Our Obituaries

Allan Friedman

August 2, 1938 - January 29, 2018


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Yoshie Kobukuro Ramirez

January 8, 1927 - January 24, 2018

Yoshie Kobukuro Ramirez departed this life on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at the Levine & Dickson Hospice House at Aldersgate in Charlotte, NC. She was 91 years old. Yoshie in her final moments was in the company of her devoted son John and beloved granddaughter Tanya.Born in Yokohama, Japan on January 8, 1927, Yoshie in her teenage years volunteered during World War II to care for young...
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Evelyn Peters Welch

December 22, 1934 - January 23, 2018

Evelyn Peters Welch, age 83, died on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, in Charlotte (NC). Born in Salisbury (NC) on December 22, 1934, Evelyn grew up in Elkin where her father worked with the local YMCA. After graduating from high school, Evelyn attended Appalachian State University where she met her husband Harry L. Welch. Harry would later serve the Y in Charlotte, opening the Harris and Downtown...
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Robert Lars Andersen

June 1, 1936 - January 22, 2018

Charlotte - Robert Lars Andersen died peacefully in Charlotte, N.C., on January 22, 2018. Bob, as he was known, was born June 1, 1936, in Graceville, Fla., son of Hans Olaf and Alice Bessenger Andersen. He graduated from Allendale (S.C.) High School (1954), Duke University (B.A., 1961), and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (J.D., 1967). Bob married the former Mary Sweaney of Durham...
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Sarah R. Smith

December 6, 1924 - January 21, 2018

Lou, 93, danced her way into the stars early Sunday, January 21, 2018 at the Levine & Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville, surrounded by loving family.Born in Anson County December 6, 1924, she was the youngest child of Thomas M. Ratliff and Sarah David Huntley. Lou was a graduate of Morven High School where she was a cheerleader and played on the basketball team. Before moving to Charlotte,...
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Lilie Allain Wooten

February 21, 1925 - January 20, 2018

Lilie "Lee" Allain Wooten, 92, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018 in Charlotte, NC. Lee was born February 21, 1925 in Nashville, Tennessee to George O. Allain, Jr. and Helene S. Allain. She grew up in New Orleans, LA and spent her summers with her grandparents in St. Francisville, LA in the country. She attended Loyola University studying Health Sciences, and worked as a Lab Technician in...
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Ellen Harrington Weisiger

March 17, 1934 - January 19, 2018

Charlotte - Ellen Harrington Weisiger, 83, passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018, at Southminster where she resided since 2009. A native of Kingstree, SC, born on March 17, 1934, Ellen was the daughter of the late Eva Mae Baker Harrington and Elmore Hay Harrington. She attended Queens College and pursued a career in banking in Charleston, SC and Charlotte, NC. As a resident of Salisbury, NC,...
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Victor J. Senia

January 24, 1972 - January 18, 2018


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Steval Henry Brooks

April 19, 1972 - January 18, 2018

Steval Henry Brooks, 45, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018. He was born April 19, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York.Mr. Brooks' life will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 26th in the chapel of Harry & Bryant Funeral Home, 500 Providence Road. His family will receive friends at the funeral home for one hour prior to the service.
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Mary Silvester Jones

March 14, 1925 - January 18, 2018

Mary Jones, 92, passed away January 18, 2018. Born to Logan W. Silvester and Mary Lockhart Silvester on March 14, 1925 in Portsmouth, VA, she graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and attended Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, VA. During WWII she worked at the Norfolk Naval Hospital where she met her husband, John P. Jones. She worked for Mercy Hospital, did volunteer work at the...
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Julius Jennings Wade

May 30, 1928 - January 17, 2018

Julius Jennings "Jake" Wade, Jr., died January 17, 2018.Jake was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, May 30, 1928 to the late Julius Jennings "Jake" Wade and Mary Hamlin Landis Wade. Jake was a lifelong Charlotte resident.Jake's academic and professional leadership skills and service commitments emerged early and continued throughout his life. He held the following president positions:...
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Mary Grace Covington

August 9, 1925 - January 15, 2018

Charlotte - Mary Grace Covington, age 92, passed away peacefully on January 15, 2018 at The Pines in Davidson, North Carolina. Born on August 6, 1925, Mary Grace and her family lived in Rockingham, NC. During her childhood, they moved to Charlotte, NC where Mary Grace lived for the balance of her life. She graduated from Harding High School and quickly began her career at American Trust Company...
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Sophie A. Abolafia

January 9, 1922 - January 14, 2018


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Gerald Phelan Jones

February 5, 1944 - January 13, 2018

Charlotte - Mr. Jones, 73, passed away on January 13, 2018. He was born on February 5, 1944 in Charlotte, a son of the late George and Adele Ritch Jones. He was a lifelong Charlottean and parishioner of the Cathedral of Saint Patrick. He was a dedicated servant of the community, in both professional and volunteer capacities. He worked for many years to organize an annual Christmas Dinner at St....
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Allen Bush Gamble

