Trinity - Mrs. Lillie Smith Gray, 94, resident of 4643 Fairview Lane, died Dec. 23, 1999, at High Point Regional Hospital after declining health for several months.
She was born in Randolph County, a daughter of John W. and Ida Smith. She had been a resident of High Point and Trinity most of her life and was of the Methodist faith. She was a former employee of Archdale Manufacturing Company and Sherrod Shirt Company. In 1926, she was married to William Murray Gray who preceded her in death in 1968.
Surviving are, two daughters, Mrs. Pauline Hedrick of 411 Park St., High Point, and Mrs. Betty Wall of the home; two sons, John Allen of Raleigh and James Robert Gray of 4641 Fairview Lane, Trinity; one sister, Mrs. Mary Mitchell of Britthaven of Davidson County; and one grandson, Gregory Allen Pearson.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale by the Rev. Roger W. Porter. Interment will follow in the Level Cross United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 7 until 8:30 at the funeral home and other times at the residence.
High Point - Caroline Daniel Green, 82, of SunBridge for the Triad, died Sept. 6, 1999. She was the mother of David Allen Daniel, President of Piedmont Associated Industries. She had been in failing health for several years. Her remains were cremated and scattered in Lake Wylie, her beloved home of many years.
She was the owner of one of the first dance studios in the Charlotte area. She taught thousands of young people the art of dance. She also was responsible for starting the first Cotillion Club in Charlotte, aiding many teens to learn the social graces required to be involved in country club activities, debutante balls, weddings, etc. As an educator, she also was involved in a national dance organization, Dance Masters of America. At various times through the years, she served in many capacities, including serving as president of Carolina Dance Masters, the local chapter.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fleet Green, a well-known musician in the Carolinas. He played clarinet and saxophone at the Cajun Queen in Charlotte until a few weeks before his death in February, 1989, at the age of 75. She also was preceded in death by her daughter, Carole Watts.
Surviving are a son, David Allen Daniel, and a daughter-in-law, Linda; four grandchildren, Allen Daniel, Lindsay Daniel, Aaron Daniel and Audrey Daniel, all of High Point; a daughter, Maryanna Daniel of San Francisco; a brother, Erv Hinkle and his wife, Bettye of Dunwoody, Ga.; three nieces, Barbara Bramble of Atlanta and owner of a dance studio, Beverly Baugh of Wilmington and Holly Pitts of Dunwoody; three nephews, Rick Hinkle, a musician,of Atlanta, Jeff Hinkle of Lake Norman and Hamp Hinkle of Charlotte; two sisters-in-law, Ruby Hinkle of Wilmington, and Wylene Hinkle of Charlotte.
High Point - Barbara Denise Little, 28, 615 - A Park St., died Dec. 23, 1999, at High Point Regional Hospital.
She was born on July 19, 1971, in Bennettsville, S.C., a daughter of Frank Williams and Deloris Goodman Williams. She was married to David M. Little who survives of the home. She attended Marlboro Senior High School and was a member of Spirit of Life Ministries Church where she was a member of the Senior Church. Her mother predeceased her.
In addition to her husband, survivors include two sons, Dante Little and Antwana Goodman; a daughter, Jasmine Stewart; her father, Frank Williams; her grandmother, Corrina Goodman; her mother in-law, Florence McQueen; her father in-law, David McQueen; two sisters-in-law, Chanta Little, and Marie Little; three nieces; two nephews; four aunts; and five uncles.
Funeral will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Spirit of Life Ministries with the Rev. Phillip Biggs officiating.
High Point - Mr. Tracey Lee Shuler, 33, resident of 223 Friendly Ave., died Dec. 23, 1999, at High Point Regional Hospital.
He was born July 12, 1966, in Guilford County.
Surviving are one daughter, Ashton Danielle; parents, Phillip and Violet Gibson of 529 E. Fairfield Rd; four brothers, Wilford Shuler Jr., Keith Gibson, Phillip Gibson and Phillip Brewster Gibson all of High Point; two sisters, Debra English of High Point and Tina Garrison of Arcadia; grandfather, John Ray Odom. Also surviving are his companion of 11 years, Reid Rudisill, and two of his closest friends, Michael (Milo) Summers and Aaron Watson both of Cherryville.
