Obituaries April 30, 2013

Apr. 29, 2013 @ 06:04 PM

Matthew Bailey
LEXINGTON — Matthew Charles Bailey, 24, of Rockcrusher Road, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, from injuries received in an automobile accident.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


Frances Ann Clowers
WINSTON-SALEM — Mrs. Frances Ann Clowers, 83, passed away April 29, 2013, at Kernersville Medical Center. She was born May 25, 1929, in Guilford County to the late Grady Elias Dowd and Mary Patterson Dowd. She was a member of Trinity Moravian Church, where she taught Sunday school and was a member of the choir. Mrs. Clowers retired as a teacher with Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools with 25 years of service. She enjoyed crafts of all kinds and gardening. She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Jack W. Clowers; two sons, Daniel Clowers and wife Anne and David Clowers; two granddaughters, Caroline Clowers and Mary Katherine Clowers. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2013, at Trinity Moravian Church with the Rev. John Jackman and the Rev. Bill McElveen officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. Memorials may be made to Trinity Moravian Church, 220 East Sprague St., Winston-Salem, NC 27127. Online condolences may be made at

Janie Evelyn Long Drake
HIGH POINT — Evelyn Drake passed away peacefully on April 28, 2013, at the Piedmont Nursing Center in Thomasville, N.C., where she has resided for the past 12 years. 
The life of Evelyn Janie Long Drake began on Dec. 22, 1923, when she was born to Nettie and Arthur M. Long of Roxboro, N.C. She graduated from Roxboro High School and later attended Louisburg College. Evelyn then moved to Camp Lejeune, where she was employed at the military base post office during World War II.  She met and soon married her husband, Evan W. Drake, who was a Marine stationed there. Their lives soon took them to Washington, D.C., where “Drake” served as a White House guard and as a personal aide to the president of the United States. As Evan’s military career ended, Evelyn and “Drake” moved to New Jersey, where they began their family. Evelyn lived for her home, her children and all of her family, including her siblings from Roxboro. Evelyn and Drake were part of a great generation that included many who lived through and survived very turbulent times. They were passionate, diligent and they worked together as a young couple to create a family and a home. They believed in commitment, sacrifice, dedication and hard work. Evelyn and Drake were incredible examples of the pursuit of the American dream. Their legacy continues through their children and grandchildren.
Evelyn was widowed at a very early age in 1972 and she soon moved back to North Carolina to begin another chapter in her life. She moved to High Point and began a career with the American Cancer Society and she continued working there until her retirement in 1991.  During her career, she met and touched the lives of so many in High Point. She worshipped at the Church at High Point and First Baptist Church, where she was actively involved until her move to Piedmont Crossing in Thomasville, N.C. After her retirement, her time was spent with her precious family, friends and her church. Evelyn will be remembered as a beautiful and gentle lady with a tender heart.  She always had an easy smile and quick wit. 
Evelyn is survived by her two children, Gail Dokes (Bud) of Charlotte, N.C., and Richard Drake (Simone) of High Point, N.C. She had four grandchildren, Kim Davis, Rick McClain (Kelly), both of Charlotte, Sarah Drake and Christina Drake, both of High Point; and two great-grandchildren. Evelyn is survived by three sisters, including Shirley Williford of Roxboro, N.C., Marion Oakley of Raleigh, N.C., and Elsie Mae Hearne of Winston-Salem. She was predeceased by her brothers, Dolian Long of Roxboro and Curtis Long of Winston-Salem and two of her sisters, Christine Dark of Winnsboro and Lucille Oliver of Roxboro, N.C. 
The family will receive friends at the home of Rick and Simone Drake at 404 Burning Tree Circle in High Point on Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. There will be a graveside service in Roxboro on Thursday, May 2, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Burchwood Cemetery, located at 600 Old Durham Road in Roxboro, N.C.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society. Arrangements are by Sechrest Funeral Service in High Point.


Jane Hall
LEXINGTON — Jane Earl Burch Hall, 84, of S. State Street, died Monday, April 29, 2013, at Hinkle Hospice House.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church.
Davidson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 


Felicia L Herbin
GREENSBORO — Felicia L Herbin, 50, of Greensboro died April 28, 2013, at Moses Cone Health System. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at People’s Funeral & Cremation Service Inc.


Aaron Hucks
TRINITY — Aaron S. Hucks, 94, of Trinity died April 29, 2013, at Graybrier Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. 
Arrangements are pending at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.


