Obituaries March 14, 2013

Mar. 13, 2013 @ 07:29 PM

Claudia Lou Keesee Uzzel Ackland

DENTON — Claudia Lou Keesee Uzzel Ackland, 98, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.


Walter Irvin Blackwell

GREENSBORO — Walter Irvin Blackwell passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Visitation - Friday, March 15, 2013 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Triad Cremation Society Inc. Memorial service - Saturday, March 16, 2013, 4:00 p.m. Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Gibsonville, NC.


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 a 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 16between 1:00 and 3:00 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.

Online condolences may be made through


Grant Everhart

LEXINGTON — Grant Everhart, 88, of Lexington died Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 15 at Mt. Tabor United Church of Christ. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Davidson Funeral Home. Online Condolences may be made at


Keith Floyd

SALISBURY — Keith Randall Floyd 46 of Holiday Drive, Salisbury, passed away at his home Tuesday March 12, 2013.

A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday March 16, 2013, at the Davidson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Memorial United Church of Christ Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Davidson Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at


Ruth G. Foust

LEXINGTON — Ruth Greer Foust of Lexington passed away Sunday night. Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday at Memorial United Church of Christ. Arrangements by Davidson Funeral Home, Lexington.


Eric Garrett 

HIGH POINT – Mr. Eric Bernard Garrett, 50, a kind, loving child of God went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at High Point Regional Hospital. He was born December 2, 1962, to James Parrish and the late Virginia Ann Garrett. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Kaleea McCloud.

Eric attended Bridgeton High School in Bridgeton, NJ. He later relocated to Thomasville, NC, in 1988 and attended Pyramid Barber School in Winston-Salem, NC. He then pursued his career as a professional barber at Hair Style Original in High Point, NC.

He was one of a kind. Eric was a big-hearted man; if he could help you in any way he would. He was very outspoken for those who knew him but at the end of the day you had to love him. We will truly miss him, and the family has comfort knowing he is free of illness and pain.

He leaves to cherish his memories his father, James Parrish of Florida; one son, DeAundrae McCloud of Albany, NY; two grandchildren, DeAundrae and Draya McCloud both of Albany, NY; two favorite aunts, Eloise Tate of the home and Linda Johnson of Bridgeton, NJ; one favorite uncle, John D. Tate of the home; one favorite cousin, Janice Tate of the home; and a host of other cousins and friends.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, March 15, 2013, at 2:30 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Service Chapel, 1810 Brockett Avenue, High Point, NC. The family will receive friends at the chapel from 2:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc., High Point, NC.

Online condolences may be made to the Garrett family at


Laniah Michelle Gibson

GREENSBORO — Baby Laniah Michelle Gibson passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2013. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.


Agnes Dolores Thomas Jenkins

HIGH POINT — Mrs. Agnes Dolores Thomas Jenkins, 74, of Park St., died on Sunday, March 10, 2013, at High Point Regional Hospital.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Friday, March 15, 2013, at the Chapel of Johnson and Sons Funeral Home, 206 Fourth St. Burial will follow at Oakwood Memorial Park. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Online condolences may be made at


Kirby Lawrence Kennedy

GREENSBORO — Kirby Lawrence Kennedy, 76, formerly of Whitehart School Road, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. The family will receive friends on Friday, March 15, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville. There will be no formal services. Online condolences may be sent to the Kennedy family at


Robbie Ann Lloyd

GREENSBORO — Robbie Ann Lloyd, 58, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.


Elaine Cynthia Miles 

HIGH POINT — Elaine Cynthia Miles, 46, went to eternal rest on Thursday, March 7, 2013, with her husband and sisters at her side. Elaine was born in Jamaica, West Indies, to Harold Curtis and the late Mavis Crosdale. At age 7, she immigrated to the United States with her family to Irvington, New Jersey. She later lived in Poughkeepsie, New York, and graduated from Franklin D. Roosevelt Senior High School in 1984 and from Rutgers University in New Brunswick in 1988. Elaine and her family moved to High Point, NC, in 2000 and was self-employed as a cosmetologist prior to her illness.

