Our Obituaries

Jose Luis Tapia

December 14, 2017

Baby, Jose Luis Tapia, Ana and Gerardo Tapia's anxiously awaited little one, passed due to complications on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Mother and father, siblings, Gerardo and Ingacio, many family and friends join in grieving the loss of this precious baby. Rosary will be held at 6:30 PM, a memorial mass will be held at Christ of King Catholic Church on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 7:00 PM. In...
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Ruth Laurene Adams

December 15, 1924 - December 5, 2017

HIGH POINT - Ruth Laurene Hoffman Adams, 92, passed away on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 in High Point. Ruth was born in Salem, Massachusetts on December 15th, 1924 to Rev. Charles Lee and Hazel Irene Hoffman.She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, David W. Adams.Surviving her are her 5 children, Philip (Beverly) Wesley Adams of Washington, NC, Kathryn (Herbert) Diane Adams Council...
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Frances Mevelyn Easter

April 7, 1925 - December 3, 2017

Mevelyn "Mitch" Mitchell Easter1925-2017Mrs. Mevelyn Mitchell Easter, age 92, a lifetime resident of High Point, NC, passed away December 3, 2017, at Elmcroft Senior Living in Charlotte, NC, where she resided since September 2016 in order to be closer to family.Mrs. Easter, known to family and friends as "Mitch" was born in High Point, NC on April 7, 1925, to George William Mitchell, Sr. and...
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Do Sun Choi

August 21, 1930 - December 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sechrest Funeral Service, High Point, NC.
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Rachel Leonard Garner

November 3, 1932 - December 1, 2017

High Point- Mrs. Rachel Leonard Garner, 85, of High Point passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017 at Hospice of the Piedmont. Mrs. Garner was born on November 3, 1932 to the late William and Laura Thompson Leonard. She was a 1951 graduate of High Point High School and a life long member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church where she was a preschool teacher and member of the choir. She...
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Hester Shelton Owens

March 21, 1933 - November 29, 2017

On November 29, 2017, it is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to Hester Shelton Owens, 84. But, praise to our Lord for guiding her to her heavenly home. There she will be greeted by her parents, Ervin and Florence Shelton, her sister Ethel Miller and her brother Dewey Winford Shelton, plus other family and friends.On this earth she leaves behind, to meet at a later time, her husband of 65...
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Ivy Rene Riggs

May 13, 1920 - November 26, 2017

High Point- Ivy Rene Brown Riggs went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, November 26 at Hospice Home at High Point. Ivy was born May 13, 1920, in Bishopville, SC, the daughter of the late Maggie Hyatt Brown and Jackson Joel Brown. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roman James Riggs in 1984, a sister, Louise Owens Crouse in 1986, a daughter, Ann Riggs Howard in 1990, and great...
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Brenda Gail Davis

July 1, 1941 - November 22, 2017

HIGH POINT - Brenda Gail Ayscue Davis, 76, passed away on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 at Hospice Home at High Point. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, November 25th, 2017 at 12pm at Sechrest Funeral Service of High Point, Jay Davis officiating. Internment will follow at Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Brenda was a native of High Point, NC, and was born July 1, 1941. the daughter of...
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Lyman Edgar Robertson

December 31, 1925 - November 17, 2017

Jamestown- Lyman Edgar "Ed" Robertson, age 91, a longtime Jamestown resident died Friday, November 17, 2017, at High Point Regional Hospital. He was born December 31, 1925 in Guilford County, a son of the late Sidney S. Robertson and Blanche Holton Robertson. As a young man Lyman entered and proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II. Back in 2010, Lyman was ecstatic to visit...
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Sara Elizabeth Jenkins

March 17, 1919 - November 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sechrest Funeral Service, High Point, NC.
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Jennie Rebecca Stewart

May 20, 1924 - November 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sechrest Funeral Service, High Point, NC.
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Hobert H. HOBSON

December 9, 1928 - October 30, 2017

Archdale - Hobert Hoover Hobson, age 88, passed away on Monday, October 30, 2017 at the High Point Hospice Home.A graveside service with military rites will be held 3:00 PM Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Floral Gardens Cemetery with Reverend Michelle Foster-Beckerleg officiating. Hobert was born and raised in Yadkin County, and was a son of the late Herman Hobson and the late Geneva Michael Hobson...
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Cammie Ann Ashby

October 19, 1959 - October 27, 2017

High Point- Cammie Ann Vaughn Ashby, 58, passed away on Friday, October 27, 2017 at her home. She was born on October 19, 1959 in Guilford County to Bobby M. Vaughn and Colleen Allen Vaughn. Cammie attended Green Street Baptist Church in High Point. She had a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She worked for over thirty-five years in...
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Carol Ann Begovich

November 20, 1942 - October 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sechrest Funeral Service, High Point, NC.
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Joseph Price

