Sunday, July 20, 2014

Jul. 19, 2014 @ 08:09 PM

Hazel N. Wright

HIGH POINT — Hazel Newton Wright, 91, a resident of Providence Place, died July 19, 2014, at the Hospice Home of High Point.

Hazel was born in Oxford on Dec. 30, 1922, the daughter of the late Hurley Lewis Newton Sr. and Lula Hight Newton. Hazel graduated from Oxford High School in 1939. She was voted “Prettiest Girl” in the class. On June 1, 1939, she married Roscoe J. Wright Sr., who preceded her in death on June 30, 2003. She was also preceded her in death by two brothers, Hurley L. Newton Jr. and Edward L. Newton, and by one sister, Elizabeth N. Blackley.

Hazel and Roscoe moved to High Point in1961. They were members of Emerywood Baptist Church, where they served faithfully. Together they enjoyed traveling with friends and watching ACC basketball and the Atlanta Braves. Hazel was a volunteer for Mobile Meals. She enjoyed playing bridge, making seasonal crafts, sewing, knitting and making dolls. Hazel particularly enjoyed cooking wonderful meals for her family. She made special treats for family and friends every holiday.

Hazel is survived by her son, Roscoe J. (Rocky) Wright Jr., and wife Lynda of High Point, and by her daughter, Martha MacAninch and husband Andy of Lakeway, Texas. She has four grandchildren: Melissa Warren and husband Greg of High Point, Matthew Wright and wife Jennifer of Winston-Salem, Joshua Budwin and wife Meredith of Austin, Texas, and Andrew Budwin of Christiansburg, Virginia. She has one step-grandson, Brian McHenry and wife Detra of Winston-Salem. Her great-grandchildren are Seth Cranford, Addie Cranford, Silas Cranford, Archer Cranford and Sophie Budwin. Her step-great-grandson is Nathan McHenry.

The funeral service will be held at Emerywood Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Tuesday July 22, officiated by Dr. Robert U. Ferguson Jr. and Dr. Harold C. Warlick Jr. After the service, the family will receive friends in the Gathering Room. The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Henderson. There will be a visitation at Sechrest Funeral Service at 1301 E. Lexington Ave., High Point, from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 21.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Emerywood Baptist Church, 1300 Country Club Drive, High Point, NC 27262; to Mobile Meals, P. O. Box 6666, High Point, NC 27262; or to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262.

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Willie T. Chisenhall

CREEDMOOR — Willie “TY” Tyrone Chisenhall, 67, of Durham died Friday, July 18, 2014, at Duke University Hospital.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, July 21, in the Eakes Funeral Chapel in Creedmoor by the Rev. Tommy Lamm and the Rev. Dan Hill. Burial will be in Creedmoor Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Monday, July 21, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. prior to the service at the Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and at other times at the home.

Online condolences can be made to Select obits.

Flowers accepted, or memorials may be made to Fellowship Baptist Church, 1512 Beaver Dam Road, Creedmoor, NC 27522.

Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor.




Hazel L. Hobgood

HENDERSON — Hazel Lynch Hobgood, 88, of 119 White Oak Drive, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Maria Parham Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by J. M. White Funeral Home.




 John T. Gentry

HENDERSON — John Thomas Gentry, 56, of Green-Bullock Assisted Living, died July 14, 2014, at Duke Regional Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22, at Flat Creek Baptist Church by Pastor William Everett. Interment will follow at Blacknall Cemetery.

Viewing will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Monday, July 21, in the Davis-Royster Funeral Service chapel and at the church one hour prior to the service.

The family is receiving friends at 63 New Circle Lane, Henderson.

Arrangements are by Davis-Royster Funeral Services.