Obituaries November 24, 2012

Nov. 23, 2012 @ 06:50 PM

Charles Adams, 64
Thomas Dulin
Kaye Everhart, 70
Edith Hethcox, 82
Vernon Ingram, 57
Fred Johnson, 64
David Kenerley, 71
David Lynch, 76
Anthony Martin, 55
Arlene Martin
Duncan McLean Jr., 81
Ruby Myers, 87
Timothy Pless, 51
Thelma Royals, 92
Charlene Scism, 83

Duncan Monroe McLean Jr.
THOMASVILLE —Duncan Monroe McLean, Jr., of Thomasville, passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2012 at Hinkle Hospice Home.  Duncan was born to Duncan Monroe McLean, Sr. and Ethel Smith McLean in McColl, SC on May 11, 1931 and grew up in Addor, NC.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Paul McLean, Albemarle, NC; Fred McLean, McColl, SC; and his sisters Bernice Rockwell, Pinehurst, NC, and Ruth Pape, Aberdeen, NC.
Duncan graduated from Aberdeen High School, Aberdeen, NC and earned his CLU degree at Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania.  He served two years in the US Army as a Corporal and Quartermaster during the Korean War.
Duncan moved to High Point, NC in 1960.  He worked for Southern Life Insurance Company 35 years and then Liberty Life 7 years, earning his CLU degree while working for Southern Life.  After retirement, he worked part-time at the High Point Enterprise for ten years.
Duncan will always be remembered for his kind heart, quick wit and sense of humor, and for being a great Daddy, Pawpaw and “Grandma Daddy”.
Duncan is survived by his wife of 59 years, Doris McNeill McLean, who survives of the home; his children, Dennis McLean and wife, Susan, of Thomasville, Debbie McLean and husband, Geof Shorter of Huntersville, and Donna McLean of the home; grandchildren, Travis, Justin and Matthew McLean, and Duncan and Morgana Shorter; and special nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held on Sunday, November 25, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church with Rev. Greg Dickens and Rev. Justin McLean officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends after the service in the church fellowship hall.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, c/o Nancy Kearns, 2136 Kennedy Farm Road N, Thomasville, NC  27360 or to Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC  27292.
The family thanks Phyllis and the Hospice caregivers who took such good care of all of us, and the ladies of Pleasant Hill UMC for their generosity, prayers and compassion.  Online condolences may be sent to the McLean family at 

Ruby Myers
YADKINVILLE —  Mrs. Ruby Elizabeth Cranfill Myers, 87, of Eaton Place passed away Thursday, November 22, 2012 at her home.  She was born February 14, 1925 in Yadkin County to the late Lloyd and Della Driver Cranfill.  Ruby worked for several years at Blackwelders and was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Yadkinville as long as her health permitted.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, and homemaker to her family.  Ruby enjoyed the years she was able to travel around the United States and to the mountains of North Carolina with her late husband, Jethero Calvin Myers, Sr., and the time she spent with “The Golden Girls” at Eaton Place, where she lived.  In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by her parents, and by two brothers, Thomas Allen “T.A.” Cranfill, and James Lloyd Cranfill.  Surviving are her children, Virginia Ann Shore and husband, Edward, of High Point; David Myers and wife, Judy of Yadkinville; J.C. Myers, Jr., and wife, Cynthia of Trinity; Grandchildren, Glenn Shore, Kevin Shore, and wife, Della, Julie M. Groce and husband, Michael, Bradley Myers, and wife, Barbara, Jason Myers and wife, Tammy, Angela Myers Paschal and husband, Jimmy; great-grandchildren, Kacey Gorman, and husband, Ryan, Lauren, Brittany, Anna, Brandon, Matthew, and Holden Shore, Tate C. Williams, Braeden, Benjamin, Brielynn, and Barrett Myers, Ty Groce, and Ian Myers; sister, Marie Adams, Greensboro; and all her special friends at Eaton Place.  Her funeral service will be held 2:30 PM Sunday, November 25, 2012 at the Gentry Family Chapel in Yadkinville by the Rev. John Brown and Dr. Dallas Prestwood.  The family will receive friends prior to the service on Sunday from 1:00 to 2:30PM at Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville.  Burial will follow in Yadkin Memorial Gardens.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, PO Box 1267, Yadkinville, NC  27055.  The family would like to express their gratitude to Mrs. Myers special caregivers, Maria Garza and Michelle Zamora, her nurse Cindy Bullins, and to Mountain Valley Hospice for all the loving care given to Mrs. Myers.  Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville is serving the Myers family.  Online condolences may be made to  

