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Eddie L. Wyrick Jr.
SALISBURY - Mr. Eddie L. Wyrick Jr., 78, of Salisbury, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at his residence. He was the son of the late Eddie Lee Wyrick Sr. and Laura Annie Taylor Wyrick.Eddie attended Rowan County schools, served with the U.S. Army Reserve 991st Transportation Unit and transferred to the National Guard. He retired from the NC Army National Guard Concord Unit as a Sergeant First Class. He then worked at the VA Medical Center in Salisbury as a painter until retiring a second time. Mr. Wyrick was a lifetime member of the Rowan County Rescue Squad where he received an award for 50 years of service. He was a former member of Coburn Methodist Church in Salisbury. He also served as a Special Deputy for the Rowan County Sheriff's Department, serving with Sheriff Stirewalt and Sheriff Martin.Survivors include his wife, Rose Marie Barrier Wyrick, who he married on April 9, 1954; sons Benny Lee Wyrick and wife Sue of Clarksville, Ga., Ronnie Dale Wyrick and wife Linda of Salisbury; daughter Susan Wyrick Cox and husband James Cox Jr. of New Bern; eight grandchildren; and seven great- grandchildren.

Visitation: The family will receive friends and family at Powles Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30.Service: Graveside Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Rowan Memorial Park with full Military Honors by the NC National Guard.

Memorials: May be made to Rowan Hospice & Palliative Care, 720 Grove St., Salisbury, NC 28144; or Rowan County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 61, Salisbury, NC 28145.Powles Funeral Home of Rockwell, honored provider of Veterans Funeral Care, is assisting the Wyrick family. Online condolences may be made to the Wyrick family at www.powlesfuneralhome. com

Vera Inez Lanning Parrish
SALISBURY - Vera Inez Lanning Parrish, 89, of Salisbury passed away Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 at the Brian Center.Born in Rowan County on March 7, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Lillian Ball Lanning and Phillip E. Lanning.Vera graduated from Spencer High School in 1943. She was a lifelong member of Oakdale Baptist Church in Spencer.She was preceded in death by brothers, Pete, Robert and Ben Lanning; and sisters, Virginia Hunnicutt and Ethel Gobbel.Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Gayron Lee Shumaker of Statesville and Kermit Alexander Shumaker (Lynn) of Woodleaf; sister, Louise Hawley of Ohio; six grandchildren and five great- grandchildren.

Memorial Service &Visitation: 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 at Oakdale Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Gross officiating. The family will have a visitation at the Family Life Center following the service.

Memorials:Memorials may be made to Oakdale Baptist Church, 200 Charles St., Spencer, NC 28159.Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Parrish family. Online condolences may be made at

Dixie Jones Jordan
SALISBURY - Dixie Jones Jordan, 69, passed away Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 at CMC Northeast. Mrs. Jordan was born June 13, 1945 in Brevard, to the late Winfred and Martha Jane Gibbs Jones. She was married for 52 years to James Jordan who survives. Mrs. Jordan attended Hickory Grove Baptist Church and retired from Kosa Industries after many years of service. She loved her family and friends who brought her great joy. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Winfred Jones, Jr., Bill Jones and Joe Jones. Survivors include her husband, of the home; a daughter, Pamela Jordan Legge (Scott) of Sanford; a son, Edward Jordan of Charleston, S.C.; five grandchildren, David Chappell (Katie), Lyne Jordan, Blake Jordan, Bradley Legge and Ashley Legge; one sister, Ruby Powell of Salisbury; and four brothers, Jack Jones of Kannapolis, Morris Jones of Salisbury, Clyde Jones and Charles Jones,oth of Brevard.

Service & Visitation: A funeral service will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30. 2014 at Whitley's Funeral Home Main Chapel with the Rev. Curtis Parker and Rev. Tommy Gibbs officiating. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 at Brookhill Memorial Gardens in Rockwell. Whitley's Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences can be left at

Claude Junior Hough
CHINA GROVE - Claude Junior Hough, 86, of China Grove, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at his home.He was born Feb. 7, 1928 in Mecklenburg Co., a son of the late Marion Claude and Maggie Vick Hough.Claude was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his family.Claude worked in Cannon Mills, Plant #1, for 58 years until the day the mill closed. He received a "special" parking place and plaque for display after working 50 years in the mill. Claude was an active member of Lutheran Chapel Church in China Grove. He loved to farm, garden, and take care of his animals. He enjoyed giving his home grown vegetables to friends and neighbors. He was a long time member of both the Rowan and the Cabarrus County Beekeepers. He was a Mason, a member of Eureka Lodge 283, China Grove and the Scottish Rites, Charlotte. Claude served in the U.S. Army in Korea during the Korean War.In addition to his parents, Claude was preceded in death by two brothers, Bobby and Norman Hough and a sister, Evalyean Blackwelder.He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Frances Weddington Hough, his children; Boyd Hough (Karen) of Salisbury, Gary Hough (Lori) of China Grove, Frances H. Clayton (David) of Pinehurst, and his six grandchildren, Jonathan, Jennifer, Nathan and Marian Hough and Austin and Evan Clayton. He is also survived by two sisters, Atha Mae Hammill and Blanche Wyatt, both of Gold Hill, and his brother, Herbert Hough of Albemarle.

