Obituaries (Nov 29)

Nov. 28, 2012 @ 05:18 PM

 


Arnold Osteen

Arnold Clingman Osteen, 95, of High Point, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, in California.

He was born Oct. 12, 1917, a son of Glover and Isabelle Ward Osteen. He was a Navy veteran and served on a destroyer in the Pacific and in the Aleutian Islands during World War II. He retired from Silver Knit Hosiery and was a member of the First Baptist Church of High Point.

He was preceded in death by his parents. Surviving are a son, Kenneth Arnold Osteen and wife Sally and a granddaughter,  all of Los Angeles, Calif.; and a brother, John Osteen of Archdale.

The funeral was held Sunday, Nov. 18, at First Baptist Church of High Point and officiated by the Rev. Bruce Hartgrove. Burial was in Floral Garden Memorial Park.

Condolences may be made at www.cumbyfuneral.com.

Mary Gonteski

Mary Jane Grant Gonteski, 36, of Archdale, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at High Point Regional Hospital.

She was born Aug. 30, 1976, in Guilford County, a daughter of Denver Ray and Dorothy English Grant.

She was preceded in death by her father. Surviving are her husband of 14 years, Ronnie Gonteski of the home; her mother of Archdale; a sister, Connie Heath and husband Barry of High Point; and other close family members.

A celebration of life service was held Sunday, Nov.18, in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale and officiated by the Rev. Amos Mashburn. Burial was in Landmark Baptist Church cemetery.

Condolences may be made at www.cumbyfuneral.com.

Lowell Madden

Lowell Esker Hembree, 97, of High Point, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.

She was born May 19, 1915, in Hart County, Ga. She was a member of Springfield Baptist Church, where she attended the Sunday school and for several years was a choir member. She retired from Crowne Hosiery Mill in High Point.

On October 19, 1930, she married Curtis Teasley Madden, who died in 1992 after 61 years of marriage. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Parker Hembree; three sisters, Belle Ethridge, Mary Lou Kay and Louise Ankerich; and a granddaughter, Toni Madden Hill.

Surviving are two children, Curtis Teasley Madden Jr. and wife Betty and Shirley Madden Bishop and husband Gary of Archdale; a brother, Joseph Hembree Jr.; a sister, Hazel McLain; four grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held Saturday, Nov. 17, in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale and officiated by the Rev. Bobby Loving. Burial was in Floral Garden Memorial Park.

Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Randolph County, 416 Vision Drive, Asheboro, NC 27203.

Condolences may be sent to www.cumbyfuneral.com.

William Schwan

William Joseph “Bill” Schwan, 90, of Randleman, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at Randolph Hospice House.

He was born Aug. 22, 1922, Brantford County, Ont., a son of Herbert Otto and Vivian Louise Brand Schwan. He was a member of Covenant Christian Church where he was a Sunday school supervisor and teacher, an ordained teacher and treasurer. He was a World War II Air Force veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Thelma Schwan.

Surviving are two daughters, Kay Kiser and husband Rick of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Hilda Hill and husband Barry of Asheboro; five sons, Charles Tedder of Trinity, Toby Tedder of Asheboro, Gary Schwan of Charleston, S.C., Joseph Schwan and wife Sandra of Winston-Salem and Michael Schwan of High Point; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held Saturday, Nov. 17, at Covenant Christian Church with Bishop Donnie Bledsoe officiating. Burial with military honors provided by Randolph County Honor Guard was in Randolph Memorial Park. Memorials may be sent to the Covenant Christian Church, 1565 Covenant Mountain Road, Asheboro, NC 27203.

Condolences may be made at www.ridgefuneralhome.com.

Zelpha Lingerfelt

Zelpha Pawnee Ward Lingerfelt, 88, of High Point, died Friday Nov. 16, 2012, at Hospice Home at High Point.

She was born in Pickens County, S.C., a daughter of William F. and Katie Cash Ward. She was a member of Trindale Baptist Church. She retired from No-Sag Springs.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 38 years, Charlie Grover Lingerfelt; and three siblings, Clara Wardlaw, Bud and Everette Ward; a son-in-law, William Cromer; and her companion of 15 years, Raymond Isom.

