A funeral service was held October 10, 2000 for Mrs. Linda Charleen
Akers Burnette, 39, of New London. The service was at Hartsell Funeral
Home's Lefler Memorial Chapel with Rev. Rob Roberts presiding. burial was
in Norview Gardens, Inc. in Norwood. She died at her residence on October
7. Mrs. Burnette was born November 3, 1960 in Welch, West Va. Her father
was the late William Ed Akers. She was a cashier at Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Survivors include her husband, David L. Burnette of the home; her mother,
Shirley Ann Huston Akers Hamrick of Richfield; a son, Kelly Trump of New
London; two brothers, Thomas Akers of Richfield and Aaron Akers of Mullens,
West Va.; five sisters, Stephanie Blalock of Richfield, Lisa Akers of Albemarle,
Peggy Fury of Gold Hill, Ethel Haley of Oakboro and Frankie Reed of New
London; and one grandchild.
Jimmie Lee Huneycutt
Elder Rob Kerley and Elder Larry Austin officiated at a funeral service
at Liberty Hill Primitive Baptist Church on October 14, 2000 for Jimmie
Lee Huneycutt, 58, of Oakboro. He died at his residence on October 12.
He was born in Stanly County, the son of the late Houston Huneycutt.
He was a retired ingot room worker at ALCOA. He was a member of Liberty
Hill Primitive Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Kay N. Huneycutt of the home; his mother,
Mary Lorraine Huneycutt Tucker of Locust; two daughters, Kristie Marks
of Oakboro and Jamie Huneycutt of Raleigh; a granddaughter, Alyssa Marks
of Oakboro; two brothers, Clyde Huneycutt of Belmont and Richard Huneycutt
of Locust; two sisters, Diana Drye of Oakboro and Peggy Beatty of Locust;
and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Wayne (Geneva) Beachum of Charlotte. Memorials
may be sent to Hospice of Stanly County, 960 North First Street, Albemarle,
Mrs. Grace Estelle Tucker Burris, 89, died October 10, 2000 at Forrest
Oakes Healthcare Center. A funeral service was held October 12 at Hartsell
Funeral Home's Lefler Memorial chapel. Rev. Garry Baker presided. Burial
was in Red Cross Baptist Church cemetery in Oakboro where she was a member.
She was born August 16, 1911 in Stanly County, the daughter of Myrtle
Smith Tucker and Clarence Otis Tucker. Married to the late Fred Allis Burris,
she was a retired homemaker.
Survivors include two sons, Malcolm Tucker of Albemarle and Johnny
Burris of Oakboro; a brother, Curtis Tucker of Oakboro; a sister, Cleonia
Holt of Richfield; and three grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Stanly County, 960 North First
Street, Albemarle, NC 28001.
William Douglas Austin died at his residence in Oakboro on October
12, 2000. He was 50. A funeral service was held October 15 at Hartsell
Funeral Home's Lefler Memorial Chapel. Elder Ervin Hatley presided. Burial
was in Smith's Grove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Oakboro.
Mr. Austin was born March 19, 1950 in Stanly County, the son of Grace
Lee Little Austin and Clinton David "Pete" Austin. He was a machinist for
Stanly Fxture Company.
Survivors include a sister, Wanda Nichols and two nephews, David And
Clint Nichols, all of Oakboro.
Artie Royce Kluttz, 65, passed on at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte
November 10, 2000. A funeral service was held November 12 at First Baptist
Church, Locust with Rev. Kenny Wallace officiating. Burial was in Love's
Chapel United Methodist Church cemetery in Stanfield.
Mr. Kluttz was born September 25, 1935 in Stanly County, the son of
Artie Henry Kluttz and Johnnie Lois Barbee Kluttz. He has been the owner
and operator of Locust Tire and Car Care for 38 years. He served in the
United States Marines for 10 years, and was a member of First Baptist Church
Survivors include his wife, Janie L. Kluttz of the home; two sons,
John Chad Kluttz and Michael Royce Kluttz, both of Stanfield; a daughter,
Sheila and husband Darrell Hartsell of Locust; and five grandchildren,
Ryan, Megan and Madison Hartsell and Colton and Michaela Kluttz.
