Trinity - Wilbert Ward Smith, 68, of 3522 Ivey Lane, our loving father and grandfather left this earth March 27, 2000, to be with his Savior and loving wife. He was a patient at High Point Regional Hospital due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident last week.
He was born July 26, 1931, in Moore County, a son of Hume and Radie Smith. He was a resident of Archdale and Trinity most of his life and was a retired employee of Influential Hosiery. He was of the Baptist faith. On June 12, 1954, he married Ruth Frye Smith, who preceded him in death May 3, 1998.
Surviving are four daughters, Ms. Cathy Smith Fogleman of Thomasville, Mrs. Ronnie (Barbara Smith) Campbell of High Point, Mrs. Paul (Pam Smith) Sexton of 3498 Circle Ct., Trinity and Mrs. Ron (Patricia Smith) Duffield of Tennessee; three granddaughters; Brooke Sexton, Jillian Sexton and Keegan Duffield; two grandsons, Jeffrey Burrow and Jared Duffield; two sisters, Mrs. Sally Wilkinson of Sanford and Mrs. Pauline Seagraves of Sanford,; two brothers, William Joe Smith of Liberty and Alford Smith of Eagle Springs; and his mother-in-law, Mrs. Lillian Frye of Lexington.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Services, Archdale, by the Rev. Jessie Maynard and the Rev. Kenneth Lethcoe. Burial will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at the funeral home and other times at the residence of Mrs. Pam Sexton.
Lexington - Paul Jack Vineyard, 72, of 410 Staplewood Road died March 26, 2000.
Entombment service will be 2 p.m. today in Forest Hill Memorial Park. Visitation will be at the residence of his daughter, Cathey Moheisen, 1251 Becky Hill Road.
Piedmont Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Thomasville - Clyde Washington Dennis, 93, of 2019 Liberty Drive died at 4:45 a.m. March 28, 2000, at Wesleyan Arms Nursing Center.
He was born Nov. 26, 1906, in Troy, a son of Lee Madison and Sarah Brown Dennis. He retired from Thomasville Furniture Industries with 41 years of service. He was a member of Fair Grove United Methodist Church, the Men’s Bible Class and a former member of the official board of the church. On Aug. 21, 1928, he married Thelma Kellis, who preceded him in death Nov. 2, 1996.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lester (Pauline) Lucas and Mrs. Barry (Rosemary) Williamson, both of Thomasville, and Mrs. Ken (Hilda) Owen of High Point; a son, Leon Dennis of Denton; nine grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Family Funeral Care Chapel by the Rev. David White. Burial will be in Fair Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to Fair Grove United Methodist Church, 204 Cedar Lodge Road, Thomasville, N.C. 27360 or to the donor’s choice.
Thomasville - Major Duncan, 60, of 234 Wintbrook Road died March 27, 2000, at High Point Regional Hospital.
He was born March 8, 1940, in Columbus County, a son of Abe and Lottie Cribb Duncan. He was employed with Drexel Heritage Furnishings Inc. of High Point and was of the Baptist faith. On March 25, 1977, he married Nevella Leffew, who survives of the residence.
Also surviving are two sons, Mitchell Ray Duncan of Thomasville and James Rodney Duncan of the residence; five sisters, Mrs. Pat Harris of Charleston, S.C., Mrs. Betty Duncan of Tabor City, Mrs. Louise Richardson, Mrs. Kathleen Richardson and Mrs. Magoline Faircloth, all of Brunswick County; three brothers, Raeford Duncan and Toy Duncan, both of Tabor City, and Spurgeon Duncan of Chadburn; and two grandchildren.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at J.C. Green & Son Chapel by the Rev. Clayton Hulin. Burial will be in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-9 tonight at the funeral home and other times at the residence.
Lexington - Odell Perry Messer, 66, of 7053 U.S. 64 East died March 26, 2000, at Community General Hospital in Thomasville.
He was born April 21, 1933, in Haywood County, a son of Kaywood and Bonnie Sutton Messer. He lived most of his life 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.
Jamestown - Walter Bill Robbins. 85, of Kivett Drive died March 28, 2000, at High Point Regional Hospital.
He was born Aug. 23, 1914, in Sophia, a son of John and Lunda Owens Robbins. He was former owner and operator of Crossroads Grocery Store and was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to all. He was a member of Old Union United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by 18 brothers and sisters.
Surviving are his wife, Cora Allred Robbins of the residence; three daughters, Linda Lambeth and her husband, Henry, of Greensboro, Hilda Barfield and her husband, Randall, and Jean Browning, all of Jamestown; two sisters, Nora Brown of High Point and Evelyn Burroughs of Richmond, Va.; 11 grandchildren, William Carmichael, Walter Carmichael and Randall Carmichael, all of Boiling Springs, Tiane Barfield Lawman of Jamestown, Brenda Cox of Greensboro, Diane Stephenson of Pensacola, Fla., Henry Lambeth Jr. of Greensboro, Michelle Harrell of Boiling Springs and Christopher Lambeth of Greensboro; 11 great-grandchildren; and a special friend and caregiver, Luther Garner.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Harold C. Davis Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Buddy Fox and the Rev. Jack Tripp. Burial will be in Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-9 tonight at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262.
Lexington - Mrs. Lucille Overman Beck, 78, of Becks Nursery Road died March 29, 2000, at her residence after a serious illness of one month.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Hedrick’s Grove United Church of Christ. Visitation will be 6-8 tonight at Davidson Funeral Home.
