Obituaries, August 4, 2013

Aug. 03, 2013 @ 06:33 PM

John Richard Furr
HIGH POINT -— John Richard Furr, 94, died peacefully on July 28, 2013, at Greensboro Manor. He was born to the late John Clarence and Lula May Davis Furr on June 24, 1919, in High Point. John was devoted to his wife of 66 years, Kathleen, who preceded him in death. He loved his family, the Lord and his church. John was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II. He started his career as a truck driver for Railway Express in High Point and then became a branch manager for U.S. Plywood Corp., in Roanoke Va., which was Champion International and is now International Paper. John proudly completed his GED at age 75.  He loved woodworking, reading, watching ACC football and basketball and Atlanta Braves baseball. John was a member of  the High Point Friends Meeting, First United Methodist Church of Salem, Va., and Christ United Methodist Church in High Point.
John is survived by his sons, Richard M. Furr and wife Lana J. of Advance, N.C., Rodney P. Furr and wife Dianne R. of Salem, Va.; grandchildren, R. Michael Furr and wife Dr. Sarah Squire, David A. Furr and wife Carrie P., Jeffery T. Furr and wife Kathy C., and Cydney R. Bennett and husband J. Aaron Bennett. He is also survived by great-grandchildren, Paul Miller Furr, Matthew Richardson Furr, Sarah Elizabeth Furr, Sebastian Furr, Anders Emerson Bennett and many nieces and nephews.
A special thanks to the staffs of Greensboro Manor, Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro.
A memorial service will be on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, 2 p.m. at Sechrest Funeral Chapel in High Point with a visitation one hour prior.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Endowment Fund, First United Methodist Church, 125 W. Main St., Salem, VA 24153, or Hospice & Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27405.
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Ruby Grubb
THOMASVILLE —  Ruby Haynes Grubb, 89, of Piedmont Crossing, formerly of Lexington, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. Funeral will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel.

Hazel “Tom” Hailey
HIGH POINT — Mr. Hazel “Tom” Hailey, 80, passed on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at High Point Regional Hospital. He was born on June 29, 1933, in Union County, N.C., to the late Fred Hailey and Ola Lee Faulkner Hailey. He was preceded in death by two daughters, one grandson, two brothers and two sisters.
He leaves behind to share his memories, one son, Thomas (Mary) Hailey of Stanley, N.C.; two sisters, Letha Roberts of Lakeland, Fla., and Christine Blakeney of Wingate, N.C.; one brother, Espy Hailey of Wingate, N.C.; two grandchildren, a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at 3 p.m. at First Emmanuel Baptist Church, 833 Leonard Ave. The family will receive friends at the church from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m.
Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service Inc.
Online condolences may be made to the Hailey family at

Carolyn Hart
HIGH POINT — Carolyn Setzer Hart, 73, of High Point, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at High Point Regional Hospital.
A celebration of life service will be held 4 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, 1015 Eastchester Drive.

Rachel Holmes
GREENSBORO — Rachel Louise Holmes, 76, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. 
A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Calvary Baptist Church in McLeansville, with visitation at 6 p.m.
Triad Cremation Society & Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Jacqueline R. Hutchinson
THOMASVILLE — Jacqueline R. Hutchinson passed away Aug. 2, 2013, at Pine Ridge Rehabilitation Center in Thomasville, N.C.
Jacqueline was born in Davidson County on Nov. 23, 1924, to the late Ernest Roberts and Callie Troxler Roberts. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Chick Hutchinson and a son, Robert Dale Brown.
After 50 years of service, “Jackie” as she was known by family and friends, retired from Kaby Mills. While there, she made many friends and loved to cook and take food to them. 
She is survived by her daughter, Glenda B Hamrick and her husband, Harry R Hamrick of Thomasville; one beloved granddaughter, Monica Lynn Schmidt and her husband, Dana Schmidt of Graham, N.C.  She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed.
The family will receive friends on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at Thomasville Funeral Home from noon to 1:30 p.m. A graveside service celebrating Jacqueline’s life will be held on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Holly Hill Memorial Park with pastor Steve Jarvis officiating.
The family would like to thank everyone who helped in the care of our mother and grandmother at Pine Ridge Rehabilitation Center and also Hospice of Davidson County for all the kindness, prayers and understanding shown during the sickness of our dear beloved mother and grandmother.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Hospice of Davidson County at 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292 or Colonial Baptist Church Children’s School at 6792 Welborn Road, Trinity, NC 27370.
Written condolences for Jacqueline R. Hutchinson may be made at      

