Obituaries August 2, 2014

Aug. 01, 2014 @ 04:53 PM

Betty Byrd

THOMASVILLE — Betty Pegram Byrd, 75, passed away Friday, August 1, 2014 at her residence.

Arrangements are incomplete at Davis Funerals and Cremations.


Lottie Davidson

THOMASVILLE –  Lottie Evelyn Leak Davidson, 89,  died Wednesday, July 30, 2014 in Pine Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3,  in Brown New Calvary Baptist Church and burial will follow in Carolina Biblical Gardens. The family will receive friends at the church 30 minutes before the funeral service and other times at the home. S.E. Thomas Funeral & Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.


Frances Lamb

RANDLEMAN — Frances Juanita Shaw Lamb, 92, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2014.

The funeral will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8  p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2,  at Ridge Funeral Home.


L.P. Mastin

THOMASVILLE — L.P. Mastin, 86, passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Libertywood Nursing Home.

Arrangements are incomplete.Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.


Dr. Daniel Mellinger II

HIGH POINT — A memorial service to celebrate the life of Dr. Daniel Warren Mellinger II, who passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014, will be held at 3 p.m. today at the First Presbyterian Church, 918 N. Main St. in High Point. The family will receive friends after the memorial service in the Family Life Center of the church. Sechrest Funeral Service in High Point is in charge of arrangements.


Bill Mendenhall

ASHEBORO — William L. “Bill” Mendenhall, age 74, of Asheboro died Thursday, July 31, 2014 at the Randolph Hospice House.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lee Ellis officiating.  Burial will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery in High Point.

Mr. Mendenhall was born February 19, 1940 to Fred and Mary Bell Mendenhall. He was the owner/operator of Bill Mendenhall Masonry for 54 years. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, Betty Brown, Pete Mendenhall and Ruth Burleson.  Bill enjoyed cooking and baking.

He is survived by his wife, Judy T. Mendenhall; daughter, Deana Hazelwood and husband Tommy of High Point; son, Lee Mendenhall and wife Melanie of High Point; stepson, Michael Smith and wife Rhonda of Maggie Valley; stepdaughter, Michelle Smith of Thomasville; grandsons, Zachary and Matthew Hazelwood; step grandchildren, Cayce, Killian, Corey, and Brittany Smith; brother, Robert Mendenhall and wife Jo of Asheboro; sisters, Lelia Foust,  Ruby Cox and husband Wesley, Kay Slack and her husband, Jr., and Judy Moorefield all of High Point.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro, NC.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph, P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204-0009.

The family would like to express a special thanks to Randolph Hospital PCU Dept., Pete Haney, Bobby Beeson, and Roger Brady for their friendship, care, and concern during Bill's illness.

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Jimmie Pegram

THOMASVILLE — Jimmie Albert Pegram, age 79, of Arden Drive, Thomasville passed away Thursday evening at High Point Regional.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday at Fairmont Presbyterian Church with Rev. Randy Hall officiating. The family will receive friends at Davidson Funeral Home, Lexington from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Saturday night and at other times at the home of Charlene Warfford, 571 Shannon Drive, Lexington.

Jimmie was born in Guilford County, NC to Thomas Albert and Margaret Slate Pegram. He was active and attended Fairmont Presbyterian Church; a retired employee of US Postal Service as a city mail carrier and a veteran of the US Air Force. He was an avid bowler, square dancer and fisherman. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Ruby Shows.

Surviving are his daughters, Laura Fuller of Trinity and Susan Johnson (Dean) of Thomasville; son, Keith Pegram (Betsy) of High Point; wife, Barbara Lewis Pegram of High Point; grandchildren, Amber, Jason and Amy; five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; companion and significant other, Charlene Warfford of Lexington; sisters, Louise Hiatt of Charlotte and Betty Byrd of Thomasville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials should be directed to Fairmont Presbyterian Church, 1510 Cotton Grove Road, Lexington, NC  27292.

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Jo Ann Short

SOPHIA — Jo Ann Elizabeth Beeson Short, 79,  died Thursday, July 31, 2014 at her home.

The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Marlboro Friends Meeting, 2668 Marlboro Church Road in Sophia. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service in the Family Life Center. Pugh Funeral Home in Randleman is serving the family.


‘J.B.’ Skinner

HIGH POINT — Mr. James “J.B.” Skinner, 88, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014 at the Hospice Home at High Point.

J.B. was born in Georgetown, SC, May 10, 1926, a son the late Richard Green Skinner and Lessie Freda Carter Skinner. He was a Navy veteran of WW II and was a magistrate for the Court System of the state of North Carolina for 30 years. In his earlier years he enjoyed sailing and hunting. J.B. was a Shriner and 32 degree Mason and a member of Oakview Baptist. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Myrtle Reagan Skinner and a brother, Carl Skinner.

Surviving are two sons, Benjamin Skinner and William Skinner; a brother, Richard Skinner and wife Wanda; two grandchildren, James T. Skinner and Ashley Skinner.

Graveside service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Floral Garden Park Cemetery by Rev. Phillip E. Rhynerson. The family will receive friends at the residence of William Skinner following the service.

Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont. Davis Funerals & Cremations is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at


Tabitha Tate

BURLINGTON  — Tabitha Tate, 43, died Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Randolph Health and Rehabilitation Center. Omega Funeral Service and Crematory is entrusted with arrangements.


Debbie Trent

LEXINGTON — Debra (Debbie) Johnson Trent, 57, died Thursday, July 31, 2014 at her home.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4,  in Davidson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 4  to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, at the funeral home.