Obituaries Nov. 2, 2013

Nov. 01, 2013 @ 04:37 PM

Myong Barnett
GREENSBORO - Myong S. Barnett, 68, died Oct. 31, 2013. 
Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Lucille Boyd
LEXINGTON — Lucille Hughes Boyd, 83, a resident of Lexington, died Oct. 31, 2013.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Hughes Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Elizabeth “Lib” Childers
THOMASVILLE — Mrs. Elizabeth “Lib” Martin Padgett Childers, 97 years old, passed away Oct. 31, 2013, at Pennybyrn at Maryfield in High Point, NC.
Lib was born in Anderson County, SC, on March 28, 1916, to the late John Elihu and Evie Ellison Martin. She was the youngest child with three older brothers, Aaron, Carol, and Norman Martin. As a child of the Depression, she learned to value faith, education, conservation, hard work, practicality, and sacrifice.
After graduating from Lander College in Greenwood, SC, in 1937, she married James McPherson Padgett in 1939 and moved to Anderson, SC. She became an integral part of the Low Country community and continued to pursue her teaching career in Walterboro, SC which lasted for twenty-five years.
Having been widowed several years before, she married Forest Edgar Childers, Sr. in 1971 and moved to Thomasville, NC. She joined the Childers family and became an active member in the Fair Grove United Methodist Church. She embraced her life experience and was always ready for the next adventure.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, husband, and step-daughter, Mary Ann Nance. Surviving is her son, Mack Padgett and his wife Carol of Kenai, Alaska; step-sons, Eddie Childers and his wife Linda and Mickey Childers and his wife Patsy, both of Thomasville. Also surviving are step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. Lib touched the lives of many, loved actively, and taught us how to do the same. She was an inspiration that loved to laugh and found joy in others.
Her funeral service will be held on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Fair Grove United Methodist Church in Thomasville by the Rev. Allan Van Meter. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall and at other times at the home of Eddie and Linda Childers, 163 Circle Drive in Thomasville. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at 1 PM at Jacksonboro Baptist Church Cemetery in Jacksonboro, SC.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Pennybyrn at Maryfield, 1315 Greensboro Road, High Point, NC 27260 or to Fair Grove United Methodist Church, 138 Fair Grove Church Road, Thomasville, NC 27360. J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville is serving the family and online condolences may be made at

Geraldine Cranford
THOMASVILLE — Mrs. Geraldine (Geri) Cranford, 83, of Thomasville passed away on Oct. 31, 2013, at the Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington. She was born Oct. 05, 1930, in Alexander County to the late William Thomas Alexander and Vivian Johnson Alexander. Geri Cranford has lived her life for one purpose to glorify God by helping others. A true Christian, she did all the things out of true love for others. Her motivation for helping others was never for personal recognition or acknowledgement which is why she cared for so many people of the Thomasville and High Point.
Geri helped to build Africa’s Bakava Bible Institute and started the Cranford Memorial Clinic in Kalemie Zaire. She also helped establish The Lamb Center Orphanage in the Philippines. She had a passion for working with the people at Samaritan’s Purse and World Medical Missions. Geri also was a politically driven individual and was a republican candidate for the North Carolina House of Representatives. In 1996, she won the Prestigious Jefferson Award, which is for outstanding volunteer in the community. Some people say that you can not save the world, but with God’s help Geri Cranford tried her entire life.
On Aug. 07, 1949, she was married to James Franklin Cranford, who survives of the home. Also surviving are daughters, Priscilla Crutchfield and Andy of Greensboro and Sharon Robbins and John of Thomasville. She leaves behind several special grandchildren; James Alexander Robbins, Zac Rickard, Jordan Rickard, Jane Howard Crutchfield, Brent Crutchfield, Carolyn Wasdell, and Alex Crutchfield. Geri also is survived by her twin sister, Dr. Josephine Foster of Stony Point, N.C.
A Funeral service will be held Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Melvin Anderson officiating with interment following at Holly Hill Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests those wishing to send memorial contributions do so to one of the following; Bible Outreach Ministries, aka Ralph Hagemeier Ministries, P O Box 276, West Columbia, TX. 77486 (donations will go to the Cranford Memorial Clinic), Central Missionary Clearinghouse, P O Box 219228, Houston TX., 77218-9228, attn. Sonny and Debbie Dix, Lamb Center Orphanage, or First Baptist Church, 11 Randolph St. Thomasville, NC 27360. Online condolences may be sent to the Cranford family at

Vickie Cullins
THOMASVILLE – Vickie Cullins, 49, died Oct. 31, 2013, at her residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time at Phillips Funeral Service Inc.

