Miscellaneous Iredell County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Rowe Dagenhart

Rowe Thompson Dagenhart, 91, of Troutman died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001 at Iredell Memorial Hospital.

Born July 3, 1910 in Iredell County to the late Noah B. and Annette Ingram Dagenhart, he served in the U.S. Army from December 1942 to November 1945. He was raised by his stepmother, Lula Beam Dagenhart. He served in Europe fighting in the battles of Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and the Battle of the Bulge and received a number of medals including the Victory Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and the European Theater Campaign with four service stars.

Mr. Dagenhart was a member of Troutman United Methodist Church and, prior to retirement, was a furniture maker at Statesville Chair Company.

He was married to Louise Ramsey Dagenhart, who survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Ralph Thomas Dagenhart of Troutman; five sisters, Ruth Stikeleather, Irene Barnes and Ella Morrison, all of Statesville, Mary Lou Hager of Troutman and Stella Comer of Greensboro; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Mr. Dagenhart was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, at Troutman First United Methodist Church with Rev. Kevin Honbarger officiating. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside at Iredell Memorial Gardens by VFW Post 2031, Harold Littlefield Chapter DAV 68 and American Legion Post 217.

The family will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m. today (Friday), Nov. 23, at Troutman Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Troutman First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 717, Troutman, N.C., 28166.

Ralph Johnson

Ralph Walter Johnson, 97, of Davidson, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001 at Genesis ElderCare in Mooresville.

Born Sept. 11, 1904 in Davidson to the late C. Walter and Bessie Norton Johnson, he was self-employed as a barber in Davidson for many years and was a member of Community In Christ Lutheran Church in Cornelius. A prominent citizen of both north Mecklenburg and southern Iredell counties, Mr. Johnson gave to the Davidson College Scholarship Fund in June 2001.

Mr. Johnson is survived by a sister, Erving Elizabth Johnson of Mooresville.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Community In Christ Lutheran Church with Rev. Lonnie Karriker officiating. Burial will be in Mimosa Cemetery in Davidson. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to the service.

The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. at the church prior to the service.

Memorials should be made to Community In Christ Lutheran Church, 7621 Norman Island Drive, Cornelius, N.C., 28031.

Mary Roberts

Mary Belle Roberts, 87, of Mooresville died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001 at Summit Place in Mooresville.

Born Jan. 19, 1914 in Rowan County to the late Henry McCamie and Margaret Walters Roberts, she was a retired weaver from Mooresville Mills. Miss Roberts was a member of Broad Street United Methodist Church in Mooresville.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Mackie Lawter, Mabel Cashion and Ruth Robinson, and one brother, Hoyle Washington Roberts. Miss Roberts is survived by two sisters, Sarah R. Lee of Mooresville and Grace R. Howard of Davidson. A graveside service was held Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001 at Kannapolis City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice at Charlotte, 1420 E. 7th St., Charlotte, N.C., 28204.

Larry Benfield

Herman Larry Benfield, 62, of Mooresville died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001 at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville. Born Aug. 22, 1939 in Rowan County to the late Neriah McCubbins and Alda Horton Benfield, he was a retired school teacher for Oakland High School in Murfreesboro, Tenn., having 20 years of service. Mr. Benfield was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Air Force, and was a member of Knox Chapel United Methodist Church in Cleveland.

He is survived by two brothers, Kenneth Benfield and Ervin Benfield, both of Mt. Ulla; a sister, Mary Dennis of Hickory; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 29 at Knox Chapel United Methodist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Iredell Home Health Care, P.O. Box 5789, Statesville, N.C., 28687.

Clyde Tulbert

Clyde Leon Tulbert, 85, of Union Grove died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001 at his home.

Born June 16, 1916 in the Windsor Crossroads Community of Yadkin County to the late Edward Levi and Sarah AnneWindsor Tulbert, he was a self-employed plumber and farmer and had been a member of Zion Baptist Church in Union Grove since 1938. He was married for 64 years to Willie Mae Sale Tulbert, who survives. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are five children, Rebecca Tulbert White Poplin of Statesville, William Franklin Tulbert of Mooresville, Stephen Elijah Tulbert of Union Grove, Daniel DeLeon Tulbert of Hamptonville and Mark Kavin Sale Tulbert of Raleigh; seven grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren; and a foster sister, Maxine Cranfill of Statesville.