September 1, 1956 - January 13, 2018

Allen Bush Gamble of Charlotte, the son of Jane Leach King and the late Bush Louis Gamble, died on January 13th, 2018. He was 61 years old. A native of New Orleans, Allen graduated from the Isidore Newman School and Louisiana State. It was at LSU that Allen met the great love of his life, Eloise, he and "Oise" were married in 1982. Allen worked in the oil and gas business in Louisiana but...
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Gwynne Lee Brown

October 12, 1944 - January 4, 2018

Charlotte - Lee Brown, 73, died peacefully on January 4, 2018. He was a Vietnam Veteran and served our country in the U.S. Navy for 27 years. He was a volunteer fireman most of his life, the last 20 years in Minotola, NJ. Lee loved southern gospel music, and adored his grandchildren. He was a member of Central Baptist Church in York, SC.Lee is survived by his loving wife, Carol (DeFreitas) and...
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Sid Aaron Cohen

January 29, 2016 - January 4, 2018

Sid passed away January 4, 2018. He was born January 29, 2016.Sid is survived by his parents, Jonathan and Jessica Cohen, twin brother Ben Eric Cohen and soon to arrive baby sister.Funeral service will be held at Temple Israel at 2:00 PM followed by interment at the Charlotte Hebrew Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Epilepsy Foundation North Carolina or Levine...
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Betty F. Price

July 23, 1927 - January 3, 2018

Mrs. Price, 90, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018.Born July 23, 1927 in Franklin County, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Luther Gordon Franks and Lilly Margaret Shirley Franks. Mrs. Price was a graduate of Winthrop College and did her graduate work at UNC-Charlotte. She began her career at Unionville High School teaching Home Economics and later taught Special Education in the...
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Doris Claire Litman Matisoff

October 17, 1924 - January 1, 2018

Doris passed away on Monday, January 1, 2018 at Sunrise Assisted Living in Charlotte, North Carolina.Born October 17, 1924 in Baltimore, she was the daughter of Samuel and Minnie Lewis Scheier. Doris married Sydney Litman in January of 1943. She had her first child, Madeline in October 1943, while Sydney was serving in the Army during WWII. Over the next 11 years she had another daughter, Maxine,...
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Martha Best Lawson

May 5, 1928 - January 1, 2018

Martha Best Yorke Lawson passed away peacefully at home on New Years' Day, Monday, January 1, 2018.She was born on May 5, 1928, in Concord, North Carolina, to Aaron Jones Yorke III and Martha Best Yorke. Mrs. Lawson attended St. Mary's School in Raleigh and then graduated in 1949 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was a member of the Chi Omega sorority.In 1950 she...
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Larry Elliott Widis

June 23, 1947 - January 1, 2018

Larry Elliott Widis passed away on January 1, 2018 following lung cancer surgery. He was born on June 23, 1947 to Phillip and Doris Widis in Columbia, SC. He is survived by his wife, Florence; daughters, Ashley (Chick) and Amy (Mike); his brothers, Howard (Helen) and Robert (Sharon); his grandchildren, Cooper, Nathan and Miles; and his nieces (Alex, Amanda) and nephew (Daniel).Larry was a proud...
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David Lawrence Bayley

September 26, 1948 - December 31, 2017

David passed away Sunday, December 31, 2017.Born September 26, 1948 in Manchester, England, he was predeceased by his father, John Bayley, and mother, Ruth Jacques, and stepmother, Rhoda Fell Bayley. After moving from England in his early childhood, David grew up in Charlotte, NC and Rhode Island. After graduating from high school, he furthered his education at UNCC earning a Bachelor of Arts...
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Gwendolyn T. McAllister

April 20, 1947 - December 31, 2017

Gwendolyn T. McAllister, 70, died Sunday, December 31, 2017 at Carolinas Medical Center after a short illness. She is now free of the chronic pain she had endured for years. She lived a full and active life and was loved by many (human, K-9, and feline). Gwen was born in Sanford, NC, went to Watts Nursing School, and became a certified registered nurse anesthetist at North Carolina Baptist...
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Peter John DeGorter

June 28, 1958 - December 29, 2017

Charlotte - Peter John deGorter, 59, of Charlotte, NC died suddenly of unknown causes on December 29, 2017.Peter was born June 28, 1958 in Manhasset, NY. He is the son of John de Gorter and Denise Onghena. In his youth, Peter attended Deerfield Academy of Massachusetts, and cherished his time there as a student. Peter then attended the University of Miami, where he studied Marine Science and...
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Mary Louise Trunk Hile

November 5, 1918 - December 24, 2017

Charlotte - Mary Louise Hile, 99, passed away Christmas Eve, December 24, 2017 after spending the day with her family in her Charlotte home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 am on Wednesday, January 3, in the chapel of St. Gabriel Catholic Church with Fr. Frank O'Rourke as Celebrant. A reception of family and friends will follow the Mass.Mary Lou was born on November 5, 1918...
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Amy P. Dykeman

October 15, 1953 - December 23, 2017

Amy Patricia Dykeman, only 64 and a truly remarkable individual, died on Saturday, December 23, 2017 in Charlotte, NC after a long struggle with corticobasal syndrome, a rare illness. Formerly the Head Librarian at University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Amy had an extensive and illustrious career as a professional librarian.Born in Mahopac, NY, Amy was the oldest daughter of Amos Dykeman and...
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William G. Curlin

