Obituaries Feb. 6, 2014

Feb. 05, 2014 @ 09:25 PM

Richard H. Davis
High Point — Richard H. Davis, 89, a former resident of Oakview Road., passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at Westchester Manor. Richard was born in High Point, April 14, 1924, a son of the late David F. Davis and Lena Turner Davis. An Army Air Corp veteran of WWII, he worked in banking and real estate until his retirement in 1990 at which time he spent many hours on the golf course and playing gin rummy with friends at the Elks Lodge. Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Hester Davis and two brothers, Charlie and Jeff Davis.
Surviving are a daughter, Priscilla Reagan and husband Mike of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; a brother, Raymond Davis and wife, “Nomy,” of Winston-Salem; a grandson, David Long and wife, Janna, and great-granddaughter, Taylor, of Hobe Sound, FL; and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Westchester Manor who cared for him for the past three months, and to Piedmont Christian Home where he spent many happy years prior to entering Westchester.
A memorial service will not be held at this time. Memorials may be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made at

Kenneth Ray Elliott
HIGH POINT — Kenneth Ray Elliott, 71, passed away on Feb.2, 2014. Ken was born on Nov.21, 1942, in Thomasville. He was preceded in death by his parents Edgar and Allene (Hughes) Elliott, and a brother Bobby Elliott (Sara) of Charlotte.
Ken enjoyed fishing, collecting Native American artifacts, and anything to do with history. He was a former Boy Scout Leader at First United Methodist Church in High Point. He assisted many young men in obtaining their Eagle Scout Award. Ken received the distinguished service award of The Silver Beaver, for his many years of service to the Boys Scouts. He was a Civitan Citizen of the Year.
Ken was a graduate of Denton High School. He retired from Cedar Creek Hosiery Mill in High Point.
Ken is survived by his wife Kim Sparrow Elliott, and stepson Taylor Sparrow; daughter, Andrea Elliott Walker of Thomasville and husband Mark, and grandsons Brantley and Brayden Walker. Brothers: Jimmy Elliott (Melanie) of Denton; James Elliott, of Dallas, NC; Wayne Elliott (Fran) of Jacksonville, Fla; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, Feb.8, from 5-7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 380 S. Main St., Denton. A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. at the church.
Memorials may be made to Boy Scout Troop 55, First United Methodist Church, 512 N. Main St. High Point, NC 27260.

Robert England
LEXINGTON —Mr. Robert Kelsey England, 67, of Curtis Drive, Lexington, NC, died Wednesday, February 5 at Hinkle Hospice House. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 7 at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park in Winston-Salem. The family will see friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Davidson Funeral Home.

Dewey George Black
THOMASVILLE — Mr. Dewey George Black, 73, a resident of Thomasville, died Sunday afternoon, February 2, 2014, in the Thomasville Medical Center. He was born November 14, 1940, in Davidson County, a son of the late James Wilson Black and Janie Sally Smith Black. Mr. Black was a veteran of the U.S. Army and U.S. National Guard. He was a member of Southgate Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by sisters, Lillie Frances Black and Janice Kay Southards and a brother-in-law Hoyt Southards.
Surviving are a daughter, Lori Ann Black Newton and husband Randall of High Point; a brother, J.W. Black and wife Pat of Thomasville; a granddaughter, Brittani LeAnn Newton and fiancée Zachary Earnhardt; and his special feline companion of fourteen years “Peanut.”
A graveside service will be held Friday, February 7, 2014, at 11 a.m. in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Chuck Garner officiating. There will be no formal visitation.
In lieu of flowers the family requests any memorial contributions be made to the Randolph County Animal Shelter, 1370 County Land Road, Randleman, N.C. 27317.
Online condolences may be sent to the Black family at
The family would like to thank special friends: the Hill family, the Moore Family, the Pope family and the Wood family, for their kindness and consideration.

