Obituaries December 4, 2013
Jim Beal Sr.
THOMASVILE — James (Jim) G. Beal Sr., a resident of Thomasville, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013.
The funeral service was held Tuesday, Dec. 3, at J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville.
LEXINGTON — Joan Myers Cope, 84, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at her home.
The funeral was held Sunday, Dec. 1, at Center Hill Baptist Church. Burial was private.
ARCHDALE — William David (Dave) Harris, 88, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. A formal service will not be held.
J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville is serving the family.
LEXINGTON — Shirley Jean Black Hedrick, 70, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at the Hinkle Hospice House.
The funeral service will be conducted 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Hedrick’s Grove United Church of Christ. The family will be at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5.
LEXINGTON — Rosemary Washburn Katen, 96, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at Hinkle Hospice House.
The funeral service was held Tuesday, Dec. 3 at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Forest Hill Memorial Park.
Rev. Arnold Laws Sr.
LEXINGTON – The Rev. Arnold Roy Laws Sr., 74, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 at his home.
A memorial service will be held at noon today (Dec. 4) at the Church of God of Prophecy. Davidson Funeral Home in Lexington is serving the family.
THOMASVILLE — Margie Ella Pruitt Martin, 84, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013.
The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville.
DENTON — Russell Lee Pullum, 63, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 at FirstHealth Montgomery Memorial Hospital.
The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. today (Dec. 4) at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Gardens.
Briggs Funeral Home in Denton is in charge of arrangements.
'Billy' Rayfield III
THOMASVILLE — Burkley Howard (Billy) Rayfield, III, 55, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013.
A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville.
Brenda V. Smith
LEXINGTON — Brenda Varner Smith, 66, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 at Forsyth Medical Center.
A memorial service will be 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at St. Andrews Church. Davidson Funeral Home is serving the family.
DENTON — Rosalie “Rose” Carroll Surratt, 94, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 at Mountain Vista Health Park.
The funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at Central United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Denton Town Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton.
LEXINGTON — Marvin James Tysinger, 84, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2013, at Hinkle Hospice House.
The funeral was held Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Davidson Funeral Home. Burial followed in Forest Hill Memorial Park.
THOMASVILLE — Fred Young, 94, passed away Monday evening at Piedmont Crossing, Thomasville, North Carolina, where he had been a resident for his last three years. He was born in Cornelia, Georgia, in 1919. He served our country in the Asiatic Pacific Theater during WWII and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the Philippine Liberation Medal, and the Victory Medal.
He was a resident of Thomasville since the early 40s where he met the love of his life, Pauline Carter, who survives him. A General Motors Master Salesman, he started his career at Perkins Pontiac in Thomasville and subsequently at Dave Neill Pontiac and Vann York Pontiac, both in High Point. In the late 50s, he developed the subdivision, Pontiac Heights, which is adjacent to Liberty Drive Elementary School in Thomasville. Throughout his life, Fred was a devoted member of Carolina Memorial Baptist Church, a few blocks from his previous home on Aycock Street of over 60 years. His church service included the Building Committee Chairmanship and Chairman of the Board of Deacons. After retirement, he became a respectable golfer—a member of the “hole-in-one” club— and enjoyed travel to visit former Army friends and family, always in a Pontiac. He was also an avid gardener who enjoyed sharing the fruits of his labors.
In addition to his wife of 72 years, he is survived by his four daughters - Jane Brennan of Belmont, NC (Neil); Jean Hill of Knoxville, TN (Steve); Julia Shadrick of Wingate, NC (Wayne); and Joyce Teague of Asheboro, NC (Randy); twelve grandchildren, and fourteen great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Friday morning, December 06, 2013 at 10 o’clock in the fellowship hall of Carolina Memorial Baptist Church. The funeral service will follow in the sanctuary at 11. Burial will be held immediately after the service at Holly Hill Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Carolina Memorial Baptist Church, 422 Liberty Drive, Thomasville, NC, 27360.
Online condolences may be sent to the Young family at jcgreenandsons.com.