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Friday, June 20, 2014

Dennis Murphy

Dennis Murphy
Dennis Francis Murphy passed away June 19, 2014 and made the transition to Eternal Life to be with his ancestors-some saints, all sinners, some pirates and hopefully many rebels and revolutionaries.

Dennis was a cancer survivor, finally succumbing to the complications and spread of Pancreatic Cancer, diagnosed in October 2013. Dennis was born October 4th 1944, in Chicago IL, on the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi to Dennis James Murphy and Rose Kearns Murphy Maynard. He was predeceased by both parents and his step father, John William Maynard of Raleigh NC, all of happy memory.  Dennis was predeceased by his brothers, James and William Murphy and sister Theresa Murphy Bagis Murphy.

He leaves his long term best friend and soul mate of 55 years and wife, Judy Urben Murphy; son, Brian Patrick Murphy and wife Marcie; daughter, Kristen Murphy Wallace and husband Robby; three wonderful loving granddaughters, Mackenzie, Carson and Addison; sister, Maryrose Murphy McGinn of Kansas City Mo.  He also leaves many nieces, nephews and cousins throughout the country.

Dennis was a student of Catholic Schools.  While a senior in High School, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserve during the Vietnam War and attained the rank of Corporal.  He graduated from NC State University and the University of Louisville. All winners!! His business career began in Louisville KY with Ford Motor Co. and after returning to NC, he joined the original Wachovia Bank and Trust as a trust officer in Winston Salem and Charlotte. In 1972 he entered the Insurance and financial services industry earning the CLU and CFP designations.

Dennis’ family thanks all those loving and compassionate people who supported him in his final illness. Drs. Demetrius Hondros, Marshall McMillan and a special thanks for the professionals at Levine Cancer Institute-Dr Reza Nazemzadeh,  Dr. Anthony  Crimaldi  II , nurses  Jeff, Jeanie,  Brigida, Jenny and Paulette.  In addition, thanks to the folks of The Easthaven Neighborhood Association, Insight Meditation Community of Charlotte, The Bible Workbench Men’s Group at Myers Park Baptist Church, the Explorers’ Sunday School Class at Myers Park Baptist Church and countless friends, clients and neighbors in Charlotte and across the country, among whom are niece Kate Green, Jim Brinson, and Alexis Stein, who were always willing and eager to help take Dennis to his medical appointments.

Dennis had many heroes in his life- parents, Jesus the Christ, Siddhartha Gautama the Buddha, Carl Jung and Teachers, Priests, Sisters, Ministers and other mentors. In his own way he was a friend of Bill W and Doctor Bob.  He was grateful for all their teachings and examples!! Dennis was a lover of music of all types and especially fond of the music of The Boss—Bruce Springsteen.

A celebration of Dennis’ life will be held Sunday, June 29, 2014 at Myers Park Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with a reception immediately following in Heaton Hall.

Memorials can be made to Buddy Kemp Cancer Center, Levine Cancer Institute.  

Frances Gutnick

Frances "Fran" Harley Gutnick
Frances “Fran” Harley Gutnick (52) of Charlotte passed to her heavenly home on Sunday, June 15, 2014.

Fran was the “Baby” of David L. and Helen Rutter Harley and grew up in Abingdon, Virginia.  She attended UNC Charlotte and received her BS in accounting.  She was a CPA and employed at Piedmont Natural Gas as a Financial Analyst. Fran is survived by her children Grant Stuart and Kelsey Victoria, father of her children Fred Gutnick, sisters Glenna Beth Hurt (Lynn) of Brooksville, Florida and Donna Jean Griffin (Mark) of Bristol, Tennessee and her brothers Dwight Harley (Jan) and Victor Harley (Debbie), as well as several nieces and nephews. 

Fran was a beautiful person with “… a perfect soul and a heart of gold.”  She enjoyed the lake, her family, friends, and jammin’ to good music.  Please perpetuate her memory by hugging your friends, laughing, and enjoying every day to its fullest. 

Celebration of Life services will be held at Steele Creek Church of Charlotte on June 23, 2014 at 2:00 pm in the tent.

Memorials may be sent to Safe Alliance, 601 E. Fifth Street Suite 400, Charlotte, NC 28202.

Helen Gaddy


Ms. Gaddy died June 11, 2014.  Services were privately held.

Margaret Downs

Margaret displaying
her art work 
Margaret Morgan Downs, of Pineville, passed away Monday, June 9, 2014.

Margaret was born in Charlotte, N.C., on September 6, 1955, to Mr. and Mrs. George R. Morgan, Sr. Margaret graduated from South Mecklenburg High School in June, 1973. Margaret started as an operator at Bell South Telephone Company, where she held many different positions including in the business office, where she was always in the top sales group! Margaret retired from Bell South in 1995.

Margaret Morgan married Kenneth R. Downs, Jr. on May 27, 1989. Margaret's family includes her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George R. Morgan, Sr.; brother, Ray Morgan; sister, Mary Anne Morgan Tankersley; husband of 25 years Kenneth R. Downs, Jr.; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Margaret's spirit and unique sense of humor will be cherished and remembered by all who knew and loved her! We will all miss you very much!

Donations may be made to The Lupus Foundation, Carolina Poodle Rescue, Humane Society.

Services will be held at 2pm on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Pineville United Methodist Church.  Visitation in the fellowship hall will start at 1:30.

Jeremy "Jeppy" White

Jeremy "Jeppy" White
Jeremy "Jeppy" Francis White, 62, of Sunset Beach, N.C., formerly of Charlotte, N.C., husband of Susan (Brantley), his beloved wife and soulmate, passed after a short, but courageous fight with pancreatic cancer on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at the Levine & Dickson Hospice House at Southminster in Charlotte, N.C.

Jeppy was born August 6, 1951 in Meriden, Conn. to Abner and Esther White. He graduated from Platt High School, where he was a very active member in the school band. His love of music led him to the Hartt School of Music where he became an accomplished trombone player. Jeppy went on to have an outstanding career in music, starting with the late R&B legend Cortez Greer. "Jumpin Jeppy White," the energetic trombone player, was a member of the acclaimed beach music band The Catalinas for over 30 years, and most recently he played with the award-winning The Craig Woolard Band. Jeppy loved performing and making people laugh. Most of his gigs were in the Southeast, where he had an impressive following of devoted fans. From the day Jeppy was born, he brought laughter and happiness to all those who had the pleasure of knowing him. His smile was infectious and the world is a better place because he was in it.

