Miscellaneous Cabarrus County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Mr. Richard Barrier CONCORD - Richard Mathias Barrier, 88, of 628 Wilmar St. NW, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at NorthEast Medical Center.

Ms. Dannette Cooke CONCORD - Dannette Cooke, of 96 Hemlock, Concord, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, at NorthEast Medical Center.

Mrs. Ruth Duncan SARASOTA, FLA. - Ruth Torrence Duncan, 77, of Sarasota, Fla., died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000.

Mrs. Bertha Gabriel CONCORD - Bertha Gabriel, 95, of Gaither Place, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, at Avante Nursing Center.

Mrs. Louisa Heilman DATAW ISLAND, S.C. - Louisa Smith Heilman, 68, of Dataw Island, S.C. died October, 8, 2000.

Mrs. Mildred Lowrance CONCORD - Mildred Alexander Lowrance, 88, of Glen Haven Drive, formerly of Mooresville, died Sunday, October 8, 2000, at NorthEast Medical Center.

Mrs. Rachael Rodgers CHINA GROVE - Rachael Irene Hombarger Rodgers, 92, formerly of 140 Scarlet Road, China Grove, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at Transitional Health Care of Kannapolis.

Mrs. Reba Whitesides ALBEMARLE - Reba Alane Huneycutt Whitesides, 47, of 29148A Pennington Road, Albemarle, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at 2:30 a.m. at Presbyterian Hospital.

Mrs. Mary Clowney
KANNAPOLIS - Mary Louise Clowney, 62, of 241 James St., died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, at Brian Center in Salisbury. Bryant-Lytle-Young Funeral Home is handling the arrangements, which are incomplete.

Mr. Kenneth Karriker
MOORESVILLE - Kenneth Eugene Karriker, 57, of Parker Avenue, Mooresville, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Theodore Mast Sr.
CONCORD - Theodore Lavern Mast Sr., 76, of 93 Georgia St. N.W., Concord, died at 9:05 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, at Avante Nursing Center.

Mrs. Mildred Thompson
CONCORD - Mildred R. Thompson, 79, of 515 Lake Concord Road, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at 2 p.m. at Concord Nursing Center. 

Mrs. Myrtle Conklin
CONCORD - Myrtle Mae Griffin Conklin, 80, of 51 Old Airport Road, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000, at NorthEast Medical Center.

Mrs. Mary Grady
CONCORD - Mary Virginia Grady, 77, of 260 Church St. N. Apt. 6, Concord died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000, at NorthEast Medical Center.

Mr. John Hamrick
TAYLORS, S.C. - John Nolan Hamrick, 72, of 24 Amy Lane, Taylors, S.C. died Tuesday, November 7, 2000 at his home.

Mr. James Hightower
SALISBURY - James Ernest Hightower, 55, of Salisbury, died Wed. Nov. 8, 2000, at his home.

Mr. Allen Mason
FORT MILL, S.C.-Allen Eugene Mason, 66, of 103 Privette St., Fort Mill, S.C. died Tuesday, November 7, 2000, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Mr. James Murphy
CONCORD - James Ray Murphy, 67, of Concord, died Sunday, November 5, 2000 at the Concord Retirement Center.

Mrs. Beulah Russell
KANNAPOLIS - Beulah Harris Russell, 91, of 6047 Avalon Drive, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000, at her residence. 

Mr. Harvey Turner
LANDIS - Harvey Nolan Turner, 76, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, at NorthEast Medical Center. He had been in declining health for some years, and seriously ill for five weeks before his death.

Mr. Harvey Turner
LANDIS - Harvey Nolan Turner, 76, of Landis, died Nov. 7, 2000, at NorthEast Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Whitley's Funeral Home in Kannapolis is in charge of arrangements.

DUNWOODY, Ga. - Claude B. Smith, age 83, of Dunwoody, Ga., passed away Nov. 6, 2000.

Miss Susie Benton
CONCORD - Rebecca Susie Benton, 34, of 3774 Patricia Dr., Concord, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000 at Rowan Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Sammy Bringle
KANNAPOLIS - Sammy Bringle, 17, of 500 Ross Ave., died unexpectedly on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Whitley's Funeral Home.

Mrs. Catherine Jenkins
KANNAPOLIS - Catherine Alexander Jenkins, 77, of 248 James St., Kannapolis, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000 at Rowan Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete. Clark Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Mrs. Doris Laughlin
CONCORD - Doris H. Laughlin, 89, of 413 Winecoff School Road, Concord, died Saturday, Nov. 18 at Five Oaks Nursing Center.

Mrs. Peggy Montalvo
HARRISBURG - Peggy Jane Ennis Montalvo, 63, of 5925 Roberta Rd., Harrisburg, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000 at University Hospital.