Beatrice Gates
HIGH POINT — Beatrice Gates, 92, died Nov. 1, 2013.
Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Bessie Lourae Davis Jordan
HIGH POINT — Bessie was born in High Point, NC on July 17, 1927, to the late John Rowe Davis, Sr. and Janie Glascoe Davis. 
On Dec. 6, 1945, she married Everette Wayne Jordan. They celebrated 67 years of marriage.  Bessie was a life-long resident of High Point.
After a brief career with Pilot Life Insurance Company, she dedicated her life to being an excellent homemaker, and blessed many family members and friends with her delicious meals.  She was an accomplished seamstress and gardener.  She and Everette were
active members of Abbotts Creek Missionary Baptist Church for many years.
Bessie is survived by her husband; daughter Jill Lake of Davidson; grandchildren Taylor Lake of Davidson, Jenny Gollup, Maggie Gollup, both of Charlotte; son-in-law Peter Gollup of Charlotte; sister Aliene Perryman, sister-in-law Joyce Davis and brother-in-law Leon Jordan, all of High Point, and many loving nieces and nephews.
Bessie was predeceased by a daughter, Janet Gollup; brothers Holland Davis and John R. Davis, Jr., sisters Lucille Bowen and Evelyn Pierce. A private family service will be held today.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to The Alzheimers Association Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC  28215. Online condolences may be sent to for Mrs. Jordan.

Doris D. Killian
TRINITY — Doris D. Killian, 81, passed away Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at GrayBrier Nursing Center in Trinity, NC after a 10-year battle with Alzheimer’s.
Doris was born on March 12, 1932, in Murphy, NC to the late Ralph and Evelyn Coleman Dockery. In addition to her parents, Doris was preceded in death by husband Cecil E. Killian in January 1993; son David E. Killian in August 2012; brother Gene Dockery; and a sister.
She was employed for many years with High Point City Schools in the accounting department and retired from Guilford County Schools soon after they merged. She then spent her time volunteering at her church and taking “bus tours with her friends” to many wonderful USA destinations. Doris was a long time member of Trinity Baptist Church and a faithful choir member.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Janie P. Killian of Archdale; special Grandchild, Tracey Killian of Archdale; brother, Frank Dockery of Murphy, NC; three sister-in-laws and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service was held on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Trinity Cemetery, Trinity, NC, by the Rev. J.C. Alley and Rev. Crawford Crenshaw. Special music was provided by Dana Jenkins.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Trinity Baptist Church. Memorials may be sent to the church at 6499 NC Hwy. 62, Trinity, NC 27370 or to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at
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Sherman Lawson
HIGH POINT – Sherman Lawson, 53, died Oct. 31, 2013, at Hospice Home at High Point.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time at Phillips Funeral Service Inc.

Jeane Winifred McFillin
GREENSBORO — Mrs. Jeane Winifred McFillin, 88, of Greensboro, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.  Interment will follow at a later date at Nativity of Our Lord Cemetery in Orchard Park, NY.
Mrs. McFillin was a devoted wife of Raymond McFillin, Sr., for 63 years and loving mother of six children.  She was active in the Altar and Rosary Society at Nativity, a Eucharistic Minister at St. Paul’s, and Young at Heart Group with her husband at Our Lady of Grace, and had a special love for the elderly.  She was best known among family, friends and the faithful for her extraordinary hospitality, smile and loving interactions, humility, and home cooked meals!
She was predeceased by a son, Timothy McFillin, and her husband, Raymond McFillin, Sr.
She is survived by five children, Mary Susan Eldred and husband Jim; Jeane Farrell and husband Dennis; Raymond A. McFillin, Jr. and wife Carol; John E. McFillin and wife Kathy, and Clara Bowman and husband Scott; 17 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon and evening, November 3rd, from 3 until 7 p.m., with the recitation of the rosary at 4 p.m. at Forbis & Dick, Guilford Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262 or Room at the Inn of Carolina, 6651 Rayle Farm Court, Pleasant Garden, NC 27313, or to the North Carolina Right to Life, PO Box 9282, Greensboro, NC 27429-0282. Offer online condolences at