Jeppy is survived by his wife Susan (Brantley) White; his sons, Michael (Angela) and Joel (Anya); and his daughter, Liza White, all of whom reside in Charlotte, N.C.; and his daughter, Caroline McKinney (Ryan), of Texas, as well as his seven beloved grandsons, and granddaughter on the way. He also leaves his sister, Nancy Valla, of Wallingford, Conn.; his niece, Melissa Taylor Doyle, of Hartford, Conn.; his friend Diane (Lemmer) White; and many friends and fans. He was predeceased by his parents, a sister, Sharon White Taylor; and a niece, Tracey Taylor Sipala.

Funeral Services will be held Monday June 9 at 4 p.m., Temple Israel, 4901 Providence Road, Charlotte, N.C.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Brunswick County Hospice of NC or to The Humane Society.

Glenna Florence


Mrs. Florence died June 4, 2014.  Services were privately held.

Bonnie Connor

Bonnie Connor
Bonnie (Kathy) Butler Connor, of Rock Hill, S.C., was promoted to glory on Tuesday June 3, 2014, at her residence, with her family by her side.

Kathy was born Aug. 13, 1956, in Orangeburg, S.C., to the late Robert Butler Sr. and the late Genevieve Walker Butler. Mrs. Connor was an assistant teacher at The Children's School. She loved her children there and shared that joy with other teachers at the school. Kathy was also a pianist at the Salvation Army where she attended church for most of her life. She will be dearly missed by all those whose lives she touched.

Kathy was preceded in death by her first husband, Stephen Connor Jr. She is survived by her husband, John Connor; daughter, Stephanie Connor, her husband, Adam St. Clair and son, Michael Thomas; daughter, Rebecca St. Clair, her husband, Randy St. Clair and son, Jonathan St. Clair as well; brothers, Robert, Wayne and Philip; and her sister, Alice.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, June 6, 2014, at The Salvation Army, 119 Charlotte Ave., Rock Hill. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will be held at Forest Hills Cemetery.

Victoria Britton

Victoria VanZandt Britton passed away quietly in her home in Charlotte, NC on May 31, 2014, after a long illness.

She was born in Pasadena, CA on June 27, 1950, was raised and lived her life in Charlotte. She attended Fairfax Hall in VA and Belmont College in NC.

Victoria is survived by her brother, Dr. George M. (Tim) Britton of Winston-Salem, NC, her sister Linda C. Britton of Charlotte, NC, and several nieces and a nephew.

Ms. Britton was laid to rest on Wednesday, June 4 in the Memorial Garden at Christ Episcopal Church alongside her beloved parents, William J. (Bill) Britton and Cristina Welles Britton.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to St. Jude's Hospital. 

Louise Ruiz

Mrs. Ruiz of Charlotte, NC, 83, died June 1, 2014.  Services were privately held.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Phyllis Richards

Ms. Richards died May 31, 2014.  Service will be privately held at a later date.

Evelyn Miller

Evelyn Miller
Evelyn Claire Miller, 75, died peacefully on Thursday, May 22, 2014 with her beloved husband of 54 years and her two daughters right by her side.

The daughter of the late John Glidden and Miriam Thomas Glidden, she was born and raised in Weymouth, Massachusetts, and graduated from Weymouth High School in 1956. She met her future husband, Robert "Bob" George Miller in night school, and they married on Easter Sunday, April 17, 1960.

In addition to her husband, Evelyn is survived by her daughter, Janice Eileen Miller of Cramerton, NC; her daughter and son-in-law, Lynn Miller Rhoades and Jerry "Dusty" Rhoades, Jr. of Carthage, NC; two grandchildren, Nicholas Gray Rhoades and Nina Morgan Rhoades; two sisters, Barbara Brooks of Mint Hill, N.C., and Natalie Thompson of Londonderry, NH; four nephews and seven nieces. 

Evelyn was a loving and devoted wife, mother and "Grammy" and will always be remembered and cherished for the joy she brought to our lives. After moving to Charlotte in 1973, Evelyn and Bob found a special church home at St. Andrews Methodist Church where they both sang in the choir for many years and found many dear and wonderful friends.

The family will receive friends beginning at 2 PM on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at St. Andrews United Methodist Church (1900 Emerywood Drive, Charlotte). A Memorial Service will immediately follow at 3 PM, after which her ashes will be interred in the church's columbarium and prayer garden.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, 1420 E. Seventh St., Charlotte, NC 28204; hpccr.org.

Charline Spencer

Charline Virginia Spencer, 86, of Grafton, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, May 13, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was born in Cunard, West Virginia to Charles and Pearl Sheppard on September 6, 1927.
Charline will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, board games, shopping, listening to gospel music, travelling and most of all spending time with her family.
Charline’s memory will be cherished by her six children: daughters Trenia (Shahbaz) Amidi of Greensboro, NC, Barbara (Harold) Hays of Ravenna, OH, Shelia Spencer of Cape Coral, FL; sons Roger (Cathy) Spencer of Charlotte, NC, Mike (Brenda) Dunbar of Beckley, and Paul (Tina) Spencer of Cortland, OH; daughter-in-law Debbie Spencer of Clarksburg; four sisters, Camilla Richmond of Newark, OH, May (Paul) Stipe of Flemington, Rita (Pete) Boblett of Beckley, and Wanda Lantz of Grafton. Also by lifetime family friend, Chuck Yates; 17 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents Charline was preceded in death by her husband George Alvin Spencer; sons Kermit Randy Spencer and Charles Alvin Spencer; sister Kathleen Stipe and brother Basile Sheppard.

Friends may call at the Donald Ford Funeral Home in Grafton on Monday, May 19th from 4-8 PM and on Tuesday, May 20th from 10-11 AM at the Message of Freedom Church where the Funeral Service will be officiated by Pastor Michael Stottlemyer at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at The West Virginia National Cemetery in Pruntytown.

Benjamin Longenecker

Benjamin Monroe Longenecker, 11, passed away in his home in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday, May 10th, 2014.  He was born on August 11, 2002, in Dallas, Texas to loving parents Jeffrey and Leslie Longenecker.

In his brother Nicholas' words, "Ben was the best brother in the world because he was always so helpful." 

