Charlotte Observer Obituaries

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June 21, 2018

Hazeline Ervin Funderburk Blocker

Hazeline Ervin Funderburk Blocker

Charlotte, NC

Hazel retired from a 30 year career with the Charlotte Fire Department, she was educated in the Charlotte Mecklenburg School system and at Spellman in Atlanta, Georgia.She was the daughter of the late Hazel L. Ervin and Marcille Kilgore Griffen. She was married to James...

June Burnette Cathey

June Burnette Cathey

Stanley, NC

June Burnette Brumley Cathey passed into the presence of her Savior, Jesus Christ, on June 17, 2018 at Stanley Total Living Center. Born February 24, 1932 to the late Norine Warren and Jennis (Jack) Burnette in Charlotte. She was a graduate of Harding High School where she was...

Thomas Allen Ferrell

Thomas Allen Ferrell

Middleburg, FL

Thomas Allen Ferrell, 80, passed away on Saturday evening, June 16, at Baptist Medical Center South, Jacksonville, Florida. Tom spent his life working with people from all walks of life and he had the gift of seeing the good in and liking and appreciating everyone. As a young...

Iolyn Lamoyne "Hank" Hinkle

Iolyn Lamoyne "Hank" Hinkle

Matthews, NC

Iolyn Lamoyne Hinkle, known to friends as "Hank", passed away on June 14, 2018, at the age of 68. Iolyn's name was based on the first letter of his five great aunts names and he shared the name with uncle Iolyn. He was born on July 11, 1949 and as he liked to say 7/11, always...

Charles Leon James

Charles Leon James

Charlotte, NC

Funeral Services will be June 23, 2018 at 12PM, Visitation will be 11AM at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC. Interment will follow at York Memorial Park. He leaves to cherish Brothers: Chaplin Sylvester James, Sr., Johnny (Patricia) James, Sisters: Alice Glenn, Lottie...

Keisha C. Martin

Keisha C. Martin

Charlotte, NC

Mrs. Keisha C. Martin, 44 of Charlotte passed away on June 13, 2018. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 22, 2018 at Grier Memorial Chapel. Visitation will begin at 12 noon until 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens. Grier Funeral...

Sylvia Marlene Thames

Sylvia Marlene Thames

Mount Holly, NC

Sylvia Marlene Thames, 63 passed away June 15, 2018. She was born in Lincoln County, W. VA on August 8, 1954 to the late Walter and Ella (Gullion) Adkins. A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Paw Creek Presbyterian Church, 7400 Mount...

Montague M. Wilson

Montague M. Wilson

Charlotte, NC

Montague M. Wilson age 41 passed away on June 10, 2018. A Celebration of life will be held 1pm, visitation 12pm Saturday at St. Mark AME Zion Church 605 Johnston Dr., Pineville, NC. Rosadale Funeral and Cremation/Rosa-W.L. Truesdale Memorial Chapel 3641 Central Ave. is serving...

June 20, 2018

Gary Dale Benfield

Gary Dale Benfield

Charlotte, NC

Gary Dale Benfield joined his heavenly Father in glory on Saturday June 16, 2018. He was born in Charlotte on August 30,1948 to Jack and Eula. He is survived by his beloved wife Ellen, son David, daughters Susan Calebro (Jonathan ) and Jessica Sutton; grandchildren...

Dan G. Broach

Dan G. Broach

Charlotte, NC

Dan G. Broach, 97, passed away on June 18, 2018 in Charlotte, NC. He served 30 years in the US Armed Forces - a combination 10 years active US Army & 20 years in the SC & NC National Guard. His final military assignment prior to his retirement in 1969 was commander of the 3rd...

James Alexander Davis

James Alexander Davis

Charlotte, NC

James Alexander Davis, born 9-12-1932, son of John and Bertha Davis of Union county, died on June 17, 2018. He was predeceased by his parents and sisters Sarah Simpson and Ruth Stegall. He is survived by wife Phyllis, brother Ed Davis of Monroe and sister Doris Haigler of...

