Obituaries June 21, 2013

Jun. 20, 2013 @ 08:10 PM

Nancy Geraldine Berrier

LEXINGTON — Mrs. Nancy Geraldine Berrier, 80, a resident of Turner Road, died Wednesday evening, June 19, 2013, in the Hinkle Hospice House. Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 23, 2013, at 2:30 p.m. in J.C. Green & Sons Chapel. Online condolences may be sent to the Berrier family at www,


Ruby Virginia Drye Bingham

BOGART, GA. — Ruby Virginia Drye Bingham, 84, wife of 63 years to Donald Lee Bingham, died Monday, June 17, 2013.

A native of High Point, NC, she was the daughter of the late Moses Chrisenberry “Chris” Drye and Elizabeth Clodfelter Drye. She was a Registered Nurse and homemaker.

Survivors in addition to her husband include daughter: Joan Bingham (Chris) Clark of Athens; son: John Daniel “Danny” (Carol Becker) Bingham of Fredericksburg, VA; brother: Jerry Drye of Trinity, NC; sister: Daris Bullins of High Point, NC; grandchildren: Kevin (Michelle) Clark, Paul (Amy) Clark, Megan Bingham (Josh) Davis, Alicia Bryson; great-grandchildren: Abigail, Ethan, Mary Kate and Charlotte Clark.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Lord & Stephens West Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Robert H. Bohler, Jr. officiating. Entombment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 Saturday, June 22, 2013 at the funeral home.

The family would like to express a special thanks to her caregiver, Carol Slay as well as the staff of Arbor Terrace and Compassionate Care Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central Presbyterian Church, 380 Alps Road, Athens, GA 30606.

Lord & Stephens West is in charge of arrangements.


Elizabeth Blandin

GREENSBORO — Elizabeth Blandin, 91, died on Thursday, June 20, 2013. Memorial arrangements are incomplete at this time. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Darlene Borders

GREENSBORO — Darlene Borders, 54, died on Thursday, June 20, 2013. Cremation Services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.


Roberta McKnight Bowman

THOMASVILLE — Ms. Roberta McKnight Bowman, 60, of 502 Dillon Street, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Funeral will be Sunday, June 23, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. in Emmanuel Baptist Church. Burial will be in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday at the church 30 minutes before the funeral. Public viewing and visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. at S. E. Thomas Funeral & Cremation Services.


Joe Crayton Clinard, Sr.

THOMASVILLE — Mr. Joe Crayton Clinard, Sr., 88, a former resident of Old Greensboro Road, passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Pine Ridge Health & Rehabilitation. Joe Clinard was a talented and unique person. He was born in Davidson County, on May 5, 1925, the son of Phillip Crayton Clinard and Bessie Darr Clinard. He was a farmer and retired from Davis Chevrolet from the sales department after more than 20 years. He was a graduate of Pilot High School. He was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church, and a member of Chevrolet Legion of Leaders. He was an avid singer, songwriter, and guitar player of country and bluegrass music. He was known on TV and radio as the “singing salesman.” He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Bessie Pauline Tate.

He was married to Mary Stewart Clinard, who preceded him in death in August 2006. He is survived by twin daughers, Mindy L. Clinard and Cindy S. Clinard, both of Asheville, NC; sons, Joe Crayton Clinard, Jr., of Thomasville; and Eddie Rayborn Clinard and wife Gena of Thomasville; five grandsons, Eric Clinard, Phillip Cory Clinard, Joseph Clinard, Robert Clinard, and Paul Graves; and three great-grandchildren, Alex Crayton Clinard, Natalie Grace Clinard, and Peyton Rebecca Graves.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, June 23, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at Fairview United Methodist Church, 2876 Old Greensboro Road, Thomasville, NC, with Rev. Brian Crady. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at J. C. Green and Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville. Online condolences may be sent to the Clinard family at


Bill Duncan

HIGH POINT — Mr. William (Bill) Bryan Duncan, 87, resident of High Point, NC, Davidson County, died June 19, 2013, at Pennybyrn at Maryfield.

