Our Obituaries

Willard Clay Haigler

October 13, 1940 - December 8, 2017

Willard Clay Haigler, age 77, of Monroe, passed away on December 8, 2017. He was born in Union County on October 13, 1940, son of the late Ajar and Effie Haigler. He is survived by his sons, Rolfe Roland Haigler and Ian Haigler; his sister, Renelda Baker; his brothers, Lane, Edward, Terry Joe, and Dennis (Dec); his grandchildren, William Haigler, Erin Haigler, Carissa and Justin Stegall. The...
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William Wyley Snow

February 17, 1937 - December 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe, Monroe, NC.
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William Robert Cook

April 10, 1934 - December 4, 2017

William Robert (Bob) Cook of Liberty Hill, SC formerly of Monroe, NC passed away on December 4, 2017. He was born in Monroe on April 10, 1934 to the late Marvin and Sarah Cook. Bob was known to have had many different jobs but was most proud of his service as Deputy Sherriff of Union County. Bob was a longtime member of Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church.In addition to his parents, Bob is...
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Christy Jean Porter

May 24, 1960 - December 2, 2017

Christy E. Porter, age 57, of Monroe, passed away on December 2, 2017. She was born in Charlotte, NC on May 24, 1960, daughter of the late Walter and Faye Edgeworth. She was preceded in death by her son, Jeremy Porter. Chris is survived by her loving husband, Tony Porter; her son, Jake Porter; her brother, Jeff Edgeworth and wife, Susan; and her nephew Chandler Edgeworth. McEwen Funeral Home of...
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Margaret Stanford

September 12, 1937 - November 28, 2017

Margaret Stanford of Monroe passed away on November 28, 2017. She was a lifelong resident of Union County and retired from Scott Safety after over 20 years of service.Margaret is predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Charles Stanford and two sons, Tony and Sandy. She is survived by her daughters, Mary (Steve) Carter and Angela Stanford; grandchildren, Damien, Amber and Kevin Carter and two...
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David Spence

September 23, 1958 - November 21, 2017

David "Bear" Paul Spence age 59, passed away at his home in Monroe, surrounded by family on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. He was born September 23, 1958 in Adrian, Michigan to Paul Alvin Spence and Joyce Ann Kirchner. David attended Monroe High School for his general education and received HVAC licensing training from Central Piedmont Community College. In 1979 David was blessed with the birth of...
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Shelby Holley

October 13, 1937 - November 20, 2017

Shelby Jean Fincher Holley, widow of Glenn H. Holley, Sr., passed away on November 20, 2017, in Monroe, NC, following a brief illness. Born October 13, 1937, she was a daughter of the late William Amzie Fincher, Sr. and Mary Lee Glenn Fincher. She was also predeceased by two brothers, William A. Fincher, Jr., and Joe N. Fincher. Shelby, or "Toots" as she was affectionately known to family and...
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Thelma Louise Lee

January 27, 1925 - November 11, 2017

Thelma Norris Lee, age 92, of Monroe, went home to be with the Lord on November 11, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was born in Garland, NC on January 27, 1925, daughter of the late James Herbert and Flossie Mae Bordeaux. She is preceded in death by her husband, Marshall Henry Lee and her son, James Henry Lee. Thelma is survived by her four daughters, Shirley Hill (Donnie), Peggy Lee, Dolly...
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Clyde Austin

July 26, 1930 - November 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe, Monroe, NC.
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Shirley Sutton

November 4, 1935 - November 3, 2017

Shirley Sutton passed away at home on November 3, 2017. Born and raised in Monroe, Shirley retired after 20 years with the Union County Public Schools. Known as "The Lady in Red," she enjoyed working at the Monroe Mall, spending time at the beach but most of all she loved spending time with her family, especially her precious grandchildren and great grandchildren. Shirley is predeceased by her...
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Kenneth L. Threatt

October 25, 1947 - October 31, 2017

Kenneth Lee Threatt, 70, of Monroe went Home to be with the Lord on October 31, 2017. Born in Union County on October 25, 1947, Ken was a lifelong resident of Monroe. He graduated from Monroe High School in 1966 and attended CPCC. Ken served in the US Army during the Vietnam War and received a Purple Heart and the Commendation Medal. He worked for Southern Bell/Bell South/AT&T from 1967 until...
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Neely Crawford Rodden

September 13, 1944 - October 31, 2017

Neely Crawford Rodden Jr. "Bo", 73, passed away peacefully on October 31, 2017 in Matthews NC. Bo was born in Mecklenburg County to the late Neely and Virginia Matthews Rodden on September 13, 1944. He enjoyed gardening, was proud of the prized irises he grew and also liked Westerns and anything to do with Alaska. Bo loved to hunt for small game and run his dogs. He raised and trained...
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Norman Franklin Jenkins

August 29, 1936 - October 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe, Monroe, NC.
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Emilia Babic

February 27, 1920 - October 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe, Monroe, NC.
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Willie Clinton Helms