August 30, 1927 - December 23, 2017

Bishop Emeritus William George CurlinCHARLOTTE - Bishop Emeritus William George Curlin, third Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte, passed away in the peace of Christ Saturday, December 23, 2017. He was 90 years old.Champion of the poor, comforter of the sick and the dying, friend of St. Teresa of Calcutta, Bishop Curlin preached the love of Jesus Christ during more than 60 years of...
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Marian W. Douglas

July 2, 1927 - December 21, 2017

Marian Douglas, 90, passed away Thursday, December 12, 2017 at her home at Sharon Towers. A private service was held from the graveside in Forest Lawn West Cemetery.
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Werner Field

April 7, 1925 - December 18, 2017

Werner, 92, passed away on Monday December 18 2017 at Novant hospital. He was in the company of his daughter Beth, her husband Bill and the devoted staff of the Novant Presbyterian ICU.Born April 7, 1925 in Berlin Germany, Werner was the son of the late Fritz Field and Kate Frankel Field. He escaped Nazi Germany and traveled to the United States in 1939 at the age of 14. Werner studied...
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Patricia B. Hasty

October 22, 1930 - December 17, 2017

CHARLOTTE - Surrounded by her loving family, Patricia "Pat" Beck Hasty passed away peacefully Sunday morning, December 17, 2017 at Sharon Towers Retirement Community. Pat was born in Charlotte on October 22, 1930 to the late Henry and Minnie Kennington Beck, and had one sister, the late Paulette "Scooty" Beck Ellison. She was married to her childhood sweetheart, the late Richard E. "Buddy" Hasty,...
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Brian Keith Blue

October 22, 1966 - December 17, 2017

Charlotte - Brian Keith Blue, 51, passed away unexpectedly on December 17, 2017. He was born on October 22, 1966.Brian was a graduate of South Mecklenburg High School and UNC Wilmington with a degree in communications. He loved all sports and excelled in tennis. Although a Wilmington graduate, he was an avid Tar Heel fan, even naming his dog Tar Heel. The loves of his life and the center of Brian...
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Philip Richard Cagle

September 16, 1947 - December 16, 2017

Philip Cagle, 70, disabled Veteran, passed away due to natural causes while surrounded by family on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Pineville Hospital in Charlotte, NC.Phil was born September 16, 1947 in DeKalb, IL to his parents Warren and Mary Jane (Hiland) Cagle. He married Sharon (Wallis) Cagle in May 1967 and was a Vietnam veteran serving in the Air Force. He lived most of his life in the...
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John Joseph Eichorn

October 13, 1956 - December 16, 2017

Charlotte - Mr. Eichorn, 61, passed away on Saturday, December 16th, 2017. He was born on October 13th, 1956 in Charlotte, a son of the late Robert L. Eichorn and Elizabeth O'Donoghue Eichorn. As a loving husband and devoted father and grandfather, John was deeply rooted in his Catholic faith. He was a faithful parishioner of St. Gabriel's Catholic Church and a graduate of Charlotte Catholic...
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Murray Bodner

August 22, 1930 - December 14, 2017

Charlotte - Mr. Bodner, 87, passed away on December 14, 2017. He was born on August 22, 1930 in the Bronx, NY, a son of the late Louis and Anna Levine Bodner; and beloved husband to his late wife of 63 years, Loretta Bodner.Murray had been an Assistant Vice President of Financial Services with Bank of America prior to his retirement. He was Past President of Edgevern Jewish Center in Rockaway, NY...
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Sam Benveniste

May 6, 1947 - December 13, 2017

Sam Benveniste, 70, passed away December 13, 2017.He was born in Salonika, Greece, son of the late Leo and Flora Benveniste, and brother of the late Emma Julia Goodman.Sam was a member of Temple Emanuel and a retired Industrial Real Estate Broker.Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Ober Benveniste, and sister, Dinah Fayne Cohen and husband Michael.The family had a memorial service at 2:00 p.m....
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Marjorie C. McDorman

October 3, 1927 - December 8, 2017

Marjorie Del McDorman died at home on Dec. 8, 2017, after years of declining health. She was 90, and at peace when she passed.The former Marjorie Crawford was born on Oct. 3, 1927, in Fort Payne, Ala., the daughter of Leonard and Del Crawford. Growing up, she studied piano and voice and developed a love of opera. She graduated from Virginia Intermont College in Bristol, Va., with an Associate...
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Rosa Belle Betts

January 3, 1926 - December 6, 2017

Rosa Belle Hamm Betts, known affectionately by all as "Tissie," passed away peacefully at home in her sleep and surrounded by her loving family on December 6, 2017. Rosa Belle was born in Bowdon, Georgia, on January 3, 1926, to Emerson and Ruth Hamm. She was the fourth of their five children, and she acquired her lifelong nickname of "Tissie" from her younger sister Marguerite, who was unable...
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John Deaderick Scott

