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Joesphine Cowan Rhodes
Mrs. Joesphine Cowan Rhodes, age 70, of Hope Hill Road, Salisbury, NC passed Saturday, at Novat Medical Center. She was born Sept. 4, 1945 in Rowan County to the late Lino Cowan and Luvada Neely. Mrs. Rhodes attended R. A. Clement High School, Clement High School, Cleveland, NC. She retired from Autumn Care Nursing Center. Mrs. Rhodes was a member of Abudant Life of Fayetteville, NC. She is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Rhodes, Sr. Survivors are sons, Paul A. Rhodes, Jr., of Fayetteville, NC and Steven Rhodes of Salisbury, NC; daughters, Patricia Ross of Salisbury, NC, and Deborah Rhodes of Raleigh, NC; sisters, Helen Beaty of Salisbury, NC, Bessie Wilson of Cooleemee, NC, Ruby Melvin of Anderson, SC; eight grand children and seven great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and fiends and a devoted friend, Edward E. Higgins of Salisbury.

Visitation at 12:00 noon Funeral services will 1:00 pm Friday April 29,2016 at Gethsemane Baptist Church with J. C. Monroe, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Services entrust to Hairston Funeral Home.

Patricia Ann Nelson
Patricia Ann Nelson (82), of Niantic, Connecticut, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 22, 2016. Patricia was born on June 6, 1933 in Port Chester, New York, the daughter of Charles E. Doran and Josephine Maher Doran. After graduating from the College of New Rochelle, she married Donald E. Nelson on September 27, 1958 in New London. They enjoyed 52 years of marriage until his death in 2010. Patricia was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend who will be remembered for her kindness, loyalty and patience. She was a parishioner at St. Matthias Roman Catholic Church in East Lyme for over 50 years. She also worked in the East Lyme school system for many years, retiring as Head Teacher's Aide of Lillie B. Haynes School in 1995. Patricia loved tending to her flowers in the spring and summer, NASCAR racing and reading. She was beloved by her family and will be dearly missed. Patricia is survived by her five children, Jeffrey Nelson and his wife Patricia of Broad Brook, CT, Tracy Bartlett and husband Dave of Broad Brook, CT, David Nelson and his wife, Bonnie of Salisbury, NC, Christopher Nelson and his wife Susan of Salisbury, NC, and Mark Nelson and his wife Laura of Old Lyme, CT She is also survived by her ten grandchildren, Vicki, Katrina, Julia, Meagan, Lindsey, Griffin, Amanda, Hunter, Riley and Delaney, as well as six great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Patricia is survived by her brother, Robert Doran and his wife Dotsie of Greenwich, CT, her sister-in-law, Anne Doran of Winchester, MA, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Joan Kadlick and her husband Martin Kadlick and her brother Charles Doran.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 11:00am in St. Matthias Church, 317 Chesterfield Rd., East Lyme, CT. Interment will follow in East Lyme Cemetery. Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, Old Lyme is handling the arrangements. Please visit for photos, tributes, directions and more service information.

Donations may be made in her memory to the American Diabetes Association , P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, P.O. Box 302, Maryknoll, NY 10545-0302.

Rachel Marie Ritchie Parks
Mrs. Rachel Marie Ritchie Parks, 96, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2016, at Greenbriar at Altamont, Birmingham, Alabama. Mrs. Parks was born February 10, 1920 in Rowan County, the daughter of the late Martha Anna Yost Ritchie and Jacob Archie Ritchie. She attended Granite Quarry High School. She was a retiree of Rowan Memorial Hospital Hospitality Shop, Salisbury, and Fiber Industries, Cleveland. She worked for Cannon Mills, Kannapolis, and Pittsburg Plate Glass, Lexington. She was a lifelong member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, and participated in Women's Mission and choir. Mrs. Parks was a devoted mother and grandmother. Mrs. Parks was recognized as a talented seamstress, enjoying crocheting and other needle crafts. She is the last surviving member of the Walkie Talkies, a group of women from the St. Paul's community dedicated to helping keep North Carolina clean and green, receiving a certificate from the Governor in recognition for their efforts. She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Boyden Parks; her son, Donald Wayne Parks; and three brothers: Wesley Alexander W.A. Ritchie, Jacob Eugene Ritchie, and Bruce Monroe Ritchie. She is survived by two daughters: Phyllis Anne Parks McGinnis, Salisbury and Nancy Marie Parks Ridenhour Cannon, Mountain Brook, AL; five grandsons: Travis C. Ridenhour, Salisbury; Jacob B. Ridenhour, Tallahassee, FL; Donald McGinnis, Mebane, NC; Christopher S. McGinnis, Jamestown, NC; Mickey S. McGinnis, Rockwell, NC; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Charlie C. Ritchie, Salisbury; and one niece, Brenda Ritchie Fulk, Faith, NC.