Elaine is survived by her husband, Samuel Miles; daughter, Soleil Miles; son, Stone Miles; father, Harold Curtis of Concord; sisters, Alda Grant of Palm Bay, FL, Lorraine Thompson of Apex, Yvette Mills (James) of Charlotte; brother, William Curtis of Center Valley, PA; nieces Laini Ibrahim (Koi), Nichole Harmon and Joie Mills; nephews Sean Myrill and Ashanti Mills; grandniece and nephews, Kayeii, Misael and Selah Ibrahim; and a host of cousins, aunts, uncles and other relatives in the US, England, Canada and Jamaica.

The service celebrating the life of Elaine Cynthia Miles will be 2 p.m., Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Temple Memorial Baptist Church, 1458 Cedrow Drive, High Point, NC. A repast will follow immediately after the service. Johnson and Sons Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.johnsonandsonsinc.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262. Phone number: 336-883-7023.


Jared Cole Roberts

LEXINGTON — Mr. Jared Cole Roberts, 26, of 8011 Oakridge Drive passed away Thursday March 7, 2013, in Indio, CA. He was born in High Point on March 31, 1986, to Roy Acie and Angelia Marie Dawson Roberts. He had made this area his home for most of his life. He was of the Baptist faith. A creative and artistic person of many interests, he excelled at writing, piano, and pursuing efforts within the visual arts. He made two movies while attending the LA Community College School of Film and Visual Arts in California. He enjoyed making fish ponds as a hobby and did excellent work within the Davidson County area.

Surviving are his parents of the home in Lexington; his sister, Haley Jackson and her husband Eric of Kernersville; his grandparents, Doug and Faye Dawson of High Point and Auldie Roberts of Welcome; special family friends, Jerree and Keith Walser and family and Doug and Allison Abbott and family.

Funeral services will be on Friday at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home in Wallburg with Rev. Terry Venable officiating. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the Roberts family at


Eva Banks Smith

WINSTON-SALEM — Mrs. Eva Banks Smith, 85, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at the Hinkle Hospice House. She was born January 11, 1928, in Davidson County to Randall Lewis and Thelma Newton Kennedy. Mrs. Smith was a member of Zion United Church of Christ and was known for her volunteerism, especially cooking chicken pies. She was predeceased by her parents; husband William Aaron Smith; and infant son, William Randall Smith.

Mrs. Smith is survived by two daughters, Phyllis S. Tuttle and husband Mike of Lexington, and Priscilla Groseclose and husband Bob of Clemmons; son, Terry Smith and wife Joni of Winston-Salem; two sisters, Roberta Bowman of Greensboro, and Peggy Kennedy of Thomasville; seven grandchildren, Orlando Warren, Matt Tuttle, Jason Smith, Ty Smith, Heather Smith, Tonya Lennon, and Brian Warren; and seven great-grandchildren, Dylan Bradford, Brice Warren, Brianna Warren, Allison Tuttle, Gracelyn Tuttle, Grace Lennon, and Delaney Smith.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 15, 2013, at the J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Wallburg with the Rev. James Simonds, the Rev. Brian Warren, and the Rev. Chuck Garner officiating. Burial will follow in the Zion United Church of Christ Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until the time of service Friday at the Funeral Home and at other times at the home of daughter Phyllis, 212 Grove Park Lane, Lexington, NC 27295

Memorial gifts may be given to Hospice of Davidson County, 202 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292, or to Zion United Church of Christ 130 Hasty School Road, Thomasville, NC 27260. Online condolences may be sent to the Smith family at


Sula Wagner

LEXINGTON — Sula Freedle Wagner died Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Funeral will be at Bethesda United Methodist Church at 3:00 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2013. Davidson Funeral Home, Hickory Tree Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at