Our Obituaries

Anita Lee Smith

July 2, 1949 - November 20, 2017

Anita left to be with Jesus on November 20, 2017. She was born in Charlotte to parents, Carven Smith and Catherine Rowell Snipes.In addition to her parents, Anita was preceded in death by her step-father, Kemp Snipes; grandparents, Zeb and Aurelia Rowell Hannon; uncle, Zeb Rowell Jr.; aunts, Edna Bingham, and Helen Burkovich.Anita leaves behind her sister, Anette Smith of Monroe, NC; brother-in...
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Linda Price Ford

October 16, 1948 - November 15, 2017

Linda Price Ford, age 69, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 and was surrounded by her family. She was born on October 16, 1948 in Charlotte, NC to the late Max and Doris Price. Mrs. Ford is survived by her daughter, Cari Mull and husband Michael; son, Jason Ford and wife Amy; grandchildren, Katie Mull, Allie Mull, Hannah Ford and Ethan Ford; great grandchildren,...
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Charlotte Louise Delaney

January 14, 1934 - November 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Service - Mint Hill Chapel, Mint Hill, NC.
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Margaret Mayberry Allen

September 4, 1926 - November 13, 2017

Margaret Mayberry Lackey Allen, 91, of Mint Hill passed away on November 13, 2017. Margaret was born in Statesville, NC on September 4, 1926. She was preceded in death by her first husband William Edward Lackey in 1964, her second husband Woodrow Allen in 2006, and daughter Janet Wallace Owensby in 2017. Margaret was an LPN at Presbyterian (Novant) Hospital in Charlotte for many years. She...
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Louise Sistar Ledford

June 5, 1927 - November 12, 2017

Louise S. Ledford, 90, of Indian Trail, North Carolina, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017, at her home surrounded by her loving family.A native of Wilmington, North Carolina, Louise was a welder in the shipyard during World War II, and was a dedicated homemaker for the rest of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, son, Joey, and daughter, Judy.She is survived by her...
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James Dowd McEwen

November 19, 1941 - November 11, 2017

Mr. James Dowd McEwen, Jr., 75, of Mint Hill, NC, passed away November 11, 2017. He was born November 19, 1941 in Charlotte, NC, son of the late James Dowd McEwen Sr., and Wilma Flowe McEwen. Mr. McEwen graduated from East Mecklenburg High School, Wingate Junior College and Erskine College. He retired as an accountant for Bank of America.Mr. McEwen is survived by his daughter, Laurie...
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Anthony Paul Carlin

June 13, 1930 - November 10, 2017

Anthony Paul Carlin passed away peacefully on November 10, 2017, after a very courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Janet Rae Greenwell; and four daughters, Cynthia and husband, George Wiley, and grandsons, Keifer and Nolan; Brenda Carlin; Lisa Carlin; and Paula and husband, Tim Reilly, and granddaughter, Jessica. He is preceded in death by his mother,...
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Margaret Mary Abendschein

October 13, 1922 - November 4, 2017

Margaret Mary Cronin Abendschein of Matthews, NC passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2017 in Novant Presbyterian Hospital, Matthews, NC after a short illness. She was born on October 13, 1922 to John P. Cronin and Margaret O'Shea Cronin in New York City, NY. Peg was a graduate of Cathedral H.S. in NYC. She then attended Holy Cross Business School and Hunter College in NYC.Peg was married to...
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James Allen Weaver

October 2, 1951 - November 3, 2017

James Allen Weaver "Weezer", age 66, passed away on Friday, November 3, 2017.He was born on October 2, 1951 in Florence, SC to the late James Weaver and Rosa Nell Sauls Weaver. Mr. Weaver is survived by his wife of 44 years, Brenda Weaver; children, Michelle Baria and husband Brian, Kim Davis and husband Rich, Chris Weaver and wife Shannon; 14 grandchildren, three and one on the way great...
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William A. McLean

November 10, 1937 - October 29, 2017

William Arthur McLean,79, formerly of Melbourne, FL and recently of Matthews, NC was called from this life on Sunday, October 29, 2017, at PruittHealth-Union Pointe in Monroe, NC to make a more personal joyful noise unto the Lord. Bill was born November 10, 1937 in Webster, MA to the late Arthur Curtis McLean and Mary Eleanor Spitz McLean and was the eldest of six children. He graduated from...
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Shirley M. Pagoota

March 12, 1924 - October 29, 2017

Shirley S. Pagoota went to her heavenly home with the Lord on Sunday, October 29, 2017. Shirley was born on March 12, 1924 in Charlotte NC. She was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Pagoota. Shirley was a loving and supporting mother to her four surviving children and their families: Joyce P. Wiles, James R. Pagoota, Jr., Terry L. Prince, Tony R. Pagoota and sisters, Jean Gillis...
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Elizabeth Ivon Phillips

