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Guilford County, North Carolina Obituary Collection

Guilford County, North Carolina Obituary Collection - 61

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Date: Tuesday, 16 February 2010, at 2:10 a.m.

Lyde Pierce
High Point - Mrs. Lyde Davis Pierce, 86, of 5529 Old Thomasville Road, died Jan. 13, 2000, at her residence after a brief illness.
She was born in Randolph County, June 24, 1913, a daughter of Thomas and Flora Snider Davis. She was a homemaker and a member of High Point Friends Meeting and the Elizabeth Frye Sunday School Class. She married Gurnery Monroe Pierce, who preceded her in death in 1990.
Surviving are a son, Neal Pierce and his wife, Frances, of Jamestown; a daughter, Shirley Whitt of Astor, Fla.; a brother, Floyd (Junior) Davis of Kannapolis; four grandchildren, Mark and Clark Pierce and John and Larry Whitt; and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at the High Point Friends Meeting House by the Rev. Dave Kingrey and the Rev. Victor Murchison. Burial will be in Marlboro Friends Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday at Harold C. Davis Funeral Home.
Memorials may be directed to High Point Friends Meeting, P.O. Box 5166, High Point, N.C. 27261.

Dennis Snead Sr.
Greensboro - Dennis Ruffin Snead Sr., 84, of 4245 Ashland Drive, went to be with our Lord Jan. 12, 2000.
He was born June 1, 1915, in Mayodan, a son of Forna B. and Jesse T. Snead, who preceded him in death. He was a devoted charter member of Starmount Presbyterian Church, where he served as a Sunday school teacher, member of the finance committee, and on the board of deacons.
He was a graduate of Greensboro High School, Class of 1933, and later attended Kings Business College. He was a U.S. Navy veteran having served in World Ward II. He was a former member of the Golden “K” Kiwanis Club, and enjoyed the fellowship with other members of the club as he participated in the delivery of mobile meals during his 17-year involvement with the club.
He retired after 34 years of employment with the Greensboro branch of Rochester Midland Corp., formerly know as Aspden Associates.
He was an avid roller skater with his wife, sons, and sister-in-law, Ruth Roberts. He participated for many years in artistic competition and officiated in many local, state and national competitions in both artistic and speed competitions. He was the top official in roller speed competitions and served as one of the United States representatives in international competitions for a number of years. He served on the U.S. Amateur Roller Skating board of directors, and as chairman of the Associations Committee, which developed the rules which now govern the roller speed skating competitions and its officials. He was a recipient of too many awards to mention for his dedication to the sport of roller skating. He was most recently honored, along with his wife, Boots, in receiving the first Dennis R. Snead Appreciation Award in Syracuse, N.Y., at the National Roller Skating Indoor Championships.
Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Beulah “Boots” Snead; three sons, Dennis R. Snead Jr. and his wife, Joy Noah, of Jamestown, Jack E. Snead and his wife, Susan Gray, of Jamestown, and Charles W. Snead and his wife, Gloria Goodman, of Greensboro; five grandchildren, Ashley B. Snead, Avery B. Snead, Dawn C. Snead, Laura J. Snead, Christopher A. Liorente and Kevin M. Snead; two sisters, Sunshine “Sunny” Hundley, Beatrice “Bea” Perry and her husband, Hilton, of Greensboro; a half-sister, Jackie Knisler of Jacksonville, Fla.; and devoted sister-in-law, Ruth R. Roberts of Greensboro.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Starmount Presbyterian Church, 3501 W. Market St., by Dr. Michael Shelton and Dr. Erich Thompson. Burial will be in Guilford Memorial Park. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at Forbis and Dick Funeral Home, 1118 N. Elm. St.
Memorials may be directed to Starmount Presbyterian Church, 3501 W. Market St., Greensboro, N.C. 27403 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Richard Sneed
High Point - Richard Malone Sneed, 53, of 521-A Cross St. died Jan. 9, 2000, at his residence. He was in declining health for several years.
He was born in New York, a son of Oscar Sneed. He was reared by his grandparents, Doshia and Jenkins Sneed, who preceded him in death. A brother, Hazel, also preceded him in death. He attended the public schools of High Point and as a youth he attended Beulah Tabernacle Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served from November 1968 until June 1970.
Surviving are a host of cousins, among them, Mrs. Janice Evans, Mrs. Willie M. Pinnix and her husband, Joseph, the family of Mrs. Effie B. Stewart, all of High Point; sister-in-law, Mrs. Corine Sneed of St. Albans, N.Y.; there are other relative and devoted friends, among them, Ms. Margaret Tanner Caple and her family, who were also his caretakers.
Funeral will be noon Saturday at Haizlip Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Michael Ellerbe. Burial will be in Sneed Grove Cemetery, Ellerbe. Visitation will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the chapel of Haizlip Funeral Home.

