Obituaries, October 8, 2013
Fable Lee Foster Byrd
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Fable Lee Foster Byrd, 93, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at Westchester Manor.
Mrs. Byrd was born Feb. 22, 1920 in Clarksville, Va., a daughter of John Thomas and Lucy Irene Foster. She was a member of First Wesleyan Church. She was married to Gaither Byrd, who preceded her in death in 1972. She was also preceded in death by five sisters and three brothers.
Fable, a loving mother and grandmother, is survived by a daughter, Glenda Burns (Bruce, decease) of High Point; a son Alan Byrd (Marie) of Greensboro; two granddaughters, Allee Byrd Harrell (Jon Charles) and Susanna; one great-granddaughter, Emmarie Harrell; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point, with Dr. David Keith and Mr. Jerry Farlow officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday evening in Cumby Funeral Service from 6 until 8 p.m.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont , 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262 or to Alzheimer’s Association, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215.
Online condolences may be made to www.cumbyfuneral.com. Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.
HIGH POINT — Kenneth “Ken” Roy Clark, 79, of High Point, died Oct. 6, 2013, at Triad Health and Rehabilitation Center. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point is assisting the family.
Tony Harris Sr.
TRINITY — Tony Harris Sr., 51, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013.
Triad Cremation Society & Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
LEXINGTON — Darrell Reece Hedrick, 79, of S. County Home Road, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at Lexington Medical Center.
Funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Cid United Methodist Church. Burial with military honors will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Davidson Funeral Home.
LEXINGTON — William “Shorty” Hicks, 66, of Bryant Road died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. Funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Hughes Grove Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. today at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville.
Susan Kay Leonard Justice
THOMASVILLE — Mrs. Susan Kay Leonard Justice, 57, a resident of Arthur Drive, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at the Henry Etta & Bruce Hinkle Hospice House. She was born on June 29, 1956, in Davidson County, N.C., to Joe Leonard and the late Penny Shew Stokley. She worked in management for Dollar General and was a member of Carolina Memorial Baptist Church. She was active with the Memorial Day Services in Thomasville. She was preceded in death by her mother, Penny Shew Stokley.
Surviving are her father, Joe Leonard of Thomasville; two sisters, Heather Flynt and husband Jason and Rebecca Brandyberry and husband Christian, all of High Point; and two brothers, Joe Leonard Jr. and wife Debbie of Jacksonville, N.C., and Gary Leonard and fiancée Tracie Thomas of Lexington.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Carolina Memorial Baptist Church with the Rev. Bynum Orr officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Justice 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 Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. and at other times at the home of her father, Joe, 120 Harmon Drive, Thomasville. Memorials may be directed to Carolina Memorial Baptist Church, 422 Liberty Drive, Thomasville, NC 27360. Online condolences may be sent to www.jcgreenandsons.com.
TRINITY — Veronica Mary Jones Kearns, 68, of Windemere Circle, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at her home.
A memorial Mass will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8 at Our Lady of the Highways Catholic Church. J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville is in charge of arrangements.
Thelma Grace McCoy Lundy
WOODLAWN, Va. —Thelma Grace McCoy Lundy, age 92, Woodlawn, Va., died at the Forsyth Medical Center, Winston Salem, N.C. Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013.
Mrs. Lundy was born March 17, 1921, in Williamson, W. Va., to John Lee and Callie Harmon McCoy She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Lundy.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Jim Spicer, Hillsville, Va.; sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Mary Lundy, Woodlawn, Va., Cecil Lundy, Woodlawn, Va., David and Carolyn Lundy, High Point, N.C.; sisters, Callie Mae Secrest, Fredericksburg, Va. and Carmen McPherson, Shepherdstown, W. Va; grandchildren, Jeff and Belinda Lundy, Ricky and Diane Lundy, Brent and Angela Lundy, Sharon and Charlie Brumfield, Kevin and Stacey Lundy, Joseph Spicer and Kirk and Becky Spicer; five great-grandchildren also survive.
