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Betty F. Barker

ASHEBORO – Betty Ann Barker, 74, of 400 Vision Drive, Asheboro, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008, at Randolph Hospital in Asheboro.

The funeral was held Jan. 22, 2008, at Crestview Wesleyan Church, with the Rev. Roger Riffe and the Rev. Gilbert Presnell officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery.

She was a native of Randolph County, the widow of James Barker, retired from Randolph Hospital and SunBridge Care & Rehabilitation and was a charter member of Crestview Wesleyan Church.

Surviving are her sons, Randy Barker, Rickie Barker, Roger Barker and Marty Barker, all of Asheboro; daughter, Karen Jacobs of Trinity; brothers, Jerry Frye of Ramseur and Wes Frye of High Point; sisters, Louise Martindale of Seagrove and Patty Walker of Asheboro; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph, P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, N.C. 27204-0009.



Patricia B. Breeden

ASHEBORO – Patricia Ann Bullard Breeden, 61, of 1034 Breeze Hill Road, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, at Randolph Hospital.

No services were held.

She was a native of Mecklenburg County and was formerly employed with Blue Bell and Klopman Mills.

Surviving are her husband, Tommy Anderson Breeden of Asheboro; daughters, Nicole Ranes of Asheboro, Cheryl Kinchen of Mooresville, Linda Easley of Red Feather, Colo., and Carleen Pacheco of Opelousas, La.; son, Ricky Breeden of Pueblo, Colo.; sister, Helen Pauline Hudson of Asheboro; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild.



Howard L. Brooks

STALEY – Howard L. Brooks died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, at Randolph Hospital.

The funeral was held Jan. 16, 2008, at Oliver's Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in Staley. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Angela Brooks of the home; sons, Derek Brooks of Kernersville and Marlon Brooks of Virginia; sister, Sharon Brooks of Greensboro; brothers, William Brooks and Henry Brooks, both of Staley, Kenneth Brooks and Lonnie Brooks, both of Greensboro; seven grandchildren.



George E. Bullard

ASHEBORO – George Ernest Bullard, 53, of 1034 Breezehill Road, Apt. 7-A, Asheboro, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, at his home.

No services were held.

He was a native of Richmond County and a U.S. Army veteran.

Surviving are his sons, Tim Bullard of Alamogordo, N.M., and Brad Bullard of El Paso, Texas; mother, Clara Bullard of Wadesboro; sister, Helen Hudson of Asheboro; brothers, Don Bullard of Wadesboro and Jim Yandell of Oakboro; seven grandchildren.



Mabel P. Cochrane

ASHEBORO – Mabel Elizabeth Puckett Cochrane, 90, of 230 E. Presnell St., formerly of Walnut Street, Asheboro, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2008, at Randolph Health & Rehabilitation in Asheboro.

The funeral was held Jan. 21, 2008, at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Russ Ward officiating. Burial was in Verona Cemetery in Oakmont, Pa.

She was a native of Patrick County, Va., the widow of James Hull Cochrane a member of Star of Bethlehem Eastern Star, O.E.S., a graduate of Martin Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Mt. Airy, a registered nurse and a volunteer at Randolph Hospital.

Memorials may be made to the Mabel Cochrane Nursing Scholarship Fund, c/o First Presbyterian Church, 420 W. Walker Ave., Asheboro, N.C. 27203.



The Rev. Kenneth D. Crouse

ASHEBORO – The Rev. Kenneth Dewey Crouse, 86, of 500 Mountain Top Drive, Asheboro, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2008, at Clapps Convalescent Nursing Home.

The funeral was held Jan. 21, 2008, at Central United Methodist Church, with Dr. Mark J. Key and lay speaker Peggy Woodruff officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery.

He was a native of Lexington, a veteran of the U.S. Army, a graduate of Lexington High School, a graduate of High Point College, received his master's degree from Duke University and was retired from West Bend United Methodist Church in Asheboro.

Surviving are his wife, Louise Poole Crouse of Asheboro; sister, Roberta Crouse Wagner of Lexington.

Memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church Building Fund, 300 S. Main St., Asheboro, N.C. 27203.



Kathleen Groves

ASHEBORO – Kathleen Berry Groves, 86, died Jan. 4, 2008.

A memorial service will be held Jan. 26, 2008, at All Souls Anglican Church, 2898 Old Cox Road, Asheboro, with the Rev. Canon R. Larry Emerson officiating, and Eric Groves and Bob Schrecengost assisting.

She was a native of London, England, a welder in a munitions plant during World War II, a homemaker and a volunteer with Meals on Wheels.

Surviving are her husband, Eric J. Groves of Asheboro; sons, Mark Groves of Shelburne, Vt., and Jason Groves of Mill Spring; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to All Souls Anglican Church, P.O. Box, 1732, Asheboro, N.C. 27204.



