CLIMAX Paul Lamar Pozil, 81, died Wednesday, May 20, 2020. A celebration of life service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 23 at Trinity Church, 5200 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro. Forbis and Dick Pleasant Garden Chapel is serving the family.
GREENSBORO Thelma Matthews, 88, died Wednesday, May 20, 2020. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 23 at Church St. Baptist Church, 3113 N. Church St. Pierce-Jefferson Lambeth Chapel is assisting the family.
FEBRUARY 12, 1946 - MAY 16, 2020 Greensboro Ms. Judith Parry Gregorio, 74, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 16, 2020, at Beacon Place Hospice Home. Daughter of the late William T. Parry and Vera M. Parry (Nobbs), Judith Parry was born in London, England on February 12, 1946. The daughter of an American soldier stationed in London during World War II, she and her mother immigrated to the United States shortly after the war, settling in Buffalo, NY. Judy was a graduate of Bennett High School in Buffalo, and Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. She was a social worker in Chautauqua County, NY for 25 years, retiring in 2005 and relocating to Greensboro. She had a passion for her family and friends, reading, history, bowling, and ice cream. She is survived by her son James Alan Gregorio, daughter-in-law Caroline Sparrow Gregorio, and granddaughters Isabella Parry Gregorio and Sarah Grace Webster Gregorio, all of Greensboro, NC. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Judy loved animals almost as much as she loved ice cream, and memorial contributions may be made to SPCA of the Triad at 3163 Hines Chapel Rd., Greensboro, NC 27405. Online condolences may be offered at www.forbisanddick.com.
JUNE 25, 1980 - MAY 19, 2020 Joe Wesley Small, 39, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Joe was born on June 25th, 1980 in High Point, NC to Joe B. Small and Alma Paulette Small. Joe was an Army veteran that served in Iraq. He loved his family and his country. He was a loving father and husband. He is survived by his wife Corinna Campbell; his children Austin, Sterling, Wesley, Shayne, and Gabriel; his parents Joe and Paulette Small; his brother Pete and sisters Teresa and Rebecca; his niece Carmen, and his grandmother Virginia Grant. A celebration of Joe's life will take place on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 7 p.m. at Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services of Archdale, NC. Online condolences for the Small family may be made at www.advantagearchdale.com. Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services - Archdale 120 Trindale Road, Archdale, NC 27263
MAY 1, 1930 - MAY 20, 2020 William "Bill" Graham Sumner, 90, passed away at home surrounded by family on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 8:40 a.m. A Guilford County resident since 1973, Bill was born in New Bedford, MA, on May 1, 1930, to the late Joseph "Joe" and Ada Sumner. He was a member of Holy Trinity Church in Greensboro. After graduating in 1951 from the New Bedford Institute of Textile Technology (University of MA), Bill joined the U.S. Army where he taught petroleum analysis. He then worked for U.S. Testing Laboratories, GAF (General Aniline & Film), and then Armour Industrial Chemical Company in Chicago. In 1968, Bill was hired as a product manager for specialty chemicals at Geigy Dyestuffs. He successfully worked in sales/sales management, was the first business director for the chelating business unit, and as sales director for CIBA-GEIGY, until his retirement in July, 1992. Bill was a devoted husband, father, and loving grandfather. He was also a friend of Bill W.'s. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Johnny Sumner. Bill is survived by his wife of 68 years, Nancy Mercer Sumner; one brother; two sisters; sons, Scott Sumner (Beverly) of Reddington Beach, FL, and Paul Sumner (Linda) of Greensboro, NC; daughters, Lisa Herman (Aaron) of Watertown, MA, and Carole Pickard (Bill) of Pisgah Forest, NC; seven grandsons; three granddaughters; 11 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors, 1990 Fordham Dr., Suite 100, Fayetteville, NC 28304. Hanes-Lineberry N. Elm St. Chapel in Greensboro has the honor of assisting the family with arrangements. Due to our uncertain times, a celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date. Please share memories or offer online condolences at www.haneslineberryfhnorthelm.com.
OCTOBER 8, 1927 - MAY 21, 2020 Mary Lee Holder Scotton, age 92 years, of Staley, NC, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at Cambridge Hills in Pittsboro, NC. Known as Mary Lee to her siblings and friends, Mary Lee was born in Staley, NC on October 8, 1927 to Greg and Georgia Shephard Holder. She was the ninth of ten children. There will be a private graveside funeral service. Mary Lee will lie in repose at Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty on Monday, May 25, 2020 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. for family and friends. In addition to her parents, Mary Lee was preceded in death by her husband Charles; two sons, John Avery Scotton and Thomas Alex Scotton; two grandchildren, Leah Scotton and Clara Scotton; three sisters, Ila Holder Ferguson, Colleen Holder Whitley, Annie Dare and Holder Lineberry; six brothers, Thomas Holder, RC Holder, George Holder, Walter Patterson (Buck) Holder, James Vernon (JV) and Lonnie Holder. Surviving are Mary Lee's children, Charles Michael Scotton (Jan), Dr. Phillip Scotton (Judy), Dr. Mary Lynn Scotton Piven (Joe), Walter Gregory Scotton, James Scotton (Kim), Dr. David Scotton (Laurie), Paul Scotton (Joanne), Sarah Scotton Ellington (Tim); 15 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Special thanks to the caring staff at Cambridge Hills, Hospice of Chatham County as well as Fr. Michael Allegretto of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com. Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty is honored to serve the Scotton family. Loflin Funeral Home 212 W. Swannanoa Ave.
DECEMBER 8, 1938 - MAY 21, 2020 Mrs. Frances Short Brendle, 81, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at Beacon Place. There will be a private family service held at this time and there will be a public memorial gathering at her church to be announced at a later date. Mrs. Brendle was a long-time member of Rehobeth United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Freida Short; sisters, Elizabeth S. Goolsby, Martha S. Waycaster, and Rebecca S. Bass; and one brother, Walter Douglas Short. Frances is survived by her husband of 47 years, David J. Brendle; daughter, Renee Tucker Saul (Robin), of Greensboro; daughter, Christina Tucker Thompson (Keith), of Coleridge; step-daughter, Michele Brendle Workman (Bill), of Winston Salem; step-daughter, Kimberly Brendle Crouse (Danny), of Greensboro; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Emma S. Turner, of Shinglehouse, PA; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, family members and friends whom she loved. Mrs. Brendle will lie in state from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at George Brothers Funeral Service if you would like to sign her register book and pay your respects. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Greensboro or Rehobeth United Methodist Church Congregational Health Fund.