Obituaries March 13, 2013

Mar. 12, 2013 @ 08:06 PM

Jack Holmes Campbell
WINSTON-SALEM — Jack Holmes Campbell, age 92, of Winston-Salem, passed away peacefully at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Care on Saturday, March 9, 2013, with family by his side. 
He was born on February 4, 1921, in Cañon City, Colorado, and grew up in Austinville, Virginia. He attended the Tennessee Military Academy in Sweetwater, Tennessee, and Duke University, where he played baseball. Throughout his life he remained an avid fan, loyal supporter and benefactor of Duke athletics and academics.
After college and four years in the U.S. Army, Mr. Campbell returned to Tomlinson Furniture Company in High Point. In 1955, he was asked to become the president and general manager of the new N.C. Schoonbeck Company, which merged with Henredon Furniture in 1959. As a Henredon executive for the remainder of his long career, Mr. Campbell was a respected leader in the vibrant furniture industry.
Mr. Campbell was also actively involved in the community life of High Point and contributed to the development and expansion of many civic, charitable, financial and educational organizations in the area.  He served on many boards, often as chair, and received numerous awards and commendations. He was a devoted and committed member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, as well as founder and longtime board member for Arbor Acres United Methodist Retirement Community in Winston-Salem, where he spent the last 20 years of his life.
One of the enduring passions of his life was the game of golf. He was one of the founders and developers of Willow Creek Golf Club in High Point. Willow Creek was the home of the Henredon Classic LPGA Golf Tournament and the Senior Hall of Fame Tournament, both of which he helped to create.
Most importantly, Jack Campbell was a man who valued family, community and friends above all else. He forged deep personal relationships with both friends and co-workers and was always the loving husband and patient parent. His wisdom, humor and compassion drew people to him. Everyone who knew him felt they were better for having spent time with him. As one longtime friend said recently, “He had a kind of magic about him that made everyone want to be the best person they could be.”
His family will miss him and are grateful for the wonderful life they shared. He was looking forward to being reunited with Ruth Campbell, his beloved wife of 65 years, who preceded him in death by six years. He was also preceded in death by his sole sibling, Martha Jane Campbell. He is survived and celebrated by his daughter, Jenny Campbell of Charlotte; and his son Jack Campbell Jr. and wife Susan of Winston-Salem; four granddaughters whom he adored, Hadley Ross and her husband Paul Maliszewski of Washington, DC, Caroline Ross of Charleston, SC, and Elizabeth Campbell and Sarah Campbell, both of Asheville; and two great-grandsons, Elliot and James Maliszewski of Washington, DC.
Jack’s friends are invited to gather with his family on Saturday, March 16 between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Arbor Acres (1244 Arbor Rd, Winston-Salem) to share their stories and remembrances of Jack’s life.
A private service will be held at a later time in the columbarium at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in High Point.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
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Quinton F. Campbell, Jr.
WINSTON-SALEM – Mr. Quinton Fitzgerald “CJ” Campbell Jr. died Monday, March 11, 2013.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2013, in First Missionary Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at the church 30 minutes before the funeral service and other times at the home of his grandparents, John and Margaret Abrams, 829 Bowerwood Drive, Thomasville, NC. S.E. Thomas Funeral & Cremation is in charge of arrangements.

Jonathan Andrew Colón
JAMESTOWN — Jonathan Andrew Colón, 19, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, March 9, 2013.
Andrew was born on October 30, 1993, in Columbus, GA, a son of Luis and Melissa Colón. He was a graduate of Ragsdale High School and attended Central Carolina Community College. Andrew was presently employed at Piedmont Components.
In his spare time, Andrew enjoyed fishing, competing in motocross competitions where he placed first in his class on many occasions, rescuing stray animals and nursing them back to health before finding them homes. When he was younger, Andrew enjoyed playing soccer on the Jamestown Youth League.
Andrew was a quiet, kind-hearted person who always looked out for those who were in need and those he cared about.
He was a loving father, son, brother, nephew, cousin and friend, and will be missed by those who loved him.
In addition to his parents, Andrew is survived by a daughter, Evelyn Bella Colón of Jamestown; a brother, Matthew Colón of Jamestown; maternal grandmother, Sylvia Smith of Harmony; two aunts, Penny Miller of Hickory and April Lockman and her husband, Wesley of Statesville; and three uncles, Israel Gourley of Harmony, Jamie Gourley and his wife Kessie of Stony Point, and Wayne Gourley of Estill, SC; girlfriend, Gabrielle Geiser of Jamestown; several cousins; his pit bull, Chino; and several friends. Andrew was preceded in death by a brother Joseph Colón.
A celebration of life service will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Bales Wesleyan Church, 1000 Bales Chapel Road, Jamestown, with Rev. Carl Pulliam and Rev. Glenn Ward officiating. Burial will follow in Guilford Memorial Park. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Cumby Family Funeral Service, 1015 Eastchester Drive, High Point.
Condolences may be left on Andrew’s memorial page at
Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.