Ben loved to create and play music on his keyboard. He was a curious boy and craved knowledge. He loved to read adventure and science fiction; his favorite books were the Percy Jackson series. He had a passion for science and innovation and loved investigating these subjects online.

Ben is survived by his parents, Jeffrey and Leslie of North Carolina; his brother Nicholas. He also leaves his paternal grandparents Woody and Erma Miller of Pennsylvania; and his maternal grandmother Candace Sanders of Arizona. He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at Forest Hill Church, Fort Mill Campus on Wednesday, May 14th 2014, at 6:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to the Forget Me Not Fund at kindermourn.org or Forest Hill counseling service.

James Whisenant

James Whisenant
James L. Whisenant, 87, of Charlotte, North Carolina, formerly of Arab died Tuesday, May 6, 2014 in Hospice House Southminster in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Mr. Whisenant was born October 30, 1926 in Marshall County, the son of Herbert and Carrie Hendrix Whisenant. He was married nearly 60 years to the former Ramona King when she preceded him in death April 21, 2012.

He was a member of the Arab Church of Christ and served his Country in the United States Navy during World War II; he also served in the Korean War.

He is survived by a son: Jim Ed Whisenant; daughter and son-in-law: Robin and Frank Lowe; 2 grandchildren: Hannah Lowe and Ross Lowe; two sisters and a brother-in-law: Willadene and Carl Hendrick and Martha Sue Chapman.
Visitation will be from 12 to 2 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2014 at the Arab Church of Christ.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday May 9, 2014 at the Arab Church of Christ, Brother Ken Tyler, officiating. Burial will be in Brock's Chapel Cemetery, Union Grove, Arab Heritage Memorial Chapel, directing.

Pallbearers will be Mark Chapman, Frank Lowe, Ross Lowe, Tom McCrary, Jimmy Whisenant and Michael Whisenant.

Charles Rutherford

Charles Rutherford
Mr. Charles Rutherford passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014. 

Born in Baltimore, MD, he was a son of Richard Glenn Rutherford, Sr. and Alison Verdery Rutherford Price. He was a real estate developer and worked in property management. He was a graduate of Aquinas High School in Augusta, GA and was a member of Sardis Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC, where the family will have a memorial service on May 17th at 2 p.m.

Charles was a devoted husband, father, son, brother, and friend. Charles lived his life by helping others live their life to the fullest, and brought many laughs through his unique thoughts and actions; he was loved by many for his giving spirit. Charles' last wish was for family and friends to celebrate each day by enjoying life and through acts of kindness. 

Survivors include his wife, Valerie Jones Rutherford; his three angels, Brandon Charles Rutherford, Brantley John Rutherford and Summer Pearl Rutherford; his parents, Richard and Connie Rutherford, Alison and Norman Price; brother, Richard Glenn (Myra) Rutherford, Jr.; sisters, Alison Walker, Susan (Danny) Houck, Nancy (Jamie) Zorn; father-in-law, Johnny (Brenda) Jones; mother-in-law, Debbie (Tab) Bonidy; grandparents, Lexsy Jones and Bonetta Bolen. He was preceded in death by a sister, Carol Jane Scivelli and grandparents, Wilson and Margaret Rutherford, Albert and Louise Verdery, Edward Bolen and Morris N. “Coach” Jones.

Graveside funeral services for Charles Douglas Rutherford, 48, of Charlotte, NC will be held eleven a.m., Friday, May 9, 2014 at the Blackville Cemetery with Dr. Tim Moore officiating. The family will receive friends from five to seven p.m., Thursday at Folk Funeral Home, Williston, SC. Memorial contributions may be given in Charles’ memory for his children’s college fund to Wells Fargo in care of Brandon, Brantley and Summer Rutherford or to 7221 Tobin Court, Charlotte, NC 28211. 

John Nuzzolilo

Mr. Nuzzolilo died April 25, 2014.  Services were privately held.

Alfred Farley

Mr. Farley died May 2, 2014. Services were privately held.

George Hart

George Hart
George M. D. Hart, age 91, died May 1, 2014 in Charlotte, NC.

George was born June 30, 1922 in Townsend, DE. He was the first on to his parents, James A. Hart and Mary Cochran Hart. In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by his wife Frances B. Hart whom he married on June 25, 1944 and his younger brothers, James & Rodney.

George and Frances are survived by their two children, Anne Dewees Hart and her husband William Pump of Charlotte, NC, and George M.D. Hart Jr. and his wife Lucy of Orlando, FL. George and Frances are also survived by six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Ray Selvey

Ray Ernest Selvey, age 91, passed away April 28, 2014.

Mr. Selvey was born July 19, 1922, in Charlotte, son of the late Myrtle Johnson Selvey and Newton Augustus Selvey. Ray was an active member of Parkwood ARP Church, and later New Covenant ARP Church for over 60 years. He taught Sunday school, enjoyed singing in the choir and served as an elder and deacon. He also served on several church boards.

He graduated from Charlotte Technical High School. He was particularly proud of his service to his country. Ray served in the Army in World War II and later in the Korean War. He served in the National Guard and left the service as a 1st Lieutenant. Upon leaving military service he worked as a transportation salesman and sales manager until his retirement.

He was married to his childhood sweetheart, Doris Taylor Selvey for almost 68 years. In addition to his wife Doris, Ray is survived by Lynn Salls, Margaret Griffin, Steve Selvey and wife Judy, Scott Selvey and wife Tessa; grandchildren Kristen Selvey Yancey, Brandon Selvey and Lauren Selvey. He was blessed to have three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the Brian Center Concord for their loving care.

A service to celebrate his life will be held Friday, May 2nd, at Central United Methodist Church, 30 Union St. N., Concord, NC. Visitation with the family will begin at 11:00 followed by a memorial service at 11:30. Pastor Andy Langford will officiate.

Memorials can be made to the Macular Degeneration Foundation, PO Box 531313, Henderson, NV 89053

Nell Armstrong


Ms. Armstrong died April 24, 2014.  Memorial services were held at 2:00 pm on Monday, April 28th at Hollywood Cemetery in Gastonia, NC.

Mary Bailey


Mrs. Bailey died April 23, 2014.  Service was privately held.

Lois Skilton







Lois Skilton

Lois Skilton, 93, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 17, in Charlotte, NC after a brief illness. Lois lived in Charlotte for the past seven years where she enjoyed many happy moments with "the southern family."

