Miscellaneous Cabarrus County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Mr. Jay Barbee Sr.

CHINA GROVE -- Jay Edward Barbee Sr. 70, of China Grove, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at Rowan Regional Medical Center.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at West Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Thursday.

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

Mrs. Mable Barbee

CONCORD -- Mable Barbee, 71, of Britthaven of Kannapolis and formerly of 90 Sarah Drive, Concord, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at Britthaven of Kannapolis of natural causes.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. The Revs. Clyde Dungee and James Milton, III, will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. at the church Friday. At other times they will be at the home of her son at 100 McGill Ave.

Born May 4, 1930, in Cabarrus County, she was the daughter of the late Mel Alexander and Etta Mahatha Alexander. She was employed by Cannon Mills, Plant No. 4. She was a member of Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church and served on the Usher Board, was in the Senior Choir and was a Sunday School teacher.

Survivors include six daughters, Brenda Wingate of High Point, Catherine Adams of Charlotte, Esther Gilmore of Kannapolis, Paulette Forney, Antionette Gilmore, and Tameka Gilmore, all of Concord; five sons, Willie Gilmore, Aguster Gilmore, Larry Gilmore, Freddie Gilmore, and Ricky Gilmore, all of Concord; three sisters, Margaret Klutz of Kannapolis, Elva Klutz of Concord, and Louise McCauley of Charlotte; one brother, Robert Alexander of New Jersey; 54 grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and many friends.

Clark Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
 

Mrs. Allie Boyd

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

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lady's Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. David Shomake will officiate. Burial will be at West Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Lady's Funeral Home. At other times the family will be at the residence.

Born May 19, 1910, in Carroll County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Ruben Dalton and Mary Hendrix Dalton. She was a retired employee of Cannon Mills Plant 1, number three spinning room.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Isaac Marion Boyd; two children, David Lee Thomas and Dorothy Elswick; and a great-great-grandchild, Krystal Goodnight.

Survivors include two daughters, Mildred Galloway of Rosman and Ellen Henry of Polkton; a son, Lundy Elswick of Kannapolis; 10 grandchildren, including Carolyn Goodnight Hudson, Pam Brown, George Shelton, Sherry Harrington and Debbie Shelton; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
 

Mr. Arthur Fischer

CONCORD -- Mr. Arthur Richard Fischer, 66, 14 Union St. N., Concord, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, at NorthEast Medical Center.

Wilkinson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
 

Ms. Mary Furr

CONCORD -- Mary Louise Furr, formerly of the Roberta Community, Concord, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, at Big Elm Nursing Center in Kannapolis.

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

Mrs. Margie Hatley

STANFIELD -- Margie Herrin Hatley, 60, of 4557 Hwy. 200, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, at NorthEast Medical Center.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hartsell Funeral Chapel in Midland. Elder Rom Kerley will officiate. Burial will be at Hatley's Grove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Oakboro.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Hartsell Funeral Home in Midland. At other times they will be at the home of a son, Gary Hatley, at 5036 Rushing Road in Stanfield.

Born April 16, 1941, in Stanly County, she was the daughter of Claude M. Herrin and the late Bertha Gheen. She was a homemaker and a member of Hatley's Grove Primitive Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Ervin Hatley of Stanfield; her father and stepmother, Claude M. and Rachel Herrin of Mount Pleasant; three sons, Donnie Hatley and wife Stacy, Gary Hatley and wife Sandy and Ronnie Hatley and wife Alisa, all of Stanfield; a daughter, Teresa Love and husband Robbie of Stanfield; two brothers, Eugene Herrin of Oakboro and Jimmy Ray Herrin of Wilson; and seven grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hatley's Grove Primitive Baptist Church, 4557 Hwy. 200, Stanfield, NC 28163 or to the Arthritis Foundation Carolinas Chapter, 5019 Nations Crossings, Suite 217, Charlotte, NC 28217.
 

Mr. “Mac” McEachern

CONCORD -- L.B. “Mac” McEachern, 94, a former resident of Concord Place, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, at the Brian Center of Concord.

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

Mrs. Frances Reid

KANNAPOLIS -- Frances Bowers Krimminger Reid, 88, a resident of Five Oaks Nursing Center and formerly of Jackson Street, Kannapolis, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, at the nursing center after declining health for a number of years and seriously ill for two weeks.

A graveside service will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Carolina Memorial Park. The Rev. Dean Mitchem will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday at Lady's Funeral Home.

Born May 18, 1913, in Thomasville, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Julian Oscar Bowers and Cora Cates Bowers. Mrs. Reid retired from Cannon Mills Co. and has been a member of the First Baptist Church in Kannapolis since 1927. She graduated from J.W. Cannon High School in Kannapolis in 1932.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Clyde W. Krimminger and her second husband, Ernest Leroy Reid.