Mr. Tulbert was preceded in death by four brothers, Frank, Levi, Jesse and Paul Tulbert; and two sisters, Lillie Mae Tulbert Mullis and Ethel Tulbert Moorefield.

Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 31, 2001 at Zion Baptist Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of Zion Baptist Church, 715 Union Grove Road, Union Grove, N.C., 28689.

Lucy Gray

Lucy Brown Gray, 79, of Charlotte died Friday, Dec. 28, 2001 at the Preston House. Born Oct. 22, 1922 in Mecklenburg County to the late Grover Cleveland and Dixie Marriett Brown, Mrs. Gray was a charter member of Northdale Baptist Church and was a homemaker after being employed with Clorox Corp. for 23 years.

She was married to Ransom Boyce Gray, who preceded her in death. A brother, Ried Brown, also preceded her in death. Mrs. Gray is survived by three sons, Earl Ransom ÒRandyÓ Gray of Mooresville, Larry Eugene Gray of Concord and Terry Lee Gray of Charlotte; a sister, Nell Long of Rockingham; three brothers, Lawrence and Alfred Brown, both of Charlotte, and Grover C. ÒAndyÓ Brown of Mooresville; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 31, 2001 at Northdale Baptist Church. Burial followed in Forest West Lawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Northdale Baptist Church, 8104 Statesville Road, Charlotte, N.C., 28269.

Joseph Knizak

Joseph Knizak, 74, of Cornelius died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001 at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center in Mooresville. Born March 2, 1927 in New York, N.Y. to the late Joseph and Emily Chlumska Knizak, he was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, having served as a Merchant Marine. Mr. Knizak was the owner of a printing and mailing business in Long Island, N.Y. for more than 25 years. He was married for 53 years to Marie J. Knizak, who survives. Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Debra Church of Cornelius; a sister, Helen Beldegreen of Charlotte; a granddaughter and a great-grandson.

A memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m. today (Wednesday), Jan. 2, 2002 at the Lake Norman Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. William J. Lynch officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service at the funeral home from 1-3 p.m. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Louise Hayes

Louise Newton Hayes, 78, of Statesville died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002 at Davis Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born Aug. 25, 1923 in Mooresville to the late John W. and Lillie Poston Newton, Mrs. Hayes attended Mooresville Graded Schools and was an active member of Christ Boulevard United Methodist Church in Statesville, where she was honored by the church as Woman of the Year for 2000. She was retired from Burlington Industries and later worked as a cashier for Galaxy Food Store Market Basket.

Mrs. Hayes was married on June 22, 1944 to Carmie H. Hayes, who preceded her in death in May 1986. She is survived by a son, Calvin L. Hayes of Union Grove; two sisters, Sarah R. Newton and Marie N. Hedrick, both of Mooresville; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services are planned for 11 a.m. today (Friday), Jan. 4 at Christ Boulevard United Methodist Church with Dr. James Robert Reeves and Rev. A.B. Weaver officiating. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to the service and burial will be in Iredell Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Christ Boulevard United Methodist Church, 1947 E. Broad St., Statesville, N.C., 28625.

Stephen Edwards

Charles Stephen Edwards, 63, of Mooresville died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001. Born Jan. 4, 1938 in Mooresville, Mr. Edwards served in the U.S. Navy for four years. After graduating from Asbury College, he taught English for 28 years at Windsor High School. He has pastored the South Creek Evangelical Free Church in Wellsburg, N.Y. since 1994.

Mr. Edwards was married to Evelyn Edwards, who survives. Also surviving are his five children, John Edwards of Nara, Japan, James Edwards of Chicago, Ill., Jason Edwards and Delaine Taboada, both of Charlotte, and Dorothy Edwards of Deep Gap; six brothers and sisters, Tommie Nell Cline of Bear Poplar, Carolyn Tolar of Murrells Inlet, S.C., Shirlene Crouse of Dover, Dela., Loren Edwards of Mooresville, Olin Edwards Jr. of Mouth of Wilson, Va., and Doris Freeze of Leesville, S.C.; and nine grandchildren. A graveside service and a sharing of committal will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2002 at the Triplett United Methodist Church Cemetery in Mooresville with Rev. Judy White officiating.

