A funeral service for Toby Jean Foreman, 58, of Albemarle, was held
June 6, 2000, at Hartsell Funeral Home's Lefler Memorial Chapel. Rev. Gary
Hunsucker officiated and burial was in Silver Springs Baptist Church cemetery,
Mrs. Foreman died June 4 at her home. She was born June 22, 1941, the
daughter of the late Doris Bowers Burleson and Cline Burleson. She was
Survivors include her husband, Edgar Frank Foreman; two sons, Timmy
Foreman and Jeffery Foreman, and a sister, Mrs. Donnie (Elaine) Furr, all
of Albemarle. She also had three grandchildren.
A graveside service was held for Mollie Louise Terry who died May 26,
2000, in Stanly Memorial Hospital. Rev. Glenn Johnson officiated and burial
was in Fairview Memorial Park.
She was born July 3, 1931, in Albemarle, the daughter of Gertie Ragsdale
Idelle Terry and Troy B. Terry. She was a box maker at Wiscassett Hosiery
Survivors include three brothers, Charles David Terry of Albemarle,
Michael Dennis Terry of Hope Valley, R.I., and Troy Melvin Terry of Greenville,
S.C.; and a sister, Carolyn T. Thompson of New London.
Thomas Otha Wilson, 68, of Midland, died at Northeast Medical Center
on May 28, 2000.
Jimmy Bartley conducted the service which was held at Hartsell Chapel
in Midland on May 31.
Mr. Wilson was the son of Thomas Otha Wilson and Virginia Theadoshia
Ervin Wilson. He was a truck driver with Southern Star Trucking. He was
in the United States Navy and a member of Harmony Baptist Church, Stanfield.
He is survived by his wife, Earlene C, Wilson; stepsons Donald R. Bedsole
of Salisbury; Richard H. Bedsole of Welcome, N.C., and Ronald D. Bedsole
of Tampa, Fla.; and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Pamela Parks of Lexington.
Funeral services for David Martin Coley, 51, of Oakboro, were held
June 4, 2000, at Hartsell Funeral Home's Lefler Memorial Chapel with the
Rev. Kenneth Martin and the Rev. Jeff Smith presiding.
Burial was in Oakboro Cemetery.
Mr. Coley died June 1, 2000, at Stanly Memorial Hospital.
He was born May 31, 1949, in Stanly County, son of Jacqueline Brooke
King of Oakboro and the late Clyde Alexander Coley. Mr. Coley was a construction
worker and a served in the Navy. He was a graduate of West Stanly High
Survivors include his mother; sons, Josh Coley of Seattle and Travis
Coley of Hickory; daughter, Kasey Coley of Hickory; brother, Clyde Coley
of Oakboro; and a special friend Lisa Thompson.
Julia Poplin Leonard, 81, of Richfield, died May 28, 2000 at Stanly
She was born August 30, 1918 in Stanly County, the daughter of Phodia
Elizabeth Thompson Poplin and Adam Luther Poplin. She was married to the
late James Albert Leonard Sr. She was a retired winder at American &
A funeral service was held May 30 at Paul's Crossing Baptist Church,
officiated by Rev. Jessie R. Dennis. Burial was in the church cemetery
in Richfield. She was a member of that church.
Survivors include a son, James A. Leonard Jr., of Richfield; three
daughters, Sue Carol L. Swaringen of Albemarle; Zelia Ann L. Springer and
Rebecca Jo L. Ingram, both of Richfield; and a sister, Jewel Starnes of
Richfield; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to The Gideon International, Stanly-North Camp,
P.O. Box 585, Albemarle, 28002-0585.
Myra Bowman Hiatt died May 23, 2000, at Britthaven of Piedmont. She
was 86. A graveside service was conducted by Rev. Robert Ellis at Aquadale
Baptist Church cemetery on May 25.
Mrs. Hiatt was born March 26, 1914, in Patrick County, Va. She was
the daughter of Rebecca Bowman Bowman and Frank Bowman. She was married
to the late Hays Bowman and J. W. Hiatt. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include three daughters, Virginia B. Hiatt of Albemarle,
Marie Knight of Sanford, and Wavie A. Bates of Dobson; a son, Harry Bowman
of Pilot Mountain, N.C.; and a sister, Cora Bowman of Mount Airy. She had
22 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Edward Lewis Miller, 84, of New London, were held
June 4, 2000, at Kendalls Baptist Church with the Rev. Sonny Reeves and
the Rev. Dan Abernathy presiding.