Mrs. Annie Morgan
LOCUST - Annie Wilson Morgan, 80, of 602 South Central Ave., Locust, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000 at her home.

Blanton Infant
KANNAPOLIS - Chase Allen Robert Blanton, the stillborn infant son of Billy Wayne Blanton and Kelly Nontell Blanton of 1055 Percy Lane, Rockwell, died at birth, Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.

Mr. William Click
CONCORD - William Kurfees "Bill" Click, 68, of 938 Pineridge St. SE, Concord, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000.

Mrs. Fannie Clouser
CHINA GROVE - Fannie Burger Clouser, 95, of China Grove, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, at Genesis Eldercare of Salisbury. Graveside service, noon Friday, West Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation 11 to 11:45 a.m., Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home. 

Mr. Hughel Kidd
KANNAPOLIS - Hughel Kidd, of 8260 Park Edwards Road, died at his home Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000.

Mrs. Mary Pinnix
KANNAPOLIS - Mary Hamby Pinnix, 85, of 109 Landmark Drive, Kannapolis, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, at Brian Center.

Mrs. Debbie Allen
TAYLORSVILLE - Ul Su "Debbie" Allen, 58, of 6129 Hwy. 127, Taylorsville, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at Caldwell County Hospice Center in Lenoir after two years of declining health and two months of serious illness.

Mr. Reece Barbee
CHARLOTTE - Reece B. Barbee, 71, of Charlotte, died peacefully Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at Presbyterian Hospital. He was born Nov. 6, 1929, in Cabarrus County, the son of the late Ralph Theodore and Virgie Turner Barbee.

Mr. Billy Ray Brown
LANDIS - Billy Ray Brown, 68, of 1210 Highland Ave., Landis, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at NorthEast Medical Center.

Ms. Mabel Crider
SALISBURY - Mabel Lipe Crider, 85, of Salisbury died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at Genesis Eldercare.

Mr. William Hill
MT. PLEASANT - William G. "Will" Hill, 72, of 1703 Eastover Drive, Mt. Pleasant, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at his home. 

Mr. Harley Lambert
ROCKWELL - Harley "Leon" Lambert, 63, of Rockwell, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001.

Mrs. Quentine Little
KANNAPOLIS - Quentine Hurley Little, 79, of 203 West 21st St., Kannapolis, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at her home after two years of declining health and two weeks of serious illness.

Mr. Raymond Mason
CHINA GROVE - Raymond Demascus Mason, 85, of 355 Sloop St., China Grove, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at his home.

Mrs. Cynthia McCollum
CHINA GROVE - Cynthia Ann McCollum, 44, of 3828 Hwy. 152 West, China Grove, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at her home. rrangements are pending at Whitley's Funeral Home.

Mrs. Suma Patterson
CHINA GROVE - Suma Verona Isenhour Patterson, 96, formerly of Old Beatty Ford Road, China Grove, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at Deal Care Inn, Mooresville, after being ill for several years.

Mrs. Myrtle Polk
MIDLAND - Myrtle Griffin Polk, 91, of 15680 Bethel Ave., Ext., Midland, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at Stanly Memorial Hospital, Albemarle.

Ms. Debra Dyke
WINSTON-SALEM - Debra Elizabeth Talbert Dyke, 40, of Winston-Salem, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at Forsyth Medical Center, Winston-Salem.

Mrs. Clemmie Thompson
CHAPEL HILL - Mrs. Clemmie Bell Flowe Thompson, 104, a resident of Carol Woods Retirement Community in Chapel Hill, died there at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2001.

Mr. Theodore Weaks Jr.
SHALLOTTE, NC - Theodore Weaks Jr., 61, of Shallotte and formerly of Concord, died Friday, March 2, 2001, at the Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Mr. William Woodard
KANNAPOLIS - William Reece Woodard, 77, of 832 Fairview St., Kannapolis, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at his home.

Mr. M.L. Young Sr.
CONCORD - Martin Luther (Luke) Young Sr., 83, of 665 Propston St., N.W., Concord, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at NorthEast Medical Center, Concord.

Mrs. Eldus Hatley
ALBEMARLE - Eldus Blalock Hatley, 79, of Albemarle, died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at Britthaven of Piedmont. Service 11 a.m. Friday, Fairview Memorial Park, Albemarle. Visitation 7 tonight at Hartsell Funeral Home, Albemarle.

Mr. Everean Helms
LOCUST - Everean Eugene Helms, 43, of 308 Maple St., Locust, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at his home.

Ms. Lillian Hinson
CONCORD - Lillian Ila Furr Hinson, 76, of Concord, died Monday, April 2, 2001, at her home. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Hartsell Funeral home Chapel. Visitation 7 tonight, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Mary Hughes
CONCORD - Mary Lee Hughes, 84, of 69 Fourth St., Concord, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at her home. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Eva Drive Baptist Church. Interment will follow at West Concord Cemetery. The Rev. Keith Navey will officiate.

