Miss Helen Sluder, 93, of Chapel Hill Rehabilitation Center and formerly of Thomasville, died Jan. 27, 2001.
She was born Aug. 27, 1907, in Davidson County, a daughter of Homer and Martha Harrison Sluder. She lived most of her life in Davidson County. She was a retired textile worker and a member of First Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Louise Pope of Burlington; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Monday in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Thomasville by the Rev. Robert Mann. Visitation will be 1 p.m. Monday at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home.
Mrs. Gearlene “Gerry” Vanhorn Smith, 63, of 4405 Knollwood Drive died Jan. 26, 2001, at her residence.
She was born June 13, 1937, in Burke County, a daughter of Coy and Wilma Chole Church Vanhorn. A homemaker most of her life, she attended Allen Jay Baptist Church. On March 23, 1956, she married James “Jim” Irvin Smith, who was former owner of Smith and Shore Service Station No. 2 in High Point. He survives of the residence.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two children, Mrs. Ann Marsh Small and husband, Lee, and Michael James Smith and wife, Melissa, all of Thomasville; her mother, Mrs. Wilma Chole Smith of High Point; and one grandson, Tyler James Smith.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale by the Rev. Harold Shives. Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4-A Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro, N.C. 27407.
Claude Albert Tucker, 87, of 1394 Church St., died Jan. 26, 2001, at the home of a daughter.
He was a native of Randleman. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was retired from Burlington Mills. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane Poe Tucker, and a daughter, Margaret R. Grubb.
Surviving are four sons, Roy A. Tucker of Asheboro, Claude E. Tucker of Ramseur, Thomas L. Tucker of Randleman and Robert P. Tucker of Ashland, Va., a daughter, Sally T. Parker of Ramseur; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Lilly Mae Linthicum of Sophia, Christine Brantley of Asheboro and Katie Underwood of Randleman.
Graveside service with military honors will be held 11 a.m. Monday in Sunset Knoll Cemetery in Ramseur by the Rev. Richard Wright. Visitation will be 7-9 tonight at Pugh Funeral Home in Randleman.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph, P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, N.C. 27204-0009.
Mrs. Mozelle Keller Williams, 76, of Westwood Health & Rehab Center and formerly of 609 Dogwood Circle, died Jan. 26, 2001, at Westwood Health & Rehab Center as a result of complications from Shy-Drager’s Syndrome.
She was born July 7, 1924, in Guilford County, a daughter of Calvin Sanford and Troy Hilliard Keller. She graduated from Allen Jay High School and Women’s College (now University of North Carolina at Greensboro), obtaining BS and MS degrees. She taught home economics at China Grove High School, Allen Jay High School and Central High School before becoming an instructor at UNCG, where she worked for 17 years. She was married to Lonnie Crump Williams Jr. on Nov. 24, 1949, who survives of the home.
Also surviving are two daughters, Kay W. Gottula and her husband, John, of Reeds, and Gwen W. Fletcher and her husband, Yates, of Cary; a sister, Gwendolyn Keller Griffin and her husband, Ronald, of Archdale; three granddaughters, Jessica Gottula, Preston Fletcher and Kendall Fletcher; and a grandson, Eric Fletcher.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Christ United Methodist Church at 1300 N. College Drive in High Point by the Rev. Dr. Glenn L. Myers Jr., and the Rev. Lloyd G. Hunsucker. Burial will be in Mount Tabor United Methodist Church Cemetery, 4520 Mocksville Road, Salisbury. Visitation will be 6:30-8 tonight at Cumby Family Funeral Service, 1015 Eastchester Drive, High Point, and at other times at the home.
Memorials may be made to Christ United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1300 N. College Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262, Mount Tabor United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 4520 Old Mocksville Road, Salisbury, N.C. 28144, or Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262.
Paul T. Crawford, 77, of Bayford Court, died Jan. 24, 2001, at High Point Regional Hospital.
He was born Aug. 12, 1923, in Tribby, Okla., a son of James William and Myrtle Dixon Crawford. He retired from the U.S. Air Force with 21 years of service, serving as a warrant officer. He served during World War II, in the Pacific Theater and the Korean War. He also was employed 15 years with Lenoir Police Department. He lived in Garden City, S.C., for several years prior to moving to High Point in 1997. He was preceded in death by his son, Paul T. Crawford Jr.; his daughter, Carolyn Faye Williams; and a great-grandson, Jake Williams. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Cleo Savell Crawford of the residence; a daughter, Deby Casebier and her husband, Dale, of High Point; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Harold C. Davis Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Jess Ballew. Inurnment will be in Arlington National Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 p.m. Saturday until the hour of service.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262.
Mrs. Marie M. Dow died Jan. 24, 2001.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Shield of Faith Ministries, 1201 E. Green Drive. Visitation will be 1:30-2 p.m. Sunday at the church.
Hargett Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Rodney Allen Edwards, 67, of High Point died Jan. 25, 2001.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Sechrest Funeral Service, E. Lexington Avenue.
