Obituaries: March 26, 2014

Here is a listing of obituaries
Mar. 25, 2014 @ 11:45 PM

Odell Byerly

LEXINGTON — Phillip Odell Byerly, 92, died Sunday, March 23, 2014, at Hinkle Hospice House.

The funeral was held Tuesday, March 25, at Good Hope United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Davidson Funeral Home is serving the family.


Mary Coleman

THOMASVILLE — Mary Alice Coleman McDaniel, 87, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014.

A graveside service was held Saturday, March 22, at in Liberty Baptist Church. J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home served the family.


Carolyn Darnell

THOMASVILLE- Carolyn Henderson Darnell, 75, died on Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Thomasville Funeral Home is assisting the family.


Leo Harper

THOMASVILLE — Leo Eugene Harper, 78, of Dillon Street, Thomasville, North Carolina, died Thursday March 20, 2014, at the Hinkle Hospice Home in Lexington.

A memorial service will be held 4:00 p.m. Wednesday at First Alliance Church, 1370 Arnold Road in Lexington with the Rev. Paul Titus officiating services.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Mr. Harper was born March 8, 1936 in Sutton County, West Virginia, to Roy Harper and Hattie Harper. He was a member of First Alliance Church and was preceded in death by his parents.

Surviving are his wife Carole Stabler Harper of the home; three daughters, Jennifer Mckinney of Lexington, Robbin Ballard and husband Allan of West Africa, and Jill Garcia and husband Carlos of High Point; three sisters, Ellen Martin, Shirley Ramsey and Edith Sumpter all of Ohio ;and four grandchildren, Caroline Ballard, Evan Ballard, Maxwell Harper and Leslee Harper.

Online condolences may be made at


Ralph' Looz

THOMASVILLE – Raffaele “Ralph” Looz, 73, died Friday, March 21, at Hospice Home at High Point.

A prayer service was held Monday, March 24, in the chapel of Thomasville Funeral Home.

An additional service and burial will be held later in Monte Diprocida, Napoli, Italy.


Pop’ Kendrick 

THOMASVILLE  —  Mr. Raymond Junior Kendrick, “Pop,” 71, a resident of Thomasville, went home to be with the Lord on March 23, 2014.                   

Raymond  was born March 28, 1942, in Critz, Virginia a son of Raymond Grover and Lois Gammons Kendrick, who preceded him in death.

He was a kind wonderful man who leaves behind his wife of 50 years, Carol Wayland Kendrick, the love of his life; two children, Raymond Kendrick II “Bubby” (Marti), and Kathy Kendrick Murphy (David); five grandchildren who were the apple of his eye, Brandon Thomas Benfield, Raymond Junior Kendrick III, Matthew James Kendrick, Jessica Lyn Kendrick and Travis Charles Benfield (deceased).

Also  surviving are his brothers, Vernon Kendrick and Randolph Kendrick; sisters, Brenda Barnhart, Betty Wingfield, Janet Jones and Juanita Beal (deceased).

Pop was an avid race fan and racer, enjoyed much success at 311 Speedway and Rainbow Speedway in the 70s and 80s, and was crew chief for his son’s race team at Caraway Speedway coaching him to three track championships. He was able to fix anything. Pop was a master mechanic, carpenter and handyman and retired from Labonte Racing. He will live forever in our hearts and memories.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Faith Baptist Church with the Rev. Danny Soles and the Rev Rodney Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery.

J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville assisted the family.

Online condolences may be sent to the Kendrick family at


Joan Nance

DENTON —  Joan Marie Warren (Butch) Nance,  88, died Thursday, March 20, 2014, at her home.

The funeral service was held Sunday, March 23, at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel . Burial followed at Mountain View Memorial Gardens.


James Queen

THOMASVILLE — James Herbert Queen, 68, died Saturday, March 22, 2014.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29,  at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Franklin. J.C. Green & Sons is serving the family.


Angie Thomas     

LEXINGTON — Angie Hill Thomas, 74, of Country Club Drive, died Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem. 

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 28, at First United Methodist Church. A private burial will be held at Forest Hill Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends following the funeral service.  Davidson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Rev. Thomas Thompson

LEXINGTON — The Rev. Thomas Lee Thompson died Friday, March 21, 2014 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

The funeral service will be 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at Good Hope Fire Baptized Holiness Church. Visitation will be held an hour before the service. Burial will follow at Holly Hill Memorial Park.

Roberts Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.


Betty Whisnant

LEXINGTON — Betty Jeanette Brown Whisnant, 82, died Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Brookstone Retirement Center.

A formal service will not be held.  Thomasville Funeral Home is assisting the family.