James "John" Haas

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James 'John' Haas

KANNAPOLIS - Rev. James Garfield (John) Haas, age 94, celebrated his home-going Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at The Haven at Highland Creek, Charlotte.

Rev. Haas was born June 21, 1918, in Granite Falls, the son of the late Luther P. Haas and Maude Teague Haas.

John served as minister of the Gospel for more than 50 years. During his ministry, he served churches throughout North Carolina, including Lakewood Baptist Church and Central Baptist Church, both in Kannapolis; as well as churches in Mt. Gilead; Rockingham; High Point; Lumberton; Shelby; and Newton.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Sue Colleen Haas; and two sons, Michael Gene Haas and Jerry Wayne Haas.

Left to cherish his memories are two daughters, Carolyn Allen of Kannapolis and Deborah Troutman and husband Chris of Charlotte; his son, Roger Haas and wife Kathy of Kannapolis; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Service and Visitation: The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 at Whitley's Funeral Home Main Chapel, Kannapolis, NC officiated by Dr. Tom Patterson, Rev. Robert Howard and Rev. Josh Hughes. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park, Kannapolis. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home prior to the service.

Memorials: May be made to Hospice of Lake Norman, c/o 1420 E. Seventh St., Charlotte, NC 28204.

Online condolences may be left at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com.
Published in Salisbury Post on Oct. 27, 2012
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