Born in Mineola, NY on July 31, 1920, to Charles and Elna Turner, Lois graduated from New Lebanon High School near her hometown of Stephentown, NY. She graduated from Albany Business College and started work at Montgomery Wards in Albany where she met her future husband, Steve. After their marriage, they moved to North Conway, NH, where they both worked for Carroll Reed Ski Shops until their retirements in 1987. Steve and Lois enjoyed 42 years together before his passing in 1992. In 1993, Lois moved to Waitsfiled, VT and spent 14 wonderful years with "the northern family." While in Vermont, Lois volunteered at the Joslin Memorial Library and attended St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church.

Lois will be remembered by her whit, sharp mind, and many winning bridge hands.

She is survived by her son Steve and wife Nancy, of Waitsfield, VT; grandchildren, Anna and Tanner; her son Peter and wife Susan, of Charlotte; and grandchildren, Paige and Eric.

A graveside service will be held in Kearsarge at a later date.

Donations may be made to the Joslin Memorial Library, 4391 Main Street, Waitsfield, VT 05673, in honor of Lois's service and devotion to the library and her love of reading.

Toney Carter


Toney Allen Carter, 62, died April 19, 2014, at home with his wife by his side.

Toney was born in Gaston County on August 2, 1951, to the late George A. and Gertrude G. Carter.

He was a longtime volunteer and advocate for people with disabilities. He enjoyed boating, fishing, camping, and woodworking.

His survivors include his wife, Christine "Chris" Carter of McAdenville and his son, Mark Allen Carter of Charlotte.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Arthur Willis Carter and Ted Lemuel Carter.

So many thanks to all at Hospice of Gaston County, PO Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054.

Ana Negron

Ms. Negron died April 18, 2014.  Services were held at St. Philip Neri on April 21, 2014.

Hazel Farley

Mrs. Farley died April 12, 2014.  Services were privately held.

Friday, June 13, 2014

James Schwartz

Mr. James Schwartz died April 11, 2014.  Jim was an avid golfer, loved life and will be memorialized in future Scotland Golf trips where he loved to play. 

Esdras Cruz

Mr. Cruz died April 10, 2014.  Services were privately held.

Lori Francisco

Mrs. Francisco died April 9, 2014. Services will be held at a later date.

Ellen Hanna

Ellen Goforth Hanna, age 67, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Presbyterian Medical Center - Main.

She was born in Charlotte, March 17, 1947, to the late Clyde Duff Goforth, Jr. and Ellen (Tiny) Waddill Goforth.

Ellen graduated from Myers Park High School in 1965 - go Mustangs!! She attended Converse College in Spartanburg, S.C. She was a member of the Junior League of Charlotte, the Charlotte Assembly Debutante Club and the Mecklenburg Hounds Equestrian Club.

She is survived by her siblings and their families; Duff and Cindy Goforth, Berry and Sheldon Grant and David Goforth; as well as her friend and long-time companion, Tom Cramer.

A celebration to honor the life of Ellen will be held at a later date.

Stephen Coombs

Mr. Coombs died April 8, 2014 at The Laurels and The Haven. No local services were held.

Exie Bumgardner

Mrs. Bumgardner died April 7, 2014 at Sunrise on Providence. Services were privately held.

Rebecca Griffiths

Mrs. Griffiths died April 4, 2014.  Arrangements will be held at a later date.

Frances Holland

Frances Kelly Holland, age 92, died Thursday April 3, 2014, in Charlotte.

Mrs. Holland was born Nov. 18, 1921, in Mount Holly, to the late Ernest Dexter Kelly, Sr. and Bula McIntosh Kelly. She graduated from Mount Holly High School in 1938, and she received a Bachelor of Music degree from Greensboro College in 1942. On Aug. 27, 1944, she married the love of her life, Thomas Holland. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Mrs. Holland was a skillful and dedicated musician who used her talents to enhance Christian worship. She had great respect for Johann Sebastian Bach when he wrote "Soli Deo Gloria," to the glory of God alone. For Frances Holland, music was an integral part of her witness for Jesus Christ. Mrs. Holland was known for the quality of her musicianship. Her aptitude for music was apparent early in her life. She began playing for school chapel services in the fifth grade. At age 13, she played for worship services at the First United Methodist Church in Mount Holly. Mrs. Holland was a piano and organ teacher, organist, and choir director for over 50 years.

Through the years, she continued her education on many workshop programs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University, Montreat Music Conference, and Westminster Choir College in Princeton, N.J. A few months ago, at the age of 92 years, Mrs. Holland played the piano for an hour at a reception at Sharon Towers retirement community. She loved to play the piano while her great-grandchildren danced to her music. Mrs. Holland served as the organist and choir director at the First United Methodist Church in Mount Holly for a number of years. In 1953, she moved to a similar position at the First Presbyterian Church in Mount Holly, where she served until her retirement in 1984. After her retirement, she substituted as organist at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Charlotte. In 1959, Mrs. Holland was elected as the first woman dean of the Charlotte Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. She served as hospitality chairman for that organization for 22 years. She was certified as an organist by the Presbyterian Association of Musicians. At the Mount Holly Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Holland was a Circle Chairman and also President of the Presbyterian Women of the Church. She also served on the coordination council of the Concord Presbytery. In 1960 and 1961, she was president of the Women's Auxiliary of the North Carolina Pharmaceutical Association. In 1961, Mrs. Holland was chosen as Woman of the Year in Mount Holly.

In 2007, she and her husband moved from Mount Holly to Sharon Towers retirement community in Charlotte. As a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church, she also belonged to the Fellowship Sunday School Class and Susanna Circle. Her special hobby was sending cards and birthday greetings to many people.

Mrs. Holland was preceded in death by her brother, Ernest Dexter Kelly, Jr. and her sister, Inez Kelly Kuhn. She is survived by her beloved husband of 69 years, Thomas Marshall Holland, of Charlotte; daughter, Camille Holland Carruth and her husband, Dr. Joseph E. Carruth, of Dublin, Ga.; son, Willis Marshall (Bucky) and his wife, Christine Hiestand Holland, of Columbia, S.C.; five grandchildren, Rev. Thomas Willis Carruth and wife, Shelly, Elizabeth Carruth Barfoot and husband, Adam, Carrie Lynn Holland, Lauren Anna Holland, and Craig Wellman Bode and wife, Karen; six great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 12:00 p.m. Saturday April 5, 2014, at Covenant Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. Joan H. Watson officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the Fellowship Hall. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Music Dept., Covenant Presbyterian Church, and 1000 E. Morehead Street, Charlotte, NC 28204 or to Residence Assistance Fund, Sharon Towers, 5100 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC 28210.

