Wednesday, 18 October 2017 08:22

Obituaries for Oct. 18, 2017

Stephanie Marie Hedrick
Miss Hedrick, 12, of Mooresville died Saturday, Sept. 30, at her residence. She was born Aug. 13, 2005, in Charlotte to Angela Earnhardt Metzger and Walter Glenn Hedrick, III. She was preceded in death by her Grandma and Poppa Ted Essex. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her brother, Samuel John Hedrick; grandfather, John “Pop Pop” Earnhardt, Jr.; grandmother, Louise Hedrick; and godmother, Jennie LeBeau. A celebration of life was held Saturday, Oct. 7, at The Cove Church, with Rev. Louis Smith and Jerel Law officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, P.O. Box 977, Mooresville, NC 28115, to help with funeral expenses. The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Resia Bengur and countless other doctors, nurses and caregivers. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory of Mooresville is serving the family.

James “Jamie” Darryl Shumaker
Mr. Shumaker, 44, of Mooresville died Sunday, Oct. 1, at Carolina Medical Center in Charlotte. He was born June 5, 1973, in Iredell County to Randolph “Randy” M. Shumaker and the late Betty Sunderlin Shumaker. He was a member of Ostwalt Baptist Church in Troutman. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a sister, Robin R. Shumaker; and brother, Randolph “Buck” Shumaker, II. In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Kylee Brooks Shumaker; children, Jessica Legursky and husband, Justin, Jarrod Shumaker and girlfriend, Katie Choate, and Nicholas Shumaker; brother, David Shumaker; grandmother, Vera Shumaker; and two grandchildren. A service was held Saturday, Oct. 7, at Ostwalt Baptist Church, with Rev. Wesley Morris officiating. Burial followed at Berea Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to POW (Prisoners of War). Cavin-Cook Funeral Home of Mooresville is serving the family.

Louis Barry Davis
Mr. Davis, 74, of Statesville died Sunday, Oct. 1. He was born April 29, 1943, in Iredell County to the late Hubert Fletcher and Verlin Kathleen Lemons Davis. Mr. Davis was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army Reserves, and retired from Clark Equipment in Statesville. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Mooresville. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his great-grandson, Wyatt Steete. He is survived by his children, Barry Davis, Jr., Jimmy Davis and Mary Davis; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held Thursday, Oct. 5, in the Cavin-Cook Funeral Home chapel, with Pastor Eddie Graham officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Serenity House, 110 Centre Church Road, Mooresville, NC 28117. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory of Mooresville is serving the family.

Kenneth Richard Kiley
Mr. Kiley, 92, of Huntersville died Monday, Oct. 2. He was born in Fall River, Mass., May 27, 1925, to the late Joseph and Caroline Kiley. He served in the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his wife, Constance Kiley. A memorial service will be held at a later date. James Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family.

Martha Baker Sprinkle
Mrs. Sprinkle, 70, of Charlotte died Wednesday, Oct. 3. She was born Oct. 29, 1946, in Charlotte to the late Clyde and Dorothy Baker. Survivors include her husband, Raymond W. Sprinkle; sons, Mike Henderson of Indian Trail and David Henderson of Cornelius; daughter, Nancy Scercy and husband, Rick, of Huntersville; step-son, Jerry Wayne Sprinkle; step-daughter, Darby Raye Sprinkle; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Her son, Mark Henderson, preceded her in death. A funeral was held Friday, Oct. 6, at James Funeral Home, followed by burial at Forest Lawn West. Memorials may be made to Gordon Hospice House. James Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family.

Thomas F. Perkins
Mr. Perkins, 90, of Huntersville died Wednesday, Oct. 3. He was born Jan. 18, 1927, in London to the late Frederick and Daisy Perkins. He was a member of Huntersville A.R.P. Church
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen. Survivors include his sons, Russell Perkins and wife, Susan Chew, of Wynnewood, Penn., and Matt Perkins and wife, Jennifer Isaacs, of Doylestown, Penn.; daughter, Vicky Wintermeier and husband, Tom, of Huntersville; and six grandchildren. A service to celebrate his life was held Thursday, Oct. 5, at Huntersville A.R.P. Church, followed by burial in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Huntersville A.R.P. Church, P.O. Box 316, Huntersville, NC 28070. James Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family.

Lionel Demming “L.D.” Bass, Jr.
Mr. Bass, known as “Rip” to family and friends, 81, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, in Charlotte. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, of Charlotte; children, Demming Bass of Marietta, Ga., and Meredith Bass Owens of Ocean Springs, Miss.; sisters, Rebecca Bass Kelly and Beverly Bass Casey; and three grandchildren. Mr. Bass was born Feb. 10, 1936, in Charlotte to Lionel Demming Bass and Christian Henderson Bass. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Intrepid. A lover of history since an early age, he was also accomplished as a genealogist who often helped peer genealogists and people from around the world research their family trees. He was especially passionate about preserving Southern and Scottish history, and was a key figure in the founding and organizing of the Loch Norman Highland Games at Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville, the home of his ancestor, Major John Davidson. He was an active and dedicated member and elder of Hopewell Presbyterian Church, where he taught Sunday School. A funeral was held Sunday, Oct. 8, at Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Huntersville. Burial followed at Sharon Memorial Park in Charlotte. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Historic Rural Hill, P.O. Box 1009, Huntersville, NC 28070. James Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family.

