Obituaries, October 18, 2013

Oct. 17, 2013 @ 04:44 PM

Josephine Kimsey Agner
Jo Agner, 83 of Owensboro, Ky., died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at her home. She was born in High Point, N.C., on March 16, 1930, to the late Paul and Lucille Kimsey. She was a member of First Baptist Church. Jo was preceded in death by her husband, Jennings Agner on Jan. 17, 2002.
Survivors include three sons, Kim of Owensboro, Michael of Jacksonville, Fla., and Rodney of Canton, Ga.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and her brother Purcell Kimsey of High Point, N.C.
Jo graduated from Wake Forest University and was full of life. She always lit up a room with her smile, laughter and Southern charm. She enjoyed First Baptist and especially loved the Happy Hearts class. She looked forward to playing bridge with friends and attending her exercise class at Owensboro Christian Church. Jo cherished the time spent with her loving family. While teaching she touched and changed many lives but even after she retired she continued to make a lasting impression on everyone she encountered.
Services will be on Monday, Oct. 21, at 10:30 a.m. A private entombment will be at Owensboro Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20, at James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu flowers expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hospice of Western Kentucky, 3419 Wathens Crossing, Owensboro, KY 42301 or First Baptist Church 230 JR Miller Blvd, Owensboro, KY 42303.  Online messages of condolence may be made at

Todd Garrison
LEXINGTON — Steven Todd Garrison, 47, of John Hinkle Road, died Saturday Oct. 12, 2013.
Funeral will be held 2 p.m. Friday at First Wesleyan Church in Lexington. Burial will follow in Center United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Davidson Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel.

Jerry Gordon
THOMASVILLE — Jerry Wayne Gordon, 59, of Boggs Road, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at Hospice Home at High Point.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home.

Nannie Lisenby
Nannie Ruth Lisenby, 78, of High Point, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Hospice of Piedmont.
A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at Sandy Ridge Cemetery, Morven.

Barry Shumaker

THOMASVILLE — Barry James Shumaker, 57, of Wright Road, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013.
A memorial service was held Thursday at Full Gospel Freewill Holiness.
J.C. Green & Sons was in charge of arrangements.

Tommy Thomason
LEXINGTON — Thomas Milton “Tommy” Thomason Sr., 87, of Yadkin College Road, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at Hinkle Hospice House.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Yadkin College United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday at Davidson Funeral Home.

Wendimageny K. Wayuma
HIGH POINT — Mr. Wendimageny Kocho Wayuma, 24, passed away on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, High Point Regional Hospital UNC Health Care. He was born on Feb. 1, 1989, in Ethiopia, East Africa, to Wendimageny Kocho Wayuma and Aberash Abebe Ayele.
He was a graduate of Unity School in Kenya, Kakuma, and was a deacon at The Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Kenya. Wendimageny came to the United States in 2012.
Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Aberash Abebe Ayele, stepfather, Medhant Tesama, both of the home; his priest, Alemu Mamo.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 at noon at Phillips Funeral Service Chapel, 1810 Brockett Ave. Interment will follow in Oakwood Memorial Park.
Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service Inc., High Point, N.C.
Online condolences may be made to the Wayuma family at

Marinelle (Witherington) Weaver
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Marinelle (Witherington) Weaver, 92, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. On July 25, 2013,  she celebrated 70 years of marriage to, as she would tell anyone within hearing range, “the best husband in the world,” Llewellyn B. “L.B.” Weaver Sr.
Mrs. Weaver was born on Aug. 21, 1921, in Dexter, Ga, a daughter of the late Robert and Lola (McGahee) Witherington. She graduated from Georgia State College for Women, with an undergraduate degree in home economics, later became certified as a vocations education teacher, and furthered her education at UNCG., earning a degree in library science. She was a librarian with Trinity High School for over 17 years until her retirement.
Mrs. Weaver was a dedicated member of Green Street Baptist Church for 50-plus years.  She was instrumental in establishing and staffing the library at Green Street Baptist.
She loved to read, and was an exceptional cook and seamstress. She loved taking sewing classes, and the life-long friends she made in those classes were treasures to her. She was thoughtful of others, an example of which was the boxes of greeting cards she kept so that she would have just the right card to send for all occasions.   She always had a radiant smile and a cheery hello for everyone.  Her kindness and generosity were just a few of her other outstanding qualities.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Weaver is survived by four children, Llewellyn B. “Bart” Weaver Jr. and his partner, Marjorie Scooros of Tucson, Ariz., Cynthia W. Eller and her husband, John H. of Asheville, Andrea W. Chambers and her husband, Scott R. of Goshen, Conn., and Paul M. Weaver and his wife Christine Patty of Greensboro; five grandchildren, Ryan Weaver, John H. “ Jay” Eller Jr. and his wife, Nicole, Joshua P. Chambers and his wife, Elizabeth, Gregory S. Chambers, and Nicholas B. Weaver; five great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her seven older siblings.
A celebration of life memorial service will be 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at Green Street Baptist Church, 303 N. Rotary Drive, High Point, with the Rev. Frank Hensley officiating.  A visitation will be held from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Saturday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to High Point Gideons, P.O. Box 5275, High Point, NC 27262.
Condolences may be left on Mrs. Weaver’s memorial page at
Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.