August 15, 1927 - October 16, 2017

High Point - Joseph Alan Price (Hanger) 90, lifelong resident of High Point NC, died peacefully surrounded by his family, October 16, 2017, at Hospice House of High Point, following a lengthy illness. A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church by Father Joseph Zuschidt O.S.F.S. and a private family burial will follow....
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Cynthia Diane Sellars

August 18, 1960 - October 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sechrest Funeral Service, High Point, NC.
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Joyce Davis

January 24, 1923 - October 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sechrest Funeral Service, High Point, NC.
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James Walker Lewis

August 5, 1954 - October 13, 2017

High Point- James Walker Lewis Jr., 63, passed away on October 13, 2017 at his home. He was born on August 5, 1954 to the late James W. Lewis Sr. and Hybernia McAdoo Lewis in Illinois. James was a talented painter and mastered many instruments he picked up. He loved the arts, and used his talents to help bring joy to others. He will be remembered most for his charm and infectious smile. Left to...
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Geneva Spratt Craig

July 14, 1919 - September 24, 2017

Geneva Spratt Craig, 98, died September 24, 2017. She was born July 14, 1919, the eighth of ten children in the Dysartsville community of McDowell County, a daughter of James L. Spratt and Finnie G. Spratt. She was a graduate of Glenwood High School in Glenwood, North Carolina, where she was first in her class. She graduated first in her class from Asheville Normal and Teachers College in 1941...
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Janice Lee Voncannon

September 5, 1943 - September 21, 2017

Janice Lee Voncannon passed away on Sept. 21st, 2017 at her home in High Point, North Carolina. Janice was born on September 5th, 1943 in High Point where she attended Allen Jay High School and continued her education at High Point College where she graduated with a Major in Education with honors. She then earned her Master's Degree at UNC-Chapel Hill.Jan taught at Mitchell College in...
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Paul Andrew Davis

February 17, 1969 - September 19, 2017

High Point- Paul Andrew Davis passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Paul was born on February 17, 1969 to Donald P. Davis and Linda C. Spivey Davis here in High Point.Paul loved to be outdoors. Two of his favorite activities were hunting and fishing. He was also an accomplished woodworker. Most of all, Paul loved his family. He used all of his favorite activities and his wood working...
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James Aubrey Southard

August 8, 1946 - September 14, 2017

HIGH POINT - James Aubrey Southard, 71, passed away on Thursday, September 14th, 2017. James was born on August 8th, 1946 to the late Robert and Virginia Harbinson Southard.James was a United States Army veteran who served from 1967 to 1968 while stationed in Germany. He graduated from High Point University in 2010 Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.James is survived by his wife of 46 years...
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Dakota Brooks Joyce

October 31, 1991 - September 2, 2017

Denton- Dakota Brooks Joyce, 25, passed away on September 2, 2017. He was born on October 31, 1991 in Thomasville to Samuel Brooks Joyce and Amy Wolfe Joyce. Dakota was preceded in death by a grandfather Thomas Joyce. Left to cherish Dakota's memory are his mother, Amy Wolfe Joyce; father, Samuel Brooks Joyce; sister, Kara Joyce; brother, and best friend Wyatt Joyce; sister-in-law Jasmine;...
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Mary R. McDonald

September 2, 2017

Mary R. McDonald, 89, passed away on Saturday, September 2nd, 2017.Mary is survived by her daughters Pauline Weaver, Linda (Wayne) Richardson, and Annie McDonald (Mark) Silver; son Ricky (Gayle) McDonald; Mary is also survived by her 8 grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren.Preceding Mary in death are her late parents; husband Robert "Smokey" McDonald; and her son Mickey McDonald.There...
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Marguerite Estelle Mize

April 24, 1919 - August 25, 2017

Marguerite Estelle Freeman Mize, 98, of High Point, passed away Friday, August 25, in her cottage at Pennybyrn, where she and her late husband Conrad Mize had been active residents for over twenty years. Mrs. Mize was born Marguerite Freeman to the late Ernest B. Freeman, Sr. and the late Grace Lowder Freeman of High Point. She ran the Junior League Boutique shop in downtown High Point in the...
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George Salamalekis

February 24, 1974 - August 22, 2017

High Point- George Salamalekis, 43, passed away on August 22, 2017 in Lorain, Ohio. George was born to Sofoklis Salamalekis and Angela Perrou Salamalekis on February 24, 1974 in Cleveland Ohio. He grew up and spent most of his life in High Point, graduating from High Point Andrews High School in 1992. George loved the outdoors, cooking, landscaping and most of all his family. He was preceded in...
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Alexandra Karoplesiti Bocholis

December 31, 1924 - August 22, 2017

Mrs. Alexandra Karoplesiti Bocholis, our mother, aunt and yiayia, entered heaven on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. She was born December 31, 1924, in Karpenisi, Greece, the daughter of the late Konstandinos and Ekaterina Karoplesiti. There, she was educated in the schools and higher academies and grew up climbing trees in the summers with her beloved three sisters, Marika, Vasiliki, and Androniki. In...
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Darrell Harrison Hill

