Obituaries Jan. 23, 2014

Jan. 22, 2014 @ 04:49 PM

Mildred Banks
THOMASVILLE — Mrs. Mildred Harris Banks, 84, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Brian Center Nursing Care in Lexington. 
Mrs. Banks was born in High Point, May 11, 1929, a daughter of the late Calvin Pete Harris and Belle Goins Harris.  She and her husband where independent truckers for many years.  Mildred was a member of Faith Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Lloyd Banks and eleven siblings.  Mildred was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, who will greatly missed by her family and friends.
Surviving are a son, Sterling Banks and wife Nancy of Thomasville; a daughter, Victoria Cassell and husband Steve of Trinity; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Mildred’s Life will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Davis Funerals and Cremations Chapel.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 7 until 8:30 p.m. Memorials may be directed to By His Grace Community Center, P.O. Box 729, Thomasville, NC 27360.  Online condolences may be made at

Dorothy Berrier
WINSTON-SALEM — Dorothy “Dot” Mae Snyder Berrier, 87, died Jan. 22, 2014.  
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Canaan United Methodist Church.

Betty Caviness Brantley
GREENSBORO — On Jan. 22, 2014, our beloved Betty died. 
She was born in Asheboro, NC on October 16, 1943, the daughter of A. Fields and Nancy Auman Caviness.
She is survived by her husband of fifteen delightful years Joseph M. Brantley III, his wonderful daughters Rebecca Hancock (Henry) and Leigh Wheeler (Oliver), three delightful grandchildren Henry and Joseph Hancock and Grey Wheeler, by her sister Patricia
Weekly (Phillip), her brother Bobby Caviness (Jane), a niece Kristen Caviness Sihler (Edward) and a nephew Benjamin Daughtridge to both of whom she was a special aunt. In addition, she is survived by mother-in-law Juanelle Brantley, brothers-in-law Cooper Brantley and Tom Brantley (Isabel), aunt Marion Auman and numerous cousins.
Betty was a graduate of Asheboro High School, earned a bachelors degree in business from East Carolina University and a masters degree from UNC-Charlotte. In high school and college she excelled in math, science and business.  At East Carolina she was active in student government, women’s honor council, and Chi Omega sorority. She had a successful multifaceted career as a teacher in schools in Charlotte and Winston-Salem and in sales for food companies.
In 1980 Betty moved to San Francisco after RJ Reynolds acquired Del Monte Foods. Betty joined Del Monte sales where she excelled and rose through the ranks.  In 1988 she was named Del Monte’s national district sales manager of the year. Later she was put in charge of sales for the western USA.  In 1993 she accepted a job as Director of Marketing for Rogers American, food brokers in Charlotte, so she could once again be close to her family and her
many NC friends. While in Charlotte she built and furnished her own beautiful home, an achievement of which she was particularly proud.
In 1997 mutual friends introduced her to Joe Brantley who became her second husband on August 22, 1998, the beginning of the happiest years of her life.  She retired soon thereafter to enjoy the ensuing years with Joe, with her Brantley, Caviness and Auman families, and
with the legion of friends they both enjoyed.
In Greensboro Betty was a member of First Presbyterian Church where she was a “First Friends” volunteer for many years. She was also a member of the Wednesday Lecture Club, the Greensboro Garden Club, the Greensboro Cotillion and the Greensboro Women’s Invitational Golf Association, and past of the Greensboro Country Club Women’s Golf Association  In addition she was a past member of the board of directors of the Greensboro Opera Company.
Seven years ago Betty was diagnosed with myleofibrosis but she did not let that interfere with an active life of travel, entertaining, golf, attending Carolina Panthers games and enjoying her family and friends.  In these final days her room, both in the hospital and at home, has been filled with family and friends with whom she has cherished these last times together.  Telephone calls and emails have arrived from many distant points and have proved a comfort to Betty and often provoked a story from her about good times spent With the sender.
She will be missed greatly but we live in the afterglow of her love and a life well-lived.  All of us felt the many prayers and loving thoughts that were raised for her. For all these things we are eternally thankful.
A celebration of her life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in the Mullin Life Center at First Presbyterian Church and the family will visit with friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 611 N. Elm St., Greensboro, NC 27401; Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave, Greensboro, NC 27405 or the Arbor Acres Benevolence Fund, 1240 Arbor Rd · Winston Salem, NC 27104.
On line condolences may be made to

