Charles Tallent Comer, 72, of 8733 Bame Road died Aug. 14, 2000, at Hospice Unit, Moses Cone Hospital.
He was born in Davidson County, a son of Mack C. and Calla Tallent Comer, who both preceded him in death. He was a retiree of P. Lorillard Tobacco Co. and a U.S. Army/Air Force veteran, having served during World War II. He was a member of Shady Grove Wesleyan Church.
Surviving are his wife, Betty McKoin Comer of the residence; a daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Bill Clinard of High Point; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ricky R. and Jennifer S. Comer of Greensboro and Jeffrey Tallent and Amy L. Comer of Kernersville; seven sisters, Carolyn Hollingsworth of Ellerbe, Margaret Parsons and Peggy McGee, both of Colfax, Sara Sykes of Greensboro, Nancy Roddy, Patricia Binkley and Myra Pearman, all of Kernersville; five grandsons; two granddaughters; and a great-granddaughter.
Funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Shady Grove Wesleyan Church by the Rev. Wes Brown, the Rev. Jack Phillips and the Rev. Terry McKoin. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 7-9 tonight at Hayworth Miller Cain Funeral Home, Kernersville.
Memorials may be directed to the Building Fund, c/o Shady Grove Wesleyan Church, 119 N. Bunker Hill Road, Colfax, N.C. 27235.
The family would like to express its thanks and appreciation to the Hospice Unit at Moses Cone Hospital and to the staff of Hospice of Greensboro for all the kindness and care given during Charles' illness.
Mrs. Catherine Rebecca Maness Evans, 82, died Aug. 14, 2000.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church. Visitation will be 7-9 tonight at Ridge Funeral Home.
Charles Junius Furr, 80, of Winston-Salem Health and Rehab Center, formerly of High Point, died Aug. 14, 2000.
Arrangements are incomplete at Sechrest Funeral Home, High Point.
Timothy L. Justice, 37, of 3571 Roy Farlow Road, Lot 21, died Aug. 14, 2000.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.
Mrs. Ronda Gail Shaw Lawrence, 51, died Aug. 14, 2000.
No service is scheduled. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Ridge Funeral Home.
Mrs. Eula Joyce Lambeth McCaskill, 89, of Lexington Health Care, formerly of Denton, died at 1:15 p.m. Aug. 14, 2000, at Lexington Health Care after an extended illness.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Davidson Funeral Home Lexington Chapel. Visitation will be 6-8 tonight at Davidson Funeral Home.
Mrs. Nelda Ann Wood Owen, 63, of Wesley Long Nursing Home, Jamestown, formerly of Lexington, died at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 14, 2000, at the home.
She was born July 17, 1937, in Davidson County, a daughter of Walter Avery and Cora Pierce Wood. She was a homemaker and a member of Second Presbyterian Church and the local Multiple Sclerosis chapter. She was married to Dale Stephen Owen, who preceded her in death Jan. 6, 1991.
Surviving are three daughters, Carla Owen Grune of Virginia Beach, Va., Amanda 'Mandy' Owen of High Point and Kellie Owen Comer of Stafford, Va.; five grandchildren; a brother, Walter Weldon Wood of Lexington; and two sisters, Frances Wood Fritts and Betty Williamson, both of Lexington.
Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Davidson Funeral Home Lexington Chapel by the Rev. Bill Sosebee. Visitation will be Thursday after the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2211 W. Meadowview Road, Suite 30, Greensboro, N.C. 27407.
Charles Christopher Schultheiss, 60, of 3723 Rolling Road died Aug. 15, 2000, at High Point Regional Hospital of complications related to pancreatic cancer.
He was born, Feb. 29, 1940, in Guilford County, a son of Fred Christopher and Ruth Jeanette Webb Schultheiss. He graduated from Allen Jay High School in 1958. He was a lifelong resident of the High Point area. He was employed with the city of High Point and he previously was owner and operated of Schultheiss Painting for more than 30 years in the High Point area. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served from 1958 to 1962 at Larado, Texas. He was a member of North Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses in High Point since 1973 and was an active participant with the regional building committee of Jehovah's Witnesses. On July 2, 1988, he married the former Sally Magill Austin, who survives of the residence.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Karen Schultheiss Gagnon and her husband, David, of Greensboro; three sons, James Christopher Schultheiss and David Brian Schultheiss, both of High Point, and Timothy Richard Schultheiss of the residence; two brothers, Gerald W. Schultheiss Sr. and his wife, Ruby, of Greensboro and John F. Schultheiss and his wife, Tish, of Archdale; a granddaughter, Krysten Denise Schultheiss, who was the joy of his life for the past three years; an aunt, Anna S. LaPrade of High Point; an uncle, G.E. 'Pete' Schultheiss of High Point; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Sechrest Funeral Home Chapel, High Point, by Elder Philbert Martin and Elder Richard Runion. Visitation will be 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to the North Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1600 Centennial Ave., High Point, N.C. 27262.
The family wishes to thank the staff of the 7th floor, north, High Point Regional Hospital for its wonderful care and support for the past several weeks.
Howard Ray Trotter, 70, of 5858 Trotter Country Road died Aug. 14, 2000, at High Point Regional Hospital after several months of declining health.