June 13, 1949 - October 18, 2017

Willie Clinton Helms, age 68, of Monroe, NC, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. He was born to Willie Ray Helms and Vera Head Helms on June 13, 1949, at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, MS. Willie graduated in 1967 from Ocean Springs High School in Ocean Springs, MS. He was a member of Midway United Methodist Church in Monroe, NC, and taught an adult Sunday school...
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Peggy Faile

November 12, 1946 - October 18, 2017

Peggy D. Faile, age 70, of Waxhaw, went home to be with the Lord on October 18, 2017. She was born in Union County on November 12, 1946, daughter of the late Braudus and Rona Deese. She is survived by her son, Bobby Mackey.The family will receive friends from 10:00am until 11:00am Monday, October 23, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Mineral Springs. A service to celebrate her life will begin at 11...
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James M. Mullis

March 29, 1929 - October 17, 2017

James (Jim) Marshall Mullis Jr. 88, of Monroe, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Fairfield Manor in Marshville. Mr. Mullis was born on March 29, 1929 in Union County to the late James M. Mullis Sr. and Sophronia T. Mullis. He is preceded in death by 13 brothers and sisters.Jim served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War. He was employed at Pennsylvania House...
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Carrie Brooks

November 24, 1920 - October 17, 2017

Carrie Mullis Brooks, 96, passed October 17, 2017 at Jesse Helms Nursing Center. Carrie was born in Monroe NC, daughter of the late Julius C. Mullis and Etta Melton Mullis. Carrie was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, William Clifford Brooks and a son, Curtis R. Brooks. She is survived by sons Cecil Brooks (Carole deceased) of Monroe, Craven Brooks (Anne) of Waxhaw, Coy Brooks (Lori...
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Maggie C. Rummage

February 21, 1928 - October 16, 2017

Maggie Cook Rummage, age 89, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017 at the Haven in Pineville, NC. She was born February 21, 1928 to the late Isaac M. Cook and Margaret Haywood Cook. Maggie was a life member of Bonds Grove United Methodist Church. She retired from Southern Bell after 42 years and was a member of Telecom Pioneers. Maggie was the last surviving member of her family. In addition to...
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Mary Lou Helms

June 24, 1932 - October 16, 2017

Mary Lou (Lucy) Helms, 85, of Monroe went Home to be with her Lord on Monday October 16, 2017. Lucy was born on June 24, 1932 in Wildwood FL to the late Gus and Ethel Stallard. Lucy worked for Monroe Paint and Decorating, R.P. Scherer and Tool Service Engineering, all in Monroe. She loved working in the yard and enjoyed farm life, especially her cows and chickens and Sandy, the family dog. Lucy...
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Gregory Alan Blackburn

March 24, 1963 - October 14, 2017

Greg Alan Blackburn, age 54, of Waxhaw, went home to be with the Lord on October 14, 2017 while surrounded by his family. He was born in Union County on March 24, 1963, son of Dewey and Patsy Blackburn. Greg is survived by his loving wife, Angie Blackburn; his daughter, Magan Lewis and husband Corey; his son, Nick Blackburn; his granddaughter, Makenzie Ann Lewis; his brother, Tim Blackburn and...
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Margaret Jolley

June 24, 1938 - October 13, 2017

Margaret Jolley, age 79, of Waxhaw, formerly of North Miami Beach, Florida, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on October 13, 2017. She was born in Brooklyn, NY on June 24, 1938, daughter of the late Edmund and Margaret Dettmann. Margaret is survived by her son, John Miller and wife Becky; her daughter, Stacey McAdam and husband, Frank; her grandchildren, Starr McAdam, Candice...
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Tommy Blair Carpenter

December 8, 1937 - October 13, 2017

Tommy Blair Carpenter, age 79, of Marshville, passed away on October 13, 2017 surrounded by family. He was born in Union County on December 8, 1937, son of the late Fred and Ruth Carpenter. He was preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years, Ocie Mae Griffin Carpenter. Tommy is survived by his daughters, Tonda Griffin, Stacy Lane LeMaster, Norma Medlin and husband Jeffrey and Jodi Henley and...
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Jerry Thomas Howell

March 21, 1948 - October 12, 2017

Jerry Thomas Howell, age 69, of Monroe, went on his final run up to the highways of gold in Heaven. He was born on March 21, 1948, son of the late Thedduce "T.E." Howell and Hallie Pope Howell. Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Barbara R. Howell; his children, Genia Howell Schaffer and husband Ron, Jamie Howell, Jody D. Howell, and Amanda Howell DeCicco and husband Tony;...
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Carol B. Furr

November 8, 1940 - October 8, 2017

Carol Hammond Furr, age 76, of Monroe, went home to be with the Lord on October 8, 2017 with her family by her side. She was born on November 8, 1940, daughter of the late Will and Hope Belk Hammond. Carol was preceded in death by her brothers, Gene and Bill Hammond; and sisters, Peggy Victory, Brenda Manus and Shirley Dean. She is survived by her loving husband, Coy M. Furr; her two daughters,...
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Hurley Melton

