Obituaries, November 1, 2013

Oct. 31, 2013 @ 05:07 PM

David Beck
LEXINGTON — David Calvin Beck, 75, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Center United Methodist Church Cemetery. Davidson Funeral Home, Hickory Tree Chapel is serving the family.

Judy Hilton Byerly
THOMASVILLE — Judy Hilton Byerly of Thomasville died Oct. 28, 2013, in Johnson City, Tenn. She was 75.
Born Judy Cordia Hilton, she married Richard Dale Byerly, who passed away in 1986. They are survived by three children, four grandchildren, and two step-grandchildren.
Judy loved music; she sang in choirs and played piano all her life. Though moving often, she was always active in her church and community. She was a bowler, a square dancer, an avid reader, a grower of roses, and a collector of beautiful things.
After raising her three children, she returned to school and earned a B.A. in education from the University of Florida, and for years worked with developmentally challenged preschool children.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, Nov. 3 at Zion United Church of Christ in Thomasville. Visitation with family and friends will begin at 1:30 p.m., followed by the service at 2 p.m.
Flowers can be sent to Zion United Church of Christ, 130 Hasty School Road, Thomasville, NC 27360 (To arrange details, call 828-964-8877), or donations in Judy’s memory in lieu of flowers can be made to Nazareth Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1438, Rockwell NC 28138 (704) 279-5556.
We love you and miss you.

Marie Ashe Casella
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Marie Ashe Casella, 78, a former resident of Wales Drive, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 30 at Pennybyrn at Maryfield, where she had been a resident for the past years.
Marie was born Jan. 26, 1935, in Queens, N.Y., a daughter to the late James and Ethel Grant Ashe. She had been a resident of this area for the past 52 years and was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, where she volunteered at the church and school. Other volunteer work included, among others, Meals on Wheels and Maryfield. She enjoyed playing golf, tennis and spending time with the grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, George Casella and her brother, James Ashe.
Surviving are two daughters, Diane Lynk Ray of Cary and Lori Ann Lynk of High Point; a son Danny Lynk and his wife Cindy of Colfax and four grandchildren, Travis Lynk of Atlanta, Ga., Austin Lynk of Chapel Hill, William “Will” Ray of High Point and Holden Ray of Cary.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, father Joe Zuschmidt, OSFS, celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262. Online condolences can be made at Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point. 

Floyd Cobb
HIGH POINT — Floyd Cobb, 66, of High Point died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at Hospice Home at High Point. Arrangements are incomplete at People’s Funeral & Cremation Services.

John Rhodes Congdon Sr.
RICHMOND, Va. — After 80 years, the trucking industry has lost one of its greatest legends.
John Rhodes Congdon Sr. passed away during the early morning of Oct. 30, 2013, in his hometown of Richmond, Va. Jack Congdon was born the youngest son of Lillian and Earl Everett Congdon on Feb. 17, 1933. He is predeceased by Natalie Neblett Congdon, his loving wife of 58 years.He is survived by his older brother, Earl Congdon (Kitty), his sister-in-law Linda Jo Smith (Earl), his three children Susan Terry, John Congdon Jr. (Leslie) and Jeff Congdon (Jackie), his nephew Stephen Smith (Paige) and niece Barbara White (Todd), his grandchildren, Lawson Bagwell (Andy), Peter Congdon (Susan), Nat Terry (Mary), Michael Congdon, Whit Congdon (Molly), Mary Congdon, Hunter Terry (Caroline), and Mark Congdon, as well as nine great-grandchildren. He is further survived by two nieces, Karen Pigman, Audrey Congdon, and one nephew, David Congdon.
His extensive family is complemented by the countless number of people, businesses, and charitable foundations that Jack touched during his long and illustrious life. Jack was a student of Augusta Military Academy and a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School, where he was the first captain of the Corps of Cadets. He later served in the United States Army as a military policeman stationed at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. After his service in the Army, Jack joined his mother and older brother to help build the family trucking businesses of Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. and Old Dominion Truck Leasing Inc.
Jack Congdon was a master Mason with Tuckahoe Lodge No. 347 and a noble of Acca Temple Shrine in Richmond. He was an active member and past deacon of River Road Church, Baptist.  Jack was a member of the Country Club of Virginia, Indian Creek Country Club, and Ocean Reef Club. He served as president of both River Road Civic Association and Virginia Highway Users Association, and was a proud supporter of the Massey Cancer Center and Virginia Commonwealth University’s Pauley Heart Center. 
Jack Congdon is best remembered as a loving and dedicated family man. Known as “Pa-Pa,” he enjoyed spending time with his family at his river home in White Stone, Va.  He was a mentor to many and had a heart of gold.  His family will always treasure his life lessons and memories.
The family will receive friends at Woody’s Funeral Home, Parham Chapel, on Friday, Nov. 1, from 4 to 8 p.m. Graveside service at Westhampton Memorial Park will be private. The memorial service will be held at River Road Church, Baptist, 8000 River Road, Richmond, VA, 23229, on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made in his name to Massey Cancer Center, P.O. Box 980037,
The family would like to thank Dr. Sherman Baker for his outstanding care and concern for Jack throughout his illness.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be sent to Massey Cancer Center at P.O. Box 980037, 401 College Street, Richmond, VA 23298.