June 8, 1943 - December 5, 2017

John, 74, passed away Tuesday, December 5, at Sardis Oaks nursing home after an eight-year battle with Alzheimer's. He was surrounded by his loving family. Born June 8, 1943, in Knoxville, John was the son of the late George Richard Scott and Ruth Wassom Scott. The family moved to Charlotte when John was twelve, where he later graduated from East Mecklenburg High School and then continued his...
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Martha A. Newton

February 1, 1930 - December 4, 2017

Martha Newton, aged 87, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, December 4, 2017. Born Martha Ann Banner on February 1, 1930, she grew up in Blowing Rock. She came to Charlotte in 1948, where she met her first love, Jack N. McWhirter, who led the Real Estate department for the City of Charlotte. They were happily married for 45 years, until he passed away in June 1997. They raised two...
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Eugene B. Graham

December 10, 1926 - December 3, 2017

Eugene Berrien Graham, III passed away on December 3, 2017. Gene was born on December 10, 1926 in Charlotte, NC to Melle Beard Graham and Eugene Berrien Graham, Jr. He was their only child. Gene attended Dilworth Elementary School, Alexander Graham Junior High School, and Central High School. He was an accomplished football player for Central and played in the Shrine Bowl in 1944.Gene was drafted...
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Doris Glaze

December 25, 1927 - December 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Harry & Bryant Funeral Home, Charlotte, NC.
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Allen Upchurch

September 16, 1925 - December 2, 2017

Allen McNeill Upchurch"Mac"Mac Upchurch died Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Forsyth Hospital in Winston-Salem. He passed away peacefully in the presence of his family. Born September 16, 1925, in Greenville, SC, he was the son of the late Charles Woodfin Upchurch and Priscilla Poteat Upchurch. Mac spent ninety-two years gently instilling the world with his kindness, integrity, humor, and love.Mac...
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Zenas Dickson Bigham

August 28, 1932 - December 2, 2017

Charlotte - Zenas Bigham, 85, passed away at home on December 2, 2017. He was born on August 28, 1932 in Charlotte, a son of the late Lessie Burroughs Bigham and Zenas Dickson Bigham, Sr.Zenas was in the first graduating class from East Mecklenburg High School. He went on to serve his country proudly as a tank driver in the Army during the Korean War. He served as an Elder for Ebenezer A.R.P, and...
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Anne Regina Cassidy

February 21, 1933 - November 30, 2017

Anne Regina Cassidy of Charlotte, NC died peacefully on November 30th, 2017 at Presbyterian Hospital from heart complications, surrounded by family members.Anne was born in Manhattan on February 21st, 1933 to Paul Vincent and Angela Marie Meenan Cassidy. She grew up in Garden City, Long Island and after graduating from Garden City High School, attended the University of Bridgeport. Back in...
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Harriett A. Rhyne

March 29, 1925 - November 29, 2017

Harriett A. Rhyne, 92, formerly of Charlotte, won her battle of this life and transitioned to her heavenly reward on November 29, 2017. Born in Kannapolis, NC on March 29, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Rena (Westmoreland) Alexander.After graduating from Mooresville High School, she attended Presbyterian School of Nursing for a short while and then attended Lenoir-Rhyne College...
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Ronald Havard

March 21, 1962 - November 28, 2017

Services will be held at Laird Funeral Home in Natchez, Mississippi
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Barbara Claire Gerrard

June 5, 1927 - November 27, 2017

Charlotte - Barbara Claire McLain Gerrard, born June 5, 1927, died peacefully on November 27, 2017 in Charlotte, NC. She was the youngest child of John Aubray McLain and Margaret Lois Wynne McLain. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, William Gerrard, and is survived by her sons, David Lorton Gerrard (Sheryl) and Jeffrey Wynne Gerrard (Paula) of Charlotte, NC. She is also...
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James Alexander Rose

August 19, 1970 - November 23, 2017

James Alexander RoseEntered into rest November 23, 2017 of Charlotte, North Carolina.Beloved Husband of Kara Greenglass Rose.Loving Father of David Jordan Rose and Sophie Ariel Rose (The Kitty).Cherished Son of Diane Marks Rose and the late Gerald Rose of Brookline, Massachusetts.Dearest Brother of Eve and Todd Evans of Pearl River, New York.Caring Uncle of Isabelle Evans.Loving Son-in-law of...
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Andrew James Harkey

May 8, 1964 - November 21, 2017

Drew, 53, passed November 21, 2017 at his home in Charlotte after an extended illness.He is survived by his mother, Terry Sullivan Taylor; father, James Franklin Harkey, Jr. (Elaine); his adoptive father, Thomas Edward Dill, MD (Karen); brothers, Scott Taylor Dill, Sr. (Amy) and Thomas Edward Dill, Jr.; and his friend and former wife, Diana Skeens.Drew led a full life. He was an actor, writer,...
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Nikki Jo Palin

