Lexington - Charles Wayne Barrier, 60, of 211 Embler Road died June 25, 2000.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery.
Family Funeral Care, Thomasville, is in charge of arrangements.
High Point - Mrs. Sarah Hutchens Brinson, 75, of 1127 Gatehouse Road, died June 25, 2000, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.
She was born Feb. 23, 1925, in High Point, a daughter of George Elijah Hutchens and Elizabeth Linebach Hutchens. She attended Salem Academy in Winston-Salem, Ward Belmont College in Nashville, Tenn., Queens College in Charlotte and graduated from High Point College. She was past director of the Salem Academy Alumni Association, past director of the Southern Furniture Club, past director of High Point Country Club, past director of Mental Health Association and past director and treasurer of the YWCA in High Point. She was a sustaining member of the High Point Junior League, a member of the Literary League, Gay Blade Garden Club. She was listed in the Who's Who of the Women's U.S.A.
Her father was the founder of Food World, and she was past president and secretary of Food World Inc., which merged with Harris Teeter. She was a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church and was on the administration committee, finance committee and music committee.
On June 12, 1948, she married Robert L. Brinson, who survives of the residence. She was preceded in death by three brothers, George W. Hutchens, Robert L. Hutchens and John G. Hutchens.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Brinson Wentz and her husband, Russell, of Charlotte and Mrs. Sarah Brinson Cunningham and her husband, Henry, of Greensboro; two sons, Robert L. Brinson III and his wife, Jill, of Atlanta and George M. Brinson and his fiancee', Linda Just, of Beverly Hills, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Mary Jane Souweine and her husband, Jean, of Pinehurst; a brother, Joseph Elijah Hutchens of High Point; eight grandchildren, Elizabeth Stafford, Jacquelyn Stafford, Henry Cunningham III, Sarah Cunningham, Robert L. Brinson IV, Brooke Brinson, Alexandrea Brinson and Madelyn Brinson.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church by the Rev. Garland Young and the Rev. Beverly Gaska. Burial will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. The body is at Sechrest Funeral Home, High Point. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be J. Mills Brinson Jr., Robert A. Brinson, John G. Hutchens Jr., James P. Hutchens, Joseph E. Hutchens, Robert L. Hutchens Jr., Thomas Hutchens, Berry Gordy IV and Julian B. White.
Honorary pallbearers will be Lewis Brandon, Robert Lindsay, William McKenzie, Richard Wright, Anthony Libertore, H. Braudis Leonard Jr., John M. Belk and Olin F. Davis.
Memorials may be directed to the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University, Hematology/Oncology Section, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Medical Center Blvd., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27157 or Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 1401 Old Mill Court, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103.
High Point - Mrs. Pearl Gurley Causey, 81, of 507 Manor Drive died June 25, 2000, at her residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Harold C. Davis Funeral Home.
Trinity - The Rev. Jesse Alton Highfill, 74, of 5309 N.C. 62 South died June 24, 2000, at Wake Forest University Medical Center in Winston-Salem.
He was born Jan. 27, 1926, in Rockingham County, a son of James and Etta Lou Loving Highfill, who both preceded him in death. He was a member and founding pastor of Christian Cathedral in Thomasville. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II. On April 6, 1947, he married Beatrice Causey, who survives of the residence.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Rebecca Thompson and her husband, Tommy, of Lynchburg, Va., Ms. Rhonda Leverett of Houston and Mrs. Kimberly Crews and her husband, Randall, of Rural Hall; a sister, Mrs. Mary Parker of High Point; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Christian Cathedral by the Rev. Numa Highfill, the Rev. Robert Cranfill and the Rev. Jeffrey Hilbourn. Burial will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery, High Point. The body will be at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home, Thomasville, until placed in the church at 4 p.m. Monday. Visitation will be 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at the church and other times at the residence.
Members of the board of directors of Christian Cathedral will serve as pallbearers.
Memorials may be directed to American Diabetes Association, N.C. Affiliate, 3109 Poplarwood Court, Suite 125, Raleigh, N.C. 27604-1043.
