Gerald Winfrey

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Gerald L. Winfrey

HIGH POINT - Gerald L. Winfrey, 84, a resident of High Point, passed away Friday, Oct. 26, 2012.

He was born Dec. 11, 1927, in Guilford County to the late Edward L. Winfrey and Effie Rush Winfrey.

A graduate of High Point College, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II.

He retired after 40 years of dedicated service as Branch Manager of Snyder Paper Company. He was a lifelong member of Green Street Baptist Church, and was very proud of his family's heritage at Green Street.

Gerald was a life-time friend of American Children's Home in Lexington and was proud of his work there, serving them in many capacities.

In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing at the coast with his sons, Joe and Eddie.

In addition to his parents, preceding him in death were his wife of 58 years, Daisy O. Winfrey; and a brother, James Winfrey.

He is survived by Joe Winfrey son, and Inett Cordell of Roan Mountain, Tenn., and Eddie Winfrey, son, and Sue Rutherford of Pine Knoll Shores; his sisters-in-law Jessie C. Winfrey of High Point and Jane Bogedain of Salisbury. Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews, and a special friend, A. Ray Hughes of Wilmington.

Service: A service to celebrate Gerald's life will be held Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point, with Pastor Frank Hensley officiating. Interment will follow in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David Veitch, Richard Campbell, Melvin Harrell, Mike Windham, Wayne Roach and Brian Long.

Visitation: The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home, and at other times, will be at the residence.

Memorials: Memorials in Gerald's memory may be made to The American Children's Home, P.O. Box 1288, Lexington, NC 27293-1288; or Green Street Baptist Church, Building Fund, 1701 Westchester Drive, Suite 620, High Point, NC 27262.

Online condolences may be made at www.cumbyfuneral. com.

Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service of High Point.

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High Point, NC 27262
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Published in Salisbury Post on Oct. 29, 2012
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