Katherine McAdams

Katherine McAdams was born Feb. 13, 1930, in Clearwater, Florida, the only child of Clyde James Kilgore and Leslie Bailey Kilgore. She died April 1, 2014, at her home in Charlotte of lung cancer.

She graduated from Central High School in Charlotte and Women's College in Greensboro. She taught home economics at Meadow High School in Benson.

She married John Luther Gould Jr. July 18, 1953. She and Jack raised their three daughters in Charlotte. Summers were spent at their Lake Norman house, swimming, sailing and water skiing. Katherine and her daughters were active in Girl Scout Troop 280 at Westminster Presbyterian Church. She led trips to Disney World, sailing in the Bahamas, canoeing in the Everglades, Quantico Boundary Waters and local rivers and lakes. She was widowed Jan. 31, 1972.

Katherine married Rick McAdams Nov. 26, 1977. Together they enjoyed snow skiing and traveling. As members of Friendship Force and Sister Cities they visited Germany, Denmark, New Zealand and Kyrgyzstan. Katherine was an active member of the Mecklenburg Historical Association (docent), American Association of University Women and Women's Circle at church. She was an avid reader and member of several book clubs. She was also a member of a Park Lanes bowling team for many years and spent many hours solving crossword puzzles and researching her genealogy.

She is survived by her husband James Richard McAdams, daughters Margaret Gould Johnson (Gene Johnson), Katherine Gould Bond (David Gower) (Jeffrey H. Bond) and Susan Gould Love (Douglas Love), step-daughter Virginia Lynn McAdams Thompson (John P. Thompson), step-son Richard Holt McAdams (Anna Maria Marshall), grandchildren Michael Scott Johnson, Jeffrey Wade Johnson, Alexander Joel Bond (Jessica R. Bond), Ian Gould Bond (Jessica L. Bond), Lindsay Laura Gould, N. Taylor Thompson, Joshua P. Thompson, B. Caleb Thompson, and great-grandchildren; Aiden Lukas Bond and Scarlett Rose Love. Katherine loved her many animal companions; Nellie, her horse, dogs; Lou, Max, Gretel, Belle and Francy and cats; Pansy, Sam and Moxie.

Thanks to the caring staff at Presbyterian Hospice and Comfort Keepers, especially Jennifer Mullins.

A celebration of her life will be held Sunday, April 6, at 3 PM at St. Stephens United Methodist Church, 6800 Sardis Road, Charlotte, NC. Donations in Katherine's memory can be made to the Hornets' Nest Girl Scout Council, American Association of University Women and Mecklenburg Historical Association.

Robert Quisenberry

Mr. Quisenbery died March 31, 2014 while in the care of Hospice of Union County.  No local services were held.

Thomas Hagen

Mr. Hagen died March 28, 2014 at his residence.  Services will be held at a later date.

John Morgan

Mr. Morgan died March 28, 2014 at Legacy Heights.  Arrangements will be held at a later date.

Terence Wright

Terence Albert Wright, "Terry", died peacefully at his home in Charlotte on the morning of March 27th, 2014.

Born in the East End of London in 1938 to Walter "Sonny" Wright and Jane Sarah Wright, Terry was one of four boys.

Terry was an entrepreneur, moving the family to the United States in 1977 to start a business. He was a man of few words, yet he had an ability to make people laugh with corny and oft-repeated jokes. He loved to travel, entertain, cook, read, dance embarrassingly to Greek music, and spend time with his family. He had fond memories of his days in England, especially his time spent at the Crown and Manor Boys Club. Terry was a most loyal Arsenal Football Club fan, second only to his brother Sid. He was an intelligent and quiet inspiration to us all. 

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother Sonny. His surviving relatives include devoted wife, Lily Sang-Wright; brothers Harry and Sidney "Sid"; children, Martin Wright, Jimmy Wright, Susanne White, Louise Overcash and Katie Wright; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 

The family would like to thank the wonderful support from Emerald Care and Hospice of Union County who brought joy and a huge amount of dignity to him during the last months of his life.

A service will be held on Monday, March 31st, at 11:00 a.m. at Palmetto Funeral Home, 2049 Carolina Place Drive, Fort Mill, SC 29708.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Union County, 700 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, NC. 28110.

Evelyn Carpenter

Mrs. Carpenter died March 23, 2014.  Services will be held at a later date.

Audrey Murphy

Mrs. Murphy died March 22, 2014.  No local services were held.

Robert Hansen

Mr. Hansen died March 21, 2014 at The Serenity House.  Services were privately held.

Doris Humphries


Mrs. Humphries died March 18, 2014 at Catawba Valley.  No local services were held.

Charles Penter

Charles H. Penter died March 15, 2014, after a brief illness at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.

Chuck was born Aug. 30, 1945, in Jonesboro, Ark., to the late Sue and Homer Penter. After graduating from Arkansas State University with a B.S. degree in chemistry, Chuck served his country in the United States Army, 1st Cavalry Division. He was a decorated veteran serving as a Captain during the Vietnam War. Chuck enjoyed his many years in the trucking industry with Roadway Express, Consolidated Freightways and as a co-owner of Transportation Management Associates. Following retirement, Chuck earned a degree from Duke University and went on to receive a master's degree from George Washington University. At the time of his death he was serving as a Magistrate Judge for the Mecklenburg County Court System.

Chuck is survived by his wife of 31 years, Helen; sisters, Carolyn S. Flagg (Dwayne) of Hernando, Miss., and Donna Greene (Mike) of Lincoln, Ark.; mother- and father-in-law, Leila and Bruce Case of Americus, Ga.; brother- and sister-in-law, Mark and Anne Barrett of Leslie, Ga.; sister-in-law, Margaret Barrett of Acworth, Ga.; as well as many nieces, nephews and his best buddy and constant companion, Max. In addition to his parents, Chuck was predeceased by his sister Pam Bennett, of Hot Springs, Ark.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Christ Episcopal Church, 1412 Providence Road. The family will receive friends afterwards in the Blue Room.

Memorial contributions may be made to Charlotte Bridge Home, 2200 E. 7th St., Charlotte NC, or Christ Episcopal Church.