Robert Knute Knutson
Mr. Knutson, 82, of Mooresville died Tuesday, Oct. 3. He was born Aug. 4, 1935, in Great Falls, Mont., to the late Knute Christian and Fern Cheetham Knutson. He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, LeRoy Knutson; and sisters, Marilyn Gossack and Ruth Brumwell. He is survived by his wife, Diantha Sexton Knutson; children, Pennie Hatcher of Manaus, Brazil, Michael Knutson of Huntersville; sisters, Shirley Johnson of Great Falls, Mont., and Betty Pearson of Vista, Calif.; and two grandchildren.
A funeral was held Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Trinity Baptist Church in Mooresville, with Dr. Brad Harrison, Jose Esquibel, and Jon Konnerup officiating. Burial with military honors followed at Salisbury National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to West Amazon Missions, P.O. Box 396, Ochlocknee, GA 31773-0396. Donations may also be made in grateful appreciation to Serenity House of Huntersville, 14108 Stumptown Road, Huntersville, NC 28078. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory of Mooresville is serving the family.

Juanita Peek Hyder
Mrs. Hyder, 97, of Huntersville, formerly of Hendersonville died Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Levine & Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville. She lived most of her life in Henderson County, where she and her husband operated Hyder’s Shoe Store for many years. She is preceded in death by her husband, Andy, and her brother, James West. She is survived by her son, Melvin Hyder and his wife, Sandy; a brother, Russell West and his wife, Libby; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. The family extends its gratitude to Jean Fidler, caretaker and friend, The Laurels at Highland Creek and the Levine & Dickson Hospice House of Huntersville for the care she was shown in her declining years. A memorial service was held Monday, Oct. 9, in the chapel of James Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Levine & Dickson Hospice House, 11900 Vanstory Dr., Huntersville, NC 28078; or the Blue Ridge Conservatory, P.O. Box 568, Boone, NC 28067; or to a charity of your choice. James Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family.

Carmela Marie Reitmann
Mrs. Reitmann, 88, of Cornelius died Friday, Oct. 6. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., July 16, 1929, to the late Anthony Tomasso and Helen Zito. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Erich Robert Reitmann; daughter, Donna Marie Fessina; and five sisters and two brothers. She is survived by her sons, Joseph and Robert Comeau; daughter, Dr. Sharyn Comeau and Deborah Gagliotto; sons-in-law, Anthony Fessina and Louis Gagliotto; and six granddaughters. A memorial service was held Monday, Oct. 9, at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home of Huntersville, which is serving the family.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 09:08

Obituaries for Oct. 11, 2017

Robert “Wayne” Connolly
Mr. Connolly, 91, of Mooresville, died Sunday, Sept. 24. He was born Dec. 14, 1925, in Iredell County, to the late John Wade and Ora Brewer Connolly. Mr. Connolly was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Air Force, and a member of Prospect Presbyterian Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by son, Robert Jerome Connolly; four sisters; and one brother. He is survived by his wife, Reba Fesperman Connolly; children, John W. Connolly of Inman, S.C., Patricia Connolly Harbison of Morganton, Marie Parker of Mooresville; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services were held Thursday, Sept. 28, at Prospect Presbyterian Church, with Rev. John Milholland officiating. Burial with military honors followed the service in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Prospect Presbyterian Church, 9425 N.C. Hwy. 152, Mooresville, NC 28115. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory of Mooresville is serving the family.

Kenneth “Ken” Earl O’Neil, Jr.
Mr. O’Neil died Sunday, Sept. 24, after a battle with prostate cancer. He was born Oct. 7, 1942, in Auburn, N.Y., to Kenneth Earl O’Neil and Thelma McGaughey Martin O’Neil.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, James Donald O’Neil, formerly of Sand Springs, Okla. He is survived by his wife, Linda Quisenberry O’Neil of Mooresville; son, Brian O’Neil of Charleston, S.C.; twin daughters, Kathryn O’Neil and Deborah Speaks of Mooresville; sister, Jean O’Neil Martin of Tulsa, Okla.; and eight grandchildren. Mr. O’Neil worked for 44 years for Ingersoll-Rand Company in Davidson, Texas and Oklahoma. He served six years in the Oklahoma National Guard Thunderbird Division in Bristol, in the motor pool as a master mechanic. He was awarded a letter of commendation after saving the lives of a young mother and her two children. He was a member of Central United Methodist Church in Mooresville. Services were held Sunday, Oct. 1, in the Heritage House of Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, with Eddie Karriker officiating. Burial followed Monday, Oct. 2 at Glenwood Memorial Park in Mooresville. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home and Crematory of Mooresville is serving the family.

Elsie Elizabeth Jackson
Mrs. Jackson, 97, of Huntersville, formerly of Virginia Beach died Tuesday, Sept. 26, at her home. She was born July 18, 1920, in St. Marys County, Md. Survivors include her sons, Joe Webb, and wife, Debra, of Chesapeake, Va., David Webb of Virgina Beach, Jim Webb, and wife, Darlene, of Huntersville; daughter, Joan Webb of Virginia Beach; siblings, Selma Price and Margaret Whitlock; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She will be laid to rest beside her late husband, Isaac Jackson, at Colonial Grove Memorial Park in Virginia Beach, Va. James Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family.

Walter Eugene Cannon
Mr. Cannon, 82, of Mooresville died Tuesday, Sept. 26, at his residence. He was born May 1, 1935, in Salisbury to the late Arthur Burns Cannon and Marie Parker Cannon.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister and four brothers. He is survived by his wife, Betty Jean Morris Cannon; brother, Irvin Cannon; sisters, Ruth Pope and Edna Parker; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A private service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215; or American Heart Association, 128 S. Tryon St., Ste. 1588, Charlotte, NC 28202. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home of Mooresville is serving the family.

