Thomasville - Mrs. Joyce Marie Kennedy Brinson, 60, of 167 Lee Circle died Dec. 18, 1999 at her residence. She was born April 2, 1939 in Davidson County, a daughter of Thomas Radford and Zelma Corrine Kennedy. Mrs. Brinson was a lifelong resident of Davidson County. She was a homemaker and a member of New Beginnings C.H. Church, was church secretary and a member of the Women’s Ministry. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Brinson was preceded in death by three brothers, Elbert Kennedy, Thomas Kennedy and Bob Kennedy, and two sisters, Ms. Laura Kennedy and Mrs. Linda Hepler.
On July 1, 1961 Mrs. Brinson was married to the Rev. Carlton L. Brinson, who survives of the home. Also surviving are two sons, Carl Wayne Brinson and Larry Alan Brinson, both of Thomasville; a sister, Mrs. Nancy Cecil and her husband, Bob, of Archdale; and a grandson, Matthew Kennedy of High Point.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale, by the Rev. Harold Pope. Interment will be in Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to New Beginnings C.H. Church, 167 Lee Circle, Thomasville N.C. 27360.
High Point - Ms. Ruth Fitch Burton, 58, of 1500 Deep River Road, Apt. E, died Dec. 18, 1999 at Beacon Place of Greensboro.
Ms. Burton was born in Guilford County March 31, 1941, a daughter of Robert V. and Margaret Fagan Fitch. She was previously employed at the High Point Merchants Association and later with Great Western Financial Corporation in Greensboro until retiring due to ill health in 1989. Ms. Burton was a former member of Brentwood Presbyterian Church where she had served as an Elder. Later she associated with Crestwood Presbyterian Church, now known as Christ Presbyterian Church. She was a former volunteer for Contact Crisis Ministry of High Point.
Surviving are one daughter, Miss Jennifer Burton, of the home; one sister, Mrs. Kathryn F. Sink of Sanford, N.C.; two nieces, two nephews, two great-nieces and three great-nephews.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Sechrest Funeral Home Chapel on E. Lexington Ave. by the Rev. John L. Petry III. Burial will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:30-8:30 tonight at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to Beacon Place, 2502 Summit Ave., Greensboro, N.C. 27405.
Asheboro - Phillip Bryon Callicutt, 57, died Dec. 17, 1999.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel in Asheboro. Ridge Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
High Point - Mrs. Bonnie Crumpler Foster, 87, of 1607 N. Centennial St. died Dec. 17, 1999 in High Point Regional Hospital.
She was born Dec. 26, 1911 in Sampson County, a daughter of Nebraska and Maggie Cooper Crumpler and had lived in High Point 71 years. Mrs. Foster was a homemaker, a member of Westchester Baptist Church and the church’s Adult Sunday School Class No. 4. On Oct. 31, 1931 she married Willie F. Foster who died Nov. 18, 1971.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Terry (Judy) Cox of 806 Delmont St.; a son, Billy Ray Foster of Trinity; one brother, Roy Crumpler of Jacksonville, Fla.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Sechrest Chapel by the Rev. Eric Peacock. Burial will follow in Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery. The body is at Sechrest Funeral Home on E. Lexington Ave. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at the funeral homes and other times at the home of the daughter. Memorials may be directed to Westchester Baptist Church, 135 Westchester Dr., High Point, N.C. 27262.
High Point - Jacob Isaac “Jake” Harris, 96, of 1500 Wendover Drive died Dec. 18, 1999 at Bleumenthal Jewish Home in Clemmons.
He was born Jan. 25, 1903 in High Point, a son of Louis K. and Ida Gottfried Harris and had lived here all his life. He was in the N.C. National Guard, an honorary member of the High Point Lions Club, a life member of the Numa F. Reid Lodge #344, life member of the Scottish Rite Temple, member of Oasis Temple for 75 years, where he organized and was an honorary member of the Clown Club, a 32nd degree Mason, member of the Thomasville Shrine Club, life member of the High Point Sertoma Club, member of the Governor’s Committee for the Handicapped, helped organize the Sheltered Workshop and member of the first Boy Scout group in 1912.
On June 15, 1965 he received the Presidential Citation from President Lyndon B. Johnson. He was the first person to speak to the Jaycees for brotherhood in the United States and was a member of the High Point Library Board representing the High Point senior citizens. He was very active in the YMCA programs for youth and very supportive of the Little League Baseball program when it started in 1950.
On Sept. 3, 1931 he married Jean Ershler, who survives of the home. Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lois Backer of Richmond, Va.; two sons, Dr. Richard L. Harris of Portland, Ore. and Dr. Donald P. Harris of Greensboro; a sister, Mrs. Doris Patterson of Hendersonville; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. today in B’Nai Israel Synagogue by Rabbi Jerome Fox. Burial will follow in the Hebrew Cemetery on Old Hwy. 311 North. Sechrest Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be directed to B’Nai Israel Synagogue, 1207 Kensington Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262.
High Point - Mrs. Gertrude Howell Hedgecock, 83, a resident of Bradford Village East and formerly of 4517 Kendale Road, died Dec. 18, 1999 at Bradford Village. Mrs. Hedgecock was born in Guilford County, a daughter of Esker and Mamie Wood Howell and was a member of the Sandy Ridge United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.H. Hedgecock Jr., and three brothers, Howard Howell, George Howell and E.W. Howell.
