Obituaries May 1, 2013

Apr. 30, 2013 @ 06:07 PM

Margaret Beck
LEXINGTON — Margaret Beck, 67, of Floyd Church Road, died Monday, April 29, 2013, at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital-Lexington Medical Center.
Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Central Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Floyd Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Davidson Funeral Home.


Madeline Burke
GREENSBORO — Madeline S. Burke, 89, died Monday, April 29, 2013.
Triad Cremation Society & Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Anna Faust
COLFAX — Anna Mary Brannock Faust, 98, of Colfax, formerly of Salisbury, died April 28, 2013, at High Point Regional Health Systems.
Visitation will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, and funeral will be held at 11 a.m., both at Summersett  Funeral  Home in Salisbury.  Burial will follow in Rowan Memorial Park in Salisbury.


Romelle Green
THOMASVILLE — Romelle G. Green, 66, of Libertywood Nursing Home, died Monday, April 29, 2013, at Kindred Hospital in Greensboro. 
Arrangements are incomplete at S. E. Thomas Funeral & Cremation Service.


Juanita Harrison
LEXINGTON — Juanita Inez Covington Harrison, 65, of Austin Drive, died Monday, April 29, 2013, at Hinkle Hospice House.
Funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Central Baptist Church. Entombment will follow in Forest Hill Mausoleum. Visitation will be held 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Davidson Funeral Home.


Bud Holshouser
LINWOOD — Julius Monroe “Bud” Holshouser, 79, of Hilltop Drive, died Monday, April 29,2013.
Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Memorial Park. Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


Aaron Stephen Hucks
KERNERSVILLE —Aaron Stephen Hucks, 94, passed away Monday, April 29, 2013, at Graybrier Nursing and Rehabilitation Center with his loving family by his side. He was the husband of the late Shirley Isabel (Nuss) Hucks.
Mr. Hucks was born on Jan. 24, 1919, in Socastee, S.C., a son of the late Stephen and Laura (Johnson) Hucks. He was a former employee of MurrowsTrucking Company for over 25 years until his retirement.
He served his country during World War II from 1939 to 1941 in the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Hucks was a lifetime member of Green Street Baptist Church and a supporter of His Laboring Few Ministries
He was an avid golfer, carpenter and an amazing landscaper. He also enjoyed music and playing the piano. He was an outgoing, friendly person who made friends anywhere he went.
Mr. Hucks is survived by three sons, Bob Hucks and his wife, Judy, of High Point, Harold Hucks and his wife, Cynthia, of Gainesville, Ga., and Mark Hucks and his wife, Ann of Archdale; seven grandchildren, Travis Hucks, Harley Hucks, Dean Hucks, Harold Hucks Jr., Jason Hucks, Cray Hucks and his wife, Jamie, and Laurie Bowman and her husband, Mitch; three great-grandchildren, Sam and Heather Hucks and Aaron Bowman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a stepfather, Oscar H. Doggett.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 3, 2013, at the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, 206 Trindale Road, Archdale, with the Rev. Frank Hensley  and Preacher Steve officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Garden Memorial Park.  A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
A special thank you is sent from the family to all the staff and residence of Westchester Harbor and to the caring staff of Triad Adult Daycare Center, High Point.
The family will receive friends for a time of gathering with refreshments at the residence of Mark and Ann in Archdale following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to His Laboring Few Ministries, 812 Martin Luther King Drive, Thomasville, NC 27360.
Online condolences may be left on Mr. Hucks’s memorial page at
Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.


Barney Jenkins King
THOMASVILLE — Barney Jenkins King, 92, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at Forsyth Medical Center.
Mr. King was born Oct. 12, 1920, in Georgia, the son of the late Hayden Jenkins King and the late Anna Mary Elizabeth Nunn.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Bullins, one great-grandson, one great-granddaughter, one brother and five sisters.
After moving to Thomasville in 1924, Mr. King served in World War II from 1942 to 1945.
Barney is survived by his four loving daughters, Peggy Coggins and her husband Mike, Irene King, Linda Goins and her husband Don, and Tammy Carawan and her husband Paul; two sons, David Lee King and Mark Hayden King and his wife Debbie; 13 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and many dear friends.  
Graveside services will be Thursday, May 2, 2013, at 4 p.m. at Holly Hill Memorial Park with Pastor Arthur Holland and Pastor Bob Briggs officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Bethel United Methodist Church General Building Fund at 508 Fisher Ferry St., Thomasville, NC 27360 or Hinkle House of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292.         
Audio and written condolences may be made on      


Kimberly (Kym) Lee
THOMASVILLE — Mrs. Kimberly (Kym) Ann Peacock Lee, 55, a resident of Smith Drive, passed into the loving arms of Jesus after an illness of two months, Tuesday morning, April 30, 2013, at High Point Regional Health System.  She was born on Oct. 18, 1957, in Davidson County to Buren G. (Blackie) Peacock and Mamie Perry Peacock.  She worked for the Butler family at Sir Pizza for numerous years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Peacock.
On Oct. 12, 1991, she married Robert Asbury Lee III, who survives of the home. Also surviving is a brother, Patrick Peacock and wife Patsy of Fort Mill, S.C.; sister, Peggy Whitaker of Thomasville; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at 7 p.m. at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville with Rev. Rickey Payne officiating.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.  Robert would like to express a sincere thank you to the staff at High Point Regional for their loving care during Kym’s stay.  Memorials may be directed to Fair Grove Family Resource Center, 159 Myrtle Drive, Thomasville, NC 27360.  On-line condolences may be sent to


George Little
SILER CITY — George Wayne Little, 73, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013. 
Arrangements are by Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.


