|Mrs. Martha Cranford
CONCORD -- Martha Pharr Cranford, 74, of Rocky River Road, Concord,
died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002, at University Hospital.
Wilkinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Wade Spears
PINEVILLE -- Wade Spears died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, at Lakeview
Living Center in Pineville.
Whitley's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Faye Abernathy
KANNAPOLIS -- Faye Hendren Abernathy, 94, formerly of 428 S. Main St.,
Kannapolis, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, at Universal Healthcare.
The funeral will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Whitley's Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. The Revs. David Myers, Jim
Abernathy and Coy Privette will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday. At other
times they will be at the home of her daughter on 428 Main St.
Born Feb. 13, 1907, in Iredell County, she was the daughter of the
late Hicks Hendren and Pearl Baker Hendren. She had worked at Cannon Mills
Company and retired from Kannapolis City Schools Food Service at Aycock
School in 1984. She was an active member of North Kannapolis Baptist Church
for many years and she loved working in her garden and growing beautiful
Mrs. Abernathy was preceded in death by her husband, James Fred Abernathy,
who died in 1959, and two sons, James W. (Bill) Abernathy in 2001 and Paul
Abernathy in 1971.
Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Ann Hardin and her husband Melvin
of Kannapolis; a sister, Ann Dellinger of Hiddenite, N.C.; eight grandchildren;
13 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to North Kannapolis Baptist Church, c/o Building
Fund, 312 Locust Street, Kannapolis, NC 28081.
Whitley's Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Mr. Tommie Barbee
CONCORD -- Tommie Jackson Barbee, 77, of 2483 Applegate Drive, died
Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, at NorthEast Medical Center.
Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday at Hartsell Funeral Home in Concord. Visitation
from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
CONCORD -- Infant Jordan Tyler Blalock died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002,
at NorthEast Medical Center.
Graveside service 11 a.m. Saturday at Lakeland Memorial Park in Monroe.
Visitation Saturday morning from 10 to 10:45 at McEwen Funeral Home
Mr. Joe Brannum
BALTIMORE, Md. -- Joe Lewis Brannum, of Baltimore, Md., died Tuesday,
Jan. 2, 2002, at his residence. He was the son of Rosie Strickland and
the late James Brannum of Concord.
Mrs. Ethel Brown
KANNAPOLIS -- Ethel Juanita Shuffler Brown, 60, died Wednesday, Jan.
9, 2002, at Kindred Hospital in Greensboro.
Funeral 2 p.m. Saturday at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove.
Vistation tonight from 7 to 8:30 at the funeral home.
Mrs. Minnie Eudy
MIDLAND -- Minnie Idell Connell Eudy, 85, of 4316 Whitetail Lane, Midland,
died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, at her home.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Midland.
Burial will follow at Sharon Memorial Park in Charlotte. The Revs. Thomas
Gibbs and John DeBell will officiate.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Hartsell Funeral
Home in Midland.
Born Nov. 25, 1916, in Union County, she was the daughter of the late
Salley Nettie Page Connell and William Marshall Connell. She was a homemaker
and a member of First Baptist Church in Midland, where she was active as
a Sunday School teacher and other activities.
Survivors include her husband, James Robert Eudy of Midland; a son,
David R. Eudy of Midland; a daughter, Rite E. Short and her husband Dan
of Midland; a sister, Cora Burr of Denton; and three grandchildren, Jason
Short, Amy Short and Kenza Wingate.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 4720 Garmon
Mill Road, Midland, NC 28107.
Hartsell Funeral Home in Midland is handling the arrangements.
Mr. Reginald Evans
CONCORD -- Reginald B. Evans of 131 Georgia St., SW, Concord, died
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, at NorthEast Medical Center.
Walker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Brad Holland Jr.
KANNAPOLIS -- A memorial service for Victor Bradshaw Holland Jr. will
be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church. The Rev.
Don Shuman and Janet Ward Black will officiate.
