Rev. John Murphy
High Point - Father John B. Murphy, O.S.F.S., 69, of Maryfield Nursing home, formerly of Thomasville, died July 24, 2000, at High Point Regional Hospital.
He was born Nov. 30, 1930, in Philadelphia, a son of John B. and Jean Earley Murphy Sr. He graduated from parochial schools in Philadelphia and received a bachelor's degree in Latin from Niagara University in New York. He received a master's degree in mathematics at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and pursued graduate studies at Villanova University and the University of Pennsylvania. He entered the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, Wilmington, Del., in July 1947, and received the Sacrament of Ordination to Priesthood June 8, 1957.
He taught mathematics and chemistry in various Catholic high schools in Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. He served in parish ministry at Villa Maria in Wernersville, Pa., prior to becoming pastor of Our Lady of the Highways Parish in Thomasville, a pastorate he served from 1977 to 1997, and also served as chaplain to Maryfield Nursing Home, High Point.
An avid golfer, he qualified to compete in many amateur tournaments including the 1972 National Amateur Championship Tournament played at the Charlotte Country Club.
Surviving are a sister, Madeline Magee of Philadelphia; and two brothers, Frank Murphy of Meford, N.J., and Jack Rent of Depfort, N.J.
Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel of Maryfield Nursing Home. A Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, which will be concelebrated by members of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales and the priest residents of Maryfield. The body will be returned to Maryland for liturgies and burial in the Oblates Cemetery, Childs, Md.
Memorials may be directed to the Oblates Retirement Fund, 2200 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, Del. 19806.
Sechrest Funeral Service, High Point, is in charge of arrangements.
Franklinville - William Everett Nixon, 79, died July 23, 2000, at Veteran's Administration Hospital in Salisbury.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bethany United Methodist Church. Visitation will be 7-9 tonight at Pugh Funeral Home, 600 S. Main St., Randleman.
Thomasville - Patricia Bailey Rash, 51, of 4047 Fuller Mill Rd., died July 22, 2000, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem.
She was born June 5, 1949, in Pittsylvania County, Va., a daughter of Osker and Dorothy Wilson Bailey. She retired from Kayby Mills Inc. June 30. She was a member of Parkview Primitive Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. On Sept. 2, 1966, she married Phillip Ray Rash, who survives of the home.
Also surviving are a daughter, Jennifer R. Tollison and her husband, Jerry, of Thomasville; a son, Jeffrey Scott Rash and his wife, Leigh Ann, of Concord; her mother of Denton; two sisters, Mrs. Betty Tucker and Mrs. Linda Norman of Denton; a half brother, Oscar Bailey Jr. of Thomasville; seven grandchildren, Michael Joyce, Brittany Rash, Heather Joyce, Elizabeth Tollison, Matthew Rash, Emily Tollison and Derreck Tollison.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. today at Family Funeral Care Chapel by Elder E.W. Hooven. Burial will be in Tom's Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Denton. Visitation will be at the residence.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, 1100-C S. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103.
Jamestown - Mrs. Nellie Hill Sams of 5016 Harvey Road died July 21, 2000, at High Point Regional Hospital.
She was born in Guilford County and was a graduate of Jamestown High School. She was a lifelong resident of Jamestown and retired from Western Electric Co. with 20 years of service. She was a member of Bales Memorial Wesleyan Church and a member of the Pioneer Club. On May 5, 1939, she married Pinckney Estes Sams, who preceded her in death April 8, 1999.
Surviving are three daughters, Ms. Donna Sams Minton of Kure Beach, Ms. Sharon Anderson of Jamestown and Mrs. Stephen 'Suenell' Taylor of McLeansville; two sons, Wesley Sams of Jamestown and Stephen Sams of Greensboro; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Sechrest Chapel, High Point, by the Rev. Melvin Howard. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at the funeral home.
High Point - Mrs. Jean Cooper Ward, 75, of 1502 Whitehall St. died July 24, 2000, at High Point Regional Hospital.
She was born Dec. 21, 1924, in Baltimore, a daughter of William Fletcher and Mary Reese Cooper. She earned a duel bachelor's degree in bacteriology and nutrition from Western Maryland College in Westminister, Md. She was a homemaker and a bacteriologist for the state of Maryland in disease identification. She was a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, the Friendly Club, bereavement committee and was a Sunday school teacher. She was a former member of the Mr. and Mrs. Class, a life member of the United Methodist Women and a member of Circles #3, #9 and #12. On Aug. 23, 1947, she married Charles Henry Ward, who survives of the residence.
Also surviving are two sons, Steven Malcolm Ward and his wife, Laura, of High Point and Clifford 'Cliff' Douglas Ward and his wife, Vickie, of Cary; a brother, Douglas Windsor Cooper and his wife, Elnor, of Shippensburg, Pa.; and two grandsons, Jeffrey and Cooper Ward, both of Cary.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church by Dr. Garland Young. Burial will be in Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery. The body will be at Sechrest Funeral Home, High Point. Visitation will be 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorials may be directed to Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 5289, High Point, N.C. 27262.
Lexington - Mrs. Ellissa Joy Beasley, 65, of Wall Street died at 9:16 p.m. July 24, 2000, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Second Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be 6-8:30 Thursday at Davidson Funeral Home.
High Point - Mrs. Sybil Lockhart Odham Bowers, 88, of 608-B Lake Ave. died July 24, 2000, at High Point Regional Hospital.
She was born May 14, 1912, in Cartersville, S.C, a daughter of Belton A. and Zula Ham Lockhart. She was a resident of High Point the majority of her life and retired from Belk Department Store in 1984. She was a member of Colonial Heights Baptist Church. She married William H. Odham, who preceded her in death. She also was preceded in death by two daughters, Juanita Gordon and Audrey Mae Odham.
