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Guilford County, North Carolina Obituary Collection

Guilford County, North Carolina Obituary Collection - 302

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Date: Monday, 22 February 2010, at 11:42 a.m.

Charlene Fain
Archdale
Ms. Charlene “Donna” Fain, 36, died Feb. 18, 2001.
She was born Feb. 8, 1965, in Morristown, Tenn.
Surviving are two sisters, Sharon Sue Shields of High Point and Melissa Crotts of Archdale; two brothers, Steve Jarrell of Asheboro and Kenneth Jarrell of Trinity; several aunts, uncles and loved ones.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.
Memorials may be directed to The Charlene Fain Fund, c/o Patsy Johnson, P.O. Box 31, Wallburg, N.C. 27373.

Joseph Grogan
High Point
Joseph Marion Grogan, 69, of 1122 Campbell St. died Feb. 19, 2001, at Spencer Health Care Center after several years of declining health.
He was born Aug. 2, 1931, in High Point, a son of J.B. and Ola Lee Martin Grogan. He retired from Mecklenburg County Garage and was a member of Junior Order Trophy Council #23. He was preceded in death by a son, Roger Grogan.
Surviving are three daughters, Judy Lynn Parker of Lake Norman, Joyce Ann Grogan and Linda Lee Grogan, both of Charlotte; two brothers, William R. Grogan of Charlotte and Charles Curtis Grogan of Granite Quarry; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Harold C. Davis Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Jim Summey. Burial will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to English Road Baptist Church, 1111 English Road, High Point, N.C. 27262.

Bertha Harris
High Point
Mrs. Bertha Lyles Harris, 73, died Feb. 19, 2001, at High Point Regional Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Haizlip Funeral Home.

Ann Hedrick
Thomasville
Mrs. Ann Gable Hedrick, 62, of 815 Hasty School Road died Feb. 19, 2001, at her residence after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
She was born Nov. 30, 1938, in Davidson County, a daughter of Claude Chandler Gable and Maggie Watson Gable. She was a lifelong resident of this area. She was a sales director with Mary Kay Cosmetics with more than 20 years of service. She was a member of Green Street Baptist Church. She was married to Bobby Brice Hedrick, who survives of the residence. She was preceded in death by her brother, Claude Gable.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Janet Hoover and her husband, Randy, of Archdale; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Nicks and her husband, Lynn, of Thomasville; two grandchildren, Daniel and Wil Hoover; her sister-in-law, Mrs. Mickie Gable; four nieces, Tina Kennedy, Mandy Templeton, Sharon Small and Tracey Ballard; and two nephews, Eddie and Paul Gable.
Funeral will be 1 p.m. today at Green Street Baptist Church Chapel by the Rev. Gene A. Phillips and the Rev. Joe D. Coltrane. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service today. Burial will be in Zion United Church of Christ Cemetery. Visitation will be at the residence.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont Inc., 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262 or High Point Christian Academy Claude Gable Scholarship Fund, 307 Rotary Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262.
The family would like to thank Dr. Susan Williford and her staff and the nurses and staff at High Point Regional Hospital, 7th Floor North.

Clarence Markham
Lexington
Clarence Lee Markham, 61, of 1374 Old Highway 109 died Feb. 19, 2001, in Thomasville Community General Hospital.
Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Clarksbury United Methodist Church. Visitation will be at the residence.

Sammie Smarr
High Point
Sammie “S.B.” Smarr, 72, of 507 Underhill St., died Feb. 16, 2001, at High Point Regional Hospital.
He was born Oct. 25, 1928, in York County, S.C.
Funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Friendship Baptist Church, by the Rev. J.W. Flake. Burial will be in Carolina Biblical Gardens. Visitation will be 2:30-3 p.m. prior to the service today at the church and other times at 507 Underhill St.
Gilmore Funeral Service of High Point is in charge of arrangements.

Nellie Bryant
Thomasville
Mrs. Nellie Johnston Bryant, 97, of Britthaven of Davidson died Feb. 24, 2001.
She was born March 9, 1903, in Lexington, Ky., a daughter of Thomas Paul and Matilda Shew Johnston. She was a former employee of Triangle Hosiery and had last worked as an in-home nurse in the Fort Myers, Fla. area. She was a member of Gospel Light Freewill Baptist Church. She was married to John B. Bryant, who preceded her in death on April 28, 1961.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Eva Mae Johnston Floyd of Thomasville; a son, W.B. (Willie) Johnston and his wife, Vida, of Greensboro; four brothers, R.C. (Dick) Johnston of High Point, Herman Johnston of Thomasville, John Johnson of Trinity, Thomas Johnston of Cedarsburg, Wis.; 10 grandchildren; and a number of great and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Chapel of Family Funeral Care in Thomasville by the Rev. Vernon Church and the Rev. Darrell Summey. Burial will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery in High Point. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at the funeral home.

