Lexington - Mrs. Thelma Hall Hilton, 94, of 2190 Herron Road, died March 24, 2000.
Mrs. Hilton was born Jan. 21, 1906. She was a homemaker and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Mrs. Hilton was preceded in death by four brothers and five sisters.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Troy E. Hilton, who survives of the home. Also surviving are one daughter, Doris Hilton Fogleman and her husband, Joel, of Whitsett; one son, Lowell D. Hilton and his wife, Phyllis, of Asheboro; three grandchildren, Cameron Hilton of Burlington, Janean Hilton Callicutt of Asheboro and Heather Hilton of Asheboro; one brother, Dallas Hall of Greensboro; and nephews, nieces and friends.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 4820 Liberty Grove Road, Liberty. A committal service will be held at 4 p.m. at the Tucker Cemetery in Seagrove.
Visitation will be 7-9 tonight at Loflin Funeral Home, 212 W. Swannanoa Ave., Liberty.
Memorials may be directed to Whitsett Fire Department, Whitsett, N.C.
Whitsett - Janice Catherine Bethone Huffman, 54, of Greenhaven Drive, Winston-Salem, died March 25, 2000 after declining health for 1 year.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Unity Baptist Church, Winston-Salem.
Visitation will be 6-8 tonight at Davidson Funeral Home Hickory Tree Chapel, Lexington.
Winston-Salem - Tony Edward Lambeth, 58, of Winston-Salem, died March 25, 2000 at his residence.
He was born Feb. 27, 1942 in Davidson County, the son of Paul E. Lambeth and Willa Mae Harris Lambeth. He attended Thomasville High School and graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in forestry. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He retired from the Winston-Salem Fire Department with over 30 years of service and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Thomasville. On May 2, 1964, he married the former Myra Ellen Smith, who survives of the home.
Also surviving are his parents; one brother, Michael Stephen Lambeth and his wife, Carolyn, of Kannapolis; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ben and Gladys Smith of Meadowbrook Terrace, Winston-Salem; one sister-in-law, Vaunice Hampton of Kannapolis; four nieces, Ashley Hampton of Kannapolis, Monica Mitre, Noelle Lambeth and Misha Mendez, all of Austin, Texas; three great-nephews; and on great-niece.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at J.C. Green & Sons Chapel, Thomasville, with Chaplain Randy Hillman and the Rev. Joel Smith.
Visitation will be 6-8 tonight at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, INC 100-C S. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103.
High Point - James (Jim) Allen White, 51, of 3842 Briarwood Ave., died March 24, 2000.
Mr. White was born in Guilford County on Dec. 6, 1948, a son of James and Lorene Whitley White. He owned and operated White’s Wallpaper and was a member of First Wesleyan Church. Mr. White was president of the Girls Athletic Association and was a member of the Elks Club. On May 14, 1977 he married the former Kathy Wall, who survives of the home.
Also surviving are two daughters, Miss Jamie White and Miss Heather White, both of the home; his father, James White of Chicago, Ill.; his mother and step-father, Lorene and Howard Dunlap of High Point; one sister, Mrs. Donna Boles of High Point; two brothers, Steve Dunlap of Lexington and Howard Dunlap of Thomasville; two brothers-in-law, Bob Wall and his wife, Pam, of Southmont, N.C. and Steve Wall and his wife, Mavis, of Winston-Salem.
Jim was a very unique husband, father, son or just friend. If he had a dollar in his pocket and you asked for 25 cents, he would reach into his pocket and give you the dollar instead. We were a special family that always played together, laughed together and gave constant hugs. He may be gone to the great Heaven above for now, but we will see him again and again we will be hugging, laughing and singing. We will miss him so very much.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Sechrest Funeral Home Chapel by Dr. Aron P. Willis. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to First Wesleyan Church, 1915 N. Centennial St., High Point, N.C. 27262.
Henderson - Juanita Rogers Williams, 76, died March 25, 2000.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Sunset Avenue Church of God. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at Ridge Funeral Home, Asheboro.
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Mocksville - Harold Henry “Speed” Barringer Jr., 41, of 240 Tot St., Mocksville died March 25, 2000.
Memorial Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Baptist Church in Cooleemee.
Piedmont Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Charlotte - Carl Van Gray, 73, of 1508 Wickham Lane, formerly of High Point, died March 26, 2000, at Hospice House of Union County, Monroe, following a brief illness.
He was born in High Point, a son of Cleaster and Lula Payne Gray, who preceded him in death. He graduated from William Penn High School and completed training in electronics. He had a successful career in Baltimore as a radio and television repairman. He resided in Balti for more than 40 years. He was preceded in death by his only sister, Margaret Elizabeth Gray Tyson March 4, 2000.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Dockery of Brooklyn, N.Y., Ms. Gail Gray of Greensboro and Ms. Carlvenus Abaoag of Charlotte; a son, Harlin Van Gray and his wife, Anna, of Baltimore; six grandchildren, Wendy Lord, Byron King, April and Angel Gray, Ismail Abaoag and Kelly Danae Gray; six great-grandchildren, Andrew and Aaron Lloyd, Brandon King, William King and Byron King II and Ashanti Badger.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Haizlip Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Danny Rogers. Burial will be in Oakwood Memorial Park. Visitation will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel and other times at the residence of Mrs. Mary Rogers, 1409 E. Green Drive.