The family will receive friends from 11:30-12:30 p.m. in the Triplett Church social hall. Memorials may be made to Camp Hope (for mentally and physically challenged children), P.O. Box 670, Carmel, N.Y., 10512; or South Creek Evangelical Free Church, 2655 S. Broadway, Wellsburg, N.Y., 14894. Those who wish may light a "Candle of Memory" in Mr. Edwards' name at www.olthof.com 

Gertrude Dyson

Gertrude Lois Orbison Dyson, 94, of China Grove died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002 at Liberty Commons Nursing Home. Born March 21, 1907 in Iredell County to the late John and Sally Vendora Huffman Orbison, Mrs. Dyson was educated in the Iredell County schools and was retired from Cannon Mills. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Dyson was married on Nov. 16, 1925 to Grover McCoy Dyson, who preceded her in death in 1983. A son, Graham Dyson, preceded her in death in 1990. Mrs. Dyson is survived by a son, Gilbert ÒTunnieÓ Dyson of Salisbury; two brothers, Fred Orbison of Landis and Allen Orbison of Charlotte; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today (Friday), Jan. 4 at First United Methodist Church in China Grove with Rev. Rusty Inman and Rev. Jennifer Kerns officiating. Burial will be in West Lawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 110 W. Church St., China Grove, N.C., 28023.

Robert Jackson

Dr. Robert Bruce Jackson Jr., 72, of Davidson died of cancer Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002 at his home.

Born June 5, 1929 in Drakes Branch, Va., to the late Robert Bruce and Ruby Broocks Jackson, he graduated from Randolph Henry High School in Charlotte Court House, Va., and spent the following year as a student at Randoph Macon Academy before enrolling as a freshman in Davidson College. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, he graduated cum laude as the only mathematics major in the Class of 1950. He taught for a year at Battle Ground Academy in Franklin, Tenn. and served in the U.S. Army. He joined the faculty of Davidson College in 1956 and, in 1957, received his Ph.D from Duke University.

Dr. Jackson was a professor of mathematics at Davidson College for 39 years, retiring in 1995, and held two endowed chairs, first as Richardson Professor of Mathematics and later as Vail Professor of Mathematics. He served as chair of the mathematics department from 1978 to 1983 and, from 1979 to 1982 served as vice-chair of the faculty pro tem, the highest elected faculty position at Davidson. He was the 1983 recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Award for exhibiting through his personal influence and the performance of his professional duties the highest example of personal and scholarly integrity.

He was an elder and choir member at Davidson College Presbyterian Church, president of the North Mecklenburg High school PTSA, assistant treasurer for Our Towns Habitat for Humanity and, for several years, he was a driver for the Charlotte-area Safe Drive program.

Dr. Jackson was married for 40 years to Jean Edwards Jackson, who survives. Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Julia Jackson of Huntersville and Broocks Jackson Foster of Winston-Salem; two grandsons and a granddaughter. A sister, Ann Jackson McCoy, preceded him in death.

A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. today (Friday), Jan. 4 at Davidson College Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Drs. A. Allen Brindisi and John W. Kuykendall officiating. The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the service.

Memorials may be made to The Bernard Society of Mathematics, Davidson College, P.O. Box 7174, Davidson, N.C., 28035; Davidson College Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 337, Davidson, N.C., 28036; or to Hospice at Charlotte, 1420 E. 7th St., Charlotte, N.C., 28204.

Walter Caldwell

Walter Caldwell, 96, of Mt. Mourne, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002 at Brian Center Health and Retirement in Mooresville.

Born Oct. 18, 1905 in Mecklenburg County to the late Nannie Caldwell, he was a retired farmer and a member of Williamson's Chapel United Methodist Church. Mr. Caldwell was married to Mary Belle Isenhour Caldwell, who preceded him in death. He is survived by a daughter, Alice C. Christy of Davidson; three grandchildren, Marilyn Lackey, Terry Knowles and David Christy; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5 at Williamson's Chapel United Methodist Church with Dr. Terry Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 1:30-2:30 p.m. prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Williamson's Chapel United Methodist Church, 575 Brawley School Road, Mooresville, N.C. 28117.
 

Harold Renegar

Harold Eugene "Bunny" Renegar, 74, of Mooresville, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002 at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.

Born March 27, 1927 in Iredell County, to the late Edgar Dallas and Daisey Grose Renegar, he was a retired master sergeant having served in World War II with the U.S. Navy and in the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts with the U.S. Army. He was a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church in Cornelius. Mr. Renegar served as a motorcycle policeman with the Mooresville Police Department in the 1950s and as mayor of Quitman, Ark. for 13 years. He served on the board of directors at First National Bank in Quitman, was a member of Scimitar Shriners in Little Rock, a member of Holland Masonic Lodge 158 in Quitman, a member of the Mooresville Lions Club, a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a member of Mooresville American Legion Post 66.

