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Obituaries

We will put obituaries online as we get them and provide ways for you to interact with their loved ones left behind.

Peggy Smith Dunn Cox

Peggy was  a 1952 graduate from Star High School, a 1964 graduate from Asheboro Business College, a member of Rushwood Church and retired from Rampon Products, Inc.

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Louis Ray Maness

Louis Ray Maness, “Opa” to his grandchildren, was greatly loved and is survived by his wife of 65 years, Yvonne Maness of Chapel Hill.

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Dennis James McArthur

Among Dennis McArthur's survivors are Ronnie McArthur (Cindy) of Randleman, NC, and Dan McArthur (Mel) of Franklinville, NC.

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BILL KIRBY

No service planned 

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RICHARD MARTIN COOPER

Vietnam vet went on to earn a degree from N.C. State

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ROBERTA-RAE NELSON JORDAN

Retired hair-dresser was born in Nebraska

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Former Seagrove Fiddler’s Convention promoter dies

Event was ‘hard work’ but a true love 

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Georgia Leigh Skeen Staley

Service was held last week

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Dr. John White Menius III, DDS

Dr. Menius retired in December 2021 after more than 40 years serving as a dentist in Asheboro.

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Roy Cox

Randolph County native and Navy veteran made his home in Portsmouth

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Nancy Routh Welborn

Welborn, 97, dedicated her life to education

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Hans Klaussner dies at 81

Former Klaussner CEO Davis: German entrepreneur was ‘like the brother I never had’

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Anna Crowell Alexander

Anna attended Farmer High School and graduated in 1948. She worked in the business office at McCrary Hosiery Mill and as a secretary at Park Street Elementary School.

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Marie Small Freeman


Marie Freeman worked most of her life in textiles and later for her son, Jeff Freeman, at Freeman’s Florist & Gifts in Randleman.

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Garlene S. Rich

 In 1986, Garlene Rich became the first Athena Award winner from the Asheboro/Randolph Chamber of Commerce and was inducted into the Red Jacket Club. 

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Wilfred A. Hammond

A life-long member of the Farmer Community, Wilfred Hammond worked for and was co-owner of J. Hyatt Hammond Architects and Engineers.

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Phil Koonce Jr.

Phil held a distinguished career in the textile industry and held leadership roles in Rotary International, Habitat for Humanity, Boys and Girls Club and the YMCA, among others.

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JEAN KINDSCHI

Former elementary school music teacher was incredibly active in retirement

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Sheila Marie Boone Wigington

South Carolina native loved her grandchildren, The Beatles

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Judith Anne Queen Richardson

An all-around wonderful person, Judy lived most of her life in Randleman, NC, where she was a member of First Baptist Church. 

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Cornelia Lowe Rankin

‘Neil’ will be greatly missed by family and friends

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David Lee Graves

Service is Thursday for Army veteran

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Gale Freedman

First United Methodist Church member was champion of human rights

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Worth Gordon Surratt

Gordon was formerly employed with Cattleman Steakhouse, Golden Corral, Western Steer, Pugh Lubricants, Briles Oil & Gas, and most recently Strider Buick.

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Pearlmon Clarence Pickett, Jr.

Born in 1942, Pickett graduated from Farmer High School in 1960 and was retired from the US Air Force.

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Bobby Joe Short

Bobby is happy to be reunited in heaven with his devoted wife and caregiver, Betty.

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Johnny Haywood Maness

Truck driver most recently worked for the county schools

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Betsy Dean Noblett

A long-time teacher, Betsy grew up in Randleman and was a member of First Methodist Church in Randleman, where her service will be held on Jan. 13, 2024.

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Rosa Harvell Stutts

Visitation and funeral services are scheduled for Friday, Jan. 5, at Whites Memorial Baptist Church in Franklinville.

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Carol McCormick

Carol requested there be no funeral. She wanted to “ease on out.”

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James Hoyt Keeling

Enjoyed taking his restored Mustang to cruise-ins 

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Diana Ruth Johnson Burge

A well-known and respected Asheboro High School teacher, the Diana Burge scholarship has been established at the Asheboro City Schools Foundation in her name. 

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Tim A. Johnson

Local man loved his family, sports and classic rock

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Tony Ford Pasour

Visitation is this Thursday evening 

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Margie Marie Morgan Maness

Loving mother. grandmother passes at Hospice House

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Dorothy Wynn Freeman Lambe

Worked with Klopman/Galey Lord for 50 years

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Fred W. Morgan

A longtime resident of Ramseur, Fred was employed with Klopman Mills/Burlington Industries in Ramseur with 26 years service as an Industrial Engineer.

