Obituaries Jan. 19
THOMASVILLE — Rickey Charles Bodenheimer died Saturday, Jan.12, 2013.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. today (Jan.19) at Thomasville Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.
THOMASVILLE — Mr. James Ray Faircloth, 88, of 208 South Westwood Avenue, passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, at Thomasville Medical Center.
He was born on November 17, 1924, in Stanley County, the son of James Abraham Faircloth and Edith McDaniel Faircloth. He was formerly employed as a machinist at Ragan Knitting and Tysinger Hosiery. He was of the Methodist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Mary Frances Pierce. On September 4, 1943, he married Laurestine Byerly Faircloth and they were married for 60 years. She also preceded him in death on October 25, 2003.
Surviving Mr. Faircloth are his two sons, Dale Ray Faircloth and wife Barbara Suggs Faircloth, and Mike S. Faircloth and wife Wanda Beck Faircloth, all of Thomasville; one sister, Carolyn Wilson and husband Hoyt of Thomasville; three grandchildren, Aharon Michael Faircloth of Thomasville, Tyson Shane Faircloth and wife Jenny Flynn Faircloth of Greensboro, and Monica Sloan Moser and husband Rick of Hickory, NC; and five great-grandchildren, Aharon Michael Faircloth II, Skyler Brook Faircloth, Rylan James Faircloth, Madison Grace Moser, and Rylee B. Moser.
A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. today (Jan. 19) at Holly Hill Memorial Park with the Rev. David Noyes officiating. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. today at J. C. Green and Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville and other times at the home.
Memorials may be directed to Fair Grove United Methodist Church, 138 Fairgrove Church Road, Thomasville, NC 27360.
Online condolences may be sent to the Faircloth family at www.jcgreenandsons.com.
LEXINGTON — Carol June Smith Forrest, 80, died Friday, January 18 at Piedmont Crossing.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at No Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
THOMASVILLE — Corena Marshall Manns, 74, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013.
The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, in the J.C. Green & Sons Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
THOMASVILLE, — Mrs. Susannah Matthews Newsome, 89, a resident of Thomasville, died Monday, January 14, 2013 at the Hospice Home at High Point.
She was born April 26, 1923 in Guilford County, a daughter of Shuford R. Matthews and Mary Green Mathews. Mrs. Newsome was a 1940 graduate of Thomasville High School and earned a double major in Piano and Organ Performance in 1944 from what is now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
She was Secretary and Treasurer of Beverage Suppliers, Inc. from 1962-1997. She was a former member of the Thomasville Woman’s Club and had served as accompanist with many musicians and vocalists for many years. She was a “people person” and enjoyed the musical and theatrical arts throughout the local, state and national venues.
Mrs. Newsome was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church, a member of the choir and had served as pianist for the R.L. Pope Bible Class for many years.
She was married to W. Frank Newsome, who died January 15, 1986. She was also preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Paige Newsome Whitten.
Surviving are daughters, Janet N. Abbott of Lexington and Laura N. Kennedy and her husband David Moose of Thomasville; a brother, S. Roger Matthews of Greensboro; five grandchildren, Chaille Adkins of Moundsville, W.Va., Sherwood Kennedy, Clay Kennedy and Franklin Whitten, all of Thomasville, and Luke Whitten of Greensboro; great-grandchildren, Abbey Adkins, Khloe’ Kennedy and Khalan Strider.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 3 p.m. in Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Ivan H.M. Peden and the Rev. Peggy Finch officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the Christian Enrichment Center at the church. The family also will be gathering at the home of her daughter, Laura N. Kennedy, 505 Unity Street, beginning on Monday, January 21st.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262 or to Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 428, Thomasville, N.C. 27361.
Online condolences may be sent to the Newsome family at www.jcgreenandsons.com.