Mr. Renegar was married to Joyce Isenhour Renegar, who survives. Surviving in addition to his wife are four sons, Gerald Dallas Renegar of Benson, Gene Renegar of Mooresville, Harold Chester "Chuck" Renegar of Texarkana, Texas and Edward Renegar of Little Rock, Ark; two stepchildren, James Gamble Jr. of Mt. Mourne and Judy Sherrill of Cornelius; five brothers, Gerald Renegar of Springdale, Ark., Garland "Skip" Renegar of Jackson, Miss., Roland Renegar of York, S.C., Ray Renegar of Burnsville, and Jack Renegar of Mooresville; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 8 at the Cavin-Cook Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Willow Valley Cemetery with full military honors.

Memorials may be made to the Mooresville Lions Charities, P.O. Box 919, Mooresville, N.C. 28115.
 

Helen Branch

Helen Brown Branch, 84, of Mooresville, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002 at Statesville Place.

Born April 21, 1917 in Troutman to the late Zell Badger and Josie Wagner Brown, Mrs. Branch was a retired employee of Belk Department Store in Mooresville having 37 years of service. A member of Central United Methodist Church, she was a member of the Mooresville Bridge Club and was active in the local chapter of the AARP.

Mrs. Branch was married to William D. Branch, who preceded her in death. Four brothers, Holland, Hugh, Homer and Gene Brown also preceded her in death. She is survived by a son, Mike Branch of Hollywood, Md.; two brothers, Z. Banks Brown of Statesville and Hal Brown of Silver Springs, Md.; a sister, Martha Lane Gunter of Mooresville; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday), Jan. 9 at the Cavin-Cook Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Phillip DeBerry Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church, 214 N. Academy St., Mooresville, N.C. 28115 and/or the Alzheimer's Association, N.C. Southern Piedmont Chapter, 3420 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, N.C., 28215.
 

Billy Stanfill

Billy Joe Stanfill, CLU ChFC, 63, of Mooresville, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002 at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.

Born July 17, 1938 in Henderson County, Tenn., to the late John Euther and Ruth Segerson Stanfill, he was the owner of Financial Strategies of Lake Norman, Inc. and served in the National Guard U.S. Army Reserve. He was a member of Lakeside Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder and chairman of Outreach North America, and was involved in the work of the Presbytery and Synod.

Mr. Stanfield was married on Sept. 14, 1957 to Kay Ross Stanfield, who survives. Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Bryan K. Stanfill of Mooresville; a daughter, Kristie S. Heyworth of Catawba; one sister, Peggy Ward of Jackson, Tenn.; two brothers, Johnny Stanfill of Jackson, Tenn. and Gerald Stanfill of Memphis, Tenn.; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, Jan. 7 at Lakeside Presbyterian Church. Burial followed in the Coddle Creek ARP Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Lakeside Presbyterian Church Dove House or ONA, 381 Williamson Road, Mooresville, N.C. 28117.
 

Carl Larson, Jr.

Carl Edwin Larson, Jr., 68, of Mooresville, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002 at his residence.

Born April 17, 1933 in Woodhull, Ill. to the late Dorothy and Carl Edwin Larson, he was manager of fleet operations with the U.S. Postal Service in Clearwater, Fla. Mr. Larson was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Air Force. He attended Harbor Presbyterian Church and was involved in NASCAR Winston Cup Racing for more than 25 years.

Mr. Larson was married on Oct. 26, 1956 to Joyce Meinburg Larson, who survives. Surviving in addition to his wife are one son, Carl Theodore Larson of Mooresville; three daughters, Tamara Davis of Belleair, Fla., Carla White of Seminole, Fla. and Dawn Tisinger of New Port Richey, Fla.; two sisters, Mary Cox of St. Petersburg, Fla. and Virginia Francis of Florida; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Paige Tisinger.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today (Wednesday), Jan. 9 at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bill Heard and Pastor Ron Pegram officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Motor Racing Outreach, 5555 Concord Pkwy S. 405, Concord, N.C. 28027-3828 or to Harbor Presbyterian Church, 433 Williamson Road, Mooresville, N.C., 28117.
 

Kenneth Lyttle

Kenneth Walter Lyttle, 77, of Mooresville, formerly of Cleveland, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002 at Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation.

