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Dr. Marvin Aldridge
GREENVILLE -- Dr. Marvin Aldridge, 78, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002.
The funeral service will be conducted Monday at 3 p.m. at Covenant United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Pinewood Memorial Park.
Dr. Aldridge, the only son of the late Marvin F. and Neva Warren Aldridge, was a native of the Epworth community of Craven County. He came to Greenville in the early 1940s to attend East Carolina Teachers College, where he played on the varsity baseball team, and was enjoined thereafter with the nickname “Henry.”
He was a graduate of the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry, and later completed post-graduate periodontal training. His practice of both general and periodontal dentistry in Greenville spanned more than 50 years.
Dr. Aldridge was elected to the North Carolina House of Representative in 1994 and served two terms. Henry was a veteran of World War II. He served six years on the Greenville City Council, two years as Mayor Pro-Tem, president of the Pitt-Greenville Chamber of Commerce, president of Greenville Lion's Club, president of Greenville Boys Club, president and coach of Greenville Little League, president of ECU Alumni, president of the ECU Pirate Club, president of the 5th district Dental Society, president of the N.C. Society of Preventive Dentistry. He served on the boards of N.C. Family Policy Council and Carolina Pregnancy Center. He served as a sunday School teacher and lay leader at Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church. Henry was a guest co-host on Carolina Today, WNCT-TV. He was awarded “The Friend of the Family” by the N.C. Family Policy Council, “Advocate for Latchkey Children” by the Little Willie Center, “1195 Defender of Life” by Pitt County Right to Life, and received numerous dental awards.
Henry, better known as “Pop” to his family, left a legacy to his children and grandchildren of unwavering faith and commitment to God and his family. He modeled strength, faith, integrity and joy of life. His family was always and forever will be blessed by his unconditional love and encouragement.
Henry Aldridge was a lifelong Methodist, and currently was an active member of Covenant United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy “Dot” Flye Aldridge in 1979.
Survivors include his wife, Susu Tuttle Aldridge; sons and their families, Mike and Sue Aldridge and children, Matt and wife Melissa, Chad and wife Courtney, Jordan and Josh, Jeff and Patti Aldridge and children, Scott, Myers, Molly and Anna, all of Greenville, Stephen and Lynda Aldridge and children, Wade and Leah of Orlando, Fla.; daughters and their families, Miri and Alex Wordsworth and children, Grey, Emily and Abby of Pineville, Susan and David Secrist and children, Nicholas, Lauren and Cate of Harrisonburg, Va.; stepmother, Mrs. M. F. Aldridge, mother-in-law, Mrs. Marler Slate Tuttle; brothers-in-law and their families, Slate and Jolynn Tuttle, John and Cindy Tuttle, all of Kannapolis; and sister-in-law and family, Margaret and Charlie Burlew of Tarboro.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Wilkerson Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations by made to the Young Life of Cabarrus County, Kannapolis, N.C. 28083.

Mrs. Alma Blackmon
CONCORD -- Alma Lee Blackmon, 87, of the 515 Lake Concord Road, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, at Avante Nursing Home in Concord.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Kannapolis. The Rev. P.C. Holland will officiate. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Lancaster, S.C.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at Bryant-Lytle-Young Funeral Home in Kannapolis. At other times they will be at the home of Mr. David Blackmon, at 1105 Lakeview St. in Kannapolis.
Born Sept. 15, 1919, in Lancaster County, he was the son of the late Rex John J. and Martha Horton Blackmon. He was employed with Kannapolis City Schools and retired from Cannon Mills. He was a member of the Usher Board, Bethlehem Chapter of the Eastern Star, Missionary, Bible class, First Baptist Church and Sunday school class number 10. He attended prayer services and was a devoted Christian.
Survivors include a son, David M. Blackmon and wife Anita of Kannapolis; five grandchildren, Portia Lipscomb, Ni'ya Ellis, Tyrancha Clark, Devin Ellis and Da'nitra Ellis, all of Kannapolis; four nieces, Addie M. Funderburke of Buffalo, N.Y., Eunice Hair of Kannapolis, Eula Mae Crawford of Detroit, Mich. and Veola Hayden of Statesville; two nephews, Sammie L. Blackmon of Lancaster, S.C. and Freddie Blackmon of Statesville; and a host of other nieces and nephews.

