Our Obituaries

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

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

Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Service - Mint Hill Chapel, Mint Hill, NC.
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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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William Earl Sechler

December 22, 1923 - June 9, 2017

William Earl Sechler, age 93, passed away on Friday, June 9, 2017.Earl was born on December 22, 1923 in Landis, North Carolina to the late WC and Dessie Nance Sechler.He came to Charlotte in 1932 where he attended Tech High School, graduating in 1943. He entered the Army immediately upon graduation. He had basic training in Louisiana before being sent to North Africa with the 739th Engineers....
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Robert Martin Privett

January 26, 1934 - June 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Service - Mint Hill Chapel, Mint Hill, NC.
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Vera Correll Lee

September 6, 1923 - June 7, 2017

Mrs. Vera Correll Lee, age 93, met her Lord on Wednesday, June 7, 2017.She was born on September 6, 1923 in Belmont, NC to the late Ella J. Correll and Edgar Correll, who was killed in the line of duty as a Charlotte Police Detective in 1929.Mrs. Lee was the definition of a true homemaker. She was a fantastic cook, loved her grandbabies, and adored her husband Bill. She was a good Christian woman...
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Mirriam Sue Hooks

May 29, 1957 - June 6, 2017

Mirriam Sue Thomas Hooks, 60, went to greet her Heavenly Father on June 6, 2017 at Novant Medical Center in Matthews, North Carolina. Sue obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and History from University of North Carolina at Charlotte, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She went on to teach 2nd/3rd grade combined, followed by 5th grade, at Lebanon Road Elementary in Charlotte, NC. Her...
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James Austin Barnes

May 21, 1941 - June 5, 2017

James A. Barnes, 76, a resident of Matthews, North Carolina, died on Monday June 5, 2017 afer a lengthy fight against cancer. Jim was at home surrounded by his immediate family at the time of his death. He was born on May 21, 1941 in Davidson County,N.C. to Clarence Boyles Barnes and Jennie Rosetta Clodfelter Barnes. Jim spent his entire career working in the constructionindustry as a business...
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Jewel Presley

July 29, 1924 - June 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Service - Mint Hill Chapel, Mint Hill, NC.
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Olin Tweed Flowe

February 23, 1941 - June 2, 2017

Olin Tweed Flowe, 76, of Matthews, NC died June 2, 2017 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center-ICU Burn Unit in Winston-Salem, NC due to complications following a serious burn accident at his home.Olin was born in Mecklenburg County, NC on February 23, 1941 and attended Bain Elementary, East Mecklenburg High School, Wingate College and East Carolina University, graduating in 1964. He began his...
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Patrick Vincent Whitenight

August 19, 1994 - May 30, 2017

Our beloved son, Patrick Vincent Whitenight, age 22, passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 and is now where he belongs with his Savior our Lord Jesus Christ.He was born on August 19, 1994 in Charlotte, NC. Patrick was the most loving and caring person you could ever meet. He strived for perfection in everything he did. He loved his family with a passion like no other has or ever will. His faith in...
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Virginia D. Lazarowicz

January 29, 1928 - May 30, 2017

Virginia D. Lazarowicz "Gin", age 89, passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.She was born on January 29, 1928 in Indiana, PA to the late Kenneth Paul and Ruth Wadding Ditch.Virginia was the nontraditional homemaker and impresario who's smile could brighten anyone's day, a no frills strong and independent woman. She was a compassionate woman who cherished her family, friends, and caregivers. She...
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Richard A. Mager

February 26, 1949 - May 30, 2017

Richard A. Mager, age 68, passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.He was born on February 26, 1949 in Norwich, CT to the late Richard Ivins and Lorraine Collard Mager. Richard retired after 22 years in the Army as a Master Sergeant. He then worked with G4S Security as a Site Manager for 14 years. Richard is survived by his wife of 22 years, Barbara D. Mager; children, Jeremy Mager (Shenon), Jason...
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Corey Alexander Smith

