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Paul Sanders Smith
Former NC State Senator, Paul Sanders Smith, 88, of Salisbury, passed away on Thursday February 4, 2016 at the NC State Veterans Home in Salisbury. Born in Salisbury North Carolina on March 16, 1927 to Karl F. Smith and Mary Sanders Smith, he retired in 1991 as Executive Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for Holding Brothers Texaco. He graduated from Boyden High School in 1948; attended Catawba College; Petroleum Marketers Institute at UNC Chapel Hill; and Legislative Leaders Advanced Management Institute at Boston University. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was elected to the Rowan County Board of Commissioners and served as Chairman. He served seven terms in the NC Senate representing Rowan, Davie, Davidson, and Iredell counties, with eight years in the role of Minority Whip during the Governor James Martin Administration. He served as Joint Republican Caucus Leader; Rowan County Republican Party Chairman; GOP Presidential Elector; Advisory Budget Commission member; Inaugural Committee member; Public School Forum member; and Southern Regional Education Board member. He was past president of Salisbury Sales and Marketing; Salisbury Rowan M Merchants; Rowan Oil Dealers; Salisbury Chamber of Commerce; and North Carolina State Football Officials Association. He served on the Advisory Boards of the Central N.C. Boy Scout Council; The Salvation Army; The Salisbury Rotary Club for 46 years and a Paul Harris Fellow; The North Carolina Transportation Museum, Emeritus; The NC Merchants A Association; The United Way; and the Yadkin PeeDee River Basin. He received the "Friend of the Boy"; "Boss of the Year"; "Citizen of the Year"; "Man of the Year"; Rowan Public Library "Friend of the Year"; NFIB Guardian of Small Business; "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award"; Taxpayers Best Friend; Merchants' Association Lifetime Achievement Award; Oil Industry Award; Boy Scouts' Order of the Arrow; Scouter's Key; and was presented The Order of the Long Leaf Pine by Governor James Martin. He was a lifelong member of St. John's Lutheran Church where he served on the church council; pulpit committee; Men of the church; Vice-President of the J.L. Fisher Bible Class; Chairman of the Education Committee; Lutheran Services Foundation; usher team; Little League Coach; Basketball Coach; and Scoutmaster of Troop 443. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister, Merrea S. Weinhold and two brothers Karl F. Smith, Jr. and infant Thomas Smith. He was married to Alda Olivia Clark on September 4, 1950. He is survived by his wife and children: Paula Smith Thomas-Kirk and husband Tom of Raleigh, NC; Charles Sanders Smith and wife Pamela of Salisbury, NC; and Amy Smith Stokes and husband Glenn of Salisbury, NC; and five grandchildren Ben Thomas, Charlotte Smith Staton and husband Will, Caroline Smith, Will Stokes and wife Emily; and Grace Stokes.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday February 10, 2016 at 2:00 PM at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Salisbury. The family will receive friends for a reception following the service at the church on Wednesday. The family will have a private burial.

Memorials may be sent to Boy Scout Troop 443, St. John's Lutheran Church, 200 West Innes Street, Salisbury, North Carolina, or to the Salvation Army, 620 Bringle Ferry Rd., Salisbury, NC 28144.

Powles Staton Funeral Home, honored provider of veterans funeral care is serving the Smith family. Online condolences may be made at

Gregory Allan Patterson
Mr. Gregory Allan Patterson, 39, of China Grove, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at his residence. He was born Aug. 15, 1976, in Rowan County. He was preceded in death by his father, Allan Douglas Patterson. A 1994 graduate of Mooresville High School, he attended CPCC. Mr. Patterson worked for MI Connections in Mooresville. His hobbies included coaching his kids, grilling out, playing golf and spending time with family and friends. He was a fan of the Washington Redskins. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Amanda McConnell Patterson, to whom he was married Aug. 2, 2006. Also surviving are his sons, Brady Patterson and Zach Wheeler; mother Sherry Fink Patterson (Mike); sister Donna Patterson (Allen); mother-in-law Susie Patterson; and his beloved dog, Sassie.