February 28, 1955 - August 17, 2017

THOMASVILLE - Darrell Harrison Hill, 62, of Thomasville, passed away Thursday, August 17th, 2017 at his home. He was born February 28th, 1955, the son of Margie and Jerry Hill.Surviving are his daughter Stephanie Hill of High Point; son Derrick Hill of Thomasville; two brothers David Hill of Archdale, and Donnie Hill of High Point; a sister Darlene Lamm of Tabernacle; and a grandson Derrick Hill...
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Alice Ann Hughes

July 11, 1932 - August 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sechrest Funeral Service, High Point, NC.
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Sylvia Anne White

July 2, 1932 - August 2, 2017

Sylvia Anne Siebert White went to be with Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ early Wednesday morning August 2, 2017. She was born in Winston Salem on July 2, 1932 to James and Dura Siebert who predeceased her. Sylvia was married to William Chase White Sr. on July 15, 1950. They were married for more than 58 years until his death in 2008. Lovingly known as "Grandmommie" to family and friends alike,...
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Clyde Graham White

August 11, 1922 - July 30, 2017

High Point - Clyde Graham White, age 94, passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017.Graveside services will be private at Floral Gardens Cemetery.Mr. White was a native of Randolph County and the son of the late J.J. "Jody" White and the late Icey Cox White. He served with the U.S. Merchant Marines during World War II. He received the Pacific, Atlantic, Mediterranean and Far East Zone medals. He also...
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Annie Louise Younger

January 14, 1921 - July 30, 2017

ANNIE LOUISE BROWN YOUNGERKernersville - Annie Lousie Brown Younger, age 96, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at Westwood Health and Rehabilitation in Archdale.A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, August 2, 2107 at Floral Gardens Cemetery. The family will greet friends at the cemetery following the committal service.She was a native of Guilford County and a daughter...
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Bessie S. Morgan

July 3, 1923 - July 29, 2017

HIGH POINT - Bess Morgan, 94, died Saturday, July 29th, 2017 while a resident of Pennybyrn at Maryfield in High Point, NC. A memorial service will be held at 11:00am, Saturday, August 5th, 2017 at First Lutheran Church in Greensboro. The family will receive friends following the service.Bess earned an AB degree from Lenoir Rhyne College where she met Paul Morgan, who would become her husband...
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Joan Francis Moore

August 14, 1931 - July 29, 2017

HIGH POINT - Joan Frances Jarrell Moore, 85, passed away on July 29th, 2017. She was born August 14th, 1931 to the late Lawrence and Minnie Fee Jarrell in Guilford County, North Carolina.She was a lifelong member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and an active participate of Young at Heart. Her family was part of the original founding members of the First Catholic Church in High Point....
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Peter Rudolf Wasmer

June 19, 1934 - July 28, 2017

Peter Rudolf Wasmer, age 83, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017 at Pennybyrn.A memorial service will be held 10:00 AM, Monday, July 31, 2017 at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in High Point with inurnment in the church columbarium. The family will receive friends following in the church parish hall.He was born in London, England on June 19, 1934 to the late Henry Wasmer and the late Hanne Heberlein...
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Brian Wayne Ragsdell

May 25, 1970 - July 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sechrest Funeral Service, High Point, NC.
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Ruby Hicks Witcher Stafford

June 20, 1919 - July 20, 2017

Ruby Hicks Witcher Stafford, 98, passed away on Thursday, July 20, 2017, at Westchester Manor in High Point, North Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Coy William Hicks and Cammie Mae Pitts Hicks.A private graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 2:30 pm at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Winston Salem, North Carolina.Arrangements under the direction of Sechrest Funeral...
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David Wayne Woodell

January 11, 1947 - July 2, 2017

David Wayne Woodell, 70, passed away peacefully in his home in High Point on Sunday, July 2nd, 2017. He was born to the late Jesse and Inez Pugh Woodell in Guilford County, North Carolina.David is survived by his loving wife, Suk Hui Ahn Woodell; daughter Laura Jean Woodell-James (Scott); brother Ray Woodell; sisters Janice Wilkerson, Joyce Reed, Myra Norton, and Ruth Jackson; and grandchildren...
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Shelva Jean Peacock

May 20, 1937 - June 28, 2017

HIGH POINT - Shelva Jean Peacock, 80, of High Point, peacefully passed away June 28, 2017, to begin her new life with the Lord and her loving parents.Shelva was born May 20, 1937 in Guilford County, NC, the daughter of Jonathan Seth Thompson and Mamie Solomon Thompson. She graduated from Sumner High School and practiced accounting in Orlando, FL where she lived most of her adult life. With her...
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Albert Ware

October 22, 1920 - June 22, 2017

High Point - Albert Ware Jr., 96, sunrise October 22nd, 1920 to sunset June 22nd, 2017 at 7:20pm.Born in New Orleans, LA to the late Albert Ware Sr. and Vivian Agnes Labat Ware. Also preceded in death by his loving wife of many long years, Mary Thelma Jones Ware; and granddaughter Cheryl Brown.Leaving to mourn, two sons Arthur L Ware of Long Beach, CA and Ricky Ware of Atlanta, GA; one Daughter,...
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Lena Kate Brown

