Obituaries August 30, 2013
LEXINGTON — Clifford Albert Beck, 102, of Mountain Vista Health Park, died Thursday, August 29, 2013, at the nursing home. The family will receive friends from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, August 30, 2013, at Grace Alliance Church. A graveside service with military rites by Davidson County Honor Guard will follow the visitation. Davidson Funeral Home is serving the family.
Douglas Felix Carty
HIGH POINT — Col. Douglas Felix Carty entered into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior on August 29, 2013, at his home after a long battle with cancer.
Douglas was born in Knoxville, TN, on August 25, 1920. He was the son of the late Joseph Elliot Carty and Margaret Earnest Carty. He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Evelyn Youngmichael, Joseph Carty Jr. and Tate Earnest Carty and sons, Tate Lamar Carty and Stuart Waller Carty.
Douglas attended the University of Tennessee, University of Michigan and the University of Omaha. He joined the Air Force in 1943 and later met and married the former Miriam Rose Cutkomp. They were blessed with five sons. Douglas served two four-year terms in Europe where his family traveled and explored many countries.
In the Air Force, Colonel Carty graduated from the Academic Instructor’s Course, the Air Command Staff School and the Air War College. In 1965, Col. Carty received the George Washington Medal of Honor from the Freedom Foundation of Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. In 1966, he received the Air Force Commendation Medal for “outstanding flexibility, initiative, management techniques and exceptional leadership traits.” Col. Carty received the Arnold Air Society’s Outstanding Professor of Aerospace Studies and Advisor’s Award. This award recognizes “significant contributions to aerospace education and national security through distinguished leadership in the Air Force ROTC.”
Col. Carty retired after more than 27 years in the U.S. Air Force. He was chairman of the Department of Aerospace Studies at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C. He and his family moved to High Point soon after retiring and became more involved in numerous Christian witness activities. He was a man of deep faith and served as an apostle, teacher and author. His heart was to reach the lost and to teach them the basic principles of faith. As an apostle he started many home churches throughout the southeast and wrote many books dealing with the pattern of worship.
Surviving is his precious wife of the residence; three sons, Douglas Felix Carty II (Becky), Matthew King Carty (Karen) and Warren Austin Carty (Mausty); two daughters-in-law, Martha Ann Carty and Mary Carty Gwyn; five grandchildren, Austin Gray Carty (April), Elizabeth Carty Jones (Andy), Matthew King Carty, Michaela Paige Carty and Christopher Jackson Carty; and one sister, Rosalind Hill.
A celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of the Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point with Mr. Jerry Panz officiating and visitation immediately following. At other times, the family will receive friends at his residence. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Dr. High Point, NC 27262 or to Church of High Point, 403 Pinewood Rd. High Point, NC 27262. On-line condolences may be made through www.cumbyfuneral.com.
Dad’s greatest achievement is his obedience to his Lord’s calling. Dad did not consider his life worth anything compared to his desire to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus had given him – the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. Well done Dad! We love you and miss you.
CHURCHLAND — Alma Vernelle Snider Greene, 83, of Churchland, passed away Wednesday night in Rowan Regional Hospital. A funeral to celebrate her life will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 31, 2013, at Churchland Baptist Church. The family will see friends 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday August 30, at Piedmont Funeral Home.
Thomas Walker Hanks
THOMASVILLE — Thomas Walker Hanks, 69, passed away on Tuesday August 27, 2013, at Yadkin Valley Community Hospital.
He was born on December 25, 1943, to William McKinley Hanks and Alice Bond Hanks in Carroll County Virginia. Preceded in death by his parents, brothers; Lester, Charles and James Hanks, sister Goldie Farmer.
Survived by sons; Doug and Brian Hanks, sister Mary Hanks, nieces Penny Hanks Garrett and Janice Gantt.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday August 31, 2013, at Thomasville Funeral Home with a funeral service at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel, followed by interment in Free Pilgrim Holiness Church Cemetery in Thomasville.
Jacksie B. Long
RANDLEMAN — Jacksie Beck Ward Long, 94, of Randleman, NC, died Wednesday August 28, 2013. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Central Falls Baptist Church. Burial will be in Randolph Memorial Park. Pugh Funeral Home, Randleman, is serving the family.
Milton Andrew Ray
HIGH POINT — A memorial service for Milton Andrew Ray will be offered 12:00 noon Saturday, August 31, 2013, from The Chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, 1015 Eastchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262. Burial will be held later at Salisbury National Cemetery. Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service.
Curtis Randall Shipes
RANDLEMAN — Curtis Randall Shipes, 47, passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2013. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 31, 2013, at Antioch Baptist Church, 216 Albertson Rd., Thomasville, NC. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.