Obituaries August 13, 2014

Aug. 14, 2014 @ 11:01 AM

Gladys Briggs

Gladys Burkhart Briggs,  97,  died Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at the Hinkle Hospice House.

The funeral service was held Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the Davidson Funeral Home Chapel.


Walter Briggs

LEXINGTON  — Walter Ray Briggs, 73, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today (Aug. 13) at Holloways Baptist Church. Davidson Funeral Home is serving the family.


Mary Cody

THOMASVILLE — Mary Jane Brooks Cody, 67, passed away on Monday, August 11, 2014.

A celebration of Mrs. Cody’s life will be held at 6:30 p.m. today (Aug. 13) in the Chapel of Thomasville Funeral Home. A private entombment service will be held at Holly Hill Memorial Park Mausoleum.


Cora Hilton

HIGH POINT — Cora Elizabeth Cecil Hilton, 95, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014.

A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. today (Aug. 13)  at Spring Hill United Methodist Church. Mrs. Hilton will remain at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Wallburg, 10301 N. NC Highway 109, until taken to the church 30 minutes prior to the service. 


Erlene Little Rogers

THOMASVILLE —  Erlene Little Rogers, 67, born August 16, 1946 in Thomasville, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 7, 2014 after a long battle with cancer.

A public celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, her birthday, August 16, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary of Unity United Methodist Church where she was a lifelong member. The family will greet friends following the service at the church.

Erlene was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Millie Little of Thomasville. She is survived by her two sons, H. Wayne Rogers, Jr. of Lexington and Darrin J. Rogers of Thomasville. Also surviving are her three granddaughters, Elizabeth K. Rogers of Boone, NC, Emily K. Rogers and Sarah Connelly both of Thomasville.

Erlene was a lifelong resident of Thomasville where she was a graduate of Thomasville High School. She was employed at Brayton International and then with Steelcase until her retirement in 2010. Other than her yearly beach trips, her focus then turned to her grandchildren. She loved their visits and the attention they gave her. There will be a void in each of their lives now with their Nana gone. Her greatest accomplishments were her two sons and the impact she has had on her grandchildren and her many friends and coworkers. She will be missed by all that knew her.

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

Online condolences may be sent to the Rogers family at


Lillie Mae Scarboro

DENTON — Lillie Mae Sexton Scarboro, 92, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at Mountain Vista Health Park in Denton.

The funeral service was held Sunday, Aug. 10, at Gravel Hill Baptist Church.  Burial  followed in the church cemetery. Briggs Funeral Home is serving the family.


Elsie Starr

LEXINGTON — Elsie Coppley Starr, 83, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center.

The funeral was held Sunday, Aug. 10,  at Bethany United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Davidson Funeral Home is serving the family.