The funeral service will be held Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, Carrollton Pike, with burial to follow at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Cranberry. Officiating minister will be Pastor John Grimm. Flowers will be appreciated or donations may be made to Mt. Olivet Cemetery Fund or Mt. Olivet United Methodist Building Fund, c/o of Alice Summers, 82 Falcon Drive, Woodlawn, VA 24381. A guest book is available online at www.vaughanguynn.com
Jane Kearns Marlowe
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Jane Kearns Marlowe passed away Sunday, Oct. 7, 2013, with her family by her side. Jane was born September 1937 in High Point, N.C., and lived here most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Amos and Louise Kearns and is survived by her brother, Amo. She attended High Point’s renowned Mrs. Vorheese’s kindergarten, “Little Red School House” lower school, Ferndale Middle School, and graduated high school from Salem Academy with her sister-in-law, Gayle Kearns. Jane attended college at Duke University and UNC Greensboro. She was married to Dr. James Marlowe of High Point for 54 years. They have three children, Louise, who is married to John Andrews and lives in Charlotte, N.C.; Jane, who is married to Jan Schipper and lives in Greenville, S.C.; and Christopher, who is married to Emily Marlowe and lives in San Francisco, Calif. One of the greatest treasures her children have given her are seven wonderful and happy grandchildren. They have given her special blessings in many ways centered around Easter egg hunts, Mother’s Day celebrations, Fourth of July festivities, family togetherness at Christmas, birthdays and many other special family celebrations.
Jane’s love for her family and her church was always her first and foremost priority. The love relationship with her family goes back to her early childhood with her parents, who raised her in an atmosphere of love and affection. She had a strong and loving relationship with her brother Amo. He always made her feel completely secure and put a smile on her face whenever he was in her presence. She carried that strong influence over into her marriage where she and her husband built a home steeped in caring and love.
Jane was a faithful and devoted member of her church, Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, where she served on the board of directors for several years and served on many committees. Her inherent strength and energy also enabled her to be a community leader in The Junior League of High Point, Girl Scouts of America, United Way and The Red Cross.
Jane had a variety of interests, including snow skiing, tennis, golf, as well as an unlimited love for gardening and flowers. She could put a dead stick in the ground and make it bloom into something beautiful, she had a natural green thumb. Her favorite hymn was “They Hymn of Promise,” which she felt beautifully expressed her love for flowers and nature.
She was very active in book clubs, garden clubs and most notably, The Bridge Club that consisted of a small group of special friends which met monthly for 43 years.
Jane had a strong commitment to her family, had great happiness in her life, loved her husband dearly and was deeply committed to her church and community. Her husband has always stated that she had a tremendous influence on his attitude about life, family, friends and forgiveness.
A special thank-you is extended to the nurses and staff of McEwen House at Pennybyrn at Maryfield. They cared for Jane with compassion and love the last year of her life. The Marlowe family will forever be grateful for their total effort in keeping Jane as comfortable and happy as possible.
A celebration of Jane’s life will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in High Point with Dr. J. Alexander Ward Jr., Bishop Tom Stockton and the Rev. Richard Howle officiating. Visitation will follow the service in the Asbury Room at the church. Memorials may be directed to Pennybyrn at Maryfield, 109 Penny Road, High Point, NC 27260 or to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262 or to Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 1225 Chestnut Drive, High Point, NC 27262.
Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point is assisting the family.
Pauline (Dassa) Nahoum
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Pauline (Dassa) Nahoum, 84, formerly of Bronx, N.Y., passed away Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at Westwood Health and Rehabilitation. She was the loving wife of the late Benjamin Nahoum.
Mrs. Nahoum was born on July 27, 1929, in Bronx, N.Y., a daughter of the late Gabriel and Jenny Dassa. She was a former sales representative for Maytag in New York until her retirement.
She was a member of B’nai Israel Synagogue.
Mrs. Nahoum loved to take daily walks, cook and crochet. She was a volunteer at High Point Regional Hospital for many years were he would make baby bonnets for the new infants to go home in.
She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend who cherished her family above all.
Mrs. Nahoum is survived by three children, Albert Nahoum and his wife, Roberta of Long Island, N.Y., Donna Regina Nahoum of Bronx, N.Y., and Gabriel Nahoum and his wife, Pat of Chula Vista, Calif.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Morris Dassa and his wife, Shelma of Long Island, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Mark Nahoum.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at the Hebrew Cemetery, Old U.S. 311, High Point, with Rabbi Howard Dumont officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4A Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro, NC 27407.
