Obituaries April 20
THOMASVILLE — DeLinda Sue Singleton Boles, 48, died Friday, April 19, 2013 at the Henry Etta & Bruce Hinkle Hospice House.
The funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville.
THOMASVILLE — Carolyn Sechriest Carpenter, 91, died Wednesday, April 17, 2013.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today (April 20) in the Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Thomasville.
J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville is assisting the family.
THOMASVILLE — Charles Henry Embler, 57, died Tuesday, April 16, 2013 in High Point Regional Hospital.
The funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. today (April 20) in Liberty Baptist Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. J. C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville is serving the family.
LEXINGTON — Ruth Madre Smith Funk, 82, died Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at Forsyth Medical Center.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. today (April 20) at Davidson Funeral Home. Burial will be at Liberty Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery in Fries, Va.
Deacon Isaiah McRae
THOMASVILLE — Deacon Isaiah McRae was born on July 25, 1937 to the union of the late Coy and Amanda McRae in Badin, North Carolina.
Isaiah McRae departed this earthly life ever so sweetly on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at the Moses Cone Hospital, Greensboro, North Carolina.
Services will be held 1 p.m. today (April 20) at Emmanuel Baptist Church with a family visitation beginning promptly at 12:30 p.m. Burial will take place at Holly Hill Memorial Park.
Isaiah leaves to cherish his fond memories two daughters, Loreita Kirk and Stephanie Dawkins; two grandchildren; five great-grandkids; one brother, Franklin McRae; mother-in-law, Louise Bennett; three brothers- in-law; three sisters-in law; a devoted niece; a devoted friend, Mr. Carl Lewis and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Professional Services entrusted to Prominence Funeral Home, Thomasville.
Mary Pressley Reece
THOMASVILLE — Lifelong Thomasville resident, Mary P. Reece has taken her last stroll down the hallways of Pine Ridge Health & Rehabilitation Center. On April 16, 2013 at age 84, Mary passed away without pain or illness. She just ran out of steam and took her last breath on Tuesday morning.
To those who knew Mary well, she will be remembered as a very active lady constantly on the move. She thoroughly enjoyed her family, gardening, cooking new recipes, reading, walking, spending time at the beach, and traveling with friends. Memories will serve us well of Mary and her determined spirit.
A special THANK YOU to the staff in the Alzheimer’s Unit at Pine Ridge Health & Rehabilitation for taking special care of our mother and friend.
Always a worker, she retired as Office Manager from Thomasville Furniture Industries after 40 years of service. After retiring, she continued to work in catering with Paul Myers Catering during furniture markets and other banquet activities at Thomasville Furniture.
During Mary’s active career and life, she served on the City of Thomasville Council from 1987 to 1993. She was a long-serving volunteer of the American Red Cross from 1985 until 1998, serving as Chapter Chairperson from 1995 to 1996. She served as Board Chairperson for the Thomasville Chamber of Commerce and as member of the BB&T Board of Directors.
Mary was married to Edwin Reece who preceded her in death on July 4, 2000. Mary has a surviving son Mark and his wife Sandy of Winston-Salem, NC. Also surviving are grandsons Erik and wife Amanda and Craig; and great-grandchildren Jersey and Laine.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Her wish was to help continue the search for a cure of Alzheimer's disease and other medical research. In her own way, she continues to help others and work for the good!
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of Mary Reece to:
High Point-Thomasville Chapter of American Red Cross
815 Phillips Ave. High Point, NC 27262
Alzheimer's Association P.O. Box 96011
Washington, DC 20090-6011.
Online condolences may be sent to the Reece family at www.jcgreenandsons.com.