Gloria Hoadland

Mrs. Hoagland died March 14, 2014 at her residence.  No local services were held.

Valentina Mayo

Mrs. Mayo died March 12, 2014 at University Place.  Services were privately held.

Harry Thomas Powell

Tom Powell died March 11, 2014, at The Haven at Carolina Place.

He was born in St. Louis, Mo. son of Harry Thomas and Ellnarose Behrens Powell on July 25, 1926. Tom came to Charlotte 60 years ago, compliments of Sunbeam Corp. After many years as a salesman, he received a Masters degree from Winthrop University and joyfully taught English and English Literature for 12 years at CPCC. Shortly after arriving in Charlotte, Tom became active in The Little Theatre of Charlotte and the Mint Museum's Golden Circle Theatre. For many years he volunteered at the NC Zoo in Asheboro and the Charlotte Nature Museum.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ann and their six children: Kathryn Batts and her husband, Johnny, Thomas (Chip) and his wife, Sally, Betsy Compton and her husband, Jack, Marjorie, David and his, wife Diane, Susan Rivers; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, John Powell.

Memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Christ Lutheran Church in Charlotte, with Pastor Chris Hermansen, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ Lutheran Church, 4519 Providence Road, Charlotte 28226, Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte Region, 1420 East 7th Street, Charlotte 28204, or The Ivey 6039 Park South Drive, Charlotte 28210.

Annie Hughes


Mrs. Hughes died March 11, 2014 at Elmcroft in Charlotte.  Services were privately held by the family.

Meredith Stoever


Meredith Dickinson Stoever, "Dick", of Charlotte passed away March 8, 2014, at the age of 82.

Dick was born Sept. 10, 1931, in Durham, to Henry Von Hoff Stoever, Jr. and Garetta Dickinson Stoever. He graduated high school from the Hill School in Potstown, Pa. and received his BA from the University of Virginia. He served two years in the army during the Korean War period. After graduation he started working for the Sun Oil Company, which ultimately brought him to Charlotte. He soon realized he was interested in pursuing a career in real estate and began working with C.D. Spangler. He quickly knew his passion lay in commercial real estate brokerage and development and after working with several companies in the Charlotte area ventured out on his own with Stoever Properties, Inc. Through his long career he made many friends who have stayed loyal to him and would remember him as good businessman who was always honest.

His community service included terms on the City and County Board of Adjustments. His other interests included competitive tennis until in his 50's he switched to golf and enjoyed many years of playing with his friends at Charlotte Country Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Dr. Henry Von Hoff Stoever III. He is survived by his devoted wife Rebecca Petrea Stoever and they would have celebrated their 50th anniversary in August of this year. Additionally he is survived by his son, John Dickinson Stoever of Summerville, S.C.; his daughter, Meredith Stoever Marley (Will) of Durham; his four adored grandchildren, Sydney and Sam Stoever and Drew and Jordan Marley. Also surviving him are his sister-in law, Doris Petrea Mann of Decatur Ga.; brother-in-law, James R. Petrea (Ruth) of Durham; sister-in law, Cary T. Doyle of Richmond Va.; nephews, Henry Von Hoff Stoever IV of Bethesda, Md., Brude Dickinson Stoever of Richmond, Va., Steven Petrea Mann of Huntersville; nieces, Christy Mann Sawyer, of Decatur, Ga., Katherine Adams Petrea and Anna Colson Petrea of Durham and cousin Francis Osborne Parsons, of Rockport, Texas. Finally, Corky, the family dog.

The family wishes to thank the Novant Presbyterian Cardiovascular Center and their wonderful, caring, skilled staff, the doctors and nurses who took care of Dick in the neuro intensive care unit, the wonderful and professional staff on 5D in Presbyterian Hospital and the many kindnesses of the staff in the Harris Hospice Unit.

A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at 11:00am at Christ Episcopal Church in Charlotte, followed by a reception. A private interment will be held in the church memorial garden prior to the service. Memorials may be sent to Christ Church Leap of Faith Fund, 1412 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC 28207; Harris Hospice Unit at Novant, Presbyterian Hospital, PO Box 33549, Charlotte, NC 28233 or the Virginia Athletic Foundation, PO Box 400833, Charlottesville, VA 22904.

Brenda Hall


Mrs. Hall died March 4, 2014 at The Brian Center.  Services will be held at a later date.

Edward McElhaney

Edward "Joe" McElhaney passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Novant Presbyterian Hospital.

He was born Dec. 5, 1937, to the late Hazel Lawrence McElhaney and Sadie Louise Wallace McElhaney. Joe graduated from Harding High School in 1955. He served in the Air National Guard. Joe retired from the Charlotte Fire Department having served faithfully over 30 years. During his service Joe ended his career as Division Chief. Joe was a member of Cook's Memorial Presbyterian Church. He was active with Boy Scout Troop 51.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Jean McElhaney and brother, William Hazel McElhaney. Surviving are his wife of 35 years, Melinda Shook and children, Ledane Poplin and Chad Poplin. He is also survived by one brother, Marshall Lawrence McElhaney of Mount Holly and several nieces and a nephew.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 3, 2014, at Cook's Memorial Presbyterian Church, 3413 Mt. Holly Huntersville Road with Reverend T.J. Thompson officiating. Visitation will be held immediately following the service.

Gordon Corbitt

Gordon Ken Corbitt passed away on February 25th, 2014.

He has lived in Charlotte since 1997 and has been a member of Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte. He was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia, where his father Gordon Paige Corbitt was a principal and his mother Pauline Gaston Corbitt was a teacher. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati in Engineering and worked at GE and various other companies before getting his Masters in Library Science from the University of South Carolina. He is the father of Warren Corbitt and Bryan Corbitt of New York City. He leaves behind his friend Judy Reynolds.

David Hanna

David Hanna died February 25, 2014 at Carolinas Medical Center - Main.  There were no local services.

Kenny Cline

Kenny W. Cline, 60, of Charlotte left this earth on Feb. 21, 2014 to go to his new home with God his Father and Jesus Christ his Lord and Savior, and is now in heaven walking and singing with the heavenly choir.

Kenny dearly loved music and loved all types of music from gospel to rap and hip-hop. After graduating from Olympic high school in 1971, Kenny started in the music business as a sound man and backup singer traveling extensively with a number of groups including "Southern Cross" and "Swing", his favorite group. Kenny decided to get out of the music business and become a commercial electrician (and there was not a better one!), working for Moore Electric, Port City Electric, and Starr Electric until he became disabled and could no longer work.

