Obituaries Feb. 5, 2014

Feb. 04, 2014 @ 07:37 PM

Charlotte M. Key
ASHEBORO — Mrs. Charlotte Moore Key, 84, of Asheboro, NC, died Monday, February 3, 2014. A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, February 6, 2014, at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the memorial service. Arrangements by Ridge Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

David Eugene White
LEXINGTON — On January 30, 2014, David E. White, of Lexington went home to be with the lord. He was born February 26, 1957, in Farmville, Virginia, to Frank Eugene and Evelyn Saltz White. He graduated in 1975 from Prince Edward Academy where he played football, baseball, basketball, and golf. After graduation, he served in the US Navy, and for the past 17 years has been with Superior Residential Services.
He was married April 6, 1991, to Candace Osborn White. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He loved sports, especially Carolina Basketball. He was proceeded in death by his father.
David is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, two daughters Nichole White of Fayetteville and Jessica Marie White of Lexington, a son Michael White of Norman, three grandchildren, Mathew Dean, Luna Pisciotta, and Olivia White, and a sister Nancy Rowsey of High Point.
There will be a Memorial Service at Welch Memorial United Methodist Church, (2405 Bellemeade St. High Point, NC 27263,) on Thursday, February 6 at 6 p.m. Officiating will be Pastor Frank Jarvis and Donna Friddle. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society by going to, or make checks payable to the American Cancer Society.

Betty Jean Southern Stultz
ARCHDALE —Mrs. Betty Jean Southern Stultz, 73, passed away Monday, February 3, 2014, at her residence with her family by her side. She was the loving wife of Lonnie F. Stultz to whom she was married to for 56 years.
Mrs. Stultz was born on May 27, 1940, in Stokes County, a daughter of the late Ivey Lee and Ethel Kieser Southern. She was a former seamstress for Carson’s until retirement and prior to that of Thomasville Bus for over 14 years.
She enjoyed gardening, cooking and baking the best fried apple pies, but most of all she loved spending time with her grandson, and watching every home baseball game he played in.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Stultz is survived by a son, Lonnie Wayne Stultz and his companion, Renee Henderson of Trinity; a daughter, Kathy Lewallen of Thomasville; a grandson, Cody Lewallen of High Point; and a sister in law, Patricia Stultz of Archdale.
A celebration of life memorial service will be 7 p.m. Friday, February 7, 2014, at the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, 206 Trindale Road, Archdale, with Pastor Bryan Rush officiating. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, 27262.
Online condolences may be left on Mrs. Stultz’s memorial page at
Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.

Elizabeth Pegram Walker
BURLINGTON — Mrs. Elizabeth Pegram Walker, 86, of 3914 Calvin Court, Burlington, passed away on Monday, February 3, 2014, at The Twin Lakes Community.
She was born April 24, 1927, in High Point, North Carolina, to Ransom Bynum Pegram and Lula Smitherman Pegram. She was an alumna of Guilford College and High Point University. She graduated from The Barbizon School of Fashion Design in New York City.
Elizabeth was married on December 23, 1950, to Paul C. Walker of Winston Salem, North Carolina.
In Winston Salem she was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church, the John Wesley Clay Sunday School class and the United Methodist Women. She was also active as a troop leader in the Girl Scouts and the Westmore Hills Women’s Club.
After moving to Burlington she was a member of the Davis Street United Methodist Church, a Sunday school teacher and served on many committees. She was active in many organizations including the Alamance County Arts Association, the Alamance County Historical Museum where she was a docent and The Burlington Artists League. She also owned and operated the Antiques-Arts Shoppe for 16 years.
Elizabeth was a wonderful wife, loving mother and a Christian who loved her Lord. She had many dear friends and enjoyed life. We will miss her greatly.
Elizabeth, “Lib,” is survived by her husband of 63 years, Paul Walker of the home; a daughter, Beth Thomas and her husband John of High Point; two sons, Dr. Paul “Chip” Walker and his wife Cindy of Hendersonville and David Walker of Mebane; five grandchildren; Jeff Thomas (wife Natalie) of Greensboro, Jenny Sandbulte (husband Zach) of Durham, Emily Miller (husband Alex) of Raleigh, Stephen Walker and Marilee Walker of Hendersonville; two great-grandchildren; Harper Elizabeth Sandbulte and Lanie Claire Thomas.
She is also survived by her sisters Dorothy Culler (husband Roy) of High Point, Betty Jean Herring (husband Jack) of Boulder, CO; and predeceased by her sister, the late Margie Beck of Orlando, FL.
A memorial service in loving memory of Elizabeth will be held in the Foley Chapel at the Twin Lakes Community on Thursday, February 6 at 2 p.m. Officiating will be Father Mark Wm. Menees The family will receive friends in the Terrace Dining Room after the service.
Memorials may be made to Davis Street United Methodist Church, 606 East Davis Street, Burlington, NC 27215, Alamance Caswell Hospice, 918 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215 or Twin Lakes Community, 3701 Wade Coble Drive, Burlington, NC 27215.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Twin Lakes and Hospice for the excellent and loving care given to Elizabeth.
Rich & Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service in Burlington is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be offered at

