Obituaries December 18, 2013
THOMASVILLE - Pamela Wynne Clark, 46, died on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at her residence.
Prominence Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
DENTON — Vergie Poole Cox, 71, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.
The funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Clear Springs United Methodist Church. Davidson Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements.
LEXINGTON — Louise Owens Everhart, 85, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 in Winston Salem.
The funeral service was held Tuesday, Dec. 17, at Beulah United Church of Christ. Davidson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
LEXINGTON — David Scott Hardin, 51, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.
A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18 at the Davidson Funeral Home Chapel. A public visitation will not be held.
LEXINGTON — Brenda Owens Hilliard, 64, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2012, at Lexington Medical Center.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel.
LEXINGTON — Paul Eugene Jarvis, 77, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at Forsyth Medical Center.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. today (Dec. 18) at Leonard Road Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park in Winston-Salem. Davidson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
LEXINGTON — Barbara Harper Jones, 81, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 in Lexington. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. today (Dec. 18) at Forest Hill Memorial Park. Davidson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
THOMASVILLE — Eva Kate Hines Kennedy, 67, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 in High Point Regional Hospital.
The funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, in Union Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at the church 30 minutes before the funeral service and other times at the home. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today (Dec. 18) at S. E. Thomas Funeral & Cremation Service.
LEXINGTON — Judy Nadine Young Ludwig, 73, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at Kiser Hospice Home in Salisbury. The funeral service was held Tuesday, Dec. 17, at Smith Grove Baptist Church.
Davidson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
DENTON — Elna Lee Shaw Morton, 86, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013.
The funeral service was held Tuesday, Dec. 17, at Calvary Gospel Church.
Briggs Funeral Home in Denton is in charge of arrangements.
Barbara Ellen Freeman O’Brien
HIGH POINT — Mrs. Barbara Ellen Freeman O’Brien, age 77, of High Point, passed away December 16, 2013 in the Hospice Home at High Point following two and a half years of declining health.
Mrs. O’Brien was born in Guilford County on November 26, 1936. Barbara was the youngest of five children born to Otho Henry Freeman and Beatrice Woodlief Freeman. She graduated from High Point High School in 1955 and Women’s College (now UNCG) in 1956. She was employed in the clerical field at the Employment Security Commission, Gulton Femco Company, the Guilford County School System, the High Point Woman’s Club, and with Thomasville Furniture Industries. She was previously a member of Green Street Baptist Church where she served as Nursery Volunteer for many years. She also was a member of Oak View Baptist Church where she enjoyed beautifying the church lawn. She was presently a member of First United Methodist Church and the Wesley Sunday School Class. Barbara was a faithful volunteer at her church in many capacities including the Parson’s Table and Mobile Meals. She had a true love for gardening, enjoyed preparing meals for those in need and enjoyed an active lifestyle of water aerobics and walking. Barbara and her family were founding members of Knollcrest Swim Club in High Point where they made many happy memories.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Donald Freeman and O.H. Freeman, and her husband Homer Braxton O’Brien on March 24, 1984.
Barbara was immensely proud of her four children, their spouses, and her eleven grandchildren. Nothing brought her more joy than attending her grandchildren’s special activities. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Susan O’Brien Jones and husband Jimmy Jones and their children Ashley Diane Jones and Caroline Elizabeth Jones; her son and daughter-in-law, Homer Bradley O’Brien and Carolyn Huzzen O’Brien and their children, Megan Lindsay O’Brien and Mackenzie Stewart O’Brien: her son and daughter-in-law, David Neal O’Brien and wife Kara Anton O’Brien and children, David Alexander O’Brien, Anton Nicholas O’Brien, Mary Katherine O’Brien, and Virginia Elizabeth O’Brien; and her daughter and son-in-law Kelly O’Brien White and husband Kevin Harold White and their children Braxton Thomas White, Brenner Harold White, and Brea O’Brien White. Also surviving are her brother Curtis Freeman and a sister Hilda Clodfelter, many nieces and nephews; and she was blessed with many faithful and loving friends.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church by the Reverend Dr. Chris Fitzgerald and the Reverend Fran Moran. The family will receive friends at the church from 12 noon until the hour of the service. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Jones, Kevin White, Braxton White, Brenner White, Alexander O’Brien and Anton O’Brien. Interment in Floral Garden Park Cemetery will follow the church service.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262 or to the Helping Hands Fund at First United Methodist Church, 512 N. Main St. High Point, 27262.
Please offer your condolences with the family at www. sechrest funerals.com.
Rennie Smith Jr.
CLEMMONS — Rennie Hege Smith Jr., 77, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013.
A graveside celebration of his life will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at Pine Grove United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends after the service in the church fellowship hall.
Davidson Funeral Home, Hickory Tree Chapel is assisting the family.
Roy E. Trotter
HIGH POINT — Roy Eugene Trotter, 74, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.
The funeral service was held Monday, Dec. 16, at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel in Asheboro.