Arrangements: Visitation is Tuesday from 3-5 p.m. at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove with memorial service at 5 p.m., also at the funeral home with Rev. Jeff Blevins, minister.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Heart Association , 222 S. Church St., #303 Charlotte, NC 28202. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.linnhoneycuttfuneralhome.c om

Margaret Kelley Moore
Margaret Kelley Moore, 87, f formerly of Pleasant Avenue, d died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, a at Five Oaks Nursing Center. S She was born March 28, 1928, i in Anson County, the daughter o of the late Charlie and Flora K Kelley. She was preceded in d death by her sons, Richard W Wayne Moore and Gerald Lee M Moore; grandson Wesley Moore; s sisters Virginia Kelley and K Kathleen Coley; and brothers P Pete Kelley and Buck Kelley. M Margaret had formerly worked a at Kiddie College Daycare and K Kid's Korner Daycare for many y years. She was a member of W West Point Baptist Church. S She loved working in her y yard. She also collected b bells, baby dolls and angels. S She is survived by her d daughter-in-law, Susan Moore B Bare (Mike); granddaughter A April Moore Plemmons (Cody); g great-grandchildren Brody and K Knox Plemmons; and her s sister, Alma Kendall.

Arrangements: A graveside service will be held at 12 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9 at Carolina Memorial Park officiated by Rev. Charlie Littlejohn. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Whitley's Funeral Home.

Memorials: May be made to West Point Baptist Church, 1100 Pine St., Kannapolis, NC 28081. Online condolences may be left at

Elizabeth Ingram Beaver
Mrs. Elizabeth Ingram Beaver, 80, of China Grove, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at Avante Nursing Home. Born on June 11, 1935, in Rowan County, she was the daughter of the late Theodore Council and Frances Hampton Ingram. Educated in the Rowan County schools, she was a charter member of Genesis Baptist Church. Mrs. Beaver retired from Cone Mills as an inspector. Mrs. Beaver and her husband enjoyed camping and gospel music. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband for over 63 years, Wayne Estes Beaver. Also surviving her are her children, Larry Beaver (Joyce), Pamela Winecoff (Gary) and Deborah Brown (Lance), all of China Grove; brother Wayne Ingram of Georgia; sisters Mary Ann Carter of Maine and Nancy Fisher of Kannapolis. Mrs. Beaver is also survived by four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Arrangements: Visitation is Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 12 noon at Genesis Baptist Church with funeral at 12 p.m., also at the church with Rev. Gene Edwards, minister. Entombment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park.

flowers, memorials may be made to Genesis Baptist Church, 9710 Old Concord Road, China Grove, NC 28023. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.linnhoneycuttfuneralhome.c om

James Wesley Adams
James Wesley Adams, 76 years of age, of Kannapolis, passed away Saturday, February 6, 2016.

James was born October 16, 1939 in Mississippi to the late Jesse and Granny Adams

The family will receive friends from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, Monday, February 8, 2016 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord. The funeral service will begin at 1:00 pm in Hartsell Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, 1504 W. Sugar Creek Road, Charlotte, NC.

Survivors include his daughters, Sheri (Andy) Fisher of Concord, Lisa Adams of Concord and Kristi (Grayson) Massey of Monroe; his sons, James Wesley (Karen) Adams, Jr. of Charlotte, John Adams of Concord and Shane Adams of Conway, SC; his eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren,.

Hartsell Funeral Home is serving the Adams family.

Online condolences may be made at

Robert "Bob" Franklin Foster
Robert "Bob" Franklin Foster, 70, of Rockwell, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at his home. Bob was born on June 14, 1945 to Fred and Pauline Gullet Foster in Davie County, NC. Bob worked for F&F BBQ in Cooleemee, and he was a member of Woodleaf Baptist Church. He enjoyed working on go karts and racing them in Woodleaf. Bob is survived by his Wife of over 45 years Paula Jones Foster, whom married on September 11, 1969; Daughter, Sonia Yates of Rockwell; Sister, Freida Jane Foster of Cooleemee; Brother, Richard Foster of Spencer; Mother-in- law, Evelyn West Jones of Rockwell; Special Sister-In- Law, Sandra Gayle Jones; many nieces and nephews; and his 4 beloved dogs. In addition to parents, Bob was preceded in death by Sister, Gail Arey.

