Obituaries Aug. 31, 2013
HIGH POINT - Windell E. Dorman, 70, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. Triad Cremation Society & Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Fay K. Eakin Jr.
ASHEBORO — Fay Kendall Eakin Jr., age 86, of High Point died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at Shannon Gray Rehabilitation Center in Jamestown.
Mr. Eakin was born on Aug. 31, 1926, in Washington, Pa., to Leota Rettinger and Fay Kendall Eakin Sr., who preceded him in death. Fay served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II and retired from Bell Telephone of Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Fourth Presbyterian Church in Washington, Pa., where he was a deacon and an elder. Mr. Eakin was an aviation enthusiast and his hobbies included model airplanes, painting and wood carving.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Z. Eakin; children, Wesley Fay Eakin and his wife Shelia of Hardinsburg, Ky., Jill Eakin DeYoung and her husband Scott of Asheboro, Bruce Kendall Eakin and his wife Karen of Hanover, Pa.; grandchildren, Jordan, Rebecca, Sarah, Kalie, Brian, Elizabeth; three great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; sister, Dolores Eakin Clark of Washington, Pa.
A graveside service with military honors provided by the Randolph County Honor Guard will be held Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at 3 p.m. at New Hope Memorial Gardens, 3448 New Hope Church Road, Asheboro.
The family request memorials be made to Fourth Presbyterian Church, 1000 Jefferson Ave., Washington, PA 15301.
Pugh Funeral Home, Asheboro is assisting the family. Remembrances and online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.
SOPHIA — Brian Austin Ridge, 38, of Sophia died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. Funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home Sedgefield Chapel, Greensbsoro.
Charles Edward Sears
HIGH POINT — Charles Edward Sears, 85, passed away Aug. 30, 2013, at the Hospice Home at High Point.
Charles was born in High Point, Jan. 31, 1928, a son of the late Cleo Jackson Sears and Delcie Barker Sears. He was a graduate of High Point Central High School and was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific theater. Charles was a life member of the High Point Elks Lodge 1155, twice serving as exalted ruler. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Sears; two sisters, Julia Sears Eldridge and Gaynelle Sears Russell; and a great-grandson, Caleb Spivey. Charles was co-owner of Service Recovery Corp. in Lexington and a lifelong member of Green Street Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Mary Jane Jeffords Sears of the home; a son, Tommy Sears; a daughter, Dawn Fowler Markwell; six grandchildren, Joey, Charlie, Will, and Levi Sears, Larry and Jamie Markwell, and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Charles’ life will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Davis Funerals and Cremations Chapel by the Rev. Frank Hensley. Burial in Floral Garden Memorial Park Cemetery will be private. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 2 until 3 p.m. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont or the National Elks Foundation. Online condolences may be made at davisfuneralsandcremations.com.
Anna Eloise Sherrill Stinson
STATESVILLE — Anna Eloise Sherrill Stinson, 98, of Statesville, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013.
She was born in Catawba County, N.C., on April 7, 1915, to Silas and Era Sherrill. She was a graduate of Celeste Henkel High School in Statesville. She also ran the Giant Oak Poultry Farm for many years.
She is survived by her son Jerry Stinson (Louella) of High Point, N.C.; her daughter Kathy Stinson Talbert of Cary, N.C.; sister, Dorothy Dickens of High Point, N.C.; four grandchildren Amelia Stinson-Wesley (Tom) of Pineville, N.C., Anna Stinson Porter (Mike) of Bloomington, Minn., Lindsay Talbert Addison (Mike) of Cary, N.C., Justin M. Talbert (Jennifer) of Cary, N.C.; eight great-grandchildren Kyra Stinson-Wesley, Evan Stinson-Wesley, Sam Porter, Evan Addison, Gavin Addison, Bryce Addison, Lauren Talbert and Ella Paige Talbert; and three step-great grandchildren Matthew Porter, Tyler Porter, and Bryan Porter.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Boyce Hunter Stinson in 1979; newborn twin sons, Harry and Larry Stinson on Aug. 17, 1938; and great- granddaughter Ansley Addison on July 4, 2007.
