Obituaries May 5, 2013

May. 04, 2013 @ 06:08 PM

Emma Ard
THOMASVILLE — Emma Ard 81, passed away on May 3, 2013 at Hospice Home at High Point.
Emma was born on March 28, 1932 to Eddie Norris and Flora Mae Soles Norris in Horry County South Carolina.
She is preceded in death by her parents, son Charles Danny Skipper, six brothers and three sisters.
She loved her family faithfully, enjoyed singing, church, gardening, sewing, the beach and babysitting her grandchildren and was a best friend to all of us.
She fought a battle with cancer but her faith in God saw her through it all until He called her home. We’ll miss her dearly and know that with God and love our Mom will be with us for ever and ever.
Emma is survived by her husband Teddy L. Ard of the home, daughters; Jean Banks and her husband Chip of Trinity, Kathy Cody of Trinity, Cindy Cox Morgan of Archdale, sister Lula Long of Nakina, NC Also eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Monday May 6, 2013 at Thomasville Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11:00AM on Tuesday May 7, 2013 in the funeral home chapel with Reverend Jamie Stevenson officiating followed by interment in Floral Gardens Memorial Park in High Point.
Online condolences may be made through www.

Wilda Barkley
KING — Wilda Barkley, 92, died Saturday, May 4, 2013. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Elizabeth Coates Beaver
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Elizabeth Coates Beaver, age 94, passed away May 4th at Pennybyrn at Maryfield. Funeral services will be announced by Sechrest Funeral Service.

Martha Berrier
LEXINGTON — Martha Bivens Berrier, 70, of Hoover Drive, died May 3, 2013 at her home. Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Madison Heights Free Will Baptist Church,

Alan Douglas
GREENSBORO — Alan Douglas, 56, died Saturday, May 4, 2013. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Therese Frankena
COLFAX — Therese Frankena, 102, died Friday, May 3, 2013. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Fredonna Marlene Morse Gaston
LEXINGTON, S.C. — Fredonna Marlene Morse Gaston, 81, a 50-year resident of Jamestown, N.C., died Wednesday May 1, 2013, in Lexington, S.C.  Mrs. Gaston was born Aug. 18, 1931, in Shelby County, Ill.  She was a retired oncology registered nurse and active member of Jamestown United Methodist Church, where she participated  in the bell choir, door step, card and prayer ministries.  She is preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, James Raymond Gaston, her parents Leta Leona Chapman Morse and Robert Earl Morse, and her brother Kenneth Earl Morse.  Surviving are five daughters, Sandra Marlene Gaston, Deborah Ann Bailey, Karen Celeste Troy, Anita Marie Boland, and Natalie Ruth Gaston, seven grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.  Also surviving are four siblings, Maxine M. Blair, Frank Robert Morse, Richard Henry Morse, and Dennis Russell Morse.  The celebration of her home going will be Wednesday May 8 at 3 p.m. at Jamestown United Methodist Church, 403 East Main St., Jamestown.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Jamestown United Methodist Church - hand bell choir - or Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262.

Bessie Ingram
LEXINGTON — Bessie Ingram, 63, died Friday, May 3, 2013. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Jacqueline Johnson
HIGH POINT — Ms. Jacqueline Kay Johnson,57, of 400 Underhill Street died on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Jacqueline was born on December 15, 1955 to the late Napoleon Johnson, Jr. and Ada Adams Johnson in Grant County, Washington.  She was a 1974 graduate of Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Washington attended Tacoma Community College and Bates Community College where she received Executive Secretarial Degrees from both.  She was a member of Triad Health Project, Caring Services of High Point, and NA Support Group of High Point.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Lenita R. Johnson; and brother, Samuel Johnson.
Surviving relatives include three sons, Javeir A. (Kristina) Johnson of Savannah, GA , JoVon Johnson, and Jonque  Johnson of High Point; daughter, Joy Person of Asheboro; brother, Ronny Hyatte of Denver, CO; sisters, Kimberly Johnson of High Point, Betty Jackson, and Brenda Cook of Tacoma, WA; grandchildren Jayla Johnson, Jayanna Johnson, Khamari Bullock, Khamari Johnson, Jasaya and Jahad Johnson, Kortez and Kaliyah Bullock; a multitude of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Monday, May 6, 2013 at the chapel of Johnson and Sons Funeral Home, 206 Fourth St.  Family visitation will be 12 to 1 p.m. at the funeral home and other times at the residence.  Online condolences may be made at

Janet Loveland
LEXINGTON — Mrs. Janet Elizabeth Bruton Loveland, 69 of Valley Mine Road, died Friday, May 3, 2013 at her residence. A memorial service will be planned for a later date. Briggs Funeral Home of Denton is assisting the Loveland Family.

