Our Obituaries

Jo Allen Vaughn

April 23, 1931 - January 27, 2018

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Willard Thomas Smith

January 22, 1935 - January 23, 2018

Charlotte, NC-Willard Thomas "Tommy" Smith, 83, passed away at home Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Nita; his sons, Kyle(Kim) and Cory(Jennifer); his grandchildren, Taylor Hood(Chris), Zachary, Hailey, Blaine(Brielle) and Sarah; a great-grandson, Orion Smith; his brother, Wendell Smith(Marcia); and brother-in-law, Dr. Al Crowe(Gail).Mr. Smith was born January 22...
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Evelyn H. Banker

June 9, 1925 - January 21, 2018

CHARLOTTE - Evelyn Helms Banker died peacefully at home on Sunday, January 21, 2018. Whether you knew her as Mrs. Banker, Evelyn, Mama, Ebbie or Granny, you shared in a life well lived. Evelyn Christine was born June 9, 1925 in Wingate, N.C., the youngest of 12 children. After graduating from Wingate High School, class of '42, she married Cameron Octo Banker, Jr. in 1943. They built a house when...
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Charles Edwin Foxworth

July 29, 1920 - January 15, 2018

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David George Luther

May 1, 1966 - January 15, 2018

David George Luther, 51, passed away early Monday morning, January 15, 2018 at Novant Presbyterian Hospital after a courageous battle with abdominal cancer.Born in Dayton, Ohio on May 1, 1966, he was a son of Ann Elizabeth Wobus Luther of Mint Hill, NC and the late Thomas Andrew Luther.David married the love of his life, Blair, and throughout their 20 year marriage became a proud father of his...
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Arturo Gomez

October 21, 1995 - January 14, 2018

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Ethel Harris Garrison

October 13, 1920 - January 6, 2018

Mrs. Garrison, 97, went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 6, 2018. Born October 13, 1920 in Fayetteville, she was the daughter of the late David and Mary Black Harris. She was also preceded in death by her husband and love of her life, James Watts Garrison; sister, Frankie Holshouser; brother, Don Harris; and son-in-law, Robert Russell. Mrs. Garrison is survived by her daughters, Betty...
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Clinton Rudyard Woung

September 13, 1936 - December 16, 2017

Clinton Rudyard Woung, 81, passed away Saturday morning, December 16, 2017 at his residence.One of 14 children, Mr. Woung was born in Flint River, Jamaica on September 13, 1936, a son of the late Cyril and Edna May Chin Woung.Mr. Woung was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and retired as a Civil Structural Engineer.Survivors include his wife, Lorraine Hugh Woung; his children, Lisa...
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Daniel Worthington Waite

June 4, 1973 - November 9, 2017

Daniel Worthington Waite, 44, passed away early Thursday evening, November 9, 2017 at Novant Presbyterian Hospital.Born in Madison, Wisconsin, Daniel was a son of Mary Ann Henkel of Charlotte, NC and William W. Waite Sr. of Statesville, NC.Daniel had a fond affection for the beach, mountains, rodeo's, Alan Jackson and crowded malls, particularly at Christmas. His favorite characters were Bugs...
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Ronald Henderson Elliott

December 21, 1940 - October 15, 2017

Ronald "Ronnie" Henderson Elliott, 76, passed away early Sunday morning, October 15, 2017. Born in Charlotte, NC on December 21, 1940, he was a son of the late Homer Henderson Elliott and Sadie Drake Elliott. At the age of 16, Ronnie joined the US Navy serving four years in the South Pacific. Affectionately known as "Killer", he retired from the sales department at A.G. Boone. During his...
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William Boyce Tallent

January 23, 1945 - September 25, 2017

William Boyce Tallent, 72, passed away Monday morning, September 25, 2017 at CMC-Northeast in Concord, NC.Born in Gaston County on January 23, 1945, he was the son of the late Inez Brown Tallent and retired from Carolina Paper Board as a machinery mechanic.His wife, Margaret Marie Tallent and a son, Richard Earl Tallent preceded him in death.Survivors include his children, Kathy Ann Minnick and...
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Oren Wallace Rodden

January 10, 1933 - September 6, 2017

Mr. Rodden, age 84, went home peacefully to be with the Lord on September 6, 2017. Born January 10, 1933 in Mecklenburg County, he was the son of the late Grace Morris Rodden and Archie Herman Rodden, Sr. Oren was a 1951 graduate of Derita High School. He then served in the United States Air Force where he worked as a crew chief at Andrews Air Force Base guarding the Washington DC area. After 25...
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Raymond Weinstein

October 7, 1935 - August 31, 2017

Raymond Weinstein, 81, passed away Thursday August 31, 2017.Born in San Pedro, CA, on October 7, 1935, a son of the late Cypriano and Clemencia Weinstein, he was raised in the Philippines during WWII and retired as a jeweler from the former Garibaldi and Bruns. He served in the US Navy from July 1954 thru June 1958, and received an Honorable discharge. He was an avid bowler with the Swinging...
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Charles Warren

May 2, 1928 - August 27, 2017

Charles Warren, 89, passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017.Born in Glennville, Georgia on May 2, 1928, he was the son of the late Carlisle and Queen Anderson Warren. Charles was a master mechanic for General Motors for 60 years. He also was a machinist. He loved music and was a member of the family band "The Entruders" for many years.Preceding him death were his wife, Hilda; daughters, Jane Miraglia...
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Sandra Phillips