Visitation and Services: Visitation will be Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at Whitley's Funeral Home, Kannapolis. The funeral will be on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Lutheran Chapel Church, China Grove. Burial with military honors will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery.

Memorials: Memorials may be made to Lutheran Chapel Church, PO Box 152, China Grove, NC 28023.Online condolences may be left at

Ramelle Hartis
CHINA GROVE - Ramelle Liles Hartis, 94, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Liberty Commons Nursing Center. Born July 26, 1920, in Rowan County, she was a daughter of the late James F. and Earnie Barnhardt Liles and was a graduate of Landis High School. In addition to being a devoted homemaker, Mrs. Hartis had worked for Cannon Mills in Kannapolis, Stayon Products of Landis and Bostian Elementary School, where she worked in the school cafeteria. A loyal lifelong member of Ebenezer Lutheran Church, she had been a Bible School teacher, choir member and Women of the ELCA member.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Leo Hartis, in July 2002, to whom she was married 62 years; brothers Clyde and Frank Liles; and sisters Grace Cline, Nina Patterson and Helen Liles.Family members left with cherished memories include her daughter, Janice Hartis of China Grove; her son, Michael Hartis and wife Judy of China Grove; two grandchildren, Laura Beth Barnhart and husband Kelly and Julia Ann Chrismon and husband Glenn; and her great-grandchildren, Jacob Barnhart and Macey Chrismon.

Arrangements: The family will receive friends Wednesday evening 6-8 p.m. at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove. Funeral services to remember and celebrate the life of Mrs. Hartis will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 at Ebenzer Lutheran Church, conducted by Pastor Bob Young, minister. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials: May be made to Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 4914 Old Beatty Ford Road, China Grove, NC 28023.

The family would like to thank Carillon Assisted Living, Liberty Commons Nursing Center and Liberty Commons Hospice for the care, concern and love they provided for Mrs. Hartis.Online condolences may be made at www.linnhoneycuttfuneralhome.c omLinn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove is serving the Hartis family.

Sandra Elizabeth Boger
SALISBURY - Ms. Sandra Elizabeth Boger, age 72, daughter of the late Ralph and Esther Bost, was born June 18, 1942, in Concord. She died Oct. 23, 2014.She graduated from Logan High School, after which she graduated from Catawba College with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Ms. Boger retired from Celanese Fiber Operations. She was a member of Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church. Ms. Boger enjoyed playing with the Senior Softball League, golf and pool. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers and sister Melvin Boger, John Hugh Boger, Esther Juanita Blanton, James Hurley Boger, Charles Homer Boger, Martin Boger and Clarence Boger; Survivors include her daughter, Jacqueline T. Bush (David) of Cary; brothers Edward Lee Boger, Cleveland, Ohio, and Gary Leon Boger, Salisbury; honorary daughter and loving caregiver Bridgett Wilson, Salisbury; niece Robbin Price, Salisbury; special family member Hattie Mae Harris, Salisbury; grandchildren Brookelynne Turner, Cary, Mauria Turner, China Grove, Patrick Bush, Wellington, Colo.; great- grandchildren Eli Brown and Kya Turner; and a host of nieces and nephews from North Carolina to Maryland, to D.C., to California.

The family will be meeting at the home at 3465 Hickory Place, Salisbury.Arrangements: Visitation will be 2 p.m. funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Friday, at Whosoever Will Let Them Come Church, Spencer, with the pastor, Bishop Chris F. Brown, and Pastor Patricia Brown officiating. Burial will in Rowan Memorial Park in the MLK Section. Services are entrusted to Hairston Funeral.

Harry Wayne Bentley
ROCKWELL - Harry Wayne Bentley, 69, a loving husband, father and pawpaw went to see Jesus Sunday morning, Oct. 26, 2014, at home surrounded by his loving family.Harry was born March 22, 1945, in Cabarrus County, a son of the late James Roscoe Bentley and Dovie Ann Bentley. He attended the Rowan County Schools and worked in Cannon Mills in Kannapolis for 20 years. He was owner of Harry W. Bentley Construction - Custom Built Homes, a job he loved.He enjoyed going on fishing trips to the Outer Banks with his family and being outside. He was a member of Kannapolis West A Church of God.Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Myra Craig Bentley; two daughters, Lisa Bentley-Hawks (Rusty) of China Grove and Kelly Cole (Jeff) of Rockwell; two sons, Harold Bentley (Miranda) and Michael Loftis (Jessie), both of Kannapolis; 11 grandchildren, Hannah, Abigail and Phoebe Cole, Zaiden and Declan Bentley, Michael, Rylan and Aaralyn Loftis, Jesse, Alex and Garrett Hawks; special friend, Donnie Haynes; sister, Shirley Correll (Sonny) of Salisbury; two brothers, Larry Bentley (Mary Sue) of Kannapolis and Randy Bentley (Robbie) of Rockwell; sister-in-law, Jennie Wyrick (Doug) of Mooresville; and brother-in-law, Hank Craig of Rockwell.