Bertha Thomas
Asheboro - Mrs. Bertha Williams Thomas, 86, died Jan. 13, 2000.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Pugh Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be 6-8 Saturday at the funeral home.

Letha Barr
Thomasville - Mrs. Letha Olene Barr, 55, of 428 Academy Drive, died Jan. 14, 2000, in Kendallville, Ind.
She was born in Lee County, S.C., on Jan. 7, 1945, a daughter of Audrey Othella Christmas and Nettie Evans Christmas, and had been a resident of Spartanburg, S.C., before moving to Davidson County in 1998. She was a pastor’s wife, a former teacher and a former nursing assistant. She was a member of Faith Chapel. On June 16, 1963, she married the Rev. Albert Barr, who survives of the home.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Cindy Wilson of Thomasville and Mrs. Carlos (Karen) Trincado of Indianapolis; two sons, Albert Allen Barr Jr. and wife, Kay, of Cincinnati, and Phillip David Barr of the home; five sisters, Mrs. Larry (Romell) Huggins and Mrs. Melvin (Sybil) Walker of Bishopville, S.C., Mrs. Duane (Lela) Elmore of Hartsville, S.C., Mrs. Buddy (Frances) Wells of Darlington, S.C., and Mrs. Sidney (Teresa) Stewart of Thomasville; six brothers, Audrey Christmas Jr. of Bishopville, S.C., and John Edward Christmas, Bill Christmas, Robert Christmas, DeLeon Christmas and Ernest Christmas, all of Sumter, S.C.; eight grandchildren, Miss Tiffany Barr, Miss Nichole Barr, Anthony Wilson, Miss Jocilyn Barr, Miss Ashley Wilson, Miss Alyson Trincado, Carlos Trincado Jr. and Miss Letha Barr.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Faith Chapel by the Rev. Joe Smith, the Rev. Walter Hedstrom and the Rev. Kenneth Rice. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will remain at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home until placed in the church one hour prior to the service. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and other times at the residence.

Elma DeGraff
Colfax - On Jan. 15, 2000, God called His angel, Mrs. Elma Morgan DeGraff, 81, home. She died at Annie Penn Hospital in Reidsville.
She was born in Guilford County on April 18, 1918, to Roy and Sallie Morgan. She was a graduate of Colfax High School, a member of Shady Grove Wesleyan Church, and was a wonderful wife, cook, mother and grandmother. She also enjoyed holiday celebrations with her family. She was preceded in death by a son, Jack M. DeGraff.
Survivors include her husband, Hugh Lee DeGraff, of the home; four daughters, Delores D. Parker of Texas, Maria D. Horton of High Point, Vicki D. Herbst of Greensboro and Mary Anne D. Ham of Madison; one brother, Leroy Morgan of Kingsport, Tenn.; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Pierce Funeral Home Chapel in Kernersville by the Rev. Buddy Rampey. Burial will be in Shady Grove Wesleyan Church Cemetery. Visitation is 7 to 9 tonight at Pierce Funeral Home in Kernersville.

Gayle Ferdna
Randleman - Gayle Lynn Ferdna, 55, died Jan. 15, 2000.
A graveside service will be 11 a.m. today at Randolph Memorial Park.
Ridge Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Paul Gallimore
Thomasville - Paul H. Gallimore, 82, of Mt. Zion Church Road, died Jan. 15, 2000, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 9, 1917, in Davidson County, the son of Clarence O. Gallimore and Alice Miller Gallimore. He had spent the greater part of his life in this area. During World War II, he worked in the Naval Shipyards in Norfolk, Va. He retired from Columbia Paneling where he served as the superintendent. Upon his retirement, he was employed with Commercial Carving. He was a member of Pine Woods United Methodist Church and a member of the Charles Hunt Victory Sunday School Class. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Gallimore. Surviving is his wife of 42 years, Mrs. Lillie Beck Gallimore of the home.
Also surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Sherry Newnam and husband, Mike, Mrs. Joyce Redwine and husband, Dallas, and Mrs. Jackie Journey, all of Thomasville, Mrs. Susan Bentley and husband, David, of Lexington, and Mrs. Alice Myers and husband, Larry, of Welcome; three sons, Kenneth Gallimore and wife, Dianne, of Thomasville, Donald Gallimore and wife, Dianne, of Greensboro, and Paul Hulin of Thomasville; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in J.C. Green & Sons Chapel by the Rev. William Dingus. Burial will be in Toms Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Denton. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight and other times at the residence. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262.