Surviving are three sons and their wives, John III and Lois Hedgecock of Colfax, Kenneth and Carolyn Hedgecock, and Jerry and Barbara Hedgecock, all of High Point; a brother, Jack Howell of High Point; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Hayworth-Miller-Cain Funeral Home Chapel in Kernersville by the Rev. Wes Craven, the Rev. Vance Lowe and Ken Hedgecock, with burial to follow in the Sandy Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-9 tonight at the funeral home and other times at the home of Kenneth Hedgecock, 4511 Kendale Road. Memorials may be directed to Sandy Ridge United Methodist Church, 2223 Sandy Ridge Road, High Point, N.C. 27265, or to the donor’s choice.
Lexington - Mrs. Allie Rose Crotts Kinney, 84, died Dec. 17, 1999.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be 6:30-8:30 tonight at Davidson Funeral Home.
Archdale - Wilfred Gray McGee, 87, former resident of 5730 Muddy Creek Road, died Dec. 17, 1999 at 10:18 p.m. at GrayBrier Nursing & Retirement Center following several years of declining health.
He was born Jan. 31, 1912 in Randolph County, a son of Robert and Emma Steed McGee. A lifelong resident of the Glenola Community, Mr. McGee was a retired farmer and a member of Glenola Baptist Church and Sunday School. In 1936 he married the former Annie Kinley who preceded him in death on Jan. 29, 1993. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Gladys McGee.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Gearlene Mosley Ashburn of 5692 Muddy Creek Road, Archdale; three sisters, Mrs. Edna Baxter and Mrs. Margaret White, both of Archdale, and Mrs. Ina Russell of Anniston, Ala.; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Glenola Baptist Church with the Rev. W. Douglas Davis officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 3:30-5 tonight at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale and other times at the home of a grandson, Ray and Michelle Mosley, 5617 Mobile Drive, Archdale.
Memorials may be directed to Glenola Baptist Church, 8330 U.S. Hwy. 311, Archdale, N.C. 27263.
Thomasville - Maynard “Tommy” Junior Payne, 78, a resident of Piedmont Retirement Center died Dec. 18, 1999. He was born April 7, 1921 in Rockingham County, the son of Robert Payne and Elsie Welch Payne. He had lived the greater part of his life in this area. He was a U.S. Army World War II Veteran, serving in the European Theater. He was retired from Thomasville Furniture Industries with over 26 years of service. Mr. Payne was a member of Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church and a member of the Everready Sunday School Class. He was married to Annie Belle Sechriest Payne, who preceded him in death in 1987.
Surviving are a son, Kenneth Edward Payne and his wife, Elaine, of Thomasville; a granddaughter, Mrs. Tina Hampton and her husband, Brad, of Thomasville; a brother, Coy Payne and his wife, Helen, of Greenville, Tenn.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church with Dr. E. Keith Carroll and the Rev. Carroll M. Upton officiating. Burial will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery with Full Military Honors provided by the Randolph County Honor Guard. The body will be at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home until placed in the church at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and other times at the home of the son, 13 Kirk Drive, Thomasville. Memorials may be directed to the Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church Building Fund, 222 Mt. Zion Church Road, Thomasville, N.C. 27360.
Lexington - Max Sandler, 78, of 2067 Welcome-Bethesda Road, Lexington, died Dec. 18, 1999 after a serious illness of two months.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Oaklawn Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 tonight at Davidson Funeral Home, Winston-Salem, and other times at the home.
Lexington - Hollis Thurman Thomason, 83, died Dec. 17, 1999.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Reedy Creek Baptist Church. Visitation will be 6:30-8:30 tonight at Davidson Funeral Home.
High Point - Robertson Taylor Tunstall, 84, of 1316 Providence Ave., High Point, died Dec. 18, 1999.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Sechrest Funeral Service.
Lexington - The Rev. Fred Troy Clement, 74, died Dec. 19, 1999.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Timberlake Chapel at Piedmont Funeral Home.
Thomasville - Paul David Freedle, 78, of Old Lexington Road died Dec. 20, 1999, at University Community Hospital, Tampa, Fla.
J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
High Point - Edwin “Chris” Christopher Gainey, 35, of 1437 B West Ave., died Dec. 17, 1999 at his residence.
He was born Sept. 9, 1964, in High Point to Willie J. Gainey and Ophelia Gainey.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Vickie Renee Gainey; a brother, Joseph Neal Gainey and a grandmother, Aline Gainey.
Surviving are his mother, Ophelia Gainey; a daughter, Chiquita Gaines of Baltimore; five sisters, Mrs. Sylvia (Floyd) Bosier, Mrs. Dorothy (Dennis) Graves of Reidsville, Mrs. Deborah (Michael) Kimble, Mrs. Gwendolyn Cotton (Leroy), and Mrs. Angela (James)Tate; three brothers, Wille Berhard Gainey, Kevin Gainey and his wife, Sherry, and Anthony Graig Gainey; grandmother Ossie McElwee and a host of nieces and nephews, aunts cousins and friends.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Hargett-Gilmore Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 7-8 tonight at the funeral home and at other times at the home of his mother at 1022 Meadowbrook Blvd.
Charles Gerock Jr.
Salisbury - Charles Freeman Gerock Jr., 61, died at 4:30 a.m. Dec. 20, 1999, after a period of declining health.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Trading Ford Baptist Church. Visitation will be 6:30-8:30 tonight at Lyerly Funeral Home.