June 11, 1933 - October 29, 2017

Elizabeth Ivon Phillips, 84, passed away peacefully October 29, 2017.She is survived by her sons, Jim (Melinda), Bob (Hilda), and John (Dona) Phillips; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her dedicated and beloved companion Lucy, her French bulldog.She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Eugene Phillips.Elizabeth will be laid to rest next to her...
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Donald D. Cunningham

November 16, 1928 - October 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Service - Mint Hill Chapel, Mint Hill, NC.
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Edward James Alex

March 24, 1934 - October 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Service - Mint Hill Chapel, Mint Hill, NC.
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Eddie Dean Benton

May 28, 1950 - October 26, 2017

Eddie Dean Benton, 67, of Matthews, North Carolina, passed away October 26, 2017.Born May 28, 1950 in Union County, North Carolina, Eddie was a son of the late Amos Joel Benton and Rossie P. Benton Johnson. He was a veteran, having served in the United States Army.In addition to his parents, Eddie was preceded in death by his brothers, Amos, Jayhue and Grady Benton; and his sister, Nelta Yow.He...
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Mike Michael Mullis

August 21, 1950 - October 26, 2017

Mike Mullis, 67, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, October 26, 2017. A native of Charlotte, he was a son of the late James Carl Mullis and Rachel Dorton Mullis. In addition to his parents, Mike was preceded in death by two brothers, George and Bobby. Mike was a very loving husband, father, paw-paw, great-grandpa and brother. He will be remembered for his loving spirit,...
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Elijah Cole Kolker-Hicks

July 23, 1999 - October 26, 2017

Elijah Cole Kolker-Hicks, age 18, of Matthews, died unexpectedly in his sleep from a seizure-related complication, on October 26, 2017, at his home. Cole was born July 23, 1999 in Charlotte to Jeanette Kolker and D. Paul Hicks. He was a Senior at Providence High School. Our beautiful, sweet, brilliant Cole-Bear. We will always miss you, sunshine boy. You brought so much joy to the world and...
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Juanita Searcy Lowery

October 10, 1936 - October 24, 2017

Juanita Searcy "Nita" Lowery, 81, of Mint Hill, North Carolina, passed away October 24, 2017. She was born October 10, 1936, in Lake Lure, North Carolina, a daughter of the late Eva Burgess and Willard Searcy.Nita was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lowery, her brother, Hubert Searcy, and sisters, Mildred Williamson, Frances Vetter and Rachel Nitchman. She is survived by her sister,...
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Krzysztof Huzar

September 24, 1938 - October 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Service - Mint Hill Chapel, Mint Hill, NC.
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Karen Pauline Canupp

October 4, 1944 - October 22, 2017

Karen P. Canupp was born on October 4, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan and passed away on October 22, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina, after a long and hard fought battle with cancer. She was cherished by her family and will be greatly missed. Karen and her husband Carl, to whom she was married for fifty-six years, raised three wonderful and adoring children, Rick, Cindi, and Dave. She was a light...
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Lola W. Bigham

July 14, 1923 - October 21, 2017

Lola W Bigham, age 94, was called to her heavenly home on October 21, 2017. She was under the care of Hospice Palliative Care for almost the last year. She passed away peacefully at home. The family wishes to express their great appreciation for the care from her nurse and her CNA's. Their care and love for her was exceptional the entire time.Lola was the sole surviving child of Clegg and...
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Steven Rocky Camilo

April 3, 1958 - October 19, 2017

Steven Rocky Camilo, age 59, went home to be with his Savior on Thursday, October 19, 2017 while surrounded by his loved ones.He was born on April 3, 1958 in Somerville, MA to the late Ernesto Camilo and Maria Viveiros Camilo. Rocky worked 20 years at Scott McCorkle's Liberty Buick GMC as a Fixed Operations Director. He was an ordained deacon at First Baptist Church of Matthews and was a member...
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Wanda Greene Attar

December 19, 1959 - October 19, 2017

Wanda Greene Attar, age 57, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, October 19, 2017.She was born December 19, 1959 in Charlotte, NC. Wanda had a way of bringing out the best in people. Her loyalty and generosity was always evident, most of all during Christmas; her favorite holiday. Her thoughtful and intentional gifts were consistently the highlight of the day as was her...
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Mary Sinatra Rutman

April 22, 1945 - October 18, 2017

Mary Sinatra Rutman, age 72, of Mint Hill, NC passed away on October 18, 2017. She was born in San Francisco, CA to Nicholas Mead and Rosemary Dooley Mead. Mrs. Rutman graduated from Rosemont College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and from Adelphi University with a Master's in Business Administration. She also completed post - graduate work in Banking at ABA Stonier School of Banking at...
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Robert Paul Murray

