Obituaries June 6, 2013

Jun. 05, 2013 @ 06:46 PM

Vensella P. Ballard

HIGH POINT – Mrs. Vensella P. Ballard, 64, passed on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at the home of her daughter.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time at Phillips Funeral Service, Inc., High Point, NC.


Bobby P. Brooks, Sr.

CLIMAX ­— Bobby P. Brooks, Sr., 64, passed away on Monday, June 3, 2013. The family will have a private service at a later date. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.


Angel Shaw Cagle

DENTON — Angel Shaw Cagle, 40, of Charles Mountain Rd., Denton died Monday, June 3, 2013. The family will receive friends at the residence on Charles Mountain Rd. Briggs Funeral Home in Denton is serving the family of Mrs. Cagle.


Vanessa Foddrell

GREENSBORO — Vanessa Carter Foddrell, 60, died Friday, May 31, 2013, at Moses Cone Hospital after an extended illness. Vanessa was born December 30, 1952, a daughter of the late Mary Lee Carter. She was a lifelong resident of High Point, NC, and was a graduate of High Point Central High School, Class of 1971.

She was employed as a cake maker and decorator at Adams Farm Harris Teeter. Vanessa was a member of Love and Faith Christian Fellowship in Greensboro, NC. She loved her church and enjoyed attending and working in any capacity where she was needed. Vanessa had a great admiration for Pastor Thomas and always talked about his messages that enriched her life so much. She loved her dog, Butch.

She is survived by her loving husband of 23 years, John Foddrell of the home; her father, Leroy Gantt of Winston-Salem, NC; one daughter, Ericka Quick; one son, Kendrick Legrande; two stepchildren, Loretta Foddrell and Antoine Lyons; four sisters, Brenda (Lorenzo) Smith, Linda Carter, Sharon (Terry) Miller, all of High Point, NC, and Debra Carter of Greensboro, NC; two brothers, Otis (Shirley) Carter of Durham, NC, and Marvin (Donna) Gash of Sophia, NC; one aunt, Betty Timberlake of High Point, NC; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; in-laws, Andrew (Betty) Nilen of Ramseur, NC, Louise Foddrell and Lorraine Flemming, both of High Point, NC; and one devoted friend, Octavia; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held on Friday at 1:00 p.m. at Love and Faith Christian Fellowship, 4344 Blackberry Rd, Greensboro, NC, with Pastor Michael Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Memorial Park, High Point, NC. The family will receive friends at the church from 12:30 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Special thanks goes to the pastor and members of Love and Faith Christian Fellowship, the pastor and members of Williams Memorial C.M.E. Church, the many friends, co-workers and neighbors who have supported the family during Vanessa’s illness and passing.

Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc.

Online condolences may be made to the Foddrell family at


Charles Loyd (Charlie) Koonts

TRINITY — Charles Loyd (Charlie) Koonts, age 67, died at High Point Regional Hospital, June 4, 2013, with his wife and daughter at his side.

Charles was a resident of High Point most of his life. He was born June 29, 1945, in Guilford County, a son of Reitzel and Joyce Koonts, who both preceded him in death. Charles was retired from the High Point Police Department where he served proudly from 1976 until 2000 and was a member of Colonial Baptist Church.

Charles is survived by his spouse, Ann Corbett Koonts of the home; one daughter, Lisa Koonts Damron and husband Darrell; two granddaughters, Hope Damron and Allie Damron, whom he adored and loved. Charles is survived by two sisters, Mae Smith and husband Bob of Archdale and Brenda Campbell and husband Ronnie of Trinity; and nieces and nephews. Charles loved animals. He leaves behind his two dogs “Chuckie and Kozmo,” who adored him and will miss him greatly. Charles enjoyed NASCAR and football and time with his family. Charles was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

A celebration of Charles’ life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday in Colonial Baptist Church with the Reverend Steve Jarvis officiating. Entombment will follow in Floral Garden Memorial Park Mausoleum. Visitation will be Friday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.

Memorials may be made to Colonial Baptist Church, 6792 Welborn Road, Trinity, NC 27370. Online condolences may be made on Charles memorial page at

Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.


John “Junior” William Moore, Jr.

ASHEBORO — Mr. John “Junior” William Moore, Jr., 83, of Asheboro, NC, died Tuesday, June 4, 2013. A funeral service is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 7, 2013, at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 7, 2013, at Ridge Funeral Home.


James Neumann

JAMESTOWN — James Neumann, 65, passed away on Friday, May 31, 2013. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.


