He is survived by his wife, Margaret, and sons, Joshua and Joel.
Services were scheduled to be held in Chicago. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Huntersville is serving the family.
Stephen F. Billets
Mr. Billets, 85, of Huntersville died Sunday, July 22, at Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville. He was born May 15, 1927, in Nesquehoning, Pa., to the late Stephen and Anna Billets. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Ann; and son, David Billets and wife, Debbie, of Charlotte.
A funeral service was held Wednesday, July 25, in the chapel of Raymer Kepner Funeral Home. Burial followed at Northlake Memorial Gardens. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Huntersville is serving the family.
Ona Johnston Holbrook
Mrs. Holbrook, 87, of Huntersville died Sunday, July 22, 2012 at Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville. She was born Sept. 17, 1924, in Huntersville to the late Lloyd and Bessie Johnston. She was a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church of Huntersville, and was formerly employed as a film editor for MGM and Paramount Pictures.
She is survived by her son, Norman Holbrook, whose care, love and compassion has been appreciated by the family; and brother, Oliver Johnston. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Holbrook; siblings, Lawrence Johnston, Lavinia Tilson, Alice Norris, Arnold Johnston and Glenn Johnston.
A funeral service was held Wednesday, July 25, at the First Baptist Church of Huntersville. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Huntersville, 119 North Old Statesville Road, Huntersville, NC 28078. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Huntersville is serving the family.
Nancy Thacker Poole
Mrs. Poole, 82, of Charlotte, died Sunday, July 22, at her home. She was born in Charlotte to the late William and Della Thacker. She was a member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church for the past several years and served as an elder, was a member of the Mary Garmon Sunday School Class, The Mary Torrence Circle, Craft Bazaar Group and led the Happy Knitters Prayer Shawl Ministry. She was awarded Honorary Life Membership in the Presbyterian Women. She also served in many other Presbyterian churches.
She is survived by her husband, Harvey Poole; sons, Bud and wife, Sandy, and Blake and wife, Sabrina; brother, Charles Thacker and wife, Sue, six grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
A funeral service was held Wednesday, July 25, at Hopewell Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Allen Purtill and the Rev. Didi Wayland officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hopewell Presbyterian Church, 10500 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville, NC 28078. James Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family.
Vivian Louise McClam Hudgins
Mrs. Hudgins, 90, of Huntersville Monday, July 23, at Olde Knox Commons. She was born March 14, 1922, in Lynchburg, S.C. to the late Davis and Mattie McClam.
She is survived by her her son, Larry Hudgins, of Huntersville and Cindy Deleo, of Massachusetts. She is preceded in death by her husband, Luther Milton Hudgins. Services were private. James Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family.
Albert Earl Rowland
Mr. Rowland, 85, of Mooresville died Monday, July 23, at his home. He was born April 26, 1927, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to the late Albert and Jane Rowland. He entered the Army Air Corp. near the end of World War II. He was a civil engineer. He was a member of the South Iredell Lions Club, president of the Mt. Mourne Lions Club, and president of the Mooresville Lions Club. He was Camp Dogwood District Chairman from 1988 to 1999. He was also charter president of the Yacht Cove Owners Association and was a participant in serving Meals on Wheels to the senior citizens in Mooresville. He was also a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Davidson.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Edna Hazlett; sons, Craig Hartley and wife, Mariann; and Douglas, all of Pittsburgh; brother, Robert Rowland of Camp Hill, Pa.; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Saturday, July 28, at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home. Burial was set for a later date at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Pittsburgh, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Western PA School for Blind Children, 201 North Bellefield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home of Mooresville is serving the family.
Mr Johannes, 68, of Huntersville died Tuesday, July 24, at the Carolinas Medical Center-University. He was born June 10, 1944, in Ethiopia to Johannes and Wagye Reada. He is survived by his son, Ermias Afework and wife, Kidist, of Charlotte.
A funeral service was held Saturday, July 28, in the chapel of James Funeral Home. Burial followed at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens. James Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family.
Donald Ray Brooks
Mr. Brooks, 63, of Mooresville died Tuesday, July 24, at the Laurels of Salisbury. He was born Oct. 6, 1948, in Mooresville to the late James and Dorothy Brooks. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church.
He is survived by his brothers, James Brooks Jr. and wife, Lynn, and Gary Brooks; sister, Robin Wally and husband, Terry; four nieces and nephews; and four great-nieces and nephews, all of Mooresville.
A funeral service was held Friday, July 27, at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home with the Rev. Hal Greene officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 222 South Church Street, Suite 336M, Charlotte, NC 28202. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home of Mooresville is serving the family.
Wayne Herman Torrence
Mrs. Torrence, 87 of Concord, formerly of Cornelius, died Wednesday, July 25, at his residence. He was born Nov. 2, 1924, in Cornelius to the late Ralph and Zettie Torrence. He grew up in Cornelius and attended Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. He was employed with Goodyear Tire Co. in the NASCAR Division for 57 years.
He is survived by his sons, Scot Torrence and wife, Denise, of Albemarle, and Rick Torrence and wife, Marla, of Rock Hill, S.C.; daughter, Jody Brakefield of Chester S.C.; stepchildren, Barbara Bastian, Bill Cook and Brenda Patrick; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jewell Torrence; and brother, Ted Torrence.
A memorial service was held Saturday, July 28, at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Mt. Zion Community Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice of Lake Norman, 705 Griffith Street Suite 203, Davidson, NC 28036. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Huntersville is serving the family.
Rockwell Lewis Deaton, Jr.
Mr. Deaton, 61, of Davidson died on Thursday, July 26, after a valiant two-and-one-half-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born Aug. 18, 1952, in Mooresville to Rockwell and Eugenia Deaton. He was the organist at Davidson Methodist Church, graduated from North Mecklenburg High School and Davidson College. He went on to study the organ and piano at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, earning a masters degree in music in 1976.
During his advertising career, his major accounts included Polo Ralph Lauren, Nikon, Sharp Electronics, the Movie Channel, Nickelodeon, Lea and Perrins, Paloma Picasso and Giorgio Armani fragrances and Lancôme. He participated in the launch teams for Nintendo, Lancôme's Trésor, and L'Oreal Skin Care in the United States. He was one of 15 industry professionals featured in the 1994 20th Anniversary Trade Campaign for People magazine.
As a Davidson College student in the early 1970s, he was involved in the Davidson Community Players and was stage manager for a number of productions for founder and director Connie Welsh. He and long-time partner, Jon, moved to Davidson in 2000 after Lewis' father died. They became involved in local organizations and established a marketing company, In Motion Marketing. He served in substitute and interim organist positions after moving to Davidson, leading to a five-year position as music director and organist at Derita Presbyterian Church. He also served as an assistant organist at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Cornelius.
He is survived by his partner of 31 years and husband of two years, Jon Guttman; children, Jeffrey Guttman and wife, Ellyn, and Amy Sutter and husband, Keith; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his younger brother, Francis Eugene Deaton, his father and his mother.
A service to celebrate his life will be held Saturday, Aug. 4, at noon at Davidson College Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Linda Bowman, the Rev. Didi Wayland and the Rev. Elizabeth Marie Melchionna officiating. Those attending the Memorial Service are invited to wear the colors purple in recognition of pancreatic cancer), or yellow, the universal color of life. Receiving will be at the DCPC Congregation House following the service. Burial at Mimosa Cemetery is private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the charity of choice or to the Music Scholarship Fund at Davidson College, P.O Box 7171, Davidson, NC 28035; or to the Music Program at Cornelius Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 279, Cornelius, NC 28031. James Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family.