Occie Owens Alley, 73, of 102 Oakdale Road died Dec. 30, 2000, at her home.
Funeral will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Melvin Beeker and the Rev. Patricia Humphries-Bivens. Visitation will be 6:30-8:30 tonight at the funeral home.
Louise Josephine Thomas Brittain, 87, of 970 Tamworth Road died Dec. 30, 2000, at Clapp’s Convalescent Nursing Home, Asheboro.
Arrangements are incomplete at Ridge Funeral Home.
Mrs. Hazel Reeves Church, 88, formerly of Purlear, Wilkes County, and recently residing in Forsyth County, died Dec. 30, 2000, at the High Point Regional Hospital following a brief illness.
A native of Wilkes County, she was born June 12, 1912, to Mitchell and Jennie Hacket Reeves. On July 6, 1935, she married Richard Ray Church, with whom she spent more than 65 wonderful years. Her family was the center of her life. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Richard Harrison Reeves.
Surviving is her husband of the home; a daughter, Jewel C. McInnis and husband, William, of High Point; a son, Benny M. Church and wife, Phyllis, of the home; three granddaughters, Barbara J. Cannon of High Point, Patsy Y. Cannon of Huddleston, Va. and Catherine C. Shallow and husband, Rodney, of Germanton; a grandson, Richard L. Church of Winston-Salem; and a great-grandson, Mitchell E. Church and his mother, Euna W. Church of Rural Hall.
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday in Crestview Memorial Park by the Rev. R. Zeno Groce. There will not be a public visitation or viewing at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to Gideons International, 2900 Lebanon Road, Nashville, TN 37214.
The family would like to express its appreciation to the nurses and nursing assistants who lovingly and tenderly cared for our loved one.
Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home, Rural Hall Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Gary Lee Fish, 57, of 414 Shadybrook Road died Dec. 27, 2000, in Martinsville. Va., as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born Dec. 19, 1943, in Steuben County, New York, a son of Stanley Lee and Mary Ferranti Fish. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was an employee of Corning Co., Fiber Optics Division. He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Barbara Tiffany.
Surviving are his wife, Nancy Walter Fish, of the residence; his mother of Corning, N.Y.; a daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Robert Smith of Jamestown; a son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Marcia Fish of Asheboro; two grandsons, Aaron Fish and Austin Fish; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Sunday in Mt. Gur Cemetery, Kernersville.
Memorials may be directed to Parkinson’s Disease Research, c/o Wake Forest School of Medicine, Office of Development, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27157.
Hayworth-Miller-Cain Funeral Service, Kernersville, is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Camilla “Millie” Wright Furr, 61, of 1918 Greenstone Place died Dec. 31, 2000, at High Point Regional Hospital.
She was born Feb. 15, 1939, in Guilford County, a daughter of Claud and Louise Davis Wright. She had been a High Point resident all of her life. She had owned and operated Oak Hollow Tavern and Penny Profit Grocery. She was married to Guy “P-Nut” Furr, who survives of the residence.
Also surviving are three daughters, Sheila Cardwell and husband, Anthony, of Lexington, Sherri Furr and Beth Brown, both of Cayce, S.C.; three grandchildren, Melissa Cardwell, Zeke Cardwell and Eli Cardwell; two sisters, Rhonda Register and Judy Mabe, both of High Point; and two brothers, Douglas Wright of Thomasville and Gerald Wright of Virginia.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point by Pastor Steve Smith. Burial will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family would like to express its sincere appreciation to the following who gave so much support during Mrs. Furr’s illness: Hospice of the Piedmont, the nurses on 7th Floor North at High Point Regional Hospital, Dr. George Sanders, Dr. Daniel Jobe and Dr. Donald DeCoy.
Adrian Shuford Jr.
Adrian Lafayette Shuford Jr., 90, Conover industrialist and philanthropist, died Dec. 30, 2000.
A former North Carolina state senator, county commission chairman and town mayor, his career in the manufacture of socks, gloves and abrasive equipment spanned most of the 20th century.
Funeral arrangements will be announced today.
Arthur Douglas Woodard, 78, of Spruce Street died Dec. 30, 2000, at High Point Regional Hospital.
He was born in Conway, S.C., Jan. 10, 1922, the son of Arthur and Arrnie Woodard. He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving his country during World War II. He was a member of Green Street Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Howard W. and James A. Woodard; two sisters, Viola Westmoreland and Dorothy Dotson; and a son, Howard W. Woodard.
