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 Vivian Crouse
 Mrs. Vivian Swing Crouse, age 86 of Cedar Springs Road, Lexington, NC died Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington.

 A funeral service was held at 12:00 Noon Saturday, March 10 at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Chris Smith and Rev. Keith Carroll. A graveside service was held at 2:30 Saturday at Mountain View Memorial Gardens.

The family received friends from 11:00 until 12:00 Saturday at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church.

 Mrs. Crouse was born August 27, 1931 in Davidson County to Cletus Swing and Pauline Everhart Swing.  She was co-owner and operator of Crousedale Farms LLC.  She was a graduate of Davis Townsend High School and Ashemore Business College.  She was a member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. She had served on the Board of Directors of Davidson County Farm Bureau and had served as president of the Silver Valley E C A. She had served as a 4 H Leader and as State Youth Leader of the N C Holstein Association.  She had also been a Sunday School Teacher at Central United Methodist Church. She had served on the nominating committee of the Davidson County Electric Membership Corporation.  She was married to Ray Crouse who died October 20, 2000.  She was also preceded in death by her parents and by brothers Franklin Swing and Kenneth Swing.

 She is survived by her son Leslie Crouse and wife Donna; daughter Roxanna Smith and husband Chris all of Lexington; grandchildren Caroline Smith and Madison of Wallburg, and Cameron Smith of Charlotte; sisters Eva Rae Clark and Shirley Phillips both of Lexington

Briggs Funeral Home is serving the Crouse family. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice way, Lexington, NC 27292 or Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, PO Box 1967, Denton, NC 27239

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Kay Latham
Mrs. Kay Martin Latham, age 83 of Farmer Road, Denton, NC died Friday, March 9, 2018 at her residence.

A graveside was held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, March 13 at Denton Town Cemetery conducted by Rev. Neal Latham.

The family received friends on Monday at Briggs Funeral Home and other times will be at the residence on Farmer Road.

Mrs. Latham was born October 13, 1934 in Davidson County to Paul H Martin and Pauline Gallimore Martin.  She had last worked at Councill Craftsmen Furniture Company and was a homemaker.  She was a member of Gravel Hill Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her parents and by brothers, Richard Martin and Brack Martin and by a sister Dorothy Allred.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Earl Latham of the home; sons, Neal Latham and wife Dianne of Denton, and Steve Latham and wife Gaye of Lexington; sister Ann Dawson and husband Bill of Landis; grandchildren Amy Thompson, Adam Latham, and Amanda Whitaker; step-grandchildren, Michelle Gammons, Brad Hamilton and Jeremy Hamilton; 10 great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292 or to the charity of the Donor’s Choice.

The family would like to thank volunteer Gladys Decker for her special visits to Kay.

Briggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Moses Lee Luther
ASHEBORO—Moses Lee Luther, age 86, of Asheboro passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018 at Randolph Hospice House.
Moses Lee Luther was born on September 29, 1931 in Eleazer, NC.  He always told people that he attended the Eleazer Church 9 months before he was born, and he remained a faithful and active member until his death on March 9, 2018.

As a young man, Moses served his country as an MP in the Army.  During that time, he served in the Marshall Islands, and he was recognized for his part in guarding the transfer of the atomic bomb during testing there in 1954.

 Moses worked in construction as a General Contractor building numerous commercial structures throughout the southeast. In retirement he volunteered his time and talents by working with the Baptist Men Ministries and other organizations. He helped with disaster recovery work after Hurricane Katrina.  Locally, Moses assisted in the building of numerous ramps for those in need.  Moses also served as a member of the Logos Christian Theater cast.  He also volunteered at the annual Southeast Thresher’s Reunion in Denton where friends would find him keeping watch at the Radio Museum.

Moses had many interests and many friends.  He loved to restore “piddle with” antique cars and tractors.  He enjoyed attending car shows with friends. Bluegrass music played another big part in Moses’ life, and he often talked about his association with Bill Monroe and his visit to Bill Monroe’s home place.  He always enjoyed sharing coffee and laughter with friends at Willett’s Curb Market.  He gave so much of himself-his knowledge, his wisdom, his love of God, family, and friends.  He truly made a difference in the lives of all who knew him.

Moses is survived by his wife, Linda Smith Luther; sons, JR Luther and wife Sandy of Greensboro, Jon Luther and wife Trudy of Asheboro, and David Smith and wife Mary of Biscoe; daughters, Elaine Smith of Asheboro and Lynn Callicutt of Asheboro; grandchildren, David Luther, Jacob Luther, Daniel Smith, Robin Morris, and Jason Morris; and great grandchildren, Logan Morris, Eli Smith, Arlis Smith, Madison Smith, Averey Smith, Bristol Morris, and Harper Morris.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue in Asheboro.  Funeral services were held on Monday, March 12, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Eleazer Victory Church with Rev. Jimmy Wansley, Rev. Darrell Smith, and Rev. Ed Carter.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph, P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, NC  27204-0009 or Eleazer Victory Church, c/o Imogene Hardister, 4995 Burney Mill Rd., Troy, NC  27371.

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William “Bill” Wallace
William Boyd “Bill” Wallace passed away to his forever home March 5th, 2018, surrounded by family.

Bill was born May 21, 1946 in Lexington NC. He grew up on High Rock Lake, and was an avid fisherman and hunter. Nothing pleased him more than fishing with his brothers and hunting with his sons. Bill graduated from Central Davidson High School and retired from Georgia Pacific.

He leaves behind his wife, Carolin Wallace; son Todd Wallace, wife Wendy, grandson Adam, and granddaughter Whitney and son Jeffery Wallace and girlfriend Lisa Whitaker; and brother’s Larry and David Wallace. The service will be held on Saturday, March 24 at Sheets Memorial Baptist Church, 310 Cotton Gove Road, Lexington NC. Visitation will be from 1pm to 3pm, and 3-4 for the service. The family asks that in lieu of flowers send donations to Hospice of Davidson county or Sheets Memorial Missionary fund.