Mrs. Florence Oakley Allred, 78, of 2111 Adams Farm Parkway died June 13, 2000, at High Point Regional Hospital.
Surviving are her husband of 59 years, the Rev. Dr. G. Howard Allred of the residence; a son, Don, and his wife, Pat, and their children, Dustin and Beth, all of Asheboro; a two daughters, Susan and her husband, Ron Singletary, and their children, Cathryn and Lauren, all of Jacksonville and Laura and her husband, Hal Morgan Jr. and children, Samantha and Zachary Allred, all of Wilmington; a brother, William L. Oakley and his wife, Doris, of Summerfield.
A service of celebration of life will be 2 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, 512 N. Main St., High Point, by the Rev. Don Lloyd and the Rev. Chris Thore. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-9 tonight at Hanes-Lineberry, Sedgefield and other times at the residence.
Memorials may be directed to the TV Fund, First United Methodist Church, 512 N. Main St., High Point, N.C. 27260.
Thomasville - Mrs. Melva Ree Cecil Byerly, 80, of 160 Brenda Drive died June 12, 2000, at Mt. Vista Nursing Center, Denton.
She was born Dec. 6, 1919, in Davidson County, a daughter of Fred and Maude Kennedy Cecil. She and her husband were former owners of Whip-O-Will Camp Grounds at Badin Lake. She was a member of Greenwood Baptist Church. In 1939, she married Coy Robert Byerly, who preceded her in death Oct. 26, 1996.
Surviving are four sons, Ken Byerly and his wife, Peggy, of Little Uwharrie Road, Dolan Byerly and his wife, Nancy, of Presley Drive, Winston-Salem, Grady Byerly and his wife, Shirley of Old N.C. 109, Lexington, and Wayne Byerly and his wife, Marty, of Brenda Drive, Thomasville; a foster daughter, Christy Whitaker of Lexington; seven sisters-in-law, Mrs. Blanche Miller, Mrs. Sarah Mae Craver, Mrs. Betty Byerly and Mrs. Hazel Byerly, all of Thomasville, Mrs. Mozelle Scarlette and Mrs. Elarae Lambeth , both of Lexington, Mrs. Mary Lou Woodard of Greensboro; two brothers, Webster Cecil of High Point and Austin Cecil of Florida; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Family Funeral Care Chapel by the Rev. Steve Livengood. Burial will be in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-9 tonight at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to Mt. Vista Health Park, P.O. Box 1547, Denton, N.C. 27239.
Thomasville - Leonard Odell Carter Sr., 74, of 202 Pine St. died June 12, 2000, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 10, 1925, in Horry County, S.C., a son of Sumter Odell and Alice Cox Carter, who both preceded him in death. He was employed with Carroll Motors in Lois and Conway, S.C., as an automobile body repairman. After moving to this area in 1971 he was employed with Rex Plastics, where he retired in 1983. He was a member of New Grace Baptist Church, a trustee of the church, an usher, president of his Sunday school class and a former church treasurer. On Sept. 20, 1961, he married Eloise Blackburn, who survives of the residence. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Mrs. Jennie Carter Horne.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ernest (Shirley) Rabon and Mrs. Chuck (Trisha) Whitaker, both of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; two sons, Leonard 'Lenny' Carter II and his wife, Tara, of Thomasville and Junior Carter and his wife, Linda, of Loris, S.C.; a sister, Mrs. Ethel Cox of Winter Haven, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral will be 4 p.m. Thursday at New Grace Baptist Church by the Rev. Ron Mason and the Rev. Hoyt Mason. Burial will be in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Visitation will be 7-9 tonight at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home and other times at the residence.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Davidson County, P.O. Box 1941, Lexington, N.C. 27292 or to New Grace Baptist Church, P.O. Box 2246, Thomasville, N.C. 27360
Lexington - Mrs. Rebecca 'Becky' Carroll Garner, 74, of Colonial Drive died at 2:18 a.m. June 13, 2000, at Community General Hospital after a one week of illness.
She was born Sept. 7, 1925, in Davidson County a daughter of Benjamin Van and Gertrude Ward Carroll. She was a graduate of North Carolina Baptist Hospital School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse and retired as an associate director of nursing at Community General Hospital, Thomasville. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Donald J. Garner of the residence; two sons, Bill Bolling and his wife, Nancy, of Atlanta and Robin Garner and his wife, Wendy, of Davidson; a daughter, Carol Bolling Frank and her husband, Dale, of Lexington; six grandchildren, Joseph and Khalisa Bolling, Joshua and Sundee Frank and Dylan and Chap Garner; a brother, Raeford Carroll of Eden; two sisters, Rose Carroll Surratt and Rachel Carroll Richards, both of Denton.
Funeral will be 3 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church by the Rev. Ray Howell III. Entombment will be in Forest Hill Memorial Park. Visitation will be 6:30-8:30 tonight at Davidson Funeral Home and other times at the residence.
Memorials may be directed to the College of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, c/o UNC Charlotte Foundation, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, N.C. 28223-0001.
