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Austin, Margaret - Charlotte  
Margaret Harrison Lafferty Austin CHARLOTTE - On March 23, 2015, Peggie passed gently from this life to the next, surrounded by her family. She was born December 12, 1919 in Roanoke Rapids, NC to John Henry and Margaret Stokes Harrison. Peggie moved to Charlotte in 1929, and graduated from Central High School in 1937. She attended Converse College, and graduated from Queens College in 1941. She was a founding member of the Wise and Otherwise Book Club while in high school. Peggie was a passionate bridge player, playing until the last month of her life. An active resident of Sharon Towers since 1995, she enjoyed line dancing, and served on the Residents Board. Peggie is predeceased by her husbands, John O. Lafferty, MD, married in 1944; Kenneth Austin, married in 1975; and PC Hull, Jr. DDS, married in 2010, at age 90. She is survived by three children, John O. Lafferty, Jr., (Peggy) of Lincolnton, NC, Henry H. Lafferty (Debbie) of Winston-Salem, NC, and Ann Lafferty Rathbun (Don) of San Antonio, TX; five grandchildren, Meghan Lafferty, Catherine Lafferty, Sarah Lafferty, Ellen Lafferty, and Lauren Rathbun; and her sister, Jeanne Harrison MacDonald (Charles) of Charlotte, NC. A service to celebrate her life will be held at 2 pm on Monday, March 30th, at Myers Park Presbyterian Church. The family will greet friends following the service. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to the Sharon Towers Residents Assistance Fund, 5100 Sharon Rd., Charlotte, NC, 28210. Online condolences may be offered at www.HarryandBryantFuneralHome.com .
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Published in Charlotte Observer from Mar. 26 to Mar. 29, 2015
Boyer, Sandra - Charlotte  
Sandra Page Boyer "Sue" CHARLOTTE - Sandra "Sue" Page Boyer, 76, of Charlotte, passed peacefully in her home Sunday, March 22, 2015. She was a vivacious person who loved her children, grandchildren and her dear friends. She loved life. She was an avid athlete throughout her entire life as well as an artist. She loved to travel to both local and international destinations. She loved going to the beach with a good book and a good friend. Anyone who remembers her will never forget that she had the most beautiful smile on the earth. She is preceded in death by her parents Carl Lee Page and Evelyn Hatley Page, her sisters Marlene Hamilton and Patsy Blalock, all of Albemarle. Sue is survived by her dear sister Pansy P. Hill of Badin, her children Lee McManus (wife Barbara) of Albemarle, Trish McManus Fizer (husband Randy) of Charlotte, Stuart McManus of Asheville and Erika Boyer of Charlotte. She is also survived by her grandchildren Drew McManus, Emma Long, Madeline McManus and Avery Boyer. There will be no formal service per Sue's request. She expressed her wishes for her children to spread her ashes in special or memorable places. To cite one of her favorite songs, we hope Mom is "sitting on the dock of the bay, watching the tide roll away". We will miss her dearly and always.
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Brown, Danny - Chattanooga  
Danny Lee Brown CHATTANOOGA, TN - Danny Lee Brown, 44, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on March 28, 2015. Danny was born in Lexington, North Carolina, the son of Martha Brown of Charlotte, NC and the late Charles Brown, Jr. In addition to his mother, Danny is survived by; brothers Johnny Brown of Huntersville, NC, Jimmy Brown (Norma) of Charlotte, NC, Randy Brown (Tonya) of Indian Trail, NC, Ricky Brown (Vanessa) of Albemarle, NC sisters Vicki Gray (Dan) of Chattanooga and Natasha Moore (James) of Matthews, NC; and many nieces and nephews. Danny never met a stranger and his ability to talk to everyone earned him numerous friends and acquaintances. An open visitation will be held March 30th, 2015, from 6-8 pm at Lowe-Neddo Funeral Home, 4715 Margaret Wallace Rd., Matthews, NC. Danny will be laid to rest beside his father at Sunset Memory Gardens in Charlotte, NC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the CHI Memorial Foundation, 2525 de Sales Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404 to help other cancer patients without resources. Please visit www.LoweNeddoFuneralHome.com to share memories and pictures. Peace to you son and brother. You had so much heart and courage. You took it this far, we've got it from here.
