Miscellaneous Cabarrus County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Mr. James Barbee Jr.

ALBEMARLE - James Lester Barbee Jr., 75, of Albemarle, died at 3:25 a.m. Monday, May 3, 1999, at his home.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Street United Methodist Church in Albemarle. The Rev. J. David Colson and the Rev. Jeffrey Rushing will officiate. Burial will be at Stanly Gardens of Memory with military rites by the Albemarle Stanly County DAV. Albemarle City Police, former city policemen and members of the Faternal Order of Police will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 this evening at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle and otherwise will be at his home.

Born Oct. 1, 1923, in Stanly County, he was the son of the late James Lester Barbee Sr. and Maggie Harrington Barbee. He was a member of First Street United Methodist Church, where he was a former trustee and chairman of the trustee board and a member of the church administrative board and had been the Sunday School Superintendent. He was a member of United Methodist Men and the Frye McSwain Sunday School Class.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the 3rd Army Military Police in the European Theatre. He was an Albemarle City Policeman for 24 years and the laison officer for the Albemarle City Police Reserve. He was an active member and former chaplain of the Stanly County Faternal Order of Police and a life time member of the Albemarle Stanly County VFW.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Reba Chance Barbee; two sons, Mr. Jim Barbee of Rockingham and Mr. Chris Barbee of Albemarle; a daughter, Mrs. Roger (Jane) Huneycutt of Richfield; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Stanly County, 960 N. First St., Albemarle, or the charity of one's choice.

Mr. Jimmy Bates

KANNAPOLIS - Jimmy Clay Bates, 57, of 276 Allman Farm Road, Kannapolis, died Monday, May 3, 1999, at NorthEast Medical Center as the result of a traffic accident.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Whitley's Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Darrell Adams will officiate. Burial will be at Carolina Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and otherwise will be at the home of his sister, Phyllis Shive, 420 Peaceful Lane, China Grove.

Born March 19, 1942, in McDowell County, he was the son of Edna Nunn Bates of Kannapolis and the late William Clay Bates.

In addition to his sister and mother, survivors include another sister, Dorothy Arlene Foster of Kannapolis, and a brother, Bill Bates of Kannapolis.

Mr. Charles Beaver

CONCORD - Charles S. Beaver, 70, of Concord, died Monday, May 3, 1999 at Avante Nursing Center.

Services will be private and graveside.

Born March 27, 1929 Cabarrus County, he was a son of the late William Irvin and Eva Louise Overcash Beaver.

He was retired from City Cabs and Midway Cabs, and he was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Two sisters, Joyce Cannon and Gracie Helms, preceded him in death. 

He is survived by a sister, Nancy Louise Weaver of Concord.

Mrs. Adelaide Boenheim 

WINSTON-SALEM - Adelaide Lipe Boenheim, 77, 5350 Old Walkertown Road, died Monday. Memorial service 7 p.m. Wednesday, Hartsell Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Russell Davis

SALISBURY - Russell Lee Davis, 72, of 736 Pinehurst St., died Friday, April 30, 1999, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. He had been seriously ill for several days.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Henderson Grove Baptist Church, where he was a member. The Rev. Edgar Shepard, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at A.R. Kelsey Memorial Chapel of Nobel and Kelsey Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the home.

Born June 17, 1926, in Chadbourne, he was the son of the late Addie Page and John Page. He was educated in the public schools of Chadbourne, Columbus County and retired from Hoechst Celanese in 1994. He served on the Board of Trustees and the Deacon Board of Henderson Grove Baptist Church and was a member of the Rowan County Deacons Union. He was also active in Sunday school and a Pastor's aide.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie O. Davis, who died in April 1988.

Survivors include a son, Russell Lee Davis, Jr. of Salisbury; two daughters, Rita C. Davis of Salisbury and Crystal U. Davis of Atlanta, Ga.; a brother, Roster Davis of Jamaica, N.Y.; a sister, Ruthie Mae McKinnon of Philadelphia, Pa.; and one grandchild.

Mr. John Foil Jr.