Visitation will be held Friday, February 12, 2016, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm at Powles Staton Funeral Home, Rockwell, NC. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 12, 2016, 2:00 pm at the Powles Staton Funeral Home, with Pastor Chris Williams of Woodleaf Baptist Church and Rev. Charles Carver of West Park Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the West Park Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in memory of Bob may be made to Powles Staton Funeral Home PO Box 248 Rockwell NC 28138 to help with final expenses.

Powles Staton Funeral Home of Rockwell, honored provider of Veterans Funeral Care, is assisting the family of Bob Foster . Online condolences may be made at

Edith Bost Ribelin
Edith Bost Ribelin, 89, of Rockwell, passed away on Monday, February 8, 2016 at the Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House in Salisbury. She was born on January 22, 1927 to Shuford and Fallie Holshouser Bost in Rockwell, NC. Edith was a graduate of Rockwell High School. She was a member of Grace Lower Stone Reformed Church, the Red Hat Brigade Society, and Powles Funeral Home TLC. Edith enjoyed bowling and traveling in her later years. Edith is survived by her Son, John Kriminger and wife Cindy of Salisbury; Daughter, Kim Cochran and husband Wayne of Salisbury; Sister, Rebecca Eidson of Rockwell; Three Granddaughters, Elisha Slagle, Jessica Dallas and husband Nathan, Hailey Kriminger; Grandson, Taylor Kriminger; In addition to her parents, Edith was preceded in death by Husband, John Lester Kriminger, Husband, Herman Ribelin, Grandson, Barry Stoner, Brothers, Bernard Bost, Derwood Bost, Delmar Bost.

Visitation will be held Thursday, February 11, 2016, 10:00 am - 11:00 am at Powles Staton Funeral Home, Rockwell. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2016, 11:00 am at the Powles Staton Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Dr. Steven DeGangi Pastor of Grace Lower Stone Reformed Church, officiating.

In leiu of flowers, memorials in memory of Edith may be made to Powles Staton Funeral Home to help with final expenses.

Powles Staton Funeral Home of Rockwell, honored provider of Veterans Funeral Care, is assisting the family of Edith Ribelin . Online condolences may be made at

Jarvis Knight, Jr.
Jarvis Knight, Jr. 78, of Rockwell, passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2016. Jarvis was born on February 9, 1937 to Jarvis and Fronia Nickelson Knight in Pageland, SC. He was educated in the Pageland, SC schools. Jarvis worked for and retired from Daniels Construction. Jarvis was a very active member of First Baptist Church of Rockwell who gave freely of his time and talents, he served as a Deacon and Usher; he loved to cook for church functions and even made cookers for a few lucky members. Jarvis enjoyed playing Bluegrass Music, he was active at the Granite Quarry Civitan Fiddler's Convention where he was a judge for years. Jarvis is survived by his Wife of over 60 years, Mary Lucille Knight, whom he married August 7, 1954; Son, Mitchel Dean Knight and wife Dayna of Rockwell; Two Daughters, Kathy Elaine Rodriguez and husband Juan of China Grove, Danette Lynn Cook and husband Mark of Maryville, TN; Two Sisters, Elizabeth Jackson of Salisbury, Pearly Beckham of Lancaster, SC; Two Granddaughters, Amy Martin and husband Byron, Summer Thomason; Two Grandsons, Myles Cook and wife Courtney, Jerad Cook and wife Amy; Four Great-grandsons, Reece Martin, Maksim Martin, Hayden Martin, Leland Thomason; In addition to his parents, Jarvis was preceded in death by a Grandson, Joshua Knight, Sisters, Arnita Linsey and Almetha More, Brothers, Ward Knight, James Knight and Noah Knight.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Powles Staton Funeral Home, Rockwell, NC. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 2:00 pm at the First Baptist Church of Rockwell, with Rev. Matthew Laughter, officiating. Burial will follow in the First Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials in memory of Jarvis may be made to First Baptist Church of Rockwell Building Fund PO Box 756 Rockwell NC 28138.