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Bumgarner, John - Charlotte  
John R. Bumgarner CHARLOTTE - John R. Bumgarner, 93, of Charlotte, NC, passed away in the early morning hours of March 27, 2015. He was born on April 28, 1921, to Elvin L. and Jessie Rudisill-Bumgarner in Tulsa, OK. A short time after John was born, his mother and twin brother passed away. As an infant, he along with his nine siblings were sent to live with their grandparents, John and Sallie Rudisill of Cherryville, NC. John graduated from Cherryville High School and attended Lenoir-Rhyne College. He married Dorothy Bolick on November 8, 1941, then served in the US Air Force Pacific Theatre. He spent forty five years in major appliance wholesale sales. He was Norge's number one National Distributor sales manager in 1974. He retired from Albright Distribution Company in 1986 and then took care of three elderly relatives in Hickory, NC for over ten years. John was a life-long Lutheran serving the church in many capacities which include, Head Shepherd Leader, Usher and meals in home for the bereaved. He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Charlotte for more than 50 years. He is survived by his daughter Susan B. Barker and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy B. Bumgarner. A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00am Monday, March 30, 2015, at Forest Lawn West Cemetery, Dr. Peter Brown officiating. Visitation will be held forty five minutes prior (10:00 to 10:45am) to the service at Forest Lawn West Funeral & Cremation Service. Online condolences may be placed at www.forestlawnwest.com . Arrangements are in the care of Forest Lawn West Funeral & Cremation Service, 4601 Freedom Dr., Charlotte, NC 28208.
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Carpenter, Kathryn - Charlotte  
Kathryn Myers Carpenter CHARLOTTE - Kathryn Myers Carpenter, 81, of Charlotte went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 27th, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. A native Charlottean, she was born on May 12th, 1933 to Walter and Bertha Myers. She graduated from Central High School and from Queens College, where she earned a B.S. degree in Elementary Education and was a member of the Alpha Delta Gamma Sorority. On June 2nd 1956, she married the love of her life Jimmy Carpenter, and they began their life together. As a Charlotte Mecklenburg School teacher for 23 years, Kathryn used her gift of teaching to nurture and enrich countless young lives. She especially loved her years of teaching at Hickory Grove Elementary, where fellow teachers also became lifelong friends. After her retirement, she was actively involved in The Hospitality House of Charlotte, where she received a 10 year service award. Kathryn was an active member of St. John's Baptist Church, and loved her church family. She especially enjoyed serving on the Care Committee and spending time with her "lunch bunch" group. For many years, Kathryn and her husband enjoyed traveling throughout the country with friends and Christian Tours. It was Kathryn's family however, that gave her the greatest joy. She was a dedicated and loving Christian wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was devoted to her family, and she loved spending time and making lifetime memories with them. Her grandsons were the joy of her life, and she loved them with all her heart. It wasn't just the "big" events in life that she shared with her family, because it was the "little" things in life that meant so much to her. Cooking, walking on the beach and reading were some of her favorite pastimes. "Can we spend the night grandma?" was probably her favorite question to be asked. Mom's sweet and gentle spirit and her extraordinary unselfishness will always be remembered and treasured. Mrs. Carpenter is survived by her beloved husband, Blair (Jimmy) Carpenter of 59 years, and daughter Karen Holland (husband Keith) of Charlotte. She is survived by grandsons Josh Holland (wife Beth) and Grant Holland of Charlotte, as well as great-grandsons Levi and Jed Holland of Charlotte. Mrs. Carpenter is survived by her brother Ed Myers (wife Linda) of Falls Church, Virginia, and two nephews and a niece. A celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015, at St. John's Baptist Church at 1 pm with Dr. Dennis Foust (St. John's Baptist) and Reverend Josh Holland (Pathway Church of Charlotte) officiating. Visitation will follow the service in the church fellowship hall. Memorials in Kathryn's honor may be made to Pathway Church of Charlotte, PO Box 11083, Charlotte, NC 28220 or Compassionate Care of Charlotte, 7118 Candlewyck Lane, Charlotte, NC 28226. Arrangements for the Carpenter family are in the care of Wilson Funeral and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be offered at www.wilsonfuneralservices.com .
