Thomas Swaim, 76, of Florida Street died Feb. 8, 2001, at his residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Harold C. Davis Funeral Home.
Henry V. Yarbrough, 81, of Lexington Health Care Center, formerly of Homewood Lane, died Feb. 7, 2001, at Lexington Health Care.
He was born March 17, 1919, in Davidson County, the son of Henry F. Yarbrough and Ella Koontz Yarbrough. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and upon his discharge he joined the National Guard, where he retired with over 20 years of service. He was a retired restaurant manager. He was a member of the American Legion and a member of VFW Post 3074, both in Lexington. He was a member of First United Methodist Church. On Aug. 15, 1944, he was married to Ileana Welborn, who survives of the home.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Joy Lukens and husband, Greg, of Holly Springs and Mrs. Jean Martin and husband, Billy, of Richmond, Va.; a sister, Mrs. Walter (Rachel) Reid of Lexington; two brothers, Ray Von Yarbrough and Foy Yarbrough, both of Lexington; and two grandchildren, Zachary and Lindsay Martin, both of Richmond, Va.
A graveside service will be conducted 3 p.m. Saturday in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Thomasville. Visitation will be 2 p.m. Saturday at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home.
Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimers Disease Research, 15825 Shady Grove Road, Suite 140, Rockville, Md. 20850.
Mrs. Katie Littlejohn, 91, of 1215 Dartmouth Ave., formerly of Sheraton Towers in High Point, died Feb. 9, 2001, at Evergreen Senior Healthcare Facility.
She was born Nov. 26, 1909, in Sharon, S.C., a daughter of Robert and Maggie Williams. At an early age, she dedicated her life to Christ at Saint John Baptist Church, where she was an active member. She was married to Woodrow Littlejohn, who preceded her in death. She worked as a caregiver in the York, S.C. community, while raising a daughter and caring for her mother.
In her later years, she moved to High Point, where she joined Mount Vernon Baptist Church. She was a member of H.W. Cobb Sunday school class, Willing Workers Missionary Circle, Senior Choir #1, Morehead Court Senior Citizens Group and St. Stephen Adult Day Care.
Fondly known as “Mama Katie,” she was known for her sweet personality and passion for stylish dressing attire. She was a fun-loving and caring individual who enjoyed music, arts, traveling, fishing, sports and being with her family and friends. Spiritually strong, she believed in reading her Bible and being prepared to meet the Lord. She believed in family unity, standing up for one’s beliefs and doing what was right.
She leaves to cherish her memory a daughter, Eula M. Nance of High Point; four grandchildren, Lloyd G. Nance of Jacksonville, Fla., Jerry D. Nance, Cheryl Nance-Pegues and Kenneth Nance of High Point; nine great-grandchildren, Marcus Nance, Lisa Nance, Liane Nance, Lorie Nance, Lloyd V. Nance, Brandon Nance, Samantha Little, Dion Skeen and Alexis Pegues; a brother, James “Bubba” Williams of York; and a host of in-laws, friends and family.
Her loving spirit and kindness will be with us always.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Mount Vernon Baptist Church by the Rev. F.O. Bass Jr. Burial will be in Carolina Biblical Gardens. Visitation will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the church.
Hoover Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Mary Ashe Liles Pratt, 87, formerly of High Point, died Feb. 7, 2001, at Chapel Hill Rehabilitation Center.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Pleasant Hill AME Zion Church, Candor. Visitation will be 7-8 p.m. Sunday at McLendon Funeral Home in Ellerbee.
Mrs. Jessie Margaret Jenkins Roseberry, 76, of Henry Link Access Road died at 7 p.m. Feb. 8, 2001, at her residence after an extended illness.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Davidson Funeral Home Lexington Chapel. Visitation will be at the residence.
Thomas Edward “Ed” Swaim, 76, of 1313 Florida St. died Feb. 8, 2001, at his residence.
He was born April 20, 1924, in Davidson County, a son of John William and Mary Elizabeth Wear Swaim. He was a member of the Army Air Force, 612th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron, serving in the Philippines and Japan. He worked for A.C. Corporation, then he was building superintendent at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church and retired from the Radisson Hotel. He was a member of Oak Hill Friends Meeting. On April 18, 1954, he was married to Estelle Willett. He was a loving husband, father and great-grandfather.
