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Barwig, Patricia - Charlotte  
Patricia Barwig CHARLOTTE - Patricia Gail Barwig, 68, passed away on Friday, November 21, 2014. She was born in Mecklenburg County, daughter of the late Frank Randolph and Frances Shelby Barwig. She is survived by her children, Bryan Glenn Miller of Mount Holly, Kathy Miller Brown of Stanley, and Stephanie Miller Bumgarner and husband Chad of Ranlo; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Ms. Barwig will be held at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at the Woodlawn Chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home, Mount Holly with Reverend David McClure officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Condolence messages may be sent to the family by visiting www.woodlawnfuneral.org . Woodlawn Funeral Home, Mount Holly is serving the family.
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Published in Charlotte Observer on Nov. 24, 2014
DeArman, Terah - Mount Holly  
Terah Rebekah DeArman MOUNT HOLLY - Terri, age 57, of Mt. Holly, went to be with Jesus on November 21, 2014. Service will be 3PM, Tuesday, November 25, with visitation one hour prior, at Central Church at Union Road, Gastonia. McLean Funeral Directors of Belmont is serving the family.
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Dixon Jr., Wright Tracy - Raleigh  
Wright Tracy Dixon, Jr. October 7, 1921 - November 22, 2014 RALEIGH - Wright Tracy Dixon, Jr. son of Wright Tracy and Marion Jefferson Homes Dixon passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on November 22, 2014. He was born on October 7, 1921, in Raleigh. Wright attended Sewanee Military Academy and graduated from Broughton High School. He enrolled at Duke University and, like so many of his age, World War II interrupted his college education. He volunteered for service in the U.S. Marine Corps, qualified for and graduated from OTC at Quantico, Va., as a second lieutenant. As a bomb disposal officer, he was stationed for his wartime service on the island of Guam and surrounding areas in the Pacific Theater. After the Japanese surrender, he spent the remainder of his service overseas in China. Upon return from service he graduated from Duke University. He moved to Rutherfordton, where he worked in a family owned lumber business. Anxious to begin his legal education, he enrolled early at Wake Forest Law School and soon thereafter transferred and completed his legal education at UNC. While in law school, a fraternity brother, Roy Smart, arranged for a blind date with Elizabeth Prince Nufer, of Goldsboro. Soon thereafter they were married and enjoyed his law school education together. They were married for 60 years until Prince died in September 2010. Wright was a lifelong Christian and had a strong faith. He was an original member of St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Raleigh. He was a member of the vestry where he was both Junior and Senior Warden and also sang in the choir. He served in many capacities and was particularly noted as a long-time acolyte trainer during which time many young people experienced his highly structured approach. In addition, one of his determined efforts with others was funding and installing the pipe organ at the church. He was one of many members who, in serving the Lord, were instrumental in the establishment and growth of St Michael's Episcopal Church. Wright had a long distinguished career as an attorney. Upon his return to Raleigh after law school and a short term as a sole practitioner in the practice of law, he joined Ruffin Bailey in 1956 to form what is now the law firm of Bailey & Dixon. In one early display of courtroom skills, Dixon observed the jury refusing to look at his client after returning from deliberations. Before the judge could question the jury about their unfavorable verdict against his client, Wright jumped to his feet and moved for a voluntary dismissal. The General Assembly stopped any other lawyer from using Wright's quick thinking by outlawing the practice. Wright Dixon's career highlights a further commitment to professional service as President of both the Wake County Bar and North Carolina State Bar. He was awarded the Joseph Branch Professionalism Award by the Wake County Bar Association and the John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award by the North Carolina State Bar Association. Perhaps his most significant contribution happened when he became President of the State Bar during a period of ethical controversy. Upon becoming State Bar President, he faced a particularly challenging task. Previously in the year, several North Carolina attorneys confessed to embezzling or mishandling more than $1 million of clients' funds, potentially tarnishing all lawyers' reputations. Through newspapers, radio and television, Dixon informed the public about the State Bar's client security fund, established by an annual fifty-dollar attorney fee, to reimburse the victims of embezzlement by lawyers. By publicizing State Bar disciplinary actions taken against lawyers who violated the public's trust and state laws, Dixon demonstrated to both lawyers and clients that complaints were taken seriously. One of Raleigh's trial lawyers, Roger W. Smith, summarized fellow litigator Wright Dixon as, "...a man of great moral courage. I've never seen him intimidated by anyone or any task." As a great believer in being a part of one's community, he enjoyed being a Raleigh Jaycee and 50 years of service at the Kiwanis Club and served as president of both. In 1983 he was voted Kiwanian of the Year. He also tutored at Aldert Root School where his children and grandchildren had attended in the past. In a professional capacity he served on the Board of Adjustment for over 20 years as well as being Chairman. Wright was an early proponent of physical fitness and faithfully exercised with the "Youth and