January 5, 1926 - June 20, 2017

High Point - Lena Kate Horton Brown, 91, passed away on June 20th, 2017. She was born on January 5th, 1926 to the late Isaac Davis Horton and Olivia Sawyer Horton in Danville, Virginia. Lena was a lifelong resident of High Point and a member of Green Street Baptist Church.Lena is survived by her niece Joann Amos (Junior) as well as several other nieces and nephews; Brother-in-law Arnold Brown;...
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Kayla Ann Leach

November 27, 1995 - June 16, 2017

Airman First Class Kayla Ann Leach, 21, passed away Friday, June 16, 2017 after injuries from a motorcycle accident. A1C Leach enlisted in the Air Force December 8, 2015. She was currently stationed at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, where she was a Facilities Maintenance Section Technician in the 91st Missile Maintenance Squadron.Airman Leach was born November 27, 1995 and raised in High...
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Richard Blackburn

January 12, 1931 - June 13, 2017

High Point- Mr. Richard Dix Blackburn age 86, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in Hospice Home at High Point.Mr. Blackburn was born January 12, 1931 in Surry County to Dewey Blackburn and Irene Sparks Blackburn. Mr. Blackburn previously attended Brentwood Baptist Church; most recently he had attended Church of God in Statesville. Mr. Blackburn was preceded in death by his wife Zelma Asbill...
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Bobbie K. Lewis

December 4, 1932 - June 12, 2017

High Point- Bobbie Lewis, 84, passed away on Monday, June 12, 2017. Bobbie was born in Guilford County on December 4, 1932, the daughter of Paul George Kinney and Willa Mae Davis Kinney. She was a developer/lab technician for Alderman Studio for many years. Bobbie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She attended First Wesleyan in High Point. Preceding her in death are...
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Baeton Rigsbee

April 23, 1961 - June 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sechrest Funeral Service, High Point, NC.
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Marvin Columbus Jones

June 10, 1927 - June 7, 2017

Mr. Marvin Columbus Jones, Jr., 89, resident of High Point, passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Beacon Place Hospice and Palliative Care in Greensboro. Mr. Jones was born on June 10, 1927 in Trion, GA, a son to the late Marvin C. Jones, Sr. and Lillie Mae Ridley Jones. In August of 1944, he enlisted in the United States Navy during World War II, having served as an Aerial...
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Aaron Chase Sellars

March 16, 1994 - June 2, 2017

Chase Sellars, 23, passed away Friday, June 2, 2017. A resident of this area all of his life, Chase was born on March 16, 1994 in Guilford County, a son to Charles Sellars and Tammy Willard Ferguson. He attended East Davidson High School and worked for Garwood Custom Cycles in Lexington. Chase will be remembered for his contagious smile and being able to light up any room, bringing laughter...
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Helen Skidmore Warth

February 28, 1922 - May 27, 2017

Helen L Warth, age 95, passed away on May 27, 2017 at Shannon Gray Nursing Facility in Jamestown, NC. She is predeceased by her late husband, Thomas H Warth, and is survived by her sister, Doris Lowrance: son, Mike and his wife Pat, their daughter Ashley and Great granddaughter Riley; Daughter Pam and her husband Ed, their daughter Christine and husband Tim and son Eddie and wife Tiffanie and...
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Martha Hanes

November 21, 1918 - May 25, 2017

HIGH POINT - MARTHA THORNBROUGH HANES, 98, of High Point, NC, passed away on May 25th, 2017. She was born in Beaver Dam, Kentucky on November 21st, 1918, the daughter of the late William and Minnie Thornbrough. She was preceded in death by her husband Stacie J. Hanes, and her two brothers James and Lucien Thornbrough.She was retired from Wachovia Bank and Trust in High Point, after 32 dedicated...
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Walter Byron Starnes

July 21, 1937 - May 24, 2017

High Point- Walter Byron Starnes, 79, passed away on Wednesday May 24, 2017, at his residence. He was born in Salisbury, NC, on July 21, 1937, to Ralph Odell Starnes, who preceded him in death, and Helen Weavil Starnes. In 1959 he married the former Georgia Ann Farmer, who preceded him in death.A resident of Guilford County most of his life, he graduated from High Point High School in 1955. An...
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Virginia Keith Marshall

March 31, 1928 - May 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sechrest Funeral Service, High Point, NC.
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Robert Thomas Cottam

July 19, 1924 - May 22, 2017

Robert (Bob) Thomas Cottam, Jr., 92, passed away on Monday, May 22, 2017. Known as "Moby" by his many friends over the years, Moby was a lifelong resident of High Point, NC.Bob was born on July 19, 1924 to Robert Thomas and Mary Alice Tate Cottam of High Point. He graduated from High Point High School in 1942 and completed his post-graduate education at Sewanee Military Academy in Sewanee,...
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Virgil Volney Horney

