Friday, November 30

Fred Reece Hepler Dies

THOMASVILLE- Fred Reese Hepler, 88, passed away November 29, 2012 at his residence. Family will receive friends from 12:00 – 2:00 pm Monday, December 3, 2012 at Thomasville Funeral Home followed by a chapel service at 2:00 pm with Pastor Gary Myers officiating. Burial will follow at Holly Hill Memorial Park. Born July 21, 1924 in Davidson County to the late Reid and Claudie Scarlett Hepler. Preceded in death by brothers, Hollis Hepler, Gene Hepler and Tony Hepler. Survived by a son, Wayne Hepler; brother, Loyd Hepler and wife Norma; sisters, Doris Duncan and husband Charden, Inez Swing and husband Claude and Clarice Phillips and husband James. Direct line to Briles: John & Hannah Briles Hepler.

Main Databases Updated

The main databases have been updated to include works on Hill, Pierce, Everhart, Briles, Parrish, Hunt, Wood and Gallimore Surnames. This major update includes the latest passings and extensive work on the Robert Japser Pierce lineage along with his grandfather, Eli Pierce and father Jesse William Pierce! "Our main mission is to promote genealogy research and the preservation of family history"

Wednesday, November 28

Mildred Queen Wood Dies

Mildred Queen Wood, age 96, of Lexington passed away Tuesday night at her home. Funeral service will be held 11:00 am Friday in the Davidson Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Richard Barker officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Memorial Park. Family will receive friends Thursday night at Davidson Funeral Home from 6:00 until 8:00 pm. Born in Davidson County, March 24, 1916 to Lorenzo Dowe Queen and Grace Crotts Queen; preceded in death by her first husband; Lewis A. Rumley and second husband Russell (Bill) Wood and a brother, Richard Murphy Queen. Surviving are; sons, Robert Dowe (Rum) Rumley of Welcome and Richard Curtis Rumley and wife Eugenia of Arcadia, Russell Grant Wood of Lexington; grandchildren, Scott Rumley and wife Lisa, Russell Rumley, Grace Long and husband Jeff and Richard Rumley and wife April; great-grandchildren, Scott Rumley, II, Jessica Rumley Ramirez and husband Edwin, Corporal Kayla Rumley Daube and husband Corporal Tyler Daube both of the USMC, Dillon Rumley, Destany Long and Nathan Rumley; great-great-grandson, Brayden Daube. No direct line to Briles

Michael Page Hill & Diane Presnell Hill

Michael Page Hill, age 42, of Asheboro died Thursday, November 22, 2012 at his home. Family will receive friends on Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 12:30-1:30 PM at Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro, NC. Funeral services will follow on Saturday at 2:00 PM at the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Tim Pheagin officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery. Native of Asheboro, preceded in death by his mother Diane Hill. Survived by his daughter, Logan Paige Hill of Asheboro; father, Bobby Hill of Asheboro; brothers, Brian Hill of Asheboro and Greg Hill of Lexington. No direct line to Briles. His mother passed just 4 days before.

His mothers Death notice: Diane Page Presnell Hill, age 72, of Asheboro died Sunday, November 18, 2012 at Randolph Health & Rehabilitation. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Pugh Funeral Home of Asheboro, NC. Funeral services will follow on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dale Kennedy officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery. Born in Asheboro on November 17, 1940 to the late Joseph Kipling and Ann Page Floyd Presnell; preceded in death by her brother Kip Presnell. Survived by her sons, Gregory Blake Hill and his wife Carolyn of Lexington, Michael Page Hill of Asheboro, Brian Caldwell Hill of Asheboro; grandchildren, Logan Page Hill of Asheboro, James Gregory Hill of Lexington, Anthony Victor Hill of Lexington; and 3 great grandchildren. No direct line to Briles

