Obituaries July 8, 2013

Jul. 07, 2013 @ 06:10 PM

Frances Gardner
BURLINGTON — Frances Mae Hinkle Gardner, 81, went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 5, 2013, at Hospice Home of Alamance-Caswell after a brief illness.
Frances was the daughter of the late Sollie Franklin Hinkle and Jessie Mae Black. She was born March 17, 1932, in Thomasville, NC. She attended grades 1-12 at Pilot High School in Thomasville where she graduated Valedictorian of her class in 1950. The fall of that year, she attended Appalachian State Teachers College in Boone, NC and later graduated with a Bachelors degree in Education. She received her Masters degree in Education from UNC-Greensboro. Frances taught in the Burlington City School System and Greensboro City School System for 36 years before retiring. She taught 4th grade and the Math Lab Program. She was devoted to her career and the children she taught.
Frances was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert Paul (Bob) Gardner of Thomasville and a brother Frank Hinkle of Thomasville. She is survived by her daughter Susan Gail Gardner Davis, Burlington; sister Joan Carol Hinkle Robertson; sister-in-law Peggy Hinkle, Thomasville; aunt Gladys Shoaf, Thomasville; cousin Craig Shoaf, Creswell and numerous nephews and nieces. 
A Celebration of Life will be held at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel, 2205 S. Church St., Burlington, NC on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at 11 a.m. by Rev. Ellen McCubbin and Rev. Dr. Charles Lee “Chuck” Hutchens. Entombment will follow at Alamance Memorial Park Mausoleum, 4039 S. Church St., Burlington, NC. 
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in memoriam to the Humane Society of Alamance County, PO Box 5117, Burlington, NC 27216 or any animal shelter/pet adoption center in your area.
You may sign the online register book at

Margaret Crouse
THOMASVILLE — Margaret Edwards Crouse, 85, of Thomasville, passed away July 5, 2013, at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital.
Born February 26, 1928 to the late William and Lettie Mae Edwards, Margaret was a native of this area her entire life. She worked for many years at Burlinton Industries and after retirement worked part time for Joyce Kinley Realty. Throughout her life, she enjoyed traveling with the love of her life, husband Willard Crouse, who predeceases her. She was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church in Trinity and was a proud member of the choir, as well as serving as church historian. Margaret was also a member of Methodist Women. She will be remembered for her love of cooking and shopping, and as a wonderful mother and grandmother.
Margaret is survived by children, Richard (Dick) Crouse and wife Jean of High Point, Marilyn Lanier and husband Tom of Winterville, Dale Crouse and wife Elaine of Clayton, Jerry Crouse and wife Helen of Thomasville; sister, Rebecca Nixon of Columbia, SC; sister in law, Ellen Edwards of Winston-Salem; 10 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
A celebration of Margaret’s life will be held Sunday, July 7, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Fairview United Methodist Church, Trinity. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday, July 6, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.
Memorials may be made to Fairview United Methodist Church, Building Fund, PO Box 289, Trinity, NC  27370.
Online condolences may be made to Margaret’s memorial page at  Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.

Doris L. Robinson
LEXINGTON — Doris Lankford Robinson, age 80, of Lexington died Saturday, July 6, 2013. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Davidson Funeral Home Chapel, Lexington.

Dorothy Alma Grant
GREENSBORO — Mrs. Dorothy Alma Hayworth “Dot” Grant, 92, of Greensboro, died Saturday, July 6, 2013.
Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at First Moravian Church. Committal services will follow at Westminster Gardens.
Mrs. Grant was a native of Greensboro, the daughter of Robert Douglas and Minnie Louise Hilton Hayworth. She was a member of First Moravian Church and the Agape Circle. A humanitarian that enjoyed volunteering, she served at Potter’s House for twenty years. She loved spending time with family, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed music and cats. She spent a lot of her time socializing with others and could be found at the Coliseum Café every Friday evening. Mrs. Grant was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Arthur Edward Grant, brother, Julius Hayworth, sister, Louise Hayworth Fagan, and brother, Robert Douglas “Dick” Hayworth, Jr.
Mrs. Grant is survived by her son, James Edward Grant (Pam) of Bethany, daughter, Jane Grant McKinney (Charles R.) of Greensboro, step-son, Stanley Allen Freiling of San Antonio, TX, sister, Helen Sanginite, brother, Tommy Hayworth (Carol), sister, Madeline Manning all of Greensboro, grandchildren; Robbie Grant, Justin Grant McKinney and two cats, Baby Ray and Topsy Andy.
Mrs. Grant is also survived by her extended family of nieces and nephews: Toni and Randy Price, Kent and Beth Carter, Marian Carter,  Nelle and James Parlier,  Eleanor Barrett, Eddie and Emily Fagan, Vince Mastanduno, Gene Hayworth, Steve and Claire Wilson, Doug and Val Wilson, Allan and Betty Wilson, Sandra and Robert Martin, Lisa and Brian McCulloch, Grant and Nancy Alberts, Alice Cosner, Michael and Geri Alberts, Hartley “Bud” Bergstrom, Jr., Eunice Kenneally, and Rosemary Canavan.
The family wishes to thank the loving caregivers, Teresa Allred and Clara Chandler, special support friends, Willie McClure and Tina German, Dr. James Kim and his staff and Mary Prevost - Gilbert at Greensboro Medical, nurses and support staff at Cone Memorial Hospital and Beacon Place.
Flowers are welcome and memorial contributions may be made to First Moravian Church, 304 S. Elam Ave., Greensboro, NC 27403.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. in the church’s Old Fellowship Hall.
Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home N. Elm St. is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at