September 19, 1914 - October 13, 2017

Robert P. Murray passed away peacefully at his home on October 13, 2017.He was born September 19, 1914 in Liverpool, PA. He was the son of Frederick Rowe Murray and Jennie W. Murray.Mr. Murray worked as a floor mechanic. After retiring, he worked at Walmart as a greeter until he was 95.He was in WWII in 1944-1946. He was stationed in the Philippines.Mr. Murray was preceded in death by his first...
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Jesse Harold Jenkins

June 22, 1923 - October 13, 2017

Jesse Harold Jenkins, Jr., age 94, passed away peacefully at Clear Creek Nursing and Rehab in Mint Hill, NC on Friday, October 13, 2017.He was born on June 22, 1923 in Toccoa, GA to the late Jesse Harold Jenkins and Martha Elizabeth "Bess" Tannery Jenkins. Jesse lived in Westminster, SC, and Clarkston, GA during childhood. After marrying Saralu, they resided in Stone Mountain, GA from 1957 until...
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Jeanene Stiles

November 8, 1930 - October 11, 2017

Mrs. Jeanene Hope Stiles, of Charlotte, North Carolina, passed away in her home October 11, 2017, at age 86.Jeanene was born on November 8, 1930, in Windsor, New York, to the late Harold and Thelma Resue. She married her husband, of 67 years, Rees William Stiles, Sr. (Bill), on December 15, 1950. The Stiles family moved to Charlotte, North Carolina in 1966, where they have lived in the same...
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Rickey Lee Thornhill

July 19, 1958 - October 11, 2017

Rickey Lee Thornhill, 59, of Matthews, passed away early in the morning on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.Rickey was born in Williamson, West Virginia, on July 19, 1958, and was raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He attended Kent State University for Two years. After moving to Charlotte, North Carolina in the spring of 1984, Rickey met and married Donna Colligan Thornhill, and the two raised two children...
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Ruth York Purser

June 2, 1922 - October 9, 2017

Ruth York Purser, age 95, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 9, 2017 surrounded by her family.She was born June 2, 1922 in Union County, NC to the late James Andrew York and Bessie Medlin York.Ruth was raised in Unionville, NC and graduated from Unionville High School in 1941. She played for her high school basketball team, was competitive in sports and enjoyed this with her sisters. Ruth...
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Sigrid N. Morris

February 21, 1938 - October 7, 2017

Sigrid Ninnemann Morris, 79, passed away Saturday, October 7, 2017.The family will receive friends from five until six o'clock in the evening on Saturday, October 14, 2017 in the Rotunda of Philadelphia Presbyterian Church with service to follow at six o'clock in the main sanctuary of the church. Sigrid was born February 21, 1938 in Berlin, Germany to the late William Ninnemann and Karoline Herta...
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Alexandra Marie Camacho

October 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Service - Mint Hill Chapel, Mint Hill, NC.
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James and Martha Broadwell

September 14, 1927 - October 6, 2017

James Monroe Broadwell "Jack", age 90, passed away at home on Friday, October 6, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.He was born September 14, 1927 to the late James Marvin Broadwell and Marie Seigler Broadwell. Jack was a native Charlottean and a 1945 graduate of Central High School. He proudly attended North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. Jack married Martha Gheesling on May 15,...
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Michael Steven Brewer

June 1, 1952 - October 6, 2017

Michael Steven "Mike" Brewer died Friday, October 6, 2017, while visiting friends in Rutherfordton, North Carolina. Born June 1, 1952, in Hickory, North Carolina, Mike lived 65 years and left all who loved him way too soon.Mike was a very successful business man and entrepreneur. His famous slogan for business and life was, "Motivate." He made many friends and gave freely of himself to help...
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Martha Gheesling Broadwell

May 25, 1937 - October 5, 2017

Martha Gheesling Broadwell, age 80, passed away at home on Thursday, October 5, 2017 surrounded by her loving family including her husband of 57 years, Jack. She was born May 25, 1937 to the late Henry Edward Gheesling and Grace Shelby Gheesling. Martha was a native Charlottean and 1955 graduate of Central High School. Martha was in the first class of candy stripers at Mercy Hospital which later...
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Harry Pownall Bozarth

June 17, 1950 - October 3, 2017

Harry P. Bozarth, age 67, of Lancaster, SC passed away on October 13, 2017.He was born in Morrisville, PA on June 17, 1950. He received an Associate Degree from Bucks County Community College. Harry was married to Jean M. Bozarth on February 29, 1992. He had a career with the State of New Jersey Department of Treasury. Mr. Bozarth had a passion for sailing and competition rifle matches.Harry is...
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Ernestine Reed Crooke

March 4, 1927 - October 2, 2017

Mrs. Crooke, age 90, of Charlotte, died October 2, 2017, at Clear Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born March 4, 1927 in Gainesville, GA, she was a daughter of the late Ernest Reed and Cleo Roper Reed. Mrs. Crooke retired from Parks-Cramer Company in Charlotte, NC. She was a member of Arlington Baptist Church. Funeral Service will be held 1:00 PM Friday, October 6, 2017, at Arlington...
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Edna Margaret Kisiah