Eugene Reitzel “Shaker” Clark

Eugene Reitzel “Shaker” Clark, 82, of Asheboro, NC, 82, of Asheboro, passed Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at The Randolph Hospice House. Family will receive friends from 12 noon-1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at Ridge Funeral Home. A funeral service is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Tom Britt and the Rev. Mark Osborne officiating. Burial will follow at Randolph Memorial Park in Asheboro. Native of Guilford County, born Oct. 6, 1930. He was the son of the late Daniel Archie Clark and Ina Sirona Pierce Clark; preceded in death by sisters, DeEtte Clanton and Doris Jarrell. Survived by his wife, Janice Burrow Clark, of the home; sisters, Iris “Bo-D” Morgan and husband, Jennings, Kay C. Outen, all of Asheboro; brothers, Kenneth “Kessie” Clark and wife, Pat, Ronnie Clark, all of Asheboro; special relative, Belinda Alcon Lambert; and numerous nieces and nephews. NOTE: This is a direct Briles line to Ansel & Mary Briles Pearce. We are currently working on this line which includes Robert Jasper Pierce who is Eli & Ann Nance Pierce's grandson. Eli belongs to Ansel....

Hallie Lucille Lanier Skeen Passes

Hallie Lucille Lanier Skeen, age 82, of Randleman passed Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro. Visitation will be at Pugh Funeral Home, in Randleman Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 6;00 - 8:00 pm. A celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, November 30, 2012 at 11:00 am at Level Cross United Methodist Church in Randleman with Rev. Ernest Mangum, Rev. Jason Prevatte and Rev. Carroll Lupton officiating. Burial will follow at Randolph Memorial Park, Asheboro. Native of Randolph County born on October 16, 1930; preceded in death by her husband, Noah R. Skeen. Survived by her son; Everette Skeen and his wife Vickie of Randleman, daughter: Joyce Mangum and her husband Ernest of Randleman, daughter Sandra Davis and her husband Tommy of Archdale, son: Wayne Skeen and his wife Carol of Gibsonville, son Kenneth Skeen and his wife Madorie of Archdale, and son Dean Skeen and his wife Donna of Pleasant Garden; 13 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; sisters: Helen Taylor of Greensboro, Sue Connor of Randleman, Marge Brietbach of Battle Creek, MI; brother: Allen Lanier and his wife Janice of Asheboro. No direct line to Briles.

Tuesday, November 27

Roger Briles is "Mr. Blinkie"

Roger Briles, son of the late Fred Perry & Melba Lowdermilk Briles was featured yesterday on Fox 8 News! Roger Briles is the creator of "Blinkies", the feature Christmas lights in the City of Kernersville and across NC. Roger is my second cousin! Congrats Roger on the 'Blinkies'! Links to Mr. Blinkies Note: Fred Briles is the brother of Rex Briles, my grandfather!

Martha Farlow Hodgin Passes

Martha Farlow Hodgin, 92, of Greensboro, died Monday, November 26, 2012 at Randolph Hospice Home in Asheboro. Born, June 28, 1920 in Randolph County, a daughter to the late Joseph Walter Farlow and Edna Farlow Farlow. On November 20, 1942 she married Willard L. Hodgin, who preceded her in death in 2002. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by four brothers, Raymond, Stanley, James and Roy Farlow and three sisters, Margaret F. Davis, Verda Farlow and Clarece Farlow. She was a member of Centre Friends Meeting. Survived by one daughter, Sue Lewis of Randleman; one granddaughter, Julie Stubblefield and her husband, Glenn of Randleman; one grandson, Jeffery David Hatchel of Randleman; one brother, Joseph Farlow of Trinity; two great granddaughters, Chloe Stubblefield and Trinity Hatchel and one great grandson, Jesse Hatchel. No direct line to Briles. Family in databases.

