HIGH POINT — Mr. Arville Emmett Sawyers, 73, of High Point, passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at his home. Mr. Sawyers was born in Patrick County, Va., on Dec. 2, 1939, to Monroe and Helen Bateman Sawyers. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend to so many. He will be dearly missed by all his family and friends. Mr. Sawyers was retired from R.J. Reynolds Inc. Surviving are his loving wife, Edith Bowman Sawyers of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Jamie Sawyers of High Point; grandchildren, Suzanne Morgan and husband Mark of Fuquay Varina, Kevin Sawyers and wife Jennie of Canton, Ga., Krissy Sawyers of Fayetteville, Lauren McClintock and husband Chris of High Point, Joshua Harrelson of High Point and Erica Harrelson also of High Point; great-grandchildren, Isaac Sawyers, Maylee Sawyers, Max Sawyers, Roxie Sawyers, Cael Morgan, Emmett Morgan, Wyatt Morgan, Landon Sawyers and Kinlee McClintock; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry Sawyers, and Gary and Lisa Sawyers, all of Ararat, Va., Randall and Heidi Sawyers of Mooresville, and Milford and Sonya Sawyers of Mount Airy. In addition to his parents, Mr. Sawyers was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Dollyhigh. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at Doe Run Baptist Church by the Rev. Terry Vaughn and the Rev. Homer Bowman. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 1 p.m. until the hour of the service. Online condolences may be made at

Published in Mount Airy Newspapers from Sept. 19 to Sept. 20, 2013