Miscellaneous Cabarrus County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Mrs. Lillian Arthur

CONCORD — Lillian Frank Simpson Arthur, 97, of 2173 Mulberry Road, Concord, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at Transitional Health Care.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. today at Wilkinson Funeral Home Chapel. A private burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. Rev. Dr. Michael Kurtz will officiate.

The family will receive friends from noon until 1 p.m. at Wilkinson Funeral Home.

Born April 27, 1904, in Cabarrus County, she was the daughter of the late James M. and Mary Mills Simpson. She was a member of Forest Hill United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Arthur was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Banks Arthur, who died in 1986; four sisters and two brothers.

Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews; great--nieces and nephews; and great--great--nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Forest Hill United Methodist Church, 265 Union St. N, Concord, NC 28025.

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

Mrs. Denise Clontz

CONCORD — Denise Holliday Clontz, 36, of 3903 Summerhill Court, Concord, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at Carolinas Medical Center surrounded by her family after a 9--month battle with cancer.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Parkwood Baptist Church in Concord. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. The Revs. Darrell Coble and Steve Davis will officiate.

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

Born Feb. 10, 1965, in Charlotte, she was the daughter of Richard C. and Bonnie F. Holliday of Huntersville. She was a 1983 graduate of East Mecklenburg High School and a 1987 graduate of Winthrop College. She was employed as the Activities Coordinator of Huntersville Oaks -- Brookwood. Denise knew and loved the Lord and was an active member of Parkwood Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, survivors include her husband, Billy L. Clontz; her daughter, Ashley Nicole; her stepson, Alan; her sister, Kim Blackwelder and husband Dan of Huntersville; her father and mother--in--law, Tommy and Sara Freeman; her brother--in--law, Frankie Clontz, all of Concord; and two nieces, Brittany and Megan Blackwelder of Huntersville. 

Denise was a devoted wife and mother and will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

Memorials may be made to Parkwood Baptist Church, Building Fund, 1069 Central Drive, Concord, NC 28025.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord is handling the arrangements.
 

Mr. Jerry Cross

SALISBURY — Jerry Lee Cross, 39, of 1213 S. Main Street, Salisbury, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002, on arrival at NorthEast Medical Center in Concord as a result of an automobile accident.

Whitley's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Mrs. Nancy Hamrick

MORROW, Ga. — Nancy Adcock Hamrick, 53, of Morrow, Ga. and formerly of Kannapolis, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday in the Pope Dickson Morrow Chapel.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 tonight at the Pope Dickson Funeral Home in Morrow, Ga.

Born April 15, 1948, she was the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. J. Harold Adcock of Kannapolis.

In addition to her parents, survivors include her husband, John; her daughter, Barbara Abernathy; and two grandchildren, Stephen and Stephanie, all of Marrow, Ga.

Pope Dickson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
 

Mr. Ray Loflin

SALISBURY — James “Ray” Loflin, 62, of Salisbury, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at NorthEast Medical Center in Concord.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. today at Bethel Lutheran Church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. The Rev. Mark Reed, pastor, will officiate. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Rowan County Veteran Council.

The family received friends last night at Summersett Funeral Home. At other times they will be at their home.

Born April 22, 1939, in Rowan County, he was the son of the late Eunice Melinda Easter Loflin and George Floyd Loflin. He was educated in the Spencer Schools and a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Loflin owned and operated the Loflin Upholstery Businesses in Salisbury and Kannapolis before his retirement. He was a member of the Bethel Lutheran Church and a member of the Rowan County Coin Club.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Diane Henrickson Loflin, whom he married on June 28, 1958; a son, Eric Ray Loflin of Concord; a daughter, Erin Anderson of Salisbury; two brothers, Jay Loflin of Port Orchard, WA and Albert Loflin of Salisbury; a sister, Betty Craver of Salisbury; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Bethel Lutheran Church, 335 E. Ridge Rd., Salisbury, NC 28147.

