HIGH POINT Martha Jane Williard Clegg, 79, went home to be with the Lord on July 12, 2012 at Westchester Manor at Providence Place.
She was born to Clay and Evia Williard on Sept. 28, 1932 on the family farm on Willard Dairy Road as the youngest of seven children. She enjoyed the farming life and lived near the farm all her life until her health failed and she went to Westchester Manor.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Ken Clegg, and daughter Debbie Clegg, of the home, Dan Clegg and wife Pam, Jim Clegg and wife Amy, grandchildren, Candice Ridge and husband Matt of Thomasville, Krystal Clegg, of Greenville, N.C., Sarah Jane, Mary Kate, and Matthew Dunbar of High Point. Great granddaughters include Mattison, Parker, and Ella Ridge of Thomasville. She is survived by one brother, Edward Willard, and one sister, Catherine Thomas.
She was a member of Oak View Baptist Church and loved the work of the Women on Missions. She had a special love in her heart for mission work and the women of this group were among her best friends. She was known for her delicious meals that she shared with family and friends. She had a gift for helping neighbors and friends in times of need.
Funeral Services will be conducted Saturday morning at 11 a.m. from the Oak View Baptist Church by Pastor Smith and her husband Ken Clegg. Interment will follow in the Oaklawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Winston Salem.
The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 until 8p.m. at the Cumby Family Funeral Service on Eastchester Dr. Pallbearers will be Johnny Williard , Ryan Burton Joey Wood, Carl Harbin, Charles Clegg and Ivey Thomas.
Memorials can be made to Oak View Baptist Church (for Women on Missions) 810 Oakview Rd. High Point, N.C. 27265 or Hospice of the Piedmont 1801 estchester Dr. High Point, N.C. 27262
The family wishes to thank all the wonderful caregivers she has had from Comfort Keepers, Piedmont Home Health Care, and especially Westchester Manor. Heartfelt thanks goes to granddaughter Candice Ridge, who as an activities director at Westchester Manor, took special care of her grandmother as a resident there. Her special love was an encouragement to all of us.
On line condolences may be sent to www.cumbyfuneral.com