Obituaries, October 22, 2013

Oct. 21, 2013 @ 05:07 PM

Bonese Sluder Britt
THOMASVILLE — Bonese Sluder Britt left her earthly life and entered her eternal home on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013. The older daughter of Charles Wesley “Charlie” and Charlotte Elizabeth “Lottie” Fritts Sluder, she was born in Lexington, N.C., on Jan. 24, 1925. At the young age of 2 years, her family relocated to Thomasville, N.C., where she lived the remainder of her life. Educated in the Thomasville school systems, she graduated from the 11th  grade, when it was the final level offered. Following graduation, her primary career years were in the administrative offices of the Wren Hosiery Mill, where life-long friendships with co-workers were established, nurtured, and maintained for many following years. Bonese was a writer of “cheery notes,” — her phrase — and a host of relatives and friends were fortunate recipients of her unfailing kind and gentle spirit. She was pre-deceased in death by her parents and four brothers, Millis, Dalton, Bastal and Oquin Sluder. Following 62 years of marriage, she is survived by her husband, Clifford R. Britt of the home. Other survivors include her sister, Ruby Nesbitt of Virginia Beach, Va.; brothers, Tex Sluder (Mary) of Charlotte, N.C., and Raynall Sluder of Kent, England; special niece, Gayle Sluder of Montgomery, Ala.; attentive cousins, Darrell and Carolyn Loman of Lexington, N.C., and Todd and LouWon Loman of Thomasville; brother-in-law, Don Nesbitt of Hilton Head Island, S.C. A time of visitation will be held 9:30-11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home, 122 W. Main St., Thomasville. The funeral service will immediately follow in the funeral home chapel conducted by the Rev. Christopher Uren. Burial will be in Holly Hill Memorial Park. To honor Bonese’s memory, memorials may be directed to local charities of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made to the Britt family at

Leona Hughes Cumbie
LEXINGTON — Leona Hughes Cumbie, 75, of Lexington N.C., passed away peacefully Oct. 18, 2013, at Hinkle Hospice House. She was born in Chicago, Ill., and retired from BellSouth.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Nathaniel P. Cumbie Sr.; her parents, Ralph and Helen Hughes of Chicago, Ill.; one sister, Rosemary Kelly of Calumet City, Ill. She is survived by two daughters, Brenda Marshall of Sophia, N.C., Theresa Weaver of Lexington, N.C.; one grandson, Taylor Delk and his fiancee Nicole Howell of Lexington N.C.; four brothers, Ralph Hughes (Rhonda) of Longboat Key, Fla., Marty Hughes (Julie) of Chicago, Ill., Jim Hughes (Rita) of Henderson, Nev., Ned Hughes (Celine) of Arlington Heights,Ill.; two sisters, Mary Kay Dziubczynski (Mike) of Munster, Ind., Noreen Murphy (Kevin) of Winter Haven, Fla.; and her beloved dog, Kewpie. The family wishes to express a special thanks to her neighbors Eddie and Tracy Hamilton and Hospice of Davidson County. She donated her body to science in the hope that someone could be helped. Donations  may be made to Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292


Mary Jane Haney
JAMESTOWN — Mary Jane Haney, 72, of Jamestown, died Oct. 21, 2013, at Hospice Home at High Point. Arrangements are pending at Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point.

Estella Amelia Thompson Joyce
JAMESTOWN — Mrs. Estella Amelia Thompson Joyce, 87, resident of Jamestown, died Oct. 20, 2013, at Adam’s Farm Living and Rehabilitation Center.
Mrs. Joyce was born Dec. 1, 1925, in Reidsville, N.C., a daughter to the late Robert W. and Kate Stone Thompson. A resident of this area all her life, she retired from Nimbus Technologies and was a member of Bales Memorial Wesleyan Church. On Aug. 14, 1953, she married Homer Lee Joyce, who preceded her in death in 1996. She was also preceded by her step-son, Donald Thompson in 1992.
Surviving are her son, Raymond Lee Joyce and wife Sandy Skeen Joyce of Jamestown; her stepdaughter, Nancy Bumgarner and husband Edward of Thomasville; her brother, Thurman Thompson and wife Ruby of Liberty; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point with the Rev. Carl Pulliam and the Rev. Tyrone Thompson officiating. Interment will follow at Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to Bales Memorial Wesleyan Church, 1002 Bales Chapel Road. Jamestown, NC 27282.  On-line condolences may be made through

Frances Tadlock Moser
ARCHDALE — Frances Tadlock Moser, 90, of Westchester Manor, Archdale, passed away Sunday, Oct. 20,  2013. 
Frances was born Nov. 19, 1922. She lived her entire life in the Archdale and Trinity area. Frances retired in 1985 from First Factor. She was a member of Archdale United Methodist Church, the Adult Fellowship Sunday School class, also very active in United Methodist Women. Family, church and friends were the love and focus of her life. Frances, also shared 59 wonderful  years of marriage with the late Winford Gaynell Moser, until the year 2000 and his passing.
Frances is survived by two daughters, Susie Knotts and husband Robert of Archdale, also Patty Wilburn and husband Mike of Burlington; four grandchildren, Michael Ray Helms and wife Kendis, Andy Helms and wife Charlene, Paige Wong and husband Greg, also Dawn Buckingham; plus nine great grandchildren.
Graveside service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. Floral Garden Park Cemetery by the Rev. Harold Shives. The family will receive friends at Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale, Tuesday, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont. Online condolences may be made at

Polly Scott
ASHEBORO —  Polly Ann Thompson Scott, 90, of Asheboro, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013.
Funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at West Asheboro Baptist Church. Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ridge Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

Ruth Manring Stroud
KERNERSVILLE — Mrs. Ruth Manring Stroud, 81, former resident of 230 Hopkins Road, died Sunday at High Point Regional Hospital.
Mrs. Stroud was born March 6, 1932, in Stokes County, a daughter of Oliver B. and Edith Lillian Gordon Manring. She had been a resident of High Point and vicinity all of her life was a retired employee of Rice Hosiery. Mrs. Stroud was married to Bert B. Stroud, who preceded her in death on Sept. 15, 1995. She was a member of  Crestview Baptist Church. Mrs. Stroud was an avid quilt maker, loved to paint and volunteer with Meals on Wheel.
Surviving are one daughter; Kay Lynn Stroud of Knoxville, Tenn.; two sons; Bruce Michael Stroud and wife Donna of Greensboro and Jerry Steven Stroud and wife Laura of Winston Salem; two sisters; Mary Brown of Thomasville and Pat Hinshaw and husband Paul of Trinity; two grandchildren, Eric and Steve Stroud and Angie Patalon; seven great-grqndchldren.  Mrs. Stroud was preceded in death by a grandson, Brandon Michael Stroud.
Funeral will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service on Eastchester Drive by the Rev. Bobby L. Loving and the Rev. Ottis Hurst. Interment will follow in the Society Baptist Church Cemetery in Iredell County. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to Crestview Baptist Church, 1975 Union Cross Road, Winston Salem, N.C. 27107.
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