May 26, 1941 - November 20, 2017

Nikki Jo Palin passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017 from complications due to Alzheimer's while a resident at The Haven in the Village at Carolina Place, Pineville, NC. Nikki's passing followed quickly on the heels of her beloved Norman after his death in July, 2017. Nikki was born on May 26, 1941 in Wellington, Kansas to Oscar Franklin Grim and Rosalind Joan Anderson. A talented artist,...
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Roy Neal Rosen

April 16, 1955 - November 18, 2017

Roy Neal Rosen, 62, of Charlotte, passed away on Saturday, November 18th, after a long battle with lymphoma, diabetes, and heart disease. Roy was born in Brooklyn, New York, on April 16, 1955, a son of Murray and Estelle Rosen. Since 1969, Roy and his family have lived in Charlotte. A 1973 graduate of South Mecklenburg High School, he was a well-known radio personality at several radio stations...
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Sherry Levine Richter

March 28, 1929 - November 17, 2017

Charlotte - Sherry Levine Richter, 88, passed away on November 17, 2017. She was born on March 28, 1929 in Hamlet, NC, the daughter of the late Joseph and Gladys Blacker Levine.Sherry was a unique individual. She, from early childhood on, possessed great self-confidence. There was nothing that she was afraid of. This combined with a precocious interest in performing on stage led her to pursue...
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Evelyn S. Berger

April 19, 1923 - November 17, 2017

Charlotte - Evelyn S. Berger, 94, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on November 17, 2017. She is survived by her son, Lance Berger and his wife Leslie; her three grandchildren, Dory Fleischman and her husband Jeff, Adam Kane and his wife Stephanie, and Allison Berger; and her three great-grandchildren, Jacob and Emily Kane and Jack Fleischman. She is preceded in death by her...
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Fay Sinkoe

March 17, 1933 - November 17, 2017

Etta Faith (Fay) Gottlieb Sinkoe, born March 17, 1933, passed peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on November 17, 2017. Fay was dedicated to her education, attending junior college at Fairfax Hall in Virginia and continued studies at Queens College of Charlotte. At Queens, Fay received her Bachelors of Science Degree and taught science. During her time at Queens she married the love...
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George Hartell

December 14, 1935 - November 14, 2017

Charlotte - George T. Hartell, 81, died Tuesday November 14, 2017 at Aldersgate Retirement Community in Charlotte where he had lived since 2011.George was born December 11, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois to Irene Thomas and George Kenneth Hartell. He was a graduate of Kelvyn Park High School and Purdue University. He served in the USAF and later worked for IBM, Celanese-Hoesch, and Duke Energy. George...
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Howard M. Shimkovitz

September 20, 1946 - November 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Harry & Bryant Funeral Home, Charlotte, NC.
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Annie Eliza Bair Bumgardner

May 28, 1925 - November 12, 2017

Charlotte - Liza Bumgardner, 92, passed away on November 12, 2017. She was born on May 28, 1925 in Orangeburg County, SC, the eldest child of the late Junius and Burness Bair, and beloved wife of her late husband, Hertle Hudson Bumgardner, Jr. (Pat). Liza was preceded in death by her brother, Charles; sisters, Frances Torgerson, Marie Murphy and Bunny Turner; son-in-law, John Keplinger; and great...
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Mira Appel

January 9, 1922 - November 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Harry & Bryant Funeral Home, Charlotte, NC.
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Curtis J. Walden

July 25, 1921 - November 9, 2017

Curt Walden, age 96, passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the Carriage Club. He was a proud member of "The Greatest Generation".Born July 25, 1921 in Birmingham, Alabama, he was the son of Rev. T.C. Walden and Jennie Burnette Walden. After graduating from Woodlawn High School, he attended Howard College (now Samford University). However, duty called and Curt left college to attend flight...
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James Douglas Cranmer

July 20, 1960 - November 6, 2017

Charlotte - Doug Cranmer, 57, passed away on November 5, 2017. He was born on July 20, 1960 in Miami, FL, a son of the late William and Barbara Wade Cranmer.Doug had been disabled from birth but that didn't stop him from enjoying life. He loved long conversations on the phone with family and friends. He savored his time at the bowling alley, and was always ready to go on a shopping trip.He is...
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Fred Mark Fowler

March 22, 1929 - November 3, 2017

Charlotte - Mr. Fowler, 88, passed away peacefully on November 3, 2017. He was born on March 22, 1929 in Charlotte, the only boy in a family of seven girls.Fred graduated from Charlotte Technical High School in 1948. The majority of Fred's life was spent in Charlotte, NC. He met the love of his life, Georgette, while working briefly in Columbia, SC. He was employed by Gilbert Beauty Supply for...
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Ronald Bailey McLuen

September 2, 1946 - October 29, 2017

Ron McLuen, 71, died Sunday, October 29, 2017 at his home in Charlotte. Ron was a man of strong passions and compassions. He loved his friends and family, his church, airplanes, hats, bright colors, live theater, the beach, and dogs. Many people and animals benefitted from his compassion. He was a steady companion to his mother, Melba von Sprecken, until her death in 2015. If Ron was aware of...
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Betty Ward Weeks