Burial was in the church cemetery with military rites by the Stanly
Mr. Miller died June 2, 2000, at Stanly Manor.
He was born April 9, 1916, in Stanly County, son of Bettie and John
Miller. Mr. Miller was a retired farmer after having served in Navy for
20 years. He was a member of Kendalls Baptist Church. Mr. Miller served
with the Pacific Theatre, after Pearl Harbor he was stationed in Hawaii
as Chief Boatswain Mate. He was a graduate of New London High School and
a member of Masonic Lodge No. 703 AF&AM.
Survivors include wife, Louise Pickler Miller, of the home; son, Stephen
Miller of Sanford; daughter, Anita Almond of New London; sister, Mary Hatley
of Charlotte; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to Kendalls Baptist Church Building Fund, 32157
Kendalls Church Road, New London, N.C. 28127.
Funeral services for Ernest Carlow Hartsell, 74, of Stanfield, were
held June 1, 2000, at First Baptist Church, Locust, with Dr. Kinney Wallace
presiding. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Hartsell died May 30, 2000, at Transitional Health Service in Kannapolis.
He was born February 14, 1926, in Stanly County, son of Ralph and Florence
Hartsell. Mr. Hartsell was owner and manager of Hartsell Servicenter in
Locust. He served in the Army during World War II and was a member of First
Baptist Church, Locust.
Survivors include wife, Thelma T. Hartsell of the home; daughter, Sheila
Smith of Locust; grandson, Ryan Whitley of Midland; brothers, Willie Hartsell
and Lewis Hartsell, both of Locust; sisters, Brettie Barbee and Rossie
Lambert, both of Locust; great-grandchildren, Samantha and Alexis Whitley.
Walter Hagans Jr.
Funeral services for Walter Louis Hagans Jr., 71, of Albemarle, were
held at Hartsell Funeral Home's Lefler Memorial Chapel with the Rev. J.
Clifton Dunevant. Burial was in Fairview Memorial Park in Albemarle.
Mr. Hagans died May 31, 2000.
He was born April 27, 1929, in Stanly County, son of Julia and Walter
Hagans. Mr. Hagans worked for Stanly County Vocational Workshop in switch
Survivors include brother, Earl Hagans of Albemarle; and sisters, Betty
Paige and Linda Knotts, both of Albemarle.
Alton Thompson Sr.
Memorial service for Alton Eugene Thompson Sr., 73, of Charlotte, were
held June 4, 2000, at Hartsell Funeral Home's Lefler Memorial Chapel with
the Rev. Truette Rogers presiding. Burial was in Kendalls Baptist Church
cemetery in New London.
Mr. Thompson died June 1, 2000, at Beverly Healthcare Renaissance.
He was born July 31, 1926, in Albemarle, son of Della and Clyde Thompson.
Mr. Thompson was a self-employed carpet manufacturer and served in the
Navy. He was married to the late Johnnye Jane Pickler Thompson. He was
a member of Main Street United Methodist Church and a graduate of Albemarle
Survivors include son, Alton Thompson Jr. of Dalton, Ga.; daughter,
Jane Thompson of Atlanta; brother, Lyndall Thompson of Charlotte; sister,
Audrey Byrd of Albemarle; and three grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Stanly County, 960 North First
Street, Albemarle, N.C. 28001.
Funeral services for Loretta Beck Starnes, 67, of Stanfield, were held
June 5, 2000, at Indian Hill Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Richard
Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Starnes died June 1, 2000, at Stanly Memorial Hospital.
She was born June 7, 1932 in Davie County, daughter of William Carlton
Beck of Albemarle and the late Alma Mason Beck. Mrs. Starnes was a retired
registered nurse and a member of Indian Hill Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include husband, Carl E. Starnes of the home; daughter, Rebecca
and husband Todd Pipkin of Stanfield; father; brother, Carlton Beck of
Cassett, S.C.; grandchildren, Mason, Jessica and Justin Pipkin.
Memorials may be made to Indian Hill Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund,
8349 Hwy. 200, Stanfield, N.C. 28163.
A graveside service for Effie Reeder Hensley, 92, of Locust was held
May 30, 2000, at Providence Church of God, Locust, with Rev. D. Q. Lingerfelt
officiating. She died May 25 at the home of her daughter in Katy, Texas.
Mrs. Hensley was born September 23, 1907, in Randolph County. Her parents
were Matthew Reeder and Leasey Latham.
