Funeral services for Beatrice Elizabeth Thomas Hatley, 83, of Oakboro,
were held February 18, 2002, at Big Lick Baptist Church, with the Rev.
Jeff Springer presiding.
Burial was in the chuch cemetery.
Mrs. Hatley died February 16, 2002, at Stanly Memorial Hospital.
She was born March 16, 1918, in Stanly County, daughter of Elsie Thomas
and Henry and Arabelle Thomas. Mrs. Hatley was a retired cafeteria worker
at West Stanly High School. She was a former BMU member and children's
Sunday School teacher for 30 years. She was a member of Big Lick Baptist
Survivors include husband, Hubert L. Hatley of the home; sons, Larry
Hatley of Oakboro, Kenneth Hatley of the home, and Tony Hatley of Oakboro;
brother, Houston Thomas of Midland; half brothers, Howard Thomas, Jerry
Thomas and Ronnie Thomas, all of Stanfield; half sister, Jeanette Hinson
of Stanfield; grandchildren, Leslie Hatley Murray and Jennifer L. Hatley,
both of Stanfield.
Funeral services for Vergie Irene Hatley Shoe, 83, were held February
17, 2002, at Salem Unite Methodist Church with the Rev. Mark Denton presiding.
Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Shoe died February 15, 2002, at Stanly Memorial Hospital.
She was born November 4, 1918, in Stanly County, daughter of Zora Ville
Morton Hatley and John William Hatley. Mrs. Shoe was a retired homemaker
and a member of the Adult Ladies Sunday School class at Salem United Methodist
Survivors include, son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Renee Shoe of
Mt. Pleasant; brother, J.T. "Buck" Hatley of Albemarle; and sister, Faye
H. Gordon of Albemarle.
Funeral services for Kimberly Michell Parrish, 20, of Albemarle, were
held February 18, 2002, at Hartsell Funeral Home's Lefler Memorial Chapel
with the Rev. Lowell Brown presiding.
Burial was in Bethlehem Baptist Church cemetery in Norwood.
Miss Parrish died February 15, 2002, at Carolinas Medical Center.
She was born June 25, 1981, in Stanly County, daughter of Herman Don
Parrish of Albemarle and Beverly Sue Dehart Byers of Mooresville. Miss
Parrish was attending Stanly Community College and would have graduated
Survivors include her mother and father; brother, Donald Lee Parrish
of Albemarle; and maternal grandmother, Margaret Dehart of Greensboro.
Funeral services for Wayne Thomas Love, 60, of Stanfield, were held
February 14, 2002, at Love's Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev.
Jim White and the Rev. Tom Ziegler presiding.
Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Love died February 12, 2002.
He was born April 11, 1941, in Stanly County, son of Ethel Scott Love
and Lonnie Simpson Love. Mr. Love was a brick mason with Ronnie Furr.
Survivors include wife, Melvia Frances Austin Love of Stanfield; son,
Dale Love of Stanfield; daughter, Wanda Wingard of Fayetteville; sister,
Carolyn Carlisle of Concord and Peggy Long of Stanfield; brother, Bob Love
of Locust, Brown Love and Clyde Love, both of Stanfield; and four grandsons,
Joshua Wingard, Jeremy Wingard, Cliffton Love and Tyler Love.
Johnny Gould Sr.
Funeral services for Johnny David Gould Sr., 58, of Albemarle, were
held February 17, 2002, at Albemarle Wesleyan Church with the Rev. David
Rollins and the Rev. Ronald Thompson presiding. Burial was in Salem United
Mr. Gould died February 15, 2002, at his home.
He was born August 22, 1943, in Baltimore, MD, son of Annaha Spears
Gould of Albemarle and the late Titus V. Gould. Mr. Gould was a former
employee of Collins & Aikman Corp. of Albemarle.
Survivors include wife Brenda Edwards Gould of the home; son, John
D. Gould Jr. of the home; brothers, Harry Gould of Garner and Timmy Gould
of New Bedford, Mass.; sister, Myrna G. Fesperman of Cary.
Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Stanly County, 960 N. First St.,
Albemarle NC 28001.
Funeral services for Helen Dora Overcash Rivera, 88, of Kannapolis,
were held February 14, 2002, at Center Grove Lutheran Church with Pastor
Zachariah Harris III presiding.
Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Rivera died February 12, 2002, at NorthEast Medical Center.
She was born October 8, 1913, in Cabarrus County, daughter of Lela
Chambers Trammell and Judge Y. Trammell.
She was married to the late Charles Lee Overcash and John Rivera.
Mrs. Rivera was a retired sales clerk with Belk. She was a life long
member of Center Grover Lutheran Church.
Survivors include daughter, Janice Lisk and husband Ben B. Blake of
Midland; sister, Frances Heare of Miami, Texas; grandchildren, Gena Denson
of Columbia, S.C. and Mike and Wife Karyn Parker Lisk of Duluth, Ga.; great-grandchildren,
Elizabeth Denson, Robert Denson, Lela Denson, Shelby Parker and Charles
Memorials may be sent to Center Grove Lutheran Church, 1601 South Cannon
Blvd., Kannapolis, N.C. 28083.
Funeral services for Ruby Ramerle McLester Eudy, 85, of Albemarle,
were held February 15, 2002, at Hartsell Funeral Home's Lefler Memorial
Chapel withthe Rev. Boyd Joyce presiding.
Burial was in Palestine Cemetery.
Mrs. Eudy died February 12, 2002, at Britthaven of Piedmont.
She was born May 14, 1916, in Stanly County, daughter of Dora Boone
McLester and Jesse Alfred McLester. Mrs. Eudy was married to the late Arthur
Paul Eudy and was a seamstress with Wiscassett Hosiery Mill. She was a
member of Palestine United Methodist Church.
Survivors include son, Glenn Eudy of Huntsville, Ala.; daughter, Edna
Ramerle Hill of Midland; brother, J.W. McLester of Albemarle; sisters,
Auta B. Eudy of Albemarle and Vastie Crayton of Stanfield.
Billy Joe Morton
A funeral service for Billy Joe Morton, 74, of Richard-Sandy Road,
Oakboro was held Monday, October 7 at Aquadale Baptist Church, Rev. Robert
Ellis and Rev. Tony Allen officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Morton died on October 5, 2002 at Northeast Medical Center. He
was born February 13, 1928, in Stanly County to Rosa Smith and George Ellis
Mr. Morton was self-employed as a building contractor and served in
Korea in the Army.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Arthur Morton and Ray Leamon
Survivors include his wife, Betty Orene Allen Morton of Oakboro; daughters,
Mrs. Amy Michelle Miles of Kannapolis, Mrs. Rita Elaine Lykke of Oakboro,
Mrs. Lydia Jo Parker of Eden; brothers, Reece Morton of Oakboro, Vance
Morton of Locust, Warren Morton of Davidson, Bruce Morton of Polkton, and
Robert Morton of Oakboro; sisters, Mrs. Rachel Little of Kannapolis and
Mrs. Carrie Gilbert of Oakboro; grandchildren, Hans Lykke, Joanna Lykke,
Ricky Parker, Maverick Miles.
Memorials may be made to Aquadale Baptist Church, 32871 Church Street,
Norwood, N.C. 28128.
Jeffrey Keith "Spider" Brantley, 43, died October 3, 2002 at his residence
in Norwood. A funeral service was held October 7 at Hartsell Funeral Home's
Lefler Memorial Chapel with Rev. Barry Whitley presiding. Burial was in
Friendship United Methodist Church cemetery in Albemarle.
Mr. Brantley was born August 10, 1959 in Albemarle. His parents were
Jonathan Brooks Brantley and Virgie Almond Brantley Harward. He was a painter
Survivors include his wife, Rita Gail Shank Brantley of Ocean Isle;
a son Jason Brooks Brantley of Norwood; two daughters, Jessica Brantley
Bearden of Polkton and Jennifer Gail Brantley of Ocean Isle; his step-father,
Keith Harward of Albemarle; four sisters, Marlene Helms, Debra Poplin and
Peggy Almond, all of Norwood and Patricia Surratt of Polkton; and two grandchildren,
Kristopher Ryan Bearden and Taylor Kristine Bearden.
Memorials may be sent to the Jeff Brantley Relief Fund, PO Box 7, Albemarle,
A funeral service for Raiford Lee Hinson was held October 6 at First
Baptist Church in Locust with Dr. Kinney Wallace and Rev. Mike Dunn officiating.
