Obituaries March 21, 2014

Mar. 20, 2014 @ 05:53 PM

Jackie Alexander
THOMASVILLE — Mrs. Jackie Saunders Alexander, 85, a resident of Hiatt Road, died Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Abbotts Creek Care & Rehabilitation Center. She was born on February 17, 1929, in Guilford County, High Point, to Jack F. Saunders and Minnie Lee McInnis Saunders. She was a graduate of High Point High School and Bryce Commercial College. She retired as a secretary from Harcross Chemical. She was a member of Calvary United Church of Christ and the Marie Alexander Sunday School class. She delivered Meals-on-Wheels and donated over 20 gallons of blood to the American Red Cross. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Robert Saunders and Neil Saunders and sister, Jo Benfield.
On March 24, 1951, she married Hoy (Red) Alexander, who survives of the home. Also surviving are a son, David Alexander and wife Tamara of Thomasville, granddaughters McKenzie Alexander and Haley Alexander, sister Eloise Saunders of Thomasville, sisters-in-law Ruth Jarrett and Carol Conally, both of Thomasville, and six nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held on Sunday, March 23, 2014, at 3:30 p.m. at Calvary United Church of Christ with Rev. Kelly Barefoot officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2 until 3:30 in the church fellowship hall and at other times at the home. Mrs. Alexander will remain at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville until taken to the church sanctuary 30 minutes prior to the visitation. Memorials may be directed to Calvary UCC Cemetery Fund, 1410 Lexington Ave., Thomasville, N.C. 27360 or to the American Red Cross, either monetarily or a donation of blood, 815 Phillips Ave., High Point, N.C. 27262. Online condolences may be sent to

Beverly Clark
GREENSBORO — Beverly Douglass Clark, 91, passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2014. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, March 22, 2014, at St. Andrews Episcopal Church. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Mary Everhart
LEXINGTON — Mary Franklin Rogers Everhart, age 79 of Lexington, passed away Wednesday afternoon. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Spruce Street Baptist Church. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Cleveland Memorial Park in Boiling Springs. Arrangements by Davidson Funeral Home, Lexington.

Silvia Fernandez
HIGH POINT — Silvia Fernandez was welcomed into heaven on Thursday morning, March 20, 2014. She joined her beloved daughter Clara and loving family. Left to treasure her memory are her niece Elena Santa Cruz of High Point, her granddaughter Christina Squitin of Florida, her grandson David Squitin of Florida, along with her son-in-law Luis V. Squitin and his wife Elvira of Florida. We wish to thank all the loving extended family members and friends who supported and surrounded her with love and sweets. There will be a memorial service in Miami, Fla. where she will be interred next to her daughter for eternity.

Lois Haynes
THOMASVILLE — Mrs. Lois Davis Haynes, 75, went to be with her Lord Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Pine Ridge Health and Rehab. Lois was born in High Point, June 5, 1938, a daughter of the late Sidney and Treva Anne Franklin Davis. A lifelong resident of the High Point area, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Harry Lee Farmer and Horace Donald Haynes and a brother, Darrell W. Davis. Lois loved her family and her church, Community Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son, Clifford Lee Farmer and wife Kathy of Thomasville, brother Donald Ray Davis and wife Jean of Archdale, two grandchildren Billy and Stacy Laughlin and four great-
grandchildren. A Celebration of Lois’s Life will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Davis Funerals and Cremations by Pastor Ty Thompson. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 6 p.m. until the service. Memorials may be directed to Community Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made at

Willis Hedrick Sr.
LEXINGTON — Carl Willis Hedrick Sr., 83, of Queens Drive, died Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Forsyth Medical Center, Select Specialty Hospital. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, March 23, 2014, at Hedrick’s Grove Reformed United Church of Christ. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Davidson Funeral Home and other times at the home.

Ray Meris
GREENSBORO — Ray Oliver Meris passed at the age of 64 at his home on March 19, 2014. A native of Guilford County, born on April 17, 1949, Ray was the son of the late Frances Louise Gordy and Ray Franklin Meris. He was retired from D.H. Griffin Company after 30 years of dedicated service. Ray was a devoted father and grandfather. He also had a tremendous love for cars and guns. Ray never met a stranger and could strike up a friendship with anyone. There is nothing he wouldn’t do for anyone even if it meant he had to do without.
He was married to the late Pamela Jean Willard Meris who died in 1986. Survivors include his daughters Karen Meris Brown and Randy of Archdale and Cindy Meris Barton and Joey of Oak Ridge, grandchildren Jessica Turner, Samantha Tucker, Stephanie Vail, Dyllan Brown, Tanner Barton and Taylar Barton, great-grandson Riley Cole Delcorpo, sisters Betty Gordon and Junie, and Barbara Royal, brothers Butch Meris and Becky, Rickey Meris and Sherry and Frankie Meris, Jr.
The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday evening at the Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Home, 213 W. Mountain Street in Kernersville. Graveside Funeral Services to celebrate his life will be held at noon, Saturday March 22, 2014, at the Shining Light Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends and family may sign, and view the guestbook at

