Obituaries September 14, 2013

Sep. 13, 2013 @ 05:40 PM

Janet Brooks
KERNERSVILLE —Janet Lee Brooks, 56,  died Sept. 5, 2013, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gilmore Funeral Home.

Maggie Barnes
WINSTON-SALEM — Maggie Jane Minter Barnes, 93, died Sept. 13, 2013, at Abbotts Creek Nursing Center. A funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at New Friendship Baptist Church.  Online condolences may be sent to the Barnes family at

Victoria Clifton
HIGH POINT — Victoria Clifton, 20, of High Point died Sept. 10, 2013, at the University of North Carolina Hospital in Chapel Hill.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Kairos Community Church, 2317 Stanley Road, Greensboro.  Online condolences may be made at 

Goldia Sutton Newton 
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Goldia Sutton Newton, 95, former resident of 1036 Oakview Rd. died Thursday morning at 5:30 a.m. at The GrayBrier Nursing and Retirement Center.
Mrs. Newton was born June 29, 1918, in Sevierville, Tenn., a daughter of John and Della Smith Sutton. Mrs. Newton had been a resident of High Point most of her life and was a retired employee of Adams –Millis Inc. Mrs. Newton was a member of Oak Hill Friends Meeting and was married to John Lewis Newton who preceded her in death.
Surviving are son-in-law Willard J. Akes of High Point; 2 grandchildren; Martin L. Akes and wife Allison of High Point and Holly A. Bowman and husband Travis of Winston Salem; 4 Great Grandchildren; Jacob and Madison Akes and Riley and Dylan Bowman. Mrs. Newton was preceded in death by a daughter; Barbara N.  Akes.
Graveside services and interment will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Floral Garden Park Cemetery by the Rev. John Sides. The body will remain at Cumby Family Funeral Service on Eastchester Drive.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Randolph County, 416 Vision Dr. Asheboro, N.C. 27203
Online condolences may be sent to

James “Jim” Meyerhoeffer
ARCHDALE — James “Jim” Meyerhoeffer, 80, of Archdale, died Thursday, September 12, 2013, at High Point Regional Hospital.
Jim was born February 24, 1933, to the late Kirby and Jewel Meyerhoeffer.  A graduate of Allen Jay High School, he served in the Coast Guard from 1952 to 1956 and worked for many years as a receiving clerk for Drexel Heritage.  Jim was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. In 1977, he married the love of his life, Iva Howard Meyerhoeffer, who survives of the home.  After retirement, Jim enjoyed feeding the birds, especially his “alter ego”, Red the cardinal, and spending time in the garden.  He will be fondly remembered as a wonderful dad, grandfather, and huge Duke fan.
In addition to his wife, Jim is survived by sons, Harvey Vaughn, Jr. of Trinity, John David “Abe” Vaughn and wife Barb of Rockford, IL , and Ray Vaughn and wife Hazel of Thomasville ; daughters, Naomi Snider and husband Tom of Kernersville, and Sharon Johnson of Sophia; 9 grandchildren; and several  great-grandchildren.
A celebration of Jim’s life will be held Sunday, September 15, 2013, at 3 p.m. at Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale with Ray Vaughn and Jeremy Sams officiating.  Interment will follow at Floral Garden Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 1:15 and 2:45 p.m. prior to the service.
Online condolences may be made to James’s memorial page at  Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.

Jerry W. Huntley
HIGH POINT — Mr. Jerry W. “Fox” Huntley, 65, passed away Monday, September 9, 2013 at High Point Regional Hospital. Fox was born in Thomasville to the late Roxie Ann Gainey and Dewey Thomas Huntley on September 1, 1948.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Cynthia Huntley of the home, two daughters, Janella Bush of High Point, NC and LaShonda of Greensboro, NC.
Funeral service will be held Sunday, September 15, 2013,  at 3 p.m. at Solid Rock Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at the church from 2:30 p.m. until 3 p.m.
Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc., High Point, NC.
Online condolences may be made to the Huntley family at

Mary Frances Luck
ASHEBORO —  Mary Frances Kinley Luck, 70, died Sept. 13, 2013.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ulah Church of God.
Visitation will be from 7 to  9 p.m. Saturday at Ridge Funeral Home.

William Rufus Henderson
RALEIGH  — William (Bill) Rufus Henderson, 90, a man who lived his life to the glory of God, passed away at the VA Hospital in Durham, NC, on September   13,  2013.  Born in 1922, in Kannapolis, N.C. to Marion Charles and Ollie Maude Henderson, Bill, as the son of a Methodist minister, spent much of his childhood in various North Carolina towns served by his father.
He graduated from High Point College in 1943, returning  to his alma mater to serve on the Board of Trustees until his death.  He attended  Duke University for his MBA, served on the Divinity Board and  became a lifelong  Dukie.
With the start of World War II , Bill enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the Pacific Theatre, rising to the rank of First Lieutenant.  He fought in the Battle for Iwo Jima, where  he was the operations officer for the 28th Regiment and was awarded the Bronze Star.  At war’s end he left active duty but served 15 years in the Marine Corps Reserves, retiring  as a Lt. Colonel.
Returning to North Carolina, Bill began numerous businesses in Reidsville and Burlington before he  served  as Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Commerce. From Raleigh,  Bill purchased Bennett Advertising  in High Point, then moved to Wilmington as President of the  Cape Fear Corporation , the group that began the development of Bald Head Island.  The residential development business brought Bill back to the Triangle area and he finished his career helping to pioneer  the tremendous growth there for the next 35 years.
Bill served many civic and church organizations that  included President of the N.C. Jaycees, Lay leader of the Western NC Conference of the United Methodist Church and was the initial Chairman of the N.C. Zoological Society, seeing the dream of a North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro fulfilled. He was an active member of Raleigh First Assembly.
On March 15, 1947, Bill made the second  most important  decision of his life, marrying Dorothy Lee Saunders and sharing  life with “ Dot”  for  64 years.  He was preceded in death by his wife and his brother Marion  Charles.
Surviving are his sister, Ruth Price; daughter Faithe and husband Michael Giaquinto;  son, William R. “Chip” Henderson, Jr. and wife Cindy;  10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren;  brother and sister in law, Jimmy and Wilma Jones and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation at Brown Wynne Funeral Home at 300 St. Mary’s St, Raleigh, N.C. from 3 to 5 p.m., September  15 , 2013.  Bill’s homecoming service will be held at Raleigh First Assembly, 3249 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh on Monday, September 16 at 1:00 PM.  Interment will follow at Raleigh Memorial Park.
In  lieu of flowers , donations may be made to Converting Hearts Ministries , P.O. Box 90818, Raleigh, 27675 and  BeALL  For Christ,Youth Scholarship Fund, 6912 Glendower Rd. , Raleigh 27613.
In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.  Matthew 5:16 

Robert Callaghan
GREENSBORO - Robert Lawrence Callaghan, Jr., died
Sept. 13, 2013.  Cremation services have been entrusted to Triad Cremation
Society & Chapel.