Obituaries Feb. 2, 2014

Feb. 01, 2014 @ 04:39 PM

Tan Caviness

RAMSEUR — Tayna “Tan” Loletha Caviness, 56, of Ramseur, died Feb. 1, 2014.
A funeral service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Covenant Christian Church.

Arlen Dunsworth
ASHEBORO — Arlen Dale Dunsworth, 54, died Jan. 31, 2014. 
Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Bill Froelich III
SALISBURY — William “Bill” Earle Froelich III, 72, of Salisbury, died Jan. 27, 2014, at Forsyth Medical Center with family by his side.
A Life Celebration Service will be held at 4 p.m. Feb. 14 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 4260 Clinard Road, in Clemmons. The memorial burial service will be held at noon Feb. 15 at Forsyth Memorial Cemetery Mausoleum at 3771 Yadkinville Road in Winston-Salem.

Elmer Charles Proctor
HIGH POINT — Mr. Elmer Charles Proctor, 94, of Johnson Rd. went home to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at the Hospice Home at High Point.
He was born on Oct. 24, 1919, in Davidson County to Tom and Bessie Proctor and had made his home in this area for his entire life. He was a retired farmer and home builder. He was a longtime member of Shady Grove United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Lavata Babson and Virginia White, and brothers, Bobby Proctor, McKinley Proctor, Clyde Proctor, and R. V. Proctor. On Nov. 5, 1938, he married the former Thelma Davis who also preceded him in death on Sept. 24, 2006. 
Surviving his daughters, Jewel Brock and husband Virgle, Joyce Cecil and husband Dan and Faye Garrett and husband Tommy all of Johnson Rd.; 10 grandchildren, Lisa Rogers and Chris, Lori Hughes and Jeff, Joy Marcantel and Danny, Tee Garrett and Krysti, Brooks Brock and Crystal, Trent Garrett and Shannon, Lucinda Lee and Ricky, Jill Cecil, Tara Cribb and Mike and Brannon Brock and Jamie; fourteen great-grandchildren Megan Mayhew and Tyler Rogers, Nick and Nicole Hughes, Hunter and Morgan Brock, Cody and Chase Lee, Danielle and Charlie Marcantel, Corey Cecil, Garrett Rich, Raegan Brock, Heather Stamp; two great- great grandchildren, McKinleigh Mayhew, Josh Stamp, sisters, Loraine Saunders, Hazel Whitfield, Arlene Moore, and Maxine Robbins ( Eddie).
Funeral services for Mr. Proctor will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at Shady Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Joe Westfall and Rev. Jeremy Pegram officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mr. Proctor will remain at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home “Wallburg Chapel,” 10301 N. NC Hwy. 109 Winston Salem, until placed in the church thirty minutes before the service.  
Online condolences may be sent to the Proctor family at www.jcgreenandsons.com . The family would like to send a special thanks to Hospice of the Piedmont for all of their special care for Mr. Proctor during his final illness.

Jerry Proffitt
Fort Worth, TEXAS – Jerry Proffitt, 70, passed away peacefully at home with family on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.
Memorial service: 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, Texas.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, 3401 Bellaire Drive South, Fort Worth, Texas 76109.
Jerry was born in Sept. 8, 1943, in Bluefield, West Virginia, to Louie Edward and Virginia Mae Baldwin Proffitt, but was raised in High Point, North Carolina, where he graduated from High Point University. He was a career educator, marketing educational products and teaching in the classroom. He was a true Renaissance Man, pursuing interests in music, art, literature, science, math, languages, history, and theater. He retired from teaching in 2006, but remained a lifelong learner, studying Latin as well as preparing study guides and learning materials for students. He was an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church, in particular, the Education For Ministry program and the Cursillo Movement.
Survivors: wife Sally Pruett Proffitt, daughter Elizabeth Proffitt Johnson, son-in-law David Johnson, and grandson Samuel Johnson.

Eleni Zourdou Varelas
DURHAM — Eleni Zourdou Varelas passed away peacefully Saturday in Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center following a brief illness.
She was born Dec. 10, 1950, in Sparta, Greece and came to America with her beloved aunt at the age of 10 to live with her in Chicago. Eleni later married her neighbor in Greece, Dr. Dimitris Varelas, and moved to North Carolina, where her children, John Peter and Georgina, were born and raised.
Eleni leaves her husband, Dimitris Varelas, M.D. and her children, John Varelas of Raleigh and Georgina Varelas of Cary.
Eleni was a devoted wife and mother, and will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her.
The funeral liturgy will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday from St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church in Durham. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Friends may visit 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, with the Trisagion litany said at 7 p.m. Gifts in Eleni’s memory may be made to St. Barbara’s Church, 8306 Hwy 751, Durham 27713. On-line memorials: hallwynne.com.

Charles “Charlie” Lawrence White
JAMESTOWN — Charles “Charlie” Lawrence White, beloved husband and cherished father, took the next step in his spiritual journey on Jan. 30, 2014, at the age of 78. Pneumonia took his worldly life while battling Alzheimer’s disease.
His loving wife of 52 years, Sarah, survives, Charles. Two daughters also survive him; Angie Schrock and her husband, Larry of Colfax, N.C., Renee White and her close friend Jim Meeker, of Mocksville, N.C. His sister, Marsha Hall and brother, Robert White, also survive.
A memorial visitation will be held 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Monday Feb. 3, 2014, at Jamestown United Methodist Church, followed by a celebration of life at 11 a.m. with Reverend Jim Watford officiating.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the wonderful staff at Graybrier Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Trinity who provided Charles and his family such compassionate care.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to your favorite charity or the Adult Center for Enrichment (ACE) of Greensboro or the Jamestown United Methodist Church, where Charles joyously sang in the choir. Participation in both enriched and blessed Charles’ life.
Online condolences may be made to Charlie’s memorial page at www.cumbyfuneral.com. Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point.