Obituaries February 23, 2013

Feb. 22, 2013 @ 06:14 PM

James Call Sr.
LEXINGTON — James Vestal Call Sr., 91, died Feb 21, 2013.
A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel.

Geraldine Collins
SOPHIA — Geraldine Dora Phillips Collins, 78, a resident of 3156 Meadow Acres Lane, died Feb. 21, 2013, in Kindred Hospital in Greensboro.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in J.C. Green and Sons Chapel in Thomasville.

Anthony Gilberti
HOLLY SPRINGS — Anthony N. Gilberti, 80, died Feb. 21, 2013. 
Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Betty Harvey
LEXINGTON — Betty Rose Hedrick Harvey, 84, of Brookstone Retirement Center, formerly of Wood Island Road, Lexington, died Feb. 21,2013, at Brookstone.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Second Reformed United Church of Christ.

Kathy Hicks 
ASHEBORO — Emma Katherine “Kathy” Bell Hicks, 63, of Asheboro, died Thursday the 21st day of February 2013 in her home.
Kathy Hicks was born the 18th of May 1950 to Francis Bell and the late Mr. Adrian Bell.  She was preceded in death by her brother Adrian Dean Bell.
Kathy is survived by her husband Eric Martin “Ricky” Hicks, her 3 sons Brian Keith Hicks and wife Michelle of Murrells Inlet, SC, Eric Allen Hicks of Greensboro, and Kevin Martin Hicks of Asheboro, and 1 lifelong son Christopher Cole of Asheboro, her 3 grandchildren Jourdan Hicks, Austin Hicks, Abigail Hicks and one great grandchild Braelyn Hicks.  She is also survived by her mother Francis Bell of Asheboro, her 2 brothers Jerry Bell and wife Judy of Mt. Airy, Ray Bell and wife Cathy of Archdale, her sisters Joan Pittman of Asheboro, Sherry Brady and husband Tony of Sophia, Gloria Pace and husband Larry of Charlotte.  In addition to her many nieces and nephews whom she deeply loved.
Kathy was employed by RBC Centura for 25 years and served in several positions within the company.  She was active in many different organizations in the area of Randolph County.  She was involved with Relay for Life, Civitans and many other organizations.  She was a very active member of Central Carolina Community Church of Asheboro.  She touched someone in every aspect of her life.
Family will receive friends at Pugh Funeral Home of Asheboro on Saturday the 23rd of February from 6-8 p.m. and other times at her home. Funeral service will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Central Carolina Community Church with Pastor Ed Arroyo, Donald Dawalt, and John Hunsucker officiating.  She will be laid to rest at Randolph Memorial Park. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Hospice of Randolph, P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, NC  27204-0009 and Randolph Cancer Center, 373 N. Fayetteville St., Asheboro, NC  27203. Online condolences may be made through

Lance Hill Jr.
HIGH POINT — Lance Foster Hill Jr., 20, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. 
Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Hilda Hines
GREENSBORO — Hilda Penn Hines, 97, a resident of Friends Home West, died on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013.
Hilda was born on Jan. 4, 1916, in Madison, N.C. and was the daughter of Howard Leath Penn and Hilda Wall Penn.  She graduated from Madison High School and attended Salem College.  She moved to Greensboro in 1935 and the following year married Walter Andrew (Bynum) Hines, Jr. who died in 1977.  Hilda was a long-time member of First Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday School, and later served as Executive Secretary for Dr. John Redhead and Dr. Joe Mullin.  She was a past member of the Pursers Book Club and a past member of the Guilford Battle Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.  Hilda was a gracious and caring Southern lady who was beloved by all who knew her.  She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. 
Hilda is survived by a daughter, Hilda Penn (Penny) Cridlebaugh of High Point, and a son, Walter Andrew (Andy) Hines and his wife Nancy of Greensboro.  Also surviving are her grandchildren, Walter Andrew Hines, IV of Mullins, SC, Natalie Penn Cridlebaugh of Newport Beach, CA, and Cameron Cridlebaugh, III and his wife, Nicole of High Point.  She is also survived by her great grandchildren, Timothy and Cameron Kelley, Tilman, Rowan and Emily Cridlebaugh, and a nephew, Ed Hines and family of Greensboro.
In addition to her parents and husband, Hilda was predeceased by her son-in-law, Cameron Cridlebaugh, Jr. of High Point.
Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, at Riverview Cemetery in Madison.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, at First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro.  Following the service, the family will greet friends in the Virginia Gilmer Room.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 617 N. Elm St., Greensboro, NC 27401, or a charity of one’s choice. Forbis & Dick, Guilford Chapel is assisting the Hines family. Offer online condolences at