Memorials may be sent to the National Jewish Medical and Research Center
1400 Jackson Street, Denver, Col. 80206.
A funeral service for Mrs. Ruby Bell King Burleyson, 90, was held November
12, 2000 at Friendship United Methodist Church. Rev. Michael Harrill officiated.
Burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Burleyson passed on at Brian Center
Health and Retirement in Charlotte November 9.
She was born March 23, 1910 in Carlton, Ga. Her parents were Lucy Amanda
Seymour King and William Sanford King. She was married to the late Leroy
Crowell Burleyson who died November 6, 1999. She was a homemaker. She was
a member of Friendship United Methodist Church Special thanks to Brian
Center on Reddman Road, Charlotte; Dr. Dale Owen, MD; Mrs. Frances Porterfield,
Mr. and Mrs. Mack Penninger, Mrs. Mitzie Hartis, Mrs. Leeann Babinski,
Mrs. Cheryl Wade, Mrs. Linda McKinnon, Mrs. Annette Williams and Hospice
of Stanly County.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Cathe Burleyson
of Charlotte; a brother, Robert Jackson King of Georgia; two sisters, Mozelle
King Gunter of Georgia; and Frances King Porterfield of Georgia; a granddaughter,
Bevekah Burleyson of Albemarle; a grandson, Trey Daugherty of Charlotte
and a great-grandchild Austin Shawn Morton of Albemarle.
She was preceded in death by seven brothers, Bill King, Henry King,
James King, Albert King, George King, Van King, Roy King and three sisters,
Edna Gunter, Delfree McCannon, Laura Irene Hammonds.
Frederick Cornwright Jr.
Frederick William "Bill" Cornwright Jr., 57, of Badin, passed on November
11, 2000 at Dosher Memorial Hospital. A funeral service was held November
13 at Badin United Methodist Church, where he was a member, with Rev. Bob
Romanello, Rev. Kent Little and Rev. Wes Judy officiating. Burial was in
Fairview Memorial Park in Albemarle.
Mr. Cornwright was born April 18, 1943 in Baltimore Md. His parents
were Ella Katherine Young Cornwright and Frederick William Cornwright Sr.
He was a retired electrical design engineer at American Circuit Breaker
and served in the United States Navy.
He was a graduate of Badin High School, class of 1961, and UNC Charlotte,
class of 1975 with a Bachelor Degree in electrical engineering technology.
He enjoyed collecting antiques, restoring and refurbishing antique clocks
and vintage radios. He served in Vietnam, E6 and EET. Internment military
rites were by the Albemarle Stanly County DAV.
Survivors include his wife, Ellen Sue Flake Cornwright of the home;
a son, William Brett Cornwright of Raleigh; a daughter and son-in-law,
Stacey Ann Cornwright Parrish and husband Timothy Mark of Charlotte; a
brother-in-law, Joe M. Flake and wife Catherine of Richfield; two nieces,
Lanie Flake Little and husband Kent of Albemarle and Lara McLester Rhodes
of Matthews; a sister-in-law, Carol Flake of Lexington and a great nephew,
Joey Little of Albemarle.
Memorials may be sent to Badin United Methodist Church, PO Box 746,
Badin, NC 28009-0746; VFW 119 Anderson road, Albemarle, NC 28001; or to
the charity of your choice.
Samp Ephram Whitley, 85, of Oakboro, passed on at Britthaven of Piedmont
November 25, 2000. A funeral service was held November 28 at Barbee's Grove
Baptist Church, where he was a member, with Rev. Aaron Brooks and Rev.
Yates Brooks presiding. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Whitley was born May 6, 1915 in Stanly County, the son of Pinkie
Smith Whitley and C.O. Whitley. He was married to the late Lela Rebecca
Survivors include a son, Don E. Whitley and wife Barbara of Oakboro;
two daughters, Judy W. Boles and Dot W. Alsobrooks and husband Chip, all
of Oakboro; a brother, Odell Whitley of Oakboro; two sisters, Erma Lowder
of Stanfield and Braudis "Bob: Whitley of Oakboro; five grandchildren and
A funeral service was held November 28, 2000 for Sam Thomas Huneycutt,
82 of Stanfield, at Hartsell Funeral Home's Lefler Memorial Chapel. Rev.
