Obituaries Dec. 4

Here is a listing of obituaries for the Dec. 4 edition.
Dec. 03, 2012 @ 03:31 PM

'Dot' Blackman
THOMASVILLE - Dorothy Jane “Dot” (Robinson) Blackman died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012.
A celebration of life service will be held 2 p.m. today (Dec. 4) at the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, 206 Trindale Road, Archdale. Burial will follow in Floral Garden Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

William F. Essick, Sr.
WELCOME — William Franklin “Bill” Essick Sr, 89, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012,at Forsyth Memorial Hospital.  
A memorial service was held Monday, Dec. 3, at Bethesda United Methodist Church. Davidson Funeral Home assisted  the family.


James Hilton

THOMASVILLE —  Mr. James Robert (Bill) Hilton, 92, a resident of Thomasville passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2012.

Bill was born July 14, 1920 in Thomasville, NC a son of the late James Vernie Hilton and Alma Grace Vaden Hilton and made this area his home all of his life. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Lucille Jones; and three brothers, Norman Hilton, Paul Hilton and Roy Hilton. 

He was first married to Ruby Leonard Hilton who preceded him in death and later was married to Myrtle Smith who died on August 16, 2011. Bill loved farming, raising fruits and vegetables, traveling and spending time with his family, especially his great granddaughter. He was a member of Trulite Baptist Church. 

Surviving are his son, Charles Vernon Hilton of Thomasville; sisters, Kathleen Mabe, Opal Hubbard both of Thomasville, Jeannette Crouch and husband Robert of Trinity; brothers, J.C. Hilton and wife Pamalee of Salisbury, Ray Hilton and wife Sherry of High Point, Donald Hilton and wife Paula of Greensboro; granddaughters, Lisa Hilton Duncan and Miriam Hilton and fiance’ Dale Newfield; great granddaughter, Jessica Deann Duncan. Also surviving are sisters-in-law, June Smith Vaughn and husband Ralph of Asheboro, Barbara Hilton of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and several nieces and nephews. 

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville with the Rev. Faron Overton and the Rev. Michael Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 pm Wednesday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice Home at High Point, 1803 Westchester Dr., High Point, NC 27262.
Online condolences may be sent to the Hilton family at

Brett Hughes
THOMASVILLE — Brett Michael Hughes, 29, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Duke University in Durham.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
Memorial Funeral Service in Winston-Salem is assisting the family.

Sherrill Kennedy
THOMASVILLE — Mr. Bruce Sherrill Kennedy, 71, a resident of Wall Avenue, died Sunday, December 2, 2012 at the Henry Etta & Bruce Hinkle Hospice House.  
He was born on October 21, 1941 in Davidson County, NC to Bruce Darr Kennedy and Hannah Deaton Kennedy.  He worked for Ray’s Cycle Shop and later was a co-owner of S&K Cycle Sales.  He attended Thomasville Friends Meeting.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Cheryl Sumner.
On January 29, 1980, he married Dovia Hunsucker, who survives of the home. Also surviving are a son, Derrick Kennedy of Myrtle Beach, SC; stepchildren, Riley Sumner and wife Monica of Asheboro, Dee Branning of Thomasville, Lee Hartsell and husband Bruce of Thomasville, and Greg Sumner of Trinity; sisters, Bonita Ellington and husband Tommy, and Becky Klass and husband Gary, all of Thomasville; ten grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at noon Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville with the Rev. Billy Britt and the Rev. Mickey Young officiating.  Interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday one and half hourd prior to the service at the funeral home from 10:30 a.m. to noon and other times at the home.  
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292.  
Online condolences may be sent to

Robert Loflin
LEXINGTON — Robert Donald Loflin, 79,  died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012 at his home.
The funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Community Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will be at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home from 6 until 8 p.m. today (Dec. 4) and other times at the home.

Betty Meadley
LEXINGTON — Betty Jean Heykoop Meadley, 78, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. 
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Meadowview Presbyterian Church. 
Davidson Funeral Home is serving the family.

Lois Quigley
LEXINGTON — Lois Wilson Ricker Quigley, 77, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at her home.
A graveside service will be 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Forest Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. Friday at Davidson Funeral Home and other times at the home on Gray Road.

Leo Kindley 
DENTON — Charles Leo Kindley, 67, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at Mountain Vista Health Park. 
No services are planned at this time. Briggs Funeral Home in Denton is assisting the Kindley Family.

D.R. Rabon
LINWOOD — Doctor Richard “D.R.” Rabon, 74, died Saturday, Dec. 1,  2012, at his home. 
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Lakeview Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Davidson Funeral Home.

George M. Simmons
George Simmons born on October 23, 1946 went to be with his Savior on Saturday, December 1, 2012. 
George is preceded in death by his parents Franklin M. Simmons and Ruth Hepler Simmons.  He attended High Point City Schools and GTCC.  After 35 years at McEwen Lumber Company, he started Simmons and Shelley Auto Truck Repair.  George, along with his longtime friend Craig Shelley, who died five weeks prior, drag raced together for many years.
He was very active at Springfield Friends Meeting where he was an Elder on Ministry and Council, the finance committee and the chair of House and Ground for many years.
George loved watching his grandson, Connor play ball and granddaughter Georgia dance, cheerlead and play volleyball.  He loved watching and holding his granddaughters Gabriella and Brenna.
George is survived by his wife of 43 years Millie and his daughters and sons-in-law;  Amy (Chip) Stanley and Jennifer (Brett) Morrell.  He is also survived by a sister-in-law Bonnie King and brother-in-law Rocky McElhannon , many nieces and nephews, church family and many friends and customers.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Springfield Friends Meeting at 2 p.m. today (Dec. 4) with visitation in the church fellowship hall following.
In lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be given to the Renovation Fund or the General Fund at Springfield Friends Meeting, 555 E. Springfield Road, High Point, NC  27263.  
Online condolences may be made on Mr. Simmons’ memorial page at  Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.

James Donald Wallace
06/19/1934 – 11/30/2012
Jim was all about the gift of love and mercy
Whether he was donating funds
to fellow missionaries,
children or grandchildren.
Mercy made the many trips
with food for the starving children in Haiti.
Or to sending young Christian people to
schools of business and medicine in the Caribbean.
“Broken Bread and poured out wine.”
Everything God gave Jim
he poured out for others.
His love of fellowship was
best expressed with the men
he called his brothers.
“Fishers of the sea; fishers of men.”
Jim’s children, grandchildren and
great grandchildren knew him as
“Pop, Dad, Grandpa and Poppy.”
He was always there for them
giving his special gifts of love and mercy.
His sense of humor was often dry.
Always with a twist of “gotcha!”
Jim laughed at himself while telling
everyone he knew “The Best Way”
Jim was my husband of 55 years-
my best friend
my missionary partner
supporter of my passions.
He loved to entertain family and friends.
He gathered all into his heat
and loved unconditionally.
 God bless and keep you, Jim Wallace.
A Gathering of friends and family
will be held Sunday, December 9, 2012
from 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm at
237 Kenn-Myer Circle
Thomasville, NC 27360
Monetary gifts should be sent to:
A Place for the Heart
4228 Beckerdite Rd.
Sophia, NC 27350