Mary Clay Faquin Carpenter
Mrs. Carpenter, 93, of Huntersville died Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Autumn Care Cornelius, surrounded by her son, William, family and close friends. She was born April 16, 1924, in Richmond, Va., and was the daughter of the late William J. O’Connor and Mary Chastain O’Connor. She is survived by her son, William; sons-in-law Ross M. Bradford of Huntersville and Judson Evans of Holbrook, Mass.; daughters-in-law Dina Edwards Faquin and Patricia Griffin Faquin; four grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. A memorial service was held Thursday, Sept. 28, at James Funeral Home, followed by a graveside service at Evergreen Cemetery in Charlotte. Donations can be made in her memory to the Humane Society of the United States. James Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family.

Sharon Jean Roedel
Mrs. Roedel, 75, of Denver died Tuesday, Sept. 26. She was preceded in death by her parents, Monda and G. Ralph Kimberlin of Brownstown, Ill.; sisters, Juanita Wehrle and Mary Kimberlin; and brothers, Johnny, Tommy, Rick and Billy Knight, all from Illinois. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Ray; son, Jeffrey and wife, Dawn, of Kannapolis; daughter, Susie Wayne and husband, Robert, of Stanley; brothers, Terry Kimberlin of Kenosha, Wisc., Ronnie of Valmeyer, Ill., Jack Kimberlin of Altamont, Ill., Kent Kimberlin of Kentucky, and Larry Kimberlin of Sullivan, Ill.; sisters, Deanna Hovious, Connie Harre of Brownstown, Ill., and Margaret Luster of Casey, Ill.; and five grandchildren. A funeral was held Saturday, Sept. 30, at Lake Norman Lutheran Church, with Rev. Jeff Marquardt officiating. Burial followed at Northlake Memorial Gardens in Huntersville. Memorials may be made to the Levine Pediatric Cancer Research via Carolinas Healthcare Foundation, P.O. Box 32861, Charlotte, NC 28232. James Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family.

Darien Dion Gray
Miss Gray, 11, of Mooresville died Wednesday, Sept. 27, surrounded by her parents. She was born Dec. 18, 2005, in Charlotte to Deon and Ronna L. Gray. Darien enjoyed softball, swimming and loved the color pink. She was an amazing girl who was a Leukemia survivor. She was preceded in death by her grandmothers, Gladys Collymore and Juanita Sherrills; grandfather, Paul McIntosh, Jr.; and great-grandmother, Eleanor McIntosh. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her brother, Deon Gray, Jr.; paternal grandparents, Ronald and Sheryl Pickens; paternal great-grandmother, Rebecca Gray; and maternal great-grandfather, Paul McIntosh. A celebration of life service was held Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Heritage House of Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, with Michael Bingham officiating. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home of Mooresville is serving the family.

Paul Lester Balmat
Mr. Balmat, 84, of Mooresville died Thursday, Sept. 28. He was born Sept. 3, 1933, in Harrisburg, Ohio, to the late Walter and Hazel Moulin Balmat. Mr. Balmat was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Air Force. He was preceded in death by his wives, Janice Funk Balmat and Therese Piazza Balmat; brothers, Beau, Donald and Bob Balmat; and sisters, Virginia Johnson and Theresa Balmat. He is survived by his children, Lisa Gardner of Cleveland, Ohio, John Balmat of Naples, Fla., Jim Balmat and Ken Balmat, both of Cleveland, Ohio, Kevin Balmat of Huntersville and Sarah Black of Moab, Utah; brothers, John and Tom Balmat; 11 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory of Mooresville is serving the family.

Joan Alvin Caplain Perls
Mrs. Perls, 85, of Cornelius died Thursday, Sept. 28. She was the daughter of the late Herbert and Edit Caplain and the widow of Sgt. Richard Jeffrey Perls. She is survived by her daughters, Debbie-Lynn Valva and her husband, Tom, of Oak Ridge, N.J., and Barbara Marion Rudolph of Cornelius; and several grandchildren. Mrs. Perls services will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.  James Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family.

Margie Vanica Taylor
Mrs. Taylor, 94, of Huntersville died at home on Thursday, Sept. 28. She was born April 15, 1923, and was a native of Mecklenburg County. She was the daughter of Sara Mae Caldwell and Albert Johnston. Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde W. Taylor; two sisters, Dorothy Earnhardt and Evelyn Johnston; and one brother, Albert “Buddy” Johnston. She regularly attended Huntersville ARP Church and enjoyed fellowship with her church family. A funeral was held Monday, Oct. 2, at Huntersville ARP Church, followed by burial in the church cemetary. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Huntersville ARP Church. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family.

Dorothy Jean Stalnaker Wolfe
Mrs. Wolfe, 81, of Cornelius died Friday, Sept. 29, surrounded by her family. She was born April 13, 1936, in Philippi, W.V., to the late James Dewey Stalnaker and Lillian Bolyard Stalnaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Delmer Wolfe. She is survived by daughters, Penny Wolfe and Pam Smith; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A funeral was held Tuesday, Oct. 3, in the chapel of Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, followed by burial Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Cross Roads Cemetery in Philippi, W.V. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family.

Grace Carol Meade White
Mrs. White, 94, died Friday, Sept. 29, at The Pines in Davidson. She was born in Ashland, Ky., May 5, 1923, to Susan Ann Lanham and John Franklin Meade. She is predeceased by her husband, Henry Edmunds White; eldest son, Henry Edmunds White, Jr.; and brothers, William Meade and Jack Meade. She is survived by her daughter, Susan; son, Locke; and three grandchildren. Active in the community, she was an Elder at the Davidson College Presbyterian Church and taught Sunday School for years. She was also Moderator of Presbyterian Women and was honored with a Life Membership in Presbyterian Women. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Oct. 14, at Davidson College Presbyterian Church, with Lib McGregor-Simmons officiating. Reception at the Congregation House will immediately follow the service. The family is very grateful for the loving care given to Mrs. White by the nurses and staff at The Pines. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her honor may be made to the Presbyterian Women Organization at presbyterianwomen.org.
Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home in Huntersville is serving the family.

