Obituaries July 28, 2013

Jul. 27, 2013 @ 06:07 PM

Charlotte Brucke
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Charlotte Farabee Brucke, 92, of John A. Hall Road, passed away early Saturday morning July 27, 2013 at High Point Regional Hospital.
Born in Davidson County on May 22, 1921 to Theodore S. and Emma Wyre Farabee, she had made this area her home for her entire life. She was a charter member of Shady Grove United Methodist Church where she was active in the United Methodist Women, was the church historian, and was a member of the Lena Johnson Sunday School Class. She was also involved in Meals on Wheels and was volunteer of the month.  She was preceded in death by six sisters and two brothers. On June 21, 1942 she married Alvin F. Brucke, Sr. who also preceded her in death on December 6, 2012.
Surviving are her sons Fred Brucke and wife Jean of High Point, Tom Brucke and wife Myra of Winston-Salem, and Craig Brucke of the home; grandchildren, Renee’Green, Jennifer Broos and husband Brad, Mallory Brucke, Jeff and Rusty Grove, great grandchildren, Aimee Callicutt, Marley and Lucy Broos.
Funeral services will be on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Shady Grove United Methodist Church with Pastor Joe Westfall and Rev. Leigh Bartoli officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home in Wallburg, and will be at the home of a son, Fred Brucke, 1674 Mock Road, High Point, NC at other times. The family suggests that memorials be made to Shady Grove United Methodist Church Building Fund , 167 Shady Grove Church Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27107 in Mrs. Brucke’s memory. Online condolences may be made at www.jcgreenandsons.com

Lola Josephine “Jo” Simmons Carter
HIGH POINT — Lola Josephine Simmons Carter, our beautiful mother, passed away on Friday, July 26, 2013 at Hospice Home at High Point. 
She was born on Nov. 19, 1927, in Randolph County to John Pete Simmons (a farmer) and Ada Cain Simmons (a homemaker).
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard (Dick) Furman Carter.  She was also preceded in death by her sister, Shirley Simmons Allred; brothers, Boyd Simmons, Melvin Lee Simmons, Robert Simmons, Jerry Simmons; Roland Simmons and Vernice Simmons.
Surviving are son, Richard (Rick) Thomas Carter of the home, and daughter, Kathy Carter Williford and her husband, Vann; grandson Jay Williford and his wife Susanne; and two great grandchildren, Lucas Williford and Addison Williford.  Also surviving are one sister, Mathie Simmons Hall, of Asheboro and one brother, John D. Simmons (and wife Sarah), of Gastonia.
Jo moved to High Point in 1946 and entered Bryce Business College.  She was also a model for the local women’s retail clothing stores (Gill’s and Tobias) and was in a few beauty pageants.
On a double date one night in 1948 she met Richard “Dick” Furman Carter.  He thought her to be so beautiful.  After a brief courtship, they married in York, South Carolina, on Oct. 17, 1948.  They remained married for 48 years until his death.
Jo worked for North State Telephone Company for a couple of years, and then found her employment home in 1954 with the City of High Point as the “Voice of the City of High Point”.  She was the switchboard operator for the City of High Point for 36 years!
Jo was a member of Oak Hill Friends Meeting, where she was Assistant Sunday School Teacher to Iris Riley from the mid-50s to the mid 60s.  Until her health began to fail, Jo served on the Anniversary Committee and enjoyed participating in Unity Club trips.  Jo was also a member of the American Business Women’s Association and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 319.
Jo was an excellent caregiver and cook.  She took care of our dad through all of his health challenges, and in December, 1995 when dad was diagnosed with lung cancer, she took excellent and loving care of him for 13 months in their home.  There were many times that he would proclaim about his wonderful wife  – “I picked a good one, didn’t I?”  All who knew her would agree!
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 in Oak Hill Friends Meeting House with Pastor John Sides officiating.  Burial will follow at Floral Garden Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6 p.m.–8 p.m. on Monday, July 29, 2013 at Cumby Family Funeral Service, 1015 Eastchester Drive, High Point, NC.
If you desire, memorials may be sent to Oak Hill Friends Meeting, 2001 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC  27262; or Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC  27262.  Online condolences may be made on Mrs. Carter’s memorial page at www.cumbyfuneral.com   Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.