Mr. Junior Goodman
CHINA GROVE -- Junior Lee Goodman, 74, of 1435 Saw Road, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, at his home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Hartsell Funeral Home Chapel in Concord. The Rev. Bobby Kemp will officiate. Burial will be at Carolina Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Hartsell Funeral Home in Concord. At other times the family will be at the home in China Grove.
Born Aug. 27, 1927, in Cabarrus County, he was the son of the late Gilbert Brantley and Bertie Ann Osborne Goodman. He was a steel worker at Eastern Stainless Steel. He was a member of Free Gospel Tabernacle in Edgemore, Md.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Elizabeth Gray Goodman of China Grove; a son, Larry Lee Goodman of China Grove; a daughter, Jackie Elaine Goodman Hedrick of Forest Hill, Md.; five brothers, Ray Goodman, James Goodman, Robert Goodman, Fred Goodman and Jerry Goodman, all of Concord; two sisters, Peggy Carpenter and Sarah Freeman, both of Concord; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimers Association, Southern Piedmont Chapter, 3420 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28215-3298.

Miss Lillian Harper
SALISBURY -- Lillian Pauline Harper, 83, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. Graveside service at 2 p.m. Sunday at South River UMC cemetery.

Mr. Floyd Honeycutt
KANNAPOLIS -- Floyd William Honeycutt, 85, of 501 Terrace Drive, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, at NorthEast Medical Center.
Services will be a 2 p.m. Monday at Linn Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove. The Rev. Bruce Graham and the Rev. Marvin Honeycutt will officiate. Burial will be at West Lawn Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Linn Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove.
Born Sept. 16, 1916, in Stanly County, he was the son of the late Riley and Mamie Furr Honeycutt. He was educated in Stanly County Schools and retired from Hilbish Ford, where he worked in the maintenance department. He was of the Baptist faith and served in the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Jones Honeycutt of Kannapolis; two sons, Cullen Wilbanks of Kannapolis and Lynn Wilbanks of Wahalia, S.C.; eight daughters, Edith Hoyt, Tammy Garmon and Martha Haynes, all of China Grove, Brenda McEicheran and Peggy Long, both of Salisbury, Barbara Dean Honeycutt and Nita Wilbanks, both of Kannapolis and Anna Jean Tucker of Charlotte; seven brothers, Clifford Honeycutt, Marvin Honeycutt, Hugh Honeycutt, R.H. Honeycutt, A.P. Honeycutt, John Honeycutt and Coy Honeycutt, all of Cabarrus County; three sisters, Letha Smith, Zula Helms and Lois Smith, all of Cabarrus County; 30 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Rowan County Chapter, 140 Regency Road.

Mr. Arthur Jordan
KANNAPOLIS -- Arthur Lee Jordan, 88, of 718 Pleasant Ave., died Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, at Genesis Elderly Care in Mooresville. He had been ill for five months.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Bethel Baptist Church in Marshville. The Rev. Randy Davis will officiate. The body will lie in state for 30 minutes before the service. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Whitley's Funeral Home. 
Born April 3, 1913, in Union County, he was the son of the late Oscar and Lucy Tadlock Jordan. He was educated in Union County Schools and retired from Cannon Mills in 1979 as a cutter in the sheet department.
He was preceded in death on Aug., 29, 1987, by his first wife, Aillen Sims Jordan; and on Oct. 18, 2001, by his second wife, Evelyn Fielder Jordan.
Survivors include a daughter, Katie J. Robbins of Rockingham; three brothers, John Jordan of Simpsonville, S.C., Alvin Jordan of Matthews and Dwight Jordan of Marshville; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Ethel Miller
CONCORD -- Ethel Baker Miller, 95, of 1810 Concord Lake Road and a former resident of Spencer Ave., died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at Transitional Health Care.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Wilkinson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Wilkinson Funeral Home.
Born Dec. 20, 1906, in Cabarrus County, she was the daughter of the late John Lee and Minnie Griffin Baker. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph F. “Cotton” Miller; and by a son, Donald B. Miller.
Survivors include a son, Jack Miller of Palm Harbor, Fla.; two grandchildren, Kelly M. Crawford and Mitch Miller; six great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to Kerr Memorial Baptist Church, 25 N.C. Hwy. 49 S., Concord, N.C. 28025.

Mr. Dwight Motley
CONCORD -- Dwight Marshall Motley, 56, of 65 Creswell Drive, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at Five Oaks Nursing Center.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Robert UMC Cemetery. The Rev. Scott Davis will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 1:30 p.m. today at Hartsell Funeral Home in Concord.
Born April 23, 1945, in Cabarrus County, he was the son of the late Mary Furr and David Alexander Motley.