The family encourages all tokens of remembrance be made in the form of Memorials to The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA), 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001. (1-866-232-8484.) Pastor William Bill Ketchie will conduct A Celebration of Life Service at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Salisbury, Thursday, April 28, 2016, at 11:00 am. Family will be available for visitation in the St. Paul's Church Parlor, Thursday, April 28, 2016, from 10-11 AM just prior to the service.

Feldman Yates, Jr. "Junior"
Feldman Yates, Jr. "Junior" 84, of Salisbury, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2016 at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center in Salisbury. He was born on May 16, 1931 to the late Feldman and Viola Cress Yates in China Grove. Junior was a Veteran of the United States Army, he worked as a welder for Fisher Mobile Homes which later became Homes by Oakwood, retiring in 1996. He was a member of Shiloh Reformed Church of Faith. Junior loved spending time at High Rock Lake, hunting, fishing and sleeping on his front porch swing. Junior is survived by his Wife of over 36 years, Diane Branch Yates, whom he married on May 27, 1979; Three Sons, Richard Yates and wife Judy of Kannapolis, Don Jacobs and wife Holly of Salisbury, Marc Jacobs and wife Melanie of Salisbury; Daughter, Revonda Park and husband Carl of Salisbury; Sister, Lucille Burleson of Spencer; 11 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and his beloved dog Bo. In addition to his parents, Junior was preceded in death by a Daughter, Shelli Moss, Grandson, Daniel Bullinger, Brothers, Leonard Yates, Oscar Yates, Harold "Sharkey" Yates, and Sister, Odessa Peeler.

Visitation will be held Friday, April 29, 2016, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm at Powles Staton Funeral Home, Rockwell. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 29, 2016, 2:00 pm at the Powles Staton Funeral Home Chapel, Rockwell, with Rev. Mike Shoaf, officiating. Burial will follow at Rowan Memorial Park with Military Graveside Rites provided by the Rowan County Honor Guard and the NC National Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Happy's Farm Veterans Memorial Project 985 Parks Road Salisbury NC 28146/704-279-5268. Powles Staton Funeral Home of Rockwell, honored provider of Veterans Funeral Care, is assisting the family of Yates . Online condolences may be made at -

Gertha Royal Brown
Gertha Royal Brown, age 90, of Salisbury, passed away Tuesday, April 26, at Genesis Healthcare surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Brown was born February 24, 1926 in Elkhorn, WV the daughter of the late Mertie Jane Wagoner Royal and Joseph Manley Royal. She worked as a machine operator at Rob Allen, retired from Pioneer Manufacturing and she was a homemaker. Gertha was educated in the Wilkes county schools. She was a member of Cooleemee Church of God. She was a faithful servant of Jesus Christ and read the bible from cover to cover 15 times. She loved her church family. Preceding her in death in addition to her parents was a son Leonard Ray Mabe; 2 husbands Harris Watson and Luther Brown; 6 brothers and 2 sisters.

Those left to cherish her memories are her grandchildren Bonnie Stakeman (Kurt) of Mocksville, Donnie Mabe of Salisbury, Connie Waller (Johnny) of Woodleaf and Deana Jordan (Shea) of Salisbury; 8 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren; 2 sisters Marie Gualtney of Salisbury and Ruth Burton of China Grove.