Mr. Holland is survived by his wife, Fran Black Holland; a daughter,
Sarannett Holland Shelton; a son, Victor Bradshaw Holland III; a step-daughter,
Janet Ward Black; a step-son, Baxter Franklin Black III; three grandchildren,
Victor Holland IV, Hollie Shelton and Brad Shelton; four step-grandchildren,
Frances Black Delgatty, Franklin Black, Walter Davidson and Clay Davidson;
and two great-grandchildren, Justin Shelton and Brandon Shelton.
Memorials may be made to the Music Department of Trinity United Methodist
Church, in care of Jon Hutchinson, 416 East First Street, Kannapolis, NC
28083, or the Salvation Army, PO Box 511, Concord, NC 28026.
Lady's Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Holland.
STANFIELD -- Michael Wayne McKinley, 31, of Stanfield, died Wednesday,
Jan. 9, 2002. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, Hartsell Funeral Home Chapel, Midland.
Visitation 10 a.m. Saturday, Hartsell Funeral Home.
Mr. Hoyle Rodgers
KANNAPOLIS -- Hoyle Brown Rodgers, 81, of 808 East 22nd St., Kannapolis,
died Jan. 10, 2002, at his residence after a declining illness.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Linn-Honeycutt Funeral
Home Chapel in Landis. The Rev. Jim Harris of Salisbury will officiate.
Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in China Grove.
Pallbearers include Steve Absher, Jerry Gardner, Luther Williams, James
Houck, Earl Cline and Leonard Ewing.
Special eulogy will be given by Larry Wayne Corriher Jr., a grandson.
The family will receive friends at the Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home
in Landis tonight from 6:30 to 8.
Mr. Rodgers was born Feb. 10, 1920, in Rowan County, the son of the
late Luke Rodgers and the late Minnie Rodgers. He was a member of Landis
First United Methodist Church and graduated from Landis High School.
Mr. Rodgers served in the U.S. Army during World War II with the 749th
Anti-Aircraft Artillery Gun Battalion, serving his country proudly from
1944 to 1946. A decorated veteran, he served at the Battle of the Bulge
with General Patton in the 3rd Army Heavy Artillery. He received three
battle mission stars, World War II Victory Medal and the Purple Heart.
Proud to proclaim his love for Jesus Christ, Hoyle loved to quote scripture
and witness to everyone he came in contact with. He will be missed by everyone
who knew him.
He was employed with Cannon Mills for many years, then worked as a
gate security guard for Wackenhut, then Barton Security Services with Pillowtex
until his death.
Past Master of Eureka lodge of China Grove, he was a member of the
Woodmen of the World. He was a member of the National Rifle Association
and a believer in the right to bear arms.
Mr. Rodgers is predeceased by his wife, Caroline Reavis Rodgers, and
a daughter, Carolyn Diane Rodgers Corriher.
Survivors include a son, Donald H. Rodgers and wife Sharon of Kannapolis;
grandchildren, Larry Corriher Jr. and wife Teresa of Cleveland, Tenn.,
Robert Corriher and wife Kim of Hickory, and Rhonda Propst of Kannapolis;
four great-grandchildren, Daniel Corriher, Brittany Corriher, and Jayla
Clark, all of Cleveland, Tenn., and Shelby Corriher of Hickory; a sister,
Ishmael Gardner and husband J.C. of Kannapolis; friend and special companion
Beulah Williams of Concord; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Special thanks to Hospice of Cabarrus County for being available to
us for our concerns and questions. Memorials may be made to Hospice of
Cabarrus County, PO Box 1235, Concord, NC 28026-1235.
Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in Landis is handling the arrangements.
Mrs. Alice York Baker
PALM BEACH -- Alice Yorke Baker, 94, of Palm Beach Florida, died Saturday,
Dec. 22, 2001.
Born in Concord, she was the daughter of Pearl Thompson Yorke and Aaron
Jones Yorke. She lived in Jacksonville Fla., during the 1920s. Mrs. Baker
spent most of her life in New York City. While remaining a true southerner,
she had a vital engagement with New York life, particularly through her
work at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John D. Baker, who died in
1992 and a brother, Aaron Jones Yorke III.
Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Baker Mallory, of Wilson,
Wyo., Alice Baker Cullen, of Villanova, Pa., and Joan Brooks Baker, of
Sante Fe, N.M.; step-sister, Lucy Callery of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; six
grandchildren; five great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held in the spring in Concord and in Jacksonville.
In lieu of flowers, friends may make memorial contributions to the Womens
Association of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, 7 West 55 St. New
York NY 10019.
Arrangements by Hardage-Giddens Main Street Chapel.
Mrs. Lillian Biles
PINEVILLE -- Lillian Sweatt Biles, 83, of 12920 Dorman Road, Pineville,
and formerly of South Loop Road, Kannapolis, died Friday Jan. 11, 2002,
at Sardis Oaks Nursing Center. Lady's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Ethel Juanita Brown
GREENSBORO -- Ethel Juanita Shuffler Brown, died Wednesday, Jan. 9,
2002. Service 2 p.m. today, Pine Ridge Baptist Church. Burial at West Lawn
Mr. Donald Calderwood
CONCORD -- Donald E. Calderwood, of 2207 Quail Drive, Concord, died
Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, at his home.
The funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later
by Hartsell Funeral Home on Concord.
Mrs. Eva Frazier Cashion
CONCORD -- Eva Frazier Cashion, 81, of 6205 Wright Road, Kannapolis,
died Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, at St. Andrews Living Center. in Concord.
The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Enoch Lutheran Church.
Burial will follow at Church Cemetery. The Rev. John Mark Beam will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Enoch
Lutheran Church. At other times they will be at the home of her niece at
6115 Wright Road, Kannapolis.
Born June 5, 1920, in Rowan County, she was the daughter of the late
Elisha W. Frazier and Lillie Scott Frazier. She previously worked at Cannon
Mills Co. and owned and operated Eva's Beauty Shop for 20 years. She was
also a nurse for 15 years. She was a member of St. Enoch Lutheran Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe E. Cashion, who died
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to St. Enoch Lutheran Church Improvement Fund,
701 Campbell Ave., Kannapolis NC 28081.
Mr. James Cleveland Drye
CONCORD -- James Cleveland Drye, 66, of 127 Stonecrest Circle, Concord,
died Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, 9:03 a.m., at Decedent's Residence.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Broadus Memorial Baptist Church.
Burial will follow at West Concord Cemetery. The Rev. Rodney Quesenberry
The family will receive friends at Hartsell Funeral Home. At other
times they will be at 127 Stonecrest Circle.
Born Dec. 29, 1935, in Cabarrus County, he was the son of Alice Evelyn
Rhinehardt Drye and the late Leonard W. Drye. He worked for Kepley Construction
Company in Salisbury as a housemover. He was a member of Boadus Memorial
Baptist Church in Concord.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra Blackwelder Drye.
Survivors include his mother, Alice Evelyn Rhinehardt Drye, of Concord;
his wife, Brenda Drye, of Concord; one son, Randy Dye, of Concord; one
daughter, Tammy Drye and husband Jerry Dean Garmon, of Concord; three brothers,
Lester Eugene Drye, Glenn W. Drye, both of Concord, and Norman Drye, of
Memorials may be made to Broadus Memorial Church Building Fund, 59
Green St., Concord NC 28027, or to Hospice of Cabarrus County, P.O. Box
1235, Concord NC 28026.
Mr. Eugene H. Hayworth Sr.
SILER CITY -- Eugene Holland Hayworth Sr., 62, of 2741 Old Coleridge
Road, Siler City, died Thursday Jan. 10, 2002, at Chatham Hospital, Inc.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Smith and Buckner Funeral Home.
