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Ava M. Cain

BISCOE – Pearlie Ava Moore Myrick Cain, 87, formerly of 209 Hyde St., died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, at Autumn Care of Biscoe.

The funeral was held Feb. 25, 2009, at New Hope Baptist Church, where she was a member, with the Rev. Gene Davis, the Rev. Fred Richardson and the Rev. Larry Allen officiating. Burial was at Randolph Memorial Park.

She was a Moore County native, widow of Roy Lee Myrick Sr. and David Thomas Cain Sr., and operated Ava’s Produce in Candor.

Surviving are daughters, Thelma Luck of Jackson Springs, Sarah Pat Davis of Ether and Gail Hinesley of Asheboro; sons, Jesse Myrick of Asheboro, Wayne Myrick of York, S.C., Grady Myrick and David Cain Jr., both of Candor, and Billy Myrick of Biscoe; stepdaughters, Norma Arthur of Randleman and Jo Nelson of High Point; 33 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren.



Annie H. Baldwin

ASHEBORO – Annie Hancock Baldwin, 90, of 106 Mountain Vista Road, Denton, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009, at Mountain Vista Health Park.

The funeral was held Feb. 28, 2009, at Pugh Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl Ziegler and the Rev. Billy Jarrett officiating. Burial was at Union Grove Baptist Church cemetery.

She was a Moore County native, widow of William Tryon Baldwin, Westmoore High School graduate, member of Asheboro Friends Meeting and retired from Belk-Yates. 

Surviving are sons, W. T. “Bill” Baldwin of Denton and Van D. Baldwin of Ann Arbor, Mich.; sister, Mary Cagle of Seagrove; four grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Mountain Vista Health Park, 106 Mountain Vista Road, Denton, N.C. 27239.



Sandra L. Cameron

ASHEBORO – Sandra Lee Cameron, 60, of 166 Hunt Master Trail, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, at her Wilmington vacation home.

The funeral was held Feb. 27, 2009, at Pugh Funeral Home with Chaplain Tim Pheagin officiating. Burial was at Suggs Creek Primitive Baptist Church cemetery.

She was a Welch, W.Va., native, and formerly employed by Vydeo Kawasaki and Strausburg Automotive in Virginia.

Surviving are her husband, Bruce Cameron Sr.; daughter, Samantha Stultz of Farmer; son, Bruce Cameron Jr. of Asheboro; two granddaughters.

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



Libby Caouette

ASHEBORO – Lois Elizabeth “Libby” Caouette, 60, of 873 Tall Pine Road, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, at Randolph Health & Rehabilitation.

A memorial service was held Feb. 27, 2009, at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home in Siler City.

She was a Harnett County native and a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Ronald Caouette; daughters, Angie A. Blackmon of Glendon and Tonya A. Moore of Bear Creek; mother, Helen Beasley Gregory; sister, Joyce Moore of Coats; brothers, Jimmy Gregory of Emerald Isle and Buddy Gregory of Coats; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

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



Gary L. Cox

ASHEBORO – Gary Lee “Coach” Cox, 56, of 379 Vista Parkway, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, at Randolph Hospital.

The funeral was held Feb. 26, 2009, at Mt. Calvary Independent Baptist Church, where he was a member, with Pastor Neil Poole officiating. Burial was at Huldah Baptist Church cemetery.

He was a Randolph County native, 1972 Asheboro High School graduate, supervisor at Decor of Asheboro for 18 years, and Little League and girls softball coach for 12 years.

Surviving are his wife, “Porkey” Cox of the home; daughters, Emily Cox and Megan Cox; son, Ryan Cox; mother, Pauline Brim Cox of Asheboro; sisters, Judy Pasour and Sheila Jordan, both of Asheboro; brother, Ricky Cox of Asheboro; one grandchild.



Raymond C. Cox

RAMSEUR – Raymond Clarence Cox, 92, of 1235 N.C. 22 S., died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009, at Randolph Hospital.