December 7, 1923 - October 26, 2017

Betty Ward Weeks died on October 26, 2017 at Brookdale South Charlotte. She was born December 7, 1923 in Great Falls, SC to William Charles Ward and Bessie Limmer Ward.Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Heywood Weeks. She is survived by her children, Betsy Weeks Shaw and Charles "Chuck" Heywood Weeks, son-in-law, Reginald Shaw and daughter-in-law, Margaret Weeks. She is also...
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Lauren Elizabeth Adinig

October 24, 1981 - October 26, 2017

Lauren Elizabeth, beautiful wife, daughter, and sister, 36, passed away Thursday morning, October 26, 2017 in Charlotte, NC.She was born October 24, 1981 in Knoxville, TN. Following graduation from Anderson County High School as a member of the class of 2000, Lauren attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Economics in 2004. She...
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Robert M. Stuckey

August 2, 1947 - October 26, 2017

Robert Malcolm Stuckey, age 70, passed away on October 26, 2017 in Huntersville, NC. Bob was a native Charlottean and was the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Charles Stuckey. He graduated from Myers Park High School and North Carolina State University and for many years had an engineering consultant firm. Bob had a great passion for Porsches and fulfilled a "bucket list" trip to Porsche...
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William Paul Braswell

August 18, 1933 - October 23, 2017

Paul, 84, passed away Monday, October 23, 2017.Born August 18, 1933 in Johnston County, NC, he was the son of late W.C. Braswell and Virginia Dare Braswell. Paul graduated with a degree in architecture from the School of Design at North Carolina State University. He then went on to get his master's degree in architecture at Harvard University's School of Design. In 1956, Paul was an instructor at...
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Jean Calogerakis

September 22, 1941 - October 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Harry & Bryant Funeral Home, Charlotte, NC.
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William Learmonth

June 3, 1934 - October 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Harry & Bryant Funeral Home, Charlotte, NC.
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Cynthia Ann Houston

February 1, 1939 - October 20, 2017

Charlotte - Cynthia Ann Houston passed away October 20, 2017 in Charlotte, NC. She traveled the world and moved all across the U.S., but true to form, anyone born in Texas remains a Texan to the end - Big Spring, Texas, born.Cynthia attended the University of Texas for two years, and while living in Indiana, she took classes at Indiana University. She was working toward a degree in Biology...
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William Heath Austin

May 14, 1941 - October 19, 2017

William Heath Austin Jr. "Bill", passed away peacefully at home on October 19, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Marshville, N.C. on May 14, 1941, he was the son of William Heath Austin, Sr. and Mary Harrell Austin. After graduating from Benton Heights High School in Monroe, Bill started his career at the first McDonald's in Charlotte, located on Independence Boulevard as a manager...
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Glen Stuart McCullough

February 7, 1952 - October 18, 2017

Glen Stuart McCullough was born February 7, 1952, the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. George B. McCullough. He grew to a height of 6'4", and with three brothers above 6' to scrimmage with in the driveway, he became proficient in basketball, eventually playing in the final game of the Texas State Basketball Tournament in 1969. Glen first attended college at TCU in Texas and graduated Cum Laude from the...
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Lillian Fleming

August 29, 1921 - October 15, 2017

Lillian, 96, lived a long and beautiful Christian life, passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the Summit Place Assisted Living in Charlotte.Lillian was born August 29, 1921 in Wadeville, NC. She lived in Norwood, NC before moving to Charlotte when she was seven years old and graduated from Berryhill High School in 1939. Lillian attended Skyland Radio School in Winston-Salem, NC in support of...
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Jack Smith Mobley

July 25, 1934 - October 12, 2017

Mr. Jack Smith Mobley, age 83 of Charlotte, NC, entered into eternal rest on October 12, 2017.He was born July 25, 1934 in Orangeburg, SC and was the only child of the late Harvey C. and Ruby Smith Mobley. Jack graduated from Orangeburg High School and then from the University of South Carolina, earning a B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering. While in college, he was a member of the Air Force ROTC,...
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Harold Dean Sayles

December 26, 1932 - October 9, 2017

Harold Dean "Jim" Sayles, 84, of Cornelius, N.C., passed away on Monday, October 9, 2017, at Presbyterian Medical Center in Charlotte. He passed peacefully, surrounded by family.Jim was born in Stroh, Indiana, on December 26, 1932 to Berne Alton Sayles and Dorothy Iverne Graham Sayles. He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 63 years, Elizabeth "Vetcha" Tomchak Sayles; his...
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David E. Nixon

January 11, 1932 - October 6, 2017

Dr. David E. Nixon, "the greatest dad in the world" (AKA Superman) went to his heavenly home on Friday, October 6, 2017, surrounded by his family.Born January 11, 1932 in Charlotte, NC, David grew up in the Elizabeth community where, as a young boy, he delivered the Charlotte Observer and News and later worked at Bennicks Drug Store. Graduating from Central High School, he attended NC State...
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Sharon Stroupe Mooney