Charles Edgar Dobbin Sr.

Charles Edgar Dobbin Sr.

Lenoir, NC

Charles E. Dobbin, Sr., of Lenoir, NC, died June 15, 2018. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. at St. James Episcopal Church, 806 College Ave, SW, Lenoir. A reception will be held afterwards in the Parish Hall. www.greer-mcelveenfuneralhome.com

Mildred Taylor Hartis

Mildred Taylor Hartis

Charlotte, NC

Mildred Taylor Hartis, 95 of Charlotte, passed away on June 18, 2018 at home. She was born on December 9, 1922 to the late Raymond Albert Taylor and Vera Shelby (McCall). Mrs. Hartis was a proud veteran of the Navy serving as a Nurse Apprentice during World War II. Mildred...

Edward James Jr.

Edward James Jr.

Charlotte, NC

The Home Going Celebration for Mr. Edward James, Jr. will be held on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Greater Fellowship Missionary, 2422 Ashley Rd. The visitation will begin at 1:00pm with the service following at 2:00pm. A.E. Grier & Sons is serving the family.

Bayne Wesley Lefler Jr.

Bayne Wesley Lefler Jr.

Concord, NC

Bayne Wesley Lefler, Jr. passed away peacefully Saturday, June 16, 2018 surrounded by his loving wife and daughters. A celebration of his life will be held Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Cold Springs United Methodist Church, 2550 Cold Springs Road East, Concord. A private...

Judith "Judie" Radovanic (Ivey)

Judith "Judie" Radovanic (Ivey)

Charlotte, NC

Judith "Judie" Radovanic (Ivey) was born in Cleveland, Ohio on August 11, 1957 and she left us to join our Heavenly Father on June 15, 2018. A visitation service will be held from 6:30 - 8:30 pm Friday, June 22, 2018 at J.B. Tallent Funeral Service. A Mass of Christian Burial...

John Ervin Rice Sr.

John Ervin Rice Sr.

Kannapolis, NC

John Ervin Rice Sr. (November 28, 1947- June 18, 2018) After a courageous and hard-fought battle with cancer, John Ervin Rice, found peace and rest in the arms of Jesus. Born on November 28, 1947 to the late Felix Jiles and Virgina Deaton Rice, he was tenth of thirteen...

Nathan Richie

Nathan Richie

Charlotte, NC

Nathan Richie lost his life suddenly Saturday, June 16, 2018. He was the victim of a collision while riding his motorcycle in Lancaster County, on his way to join his father-in-law for breakfast. Nathan was born September 13, 1964, in St. Louis, Missouri. He is the son of...

Edgar Thomas

Edgar Thomas

Mint Hill, NC

Edgar Thomas, of Mint Hill, NC, passed away at Carrington Place Rehab & Living Center on Saturday, June 16, 2018, after a long illness. Mr. Ed was born May 1, 1935 in Garden City, Alabama, and was the son of the late Richard and Minnie Thomas. He served for five years in the...

Jillian Nicole White

Jillian Nicole White

Indian Trail, NC

Jillian Nicole White, 26, daughter of Kurt and Donna White, of Indian Trail, passed away on June 18, 2018. Visitation will be on Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM at Heritage Funeral Home, Weddington Chapel. A full obituary and online guestbook is available at...

Victoria Copses "Vicky" Yahnis

Victoria Copses "Vicky" Yahnis

Florence, NC

Victoria "Vicky" Copses Yahnis fell asleep in the Lord on June 18, 2018, following a brief but courageous fight with cancer. Vicky was born in Toronto, Canada on August 12, 1932 to Peter James and Beatrice Copses. She moved to Charlotte, North Carolina in 1947, where she...

