Obituaries Dec. 1
THOMASVILLE — Douglas Kay Conrad, 73, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at his home.
A celebration of life will be held 2 p.m. today (Dec. 1) at Rich Fork Baptist Church in Thomasville. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. J.C. Green & Sons is serving the family.
Jerry Craven THOMASVILLE — Mr. Jerry Wayne Craven, 63, a resident of Thomasville, died Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at his home. He was born August 16, 1949 in Guilford County, a son of Alva R. Craven, Sr. and Grace Ledwell Craven and was a resident of this area most of his life. He was a veteran of the United States Army and had retired from New York Carolina Express in Greensboro. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Margaret McLaughlin and Linda Haynes, and by two brothers, John Craven and Jack Craven. On June 30, 1968 he was married to Miss Sheilah Stone who survives of Thomasville. Also surviving are a son, Scott Craven and his wife Windy of Thomasville; two daughters, Tracy Craven and Melissa Craven, both of Thomasville; six grandchildren, Brittany Clewis and her husband Kevin, Ryan Craven, Brianna Craven, Bailey Craven, Billie Jo Shively, and Cody Shively; three sisters, Pat Brown and her husband Bill of Thomasville, Betty Freeman of High Point, and Barbara Sutton and her husband Clifford of Lexington; five brothers, A.R. (Bud) Craven, Jr. and his wife Imogene of Archdale, the Rev. Albert Craven and his wife Joyce of Thomasville, Bobby Craven of High Point, Jerry’s twin brother, Terry Craven and his wife Billie of High Point and Charles (Butch) Craven and his wife Gail of Archdale. Also surviving is his beloved dog, Snowy. The funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. today (Dec. 1) at J.C. Green & Sons Chapel in Thomasville by the Rev. Albert Craven. Burial with military graveside rites will be rovided by the Randolph County Honor Guard at Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation was held Friday at the funeral home, but will be held other times at the home of the son, Scott Craven, 163 J.A. Jones Road, Thomasville. Memorials may be directed to the Davidson County Humane Society, PO Box 1791, Lexington, NC 27293. Online condolences may be made to the Craven family at www.jcgreenandsons.com
THOMASVILLE — Mrs. Frances Elizabeth Nichols Davis, 86, a resident of Thomasville passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2012. Frances was born March 27, 1926 in Thomasville, NC a daughter of the late Avery Wagoner Nichols and Lila Marie Farmer Nichols. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister, Evelyn Nichols Stewart; brothers, Arvel Avery Nichols and Linny Glenn Nichols. Frances was a lifelong resident of Thomasville and enjoyed shopping, going to the beach, and going to church. She was a member of Lexwin Baptist Church in Winston Salem and retired from High Point Furniture in 1988. On September 17, 1944 she married Charles Ray Davis who died April 10, 2007. Surviving are her daughters, Frances Arvella Davis Deaton and husband Elbert of Thomasville, Sharon Gayle Davis Worley and husband Larry James of Thomasville, Evelyn Marcalane Davis Hensley and husband Kermit Wayne of Wallburg; her son, Paul Ray Davis, Sr. and wife Toni Rebecca of Wallburg; 15 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at Lexwin Baptist Church in Winston-Salem with the Rev. Eric Goff and the Rev. Allen Barker officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Davis will remain at J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville until placed in the church thirty minutes prior to the service. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. today (Dec. 1) at the funeral home and at other times at their respective homes. Online condolences may be sent to the Davis family at www.jcgreenandsons.com.
THOMASVILLE — Mr. Buddy Hobart Griffie, 76, a resident of Fuller Mill Road North, died Friday morning, November 30, 2012 at his home. He was born on September 16, 1936 in Davidson County, a son of Charlie Griffie and Flora Bean Griffie. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and attended Hillside Park Baptist Church. Mr. Griffie was an active volunteer with the Fair Grove Fire Department and had previously served with the Pilot Fire Department for a total of 47 years. On September 9, 1972, he was married to Judy Gale Grubb, who survives of the home. Also surviving are daughters, Layne Craver and husband Brad of Winston-Salem and Bobbie DiPilato and husband Dan of Thomasville; sons, Kevin English and wife Janet of Trinity and Randy Griffie of Wallburg; a sister, Shirley Eddinger and husband David of Thomasville; a brother, Franklin Don Griffie of Reeds; grandchildren, Bryan Hughes, Krysti Griffie, Paul Griffie, Megan Griffie, Jordan Parrish, Iveigh Parrish, Jude Byerly, Cierra DiPilato and Scott DiPilato; and a great-grandson, David Finnerty. Mr. Griffie will remain at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville until taken to Fair Grove Fire Department, 211 Cedar Lodge Road, Thomasville, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday and at other times at the home. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Fair Grove Fire Department or to Hillside Park Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 441, Thomasville, NC 27361. Online condolences may be sent to www.jcgreenandsons.com.
LEXINGTON — Margaret Southern Rider, 88, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at the Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington.
The funeral service will be held at 4p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at Psalms 91 Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Psalm 91 Church and other times at the home of the son on Riverview Road, Lexington. Davidson Funeral Home is serving the family.
Arlene C. Walker
LEXINGTON — Arlene Curry Walker, 91, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012,at Lexington Health Care.
The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at Becks Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in Becks Lutheran Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:30 in the church parlor prior to the service, however, the body will lie in state at Davidson Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at Becks Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in Becks Lutheran Cemetery.
THOMASVILLE — James (Jim) D. Wallace, 78, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012.
Service arrangements are incomplete. J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville is assisting the family.