Beauty" program at NC State for many years. Starting at age 50, on a dare, he with other members of the "Will Turner Hiking Club" began what became their annual trek on the Appalachian Trail. Over the years they covered the trail from the southern terminus to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Golf and tennis games, including mixed doubles with Prince, were weekly events for many years. His favorite indoor sport was dancing, and he was a much sought-after dance partner. Wright's many activities were too numerous to mention, but it is hard not to mention some highlights: singing Barbershop Quartet music, authoring two historical fictional novels, taking piano lessons in his 70's with Betty White, participating Old Raleigh Boys Club are a few of them. He is survived by his children Wright Tracy Dixon, III, William Nufer Dixon and wife Elizabeth Patteson, Prince Dixon Witt and husband Roy Michael, and eight grandchildren, Wright Tracy Dixon, IV, James Stevens Dixon, William Nufer Dixon, Jr., Richard Patteson Dixon, James Wright Dixon, Margaret Edmundson Dixon of Raleigh and Roy Michael Witt, Jr. and Wright Dixon Witt, of Charlotte. He is survived by his sister Mary Ann Dixon Hogue and predeceased by his brother Ben Franklin Dixon, III. Wright or "GrandWright" as he was known his grandchildren, was an exceptional and loving Dad and family man who made a great effort to enthusiastically attend any sport or event in which his children or grandchildren participated. Our childhood home featured a dirt backyard, a neighborhood gathering place that Wright justified by saying "I am growing children not grass." We would like to thank our father for teaching us many life skills, including how to read a map, measure twice and cut once, ride an ocean wave, "watch the ball," tie shoes the "Marine Corps way" and fit a nap in your day. The family wishes to especially thank Jackie Satterwhite who served as a dedicated caregiver and friend. She appreciated his sense of humor and enjoyment of life and greatly enriched his final years. In addition we so appreciate Ricky and Regina Williams for their loving assistance. Finally the family would like to thank the caregivers of the Stewart Health Center at Springmoor for their kindness and dedicated service to our dad, especially Karen, Karen, and Marty. Following a family burial at 12pm at Oakwood Cemetery a celebration of his life will be held at 2pm on Tuesday, November 25th at St Michael's Episcopal Church. A reception will follow at the Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Transitions LifeCare at 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607 or Raleigh Rescue Mission, PO Box 27391, Raleigh, NC 27611. Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Saint Mary's St., Raleigh.
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Published in Charlotte Observer on Nov. 24, 2014
Floyd, Jeffrey - Charlotte  
Jeffrey Lewis Floyd CHARLOTTE - Jeffrey Lewis Floyd, 55, of Charlotte, passed away on November 21, 2014. Jeff was born on March 2, 1959, to Faye Lee and the late Manning Floyd. He is also preceded in death by brothers, Rodney and Mike. Jeff was very outgoing, friendly and never met a stranger. He loved fresh and salt water fishing, working in his garden and watching NASCAR. He worked for Phillips and Jordan as a Heavy Equipment Operator. The family will receive friends on Monday, November 24, 2014, from 5-8PM at the home of his brother Joe, 6405 Hove Road in Mint Hill. He is survived by his former wife, Robin Floyd; daughter, Jennifer Marie Floyd; mother, Faye Lee; brother, Joe Floyd (Paula); granddaughters, Breanna and Skyler; and nieces/ and nephews, Jeremy, Manning, Austin and Morgan. Online condolences may be left at www.heritagecares.com . Arrangements are in care of Heritage Funeral Home, Indian Trail Chapel.
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Howard, Luke M. - Fort Mill  
Luke M. Howard FORT MILL - Luke M. Howard, age 5, of Fort Mill, unexpectedly went to heaven to be with his Father on Friday, November 21, 2014. He was born on July 15, 2009, Charlotte, NC, to Elise Getter Kowalski and Jason Howard. He was the most loving and thoughtful son, grandson, big brother, cousin, and nephew. Luke was a happy-go-lucky little boy who always had a sparkle in his eyes. He made a special impression on everyone he met and touched many people's lives. Luke had a love of everything trains: playing with them, riding them, watching them, building sets and just walking on the rails. He so loved the color orange that it was in everything he cared about. He had such a love of the outdoors: going to the park, riding bikes, playing on the beach and running outside when he heard the neighborhood kids. He was a showman to the core and loved entertaining family, friends, strangers and especially his new baby brother - who could not take his eyes off his big brother. Luke is survived by his Daddy, Jason Howard; his Mama, Elise Kowalski and her husband, Jeremy Kowalski; baby brother Benjamin Kowalski; grandparents, Debbie and Dennis Getter, Helen and Ralph Summerlin, Tim and Betty Howard, Leonard and Patty Kowalski; Jason Howard's fianc‚e, Allison Klus; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and a large extended family. Our hearts are broken. Little Luke will be forever missed. Our angel has been sent back home to heaven. A celebration of Luke's life will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday, November 25, at Christ Lutheran Church, 4519 Providence Road, Charlotte. Online condolences may be left at www.McEwenPinevilleChapel.com .
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Laye, Johnnie - Charlotte  
Johnnie Funderburk Laye CHARLOTTE - Johnnie Funderburk Laye, 73, of Charlotte entered Heaven on November 18, 2014. A celebration of her life will be at 3:00PM Saturday, December 6th at Bethlehem Church North Campus, 575 Separk Circle, Gastonia, NC.
