Obituaries Sept. 21

Here is a listing of obituaries
Sep. 20, 2013 @ 03:40 PM

John L. Barber

LEXINGTON — John Luther Barber, 74, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

A memorial service will be 3 p.m. today (Sept. 21)  at First Reformed Church. The family will receive friends following the service at the church.


Jane Cranford

DENTON — Jane Elizabeth Cranford, 65, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at Mountain Vista Health Park.

A graveside service was held Friday, Sept.  20 at Mountain View Memorial Gardens in Denton. Briggs Funeral Home in Denton served the family.


Carol Holmes

HIGH POINT — Mrs. Carol Faye Byler Holmes, 69, a resident of Tarrant Trace Circle, died Thursday, September 19, 2013 at Ashton Place Health & Rehabilitation.

She was born on January 16, 1944 in Davidson County, NC to Henry Ivan Byler and Inez Bylery Johnson.  She was a homemaker/ bookkeeper and a member of First Baptist Church in Thomasville.  She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and loved flowers and history.  She was preceded in death by her father.

Surviving are her husband, James Cleveland “Jim” Holmes, III of the home; son, Jay Holmes and wife Kelly of Charleston, SC; daughter, Susan Morris and husband Danny of Gibsonville, NC; mother, Inez Bylery Johnson of Silva, NC; sisters, Janice of Thomasville, Linda of Silva, Rhonda of Thomasville, and Kaye of Thomasville; 4 grandchildren, Will Holmes, James Holmes, Jenny Morris, and Mandi Morris.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Mel Anderson officiating.  No formal visitation will be held.  Memorials may be directed to Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.

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Dennis Johnson

LEXINGTON — Dennis Clyde Johnson, 73,  died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at his home.

The funeral was held Thursday, Sept. 19,  at Davidson Funeral Home. Burial followed at Forest Hill 

Memorial Park.


Edith Shepherd Kinney 

THOMASVILLE — Mrs. Edith Shepherd Kinney, 84, formerly of W. Holly Hill Rd, passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at the Hospice Home at High Point.

She was born on June 4, 1929 in Davidson County to Joel Harrison Shepherd and Rosa Welton Riddle Shepherd.  She retired from Kayby Mills and was a member of Carolina Memorial Baptist Church, where she was active in the landscaping of the special memorial garden, the Ladies #2 Sunday School class, and taught the children for many years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Arnetta Younts.

On March 10, 1951, she married Herman Jackson Kinney, who survives of Thomasville. Also surviving are nieces, Nancy Ridge and husband Phillip of Stokesdale, Brenda Slaydon and husband George of Trinity, and Kathy Jarrett and husband Jack, Jr. of Trinity; nephews, Michael Bean and wife Rose of Sandy Ridge, and Phillip Younts and wife Laura of Branford, FL; sister-in-law, Hilda Byerly of Thomasville; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Carolina Memorial Baptist Church with Rev. Bynum Orr and Rev. Tim Landreth officiating.  Interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery.  Mrs. Kinney will remain at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville until taken to the church 30 minutes prior to the service.  The family will be at the funeral home on Saturday from 6-8 pm and at other times at the home of Hilda Byerly, Johnsontown Rd. Thomasville.

Memorials may be directed to Carolina Memorial Baptist Church, 422 Liberty Dr. Thomasville, NC 27360 or to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Dr. High Point, NC 27262.

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