Vernon Ingram
HIGH POINT — On Tuesday, November 20, 2012, Vernon “Koot” Ingram, 57, of High Point, NC departed this earthly life. He was born on June 30, 1955 in McFarland, NC to the late June Ingram and Lula Wall Ingram. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Betty Rorie and one brother, Frank Wall.
He and his family later moved to High Point, NC, where he attended and graduated from High Point Central High School. After graduation, he attended Fayetteville State University.  Vernon enjoyed playing various sports especially football, softball and bowling. He was a huge fan of the New York Giants.   He was a devoted employee of The City of High Point Parks and Recreation Department until his death. He enjoyed his job especially the people and children that he was involved with on a daily basis. He was a member of Temple Memorial Baptist Church, where he served as an usher. He was also a member of the United Ushers of High Point, NC and also a member of the Dedicated 12.
Left to cherish his memories are his wife of 27 years, Vertie Ingram of the home; one son, Eric (Trilby) Marsh of High Point, NC; one granddaughter, Amaia Marsh of High Point, NC;  two sisters, Daisy Ingram and Addie (Wallace) Douglas,  all of High Point, NC; one brother, Jimmy (Shirley) Ingram of High Point, NC; one brother-in-law, Samuel Roberts and one sister-in-law, Sarah Martin; three uncles, Braziett Ingram of High Point, NC, Robert (Mary) Wall and Joe Wall all of Wadesboro, NC; two aunts, Pearline Miller of High Point, NC and Elizabeth McGee of Harrisburg, PA; one special friend, Lee Ingram of High Point, NC, and a host nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral service will be held on Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Temple Memorial Baptist Church, 1458 Cedrow Dr., High Point, NC. The family will receive friends at the church from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Oakwood Memorial Park, High Point, NC. The family will assemble at Phillips Funeral Service, Inc.,1810 Brockett Ave at 12:15 p.m. to depart for the church.
Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc., High Point, NC.
Online condolences may be sent to the Ingram family at

Charlene W. Scism
LEXINGTON — Charlene Perry Waddell Scism, 83, of Alston Brook Nursing Home died Nov. 22, 2012. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Orlando, Fla. Davidson Funeral Home is serving the Scism Family.

Timothy Pless 
HIGH POINT – On Thanksgiving morning, November 22, 2012, the Lord called the name of our brother Reverend Timothy “Tim” Howard Pless. He was born on February 9, 1961 in Waynesville NC, to his surviving parents, Howard and Joan Pless of Canton, NC.
Tim leaves behind his wife, Donna Pless; 5 sons, Brandon Aker (Nora Cammer), Andrew Pless, Joshua Pless, Jonathan Aker and Sean Michael Pless; his first grandchild, Brody Pless; one sister, Risa; and one brother David.
Tim also leaves behind a special group of friends that were there for him from the day of diagnosis and through all treatments, trials, triumphs and tribulations. These people were our rocks through the storm. Thank you, Alan Oakley, a true brother, Cindy Oakley, Reverend Terry Smith, Amy Wheeler, Johne Albanese and Steve and Beth Resciniti. We thank hundreds of others who supported us over the five years during his battle to beat this disease. Thank you for being family.
Tim was an avid sports player, from little league to securing a full scholarship to play college football at Catawba College. After graduation, Tim coached until he felt the calling into the ministry. An ordained minister, he served as pastor for several churches over the years. Afterwards, he became an Executive Account Representative for Systel Office Automation. He then changed career paths and is best known for his entrepreneurial endeavors, founding and working to make All-A-Flutter Butterfly Farm one of the most popular agri-tourism experiences in the Triad and surrounding communities.
A celebration of Tim’s life will be held on Monday, November 26, 2012 at 7 p.m. at Crosspoint Church of Greensboro, 1806 Merritt Dr., Greensboro. A visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Burial will be held on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery on High Point Rd. in Greensboro.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Tim to Hospice Home of High Point: 1801 Westchester Dr., High Point, NC  27262 or Safe Haven Equine Rescue Center:
Condolences may be left on Tim’s page at

