb. 5, 2013.
Funeral Services celebrating his life will be held 1 p.m. Saturday Feb. 9, 2013, at Union Cross Moravian Church with Pastor Don Griffin officiating. Interment will follow in God’s Acre at the church.
A native of Forsyth County, he was the son of the late Mozelle McGee Johnson and William Floyd Vaughn, Sr. who survives. He was a graduate of East Forsyth Class of ’65 and later served with the US Army. He graduated from High Point University with a Masters Degree. He retired from the US Postal Service, as Postmaster of Clemmons. He was a Professor at High Point University and was currently teaching his 99th Class. 
In addition to his mother, he also was preceded in death by brothers Timothy and Dennis Vaughn.
Survivors include his son William Floyd “Trey” Vaughn, III and Olga of Colorado Springs, Colo.; fiancé Terri Kennedy of Kernersville; father William Floyd Vaughn, Sr. and Betty of Kernersville; brother Doug Vaughn and Karen of Kernersville; step-sister Belinda Bodenheimer; step-brother Ray Shelton; several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
The family will visit with friends immediately following the service at the church on Saturday.
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The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Dr. Christopher Thomas and the staff of Derrick L. Davis Regional Cancer Center.
In lieu of flowers, donations are respectfully requested to be made to the Derrick L. Davis Regional Cancer Center, c/o Forsyth Memorial Hospital in Winston-Salem.


Jesse Eugene White
THOMASVILLE — Jesse Eugene White died Jan. 31, 2013.
Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Thomasville Funeral Home.  Funeral service will be held Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the Thomasville Funeral Home Chapel.
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