Visitation: 12-1:00 PM Saturday, April 30, at Summersett Funeral Home. Service: 1:00 PM Saturday, April 30, at Summersett Memorial Chapel conducted by Rev. Bruce Harry and Rev. Larry Morrow with burial to follow at Rowan Memorial Park. Memorials: Cooleemee Church of God, 7704 NC 801, Cooleemee, NC 27014.

A special thank you to Sheila Burton for her loving care of our Nanny. Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Brown family. Online condolences may be made at

Lula Lowe Lewis
Lula Lowe Lewis, of Pensacola, Fla., formerly of Granite Quarry, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, April 23, 2016. She was the daughter of Muriel and Daniel Lowe who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Daniel Lowe Jr. Lula graduated from Dunbar High School in 1964. She furthered her studes at Barber Scotia College in Concord where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree and at the University of Missouri in St. Louis where she received her Masters in Education. Thos left to cherish her memory include her husband, John Lewis II of Pensacola, Fla.; daughters, Celu Bering of New Orleans, La. and Sunshine Lewis of Tallahassee, Fla.; and sons, John Lewis III and Fela Lewis, of Pensacola, Fla. She also leaves four grandchildren, Fela Lewis Jr., who was reared in the home, Hailey, Felicity and Zane; and siblings, Thomas Lowe of Duncan, S.C., Susan Lowe, Robert Lowe, Wille (Janell) Lowe, Rochell Lowe and Greg (Mary) Lowe, all of Granite Quarry, Pamela Shuford of Indian Head, Md. and Marilyn (Freddie) Harris of Charlotte.

Visitation: Friends are being received at the home of Susan Lowe, 618 White Rock Ave., Granite Quarry at 3 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2016. Cards and condolences may be sent to the Lewis family, 1504 West Gregory St., Pensacola, FL 32501. Obituary courtesy of Noble & Kelsey Funeral Home, Inc.

Margie L. Whittington
Mrs. Margie L. Whittington, 82, of Concord, passed away on Tuesday April 26, 2016, at Transitional Health Services. Mrs. Whittington was born on Aug. 3, 1933, in Cabarrus County to the late Lewis Troy and Annie Mae Shue Cauthen. Mrs. Whittington retired from Dominion Yarn in Landis, she was a member of Miami Baptist Church, the WMU and Kate Jones Sunday School class. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband Harvey Whittington; and second husband, Fred Daugherty; and newphew, Kenny Allman. Mrs. Whittington is survived by three daughters, Sheila W. Basinger and husband Randy of Salisbury, Debra L. Smith and husband Timmie of Concord and Tinker Beaver; one son, Pastor Lewis W. Whittington and wife Cathy of Mt. Pleasant; one sister, Mildred Allman of Landis; grandchildren, Shawn Whittington and wife Katie, Dean Hensley, Shelia Marie Grant and husband Doug, Jennifer Tuttle and partner Kristina, Scottie Basinger and fiance Monica, Zachary Basinger and wife Lauren, Jessica Smith and Dylan Woodard; great-grandchildren, Damien Hensley, Justin Silver, Rylee Grant, Eli Tuttle, Blake Grant, Jake Basinger and Berkley Basinger.

Visitation and Service: The family will receive friends on Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Miami Baptist Church, the funeral will follow at 1 p.m., at the Church with Pastor Lewis Whittington and Pastor Robert Howard officiating. Burial will take place in the church cemetery.

Memorials: Memorials may be made to Miami Baptist Church Building Fund, 6701 Miami Church Rd., Concord, NC 28025. On-Line condolences may be left at Wilkinson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements for the Whittington family.