Ellen Holt
HIGH POINT — Ellen Holt, 66, of High Point died Feb. 21, 2013, at Triad Care and Rehabilitation.
Arrangements are incomplete but will be handled by Peoples Funeral Service of High Point.

Nickey Len Jacobs
TRINITY – Mr. Nickey Len Jacobs, age 37, of Trinity died Wednesday, Feb. 20th, the result of injuries received in an automobile accident.
Nickey was born Feb. 20th, 1976, in High Point a son of Len and Vader Marie “Peanut” Jacobs. He had been a resident of the Trinity/High Point area most of his life and was of Baptist Faith. For the past six years he had been employed at Natuzzi Americas. An avid sportsman and gamesman, Nickey possessed a very competitive nature was active as a Little League Basketball and softball coach and was also a huge Dallas Cowboy fan. On April 3rd, 2010, he married the former Melissa Danielle Minor, who survived of the home.
Also surviving are his parents of Thomasville; three daughters, Courtney Jacobs, Haley Jacobs and Natalie Jacobs; two sons, Carson Jacobs and Jadyn Jacobs; two sisters, Tonya Jacobs Johnson and her husband Patrick of Trinity and Dawn Jacobs and Anthony Macaluso of Archdale; one brother, Keith Jacobs and his wife Rosie of Asheboro; nieces and nephews, Kaitlyn Johnson, Allison Johnson, Taylor Jacobs, Carlee Macaluso, Jeremy Jacobs, Cole Jacobs and Cameron Johnson and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Caraway Baptist Church, 2928 Beeson Farm Road, Sophia, with Reverend Jim Honeycutt, Reverend Doug Byrd and Reverend Amos Mashburn officiating.  A visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Nickey Jacobs Children’s Fund, C/O High Point Bank – Glenda Miller, 1813 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262. Also, Natuzzi Americas has established The Nickey Jacobs Memorial Fund, Account #8711916869. Contributions may be made at any local branch of Wells Fargo Bank.
Online condolences can be made on Nickey’s web page at Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.   

Thelma Leigh Johnson
THOMASVILLE — Mrs. Thelma Leigh Johnson, 87, went to be home with her Savior the morning of Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at High Point Regional Hospital.  She was born on June 7, 1925 in Montgomery County, NC, she made a life with her husband, Linville in the Hasty community.  Mrs. Johnson had an unmatched zest for life, and enjoyed traveling, and being on-the-go.  Mrs. Johnson was a member of Zion United Church of Christ and was actively involved in Zion’s Sixty Plus Club for as long as possible.  Mrs. Johnson retired from Hasty Elementary School’s Cafeteria.  Within her church family and community, Mrs. Johnson was known for thanking people with a homemade pie.  Her children and grandchildren will always remember, and miss, her delicious scratch-made biscuits.  Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by her parents, Curt and Ada Johnson, her husband, Linville Johnson, who died in 1977, two brothers, one sister, and her daughter-in-law, Sandra Kiger Johnson.
She is survived by her five children, Lennie Johnson, Bonnie Bodenheimer, Jake Johnson, Kathy Carpenter, Scott Johnson, and their spouses.  Mrs. Johnson is also survived by eleven grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.  Her nieces and nephews, and numerous friends, will miss her as well.
A funeral service will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Zion United Church of Christ with Rev. James Simonds officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  Mrs. Johnson will remain at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville until taken to the church 30 minutes prior to the service.  The family will be at the funeral home on Saturday from 5-7 p.m. and at other times at the home of Lennie and Roxanne.  Memorials may be directed to Zion UCC Building Fund, 130 Hasty School Rd. Thomasville, NC 27360.  On-line condolences may be sent to

