Obituaries April 9, 2013
HIGH POINT — Ms. Valerie Bridges, 44, of 2117 Wingate Place died on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at High Point Regional Hospital after a long courageous fight with cancer.
Funeral will 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Temple Memorial Baptist Church, 1458 Cedrow Drive. Burial will follow at Carolina Biblical Gardens, Jamestown, NC. Family visitation will be at the church on Wednesday, 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. Johnson and Sons is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.johnsonandsonsinc.com.
LEXINGTON — Russell Stokes Day, 51, of Mount Carmel Church Road, died April 7, 2013. Funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Madison Heights Freewill Baptist Church.
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Lucille Dye, 88, died at Hospice Home At High Point on Sunday, April 7, 2013. Arrangements are incomplete at Johnson and Sons Funeral Home, High Point.
ARCHDALE — Arthur Clinton Edwards, 81, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at the Durham VA Medical Center. He was the loving husband of Shirley (Bowers) Edwards to whom he was married to for 57 years.
Mr. Edwards was born on May 14, 1931 in Tazewell County, VA, the son of the late Floyd Hubert and Ollie Mae (Dillion) Edwards. He was a former self employed painter.
He was a U.S. Army veteran serving his country during the Korean War.
Mr. Edwards was a member of Over the Hill Bluegrass Band, where he traveled playing the fiddle and guitar. He also enjoyed fishing, camping, and taking care of his cats.
He was also a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Edwards is survived by four sons, Roy Clinton Edwards of Archdale, Floyd Arthur Edwards and his wife, Debbie of Trinity, David James Edwards and his wife, Susan of Archdale, and Keith Daniel Edwards of High Point; a daughter, Karen Ann Davis of Greensboro; seven grandchildren, Jamie Steele of Asheboro, Elaine Hanner and her husband, Allen of Thomasville, Amanda Russell and her husband Branson of Denton, Terry Edwards and his wife, Taylor of Thomasville, Trevor Davis and his wife, Nicci of Greensboro, Benjamin Edwards of Trinity, and Jachin Edwards of Glenola; 11 great grandchildren; a brother, James Edwards and his wife, Lois of Trinity; best friends, Lonnie Moss of High Point and Rose Morgan of Trinity; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Robert, Lee, Wayne and Billy Edwards.
A celebration of life service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 11, 2013 at the Chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, 206 Trindale Road, Archdale with Pastor Ty Thompson and Rev. Hoyt Mason officiating. Burial will follow in Salisbury National Cemetery with full military honors provided. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left on Mr. Edwards’s memorial page at www.cumbyfuneral.com
Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.
Jessica Rae Brewer Fletcher
LEXINGTON — Jessica Rae Brewer Fletcher, 39, of Reedy Creek, died April 5, 2013. Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Good Hope United Methodist.
LEXINGTON — Arnold “Butch” Ray Grubb, 65, of Shoaf Street, died April 5, 2013. Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel.
LEXINGTON — Shirley Ashcroft Hansen died April 6, 2013. Funeral will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Davidson Funeral Home.
HIGH POINT — Rychon Hawkins, 18, died Sunday, April 7, 2013, at Marion County Hospital in Mullins, SC. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Phillips Funeral Service Inc.
Velna Hill Leonard
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Velna Lucille Black Hill Leonard, 92, a resident of Westchester Manor Nursing Center, died Friday, April 5, 2013 at Westchester Manor. She was born on May 16, 1920 in Davidson County, NC to James Ernest Black and Bertha Rodema Alford Black. She was a homemaker and affiliated with Bethel United Methodist Church and after her marriage to Raymond Leonard joined Victory Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Paul Matthew Hill, Sr. in 1965 and Raymond Smith Leonard in 1990; step-daughter, Nell Welborn; step-son, Rayborn Leonard; brother, Carlie Black; and two great-grandchildren.
Surviving are her two sons, Paul M. Hill, Jr. and wife Carol of High Point and Ronald Black and wife Ramona of LaPlata, MD; step-children, Charles Leonard and wife Arlette and Nancy Coker, all of Thomasville; brother, Lloyd Black and wife Irene of Thomasville; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 3:00 PM at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville with Rev. Marcus Campbell officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday two hours prior to the service from 1:00 pm until the service hour. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262. On-line condolences may be sent to www.jcgreenandsons.com.
Carroll T. McDade Sr.
LEXINGTON — Carroll Thomas McDade Sr., 78, died April 5, 2013. Funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Center United Methodist Church.
Esther Berniece Shutt Montgomery
LEXINGTON — Esther Berniece Shutt Montgomery of Lexington, NC went to be with her Lord on Saturday, April 6, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Lora Nevada Shutt and Edgar Lee Lewis Shutt. She was married to John Newman Montgomery, Sr. who preceded her in death. She had two brothers and three sisters who preceded her in death. She had six daughters and three sons, of which one son preceded her in death. She also leaves behind 19 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 12 great great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Montgomery will be held 11:00 am Wednesday in the Chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service Archdale. Interment will be in the Salisbury National Cemetery at 2:00 pm. The family will greet friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made on her memorial page at www.cumbyfuneral.com Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service Archdale.
LEXINGTON — Louneil Jackson Nixon, 79, died April 4, 2013. Graveside service will be held at noon Wednesday at Historical Salisbury National Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of Roberts Funeral Service.
HIGH POINT — Deborah Tyson, 50, died Saturday, April 6, 2013, at High Point Regional Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Phillips Funeral Service Inc.
Haywood Watts Jr.
HIGH POINT — Mr. Haywood Watts, Jr., 63, passed on Sunday, April 7, 2013, at High Point Regional Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time at Phillips Funeral Service, Inc., High Point, NC.