God delivered to us Nellie Mae Harrison on Aug. 13, 1944, and took her back home Nellie Mae Kinsler on Feb. 11, 2001, due to a lengthy illness.
She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Nathaniel Kinsler; her daughter, Robin Kinsler; two sons, Dereze and Chad Kinsler; three grandchildren, Corey, Tadia and D.J. Kinsler; her sister, Dorothy Taylor; her brother, Henzley Harrison; and several nieces and nephews.
Private service will be held for the immediate family on Tuesday. Hanes-Lineberry, Sedgefield Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.
Our child of God requested that instead of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 4-A Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro, N.C. 27407.
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Robert P. Renfrow, 72, of St. Pete Beach, Fla., died Feb. 9, 2001, at his home.
He was born in High Point and came to St. Pete Beach in 1963 from Metuchen, N.J. He was a practicing lawyer and a veteran of the Marine Corps, rising to the rank of captain. He attended St. John’s Catholic Church in St. Pete Beach. He attended Duke University and its law school and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He was admitted to the North Carolina and Florida bars and was a member of the legal committee of American Association of Homes for the Aging and the Florida Association of Homes for the Aging. He also was an eight-year member of the St. Pete Beach Planning and Zoning Board. He was director of Menorah Center, a member of the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce and received the chamber’s 1994 Citizen of the Year award.
Surviving are his wife, Gennifer J.; a son, R. Gary Renfrow of Tierra Verde; two daughters, Leigh O. Renfrow of Herndon, Va., and Jennifer A. Ibarguen of St. Petersburg; a sister, Ann Farlow of Clearwater; and four grandchildren.
James Robert Stokes, 80, a resident of 3850 Abbotts Creek Church Road died Feb. 11, 2001, at Westwood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Archdale, where he had been a patient since January.
He was born in Chester, S.C., a son of James Walter Stokes and Jessie Mills Stokes, who both preceded him in death. He had resided in the High Point area most of his life, graduated from Dunbar High School in Lexington and for 46 years was employed at Myrtle Desk Company in the packing department, where he was a supervisor. He was a member of Clifton Grove Baptist Church, where he was a member and honorary chairperson of the Deacon Board. He was Sunday School superintendent for more than 30 years, served on the Trustee Board and was a member of the Senior choir. Fraternally, he was a member of the Florence Memorial Masonic Lodge #719. He served an enlistment in the United States Marine Corps in World War II. A son, Avon Stokes, died Feb. 12, 1984, and three brothers, Sylvester Stokes, Walter Stokes and William Stokes, also preceded him in death.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Madelene Hoover Stokes, of the home; one son, Robert Stokes Sr. and his wife, Sylvia, of Thomasville; three grandchildren, Robert Stokes Jr., Shannon Tennille Stokes and Alicia Ann Stokes; one great-granddaughter, Jakya Johnson; four sisters, Evangelist Ellen Trayham of Kernersville, Evangelist Mattie B. Thomas and her husband, Willie, of High Point, Mrs. Nola Stokes Hoover of Thomasville, and Mrs. Lugenia Pennix of Lexington; and other relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Clifton Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. Larry Richardson Sr. Burial will follow at the Clifton Grove Church cemetery with military rites. Family visitation will be at the church at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and other times at the residence.
Mrs. Fannie Washington Atkinson, 74, of 510 Ashburn St. died Feb. 3, 2001, at High Point Regional Hospital after several years of declining health.
She was born in Charlottsville, Va., a daughter of Lewis and Jennie Gibbons Washington, who both preceded her in death. She earned her bachelor of science degrees in health and physical education from Hampton University and a master’s degree in physical education from New York University. She completed advanced study at North Carolina A&T State University and Greensboro College and received her professional certification in special education. She was a retired educator and church worker.
Her career in the field of education spanned over 34 years. She taught classes in dance and health at Dudley High School and William Penn High School. Later in her career, she taught special education classes for severely mentally disabled students at Griffin Junior High School and Ferndale Junior High School.
