Obituaries February 20, 2013

Feb. 19, 2013 @ 06:05 PM

Arthur Ackerman Jr.
BURLINGTON - Arthur Albert Ackerman Jr., 84, died Feb. 18, 2013. 
Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Shirley Coxe
THOMASVILLE — Shirley Althea Coxe, 59, died Feb. 17, 2013, at Forsyth Medical Center.
Services will be announced later. Services are entrusted to Prominence Funeral Home, Thomasville.

Donald Cranford
HIGH POINT — Donald Phillip Cranford, 80, died Feb. 18, 2013, at Forsyth Medical Center.
A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. March 1 at Lebanon United Methodist Church.

Iva Frazier
HIGH POINT — Iva Dean Frazier, 68, passed away on Monday, Feb. 18, at her home after a long illness.
Iva was born on Oct. 10, 1944, in Sheeptown, Virginia, the daughter of Walter and Melva Stissell Jones. On Oct. 17, 1960, she married her loving husband, Buddy W. Frazier. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She will be deeply missed by all.
Services to celebrate her life will be held on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2 p.m., at Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel with Pastor Mike Jefferson officiating. Burial will follow at Guilford Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Thursday.
Iva was preceded in death by her parents and sisters-in-law, Sun Jones and Edith Folck. Those left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Buddy W. Frazier; daughters, Trisha Burlamachi and husband Al of Ramona, CA and Becky Frazier and boyfriend Scott Wall of High Point, NC; four grandsons, Alan, Buddy and James Burlamachi, all of Ramona, CA and Steven Watson of High Point, NC; brother, Roy Jones and wife Yoke of Clifton, VA; sister, Linda Edwards and husband Ed of High Point, NC; brother, Jerry Jones and wife Sherilyn of Bryon Center, MI; sister, Tammy McCracken and husband Dale of Newington, CT.
The family would like to especially thank Dr.Wayne Beauford and his staff for their continued care of Iva for eighteen years.
Memorials may be made to the SPCA of the Triad, PO Box 4461, Greensboro, NC 27404. Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel is assisting the Frazier family. Online condolences may be made at

Walter Lee Gibson Sr.
HIGH POINT — Walter Lee Gibson, Sr., 82, passed away peacefully on Feb. 17, 2013. He was born on March 15, 1930, in High Point, NC to James Emory Gibson, Sr. and Rozena Perryman Gibson.
Walter graduated from Wake Forest University. Following graduation he joined the US Army and worked with an intelligence unit. He then worked in the family business, Fli-Back, an international toy company based in High Point. He served as president of Fli-Back from 1968 until the company was sold in 1972 to Ohio Art Company.
Walter lived a long and productive life. He was always willing to lend a hand and a smile. He will be remembered for his friendly personality, wonderful sense of humor, and his caring soul. Everyone who knew him will miss him dearly.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday Feb. 21, at the Cumby Funeral Home on Eastchester Drive in High Point, with a reception immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations should be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at Friends and family are invited to post memories and photos on Walter’s online guest book on FaceBook at Walter Lee Gibson Sr. Memorial Page.

Virginia Hankins
LEXINGTON — Virginia Sue Faulkner Hankins, 62, a resident of 246 Locust Drive, died Feb. 17, 2013, at Forsyth Medical Center.
Memorial services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at J.C. Green & Sons Chapel in Thomasville.

Jean Davis Harrison
HIGH POINT — Jean Davis Harrison, 91, a resident of High Point, passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013.
She was born on Aug. 29, 1921, in Jamestown, NC to the late Venner E. Davis and Laura Ham Davis. She was a graduate of High Point Senior High School, and later graduated from High Point College. Jean was Benefits Manager with Adams Millis, and retired after 35 years of service. She was a member of Furniture City Woman’s Club and First United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, preceding her in death was a great grandson, Chad Williford.
Surviving is her husband of 68 years, Claude R. “Tut” Harrison, her daughter Susan H. Bullock and her husband John; her grandchildren Cameron Williford and her husband Allen, and Stephen Wofford; her great grandchildren Ryan Williford, and Nick Wofford.
A service to celebrate Jean’s life will be held Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service (Eastchester) in High Point, with Reverend Dr. Chris Fitzgerald officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Salisbury National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials in Jean’s memory may be made to the First United Methodist, 512 N. Main Street, High Point, NC or to the Salvation Army, 301 West Green Drive, High Point, NC 27260. Online condolences may be made Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service of High Point.