October 8, 1946 - May 20, 2017

High Point- Virgil Volney Horney III passed away peacefully in his sleep early Saturday morning, May 20, 2017. Virgil was born in High Point on October 8, 1946 and lived in the city for most of his life. He graduated from High Point Central High School in 1965, Guilford College in 1969, and Wake Forest University Law School in 1973. Virgil was a lifelong member of the Deep River Friends Meeting....
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Paul Donald Boel

April 28, 1933 - May 18, 2017

High Point- Paul Donald Boel, 84, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Hospice Home at High Point. He was born on April 28, 1933 in Albany, New York to the late Fred Boel and Anna Knapp Boel. After receiving his honorable military discharge from the Army, Paul worked for Texaco Corporation, before graduating from Hudson Valley Community College. Paul worked for the State of New...
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Jack Clement Besosa

December 2, 1943 - May 15, 2017

Thomasville- Jack Clement Besosa, passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Mr. Besosa was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Besosa and LaRue Blackley Besosa; daughter, Patricia Ann Besosa Shurtleff; aunt, Francis Patton; and uncles, Dana Rine and Jessie Sandeford. Jack was dearly loved by his family and is survived by his beloved wife of 26 years, Diane...
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Mildred Yow Moring

September 16, 1929 - May 4, 2017

High Point - Mildred Yow Moring, 87, passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at Westchester Manor. She was born on September 16, 1929, to Robert and Canary Yow in High Point. Mildred was a life-long and faithful member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of High Point. She graduated at the top of her class from High Point College and was awarded the Long Leaf Pine Award for her volunteer work. She...
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Dorothy Ruth Davis Reedy

November 27, 1942 - April 28, 2017

Dorothy Ruth Davis Reedy (Dot) , 74, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 28th 2017. She was born to the late Hubert and Mae Davis in Athens, Tennessee on November 27th 1942. Dorothy was a devoted Christian and a member of North Pointe Church. She retired from Slane Hosiery and was also a wonderful mother, grandmother, and sister. Dorothy is survived by her children, Patricia Spivey ...
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Dorothy McCune Sansing

September 21, 1926 - April 19, 2017

Dorothy Roxanna McCune Sansing passed away peacefully on April 19, 2017, at Hospice House with her daughter at her side.She was born September 21, 1926, in Louisiana, Missouri, daughter of Tinsley West McCune and Julia Tenney McCune. She had two sisters and a brother who predeceased her. She was Salutatorian of her H.S. class of 1944 and attended William Woods College for Women for two years. As...
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Richard Timothy Rouse

June 28, 1950 - April 18, 2017

Richard Timothy "Tim" Rouse, formerly of High Point, died Tuesday, April 18, 2017.He was born June 28, 1950 to the late John L. Rouse, Jr. and the late Helen Regina Livengood.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his favorite aunt, Nina Livengood.Tim is survived by his brother John L. "Larry" Rouse, III and his wife Susan of Southern Pines; two nephews, Joshua Hatley Rouse of...
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Theresa Darline Heath

May 2, 1953 - April 14, 2017

High Point- Theresa Darline Heath, 63, peacefully found her path to God's right hand on Friday April 14, 2017 at Baptist Hospital. She carried with her the respect, love and admiration of countless friends. Theresa was born on May 2, 1953 in San Diego, California. Though she never ventured abroad, Theresa loved to travel and spent time in Texas, Indiana and Florida before finally settling in...
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Bruce Ernest Weavil

August 12, 1919 - April 7, 2017

High Point, N.C. - Bruce E. Weavil , 97, passed away on April 7, 2017, at Westchester Manor. He was born on August 12, 1919 in Davidson County to Ernest and Vada Hastings Weavil. He married Nancy Hayworth, the love of his life, on December 16 , 1939. He honorably served his country during WWII in the Heavy Artillery Division. After being discharged from the Army he worked as a salesman for...
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Pattie Whitfield Duke Nelson

February 5, 1927 - April 4, 2017

Born February 5, 1927 in Duplin County, NC, to Jesse and Alice Whitfield, Pattie was the youngest of seven children. She graduated from Mt Olive High School in 1943, then Meredith College in 1947 with degrees in business and mathematics.Pattie raised a family of three children while living in Durham, NC with husband, Joe. Following his death, she and her second husband, Carl, enjoyed a full,...
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Jacqueline Marie Doyle Keyes

July 7, 1925 - April 2, 2017

Jacqueline Keyes, age 91, of High Point, died at Pennybyrn on April 2nd, 2017.She was born in 1925 in Owosso, Michigan, to Susan Ott and John Doyle. On May 3rd, 1947, she married Byron Keyes, who preceded her in death after 62 years of marriage.She worked at The High Point Enterprise for 16 years, and after moving to Chapel Hill, worked for local government of Orange County until her retirement...
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Eileen Gail Murphy