David Kenerley
WINGATE — Mr. David M. Kenerley, (“Cy”) age 71, of Wingate, N.C., passed away Thursday, November 22, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was the son of Paul and Julia Kenerley of Thomasville, N.C. He was a graduate of High Point University and a member of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity.
David is survived by his wife of 50 years, Bonnie O. Kenerley; (three) children and (four) grandchildren, a Brother: Ron Kenerley and a Sister; Judy Yokeley.
The family will receive friends and relatives for visitation Sunday afternoon (November 25, 2012) from 12:00 noon until 1:00 P.M. at the McEwen Funeral Home in Monroe Funeral services for Mr. Kenerley will then begin at 1:00 P.M. in the McEwen Colonial Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Dane Jordan, with burial to follow in the Sharon Memorial Park in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1901 Brunswick Avenue, Suite # 100, Charlotte, North Carolina 28207.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at
McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe, North Carolina is serving the family of Mr. Kenerley.

Thomas A. Dulin Jr.
GREENSBORO — Thomas A. Dulin Jr. died Nov. 22, 2012 at Wesley Long Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel is assisting the family.

Kaye Ward Everhart
LEXINGTON — Lottie Kaye Ward Everhart, 70, died Nov. 23, 2012.  The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Pilgrim Reformed Church, Lexington. 

Fred Johnson
CLIMAX - Fred Timothy Johnson, 64, died Nov. 22, 2012, at Moses Cone Hospital. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society, Inc.

Arlene Martin
THOMASVILLE — Arlene Elizabeth Winslow Martin died Nov. 23, 2012.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at East End Baptist Church, Lexington.

Charles Adams
LEXINGTON — Charles “Joe” Edward Adams,64, died Nov. 22 at Hinkle Hospice House.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Near Calvary Freewill Baptist Church

Edith Hethcox
JAMESTOWN — Edith Whitaker Hethcox, age 82, made her transition to her heavenly home on Thursday night at Shannon Gray in Jamestown. She gave us all a blessed Thanksgiving Day. She was born on March 15, 1930 in Yadkin County to Sidney and Rebecca Vestal Whitaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward L. Hethcox. They previously resided in the Arcadia area. She was also preceded in death by her young son David Russell Thompson and eight siblings. She is survived by her daughter Ann T. Everidge of Arcadia, her sister, Dot Overman and husband Raymond of High Point, three grandchildren, Amy Lane and husband Billy of Greensboro, Andy Alcon and his late wife Bridgett of Concord and David Corbett Everidge and his wife Liz of Stokesdale, six great-grandchildren, Katie and Casey Lane, Russell, Carly, Cole and Makensie Alcon, and several nieces and nephews. Edith was known as Edie or Nanny by the numerous children she lovingly cared for during her lifetime. She touched the lives of so many families as a devoted Christian caretaker. She taught her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and every other baby and child she knew about Jesus and unconditional love. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, November 26, 2012 at Davidson Funeral Home, Hickory Tree Chapel with Rev. Joe McWethy presiding. Burial will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm on Sunday, November 25, 2012 at Davidson Funeral Home, Hickory Tree Chapel.
Davidson Funeral Home, Hickory Tree Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at

Anthony Martin
LEXINGTON — Anthony Martin, 55, died Nov. 22, 2012, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. A funeral service will be held 3 P.M. Monday in the Chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.  Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Richard Lynch
WINSTON-SALEM - Richard Lynch, 76, died Nov. 17, 2012.  Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society, Inc.

Thelma Royals 
ARCHDALE — Mrs. Thelma  Royals, 92, of Archdale passed away on November 17, 2019.  She was a devoted wife, loving mother and adoring grandmother.  She always had a smile and a contagious joy which was a treasure for family and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband Henry C. Royals, Jr., parents Melvin and Martha Brown, two sisters, Ruby Brown and Dot Flanary, and grandson Michael Carter.  Surviving are two sons, Edward Carter and wife Juanita of Tampa, Fla. And Gary Royals and wife Debbie of Charlotte, three grandchildren, Debbie Carter Byers of Dallas, Texas, Joshua Royals of Tampa, Fla. And Stephanie  Royals  Wentzell  of  Huntersville, and four great grandchildren.
A Service of Celebration of life will be held Sunday, Nov. 28, 2012 At 3:00 p.m. at Hopewell United Methodist Church in Trinity N.C. with Rev. Ken Spencer and Rev. Toni Ruth Spencer Smith officiating.  Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to Hopewell United Methodist Church, 4512 Hopewell Church Road, Trinity, N.C. 27370.  Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.