Obituaries March 25, 2014
LEXINGTON — Phillip Odell Byerly, 92, of Perryman Road, died Sunday, March 23, 2014, at Hinkle Hospice House. The funeral will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at Good Hope United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 1 to 3 p.m. prior to the service and other times at the home.
Kenneth Carlisle Sr.
THOMASVILLE — Mr. Kenneth Wayne Carlisle Sr., 46, died March 22, 2014. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Thomasville Funeral Home.
GREENSBORO — Jeffrey Dean Denton, 55, passed away on Friday, March 21, 2014. A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Seventh Day Adventist Church. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.
LEXINGTON — William Aaron Everhart, age 87 of Lexington, passed away Sunday night. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Spruce Street Baptist Church. Arrangements by Davidson Funeral Home, Lexington.
HIGH POINT — Jerry C. Gregory Black entered into Eternal Rest on February 20, 2014, in Debary, Fla. He was born December 6, 1936, in High Point. At the age of 17, he dropped out of his junior year of high school and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he began as a private. After boot camp, he was assigned to do heating and air conditioning work for the Marine Corps. His career began to blossom as he served in engineer battalions and later as head of them, eventually earning the rank of colonel.
In 1960, Jerry was selected as an embassy guard and was in Paris to provide security for President Dwight Eisenhower, British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, French President Charles de Gaulle and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev. The following year he served as embassy guard in Vienna where he met his wife Ingrid. Jerry also served two tours of duty in Vietnam where he served as engineer adviser to the Vietnamese Marine Corps for the Republic of Vietnam. He earned two bronze stars, medals for heroism in combat, one of which he earned for being aboard a plane that crashed in Vietnam in 1966. Eight people were killed but Jerry helped pull some of the other 19 survivors to safety.
Jerry has earned many medals and distinctions for his long military career that include the Combat Action Medal Star, the Presidential Unit Citation, a Good Conduct Medal with three stars, Navy Unit Citation with star, numerous campaign medals and expert badges for both rifle and pistol. During his military career of 34 years, he was the author of over twenty-five published articles and has presented at numerous nation-wide forums. He earned his doctor of business administration in 2002.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Lois Gregory Black and sister, Judy Black. He is survived by his wife Ingrid, his brother Danny Black of Conover, two sons Jerry Jr. of Woodbridge Va. and James Kelly of Farmville, three grandchildren, Kayla, Shawn and Connor and by his dog Jake. His memorial service was held on Feb. 24 at Central Baptist Church in Sanford, Fla.
LEXINGTON — Leo Eugene Harper, 78, of Dillon Street, Thomasville, died Thursday, March 20, 2014, at the Hinkle Hospice Home in Lexington. A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Wednesday at First Alliance Church, 1370 Arnold Road in Lexington. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Charlotte Thurber Hayworth, 79, passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2014, at Hospice Home at High Point. She was born on June 3, 1934, in High Point to Earl and Thelma Brown Thurber. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Horace Thurber.
Surviving are her husband of 63 years, James C. Hayworth, Sr., two sons, James Hayworth, Jr. and wife, Pat, of High Point, and David Hayworth and wife, Donna, of Charlotte, a daughter, Laura Allen and husband, Bill, of Thomasville, four grandchildren, Jason Hayworth and wife, Lindsey, Olivia Hayworth, Taylor Hayworth and Alex Allen, three great grandchildren, Logan Hale, Conner Hale and Luke Hayworth, two sisters, Colleen Crater and Joanne Bates and a brother, Donald Thurber.
The family plans to hold a private memorial service at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Charlotte’s memory to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262. Condolences may be left on Mrs. Hayworth’s memorial page at www.cumbyfuneral.com. Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Guinell Hill of 1211 Cedrow Drive, died Sunday, March 23, 2014, at High Point Regional Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Johnson & Sons Funeral Home.
STALEY — Ronnie Lee Jackson, 65, passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2014. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Staley Baptist Church. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.
Raymond “Pop” Kendrick
THOMASVILLE — Mr. Raymond Junior Kendrick “Pop”, 71, a resident of Thomasville went home to be with the Lord on March 23, 2014. Raymond was born March 28, 1942, in Critz, Virginia, a son of Raymond Grover and Lois Gammons Kendrick who preceded him in death. He was a kind, wonderful man who leaves behind his wife of 50 years Carol Wayland Kendrick, the love of his life.
Also two children Raymond Kendrick II “Bubby” (Marti), and Kathy Kendrick Murphy (David). Five grandchildren who were the apple of his eye, Brandon Thomas Benfield, Raymond Junior Kendrick III, Matthew James Kendrick, Jessica Lyn Kendrick and Travis Charles Benfield (Deceased). Also surviving are his brothers, Vernon Kendrick and Randolph Kendrick, sisters, Brenda Barnhart, Betty Wingfield, Janet Jones and Juanita Beal (Deceased).
Pop was an avid race fan and racer, enjoyed much success at 311 Speedway and Rainbow Speedway in the 70s and 80s, and was crew chief for his son’s race team at Caraway Speedway coaching him to three track championships. He was able to fix anything. Pop was a master mechanic, carpenter and handyman and retired from Labonte Racing. He will live forever in our hearts and memories.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Faith Baptist Church with Rev. Danny Soles and Rev Rodney Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6 until 8 p.m. at J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville. Online condolences may be sent to the Kendrick family at www.jcgreenandsons.com.
