Obituaries February 16, 2013

Feb. 15, 2013 @ 07:23 PM

Connie Joy Childers
TRINITY — Connie Joy Isom Childers, 34,  died Feb. 14, 2013. A funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday in the Ridge Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 12 to 1 p.m. Monday, February 18, 2013, at Ridge Funeral Home.

Benny McAlpine
LEXINGTON — Benny Arnold McAlpine, 68, died Feb. 14, 2013, at his residence.
A funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Faith Missionary Alliance Church. Visitation will be from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the church prior to the service.

Curtis Dwight Stone
WINSTON-SALEM — Curtis Dwight Stone, 62, of Winston-Salem, NC went to be with Jesus on February 14, 2013. Mr. Stone was born on April 23, 1950, in Rocky Mount, VA, a son of Curtis Jefferson Stone and Frances Elizabeth Collins Stone who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Gary John Stone. He was a member of Berean Baptist Church and was an accountant for various companies until his retirement in 2008. He is survived by his loving wife, Connie Staton Holbrook Stone; two daughters, Michelle Howell and husband Mike of King, NC and their children, Mason and Matthew Howell and Charlotte Howell and husband Jason of West Jefferson, NC and their daughter Caitlyn Howell; a sister, Linda Rebecca Stone Newell and husband Ray of Elkin, N.C.; his aunt and uncle, Patricia and Earl Eaton of Winston-Salem, NC; three step-children, Laura Holbrook Hodgin, Susan Holbrook Hunt, Kevin Lee Holbrook; nine step-grandchildren, Joshua, Brandon, Chad, and Chris Ferris, Noah Willard, Marissa and  Gracie Holbrook, and Justin and Natalie Hunt. A funeral service will be held at 2  p.m., Sunday, February 17, 2013, at Berean Baptist Church with Dr. Ronnie L. Baity officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery in King, NC. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. Online condolences may be made at

Donald Craig Patterson 
WALLBURG — Donald Craig Patterson, Jr. 41 of Friendship-Ledford Rd. died Wednesday, February 13, 2013.
Craig was born January 27, 1972 in High Point a son of Donald Craig Patterson and Pat Saude Patterson. Craig was a graduate of Ledford High School, a Carolina and Steelers fan, and loved sports and music.
Surviving his wife, Leslie K. Patterson and two sons, Trey and Drew Patterson; father and mother, Don and Pat Patterson, and one sister, Molli Patterson Dailey.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Saturday, February 16, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home 10301 N. NC Hwy. 109 Winston Salem and other times at the home of Don and Pat Patterson 815 Fourbrooks Rd. Winston-Salem, NC 27107.
Memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Assoc. 222 S. Church St., Suite 336M, Charlotte, NC 28202.
Online condolences may be sent to the Patterson family at

Timothy Warren Nichols
HIGH POINT — Timothy Warren Nichols, 58, passed away at High Point Regional Hospital on Tuesday, February 12, 2013.
He was born on November 16, 1954, in High Point where he lived the majority of his life.  He worked as a web pressman at the High Point Enterprise for 31 years.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Joy of High Point, their children, Jason and Angela of High Point and a grandson, Avery of Anderson, S.C.
Private services are to be held at a later date.  Arrangements by Davis Funerals and Cremations.