April 22, 1936 - September 29, 2017

Edna Kisiah, 81, of Mint Hill, NC, passed away September 29, 2017.A visitation with the family will be held Mondayk, October 2, 2017 from 1:00pm.m until 2:00p.m. at McEwen Funeral Home-MInt Hill Chapel in Mint Hill. A funeral service will immediately follow the visitation in the funeral home chapel at 2:00p.m..Burial will take place in Sunset Memory Gardens in Mint Hill.
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Levi Hooper Cross

September 26, 2017 - September 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Service - Mint Hill Chapel, Mint Hill, NC.
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Jon Paul Bain

August 8, 1971 - September 23, 2017

Jon Paul Bain, 46, of Stanfield, North Carolina, born August 8, 1971, in Johnson City, New York, died as a result of a hunting accident on September 23, 2017.He is survived by his parents, John and Georgette Bain of Mint Hill, North Carolina; his sister, Tammy Bain of Mint Hill, North Carolina; his fiancée, Kathleen Kennedy and their children, Steven, Jacob, Kristin and Kaitlin, of Stanfield...
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Elizabeth Ann Phillips

March 25, 1968 - September 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Service - Mint Hill Chapel, Mint Hill, NC.
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Theron L. TURNER

January 13, 1926 - September 15, 2017

Theron L. Turner, 91, of Mint Hill, NC went to his eternal home on Friday, September 15, 2017. He was born January 13, 1926 in Union County, NC to Lula Mae Thomas and George McKenley Turner. Theron worked in textiles at Whiting Machine Company of Charlotte, NC for 43 years. When he was able, he attended Mint Hill Baptist Church where he was a member. He was an Army veteran serving during WWII...
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Raymond Ronald McDevitt

March 10, 1943 - September 13, 2017

Beloved Father, Grandfather and Son, Raymond R. McDevitt, 74, formally of Reading, PA passed away at home in Charlotte, NC with his family at his side. He is the only son of Raymond and Stella McDevitt, deceased, also of Reading, PA. Ray is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Suzanne (nee McCoy). Ray is also survived by his daughter Kelly McDevitt of Charlotte, and Trisha McDevitt- wife of...
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Joe Froneberger

October 22, 1934 - September 12, 2017

Joe Miller Froneberger Sr. passed away September 12th, 2017 after a valiant struggle through illness. He was born October 22nd, 1934 to D. Everette Froneberger and Rena Hoyle Froneberger in Charlotte, NC. He was preceded in death by his parents, and also by his brother Ray Froneberger.He is survived by Rebecca Hill Froneberger who was his loving wife and partner of 62 years, and their son, Joe M....
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Patricia Quist

January 1, 1961 - September 11, 2017

Patricia Kelly Quist was born January 1st, 1961 in Kankakee IL, the forth of five children. Her father Joseph Kelly was a World War II vet who worked in several jobs serving the farm industry, including a stint teaching agriculture at an Iowa high school. With job relocations Pat moved with the family to several farm cities around the Midwest. She graduated from Loras College in Dubuque IA with...
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Ronnie D. Blanchard

June 28, 1946 - September 5, 2017

Ronnie D. Blanchard, age 71, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.He was born June 28, 1946 in Charlotte, NC to the late Arthur and Mary Blackwelder Blanchard.Mr. Blanchard served in the Navy during the Vietnam War and was the Tractor King on the USS Hancock. He was a talented woodcraftsman and auto mechanic. His family will remember him as a strong, hard-working man who went...
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Marissa Elle Gusto

May 19, 1996 - September 4, 2017

Marissa Elle Gusto was born May 19, 1996 in Santa Rosa, CA and passed away unexpectedly from an undiagnosed medical condition in Greensboro, NC on September 4, 2017.Our sweet Marissa was welcomed into the world by loving parents and doting grandparents, aunts and uncles.all waiting to love and spoil her. She was joined by her little brother and best buddy Ryan whom she adored from the moment she...
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James C. Robinson

June 25, 1936 - August 30, 2017

James C. Robinson, 81, of Charlotte, NC, passed away peacefully August 30, 2017.He was all about family. He loved his wife dearly and she was his world. James was a wonderful father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. James loved being outdoors enjoying things such as fishing and gardening. His primary hobby was woodworking which became a great skill.The relationship that James had with his...
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Frederick Parry

October 19, 1944 - August 29, 2017

Frederick Hugh Parry III, 72, of Matthews, passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at his home with family by his side. He was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on October 19, 1944, one of three sons of the late Frederick H. Parry Jr. and Claire Rogan Parry.Fred graduated with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas, where he met his wife, Linda, in the...
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Alfred Morris

May 24, 1954 - August 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Service - Mint Hill Chapel, Mint Hill, NC.
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Lorraine Ida Glaser

