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Margaret Rogers-Kurfees
SALISBURY - Margaret Livengood Rogers-Kurfees, 81, of Salisbury, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center.Born in Rowan County on May 7, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Margaret "Josie" Broadway and Clarence Livengood. Margaret attended Rowan County schools. She retired from Food Lion and later owned a daycare center. She was a member of Salem Lutheran Church where she was active in all church phases. A member and past president of WELCA, Margaret volunteered with Rowan Helping Ministries and Thrivent.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Dempsey Kurfees; first husband Fred Winston Rogers; daughter Kathy Livengood.Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Freddy Rogers of Salisbury; daughters Judy O'Quinn (Charles) of Durham, Kay Rogers (Jim Burgess) of East Falmouth, Mass.; stepson Marshall Kurfees of Wilson; 10 grandchildren; and eight great- grandchildren.

Visitation: 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 at Salem Lutheran Church, 5080 Sherrills Ford Road, Salisbury, NC 28147.Service: 12 p.m. Saturday at Salem Lutheran Church with the Rev. Marty Ramey and the Rev. Doug Heffner officiating. Burial will follow at Rowan Memorial Park.

Memorials: May be made to Salem Lutheran Church; or Rowan Hospice and Palliative Care, 720 Grove St., Salisbury, NC 28144.Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Kurfees family. Online condolences may be made at www.lyerlyfuneralhome.com


Helen Castor Overcash
SALISBURY - Mrs. Helen Castor Overcash, 91, of Salisbury, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. She was born July 31, 1923, in Rowan County, to the late Henry and Anna Basinger Castor.A graduate of China Grove High School, Mrs. Overcash was a member of Organ Lutheran Church and retiree of Celanese Corporation.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Walter "Howard" Overcash, who passed away June 7, 2013; brother Lester Castor; and sister Margaret Funderburk.She is survived by Melody Graham and husband Barry of Conover, Marla Young and husband Keith of Winston- Salem; grandchildren Laura Stone and husband Jason of Raleigh, Melissa Thomas and husband Zach of Winston-Salem and Michael Smith of Winston- Salem; and great- grandchildren Emma Thomas and Ruth Ann Stone; and also by brothers Clarence Castor and sisters Kathleen Fesperman and Sylvia Shue.

Visitation: The family will receive friends on Saturday, Feb. 28 at Organ Lutheran Church in the Sanctuary from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m.Service: The funeral service will be held Saturday, Feb. 28 at 4 p.m. at Organ Lutheran Church conducted by Rev. Carlin Ours, pastor.Burial will follow in the church cemetery.A special thank you for her caregiver of over one and a half years, Cherry Funderburk and Dale Funderburk (nephew), Rowan Hospice and Palliative Care, especially her nurse, Angie Harrison, Organ Lutheran Church Congregation, family and friends.

Memorials: May be made to Rowan Hospice and Palliative Care, 720 Grove St., Salisbury, NC 28144; and Organ Lutheran Church, 1515 Organ Church Road, Salisbury, NC 28146.Powles Funeral Home of Rockwell is assisting the family of Mrs. Overcash. Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.


Lois 'Catherine' Campbell Ketner
SALISBURY - Mrs. Lois "Catherine" Campbell Ketner, 96, of Salisbury, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. Catherine was born Feb. 24, 1919, in Rowan County, the daughter of the late William Emerson Campbell Sr. and Marjorie Lois Baxley Campbell. Catherine was the Valedictorian of The Class of 1936 at Spencer High School and attended Elon College. She was a member of Organ Lutheran Church, where she taught the Adult No. 1 Sunday School Class for 35 years, was former president of the Lutheran Church Women and was the first woman elected to the Church Council. Catherine belonged to the Senior Citizens Club at Organ Lutheran Church and was a member of the Extension Homemakers Club. Catherine loved sewing and cooking, was an avid reader and loved working in her garden. She also enjoyed traveling around North America. She worked as a bookkeeper for Hardiman & Son, NC Finishing Company, Robinson Insurance Agency, Rouzer Insurance Agency, and Greene Insurance Agency where she retired. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Philip Arnold Ketner. Catherine and Philip had been married 50 years before Philip passed away on June 5, 1997. Her brothers, Charles Campbell and William Emerson Campbell Jr., also preceded her in death. Survivors include son William Lee Ketner and wife Deborah of Jonesborough, Tenn.; daughters Phyllis Ketner Lenhart and husband Roger of Davidson and Katherine Ketner Lingle of Salisbury; sister Barbara Campbell Ketner and husband Leebert of Salisbury, grandchildren Scott Lingle, Barbi Goodnight, Bryan Lenhart, Michael Lenhart, William Lenhart and Kelsey Ketner Brown; great- grandchildren Maddox Goodnight and Hunter Lingle.

Visitation: 10- 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 in the Church Parlor of Organ Lutheran ChurchFuneral Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Organ Lutheran Church, Salisbury, conducted by Rev. Carlin Ours, pastor. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials: Organ Lutheran Church, Historical Fund, 1515 Organ Church Road, Salisbury, NC 28146.Powles Funeral Home of Rockwell is assisting the Ketner family. Online condolences may be made to the Ketner family at www.powlesfuneralhome.com


