Obituaries Aug. 27, 2013
Betty Lou Price
HIGH POINT — On Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at 82 years of age, Betty Lou Price of High Point went peacefully into the arms of Jesus at Hospice of the Piedmont.
Betty was born on Nov. 21, 1931, in Thomasville to Paul and Georgia Smith. She married Billy Ray Price of High Point on April 15, 1949. They attended Bethel United Methodist Church for many years and later attended Rich Fork Baptist Church.
Betty was preceded by her parents Paul and Georgia Smith, Elsie Smith, her husband Billy Ray “Papaw” Price, and her eldest daughter Terri Knight. She is survived by three daughters, Susan Van Deusen and her husband Rusty of Anacortes, Wash., and Melanie Perkins and Diana Sheffield of High Point, N.C., and Sam Knight of Wake Forest, N.C. Betty’s grandchildren include: Steve and Julia Puntigan of St. Louis, Mo., Rusty and Sarah Knight of Rochester, N.Y., Mark and Lindsey Kidd of Kernersville, N.C., Lance and Krista Hoffman of Monmouth, Ore., Ben and Kelly Wright of Whittier, Calif., John and Annababe Van Deusen of Anacortes, Wash., Justin and Krissy Winters of Sherman Oaks, Calif., Adam Kennedy of Lexington, N.C., and Sarah and Carly Sheffield of High Point, N.C. Her great-grandchildren include: Judah and Naomi Puntigan, Kingsley Knight, Reece Kidd, Isaac and Will Hoffman, Myles and Colin Wright, and Brooklyn Winters. She is also survived by her brother Ben and his wife Jackie Rogers and a sister Audine and her husband Coy Lomax. Other additional family are the Russells, the Smiths, the Prices, and many friends considered part of Betty’s family.
Betty graduated from Pilot High School. In 1947 she met her future husband at the Thomasville skating rink, which they eventually purchased and ran for many years. She also worked as an LPN, a realtor, and for PP&G in Lexington. An active member of the Christian Women’s Club, Betty traveled for several years as a speaker. She was also a member of the Fellowship Class and Sunshine Gang of Richfork Baptist Church. She and Bill hosted children from Mills Home. Many of them became family. A dedicated grandmother, Mammaw Price was best known for her devoted prayer life and wonderful homemade meals which she always found joy in using to bring her family together. She will be greatly missed but the family knows that she is abundantly rejoicing in a reunion with her husband of 60 years and standing in the presence of the God she faithfully served.
The family wishes to thank friends and volunteers, Dr. Willett and his nurse Joyce of Regional Physicians, Westchester Manor, and Hospice of the Piedmont for their care and support.
A viewing will be held Thursday, Aug. 29 from 10:30 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. at Rich Fork Baptist Church in Thomasville; a service celebrating Betty’s life will be held in the sanctuary immediately following with a brief graveside service after.
In lieu of flowers, please honor Betty by contributing to her granddaughter’s adoption fund. Checks can be made out to Kelly Wright and sent to 14422 Leffingwell Road, Whittier, CA 90604, designated for Sasha’s Adoption Fund.
Wanda Trogdon Ilderton
HIGH POINT— Wanda Trogdon Ilderton died on August 24, 2013, at the Hospice Home at High Point. She was born on July 23, 1927, in Asheboro, NC to Lena and Erman Trogdon. She attended Greensboro Women’s College and graduated from High Point College in 1949. It was at High Point College where she met her husband of 63 years, Clarence M. Ilderton, Sr.
Wanda was a very talented musician and loved to play the piano. During her college years, she played the piano for the choral group at High Point College and travelled the country to participate in competitions. She also played for the Junior League choral group called the Checks when they sang at nursing homes and hospitals. Since she could play the piano by ear, Wanda was quite the spontaneous entertainer at family gatherings and parties.
Wanda was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. She served on the Advisory Board for Maryfield Nursing Home and volunteered there as well. She was an avid bridge player, loved to play golf with her friends, and was a member of the High Point Study Club. She and Clarence also loved to travel with friends to places they had never visited. Wanda had a magnetic personality and a “gift of gab” which led to many wonderful friendships which she cherished throughout her life.
But what Wanda cherished most were her six children, her husband, and her extended family. She and Clarence raised their children with great love and care. They were the center of her life and she delighted in family beach trips and dinners at Thanksgiving, Christmas, birthdays, and other special occasions.