Edwin Ray Gallimore

E. Ray Gallimore, age 84 of Gallimore Road, Denton, NC died Sunday, November 25 at his residence. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, November 28 at Gravel Hill Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Danny Hosler and Rev. James Draughn. Burial will follow in Gravel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will see friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton. Born in Davidson County on December 4, 1927 to Edmund Gallimore and Lillie Beatrice Dunning Gallimore. He was married to Eddith Snider Gallimore who died March 30, 2012. He was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Lorie Ann Gallimore, by a brother, Reece Gallimore and by sisters, Jessie Franks and Mildred Nance. Survived by a daughter Donna G. Lowe and husband Sydney of Asheboro; by grandchildren Bradley Lowe and wife Anissa and Jeffrey Lowe and wife Mendi; by 3 great grandchildren; a brother Robert Gallimore of Linwood; sisters Virgie Jackson and Jeweldean Franks and husband Leo of Denton and Gladys Metters of Lexington. No direct line to Briles

Monday, November 26

Blanche Parrish Bray Dies; Line to Briles

Blanche Parrish Bray, age 86 formerly of Bescher Chapel Road, Trinity, NC passed today, Monday, November 26 at Carillon Assisted Living in Asheboro.cA graveside service will be held 4:00 PM Wednesday at Pierce’s Chapel Primitive Baptist church Cemetery with Mr. Mac Summey, Jr. officiating. The family will see friends 6:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton. Born June 13, 1926 in Randolph County to Onslow Parrish and Velora Wood Parrish; preceded her in death by her husband Robert Bray. Survived by a son, Bobby Joe Bray and wife Gail of Denton; daughter Wanda Bray Wall and husband Walter of Winston-Salem; 3 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Direct line to Briles:George and Elizabeth Robbins Briles.

Pauline Farlow Allred

Pauline Farlow Allred, age 89, of Randleman died Saturday, November 24, 2012 at Carillon Assisted Living of Asheboro. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 from 6 to 8 PM at Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 2 PM with Rev. Bill Barnes officiating. Burial will follow the service at Randolph Memorial Park in Asheboro. Born July 16, 1923 in Sophia the daughter of Lawrence E. and Mary Blanche Hill Farlow. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Ervin Monroe Allred, sisters, Clarice Farlow McDowell and Clata Hardin, brother, Raeford Farlow. Survived by daughters: Patricia Ann Cagle and husband Clinton of Randleman and Vickie Allred Hinesley and husband Steve of Asheboro; grandchildren: Terry Lee Swaney of Ramseur, Dwayne Edward Swaney, Rhonda Gayle Maynard and Bradley Hinesley all of Asheboro and Brandy Beck of Seagrove; 7 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; sisters: Virgie Coltrane and Earlene Taylor both of Sophia and Wilma Cook of Asheboro. No direct line to Briles

Saturday, November 24

Clarence Kent Ridge Dies

Clarence Kent Ridge, 73, resident of the Jackson Creek community, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 23, 2012, at Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington. A funeral service is scheduled for 2:00 pm Monday, November 26, 2012, at Pleasant Union Community Church with Rev. Danny Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Tabor Memorial Chapel Cemetery. Born on December 30, 1938, the only child of Clarence C. and Carrie Royals Ridge. Survived by his wife of 54 years, Carroll Voncannon Ridge, of the home; daughters, Sharon R. Hughes and husband, Jeff, Rhonda R. Maness and husband, John, Deanna R. Parks and husband, Kevin, all of Jackson Creek. His pride and joy were his four grandchildren, Leah and Hannah Hughes, and Kelly and Carson Maness. No direct line to Briles.

Winfred O'Neil Hunt, Jr. Dies

Winfred O'Neil Hunt, Jr., age 68, of Asheboro died Friday, November 23, 2012 at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro. Funeral services will be held Monday, November 26, 2012 at 2:00 PM at the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel, 437 Sunset Avenue in Asheboro with Dr. Jody Harrison and Rev. Jimmy Shirlen officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. Born July 11, 1944 in Randolph County, NC, the son of the late Winfred O'Neil Hunt, Sr. and Marie Kindley Hunt; preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Wayne Hunt. Survived by his daughter: Ashley Hunt of Asheboro, NC and two sons: Joel Alan Hunt and Ryan O'Neil Hunt of Asheboro, NC, Grandchildren, Jody Neal Hunt and Emma Grace Haywood. Direct line to Briles. Ansel & Mary Briles Pearce via Kindley