Felicia J. Livingston 
HIGH POINT — Ms. Felicia Jenesia  Livingston, 46, went to eternal rest on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at Highsmith Rainey Specialty Hospital in Fayetteville, NC. 
She was born on Feb. 2, 1967, in High Point, NC to the late John Livingston and Margaret Leach Livingston.
She was a graduate of High Point Central High Point, Class of 1985. Felicia was a devoted Certified Nursing Assistant and caretaker for 16 years. She was also a devoted and loving mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She will be deeply missed.
She leaves to cherish her memory, one son, Cordell Livingston of Charlotte, NC; mother, Margaret Livingston of High Point, NC; four sisters, Patricia Livingston, Emilia Livingston both of High Point, NC; Margaret Flowers of Thomasville, NC and Johnnie Mae Livingston of St. Paul, MN; eight aunts, four uncles, one great aunt, one niece, one very special niece, six nephews and a very special friend; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 716 Leonard Avenue, High Point, NC. The family will receive friends at the church from 1:30 p.m. until 2 p.m.  Interment will follow at Oakwood Memorial Park, High Point, NC.
Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc., High Point, NC. Online condolences may be made to the Livingston family at

Albert S. “Butch” Morgan III
HIGH ROCK LAKE — Albert S. Morgan III (Butch Morgan), 65, passed away peacefully Feb. 21, 2013, at his High Rock Lake home with his daughter by his side. He took his last breath overlooking the lake where he lived and loved so very much. His final day he was surrounded by family and friends that Butch had touched in some small way throughout his life.
Butch was born Feb. 22, 1947, to Albert S. Morgan Jr. and Margaret (Floyd) Morgan. He is survived by his mother Margaret Morgan, his loving daughter Laurie (Squeak), grandson Bradley Hunt,  granddaughters, Nicole Monk, Brandi Monk, and Tiffany Monk. He was preceded in death by his father Albert S. Morgan Jr. and brother Chuck Morgan.
At the family’s request, a memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 2nd, at 2 p.m. at the family home. In lieu of  flowers, donations would be greatly appreciated in assisting with final arrangements made to: Laurie Morgan, 192 Riverview Blvd., Lexington, NC 27292

Viola Page
CLEMMONS — Viola Page, 94, died Feb. 22, 2013.
Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Glenn Bradley “Brad” Patterson
HIGH POINT – Glenn Bradley “Brad” Patterson, age 53, a loving husband, father, son, and brother, was called to his heavenly reward Thursday night, Feb. 21st at Hospice Home at High Point, following a courageous twelve months struggle with a brain tumor.
A native and lifelong resident of this area, Brad was born Sept. 14th, 1959, in High Point, a son to Glenn Franklin and Patsy Eady Patterson. He was a 1977 graduate of Allen Jay High School and for the past 18 years worked as a pest control specialist for Pest Management Incorporated in Greensboro. Brad was continually developing his relationship with God and was a devoted member of Tabernacle Baptist Church. An avid sportsman, he was an above average Golfer who always played to win. Brad was also  a friend of Bill W. 
Brad is survived by his wife of nine years, Donna Lee Draughn Patterson of the home; his daughter, Meredith Patterson of the home; son, Noel Clark of the home; his parents, Glenn Franklin and Patsy Eady Patterson and his sister, Kathy Pegram Waller and her husband John of Archdale.
Funeral services to celebrate Brad’s life will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Tabernacle Baptist Church with the Reverend Casey Bradford officiating. Burial will be in Floral Garden Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday at Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point.
Pallbearers will be John Bailey, Tom Hauser, Tim Suits, Alan Buchanan, Thomas Oakes and Eddie Simpson.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church, 3929 Johnson Street, High Point, NC 27265 or 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.     

Howard “Bud” Pierce
BADIN LAKE — Howard “Bud” Franklin Pierce, 86, of Badin Lake, died Feb. 21, 2013, at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Center United Methodist Church.