Eric Garrett
HIGH POINT – Mr. Eric Garrett, 50, passed on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at High Point Regional Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time at Phillips Funeral Service, Inc., High Point, NC.

Barbara Hawley
LEXINGTON — Barbara Elise Richey Hawley, 71, of West Avenue, died Monday, March 11, 2013, at Hinkle Hospice House. Friends and family will meet at Jimmy’s house on Candlewood Drive, Winston-Salem.


Bessie Hill
THOMASVILLE — Bessie Viola Hill, 92, passed away Monday, March 11, 2013 at her residence in Thomasville.
She was born July 3, 1920, in Davidson County to the late Nelson McCadia and Rettie Miller Hughes.
Bessie was retired from Parkdale Mills in Thomasville, NC. She was the last founding active member of Amazing Grace Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Martha H. Nealey; son, Ronald M. Hill; 3 sisters; 5 brothers and 2 grandsons, Sanford Manns and Danny Perry. Bessie was the last surviving member of her family.
Bessie is survived by daughters, Pansy H. Perry of Denton, NC, Janice H. Moore and husband Claude of Thomasville, NC, Diane H. Cabe and husband Billy of Thomasville, NC; sons, Donald E. Hill and wife Gail of Lexington, NC, Otis E. Hill and wife Hazel of Lexington, NC; 15 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 28 great-great grandchildren.
There will be a visitation Wednesday, March 13, 2013, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Thomasville Funeral Home. An 11:00 a.m. Chapel Service will be held Thursday, March 14, at the funeral home followed by interment at Holly Hill Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292. 
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Dolores Jenkins
HIGH POINT — Ms. Dolores Jenkins, 74, of Park St., died on Sunday, March 10, 2013, at High Point Regional Hospital. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home in High Point is assisting the family.


Pat Kehiaian
ASHEBORO — Mrs. Patricia Ann Rickhoff “Pat” Kehiaian, 71, of Asheboro, NC, died Saturday, March 9, 2013. A memorial service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2013, at Asheboro Friends Meeting. The family will receive friends following the service at Asheboro Friends Meeting. Arrangements by Ridge Funeral Home & Cremation Service.


Thomas Little
JULIAN — Thomas Ross Little, 56, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.


Inez Sechrest Lowe
HIGH POINT — Inez Sechrest Lowe (formerly of 213 Williford Ct.) passed away on March 10, 2013, at Hospice Home at High Point.  She was born February 10, 1921, to the late Clarence O’Neil and Mary Violet Griffin Sechrest. A brother, Ray O’Neil Sechrest, preceded her in death.
On June 10, 1939, she was married to Frank Smith Lowe, who passed away in 1982. A son, Terry O’Neil Lowe, also preceded her in death.
She was a retired seamstress and a member of Rankin Memorial United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a son, Ray (Sherron) Lowe of 1417 Heatherbrook Dr.; her grandchildren, Melissa Crews of Mt. Holly, NC, Terry O’Neil (Leslie) Lowe Jr. of Florence, SC, and Virginia (David) Yopp of Raleigh, NC; her great-grandchildren, Lauren Crews, Adam Crews, Zachary Hubbard, Jackson Lowe, David Yopp and Madeline Lowe.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Cumby Family Funeral Service, 1015 Eastchester Dr., High Point with Rev. Keith Edwards officiating. Visitation will follow the service. Burial will be private.
The family would like to thank the staffs at High Point Place, Clare Bridge, and Hospital Home at High Point for their kindness and respect shown to Mrs. Lowe.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of the Piedmont or the charity of one’s choice.
Online condolences can be made at  Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.


Alice Melroy
HIGH POINT — Alice Frieda Mathes Melroy, 91, a resident of High Point passed away Monday, March 11, 2013.
A service to celebrate Alice’s life will be held Sunday, March 17, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel at Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point, with Rev. Jeffrey Palmer officiating.  


Roy Lee Parks
HIGH POINT — Roy Parks of High Point, NC,passed away early on the morning of February 21, 2013. He was 89 years old. Roy was a World War II veteran and is survived by his two remaining siblings, Glen Parks in Ashboro and Dorothy Parks Pierce in Thomasville. He is also survived by his wife of 61 years, Dorothy E. Parks and their four children, Leigh Waters, Dean Parks, Deanna Parks Rigter and Tamela Jo Parks. Services will be held at Salisbury National Cemetery at 501 Statesville Boulevard on Thursday, March 14 at 2:00 pm. Look for a tent on the grounds. Contact 704) 636-2661 for driving directions from High Point.