High Point - Arthur George Johnson, 78, of 129 E. Bellevue Drive died June 12, 2000, at High Point Regional Hospital.
She was born Dec. 26, 1921, in Stuart, Va., a son of Dock C. and Ravie Chaney Johnson. He was a resident of High Point since 1962, having previously lived in Baltimore, Md. He retired from Harris-Teeter Super Markets Inc. He was a member of English Road Baptist Church, an active deacon of the church and a member of the Fellowship Class. On May 16, 1949, he married the former Evelyn Hickman, who survives of the residence.
Also surviving are four daughters, Patsy Holdaway of King, Peggy Robertson of Oakton, Va., Carolyn Gossett of Dayton, Ohio, and Victoria Dull of Wilmington; two sons, Larry Johnson and Wesley Johnson, both of High Point; a brother, Vestal Johnson of High Point; eight grandchildren; and many friends.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Cumby Eastchester Drive Chapel by the Rev. James A. Summey. Burial will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:30-8:30 tonight at Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.
Pallbearers will be members of the Fellowship Class.
Memorials may be directed to English Road Baptist Church, 1111 English Road, High Point, N.C. 27262.
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Gassaway - Bernard 'Mac' Frayser McLaurine Jr., 80, of 435 Hog's Foot Road died June 13, 2000, at Middle Tennessee Medical Center after and extended illness.
Graveside service is today in Beach Hill Cemetery.
Woodbury Funeral Home, Woodbury was in charge of arrangements.
Thomasville - Jesse Willard Maness, 81, died June 13, 2000, at Wesleyan Arms Inc. in High Point.
Family Funeral Care is in charge of arrangements.
High Point - Ms. Doris Laverne Tyson, 60, of 1392 Bailey Circle, formerly of 1108 Barbee Ave., died June 11, 2000, at High Point Regional Hospital, where she had been a patient since June 5. She had been in declining health for one year.
She was born in High Point, a daughter of Harold Franklin Steed Sr. and Arlene Tyson, who preceded her in death. She graduated from William Penn High School, class of '57 and attended North Carolina A&T State University and received a bachelor of arts degree in sociology. She resided in Philadelphia for 20 years, where she was employed by the state of Pennsylvania in the welfare department. After returning to High Point in 1983, she began part-time employment at High Point University as checker and cashier. She was a member of First Baptist Church and a member of the Religion and Art Club. Fraternally, she was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the V.F.W. Post 5574.
Surviving are a son, Lafayette Tyson of Nashville, Tenn.; five brothers, Harold F. Steed Jr. and his wife, Jean, of Cherryhill, N.Y., Johnny E. Steed and his wife, Curtina, of High Point, Leon Steed and his wife, Marilyn, of Bordentown, N.J., Michael Steed of Beverly, N.J., and Jeffery Steed of Edgewater Park, N.J.; three sisters, Ms. Catherine D. Steed of Willingboro, N.J., Ms. Deborah L. Steed of Riverside, N.J., and Ms. Deidra L. Steed of Washington, D.C.; two aunts, Mrs. Leslie Perry and Mrs. Ossie P. Harrison, both of Charlotte; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and devoted friends, among them, Mrs. Norma Jean Gray, Mrs. Patricia Steed and Ms. Marie Littlejohn.
Funeral will be noon Thursday at First Baptist Church by the Rev. F.L. Andrews. Burial will be in Carolina Biblical Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-8 p.m. tonight and other times at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Steed, 1212 Guilford St.
Haizlip Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lexington - Mrs. Elaine Essick Walser, 67, of Old Lexington Road died June 12, 2000, at her residence.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday in New Friendship United Church of Christ Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:30-8:30 tonight at Davidson Funeral Home.
Lexington - Betty Joyce Gordon Walton, 57, of SunBridge Nursing Home, formerly of Foy Avenue, died at 5:48 p.m. June 12, 2000, at the nursing home.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday in Forest Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:30-8:30 tonight at Davidson Funeral Home.
Sophia - Ralph Huba Woodell, 78, of 3383 Partridge Lane died June 12, 2000, at High Point Regional Hospital after five years of declining health.
He was born Oct. 29, 1921, in Lee County, a son of John Huba and Naomi Kelly Woodell. He was a Randolph County resident most of his life and had lived at Carolina Beach from 1971 to 1986. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II. He was employed by Boilermakers Local 30 and was of the Baptist faith. He married the former Eloise Venable, who preceded him in death in 1986. He also was preceded in death by a brother, William Woodell and a grandson, Billy Ray Newsome Jr.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Billy (Tia) Newsome of Sophia and Mrs. Charles (Sandy) Williams of Trinity; a son, Michael Steven Woodell Sr. and his wife, June, of Sophia; a sister, Mrs. Roberta Shackelford of Roxboro; 12 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. at the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale, by the Rev. Robert Shackelford. Burial will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at the funeral home.
High Point - Mrs. Vara Robinson Bennett, 73, of 1020 Montlieu Ave., died June 10, 2000, at Sunbridge for the Triad.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Haizlip Funeral Home. The family will be at the home of her son, Norman Bennett, 526 Pendleton St.