Mr. Ralph Ritchie
KANNAPOLIS -- Ralph Dearmon Ritchie, of 404 Locust St., died Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, at Transitional Health Services of Kannapolis. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Hartsell Funeral Home Chapel in Concord. The Rev. Johnny Canup and the Rev. Carl Howard will officiate. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Concord. 
The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Hartsell Funeral Home in Concord. At other times they will meet at the residence. 
Born Sept. 20, 1924, in Mecklenburg County, he was the son of the late Robert Lee and Ora Tarlton Ritchie. He was a self employed carpenter and served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Harrisburg Baptist Church in Harrisburg.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Irene Lambert Ritchie of Kannapolis; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Mr. Charles Tate
CONCORD -- Charles Edward Tate, 81, of 1200 Cox Mill Road, died Friday, February 1, 2002, at the V.A. Medical Center in Salisbury. He had been in declining health for five years.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Parkwood Baptist Church. The Rev. Darrell Coble and the Rev. Steve Davis will officiate. Burial will be at Carolina Memorial Park in Kannapolis.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Hartsell Funeral Home in Concord. At other times, they will be at the residence.
Born March 10, 1920, in Catawba County, he was the son of the late David Julius and Cordelia Stamey Tate. He was a road construction superintendent at C.G. Tate Construction in Concord. We was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was an active member of Parkwood Baptist Church and the N.C. Men's Baptist Disaster Relief Association.
He was preceded in death by one grandson, John Michael Thomas II.
Survivors include his wife, Frances McGinnis Tate of the home; two sons, David Franklin Tate and wife Janice Almond Tate of Concord and Charles Edward Tate II of Bessemer City; a daughter, Kay Thomas and husband John M. Thomas of Concord; a brother, James P. Tate of Bessemer City; two sisters, Violet Anthony and Joan Snipes of Lincolnton; three granddaughters, Ashley Dupont and husband Eric, April Jennings and Katelyhn Isabelle Tate; a grandson, Cody Edison Tate; and two great-grandchildren, Grace Ann Dupont and Rylan Nichole Jennings.
Memorials may be made to Parkwood Family Life Center, 1069 Central Dr., N.W., Concord, N. C. 28087.

Mrs. Evelyn Bost
CONCORD -- Evelyn Bost, of 147 Spring Street, Concord, died Monday, May 6, 2002, at her home.
The funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Wilkinson Funeral Home.

Mr. Joe Corzine
CHARLOTTE -- Joe Howard Corzine, 64, of Charlotte, died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at his home.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at the Wilson Chapel of Hankins & Whittington Funeral Service, 5301 Albemarle Road.
Born July 15, 1937, in Concord, N.C., he was a son of the late Clyde W. and Mary Whitley Corzine. He was retired from the transportation industry, having been owner-operator of Quick Motor Freight. Mr. Corzine was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Surviving are his wife, Billie Keesler Corzine; his son, Kevin Howard Corzine; his step-son, Mark David Yandle; two sisters, Alice Bradley of Tampa, Fla. and Francis Linker of Concord; and five grandchildren.
The Wilson Chapel of Hankins & Whittington Funeral Service is serving Mr. Corzine's family.

Mrs. Helen Flowers
SALISBURY -- Helen Catherine Flowers, 79, of Salisbury, died Monday, May 6, 2002, at NorthEast Medical Center.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove. Entombment will follow at West Lawn Mausoleum. The Rev. Clifton Edwards and Rev. Irvin Burris will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Born Dec. 29, 1922, in Stanly County, she was the daughter of the late Bertha Scott and Belton Scott. She was educated in Stanly County Schools, worked in retail clothing sales and was affiliated with Landis Church of God.
Survivors include her husband, Vernon L. Flowers; three sons, Richard Flowers of Salisbury, Mike Flowers and his wife Sandy of Salisbury, and Tim Flowers and his wife Donna of Salisbury; three daughters, Sharon and her husband Jim Saxon of Salisbury, Patricia Burleson of Albemarle, and Earlene Bost of Maryland; and several half-brothers and sisters; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Madison Church of God, 1891 Sardis Church Rd., Madison, N.C. 27025.
Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove is handling the arrangements.

Mrs. Gail Kawahara
INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- Gail Linebarrier Kawahara, 68, of 5904 McFarland Street, Indianapolis, Ind., died Friday, May 3, 2002, at Community Hospital South in Greenwood, Ind.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Pugh Funeral Home Chapel in Asheboro. Burial will follow at Randolph Memorial Park. The Rev. Don Hurlburt will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Pugh Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the home of her brother, George, at 2019 Vincent Drive, Asheboro, N.C.
Mrs. Kawahara was a native of Kannapolis, N.C. and graduated from Asheboro High School and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She worked for many years at the Drake Hotel in Chicago, was active in the Democratic Party, and was a speech writer for President John F. Kennedy. She was also a real estate agent with Carpenter Realtors of Greenwood, Ind. and a member of Greenwood Wesleyan Church in Indianapolis, Ind.
Survivors include her husband, Michio Kawahara of Indianapolis; her mother, Lillie Linebarrier Blair of Asheboro, N.C.; and three brothers, Bill Linebarrier and George Linebarrier, both of Asheboro, N.C., and Paul Linebarrier of Liberty, N.C.
Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro is handling the arrangements.

