Obituaries May 21, 2014

May. 21, 2014 @ 12:32 PM

Lois D. Brown

LEXINGTON — Lois Dorsett Brown, 89, died Monday May 19, 2014, at Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center.

A memorial service will be 4 p.m. Friday, May 23,  at New Friendship United Church of Christ. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service. Davidson Funeral Home is serving the family.


Rebecca  Cagle

THOMASVILLE — Rebecca Jo Gobbel Cagle died Saturday, May 17, 2014.

The funeral service was held Tuesday, May 20, at Memorial United Methodist Church. J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Lanny ‘Joe’ Allen Ensley

THOMASVILLE — Mr. Lanny “Joe” Allen Ensley, 65, passed away suddenly Saturday, May 17, 2014, at High Point Regional Hospital.

Joe was born on April 13, 1949, in Guilford County, to the late Grady and Mary Snow Ensley.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Gregory Ensley.  He lived in Thomasville all of his life and was of the Baptist faith.  

Lanny grew up on the family tobacco farm and helped his family raise tobacco from a young age up until he graduated high school. Joe was a graduate of Ledford High School, and retired as a truck driver and warehouse manager with Rex Oil Company after 34 years of service.  He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a humble, honest, and dedicated father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather, friend, who always put his family first.  He was loved by many and will be missed dearly by all that knew him.

Joe leaves behind to cherish his memory two daughters, Angela Greene and her husband Skip of Archdale and Cynthia Kendrick and her husband John of Trinity; two sisters, Mitzi Hayworth and her husband, Larry and Michelle Clodfelter and her husband Timmy, all of Thomasville; three grandchildren, Brittany Ensley, Patrick Kendrick, and Lexi Greene and one great-grandson, Wyatt Allison.

A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 21st, at Zion United Church of Christ with Rev. Dr. James Simonds and Rev. Roger Carmichael officiating.  Interment will be held at the church cemetery immediately following the services.  The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 20th from 6 until 8 p.m. at Zion United Church of Christ, 130 Hasty School Road, Thomasville, NC.


Faydene Garner

DENTON —  Faydene Hill Garner, 81,  died Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Mountain Vista Health Park in Denton.

The funeral service was held Monday, May 19, at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel.


Stephen Halverson

LEXINGTON — Stephen Anthony Halverson, 64, died Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

The funeral service was held Tuesday, May 20,  at Davidson Funeral Home Lexington Chapel.


Ja Van McDowell

DENTON — Ja Van McDowell, 80, died Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington.

The  funeral service was held Sunday, May 18, at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel.  Burial with military honors was held at Mountain View Memorial Gardens.


Leople Parrish

THOMASVILLE — Leople Hege Parrish, 88,  died Friday, May 16, 2014.

The funeral service was held Monday, May 19, at Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church. J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Lila Waitman

LEXINGTON — Lila Winecoff Waitman, 90, died Sunday, May 18, 2014, at her home.

A public service was not held. Davidson Funeral Home assisted the family.