Ms. Shirley Jacobs
LANDIS - Shirley Mae Jacobs, 64, of 113 N. Correll St., Landis, died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at NorthEast Medical Center. Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in Landis is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Ruby Peninger
HUNTERSVILLE - Mrs. Ruby Hunt Peninger, 80, of Huntersville, died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at her residence. 

Ms. Margaret Thompson
LANDIS - Margaret Vanderford Thompson, 77, of Landis, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at the Brian Center of Salisbury. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home, China Grove. Visitation 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Mr. R.H. Auman

CONCORD -- Rufus Henry (RH) Auman, 65, of 3312 Bogle Drive, Concord, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at University Hospital.

The arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord.
 

Mrs. Allie Boyd

KANNAPOLIS -- Allie Dalton Boyd, 91, of 2607 Earle St., Kannapolis, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at Big Elm Nursing Home.

The arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Lady's Funeral Home.
 

Mr. James Brown

KANNAPOLIS -- James Cleveland Brown, of Columbia, S.C. and formerly of Kannapolis, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001, in Phoenix, Ariz.

The arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Bryant-Lytle-Young Funeral Home.
 

Dr. Glenn Burris Sr.

CONCORD -- Glenn Burris Sr., 74, of 240 Kings Creek Court, Concord, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at NorthEast Medical Center.

A memorial service will be held at First Foursquare Church, 452 Brookwood Ave., at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Gary Clouse and the Rev. Glenn Burris Jr. will officiate. The family will receive friends this evening from 6:30 to 8:30 at the church.

Dr. Glenn C. Burris Sr. was born in Badin on June 25, 1927. He was the son of Duncan and Hannah Burris. He graduated from Albemarle High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy immediately upon graduation. He served as a personal assistant to Admiral Nimitz. He also served on the USS Chandelier during World War II.

He came to know the Lord as his personal savior through the ministry of Rev. Ralph Porterfield at the First Foursquare Church after his return from the navy.

He met and married Garnette Robertson from Mooresville. They were married on Sept. 18, 1948. They moved to Los Angeles and enrolled in LIFE Bible College. They graduated from there in 1952 and moved to Macon, Ga. to take their first pastorate at the Foursquare Church there. They also pastored churches in Alexander City, Ala. and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. He also pioneered a church in Rock Hill. They moved to Concord in 1964. They pastored there at the First Foursquare Church for 10 years.

In 1974, the International Foursquare Church asked Dr. Burris to become the Southeast District Supervisor for the Ten Southeastern States. In 1984, the denomination honored Rev. Burris with an Honorary Doctorate degree at Angeles Temple in Los Angeles. In 1992, Dr. Glenn C. Burris Sr. retired. He continued to serve as an assisting minister and elder of the First Foursquare Church.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Garnette. Dr. Burris had three sons, Glenn Burris Jr. and his wife, Debbie, Jeff Burris and his wife, Judy, and Tim Burris and his wife, Kim. The love of his life were his five grandchildren, Heidi Burris, Joshua Burris and his wife Heather, Zachary Burris, Meredith Burris and Trevor Burris.

Dr. Burris had one surviving brother, Jack Burris, of Albemarle. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews who he loved very much.

The family would especially like to thank their neighbors, pastor friends and also their church family from the First Foursquare Church for all their love during this season. The family is so grateful for the help of Hospice during Dad's illness, especially Connie and Lisa.

The family has asked in lieu of flowers that donations in loving memory of Dr. Glenn C. Burris Sr. be sent to the Building Fund at First Foursquare Church, 452 Brookwood Avenue, Concord, NC 28025. 

Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord is serving the Burris family.
 

Mrs. Luise Klaesson

CONCORD -- Luise Mittenbuhler Klaesson, 98, of 500 Penny Lane (Manor House), Concord, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001, at the Manor House.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at All Saints Episcopal Church, of which she was a member. The Revs. Fred Hoffman and Dianne Corlett will officiate.

The family will receive friends after the service.

Born Oct. 8, 1902, in Effingham, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Leroy and Augusta Anglen Mittenbuhler. She was a homemaker and enjoyed canvas painting and golf.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Majorie M. Greer and a brother, Gene Mittenbuhler.

Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Phillip Severin Klaesson; and a nephew, John A. Greer and wife Gail of Charlotte.

Memorials may be made to All Saints Episcopal Church at 525 Lake Concord Road, Concord, NC 28025, or to the Salvation Army of Cabarrus County at PO Box 511, Concord, NC 28026-0511.

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

Mrs. Myra McMath

MOUNT PLEASANT -- Myra Hahn McMath, 51, of 3250 Hahn Scott Road, Mount Pleasant, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at her home.

The arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Gordon Funeral Home of Mount Pleasant.
 

