Our Obituaries

Brian 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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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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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

Arrangements under the direction of Harry & Bryant Funeral Home, Charlotte, NC.
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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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Virginia Elizabeth Bratton

June 22, 1919 - August 19, 2017

Virginia E. Bratton, age, 98, died on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the Pavilion at Brightmore. She was born in Charlotte on June 22, 1919 to Lewis C. and Elizabeth Nichols Bratton. Brat was predeceased by her parents and her brother, Lewis C. Bratton, Jr.At the age of 20, Brat graduated from Salem College with a triple major in Latin, English and Math. During World War II, she joined the war...
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Edith L. Mayfield

September 10, 1919 - August 19, 2017

Edith Mayfield, 97, passed away Saturday, August 19, 2017 in her home at Aldersgate Retirement Community in Charlotte, North Carolina.Born September 10, 1919 in Yazoo County, Mississippi, she was the daughter of the late Charles Albert Langford and Margaret Carolyn Burns Langford. Edith grew up on the family farm and was one of eight children. Following high school graduation, Edith entered...
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Osbourne Thomas McLiverty

March 1, 1923 - August 19, 2017

On Saturday, August 18, 2017, Tom McLiverty went to be with the Lord.Osbourne Thomas (Tom) McLiverty was born on March 1, 1923 in New York City. Tom was one of twelve children. Tom served as a Sargent with the 78th Division in Europe during WWII. Seven other brothers served in the Armed Forces. After discharge from the Army, Tom was employed by J.A.G. 3rd Nav. District. From there, he went...
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Robert Walter Wright

December 27, 1922 - August 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Harry & Bryant Funeral Home, Charlotte, NC.
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Betty Beatrice Jacky Marvin

April 17, 1925 - August 18, 2017

Betty, 92, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 18, 2017 in Charlotte, NC. The eighth of ten children, she was born Betty Beatrice Jacky in Twin Falls, ID on April 17, 1925 to the late William Otto and Sadie Elizabeth Jacky. She graduated from Twin Falls High School in 1943.During World War II, Betty was in Nurses Training in San Francisco, CA. While in training, a friend submitted a photo...
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Agnes Johanna Alida Garrett

August 31, 1926 - August 18, 2017

Agnes Johanna Alida Geelen Garrett passed away peacefully August 18, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Known to friends as "Yessie", she was born in Maastricht, Netherlands, on August 31, 1926. Yessie was a graduate of the Sorbonne University in Paris. She grew up in Holland and spent much of her adult life abroad living in Paris and Brussels accompanying her husband of 66 years, James...
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Robert Vann Blankenship

October 27, 1963 - August 15, 2017

Mr. Robert Vann Blankenship, Jr. age 53, of Charlotte passed away at his residence on August 15, 2017. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of Harry and Bryant on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm. The family will receive friends following the service.A full obituary will run in the Charlotte Observer on Sunday, August 20, 2017.
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Leslie Gordon

August 20, 1946 - August 15, 2017

Charlotte - Mrs. Gordon, 70, of Charlotte and Sun City, passed away on August 15, 2017. She was born on August 20, 1946 in New Haven, Connecticut, daughter of the late Morris Belotz and Beatrice Gordon.Leslie was the most loving wife, mother and grandmother.She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Barry Dean Gordon; daughters, Faye (Dan) Whipkey and Pamela (Gary) Gagnon; and grandchildren,...
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Agnes K. COLE

February 4, 1930 - August 13, 2017

Agnes, 87, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017 in Charlotte, following a sudden illness. After a brief hospital stay, she spent her last day in the hospice unit, with her family by her side.Born February 4, 1930 in North Wilkesboro, she was the daughter of the late John Thurman Kenerly and Cleo Harrison Kenerly. She graduated from North Wilkesboro High School and then Greensboro College where she...
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Robert Boettger

February 22, 1924 - August 12, 2017

Robert P. Boettger (Bob), age 93, passed away peacefully on Saturday August 12, 2017 in his home in Charlotte, NC. Bob had resided in Dothan, AL with his wife Jean since 1969. They moved to Charlotte 10 months ago. Bob was born in Webster Groves, MO and spent his entire working career in the telephone industry. He retired from Verizon in 1986. Bob was a member of St. Columba Catholic Church...
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William Lorton Gerrard

December 10, 1929 - August 10, 2017

Charlotte - Mr. Gerrard, 87, passed away on August 10, 2017. He was born on December 10, 1929 in Charlotte, a son of the late Wade and Lilla Robertson Gerrard.Mr. Gerrard was a lifelong resident of Charlotte, graduating from Harding High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force National Guard during the Korean War. Mr. Gerrard is survived by his wife, Barbara M. Gerrard and his sons, David...
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Ernest S. DeLaney

