Mrs. Luna Esther Daniels Kennedy, 103, of 100 Unity St. died Nov. 29, 2000, at her residence.
She was born Dec. 7, 1896, in Davidson County, a son of John Sherman and Rhoda Katherine Faw Daniels, who both preceded her in death. She was a lifelong resident of Thomasville. She married Eugene “Gene” Monroe Kennedy, who preceded her in death in 1977. She and her husband were charter and lifelong members of Holly Hill Wesleyan Church. She also was preceded in death by two children, Sherman Lance Kennedy in 1997 and Mrs. Warren M. (Imogene) LaRue in 1998; a great-grandson, Christopher Shane Sierck in 1976; and five brothers.
Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Lois John Katherine Mason; her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Sherman Lance (Mae) Kennedy; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Holly Hill Wesleyan Church by the Rev. Mark Mullins. Burial will be in Holly Hill Memorial Park. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Friday at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home. The body will be at the funeral home until placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service.
Memorials may be directed to Holly Hill Wesleyan Church, 202 W. Holly Hill Road, Thomasville, N.C. 27360.
Bernard “Bernie” Edward Mahoney, 60, of 866 Tyro Road died Nov. 28, 2000.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Tyro United Methodist Church. Visitation will be 7-9 tonight at Piedmont Funeral Home and other times at the residence.
James Carl Shepard, 90, died Nov. 28, 2000, at his residence.
He was born Sept. 4, 1910, in Jacksonville, a son of Basil and Ella Shepard, who both preceded him in death. He was a resident of the Archdale vicinity the majority of his life. He was employed with Mobile Chemical Co. He was a member of Gospel Baptist Church and the Men’s Bible Sunday School Class. On Jan. 27, 1934, he married the former Sudie Parker, who survives of the residence. He was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.
Also surviving are three daughters, Donrie Burks and her husband, Jack, of Kernersville, Gwen Rush and her husband, Richard, of Archdale and Cynthia Sumner of High Point; six grandchildren, Debbie Steen, Kelly Everhart, Michael Rush, Tonja Tuttle, Ashley Peacock and Carrie Sumner; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Funeral will be 1 p.m. Friday at Gospel Baptist Church by the Rev. Frank Gribble, the Rev. Eric Peacock and the Rev. Bobby Edwards. 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 Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262.
Blake Jerome Smith, 57, of Warner St. died Nov. 28, 2000, at Forsyth Hospital.
Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Friday in Harper’s Chapel Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Hazel Widener Tate, 65, died Nov. 29, 2000.
Funeral will be 3 p.m. Friday at Taylor’s Grove Baptist Church. Visitation will be 6:30-8:30 tonight at Briggs Funeral Home.
Mrs. Evon Albertson Taylor, 81, formerly of High Point, died Nov. 28, 2000 at the Lutheran Nursing Home in Salisbury.
She was born March 26, 1919, in Guilford County, a daughter of Ernest Luby and Nelia Catherine Ridge Albertson. She was employed as a nurse at Moses H. Cone Hospital in Greensboro, retiring in 1990. She was of the Quaker faith. On Oct. 21, 1939, she was married to Roy Lee Taylor, who preceded her in death Sept. 2, 1996.
Surviving are a daughter, Rebecca T. Little and her husband, Chris, of Salisbury; two grandchildren, Hamilton Rhys Little and Teagan Rose Little.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Sechrest Archdale Chapel by the Rev. Mel Anderson. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be 12-1:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Anthony Alston Sr.
Anthony Alston Sr., 80, was called by God to rest Nov. 25, 2000.
He was born April 23, 1920, in Warrenton. He was a member of First Emmanuel Baptist Church. He was a member of Prince Hall Masons. His memory will be cherished by those he left behind.
Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Lizzie, of the residence; two daughters, Reabie McIntyre Dickey and Hermenia (Howard) Milton, both of Greensboro; a son, Anthony Alston Jr. of High Point; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four brothers, Paul Alston of High Point, Ora (Joyce) Alston, Nell Alston and Kelly (Marindia) Alston, all of Brooklyn, N.Y.; four sisters, Katie (Gene) Widner of Brooklyn, Sisro Johnson of Warrenton, Edith (Eddie) Brown of Warrenton and Girtha Alston of Brooklyn; and a host of relatives and friends.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at First Emmanuel Baptist Church. Burial will be in Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. tonight and other times at the residence.
Hoover’s Funeral Home is in charge of final arrangements.
William C. Berrier
William Conard Berrier, 69, of Haden Grove Church Road died at 1:11 p.m. Nov. 29, 2000, at Lexington Memorial Hospital after declining health of several years.
Funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Davidson Funeral Home Lexington Chapel. Visitation will be 6-8 tonight at the residence of his daughter, Jane Beck, 2005 Peacock Drive.
John A. Fatzick, 77, formerly of 1213 Overland Drive died Nov. 29, 2000, at Maryfield Nursing Home.
He was born July 22, 1923, in Youngstown, Ohio, a son of Samuel and Anastasia Zablonski Fatzick. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served during World War II. He graduated from Youngstown State University in Youngstown. He retired from Ladd Furniture Co. as an executive, serving more than 40 years in the furniture industry. He was an avid golfer. He was an active member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and served as a lector. In 1949, he married the former Patricia Ford, who survives of the residence. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Susan Anne Clark and a sister, Katherine Volinsky.
Also surviving are his daughter, Mary Lynn Childress and her husband, Russell G., of High Point; a son-in-law, Ralph L. Clark of Charlotte; a granddaughter, Sarah Clark; a grandson, Matthew Clark; a sister, Joan Johnston of Niles, Ohio; and a brother, Samuel Fatzick of McMurray, Pa.
Memorial Mass will be private.
Memorials may be directed to Maryfield Nursing Home, 1315 Greensboro Road, High Point, N.C. 27260.
Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point, is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Mary Adams Grigg, 79, of 1001 Woodale Circle died Nov. 30, 2000, at her residence.
Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Dallas Baptist Church. Visitation will be 6-8 tonight at the funeral home.
Dallas Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Bessie Lily Byerly Loflin, 82, of 831 Friendship-Ledford Road died Nov. 30, 2000, at her residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Family Funeral Care.
Miss Kristy B. Mack, 23, of 303 Pineywood Road, Apt. 1, died Nov. 28, 2000, at her residence.
She was born Jan. 16, 1977, in High Point, a daughter of Willie James Mack and Juanita Archie. She attended Central High School. She was very affectionate and loving. She had a strong sense of family and was the glue that kept her family together. She was a grade mother and volunteer at Thomasville Primary School where her daughter attended. She was family-oriented. She was preceded in death by her father; her grandfather, James F. Archie; and an aunt, Arlena A. Johnson.
Surviving are her fiancé, Brian McElveen of Thomasville; her son, Brian K. McElveen Jr. of Thomasville; her daughter, Miss Lakeithia B. McElveen of Thomasville; her mother of High Point; a brother, Anthony T. Mack of High Point; a sister, Tiffany D. Archie of Lexington; her grandmother, Leila Archie of High Point; two aunts, Evelyn Fox of Asheboro and Rosa Mae Mack of South Carolina; two uncles, Ronnie Mack and Larry Mack, both of South Carolina; three nieces, Brittnee B. McNeair and Felicia McNeair, both of Lexington, and Briana A. Mack of High Point; two nephews, Jeremy A. McNeair and Jerequinn McNeair, both of Lexington; and a host of cousins, friends and other relatives.
Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Radisson Hotel, Victoria Room, 135 S. Main St., High Point. Visitation will be 6-7 tonight at Hargett-Gilmore Memorial Chapel.
Ricardo Nieto Rodriguez, two day old infant, died Nov. 30, 2000, at Brenners Children’s Hospital.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. today in Floral Garden Park Cemetery.