April 26, 1922 - October 8, 2017

Hurley Garner Melton, age 95, of Monroe, passed away on October 8, 2017. He was born in Union County on April 26, 1922, son of the late Hurley Jefferson and Cora Lee Melton. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby S. Melton. Hurley is survived by his sons, Larry Melton and wife, Ann, and Dennis Melton and wife, Cynthia; his three grandchildren, Chris Melton, Karen Widenhouse, Shannon Melton;...
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Mildred A. Jennings

March 25, 1932 - October 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe, Monroe, NC.
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Michael Williams

June 27, 1947 - October 3, 2017

Michael left his terrible pain behind and moved to heaven, to see his parents and his brother on October 3rd, 2017, with his family by his side.Michael, born on June 27, 1947, was the son of the late Ralph P. and Thelma Maulden Williams, of Monroe. He was also predeceased by his brother Richard P. Williams. He is survived by his two sisters; Brenda Williams-Hall and husband Ron and Paula Williams...
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Nancy Lemmond

August 31, 1934 - September 22, 2017

Nancy Couick Lemmond, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, age 83, of Waxhaw, passed away on September 22, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Union County on August 31, 1934, daughter of the late Benjamin Frank and Pearl Couick. She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, James Neal Lemmond; daughter, Karen and husband Miles Tedder; son, Rick and wife...
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Hilda Braswell Price

November 25, 1946 - September 20, 2017

Hilda "Cookie" Price, age 70, of Monroe, went home to be with the Lord on September 20, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was born in Union County on November 25, 1946, daughter of the late Yates Braswell, Judge and Ruby Hill Simpson. She was preceded in death by her husband Boyce Price Jr. and her daughter Tanya Michelle Price and her sister Joyce Deese.Cookie is survived by her sister Gayle...
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Manley Twitty

December 1, 1939 - September 18, 2017

Manley V. Twitty, age 77, of Monroe NC, passed away on September 18, 2017. He is survived by his brother, Robert Lee Twitty and his niece Patricia Jeanette Deese.The family will receive friends Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm at Faith Baptist Church in Monroe. A service to celebrate Manley's life will begin at 2:00pm.Online condolences may be offered by visiting www...
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Joyce Ann Deese

June 13, 1938 - September 15, 2017

Joyce Ann "Nanny" Deese, age 79, of Monroe, went home to be with the Lord on September 15, 2017. She was born in Union County on June 13, 1938, daughter of the late Yates W. Braswell and Ruby Elizabeth Hill Braswell. Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Ray H. Deese. She is survived by her sons, Michael Ray Deese of Monroe and Richard Wilson Deese and wife Michelle of Monroe; her daughter,...
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Maxine B. Pressley

November 25, 1927 - September 12, 2017

Maxine B. Pressley, age 89, of Indian Trail, NC, went home to be with the Lord and her husband of 71 and a half years, M. P. Pressley, on September 12, 2017. She was born in Union County on November 25, 1927, daughter of the late Hugh and Carrie Baucom. Maxine was preceded in death by her brothers; Clyde, Paul, Boyce and Ken Baucom, and sisters; Evelyn Smith and Lola King.She is survived by her...
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Wallace Q. Hasty

December 19, 1936 - September 12, 2017

Wallace Quay Hasty, age 80, of Union County, NC, passed away on September 12, 2017 after several months of declining health. Wallace was born in Union County on December 19, 1936, son of the late KG and Ora Smith Hasty. He was also preceded in death by his son Timothy Hasty; grandson Austin Hall; brothers Alvin Hasty, Calvin Hasty and sister Bernice Hasty Baucom. Wallace is survived by his wife...
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Marvin Benton

October 8, 1953 - September 7, 2017

Marvin Jackson Benton (Jack), age 63, of Monroe, went home to be with the Lord after a long illness on September 7, 2017Jack was born October 8, 1953, son of the late Roy Alexander Benton and the late Beulah Williams Benton. He was proceeded in death by one brother John Wayne Benton. He graduated from Piedmont High School in 1971 and retired from Vanguard Supreme in Monroe.Jack is survived by...
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Harold H. Davis

September 5, 1927 - September 6, 2017

Harold H. Davis, age 90, of Monroe, passed away on September 6, 2017. He was born in Union County on September 5, 1927, son of the late Henry and Ollie Davis. Harold served in the US ARMY during the Korean War and served in the Merchant Marines on Lake Superior. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Kemp Davis, Edmond Davis, Jim Davis and Billy Davis. Harold is survived by his loving wife of...
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Andrew James Hayes

March 14, 1991 - September 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe, Monroe, NC.
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Letha Honeycutt Braswell

July 2, 1927 - September 3, 2017

Letha Honeycutt Braswell, age 90, of Monroe, went home to be with the Lord on September 3, 2017. She was born in Union County on July 2, 2017, daughter of the late Wriston and Eunice Honeycutt. Letha was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Braswell; her son, Stephen Braswell; her two brothers, Garry Honeycutt and Lloyd Honeycutt; and her grandson, David Braswell. She is survived by her son,...
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Evelyn Deese Pennigar

