High Point - James Howard McCurry, 78, a resident of 1724-C N. Hamilton St. died March 18, 2000, at 7:05 p.m. in High Point Regional Hospital following a short illness.
He was born Aug. 16, 1921, in Forrest City, a son of Marvin Dixon and Wylemette Gatlin McCurry. He was a graduate of High Point Senior High School and attended High Point College.
He served in 80th Infantry Division 3rd Army 1942-45. He was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart, plus four major battle stars. He was in battles in Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes, Central Europe and was discharged with the rank of first sergeant.
He began his radio career at WSTP in Salisbury and performed the first continuous live radio broadcast of a Darlington 500 race in September 1950.
He was president of the Concord Kiwanis Club while manager of radio station WEGO in Concord. He later oversaw the building of radio station WCPC in Clinton, S.C., while serving as station manager. He returned to High Point and radio station WMFR in 1958 as news director until 1966. He served as account executive until 1982.
In 1950, he was married to Betty Lou Miller, who preceded him in death on Nov. 22, 1991.
Surviving are two sons, Brett H. McCurry and wife, Ann, of High Rock Lake and John C. McCurry of Lexington; one brother, Charles Ray McCurry of Sarasota, Fla.; one brother-in-law, John Miller of Raleigh; one grandson, Max McCurry; and one granddaughter, Molly McCurry.
Funeral will be 1 p.m. today at the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point by the Rev. Harold D. Shives. Military graveside rites conducted by the Randolph Honor Guard will follow in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont Inc., 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262.
Trinity - Ray Charles Seay of 102 Don Ave. died March 17, 2000.
He was born Jan. 22, 1936, in Greene County, Tenn., a son of Ruben Con Seay and Effie Mae Ballard Seay. He was owner and operator of Seay-Line Upholstery Co. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was of the Baptist faith.
On June 15, 1957, he was married to Evelyn Hurst.
Surviving in addition to his wife, are two daughters, Janice S. Bevan and husband, Ronnie, of Trinity and Teresa S. Briles of Lexington; two sons, Robert (Bob) Seay of Jamestown and Michael (Mike) Seay and wife, Melony, of Thomasville; a special sister, Blanche Britt and husband, Charles, of Russellville, Tenn.; two sisters, Shirley Swatzell and husband, Dean, of Russellville, Tenn., and Linda Brooks and husband, Arnold, of Morristown, Tenn; a special sister-in-law, Doris Ann Seay of Morristown, Tenn.; one brother, Raymond Seay and wife, Bonnie, of Thomasville; a special family friend, Wren Byrne; five grandchildren, Melissa Walker, Janice Hawks, Charles Bevan, Michael Seay and Curtis Seay; one great-granddaughter, Kayla Walker; two step-granddaughters, Sandra Lloyd and Tammy Cox; and six step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Junior Seay, Robert Seay, Clyde Seay and Bill Seay.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Sechrest Chapel, 102 Trindale Road, Archdale, by the Rev. Steve Britt and the Rev. Mitchell Owensby. Visitation will be 7-8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. There will be military graveside rites at Floral Garden Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262 or to the Veterans Administration hospitals in Salisbury or Durham.
Winston-Salem - Mrs. Nancy K. White, 57, of 677 Shady Grove Church Road died March 19, 2000, at High Point Regional Hospital. She had been in declining health for several years.
She was born May 16, 1942, in Guilford County, a daughter of Joe and Helen Holder Kidd. She was employed at Classic Galleries and was a member of Shady Grove United Methodist Church.
She was married to Lawrence O. White, who preceded her in death July 13, 1987.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Janet Fowler and husband, Barry, of 3492 Abbotts Creek Church Road, Kernersville; two grandchildren, Valerie and Matthew Fowler; and one niece, Terri Holt and husband, Eddie.
She was preceded in death by a son, Dale Tucker, and a sister, Joan Russell.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Sechrest Chapel in High Point by the Rev. Mark Kent. Burial will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home and other times at the home of the daughter.
Lexington - Mrs. Alice Snider Daemke, 88, died March 17, 2000.
Funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Madison Heights Freewill Baptist Church. Visitation will be 7-9 tonight at Piedmont Funeral Home.
High Point - Mrs. Mary Louisa Holdway Espinosa, 84, of Ragan Avenue died March 16, 2000, at High Point Regional Hospital.
She was born Feb. 3, 1916, in Black Mountain, a daughter of Herman and Pearl Kerlee Holdway, who preceded her in death. She was a retired secretary with Guilford County Social Services. She attended the Salvation Army of High Point.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Marie Bowman of Denver, Colo., Ms. Trisha Williams of Winston-Salem, Mrs. Frank (Shirley) Gill of High Point, and Mrs. Bobby (Tina) Justus of Trinity; two sons, Joseph Herman Espinosa and Melvin Eugene Espinosa, both of the residence; a sister, Mrs. Carolyn Dunn of Chandler, Ariz.; a brother, Neil Holdway of San Antonio, Texas; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 3:30 p.m. Sunday at J.C. Green & Sons Chapel, Thomasville, by the Rev. David J. Kiker. Burial will be in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. tonight at the funeral home and other times at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Bobby (Tina) Justus, 4442 Pliney Farlow Road, Trinity.
Thomasville - Bobby Joe Hulin, 58, of 282 Colleen Drive went home to be with his Lord March 16, 2000, at his residence.
He was born March 16, 1942, in Davidson County, a son of Jim and Nellie Loflin Hulin. He was a self employed painting contractor and was a member of Church of Tomorrow. On Dec. 31, 1981, he married Judy Payne Hulin, who survives of the residence.
Also surviving are his mother of Thomasville; four daughters, Ms. Jolene Benge, Mrs. Roy (Carol) Duncan and Mrs. Zachary (Tracy) Zanenghi, all of Thomasville, and Mrs. Jimmy (Tammy) Mitchem of Trinity; two sons, David Scott Payne of Thomasville and Jeffery Craig Payne of Walkertown; three sisters, Mrs. Douglas (Dorothy) Floyd of Thomasville, Mrs. Albert (Shirley) Jester of Trinity and Mrs. Larry (Patsy) Shaw of Randleman; a brother, James Hulin of High Point; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Church of Tomorrow by the Rev. D.W. Long. Burial will be in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Visitation will be 7-9 tonight at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home and other times at the residence.
Memorials may be directed to Church of Tomorrow, 906 Oaklawn Drive, Thomasville, N.C. 27360 or to Hospice of the Piedmont Inc., 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262.
Spring Creek, Fla. - Thomas William King, 53, formerly of High Point, N.C., died March 16, 2000.
He attended High Point City Schools and was a graduate of Ragsdale High School. He was a graduate of Wingate College, High Point University, Florida State University and a U.S. Army veteran. He was employed with the State of Florida in Tallahassee and attended Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in High Point. He was of the Methodist faith.
Surviving are his wife, Cathy Kemp King; a brother, Billy King; two sisters, Trish Langley and Michele King; and his parents, E.W. and Betsy King of 108 Penny Road, High Point, N.C.
All services will be private.
Sandy Ridge - James Grover Lewis, 78, of 1042 Otis Woods Road died March 15, 2000, at Randolph Memorial Hospital.
He was born April 11, 1921, in Horry County, S.C., a son of Ethell and Lula Jarrell Lewis. He was an employee of Thomasville Furniture Industries retiring in 1986. He was of the Baptist faith. On Nov. 2, 1942, he married the former Reba Jane Alford, who preceded him in death April 7, 1994.
Surviving are two daughters, Jane Simmons of Thomasville and Pat Lewis of Bladenboro; four sons, James Lloyd Lewis of Thomasville, Jimmy A. Isaac Lewis of Sandy Ridge, Charles Lewis and Russell Lewis, both of Lexington; a half sister, Mrs. Eunice Moody of Florence, S.C.; a brother, Lonzo Lewis of Marion, S.C.; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. today in Holly Hill Memorial Park by the Rev. Mel Anderson. Visitation will be 12:30 to 1:30 a.m. today at Family Funeral Care, Thomasville.
Greensboro - Mrs. Virginia Gibson Little, 84, of Meadowbrook Terrace died March 17, 2000, at Vencore Hospital.