Geraldine Hartman Dixon
HIGH POINT — Geraldine Hartman Dixon, 85, of High Point died Wednesday at her home. Born Nov. 21, 1927, in Winston-Salem, she is a daughter of the late Emory E. Hartman and Annie Bell Dodson Hartman.  She graduated from Mineral Springs High School and attended Mars Hill College.  On July 22, 1951, she was married to Phillip R. Dixon, Sr. who survives of the home.  Together they enjoyed 62 years of marriage.
In addition to her husband Mrs. Dixon is survived by three children, Anita D. Milne and husband David of Haymarket, Va., Phillip R. Dixon, Jr of High Point and Amy D. Alarcon of Atlanta, Ga. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Jason Milne and wife Heather, Spencer Milne and wife Lisa, Hope D. Clinard and husband Bradford, Kara M. Dixon, Phillip R. Dixon, III, Sophie Alarcon, Lily Alarcon; and three great-grandchildren, Cole Milne, Liam Milne and Charlotte Milne. She is also survived by one sister Patricia Butler and husband Harold of Winston-Salem.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Geraldine Dixon will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Emerywood Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr.  Robert Ferguson officiating. Following the service the family will greet friends in the Gathering Room.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be given to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC  27262 or Emerywood Baptist Church, 1300 Country Club Drive, High Point, NC  27262. Online condolences may be made on Mrs. Dixon’s memorial page at Arrangements are by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.

Randall Everhart
LEXINGTON — Randall “Randy” Gene Everhart, 54, of Pine Ridge Road died Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.
Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Paul’s Chapel United Church of Christ. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday at Davidson Funeral Home

Eugene D. Hall
WASHINGTON, N.C. — Mr. Eugene David Hall, age 88, a resident of 108 Knight St., Washington, N.C., and a former resident of High Point, died Wednesday Oct. 30, 2013, at River Trace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Washington.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at First Baptist Church of Washington officiated by Dr. Greg Barmer. Burial will take place 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at Oakwood Memorial Park in High Point officiated by Dr. James Summey.
The family will receive friends 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home of his daughter, Jeannie Yount located at 205 Haven Way S., Washington.
Mr. Hall was born in Caldwell County on Jan. 13, 1925, son of the late William David Hall and the late Gertrude Benfield Hall. He was a graduate of Granite Falls High School. On June 13, 1984, he married the former Iris Seward Loflin, who preceded him in death. Mr. Hall was a retired supervisor with Adams-Millis Co. in High Point. He was a dedicated member of English Road Baptist Church in High Point before moving his membership to First Baptist Church of Washington, where he continued to be very active in many activities of his church. Mr. Hall delivered meals for the Washington Senior Citizen Center as long as his health permitted.
Survivors include a son, Don B. Hall and wife Judy of Wilmington; a daughter: Jeannie H. Yount and husband Michael of Washington; a sister, Wilma Huffman of Hickory; a granddaughter, Amy Yount Adams and husband Tony of Washington; and two great-grandchildren, Macon and Hazel Adams; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Hall was predeceased by a brother Wade Hall and a sister Ruth Hall Teague.
In lieu of flowers the family kindly asks for memorial contributions to be made to First Baptist Church, Widows Mite Fund, 113 Harvey St., Washington, NC 27889.
Online condolences may be offered by visiting
Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Hall family.