Joe E. Smith and Rev. Louis Pfeiffer officiated. Burial was in Running
Creek Primitive Baptist Church cemetery in Stanfield. Mr. Huneycutt passed
on November 26 at Northeast Medical Center.
He was born February 15, 1918 in Stanly County. His parents were Hattie
Morgan Huneycutt and Silas Arthur Huneycutt. He was married to the late
Addie Almond Tucker Huneycutt. He was a retired outside maintenance employee
of the city of Albemarle. He attended Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church.
Survivors are two step-daughters, Lovene Scott and Gayle Thompson,
both of Kernersville, N.C.; a brother, Flave Huneycutt of Oakboro; and
two sisters, Helen Shinn of Oakboro and Mable Smith of Albemarle; also,
four step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.
Naomi Rivers Douthit, 92, of Albemarle, passed on November 24, 2000
at the Lutheran Home in Albemarle. A funeral service was held November
27 at Hartsell Funeral Home's Lefler Memorial Chapel, with Dr. Grady Taylor
officiating. Burial was in Fairview Memorial Park.
Mrs. Douthit was born July 5, 1908 in Chesterfield County in South
Carolina. Her parents were Mary Hersey Gaskin Rivers and Miles Vernon Rivers.
She was married to the late Robert Douthit, and was a knitter. She was
a member of North Albemarle Baptist Church.
Survivors include a sister, Ella Burns Barbee of Albemarle; a grandson,
Jeff Willis of Albemarle and a great-granddaughter, Ashley Willis, of Albemarle.
A son, David Kenneth Willis preceded her in death.
A funeral service for Miss Ramelle Frances Hatley, 80, of Locust was
held November 27, 2000 at Locust Presbyterian Church where she was a member.
Rev. Rick McIntee officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. Miss Hatley
passed on November 24 at Carolina Medical Center in Charlotte.
She was born October 31, 1920 in Stanly County, the daughter of John
Moore and Julia Ann Barbee Hatley. She was a seamstress in a hosiery mill.
Survivors include a brother, John Henry Hatley of Locust; Pauline Hartsell
and Fannie Hathcock, both of Locust; Jamie Griffin of Stanfield; and two
sisters, Gatha "Dink" Hatley and Helen Linker, preceded her in death.
Memorials may be sent to Locust Presbyterian Church, PO Box 277, Locust,
Callie Louvine Morgan Pressley, 74, of Charlotte, passed on November
21, 2000 at her home. A funeral service was held November 25 at Hartsell
Funeral Chapel in Midland. Rev. Kirk Sams officiated. Burial was in Sunset
Memory Gardens of Charlotte.
Mrs. Pressley was born March 9, 1926 in Stanly County. Her parents
were Clyde Patterson and Lessie Griffin Morgan. She was a homemaker and
married to the late Jesse Culpepper Pressley. She was a member of Philadelphia
Survivors include two sons, Joel Byron Pressley of Oakboro and Darrell
Pressley of Midland; four grandchildren, Steven Pressley of Huntersville,
Jason Pressley of Concord and Devron Pressley and Brandon Pressley of Midland;
and two great-granddaughters, Jessica Pressley and Kaylee Pressley, both
Memorials may be sent to: American Diabetes Association, N.C. Affiliate,
Inc.. 3109 Poplarwood Court, Suite 125, Raleigh, NC 27604-1043.
W. Ben Smith
A funeral service for W. Ben Smith, 88, of Oakboro, was held November
24, 2000 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Phillip Hunter and
Rev. Dolan Talbert officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr.
Smith passed on at Britthaven of Piedmont on November 21, 2000.
He was born May 5, 1912 in Stanly County, the son of Alice Louise Whitley
Smith and Eli Roden Smith. He was a retired barber with Centerville Barber
Shop. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife Leola Barbee Smith of the home; a daughter
and son-in-law, Tyra and John Pazur of New London; a sister, Kermit S.
