Obituaries 11-14-2012

Nov. 15, 2012 @ 02:50 PM

Connor D. Freedle
LEXINGTON – Connor David Freedle infant failed to survive birth.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, November 16, 2012 at Lexington City Cemetery. Burial will follow.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 1:45 pm Friday at Davidson Funeral Home and other times at the home.
Online condolences may be made at

Edmund Gremli
PEARL RIVER, N.Y. – Edmund M. Gremli, 90, formerly of Westminster Manor, 81 South St., Auburn, died Sunday, November 11, 2012 at Finger Lakes Center for Living.  Born in Pearl River, NY he was the son of the late Charles and Lillian Gessner Gremli.  Edmund was a WWII Army veteran and a graduate of Pearl River High School.  He and his late wife Sylvia lived in Pearl River, NY, where he worked for Fred L. Holt, Inc., for 43 years as a carpenter and supervisor.  Following his 1984 retirement, they moved to High Point, NC before residing in the Auburn area. He was an avid NY Yankees and NY Giant Fan and enjoyed playing golf well into his eighties.     
Surviving are two sons Edmund C. Gremli and his wife Nancy of Moravia and Jack L. Gremli and his wife Carol of Pearl River; a brother Kenneth Gremli of NJ; 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his wife Sylvia Seigel Gremli in 1998. 
Friends may visit the family on Sunday, November 18 from 11am-1pm at Langham Funeral Home with a memorial service to follow at 1 pm.  A private family burial is planned. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Edmund’s memory may be made to Westminster Manor.   

Carolyn Hairston
Carolyn Hairston of 1006 Enterprise Drive passed Nov.11, 2012 at High Point Regional Medical Center. Arrangements Entrusted to Gilmore Funeral Home Service.

Ella Haley
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Ella Franklin Haley, 89, of Westchester Manor at Providence died on Sunday, November 11, 2012 following an extended illness.
Ella was born on March 31, 1923 in Washington, Georgia to the late Boyce Franklin and Bessie Smith Franklin.  A resident of High Point for most of her adult life, she was a faithful member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church where she was a past president of the Willing Workers, former Sunday school teacher, member of the Senior Choir and Burnshill Sympathy Club.
Mrs. Haley was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Isabelle Warren, Frankie Wise, James Edward Franklin, Leroy Franklin, Irene Thompson, Josephine Charles, and Isabella Voigt; one grandson, Darrell Haley.
Surviving relatives include three daughters, Joyce Boyd (Nathaniel, Sr.) of High Point, Shelia McNair (Alexander, Sr.) of Baltimore, MD, and Ella Jane Haley of High Point; sisters, Geneva Reed of Detroit MI, and Novella Rice of Oakland, CA; eleven grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, seven great great grandchildren, special friends, Josephine and Isaiah Rowell, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 716 Leonard Ave. Burial will follow at Greenhill Cemetery.  Family visitation will be at the church on Thursday, 1:30 to 2 p.m. Johnson and Sons Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Online condolences may be made at

Kevin Pankey
GREENSBORO – Kevin Pankey, 31, passed away on Monday, November 5, 2012. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society, Inc.

Otis Pittman
GREENSBORO – Otis Pittman, 75, passed away at Moses Cone Hospital. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society, Inc.

Kitty Lindley Reed
ASHEBORO – Kittly Arlene Lindley Reed, 45, of Asheboro died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at Ridge Funeral Home. Arrangements by Ridge Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

Nancy Reid
LEXINGTON – Nancy Darleen Deaton Reid, 75, of Robert Lloyd Drive, died Friday, November 09, 2012, at Hinkle Hospice House.
A celebration of her life will be 4 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 2012, at Davidson Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Bobby H. “Bob” Safrit
HIGH POINT – Mr. Bobby H. “Bob” Safrit, age 85, passed away peacefully November 13th at his residence.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Sechrest Funeral Service on E. LExington AVenue.

James (Jim) Hobart Wall Jr.
HIGH POINT — The dearest and most caring husband and father, James (Jim) Hobart Wall Jr., age 84, passed away at High Point Regional early Monday morning, November 12th.  James is now in the arms of His Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
James was born in High Point, NC, a son of James Hobart Wall and Mary Ella Guy Wall on February 1st, 1928.  He was a graduate of High Point Central High School and attended High Point College (now High Point University).  James was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserves serving twice, at the end of World War II and in the Korean Conflict.  He had worked as a financial advisor for several companies before becoming general manager of the Atrium Furniture Mall for nearly 20 years before retiring.  He was a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church and had lived in the High Point area most of his life.  James was preceded in death by his parents, a baby brother, Norman, a sister, Phyllis Wall Hawks and infant twin sons.
He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Etta Lee Lineberry Wall of the residence; and two adoring daughters, Lauren Wall Wood of High Point and Elizabeth Wall Barrow of Morehead City, NC.
At James request, there will be no formal visitation, but friends are welcome to join his family at a graveside service on Thursday, November 15th at 2:00 p.m. in Floral Garden Park Cemetery with Rev. Richard Howle officiating.
Memorials may be directed to Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, 1225 Chestnut Dr. High Point, NC 27262.  The family wishes to express a grateful thank you to the doctors and staff on the 4th and 7th floors at High Point Regional Hospital for their care and concern given to James.  Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point is assisting the family and on-line condolences may be made through