She was born Sept. 10, 1915, in Guilford County, a daughter of Ralph and Mattie Lewallen Gibson. She retired from the Masonic and Eastern Star Home and was a member of First Wesleyan Church. She was married to Eugene Little, who preceded her in death July 25, 1957.
Surviving are a cousin, Mrs. Kathy Shirtz of Hermosa Beach, Calif.; and a special friend, Mrs. Sandy Allen of Greensboro.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday in Oakwood Cemetery, High Point, by the Rev. Mel Anderson. The body will be at Sechrest Funeral Home, High Point. Visitation will be 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Thomasville - Mrs. Pauline Sowers Nifong, 85, of 2441 Cunningham Road died March 16, 2000.
She was born May 31, 1914, in Davidson County, a daughter of Charles and Jane Beck Sowers. She was a lifelong resident of Thomasville. She retired in 1972 from Hills Hosiery. She was a member of Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church, the Faithful Workers Sunday School Class, of which she taught for many years and a member of Best Years Fellowship. On Oct. 8, 1932, she married Earl Robert Nifong, who preceded her in death Sept. 1, 1995. She was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Brinkley.
Surviving are six nephews and three nieces.
Funeral will be 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church by Dr. E. Keith Carroll, the Rev. Carroll Upton and the Rev. C.E. Apple. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be at Family Funeral Care until placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Visitation will be 7-8:30 tonight at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church, the Building Fund, 222 Mt. Zion Church Road, Thomasville, N.C. 27360.
High Point - Edward Neal Post, 70, of 1227 Westwood Ave. died March 17, 2000.
He was born Dec. 27, 1929, in Jersey City, N.J. He moved to Winston-Salem, in 1946. He was a member and past deacon of First Presbyterian Church, since 1957.
He graduated in 1948 from R.J. Reynolds High School, where he was a member of the football and track teams. He was a member of a track relay team, which won a state championship and set a meet record which lasted for 20 years. Other members of the relay team were Tom Stockton, Dick Stockton and D. Brewar. He graduated in 1951 from Guilford College, receiving a bachelor of arts degree. He completed a four-year course of study in three years.
He was editor of the Guilfordian School Newspaper and a reporter for the Greensboro Daily News and the Greensboro Record. He wrote a weekly column known as „Postscriptsš for three years. He graduated in 1954 from the University of North Carolina School of Law, Cheryl Hall. He was founder of the „The Tarheel Barrister.š
He volunteered for the draft during the Korean War and was assigned to the Adjutant General Corps at Fort Jackson, S.C. After serving in the military, he began practicing law in 1957 in High Point. He was a member and past president of the High Point Bar Association, and member and past president of the 18th Judicial District Bar Association, a member and past president of the High Point Estate Planning Council.
He was admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court and the United States Supreme Court. He was past president of the High Point Junior Chamber of Commerce, where he originated the application for the All American City designation. High Point received the All American City designation in 1962. He was named the „Young Man of the Yearš for the city of High Point in 1962.
He directed the Jaycee Jollies for two years and was one of the original founders of the Sheraton Hills Swim Club. He was a former member of the High Point Country Club, String and Splinter Club and High Point Kiwanis Club. He was a mason for 50 years and a member of the Acacia Lodge.
He was considered one of the leading counsels in the areas of real estate and condemnation law, having successfully handled numerous cases. He was a former local attorney for Duke Power and North State Telephone Co. He was general counsel for the Housing Authority of the City of High Point for more than 35 years. He was president of the North Carolina Amateur Athletic Union and was awarded Honorary Life Membership in the National AAU.
Surviving are his wife, Kate Huskins Post; a son, Alan Neal Post, his law partner; a daughter-in-law, Terri Denise Post; and a granddaughter, Hailey Adair Post.
Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and in the parlor at the church following the service.
Members of the bar association are requested to sit in a group at the church and are asked to meet at the church at 1:40 p.m.
Memorials may be directed to First Presbyterian Church, 918 N. Main St., High Point, N.C. 27262.
Sechrest Funeral Service, High Point, is in charge of arrangements.