May 20, 1949 - March 30, 2017

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Martha Ann Habig

October 26, 1926 - March 30, 2017

Martha Ann Habig, 90, peacefully passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Camden Place in Greensboro.Martha was born on October 26, 1926 in Van Buren, Arkansas.She was an active member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church for over fifty years. She was also an avid and active member of the golf community in High Point and loved playing bridge.Martha was preceded in death by her mother...
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Judith Gayle Woodard

July 3, 1940 - March 26, 2017

Judith French Woodard, 76, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, March 26, 2017.She was born July 3,1940, in High Point, N.C. to Walter and Faye French. She was a long time employee at Monarch Furniture and later attended DCCC, where she received her CNA certificate. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and her hobbies included cross stitching, fishing and crocheting.She is...
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Billie Jo Ann Robinson

January 21, 1931 - March 25, 2017

Billie Jo Ann Griffin Robinson, 86, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 25, 2017. She was born in Guilford County, NC to the late Joseph Luther Griffin and Mary Sechrest Griffin. She married the late Dewey Ellis Robinson of High Point, NC April 1949. Born in High Point, NC she and her family moved to Morganton, NC in 1963. She was an amazing and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great...
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George Leslie Thornton

February 7, 1933 - March 23, 2017

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Albert Johnson

June 19, 1934 - March 21, 2017

Dr. Albert Johnson Jr., 82, passed away at his home on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Albert was born in Bedford County, Virginia, to the late Albert Johnson Sr. and Ora Leftwich Johnson. Dr. Johnson was a retired Physician and Colonel of the United States Air Force. Albert's education began with a Bachelor of Arts from Lincoln University, continuing his studies with a Masters of Science from Howard...
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Gary Bruce Ragsdell

July 23, 1946 - March 3, 2017

High Point- Gary Bruce Ragsdell, 70, passed away on March 3, 2017. When you think of Gary think of Pris, April, Brian and his "kitties". Gary enjoyed going to Kingston Plantation, playing golf and watching UNC basketball.Gary proudly served his country in the Navy. He retired from AT&T early due to illness. Surviving are his wife of 47 years Priscilla Ragsdell; daughter April, son Brian and...
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Betty Lou Hinson

October 24, 1930 - March 2, 2017

High Point- Betty Lou Hinson Heath, 86, of High Point, passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at Piedmont Crossing in Thomasville, NC. Betty Heath was born October 24, 1930, the daughter of William Crowell Hinson and Virgie Irene Eagle Hinson. She graduated from Rockwell High School in Rockwell, NC, and later from Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, TX, with a Bachelor's Degree in Education...
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James Craig King

April 11, 1952 - February 18, 2017

James "Jimmy" Craig King, 64, passed away on February 18, 2017. He was born on April 11, 1952, to Glen and Mary King in High Point.Along with his father, Jimmy was preceded in death by his brother, Gilbert Creasey.Survivors include his wife, Sheila Sells King; son, James Gilbert King; mother, Mary King; grandchildren, Mitchell and Johnathan King; great-grandchildren, Keyleigh and Samuel...
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Betty Jean Ellington Auman

August 7, 1939 - February 13, 2017

Betty Jean Ellington Auman, 77, peacefully passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017. Betty was born in Guilford County to Leonard Ellington and Grace Corder Ellington on August 7, 1939. Betty was a faithful member of Montlieu Avenue United Methodist Church for over fifty years before it merged with Hickory Grove United Methodist Church. She was a Sunday school teacher there for twelve years,...
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Helen Chilton Riley

December 10, 1926 - February 8, 2017

Mrs. Helen Chilton Riley, 90, passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2017. Mrs. Riley was born on December 10, 1926 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina to the late Raleigh Elwood Chilton, Sr. and Lilly Vesta Aaron Chilton. She was a graduate of Hanes High School, where she had served as Poet Articulate for her graduating class. She enjoyed writing poetry, playing the piano...
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Audrey Michelle Riley Smith

August 5, 1957 - February 6, 2017

Archdale-Ms. Audrey Michelle "Titter" Riley Smith, 59, passed away Monday, February 6, 2017 at her home. Ms.Smith was born on August 5, 1957, in Guilford County to the late Joseph William "Red" Riley, Sr. and Helen Chilton Riley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son Kevin Smith. She is survived by brothers, Joseph William "Butch"...
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Marie Nance Winslow

February 2, 1934 - January 27, 2017

Anne Marie Nance Winslow, was born on February 2, 1934 in Davie County, North Carolina to the late Noah Nance and Geneva Howard Nance. Proceeding her in death are her parents as well as her beloved husband, Elbert Lloyd Winslow Sr. Marie is survived by son, Elbert Lloyd Winslow Jr. and grandchildren Matthew Lloyd Winslow, Michael Evan Winslow and Ashley Paige Weakley. A graveside service will be...
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Mary Anne Creech McIntire