Charlotte - Mrs. Mae Jean Kotsionis, 89, formerly of High Point, died June 24, 2000, at Brighton Gardens.
She was born in Glossa, Skopelos, Greece, and came to the United States in 1920. She was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral and a lifelong member of the Ladies Philoptochos Society in High Point and Charlotte, as well as other philanthropic organizations. She was preceded in death by her husband, Angelo Kotsionis.
Surviving are four adopted children of Mae and Angelo Kotsionis, Mrs. Anna Scourles of Athens, Greece, Harry Kotsionis and his wife, Ellie, of Greensboro, Harvey Kotsionis and his wife, Jane, of Winston-Salem and Mrs. Laura Nixon and her husband, Tom, of Charlotte; her sister-in-law, Jennie Mackris of Florida; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. today at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, High Point, by the Rev. Dennis Canavos and the Rev. George Daskalakis. Burial will be in Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery, High Point.
Pallbearers will be Bill Nixon, grandson; Pete Kortsonis, grandson; George Kroustalis; Paki Hondros, godson; Jimmy Davis, godson; and Philip Nixon. Trisagion was held 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Charlotte.
Memorials may be directed to St. George Greek Orthodox Church Trust Fund, 808 N. Hamilton St., High Point, N.C. 27262.
Hankins & Whittington, Dilworth Chapel, 1111 East Blvd., Charlotte, is in charge of arrangements.
Greensboro - James 'Jim' M. Landreth, 55, died June 24, 2000, at his residence.
He was a servant to all as he enjoyed painting and woodworking. He was employed with Johnston Properties of Greensboro for 20 years. He was a member of Brentwood Baptist Church in High Point.
A wonderful husband, father, grandfather and son, he is survived by his wife, Paula P. Landreth of the residence; a son, James Landreth Jr. of High Point; two daughters, Janie Landreth Williford and her husband, Dan Williford, of Wake Forest and Cindie Marshall and her husband, Eric, of Greensboro; five grandchildren, Karisa Landreth, Dillon Williford, Casey Williford, Courtney Marshall and Erica Marshall; his parents, Clyde and Lura Landreth of Archdale; four brothers, Clyde Landreth Jr. of Seattle, Dwight Wayne Landreth of Louisville, Ky., Benjamin Landreth of Archdale and Stephen Landreth of Glenola.
Memorial service will be 11 a.m. today at Hanes-Lineberry, Sedgefield Chapel. A private committal service will be at a later date.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, N.C. 27405.
Kernersville - Henry Francis 'Hank' Lieurance, 58, of 6445 Littlewood Road, formerly of Jamestown, died June 24, 2000.
He was born Sept. 16, 1941, in Dayton, Ohio, a son of Antonio and Frances DeAloia Sindoni. He was most recently employed by MotorSport Designs of High Point and formerly worked for Financial Software Consultants of Staten Island, N.Y. He was a United States Marine Corps veteran and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was of the Catholic faith. He was a lifetime member of the Custer Historical Society and the Order of Indian Wars. He won numerous speaking awards. He was employee of the year of Software International for four years, and he was a former proprietor of Spring Creek Edible Inc. in Jamestown. On Oct. 1, 1994, he married the former Pat Black, who survives of the residence.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jennifer Lieurance Kuhlmann and her husband, Jonathan, of Beverly, Mass.; two sons, Jeffrey Lieurance and his wife, Alana, of Toms River, N.J., and James Lieurance of Huntersville; four stepdaughters, Monica Black of Kalamazoo, Mich., Nikki Black of Wilmington, Stacy McKenna and Jennifer McKenna, both of Derry, N.H.; two stepsons, Chris McKenna and David McKenna, both of Derry, N.H.; his father of Dayton, Ohio; three sisters, Janice Manfredi and her husband, Jim, of Dayton, Ohio, Frederica Braschel and her husband, Jack, of Woodstock, Ga., and Marirose Sindoni of Dayton, Ohio; four grandchildren, Josh Lieurance, Johanna Lieurance and Jesse Lieurance, all of Toms River, N.J., and Caleb Kuhlmann of Beverly, Mass.
Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sechrest Chapel, High Point, by Dr. Donald Mimbs. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Inc., 1100-C S. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103.
Thomasville - Ermine Ward of 707 Unity St. died June 25, 2000, at Community General Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at J.C. Green & Son Funeral Home.
High Point - Mrs. Bernice Ijames Wood, 81, formerly of 244-B Northpoint Estates, died June 24, 2000, at Westwood Health & Rehabilitation Center after five months of declining health.
She was born April 2, 1919, in High Point, a daughter of Berry and Minnie Myers Ijames. She was a lifelong resident of High Point and a member of First Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Ideal Sunday School Class. She retired as secretary-treasure from Curt Manufacturing and was a member of the Musical Arts Club. She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. On May 14, 1938, she married Curtis William Wood, who preceded her in death Feb. 18, 1986.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Steve (Glenda) McNeil of 208 Shadow Valley Road and Mrs. Robert (Lynn) Kirk of 510 Oakview Road; a son, Dr. Curtis William Wood Jr. of Cullowhee; six grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Evia High of Archdale; and a brother, Athel Ijames of 193 Graystone Place, Thomasville.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point. 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 Steve and Glenda McNeil.
Pallbearers will be David High, Daniel High, Sean High, Aaron Michael Kirk, Matthew Glenn McNeil and Steven Andrew McNeil.
Memorials may be directed to Westwood Health & Rehabilitation Center, 625 Ashland St., Archdale, N.C. 27263.
Chapel Hill - Mrs. Eva Martin Staples Boswell, 73, died June 22, 2000, at her residence after a long illness.
She was born July 27, 1926, in Lynchburg, Va. She was educated in Lynchburg City Schools. She was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Randolph-Macon Women's College. She received a master's degree in sacred music from Union Theological Seminary, New York City, where she was awarded the Alumni Academic Scholarship for her graduate school class.
She held organist/choirmaster positions in Elizabeth, N.J., High Point, Charlottesville, Va., and Chapel Hill. She was a member and past president of the Chapel Hill Music Teacher's Association and a member of the Durham/Chapel Hill chapter of the American Guild of Organists. She was a member of the Chapel of the Cross, where she was active in the choir. She also served as chairman of the stewardship committee, chairman of the Every Member Canvass and served on the vestry.
Surviving are her husband, Dr. John I. Boswell Jr.; a son, Dr. John I. Boswell III and his wife, Marolyn; two grandchildren, Ian and Laura, both of State College, Pa.; a daughter, Julia Boswell Young and her husband, Michael, of Pittsboro; and a sister, Dorothy Staples Leachman and her husband, Thomas, of Lynchburg, Va.
Funeral was held Monday.
Memorials may be directed to the Music Fund of the Chapel of the Cross, Franklin St., Chapel Hill, N.C. 27514.
Walkers Funeral Home, Chapel Hill, is in charge of arrangements.
High Point - Mrs. Pearl Gurley Causey, 81, of 507 Manor Drive died June 25, 2000, at her residence following two years declining health.
She was born March 3, 1919, in High Point, a daughter of Ezekial Frances and Daisy Roach Gurley. She was a homemaker and a member of Christ Community Church. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and enjoyed gardening. On July 5, 1941, she married Glenn H. Causey, who survives of the residence.
Surviving are two daughters, Mickey Causey Shotwell and her husband, Henry, of Randleman and Judy Gayle Causey of Tobaccoville; three sons, Glenn H. Causey Jr. and his wife, Judy, Charles Edward Causey and his wife, Janet, both of High Point and Michael Franklin Causey of Winston-Salem; a sister, Azzilee Lax of High Point; five grandchildren, Melissa Causey Huggins, Michael Shannon Shotwell, Jennifer Lee Causey, Jonathan Adam Causey, Kay Cooper Beitzel; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Harold C. Davis Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Jeffrey P. Palmer. Burial will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-9 tonight at the funeral home.