Clara Mae Woodle Martin
THOMASVILLE — Mrs. Clara Mae Woodle Martin, 78, a resident of 1270 Old Highway 109, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 at Pine Ridge Health & Rehabilitation Center. 
She was born on Feb. 7, 1935, in Davidson County, NC to George Woodle and Ada Clodfelter Woodle.  She retired from Thomasville Furniture Industries and later retired from Liberty House Nursing Home.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Martin. Surviving are one son; two daughters; two sisters; one brother; and several grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville with Rev. Patrick Stars officiating.  Interment will follow in Clarksbury United Methodist Church Cemetery. 
The family will be at the funeral home on Sunday from 6-8 p.m. and at other times at the home.  Online condolences may be sent to

Carl Lee Moore
SOPHIA — Carl Lee Moore, age 73, a loving husband, father and grandfather, died Wednesday, Oct. 30th, at his residence following a courageous battle with cancer.
Carl was born March 21st, 1940, in Haywood County a son to the late John D. and Alma Ledford Moore, however; he had been a resident of this area for most of his life. He was a member of Allendale Baptist Church and, for over twenty six years had worked as a mechanic at Highland Motors in High Point.
Following his employment with Highland Motors he worked as a truck driver for Cox’s Transportation until his retirement in 2005. As an outdoorsman, he was an avid hunter and fisherman and always looked forward to hunting Black Bears. He was a member of Allendale Baptist Church and was a proud veteran, having served in the US Army. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, R. L. Moore.
Carl is survived by his wife of fifty years, Wilma Stanley Moore of the home; his daughter, Tammy Moore Starner and her fiancée Keith Frizzell of Burlington; three sons, Carl Lee Moore, Jr. and his wife Susan of Trinity, Jerry Wayne Moore and his fiancée, Amber Thornton of Sophia and Bobby Lee Moore of High Point; three sisters, Beulah Strickland and her husband Gary and Elizabeth Franklin and her husband Bill all of Denton and Marie Dunnigan and her husband Billy of Lincolnton; four brothers, Lewis Moore and his wife Mary of Oklahoma, Jay Moore and his wife Sharon of Lexington, Ralph Moore of Denton and Larry Moore and his wife Darlene of Thomasville. Also surviving are ten grandchildren, Brandon Moore, Charlie Moore, Carly Moore, Megan Hughes, Bradley Moore, Robert Starner, Jr., Clayton Young, Etta Young, Clinton Young, Cody Coulter and ten great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Allendale Baptist Church with the Reverend David Younger, Reverend Billy Dunnigan and Reverend Tom Fields officiating. Burial, with military honors by Randolph County Guard, will be in Randolph Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.
The family requests that memorials be directed to Hospice of Randolph County, P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204-0009. Online condolences can be made on Carl’s web page at Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.

Kenneth Morgan
HIGH POINT — Kenneth Edward “Dink” Morgan, age 72, a resident of High Point, passed away Thursday, Oct. 31st, 2013.
He was born on Aug. 2, 1941, in Guilford County, NC to the late James G. Morgan and Nellie Small Morgan. He had been a resident of the High Point area all his life. He worked for Brayton International and retired after 19 years of service. Kenneth attended Springfield Friends Meeting and was a member of the Archdale YMCA.  He loved his Lord and reading his bible. Kenneth enjoyed bird watching, tinkering in his work shop, but most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. In addition to his parents, preceding him in death were his brothers; Rev. Johnny Morgan and Bill Morgan.
He is survived by his children; Derrick Morgan of High Point and Rhonda Morgan Yex and her husband Arthur of Spartanburg, SC, his grandchildren; Scott Edward Morgan, William Arthur Morgan and Elizabeth Glenn Morgan.
A service to celebrate Kenneth’s life will be held Sunday, Nov. 3rd, 2013, from the Chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale, with Pastor Stanley Savage officiating. Interment will follow in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 12:45 until 1:45 p.m., at the funeral home. Memorials in Kenneth’s memory may be made to: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Online condolences may be made at Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service of High Point.

Warren Stan
GREENSBORO — Warren H. Stan, 64, died Nov. 1, 2013.
Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Willa Wall
THOMASVILLE — Willa Mae Parker Wall, 83, of Cunningham Road, died Thursday, Oct.  31, 2013.
Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at J.C. Green & Sons Chapel. Visitation will be held before the service.