Powles Staton Funeral Home of Rockwell, honored provider of Veterans Funeral Care, is assisting the family of Jarvis Knight. Online condolences may be made at

Arthur Tilton Yarrow
Arthur Tilton Yarrow, 77, of Salisbury, NC passed away February 8, 2016 Rowan Medical Center. Arthur was born on June 21, 1938 to Harold A. and Eugenia L. Yarrow in Rahway, New Jersey where he grew up and graduated from Rahway High School. Arthur enjoyed camping in and walking the hills of West Virginia with his best friend Wes Hodges, also he enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Arthur is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Darlene S. Yarrow: Son; Keith Yarrow; daughter, Leslie Ramsey; granddaughters, Morgan Mauney, Shyla Yarrow; grandson, James N. Eads III and two great grandchildren, Ivy Mauney and Corbin Weisner. There are no services planned at this time.

Summersett Funeral Home is handling the Yarrow arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

William Lee Fulton, Sr. Bill
William Lee Fulton, Sr. Bill 83, passed Sr. Bill 83, passed away on Tuesday, February 2, Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at his home, surrounded his home, surrounded by his family, in Salisbury, family, in Salisbury, NC.

He was born on November 5, 1932 to Walter and 1932 to Walter and Mary Fulton of Leaksvill Fulton of Leaksville, NC. He was a 1951 graduate was a 1951 graduate of Leaksville High Sch Leaksville High School, and employed by Fieldcr employed by Fieldcrest Cannon as a Systems Analys as a Systems Analyst before retiring in 1992. B retiring in 1992. Bill also proudly served in t proudly served in the North Carolina National G Carolina National Guard for 32 years before ret 32 years before retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. Lieutenant Colonel. Bill mostly enjoyed bein mostly enjoyed being surrounded by his f surrounded by his family. He was a military hist was a military history buff who enjoyed reading who enjoyed reading and studying military s studying military strategy, and watching war mo and watching war movies. He was an expert chess was an expert chess/checker opponent who never opponent who never lost to any of his children any of his children. Bill was also an avid Caroli also an avid Carolina Panthers fan and re Panthers fan and remained loyal from their be loyal from their beginning.

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Bill was a member of MOAA (Military Officer (Military Officers Association of Am Association of America); a Life Member of th Life Member of the American Legion; and a mem Legion; and a member of the Gideons. He also Gideons. He also served with Habitat for Human Habitat for Humanity, and the Baptist Mens Dis Baptist Mens Disaster Relief group.

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Most important, Bill was a kind, giving Hu kind, giving Husband and Father, saved b Father, saved by the shed Blood of our Lo Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. For tha Christ. For that, his family will always be will always be grateful and have peace!

have peace!

Bill is survived by his Wife of over 63 yea of over 63 years, Betty Ferguson Fulto Ferguson Fulton; Daughter, Cheryl Whitehi Cheryl Whitehill and husband Art of Randlem Art of Randleman, NC; Two Sons, Bill Ful Sons, Bill Fulton, Jr. and wife Linda of wife Linda of Sunset Beach, NC; David Fult NC; David Fulton of Richmond, VA; and 7 gran VA; and 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchi great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Bill was pre Bill was preceded in death by his Stepmoth his Stepmother, Kathleen Fulton; Brot Fulton; Brother, Wayne Fulton; and Fulton; and Sister, Janet Weddle.


