Obituaries, May 7, 2013

May. 06, 2013 @ 08:35 PM

William Sandefur
GREENSBORO — William H. Sandefur, 65, died May 5, 2013.  Cremation services have been entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Tyler Mikaelson
ASHEBORO —Tyler David Mikaelson, 26, died May 5, 2013. Cremation services have been entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Jean Mullins Turman
ROANOKE, Va. —Jean Mullins Turman, 79, passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2013. She was born on May 5, 1933, in Rocky Mount, Virginia. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Antholene Mullins.
She is survived by her husband, Jack McKinley Turman. Jack and Jean met in high school and they married August 21, 1952. They were married for 60 years. Shortly after their marriage, they moved to Richmond, Virginia where they raised their two children, Tamar Turman Wood and Dean McKinley Turman. In 1978, they moved to High Point, North Carolina, for Jean to continue her employment with LADD Furniture. She retired from LADD after 38 years of employment.
Jean was a very talented woman and enjoyed quilting, gardening, rug hooking and growing herbs. Her main love though was her grandson, Logan McKinley Wood. She moved to Roanoke shortly after her retirement to be with her grandson. Jean loved spending her days picking Logan up from school and attending all of his sporting events. There was nothing she would rather do than cheer on her #20 and be with her baseball family, “The Botetourt Cavs”.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Jack McKinley Turman; her daughter, Tamar Turman Wood and son-in-law, William Lawson Wood; her son, Dean McKinley Wood; grandson, Logan McKinley Wood; sister and brother-in-law, Ina Dean Layman and Ivy Layman; sister, Shirley Mae Worley and brother, Fred Booth Mullins; many nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends, including Ronnie and Irene Adams of Richmond, Virginia.
A special thank you to Walter’s Greenhouse. Mama was doing what she loved most, buying flowers when she suffered her stroke. Walter’s collected the flowers and herbs she was purchasing at the time to give to the family. They were planted for her Sunday, May 5, to honor her 80th birthday.
Funeral services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Bonsack United Methodist Church with Pastor Tim Tate officiating. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. at Bonsack United Methodist Church prior to the service. Remembrances may be given to Bonsack United Methodist Church.
Arrangements by Oakey’s East Chapel, 540-977-3909.

Ronell B. Towery
LEXINGTON — Ronell Blaine Towery, 94, died May 5, 2013. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Lexington Church of Christ. Davidson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Daniel W. Atkins  Jr.
HIGH POINT — Daniel W. Atkins Jr., 57, of High Point passed away Sunday May 5, 2013, at the Hospice Home in High Point. Born July 10, 1955, he was the son of Daniel Atkins Sr. of High Point and the late Betty Day.
As a youth he loved speed skating. He joined the Job Corps and later became a Marine. From going to South Africa to guarding the American Embassy, Danny didn’t mind. Danny loved the beach. It was his dream to live there some day. Danny was the owner and operator of “D.W.A. Drywall.” He taught many young boys and girls to be your own person. Let your word be your bond. Drywall was his passion until cancer took control three years ago.
He is survived by his Dad, Daniel Atkins Sr.;  one brother, Carl Atkins and wife Linda of Wallburg, N.C., one half-brother Scott Atkins of Sophia, N.C.; one daughter, Ashleigh Thomas; and one grandson Tommy of High Point. Several nieces and one nephew also survive. Also surviving are two special friends, the Rev. Gene Parron and Betty L. Alley of High Point.
He was a member of Faith Temple Church where he was raised as a child.
Memorial services will be at Faith Temple Church on South Elm Street at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2013, with the Rev. Lewis Coltren officiating. The family would like to thank the staff at the Hospice Home for their loving support and care and for all who have been here in our hour of need. His motto was “Give me a minute I’ll fix it.”

Melvin Barney
LEXINGTON — Melvin Lester Barney, 83, died May 6, 2013, at Laurels of Salisbury.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Reeds United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Davidson Funeral Home.

Bertie H. Wilson
SOPHIA – Mrs. Bertie H. Wilson, 95, of Marcal Circle, went to be with our Lord Sunday, May 5.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mac and a son Ronald.
She leaves one son, Jerry Wilson and his wife Carol of Archdale; three grandchildren, Debra Ruddock, Lori Burger and Isaiah Wilson; three great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Ralph Hayes.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Glenola Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.
Online condolences can be left on Bertie’s memorial page at Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.  

Roberta Thomas
HIGH POINT– Roberta M. Thomas, 82, died  May 6, 2013, at her residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Phillips Funeral Service, Inc., High Point.

Jerry Thomas
THOMASVILLE — Jerry Lee Thomas, 46, died Saturday, May 4, 2013 at his residence. Prominence Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Paul Curlee Barnes 
JAMESTOWN – Mr. Paul Curlee Barnes passed away peacefully on the 5th day of May, 2013, with his loving wife and family by his side.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. May 8 at Archdale Friends Meeting. The family will receive friends in the Fellowship Hall following the memorial service and at other times at the home of Lee and Brenda Varner.
Paul was born in Stoney Point, North Carolina, the son of George and Mary Barnes.  He spent his youth at Barium Springs Home for Children and the Barium community became his beloved second family.  Paul was a very accomplished athlete, receiving an athletic scholarship to Catawba College where he played quarterback for the Indians.  After graduation, he entered the coaching and teaching profession at Allen Jay High School.  Over the next decade his football teams won 77 games while losing only 13.  Four of those years were undefeated seasons; in 1961 Allen Jay won the State Championship.  While at Allen Jay he also coached the girl’s basketball team with much success and taught math.  He truly loved his years as a Jaybird.  He later left the teaching profession and became personnel director for Burlington Industries in High Point and Erwin, N.C.  For seven years, he served as personnel director for Highland Cotton Mills.  Later in his career, he re-entered the teaching and coaching profession at Trinity High School serving in many capacities:  Athletic Director, Assistant Principal, Social Studies Teacher, Head Football Coach, and Head Girls Basketball Coach.  At the end of his working career, he sold real estate in the Archdale area.
Paul loved his church and church family at Archdale Friends Meeting.  He was devoted to the church, serving in many leadership roles:  Clerk of Monthly Meeting, Sunday School Teacher, Ministry and Council, Quaker Lake and Quaker Men.
In recent years, Paul and Elsie moved to the Pennybyrn Retirement Community in Jamestown.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Hilda Reid.  Surviving are his wife Elsie Vest Barnes; his children Daryl Barnes and wife Joanna, Brenda Varner and husband Lee, Mark Barnes and wife Lynne, and David Barnes and wife Shelly.  He also was blessed with 11 grandchildren: Jeremy Barnes and wife Jennifer, Luke Barnes, Alan and Katie Peterson, Chase and Chad Adams, Anthony and Adam Varner, Jamie and Emily Barnes, and Kacey Barnes.  Recently, he received his first great grandson Parker Barnes.  Also surviving, his sister Helen Barnes Steele and husband Bob.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Barium Springs Home for Children, P.O. Box 1, Barium Springs, N.C. 28010, or Archdale Friends Meeting, 114 Trindale Road, Archdale, N.C.  27263.
Paul’s love, courage, generosity, and integrity will live on in all who knew and loved him.  Online condolences may be made on Paul’s memorial page at  Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.