Miscellaneous Cabarrus County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Mrs. Susan Ainsworth

CONCORD -- Susan Zeit Ainsworth, 51, of 3511 Milford Court, Concord, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, at her home.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at All Saints Episcopal Church, of which she was a member. The Rev. Fred Hoffman will officiate. 

Visitation will follow the memorial service in the Parrish Hall of the church. At other times the family will be at the residence.

Born Feb. 20, 1950, in Opa Locka, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Harry Zeit and the late Phyllis Anderson Zeit. She was employed as president of TSA The Leaders Edge. She was also a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners. The Susan Z. Ainsworth Scholarship Fund was established by the National Association of Women Business Owners in her name. Susan was a board member of Cabarrus Meals on Wheels. She was also a member of the Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce, where she did Leadership Cabarrus.

She is survived by her husband, Terry Philip Ainsworth of the home; son, Jeffrey Ryan Ainsworth and wife Cayce of Concord; daughter, Heather Anne Todd and husband Lee of Concord; three brothers, Steven Zeit of Concord, Fred Zeit of Melbourne Beach, Fla., and John Ely of Laramie, Wyo.; and grandchildren Kieran Taylor Todd, Brody Nicholas Todd and Harry Austin Ainsworth.

Memorials may be made to the Susan Z. Ainsworth Scholarship Fund, 11 Concord Commons, PMB 241, Concord, NC 28027.

Arrangements are by Hartsell Funeral Home, Concord.
 

Mrs. Hazel Brown

LANDIS -- Hazel Virginia Huffman Brown, 84, of 103 N. Meriah St., died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, at NorthEast Medical Center. Service Monday at 11 a.m. and visitation Monday from 10 to 11 a.m., both at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in Landis. 
 

Dr. Deborah Best-Friedman

WILMINGTON -- Deborah Ann “Debie” Best-Friedman, 36, of Fireside Court in Wilmington and formerly of Kannapolis, died at her residence, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001.

A memorial service will be held today at 2 p.m. at Lady's Funeral Home Chapel in Kannapolis. Dr. Forbis Kivett will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Lady's Funeral Home. 

Born Sep. 7, 1965, in McKessport, Pa., she was a daughter of Richard Dale Best Sr. and Barbara Jean Piper Best of Kannapolis.

She and her husband, Dr. David Friedman, owned Friedman Chiropractic Clinic in Wilmington. She had lived in Wilmington for the past 10 years.

In addition to her parents and husband, survivors include three sisters, Wendy Ann Best Habenicht and husband Brad of China Grove, Melissa Lynn Best Lawter and husband Jonathan and Amy Lynn Best, all of Kannapolis; two brothers, Richard Dale Best Jr. and wife Sherry of Statesville and Edwin Albert Best of Kannapolis; and nieces and nephews, Ryan Habenicht, Jammie Habenicht, Hannah Habenicht, Tyler Mason, J J Lawter, Joshua Lawter, Brandon Best and Brittany Best. 
 

Mrs. Lydia Curry

KANNAPOLIS -- Lydia “Miss Sweetie” Benson Curry, 95, formerly of 201 James St., Kannapolis, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001, at Avante at Concord.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Marable Memorial AME Zion Church. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery. The Rev. Grant Harrison Jr. will officiate.

The family will receive friends 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at the church. At other times they will be at the home of her son, Robert Curry, at 245 Esther Circle, Kannapolis.

Born July 6, 1906, in Lancaster, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Robert Benson and Jency Johnson Benson. She was a member of the missionary board of Marable Memorial AME Zion Church.

Survivors include her three daughters, Senella Outen and Delores Murdock, both of Kannapolis, and Adelaide Barnes of Charlotte; two sons, Robert Curry and Paul Curry, both of Kannapolis; 23 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Bryant-Lytle-Young of Kannapolis is serving the Curry family.
 

Mr. Carl Heglar

CONCORD -- Carl Fred Heglar, 81, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center. Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove will handle arrangements.
 

Mr. William Linker

ROCKWELL -- William Henry “Bill” Linker, 86, of 1555 Cannon Street, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001 at N.C. Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. Lady's Funeral Home in Kannapolis will handle arrangements.
 

Mrs. Dorothy Middleton

KANNAPOLIS -- Dorothy Bost Middleton, 74, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, at NorthEast Medical Center. Whitley's Funeral Home pending funeral will handle arrangements.
 

Mrs. Carol Morgan

KANNAPOLIS --Carol McGinnis Morgan, 69, died at her home on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001. Whitley's Funeral Home will handle arrangements.
 