Lois Burr
Thomasville
Mrs. Lois Velna Petree Burr, 82, of 105 Black Ave., died Feb. 23, 2001.
She was born June 27, 1918, in Davidson County, a daughter of Ita Evans and Ethel Black Petree. She was employed with Kayby Mills for over 20 years before retiring in 1991. She was a member of Calvary United Church of Christ and the Friendship Class. On May 18, 1936, she was married to Aldyne Burr, who preceded her in death on Feb. 18, 1961. She was also preceded in death by a son, Donald Burr.
Surviving are a daughter, Ms. Patty Thomas of the home; a daughter-in-law, Gloria Burr of Ohio; four grandchildren, Kathy Varner, Lisa Sumner, Beverly Thomas, Jimmy Thomas; and four great-grandchildren, Bradley Varner, Adam Varner, Tiffany Thomas, and Hope Thomas.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Calvary United Church of Christ by the Rev. Harold W. Holste and the Rev. June M. Grubb. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will remain at Family Funeral Care of Thomasville until placed in the church 30 minutes prior to service. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at the funeral home and other times at the home.
Memorials may be directed to Calvary United Church of Christ, Building Fund, 1401 Lexington Ave., Thomasville, N.C. 27360.

Lacy Comer
Archdale
Lacy Daniel Comer, 80, formerly of 3410 Central Avenue, died Feb. 24, 2001 at the GrayBrier Nursing Center.
Arrangements are pending at the Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.

Frances Crews
High Point
Frances G. Crews, a resident of 425 Seminole Court, died Feb. 24, 2001, in High Point Regional Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home in Wallburg.

Alice Hancock
Thomasville
Mrs. Alice Mae Hancock, 76, of 150 Mockingbird Lane died Feb. 24, 2001, at her residence.
She was born Nov. 12, 1924, in Davidson County, the daughter of John Henry Varner and Rene Hill Varner. She had been a lifelong resident of this area and was a homemaker. She was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Hancock was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Hancock.
Surviving are her husband of 58 years, John Lindo Hancock, of the home; four daughters, Ms. Vickey Collins of Thomasville, Mrs. Brenda Starr Wray and husband, Roger, of Thomasville, Mrs. Ann Kinley and husband, Raymond, of Trinity; four sons, John Wayne Hancock and wife, Delores, of Thomasville, Willie Lee Hancock and wife, Sally, of Trinity, James Lindo Hancock and wife, Dreama, of Thomasville and Robert Dwight Hancock of Thomasville; four sisters, Mattie Hunt of Denton, Peggy Varner of Southmont, Willie Davis and Sue McPhatter, both of Thomasville; three brothers, Winfred Varner, George Varner and James Varner, all of Thomasville; 17 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in J.C. Green and Sons Chapel by the Rev. Hillis Burton and the Rev. Clayton Stoneman. Burial will be in Holly Hill Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-9 tonight and other times at the home.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Davidson County, PO Box 1941, Lexington, NC 27292.

Iola Leonard
High Point
Mrs. Iola Greene Morton Leonard, 83, resident of 900 Eastchester Drive, died Feb. 23, 2001, at High Point Regional Hospital.
She was born Oct. 29, 1917, in Randolph County, a daughter of Remus and Cora Beane Greene. She was employed by the Slane Hosiery Mill prior to her retirement and was a member of the First Wesleyan Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Allen Morton in 1991; six brothers, Ed Greene, Grady Greene, Lon Greene, and Earle Greene all of Seagrove, Talley Greene and Elmore Greene, both of High Point; three sisters, Lola Auman and Mae Davis of Star and Hazel McDowell of Denton. She was also preceded in death by a special niece, Mrs. Bill (Margaret) Beck of Thomasville.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. James M. (Faie) Small of Archdale and Mrs. William A. (Barbara) Gailey of High Point; six grandchildren, Greg Small of Sophia, Mrs. Rick (Yolanda) Holt of Thomasville, Mark Small of Archdale, Billy Gailey and Terrie Gailey Marks, both of High Point and Scottie Gailey and wife, Jatonna, of Thomasville; six great-grandchildren, Brittany and Courtney Holt, Ashley and Dusty Gailey, Devon and Dusty Gaily; one brother, Curtis Greene of Archdale; a niece, Mrs. Grover (Ruth) Beck of Thomasville, whom she helped raise; many more nieces and nephews; and all of her extended family at Wesleyan Homes.
Funeral will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Chapel of Cumby Funeral Family Service, High Point, by Rick Webb. Burial will follow in the Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday and other times at the homes of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Small, 218 Rand Blvd., Archdale and Mr. and Mrs. William A Gailey, 1404 Darden Street, High Point.
Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, Carolina Piedmont Chapter, 3420 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215-3298 or to the American Cancer Society, 4-A Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro, NC 27407.
The family of Mrs. Leonard would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. George H.S. Sanders and the staff at Emerywood Oncology; the entire staff of 7 North at High Point Regional Hospital; and the many friends and ministers who visited their loved one over the past year and a half. And most of all, Faie, Barbara, and Yolanda would like to say thank you to their husbands, James, Allen, and Rick for letting them spend the last year and a half with “Memaw.”

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