Jessica Ann Stutts
Miss Stutts, 34, of Concord died at her home Saturday, Sept. 30. She was born Aug. 17, 1983, in Iredell County to Teresa McLaughlin Sloop and Marty Stutts. She was a member of Triplett United Methodist Church in Mooresville. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her sisters, Jennifer Sturgis of Concord, Amber Sloop of Mooresville; brother, Bryan Sloop, Jr. of Mooresville; grandmother, Anne McLaughlin; and step-father, Bryon Sloop. A graveside service was held Friday, Oct. 6, at Centenary United Methodist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to State Employee’s Credit Union for nephews Willie and Ayden Sturgis. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home of Mooresville is serving the family.

Wednesday, 04 October 2017 08:16

Obituaries for Oct. 4, 2017

Noah Jackson Bice
Mr. Bice, 83, of Mooresville died Tuesday, Sept. 19. He was born Feb. 4, 1934, in Leaksville, Ala., to the late Issac Wily and Clinty Gray Bice. Noah was a veteran of the U.S. Army in the Korean War, and was a quartermaster at the VFW for several years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Griggs Bice; and brother, Author Bice. He is survived by his son, Ronnie Bice and wife, Drema; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held Saturday, Sept. 23, in the Cavin-Cook Funeral Home chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory in Mooresville is serving the family.

James (Jim) Lee Kennedy
Mr. Kennedy, of Cornelius, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, after a courageous battle with cancer.  He was born in San Francisco but moved at an early age to Danville, Ill. Following college, he was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy, where he learned to fly.  He served as an airline pilot for Pilgrim Airlines, Arabian American Oil Company, and eventually Allegheny, which became USAirways. He retired as a Captain on the Airbus 330, after 35 years. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Jeani Kennedy of Cornelius; three children, Kristy Whitaker and husband, Todd, Paige Heinrich and husband, Gist, and Lee Kennedy and wife, Kelly; and eight grandchildren. A memorial service was held Monday, Sept. 25, at Davidson United Methodist Church, 233 S. Main St., Davidson, NC 28036. The family is grateful for the love and support of family and friends, especially Dr. David Cook and the nurses and staff at the Levine & Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville, who provided tremendous comfort in Mr. Kennedy’s final moments. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Levine & Dickson Hospice House, 11900 Vanstory Dr., Huntersville, NC 28078. James Funeral Home in Huntersville is serving the family.

Diane Eva Odomirok
Ms. Odomirok, 56, of Mooresville died Wednesday, Sept. 20, at Gordon Hospice House in Statesville. She was born Feb. 26, 1961, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the late Konstantyn & Helen Liga Odomirok. Diane is survived by a brother, Nick Odomirok; sister, Helen Odomirok; and niece, Lauren Odomirok. A prayer service was held Monday, Sept. 25, at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, followed by a mass of Christian burial Tuesday, Sept. 26, at St. Therese Catholic Church with Father Paul McNulty officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Red Cross, Lake Norman Office, 200 Overhill Dr., Suite A, Mooresville, NC 28117; or the Humane Society of Iredell County, 110 Robinson Road, Mooresville, NC 28117. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory in Mooresville is serving the family.

John Albert Eastman, Jr.
Mr. Eastman, 73, of Mooresville died at home Wednesday, Sept. 20, with his wife and two sons by his side. He was born in Manhattan, N.Y., on Sept. 24, 1943, and was the son of the late John Albert Eastman and Eleanor E. Eastman of Mooresville. He is survived by his wife, Royce Ann Eastman; sons, Christian and wife, Jenny, and Ian and wife, Glenda; brothers, Eric, Steven, Nils and Scott; sister-in-law Irene Savary and husband, Bud; and three grandchildren. He also leaves behind his beloved dog, Annie. Mr. Eastman was an all-American soccer player at Ohio University and was inducted into the Ohio University Hall of Fame in 1975. Additionally, he played on the U.S. Olympic Soccer team. He was a Captain in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany. He was an active member of the Mooresville Community Theater and Lions Club. A memorial mass was held Saturday, Sept. 30, at St. Therese Catholic Church in Mooresville. A celebration of life followed, at the lake access lot behind his home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625; Dove House, 907 W. 1st St., Charlotte, NC 28202; or to an animal rescue or shelter of your choice. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home in Mooresville is serving the family.

Troy Hollar
Mr. Hollar, 97, of Mooresville died Thursday, Sept. 21. He was born Jan. 6, 1920, in Asheville to the late James and Catherine Shook Hollar. He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Cora Lee Crumby Hollar. He is survived by his children, Ann Picou of Marietta, Ga., Ronnie Hollar of Charlotte; two grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Services were held Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Mooresville, with Rev. Mark Pitts officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory in Mooresville is serving the family.

William “Bill” Edwards Walters III
Mr. Walters, 60, of Mooresville died Friday, Sept. 22. He was born in San Diego, Calif., January 15, 1957, to William Edwards Walters II and Lois Marie Wallace Walters. He is survived by his children, William Edward Walters IV and Whitney Elizabeth Walters; and brothers, Jess Walters of Mt. Ulla, and Kit Walters and Joram Walters of San Diego. A memorial service was held Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the Cavin-Cook Funeral Home chapel, with Pastor Roy Young officiating. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home and Crematory of Mooresville is serving the family.

