Miscellaneous Cabarrus County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Mrs. Demetrius Beamon

KANNAPOLIS -- Velta Demetrius Pair Beamon, 75, of 118 Brookshire Drive, Kannapolis, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, at NorthEast Medical Center.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bethleham Baptist Church, of which she was a member. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. The Rev. Edward Pigg will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Wilkinson Funeral Home. The body will also be taken to the church 30 minutes prior to the service.

Born Dec. 29, 1926, in Gaston County, she was the daughter of the late Hardy L. and Lula Edwards Pair. She was retired from Grants Department Store.

Mrs. Beamon was preceded in death by her husband, P.I. Beamon.

Survivors include a son, Larry Wayne Allen and wife Donna of Kannapolis; three grandchildren, David Allen, Debbie Bowers, and Jennifer Cook; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Bethleham Baptist Church, 42 Liske Ave., Concord, NC 28027.

Wilkinson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements for Mrs. Beamon.
 

Miss Evelyn Biggers

MONROE -- Evelyn Louise Biggers, 82, of 215 Clontz Road, Monroe, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at Union Regional Hospital.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hartsell Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Crooked Creek Primitive Baptist Church in Monroe.

Born Jan. 20, 1919, in Union County, she was the daughter of the late Mamie Biggers and Henry Brown Biggers. She was a retired secretary with Universal Pictures and a member of Oakhurst Baptist Church. She was a veteran of the U.S. Marines having served in World War II.

Survivors include two sisters, Mildred Austin of Monroe and Helen Lowder of Charlotte; and one brother, Heath Biggers of Midland.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is handling the arrangements.
 

Mrs. Ruth Edmondson

HIGH POINT -- Ruth Byerly Edmondson, 96, of High Point, N.C., died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, at the Wesleyan Arms Nursing Home.

Mrs. Edmondson was born in Guilford County on Dec. 5, 1905, the fifth of 10 children born to Joseph Purnell and Caroline Allred Byerly. After working at Adams Millis Hosiery for many years, Mrs. Edmondson was a nurse's aide at High Point Regional Hospital. She moved briefly to Concord after the 1980 death of her husband, Julius Dallas Edmondson. She then returned to High Point where she lived at Astor Dowdy Towers before moving to Wesleyan Arms. She was a member of Conrad Memorial Baptist Church and was well-known among her family and friends for her southern hospitality.

Surviving is a brother, Fred W. “Bill” Byerly of Jamestown and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Conrad Memorial Baptist Church, officiated by the Rev. Marcus Campbell and the Rev. Bob Hiatt. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery in Greensboro. 

The family will receive friends at the church Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until the service hour. 

Memorials may be made to Conrad Memorial Baptist Church, 1920 N. Centennial Street, High Point, NC 27262, or to the church of the donor's choice.

Harold C. Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family.
 

Mr. John Frieze III

SENOIA, Ga. -- John William Frieze III, 26, of Senoia, Ga., died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Carl J. Mowell & Son Chapel in Peachtree City, Ga. Burial will follow at Westminster Memorial Gardens in Peachtree City, Ga.

Mr. Frieze was the son of Linda and John Frieze II of Ellenboro, N.C.

In addition to his parents, survivors include his wife, Tiffany Royal Frieze of Senoia; a daughter, Grace Riley Frieze of Senoia; two sisters, Tamara Lyons of Sugar Hill and Sherri Kilby of Kannapolis; and nephews.

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
 

Mrs. Edna Glosson

CHARLOTTE -- Edna Kennington Glosson passed away on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at the age of 91. 

She was born June 12, 1910, in Lancaster, S.C., the daughter of the late Leila Todd and Roach Hazel Kennington. She was the wife of the late Charlie William Glosson to whom she was married for 56 years until his death in 1996.

Valedictorian of her class, Edna graduated from Lowell High School and later received her bachelor of arts degree from Catawba College and a master's degree in education from Appalachian State University. She was an educator in the Kannapolis City and Mecklenburg County school systems for more than 32 years, serving at various times as teacher, guidance counselor and principal. 

Edna was a life member of the Women's Society of Christian Service in Kannapolis and was also the president of the Clarice Women's Club, and served as Superintendent of Sunday School for 15 years. She was president of the local Chapter of the Red Cross, Founder and president of the Young at Heart Senior Citizens Group at Dunlin's Grove Christian Advent Church, and started the drive that led to the formation of children's summer playground activities at Clear Creek School, soliciting the Governor's backing to insure the program's establishment. She represented Mecklenburg County at the Mother of the Year Awards held in Raleigh, was president of the E.H. Club in Mecklenburg County for 10 years, and president of the local Teacher's N.C.E.A. group.

Edna is survived by her daughter, Martha Glosson Howard of Charlotte; her son, Ronald Kennington Glosson of Barrington, R.I.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel at Carolina Memorial Park Gardens in Concord, with entombment to follow in the mausoleum. The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel.