LEXINGTON — Edward Eugene Leonard, 60, died Friday, March 21, 2014. Davidson Funeral Home, Hickory Tree Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.davidsonfuneralhome.net.
HIGH POINT — Bishop Reginald E. McDougle, 51, passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2014, at High Point Regional UNC Healthcare. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time at Phillips Funeral Service, Inc., High Point.
GIBSON — Sandra Diane Pearson of Gibson, N.C., died Friday, March 21, 2014. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Berea Baptist Convention Center, Bennettsville, S.C. Arrangements by Bethea Funeral Home LLC of Bennettsville, S.C.
ASHEBORO — Michael Dean Perry, 53, passed away on Monday, March 17, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.
THOMASVILLE — Mr. James Herbert Queen, 68, a resident of Chapel Dr. died Saturday, March 22, 2014, at his home. He was born on October 18, 1945 in Franklin, N.C., to Fred Wilson Queen and Ruth Leoria Houston Queen. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Kenneth, Lloyd and Paul Queen and sisters Luanne Stockton and Judy Henry.
Surviving are his wife of 17 years, Pearline Way Queen of the home. Also surviving are step-son Jonathan DeHart of Greensboro, brothers Danny Queen of Lexington, Wayne and Brent Queen, both of Franklin, sisters Joyce Craver of Franklin, Connie Bradley of Sylva, N.C. and Janet Roberson of Beaufort, N.C. 19 nieces and nephews and 43 great-nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Franklin with Rev. Don Moffitt officiating. Online condolences may be sent to www.jcgreenandsons.com.
KERNERSVILLE — Peggy Florence Moore Riddle, 85, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014, at High Point Regional Hospital. She was born January 6, 1929, in Forsyth County to the late Victor Carlton and Janie Ann Clodfelter Moore. Peggy was a loving sister, aunt and cousin who was always happy and never complained. She was a faithful member of Bunker Hill United Methodist Church and spent her life sharing Christian love, giving to anyone in need.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Marshall, and brother, Bobby Moore. Surviving are her three sisters, Patsy Inman and husband Bennie of High Point, Jackie Samuels and husband Bob of Charlotte and Ellen Kearns and husband Gray of Concord, and several nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Bunker Hill United Methodist Church with Pastor David Rorie officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church fellowship hall. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Bunker Hill United Methodist Church Capitol Improvement Fund, 1510 Bunker Hill Road, Kernersville, N.C. 27284. Hayworth Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the Riddle family. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.
THOMASVILLE — Mrs. Rilla Lee Leonard Rothrock, 95, a lifelong resident of Thomasville passed away on March 22, 2014, at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born in Davidson County on May, 27, 1918, a daughter of the late William E. Leonard and Perla L. Leonard. She married Frank Clifton Rothrock who preceded her in death. Rilla worked in textiles for over 50 years, worked as a bookkeeper and then later owned and managed Rothrock Upholstery Company. She was a faithful member of Rick Fork Baptist Church where she was an assistant in the nursery. Rilla was always a loving mother as well as grandmother to three grandchildren.
Surviving is her son, Stephen C. Rothrock and wife Pam, from Lancaster, S.C., three grandchildren, Geoffrey Michael Rothrock of North Myrtle Beach S.C., Stephen Benjamin Rothrock of Thomasville and Kristen Rothrock Mason and husband Phillip of Winston Salem.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at J.C. Green and Sons Chapel in Thomasville with Rev. Byron Barker and Rev. Michael Bowers officiating. Burial will follow at Fair Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery in Thomasville. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 1 until 2 p.m. prior to the service. Online condolences may be sent to the Rothrock family at www.jcgreenandsons.com.
James Talton Sr.
CLIMAX — James Nelson Talton Sr., 70, passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2014. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.
James “JB” Taylor
HIGH POINT — Mr. James Buster “JB” Taylor, age 78, a resident of High Point, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014. He was born September 15, 1935, in Surry County to the late Lee Taylor and Nonnie Simmons Taylor. He had been a resident of the High Point area most of his life and previously worked at Covington Supply and Finch Fabricators in Thomasville. He was of the Baptist faith. JB enjoyed car shows, NASCAR racing but most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family. In addition to his parents, preceding him in death were his wife Barbara Hardy Taylor and a son, James Steven Taylor.
He is survived by his daughter Mitzie Woods and her husband Jim of Trinity, his sons Jeff Taylor and his wife Camille of Trinity and Mike Taylor and his wife Kathy of High Point. Also surviving are his brother, Roger Taylor and his wife Penny of Mt. Airy, six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
A service to celebrate JB’s life will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale with Dr. Terrell Watts officiating. Interment will follow in Guilford Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials in JB’s memory may be sent to the High Point Regional Health Foundation, memo to the Hayworth Cancer Center. Online at www.highpointregional.com/giving/the_cancer_center.aspx or mail to: Hayworth Cancer Center, High Point Regional Health Foundation, P.O. Box 5, High Point, N.C. 27261. Online condolences may be made at www.cumbyfuneral.com. Cumby Family Funeral Service of Archdale is in charge of arrangements.