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Gaye Johnson Criscoe

Gaye spent most of her life working as a Teacher Assistant in the Asheboro City School System, as well as helping with AWANA programs and Bible Schools at her churches, 

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Gary Walker

Asheboro native lived in Alabama and Georgia

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Wayne David Lahmeyer

Man known for his service passes

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Frank B. Brake

Retired Air Force Colonel passes away at age 82

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Gary Wayne Walker

Gary was born on June 25, 1947, to the late Claude and Lorene Walker of Asheboro, NC, and graduated from Asheboro High School in 1965.

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Frank Brake

Frank took great pleasure in service on the Senior Executive Resource Board for the College of William and Mary Graduate School of Business.

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Virginia Blakeney Smith

Educator became consultant in Human Resources

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Rex Hurley

There was not much this ‘working man’ could not do

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Gene Kozlow

Athlete, Army officer … resident led an amazing life

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Eddie Richard Stalker

Eddie was a native of Randolph County and was retired from United Parcel Service with 32 years of service. 

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Ray Hopper

Retiree worked for Dun & Bradstreet for more than 35 years

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Dr. Marion Wilson Griffin

Local surgeon had a remarkable life

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Ryan Jacob O'Hara

Sudden death leaves family and friends heartbroken

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Marsha "Lynn" Myers

Nurse, teacher … Asheboro's “Purple Lady” was always helping others

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Robert Ward 'Bob' Brown

Service is Saturday for Marine Corps veteran of Vietnam 

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Christine Brown Richardson

Talented seamstress, cook passes at age 88

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HUGH EDWIN HARRINGTON “EDDIE”

Eddie Harrington was the band director for North Asheboro and South Asheboro Middle School for 35 years.

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MARY DOMA ROBINSON McCORMICK

Among her many accolades, Mary rescued and saved over 1,000 dogs and cats in her lifetime.

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RUTH 'CAROL' FARLOW HUFFMAN

Carol Huffman was a former Executive Director for the Randleman Housing Authority.

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ROSE BRISTOW DAVIS

She was the co-owner and operator of Affordable Furniture for 25 years.

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WALTER COY STOUT, JR.

Walter Coy Stout worked for the NC DOT for 30 years. He and his wife Janet took many trips to Europe together.

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JEWEL DUTTON APPLEWHITE

Jewel was part of a four-couple group that founded Cross Road Baptist Church in Asheboro.

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Gregory M. Dalton

Gregory was a family man, a proud farmer, and kind, caring and compassionate.

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Tim Presnell

Celebration of Tim Presnell's life to be held Friday

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Nancy Dixon Phillips

Services this Saturday in Siler City

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Asheboro’s ‘First Lady’ leaves her legacy

Pauline Jarrell passes; Jarrells donated land for Center City Garden

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Kenneth Scott Bulla

Denton man loved to quote from favorite movies

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Sarah Joyce Oliver

Former Walker Shoe Co. worker lived to 100

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Ridgon Duane Hayes

County native loved spending time with daughter, granddaughter

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Faye Furr

Faye served as a patient volunteer with Hospice, Randolph County Director of Special Olympics and a volunteer with Our Daily Bread.

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F. Jack Craven

Jack Craven  was a retired supervisor with a poultry company and a 15-year member of the Franklinville Fire Department. 

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Dorothy "Dot" Mae Garner Wall

Asheboro woman loved flowers, especially pink ones

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Terry Lynn Pell Thomas

Graveside service is set for Sunday in Pittsboro

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Dennis Herbert Redding

Navy veteran went to work for Child Protective Services in Randolph County

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Lois Brewer Purvis

High Falls business woman opened store in Carthage

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Swannie Yow

Family was most important to 100-year-old in Randleman

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Kimberly Lynn Buckner Smith

Home health worker took care of many people

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Judy Jones Lewallen

Worked at the Randolph County Family Crisis Center 

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Robert (Whitey) J. Haas

Illinois native followed his friend to Randolph County

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Eugene Hiatt, Sr.

He was proud of his military service and served his country as a U.S. Marine (“the Toughest Man in Fox Company”).

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Marjorie Jean "Marge" McKendry

Marge was most known for her casseroles, her meatloaf and her cookies called roll ups. Her home was the gathering place for all.

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John “Jack” Nelson Ogburn, Jr.

John “Jack” Nelson Ogburn, Jr., an attorney and life-long Tar Heel, is the father of Asheboro City Manager John Nelson Ogburn, III.