Harry Crawford
HIGH POINT — Harry Crawford, 81, died July 25, 2013, at High Point Regional Hospital.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at People’s Funeral Chapel. Final Arrangements entrusted to People’s Funeral & Cremation Service.

Hazel Gilbreth
HIGH POINT — Hazel Jones Gilbreth, of High Point, passed away on July 26, 2013 at Hospice Home at High Point. 
A resident of this area all of her life, Hazel was born on February 1, 1931 in High Point to the late Clayton and Sadie Johnson Jones. Hazel was much loved and revered by her friends and family.  Hazel was a graduate of Allen Jay High School and King’s Business College in Greensboro.
Hazel served the Guilford County School System for most of her career, which was spent at Allen Jay Middle School and Lucy C. Ragsdale High School as school treasurer.   She was also a long-time member of Fairfield United Methodist Church in High Point.
Hazel was a dedicated care-giver and spent her life serving her community and her family.  Hazel was a selfless individual who spent much of her time helping others.  Many individuals’ lives have been touched by Hazel’s love and commitment to them.
She leaves behind a beloved son, Steve Gilbreth and his wife Susan of Greensboro and daughter, Joan Mabes Cameron and her husband John of Eden; six grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. 
A funeral service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday July 30th in the chapel of Sechrest Funeral Service, 1301 E. Lexington Ave., High Point with Rev. Jill Auman officiating.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the Sechrest Parlor.  A private family graveside service will be held Wednesday in the Fairfield United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Hazel’s memory may be directed to Fairfield United Methodist Church, 1505 NC Hwy 62 West, High Point, NC 27263. Online condolences may be made on Hazel’s memorial page at www.SechrestFunerals.com.  Arrangements by Sechrest Funeral Service, High Point. 

Julius Dawkins
HIGH POINT — Funeral services for Elder Julius Herman Dawkins will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at First Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Arrangements entrusted to Gilmore Funeral Home.

Charles Hinshaw
ASHEBORO - Charles Hinshaw, 57, died July 27, 2013.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time.  Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Sheila Joyal
MEBANE - Sheila Ann Joyal, 63, died July 27, 2013.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time.  Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Daniel Kuoni
GREENSBORO - Daniel Kuoni, 63, died July 27, 2013.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time.  Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Virginia Huntley
HIGH POINT — Virginia Huntley, 83, of High Point died July 27, 2013, at Hospice Home of High Point.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and entrusted to People’s Funeral & Cremation Service Inc.

