Archdale - Clarence Lee Varner, 67, of 4810 Macon Drive, devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many went to be with the Lord May 15, 2000.
He was born Aug. 28, 1932, in Guilford County, a son of Joseph Franklin and Mary Talley Varner. He retired from Motor Convoy Inc. in 1992. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Trindale Baptist Church. On Sept. 21, 1951, he married the former, Marion Lee Yarborough, who survives of the residence. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Myra Dawn Varner April 23, 1974, and a brother, Robert Varner.
Also surviving are three daughters, Towa McNair and her husband, Danny, of Trinity, Cara Wagoner and her husband, Craig, of Archdale and Donnett Frank and her husband, Freddie, of Archdale; a sister, Mrs. Imogene Farrington of Collinsville, Va., and a brother, Darrell Varner of High Point; five grandchildren, Heather Foster, Mandy Baxter, Brandon Frank, Kelly Frank and Holly Frank; and two great-grandchildren, Garrett Foster and Kaitlyn Baxter.
Funeral will be 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Sechrest Archdale Chapel by the Rev. Stephen L. Welborn and the Rev. David Williams. 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 American Heart Association, 202 Centreport Drive, Greensboro, N.C. 27409.
Jamestown - Mrs. Annie Dillon Welborn, 92, of 3423 Dillon Road died May 15, 2000, at High Point Regional Hospital.
She was born Dec. 21, 1907, in Guilford County, a daughter of James and Mary Robbins Dillon. She was a homemaker and attended Bales Chapel Wesleyan Church. On Nov. 19, 1927, she married Walter E. Welborn, who preceded her in death Nov. 22, 1981. She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Ernestine (Tweeny) Welborn and a son, Kenneth Green Welborn.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Skeen and her husband, Jasper, of Jamestown; five grandchildren, Ruth Anne Hughes and her husband, Jerry, Marsha Weekly, Ricky Skeen, Robbie Skeen and Mike Charles and his wife, Jennie; and five great-grandchildren, Nicole Neese, Shaun Weekly, Jason Weekly, Brian Charles and Becky Charles.
Funeral will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Bales Chapel Wesleyan Church by the Rev. Harold Bumby, the Rev. Wes Brown and the Rev. Willard Kiser. Burial will be in Hopewell United Methodist Church. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at Sechrest Funeral Home, E. Lexington Avenue.
Robert Winfrey Sr.
High Point - Robert E. Winfrey Sr., 70, died May 15, 2000, at High Point Regional Hospital.
He was born July 4, 1929, in Guilford County, a son of Lonnie and Blanche McGhee Winfrey. He was a lifelong resident of High Point and had owned and operated B&J Sales Agency. He was a U.S. Marine veteran and a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. On May 26, 1950, he married the former Jane Tews, who survives of the residence.
Also surviving are a daughter, Donna W. Harrill and her husband, Ken, of Trinity; a son, Robert E. Winfrey Jr. and his wife, Kay, of Trinity; a granddaughter, Melanie; six stepgrandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; and a brother, Donald G. Winfrey and his wife, Frances, of Kernersville.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Floral Garden Park Cemetery by the Rev. Melvin B. Anderson. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262 or to the American Heart Association, 202 Centreport Drive, Suite 100, Greensboro, N.C. 27409 or to the American Diabetes Association, 1021 Harvest Time Way, Greensboro, N.C. 27410.
High Point - Joel Lane Witcher, 39, of 309 Hickory Chapel Road died May 14, 2000, at his residence.
He was born Feb. 13, 1961, in Guilford County, a son of S.L. and Betty Sue Jarrett Witcher. He had lived most of his life in High Point. He was a welder with Neil Allen Ind. He was a member of Poplar Ridge Friends Meeting, the Seekers Sunday School Class, Friends in Motion, an usher and a member of the men's softball team.
Surviving are a son, Jacob Lane Witcher of Belews Creek; a sister, Alyson W. Frazier and her husband, Don, of High Point; a brother, David Witcher and his wife, Jo, of Kernersville.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Poplar Ridge Friends Meeting by the Rev. Randy Quate and the Rev. Mark Hudspeth. Burial will be in Hickory Chapel Wesleyan Church Cemetery. The body will be at Sechrest Funeral Home, Archdale, until placed in the meeting house 30 minutes prior to the service. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to Jacob Witcher Trust Fund, 309 Hickory Chapel Road, High Point, N.C. 27260.
Fayetteville - Mrs. Thelma Combs Campbell, 84, of 2416 Kimberly Drive died May 16, 2000, at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.