Richard Moore
HIGH POINT — Richard Moore, 42, died on Tuesday, February 4, 2014. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society, Inc.

David Jones
GREENSBORO — David Ernest Jones, 76, a former long time resident of High Point, passed away Saturday, February 1, 2014, at the Golden Living Center after a short period of declining health.
David was born in High Point on October 31, 1937, the only child of the late William (Ernest) Jones and Mary Dennis Jones. David was a graduate of High Point College where he was a member of Alpha Phi Omega and earned a degree in Business Administration in 1962. He worked for Burlington Industries and for the City of High Point. He was a long time member of the Green Street Baptist Church.
Survivors include cousins.
A Celebration of David’s Life will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Davis Funerals and Cremations Chapel by the Rev. Frank Hensley. Burial will follow in Mechanicsville Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Donations made in David’s memory to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made at

Sharon Farris
HIGH POINT — Sharon Worley Farris, 53, passed away unexpectedly Monday, February 3, 2014.
Sharon was born in Newark, OH, February 2, 1961. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Jane Manuel and a daughter, Susie Hannah. Sharon was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who enjoyed taking care of people.
Surviving are her husband, Fred Farris; daughter, Christy Caddell; a son, Carlus Hannah; two brothers, Mark and Buck Manuel; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
A Celebration of Sharon’s Life will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. in the Davis Funerals and Cremations by Pastor Tony Caddell. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 3 until 4. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be made at

Rosemary Ives
KERNERSVILLE — Rosemary Ives, 90, passed away Friday, January 31, 2014, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born February 12, 1923, in Richmond, VA, to the late Layton M. and Mary Kavanagh Ives. Miss Ives was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. She was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during WWII. She retired from the Department of Social Security. Preceding her in death were three brothers, Layton M. Ives, Jr., Martin B. Ives, and Richard H. Ives. Surviving is a sister, Therese Armstrong (Linwood); 10 nieces and nephews, Kathy Boette (David), Dyke Armstrong (Lynn), Martin Armstrong (Laura), David Armstrong (Jan), Mike Armstrong (Stacey), Layton Ives (Patty), Eddie Ives, Betty West (Lynn), Martin Ives (Jean), and Jean Marie Clossey; also surviving are several great nieces and nephews. A memorial mass will be held 2  p.m. Saturday, February 8, 2014, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in High Point, NC, with Father Vincent Smith officiating. An inurnment will follow at the church columbarium. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675. Online condolences may be made at