Kay Brower
COLFAX — Kay Brower, 80, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at High Point Regional Hospital.
Ms. Brower was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan on November 21, 1933 a daughter of the late Dr. Melvin C. and Juanita (Clark) Bower.
She is survived by her best friend, Judy Straight; a niece, Kimberly Dimock; a nephew, Kenneth Dimock; and a special cousin Anne Clark and her family. In addition to her parents, Kay was preceded in death by her sister, Karen Dimock, and her special cousin, Ronnie Clark.
Kay will be missed by her many friends at River Landing at Sandy Ridge where she was a resident, and her friends in Ohio where she was a Junior High School Counselor for 25 years.
A celebration of life service will be 3:00 p.m. Friday, January 24, 2014 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. David Umphlett officiating, with a visitation following in the parish hall. Burial will be private at the request of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name may be made to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 108 W. Farriss Ave, High Point, NC 27262, River Landing at Sandy Ridge 1575 John Knox Dr, High Point, NC 27235, or a charity of one’s choice.
Condolences may be left on Kay’s memorial page at
Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.

Etzel Cruz
HIGH POINT — Etzel Martinez Cruz, 39, died on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at People’s Funeral Chapel. Professional arrangements entrusted to People’s Funeral Services.

Addison Mayfield
HIGH POINT – Baby Addison Mayfield, died Jan. 21, 2014, at Brenner Children’s Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time at Phillips Funeral Service Inc.

Charles W. Moore
ARCHDALE — Charles W. Moore, 68, died Jan. 21, 2014, at the Hospice Home at High Point.
Arrangements are pending at Sechrest Funeral Service in Archdale.

Timothy Nanfito
ASHEBORO — Timothy Richard Nanfito, 57, died Jan. 22, 2014. 
Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

M.W. “Red” Oliver
THOMASVILLE — Michael Wayne “Red” Oliver, 42, a resident of 501 Dillon St., died Jan. 20, 2014, at Thomasville Medical Center.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville.

Edgar Jonvih Ramos
HIGH POINT — Edgar Jonvih Ramos, age 19, died on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. 
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at People’s Funeral Chapel. Professional arrangements entrusted to People’s Funeral Service.

James Barker Reddick
ARCHDALE — Mr. James Barker Reddick, 90, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at Westwood Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was the loving husband of the late Margaret Suits Reddick.
Mr. Reddick was born on Nov. 20, 1923, in Guilford County a son of the late Robert Pugh and Annie (Anderson) Reddick. He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving his country during WWII.
He was a former employee with Trinity Frames for over 15 years until his retirement.
He was also a member of Garrell Street Baptist Church, Archdale.
Mr. Reddick is survived by a brother, Robert Reddick, Jr. of Archdale; a sister, Sylvia Staley of Burlington; and several special nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters, Martha Montgomery and Mildred Reddick.
A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Floral Garden Memorial Park with Rev. Jimmy Jessup officiating. A visitation will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at Cumby Family Funeral Service, 206 Trindale Road, Archdale. Online condolences may be left on Mr. Reddick’s memorial page at
Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.

Jewell Leigh Rhyne Kirkman
HIGH POINT — Jewell Leigh Rhyne Kirkman, 87 of High Point died Tuesday at High Point Regional Hospital. Born January 31, 1926 in Guilford County she is a daughter of the late E.L. Rhyne and Myrtle Hill Rhyne. She worked for many years at Northstate Communications and later at Food Lion. She was preceded in death by her husband Lindsay Edward Kirkman and a son Jeffrey Lynn Kirkman.
Mrs. Kirkman is survived by one son Danny Eugene Kirkman and wife Vickie of Thomasville, daughter-in-law Renee Kirkman of High Point and three grandchildren, Michael Kirkman, Joseph Kirkman and Jason Kirkman.
Graveside services for Mrs. Kirkman will be held 2:00 pm Friday at Vickery United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Reverend Roy Green officiating. The family will greet friends Friday from 12:30 until 1:30 pm at Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.
Online condolences may be made on Mrs. Kirkman’s memorial page at  Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.

Bill Santoro
ASHEBORO — Mr. William Michael “Bill” Santoro, 80, of Asheboro, NC, died Monday, January 20, 2014. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements by Ridge Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

Anna Spivey
SEAGROVE — Anna Spivey, 73, died Jan. 21, 2014.
Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Marianna S. Stoner
LEXINGTON — Marianna Atherton Sink Stoner of Lexington died Tuesday, January 14, 2014. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Grace Episcopal Church. Piedmont Funeral Home is serving the Stoner family.