Mrs. Susie Kieffer Epting, 89, of 3912 Beverly Hills Drive died Jan. 24, 2001, at High Point Regional Hospital.
She was born May 3, 1911, in Springfield, Ga., a daughter of Robert Lee and Gussie Lee Arnsdorf Kieffer. She was a resident of High Point since 1937. She was a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and High Point College. She was a school teacher for 45 years. She retired in 1973 from Oak View Elementary School. She was an active member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, the church choir, the Women’s Sunday School Class and WELCA. She also served as a supply organist for the church and was a former Sunday school teacher. Until age 85, she would often play the organ and piano for the residents at Maryfield Nursing Home. She always had a great love for flowers and children. On Oct. 21, 1937, she was married to Joe Cecil Epting, who preceded her in death July 13, 1988.
Surviving are her daughter, Dixie Epting Goertemiller and her husband, Richard, of Reedville, Va.; three sons, J.C. Epting Jr. of Hickory, James R. Epting of Seminole, Fla., and Robert L. Epting of Chapel Hill; three sisters, Mrs. Willie K. Tebeau and Mrs. Mertice K. Kirkland, both of Springfield, Ga., and Mrs. Catherine Webb and her husband, Allen, of Statesboro, Ga.; a grandson, Bill Snider and his wife, Lisa, of High Point; three great-grandchildren, Kristina Wheat and her husband, Kevin, Samantha Joe Snider and Hannah Bay Snider, all of High Point.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church by the Rev. John L. Petry. Entombment will be in Oakwood Memorial Park Mausoleum. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at Sechrest Funeral Home, E. Lexington Ave.
Memorials may be directed to the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Music Fund, 1401 Heathcliff Road, High Point, N.C. 27262.
Mrs. Louise Myers Goss, 86, of E.L. Myers Road died at 11:50 a.m. Jan. 25, 2001, at Lexington Memorial Hospital after one year of declining health.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Reed’s United Methodist Church. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Davidson Funeral Home and other times at the residence.
Carl Revere Hughes, 75, of Centerclair Inc. and formerly of the Green Needles Community, died Jan. 24, 2001.
Funeral will be 3 p.m. Friday in Forest Hill Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel. Visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the service Friday in the mausoleum chapel and other times at the residence of his daughter at 127 Rockcrusher Road.
Willard Hugh Kimrey, 89, of the Presbyterian Home died Jan. 24, 2001, at High Point Regional Hospital.
He was born March 17, 1911, in High Point, a son of Thomas Preston and Fannie Bolling Kimrey. He was educated in Jamestown schools and received his bachelor of science degree in animal husbandry from North Carolina State University. He was formerly the Guilford County Agricultural Extension Chairman and was with the Extension Service for 34 years, serving 22 years in Guilford County as the extension chairman from 1956 until his retirement. He received the department of Agricultural Service Award for his contribution to agriculture. He was recognized by the National Association of County Agricultural Agents for outstanding leadership.
He was a member of various farm organizations and boards. He was a member of Greensboro Rotary Club, the Epsilen Sigma Phi, and the Guilford County Soil and Water Conservation board, serving as chairman for many years. He was a member of county and state farm bureau board of directors, also serving as county president for four years. He served on the first county environmental board and the Greensboro Tobacco Warehouse Association Board.
He was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II. He also served as an anti-air craft gunnery officer. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church where he was a longtime active elder and held various church and Sunday school offices.
He enjoyed farm life. He loved to hunt quail, grew a good garden and kept Angus cattle. He also bred and hunted Irish Setters and English Pointer bird dogs.
On Aug. 14, 1934, he married Reuche Chadwick. He and his wife moved from their farm home on Guilford College Road to the Presbyterian Retirement Home in March of 1984. He was preceded in death by his wife April 8, 1984.
Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Grace Meddry of Advance, Mrs. Mildred Cooley of Charlottesville, Va., Mrs. Margaret Venable of Greensboro and Mrs. I.H. (Mary Ruth) McKinney of New Bern; a brother, J. Claude Kimrey and his wife, Lillian, of High Point; and 12 nieces and nephews.
Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Harry Cole, the Rev. Lisa M. Mullen and the Rev. Carl Rush. Burial will be 10:15 a.m. Saturday in Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery. The body will be at Sechrest Funeral Home, E. Lexington Avenue. Visitation will be 7-8 tonight at the funeral home and other times at the residence of his brother at 2532 Gordon Road.
Memorials may be directed to the Reuche Scholarship Fund, First Presbyterian Church, 918 N. Main St., High Point, N.C. 27262 or to High Point University, 833 Montlieu Ave., High Point, N.C. 27262.
James Darrell Kyles, 53, of Beech Drive died at 1:05 a.m. Jan. 25, 2001, at his residence after a short illness.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Stoner’s Grove Baptist Church. Visitation will be 6-8 tonight at Davidson Funeral Home and other times at the residence.