Obituaries December 3, 2012

Dec. 02, 2012 @ 07:02 PM

Myra Hailey Brockman
HIGH POINT - Myra Denise Hailey Brockman, 54, of High Point, NC died on Monday, November 26, 2012 at High Point Regional Hospital after an extended illness.
Myra was born on March 14, 1958 in High Point, NC to Hazel “Tom” Hailey and the late Vera Cotton Hailey. Myra married Codell Brockman and to this union two children were born.  She was a graduate of T. Wingate Andrews High School. Myra joined Church of God of Prophecy in High Point at a young age.
In addition to her mother, Myra was preceded in death by her son, Jerome Anthony Brockman and one sister, Sheila Hailey Bruce.
She leaves to cherish loving memories, her husband, Codell Brockman of High Point, NC; one  daughter, Victoria Lynn Brockman of Winston-Salem, NC; three grandsons, Qwareon Anthony Baker and Tyqwon Anthinio Baker, both of High Point, NC and Azhon Kylill Jones Brockman of Winston-Salem, NC; her father, Hazel “Tom” Hailey of High Point, NC; one brother, Thomas( Jane) Hailey of Charlotte, NC; two aunts, Letha Hailey Roberts of Lakeland, FL and Christine Hailey Blakeney of Wingate, NC; one uncle, Espy (Bobbie “Elaine”) Hailey of Wingate, NC.
Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Service Chapel, 1810 Brockett Avenue, High Point, NC. The family will receive friends at the chapel from 12:30 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc., High Point, NC.
Online condolences may be sent to the Brockman family at

Margaret Bodenheimer Brown
HIGH POINT – Mrs. Margaret Bodenheimer Brown, 84, passed away Friday, November 30, 2012 at the High Point Regional Hospital following several years of declining health.
Mrs. Brown was born in Davidson County, December 4, 1927, a daughter of William Franklin Bodenheimer and Essie Smith Bodenheimer.  She was a homemaker and loved to shop.  She was a member of Abbotts Creek Missionary Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star, Kernersville Chapter 205.  Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Brown; a son, Robert William Brown; a sister, Ernestine Bodenheimer and two brothers, Hoyt and Stanton Bodenheimer.
Surviving are a daughter, Susan Parrish and her husband Clint of Kernersville; a son, Mitchael Brown and wife Annie of Kernersville; a grandson, Andrew Brown of Kernersville; two nieces, Linda Cagel and Sandra Hart; a nephew, Tony Bodenheimer and a special friend, Charlene Carroll.
A Celebration of Margaret’s Life will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Abbotts Creek Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Mark Hollar.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends at Davis Funerals and Cremations Tuesday from 7 until 8:30 p.m.  Memorials may be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice.  Online condolences may be made at

Leo Kindley
DENTON – Charles Leo Kindley, 67, of Denton died Dec. 1, 2012, at Mountain Vista Health Park.
No service is planned. Briggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Donald Loflin
LEXINGTON – Mr. Robert Donald Loflin, 79, a resident of 301 Hannersville Road, died Sunday, December 2, 2012 at his residence. He was born in Davidson County, May 10, 1933 a son of Leon (Bud) Loflin and Maggie Reid Loflin and was a lifelong resident of Davidson County. He had retired from Thomasville Furniture Industries and was a member of Community Baptist Church. He was a member of the “Old Guys Club” at Bill’s Grill. On August 23, 1952 he was married to Miss Mae Bundy who survives of the home. Also surviving are two sons, Tony Loflin, Sr. and his wife Sandra and Eddie Dean Loflin, both of Silver Valley; two sisters, Janet Nance of Lexington and Dorothy Skeen of Denton; four grandchildren, Casey Younts, Tony Loflin, Jr., Brittani Loflin, and Meghan Loflin. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Harold Loflin, a sister, Betty Snider, and by a brother, Billy Loflin. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 PM at Community Baptist Church by the Rev. Brian Workman and the Rev. John Harmon. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will remain at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville until placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. The family will be at the funeral home Tuesday from 6 until 8 PM and other times at the residence. Online condolences may be made to the Loflin family at

“D.R.” Rabon
LINWOOD – Richard “D. R.” Rabon, 74, of Linwood, died Dec. 1, 2012,  at his home.
Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lakeview Baptist Church. Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Davidson Funeral Home.

Charles Riley
HIGH POINT – Charles Ervin Riley, 66, died Dec. 2, 2012, at his residence.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point. Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

George M. Simmons
George Simmons born on October 23, 1946 went to be with his Savior on Saturday, December 1, 2012.  George is preceded in death by his parents Franklin M. Simmons and Ruth Hepler Simmons.  He attended High Point City Schools and GTCC.  After 35 years at McEwen Lumber Company, he started Simmons and Shelby Auto Truck Repair.  George, along with his longtime friend Craig Shelby, who died five weeks prior, drag raced together for many years.
He was very active at Springfield Friends Meeting where he was an Elder on Ministry and Council, the finance committee and the chair of House and Ground for many years.
George loved watching his grandson, Connor play ball and granddaughter Georgia dance and cheerlead.  He loved watching and holding his granddaughters Gabriella and Brenna.
George is survived by his wife of 43 years Millie and his daughters and sons-in-law;  Amy (Chip) Stanley and Jennifer (Britt) Morrell.  He is also survived by a sister-in-law Bonnie King and brother-in-law Rocky McElhannon , many nieces and nephews, church family and many friends and customers.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Springfield Friends Meeting at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, December 4th with visitation in the church fellowship hall following.
In lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be given to the Renovation Fund or the General Fund at Springfield Friends Meeting, 555 E. Springfield Road, High Point, NC  27263.  Online condolences may be made on Mr. Simmons’ memorial page at  Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.

Geraldine L. Smith
STOKESDALE - Geraldine L. Smith, 81, died Dec. 2, 2012. 
Triad Cremation Society & Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

James Donald Wallace
06/19/1934 – 11/30/2012

Jim was all about the gift of love and mercy
Whether he was donating funds
to fellow missionaries,
children or grandchildren.
Mercy made the many trips
with food for the starving children in Haiti.
Or to sending young Christian people to
schools of business and medicine in the Caribbean.

“Broken Bread and poured out wine.”
Everything God gave Jim
he poured out for others.
His love of fellowship was
best expressed with the men
he called his brothers.
“Fishers of the sea; fishers of men.”

Jim’s children, grandchildren and
great grandchildren knew him as
“Pop, Dad, Grandpa and Poppy.”
He was always there for them
giving his special gifts of love and mercy.

His sense of humor was often dry.
Always with a twist of “gotcha!”
Jim laughed at himself while telling
everyone he knew “The Best Way”

Jim was my husband of 55 years-
my best friend
my missionary partner
supporter of my passions.
He loved to entertain family and friends.
He gathered all into his heat
and loved unconditionally.

God bless and keep you, Jim Wallace.

A Gathering of friends and family
will be held Sunday, December 9, 2012
from 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm at
237 Kenn-Myer Circle
Thomasville, NC 27360

Monetary gifts should be sent to:
A Place for the Heart
4228 Beckerdite Rd.
Sophia, NC 27350

Florence S. West
LEXINGTON – Florence Sidden West, 97, of Lexington and formerly of Sparta, died Dec. 2, 2012, at Hinkle Hospice House.
Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bethany United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held 9:30-11 a.m. Tuesday. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Sparta Cemetery in Sparta.