July’s first full-length performance work. The first act revolves around a girl and her mother. The girl is either sick or pretending to be; the mother is either human or pretending to be. The second act tells the story of a woman on an airplane who is circling an entity called “The Titan” – a planet, a monster, a hopelessly sad man who is following her. A chorus of audience members perforate the second act with tales of the illusive, perfect “Love Diamond.” The performance combines slide and video imagery, all controlled by July while she performs. This was July’s first collaboration with composer Zac Love.
Louise Hayes McNeill, 59, of Ramseur, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, July 18, 2013 at UNC Hospitals inChapel Hill. Funeral services were held at 3 .. Monday, July 22, 2013, atPleasant HillUnitedMethodistChurch, with Dr. Russell Brownworth and Rev. Chuck Rowland officiating. Burial followed atDeep RiverBaptistChurch. She was a native of Randolph County, worked for Aflac Insurance and was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist was blessed with great talent and a beautiful singing voice, having performed at many weddings, funerals, and at church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Grace Hicks Hays. Survivors include her husband, Walter McNeill of the home; daughter, Amy Roth and husband Darryl of Coleridge; son, Alan McNeill of the home; sisters, Carlene Lucas, Martha Moore and husband Ronnie, Mabel Sykes and husband Pete, Bonnie Lambe, all of Asheboro; brothers, Paul Hayes of Asheboro, Frank Hayes and wife Belinda of Asheboro; grandchildren, Allyson Roth, Brittany Roth, Tyler Roth, Dylan Roth, Gracie McNeill, and three great-grandchildren.