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Monday, July 14, 2014

Chippy Cunningham

Mr. Cunningham died on 7-11-14.  Services will be privately held.

Ha La

Ha La
Mrs. La died on July 8, 2014.  Services were held at the Palmetto Chapel on July 12, 2014 at 12:00 noon.

Nadia Alexis Alta Drost

Nadia Alexis Alta Drost
Nadia Alexis Alta Drost died on July 3,  2014.  Nadia was born in Charlotte, NC on December 13, 1994 to Donna DeYoung Banck and Hans Drost.

Her mother and father, her brothers, Carsten Banck, Gunner Drost and Lucas Dison, survive Nadia.  Her grandmothers, Carolyn  DeYoung and Seni Santiago, and her great grandmother, Evelyn Marlow, also survive her.   She is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Nadia was a kind, loving, spirited girl who loved her family and friends.  She also loved animals, especially her horses and dogs, and the beach.   Nadia was an accomplished rider and liked to compete in horse shows. 

One of Nadia’s favorite prayers was the Serenity Prayer.  “God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.”

A memorial service for Nadia will be held at Noon on Monday, July 14, at Forest Hill Church, 7224 Park Road, Charlotte, NC. 

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Dove’s Nest, Charlotte Rescue Mission,

P.  O. Box 33000, Charlotte, NC 28233 or online at

Doris Pearson

Mrs. Pearson died on July 4, 2014.  Services will be privately held.

Kemp Dunaway

Kemp Rush Dunaway
Kemp Rush Dunaway died on July 2, 2014 at Southminster.

Kemp was a 3rd generation Charlottean, born to Marie Kemp Dunaway and Howard Yates Dunaway on April 12, 1925. He grew up in the family home on East Morehead Street and attended Charlotte Schools. He was a member of the Central High Class of 1943 and graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 1947 with a BA in Economics. Kemp was a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. He served in the US Navy in World War II as Lt., J.G. and was Executive Officer of the USS Tortuga in the South Pacific. In 1947 he became a partner at H.Y. Dunaway Company, beginning a successful real estate sales career that spanned 60 years. 

He was married to Lucile Belle Armbrecht, of Mobile, Alabama, on December 8, 1949. Kemp was a gifted musician, following in the steps of his mother, a popular piano teacher, and his uncle, Hal Kemp who was a well known orchestra leader. He played the clarinet, and while at Central High formed a band called "Swing and Sway with Dunaway." His love of music continued as he played his clarinet in the Men's Bible Class Orchestra at Myers Park Presbyterian Church for 57 years, and in The Piedmont Club's "Filthy Five." At Myers Park Presbyterian Church, Kemp served as Elder, Chairman of the Board of Deacons, Clerk of the Session, and President of the Men's Bible Class. He served as President of The Charlotte Country Club and the Piedmont Club. He was a member of DeBordieu Club and The Benedicts Dance Club. Kemp loved sports especially golf and tennis and was an enthusiastic supporter of all Tar Heel Sports. He treasured his time with Lucile and his family at their DeBordieu home.

In addition to his wife, Lucile, Kemp is survived by his children, Kemp Dunaway, Jr. (Liz), Connie Blythe (Frank) and son, Rush Dunaway. He leaves a brother, Howard "Sonny" Dunaway (Sue) and a sister-in-law Johanna Bauknight (Charlie). He was predeceased by his sister, Peggy Dunaway Spotswood. Kemp was loved by his seven grandchildren: Alec Blythe (Lane), Kempie Blythe, Jake Dunaway, Byron Dunaway, Rush Dunaway, Lewis Dunaway and Bennett Dunaway. He was blessed to know and love his Great-Grandson, Lawton Alexander Blythe. He will be missed by his extended family of nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at Southminster Health Unit for their unfailing kindness and for the excellent care given to Kemp during his stay.

A memorial service will be held at Myers Park Presbyterian Church on July 9, 2014, at 11 am. The family will receive visitors after the service in Oxford Hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Myers Park Presbyterian Church, 2501 Oxford Place, Charlotte, NC 28207.

Scott Cox

Scott Lee Cox
Scott Lee Cox of Charlotte, N.C. passed away on June 28, 2014. He was born Aug. 20, 1951 in Goldsboro, N.C. to the late Carl and Daphne "Scottie" Cox.

His gregarious nature and love of people were evident in all areas of his work and personal life. Scott studied Industrial Engineering at North Carolina State University. After graduating in 1973, Scott entered the insurance industry with Aetna Life & Casualty. For more than a quarter century he worked for Wells Fargo and its predecessors as a commercial insurance agent. He was one of the nation's foremost insurance experts on temporary staffing firms and was recognized by the North Carolina Association of Staffing Professionals on multiple occasions.

Scott was a devoted member of Christ Episcopal Church in Charlotte, where he was a Sunday school teacher and acolyte advisor. Through the church he began volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, building houses with friends and clergy. In 1996, Gov. James Hunt appointed Scott to the North Carolina State Board of Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examiners and Scott served for eight years with distinction. 

Scott is survived by his wife, Patricia; daughter, Elizabeth "Scottie"; sons, William and Thomas and his sister Carla Cox Davis of Greenville, N.C. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm July 1, at 3700 Beresford Rd., Charlotte, NC 28211 and following the service at the church. A memorial service will be held at 11 am on July 2, at Christ Episcopal Church, 1412 Providence Rd., Charlotte, N.C. 28207. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ Episcopal Church or Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte, P.O. Box 220287, Charlotte, N.C. 28222.

Thomas Howse

Mr. Howse died Saturday June 27, 2014 at his residence.  Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday July 5, 2014 at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church Waxhaw, NC.

Edna Hoffman

Edna May Hoffman of Charlotte, NC died on June 21st at Levine and Dixon at Southminster. She was born May 30, 1918 in East Lansdowne, PA.  Edna was the daughter of C. Robert Cheyney and Rachel Trimble Cheyney and the sister of Miriam and Robert Cheyney, Jr.

Edna was treasurer of the class of 1936 at Lansdowne High School. She played field hockey and basketball and was a member of the National Honor Society. At graduation she was honored with a four year scholarship to Beaver College now Arcadia University. Edna majored in health and physical education. After graduation she taught at Springfield high school, Lansdowne high school, and the Agnes Irwin School. Her teaching career was in the Philadelphia, PA area. While teaching at Lansdowne, Edna coached seven undefeated field hockey teams and three undefeated basketball teams. She also coached an undefeated basketball team at the Agnes Irwin School.In 1943 she married John Sinnamon and daughter, Jane, was born. John died in 1948 and in 1959 she married Everett Hoffman who died in 1987. 

Edna is survived by a daughter, Jane Sinnamon Crary and her husband Edward(Ted) Crary of Indian Land, SC. Her grandchildren are Michael Crary of Roswell, GA and Amy Crary Erwin of Charlotte, NC. She was blessed with five great grandchildren. Her nieces are Marge Lomoriello and Carol Abate of Richmond, VA.

Edna will be missed by her family, her many friends, and her former students.  Service were privately held.