Obituaries December 27, 2013

Here is a listing of obituaries
Dec. 26, 2013 @ 11:31 PM

William W. Blanchard

LINWOOD — William “Billy” Wesley Blanchard, 60, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at High Point Regional Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31,  at Davidson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Lexington City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, at the funeral home.


June Buchanan

LEXINGTON — June Margaret Patzsch Buchanan, 95, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at Brookstone Retirement.

A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, at Arrington Heights Freewill Baptist Church. Davidson Funeral Home Lexington is serving the family.


Dr. Edward Jones

THOMASVILLE — Dr. Edward Lenoir Jones, 88, peacefully passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2013 at the Henry Etta & Bruce Hinkle Hospice House.

Born on November 20, 1925, he was the son of the late Reverend and Mrs. E.M. Jones.  A native North Carolinian, Dr. Jones graduated from Gastonia High School, High Point College and Duke University.  Dr. Jones was a General Practitioner in Thomasville from 1957 through 1980.

Well loved by his patients, Dr. Jones enjoyed practicing medicine, especially when delivering babies.  He also had a passion for Tennessee Walking Horses.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran having served during WWII.

Dr. Jones is survived by his wife of 63 years, Anne Alman Jones of Thomasville; two sisters, Elizabeth Payne of Weaverville and Ida Ruth Alman of Asheboro; and various family members and loved ones.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 4:00 pm at Fair Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Allan Van Meter and Mrs. Jane Baity officiating, followed by visitation and dinner for everyone in the church family life center.

A private burial will precede the service.

Memorials may be directed to Fair Grove UMC for the sound system fund, 138 Fair Grove Church Rd. Thomasville, NC 27360.

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Bryce Kearns

LEXINGTON — Bryce Hunt Kearns, 80,  died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at Psalm 91 Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church prior to the service.

Davidson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


'Buddy' Long Jr.

THOMASVILLE — Milton W. "Buddy" Long Jr., 85,  died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013 at the Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington.

The funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at J.C. Green & Sons Chapel in Thomasville. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m.


Alice Wright

THOMASVILLE — Alice Faye Summey Wright, 76, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013.

A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Wright will remain at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville until the hour of the graveside service. No formal visitation will be held.