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Sheila Ritchie

Sheila Lambert Ritchie, 45, of Mooresville died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002 at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.

Born June 14, 1956 in Iredell County to George Lambert of Statesville and the late Elsie Mae Lambert, Mrs. Ritchie was an employee of Troutman Chair Company. She was a member of Cascade Baptist Church in Mooresville.

She was married to Keith Ritchie, who survives.

Surviving in addition to her husband and father are her children, Dylan Keith Ritchie and Michele Gregory; a sister, Teresa Cunningham of Charlotte and one granddaughter.

Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 14, at Cascade Baptist Church. Burial was in Glenwood Memorial Park.
 

Richard Stephan

Richard Anthony Stephan, 70, of Mooresville died Monday, Jan. 14, 2002 at his home.

Born in Beverly, N.J. to the late Louis J. and Catherine K. Stephan, he attended Bordentown Military Institute and Albright College. After serving in the U.S. Air Force, Mr. Stephan was discharged in 1953 and began an early career training thoroughbred racehorses. Prior to his retirement in 1990, he managed an automobile agency in Clifton, N.J.

He was married to Carolyn M. Stephan, who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Christopher J. and Eric J. Stephan; a daughter, Holly A. Stephan; a sister, Joyce Stephan Massi; and three grandchildren.

Funeral services are scheduled for 8 p.m. today (Wednesday), Jan. 16 in the Raymer Funeral Home Chapel with Father James McAndrews officiating. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 at Pinelawn Memorial Park in Southern Pines.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8 p.m. today, one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

David Harrington

David Jacques Harrington, 70, of Charlotte died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002 at his home.

Born Aug. 30, 1931 in Fayetteville to the late Leon P. Harrington and Eva Cole, he was a graduate of Derita High School, a Korean War veteran, having served in the U.S. Air Force, and was retired from AAA Motor Club.

Mr. Harrington is survived by two sons, David J. Harrington Jr. and Travis P. Harrington, both of Charlotte; a daughter, Teri A. Gettings of Huntersville; three sisters, Jean Williamson of Cherryville, Shirley Wood of Louisiana and Lynda Whitson of Pelzer, S.C.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Ronald, Joe and Bill Harrington.

A graveside service was held Saturday, Jan. 12 at Sharon Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Hospice at Charlotte, 1420 E. 7th St., Charlotte, N.C., 28204.
 

Wade Cook

Wade H. Cook, 75, of Orlando, Fla., died Friday, Jan. 11, 2002 of a massive stroke.

Mr. Cook was born in Gastonia and was director of field services for Schlafhorst in Charlotte. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy, and was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Mooresville. Mr. Cook moved to central Florida in 1998.

He was married to Lucille Cook, who survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Lu Ann Brinkley of Atlanta, Ga. and Judith Cook Mackesy of Matthews; three sisters, Faye Cook Agoes of Orlando, Fla., Sue Freeze of Concord and Kay Dellinger of Fayetteville; a granddaughter, a great-grandson and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 14 at Woodlawn Funeral Home in Orlando.

Ralph Upright

Ralph Moore Upright, 90, of Crown Colony in Mooresville died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002 at Crown Colony.

Born Jan. 19, 1912 in Rowan County to the late James Crawford and Clarissa Smith Upright, he was a retired employee of Burlington Industries in Mooresville, having 30 years of service. Mr. Upright was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church in China Grove.

He was married to Lois Elizabeth Henderson Upright, who preceded him in death. Mr. Upright is survived by a son, Gary Upright of China Grove and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church with Rev. G. Wayne Sipe officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today (Friday), Jan. 25 at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home in Mooresville.

Memorials may be made to Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church Building Fund, 185 Concordia Church Road, China Grove, N.C. 28023.
 

Martha Bernard

Martha Key Brewer Bernard, 81, of Davidson died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002.

Born Aug. 8, 1920 in Clarksdale, Miss. to the late Edward Cage and Ione Whitten Brown Brewer, Mrs. Bernard was educated in the public schools of Clarksdale, at Stephens College in St. Louis, Mo., and Randolph-Macon Women's College in Lynchburg, Va., where she received her B.A. degree. Mrs. Bernard lived in Charlottesville, Va. and lived in New Haven, Conn. for six years. She moved to Davidson in 1955, where her husband served in the department of mathematics at Davidson College until his retirement in 1983. Mrs. Bernard was a member of Davidson College Presbyterian Church, where she served as a Sunday School teacher and was active in numerous committees over many years. A charter member of the Tuesday Book Club, she was also a member of the Colonial Dames and the DAR.