January 16, 1995 - May 28, 2017

Corey Alexander Smith, 22, of Indian Trail, North Carolina, passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017. He was born January 16, 1995, to Christy and Wayne Smith. Corey graduated from Porter Ridge High School in 2013, where he was a member of the football team.Corey was an avid motorcyclist. He loved spending time with his friends and working on cars. He loved animals, especially his dogs, Rambo and...
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Alvina Harriett Stokes

October 1, 1940 - May 27, 2017

Alvina Stokes, 76, of Charlotte NC, passed away May 27, 2017 in Charlotte NC at Northeast Concord Hospital surrounded by her family. Alvina was born in Burlington IA on October 1, 1940. She is predeceased by her parents Harold and Alvina Lohman and her late husband of 35 years Ian E Stokes. Alvina served as a member of the United States Navy from 1958 until 1960. Her greatest joy and...
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Barbara Larue Polston

April 3, 1934 - May 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Service - Mint Hill Chapel, Mint Hill, NC.
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Anna Korzel

July 26, 1930 - May 22, 2017

Anna Kraus Korzel, 86, of Matthews, North Carolina passed away on May 22, 2017. Anna was born on July 26, 1930, in Czechoslovakia.Anna Korzel was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and home maker. She loved to sew, cook, and bake. Her favorite nickname was Grandma Cookie, bestowed upon by her great grandchildren. She was a hard worker and possessed a strong, courageous spirit. She loved to...
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William Reid Privette

January 15, 1922 - May 22, 2017

Reid Privette, 95, of Matthews, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017. He was born in Matthews on January 15, 1922, son of the late William Martin and Willie Champion Privette. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years, Wilma Spears Privette, brothers, B.C. and Dal, and sister, Lucy.Mr. Privette lived his entire life in Matthews, with the exception of time...
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Martha Kambarn Franklin

September 16, 1934 - May 16, 2017

Martha K. Franklin, of Mint Hill, North Carolina, passed away Tuesday evening, May 16, 2017, at Novant Health Matthews Medical Center. She was 82 years old.Born September 16, 1934, in Baltimore, Maryland, Martha was the daughter of the late Nathaniel Kambarn and Margaret Bateman Kambarn. She was a graduate of Maryland School for the Deaf in Frederick, Maryland, and retired from Atlantic Envelope...
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Jeannine C. Dacey

April 30, 1929 - May 15, 2017

Mrs. Jeannine Dacey, 88, of Charlotte, NC died Monday, May 15, 2017 at Levine and Dickson Hospice House at Southminster.She was born April 30, 1929 in New Richmond, Quebec, and was the daughter of the late Corrine Babin and Jean Baptiste Cyr. She was a loving, caring mother who was devoted to her family. Jeannine had the "Southern Charm", was very personable and held the gift of hospitality. Mrs....
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Treasure Julia Ryan

January 24, 1943 - May 15, 2017

Treasure Julia Ryan, 74 of Charlotte, North Carolina passed away May 15, 2017.She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 24th 1943. She was married to Frank Joseph Ryan.Treasure or "TJ" had a long career as a Sales Assistant in a Brokerage firm for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter for over 20 years and eventually retired with what is now UBS Financial Group. She was a devout Catholic...
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Norma F. Long

October 24, 1931 - May 12, 2017

Norma Genevieve Fleenor Long, 85, died Friday, May 12, 2017 in Lebanon, Virginia after a brief illness. She was born in the Wyndale Community of Washington County, Virginia on October 24, 1931 to Earl Franklin and Dora Lynn Fleenor. She graduated from Wallace High School in 1949 and attended Washington County Business School. Ms. Long was employed at Bristol Steel for nearly twenty years as a...
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Doris Jean McLean