Harold C. Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
James Ray “Bud” Smith, 77, of Beaucrest Avenue died Nov. 29, 2000, at High Point Regional Hospital.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Harold C. Davis Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont or the American Cancer Society.
Mrs. Nannie Halton Snider, 104, died Nov. 30, 2000.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church. Visitation will be 6-7:30 tonight at Briggs Funeral Home.
Donald Harry Wilson Sr., 71, of Old U.S. 29 died Nov. 20, 2000, at his residence.
He was born Sept. 6, 1929, in Syracuse, N.Y., a son of Charles Harry and Ethel Himberg Wilson. He had lived in Thomasville since 1984. He was a self-employed accountant and was owner of Don Wilson Income Tax Service. He was a disabled American veteran with a 20-year military career, including tours in both the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force. He also was retired from civil service employment with the Department of Defense and U.S. Army. He studied at several colleges and universities, and attended many technical and career serving schools.
He was deeply patriotic. He was a lifetime member of the National Association for Uniformed Services, Disabled American Veterans and the Tin Can Sailors Association. He was secretary and treasurer and Web site master of both the USS Strong (DD-758) and USS Corry (DD-817) Shipmates Associations. He was a member of the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, National Rifle Associations Golden Eagles and National Society of Public Accountants. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Thomasville. On July 2, 1950, he was married to Mary Frances Aikens, who survives of the residence.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jeff (Sandra) Loflin of Fritts Drive, Thomasville, and Mrs. Victor (Patricia) Nealey of Fuller Mill Road, Thomasville; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Linda Marshall of Greensboro; a son, Donald Harry Wilson Jr. of Durham; a brother, Ralph Wilson of Homedale, N.J.; eight grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Family Funeral Care-Chapel by the Rev. Dick Tucker and the Rev. Karl Kelly. Burial with full military honors will be in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-9 tonight at the funeral home, 18 Randolph St.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262 or to the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Suite 123, Washington, D.C. 20004.
Mrs. Linda Carol Mann Ferguson, 57, of 23 Kirk St., died Dec. 2, 2000, at her home.
She was born Dec. 28, 1942, in Guilford County, a daughter of Marvin Grover and Arilla Mae Rains Mann. She was married Oct. 4, 1958, to Herbert E. Ferguson, who survives of the residence.
Also surviving are two daughters, Ms. Linda “Renee” Lewis of Thomasville, and Mrs. Kenneth (Kelly) Lambeth of Denton; one son, Donald Lee “Donny” Ferguson and his wife, Joan, of Thomasville; a sister, Mrs. Thelma Smith of Lexington; three brothers, Norman Mann, and his wife, Sharolet, Arnie Mann and his wife, Peggy, and Rickie Mann and his wife, Mitzi, all of Thomasville; two grandchildren, Amanda Gail Lewis and Brock Jester.
Memorial service will be 4 p.m. Tuesday at Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church by the Rev. E. Keith Carroll and the Rev. Larry Peterson. Visitation will be in the fellowship hall from 3 p.m. until the service.
Memorials may be made to an educational fund for her grandchildren at BB&T, P.O. Box 960, Denton, N.C. 27239.
Mrs. Vera Hedrick, 86, formerly of High Point, N.C., died Dec. 3, 2000, at a nursing facility in Nashville.
She was born Nov. 13, 1914, in Stanly County, a daughter of Bert E. and Clyde Bell Chandler. She was a member of the Nazarene Church and was employed for 27 years by Lamb’s Nursing Home in High Point. She was first married to Dillard Smith who preceded her in death, and later married Norman L. Hedrick, who also preceded her in death.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dolly Moore and her husband, Tom, of Nashville; a sister, Mrs. Bertha Eury of High Point; a brother, Alvin Chandler of Hillsville; two grandsons, Scott and Jonathan Moore; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Cumby Family Funeral Service Chapel. Burial will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.