High Point - Mrs. Mary Lucille “Lucy” Swain Cade, 73, of 1100 Textile Place died Nov. 9, 1999, at High Point Regional Hospital.
She was born July 18, 1926, in Summerfield, a daughter of Lonnie McCoy and Emma Jane Shelton Swain. She had been a resident of High Point since 1951 and was a homemaker. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church. She was married to Richard Earl Cade, who survives of the home.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Jane Osborne of 708 Marlboro St.; one son, Jerry Spaul and wife, Karen, of High Point; one sister, Mrs. Ruth Swain Christopher of Reidsville; two grandchildren, Mrs. Steve (Holly) Osborne Grissom of Trinity and Jenny Spaul of High Point. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Willie Franklin Spaul; and a son-in-law, Thomas Edwin Osborne.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Southside Baptist Church by the Rev. Bynum Orr. Burial will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at Sechrest Funeral Service on E. Lexington Avenue and at other times at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Jane Osborne, 708 Marlboro St.
Memorials may be directed to Southside Baptist Church, 2515 Bellemeade St., High Point, N.C. 27263.
High Point - Mrs. Lucinda Meredith Cooke, 79, of 325 Phillips Avenue died Nov. 6, 1999, at High Point Regional Hospital.
She was born Dec. 16, 1919, in Carroll County, Va., a daughter of William R. and Cora Lee Thomas Meredith. She was a retired employee of A & L Hosiery and was of the Baptist faith. She was married to William Virgle Cooke, who preceded her in death in June. She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Judy Louise Needham; two grandchildren, Vickie Lynn Needham and Joe Franklin Needham Jr.; four brothers and two sisters.
Surviving are one daughter, Alice Hunter Reynolds of Archdale; one sister, Della Melton of Archdale; six grandchildren, Fonda Gail Owenby, Sheila Needham, Sharon Zimmerman, Rhonda Griffith, James Wade Hunter Jr. and William Elmer Hunter; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale by the Rev. A.C. Hill. Burial will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 until 8:30 tonight at the funeral home and at other times in the home of her daughter, Alice Reynolds, 2417 Murray Circle, Archdale.
Tuscon, Ariz. - Ruble B. Davis, 83, died Nov. 9, 1999, after years of declining health.
He was born Oct. 21, 1916, in Thomasville, N.C.
Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Lillie Mae Gourley Davis; two daughters, Patty (Richard) Kirk and Judy (John L.) Hill; three granddaughters; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Colie Wilson and Junior Hicks; two sisters, Dorothy Strickland and Pauline Moore.
A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday at South Lawn Chapel, Tucson.
High Point - Frank Milton Dozier died Nov. 9, 1999, in High Point Regional Hospital.
He was born June 19, 1922, in Norfolk, Va., to Frances Ferrel and James Joshua Dozier. He came to High Point in 1948 as a veneer salesman with Ralph Snyder. He founded Guilford Veneer Co., Domension Veneer Co. and Dozier Face Veneer Manufacturing. He was a partner in Wright Bedding and helped establish Arnold Craven Clothiers as the silent partner. An avid golfer, he made many golfing friends throughout his life. He was on the board of Willow Creek Golf Club as house and social club chairman and served two terms as president before its merger with Emerywood Country Club. Having built his first house at Willow Creek, friends and neighbors referred to him as the “Mayor of Willow Creek.” He was chairman for 15 years of the men’s part of the cancer golf tournament and later chairman and one of the organizers of the Hospice golf tournament, a successful fund-raiser for 15 years.
Although he had given up golfing because of declining health, collecting golf memorabilia and antiques of all kinds became an important pastime in his life. His winning the first Dale Morey Golf Tournament was one of his proudest accomplishments.
He was a past member of Princess Ann Country Club in Virginia Beach, Va., Pinehurst Country Club, Willow Creek Golf Club, Emerywood Country Club and the String and Splinter.
