Obituaries June 5

Here is a listing of obituaries
Jun. 04, 2013 @ 04:28 PM

Mozelle Bray

CARY — Mozelle Jones Bray, 89, formerly of the Thomasville area, died Thursday, May 30, 2013.

The funeral services was held Monday, June 3, at J.C. Green & Sons Chapel in Thomasville. Burial was in Rich Fork Baptist Church Cemetery.


Eunice Burgess

LEXINGTON — Eunice Crisp Burgess, 83,  died Saturday, June 1, 2013, at the Hinkle Hospice House. 

A public service will not be held. Davidson Funeral Home assisted the family.


Jean Cooper

LEXINGTON — Jean Hart Cooper, 76,  died Sunday, June 2, 2013, at Hinkle Hospice House.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. today (June 5) at Freedom Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow at National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service and other times at their respective homes. Davidson Funeral Home is serving the family.


Rev. Van Grimes

CONOVER - The Rev.Van Dolan Grimes, 88, died Monday, June 3, 2013, at his residence.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 6, at Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ in Conover. The family will receive friends in the church Life Enrichment Center following the service. Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home  in Newton is serving the family.


Kathryn Herrin

WINSTON-SALEM — Kathryn Sue Craig Herrin, 65, died Saturday, June 1, 2013.

A  memorial service will be held 6 p.m. today (June 5) at the J.C. Green

& Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Wallburg. The family will receive friends following the service. 


Cletus Hilliard

LEXINGTON — Cletus Leo Hilliard, 86, died Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Alston Brook of Lexington.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today (June 5) at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Memorial Park.


Mae Hughes

ASHEBORO —  Maggie Mae Hughes, 85 , died Friday, May 31, 2013, at Woodland Hill Center in Asheboro.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. today (Sunday, June 2) at Pine Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family will see friends from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. today at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton.


'Frank' Laughlin

THOMASVILLE — Byvion Franklin “Frank” Laughlin, 60, died Tuesday, June 4, 2013.

The funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Friday, June 7,  in J.C. Green & Sons Chapel.


Tracy Morgan

LEXINGTON — Tracy Ann Morgan, 27, died Friday, May 31, 2013, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

The funeral service was held Tuesday, June 4, at Macedonia United Methodist Church.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.  Davidson Funeral Home assisted the family.


Lee Phillips

LEXINGTON — Gilmer “Lee” Phillips, 54, died Friday, May 31, 2013, at Lexington Medical Center. 

A graveside service was held at Tuesday, June 4 at Friendship United Methodist Church. Davidson Funeral Home assisted the family.


Peggy Scarlett

THOMASVILLE — Peggy Sullivan Scarlett, 80, died Saturday, June 1, 2013, at her residence.

The  funeral service was held Tuesday, June 4,  n the J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville. Interment followed in the Community Baptist Church Cemetery.


Connie Smith Hanes Jr.

THOMASVILLE — Mr. Connie Smith Hanes Jr., 95, a lifelong resident of Thomasville, died on June 2, 2013 at Hospice Home at High Point.

He was born on November 25, 1917 to the late Connie Curtis Smith Hanes, Sr. (named for the baseball great Connie Mack, owner-manager of the Philadelphia Athletics) and the late Addie Black Hanes. In his own simple way Connie was so prepared and so organized. A few days before his death his family found a hand written note (really a list) of particulars/benchmarks of his life…..and here it is.

High School: Graduate class of 1936, Thomasville High School;

Married: Ruth Elizabeth Williamson (b. March 16, 1919-d. November 3, 1996), of High Point on September 7, 1940; Work record: Mechanic: Arthur Blacks Garage 9/’35 to 6/’42; Shipyard: NC Shipbuilding Co. 6/’42 to 5/’45

US Navy: 5-28-45 to 4-17-46 (note he entered the war just as the war ended) rate: S1c (seaman 1st class); Engineering Associate: Western Electric Company 8-19-46 to 2-12-81 (where he mainly worked on telephone systems).

He was a lifelong member of Calvary United Church of Christ where his Grandfather, Bethlehem Black donated the land for the Cemetery next to the church, Connie was baptized in 1919, Christened as an adult and he served in may capacities as Elder, Deacon, an Usher, many years on the Consistory, President of the Consistory, Head of the Cemetery and delivering sermon tapes to shut ins.

He is survived by a daughter, Susan Pearl Hanes Joyner and husband Larry Warren Joyner of Ahoskie NC and their children, Meredith Hanes Joyner and Hanes Williamson Joyner, both of Raleigh NC.; A son, Smith Hanes and wife Alisa Barry of Atlanta GA. He is also survived by many loving cousins, nieces and nephews as well as their families.

Other than his parents and his wife Ruth, Connie was preceded in death by his sister, Alma Elizabeth Hanes Stilwell and her husband Marion Lee Stilwell.

A loyal dad, his children knew him for his quirky and stylish cars that included a yellow 1972 Cougar, a green 1967 Volkswagen, and a cucumber colored 1962 Corvair. He and his wife Ruth loved the beach, crabbing, and camping, and were known to cook full meals on a Coleman stove and host the entire extended family at Ponderosa Campground in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. After his retirement they were active in many church and civic activities, especially the Thomasville Woman’s Club, the Western Electric Pioneers, and meals on wheels. They were also much involved in the lives of their children and grandchildren.

In February of 1997 after the death of his wife Ruth, he began a longtime relationship with Dot Hedrick, a family friend of 70 years. Together they were active in social and Church activities at Calvary United Church of Christ, Heidelberg United Church of Christ, and Memorial Methodist. They enjoyed trips to the lake and the beach; they were steadfast friends and loyal companions. Some people only find one love, Connie was lucky enough to find two.

Heartfelt thanks to friends and caregivers, especially Phil Hedrick, Linda and Ron Swicegood, and Donna and Tony Hunt for their dedicated support over the last few years. In his last days, the employees of Piedmont Crossing and Hospice Home at High Point were exceptionally caring.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday June 8, 2013 at 11:00 am at Calvary United Church of Christ with Rev. Kelly Barefoot officiating.  Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery.  Mr. Hanes will remain at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville until taken to the church one hour prior to the service.  The family will be at the funeral home on Friday from 6-8 pm to receive friends and family.

Memorials may be directed to Calvary United Church of Christ, 1411 Lexington Ave., Thomasville, NC. 27360 or directed to The Hospice Home at High Point, 1801 Westchester Dr., High Point NC.27262.

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