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Toby Foreman
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, Norwood.
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 a homemaker.
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.

Mollie Terry
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 Mill. 
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 Wilson
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.

David Coley
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 School.
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 Leonard
Julia Poplin Leonard, 81, of Richfield, died May 28, 2000 at Stanly Memorial Hospital.
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 & Efird. 
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 Hiatt
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.

Edward Miller
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 County DAV.
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.

Ernest Hartsell
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 assembly.
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 City Schools.
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.

Loretta Starnes
Funeral services for Loretta Beck Starnes, 67, of Stanfield, were held June 5, 2000, at Indian Hill Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Richard Brandin presiding.
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.

Effie Hensley
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. 

Horace Barton
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.

Ralph Causby
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 Mills.
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. 

Mary Kohman
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.

Cornelia Smith
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.

Odessa Trull
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.

Mamie Pigg
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. 

Lois Little
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. 28107.

Annyce Worsham
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 service.
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.

Beatrice White
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 presiding.
Mrs.White died September 19, 2000, at NC Special Care Home. 
She was born, March 31, 1925, in Stanly County, daughter of Lela and Preston Burris.

Irene Wiles
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.

Barney Mullis
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 Thomas Mullis.
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.

Julia Huneycutt
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 presiding.
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.

Clinton Culp
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.

Erastus Greene
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 No. 244.
Mr. Greene died September 21, 2000, at Union Regional Medical Center in Monroe.
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 Baptist Church.
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.

Baxter Drake
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 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Union County, 700 West Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, N.C. 28110.


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