Helen Hill
TRINITY — Mrs. Helen Lucille Barringer Hill, age 93, of Loflin Hill Road, Trinity and formerly of Hill Road, Lexington, died Wednesday at her residence.
A funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel conducted by the Rev. Brian Workman and the Rev. Cisco Mitchell. Interment will follow in Tom’s Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Hill was born Oct. 25, 1920, in Stanly County to Titus Barringer and Carrie Parker Barringer. She retired after 25 years as a seamstress with Carolina Underwear. She loved flowers, quilt making and sewing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Oscar Hill who died on Feb. 9, 2012.
Survivors include: son Roy Kenneth Hill and wife Martha of Lexington; daughter Rachel Hill Johnson and husband Donald of Trinity; brother Zeb Barringer of Trinity; sister Mae Huneycutt of Concord; eight grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and seven  great-great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. prior to the service at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton and other times at the home of Rachel Johnson, 1551 Loflin Hill Road, Trinity, and at the home of Roy Kenneth Hill, 1501 Hill Road, Lexington.
Memorials can be made to Hospice of Davidson County 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292.
Online condolences can be made at

Lydia Jenkins
LEXINGTON — Lydia Sue Sidden Jenkins, “Rose”, 89, of Baltimore, Md., died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013.
Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Fulton United Methodist Church 3689 NC 801 South, Advance. Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.


Tommy Dean Lee
ANDREWS — Tommy Dean Lee, 53, of Andrews died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at his residence. He was a native of Andrews, but had been a former resident of High Point, N.C., before moving back to Andrews in 2008. He had been an employee for Alma Desk in the furniture industry. Tommy was of the Baptist faith.
He was the son of Paul Tommy and Ruby McClure Lee of Andrews.
Surviving in addition to the parents, are a son, Jonathan Lee of Spokane, Wash.;  a brother, Rickey Lee of San Francisco, Calif.;  a grandchild, Aidrian Lee of Spokane, Wash.;  and several aunts and uncles.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews in charge of arrangements.
An online guest register is available at

Kevin D. Linton Sr.
CHARLOTTE — Mr. Kevin Denard Linton Sr., 46, affectionately known as “K-Nice,” was called home to be with the Lord on Oct. 27, 2013, in Charlotte, N.C. He was born on Feb. 2, 1967, to Mr. Walter Linton and Mrs. Flossie Linton Carter. Kevin was preceded in death by his older brother, Kenneth Ervin Linton; his grandfathers, Mr. Walter Linton Sr. and Mr. Ester Ingram; his aunt, Mrs. Mary Annette Bennett and his father-in-law, Mr. Earl Broadway.
He was united in holy matrimony to Wendy Broadway and to this union two children were born, Destiny Cierra Linton and Kevin Denard Linton Jr.
Kevin graduated from T. Wingate Andrews High School, Class of 1985. He loved basketball and played throughout his school years. He was known as one of Andrews High School’s leading basketball scorers. Kevin took pride in being an excellent provider for his family. He was employed by Sunoco Recycling as a truck driver and was a member of Pantera Motorcycle Club, Charlotte Chapter.
He leaves to cherish his memories;his loving wife and best friend, Wendy Linton; one daughter, Destiny Cierra Linton; one son, Kevin (KJ) Denard Linton Jr. all of Charlotte, N.C.; father Walter J. Linton Jr.; mother Flossie Carter; stepfather Thomas Carter; one sister Rose Marie (Edward) Ervin, all of High Point, N.C.; grandmothers Rosana Linton of High Point, N.C., and  Vancie Lee Ingram of Wadesboro, N.C.; one special nephew, Jacob Edward Ervin of High Point, N.C.; mother-in-law, Betty Broadway of Charlotte, N.C.; five aunts, five uncles and a host of other family and friends.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Temple Memorial Baptist Church, 1458 Cedrow Drive, High Point, N.C. The family will receive friends at the church from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Interment will follow at Carolina Biblical Gardens, Jamestown, N.C.
Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service Inc., High Point, N.C.