MOUNT PLEASANT - John Alexander Foil Jr., 43, of 10000 Foil Road, Mount Pleasant, died Monday, May 3, 1999, at N.C. Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. James United Church of Christ. The Rev. Chet Byerly will officiate. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Gordon Funeral Home in Mount Pleasant.

Mr. Foil was born Oct. 11, 1955, in Cabarrus County, the son of Mrs. Virginia Eury Foil and the late John A. "Mutt" Foil. He was a graduate of St. Andrews Presbyterian College with a degree in biology and chemistry. He did graduate work in the doctorate program at Wake Forest University where he became well known for his research on snapping turtles.

He also discovered the species of water mite known as Unionicola foili, found locally in fresh water ponds.

John was an avid environmentalist. He served as a Cabarrus County Soil and Water Conservation supervisor for a number of years and a board member of the county parks and recreation committee.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Virginia E. Foil of Mount Pleasant; a brother, William E. "Bill" Foil of Mount Pleasant; two sisters, N. Joanne Foil and husband, James R. Clayton III of Durham, Dorothy Shillinglaw and husband, Rick Shillinglaw of Little River, S.C.; and nieces, Dorothy and Angelia Clayton and Stacy Shillinglaw.

Memorials may be made to the UNC Hemophilia Center, 433 Burnett-Wolmack Building, CB 7015, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599-7015.

Mr. O.J. Hartsell

KANNAPOLIS - Otis Junior "O.J." Hartsell of 5608 Pagemont Drive, Kannapolis, died May 3, 1999, at 6:40 p.m. at his home.

Whitley's Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Rev. Amos Helms

MOCKSVILLE ­ Amos Cleo Helms, 71, of 4440 Highway 64, Mocksville, died at 9:25 p.m. Sunday, May 2, 1999, at NorthEast Medical Center.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Gospel Light Freewill Baptist Church. The Rev. George Reynolds and the Rev. Collie Howard will officiate. Burial will be at West Concord Cemetery with military rites conducted by DAV Chapter 27.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Hartsell Funeral Home in Concord and otherwise will be at 101 Ash St. N.W., Concord.

Born May 14, 1927, in Cabarrus County, he was the son of the late Arthur Vann Helms and Annie Mae Mason Helms. He was a retired minister and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Ballard Helms; five sons, Ronnie Helms and Terry Helms, both of Concord, Billy Helms of Hamlet, Rocky Helms of Shallotte and Tracy Helms of Kannapolis; three daughters, Maxine Coley and Nyoka New, both of Concord, and Tammy Anderson of Hartsville, S.C.; two brothers, Arthur "Buck" Helms of Concord and J.V. Helms of Monroe; two sisters, Annie Lee Barbee and Joyce Lambert, both of Concord; 20 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 928, Concord, N.C. 28025.

Mr. John Oliphant

MOORESVILLE - John Davidson "Jack" Oliphant, 92, of Oliphant Road, died Friday, April 30, 1999, at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.

Born Dec. 3, 1906, in Iredell County, he was the son of the late Edd Davidson Oliphant and May Freeze Oliphant. A retired maintenance supervisor at Burlington Industries Cascade Plant after 40 years of service, he was also a farmer and cattleman. He was the oldest member of Jones Memorial United Methodist Church, Mooresville. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Pauline O. Knox in 1980 and also by two sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Lucy Galliher, whom he married in 1925; five sons, Robert (Bobby) Oliphant and his wife Frances, Harold Oliphant and his wife Wilma, Wayne Oliphant and his wife Alma, and Gary Oliphant, all of Mooresville, Jack L. Oliphant and his wife Martha, of Troutman, two daughters, Lorene O. Shinn and her husband Tilden of Mooresville and Virginia O. Follette and her husband, Rufus, of Clemmons, a sister, Pearl O. Auten of Thomasville; 21 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Jones Memorial United Methodist Church in Mooresville with the Rev. Leo Fair officiating.

Memorials may be made to Jones Memorial United Methodist Church, 648 W. Park Ave., Mooresville, NC 28115.