Condolences may be left on Mrs. Nahoum’s memorial page at www.cumbyfuneral.com
Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.
LEXINGTON — Ashley Nicole Parks, 24, of N.C. 150 North, Lexington, died Sunday Oct. 6, 2013
Ffuneral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Friendship United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Davidson Funeral Home.
Charles B. Sebastian
CHAPEL HILL — Charles B. Sebastian, 99, died in Chapel Hill early Thursday morning Oct. 3, 2013.
Mr. Sebastian is survived by his sons in Denmark, Walter Sebastian and wife Karen, and Frederick Sebastian and wife Janna, as well as two grandsons, four great grandchildren, his sister Bettye Wise of Conway, S.C., and numerous nieces and nephews.
The fifth of eight children, Mr. Sebastian was born in Surry County, N.C., to Charles Alexander Sebastian and Etta Holbrook Sebastian. He graduated from High Point public schools and High Point College.
While living in New York City, he was employed by the Paramount Theater Corporation and during World War II served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps in the Pacific then later at the Pentagon before joining the U.S. Department of State. He retired as a vice consul, having been stationed at diplomatic consulates in Nogales, London, Copenhagen, Nairobi, Cairo and Stuttgart.
The family will honor his request for no memorial services. Condolences may be posted on the website for the Cremation Society of the Carolinas at www.cremnc.com.
Pauline Lambeth Simpson
THOMASVILLE — Mrs. Pauline Lambeth Simpson, 92, a resident of 609 Koontz Ave., went to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at the Henry Etta and Bruce Hinkle Hospice House. She was born on Jan. 20, 1921, in Randolph County, N.C., to Alvin Henry Lambeth and Claddie Yates Lambeth. She retired from Carolina Underwear in 1988 and was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Grady Simpson on Oct. 22, 1965; step-mother, Lula Lambeth; brother, James Arthur Lambeth.
Surviving are two sons, Bobby Simpson and wife Nancy of Thomasville and Ricky Simpson and wife Cindy of Lexington; sister, Irene L. Staley of Asheboro; three grandchildren, Michelle Simpson King and husband David of Denton, Sarah Elizabeth Simpson, and Mary Paige Simpson; and great-grandson, Clint David King.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tim Starbuck, the Rev. Bob Briggs, and the Rev. Elton Wilborne officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Simpson will remain at 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 Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. and at other times at the home. Memorials may be directed to Bethel United Methodist Church c/o Jerri Edwards, 915 Ball Park Road, Thomasville, NC 27360. Online condolences may be sent to www.jcgreenandsons.com.
HIGH POINT — Clarence Arthur “Acey” Thomas, 79, of High Point, died Oct. 7, 2013, at High Point Regional Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.
Harvey Turl Underwood Jr.
HIGH POINT — Harvey Turl Underwood Jr., 91, of High Point died Saturday at the Hospice Home at High Point. Born Sept. 11, 1922, in Brilliant, Ohio, he is a son of the late Harvey T. Underwood Sr. and Effie Underwood. He is a veteran of World War II, having served in the US Army Air Corp’s 449 Flying Horsemen. He flew 30 combat missions as a turret gunner. After the war Mr. Underwood operated the Apprentice Program of the Engineers Local No. 66. In his free time he was an avid golfer. Mr. Underwood was preceded in death by a son Harvey Underwood III on May 16, 2005.
Mr. Underwood is survived by his wife of 68 years Etta S. Underwood of the home, one son Michael Underwood and wife Debbie of Simpsonville, S.C., and daughter-in-law Lynne Underwood of Greensboro. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Lisa Swauger and husband Kent of Georgia, Amy Smith of Winston-Salem, Matthew Underwood and wife Stephanie of Jamestown, Michelle Ginn and husband Jeffrey of Anderson, S.C., and Michael Underwood Jr. of Simpsonville, S.C.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated a 11 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas Norris, O.S.F.S celebrant. The family will greet friends in the gathering area one hour prior to the Mass.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262 or PLEC at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 4145 Johnson St., High Point, NC 27265. Online condolences may be made at www.cumbyfuneral.com Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.
Deann Wood, 67, of California died Oct. 7, 2013. Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service of High Point.