The funeral was held Feb. 2, 2009, at Parks Cross Roads Christian Church, where he was a member, with the Rev. Randy Kelly, the Rev. Richard Gray and the Rev. James Turner officiating. Burial was at Sunset Knoll Cemetery.

He was a Randolph County native, widower of Irene Phillips Cox and retired from Acme-McCrary Corp. and Pugh Oil Co.

Surviving are daughter, Lala Cox Allen Gibbs of Siler City; two grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph County, P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, N.C. 27204, or Spence Scholarship, First Baptist Church, 314 N. 2nd Ave., Siler City, N.C. 27344.



Vestal Danner

MOCKSVILLE – Troy Vestal Danner, 93, of Yadkinville Road, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, at SunBridge Care & Rehabilitation of Asheboro.

A graveside service was held Feb. 28, 2009, at Jericho Church of Christ cemetery in Mocksville, with Claude Pharr officiating.

He was an Iredell County native, widower of Wilma Mae Anderson Danner, retired from the Davie County Schools bus garage and member of North Main Street Church of Christ.

Surviving are a son, Don Danner of Asheboro; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.



Frances R. Floyd

ASHEBORO – Frances Rogers Floyd, 63, of 6014 Old N.C. 13, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, at Randolph Hospital.

The funeral was held Feb. 25, 2009, at West Asheboro Church of God, where she attended, with Pastor Skip Furrow and the Rev. Matt Gunter officiating. Burial was at Randolph Memorial Park.

She was a Woburn, Mass., native and retired from Cross Road Retirement Community.

Surviving are daughters, Patricia R. Yow and Kathy P. Trulove, both of Asheboro; son, Paul Rogers of Greensboro; sister, Carol Rogers of Dover, Del.; brother, Arthur Rogers of Peabody, Mass.; five grandchildren.



Maxie S. Gallimore

STALEY – Maxie Shortridge Gallimore, 67, of 124 Graham St., died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009, at her home.

The funeral was held March 1, 2009, at West Asheboro Church of God, where she was a member, with the Rev. Matthew Gunter, the Rev. Thurman Jenkins and the Rev. Curtis Teague officiating. Burial was at Staley Cemetery.

She was a Rowe, Va., native and retired from Ramtex Inc.

Surviving are her husband, Herman Gallimore of the home; daughter, Cheria Gallimore of Staley; sisters, Naomi Smith of Jamestown, Mildred Redding of Cedar Falls and Betty Lou Lester of Neosho, Mo.; brothers, Daniel Shortridge of Honaker, Va., David Shortridge of Abingdon, Va., and Dennis Shortridge of Franklinville; stepdaughters, Jeanette Teague of Siler City, Janice Gallimore of Carolina Beach and Jessie Martin of Siler City; stepson, Jeff Gallimore of Durham; one grandson; several stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to West Asheboro Church of God Missionary Fund, 197 Lewallen Road, Asheboro, N.C. 27205.



Nannie Hamilton

DENTON – Nannie Holloway Hamilton, 94, of Mountain Vista Health Park, formerly of Asheboro, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, at her home.

A graveside service was held Feb. 28, 2009, at Southside Cemetery in Troy, with the Rev. John Leviner officiating.

She was a Durham County native, widow of Walton Hamilton, homemaker and Wesleyan.

Surviving are daughter, Cornelia Ann Hamilton of Asheboro; brother, Joseph S. Holloway Jr. of Asheboro; one grandchild; one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28215.



David Hancock

ASHEBORO – David Colon “Dave” Hancock, 62, of 277 Cheyenne Circle, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, at Randolph Hospital.

The funeral was held Feb. 25, 2009, at Calvary Baptist Church, where he was a member, with the Rev. Billy Self officiating. Burial with military honors was at Hope Memorial Gardens.