Ann “Sissie” Warwick Boles Mattox
November 3, 1961 – February 3, 2014
ARCHDALE — The family of Ann Warwick Mattox is sad to announce her passing on February 3, 2014, at her home in Archdale. Ann had been in declining health for several years. She was of the Baptist Faith. Ann was preceded in death by her father Alvin M. Warwick Sr. Surviving of the home is Phillip Mattox along with her faithful dog and constant companion Abby. Also surviving is one son Christopher Boles of Thomasville, a stepdaughter Elizabeth Mattox of Greensboro, her mother Elizabeth Warwick of Thomasville, and two brothers, Alvin and Bill Warwick along with their families.
Visitation will be held Thursday February 6, 2014, at Sechrest Funeral Service, 1301 East Lexington Ave. in High Point between the hours of 6 until 8 p.m. Graveside service, conducted by Reverend Mark Hollar will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Floral Garden Park Cemetery.
The family requests in lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to The Humane Society or a charity of your choice.

Rosie Salmons
WINSTON-SALEM — Rosie Cobler Owens Salmons, 89, died Tuesday, February 4, 2014. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, February 7, 2014, at Davidson Funeral Home, Hickory Tree Chapel. Davidson Funeral Home, Hickory Tree Chapel is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at

Marie N. Myers
LINWOOD — Marie Norman Myers, 80, of Linwood, died at Hinkle Hospice House on February 4, 2014. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Davidson Funeral Home Lexington Chapel.

Andre Taylor
GREENSBORO — Andre’ Ofallon Alvin Taylor died on Sunday, February 2, 2014.  Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Beverly Benson
HIGH POINT — Beverly A. Benson, 64, died on Tuesday, February 4, 2014. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Sallie Mitchell Allgood
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Sallie Mitchell Allgood, 97, of High Point died Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at Shannon Gray Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Allgood, daughter of James and Viola Rash Mitchell, was born March 25, 1916, in Iredell County.
She graduated from Union Grove High School and married Rev. J.D. Allgood, Jr., in 1944. Rev. and Mrs. Allgood served the Redbank Baptist Church in Germanton for ten years and East Grimes Chapel in High Point for over 22 years. Mrs. Allgood was active in WMU, taught Sunday School and sang in the choir. She also worked in 20 Vacation Bible Schools and taught the Laubach Literacy Course. Mrs. Allgood was a member of Green Street Baptist Church and a member of the Helen Bowman Sunday School Class. One of her blessings was working in the 24-hour Prayer Room at Green Street Baptist Church. Also, she was blessed by being a member of the Widows Might Prayer Ministry sponsored by GuideStone of the Southern Baptist Convention.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Rev. J.D. Allgood Jr. and one sister, Delia Mae Holland.
Surviving are one daughter, Nancy Hassell and husband, Calvin of High Point; two granddaughters, Michelle Stone and husband, Stan of Laurens, SC, and Jennifer Vaught and husband, Shane of Archdale; three great-granddaughters, Chesney Grace, Sallie Frances and Elizabeth Parker Stone of Laurens, SC: two great-grandsons, Samuel Chase and Haden James Vaught of Archdale; a niece, Ramona Golden and husband, Clark of Lewisville; two nephews, Medford Holland of Statesville and James Holland and wife, Saundra of Olin; and one cousin, Gerry White of Statesville.
A funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, February 7, 2014, at Green Street Baptist Church with Rev. Frank Hensley officiating. A visitation will be in the foyer one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Forsyth Memorial Park, Winston-Salem.
Memorials may be made to Green Street Baptist Church, 1701 Westchester Drive, Suite 620, High Point, NC 27262.
Condolences may be left on Mrs. Allgood’s memorial page at
Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.

Bobby Helbert, Jr.
GRAHAM — Bobby Joe Helbert, Jr., 44, died on Tuesday, February 4, 2014. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Margaret W. Deese
LEXINGTON — Mrs. Margaret W. Deese, a resident of Lexington, NC, died on Wednesday, February 5, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville.

Floyd Caulder
REIDSVILLE —Floyd Andy Caulder, 47, died on Wednesday, February 5, 2014. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

Shirley R. Casper
PLEASANT GARDEN — Ms. Shirley Ruth Casper, 68, of Pleasant Garden, died Wednesday, February 5, 2014. A funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, February 7, 2014, at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m .Thursday, February 6, 2014, at Ridge Funeral Home and other times at the home. Arrangements by Ridge Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

Henry H. Nance, Jr.
HIGH POINT – Mr. Henry Hoover Nance, Jr, 55, resident of High Point, died Tuesday, February 4, 2014. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point.