August 23, 1939 - August 22, 2017

Sandra Williams Phillips, 77, passed away Tuesday morning August 22, 2017 at University Place Nursing and Rehab Center.Born in Huntersville, NC on August 23, 1939, Sandra was a daughter of the late James Harmon Williams and Gladys Hazel Sparrow Williams.A faithful member of University City United Methodist Church, Sandra had worked as a bookkeeper and tax consultant.Preceding her death was her...
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Carole Sue Porter

September 10, 1942 - August 17, 2017

Carole Sue Porter, 74, passed away late Thursday afternoon, August 17, 2017.Born in Pittsburgh, PA on September 10, 1942, she was a daughter of the late E.H.Menne and Maime Miller Menne.Carole, a faithful member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, had attended the University of Virginia at Annadale and retired as a real estate broker.Preceding Carole in death were her husband, Thomas C. Porter...
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Thomas Josephus Peele

August 14, 1948 - August 9, 2017

Mr. Thomas Josephus Peele Jr., lovingly called Little Tommie, was born August 14, 1948 in Williamston, North Carolina and departed this life on August 9, 2017 in Levine & Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville, North Carolina. Tommie grew up in Williamston, NC with his grandparents, Mr.& Mrs. Nathaniel & Sallie Rodgers. He later moved to New Jersey with his parents and other...
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Terry Lee Davis

March 25, 1960 - August 2, 2017

Terry Lee Davis, 57, passed away late Wednesday evening, August 2, 2017 at Charlotte Healthcare Nursing & Rehabilitation. Born in Charlotte, NC on March 25, 1960, he was a son of the late James Oliver Davis and Sara "Tom" Deese Davis.Terry attended West Charlotte High School and had work as a mechanic for Southeastern Freight Lines, Inc.Survivors include his siblings, Vicky Kinley; Jim Davis...
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Dorothy Black Foxworth

May 17, 1920 - July 17, 2017

Charlotte, NC-Dorothy "Dot" Black Foxworth, 97, died early Monday morning, July 17, 2017 at her residence.Born May 17, 1920 in Selma, Alabama, she was a daughter of the late James Elvin Black and Annabelle Brady.Dot was a longtime and very active member of Back Creek Church where she was a Sunday school treasurer and teacher, visited the sick and took an active role in the prayer chain. She...
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W. Cecil Brumbalow

April 3, 1935 - July 2, 2017

W. Cecil "Big Daddy" Brumbalow, 82, passed away early Sunday morning. July 2, 2017.Born in Jackson County, Georgia on April 3, 1935, he was a son of the late Jewell Everett Brumbalow and Ola Mae Irvin Brumbalow.Cecil was a veteran of the United States Air Force and had retired from Loftis Construction where he was a foreman/welder.He was a Deacon at Hunter Acres Baptist Church. He had a love for...
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Timothy Wayne Helms

February 24, 1985 - June 24, 2017

Charlotte, NC- Timothy Wayne Helms Jr., 32, of Lenoir, NC passed away late Saturday evening, June 24, 2017 at CMC-Main in Charlotte.Born in San Antonio, Texas on February 24, 1985, he is the son of Timothy Wayne Helms Sr. and Patricia Barnes Lawing. Tim was a furniture maker for Ideal Italia in Conover, NC.In addition to his parents, he survived by his daughter, Alexis Helms; his girlfriend of 13...
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Betty Dennis Engles

November 26, 1925 - June 16, 2017

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 24th in Durant, OKHolmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home is service the family580-924-3331
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Roderick Yale Adams

March 1, 1972 - June 11, 2017

Roderick Yale Adams, 45, beloved son of Phillip and Deborah Smith Adams of Huntersville, NC, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 11, 2017 at CMC-University Hospital in Charlotte.Roderick was born on March 1, 1972 in Sharon, PA, and had resided for 28 years at the RHA Howell Care Center in Charlotte NC.In addition to his parents, Roderick is survived by his brother Edward Adams, his paternal...
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Virginia Irene Benfield Bradford

December 11, 1948 - June 8, 2017

Mrs. Bradford, age 68, of Charlotte died June 8, 2017. Born December 11, 1948 in Asheville, she was the daughter of the late Virgil Alton Benfield and Gladys Moore Benfield. Mrs. Bradford was a retired, self-employed accountant and insurance agent. She was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. Bradford enjoyed shag dancing, the beach, lighthouses and spending time with her...
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Edith Birmingham Dellinger

February 3, 1932 - June 6, 2017

Edith B. Dellinger, 85, passed away Tuesday afternoon, June 6, 2017.Born in El Reno, OK on February 3, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Will Marvin Birmingham and Edith Anderson Birmingham.Edith was a longtime and faithful member of Bible Presbyterian Church and had retired as a CRT operator for AEA Inc.Preceding her death were her husband, John W. Dellinger Sr. and a son, Tony Dellinger...
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Susan Wagner

November 7, 1963 - May 31, 2017

Susan Wagner of Charlotte NC died Wednesday May 31st peacefully in Carolina MedicalCenter at the age of 53.Susan is survived by parents, Bill and Joyce Wagner of Troutville VA; Sister Kimberly WagnerHelbling, brother in law Tim Helbling and adored nephew James Helbling of Lynchburg, VA.Susan was born on November 7, 1963 in Richmond VA. She spent most of her youth inTrouville VA. She attended...
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Michael Earl Boger