Mr. Hayworth was a native of Durham County, a truck driver and was
a Marine veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Paulley Hayworth, of Siler City;
two sons, Eugene H. Hayworth Jr., of Denver Colo., and Steven Hayworth,
of Raleigh; five daughters, Dorothy Johnson, of Zebulon, Lynne Poole, of
Ramseur, Sherry Ingraham, of Coleridge, Betty Hayworth, of Clayton, and
Valerie Shelton, of Coleridge; two sisters, Margaret Ashely, of Concord,
and Bonnie Collins, of Wilmington; two brothers, Butch Dunlap and Larry
Dunlap, both of Raleigh; 10 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
Mr. William Payne
HIDDENITE -- William Gale Payne, 63, of Hiddenite, died Thursday, Jan.
The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Wesley Wesleyan Church. The
family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at Chapman Funeral
Home in Stony Point.
Mr. Payne is survived by a sister, Beth Payne Dagenhart and husband,
Rev. Steve Dagenhart of Kannapolis.
Mrs. Billie Ridenhour
CONCORD -- Mrs. Billie Dove Williams Ridenhour, 69, of Concord, died
Monday, Jan. 11, 2002, at her home.
The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Cabarrus Memorial
Gardens. The Rev. John Kahl will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Wilkinson
Born Jan. 2, 1933, in Kinston, she was the daughter of the late Walter
and Margie Earnhardt Williams. She worked as bookkeeper at Purser Central
Rewinding until her retirement.
She was preceded in death by her brother John W. Williams.
Survivors include one daughter, Miss Dawn Elizabeth Ridenhour, of Concord;
one sister, Elizabeth Hammil, of Gold Hill; one brother, Raymond Williams,
of Kill Devil Hills.
Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to Christ the King Christian
Academy, P.O. Box 279, New London NC 28127 or to : Cold Water Lutheran
Church, 1725 Gold Hill Road, Concord NC 28025.
Mr. Robert W. Scarborough
CONCORD -- Robert Wade Scarborough, 47, of 2007 Townview Drive, Kannapolis,
died Friday Jan. 11, 2002, at NorthEast Medical Center.
The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Cornerstone Baptist Church.
Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. The Rev. Steve Sexton will
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at Whitley's
Funeral Home. At other times they will be home at 2007 Townview Drive,
Born Sept. 6, 1954, in Cabarrus County, he was the son of Paul Scarborough
and the late Gladys Tyner Scarborough. He worked as a mechanic at J.R.
Sales and Service and Widenhouse Service until his retirement due to disability.
He was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church.
Survivors include, his wife, Becky Carter Scarborough; one daughter,
Tina Michelle Sellers, of China Grove; one son Eric Wade Scarborough, of
the home; one grandson, Mason Scott Sellers; his father, Paul Scarborough
and stepmother Naomi, of Mooresville; his twinbrother, Ronald Scarborough
and wife Cindy, of Concord; and two nephews, Jeffrey and Matthew Scarborough.
Memorials may be made to Cornerstone Baptist Church, 225 Botany Drive,
Concord NC 28027.
Miss Doris Brawley
KANNAPOLIS -- Doris Ann Brawley, 66, of 120-B Springway Drive, Kannapolis,
died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002, at Transitional Health Services.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Whitley's Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. The Rev. Rudy Teague will
The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Whitley's
Born Aug. 8, 1935, in Mecklenburg County, she was the daughter of the
late Robert F. Brawley and Genolia Deal Brawley.
Survivors include two brothers, James F. Brawley of Harrisburg and
Mason L. Brawley of Kannapolis.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 500 E. Morehead
St., Suite 211, Charlotte, NC 28202.
Whitley's Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Mrs. Freda Burdine
CHARLOTTE -- Freda Buetel Burdine, 78, died Saturday evening, Jan.
12, 2002, at Hunter Woods Nursing Center in Charlotte following a serious
illness and four years of failing health.
Services to celebrate her life will be conducted Tuesday at the University
Hills Baptist Church in Charlotte. Officiating at the 2 p.m. rites will
be her pastor, Dr. Phillip Martin Young, assisted by the Rev. Howard Cobble.
