Obituaries Sept. 6
WELCOME — Elsie Brinkley Fritts, 82, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at Pineridge Rehabilitaiton Center in Thomasville.
A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at First Baptist Church of Welcome Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Davidson Funeral Home and other times at the home of her daughter on Louya Road.
LEXINGTON — Ella Mae Gentle Ireland, 82, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013.
Visitation will be held at Davidson Funeral Home in Lexington from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, and other times at the daughter's home. The funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Lexington Church of God.
LEXINGTON — Bette Ragan Moore, 91, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at Alston Brook of Lexington.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Forest Hill Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends following the service.
Alonzo Alvin Vestal
THOMASVILLE — Mr. Alonzo Alvin Vestal, 79, died Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Piedmont Crossing Retirement Community.
He was born on February 22, 1934 in Davidson County, NC to Paul David Vestal and Ader Simmons Vestal. He retired from Brayton International and was a US Army veteran having served during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Unity United Methodist Church, where he served on various committees and was the head usher. He was a member of The High Point Seniors Golf Association and a former Civitan International Citizen of the Year. He was a loyal supporter of the Thomasville Crop Walk and delivered Meals on Wheels. He donated over 15 gallons of blood to the American Red Cross and was an Eagle Scout.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Louise “Mama Lou” Little Vestal on August 19, 2010, whom he married on May 27, 1957; and a brother, Clinton Vestal.
Surviving are two daughters, Donna Frady and husband Alan of Lexington and Jeanette Williams and Dale Kennedy of Thomasville; brothers, James (Ed) Vestal and wife Joyce of Las Vegas, NV and Don Vestal of Archdale; sisters, Hazel Briggs and husband Bill of Jacksonville, FL, Mary Thompson of Richmond, VA, Peggy Whisnant and husband Mark of Thomasville, and Judy Yates and husband Terry of Thomasville; four grandchildren, Alyssa Frady, Wesley Frady, Hope Williams, and Kathryn Williams; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 3:00 pm at Unity United Methodist Church with Rev. Rob Hutchinson and Rev. Donnie B. Durham officiating. Interment with military rites provided by the Randolph County Honor Guard will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Vestal 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.
The family requests that memorials be directed to Unity UMC, 608 National Highway, Thomasville, NC 27360 or to Meals on Wheels, PO Box 1821, Thomasville, NC 27361.
Online condolences may be sent to www.jcgreenandsons.com.