June 19, 2018

Miriam Jones Eldridge

Miriam Jones Eldridge

Charlotte, NC

Mrs. Eldridge, 93, passed away on June 16, 2018 at Bermuda Village in Bermuda Run, NC. She was born on January 4, 1925 in Asheville, NC, a daughter of David and Lucille Tart Jones. Miriam and Gordon George Eldridge were married in 1947 and owned and operated Avondale Pharmacy...

Aaron Flowe Ferguson

Aaron Flowe Ferguson

Mint Hill, NC

Aaron Flowe Ferguson passed away Friday, June 8, 2018, at his home. He was 93 years old. Born March 12, 1925, in Mint Hill, NC, Mr. Ferguson was the fourth of seven children born to the late Ira Vance Ferguson and Esther Eugenia Flowe, and was the last surviving child of all...

Ralph Lee Forbis

Ralph Lee Forbis

Mt. Holly, NC

Ralph Lee Forbis, age 82, went home with the Lord to meet Jesus and his beloved Ferne on Saturday June 16, 2018. Funeral services will be at Garden Memorial Presbyterian Church 2324 Sam Wilson Rd, Charlotte NC 28208 on Tuesday, June 19th. Visitation will start at 11:00 AM...

Susie Marshall Jarvis

Susie Marshall Jarvis

Charlotte, NC

Susie Marshall Jarvis died on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at home surrounded by family. Mrs. Jarvis was born in Middletown, NC, the daughter of the late Thomas B. Marshall and Gladys Gibbs Marshall. She graduated from ECU with a degree in secondary education. Mrs. Jarvis retired...

Chong Kil Lee

Chong Kil Lee

Mint Hill, NC

Chong Kil Lee, age 96, peacefully passed away on June 15, 2018, surrounded by her beloved family in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. Hae Rim and Dr. Kwan Young Kim; granddaughters, Dr. Sandra Kim and Dr. Susan Kim. Mrs. Lee was...

Fotini Christoforou Wingate

Fotini Christoforou Wingate

Huntersville, NC

Fotini Christoforou Wingate, 79, of Huntersville, NC, passed away Saturday, the 16th of June 2018 at Carillon Assisted Living. She was born the 9th of September 1938 in Greece and had worked most of her life as a hairdresser in Charlotte. Friends will gather at 11:00 AM to...

June 18, 2018

Sally Lee Manes (Swanberg)

Sally Lee Manes (Swanberg)

Tega Cay, NC

Sally Swanberg Manes, 62, passed away on Friday June 15th 2018. She was born on October 30, 1955 in Syracuse New York. She later followed her family and relocated to Charlotte in 1978. Sally worked for Standard Register for 35 years while receiving many awards and retired at...

Henrietta Cook Maness (Patrick)

Henrietta Cook Maness (Patrick)

Charlotte, NC

Henrietta Patrick Cook Maness, age 95, passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018, at Brookdale Charlotte East. She was born August 21, 1922, in Meridian, Mississippi to the late Joseph Roy and Effie (Patricia) Morgan Patrick. She lived most of her life in Charlotte. In 1941,...

Helena Rebecca McClure

Helena Rebecca McClure

Charlotte, NC

Helena Rebecca McClure peacefully transitioned from labor to reward on June 15, 2018. She was born on December 18, 1944 in Belmont, North Carolina to the late Mr. William McClure, Sr. and Mrs. Edna Reid McClure. Angels awaiting her entrance in Heaven are siblings William...

June 17, 2018

Clyde Robert Angley

Clyde Robert Angley

Gastonia, NC

Clyde Robert Angley, 88, passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2018. Mr. Angley was born on January 6, 1930 in Troutman, NC to the late Julius Robert Angley and Fannie Waugh Angley. Mr. Angley was the retired owner and operator of Clyde's Heating and Air Conditioning. Prior to...

Willie Way Culp (Sellers)

Willie Way Culp (Sellers)

Akron, NC

Willie Way Sellers Culp, 88, formerly of Gastonia, died peacefully in her sleep on the morning of June 10 at Rockynol Retirement Community in Akron, Ohio. Although her physical health had been good, she had suffered from dementia for a number of years. She faced this illness...

Marolyn J. Efird

Marolyn J. Efird

Wadesboro, NC

Marolyn J. Efird, age 73, passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Arlington Baptist Church Cemetery, 9801 Arlington Church Road, Mint Hill, NC 28227. The family will receive friends following the...

John C. Ellsworth

John C. Ellsworth

Fayetteville, NC

John C. Ellsworth, 90, of Fayetteville, NC passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Aldersgate Retirement Community in Charlotte. Born on February 26, 1928, he was a graduate of Holy Cross High School in New Orleans, LA, and Duke University. He served in the Army's Second...

Robert Barry Forrester

Robert Barry Forrester

Monroe, NC

Mr. Forrester, 81, passed away on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2018; a short eleven months after the passing of his beloved wife Barbara. He was born July 6,1936 in Montgomery County, PA to the late Walter and Margaret Geoghan Forrester. Barry is survived by his children...

Maxie Pearl Geer (Lewis)

Maxie Pearl Geer (Lewis)

Charlotte, NC

Maxie Pearl Lewis Geer, age 92, passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. She was born June 18, 1925 to the late Charles Lewis and Minnie Lewis in Watagua County, NC. Maxie is survived by her husband of 72 years, James Austin Geer; her daughters, Nancy Labazzetta (Paul), Vicki...

Pierre Walter Martimbeau

Pierre Walter Martimbeau

Charlotte, NC

Dr. Pierre Martimbeau passed away at his home on June 11, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 28, 1942, in Montreal, Canada, son of Dr. Emile and Eglantine Martimbeau. Dr. Martimbeau received his medical degree from the Universite de Montreal, Quebec,...

Elizabeth Moore

Elizabeth Moore

Charlotte, NC

Elizabeth "Liz" Darnall Coulter Moore died Thursday June 14, 2018 at the age of 74 in her home at Sharon Towers, Charlotte. Born July 17, 1943 in Roanoke, Virginia to Murray Keedick Coulter Sr. and Mary Anne Snyder Coulter, Liz was always adventurous and curious, traits that...

Sharon Anne "Sherry" Olson

Sharon Anne "Sherry" Olson

Charlotte, NC

Sharon Anne Olson ("Sherry" and "O") of Charlotte, NC died unexpectedly at the age of 77 on Friday June 1, 2018. She was born in Clinton, Iowa on February 10, 1941 to the late Kenneth DeBarr and Marvel McMahon Debarr. Sherry leaves behind to carry on life's memorable moments,...

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J. Daniel White Jr.

J. Daniel White Jr.

Matthews, NC

J. Daniel White, Jr., a Guru in the original sense of the word, departed this world unexpectedly after a brief illness on June 12, 2018. Dan, a revered professor of religious studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, lived for his students and his family....

June 16, 2018

Shirley A. Foster (Carswell)

Shirley A. Foster (Carswell)

Albemarle, NC

Shirley Ann Carswell Foster, 82, of Albemarle passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Bethany Woods. Her memorial service will be 3 PM Monday, June 18, 2018 at Pennsylvania Ave. Baptist Church in Kannapolis with Rev. Don Burleyson officiating. The family will receive friends...

Dorothy Hollis "Dot" Kalaidjian

Dorothy Hollis "Dot" Kalaidjian

Greensboro, NC

Dorothy "Dot" Hollis Kalaidjian, 95, passed away on June 12, 2018 at the Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital. Dot was born on October 10, 1922 in Chalybeate, Mississippi, daughter to the late William Hollis and Ellen McCarly Hollis. She graduated from Belhaven College in Jackson,...

Doris Smith

Doris Smith

Robbinsville, NC

Doris Bentley Davis Smith age 87, of Robbinsville, NC passed away peacefully on Sunday June 10, 2018. Born September 19, 1930 in Lenoir, NC, she was the youngest child of the late Everett and Annie Baird Bentley. She graduated from Kings Creek High School in Lenoir, NC and...

James Stewart "Stu" Wilson

James Stewart "Stu" Wilson

Waxhaw, NC

James Stewart Wilson, age 78, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at home. He was born November 20, 1939, in Raleigh, NC to Archie and Jetta Wilson. He was a 1958 graduate of Millbrook High School. Stewart married Linda Dean Wilson on December 31, 1966. He...

June 15, 2018

Willie Franklin Baker

Willie Franklin Baker

Charlotte, SC

W. Frank Baker, 85 of Charlotte, met Jesus and his precious wife, "Margie" of 64 years, on Mon., June, 11. Services will be held at 11 am, Saturday, June 16, at Oak Ridge Baptist Church, Kershaw. The family will receive friends beginning at 10 am at the church. He was born,...

Shirley Louise Harrison (Faracchio)

Shirley Louise Harrison (Faracchio)

Charlotte, NC

Shirley Louise Harrison died at her home in Charlotte, surrounded by the love of her large family on the evening of June 12, 2018. Shirley was born in Washington DC on May 14, 1936 to Joseph and Naoma Faracchio. She is the loving mother of Sylvia (Jimmy) Marks, Louis (Paula)...

Virginia Hawfield (Slagle)

Virginia Hawfield (Slagle)

Charlotte, NC

Virginia Slagle Hawfield, 99, of Waxhaw, NC, passed away on June 12, 2018 from complications from pneumonia. She was born on February 27, 1919 in Ledger, NC. Her parents were Charles Luther Slagle and Martha Elizabeth Gouge Slagle. Virginia's father was a rural mail courier...

Gannel Hicklen

Gannel Hicklen

Charlotte, NC

The Home Going Service for Ms. Gannel Hicklen will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Silver Mount Baptist Church, 501 W. Arrowood Rd. The visitation will begin at 12 noon with the service following at 1:00pm. A.E Grier & Sons is serving the family.

Mary Lee Huntley

Mary Lee Huntley

Charlotte, NC

Mrs. Mary Lee Huntley, 86 of Charlotte, passed away on June 12, 2018 at Tucker Hospice House. Funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Burial will follow at Oaklawn...

Robert Lee Whitley

Robert Lee Whitley

Cornelius, NC

Mr. Robert Lee Whitley, Jr., 37, passed away June 8, 2018. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 1:oo p.m. at Chapel Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Huntersville, NC. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. W.H. Bryant, A.E. Grier & Sons Funeral Home...

June 14, 2018

Andrea Johnson (Harrison)

Andrea Johnson (Harrison)

Charlotte, NC

Andrea Harrison-Johnson age 50 passed away on June 7, 2018. A Celebration of Life will be held 1pm, visitation 12pm Saturday at Rosadale Funeral Parlor 3641 Central Ave. Rosadale Funeral and Cremation/Rosa-W.L. Memorial Chapel, Central Ave. is serving the Harrison-Johnson...

Frances S. Rogers

Frances S. Rogers

Matthews, NC

Frances Stevens Rogers, 94, of Matthews passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. She was born in Union County, one of nine daughters and six sons of Henry Banks and Mary Kimbrell Stephens of Weddington. A visitation will be held on Friday, June 15 at 10:00 am at Weddington...

Ann Beatrice Swafford (Baird)

Ann Beatrice Swafford (Baird)

Lancaster, NC

Ann Beatrice Baird Swafford, 84, of Lancaster, SC, died June 11, 2018, in Lancaster. Survivors include her brothers: Ancil Baird of Seneca, South Carolina, and Richard (Helen) Kelley Baird of Marshall, TX; stepchildren: Carl (wife Cyndi) Swafford of Stallings, NC, Larry...

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