Obituaries Oct. 25, 2013

Oct. 24, 2013 @ 04:34 PM

Kathy Abrahamson
GREENSBORO — Kathy Davis Abrahamson, 62, of Greensboro, passed away Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at her home in Greensboro.
Kathy was born Aug. 2, 1951, in Guilford County. She is one of three children born to the late James Edwin Davis and Eunice May Williams Woodell. Kathy worked as a paralegal for Freedman Law Firm in Greensboro. Kathy graduated from Ragsdale High and grew up in Jamestown.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Emily and Brian Pardue of High Point; a grandson, Luke Pardue; a son and daughter –in-law; Michael and Tammy Bain of Greensboro; a granddaughter Marley Bain; a son and daughter-in-law Matthew and Patricia Bain of Asheville; two granddaughters Lily and Maddie Bain. In addition to her parents, Kathy was preceded in death by her sister Mary Elizabeth Davis and brother Mickey Davis.
Funeral Services will be Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, 3 p.m. at Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home, 6000 High Point Road, Greensboro, NC. Visitation will be on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Sechrest Funeral Services in High Point are in charge of arrangements. Please send on line condolences to

Henry E. Black
DETROIT — Mr. Henry Edward “Billy” Black, 76, passed away on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, at his residence. He was born on Aug. 5, 1937, in High Point, NC to the late Burlee Peat and Grace C. Black.
Henry attended Public Schools in High Point and served in the United States Navy.  He later moved to Detroit, MI and was employed at Ford Motor Company. Henry was a member of Oakland Missionary Baptist Church in Detroit, MI.
He is survived by his wife, Emma Jean White Black of Detroit, MI; three daughters, Patricia McGill of Greensboro, NC, Benita Steele of High Point, NC and Darlene Black of Detroit, MI; one son, Jeffery Bennett of Greensboro, NC; three sisters, Jessie B. Black and Bernice (Fred) Burke of High Point, NC; and Ann Boyce of Newark, NJ; two brothers, Emmanuel Peat and Willie T. Peat of High Point, NC; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at 3 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Service Chapel, 1810 Brockett Ave.  The family will receive friends at the chapel from 2:30 p.m. until 3 p.m.
Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc., High Point, NC.     

The Rev. Eldon Russell Hotle
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Rev. Eldon Russell Hotle, 85, of Indianapolis, Ind., died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. He was born on March 31, 1928, in Bedford, Ind. a son of the Rev. Elvin F. Hotle and Corda Andis Hotle. He was a member of Archdale Church of the Nazarene, Archdale, N.C. He attended Trevecca Nazarene University, and he was a graduate of Southern Wesleyan University. He was a retired ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene, in which he held pastorates in Nashville, Tenn., Waynesboro, Va., Richmond, Va., Staunton, Va., Eden, N.C., Elkin, N.C., Burlington, N.C., Florence, Ala., and Tifton, Ga. In addition, he retired from AT&T in Greensboro, N.C. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army in Korea from 1951 to 1953, serving as a chaplain’s assistant. Eldon’s real joy was his music, playing the piano and organ, helping his neighbors and visiting shut-ins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Edward, Floyd, and the Rev. Ray Hotle; grandson, Michael Hotle and daughter-in-law, Debi Hotle.
He was married on May 23, 1953, to the former Rebecca Hege, who survives of Indianapolis, Ind. Also surviving are a son, Mark Hotle of Lenexa, Kan., a son, Dan (Esther) Hotle of Fishers, Ind.; grandsons, Matthew and Andrew; granddaughters, Megan, Molly, and Bethany; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Bonnie (Bob) Weinmann of Indianapolis, Ind.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at 2 p.m. at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville with the Rev. Mark Barnes and the Rev. Tommy Thompson officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday two hours prior to the service at the funeral home from noon to 2 p.m. Online condolences may be sent to

Marilyn Kirms
HIGH POINT — Memorial service for Marilyn Jane Kirms will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in the chapel of First Presbyterian Church.  Visitation will be held 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 at Sechrest Funeral Service. She died Sept. 16, 2013.

Lewis McGill
HIGH POINT — Mr. Lewis E. McGill transitioned suddenly from his earthly bounds to his eternal home on Friday morning, Oct. 18, 2013. He was the son of the late Robert and Ida Byers McGill.
Mr. McGill was born Aug. 28, 1931, in Clover, South Carolina. He was a graduate of Roosevelt High School in York County. He also served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1961.
Lewis was most recently employed at American Metal of High Point, where he worked for 28 years. Previously, he was the proud owner of P&M Fish Market, located on Wade Street in High Point. He will be remembered for his good cooking. He had a beautiful disposition and loved to converse with everyone, about almost anything.
Mr. McGill was a member of Congregational United Church of Christ where he faithfully served as part of the Men’s Choir and the Men’s Fellowship. He also served on the Trustee Board, the Building Committee, and as the Church Treasurer. He demonstrated extravagant generosity to his church. Fraternally, he was affiliated with the Furniture City Elks (Post 282) and the Masonic Lodge.
Mr. McGill was married to his sweetheart, the late Jeanne Boyce McGill, who preceded him in death. He was a devoted husband and dedicated father to their only son, Edward Lewis McGill.
In addition to his parents and spouse, Mr. McGill was preceded in death by six sisters and six brothers. He leaves to cherish fond memories: his son, Edward Lewis McGill of High Point; one sister, Ruth Naomi McCoy of the home; and a beloved nephew, Clentso McGill of High Point. Lewis will also be missed by his dear friend, Ms. Carolyn Boyd. Further, his memories will live on in a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. at First Emmanuel Baptist Church, 831 Leonard Ave. The family will receive friends at the church from 11:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Carolina Biblical Gardens, Jamestown, NC.
Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc., High Point, NC. Online condolences may be made to the McGill family at

Sylvia Smith Smoot
ARCHDALE — Sylvia Smith Smoot, 72, of Archdale, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013.
Born Nov. 6, 1940, to the late Grayson and Lois Smith, Sylvia was a resident of Archdale since 2000. She enjoyed traveling and fishing with her husband, Walter Thomas Smoot, who preceded her in death.
Sylvia is survived by son, Keith Bradley Bowers and wife Tricia of Archdale; sisters, Viola Stutts and husband Harold of Florida and Sally Faye Hassell and husband Gary of Walnut Cove; and grandchildren, Bradley Bowers and Evan Keith Bowers.
A private graveside service will be held on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013.
Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.

Dorothy Ward
JAMESTOWN — Dorothy Thomason Ward, 82, former resident of Jamestown, died Oct. 23, 2013, at Kindred Hospital, Greensboro.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.

Nathaniel Washington
THOMASVILLE — Nathaniel Washington, 82, died on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, at Pine Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Funeral will be held Saturday at the chapel of Johnson and Sons Funeral Home, 206 Fourth St., High Point.