Surviving are his wife of the residence; a son, Robert E. Swaim and his wife, Deborah, of High Point; two grandchildren, William Edward Swaim and Sarah Elizabeth Swaim; four sisters, Mrs. Delphia Brawley of Thomasville, Mrs. Juanita Matthews of Greensboro, Mrs. Frances Troy of High Point and Mrs. Dorthea Collins of Independence, Va.; three brothers, John Everett Swaim of Wallburg, Alfred Z. Swaim and Ervin Swaim, both of High Point; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Harold C. Davis Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Linda Greene. 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 his son, 3031 Maple Branch Drive.
Memorials may be directed to Oak Hill Friends Meeting, 2001 Westchester Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262.
Ms. Barbara Keith Whitman, 62, of 738 Young Road died Feb. 9, 2001.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Piedmont Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be 7-9 tonight at the funeral home.
Miss Dorothy E. Brown, 80, of 1301-B Eaton Place died Feb. 12, 2001, at Wesley Long Nursing Center.
She was born Nov. 14, 1920, in Guilford County, a daughter of Jesse Floyd Brown Sr. and Frances Rogers Brown. In 1985, she retired as assistant clerk of Guilford County Superior Court serving for over 25 years. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Audrey Wrike and Mrs. Mildred Easter; and a brother, Jeff Brown.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Bette Brown Johnson of Jamestown; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Sechrest Chapel, East Lexington Avenue, by the Rev. Ed Sink. Visitation will be 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Sechrest Funeral Home.
Memorials may be directed to Adams Farm Community Church, 5113 Mackey Road, Jamestown, N.C. 27282.
Virginia Lenora Crain, 84, of Piedmont Retirement Center in Thomasville, died at 12:35 a.m. Feb. 12, 2001, at the center.
No services will be held per her request.
Davidson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
George Arnold Hancock, 46, of 6711-8 Wright Road died Feb. 10, 2001, at his residence.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at J.C. Green & Sons Chapel. Visitation will be 7-9 tonight at the funeral home and other times at the residence.
Mrs. Mary Frances Bynum Hoskins, 85, of Martin Family Home, formerly of 1199 Day Place, High Point, died Feb. 9, 2001, at Alamance Regional Hospital, after a brief illness.
She was born Jan. 24, 1915, in High Point, Guilford County, a daughter of Robert B. and Alice Ferguson Bynum, who both preceded her in death. She was a graduate of William Penn High School. She was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church of High Point. She was a member of the Pointers Club of High Point. She was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers.
Surviving are five nieces, Bettye Bynum Davis of Concord, Alyce Bynum Jones, Peggy Bynum Allen, Pauline (Alfred) Bynum Hinson and Nora Yvonne Bynum, all of High Point; a nephew, Robert E. Bynum Sr. of High Point; nine great-nieces; 10 great-nephews; and other relatives and many friends.
Funeral will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Bethel AMEZ Church, Kannapolis, by the Rev. Michael J. Massey Sr. Burial will be in Rutherford Memorial Park, Concord. Visitation will be 2-3 p.m. Wednesday at the church and other times at the residence of her niece, Bettye Bynum Davis, 459 Camrose Circle, Concord.
Pallbearers will be great nephews and friends.
Clark Funeral Home Inc., Kannapolis, is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Linda Sue Buffkin Hough, 49, of 776 Walburg-High Point Road died Feb. 12, 2001, at her residence after an illness of 18 months.
She was born March 17, 1951, in Horry County, S.C., a daughter of Woodrow and Lizzie Bell Cox Buffkin. She was a resident of the High Point area for the past 15 years and was employed with High Point Care Center as a nursing assistant. On Oct. 11, 1986, she married Otis Boyd Hough, who survives of the residence. She was preceded in death by her father and a sister, Mrs. L.J. (Margie) Pridgen.
Also surviving are three children, Mrs. Wayne (Vickie) Dennis and Robert Jack Tyler, both of High Point, and Sarah Elizabeth Hough of the residence; two stepchildren, Mrs. Allen (Renee) Smith of Asheboro and Mrs. Elec (Debbie) Pritchard of Weddington; her mother of Mullins, S.C.; three sisters, Barbara Hazelton of Florence, S.C., Betty Brown of Chadbourn and Mrs. Gordon (Kathleen) Elliott of Nichols, S.C; two grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren.
Funeral will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Marion-Mullins Freewill Baptist Church, Mullins, by the Rev. William Jacobs. Burial will be in Devotion Gardens Cemetery, Mullins. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at Cumby Family Funeral Home, High Point and other times at the residence.