Bill was born October 5, 1925, in Ashe County, where his family descended from Scottish Highlanders who settled there in the 1700’s. His great-grandfather was an itinerant minister of the gospel who rode the mountains on horseback.

After spending a portion of his youth and graduating from high school in Bel Air, Maryland, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps amid the gathering storm of the Pacific War, just after Pearl Harbor. After training at Parris Island and Camp Lejune, he was sent to the South Pacific. On Easter Sunday, April 1, 1945, as a radioman of the First Marine Division, he was part of the invasion of Okinawa. After Japan surrendered, he was sent to North China to help evacuate Japanese forces back to their homeland.

When Duncan returned from World War II, he was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. To prepare, he attended The Bullis Prep School in Maryland and thereafter entered the Navy as a Midshipman. After graduation, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. Soon after graduating from the U.S.M.C 9th Officers Basic Candidate School in Quantico, VA, he served with an air defense unit in the Korean conflict.

After Korea, Duncan was posted to Ohio, then back to Quantico as an instructor in the Officers Basic School. Later he completed postgraduate work at the U.S. Naval School in Monterey, CA, where he earned a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering. Later he completed further studies at George Washington University and the Stevens Institute of Technology. From there he returned to the Naval Academy where he taught and helped develop their systems engineering majors program. Duncan was involved in research and development of the guided missiles programs of Quantico and the Pentagon.

Duncan left the military to pursue a career in business. He joined Pilot Freight Carriers, Inc., as Vice President of Engineering, a company founded by R.Y. Sharpe, his father-in-law until the company was sold in 1981. Afterwards at the dawn of the computer revolution, he and his wife Shirley Sharpe Duncan opened and operated Computer Gallery, a chain of computer stores and a computer training center, located in the Piedmont Triad and the Triangle for several years.

For the past eight years, Duncan served as Treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors of North American Emerald Mines, Inc., a production emerald mine and quarry in Hiddenite, NC.

For more than 40 years, Duncan was active in civic and religious activities in High Point. He used his talents in photography, videography, gardening and music to assist in various projects to enhance and improve the community. Duncan particularly enjoyed volunteering with the Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church outreach programs with Macedonia Missions, in-school programs and travel with the chancel choir. He was a committed member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church where he served as a past Trustee; the High Point Rotary Club and the High Point Country Club.

Surviving are Shirley Sharpe Duncan, his wife of 60 years; his son, Malcolm Duncan and his wife Deidre of Lafayette, IN; his grandson, Zachary Duncan of Lafayette, IN; his granddaughter, Alexa of Indianapolis, IN; his great granddaughter, Paige Duncan of Lafayette, IN; his sister, Lyn Houck and husband Bryan of Gastonia, NC; seven nieces, Suzanne Houck Johnson of Charlotte, Laura Beth Levy of Gastonia, NC, Jenny Duncan Routh of Chapel Hill, NC, Mindy Duncan Calvin of Greensboro, NC, Leonora Sharpe of Greensboro, NC, Felicia Doobrow of Greensboro, NC and Berry Hill Gennari of Winston-Salem, NC; two sister-in-laws, Lynn Sharpe Hill of Blowing Rock, NC and Tone K. Duncan of Iron Station, NC; five nephews, John Duncan of Iron Station, NC, Jim Duncan of Raleigh, NC, Jonathan Sharpe of Atlanta, GA, Matthew Sharpe of Greensboro, NC and James King Hill Jr. of Concord, NC; his brother-in-law, Keith Y. Shape of Winston-Salem; and his former sister-in-law, Judge Margaret Sharpe of Greensboro, NC.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church with Dr. Al Ward and Rev. Richard Howle officiating. A reception will be held in the Asbury Room at the church following the service. The inurnment will be held at a later date at the U.S. Naval Academy Columbarium in Annapolis, MD. Memorials may be directed to Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church Chancel Choir, 1225 Chestnut Dr. High Point, NC 27262 or to the Hiddenite Center and Museum, P.O. Box 311, Hiddenite, NC 28636. Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point is assisting the family. On-line condolences may be made through