Surviving are three sons, Frank Charles Lingerfelt and wife Mary Ann of Sophia, Donald Loman Lingerfelt and wife Brenda of Archdale and Milton Ray Lingerfelt and wife Jennifer Woodard of Maryland; four daughters, Betty Lou Yeargin and husband Buddy of Virginia, Sandra Elaine East and husband Danny Ray of Archdale, Peggy Marie Johnson and husband Larry and Karen Darlene Cromer, all of Trinity; 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held Tuesday, Nov. 20, in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale and officiated by the Rev. Tony Moore. Burial was in Floral Garden Memorial Park. Memorials may be sent to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262.

Condolences may be made at www.cumbyfuneral.com.

Clarence Linthicum

Clarence Clinton Linthicum, 91, of Randleman, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at Hospice of the Piedmont.

He was born Dec. 26, 1920, in Randleman, a son of Lewis Baxter and Stella Welborn Linthicum. He was an Army veteran, having served during World War II in the European-African-Middle Eastern operations. He received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and seven other medals. He was the owner and operator of Linthicum’s Garage for 16 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Thomas Troy (Buck) Linthicum; and two sisters, Margaret Stevenson and Mary Hughes. Surviving are his wife of 72 years, Dorothy Russell Linthicum; a son, Larry Linthicum of Archdale; a daughter, Lynn Harris and husband Bill of Randleman; two granddaughters and two great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held Monday, Nov. 19, at Sophia Baptist Church and officiated by the Rev. Bill Barnes. Burial was in Randolph Memorial Park.

Memorials may be sent to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1803 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262.

Condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.

Doris Whitaker

Doris Jane Whitaker, 77, of High Point, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at her home.

She was born Dec. 9, 1934, in High Point, a daughter of Lacy and Radie Fields Underwood. She was employed by Winn Dixie for many years and was a Baptist.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Whitaker; a grandson, Allen Whitaker; and a sister, Phyllis Cornelius. Surviving are a daughter, Sandra Cliett of Archdale; two sons, Mike Whitaker and wife Tammy of High Point and Phil Whitaker and wife April of Archdale; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date at the William Booth Apartments. Memorials may be sent to the Guilford County Animal Shelter.

Condolences may be made at davisfuneralsandcremations.com.

Lorene Stacey

Lorene Stacey of Trinity died Sat., Nov. 17, 2012.

She was a daughter of Lee and Bertha Stacey. She was preceded in death by a loved one, Jim Testerman; her parents; and five brothers.

Surviving are a daughter, Betty Davis and husband Clint; three grandchildren; three sisters, twin sister Josephine Taylor of Trinity, Dorothy Traylor of Chucky, Tenn. and Gay Rogers and husband Gaylord of Jefferson, Ohio; six brothers, Bennie and wife Kathy of Trinity, Curtis of Trinity, Woodrow and wife Theresa of Troutman, Darrell and wife Brenda of Tennessee, Terry and wife Brenda of Virginia and Coy and wife Betty of West Virginia.

The funeral was held Tuesday, Nov. 20, in the chapel of Sechrest Funeral Service in Archdale. Burial was in Floral Garden Memorial Park.

Condolences may be made at www.sechrestfuneals.net.

Elizabeth McAdams

Elizabeth “Lib” Owen McAdams, 90, of High Point, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington.

She was born March 7, 1922, in Thomasville, a daughter of William Rose and Emma Clapp Owen. She attended public schools in Thomasville with perfect attendance. She graduated from Women’s College in Greensboro and taught typing and accounting in Reidsville. She worked for Smithdeal Realty as a bookkeeper and retired as an accountant from the Southern Furniture Exposition Building.

On Sept. 23, 1946, she married Lindley Clay McAdam, who died in 2003 after 50 years of marriage. Surviving are her sisters, Iris Harrison of Thomasville, Judy Hayes of Charlotte and Pat Hedrick of Raleigh; a brother, Bill Owen and his wife Peggy of Statesville; two children, Lynn Lee McAdams of Trinity and Mel Owen McAdams of Welcome; and two grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Nov. 24, at Memorial United Methodist Church in Thomasville and officiated by the Rev. Peggy A. Finch. Memorials may be sent to Memorial United Methodist Church, PO Box 428, Thomasville, NC 27361 or Hospice of Davidson County, 202 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292.

Condolences may be made at www.jcgreenandsons.com.

Lillie Linthicum

Lillie Tucker Linthicum, 87, of Sophia, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at Randolph Health & Rehabilitation in Asheboro.