Her devotion and dedication to serving youth was recognized through several awards: High Point city board of education for serving the youth, First United Baptist Church youth service recognition, 1998 “Mother of the Year” award and many plaques of appreciation from graduating classes of Williem Penn High School.
She was a former member of the North Carolina Teacher’s Association, National Education Association and La Colonie Club. She was former president and golden life member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority for more than 50 years. She was a charter member of First United Baptist Church and an active member of Daughters of Dorcas prior to her illness.
Surviving are her husband, James Atkinson, a blessed union of more than 48 years; a son, James Walter Atkinson Sr. and his wife, Karen G. Atkinson, of Shelby; a daughter, Mrs. Alisa Atkinson McDonald and her husband, William “Mack” McDonald of Charlotte; five grandchildren, James Jr. “Tiger,” Ryan, Andrew, Anthony and Adriane; a sister, Mrs. Zola Washington Finley and her husband, Lawrence, of Harrisburg, Pa.; three sisters-in-law, Ethel Underwood Atkinson and Daisy Gore Atkinson, both of Chester, S.C. and Gwendolyn Robinson Atkinson of Charlotte.
Family visitation will be 1 p.m. Friday at Greater First United Baptist Church. At 1:45 p.m. the Omega Omega ceremony by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will begin, followed with the funeral service at 2 p.m. by the Rev. William S. Fails. Burial will be in the Garden of Love, Carolina Biblical Gardens. Other times the family will be at the residence.
Haizlip Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Juanita V. Harris Ayscue, 80, of Westwood Health and Rehabilitation Center, formerly of Wesley Drive, High Point, died Feb. 5, 2001, at the center.
She was born Feb. 22, 1920, in Franklin County, a son of Julius Fletcher and Julia Frasier Harris. She was a resident of High Point most of her life and was employed 20 years with Custom Processing Inc. She was a member of Green Street Baptist Church. She was married to Percy Henderson Ayscue, who preceded her in death in 1996.
Surviving are two sons, E. Harold Ayscue and his wife, Emily, of Chapel Hill and Douglas H. Ayscue and his wife, Shirley, of Archdale; three daughters, Brenda A. Davis, Cathy Michael and Connie Cody DeFriece, all of High Point; two brothers, Al B. Harris of Jamestown and Grady Harris of Fenton, Mich.; a sister, Swannie Stallings of Bunn; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday in Floral Garden Park Cemetery by the Rev. Gene A. Phillips. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.
Vance W. Bowman, 86, died Feb. 6, 2001.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Pugh Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be immediately after the service Thursday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Juanita Mulenex Conner, 62, of 2328 Greenbrook Road died Feb. 5, 2001, at High Point Regional Hospital.
She was born Nov. 17, 1938, in Brevard, a daughter of William Ervin and Pearl Juanita Allison Mulenex, who both preceded her in death. She was a Trinity resident for the past 37 years. She was a homemaker. She was of the Baptist faith. On Jan. 29, 1977, she married Kenneth E. Conner, who survives of the residence.
Also surviving are two daughters, Deborah McCall of High Point and Kimberly Strickland of Trinity; a son, Keith McCall of Greensboro; three sisters, Louise Corn and Christine Ducker, both of Brevard and Lois Mulenex of Randleman; four grandchildren, Christy Sexton, Lisa Glasgow, Christopher Strickland and Jeffrey Strickland; three great-grandchildren, Cody Sexton, Cory Sexton and Elizabeth Glasgow; first cousin and lifelong companion, Helen Reynolds; and lifelong friends, Fran Edwards and Sybil Oliver.
Funeral will be 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale, by the Rev. Andrew Scott. Burial will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at the funeral home and other times at the residence.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Billings, Wayne Billings, Bryce Young, Terry Mulenex, Kevin Mabe and Chris Strickland.
Mrs. Martha V. Crenshaw, 78, of 221 Boyer St. died Feb. 5, 2001, at her residence.
She was born Dec. 20, 1922, in Ararat, Va., a daughter of Axim and Della Boyd Holliam, who both preceded her in death. She was a member of Hilliard Memorial Baptist Church in High Point. She also was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Virginia Hilton March 2, 2000.