He was a Durham County native, retired from The Courier-Tribune, and enjoyed antique cars and spending time at Lake Tillery with his grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife, Sheryl Lucas Hancock; sons, David Colon Hancock Jr. of Winston-Salem and Christopher R. Hancock of Asheboro; brother, Sam Hancock of Asheboro; sister, Pat Young of Asheboro; two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 210 Oakgrove Road, Asheboro, N.C. 27205.



Ronnie Hogan

DENTON – Ronnie J. Hogan, 58, of New Hope Road, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2009, at Randolph Hospital.

The funeral was held Feb. 27, 2009, at Flat Creek Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Gene Hogan and Lic. Wayne Gravely officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery.

He was a self-employed heating and cooling serviceman and a Primitive Baptist.

Surviving are his wife, LaTrivia Hill Hogan of the home; sons, Eric Hogan and Matthew Hogan, both of Denton; sisters, Patricia Hurley and Ann Gravely, both of Denton; brothers, Leslie Hogan, Gene Hogan, Terry Hogan, Mark Hogan, Phil Hogan and Brian Hogan, all of Denton; one grandchild.



Jimmy “Pat” Langley

STALEY – Jimmy “Pat” Langley, 71, of 165 Edwards St., died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital.

A graveside service was held Feb. 28, 2009, at Fairview Cemetery with the Rev. Bob Wachs officiating.

He was a Randolph County native and retired from The Chair Company.

Surviving are wife, Bertie Hord Langley; sisters, Martha Langley of Liberty and Faye Whitt of Asheboro; brother, George Langley of Liberty; stepdaughter, Connie Kennedy of Liberty; two stepgrandsons.



Curtis Marsh

ASHEBORO – Fred Curtis Marsh Jr., 50, died Feb. 25, 2009.

The funeral was held March 1, 2009, at Pugh Funeral Home. Burial was at Union Grove Baptist Church cemetery with the Rev. Kelly Ottinger, the Rev. Ron Chaney and the Rev. Mark Hall officiating.

He was an Asheboro native, graduate of Southwestern Randolph High School, graduate of Randolph Community College and employed by Energizer for 31 years..

Surviving are his father, Fred Curtis Marsh Sr. of Asheboro; mother, Julia Marsh of Seagrove; stepmother, Karen Marsh; sister, Debbie Wise of Asheboro; brother, Randy Marsh of Asheboro; stepbrother, Chad Holmes of Asheboro; stepsister, Tamara Willis of Liberty.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph County, P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, N.C. 29204 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 515, Asheboro, N.C. 27204.



Terry W. Mayo

CLIMAX – Terry Wayne “Bones” Mayo, 48, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009.

Surviving are his wife, Gloria Mayo; children, Tegan Mayo Pearce, Rossie Waynwright Mayo and Lester Eugene Gregory; father, Elwood Mayo; sister, Susan Carver; six grandchildren.



Violet McPherson

LIBERTY – Violet McPherson, 81, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, at Clapp’s Nursing Center.

The funeral was held Feb. 26, 2009, at Pleasant Hill Christian Church, where she was a member, with the Rev. Howard Spray officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery.

She was a Guilford County native and widow of Wayland “Dub” McPherson Jr.

Surviving are daughters, Patricia Wilhelm of Fort Wayne, Ind., Gail McPherson of Dallas and Theresa Gammon of Clemmons; son, Tim McPherson of Liberty; sister, Ruth Edgerly of Greensboro; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild.



Raymond M. Rarick

ASHEBORO – Raymond Miles Rarick, 88, of 1132 Harvest Circle, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009, at Randolph Hospital.

The funeral was held March 1, 2009, at Pugh Funeral Home with the Rev. Marion Smith officiating. Burial with military honors was at Randolph Memorial Park.

He was a native of Fleetwood, Pa., a World War II Purple Heart Army veteran, had served as plant manager with Dupont in Kinston, with Sears of Asheboro and with Champagne Dye Company, was a member of American Legion Post 45, Firebird Car Club, Antique Car Club, and Zooland Car Club, and former member of the Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs of Kinston.

