Saturday, October 29

Transcription Complete on Mt. Gilead UMC Cemetery

The BIN has completed the online transcription of Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church Cemetery. You can view the listing and markers by clicking on this link

Donald Reece Pierce Passes

Donald Reece Pierce, age 68 of Lexington, NC died Friday, October 28 at his residence. Family will see friends from 5 to 7 PM Sunday at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton Funeral service will be held Monday, October 31, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Hughes Grove Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Brian Workman and burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. Born June 15, 1943 in Randolph County to Royce Reece Pierce and Millie Barnes Pierce. He was married to Faye Varner Pierce who died July 13, 1998 and was also preceded in death by a son, Steven Pierce on June 27, 1998. Survived by a daughter Donna Barringer and husband Ricky of Denton and a daughter-in-law, Amy Pierce of Lexington; brothers Dolan Pierce of Thomasville, and Charles Pierce of Lexington; sisters Jewel Watford and Louise Elberson both of Thomasville, Pauline Gordon and Mary Hughes both of Farmer; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Jerona “Jerri” Lucas Passes

Jerona “Jerri” Lucas, 85, passed October 27th, 2011. Funeral is 3:00, October 29, 2011 at Ridge Chapel with the Rev. Greg Arnold officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery. Born July 16, 1926 in Randolph County, the daughter of the late Jonah Lucas and Lula Hogan Lucas. Preceded in death by her brother, Dale Lucas, sisters, Nettie Parks and Mozelle Briles. She is survived by her sister Jean Teague of Asheboro, Erma Sewell of Laurinburg, and sister-in-law, Bertha Lucas and family of Pisgah; nieces Andrea Briles, Deborah Albright, Cindy Hilliard, and Barbara King of Asheboro, Marilyn Auman of Greensboro, Dean Parrish of Charlotte, Phylis Clark of Laurinburg, Brenda Smith of South Carolina, and Kathy Ingram of Georgia; nephews Don Briles and Dan Parks of South Carolina, and Larry Parks of Asheboro; great niece and nephew Kacie and Saegan Hilliard of Asheboro; and God-daughter Peggy Cox Trogdon of Asheboro.

Tuesday, October 25

Velna Hilton Eddinger Beck Passes

Velna Hilton Eddinger Beck, 92, passed Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at Wake Forest Baptist Health — Lexington Medical Center. Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hedrick's Grove United Church of Christ by the Rev. William Sowers. Burial will follow in the Fairview United Methodist Church Cemetery in Thomasville. Born Sept. 9, 1919, in Davidson County to Kearney Lorenzo Hilton and Sophronia Ball Hilton. She was married to Clarence Reid Eddinger, who passed away in 1946. In 1950, she married Charlie Lee Beck, who also preceded her in death, as well as her brothers, Bernie Hilton and Leighton Hilton, and her sisters, Olieta Ball and Louise Sue Cranford. Survived by her son, Billy Reid Eddinger and wife Jonell of Lexington; her daughters, Sybil Eddinger Koonts and husband Will and Gay Eddinger Farrell, all of Lexington; her brother, Wilfred L. Hilton of Thomasville; her grandchildren, Reid Eddinger and wife Diane, Sean Farrell, Tracie Anderson and husband Kevin, Brian Michael Koonts and wife Meredith and Jill Anderson and husband Carter; and her great-grandchildren, Brandi Eddinger, Austin Eddinger, Kinsley Caroline Anderson, Beckham Anderson, Molly Hilton Koonts, Jacob Michael Koonts, Jessica Farrell and Tristan Farrell.

No direct line to Briles

Monday, October 24

Obits Moved to Board

A code error has forced us to move the obituary page to the message board. We have not decided if this move will be permanent. We have over 16 pages of death notices compiled over the last five years and for some reason the code on the page is not allowing us to continue with posting. The BIN will post all death notices on the message board until we can figure something out! Thank you for your patience!

Henry Junior Beck Dies

Henry Junior Beck, age 82, passed away Monday, October 24, 2011 at Wake Forest Baptist Health-Palliative Care in Winston Salem. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday October 26, 2011 at First Reformed United Church of Christ with Rev. Robin Keating and Dr. Lee Jessup officiating. Burial will follow in Lexington City Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Davidson Funeral Home, Lexington from 6-8 pm Tuesday and at other times at the home. Born in Davidson County, February 5, 1929 to John Henry Beck and Ollie Everhart Loggins Beck. Preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Frank Loggins and Leonard Beck; sisters, Lillie Beck Crotts and Inez Beck Fritts. Surviving are; his wife, Juanita Bates Beck of the home; in-laws, Peggy Bates, Marzell Crotts, Brenda Bates, Jack Kennedy, J.W. and Betty Bates; special nieces and nephew, Susan Odom, Donna Younts, Glenda Hobbs and Gary Bates and many other loved and cherished nieces and nephews.

Tuesday, October 18

Samuel Kenneth Rush Dies

HIGH POINT-Samuel Kenneth “Ken” Rush, 80, passed Monday, October 17, 2011 at High Point Regional Hospital. A celebration of life funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 21, 2011 at Cumby Family Funeral Service; Ken Clegg officiating. Burial will follow in Deep River Friends Meeting Cemetery. A visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Born September 14, 1931 in Randolph County, a son of the late Ernest and Effie (Kinley) Rush. Survived by his wife Patsy Hodgin Rush; a daughter, Debbie Rich and husband, Mark of High Point; two grandsons, Chris Beeson and wife, Shelly of New London, NC, and Matthew Rich and wife, Julie of High Point; two great grandsons, Connor Beeson and Austin Rich; four sisters, Cleo Myers and husband, Frank of Archdale, Peggy Hill of Archdale, Ann Poarch and husband, James of Valdese, NC, and Mary Lou George of High Point; two sister-in-laws, Jackie and Donna Sue Rush; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold and Ermon Rush; and a sister Paraleigh Welborn

Thursday, October 13

John P. Lopp Dies

John P. Lopp Jr., 93, passed Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at Brookstone Retirement Center. A funeral will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Center Hill Baptist Church followed by a graveside service at Forest Hill Memorial Park. Born Oct. 5, 1918, in Davidson County to John Peter Lopp and Della Mae Stephens Lopp. Preceding John in death were his parents and two brothers, William Allen Lopp and Flowerest "Buck" Lopp.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Elsie Joyce Cope Lopp of the home; sons John Peter Lopp III and wife Ann MacDonald Lopp of Salisbury and Robert Daniel Lopp and wife Linda Murphy Lopp of Lexington; sisters Opal Lopp Smith and husband Jesse Smith and Imogene Lopp Zeilman and husband George Zeilman; brother Leonard Lopp and wife Gaynell Jarrett Lopp; grandchildren Sissy Cassady and husband Michael, Elizabeth Freeland and husband Michael, Maggie Brenseke, Dan Lopp and Michael Lopp; and great-grandchildren Christopher and Katie Cassady, Mackenzie and Madelyne Brenseke and Hannah Freeland.