May 18, 1939 - September 2, 2017

Evelyn Deese Pennegar, age 78, of Monroe, went home to be with the Lord on September 2, 2017. She was born in Union County on May 18, 1939, daughter of the late Ed and Annie Deese. Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Wade Pennegar; her five brothers, Lemar Deese, Doc J. Deese, Chas Deese, Ray B. Deese and Bedford Deese as well as her three sisters, Eileen Powers, Louise Smith and Patty...
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Helen M. Huntley

January 13, 1920 - September 1, 2017

Helen Moss Huntley of Charlotte, NC passed away peacefully Friday Sept. 1, 2017 at the age of 97. A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, Sept. 16, at 1:00 pm at Southminster Retirement Center in the Great Room with a reception following.Helen was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, James R. Huntley of Monroe, NC. She is survived by her five children: Richard Huntley ...
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Jennie Mae Privette

January 1, 1931 - August 31, 2017

Mrs. Jennie Mae Privette, 87, passed away at her residence on Thursday, August 31, 2017. Mrs. Privette was born January 1, 1931 in Union County, daughter of the late George and Nannie Helms Kiker, she was also preceded in death by her husband Edmond Privette; two daughters, Shelia Whitmore and Judy Keziah; two grandsons, Andy and Kenny Whitmore. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 6, 2017...
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Louie Aldred Simpson

November 17, 1932 - August 29, 2017

Reverend Louie Aldred "Bud' Simpson, 84, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on August 29, 2017. Bud was born on November 17, 1932 in Union County, son of the late Louie Ervin and Velma Broome Simpson. He was also preceded in death by his daughter Pamela Denise Simpson, two brothers, Mick and Don Simpson. Reverend Simpson was retired from AT & T after twenty-five years of...
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Jewel Juanita Thompson

January 22, 1927 - August 26, 2017

Jewel Tysinger Thompson, age 90, of Charlotte, passed away peacefully in her sleep on August 26, 2017. She was born January 22, 1927 the daughter of the late Lee and Ruth Belk Tysinger of Mineral Springs, NC. She was preceded in death by her husband, NASCAR Legend Alfred Bruce "Speedy" Thompson Sr., and her son Alfred Bruce "Chuck" and/or "Speedy" Thompson Jr. Jewel retired from Exxon Mobil...
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Dorothy Perkins Smith

July 27, 1930 - August 22, 2017

Dorothy Lee Perkins Smith, age 87, of Monroe, passed away on August 22, 2017. Mrs. Smith was the daughter of the late George Oscar and Kathryn McGee Perkins, and was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Frank Smith. She was a retired secretary.She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Smith of Cramerton; her son, Brad Smith and his wife Cindy of Marshville and her granddaughters, Erica...
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Robert Spellman Troy

September 1, 1942 - August 18, 2017

Robert Spellman Troy, Jr., 74, of Wingate, passed away at his home on August 18, 2017. He was born in Lumberton, NC on September 1, 1942, son of Robert "Spud" S. Troy, Sr. and Virginia Clark Troy who predeceased him in death. Robert graduated from Wallace - Rose Hill High School and attended Lees - McRae College. Robert had years of service with Bank of America (NCNB), Georgia Pacific Corporation...
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Edna Morgan Young

January 13, 1930 - August 14, 2017

Edna Morgan Young, age 87, of Monroe, went to be with the Lord on August 14, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Young.Edna is survived by her daughter, Sally Tyndall and husband Carr; her two grandchildren, Ashley and Josh Tyndall; a sister, Rowene Bacon; many nieces and nephews and her special friend, Charles Creech.A graveside service for Mrs. Young will be held at Lakeland...
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E. Steve Ferguson

July 18, 1935 - August 8, 2017

E. Steve Ferguson, Sr., age 82, of Monroe, passed away on August 8, 2017 at home with his beloved wife and family by his side. He was born in Union County on July 18, 1935, son of the late Hoy A. Ferguson and Thelma Eury Ferguson. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his sisters, Shirley Suggs and Sue Williams and a great-granddaughter, Gracie Ferguson. Steve is survived by...
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Pauline Haigler Sutherland

April 15, 1927 - August 8, 2017

Pauline "Polly" Haigler Sutherland, age 90, of Monroe, passed away on August 8, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gus and Bessie Haigler; her son, Jan Johnson; her four brothers, Hilton Haigler, Carl Haigler, Elder Brice Haigler and Jerry Haigler. Polly is survived by her daughter, Sonja Harrelson; three sisters, Zee Stokes, Patsy Polk and Sue Boyd and her brother, Don...
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Elinor Anne Faulkner

June 16, 1929 - August 2, 2017

Elinor Anne Faulkner, age 88, of Monroe, formerly of Alliance, OH, went to be with the Lord on August 2, 2017 with her family by her side. She was born in Canton, OH, daughter of the late John and Gertrude Aten. Elinor served in the United States Marine Corps as a War Time Veteran of the North Korean War where she was honorably discharged as PFC. Elinor was a faithful member of Secrest Grove...
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Gertrude Helms

