Albert Allan Pearson
Mr. Pearson, 81, of Huntersville died Wednesday, Feb. 8, at his home. He was born April 28, 1935, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., to the late Albert and Jeannette Pearson. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1957. He was a member of Huntersville Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by his children, Mark Pearson of San Tan Valley, Ariz., and Kelly Carpenter and husband, Todd, of Huntersville; brother, Richard Pearson; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, Roland Pearson; and sister, Carol Noel.
A memorial service was held Monday, Feb. 13, at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home. Burial followed at Mt. Zion Community Church Cemetery in Cornelius. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family.
Eleanor Davis Mertz
Mrs. Mertz, 99, of Mooresville died Friday, Jan. 27. She was born July 31, 1917, in Trenton, N.J., to the late Charles and Katherine Rein Davis. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Mooresville.
She is survived by her children, Gary Mertz and wife, Nancy, of Sharon, Pa., and Gerald Mertz of Mooresville; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Mertz; and great-grandson, Justin Durbin.
A memorial service will be held Friday, March 24, at 3 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church with the Rev. Hugh Cooper officiating. Memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Church, 221 Ervin Road, Mooresville, NC 28117 (trinitybaptistchurch.com); or Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville, NC 28078 (carolinaraptorcenter.org). Cavin-Cook Funeral Home of Mooresville is serving the family.
Mary Ann Spratt Poling
Mrs. Poling, 82, of Cornelius died Monday, Jan. 23. She was born June 4, 1934, in Geneva, N.Y., to the late Joseph and Jane Hoey Spratt.
She is survived by her daughters, Sandra Poling of Huntersville and Melissa Donahue and husband, Patrick, of Cornelius; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard Poling, and brother, William Spratt.
A funeral was held Saturday, Jan. 28, at at St. Mark Catholic Church. Burial followed at the Manning Cemetery in Manning, S.C.. Memorials may be made to St. Mark Catholic Church, 14740 Stumptown Road, Huntersville, NC 28078. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family.
Vickie Marie Wilson
Ms. Wilson, 70, of Huntersville died Tuesday, Jan. 17. She was born March 31, 1946, in Mecklenburg County to the late Clayton and Martha Wilson.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 128 South Tryon Street, Suite 1588, Charlotte, NC 28202; or First Tee of Charlotte, c/o Tanya Briner, 2661 Barringer Drive, Charlotte, NC 28202. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving Ms. Wilson.
Millard Hansford Eller Jr.
Mr. Eller, 90, of Davidson died Wednesday, Jan. 18, at The Pines at Davidson. He was born Oct. 6, 1926, in Ashe County to the late Millard and Dora Lewis Eller. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean conflict. He volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, Hospice and the Davidson Housing Coalition’s HAMMERS program. He was a member of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Davidson.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen Eller; son, Ethan Eller of Merrimack, N.H.; daughter, Elisabeth Cooper of La Jolla, Calif.; and sister, Mary Farris of Richmond, Va. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joanne; three brothers; and five sisters.
A memorial service was held Sunday, Jan. 29, at St. Alban’s Church. Burial was in the Eller cemetery in Ashe County. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lake Norman, 1420 East Seventh Street, Charlotte, NC 28204; The Pines Residence Fund, 400 Avinger Lane, Davidson, NC 28036; Creston Methodist Church, c/o Rose Ellen Farrington, Three Top Road, Creston, NC 28615; or St. Albans Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 970, Davidson, NC 28036. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family.
Morris Lee Haywood
Mr. Haywood, 55, of Kannapolis, formerly of Huntersville, died Monday, Jan. 9. He was born Sept. 13, 1961, in Wilmington to the late Ronald and Sharon Haywood. He was a pastor, volunteer fireman and EMT.
Survivors include his soulmate, Gerri Holland of Kannapolis; son, Matthew Haywood of Kannapolis; grandmother, Margaret Kennerly of Mooresville; and sister, Lauren Haywood of Mooresville.