Viola Cagle McNeill Seagroves
COLFAX — Viola Cagle McNeill Seagroves, 96, died peacefully on Feb. 21, 2013, at River Landing in Colfax, N.C., She lived a wonderful life filled with love, caring and respect for all people.  Viola was born July 20, 1916 in Carthage, N.C., to parents Henry Cleveland and Laler Van Cagle.  She was one of seven children, which included sisters Evelyn, Beatrice, and twin sister Leola, brothers Lindsey, Odell and Norman.
Following her High School graduation, Viola attended Appalachian State Teachers College, where she earned a teaching degree in 1939.  Viola met the love of her life, Alex Lester McNeill during a college break, and they married on August 18, 1940.  They moved to Pittsboro, where Viola began her teaching career in elementary school.   Viola’s teaching profession spanned 34 years in the Chatham County School system.  A born nurturer, Viola provided exceptional love for all of her students.   She continued her relationships with them for many years, corresponding through letters and special occasion cards.  She was a Charter member of the Alpha Delta Kappa teaching sorority.
With great joy, Viola and Mac gave birth to sons, Phil in 1951, Don in 1952, and daughter Kaye in 1958.  Kaye was a special needs child, born with Downs Syndrome, and Viola was forever devoted to her care and happiness.  Viola was a wonderful mother and always put her family’s needs before her own.  Viola and Mac were married for almost 42 years until his death in 1982.
In 1989 Viola remarried William “Bill” Seagroves.  They had eight happy years together until his death in 1997.  Bill was a true “guardian angel,” looking after Viola and Kaye with love and devotion.  Daughter Kaye developed Alzheimer’s disease in 2003.  Viola was attentive to Kaye’s daily care until her death in June, 2005.
In September, 2005, Viola left Pittsboro, her home for 65 years, and moved to River Landing in Colfax, N.C. to be near family. She graciously embraced her new “home” and immersed herself in enriching activities.  She made many wonderful friends and was blessed, living her final years in a happy, caring and fulfilling environment.
Viola was sustained her whole life by her faith in God.  She was a member of First Baptist Church, Carthage, First Baptist Church, Pittsboro ( 65 years), and First Baptist Church, High Point.   She also attended and enjoyed religious services at River Landing.
Survivors include sons, Phil McNeill and wife, Nancy of Colfax; Don McNeill and wife, Alise of Durham; Three granddaughters, Katy McNeill Lanz and husband Matt of Pittsburgh, Pa; Leslie McNeill Thomas and husband Matt of Greensboro, and Sophie McNeill of Durham;  sisters-in-law, Tommie Cagle of Granite Falls and Lillie Cagle of Carthage.  Viola also cherished many surviving nieces, nephews and their children.
The family extends heartfelt thanks to the outstanding staff and care team at River Landing as well as Hospice of the Piedmont.   Cumby Funeral Services of Eastchester Drive, High Point, is in charge of the arrangements.    
A “Celebration of Life” ceremony will be held in the Multipurpose  room at River Landing, 1515  John Knox Drive, Colfax, on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m.   A family graveside service will be held on Feb. 25 at Cross Hill Cemetery in Carthage, N.C.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Viola’s memory may be given to Baptist Children’s Homes of N.C., Inc., PO Box 338, Thomasville, NC  27360 , N.C. Special Olympics, or the Alzheimer’s Association.    2200 Gateway Centre Blvd., Ste 201, Morrisville, NC  27560 or Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC  27262  or Alzheimers Association of North Carolina, 742 North Main Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526.  Online condolence may be made on Mrs. Seagroves’ memorial page at  Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.

Charlie Sparrow
HIGH POINT — Mr. Charlie Wilson Sparrow, 76, a resident of Academy St., died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at the Hospice Home at High Point.  He was born on Feb. 1, 1937, in Guilford County to Harrison Brown and Hazel Sparrow.  He retired from Carrick Furniture in High Point and was affiliated and attended several Pentecostal churches in the area.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sammie Eddinger Sparrow on April 30, 2011, whom he married April 20, 1956; and a daughter, Cheryl Janine Sparrow.
Surviving is his son, Reverend Wendell Sparrow and wife Dedri of Eden, NC; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville with Rev. Wendell Sparrow and Dr. Masten Love officiating.  Interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will be at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon from 3–4:30 p.m.  Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Dr. High Point, NC 27262.  On-line condolences may be sent to

Buck Tussey
LEXINGTON — Buck Ivan Tussey, 92, of Old Salisbury Road, died Feb. 22, 2013, at Alston Brook Nursing Center.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel.