Obituaries July 29, 2013
Billie Welch Callahan
HIGH POINT — Billie Welch Callahan left this life peacefully on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Taylor Village Pennybyrn, and went to live with Jesus her Savior and Heavenly Father in His mansion. She lived a life full of faith, family, and service.
A native of High Point, Billie was born to Stella and Patrick Welch on March 9, 1926. She was educated in High Point Schools and attended High Point University. On August 4, 1946, she was married to Gilbert Sherwood Callahan who survives. In addition to her dedicated husband, Gib, are family members who are saddened by her passing, but celebrate her home going: A son, Michael Gilbert Callahan (Mike) and wife Sally, a daughter, Patricia Callahan Wheeler (Pat) and husband Bill, all of High Point. Grandchildren include: Erin Callahan of Raleigh, Emily Callahan Sutherland and husband Jacob, also of Raleigh, William Samuel Fagg, IV (Sam) and wife Meg of Santa Cruz, California, and Patricia Callahan Sharon (Callie) and husband, Jake, of Austin, Texas. Emily and Jacob gifted Billie with two great grandsons: Everett and Will.
Billie was a self-taught homemaker, gardener and floral designer, gifted seamstress and an award-winning artist who excelled in creating beauty for everyone she knew. She was an active member of Emerywood Baptist Church where she joyfully served in many capacities. Her most recent accomplishment for the Church was the compilation and writing of, “The History of Emerywood Baptist Church, May 20, 1956-May 20, 2006.” She oversaw the celebration for its 50 year anniversary. She was a loyal member of the Adult IV Sunday School Class, founded and Chaired the Bereavement Committee, Chaired the Wedding Committee and decorated the Church for every holiday.
Billie volunteered in the schools of High Point as her children and grandchildren attended them. She also volunteered for The Red Cross and Mobile Meals for many years.
A Memorial Service and Celebration of her life will be held for Billie at her beloved Emerywood Baptist Church at 1300 Country Club Drive at 11:00 AM on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. The Reverends Dr. Bob Ferguson and Dr. Hal Warlick will lead the service. A reception will be held immediately after the service in the Fellowship Hall where the family will receive all.
The family wishes to thank Billie’s special caregivers she grew to love and whom we admire greatly: Bonnie Wolfe, Chiquita Wilson, Tanara Little, Gabriella Ford, Grace Amaya-Ndamakong, Linda Inman, Latonya Yarber, Agnes Dada, Farrah Majors, and Jackie Davis. We will always remember each of you for the beautiful and tender way you cared for Billie. We also thank Dr. Lirim Tonuzi for his compassionate medical care.
Billie wished for those wanting to express a tangible memorial to direct it to Emerywood Baptist Church (at the above address), The Epilepsy Medication Fund, 1920 West First Street, Suite 5541-A, Winston Salem, NC 27104, or to the charity of one’s choice.
Please offer condolences with the family at www.sechrestfunerals.com.
Robert “Pete” Thurman Fox
HIGH POINT — Robert (Pete) Thurman Fox, age 90, former resident of High Point, passed away peacefully at Forsyth Hospital in Winston Salem on July 27, 2013.
Thurman was born April 4, 1923 in High Point to the late Robert and Grace Murphy Fox. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his stepfather, Robert Morris Kelly and two sisters, Lois Holger and Mary Koustrup, and a sister-in-law, Frances Berridge. He is survived by his devoted wife of 67 years, Juanita T Fox, his daughter Beverly, and son-in-law Edward Magness of Winston Salem. He is also survived by several nieces and a nephew.
Thurman was educated in the High Point local schools and served in the U.S. Army during World War II where he achieved the rank of Master Sergeant. He began his 40 year career with BF Goodrich as a the manager of the High Point store and later worked in Charlotte as a supervisor for the Charlotte zone before moving to Atlanta in 1971 to become district manager. While living in High Point he was a member of Christ’s Community Church (First Reformed) where he served as chairman of the Finance Committee. He was also a member of the High Point Lion’s Club where he was a former chairman of the Broom sales and a former Grand Marshall of the High Point Merchants Christmas Parade.
When his health began to fail he and his wife moved from Atlanta to Winston Salem to be closer to his daughter and son-in-law. Thurman loved his family, Golf, the Atlanta Braves, and he will be sorely missed.
A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Sechrest Funeral Service in High Point by Reverend Bill Hare and Dr. James Summey. The family will receive friends at the funeral home beginning at 10:30 a.m. prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ’s Community Church , 901 English Road, High Point, NC 27262 or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Please offer condolences with the family at www.sechrestfunerals.com.
Terry Grey Hines
WINSTON-SALEM — Terry Grey Hines, of Winston-Salem, 58, faithful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, whose first love was the Lord Jesus Christ, passed away peacefully in his home Sunday morning, July 28, 2013.
He was born in Lexington, NC on September 11, 1954, son of the late Horace and Thelma Hines. Terry graduated from North Davidson High School in 1972. Terry and his wife, Ellen Minter Hines, recently celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary.
Terry’s love for his Savior poured out of him with every breath. He lived life to the fullest, serving faithfully in his church, his family, his career and in his community.
His faith and hope stayed true and genuine through his 13-month battle with cancer. An inspiration and encouragement to all with whom he came into contact, Terry looked expectantly for his healing and received the promise of his faith.
He found joy in working for the Lord through Gideon’s International, distributing Bibles to many, speaking in local churches and sharing his testimony.
