Obituaries Nov. 18, 2013

Nov. 17, 2013 @ 04:40 PM

Billy R. Gann
ARCHDALE — Billy R. Gann, 80, of Archdale died Saturday, Nov. 16th, 2013, at High Point Regional Hospital. 
Born Feb. 10, 1933, in Stokes County, he is a son of the late Bill Gann and Nealie Joyce Gann.  He is a veteran of the US Air Force.  He was a quiet and giving man who will be remembered as a wonderful husband and a loving and supportive grandfather.  He always supported his grandchildren especially in sports and never missed a ballgame.  Mr. Gann was an avid sports fan, especially UNC.  He was respected by all that knew him. 
Mr. Gann  was a hardworking person in his career at George T. Wood and Son and at home.  His yard was a source of pride.  In the last 14 years of his life he was very active in his church, Rankin Memorial United Methodist Church.  He and his wife built and cared for the church Prayer Garden.  In addition to his parents Mr. Gann was preceded in death by his first wife Mary Jo Gann in 2001.
Mr. Gann is survived by his wife Annie Lou Gann of the home and four children, Angela Ridge and husband Randy of High Point, Kim Nichols and husband Gary of High Point, Tony Gann and Patti of High Point and Cindy Garner and husband Brooks of Asheboro.  He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Andy, Zach, Krista, Emily, Alexandra, Jack, Sara, Paige, Will and five great grandchildren, Ryder, Ember, Lyla, Cameron and Kade.  Also surviving are three sisters, Eunice Spencer and husband C.W. of Salisbury, Bonnie Odom of High Point and Glenda Osborne and husband Dean of High Point and a special niece Pat Simmons.
Funeral Services for Mr. Gann will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rankin Memorial United Methodist Church with the Reverend Keith Edwards officiating.  Entombment will follow at Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will greet friends in the church fellowship hall one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be given to  The American Heart Association or the Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be made on Mr. Gann’s memorial page at  Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.

Ralph Hiatt
WELCOME — Ralph Kerner Hiatt age 89 of Welcome passed away Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at Hinkle Hospice Home.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Dr. John Beeg presiding. Burial will follow to Forest Hill Memorial Park with Military Honors.
The family will receive friends at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at Davidson Funeral Home, Hickory Tree Chapel.
Ralph was born May 18, 1924, in Davidson County to U.M. Hiatt and Elizabeth Clemmons Hiatt. He was a charter member of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church. He retired from Plastiglide Mfg. of High Point and served during WWII in the United States Army. A member of the Welcome Lions Club for over 50 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers;Lawrence Hiatt, Leon Hiatt, Johnny Hiatt and Marion Hiatt.
Surviving are his wife of 65 years Catherine Berrier Hiatt of the home, son; Tim Hiatt (Tonya) of Midway, daughters; Becky Hiatt of Midway and Cathy Taylor (Bob) of Welcome, grandchildren; Amy Taylor Wiles (Matt), Laura Taylor Spainhour (Chad), great grandchildren; Ethan Wiles and Heidi Spainhour, brother; Joe Hiatt of Thomasville.
The family would like memorials sent to: Hospice of Davidson County 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292, Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church 641 Critcher Drive PO Box 1119 Welcome, NC 27374.
Davidson Funeral Home, Hickory Tree Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at

Vanhoy Hines
LEXINGTON — William Vanhoy Hines, 84, of Ward Curry Road, died Nov. 17, 2013, at Iredell Memorial Hospital.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Becks Reformed Church.

Anthony Robinson
HIGH POINT — Anthony Robinson, 65, died Nov. 16, 2013, at Hospice Home at High Point.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time at Phillips Funeral Service Inc.

David Taylor Jr. 
HIGH POINT — Mr. David Ellis Taylor, Jr., affectionately known as “Pa Pa” to his grandchildren, was a devoted son, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.
He was born on Nov. 21, 1967, in Charlotte, NC to David Ellis Taylor, Sr. and the late Mary W. Taylor and died on Nov. 14, 2013, in High Point, NC.
He leaves to cherish his memories his parents, David and Melissa Taylor, High Point, NC; his enduring partner, Glenda M. Clark, Charlotte, NC; two daughters, DaSheeka Clark, Rock Hill, SC and LaTia Sewell (Jason) Chester, SC; four sisters, Vanessa Taylor,  Charlotte, NC, Angela Taylor, Gambrills, MD, Cédra Russell, High Point, NC and Chloē Russell, Durham, NC; one granddaughter, Ja’Zaria  Clark, Chester, SC; one grandson, JaCari Chalk, Rock Hill, SC; and beloved uncles, aunts, relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, with visitation at noon at Reeder Memorial Baptist Church, 3725 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, NC with Dr. C. Don Steger officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery West, 4601 Freedom Drive, Charlotte, NC.
Memorials can be made to the National Cancer Society. Russell Funeral Home in Winston-Salem, NC is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences can be made at