Interment will be at a later date in the Pleasureville Cemetery in Pleasureville,
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Senior Ladies Sunday School
Class of University Hills Church. The family will receive friends one hour
prior to the service in the Gathering Area of the church.
A native of Henry County, Kentucky, Mrs. Burdine was born Sept. 13,
1923, in Pleasureville. She was the only daughter of the late Thomas Frederick
Buetel and Lola Douglas Buetel and the eldest of three children.
Educated in Henry County schools, she was also a graduate of the Kentucky
Baptist Hospital School of Nursing in Louisville. Mrs. Burdine served as
a Registered Nurse for many years in Kentucky, Alaska, North Dakota and
She had been a faithful member of the University Hills Baptist Church
in Charlotte since Oct. 11, 1998 and was a member of the Senior Ladies
Sunday School Class. She was a former member of First Baptist Church in
Avondale Estates, Georgia, where she was a member of the Loyalty Sunday
School Class, served as Mission Friends Leader for 20 years, served on
the church Library Staff, and was a member of the Saints Alive Choir and
was very active in the Round Table Group of the Women's Missionary Union.
She was reared in the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Bethlehem, Kentucky.
Mrs. Burdine was the widow of the late Rev. James Theodore Burdine
Jr., who preceded her in death on July 7, 1981. In addition to her parents
and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, James William Buetel.
Survivors include her children, Rebecca Jean (Becky) Hutlgren and her
husband Ed of Walnut Creek, Calif., Lynda Ann Eller and her husband Jim
of Wasilla, Alaska, James Theodore (Jim) Burdine III and his wife Lynn
of St. Paul, Minn., and John William Burdine and his wife Tammi of Charlotte;
her younger brother, Bobby Douglas Buetel of Eminence, Kentucky; and 10
Memorials may be directed to the Annie Armstrong Missions Fund, c/o
University Hills Baptist Church, 1500 Suther Road, Charlotte, NC 28213.
McEwen Funeral Service, Derita Chapel is handling the funeral arrangements.
Mr. Wade H. Cook
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Wade H. Cook, 75, of Newington Drive, Orlando, Fla.,
died Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, of a massive stroke.
Mr. Cook was the director of field services for Schlafhorst in Charlotte,
N.C. He was born in Gastonia, N.C., and moved to central Florida in 1998.
He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Mooresville, N.C. Mr.
Cook served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Mr. Cook is survived by his wife Lucille of Orlando; two daughters,
Lu Ann Brinkley of Atlanta, Ga., and Judith Cook Mackesy of Matthews, N.C.;
three sisters, Faye Cook Agoes of Orlando, Sue Freeze of Concord, N.C.,
and Kay Dellinger of Fayetteville, N.C.; a granddaughter, Amy Suzanne Canaday
of Leesburg, Fla.; a great-grandson, Ryan Tyler Canaday of Leesburg, Fla.;
and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, at 12 p.m. at Woodlawn
Funeral Home in Orlando, with the Rev. John Carlson, chaplain at Orlando
Regional Medical Center, officiating. Services under the direction of Woodlawn
Funeral Home and Memorial Park.
Mr. Reggie Evans
CONCORD -- Reginald “Reggie” Bernard Evans, 48, of 131 Georgia Street,
Concord, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, at NorthEast Medical Center.
The funeral will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Zion Hill A.M.E. Zion Church.
Burial will follow at Rutherford Memorial Park. The eulogist will be Rev.
Wayne Harris, pastor.
The family will receive friends from 2:30 to 3 p.m. At other times
the family will be at the home on Georgia Street.
Born Oct. 2, 1953, in Cabarrus County, he was the son of the late Lawrence
C. Evans and Janie Harris Evans.
Mr. Evans was preceded in death by two sisters, Kathy Evans Patton
and Eulanda Evans Wesley.
In addition to his mother, survivors include his sister, Alpha Katrina
Jordan of Philadelphia, Pa.; a brother, Rev. Lawrence C. Evans Jr. and
wife Betty of Charlotte; two uncles, Frank D. Evans and wife Berthenia
of Concord and Sandy Jones and wife Queen of Mount Pleasant; a niece, Ashley
Evans of Charlotte; and two nephews, Akida Jordan of Philadelphia, Pa.,
and Jamahl Evans of Concord.