Cavin Funeral Home, Mooresville is serving the family of Mr. Oliphant.
 Mrs. Mae Orfield

KANNAPOLIS - Mae Victoria Troutman Orfield, 87, of 610 Old Centergrove Road, Kannapolis, died at 4:25 a.m. Monday, May 3, 1999, at Five Oaks Nursing Center.

Services will be at eight tonight at Whitley's Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Keith Grogg will officiate. Burial will be at Carolina Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at the funeral home and otherwise will be at her home.

Born March 18, 1912, in Rowan County, she was the daughter of the late William A. Troutman and Agnes Sides Troutman. She retired from Cannon Mills Company Sewing Room in 1977. She was a member of Second Presbyterian Church.

Her husband, Henry P. Orfield, died in 1976. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Myrtle T. Henley.

Survivors include two daughters, Marie Cruse and Nancy O. Bennett, both of Kannapolis; four grandchildren, Trina Mills, Craig Bennett, Jill Reinhardt and Joy Gainey; seven great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandchild; and a niece.

Mr. Billy Phillips

CONCORD - Billy Angelo Phillips "Bootny", 24, of 55 Chestnut Drive, died April 30, 1999, at Mercy Hospital, Charlotte.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at First Primitive Baptist Church. The Rev. Nathaniel Davis will officiate. Burial will be at Rutherford Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church from 2 until 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Born January 20, 1975, in Cabarrus County, he was the son of Billy E. Phillips and Nadine G. Phillips, both of Concord.

Survivors include three sons, Jonathan Faggart of Concord, Caleb Phillips and Denzel Phillips, both of Kannapolis; a sister, Nashika Phillips of Concord; a brother, Antonio Phillips of Concord; a grandmother, Lizzie Griffin of Albemarle; and a grandfather, Billy Gene Phillips of Concord.

Kelsey Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Mr. Oddie Poole, Sr.

SALISBURY - Oddie Theodore Poole, Sr., 91, of Salisbury, died Monday, May 3, 1999, at his home. Services 4 p.m. Wednesday at Saint Lukes United Church of Christ. Visitation 7 until 8:30 tonight at Powles Funeral Home, Rockwell.

Elder Paul Stroupe

RICHFIELD - Elder Paul Baine Stroupe, 64, of 28501 Misenheimer Road, formerly of Locust, died Monday, May 3, 1999, at Stanly memorial Hospital in Albemarle.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Meadow Creek Primitive Baptist Church in Locust. Elder Newell Helms and Elder Joe Helms will officiate. Burial will be at Meadow Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle from 6 until 8 p.m. tonight. At other times they will be at the home.

Born July 19, 1934, in Gaston County, he was a son of the late Samuel Foster Stroupe and Ethel Lois Morrison Stroupe. He attended Carson-Newman college and Fruitland Bible College. He was a church minister and a retired purchasing agent for Eudy Cabinet Shop. He was a U. S. Army veteran. He served as Elder of Meadow Creek Primitive Baptist Church in Locust and Cool Springs Primitive Baptist Church of Travelers Rest in South Carolina. He was a former mayor of Locust. His first wife, Martha LaVerne Emmett Stroupe, died in November 1997.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Jean Vanhoy Stroupe of the home; two sons, Mark C. Stroupe of Stanfield and Torben Stroupe of Albemarle; three sisters, Mrs. Ruby Lineberger of Dallas, NC, Mrs. Betty Pasour of Cherryville and Mrs. Bonnie Bridges of Kings Mountain; three brothers, Floyd Stroupe and David Stroupe both of Unionville and Dwight Stroupe of Cherryville; two stepsons, Eric Plowman of Wilson and Jon Plowman of Gold Hill; three grandsons, Landon Stroupe of Stanfield and Austin Stroupe and Evan Stroupe both of Albemarle and two granddaughters, Miss Amber Stroupe of Stanfield and Miss Carmen Stroupe of Albemarle. A son, Jeff Stroupe preceded him in death March 27, 1999.

Memorials may be made to Meadow Creek Primitive Baptist Church, c/o Time Herrin, 3219 Baucom-Manor Road, Monroe, N.C., 28110.