October 8, 1961 - May 30, 2017

Michael Earl Boger, 55, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at CMC-Main.Born in Concord, NC on October 8, 1961, he is the son of Robert Earl Boger of Concord, NC and Rosa McClure Tart of Charlotte, NC.Having served with the US army for 32 years, Michael retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.Survivors include a son, Brandon Michael Boger; a sister, Mechelle Boger; three brothers, Marlon Boger, Willie...
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Rita Iris Neal

July 28, 1924 - May 29, 2017

Concord, NC-Rita Iris Neal, 92, of Charlotte, passed away Monday, May 29, 2017 at CC-Northeast in Concord.Born in Wilkes County, NC on July 28, 1924, daughter of the late William Jasper Columbus Wilson and Rachel Katherine Galleon Wilson, Rita had been employed as a cafeteria worker in the public school system and was a member of Northdale Baptist Church.Preceding her death were her husband,...
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Timothy Franklin Cochran

February 2, 1949 - May 23, 2017

Timothy Franklin Cochran, 68, passed away Tuesday afternoon, May 23, 2017 at CMC-University.Born February 2, 1949 in Mecklenburg County, Tim was the son of the late Roy Franklin and Mildred Little Cochran and retired as a graphic designer from Hi-Q Photo Lith.He was a graduate of Garinger High School and attended Central Piedmont Community College, receiving an Associate's Degree in Chemistry. In...
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Fred E. Lord

July 21, 1926 - May 12, 2017

A loving tribute to our father, Fred Ernest Lord, Jr. by his children Alison and Brad:Dad was an amazing father, husband, grandfather, father -in-law, uncle, brother-in-law, cousin and friend to so many, passed away on May 12, 2017. He was born in Orange, Vermont on July 21, 1926 and grew up in Barre, Vermont . Dad graduated from Windsor High School in 1944 and throughout his teen years worked...
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Barbara Sue Ledbetter

July 28, 1936 - May 2, 2017

Mrs. Ledbetter, 80, passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at her residence. Born in Belmont, NC on July 28, 1936, she was a daughter of the late Claude R. Fite and Ruth Stowe Fite. Barbara was a graduate of North Mecklenburg High School. She was the owner/operator of Cubbyhole Groceries in Derita for many years and was a founding member of Northdale Baptist Church.Her husband, Boyce C. Ledbetter...
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Leola S. Starnes

March 23, 1923 - April 30, 2017

Leola S. "Smitty" Starnes, 94, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017.Born in Charlotte, NC on March 23, 1923, she was a daughter of the late George and Lee Ola Sharon Starnes.Smitty had worked for many years at Rexham Corporation in quality control. She was a member of Newell Baptist Church and former member of the Moose Lodge and VFW.Her husband, Calvin Ray Starnes preceded her in death on January...
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Ricky Adrian Parker

May 25, 1951 - April 28, 2017

Mr. Parker, age 65, of Mount Holly, died Friday, April 28, 2017 in Serenity House. Born May 25, 1951 in Charlotte, he was a son of the late Lula Sells Parker. Mr. Parker retired as foreman of Floyd King & Sons, Inc. after 25 years of dedicated service. Survivors include four siblings, Randy Parker (Susie) of Waxhaw, Don Parker (Sue) of Seattle, Janet Hubbard of Mooresville and Nancy Garcia...
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Janie Ozelle Gladden Dixon

February 26, 1926 - April 28, 2017

Janie Ozelle Gladden Dixon, 91, passed away Friday, April 28, 2017 in Lexington, SC.Born in Kings Mountain, NC on February 26, 1926, she was a daughter of the late John William Gladden and Millie Annie Lee Mauney.A former resident of Charlotte, Mrs. Dixon was a member of Green Memorial Baptist Church where she taught children's Sunday School for many years. Over many decades of her life, she...
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Nellie N. Canady

October 26, 1924 - April 26, 2017

Nellie N. Canady, 92, passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice House.Born Neonila Nowakwiska in Eastern Europe Ukraine, she was the daughter of the late Ivan and Catherine Nowakwiska. She worked as a nurse on a US Navy ship post World War II, where she met her late husband of 58 years Roland Owen Canady and became a United States citizen after the war.Most of Mrs....
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Betty Jane Pelton

July 18, 1927 - April 24, 2017

Driving directions to Back Creek Church due to road closings...http://www.backcreekchurch.org/2017/02/2017-photo-directory/Betty Jane Pelton, 89, passed away late Monday evening, April 24, 2017 at CMC-University Hospital.Born in Johnson City, NY on July 18, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Martin and Jenny Tuttle Hartman.After graduating from Johnson City Schools, Betty attended Syracuse...
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Evelyn Virginia Johnson

October 19, 1920 - April 19, 2017

Evelyn Virginia Johnson, 96, passed away Wednesday morning, April 19, 2017 at the Saturn Nursing and Rehab Center.Born October 19, 1920 in Greensboro, NC and raised in Salisbury, Evelyn was the daughter of the late William Grady and Sallie Wagner Cline.Evelyn and her late husband, retired Chief Master Sergeant USAF Walter Lee Johnson, lived in various locations including South Carolina, Ohio,...
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Robert Hurd Harris