July 2, 1926 - July 30, 2017

Gertrude Helms, age 91, of Monroe NC, passed away on July 30, 2017. She was born in Union County on July 2, 1926.Gertrude was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Robert Helms. She is survived by her sons, Lee Roy Helms and Bobby Bruce Helms (Marie); ten grandchildren and multiple great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.The family will receive friends Wednesday evening, August 2,...
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Horace J. Broome

November 30, 1942 - July 30, 2017

Horace J. Broome, age 74, of Monroe, passed away on July 30, 2017. He was born in Union County on November 30, 1942, son of the late Henry and Mary Broome. He was preceded in death by his sister, Freida Ennis; his brother-in-law, Rodger Long and his nephew, Darren Broome. Horace is survived by his sister, Arlene Helms and husband, Olin; his brother, Frank Broome and wife, Vera and sister, Linda...
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Morgan Barbara Ivey

May 2, 1953 - July 27, 2017

Morgan Barbara Bittner Ivey, age 64, of Monroe, passed away on July 27, 2017. She is survived by her loving husband of eleven years, Roy Ivey; her daughter, Heather; granddaughter, Zhoe; grandson, Aiden; her two step-daughters, Dominique and Tamara and her step-grandchildren, Lucas, Jacob and Ethan. A service to celebrate Morgan's life will be 1:00pm Sunday, July 30, 2017 at McEwen Funeral...
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Barbara Hamilton Liles

September 23, 1938 - July 24, 2017

Barbara "Barb" Hamilton Liles, age 78, of Monroe, went home to be with the Lord on July 24, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was born in Franklin Furnace, OH on September 23, 1938; daughter of the late Reverend William and Hila Williams Hamilton.Barb was preceded in death by her daughter; Faith Liles; her sister, Violet Waggoner and her brother, Carl Hamilton.She is survived by her loving...
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Elza Gene Allman

October 21, 1948 - July 18, 2017

Elza "Gene" Allman, age 68, of Marshville, passed away on July 18, 2017. He was born in Allegheny County, PA., on October 21, 1948, son of the late Peter Elza Allman and Minnie Martin. Gene is survived by his loving wife Linda B. Allman; his son, Martin Allman and wife Daffne Tania; his three grandsons, Kyle, Cody and Cameron Allman. Gene made many friends over the years and most recently...
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Dennis Eugene Caudle

December 3, 1957 - July 15, 2017

Dennis Eugene Caudle, age 59, of Marshville, went home on July 15, 2017. He was born in Union County on December 3, 1957, son of the late Eugene Boyce and Joy Rayfield Caudle. He was preceded in death by his brother, David Paul Caudle. Dennis is survived by his brothers, Donald Lee Caudle (Kay) and Daniel Anthony Caudle (Kim); three nephews, one niece, two great-nephews and one great-niece. A...
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Johnnie Lamm

August 22, 1934 - July 11, 2017

Johnnie Blair Carpenter Lamm, age 82, of Wingate, passed away peacefully and went to receive her heavenly reward on Tuesday morning, July 11, 2017. She was born in Laurinburg, NC on August 22, 1934, daughter of the late Isom Seth (Bud) Carpenter and Addie Blair Edwards Carpenter."Ma Johnnie" as she was affectionately known by most was a loving wife, mother, grand and great-grandmother as well as...
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Michelle Smith

October 30, 1960 - July 9, 2017

Michelle Roy Smith, age 56, of Monroe, gained her wings on July 9, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was born in Gloversville, NY on October 30, 1960, daughter of Alfred and Roseann Roy. She was preceded in death by her father, Alfred Roy.Michelle is survived by her daughters, JariAnne Witmore (Robert) and Brandi Neal; her son, Adam Smith; her mother, Roseann Roy; five grandchildren, Nathaniel...
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Mildred Belk Cox

December 11, 1917 - July 8, 2017

Mildred Belk Cox, age 99, of Union County, formerly of Charlotte, passed away on July 8, 2017. She was born in Union County on December 11, 1917, daughter of the late William and Ellie Simpson Belk. Mildred was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Leo Cox. She is survived by her sons, Jim Cox (Barbara) and Ted Cox (Vicki); granddaughter, Mandi Maske (Wayne); her grandson, Daniel Cox; two...
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Margaret Watts Morton

June 4, 1942 - July 7, 2017

Margaret Morton, 75, Dearly Beloved Mother, Grandmother, FriendOn Friday July 7th, 2017, Margaret Morton made her journey to be with the LORD. She left peacefully, surrounded and by her children, Sheila Stegall and Eric Morton; as well as her grandchildren, Tyler Parker and Miranda Barfield. During her life, Margaret was a spirited and fiery soul that always went with the wind. Never fearing, she...
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Teresa Louise Griffin

January 21, 1956 - July 4, 2017

Miss Teresa Louise Griffin, age 61, passed away Tuesday July 4, 2017 at her home of 37 years, the Camden Road Group Home in Wingate, NC.She was born January 21, 1956 in Union County, NC, the daughter of the late Mr. John Nelson Griffin and the late Mrs. Mary Bridges Griffin.Miss Griffin is survived by three brothers: Tim Griffin (Brian), Joey Griffin ( Debra), Jeff Griffin (Audra); one sister:...
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Sharon Chase Hedrick