Mr. Randy Mullis

LOCUST -- Randy Harwood Mullis, 44, of 221 Smith St., Locust, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at West Stanly Baptist Church Cemetery in Albermarle. The Rev. Ron Nichols will officiate.

The family will receive friends tonight at Hartsell Funeral Home in Midland from 7 to 8. At other times the family will be at the home of his mother, Rose Mullis, at 221 Smith St., Locust.

Born April 23, 1957, in Catawba County, he was the son of the late Buddy Allen Mullis. He was a fixer at the Knotting Mill and a graduate of Central Cabarrus High School.

Survivors include his mother, Rose Ellen Harwood Mullis of Locust; a brother, Danny Allen Mullis of Stanfield; and three sisters, Cindy Sides of Concord, Sherry Shue of Stanfield and Tammy Henderson of Indian Trail.

Memorials may be made to West Stanly Baptist Church Cemetery at 24172 NC 24-27, Albermarle, NC 28002.

Hartsell Funeral Home in Midland is handling the arrangements.
 

Mr. Hubert Powell

KANNAPOLIS -- Mr. Hubert Hague Powell, 87, of 4827 Camp Cabarrus Road, Kannapolis, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, at NorthEast Medical Center.

The funeral was Saturday, Sept. 15 at 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Kannapolis with the Rev. Don Shuman and Sarah Weaver officiating. Burial was in Carolina Memorial Park. Active pallbearers were Edward Durham Jr., Thomas Durham, Charles Powell, Max Thomason III, Thomas Powell Jr. and Edward Durham III.

The family received friends Friday, Sept. 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Whitley's Funeral Home. At other times the family will be at the residence.

Born Sept. 29, 1913, in Caldwell County, N.C., he was the son of the late Hubert Lee Powell and the late Margaret V. Hague Powell. He retired from Cannon Mills Plant No. 1 after 49 years of service in administration. He had been active in scouting since 1934 and was a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award. Mr. Powell was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church serving on the executive board and as a long-time teacher of the Men's Bible Class. He was a former member of the Cabarrus County Board of Education, having served for 18 years and was responsible through the years for modernization and administration improvements within the school system. He was a graduate of Weaver Junior College and earned his bachelor's degree from Wofford College. He was the caretaker, ranger and naturalist at Camp Cabarrus Boy Scout Camp since 1942. Mr. Powell was an active member of the Winecoff Lions Club for many years, and he was also a member of Gideons International.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Marie Hudspeth Powell, who died in 1981, and two sisters, Mary Ellen Coleman and Martha Powell Coston.

Survivors include two sons, Hubert H. Powell Jr. of Taylors, S.C., and Dr. Thomas W. Powell of Concord; a daughter, Dr. Mary Ellen Powell Durham of Raleigh; two brothers, Rev. John James Powell of Mill Spring, N.C., and Loren Quincy Powell of Troutman, N.C.; two sisters, Margaret Alice Sims of Harrisburg, and Sarah Leslie Edmiston of Cocoa, Fla.; six grandchildren, Ann Marie Powell Smith, Charles Hague Powell, Edward Joseph Durham III, Thomas Michael Durham, Thomas W. Powell Jr. and Leigh Elizabeth Powell and three great-grandchildren, Charles Jordan Powell, Maggie Marie Smith and Crystal Pearly May Powell.

Memorials may be made to NorthEast Medical Center Foundation, 920 Church St. N., Concord, NC 28025, or in the name of Hubert H. Powell (member), James E. West Scholarship Fund, Central NC Council, Albemarle, NC 28001. 
 

Mrs. Bessie Shepard

CONCORD -- Bessie L. Shepard, 87, of 959 Burrage Road N.E., Concord, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at her home.

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

Mrs. Ollie Upright

CHINA GROVE -- Ollie Mae Upright, 93, of 290 Madison Road, China Grove, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at her home.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Northcrest Chapel, Linn- Honeycutt Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Green Lawn Cemetery. The Revs. Billy Honeycutt and Horace Moree will officiate.

The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8:30 at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove. 

Born Feb. 25, 1908, in Cabarrus County, she was the daughter of the late Emma Nelly Farrington and the late Robert Phillips. She was a member of Landis Baptist Church and retried from Cone Mills of Salisbury.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Lee Upright Sr. and two sons, Lee Upright Jr. and Jerry Max Upright.

Survivors include three daughters, Helen Ruth White and her husband J.V. of Taylorsville, Emma Joeleen Griffin and her husband Bill of Kannapolis, and Sandra Fay Plyler of China Grove; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Rowan Regional Home Health & Hospice at 825A W. Henderson St., Salisbury, NC 28144.

A permanent online registry has been opened for Mrs. Upright at www.americanmemorials.com.

Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home of China Grove is handling the arrangements.


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