Bill Hylton 
HIGH POINT — Mr. Billy (Bill) Thomas Hylton, 86, resident 1401 Kensington Dr., died February 15th, 2013.  Bill will be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor and his quick wit.
A native and lifelong resident of Guilford County, Bill was born September 10th, 1926, in High Point, a son to the late William Eric Hylton and the late Lodessa Tuggle Hylton.  He was educated in the High Point City School System and was a 1943 graduate of High Point High School, currently High Point Central High School.  Following graduation, he first worked with the Department of Defense in the Pentagon and later in that same year (1943), joined the U.S. Navy Air Force as an Aviation Cadet in the V5 USNR Program.  After being discharged in June of 1947, he immediately enrolled at High Point College, currently High Point University, graduating Cum Laude in 1949 with a B.A. Degree in Mathematics and English.  While in college, he lettered in soccer and baseball, was a member of the Order of the Lighted Lamp, and also a member of TKE Fraternity.  Bill was also a (GRI), graduating from the Realtors Institute of UNC-Chapel Hill in 1955.  After graduating from HPU, Bill worked a couple of years at Wachovia Bank in High Point until starting what became his life’s work in the real estate business.
In 1950, Bill joined Curtis Smithdeal, Inc., which at the time was one of High Point’s leading real estate companies.  In 1954, he founded and was president of his company, Bill Hylton, Inc., specializing in sales, property management and appraisals.  He served as President from 1954 until 1996.  In 1983 he and Ron Crowder founded Hylton-Crowder & Associates, Inc., where he served as president.  A member for 42 years and in 1963 president of the High Point Board of Realtors, he served on and chaired most of its committees, some two or three times.  He also served as president of the Multiple Listing Service in High Point.  Also active at state and national levels, Mr. Hylton was a member of the North Carolina Association of Realtors for 39 years.  His activities included: member of the Board of Directors (1963-1964) and vice-president in 1965.
Always interested in education, Bill served on the Education Committee for several years and was a speaker on education caravans and an instructor at the Realtor’s Institute at UNC-Chapel Hill.  He also worked with several community colleges and the Society of Real Estate Appraisers and the Appraisal Institute, teaching several courses on real estate and real estate appraising.  He was also an instructor of a continuing education seminar, “Sales Data Analysis”, developed for the Appraisal Institute.  Nationally, Bill was a member for 39 years of the National Association of Realtors, where he served on various committees and in 1963 received a Certificate of Merit for an article he wrote on “Ownership of Commercial Properties”, published by the National Institute of Real Estate Brokers.  Bill became a member of the Society of Real Estate Appraisers in 1963 and was a recipient of the Senior Residential Appraiser Designation (SRA) in 1965, received the Wayne Sudderth “Appraiser of the Year Award”, and was awarded a life membership in 1996.  While a member, Mr. Hylton held several positions.  Among them were: national chairman of the political action committee; public affairs committee; and serving as national chairman in 1988, he worked closely with several Congressmen in drafting the federal bill to require states to certify and license real estate appraisers.  He also served on the executive committee and the unification committee, a ten person committee charged with forming a unification plan for merging the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers and The Society of Real Estate Appraisers.  Bill also was Governor, District 14 of the Carolinas, 1983-1988, and International Vice-President in 1988-1990.
A devoted Presbyterian, Bill had been active in many facets of the church.  At the state regional level, he had served as chairman of the New Church Development Partnership; a member of the Partnership Development Unit in 1992 and 1993; at the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic Presbyterian Church (USA); commissioner delegate in 1964 and 1997 at the general assembly meeting of the Presbyterian Church (USA); serving on several committees at the Orange Presbytery, was Moderator of the Church Development Committee and the Office Relocation Committee, as well as serving as a member of the Presbytery Council Cluster at the Salem Presbytery.  Locally, Bill was an active member of First Presbyterian Church, serving as Ruling Elder class of 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2005; clerk of session; youth advisor; and a member of the finance committee and property committee, to name a few.  Bill was also a charter member and was on the organizing committee of Jamestown Presbyterian Church, serving as Ruling Elder for 12 years and was an Adult Sunday School teacher.
As involved as Bill was in the affairs of his church and profession, he was equally interested and mindful of his responsibility to this community.  He was a member of the High Point University Board of Visitors; the Board of Advisors of the Presbyterian Home Inc. and the relocation task force (site selection sub-committee), serving as chairman in 2004.  In addition, he was a member of the Board of Directors and served as vice-chairman from 1996-1998 of the “Golden Triangle Development Corporation” (a planning committee for moving the Presbyterian Home to Sandy Ridge).  Bill was also a past member of the High Point Chamber of Commerce; former director of the High Point Merchants Association; the High Point United Way; and the High Point Executives Club.  A former member of the High Point Lions Club, he served several years as “Tail Twister”.  He also was past president of the Jamestown Rotary Club and a member of Toastmasters International, serving as past president of the High Point Club, past Governor of District 37 of the Carolinas, and served 2 terms as International Director.
During retirement years, Bill enjoyed serving various offices with the High Point Seniors Golf Association.  Bill loved the game of golf and his many golfing buddies.
On March 24th, 1951 he married Nelda Whitaker who survives of the home.
Also surviving is one sister: Ramelle Hylton Starnes of Huntsville, AL; one brother: Don Hylton of Winston-Salem, NC and special nephew: David Starnes and his wife, Lisa of Fletcher, N.C.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church in High Point with Dr. Ken Broman-Fulks officiating.  Visitation will follow the service in the Family Life Center at the church.
Memorials may be directed to Wake Forest University Medical Center Comprehensive Cancer Center, P.O. Box 571021 Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1021 or the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Office of Development, DUMC 3828, Durham, N.C. 27710 or to the Building Fund at First Presbyterian Church, 918 N. Main St. High Point, NC 27262.  Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point is assisting the family.  On-line condolences may be made through

Lewis Albert Canter
GREENSBORO — Mr. Lewis Albert Canter, 87, of 3008 Madison Avenue, passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2013, at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, February 18, 2013, at Chestnut Grove United Methodist Church in Mocksville, NC.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Mr. Canter was a native of Guilford County and he was the son to the late Noah Lester Canter and to Ethel Childress Canter.  He was the founder of Laminated Plastics and Canter Sales.  He was also a WWII veteran of the Army Air Corps, a scout master of Troop 206 at West Market Street United Methodist Church and a 32nd degree Mason.
Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Lucille Bracken Canter of the home; sons, Lewis A. Canter II and wife, Sharon and Eddie Canter and wife, Kim all of High Point; brother, Gaither Canter of Brown Summit; grandchildren, Matthew Lewis Canter and wife Natalie of Brevard, Dustin Lee Canter and Rachel Canter both of High Point and Keleigh May and husband, Joe of Raleigh; great grandchildren, Tucker Lewis May and Emery Caroline Canter.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, February 17, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Forbis & Dick North Elm Street Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care, 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405 or to Chestnut Grove United Methodist Church, 2821 US Hwy 601 N. Mocksville, NC 27028.
Thank you to: Comfort Keeper’s, Hospice and Palliative Care at Greensboro, Dr. Michael Norins and Dr. Carmen Dohmeier for the loving care that was received.
On line condolences may be sent to

Billy Talley
DURHAM - Billy Talley, 79, died Feb. 13, 2013. Cremation services have been entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Roma Barnett
GREENSBORO - Roma Barnett, 100, died Feb. 15, 2013.  Cremation services have been entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Quintin Theron Strickland
TRINITY — Mr. Quintin Theron Strickland, 20, of 5131 Reavis St., Trinity, N.C. died on Sunday, February 10, 2013.  Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Sunday, February 17, 2013, at First Baptist Church, 12054 Trinity Rd., Trinity, N.C.  Burial will follow at Trinity Community Cemetery.  Family visitation will be at the church on Sunday, 1:30 to 2 p.m. and other times at the residence.  Johnson and Sons Funeral Home, High Point is assisting the family.  Online condolences may be made at