She was a native of Randolph County and a member of Randleman Friends Meeting. She helped at Snyder Farms with meals for senior adults and political events. She was a member of the Randleman Senior Center.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Lee Linthicum. Surviving are two daughters, Sherron Linthicum and fiancée Peter Nowack of High Point and Phyllis Sechrest and husband David of Archdale; two sons, Bill Linthicum and Lee Linthicum and wife Ellen, all of Sophia; a sister, Christine Brantley of Asheboro; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held Saturday, Nov. 24, in the chapel of Pugh Funeral Home Chapel in Randleman and officiated by the Rev. Billy Britt. Burial was in Randolph Memorial Park.

Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Randolph County, PO Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204-0009 or American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

Condolences may be made at pughfuneralhome.com.

Dawn Hooper

Dawn Landrum Hooper, 67, of Thomasville, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at her home.

She was born Nov. 8, 1945, in Wilmington, a daughter of Hugh and Doris Landrum. She was a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, James Landrum.

Survivors include two children, Sherry Kinley and husband Ronald of Archdale and James “Dave” Stone and wife Melissa of Texas; a sister, Diana Lambert of Asheboro; a brother, Holland Landrum and wife Vicki of Thomasville; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, Nov. 21, in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale and officiated by the Rev. Amos Mashburn.

Condolences may be made at www.cumbyfuneral.com.

Julia Randolph

Julia Randolph, 70, of Archdale and formerly of Hope Mills, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at her home.

She was born Nov. 5, 1942, in St. Pauls, a daughter of Walter Lee Hair Sr. and Ruby Johnson Hair. She was of the Church of God Prophecy belief. She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, William Earl “Randy” Randolph.

Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Clarence Joe Randolph of the home; three children, Dedri Sparrow and husband Wendall of Eden, Scott Allen Randolph of Trinity and Linda Grove of High Point; three siblings, Walter Leo Hair Jr. and wife Betty Lou, Phyllis Saccareccia and husband Zack, all of Hope Mills, and Carl Lee Hair of Nebraska; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held Saturday, Nov. 24, in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service and officiated by the Rev. Wendell Sparrow. Burial was in Trinity Cemetery.

Condolences may be made at www.cumbyfuneral.com.

Clifton Fishel

Clifton Eugene “Cliff” Fishel, 68, of Trinity, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012.

He was born June 28, 1944, in Moore County, a son of Olin Evander and Mary Jenkins Fishel. He was an employee of Superior Wood Products for over 40 years and was a Baptist. He was a member of the Humane Society of Randolph County. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Rosa Watkins; and a brother, Olin Fishel Jr.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Waytt Fishel, whom he married Jan. 15, 1962; two sons, Greg Fishel of the home and Clayton Fishel and fiancée Terri Fisher of Mocksville; a grandson; a sister, Sarah Gladden of Missouri; a brother, Walter Fishel of South Carolina; and other close family members.

A celebration of life service was held Saturday, Nov. 24, at Archdale Assembly of God and officiated by Pastor Billy Myers.

Memorials may be sent to Humane Society of Randolph County, PO Box 4384, Asheboro, NC 27204.

Condolences may be made at www.cumbyfuneral.com.

Ruby Gilreath

Ruby Cisson Gilreath, 86, of Easley, S.C., died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Baptist Easley Hospital.

She was born in Pickens County, a daughter of James Edward and Addie Stone Cisson. She retired from Dan River Textiles after 45 years of service and was a former employee of The Southerner Restaurant. She was a member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Lewis Futrell; two brothers, two sisters and two grandsons.

Surviving are her husband, Clinton A. “Whitey” Gilreath; two sons, Alton Lee “Butch” Futrell of Six Mile and Raymond Edward Futrell (Bobbie) of Greenville; two daughters, Shirley Crittenden (Ralph) of Easley and Ellen Watson (Don) of Archdale; two sisters, Jessie Pressley (Allen) of Greenville and Alvertia Edwards of Virginia; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held Friday, Nov. 23, at St. Andrew United Methodist Church. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Robinson Funeral Home in Easley assisted the family.

Memorials may be sent to St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 309 Pelzer Highway, Easley, SC 29642 or Conrad Memorial Baptist Church, 1920 N. Centennial St., High Point, NC 27262.

Condolences may be made at www.robinsonfuneralhomes.com.