OBITUARIES 11-28-2012

Nov. 27, 2012 @ 10:04 PM

Paul Riley Wright
THOMASVILLE – Mr. Paul Riley Wright, 77, a resident of Shell Road, died Monday, November 26, 2012 at his home.  He was born on January 14, 1935 in Forsyth County, NC to James Waldo Wright and Delia Mildred Alley Wright.  He retired after 36 years of service from AT&T, formerly Western-Electric and after retirement worked for The Presbyterian Home in High Point and retired after 10 years of service.  He was a former volunteer with Pilot Fire Department where he served as Fire Chief and member of the Board of Directors.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Louya.
On July 17, 1954, he married Doris Woods, who survives of the home; also surviving is his son, Tim Wright and wife Heidi of Southmont; daughter, Vonda Caldwell and husband Doug of Lexington; sister, Nancy Disher and husband Jimmy of Thomasville; and three grandchildren, Jonathan Wright, Rebecca Feeney, and Airman 1st Class, Michael Feeney, USAF.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 3:00 PM at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville with Rev. Douglas T. Caldwell officiating.  Inurnment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 2-3 at the funeral home and at other times at the home.  On-line condolences may be sent to

Nancy Iretta Borland Smith
TRINITY-Nancy Iretta Borland Smith, 71, of Trinity, died Monday, November 26, 2012 at Triad Care and Rehabilitation Center.
Mrs. Smith was born on March 25, 1941 in High Point a daughter of the late Ira A. and Louise (Brewer) Borland. She retired from High Point Regional Hospital in 2000.
Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Ray Smith and son, Timothy Frank Smith. She is survived by five children, Michael Ray Smith of her home, Vickie Jarman of Lexington, Donna Passmore of Oklahoma, Donald Andrew Stewart and wife, Tania of Asheboro, and Susan Ivey and husband, Mark of Trinity; a special granddaughter, Laura Williams of Maine; grandchildren, Chris, Nicolas, Doug, Blake, John, Lindsey, Nancy, Geni, Ryan, Taylor, Holden, and Chase; great grandchildren, Josh, Aaron, Brianna, Seth, Peyton, Evan, Megan, Makenzi, and Adam.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 30, 2012 at the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, 206 Trindale Road, Archdale with the Chaplin Jeanette Robertson officiating. Interment will follow in Floral Garden Memorial Park. The family will receive friends, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262.
Online condolences may be left on Mrs. Smith’s memorial page at
Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.

Ernest Patrick “Pat” McDaniel (W/PHOTO)
HIGH POINT – Mr. Ernest Patrick “Pat” McDaniel, 84, passed away Sunday, November 25, 2012 in Washington, NC.
Mr. McDaniel was born in Pitt County, November 29, 1927, a son of Ernest L. McDaniel and Annie Brown McDaniel.  He was a graduate of Wake Forest University and an Army veteran of W.W. II.  Pat was a sales representative in the textile industry for many years.  He was a self-made man who enjoyed golf, hunting, fishing and was an avid fan of the WFU Demon Deacons. Pat gave time as a Head Coach of the biddy basketball league at the YMCA and held the championship record for 10 years consecutively.  He was respected and liked by the boys who played for him.  He also regularly worked at the Christmas tree lot to raise money for the Y.  Pat was a member of First United Methodist Church and he was preceded in death by his wife, Julia Spence McDaniel and three sisters, Mary Frances Chauncey, Virginia Yonkee and Lorraine Pugh.
Surviving are two daughters, Maria McDaniel of New York, NY and Fran McDaniel of Germantown; a son, Rick McDaniel and wife Karen of High Point; two grandchildren, Mariah Burris and Patrick Duggins, both of Germanton; and several nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Pat’s Life will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church Chapel by the Rev. Dr. Chris Fitzgerald and the Rev. Fran Moran.  Burial will follow in Floral Garden Memorial Park Cemetery.  Davis Funerals and Cremations is serving the family.  Memorials may be directed to the Y.M.C.A., 150 W. Hartley Dr., High Point, NC 27265.  Online condolences may be made at

Eugene R. Clark
ASHEBORO – Mr. Eugene Reitzel Clark, 82, of Asheboro, NC, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2012.
A funeral service is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel.
The family will receive friends from noon - 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at Ridge Funeral Home.
Arrangements by Ridge Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

Martha Farlow Hodgin (W/PHOTO)
GREENSBORO – Mrs. Martha Farlow Hodgin, 92, of Greensboro, died Monday, November 26, 2012 at Randolph Hospice Home in Asheboro.
Martha was born, June 28, 1920 in Randolph County, a daughter to the late Joseph Walter Farlow and Edna Farlow Farlow. On November 20, 1942 she married the love of her life, Willard L. Hodgin, who preceded her in death in 2002.  In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by four brothers, Raymond, Stanley, James and Roy Farlow and three sisters, Margaret F. Davis, Verda Farlow and Clarece Farlow.  She was a member of Centre Friends Meeting.  Martha was a loving a dedicated mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend.  She will be dearly missed by all that knew her.
She is survived by one daughter, Sue Lewis of Randleman; one granddaughter, Julie Stubblefield and her husband, Glenn of Randleman; one grandson, Jeffery David Hatchel of Randleman; one brother, Joseph Farlow of Trinity; two great granddaughters, Chloe Stubblefield and Trinity Hatchel and one great grandson, Jesse Hatchel.
A funeral service will be held 2PM, Friday, November 30th at Centre Friends Meeting with Pastor Rusty Parsons and Pastor Terry Venable officiating.  Burial will follow at the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends Thursday, from 5:30 until 7:30 PM, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Centre Friends Meeting, PO Box 632, Randleman, NC 27317 or to Hospice House of the Randolph County, PO Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204.
Online condolences may be made at  Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.