November 1, 1929 - May 6, 2017

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

August 15, 1927 - May 5, 2017

Margaret "Peggy" Dawn Turner Morgan, of Charlotte, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 5, 2017, at Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville, surrounded by her loving and supportive family. She was 89 years old.Born August 15, 1927, in Roanoke, Virginia, Peggy was the daughter of the late Oscar Morris Turner and Bessie Arnn Turner. She was preceded in death by her husband...
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Donald Rayford Plummer

October 23, 1933 - May 2, 2017

Donald Rayford Plummer "Don", age 83, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 2, 2017.He was born on October 23, 1933 in Mecklenburg Co, NC to the late Robert and Mary Hegler Plummer. Mr. Plummer served in the US Army. He worked as a Supervisor at Standard Trucking and a Dock Worker for Yellow Freight. Don was a hardworking, compassionate and dedicated man. He loved his Lord and was a...
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James Herbert McGuire

May 19, 1934 - April 30, 2017

James "Jim" Herbert McGuire, 82 of Charlotte, NC found his eternal rest on Sunday, April 30, 2017. He was an outgoing man who loved his family and never met a stranger.Jim was born in Willard, Ohio on May 19, 1934. He was a navy veteran who served his country in the Korean conflict. He was a member of the American Legion. He married his beloved wife, Nancy Crouch McGuire, on May 25, 1957....
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James D. Carter

December 21, 1927 - April 30, 2017

James D. Carter, Sr. "J.D.", age 89, passed away comfortably on Sunday, April 30, 2017.He was born on December 21, 1927 in Lancaster, SC to the late Hall and Vera Belk Carter.J.D. attended Mineral Springs School. He received a full scholarship to NC State but chose to enlist in the Army. After being discharged, he worked in the floor covering industry later starting Carter Floors with business...
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Zigrida Biruta Ochoa

September 19, 1947 - April 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Service - Mint Hill Chapel, Mint Hill, NC.
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Marvin Malcolm White

May 15, 1944 - April 27, 2017

Marvin Malcolm White, Jr, 72, passed away April 27, 2017. Born May 15, 1944 in Fayetteville, NC, he was the son of the late Marvin Sr. and Alice Virginia White.Marvin attended Massey Hill High School, and left school to join the U.S. Navy, where he served 32 years. He retired as AFCM Master Chief. Marvin was stationed in Meridian, Mississippi, where he was twice chosen as Plane Captain of the...
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Wilburn Gene Mullis

November 15, 1932 - April 25, 2017

Wilburn Gene Mullis, age 84, of Charlotte, NC, passed away peacefully on April 25, 2017.Wilburn was born in Union County, NC, on November 15, 1932, the son of the late Alfred J. Mullis and Julia Wellborn Mullis. He joined the Army in April 1953 and served in the 82nd Airborne until April 1955. He married his loving wife of 64 years, Velma Clodfelter Mullis, in June 1953. Wilburn spent his...
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Danny Floyd

April 9, 1949 - April 25, 2017

Danny Floyd Sr., 68, passed away April 25, 2017 at home. He was the son of the late Claude and Louise Floyd. Danny was born in Darlington, SC on April 9, 1949. He was also preceded in death by his son Danny Floyd Jr.Danny was a loving husband, father, and poppy. He was a lover of the outdoors, which included hunting and fishing.Danny is survived by his wife Suzie Floyd, daughter; Terri Lynn...
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Catherine Elizabeth Byrne

November 2, 1926 - April 23, 2017

Catherine (Cathy) Legrand Byrne entered into heaven on April 23rd 2017 as she completed her duties here on earth as a Christian servant for God. Cathy was 90 years old when she passed away at her loving "home" at The Little Flower Assisted Living Center in Mint Hill. Cathy was born November 2, 1926 in Charlotte, and grew up on Thomas Avenue in the old midwood section near downtown. She learned...
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Marion Otis Barber

