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Tony Alan Wise
CHINA GROVE - Tony Alan Wise, age 61, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, after a short illness of five weeks.He was born Sept. 15, 1953, in Iredell County, the son of Jettie Leazer Wise of China Grove and the late Bill W. Wise. Tony was a 1971 graduate of South Rowan High School and received his HVAC and refrigeration licenses from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.In earlier years he worked for Duke Power, D.C. Linn, University Hospital, and Holiday Inn-Woodlawn. For the last 24 years, he was the owner of Wise Service Co. and the operator of Wise Oil Company in China Grove. He had recently taken a new position with Commonwealth Services in Statesville. Tony was a longtime active member of Friendship Freewill Baptist Church, Kannapolis, where he served as a deacon and taught Bible. He is fondly remembered for his love of God and witness to others. He also loved coaching basketball and football, horseback riding, and being a member of the Single-Action Shooting Society. Tony loved and was loved by his family and friends. Survivors in addition to his mother include his wife of 30 years, Tammy Shuffler Wise; his children, Kelly Wise of China Grove, Erin Wise (Robert Princess) of Oklahoma, Jessi (Jay) Graham of Salisbury and Katie Wise of China Grove; two granddaughters, Sophie Princess and Josie Graham; one sister, Jane Wise (Mike) Crosby of China Grove; and one nephew, Jacob Crosby.

Arrangements: A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23 at Friendship Freewill Baptist Church, Kannapolis, officiated by Rev. George Morris. The family will receive friends after the service Sunday at the church.

Memorials: May be made to Friendship Freewill Baptist Church, 509 W. 22nd St., Kannapolis, NC 28081.Online condolences may be left at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com, Kannapolis, NC, who is serving the family.


Wendy M. Drye
SALISBURY - Ms. Wendy Michelle Drye, 44, of Salisbury, passed away Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center in Salisbury. She was born Sept. 15, 1970, in Rowan County to Claude and Nancy Coppley Drye. Wendy attended North Mecklenburg Senior High School, Central Piedmont Community College, UNC- Charlotte, and received her Masters Degree from University of Phoenix. Wendy was a former instructor at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and was a member at Hopewell Baptist Church in Davidson.In addition to her parents, she is survived by her sister, Sherry Kluttz and husband Joe; and two nephews, Brian Kluttz and Noah Drye.

Service: There will be a memorial service held Saturday, Nov. 22 at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Powles Funeral Home in Rockwell, conducted by Rev. Mike Motley, pastor of Trading Ford Baptist Church and Rev. Charlie Curtis, pastor of Liberty United Methodist Church. A private family burial will be held at Liberty United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Humane Society of Davie County, 291 Eaton Road, Mocksville, NC 27028- 0153. Powles Funeral Home of Rockwell is assisting the family of Ms. Drye. Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.