Curlee of Oakboro; a brother, Henry B. Smith of Oakboro; a grandchild,
John William and wife Cheri Pazur of Virginia; a grandchild, Jessica Pazur
of New London; and a great-grandchild, Rachel LeAnne Pazur of Virginia.
Memorials may be sent to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church cemetery fund
or church, 18523 Newsome Road, Oakboro, NC 28129.
Mrs. Dorothy Christine White Burris, 52, of Oakboro, passed on November
21, 2000 at Stanly Memorial Hospital. A funeral service was held November
24 at Barbee's Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Garry Baker and Rev. Charles
Carver officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Burris was born February 23, 1948 in Stanly County, the child
of Leo Farmer White and John Houston White. She was a housekeeper at the
Oakboro Baptist Home for the Aged. She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her husband, Melvin Eugene Burris of the home; a
daughter, Christy Burris of the home; a step-daughter, Darlene Burris of
Albemarle and a brother, James White, of Albemarle.
Memorials may be sent to Barbee's Grove Baptist Church, C/O Ted Barbee,
8464 Hill-Ford Road, Oakboro, NC 28129.
Warren Dillon Huneycutt, 49, of Stanfield, passed on November 20, 2000
at NorthEast Medical Center. A graveside service was held November 22 at
First Baptist Church in Locust with Rev. Kinney Wallace officiating. Burial
was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Huneycutt was born October 22, 1951 in Cabarrus County, the son
of warren G. Huneycutt and Mildred Cook Huneycutt. He attended Appalachian
State University in Boone, and was self-employed.
He is survived by his Father and Mother, Warren G. and Mildred C. Huneycutt.
Memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church Building Fund, Locust,
NC or to the American Heart Association, PO Box G, Albemarle, NC 28001.
Katherine Sikes Crutchfield passed on November 30, 2000, at Carolinas
Medical Center in Charlotte. She was 85.
A funeral service was held December 3 at Hartsell Funeral Home in Albemarle
with the Rev. Charles Royal presiding. Interment was in Fairview Memorial
Mrs. Crutchfield was born February 15, 1915, in Stanly County. Her
parents were Delia Kendrick Sikes and Oscar Jennings (O.J.) Sikes. She
was a retired English and business teacher at South Stanly High School.
She was married to the late Edward Elliott Crutchfield and was a member
of First Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Women's College of Greensboro,
Survivors include a son, Edward K. Crutchfield of Charlotte; a daughter,
Jane C. Garrison of Davidson; a great-grandson, Edward E. Crutchfield of
Charlotte; a grandson, Edward E. Crutchfield Jr., of Charlotte; a granddaughter,
Sarah F. Davis of Dallas, Texas; two grandsons, Cameron Duncan of Charlotte
and Chandler Duncan of Minneapolis, Minn.; a granddaughter, Mary Katherine
Duncan of Charlotte and a great-granddaughter, Lisa Crutchfield of Charlotte.
The family asks that memorials be sent to Stanly County Habitat for
Humanity, PO Box 582, Albemarle, N.C. 28002 or to Charlotte Habitat for
Humanity, PO Box 34397, Charlotte, N.C. 28234.
A funeral service for Mrs. Ruby Catherine Morton Cooper, 85, of Albemarle
was held December 3, 2000, at North Albemarle Baptist Church with Dr. Grady
Taylor officiating. Burial was in Fairview Memorial Park. Mrs. Cooper passed
on December 1 at Presbyterian Hospital. She was born June 10, 1915, the
daughter of Bertha Burris Morton and G.C. "Good" Morton. She was a retired
assistant manager at radio station WABZ and was married to the late Draper
Walter Cooper. She was educated in Millingport and Albemarle City Schools
and Wingate College. She was very active as long as her health permitted.
She was in the Business and Professional Women's Club, worked at the election
polls and enjoyed politics. She was a member of North Albemarle Baptist
Survivors include a son, Jerry Morton Cooper of Indian Trail; a daughter,
Sue Cooper of Charlotte; three grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association, 1300 Baxter Street,
Suite 101, Charlotte, N.C. 28204.