Survivors include a brother, Oscar E. Bowers of Kannapolis; a nephew, Gene Bowers of Kannapolis; and a niece, Cora Lee Shimpock of Thomasville.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at ladysfuneralhome.com/obituaries.htm.

Lady's Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
 

Mrs. Olga Castor

FT. COLLINS, CO. -- Olga Caroline Lisenmeyer Castor, 101, of Ft. Collins, Co. and formerly of Kannapolis, died Tuesday, September 11, 2001, in Ft. Collins.

A graveside service will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Center Grove Lutheran Church Cemetery. The Rev. Lonnie Karriker will officiate.

Born Feb. 8, 1900 in Pittsburgh, PA., she was the daughter of the late Charles Lisenmeyer and Annie Stoltz Lisenmeyer. She was a homemaker and a member of Center Grove Lutheran Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Bradshaw DeKime Castor, who died on October 3, 1968.

Survivors include her son, the Rev. Frederick Castor and his wife, Robin, of Ft. Collins, Co.

Memorials may be made to Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Organ Fund, through Bohlender Funeral Chapel, 121 W. Olive, Ft. Collins, CO 80524.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ladysfuneralhome.com/obituaries.htm.

Lady's Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
 

Mrs. Sabrina Cowan

SALISBURY -- Sabrina Shay Cowan, 44, of 1406 Longview Ave., Salisbury, died Sunday, September 23, 2001, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Lily's Chapel Church of God in Salisbury. Entombment will follow at Rowan Memorial Park. The Rev. Thomas Clawson will officiate.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Lily's Chapel Church of God.

Rowan Funeral Service is serving the Cowan family.
 

Ms. Monica Davis

CONCORD -- Monica Lewis Davis, 44, of 187 Georgia Street SW, Concord, died Monday, September 24, 2001, at her home of natural causes.

The funeral will be noon Friday at St. James Lutheran Church. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. Elder Nathaniel Davis will officiate.

The family will receive friends at the church between 11 a.m. and noon prior to the service. At other times they will receive at the home on Georgia Street.

Born July 14, 1957 in Cabarrus County, she was the daughter of Jeweuise Harris Davis and the late Robert Lee Davis, Sr. She worked for Cabarrus County Dept. of Corrections as a probations and parole officer. She was a member of First Primitive Baptist Church, the Eastern Stare, certified with the Republican Party, Planning and Zoning Board of Cabarrus County, Voter Registration and a member of the N.C. Law Enforcement Association.

Survivors include her beloved mother, Jeweuise Harris Davis; a sister, Teresa Jeweuise Davis of the home; two brothers, Robert Lee Davis, Jr. of Concord and William Edward Harris of Durham; two uncles, Rev. Howard Harris and wife Neta of Mt. Gilead and Charles Harris of the home; one nephew, Robert Lee Davis, III of Gaston County; one great-aunt; and other relatives and many, many special friends.

Clark Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
 

Mr. Arthur Fischer

CONCORD -- Arthur Richard Fischer, 66, of 14 Union Street N., Concord, died Tuesday, September 25, 2001, at NorthEast Medical Center.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Carolina Memorial Park. The Rev. Mary Lautensleger will officiate.

The body will lie in state at Wilkinson Funeral Home until the funeral hour.

Born June 28, 1935 in New York, NY, he was the son of the late Harry and Edith Nicklaus Fischer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Laura Ryan Fischer; and two brothers, Harry Fischer and Edward Alfred Fischer.

Survivors include his nephew, Harry Lee Fischer and wife Debbie; niece, Patty Sue Fischer; and great-nephew, Michael Fischer.

Wilkinson Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements for Mr. Fischer.
 

Mrs. Mary Furr

KANNAPOLIS -- Mary Louise Furr, 80, of 1214 Thomas Ave., Kannapolis, died Tuesday, September 25, 2001, at Big Elm Nursing Center.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Hartsell Funeral Home in Concord. Burial will follow at Cold Water Baptist Church Cemetery. The Revs. James Masters and Rodney Quesenberry will officiate.

The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hartsell Funeral Home in Concord. At other times the family will be at the home on Thomas Ave.

Born Aug. 7, 1921 in Mecklenburg County, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Williams and Belle Williams. She was employed by Pillowtex, Plant 6 as a weaver. She attended Homeland Baptist Church and was a long time resident of the Roberta community.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis William Furr.

Survivors include her son, Billy Ray Furr and his wife Judy of Kannapolis; a daughter, Barbara and he husband Tim Tucker of Concord; six grandchildren, Angie Raeker, Tracie Hartsell, Melanie Edsell, Kathy Odom, Kelly Wetter, and Brent Furr; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Hartsell Funeral Home in Concord is handling the arrangements.
 