Surviving are a son, Frank Crenshaw of High Point; a daughter, Selena Alford and her husband, Bryce, of Thomasville; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale, by the Rev. Raymond Needham and the Rev. Dick Tucker. Burial will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at the funeral home and other times at the residence of her daughter.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262.
Puritt L’amond Dallis, 33, of 1710 N. Long St., Apt. 2, died Feb. 1, 2001, at High Point Regional Medical Center.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be at the residence of Thoy Blackwell, 1009 4th St., Spencer.
Rowan Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Jasper Allen Greenway, 90, of 2216 Beverly Heights died Jan. 28, 2001, at Virginia Baptist Hospital.
He was born Jan. 28, 1911, in Tyron in Polk County, N.C., a son of Queen Victoria Edwards Greenway and William Gideon Greenway. He moved to High Point, N.C., in 1921, and then to Altavista in 1933, where he remained until his birthday, Jan. 28, 2001.
He retired from Burlington Industries, Greenway Nursery Garden in Lynchburg and Vista Food in Altavista. He was a retired member of Gideon International. He loved and trusted in God. He grew up in Church of Brethren (Dunkard faith) and was a member of Central Baptist Church for 60 years, where he served as honorary deacon and teacher of the men’s Bible class. He also loved people, leaving judgment for their short-comings in the hands of God but always available to lend a helping hand.
He was a man of quick wit, able to find and articulate humor even under the most challenging circumstances. His lifelong hobby was planting and harvesting what nature would provide. He could grow a tomato the size of a small cantaloupe and a sunflower that would take your breath away. His garden was always a labor of love and God knew it.
He found enjoyment and delight in labor, working regularly until 891/2 years of age and was looking forward to returning to work. He was strong willed and showed determination in all things. His children often accused him of being hard-headed; others believed it to be an asset to be passed along to his progeny.
He took great pride in the accomplishments of each of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren accomplishments, helped whenever asked and was always grateful for the time he was able to share with them. He was preceded in death by six brothers, Paul Greenway, J.W. Greenway, Gideon Greenway, Seldon Greenway, Booker Greenway and William D. Greenway.
He saw great value in family. He was married to Lorice Daniel Greenway for 67 years, producing a son, Talmadge Keith Greenway and his wife, Tyra, of Lynchburg; a daughter, Doris Greenway Hicks of Altavista; five grandchildren, Tracy Lee Greenway of Lynchburg, Lt. Timothy Patrick Greenway of Ft. Benning, Ga., Russell Wayne “Rusty” Hicks Jr. and his wife, Beth, Virginia Beth “Ginny” Hicks Perkins and her husband, Chip, and Allan Keith Hicks and his wife, Paula, all of Altavista; and five great-grandchildren, Byron Thomas Hicks, Daniel Allan Hicks, Evon Wayne Hicks, Elliott Keith Perkins and Steven Price Perkins, all of Altavista; a sister, Iva Delle Greenway Corder of High Point.
Funeral was held Jan. 30, 2001, at Central Baptist Church by the Rev. James Rogers and the Rev. Jeff Allen. Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery.
Fred Hill Grubb, 77, of 609 Martha Place died Feb. 5, 2001, at High Point Regional Hospital.
He was born Feb. 9, 1923, in Caldwell County, a son of Johnnie and Nettie Hill Grubb. He retired from Yellow Freight Systems, where he received numerous safe driving awards. He was a member of Teamsters Local #391. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II. He was a former member of American Legion Post 206. He attended Allendale Baptist Church. On May 27, 1944, he was married to the former Mary Frances Hill, who preceded him in death Sept. 7, 1999.
Surviving are a son, David Franklin Sipes and his wife, Renee, of Hickory; a sister, Mrs. Emma Jean Phillips of Lenoir; and a grandson, David F. Sipes Jr. of High Point.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Allendale Baptist Church by the Rev. Bobby Metters and the Rev. David Younger. Burial will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at Sechrest Funeral Service, Archdale.
Memorials may be directed to Allendale Baptist Church, 900 E. Springfield Road, High Point, N.C. 27263.