Emma L. Reeder
HIGH POINT — Emma Louise Reeder, the third child of five children born to the late Odell Sr. and Rebecca Scurlock Reeder, ended her earthly journey quietly and peacefully Saturday, April 26, 2013.  She had been a patient at Shannon Gray Rehabilitation Center for a short period of time after experiencing declining health.
Emma was born in Chatham County, but grew up in the Jamestown community.  She attended Florence School and was a graduate of William Penn High School, June 8, 1949.  She had a love for learning, was very outspoken and didn’t mind speaking her “opinion.”
Emma was married to Frank Smitherman and later relocated to Jersey City, N.J., where she resided for 25 years.  Later, after the death of her husband, she returned to North Carolina.
Emma was employed by the Presbyterian Church (USA) as a cook, Triad Adult Day Care Center Inc., as a habilitation technician, Guilford County Schools as a food preparer, where she received several distinguished awards and volunteered her services working with Global Grooves at Oak Hollow Mall.  In addition Emma was currently a student at Guilford Technical Community College, enrolled in Advanced Sewing where she referred to herself as the class “associate professor.”  She enjoyed her work and performed her tasks well.  As a people person, Emma acquired many friendships which were exhibited during her brief illness.
Cherished memories are embraced by her youngest sister Margaret (James) Jones; one niece, Rebecca “Dianne” (David) Peoples; one nephew, Julius “Chubby” (Alice) Hairston, all of High Point, N.C.; great-nieces: Tammy (Sterling) Cobb of Kingsland, Ga., Kimberly Hairston and Sherry Hairston; one great-nephew, David L. Peoples Jr., all of High Point, N.C., three great-great nieces, Raemi Cobb, Bethani and Karly Hairston; and two great-great-nephews: Nigel Cobb and David Peoples III.
Funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2013, at 12:30 p.m. at Turners Chapel A.M.E. Church, 7615 Florence School Drive, with the Rev. Michael R. Bowden officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from noon until 12:30 p.m. and at other times at the home of David and Dianne Peoples, 7619 Florence School Drive, High Point, N.C. 
Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service Inc., High Point, N.C.
Online condolences may be made to the Reeder family at


Bill Swing
LEXINGTON — James Walter Swing, 81, of Kenwood Lane, died Monday, April 29, 2013, at Hinkle Hospice House.
Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Becks Lutheran Church. Burial follows in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday in the church parlor.


Betty Thomason    
LEXINGTON — Betty Walser Thomason, 73, of Meadowview Road, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at her home.
Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Reedy Creek Baptist Church. Burial follows in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.


Donald Worth Thompson
GREENSBORO — Donald Worth Thompson, 82, of Greensboro, died Monday, April 29, 2013, at High Point Regional Hospital.  He was born on Sept. 20, 1930, in Salisbury, N.C., to the late Worth and Myrtle Thompson.  Two brothers preceded him in death, Homer and Irving Thompson, as well as a sister-in-law, Helen Thompson.  He is survived by a niece, Anne Thompson Jarrett and husband Dr. Thomas Jarrett of High Point; a nephew, Homer Maxwell (Mackie) Thompson Jr. of Winston-Salem; grand-nieces, Peyton Thompson, Pressley Thompson, Wendy Thompson Cheek and husband Robbie of Winston-Salem, their children, Maxwell and Leah Cheek; and grand-nephew, Nick Thompson of Kernersville.  Mr. Thompson spent most of his professional life working as a human resources manager for Flowers Bakery.  He graduated from Catawba College in Salisbury, where he was a member of the tennis team.  He also served as a corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  He was an avid golfer who played well, with a record-making thirteen holes-in-one.  He was a member of Maple Leaf Golf Course, where he enjoyed spending most days golfing with his many friends.  He was an original PSL owner of the Carolina Panthers, and enjoyed attending games with various family members.  Everyone who met Donald Thompson loved him.  He was never without a smile on his face, a positive attitude, or a joke or two.  He genuinely enjoyed each day.  His infectious spirit made everyone feel better, reminding them to have fun and cherish life, and to not worry about the little things.  He was fortunate to have wonderful neighbors surrounding him, who watched after him and always went the extra mile to be there for him, some say even spoiling him with their kindness.  A graveside service will be held at 1  p.m. Thursday, May 2, at Rowan Memorial Park in Salisbury with Pastor Bob McCaskill officiating.  The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel.  The family would especially like to thank Dr. Zan Tyson and staff, who kept his heart ticking years longer than anyone could reasonably expect, and who never gave up on him.  We would also like to thank Nancy Lester for her loving friendship and care, as well as the nurses in the Cardiac Care and step-down units at High Point Regional Hospital.  Donald Thompson will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.  Online condolences may be made at