Mrs. Doris Ann Parkins Parks, 60, a resident of 4970 Denton Road, died March 4, 2001, in Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.
She was born May 10, 1940, in Haywood County, a daughter of Weaver Parkins and Rose Fisher Parkins. She was a homemaker and a member of Panther Creek Baptist Church in Clyde. On Dec. 12, 1959, she was married to Jerry Parks, who survives of the home.
Also surviving are two daughters, Miss Sharon Parks of Thomasville and Mrs. Penny Lancaster and her husband, the Rev. Jimmy Lancaster, of Mocksville; a son, Darwin Parks and his wife, Laurie, of High Point; a sister, Mrs. Madge Klapp of Yuma, Ariz.; six brothers, Earl Parkins and Robert Parkins, both of Clyde, Joe Parkins of Weaverville, Howard Parkins and Ronnie Parkins, both of Waynesville, and David Parkins of Sylvia; and five grandchildren, Jeremy Phillips, Patrick Lancaster, Jessica Lancaster, Taylor Parks and Nathan Parks.
Funeral will be 7 p.m. Tuesday in Zion United Church of Christ by the Revs. Jimmy Lancaster and Joe D. Coltrane. The body is at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home and will be taken to the church at 5 p.m. Tuesday to lie in state until the service hour. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. A private graveside service will be held Wednesday in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association, 202 Centreport Drive, Suite 100, Greensboro, N.C. 27409.
Mrs. Lucille Williams-Dockery died March 3, 2001.
Funeral services are entrusted to Hargett Funeral Service of High Point.
Mrs. Mary Ellen “Elsie” Burgoon, 72, of 5122 Country Lane died March 4, 2001.
She was born Sept. 5, 1928, in Athlone, Ireland, a daughter of Mark Charles and Mary Kate Green Smith. She retired in 1989 from First Virginia Bank as a manager. She was of the Catholic faith. On Dec. 5, 1953, she married Robert David Burgoon, who preceded her in death Feb. 13, 1989.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Margaret Frances Kenney of Dumbarton, Scotland; and a dear friend, Mrs. Vera McMellon of High Point.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Sechrest Archdale Chapel. Burial will be at a later date in Dumbarton Cemetery, Dumbarton, Scotland. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Thursday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Mollie Hamlet Cunningham, 74, of 4434 Pine Needle Drive, died March 4, 2001, at High Point Regional Hospital.
She was born Jan. 16, 1927, in Franklin County, a daughter of James and Mary Burnett Hamlett, who both preceded her in death. She retired from American of High Point and she was of the Baptist faith. On Dec. 24, 1943, she married William D. Cunningham, who preceded her in death April 30, 1976. On Oct. 15, 2000, she also was preceded in death by her daughter, Ms. Victoria Gray.
Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Araina Boggs of Asheboro; three sons, William R. Cunningham of Winston-Salem, Jim Cunningham of Asheboro and Richard Cunningham of Greensboro; two sisters, Ms. Mabel Underwood of High Point and Mrs. Ruth Mullins of Hickory; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale, by the Rev. Jimmy Huneycutt. 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.
Memorials may be directed to Center of Living, Home, Health & Hospice, P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, N.C. 27203 or the McIver Education Center, Summit Ave., Greensboro, N.C. 27405.
Geoffrey Almer “Jack” Frost, 72, of 714 Montlieu Ave. died March 4, 2001, at High Point Regional Hospital.
He was born Oct. 18, 1928, in Mt. Airy, a son of the Rev. G.A. Frost Sr. and Beulah Simmons Frost, who both preceded him in death. He retired from SCP Studios and was of the Baptist faith. He married the former Oleta Anders in October 1948, who preceded him in death Jan. 17, 1977. He later married Minnie Elizabeth Spaul, who also preceded him in death Feb. 5, 2000. He was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Frost.
Surviving are two children, Mrs. William (Susanne F.) Murrow and David M. Frost and his wife, Vickie, all of High Point; two sisters, Mrs. Bill (Juanita) Christensen of Archdale and Mrs. Ray (Georgia) Stoll of Alexandria, Va.; a brother, Don Frost and his wife, Kathryn, of Concord; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale, by the Rev. Judy Haughee-Bartlett. Burial will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Holly Spring Cemetery, Mt. Airy. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at the funeral home and other times at the residence of Juanita Christensen, 4703 Roby Drive, Archdale.
Memorials may be directed to World Vision, c/o Memorial/In Honor, P.O. Box 70005, Tacoma, Washington 98471-0005.
Willard Monroe Jennings Sr., 76, of 608 S. Elm St., died March 3, 2001, at the residence of his son, 1420 Foust Ave.
He was born Oct. 9, 1924, in Guilford County, a son of Claude M. and Flata Chadwick Jennings. He was a lifelong resident of High Point. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. He married Myrtle Ferguson in 1945, who preceded him in death.
