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Deborah Lee Bukowski
Deborah Lee Bukowski, 60, of Salisbury, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015, at Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House. Born on July 21, 1955, she was the daughter of the late Eugene David Crump and the stepdaughter of Peggy Crump of Mooresville. Deborah attended Garinger High School in Charlotte. She worked as a manager of retail stores and was Baptist by faith. She was preceded in death by her father, Eugene David Crump. Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Roger Furman Jr. and girlfriend Ashley Griffin of Salisbury; daughter Davin Furman of Callahan, Fla.; special family friend Jill Furman of Kannapolis; daughters Michelle Stegall of Charlotte, Kim Lucas and husband Eddie of Monroe; brother David Crump and wife Juanita of Statesville; sisters Sheila Guiton and husband Kenny of Pennsylvania, Amy Dyson and husband Scott of Mooresville; grandchildren Lindsay, Katelyn, Tyler and Spencer Furman, Bryant Taylor, Bradon Krimminger, Nicki Furman, Cassidy, Joseph, Kayla and Lauren; nieces and nephews Cheryl, Jennifer, Ashley, Nathan, Alicia, Landon and Talon.

Celebration of Life: 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 at Eastwood Baptist Church, 320 Cook St., Kannapolis, NC 28083. The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall following the service. Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Bukowski family. Online condolences may be made at www.lyerlyfuneralhome.com


Leda Shirley Wooten Hawks
Leda Shirley Wooten Hawks, 89, of Graham, died Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at her home. She was a native of Galax, Va., retired from the textile industry, was a homemaker and was a member of Good Hope Church in Fancy Gap, Va. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney Hawks; and her parents, Edgar George and Elva Frost Wooten. She is survived by her son, William Anderson Andy Hawks of Graham.

Arrangements: A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Good Hope Cemetery in Fancy Gap, Va. Visitation was Friday evening at McClure Funeral Home in Graham. At other times, the family is at the residence. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.mcclurefuneralservice.net


William Harvey Streetman Jr.,
Mr. William Harvey Streetman Jr., 73, of Salisbury, passed away at Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House on July 27, 2015. Mr. Streetman was born on Dec. 13, 1941, in Schley County, Ga., the son of the late William Harvey Streetman Sr. and the late Annie Lou McDaniel Streetman. He was educated in Schley County schools. Mr. Streetman retired from Oakwood and Clayton Homes. He actively attended Faith Baptist Church. He enjoyed gardening, working in his yard, fishing and spending time with his family. In addition to his parents, Mr. Streetman was preceded in death by a sister, Pearl Streetman Rogers. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Linda Greene Streetman, who he married July 13, 1963; one son, William Michael Mike Streetman and wife Julie of Granite Quarry; one brother, Elbert Streetman and wife Joann of Ellaville, Ga. He is also survived by two grandchildren, one great- grandchild, five nephews and five nieces.

Arrangements: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 31 at Powles Funeral Home Chapel in Rockwell with the Rev. Joe Smith officiating. The family will have a private burial. Powles Funeral Home of Rockwell is serving the Streetman family. Online condolences may be left at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.


Shirley Ann Willis Williams
Shirley Ann Willis Williams, age 79, passed away on Monday, July 27, 2015, at Tucker Hospice House, Kannapolis, after a short illness. She was born Dec. 25, 1935, in Robeson County. Shirley was employed for many years as a waitress with the area What-A-Burger restaurants until her retirement. She attended Eva Drive Baptist Church, Concord. Her family fondly remembers her love of cooking for them, especially gravy and biscuits. She was also the Mama figure that everyone would talk about and was an awesome mother and grandmother. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Elbert Williams. Survivors include her children, Bruce Williams (Kathy) of China Grove, Michael Williams (Sibylle) of Kannapolis, Dale Williams (Cheryl) of Landis and Marshall Williams of Elkin; seven grandchildren, Charles Bruce Williams Jr. (Dawn), Kevin Williams (Laura), Kellie Williams Thompson (William Wallace Sr.), Mitchell and Elizabeth Williams, Andy and Kim Williams, Gavin Williams and Jamie Welch (Beth); nine great-grandchildren, Brittany and Michael Williams, William Wallace Jr. and Albert Wallace, Hayden and Hunter Welch, Liam and Hannah Williams, and Autumn, Allison and Tyler Williams; one brother, Bo Willis of Lumberton; two special kids, Bonnie and Larry Duncan; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements: The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 31 at Whitley's Funeral Home Main Chapel, Kannapolis, officiated by Rev. Keith Navey. Burial will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park, China Grove. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 30 at the funeral home.

Memorials: May be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081. Online condolences may be left at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com.