February 23, 1932 - April 6, 2017

Charlotte, NC. - Robert Hurd Harris Jr., passed away Thursday evening, April 6, 2017 at the Levine & Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville, NC.Born in Ardmore, Pa., on February 23, 1932, he was the only child of the late Robert Hurd Harris Sr. and Kathleen Davis Harris. In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded by his two eldest children, Robert Mark Harris [wife Elaine] and Deborah Anne...
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Elizabeth Moss Moore

September 22, 1928 - March 30, 2017

Mrs. Moore, age 88, of Charlotte, died Thursday, March 30, 2017. Born September 22, 1928 in Cradock, VA, she was the daughter of the late Homer Moss and Josephine Gould Moss. At the age of 75, Mrs. Moore retired as film editor of Herff Jones-Delmar Photography after 40 years of dedicated service. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends 2:00 PM -...
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Steven Allen Jacobs

February 2, 1953 - March 14, 2017

Steven Allen Jacobs, 64, passed away early Tuesday evening March 14, 2017 at his residence.Memorial services are planned for 6:00 pm Thursday, March 16, 2017 at the McEwen Pineville Chapel, 10500 Park Road, Charlotte, NC.Born in Seymour, Indiana on February 2, 1953, he is the son of Charlotte Parker Jacobs and the late Herschel Jacobs.In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife, Colleen...
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Margaret Southard Todd

April 19, 1948 - March 12, 2017

Margaret Southard Todd, 68, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, March 12, 2017, at her residence. Margaret Rose was born on April 19, 1948 in Elkin NC, to the late Philip and Vera Baker Southard. She and Mike had lived in Winston Salem, NC, Media, PA, Orlando, FL and have been in Charlotte since 2000. Margaret had retired, when she and Mike started moving for Mike's jobs with Westinghouse...
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Robert Singleton Farmer

August 1, 1928 - March 12, 2017

Robert Singleton Farmer, Senior passed away peacefully on March 12, 2017 at Levine & Dickson Hospice House-Huntersville after a short illness. Robert was born to Henry and Josephine Farmer on August 1, 1928 in Washington, DC. He graduated from Washington and Lee High School in Arlington, Virginia in 1946 and was one credit shy of a degree from George Washington University. Robert served...
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Lloyd C. Brinkley

September 26, 1928 - February 20, 2017

Lloyd C. Brinkley Sr., 88, passed away early Monday evening, February 20, 2017 at Pruitt Health-Town Center in Harrisburg, NC.Born September 26, 1928, Lloyd was a son of the late Christopher Columbus Brinkley and Bertha Linda Futrell Brinkley.He served with the US Army in Guam.Mr. Brinkley was a member of the former Grace Baptist Church. He enjoyed golfing, westerns and old war movies, fishing...
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Margaret Cherrie Ford

January 5, 1923 - February 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Service-Derita Chapel, Charlotte, NC.
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Gladys Ruth Hillman

July 26, 1927 - January 30, 2017

Gladys Ruth Hillman, 89, of Charlotte, NC passed away Monday morning, January 30, 2017 at Levine & Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville, NC. Born in Mecklenburg County on July 26, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Henry Smith and Ola Day Conner Smith.A graduate of Derita High School, Ruth had worked for Chadborne Gottham Hosiery Mill, Sears and Roebuck and retired from the distribution...
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Beverly Ann Steffner

May 15, 1949 - January 21, 2017

Charlotte, NC-Beverly Ann Steffner, 67, passed away late Saturday evening, January 21, 2017 at Levine & Dickson at Southminster.Born in Newton, NJ on May 15, 1949, she was a daughter of the late John Joseph Hickey and Dorothy Suzanne Kogeas Hickey. She had been employed at one time in the public schools cafeteria system.Surviving are her children, Lisa McCool and her husband, Michael of Rock...
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Sylvia Colleen Carter

February 7, 1955 - January 19, 2017

Harrisburg, NC-Sylvia Colleen Carter, 61, formerly of Charlotte, NC, passed away late Thursday evening, January 19, 2017 at Levine and Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville, NC.Born in Charlotte on February 7, 1955, Sylvia was a daughter of the late Otto and Dolly Edwards Scism. At one time she was employed at Cracker Barrel.Preceding her death was her husband, Robert Lee Carter Jr.Surviving are...
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Donald Ernest Beckwith

February 29, 1924 - January 13, 2017

Donald Ernest Beckwith, Sr., age 92, of Charlotte, NC, peacefully returned to Heaven on January 13th, 2017 while resting in his own bed, with loved ones near, on a remarkably warm full moon Friday the 13th, with a curtain open wide, to see the large oaks in a yard, he and Bonnie had transformed, over decades, into a small wildlife reserve, for the nature they both loved, and the grandchildren who...
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Carl Henry Middlebrook

February 20, 1928 - December 30, 2016

Carl Henry Middlebrook, 88, formerly of Tom Hunter Rd, Charlotte, passed away Friday, December 30, 2016 at Brookdale South Assisted Living in Concord, NC.Born February 20, 1928 in Canandaigua, NY, he was a son of the late Kenneth and Helen Boyle Middlebrook.A veteran of WWII and the Korean Conflict, Carl served with the US Navy.He was a member of Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church and was Past...
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George Melvin Hucks

December 10, 1924 - December 29, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Service-Derita Chapel, Charlotte, NC.
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Carl Lee McCulloh