Born April 12, 1924 in Rowan Countyto the late Brather J. and Ella Mae Ritchie Lyttle, he was a retired employee of Burlington Industries in Mooresville and a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Bear Poplar. He was married to Marie Poston Lyttle, who preceded him in death.

Mr. Lyttle was also preceded in death by two brothers, Henry M. Lyttle and Carl J. Lyttle, and two sisters, Mary Holdsclaw and Helen Kepley. Survivors include four sisters, Daisy Sechler and Ruth Moore, both of China Grove, and Hazel Cress and Margaret Harrison, both of Salisbury.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 6 at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Bear Poplar. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Frank Clontz

James Franklin "Frank" Clontz, 69, of Troutman, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002 at Iredell Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.

Born March 15, 1932 in Iredell County to the late James Lloyd and Eva Wilkinson Clontz, he was owner of Quality Aluminum for 35 years before retiring. A lifelong member of Rocky Mount United Methodist Church, Mr. Clontz served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was married on July 22, 1953 to Jennie Moore Clontz, who survives. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Susan Ehret of Statesville; one son, Jamie Clontz of Troutman; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Jan. 6 at Rocky Mount United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the Clontz family by e-mail at www.legacy.com

LeRoy Robinson

LeRoy Robinson, 70, of Huntersville, formerly of Beavercreek and Xenia, Ohio, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002 at his home.

A son of Edna Riley of Xenia and the late Jonas V. Robinson, he was a graduate of Zenia High School, class of 1949. Mr. Robinson served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy and was employed at Agie Elox L&D, Davidson for 33 years. He was past master of Williams Lodge 176 A.F.&A.M. in Cornelius, a member of Scottish Rite Valley of Charlotte, York Rite Bodies of Salisbury, Shrine Oasis Temple of Charlotte, American Legion Post 321 of Huntersville and a member of Franklin Baptist Church in Franklin, Ohio.

Mr. Robinson was married to Delorise Robinson, who survives. In addition to his wife and mother, Mr. Robinson is survived by two sons, Robbie L. Robinson of Los Angeles, Calif. and Greg Robinson of Gastonia; a daughter, Kimberly L. Lowe of Charlotte; and four grandchildren. Mr. Robinson was preceded in death by two brothers, Samuel J. and Herbert R. Robinson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10 at First Baptist Church of Huntersville. Following the funeral service, a Masonic graveside service will be held at Carolina Memorial Park, Hwy. 29 N. at I-85, Concord.

The family will receive friends today (Wednesday), Jan. 9, 2002 from 6-9 p.m. at Raymer Funeral Home, 6901 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. Memorials may be made to Hospice at Charlotte, 1420 E. 7th St., Charlotte, N.C. 28204.

Laura Dishman

Laura Goodson Dishman, 71, of Mt. Ulla, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002 at Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation in Mooresville.

Born Nov. 20, 1930 in Iredell County, to the late Otis O. and Jessie B. Duckworth Goodson, Mrs. Dishman was a 1950 graduate of Brawley High School and was a retired inspector for Burlington Industries in Mooresville, having over 38 years of service. She was a member of Back Creek Presbyterian Church in Mt. Ulla.

Mrs. Dishman was married to Kenneth E. Dishman who preceded her in death. A brother, Winston Goodson, also preceded her in death. Survivors include her children, Ron Dishman of Salisbury, Renaye D. Jarrett of Concord, Denise D. Ervin of Mooresville, and Patricia D. McDaniel of Cross Hill, S.C.; two brothers, Harvey Goodson of Davidson and John Goodson of Mooresville; two sisters, Elizabeth Brooks of Mooresville and Delores Kiser of Mt. Ulla; 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11 at Back Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Mt. Ulla with Rev. Bill Thrailkill officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10 at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Back Creek Presbyterian Church, 2145 Back Creek Church Road, Mt. Ulla, N.C. 28125.

Mary Dorton

Mary Elizabeth Mayhew Dorton, 79, of Mooresville, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002 at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.

Born Dec. 24, 1922 in Mooresville, she was a daughter of the late Luke and Lottie Settlemeyer Mayhew. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Dorton married CWO James Harding Dorton who preceded her in death on June 17, 1971.

Survivors include two sons, James M. Dorton of Charleston, S.C. and Terry L. Dorton of Mooresville; three brothers, L.P. Mayhew of Mint Hill, Larry Mayhew of Mooresville and Gene Mayhew of Fayetteville; a sister, Becky Gibson of Mooresville; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 14, 2002 at Williamson's Chapel United Methodist Church with Dr. Terry Moore officiating. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. at Salisbury National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002 at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Citadel Chapel, The Citadel, 171 Moultrie St., Charleston, S.C. 29409.
 