June 18, 1926 - August 26, 2017

Lorraine Ida Glaser, age 91, of Marietta, Ga, was received into Heaven on August 26, 2017. She was born in Portland, ME on June 18, 1926 to Catherine Margaret Linscott and Henry A. C. Neil, the oldest of 4 children.She was married to Ned C. Glaser in 1946 having met in Portland while he was serving in the Marines. He predeceased her in 1991.Lorraine was an active passionate member of Emmaus UCC...
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Frances Freeman Kizer Mengel

November 30, 1920 - August 26, 2017

Frances Freeman Kizer Mengel, 97, of Mint Hill, NC, passed away August 26, 2017 at Brian Center-Lincolnton. Frances was born November 30, 1920 in Indian Trail, NC to John Lee Freeman and Ella Rose Thompson. Frances was a school teacher and Sunday school teacher for many years. Her sweet personality was a blessing to anyone who met her. Her life is a testimony of a strong Christian woman...
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Archie Lee Lisco

March 15, 1947 - August 24, 2017

Archie Lee Lisco, age 70, passed away on August 24, 2017 at his home. He was born March 15, 1947 in Denver, CO to the late Archie Lay Lisco and Dorothea Burns Lisco. Archie was a Vietnam War veteran. He was a computer programmer until he retired. He loved music, photography and playing golf.He will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends.He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Deborah...
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Helen Kemper Swiger

January 26, 1926 - August 23, 2017

Helen Margurette Willocks Kemper Swiger, age 91, passed away on Wednesday, August 23, 2017.She was born January 26, 1926 in Seymour, Tennessee to the late Hilbert Marion Willocks and Mae Elizabeth Loveday Willocks. Helen's family moved to Charlotte in 1930. She was a member of the Thomasboro High School Marching Band and graduated in 1943. After high school she worked as a School Secretary with...
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Judith Ann Hinson

November 24, 1942 - August 20, 2017

Judith Ann Clark Hinson "Judy", age 74, continued her walk with Jesus in Heaven on Sunday, August 20, 2017.She was born November 24, 1942 in Asheville, NC to the late Hoyle Clark and Rossie Ingle Clark.Judy worked many years with the Eckerd Drug Company and then the last few years at Rite Aid. She was a member of Eastern Hills Baptist Church for 45 years. Mrs. Hinson served on several committees...
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Barbara Lee Burns

May 8, 1946 - August 20, 2017

Barbara Lee Burns of Mint Hill NC died Sunday, August 20, at Hospice in Huntersville NC after a lengthy battle with cancer. Born May 8, 1946 in Miami FL, Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Arline and Ray, of Mint Hill. She is survived by her brother Bill Burns and sister-in-law Linda; sister Becky Campbell and brother-in-law Sid; nieces and nephews Darek Burns, Keith Burns, Alan...
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Donald Ray Helms

March 3, 1930 - August 18, 2017

Donald R. Helms, 87, of Charlotte, passed away August 18, 2017.He was born in Union County on March 3, 1930. Donald graduated from Tech High School. Donald was married to Peggy Helms the love of his life for 68 years. He found great pride and joy in their children, 4 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren. He enjoyed the simple things in life, like fishing at the beach, times with his church...
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Fanny Esperanza Keziah

November 14, 1938 - August 18, 2017

Fanny Ortega Keziah, 78, of Charlotte NC, passed away on August 18, 2017.She was a wonderful mother, and person. Fanny was loved by anyone who knew her, and was known by her serving and giving heart.A Catholic Mass will be held on Friday, August 21, 2017 at 11:00am at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church.
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Calvin Teal Brooks

December 14, 1926 - August 18, 2017

Calvin Teal "CT" Brooks, Jr., of Charlotte, North Carolina, passed away Friday, August 18, 2017, at Novant Health Matthews Medical Center. He was 90 years old.CT loved the Lord, Jenky, Katie (his beloved pet), his family and social gatherings. He enjoyed shagging at the beach and a good conversation. CT was never at a loss for words and never met a stranger. He established Brooks...
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Aubrey Lee Thomas

April 24, 1922 - August 17, 2017

Aubrey Lee Thomas, Jr., of Plantation Estates in Matthews, North Carolina, passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017. He was 95 years old.Born April 24, 1922 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Aubrey was a son of the late Aubrey Lee Thomas, Sr. and Thrasilla Donahue Thomas. He attended Swarthmore, Pennsylvania public schools and the University of Virginia. Aubrey served with the military for 20 years...
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Edgar Cleveland Thaggard

April 18, 1938 - August 16, 2017

Edgar Cleveland Thaggard, 79, of Matthews NC, passed away on August 16, 2017. He was a wonderful husband and father. Ed was a retired truck driver and used his skills to transport items for missions into Virginia and Kentucky. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dorothy Hinson Thaggard; daughters, Joyce Kelly Thaggard, and Jane Thaggard Cox (Bobby).A visitation with the family will be held...
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Evelyn Kathleen Howell