Summersett Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
 

Mr. Albert Marlowe

KANNAPOLIS — Albert Lee Marlowe, 88, of 335 Chestnut Ave., Kannapolis, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at NorthEast Medical Center in Concord.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Faith Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. The Rev. James Pauley will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Whitley's Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the home on Chestnut Ave.

Born Feb. 9, 1913, in Iredell County, he was the son of the late David Marlowe and Sally Moore Marlowe. He was retired from Cannon Mills Co., Plant #6 Weave Room after 50 years. He was a member of Faith Freewill Baptist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II. He was also a lifetime member of the V.F.W.

Mr. Marlowe was preceded in death by a son, Donald Marlowe.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Lee Marlowe; a son, Tyrone Wayne Marlowe of Kannapolis; a daughter, Sylvia D. Woodard of Kannapolis; two sisters, Faye Sigmon of Mooresville and Bobbi Spencer of Cleveland, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren; 25 great--grandchildren; and eight great--great--grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Barium Springs Home for Children, PO Box 1, Barium Springs, NC 28010.

Whitley's Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
 

Mr. Bud Medley

ROCKWELL — O.T. “Bud” Medley, 93, of Rockwell, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Rockwell. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at Powles Funeral Home.
 

Mrs. Hallie Owensby

KANNAPOLIS — Hallie May Davis Owensby, 82, of 3095 Centergrove Road, Kannapolis, went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at NorthEast Medical Center after seven months of declining health.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Friday at Whitley's Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. The Rev. Curtis Parker and Keith Allen will officiate.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Whitley's Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the home on Centergrove Road.

Born July 27, 1919, in Chesterfield County, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Weldon Davis and Matilda Hurst Davis. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and worked for Cannon Mills Co., Plant #1, Sheet Department and as a Warp Counter for over 40 years until her retirement. She was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church in Kannapolis and an avid seamstress and reader. Mrs. Owensby was a well--educated woman and a great day care assistant. She was very protective of her family and she was a loving mother and grandmother who had a great love for her family.

Mrs. Owensby was preceded in death by two brothers, Weldon L. Davis and Bert C. Davis.

Survivors include two loving daughters, Sharon Wingler and her husband Leonard and Brenda Wood and her late husband Curtis V. Wood Sr., all of Kannapolis; seven grandchildren, Kelly E. Ledbetter and husband Billy, Donna Robie and husband Danny, Tracy Tyson and husband Wayne, Michael Wingler and wife Sheri, Brian Wingler and wife Michele, Curtis V. Wood Jr. and wife Catherine, and Kevin Wingler and wife April; 10 great--grandchildren, Meredith Miller, Ashley Tyson, David Tyson, Blake Wingler, Joshua Wingler, Matthew Robie, Brantlee Wingler, Brenden Tyson, Keethen L. Wood, and Justin Wingler; one great--great--granddaughter, Madison Miller; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Whitley's Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
 

Mrs. Mary Smith

CONCORD — Mary Coleman Gaskey Smith, 78, of 2137 Barr Road, Concord, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at NorthEast Medical Center.

A private graveside service will be held today at Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery. The Revs. Wade Abercrombie and Todd Marlow will officiate.

The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at Odell Baptist Church. At other times they will be at the home of a son, Clyde Gaskey, at 4578 Orphanage Road, Concord.

Born Oct. 31, 1923, in Cabarrus County, she was the daughter of the late W.L. Coleman and Cora Springer Coleman. She was a lifetime resident of Cabarrus County and a member of Odell Baptist Church.

Survivors include three sons, Clyde Gaskey and his wife Kathy, Mark Gaskey and his wife Cathy, and Neil Smith and his wife Teresa, all of Concord; three grandchildren, Chad Gaskey, Kevin Gaskey, and Beth Gaskey, all of Concord; four step--grandchildren, Derrick Wiser, Jessica Wiser, Dustin Wiser, and Jonina Wiser, all of Concord; four brothers, Pete Coleman, Bob Coleman, Bill Coleman, and W.L. (Dub) Coleman, all of Concord; five sisters, Virginia Beaver, Ruth Austin, Mae Blackwelder, Faye Tucker, and Martha Earnhardt, all of Concord; and one step--great--grandson, Kristopher Martin of Concord.

