Rev. W. A. Frye
High Point - The Rev. W. Austin 'Bud' Frye, 80, of 5261 Frye St. died June 27, 2000, at his residence following six months of declining health.
He was born June 30, 1919, in Randolph County, a son of William W. and Rosa B. Frye, who both preceded him in death. He was a lifelong resident of the Archdale/Trinity area and was employed from 1937 to 1970 with Burlington Industries serving 33 years. He retired Dec. 31, 1981, from Perpetual Savings & Loan. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II. For 37 years, from May 1963 to February 2000, he was pastor of Mt. View Independent Methodist Church. He was a licensed Wesleyan minister and a former member of the Archdale planning and zoning board. On Dec. 23, 1939, he married the former Rosa Lee Crouse, who survives of the residence. He was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.
Also surviving are a son, Darrell Frye of Archdale; two daughters, Sylvia Hill and her husband, Steve, of High Point and Janet Maley and her husband, Rick, of Archdale; his daughter-in-law, Libby Frye of Archdale; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 3 p.m. Friday at Fairview United Methodist Church by the Rev. Bobby Swaim and the Rev. David Hunt. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 6:30-9 tonight at Cumby Funeral Service, Archdale.
Pallbearers will be Frank Smith, Dale Spivey, Don Jarrell, Phil Deaton, Danny McDowell and Randy Crouse.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262.
High Point - Mrs. Mabel Frame Johnson, 81, of 4402 Oak Hollow Drive died June 28, 2000, at her residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Sechrest Funeral Home, High Point.
High Point - James Edward Landrum, 53, of 6411 Staffordshire Drive died June 27, 2000, at High Point Regional Hospital.
He was born Dec. 16, 1946, in Danville, Va., a son of Hugh and Doris Talley Landrum. He was a graduate of Trinity High School. He joined the U.S. Marines in 1966 and served in Vietnam. He was a supervisor foreman for Piedmont Natural Gas Co. and a member of High Point Seventh Day Adventist Church. On Aug. 28, 1965, he married the former Barbara Mauldin, who survives of the residence.
Also surviving are four daughters, Ms. Donna Landrum of Salisbury, Ms. Jamie Anderson of Stony Point, Mrs. Amber Gardner of Louisiana and Mrs. Ashley Manning of Burlington; two sisters, Mrs. Diana Lambert of Randleman and Mrs. Dawn Hooper of Thomasville; a brother, Holland Landrum of Thomasville; and five grandchildren.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at High Point Seventh Day Adventist Church by the Rev. Gerald L. Mobley. Burial will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.
Germanton - Mrs. Betty Cummings Marley, 58, of 7820 Misty Mountain Road died June 27, 2000.
Funeral will be 1 p.m. Friday at Family Funeral Care Chapel, 18 Randolph St., Thomasville.
High Point - Jerry Miller, 76, of 2734-C Annmore Circle died June 26, 2000, at High Point Regional Hospital where he was a patient three weeks.
He was born July 10, 1923, in Jefferson, S.C., a son of Arthur and Nealy Lockhart Miller. He relocated to High Point from Cheraw, S.C., more than 40 years ago and was last employed as a furniture delivery-man. He later worked part-time as a janitor at Thayer Coggin Inc. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maggie Cozette Miller; a sister, Ola Davis; and four brothers, George Miller, Elmer Miller, Claude Miller and James Miller.
Surviving are two daughters, Robin Mabry of Asheboro and Louise Ingram of Greensboro; a stepson, Heager LeVoyd Hill of Birmingham, Ala.; two brothers, Kermitt Miller and his wife, Alice, of Bennettsville, S.C., and Walter Meadows of Jefferson, S.C.; four sisters, Uenda Scott of Washington, Geneva Brown, Lula McCoy and Bonnie Kirby, all of High Point; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, other relatives and friends.
Funeral will be 1 p.m. Friday at Haizlip Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Haywood T. Gray. Burial will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 12:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral chapel and other times at the residence of Mrs. Bonnie Kirby, 1113 Worth St.
