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Frances Cranford
Ms. Frances Jean “Sis” Cranford age 90, of New Hope Rd., Denton passed away Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Randolph Hospice House.

 Frances was born January 3, 1927 in Randolph County to W. Dyel Cranford and Nancy Lou Chaffin Cranford. She attended New Hope United Methodist Church and was a graduate of Farmer High School class of 1943. Frances graduated from High Point Hospital School of Nursing and The Children’s Hospital School of Nursing in Washington D.C.  in 1948 and later that year became a Registered Nurse. Through the years Frances had worked as a Registered Nurse at Randolph Hospital, Burlington Industries, and in Dr. Tyson’s office in High Point. In addition to her parents Frances was preceded in death by brothers, Aaron Lewis Cranford and Harold Cranford.
 Left to cherish her memory is sister, Patsy Cranford Wagoner of Denton; special nieces and nephews, Kenneth Cranford, Dennis Cranford, Mike Wagoner, Dan Wagoner, Jane Johns, and John Wagoner; and by a host of great nieces and nephews.

Memorials can be made to Hospice of Randolph County or to New Hope United Methodist Church.

Briggs Funeral Home of Denton is serving the family of Ms. Cranford.

Online condolences may be made at

Tony Hawley
Mr. Tony Wayne Hawley, 73, a resident of Cheek Drive, passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Hospice Home of High Point.

A service was held Thursday, February 16, 2016 at 2:00 PM at the J.C. Green & Sons Chapel with Rev. Brandon Wolfe officiating. The family received friends Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family ask memorials be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1803 Westchester Dr. High Point, NC 27262. Online condolences may be directed to the Hawley family at

Donnie Owen
Mr. Donnie Lee Owen, Sr. age 61 of Mountain View Church Road, Lexington, NC died Friday, February 17, 2017 at his residence.

A funeral service was held at 3:00 pm Monday, February 20 at Mountain View Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Tim Miller.  Burial  followed in the church cemetery.
 The family received friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Sunday at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton and other times at the residence of his mother on Mountain View Church Road, Lexington.

 Mr. Owen was born March 25, 1955 in Davidson County to Clifford Lee Owen and Louise Hedrick Owen.  He had worked in furniture manufacturing industry and was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church.  He was preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by his wife, Melinda Jarrett Owen of the home; sons, Donnie Lee (Spanky) Owen, Jr. of the home, Jimmy Owens of Lexington and Jeremy Owen of Denton; daughter Ashley Owen of Lexington, mother Louise Owen of Lexington; sister Kaye Talbert of Lexington and 5 grandchildren.
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Margie Weavil
Mrs. Margie Snider Weavil, age 82 of Garner Road, Denton, NC died Friday, February 17, 2017 at her residence.

A funeral service was held at 11:00 AM Monday, February 20 at New Jerusalem United Church of Christ conducted by Rev. Jimmy Norred and Dr. Rev. Joe Coltrane.  Burial followed at Mountain View Memorial Gardens.

 The family  received friends from 10:00 to 11:00 Monday at New Jerusalem United Church of Christ.

 Mrs. Weavil was born May 3, 19034 in Davidson County to Hosea Lee Snider and Sirona Kindley Snider. She was a member of New Jerusalem United Church of Christ where she had served as President of the Consistory, Treasurer, and President of the Church Women, Elder, Deacon and Sunday School Teacher. She had been a volunteer with Meals on Wheels.  She had been named Silver Valley Civitan Community Citizen of the Year.  She had been active in the Church Women of the Southern Conference of United Church of Christ serving as President  2009-2013, was named Woman of the Year in 2007 and Honored at the General Synod#26.  She had also served in numerous other offices in the Church Women of the Western North Carolina Association.  She was a strong advocate of Nazareth Children’s Home and the scholarship given to Nazareth students each year from the Church Women of the Western North Carolina Association. She was a retired employee of Thornton Knitting Company.  She was married to Ned H Weavil who died April 10, 2000.  She was also preceded in death by her parents and by a brother L. H. Snider.

 She is survived by a son, Ned H. Weavil of Concord and one granddaughter

 Memorials may be made to New Jerusalem United Church of Christ Building Fund, 4104 Jerusalem Road, Lexington, NC 27292
 Briggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.