Mr. Hinson died October 3, 2002.
He was born October 11, 1941 in Cabarrus County. His parents were Elias
Melville and Anne Buris Smith Hinson. He was a truck driver. He was a member
of First Baptist Church, Locust.
Survivors include his wife Brenda Ann Efird Hinson of Locust; a son
and wife, Richard L. and Wendy Hinson of Locust; a daughter Melissa and
Brad H. Holbrooks of Stanfield; a sister, Gabriella and Jeff Troutman of
Locust; a granddaughter, Courtney Holbrooks and a grandson, Byron Holbrooks.
Herbert Ray Roberson, 72, of Albemarle died October 1, 2002 in Stanly
Memorial Hospital. A funeral service was held October 3 at Stanly Memorial
Chapel with Rev. Jesse Dennis presiding. Burial was in Stanly Gardens of
Memory with full military graveside rites conducted by the Stanly County
DAV Ritual Team.
Mr. Roberson was born March 14, 1930 in Blount County, Tenn., the son
of Robert Lincoln and Minnie Sparks Roberson. He was a retired employee
of Wiscassett Mill Co. He was a member of Paul's Crossing Baptist Church
and a veteran of the United States Army, Korean Conflict. He was married
to the late Jeanette H. Roberson who preceded him in death in May, 2001.
Survivors include two sons, Ronald R. Roberson of Stanfield and Darrell
M. Roberson of Albemarle; three daughters, Teresa R. Blalock of Albemarle,
Janice r. Misenheimer of Mt. Gilead and Terina M. Roberson of Charlotte;
four brothers, Reid Roberson, Ernest Roberson, Sam Roberson and Glenn Roberson,
all of Albemarle; three sisters, Helen Frick of Albemarle, Maxine Curlee
of Richfield and Marie Misenheimer of Richfield; seven grandchildren and
Bessie Lee Herlocker Smith, 83, died December 8, 2002 at Stanly Memorial
Hospital. A funeral service was held at Hartsell Funeral Home's Lefler
Memorial Chapel with Elder Rom Kerley and Brother Mark Medlin presiding.
Burial was in Highland Baptist Church cemetery in New London.
Mrs. Smith was born January 30, 1919 in Stanly County. Her parents
were Lock Dean and Alice Jeanette Hatley Herlocker. She was a homemaker
and a member of Highland Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Jethro Glenn Smith of New London; three
sons, Dwight Franklin Smith of New London, Glenn Lee Smith and wife Linda
R. of Monroe and Clifford Ray Smith of Richfield; two daughters, Nancy
Jeannette Miller and husband of New London and Brenda Sue Poplin and husband
of New London; two sisters, Leuine Smith of Albemarle and Annie Laura Freeman
of Bolivia, N.C.; 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
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Hubert Howard Barnes died December 8, 2002 at his home in Albemarle.
He was 85. A funeral service was held at North Albemarle Baptist Church
on December 11 with Dr. Grady Taylor presiding. Burial was in Fairview
He was the son of Thomas J. and Ada Stallings Barnes and was born December
14, 1816. He was a retired employee of Service Distributing Company, Inc.,
and a member of North Albemarle Baptist Church. where he was a former church
deacon. He was a Veteran of World War II serving in the United States Navy.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred Council Barnes of the home; one
daughter, Trena B. Morris of Albemarle; two brothers, James Donald Barnes
of Calusa, Calif., and Tommy Barnes of Badin; two sisters, Elinor Thomas
of Sykesville, Md., and Gladys Southern of Elkin; and two grandchildren,
grandson Rodney Morris of New London and granddaughter, Krystal Christopher
A funeral service for Rebecca Geraldine Lomax Smith, 81, of Albemarle,
was held December 12 at Plyler Baptist Church where she was a member.
Mrs. Smith died December 9, 2002 at Forest Oaks Healthcare Center in
Albemarle. Burial was in the church cemetery and Rev. Alvin Melton presided.
She was born March 9, 1921 in Stanly County. daughter of George Henry
and Pearlie Ethel Rogers Lomax. She was a homemaker. Memorials may be sent
to Plyler Baptist Church organ fund, 25958 Austin Rd., Albemarle, N.C.
