Obituaries November 4, 2013

Nov. 03, 2013 @ 05:37 PM

David Alden (Al) Bean
HIGH POINT — Mr. David Alden (Al) Bean, 79, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 in High Point Regional Hospital.
Al was born Dec. 25, 1933, a son of Wade and Wadie Blackburn Bean and had lived in this area all his life. Al was credit manager with Thayer Coggin Furniture for a number of years and later was manager of Black’s Furniture. He was a member of Oakview United Methodist Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. On March 10, 1962 he married the former Joyce Moose who survives of the home.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter Patti Bean of High Point, a son Keith Bean and wife Vicki of Archdale, a daughter in law Cindy Bean of High Point, six grandchildren, Lisa Davis, Laura Bean, Chris Bean, Sarah Stafford, Mary Katherine Bean and Hannah Bean, five great grandchildren, Chandler Gum, Roxy Bean, Kate Davis, Ellie Stafford, and Benjamin Davis.  Al was preceded in death by a son, Tim Bean.  The family would like to thank the Triad Pride Softball Team for allowing Al to be their papaw.
Al will be cremated and a memorial service will held at a later date.
The family would like for memorials to be directed to the Love Line of the Cancer Center, c/o High Point Regional Hospital , 601 N. Elm St., High Point, N.C. 27262.
Online condolences may be made to  Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service.

Helen English Nelson
DALLAS, GA. —Mrs. Helen English Nelson, age 102, of Dallas, Ga., a former long-time resident of High Point, passed away on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, near her family and close to her caring nephew and his wife, Jack and Nancy Waldrep.
Mrs. Nelson was born on Sept. 1, 1911, in Anderson, South Carolina, daughter of the late Floyd English and Eva Cartee English. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Francis B. Nelson, to whom she was married on June 4, 1940, and by four brothers Tillman English, Dorsey English, Dr. Carl English, and Lee English. She is survived by two brothers, Millard English and Marvin English; a sister, Juanita Waldrep; nephews, Jack and Nancy Waldrep of Dallas, Ga., Marvin and Sharon Waldrep of Smyrna, Ga., David and Margaret Waldrep of Marietta, Ga., Brent and Helen Sheppard of Morganton, N.C., and other nieces and nephews.
In 1946, Helen, along with her husband, Francis, founded Nelson Florist & Decorators, on Main Street in High Point. For many years they provided flowers for the High Point Furniture Market, weddings, funerals, the Debutante Ball, and to those who just needed to “Say It With Flowers.” As members of the First United Methodist Church, each Sunday for many years the Nelsons quietly donated flowers to the Glory of God. They also lovingly supported and helped raise many young students who worked in the florist and led them to success in life. Helen was a natural piano player who played professionally in her early years, and at age 102, played the piano at her own birthday party. Helen was a member of the Altrusa Club.
The family will receive friends in Hiram, Ga. at the Clark Funeral Home on Sunday, Nov. 3 from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 5 p.m. The family will receive friends in High Point, N.C. at Cumby Family Funeral Service on Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. with graveside services at 2 p.m. at the Guilford Memorial Park with the Reverend Dr. Christopher Fitzgerald officiating.
Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.

Helen Johnson Rogers
DAVIDSON COUNTY — Helen J. Rogers passed away peacefully on Nov. 2, 2013. Helen was a lifelong resident of Davidson County being born Dec. 5, 1928 to the late E.G. and Bessie Craven Johnson. She is survived by her husband of 53 years Richard Brantley Rogers. Other survivors include brother Donald and sisters-in-law JoAn, Shelby and Ola Johnson, nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Walter, Clyde, Albert, Thurman and Billy.
Helen was a member of Allendale Baptist Church 900 E. Springfield Rd. High Point, NC 27263 where memorials may be made.
Special thanks to the staff at Shannon Gray Rehab Center for providing care and comfort to Helen for the past several years.
A memorial service is planned for a later date.

Geneva Reeves
DENTON — Mrs. Geneva Faye Dunigan Reeves age 68, of Cabin Creek Dr., Denton died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 at High Point Regional Hospital.
A funeral service will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel. Interment will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluefield, W.Va.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4-6 p.m. at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton and other times at the residence.

Ronald G. Lee Sr.
HIGH POINT — Ronald Gary Lee, age 80, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 at Westchester Manor. Funeral plans are pending and will be announced by Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point.