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Published in Charlotte Observer on Mar. 29, 2015
Dugan, Gerald - Charlotte  
Gerald Dugan "Jerry" CHARLOTTE - Jerry didn't just walk through life. He grabbed life by the horns and rode it till the end. He worked hard, and he played even harder. Jerry loved the Jersey Shore, whether reading on the beach, running by the water, or bodysurfing in the breaking waves. Jerry loved being with his four boys, coaching their football teams, horseplaying around the house, teaching them to fight for what they believe in, and instilling in them that you're never too old to give your father a kiss on the lips (thanks for that, dad). More than anything, Jerry loved doting on his wife, Cathy, of more than fifty years - writing her love letters, giving her flowers ("just because"), and taking "his bride" out for Saturday dinners, which was always 'dinner and dancing' for her and 'surf 'n' turf and a few cold beers' for him. Family was everything to Jerry. Friends, too. His love never wavered. Jerry proudly served his country in the United Sates Marine Corps. "Keep the faith" was his shorthand for "Semper Fi." Jerry walked an audacious career path, working with Shell Oil Co. before trying his entrepreneurial hand at several small business ventures that took him and his family on adventures around the country. He ultimately settled in Charlotte, NC, where he enjoyed a long career with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Department. He retired in 1996, after an unfortunate accident that left him paralyzed. But that didn't lessen his love for life. Jerry was a parishioner at St. Ann's Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was active in every way. On Thursday, March 26, 2015, at the age of 74, Jerry left the life he loved to go home. Home to his son Shawn. Home to his mother, father, brothers and sister. Home to where he will now look over us all - showering us with his precious love for life. Jerry is survived by his wife Cathy; his sons: Keith and his wife Dawn, Jerry and his wife Jill, James and his wife Carolyn, and his daughter-in-law Cathy, whose beloved husband Shawn proceeds Jerry in passing. Jerry also leaves seven grandchildren: Elliott, Kate, Carly, Ryan, Patrick, Luke, and Morgan. And his three sisters: Lorraine, Peggy, and Kathleen. And then there are all those who have shown love and support during Jerry's paralysis. There are too many to list, but know the Dugan family is forever grateful. As Jerry would say, "Keep the faith." The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, March 30, 12:00 PM, at St. Ann's Catholic Church, 3635 Park Road, Charlotte, NC. Interment will follow at Sharon Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, 1420 East 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204. Arrangements are in the care of Hankins & Whittington Funeral Service; please share condolences online at www.hankinswhittington.com .
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Fugate, Thelma - Charlotte  
Thelma Roberson Fugate 1918-2015 CHARLOTTE - We are proud to celebrate the life of our mother, Thelma Roberson Fugate. She rose from modest beginnings to build a full, successful life. One of nine children, she was born in a log cabin in 1918 in Franklin County, Illinois, and grew up in Benton, Illinois. She attended Southern Illinois University-Carbondale at a time when very few women attended college and worked as a secretary to pay her way through school. After seeing the quality of her work, the SIU president asked her to work in his office. She graduated with honors in 1941 with a BA degree in education and human services. While at SIU, mother met Gerald Fugate. They married in 1941, six months before Pearl Harbor. Their happy marriage lasted 67 years until dad died in 2009. During World War II, mother moved around the U.S. with him and held a variety of office jobs to support the war effort. After the war, they settled in St. Louis where she was a superb homemaker and raised a happy family. Mother taught us that you should never stop learning. She worked as a substitute teacher, learned to use a computer, studied music and art, and enjoyed singing, playing the violin, and painting in oils. She was a skilled researcher who successfully traced her genealogy to the American Revolution and then to the signing of the Magna Charta in 1215. She was an active member of the Magna Charta Dames and the Webster Groves chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. In 1962 she and dad joined Ladue Chapel, where she taught Sunday school, volunteered as a deacon, and devoted time to numerous charities. The family appreciates the attentive care given to mother by Hospice and Pallative Health Care, Charlotte region, and the entire staff at the Stewart Health Center in Charlotte, NC, especially Lois Hand, Patricia Johnson, and Seana Robinson. She is survived by her four children: Nancy Fugate Nye and Bob Nye of Charlotte, NC; Warren Fugate and Eileen Kopchik of Pittsburgh, PA; Dennis Fugate of Godfrey, IL; and Alice Fugate and Steve LoGrasso of Chesterfield, MO; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials may be made in memory of Thelma Fugate to Beverly Farm at 6301 Humbert Road, Godfrey, IL 62035 or a charity of the donor's choice. Memorial service is at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 16, at Stewart Health Center/The Cypress, 6920 Marching Duck Drive, Charlotte, NC 28210.
