Mrs. Gladys Irene Hooker Hepler, 78, a resident of Sunbridge Rehabilitation and Care and formerly of Denton Road, died Jan. 13, 2001, at Lexington Memorial Hospital after two years of declining health.
She was born Jan. 9, 1923, in Stokes County, a daughter of Numa Fletcher Hooker and Mary Luttie Huff Hooker. She was a graduate of Ashmore Business College and Mary Elizabeth Hospital Nursing School.
She studied post graduate in Operating Room Technology at Duke Medical Center. She worked at Duke Medical Center in the operating room for three years. She was a retired nurse of the Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, retiring in 1979 due to medical reasons after 11 years.
On April 12, 1941, she was married to Stokes E. Hepler, who were later divorced.
She was preceded in death by her father, Numa Hooker and her sister, Mrs. Marjorie Dow Hooker Sink. Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Mary Luttie Huff Hooker of Thomasville; two sons, Stokes E. (Sunny) Hepler, Jr. and wife, Lu, and Randy H. Hepler and wife, Anne, both of Thomasville; two grandchildren, Bart Hepler and Mrs. Kevin (Christy) Thomas; and a great-grandson, Austin Thomas.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery by Rev. David Best. The body will remain at J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home until the hour of service. Visitation will be 4-5:30 p.m. today at the funeral home and other times at the home of a son, Sunny Hepler, 315 Liberty Church Road, Thomasville.
Memorials may be directed to the Boy’s Home of Lake Waccamaw, P.O. Box 127, Lake Waccamaw, N.C. 28450 or to the Seniors Ministry of First Baptist Church in Thomasville, 9 Cramer St., Thomasville, N.C. 27360.
Elijah Messer, 69, a resident of 5675 Old Thomasville Rd., went to be with the Lord Jan. 13, 2001, at the High Point Regional Hospital following several years of declining health.
He was born in Madison County on March 23, 1931, a son of Robert and Esther Rollins Messer. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He worked at Fli Back Co. from 1956 until 1983, and then worked at Royal Development from 1983 until 1990.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Kenneth Wayne Messer; two brothers, Elisha Messer and Lewis Messer; and a sister, Geneva Messer.
On Oct. 4, 1952, he was married to Annie Mae Rowell of Alabama, who survives of the home.
Surviving in addition to his loving wife are two daughters, Brenda Saunders of High Point and Teresa Ramsey and her husband, Gary, of Archdale; a son, Larry Messer of Bassett, Va.; a brother, Buford Messer of Newport, Tenn.; two sisters, Mrs. Nevella Suttles of Hot Springs and Mrs. Dory Stokley of Newport, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Chris Saunders, Megan and Kristin Ramsey; and two step-grandchildren, Brandon and Crystal Ramsey.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Harold C. Davis Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Ray Butler. Burial will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mrs. Emma Phillips Moore, 86, died Jan. 12, 2001, at SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation Center in Asheboro.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. today at Floral Garden Park Cemetery by Rev. Kenneth Reaves. Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Gayle Westwood Rebert, 66, died Jan. 13, 2001, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem.
Arrangements are pending at the Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point.
Carlton Nimrod Chew, 76, of 1909-R N. Centennial St., died at 1 p.m. Jan. 15, 2001, at Wesleyan Arms Nursing Center after declining health of several months.
He was born July 11, 1925, in CrossKeys, N.J., a son of Carlton E. and Gladys VanDexter Chew. He was a retired welder and a resident of High Point since 1975. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II. He was a member of First Wesleyan Church and the Co-Worker Sunday School Class. He developed Chew Park on the grounds of Wesleyan Village which was enjoyed by everyone. On April 14, 1944, he was married to Helen Wescott, who survives of the residence.
Also surviving are a son, Robert Louis Chew of New Jersey; three sisters, Mrs. Peter (Shirley) VanEasteren, Mrs. Wendell (Eleanor) Rhoades and Mrs.. Albert (Jean) Madden, all of New Jersey; three brothers, Clifford Chew of Virginia, Oscar Chew of New Jersey and William A. Chew of Oregon; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Earle Funeral Home Chapel, 122 W. Church St., Blackwood, N.J. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery, Hurffville, N.J. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at Cumby Family Funeral Service, Eastchester Drive.
Memorials may be directed to First Wesleyan Church, 1915 N. Centennial St., High Point, N.C. 27262.
Mrs. Margaret Harvey Cox, 86, of 3424 Pine Valley Road died Jan. 15, 2001, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Sechrest Funeral Service, 1301 E. Lexington Ave.
Mrs. Betty Lee Helton, 62, died Jan. 14, 2001 at Forsyth Medical Center.
