Obituaries 11-20-2012

Nov. 20, 2012 @ 02:53 PM

Kamari Leonora Marsh
GREENSBORO — Kamari Leonora Marsh, infant daughter of Kenneth Lamont Marsh and Audrey Madeline Burrow passed away on November 17, 2012 at Moses Cone Hospital.  She was born on November 11, 2012 in Davidson County.
Surviving in addition to her parents, Lamont Marsh and Audrey Burrow, is a brother, Darius Thomas; sister, Jayla Burrow and her twin sister, Kiyah Marsh; maternal grandmother, Dawn Flannery; maternal grandfather, Randy Burrow.  She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Kenneth R. Marsh and her paternal grandmother, Veronica Marsh.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville with Dr. James L.E. Hunt officiating.  Interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be sent to

Pauline Martin
THOMASVILLE — Mrs. Pauline Watford (Polly) Martin, 98, of Thomasville went home to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday November, 18, 2012 at Pine Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation.
Mrs. Martin was born February 8, 1914 in Davidson County a daughter of the late John Ray Watford and Lillie Hepler Watford. She was a graduate of Fair Grove High School,  retired from Hill Hosiery and a member of Liberty Baptist Church. She was a seamstress, loved to cook and wash dishes and loved to visit with everyone she came in contact with.
She was married February 20, 1937 to Ben F. Martin who preceded her in death July 10, 2001. Also she was preceded in death by five brothers Carl, Austin, Jack, J.R. and S. C. Watford.
Surviving are one daughter, Nancy M. Woods and husband Harold of Thomasville; one son, John A. Martin of Thomasville; one grandson, Rodger Woods and wife Patti of Harmony; two great-grandchildren Emily Woods and Joshua Woods. One brother, Roy Watford and wife Hannah of Thomasville; two nieces Danita Gordon (Mike) and Lorie Brooks (Danny) and two nephews, Gary Watford and Jeffrey Watford (Brenda).
A celebration of life service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at Liberty Baptist Church with Rev. David Bowman officiating. Mrs. Martin will remain at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home 122 W. Main St. Thomasville and the family will be at the funeral home Tuesday, November, 20, 2012 from 6 until 8 p.m. and other times at the home of the daughter, Nancy Woods 5036 Denton Rd., Thomasville.
Memorials may be directed to Liberty Baptist Church 225 Liberty Ave. Thomasville, NC 27360.
Online condolences may be sent to the Martin family at

James Barefoot
DENTON — James Braddy Barefoot, Jr., 86, of Denton died Nov. 18 at his home.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Briggs Funeral Home.

Leonard Lanier
LEXINGTON — Leonard Aaron Lanier, 86, died Nov. 18, 2012.  A funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. at Center United Methodist Church. Davidson Funeral Home, Hickory Tree Chapel is assisting the family.

Paul Carlton
LEXINGTON — Paul Dewey Carlton, 99, formerly of Maxwell Drive, died Nov. 17, 2012, at Lexington Health Care.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Davidson Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. before the service at the funeral home.

Olusegun Amao, MD, FACP
GREENSBORO — Dr. Olusegun Amao, 37, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 15, 2012.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 3:00 pm at Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel with Rev. Don Miller officiating. Interment will follow in Guilford Memorial Park.
Olu was born in Nigeria on September 18, 1975 to Elkanah and Mary Amao. He graduated from the University of Ibadan where he was awarded the prize for the best student in surgery and the College of Medicine prize for the most outstanding student. He proceeded to the United States where he had his residency training in Internal Medicine and later a Fellowship in Nephrology at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY. He was a practicing Nephrologist in High Point, NC, and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
He was a member of the Brooklyn Tabernacle, NY, and then Westover Church, Greensboro, NC. Olu loved the Lord and was actively involved in missions support. He loved spending time with his family, playing with his kids and discussing politics. He was a great inspiration to all who knew him and will be truly missed by friends and the medical community.
Olusegun is survived by his wife Dr. Enobong Amao; two children, Folu and Toba; his parents, four brothers, nieces, nephews and many colleagues and friends.
A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
Special thanks to the doctors and staff.
Online condolences may be made at
Arrangements are being handled by the Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home Sedgefield Chapel.
Online condolences can be made at

Elizabeth McAdams
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Elizabeth “Lib” Owen McAdams, 90, a resident of Overbrook Drive, departed this earth on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, following a brief stay at Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington after suffering a stroke. She lived a full and happy life. Elizabeth was born in Thomasville on March 7, 1922, the daughter of William Rose and Emma Clapp Owen of Carmalt Street. Elizabeth attended public schools in Thomasville with perfect attendance, then graduated from Women’s College (now UNC-Greensboro) and moved to Reidsville to teach typing and accounting. After World War II she returned to Thomasville where she married her childhood sweetheart, Lindley Clay McAdams on September 23, 1946. After living in Thomasville for a few years, the couple moved to High Point where Elizabeth worked as a secretary for Smithdeal Realty, a bookkeeper and eventually, as an accountant for the Southern Furniture Exposition Building until her retirement. Lindley predeceased Elizabeth in 2003 after over 50 years of marriage. Elizabeth is survived by her sisters, Iris Harrison of Thomasville, Judy Hayes of Charlotte, Pat Hedrick of Raleigh, and brother, Bill Owen and his wife Peggy of Statesville; sister-in-laws, Pat Bray Owen of Penn Yan, New York and Mary Lou McAdams and her husband Bob Woods of Thomasville; two children, Lynn Lee McAdams of Trinity and Mel Owen McAdams of Welcome; two grandchildren, Logan Sean McAdams and Maya Elizabeth McAdams. A memorial service will held at Memorial United Methodist Church in Thomasville on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 2 PM by the Rev. Peggy A. Finch. Following the service the family will receive friends in the Christian Enrichment Center of the church. Memorials may be directed to Memorial United Methodist Church, PO Box 428, Thomasville, NC 27361 or to Hospice of Davidson County, 202 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292. Thank you to all friends and family who made Elizabeth’s life so exceptional and to everyone including the caregivers at Hinkle Hospice House who helped us through this sad time. Elizabeth’s life can be summed up in two words: no regrets. Online condolences may be made to the McAdams family at

Ethel Augustus
HOLLYWOOD, FLA. — Ethel Augustus died Nov. 9, 2012. There will be a public viewing at Bethel United Methodist Church in Archdale from 12 to 1 p.m. Wednesday. Roberts Funeral Service is handling arrangements.