Dennis David Hinz
SALISBURY - Dennis David Hinz, 79, of Salisbury, went peacefully to be with God with his wife by his side, on Thursday, February 19, 2015, at Duke University Hospital. Dennis was born in Clinton, Iowa, December 2, 1935, to William C. Hinz and Hazel Thiel Hinz. He was a Vietnam Veteran, retiring from the U. S. Navy. He was a member of Milford Hills United Methodist Church where he was a member of the Crosstalk Sunday School class, was Chairman of the Administrative Board, had served on the Board of Trustees, was past president of United Methodist Men, past Chairman of the Staff-Parish Committee and sang in the chancel choir. He, along with his wife, was a recipient of the Laity Service Award. He was a Stephen Minister and had served on the Board of Directors of the J. F. Hurley YMCA. He was a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan and (he) loved the Carolina Tarheels! Dennis was an avid golfer and had a hole in one at the Crescent Golf Club. For several years he was a volunteer with the PGA Pro Tour. His greatest thrill was being able to play the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland.He was a summa cum laude graduate of Appalachian State University, receiving his Bachelors', Masters', and EDS degrees. He was Program Head of Social Sciences at Rowan Cabarrus Community College, where he received the Teaching Excellence award.He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Betty Hinz Pardee; and sister-in-law Rita Fisher.He is survived by his bride of 55 years, Dorothy Campbell Hinz; daughter, Debi Milheim (Vann) of Pensacola, Fla.; grandsons, Chris Milheim (Ashley) of Tallahassee, Fla., and Ryne Dennis Milheim of Pensacola, Fla.; brother, Robert Hinz of Kansas City, KS; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements: A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, February 28, at Milford Hills United Methodist Church with the Rev. Stephen Combs officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. prior to the service.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Milford Hills UMC Capital Campaign, 1630 Statesville Blvd., Salisbury, NC 28144 . Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Hinz family. Online condolences may be made at www.summersettfuneralhome.com.


Parnell Perry Burch
SALISBURY - Mr. Parnell Perry Burch, age 83, of Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., passed Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at Brian Nursing Center. He was born June 3, 1931 in Chesterfield, S.C., to the late Norman and Alberta Burch. Mr. Burch was educated in the public schools of Chesterfield. He was a retired employee of Parkdale Mill. He also owned and operated his own tile business. Mr. Burch was a member of New Zion Baptist Church. His wife, Betty McCall Burch, preceded him in death. He is survived by two sons, Daymond B. Burch and Colan Terrell Burch, both of Salisbury; a daughter, Lynda B. Watson (Jesse) of Salisbury; brothers; sisters; grandchildren; great- grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Arrangements: Funeral services will be Saturday, 1 p.m. with visitation at 12:30 p.m. at New Zion Baptist Church with the Pastor, Rev. Patrick Jones, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


James Lee Bowen
ROCKWELL - James Lee Bowen, 78, of Rockwell, passed away Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at his home.Born June 2, 1936, in Rowan County, he was the son of the late George Wesley Bowen and Ruth Leonard Bowen. Mr. Bowen was educated in Salisbury schools and graduated from Boyden High School.He was employed for Pepsi Cola Bottling Company and later retired from the City of Salisbury.He attended Providence Baptist Church.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Jane Lefler Bowen, on Nov. 18, 2013.Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Mary Reynolds and husband Larry of Salisbury, Bobby R. Bowen and wife Michelle of Salisbury and Martha Birtch of Rockwell and with whom he made his home; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one step-great- grandchildren.

Visitation: The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday (March 2) at the Summersett Funeral Home.Service: Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday (March 3) at Summersett Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Sy Ponds, minister of Providence Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Rowan Memorial Park.

Memorials: May be made to Providence United Methodist Church, 620 Andrews St., East Spencer, NC 28039.Summersett Funeral Home is assisting the Bowen family. Online condolences may be made at www.summersettfuneralhome.com


Joseph 'Calvin' Shaver
GOLD HILL - Mr. Joseph "Calvin" Shaver, 87, of Gold Hill, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House in Salisbury. He was born Oct. 15, 1927, in Rowan County to the late Adam Franklin Shaver and Lillie Mae Arey Shaver. Mr. Shaver was a graduate of Rockwell High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II. He was a Rural Mail Carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, retiring in 1990 after more than 28 years. A member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Mr. Shaver was active with Lutheran Men in Mission and was a former Scout Master, having received the Silver Beaver Award. He was a member of Miller-Russell American Legion Post 112 and was one of the founding members of Liberty Volunteer Fire Department.Calvin worked with the Rowan County American Legion Baseball Team selling half-&-half tickets at home games. Calvin also enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and gardening. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Addie Rattz Shaver; brothers Daniel, Frank, Edd, Irving and Raymond Shaver; and sisters Icy Ann Shaver and Mary Lou Drye.Mr. Shaver is survived by two sons, Larry S. Shaver and wife Jo Ann of Sanford and Tim J. Shaver and wife Amy of Salisbury; brother James Shaver and wife Ruth of Gold Hill; three grandsons, David Shaver and wife Jessica of Rock Hill, S.C., Jonathan Shaver of Dallas, Texas, and Adam Shaver and wife Donna of Salisbury; great- grandchildren Sarah, Andrew, Michael, Taryn and Aubrey; sisters-in-law Elsie Shaver, Thelma "Tootsie" Burleson, Minnie Wood and Jackie Speight. Calvin is also survived by many nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Mary Tittle.

Visitation: The family will receive friends on Saturday, Feb. 28 at Powles Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m.Service: The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 1 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, conducted by Rev. Sean Barrett, pastor.Burial will follow in the church cemetery, with military graveside rites provided by the Rowan County Honor Guard.

Memorials:May be made to Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House, 1229 Statesville Blvd., Salisbury, NC 28144 or St. Peters Lutheran Church, 2570 St. Peters Church Road, Salisbury, NC 28146.Powles Funeral Home of Rockwell, honored provider of Veterans Funeral Care, is assisting the family of Mr. Shaver. Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.