Mrs. Bernard was married for 54 years to Richard Ryerson Bernard, who preceded her in death in 1997.

Mrs. Bernard is survived by a daughter, Sallie Feild Bernard of Asheville; two sons, Richard R. Bernard Jr. of Florence, Colo. and Edward C.B. Bernard of Baltimore, Md.; a brother, William Chester Brewer of Jackson, Miss.; and two grandsons.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at Davidson College Presbyterian Church with Rev. Allen Brindisi officiating. Visitation will follow in the fellowship hall and the family will also receive friends at 4 p.m. at The Pines at Davidson.

Memorials may be made to Davidson College for the Bernard Society of Mathematics, P.O. Box 1719, Davidson, N.C., 28036; Davidson College Presbyterian Church in support of the Habitat for Humanity Fund, P.O. Box 337, Davidson, N.C., 28036; or to The Pines at Davidson Residents Support Fund, 400 Avinger Lane, Davidson, N.C., 28036.
 

Wilson Brown

Wilson Harrison Brown, 89, of Winston-Salem died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.

Born Jan. 14, 1913 in Stokes County to Henry Houston and Alice Stone Brown, he worked at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company for 40 years. Mr. Brown was a member of Ardmore United Methodist Church and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was married to Hannah Presson Brown, who preceded him in death.

Mr. Brown is survived by two sons, Wilson Brown of Cary and David Brown of Mooresville; a sister, Rebecca Day of Winston-Salem; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

A graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m. today (Friday), Jan. 25 in Pinnacle United Methodist Church Cemetery. Minister Charles Belch will officiate.

Memorials may be made to Ardmore United Methodist Church, 630 S. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem, N.C., 27103; or Hospice & Palliative CareCenter, 1100-C S. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, N.C., 27103.
 

Bessie Morrison

Bessie Connor Morrison, 81, of China Grove died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002 at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.

Born June 27, 1920 in Charlotte to the late Addie Woffe and Sylvester Connor, Mrs. Morrison was a homemaker and a member of Sills Creek A.M.E. Zion Church.

She was married to Henry M. Morrison, who survives.

Surviving in addition to her husband are three sons, Benny R. Connor of Landis, J.D. Melvin Connor of Rock Hill, S.C. and Ralph Truman Connor of Palm Bay, Fla.; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services are planned at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at Sills Creek A.M.E. Zion Church with Rev. Dr. A.C. Hunnicutt officiating. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends today (Friday), Jan. 25 from 7-8 p.m. at Bryant-Lytle-Young Funeral Home.

Mary McAleese

Mary Pierce McAleese, 89, of Mooresville died Monday, Jan. 28, 2002 at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.

Born Oct. 28, 1912 in Louisville, Ky. to the late William and Nancy Pierce, Mrs. McAleese was a homemaker. She was a member of 23rd and Broadway Baptist Church in Louisville, the Kentucky Eastern Star.

She was married to George McAleese Jr., a former captain with the Louisville Police Department, who preceded her in death.

Ten brothers and sisters also preceded her in death.

Mrs. McAleese is survived by a son, George McAleese of Hollywood, Fla.; a brother, Robert Pierce of Louisville, Ky.; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to St. PeterÕs By-the-Lake Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 8433 Fairfield Forest Road, Denver, N.C., 28037.
 

Lillian Kistler

Lillian Ballard Kistler, 102, of Mooresville died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002 at Huntersville Oaks.

Born Jan. 24, 1900 in Iredell County to the late John L. and Margaret Alexander Ballard, Mrs. Kistler was a homemaker and a member of Coddle Creek ARP Church. She was also a member of Linwood Homemakers Club. Mrs. Kistler was married for 73 years to Glenn W. Kistler, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a son, William Herron Kistler, as well as seven brothers and sisters.