May 21, 1948 - August 7, 2017

Charlotte, NC - Ernest S. "Mike" DeLaney, 69, passed away on August 7, 2017, at Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. Mike was born in Charlotte on May 21, 1948, to Patricia Keegan DeLaney and Ernest S. DeLaney, Jr. Mike attended local public schools, graduating from Myers Park High School in 1966, and going on to Duke University from which he graduated with honors in 1970. Mike went to...
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Dante E. Guazzo

September 23, 1915 - August 3, 2017

Dante E. Guazzo of Charlotte went to join his beloved wife, Virginia, in Heaven on Thursday, August 3, 2017. He was 101.He was born in Orange, NJ on September 23, 1915 as the only child of Louis and Teresa Guazzo. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great friend to many. Dante had a joyful and larger-than-life personality; he was a World War II veteran, patriot, storyteller,...
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Alice Rose Batson

December 22, 1925 - August 2, 2017

Alice, 91, passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2017, under the case of Hospice.Born December 22, 1925 in Welsh Pool, Campobello, New Brunswick, Canada, she was the only daughter of Melbourne M. Batson and his wife, both of whom predeceased her.Alice was a long time employee of Celanese. After she retired, she took pride in her garden and her homemaking skills and her church work. She was predeceased...
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Timothy Poe Dautel

April 5, 1945 - July 31, 2017

Timothy Poe Dautel passed away on July 31, 2017. He was born April 5, 1945 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Charles and Seville Dautel.Tim is predeceased by his loving wife of 45 years, Diane Dautel. He is survived by his four children, Sharon Gerald and husband Jeff, Michael Dautel and wife Heather, Brian Dautel and wife Kathleen, and Jackie Timmons and husband Chris. Also surviving are his six...
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Norman Palin

October 24, 1932 - July 31, 2017

Dr. Norman Palin died on July 29, 2017 at his home in Charlotte after a long five set struggle with cancer. Norm is survived by his wife Nikki, his children Hannah Palin of Seattle, Washington, Dina Palin of Hudson, New York and David Palin of Charlotte. Norm was immensely proud of his five grandchildren, Dominic, Cass, Michael, Jennifer and Emmet. Norm is also survived by his brother Howard...
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Brandon Les Bowen

March 8, 1995 - July 30, 2017

Brandon Les Bowen, 22, left this life suddenly on the evening of July 30, 2017. Brandon was a Charlotte native who lived in Winchester. He was a 2014 graduate of Cox Mill High School who worked at Team Charlotte Motorsports.Friends and relatives recall Brandon as a bright, cheerful young man with fiery red hair and a dry sense of humor. He was a talented sketch artist who loved longboarding, cars...
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Phyllis Boxer

August 10, 1936 - July 28, 2017

Phyllis Deane Ashendorf Boxer Charlotte, 80, died on July 28th, 2017.Born on August 10th, 1936 in Atlanta, Ga., the daughter of Issac and Rosalie Citron Ashendorf. The family moved to Charlotte when Deane was a young girl. She graduated from Myers Park High School in 1954 and continued to Ohio State University. Deane had a deep love for her Jewish heritage. She was the past president of the...
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Betty Millwood

December 1, 1932 - July 27, 2017

Betty Jean Millwood Charlotte - Mrs. Millwood, 84, passed away on July 27, 2017. She was born on December 4, 1932 in Coddle Creek, NC, a daughter of the late David and Macie Moose Cook. Betty lived in North Carolina for nearly her entire life where she raised 4 children. She was a very kind hearted warm person with a love for children and animals. She will be greatly missed by all those who were...
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James Rash

December 13, 1939 - July 25, 2017

James Dennis Rash, 77, died peacefully in the shadow of the city he adored on July 25, 2017, surrounded by his family and friends. An avid cyclist, his athlete's body gave way to Parkinson's at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, but his courageous fight was inspiring to the end. A service of celebration will be held Wednesday, August 2, at 11 am, at First Presbyterian Church, 200 West...
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Eliana Solarte Patino

April 27, 1973 - July 24, 2017

Our beloved Eliana brought joy and happiness to all she came in contact with. Her spirit uplifted all and her laughter brought everyone joy. She was a truly loving and caring soul that showed charity to all creatures on this planet both large and small. She was proud of her Colombian heritage and had a passion for music and dancing. She loved her family and through her faith kept them all close...
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Irene Jayne Gardner