He was supportive of many community activities and donated quietly to many things in which he believed. However great his accomplishments, it is the true spirit of Frank Dozier we choose to honor and remember. Despite severe limitations from poor physical health, his strong determination and positive attitude were a source of inspiration to many. With the kindness of a loving heart and the mischievousness of a spirited sense of humor, he brought many a smile to many a face.
On May 22, 1942, he married Edith Rose Fisher. He loved his family dearly.
Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Paula Dozier Snipes and husband, Gary Dale Snipes Sr., Mary Dozier Lyles, and Janet Dozier Gibson and husband, James Emory Gibson III, all of High Point; three grandsons, Gary Dale Snipes Jr. and wife, Christine, David Dozier Snipes and wife, Shannon, of High Point, and James “Jeff” Emory Gibson IV of Pittsburgh; give granddaughters, Jennifer Snipes Smith and husband, Todd Wayne Smith, of Raleigh, Juliet Latham Gibson of Fleetwood, Emily Sherrill Lyles and husband, Julius Daniel Rowe, of Charleston, S.C., Elizabeth Dozier Lyles of High Point and Edythe Fisher Lyles of High Point; four great-grandchildren, Jacob Daniel Smith, Clifford Dozier Smith, Michael John Lyles and Mary Keever Snipes.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church by Dr. C. Garland Young and Dr. Bill Slater. Burial will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-8:30 p.m. Friday at Sechrest Funeral Home on E. Lexington Avenue.
Memorials may be sent to the Presbyterian Home, 201 Greensboro Road, High Point, 27260; Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 1225 Chestnut Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262; Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262; or First Baptist Church, 405 N. Main St., High Point, N.C. 27260.
Lexington - Mrs. Mary Evelyn Lane, 66, of 134 Holy Berry Lane died Nov. 9, 1999, in Lexington Memorial Hospital.
She was born March 1, 1933, in Wilkes County, the daughter of Amos Osborne and Ina Royal Osborne. She was retired from Celand Yarns in Thomasville and was a member of Christ Temple Church in Winston-Salem.
Surviving is her husband of 50 years, Spencer Lane, of the home; her mother of Fredericksburg, Va.; two daughters, Mary Jo Edwards and her husband, Jim, of Lexington, and Priscilla Fields and her husband, Phillip, of Mocksville; a son, Pastor Mike Lane of Winston-Salem; three sisters, Mrs. Bobbie Shepherd and Mrs. Georgia Haynes, both of North Wilkesboro and Mrs. Annabelle Hodge of Sparta; two brothers, Ralph Osborne of North Wilkesboro and James Osborne of Maryland; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father and a son, David Lane.
Funeral service will be 8 p.m. today in Christ Temple Church, 2935 Cole Road, Winston-Salem, by Pastor Bob Williams and Pastor Mike Lane. Graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Friday in Holy Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Thomasville. Visitation will be at the church an hour prior to the service tonight and other times at the home of the son, Pastor Mike Lane, 4150 High Point Road, Winston-Salem.
High Point - Miss Lillian Mae McFarland, 83, of Piedmont Christian Home, formerly of 204 Greenpoint Court, died at the home Nov. 8, 1999.
She was born Feb. 28, 1916, in Guilford County and was a resident of High Point all of her life. She retired from Influential Hosiery Co. and had worked 50 years in the hosiery mills. She was a member of Westchester Baptist Church.
Surviving are a brother, William B. (Dub) McFarland and his wife, Marie, of Marbury, Ala.; two sisters, Lena Sechrest of High Point and Ruby Wall of Randleman; seven nephews; and several great nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia M. Yokley and a nephew, John E. Wall, Jr.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. today at Sechrest Chapel on E. Lexington Avenue by the Rev. Vernon Williams. Burial will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. today at the funeral home and other times at the home of a sister, Lena Sechrest, 204 Greenpoint Court.
Memorials may be directed to Westchester Baptist Church Building Fund, 135 Westchester Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262.
Marvin Matthews Jr.
High Point - Marvin David “Buddy” Matthews Jr., 68, a resident of True-Care and a former resident of Edgedale Drive, died Nov. 10, 1999, at the nursing home following several years of declining health.