Jacob Matthew Sechrest
TEGA CAY, SC — Infant Jacob Matthew Sechrest, born Tuesday, February 19, 2013, and passed away Sunday, March 10, 2013, at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, NC. He was a miracle baby and a gift from God. Jacob touched many lives in his short time here.
Jacob is survived by his parents, Kristoffer and April Elkins Sechrest of Tega Cay, SC; and his sisters, Karissa and Anna.
Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Palmetto Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bobby Hussey officiating.  Burial will be at 1 p.m. in the Salisbury National Cemetery with Pastor Steve Deal officiating.
Family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Palmetto Funeral Home.
On-line condolences to the family may be made at
The family is being served by Palmetto Funeral Home and Crematory of Fort Mill, SC.


Priscilla Turner
TRINITY — Mrs. Priscilla Turner, 62, of Trinity, died on Monday, March 11, 2013, at Wesley Long Hospital. Johnson & Sons in High Point is assisting the family.


Lovie Miller Tyndall
TRINITY — Lovie Miller Tyndall (90) went to her heavenly home on March 11, 2013, at the Hospice House of Randolph County. Mrs Tyndall was born March 27, 1922, in Duplin County, NC, a daughter of the late William B. Miller and Nebraska Elizabeth Thompson Miller. She had lived in the High Point area since 1954. Most of her life she worked alongside her husband in farming before moving to High Point, afterwards in hosiery and furniture. She retired from Woodmark Originals in 1987. She loved gardening, reading and taking care of others.  In 1942, she married the love of her life, Jesse Tyndall Sr., who preceded her in death in 1992 after 50 years of marriage.
Surviving are one son, Jesse Jr. and his wife Faye of Augusta, GA; three daughters, Peggy Bumgarner, Glenda Cook and Penny Jones and her husband Steve, all of Archdale. She has seven grandchildren, Kristy Fowler, Tracy Warren, Adam Cook, Geri Naylor, Jennifer Howard, Kevin Jones and A.J. Jones; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson. She is also survived by one brother, Johnnie Miller of Sophia;  two sisters, Marie Spell of Fayetteville and Ruth Honeycutt of Archdale.
Visitation will be Wednesday, March 13 from 6-8 p.m. at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale. Funeral service will be Thursday, March 14, at 11:00 a.m. at Redeeming Love Worship Center, 100 Kenilworth Drive, High Point, NC 27260, officiated by Reverend Alan Locklear and Reverend Joe Bean. Interment will follow at the Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery in Greensboro, NC.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the Hospice House of Randolph County, 7 North staff of High Point Regional Hospital and her special “adopted” family, Eddie and Cathy Greenwood. Memorials may be sent to Hospice House of Randolph County, PO Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204.
Online condolences may be made at  Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale is in charge of arrangements.


Louvenia Weathers 
HIGH POINT — On Sunday, March 10, 2013, God called our precious angel, Mrs. Louvenia Tenney Weathers home on her birthday at the age of 97.  She was born and raised in Coweta County, Georgia, to the late Berry Hairston and Luegenia Tenney, but moved to High Point, NC, in 1977.
She was married to the late Eddie Lee Weathers. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Mrs. Martha Lee Strickland; two sons, Mr. Eddie L. Weathers and Mr. Willie C. Weathers. She was a devoted mother and spent most of her life as a homemaker. She was a faithful member of The Redeemed Church of Christ.
She leaves to cherish her precious memories 10 daughters, Ms. Phyllis Ann (Dennis Pollard) Henderson, Ms. Ollie Hines, Mrs. Christine (JC) Jones, Evelyn Baker, all of High Point, NC, Mrs. Eula Kate (Ronnie) Johnson of Grantville, GA, Mrs. Maggie Strickland of Senoia, GA, Mrs. Catherine Wade of Statesville, GA, Susie Ward of Newnan, GA,  Mrs. Nellie (John) Barnes of Baltimore, MD, and Bertha Ballard of Newnan, GA;  one son, Mr. Oliver W. Weathers of High Point, NC; fifty grandchildren, sixty great-grandchildren, forty great-great grandchildren.
A memorial celebration will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Service Chapel, 1810 Brockett Avenue, High Point, NC.  Funeral service will be held on Sunday, March 17, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. at Hogansville Church of God in Christ in Hogansville, GA, 314 Holmes St.  Interment will follow at East View Cemetery in Newnan, GA.
Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc., High Point, NC.
Online condolences may be made to the Weathers family at