Kenny was a member of Steele Creek Presbyterian Church and he loved his church! He was a member of the Billie Watt Sunday school class and he loved that class so much because he always felt like he was so loved and learned so much from his brothers and sisters in Christ there. He ran the church sound board for many years, served as an Elder and Deacon, taught Sunday school, served on various committees, but his highlight was singing in the church choir. Oh, how he loved to sing with the beautiful tenor voice God gave him because it gave him such joy to sing for the Lord and he sang as long as he could until his health failed. Kenny also sang with a special group of men called "The Disciples" and he loved singing with them too as long as he was able.

Kenny was a true inspiration to everyone who knew him and will be missed so much.

Kenny was predeceased by his loving parents, Howard W. Cline and Lillie Willis Cline, but he is living in peace and joy with them now. Praise God! Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Karen James Cline, his loving daughter, Shannon D. Malone and husband Brian, and the four special blessings of his life, his grandchildren, MacKenzie, Brian Jr, Kuyler, and Caydence Malone whom he loved so very much, his loving brother Gary E. Cline and wife Kathleen and son Chris all of whom Kenny dearly loved and many brother and sister in-laws, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

After Kenny's parents passed away he had two special parents, Karen's Mom and Dad, Norma James and Eugene James whom he loved so much and we just want to say a special "thank you" to them for all their help over the years after Kenny became so sick. We couldn't have made it without you two!

Kenny's memorial service was held at Steele Creek Presbyterian Church on Saturday, March 1st at 11:00 with a reception afterward in the Family Life Center. Interment was held before the service at 10:30 in the church cemetery. Reverend Valerie Phillips and Reverend Jeff Pinkston officiated.

If you would like to make a donation in Kenny's memory in lieu of flowers, please make your donation to Steele Creek Presbyterian Church, 7407 Steele Creek Rd. Charlotte NC 28217.

Florence Bowers


Mrs. Bowers died February 26, 2014 at Aldersgate Retirement Community.  No local services were held.

Heather Smith


Mrs. Smith died February 24, 2014 at Levine and Dickson - Southminster.  No local services were held.

Nancy Schumacher

Nancy G. Schumacher, born on June 23, 1934, in Buffalo, New York, passed away on Feb. 23, 2014, after a short illness.

Her family will always remember her as a loving daughter, wife, mother and grandmother. She was happily married for over 58 years to Robert H. Schumacher. She is survived by her husband, her four sons, Thomas (Dales), Robert (Fang), William and James (Deed) as well as 13 grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces. Nancy was preceded in death by her father, Lawrence O. Garretson, her mother, Elizabeth R. Garretson, her brother Alan Garretson, and one grandchild.

A Memorial service was held at 10:00 AM on Monday, March 3, 2014, in the Forest Lawn Cemetery Chapel in Buffalo, N.Y.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hospice of the donor's choice.

Virginia FitzHenry

Virginia Fuller FitzHenry "Ginger", 80, of Charlotte, passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Golden Living Center. 

She was born in Keeling, Virginia, on Nov. 11, 1933, and was the daughter of the late William H. and Amelia Fuller of Virginia. She graduated from Hampton High School in 1952 and played on their softball team with her sisters. She was the wife of the late Daryl W. FitzHenry. Virginia worked as a bookkeeper at Dixie Electric Company. She was a member of Cook's Memorial Presbyterian Church and was an active member of the Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority.

Virginia is survived by her daughter, Amy FitzHenry (Ken Martin) and grandchildren, Alexia and Blake Martin; son Darren FitzHenry (Roxanne) and grandchildren, William and Andrew FitzHenry. She is also survived by her sisters, Margaret (Avram) Rubin of California, Barbara Knight of Ohio and Sandra Fuller of Virginia; and her brother William (Florence) Fuller of Virginia and many nieces and nephews.

There will be a memorial service for Virginia this summer in Hampton, Virginia.

Katarina Kalavros

Mrs. Kalavros died  February 21, 2015 at White Oak Manor.  A service was held at St. Philip Neri Church in Charlotte.

Ronald Mullis

Mr. Mullis died February 19, 2015 in Charlotte, NC.  There will be no local services.

Myron Cole

Myron Cole died February 19, 2015 in Charlotte, NC.  Arrangements will be held at a later date.

George Barber

George Edward Barber, lll, Mount Pleasant died Feb. 17, 2014.

Born Oct. 8, 1937, George was the beloved son of the late Miriam F. and George E. Barber, Jr. He was raised in Charlotte, N.C., attending Dilworth, Alexander Graham and Myers Park High. He remained a Charlottean through his 2006 retirement, until moving to Mount Pleasant in 2012.

He is survived by his brother, Freeman Barber and wife Susan, his niece, Garrett Rust and husband Trey and their children, Lila and Shaw, his nephew Freeman Barber, Jr. and wife Margaret and their children Freeman, lll and Hunt, all of Mount Pleasant, and his step-niece, Steele Trotter, of Charleston. \

George's family extends heartfelt thanks to the staffs of The Palms of Mount Pleasant, Home Instead Senior Care and Carolina Hospice Care.

Graveside services were held at Forest Lawn West, 4601 Freedom Drive, Charlotte, at 1PM February 20.

Those who wish to do so may make memorials to Carolina Hospice Care, 410 Mill Street, Suite 104, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464.

Eleanor Evers

Mrs. Evers died February 14, 2014 at Charlotte Square.  Arrangements will be private.

David Brouillette

Mr. Brouillette died February 12, 2014 at his residence.  Arrangements will be privately held by the family.

Karen Melton

Mrs. Melton died February 12, 2014 at Caromont Hospital.  Arrangements will be announced by the family.

Ben Selby

Mr. Selby died on February 11 at Carolinas Medical Center - Main.  Service will be privately held.

Francis Stewart

Mrs. Steward died February 12, 2014 at The Stewart Health Care Center of The Cypress.

A graveside service will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery in Greenville, SC with a Memorial Service to follow at Myers Park Baptist Church announced at a later date.

June Comer


Mrs. Comer died February 10, 2014.  Arrangements are being announced by the family.

Diana Greene Ison

Diana G. Ison, 76, passed away at home from complications of lung cancer early Monday morning, February 10, 2014.