High Point - Mrs. Laura Bingham Hudspeth, 70, died March 27, 2000, at Evergreens Nursing Home following several years of declining health.
She was born June 20, 1929, in Guilford County, a daughter of G.C. and Mary Elizabeth Steele Bingham. She was a sitter at High Point Regional Hospital, prior to her retirement and was a member of Community Baptist Church in Thomasville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Weaver Monroe Hudspeth July 7, 1999. She also was preceded in death by two brothers, Neal Bingham and Bill Bingham.
Surviving are a daughter, Ellen Cook of High Point; three sons, Bobby Ray Bingham of Sophia, Weaver Michael Hudspeth and David Wayne Hudspeth, both of High Point; two sisters, Sonya L. Bingham of High Point and Fern Browning of Jacksonville, Fla.; two brothers, Harrison Bingham and Don Bingham, both of High Point; a sister-in-law, Hazel Stanley of Dobson; and five grandchildren.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Harold C. Davis Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Thurman Thompson. Burial will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation zwill be 7-8:30 tonight at the funeral home.
The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff of Evergreens for their kindness.
Jamestown - Mrs. Ruth Moon Jones, 81, of 6711 Arvin Avenue died March 26, 2000, at her residence.
She was born Nov. 16, 1918, in Chatham County, a daughter of Joe John and Annie Sadie Jackson Moon. She was a resident of Jamestown for the last 34 years and was a homemaker. She was a member of Hickory Chapel Wesleyan Church and the Senior Bible Sunday School Class. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl C. Jones.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Edna Carter of Greensboro, Mrs. Louise Brandon of Trinity and Mrs. Carra Rovota of Shamokin, Penn.; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Floral Garden Park Cemetery by the Rev. Douglas Caldwell. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at Sechrest Funeral Home, High Point.
High Point - Mrs. Flossie Juanita Mebane, 75, of 611 Ashburn St. died March 23, 2000, after a lengthy illness. She was affectionately known as “Chip” by her friends and family.
She was born Aug. 24, 1924, in Granite Quarry. She was a wife, mother, grandmother and devoted member of St. Stephen’s AME Zion Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Monroe Mebane, June 7, 1998.
Surviving are three sons, Anthony Mebane of the residence, Gregory Mebane of Charlotte and Kevin Mebane of Greensboro; two grandchildren, Rashon Mebane of High Point and Bianca Mebane of Statesville; and a host of sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Stephens AME Zion Church. A viewing of the body will be 30 minutes prior to the services. Burial will be in Carolina Biblical Gardens. Visitation will be at the residence of Mrs. Hazel Alexander, her loving sister-in-law, 1221 Delk Drive.
Hoover’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lexington - Odell Perry Messer, 66, of 7053 U.S. 64 East died March 26, 2000, at Community General Hospital.
He was born April 21, 1935, in Haywood County, a son of Kaywood and Bonnie Sutton Messer. He lived most of his live in this area. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean War. He retired from Stanley Furniture, where he served as finishing manager. He was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Mrs.. Annie Warren Messer of the residence; a daughter, Mrs. Dianne Lee and her husband, Jerry, of Thomasville; two sons, Edwin Messer and his wife, Sara, of Thomasville and Dennis Messer and his wife, Beverly, of Lexington; five brothers, Dennis Messer of Lexington, Alvin Messer, Bobby Messer, Joe Hannah and Bruce Hannah, all of Waynesville; two sisters, Sally Grasty of Waynesville and Jeannette Haney of Texas; and four grandchildren, Melissa Messer, Tiffany Lee, Whitney Messer and Cody Messer.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at J.C. Green & Sons Chapel, Thomasville, by the Rev. Jimmy Burris. Burial will be in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home 7-9 tonight at the funeral home and other times at the residence.
Memorials may be directed to Davidson County Heart Association, c/o Mary McGee, P.O. Box N, Lexington, N.C. 27293.
Lexington - David Lynn Reich, 39, of Welcome-Bethesda Road died March 27, 2000, at his residence after an illness of six years.
Funeral will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at Center United Methodist Church. Visitation will be 6:30-8:30 tonight at Davidson Funeral Home Hickory Tree Chapel.
Lexington - Vernon Eugene Robbins, 75, of Pine Tree Drive died March 27, 2000, at Forsyth Medical Center after an illness of two weeks.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Davidson Funeral Home Lexington Chapel. Visitation will be 6-8 tonight at the funeral home.