Mr. Joseph Love
MIDLAND -- Joseph E. Love, 39, of 11420 Bethel Church Rd., Midland, died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at McCain Hospital. 
The funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kelsey Funeral Home.

Ms. Etta McCauly
LOCUST -- Etta McCauly, 77, of Locust, died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at NorthEast Medical Center. 
The funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kelsey Funeral Home.

Mrs. Sally Ranson
HUNTERSVILLE -- Sally Bost Ranson, 87, of 14309 Ranson Road, Huntersville, died Monday, May 6, 2002, at the Brian Center.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord. Burial will follow at Huntersville ARP Church. The Rev. Linda Smith will officiate.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord. At other times they will be at the home on Ranson Road.
Born Aug. 30, 1914, in Cabarrus County, she was the daughter of the late Lucy Ann Bost and Albert B. Bost. She was a homemaker and a member of Huntersville ARP Church. She was the granddaughter of a confederate soldier and known for her love of plants, quilts, and geneology.
Mrs. Ranson was preceded in death by her husband, Joe W. Ranson.
Survivors include her son, Joe B. Ranson and his wife Peggy of Huntersville; her half-brother, Ralph Morgan of Midland; her half-sister, Ruth M. Tucker of Midland; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord is handling the arrangements.

Mrs. Violet Rogers
KANNAPOLIS -- Violet Louise Woodward Rogers, 89, died Monday, May 6, 2002, at Genesis Eldercare of Mooresville. 
The funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Whitley's Funeral Home.

Mr. Malcolm Solomon 
RALEIGH-- Malcolm Theodore Solomon, of Montgomery County, died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. 
The funeral will be 3 p.m. today in the chapel at Whitley's Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. 
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
Born February 21, 1906, he was the son of Milas R. Solomon and Isabelle Currie Solomon. He was a gentle, kind, loving soul who was a dedicated Christian with a servant's heart, and was an exemplary husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He will be missed by all who knew him. 
He was in the dry cleaning business most of his adult life, both as an operator and owner. He attended the National Dry Cleaning Institute in Maryland, where he learned the skills necessary to become an accomplished dry-cleaner. During World War II, he served in Wilmington, helping to construct naval ships. 
He was very active at the First Baptist Church of Kannapolis, where he was a deacon and a member of the choir. He was a long time member of the YMCA where he spent many memorable nights competing in their bowling league. He was an avid golfer and loved gardening and his family. 
Mr. Solomon was preceded in death by his first wife, Fannie Mae Morton Solomon; his second wife, Annie Lucille Riner Solomon; and a son, Edward Riner Solomon. He was the last surviving sibling of five brothers and two sisters. 
Survivors include one daughter, Janice Kay Solomon Osborne and her husband, Dr. Murphy M. Osborne Jr.; a son, Theodore Wayne Solomon; four grandchildren, Cynthia Osborne Jones, Lisa Kay Osborne McGeever, Kelly Melissa Solomon, and Ryan Matthew Solomon; and four great-grandchildren, E Street Jones IV, Blake Osborne Painter, Liam Andrew McGeever, and Daniel Patrick McGeever. 
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2787, North Canton, Ohio, 44720.
Whitley's Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Mr. Robert Spears
STEDMAN, NC -- Robert Horace Spears, 70, of 592 Magnolia Church Road, Stedman, died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at his home.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home Chapel in Fayetteville. Burial will follow at Magnolia Baptist Church Cemetery in Stedman, N.C. The Rev. Adam Hatley will officiate.
The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Mr. Spears was a retired MSG with the U.S. Army, 5th special forces after 20 years of service. He served in the Vietnam War. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge #730.
Survivors include his wife, Loretta P. Spears of the home; three sons, Robert Howard Spears of Seattle, Wash., Mark Spears of Sanford, N.C., and James Howard Spears of Hope Mills, N.C.; two sisters, Peggy Karr of Concord and Virginia Wood of Alexandria, Va.; one grandson; and three great-grandchildren.
Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home of Fayetteville is in charge of the arrangements.


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