Mary Matthews Wilkins
Mrs. Wilkins, 93, of Huntersville died Saturday, Sept. 23, surrounded by her family. She was a daughter of the late Roger and Susie Matthews, and the widow of Duke Wilkins. She was predeceased by her sister, Lucille M. Parker, and was a long time member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Wilkins is survived by her sisters, Ruby M. Oxidine and Frankie M. Buchanan. Her devoted and loving caregivers, along with Novant Hospice were a blessing to Mary and her family. A funeral to celebrate her life was held Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Hopewell Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Urla Eversley-Moses officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time.
Memorials may be made in the memory of Mary Wilkins to Hopewell Presbyterian Church, 10500 Beatties Ford Rd., Huntersville, NC 28078. James Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Charles “Winky” William Donaldson
Mr. Donaldson, 74, of Mooresville died Sunday, Sept. 24. He was born May 25, 1943, in Mooresville to the late Ervin and Rebecca Gillespie Donaldson. He was a member of the Army National Guard and a charter member of the Lake Norman Ski Club. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Ann Freeze Donaldson. He is survived by his son, Charles “Little Winky” Donaldson and wife, Leah, of Concord; sisters, Joyce Winders, Faye Ketchie, Lura Dorton and Vonnie Collins; brothers, Ervin Donaldson, Jr. and Ray Donaldson; and two granddaughters. A service was held Friday, Sept. 29, at the Centenary United Methodist Church sanctuary, with Rev. Dr. Charles Hutchinson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Centenary United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 620 Centenary Church Road, Mt. Ulla, NC 28125. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home in Mooresville is serving the family.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 08:34

Obituaries for Sept. 27, 2017

Dorothy Louise Kwiatkowski
Mrs. Kwiatkowski, 89, recently of Cornelius died Wednesday, Sept. 13, after a chronic illness. She was born in Depford, England, April 5,1928, to the late Albert Henry Russell and Doris Allert Russell.  She met her husband, Bernard A. Kwiatkowski, during WWII when he was stationed in England while serving in the U.S. Navy. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Peter Russell. She is survived by her husband of 71 years, as well as her children, Allen Kwiatkowski and wife, Christine, of Midlothian Va., Janet Rivers and husband, Dan, of Schenectady N.Y., David Kwiatkowski and wife, Lisa, of Cornelius, and Brian Kwiatkowski; eight grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. A funeral mass was held Tuesday, Sept. 19, at St. Mark Catholic Church in Huntersville.  Graveside services followed at Salisbury National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Carolina Comfort Care Coalition (110 Centre Church Road, Mooresville, NC 28117). Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home is serving the family. 

Sarah Frances Todd Burris
Mrs. Burris, 92, of Mooresville died Thursday, Sept. 14. She was born Feb. 8, 1925, in Charlotte to the late Elmer and Lucille Auten Todd. She was retired as a comptroller from Davidson College. Sarah was a member of Coddle Creek ARP Church in Mooresville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Carl Jack Burris. She is survived by her sons Arnold Burris of Montgomery, Ala., Todd Burris of Concord, Ray Burris of Concord, and Baxter Burris of Mooresville; nine grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. The family received friends Sunday, Sept. 17, at the Coddle Creek ARP Church, Fellowship Hall, in Mooresville. Memorial contributions may be made to Coddle Creek ARP Church Mission Fund. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home is serving the family.

Jennie Ohlsen
Ms. Ohlsen, 40, of Davidson died Wednesday, Sept. 13. She was born in Charleston, S.C., Feb. 1, 1977. She was a registered nurse and a graduate of the Presbyterian School of Nursing.
She is survived by her son, Ashton Ohlsen; and daughters, Courtney Ohlsen and Anneliese Ohlsen. A memorial service was held Saturday, Sept. 23, at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home in Huntersville, which is serving the family. Memorial donations may be made to Raymer-Kepner Funeral home to assist with services.

Elisabeth Anne Matthews Slater
Ms. Slater, 54, of Cornelius died Thursday, Sept. 14. She was born in Kentucky and grew up with her family in the military, living across the U.S. and parts of Europe. She was an active member of the community and church, most recently St. Alban’s in Davidson. She volunteered around Charlotte supporting refugees, homeless families, domestic violence survivors and many more. She is survived by her daughters, Sydney Slater and Lauren Slater; their father, Adam Slater; their step-mother, Lauren Copeland; parents, John H. Matthews and Nancy Matthews; sister, Kim Valdyke; and brother, John C. Matthews. A celebration of life service was held Saturday, Sept. 23, at Fisher Farm Park in Davidson. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mucosal Melanoma Fundraising Campaign via the Melanoma Research Foundation at join.melanoma.org/mucosal. James Funeral Home in Huntersville is serving the family.

Diane Stevenson
Mrs. Stevenson, 73, of Huntersville died Saturday, Sept. 16. She was born Aug. 30, 1944, in Marinette, Wisc., to the late Frank and Henrietta Shutes Schiner. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Stevenson; brother, Henry Schiner; and sister, Mary Jane Ellis. She is survived by her son, Scott Stevenson, and wife, Patti; daughter, Debbie Davidson, and husband, Mike; and four grandchildren. A memorial service was held Saturday, Sept. 23, at Community In Christ Lutheran Church in Cornelius. Donations may be made to Community In Christ Lutheran Church, 7621 Norman Island Dr., Cornelius, NC 28031.

Nancy Carolyn Heath Steele
Mrs. Steele, 79, of Mooresville died Sunday, Sept. 17. She was born June 5, 1938. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Thomas “Tommy” W. Steele; children, Anna Grubbs and Thomas J. Steele; sister, Becky Ingle; brother, Robert Heath; five grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. A celebration of life was held Wednesday, Sept. 20, at Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Mooresville. A graveside service followed at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Walkertown. Memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625; or Williamson’s Chapel UMC, 575 Brawley School Road, Mooresville, NC 28117. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home in Mooresville is serving the family.

