Obituaries, October 19, 2013

Oct. 18, 2013 @ 04:45 PM

Linda Coe
DENTON — Linda Hunt Coe, 62, of Cook Road died Friday, Oct. 18, 2013.
Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.


Philip Ernest Hancock
HIGH POINT — Philip Ernest Hancock, 72, of High Point passed away Oct. 17 at High Point Regional Hospital.
Mr. Hancock was born March 17, 1941, in Star, N.C., a son to Ernest Dewey and Mae Hogan Hancock. He was a graduate of UNC at Charlotte and was a manager for General Motors Corporation. In his spare time he developed a talent for archery, working on cars, collecting and repairing old clocks and servicing very old watches. He was a member of Abbott’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Mr. Hancock was preceded in death by a son Shannon Jay Hancock in 2006. On Feb. 4, 1962, he married the former Wanda Saunders, who survives of the home.
Also surviving are his daughter, Deana Hancock Adams and her husband Rick of Fort Worth, Texas; and his mother, Mae Hancock Terry of PennyByrn at Maryfield; and his two sisters, Sylvia Hancock Ussery of High Point and Gaylene Piper of Greenville, N.C.
A memorial service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Sechrest Funeral Chapel on E. Lexington Avenue by the Rev. Mark Hollar. The family requests that memorials be directed to the American Heart Association, 101 Centre Port Drive, Suite 103, Greensboro, 27409. 
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Sylvia Harris
DENTON — Sylvia Martin Harris, 70, of Denton died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013  at Randolph Hospice House.
A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, at New Hope United Methodist Church.
Briggs Funeral Home in Denton is in charge of arrangements.


Nannie Ruth Lisenby
HIGH POINT — Nannie Ruth Lisenby, 78, of High Point died Oct. 12, 2013, at Hospice Home of High Point. Graveside service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Sandy Ridge Cemetery, Morven.

Lewis McGill
HIGH POINT — Lewis McGill, 82, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, at High Point Regional UNC Health Care.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Phillips Funeral Service Inc.

Dr. Edmund Wesley Price Jr. (Buddy/Chief)
BANNER ELK — Dr. Edmund Wesley Price Jr., 93, born Aug. 23, 1920, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013.
A faithful servant, preacher, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, recently preached on his 93rd birthday and was assistant usher and chief prayer warrior at the Banner Elk Christian Fellowship Church.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Beverette Middleton Price of their home on 135 Woods Lane, Banner Elk, N.C., and son Dr. Gordon Wesley Price and his wife Barbara of Washington, D.C.; daughter, Susan Price Clawson and her husband the Rev. Carl Clawson of Banner Elk, N.C. He is preceded in death by his other daughter Carol Price St. Clair.   Grandchildren are Dr. Scott St. Clair and wife Cameron; Katie Garrett and husband Bart; the Rev. Jonathan St. Clair and wife Catherine; Annie Clawson Marion and husband Jessup; Jill Clawson McPhail and husband Craig; Ginny Richardson and husband Rob; Spencer Price and Harrison Price, as well as 11 great-grandchildren.
Buddy grew up in Raleigh. He received a degree in civil engineering from N.C. State University in 1941 and was a professor from 1942-45. He was ordained to gospel ministry at Tabernacle Baptist Church, in Raleigh in 1945. Upon receiving his doctorate in theology from Southwestern Seminary in 1951 he pastored churches over the next 42 years, with 22 years dedicated to the congregation at Green Street Baptist Church in High Point, followed by eight years service at Grace Baptist Church, also in High Point.
He was a friend to all and deliverer of the gospel. Serving the Lord was his calling, and prayer was his passion.
He authored “Acts in Prayer,” which has sold over 1 million copies, and the “Character Connection.”
There will be a memorial service on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. at Banner Elk Christian Fellowship Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Banner Elk Christian Fellowship Church, 140 Woods Lane, Banner Elk, NC 28604.

Shirley Jean Swink Smith
ARCHDALE — Shirley Jean (Swink) Smith, 63, passed away Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at her residence with her loving family by her side.  She was the wife of the late Rev. Thurman Lacy Smith.
Mrs. Smith was born on Aug. 8, 1950, in Thomasville, a daughter of the late Carl and Blanche (Cranford) Swink.
She was a faithful and devoted member of Faith Baptist Church, Archdale, where she would accompany her husband singing during church services.
Mrs. Smith enjoyed spending quality time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed watching her favorite television programs.
She is survived by a daughter, Lori Wyatt of High Point; three grandchildren, Caloeb, David and Hannah Pope all of Archdale; three brothers, Donnie Swink and his wife, Pat, of Thomasville, Wayne Swink and his wife, Bonnie of Sunset Beach, and Steve Swink and his wife Margaret of Thomasville; three sisters, Peggy Loman of High Point, Sandy Pope and her husband, and Ricky of Archdale, and Rhody Everhart of Lenon; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by four brothers and a sister.
A celebration of life service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at Faith Baptist Church, 2984 Rob Cruthis Road, Archdale with the Rev. Robert Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. A visitation will be held 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the church.
A family would like to send a special thank you to Pam Rios for all her support during the last few years; they couldn’t have made it without her.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund at
Online condolences may be left on Mrs. Smith’s memorial page at
Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.

Betty White
THOMASVILLE — Betty Rachels White, 73, of Pineywood Road, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2013.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville. Visitation will be held 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.