Obituaries February 11, 2013

Feb. 10, 2013 @ 08:06 PM

Fannie Clodfelter

THOMASVILLE — Fannie Grubb Clodfelter, 103, passed away on Sunday Feb. 10, 2013, in Piedmont Crossing.

Born on April 11, 1909, in Randolph County to Andrew and Nettie Myers, Fannie is preceded in death by her parents, her first husband Charlie Grubb, her second husband Alonzo Clodfelter, also four sisters and three brothers.

Survived by her son James Grubb and his wife Naomi; daughter Willa Mae Snider and her husband Billy Joe. Also 3 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday Feb. 12, 2013, at Thomasville Funeral Home, followed by a 2 p.m. Chapel Service with Pastor Keith Carroll officiating and interment in Mt. Zion Wesleyan Cemetery. Audio and written condolences can be made through


Boyd Coleman

JAMESTOWN — Boyd V. Coleman, 75, died Feb. 10, 2013. Funeral arrangements are pending at Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point.


Arthur Glenn Corpening,III

HIGH POINT — Arthur Glenn Corpening III died Sunday at the Hospice Home at High Point. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.


Billy Joe Elliott

HIGH POINT — Billy Joe Elliott “Papa,” 75, passed away, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at High Point Regional Hospital.

He was the loving husband of Sarah Patterson “Patsy” (Fowler) Elliott. A celebration of life service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Hope Baptist Church, with Rev. Steve S. McSwain officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Garden Memorial Park. A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Cumby Family Funeral Service, 206 Trindale Road, Archdale.


Ford Everhart

LEXINGTON — Ford Everhart, 86, of East U.S. Highway 64, died Feb. 9, 2013, at Lexington Medical Center. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Sheets Memorial Baptist Church.


Mary Gibson

JAMESTOWN – Mary T. Gibson, 92, died Feb. 9, 2013, at The Hinkle House in Lexington. Funeral plans are incomplete and will be announced by Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point.


Robert C. Gober Sr.

HIGH POINT — Mr. Robert C. Gober, Sr., age 85, resident of Pennybyrn at Maryfield, passed away there Feb. 9, 2013.

Mr. Gober was born in Greenville, N.C. on June 6, 1927, to Powell Clifton and Sadie Ruth Johnston Gober. He served his country in the U. S. Army. Mr. Gober retired as vice president and general manager of the Knit Division of Klopman Mills of Burlington Industries after 31 years and was named “Boss of the Year” for the company in Virginia. Mr. Gober and his wife retired to this area and made their home at Pennybyrn at Maryfield, where he attended Mass and enjoyed his photography, gardening, and music as long as his health permitted.

Surviving are his wife, whom he married in 1950, Mrs. Jeanne Corcoran Gober of Maryfield; and a daughter, Karen Diaz of New York, New York. Mr. Gober has two sons, Robert Gober Jr. of Maryland and Rodger Gober and wife Margaret of Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia; and one sister; Nancy Kempf of Vinton, Va. There are two grandchildren, Matthew Diaz and Carla Diaz and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Vincent E. Smith, O.S.F.S. celebrant. Inurnment will be in the church columbarium.

Memorials may be directed to the Residents Care Fund of Pennybyrn, 109 Penny Road, High Point, NC 27260. Please offer condolences with the family at


Geraldine Hardee

THOMASVILLE — Geraldine Saunders Williams Hardee, 59, of Thomasville, died Feb. 9, 2013, at her home. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at J.C. Green and Sons Chapel in Thomasville.


Anna Marie Helton

HIGH POINT — Anna Marie Helton, 64, formerly of Rockaway Township, NJ, and Gainesville, GA, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, in High Point, NC, where she had lived for the last two years.

She was an avid horse lover and taught english western lessons. She also enjoyed her four dogs.

Anna was preceded in death by her parents, John Douglas White and Lois White; and her brother, William White.

She is survived by her daughter and sons, Nancy Petrunyak and Stephen John Thompson of Rockaway, NJ, and Edward Helton, Jr. of Gainesville, GA; beloved sister, Mary Manzini of Rockaway, NJ; nine grandchildren; special friends, Harry and Cindy Gould of High Point, NC; Anna was a loving mother, sister, and grandmother.


Harvey Hodge Sr.

LEXINGTON — Harvey Winfield Hodge Sr. died Feb. 9, 2013, at his home. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Davidson Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel.


James “Bruce” Lackey

KERNERSVILLE — James “Bruce” Lackey, 84, went to meet his Lord and Saviour on Feb. 9, 2013. He was born in Guilford Co. on Nov. 24, 1928, to the late William Carl Lackey and Grace Lawson Lackey.

Bruce loved his Lord and his family. He thrived on serving others and being in fellowship with his church community and family. As a member of his church, he served in many capacities; as usher, deacon, many committees and mission trips.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brother, Gary Lackey.

