Obituaries May 3, 2014
LEXINGTON — Hugh Clifford Beck, 81, died Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Hinkle Hospice House.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday, May 5, at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 4, and other times at the home.
LEXINGTON — Archie Clifford Cothren, 71, died Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at his home.
The funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at Union Grove Baptist Church. A visitation will be held prior to the service from 2 to 4 p.m. at the church. Davidson Funeral Home, Hickory Tree Chapel is assisting the family.
THOMASVILLE — Blanche Burgess Craven, 89, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014.
The funeral service was held Friday, May 2, at Calvary United Church of Christ. Interment followed in the church cemetery. J.C. Green & Sons is serving the family.
Johnny Deweese Jr.
THOMASVILLE — Johnny Tillman Deweese, Jr., 54, of Thomasville, died April 29, 2014.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. today (May 3) at Thomasville Funeral Home, 18 Randolph St.,
'Miss Wynn' Drury
LEXINGTON — Winifred “Miss. Wynn” H. Drury, 96, died, Monday, April 28, 2014, at Hinkle Hospice House.
A service is not planned. Davidson Funeral Home is serving the family.
HIGH POINT — Betty Ann Hedrick, 75, died Thursday, May 1, 2014.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville.
RALEIGH — Mrs. Doris Rebecca Trotter Hiatt, 85, a resident of Sunrise of Raleigh, died Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Sunrise of Raleigh.
She was born on March 26, 1929, in Davidson County, NC to Dallas Tillet Trotter and Effie Louise Younts Trotter. She retired from Thomasville Furniture Industries as a personnel manager and was a member of Emanuel Reformed Church and a former member of Memorial United Methodist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Prevett Hiatt on January 20, 2008.
Surviving are a daughter, Lisa Hiatt Welde and husband Eric of Raleigh; son, Dale Hiatt of Thomasville; brother, Alvah Lee “Bud” Trotter of Thomasville; three grandchildren, Chelsea Jensen and fiancé Ryan Hunter of Poquoson, Va., Ian Hiatt of Boulder, Colo., and Taylor Hiatt of Advance.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at Emanuel Reformed Church with Pastor Rickey Payne officiating. Interment will follow in Thomasville City Cemetery.
Mrs. Hiatt 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 Sunday from 6-8 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Alzheimer’s North Carolina, Inc., 1305 Navaho Dr. Suite 101, Raleigh, NC 27609 at www.alznc.org.
Online condolences may be sent to www.jcgreenandsons.com.
Nancy Kennedy Hill
THOMASVILLE — Mrs. Nancy Carolyn Kennedy Hill, 77, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at her home.
She was born on March 9, 1937, in Davidson County, NC to Luther Franklin Kennedy, Sr. and Faye Louise Everhart Kennedy. She worked for Carolina Underwear, Circle Manufacturing and Lexington Furniture. She was an active charter member of Colonial Baptist Church, where she served in the Women’s Missions, choir, and Senior Adult Sunday School Class.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, David Franklin Hill.
In 1955, she married Dalton Lee Hill, her husband of 23 years, who survives of Thomasville. Also surviving are a daughter, Lisa H. Moore and husband Marty of Thomasville; son, Brian Lee Hill and wife Donna of Thomasville; brother, L. Franklin Kennedy, Jr. and wife Cathy of Tabernacle, NJ; sisters, Glenda K. Poole and husband Lamarr and Angela K. Hall, all of Thomasville; grandchildren, Shane Moore, Lesia Hill, D.J. Heis and wife Brittany, Leanne Hill, Brittany Hill, Gregory Heis, and Spencer Moore; and great-grandchildren, Desiree and Peyton Rondon.
A funeral service will be held on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Colonial Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Jarvis officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Hill 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 p.m. and at other times at the home of her daughter, Lisa.
Memorials may be directed to Colonial Baptist Church, 6792 Welborn Rd. Trinity, NC 27370.
Online condolences may be sent to www.jcgreenandsons.com.
THOMASVILLE — David Arthur Kriedler, 49 died on April 29, 2014.
A celebration of life service was held Friday, May 2 in the Chapel of Thomasville Funeral Home.
LEXINGTON — Earl Clement Sink, 63, died Wednesday at Wake Forest Baptist Health - Lexington Medical Center.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday, May 5, at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at the funeral home and other times at the home.
THOMASVILLE — Alisha Gail Thompson, 28, died Friday, April 25, 2014 at Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center.
The funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, May 5, in J. C. Green & Sons Chapel in Thomasville. Entombment will be in Holly Hill Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will be at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 4.
Dr. James Tolliver
MT. PLEASANT, S.C. — Dr. James Bert Tolliver died on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in East Cooper Medical Center.
The funeral service was held May 3 at First Presbyterian Church in Myrtle Beach. S.C. The family was assisted by McMillian-Small Funeral Home and Crematory.
THOMASVILLE — Mrs. Lucille Moss Wilhite, 95, departed this life on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Hinkle Hospice House of Lexington, NC.
She was born on June 30, 1918 in Newberry, SC, to the late Russell Moss and Rosanna Sanders Moss.
She moved to Thomasville, NC at an early age and attended the public school. She was a member of Brown New Calvary Baptist Church and the NAACP. She was united in marriage to Dewitt Wilhite, and to this marriage, one son – Henry Gordon Wilhite – was born.
Affectionately called “Little Man” by her family and close friends, Mrs. Wilhite was a devoted matriarch who loved her family and friends, and always greeted everyone with humor, leaving them with laughter, helping those in need whenever and wherever she could.
Surviving are four grandchildren, Emmanuel Wilhite, Alicia Wilhite Rutherford, Lightfoot Wilhite and David Wilhite all of CA; several nieces and nephews, among them who were her caregivers: Ricky (Pearl) Moss, Ophelia Moss and Sylvia Snuggs all of Thomasville and Kevin (Pamela) Gibson of High Point, NC.