Obituaries, January 28, 2013

Jan. 27, 2013 @ 07:33 PM

Alice Yarbrough
LEXINGTON — Alice Mae Hege Yarbrough, 88, died Jan. 26, 2013, at her residence. 
A graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Forest Hill Memorial Park. There will be no public visitation. 

James Winslow
GREENSBORO — Mr. James Edward “Ed” Winslow, age 83 of Greensboro passed away January 23rd in the Murdock Center in Butner, N.C.
Mr. Winslow was born in High Point of October 5, 1929, to Thomas Alton and Edna Bostick Winslow.  He was a member of Vickery United Methodist Church Sunday School and had perfect attendance pins until he moved to Butner in 1962.   He was preceded in death by his sister, Joyce Hubbell and his brothers, Worth Winslow, George Winslow, and Tom Winslow.
Mr. Winslow is survived by two sisters, Eloise Boyst and husband James and Frances Traynham and husband Jeff, and many nieces and nephews.
A graveside service for Mr. Winslow will be held Monday, January 28th at 2 p.m. in Vickery United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Reverend Carol Carkin officiating.  The family will receive friends at the church following the service.  The family wishes to express sincere thanks to the staff of Murdock Center at Beacon Cottage for the love and care shown to Mr. Winslow through the years and especially during his final few days.
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Ruby Lee Johnson        
JAMESTOWN — Ruby Lee Johnson, 76, went to be with the Lord January 24, 2013, at High Point Regional Hospital.
Ruby was born November 9, 1936 in Davidson County to the late John and Dovie Lunsford George.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Kenneth Johnson.
Ruby is survived by her daughters, Judy Reynolds and husband Terry, Trish Blankenship and husband Michael, Angie Stokely and husband Tyler; brother, Sam George and wife Cora Ann; grandchildren, Zack Reynolds, Jason Reynolds, April Lew, Laura Fields, Oliver Watters, Brooklyn Hunt, Austin Hunt, Marianne Stokely, Kelsey Blankenship; great grandchildren, Joy Reynolds, Christian Reynolds, Hailey Lew, Drake Lew, Amber Lew, Layla Fields, and Wesley Fields III.
There will be a Chapel Service held at 2 p.m. Monday, January 28, 2013, at Thomasville Funeral Home with interment following at Holly Hill Memorial Park. Please visit

Ruth Buie McAllister
COLFAX — Ruth Buie McAllister died peacefully on January 26, 2013, surrounded by her family.  Ruth was a resident of River Landing at Sandy Ridge in Colfax, North Carolina.
Ruth was born on March 17, 1927 in High Point, North Carolina, the daughter of Andrew Lee Buie and Kate Welch Buie, who preceded her in death.
On August 7, 1947, she married John C. (JC) McAllister Jr., who died on July 14, 2009. She was preceded in death by her son Gregory A. McAllister, her sister Nancy Buie, and her brother Darrell Buie.  Ruth is survived by her sons Kenneth W. McAllister and his wife Jane, Stephen M. McAllister and his wife Kem, and daughter Martha McAllister Bass and her husband R.Edwin Bass, Jr., all of High Point. Also surviving are Ruth’s four grandchildren, Katherine M. Gorrell and husband Zac of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Margaret Lyon McAllister of Nashville, Tennessee, Mary Reynolds McAllister of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Kenneth Grey McAllister of Blacksburg, Virginia. Ruth is survived by three great-grandchildren, Evan L. Gorrell, Amanda M. Gorrell, and Tyler M. Gorrell, all of Colorado.  She is also survived by her brother Andrew Leo Buie and wife Madeline, of Florida.
Ruth graduated from Asheboro High School and attended Mars Hill College.  At the time of her death, she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of High Point. For many years Ruth was a member of Green Street Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School.
Ruth was a former Gray Lady with the High Point Red Cross, a former member of the High Point Women’s Club and High Point Literary Society, and a former volunteer for Mobile Meals.
She was a gentle, loving, nurturing and kind lady, and a devoted wife, mother, sister, and grandmother. But there lived within this gentle lady a “spunk” that created in her life a wonderful sense of joy and humor, and a strong resilience, which allowed her to face boldly some of the challenges life brought her way.
A memorial service to honor Ruth’s life will be held in the Multipurpose room at River Landing at Sandy Ridge on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at 1 p.m.  The family will receive friends there after the service. There will be a private burial with the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the River Landing at Sandy Ridge Foundation, 1575 John Knox Drive, Colfax, North Carolina, 27235, or the charity of one’s choice.
The family wishes to extend its deepest gratitude and praise to the entire staff of individuals of the Skilled Nursing Unit, Pebble Beach 2 at River Landing for their friendship and extraordinary care to Ruth over the years.  Online condolences may be made on Mrs. McAllister’s memorial page at  Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.