Mrs. Virginia Whitt Broadwell, 83, of 4702 Harvey Rd. died March 11, 2001, at her residence.
She was born Aug. 21, 1917, in High Point, a daughter of Fred O. and Lena Jones Whitt. She lived in High Point and Jamestown the majority of her life. She was employed with Tobias until her retirement. She was a member of Highland United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph B. Broadwell April 22, 1989; and a brother, J.C. Whitt.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Brenda Kennedy of Jamestown and Mrs. Delores Kincaid and her husband, Carl, of Elon College; three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy W. Cook and her husband, Eddie, of High Point, Mrs. Frances Crouse of Denton and Mrs. Betty Jo Neighbors and her husband, O.R. Jr., of High Point; her sister-in-law, Mrs. J.C. (Jean) Whitt of Mt. Holly; a brother, Lloyd K. Whitt and his wife, Violeta, of Ellenwood, Ga.; five grandchildren, Mrs. Lynette Warren, Mrs. Robin Bergeron, Jerry Bergeron II, Greg Kincaid and Patrick Kennedy; and five great-grandchildren, Laura Bergeron, Christopher Bergeron, Lucas Kincaid, Caleb Warren and Samuel Kincaid.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sechrest Chapel, 1301 E. Lexington Ave., by the Rev. Carl Kincaid. Burial will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at Sechrest Funeral Service.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262.
Mrs. Granice Koonts Brooks, 81, of Brooks Circle died at 10:10 a.m. March 12, 2001, at her residence.
She was born Feb. 15, 1920, in Davidson County, a daughter of Ernest Koonts and Sallie Walser Koonts Beanblossom. She retired from Untied Furniture. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nyal Brooks in 1984; her brother, Clinton Koonts; and her two sisters, Rachel Koonts and Louise Koonts.
Surviving are her son, Archie W. Brooks and his wife, Ramona, of Lexington; two daughters, Gail B. Koontz and her husband, Bruce, of Lexington and Sally B. Maxwell and her husband, Bob, of High Point; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and two special friends, Elaine Stutts and Linda Macemore Gough.
Funeral will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at Yadkin College United Methodist Church by Benny Walser. Burial will be in Yadkin College Cemetery. The body will be at Davidson Funeral Home until placed in the church an hour prior to the service. Visitation will be at the residence, 183 Brooks Circle.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Davidson County, P.O. Box 1941, Lexington, N.C. 27293.
Mrs. Bluma Mae Davis, 81, of Liberty Wood Nursing Center died March 11, 2001, at the center, where she had resided 12 years.
Funeral arrangements. are incomplete at Haizlip Funeral Home, High Point.
Lonnie Drake of 411 Park St. Apt. 1319 died March 10, 2001, at High Point Regional Hospital.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Millers Chapel AME Zion Church, Little Rock, S.C.
House of Thomas Funeral Home, Dillon, S.C., is in charge of arrangements.
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Mrs. Martha Biesecker Dry, 79, of 9628 Kings Grant Drive, formerly of Irma Ave., Lexington, died March 10, 2001.
Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday in Forest Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Piedmont Funeral Home.
Danny Parker Everhart, 48, of Salem St. died at 5 a.m. March 12, 2001.
He was born Sept. 30, 1952, in Davidson County, a son of Woodrow and Mildred Everhart. He was employed with Monkus Air Conditioning and Heating.
Surviving are his mother and his daughter, Sarah Everhart.
There will be no service.
Davidson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lewis Clarence Hedges, 82, of 3709 Cameron Terrace died March 11, 2001, at Maryfield Nursing Center.
He was born April 13, 1918, in Hanasack, N.J., a son of John and Mamie Hyatt Hedges, who both preceded him in death. He served 25 years with the Hanasack New Jersey Fire Department as a captain.
Memorial service will be held at a later date.
Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Lucille Oakes Humphreys, 76, died March 12, 2001, at her residence after a lengthy illness.
She was born Jan. 13, 1925, in Dublin County, a daughter of Albert W. Oakes Jr. and Bettie Taylor Oakes, who both preceded her in death. She was the fourth of seven children. She grew up in Weldon and she graduated from Weldon High School. She was a Duke University alumnus. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority and a loyal supporter of the school for 55 years. On June 7, 1947, she married Milton Humphreys, her beloved husband of 54 years, at Weldon Methodist Church.