Survivors include daughters, Ruby Jackson of Alabama and Joyce Settle
of Katy. She was preceded in death by three sons, Emanuel Hensley, Franklin
Hensley and Billy Hensley. She also had six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren
and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Horace Arvil Barton, 82, of 1402 Northrest Dr.,
Albemarle, were held August 6, 2000, at Hartsell Funeral Home's Lefler
Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ben Wilson presiding.
Mr. Barton died August 3, 2000, at Presbyterian Hospital.
He was born January 10, 1918, son of Vic and Henry Barton. Mr. Barton
was a retired district purchasing agent with Alcoa. He served in the Army
during World War II and was a graduate of Iowa State. He was a member of
Central United Methodist Church.
Survivors include wife, LaVerne W. Barton, of the home; son, Bruce
Barton of Atlanta; brother, Ray Barton of San Antonio; and grandson, Daniel
Barton of Atlanta.
Memorials may be made to Central United Methodist CHurch, 172 North
Second St., Albemarle, N.C. 28001.
Funeral services for Ralph Bennett Causby, 90, of 383 Park Road, Albemarle,
were held August 8 at First Baptist Church in Albemarle, Rev. Harold McDonald
officiating. Mr. Causby died on August 6, 2000 at Britthaven of Piedmont.
Burial was in Fairview Memorial Park, Albemarle.
He was born on October 9, 1909 in Burke County, son of Florence Elmetta
Burnett and George Ervin Causby. He was a retired salesman for Allstar
Surviving are his wife, Geraldine C. Causby of Albemarle; son, George
B. Causby of Raleigh; and sister, Bonnie Lyerly of Raleigh; two grandchildren
and three great grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church building fund, 202 North
Second Street, Albemarle, N.C. 28001.
Funeral services for Mary Kowalski Kohman, 84, of 12325 Highway 601
South, Midland, will be held today at St. James Catholic Church, Concord,
Father Joseph Gorney officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Kohman died on August 5, 2000 at Stanly Memorial Hospital. She
was born on Aporil 18, 1916 in Nahancy, Pa., daughter of Thomas and Tekla
Kulbaba Kowalski. She was a homemaker who attend St. James.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick William Kohman.
Surviving are her sisters, Ann Bacyrski of Warrin, Mich., and Mrs. Roberta
Nessher of Edison, N.J.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1181,
Albemarle, N.C. 28002 or American Diabetes Assn., 3109 Poplarwood Court,
Suite 123, Raleigh, N.C. 27604.
Funeral services for J V Cornelia Kimrey Smith, 77, of 1131 Pee Dee
Ave., Albemarle, were held August 5, 2000, at North Albemarle Baptist Church
with Dr. Grady Taylor and the Rev. Wyman Bolin presiding.
Burial was in New London cemetery.
Mrs. Smith died August 2, 2000, at Stanly Memorial Hospital.
She was born August 22, 1922, in Stanly County, daughter of Carrie
and William Kimrey. Mrs. Smith was a retired winder with American &
Efird Mills and a member of North Albemarle Baptist Church. She was married
to the late Pearl Smith.
Survivors include brother, Raymond Kimrey of Albemarle; sister, Marie
Owen of New London; grandson, Shannon Fast, and great-grandson, Dalton
Fast, both of New London.
Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by son, Howell Ray Smith.
Funeral services for Odessa Fink Trull, 80, of 10225 Pleasant Rd.,
Midland, were held August 3, 2000, at Kinza Memorial Baptist Church with
the Rev. Tom Ziegler presiding.
Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Trull died August 1, 2000, at NorthEast Medical Center in Concord.
She was born April 27, 1920, in Cabarrus County, daughter of Noah and
Lectie Fink. Mrs. Trull was a retired inspector with Allison Mfg. in Stanfield
and a member of Kinza Memorial Baptist Church.
Survivors include husband, Henry Trull, of the home; son, Gene Teeter
of Oakboro; daughter, Martha Strickland of Conehatta, Miss.; sisters, Evelyn
Furr of Stanfield, Atha Love of Albemarle, and Ila Martin of Charlotte;
five grandchildren, four great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mamie Reid Pigg, 83, of 12270 Bethel Church Rd,
Midland, were held August 7, 2000, at Clear Creek Baptist Church in Charlotte
with the Rev. Dennis Benton and the Rev. Reece Riegin presiding.
Burial was in Carolina Memorial Park in Kannapolis.
Mrs. Pigg died August 4, 2000, at Transitional Health Services in Kannapolis.
