Obituaries April 2

Apr. 02, 2014 @ 04:50 PM


Mrs. Darby Crowder
THOMASVILLE — Mrs. Margaret Darby Crowder, 91, a resident of Shuler Circle, died peacefully in her sleep, Sunday evening, March 30, 2014 at the Piedmont Center. She was born July 1, 1922 in Charlotte Court House, Virginia, a daughter of Lawrence Tucker Darby and Fannie Brown Darby.  She was a graduate of Sunnyside-McKenney High School in McKenny, Va. and attended Farmville State Teacher’s College (now Longwood College) in Farmville, Va. Mrs. Crowder served as Executive Secretary of War Production Board in Richmond, Va., until moving to North Carolina in 1949. She was a charter member of Thomasville Hospital Guild, a former member of Thomasville Woman’s Club and Colonial Country Club, where she served as a past-president of the Ladies Golf Association. She was also a past member of the Arts United of Davidson County.
Mrs. Crowder was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church, had served as a former Sunday school teacher and past officer of United Methodist Women. She had been a resident of Piedmont Retirement Center since 1997.
On July 19, 1946 she was married to Maxey J. Crowder, Jr., who died February 6, 1997. In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by her brother, David Darby of McKenny, Va.
Surviving are sons, Ron D. Crowder and wife Sharon of High Point and Gerry C. Crowder and wife Melanie of Thomasville; grandchildren, Brittany Hall and her husband Robert Kenneth Hall, Brian Crowder, Erin Crowder and Grant Crowder; a great-granddaughter Scarlett Mae Crowder and a brother, Lawrence T. Darby, Jr. of Richmond, Va.
A private family graveside service will be held Thursday in Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery in High Point.
A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 1 o’clock in Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Ivan Peden and Rev. Peggy Finch officiating.
The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church Enrichment Center.
The family request any memorial contributions may be directed to Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 428, Thomasville, N.C. 27361 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be sent to the Crowder family at

Thomas Harvey
SYRACUSE, Ind. — Thomas Frederick Harvey died on March 16, 2014 at his home.
A memorial service will be held today at 10 a.m. at Rich Fork Baptist Church. A private graveside service will follow.

Ardell Lanier
LEXINGTON — Lewis Ardell Lanier, 93, of S. State Street, Lexington, died Sunday at Hinkle Hospice House after a brief illness.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. April 5, at First United Methodist Church, where he was a member, by the Revs. Kelley Groce and Dr. Lee Dukes. Entombment will follow at Forest Hill Memorial Park Mausoleum.
The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Lanier’s Hardware in Lexington. 
Davidson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Cynthia Myers
HIGH POINT — Miss Cynthia Lucille Myers, age 51, of Pegram Avenue, High Point died Sunday, March 30 at Moses Cone Hospital.
A private inurnment service will be held at a later date.

James Samuels
THOMASVILLE — Mr. James Ellis “Jimmy” Samuels, Jr. age 70, a resident of 1855 Stemp Everhart Rd. died Monday, March 31, 2014 at his residence
A funeral service will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville with Rev. Billy Parham officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will be at the funeral home on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. Online condolences may be sent to

Eric Turner
THOMASVILLE — Mr. Eric Stewart Turner, age 31, a resident of 504 Easy St., died Saturday, March 29, 2014. 
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in J. C. Green & Sons Chapel in Thomasville with Rev. Billy Parham officiating. The interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.