June 1, 1941 - August 15, 2017

Evelyn Kathleen Howell, of Coral Springs, Florida, formerly of Stanfield, North Carolina, passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at Broward Health Corals Springs Medical Center. She was 76 years old.Born June 1, 1941 in Charlotte, North Carolina, Evelyn was a daughter of the late Julius and Frances Weaver. She spent her life caring for people, especially children, during both good times and...
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William Douglas Flowe

March 25, 1943 - August 13, 2017

William Douglas Flowe, age 74, of Mecklenburg County passed away peacefully on August 13, 2017.Doug retired from Young Ford after 43 years of dedicated service. His passion for old cars led him to build four 1940 fords. He is survived by his wife Shirley Flowe; sons, Robert, James (Susan) and Michael (Lynn); eight grandchildren; two great grandsons; brother, Jerry (Nancy); sisters, Cindy and...
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Michael Clay Goodman

October 10, 1936 - August 12, 2017

Michael C. Goodman, 80, passed away on August 12, 2017. He was born and raised in Mehlenburg Co, KY. At 17, he joined the Marines where he served for four years, attaining the rank of Sergeant. After his discharge from active duty, he moved to Shelby, NC, where he attended Gardner Webb University. It was in Shelby that he met his future wife, Rose Hamrick, whom he married in 1957. While at...
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Milton Lewis Hough

September 24, 1954 - August 12, 2017

Milton Lewis Hough, age 62, passed away peacefully on August 12, 2017 at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, SC, with his sister by his side. Milton was born in Matthews, NC on September 24, 1954, and grew up there attending Matthews Elementary, McClintock Jr. High, and East Mecklenburg High School. He later moved to Sharon, SC where he was the owner and operator of Fence Right fencing company...
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Lana S. Siefring

August 25, 1955 - August 7, 2017

Lana Siefring of Midland, North Carolina passed away Monday, August 7, 2017, at home surrounded by family and friends.Ms. Siefring, born in Tampa, Florida, lived in the Charlotte/Concord area and taught in the Cabarrus County school system for many years. She was a beloved teacher, mentor and friend to many.The Memorial Celebration for Lana Siefring will be held August 26th, 2017, 1100am, at...
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Adam Lee Helms

May 7, 1939 - August 6, 2017

Adam "Lee" Helms, age 78, passed peacefully at his home surrounded by family on Sunday, August 6, 2017.He was born on May 7, 1939 in Union County, NC to the late Johnny Bay Helms and Lena Gheen Helms. Lee retired from First Union National Bank and later worked at Sweep A Lot. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was quick-witted. He was a strong hard-working man, a fighter until the very end and...
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Kathleen M. Hoehn

September 1, 1948 - August 5, 2017

A memorial mass and reception to celebrate the life of Kathleen Hoehn will be held on August 16, 2017 at 11AM at Saint Luke Catholic Church, 13700 Lawyers Rd, Mint Hill, NC.Kathleen Mary Hoehn, 68, passed away on August 5, 2017 at her home in Charlotte, NC.She was born September 1, 1948, in Miami, FL, daughter of Blase and Kathleen Lombar. Kathy graduated cum laude from Barry College with a...
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Judith Ann Fain

August 17, 1940 - August 4, 2017

Judith Ann Fain, of Matthews, passed away Friday, August 4, 2017. She was preceded in death by her youngest daughter, Lynda Carol Anderson.Born August 17, 1940 in Akron, Ohio, Judith's life's work was Homeopathic education. She shared her gift with many people.Services are private.She is survived by her children, Donald Fain and wife, Barbara, and their daughter, Terra Sunshine; Sheryl Ann Fain...
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Judith Hall

December 16, 1948 - August 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Service - Mint Hill Chapel, Mint Hill, NC.
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Linda Whitaker Barr

September 8, 1942 - July 25, 2017

Linda Whitaker Barr, 74, of Charlotte, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. She was born in Newport News, VA on September 8, 1942. Linda grew up in Mt. Holly, NC and graduated in the class of 1960 from Mt. Holly High School. She went on to complete an Associate degree from Kings College in Charlotte in 1962.Upon completion of her studies, Linda worked in Atlanta and...
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Marianne Monti

December 23, 1963 - July 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Service - Mint Hill Chapel, Mint Hill, NC.
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Edna Merle Broome

November 16, 1922 - July 21, 2017

Edna Bracey Broome, age 94, of Matthews, NC, went home to the Lord on July 21st 2017. She was born in Clio, Dillon County, South Carolina on November 16th 1922. She was married to James Luther Broome on October 30th 1941 in Camden, S.C. She had a passion for children, art, sewing, gardening, teaching, and most importantly being a Mother. She is survived by; Son, Larry Broome; daughter-in-law,...
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Betty Werts