J.R. McCarn
Early Wednesday morning, J.R. McCarn heard the Master’s call to come home to his eternal reward. He departed this world to join those who have gone on before him, his father, Charlie McCarn, his mother, Pearl Palmer McCarn, and his first love, wife, Jessie.
While they are rejoicing around God’s throne, others are left behind to cherish the memory of his life. Betty, wife for the past 29 years, will miss his kind, gentle presence in their home. Children Ann Kennedy and husband Rodney of Thomasville, Janice Prince and husband Randall of Wallburg, Johnny McCarn and wife Marty of High Point, Randy McCarn and wife Kathy of Thomasville, and Tammy Joyce of Trinity will be comforted by the memories of a loving father and best friend. Two step-daughters, Elaine Grant of the home and Robbin Turner with husband Tonda of High Point will fondly remember the tender love he showed their own mother. Twelve grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren will live to carry on his legacy of following Christ, loving his family, and living life to the fullest every day.
Born June 4, 1924, in Davidson County, J. R. lived all 89 years of his life in this area. He served his country during World War II then spent much of his civilian life working as a machine operator at Union Camp in Jamestown. Friends and co-workers there remember him as “Mack”. Always up for fun and enjoying life wherever he was, J.R. brings many happy memories to those who knew him.
Though known as a “good man”, he realized later in life that he needed the grace of a loving God to receive forgiveness of his sins and an eternal home in Heaven. Assured of his salvation, that is where he is today. Hallelujah!
A celebration of his life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel at Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point. The family will receive guests one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Hickory Chapel Wesleyan Church Cemetery on Hickory Chapel Road in High Point.
Online condolences may be made on Mr. McCarn’s memorial page at  Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.

Carl Moore
SOPHIA — Carl Lee Moore, 73, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at his residence. Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Allendale Baptist Church in High Point. Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.

Joe Abner Moore
THOMASVILLE — Mr. Joe Abner Moore, 81, a resident of Trenton Lane, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at the Henry Etta & Bruce Hinkle Hospice House. He was born on July 7, 1932, in Stokes County, N.C., to George Moore and Myrtle Lawson Moore. He worked in the furniture industry the majority of his life and attended Pilgrim Freewill Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Larry Moore; four brothers; and one sister.
On July 7, 1977, he married Sandra Carroll, who survives of the home. Also surviving are his children, Betty Jo Norris and husband Dwain of Thomasville, Joe Don Moore and wife Angela of Thomasville, Kirby Moore of Silver Valley, Mark Chapel and wife Julie of Thomasville, and Sharon Fulp of High Point; seven brothers; eight grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at noon at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville with the Rev. James Messer officiating.  Interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will be at the funeral home on Friday from 6-8 p.m. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292.  Online condolences may be sent to

Ivy Poole
LEXINGTON — Ivy Carter Poole, 55, of Early Miller Road, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at Hinkle Hospice House.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Center Hill Baptist Church. Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday at Davidson Funeral Home.

Abigail Smith
Ms. Abigail Smith, 50, known to most as “Gail,” departed this life on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at Hospice Home at High Point after a brief illness.
She was born Feb. 25, 1963, in Dillon, S.C., to Mr. Sam and Mrs. Eloise McFadden Smith.
Abigail relocated to High Point, N.C., where she attended William Penn School. She was employed with Ritch Face Veneer Company for over 20 years.
Gail was a devoted sister and was a mother to many of her nieces and nephews. She was a loving, fun and family oriented person. She was full of life and an avid N.Y. Giants fan.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Ann Carol Coachman; four brothers, Palmer Smith, Richard Smith, Stoney Smith and Lawrence Lee Smith.
She leaves to cherish precious memories to four sisters, Carolyn Bethea, Diana Bethea both of Dillon, S.C., Mattie (Wilbert) McCall and Rose Smith of High Point, N.C.; four brothers, Larry Smith of Dillon, S.C., Carl McFadden Smith, Francis Smith and Roger Smith all of High Point, N.C.; two special aunts, Ms. Minnie McFadden of High Point, N.C., and Ms. Wiladean McFadden of Dillon, S.C.; best friend, Deron “Penguin” Dorsette; a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at High Point Church, 406 Ennis Drive at 1 p.m. with apostle Jerome Dumas, eulogist. Family visitation will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. A guest book is available online at Professional arrangements entrusted to People’s Funeral & Cremation Services.

Tina Walker
HIGH POINT — Tina Walker, 52, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013.
Triad Cremation Society & Chapel is in charge of arrangements.