Bobby R. Lane
HIGH POINT — Mr. Bobby Ray Lane, 70, departed this life of Friday, April 26, 2013, at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of High Point, and was born on Jan. 8, 1943, son of the late Willie and Frances Jones Lane.
He was a graduate of William Penn High School Class of 1960. Bobby was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
Surviving to cherish his precious memories are; one daughter, GVonnia Stinson Butler of Greensboro, N.C.; two sons, Demetrius Eason of High Point, N.C., and William Michael Eason of Trenton, N.J.; two grandchildren, Taylor M. Butler and Nygel Z. Stinson, both of Greensboro, N.C.; one sister, Betty Lane Foster of High Point, N.C.; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 808 Hilltop St. The family will receive friends at the church from 12:30 p.m. until 1 p.m.  Interment will follow at Floral Garden Memorial Park.
Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc., High Point, N.C.   


Mary Magdalene Jones Moize
THOMASVILLE — Mrs. Mary Magdalene Jones Moize, 74, of 318-A Carter Drive, Thomasville, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Hinkle Hospice Home.  She was born on Aug. 25, 1938, in Surry County to Dewitt Clinton Jones and Rachael Haynes Jones.  She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Michael Goins.
She is survived by two daughters, Tamara Marie Williams of Trinity, and Pamela Sue Todd and fiancé Terry Davis of Thomasville; one son, Billy Goins of Thomasville; five sisters, Louise Jones of Dublin, Va., Joyce Stratton and husband Gene of Trinity, Linda Cox and husband Ron of Archdale, Gail Cole of Trinity, and Peggy Springer and husband David of Trinity; one brother, Ronnie Jones and wife Pam of Trinity; six grandchildren, Shannon Leonard, Tara Meservey, Leslie Duke, Heather Stewart, Adrian Todd, and Jonathan Goins; 14 great grandchildren, Anthony Leonard, Alicia Dunlap, Corinne McDonald, Courtney Duke, Chelsea Duke, Michael Meservey, Madison Stewart, Austin Todd, Maggie Stewart, Autumn Todd, Jonathan Goins Jr., Mackenzee Stewart, Jordan Goins, Mara (Mayo) Meservey; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at 11 a.m. in J. C. Green and Sons Chapel in Thomasville with the Rev. Garry Reeder officiating.  Interment will follow in Floral Garden Memorial Park in High Point.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and other times at the home.  Online condolences may be sent to the Moize family at


Samuel Ranney

HILLSBOROUGH — Samuel Reed Ranney died Saturday, April 27, 2013.
Triad Cremation Society & Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Andy Smith
HIGH POINT — Andy Smith of High Point died April 29, 2013, at his home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at People’s Funeral & Cremation Service Inc.

Johnny Freddy Stanley
HIGH POINT — Mr. Johnny Freddy Stanley, 29, a resident of 422-A North Ward St., passed away Friday, April 26, 2013, at his residence. He was born March 28, 1984, in Guilford County, N.C., son of William Edell Stanley Jr. and Roxanna Hiatt Stanley.  Mr. Stanley operated a tree service company, Classic Cutts, and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Jody Burns and Jennings Moore. Surviving are his mother and father, William and Roxanna Stanley of Asheboro; his wife, Christa Braswell of the home; two daughters, Allysa Stanley and Gracie Stanley, both of the home; two sons, Trent Stanley and Jordan Stanley, both of the home; maternal grandmother, Janet Burns of High Point; paternal grandmother, Jackie Moore of Trinity; paternal grandfather, William Edell Stanley Sr. of High Point; one sister, Crystal Stanley of Asheboro; two brothers, Bradley Stanley and girlfriend Harley Conrad of High Point, and Michael Stanley and wife Sara of Winston-Salem.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 2, 2013, at 4 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church, Archdale, N.C., with the Rev. Steve Smith officiating. The interment will be in the church cemetery. The family will greet friends Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at  J. C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville. Online condolences may be sent to the Stanley family at


Carol Quinn
TRINITY — Carol Renee Quinn, 49, died April 29, 2013.  Funeral arrangements are pending at Sechrest Funeral Service, Archdale.


Robert White
HIGH POINT — Robert Scott White, 61, died Saturday, April 27, 2013.
Triad Cremation Society & Chapel is in charge of arrangements.