Miscellaneous Cabarrus County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Mr. Wade Allen
KANNAPOLIS -- Wade Kaylor Allen, 75, of 850 Ney St., died at his home on Wednesday, May 8, 2002. Service 11 a.m. Friday, Trinity United Methodist Church. Visitation 7 tonight, Whitley's Funeral Home.
 

Mrs. Margaret Bartley

CONCORD -- Margaret Moose Bartley, 82, of 515 lake Concord Rd. NE, Concord, died Monday, May 6, 2002 at Avante Nursing Center, after seven years of declining health.

A graveside service at 11 a.m. Friday at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church Cemetery. The Dr. John Boyd Jr. will officiate.

The family will receive friends after the graveside service at the home of Mary Alice Hawkins.

Born December 26, 1919 in Cabarrus County the daughter of the late Joseph Luther Moose and Minnie Swing Moose. She was a former resident of New York City, Baltimore and 50 years in Los Angeles Calif., also active in the Lutheran faith.

Survivors include one sister, Mary Alice Hawkins of Concord, a number of aunts and cousins.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 9400 Gold Hill Rd., Mt. Pleasant, NC, 28124.

Wilkinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Mrs. Deborah Bolton

CONCORD -- Deborah Lynn Proctor Bolton, 49, of 696 Health Department Dr., Concord, died Monday, May 6, 2002.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. today at Hartsell Funeral Home Chapel in Concord. Burial will follow at Sunset Cemetery in Kannapolis. The Rev. Trooper Ferguson and Rev. Kenneth Bolton will officiate. 

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home. At other times, they will be at 846 Richard Ave., Kannapolis.

Born Sept. 24, 1952, in Cabarrus County, Mrs. Bolton was the daughter of Gatha Shoe Mullis and James Paul Proctor. She attended East Bethel Baptist Church in Concord.

Survivors include her husband, John William Bolton of Concord; one son, Johnny Bruce Honeycutt of Franklinton; two daughters, Tammy Lynn Honeycutt of Kannapolis and Wendy Honeycutt Chapman of Concord; two brothers, Lloyd Proctor of Charlotte and Perry Proctor of China Grove; three sisters, Nancy Teague of Kannapolis, Terry Starnes of Concord and Ann Hooks of Concord and six grandchildren.
 

Mr. Skip Byrd

CONCORD -- Eborn Brantley “Skip” Byrd, 69, of 3985 Laramie Road, Concord, died Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at Presbyterian Hospital-Harris Hospice Unit in Charlotte. He had battled a lenghtny illness with heart and lung disease.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Enochville. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens in Charlotte. The Rev. Mike Lawing and Rev. Tom Huneycutt will officiate.

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

Born March 25, 1933, in Charleston, W.Va., he was the son of the late Eborn Brantley Byrd and Mae Celeste Hetser Byrd. Mr. Byrd retired in 1993 from sales with the record industry working with R.C.A., Columbia Records, and others. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Enochville where he had served as a deacon. He enjoyed golf, fishing and had a tremendous love for his Lord and savior, Jesus Christ and also for his family.

The family wishes to thank the Harris Hospice Unit at Presbyterian Hospital, Drs. Bailey & McMillian at Mid Carolina Cardiology, and the staff at Presbyterian Heart Failure Program. Also, special thanks to Linda Keeter and Angie Kee and their families. Also, Bud Mullis and family.

Mr. Byrd was preceded in death by a son, Tripp Byrd, who died in 1988.

Survivors include his wife, Joan Mullis Byrd of the home; a son, Don Byrd and his wife Andrea of Concord; two daughters, Karen B. Abercrombie and her husband Reggie and Pam B. Harris and her husband Ronnie, all of Atlanta, Ga.; six grandchildren, Charly Lyda, Ben Lyda, Scarlett Lyda, James Abercrombie, Rindy Byrd, and Katie Abercrombie; he is also survived by three sisters.

Whitley's Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
 

Mrs. Julia Edwards

KANNAPOLIS -- Julia Marie Edwards, 92, formerly of Wright Road, Kannapolis, died Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at NorthEast Medical Center.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Friday at Unity Methodist Church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. The Rev. Carl Settle will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Whitley's Funeral Home. At other times the family will be at the home of a daughter, Eloise Beam, at 9780 Autumn Circle in Davidson.

Born May 16, 1909, in Gaston County, she was the daughter of the late Don William McCoy and Mollie Tony McCoy. She was retired from Cannon Mills Co., Sewing Dept. and a member of Unity United Methodist Church. 

Mrs. Edwards was preceded in death by her husband, Brooks Edwards, who died in 1980.