James Alan (Truck) Hicks
James Alan (Truck) Hicks, age 44, died unexpectedly in the line of duty in Stanly County on Monday, July 27, 2015. He was born March 14, 1971, in Wake County, the son of Frances Medlin Hicks of Concord and the late James Lawrence Hicks III. In 1986 Alan began his career in fire safety with the Harrisburg Volunteer Fire Dept. Then, later, over the years, he was affiliated with Flowes Store Volunteer Fire Dept. and Jackson Park Volunteer Fire Dept. for 10 years, having served as chief for two years. He also worked for Concord Fire and Rescue for 10 years and Badin Volunteer Fire Depts. for some time. He then entered the Air National Guard Fire Dept. for five years having served as its captain for two years also. He found time in his busy life to also serve as a fire instructor at Cleveland Community College, Shelby. He was a member and deacon at Independence Square Baptist Church, Kannapolis. His family fondly remembers him as a loving husband, father, son and brother. He enjoyed the pastimes of playing golf and going fishing. He also had a special bond with his beloved dog, Sassie. In addition to his mother the survivors include his wife, Jenny Church Hicks; his son, Keith Hicks & wife, Nikki of Mt. Pleasant, NC; his daughter, Amanda Hicks and his sister, Connie Hicks & her wife, Yvonee, both of Concord, NC; his grandfather, Lawrence Hicks, Jr. of Wake Forest, NC; and his large extended family of nieces, nephews, cousins, and in- laws.

Arrangements: The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 31 at The Refuge, 230 Refuge Highway, Kannapolis, officiated by Rev. Tim Jones. Burial with fire service honors will be at Mallard Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Charlotte. The family will receive friends from 12 to 2 p.m. at the church prior to the service. Please respect the family's wishes in your condolences at the church. They would like the service to start on time so please make your visits brief.

Memorials: May be made to Independence Square Baptist Church, 1615 Independence Square, Kannapolis, NC 28081; OR Gospel Light Baptist Church, 232 Green Drive SW, Concord, NC 28025; OR the N.C. Fallen Firefighters Foundation, 5820 Heatherstone Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606. Online condolences may be left at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com, Kannapolis, who is serving the family.


Selma Harward Hinson
Selma Harward Hinson, age 90, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at Caremoor Retirement Center, Kannapolis, after a period of declining health. She was born Sept. 14, 1924, in Stanly County, the daughter of the late Martin Luther Harward and Grace Lowder Harward. Selma was employed with the former Cannon Mills Company, Plant One, Spinning Room 7 for 50 years until her retirement. Her family fondly remembers many important traits about her life: she bought and paid for her own home; was a homebody that always saved money; and was always dependable. She also was a loyal person who always took care of herself and her son. He, in particular, remembers her buying three brand new Chevrolets and had perfect credit. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers: Ira Harward, Robert Harward and Conard Harward. Survivors include her son, Alvin Gerald Huneycutt and wife Pat of Kannapolis; two grandchildren, Chad Wayne Huneycutt and Travis Shane Huneycutt and wife Amanda; five great-grandchildren, Chad Junior Huneycutt, Able Huneycutt, Hunter Alley, Nicholas Alley and Nicole Alley.

Arrangements: The funeral service to celebrate her life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 at Memorial Baptist Church, Kannapolis, officiated by Rev. Tim McQueen. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park, Kannapolis. The family will receive friends from 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church prior to the service. Memorials: May be made to Memorial Baptist Church, 1785 Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannapolis, NC 28083. Online condolences may be left at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com, Kannapolis, who is serving the family.


Kermit Ben Mitchell Sr.,
Kermit Ben Mitchell Sr., 92, of Salisbury, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at his residence. Born in Iredell County on Jan. 26, 1923, he was the son of the late Mary Mitchell Nance and Noah Mitchell. Kermit was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp, serving from 1942-1946. He graduated from Cooleemee High School and Nashville Diesel College. He retired from Mitchell Distributing Company and taught part-time at Rowan Technical Institute. Kermit was a member of the Rowan Civitan Club, Jarrett American Legion, the VFW and First Baptist Church, Spencer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth Libby Mitchell; son Kermit Benjamin Mitchell, Jr. Survivors include his wife Elizabeth K. Page Mitchell; daughters Carol Stone (Tom) of Gastonia, Penny Rice (Doug) of Granite Quarry; stepson Jerry L. Page (Marilou) of Hershey, Pa.; grandchildren Kelly Perry (Joe), Mandy Ealy (David), Jeremy Mitchell (Nicole), Matthew Mitchell, Amy Turfa (Drew), Jordan Page, Kameron Page, Kathryn Page; great- grandchildren Jessi Perry White, Alex Perry, Rachel Ealy, Natalie Ealy, Gage Mitchell; and his beloved pets, Harley, Bubba and Lucky.

