Obituaries August 20, 2014

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 02:49 PM

Jean Boyles 

THOMASVILLE — Jean Estelle Sink Boyles, 80, of Thomasville, passed away at her residence on Thursday, August 14, 2014. 

She was born in Davidson County on February 2, 1934, daughter of the late Luther Franklin Sink and Clarice Estelle Welborn Sink. She was a graduate of Thomasville High School and Wake Forest University. 

Jean taught English Literature and Grammar at Nellie Coffman Middle School in California and then taught at Thomasville Middle School until retirement. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Thomasville Woman’s Club where she served on various club committees, and was a former Miss Thomasville and runner-up in the Miss North Carolina Pageant.  She was preceded in death by her son, Stephen Luther Boyles; and her brother, Bill Sink.

Surviving are a daughter, Allison B. Cohen of Los Angeles, CA, and four grandsons, Stephen Boyles of Greensboro, David Boyles of Greensboro, Griffin Cohen of Washington, D. C., and Charles Cohen of Los Angeles, CA.

The funeral service was held Sunday, August 17, 2014, at First Baptist Church with Rev. Bynum Orr and Dr. Jay Lambeth officiating. Interment  followed in Holly Hill Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Communities In Schools of Thomasville, 400 Turner Street, Thomasville, NC  27360. 

J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville is serving the family. 

Online condolences may be sent to the Boyles family at


Dr. Carson Clay Cox, III

SOUTHERN PINES —  Dr. Carson Clay Cox, III, 60, of Southern Pines, went to his final rest and peace with his Lord on Saturday, August 16.

Funeral service will be held at Bethesda Presbyterian Church on US 1 South in Aberdeen, NC, at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 21, 2014. Graveside service will follow at 3:30 PM Thursday at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church on Fuller Mill Road in Thomasville, NC.

Dr. Cox was born August 26, 1953, in Thomasville, NC, the son of Carson Clay Cox, Jr. and Pauline Phillips Walker Cox.

He was an Eagle Scout and loved the great outdoors. He received his Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1975 and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Masters of Education. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1981. During his time at PCO, he completed externships in Pennsylvania, Alaska, West Virginia, and Haiti. Upon graduation, he served as head of the Ocular Pathology department of Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, and joined Eastern Oklahoma eye clinic.

He married Valerie Kay Townsend of Tulsa, Oklahoma, on June 24, 1984. In 1987, Dr. Cox joined Carolina Eye Associates in Pinehurst. Beloved doctor to many, loving husband and father, he will be missed by wife of 30 years, Valerie Townsend Cox; four daughters, Caroline, Mary Catherine, Sarah, and Charlotte Cox of Southern Pines; mother, Pauline Phillips Walker Cox of Thomasville; sister, Jane Phillips Cox Leonard and husband, Mark of Trinity; nephew, Nicholas Leonard of Southern Pines and niece, Blythe Leonard of Trinity; in-laws, Barram and Lillie Townsend of Whispering Pines, and Pam Townsend Osteen and her son Ryan and daughter Megan of Trophy Club, Texas.

Visitation will be Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Boles Funeral Home in Southern Pines.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Homeschool Legal Defense Association, Homeschool Freedom Fund, P.O. Box 1152, Purcellville, VA 20134-1152 or Institute for Creation Research, P.O. Box 59029, Dallas, TX 75229.

Online condolences may be made at

Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines is serving the family.



Jimmy Honeycutt

LEXINGTON — Jimmy Sparks Honeycutt, 76,  died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at Hinkle Hospice House.

It was his wish to donate his body to Wake Forest University School of Medicine. A formal service will not be held. Davidson Funeral Service assisted the family.


Billy James Jarrett

THOMASVILLE — Mr. Billy James Jarrett, 86, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday August 16, 2014 at High Point Regional.

He was born on February 26, 1928 to Mr. Luther R. Jarrett and Vetra Jarrett. He married the love of his life, Gerry Jarrett, on May 3, 1953. She preceded him in death on July 21, 2012.

Mr. Jarrett was a very active and loyal member of First United Methodist Church. He served as a choir director, Sunday school teacher, and treasurer for the United Methodist Men’s group. He was a founding member of The Voices of Brotherhood and the voice of the Bulldogs for many years. As well as a former member of the Fairgrove Lions Club.

Surviving are his daughters, Susan Hodges and Anne Jarrett both of Thomasville; one grandson, Aaron Hodges and four great grandchildren, Elizabeth, Stone, Halle, Hillary, and “granddog” Cocoa; and a number of special nieces and nephews.

The funeral service was held Tuesday, Aug. 19,  at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Chris C. Uren officiating. Burial followed in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. J.C. Green and sons Funeral Home in Thomasville is serving the family. Online condolences may be offered at     



Karen Spurrier

LEXINGTON — Karen Jane Medlin Spurrier, 64, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014.

A memorial was held  Sunday, Aug. 24, at the Lexington Moose Lodge at 169 Moose Lodge Road. Arrangements by Midstate Cremation Service.