Obituaries December 27, 2012

Dec. 27, 2012 @ 04:21 PM

Bill Blackmon
THOMASVILLE — William “Bill” Martin Blackmon, 84, died on Thursday, December 20, 2012, at the Hospice Home in High Point after a brief illness.  Bill was the loving husband of Carlene Freeman Blackmon.  They were married on March 25, 1961, and shared 51 years together.
Bill was born June 18, 1928, in Greenville, SC, the son of the late Manly Rankin Blackmon and Eliza Stacey Kern Blackmon. He grew up in Durham, NC, and graduated from Durham High School. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, Bill attended North Carolina State University, graduating from the School of Textiles.  He spent his career in the textile industry, retiring from Burlington Industries in 1989 after 36 years.
Bill spent his retirement years planning many trips to national parks and scenic locations across the United States and Canada, going out of his way to see as many lighthouses as possible.  He and Carlene enjoyed filling scrapbooks with pictures and documentation from these adventures.
Bill was a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church for 42 years and a member of the Adult Fellowship Class.  He enjoyed serving his church by helping to build Wesley Memorial’s first Habitat House, serving with Open Door Ministries, and was currently active with Mobile Meals and the Visitation Committee at the church.  He enjoyed helping where he was needed.
Bill especially enjoyed being outside, planting gardens and seeing things grow.  He had many gardening friends and enjoyed sharing this hobby with others.
In addition to his wife, Bill is survived by two children; Ann Blackmon Gerringer and William Carl Blackmon and wife Donna; four grandchildren; Rebecca and Elizabeth Gerringer and Carl and Caty Blackmon.  He is also survived by a brother, Stephen Kern Blackmon, his wife Dixie, and three nephews.
Funeral services will be held Friday, December 28, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. in the sanctuary at Wesley Memorial UMC, followed by visitation in the Asbury Room.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church or Mobile Meals of High Point (PO Box 6666, High Point NC 27262).
Condolences may be left on Bill’s page at
Arrangements by Cumby Funeral Service, High Point.

Clara Grant Callahan
TRINITY — Mrs. Clara Grant Callahan, 78, of Trinity, died Sunday, December 23, 2012, at High Point Regional.
Clara was born in Swain County, NC, a daughter to the late John Lester Grant and Sally Freeman Grant.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her ex-husband William H. Callahan and two brothers, W. Earl Grant and J.D. Grant.  She was a member of Faith Baptist Church, enjoyed reading and was a very helpful compassionate and caring person.
Clara is survived by her son, Richard H. Callahan, Sr. and his wife, Annette, of El Paso, TX; three sisters, Mary Holden of Winston- Salem, Lenora Powell of Archdale and Sue Hill of High Point; three grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 28, in the Chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale with Rev. Mike Owen officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at  Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale. 

Hazel Campbell
LEXINGTON — Mrs. Hazel Everhart Campbell, age 83, of Piedmont Crossing in Thomasville, died Thursday, December 20.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 28, at Forest Hill Memorial Park Mausoleum.
The family will see friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at Davidson Funeral Home.

Donald L. Cashion
THOMASVILLE — Mr. Donald L. Cashion, a resident of Thomasville, died Tuesday, December 25, 2012, in the Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington.  He was born February 2, 1936, in Mecklenburg County, a son of the late James and Virginia Cashion.
Mr. Cashion was a retired employee with Thomasville Furniture Industries.
On January 1, 1960, he was married Shirley Slate, who preceded him in death January 23, 2008.
Surviving are daughters, Jaimi Cashion Baker and husband Pastor Scott Baker of Asheboro and Andrea Cashion Greene and husband Dr. Heath Greene of Winston-Salem; a son, Donald Lewis Cashion, II of the home; grandchildren, Hannah Baker, Olivia Greene, Ashlyn Greene and Eliana Greene; a sister, Priscilla Case of Charlotte and a brother, Gary Cashion of Newton-Conover.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 29, 2012, at 11 a.m. in J.C. Green & Sons Chapel with Pastor Scott Baker officiating.  Burial will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.
The family requests any memorial contributions be directed to Hospice of Davidson County, 202 Hospice Way, Lexington, N.C. 27292.
Online condolences may be sent to the Cashion family at

Annie Myrtle Everhart
LEXINGTON — Annie Myrtle Berrier Everhart, 88, of Lexington Health Care died Monday, December 24, 2012, in Lexington Health Care. A graveside service will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 27, 2012, at Forest Hill Memorial Park. Visitation will be 12:00 to 12:45 p.m. at Davidson Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at