Col. William P. Lehman
Aug. 31, 1919 – July 6, 2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Col. Bill Lehman passed away peacefully on July 6, 2013, at the assisted living facility he called home in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was born in Belleville, N.J. on Aug. 31, 1919, to William F. and Francis May Lehman. Bill spent most of the early years of his life living in High Point, N.C.  Bill’s brothers Bobby and Harmon also grew up in High Point. Bill graduated from High Point High School in 1938. The years in High Point with his friends and family were often recounted by Bill throughout his life. Whether thumbing to the Carolina beaches in the summer with Bobby or hanging around his close friends Bill Jarrett, Charlie Harville or Donald Weary, those early years in High Point were recounted often throughout his life. After Bill graduated from high school he worked around High Point in various jobs. He enlisted after the start of World War II and served in the Army Air Corp until his discharge in 1945. He worked a short time for Bell Labs until the start of the Korean War, when he was recalled and joined the Air Force. He remained in the USAF until his retirement in May of 1977. Bill and his family were stationed in Germany, Iowa, Massachusetts and Colorado Springs. Of all of his assignments his favorite was Colorado Springs, where he and his family moved in 1963. Sandwiched between two tours with Air Defense Command/NORAD, he had three tours in Vietnam and a tour at the Pentagon.  When his final tour in Colorado Springs came to an end, he decided to retire in 1977. He enjoyed his retirement immensely. He briefly worked in real estate but realized it conflicted with his joy for golf, travel and his beloved Air Force Falcons. The most enjoyable moments of his retirement were the road trips he took with his brother Harmon. With their peanut butter and pimento cheese sandwiches, they headed in any direction they could point the SUV. Those were road trips dad talked of to all who were within earshot. Bill was longtime members of the First Lutheran Church in Colorado Springs, were he made many lifelong friends. Bill remained active with friends and family into his early 90s, at which time he moved to an assisted living home in Colorado Springs, where he made many new friends. The greatest enjoyment late in Bill’s life was his granddaughter Emma. She was born when Bill was in his early 80s, and the two were best of friends. She filled his apartment at the assisted living home with her drawings and pictures. Bill was proceeded in death by his father William F.; his mother Francis May and step-mother Jesse; his brother Bobby and his wife Shirley. He is survived by his sons William R. “Dallas”; Robert H. and his wife Lauri and daughter Emma (Colorado Springs) and his former wife Gerre Lehman (Dallas).  Funeral services will be held at a future date in High Point, N.C.  Those who wish to remember Bill can do so by donating to The First Lutheran Church at 1515 N Cascade in Colorado Springs 80907 or the USAFA Athletic Association.

Farrell Little
HIGH POINT — Farrell Little, 27, died July 20, 2013, at High Point Regional Hospital.
A funeral service was held Saturday at Friendship Baptist Church, 11 Perry St., Trenton NJ. Local arrangements entrusted to People’s Funeral & Cremation Service.

Howard Pullum
TRINITY — Howard Harrison Pullum, 75, a resident of Trinity, died July 26, 2013.
A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Hughes Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Faith Scism
ARCHDALE — Faith Routh Scism died July 27, 2013, at her home. 
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.

Rena Smith
THOMASVILLE — Rena B. Smith, 87, died July 27, 2013, at Henry Etta & Bruce Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington. 
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Sechrest Funeral Service in High Point.

Dorothy Veach
THOMASVILLE — Mrs. Dorothy Jean Shore Veach, 92, a resident of Pine Ridge Health & Rehabilitation, and formerly of Salem Street, died Friday, July 26, 2013 at the nursing home.
She was born in Davidson County, July 19, 1921, a daughter of Walter Shore and Eugenie Miller Shore and was a resident of Davidson County most of her life. She was a member of Pine Woods United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Endeavors Sunday School Class. She had retired from North State Telephone Company. She was an avid seamstress and along with her husband enjoyed camping and traveling. She was a family oriented person and dearly loved her “three girls”, her son-in-laws, her grandchildren, and her great-grandson.
She was married to Frank Veach who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by sisters, Kathleen Floyd, Mary Blair, Ruth Shore, and Clara Shore, and by brothers, Harold Shore, Henry Shore, Tom Shore, Paul Shore, and Miller Shore. Surviving are three daughters, Toni Carriker and her husband Ken of Concord, Gloria Myers and her husband Kelley of Thomasville, and Debbie Hooks and her husband Gary of New Smyrna Beach, FL; five grandchildren, Stephanie Peters and her husband Craig, Christopher Hooks, Leslie Carriker, Jonathan Carriker, and Zachary Hooks. Also surviving is a great-grandson, Nathan Michael Peters.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 4 p.m. at Pine Woods United Methodist Church by the Rev. Mike Burris, the Rev. Stephen Blair, and the Rev. Mark Blair. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will remain at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville until the hour of service. The family will be at the funeral home Sunday from 6 until 8 p.m. Memorials may be directed to Pine Woods United Methodist Church, 199 Pine Woods Church Road, Thomasville, NC 27360 or to Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292. Online condolences may be made to the Veach family at www.jcgreenandsons.com

Nancy Valego
HIGH POINT — Nancy (May) Kelley Valego, 76, died July 27, 2013, at her residence. 
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Sechrest Funeral Service in  High Point.