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Marlin Ray Lovingood
Date: 9/7/2017
Location: Thomasville

Mr. Marlin Ray Lovingood, 68, a resident of Thomasville, passed away on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at his home. Mr. Lovingood was born on August 13, 1949 in Cherokee County, NC to the late Eulice Grant Lovingood and Geneva Payne Lovingood. He was a member of Grace Community Fellowship Full Gospel Christian Church in Lexington and worked at Modern Carving. Along with his father, he is preceded in death by one brother, Marvin Lovingood; two sisters, Margaret Lovingood and Deana Lovingood; and brother-in-law, William Thomas. Surviving are his wife, Emma Hunt Lovingood of the home; mother, Geneva Payne Lovingood of Lexington; two daughters, Tina Lovingood Strickland of the home, and Tammy Lovingood James and husband Christopher Lee James of Lexington; three brothers, Bobby Lovingood and wife Sharon, Jerry Lovingood and wife Patty, and Danny Lovingood and wife Teresa all of Thomasville; three sisters, Imogene Thomas of Tyro, Ann Shortt and husband Alan of Thomasville, and Brenda Kirkus and husband Kenny of Lexington; sister-in-law, June Lovingood of Tyro; four grandchildren, Emily LaRae Auman, Ryan Hunter Edwards, Alex Nicole James, and Krislyn Leigh James; and two great-grandchildren, Tristan Scott Prevo and Jaxon “Bubba” Taylor Auman. A funeral service will be held on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Grace Community Fellowship Full Gospel Christian Church with Rev. Glen Dusina officiating. A visitation will be held Sunday night from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the JC Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville. Burial will follow the service at Mt. Pleasant Community Church Cemetery in Trinity. In lieu of flowers, the family ask memorials be directed to Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292 or to his wife, Mrs. Emma Hunt Lovingood of the home. The family would like to thank the staff of Davidson County Hospice for their loving care. Online condolences can be made to the Lovingood family at


To my sweet brother n law whom I loved So much ,may you rest in peace in the arms of Jesus ,you will be sorely missed! Prayers for your family!
~ Rhonda Saunders Asheboro , North Carolina
Emma,Tina,Tammy I'm so sorry for your loss.I love y'all like my family.He is in a better place with god.He is pain free and happy now.I know u are hurting but don't mourn his death rejoice that he is in heaven and is enjoying the his final resting place happy and pain free.I love you guys and glad to have known Marlin.
~ Ricky&Ann Hardee Thomasville , North Carolina
My sweet precious brother, I know without a doubt that you are rejoicing in Heaven awaiting your family and friends to come join you. Oh how you will be missed but I know in my heart that you are where you deserve to be, where there's no more pain and suffering. I love you so much and look forward to seeing you again one day! ❤️🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻
~ Brenda Kirkus Lexington , North Carolina
Praying for you Emma and the rest of the family..If you ever need me I will be here for you ....May God comfort you during this time
~ Judy Stone Thomasville , North Carolina
My prayers are with you and all of your family
~ Eula Mullins Trinity , North Carolina
Sorry for the loss. We will be praying for you and the family.
~ Brad Hampton Thomasville , North Carolina
Prayers go out to you and your Family. Call me anytime ( friend from hospice Lexington NC). Debbie Snider
~ Debbie Snider Lexington , North Carolina