Annie Mae Borders
Mrs. Annie Mae Borders, 53, of Salisbury, passed away Thursday April 21, 2016, at the Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House. She was born March 31, 1963, in Rowan County to the late Ervin Borders and Annie Lucille Everhart Borders. Ms. Borders was educated in the public schools of Rowan County and was a graduate of West Rowan High School she was employed with the N.C. State Nursing Home at the Hefner VA Medical Center. She was a member of God's Tabernacle of Believers in Rockwell. She was preceeded in death by brothers, Randy Borders, Clarence Borders, Cornell Borders. She leaves precious and loving memories to her son, William Borders (Keiona Vincent) of the home; daughter, LaShanda Borders of the home; brother, Howard Borders of the home; sisters, Joyce Houpe of China Grove, Sylvia (Norva) Boler of Salisbury, Lackey Borders of the home, Alice Hosch of Salisbury; sister-in-law, Linda Borders of Salisbury; and a host of nieces; nephews; cousins; other relatives; and friends.

Arrangements: Services will be held on Saturday, April 30, at the A.R. Kelsey Memorial Chapel, Noble and Kelsey Funeral Home, Inc. Visitation at 1 p.m. and funeral at 2 p.m. with the Interment following at Oakwood Cemetery, Rev. Reginald McConneaughey, officiating. The family will be at 1902 Welch Dr. Salisbury the remainder of the time. Noble and Kelsey Funeral Home, Inc. is serving the family and online condolences may be sent to

Gwen Durham Sheppard
Gwen Durham Sheppard, daughter of Dennis Durham and Linda Jacobs, went home to be with Jesus on Saturday, April 23, 2016. She was a special granddaughter of Dwight and Nancy Durham, and she grew up in their home. She is survived by two daughters, Alexis Breann Durham and Pandora Josephine Mae Sheppard and one son, Noah Raine Sheppard, all of Mocksville; her husband, Paul Russell Sheppard of Cooleemee; three step-sons, Adem Kristofer Sheppard, Alixander Kaine Sheppard, and Andrew Kyle Sheppard, all of Mocksville; one sister, Holly Lynn Jacobs of Hickory; two grandchildren, Paul R. Sheppard and Andrew C. Sheppard; several special aunts and uncles; and by her fiance', Matthew Tod Walker.

Arrangements: A Celebraton of Life Memorial Service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 1, at Cooleemee Church of God with Rev. Bruce Harry officiating. Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville is serving the family. An online guest registry is available at

Gwendolyn Ruth Turner Ellis
Mrs. Gwendolyn Ruth Turner Ellis, 92, of John Penn Circle, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center. Born Aug. 25, 1923 in Forest City to the late Rev. Thomas P. Turner and Tamar Covington Turner, Mrs. Ellis was educated in the public schools of Buncombe County. A graduate of beauty college, she a licensed beautician. Mrs. Ellis was a retired teacher's assistant. She was a dedicated and faithful member of Moore's Chapel AME Zion Church of Salisbury, where she served in many capacities. She was on the Deaconess board and the Life Members Council and was a lay council delegate to the annual conference. She sang in the choir and served as Sunday school superintendent and supply secretary for the Salisbury District. She was a member of Church Women United as well as the Wednesday Bible Study Group at First Presbyterian Church. In addition to her parents she was preceeded in death by her husband, George Henry Ellis; brother, Orlester Daniel Turner; and sisters, Louise Selena Johnson and Edwina Julia Barger. Mrs. Ellis leaves precious and loving memories to her children, Arthur Thomas Turner (Joyce) of Austin, Tex., Calvin Lee Turner of Salisbury, George Collins Ellis of Mocksville, Gwendolyn Ellis Hall (Renwick) of Charlotte, Dr. Micheal Edward Ellis (Renee) of Colfax, Wayne Richard Ellis of Charleston, S.C. and Brenda Ellis Chalk (Micheal) of Salisbury; sister-in-law, Mamie L. Turner of Greensboro; ten grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends. The family is at the home of her daughter at 112 Treetop Dr. in Westcliffe.