June 22, 1931 - April 22, 2017

Marion O. Barber, 85, of Mint Hill, North Carolina, passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Carrington Place in Matthews, North Carolina.Marion was born June 22, 1931, in Lancaster, South Carolina, to the late James and Fayetta Barber.He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ruby Hollars Barber; son, Mark Barber of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina; daughter, Susan Barber of Charlotte; sister, Iris...
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Mathias P. Rick

February 13, 1933 - April 21, 2017

Mathias P. Rick "Matty"Matty passed away April 21, 2017, at his home. He was 84 years old.Matty was born in NYC but migrated to the small town of Warwick, NY, where he spent his childhood and adolescent years. After graduating high school he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served four years. Upon discharge from the military he embarked on a career in finance at IBM and retired after...
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Cynthia Lee Martin

January 16, 1964 - April 20, 2017

Cynthia Lee "Cindy" Martin, age 53, of Matthews, North Carolina, formerly of Bluefield, West Virginia, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017, after a long illness. Born January 16, 1964 in Houston, Texas, she was a daughter of Carolyn McConnell and the late James Lee Martin.Raised in Welch, West Virginia, Cindy was a graduate of Mt. View High School and McDowell County Technical School,...
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Ruth Kyles Gunter

July 7, 1931 - April 20, 2017

Ruth K. Gunter, 85, of Matthews, North Carolina, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017, after an extended illness. She was born July 7, 1931, the daughter of the late Rev. Charles F. Kyles and Ida Fink Kyles.Ruth graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, with a B.S. in Home Economics Education. She was married in 1955 to the late Henry Clarence Gunter. After 33 years of...
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Gladys E. Grimes

October 31, 1924 - April 20, 2017

Gladys E. Grimes, age 92, passed away April 20, 2017, surrounded by her family, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Michael Benton.She was born on October 31, 1924 on Staten Island, NY to the late Nicholas and Ethel Berke Soloman. Gladys was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church on Staten Island, where she served faithfully, sang in the choir, was a Girl Scout leader and...
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Joy Elwood Long

October 16, 1942 - April 20, 2017

Joy Elwood Long, Jr. passed away peacefully on April 20, 2017, at the age of 74. He was born in Emporia, Virginia on October 16, 1942, the son of the late Ruby and Joy Elwood Long, Sr.Joy joined the US Army's 101st Airborne Division as a Paratrooper, was stationed in Korean, and his unit was affectionately known as the "Screaming Eagles." Joy served as the Commander of the Mint...
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Earl Jones Ferguson

January 14, 1930 - April 19, 2017

Earl Jones Ferguson died April 19, 2017. He was born January 14, 1930 in Lancaster, South Carolina, the second of three sons of Henry Stokes Ferguson and Wincie Eugenie Jones Ferguson. He attended school in Lancaster and then was accepted into Davidson College, from which he graduated in 1950 at the age of 20. After working only a few months for Springs Mills, he was drafted into the United...
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Janet Margaret Smith

June 15, 1940 - April 19, 2017

Janet Margaret Jones Smith passed away at age 76 in Concord, NC on April 19, 2017. Janet was born on June 15, 1940 in Scranton, PA to the late David Hayden Jones and Beatrice Hannah Williams Jones. She was raised in Binghamton, NY. After graduating high school, she worked as a secretary at Broome Tech Community College. She later worked as a nursing assistant, Mary Kay consultant and ran a...
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Wayne Beachum

June 27, 1939 - April 16, 2017

Charles "Wayne" Beachum, 77, passed away April 16, 2017, at home surrounded by his family in Charlotte, NC.Wayne was born June 27, 1939, in Oakboro, NC, to the late Hayes and Estelle Foreman Beachum. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Wanda Beachum Phibbs.Wayne is survived by his wife of 59 years, Geneva Huneycutt Beachum, daughter Shearra Beachum Miller and husband Tim of Kings...
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Carol Lee Clark