March 16, 1934 - July 21, 2017

Betty Jo Werts, 83 of Charlotte, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on July 21, 2017. She was a daughter of the late Joseph Lemmond and Agnes McKinney Lemmond.She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Betty enjoyed her church, being with family, and square dancing.She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Bill Werts; daughter, Pamela Werts; son, Ray (Becky)...
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Roger Leroy Heavener

December 7, 1947 - July 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Service - Mint Hill Chapel, Mint Hill, NC.
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Michael Edward Gheesling

February 7, 1935 - July 17, 2017

Michael Edward Gheesling Sr. 82, passed away July 17, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of Charlotte, graduating from Central High School in 1953. He received a BA degree in History from UNC Charlotte.Michael was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He loved to travel and to play golf. He really enjoyed working with the Boy Scouts and with the Big Brothers and Big...
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Jack Wayne Shannon

March 10, 1946 - July 17, 2017

Jackie "Jack" Wayne Shannon, 71, passed away unexpectedly on July 17, 2017 at his home in Matthews, North Carolina.Jack was born in Lebanon, Tennessee, on March 10, 1946. He attended Hillwood High School in Nashville, Tennessee and graduated from Belmont University in May of 1969. Jack married Rosanne Jones in June of 1969 and then pursued a Master's Degree in Religious Education from Southern...
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Elberta Ladislas

May 2, 1941 - July 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Service - Mint Hill Chapel, Mint Hill, NC.
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Judy Herrin Huneycutt

April 6, 1955 - July 14, 2017

Judy Valerie Herrin Huneycutt, age 62, surrounded by her family and minister, went home to be with her Lord on Friday, July 14, 2017.Mrs. Huneycutt enjoyed gardening, cooking, and crafting. She had a love for animals. Judy never met a stranger and always took care of others. She loved her church family.Her smile will be missed by all. Judy is survived by her husband of 40 years, John F....
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Irene S. Howard

July 12, 1934 - July 14, 2017

Irene S. Howard, age 83, passed away on Friday, July 14, 2017.She was born July 12, 1934 in Morganton, NC to the late John Thomas Smith and Alice Walker Smith.Mrs. Howard was a member of Mt. Harmony Baptist Church for 28 years. She retired after 37 years of being a Register Nurse, including service at the Nalle Clinic in Charlotte. Irene is survived by her husband of 59 years, Charles D. Howard;...
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Virginia Lee Correll

February 9, 1948 - July 13, 2017

Virginia Lee Correll "Jenny", age 69, passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2017.She was born on February 9, 1948 in Charlotte, NC to the late Council C. Correll and Virginia Weddle Correll. She is the youngest of four daughters. She completed her Special Education Classes at Nivens Vocational Center in 1969 and continued working at the workshop for many years.Jenny was a member of Cornerstone...
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Barbara P. Banister

December 18, 1930 - July 12, 2017

Barbara Patterson Banister passed away on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. She was born in Buncombe County, NC to the late Cecil Forest Patterson and Annie Mae Westall Patterson. She grew up in Asheville, NC where she met and married R. Jack Banister in 1950. They were married 36 years until his death in 1986. They Lived in Charlotte twice, once in 1961-1963 and back in 1967 until death. She was a...
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Edward Franklin Dement,

November 11, 1944 - July 10, 2017

Edward Franklin Dement, age 72, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 10, 2017. He was born on November 11, 1944 in Durham, NC to the late Edward Franklin and Maude Harris Dement. Ed was a graduate of Durham High School, a 1966 graduate of NC State University, and an original member of The O'Kaysions -- the popular North Carolina beach band that wrote and recorded the mega-hit "Girl...
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Brigette Rebecca McLemore

February 29, 1976 - July 8, 2017

Brigette Armstrong McLemore, 41, of Matthews NC, has gone to her heavenly home after winning her fight against cancer on July 8, 2017.She was a loving wife, incredible mother, a greatly loved daughter, sister, aunt, niece, friend, and teacher. Brigett was born in Johnson City, NY and graduated from SUNY Cortland College with a degree in education. After moving to the south, she began her career...
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Paul Eugene Robert Smith

July 17, 1929 - July 4, 2017

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Charles Franklin Peterson

January 23, 1946 - July 3, 2017

Charles Franklin Peterson, Jr. "Pete", 71. Beloved husband, father, and grandfather of Weddington, NC passed away on July 3, 2017, after a short but furious battle with ALS. The funeral service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at McEwen Funeral Service-Mint Hill Chapel, 7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Mint Hill, NC 28227. Pastor Frank Taylor will be officiating. Visitation will be...
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Jefferson Crump