Memorials may be made to the Retired Teachers Personnel Fund, c/o Doris Buchanan, 900 Nance St., Kannapolis, NC, or to Trinity United Methodist Church, 416 East 1st St., Kannapolis, NC.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is handling the arrangements.
 

Mr. Joe Hartsell Jr.

CONCORD -- Joe Franklin Hartsell Jr., 62, of 6500 Flowe's Store Road, Concord, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, at his home.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wilkinson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. The Rev. Leon Smith will officiate.

The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at Wilkinson Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the home on Flowe's Store Rd.

Born Nov. 19, 1939, in Cabarrus County, he was the son of the late Joe F. Hartsell Sr. and Frances Faggart Hartsell. He was employed with BSL Lumber Company and an avid gardener who loved to ride his Harley Davidson.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Wilson Hartsell; two daughters, Wanda Beachum and her husband Justin of Wadesboro and Susan Usrey and her husband Johnny of Lilesville; a step-daughter, Reba Lee of Kannapolis; a son, Dale Hartsell of Concord; a step-son, Jeffrey Burgess of Kannapolis; five grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA, 23058-5216.

Wilkinson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements for Mr. Hartsell.
 

Mrs. Joyce Henry

KANNAPOLIS -- Joyce Colleen Yates Henry, 72, of 1007 Kentucky Street, Kannapolis, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at NorthEast Medical Center.

The funeral will be 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Whitley's Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. The Rev. Leon Smith will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Whitley's Funeral Home. At other times the family will be at the home of her daughter, Joyce McCool at 1005 Kentucky St., Kannapolis.

Born June 10, 1929, in Cabarrus County, she was the daughter of the late W.P. “Bill” Yates and Fannie Clampett Yates. Mrs. Henry was educated in the Kannapolis City Schools and she was a member of Fisher Street Baptist Church in Concord. A homemaker all her life, she was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Henry, who died in 1999.

Survivors include her son, William “Bill” Henry of Kannapolis; two daughter, Joyce McCool and husband Al and Joan Honeycutt and husband Howard, all of Kannapolis; two brothers, Price Yates and Wayne Yates, both of Kannapolis; a sister, Willie Mae Palmer of Kannapolis; five grandchildren, Kevin Honeycutt, Jason Honeycutt, Melonie Henry, Tracie Faircloth, and Joye McCool; and two great-grandchildren, Ashton Alexander and Matthew Alexander.

Memorials may be made to Royal Oaks Baptist Church, 904 Texas Street, Kannapolis, NC 28083.

Whitley's Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
 
 
 

Mr. Chase King

MOORESVILLE -- Chase Cameron King, 21, of 1145 Mill Chase Circle, Mooresville, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, on arrival at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.

The funeral will be 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Mount Zion First Freewill Baptist Church in Kannapolis. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. The Revs. Joe Rahme and Bill Coughlin will officiate.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Whitley's Funeral Home.

Born April 2, 1980, in Cabarrus County, he was the son of Jack G. King Jr. and Darlene Lovett King, both of Kannapolis. He was employed with T & T Moving Systems in Charlotte and helped his father-in-law with his business, Paramount Builders in China Grove. He loved the Lord and had a great love for his wife, child, and a large family that included many relatives from N.C., S.C., and Tenn. He also enjoyed spending time with his friends. He attended and enjoyed spending time at Mount Zion First Freewill Baptist Church in Kannapolis. His wife is expecting his second child on May 22.

Mr. King was preceded in death by his grandmother, Virginia Meeks Lovett.

In addition to his parents, survivors include his wife, Jamie Bond King; his son, Izaac King of the home; his sister, Shelley Nicole King of Kannapolis; his paternal grandfather, Edward Lovett of Kannapolis; a nephew, Seth Riley King of Kannapolis; and his father and mother-in-law, Mike and Ann Bond of China Grove.

Memorials may be made to Mount Zion First Freewill Baptist Church, c/o special fund to help the family, 517 Pleasant Ave., Kannapolis, NC 28081.

Whitley's Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
 

Mrs. Lois Lanaghan

CONCORD -- Lois Ann Guyeske Lanaghan, 65, of 651 Main Street, Concord, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, at NorthEast Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove. Burial will follow at Sunset Cemetery in Kannapolis. The Rev. Bobby Bailey will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove.

Born June 30, 1936, in Elyria, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Helen O'Neil Guyeske and Herman Guyeske. She was educated in Elyria Schools and a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Jack Leroy Lanaghan of Concord; two sons, Lenny Lanaghan of China Grove and Jack Lanaghan Jr. of Kannapolis; two daughters, Kathy Cole of China Grove and Patty Covak of N. Olmstead, Ohio; a brother, Bob Guyeske of N. Ridgeville, Ohio; a sister, Lila Beckloff of Elyria, Ohio; and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Solid Rock Baptist Church, 1440 Pine Ridge Rd., China Grove, NC 28023.

Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove is handling the arrangements.
 

Mrs. Nancy Laney

MATTHEWS -- Nancy Ruth Holcomb Laney, 77, of Matthews, passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at the Smith Nursing Center in Monroe.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Siler Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

The family will receive friends tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the McEwen Funeral Home in Monroe.
 

Mr. Jim Ledbetter

NEWTON -- James T. “Jim” Ledbetter, 74, of 615 South College Avenue, Newton, passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, at Frye Regional Medical Center.

Born April 13, 1927, in Rockingham County, he was the son of the late Fred D. and Jessie Martin Ledbetter.

Jim has resided in Newton, N.C. for the past 55 years. He came to the Unifour in 1947 to play baseball for the Newton-Conover Twins professional team. It was during this time that he met his wife, the former Aileen Delores (Dee) Jones. He worked for General Electric's Distribution Transformer Department in Hickory for 32 years as a Master Maintenance Mechanic, specializing in welding and fabrication. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Merchant Marines and N.C. National Guard. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Newton.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Ray “Buddy” Ledbetter.

Jim grew up hunting and fishing, developing a love of the outdoors, which he shared with all he came in contact with. Without a doubt, he came to love fishing, especially largemouth bass fishing. He shared his love for fishing on his program, “The Piedmont Sportsman,” which aired on WHKY-TV, UFH Channel 14 in Hickory, N.C. for years. Later his show could be seen on Catawba Valley Cable Systems and other cable systems in the Piedmont area.

Outside of his TV show, Jim gave seminars on bass fishing to community groups, spoke at boat shows and bass clubs and sponsored in-store promotions for various equipment suppliers. Youth organizations such as the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H clubs and youth bass clubs were special focus of his efforts and his contributions.

While Jim did fish competitively on the Pro Bass Circuit, his primary motivation was to get people of all ages and backgrounds interested in fishing. Through the years, Jim has sponsored or organized many events targeted directly at increasing the awareness of and excitement about fishing. The most significant of the events is the annual American Cancer Society Buddy Bass Tournament, started 15 years ago. Over the years, this tournament has raised in excess of $500,000 for cancer research. He has also been recognized by the Boy Scouts of America, the Girl Scouts of America, the North Carolina Wildlife Federation, and was currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Hickory Metro Sports Authority.

Survivors include his wife, Delores Jones Ledbetter of Newton; a son, James T. “Tom” Ledbetter Jr. of Pittsboro, N.C.; a daughter, Cathy E. Ledbetter of Gastonia; four sisters, Mary Sue Joyce of Stoneville, N.C., Louise Atwood of Mayodan, N.C., Loretta Groome of Thomasville, and Dot Mills of Mary Ester, Fla.; four grandchildren, Cassie A. Tate of Hickory; Justin T. Ledbetter, Kristen A. Ledbetter, and Erin M. Ledbetter, all of Pittsboro, N.C.; one great-grandchild, Bryanna T. Rosario of Orlando, Fla.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Dr. Joseph Welker and Rev. Cythina Williams will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home in Newton.

Honorary pallbearers will be Rob Digh, Doug Spencer, Mac Byrum, Charlie Simmons, Al Dutton, Ray Reaves, Bryan McRee and Hossie Stroud.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to First Presbyterian Church, 701 North Main Ave., Newton, NC 28658, or to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 2994, Hickory, NC 28603.

Condolences may be sent to www.willisreynoldsfuneralhome.com.

The Ledbetter family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home in Newton.
 

Mr. Miles Moss

KANNAPOLIS -- Miles West Moss, 84, of 1204 Lane Street, Kannapolis, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at NorthEast Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Whitley's Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. The Rev. Skipper Watwood will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Whitley's Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the home on Lane Street.

Born Aug. 10, 1917, in Catawba County, he was the son of the late Stamey Enoch Moss and Nannie Lou Brown Moss. He was an active member of Jackson Park United Methodist Church for over 50 years. He was retired from Blazer Financial Services after working over 20 years, retiring in 1979, where he was a finance manager. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy from World War II.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Bertha Braswell Moss; a son, Michael West Moss of Germany; a daughter, Cherie Milene Moss of Concord; two grandchildren, Kyra M. Moss and Sawyer Moss; and a brother, Marshall Moss of Taylorsville.

Memorials may be made to Jackson Park United Methodist Church, 715 Mable Ave., Kannapolis, NC 28083.

Whitley's Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
 

Mr. Everette Noles

INDIAN TRAIL, NC -- Everette M. Noles, 68, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002. Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday at Indian Trail United Methodist Church. Visitation tonight from 7 to 9 at the McEwen Funeral Home in Monroe.
 

Mr. Dennis Peoples

CLEVELAND, N.C. -- Dennis Allen Peoples, 42, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at his home.

Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday at Summersett Memorial Chapel. Visitation tonight from 7 to 9 at Summersett Funeral Home.


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