Shearl Ann Gaddy

HIGH POINT — Ms. Shearl Ann Gaddy, 50, of High Point died June 19, 2013, at Libertywood Nursing Center in Thomasville. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and entrusted to People’s Funeral & Cremation Service


Edward Clinton Gallimore

THOMASVILLE — Mr. Edward Clinton Gallimore, 52, of Colleen Drive passed away Wednesday morning, June 19, 2013, at Hinkle Hospice House. Born in Thomasville on July 1, 1960, to Edward Ray and Carolyn Faye Duncan Gallimore, he had made this area his home for his entire life. He was of the Baptist faith. He was a US Air Force veteran and was the Regional Logistics manager for Carolina Container Corporation. He was a firefighter class I and II and served as a volunteer for both South Lexington Volunteer Fire Department and Pilot Volunteer Fire Department. Ed was a person of many interests including reading, fishing, hunting, and shooting, as well as raising and caring for horses. He was happiest, however, when he was working at his job. On May 19, 1984, he married the former Janet Hodge, who survives of the home.

Also surviving are his mother, Carolyn Faye Washum Hedrick and husband Van of Thomasville; daughters Katrina Short and husband Steve of Cooleemee and Megan Gallimore of Thomasville, his brother, Steve Gallimore and wife Lori of Thomasville, four grandchildren, Dalton, Stevie, Kaylee, and Morgan.

Funeral services will be on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville with Rev. C. Alan Greene officiating. Entombment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum. The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the Gallimore family at


Roland Jones Greer

HIGH POINT — Roland Jones Greer, 76, resident of High Point, died Thursday, June 20, 2013, at High Point Regional Hospital. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 21, 2013, at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.


Robert “Bob” Alan Hodgin
JAMESTOWN — Robert “Bob” Alan Hodgin  passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday,  June 19, 2013.
A memorial gathering will be held from 2-4 pm Saturday, June 22, 2013, at George Brothers Funeral Service.
Bob was born January 28, 1938, in Jamestown, NC.  He grew up in Jamestown, NC where he went to Jamestown High School. He was an athlete who lettered in Basketball, Baseball, and Football while there.  He loved sports and cared about youth so much he became a community leader by coaching basketball at local community centers for many years.  He never knew a stranger and everyone was always welcome at the Hodgin home.  He was loved and will always have a special place in our hearts and lives.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Harold Hodgin and Margaret Ozelle Hodgin Nobles, and his step-dad, Pete of Jamestown.
 He is survived by his wife Denise Hodgin of 35 years, Jamie Wilkins (Todd) of Durham, Shannon Butler, Melissa Lee (Dennis), Nikki Hodgin (Brad) all of Greensboro, sisters Delores Pritchett (Tommy) of Franklin Springs and Debbie Hodgin of Royston, GA.  He has 11 grandchildren, nieces and nephews and cousins.



Barbara Hopper

GASTONIA — Barbara Fortenberry Hopper, 82, with God’s strength and grace, was able to spend extended time with her family until passing peacefully to her Heavenly home on June 19, 2013, at White Oak Manor, Kings Mountian.

She was born on November 25, 1930, in Gaston County to the late Jack and Lela Wright Fortenberry.

Barbara retired after 30 years with Homelite/John Deere Corporation and later worked at White Oak Manor, Kings Mountain. She was a former member of Ragan Wesleyan Church but was recently attending Pisgah ARP Church. Barbara was a dedicated fan of the Atlanta Braves.

She lived for her sons, daughters-in-law, and grandkids and will be greatly missed.

Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Larry Hopper and Gloria Morrow of Gastonia, Curtis Hopper and Daughtry of Bessemer City; sister, Jackie Hibberts of Gastonia, daughter-in-law, Doretta Hopper of High Point; grandchildren, Heather, Chris, Hannah, Leah, Spencer, Sayre and Shea Hopper; great-grandchild, Jayden Lee Falls; special friends, Mary Morrow, Jim and Janette Lail.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Nesbit Hopper; son, Rev. Bruce Hopper; sister, Mary Lou Holland.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Gaston Memorial Park with Rev. Rick Lewis officiating.

Her family will receive friends Saturday from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Sisk-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Bessemer City.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150

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Arrangements by Sisk-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Bessemer City.


June Wilson Kennedy Huneycutt

HIGH POINT — Mrs. June Wilson Kennedy Huneycutt, age 76, a resident of 1568 Skeet Club Rd., formerly of Ferndale Dr., Thomasville, NC, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at the Hospice Home of High Point. She was born June 23, 1936, in Yancey Co., NC, daughter of the late Jobie Randolph and America Wilson. She was retired from Colfax Furniture of Greensboro, NC, and was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Thomasville. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters. She was first married to Omas Thomas Kennedy, who preceded her in death, then married Ernest Franklin Huneycutt, who survives of the home. Also surviving are two daughters, Diane Clodfelter and husband Donald of Thomasville and Beverly Burris and husband Rodney of Valdese, NC; one son, Edward Kennedy and wife Vivian of Archdale, NC; three sisters, Gretel Cook and husband Ray of Archdale, Ulla Wilson and Virginia Fender both of Burnsville, NC; one brother, Larry Fender and wife Tiny of Burnsville, NC; four grandchildren, Christy Teague, Tracy Harlan, Natalie Clodfelter and Amanda Burris; four great-grandchildren, Macy Teague, Drew Teague, Jackson Harlan and Brayden Harlan.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, June 22, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. in J. C. Green & Sons Chapel with Rev. Dan Downing officiating. The interment will be in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will greet friends Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home and at other times at the home of the son, Edward Kennedy, 229 Beard Ave, Archdale, NC . Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Dr., High Point, NC 27262.

Online condolences may be sent to the Huneycutt family at


Emma Jean Reynolds Martin

FAYETTEVILLE — Emma Jean Reynolds Martin, 76, of Fayetteville, NC, and formerly of Red House, VA, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2013. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a friend to all. Her grandchildren meant everything to her. She was the wife of William Noble (Bill) Martin, Jr.

Born in Campbell County, VA, on April 19, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Phillip Gordon and Margaret Foster Reynolds. She was a member of Providence Baptist Church in Red House, a graduate of Radford University, and together with her husband owned and operated The Wiener Works Restaurants in Fayetteville.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son, William Noble (Billy) Martin III and his wife Nancy of Odessa, FL; three grandchildren, who were the loves of her life, Willi, Derek and Emmy; two brothers, Lonnie Reynolds and wife Joyce and Alvin Reynolds and wife Beth; and a sister-in-law, Ann Reynolds; and many nieces, nephews and cousins

She was preceded in death by her son, Theodore (Ted) Reynolds Martin and a brother Foster Reynolds.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday June 22, 2013, at Providence Baptist Church, Red House, VA. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Robinson Funeral Home, Appomattox, VA today, Friday, from 7-8:30 p.m.

Those wishing to make memorials, please consider Providence Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, PO Box 116, Red House, VA 23963.

Robinson Funeral Home and Cremation Service is serving the family and an online condolence may be sent by visiting


Harold Pope

HIGH POINT — Harold Eugene Pope, 84, a resident of High Point passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2013.

