Obituaries February 7, 2014

Feb. 06, 2014 @ 04:53 PM

Joe Mickey Sr.
THOMASVILLE — Joe Blake Mickey, Sr., 77, passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at the Thomasville Medical Center.
Joe was born in Stokes County, October 27, 1936, a son of the late Joseph Early Mickey and Victoria Reynolds Mickey. He was a graduate of Allen Jay High School and an Army veteran of Korea. Joe was in the catering business 45 years and owned and operated Joe’s Catering. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Carolyn Foust and Bonnie Cowan; a brother, Beverly “Tink” Mickey and a grandson, Chad Yates. Joe loved fishing, golfing and talking with Charlie Martin.
Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Mary Frances Muse Mickey; five daughters, Teresa Mishoe and husband L.D., Donna Johnson, Joann Banks and husband Dwight, Joan Smith and Diane Yates; three sons, Joe Mickey, Jr., Ronnie Mickey and Von Foster; twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Kay Council and Jewel Carroll, and many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Joe’s Life will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 13, 2014, at Church of Tomorrow, 906 Oaklawn Dr., by the Pastor Huey Turner. The family will receive friends at the church following the service until 9 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the Thomasville Kidney Center. The family would like to give special thanks to his aide, J.J. Jackson for his loving care and compassion. Online condolences may be made at

Margaret Deese
LEXINGTON — Mrs. Margaret W. Deese, 83, a resident of Greensboro Street Extension, died Wednesday, February 5, 2014. A graveside service will be conducted Saturday at 4 p.m. at Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Thomasville. J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville is serving the family.

Betty W. Robbins
LEXINGTON — Betty Walser Robbins, 85, of Lexington died Wednesday. Funeral service will be held at 2 pm Saturday in the Davidson Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel. Arrangements by Davidson FH.

Jesse Smith

HIGH POINT — Jesse Lee Smith, 70, a resident of High Point passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2014. Lee was preceded in death by his mother Grace Irene Raymond and brother Alex Smith and sisters Lena Allred, May Burke, and Elizabeth Edwards and his son Jeffrey Lee Smith. Surviving are three daughters, Debbie and husband Donnie Phillips, Tracey Leanne Smith, and Amanda and husband Dave Garbe; one son, Jamie Lee Smith and wife Susan; six grandsons Joshua Phillips, Jonathan Phillips, Jeffrey Phillips, Andrew Shay, Rodney Parker Jr., and Dalton Smith; four granddaughters, Kamie Phillips, Courtney Shay, Savanna Parker and Rachel Smith; four brothers Gerald Smith, Danny Smith, Donnie Smith, Ronnie Smith and five sisters Evelyn Robertson, Willie May Angel, Jo Benton, Teresa Singletary and Phyllis Ward.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Februray 8, 2014, at Bethany Baptist Church, located at 574 Tower Rd., Thomasville with Pastor Tom Fields and Rev. Zekiel Davis officiating. A covered dish will be held in the church fellowship hall following the memorial service.

Faye Ashe
HIGH POINT – Ms. Faye Madrienne O’Kelly Ashe, 81, passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2014, at High Point Regional Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Flossie Gibson Ashe and Theodore R. Ashe. She was a native of High Point, NC.
Ms. Ashe was employed as Media Specialist in Mebane, NC and Thomasville, NC, Walnut Cove, NC and High Point Florence Elementary School (Guilford County). She was employed for twenty-three years, part time at K-Mart on North Main Street.
Faye was very active in her church at the Memorial United Methodist Church and held offices locally, on the District and Conference Levels. Upon her retirement, Ms. Ashe gave her time as a Professional Volunteer: Board of Trustees, Neal F. Alston Library, High Point Museum, United Way of High Point, High Point Theatre, Emergency Department at High Point Regional Hospital, and Coordinator of Inter- Faith Hospitality Network for her Church, Communities in School- Johnson Street Global.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Mrs. Flossie G. Ashe; her father, Theodore R. Ashe; her sisters, Shirley Ashe Reid and Anne Wills; and her twin brother, Theodore R. Ashe.
Surviving are her niece whom she raised as her daughter, Pamela Wills Bradford; nine nieces; two nephews; a host of great-nieces and great-nephews; two cousins, Judy Kemp and Fran Welch Long; a sister-in-law, Anita Nesmith, and her brother-in-law who was like a brother, Henry L. Reid.
Memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2014, at 3 p.m. at Memorial United Methodist Church, 1327 Cedrow Dr. The family will receive friends at the church from 2:30 p.m. until 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Outreach Committee or the charity of the donors’ choice.
Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc., High Point, NC.
Online condolences may be made to the Ashe family at

Mary Steed Royal
HIGH POINT- Mary Alice Steed Royal was born March 2, 1952, to Carlvin and Mignonette Steed in High Point, North Carolina.
She was educated in High Point Public Schools, graduating from High Point Central High School in 1970.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Carlvin Von Steed, III, paternal grandparents, Carlvin and Clara Steed; maternal grandparents, Joseph and Mary Alice Crawford, and nephew Jarel Richardson. Mary crossed that finish line to receive her crown of glory on Monday, February 3, 2014, with a gallery of family and friends awaiting her arrival.
Mary is survived by her son, Erik Steed of Washington, DC; daughter, Tiffany (Chase) Royal, High Point, NC; grandchildren, Taylor Royal, Andre Kennedy, Jr., and Autumn Kennedy, all of High Point, NC; two sisters, Carlvena (Otis) Foster, High Point, NC and Devona Steed of Atlanta, Georgia; nieces, Keesia Pettiway, Kaihra Steed of Atlanta, Ga., and Lexi Steed of Wilmington, NC; nephews, Britton Foster of Atlanta, Ga., and Andrew Steed of Greensboro, NC; aunts, Fonda Crawford of Durham, NC and Gloria Strickland of High Point, NC; cousins, Robinette (Robert) Crouch of Durham and James Crawford, Jr. of High Point, NC; special friend, Lewis Graham of High Point, NC; and a host of other cousins, relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 808 Hilltop St. The family will receive friends at the church from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.
Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc.
Online condolences may be made to the Royal family at