Betty Lohr
LEXINGTON — Betty Mae Lohr, 75, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at 2 p.m. at New Grace Baptist Church in Thomasville.
Thomasville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Bobby Ray Marsh
ARCHDALE — Mr. Bobby Ray Marsh, 77, resident of Archdale, died Aug. 2, 2013, at Hospice Home at High Point.
Mr. Marsh was born Jan. 1, 1936, in Surry County, a son to the late Gilmer Cleave and Della Jane Nichols Marsh. He was a resident of this area all his life and had worked at Allred Metal and Stamp.  His first wife, Naomi “Sister” Lee Marsh preceded him in death in 2000. He was also preceded by a son, Barry Ray Marsh, brother, Odell Marsh, and sisters, Creola Day and Jane Moody.  In 2001 he married his second wife, Robin Lee Myers Marsh, who survives of Archdale.
Also surviving are two daughters, Sandra Smithers and husband Billy of Archdale and Tammy Moore and husband Dan of Mayodan; a step-daughter, Crystal Bowman of Asheboro; and several nieces, nephews and grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Floral Garden Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service and other times at 4700 Roby Drive in Archdale.  Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale is assisting the family.  On-line condolences may be made through

George Ernest White Jr.
HIGH POINT — George Ernest White Jr., 79, of High Point, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2013.
Born March 30, 1934, in Surry County to the late George White Sr. and Inis Miles White, Ernest worked as a sheet metal worker for most of his life. He was a member of Whispering Hope Baptist Church and was a Mason. He also enjoyed gardening. In addition to his parents, Ernest is predeceased by his brother, Ronnie White.
Ernest is survived by wife, Virginia White of the home; four stepchildren; two sisters; and one brother.
A celebration of Ernest’s life will be held Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at 7 p.m. at Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale, with pastor Jeff Morgan officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 5:45 p.m. to  6:45 p.m. Interment will follow on Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. at Parklawn Memorial Park, Hampton Va.
Online condolences may be made to Ernest’s memorial page at  Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.

Dorothy Geraldine “Gerry” Knight Williams
HIGH POINT — Dorothy Geraldine “Gerry” Knight Williams went home to be with her Lord on Aug. 2, 2013.  She was born on Aug. 20, 1920, to Henry Lake and Maude Viola Charles Knight in Winston-Salem, N.C.  She married Edward Franklin Williams Jr. on Jan. 20, 1946, and he preceded her in death on their 60th wedding anniversary.
She was a charter member of the Deep River Extension Homemakers Club for over 50 years.  She was a member of Deep River Church of Christ in High Point, N.C.
She loved to sew, quilt and make afghans. She had the talent as a seamstress to look at current fashion trends in clothing and was able to duplicate those designs without a pattern. 
She loved to travel and experience other cultures.  She traveled to Europe on two occasions and went on the last Lee Klinird’s European Tour.
Surviving are her daughter Ellen Williams of High Point, cousins Loretta Walker, Norman and Jimmy Moore, all of Winston-Salem and Bill Knotts of Templeville, Md.
Visitation will be held on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at Sechrest Funeral Service located at 1301 E. Lexington Ave, High Point, N.C. from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. at Deep River Friends Meeting 5300 W. Wendover Ave. High Point, N.C.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Capital Campaign Fund, Deep River Church of Christ 1214 Eastchester Ave. High Point, NC.