Mrs. Kistler is survived by a son, Thomas L. Kistler of Mooresville; a daughter, Lina K. Dusenberry of Burlington; two sisters, Lois B. Thompson and Alberta B. Lowrance, both of Huntersville; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at Coddle Creek ARP Church with Rev. James A. Hunt officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. today (Friday), Feb. 1 at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home in Mooresville. Memorials may be made to Coddle Creek ARP Church, 2297 Coddle Creek Highway, Mooresville, N.C., 28115.
 

Oren Holt

John Oren Holt, 89, of Mooresville died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002.

Born April 22, 1912 in Spartanburg, S.C. to the late Clarence C. and Arsula Johnson Holt, he was a graduate of Wofford College and served in the military in World War II for five years, retiring with the rank of lieutenant colonel. Mr. Holt was the first commander of the National Guard in Mooresville and was instrumental in the construction of the N.C. National Guard Armory building. Following his discharge from service, he worked in the textile industry.

Mr. Holt served as president of the Kiwanis Club and was a member of the MenÕs Bible Class of the First Presbyterian Church.

He was married to Eloise Cranford Holt, who survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, John Holt of Jupiter, Fla.; and two brothers, W. Homer Holt and R. Glenn Holt, both of Spartanburg, S.C. Three brothers, James P., C. Edwin and Robert E. Holt, and a sister, Mary Holt Thomason, preceded him in death.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. S. Edwin Lewis and Dr. Fred A. Coates officiating. The family will receive friends at 753 E. Iredell Ave. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Restoration Fund, 249 W. McLelland Ave., N.C., 28115.
 

David Hambright

David Madison Hambright, 30, of Cleveland, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002.

Born Oct. 24, 1971 in Rowan County to the late Linda Gilbert Brown, Mr. Hambright was an employee of Freightliner in Cleveland. He was married to Michele Alexander Hambright, who survives. Also surviving are his children, Madison and Hanna Hambright, both of the home; his stepfather, Richard Brown of Cleveland; a brother, Randy Hambright of Cleveland; and a nephew.

The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m. today (Friday), Feb. 1 at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home in Mooresville. Memorials may be made to the Michele Alexander Hambright Family, c/o BB&T, 231 E. Plaza Drive, Mooresville, N.C., 28115.
 

Homer Wagner

Homer Elbert Wagner, 82, of Troutman died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002 at Iredell Memorial Hospital following an extended period of declining health.

Born Nov. 13, 1919 in Iredell County to the late Vance Lee and Essie Sherrill Wagner, he was the owner and operator of Wagner Hardware Company in Statesville from 1950 until his retirement in 1991. Prior to that he worked with his father at Wagner Hardware in Troutman. He graduated with the class of 1936 at Troutman High School and later attended sheet metal school in Bristol, Tenn. and Mitchell College. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Army. For 53 years, Mr. Wagner was a member of the Troutman Lions Club and served as a volunteer fireman with the Troutman Fire Department. He was a charter member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Troutman, having been baptized and confirmed during his youth, and served as a member of the Church Council.

He was married to Irene Brawley Shook Wagner, who survives. Surviving in addition to his wife are a stepson, David Shook of Greensboro; three sisters, Alma Murdock, Thelma Dulin and Mildred Honeycutt, all of Troutman; two step-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. A sister, Ethel Simpson, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Friday), Feb. 1 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Tommy Beaver officiating. Burial will follow at St. Michael's Cemetery. The family requests no flowers. Memorials may be made to Fifth Street Ministries, P.O. Box 5217, Statesville, N.C., 28687; the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 91, Statesville, N.C., 28687 or Yokefellow, P.O. Box 5384, Statesville, N.C., 28687.
 

Peter Duenas

Peter Castro Duenas, 49, of Mooresville died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Born July 8, 1952 in Guam, he worked in off line parts for Freightliner. He taught Tae-Kwoa-Do for 20 years.

He is survived by his father, Enrque Duenas of Guam; two sons, Gerald Jonson of Guam and Jacob Reimer of Utah; a daughter, Christeena Billings of Utah; his fiancee, Judy Heldman of Mooresville; eight sisters, four brothers, and two grandchildren.

Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4 at Neill Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 at St. Therese Catholic Church with Father James Keogh officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Family House of Chapel Hill, P.O. Box 16606, Chapel Hill, N.C., 27516-6606.
 