Nolan Kennedy
Lexington - Robert Nolan Kennedy, 53, of Linwood Southmont Road. died Jan. 15. 2000 at Lexington Memorial Hospital.
Funeral is 2 p.m. Wednesday at Stoners Grove Baptist Church. Burial will be in church cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Davidson Funeral Home.

Artless Lemly
Lexington - Artless Garland Lemly Jr., 79, died Jan. 15, 2000.
A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Forest Hill Memorial Park.
Piedmont Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Jimmy Whitley
Sandy Ridge - Jimmy Sherman Whitley, 64, of 3020 Moir Farm Rd, died Jan. 15, 2000 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
He was born in Guilford County, March 29, 1935, a son of Dock Sherman and Lackey Mae Southern Whitley. He was a retired truck driver.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sheila Moore Whitley of the home; his mother, Lackey S. Whitley of Etowah, Tenn.; a daughter, Paula W. Miller of Thomasville; three sons, Jimmy Sherman Whitley of Walkertown, David Whitley of Birmingham, Ala., and Michael Whitley of Thomasville; four grandchildren; two sisters, Nancy Brown and Betty Meyers of Etowah Tenn.; two brothers, Darrell Whitley of Salisbury and Jack Whitley of Etowah, Tenn.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. today in Peters Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Nelson Funeral Home in Danbury is in charge of the arrangements.

Taylor Angel
Archdale - Taylor Charles Angel, 9, of 8733 Harlow Road died Jan. 16, 2000, at High Point Regional Hospital.
He was born June 24, 1990, in Guilford County, a son of David (Kim) and Christy Boyles Angel. He was a third-grade student at John Lawrence Elementary School and a member of Fairfield United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his parents of the residence; a brother, Spenser David Angel of the residence; grandparents, Charlie and Shirley Boyles of High Point, David and Fonda Angel of Archdale; great-grandparents, Wilma Dennis of Trinity and Dell Griffin of High Point; uncles and aunts, Steve and Joan Angel, Curt and Lisa Kiser and Chuck and Lisa Boyles; cousins, Leslie and Stevie Angel, Marcus and Nicholas Kiser and Wesley and Sarah Boyles.
Funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Fairfield United Methodist Church by the Rev. Eugene Dean, the Rev. Neal Brower and the Rev. Ken Helser. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be at the residence, 8733 Harlow Road, Archdale.
Memorials may be directed to Fairfield United Methodist Church or Fairfield United Methodist Church Children’s Music Ministry, 1505 N. C. 62 West, High Point, N.C. 27263.
Cumby Family Service, Archdale is in charge of arrangements.

Margerine Crosby
Thomasville - Mrs. Margerine Leach Crosby, 50, of 907-B Culbreth St., formerly of High Point, died Jan. 14, 2000, at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, where she had been a patient three days.
She was born in Rowland, a daughter of Tuck and Leola Baker Leach. She attended Guilford Technical Community College where she earned an associate of arts degree. She was employed for 20 years as an administrative clerk with Guilford County Child Support Enforcement Agency. She also had begun to work with Primerica, and was recognized just a week ago as “most dedicated worker” by Primerica. For many years she was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy, Stanton Place, and was most recently affiliated with the non-denominational congregation at HIS Family Church, where she also sang in the choir.
Surviving are her husband, John Crosby; a daughter, Mrs. Sheila McMaster and her husband, Robert; a son, James Crosby; three grandchildren, Jessica McMaster, Caleb Crosby, and Joshua Crosby; four brothers, Daniel Willie Leach, Tuck Leach, Joshua Leach, and George Harry Leach and his wife, Linda; two sisters, Mrs. Sara Helen Chandler and Ms. Mary Ellen Leach, all of High Point; a host of aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.
Funeral will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Church of God of Prophecy, Stanton Place, by Bishop Floyd Collins. Burial will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church 12:30 p.m. Wednesday and other times at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Robert McMaster, 2803 Gran-Tri Court.
Haizlip Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Anthony Fields
Augusta, Ga. - Anthony Lynn Fields 29, died Jan. 12, 2000, in Franklin, Virginia.
He was a native of Tennessee, and was an electrician by trade.
Surviving are his mother, Sue Rowell of Augusta; his father, Gary Owens; stepmother, Darlene Owens; five sisters, Michelle Huffman, Jamie Bryant, Wendy Milloway, Dana Wishon, Shelby Jones; a brother, Keith Owens; his fiancé, Donna Overton and her three children, David Overton, Preston Overton, and Avery Overton.
Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Thursday in Hillcrest Memorial Park by the Rev. Charlie Pennington. Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Wednesday at the residence of his mother, Sue Rowell, 5049 Mike Padgett Hwy.

