obituaries Jan. 23
LEXINGTON — Ethel Elizabeth Berrier King, 61, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at the Davidson Funeral Home Chapel.
SHERRILLS FORD — Clyde Junius Morris, age 96, of Lexington and formerly of Sherrills Ford, NC joined his beloved wife of 76 years, Virginia Sigmon Morris(Gin) in heaven on January 18, 2013.
His funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, January 26, 2013, at Denver Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Saturday prior to the service at Denver Baptist Church. A private burial will follow.
In 1953, Clyde began his career with the Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina. He served BCHNC for over 25 years as its first purchasing agent, as a house parent with Gin at The Home for Unwed Mothers in Asheville and then as a development officer.
Clyde and Gin designed and built their own home at Sherrills Ford where they lived for over thirty years. They spent their last year in the care of their daughter and son-in-law in Lexington.
He is survived by his daughters; Judith Ayers and husband Timothy of Columbus, Ohio; Sandra Lackey and husband Johnnie of Lexington ; son, Joel Morris and wife Kathleen of Sherrills Ford; grandchildren, Bradley Lackey and wife Sandy, Drew and Jason Turner, Nichole Murphy and husband Allen,, Ramin Ayers, David Lackey and wife April, Daniel Morris and wife Jaclyn, Matilda Moussa, and Alex Siegel; and nine great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Denver Baptist Church Building Fund, 6917 Forest Hills Drive, Denver, NC 28037.
Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton, NC is serving the Morris family.
THOMASVILLE — Linda Dianne Floyd Miller, 59, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.
A graveside service will be held 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville.
LEXINGTON — Lucille Koontz Thayer, 93, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Abbotts Creek Care and Rehabilitation Center, Lexington.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.