William Trott Allen, 66, of 404 Woodrow Ave. died Aug. 24, 2000, at High Point Regional Hospital.
He was born Oct. 22, 1933, in Roanoke Rapids, a son of Daniel and Evelyn Sadler Allen, who both preceded him in death. He grew up in Lexington and was a resident of High Point since 1986. He was a graduate of High Point College and retired from Arnold Industries in Starkville, Miss. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a York Rite and Scottish Rite Mason of the Grand Lodge of Georgia RAM and a member of Ben Hill Lodge No. 37, in Atlanta. He was a member of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church. On Dec. 17, 1960, he married the former Nancy Welch, who survives of the residence. He was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Sittman.
Also surviving are three daughters, Ms. Cynthia Allen and Mrs. Kirk (Amy) Yarborough, both of High Point, and Mrs. Toby (Elizabetth 'Beth') Morris Lexington, Ky.; a brother, Dan Allen Jr. of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a sister, Mrs. Gleason (Nellie) Allen of Wilmington; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church by the Rev. Kenneth C. Kroohs. Entombment will be in Floral Garden Park Mausoleum. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.
Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 4-A Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro, N.C. 27407 or to the National Kidney Foundation of North Carolina Inc., 5950 Fairview Road, Suite 550, Charlotte, N.C. 28210 or to St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, Building Fund, 303 Eastchester Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262.
Mrs. Cora Macon Auman, 95, of 606 N. Rotary Drive died Aug. 24, 2000, at High Point Regional Hospital after an extended illness.
She was born Jan. 26, 1905, in Randolph County, a son of John Thomas and Madonna Hayes Macon. She was a resident of the High Point area the majority of her life. On Sept. 2, 1923, she married Everett Perry Auman Sr., who preceded her in death April 27, 1977. She was co-owner with her husband and vice president of Triangle Upholstery Co. She also was preceded in death by two sons, Bobby Carroll Auman and Everett Perry Auman Jr.
Surviving are two daughters, Doris M. Auman of the residence and Shelba Auman Watson of Hudson; a son, Sherrill L. Auman and his wife, Kitsie, of Raleigh; four sisters, Willie Macon Fesmire of Coleridge, Pearl Macon Miller of Mt. Airy, Asia Macon Farlow of Seagrove and Beatrice Macon Fabrizio of Cortland, N.Y.; four brothers, Spurgeon Macon and Jack Furman Macon, both of Coleridge, Howard Brewster Macon of Greensboro and Leonard Matthew Macon of Archdale; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point, by the Rev. Randall Macon. Burial will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-9 tonight at the funeral home and other times at the residence.
Robert L. Edwards, 66, of 1602 Walker Place died Aug. 25, 2000, at his residence after several years of declining health.
He was zborn Dec. 18, 1933, a son of Ira Lee and Mary Jane Jones Edwards. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was of the Methodist faith. He was employed 20 years with Powerline Sales, then worked at Carpenter Co. and retired from Brayton International. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He never met a stranger and had many special friends. He was preceded in death by his mother and a brother, Charles Edwards.
Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Gertrude Cox Edwards of the residence; two sons, Robert L. Edwards Jr. and his wife, Debbie, of Thomasville and Billy W. Edwards and his wife, Melissa, of Thomasville; a brother, James Edwards of High Point; and three grandchildren, Joshua Paul Edwards, Madison Marie Edwards and Dalton Chase Edwards.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Harold C. Davis Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Jack Luther and the Rev. Roger Porter. Burial will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262.
Marvin Elvin Gray, 36, of Guilford County, died Aug. 24, 2000, at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Ricky Gray Sr.
Surviving are his father and stepmother, Melvin and Mazie Gray Sr.; his mother and stepfather, Lettie and Phil Mikles Sr.; six brothers, Gene Gray, John Gray, Earl Gray, James Gray, David Gray and Phil Scott Mikles Jr.; two sisters, Lora Hawkins and Marie Gray; several nieces and nephews among them Rick Gray Jr.; and girlfriend, Elizabeth.
Funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Midway Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 7-9 tonight at Hanes-Lineberry, Sedgefield Chapel and after the church service in the church fellowship hall.
James Dillon Holt, 51, of 5140 Carolina Beach Road died Aug. 18, 2000, at High Point Regional Hospital.
Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Monday in the National Cemetery, Salisbury.
Family Funeral Care, Thomasville, is in charge of arrangements.
James Howard Lowe, 80, of 1085 Old U.S. 52 S. died Aug. 23, 2000, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 23, 1919, in Surry County, a son of James Alexander and Ida Bryant Lowe, who both preceded him in death. He married Lucy Ann Durham, who preceded him in death. He owned and operated Lowe's Jewelry in Pilot Mountain until he retired. He was a member of Holly Springs Baptist Church. He also was preceded in death by two brothers, Jesse Lowe and Sidney Lowe.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Thelma and Bobby Kennington of Lancaster, S.C.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Junior Ray and Vivian Lowe, Floyd W. and Sara Lowe, all of Mt. Airy, and Russell J. Lowe Sr. and Grace Lowe of Salisbury; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two sisters and brothers-in-law, Cellie and Maynard Bowman of High Point, and Odell W. and Edith Lowe of Yukon, Okla.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Holly Springs Baptist Church by Brother Don Collins and the Rev. Eugene Sherrill. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be at Moody Funeral Home until placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service.
Memorials may be directed to the charity of the donor's choice.
Percil Shepard Jr.
Percil Bryant Shepard Jr., 60, of 108 Armstrong Lane died Aug. 24, 2000, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Durham.
He was born April 4, 1940, in Duplin County, a son of Percil Bryant Shepard Sr. and Naomi Gray Shepard. He was a resident of Archdale area since 1941. He was a U.S. Army veteran and of the Baptist faith. He retired in 1986 as a photographer from Snow Studio.
Surviving are two sons, Gary Shepard and his wife, Patty, and Michael Shepard and his wife, Melissa, all of Sharon Hill, Pa.; a daughter, Tracy Shepard of High Point; two grandchildren, Zachary Wayne Shepard and Mackenzie Rae Shepard, both of Sharon Hill, Pa.; three sisters, Mrs. Gleen (Evelyn) Crumpler, Mrs. Arnold (Zella) Kimball and Mrs. David (Karen) Duncan, all of Archdale; and an aunt and uncle, Carl and Sudie Shepard of High Point.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale, by the Rev. Bill V. Barnes. Burial with full military rites will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to the Veterans Administration Medical Center, 508 Fulton St., Durham, N.C. 27705.
Mrs. Frances B. Wright,74, died Aug. 23, 2000.
She was a beloved wife and mother. She was preceded in death by a sister, Charlotte M. Hoffman.
Surviving are her husband, Francis A. Wright; a son, Jeffrey S. Wright; a daughter, Janice Susan Wright; and six sisters, Ella Mae Fisher, Bertha V. Quinn, Ruth I. Stevens, L.M. Blackman, Mary B. Holder and Patricia B. Talley.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday in IntermentGate of Heaven Cemetery.Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Collins Funeral Home, 500 W. University Blvd., Silver Spring Md.
Memorials may be directed to ARC of Montgomery County, 11600 Nebel St., Rockville, Md. 20852.
Josh Baskin Sr.
Josh Baskin Sr., 80, of 515 Flint Street died Aug. 24, 2000 at High Point Regional Hospital.
He was born July 4, 1920, in Chesterfield County, a son of Jack and Janny Cane Baskin. He was a member of Church of God of Prophecy.
