Obituaries February 14, 2013

Feb. 13, 2013 @ 07:29 PM

Bertha L. Camp

HIGH POINT — Mrs. Bertha LaVerne Brown Camp, (Verne) 64, passed away peacefully into an eternal sleep at Hospice Home of Piedmont on Monday, February 11, 2013. She was born on July 13, 1948, to the late Robert E. and Catherine Long Brown.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Millard “Mickey” Brown; and two sisters, Lucille Petty and Patricia “Pat” Hubbard.

She met and married Johnnie D. Camp and to this union four children were born.

LaVerne attended and graduated from William Penn High School. She was a member of Williams Memorial C.M.E. Church, where she was an active member of the Chorale Ensemble and the Grieving Committee. LaVerne worked as a Warehouse Manager at Tyco Electronics for more than 20 years and at Sears’s Operations Center until her health declined. LaVerne enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, family and friends. She was a true advocate for the American Cancer Society and a faithful participant at the annual Cancer Walk in High Point. She loved sitting outside on her porch and checking out the “happenings” in the neighborhood.

LaVerne leaves to cherish her memory three daughters, Sheryl D. Yarrington and April C. Camp, both of High Point, NC, and Amanda L.C. Edwards of Gaffney, SC; one son, Leon D. Camp of High Point, NC; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert (Rachel) Brown of Stafford, VA, and Douglas (Shirlon) Brown of High Point, NC; three sisters, Annette Baldwin and Cecelia (Crickett) Wallington of High Point, NC, and Cassandra Sailes of Columbus, GA; special friends, Kenneth McCray and Diane Linton; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, February 15, 2013, at 12:30 p.m. at Williams Memorial C.M.E. Church, 3400 Triangle Lake Rd. The family will receive friends at the church from 12:00 p.m. until 12:30 p.m. Interment will follow at Carolina Biblical Gardens, Jamestown, NC.

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

Online condolences made be made to the Camp family at phillipsfuneralserviceinc.com

 

Jack McKinley Cox Sr.

HIGH POINT — They say that “love blooms where well-tended.” As Jack McKinley Cox Sr., 89, left the field for the last time on February 12, 2013, his wife and his garden-loving children will be reaping that love forever.

Jack was born on March 22, 1923, and raised in the Roaring Fork area of Greene County (Greeneville) Tennessee. As a child Jack learned skills and character traits that would make him the well-loved man who was admired by all who knew him.

Jack was attending East Tennessee State College when he rode his 1936 Harley Davidson by Virginia Baird, who just happened to be coming out of the school’s library with her sister, Tossie. That was all it took for Jenny. They eloped and were married on October 25, 1942.

During the two years that Jack and Virginia lived in Greeneville, TN, the United States became involved in what would become World War II. Rather than being drafted, Jack chose to enlist in the Army. He was sent overseas as part of a tank reconnaissance unit in the 3rd Army under General George Patton. In a tank nicknamed “Butcher Boy,” he was involved in liberating those locked up in German concentration camps and towns that were under German siege. There were two movies based on the events of World War II that Jack went out of his way to see. The first was “Patton,” which he later told his daughter didn’t begin to describe the violence that he had seen. The second was “Kelly’s Heroes” which Jack said described his rag-tag outfit better than any other WWII movie made.

After the war, Jack returned home to his wife and finished his degree in Industrial Arts under the GI bill at East Tennessee State (now University). The couple then moved to High Point, NC, in 1948 where Jack accepted a teaching position in metal shop with High Point Central High School. What was supposed to last a couple of years, turned into a lifetime! He enjoyed gardening, building things (what other little girl had their father build her a Ferris wheel?) and could fix just about anything.

With only a few years of teaching under his belt, High Point City Schools Superintendent Dean B. Pruette appointed Jack as assistant superintendent with its many buildings and grounds under his supervision.

The Coxes retired in 1985 and spent most of their time volunteering for mission projects all over the world. Jack’s favorite mission trips were the ones where he assisted the youth of First Baptist Church in High Point, where both Jack and Virginia were devoted members for 65 years in the positions of church librarians, council and committee members and deacons.

Jack will be missed by his wife of 70 years, Virginia, who now resides in Thomasville, NC; his two sons and one daughter, Jack M. Cox Jr. and his wife Micki of Wallburg; Matthew D. Cox and his wife Pam of Wallburg; Diddy Cox Alston and husband Steve of High Point; his three grandsons, Matthew McKinley Cox, Dustin Stewart Cox and Jack McKinley Cox, III; and two great-grandchildren: Camryn Nicole Cox and Eli Stewart Cox.