Ralph Pigue

GREENSBORO — Ralph Pigue, 93, passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. A graveside service will be held at a later date. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.


Martin “Buddy” Leonard Resor, Jr

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — Martin “Buddy” Leonard Resor, Jr., 53, of North Charleston, SC, passed away Monday, June 3, at the VA Hospital in Charleston, SC. A son of Martin and Gustavia Resor of Archdale, NC, he was born on August 3, 1959, in Norwalk, Ohio.

He attended Norwalk City Schools and Trinity High School. In 1978, he joined the Marines and graduated from the Marine Corp Recruit Depot in Parris Island, SC. He was stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC, and later at the Marine Corp Air Ground Combat Center in 29 Palms, CA. He was of the Southern Baptist faith.

Survivors are 2 sons, Martin Resor III of Granite Falls, NC, and wife Rose, and Justin Resor of Charlotte, NC; sisters, Barbara Blackwell of Greensboro and Debby Toomes of Archdale; brothers Robert Resor and wife Debbie of Trinity, David Resor of Cookeville, TN, and Daryl Resor of Archdale; one grandson, Braden; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 8, at Unity Baptist Fellowship Church, Sophia, NC, at 2:00 p.m.


Harold Wesley Ritch

HIGH POINT — Mr. Harold Wesley Ritch, 87, resident of High Point died June 5, 2013, at Westchester Manor. Arrangements are pending at Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point.


Carolyn Petree Sheppard

THOMASVILLE — Mrs. Carolyn Petree Sheppard, 84, a resident of 618 Burke Trail, died Monday, June 3, 2013, at High Point Regional Hospital. She was born Annie Carolyn Petree in Thomasville, NC, on February 15, 1929, and lived there all her life. Her father, Thomas Gilbert Petree, was a lineman for Duke Energy (Duke Power, as it was known in those days.) Her mother, Bonnie Short Petree, was a homemaker with roots in the mountain country of Virginia.

Carolyn was never widely traveled, but she was widely read, multi talented, and had wide ranging interests, which she pursued while raising her family and keeping her home. She graduated from high school near the top of her class in 1947, and participated in the sixth Girl’s State. After high school she went to Ashmore Business College, where she learned skills that she would later put to use doing secretarial work for First Baptist Church in Thomasville. In the 1950s she married William Kelly Sheppard. They honeymooned in New York City, where they were robbed. Her husband started a business of his own, W. K Sheppard Grading, Paving, and Pipe Laying. She used her typing and clerical skills to keep the company books. An old Underwood typewriter and a mechanical adding machine were always in evidence, along with a good deal of business paperwork. She loved growing things, and spent a good deal of time gardening. She developed a passion for growing plants in general and wildflowers in particular, and cultivated them around her home. There were animals as well. She kept, for a time, a large number of cats, that had started out as only one stray. (She had a weakness for stray animals) but she was really, at heart, more of a dog person. She doted on a stray puppy she took in, a border collie whose previous owner had perished in a fire. She named him Percy, and he was a constant companion for nearly 15 years. She talked about him long after he was gone.

She excelled as an artist. Her paintings decorated her home, and even brought in some income. One of them, a painting of a mountain cabin, won honorable mention in a juried show at Wetherspoon Art Gallery in Greensboro. She was also an avid tennis player, and followed women’s tennis with a passion. She went back to work in the 1980’s as a teacher’s aide at Liberty Drive School, where she worked for nine years. Long after she retired, she remembered the names of former pupils. She told a story about a former pupil who was struggling with his spelling. He got only two words right out of a long list. When he got the second word right, he proudly exclaimed “We’re doing good now, ain’t we Miz Sheppard?” For years to come, she often said the same thing when making progress at a difficult task. She gave generously to charitable causes. After her first grandchild was born with Down’s Syndrome, the Special Olympics became a particular favorite. She was an avid reader, and loved English novels. Dickens was a special favorite. There were always many of her books around the house. But if she appreciated the classics, she could also adapt to the modern. Late in life, she came to love e-readers, with their adjustable fonts, after her eyesight made it difficult for her to manage printed books. She lives on in her children, her grandchildren, her art, and the hearts and memories of those who loved her.

Surviving are two daughters, Beth Sheppard Alexander and her husband Bert of High Point and Sarah Sheppard Hubbard of Thomasville; a son, Burke G. Sheppard of the home. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Monica Lynn Fuller and John William Hubbard. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Lynn Myers. A graveside service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The body will remain at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville until the hour of service. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Special Olympics of Davidson County, PO Box 1067, Lexington, NC 27293-1067. Online condolences may be made to the Sheppard family at