February 19, 1946 - December 29, 2016

Carl Lee Mcculloh, age 70, died December 29, 2016 surrounded by his family. Carl was a life-long Charlotte resident. He was born February 19, 1946 to the late Rufus and Bessie Riley McCulloh. Carl was a postal employee for over 30 years. Upon retirement from the Postal Service he enjoyed his part-time job with Collins Cleaners of Charlotte. He loved the game of golf and spending time with...
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Ronald Leon White

May 6, 1959 - December 28, 2016

Ronald Leon White (Ron) was born May 6, 1959 in New York City and passed away Wednesday December 28, 2016 in Charlotte, NC at the young age of 57 surrounded by his loving family and friends. Ron served in the US Army in his younger years and served the state of NC as a Juvenile Court Counselor Supervisor. Ron's career throughout his life consisted of mentoring, coaching, and helping children...
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Joseph Daniel Roberts

July 21, 1939 - December 27, 2016

Concord, NC-Joseph Daniel Roberts, 77, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 27, 2016 at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center.Born in Belmont, NC, he was a son of the late Bernard "BP" Roberts and Monnie Davis Roberts.Joseph was a member of Mallard Creek Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon and the church's music director from 1999 - 2008. Additionally, he had served as music...
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Genny Lynn Blackburn

January 15, 1986 - December 9, 2016

Genny L. Blackburn, 30, of Charlotte, NC, passed away Friday afternoon, December 9, 2016 at CMC-Main. Born in Charlotte, NC on January 15, 1986, she was the daughter of Michael Blackburn and Gina and Wayne Edwards.Genny was a loving mother, daughter, sister, and the sweetest friend to everyone who was lucky enough to know her.Genny had been employed in the family business. She was a member of...
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Valerie Buck Cress

December 8, 1958 - December 7, 2016

Valerie Jean Buck Cress, 57, died unexpectedly on December 7, 2016 in Charlotte, NC. Valerie was born in Kinston, NC. She grew up in Rustburg, VA from an early age with her mother and step-father. She graduated from Rustburg High School in 1977. She moved back to North Carolina from Virginia where she met her husband, Jackie. Her interests included reading, being a baseball mom, cooking and...
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Walter H. Turner

July 7, 1949 - December 4, 2016

Walter Hugene Turner, 67, passed away Sunday morning, December 4, 2016 at Levine & Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville, NC.Born July 7, 1949 in Cairo, GA, he was a son of the late Alvin Hugene Turner and Edna Ruth Cole Turner.Following high school, Walter joined the US Navy and served more than 27 years, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer 4. He was member of Hickory Gove Baptist Church.In...
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Mary Troutman Honeycutt

November 22, 1933 - December 1, 2016

Charlotte, NC-Mary Troutman Honeycutt, passed away Thursday morning, December 1, 2016 in Matthews, NC.Born November 22, 1933, Mary was a daughter of the late William Alexander Troutman and Dora Emma Love Troutman McDonald.A graduate of Harrisburg High School, Mary was a member of Northside Baptist Church and retired from Charlotte Military Enlisting Processing Station in 2014 after 52 years of...
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Joel Joseph Meus

January 19, 1955 - November 28, 2016

Joel Joseph Meus, 61, of Charlotte, NC was called home unexpectedly November 28. Joel was preceded in death by his father and mother, Joseph and Adeline Meus, and mother-in-law, Esther Miller. Surviving is his wife of 31 years, Marilyn; three daughters, Norrie, Darcey, and Abigail; and the apple of his eye, granddaughter Esther Marie. He is also survived by his siblings, Colette Meus, Anita ...
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Margaret Elizabeth Belt

October 5, 1930 - November 25, 2016

Margaret Elizabeth Tompkins Belt of Charlotte passed into eternity November 25th. She was 86 years old. Margaret was born October 5, 1930, the oldest of five children born to Charles Melvin and Bessie Laurie Nicholson Tompkins of Mile Creek, SC. When she was 8, her father died tragically and the family was forced to leave their home. She acted as mother to her siblings, while their mother worked...
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Kim Douglas Allen

February 9, 1952 - November 23, 2016

Kim Douglas Allen, 64, of Davidson died on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at Tucker Hospice House in Kannapolis.Mr. Allen was born in England to the late Fred Quince Allen, Jr. and Ivy Rita Essex Allen on February 9, 1952. He retired from Alcatel-Lucent Technologies after 18 years of service. Mr. Allen was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church. He also enjoyed playing in the Senior Softball...
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Tillman Dewitt Little

February 16, 1926 - November 16, 2016

Tillman DeWitt Little, Jr., 90, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. T.D. was born in Charlotte on February 16, 1926 to the late Tillman DeWitt and Verna Thomas Little. He was a proud lifelong resident of the Derita community of Charlotte. T.D. was a graduate of Derita High School and Kings Business College. He was a longtime member of Cole Memorial United Methodist Church...
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Rose Marie Mashek

June 21, 1962 - November 15, 2016

Rose Marie Mashek, 54, died unexpectedly at her home in Charlotte, North Carolina, on November 15, 2016.The youngest of eight children, Rose was born on June 21, 1962 to Edward Daniel and Rita McGrane Mashek in Fort Dodge, Iowa.She attended Holy Rosary Elementary School, St. Edmond's High School, and Iowa Central Community College. Rose graduated from Iowa State University in May 1984 with a...
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Betty H. McCall

