Obituaries, August 27, 2014

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 05:09 PM


Mary Jane Schreiber
CHAPEL HILL — Mary Jane Schreiber of Chapel Hill passed away at Duke Medical Center on August 23.
She was the daughter of Arthur and Lorena Moorhead and grew up in Indiana and western North Carolina.
Jane attended Valley Springs High School in Skyland, NC and Blanton’s Business College in Asheville, NC. She worked for several years in the business departments of radio stations in Hendersonville, NC and Durham, NC.
Jane met her husband, Jim Schreiber, at Valley Springs High School, and they were married in 1958 when he was a rising senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. They remained residents of Chapel Hill for the remainder of her life.
Jane and Jim became members of the University Presbyterian Church, Chapel Hill in 1966. She was a constant, active member, and it was her joy and passion to serve in numerous functions of the church life.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, their 3 children Wendy Schreiber Rose (Byron) of Great Falls, Virginia, Leslie Schreiber Hicks (Tom) of Chapel Hill, Eric G. Schreiber of Richmond, Virginia, and Champ the collie. There are four grandchildren: Caitlin and Justin Rose, Jackson and Nicholas Schreiber. She is also survived by a brother, Arthur Moorhead of Knoxville, Tennessee, and a nephew and niece, Michael Moorhead and Suzanne Moorhead Koontz.
The family express profound appreciation for the superb care given Jane by the UNC Hospitals and Duke ICU unit. Nurse Care of North Carolina has our respect and thanks. We have much appreciation for the outstanding providers at Hillcrest Convalescent Center.
Grateful appreciation is extended to two wonderful, talented caregivers, Larry Lee and Diana Yancey. These two caring people contributed remarkably toward bettering the quality of life she had in the past months.
A memorial service will be held on September 20 at the University Presbyterian Church at 11:00 am. The family will receive guests in the fellowship hall following the service.
Memorials may be made to the University Presbyterian Church, Attn: Faith Forward Campaign, PO Box 509, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.


Elva Hawkins Davis Long
HURDLE MILLS — Elva Hawkins Davis Long, 84, of Hurdle Mills, died Monday, August 25, 2014.
Born in Duplin County, Mrs. Long was the daughter of the late Charles Burch and Sadie Maude Hawkins Davis and wife of the late Robert Oscar Long. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, C.B. Davis, Jr. and Vernon Davis. Mrs. Long retired from Crown Crafts and was a member of Salem United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir.
Mrs. Long is survived by her children, Devereaux Long and wife Vickie of Roxboro, Garnet Long Ellis and husband Wade of Rougemont and Carol Baughn and husband Mike of Burlington; three brothers, Donald Davis and wife Amy of Roxboro, Clifford Davis and wife Jean of Graham, Jerry Davis of Danville, VA; one sister, Nancy Satterfield and husband Billy of Roxboro; one sister-in-law, Jeanette Grinstead Davis of Roxboro; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held 11AM, Thursday, August 28, 2014, at Salem United Methodist Church by the Rev. Renee Burnette and the Rev. Jeff Roberts. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held 6:30-8PM, Wednesday, at the Brooks & White Funeral Home and at other times at the home.
Pallbearers will be Michael Davis, Tommy Pentecost, George Tingen, George Woody, Jimmy Davis, Charles Davis, and Ron Phipps.
Memorials may be made to Salem United Methodist Church Building Fund, 933 Salem Church Rd., Hurdle Mills, NC 27541.
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Judith W. Johnson
HIGH POINT — Ms. Judith W. Johnson, longtime resident of the High Point area, went to be with the Lord on Monday, August 25, at North Carolina Baptist Hospital. Born January 21, 1941 in Columbus County, North Carolina to Will and Mattie Watts, she met the love of her life, James (Jim) Stanfield Johnson, at the Historic Colonial Inn in Hillsborough and married in 1960.
She earned an associate degree in chemistry from Guilford Technical College. She was a dedicated social worker for Guilford County. In later life, she worked as an assistant editor for the High Point Enterprise. Very active until the time of her death, she was employed at Cornerstone Healthcare.
She enjoyed fishing at Lake Wakayama, dancing with friends, time spent with her children and grandchildren, bird watching and caring for her gardens. She was a faithful member of the Red Hat Ladies. She enjoyed conversation with her family and friends about her faith in her Lord Jesus Christ.
Ms. Johnson is survived by her two sisters, Kathy McClay (Doug) and Karen Watts; six children, Stan Johnson (Kim), Donna Marie Johnson, Marlene Thomas (Gerald), Darlene Johnson, Katherine Johnson, Clay Johnson (Julie). She also leaves behind six grandchildren, Forris Barnard, Joshua Johnson, Kaitlyn, Kristen Johnson, Emily Johnson, and Colton Johnson. She was proceeded in death by her husband, James Johnson, and her brother, John Watts.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, August 29, at 1:00pm at Sechrest Funeral Chapel on 1301 Lexington Ave. in High Point. Visitation will also be at Sechrest on Thursday, August 28, 6-8pm.