Service:A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at Kannapolis West A Church of God. Pastor Sam Crisp, Dr. Greg Sloop, Jeff Cole and Harold Bentley will officiate. Interment will follow at Brookhill Memorial Gardens in Rockwell.Visitation:The family will receive friends from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at Kannapolis West A Church of God.Remembrances for the family may be made to Lady's Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting Harry's family.

Rebecca Evans-Phelps
CHINA GROVE - Rebecca Lynn Evans-Phelps, 53, passed away Tuesday morning, Oct. 28, 2014, at her residence.

Arrangements: The family will receive friends Friday 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Linn- Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove. Burial follows at Green Lawn Private Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.linnhoneycuttfuneralhome.

Norma H. Cox
SALISBURY - Mrs. Norma "Weenie" Holloway Cox, 61, of Salisbury, passed away Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center. She was born Jan. 4, 1953, in Rowan County to the late John and Jean Lee Holloway. She was a graduate of West Rowan High School, worked at Linn Corriher Mill in Landis and later worked as a cook.She is survived by her husband, Mr. William Roy Cox II; children Michelle Leigh Nodine and husband Heath of China Grove, Brian Patrick Brown, Johnny Marvin Cross, Deborah Lynn Cross, all of Salisbury, Thomas Jason Cross and wife Jennifer of Olin; step-children Tiffany Cox of China Grove and Heather Cox of Charlotte; grandchildren Garrett Owens, Grayson Owens, Cayla Nodine, Kaleb Brown, Hailey Tippins, Christopher Vain, Natalie Cross, Abbie Carter, Lydia Carter, Noah Overcash and Joshua Barringer.

Service: There will be a memorial service held Saturday, Nov. 1, at 11 a.m. at West Corinth Baptist Church conducted by Pastor Robert Suttles. Visitation: The family will have a reception and celebration of life following the service in the fellowship hall at the church.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West Corinth Baptist Church, 120 Corinth Church Road, Mooresville, NC 28115 or to the charity of the donor's choice .Carolina Cremation of Salisbury and Charlotte is assisting the family of Mrs. Cox. Online condolences may be made at

Antonio M. Chambers
SALISBURY - Mr. Antonio Montreal Chambers, 25, of 936 E. Lafayette St., entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014.

Arrangements: Friday, Oct. 31, Visitation, 12 p.m. Funeral: 1 p.m., Love Christian Center, Long Street, East Spencer. Interment: Rowan Memorial Park. Boone-Carroll Funeral Home, Cleveland, is assisting the Chambers family.

Cecil T. Bost
SALISBURY - Cecil Terry Bost, 43, of Salisbury, who was born to the late John and Madelin Hasell Bost on March 3, 1971, in New Haven, Conn., departed his life Thursday Oct. 23, 2014, at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center.He was a member of Love Christian Center and was last employed at Florence Regional Medical Center.He leaves memories to his son Cecil T. Bost Jr. of Ansonia, Conn.; brothers John A. (Lavern) Bost, Fayetteville, Keith D. (Tracey) Bost, Salisbury, Bishop Kevin (Kimberly) Bost, Salisbury, Graylan Bost, Salisbury, Adrain (Keiva) Hasell, Conn., Robin Bost, Salisbury; sisters Sheryl Bost, Benita Bost, both of Salisbury, Madelyn Hasell, Frances Bost, both of New Haven, Conn., Michelle Hepburn, Atlanta, Ga.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements: Memorial Service will be Saturday, Nov. 1, at 12:30 p.m. at Love Christian Center in East Spencer. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to service. Rowan Funeral Services is assisting the Bost family.

Patricia A. Anglin
SALISBURY - Patricia Ann Anglin, 57, of Salisbury, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family. Patricia was born on June 23, 1957, in Little Rock, Ark., a daughter of the late JD and Mary Helen Lambeth Anglin. Patricia dearly loved spending time with her friends and family, especially her grandchildren.In addition to her parents, Patricia was preceded in death by her brothers, James Daniel Anglin, Ronnie Lamar Anglin and JD "Tiny" Anglin; and sister Linda Gail Cardwell. Patricia is survived by her sons, Raymond Joseph Anglin and wife April and Michael Wayne Anglin, both of Salisbury; grandchildren Tyler Joseph Anglin, Kailey Ann Anglin, Victoria Maylynn Anglin, Megyan Nicole Anglin, Jordan Michael Anglin, Landon Drew Creason and Dylan Parker Creason; niece Jacqueline Shumaker; and daughter-in-law Nicole Lynn Parker.

Service: There will be a Celebration of Life Service on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. at 730 Jackson Road, Salisbury, NC 28146.

Memorials:Memorials in honor of Patricia may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.Carolina Cremation is assisting the Anglin family. Online condolences may be made at