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Nancy Carroll Brown
Mrs. Nancy Carroll Brown, age 81 of Lansdowne Maryland and formerly of Denton died Saturday, July 13 at her residence in her grandmother Carroll’s bed.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM Friday July 19 in the Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel.  She will be buried next to her parents in the Denton Town Cemetery

The family will see friends from 1:00 until 2:30 PM Friday at Briggs Funeral Home.

Mrs. Brown was born in Davidson County on March 20, 1938 to Robert C. (Bob) Carroll and Mildred Yarborough Carroll. She was a former member of First Baptist Church in Denton.  She graduated from Denton High School, and received an Associate in Arts degree from Wingate College.  She furthered her education in the school of Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She had lived in the Maryland suburbs of Washington DC for over 50 years.  She had owned and operated a Nursery School and later a Catering Business, “Always A Sensation.”

She enjoyed compiling her family history which pre-dates the establishment of Davidson County. She enjoyed traveling and reading watching old movies.

She is survived by sons, R. Chris Brown and Charles Mark Carroll and fiancée Leslie Johnston; daughter, Sherry B Bell and husband Anthony (Tony) all of Maryland, grandchildren, Jordan Bell, and wife Katie, Jayme Bell, Roberta  (Roby) Bell, Ian Bell, Hitoshi Carroll and Michiko Carroll; brother, R. James (Jimmy) Carroll and wife Carolyn and Joan Carroll Briggs and husband Jack all of Denton; four nieces and one nephew.

Flowers may be sent, but the family also encourages Memorials may be made to Parkinson’s Foundation (httsps://
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Judith L. Covil
March 26, 1952 – July 5, 2019

Judith Lee Covil, 67, passed away on July 5, 2019 at her home in Denton, NC. She was born on March 26, 1952 in North Hampton, Mass.; the daughter of Kenneth Lee and Edna Mae Rogers Perkins. She was self-employed as a beautician for over 50 years. Even after her retirement, she continued to visit nursing homes doing hair for those who needed her care. She was very active in her church for years. Judith was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. She will be deeply missed. Judith was preceded in death by her husband, Mark Anthony Covil, in May of 2016. Those left to cherish her memory are her loving children: Michael Morgan (Nicole), Mark Morgan (Julie), Poppy Watkins, Michael Covil (Layne), Matthew Covil (Rachel); grandchildren: Johnathan, Tanner, McClellan, Marissa, Sydney, Braxton, Kirsten, Konor, Kenzie, Jaxson, Ellie; great grandchild: Kyla Skye; siblings: Camilla Bentley, Vincent Yacuzzo, Daniel Perkins and loving nephew, Shawn Yacuzzo and by many loving nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held on Wednesday, July 10th at 11:00 am at Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel with entombment to follow at Guilford Memorial Park. The family received friends on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cancer Treatment Center, 600 Celebrate Life Pkwy., Newnan, GA 30265 Online condolences may be made at

Shirley Jones
Shirley Ruth Hazelwood Jones, 83, of Thomasville passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at the Hospice Home of High Point. Shirley was born May 03, 1936 to the late Hiram Hazelwood and Daisy L. Wagner Hazelwood in Stokes County, North Carolina.

Shirley worked many years in the Furniture Industry as a sewer. She was of the Baptist faith. Shirley was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister; she will be greatly missed. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Jack Jones, Sr. on June 6, 1989; one son Donald Jones, and twelve brothers and sisters.

Surviving are her four sons, Rev. Dr. Steve Jones, Jack Jones, Jerry Jones, Mark Jones; one sister, Ruby Myers; six grandchildren and she also leaves behind many beloved great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

A funeral service was held Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Potters Clay Baptist Church in High Point with Rev. Wayne Canham and Rev. Allen Locklear officiating. Interment followed at Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family received friends at the J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville on Friday evening from 6:00-8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be sent to Potters Clay Baptist Church at PO Box 4593 Archdale, NC 27263. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

David Parker
Mr. David Earl Parker, 83, a resident of Hoy Long Rd. passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019 in Forsyth Medical Center. He was born December 11, 1935 in Johnston County, NC son of the late Joseph Fuller Parker and Lennie Stanley Parker. Mr. Parker worked in the furniture industry for many years and was of the Primitive Baptist Christian Faith. He loved going fishing and hunting, and also enjoyed his garden and everything outdoors. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Ricky Earl Parker; one sister, Ruby Stanley; and two brothers, Kenneth Parker and Hubert Parker. He was married to Katie Ruth West Parker who survives of the home. Also surviving are two daughters, Linda Peace of High Point and Brenda Ward of Thomasville; one son, Terry “Scotty” Parker of Trinity; three sisters, Lossie Allen of Winston Salem, Merle Lassiter of High Point, and Gail Wise of Kinston, NC; one brother, Robert Parker of High Point, NC; and four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 15, 2019 at 2:00 PM in J. C. Green & Sons Chapel in Thomasville with Elder David Anderson and Elder Wayne Gravley officiating. Entombment was held at Holly Hill Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family greeted friends prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the donors choice. Online condolences may be sent to the Parker Family at