September 28, 1961 - April 12, 2017

Carol Lee Clark, 55, of Charlotte, NC, passed away April 12, 2017.She was born in Charlotte, NC on September 28, 1961 and had a passion for animals and sports. Carol was a diehard football fan, but due to some mobility issues, she was limited to watching games on television for the most part. The Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburg Steelers were her favorite teams. There were several times that...
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Maria Alda Ornelas

February 7, 1936 - April 10, 2017

Maria Alda Ornelas 81, passed away on April 10, 2017 at her home in Matthews NC. She was born in Funchal Madeira, Portugal on January 17, 1936 . She migrated to Canada and eventually to the United states. She was a factory worker in her earlier years . She was a house wife, and mother. She loved gardening and spending time with her family. She was loved by many family and friends. She is...
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Lynn Alan Palmer

March 6, 1955 - April 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Service - Mint Hill Chapel, Mint Hill, NC.
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Elaine Howard

July 22, 1940 - April 9, 2017

Phyllis Elaine Barrett Howard, 76, passed away April 9, 2017. She was born in Charlotte NC, on July 22, 1940 and graduated from Central High School. Elaine worked in Child Development for 32 years. She was a member of Mt. Harmony Baptist Church and had a passion for her family and her church.She is survived by her fiancé', William Grier; daughters, Leslie White and her husband Dave White,...
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Juan Ambrosio Rodriguez

February 2, 1949 - April 8, 2017

Mr. Juan Ambrosio Rodriguez passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was 68 years old.He was born February 2, 1949 in San José de las Matas, Santiago province in the Dominican Republic to Francisco Antonio Rodriguez and Juana Evangelita Baez Rodriguez.A Prayer Service will be held from 6:00 until 9:00 Tuesday evening, April...
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Paul Judson Smith

May 16, 1923 - April 6, 2017

Mr. Smith, 93 died on Thursday, April 6th.Born in Stanley, NC, and following graduation from Lowell High School, he moved to Charlotte in 1945. On April 21, 1945, he married Hilda Maddox Smith, the true love of his life who preceded him in death in 2012. He cherished the memories of their 67 year love story throughout his life.The Smiths became Charter Members of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in...
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Regina B. Baucom

September 9, 1925 - April 5, 2017

Regina Barbee Baucom passed away peacefully April 5, at Lawyer's Glen. She was 91½ years old. She was born in Charlotte on Sept 9, 1925, to Roy Lee Barbee and Jessie Scarborough Barbee.Jean, as she was known to family and friends, graduated from Tech High School and was a prominent member of the Tech Lunch Bunch for many years. She studied drafting in high school and became the first female...
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Elizabeth A. Baird

April 16, 1929 - April 5, 2017

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

February 10, 1962 - March 31, 2017

Paul Edward DeVries, 55, of Flowery Branch, GA, died March 31, 2017. He had been ill since February with an aggressive sarcoma on his right hip which metastasized to his lungs and kidneys. He was born February 10, 1962, in Detroit, MI.After eight years in Lake Bluff, IL, Paul moved at age 9 with his family to Lancaster, SC, where he graduated from high school and attended USC-Lancaster and USC...
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Paul Edward DeVries

February 10, 1962 - March 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Service - Mint Hill Chapel, Mint Hill, NC.
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Antoinette Bowyer

February 13, 1934 - March 31, 2017

Antonietta Tedesco Bowyer (Toni) was born and raised in Plainfield, New Jersey. She was very proud of her Italian heritage. Both her parents, Angelina Cirillo and Antonio Tedesco, came to Ellis Island from Naples. She had six siblings, one surviving and living in NJ: Christine Tedesco. She died on Friday, March 31st, 2017.In 1954 Toni married Elliott B. Bowyer. As a military wife, she made...
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Bruce Wilke Gibson

November 24, 1942 - March 26, 2017

Bruce Gibson age 74 of Mint Hill, NC formerly of Endicott, NY passed away on March 26, 2017 of cancer. He is survived by his wife Ann of 53 years; his son Bruce; daughter-in-law Jennifer; his beloved grandchildren Gabriella and William; brother John Leary; sister Jackie Leary and other cherished relatives and friends. He was pre-deceased by his brother Ronald Gibson. He took pride in being a...
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Daniel Edward Marion