Her husband, Samuel Otto Smith died in 1989. Survivors include one
son, William Roger Smith and wife Patsy of Albemarle; one daughter, Joyce
Rhune and husband Lee of Albemarle; two brothers, Boyce Worth Lomax of
Gold Hill and Wade W. (Tom) Lomax of Richfield; three sisters, Ruby G.
Hatley of Albemarle; Hilda Frick of New London and Lois Goodman of Gold
Hill; one granddaughter, Sharon Brown and husband Mark, and two grandchildren,
Dylan Brown and Kris Honeycutt.
Lavada Galloway Doby Paschal of Misenheimer, died December 7, 2002
at her home. She was 67. A funeral service was held December 9 at Hartsell
Funeral Home's Lefler Memorial Chapel with Rev. Grady Taylor and Rev. Tony
Parsons officiating. Burial was in Fairview Memorial Park, Albemarle.
Mrs. Paschal was born November 14, 1935 in Darlington County, S.C.
Her parents were Toye E. "T.E." and Mazalee Chapman Doby Galloway. She
was the owner of Whispering Pines, BBQ in Albemarle. She was a member of
North Albemarle Baptist Church and was a Hospice volunteer.
Survivors include her husband, Eddie Paschal of Misenheimer; one son,
Neil Doby of Albemarle; six brothers,. Bernard Galloway and Darrell Galloway,
both of Rockwell, Lester Galloway and Earl Galloway, both of Richfield
and Allen Galloway of Hartsville, S.C.; and four sisters, Helen G. Brady
of Gold Hill, Gaynell G. Funderburk of Kannapolis and Edith G. Almond of
Send memorials to Hospice of Stanly County, 960 North first Street,
Albemarle, NC 28001.
Jewell Louise Efird Burris, 79, of Oakboro died December 5, 2002. She
was retired from Cannon Mills in Concord as a weaver. In her retireasndment
she was employed at Rocky River Springs Fish House. She enjoyed cooking,
gardening and fishing, and most of all she enjoyed being a loving mother
Her parents were Shuford Alonzo and Zula Hatley Efird . She was married
to the late Julius Eugene Burris.
She is survived by her loving children, sons Julius "Buster" Burris
Jr., of Locust, Boyd Burris of Oakboro, and Blaine Burris of Kannapoilis.
Also by daughters Barbara burris Coley of Oakboro and Brenda Burris Davis
She is also survived by one brother, Kermit Efird of Norwood, five
grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Her funeral service was held December 8 at Hartsell Funeral Home's
Lefler Memorial Chapel with Elder Richard Almond and Rev. David Alexander
presiding. The eulogy was by Tammy Nelson, her niece.
Memorials may be made to Bear Creek Primitive Baptist Church cemetery
fund, in care of Jimmy Dunn, 200 Holt Road, Albemarle, N.C. 28001.
Interment was in Bear Creek Primitive Baptist Church cemetery.
Charles Allen Hough, 74, died December 7, 2002 at his home in Midland.
A funeral service was held December 10 at Bethel United Methodist Church,
in Midland. with Rev. Rex Gibbs presiding.
Mr. Hough was born August 8, 1928, the son of Charles Presley and Mamie
Estelle Newell Hough.
He was a Realtor with Don Hyler Realty, Concord. He was also a member
of the Lions Club in Midland. He was a Sunday School teacher for the Danny
Gray Sunday School class.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Frances Hough of the home; a son,
William Allen and wife Jackie Hough of Charlotte; two daughters, Teresa
Beth and husband Jasp Koestal of Waterloo, Belgium and Pamela June and
husband John Brock of Hickory; two grandsons, ohnathan Stewart Hough and
Noah Allen Hough, both of Charlotte; and one sister, Barbara Hough Lane
Minnie Victoria Foreman "Bill" Hicks, of Albemarle, died Sunday, January
12, 2003, at Britthaven of Piedmont. She was 90. A funeral service was
held January 16 at Porter Baptist Church with Rev. Yates Brooks and Rev.
Fred Hopkins presiding. Burial was in the church cemetery in Norwood.
Mrs. Hicks was born January 15, 1912 in Stanly County. Her parents
were Lilla Kimrey and Claude Livingston Foreman. She was a nurse at Stanly
Memorial Hospital and was married to the late Lemmie Hicks. She was a member
of Porter Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, John Hicks of Albemarle; two grand sons Larry
Hicks and Roger Hicks and two great-grandsons, Joshua and Justin Hicks,
all of Albemarle.