Mr. James Henry Jackson

KANNAPOLIS -- James Henry Jackson, 77, of 2104 Glenwood Street, Kannapolis, died Wednesday, September 26, 2001, at NorthEast Medical Center after being seriously ill for 3 weeks.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. The Revs. Richard Rhoades and Hoke Ritchie will officiate.

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

Born Dec. 28, 1923 in Rowan County, he was the son of the late James Watson Jackson and Illa Archie Jackson. He was employed as a supervisor with Cannon Mills Co., Plant #1, Bleachery Dept. and worked for the company for 45 years until his retirement in 1986. He was a member of Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church in Kannapolis, where he was active in all phases of church activities including church council. He was a life time resident of the area and worked part-time at Terry Products, Inc. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II in the 127th Engineering Division in the European Theater of Operations.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Cruse Jackson; a son, Tim Jackson and wife Huyla of Kannapolis; two grandsons, Brad Jackson, a student at Appalachian State University and Hunter Jackson, a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and several nieces.

Memorials may be made to Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church, 101 Vance Street, Kannapolis, NC 28081.

Whitley's Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
 

Mr. L.B. McEachern, Sr.

CONCORD -- Mr. L.B. McEachern, Sr., 94, formally of Concord Assisted Living Center, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, at the Brian Center.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Carolina Memorial Park, with Dr. Kathryn Baine officiating. The family will receive friends following the service, and will be at 1503 12th Fairway Drive, Concord, the remaining time.

Mr. McEachern was a native of Concord, N.C., born April 9, 1907 to the late John and Cleone Bunn McEachern. Mr. McEachern started his career with the A.B. Pounds Coal and Ice Company, then with American Service Company, and later was the owner of Concord Ice and Fuel Company. Mr. McEachern was a member of St. James Lutheran Church where he was a life member and Honorary Elder. He was an active member of the Concord Lions Club and served as a past president. He was a member for the Salvation Army board and was a past Chairman. He was a member of the board of Cabarrus County Boys and Girls Club and was a past Vice-Chairman. He was a past president of the Concord Merchants Association, and a member of the N.C. Ice Association and was a past president. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America and received it's highest honor, The Silver Beaver Award. 

Mr. McEachern was predeceased by his first wife Ella Bost McEachern.

Mr. McEachern is survived by his wife, Elizabeth McClellan McEachern; a son, L.B. “Buddy” McEachern, Jr. and wife Joan of Concord; a daughter, Carolyn Warren of Naperville, IL.; step-daughter, Laura Alley of Concord and step-son George McClellan of Belmont, N.C.; nine grandchildren, Jennifer Ritchie and Lyn McEachern of Concord, Ben Warren, Banks Warren and Tim Warren of Naperville, IL., Britt and Keith Alley of Concord, and George McClellan, Jr. and Ann Brittain McClellan of Belmont; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Lucille Laughlin of Concord; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to St. James Lutheran Church, PO Box 684, Concord, NC 28026 or to the Salvation Army, PO Box 511, Concord, NC 28026.

Wilkinson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements for Mr. McEachern.
 

Mrs. Bonnie Parker

MAIDEN -- Bonnie Louise Parker, 75, of 406 W. Main Street, Maiden, N.C., died Saturday, September 22, 2001, at the Abernathy Center.

The funeral was Monday at 3:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. Burial followed at the Maiden City Cemetery with the Rev. Sarah Kalish officiating.

The family received friends Sunday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Goodin-Drum Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were “The Wednesday Night Rook Crowd,” Tom Brown, Emmitt Bumgarner, Dennis Gibson, Danny Harbinson, Joel Shuford, Kirk Wentz, and Rick Wentz. Mike Peeler was an honorary pallbearer.

Born Sept. 7, 1926 in Gaston County, she was the daughter of the late Ruffin Canipe and Mary Ella McCall Canipe. She went to Cornelius Elementary and graduated from Maiden High School in 1944. She was a seamstress employed by Ethan Allen Furniture and attended First United Methodist Church in Maiden. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, 127, of the Womens Auxiliary Maiden Fire Department, of the American Legion 240 Womens Auxiliary, and of the United Methodist Women and the Lamplighters Circle.

Survivors include her husband, Ernest G. Parker, who she married on Dec. 7, 1948; four sons, Rick Parker, John “Butch Parker, K. Todd and wife Rhonda Parker, all of Maiden, and Rev. Ronnie W. Parker of Charlotte; a grandson, Jesse Wayne Parker of Maiden; and a sister, Virginia Gilbert of Lenoir.

Goodin-Drum Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.


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