She was born July 1, 1915, in Wilkes County, a daughter of Thomas Lee and Emma Caudle Combs. She was a resident of High Point most of life and moved to Fayetteville two years ago. She married William Grant Campbell, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. ElMine Johnson and Miss Angela K. Campbell, both of Fayetteville; two sons, Edwin Campbell of Kennesaw, Ga., and Joseph Campbell of High Point; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Stedman and Judi Everhardt; and a brother, Gordon Combs.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Floral Garden Park Cemetery by the Rev. W. Sherrill Boykin. There will be no visitation.
Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale, is in charge of arrangements.
High Point - Henry Hazel Clodfelter, 95, of the Presbyterian Home and formerly of 406 Model Farm Road, went to be with the Lord on May 17, 2000.
He was born Feb. 1, 1905, in Randolph County, a son of Edward and Mary Parrish Clodfelter. He was a resident of High Point the majority of his life and was a retired dairy farmer and building contractor.
He attended Catawba College. He was a member of Archdale United Methodist Church, where he served on various committees and was a member of the Adult Fellowship Sunday School Class.
He was a member of the Archdale-Trinity Lions Club and had 43 years of perfect attendance. He received the 'Lion of the Year' award and other awards. He was an avid gardener and shared with all his friends, and also shared bushels of pecans. He married Selma Elder, who preceded him in death. He later married the former Mary 'Bea' Blankenship, who also preceded him in death. He will be remembered for his smile and will be missed by all those who loved and cared for him, especially the nurses at Presbyterian Home. He also was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
Surviving are his sister, Veda Clodfelter; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Elizabeth Sechrest.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Archdale United Methodist Church by the Rev. Mary John Dye and the Rev. Harold Shives. Burial will be in Springfield Friends Meeting Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.
Members of the Adult Fellowship Class will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Memorials may be directed to the Building Fund of Archdale United Methodist Church, 11543 N. Main St., Archdale, N.C. 27263.
Lexington - Roscoe Cox, 79, formerly of Market Street died May 16, 2000, at Lexington Memorial Hospital.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. today in Lexington City Cemetery. There will be no visitation.
Davidson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Redmond, Wash. - Ms. Amy Darlene Wynn Johnson, 31, died May 13, 2000.
Surviving are her mother and stepfather, Linda and Joseph K. Kelly of Archdale, N.C.; father and stepmother, Robert and Lisa Lynn Wynn of Prescott Valley, Ariz.; a daughter, Jessica Gail Johnson of Kennesaw, Ga.; a son, Michael Lawerence Johnson of Redmond; two sisters, Holi Olga Grant and her husband, Eric, of Kernersville, N.C., and Pamela Joyce Brooks and her husband, Donald, of Kennesaw; and her grandmother, Joyce B. Allred of High Point.
Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday at the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale. The family will be at the residence of Joseph and Linda Kelly, 5309 Lancer Drive, Archdale.
Lexington - Miss Celia Ann Jordan, 15, of Meadow Lane died May 16, 2000.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Davidson Funeral Home Lexington Chapel. Visitation will be 6-8 tonight at the funeral home.
Harry Knight Jr.
High Point - Harry Albert Knight Jr., 83, died May 17, 2000, at his residence.
Foster Funeral Home, Winston-Salem, is in charge of arrangements.
Garland Knott Sr.
Asheboro - Garland Maynard Knott Sr., 78, died May 16, 2000.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Oakhurst Baptist Church. Visitation will be 7-8 p.m. Friday at Ridge Funeral Home.
Greensboro - Ivan Lowry, 63, of 4333-A Edith Lane, died May 17, 2000, at Moses Cone Hospital of chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
He was born Jan. 14, 1937, in Prentiss, Miss., a son of the Rev. Ivan Lowery Sr. and Anna Belle Wallace Lowry. He received a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Mississippi State University and his master's of science degree in chemical engineering from Louisiana State University. He served as a navigator in the U.S. Air Force for five years and retired as a lieutenant colonel from the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He was a professional engineer and worked for several years for DuPont and GAF in Chattanooga, Tenn.
He also worked for several years as a plant engineer at High Point Chemical and was plant manager at Unitex and Novachem in the Piedmont area. He provided engineering consulting services to various companies through his own company, Lowry Engineering, and owned Carolina Travel in Greensboro. He was an active member of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), and Travel Agents of the Carolinas (TAC). He was preceded in death by his father.