Harry Frazier
Jamestown - Harry Kenneth Frazier, 75, of 114 Tangle Drive died Jan. 17, 2000, at his residence after an extended illness.
He was a U.S. Marine veteran of World War II. He was a graduate of Elon College and was involved in the furniture industry during his entire business career. He was an active member of Preferred Furniture Components Corp. of High Point.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth Hazelwood Frazier of Brighton Gardens, Greensboro; a son and daughter-in-law, Ken and Laura Frazier of Archdale; a granddaughter, Blair Frazier of Archdale; his step-mother, Mary B. Frazier of Greensboro; and a brother, E.M. “Buddy” Frazier of Greensboro.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Loflin Funeral Home Chapel, Liberty, by the Rev. Don Osborne. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Liberty.
Visitation will be 6:30-8:30 tonight at the funeral home and also one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be contributed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, N. C. 27262 or to the Children’s Home Society of North Carolina, P.O. Box 14608, Greensboro, N.C. 27415.

Paul Gallimore
Thomasville - Paul H. Gallimore, 82, of Mt. Zion Church Road died Jan. 15, 2000, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 9, 1917, in Davidson County, s son of Clarence O. Gallimore and Alice Miller Gallimore. He had spent the greater part of his life in this area. During World War II, he worked in the Naval Shipyards in Norfolk, Va. He retired from Columbia Paneling where he served as the superintendent. Upon his retirement, he was employed with Commercial Carving. He was a member of Pine Woods United Methodist Church and a member of the Charles Hunt Victory Sunday School Class. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Gallimore. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mrs. Lillie Beck Gallimore of the residence.
Also surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Sherry Newnam and her husband, Mike, Mrs. Joyce Redwine and her husband, Dallas, and Mrs. Jackie Journey, all of Thomasville, Mrs. Susan Bentley and her husband, David, of Lexington, and Mrs. Mary Alice Myers and her husband, Larry, of Welcome; three sons, Kenneth Gallimore and his wife, Dianne, of Thomasville, Donald Gallimore and his wife, Dianne, of Greensboro, and Paul Hulin of Thomasville; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at J.C. Green & Sons Chapel by the Rev. William Dingus. Burial will be in Toms Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Denton. The family will be at the residence.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262.

Gilbert Kelley
Savannah, Mo. - Gilbert B. “Gib” Kelley, M.D., 87, died Jan. 16, 2000, at Savannah Health Care Facility.
He was a physician practicing for more than 50 years in the Andrew County Clinic of Doctors: Kelly, Long, Baker and Villahermosa.
Surviving are six sons, David Byron Kelley of High Point, N.C., Terrance Gilbert Kelley of Ledgewood, N.J., Timothy McKee Kelley of Savannah, the Rev. Patrick Michael Kelley of Lee’s Summit, Mo., Kevin Noel Kelley of Savannah, Mo. and Kim O’Brian Kelley of Camdenton, Mo.; 18 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Savannah Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-9 tonight at Meierhoffer Family Funeral Services, Savannah.
Memorials may be directed to First Baptist Church of Savannah, the Dr. Gilbert B. Kelley Scholarship Fund C/O Savannah School District R-III or Boy Scouts of America, Pony Express Council, P.O. Box 6099, St. Joseph, Mo. 64506.

Astor Lilly
High Point - Astor Lee Lilly, 72, of 606 E. Washington Drive, died Jan. 13, 2000, at SunBridge of the Triad, where he had been a resident two days. He had been in declining health for one year.
He was born in Mt. Gilead, March 4, 1927, a son of Wright Lilly Jr., and Bertha Ingram Lilly. As a youngster, he, along with his family, relocated to High Point. He owned and operated Carolina Billiards for many years. He was of the Catholic faith. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Irene Lilly Ransom and Maxine Lilly Oglesby.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Sherry Williams of Albany, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, Joshawn Williams McNeal, Jo Meek McNeal, Jolon McNeal, Sharava McNeal, Shareva McNeal, Shanavia McNeal, and Jameer McNeal; two sisters, Mrs. Elona Lilly Graves and Mrs. Faye Lilly Robinson and her husband, Samuel, all of High Point; a host of nieces; nephews; cousins; other relatives and devoted friends.
Funeral will be 1 p.m. today at Haizlip Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Danny Graves and the Rev. J.R. Ricks Sr. Burial will be in Carolina Biblical Gardens. Visitation will be 12:30 today at the funeral chapel and other times at the residence of Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Robinson, 324-A Greer Avenue.

Jessie Roberts
Lakeland, Fla. - Mrs. Jessie L. Roberts, 80, formerly of High Point, died Jan. 17, 2000, in Tandem Health Care.
Services will be held in High Point at a later date.

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