She was born March 2, 1938, in Bell, Ky., a daughter of Herchel and Lula Peace Thacker, who both preceded her in death. She was a member of the Eastern Star and president of the Ladies VFW Auxiliary. She was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are a son, James Michael Helton and his wife, Christle Smith, of Louisburg; two daughters, Stephanie (Teddy) Bingham of Thomasville and Pam (Robert) Clinard of Kernersville; three brothers; and four grandchildren, David Michael Helton, James Michael Helton II, Daniel Clinard and Diamond Clinard.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hayworth-Miller-Cain Chapel by the Rev. A.G. Parker. Entombment will be in Eastlawn Gardens of Memory Mausoleum. Visitation will be 7-9 tonight at the funeral home.
Brian Grady McDaniel, 32, of 1509-B Hobart Place died Jan. 14, 2001, at High Point Regional Hospital.
He was born Nov. 2, 1968, in High Point, a son of Grady Thomas McDaniel and Grace Merle Bowen McDaniel. He was a lifelong resident of High Point. He was a self-employed construction worker. He attended Cloverdale Church of the Living God as a child.
Surviving are a son, Brian Keith McDaniel of Taylorsville; his mother of the residence; his father of Thomasville; four sisters, Mrs. Randall (Deanna) Proctor of Trinity; Mrs. Sammy (Sheila) Childress and Mrs. Debra Hinton, both of Rocky Mount, and Mrs. Robert (Bettina) Duncan of Thomasville; four brothers, Darrin Scott McDaniel and his wife, Dee Dee, Roger Kevin Bowen and his wife, Tamera, and Gary Gupton, all of High Point, and Terry Upton of Thomasville; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Edna McDaniel of Thomasville; and his paternal grandfather, Thomas Helms McDaniel of Thomasville.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at J.C. Green & Sons Chapel, Thomasville, by the Rev. David E. Perry Sr. Burial will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery, High Point. Visitation will be 7-9 tonight at the funeral home and other times at the residence of his sister, Mrs. Robert (Bettina) Duncan, 409 Carter Drive, Thomasville.
Mrs. Earnestine Humphrey Pate, 51, of 4820 Eads St., formerly of High Point, N.C., died Jan. 12, 2001, at Howard University Hospital.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. James Baptist Church.
Stewart Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Mrs. Mary Brame Pomfret, 88, of 1664 Tatum Blvd. died Jan. 10, 2001, at her residence.
She was born Nov. 11, 1912, in DeQueen, Ark., a daughter of George and Jennie Brame, who both preceded her in death. She also was preceded in death by her son, Billy Ray Brame; a brother, Otis ãBuckä Brame; six sisters, Ada Rice, Prudie Gardner, Pat Garrett, Lottie Saunders, Anna Kiger and Zella Walker.
Surviving are her husband, Bob F. Pomfret of the residence; her daughter-in-law, Polly Brame of Greensboro; a granddaughter, Connie Sue King of Burlington; a grandson, Billy Ray Brame Jr. of Greensboro; and two sisters, Mamie Foust and Jennie Nance, both of High Point.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262.
Dudley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Gayle Westwood Rebert, 66, died Dec. 13, 2001, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem.
She was born in Kittanning, Penn., a daughter of Paul and Goldie Westwood. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She loved her family of friends at Archdale United Methodist Church and Pilgrim Reformed Church of Lexington.
Surviving are her loving husband of 45 years, Dennis M. Rebert, Sr.; a son and daughter-in-law, Dennis Rebert, Jr. and Cheryl Paris Rebert Skeen; a daughter, Mandee Rebert Skeen; four grandchildren, Dustin, Sarah, Kerstee and Aaron; a brother, Paul Westwood and his wife, Karen, of Jackson, Miss.; a niece, Joy, of Jackson, Miss.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Memorials may be directed to Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103.
Cumby Family Funeral Service, Eastchester Drive, is in charge of arrangements.
Ralph Spencer Sr.
Ralph Gary ãRaoulä Spencer Sr., 58, of 1205 Wendell Avenue died Jan. 13, 2001, at High Point Regional Hospital after 18 days of hospitalization.
He was born in High Point, a son of Alvin Spencer Jr. and Mahalia McCoy Spencer. He was a graduate of William Penn High School, class of 1960. He spent the majority of his adult years in Cleveland, Ohio, where he was employed as a brick mason with Progressive Brothers Construction Co. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving with the Special Forces Green Beret. In 1993, he relocated to High Point and joined Temple Memorial Baptist Church where he was a charter member of the SWAT Team and was recently honored for his service and participation. He was preceded in death by his mother May 17, 1995.
Surviving are his son, Ralph Spencer Jr. of High Point; two daughters, Ms. Rhonda Spencer and Ms. Cherie Nicole ãNikkiä Stepp, both of High Point; his father of High Point; four grandchildren, Ms. Mercedes Spencer of High Point, Ralph Spencer III, Khalil Spencer and Alvin Spencer III, all of Cleveland, Ohio; a great-granddaughter, Michaela Farley; a brother, Acey Spencer and his wife, Lavern, of Trinity; a sister, Mrs. Michelle Little; and other relatives and friends.
Funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Temple Memorial Baptist Church by the Rev. Haywood Gray. Burial will be in Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the church and other times at the residence.
Haizlip Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.