Miscellaneous Cabarrus County, North Carolina Obituaries

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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 flowers.
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.

Infant Blalock
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 in Monroe.

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.

Michael McKinley
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 Memorial Park.

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 in 1999. 
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 will officiate.
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 Branard Minn., 
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. 10, 2002.
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 Funeral Home. 
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 officiate.
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, Kannapolis.
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 officiate.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Whitley's Funeral Home.
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, Kentucky. 
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 Georgia.
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 grandchildren.
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 Funeral Home.
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.


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