Surviving are his wife, Ethel Hoyer Rarick of the home; daughter, Cindi Rae Bolling of Randleman; son, William Nelson Rarick of Franklinville; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren.



William T. Ray

ASHEBORO – William Thomas Ray, 52, of 3619 Fairview Farm Road, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, at his home.

No service was planned. He was a Randolph County native and had worked at Dixie Furniture.

Surviving are sister, Pamela Belcher; brother, Phillip Ray of the home; half-brother, Wilmer T. Ray Jr. of Badin Lake.



Jack H. Ronsick

ASHEBORO – Jack Harold Ronsick, 85, of 1306 Old Cox Road, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009, at his home.

No funeral was planned. He was an Arkansas City, Kan., native, widower of Irene R. Ronsick, World War II veteran of the Coast Guard veteran and retired from Engineering Management.

Surviving are sons, Alan Ronsick, Richard Ronsick and James Ronsick, all of Asheboro; eight grandchildren; eight great grandchildren.



Russell L. Siler

RAMSEUR – Russell L. Siler, 62, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, at his home.

The funeral was held Feb. 27, 2009, at Oakland Baptist Church.

Surviving are son, Eric Siler of Winston-Salem; sisters, Dana Kimes of Ramseur, Cassandura Spinks, Helen Siler, both of Greensboro, Annette Siler and Kathy Chriscoe, both of Asheboro, and Barbara Jean Graham of Franklinville; brothers, Donald C. Brown of Durham, Hiwatha Siler, Johnathan Siler and James Siler, all of Asheboro; stepfather, Donnie Brown of Ramseur.



Johnny A. Tate

SOPHIA – Johnny Amos Tate, 55, of 3703 Roy Farlow Road, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, at High Point Regional Hospital.

The funeral was held Feb. 25, 2009, at Whitehall Evangelical Methodist Church with the Rev. Aaron Robbins officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery.

He was a High Point native and enjoyed operating his own business, fishing, watching NASCAR and being with his grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife, Peggy Tate of the home; son, Johnny Tate Jr. of Trinity; daughter, Lisa Roller of Sophia; mother, Bonnie Inman of Sophia; brothers, Timothy Tate and Matthew Tate, both of Sophia; sisters, Joyce Brady of Florida, and Terri Brady and Jeanne Bell, both of Sophia, Wanda Morgan of Aynor, S.C., Patricia Wood of Asheboro and Barbara Corrum of Franklinville; two grandchildren.



Lucy Ross Taylor

GREENSBORO – Lucy Ross Taylor, 94, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009, at Evergreens Senior Healthcare.

A private service for the family will be held at a later date.

She was a native of Asheboro, a member of Grace United Methodist Church, a former member of Central United Methodist Church, a volunteer at the Greensboro Historic Museum, a member of the Altrusa Club of Greensboro, one of the nine original founders of the Asheboro Public Library in 1936, member of the Asheboro Library Foundation board of directors and the widow of John Craven Taylor.

Surviving are her son, John Craven Taylor Jr. of Lewisville; daughter, Elizabeth Taylor Longee; and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4-A Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro, N.C. 27407 or to the Asheboro Public Library Foundation, 201 Worth St., Asheboro, N.C. 27203.

Jason B. Walden

FRANKLINVILLE – Jason Brady Walden, 30, of 124 Depot St., Franklinville, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009, at his home.

The funeral will be held March 4, 2009, at Loflin Funeral Home in Ramseur, with the Rev. Bruce McLanahan officiating.

He was a Randolph County native and employed with Asheboro City Schools.