Arlene Alexander

Arlene Zita McWain Alexander, 69, of Mooresville, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002 at her home.

Born July 9, 1932 in Detroit, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Keith and Caroline Yaklin McWain.

Mrs. Alexander was married to Phi Alexander, who preceded her in death on Jan. 14, 1991.

She is survived by three sons, Phillip A. Alexander and Cress Alexander, both of Mooresville, and Flynn Alexander of Lawrenceville, Ga.; three daughters, Carolyn Alexander and Nancy Alexander, both of Mooresville, and Frances Chavers of Mt. Ulla; a brother, Frank McWain of Salt Lake City, Utah; two sisters, Ruth Stoelting of Stuart, Fla. and Fay Colmar-Preece of Fullerton, Calif.; and eight grandchildren.

Funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. today (Friday), Feb. 1 at St. Therese Catholic Church with Father James McAndrews officiating. Burial will be in Willow Valley Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church following the service.
 

Cathy Miller

Cathy Schronce Miller, 43, of Mooresville, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002 in Wilmington.

Born March 5, 1958 in Iredell County, she was the daughter of Bill and Jackie Schronce of Mooresville.

Mrs. Miller was married to Billy Ray Miller, who survives. Also surviving are five daughters, Christy Christopher and Windy Blair, both of Mooresville, Heather Blair of Statesville, and Harley and Whitney Blair, both of Wilmington; a brother, Eric Schronce of Mooresville; and a granddaughter. Two brothers, Jimmy and Derick Schronce, preceded her in death.

A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today (Friday), Feb. 1 at Vanderburg United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Gerald Davis officiating. The family will receive friends at the church Friday from 1-2 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Vanderburg United Methodist Church, 1809 Charlotte Highway, Mooresville, N.C., 28115.

Martha Rouse

Martha Denmark Rouse, 95, of Huntersville died Tuesday, April 30, 2002 at The Oaks in Huntersville.

Born in Kinston in 1907, Mrs. Rouse was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church in Kinston, and was retired from Denmark's Florist in Kinston. In later years, she was a regular volunteer at Kinston soup kitchens.

She was preceded in death by a son, Ross E. Rouse Jr.

Mrs. Rouse survived by two daughters, Winifred Allan of Houston, Texas, and Emily furr of Denver, N.C.; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Saturday, May 4, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Denver. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 2101 N. Heritage St., Kinston, N.C. 28501, or to St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Fairfield Church Road, Denver, N.C. 28037.

Odessa Williams 

Odessa Allison Johnson Williams, 93, of Davidson died May 1, 2002 at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Clyburn & Bigham Mortuary in Mooresville is in charge.

Rusty Childers

Charles "Rusty" Carey Childers, 65, of Mooresville, died Friday, May 3, 2002, at his residence. Born Sept. 26, 1936, in Mooresville, he was a son of Robena Munday Childers of Mooresville, and the late Harry Lee Childers, Sr. A graduate of Mooresville High School, Mr. Childers attended N.C. State University and studied and graduated in Electronic Technology from the Cleveland Institute of Electronics United Electronics Lab. An electronic organ technician, he was a United States Army veteran. Mr. Childers was a member of Southside Baptist Church, Mooresville, where he served as Head of Ushers and Sunday School secretary. Mr. Childers was preceded in death by a daughter, Joni M. Childers. He was married to Barbara "Bobbie" Coleman Childers, who survives. Mr. Childers is also survived by a son, Kelly Charles Childers of Mooresville; two brothers, Harry Lee Childers, Jr. and Paul E. Childers, both of Mooresville; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 5 at the Cavin-Cook Funeral Home Chapel, Mooresville. Burial followed in Glenwood Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Troutman Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 275, Troutman, NC 28166 and/or Hospice of Iredell County, 403 E. Statesville Ave., Mooresville, NC 28115. 

Jim Stacy

James Edward "Jim" Stacy, 87, of Cornelius died Saturday, May 4, 2002, at his residence. Born Aug. 21, 1914, in High Point, to the late William Robert and Carey Steinback Stacy, he was owner/operator of grocery stores in both Huntersville and Caldwell Station and a café in Huntersville. He had also worked for New Method Laundry and Cleaners. Mr. Stacy was a member of First Baptist Church, Cornelius. Mr. Stacy was married to Ruby Irene Keller Stacy, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were a daughter, Carey Irene Stacy; brother, Charles Stacy; and sister, Ruby Stacy Southern. Mr. Stacy is survived by a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were Monday, May 6 at First Baptist Church of Cornelius. Burial followed in Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Houstonville. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 100, Cornelius, N.C. 28031. 