Mrs. Ruby Moose

CONCORD -- Ruby Irene Ballard Moose, 76, of 360 Burrage Road, N.E., died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, at her home. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Wilkinson Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Robert Leonard and the Rev. Terry Penland will officiate. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wilkinson Funeral Home. 

Born Sept. 21, 1925, in Cabarrus County, she was the daughter of the late William Alex and Viola Blalock Ballard. She was a homemaker and a member of Southside Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Tommie King Moose; two daughters, Sandra Moose Deese and Kathie Moose Loflin, both of Concord; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cabarrus County, P.O. Box 1235, Concord, N.C. 28026-1235.
 

Mrs. Idella Morris

KANNAPOLIS -- Idella Owens Morris, 77, of 250 Northdale Ave., died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, at Best of Care Nursing Home. Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home of Landis will handle arrangements.

Mrs. Daisy “Hon” Barnes

KANNAPOLIS -- Daisy Lee “Hon” Barnes, 85, of Five Oaks Nursing Center and formerly of 110 Waco St., Kannapolis, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, at NorthEast Medical Center.

The funeral will be 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Rock Hill A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. The Rev. Ronald E. Miller will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 3:30 p.m. at the church. At other times they will be at the home on Waco Street.

Born June 22, 1916, in Lancaster County, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Wardlow Williams and the late Lillie Stewart Williams. She was a homemaker of private homes. She was a former member of the David Strand A.M.E. Zion Church of Lancaster, S.C., and a member of Rock Hill A.M.E. Zion Church.

She was preceded in death by a son, Ike Barnes Jr.

Survivors include two sons, James Richard Barnes and Robert Lee Barnes, both of Kannapolis; two sisters-in-law, Johnnie Mae Adams of Lancaster, S.C., and Hattie Massey of Kannapolis; a brother, Thomas Massey of Kannapolis; a brother-in-law, Tommie Archie of Kannapolis; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren, many other relatives and a host of friends.

Clark Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
 

Mr. Jay Hodge

MOORESVILLE -- Jay C. Hodge, of 417 Beaten Path, Mooresville, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.

The funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Lady's Funeral Home.
 

Mr. Mark Lambert

CONCORD -- Mark Monroe Lambert, 43, of 188 Alberta Court, Concord, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at NorthEast Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hartsell Funeral Home in Concord. Burial will follow at West Lawn Cemetery in China Grove. The Rev. Bob Overcash will officiate.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Hartsell Funeral Home in Concord. 

Born June 27, 1958, in Cabarrus County, he was the son of the late Frank Lambert and Jo Ann Wall Lambert of Concord. He was a fork lift operator at Pass & Seymour/Legrand. Mark was met in heaven by his twin grandbuddies Brandon Lee, Matthew James Lambert, and a sister Pam Jeffcoat. In 1970, the family moved to Orangeburg, S.C. It was here that he met and married the late Sebrina Gartman. He moved back to the Concord-Charlotte area in the 1980s. He worked for Graystone Restaurant for many years. He moved back to Concord with his new bride Cyndee Lambert in 1993. He worked in the distribution department of Pass & Seymour/Legrand. He leaves behind many cherished co-workers that became like a second family to him. Mark had a beautiful soul and will be deeply missed by all those who loved him.

In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife, Cynthia Godfrey Lambert of the home; his son, Mark Lee and his wife Stephanie of China Grove; his daughter, Shanna L. Etheridge and her husband Jamie of Orangeburg, S.C.; his grandmother, Elizabeth Wall Overcash of Concord; a brother, Mike Lambert of Concord; two sisters, Amy Sehorn and Karen Beal, both of Concord; and grandbuddies Alex Taylor Lambert, Jonathan Caleb Lambert, Christopher Jams Sutcliffe and Nathan Etheridge.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cabarrus County, PO Box 1235, Concord, NC 28026, to the Salvation Army, PO Box 511, Concord, NC 28026, or to United Cerebral Palsy, 716 Marsh Road, Charlotte, NC 28204.

Hartsell Funeral Home in Concord is handling the arrangements.
 

Mrs. Patty Murray

KANNAPOLIS -- Patty Anne Hart Murray, 88, of 536 Kiser Avenue, Kannapolis, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at NorthEast Medical Center after several years of declining health.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Kannapolis West A Street Church of God. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. The Rev. Sam Crisp and Matthew Beaver will officiate. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service.

The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at Whitley's Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the home on Kiser Ave.