Surviving are his wife, LeeAnne Miller Walden; sons, Robert John Brady Walden and Jared Brett Walden, both of the home; stepsons, Jonathan Tyler Miller and Nickolas Edward Cooke, both of the home; mother, Norma Jean Maness Hall of Asheboro; brothers, Joey Thomas of Asheboro and Jeff Thomas of Grantville; maternal grandparents, Bobby and Lena Maness of Ramseur; paternal grandmother Louise Walden, of Level Cross.



Billy “Red” Whitaker

GREENSBORO – Billy Wayne “Red” Whitaker, 60, of 4306 Holland Road, died Sunday, March 1, 2009, at Randolph Health & Rehabilitation.

No service was planned. He was a Greensboro native.

Surviving are sisters, Pat Beane of Asheboro and Rita Teague, Teresa Smith and Samantha Whitaker, all of Greensboro, Martha Reagan of Trinity; brother, Larry Whitaker of Asheboro; several nieces and nephews.



Aulden M. Whitcher Sr.

RAMSEUR – Aulden Mathew “Dusty” Whitcher Sr., 62, of 6207 Foushee Road, Ramseur, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Durham.

A memorial service with military honors was held March 3, 2009, at Loflin Funeral Home with the Rev. Jonathan Shook officiating.

He was a Cattaraugus County, N.Y., native, a Navy veteran and retired truck driver.

Surviving are his wife, Wyneita J. Whitcher of the home; daughters, Trudy VanDeWalker of Carthage, Bernita Stoneham of Columbus, Pa., Leatrice Parker of Spring Lake, Sylvia Taylor of Franklinville, Deanna Govertson of Roanoke, Va., Wyneita Salyer of Cameron, Amanda Conley of Jacksonville, Fla., and Allyn Harper of Ramseur; sons, Robert Wright of Asheboro, Donald Wright of Cameron, James Wright of Franklinville and Aulden Whitcher Jr. of Franklinville; sisters, Nancy Weatherly of Cuba, N.Y., and Marilyn VanHorn of Denton; brothers, Ted Whitcher of Friendship, N.Y., Todd Whitcher of Smithfield, Va., and Timothy Whitcher of Franklinville; 46 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Randolph County Honor Guard, P.O. Box 1672, Asheboro, N.C. 27204 or to the Asheboro Lions Club, P.O. Box 57, Asheboro, N.C. 27204.



Patti Wilson-Dotson

SOPHIA – Patti Sue Horne Wilson-Dotson, 48, of 2448 Woodfield Court, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, at High Point Regional Hospital.

The funeral was held March 1, 2009, at Randolph Memorial Park with the Rev. Tony Moore officiating.

She was a Guilford County native, Randleman High School graduate, worked at Oliver Rubber and member of Trindale Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Jerry Dotson Jr. of the home; daughter, April Thompson of High Point; mother, Joyce P. Horne of Trinity; sisters, Drema Hill of Asheboro and Janet Cruthis and Glenda Jones, both of Sophia; brothers, Randy Horne and Jerry Horne, both of Sophia.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262 or High Point Regional Cancer Center, 302 Westwood Ave., High Point, N.C. 27262.



Jeffery S. Winn

ASHEBORO – Jeffery Scott Winn, 53, of 232 E. Walker Ave., died Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, at Randolph Hospital.

No service was held.

He was an Elmhurst, Ill., native and business owner.

Surviving are daughter, Jordan Taylor of Illinois; son, Jacob Ryan of Illinois; mother, Marcelle Winn of the home; sisters, Adrienne Boutwell of Randleman and Catherine Winn of Illinois.



Carlene W. Wright

STALEY – Carlene Williams Wright, 88, of Staley, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009.

The funeral was held Feb. 28, 2009, at Loflin Funeral Home in Liberty, with Pastor Melvin Whitaker officiating. Burial was at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church cemetery in Shelby.

She was the widow of Odis Henry Wright.

Surviving are sisters, Opal Brown, Alsie Pruitt and Mary Patterson, all of Eden; brother, James Williams of Eden; caregiver, Frances Smith.