Shirley Benfield Wilhelm
Mrs. Wilhelm, 77, of Huntersville died Sept. 17, surrounded by her family. She was born Jan. 12, 1940, in Mecklenburg County to the late Clyde and Thelma Benfield. She worked for Carolina Motor Club for more than 30 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, John, and her brother, Tommy. Survivors include her daughter, Viki Gibson, and husband, Larry Gibson, of Huntersville; sister, Ann McMillian and husband, Steve; brothers, Clyde Benfield and wife, Linda; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Gilead ARP Church. A funeral service was held Thursday, Sept. 21, at Gilead ARP Church, followed by burial in the church cemetery. James Funeral Home in Huntersville is serving the family.

Brian Robert Wilt
Mr. Wilt, 33, of Mooresville died Sunday, Sept. 17. He was born Sept. 16, 1984, in Brookfield, Conn., to Robert “Bob” Wilt and the late Veronica “Ronnie” Bak Wilt. In addition to his father, he is survived by his brother, Michael Wilt; and sister, Allison Coughlin and husband, Kevin. A memorial mass was held Saturday, Sept. 23, at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Addiction Centers, 200 Powell Place, Brentwood, TN 37027. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory in Mooresville is serving the family.

Herschel Rodney Smith
Mr. Smith, 65, of Huntersville died Sept. 17, at his home. He was born Oct. 26, 1951, in Orangeburg, S.C., to Pauline S. Richardson and the late Russell Smith. Survivors include his wife, Pam Smith; sons, Rod Smith and wife, Adrienne, of Harrisburg, and Seth Smith and fiancé, Shannon Rhodes, of Huntersville; daughter, Sarah Saine and husband, Lendren, of Trinity; siblings, Roberta Lee and husband, Ernie, of Huntersville, Russell Smith and wife, Ellen, of Columbia, S.C., and Pam Bair of Apex; brother-in-law, Bill Frame and wife, Maria, of Charlotte; sister-in-law, Lori Frame of Huntersville; and six grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 30, in the chapel of James Funeral Home with visitation to follow. Memorials may be made to Novant Health Hospice, P.O. Box 33549, Charlotte, NC 28233-3549; or your local humane society. James Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family.

Theresa “Terry” Campos
Mrs. Campos died Monday, Sept. 18, surrounded by family and loved ones after a battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband, Mario Campos; siblings John Weigel, Patricia Cummings, Leonard Weigel and Rose Weigel; children Christopher Campos and Crista Wagner; and five grandchildren. A funeral mass was held Saturday, Sept. 23, at St. Therese Catholic Church in Mooresville. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for consideration of a donation to a favorite charitable foundation, or more importantly, be nice to someone who needs it, volunteer at a school, a homeless shelter or anywhere else. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home and Crematory in Mooresville is serving the family.

Rosemary Fugate Reeves
Mrs. Reeves, age 68, of Cornelius, died Monday, Sept. 18, surrounded by her family. She was the daughter of the late Green and Zola Fugate, and the widow of Frank E. Reeves.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, Sept. 20, at Grace Covenant Church. In addition, a celebration of life was held Sunday, Sept. 24, in Burlington, Ky., at Burlington Baptist Church.
She is survived by her children, Christopher Reeves and his wife, Jenny, of Union, Ky., and Erica Stroup and her husband, Neal, of Stanfield; siblings, Kenneth Fugate and wife, Carol, Margaret Davis and husband, Roger, Donald Fugate and wife, Deborah, and Michael Fugate; and four grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Robin’s Nest, 15 N. Sherry Lane, Bellevue, KY 41073 (robinsnestfund.org); or Camp Joy, 918 S. Pleasantburg Dr., Greenville, SC, 29607 (campjoycem.com). James Funeral Home in Huntersville is serving the family.

Sara L. Dean
Mrs. Dean, 80, of Cornelius, died Monday, Sept. 18, with her loving husband of 56 years by her side. She was a member of Davidson United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her son, Richard Allen Lawhorn. She is survived by her husband, Randy Dean, of Cornelius; son, Stephen, and wife, Felicia Dean, of Huntersville; daughter-in-law, Kathy Seawell, of Fuquay Varina; four grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Davidson U.M.C, P.O. Box 718, Davidson, NC 28036. A memorial service was held Saturday, Sept. 23, at James Funeral Home in Huntersville, which is serving the family.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 07:53

Obituaries for Sept. 20, 2017

Peter John Burkhardt
Mr. Burkhardt, 83, of Cornelius died Sept. 1, at home. He was born in Augst, Switzerland, and raised on a farm where he worked every day after school. He is survived by his wife, Helen; daughter, Jennifer Blevins and husband, Charles Blevins, of Davidson; sister, Hedy Pfirter of Muttenz, Switzerland; and two grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Sept. 21, at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home in Huntersville. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in his memory. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home in Huntersville is serving the family.

James “Jim” Joseph Samarco, Jr.
Mr. Samarco, 73, of Huntersville died Wednesday, Sept. 6. He was born June 18, 1944, in Philadelphia to James and Claire Samarco. He is survived by his wife, Debbie; sons Christian and Josiah Samarco; daughters Joanna Harris and Wednesday Kundrat; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Lisa Samarco. A celebration of life was held at Metrolina Church Sunday, Sept. 10. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hope Water Project, hopewaterproject.org, 1825 E. Square Lake Road, Troy, MI 48085; or Harvesters International, harvesters.net, P.O. Box 22549, Hilton Head Island, S.C. 29925. James Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family.