Buddy was born in High Point Oct. 7, 1931, a son of Marvin David and Nannie Lee Perdue Matthews. He was a graduate of High Point Central High School and a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his mother and two aunts, Virginia Clark of High Point and Dorothy Grissom of Thomasville.
Graveside service will be held Friday at 11 p.m. at Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery by the Rev. Donald Stevenson of the First Reformed United Church of Christ. The family will be at the home of his aunt, Virginia Clark. Memorials may be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice.
High Point - Jerrie K. Mellin of High Point died Nov. 8, 1999, at Human Service Alliance.
She was a member of Oak Hill Friends Meeting.
Survivors include her daughter, Judith Cranford; her grandchildren, Chris and Amy Cranford; and her brothers, David Kersey of South Carolina, Tony Kersey of Georgia and Terry Kersey of Greensboro.
A memorial service will be 8 p.m. today at Oak Hill Friends Meeting, 2001 Westchester Drive. Visitation will be in the church fellowship hall an hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to Human Service Alliance, 3983 Old Greensboro Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101 or Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262.
Asheboro - Betty Jean Vaughn Newsom, 68, died Nov. 10, 1999.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel.
Trinity - John Thomas Witcher, 66, of 4389 Finch Farm Road died Nov. 10, 1999, at High Point Regional Hospital after a two-month illness.
He was born Dec. 17, 1932, in Jamestown, a son of John and Pearl Tinsbloom Witcher. He had been a resident of High Point and vicinity most of his life until moving to Trinity two years ago. He was a retired employee of Oakdale Cotton Mill and attended Hickory Chapel Wesleyan Church. On May 20, 1952, he married the former Charlotte Muse, who survives of the residence.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Kim (Teresa) Tysinger of the residence; a son, Johnie T. Witcher of 4240 Sunset Knoll Lane, Trinity; a sister, Mrs. Jack (Marquette) Jones of Jamestown; four grandchildren, Chad, Keri and Adam Witcher and Jennifer Tysinger; and one great-granddaughter, McKenzie Witcher.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Hickory Chapel Wesleyan Church by the Rev. Douglas T. Caldwell. Burial will follow in Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery. The body remains at the Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale and will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262.
High Point - Emma Younts dies in nursing home
Mrs. Emma Lambeth Younts, 100, former resident of 1133 Countryside Drive, died Nov. 10, 1999, in Sunbridge of the Triad.
She was born Aug. 24, 1899, in Davidson County, a daughter of Lemuel and Mary Hunt Lambeth. She had worked at Sheridan Shirt Factory and was retired from Tomlinson Furniture. She was married to James Ivey Younts, who preceded her in death in 1967.
Survivors include a son, Ross Edwards Younts of High Point; one granddaughter, Mrs. T.L. (Barbara) Younts of 1003 Shamrock Road; two grandsons, Craig Smith and Ricky Smith.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Clarksburry United Methodist Church near Thomasville. Visitation will be 6:30-8 tonight at the home of T.L. and Barbara Smith.
Memorials may be sent to North State Telephone Pioneers, c/o North State Telephone Co., 111 Hayden Place, High Point, N.C. 27260.
Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point is serving the family of Mrs. Younts.
Thomasville - George Ray Hayes, 57, a resident of 2947 Woodale Court, died Nov. 10, 1999, at his residence.
He was born July 14, 1942, in Forsyth County, a son of Brady Hayes and Lovie Mae Henderson Hayes. He was a former employee with Component Concepts Inc. of Thomasville. On June 1, 1979, he was married to Deborah Schaal, who survives of the home.
Also surviving are daughters, Mrs. Kay Cabe of Thomasville and Mrs. Sheldon (Shannon) Durrett of Sanford; a son, Nathan Hayes of the home; sisters, Mrs. John (Juanita) Bott and Mrs. Ron (Ann) White, both of Florida, and Mrs. Mike (Irene) Fitzgerald of Thomasville; brothers, Bill Hayes of Tobaccoville and Ike Hayes of Florida; and three grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at J.C. Green and Sons Chapel by the Rev. Howard Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 until 9 tonight, and other times at the home.