Brenda Sessoms (Moore) White
HIGH POINT — Brenda Sessoms (Moore) White, 68, passed away Monday, November 12, 2012 at Forsyth Medical Center.
Mrs. White was born on April 28, 1944 in Sampson County, NC, a daughter of the late Vernon Lyles, Sr., Nancy Irene (Coltrane) Moore. She was a graduate of Alamance School of Cosmetic Art in 1976 and along with her sister, started her own beauty salon, Mane Street and Company for over 33 years, after which she worked for Hair Kutts, High Point for two years.
In addition to owning an operating her own business, Mrs. White enjoyed gardening, going to the beach, dancing and listening to beach music.
She loved attending Green Street Baptist Church where she sang in their choir, and participated in many events.
Mrs. White is survived by a daughter, Heather Renae White of High Point; three sisters, Nancy S. Lovett and husband, Edward of Stokesdale, M. Anne Sessoms of High Point, and Gwen S. McSwain and husband Lloyd of High Point; a brother, Joey Moore and his wife, Jan of High Point; three nieces, Kelly Jones, Malea Dalton, and Kristin Coberley; and a nephew, Jai Williams. She was preceded in death by a brother, Vernon “Bud” Moore, Jr.
A celebration of life service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Green Street Baptist Church, Ste 620, 1701 Westchester Drive, High Point with the Rev. Mark Loy officiating. Burial will follow in Gibsonville Town Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Cumby Family Funeral Service, 1015 Eastchester Drive, High Point.
The family would like to send a warm thank you to the special second GI staff at Forsyth Medical Center for their kind expressions.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Faith Baptist Tabernacle Church, 7925 Lester Rd., Stokesdale, NC 27357.
Condolences may be left on Mrs. White’s memorial page at
Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.

Arvil Wilson
LEXINGTON – Mr. Arvil Franklin Wilson, 93, of Carolina House and formerly of Old Highway 64 East, passed away Tuesday, November 13 at Hinkle Hospice House.
His funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM Friday, November 16 at Silver Valley Baptist Church by the Revs. Gene Little and Joe Leach.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday at Davidson Funeral Home and other times at the home of Tony Wilson, 2063 Old Highway 109, Lexington.
Mr. Wilson was born April 16, 1919 in Davidson County to Claude and Bertha Cross Wilson.  He was married to his loving wife, Maggie Rhodes Wilson for 71 years.  Prior to his retirement, he was a weaver for Frank IX and Sons.  He had a lifelong love of rabbit hunting with his beagles.  He also enjoyed farming and raising horses. He was a member of Silver Valley Baptist Church where he served many years as a Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, Superintendent of Sunday School and choir leader.  He loved to sing and witness of God’s love.  His wife, Maggie, preceded him in death, as well as his brother, Efird Wilson Sr., and his sister, Arlene Cody. 
He is survived by his son, Tony Wilson and wife, Doris of Lexington; his daughters, Rita W. Bean and husband, Phil, and Amelia Cates and husband, Korkie, both of Greensboro, and Karen W. Young and husband, Kent, of Lexington; his grandchildren, Darren Wilson, and DeAnn Holmes and husband Randy, all of Lexington, Lindsey Bradley and husband Jason of Greensboro, Meredith Bean of Fayetteville, Arkansas,  Jessica Williams and husband, Chad of Burgaw,  Joseph Young and wife, Katie of Lexington, Erika Cook and husband Matt of High Point,  Joshua Cates and Caleb Cates, of Greensboro; his great grandchildren, Taylor Wilson, Courtney Wilson,  Ryne Holmes, Dylan Holmes, Ella Williams, Matthew Williams, Malachi Bradley, Noah Bradley, Addison Bradley, and  Maggie Bradley; and his sister, Eunice Hedrick.
Mr. Wilson and his wife Maggie were in declining health for the past five years.  During that time they were blessed to have the loving care of Gladys Brent and Harriet Pullum in their home.  As their needs progressed, they moved to Carolina House of Lexington where they were well cared for and made to feel at home by the staff.  For this the Wilson family is truly grateful.
Memorial may be directed to Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292 or to Carolina House of Lexington, 161 Young Dr., Lexington, NC 27292. Online condolences may be made at