February 25, 1946 - July 3, 2017

Jefferson (Jeff) Crump left this earth to meet his Lord and Maker on July 3, 2017. He was born on February 25, 1946 in Mint Hill, NC, the son of the late Clifford and Ollie Crump.After graduating from East Mecklenburg High School in 1964, Jeff joined the US Army and attained the Rank of E6. He was with the US Army for 6 1/2 years.Upon leaving the US Army, Jeff secured a position as a Deputy...
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Patricia Carol Zecchin

May 30, 1943 - July 1, 2017

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Lyla Brooke Chaudhary

December 15, 2009 - June 30, 2017

Lyla Brooke Chaudhary, of Stallings, North Carolina, became an angel on Friday evening, June 30, 2017, at 10:50 pm, at the young age of 7. She was born December 15, 2009, at 2:56 pm.In her life, Lyla had many roles: a teacher to her little brother, a dancer, an artist and creator, a wrestling partner with her daddy, a cousin that more resembled a sister, and so much more. She did all of this...
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Paula J. Naville

April 15, 1945 - June 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Service - Mint Hill Chapel, Mint Hill, NC.
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Jackie Dwight Little

February 17, 1943 - June 26, 2017

Jackie Dwight Little, 74, passed away on June 26, 2017 at CMC main in Charlotte, NC. He was born to the late Alex and Fae Tomberlin Little on February 17, 1943.In addition to his parents, Jackie was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Ray Little and a nephew, Robbie Harris.He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Jackson Little; sons, Ryan Little and Monty Tucker (Tracy); daughter, Tanis Little...
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Paul Rice Bradey

April 2, 1954 - June 26, 2017

Paul Rice Bradey of Matthews passed away Monday, June 26, 2017 at home after a long battle with cancer. A visitation will be held at McEwen Funeral Home in Mint Hill on Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.Mr. Bradey was born in 1954 in Charlotte, NC. Mr. Bradey is the son of the late John R. Bradey, Sr. and Sybil Rice Bradey. He is survived by his brother Dr. John R. Bradey,...
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John Lee Wakefield

February 4, 1948 - June 25, 2017

John Lee Wakefield, age 69, passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017.He was born on February 4, 1948 in Gainesville, FL to the late Arch and Margie Schultz Wakefield. John proudly worked at Wakefield Optical, his family owned business, for over 44 years. He enjoyed traveling to Germany, spending time outdoors, plants and all genres of music. He was very active as a Troop Leader for the Boys Scouts of...
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Bonnie Fern McLean Hoffman

September 4, 1930 - June 24, 2017

Bonnie Fern McLean Hoffman, 86, of Charlotte, North Carolina, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017, at Carolinas Medical Center, after battling pneumonia for several weeks.Bonnie was born on September 4, 1930, the only child of Port H. McLean and his wife, Fern Z. McLean. She grew up on the family farm on John Russell Road in Charlotte, North Carolina, later graduating from Newell High School,...
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Joseph Tilford Harrell

August 1, 1926 - June 21, 2017

Joe went to be with the Lord Wednesday morning, June 21, 2017. He was 90 years old.A native of Asheville, North Carolina, Joe was a graduate of High Point College and spent 35 years in the finance industry. He was a faithful husband and father.He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Gail Fisher Harrell; his children, Dan, Cindy and Doug; and eight grandchildren and one great-grandson.The...
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Isaac Andrew Misenheimer

December 7, 1986 - June 20, 2017

Isaac Andrew Misenheimer,30, of Southport North Carolina, passed away June 20, 2017.He was born in Charlotte North Carolina on December 7, 1986. Isaac graduated from Scripps Ranch High School and attended Chapman School of Seamanship, FL.Isaac worked for his dad at Oak Island Camp Ground and he enjoyed every part of his work. He loved his daughter Aubree and spending time with his family.He is...
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Luther Anderson Shields

March 31, 1969 - June 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Service - Mint Hill Chapel, Mint Hill, NC.
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Zachary Joseph Finch

May 15, 1996 - June 18, 2017

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Marian McCray Lyon

March 27, 1941 - June 18, 2017

Marian McCray Lyon, 76, of Charlotte, North Carolina passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017 in Mint Hill, North Carolina surrounded by her husband and family.Marian was born in Pageland, South Carolina to Mr. Heath McCray and Mrs. Ethel L. McCray on March 27, 1941. She married, Wiley Logan Lyon Jr. on November 11, 1983 in Charlotte, North Carolina. She attended Business School in Charlotte, where...
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Sharon Stickley

March 5, 1950 - June 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Service - Mint Hill Chapel, Mint Hill, NC.
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Sarah James Presson

February 20, 1931 - June 12, 2017

Sarah James Presson, age 86, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, June 12, 2017.She was born on February 20, 1931 in Concord, NC to the late William Alexander and Vashti Auten Taylor. Mrs. Presson was a loving mother and wife. She was dedicated to her church. She will be missed. Mrs. Presson is survived by her sons, Lanny Ray James (Jacqueline) and Randy A. James (Laurie); six grandchildren;...
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