Joseph Ray “Jay” Jordan Sr.
REIDSVILLE — Joseph Ray “Jay” Jordan Sr., 84, passed away on December 25th, 2012, surrounded by his family. 
Funeral service will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, December 29, 2012, at Forbis and Dick North Elm Street Chapel. Interment will follow at Deep River Friends Meeting Church Cemetery.
Mr. Jordan farmed on the family land before working at Norfolk Southern, retiring after 42 years of service.  He was a member of Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen.  He served in the U.S. Army as a medic from 1952-1954 at various Army bases.
Mr. Jordan was a hard-working loving husband and father.  He was always willing to help any family member or friend in need.  After retiring, he enjoyed traveling and working around his and his children’s homes, “piddling” as he called it.  He also enjoyed his pets and treated them as children and companions, especially his two granddogs, Cody and Sadie Mae.
Mr. Jordan was preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years, Aileen Edwards Jordan; brothers Thomas Jordan and Roland Jordan, step-sister Frances Jo Jones of Warsaw, NC.  He was the son of the late Daisy Patterson Jordan of High Point, the late C.E.  Jordan and stepmother Arletecy Jordan of High Point.
Mr. Jordan is survived by his two children, Joey and Jan of Reidsville.  He is also survived by brothers, Edward “Pinkey” Jordan and John Jordan; and sister Carol Green of High Point.
The family will receive friends Friday, December 28, 2012, from 6 – 8 p.m. at Forbis and Dick North Elm Street Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, or a charity of your choice.
Forbis and Dick North Elm Street Chapel is assisting Mr. Jordan’s family.

Charles “Quinzel” Lindsay
ASHEBORO — Charles “Quinzel” Lindsay entered eternal rest on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Asheboro, N.C. He was the youngest of Laura and Granson Lindsay. He entered the U.S. Army in 1968 and served in Vietnam. He retired in 1989. 
He is survived by his wife Kathleen; two children, one grandson, two brothers, two sisters, eight nieces, eleven nephews and a host of dear friends.
Services will be held on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Phillips Funeral Services, 1810 Brockett Ave., High Point, N.C., at 10:30 a.m. Funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Salisbury National Cemetery, 501 Statesville Blvd., Salisbury, N.C.

Jackie Lopez
RURAL HALL — Jackie Dean Craver Lopez, 68, of Rural Hall, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on December 22, 2012, in Forsyth Medical in Winston-Salem.  She was born in Davidson County on October 20, 1944, to parents Jack Craver and Bernice Stroud Craver. 
She leaves her love to her husband of 45 years, Robert Lopez of the home; her son Kevin Lopez; her granddaughter KayLeigh Lopez of Hillsborough; her sisters: Carolyn Craver of High Point and Peggy Bourbonais of Thomasville; her brothers Jimmie Craver and wife, Doris, and Bobby Craver and wife, Billie, of High Point; and Jerry Craver of Winston-Salem. 
She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Vickie.
Jackie graduated from Ledford High School and Bowman-Gray School of Inhalation Therapy.  She was employed in the emergency room at the former High Point Memorial Hospital.  She continued her career at what is now Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, as supervisor of Respiratory Therapy in the Intensive Care Unit and as Clinical Instructor.  After twelve years at Wake Forest, Jackie accepted employment at Humana Hospital, now Moses Cone Health System – The Women’s Hospital of Greensboro.  She served as supervisor of the Respiratory Therapy Department, as in-service coordinator and as clinical instructor for the department staff, students and new orientees.  She remained employed at Humana Hospital until her retirement.
Jackie’s hobbies included reading and traveling extensively with family and friends over her lifetime.  Her favorite vacation spots were Paris and Hawaii, and she also traveled to London, Spain, Acapulco, San Juan, and Virgin Islands.
Jackie’s intense love for animals was displayed throughout her life.  She will be greatly missed by her little Bichon Frise, Princess Daisy.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Forsyth Medical Center for the exceptional care and compassion that Jackie received. 
At her request, there will be no service. 
Carolina Cremation of Salisbury, North Carolina is assisting the Lopez family.  Online condolences may be made at the Carolina Cremation website at 

Geraldine Quick
HIGH POINT – Mrs. Geraldine Quick, 78, passed on Tuesday, December 25, 2012, at High Point Regional Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time at Phillips Funeral Service, Inc., High Point, NC.

Ella Mae Russell
THOMASVILLE — Mrs. Ella Mae Russell, a lifelong resident of Thomasville, passed away on Friday, December 21, 2012, after an extended illness.  She was being cared for at Trinity Glen Nursing Home in Winston Salem.
Mrs. Russell was the widow of Oliver Russell of Thomasville and is survived by one son, Doyle Russell of Winston Salem, NC, and one daughter, Diana Segers of Mt. Airy, NC.  She is also survived by 7 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren.
A memorial service for Mrs. Russell will be held Sunday, December 30 at 3 p.m. at First Pentecostal Holiness Church on Highway 64 East in Lexington, NC. The family will receive friends at the church from 2:15 p.m. until the service begins at 3 p.m.

