Obituaries Oct. 15, 2013

Oct. 14, 2013 @ 05:22 PM

Martha Yow
SEAGROVE — Martha Ann Merriman Yow, 63, of Seagrove, NC, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Flag Springs United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Ridge Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

Lisa Mize
LEXINGTON — Lisa Everhart Mize, of Michael Drive, 52, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at her home. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. on Wednesday at Ebeneezer United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

Garland Harvell
HIGH POINT — Mr. Garland Homer Harvell, 86, resident of 317 Sinclair St. died Sunday morning at the Hospice Home of High Point.
Mr. Harvell was born Dec. 6, 1926 in Guilford County a son of Manson and Elma Redrick Harvell. He had been a resident of High Point all of his life and was retired from Carson’s Inc. Mr. Harvell attended Hope Chapel Baptist Church. He was married to Rachel Shaffer who preceded him in death in 1986.
Surviving are 2 sons; Larry and Rick Harvell both of High Point; 1 daughter; Carolyn Kindley and husband Keith of Denton; 2 Brothers; Robert and Wesley Harvell both of Archdale; 3 grandchildren; Sherry Lomax, Melissa Kindley and Michelle Sexton; 7 Great Grandchildren; Dante, Kira, and Darwin Kindley; Kolby and Kaitlyn Lomax, and Bella and Thomas Sexton.
Funeral Services will be conducted Wednesday at 11:00a.m. from the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point by the Rev. Joe Bare. Interment will follow in the Floral Garden Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 until 8p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Dr. High Point, N.C.27262.
Online condolences may be sent to

Mozie Baldwin
HIGH POINT — Mozie Wilks Baldwin, 88, died on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at The GrayBrier Nursing and Retirement Center. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Johnson and Sons High Point is assisting the family.

Anna Lou Crisp Evans
LEXINGTON — Anna Lou Crisp Evans, 81, of 739 2nd Rainbow Street, died at her residence on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at 2 p.m. in J. C. Green and Sons Chapel in Thomasville. Interment will follow in Lexington City Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and other times at the home.   

Rachel Reid Turner
LEXINGTON — Rachel Virginia Reid Turner, 86, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.  A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Davidson Funeral Home, Hickory Tree Chapel is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at

Wilbert F. Morgan
THOMASVILLE — Wilbert Franklin Morgan, 66, died on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Arrangements are incomplete. Professional Services entrusted to Prominence Funeral Home of Thomasville.

Shatina Rivers
TRINITY — Shatina Renee Rivers, age 37, of Trinity, NC, departed this earthly life on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, in High Point. She was born December 16, 2013, the daughter of Gwendolyn Rivers and Calvin York.  
She was a graduate of Trinity High School, class of 1994. She later received her Associate Degree in Pharmacy Technology, and was currently a student at Guilford Technical Community College pursuing her LPN License. Shatina was a faithful and committed employee with Westwood Nursing Facility as a CNA for 19 years.  She was also a devoted person to her family and always delighted in their gatherings. 
Loved ones who preceded her in death are her maternal grandparents, Mr. Hardie and Mrs. Catherine Rivers, also a close cousin, Alicia McCluney.
She leaves to cherish her memories, her mother, Gwendolyn Rivers of the home, Calvin (Juanita) York of High Point; sister, Chrislyn Bright of High Point;  four aunts, Catherine Haney, Josephine Crawford and Yvonne (Ricky) McCluney all of High Point and Evg. Lenora (Bishop Greg) Bennett of Wadesboro, NC; four uncles, Joseph (Wanda) Rivers of Winston Salem, NC, Gaines (Pamela) Rivers of High Point, Tony Rivers of the home and Ronald (Michelle ) Rivers of High Point; a very special friend,  Darrell Tillman; numerous cousins and friends.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at Living Water Baptist Church with Bishop Callands, eulogist. Family visitation will begin at 12:30-1p.m. at the church. The family will also receive friends at 5196 Darr Rd. Trinity. Burial will be in Randolph Memorial Park, Asheboro. Professional arrangements entrusted to People’s Funeral & Cremation Services. Express your condolences online at 
Bill Harvey
Greensboro — Bill Harvey, 82, of Greensboro, passed away peacefully at home in his sleep on October 14, 2013.
He was born to the late Ernest and Dorothy Harvey on December 4, 1930, in Greensboro, NC. Bill graduated from Jamestown High School in 1949 and proceeded to spend his entire life residing in the Greensboro area.
Bill spent over 40 years traveling the country playing golf for a living. During that time, he won over 300 championships and received many prestigious awards, including being inducted into the Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame as well as the Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame. He then went on to open the Sedgefield Driving Range where he was able to pass on his love for the game to others in the community.
Bill is survived by his brother, Bob Harvey; daughter, Terry Harvey Swain; three sons, Bill Harvey, Scott Harvey and Justin Harvey; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Carolina’s Golf Association, PO Box 319, West End, NC 27376. This was an organization that was a very important part of Bill’s life.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, 11 a.m. at Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel with burial to follow in Guilford Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel.
Online condolences may be made at  