Survivors include two daughters, Eloise Beam of Davidson and Margaret Bost of Salisbury; her son, Harry Craig Edwards of Altus, Okla.; her brother, Johnny McCoy of Statesville; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Unity United Methodist Church, 8505 Unity Church Road, Kannapolis, NC 28081.

Whitley's Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
 

Mr. Boyd Fletcher

KANNAPOLIS -- Boyd Wilson Fletcher, 84, of Kannapolis, died Tuesday, May 7, 2002 at Universal Health Care in Concord.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. The Rev. Don Shuman and Sarah Weaver will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 Friday night at Whitley's Funeral Home. 

Born Nov. 30, 1917, in Cabarrus County, Mr. Fletcher was the son of the late John James Fletcher and the late Mary Clark Fletcher. In earlier years, he was employed with Cannon Mills and later with the U.S. Army National Guard in Salisbury until his retirement in 1977. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where he was active with the W.J. Bullock Sunday School Bible Class and served as treasurer for many years. He was in charge of awards at the Cabarrus County Senior Games where he was active in state and national finals. He was a devoted fan of Duke University sports and the New York Yankees. He played softball for 49 years and bowled for 65 years. Mr. Fletcher was inducted into the National Bowling Hall of Fame. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be missed greatly by his family and many friends.

He was preceded in death by five brothers and sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Beulah Rogers Fletcher; two daughters, Cynthia Fletcher Petrea of Kannapolis and Pamela Fletcher Kerr of Charlotte; one son, Gregory Boyd Fletcher of Kannapolis; two sisters, Mildred Thomas of Concord and Isabelle Allman of Mount Pleasant; six grandchildren; Jason Petrea of Kannapolis, Wesley Petrea of Wilmington, Crystal Petrea of Landis, Randy Petrea of Spartanburg, Jennifer Kerr Spear of Indian Trail, Christopher Kerr of Charlotte and three great-grandchildren, Carter Spear of Indian Trail and Erin and Ryan Petrea of Spartanburg.

Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 416 East First St., Kannapolis, N.C. 28083.
 

Mrs. Lurlene Freeman

CONCORD -- Lurlene McKeever Freeman, 88, of 255 Georgia St. S.W., Concord, died Tuesday, May 7, 2002 at NorthEast Medical Center.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Mount Zion Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Rutherford Memorial Cemetery. The Rev. James D. Graham will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 Friday morning at the church. At other times, they will be at the home.

Born June 6, 1913, in Madison County, Georgia, Mrs. Freeman was the daughter of the late Robert McKeever and Penni Ina McKeever. She was a charter member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church, mother of the church deaconess, member of the senior choir and the Pastor's Aid Society. She was a missionary, Multiple Sclerosis Coordinator and a member of the P.T.A. of Logan School.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmie Freeman, who died Feb. 15, 1995.

Survivors include four daughters, Jimmie F. Wallace of Atlantic City, N.J., Erma Jean McGimpse of Morganton, Adelle F. Hough, Peggy Ann F. Fleming and Lurlene F. Walk all of Concord; one sister, Louise M. Echols of Danielsville, Georgia, 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
 

Mr. Cedric Haynie

KANNAPOLIS -- Cedric Lummond Haynie, 31, of 5653 Marion Avenue, Kannapolis, died Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at NorthEast Medical Center.

The funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Clark Funeral Home.
 

Mr. Gene Lee

CHINA GROVE -- Ronald Eugene “Gene” Lee, 58, of China Grove, died Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at his home.

Service 2 p.m. Sat. at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove. Visitation from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
 

Mr. Joseph Love

MIDLAND -- Joseph Elliott Love, 39, of 11420 Bethel Church Rd., Midland, died Sunday May 5, 2002.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Friday at Bellefonte Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Dr. Gregory Davis will officiate.

The family will receive friends during a quiet hour from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday at the church.

Born Oct. 11, 1962, in Mecklenburg County, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James W. and Ruthelma Govan Love of Midland. 

Survivors include one sister, Alfreda and her husband Israel Murphy of Charlotte; three brothers, Eric and his wife Vanessa Love of Charlotte, Deric and his wife Rita Love of Davidson, and James Avery Love of Midland; six nephews; three neices; one great-niece and a host of other relatives.
 

Mrs. Ruby Lynch

CONCORD -- Ruby Baker Lynch, 76, formerly of Woodbrook Ave., Concord, died Wednesday, May 8, 2002 at Five Oaks Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Lady's Funeral Home.
 

Mrs. Emma Nesbit

CONCORD -- Emma McClure Nesbit, 98, of 430 Brookwood Ave. and formerly of 302 Melrose Drive, died on Monday, May 6, 2002, at Universal Health Care in Concord. She had declining health for four years.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Friday at First United Church of Christ. Burial will follow at Rutherford Memorial Cemetery. The Rev. Thomas Clawson will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday at the church. At other times they will be at the home of her sister, Louise Roseman, at 312 Melrose Drive SW, Concord.