February 24, 1940 - March 25, 2017

Daniel Edward Marion, 77, of Matthews, NC, passed away March 25, 2017. Born February 24, 1940 in Montgomery, AL, he was the son of the late Frank and Urline Haynes Marion.Dan loved his job as a land surveyor/inspector, and continued to work until February 13 of this year when his health would no longer permit. He was a registered land surveyor in a number of states. Dan loved to travel, enjoyed...
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William Martin Hill

June 28, 1936 - March 24, 2017

William Martin Hill, Sr., a longtime resident of Midland passed away peacefully on March 24, 2017 at Clear Creek Nursing Home and Rehab.Martin was born on June 28, 1936 in Atlanta, GA.He was drafted into the Army and stationed at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD. He was Captain of the rifle team and was a top marksman, winning many awards.Following his service to his country he attended Charlotte...
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Alana Carol Home

October 19, 1966 - March 19, 2017


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Francis Marion Weatherly

May 3, 1935 - March 19, 2017

Francis (Bill) Weatherly, 81, of Mint Hill, North Carolina, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017. He was the son of the late Francis J. Weatherly and Beatrice James Weatherly, and grew up in Darlington, South Carolina.He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Betty Morris Weatherly; and his three children, Lynn Stephens of Mint Hill, North Carolina, Kay Newberry (Bobby) of Macon, Georgia, and John...
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James Lloyd Connell

December 20, 1928 - March 18, 2017

James Lloyd Connell, 88, entered his eternal home with his Lord and Savior on March 18, 2017. He died peacefully surrounded by his loving family after complications from diabetes. He was the son of the late David Arthur Connell and the late Sarah Mae Bostic Connell and the devoted husband of his loving wife Betty Scott Thompson Connell for 69 years. He grew up on Connell Road in Mint Hill, NC,...
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Kirby Dean Dellinger

July 6, 1942 - March 17, 2017

Kirby, of Mint Hill, NC, passed away Friday evening, March 17, 2017 at Clear Creek Rehabilitation Center after a challenging fight with multiple cancers.Kirby, born on July 6, 1942 in Cherryville, NC, was the sixth child of the late Yates Webb Dellinger and Maude Upton Dellinger. He was also predeceased by his siblings, Yates Webb Dellinger Jr., Sue Lawing, Fran Dellinger, Charles Dellinger and...
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Matthew Christensen Kight

June 4, 1992 - March 12, 2017

Matthew Christensen "Matt" Kight, of Charlotte, North Carolina, passed away March 12, 2017. He was 24 years old.Born June 4, 1992 in Charlotte, North Carolina, Matt was the son of John Bradley Kight and Ann Ferguson Wilson. He was a 2010 graduate of Butler High School and 2015 graduate of East Carolina University, where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Economics and...
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Elizabeth M. Barradale

November 17, 1936 - March 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Service - Mint Hill Chapel, Mint Hill, NC.
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Jerry Lee Whitley

February 21, 1945 - March 11, 2017

Jerry Lee Whitley, age 72, passed away suddenly on Saturday, March 11, 2017.He was born on February 21, 1945 in Ablemarle, NC to the late Fletcher Lee and Nina Smith Whitley.Jerry worked in commercial printing for over 45 years, most recently as an Account Executive. He never met a stranger; he always had a story or joke to tell, most of the time both. Jerry was a current serving elder in his...
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Florence Sutton Mullen

January 22, 1939 - March 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Service - Mint Hill Chapel, Mint Hill, NC.
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William Raymond McLester