Carl Wall
GREENSBORO - Carl Henry Wall, 82, died on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. The family will have a visitation Tuesday from 6 - 8 p.m., at his daughter’s home, 1034 Sutton Rd., Greensboro, NC 27406. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Alexander Shearin
HIGH POINT — Rev. Alexander “Pop” Shearin, 67, of High Point, died on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 at High Point Regional Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at People’s Funeral 7 Cremation Services.

Audrey L. Michael
THOMASVILLE — Audrey Lanning Michael, age 81, of Old Greensboro Road, Thomasville died Saturday. Funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Davidson Funeral Home Chapel, Lexington. Davidson Funeral Home, Lexington in charge of arrangements.

James Mullis
HIGH POINT — Mr. James Dale Mullis, 70, resident of 305 Wrightenberry St., died Saturday evening at 11:15 p.m. in the High Point Regional Hospital following a 3 week illness.
Mr. Mullis was born June 18, 1943, in High Point a son of Roy and Sarah Connell Mullis. He had been a resident of High Point all of his life and was retired Liberty Lumber Co.
Surviving are his wife Charlotte Durham Mullis of the home, 1 son; James Mullis and wife Debbie of Midland; 1 Brother; Richard Mullis and wife Jean of Navarre, Fla.; 1 grandson; James Lee Mullis Jr.; special great niece ; Renee Crotts and great niece Madison Crotts.
Funeral Services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m from the chapel of Cumby Family  Funeral Service in Archdale by the Rev. Harold Shives. Entombment will follow in Floral Garden Park Mausoleum. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 until 8p.m. at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to www.cumby

Roy B. Whitsell
Jamestown— Mr. Roy Banks Whitesell, 74, a resident of Jamestown, passed away October 13, 2013, at Moses Cone Hospital.
A resident of this area all of his life, Mr. Whitesell was born on August 18, 1939, in High Point to the late Robert Banks Whitesell and Ruth Elizabeth Stone Whitesell.  He was a member of Jamestown Presbyterian Church and the loving husband of Joyce Hunsucker Whitesell.  Mrs. Whitesell worked as a truck driver, having worked for FlyBack, Hennis Motor Lines, Spector- Redball, Carolina Freight, and later retiring from ABF Trucking. He was also the sole owner of RBW Developments, LLC. In addition to his parents, Mr. Whitesell is preceded in death by one brother, Edward Harvey Whitesell.
Surviving is his wife, Joyce H. Whitesell of the home; step-children, Judy Dumars of Inman, SC, Michael Thompson of Thomasville, Mickey Thompson of Jamestown, Chris Thompson of Kernersville, Keith Thompson of Spartanburg, SC, and Kimberly Carter and her husband Russ of Spartanburg, SC; six grandchildren, Amy Nicole Speaks, Ryan J. Dumars, Natalie J. Kelley, Timothy K. Thompson, Lane C. Morgan, and Melissa F. Thompson; and six great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 16 at Jamestown Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dr. Jay D. Smith and Newton Cowan of Jamestown Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will follow in Floral Garden Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Jamestown Presbyterian Church, 1804 Guilford College Rd, Jamestown, NC 27282 or Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262.
Online condolences may be made at  Arrangements by Sechrest Funeral Service, High Point.   

Steven Gunter
ARCHDALE — Steven Michael Gunter, 55, of Archdale, died Friday, October 11, 2013.
Born January 26, 1958, to Phillip Hobson Gunter, and Madie Hill Gunter, Michael was a resident of this area for all of his life. He worked as a plumber, lastly for Hurley Board Plumbing. He proceeded in death by his father, his son, Michael Ian Gunter, and sister, Lori Gunter Haney.
Michael is survived by his wife, Donna Gunter, of the home; mother, Madie Hill of Archdale; children, David Marshall Gunter and Ashley Gunter Charles and husband Craig, their mother Tamara Gunter Jarrell, all of Archdale; brother Phillip Ray Gunter and wife Kathy of Thomasville; grandchildren Justin Killingsworth, Hailey Charles, and Cole Charles; step grandchildren, Steven Moore, Hayden Lineback, and Dylan Brooks.
Visitation will be held at Unity Baptist Fellowship, 4918 Old Marlboro Rd., Sophia, NC, 27350, on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.