Visitation: 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Friday, July 31 at First Baptist Church, 215 Fifth St., Spencer, NC 28159. Service: Service to follow with Rev. Franklin Myers and Rev. Stephen Burrow. Burial will follow at Salisbury National Cemetery with military honors by the Lyerly Volunteer Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Spencer. Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Mitchell family. Online condolences may be made at www.lyerlyfuneralhome.com


David Allen Parker
Mr. David Allen Parker, 41, of Salisbury, passed away on Friday, July 24, 2015. Born on Oct. 7, 1973, in Stanly County, he was the son of Frank and Bonnie Clayton Parker. A graduate of North Stanly High School, he was employed by North Carolina Department of Corrections. He also worked for Food Lion Stores. His hobbies included playing golf and basketball and fishing. In addition to his parents, those left to cherish his memory are his wife Talesha S. Parker; son Austin Parker; daughter Averi Parker; and stepdaughter Aerial Yarboro. Also surviving him are his sisters, Beth Thompson (Mark) and Sherri Collins (Danny).

Arrangements: Visitation will be Saturday from 2-3 p.m. at Linn- Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove, with memorial service at 3 p.m. also at the funeral home with Rev. Bill Godair, minister. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.linnhoneycuttfuneralhome.c om


Preacher Walter Henry Reid
Preacher Walter Henry Reid, 82, of Landis, passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at Kiser Hospice House. Born on Aug. 20, 1932, in Rowan County, he was the son of the late James M. and Etta Mae Honeycutt Reid. Mr. Reid attended Rowan County schools and served his country in the U.S. Army, serving in Korea, where he received two Purple Heart medals. He retired from Cannon Mills after many years of service. Preacher Reid was dedicated to his family and his church and its ministries. Having served as a Sunday School teacher, he also did nursing home ministries and was a prayer warrior. He was a sincere, honest and joyful man who loved his family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Debbie Hill. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 65 years, Arnie Ruth Overcash Reid; daughters Sherry R. Brown (Ray) of Salisbury, Donna Eckstein (K.E.) of Albemarle; sons Buck Reid (Tina) and Jeff Reid (Tiffany), both of Kannapolis. Also surviving him are his sister, Elizabeth Garnett of Salisbury; grandchildren Jacqueline Merwin, Rudy Brown, Todd Eckstein, April Auman, Joshua Reid, Christopher Reid, Anna Reid, Mackenzie Reid, Logan Reid, Crystal Stratton, Michelle Broadway and Susan Evans; 15 great- grandchildren; and two great- great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a beloved friend, Charlie Gibson.

Arrangements: Visitation will be on Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove, with funeral on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church with Rev.John Melton, minister. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, with military honors by Rowan County Honor Guard. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.linnhoneycuttfuneralhome.c om


Myra Brock Lambert
Myra Brock Lambert, 54, of China Grove, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015, at Tucker Hospice House in Kannapolis. Born in Cabarrus County on Sept. 11, 1960, she was the daughter of Barbara Fortner Brock of Landis and the late Billy Doyle Brock. Myra attended South Rowan High School and Rowan Cabarrus Community College. She worked as a beautician and owned a salon. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her grandson, Zander Lane Miller. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Mark Lambert, who she married July 21, 1989; sons Christopher Miller and wife Ashley of Kannapolis, Stephen Miller of China Grove; daughter Miranda Miller of China Grove; brother Tony Brock of Salisbury; nephew Nicholas Brock.

The family will hold a private service. A public service will be held at a later date. Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Lambert family. Online condolences may be made at www.lyerlyfuneralhome.com


Trudy Francis Iddings Wilde
Mrs. Trudy Francis Iddings Wilde, 67, passed away July 29, 2015, at CMC/NorthEast in Concord. Mrs. Wilde was born Sept. 13, 1947, in Rowan County, the daughter of the late Martin Frederick Iddings and the late Esther Viola Morgan Iddings. Educated in the Rowan County schools, she was a 1965 graduate of North Rowan High School and attended the Louise Harkey School of Nursing at Cabarrus Memorial Hospital in Concord. Mrs. Wilde was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Salisbury Ward, where she played the piano. She was a merchandiser for Rack Room Shoes for a number of years. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and taking care of her cats. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Wilde was preceded in death by brothers Kenneth Iddings and Jerry Iddings. Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Howard O. Wilde of the home, who she married July 1, 1967; son Kenneth Wilde and wife Mardella of Salisbury; daughter Katie Wilde Redmon and husband David of China Grove; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday August 3, at 11:30am at the Powles Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Brother Jay Coalson.