Helen Steed Corder
ASHEBORO — Helen Steed Corder, 85 a resident of Northpoint of Asheboro Assisted Living, died Saturday at the Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro. Born Sept. 29, 1928 in Asheboro she is a daughter of the late Charles Fletcher Steed and Agnes Garner Steed. Mrs. Corder is a graduate of High Point High School and Brice Business College and retired from Drexel Heritage Furniture Co.  She was married to Charles Leon Corder who preceded her in death on July 7, 2007.
Mrs. Corder is survived by one son Woody Corder and wife Harvette of Randleman, two grandchildren, Leigh Lancaster and Whitney Johnson and three great grandchildren, Asher Lancaster, Mason Lancaster and Matthew Corder.
Funeral services for Mrs. Corder will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale with the Reverend Eric Peacock officiating. Interment will follow in Floral Garden Memorial Park. The family will greet friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be given to Hospice of Randolph County, 416 Vision Drive, Asheboro, N.C. 27203.  Online condolences may be made on Mrs. Corder’s memorial page at  Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.

Sherman K. Lawson
HIGH POINT –Sherman Keith Lawson, 52, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 at the Hospice Home at High Point. He was the son of the late Sherman Lee Lawson and Grace Marsh Haley.
Surviving in addition to his mother and stepfather Sidney Haley; a son Alijah Padilla of Aliso Viejo, Calif.; a daughter Erica Padilla of New York, N.Y.; sister, Debora Lawson Smith (Bud) of High Point, N.C.; brother Xavier Duron Lawson (Nelrisa) of Whisett; N.C.
Memorial service will be Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Service Chapel. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until 1 p.m. at the chapel.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice Home at High Point 1803 Westchester Dr, High Point, NC or Triad Dialysis Center, 4370 Regency Dr, High Point, NC in his memory.
Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc., High Point, N.C.
Online condolences may be made to the Lawson family at

Libby Voda Stevenson
THOMASVILLE — Mrs. Libby Voda Stevenson, 96, passed away on Nov. 1, 2013 at the Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington. She was born in Hopewell, Va. on Jan. 10, 1917 to the late Jacob Voda and Frances Holic Voda. Libby was married to Edward Thomas Stevenson on May 13, 1944, who preceded her in death on May 12, 1996. She was one of eleven children and enjoyed growing up in a large family. Libby will be missed by many family and friends.
She is survived by two sons; Thomas Stevenson and wife Donna and Walter Stevenson and wife Valeria both of North Carolina. Also surviving is a grandson, John Stevenson of Mass., and sister; Andy Voytko (90) of N.J., and brother Charles Voda (89) of Va.
A Visitation is scheduled from 2 – 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 at J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville. A graveside service is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 at Cape Charles Cemetery located in Cape Charles, Va. Fox and James Funeral Home in Eastville, Va. will be handling the graveside arrangements for the Stevenson family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests those wishing to send memorial contributions do so to Hinkle Hospice House, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, N.C. 27292. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

William Daniel Smithers
TRINITY — William Daniel Smithers, 73 of Trinity died Saturday at High Point Regional Hospital.  Born Sept. 14, 1940 in Bassett, Va. he is one of 12 children born to Dallas Dixie Smithers and Catherine Hodges Smithers. He retired from Hayworth Roll and Panel. He was a devoted family man. He enjoyed his grandchildren’s ball games and being outside, especially doing yard work. He was also noted as quite a backyard mechanic. In addition to his parents Mr. Smithers was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Mr. Smithers is survived by his wife Louise Smithers of the home and three children, Willie Smithers of High Point, Billy Smithers and wife Sandra of Archdale and Melissa Johnson and husband Wayne of Trinity. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Joshua Lambert, Shaina Raino, Jenny Todd, Jordan Johnson, Adam Johnson and two great grandchildren, Tommy Dale and Brookelyn. Also surviving are three brothers and four sisters.
A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale with the Reverend Darrel Ost and Pastor Wayne Johnson officiating. The family will greet friends following the service.
Online condolences may be made on Mr. Smithers’ memorial page at  Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.

David Smith
ASHEBORO — David Smith, 82, died on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013.
Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Ellis Auman
ASHEBORO — Ellis Auman, 84, died on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013.
Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Marie McBirney
JAMESTOWN — Marie McBirney, 72, died on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013.
Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.