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Bill Bizzell

Engineer, Army veteran, passes away at age 85

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Rachel Kerr James

Was a missionary nurse for more than 50 years

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Ronnie 'Perk' Perkins

Sports lover known for his stong work ethic.

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Guy Edward York

Was member of  La Luz de Cristo United Methodist Church 

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Patti Styles Benedict

Volunteered at the United Outreach Center for years

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Gary Vincent Shaver

Owner of Shaver Supplies in Randleman

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R. Wendell Holland Jr.

Holland served 23 years with Asheboro Planning and Zoning Department

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Charlie Ray Joyce

Stokes County native was US Air Force veteran

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Nadine Lane Johnson

'MawMaw Dean' had three very special loves — Jesus, family and the Tar Heels. 

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Guy Kent Troy

Decorated Army Colonel also competed in 1952 Olympic Games in Modern Pentathlon

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Louise Ingram Kivett

Ramseur woman's service is set for Wednesday

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John Bruce Tinker

Southern gentleman served community as a pharmacist

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Lois Moody Buie

Woman was known for her dry sense of humor

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Earl Norman Morin

Earl Morin was a US Navy veteran of the Vietnam era who served on the USS Kitty Hawk CVA 63.

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Bob Hope

Thanks for the memories, Dr. Hope

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Tony Edward Kinney

Lifelong resident of Randolph County is laid to rest

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Jerry Wayne Tillman

Visitation for Sen. Tillman to be held Friday; service is Saturday

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Jerry Wayne Tillman

Educator, legislator was a champion of children

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Virgie Kidd Trogdon

Coleridge woman was always ready to serve church and community

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Harold Lee Moon

Randolph native loved to laugh

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Gene Ray Davis

Charismatic leader had many talents

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Donna Faye Kirkman

Randleman resident loved all animals

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Former NC Senator Jerry Tillman dies

Educator served the area in Raleigh from 2002 to 2020.

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David Thomas Jeanes

Husband, father, grandfather passes away at 77

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Simon Lee Allred

Simon Lee Allred, a lifelong Randolph County resident, was employed in the textile industry, retiring as a fixer with Charles Craft. 

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Grady Hockett, founder of Rand Ol' Opry, dies

Hockett was both musician and local promoter

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Donald Nelson "Don" Routh,

A lifelong Randolph County resident, Don was retired from Energizer and loved to make people laugh.

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Susan Millikan Humble

Susan served Liberty Elementary for many years in the cafeteria as a Child Nutrition Assistant. She was highly favored for her cornbread, peach cobblers and homemade yeast rolls.

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Char VerBryck Lee

Char was best known for her sense of style and attention to detail. She spent her career as the CFO of several hydroelectric projects developed by William H. Lee, her husband of 50 years.

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Breck Richardson

Businessman, golfer Breck Richardson dies

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Emily Kathleen Chriscoe Whatley

Former Asheboro High teacher passes

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Darrell Brent Lewis

Asheboro man was active in mission work, disaster relief

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James Willett

He was the owner of Pep's Appliance Service and built handicap ramps as part of Handyman Ramp Ministry.

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Founder of local Hospice dies

Billie Vuncannon was 84

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Janice Jennings

Janice Dula Jennings passed away Dec. 11

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Ann Walker Roberts

Ann Walker Roberts' battle with cancer has ended

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Betty Jean Currie

Grandchildren were the light of Betty Jean Currie's life

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Dr. David Poe Jr.

Dr. David Poe Jr., who followed his parents' path into education, dies at 75

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Edward ‘Ed’ Manuel Phillips

Ed Phillips, 37-year employee with the county's tax office, passes at age 85

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Helen Goins Kluttz

Davidson County native Helen Elizabeth Goins Kluttz passes at age 92

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Barbara Lee Delk Maness

Born Sept. 17, 1939, in Guilford County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Glenn Delk and Mary Catherine Ferree Delk. 

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Barbara Lee Delk Maness

Born Sept. 17, 1939, in Guilford County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Glenn Delk and Mary Catherine Ferree Delk. 

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Fred Worth Lineberry

Fred and his wife Brenda were instrumental in organizing the Tour de Lions bike ride in Grays Chapel.

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Clarence Monroe Seabolt

Clarence was a loving husband, father, grandpa, papaw, great grandpa or peepaw, and brother.

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Elizabeth Flinchum Henson

Elizabeth will be remembered by family as a gracious lady and faithful servant who filled their lives with love and hope.