Walker Funeral Home in Concord is handling the arrangements.
Mr. Norman Gray
GEORGETOWN, S.C. -- Norman Harvey Gray, 74, of Georgetown, S.C., died
Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.
He was born Oct. 15, 1927, in Centralia, Ill., the oldest son of the
late John Harvey and Sarah Clarice Bowen Gray. A brother, Richard Dean
Gray, predeceased him.
Mr. Gray was a retired welder and a Navy veteran of World War II. He
moved from Mt. Ulla, N.C. in 1997 to Prince George Healthcare and was known
as the “Picture Man.” His artwork decorated all the patients' rooms and
he was the resident fix-it man.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Jewell Roach Gray; two daughters,
Linda B. Harrington and husband Mike of Myrtle Beach and Sarah G. Carson
of Charlotte; five grandchildren, Jeff B. Harrington, Valerie L. Harrington,
Kelly A. Atkinson, Kristen M. Stutts and Kandice L. Caputo; and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at McMillan-Small
Funeral Home in Myrtle Beach.
Memorials may be made to the Prince George Healthcare Activities Fund,
901 Maple Street, Georgetown, SC, 29440, attention Katherine Drayton.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Mrs. Janie Litaker
KANNAPOLIS -- Janie McClurd Litaker, 100, a resident at Transitional
Health Services and formerly of Tuckaseegee Road, died Saturday, Jan. 12,
2002, at the health center.
Lady's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Jeffrey Lofty II
CONCORD -- Jeffrey Bryan Lofty II, 21, of 2693 Old Plantation Drive,
Concord, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, at his home.
The funeral will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Wilkinson Funeral Home Chapel.
The Rev. Ronald Bowman will officiate.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Wilkinson
Born Feb. 6, 1980, in Cabarrus County, he was the son of father J.
Bryan Lofty and wife Nancy of the home and mother April Menius Stone and
husband Kenneth of Concord. He was employed by Carolina Foods.
In addition to his parents, survivors include his grandparents, Nell
Lofty of Kannapolis; Phyllis Hamilton of Advance, N.C., and Neal Menius
of Concord; great-grandparents, Irene Bostian of Salisbury and Margie Menius
of Concord; two sisters, Penny Hill and Heather Stone, both of Concord;
and two brothers, Lance Cpl. Christopher Lofty, USMC, of Camp Lejeune,
N.C., and Lucas Stone of Concord.
Wilkinson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Mrs. Sophie Outen
LOCUST -- Sophie Caroline Antos Outen, 80, of 113 Meadow Creek Church
Road, Locust, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, at Wilora Health Care in Charlotte.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Carolina Presbyterian Church.
Burial will follow at Providence Baptist Church Cemetery in Pageland, S.C.
The Rev. Patrick Womack will officiate.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Hartsell Funeral
Home in Midland. At other times they will be at the home of her daughter,
Peggy Arey, at 118 Walnut Creek Road in Locust.
Born June 16, 1921, in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of the late
Caroline Kolton Antos and Josef Antos. She was a homemaker and a member
of Carolina Presbyterian Church in Locust.
Mrs. Outen was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Lee Outen.
Survivors include her daughter, Peggy Arey and her husband Mike of
Locust; two grandchildren, Ryan Little and Tanis Little; three step-grandchildren,
Chris Arey, Trey Little, and Windy Arey Kent and her husband Chris; three
sisters, Josie Bics and Irene Cochara, both of Chicago, Ill. and Stella
Siezega of Okemos, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Carolina Presbyterian Church, Locust, NC 28097.
Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is handling the arrangements.
Mrs. Helen Vernon
CONCORD -- Helen Merrell Vernon, 80, of 34 Fryling Ave. S.E., Concord,
died Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, at Care Bridge Assisted Living Center.
Wilkinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.