A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Floral Garden Park Cemetery with the Revs. Ralph Pruitt and Milo Summers officiating. The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Gibson, 529 E. Fairfield Rd.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point N.C. 27262, or to Cloverdale Baptist Church, 1704 Ogden Court, High Point N.C. 27260.
Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale is in charge of arrangements.
High Point - Erick Stephon Townsend, 18, of 1609 Franklin Ave., died suddenly Dec. 21, 1999.
Erick was born on July 12, 1981, in Bennettsville, S.C., the son of Willie Hailey and Mildred Townsend Hailey. He had lived in High Point for 17 years where he attended High Point Central High School and was of the Baptist Faith.
Survivors include his father, of High Point; his mother of the home; one sister, Shena Townsend, also of the home; four brothers, Ken Hailey, Ron Hailey, Derick Hailey and Corey Hailey all of McColl, S.C.; maternal grandparents, Charlie and Catherine Townsend of Bennettsville, S.C.; maternal great-grandmother, Mary Ann Quick of Newark, N.J.; aunts; uncles; cousins; other relatives; and friends, among them Joanna Young, who was very dear to him.
Funeral will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Haizlip Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Henry J. Hicks officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Memorial Park. Family visitation will be Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral chapel and other times at the residence.
Thomasville - Mr. Jack „Lutherš Wright, 76, of Beverly Health Care and formerly of 1152 Cid Road, died Dec. 23, 1999, at the nursing center.
He was born May 29, 1923, in Davidson County, a son of the late Arthur Franklin Wright and Ida Lee Lambeth Wright. He was retired from Burlington Industries‚ Denton plant and was a member of Cid United Methodist Church.
Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Cook of Asheboro and Miss Margie Wright of the home; two brothers Bickett Wright of Thomasville and Bruce Wright of Lexington.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. in J.C. Green & Sons Chapel with the Rev. Billy Joe Yates officiating. The interment will be in Cid United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will be at the Funeral Home Sunday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and other times at the home of the brother, Bruce Wright, 788 Cid Road, Thomasville. Memorials may be directed to Cid United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Ronald Cross, 482 John Wright Rd., Lexington, N.C. 27292.
High Point - Mrs. Macie Mae Allred, 87, of 416 Hodgin St. died Dec. 25, 1999, at High Point Regional Hospital.
She was born Feb. 11, 1912, in Guilford County, a daughter of Henry Jackson Ring and Lola Stilley Ring. She was a retired employee of Anson Cotton Mill of Thomasville, a lifelong resident of High Point and a member of Uwharrie Baptist Church. On Jan. 3, 1955, she married Buddy Allred, who preceded her in death in 1980. She also was preceded in death by her mother and father.
Surviving are one son, Patrick R. Butler of Darlington, S.C.; three grandchildren, Chastity Allred of Chapel Hill, Patrick Cheyenne Butler and Raymond Wallace Butler, both of Darlington.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Uwharrie Baptist Church by the Rev. Doug Byrd. Burial will be in Mitchell's Grove UMC Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at the Cumby Family Funeral Service of Archdale and at other times at the residence, 416 Hodgin St.
High Point - Mrs. Ethel Wrenn Boles, 86, of 406 Greenwood Drive died Dec. 26, 1999, at Sunbridge Nursing Home. She had been in declining health since April.
She was born Feb. 9, 1913, in High Point, a daughter of Eli Franklin and Laura Witcher Wrenn. A resident of High Point all her life, she was employed at Acme Sample Books Inc., retiring in 1978. She was a member of First Baptist Church and the Joy Sunday School Class. On Nov. 14, 1936, she married Raymond T. Boles, who survives of the home.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Janice McMullan and husband, Arch II, of High Point; one son, Jerry R. Boles and wife, Rachel, of High Point; two grandchildren, Dr. Jerry Michael Boles and wife, Dr. Kim Boles, of Charlotte, and Billy V. Kiger and wife, Tina, of High Point; and four great-grandsons, Zachary, Matthew and Cameron Boles and Stephen Kiger.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sechrest Chapel on E. Lexington Avenue by the Rev. Bruce N. Hartgrove and the Rev. Billy Long. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at the funeral home. Memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church, N. Main Street, High Point, N.C. 27260.