May 21, 1939 - November 14, 2016

Betty H. McCall, 77, passed away Monday, November 14, 2016 into her heavenly home. She was a loving wife and mother whose childlike humor and playful nature made all adore her and was much beloved by her family. Betty supported the family business serving as the secretary for Evans McCall and Co. Inc. She was a member of AARP and the Moose Lodge in Shallotte, NC and in her spare time she and...
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Raymond Earl Newton

January 3, 1946 - November 14, 2016

Charlotte, NC-Raymond Earl Newton, 70 passed away Monday afternoon, November 14, 2016 at CMC-Main .A lifelong native of North Carolina, Raymond was born January 3, 1946, a son of John Grady Newton and Texie Lail Newton and was raised in the town of Drexel and last lived in Charlotte with his wife of 45 years. A pilot and veteran of the US Navy, he graduated with a Batchelor of Science Degree in...
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Agnes Durden Love

July 21, 1930 - November 11, 2016

Mrs. Love, age 86, of Charlotte, died Friday, November 11, 2016 at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center. Born July 21, 1930 in Robeson County, she was a daughter of the late Chester Durden and Viola McKenzie Durden. She graduated from King's Business College. Mrs. Love was owner and operator of Love & Care Day Care Center for over 25 years. The family will receive friends 1:00 PM - 2...
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Imagene Wells House

February 22, 1934 - November 9, 2016

Imagene W. House, 82, of Charlotte, NC, passed away Wednesday morning, November 9, 2016 at Levine & Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville.A daughter of the late Yates McCoy Wells and Verna Green Wells, Imagene was born in Henrietta, NC on February 22, 1934. She retired from Cigna where she had worked as a clerk in the mail room.The world's greatest Mom, Imagene had been one of Jehovah's...
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Charles Thomas Rickman

March 15, 1957 - November 4, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Service-Derita Chapel, Charlotte, NC.
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Richard Wayne Caskey

August 14, 1942 - November 4, 2016

Richard W. Caskey (74) passed away quietly on the morning of November 4, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Wilmington, NC on August 14, 1942 Richard and his family moved to the Charlotte area in the late 1940s. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis T. and Eva Belle Caskey.After graduating from North Mecklenburg High School in 1960 Richard began a lifelong career of service...
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Alice Geraldine Putnam

June 6, 1932 - November 1, 2016

Alice Geraldine Putnam, 84, of Charlotte, NC, passed away Tuesday evening, November 1, 2016 at CMC-NE in Concord, NC.Born in Charlotte, NC on June 6, 1932, Alice was the daughter of the late Florence Putnam.Surviving are her cousins, Rebecca "Becky" Rainey and her husband Dwight and Barbara Greene, all of Charlotte.Graveside services are planned for 4:00 pm Friday, November 4, 2016 at Evergreen...
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Steven Miles Henry

August 8, 1959 - October 29, 2016

Steven Miles Henry, 57, passed away early Saturday morning, October 29, 2016 at his residence.Born in Charlotte, NC on August 8, 1959, he was a son of the late Robert Edward Henry and Carole Harrison Henry. Mr. Henry had attended and taught at York Technical College. He was a supervisor at Area Drywall.Surviving is his wife, Ruth Lochner Henry; a son, Logan Henry of Charlotte, NC; a daughter,...
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Beaugard Wilkes

December 19, 1983 - October 27, 2016

Mr. Wilkes, age 32, of Concord, died unexpectedly on Thursday, October 27, 2016. He earned an associate degree in automotive technology and worked in NASCAR in the truck and busch series for 10 years. Mr. Wilkes was a supervisor for C&S Rail Services. His enjoyed hunting and fishing.A memorial service will be held 1:00 PM Tuesday, November 1st at University City United Methodist Church. ...
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May 9, 1931 - October 24, 2016

Emma Bentley, 85, passed away on Monday, October 24, 2016.Born May 9, 1931 In Charlotte, NC, she was the daughter of the late James Warren Harris and Lucille Cochran Harris.Emma was a member of Back Creek Presbyterian Church (ARP).Preceding her death was her husband, Callie A. Bentley Jr. and a sister, Ann Long.Survivors include her daughters, Linda Sue Bentley and Rhonda Kay B. Summers; two...
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Robert Henry Pearson

November 8, 1942 - October 20, 2016

Robert Henry Pearson Jr, 73 of Charlotte NC passed away on Thursday, October 20th, 2016.He was born on November 8, 1942 in Lexington, NC, a son of the late Fred and Juanita Trexler Buchta.A loving husband, father, and brother, Mr. Pearson was a self-taught mechanic and a business owner for many years. He was a member of the Derita Masonic Lodge and the Shriner's.Preceding him in death was his...
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Edna B. Elledge

December 17, 1920 - October 20, 2016

Albemarle, NC-Edna B. Elledge, 96, formerly of Oakboro, NC, passed away late Thursday evening, October 20, 2016 at Forest Oakes Health Care Center.Born in Clintwood, VA on December 17, 1920, Edna was a daughter of the late Jake and Ellen Fields Bowman.A Baptist by faith, she retired as a Licensed Practical Nurse from Presbyterian Hospital after 25 years and 9 months service.Survivors include her...
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Robert Laurence Lucas