Odessa Williams 

Odessa Alice Williams, 93, of Davidson died Wednesday, May 1, 2002 at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Born July 22, 1908 in Mecklenburg County, to the late Will and Euphizine Johnson, Mrs. Williams attended Davidson High School and was employed with Davidson College for a number of years, serving as a cook for fraternity houses. She also worked as a physical therapist at The Huntersville Oaks. A member of Reeves Temple A.M.E. Zion Church, Mrs. Williams served in various capacities in church organizations and activities in the community. She was married to Lafeyette Williams Sr., who preceded her in death. Three sisters, Willie Johnson McCain, Lucille Johnson and Marjorie Heath; and two brothers, Clyde and Howard Johnson, also preceded her in death. Mrs. Williams is survived by two sons, Lafeyette Williams of Charlotte and Wardell Williams of Winston-Salem; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and other relatives. Funeral services were Sunday, May 5 at Reeves Temple A.M.E. Zion Church in Davidson. Burial was in the Christian Aide Society Cemetery. 

Audrey Stewart 

Audrey Dorsey Stewart, 82, of Troutman died Wednesday, May 1, 2002 at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville. Born May 11, 1919 in Iredell County to the late Walter Cornelius and Ida Stewart, he was a member of Morrows Chapel United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the United Methodist Men. Mr. Stewart was retired from Holshouser Foundry. He was married to Pauline Stewart, who preceded him in death. Mr. Stewart is survived by three sons, Audrey G. Stewart and Robin F. Stewart, both of Troutman, and Donald R. Stewart of Statesville; a daughter, Billie Stewart of Troutman; three sisters, Fairy S. Gregory of Gastonia and Willie S. Gaither and Helen C. Stewart, both of Mooresville; three brothers, Billy J. Stewart of Mooresville and Fred Cornelius and Walter Cornelius, both of Troutman; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, May 4 at Morrows Chapel United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery. 

Dorothy Pharr 

Dorothy Nance Pharr, 89, of Davidson died Sunday, May 5, 2002 at Harris Hospice Unit of Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte from complications following a stroke. Born March 17, 1913 in Mecklenburg County to Alexander Sinclair and Tessie Riley Nance, Mrs. Pharr graduated from Davidson High School and began her career as a caregiver. She was an active member of Centre Presbyterian Church and a member of the Templeton Circle. She was married to Walter Mack Pharr, who preceded her in death. A sister and three brothers also preceded her in death. Mrs. Pharr is survived by a daughter, Phyllis A. Pharr of Charlotte; a son, Walter Mack Pharr III of Cornelius; four sisters, Faye Martin of Mooresville and Inez Fleming, Bunchie Winecoff and Margaret Washam, all of Davidson; one brother, Harry Sinclair Nance of Statesville; and two grandchildren. A graveside service was held Tuesday, May 7 at Mimosa Cemetery in Davidson. A memorial service followed at Centre Presbyterian Church. Memorials may be made to Centre Presbyterian Church, 129 Centre Church Road, Mooresville, N.C. 28117 or to Harris Hospice Unit of Presbyterian Hospital, Presbyterian Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 33549, Charlotte, N.C. 28233. 

Margaret Edwards 

Margaret Stapp Edwards, 92, of Denver, died Sunday, May 5, 2002. Born on January 21, 1910, in Millersburg, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Dr. Harry F. and Sara Wagner Stapp. Mrs. Edwards was a homemaker. She was a member of Zion's United Church of Christ, Pottstown, Pa., and the Order of Eastern Star for over 55 years. Mrs. Edwards was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Edward Edwards. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Dr. Harriet L. Stapp. Survivors include her daughter, Sally E. Herr, of Denver; four grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m., Friday, May 10, 2002, at the Cavin-Cook Funeral Home Chapel, Mooresville, with Rev. Eddie Black officiating. Burial will take place at Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown, Pa. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, Carolinas Chapter, 5019 Nations Crossing, Suite 217, Charlotte, N.C. 28217, the American Cancer Society, 500 E. Morehead St., Charlotte, N.C. 28202, and/or the Shriner's Children's Hospital, c/o Oasis Temple, P.O. Box 560666, Charlotte, N.C. 28256. 

