Chester, S.C. - John Wesley Davis, 76, of 105 Fairview St., formerly of Denton, N.C., died at 1:40 a.m. July 22, 2000, at Mt. Vista Health Care after declining health of one month.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Bethel United Methodist Church. Visitation will be 7-9 tonight at Barron Funeral Home.
Briggs Funeral Home, Denton, is in charge of arrangements.
Asheboro - Mrs. Daphnie Watkins McGee died July 21, 2000.
Funeral will be 3 p.m. Monday at St. Luke United Methodist Church.
Ridge Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
High Point - Ms. Carolyn Jane 'Kitty' Watson, 42, of 410-B Henley St., died July 22, 2000, at High Point Regional Hospital, following hospitalization of three days.
She was born in Chesterfield, S.C., a daughter of Rudolph and Evelyn Peguese Watson. She attended Guilford Technical Community College, where she received a certified nursing assistant certificate. She was last employed at James A. Johnson Nursing Center, now SunBridge of the Triad. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Nieasha; a son, Freddie; her father; and two brothers, Robert L. Watson and Rudolph Watson.
Surviving are two sons, Joshua Watson and Travis Watson, both of the residence; Freddie Sellers, father her children; her mother of High Point; five sisters, including her twin, Mrs. Ola Barbara Witherspoon and her husband, John, of Walnut Cove, Mrs. Sara W. Briley and her husband, Harold, Mrs. Evelyn Collins and her husband, Billy, Ms. Betty Watson, all of High Point, and Mrs. Brenda Whitaker of Kannapolis; three brothers, Freddie L. Watson and his wife, Lynette, Nathaniel Watson and Marvin Watson, all of High Point; two special cousins, Ms. Patricia Chapman and Ms. Barbara Steele, both of High Point; a special brother-in-law, Marvin Whitaker of High Point and his mother, Mrs. Magaline Whitaker of Thomasville; and other relatives and devoted friends.
Funeral will be 4 p.m. Tuesday at Christ Cathedral Christian Center, 2440 Brentwood St., by Bishop Douglas L. Quick and the Rev. Thomas Marshall. Burial will be in Oakwood Memorial Park.
Visitation will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Christ Cathedral Christian Center and other times at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Briley, 803 Meredith St.
Haizlip Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
High Point - Mrs. Nell Roberta Carlan Conally, 94, of Wesleyan Arms Nursing Center, died July 23, 2000, at 12:05 a.m.
She was born Sept. 3, 1905, in Franklin County, daughter of Thomas Carlan and Anna Patterson Carlan, who preceded her in death. A former employee of Haltom Hosiery Mill, she was a member of First Wesleyan Church for more than 50 years; a member of the Willing Workers Sunday School Class. She helped with many fund-raisers at the church. She was a member of the W.C.T.U. and sang with the Golden Tongues Choir. On Feb. 17, 1923, she married Fred Davis Conally, who proceeded her in death June 3, 1971. She also was preceded in death by a son, Fred Davis Connally Jr.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mattie R. Alexander of High Point and Mrs. Doris Louise Jones of Thomasville; one son, Harold Conally of Thomasville; seven grandchildren, eight great-granchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cumby Funeral Home Chapel on Eastchester Drive by the Rev. Carroll M. Upton and the Rev. James L. Denny. Burial will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Cumby Funeral Home and other times at the home of the son at 154 Autumn Drive, Thomasville.
J.C. Green & Sons Funeral home is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to the N.C. Arthritis Foundation, 3801 Wake Forest Highway. Suite 115 Durham N.C. 27703 or to Mobile Meals of High Point.
Wilmington - Braxey (Buck) Greenwood, 69, of Wilmington formerly of Trinity, died July 23, 2000.
He was born on Nov. 30, 1930, in Loris, S.C., the son of Johnny Greenwood and Suzanne Strickland Greenwood. He was retired from Leggett and Platt and was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the U.S. Army. He attended Highland Baptist Church. On April 23, 1952, he married Evelyn Cribb, who survives of High Point.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Beverly Kelley and husband, Tom, of Trinity; four sons, Mike Greenwood and wife, Bonnie, of Trinity, Bobby Greenwood and wife, Tammy, of High Point, Brain Greenwood and wife, Claudia, of High Point and Barry Wayne Greenwood of High Point; four sisters, Minnie Jernigan of Wilmington, Margaret Marsh of Asheboro, Patricia Greenwood of High Point and Henrietta Fowler of High Point; one brother, Roger Greenwood of Wilmington; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sechrest Chapel in Archdale by the Dr. Keith Letterman. Burial will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-8:3-0 p.m. Tuesday at Sechrest Funeral Home, Archdale.
Archdale - The Rev. Richard Elsworth Grindstaff Sr., 76, of 107 Blair Court died July 22, 2000, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, after a short illness.
He was born Dec. 23, 1923, in Carman, Ky., a son of Lon and Saddie Moore Grindstaff, who preceded him in death. He served in the Wesleyan Church for 52 years including pastorates at Archdale Wesleyan Church, Pleasant Union Wesleyan in Liberty, Free Grace Wesleyan in Harker Island, S.C., and Clarksburg Wesleyan in Clarksburg, W.Va. He served in the foreign mission field for 20 years included as principal of Brakpan Evangelical Seminary and as evangelist in Guyana, South America. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and member of Archdale Wesleyan Church. On July 4, 1948, he married the former Norma Jean Farley, who survives of the home.
