Obituaries July 9

Here is a listing of obituaries
Jul. 08, 2013 @ 06:47 PM

Stephen Lee Henderson

THOMASVILLE — Mr. Stephen Lee Henderson, 71, a resident of Thomasville, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Hinkle Hospice Home.

He was born November 22, 1941 in York County, South Carolina, a son of the late Henry Lorance Henderson and Lillian Camp Henderson. He was owner of Operators Distributing Inc. and attended Cedar Lodge Baptist Church.  He was also a member of Neuma F. Reid Masonic Lodge in High Point.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Gina Douglas.

Steve was married July 22, 1962 to Mary Allen who survives of the home.

Also surviving are three daughters, Amy H. Leach and husband Brian of Thomasville, Shelly Penland and husband Mike of Newton and Patty Braswell and husband Rob of Wilmington; six grandchildren, Amber Douglas, Steve McSweeney, Eli Douglas, Charlie McSweeney, Marylei Penland and Jacklyn Penland; son-in-law, Jeff Douglas of Thomasville; one brother, Rance Henderson and wife Betty of Morganton; four sisters, Patsy Tart of Roanoke Rapids, Kay Davis and husband Bill, Phyllis Campbell and husband Ed, and Vivian Rikard and husband Jerry, all of Kings Mountain.

Celebration of Life service for Steve will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at Cedar Lodge Baptist Church of Thomasville with the Rev. Max Evington and Rev. Roy Cantrell officiating. The family will greet friends following the service at the church.

Memorials may be directed to Hinkle Hospice Home, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292 or Cedar Lodge Baptist Church, 1305 Cedar Dr., Thomasville, NC 27360.

Online condolences may be sent to the Henderson family at


Joe Hamilton

DENTON — Joseph  P. (Joe) Hamilton III, 64, died Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington.

The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel.  Burial will follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens.

The family will see friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 8, at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton and other times will be at the home.


Daisy Hazel

THOMASVILLE — Mrs. Daisy Rosetta Hazel, 94, formerly of Thomasville, died Sunday, July 7, 2013 at Westchester Manor in High Point, where she had been a resident for the last 2 years.

She was born on May 23, 1919, in Fulton County, GA and was a member of New Grace Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William Hazel; a son, Roscoe Eugene Hazel; and a daughter, Frances “Pat” Black.

Surviving are a daughter, Dorothy “Dot” Gillapsie of Thomasville; sons, James William “Sonny” Hazel of Troy, NC, John Henry “John-John” Hazel and wife Brenda of Thomasville, and Jerry Wayne Hazel and wife Wanda of Thomasville; 13 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at New Grace Baptist Church with Rev. Donnie Lunsford officiating.  Interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery.  Mrs. Hazel 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 Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m.

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