Surviving are his wife, Eloise McManus Baskin; five sons, Josh Baskin Jr., Robert Baskin, Thomas Baskin, Willie Baskin, and Leonard Baskin, all of High Point; four daughters, Mrs. Mary Alice Morris and Mrs. Gloria Baskin, both of High Point, Mrs. Helen McQueen of Philadelphia, Pa., and Mrs. Wilma Harrington of Wallace, S.C.; a brother, Tom Baskin of Cheraw, S.C.; two sisters, Nancy Bone and Katie Fair, both of Cheraw, S.C.; and 39 grandchildren; three sisters-in-law Sarah Baskin, Annie Baskin and Renea Baskin; two brothers-in-law Daniel Harrington and Davis Morrison; and other family and friends
Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Church of God of Prophecy and will be officiated by the Rev. Floyd Collins. Burial will follow at Carolina Biblical Gardens. The family will receive friends Monday 7-8 p.m. at Hargett-Gilmore Memorial Chapel and other times at the home.
Mrs. Robin Slaydon Burger, 40, of 5118 Jordan Valley Road, No. 45, died Aug. 25, 2000, at High Point Regional Hospital after seven years of declining health.
She was born Oct. 22, 1959, in Guilford County to George D. and Hazel Perry Slaydon. She had been a resident of the Archdale and Trinity area most of her life. She was married to David W. Burger, who survives of the home.
Also surviving are two sons, Wesley Burger of the home and Nicholas Hill of Sophia; a daughter, Jennifer Hill of Sophia; her father, George D. Slaydon Sr. of Trinity; a sister, Mrs. Patricia Maultsby of High Point; and a brother, George D. Slaydon Jr. of Trinity.
A memorial service will be 7 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale by the Rev. Bob Burns. Visitation will follow the service.
The Rev. George Wylie Dowd, 82, of 2386 Pine Meadow Ct. died Aug. 26, 2000, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point.
Mrs. Kathleen Shore Floyd, 95, a resident of Sunbridge of the Triad Nursing Home and formerly of Carmalt Street died Aug. 25, 2000, at the nursing home.
She was born Dec. 1, 1904, in Forsyth County, a daughter of Walter A. Shore and Eugenia Miller Shore and had been a resident of Thomasville most of her life. She was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Ladies Bible Class. She was a homemaker and a member of the Firemans Auxiliary. In 1925, she was married to J. Wade Floyd, who died Oct. 29, 1992.
Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Louise Hampton of Thomasville; a son, J.W. Floyd Jr. of High Point; two sisters, Mrs. Clyde (Mary) Blair and Mrs. Dot Veach, both of Thomasville; four grandchildren, Randy Hampton, John Morrison Floyd, Mrs. Jim (Cathey Marie) Lindsey, and Ms. Jane Annette Floyd; three great-grandchildren, David Stover, Caroline Stover and Ashley Floyd.
Graveside services will be conducted today at 4 p.m. at Thomasville City Cemetery by Dr. Kyles Y. Wallace and the Rev. Wilbur A. Jarrett. The body will remain at J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home until the hour of service. The family will be at the funeral home today from 3-4 p.m.
Memorials may be directed to Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 428, Thomasville, N.C. 27361.
Mrs. Carmela (Connie) Roma Itterly, 79, died Aug. 22, 2000, at Evergreens of Greensboro.
She was born June 16, 1921, in Brooklyn, N.Y., a daughter to Louis and Francesca Deluise Roma. She had been a resident of High Point for the past seven years and attended Christ Community Church. On Oct. 4, 1941, she was married to Ambrose Francis Itterly, who preceded her in death on Feb. 10, 1996.
Surviving are four sons, James Itterly of Princeton, Minn., William 'Bill' Itterly of Kernersville, Andrew Itterly of Sound Beach, N.Y., and Anthony Itterly of Patchogue, N.Y.; two foster daughters, Maritza Howson of Northport, N.Y. and Wanda Campos of Tampa, Fla.; one brother, Neil Roma of New Jersey; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today at Sechrest Funeral Service on E. Lexington Avenue from 2:30-4:30 p.m. and from 6-7:30 p.m. Mrs. Itterly will be returned to the Ruland Funeral Home in Patchogue, N.Y., for funeral services and burial in St. John's Cemetery on Aug. 31.
Memorials may be directed to Operation Blessing, c/o CBN, 977 Centerville Turnpike, Virginia Beach, Va. 23463.