Funeral was held Aug. 17 in Troutman, and burial was in Iredell Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gordon Hospice House, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.troutmanfuneralhome.com.
Troutman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Anna Eloise Sherrill Stinson.
Donald Reese Bills
SALISBURY - Donald (Don) Reese Bills, 82, of Salisbury, NC, passed away Thursday morning, August 29, 2013, at Clare Bridge of Winston-Salem.
The son of Marvin Douglas and Grace Inez Baulch Bills, Don was born October 20, 1930, in Gallatin, TN, where he spent his early years. He later moved to Lewisburg, TN, where he graduated from Marshall County High School and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in business from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Don was an athlete who loved all sports. During his high school years he played wingback and quarterback for Marshall County High School championship football team. He was an accomplished fast-pitch softball pitcher and while in high school pitched for Musgrave Pencil Company during summers. He continued pitching intramural softball at U.T. where he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity, Omicron Delta Kappa, Scarabbean Society, and Who’s Who. He was President of Fraternity Relations Board, and held offices in several other organizations on campus of which he was a member. He was an avid golfer, and sailor. He loved tennis, bridge, skiing, pool, and dancing. You often heard him whistling, for he loved music. Even after his memory failed, you heard him whistle along to a tune being played. He was an Eagle Scout and became a scout master in his later years.
Don served in the United States Army Corps of Engineers and was honorably discharged with the rank of First Lieutenant. He spent one year in South Korea during his service. He was employed by General Electric Lamp Division in Memphis and Nashville, TN before moving to Salisbury, NC in 1960. He was an independent sales representative for Josten’s, Inc. in western and Piedmont NC from 1960 until 1968, selling recognition products to high schools and colleges. For the next 4 years he served as SE Regional Sales Manager for Josten’s. He returned to the sales field as Josten’s College Specialist Representative in the Carolinas in 1972 until his retirement in 1995.
He was a member of John Calvin Presbyterian Church, a JayCee, a Mason, a member of Harold B. Jarrett American Legion Post, and The Salisbury Country Club. Don was a people person and leaves many friends as well as customers who became life-long friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Betty Carol Goosmann Bills of the home; a daughter, Caren Reese Bills of Holden Beach, NC; two sons, Brant Thompson Bills and wife, Judy of N. Augusta, SC, and Don Andrew Bills and wife, Anne of High Point, NC; Grandson, Andrew Carter Bills and wife, Morgan of Asheboro, NC; Granddaughters, Marigrace (Molly) Bills Ostmann and husband Sean of New Bern, NC; Elizabeth Asbury Bills of Atlanta, GA; and Mary Cullen Reese Bills of High Point.
Service: Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Summersett Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. Margaret Almeida.
Visitation: to follow the service at Summersett.
Burial: at a later date at the U.S. National Cemetery Columbarium, Salisbury, NC
Memorials: May be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215-3220; Rowan Helping Ministries, PO Box 4026, Salisbury, NC 28145; or
Faithful Friends of Rowan, PO Box 3097, Salisbury, NC 28145.
A special thanks to caregivers and therapists at Clare Bridge of Winston Salem for their loving care of Don during his time there. They made a home for him, became like his family and were our source of strength during his final days. We also thank the loving care and support of Hospice volunteers and nurses, most especially Donna who led us so compassionately through to the end.
Summersett Funeral Home is Serving the Bills family. Online condolences may be made at www.summersettfuneralhome.com.
ARCHDALE — Ms. Samantha Carleen White, 81, resident of Archdale, died August 30th, 2013, at her home.
Ms. White was born September 27th, 1931, in Guilford County, a daughter to the late James B. and Marie Beasley White. A resident of this area all her life, she had worked at Diamond Hosiery and was a member of Archdale First Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded by two sisters, Marylee Hill and Margaret Kennedy.
Surviving is her sister, Lou Thompson of Durham, NC; four nieces; five nephews; and several great nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. James Capps officiating. The family will receive friends at various times in the home of her niece, 119 Northeast Dr. Archdale, NC 27263. Memorials may be directed to Archdale First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 4400 Archdale, NC 27263. Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale is assisting the family. On-line condolences may be made through www.cumbyfuneral.com.