Obituaries March 1, 2013

Feb. 28, 2013 @ 11:08 PM

Cleetus Arthur        
LEXINGTON — Cleetus Edward Arthur, age 67, of Glendale Road, passed away early Thursday February 28, 2013, at his home. The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Freedom Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Mountain View Memorial Gardens in Denton. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013, at Davidson Funeral Home.


Ace Arthur Hultquist
HIGH POINT — Ace Arthur Hultquist, 56, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at his residence. Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale are pending.


Mildred McCraw Hutson
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Mildred McCraw Hutson, 88, resident of High Point died February 27, 2013, at Hospice of Catawba Valley.
Mrs. Hutson was born August 3, 1924, in N. Wilkesboro, a daughter of the late William Alexander and Cue Eliza Comer McCraw.  She was a resident of High Point most of her life and was a former member of Archdale First Baptist Church.  She was retired from Indian Head Hosiery Mill. Her husband, Jerry Ray Hutson, survives of Hickory.
Also surviving is a son, William L. Hutson and wife Crystal of Hickory; and two grandchildren, Danielle Herman and Dillon Hutson.
Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of the Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale with Rev. Jeff Dawkins officiating.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.  Interment will follow at Booneville Cemetery.  On-line condolences may be made through


Clifton Dale Johnson
THOMASVILLE — Clifton Dale Johnson, 64, died Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at Thomasville Medical Center. Memorial services will be announced later. Professional Services entrusted to Prominence Funeral Home, Thomasville, N.C.


Fred Joyce
HIGH POINT — Fred Norman Joyce of Pennybyrn at Maryfield, died on Thursday, February 28. He was born on the 21st day of January, 1928, near Madison, N.C., son of Hiram W. Joyce and Nannie Gann Joyce.
After graduating from high school, he received an Accounting Degree from Kings Business College in Greensboro and became a Civil Service employee working at the Overseas Replacement Depot in Greensboro. He entered Wake Forest College in the fall of 1945. His college attendance was interrupted by his volunteering for service in the U.S. Army in July 1946.  He served for approximately 15 months as a clerk in the Battalion Headquarters of the 24th division of the Army of Occupation in Japan at Camp Hakata, near Fukuoka. He returned to Wake Forest College beginning in January 1948, majoring in Business Administration and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in June 1950. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in his senior year and was a charter member of the Omicron Delta chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity.
After graduation he moved to High Point and was with Curtis Smithdeal Inc. Realtors until June 1985 at which time he sold his interest in the firm and began work with the firm of Chambers & Price Realtors, working there until he retired in July 1995, after serving 45 years in the real estate profession in High Point.
He was a graduate of the Realtors Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He served as president of the High Point Board of Realtors in 1964 and was awarded a lifetime membership in the board after his retirement. He compiled and wrote the history of the High Point Board of Realtors, and in 2001 he was elected to the High Point Regional Association of Realtors “Hall of Fame”.
He was a member of the High Point Rotary Club since 1954, serving on various committees and was a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow.  He was a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, serving on the various committees including the Associate Board and Senior Board of the church. He and his wife were longtime members of the Chancel Choir.
After retirement, he volunteered with the Communities in School program. He also was a volunteer fundraiser for the Junior League of High Point for the preservation of the Briles House.
He married Mary Elizabeth (Mary Lib) Clark on December 15, 1951, who preceded him in death in June 2012. He is also survived by two sons, David Clark Joyce and his wife Barbara, and James Stuart Joyce and his wife Deanna, who reside in High Point, as well as two grandchildren, Robert James Joyce of Greensboro and Kyrie Elizabeth Joyce of New York City.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church with the Reverend Dr. J. Alexander Ward and the Reverend Steven Joyce officiating. A private committal service will be held in the family plot at Oakwood Municipal Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the Asbury Room one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Junior League of High Point, 1103 N. Main St., High Point, NC 27262 for the renovation of the Briles House or to the High Point Regional Association of Realtors HPRAR Foundation Fund, 1830 Eastchester Drive, High Point, NC 27265.
Online condolences may be made on Mr. Joyce’s memorial page at Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.


Rebecca Jane McCurry
CHERRYVILLE — Rebecca Jane McCurry, 83, of 500 Pine Grove Avenue, died Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at her home. Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, at First Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Cherryville City Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the funeral service at the church from 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. Condolences may be made to


Steven Owens
DENTON — Thomas Steven Owens, age 50, died Monday, February 25 at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Briggs Funeral Home in Denton is assisting the Owens family. Online condolences may be sent to


Fred Weldon Reavis
HIGH POINT — Fred Weldon Reavis, 85, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at his residence with his family by his side. He was the loving husband of Aliene (Carter) Reavis, to whom he was married for 60 years.
Mr. Reavis was born August 23, 1927, in Lexington, NC, a son of the late Rual Claude and Amy Elizabeth (Trogdon) Reavis. He was a former truck drive for Fredrickson Trucking Line and Johnson Trucking Line prior to becoming a shipping clerk at V&E Components for 11 years.
He was a faithful member of Trinity Heights Wesleyan Church.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend who would go out of his way to provide to those he cherished, as well as strangers in need. He enjoyed being spontaneous and entertaining friends by playing the guitar, piano, harmonica and singing; and traveling with Aliene out west. He also enjoyed going to the beach, being in nature and all types of cars.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Derek Reavis and his wife Karen of Cary, and David Reavis of Greensboro; a daughter, Drema Hargett and Richard Holder of Myrtle Beach, SC; two grandchildren, Kristin Athens and Jonah Martin Reavis; three sisters, Ruth Kimble of Biscoe, NC, Ethel Carter of High Point and Pansy Hayworth and her husband, Willie of Thomasville; a brother, Richard Reavis and Rickie of High Point; and several nieces, nephews and friends. He is preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.
A celebration of life service will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2012 at Trinity Heights Wesleyan Church with Rev. Crawford Crenshaw and Rev. James Capps officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Garden Memorial Park. A visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Cumby Family Funeral Service, 206 Trindale Road, Archdale.
The family would like to send a special thank you to the staff of Comfort Keepers In-Home Care, Home Instead Senior Care, and Hospice of High Point for their loving care and support.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Heights Wesleyan Church, 5814 Surrett Dr., Archdale, NC 27263 or to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Dr., High Point, NC 27262.
Online condolences may be left on Mr. Reavis’s memorial page at
Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.


Serenity Aaliya Sanders
HIGH POINT — Infant Serenity Aaliya Sanders went to be with the angels on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at Wake Forrest Baptist Medical Center.  Arrangements are incomplete at this time.  Johnson and Sons Funeral Home, High Point is assisting the family.


Robert Earl Walker
DAYTONA BEACH, FL — Robert Earl Walker, 91 years of age, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of February 1, 2013. Bob, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps, was born in Albany, NY, but spent most of his adult lift in North Carolina & Florida. Bob was married to his loving and devoted wife Jewel, who was by his side for 51 years. He is survived by Jewel, three children, Carolyn, Keith and Richard as well as an extended family of in-laws, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all of whom will keep him close in spirit. May the Four Winds blow you safely home.