Obituaries Dec. 18

Obituary listings for Dec. 18
Dec. 17, 2012 @ 04:24 PM

Carolyn Adams
THOMASVILLE — Carolyn Jewel Jones Adams, 59, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2012.
A celebration of life service will be held 7 p.m. today (Dec. 18) at Rich Fork Baptist Church. J.C. Green & Sons is serving the family.

Lila  Barnes
LEXINGTON — Lila Mae Latham Dunn Barnes, 89, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at the Hinkle Hospice House.  The funeral service will be 2 p.m. today(Dec. 18) at the Davidson Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the funeral service at Davidson Funeral Home.

Ruth Everhart
WELCOME — Ruth Young Everhart, 79, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Lexington.
The funeral service was held Monday, Dec. 17, at Sheets Memorial Baptist Church. Davidson Funeral was in charge of arrangements.

Fisher Floyd
DALLAS, TEXAS —  Fisher Floyd, age 30, of Dallas, Texas,  passed away on Thursday, December 13, 2012. 
He was riding in a vintage Aero L-29 Delfin when it crashed tragically in Kaufman County, Texas.  Fisher’s life was centered around his family. He was happiest spending time with his wife and playing with his two sons. 
Survivors include his father, Ric Floyd and his wife Ronda formerly of Thomasville and his grandmother, Joyce Floyd of Thomasville.  He was preceded in death by his grandfather, the late Richard Floyd. 
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, December 18, in Dallas, TX.  
Information provided by Pugh Funeral Home, Asheboro.

Everlina Jackson
HIGH POINT — Everlina Jackson, 64, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in High Point Regional Hospital.
The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19,  in Zion Tabernacle F.B.H. Church in Thomasville.
The family will receive friends at the church 30 minutes before the funeral service.
S.E. Thomas Funeral & Cremation Services is serving the family.

Joseph McDougal 
Joseph Randolph McDougal, Metairie, LA, died at home, with family at his side, on December 13, 2012, at 2:45 PM. He was born August 26, 1938, in Leaksville (now Eden), NC, to Joseph Elmo McDougal and Ruby Corinne (Ashworth) McDougal.
After moving to Spindale, NC, in 1941, he attended Rutherford County Schools and was graduated from Rutherfordton-Spindale High School in 1956. He participated in drama and track, played tennis and football, and was a member of the Boy Scouts and Methodist Church Youth. He later became a member of the Spindale Masonic Lodge No. 673, Spindale, NC, where his father had been a member.
From 1956 - 1958 he attended Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA. He joined the US Air Force in 1958, reenlisted, and was honorably discharged in 1966. After training in airline mechanics, he worked on B47 bombers. As an airman in the 579th Strategic Missile Squadron, based in Roswell, NM, he received specialized cruise missile training in the Strategic Air Command. During the Cuban Missile Crisis he was instrumental in orienting missiles according to the north star. He and Trudy attended the 2008 reunion of the members of the 579th squadron.
After completing military service he was employed by Interlake Steel Corporation, Chicago, IL, for many years. He worked first as a strapping machine installer and later as a US regional and international company representative to places all over the world. He learned Spanish for work in South American countries. Prior to his retirement he was employed by Pemco, Atlanta, GA.
An avid reader, he compiled a library of books that he had read on long trips. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, listening to country music, eating delicious Louisiana cuisine, and cheering for the Saints. Joseph never met a stranger and made friends wherever he went. He was upbeat, positive and quick with witty retorts in social gatherings.
Joseph was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Lawrence Glenn McDougal.
Those left to cherish his memory include his devoted, love-of-his-life Trudy Jane Schmidt, his sister Charlotte and John Speltz, Apex, NC, his adopted daughter Corrie McDougal Valdez, Largo, FL and her 4 children, Linda (Schmidt) and Albert Baker, Houston, TX, several nephews and a niece.
Pallbearers will be Brook Baker, Todd Baker, Edward Spahn, Wayne Toups, Raphus Adams and Johan Marcelin. The Garden of Memories Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM at the Garden of Memories Funeral Home, Metairie, LA . Visitation will take place from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM prior to the service. In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorials be sent to the Masonic Children's Home Oxford, NC, Make-A-Wish Foundation or to the charity of their choice. 

Eva McLemore
LEXINGTON — Eva Mae Walser McLemore, 73, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at her home.
A memorial service will be held 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, at the Davidson Funeral Home Chapel in Lexington.

Ruth Phillips
LEXINGTON — Ruth Sharpe Phillips, 91, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Forsyth County.   
A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. today (Dec. 18) at Beulah United Church of Christ. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from2 to 3 p.m. today in the church fellowship hall.
Davidson Funeral Home is serving the family.

Betty Yates
TRINITY — Betty Briles Yates, 70,  died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at her home.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today (Dec. 18) at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in the Pierce’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.