Obituaries Feb. 13

Here is a full listing of obituaries in the Feb. 13 edition
Feb. 13, 2013 @ 03:16 PM

Ford Everhart
LEXINGTON — Ford Everhart, 86, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Lexington Medical Center.
The funeral service was held Monday, Feb. 10, at Sheets Memorial Baptist Church.
Davidson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lannie Flippin
THOMASVILLE- Lannie Clyde Flippin, 56, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 at his home.
A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Prominence Funeral Home, Thomasville.
Professional Services were entrusted to Prominence Funeral Home in Thomasville.

Peggy L. Freedle
LEXINGTON-Peggy Lou Shaw Freedle,58, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Forsyth Medical Center.  The graveside service was held Tuesday, Feb. 12,  at Reedy Creek Church of Christ.  Burial followed. Davidson Funeral Home is serving the family.

Grover E. Goins
DENTON — Grover Edward Goins, 80, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at Hinkle Hospice Home in Lexington.
A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Briggs Memorial Chapel.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service, at Briggs Funeral Home.

Patricia Kay Grimes
SEAGROVE--Patricia Kay Grimes, age 59, of 139 Park Street, Seagrove and formerly of Thomasville died Saturday, February 9, 2013 at her home.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. today (February 13, 2013) at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro, NC.  The funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. today at the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Tim Pheagin officiating.
Mrs. Grimes was a native of Alexandria, Va., was employed in the customer service industry, and was of the Methodist faith.  She was preceded in death by her husband Jim Grimes, mother Jean Steiner and granddaughter Naylen Cardin-Chriscoe.
Pat loved gardening, her pets, and family.  She was very creative and artistic and could see the potential in everything and everyone.  Patricia was a very gracious and compassionate person who went out of her way to make people feel special. She will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her daughters, Jennell Cardin-Chriscoe and her husband Trent of Seagrove, Nicole Woodward of Thomasville; companion, Ricky Estrada of Seagrove; grandchildren, Kirsten Cardin, Kinsley Cardin- Chriscoe, Teague Cardin- Chriscoe; and great grandchild, Aiden Cardin.
Memorials may be made to Naylen’s Hope Foundation, 139 Park St., Seagrove, NC  27341.
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Noble O. Hedrick
LEXINGTON — Noble Obadiah Hedrick, 85, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at the Brian Center of Lexington.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m.  today (Feb. 13) at Hedrick’s Grove United Church of Christ Cemetery. Davidson Funeral Home assisted the family. 

James Luther
THOMASVILLE — The Rev. James Dewey Luther, 66, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. Thursday  at the Salisbury National Cemetery.  The family will be at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

'Tuck' Morris
DENTON — Neal Larry “Tuck” Morris, Sr.,  76, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 at High Point Regional Hospital.
The funeral service will be 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at First Baptist Church.  Burial will follow in Mountain View Memorial Gardens.The family will receive friends from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the church, prior to the service. Briggs Funeral Home in Denton is serving the Morris family.

Harry Brown Owen, Jr.
THOMASVILLE — Harry  Brown Owen, Jr., age 67, of Thomasville, NC went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at W.G. Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury.
He was born February 13, 1945 in Thomasville, NC,  a son of the late Harry Owen, Sr. and  Florence Geneva Swing  Hollifield.
He was a veteran of the US Army where he served during the Korean War. While in Korea, he patrolled the DMZ for a sixteen mile stretch.
After his military service, he was owner and operator of his own 18 wheeler. He hauled gravel and loose rock for several different contractors.
Harry enjoyed fishing and hunting tremendously.     
Left to cherish his memories are his daughter, Karen Lewis and husband Tony of Sophia; three grandchildren, Daniel Lewis and girlfriend Paula Johnson of Thomasville, James Kennedy III and Tori-Grace Lewis both of Sophia.
The family held a Celebration of Life on Sunday February 10, 2013 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the home of his daughter Karen Lewis located at 3352 Loblolly Drive in Sophia, NC, 27350.   
Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Owen family. 
Online condolences may be made at

Donald Starrett
THOMASVILLE — Donald Lee Starrett, 86,died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at the Pine Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center.
The funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. today (Feb. 13( at Hillside Park Baptist Church. Burial was in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home is serving the family.

Alice Thomason
LEXINGTON — Alice Hinkle Thomason, 82, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2013, at her home.
The funeral service was held Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Second Reformed United Church of Christ. Davidson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

James Wesley Willard
HIGH POINT-James Wesley Willard, 74, of High Point, went to be with our Lord, Saturday, February 9th in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loved ones.
He was born in Mount Airy to the late Rachel Claire and James Wesley Willard, Sr. and lived in High Point from early childhood. He is predeceased by his sister Betty Williams of Thomasville.
James, known as Jay, is survived by his wife of 51 years, Linda Thompson Willard, three daughters, Dina McDaniel and husband Gary, Lisa Snider and husband Bill, Angel Smith and husband Ron. Jay was blessed with nine grandchildren – Kris Wheat and husband Kevin, Shane Boone, Michael McDaniel, Megan Lynch, Sami Joe Snider, Hannah Bay Snider, Jake Smith, Julia Smith and Ethan Smith. His blessings also include five great-grandchildren – Jack Wheat, Sophie Wheat, Hutch Wheat, Brody Lynch and Dayne Coby, and his constant companion, an Australian Shepherd named Buster. He is survived by his three brothers, Doug Willard and wife Gladys, Eddie Willard and wife Gay, Pat Willard and wife Bobbie, two sisters Katherine Shew and husband Don and Glenda Ledford along with numerous nieces and nephews all beloved.
In 1954, Jay joined the US Air Force and was stationed at Homestead Air Force Base in Florida. While there, he met and married his love, moved to North Carolina, and joined the High Point Fire Department where he retired as Captain after 35 years. He also had his own Plumbing Contractor business which included services for Sears and many others.
Jay never met a stranger and was fortunate to find his true passion in Cowboy Ministry.  He was instrumental in starting Cowboy Churches across the Triad. In April 2006, he was commissioned as a Cowboy Missionary, taking the call to spread the gospel to surrounding areas. Within this ministry, Jay enjoyed preparing and serving food for the local outreach events.
Jay was the most happy and content while spending time out at his barn taking care of his horses.  He loved long trail rides and camping with his family and friends.  His family meant the world to him and in his last days he reflected on all that he and his wife had created.  He wanted to be remembered for his love for the Lord and for his family.  His legacy will continue and his family has received comfort knowing he is having the ride of his life with Jesus.
The family will receive friends at Cumby Funeral Home in Archdale on Friday, February 15th, from 5 – 8 p.m.  The memorial service will be held at Hayworth Wesleyan Church, 1696 Westchester Drive, High Point, Saturday, February 16th, at 11 a.m. followed by a graveside service at Floral Garden Cemetery.  Donations can be made in honor of Jay Willard to Providence Wesleyan Church Building Fund, 1505 E. Fairfield Rd. in High Point.
Online condolences may be left on Mr. Willard’s memorial page at
Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.