Calvin Coolidge Murrow
SOUTHPORT — Calvin Coolidge Murrow, age 88, of Southport died Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at his residence.
Mr. Murrow was born in Aberdeen North Carolina on July 6, 1924, son of John L. and Maggie Leonard Murrow.  Immediate family includes his wife Mildred Murrow; son Michael Murrow; daughter Jeanne Murrow; 3 grandchildren, Mollie Edwards, Jonathan Murrow, Callen Murrow; sisters, Georgia Berry and Doris Barille.
He was married to Mildred Murrow for 68 years with residence in Guilford and Brunswick counties. Mr. Murrow was educated in Guildford County.  He served in World War II in the Marine Corp. He was on Guadalcanal and participated in the invasion of Guam and Bougainville.  He received a honorable discharge with the rank of Corporal in 1946. Upon returning home, he and his two brothers, Bill Murrow and John Murrow founded Murrow Transfer Co., which grew to have over 200 employees and serviced 22 states. In 1957 he opened Country Furniture Co. and expanded his horizons with the Sale of New and Used furniture. In 1979 he founded Murrow Furniture Galleries of Wilmington N.C. In the 1980’s he opened The Furniture Patch in Calabash N.C. In the 1990’s he expanded and built Southland Furniture in Little River S.C. He served as a Republican State Senator from Guilford County from 1969-1977. He was a member of the Guilford County Republican Executive Committee 1969-1977. He was chairman of the Republican party in Guilford County and also served as chairman for Gov. James Holshouser. From 1973 to 1976 he was a member and chairman of the North Carolina State Ports Authority and was re-appointed to serve again in 1985. In 1984 he was finance chairman for Gov. Jim Martin. He served on the Brunswick Planning and Zoning Commission till he retired. He loved his country and his family. His charisma and his desire to make things better than you find them is evident in his success and his achievements. His love for his church and belief in God portrays an ongoing example of his faith.
Celebrate with us the life of a wonderful father, grandfather, husband and friend. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on May 11, 2013 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 East Nash Street, Southport N.C. 28461.
In lieu of flowers Memorial donations to go to S.O.A.R., Southport Oak Island Animal Rescue, 3376 St.Charles Place SE. Southport N.C. 28461 side marked: Murrow Memorial.
You may make online memorials at
Peacock – Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, North Carolina.

Helen Newsom
TRINITY — Mrs. Helen Marie Sexton Newsom, 90, died Saturday, May 4th at Hospice Home at High Point. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

James Maurice Perkins Jr.
HIGH POINT — James Maurice Perkins, Jr., 70, passed away Friday, May 3, 2013 at his residence, with family by his side. He was the loving husband of Mary (Lowe) Perkins to whom he was married for 34 years.
Mr. Perkins was born on August 22, 1942 in Jacksonville, FL to the late James Maurice and Ann (Arden) Perkins. He was a graduate of Jacksonville University and was a manager with State Farm Insurance for 40 years until his retirement.
Mr. Perkins was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving as a Petty Officer in the ASW branch.
He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church where he was the Finance Chairman, sang in the choir, and was President of the United Methodist Men’s Club. He also received the Lay Person of the Year Award.
Mr. Perkins was a Scottish and York Rite Mason, as well as a Shriner.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Perkins is survived by a daughter, Lisa Ann Stewart and her husband, Lee of High Point; two sisters, Eleanor P. Lyon and her husband, Wilford, Jr. of Jacksonville, FL, and Maurine P. Choate and her husband, Dick of Jacksonville, FL; a brother, Thomas Arden Perkins and his wife, Peggy of High Point; three grandchildren, Anne Elaine Stewart, Mac Stewart and Alexander Jacob Stewart.
A celebration of life memorial service will be 4:00 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Christ United Methodist Church with Rev. Matt Farabow and Rev. Jeff Martin officiating. A visitation will be held after the service.
Memorials may be sent to Christ United Methodist Church, 1300 N. College Drive, High Point, NC 27262.
Condolences may be left on Mr. Perkins’s memorial page at
Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.

Nelson Stanback
HIGH POINT — On Thursday, May, 2, 2013, the Lord welcomed Mr. Nelson Stanback, 74, into His Heavenly home.
Nelson was welcomed into this world by his parents, Harry and Elmirah Stanback on April 24, 1939.  He was born and received his education in Richmond County, NC.
Nelson grew up learning the value of good work and was a dedicated worker for Metal Creation until his retirement.  He married the true love of his life, Virginia Christian.  Together they enjoyed gardening.  Nelson had a passion for NASCAR racing, motorcycles and always enjoyed cruising around the town. 
Nelson was a devout Christian and served as a Trustee, an Usher and sang on the Male Chorus.  He was a dedicated member of New Light Church of God under the leadership of Rev. Ray Brooks for many years and later joined Cedar Street Church of God under the leadership of Bishop Timothy Warren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two children, Anne and Annah Stanback; three sisters, Rometta Pemberton, Maggie Taylor and Mattie LeGrande; two brothers, Vance and Pearl Stanback.
Mr. Stanback was a loving husband and wonderful father, his family and friends will miss him dearly. 
Nelson leaves behind his beloved wife of 50 years, Virginia C. Stanback of the home; his son, Steve (Tracey) Stanback of High Point; five grandchildren, Whitney, Justin and Bruce Stanback, Secoyoh Rorie and Chrishlin Ingram; one great grandchild, Heaven Williams; six sisters, Sue McCloud of Greensboro, NC, Ann Patterson, Nannie LeGrande, Polly (Henry)Steele, Joyce Pemberton all of Mt. Gilead, NC and Elnora Stanback of Biscoe, NC; one brother, Charlie (Dot) Stanback of Rockingham, NC; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, friends and the Cedar St. Church family. 
Special thanks to Rev. W.H. Amerson, Bishop Timothy Warren and Sue McLeod.
Homegoing celebration will be 1:00p.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at First Emmanuel Baptist Church with Bishop Timothy Warren, eulogist.  A visitation will be 12:30-1:00pm at the church.  Burial will be in Oakwood Memorial Park.  The family will also receive friends at 1510 Graves Ave.  Online condolences may be left of Mr. Stanback’s memorial page at  Professional arrangements entrusted to People’s Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc.

Nina Williamson
HIGH POINT — Nina Williamson, 86, died Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time at Phillips Funeral Service, Inc., High Point, NC.