Obituaries: February 26, 2014

Here is a listing of charges filed by TPD
Feb. 26, 2014 @ 05:22 AM

Larry Alexander

THOMASVILLE — Larry L. Alexander, 67, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at God’s Harvest Worship Center in Thomasville. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville.


Amy Foster

LEXINGTON — Amy Faye Foster, 32, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 at her residence.

A graveside service was held Tuesday, Feb. 25, at First Baptist Church Cemetery. Briggs Funeral Home in Denton is serving the family.


Dessie Hatfield 

SOPHIA — Mrs. Dessie Trent Hatfield, 68, went to be with the Lord on February 24th, 2014 at Hospice of the Piedmont.

Mrs. Hatfield was born December 6th, 1945 in Iaegar, West Virginia, a daughter to the late Thurman Trent and Maxine (Riffe) Trent.  She was a homemaker and an avid baker.  She enjoyed spending time with her daughters, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She had been a resident of Randolph County for 46 years.  She was a devoted servant of God and an active member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Archdale. 

On June 1st, 1964 she married the love of her life, Robert Lee Hatfield, who preceded her in death on October 1st, 2008.  She also was preceded by her sister, Pennie Trent Larrick in 2005.

Surviving are her two daughters, Robin Austin of Thomasville and Nancy Skeen of Sophia; six grandchildren, Nicholas Austin and wife Michelle, Benjamin Austin, Elijah Austin, Troy Skeen, Leigh Skeen and Trent Skeen; two great grandchildren, Kylee Jade Austin and Jaydin Campbell; five sisters, Frankie York and husband Charles of Massillon, Ohio, Shirley Silvestro of Thomasville, Dottie S. Caldwell and husband Don of Garfield Heights, OH, Sandy Reynolds and husband John of Fall Mills, Va. and Tammy Bennett and husband Keith of Fall Mills, Va.; one brother, Danny Ray Trent and wife Jean of Lexington, several nieces and nephews; and a soon to arrive great grandchild, Levi Brice Austin.

Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. today (Feb. 26) at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with Pastor Richard Callahan officiating.  Interment will follow at Poplar Ridge Friends Meeting Cemetery.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.  Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Dr. High Point, NC 27262.  Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale is assisting the family.  Online condolences may be made through


Abigail Hedrick

LEXINGTON — Infant Abigail Marie Hedrick died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014.

A private graveside was held. Davidson Funeral Home is serving the family.


Gerald Leihenseder

GREENSBORO — Gerald Leihenseder, 75, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at Moses Cone Hospital.

Davidson Funeral Home Lexington Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Fred Alvin Murrow 

HIGH POINT — On February 23, 2014, Fred Alvin Murrow, 71, of High Point was welcomed into his heavenly home.  Born June 4, 1942, to William Clifford and Minnie Beck Murrow, he was a life-time resident of High Point.  He married his high school sweetheart, the former Brenda Joyce Cook, who survives of the home.

A graduate of High Point High School, Fred entered the family business, Murrow’s Transfer – a business Fred would proudly tell you that his dad began with one truck and $350.  The baton was passed and Murrow’s Transfer fell under the leadership and growth of Fred, a respected businessman.

Fred loved attending and listening to Gospel music.  He enjoyed surf fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.  He had a passion for missions and loved helping people both at home and abroad.  As a board member of the Clyde Dupin Evangelistic Ministries he and his wife Brenda made several missions trips to places such as Russia and Bosnia.  However, his biggest impact was his living testimony.  He gave God the glory for miracle after miracle through his 8 year battle with cancer.  Never complaining, he shared the beauty of life, the love of his Lord, and continued to reach out as a beacon of light and hope for others.  His motto was, “Whether I go, or whether I stay, I’m a winner either way!”

Very active in his beloved First Wesleyan Church, he was a member of the Outreach Class, an Usher, a Trustee, and served on the Transportation Board.  He was a past board member of the Salvation Army and worked in an advisory capacity at the House of Prayer, West End Ministries, as well as His Laboring Few.

Survivors include daughter, Kristie and husband Eddie Greene of Greensboro, daughter-in-law, Angela Murrow of High Point, grandsons Jonathan and David Greene, Dylan and Dalton Murrow, and granddaughter Chloe Murrow.  Two sisters include Shirley and husband Charles Hoover of High Point, and Maxine and husband Wayne Hinkle also of High Point.   Two brothers – Rev. Mitchell Murrow and wife Faye of Mt. Holly NC and Max Murrow and wife Sharon of Union, KY.   Others include Dot Cook, mother-in-law of High Point, and sister-in-law Sandy Skeen and husband Roger of Greenwood, SC, five nephews, six nieces, and 24 cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Kenneth Eugene Murrow, and son Jeffrey Todd Murrow.

A celebration of life service will be held at the First Wesleyan Church, 1701 Westchester Drive, High Point NC on Thursday, February 27, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Mitchell Murrow will officiate with Rev. Kenn Brown and Dr. Clyde Dupin assisting.  Interment will follow at Floral Garden Park. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. also at First Wesleyan Church.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to:

First Wesleyan Church –1701 Westchester Dr., High Point NC. 27262

The Salvation Army – 10 Pine St., Thomasville NC 27360

Hospice of the Piedmont – 1801 Westchester Dr., High Point NC 27262

Condolences may be left on Mr. Murrow’s memorial page at

Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.


Don Parsons

LEXINGTON — James Donald Parsons, 77, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Forsyth Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today (Feb. 26) at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Beck’s Reformed Church cemetery.


Bob Pope

LEXINGTON — Bobby Ray Pope died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at Brookstone Retirement Center after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

A celebration of life will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at First United Methodist Church in Lexington. The family will receive guests in the fellowship hall following the service. Davidson Funeral Home is serving the family.


Frances Rose

THOMASVILLE — Frances Lomax Rose, 78, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.

The funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville.


Lois Shaw

LEXINGTON — Lois Ann Jones Shaw, 67,  died Thursday, Feb, 20, 2014, at Rowan Regional Hospital in Salisbury.

The funeral service was held 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at Higher Ground Baptist Church. Entombment will follow at Forest Hill Memorial Park.  Davidson Funeral Home is serving the family.