Lexington - Williard Ray Brown, 76, of Long Street died Dec. 25, 1999, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.
Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in the First Baptist Church Chapel. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Tuesday in the church parlor and at other times at the home.
Trinity - Mrs. Mary Hodges Bunn, 66, of 4064 Meadowbrook Road died Dec. 25, 1999 at High Point Regional Hospital.
She was born Aug. 6, 1932, in Surry County, a daughter of Coley and Dixie Whitt Hodges. She had been a resident of High Point and Trinity for the past 40 years and was retired owner and operator of Mary B's Southern kitchen in Archdale. She was a member of Landmark Baptist Church and the adult Sunday school class, church treasurer and choir member. On Sept. 19, 1953, she married Ray Bunn, who survives of the home.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Bill (Donna) Matthews and Mrs. Gray (Dianne) Mashburn, both of Trinity, and Mrs. Roy (Kathy) Morgan of Winston-Salem; three sisters, Mrs. Wesley Junior (Minnie) Draughn, Mrs. Sally Bowman and Mrs. Dennis (Carolyn) Bullins, all of Mt. Airy; three brothers, Ray and Arnold Hodges, both of Sanford, and Gary Hodges of Mt. Airy; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Landmark Baptist Church by the Rev. Amos L. Mashburn and the Rev. James J. Grant. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will remain at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale until placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Visitation will be 7-8:30 Monday night at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Derrick Matthews, Zachary Mashburn, Rodney Hedrick, Mitchell Dill, Richie Bivins, Justin and Dallas Morgan.
High Point - Mrs. Alma Holland Collier, 93, of 313 Charles Avenue died Dec. 26, 1999, at her residence.
She was born Oct. 10, 1906, in Surry County, a daughter of Aldie Cook and Lillie Mae Carson Cook. She was a retired seamstress for Crown Hosiery and a member of Pilot View Baptist Church. She was married to Raymond Ellis Holland, who died in 1941, and Chester Collier, who died in 1951. She also was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Ruby Hutton; and a son, Jack Holland.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Grady (Nancy) Smith of High Point, Mrs. John (Barbara) Powell of Thomasville; three sons, Bill Holland of Pleasant Garden, Robert Lee Holland of Harlan, Ky., and Ken Holland of Greensboro; one sister, Mrs. Dude Jackson of Pilot Mountain; 17 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cumby Family Funeral Service of High Point by the Rev. Herman DeLoach. Burial will be in Mitchell's Grove UMC Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at the funeral home and at other times at the residence.
Lexington - Charles F. Craver, 81, of 204 Ridgewood Drive died Dec. 24, 1999, at Lexington Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lexington City Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at Piedmont Funeral Home.
Lexington - Beulah Mary Bishop Davis, 82, of 274-D W. 6th Street died Dec. 25, 1999, at Community General Hospital in Thomasville.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Testimonial Baptist Church. Burial will be in Lexington City Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 tonight at Davidson Funeral Home.
High Point - Ernest B. Dennis, 92, of 512 Gatewood Avenue died Dec. 26, 1999, at Greybrier Nursing Home.
He was born March 13, 1907, in Montgomery County, a son of George Thomas and Jane Bean Dennis. In 1976, he retired from Quality Shoe Store where he was employed for 46 years. He was an active member for 55 years at High Point First Baptist Church and a member of the Stephen's Bible Class. He was a former deacon and co-chairman of the ushers. On June 30, 1934, he married Ruth Green, who survives of the home.
Also surviving are two sons, E. Phillip Dennis and wife, Brenda, of Winston-Salem and Dr. Ronald G. Dennis and wife Jane, of Charlotte; one sister, Mrs. Thelma Stewart of Sanford, Fla.; six grandchildren, Pamela, James, Brent, Andrew, Lauren and Anna Dennis; and one great-granddaughter, Erin Dennis.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at High Point First Baptist Church by the Rev. Bruce N. Hartgrove. Burial will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. The body will remain at Sechrest Funeral Home on E. Lexington Avenue until placed in the church. Visitation will be from 7-8:30 tonight at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to First Baptist Church, 405 N. Main Street, High Point, N.C. 27260.