August 22, 1957 - July 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe, Monroe, NC.
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George Lee Medlin

December 17, 1929 - July 3, 2017

Mr. George Lee Medlin, age 87 passed away Monday July 3, 2017 at Brookdale Assisted Living in Monroe, NC.Mr. Medlin was born December 17, 1929 in Union County, NC, the son of the late Mr. James Marcus Medlin and the late Mrs. Lula Griffin Medlin.Mr. Medlin is survived by his wife: Betty McWhorter Medlin; two daughters: Teresa Medlin Helms and husband Tom of Wingate, NC, Tracy Medlin Deese and...
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Billy Joe Casey

December 23, 1965 - June 29, 2017

Billy Joe "Joey" Casey Jr., age 51 of Monroe, formerly of Douglasville, GA, passed away on June 29, 2017. He was born on December 23, 1965, son of the late Billy Joe Casey Sr. and Mark Louise Price. He was preceded in death by his step-father, John Price.Joey is survived by his brother, Franklin Casey (Tammy); his nephew, Tyler Casey and his great-niece, Madison Casey. Joey also leaves behind...
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James Lewis Tomberlin

September 7, 1932 - June 29, 2017

James "Lewis" Tomberlin, age 84, of Monroe, went home to be with the Lord on June 29, 2017 surrounded by family. He was born on September 7, 1932, son of the late Clayton and Lula Tomberlin.Lewis was a faithful member of Lee Park Baptist Church for many years. He spent his career working at Lance Corporation in Charlotte where he eventually retired after 37 years.He is preceded in death by his...
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Emma B. Sikes

July 10, 1932 - June 28, 2017

Emma Bolt Thomas Silcox Sikes, 84, of Wadesboro North Carolina was awarded her status as one of Gods Angels on June 28th, 2017. She finally achieved peace in her life following a 5 year struggle with dementia.Mrs. Sikes was a loving and active great-grandmother, grandmother, mother, wife, sister, and daughter. She was a committed home maker and role model within her family. Emma loved nothing...
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Johnnie Douglas Hill

April 6, 1932 - June 26, 2017

Johnnie Douglas (Ducky) Hill, 85, of Monroe, peacefully passed away Monday, June 26, 2017 with his family by his side.  He is now fully healed and celebrating new life in heaven.  He was born April 6, 1932 in Waxhaw, N.C. to the late Johnnie and Kate Hill.  Ducky was retired from the United States Postal Service where he carried the mail for 38 years.  His customers could...
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Joann P. Bartlett

November 20, 1932 - June 24, 2017

Mrs. Joann Bartlett, age 84, of Monroe, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 24, 2017. She was born November 20, 1932 in Swannowa, NC, daughter of the late Paul and Mandy Penland. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Ray E. Bartlett, Sr; one son: Ray E. Bartlett, Jr. Mrs. Bartlett is survived by two sons, Kenneth Bartlett (Stacia) and Robert...
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Norma Stafford

April 27, 1940 - June 23, 2017

Mrs. Norma Kennedy Stafford, age 77, of Monroe, went to be with the Lord Friday June 23, 2017 with her family by her side.She was born April 27, 1940 in Man, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Woodrow and Mary Kennedy. Norma loved her church family at Oakland Baptist Church where she was an active member for over 10 years. Norma was preceded in death by her daughter, Jody Clay and her grandson...
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Mary Tysinger Hargette

June 7, 1931 - June 23, 2017

Mary Arden Tysinger Hargette, 86, of Monroe, North Carolina, left her earthly home to enter her Heavenly home on June 23rd 2017. She was the daughter of Arden Alexander and Ruth McGuirt Tysinger. Mary Arden was born in Monroe, North Carolina on June 6th, 1931. Family members include her husband of 66 years, Joe Alson Hargette; two sons Joe Hargette Jr. of Winston Salem, and Wayne and wife Jeannie...
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Henry Moore

January 23, 1936 - June 22, 2017

Mr. Henry Wilson Moore, age 81, of Monroe, passed away Thursday June 22, 2017 at Hospice of Union County in Monroe, NC.Mr. Moore was born January 23, 1936 in Union County, NC, a son of the late Mr. Henry Moore and the late Mrs. Thelma Moore. He was retired from Cummins Atlanta.Mr. Moore is survived by his wife: Eugenia Moore; one son: Roger Moore and wife Sonya of Lancaster, SC; one brother:...
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Mary E. Pazzaglini

February 27, 1931 - June 17, 2017

Mary Elaine (Morizio) Pazzaglini of Monroe, North Carolina went to be with her Heavenly Father on June 17, 2017 at the age of 86.Mary Pazzaglini was born in Colonie, New York on February 27, 1931. She was an artist and had a life-long love of art and music. Mary worked as a Mechanical Drafter in Endicott, New York for a number of years and then for her son Paul Pazzaglini at Cadshare Resources in...
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Grace Phillips Greene