Born March 10, 1913, in Franklin County, Ga., she was the daughter of the late D.H. Hart and the late Effie Lou Partain Hart. She was employed with Cannon Mills Co., Plant #1, Sewing Room for 40 years until her retirement in 1975. She was a member of Kannapolis West A Street Church of God and a resident of Kannapolis since 1941. She volunteered at Big Elm Retirement & Nursing Center in Kannapolis for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Murray Sr.

Survivors include her son, Willie Murray and his wife, Cecil of Kannapolis; and three sisters, Elizabeth Ballard of Kannapolis and Frances Bell and Ruby Bryant, both of Royston, Ga.

Memorials may be made to Kannapolis West A Street Church of God, Building Fund, at 2211 West A Street, Kannapolis, NC 28081.

Whitley's Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
 

Mrs. Edna “Bill” Rogers

CONCORD -- Edna “Bill” Cline Rogers, 80, of 1262 Old Charlotte Rd. S.W., Concord, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at NorthEast Medical Center, after declining health for five years.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at SouthSide Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. The Rev. Robert Leonard will officiate. The body will be taken to the church 30 minutes before service.

The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8:30 at Wilkinson Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the home on Old Charlotte Rd.

Born Aug. 17, 1921, in Cabarrus County, she was the son of the late Leroy A. and Bertha Hahn Cline. She was the retired owner of Rogers Beauty Shop after 30 years. She was a member of SouthSide Baptist Church and a graduate of Southern Beauty College and Richardson's School of Beauty Culture, both in Charlotte.

She was preceded in death her husband, Daniel “Dan” James Rogers, who died in 1994.

Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. June R. Robbins and husband A.C. of Concord; her son, Sonny Rogers and wife Nancy of Concord; her sister, Mrs. Audrey C. Hinson of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; her brother, Eddie L. Cline and wife Betty of Kannapolis; two grandchildren, Todd Robbins and Chandra Patterson; and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to SouthSide Baptist Church at PO Box 805, Concord, NC 28025.

Wilkinson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
 

Aunt Pete

CONCORD -- Mary Ozella Yates Smith “Aunt Pete,” 86, formerly of 204 Andrew St., Concord, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at NorthEast Medical Center.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at South Concord Church of God. Burial will follow at West Concord Cemetery. The Pastor Greg Sloop and Revs. Michael Bare and Todd Jacobs will officiate.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the church. At other times the family will be at 543 Homer St., Concord.

Born July 8, 1915 in Cabarrus County, she was the daughter of the late Jessie W. and the late Victoria Yates. She was retired from Cannon Mills Plant #10 after 50 years of service and a member of South Concord Church of God. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Smith.

Survivors include her foster daughter, Mrs. Phyliss Williamson of Concord; a number of nieces and nephews; and a foster granddaughter, Beth Barker.

Memorials may be made to South Concord Church of God Building Fund, 701 Union Cemetery Rd., Concord, NC 28027.

Wilkinson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
 

Mrs. Nancy Stewart

MOUNT PLEASANT -- Nancy McAllister Stewart, 82, of Marietta, Ga., died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, in Georgia.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity at 1500 S. Main St., Mount Pleasant. Burial will follow in St. James UCC Cemetery, Walnut St., Mount Pleasant. Pastor Pam Isley will officiate.

Mrs. Stewart was born April 12, 1919, the daughter of the late John and Myrtie McAllister. She married Ivan Stewart in 1945 and they lived in Cincinnati, Ohio, raising three sons. Nancy was a homemaker, worked as a surgical nurse at Epp Memorial Hospital in Cincinnati, and was an active member of Roselawn Lutheran Church. Following her retirement she moved to Marietta, Ga., and lived there with her family until her death. 

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Harmon, Joe, George, Jake and Alec, and by one sister, Frances.

Survivors include sons John Bikle and wife Barbara Stewart of Smyra, Ga. and their son Scott; Dean and wife Gretchen Stewart of Moscow, Idaho and their children and grandchildren, Benjamin and Elizabeth Stewart, Forrest and Justin of Holden Village, Washington, Jacob and Wendy Stewart-Gilmer of Frankfort, Germany and Luke Stewart of San Francisco, Calif.; Robert and wife Pauline Stewart of Marietta, Ga. and their children Mac, Elizabeth, and John of Marietta, Ga.; her sister Genevieve Poplin of Mt. Pleasant; and a brother, Larry McAllister and wife Edna of Graham.

Gordon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
 

Mr. Wade Taylor

KANNAPOLIS -- Wade L. Taylor, of 105 Crestwood Court, Kannapolis, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, at his home.

The funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Lady's Funeral Home.


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