High Point - A precious life is remembered to day, the life of Henry Lee Tucker Jr., son of Rhoda Tucker and the late Henry E. Tucker. He was born in High Point on March 27, 1927, where he was educated and raised.
Mr. Tucker, 72, died in High Point Nov. 4, 1999.
He spent a short time in the military and retired from the Millis family doing landscaping. He had a love for plants, flowers, etc. and at his residence he made certain his neighborsí landscaping was done as well.
Surviving are his mother, Rhoda Tucker; one sister, Juanita Carter of Raleigh; one brother, Richard Tucker of Baltimore, Md.; two nieces, Harriett Reed and Prelle Tucker, both of High Point, who were able to be caretakers when he was in need; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Mount Vernon Baptist Church with the Rev. Fredrick Bass officiating. Burial will be in Piedmont Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. at the church prior to the funeral. Hooverís Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
High Point - Mrs. Grace Valentine Grogan Ward, 92, died Nov. 7, 1999 at the Presbyterian Home.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Stoneville Cemetery in Stoneville.
Denton - Eddie D. Alford, 51, of Denton, died Nov. 6, 1999, at Myrtle Beach, S.C.
He was of the Baptist faith and was an United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was employed with Fraser Plumbing of High Point.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Brenda F. Alford of the home; a daughter, Anita Cassar of Lexington; a son, Daryl Alford of Oct. 16, 1907, in Catawba County, a daughter of John Franklin and Elizabeth Emma Haus Herman. She was a resident of High Point most of her life and retired from Harriss & Covington Hosiery Mills. She was a charter member of Montlieu United Methodist Church and of the United Methodist Women. She was a former Sunday school teacher and a former choir member. She was a member of Several Gospel Quartets and a pianist. On Oct. 12, 1929, she married T.R. Carmichael, who survives of the Piedmont Christian Home.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Marilyn Coble and husband, Harold, of High Point; sons, Roger Carmichael and wife, Linda, of Kernersville and David Carmichael and wife, Bettie, of Raleigh; sister, Mrs. Nolena Wagner of Hickory; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Montlieu United Methodist Church by the Rev. Nathan T. Snider. Burial will be in Oakwood Memorial Park Mausoleum. Visitation will be from 7 until 8:30 tonight at Sechrest Funeral Service on E. Lexington Avenue.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Montlieu United Methodist Church, 1210 Montlieu Avenue, High Point, NC, 27262.
High Point - David Leach Cochran, 51, of 2401 Francis St. died Nov. 7, 1999.
He was born Apr. 5, 1948, in High Point, a son of George L. and Julia Leach Cochran, and had lived here all his life.
He was employed with Swaim Metals and was a former member of the High Point Jaycees. He was a member of Archdale Baptist Church.
Surviving are his mother, of the home, and one brother, G. Michael Cochran, of Winston-Salem. He was preceded in death by his father, George L. Cochran.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sechrest Chapel in Archdale by the Revs. Bob Burns and J.C. Alley. Burial will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at Sechrest Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Harold Clapp, John Leach, Jeff Leach, Brian Leach, Junior Watson and David Stephens.
D. Daniels Sr.
Thomasville - Donald Keith Daniels Sr., 67, of 1 Royal St., died Nov. 8, 1999, at High Point Regional Hospital.
He was born Jan. 24, 1932, in Davidson County, a son of Simpson Boyd Daniels and Letha Hunt Daniels. He had lived his entire life in this area and was employed with Miller Desk in High Point. He was a member of Lake View Mission Church and the adult Sunday school class.
Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Mrs. Peggy Carriker Daniels of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Debbie Walters and her husband, Thomas, of Lexington; four sons, Donald Keith Daniels Jr. and his wife, Tabitha, of Thomasville, Derrick Kevin Daniels of the home, Douglas Deweese and his wife, Donna, of Asheboro, and Davids Deweese of Thomasville; three sisters, Parmalee Hill of Lexington, Mrs. Shelby Wallace and her husband, Tom, and Wilma Carriker, both of Thomasville; a brother, Arville Daniels of Thomasville; three grandchildren, Drew, Sommer and Rosalind Walters; and a special sister-in-law, Inez Callicutt.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Hillis Burton and the Rev. David McLeese officiating. Burial will be in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will be at the funeral home from 7 until 9 p.m. Wednesday, and other times at the home.
The family requests that memorial be directed to the American Heart Association, c/o Teresa Coble, 304 Homestead Drive, Lexington, N.C. 27292.
Columbus, Ohio - Jeffrey David Fritts, 36, of Columbus and formerly of Thomasville, N.C., died Nov. 6, 1999, at St. Anne Medical Center in Columbus.
He was born March, 17, 1963, in Davidson County, N.C., the son of Harry Fritts and Gail Miller Fritts. He was a management consultant with the McDonald Corp. and a member of Fairview United Methodist Church in Thomasville, N.C.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
Surviving are his father of Thomasville, N.C., and Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a sister, Mrs. Rusty (Lisa) F. Byerly of Dallas, N.C.; and maternal grandmother, Mrs. Irene Y. Miller of Lexington, N.C.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fairview United Methodist Church, Old Greensboro Road, Thomasville, N.C. with the Dr. Buddy J. Champion officiating.
Memorials may be directed to M.A.P., P.O. Box 32662, Charlotte, N.C., 28252 or to the donorís choice.