July 17, 1939 - March 4, 2017

William Raymond "Ray" McLester, 77, of Harrisburg, North Carolina, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 4, 2017.Ray is survived by his wife, Carol; daughters, Cindy Sorrells and husband, Stephen, and Amy Sloop and husband, Mike; stepdaughter, Cindy Kekipi; grandchildren, Michael and wife, Taylor, Jennifer, Megan and husband, Nick, Daniel and Tiffany.Ray retired from ADT Security...
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Alfred Piercy

November 20, 1926 - March 4, 2017

Alfred "Bud" Piercy, 90, of Mint Hill, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017. Bud is preceded in death by his wife Sadie Piercy (Granny). He was a proud Army veteran, and a retiree from Bowman Trucking Company. He grew up in a large family of nine children. Bud is survived by his brother, Guy Piercy; daughters, Frances Wilson (Hunter) of Mint Hill and Johnny Morris of Charlotte; many...
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June Williams Alkire

October 1, 1927 - March 1, 2017

June Rose Williams Alkire, of Charlotte, North Carolina, went peacefully to be with the Lord on March 1, 2017.Originally of Princeton, West Virginia, June was the 5th child of Fred and Viola Williams and graduated with the Peterstown High School class of 1946. She began working at Celanese Fibers as a teenager and continued with them for about 20 years. A fashion show model and charismatic young...
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Peggy C. Miller

October 25, 1931 - March 1, 2017

On March 1, 2017, Peggy Caldwell Miller, 85, or Charlotte, NC passed away. Born in Iredell County on October 25, 1931, Peggy was the daughter of David Caldwell and Mary Rice Caldwell. Affectionately called "MeMe," Peggy was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church where she loved her Sunday school class. Peggy was preceded in death by her husband...
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Tallulah B. Sisk

February 13, 1921 - February 25, 2017

Tallulah Bruce Sisk, 96, passed away February 25, 2017. She was a devoted wife and mother.Tallulah loved the Lord, and she served Him all of her life. She would always do anything to help someone in need. Her passions included gardening, feeding the birds, and listening to them sing. She is survived by her sons, Larry and Alan; grandson, Michael and great-grandson Ethan.A graveside service...
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Richard Max Edwards

October 7, 1957 - February 25, 2017

Richard Max Edwards, age 59, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, February 25, 2017 in Durham, NC. He was born on October 7, 1957 in Charlotte, NC and graduated from East Mecklenburg High School in 1975. Richard worked with his extended family, Clariant, for 19 years in Logistics. He enjoyed all sports and taking trips to the beach with Julie. His number one priority was...
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Sarah W. Deese

February 2, 1931 - February 21, 2017

Sarah Serenia Wentz Deese, 86, of Charlotte departed this earth to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Peak Resources on Central Avenue. She had been in declining health due to severe osteoporosis and kidney disease.Mrs. Deese was born in Charlotte on February 2, 1931. She was the daughter of the late Edgar Jackson Wentz and Laura Lamby Dover Wentz. She graduated...
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Frank J. Brodowski

November 4, 1919 - February 20, 2017

Frank Joseph Brodowski, 97, died peacefully on February 20th, 2017, at Royal Park Rehabilitation & Health Center of Matthews, North Carolina. A native of Goshen, New York, he was a son of the late Joseph and Stella Malinowski Brodowski.An U.S. Air Force veteran, Frank managed his own auto repair business for years in upstate New York, where he was issued an award for Automotive Service...
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Anna L. Grams

June 3, 1943 - February 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Service - Mint Hill Chapel, Mint Hill, NC.
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Kenneth Andrew Johnson

March 23, 1937 - February 18, 2017

Kenneth Andrew (Mop) Johnson, 79, of Rock Hill, passed away peacefully February 18, 2017 at Tucker Hospice House in Kannapolis.He was born March 23, 1937 in York, SC to the late Sidney Black Johnson and Flossie Pruett Johnson. He was the husband to the late Geraldine Johnson for almost 30 years.In addition to his wife and parents, Ken was preceded in death by his brother, Stan Johnson; son, Tony...
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