Friday, November 23

Lottie Kaye Ward Everhart Dies

Lottie Kaye Ward Everhart, 70, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at Hinkle Hospice House after a brief illness. A celebration of her life will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Pilgrim Reformed Church; Rev. James Kent officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Davidson Funeral Home. Born in Davidson County on May 15, 1942, to John Daniel Ward and Lottie Eva Ann Fritts Ward; preceded in death by her parents; sister Jackie W. Farabee; brothers Ed Ward, Dan Gray Ward, Archie Ward and Buford Ward. Surviving are her daughters, Amy Tharp and Tina Poindexter and husband Gene, all of Lexington; grandchildren Cayce Poindexter and Dustin Tharp; sisters Edith Truitt, Ruth Jolly and Doris Hedrick and husband Willis, all of Lexington, and Mary Workman and husband David of Thomasville; brother John Ray Ward and wife Dorcas of Lexington and former husband Scott Everhart; and brother- and sisters-in-law Robert Farabee, Margaret Ward, Sarah Ward, Margaret "Vononia" Ward and Ruth Ward. No direct line to Briles. Family in databases.

Monday, November 19

Jason Edsel Everhart Dies

Jason Edsel Everhart, 77, passed Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at Lexington Health Care of Lexington. Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Second Reformed United Church of Christ by the Rev. Dr. William B. Shrout Sr.; Burial will follow in Forest Hill Memorial Park. Born Dec. 13, 1934, in Davidson County to the late Jason Harper Everhart and Mary Merle Miller Everhart; preceded in death by his sons Teddy Everhart and Toby Everhart. Surviving are his wife, Alice (Polly) Swing Everhart; son Tim Everhart and wife Michelle of Lexington; six grandchildren, Misty, T. J., Randall, Angela, Chelae, Anthony; and eight great-grandchildren. NO direct line to Briles; family in databases.

Pauline Watford Martin Dies

Pauline Watford (Polly) Martin, 98 of Thomasville died Sunday November, 18, 2012 at Pine Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation. A celebration of life service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at Liberty Baptist Church with Rev. David Bowman officiating. Born February 8, 1914 in Davidson County a daughter of the late John Ray Watford and Lillie Hepler Watford. She was married February 20, 1937 to Ben F. Martin who preceded her in death July 10, 2001. Also she was preceded in death by five brothers Carl, Austin, Jack, J.R. and S. C. Watford. Surviving are one daughter, Nancy M. Woods and husband Harold of Thomasville; one son, John A. Martin of Thomasville; one grandson, Rodger Woods and wife Patti of Harmony; two great-grandchildren Emily Woods and Joshua Woods. One brother, Roy Watford and wife Hannah of Thomasville; two nieces Danita Gordon (Mike) and Lorie Brooks (Danny) and two nephews, Gary Watford and Jeffrey Watford (Brenda). No direct line to Briles. Family in Databases

Phyllis Miller Gillispie Lewellyn

Phyllis Miller Gillispie Lewellyn, age 73, of Asheboro passed Saturday , November 17, 2012 at Clapps Convalescent Nursing Home, Asheboro. Funeral will be Tuesday, November 20th at 11:00 AM at Pugh Funeral Home Chapel IN Asheboro with Pastor Johnny R. Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in Huldah Baptist Church Cemetery, Asheboro. A native of Randolph County on July 5, 1939 to the late Howard and Hazel Davis Miller; predeceased by her husbands, Johnny Gillispie and R.J. Lewellyn, sisters Doris Dowd and Carlene Lamb, and brothers Max and Lloyd Miller. Survived by her daughter: Laura Gillispie of Asheboro, NC, sister: Zelma Reeder of Randleman, NC, brother and his wife, Steve and Becky Miller of Asheboro, NC; sister and her husband, Dianne and Steve Hayes of Winston- Salem, NC and nieces and nephews. Direct line to Briles: Frances Ellen Briles Miller (Ben Franklin Miller)

