Obituaries December 28, 2012

Dec. 27, 2012 @ 06:52 PM

Ruby Howell Buchanan
NEWTON — Ruby Howell Buchanan, 83, of Newton died Wednesday December 26, 2012. Funeral will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday December 29, 2012, at Startown First Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Catawba Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12:00-2:00 pm Saturday December 29, 2012. at the church.
The Buchanan family has entrusted arrangements to Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Newton.

Donald Carter
High Point – Mr. Donald Carter, 58, passed on Thursday, December 27, 2012. at Hospice Home at High Point. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time at Phillips Funeral Service, Inc., High Point, NC.

Henry “Leroy” Carter
ARCHDALE – Mr. Henry “Leroy” Carter, 69, died Tuesday, December 25, 2012. Funeral was Thursday, December 27, 2012, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel Chesterfield, SC. Interment will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 28, 2012, at Patrick Cemetery, Patrick, SC. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC, ( is serving the Carter family.

Josie D, Crump
HIGH POINT — Ms. Josie D, Crump, 62, of High Point passed away on December 26, 2012, at Triad Care and Rehabiltation Center. Homegoing Service is pending at this time and Entrusted to Peoples Funeral Service

Barbara Gardner
DENTON ­— Barbara Foster Gardner, age 67, of Lexington, died Wednesday, Dec. 26 at Hospice Home at High Point.
Memorial Service for Mrs. Gardner will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton

Joseph Ray “Jay” Jordan Sr.
REIDSVILLE — Joseph Ray “Jay” Jordan Sr., 84, passed away on December 25, 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.

Emily Jean White Linthicum
HIGH POINT — Emily Jean White Linthicum, 82, passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2012.  Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation
Society & Chapel.

Margaret Mutschler
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Kenstler Mutschler, 93, a resident of High Point, NC, passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2012, at home, in the care of her family.  A native of Western Pennsylvania, she was born on November 13, 1919, in Beaver County, PA, to the late John Kenstler and Margaret Schwartz Kenstler.
She was a 1937 graduate of Ambridge High School in Ambridge, PA, and was valedictorian of her class. She received an academic scholarship to attend the University of Pittsburgh and graduated from there in 1942, with a bachelor’s degree in education.  After college, she taught math in the Avonworth School District, located in Ben Avon, PA.  Her teaching career lasted only a few years, but it was an experience about which she was very proud.
On October 31, 1942, Margaret married Lavern A. Mutschler and they settled in Leetsdale, PA, one of the many towns in and around suburban Pittsburgh.  Margaret always had an interest in antiques, and in the early 1950’s she started her own antique business, simply named “Margaret Mutschler Antiques”.  Her passion for and knowledge about fine antiques, combined with the joy she had for the antique business itself, led her to be looked upon in the Western Pennsylvania and Tri-State area as an expert in the field.  When her husband became a licensed auctioneer, they expanded the business to include his talent in that area, and attending an estate auction conducted by L.A. Mutschler and Associates became a popular way to spend a weekend afternoon. Even when she relocated to High Point in 1995, Margaret continued to maintain her interest in antiques, offering an interesting inventory of case goods at Antique Marketplace in Greensboro, as long as her health permitted.
Margaret also enjoyed playing bridge and became an avid bridge player once she relocated to High Point. She was a regular player in many local bridge clubs and much of the pleasure she received from that hobby came about because of the many close friendships she developed among the other members. Her local friends were all very special to her and were an important part of her life.
In addition to her parents and her husband, preceding her in death were her brother, John Kenstler, Jr.; her sister, Helen Kenstler; and a nephew, John H. Kenstler. Margaret is survived by her daughter, Suzanne Fairchild and son-in-law James Fairchild, both of High Point; her grandson, Andrew Fairchild of High Point, and her nieces Dorothy Dille of New Brighton, PA, and Diane Johnson of La Belle, FL.
A service to celebrate Margaret’s life will be held Saturday, January 5, 2013, at 11:00 am in the Chapel at Cumby Family Funeral Service, in High Pont, with Reverend Janet Forrest officiating.  A reception and a gathering of family and friends will follow in the Life Tribute Center, at Cumby Family Funeral Service.  A committal service will be held Monday, January 14, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel at Sylvania Hills Memorial Park in Rochester, PA.  Memorials in Margaret’s memory may be made to:  Friends of Old Economy Village, 270 16th Street, Ambridge, PA 15003 or to the Sewickley Valley Historical Society, 200 Broad Street, Sewickley, PA 15143. 15143. The family would like to thank Dr. George Sanders, Dr. Rafaela Aguiar and Hospice of The Piedmont for their concern, comfort and excellent care shown to Mrs. Mutschler, during her illness.  Online condolences may be made at Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service of High Point, NC     