A funeral service for Jerry Lester Moser, 69, of Midland, was held
December 1, 2000, at Calvary Praise and worship Center with pastor Garold
Roseman officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Mr. Moser passed
on November 28 at his home.
He was born May 2, 1931, in Mecklenburg County. His parents were Julian
Lester Moser and Lois Scarborough Moser. He was the manager of a printing
company and a member of Calvary Praise and Worship Center.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Ritchie Moser of the home; five daughters,
Donna Blount of Charlotte; Darlene Brooks and Marilyn Honeycutt, both of
Midland; Sherry Moser of Fort Mill, S.C., and Joy Moser of Concord; eight
grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers were
the International Fellowship of Businessmen.
Memorials may be sent to Calvary Praise and Worship Center, 1651 Hwy.
24/27, Midland, N.C. 28107.
Robert Wayne Litaker, 53, of Albemarle, passed on December 2, 2000
at his home. A funeral service was held December 4 at Grace Baptist Church,
where he was a member, with Dr. Gary Pinion and the Rev. Eddie Barbee officiating.
Mr. Litaker was born January 1, 1947, in Albemarle. He was a fork lift
operator at Charlotte Pipe in Monroe. He graduated from Albemarle Senior
High in 1965.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Faye Munn Litaker of the home; his
parents Robert William and Ruby Whitley Litaker of Albemarle; two sons,
Michael Wayne and Matt Evans Litaker, both of the home; a brother, Larry
E. Litaker of Albemarle and a sister, Janice L. Blalock of Albemarle.
Memorials may be sent to Grace Baptist Church, 644 Edgemont Street,
Albemarle, N.C. 28001.
Carla Jean Johnson Ferrell, 37, of Locust, passed on December 1, 2000,
at Carolina Medical Center. A funeral service was held December 5 at Providence
Church of God with Rev. Jerry Ingle officiating. Burial was in the church
Mrs. Ferrell was born January 1, 1963, in Soest, The Netherlands. Her
parents are Rebecca Sue Johnson Johnson Fountain and Forrest Glenn Johnson.
She was a private investigator with Informed and Investigations, Inc. in
Locust. She was a member of Providence Church of God.
Survivors include her husband Ron Ferrell of the home; three sons,
Zachary Overman, Landon Ferrell and Matthew Ferrell, all of the home; a
daughter, Amy Frick of New London; her mother, Rebecca Sue Fountain of
Charlotte; her father, Glen Johnson and wife Ann Johnson of Largo, Fla.;
two sisters, Tenia O'Dell Belva, of West Virginia and Belinda carter of
Charlotte; a grandchild, Bailey Nicole Frick of New London and several
nieces and nephews. Her step-father, John fountain, preceded her in death.
Memorials may be sent to Providence Church of God, 12474 Highway 24/27,
Stanfield N.C. 28163.
Ira Lee Burleson, 72, of Oakboro, passed on November 29, 2000, at Stanly
Memorial Hospital. A funeral service was held December 1 at Pleasant Grove
Baptist Church with the Rev. Phillip Hunter and Rev. Yates Brooks officiating.
Burial was in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Oakboro.
Mr. Burleson was born September 1, 1928, in Oakboro. His parents were
Ethel Lambert Burleson and Ira Benjamin Burleson. He was a retired construction
worker for McDevitt & Street. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Shoe Burleson of the home; a daughter
and son-in-law, Cindy and Richard Jones of Albemarle; two brothers, James
D. Burleson of Stanfield and Claude N. Burleson of Albemarle; four sisters,
Mary Burleson Herrin of Oakboro, Ruth Burleson Judd of Destin, Fla., Margaret
Burleson Aldridge of Albemarle and Shirley Burleson Giles of Atlanta, Ga.;
a grandson Matthew Jones and a granddaughter, Suzanne Jones.
Memorials may be sent to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Building Fund,
17238 Frog Pond Road, Oakboro, N.C. 28129.