November 29, 1947 - January 27, 2017

Mary Anne McIntire, age 69, passed away on January 27th, 2017 at her home in Raleigh following a battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held in her hometown at 11:00 am Saturday, February 4, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church in High Point with inurnment to follow in the church columbarium. The family will receive friends beginning at 10:00 am at the church for one hour prior to the...
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Kevin Paul Flaherty

October 17, 1960 - January 24, 2017

Kevin Paul Flaherty, 56, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, died peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.Kevin was born in Hudson County, New Jersey to James (Jim) and Margaret Patricia (Largey) Flaherty on October 17, 1960. He married Shannon Elizabeth Goett on March 5, 1983 in San Diego, California. He graduated from Kearny High School in 1979. From which time, he entered the Navy...
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Joseph William Riley

April 21, 1923 - January 21, 2017

High Point- Mr. Joseph William "Red" Riley, Sr., 93, passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Hospice Home at High Point. Mr. Riley was born on April 21, 1923, in Marlboro County, South Carolina to the late John B. Riley and Ruth Miller Riley. He faithfully served his country in the United States Army during World War II and was the VFW Commander 619 in High Point. Joseph worked for North...
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Carleen Summey Reagan

November 27, 1925 - January 16, 2017

High Point- Mrs. Carleen Summey Reagan, 91, passed away Monday, January 16, 2017.Carleen was born November 27, 1925, in High Point, NC, a daughter of William Grover Summey and Carrie Lanier Summey. She graduated from Hickory High School and attended Lenoir Rhyne College. She was a lifelong member of Green Street Baptist Church. In 1948, Mrs. Reagan married James Sawyer Reagan, Sr., who...
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Ara Fay Kuykendall

March 30, 1926 - January 15, 2017

HIGH POINT - Ara Fay Seal Kuykendall, of High Point, peacefully left her home on Sunday January 15, 2017 to be with the Lord and her Heavenly family.She was born March 30, 1926, in Sneedville, Tennessee, to the late Rev. Eugene T. Seal and Mary Elsie Trent Seal. She has four sisters still on earth: Anne Mabe and husband, Royce, of Morristown, Tennessee, Dale Vaughn and husband, Grant, of Bean...
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Bessie Raye Frazier York

July 30, 1918 - January 12, 2017

Bessie Raye Frazier York 98 passed away on Thursday January 12, 2017 at Westchester Manor. Bessie was the daughter of the late William Jessie Frazier and Lula Yow Frazier, and wife of the late Howard Isaiah York.She is survived by four sons and their families, Ray and Cheryle York, Barry York, Terry and Sharon York, Gary and Jolene York, grandchildren, Ray "Chip" York ,Christin York, Kim...
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Bruce H. Carraway

September 20, 1920 - January 11, 2017

BRUCE HILLIARD CARRAWAY, Jr, 96, of Peachtree City, Georgia, died on January 11, 2017. Formerly of Greensboro, North Carolina, he moved to Atlanta in 1974. Son of the late Captain Bruce Hilliard Carraway, Sr. and Berta Marguerite Lindsay Carraway, Mr. Carraway was born on September 20, 1920. He was predeceased by his wife, Helen Gaitley Carraway.Mr. Carraway grew up in High Point and graduated...
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Jeanne Isabelle Montgomery

June 6, 1929 - January 10, 2017

Jeanne Isabelle Montgomery, 87, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at High Point Regional Hospital. She was born in High Point on June 6, 1929, daughter of the late William P. Montgomery and Edith Oliver Montgomery.Jeanne was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church of High Point. Music was her passion and her life, in 1971 Jeanne graduated with her master's degree in music from...
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Stephen Michael Cook

October 29, 1956 - January 10, 2017

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Mildred Burns Everhart

July 4, 1933 - January 8, 2017

Mildred Burns Everhart passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017. She was born on July 4, 1933, to Alva and Sarah Burns. She is predeceased by her parents and her husband, Buddy Everhart. Mildred is survived by her children; daughters, Sandra Harrell and Donna Byrum (Ronnie) and her son, Michael Buck, grandchildren; Amy M. Ellis, Amanda K. Penland, Kara E. Hayes, and Meredith L. Edgell and eight great...
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Elizabeth Bullard Warwick

June 7, 1938 - January 8, 2017

Elizabeth Bullard Warwick, age 78, passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at High Point Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Abbotts Creek Baptist Church, of which she was a member, with Reverend Mark Hollar officiating. Burial will follow at Floral Garden Cemetery. She was born June 7, 1938 in Roberson County to the late Albert Bullard...
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Carmelo Rios

July 16, 1924 - January 8, 2017

Wilkesboro - Carmelo Rios, 92, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017, at Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehab Center.Carmelo was a WWII Veteran and worked as a foreman until retirement age.Survivors include his wife, Rosa, five daughters, one son, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at Sechrest Funeral Service in...
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Catherine Jester Hutchins