Christopher Kimsey
BOSTON — Christopher O’Malley Kimsey, 21, of Boston, Mass., passed away on Friday July 5, 2013, at his home in Boston. 
Chris was born May 16, 1992, in High Point to Miriam and Steve Kimsey. He is the brother of Stephen Kimsey Jr. Chris graduated from Westchester Country Day School in 2011 and was attending The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Chris’s brilliant creative spirit led him in life and inspired those who knew him. He was an accomplished filmmaker, a prolific photographer, a piano prodigy, and an extremely talented artist. Chris was never without his sketch book to record the world as he saw it and his oil paintings are bold and colorful expressions of life. Chris was a beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend. Chris is also survived by his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. EP Kimsey, his aunt, DJ Kimsey, cousins Kathy and Kimsey Parker. His maternal grandmother Mrs. Margaret O’Malley Valise, his uncle William O’Malley, aunt Mary Jo O’Malley, and cousins Will and Ben O’Malley. His aunt and uncle Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Mirkov and cousin Brittney Mirkov. His aunt and uncle Mr. and Mrs. Rick O’Malley and cousins Ryan and Lauren O’Malley. His aunt and uncle Mr. and Mrs. Mark Onbashian and cousins Kelsey and Liam. His aunt and uncle Mr. and Mrs. Mark O’Malley and cousins Nolan and Maxine. Chris was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather William O’Malley and his paternal uncle Butch Kimsey.
A celebration of life will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in High Point, North Carolina. The family will receive friends at their home, 600 Emerywood Drive in High Point, after the service. There will be a graveside service for family in Blowing Rock, NC on Friday.  
The family requests that memorial contributions be directed to BRAHM, Blowing Rock Art and History Museum, PO Box 828, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 or The Crossnore School, PO Box 249, Crossnore, NC 28616.
Online condolences may be made to Chris’s memorial page at Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service. 

Arthur Martinez
HIGH POINT — Arthur Martinez, 69, a resident of High Point, passed away, Friday, July 5, 2013.
He was born November 8, 1943 in Cambria County, PA to the late Guadalupe Ponce de Rubia Martinez and Theresa Sierra Escalona and had lived in High Point most of his life. He was a retired employee of Flemings Upholstery. Arthur enjoyed fishing, sitting outside, playing chess, repairing furniture and drawing. He was a black belt in Karate. In addition to his parents, preceding him in death were numerous brothers and sisters, and a great granddaughter, Autumn Martinez.
Surviving are his daughters; Mary Carnahan and her husband Todd Davenport and Melanie Anne Martinez all of High Point, his sister; Pearla Goody of Oklahoma, and his brother; Wilbert Martinez of Pennsylvania. Also surviving are his grandsons; Kenneth Earl Carnahan, Jr., Jonathon Scott Carnahan, Michael Martinez, James Carnahan, and Joseph Gainey, Jr., his great granddaughters; Caitlyn Carnahan and Julia Carnahan.
A service to celebrate Arthur’s life will be held Tuesday, June 9, 2013 at 2:00 pm, from the Trindale Community Church with Pastor Ottis Collins officiating. Online condolences may be made at Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service of High Point.

Mary John Allred
THOMASVILLE — Mary John Gray Allred, a resident of Thomasville, died Sunday, July 7, 2013, in the Hospice Home at High Point. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by J.C. Green& Sons Funeral Home.