Surviving are his wife, Mildred Causby Woodard of the home; two sons, Jeffrey D. White Sr. and Fred Jordan of Forest City; two daughters, Linda Sechrest and Tenna Dupree of Thomasville; two brothers, John Woodard of Norfolk, Va. and Joe Woodard of Lexington, S.C.; two sisters, Lillian Duke of McCleanville, S.C. and Margaret Thompson of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Faith Baptist Church by the Rev. Steve Welborn. Visitation will be noon-7 tonight at the home, 508 Spruce St.
Memorials may be directed to Faith Baptist Church, Building Fund, 5744 Mendenhall Road, Archdale, N.C. 27263.
E. Branson Blair
Branson Blair, 64, of Todd Drive, formerly of Johnson Street, High Point, died Dec. 31, 2000, at High Point Regional Hospital following two years of declining health.
He was born Dec. 16, 1936, in Guilford County, a son of Enos and Muriel Cook Blair. He operated Cloverhill Farms with his father for 40 years and was formerly employed with D.H. Griffen Wrecking Co. He was a member of Lebanon United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by a sister, Jane Blair Walton. On May 3, 1963, he married Bonnie Blair, who survives of the home.
Also surviving are: two sons, Wesley Cyrus Blair of Charlotte and Branson Worth Blair and his wife, Wendy, of Madison; two daughters, Wendy Blair Peace of Thomasville and Elizabeth Dawn McHone and her husband, Jeffrey, of Rural Hall; one brother, John Cook Blair of Warne; three grandchildren, Jessica Lynn Peace and Samantha Nicole Peace, both of Thomasville and Matthew Wesley Blair of High Point; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial service will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at Harold C. Davis Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Roland Jones. Visitation will follow the service.
Memorials may be directed to Love Line Cancer Support of High Point Regional Health System, P.O. Box HP-5, High Point, N.C. 27261 or Hospice of the Piedmont 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262.
Mrs. Janet Caughman of the Presbyterian Home died Jan. 2, 2001, at High Point Regional Hospital.
She was born Sept. 6, 1909, in Rock Hill, S.C., a daughter of John James and Jessie Lillian Dunlap. She was a graduate of Winthrop College and taught school prior to her marriage. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Colonists, Daughters of the American Revolution, the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Huguenot Society of North Carolina. She was a homemaker and an active member of Emmanuel Luther Church for many years before joining First Presbyterian Church. On June 11, 1930, she married Nesbit Harper Caughman, who preceded her in death Nov. 15, 1977.
Surviving are a daughter, Patricia Caughman Covington and her husband, Phillip, of Greensboro; two sons, Nesbit “Bill” Harper Caughman Jr. and his wife, Gerry, of Wethersfield, Conn., and James Franklin Caughman and his wife, Edith “Dede,” of Atlanta; one brother, William Robert Dunlap of Rock Hill; seven grandchildren, David Caughman of Woodstock, Ga., Deborah Hans of Berlin, Conn., John Caughman of Amston, Conn., Stephen Covington of Atlanta; Elizabeth Carlson of Greensboro, Lauren Caughman and Betsy Caughman, both of Atlanta; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Lisa M. Mullen. Burial will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. The body will be at Sechrest Funeral Home, E. Lexington Avenue, and visitation will be 7 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Christopher Hans, Russell L. Mendenhall, David W. Caughman, John S. Caughman, Richard E. Hans, Stephen P. Covington, C. Fred Carlson and Thomas Charping.
Memorials may be directed to the Presbyterian Home, 201 High Point-Greensboro Road, High Point, N.C. 27260; First Presbyterian Church, 918 N. Main St., High Point, N.C. 27262 or to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 1401 Heathcliff Road, High Point, N.C. 27262.
Mrs. Myrtle Mae Sorrell Craddock, 87, of 300 South Street died Jan. 1, 2001, at the residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by S.E. Thomas Funeral Service.
Simon Claudell Dunlap, 77, of Liberty Wood Nursing Home, formerly of 621 Wesley Place, High Point, died Dec. 31, 2000, at the home.
He was born Nov. 12, 1923, in Forsyth County, a son of Edgar Dewitt and Mary Hester Bullins Dunlap. He retired from Miller Desk Co., served in the U.S. Army and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Kane Dunlap, and a son, Edgar Dale Dunlap.
Surviving are a stepdaughter, Joanne Moore of Sebastian, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Ola D. Surrett of High Point; a sister-in-law, Cora Mae Dunlap of High Point; several stepgrandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Floral Garden Park Cemetery by the Rev. David Surrett. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at Sechrest Funeral Home in High Point.
Memorials may be directed to the Humane Society of Guilford County, 4527 W. Wendover Ave., Greensboro, N.C. 27409.