Geraldine Quick
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Geraldine Stevenson Quick, 78, passed on Tuesday, December 25, 2012, at High Point Regional Hospital. She was born on June 27, 1934, in Guilford County to Grace Maddox.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Grace Maddox; her son Thomas Quick Sr. and a precious daughter-in-law, Gwendolyn Pegues Quick.
Geraldine retired from Archdale Manufacture. Her passion was baking cakes. She was a member of Baldwin Chapel Seventh Day Adventist Church before her health declined.
She is survived by three grandsons; Thomas Kordell Quick, Jr. of Mayodan, NC, Jason Kelly of Hoffman, NC, and Jermaine (Shauna) Kelly of Southern Pines, NC; three sisters, Wanda B. Lindsay of High Point, NC, Louise Gray of Ellenwood, GA and Shirley (Roscoe) Brunson of Lakewood, NJ; four brothers, Fred (Bernice) Burke, Jerry (Yolanda) Burke and Paul Burke all of High Point, NC, and Lonnie (Eleanor) Burke of College Park, GA; a dear friend, Minnie Williams of High Point, NC, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 29, 2012, at Phillips Funeral Service Chapel, 1810 Brockett Ave. High Point, NC, with Rev. Kevin Gibson officiating.  Interment will follow at Carolina Biblical Gardens, Jamestown, NC.  The family will receive friends at the chapel from 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. and other times at the home of her sister at 1133 Edinburgh Dr., Jamestown, NC.
Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service Inc., High Point, NC.
Online condolences may be sent to the Quick family at

Jacqueline Robbins
HIGH POINT — Ms. Jacqueline Anne Teresa Robbins, 51, passed on Sunday, December 23, 2012 at Hospice Home at High Point. She was born in High Point, NC, on September 16, 1961, to the late Floyd Robbins and Marcella (George) France.
She was formerly employed by Gilbarco. Jacqueline was a graduate of T.W. Andrews High School, class of 1979.
She leaves to cherish her loving memories: one son, Teon Robbins; one grandson, Naquan Jones; her parents, Marcella (George) France; one sister, Antoinette (Martin) Harper all of High Point, NC; two brothers, George France, Jr., of Virginia Beach, VA, and Shawn France of High Point, NC; three aunts, Phyllis Vandyke of Winston-Salem, NC, Elizabeth Robbins of High Point, NC, and Valerie Dickenson of High Point, NC; best friends, James and Mary Bates, Cathy Grace and Robin Jones and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Service Chapel, 1810 Brockett Avenue.  The family will receive friends at the chapel from 2:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service Inc., High Point, NC.
Online condolences may be sent to the Robbins family at

Jimmy Rogers
LEXINGTON — Jimmy Noel Rogers, 77, of Tyro, died December 26, 2012, following a brief illness. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Monday, December 31, 2012, at Tyro United Methodist Church Chapel. The family will greet friends following the service in the church chapel.

Alice Richey Rummage
THOMASVILLE — Mrs. Alice Richey Rummage, 98, a resident of 1057 Tower Road, died Tuesday, December 25, 2012, at the Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington. She was born in Commerce, GA, January 5, 1914, a daughter of Rufus C. Richey and Harriet Galloway Richey, and had been a resident of the High Point and Thomasville area most of her life. She was a member of Fairmont Park Baptist Church in High Point and had retired in 1965 from Triangle Hosiery Mill in High Point following 37 years of employment. On June 22, 1934, she was married to Willie J. (Bill) Rummage, who died May 12, 1988. She was also preceded in death by four sisters, Thara Richey Chrisler, Bessie Mae Richey, Freddie Lou Richey Clinard, Annie Ruth Richey Fraylick, and by five brothers, Gaylord W. Richey, James Henry Richey, Rufus Campbell Richey, Jr., William Frank Richey and Joseph Presley Richey. Surviving are a daughter, Ann Rummage Gales and her husband Bobby Wayne Gales, Jr. of Thomasville; two grandchildren, Chris Tucker and his wife Christy and Joseph Tucker and his wife Tabatha; four great-grandchildren, Tyler Matthew Tucker, Kailee Michelle Tucker, Courtney Isabella Tucker and Khloe Grace Tucker. A graveside service will be conducted Sunday, December 30, 2012, at 4 p.m. at Calvary United Church of Christ Cemetery in Thomasville by the Rev. Benny Clodfelter. The body will remain at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville until the hour of service. The family will be at the home of the daughter, Ann Gales, 1029 Tower Road, Thomasville. In lieu of flowers, memorials maybe directed to Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292. Online condolences may be made to the Rummage family at