November 8, 1926 - July 23, 2017

Mrs. Irene Jayne Gardner went home to be with the Lord on July 23, 2017. She was born in Johnson County, KY and attended Western Kentucky University, where she met her husband, Warder W. "Bill" Gardner, Jr. Irene was a devoted wife and mother and is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Susan Gardner; two grandchildren, Elizabeth Gardner, John Gardner and wife, Lauren; and great...
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William Elliott White

August 31, 1922 - July 22, 2017

William Elliott White, 94, of Charlotte passed away peacefully on July 22, 2017 at the Stewart Health Center.Born August 31, 1922 in Morganton, NC, he was the son of the late William Elliott White and Adelaide Avery Erwin White. Elliott was a proud graduate of The McCallie School, Davidson College (Distinguished Alumni Award in 1977), and Bowman Gray School of Medicine. His pediatrics career...
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David Andrew Lawing

February 12, 1949 - July 20, 2017

Dr. David Andrew Lawing, 68, of Macon, GA, formerly of Charlotte, NC, passed away July 20, 2017 as a result of injuries sustained when hit by a car while jogging.David was born in Charlotte, NC on February 12, 1949. As a child, he was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Charlotte. He graduated from Myers Park High School in Charlotte and earned a degree in History from the University of...
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Sara Ann Coley Lewis

May 31, 1935 - July 16, 2017

Sara Ann Lewis, 82, of Mt. Holly, NC, passed away peacefully at Sharon Towers in Charlotte, NC on July 16, 2017. Born on May 31, 1935 to James Lawrence and Ruth Maultsby Coley, Sara grew up in Wilmington, NC and graduated from New Hanover High School in 1953. She attended East Carolina University until marrying her high school sweetheart, William Richard Lewis, in 1955. Sara's life revolved...
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Billy Lee Renfrow

March 30, 1927 - July 13, 2017

Billy Lee Renfrow, 90, formerly of Jacksonville, Florida, the son of the late J. Porter and Mae Renfrow, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 13, 2017. He graduated from Andrew Jackson High School and served in the U.S. Army before he was recruited to play football at the University of South Carolina for four years, under the legendary Rex Enright. Bill was a member of the Block C. Club,...
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Glenn William Mertes

May 19, 1947 - July 9, 2017

Glenn, 70, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017 at his home in Charlotte. He was in the company of his loving family and in the devoted care of hospice.Born May 19, 1947 in Chicago, he was a son of the late Victor Moritz Mertes and the late Ethel Mary Rukuslo Mertes. Following graduation from Bradley University with a Bachelor in Accounting, Glenn was drafted by the U.S. Army, where he served during...
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William D. Thomas

March 10, 1924 - July 9, 2017

On July 9, 2017, the long and fruitful life of Bill Thomas came to a peaceful close in the loving presence of family members. He passed away from respiratory failure after a brief illness. Bill was born March 10, 1924 in Los Angeles, California to Halcott Thomas Sr. and Lelia Thomas.In 1943 while a student at University of Southern California, Bill enlisted in the Army Air Corps as his older...
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Jane H. Berry

May 14, 1934 - July 9, 2017

Mrs. Jane Howie Berry, affectionately known as "Bebe", 83, of Charlotte, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017 at the Harris Hospice Unit of Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family.Mrs. Berry was born May 14, 1934 in Charlotte, the daughter of the late John Harvey Howie and Grace Sherrill Howie. She graduated from Central High School in 1952 and first attended Women...
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M. Fred Locke

June 30, 1940 - July 7, 2017

M. Fred Locke, Jr. age 77, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, July 7, 2017 at Levine Dickson Hospice House Southminster.Fred was born in Fort Wayne, IN to Malcolm F. and Margurite B. Locke on June 30, 1940. He was a graduate of Decatur High School, class of 1958. Fred went on to attend Indiana University and earned a Bachelor of Science in 1962 and a MBA in 1965.He served his...
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Mary V. McCoy

February 20, 1933 - July 5, 2017

Mrs. McCoy, 84, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017.Born February 20, 1933 in Grand Rapids, MI, she was a daughter of the late Charles Clarke Veneman and Mary Elba Nance Veneman. Mrs. McCoy was a real estate agent for 30 years for Helen Adams and Allen Tate. She was a member of Sardis Presbyterian Church and a member of the No Trumps Bridge Club for over 50 years. She also loved to travel with...
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Walter Y. Elisha

December 10, 1932 - July 4, 2017

Walter Y. Elisha was born December 10, 1932, in Gary, Indiana, son of the late Elizabeth Yonan and Youshia B. Elisha. In addition to his parents, Walter was preceded in death by his brother, Charles J. Elisha, who died during World War II; his sister, Louise E. Elisha, his younger son, Michael E. Elisha and Michael's wife, Cathleen Moran Elisha.Walter married his high school sweetheart, Arlene...
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