David Speaks
WINSTON-SALEM — David Vaughan Speaks, 74, died Thursday, December 20, 2012.  A celebration of life will be held at 6:00 p.m. at Davidson Funeral Home, Hickory Tree Chapel on Friday, December 28, 2012. Davidson Funeral Home, Hickory Tree Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at

Patricia M. Tester
LEXINGTON — Patricia McIntrye Tester, age 44, of Lexington died Wednesday morning at her home. Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m.  Friday in the Davidson Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel.

Constance Catherine (Kitty) Woods Trotter
THOMASVILLE — Constance Catherine (Kitty) Woods Trotter, 84, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ December 25, 2012, at Piedmont Crossing in Thomasville.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, James Beauford Trotter, Sr.
Kitty was born September 25, 1928, in Guilford County to the late Herman Ray and Mary Jones Woods.
She is survived by a son, J.B. Trotter, Jr. and wife Marie of Thomasville; daughters, Sherry Bowers and husband Ken of Thomasville, Pam Rice and husband Frankie of Wilson; brothers, Herman Ray “Buddy” Woods, Jr., Harold Woods, Wayne Woods; sisters, Doris Wright, Judy McDaniel, Wanda Evans; grandchildren, Jay Trotter  and wife Meghan, Dawn Ingram and husband Brian, Adam Litwin and wife Nichole, Lee Rice, Jamie Rice, Kyle Bowers, Seth Bowers and wife Jennifer, Rhyne Bowers and wife Colleen; eight great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 28, 2012, at Oak Hill Memorial Baptist Church on Tower Road followed with a 2:00 p.m. Homegoing Celebration in the church chapel with Reverend Gary Myers and Dr. Keith Carroll officiating. Interment will be at Holly Hill Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to: Hospice of Davidson County, 202 Hospice Way Lexington, NC 27292.
Online condolences may be made at

Charles C. Williams Sr.
Charles C. Williams Sr., age 89, of Taylorsville, passed away Monday, December 24, 2012.  Charles was born on November 2, 1923, in Guilford County to E.F. Williams Sr. and Ruth Thacker Williams.  Charles worked as a salesman at High Point Hardware and retired in May 1990.  He was a veteran of the Army and was a member of Woodsman of the World and was a member of Reavis Memorial Baptist in High Point.  He married his late wife on January 8, 1943, and together they had two children.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Ernestine Williams; two sisters, Nancy W. Stephens and Frances Johnson; two brothers, C.F. Williams Jr. and M.B. Williams; two grandchildren, Cindy Hyder and Chip Williams.  Survivors include a daughter, Tony Chapman and her husband Lewis of Taylorsville; son, Charles C. Williams Jr. and his wife Sandra; four grandchildren and twenty one great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 12-2 p.m. at Sechrest Funeral Service in Archdale and a graveside will follow at Floral Garden Memorial Park in High Point.
Donations may be made in Charles name to Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton: 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658
Online condolences may be made at

Ella M. Wilson
THOMASVILLE — Mrs. Ella Lee Miller Wilson, 85, died Wednesday, December 26, 2012. Funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 29, 2012, in First Emmanuel Baptist, 833 Leonard Street, High Point, NC.  Burial will follow in Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday 30 minutes before the funeral service. S. E. Thomas Funeral and Cremations is in charge of arrangements.

Otis “Wayne” Young
TRINITY — Our beloved husband and father, Otis “Wayne” Young, was called by his heavenly father home to celebrate our Savior’s birth in heaven on December 23, 2012, at his home with his family by his side.
Wayne was born in High Point, on May 7, 1965, a son of the late Jesse Young and Mrs. Janie Robertson Young.  On July 4, 198,3 he married the love of his life, the former Tametha “Tammy” Tuttle.  Wayne attended Liberty Grove United Methodist Church. He loved fishing, animals and could create beautiful one-of-a-kind quality furniture.  He was a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Tammy Young of the home; a daughter, Fallon Blackburn “his baby” and her husband, Wesley of Thomasville; his mother, Janie Ingle and her husband, Donald “Dad” of Asheboro; two brothers, Gary Young of High Point and Joe Young of Archdale; two sisters, Janie Seagers and her husband Jerry and Penny Staton and her husband, Billy, all of Trinity; several nieces and nephews and many beloved friends.
A celebration of life will be held 2 p.m. Friday, December 28 in the Chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale with Rev. Sandra McNiel, Rev. Kenneth Brown and Rev. Jeff Burton officiating.  Inurnment will follow at Burton Street Missionary Methodist Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Liberty Grove United Methodist Church, 3602 Meadowbrook Drive, Trinity, NC 27370. Arrangements made by Cumby Family funeral Service in Archdale.  Online condolences may be made at