Surviving are his partner, Keith Gower; a daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and William Borland of Decatur, Ga.; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael Lowry and Bonny Moellenbrock of Carrboro; a granddaughter, Mara Lowry of Carrboro; his mother of Alexandria, La.; two sisters, Linda Atkins of Houston and Barbara Jezycki of Redwood Shores, Calif.; and three brothers, Robert Lowry of Alexandria, James Lowry of San Francisco and John Lowry of Sacramento, Calif.
Memorial service will be 7 p.m. Friday at the clubhouse at Georgetowne Square on Edith Lane in Greensboro. Visitation will be at the residence Friday after the memorial service.
Memorials may be directed to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 5624 Executive Center Drive #100, Charlotte, N.C. 28212 or to Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere (COLAGE), 3543 18th St. #17, San Francisco, Calif. 94110.
Linwood - Mrs. Ella Murphy, 87, of Hilltop Living Center, formerly of Bryson City, died May 16, 2000, at Lexington Memorial Hospital.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Timberlake Chapel at Piedmont Funeral Home. Visitation will be 6:30-8:30 tonight at the funeral home.
Baltimore, Md. - Miss Eunice Inez Boyd, 77, died May 9, 2000, at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Baltimore.
She was born Aug. 2, 1922, in High Point, N.C., a daughter of Robert Caswell and Callie Vuncannon Boyd. She was a resident of Baltimore since 1942. She retired from Exxon Corp. and was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Hazel B. Glisson of Jamestown, N.C., and Mrs. Louise B. Marshall of Greensboro, N.C.; two stepbrothers, Harold Suits of Fairborn, Ohio, and Jimmy Suits of Thomasville, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Sechrest Chapel, High Point, by the Rev. Steve Martin. Burial will be in Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-8 tonight at the funeral home.
A memorial service was held May 10 at Leonard J. Ruck Funeral Home in Baltimore.
High Point - Mrs. Ruby Boles Dew, 77, of Horneytown Road died May 11, 2000, at High Point Regional Hospital.
She was born Dec. 16, 1922, in Randolph County, a daughter of Ernest Harrison and Minnie Yates Boles. She retired from Silver Knit Hosiery Mill in 1974. She was a member of Oakview Baptist Church and a senior citizen center volunteer. On Sept. 2, 1939, she married James H. Nunn, who preceded her in death in 1974. She later married Herbert R. Dew, who also preceded her in death Sept. 13, 1981. She also was preceded in death by a son, James H. Nunn Jr. in 1982; a daughter, Deborah E. Ghaleb, in 1995; a stepson, Eugene Dew in 1999; a sister, Ruth Whitaker in 1977; and two brothers, Elmer Boles in 1985 and Jim Boles in 1995.
Surviving are two sons, David Nunn and His wife, Lynn, and Michael 'Red' Nunn, all of Archdale; four daughters, Sandra Moore and her husband, Dean, of Walnut Cove, Geneva Ray and fiance, Ed Hester, Barbara Lax and her husband, James, all of High Point, and Pam Campbell and her husband, Albert, of Archdale; a stepdaughter, Madeline Oxedine of Sumter, S.C.; two brothers, Robert Glenn Boles and his wife, Jackie, of Archdale and Alvin Boles of High Point; two sisters, Louise Draper and her husband, Jimmy, and Faye Cromer and her husband, Harvey, all of High Point; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point, by the Rev. Steve Smith. Burial will be in Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at the funeral home and other times at the residence of Barbara and James Lax, 3906 Cornish Glen Court, High Point.
Memorials may be directed to Building Tomorrow, Oakview Baptist Church, 810 Oakview Road, High Point, N.C. 27265.
Lexington - Mrs. Viola Mae Clodfelter Epley, 86, of 203 Peacock Ave. died May 11, 2000.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday Timberlake Chapel at Piedmont Funeral Home. Visitation will be 7-9 tonight at the funeral home.
Spencer - Miss Edna Pearl Gobbel, 93, died May 11, 2000, at Rowan Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.
She was born Aug. 2, 1906, in Spencer, a daughter of Alfred Tilden and Daisy Sophia Simeson Gobbel, who preceded her in death. She was a graduate of Spencer High School in Spencer and Catawba College in Salisbury. She taught fourth grade for 44 years in Spencer schools and was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Teaching Sorority. She was a lifelong member of Central United Methodist Church of Spencer and she served as a teacher and on various boards. She also was a member of Spencer Woman's Club.
Surviving are two brothers, Barry Gobbel and Howard Gobbel, both of Spencer.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Central United Methodist Church of Spencer by the Rev. Rodney Hagans. Burial will be in Rowan Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Summersett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.