Shirley R. Haithcock

FRANKLINVILLE – Shirley Ray Haithcock, 71, of 2014 Green Leaf Lane, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2008, at Kate Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem.

The funeral was held Jan. 21, 2008, at Cedar Falls Baptist Church, with the Rev. Russell Chrisco officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

She was a native of Randolph County, retired from Bost Neckwear and attended Cedar Falls Baptist Church.

Surviving are her son, Donald Ray Nixon of Bristol, Va.; daughters, Wilma N. Bare of Randleman, Carolyn N. Street of Valdese, Norma Jean N. Brown of Ramseur and Tammy D. Sports of Franklinville; sister, Eloise Smith of Randleman; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.



Martha H. Henry

ARCHDALE – Martha Hamilton Henry, 69, of Archdale, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, at the Hospice Home in High Point.

The funeral was held Jan. 19, 2008, at Springfield Baptist Church, with the Rev. Bobby L. Loving officiating. Burial was in Floral Garden Memorial Park Cemetery.

She was a native of Randolph County, attended Central High School and the former Ashemore Business School in High Point, retired from Bank of America and was a member of Springfield Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Jimmy Henry of the home; son, Terry Lee Henry of Trinity; daughters, Angela Diane Voncannon of Thomasville and Brianda Lynn Rowe of Clemmons; sister, Pat Vestal of High Point; five grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Springfield Baptist Church, 1322 Baker Road, High Point, N.C. 27263; or to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262.



Hilda L. Hicks

RAMSEUR – Hilda Faye Lawson Hicks, 71, of 7010 N.C. 42 S., Ramseur, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, at Randolph Hospital.

The funeral was held Jan. 18, 2008, at Loflin Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Bruce Dickerson officiating. Burial was in Sunset Knoll Cemetery.

She was a native of Randolph County, retired from Black & Decker and was a member of Fayetteville Street Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Charles Hicks of the home; son, Phillip Charles Hicks of Asheboro; sisters, Irene Fesmire, Magalene Staley, Ella Layne and Louise Burgess, all of Ramseur, Helen Brady of Staley and Essie Stout of Asheboro; brother, Grady Lawson of Asheboro.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph County, P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, N.C. 27204.



Linda I. Hodges

RAMSEUR – Linda Gail Ingram Hodges, 49, of 569 Brady St., died Friday, Jan. 11, 2008, at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro.

The funeral was held Jan. 16, 2008, at God Outreach Ministries, with the Rev. Tim Poindexter officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

She was a native of Randolph County and employed with SMX.

Surviving are her husband, Lewis Mitchell Hodges; daughter, April Haithcox of Randleman; son, Eric Hodges of the home; mother, Shelby Ingram Hill of Asheboro; sisters, Joyce Shaw of Robbins, Tammy Hill of Asheboro and Susan Cordero of Thomasville; brother, Donnie Lee Hill of Shalotte; one grandchild.



Hessie S. Ivey

ASHEBORO – Hessie Sams Ivey, 91, of Central Falls Road, Asheboro, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008, at Randolph Hospital.

The funeral was held Jan. 22, 2008, at Pugh Funeral Home Chapel in Asheboro, with Elder Ralph Gaines officiating. Burial was in Randolph Memorial Park.

She was a native of Stokes County, the widow of C. Worth Ivey, a homemaker and attended Rock Hill Primitive Baptist Church.

Surviving are her son, William W. Ivey of Asheboro; daughter, Nancy I. Hammer of Asheboro; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Rock Hill Primitive Baptist Church, c/o Henry Lanier, 1013 Macon St., Asheboro, N.C. 27203 or The Randolph County Senior Adults Association, 133 W. Wainman Ave., Asheboro, N.C. 27203.



Lenneous A. Jones

LIBERTY – Lenneous Aubrey Jones, 62, of Liberty, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, at Moses Cone Hospital.

A graveside service was held at Fairview Cemetery in Liberty on Jan. 16, 2008, with the Rev. Joe Hicks and Ed Christenbury officiating.

He was the widower of Ruth Jones.

Surviving are his daughters, Sharon Carpenter of Liberty and Pam Payne of Burlington; mother, Molly Pickard Jones; sister, Madge Langley of Liberty; two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Alamance, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, N.C. 27215.



Wayne King

ASHEBORO – Joseph Wayne King, 68, of Zoo Parkway, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008, at Randolph Hospital.

The funeral was held Jan. 19, 2008, at Grace Community Fellowship in Ramseur, with Pastor Kenneth H. Huggins and Pastor Arnold Comer officiating. Burial was in the Bethel Christian Church Cemetery in Burlington.

He was a native of Caswell County, formerly employed with Yadkin Valley Chevrolet and Strider Buick of Asheboro, a member of Grace Community Fellowship, a member of the National Guard, was a Mason and a member of the Shriners.