Arrangements: Services will be held Monday, May 2, 2016 at Moore's Chapel AME Zion Church, 500 Partee St. Visitation will be at 12 noon with funeral at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Moore's Chapel AME Zion Church Cemetery, Standish St. Rev. Carolyn Bratton, Pastor, will officiate. Noble and Kelsey Funeral Home, Inc. is serving the family and online condolences may be sent to

Robin Kim Gheen
Robin Kim Gheen, 59, of Salisbury passed away on Monday, April 25, 2016, at his residence. Born in Rowan County on Oct. 20, 1956, he was the son of the late Ralph Leon Gheen and Christine Mahaley Gheen of Salisbury. Robin graduated from North Rowan High School in 1974 and worked at CMW in the tool and die area and as a machinist. He was a member of Providence United Methodist Church and volunteered at the East Spencer Fire Department. He also enjoyed going fishing. Those left to cherish his memory are his sister, Pamela Gheen Maile (and loving caregiver); brother, Ricky Dale Gheen; nephew, who lived in the home, Jason Gheen; niece, Lisa Newsom; and great-niece, Hayley Kirschner.

Visitation: 1-2 p.m., Friday, April 29, at Providence United Methodist Church, 6450 Bringle Ferry Road, Salisbury, NC 28146. Service: 2 p.m., Friday, April 29, at Providence United Methodist Church with Pastor Aldana Allen and Pastor Sy Ponds officiating.

Memorials: Memorials may be made to Providence UMC Building Fund, 6450 Bringle Ferry Rd., Salisbury, NC 28146 or the National Kidney Foundation , 4819 Park Road, Suite C, Charlotte, NC 28209. Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Gheen family. Online condolences may be made at

Randall Lee Pie Goodman
Randall Lee Pie Goodman, 57, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2016, at his residence. Randy was born in Rowan County on April 24, 1958, son of Sarah Bean Goodman of Salisbury and the late Clifford Lee Goodman. Randy attended East Rowan High School and was a 1976 graduate of Rowan Tech. He had worked at MANN, Chemtron in Granite Quarry and Tublar Textiles in Lexington. Since 1975 he had enjoyed car and boat drag racing, riding motorcycles, building motorcycles, rock music and NASCAR. He loved his family and spending time with them. In addition to his mother, he is survived by wife Sherri Goodman, who he married on May 20, 1994; step daughter, Raven Blevins of Salisbury; and his dogs Ruger, Stroker, Holley, Sadie, Callie and Maggie Mae.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Faithful Friends, 2200 Grace Church Road, Salisbury, NC 28147. Carolina Cremation of Salisbury and Charlotte is serving the Goodman Family. Online condolences can be made to the Goodman family at

Izetta H. Lingle
Izetta H. Lingle, age 92, of Abernethy Laurels in Newton, died on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Mrs. Lingle was born April 20, 1924, in Rowan County, to the late William Dales and Minnie Kluttz Holler. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, James L. Lingle. She was a homemaker. She is survived by a son, Pastor James L. Chip Lingle, and spouse Angela, of Savannah, Ga.; two daughters, Jacquelyn Jackie Corriher, and spouse John, of Lilburn, Ga., and Beverly L. Mullen, and spouse Pastor Al Mullen, of Lincolnton; one sister, Zarah H. Gardner of Faith; nine grandchildren, Shannon Mullen, Laura Dobson, Jamie Corriher, Alice Carscaddon, Katie Jensen, Lee Lingle, Benjamin Lingle, Anna Sandford, and Daveed Aranda; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Visitation and Service: A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, at Beth Eden Lutheran Church in Newton, NC, with Pastor Marcus Ollis officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the memorial service and after the inurnment, which will take place at 4 p.m. on Saturday, in the Faith Lutheran Church Cemetery in Faith, NC.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Abernethy Laurels, 102 Leonard Avenue, Newton, NC 28658, or to Beth Eden Lutheran Church, 400 N. Main Avenue, Newton, NC 28658. Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Lingle family.

Marvin James Park
After an extended illness, Marvin James Park, 85, of Rockwell passed away at Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, surrounded by family members. He was born on Nov. 28, 1930, in Rowan County, son of the late Murry Adolphus Park and Effie Basinger Park. He attended Park School and China Grove High School. He worked in the number 7 weave and slasher rooms for Cannon Mills in Kannapolis, for 44 years prior to his retirement in 1992. He loved spending time in his woodworking shop making yard swings and many other furniture items for his friends, neighbors and family. He was a life-time member of Organ Lutheran Church where he served on the Church Council as chairman of the Property Committee. He became a member of Keller Memorial Masonic Lodge 657 in Rockwell in 1973 and moved his membership to Eureka Masonic Lodge 283 in China Grove in 1988. He was preceded in death by his eldest son Terry Marvin Park (Vickie, who survives); and by five of his six siblings, Clarence O. Park, Jason Park, Hazel Park Dabbs, Ezella Park Fesperman and Susie Park Pinion. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Janet Shuping Park of Rockwell; sons, Alvin Ross Park (Sandra) of China Grove, and DPCS (SW) Don R. Park, USN, Ret of Goose Creek, S.C.; grandchildren, Anne Park White (Chip) of Mooresville, Jeremy Terrance Park (Claire) of Winetka, Calif., Amanda Park Basinger (Joseph) of Rockwell, and Brandi Park Buckman (Shawn) of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and great-grandchildren, Matthew White, Kathleen White, Christian Basinger, Noah Basinger, Ava Basinger, Kailee Buckman and Rylee Buckman. He is also survived by a brother, Robert L. Park (Barbara) of Salisbury.

Visitation and Service: The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m., on Friday, April 29, at Powles Staton Funeral Home in Rockwell, NC. The funeral will be held on Saturday, April 30, at 11 a.m., at Organ Lutheran Church with the Pastor Carlin Ours officiating. Masonic graveside rites will be conducted.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Organ Lutheran Church Foundation, 1515 Organ Church Road, Salisbury, NC 28146 Powles Staton Funeral Home, honored provider of Veterans Funeral Care is assisting the Park family. Online condolences may be made at

Meredith Coble Mick Nance
Mrs. Meredith Coble Mick Nance, 74, of Salisbury went home to be with her Lord on Friday, April 29, 2016 at Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House.

Born August 30, 1941 in Rowan County, she was the daughter of the late Ruby Ann Clark Coble and Jack Rayvon Coble.

She was a graduate of China Grove High School. Mrs. Nance retired from Food Lion Corporate Office and worked for Piedmont Asphalt Paving.

Mrs. Nance was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Jerry Gray Nance in May 19, 2004 and grandson, Seth Zachariah Nance on March 13, 2007.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Brian Keith Nance and wife Mary of Cleveland; Stacy Nance Montgomery of Salisbury, and Jerry Wade Nance and wife Barbara of China Grove; sister, Sherry Coble Earnhardt and husband Sam of Faith; grandchildren: Kate Montgomery, Aaron Montgomery, Spencer Nance, Peyton Nance, Jennifer Peebles and husband Brian, David Nance; and six great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from, 1:30-3 PM Sunday (May 1) at Friendship Baptist Church. At other times, the family will be at the residence of her daughter, Stacy Montgomery, 5360 Creekwood Dr., Salisbury.

The funeral service will be held 3 PM  Sunday (May 1) at Friendship Baptist Church with the Rev. Jason Pierce officiating. Interment will follow at Brookhill Memorial Gardens, Rockwell.

Memorials may be made to Friendship Baptist Church, 100 Porter Rd., Salisbury, NC 28146 or Rowan Hospice and Palliative Care, 720 Grove St., Salisbury, NC 28144.

Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Nance family. Online condolences may be made at

Larry Wayne Norris
Larry Wayne Norris, 68, of Kannapolis died Monday, April 11, 2016, at his home. He was born Oct. 3, 1947, in Iredell County, the son of the late Harold and Mary Foster Norris. Larry retired from Kosa-Hoechst Celanese after many years. In his retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his friends at Lee's Sandwich Shop in the mornings. Larry is survived by Teresa Moore Norris; five children, Kimberley Murphy (1), Khristopher Norris (2), Kristy Webb (3), Kacie Rollins (4), Keri Davis (5); six grandchildren, Alexis, Autumn, Amber, Mikayla, Lili, Brenlynne; and brother, Michael Norris.

Visitation and Service: Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m., Friday, April 15, at Whitley's Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday at Whitley's. Online condolences may be left at