Nancy Lee Sherrill Hill
Mrs. Hill, 92, of Sherrills Ford died Thursday, Sept. 7, surrounded by her family at Sherrills Ford Hospice House. She was born May 27, 1925, in Catawba County, to the late Chal Lee and Nora Gabriel Sherrill. She was a long time member of Rehobeth United Methodist Church in Terrell, where over the years she was involved with numerous activities in the church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, James Archie Hill; brother, John Sherrill; sisters, Naomi Edwards, Juanita Killian, and Helena Sherrill. She is survived by her daughter, Cherylene H. Setzer and husband, Wayne; son, Randy Hill and friend, Rachelle Ceccarelli; brother, Reid Sherrill; sister, Brandon Kaigler; one granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren. A celebration of life was held Sunday, Sept. 10, at Rehobeth United Methodist Church, with Rev. Robert L. Kerr officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family wishes to thank all those that cared for her during her declining health. A special thank you to the nurses and staff at Sherrills Ford Hospice for their love and support during her final days.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Rehobeth United Methodist Church Family Life Center, P.O. Box 356, Terrell, NC 28682; or Sherrills Ford Hospice House, 7473 Sherrills Ford Road, Sherrills Ford, NC 28673. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home in Mooresville is serving the family.

William “Bill” Walden Nielsen, Jr.
Mr. Nielsen, 71, of Mooresville died Thursday, Sept. 7. He was born on March 25, 1946, in Charleston, W.Va., to the late William W. and Grace Cooke Nielsen. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was very active in the Boy Scouts for more than 30 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Judith Ann Schneider Nielsen. He is survived by his children, Mark Nielsen and Emily N. Guzzio; brothers, Bob and Pete Nielsen; and three grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Sunday, Sept. 24, at Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Mooresville with Rev. Mark Pitts officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Boy Scout of America, P.O. Box 152079, Irving, TX 75015-2079 or Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Ave., 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory in Mooresville is serving the family.

Joseph G. Zukas
Mr. Zukas, 85, of Mooresville died Friday, Sept. 8. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Zukas; mother, Domecele (Kuncevich) Zukas; his wife of 42 years, Bridget Zukas; sister, Martha Miceli; and brothers, William Zukas and John Zukas. He is survived by sisters Helen Sliski, Anna Zukas and Dorothy Carter; brother, Paul Zukas; daughter and son-in-law, Anna and Christopher Conley of Mooresville; son and daughter-in-law, Joseph M. and Heidi Zukas of Peoria, Ariz.; and six grandchildren. Mr. Zukas was born in Cambridge, Mass., Aug. 13, 1932, and was of Lithuanian descent. He was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army who served during the Korean War. A funeral mass was held Tuesday, Sept. 12, at St. Therese Catholic Church in Mooresville, with Father Mark Lawlor officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Therese Catholic Church, 217 Brawley School Road, Mooresville, NC 28117. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home in Mooresville is serving the family.

Margaret Thorpe Harmon
Mrs. Harmon, 100, of Cornelius died Friday, Sept. 8, at Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center. She was born June 29, 1917, in Tampa, Fla. She was a resident of Cornelius for more than 50 years. Mrs. Harmon was a founding member of Lake Norman Baptist Church and held many leadership rolls both at Lake Norman Baptist and her most recent church, First Baptist Church of Cornelius. She is survived by her two sons, Tommy Harmon of Charlotte, and Jack Harmon of Cornelius; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A funeral was held Saturday, Sept. 16, at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home in Huntersville.   Interment at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Cornelius followed. Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Cornelius, P.O. Box 100, Cornelius, NC 28031.

Alanna Darlene Kowalski
Mrs. Kowalski, 39, died Saturday, Sept. 9, due to an accident at her home in Huntersville. She was born in Morgantown, W.Va., Nov. 10, 1977, to John J. and Linda D. Petronis. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Todd; son, AJ; daughter, Sienna; sister, Aliesha Hunter; and brother, Jason Petronis. She is preceded in death by her grandmother, Freda “Nana” Urban; Walter “Pop-pop” Urban; and grandmother, Helen Burns. A celebration of life was held Saturday, Sept. 16, at Huntersville United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to Lake Norman Christian School in honor of Alanna through her GoFundme page at gofundme.com/alannadkowalski.

Lonnie L. Brown
Mr. Brown, 47, of Mooresville died Sunday, Sept. 10, at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center in Mooresville. He was born July 13, 1970, in Mooresville to the late Hugh Howell Brown and Dorothy Jerlene Brooks Brown. He volunteered at Genesis Eldercare for 27 years, where the residents always looked forward to his visits, and was a member of Mt. Mourne Church of God, where he enjoyed playing the drums. Mr. Brown is survived by his sister, Carol Brown of Mooresville; brothers, Tony Brown and wife, Crystal, of Cleveland, and Jerry Brown of Mooresville.
A service was held Thursday, Sept. 14, at Mt. Mourne Church of God with Rev. Donald Caldwell officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to be made to Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, P.O. Box 977, Mooresville, NC 28115, to help with funeral expenses. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home in Mooresville is serving the family.

Burwell David Mills
Mr. Mills, 84, of Huntersville died at home Sunday, Sept. 10. He was born Sept. 26, 1932, in Marshville, the son of the late James Delphmas and Beatrice Rushing Mills. He served in the U.S. Army, serving in Germany and France. Mr. Burwell served as a deacon, bible teacher and men’s brotherhood at First Baptist Church and Lakehaven Community Church in Huntersville. He also volunteered in the Baptist Men’s Association and in State Brotherhood work. Active in the Huntersville Lions Club 1960-1980, he served as secretary, president and zone chairman. Mr. Burwell was voted Huntersville Man of the Year in 1979 and was also active in the Metrolina Blind Association, serving as board member for six years and board president for one term. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lucille Rupard Mills; brother, Bobby Carol Mills; daughter, Claudette Mills Newman and husband, Vic Newman; sons, Randy Mills and Jeff Mills and his wife, Lori Mills; and six grandchildren. A funeral was held Saturday, Sept. 16, at James Funeral Home. Burial followed at Huntersville First Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lakehaven Community Church (Missions Lottie Moon), P.O. Box 562, Huntersville, NC 28078. James Funeral Home in Huntersville is serving the family.

