Deaths for Jan. 10, 2013

Jan. 09, 2013 @ 06:29 PM

Lori High
Mrs. Lori Scott High, 41, passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at Mercy Hospital in Charlotte.
Lori was the daughter of James Scott and the late Betty Sue Brooks Scott.
Visitation will be Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the McEwen Funeral Home. Services to celebrate her life will be 11 a.m. Friday in the McEwen Colonial Chapel. Interment will follow in Lakeland Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband, Joe High of the home; father, James Scott of Monroe; sister, Susan Tyson and husband, David, of Monroe; brother, James A. Scott of Monroe.
McEwen Funeral and Cremation Service of Monroe is serving the family of Mrs. High.


Mary Humphries
Mary Viola Atwood Humphries, 86, died on Sunday, January 6, 2013.  She is predeceased by her husband, Herbert Brooks Humphries, Sr.  Born on May 5, 1926 in Winston Salem, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Edgar Wiley Atwood and Ethel Mable Blakeley Atwood.  Since Mary was 28 years old, she has always actively served in the church.  One of her most precious memories was working for many years with young people in the areas of teaching and missions.  She has taught Sunday School for every age group, from nursery through adult.  She also served as an ordained deacon of First Baptist Church, Monroe.
Mary graduated from Grey High School in 1938 in Winston Salem, N.C.  She attended Winston Salem City Hospital Nursing School from 1938-1939.  During World War II, she lived in Asheville, where she worked for Southern Bell Telephone Company.  On a blind date, she met her future husband, and they were married a year or so later on December 31, 1945.
Then three children later, the family moved to Monroe, N.C., where they reared their children. Mary is survived by her brother, James Ray Atwood of Hope Mills, N.C.; her great aunt, Viola Williams of Winston Salem, N.C.; her cousins, Betty Fowler of Conway, S.C. and Nancy Williams of Winston Salem, N.C.; her children, Patricia Humphries-Bivens (husband, Laurence Bivens) of Lake Park, N.C., Deborah Shane (husband, Gary Shane) of Hartwell, Ga. and Herbert Brooks Humphries, Jr. (Burt), (wife, Jane W. Humphries) of Monroe, N.C.; seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Mary and Herbert founded Monroe’s Family Shoe Center in 1955.  The business was Mary and Herb’s “home away from home.”  Fifty-five years later, it is still thriving as a legacy to their memory.  Aside from her ministries at church and in the community, Mary volunteered for the American Red Cross, where she taught Home Nursing.  Later as a registered Emergency Medical Technician, she was listed for emergency crisis situations.  Mary also taught for Union Technical Institute in the area of adult education.   She enjoyed writing poetry and reading, games and research on the computer and working in her yard.
A Service of death and resurrection will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, January 13th at First Baptist Church, Monroe, N.C. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 2:45 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Mary Atwood Humphries Memorial Fund at First Baptist Church, 109 E. Morrow Ave., Monroe, NC 28112.
Gordon Funeral Service is caring for the Humphries family.  Online condolences may be made at


Judy Keziah
Mrs. Judy Keziah, 71, died Monday, January 7, 2013 at Lake Park Nursing and Rehab.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at Grace Baptist Church in Monroe. Interment will follow in Sharon Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Mrs. Keziah was born October 21, 1941 in Charlotte and was the daughter of the late Woodrow Wilson and Edna Thompson McMehan. She was employed by Wachovia Bank as well as Presbyterian Hospital.
Mrs. Keziah is survived by her husband, Thomas; sons, Bryan Keziah (Myra) of Monroe and Richard Keziah and wife, Melissa, of Waxhaw; daughter Tina Keziah Foster and husband, Lee, of Midland; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Online condolences may be left for the family at
Good Shepherd Funeral Home, Indian Trail is serving the family of Mrs. Keziah.

Jimmy Moore
Mr. Jimmy Lee Moore of Clemmons, died Monday, January 7, 2013 following a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease.
He was born in Iredell County to the late John and Clara Foutz Moore on December 24, 1935.  Mr. Moore was a graduate of Pfeiffer University and had served in the U.S. Army Reserves and had retired as an auditor with the North Carolina Department of Revenue.  Jim enjoyed exercising and playing golf.  He had served as a volunteer at the Samaritan Soup Kitchen, Crisis Control, the Walkertown Lutheran Home and Meals on Wheels.  Jim was devoted to his family and we will miss him very much.
He is survived by his wife June Hinson Moore; a daughter, Sherye Hall (Jeff), and granddaughters, Allison Paige and Kelly Kristin Hall of Winston-Salem.  Also surviving are a sister, Pat Ramseur and nephew, Donny Ramseur of Concord.
A celebration of life service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, January 19, 2013 at the Lutheran Church of the Epiphany in Winston-Salem with Pastor E. Ray Mohrmann  officiating.  The family will receive friends following the service.  A private committal will be held at Forsyth Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Samaritan Ministry, 1243 Patterson Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 or the endowment fund of Epiphany Lutheran Church, 5220 Silas Creek Parkway - Winston-Salem, NC 27106.
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Shirley Morrison
Shirley Ann Gaither Morrison, 65, of Weddington, died January 5, 2012. 
Funeral Services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in Waxhaw.  Burial to follow in the church cemetery.  Arrangements are being handled by Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Service.