Billie McIntyre 

Billie Jean McIntyre, 70, of Davidson died Sunday, May 5, 2002 at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center. Born Feb. 27, 1932 in Guilford County, she was a daughter of the late William E. and Louise McKay McIntyre. Miss McIntyre was a retired secretary. She is survived by a brother, John A. McIntyre of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; two nephews, Ray McIntyre of Myrtle Beach and John A. McIntyre of Mt. Pleasant, S.C. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday), May 8 at Neill Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Robbins. The family will receive friends after the service at Neill Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. 

Alice Hunter 

Alice Julia Wheeler Hunter, 69, of Denver died Monday, May 6, 2002 at her residence. Born July 2, 1932 in Mecklenburg County to the late Lonnie and Pearl Kinnley Wheeler, Mrs. Hunter was a member of Beth Haven Baptist Church in Denver. She attended Central High School and was a homemaker. She was married to Julis R. Hunter Sr., who preceded her in death. Surviving are two sons, Gary W. Hunter of Denver and Jay Hunter of Cherryville; a daughter, Lisa Michael of Thomasville; and six grandchildren. A graveside service will be held Thursday, May 9 at Charlotte Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Raymer Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Beth Haven Baptist Church, P.O. Box 156 Denver, N.C., 28037.

Arvel Nichols 

Arvel A. Nichols, 74, of Mooresville died Monday, May 13, 2002 at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.

Born Jan. 17, 1928 in Davidson County, he was the son of the alte Avery Nichols and Lila Farmer Nichols.

Mr. Nichols was employed by The Peninsula Golf Club in Cornelius. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict, and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Cornelius.

He was married to Louisse McCaskill, who survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Sue McCorkle of Fort Myers, Fla.; a step son, Charles Myers, of Matthews; two sisters, Evelyn Stewart and Frances Davis, both of Thomasville; a brother, Glenn Nichols of Raleigh; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 

Funeral services will be held today (Friday) at 3 p.m. at J.C. Green & Sons Chapel in Thomasville, followed by burial at Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Thomasville. Memorials may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, 2 Hanover Square, Suite 1600, Raleigh, N.C. 27601. 

Herbert Reavis 

Herbert Hoover Reavis, 73, of Rockwell died Monday, May 13, 2002 at his home. Born Dec. 1, 1928 in Wilkes County, he was the son of the late William R. Reavis and Dorothy Mae Estep Reavis. He was retired from Dairy Fresh in Winston-Salem, and was an active member of Rock Grove United Methodist Church in Rockwell.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Reavis was preceded in death by his first wife, Anna sue Elledge Reavis, and a step-son, Eric Roseman. Mr. Reavis was married to Lottie Stroud Reavis, who survives.

He is also survived by a son, Billy Barnette of North Wilkesboro; a step-son, Keith Roseman of El Paso, Texas; a daughter, Ann Dodson of Belews Creek; a set-daughter, Carla Smith of Concord; a brother, David Reavis of Statesville; four sisters, Sue Walker of Rockwell, Grace Millsaps of Stony Point, Ethel Baity of Monroe and Myrtle Sigmon of Mooresville; 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are today (Friday) at 1 p.m. at Rock Grove United Methodist Church, followed by burial at Crestview Memorial Park in Winston-Salem. An on-line memorial for Mr. Reavis can be found at: www.linnhoneycutt.com Memorials may also be made to Rowan Regional Home Health & Hospice, 825 A.W. Henderson St., Salisbury, N.C. 28144.

Kitty Goff 

Kathryn "Kitty" Estelle Rauchfuss Goff, 84, of Terrell died Monday May 13, 2002. Born Oct. 22, 1917 in Ceanford N.J., she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Estelle Bigley Rauchfuss.

Mrs. Goff served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, driving transports between San Diego and Los Angeles. She was an active member of St. Francis of Asissi Catholic Church in Lenoir. Mrs. Goff was married to William H. Goff, who preceded her in death. 