Terry was employed at Tom’s 4 Wheel Drive in Lexington since 1992. He was a member of Faith Missionary Alliance church, where he served on the Deacon board. As one who always had a song in his heart, he loved lifting his voice in the church choir as well.
In addition to his wife, he was survived by a daughter, Natalie Hines Grant, and husband Landon, of Winston-Salem; a son, Barrett Grey Hines, and wife Allison, of Raleigh; grandchildren Brody Maners, Aubrey Maners and Caleb Grant; sisters Jean Little, and husband John, of Lexington; Brenda Taylor, and husband Dennis, of Lexington; Beverly Leonard, of Lexington; many brother- and sister-in –laws, along with several nieces and nephews
Visitation will be Tuesday, July 30 from 6– 8 p.m. at Faith Missionary Alliance church. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, July 31 at 3 p.m. at Faith Missionary Alliance church.
The service will be conducted by Pastors Mike Gates and Wade Childers. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Faith Missionary Alliance church, 1078 Gumtree Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27107, or to Gideon’s International. J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home in Wallburg is assisting the Hines Family.Online condolences may be submitted to www.jcgreenandsons.com
THOMASVILLE — Mrs. Sherry Lynn Noah Kindley, 57, a resident of 7352 Hughes Grove Church Road, died Saturday, July 27, 2013 at the home of her daughter.
She was born in Davidson County, May 17, 1956 a daughter of Samuel Lee Noah and Ethel Irene Miller Noah and was a lifelong resident of this area. She was a member of Hughes Grove Baptist Church and had retired from Ace’s Sanding Company.
On Feb. 3, 1976, she was married to Kenneth Ray Kindley who survives of the home. Also surviving are a daughter, Belinda Rife of Thomasville; two grandchildren, Rebekah Wagner and Joshua Mitchell; a great-granddaughter, Lena Wagner; two sisters, Judy Cabe and Brenda Fennell, both of Thomasville; two brothers, Richard Noah and his wife Remona of Thomasville and Gary Noah and his wife Alice of Biscoe.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a grandson, Thomas Lee Rife, and by brothers, Rayford Noah and Randy Noah.
A graveside service will be conducted Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Hughes Grove Baptist Church Cemetery by the Rev. Dr. John Hill. The body will remain at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home until the hour of service.
The family will be at the funeral home Monday from 6 until 8 p.m. and other times at the home of the daughter, Belinda Rife, 1968 Noahtown Road, Thomasville. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292. Online condolences may be made to the Kindley family at www.jcgreenandsons.com
GREENSBORO — Don Paul, 83, died July 27, 2013.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.
ASHEBORO — Michael Robinson, 46, died July 28, 2013.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.
Faith Routh Scism
ARCHDALE — Faith Routh Scism, 75 of Archdale died Saturday at her home.
Born April 10, 1938 in Randolph County she is a daughter of the late Kernie Routh and Bertie Hill Routh. She is a graduate of Allen Jay High School and attended Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Donald Scism on Aug. 13, 2004, and a sister Christine R. Jordan and a brother Gene Routh.
Mrs. Scism is survived by one son David K. Scism and wife Ronda of Thomasville and a grandson Phillip Keith Scism of Thomasville. She is also survived by her siblings Anne Harrell, Carl E. Routh, Shirley R. Holder, Curtis Routh and wife Jean and Sue R. Stroud and two sisters-in-law Linda Sink and Becky Kearns and a brother-in-law A.B. Jordan.
Funeral services for Mrs. Scism will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Following the interment the family will greet friends in the church.
Online condolences may be made on Mrs. Scism’s memorial page at www.cumbyfuneral.com Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.
THOMASVILLE — Mr. David Turner, 79, a resident of Thomasville, died Friday afternoon, July 26, 2013.
He was born Aug. 26, 1933, in Spartanburg S.C., a son of the late Oren Lloyd Turner and Willie Mae Hoyt Turner. He was a retired manager at Thomasville Furniture Industries where he spent over 50 years as a dedicated employee. He loved Thomasville High School football games. Over the past 50 years he attended every game that he was able.
As well as being a huge Bulldog supporter, he also had a passion for golf, whether he was actually playing or watching the sport. He was a long time member of Colonial Country Club. David stayed active and had so many interests, but his grandchildren always came first and meant the world to him. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, O.L. Turner Jr., and Andy Turner.
On June 27, 1953, he was married to his wife of 60 years, Glenda Rumple Turner, who survives of the home. Also surviving are daughters, Debbie Turner Greer and husband David of Lenoir and Cindy Turner McLain and husband Bill of Thomasville; a son, David Turner Jr. and wife Angie also of Thomasville. He leaves behind his beloved grandchildren; Jason Watson and friend Debra of Lincolnton, Megan McLain Croke and husband Ben of Winston-Salem, Chelsea Turner and Trent Turner, both of Thomasville. David is also survived by two sisters; Lib Cloniger of Thomasville and Barbara Page and husband Bucky of Savannah, GA.
A Graveside Service will be held Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at noon at Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Thomasville with the Rev. Peggy Finch officiating. The family will receive friends at J C Green and Sons funeral home on Tuesday from 10-11:45 a.m. prior to the service and at other times at the home.
The family request any memorial contributions be directed to the Fairgrove Family Resource Center, 159 Myrtle Dr., Thomasville, NC 27360 or to Memorial United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 428, Thomasville, NC 27361. Online condolences may be sent to the Turner family at www.jcgreenandsons.com.