He was born December 7, 1928, in Catawba County, NC, to the late Odie Pope and Maude Mingus Pope. He was an employee of Estes Motor Lines and retired after 20 years of service. After retirement Harold continued to help his wife, Helen, in her home cleaning business. He was a member of Springfield Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Men’s Open Bible Class, served as an usher and on the Welcoming Committee. He was a veteran of the US Navy, serving during WW II. He enjoyed gardening, camping at Lake Tillery and working. Harold loved his Lord, his family and working in the church. In addition to his parents, preceding him in death were 4 sisters; Virginia Rozzle, Inez King, Colleen Stine, Flora Pope, and a brother; C.O. Pope.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Helen Parker Pope of the home; his daughters, Cindy Fritts and her husband Mark of the home, and Wendy Simmons of West Virginia; his grandchildren, Tasha Simmons and Preston Fritts.

A service to celebrate Harold’s life will be held Saturday, June 22, 2013, at 2:00 p.m., from Springfield Baptist Church with Pastor Bobby Loving officiating. Interment will follow in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale. Memorials in Harold’s memory may be sent to Springfield Baptist Church, 1322 Baker Road, High Point, NC 27263. Online condolences may be made at Cumby Family Funeral Service of Archdale is in charge of arrangements.


Ruth (Bolmer) Theobald

HIGH POINT — Ruth (Bolmer) Theobald, 81, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013, at the Hospice Home at High Point. She was the loving wife of the late Clyde Alfred Theobald.

Ruth was an avid sports fan; her favorites were the Atlanta Braves and all the Cincinnati teams. She also enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, bird watching; was a wonderful seamstress, and loved to knit. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and her dog Claire.

Mrs. Theobald is survived by three daughters, Linda Coggins and her husband, Jim of High Point, Joy Theobald and her husband, Gene Boyer of Yorba Linda, CA, and Sheryl Morgan and her husband, Dennis of Chester, VA; and a son, Glenn Theobald and his wife, Martha of Fullerton, CA. Ruth also has eight grandchildren, Jason Coggins and his wife, Jennifer of Boone, NC, Stacy Martinez and her husband, Joel of High Point, Charles Morgan and his wife, Ha of Chesterfield, VA, Larry Meeks and his wife, Candis of Dinworthy, VA, Andy Morgan of Chester, VA, Kristen Tett and Kevin Tett both from Yorba Linda, CA, and Corey Dewall and his wife, Claudia of Riverside, CA; and 11 great grandchildren, Lilly and Sam Coggins, Sylvia Martinez, Owen and Stella Morgan, Jenny and L. Robin Morgan, Abel and Heyden Meeks, and Alan and Ryan Dewall.

A visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with a prayer service at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 22, 2013, at the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, 1015 Eastchester Drive, High Point with Rev. Mr. Walter J. Haarsgaard officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeview Memorial Park, Greensboro.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262.

Condolences may be left on Mrs. Theobald’s memorial page at

Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.


Baby TaDarius Jerod Thompson Jr

HIGH POINT — TaDarius Jerod Thompson Jr., 4 months old, of High Point went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 15, 2013.

Baby TaDarius is the son of TaDarius Thompson, Sr. and Courtney Robinson. He was born on February 11, 2013, in High Point.

He was preceded in death by his great uncle, Earl Thompson Jr.

Baby TaDarius Jr. leaves precious memories to his parents, TaDarius Thompson Sr. and Courtney Robinson; two sisters, Amira Robinson Miner and Tailya Rowe; maternal grandparents, Jukeeta Robinson and Anthony Kearse of High Point, NC; paternal grandparents, Frances Thompson and J. C. Jones of High Point, NC; great grandparents, Eddie Mae Robinson, James Robinson, Deloris Kearse and Larry Johnson all of High Point, NC; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and the many friends who has supported the family during this difficult time.

A celebration of his life will be held 2 p.m. Friday, June 21, 2013, at Living Water Baptist Church. Family visitation will begin at 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the church. Burial and dove ceremony will be in Oakwood Memorial Cemetery.

You may express your condolences on Baby Thompson’s memorial page at Professional arrangements entrusted to People’s Funeral & Cremation Services.