Obituaries November 3, 2013

Nov. 02, 2013 @ 05:26 PM

John Sink
LEXINGTON — John Thomas Sink, 75, of Sink Farm Road, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at his home.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Sandy Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service and other times at the home.

Geraldine (Geri) 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.5, 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 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. 7, 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. at First Baptist Church in Thomasville with the Rev. Melvin Anderson officiating with entombment 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 L. Cullins
THOMASVILLE – Ms. Vickie Lee Cullins was the daughter of Lovie J. Cullins and the late Willie Chandler, Jr. was born in Guilford County on Sept. 8, 1964. She peacefully entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 after a lengthy illness. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Ruby Parker.
Vickie was a member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Thomasville, N.C. She was a graduate of Lucy Ragsdale High School, Class of 1982.
She leaves to mourn, two sons, Justin and Devontia Cullins of the home; her mother, Lovie J. Cullins of Thomasville, N.C.; two brothers, Roger (Gina) Cullins and Gary Chandler; grandmother, Ruth Perkins; grandfather, Randolph Parker; and a host of uncles, aunts, other relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Service Chapel, 1810 Brockett Ave, High Point, N.C. The family will receive friends at the chapel from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m.
Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc., High Point, NC.
Online condolences may be made to the Cullins family at

Judy Orr Cox
HIGH POINT — Judy Orr Cox, 67, peacefully went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Oct. 31, 2013 as she was surrounded by her family. She fought a gallant fight with Pancreatic Cancer for seven and a half months.
Funeral Services to celebrate her life will be held 3 p.m. Sunday Nov. 3, 2013 at Tabernacle Baptist Church Pastor Casey Bradford officiating.
She was from Lake City, Tenn. and was the daughter of the late Thelma Frances Moore and John Bryant Orr. She was known as a very classy lady, and loved to decorate to make her home a “Showplace.” She loved traveling, especially to the coast, and sitting on the front porch sharing with her many friends. Family was most important to her, and cooking/entertaining/decorating was the highlight of the holidays for her. 
Survivors include her loving husband of 50 years, who never left her side, Jerry Cox of the home; son Jay Bryant Cox and Tammy of Taylorsville; daughter Joy Nicole Davis and Perry of High Point; grandchildren James Tyler Cox, Meagan Michelle Cox, Madison Jeri Davis, and Jonathan Stanton Davis.
The family will visit with friends immediately following the service at the church.
Friends and family may sign, and view the guestbook at
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church, 3929 Johnson Street, High Point, NC, 27265. 
“The family wants to thank her church family at Tabernacle Baptist Church and her many friends in the Delmar Subdivision for all their love and support. Also, thanks to Dr. Sanders and the staff of the High Point Cancer Center.”
“She will be missed on the front porch.”

Elizabeth Barringer Thacker
SANFORD — Elizabeth Barringer Thacker, 88, died Friday, Nov. 1. A memorial service will be held Monday, Nov. 4, at St. Luke United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Visitation will be held prior to the service at 1 p.m. in the church parlor. Interment will be at Floral Garden Cemetery in High Point at a later date.
Born on Nov. 10, 1924, Betty was the daughter of the late Charles F. and Annie Ruth Barringer. She was preceded in death by an older brother and sister, Charles Franklin Barringer, Jr. and Ruth McIver Barringer Nowell. She is survived by a brother, John Marshall Barringer of Carthage, and his wife Elizabeth.
A graduate of Flora MacDonald College, Mrs. Thacker taught for several years before “retiring” to become a full-time wife and mother. She and her family lived for many years in High Point, where she was an active member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. Betty taught Sunday school for many years and was President of the United Methodist Women. After moving to Sanford, Betty was a member of the Lucille Hunter Class at St. Luke and lived at Parkview Retirement Home.  She will be remembered by family and friends for her lively sense of humor and caring heart.
Mrs. Thacker was married to Dr. James Allen Thacker of High Point, who predeceased her. She is survived by three children:  a daughter, Susan Thacker Laudate of Sanford and husband Michael; a son, James Allen Thacker, Jr. and wife Leslie of Collettesville; and a daughter Ruth Thacker Sedon and husband Bill of Greensboro. She is also survived by three grandchildren: James Michael Laudate and wife Kelli, Jennifer Laudate Spivey and husband Chad, and Ethan Andrews Thacker; and four great-grandchildren: William Michael, Laney Elizabeth, and Carsen JoLynn Laudate; and Cole Grayson Spivey.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the Building Fund at First Presbyterian Church of Carthage (PO Box 397 Carthage, NC 28327), the J. Allen Thacker Scholarship Fund at High Point University, or St. Luke UMC.
Online Condolences may be made at
Arrangements are by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home.

Paul D. King
ASHEBORO — Mr. Paul David King, 84, of Asheboro, NC, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013.
A graveside service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at Panther Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at Ridge Funeral Home and other times at the home.
Arrangements by Ridge Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

Marie McBirney
JAMESTOWN — Marie McBirney, 72, died on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society, Inc.

Kenneth Edward “Dink” Morgan
HIGH POINT — Kenneth Edward “Dink” Morgan, age 72, a resident of High Point, passed away Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013.
He was born on Aug. 2, 1941 in Guilford County, N.C. 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, S.C., his grandchildren; Scott Edward Morgan, William Arthur Yex and Elizabeth Glenn Yex.
A service to celebrate Kenneth’s life will be held Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 at 2 p.m., 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.