Phyllis Fowler

Phyllis Birrell Franke Fowler, of The Pines at Davidson, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002 at Presbyterian Hospital.

A graduate of Wells College, Aurora, N.Y., Mrs. Fowler received her MSW from New York University, School of Social Work. She was a volunteer and caseworker at the Rennselaer County and Westchester County American Red Cross and was active in the Junior League of Troy and Larchmont, N.Y. Mrs. Fowler moved to the Pines at Davidson in 1988. She was active in the Tega Cay and The Pines Retirement communities. She was married in 1943 to Harding Hall Fowler, who preceded her in death in 1985.

Survivors include a son, Russell Fowler; a daughter, Elizabeth Horton; two sisters, Anne Ulinski and Patricia Kouns; three grandchildren; seven nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12 in the Lingle Chapel at Davidson College Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the donor's favorite charity.
 

J.B. Brown

J.B. Brown, a former resident of Mooresville, died on Friday, Jan. 4, 2002 in Chula Vista, Calif.

Born Dec. 23, 1926 in Mooresville, he was the son of the late Ivey Lee Brown and Ola Pope Brown. He was retired from the U.S. Navy having served 20 years. Mr. Brown previously ran a cafe in Mooresville.

He was married for 55 years to Lila Mae Bass Brown, who survives. Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Jerry Michael Brown of Orlando, Fla. and J.B. Brown, Jr. of Missouri; one daughter, Patsy McClain of Chula Vista, Calif; three sisters, Margaret Freeman of Mt. Ulla, and Rachel Bowles and Peggy Moss, both of Mooresville; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Services were held on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002 in Chula Vista, Calif. The U.S. Navy held a memorial service at sea and scattered his ashes.
 

Alvin Simmons

Alvin Troy Simmons, 69, of Mt. Mourne, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002 at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center in Mooresville.

Born Feb. 12, 1932 in Nutbush, Va., Mr. Simmons was the son of the late James T. and Berdell Hooper Simmons. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was preceded in death by a son, Mark V. Rust. Survivors include a daughter, Karen Simmons Dixon of Gastonia; a son, James T. Rust of Fayetteville; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A private service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the donor's local food bank of choice.
 

Walter Goodman

Walter Alex Goodman, 103, of Mooresville, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002 at his home.

Mr. Goodman, who loved farming, was a professional, self-employed barber from the 1930s until his retirement. He was a member of Vanderburg United Methodist Church.

He was married for more than 60 years to Sue Maulden Goodman, who preceded him in death on May 12, 1990. Survivors include his son, Jim Goodman of Mooresville; six grandchildren, James Steven Goodman of Memphis, Tenn., Shannon T. Goodman Lubiani of Ayden; S. Michele Goodman Beam of Chocowinity, Anita M. Goodman Asbell and Leah M. Goodman Daughety, both of Bethel, and Lance T. Goodman of Greenville; seven great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will held at 2 p.m. today (Friday), Jan. 11, 2002 at Vanderburg United Methodist Church with Rev. W. Gerald Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 1-2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Vanderburg United Methodist Church, 1809 Charlotte Hwy., Mooresville, N.C. 28115 or Hospice of Iredell County, 403 E. Statesville Ave., Mooresville, N.C. 28115 or a charity of the donor's choice.
 

Helene Wagner

Hallie (Helene) Beatrice Fisher Wagner, 91, of Denver, formerly of Mooresville and Drexel Hill, Pa., died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002 at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, Mooresville.

Born July 12, 1910, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Carrie Rogers Fisher of Mooresville. A member of Westport Baptist Church in Denver, Mrs. Wagner was retired from Strawbridge and Clothier Company in Philadelphia, Pa. after 40 years as a buyer.

Mrs. Wagner was married on Jan. 23, 1929 to Clayton Earl Wagner, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Clifford, Charles and Harold Fisher and three sisters, Vivian Alexander, Grace Davis and Macie McKay.

Survivors are a sister, Kathleen Donaldson of Denver and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002 at Westport Baptist Church, Denver with Rev. Mike Young and Rev. David Hardin officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Memorial Park, Mooresville. The family will receive friends at the church from 1-2:30 p.m. prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Westport Baptist Church, 2372 Lakeshore Road South, Denver, N.C. 28037.


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