The funeral will be held at First Baptist Church in High Point, Friday, February 15, at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour before the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given in Jack’s memory to First Baptist Church, 405 North Main Street, High Point, NC 27260-5088.

When we lose the ability to hug, to hold ... to touch .. just to be in direct contact with the ones we love ... through deliverance ... that is what we will miss the most. Online condolences may be made at www.cumbyfuneral. Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.

 

Diane Virginia Doorley

HIGH POINT — Mrs. Diane Virginia Doorley, 76, resident of High Point, died February 11, 2013, at Hospice Home @ High Point.

Mrs. Doorley was born February 19, 1936, in Rochester, NY, a daughter of the late Roland Arnette and Ruth Bowman Yaeger. She was a graduate of Cornell University, where she received a degree in home economics. A resident of this area for more than 12 years, she was an active member of Forest Hills Presbyterian Church worked part time at Laurel Oak Children’s Center and volunteered with the High Point Regional Hospital Cancer Center Knitting Group. She loved knitting, quilting, sowing and reading. Prior to living in this area, she had worked more than 15 years with Social Services in Georgia.

Surviving is a daughter, Kim Grissett of High Point; two sons, Stephen Carson Doorley of Clayton, GA, and Roland Paul Doorley and wife Cindy of Toccoa, GA; a brother, Roland Newell Yaeger and wife Chela of Rochester, NY; two grandchildren, Brandon and Haylee Grissett, both of High Point; two nephews, Jon Yaeger and wife Suzanne and Ted Yeager and wife Chrisa; and a niece, Alicia Booth and husband David.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday at Forest Hills Presbyterian Church with Rev. Joe Blankinship officiating. A luncheon will follow the service at the church. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Dr. High Point, NC 27262. On-line condolences may be made through www.cumbyfuneral.com.

 

Lannie Flippin

THOMASVILLE- Lannie Clyde Flippin, 56, died Sunday, February 10, 2013, at his home. A memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m. Friday, February 15, 2013, at Prominence Funeral Home, Thomasville, N.C.  Professional Services entrusted to Prominence Funeral Home, Thomasville, N.C.

 

Lois Floyd

DENTON — Mrs. Lois Snider Floyd, 95, formerly of Old Camp Road, Denton, died Tuesday, February 12, at Mountain Vista Health Park in Denton. Funeral will be 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Central United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton. Online condolences may be sent to www.briggsfuneralhome.com

 

James V. Frazier

ASHEBORO — Mr. James Van Frazier, 82, of Asheboro, NC, died Tuesday, February 12, 2013. Funeral will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 15, 2013, at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and other times at the home. Arrangements by Ridge Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

 

Robert Greene

HIGH POINT — Mr. Robert Greene, age 72, affectionately known as Bobby, departed his life on Thursday, February 7, 2013. He was born June 11, 1940, in Richmond County, NC.

Family visitation will begin at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at First Emmanuel Baptist Church. Homegoing celebration will follow at 12:00 p.m. Burial will be in Dobbins Heights Cemetery, Hamlet, NC. You may express your condolences on Mr. Greene’s memorial page at www.peoplesfuneralservice.net. Professional arrangements entrusted to People’s Funeral Services.

 

Heather Dawn Jordan

HIGH POINT — Heather Dawn Jordan, 33, passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2013. She was born in Guilford County to Charles E. Tinsbloom and Mary Ann Lindsey. Heather was a homemaker; she loved animals and taking care of them. She was married to Kenny Colon Jordan. Heather is survived by her daughter, Krista Ivy Simpkins; three sons, Charles Edward Simpkins, Joshua Kenny Tinsbloom and Seth Jordan Tinsbloom; two brothers, Scott Eugene Tinsbloom and Charles Bradley Tinsbloom; and one sister, Candi Melica Ann Williams. Heather is also survived by many family members, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at Oak Hill Friends Meeting, High Point, 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 15, 2013. Burial will follow at Deep River Friends Meeting Cemetery.

Visitation will be at Sechrest Funeral Service in High Point from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m, on Thursday, February 14, 2013.

If you would like to donate to help offset the funeral expenses, please send donations to Sechrest Funeral Service.

Please send on line condolences to www.sechrestfunerals.com.

 

Kenny Colon Jordan

HIGH POINT — Kenny Colon Jordan, 30, passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2013. Kenny was born in Guilford County to Kenny Taylor and Kathy Renee Jordan. He was married to Heather Dawn Jordan. Kenny was a graduate from Willow Creek Academy and was a self-employed tree surgeon. Kenny was an avid horseman, camper and loved all sports and nature. Kenny is survived by his parents; his sons, Joshua and Seth Tinsbloom and Noah Jordan; sisters Niki Jordan, Kenndra Dunn, Shanbreya Burns; brothers Jamil Boyd, Kennaree Taylor, Jeffrey Burns, and Justin Burns. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at Oak Hill Friends Meeting, High Point, 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 15, 2013. Burial will follow at Deep River Friends Meeting Cemetery.