Survivors include his wife Margaret of 59 years, who resides in Kernersville; three daughters, Janet Smith (Rob) of Charlotte, Ellen High (Steve) of Kernersville, Regina Lambeth (Mike) of Winston-Salem; seven grandchildren, Ashley S. Wallace (John) of Chapel Hill, Brandon Smith of Oakland, CA, Emily H. Freedman (Andy) of Boston, Travis High of Washington D.C., Mallory L. Howard (Phil) of Fayetteville, Ryan Lambeth of Winston Salem, Trenton Lambeth of Winston-Salem; two great-grandchildren, Jack and Olivia Wallace; one brother, Edwin Lackey of CA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Conrad Memorial Baptist Church in High Point with Rev. Marcus Campbell and Rev. Bob Hiatt officiating. Interment will follow in Union Cross Moravian Church Graveyard in Kernersville.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be sent to Conrad Memorial Baptist Church, 1920 N. Centennial Street, High Point, NC 27262 or Elizabeth and Tab Williams Adult Day Center; 231 Melrose Street, Winston-Salem NC 27103.


Margaret Marshall

PLEASANT GARDEN — Margaret Marshall, 90, died Feb. 10, 2013. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.


Jimmy Clifton Prince

HIGH POINT — On the morning of Feb. 9, 2013, at Hospice of Davidson County, Hinkle House, Jimmy Clifton Prince, 72, of High Point NC, gave up his diseased earthly body and claimed his pain-free Heavenly body. He was born Aug. 9, 1940, in Loris, South Carolina. He was preceded in death by his parents, Brookie Williams Prince and Clifton Hartwell Prince. He leaves behind his wife of 52 years, Shirley Reaves Prince; two sons, Jeff Prince and his wife Karon of Lumberton NC, and Martin Scott Prince, of Lexington NC; grandson Colin Trent Prince and honorary granddaughter Relynne Wolf, of Atkinson NC. He is also survived by a sister, Annie Pearl Brown and a brother, Harold Prince, both of Thomasville NC.

Mr. Prince was a member of Green Street Baptist Church in High Point and enjoyed the fellowship and spiritual guidance of the John Riggs Connections Class. He was founder and owner of Prince Industries until his retirement in 2011. Previous employments included Reaves Silver Service, University of Virginia Medical Center Radiology Department, Spencer Parlier Bros. & Thomasville Furniture. Although his interests were many, he especially enjoyed water sports. But, most of all, he enjoyed making people laugh.

Family visitation is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 11 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Cumby Family Funeral Services, 1015 Eastchester Drive, High Point NC. Funeral services will be Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. at Green Street Baptist Church, 303 Rotary Drive, High Point NC. Burial will follow at Holly Hill Memorial Park in Thomasville.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made to Hospice of Davidson County, Hinkle House, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington NC 27292 or to a mission fund for the deaf: Potter/Peyton Mission Fund, c/o Alicia Griffin, NCBCD Treas., 2600-D Pennoak Way, Greensboro NC 27407. Online condolences may be made at Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.


Charles Richardson

JAMESTOWN — Charles E. Richardson, 67, died Feb. 9, 2013. Arrangements are incomplete at Davis Funerals and Cremations.


Harvey “Pete” Eugene Shores

THOMASVILLE — Mr. Harvey (Pete) Eugene Shores, 84, a resident of Thomasville passed away on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Pine Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Feb. 20, 1928, a son of the late Baxter Shores and Lola Bashears Shores. He was employed by Thomasville Furniture Industries for most of his life and was a devoted member of the Church of God of Prophecy for over 50 years. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Pauline Fouts Shores of Pine Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center. He also leaves behind sons, Joe Fouts of Thomasville and Donald Shore and wife Vickie of Denton; daughters; Barbara Childress of Thomasville, Judy Miller and husband Clayton of Mullins S.C., Angela Haire and husband Bryan of Thomasville; and a special grandchild whom he considered his daughter, Jennifer Shore of Randleman; a sister; Lois Foley of Thomasville as well as 9 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be conducted Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at 3 p.m. at J C Green and Sons Chapel in Thomasville, NC with Rev. William Holt and Rev. Robert Shore officiating. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at