Nancy Lee Ritter Mace
Mrs. Mace, 79, of Mooresville died Monday, Sept. 11, after complications from congestive heart failure. She was born Sept. 13, 1937, to the late Fred and Ethel Harris Ritter. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Mooresville, where she loved her church family and enjoyed reading her Bible. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Y. Mace; sisters, Sara, Patsy and Peggy; brother, James; step-daughter, Denise Mace; and son-in-law, Sherman King. She is survived by her children, Kelly Shumaker, Kevin Barlow, Michael Barlow and Barry Barlow; step-children, Rebecca Coble, Dennis Mace, Jennifer King, Kim Mace and Diana Sears; sister, Jennie Lee; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
A service was held Saturday, Sept. 16, at Southside Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Ball officiating. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home of Mooresville is serving the family.

Bryon Clayton Kistler
Mr. Kistler, 56, of Mooresville died Monday, Sept. 11, at Genesis Eldercare in Mooresville. He was born Jan. 4, 1961 in Mooresville to Hubert and Mary Church Kistler of Mooresville. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his children, Mallory Whitley of Monroe, and Caleb Kistler; sister, Brenda McAllister; brother, Jason Kistler; one grandson; and the mother of his children, Amanda Kistler. The family received friends and held a service Thursday, Sept. 14, at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Paul Turbedsky officiating. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home in Mooresville is serving the family.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 07:13

Obituaries for Sept. 13, 2017

Scott Donald MacCallum
Mr. MacCallum, 59, of Huntersville died Wednesday, Aug. 30, at his home. He was born on Sept. 6, 1957, in Staten Island, N.Y., to Donald MacCallum and the late Rita Marie MacCallum. He served in the U.S. Navy. In addition to his father, he is survived by his brothers, Mike and his wife, Terry, John and Donald, Jr. A memorial service was held Friday, Sept. 8, in the chapel of James Funeral Home. Burial was at Salisbury National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project (woundedwarriorproject.org). James Funeral Home is serving the family.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 07:09

Obituaries for Aug. 30, 2017

Marie Starkowicz Klecker
Mrs. Klecker, 89, of Mooresville died Saturday, Aug. 19.

She was born on Jan. 27, 1928, in Pittsburgh, Penn., to the late Paul Peter and Helen Danowski Starkowicz. Mrs. Klecker was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Mooresville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Charles and Stanley Starkowicz; and sister, Agnes Starkowicz.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Hans Klecker; daughter, Trish Stukbauer and husband, David; and one grandson.

A funeral was held Wednesday, Aug. 23, at St. Therese Catholic Church. Burial followed at Glenwood Memorial Park. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home in Mooresville is serving the family.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 07:49

Obituaries for Aug. 16, 2017

James P. Carter
Mr. Carter, 61, of Charlotte died Thursday, July 27. He was born in Baltimore, Md., on July 13, 1956, to Erle P. Carter and Cynthia C. Carter. He is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his sister, Cynthia Salatino and husband, Matthew Salatino, of Huntersville.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Aug. 5, at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home in Huntersville, which is serving the family.

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 07:48

Obituaries for Aug. 9, 2017

Kenneth A. Cline
Mr. Cline, 83, of Huntersville died Wednesday, July 26.

He was born on May 7, 1934, in Huntersville, to the late Jesse M. Cline and Amelia Wolf Cline.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Lorraine Cline Spradley, infant sister, Marjorie Cline, and brother, Paul W. Cline.

Kenneth is survived by his wife Joann McCaskill Cline; daughter, Cindy Cline Chaney of Charlotte; son, Stephen and wife, Brandie, of Kannapolis; and three grandchildren.

A memorial service was held July 30, at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home in Huntersville. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Charlotte Region or Serenity House of Mooresville. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family.

Wednesday, 02 August 2017 07:59

Obituaries for Aug. 2, 2017

Marverine Benfield Stutts
Mrs. Stutts, 89, of Mooresville died Saturday, July 15, at Genesis Eldercare. She was born Oct.1, 1927, in Mooresville to the late Cullen and Mary Barkley Benfield. She was a member of Berea Baptist Church and sang in the choir.

She is survived by her sons, Ronnie Stutts and wife, Nancy, Rickie Stutts and wife, Carolyn, and Jerry Stutts and wife, Lori; sister, Barbara Dishman; eight grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Stutts; son, Larry Stutts; brother, Bill Benfield; and sister, Lib Christie.

A funeral was held Tuesday, July 18, at Berea Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Stutts and the Rev. Ralph Sparrow officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Berea Baptist Church, 1015 River Hwy., Mooresville, NC 28117 for the Operation Christmas Child project or to the scholarship fund at the church. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home of Mooresville is serving the family.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 07:38

Obituaries for July 26, 2017

Ray Morrison Lefler

Mr. Lefler, 81, of Huntersville died Monday, July 10. He served in the U.S. Army in the 82nd Airborne Division and was a member of First Baptist Church-Huntersville.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Joy Lefler; son, Mike Lefler and wife, Kelley; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Cora Lefler; and brothers, Bill Lefler and Floyd Craver.

A funeral was held Wednesday, July 12, at First Baptist Church-Huntersville. Committal service followed in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross, 9013 Perimeter Woods Dr., Charlotte, NC 28216. James Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family.