She is survived by a son, Bill Goff of Terrell; two daughters, Kathryn Johnson of Albuquerque, N.M. and Mary Knutson of Saratoga, N.Y., and six grandchildren. A memorial mass was said Wednesday at St. Therese Catholic Church. Private burial will be at Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, Ky. Memorials may be made to St. Francis of Asissi Church, Lenoir, N.C. 28645 or St. Therese Catholic Church, Mooresville, N.C. 28117. 

Mary Canipe 

Mary Edith Canipe, 82, of Mt. Airy died Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at Glade Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Walkersville. Born Aug. 25, 1919 in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Boone W. and Rachel Lockman Hager. Mrs. Canipe was a homemaker and a member of Fieldstone Presbyterian Church in Mooresville. 

She was married to Hugh Canipe, who died in 1992. Also preceding her in death were two sisters and a brother. 

Mrs. Canipe is survived by a daughter, Brenda Kunkel of Mt. Airy; two sisters, Mabel Lineberger and Edna Moore; a brother, Bob Hager; and three grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be held Monday, May 20,at 11 a.m. at Stauffer Funeral Home in Mt. Airy, followed by burial at Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery in Reisterstown. The family will receive friends on Sunday, May 19, at Stauffer Funeral Home from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Society of Maryland, 8700 LaSalle Road, Towson, Md., 21204.

William Norman 

William Marshall Norman Jr., 83, formerly of Mooresville, died Monday, May 27, 2002 in Greensboro. 

Born April 8, 1919 in Mooresville to the late William M. and Gertrude Melchor Norman, he attended Davidson College before serving in the U.S. Army, then earned a degree in engineering from N.C. State University. Mr. Norman was a member of the Kiwanis Club, the Hard Rock Coffee Club and the Sportsmen Wildlife Club. He was also a 32nd degree Mason. 

He was married to Elizabeth Byrd Norman, who survives. 

Mr. Norman is also survived by his three children, William M. Norman III of Landenburg, Pa., and Parker N. Call and Thomas P. Norman, both of Raleigh,; and one grandson. 

A memorial service was held Thursday, May 30 in Greensboro. 

Memorials may be made to the Benjamin Parkway branch of the Greensboro Public Library, or to Hospice at Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, N.C. 27405.

Alvina Summers 

Alvina Saddler Summers, 88, of Troutman, died Sunday, May 26, 2002, at Brian Center of Statesville following an extended illness. 

She was born on May 10, 1914, in Iredell County and was the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson Saddler and Martha Houston Saddler. She attended Iredell County schools and was a lifelong member of Zion Wesley AME Zion Church in Troutman. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Troutman Chair Co. She was also a member of Troutman Better Community Club. Mrs. Summers was preceded in death by seven sisters, Creola Alexander, Hattie Carlton, Naomi Torrence, Blanche Templeton, Della Davidson, Beatrice Saddler and Dythula Reid; two brothers, Ralph Saddler and Loymack Saddler; and two grandchildren, Waddell Stevenson and Johnny LaDell Summers. Survivors include two sons, John Summers of Statesville and William Frank Summers of the home; one daughter, Doretha Wilson of Troutman; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, May 30 at Zion Wesley AME Zion Church in Troutman, followed by burial at Iredell Memorial Gardens.

John Griffin 

John C. Griffin, Sr., 67, died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at Roper Hospital. Born April 17, 1935 in Cornelius, he was the son of the late William Collet Griffin and Mary Simpson Griffin. He was a retired salesman, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of New Covenant Presbyterian Church in Manning. He was married to former Mooresville resident Betty Lenora Rhodes Griffin, who survives. Also surviving are three sons, John Curtis Griffin Jr. of Woodbine, Ga., Mark Griffin of Columbia, S.C. and Todd Griffin of Alcolu, S.C.; three daughters, Janice Bostick of Mooresville, Kim Fingar of Manning, S.C. and Amy Wear of Hilton Head, S.C.; two sisters, Perry Story and Evelyn Hastedt, both of Charlotte; and 13 grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 4 at New Covenant Presbyterian. Memorials may be made to the building fund of New Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2833 Alex Harvin Hwy., Manning, S.C. 29102.


 
 
 

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