Memorials may be made to her church, Odell Baptist, 6320 Davidson Hwy., Concord, NC 28027.

Whitley's Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
 

Ms. Mary Witherspoon

CONCORD — Mary Louise Witherspoon, 81, of 97 Milton Ave., Concord died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002 at Five Oaks Nursing Home.

Wilkinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Mrs. Virginia Campbell

KANNAPOLIS -- Virginia Davis Campbell, 73, of 1368 Amanda Drive, Kannapolis, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002, at NorthEast Medical Center in Concord.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. today at Floyd Memorial Chapel in Lumberton. Burial will follow at New Hollywood Cemetery. The Rev. Jimmy Tatum will officiate.

The family received friends Friday at Floyd Mortuary and Crematory, Inc.

Born in Robeson County, she was the daughter of the late George and Effer Davis. She was a retired textile worker.

Mrs. Campbell was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Campbell; two sons, Bobby Ray and James Donald Campbell; two brothers, Jimmy and Earnest Lewis; and a sister, Florence Willis.

Survivors include four sons, Tommy Campbell of Kannapolis, Ecil Campbell of China Grove, Stephen T. Campbell of Badin, and Kenneth Lewis of Lumberton; five daughters, Clydia Ann Whitley and Bobbie Biggerstaff, both of Kannapolis, Betty Jean Long of Roxboro, Vicky Campbell of Landis, and Penny L. Rhodes of Lumberton; a brother, Rudolph Lewis of Lumberton; a sister, Libby Taylor of Lumberton; 13 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Floyd Mortuary and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
 

Mrs. Flora Crepps

MATTHEWS -- Flora Belle Gaddy Crepps, 96, of 14400 Buckton Ln., Matthews, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2002 at Presbyterian Hospital, Lady's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Mr. Jerry Cross

SALISBURY -- Jerry Lee Cross, 39, of 1213 S. Main Street, Salisbury (Granite Quarry), died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002, on arrival at NorthEast Medical Center in Concord as the result of an automobile accident.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Whitley's Funeral Home Chapel in Kannapolis. Burial will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park in Chain Grove. The Rev. Harvey Parnell will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Whitley's Funeral Home. 

Born Feb. 23, 1962 in Cabarrus County, he was the son of Carl Cross Jr. and Gloria Thomas Cross. He was employed with Waffle House in Concord and prior to that with Pillowtex Corp., Plant 1, Towel Sewing Department for many years. He was a resident of the Cabarrus/Rowan area.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Cross is survived by a son, Jeremy Lee Cross of Salisbury; a brother, Ricky Junior Cross of Salisbury; a sister, Vicky Cross Key of Rockwell; his ex-wife, Lori S. Cross of Kannapolis; and his girlfriend, Pamela S. Moose of Kannapolis.

Whitley's Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
 

Mrs. Mary Faison

SALISBURY -- Mary Dell Rudd Faison, 83, of 1436 North Jackson Street, Salisbury, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Salisbury. Entombment will follow at Rowan Memorial Park Mausoleum.
 

Mrs. Mary Witherspoon

CONCORD -- Mary Louise McCurdy Witherspoon, 81, of 97 Milton Ave. NE, Concord, was called home by her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002, after a year and a half of declining health.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Wilkinson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Howell's Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Pat Hayes of Baton Rouge, La. will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. before the service Sunday.

Born Aug. 6, 1920, she was the daughter of the late William Norton McCurdy and Theodocia Earnest Bost McCurdy. She was retired from Duff-Norton, a division of Perfecting Services in Charlotte. 

Mrs. Witherspoon was preceded in death by her husband, Omar Kenneth Witherspoon of Alliance, Ohio. 

Survivors include her daughter, Mary Ann Witherspoon Picard and her fiance A.C. Seamon Jr. of Concord; a step-daughter, Lois Schott of Alliance, Ohio; her aunt, Mary Bost Allman; and a number of cousins. Also missing her are her beloved pets, “Buttons” and “Max.”

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


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