Obituaries December 7, 2013
LEXINGTON — Robert Harold Bailey, 81, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Lexington Health Care.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. today (Dec. 7) at Davidson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. prior to the service and other times at the home.
Lloyd 'Sodge' Black
THOMASVILLE — Lloyd Lee “Sodge” Black went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, at 3:30 a.m. Friday, December 6, 2013, at the Hospice of Davidson County, surrounded by his family.
He was born on December 21, 1922, to the late James Ernest and Bertha Alford Black in Thomasville, NC. He was also preceded in death by a son, Randy Lee Black; a sister, Velna Leonard; and a brother, Carlie Black.
He served in the Air Force during WWII on the combat crew 1146 as a right gunner on B-29’s and as a radio operator. After the war was over he came home and married the love of his life, Irene Parker, on June 29, 1946, who survives of the home. In 1950 he built and established B & B Self Service (now known as Randy’s Mart #2) with his cousin, Bud Baity. Later on buying his partner out and buying another store, Randy’s Mart #1, he owned and operated both stores until his retirement in January 1990. The 12-hour work days never kept him from playing with his children and going to every sporting event they participated in. He was an avid hunter and loved the out-of-doors.
The most important event of his life was the day 54 years ago when he accepted Jesus as his Savior. His generosity to strangers, friends, family, and church reflected Christ. He was a devoted member of Southside Baptist Church where he sang in the choir and was a member of the married couple’s class.
Also surviving to share his precious memories are his son, Mickey Black (Ann); a daughter, Debbie Hinkle (William); and a daughter-in-law, Angie Black; six grandchildren, Lane Black (Deah), Anitra Spencer (Kyle), Dustin Hunt (Melissa), Brittany Gordon, Ryan “Mooky” Black, and Carly Black; and four great grandchildren, Randy Lee Spencer, Cali Cox, Brayden Black, and Cameron Spencer.
Visitation will be at J. C. Green and Sons in Thomasville from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, December 7, 2013 and other times at the home. The service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 8, at Southside Baptist Church on Fisher Ferry Street, Thomasville, NC.
Interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. Contributions may be sent to Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292.
Online condolences may be sent to the Black family at www.jcgreenandsons.com.
LEXINGTON — James Dermont Everhart, 87, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at Hinkle Hospice House. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at First Baptist Church. The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall following the service. Davidson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Albert Gordon Jr.
LEXINGTON — Albert Thomas Gordon Jr., 84, died at his residence on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.
The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. today (Dec. 7) at Victory Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. J. C. Green and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
THOMASVILLE — Margaret Smith Honeycutt, 92, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.
A graveside service will be held 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in Thomasville City Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. following the service.
THOMASVILLE — Timothy Paul Lambert, 53, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.
A family visitation will not be held. Cremation Services of Winston Salem is in charge of arrangements.
TRINITY — Kenneth “Kenny” Michael Stone, 32, of Trinity, passed away Tuesday, December 03, 2013.
Kenny was born September 11, 1981 to James Michael Stone and Sharon Holt Mathis. His great loves in life were motorcycles, country music, and pretty women. He loved to fish and enjoyed visiting the beach. Kenny loved animals and would often use his birthday money to donate to the ASPCA. He was preceded in death by his beloved poodle, Doodle.
Kenny is survived by his father, James Michael Stone of High Point; mother, Sharon Mathis and husband Tony of Trinity; sisters, Adrienne Stone and Callie Mathis; brother, Joshua Stone; grandparents, Jimmy and Billie Holt; aunts, Jody Holt and Linda Zappala; uncles, Steve Stone, Bob Stone and Pat Stone; and numerous cousins and friends.
A celebration of Kenny’s life will be held Saturday, December 7th at 2 p.m. at Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale. The family will receive friends Friday, December 6th from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale. Family and friends are encouraged to dress casual for both events, and to wear purple and red, which were Kenny’s favorite colors.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Make A Wish America, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 6062, Albert Lea, MN 56007-6662 or Humane Society of Randolph County, PO Box 4384, Asheboro, NC 27204 or Victory Junction Gang Camp, 4500 Adam’s Way, Randleman, NC 27317 or Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262.
Online condolences may be made to Kenny’s memorial page at www.cumbyfuneral.com. Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.
Richard ‘Louie’ Wray Jr.
THOMASVILLE — Richard Lewis (Louie) Wray Jr., 53, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 at the Hinkle Hospice Home.
A memorial service will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec 15, at Liberty Baptist Church.