Mrs. Ison was preceded in death by her husband Wade H. Ison III and together they had four children, their spouses and eight grandchildren: Virginia Ison Knox, Wade H. & Donna Ison IV& their 4 children, Kenni I. & Andy Setzer & David Miller Ison. Her older grandchildren are Robert Taylor Knox, III & Miles David Hampton Knox; Hunter Payne & Peyton Spencer Setzer. 

Mrs. Ison was an acclaimed, published illustrator and the owner of an award winning advertising agency. She attended Queens College where she was a member of Phi Mu Sorority. She had been a Rainbow Girl, a member of the Junior League, the Daughters of the American Revolution, & the Symphony Guild.

Diana was a cherished friend & much loved mother.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, February 24th at 11:30 am at St. Peters Episcopal Church at 7th & Tryon Streets with a reception immediately following the service.

Memorials may be made to Hospice or a visual arts organization of your choice.

Charles Campbell


Charles Lester Campbell, 79, of Matthews, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.

Charles was born Nov. 28, 1934, in Charlotte. He was a science teacher in Gaston and Mecklenburg counties, active member of his church, church deacon, and devoted follower of Jesus Christ. Charles loved to study the bible and did extensive research on biblical prophecy.

Charles is survived by his loving wife, Christine. He is survived by his two children, Kim Harden and husband Bill, of Matthews, and Chip Campbell and wife Becky, of Concord. He also leaves two sisters, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, all of the Charlotte area.

Visitation will be held at Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte at 6 p.m. on Feb. 10, with the Memorial Service at 7 p.m.

Ronald Weldy

Ronald Eugene Weldy, 72, of Charlotte, NC, died at home on February 2, 2014 after a long illness.
  
Born On December 8, 1941, in Olean, NY, he was the son of Norman and Dorthea Weldy. He was employed at Olean Tile Plant for 37 years and was also an honorably discharged veteran. He married Beverly Work on Oct 8, 1983 in Portville, NY. Along with his wife, he is survived by 13 children, 14 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, a sister Yvonne Weber and husband, a brother Norman Weldy and wife plus several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at 10 am at Cook's Memorial Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 3413 Mt Holly-Huntersville Rd, Charlotte NC 28216 where a memorial will be held Saturday (February 8, 2014) at 11 am. 

Memorials may be made to donatehospice.org for Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte or Levine and Dickson Hospice House in lieu of flowers per his wishes.

Phyllis Shellman

Mrs. Shellman passed away February 2, 2014.  Services will be privately held.

Jack Wolfe

Mr. Wolfe died February 1, 2014.  Services were privately held.

Frederick Myers

Mr. Myers died January 31, 2014 in The Steward Health Care Center at The Cypress.

A celebration of his life was held in the Steward Health Care Center 2:30 p.m. Sunday February 2, 2014.  Interment will be private.

Kenneth Brudno

Mr. Brudno died January 31, 2014 at Novant Healthcare.  Services were privately held.

William Clark

William L. Clark, 90, a longtime former resident of Bethesda, MD., died peacefully at Southminster in Charlotte, N.C., on Jan. 30, 2014, after a brief illness.

Mr. Clark was born in Poplar Bluff, Mo., on Sept. 20, 1923, to the late Elizabeth Weilein and William Everett Clark.

Mr. Clark is survived by his four daughters, Madia Barber of Charlotte, Peggy Clark, Amy Hitt and Ann Espuelas all of Washington DC.  He also leaves eight grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Feb. 15, 2014, at Christ Church in Charlotte, N.C. 1412 Providence Rd.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Dress for success Charlotte, 500 A Clanton Rd., Charlotte NC 28717.

Lewis Larkin

Mr. Larkin died January 28, 2014.  Services were privately held.

Barbara Yandel


Barbara Jean Lewis Yandel of Charlotte, 74, passed away from natural causes on January 29, 2014, surrounded by her family.

She was the daughter of Asher and Lydia Lewis, who are both deceased. Barbara was married to Don Yandel for 22 years and had five children; Deborah Brando of Los Angeles, Lisa Coppala (John) of Charlotte, and Joseph Yandel (Brenda) of York, S.C. She was preceded in death by two of her sons, David Yandel and Blaine Yandel, as well as great-granddaughter, Serenity Parsons. Barbara was a mother first and foremost. She is survived by thirteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Barbara attended Central High School and was a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where she held many callings within her church. She shared her love of the Gospel and her testimony with her family, friends, and everyone she met. Barbara had a keen appreciation of the natural beauties created by Heavenly Father, whether it was morning glories, sunsets, or snow clouds. Her love for her family shows in the hundreds of hours she spent researching their genealogy. She was a child of the 50s. She loved music, cold days, rainy days, hot chocolate, and being cozy, cozy, cozy! All those who knew her can agree that she is and will be unforgettable.

Services were held on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 5897 Hemby Road, Weddington, N.C. 28104. Visitation was at noon, with her funeral at 1:00 pm. Interment following at Sharon Memorial Park. Flowers may be sent to the church.

Richard Madden


Richard Madden, 56, of Charlotte, died January 28, 2014.

He was born in Fort Lauderdale, FL on August 12, 1957 to Patricia and the late Richard Madden.

Rick received his undergraduate and J.D. degrees from University of Florida. He was a partner with Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft.

Survivors include his wife, Gay Madden; daughters, Kathleen Madden of Charleston, SC, and Kelly Ann Madden of Black Mountain, as well as siblings, Eileen Manske (Robert), Patrick Madden (Terry) and nieces and nephews รข€“ Patrick Madden, Jr., Jena Madden, Kyle Madden, and Tommy Madden.  Mr. Madden was preceded in death by his sister, Donna Madden. He leaves behind many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

A funeral mass to celebrate his life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 4th at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 3016 Providence Rd.  A visitation will precede funeral mass at 9:00 a.m. at St. Gabriel's.  A reception will immediately follow the mass at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mr. Madden's name to The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at www.jdrf.org. 

Gerald Grogin

Gerald "Jerry" Grogin of Pineville, died Monday, January 27, 2014, at his residence, surrounded by his family.

A Memorial Service to celebrate his life will be held at Grace United Methodist Church, 737 East Woodlawn Avenue, Charlotte, N.C. 28209, at 6:30 pm. on Thursday, January 30th. Contributions in Jerry's name can be made to Grace United Methodist Church, or Hospice & Palliative Care, Charlotte Region, 1420 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, N.C. 28204.