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Hager, Daniel - Mooresville  
Daniel Franklin Hager "Danny" MOORESVILLE - Daniel "Danny" Franklin Hager, 64, of Mooresville, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2015, at the Sherrills Ford Hospice House following a period of declining health. He was born on January 4, 1951 in Iredell County, to "Nanny" Hazel Hager Shumaker and the late Luther Grier Hager. Danny was retired from Duke Energy and was a musician and artist. He was preceded in death by his sister, Brenda Hockenberry; and his brother, Marshall Hager. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 35 years, Cynthia "Cindy" Brewer Hager; children, Elisha Hager Allred and husband, Gil of Mooresville, Joshua Hager and wife, Summer of Charlotte; and grandchildren, Micah, Jillian and Mack Allred, and Adam Hager. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, March 31, at Williamson's Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Mark Pitts and Chaplain Rick Felts officiating. Burial of cremated remains will follow the service in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Catawba Regional Hospice, 7473 Sherrills Ford Rd., Sherrills Ford, NC 28673. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is serving the Hager family. Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com .
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Harper Sr., James - Concord  
James Francis Harper, Sr. CONCORD - James Francis Harper, Sr. 76, of Concord, passed away on March 25, 2015, in the arms of his wife and surrounded by their children. He was born on March 27, 1938, in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, son of the late John Harper and Delia Mary Harper. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Thomas P. Harper, John Harper and Joseph Harper. He was a graduate of West Philadelphia Catholic High School and Villanova University where he earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. He was an accomplished professional engineer whose work took him all around the world. He retired in 2003 from Seimens. He was a kind, gentle man who enjoyed photography, fishing, golf, and traveling. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and grandchildren. He is, was, and always will be our best friend. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary Martin Harper; his five children, Sheila Harper Lockard and husband, Jim; James Harper, Jr. and wife, Shelia; John Harper; Katie Harper Gainey and husband, Andy; and Maureen Harper Metzger and husband, Michael; 11 grandchildren, Mandy, Katie, Jamie, and Emily Lockard; Matthew Dowell and Victoria Harper; Jacob, Jeffrey, and Sarah Jane Gainey; and Jackson and Nicole Metzger; and three great-grandchildren, Autumn, Kaycee, and Riley; his brother, Geoffrey Harper and his wife, Debra. A funeral mass will be held on Monday, March 30, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 3800 Shamrock Dr., Charlotte, NC, 28215 or to Holy Angels, 6600 Wilkinson Blvd., Belmont, NC 28012. Condolences to the family may be offered at www.mcewenpinevillechapel.com .
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Kocak, James - Oak Ridge  
James Joseph Kocak "Joey" OAK RIDGE, TN - James Joseph "Joey" Kocak, of Oak Ridge, TN, passed away at his home on March 4, 2015. Born February 4, 1999 in Oak Ridge, TN, the son of Theodore (TJ) and Mary Kocak, he was the youngest of their four children. A sophomore at Oak Ridge High, he was a good student, musician and an accomplished athlete. He loved the outdoors and was an excellent fisherman. Joey was a kind and gentle spirit who enjoyed spending time with those he loved: his family, his girlfriend Mollie, and her family, and friends. On behalf of our family we would like to thank everyone for their love and support during this difficult time. Joey will be greatly missed, and we ask you to please keep him in your hearts and prayers. Remember him as the caring and kind person he was. He was preceded in death by grandfathers Theodore Joseph Kocak, Sr. and Milus R. Skidmore, Sr. Joey is survived by his parents, TJ and Mary, his siblings Ted, Rebecca, and Andrew; Lindsey Turner, his paternal grandmother Beverly Kocak, and his maternal grandmother Ruth Skidmore. Aunt Sally Ferguson and uncle Jim Tolmach, cousins Elizabeth and Rebecca. Uncle Dwight and aunt Thuha Skidmore and cousin Khanh. Cousins Shelby and Alexis Skidmore. Aunt Alison Kocak, uncle Michael Randy Kocak and aunt Veronica Prado, cousin Philomena Michelle, aunt Patricia Kocak, uncle William "Sonny" Kocak, Sr. and Josefina Tolentino Kocak, cousins William, Michael, Maria, James and Jacob. And the many special families who loved and cared for him like their own. The family received friends at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oak Ridge from 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM on Monday, March 9, 2015, followed by a Mass at 7:30pm with Father Bede Aboh officiating. A reception at the church was followed. A private interment was at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Joey Kocak to St. Mary's Catholic Church, 327 Vermont Ave., Oak Ridge, TN 37831 or the Sister City Support Organization, c/o Jerry Luckmann, 103 Clayton Way, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Weatherford Mortuary is handling all arrangements. An online guest book is available at www.weatherfordmortuary.com .
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