Born April 13, 1904, in Cabarrus County, she was the daughter of the late James McClure and Hattie McClure. She was a member of First United Church of Christ, the usher board and the missionary society.

Mrs. Nesbit was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Nesbit, who died in May of 1993.

Survivors include two step-sons, Frank Nesbit Jr. and Willie Nesbit, both of Concord, N.C.; a step-daughter, Janie Tillman of Toledo, Ohio; a sister, Louise Roseman of Concord, N.C.; a nephew, Jason McClure of Concord and one grandson Charlie Nesbit of Toledo, Ohio, both of whom she reared; two great-nieces, Carlvenus Russell Abaoag of Charlotte, N.C. and Dora Crumblin of Kannapolis, N.C.; and a host of nieces and nephews and cousins.

Clark Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
 

Mrs. Louise Rogers

KANNAPOLIS -- Violet Louise Woodward Rogers, 88, of 1212 Belair Ave., Kannapolis, died Monday, May 6, 2002, at Genesis Eldercare in Mooresville.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Thursday at Trinity United Methodist Church in Kannapolis. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. The Rev. Don Shuman and Mrs. Sarah Weaver will officiate.

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

Born June 5, 1913, in Rowan County, she was the daughter of the late Walter Ford Woodward and the late Ellen Loutisha Athey Woodward. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where she was a former Sunday School teacher and active in other various activities in her earlier years. She was retired from Cannon Mills Co., Plant 1 Weave Room and was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star Lodge 168. She had been in the care of her great niece, Sandra McCurdy, for the past year.

Mrs. Rogers was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas A. Rogers.

Survivors include seven nieces, Helen Wyrick, Anne Earl, Esther Ingram, Claudia Daves, Audrey Collins, Dorthea Overcash, and Ariel Furr, all of Kannapolis; and several great nieces and nephews.

Whitley's Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 

Infant York

LIBERTY -- Infant Madison Jean York, of 1727 Smith Adkin Road, Liberty, N.C., died Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at her home.

A graveside service will be 3 p.m. today at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Edward Troy Brown will officiate.

The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. today at Ridge Funeral Home in Asheboro, N.C. At other times they will be at the home on Smith Adkins Rd.

Miss Madison York was born in Randolph County on February 15, 2002.

Survivors include her parents, Christopher James and Christy Lee Edmondson York; a sister, Maranda Leann York of the home; grandparents, Eddie and Clara Edmondson of Franklinville; grandparents, Kenneth and Joyce York of Liberty; great- grandparents, Clarence and Velma Woodell of Asheboro; great- grandparents, Ruth and Glenn Harshman of Shallotte, N.C.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Ridge Funeral Home in Asheboro, N.C. is handling the arrangements.
 

Mrs. Lorene Young

CHARLOTTE -- Lorene Wyatt Young, 88, passed away on May 7, 2002 at Sardis Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Charlotte.

Mrs. Young was born December 14, 1913 in Cabarrus County, NC, the daughter of Chalmus Walter and Maie Hartman Wyatt. She attended Cabarrus County Schools and graduated from Rowan General Hospital School of Nursing in Salisbury, NC where she began her career as a Registered Nurse working in the hospital and also as a private duty nurse. Mrs. Young married Donald Wayne Young on July 26, 1935; they lived in Salisbury, NC and Greenville, SC during their 47 years of marriage. Mrs. Young was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Salisbury, NC and during her years there was an active member of WELCA of St. John's Lutheran Church. Her primary concerns in this life were her church and her family.

A service to celebrate the life of Lorene Wyatt Young will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2002 at St. John's Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St., Salisbury, NC with the Reverend Jennifer M. Ginn, the Reverend John Tucker and the Reverend James Bartos officiating. Visitation will be held from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Narthex of St. John's Lutheran Church. Interment will follow in Rowan Memorial Park.

Survivors include son, Philip D. Young and his wife, Vernelle of Charlotte, NC; granddaughters, Cassandra Y. Stilwell and her husband, Lee of Charlotte, NC and Michelle Young of Liberty, SC: step-grandchildren, Donna Ellington of Garner, NC and Jeffrey Williams of Monroe, NC; three great-grandchildren, Tori and Jacquelyn Stilwell and Jared Young; her sister, Cora Lee Lowder of Mt. Pleasant, NC and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Young was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Wayne Young, her son, Donnie Young; her parents; brothers, Hayden Wyatt, Doyt Wyatt and Harry Wyatt; and sister, Freeda Wyatt Drye.

Harry and Bryant Company is serving the Young family.


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