Visitation will be at Sechrest Funeral Service in High Point from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2013.

If you would like to donate to help offset the funeral expenses, please send donations to Sechrest Funeral Service, High Point.

Please send on line condolences to www.sechrestfunerals.com.

 

Earl Anderson “Andy” McCall, Jr.

HIGH POINT — Mr. Earl Anderson McCall, Jr., 61, passed away February 12, 2013, at High Point Regional from complications of heart failure and diabetes.

He was born in Fort Benning, GA, on August 11, 1951, a son of the late Earl Anderson McCall Sr. and Doris Hester McCall. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a stepfather, Earl E. Jones. He graduated from Trinity High School and worked for McCall masonry. Andy was of the Methodist faith. On August 14, 1999, he married the former Joni Hughes.

He is survived by his wife, Joni Hughes McCall of the home; mother Doris Jones; two sons, Jason Emory McCall and wife, Michelle of Archdale and James Lee McCall and wife Vicky; two brothers, Charles McCall and wife, Sherry and Phillip McCall and wife, Pat; three granddaughters, Logan, Kyrsten and Madison McCall; one grandson, James Lee McCall Jr.; a sister-in-law, Sheryl Fowler; a brother-in-law, Michael Hughes and wife, Lori; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, February 16, in the Chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale with Pastor Chris Jarrell officiating. he family will receive friends following the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, PO Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058, American Cancer Society, High Point Unit, 4-A Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro, NC 27407 or to Diabetes Research Foundation, 1401-B Old Mill Circle, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.

Online condolences may be made at www.cumbyfuneral.com. Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.

 

Donald E. Minner

LEXINGTON — Donald Earl Minner, 78, of Lexington died Tuesday afternoon at Kindred Hospital in Greensboro. Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church. Arrangements by Davidson Funeral Home, Lexington.

 

David R. Rabon

LINWOOD — David Richard “Richie” Rabon, 46, of Rabon Trail, Linwood, died Tuesday. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Lakeview Baptist Church. Burial will be in Lakeview Baptist Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends at Davidson Funeral Home, Lexington, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday and other times at the home of his mother. Online condolences may be made at www.davidsonfuneralhome.net

 

Charles E. Richardson

JAMESTOWN — Mr. Charles E. Richardson, 67, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, February 9, 2013, at High Point Regional Hospital.

Charles was born in Alexander City, AL, on December 19, 1945, a son of the late James and Ruby Mae Parsons Richardson. He received his first-class radio technician license from the FCC in 1968 and worked in radio repair and technology in Georgia and in North Carolina. Charles was the Radio Shop supervisor with the city of High Point, retiring in 2006. He loved fishing and traveling and was a member of the Jamestown congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Surviving are his wife, Sally Austin Richardson of the home; a daughter, Anna E. Richardson of Thomasville; a son, Seth J. Richardson and wife Amber of Wallburg; and a grandson, Nicholas Richardson.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Jamestown Kingdom Hall by Elder Elliott Waites. The family will receive friends following the service. Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association or to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1405 Penny Rd., High Point, NC 27265. Online condolences may be made at davisfuneralsandcremations.com.

 

Elisha Robbins

ASHEBORO — Ms. Elisha Melia Robbins, 23, passed away February 13, 2013. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Sechrest Funeral Service in High Point.

 

Nikki Simpkins

HIGH POINT — Nikki Dawn Simpkins, 12, passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2013. She was born in Guilford County to Charles Dee Simpkins and Heather Dawn Jordan. Nikki was a student at Southwest Middle School. She loved drawing, gardening and riding horses. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Nikki is survived by her sister, Krista Ivy Simpkins; and three brothers, Charles Edward Hollifield, Seth Jordan Tinsbloom and Joshua Kenny Tinsbloom. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at Oak Hill Friends Meeting, High Point, 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 15, 2013. Burial will follow at Deep River Friends Meeting Cemetery.

Visitation will be at Sechrest Funeral Service in High Point from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2013.

If you would like to donate to help offset the funeral expenses, please send donations to Sechrest Funeral Service, High Point.

Please send on line condolences to www.sechrestfunerals.com.

 

Quintin Theron Strickland

TRINITY — Mr. Quintin Theron Strickland, 20, of 5131 Reavis St., died on Sunday, February 10, 2013. Johnson and Sons Funeral Home, High Point, is assisting the family.