February 16, 1923 - June 14, 2017

Grace Phillips Greene, age 94, of Monroe, went home to be with the Lord on June 14, 2017 with her husband by her side. She was born in Union County on February 16, 1923, daughter of the late Hoyte and Fronie Phillips. She was preceded in death by her son, Larry Jackson.Grace is survived by her husband of 60 years, Vance L. Greene; her son, James Greene (Joyce); granddaughter, Linzy Greene; two...
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Paul Michael Rushing

January 5, 1949 - June 12, 2017

Paul Michael Rushing of Wingate, NC passed away June 12, 2017 in Monroe, NC at the age of 68. Mike was born in Ypsilanti, MI January 5, 1949 to Paul Jones Rushing and Stephanie Marie Laurich Rushing, the youngest of five children. The Rushings are long time citizens of Union and Anson Counties, the first in their line having emigrated from England in the 1700's. Mike graduated from...
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Ina Dove Cox

March 31, 1924 - June 10, 2017

Dove Bolt Cox, age 93, of 1205 W. Sandy Ridge Rd., Monroe NC, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017 at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Garnett and Artance Bolt, and the widow of Robert Charlie Cox, Jr. She is survived by her son; Robert Charlie Cox III and wife Jane of Matthews, NC; daughter, Diane Cox and husband Jack Pratt of Monroe, NC. Five grandchildren; Amy & Woody...
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Sylvia Ann Smith

July 1, 1939 - June 10, 2017

Sylvia Ann Smith, age 77, of Marshville NC, passed away peacefully on June 10, 2017. She was born in Union County on July 1, 1939, daughter of the late Judge and Rena Simpson.Sylvia is survived by her husband, Sandy "Junior" Smith; her step-daughter, Ellen Hinson; her brothers, Ellis Mancil Simpson and Arnold Simpson; two grandchildren, Daniel and Joseph Hinson.Visitation will be Wednesday...
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David Levi Furr

April 12, 1945 - June 9, 2017

David L. Furr III, age 72, of Indian Trail, passed away on June 9, 2017 with his family by his side. He was born in Mecklenburg County on April 12, 1945, son of the late D.L. and Pauline Furr. Dave is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Sara Simpson Furr; his daughter, Christie Furr Trenery (Matthew); his brother, Larry Furr and his three sisters, Linda Hargett, Carolyn Griffin and Joy...
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James Bach

May 26, 1945 - June 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe, Monroe, NC.
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Curtis W. Starnes

May 28, 1931 - June 8, 2017

Curtis Wayne Starnes, 86, passed away Thursday, June 8, 2017. Mr. Starnes was born May 28, 1931 in Union County, NC, son to the late Junion Otha and Sarah Nancy Starnes. He left behind his wife of 65 years, Jimmie Smith Starnes; one daughter, Matrell Grismer and husband Tim Grismer of Monroe; one son, Derwin Starnes and wife Christie Tetlow Starnes also of Monroe; one grandson, Dane Grismer and...
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Mary Frances Pierce

December 4, 1946 - June 7, 2017

Mary Frances Griffin Pierce, age 70, of Monroe, went home to be with the Lord on June 7, 2017. She was born in Union County on December 4, 1946, daughter of the late Robert Ney and Edith Griffin. Mary Frances is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Dock Winfred Pierce; her two daughters, Lesa Pierce-Cameron (Mike) of Winston-Salem, NC and Sonya Lynn Pierce of Monroe, NC; her grand...
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Irene Cioffi

August 23, 1923 - June 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe, Monroe, NC.
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Fred Burgess

September 21, 1960 - June 2, 2017

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Cynthia Belk Ellis

October 31, 1953 - May 31, 2017

Cynthia Belk Ellis, age 63, of Monroe, passed away on May 31, 2017 with her family by her side. She was born in Union County on October 31, 1953, daughter of the late John and Helen Belk. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Ray Ellis. Cindy is survived by her twin sons, Jeremy (Crystal) and Jason (Kathy) Ellis; her daughter, Mandy Funderburk (Dennis); her four grandchildren, Logan...
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Debbie Kay Reeder

October 14, 1955 - May 30, 2017

Ms. Debbie Kay Reeder was born in Union County on October 15, 1955 and went to be with God on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. She was the daughter of Ned Reeder and Doris Drye Reeder. She was preceded in death by her beloved father.She attended Western Carolina University and worked for many years in customer service in both the insurance and textile industries. She is survived by her loving mother,...
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Thomas Edward Cook

March 17, 1935 - May 27, 2017

Thomas Edward Cook of Indian Land, S.C. passed away on May 27, 2017 at home. Born March 17, 1935 to the late Isaac Martin Cook and Margaret Haywood Cook. Ed was a life long member of Bonds Grove United Methodist Church and the North Carolina Fox Hunters Association, a Korean War Veteran and Member of the American Legion. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by five sisters and one...
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Mary Blake Brantley

