Obituaries March 12

Here is a listing of obituaries for March 12
Mar. 12, 2013 @ 12:42 PM

Joseph (Joe) Stephen Byrd
THOMASVILLE — Mr. Joseph (Joe) Stephen Byrd, 74, a resident of 913 Ball Park Road, died Sunday, March 10, 2013 at High Point Regional Hospital.
He was born on January 19, 1939 in Lenior, NC to Baxter Fred Byrd, Sr. and Lora Pruitt Byrd and had been a resident of Thomasville since 1957.  He was the owner and operator of Joe Byrd Construction since 1977 and a U.S. Navy veteran.  He was a fireman with The Thomasville Fire Department from 1967-1977 and was a member of Greenwood Baptist Church, the Couple’s Class, Young at Heart, and a member of the Thomasville Planning and Zoning Board for 10 years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sons, Joel S. Byrd and Mark S. Byrd; granddaughter, Lindsey T. Hipp; brothers, Bill Byrd, B. Fred Byrd, Jr., and Donald Byrd; and sisters, Eloise B. Jenkins and Esther Byrd.
On June 1, 1957, he married Peggy Harris, who survives of the home; also surviving are his son, Brian G. Byrd and wife Yvonne; daughter, Janet B. Lancaster and husband Michael; grandsons, Alex Byrd, Jacob Lancaster, Noah Lancaster, and Clint Byrd; granddaughters, Kristina B. Lowe and husband Steven, Rebekah Byrd, Nicole Hipp, and Jordan Byrd; great-grandson, Harrison Lowe; brother, James Byrd and wife Rita; sisters, Lillian B. Bartlett and Nancy Turbeville; and his pet and daily companion, Izzy.
A funeral service will be held at noon Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Greenwood Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael Ferguson officiating.  Interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery.  Mr. Byrd will remain at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville until taken to the church 30 minutes prior to the service.  The family will be at the funeral home on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. and at other times at the home.
Memorials may be directed to The Greenwood Baptist Men, PO Box 1088, Thomasville, NC 27361.  Online condolences may be sent to

Diane Margaret Nye
THOMASVILLE — Diane Margaret Nye, 63, a resident of Thomasville passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2013 in the Forsyth Medical Center.
Diane was born May 19, 1949 in Malone, New York a daughter of the late Ernest Edwin Nye and Marion Truedell Nye. She had made this area her home for the last thirty two years. Diane was a retired CPA having worked at the VA Administration in Salisbury, NC. She was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam era. Diane was a graduate of High Point University, class of 1989, an avid reader, enjoyed photography, liked to travel, and loved to keep up with family and friends through the internet sharing messages and pictures. She was patriotic and proud to be a veteran. She was also an organ donor.
Surviving are her sister, Sheila Nye of Randleman, NC; brothers, Gerald Deyette and wife Ruth of Trinity, NC, William Nye and wife Cynthia of Hilton Head Island, SC; best friend and caregiver Carolyn Atkins of Thomasville; many loving and caring nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2013 in the J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville with the Rev. Bynum Orr officiating. Interment will follow in the Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the N.C. Eye Bank, 3900 Westpoint Blvd. Suite F, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Online condolences may be sent to the Nye family at

Jeffery Yarborough
LEXINGTON — Jeffery Craver Yarborough, 61, died Saturday, March 9, 2013, after injuries received in a motorcycle accident.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at the Davidson Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service and other times at the home of his mother on S. NC Highway 150 in Lexington.