Clay Proctor Jr.
TRINITY — Mr. Clay Arnold Proctor Jr., age 54, a resident of Trinity, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. He was born December 19, 1959 in Guilford County, to the late Clay Arnold Proctor and Frances Jean Gainer Proctor and had been a resident of the Trinity area all of his life. He worked for Pearson & Company for 20 years and he was a member of Unity Baptist Fellowship in Sophia. Clay enjoyed going to church reading his bible and listening to Pastor Joseph Prince on TV. Clay also sponsored K-Love Radio. He loved his Lord and his family very much.
He is survived by his wife of 10 and a half years, Renee Gallimore Proctor of the home, his daughter Jennifer Proctor of Franklin, his step daughters Crystal and Allison Sexton both of Denton, his sister Susan Hurst and her husband Terry of Trinity, his grandchildren, Jaylen, Caleb and Yara. Also surviving are his uncles Clayton Proctor and his wife Norma Jean of Trinity, Coy Gainer and his wife Joann of Eddington, Maine, his aunt Norma Glidwell of High Point, his nephews Jody and Brian Billings, both of Trinity, and his niece Michelle Billings of Thomasville.
A service to celebrate Clay’s life will be held Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 2 p.m., at Unity Baptist Fellowship with Pastor Jimmy Kiker officiating. Interment will follow in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale. Memorials in Clay’s memory may be sent to: Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262, or to: K-LOVE, P.O. Box 2098, Omaha, Neb. 68103-2098. Online condolences may be made at Cumby Family Funeral Service of Archdale is in charge of arrangements.

Barbara Spencer
CAPE CARTERET — Mrs. Barbara Hughes Spencer, 77, a resident of Cape Carteret, N.C. passed away on March 18, 2014. Barbara was born April 6, 1936, in Davidson County a daughter of the late Tom Lee Hughes and Susie Starbuck Hughes. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by five sisters and two brothers. She was a former employee of Kayby Mills and a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.
Surviving is her husband, John “Jack” S. Spencer of the home, her daughter Janice Elaine Pluer and husband Eric of Mooresville, her sons John Hughes Spencer of Trinity, Paul Brian Spencer and wife Denise of Hawaii, a sister Arelene Zigler of St. Louis, Mo., brothers Eugene Hughes of Thomasville and Darrell Hughes of Lexington. Also surviving are her grandchildren Cody Brown, Brooke Spencer, Jon Spencer, Andrew Spencer and Triston Spencer and great grandchild Macy Fellos.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Karl Kelly officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 2624 Fuller Mill Rd., Thomasville, N.C. 27360 or to the church or charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to the Spencer family at

Grady Thompson
HIGH POINT — On Tuesday morning, March 18, 2014, Grady J. Thompson, transitioned from his earthly home to his heavenly home at High Point Regional UNC Healthcare. Grady was born on February 4, 1949, in Dillon, S.C. to the late Willie and Rebecca Thompson. Grady attended Columbus High School in Lakeview, S.C. He later served in the United States Navy. Grady relocated to High Point and was united in marriage to Carrie Williams. To this union, two children were born. He was a former employee of Marsh Furniture and Miller Desk. He was a faithful member of the Full Gospel Church of Jesus Christ in High Point.
He loved gardening and reading God’s word. Grady was a quiet man, but loved to have fun and enjoyed helping other people. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Nancy Thompson. He leaves to cherish his memories his wife Adlita Treco Thompson of the home, four children Anthony D. Thompson of Greensboro, Veronica L. Thompson of High Point, Mongo Jones of Winston-Salem and Tamecka McNeil of Dillon, S.C., five grandchildren LaQuanta Thompson, Darius Rogers, Bryan Hill, Shanlondria Lee Jones and Troy Holmes, four brothers, Billy (Vivian) Thompson of Marion, S.C., Roy (Sheryl) Thompson of High Point, Kenneth (Constance) Thompson of Wingate and Willie Thompson of Lakeview, S.C., two sisters Ethel Thompson of Lakeview, S.C. and Daisy (Duane) Yarborough of Indian Trail, N.C. and brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. His good friends Leo Conyers, Dehugh Page and John Williams.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 1 p.m. at First Emmanuel Baptist Church, 833 Leonard Ave. Interment will follow at Carolina Biblical Gardens, Jamestown, N.C. The family will receive friends at the church from 12:30 p.m. until 1 p.m. Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service Inc., High Point, N.C. Online condolences may be sent to the Thompson family at

Joretta Trantham
LEXINGTON — Joretta Lovell Trantham, 82, of Hugh Miller Road, died March 19, 2014, at Wake Forest Baptist – Lexington Medical Center. The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Maranatha Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service. Davidson Funeral Home is serving the family.

Dave Tussey
LEXINGTON — Mr. David Arthur Tussey, 91, of Old Highway 64 West, Lexington, N.C. died Wednesday, March 19, at Wake Forest Baptist Health - Lexington Medical Center. The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Davidson Funeral Home. Entombment will follow at Forest Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service from 1 to 2 p.m.