High Point - Mrs. Willa Mae White Osborne, 71, of 2700 Lafayette Place died June 27, 2000, at her residence.
She was born March 27, 1929, in Guilford County, a daughter of Charles Wiley and Bessie May Hoover White. She was a lifelong resident of High Point. She retired from Archdale Manufacturing Co. and was of the Baptist faith. She was married to Jack E. Osborne, who preceded her in death in 1992.
Surviving are two sons, Charles Edward Osborne and his wife, Martha, of Monroe and Andy Osborne and his wife, Angela, of Sophia; and four sisters, Marie Callahan and Doris Boyce, both of High Point, Bevelee Atkinson of Greensboro and Charlene Dufrene of Las Vegas.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Sophia Baptist Church by the Rev. Bill V. Barnes. Burial will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. The body will be at Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale, until placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at the funeral home and other times at the residence.
High Point - Grover Roberts, 80, of 714 Cliffside Ave. died June 25, 2000, at High Point Regional Hospital following declining health of two years.
He was born in Cliffside, a son of Dock and Vertie Littlejohn Roberts, who both preceded him in death. Her served a tour of duty in the U.S. Army, serving during World War II. He moved to High Point and was employed as a tinter with Guardsman Chemical. He was an active member of Greater First United Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon until his health began to fail. He also was preceded in death by a brother, Willie Lee Roberts and a sister, Juanita Gordon.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lorine Spikes Roberts of the residence; two sons, Samuel Roberts and his wife, Sandra, of High Point, and Grover Cleveland Roberts of the residence; three daughters, Sarah Roberts Martin and Vertie Ingram and her husband, Vernon, all of High Point, and Betty Davis of Philadelphia; a brother, Abdul A. Shakil of Southfield, Mich.; two sisters, Lillian Newton and Mamie Stafford, both of Jersey City, N.J.; five grandchildren, Keisha, Marques, James, Jeremy and Eric; and two grandchildren, Marques and Dondre'; and nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral will be 2 p.m.Saturday at Greater First United Baptist Church by the Rev. William Fails. Burial will be in Carolina Biblical Gardens. Visitation will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the church and other times at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel (Sandra C.) Roberts, 1726 Oberlin Drive.
Haizlip Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Charles Talton Jr.
High Point - Charles Wilbert Talton Jr., 75, of Piedmont Christian Home died June 27, 2000, at High Point Regional Hospital following a lengthy illness.
He was born June 17, 1925, in High Point, a son of Charles Wilbert Sr. and Thetis Bailey Talton. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was awarded the Bronze Star, World War II Service Medal, Korean Conflict Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion. He was employed as a plumber and electrician and was a member of Archdale Friends Meeting. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Lorraine Talton.
Surviving are a son, Charles William Talton Sr. and his wife, Wendy, of Kernersville; a daughter, Robin Denise Love and her husband, Todd, of Thomasville; six grandchildren, Kelly Michelle Perdue, Kenda Denise Sessions, Alaina Marie Love, Kristen Lorraine Sessions, all of Thomasville, and Cody and Audra Kathleen Talton of Kernersville; and a niece, Cindy Aldridge Rains of Archdale.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Archdale Friends Meeting by the Rev. Scott Wagoner and the Rev. Eric Peacock. Burial with military honors conducted by the Randolph County Honor Guard will be in Floral Garden park Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-9 tonight at Harold C. Davis Funeral Home and other times at the residence of Charles Talton, 2432 Smithwick Road, Kernersville.
Pallbearers will be members of the United States Navy.
Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 4-A Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro, N.C. 27407.
Sophia - Ira L. 'Bud' Walls, 83, of 3245 Beckerdite Road died June 28, 2000.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Funeral home.
Randleman - Gilbert Sidney Bennett, 86, died June 21, 2000, at Asheboro Health and Rehabilitation in Asheboro.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Floral Garden Park Cemetery, High Point. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at Pugh Funeral Home.
Thomasville - Mrs. Gertrude Shuler Craver, 85, of 223 N.C. 109 North died June 21, 2000, at Britthaven of Davidson.