Donald Lee Starrett

THOMASVILLE — Mr. Donald Lee Starrett, 86, a resident of 24 Kennedy Street, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at the Pine Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born in Davidson County, March 29, 1926, a son of Robert Dewey Starrett and Sadie Williams Starrett and was a lifelong resident of Davidson County. He was a US Navy veteran of World War II and was a member of Hillside Park Baptist Church. He was a former employee of Commercial Carving Company and had retired from Thomasville Furniture Industries. He also delivered newspapers for the Thomasville Times, the High Point Enterprise, and the Lexington Dispatch. Donald was also an avid gardener.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son Donald Andrew (Andy) Starrett, a great-grandson, Landon Scotty Wallace, a sister, Lucille Hill, and by a brother, Houston Starrett. On April 13, 1944 he was married to Miss Nell Lambeth who survives of the home. Also surviving are two daughters, Bonnie Wallace and her husband Duane and Mitzi Webster, both of Lexington; two sons, Don Starrett and his wife Karen of Thomasville and Juan Starrett and his wife Betty of Asheboro; a brother, Colon Starrett and his wife Margaret of Thomasville; a daughter-in-law, Trudy Starrett of Drexel and a son-in-law John Webster of High Point. Also surviving are thirteen grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Hillside Park Baptist Church by the Rev. Steve Chipps and the Rev. Terry Boles. Burial will be in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The body will remain at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville until the hour of service. The family will be at the funeral home Tuesday from 6 until 8 p.m. and other times at the residence.

Memorials may be directed to the Hillside Park Baptist Church Building Fund, 7593 E. Holly Grove Road, Thomasville, NC 27360. Online condolences may be made to the Starrett family at


James Willard Jr.

ARCHDALE — James Wesley Willard, Jr., 75, died Feb. 10, 2013, at his residence with his loving family by his side. Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale, is handling arrangements.


Sharon White

WINSTON-SALEM — Sharon White, 56, died Feb. 10, 2013, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time at Phillips Funeral Service Inc., High Point.


Lula Williams

THOMASVILLE — Mrs. Lula Elizabeth Phillips Williams, 82, a resident of Thomasville, NC, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.

Lula was born March 26, 1930, in Rutherford County, NC, a daughter of the late Carl Phillips, Sr. and Martha Ann Higgins Phillips Ferguson and had made this area her home most of her life. She was retired from Celand Yarn Dyers and had worked at Amazon/Parkdale Mills. Lula loved to read, work word search puzzles, cook, go to the beach, drink coffee and serve it to those who visited her no matter how it tasted. She attended Central Wesleyan Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son Roger Williams; a step-sister, Carlene Williamson; and a step-brother Carl Phillips, Jr. She was married to Clayton R. Williams, who died June 12, 2007.

Surviving are her children, Arlene Williams of Thomasville, Alice Rhymer and husband Richard of Carthage, Tim Williams and wife Joanna of Lexington, Mike Williams of Thomasville, Steven Dink Williams (Retired Sgt. First Class) of Trinity, and Scott Williams of Thomasville; step-sister, Coleen Saunders of Trinity; half sisters, Nan Puckett of Eastover, NC, Shelby Dunlap of Trinity, Ruth Canon of High Point, Gayle Loiselle; step-brother, Rayvon Ferguson and wife Mavis of Thomasville. Also surviving is her grandchildren, Scott Alan McNew and wife Sandy, Wendy M. Batten and husband Rob, Benjie Brown, Christy Knight and husband Frank, Traci Finney, Dustin Rhymer, Holli Rhymer, Shane Williams, Ryan Williams, Clay Williams, Sean Williams, Curtis Williams, Misti Lee Canter, Michael Williams, Jr., Joi Lynn Winters, Cory Williams USN, Hope Williams, Kathryn Williams, eighteen great grandchildren, four step-grandchildren; a special sister-in-law and friend Evelyn Helms of Lexington, special family friend Randy Ramsey of Thomasville.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Central Wesleyan Church in Thomasville with Rev. David Albertson officiating. Interment will follow in the Holly Hill Memorial park Cemetery. Mrs. Williams will remain at J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville until placed in the church thirty minutes prior to the service. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. on Monday and at other times at the home of a son Mike Williams. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hinkle Hospice House, 202 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292 or the Family Life Center of Central Wesleyan Church, 300 Hinkle St. Thomasville, NC 27360. Online condolences may be sent to the Williams family at


Mary Jeanette Cecil Williams

THOMASVILLE — Ms. Mary Jeanette Cecil Williams, 57, a former resident of Carr St. in High Point, passed away Friday, Feb. 7, 2013, at the Wake Forest Medical Center as a result of injuries suffered in a fire.

Mary was born in High Point, March 22, 1955, a daughter of Virgil Cecil and Velma Alderman Cecil. A lifelong resident of High Point, Mary was a loving mother and sister, loved her friends and animals. She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Angie Williams; two brothers, Jimmy and Danny Cecil and her fiancé, Roy Lee Smith. She was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving is a loving son, Teddy Allen Williams; sister, Barbara Ann Cecil; four brothers, Dennis, Tommy, Wayne and David Cecil, all of High Point and three grandchildren.

A Celebration of Mary’s Life will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the Davis Funerals & Cremations Chapel by the Rev. Jim Summey. Burial will follow in Floral Garden Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 7 until 9 p.m. and at other times the home on Carr St.