April 24, 1948 - October 9, 2016

Charlotte, NC-Robert Laurence Lucas, 68, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2016 at CMC-University.Born April 24, 1948 in Lamar, SC, he was a son of the late Frank and Corine Lucas.A US veteran, Robert served with the USMC in Vietnam and graduated from Baltimore College with a Bachelor's of Science degree. He went on to work for Boeing as a facility engineer, retiring in 2010 with 29 years of service...
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Thomas Arthur McAllister

January 5, 1931 - September 29, 2016

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Laura Jane Parke

October 25, 1933 - September 21, 2016

Jane Parke, age 82, of Charlotte, passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Novant Health Medical Center in Huntersville, NC. Born October 25, 1933 in Charlotte, she was the daughter of the late George and Ellen Burris. Jane was a member of the last graduating class of Derita High School. For many years she was employed as support for persons with intellectual disabilities at Nevins Center...
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Irene Prevette Talley

August 6, 1920 - September 9, 2016

Irene Prevette Talley, age 96, of Athens GA, formerly of Charlotte, died Friday, September 9, 2016 at St Mary's Hospice House in Watkinsville, GA. Born August 6, 1920 in Davie County, she was the daughter of the late Ephram W. Prevette and Mae Prevette. Mrs Talley was retired from K Mart. She was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Charlotte but after moving to Athens, GA attended the...
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Angela Patricia Armetta

March 16, 1935 - August 21, 2016

Charlotte, NC-Angela Patricia "Pattie" Armetta, 81, passed away Sunday afternoon, August 21, 2016 at Levine & Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville, NC.Born in the Bronx, NY on March 16, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Theresa Bamonte.Pattie was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and at one time had been employed at Citi Bank.Surviving is her husband, Joseph...
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James Paul Baustert

August 6, 1931 - August 8, 2016

James Paul Baustert, age 85, of Charlotte, passed away Monday, August 8, 2016 at CMC-Main in Charlotte. Born August 6, 1931 in Apollo, PA, he was a son of the late John Peter and Mary Belle Hartman Baustert. A veteran of the Korean Conflict and serving during the Viet Nam Conflict, James proudly retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of service. He was the Past Post Commander and Vice...
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Nila Kannan

March 2, 1993 - August 6, 2016

Charlotte, NC-Nila Kannan, 23, passed away Saturday August 6, 2016 at her residence. Born in Long Island, NY on March 2, 1993, she is the daughter of Kannan Adimoolam and Tamilarasi Kannan. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her brother, Ashok Kannan, her maternal grandfather, Tholkappian Raghavan of Chennai, India; ten loving aunts & uncles and eleven cousins from MI, CA, NY, MA...
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John Franklin Hedrick

August 26, 1926 - August 4, 2016

John Franklin Hedrick, age 89, of Charlotte, NC passed away at home on Thursday, August 4, 2016. John was born to the late Cicero and Grace Watts Hedrick on August 26, 1926. John served in the Pacific Theatre in World War II from 1944 to 1946 and was a letter carrier for 25 years with the US Postal Service. John served the Lord faithfully at Plaza Baptist Church for many years prior to becoming...
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Betty Jean Nance

September 9, 1931 - August 4, 2016

Betty Jean Garner Nance, 84, passed away early Thursday morning, August 4, 2016.Born in N. Wilkesboro, NC on September 9, 1931, she was a daughter of the late John C. Garner and Lucille McRorie Garner.Betty was a member of Derita Baptist Church. She served alongside her late husband with the NC Baptist Men's Region 6 Disaster Relief Crew helping people all over the world. Additionally, she was a...
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Mary Ann Bridges

October 30, 1929 - July 26, 2016

Mary Ann Bridges, 86, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Union County Hospice House. Born in Lincoln County, NC on October 30, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Ada Perkins Mundy.Mrs. Bridges graduated from Derita High School and was a member of Newell Baptist Church.She had owned and operated along with her late husband, Everette Huey Bridges, the Lucky B Horse Stables in...
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Robert Maurice Howie

May 8, 1972 - July 17, 2016

Robert Maurice Howie, 44, of Charlotte, passed away Sunday afternoon, July 17, 2016 at CMC-University. Born in Charlotte, NC on May 8, 1972, he is the son of Veronica Shaw of Charlotte and the late Clyde Howie. Robert, at one time, had owned and operated a landscaping business and he had been a bar manager. In addition to his mother, survivors include his step-father, Rollie Shaw;...
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Helen Puckett

September 2, 1932 - July 2, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Service-Derita Chapel, Charlotte, NC.
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Roy Wilson Simpson

August 19, 1930 - July 1, 2016

Roy Wilson Simpson, 85, of Charlotte passed away on Friday, July 1, 2016.Mr. Simpson was born to the late Valda Hough Simpson and John Wilson Simpson on August 19, 1930. He was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church and a US Army veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Simpson is preceded in death by the love of his life, Doris Stephens Simpson; by brother, T.J. Simpson; by sisters, Ruby Lee...
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Lynn N. Markham

February 10, 1946 - June 27, 2016

Lynn N. Markham, 70, passed away Monday evening, June 27, 2016. Born in Charlotte, NC on February 10, 1946, she was the daughter of Rita Wilson Neal of Charlotte and the late Frank Neal. She was a graduate of North Mecklenburg High School where she was a cheerleader. Lynn was a charter member of Northdale Baptist Church and retired from Great Dane Trailers. In addition to her mother, survivors...
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Wieslaw Frank Pietruszka