Cynthia Ann Beck Martin Dies

Cynthia Ann Beck Martin, 55, of Winston-Salem, passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date. Born in Davidson County on June 13, 1957, to the late James Vernon and Helen Whitlock Beck. Survived by her husband of 38 years, Jerry Wayne Martin Sr.; three sons, Jerry Wayne Martin Jr.; Travis James Martin and Tabitha; and Bradley Aaron Martin; a stepson, Chris Berrier; a sister, Brenda Beck Clary; three grandchildren, Taehlyn Grey Martin, Tucker James Martin and Jacob Ashton Martin; and her mother-in-law, Mary T. Martin. NO direct line to Briles. Family in databases.

Friday, November 16

Sharon Diana Briles Passes

Sharon Diana Briles "Auntie Sharon" passed suddenly in Oakland, CA on November 1, 2012. Born in Alturas, CA on May 2, 1945 to late Lily and Ray Briles and her sister of Colleen Briles. No funeral information released. Death notice posted today in California.

Thursday, November 15

William “Bill” Briles Dies

DERBY- William “Bill” Briles, 80, passed away suddenly Monday, November 12, 2012. Visitation 1-8pm Friday, November 16, with family present 4-6pm; funeral service 10am Saturday, November 17, both at Smith Mortuary in Derby, KS. Interment to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Derby, KS. Born June 15, 1932 in Buffalo, Kansas he was preceded in death by his parents, Ezekiel and Gertrude (Smith) Briles, and his brother Donald. Survived by his wife of 58 years, Virginia Lee (Van Cleave) Briles; sister, Louis Briles of Tucson Arizona; son, Mark and wife Gina; grandsons, Jake and Justin of Derby, KS; son, Scott and wife Carolyn; grandsons Conrad and Chase of Leesburg, Virginia. VETERAN AND SILENT KEY (HAM RADIO: W0OQC)

Wednesday, November 14

Donald Ray Fritts

Donald Ray Fritts, age 81, of Denton passed Tuesday, November 13 at Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington following a brief illness. Funeral service will be 2:00 pm Saturday, November 17 at Central United Methodist Church with Rev. Benny Clodfelter and Mr. Wayne Markham officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Friday at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton. Born May 13, 1931 in Randolph County to Carl and Daisy Beck Fritts. He was preceded in death by his wife and sweetheart Rita Jill Wright Fritts who died February 7, 2009. Survived by four sons, Larry Fritts and wife Michelle of Louisburg, Danny Fritts of Thomasville, Tommy Fritts and wife Teresa of Denton and Tim Fritts and wife Susan of San Diego, California, one brother, Dempsey Fritts of Thomasville and one sister Mary Clark of Arkansas, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. No direct line to Briles.

Monday, November 12

Guy Leroy Briles Dies

Guy Leroy Briles, age 80, of Aumsville, Oregon passed away November 6, 2012. Memorial service will be Saturday, November 17 at 2 p.m. in the Bethel Baptist Church in Aumsville. Born June 6, 1932 Marion County, Oregon to the late Dewey Sylvester Briles and Bertha Leimkuhl Briles. He was preceded in death by a son, Steven Mitchell Briles on December 13, 2011. Surviving is his wife Lori McTigert Briles, son Kevin Briles and daughter Monica Briles and a host of grandchildren. Death notice written by R. Trent Briles. No notice available from Funeral Home.

Willa Dean Snider Cagle

DENTON — Willa Dean Snider Cagle, 88, of Denton, passed Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at her residence. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at Gravel Hill Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Danny Hosler and the Rev. Gerald Ward. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Family will see friends from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at Briggs Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Born Aug. 13, 1924, in Randolph County to Clyde Snider and Hazel Latham Snider. Preceded in death by her parents; by a son, Nathan Cagle; brothers, Ralph Snider and Burrell Snider; and a sister, Eddith Gallimore. Survived by her husband of 69 years, Paul Cagle, of the home; daughters, Geraldean Varner and Joyce McDowell, both of Asheboro; brothers, Richard Snider and wife, Judy, of Denton, Raeford Snider and wife, Jenny, of Asheboro; sisters, Susie Cook, of Fort Mill, S.C. and Nancy Skeen and husband, Donald, of Denton; and grandchildren, Vickie Massingale, Dale Cagle, Darrell Cagle, Dennis Varner, Shelia Lynch, Greg Varner and Sherry Johnson; daughter-in-law, Bonnie Cagle; 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. No direct line to Briles