Surviving are his five children, Candice Jennings of Rowan County, Rick Jennings of Thomasville, Dwight Jennings of High Point, Scott Jennings and his wife, Deborah, of Trinity, and Bill Jennings Jr. and his wife, Donna, of High Point; a brother, Ralph Jennings of Thomasville; a sister, Glenda Thompson of Arizona; seven grandchildren, Jamie Jennings, Jason Jennings, Jessica Jennings, Crystal Jennings, Celinia Sehrimsher, Sherri Jennings and Patricia Scott; and five great-grandchildren, Demi and Daya Warner, Zachary and Tyler Brann and Gavin Meeks.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Oak Grove Baptist Church by the Rev, Elwood Faircloth, the Rev. Wayne Taylor and the Rev. Mark Hall. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be at the residence of Dwight Jennings, 1420 Foust Ave.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262.
Otho James O.J. Welborn, 79, died March 5, 2001, at Britthaven of Guilford in Greensboro.
He was born Oct. 2, 1922, in Guilford County, a son of Doris Wilson Welborn and Dewitt Talmage Welborn, who both preceded him in death. He was a member of Friendly Avenue Baptist Church. He was a member of the Moose Lodge. He retired from P. Lorillard Tobacco Co. He enjoyed working with his hands. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during World War II and aboard the USS Chelsea. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl Crabtree Welborn.
Surviving are a son, Charles Edward Welborn and his wife, Gail, of Greensboro; a stepdaughter, Mary Francis Lewis and her husband, Roger, of Long Beach; a sister, Doris Frazier of Pleasant Garden; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Lambeth-Troxler Funeral & Cremation Service Chapel by the Rev. Michael Barrett. Burial will be in Westminister Gardens. Visitation will be 7-9 tonight at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to the Gideon Memorial Bible Chairman, Greensboro Southwest Camp. P.O. Box 77245, Greensboro, N.C. 27417.
Willis Douglas, 83, of Villiage Care of King, formerly of 214 Mize Road died Feb. 25, 2001, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Stanleyville, Winston-Salem. Visitation will be 7-9 tonight at the church.
J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
James Earl Edwards, 64, died Feb. 26, 2001, at Dorthea Dix Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete at Harold C. Davis Funeral Home.
Gary Dean Henson, 29, of 123 Bertessa Lane died Feb. 25, 2001.
Funeral will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Faith Baptist Tabernacle. Visitation will be 7-9 tonight at Piedmont Funeral Home and other times at 954 S. Main St. or 210 Wagstaff St., Thomasville.
M. Bruce Jones
Major Bruce Jones, 79, of 9th St. Ext. died at his residence.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Davidson Funeral Home Lexington Chapel. Visitation will be 6:30-8:30 tonight at the funeral home and other times at the residence.
L.W. Kelly Jr.
William Kelly Jr., 61, died Feb. 22, 2001, after a courageous battle with multiple myeloma.
He was born Feb. 7, 1940, in Greensboro, N.C., a son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard William Kelly Sr. He graduated from Marion High School. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, Phi Beta Kappa, in 1962 and his medical degree from the University’s School of Medicine in 1966. He entered the U.S. Army and was assigned as a house staff officer at Fitzsimmons Army Hospital in Denver, Colo. He subsequently qualified for the 82nd Airborne Division stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C. He served as a battalion surgeon in Vietnam with the 1st of the 508, Third Brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division. After his tour of service, he returned to Charlottesville, where he completed his dermatology residency at the University of Virginia Hospital in 1971.
He joined what was to become Dermatology Associates of Virginia and was a practicing physician until his retirement in June 2000. He was an attending physician at Chippenham, Johnston-Willis, St. Mary’s Henrico Doctors, John Randolph and Richmond Memorial Hospitals and Southside Medical Center.
He was past president of both the Manchester Medical Society and the Virginia Dermatological Society and was the secretary of the Richmond Dermatological Society. He was a member of the Richmond Dermatological Society, the Virginia Dermatological Society, the American Academy of Dermatology, the Masters of Dermatology, Richmond Academy of Medicine, Medical Society of Virginia and the AMA.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, the Country Club of Virginia and the Virginia chapter of the 82nd Airborne Association. He was an avid golfer and outdoors-man. He was preceded in death by his son, Robert Ellis Kelly and his parents.
Surviving are his wife of 39 years, Julia Ellis Kelly; his sons, L. William Kelly III and his wife, Katherine, and grandson, Harper Lee Kelly, and Timothy Porter Kelly, who resides at Good Neighbor Village, all of Richmond; his daughter, Elizabeth Kelly Baicy, and her husband, John, and grandson, Joseph William Baicy of Winston-Salem, N.C.; his brother, Robert Martin Kelly, and his wife, Barbara, of High Point, N.C.; his mother-in-law, Frances Stephens Ellis of Westminister Canterbury, Richmond; his sister-in-law, Cynthia Ellis Young, and her husband, Walter K., of Doylestown, Pa.; his niece Cristie Good of Bethesda, Md.; and three nephews, Michael Kelly of High Point, Stuart Young and Lane Young of Doylestown, Pa.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. today at first Presbyterian Church, Cary Street. Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to the Cawley Fund, UVA Department of Dermatology, c/o Medical Alumni Association, P.O. Box 800776, Charlottesville, Va. 22908 or to Good Neighbor Village Inc., P.O. Box 17782, Richmond, Va. 23226.