Rev. Sylvanus Carter
The Rev. Carter, 85, of Charlotte died Saturday, Oct. 20, with his wife by his side. He was born June 18, 1927, in Holland, Ky., to the late David and Viola Pippen Carter. Prior to retiring to North Carolina, he was a pastor of the Church of the Nazarene for 56 years in Illinois and Indiana, and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving his country during World War II.
Harry Fisher Porter Jr.
Mr. Porter, 63, of Charlotte died Thursday Oct. 11, at his residence. He was born Feb. 10, 1949, in Charlotte to the late Harry and Idell Davis Porter. He was the owner of Harry Porter Real Estate Company in Charlotte.
John Van Rensalier
Mr. Rensalier, 65, of Charlotte died Sunday, Sept. 23, at CMC-Pineville. He was born in The Bronx, N.Y., Aug. 5, 1946, to Ralph and Emily Van Rensalier.
He is survived by his son, Johnny Van Rensalier of Cornelius; daughter, Tonia Porrata and her husband, Trevor, of Charlotte; brother Jim Van Rensalier of New Jersey; and six grandchildren.
A memorial service was set for a later date. James Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family.
Carlton Eldrin Richardson
Mr. Richardson, 79, of Mooresville died Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Gordon Hospice House. He was born March 27, 1933, in Danville, Va., to the late Harry and Sally Eanes Richardson. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Ellen Whitehurst Richardson; children, Danny Richardson and wife, Cyndi, of Mooresville and Cherie Richardson of Salisbury; and one grandchild. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Irene Murphy; and brothers, Hassell Richardson, Stover Richardson, Tink Richardson and Keister Richardson.
A memorial service was held Thursday, Sept. 27, at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home with the Rev. John Curran officiating. A graveside service was held Saturday, Sept. 29, at Danville Memorial Gardens in Danville, Va. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gordon Hospice House, 2341 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home of Mooresville is serving the family.
Marie D. Cignarale
Mrs. Cignarale, 67, of Huntersville died Monday, Sept. 24, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte. She was born May 21, 1945, in New York, N.Y., to the late Phillip and Margaret Dwyer.
She is survived by her husband Michael; daughters, Theresa Turner and husband, Glen, and Michele Boes and husband, Matthew, all of Huntersville; sister, Peggy Maher of Milford, Pa.; and two grandchildren. The family would like to thank the staff of the ICU unit of Presbyterian Hospital-Huntersville and Charlotte for their care.
A funeral service was held Thursday, Sept. 27, in the chapel of James Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Gittner officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, Okla, 73123-1718. James Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family.
Marie Navy Castagna
Mrs, Castagna, 91, of Huntersville and Miami, Fla., died Monday, Sept. 24, at her home. She was born Sept. 16, 1921, in Mecklenburg County to the late Roy and Lily Dixon Navy.
She is survived by her brother R.C. Navy Jr. of Atlanta; sister Geraldine Ellis of Charlotte; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A funeral service was held Friday, Sept. 28, in the chapel of James Funeral Home. Burial followed at Southern Memorial Park in North Miami Beach, Fla. James Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family.
Kathleen Fisher Donaldson
Mrs. Donaldson, 98, of Cornelius died Monday, Sept. 24, at Presbyterian Hospital-Huntersville. She was born June 26, 1914, in Cabarrus County to the late Thomas and Carrie Rogers Fisher. She lived in California for 35 years before returning to North Carolina to care for her sister.
She is survived by daughters, Peggy Clear of The Dalles, Ore., and Beth Blackwell of Cornelius; six grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters and a grandchild, Connie Rudisill. The family wishes to express gratitude for the care she received at Presbyterian Hospital-Huntersville and the rehab department of The Huntersville Oaks.
A funeral service was held Friday, Sept. 28, at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home with the Rev. Kelly Parker officiating. Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery in Concord. Memorials may be made to The River Church, 18731 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius, NC 28031. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home of Mooresville is serving the family.
Richard George Nagel
Mr. Nagel, 88, of Mooresville died Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Olde Knox Commons in Huntersville. He was born Aug. 23, 1924, in Garfield, N.J., to the late Julius and Mary Nahlik Nagel. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a HAM radio operator. He was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Theresa Nagel; son, Richard Nagel; brother, Edward Nagel; and one grandchild. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by son, Robert Nagel, and five brothers and sisters.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, Oct. 2, at St. Therese Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Therese Catholic Church, 217 Brawley School Road, Mooresville, NC 28117. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home of Mooresville is serving the family.
Agnes Blythe Barnette
Mrs. Barnette, 92, of Huntersville died Friday, Sept. 28, at her home. She was born Sept. 2, 1920, in Mecklenburg County to the late James and Nannie Abernathy Blythe. She was a member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church, where she was an active member of the Wayland Sunday School Class and the Mary Torrence Circle. She was a member of the North Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution Alexandriana Chapter.
She is survived by her sons, Richard Barnette and wife, Virginia, of Mt. Mourne, Alex Barnette and wife, Lillian, of Huntersville and Jim Barnette and wife, Mildred, of Queenstown, Md.; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bertram, in 1992. The family would like to thank Presbyterian Hospice and the caregivers, Mamie, Brenda, Kelly, Jackie and Mary for their care that enabled Mrs. Barnette to enjoy the last months of her life in her home.
A funeral service was held Monday, Oct. 1, at Hopewell Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Alan Purtill, the Rev. J.E. Wayland Jr. and the Rev. Mike Lineberger officiating. Burial followed at Huntersville ARP Church. Memorials may be made to Hopewell Presbyterian Church Building Maintenance Fund, 10500 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville, NC 28078. James Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family.
Tyler Lee Blalock
Mr. Blalock, 19, of Charlotte died Saturday, Sept. 29, in Boone. He was born Oct. 14, 1992, in Charlotte to Robert and Lynn Ragsdale Blalock. He was a graduate of North Mecklenburg High School and was attending Appalachian State University, majoring in sustainable development. Tyler was a member of the 2012 championship intramural basketball team at Appalachian State and also was a member of the intramural golf team. He worked as a lifeguard for Charlotte Swim Club Management Group for the past two years.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Derek Blalock, of Charlotte.
A funeral was scheduled to be held Thursday, Oct. 4, at University City United Methodist Church in Charlotte with the Rev. Ron Smith, the Rev. Chuck Wilson and the Rev. Bob Miller officiating. Interment was set for Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Appalachian Access Fund (for Appalachian students with financial needs), P.O. Box 32007, University Advancement, Boone, NC 28608.
Harold M. Lamm
Mr. Lamm, 76, of Gastonia, formerly of Huntersville, died Monday, Sept. 17, at Gaston Memorial Hospital. He was born Oct. 13, 1935, in Wilson County to the late Wesley and Allie Mercer Lamm. He served in the National Guard and attended Hopewell Presbyterian Church.
Sarah Bell Parks Martin
Mrs. Martin, 68, of Mooresville died Wednesday, Sept. 5, at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center. She was born June 25, 1944, in Iredell County to the late Robert Eugene and Ella Zora Call Parks. She was a cancer survivor.
Mary Anderson Andrews
Mrs. Andrews, 83, of Mooresville died Saturday, Aug. 18, at home surrounded by her family. She was born April 1, 1929, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the late Thomas and Georgia Papadopoulos Anderson. She worked with her husband at their family business, Coyne Electric, for many years.