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James Curtis ‘J.C.’ Loflin, Jr.

J.C. was the Carpentry Instructor at Eastern Randolph High School from January, 1996, until February, 2010. 

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Doris Goldston Miller

She worked at Acme McCrary, for Randolph County Mental Health, and owned Genesis Real Estate, but her most meaningful job was as the pastor’s wife of West Asheboro Baptist Church.

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Friends remember Sellers

Long-time teacher, guidance counselor is remembered fondly.

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Max Bell

Max Grayson Bell, 93, of Asheboro passed away on Sept. 28.

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Ann Freeman Yates

Ann Freeman Yates died on Sept. 8.

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Helen Mayberry Hicks

Helen Mayberry Hicks passed away on Sept. 3.

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Local bluegrass legend passes

Donald Brady, 76, of Coleridge, passed away on Sunday, August 28. From 2005 through 2019 (with a hiatus in 2016 due to health rea-sons), he and his wife hosted a monthly music event on their rural property. 

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Greta Anita Lint

Multi-talented Greta Lint may be best remembered for her work promoting the North Carolina Zoo.

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Bluegrass icon Clyde Maness dies

Man of many talents Clyde Maness passed away on July 31. His pottery shop in Carthage became a mecca for the region's bluegrass musicians on Tuesday nights for a jam session.

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Margaret Louise Hill Trotter

She was known for saying her favorite quote “A bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck.”

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Boyd Daniel Skeen

Boyd Skeen started Lancer, Inc. in Star and also retired from Klaussner Furniture.

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Corena "Bitsy" Nance Byrum

Bitsy loved to travel the United States and abroad and was very active and adventurous, as proved by her going zip lining to celebrate her 80th birthday.

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Christopher Martin “Kit” Barrett

Kit spent most of his years growing up in Asheboro before he left to pursue his chosen career in welding and pipefitting, which took him to many places across America.

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Betsy Burrows Yow Watson

Betsy grew up in Asheboro but made her way as a teacher in Greenville, NC.

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Bonnie Meisch

She was the oldest of nine children and the last survivor.

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Franchot (Fran) Peoples

Fran Peoples had a love for golf, working as a volunteer at Randolph Hospital and his long relationship with his wife, Marcia.

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Janis Babcock Johnton Mason

Janis traveled the country teaching and developed a national reputation, particularly with metal work and petit point.

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Evangeline Gann Brown

Evangeline was a 1944 graduate of Seagrove High School and a graduate of Commercial College of Asheboro.

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Joanna Henleigh Gilmer

The 3-year-old won the hearts of everyone around her, laughing and continuing to bring joy throughout a two-year battle with cancer.  

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Dr. Rev. Carl F. Dunker

Carl retired to Asheboro in 1995 after six decades of ministry.

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Brenda Russell Colflesh

She was a member of Randleman High School's Class of 1979.

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Frances Marie Garner Pugh

Read about how this Randleman native and 1947 Randolph High School graduate lived her life to the fullest.

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Michael Paul 'Mike' Jordan

Mike loved fishing, the beach, sports and had a great sense of humor.

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Runelle Moran

Her funeral service is scheduled for Feb. 20, 2022.

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Another death in the bluegrass community

Bass player Jimmy Kennedy, who used to run a music hall in Seagrove, dies at 65

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Christopher “Chris” Lee Griffin

Chris was a kind, generous, trustworthy, loyal and faithful man. One of his greatest gifts was his ability to make everyone feel comfortable, important, secure and loved.

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James Carson "J.C." York

J.C. York lived a life worth celebrating and writing about.

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Alice Faye Allred Cook

Alice was a native of Randolph County and was retired from Ramtex with more than 40 years of service. Alice enjoyed traveling all over the United States and went to Egypt, Italy and Ireland. 

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James (Jim) Howard Ludolf

He was a 1962 graduate of Elizabethton High School and a 1966 graduate of East Tennessee State University. He worked as an analyst for Klopman Mills, Burlington Industries and later Galey & Lord. 

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David Terry Dula

He was best known for his kiting and power paragliding. A Celebration of David’s life will be held at Central Falls Baptist Church on Saturday, Jan. 29, at 2:15 p.m. in the fellowship hall. 

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Peggy Purvis Joyce

She had a master's degree in nursing and worked for 37 years at Randolph Health in Asheboro.

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Nolan Franklin Pribble

An MIT trained electrical engineer, he worked on the first phased array radar at Eglin Air Force Base and also participated in the development of the first fuel-injected engine.