William Keith Ryals
GREENSBORO — William Keith Ryals, 58, passed away Monday, December 24, 2012, at Wesley Long Hospital.
An 11:00 a.m. funeral service will be held Saturday, December 29, 2012, at Forbis and Dick North Elm Street Chapel.  Interment will follow at Lakeview Memorial Park. 
Keith was born in Greensboro, NC, on November 17, 1954, to Rachel Crist Ryals and the late Willie F. Ryals, Jr.  He graduated from Page High School and attended Martin Community College where he studied Forestry.  He was employed for several years as a lumber inspector with Dixie Furniture.  He later became parts manager with Greensboro Auto Auction where he was employed until his illness. Keith enjoyed deer hunting and had a strong passion and knowledge of cars. He was a loving and devoted son, brother and father who had a great sense of humor and a strong faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Willie F. Ryals, Jr., as well as his step-father, James H. Ray, and an aunt, Carolyn Ray. He is also preceded in death by his former wife, Kim Keiger Ryals Oxidine. 
Survivors include his mother, Rachel Crist Ryals Ray, as well as his daughter, Jenna Leigh Ryals of High Point. Other survivors include his brother, Jimmy Ray and wife, Cathy, of Charlotte, NC. Also surviving is a brother-in-law, Chris Keiger as well as a niece, Stacey Morrow, and a nephew, Tyler Ray. 
The family will receive friends at Forbis and Dick North Elm Street from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. on Saturday prior to the service.  Online condolences may be sent to
Memorial donations may be sent to the Vance H. Havner Scholarship Fund, 1852 Banking Street, Box 9946, Greensboro, NC, 27408.

Clayton Roe Sink
THOMASVILLE — Mr. Clayton Roe Sink, 90, a lifelong resident of Thomasville, passed away on December 26, 2012, at Lexington Heath Care Center. Son of the late John Luther Sink and Bessie Everhart Sink, he was born on December 16, 1922, in Davidson County. He was married to Iris Hamilton Sink on August 14, 1945, who preceded him in death September 23, 1990. Mr. Sink was a Petty Officer 2nd Class in the Navy during WWII and stationed in England where he worked in ship supplies. He was a member and guitarist for the Admiral’s Dance Band, in which many members went on to play for the Benny Goodman and the Lawrence Welk Bands. Mr. Sink continued his love of music by also playing the guitar for The M&M’s, a group that went on to win the State Senior games. Additionally he visited numerous nursing homes in the Triad area sharing his talent. Mr. Sink worked in the family-owned business, Sink’s Dry Cleaners, most of his entire adult life. He was an avid ping pong player and promoted table tennis throughout the region, known as a champion player and mentor to many followers. He was also a member of American Legion. Mr. Sink also contributed his time to the Boy Scouts as a committee member.  He was a dedicated member at Fair Grove United Methodist Church, Christian Fellowship Class and United Methodist Men.
Surviving are his sons, Gary Sink and wife Janie, and Michael Sink, both of Thomasville; a daughter, Ann Hall and husband Buck of Thomasville; GrandcChildren, Phillip Sink and wife Irene of Brooklyn NY, Candace Sink, Derek Sink, and Jonathan Hall, all of Thomasville. Also surviving is one brother, Willard Sink of Thomasville.

Larry Smith Towery
HIGH POINT – Larry Smith Towery, 73, passed away on Sunday at High Point Regional Hospital. Born August 7, 1939, in High Point he is a son of the late Avery Herschel Towery and Lela Smith Towery. He was a graduate of Trinity High School and served in the National Guard. Larry loved music, the beach, especially the Outer Banks, watching the Panthers play football, sitting on his porch and social occasions with family and friends. Larry was married to Bonnie Stroud in 1974 and later to Betty Bonds. He was employed for several years with Duke Power Co. before taking over ownership of the family business, T&H Restaurant in Archdale, at his parent’s retirement. He operated the restaurant until his retirement in the late 1990’s.  He most recently worked part time at Greensboro Auto Auction. In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by his second wife, Betty.
He is survived by one daughter Julie Richardson and husband Brian of Sophia, three step-children, Temple, Doug and Lynn; two grandchildren, Luke Richardson and Autumn Richardson. He is also survived by two sisters, Devona Hill and husband Leo of Thomasville, Nancy Smith and husband Dewey of Kernersville and a brother Bill Towery and wife Mary of Greensboro and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Larry Smith Towery will be  held 2:00 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale, with the Reverend Bill Barnes officiating. The family will greet friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to the Guil-Rand Fire Department, 10506 S. Main Street, Archdale. Online condolences may be made on Larry’s memorial page at
Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.

Kitty 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.
Kitty was born September 25, 1928, in Guilford County to the late Herman Ray and Mary Jones Woods.
Kitty was very active in her community. She served in the Bent Twig Garden Club, Thomasville Woman’s Club, Silver Valley Civitan Club as a volunteer and worker, Square Dance Club, Oak Hill WMU and Meals on Wheels. Kitty loved helping others but most of all, she loved spending time with her family. She will be truly missed.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, James Beauford Trotter, Sr.
Kitty 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

Douglas Antonio “Tony” Watts
THOMASVILLE — Mr. Mr. Douglas Antonio “Tony” Watts crossed over on Monday, November 6, 2012. There will be a visitation 2:30 pm – 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 30, 2012, at Thomasville Funeral Home in Thomasville. A memorial service will follow at 3:00 pm at Thomasville Funeral Home.