High Point - Mrs. Opal Brown Green, 79, of 1043 Montlieu Ave. died March 28, 2000, at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro.
She was born Feb. 5, 1921, in Greensboro, a daughter of Gordon and Epsie Mae Holden Brown, who preceded her in death. She retired from the city of High Point as a metermaid and a long time employee of the Jewel Box Jewelry Co. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Washington Green Sr., Dec. 27, 1989.
Surviving are two sons, George Washington Green Jr. and his wife, Joni, of Milton and Mark McDarus Green and his wife, Becky, of Dalton, Ohio; two daughters, Judy Carol Green of the residence and Amy Joyce Wells of Evans, Ga.; two sisters, Doris Derosa and Betty Barbusca; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday in Fairgrove United Methodist Church by the Rev. R. David Cox.
Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale, is in charge of arrangements.
Thomasville - Mrs. Margaret Thelma Kennedy Harris, 78, of 1073 Buie Bodenheimer Road died March 29, 2000, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.
She was born June 14, 1921, in Davidson County, a daughter of Everette Thomas and Sally Estella Hepler Kennedy, who preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She was preceded in death by her brother, Edwin Kennedy and a granddaughter, Connie B. Good. On April 8, 1939, she married the Rev. Luther C. Harris, who survives of the residence.
Also surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Steve (Carol) Joyce of Stokesdale; a son, James “Ronnie” Harris and his wife, Durinda, of Hendersonville; a sister, Mrs. Clarence (Ruth) Swicegood of Thomasville; four grandchildren, Alex Butler, Mark Harris, Stephen Joyce and Marnel Smith; two great-grandchildren, Kari Grace Joyce and Walker Joyce.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at J.C. Green & Sons Chapel by the Rev. Steve Joyce and a son-in-law, the Rev. James Banks. Burial will be in Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-9 tonight at the funeral home and other times at the residence. 1073 Buie Bodenheimer Road.
Memorials may be directed to the Kidney Foundation of N.C., P.O. Box 2383, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27514 or to Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 2354 Finch Farm Road, Trinity, N.C. 27370.
Thomasville - Mrs. Laura Darr Lewis, 83, of SunBridge for the Triad, formerly of 1004 Oak St., died March 28, 2000, hours after being admitted to High Point Regional Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Thomas-Haizlip Funeral Home.
Asheboro - Robert Cleamon Loflin, 78, died March 29, 2000.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Roger Parris Sr.
Archdale - Roger L. Parris Sr., 76, of 600 W. Brook Court died March 28, 2000, at High Point Regional Hospital.
He was born Dec. 18, 1924, in Jellico, Tenn., a son of Oliver Boyd and Florrie Woodham Parris, who preceded him in death. On Dec. 30, 1971, he married Willie Hunsucker Parris. He retired from Pilot/Durham Life Insurance Co. after 30 years of service. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church of High Point and a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II. His hobby was woodworking crafts and his joy was driving a bus for handicapped children.
Surviving are his wife of the residence; two daughters, Cathy Watkins and her husband, Jim, of High Point and Serena Parris Simmons and her husband, Charles, of Rutherford College; a son, Roger L. Parris Jr. of Naples, Fla.; five sisters, Irene Clubb and her husband, Alfred, of Burlington, Ann Lineberry and her husband, Fred, of Randleman, Faye Ogeltree of Panama City, Fla., Betty Davis and her husband, David, of Sophia and Brenda Trents and her husband, Gene, of Sophia; four grandchildren, Bruce Parris, Ashley and Lauren Stevenson and Rowan Ferris Simmons; and one great-grandchild, Rowan Parris.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point, by the Rev. Glenn L. Myers. Burial will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to the Capital Campaign Fund at Christ United Methodist Church.
Albert Pigg Sr.
Lexington - Albert H. Pigg Sr., 72, of 5479 Old N.C. 109, entered into eternal peace March 28, 2000.
He was born May 10, 1927, in Fredrick County, Md., a son of Maxie and Edna Huffman Pigg, who preceded him in death. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a self-employed furniture salesman. He was preceded in death by his wives, Evelyn Robinson of Bessemer City and Rosetta Lewallen of Thomasville.
Surviving are an ex-wife, Patsy Bradley Pigg of Thomasville; two sons, Maxie Joe Pigg of High Point and Albert H. Pigg Jr. of Florida; three daughters, Mrs. Lisa Henriquez of the residence, Mrs. Roger (Debbie) Riddle of Lexington and Ms. Mary (Button) Pigg of High Point; seven stepchildren, Ronald Robinson of Bessemer City, Robert Bradley of Thomasville, Mrs. Connie Connolly of Thomasville, Mrs. Martha Collins of Archdale and Ms. Tonetta Tollison of Thomasville; a brother, Manuel Frank Pigg of Caswell County; 13 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at J.C. Green & Sons Chapel by the Rev. Robert Dale Roach. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and other times at the residence.
Memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Association, N.C. Affiliate, 3109 Poplarwood Court, Suite 125, Raleigh, N.C. 27604-1043 or to the American Lung Association of N.C., 3409-D W. Wendover, Greensboro, N.C. 27407.
Thomasville - Mrs. Margaret Jean Riley Richardson, 70, of 261-6 Boggs Dairy Road died March 29, 2000, at Community General Hospital.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Greenwood Baptist Church. Visitation will be 7-9 tonight at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home.