Todd Martinez
SUMMERFIELD — Todd David Martinez, age 49, passed away on Sunday February 2, 2014, in Summerfield. Todd was born November 3, 1964, to Loretta Martinez in Clark County Nevada and grew up in Oakland and Hayward California. As a young man, he served proudly in the US Coast Guard and the United States Naval Reserves. Todd worked as a fireman and paramedic in Alameda County, California, before moving to High Point, NC with his first wife Kelli. Todd started working at the High Point Fire Department as a Firefighter in 1997 and was also a part-time Paramedic with the Guilford County Emergency Services. He served as president of the International Firefighters Association Local 673 Post.
Todd lived his life with passion and enthusiasm for absolutely everything. He was extremely dedicated to his profession and performed his duties with diligence, compassion, and empathy. Because of his devotion and commitment, Todd will have a lasting impact on so many lives. He was a humble man who never wanted or expected anything in return for his gracious behavior and commitment to society.
Todd lived life to the fullest and had strongly held views on just about every subject. He was an ardent supporter of the Republican Party yet was also a strong advocate for organized labor and was head of a local Labor Union. Todd was a devout Catholic and his faith guided his life. He had a strong presence and influence as a faithful member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in High Point. He fervently believed in the importance of family and has helped build the next generation of society by instilling faith, confidence, and perseverance in his children.
Todd was an amazing joker and enjoyed nothing more than making others laugh. He loved anything and everything to do with model trains, cycling, scuba/snorkeling, and hunting-shooting sports. He was well-known in the neighborhood for his Halloween bonfire, a surprising activity for a fireman but at least we could be confident that the neighbors were not in danger!
Todd is now with his Heavenly Father. He leaves behind a host of dedicated friends as well as brothers in firefighting and extended families on the East and West coasts. His passing leaves a void that cannot be filled. He will be sorely missed by his mother Loretta, his devoted children, Bryce, Ryan, Mitchell, and Rachel, and his loving wife Melanie.
“You will be missed, ‘my love.’ ” - Melanie
Family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday February 6, 2014, at Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 7, 2014, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in High Point with Reverend Vincent E. Smith, OSFS as celebrant.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Todd’s name to VIP for a VIP 2406 Farm Gate Road Brown Summit, NC 27214
Online condolences may be made through

Carroll Boyd Bunn
ARCHDALE — Mr. Carroll Boyd Bunn, 86, of Archdale, died Monday, February 3, 2014.
Carroll was born December 3, 1927, to the late Garlan and Minnie Hall Bunn. He worked for 50 years in maintenance for Adams Woodturning. In 1950, Carroll married the former Dorothy Livengood, who precedes him in death. He was also an ordained deacon and charter member of Landmark Baptist Church. In addition to his wife, Carroll is preceded in death by granddaughters, Angel Dill and Lisa Dill; brothers, Ray Bunn, Glendi Bunn, and Otis Bunn; and sisters, Annie Lee Leonard and Esta Faye Cox.
Carroll is survived by daughter, Brenda Peele and husband Sammy; granddaughter, Dana Davis and husband Brian; grandson, Mitchell Dill and wife Amanda; great-grandchildren, Carson Davis, Bella Dill, and Chase Davis; brothers, Elwood Bunn and Harry Bunn; and sisters, Dora Marie Davis and Mary Joyce Banks.
A celebration of Carroll’s life will be held Thursday, February 6, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Landmark Baptist Church with Reverend Amos Mashburn officiating. Interment will follow at Floral Garden Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Wednesday, February 5, 2013, from 6  – 8 pm at Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Graybrier for their wonderful care of Carroll.
Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.

Alfred Douglas Jr.
HIGH POINT — Mr. Alfred Isaac Douglas Jr. , age 71, of High Point, departed this earthly journey on Thursday, January 30, 2014, peacefully at his home. He was born to Alfred Douglas and Floeva Marshall Dawkins in Morven, NC, on August 27, 1942.
He attended the public schools in High Point and later become employed with Kinsey Mechanical Company as a sheet medalist and an electrician.
Alfred known to many relatives and friends as “Pig” or “Pops.” He never met a stranger and was always willing to help others. His many talents included  working on cars, cutting grass or simply cooking. He met and married the love of his life, Shirley Strickland Douglas. They were blessed with five children from this union. The generosity of Alfred and his wife has gained several neighborhood children as their own.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Alfred D. Douglas Jr.; one daughter, Nancy G. Douglas; one brother and mother-in-law, Essie Strickland Murrell.
He leaves to cherish his memories; his loving wife of 36 years, Mrs. Shirley Douglas of the home; one son, Alfonso Strickland of the home; two daughters, Elder Brenda Lee Dixon and Tammie (Richard) Gibson of High Point; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, George (Mary) Douglas and Lee Ervin Livingston both of High Point; four sisters, Florence Johnson, Catherine McCollum, Annie Cooper and Deloris Covington all of High Point; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, other relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at First Emmanuel Baptist Church. Family visitation will begin at 1 p.m. at the church and other times at the family’ s home located at 612 Wise Ave. Express your condolences online at Professional arrangements entrusted to People’s Funeral & Cremation Services.

Kenneth Ray Elliott
HIGH POINT — Kenneth Ray Elliott, 71, died on Sunday, February 2, 2014.  Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Joseph Ervin
WINSTON-SALEM — Joseph Louis Ervin, 53, died on Friday, January 31, 2014.  Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.