She was a junior high English teacher by profession. She taught in Weldon, Macon, Ga., and Lancaster, Pa. Her major career was that of homemaker, raising five children and participating in their activities.
She was an active participant in the local, state and national Association for Retarded Citizens for 40 years. She actively supported Campus Crusade for Christ and was instrumental in the founding of its high school ministry in Macon. She was a supporter and leader in establishing a Young Life Chapter for the Thomasville High School community.
She was a loyal, lifelong Methodist and a member of Memorial United Methodist Church in Thomasville for the last 28 years. She was always active in her church. She sang in the choir in her younger years, served on many committees and programs, and was a life member of the United Methodist Women’s organizations. She was a member of the Austin Elliot Sunday School Class, where she was the pianist. She was a founding member of the Forest Hills Methodist Church in Macon.
She was an outdoor enthusiast and loved tennis, golf and Duke basketball. She was a member of the Colonial Club Women’s Golf Association.
Surviving are five children, John of New York City, Wesley and his wife, Ceil, of Orlando, Charles and his wife, Paula, of Charlotte, Mary Ann of Thomasville and Bryan and his wife, Tijuana of Albuquerque; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, Robert, and his wife, Kerrie, and their two children Kevin and Leah, Michael, Kristen, Johnathon, Christopher and Nikolas Humphreys; four stepgrandchildren, Justin, Patrick, Philip and John Reese; two sisters, Agnes Ellis of New Bern and Francis Sease of Harrisonburg; four brothers, Taylor Oakes of Roanoke Rapids, Albert Oakes III of Richmond, Va., Walter Oakes of Columbia and Robert Oakes of Sunset Beach; 16 nieces and nephews; and many great and great-great nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Memorial United Methodist Church by Kyles Wallace, Peggy Finch and Wilbur Jarrett. Burial will be in Holly Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home, Thomasville.
Memorials may be directed to any Association for Retarded Citizens; The American Cancer Society, 4-A Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro, N.C. 27407 or Memorial United Methodist Church, 101 Randolph St., Thomasville, N.C. 27360.
Mrs. Opal Jackson, 75, of 205 Northpoint Ave., formerly of Thomasville, died March 12, 2001.
She was born March 14, 1925, in Forsyth County, a daughter of Marshall A. Childers and Gladys Carter Childers. She was a lifelong resident of this area. She was a homemaker and attended Central Wesleyan Church in Thomasville. She was married to Clyde W. Jackson Sr., who preceded her in death.
Surviving are three daughters, Linda Jackson of High Point; Rebecca Jackson Wilson and Mrs. Beverly Jackson Nichols and her husband, Nick, of Raleigh; a son, Clyde W. Jackson Jr. of Thomasville; her mother, Gladys Childers Beck of Thomasville; two sisters, Joyce Britt and her husband, Charles, of Thomasville and Irma Garrett and her husband, Bill, of Thomasville; two brothers, Rex Childers, and his wife, Betty, of Lake Norman and Aubrey Childers and his wife, Bell, of Orlando, Fla; and a brother-in-law, Marvin Jackson of Thomasville.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at J.C. Green & Sons Chapel, Thomasville, by the Rev. Melvin Gentry. Burial will be in Calvary United Church of Christ Cemetery, Thomasville. Visitation will be 6-8 tonight at the funeral home and other times at the residence of her mother, 101 Cannon St., Thomasville.
Mrs. Dorothy Ann Whitaker Kearns, 92, of Parks Road died at 1 p.m. March 11, 2001, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Davidson Funeral Home Lexington Chapel. Visitation will be 6-8 tonight at the funeral home and other times at the residence of his son, G.L. Kearns Jr., 105 Glendale Road.
Mrs. Nancy Lou Everhart Lee, 54, of Old Mill Farm Road died at 4:30 p.m. March 11, 2001, at her residence after declining health of two years.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Davidson Funeral Home Lexington Chapel. Visitation will be 6-8 tonight at the funeral home and other times at the residence.
Dak Elliott McGill, 15, died March 11, 2001.
Funeral will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be 6-9 tonight at the funeral home and other times at the residence.