Obituaries Aug. 28
LEXINGTON — Mae Hedrick Beck, 101, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at her home.
The funeral will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at Hedrick’s Grove United Church of Christ. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. prior to the service in the church sanctuary. Davidson Funeral Home is assisting the family.
THOMASVILLE — Evelyn (Dee) Pirolozzi Davis, 65,died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at the Hospice Home at High Point.
A formal visitation or service will not be held. J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville is assisting the family.
Ronald E. Durham
LEXINGTON — Ronald Eugene Durham, 57, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at his home.
A memorial service will be 4 p.m. today (Aug. 28) at First Reformed United Church of Christ, 104 East Center Street, Lexington. The family will receive friends following the service from 5 to 7 p.m. and other times at the home.
LEXINGTON — Odiss Vance Freeman, 76, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at Lexington Health Care.
A graveside service was held Sunday, Aug. 25, at Grant Family Cemetery in Nantahala. Davidson Funeral Home is serving the family.
THOMASVILLE- Carlie Lee Hughes, 63, died on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013 at Brookside Rehabilitation & Care.
Prominence Funeral Home assisted the family.
THOMASVILLE — Darrell Franklin Logan, 85, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013.
A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
Betty Lou Price
THOMASVILLE — On Saturday, August 24, 2013, at 82 years of age, Betty Lou Price of High Point went peacefully into the arms of Jesus at Hospice of the Piedmont.
Betty was born on November 21, 1931 in Thomasville to Paul and Georgia Smith. She married Billy Ray Price of High Point on April 15, 1949. They attended Bethel United Methodist Church for many years and later attended Rich Fork Baptist Church.
Betty was preceded by her parents Paul and Georgia Smith, Elsie Smith, her husband Billy Ray “Papaw” Price, and her eldest daughter Terri Knight. She is survived by three daughters, Susan Van Deusen and her husband Rusty of Anacortes, WA, and Melanie Perkins and Diana Sheffield of High Point, NC. and Sam Knight of Wake Forest, NC. Betty’s grandchildren include: Steve and Julia Puntigan of St. Louis, MO, Rusty and Sarah Knight of Rochester, NY, Mark and Lindsey Kidd of Kernersville, NC, Lance and Krista Hoffman of Monmouth, Oregon, Ben and Kelly Wright of Whittier, CA, John and Annababe Van Deusen of Anacortes, WA, Justin and Krissy Winters of Sherman Oaks, CA, Adam Kennedy of Lexington, NC, and Sarah and Carly Sheffield of High Point, NC. Her great-grandchildren include: Judah and Naomi Puntigan, Kingsley Knight, Reece Kidd, Isaac and Will Hoffman, Myles and Colin Wright, and Brooklyn Winters. She is also survived by her brother Ben and his wife Jackie Rogers and a sister Audine and her husband Coy Lomax. Other additional family are the Russells, the Smiths, the Prices, and many friends considered part of Betty’s family.
Betty graduated from Pilot High School. In 1947 she met her future husband at the Thomasville skating rink, which they eventually purchased and ran for many years. She also worked as an LPN, a realtor, and for PP&G in Lexington. An active member of the Christian Women’s Club, Betty traveled for several years as a speaker. She was also a member of the Fellowship Class and Sunshine Gang of Richfork Baptist Church. She and Bill hosted children from Mills Home. Many of them became “family”. A dedicated grandmother, Mammaw Price was best known for her devoted prayer life and wonderful homemade meals which she always found joy in using to bring her family together. She will be greatly missed but the family knows that she is abundantly rejoicing in a reunion with her husband of 60 years and standing in the presence of the God she faithfully served.
The family wishes to thank friends and volunteers, Dr. Willett and his nurse Joyce of Regional Physicians, Westchester Manor, and Hospice of the Piedmont for their care and support.
A viewing will be held Thursday, August 29 from 10:30 until 12:15 at Rich Fork Baptist Church in Thomasville; a service celebrating Betty’s life will be held in the sanctuary immediately following with a brief graveside service after.
In lieu of flowers, please honor Betty by contributing to her granddaughter's adoption fund. Checks can be made out to Kelly Wright and sent to 14422 Leffingwell Road, Whittier, CA 90604, designated for Sasha's Adoption Fund.
GREENSBORO — Mrs. Audrey “Maxine” Rogers, 90, widow of Mr. Ray Rogers, was called home peacefully in her sleep to be with her Lord and Savior Friday morning, August 23, 2013 at Emeritus Senior Living of Greensboro, NC, after suffering from a stroke in 2009 that took her memory and communication abilities.
Mrs. Rogers was born October 31, 1922 in Jefferson County, Illinois to the late Reed and Willie May Throgmorton. She was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse. She was a faithful woman of God and lived her life serving Him and others. She unselfishly cared for her husband while he was here on this earth. She was a virtuous, loving, caring, independent woman. Prior to her stroke, she was an active member of Cedar Lodge Baptist Church, of Thomasville, NC. She loved to travel, set out on adventures, paint, read, sew, walk, swim, fish and camp. She loved her family and most of all Jesus.
Surviving are a half-sister, Reeda Slusher, Carmel, IN, son and daughter-in-law, Guy Rogers and Glenda, High Point, NC, five grandchildren and spouses, Stefanie Rogers Horner and Clint, Burlington, NC, Stacie Rogers Everhart and Taylor, Oak Ridge, NC, Scott Goldbar and Janet, Lexington, SC, Tara Welch and Dale, Swansea, SC, and Allison Raybon and Michael, Swansea, SC, eight great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, and multiple nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Rogers is preceded in death by one son, Arthur James Ratliff, 5 sisters and three brothers.
Cremation services were entrusted to J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home of Thomasville, NC. A private family viewing and memorial service led by her son, Guy, was held at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home, in Thomasville, NC, Friday, August 23, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Her ashes will be buried in Bethel Cemetery in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, at a later date to be determined with a graveside memorial to follow.
The family would like to express a "special" thanks to the staff of Emeritus of Greensboro Senior Living for all the loving care extended to Mrs. Rogers during her illness.
Memorials may be directed to The Gideons International, High Point Camp, 1309 Skeet Club Road, High Point, NC 27265.
Online condolences may be sent to www.jcgreenandsons.com.