Wanda was predeceased by her parents, Lena and Erman Trogdon, and three brothers – Samuel Erman Trogdon, Jr., James Orland Trogdon, and William Joseph Trogdon. She is survived by her husband Clarence M. Ilderton, Sr. and six children: Clarence M. Ilderton, Jr. and wife Nancy, Paige Ilderton Donnald and husband Doug, Dawne Ilderton, Michael Ilderton, Pamela Ilderton, and Susan Ilderton Anderson and husband Lars. Wanda had 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is her sister Nina Trogdon Barone of Greensboro.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Jason Huff and the nursing staff of the 3rd floor at High Point Memorial Cancer Center as well as the staff at Hospice Home of High Point for their unbounding care and support of Wanda and the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 4145 Johnson Street, High Point, NC 27265 or to Hospice Home at High Point, 1803 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262.
A celebration of her life will be held with a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, August 28 at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with the Reverend Joseph Zuschmidt O.S.F.S. the Reverend Vincent Smith O.S.F.S. and the Reverend Tom Morris O.S.F.S. celebrants. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 27 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. in the St. Edward’s Guild Fellowship Hall of the church. A private burial will follow the service at Oakwood Memorial Park.
Online condolences may be made on Mrs. Ilderton’s memorial page at www.cumbyfuneral.com. Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.
Ronald E. Durham
LEXINGTON — Ronald Eugene Durham, 57, of Indian Wells Circle, died Saturday, August 24, 2013, at his home. A memorial service will be 4 p.m. Wednesday, August 28, at First Reformed United Church of Christ, 104 East Center Street, Lexington. The family will receive friends following the service from 5 to 7 p.m. and other times at the home.
Carlie Lee Hughes
THOMASVILLE — Carlie Lee Hughes, 63, died on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at Brookside Rehab & Care. Professional Services entrusted to Prominence Funeral Home, Thomasville, NC.
Delia C. Holland
ASHEBORO —Delia Alametia Carter “Dee” Holland, 83, of Asheboro, died Sunday, August 25, 2013. A funeral service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, August 29, at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, August 29, at Ridge Funeral Home. Arrangements by Ridge Funeral Home & Cremation Service.
GREENSBORO - Victor Alexis Blandin, 95, died on Monday, August 26, 2013. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.
ASHEBORO - Tamara Renee Kidd Edwards, 31, died on Friday, August 23, 2013. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.
THOMASVILLE — Hilda Linville Jessup, formerly a resident of Efird Street, Winston-Salem, and for the past eight years a resident of Thomasville, NC, passed away on August 25, 2013. She was born May 3, 1928, in Forsyth County to Walter Martin and Mamie Hutchins Linville.
She was a former member of Mineral Springs Baptist Church, Hazel Parker Class, and enjoyed working with the Homebound Department. After moving to Thomasville, she became a member of First Baptist Church. She entered the legal profession in 1951, retiring in 1991 from the law firm of Keziah, Gates & Samet in High Point.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Martin Ed Jessup, her son, Robert Martin Hege, and a sister, Betty Sue Linville.
Survivors include a grandson, Scott Martin Hege of Asheville, a stepdaughter, Evelyn Jessup Lowrance, and her husband, Michael of Thomasville, a daughter-in-law, Karen Hege Rendos and husband, David, and their son, Christopher Rendos, all of Hernando, Florida.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Thomasville Funeral Home, 18 Randolph Street, Thomasville, NC on Tuesday, August 27, 2013. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. at Forsyth Memorial Park in Winston Salem on Wednesday August 28, 2013. In lieu of flowers it is requested that memorials be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 8 Cramer Street, Thomasville, NC 27360; Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292, or to The Salvation Army at 1411 South Broad Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27127.
Written condolences for Hilda L Jessup may be made at www.thomasvillefh.com.
Doris “Jackie” Kennedy Freeman
ASHEBORO — Doris Jacqueline Kennedy Freeman, 88, of Asheboro, died Monday, August 26, 2013. A funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 28, in the Ridge Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 1 - 2 p.m .Wednesday, August 21 at Ridge Funeral Home. Arrangements by Ridge Funeral Home & Cremation Service.
ASHEBORO - Manuel Sandoval, 33, died on Monday, August 26, 2013. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.
BURLINGTON - Audrey Ann Prawdzik, 83, died on Sunday, August 25,2013. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.