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Troy Lee Parrish, III

Troy was a long distance truck driver for 20 years. During that time, he received multiple awards for safe driving. 

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Patsy Lorraine Bingham Canter

She was retired from Bingham Lumber Company.

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Elizabeth Magdalene Maness Fair

Liz worked as a computer programmer early in her life and devoted the remaining years of her life to loving her family. 

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John Charles Bunch Jr.

Employed by Klaussner Furniture for 28 years, Johnny could walk in any establishment in Asheboro and be greeted by a close friend. 

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Sara Huddleston Burgess

After her husband died in a plane crash, she earned a degree at UNC-G and became a teacher.

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James M. Southern

Jim owned and operated Scott Book Store in Asheboro for many years. He also worked in the horticultural field.

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Roxa Cheek Amick

She was an active member of Pleasant Hill Christian Church and will be remembered for her sweet and generous spirit.

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Teresa Anne Russell Fogleman

She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, going to Walmart and Waffle House, watching Hallmark and the Atlanta Braves — pulling for her favorite player, Freddie Freeman. 

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David T. Cornelison

Funeral service is 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021.

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Terri Nicole Atkinson

She is survived by two children.

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Ruth Hunt Brady

Ruth received her high school diploma from Farmer High School in Asheboro.

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Reginald Melvin Womble

Reggie worked for Burlington Industries in Asheboro, Statesville and Greensboro and retired after 35 years.

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Patsy Ann Yow

Graveside services will be Nov. 16 at Randolph Memorial Park.

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Roy ‘RC’ Hulin

Memorial Services will be Nov. 16, 2021, at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel.

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Mac McCarty

Memorial service is Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021.

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Ervin 'Fran' Swicegood

He was the son of the late John Ervin Swicegood and Lora Jane Crotts Swicegood

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James 'Greg' Gregory Elmore

An Eagle Scout and a prankster who loved to play jokes on people, he worked as a Senior Service Engineer for Thomas Built Buses for 20 years.

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James 'Duncan' Garner

He is survived by one sister and several nieces and nephews.

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Edna Daile Burgess

The Randolph County native was retired from Randolph Hospital.

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Norah Maldonado Gutierrez

She enjoyed reading the Bible, serving at church and listening to Christian music. 

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Debra Walker Beane

The ER grad enjoyed spending time with family, her grandchildren and her animals.

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Robert 'Keith' Hussey

His joys were the simple things in life like fishing. 

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Frank Eugene Vergason

The family will hold a private service.

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Karen Lynn Harvell Parrish

Gardening was her passion, but she also loved NASCAR, old movies, music and hot dogs.

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Natasha Lynn Smith

A Celebration of Life will be Oct. 30.

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Edwin Vaughn Marriott Sr.

He had 15 siblings and was survived by four of them.

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Gary Wayne Strickland

He was born in Randolph County.

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Joseph "Joe" White Church Sr.

Among his many accolades, he was a Deacon Emeritus at Balfour Baptist Church in Asheboro and was co-owner of Richard's Home and Garden Center.

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James 'Chief' Harold Maness

He was a retired Chief Petty Officer with the US Navy.

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William Charles Pritchard

He served during the Vietnam War and later retired from the NC Zoological Park.

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Tonita Brabham Bulla

She retired as a secretary from GE/Black & Decker.

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Eddie Pugh

He served and helped countless people through tough times.

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Robert Franklin Barringer

He was born in Buncombe County and grew up in Asheboro.

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Terry Michael 'Mike' Stout

The former insurance salesman loved to race and loved to talk.

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Billy Hooks Jackson

He was a dedicated member of the Souls of Service Motorcycle Club in Lee County.

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Iris Williams

One of Iris' favorite things was sending and receiving cards from family and friends. 

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Michael George Staley

He died of natural causes.

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Jonathan Martin Jaimes

The infant passed away on Sept. 24.

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Heather Michelle Coalson

She enjoyed a successful career as a restaurant manager.

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Morris 'Pete' James Lynn Cole

Pete Cole enjoyed welding, working on cars, and the company of friends and family.

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Clement A. Paffe Jr.

Clement Paffe had a CPA practice for 40 years in High Point, Paml;ico County and Ashebor, NC.

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Marie Cross Boone

Marie Boone taught fifth grade in the Asheboro City School system for 33 years.

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Sheila Dianna McBride McCain

Sheila McCain taught Braille with Guilford County and Asheboro City schools.

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Martha Louise Lawrence Norman

Martha Norman was a well-known tennis player from Asheboro.

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