He was born Feb. 12, 1930, in Archdale, a son of George and Maggie Stalker Trotter, who both preceded him in death. He was a resident of Archdale vicinity the majority of his life. He retired as owner/operator of Corbitt Transportation and was a member of Glenola Baptist Church. On April 25, 1952, he married the former Maxine Turner. who survives of the residence. He also was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Trotter.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dirk (Patricia) Gurley of 5816 Trotter Country Road and Mrs. Steve (Penny) Blankenship of 5868 Trotter Country Road; a son, Ricky Ray Trotter and his wife, Sandi, of 5820 Trotter Country Road; a brother, James Henry Trotter and his wife, Sheila, of 6191 Poole Road, Archdale; a sisters, Mrs. Romie (Faye) Collins of 5881 Poole Road, Archdale; and five grandchildren.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Glenola Baptist Church by O. Dirk Gurley, the Rev. Donald L. Gurley and the Rev. Douglas J. Davis. Burial will be in the church 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 7-9 tonight at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Joe Bristow, Barry Collins, Shaun Trotter, Rusty Sexton, Mike Rush and Tim Frazier.
Hospice leader dies
Mrs. Kathleen 'Kitty' Allen Tuttle Boone, 61, formerly of 1200 Lancaster Place, died at 10 p.m. Aug. 15, 2000, at Wesleyan Arms Inc.
She was born Dec. 6, 1938, in Forest City, a daughter of Lillian Allen Tuttle and Dr. Robert G. Tuttle. She was preceded in death by her father. She was a resident of High Point all her adult life. She was a graduate of High Point High School and attended Woman's College in Greensboro, now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She was committed to helping others.
She was instrumental in establishing Hospice of the Piedmont in 1982 and served as it's first executive director. Prior to Hospice, she served as executive director of High Point Unit of the American Cancer Society and also with numerous community organizations including the High Point Junior League, Salvation Army advisory board, Big Brother/Big Sister board and the United Way of Greater High Point.
She was a recipient of the prestigious Paul Harris Rotarian Award and the James Thomas Rawleigh Distinguished Service Award. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and formerly served as a chairwoman of the Staff Parish Committee, Pastor Parish Committee, the administrative board and as a Sunday school teacher. She married Judge Donald L. Boone, who survives. She was a selfless servant of God, wonderful mother, devoted community leader and a dear friend to all. Her boundless spirit and countless acts of kindness leave our community a better place.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Kathy Foster and her husband, Bill, of Charlotte and Mrs. Julie Mata and her husband, Thomas, of Charlotte; two sons, D. Lee Boone Jr. and his wife, Rose Marie, of High Point and Greg Boone and his wife, Teresa, of Charlotte; her mother of Hutchinson Island, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Betty Newman and her husband, Harry, of Hutchinson Island; a brother, Robert G. Tuttle III and his wife, Diane, of Asheville; and seven grandchildren, Spencer Boone, Jackson Boone, Caroline Boone, Hunter Boone, Haley Boone, Kate Foster and Jacob Mata.
Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, High Point, by the Rev. Donnell Lloyd and the Rev. Richard Crowder. Private inurnment will be immediately after the service. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at Sechrest Funeral Home, High Point, and other times at 1200 Lancaster Place.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262 or to The Bryan Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Duke University Medical Center, P.O. Box 3503, Durham, N.C. 27710.
Mrs. Beatrice Frazier Brown, 82, of 3066 Finch Farm Road, formerly of 306 Circle Drive, Archdale, died Aug. 16, 2000, at Community General Hospital.
She was born Jan. 1, 1918, in Randolph County, a daughter of George and Mamie Parker Frazier. She was a lifelong resident of Randolph County. She retired from Drexel Heritage Furniture Co. and was a member of Thomasville Friends Meeting. In 1935, she married Norman Brown Jr., who preceded her in death Feb. 23, 1974. She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Judith L. Brown, in 1976.
Surviving are three sons, George Brown, Norman Wayne Brown and his wife, Annette, of Trinity and Richard A. Brown of Goldsboro; two daughters, Patricia B. Lambeth of Archdale and Carolyn B. Schneck and her husband, Charles, of High Point; five sisters, Eva Jackson of Portland, Ore., Edna Crotts, Dot Kinley and Pauline Brewer, all of Trinity and Clara Lohr of Archdale; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Thomasville Friends Meeting by the Rev. Barney Pierce. Burial will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.
Memorials may be directed to Thomasville Friends Meeting, 369 Old Raleigh Road, Thomasville, N.C. 27360.
Mrs. Dorothy Reavis Burkhart, 68, of Thomason Street died at 6:04 a.m. Aug. 16, 2000, at Lexington Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.
Funeral will be 4 p.m. today at Davidson Funeral Home Lexington Chapel. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. today prior to the service.
Charles Junius Furr, 80, formerly of High Point, died Aug. 14, 2000, at Winston-Salem Rehabilitation Center.
He was born July 16, 1920, in Stanly County, a son of James Silas and Nell Moody Furr. He was a resident of the High Point area for 70 years. He retired from Amos Hosiery Co. in 1986 and was a member of Christ United Methodist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Doris Jean Wilson of West End; two sons, Jim Furr of Greensboro and David Furr of Thomasville; a sister, Mrs. Helen Guarino of Chapel Hill; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Inurnment graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday in Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery by the Rev. Glenn L. Myers. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at Sechrest Funeral Service, High Point. The body will be cremated.
Mrs. Dorothy 'Dottie' Ratts Goodman, 66, of Conrad Street died at 8:35 a.m. Aug. 16, 2000, at Autumn Care Nursing Center after an illness of five months.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Mt. Carmel Freewill Baptist Church. Visitation will be 6-8 tonight at Davidson Funeral Home.