February 7, 1942 - June 27, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Service-Derita Chapel, Charlotte, NC.
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Jack William Gurley

April 2, 1948 - June 26, 2016

Mr. Gurley, age 68, of Charlotte, died Sunday, June 26, 2016 at Levine & Dickson Hospice House, Huntersville, NC. Born April 2, 1948 in Charlotte, he was a son of the late Jacob William Gurley and Elizabeth McDonald Gurley. Mr. Gurley served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Most recently, he was a welder/assembler for Gough Econ, Inc. Mr. Gurley was a member of Liberty...
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Sam Abrams

May 23, 1921 - June 4, 2016

Sam Abrams Charlotte, NC-Sam Abrams, 95, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2015 at The Little Flower Assisted Living. Born in Union, SC, he was a son of the late Henry and Hattie Becknell Abrams. Sam was a pastry chef, working in New York City until his retirement. He spent 20 years in Orlando, Florida and the last three years in Charlotte. Survivors include three nephews,...
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B. Carlisle Crenshaw

December 31, 1943 - May 31, 2016

Charlotte, NC- B. Carlisle Crenshaw, Jr., 72, passed away early Tuesday morning, May 31, 2016 at CMC-Main. Born in Charlotte, NC on December, 31, 1943, he was the son of the late B. Carlisle Crenshaw, Sr. and Roberta Frisby Crenshaw. A graduate of Garinger High School, he also received a business degree from Kings College. Carlisle was self-employed for many years, owning and operating a floor-...
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Pia Franziska Scott

June 30, 1930 - May 23, 2016

Charlotte, NC-Pia Franziska Wilbert Scott, 85, passed away early Monday afternoon, May 23, 2016. Born in Nuremburg, Germany on June 30, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Heinrich and Margarete Legenfelder Wilbert. At one time, Pia had worked as a printer for the Denney Reyburn Co. in Cleveland, Ohio. Preceding her death was her husband, Lacy Scott, whom she met during WWII; a son, Quentin...
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Carole W. Watts

March 7, 1943 - May 12, 2016

Carole W. Watts, 73, of Charlotte died after a long battle with cancer Thursday, May 12, 2016 at Pruitt Healthcare in Harrisburg.A native of Ashe County, NC, Mrs. Watts was born to the late Daisy Miller Wingler and Edison Wingler on March 7, 1943. She retired as a French language teacher with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools.Mrs. Watts is survived by her husband, Billy G. Watts of Charlotte;...
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Jewel Brown Cooper

May 12, 1930 - April 15, 2016

Jewel, age 85, of Charlotte, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 15, 2016. Born May 12, 1930 in Macon County, she was a daughter of the late John Brown and Roxie Lamb Brown. Jewel was a very talented woman and a secretary in her younger years. She was a dedicated Republican, but more importantly, a devout Christian. Survivors include nieces and nephews who loved and adored her. In...
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Charlotta Dorothy Sherman

May 6, 1941 - April 13, 2016

Charlotte, NC-Charlotta D. Sherman, 74, passed away Wednesday afternoon at Harris Hospice House in Novant Presbyterian. Born in Piitsfield, MA on May 6, 941, she was a daughter of the late Rensselaer Delevan Filkins III and Charlotte Cooper Filkins. She was a member of University City United Methodist Church and retired as a substitute public school teacher. Survivors include her husband,...
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Kenneth Robert Wiggins

February 24, 1950 - April 10, 2016

Charlotte, NC - Kenneth Robert Wiggins, 66 passed away Sunday, April 10 2016 at his residence. Born in Mecklenburg County on February 24, 1950, he was a son of the late Kenneth and Billie Barnett Wiggins. He is survived by his caregiver Gracie Williams with whom he resided. Graveside Services are planned for 11 am Friday, April 15, 2016 at Sunset Memory Gardens 8901 Lawyers Road Charlotte, NC...
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Sarah Deaton

June 21, 1925 - April 2, 2016

Charlotte, NC-Sarah Elizabeth "Lib" Deaton, 90, passed away Saturday, April, 2, 2016 at the Levine & Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville. Born June 21, 1925 in Mecklenburg County, Lib was a daughter of the late Henry Smith and Ola Day Conner Smith. She was a longtime member of Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church. Preceding Lib in death was her husband, Harry Deaton. ...
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John Stephen Basinski

October 1, 1942 - April 2, 2016

John Stephen (Steve or Beau) Basinski began his final journey on April 2, 2016, following a sudden illness. Steve was born in Flint, Michigan on October 1, 1942. His early education was completed at St. John Vianney in Flint, Michigan. He graduated High School in 1960 and received his Bachelor and Master's degrees in Marketing at Michigan State University. ...
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Gerald Wayne Thomas

February 21, 1953 - March 30, 2016

Charlotte, NC-Gerald Wayne Thomas, 63, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2016. Born February 21, 1953 in Charlotte, NC, he was a son of the late Joseph Benton Thomas and Mildred Lucille Preslar Thomas. Gerald was formerly employed at Duke Energy and was a past member of the Charlotte Shag Club. Surviving is his sister, Patricia "Patti" Miller of Charlotte, NC; a nephew, Douglas Edward Miller Jr....
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