Nathaniel Flowers
HIGH POINT – Mr. Nathaniel Flowers, 70, died on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 at High Point Regional Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time at Phillips Funeral Service, Inc., High Point, N.C.

Hubert Hiatt Myers
HIGH POINT – Mr. Hubert Hiatt Myers, 93, passed away on November 26, 2012 at Thomasville Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Ada (Turner) Myers who passed away in 2011. Mr and Mrs. Myers were married on January 3, 1942 and shared a life together for 69 years.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point. A visitation will be from 12-1 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will be held in Floral Garden Memorial Park Cemetery.
A resident of the area for most of his life, Mr. Myers was born on August 23, 1919 in Guilford County. He was a son of the late W. Lee and Mary E. (Williams) Myers. He worked most of his life as an upholsterer in the furniture industry, most recently employed with William Allen, Inc. until his retirement in 1977. Mr. Myers was a member of Community Evangelical Methodist Church in Thomasville and proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during WWII.
Mr. Myers enjoyed fishing and gardening in his spare time and played golf earlier in his life. He enjoyed going for walks, especially ones accompanied by his family dog. Most of all, Mr. Myers enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Mr. Myers is survived by one daughter, Patricia “Patsy” (Myers) Duncan and husband Kenneth of High Point; one son, Donald Gray Myers and wife Nancy of Trinity; one brother, Joseph S. Myers of Lexington; one granddaughter, Donna (Myers) Sutton and husband Michael of Gibsonville; one great-grandson, Steven Sutton of Gibsonville; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Myers was preceded in death by four sisters, one brother, and one grandson, Michael “Scott” Duncan who passed away in 1991.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimer Association of America, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601-7633 or Community EMC: 1275 Joe Moore Rd., Thomasville, NC 27360.
Condolences may be left on Mr. Myers’ page at
Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.

Virgie Culler “Granny” Clapp (W/PHOTO)
Virgie Culler “Granny” Clapp was born August 19, 1924 in King, NC to Claude and Lillie Culler.  She died on Sunday November 25, 2012 in Marion, NC.  Virgie was a devoted wife of 55 years to our father,Reverend E. W. Clapp.  She cared for our father the last five years of his life.  She was an avid seamstress and worked in the clothing and furniture industry most of her life.  She was an accomplished musician and singer who had a very gifted ministry.  She was a partner in ministry with our father in each church he pastored.  Virgie had a special gift of friendship.  Her life was devoted to caring for others, no matter what their need was.  She was a Sunday School teacher and prayer warrior.  Mom consistently shared her faith with others.  She was so concerned about others and she was always willing to help others in any way possible.  Virgie was committed to missions and she supported not only the local missions ministry of her church, but she gave sacrificially to world missions.  She taught our family the gifts of family and laughter.  The greatest gift she gave our family was a deep and abiding faith in Jesus Christ.  It is fitting that both our father and mother went home to be with the Lord on Sundays-days we were taught to set aside for worship.
The family will receive friends Wednesday evening at South Elm Street Baptist Church in Greensboro, NC, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.  There will be a celebration of life and memorial service at the church,   11:00 am Thursday with the Reverend Dr. Lawrence Clapp and the Reverend Joel McDaniel officiating.  Interment will follow in Guilford Memorial Park.  A memorial service will be held at 4:00 pm Friday at Glenwood Baptist Church in Marion, NC with visitation to follow until 6:00 pm.
She was preceded in death by her husband Reverend E. W. Clapp.  Mrs. Clapp is survived by three children, Harold Clapp and wife Pat of Trinity, NC Jo Ann Parker and husband David of Marion, NC and Dr. Lawrence Clapp and wife Jenny of Greensboro.  She had four grandchildren, Chris, Ginger, Laurel and Olivia and three great grandchildren. Quinton, Keaton and Addison.
In lieu of flowers please make contributions to Hospice of Rutherford County, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC  28043 or the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering through Glenwood Baptist Church, PO Box 218, Glenwood, NC  28737.  Online condolences may be made on Mrs. Clapp’s memorial page at  Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.

Ryan Pates Noe
GREENSBORO – Ryan Pates Noe, 34, passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2012 after a sudden illness.
A 6:00 p.m. funeral service will be held Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at Forbis and Dick North Elm Street Chapel.  The family will receive friends afterwards at the funeral home.  Interment will be at Guilford Memorial Park on Thursday, November 29 at 11:00 a.m.
Ryan was born in Morristown, TN on September 7, 1978 to Greg and Teresa Noe.  He was employed with Home Meridian as their Marketing and Sales Manager.  He enjoyed spending time in the outdoors.  Most importantly, he loved his friends and family. 
Ryan was preceded in death by his mother, Teresa. 
He is survived by his father, Greg Noe (wife Jessica).  Also surviving is a brother, Jordan Noe (wife Lisa), as well as a sister, Megan Noe.  Other survivors include grandparents Robert and Dorcas Noe, Uncle Ritchie Noe (wife Donna) and cousins Adam and Matthew Noe, all of Morristown, TN.  Additionally, Ryan is survived by grandparents Eugene and
Alfreda Huff and Uncle Randy Huff, all of Newport, TN. 
Online condolences may be sent to

Franklin Mason
LEXINGTON – Franklin Mason, 79, of Hawthorne Lane, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Hinkle Hospice House.
A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. in the Glenwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Mooresville. The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

William Ritch
GREENSBORO - William Clyde Ritch, 80, died at his home.
Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society, Inc.

Alta Morton
ASHEBORO – Mrs. Alta P. Morton, 96, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 at the Woodland Hills.
Graveside service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements by Davis Funerals and Cremations.