September 18, 1944 - October 1, 2017

Sandra Stroupe Mooney died on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Asbury Care Center at Aldersgate with her daughter Meyer, close friends and brother-in-law by her side. She had met and fought the uphill challenges of ovarian cancer for ten months. Sandy was born September 18, 1944 in Charlotte, the only child of Charles Wesley Stroupe and Marjorie Hoyle Stroupe. Following graduation from Garinger High...
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Roddey Dowd

July 18, 1932 - September 30, 2017

Roddey Dowd, Sr. passed away at home September 30 with his loving family by his side. He was born in Charlotte July 18th, 1932, the son of the late W. Frank Dowd and Elizabeth Roddey Dowd.Roddey graduated from Woodberry Forest School in Orange, VA and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he met his beloved wife Elizabeth "Pepper" Stetson. They were married in West Chester, PA...
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Stephanie L. Warshauer

September 26, 1985 - September 30, 2017

Stephanie Louise Warshauer, 32, died tragically as a result of an automobile accident on Saturday, September 30, 2017 in Greensboro, NC. A Greensboro native, Stephanie was a 2003 graduate of Page High School. She attended Western Carolina University, graduating in 2009 with a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Stephanie was a member of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. For the past 2 years,...
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Joan Smith Mashburn

June 28, 1923 - September 28, 2017

Joan S. Mashburn, an incredible mother, avid golfer, accomplished artist, lover of life, full of charm, filling those around her with laughter and loved by all who met her, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 28, 2017.Joan - pronounced Joanne - was born on June 28, 1923 in Anna Maria, Florida. She grew up during the Great Depression, but like most young children, never knew what she...
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Vashti Patrica Brown-Edwards

September 2, 1943 - September 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Harry & Bryant Funeral Home, Charlotte, NC.
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Michael J. Corcoran

January 14, 1952 - September 17, 2017

Mike Corcoran, 65, passed away on September 17, 2017. He was born on January 14, 1952 in New York, a son to the late George and Julia Corcoran.The joy of Mike's life was his family and faith. He adored his wife, Mary, of 39 years and was a devoted father and grandfather. Mike was an active member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church.In Mike's free time he loved being around family and friends....
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Mary M. Weeks

March 23, 1935 - September 15, 2017

Mary M. Weeks, age 82, died unexpectedly Friday, September 15, 2017 at CMC Main in Charlotte. She was born March 23, 1935 in Charlotte and was the daughter of the late Robert and Frances Masterman. Mary grew up on Colony Road and graduated from Myers Park High School in 1953. Loving and kind, she lived an active life to the very end, enjoying walking, reading, swimming at the Y and spending time...
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Julius Taft Sanders

September 30, 1944 - September 14, 2017

Julius Taft Sanders, Jr. enveloped by the love of his family and amid the prayers of his many friends, entered into an eternal life of peace, grace and tranquility, free of the pain and difficult health battles he faced with such bravery and good humor.Sandy was born in Charlotte and grew up in Gastonia, NC. He was a member of the class of 1966 at UNC Chapel Hill, where he was an enthusiastic...
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Helen Rice

July 31, 1923 - September 14, 2017

Helen Hughes Rice entered heaven in the earliest hour of September 14, 2017, at the age of 94. She was born Helen Hood Prince, July 31, 1923. Helen was the eldest daughter of seven children. She was a graduate of Greensboro College and received her Masters Degree from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. She married Rev. Miles Preston Hughes, Jr. in 1946. They served in the Northern Alabama...
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Jean Bulette Boggs

April 27, 1923 - September 12, 2017

Jean Casterton Bulette Boggs, 94, died September 12, 2017 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. She was born on April 27, 1923, in York, PA. She was the daughter of Ruth Casterton and Warren Clifton Bulette. She was predeceased by her husband of 48 years, Lawrence K. Boggs, MD who died in 1997 after a battle with cancer. She leaves behind a legacy of love of family, history, travel, genealogy...
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Haywood Vernon Norwood

January 16, 1939 - September 12, 2017

Haywood Vernon Norwood, Jr., of Charlotte, North Carolina, died peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, surrounded by family and friends. He was born in Union County, North Carolina, on Jan. 16, 1939, to Haywood Vernon Norwood, Sr., and Margaret Stewart Norwood.Vernon's undergraduate degree was from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also graduated from the School of Law. He...
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Eleanor Boyd

July 5, 1920 - September 10, 2017

Charlotte - Eleanor Carr Boyd (Babbie), 97, passed away on September 10, 2017 at home at The Cypress. She was born on July 5, 1920 in Durham, NC, a daughter of Mary Lou Williams Carr and Dr. Henry Calhoun Carr, and wife to her beloved, late husband Harry Morgan Boyd.Babbie graduated with a degree in Music from Salem College. She was involved with music into her early 90's. From teaching music...
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Joseph William Stimpson

August 9, 1927 - September 10, 2017

Joseph William Stimpson passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at home with his wife Sydney and his children by his side. Joe was born in Charlotte on August 9th, 1927, to Jessie Silna Lee Green Stimpson of Charlotte and William Kerr Stimpson of King, NC. Survivors include his wife Sydney; and his children, Kathy Goss, Lisa Hollars and Kim Stimpson, and son, Randy Stimpson; sons-in-law, Tim...
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Gerald Patrick York