Valeria Young Hardister, 81, of Badin, died January 11, 2003 at Stanly
Memorial Hospital. A funeral service was held at Hartsell Funeral Home's
Lefler Memorial Chapel with burial in Stanly Gardens of Memoru in Albemarle.
Mrs. Hardister ws born February 18, 1921 in Stanly County, the daughter
of William Rogers and Elia Gertrude Penny Young. She was a housewife and
member of Badin Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing, crafts and golf.
Survivors include her husband, Allen Everette Hardister of Badin; a
son, Roger Allen Hardister of Cairo, Egypt; two daughters, Penny Eudy of
Locust and Debrah Lovan of Wilmington; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to Badin Baptist Church, PO Box 337, Badin, NC
Betty Jean Leonard Tucker
A service at Oak Grove Baptist Church was held on January 13 for Betty
Jean Leonard Tucker, 69, of Albemarle. She died January 10,.2003 at Stanly
Memorial. Hospital. Rev. Reece English presided and burial was in Fairview
Memorial Park in Albemalre.
Me. Tucker was a 1951 graduate of Albemarle High School and was a member
of the Oak Grove Baptist Church choir and The Master's Five church quartet.
Survivors include her husband, William H. "Bud" Tucker of Albemarle;
two sons, Jimmy Leonard Tucker Sr., of Oakboro and Steven Douglas Tucker
of Albemarle; a grandson, Jimmy Leonard Tucker Jr., and a great-grandson,
Kameron Chase Tucker.
Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Stanly County, 960 North First
Street, Albemarle, NC 28001.
Mabel Herlocker Fraley, 77, of Albemarle, died January 8, 2003 at Forrest
Oakes Healthcare Center in Albemarle. A funeral service was held January
11 at Fairview Baptist Church where she was a member. Rev. Delane Burris
presided and burial was in anderson Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Albemarle.
Mrs. Fraley was born August 8, 1925 in Stanly County, the daughter
of Walter Seymour and Jennie Prudence Laton Speights. She was a retired
pharmacist technician at Eckerd Drug Company.
She was a member of the Anderson Grove Baptist Church Golden Yers Club.
She was active in her Sunday School class at Fairview Baptist Church. She
also sang in the choir and was an avid gardener. She was a member of Fairview
Survivors include her husband, Wayne Lafayette Fraley of the home;
three sons, James Calvin Herlocker Jr. and wife Margaret; Thomas Eugene
Herlocker and wife Patsy B., and Keith Craig Herlocker and ife Linda B.,
all of Albemarle; two daughters, Carolyn Herloocker Sides and late husband
Butch Sides of Salisbury, and Linda H. Sides and husband Robert of Albemarle;
two brothers, Roy Speights and Grover Speights, both of Albemarle; three
sisters, Lillian Mauldin and Ozell Pigg, both of Albemarle and Betty Burr
of Wadesboro; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Mildred Dickens Carrick "Tiny" Nordan, 86, of Badin, died January 9,
2003 at NC Lutheran Nursing Homes, Inc. A memorial service will be held
January 19 at 3 pm at Badin Baptist Church with Rev. Dan Abernathy presiding.
Burial will be private.
Mrs. Nordan was born August 6, 1916 in Moore County. Her parents were
Thomas Henry and Ida Mae Dickens Carrick. She was married to the late Henry
She was employed with Alcoa, Badin as a laboratory technician during
World War II and later retired as a textile worker. She was a graduate
of Badin High School and was a member of the Badin Baptist Church for over
70 years. She was secretary of Sunday School for Badin Baptist Church for
over 35 years and was also a mmber of the choir. She ws a charter member
of the North Carolina Singing Americans of Stanly County.
Survivors include a sister, Miss Stella Mae Carrkck of Albemarle; a
brother, Donald B. Carrick of Albemarle; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Betty
Herlocker Nordan of Bethesda, Md.; a granddaughter, Mrs. Laura Nordan Gerbis
of Phoenix, Az.; and a grandson, Jeff Nordan of New York, NY.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Badin Baptist Church, PO
Box 337, Badin, NC 28009-0337.