Ralph Aaron Ward, age 87, of Lexington passed on Friday, April 2, 2021 at his daughter’s home
in Raleigh after several years of declining health.
A funeral service and burial was held at 3:00 pm in the Lea
Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Prospect Hill on Monday, April 12, 2021. Visitation began one hour before the service.
Friends who were not able to make it to Prospect Hill for the burial were able to come to Davidson Funeral Home in
Lexington, N.C. from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Friday, April 9, 2021, where Mr. Ward laid in state and may also watch the Funeral,
which will be uploaded on Tuesday at www.facebook.com/davidson.funeralhome.
Mr. Ward was born on a dairy farm in Davidson
County on July 11, 1933 to Frank and Ester Hedrick Ward. He graduated from North Carolina State University with a BS degree
in Agriculture Education and started his 42-year career in public education as the agriculture teacher at Prospect Hill High
School in Caswell County. In 1962 he married Margie Daniels Ward, and immediately afterwards, they left for Purdue University
in Indiana, where he received his Master’s degree. Upon returning to Caswell County, he continued work for the Caswell
County Board of Education at the central office for 11 more years. In 1974 the family moved to Southport, N.C., where he worked
for the Brunswick County School System as the Vocational Director until retiring as the Personal Director in 1998. After retirement,
Ralph moved to Lexington, N.C. and enjoyed fixing up his 1962 car, tending his garden, working in the yard (he loved farming),
travel, and playing with his grandson.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Neaty Doughterty,
Willa Veigh Thomas, and Marie Michael, two brothers, Franklin Ward, and Charlie Ward, and his wife of 56 years, Margie Ward.
Surviving are his daughter, Maria Ward Ashbaugh; son-in-law, Dr. Brad Ashbaugh; grandson, Kalani Ashbaugh of Raleigh; and
his brother, Wayne Ward and his wife Irene of Monroe.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the NC State University
Foundation, Inc. at NCSU
Campus Box 7474, Raleigh, NC 27695-7474 by check with Ralph Ward in the memo or can be made
directly from the link below.
Online condolences may be made at www.davidsonfuneralhome.net
Norman Lee Henderson, 81, of Tamworth Dr., Denton passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at Forsyth Medical Center.
celebration of life service will be held at 4:00 pm on Saturday, April 17 at First Baptist Church in the outdoor shelter conducted
by Rev. Claudie Harrison and Military Honors provided by the Davidson County Honor Guard.
Norman was born October 10,
1939 in Davidson County to Ross Henderson and Annie Griffin Henderson. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
Norman was of the Baptist Faith. He was a graduate of Piedmont Bible College and over the years had pastored many churches
throughout his years in the Ministry. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, Bill, Robert, and Bennett;
his sisters, Ruby and Betty Jean.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Linda Paige Henderson of the home; daughters,
Norma Henderson Dunn and husband Kelly of Denton and Lisa Henderson Hill and husband Daren of Winston Salem; 2 grandchildren;
Briggs Funeral Home in Denton is serving the Henderson family.
Online condolences can be
made to the family at www.briggsfuneralhome.com
Moore Strickland, 75, of Summerville Ch. Rd., Denton, passed away on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at her residence.
service was held at 11:00 am Friday, April 9 at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel conducted by Rev. Billy Dunigan. Burial
followed at Mountain View Memorial Gardens.
Beulah was born in Haywood County on January 17, 1946 to John Dee Moore and
Alma Elizabeth Ledford Moore. She was of the Baptist Faith an had worked for Burlington Industries and Denton Tractor. In
addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Gary Glenwood Strickland; a son, Timothy Daniel Strickland;
brothers, R.L. Moore and Carl Moore.
She is survived by a son, Tracy Strickland; 4 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren;
brothers, Lewis Moore, Johnny Moore, Ralph Moore, Larry Moore; sisters, Elizabeth Franklin and Marie Dunigan.
will greet friends on Friday from 10:00 to 11:00 am prior to the service and other times at the residence.
can be made to Cancer Research at www.cancerresearch.org
Online condolences can be made to the family at www.briggsfuneralhome.com
Mr. James Lee Kinley, 69, of Charles Mountain Rd., Denton, NC passed away on Sunday, April
11, 2021, at his residence.
A celebration of life service will be held 11:00 am on Thursday, April15 at New Hope United
Methodist Church with Rev. Bobby Lorton officiating.
James was born in Randolph County on August 21, 1951 to Joseph
R. Kinley and Iva Summey Kinley. He retired from Klaussner Furniture where he had been a supervisor and he enjoyed farming
in his spare time. James was of the Christian Faith and a believer in of Christ. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by grandchildren, Faith, Savannah, and Jessica Arnette; brothers, Stephen,
Harold, and Don Kinley; sister, Ruth Ann Kinney.
He is survived by his wife, Neta Yow Kinley of the home; son; Douglas
Kinley of Denton; daughters, Teena Royal of Denton and Jamie Arnette of Winston Salem; brothers, Larry and Winfred Kinley;
sisters, Helen Shelley and Rebecca Lanier; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Kinley will lie in state at Briggs
Funeral Home on Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Online condolences can be made to the family at www.briggsfuneralhome.com.