Mrs. Nellie Taylor

DURHAM - Nellie Verdess Johnson "Bert" Taylor, 70, of 3816 Booker St., died Friday, April 30, 1999, at Duke University Medical Center.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Belfonte Presbyterian Church. Dr. Gregory Davis, pastor, and Avery Brown will officiate. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Born May 11, 1928, in Cabarrus County, she was the daughter of the late Mr. Eugene and Mrs. Casker Caldwell Johnson.

Survivors include her husband, Ben Taylor of the home; a step-daughter, Karen Taylor of Durham; five sisters, Ethel J. Weathers of Harrisburg, Margie J. Steele of Saint Paul, Minn., Annie Mae J. Pharr of Charlotte, Willette J. McClure of New York, N.Y., Mrs. Elaine J. Ford of Harrisburg; and one grandchild.

Scarborough Funeral Home of Durham is handling the arrangements.

Mr. Bob Weaver

KANNAPOLIS ­ Robert Franklin "Bob" Weaver Sr., 86, of 704 Kentucky St., Kannapolis, died at 1:55 a.m. Monday, May 3, 1999, at NorthEast Medical Center after six weeks of declining health.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Royal Oaks Presbyterian Church, of which he was a member for more than 40 years. The Rev. Crawford White will officiate. Burial will be at Carolina Memorial Park with military rites conducted by DAV Chapter 27.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of his 1940 Statesville High School football team.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Whitley's Funeral Home and otherwise will be at his home.

Born April 18, 1913, in Edgecomb County, he was the son of the late Robert Fletcher Weaver and Margaret Denton Weaver.

Mr. Weaver was a graduate of Appalachian State Teachers College, where he won four letters in football, four letters in baseball and two letters in basketball. He was a elected to the Appalachian Sports Hall of Fame in 1986. He was also bestowed a Distinguished Alumnus of Appalachian State University in 1977.

After college, he was involved in coaching various minor league baseball teams in the southeastern United States. He eventually came to Statesville High School to coach the Grayhounds of which he had a championship team in 1940. He remained active throughout the years with his teammates. His players formed a club honoring their coaches called the Weaver, Kelly and Mundhenke Team of 40 Club.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a lieutenant in the Pacific Theatre of Operations. After wartime service, he was active in the Naval Reserves for years. In 1964, he joined the U.S. Army and became a member of the N.C. Army National Guard until his 60th birthday.

In 1950 he moved to Concord and eventually Kannapolis. He taught and coached at Harrisburg High School. Later he became affiliated with Royal Oaks Elementary School where he served the principal and a sixth grade teacher until his retirment. He spent 30 years in education.

He served as a member of the Cabarrus County Board of Education from 1980 to 1986. He was a member of the Cabarrus Retired School Personnel for many years.

He was a charter member of the Royal Oaks Optimist Club in Kannapolis, where he served the club in various capacities, particularly involved in the Christmas tree, peanut and bike safety projects. He was a Mason and a Shriner.

He was a former elder at his church and had taught Sunday school at various times. He helped build the present sanctuary. He also represented his church at the Concord Synod meetings for many years.

His wife, Mrs. Nancy Leinster Weaver, died May 21, 1996.

Survivors include three sons, Henry J. Weaver of Boone, Benton F. "Benny" Weaver of Venice, Fla. and Robert F. Weaver II of Kannapolis; a daughter, Judith S. Weaver of Troutman; three grandsons, Mark Weaver and Jason Weaver, both of Venice, Fla. and Scott Miller of Hickory; and a great-grandchild, Madeline Grace Miller of Hickory.

Memorials may be made to Royal Oaks Presbyterian Church, 703 Tennessee St., Kannapolis, N.C. 28083.

Mr. Jay Whitaker

KANNAPOLIS ­ W.J. "Jay" Whitaker, 71, of 1202 Haywood Ave., Kannapolis, died at 4:10 p.m. Monday May 3, 1999 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.

Whitley's Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Mr. Charlie Wilhelm

GASTONIA - Charlie Lee Wilhelm, 84, formerly of China Grove, died Monday, May 3, 1999, at Gaston Memorial Hospital. Services Wednesday 2 p.m. at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove. Visitation one hour before services. 


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