The service to celebrate his life was held Saturday, Jan. 14, at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Davidson with the Rev. David Buck officiating. Burial followed at Northlake Memorial Gardens in Huntersville. James Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family.
Albert William Radford
Mr. Radford, 95, of Mooresville died Saturday, Dec. 31, at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center. He was born Oct. 13, 1921, in Iredell County to the late John and Ruth Brawley Radford. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of Mooresville Church of God.
He is survived by his wife, Lucille Radford; children, Bill Radford and wife, Marcia, of Cherokee, Terry Radford and wife, Paula, of Cleveland, Lindsay Radford and wife, Judy, of Mooresville, Robin Radford and wife, Donna, of Cherokee and Tiffany Tschudi and husband, Ryan, of China Grove; sisters, Lucille Washington and Sara Berg; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by sisters, Marion Harwell, Lois Maldonado and Johnsie Matthews; brother, Edgar Radford; and grandson, Jason Radford.
A funeral was held Wednesday, Jan. 4, at Mooresville Church of God with the Rev. Donnie Wise and the Rev. John Miles officiating. A graveside service with military honors was held Thursday, Jan. 5, at Salisbury National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Mooresville Church of God Building Fund, 520 Brawley Avenue, Mooresville, NC 28115. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home of Mooresville is serving the family.
Mr. Engleman, 83, of Mooresville has died after a long battle with cancer. He was a member of Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Mooresville and was a long-time Lions Club member, including serving as the District Governor of District 31. He served in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his sister, Shirley Lynch; children, Randy Engleman and wife, Gayle, Connie Johnson and husband, Mack, and Scott Engleman and wife, Margret; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Donna.
A celebration of life was held Wednesday, Jan. 4, at Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mark Pitts officiating. Burial with full military honors followed in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist Church, Pastor’s Discretionary Fund, 575 Brawley School Road, Mooresville, NC 28117. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home of Mooresville is serving the family.
Norma Jean Phuntek
Mrs. Phuntek, 73, of Denver died Wednesday, Dec. 7, in Cornelius surrounded by her family. She was born Sept. 26, 1943, in Scottdale, Pa., to the late Ralph and Dorothy Schroyer.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, John Phuntek; sons, Brian Phuntek and wife, Cindy, of Huntersville, Timothy Phuntek and wife, Ann, of Huntersville, William Phuntek and wife, Kathleen, of Stanley, Christopher Phuntek and wife, Michelle, of Fort Mill, S.C.; and John Phuntek and wife, Amanda, of Davidson; seven sisters; one brother; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family.
Elmer Roy Werth Jr.
Mr. Werth, 89, of Stanley died Thursday, Dec. 1.
He is survived by his daughter, Marie Williams and husband, Mitch; son, Danny Werth and wife, Judy; brothers, Leslie and Harold; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and nine step-great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Werth; parents, Elmer and Erma Werth; sister, Margie Gooding; brother, Charlie Werth; and son, Ronnie Werth.
A graveside service was held Monday, Dec. 5, at Evergreen Cemetery in Belmont. Memorials may be made to Gaston Hospice, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family.
Bryan G. Guthrie
Mr. Guthrie, 51, of Cornelius died Tuesday, Nov. 22, at his home. He was born Feb. 16, 1965, in Nashville, Tenn., to Lucian and Jo-Ann Guthrie. He was a member of Forest Hill Church in Charlotte.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, David Guthrie of Seattle, Wash. A funeral service was held Friday, Dec. 2, at James Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Dog Days of Charlotte, Make-a-Wish Foundation of Central and Western North Carolina, or Mental Health America of Central Carolinas. James Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family.
Ferne E. Solomon Sauers
Mrs. Sauers, 90, of Mooresville died Monday, Nov. 14, at Olde Knox Commons in Huntersville. She was born May 29, 1926, in New Berlin, Pa., to the late Reno and Maude Lantz Solomon.
She is survived by her son, Jeffrey and wife, Mae, of Mooresville; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Kenneth Sauers.
A family service was to be held at a later date in New Berlin. James Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family.