The family will receive friends at the church following the service.
Gene Gobble Jr.
High Point - Gene Franklin Gobble Jr., 38, of Madison Avenue, died Nov. 7, 1999, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, due to an industrial accident in Stuart, Va.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Reedy Creek Baptist Church. Vistitation will be from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight at Davidson Funeral Home in Lexington.
Sophia - Jerry Roger Griffey, a resident of 4233 Pheasant Ridge Road, died Nov. 7, 1999, at High Point Regional Hospital.
He was born March 7, 1945, in Boissevain, Va., a son to George and Ruth Phipps Griffey. A resident of Sophia for the past 18 years, he was a veteran of the United States Army and a former employee of Furnitureland South. He was a member of Refuge Baptist Church. On Dec. 2, 1983, he married the former Delores Smith, who survives of the residence.
Also surviving are his mother, Ruth P. Griffey of Sophia; one son, Jerry Roger Griffey II of High Point; two stepsons, Danny Smith and his wife, Lynn, and Travis Smith, and his wife, Angie, all of Asheboro; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Rob (Tammy) Mabe of Trinity; two sisters, Mrs. Matt (Linda) Dills of Columbia, S.C., and Mrs. Kelly (Vickie) Rhinehardt of Hamptonville; seven step-grandchildre, Danielle Tysinger, Erica Tysinger, Alisha Tysinger, Casey Smith, Cameron Smith, Jessica Smith and Jesse Bryson.
Funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service with the Rev. Hearth Kennedy officiating. Burial will follow in the Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 until 8:30 tonight at the funeral home, and at others times at the residence or at his motherís residence, 3979 Valley Drive, Sophia.
High Point - Mrs. Dollie Mildred Edwards Jackson, 58, of 314-B Greer Ave., died Nov. 7, 1999, at High Point Regional Hospital.
She was born Feb. 22, 1941, in Guilford County, a daughter to James and Bertha Dunford. She was a homemaker and a member of Cloverdale Baptist Church. She was married to Bobby Jackson, who survives of the residence.
Also surviving are one daughter, Lisa Penley and her husband, John Daniel, of Archdale; two sons, Wayne Edwards and his wife, Paula, of Archdale, and Tommy Edwards, and his wife, Michelle, of Archdale; five brothers, Buford Dunford of Max Meadows, Va., Albert Dunford of Cripple Creek, Va., Leroy Dunford of Wytheville, Va., Gary Dunford of Pulaski, Va., and Ronnie Dunford of Trinity; three sisters, Minnie Freeman and Janice Rogers, both of Max Meadows, Va., and Wanda Smith of Archdale; eight grandchildren, Candice Owens, Jonathon Penly, Amanda Edwards, Tonya Edwards, Mitchell Gaffney, Christy Edwards, Tony Edwards and Crystal Campbell.
In addition to her father and mother, Mrs. Jackson was preceded in death by husbands, David Earl Edwards and Bill Sanders Edwards; one son, Tony Curtis Edwards; one brother, Kenneth Robert Dunford; one grandson, Jonathon Scott Edwards.
Funeral will be held at 7 tonight at Cloverdale Baptist Church with the Rev. Ralph E. Pruitt, the Rev. Bruno Wolf and the Rev. Johnny Smith officiating. Graveside service will be held at noon Wednesday at Jones Community Cemetery in Guton Park, Va.
Visitation will be at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John and Lisa Penley, 120-A Northeast Drive, Archdale. The family request that flowers be sent to the church, 1704 Ogden Court.
Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale is in charge of arrangements.
High Point - Maggie Iomia Lassiter, better known as Iomia, 87, formerly of 412 Smith St., died Nov. 5, 1999, at High Point Regional Hospital.
She was born in High Point, a daughter of Cicers Lassiter and Lannie Malloy Lassiter. She was divorced and graduated from William Penn High School. She was a former member of Calvary Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Blue Ribbon Missionary Circle and the Gospel Choir. In her later years, she became a member of Congregational United Church of Christ, in where she took part in various activities.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Willie Lassiter and a cousin, France Dorsett.
Surviving are five cousins, William Whitaker of Pennsylvania, Charles Whitaker, Mary DeBerry, Claudia Torrence, Douglas (Renee) Dorsett, all of High Point; and devoted friends, Earl Hoke and Maxine Ingram, both of High Point.
Funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Hargett-Gilmore Memorial Chapel by the Rev. George Jones Jr. Burial will be in Guilford Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service.
Randleman - Phillip Andrew Lewis, has gone to be with the Lord, 15, of 7189 Davis Country Road, died Nov. 7, 1999, at his home.
He was one of Jimís Kids.
Surviving are his parents, Dan and Lisa Zook Lewis of the home; one sister, Amanda Lewis of the home; paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Lewis of South Bend, Ind., maternal grandmother, Joanne Zook of Asheboro and maternal grandfather, Gene Zook of Randleman.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Pugh Funeral Home Chapel, Asheboro by the Rev. Bill Baulding. Burial will be in Randolph Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until noon on Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Randolph, P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, N.C. 27204-0009 or Jimís Kids, 2262 Racetrack Road, Sophia, N.C. 27350.
High Point - Miss Lillian Mae McFarland, 83, of the Piedmont Christian Home, died Nov. 8, 1999, at the Piedmont Christian Home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Sechrest Funeral Home, 1301 E. Lexington Ave.