Memorials in memory of Bill may be mad may be made to Hospice of Rowan Coun Rowan County, and Wounded Warrior Pr Warrior Project.
There will be a Memorial Service c Service celebrating the life and servi and service of William L. Fulton No Fulton North Carolina Army National National Guard Lt. Col. Retired o Retired on Friday, February 12, 2016 12, 2016 at 1:00 PM at the Salisbury Salisbury National Cemetery. Full Mili Full Military honors provided by North by North Carolina National Guard. < Guard.

Carolina Cremation is honored to serv to serve the family of Bill Fulton. Fulton. Online condolences may be may be made at

Frances Corriher Barringer
Frances Corriher Barringer, 92, passed away Feb. 7, 2016, at Liberty Commons Nursing Home. Born May 22, 1923, in Rowan County to the late Foil Corriher and Lillian Lipe Corriher, she was educated at China Grove High School and retired from Fiber Industries. She was also owner and operator of Frances Grill. She loved softball in high school, where she was a pitcher. She also loved socials, parties and square dancing. Survivors include a son, Billy Isley and wife Martha of China Grove; a daughter, Debra Lee and husband Ernest of Kannapolis; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Harold, Charles and Elmer Corriher, all of China Grove; three sisters, Nell Cope of Cooleemee, Mildred Wiggins of Mooresville and Judy Safley of Salisbury.

Arrangements: Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Mt. Zion United Church of Christ with the Rev. Mark Burns and Rev. John Smith, with a visitation on Thursday one hour prior to service. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery.

Memorials: May be made to Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House, 1229 Statesville Blvd., Salisbury, NC 28144; or Mt. Zion United Church of Christ, New Construction Fund, P.O. Box 1298, China Grove, NC 28023. Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove will be serving the Barringer family.

Joshua Michael Jenkins
September 17, 1977 - February 9, 2016
Joshua Michael Jenkins, 38 years of age, of Concord, passed away Febuary 9, 2016 at his home.

Joshua was born September 17, 1977 in Cabarrus County to Michael Reece Jenkins and Pamela Lisk McClure. He was preceded in death by grandfather, Tommy Welton Lisk, and step grandfather, Paul Jackson Austin, Sr..

Arrangements are currently pending.

Survivors include mother, Pamela Lisk McClure of Concord; father, Michael Reece Jenkins of Concord; son, Lawson Cayle Jenkins of Concord; step-father, Marvin Lee Austin of Mt Pleasant; maternal grandmother, Betty Page Lisk of Concord; paternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs Calvin Reece Jenkins; step grandmother, Hazel Smith Austin; and numerous other family members and loved ones.

Memorials may be made to Hartsell Funeral Home, PO Box 7, Albemarle NC 28002, credit card payments accepted by telephone at (704)786- 1161.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord is serving the Jenkins family.

Online condolences may be made at

Flora Merinda Woodie Ellenburg
Mrs. Flora Merinda Woodie Ellenburg, 49, of Salisbury, NC passed away Monday, February 8, 2016 in Chester, SC from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Born January 20, 1967 in Jefferson, NC to the late Flora Brooks and Edward Hampton Woodie, she attended Rowan County Schools and obtained her CNA license from Rowan Cabarrus Community College. She was a homemaker. She loved planting flowers and making flower arrangements. She enjoyed life and her grandchildren dearly.

Preceding her in death was her husband Edward Eddie Ellenburg on October 21, 1996.

Surviving is her son, Jake Ellenburg of Salisbury, NC; daughter, Casey Ellenburg of Lexington, NC; brothers, Edward Woodie of Salisbury, NC; Marshall Woodie of Tennessee; and Billy Woodie of Salisbury, NC; sisters, Darlene Duckett of South Carolina; Joyce Hartman of Salisbury, NC; and Kathy Earnhardt of Salisbury, NC; and four grandchildren: Carmen Hart, Destiny Hart, Anthony Duncan, Jr. and Jaydyn Ellenburg.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Friday (Feb. 12) at Summersett Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held at 11 AM Saturday (Feb. 13) at Summersett Memorial Chapel, conducted by Rev. Keith Woodie. Burial will follow at Rowan Memorial Park.

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