She was born Feb. 5, 1915, in Davidson County, a daughter of David and Estelle Leonard Shuler, who both preceded her in death. She was a homemaker, a member of Pine Woods United Methodist Church and the Charles Hunt Victory Class. On Feb. 14, 1931, she married William Roscoe Craver Sr., who preceded her in death April 30, 1987. She also was preceded in death by a grandson, William Matthew Craver; a great-granddaughter; Natlie Steed; and a great-grandson, Matthew Steed.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Peggy Steed of Trinity and Mrs. Joe Don (Greta) Cline of Thomasville; a son, William Roscoe Craver Jr. of Thomasville; four sisters, Mrs. Allene Kennedy, Mrs. Louise Harris, Mrs. Ruth Pierce and Mrs. Collene Rickard, all of Thomasville; a brother, Paul Shuler of Thomasville; five grandchildren, Mike Steed of Lake Gaston, Sandra Ballard of Trinity, Danny Cline of Lexington, Mark Craver of Thomasville and Terry Cline of Lexington; and three great-grandchildren, Amanda Cline, Miranda Ballard and William Levi Cline.
Funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Pine Woods United Methodist Church by the Rev. William Dingus and the Rev. Stuart White. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home until placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Visitation will be 7-9 tonight at the funeral home and other times at the residence.
Pallbearers will be Mike Steed, Danny Cline, Terry Cline, Gene Ballard, Mark Craver and Jason Hughes.
Memorials may be directed to Pine Woods United Methodist Church, 1000 Salem St., Thomasville, N.C 27360.
Thomasville - Mrs. Geneva Lawson Kanoy Grant, 90, of 8052 E. Holly Grove Road died June 21, 2000, at her residence.
She was born Jan. 6, 1910, in Lenoir City, Tenn., a daughter of Julian W. and Agnes Mcleod Lawson, who both preceded her in death. Soon after her birth, her parents moved to Spencer. She graduated from Spencer High School in 1926 and from Catawba College in 1930. She began her teaching career at Pilot Elementary School in Davidson County and taught there for a number of years. In 1946, she joined the Thomasville School System at Colonial Drive School, where she taught until her retirement.
While a teacher in the Thomasville School System, she received the 'Teacher of the Year' award, also known as the 'American Way of Life Award.' She was a member of First Baptist Church in Thomasville, a former teacher of the Mary Matthews Philathea Class, a member of the Baptist Women and Ladies Aid Society. She also was a member of the Thomasville Woman's Club and the home life department of the club. She was a member of the Retired Teacher's Association and a volunteer at the information desk at Community General Hospital for a number of years. On June 5, 1932, she married Vann W. Kanoy, who preceded her in death Aug. 1, 1977. On June 16, 1984, she married H. Clyde Grant, who survives of the residence.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Martha Jane Bennett and her husband, Wilbur, of Greenville, and Mrs. Pam Tapp and her husband, Jim, of Laurinburg; two sisters, Virginia Lawson and Elizabeth Lawson, both of Salisbury; five grandchildren, Lynn Hodges and her husband, Kim, Britt Laughinghouse and his wife, Paige, Lisa Woodard and her husband, Jerry, Chip Laughinghouse and his wife, Pam, and Jay Tapp and his wife, Beige; and four great-grandchildren, Kelly Hodges, Kevin Hodges, Scott Hodges and Lauren Tapp.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at J.C. Green & Sons Chapel by the Rev. David Best. Burial will be in Rich Fork Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home prior to the service.
Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons.
Memorials may be directed to First Baptist Church, 9 Cramer St., Thomasville, N.C. 27360, or to the Alzheimer's Disease, Eastern NC Chapter, Duke University Medical Center, Civitan Bldg. Rm. 153, Durham, N.C. 27710.
Linwood - Melba Sink Grubb, 80, of 3465 Sowers Road died June 20, 2000.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Timberlake Chapel at Piedmont Funeral Home. Visitation will be 7-9 tonight at the funeral home.