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Little, Edith Prince - Concord  
Edith Price Little CONCORD - Edith Price Little, 71 years of age, of Concord, passed away Friday, November 21, 2014, in Concord. Little was born August 6, 1943, in North Carolina to the late William Edgar Price and the late Marie Esther Price. She was also preceded in death by daughter, Tina Renee Little. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Monday, November 24, 2014, at Pitts Baptist Church in Concord. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 pm at the church officiated by Rev. Scott Davis. Burial will follow at the Carolina Memorial Park Kannapolis at Hwy. 29N at I85, Exit 58, Kannapolis. Survivors include sister, Gail (Dean) Lambert, of Salisbury; sister, Angie (Gene) Kiser, of Fortson, GA; brother, Rick (Carolyn) Price, of Midland; sister, Linda (Donnie) Kimble, of New London; and husband and best friend, Roger Little, of Concord. Edith will be greatly missed by her church family at Pitts Baptist in Concord and her neighbors, especially Brenda Fink and family. Hartsell Funeral Home is serving the Little family. Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com .
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Polk, James Michael - Charlotte  
James Michael Polk CHARLOTTE - James Michael Polk, age 24, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. James is survived by his parents, Michael and Risa Polk; two brothers, Stuart Lane and Brett Thomas; his grandparents, Michael and Linda Critz, James Thomas and Nonia Polk; and one uncle, James Thomas Polk, III. James also has many great-aunts and great-uncles and cousins. James was a graduate of Butler High School. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from UNCC in Mechanical Engineering. James's excitement for life and his energetic approach to everything was loved and embraced by all. James is loved dearly and in the hearts of his family and friends. He will be profoundly missed in our lives. We, however, embrace the wonderful loving memories he left with us. Graveside services will be held at Sharon Memorial Park on Monday, November 24, 2014, at 2:00 PM. Memorials can be made to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte William States Lee College of Engineering ( giving.uncc.edu ). Condolences may be offered at www.mcewenminthillchapel.com .
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Published in Charlotte Observer from Nov. 23 to Nov. 24, 2014
Robinson, Betty - Belmont  
Betty Cavender Robinson 1934 -2014 BELMONT - Betty Cavender Robinson, 80, passed away peacefully on November 22, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter; Kim Andrea Griggs; sister, Margaret C. Helms. She worked at Ivey's, Dillard's and Belk Department Stores in Charlotte and Greenville, SC, as an Elizabeth Arden Consultant. Survivors include her husband David A. Robinson, son David Robinson II and granddaughter, Madison Robinson; and sister, Patsy C. Ward and husband David. A Service of Victory in Jesus will be at 2:00pm, Tuesday, November 25th at South Point Baptist Church with Dr. Jimmy Hilton and Reverend Flay Allen officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:45pm Tuesday prior to the service. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Belmont. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to South Point Baptist Church, 124 Horsley Avenue, Belmont, NC 28012 or Belmont Historical Society, 40 Catawba Street, Belmont, NC 28012. Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Gastonia.
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Robinson, Harld - Nashville  
Harold Robinson NASHVILLE, TN - Harold Robinson, 87, joined his loved ones in heaven Friday, November 21st, while at Alive Hospice in Nashville, Tennessee. Harold was born December 9, 1926, to the late Ellis Swain Robinson and Mary Lineberger Robinson. A storyteller at heart, Harold lived a full, adventurous life and always had a clever joke or anecdote to share. The youngest of 11, Harold served in the infantry and graduated from Kings Business College. A retired sergeant, Harold served 34 years on the Charlotte Police Department. He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Charlotte and later St John's Lutheran Church in Nashville, Tennessee. Harold was also a member of the Oasis Shrine Salamala Unit. Always loving and dedicated to his family, Harold and his wife of 60 years, Delores Rhyne Robinson, raised two children, Cindy and Mike. "GRAND" daddy touched the lives of all who knew him. He will forever be "a honey, but the bees don't know it." Harold is survived by daughter, Cynthia Robinson Carter and husband, Jimmy of Lebanon, TN; son, Pastor Michael Robinson and wife Annette of Gibsonia, PA; two granddaughters, Jennifer Wunderlich and husband Daniel of Christiana, TN, and Laura Carter of Lebanon; one great-granddaughter, Charlotte Grace Wunderlich; sister-in-law, Mary Brown Robinson of Dallas, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews. Harold was preceded in death by his wife, Delores Rhyne Robinson; sisters Lucille, Mary, Eula and Jenny; and brothers Franklin, Brady, Leonard, Raymond, Charlie, and Robert Robinson. The family will receive friends at Lutheran Chapel Total Life Center in Gastonia, NC, beginning at 1pm on Tuesday, November 25th. A celebration of Harold's life will follow at 2 p.m. at Lutheran Chapel Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriners Children's Hospital, c/o Oasis Headquarters, 604 Doug Mayes Place, Charlotte, North Carolina 28262. Online condolences may be made at www.carothersfuneralhomegastonia.com . Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia is serving the Robinson family.
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