March 11, 1924 - December 31, 2016

Catherine(Kat)Jester Hutchins, 92, quietly went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday December 31 at Hospice House in High Point.Born March 11, 1924 she was the daughter of the late John Jester and Susan Giles Jester. She was a devoted wife, mother, and dedicated her life to serving the Lord. She was a member and attended Hickory Chapel Wesleyan Church were she worked with the...
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Christopher Jay Anderson

January 20, 1960 - December 22, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Sechrest Funeral Service, High Point, NC.
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Dorothy Bass Alexander

January 19, 1917 - December 9, 2016

High Point- Dorothy Bass Alexander, 99, of 210 Edgedale Dr., High Point, NC passed away on Friday, December 9, 2016. She was born in Rice, Virginia, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gates Bass. She graduated from Maryville Presbyterian College in Maryville, TN and received her Masters of Education from UNC Greensboro. She worked as a teacher and guidance counselor for High Point City...
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Polly McMillian Hurley

December 3, 1935 - December 7, 2016

High Point- Polly McMillian Hurley, 81, passed away on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at her home. She was born on December 3, 1935 in West Jefferson. In addition to her mother Ruby McMillian, Polly was preceded in death by her loving husband Edward Wayne Hurley, Sr., daughter, Margie Hurley Peters; and a sister, Peggy Kenney. Surviving are her sons, Edward Wayne Hurley Jr., and Tommy Dean Hurley ...
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James Robert Baker

January 7, 1961 - November 25, 2016

A Trucker's PrayerBy: Carlos Lee Akers, Sr.Dear God above bless this truck I drive, and help me keep someone alive. Be my mortal sight this day, on streets where little children play. Bless my helper fast asleep when the night is long, and keep my cargo safe and sound through the hours big and round. Make my judgment sound as steel, and be my hands upon the wheel. Bless the...
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William Bradley Ingram

December 9, 1956 - November 25, 2016

William "Brad" Bradley Ingram, 59, peacefully passed away surrounded by his loved ones on Friday, November 25 at his home. He was born in Forsyth County, NC on December 9, 1956, the son of Nicholas Jasper Ingram and Phyllis Shelton Ingram who preceded him in death. Brad retired from Roadway Express after 35 years of service as a union truck driver. That he was very proud of his individual driving...
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Felix Antonio Pena

February 23, 1949 - November 19, 2016

Felix Antonio Pena-AlvarezHigh Point - Felix Antonio Pena Alvarez passed peacefully November 19, 2016. Felix was born February 23, 1949, to Ramon Pena and Luz Alvarez. Felix is survived by his wife, Maria Salome Pena; his daughters, Vilma Peralta, Alicia Rivas, and Neris Pena; his grandchildren, Adriana Rivas, Angelly Rivas, Nicole Rivas, Daniela Peralta, and Kasey Aguiar; and siblings, Melido...
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Rebecca Anne Connell

July 23, 1946 - November 19, 2016

Asheville - Rebecca Anne Connell born July 24, 1946 passed away peacefully at St Joseph's Hospital in Asheville on Saturday November 19, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents Ray Connell Sr. and Myrtle Stallings Connell and a nephew Caydon Andrew McKinney.Left to cherish her sweet memory, her brother Ray "Dub" Connell Jr and Phyllis of Myrtle Beach SC, her nephews Joel...
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Barbara Lee Burton Levina

May 19, 1928 - November 15, 2016

Barbara Burton Levina died surrounded by her family on November 15. She faced her kidney failure diagnosis in 2011 with determination and without self pity. Barbara was born May 19, 1928, the devoted daughter of William Wesley Burton and Lillian Bilbro Burton. She was raised in High Point along with her loving sisters, Beverly Goldston and Martie ("Midge") Hester. She attended High...
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Edward Wayne Hurley

September 23, 1930 - November 10, 2016

Edward Wayne Hurley, 86, passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at High Point Regional Hospital. He was born on September 23, 1930 in West Jefferson to the late Arthur and Hazel Combs Hurley.Wayne was a Past Master of the High Point AFAM Masonic Lodge and a Past President of the High Point Shriners Club. In addition to his parents Wayne was preceded in death by a daughter, Margie Hurley...
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N. Wayne Veach

June 20, 1936 - November 8, 2016

High Point- Norman Wayne Veach, 80, died November 8, 2016 at High Point Regional Hospital. He was born in High Point, NC, the son of the late Henry M. and Alma Veach. He graduated from Jamestown High School (now Ragsdale) where he lettered in football, basketball and track and was voted "Most Popular" in his senior class. He graduated from High Point College (now University),...
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Bonna Nelson

June 30, 1945 - November 6, 2016

High Point - Bonna Faye Nelson, 71, passed away at High Point Regional Hospital on Monday, November 7, 2016. A native of High Point, Bonna was born on June 30, 1945, to the late Fletcher and Evelyn Meadows. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Jerry H. Nelson. Bonna is survived by her son Greg (Michelle); grandsons Luke, Nolan and Charles; brother Larry Meadows (Darlene);...
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