Henry Hoover Nance, Jr.
JAMESTOWN — Henry Hoover Nance, Jr., 55, passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at High Point Regional Hospital.
Mr. Nance was born on August 23, 1958, to Henry Hoover Nance, Sr. of Matthews and the late Annie (Shue) Nance. He was a graduate of Oak Hill Academy, Mouth of Wilson, Virginia and attended Mitchel Community College, in Statesville, NC
He had a passion for the outdoors, and was a true artist and craftsman.
Mr. Nance is survived by a son, Daniel H. Nance of Jamestown; a daughter, Melissa M. Nance of Jamestown; three sisters, Rachel Moore and her husband, Kevin of Lancaster, SC, Susan Purser and her husband, Jeff of Cornelius, and Amy Lewis and her husband, Jeff of Matthews; two brothers, Jeffrey Nance and his wife, Debbie of Matthews, and Dennis Nance of Matthews; his former wife and close friend, Lisa M. Nance; several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Betty (Flowe) Nance.
A visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, February 8, 2014, at Cumby Family Funeral Service, 1015 Eastchester Drive, High Point. A celebration of life service will immediately follow at 2 p.m., Saturday, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.
Memorial contributions may be left on Mr. Nance’s memorial page at
Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.

Nathaniel Clement
MOCKSVILLE — Nathaniel Clement, 71, died Feb. 5 in Forsyth Medical Center. 
He retired from Ingersoll-Rand and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of Al Khattab Temple #201 Shriners and JNO.G.Lewis Consistory #326 of Lexington and Toussaint L-Ouverture Lodge #524 Chapter Prince Hall Mason of High Point.
Survivors include two daughters, Laquita Clement and Nikita Clement-Nieves both of Winston-Salem; nephew, Lavan Clement; nieces, Faith Wilson and Phenica Cleveland.
A wake will be held Saturday at 6:-7:30 p.m. at Graham Funeral Home in Mocksville. Funeral on Sunday at 3 p.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church in High Point. The family will receive friends at the church thirty minutes before the service.  Burial will follow in Mocksville at Cedar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Condolences can be made at

Mary Rachel (Carrick) Shuping
TRINITY — Mary Rachel (Carrick) Shuping, 94, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 at Piedmont Crossing Nursing Home. She was the loving wife of the late George C. Shuping.
Mrs. Shuping was born on April 27, 1919 in Davidson County to the late Earl Stokes and Ethel (Hughes) Carrick. She was a long time caregiver at Gregson Nursing Home and Daycare.
Mrs. Shuping enjoyed reading, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren. She was very active at Poplar Ridge Friends Meeting when she was in better health, and would go to the Randolph Senior Citizen Center once a week to play bingo and socialize.
Mrs. Shuping in survived by a son, Mark H. Shuping and his wife, Nancy of Trinity; four grandchildren, Mark Shuping of Ohio, John Shuping and his wife, Lynne of Trinity, Joyce Shuping Davis and her husband, Tommy of Lexington, and Monica Shuping Wisdom and her husband, Damon of Atlanta, Ga; four great grandchildren, Shelby Wisdom, Nathan Shuping, Madison Prevatte, and Amber Shuping. She was preceded in death by a son Donald Shuping; and three brothers, Harvey, Sam, and Ben Carrick.
A celebration of life service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 at Cumby Family Funeral Service, 206 Trindale Road, Archdale. A visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Rehobeth United Methodist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292.
Online condolences may be left on Mrs. Shuping’s memorial page at
Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.

Tim Cook
TRINITY — Timothy G. “Tim” Cook, age 71, a resident of Trinity, passed away Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
He was born on Sept. 30, 1942 in Guilford County, N.C., to the late Cletus Barney “CB” Cook and Dorothy Spell “Dot” Cook and had been a resident of the Trinity area all his life.
Tim was a graduate of Trinity High School, where he was an outstanding baseball player. He later attended High Point College and then went to work for Orders Distributing Company, and worked there for over 30 years. Tim continued his career with Quality Carpet Cushion of Lafayette, Ga., serving as Vice President, and currently held that position at the time of his death. He was a member of Marlboro Friends Meeting where he was a member of Fellowship Sunday school class. He was an avid Tar Heel basketball fan, golfer and was a member of Colonial Country Club. He competed in many golf tournaments. Tim was a loving father and grandfather and a friend to many. In addition to his parents, preceding him in death was his wife; Belva Brower Cook, she passed away on June 23, 2010.
He is survived by his daughters; Anissa Lewis and her husband Jeff of Trinity and Brandy Cook and her husband Mark Schindelholz of Salisbury, his grandchildren; Cory and Kendall Lewis and Braden Schindelholz. Also surviving is his faithful Sheltie; Kasey.
A service to celebrate Tim’s life will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Marlboro Friends Meeting with Minister Ricky Sessoms and Minister John Sides officiating. Interment will follow in the Meeting House cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. at Marlboro Friends Meeting.
Memorials in Tim’s memory may be sent to: The Building Fund of Marlboro Friends Meeting, 2668 Marlboro Church Rd., Sophia, NC 27350 or to: The  Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research, 106 Towerview Court, Cary, NC 27513. Online condolences may be made at Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service of Archdale.