January 28, 1930 - September 10, 2017

Gerald Patrick York"Jerry" Charlotte - Jerry passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017 at his home. Born January 28, 1930, he was the son of Roy and Gertrude York. He graduated from the University of Dayton and then entered the Army and served in the Korean War as a 1st Lieutenant. Jerry's career spanned over 60 years in the nut industry, starting at Dayton Nut Products in Dayton,...
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Jonathan Herran

December 31, 1987 - September 2, 2017

Charlotte - Jonathan Michael Herran, 29, died unexpectedly on September 2, 2017. He was born on December 31, 1987 in Raleigh, NC, the son of Diane Rhodes Herran and Ralph Michael Herran.Jonathan lived in Raleigh until his family moved to Wendell, NC in 1991. In 1998, his family moved back to Raleigh, where he attended Durant Middle School and one year of high school at Southeastern Magnet School....
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Jesse Leon Coulter

May 13, 1925 - September 1, 2017

Dr. Coulter, 92, died September 1, 2017. Born May 13, 1925, in Statesville, North Carolina, he was the son of the late George Phillip Coulter and Julia Elizabeth Stroud Coulter. Following graduation from Newton High School, Dr. Coulter received a bachelor's degree in science from North Carolina State University, a masters degree from Appalachian State University, and a doctorate in education from...
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Gloria D. Keith

July 24, 1934 - August 30, 2017

CHARLOTTE - It is an impossible task to commemorate this life into words. There are not enough words nor enough pages to adequately capture the essence and spirit of the person known as Gloria Ellen Dowd Keith. Mrs. Gloria Ellen Dowd Keith, beloved wife of Graeme McGregor Keith, died on Wednesday August 30th, in the place she loved most, her home in Charlotte, North Carolina, surrounded by the...
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Mary Kathryn McArthur Broadway

December 15, 1924 - August 29, 2017

On Tuesday, August 29th, 2017, Cassie spent a pain free, joyous day, surrounded by her Charlotte family. Her grandchildren helped her fill out her menu choices for the day at CMC-Main, laughing together at the favorite foods she checked and added! Sitting with her as she enjoyed breakfast, by lunchtime nine of us had gathered, and Cassie had us all hold hands as she offered a beautiful blessing....
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David Bethel Tull

July 6, 1952 - August 28, 2017

David Bethel Tull, 65, passed away Monday, August 28th, 2017. He was born July 6, 1952 in Durham, NC the son of the late Charles Watson Tull and Phyllis Brown Tull. David is survived by his sister, Sally Tull Burns and brother-in-law Ronald Spreull Burns of Santa Barbara; and brother, Charles Christopher Tull and sister-in-law Molly Burton Tull of Charlotte, NC. David was predeceased by his...
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Johnny Oliver

March 1, 1935 - August 26, 2017

Mr. Oliver, 82, passed away on August 26, 2017 at his home in Charlotte.Born March 1, 1935 in Anson County, NC, Johnny was a son of the late Jadie and Annie Mae Lear Oliver. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and worked for and retired from the City of Charlotte. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, shooting pool and watching sports. Johnny is survived by his five grandchildren, Risa Oliver Abernathy ...
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Helen M. Souza

October 15, 1931 - August 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Harry & Bryant Funeral Home, Charlotte, NC.
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Paula Leronne Norby

November 28, 1951 - August 24, 2017

Charlotte - Mrs. Norby, 65, passed away on August 24, 2017. She was born on November 28, 1951 in Shelby, NC. Paula was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Thomas Norby. She was a Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley where she worked with her husband, Tom Norby, until his death and her son, Page Tinsley. Paula was an active member of Covenant Presbyterian Church and a regular member at Sunday...
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John Frank Ray

December 14, 1921 - August 22, 2017

John Frank Ray died on August 22, 2017 in Cabarrus County, NC. He was born December 14, 1921 in Walnut Cove, NC, son of the late Carl Grady Ray and Berchie Dunlap Ray.He completed the requirements for high school graduation at the age of 12, but did not graduate until the age of 14, spending two years assisting the math teacher by tutoring students in Algebra. He then attended Mars Hill College,...
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Dorothy Schulman

July 9, 1925 - August 22, 2017

Dorothy K. SchulmanCharlotte - Mrs. Schulman, 92, of Charlotte, NC, passed away on August 22, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Dr. Ira H. Schulman; grandson, Joshua A. Schulman; parents, Frieda and Joseph Kaplan; and sister, Rosalee Karm.She attended the University of Illinois, Champagne, Urbana. She was a lifelong member of Temple Israel, Hadassah, the Blumenthal Home,...
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Joshua Schulman

February 5, 1992 - August 22, 2017

Joshua "Josh" Andrew SchulmanCharlotte - Josh Schulman, 25, passed away on August 21, 2017. Josh, as he liked to be called was a 2010 graduate of Charlotte Latin School, where he played football, basketball and baseball. He furthered his studies at The University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. Josh was inducted into ZBT Fraternity at Alabama where he enjoyed greek life.Josh was a caring, loving,...
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