Hazelene Byrd Honeycutt (WITH PHOTO)
THOMASVILLE — Mrs. Hazelene Byrd Honeycutt, age 80, a resident of 212 W. Colonial Dr., passed away into the arms of her Lord on Feb. 18, 2013. 
Hazel was born in Erwin, NC on Feb. 20, 1932 to the late Johnson J. and Merna Bethune Byrd. She graduated from Erwin High School in 1950. She met the love of her life (Ottis) when he mistakenly went to the wrong house and knocked on her door. They were married in April, 1951. Hazel and Ottis made their home in Thomasville in 1964 with their 4 children. She was employed with Western Auto in Thomasville, and then Greensboro, Huggins Tire, CVS Vending, and retired from Nations Bank in 1979. She was an active member of the Woman’s Club where she was secretary, and a member of First Baptist Church in Thomasville. Her and Ottis used to love delivering Meals On Wheels. She was the family’s matriarch who was loved and cherished by all her family and friends. She never met a stranger. She always treated people with love, kindness and a smile and would welcome them into her home. She was a great listener and problem solver, and could always find that silver lining. She was one of the best. Hazel was of Cherokee decent and in 2012 received a blanket from The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians on her 80th birthday during a ceremony in Cherokee.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Ottis Honeycutt; brother, Merle Byrd and sister, Rilla Godwin, both of Erwin, NC; her four children, Kenneth Ray and wife Dawn, Donnie Reece and Trish, Rhonda Leigh, Wendell Scott, and her beloved dog Shug, who always wanted to lay in her lap; four grandchildren Anna and Charlotte Honeycutt, Brittany Everhart and her husband Caleb, and Trevor Honeycutt; and one great grandchild, Breyton Everhart; and several nieces and nephews. She will forever leave an enormous void in our hearts and in our lives. She will surely be missed. The family would like to extend our gratitude to all the caregivers who helped us through this difficult time, Nancy Mills who could always bring a smile to her face, and all the Hospice personnel who treated mom with kindness, love and respect during her difficult time. They are truly angels.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at 11:00 AM in J.C. Green & Sons Chapel in Thomasville with Rev. Bynum Orr officiating. The interment will be in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will greet friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 PM and other times at the home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292. Online condolences may be sent to the Honeycutt family at

James Woodrow “J.W.” Hubbard
HIGH POINT — James Woodrow “J.W.” Hubbard, 92, passed away Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at the Shannon Gray Rehabilitation and Recovery Center. He was the loving husband of Jewel F. (Walker) Hubbard.
Mr. Hubbard was born on November 11, 1920 in Rockingham County a son of the late Henry and Estella (Wood) Hubbard. He was the owner and operator of R & H Insulation for 40 years until his retirement. He was a member of Friendly Baptist Church and the Junior Order of High Point.
In his spare time he enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing and gardening.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Hubbard is survived by two step-daughters, Phyllis Bryant and husband, James of Randleman, and Janie Mahaffey and husband, Steve of Wilkesboro; a step son, Allen Cameron and wife, Lynn of Randleman; five step grandchildren; 7 step great grandchildren; a sister, Fleetwood Howington of Thomasville; a brother, Billy Ray Hubbard and wife, Juanita of High Point; nephews, Donnie and Stevie Hubbard; best friends, Jim Kendrick and wife, Reba; and other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lucy (Moore) Hubbard; and a sister Janie Sue Jones.
A celebration of life service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, 206 Trindale Road, Archdale, with Rev. Tony Sluss officiating. Burial will follow in Guilford Memorial Park. A visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Friendly Baptist Church, 420 New Street, High Point, NC 27260. Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point is in charge of Arrangements Condolences may be left on Mr. Hubbard’s memorial page at

Eugene Herman Shaw
HIGH POINT — Mr. Eugene Herman Shaw, 73, of High Point, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at High Point Regional.
Eugene was born Feb. 28, 1939, in Champaign, IL, a son to the late Vella and Jewell Shaw.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a step son, George Michael Fowler.  Eugene was a Fighter Pilot in the US Air Force.  Following his military career he became a pilot for Braniff Airlines where he was assigned to be the private pilot for the Dallas Cowboys for 10 years, Piedmont Airlines and then finished his career with US Airways in 1999.  He married the love of his life, the former Margaret Ann Fowler.  Eugene fell in love with his extended family and became a true member, loving them all as his own.  He enjoyed playing racquet ball, golf and was an avid sportsman.  Eugene had a special place in his heart for animals.  He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, brother and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife Margret Ann Shaw of the home; a son, Christopher Shaw and wife Bobbie of Chicago, IL; a daughter, Shannon Thomas and husband, Michael of Texas; a sister, Donna Reeves of Seattle, WA and four grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21st, in the Chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point with Rev. Stuart Noell and Rev. Harold Shives officiating.  The family will receive friends from 10 until 11 AM, Thursday, prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215 or to the Guilford County Humane Society, 4525 West Wendover Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27409.
Online condolences may be made at  Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point.