Also surviving are two sons Richard Grindstaff Jr. and wife, Ginger, of Foster, Ky., Joshua Mark Grindstaff, and wife, Raynel, of Sophia; one daughter, Ellen Siebbeles and husband, Philip, of Cary; two sisters, Geneva Evans and Loma Pruitt, both of Columbus, Ohio; and five grandchildren.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hayworth Memorial Wesleyan Church by the Rev. Dale Johnston, the Rev. Philip Siebbeles, the Rev. O.W. Willis and the Rev. Leon Thompson. Burial will be in Randolph Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.
Lexington - Jeffrey Dale Hanes, 40, died July 22, 2000.
Graveside service will be 4 p.m. Tuesday at Good Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be 3-4 p.m. Tuesday in the sanctuary of Good Hope United Methodist Church.
Davidson Funeral Home, Hickory Tree Chapel is serving the family.
Star - Glennie Irvin Myrick, 91, died July 22, 2000, at Pinelake Health & Rehabilitation Center.
He was a native of Moore County and a retired furniture employee and farmer. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Aretta Wilson Myrick of the home; three daughters, Shriley Sheffield of Biscoe, Bonne Brown of Eagle Springs, Dora Safrit of Mt. Gilead; four sons, Herman Myrick of Charlotte, Eugene Myrick of Biscoe, Richard Myrick of Ramseur, Johnny Myrick of Seagrove; a brother, Ralph Myrick of Star; 24 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Pine Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. Billy Reynolds and the Rev. Lowell Brown. Visitation will be 7-9 tonight at Phillips Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to Pine Grove Baptist Church, 2459 Pine Grove Church Rd., Eagle Springs, N.C. 27242.
Greensboro - Brian Lee Neal, 25, of 2816 Kilbourne Drive, died July 22, 2000, after being diagnosed in Richmond, Va., with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Dr. Peter R. Ennever of Moses Cone Regional Cancer Institute treated Brian from Sept. 26, 1999, until March 26, 2000. Brian's leukemia became more aggressive at that time. Brian was sent to Duke University Hospital on March 29 under the care of Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Team directed by Dr. Chao. Brian was admitted to Duke April 16 for intense radiation and chemotherapy. On April 26, Brian received the stem cells that would replace his own none marrow and build healthy cells. God granted the success of this procedure at 99 percent donor cells. The side effects of this procedure worked against his recovery.
After a long, hard battle at the ravages and the radical treatment that he received, Brian went to his heavenly home. Now there is no more pain, tubes, tests and he is at peace.
Brian is survived by his mother, Linda Kay Neal Abbott; his father, Mike Abbott Sr.; his brother, Lester and sister-in-law Karen Lester; three sisters, Vicki Neal Coleman, Libby Neal and Amanda Kay Abbott; nieces, Shannon and Randi Coleman.
Funeral will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel by the Rev. Betty Markham of the New Beginnings Church. Burial will be in Guilford Memorial Park.
Visitation will be 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday at Hanes-Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel and at other times at his brother's home, 2816 Kilbourne Drive, Greensboro, N.C. 27407, (336) 632-9822 or at the mother's home. 1337 Village Road Lot 320, Whitsett, N.C. 27377, (336) 449-0248.
Donations may be to Linda Neal Abbott for Brian's final dream to be continued on the Brian Neal Leukemia Aid for North Carolina, which will be carried through after medical expenses are met. This aid will be used for leukemia patients that need help until disability or Medicaid is granted, which normally takes six months or longer and doesn't cover all medical needs.
Archdale - Mrs. Mary Ann Wesley Poetzinger, 52, of 5226 Jennifer Court., died Saturday in the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center following a short illness.
She was born June 12, 1948, in Durham, daughter of Arthur L. and Mary Maness Wesley Jr. She had been a resident of Archdale for the past two years and was a former director of clinical services at Johnson Neurological Clinic. She was a member of Archdale United Methodist Church and Sunday school. On Aug. 6, 1994, she married Dr. Jack Poetzinger who survives of the home.
Also surviving are two sons, Michael Younts and wife, Darla, of Franklin and Todd Younts and wife, Jackie, of Lexington; two stepsons, Robert Poetzinger of Parkland, Fla., and James Poetzinger of Lebannon, Conn.; one stepdaughter, Susan Poetzinger of Lexington; her mother, the Rev. Mary Payseur of Pittsboro; father and stepmother, the Rev. Arthur L. and Ruby Welsey Jr. of Avon Park, Fla.; a sister, Carol Ann Wesley of Siler City; father- and mother-in-law, Fred and Eunice Poetzinger of Lexington; grandchildren; Steven, Brandon and Joshua Younts.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Services in Archdale by the Rev. Mary John Dye and Dr. Jeffrey S. Patterson. Burial will be in the Springfield Friends Meeting Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 4-A Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro, N.C. 27407 or to the Winston-Triad Lupus chapter, 200 Magnolia St. Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103.