Surviving are his wife, Donna Young King; sons, Joseph Harold King of Trinity and Chris King of Boynton Beach, Fla.; daughter, Cheryl Jones of East Bend; stepson, Brian Lanier of Denton; stepdaughters, Kristen Lanier of Danville, Va., and Keitha Johnson of Clayton; sisters, Mammie Sue Simmons, Louise Madkins and Mary Alice Madden, all of Caswell and Rachel Pope of Burlington; two grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to Grace Community Fellowship, 7500 U.S. Hwy. 64 East, Ramseur, N.C.; or Randolph Cancer Center, 713 S. Fayetteville St., Asheboro, N.C. 27203.



James L. Luther

ASHEBORO – James Leo Luther, 76, of 828 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2008, at his home.

The funeral was held Jan. 19, 2008, at Central Gym in Asheboro, with the Rev. Dora M. Atlas officiating. Burial was in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

He was a native of Randolph County, retired from Black & Decker, served on the Asheboro City Council, was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Surviving are his wife, Addie S. Luther of the home; son, James Leo Luther Jr. of Asheboro; daughter, Vickie L. Luther of Swannanoa.

Memorials may be made to East Side Improvement Association, 414 Watkins St., Asheboro.



Sandra L. Manning

ASHEBORO – Sandra Lee Manning, 60, of 2929 Burney Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008, at Randolph Hospital.

No services were held.

Surviving are her husband, James R. Manning of the home; son, Steven Wayne Golden; mother, Olean W. Lee; sister, Alice Faye Anderson; brothers, John Lee and Jimmy Lee.



Lillian C. McMasters

RAMSEUR – Lillian Coble McMasters, 96, of 1093 Brady St., Ramseur, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008, at Randolph Hospital.

The funeral was held Jan. 19, 2008, at Patterson Grove Christian Church, with the Rev. Steve House officiating. Burial was in Whites Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

She was a native of Randolph County, the widow of Franklin Hayworth McMasters, retired from Hancock Country Ham Inc., attended Patterson Grove Christian Church, and was a homemaker.

Surviving are her sons, Paul McMasters and Charles McMasters, both of Ramseur; daughters, Shirley Hancock of Franklinville and Ethel Hilliard of Asheboro; brother, Worth Coble of Durham; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Patterson Grove Christian Church, c/o Helen Hall, 1702 Patterson Grove Road, Ramseur, N.C. 27316.



Grace G. Pugh

FRANKLINVILLE – Grace Gallimore Pugh, 92, of Adams Farm Living and Rehabilitation, Jamestown, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008.

The funeral was held Jan. 22, 2008, at Pugh Funeral Home Chapel in Asheboro, with the Rev. Lee Roy Hunt officiating. Burial was in Randolph Memorial Park in Asheboro.

She was formerly of Franklinville, the widow of Clarence Pugh, a member of Whites Memorial Baptist Church, and a homemaker.

Surviving are her son, Ronnie Pugh; one grandchild; two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Whites Memorial Baptist Church, Missionary Fund, 2930 Whites Memorial Road, Franklinville, N.C. 27248.



Nelma R. Seymour

ASHEBORO – Nelma Ruth Krimbow Seymour, 81, of 1423 Plantation Circle, Asheboro, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, at Randolph Health & Rehabilitation.

Memorial services were held Jan. 18, 2008, at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Justus McKeel officiating.

She was a native of San Angelo, Texas, the widow of Joseph Peter Seymour and was a homemaker.

Surviving are her daughters, Pamela Anne Mattson of Asheboro, Diane Seymour Hill of Randleman; sons, Joseph David Seymour of Warren, Vt., and Paul Michael Seymour of Providence, R.I.; brother, Leon Krimbow of Redondo Beach, Calif.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph, P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, N.C. 27204.



Brenda S. Swaney

ASHEBORO – Brenda Sue Farlow Swaney, 63, of Asheboro, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2008, at Duke University Medical Center.

The funeral was held Jan. 22, 2008, at Pugh Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Wayne Eller and Pastor Danny Jarrell officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery.

She was a native of Randolph County, the widow of James Ray Swaney, was formerly employed with Klaussner Industries, Wells Hosiery and Caraway Speedway, and attended Faith Community Church of Asheboro.

Surviving are her sons, Jimmy Swaney and Marvin Swaney, both of Asheboro; daughter, Carol Swaney of Sophia; mother, Mabel Tuttle Farlow of Sophia; sisters, Diane Fain of Ferrum, Va., Barbara Bishop of Ridgeway, Va., and Patricia Benson of Sophia; brothers, Eugene Farlow of Randleman and David Farlow of Franklinville; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Victory Junction Gang Camp, 4500 Adams Way, Randleman, N.C. 27317 or Faith Community Church, 2937 Creek Ridge Road, Asheboro, N.C. 27205.