April 10, 1932 - May 27, 2017

Mary Blake Brantley, age 85, of Monroe, went to be with the Lord on May 27, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was born in Union County on April 10, 1932, daughter of the late Boyce and Lena Rushing. She was preceded in death by her son, Guy Brantley and by her brother, William Maurice "Dobb" Rushing. Blake is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Harold Brantley; her two sons, Don Brantley...
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David Eugene Geffers

October 9, 1951 - May 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe, Monroe, NC.
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Sarah Alice Simpson

December 25, 1930 - May 24, 2017

Mrs. Sarah Davis Simpson, first born of John Alexander Davis and Bertha Thomas Davis, left her earthly home for her permanent one on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. She was born Christmas Day, December 1930. She was preceded in death by her husband, John T. Simpson in 1985, an infant son and a sister Ruth D. Stegall.She attended Wingate College & worked many years as a bookkeeper, retiring from...
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Dorothy S. Barber

January 6, 1927 - May 20, 2017

Dorothy Sarah Barber, age 90, of Charlotte, NC, formerly of Michigan, passed away on May 20, 2017. She was born on January 6, 1927, daughter of the late Ralph and Mary Yates Bouchard.Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Howard J. Barber; her sister, Jean Call and her brothers Thomas Bouchard and Leonard Bouchard. She is survived by her daughter, Carol C. Williams; her grandson, Russell...
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James Anthony Theisen

February 8, 1941 - May 18, 2017

James "Jim" Anthony Theisen, age 76, of Waxhaw, went home to be with the Lord on May 18, 2017. He was born on February 8, 1941, son of the late Erwin and Rita Diers Theisen. Jim is survived by his fiancé, Dorothy Burgess; his brothers, Mike Theisen and Joe Theisen; his sister, Mary Schmidt and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends on Monday, May 22,...
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Ricky Lane Helms

September 7, 1952 - May 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe, Monroe, NC.
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Frank Babic

February 15, 1918 - May 16, 2017

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Robby Lynn Mullis

July 19, 1961 - May 16, 2017

Robby Lynn Mullis, age 55, of Monroe, passed away on May 16, 2017. He was born in Union County on July 19, 1961, the son of Donald and Delane Mullis. He was preceded in death by his brother, Mark Wilson Mullis. Robby is survived by his son, Johnathan Mullis; his father and mother, Donald and Delane Mullis; his niece, Carrie Mullis and his nephew, Dustin Mullis. The family will receive friends...
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Louis Thomas Sherrin

November 13, 1949 - May 13, 2017

Louis Thomas Sherrin, age 67, of Mineral Springs, passed away peacefully on May 13, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife, Donna Sherrin.The family will receive friends Saturday, May 27, 2017 from 11:00am until 1:00pm at McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe with a graveside service for Louis following in Lakeland Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to Hospice and...
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David Alexander Hildreth

September 19, 1957 - May 12, 2017

David Alexander Hildreth, Jr., age 59, of Waxhaw, earned his wings on May 12, 2017 with family by his side. He was born in Charlotte, NC on September 19, 1957, the son of the late Mary Elizabeth Outlaw and David Alexander Hildreth, Sr. David was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph Lamar Hildreth. He is survived by his sons, Bradley Hildreth (Tina) and Randall Hildreth (Candice); his...
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Rachel Ann Helms

February 26, 1946 - May 9, 2017

Rachel "Ann" Helms, age 71, of Monroe, passed away peacefully on May 9, 2017 with her family by her side. She was born in Union County on February 26, 1946, daughter of the late Millie and Fred Helms. Ann was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Lou Helms and Mildred Hargett and one brother, Jeff Helms.She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Frank Helms; her daughters,...
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Dorothy Eagleston

March 31, 1925 - May 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe, Monroe, NC.
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Johnnie Ray Martin

May 24, 1953 - May 1, 2017

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Carol A. Oakes

September 7, 1942 - April 25, 2017

Carol Ann Oakes, age 74, of Monroe, passed away on April 25,2017. She was born in Stark County, Ohio on September 7, 1942, daughter of the late Clifford and Ruby Haubert. Carol was preceded in death by her brother, Eugene Haubert and her two sisters, Betty Davies and Delores Moore. She is survived by her husband, Earnest Oakes; her three step-children, Debbie Horton (John), David Oakes (Michelle)...
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Mary Jean Mullis

December 14, 1946 - April 23, 2017

Mrs. Jean Jordan Mullis, age 70, of Marshville, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017 in Monroe. She was born on December 14, 1946 in Chesterfield County, SC, daughter of the late Henry and Lucy Oliver Jordan. She was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Joe Marsh Mullis, her daughter, Angie Mullis Trull and her grandchild, Thomas Scott Trull. Jean is survived by her daughter, Nikki Mullis...
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Beuna F. Thomas Yost

March 31, 1922 - April 20, 2017

Beuna F. Thomas Yost, age 95, of Waxhaw, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on April 20, 2017 to meet her husband Bill at the gates. She was born in Anson County on March 31, 1922, daughter of the late Lessie Taylor and Claude Thomas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Yost; one sister and six brothers.Beuna is survived by her five children, Kenneth, Peggy, Pat, Soyniah and Joe;...
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