Surviving are three sons, William H. Odham Jr. and his wife, Belle, of Youngsville, Kenneth Odham and his wife, Elaine, of Greensboro and John Douglas Odham and his wife, Barb, of High Point; four sisters, Joretta Lewis, Zulene Luck, Colene Dailey and Lois Dunbar, all of High Point; a brother, Grayson Lockhart of High Point; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren; also her neighbors, Martha, Leroy and Freddie.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point, by the Rev. Hoyt Mason and the Rev. Todd Brock. Burial will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at the funeral home.
Madison - Mrs. Ollie Bell Mabe Case, 79, of 1721 Bald Hill Loop, formerly of 505 N. 11th Ave., Mayodan, died July 24, 2000, at Morehead Hospital.
She was a lifelong resident of Rockingham County and was of the Pentecostal Holiness faith. She retired after 42 years of service with Washington Mill Inc. (Tultex). She was an excellent seamstress for the community and a very caring and giving person. She will be sorely missed by her family, friends and neighbors.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James Everett Mabe and Nannie Winfrey Mabe; stepmother, Gladys James Mabe; her husband, Clayton Case; infant daughter, Margaret Anne Case; and three sisters, Elizabeth Mabe Newman, Mary Mabe Lineberry and Helen Mabe Jessup Joyce.
Surviving are two daughters, Nancy Noell and her husband, Don, of Mayodan and Rebecca Allen Lloyd and her husband, Charles, of Sophia; four grandchildren, Natalie Noell Kent and her husband, Marty, of Westerville, Ohio, the Rev. Stuart Noell of Weddington, Chris Noell of Mayodan, and Greg Allen and his wife, Jenny, of Archdale; two great-grandchildren, Meredith Ashley Kent of Westerville, Ohio, and Christina Leigh Allen of Archdale; a brother, Lawrence Mabe of Greensboro; a stepbrother, James Everett Mabe Jr. of Stokesdale; two sisters, Ila Glidewell of Mayodan and Opal Joyce of Stokesdale; and two stepsisters, Patricia Marshall and Wilma Griffin of Stokesdale.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Mayodan Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be at the residence of Don and Nancy Noell, 600 Roach St., Mayodan.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Rockingham County, P.O. Box 281, Wentworth, N.C. 27375.
Randleman - Miss Lois Joan Fogleman, 48, of Littleton died July 24, 2000, at Halifax Regional Center, Roanoke Rapids.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be 12-1:30 Thursday at Pugh Funeral Home.
Lexington - Lola Matilda Brown Hunt Hedgecock, 84, of 200 Brian Lane died July 25, 2000.
Funeral will be private at a later date. Visitation will be at the residence of a son, Walter Hunt, 228 N. Main St., Randleman, and the resident of a granddaughter, Cathy Davis, 122 Brookview Drive, Winston-Salem.
Thomasville - Mrs. Frankie Fraylick Leonard, 86, of The Concord Nursing Center and formerly of 1002-K Liberty Arms Apartments died July 24, 2000, at Northeast Medical Center in Concord.
She was born March 31, 1914, in Hopkins, S.C., a daughter of William Frank and Janie Gray Fraylick. She was a resident of this area the majority of her life. She retired from Gold Bond Gift Center in Greensboro, where she served as store manager. She was of the United Church of Christ faith. She married Bascom Kennedy, who preceded her in death March 6, 1956. She later married John Wesley Leonard, who also preceded her in death Sept. 29, 1985. She also was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Randy Deaton and Ann Deaton Burleson.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Nettie 'Tootie' Kennedy Deaton of Thomasville and Mrs. Richard (Betty) Kennedy Johnson of Concord; two sons, Bruce Edward Kennedy of High Point and Frank Julian Kennedy and his wife, Carole, of Thomasville; a brother, Fred Fraylick of Thomasville; a sister, Mrs. Lillian Eddinger of Thomasville; nine grandchildren, Tammy Kennedy Goldberg; Donald Kennedy, Kim Kennedy LaFountain, Kay Kennedy Hillis, Lori Kennedy, Maynard Deaton, Charles Deaton, Cecile Johnson Overcash and Charles Richard Johnson Jr.; 20 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at J.C. Green & Sons Chapel by the Rev. Wilbur Jarrett and the Rev. Jacob Golden. Burial will be in Zion United Church of Christ Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-9 tonight at the funeral home and other times at the residence of a daughter, Mrs. Nettie Deaton, 1 Bobo Drive, Thomasville.
Memorials may be directed to the charity of the donor's choice.
High Point - Melvin Stoy 'Jack' Robinson Sr., 86, of E. Springfield Road died July 25, 2000, at High Point Regional Hospital.
He was born Jan. 30, 1914, in Jefferson, S.C., a son of Stoy and Hattie Taylor Robinson. He was a resident of High Point for the past 10 years. He retired from Carolina Trailways Inc. as a driver. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church. He was a Mason and a member of the Numa F. Reid Masonic Lodge. On June 6, 1956, he married the former Kathleen Ferrell, who survives of the residence.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jean Outen of Charlotte; two sons, Melvin Robinson Jr. and John Robinson, both of Rock Hill, S.C.; a sister, Mrs. Wilma Horton of Rock Hill; two brothers, Howard Robinson of Lancaster, S.C., and Bill Robinson of Jefferson; and 12 grandchildren.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale, by the Rev. Stephen Welborn. Graveside service will be 3 p.m. in Grandview Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Hill. Visitation will be 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.