Shirley Farris Kindley Dies

Shirley Farris Kindley, age 66, a resident of Westwood Health Care, passed away in the health care center. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012 at 2:00 PM in J. C. Green & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville. The interment will be in Hughes Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will be at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 PM. Born March 18, 1946 in Davidson Co., NC daughter of the late Charlie Dawes Kindley and Ruby Jewell Yarborough Kindley; preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Bonnie Deweese and a brother, Terry Lee Kindley. Surviving are one sister, Saundra Smith and husband Lloyd of Thomasville; three brothers, Ronnie Kindley and Michael Kindley and wife Rebecca all of Thomasville and Keith Kindley and wife Carolyn of Denton; several nieces and nephews; special niece, Cindy Martin of Thomasville and a special nephew, Johnny Deweese of Thomasville. Briles Line Shadrach & Margaret Briles Kindley

Sunday, November 11

Our Beloved Betty Cameron Morrison Passes in Scotland

"When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure." This is true when our beloved Elizabeth Bushnell "Betty" Cameron Morrison became a treasure on November 6, 2012. Betty took the steps to glory in Oakley, Fife, Scotland and leaves many family and friends to honor her memory. Memorial services will be held in Oakley on November 15, 2012 and it is the wishes of Betty to be cremated. Born January 17, 1926 in Scotland, the oldest of eight to the late Charles Millan & Beatrice Hampton Cameron. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Johnny Morrison, sons Iaian & Tommy Morrison, brothers Charles & Tommy Cameron. Left on this earth to carry on with grace are her children, Dawn Cowan Morrison Culver and her husband Ralph; Edward Morrison, Chrissy Morrison, David Morrison, Robbie Morrison, Catherine Morrison, Helen and Joyce Morrison; Sisters, Margaret Cameron Tavendale, Sheila Cameron Spellman (Johnny Spellman), Catherine Cameron Briles (James Rex Briles); Brothers James Hampton "Mickey" Cameron and Garry Cameron (Mary McLean). Also left to cherish our loved one is a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews! "We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body." Betty is my aunt and sister to my mother Catherine Cameron Briles. We are deeply saddened at the passing of Betty and ask for prayers for our family. May God place his hands on our grieving family and give us strength to carry on with precious memories of Betty. God Speed!

Tuesday, November 6

Change in Policy for Message Board

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Margaret Hill Norton Dies

Margaret Hill Norton passed Tuesday, November 6, 2012 in the High Point Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 11 A.M. in West End United Methodist Church with Rev. Myra Ward and Rev. Bill Medlin officiating. Burial will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Norton will remain at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home until the service hour. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Born November 21, 1925 in Davidson County, N.C., a daughter of Cleveland Cletus Hill and Elizabeth Brinkley Hill. In 1946 she was married to Joe H. Yokeley, who died April 2, 1979. In 1986 she married James G. Norton, who died November 1, 1997. In addition to her parents and husbands, she was also preceded in death by sisters, Rebecca (Becky) Leonard and Joan Hester. Surviving are sons, Steve Yokeley and wife Martha and Chris Yokeley and wife Suzan, both of Thomasville; grandchildren, Scott Yokeley and wife Kelle, Eric Yokeley and wife Jessica, Jonathan Yokeley and wife Heather and Erin Yokeley; six great-grandchildren; Step-daughters, Jean DeLaSerna of Pennsylvania and Carolyn Saylor and husband Cliff of Virginia; step-sons, James Norton and wife Betsy of Tennessee, David Norton and wife Diane of Georgia, and Doug Norton and wife Sally of Charlotte; sixteen step-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren.