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Mabe, Jack Wayne - Sherrills Ford  
Jack Wayne Mabe, 82, died early Friday morning, June 24, 2016 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 7, 1934, in Stokes County to Leff B. and Minnie Glidewell Mabe. Jack was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. Jack was employed with RJR- Archer for several years before opening and running, Wildlife Woods Campgrounds on Lake Norman In addition to his parents, Jack is preceded in death by 2 sisters; Arvie Boone and Lourene Wolfington, 4 brothers, Robert, Maxie, Cray and Bill Mabe. A 2:00 pm funeral service will be held Monday, June 27, 2016 at Bethel Baptist Church with Pastor Keith Heitman officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years: Ann Marlow Mabe of the home, 2 sons; Chris Mabe of Germanton and Kent Mabe of Pinnacle, 2 stepchildren; Deborah Black of Newton and Tim Laney of Charlotte; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 1:00-1:45pm Monday, June 27, 2016 at Bethel Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to American Lung Association, P.O. Box 7000 Albert Lea, MN 56007. Online condolences may be offered at www.burroughsfuneralhome.com . Burroughs Funeral Home in Walnut Cove is serving the Mabe family.
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Published in Charlotte Observer on June 26, 2016
Maiorano, Anthony "Tony" - Charlotte  
Another of the Greatest Generation is gone. Mr. Maiorano, 94, passed on May 21, 2016. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Catherine (Kitty). Born in Nyack NY in 1922, Tony was a child of the Depression. He enlisted in the Navy in 1940 and was stationed at Pearl Harbor before the war. Tony quickly rose to the rank Chief Petty Officer and Chief Radio Operator. He served with distinction in the Pacific Theater aboard the USS Concord, USS Granville, and finally the USS North Carolina. He participated in every major Pacific engagement from 1944-1945, was highly decorated and earned four battle stars as well as the Navy good conduct metal. After the war he married his beloved Catherine and worked his way up to Postmaster prior to his retirement to Florida, where he enjoyed many years of playing golf. Tony was also a HAM radio operator for most of his life with the call letters W2EHZ. He and his wife moved to Charlotte in 1989 to be close to their sons and their families. He is survived by a sister, Rose Brophy of Albany NY, two sons, Sal Maiorano (Jona) of Charlotte, NC, and Lee Maiorano (Peggy) of Davidson, NC; four granddaughters, Toni Cornelius (John) of Wilmington, NC, Alison Maiorano of San Francisco, CA, Christa Maiorano and Kelsey Maiorano of Davidson, NC, and three great grandchildren, John, Cate, and Jane Cornelius. The family extends heartfelt thanks to the staff of The Laurels of Pineville, for their care of Tony during his final years. We would also like to thank the Carolinas Palliative Care and Hospice Network for all their love and care to insure his passing was peaceful. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Carolinas Palliative Care and Hospice Network. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11am Friday, July 1st at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Charlotte. Weight anchor Tony, there's a fair wind. Set a course and head for home. Arrangements are in the care of Heritage Funeral Home, Weddington Chapel. Please visit www.heritagecares.com to leave online condolences.
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Published in Charlotte Observer on June 28, 2016
Maness, Virginia Wright - Polkton  
Mrs. Virginia Elizabeth Wright Maness, 84, died peacefully Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at Ambassador Health and Rehab in Wadesboro. Funeral services will be 10:00am Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Oakdale Baptist Church with Rev. Arnold Jackson officiating. Interment will follow in Griffin Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 7:00pm until 8:30pm Friday, June 24, 2016 at Leavitt Funeral Home, Wadesboro. Virginia was born May 14, 1932 in Anson County, NC a daughter of the late Theo Clarence Wright and the late Ora Thelma Austin Wright. She was a graduate of Polkton High School and a 1953 graduate of Wake Forest Baptist Hospital School of Nursing. She was a member of Oakdale Baptist Church and was a registered nurse, having retired with more than 25 years of service at Anson County Hospital. Surviving are her daughters, Barbara Bunn of Indian Trail, Cathy Basham of N. Myrtle Beach, SC, Amy Cipau and husband, Gabriel of Raleigh and Gay Maness and husband, Mike Ignelzi of Greensboro; her grandchildren, Brooke and Claudia Basham of N. Myrtle Beach, SC and Virginia and Atticus Ignelzi both of Greensboro; her brother and sisters, Bob Wright of Waycross, GA, Ann Moses of Nashville, TN and Linda Harrington of Polkton and her many nieces and nephews and their families. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Benjamin Maness, a son-in-law, and 8 siblings. Virginia's family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the in-home caregivers, to both Hospice of Union County and Richmond County Hospice and Ambassador Health and Rehab for the loving and respectful care given to her. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Richmond County Hospice, 1119 US-1, Rockingham, NC 28379 or to Hospice of Union County, 700 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, NC 28110. The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.leavittfh.com
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Published in Charlotte Observer from June 23 to June 24, 2016
Martin, Fred - Henrico  
Fred Martin August 6 1941 - June 18, 2016 HENRICO, VA - Frederick William Martin, 74, of Henrico, Virginia, died Saturday, June 18, 2016, after a short battle against an aggressive cancer. He was born August 6, 1941 in Charlotte, NC to Harold and Ruth Martin. He is survived by Carol his wife of 52 and a half years, son Jeff, daughter Amanda, son-in-law Shawn Waxenfelter, grandchildren Austin and Avery; brother Ed Martin, wife Barbara of Matthews, NC; brother Ken Martin of Florida. Fred graduated East Mecklenburg High School and UNC-Charlotte. He and Carol were ultimate partners in their lives and will remain so forever. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2016, at Tuckahoe Presbyterian Church in Richmond. Memorial gifts may be made to Tuckahoe Presbyterian Church, 7000 Park Avenue, Richmond VA 23226.
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Published in Charlotte Observer on June 23, 2016
Martin, William Carl - Concord  
William Carl Martin 85 of Concord, North Carolina passed peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. He served in the United States Marine Corps and is a veteran of the Korean War. He attended Exeter High School in Exeter, California. Studied Systems & Control Engineering at Fresno State U., UCLA, UCI and had his PhD in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. Retired from IBM where he holds a minimum of 7 patents for his designs and taught at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC; Barber Scotia University in Concord, NC and was an Information Systems Instructor at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) from which he also retired. He taught himself to play the guitar when he was a young boy and could play classical, flamenco, Mississippi Blues and many other styles. He later taught himself to play Claw Hammer Banjo. He was interested in the preservation of "old timey" folk music and has a Youtube channel "banjodr1"which is dedicated to that preservation. He also wrote and posted several of his own songs. He is survived by his wife Helen Kagy Martin whom he met when she was 12 years old, stating "She's the most beautiful girl I've ever seen!" They went on their first "chaperoned" date when she was 14 and they later married on December 24, 1951 and have loved one another ever since. He is also survived by his remaining children, Lorrie Roper of Petersburg, VA, William Martin and wife Pattie of Locust, NC and Larry Martin of Concord, NC as well as his grandchildren, great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins; as well as Bill and Dorit Kagy whom he loved very much. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 AM - Tuesday (June 28) at the VA National Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites conducted by the US Marines. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army of the givers choice. We want to thank everyone at Pruitt Healthcare in Harrisburg, NC and Pruitt Hospice for their kindness and dedication to my father and our family. Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Martin family. Online condolences may be made at www.summersettfuneralhome.com .
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Published in Charlotte Observer on June 23, 2016
McCollum, Debra "Debbie" - Monroe  
Debra Denise "Debbie" McCollum, 61, died suddenly Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at Carolinas Health Care in Pineville. Debbie was born November 23, 1954 in Union County, daughter of Louise T. McCollum and the late Bill W. McCollum who died in 1992. Debbie has worked her entire adult life, beginning as a teenager in the banking industry for 44 years, presently with BB&T in Charlotte. Visitation will be Thursday, June 23, 2016 at the McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe beginning at 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Services to celebrate Debbie's life will be Friday, June 24, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. in the McEwen Colonial Chapel. Interment will follow in Lakeland Memorial Park. Survivors include her Mother, Louise T. McCollum of the home, siblings; Donna M. Cuthbertson (Tommy), Ronnie W. McCollum and Mark E. McCollum (Robin) all of Monroe, nieces and nephews; Leann Gerfen (Josh), Della Cuthbertson, Emmy McCollum, Callie McCollum, Zachary Cuthbertson and Daniel Armstrong. Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be sent to www.mcewenmonroechapel.com . McEwen Funeral and Cremation Service of Monroe is serving the family of Ms. McCollum.
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Published in Charlotte Observer on June 23, 2016
McQuaid, Helen Hojlo - Charlotte  
Helen McQuaid, 86, of Charlotte, passed peacefully at home on Friday, June 24, 2016. Mrs. McQuaid was born on September 13, 1929 in Boston, MA, daughter to the late Michael and Frances Hojlo, one of 10 children. She was preceded in death by her husband Matthew P. McQuaid and by her grandson Christopher Michael Daugherty and her seven siblings. Helen worked for many years as a Lab Manager in the biomedical field. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Helen was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church. Survivors include her daughters Deborah Proctor (Greg) of Jackson, MS and Roxanne Daugherty (Jeff) of Indian Trail; grandchildren Greer, James, John and Lucas; great-grandson James; siblings Paul Hojlo of Asterville, Mass and Larry Hojlo of Wayland, Mass; and her sweet Yorkie Terrier Muffin. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at St. Ann Catholic Church at 11:00AM with Reverend Timothy S. Reid, Celebrant. The family will receive friends from 10AM until 10:45AM prior to the funeral Mass. Interment will follow the service at Forest Lawn East Cemetery in Weddington with Reverend Timothy S. Reid officiating and the Reverend Greg Proctor assisting at the graveside. The family would like to thank caregiver and friend Kathy Hough for all the wonderful care given to Helen. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to St. Ann Catholic Church, 3635 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209 or to Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, 1420 East Seventh Street, Charlotte, NC 28204. An online guestbook is available at www.heritagecares.com and provided by Heritage Funeral Home, Weddington Chapel.
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Published in Charlotte Observer on June 28, 2016
Miller, James Henry - Charlotte  
James Henry Miller, 75, passed away on Monday June 13, 2016. A funeral service will be held on Thursday June 23, 2016, 1:00pm, at South End Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends thirty minutes prior to the service. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Boston's Mortuary.
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Published in Charlotte Observer on June 22, 2016
Mingo Sr., Joe Louis - Kannapolis  
Joe Louis Mingo, Sr., 79, of Kingston Drive, Kannapolis, NC passed away Monday, June 20, at CMC - Northeast. He was born September 9, 1936 in Cabarrus County to the late Jerry Mingo and the late Nellie Johnson Mingo. Joe was a 1954 graduate of G. W. Carver High School and attended Shaw University Cape Center. He was formerly employed by Salisbury Rowan Community Council as a Case Manager. Joe was a member of First Baptist Church where he served as a Trustee and Layman. He was a member of the Rotary Club, Precinct Judge for the Cabarrus County Board of Elections, volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America and served on the Kannapolis City School Board over 23 years. Services will be on Saturday, June 25 at First Baptist Church in Kannapolis. Visitation will be 12:00 - 1:00 with funeral services at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Mingo. Those left to cherish fond memories include his wife, Frances R. Mingo of the home; two sons, Joe L. Mingo, Jr. (Adriane) of Charlotte and Jeffery Allen Mingo of Huntersville; two granddaughters, Alexis Victoria Mingo and Allyson Marie Mingo; two sisters, Elfrieta Brewer (John) of Charlotte and Blandene Thompson of Kannapolis; two brothers, Jerry Mingo (Aurelia) and Rev. Charles Mingo both of Kannapolis, and a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Clark Funeral Home is serving the Mingo Family.
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Published in Charlotte Observer on June 24, 2016
Mullen, Sandra Dell Little - Raleigh  
Sandra Dell Little Mullen, 76, of Raleigh passed on Saturday, June 25, 2016. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 29 at First Presbyterian Church, 300 Market Street, Cheraw, SC with visitation at 1 PM in the parlor followed by the funeral service at 2 PM in the sanctuary. A private committal service will be held at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Ms. Mullen was born on December 20, 1939 in Bennettsville, SC to the late George "Pete" Thomas Little and Mason Ingram Little. She was a graduate of Cheraw High School where she was the head drum majorette and participated in many extracurricular activities including the National Honor Society and the Speech and Debate Club where she won state championship in debating. Sandra earned a Bachelor's degree in Home Economics from Winthrop College and went on to earn a Master's degree in Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She taught high school home economics and business in her earlier years. She was a loving mother and grandmother who had a zest for life. She loved cooking, entertaining, and spending time with her family. Her loved ones will miss her spunkiness and spirit for fun and her grandchildren will miss their "Grandma San San". She lived life with laughter, love and courage. Survivors include her sister Dr. Delilah Little (William) Turpin of Raleigh, NC; daughter Lynn Mullen (Randy) Stephenson of Pittsboro, NC; son Michael David Mullen of Surprise, AZ; grandchildren Nathan and Marissa Stephenson; a nephew Dr. George Bradley (Kathleen) Turpin, and great-nephews Joshua and Isaac Turpin of Austin, TX. Memorials may be made to Habitat for Humanity or the charity of your choice. Kiser Funeral Home ( www.kiserfuneralhome.com ) of Cheraw, SC is serving the family.
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Published in Charlotte Observer on June 28, 2016
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