She was born October 25, 1916, in Stanly County, daughter of Clarence
and Anna Reid. She was a self-employed beautician and a member of Clear
Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include husband, Oakley G. Pigg, of the home; sons, Buddy
Pigg and Tim Pigg, both of Lincolnton; brothers, Billy Reid, Joe Reid and
Earl Reid, all of Kannapolis; sisters, Blanche Riddle of Kannapolis and
Geraldine Lackey of China Grove; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to The Bryan Bailey Pigg Memorial Fund, c/o Community
Foundation of Gaston County, P.O. Box 123, Gastonia, N.C. 28053. Payable
to the Community Foundation.
Funeral services for Lois Margan Little, 86, of 12650 Hwy. 601 South,
Midland, were held August 5, 2000, at Hartsell Chapel, Midland, with the
Rev. Thomas Gibbs presiding.
Burial was in First Baptist Church, Midland.
Mrs. Little died August 3, 2000, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.
She was born May 28, 1914, in Stanly County, daughter of Drew and Arminta
Morgan. Mrs. Little was owner and operator of Little's Florist in Midland.
She was married to the late Howard "Bud" Little.
Survivors include daughter, Margaret and husband Loyd Efird of Midland
and Betty and Husband C.P. Hatley of Concord; sister, Annie Mae Carpenter
of Mt. Pleasant; nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Scott Helms, Eric Twitty, Chris Hatley, Jeff Hatley,
Jimmy Garbell and Gary Foard.
Memorials may be to Hospice of Cabarrus County, P.O. Box 1235, Concord,
N.C. 28025 or First Baptist Church, 4720 Garmon Mill Road, Midland, N.C.
Annyce Leigh Worsham died August 6, 2000 at the Lutheran Nursing Home
in Albemarle, where she was a resident for the last few years.
She was a native of Ruffin and the daughter of William Jefferson and
Mattie Fitzgerald Worsham.
Graveside services will be held today at the family grave at the Ruffin
Cemetery at 11 am with Rev. Daniel V. Miller of the Ruffin Methodist Church
presiding. Miss Worsham was a member of the church and a resident of Albemarle
for over 60 years, where she taught piano until her 92nd year.
Miss Worsham attended school in the Ruffin schools and received summer
tutoring from her mother, studying Latin, French, English and music. She
graduated from Greensboro College earning a bachelor of music degree and
later studied in New York at the Juilliard School of Music, the Peabody
Institute, and the Chicago Musical College.
While teaching music in Albemarle, she organized a chapter of the National
Guild of Piano Teachers, was a faculty member of the guild, and served
two terms as president of the North Carolina unit of the guild. she has
taught many students in Albemarle and many have become concert artists.
Surviving are a niece, Mrs. James Chandler of Carmel, Ind.; and three
nephews, Fred H. Moore Jr. of Orange Park, Fla.; William W. Moore of Cranberry;
and Charles J. Moore of Washington, N.C.
The family received friends Tuesday night at Hartsell Funeral Home
in Albemarle and will be at 119 Worsham Mill Road, Ruffin, following the
Memorial contributions may be made to the North Carolina Music Teachers
Association, 3101 Crescent Knoll, Matthews, 28105; the Lutheran Nursing
Homes, Inc., 24724 Highway 52 South, P.O. Box 308, Albemarle, N.C. 28002;
or the Ruffin United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 66, Ruffin, N.C. 27326.
A graveside service for Beatrice Burris White, 75, of 4761 East Ward
Blvd., Wilson, N.C., formerly of Stanly County, were held September 23,
2000, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Phillip Hunter
Mrs.White died September 19, 2000, at NC Special Care Home.
She was born, March 31, 1925, in Stanly County, daughter of Lela and
Funeral services for Irene Moore Wiles, 83, of 34377 Rockfield Rd.,
Albemarle, were held September 26, 2000, at Hartsell Funeral Home's Lefler
Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Robert Roberts presiding.
Mrs. Wiles died September 23, 2000, at Britthven of Piedmont.
She was born September 13, 1917, in Harnett County, daughter of Lovie
and Walsh Moore. Mrs. Wiles was a retired homemaker and was married to
the late Robert Hesley Wiles. She was of Baptist faith.
Survivors include a half sister, Ruth Johnson of Benson, N.C., and
a niece, Hilda Pollard of the home.
Funeral services for Barney Benson Mullis, 88, of 14740 Hatley Burris
Rd., Stanfield, were held September 22, 2000, at Indian Hill Presbyterian
Church with the Rev. Richard Brundin and the Rev. Larry Linker presiding.
Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Mullis died September 20, 2000, at home.
He was born May 19, 1912, in Union County, son of Sarah Ellen Mullis.
Mr. Mullis worked in the card room at Tuscarora Yarns. He was a member
of Indian Hill Presbyterian Church and married to the late Minnie Emily
Survivors include sons, Rex Mullis and Glenn Mullis, both of Stanfield,
Warren Mullis of Mooresville, and Leroy Mullis and Archie Mullis, both
of Cassatt, S.C.; daughters, Dianne Page of Monroe, Ruby Mullis of Stanfield
and Rita Little of Oakboro; sister, Alice Furr of Stanfield; 27 grandchildren
and 53 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Alfred James Mullis.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cabarrus County, P.O. Box 1235,
Concord, N.C. 28026.
Funeral services for Julia Elizabeth Smith Rogers Huneycutt, 81, of
22445 Quail Ridge Rd., Albemarle, were held September 25, 2000, at Union
Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Lee Church and the Rev. Lowell Brown
Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Huneycutt died September 23, 2000, at Stanly Memorial Hospital.
She was born December 8, 1918, in Oakboro, daughter of Dallie and Charlie
Smith. Mrs. Huneycutt was married to the late Gilbert T. Rogers and Charlie
J. Huneycutt. She was a retired inspector with Federal Pacific and a member
of Union Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include sons, John Rogers and Thomas Rogers, both of Albemarle;
step daughter, Betty Sue H. Little of Albemarle; brother, Curtis Smith
of Oakboro; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Stanly County, 960 North First
St., Albemarle, N.C. 28001.
Funeral services for ClintonWatts Culp, 17, of 46850 Beach Rd., Badin,
was held September 26, 2000, at New London United Methodist Church with
the Rev. Pat Jenkins presiding.
Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Culp died September 23, 2000, at Carolinas Medical Center.
He was born July 1, 1983, in Charlotte, son of Hank and Judy Watts
Culp of Badin. Mr. Culp was a junior at North Stanly High School. He was
a member of New London United Methodist Church, Badin Lake Ski Club and
American Water Ski Association. Mr. Culp was the NC Boys II Slalom Record
Holder, 1996 State Regional, and National Slalom Champion.
Survivors include his father and mother; brother, John Culp of Badin;
sister, Amy Shelton of New London; paternal grandparents, Henry W. and
Jewel Rogers Culp, Jr. of New London; nephews, Grayson and Reese Shelton.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Floyd Lee and
Evelyn Morton Watts.
Funeral services for Erastus Greene, 81, of 5716 Love Mill Rd., Monroe,
were held September 24, 2000, at Antioch Baptist Church in Monroe with
the Rev. Doug Irvin and the Rev. George Gouge.
Burial was in the church cemetery with military rites by Truth Lodge
Mr. Greene died September 21, 2000, at Union Regional Medical Center
He was born March 29, 1919, in Union County, son of Arthur and Asbury
Greene. Mr. Greene was a retired poultry farmer and was a member of Antioch
Survivors include wife, Margie M. Greene of the home; sons, Jeff Greene
and Charles Greene, of Monroe; daughters, Margaret Baucom, Ercel Duncan
and Audie Joplin, all of Monroe, and Sue Cox of Oakboro; brother, David
Greene of Monroe; sisters, Rachel Kiker, Willie Simpson, Frances Kiker,
all of Monroe; 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce Greene Morgan.
Funeral services for Baxter C. Drake, 83, of 3001 Brief Rd. East, Monroe,
were held September 26, 2000, at Hartsell Funeral Chapel in Midland with
the Rev. Bobby Brock and the Rev. Dan Lawrence presiding.
Burial was in Shiloh Advent Christian Church Cemetery in Monroe.
He was born November 3, 1916, in Union County, son of James and Nellie
Drake. Mr. Drake was a retired carpenter with H.W. Carriker Cabinet Makers.
He was a member of Hope Second Advent Christian Church.
Survivors include wife, Ruth R. Drake of the home; sons, Joe Drake,
Robert Drake, and Keith Drake, all of Monroe, and Randy Drake of Charlotte;
daughters, Elaine Black and Penny Love, both of Monroe; brothers, Hubert
Drake and Junior Drake, both of Monroe, and Fred Drake of Stanfield; sisters,
Ann Dorton and Bertice Baucom, both of Monroe; 16 grandchildren and 20
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Union County, 700 West Roosevelt
Blvd., Monroe, N.C. 28110.