Visitation: Monday, Aug. 3, from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Powles Funeral Home prior to the service. Inurnment will follow Monday, Aug. 3, at 1 p.m. at the Salisbury National Cemetery.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society , 6000 Fairview Road, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28210. Powles Funeral Home, an honored provider of Veterans Funeral Care is assisting the Wilde family. Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.


Peggy Buie Kepley
Peggy Buie Kepley, 89, of Salisbury, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks. Born in Lemon Springs on March 2, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Sadie Phillips Buie and William Gray Buie. Peggy was a very active member of Providence United Methodist Church as long as her health permitted. Mrs. Kepley was a secretary with the Department of the Navy in Norfolk, Va. While residing in Norfolk, she met the love of her life, David. Once married, they made their home in Salisbury. She was a wonderful homemaker and mother to Mike and Cindy, and grandmother to Amy. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Dixie Nuckle and Sadie Wilson.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, David B. Kepley, who she married Dec. 9, 1950; son Michael Kepley of Salisbury; daughter Cindy Kreiser of Salisbury; granddaughter Amy Conarroe and fiancé Ben Wooten of Salisbury; sisters Dewie Rickard of Ohio, Sue Fisk of California; special cousin Jana McElroy of Atlanta, Ga.

Visitation: 3-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2 at Providence United Methodist Church, 6450 Bringle Ferry Road, Salisbury, NC 28146. Service: 4 p.m. at Providence United Methodist Church with the Rev. Aldana Allen officiating.

Memorials may be made to Providence Baptist Church. Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Kepley family. Online condolences may be made at www.lyerlyfuneralhome.com


Robert Bob Cook
Robert Bob Cook, 82, of Concord passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2015. He was born May 28, 1933 in Cabarrus County, the son of the late Nell Cook Hopkins. Bob was a people person and would start conversation with anyone. He never met a stranger. Bob was a kind and generous man with a fun and contagious spirit. His favorite passions in his life were spending time with his family, and being an insurance agent helping people. He also loved boating and enjoying the mountains. Bob retired from Nationwide Insurance after 42 years. He was a successful "grassroots" businessman who earned the trust and friendship of many folks in the Kannapolis community and surrounding areas. He was also honored to serve as a member of the Masonic Lodge and The Cabarrus Shrine Club, where he once served as President. He enjoyed being a member of the Kannapolis Lions Club, Winecoff Lions Club, Winecoff Volunteer Fire Department, volunteer at Camp Dogwood for the blind and visually impaired. He was also a frequent basketball and football referee and coach in the Winecoff community. Bob also served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his one and only true love and wife Faye Lipe Cook, his son, Steven Robert Cook of Mooresville NC, Grandson Robert Taylor Cook and wife Lacye Allison Cook of Concord NC, Granddaughter Miranda Cook Zoltanski and husband Mark Derek Zoltanski of Mooresville NC, and the grandchildrens' mother Teresa Taylor-Coffey of Denver NC. Sister Mary Ross Hopkins Atwell of Concord NC and Brother Samuel Hopkins of Concord. His 9-month old great-grandchildren, Rylan Robert Cook and Jake Derek Zoltanski will grow up hearing the memories and funny stories of their Great Grandfather. Bob was a lifelong member and supporter of Mt Olivet Methodist Church. Bob will be loved and missed by his friends, family and all who knew him. Our memory of you will never fade.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Sunday August 2nd at Whitley's Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, August 3, 2015 at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church jointly officiated by Pastor Cheryl A. Skinner & Rev. Wes Judy. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children . Online condolences may be left at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com


Bessie Louise Sloop Goodman
Bessie Louise Sloop Goodman past away July 30, 2015 following a long battle with dementia and chronic kidney disease. Louise was born July 27, 1926 at home in Kannapolis. She was the daughter of the late Waldo J. and Bessie M. Sloop. Louise was preceded in death by her husband of fifty one years, Paul S. Goodman who died in 1997. Her fourth grandchild, Jeremy Goodman passed away in 2013 following lifelong illnesses. She is survived by her son Phillip (Phil) M. Goodman and wife Jeanne of Kannapolis, grandson Phillip P.A. Goodman and wife Melissa of Duluth GA., granddaughter Deanna (Lani) G. Allen and husband Jesse of Chesapeake, VA. and granddaughter Charissa (Ipo) G. Stutts and husband Jonathan of Mount Pleasant, N.C. She is survived by two great grandchildren, Serena Stutts and grandson Abram Stutts, also of Mount Pleasant. Louise is also survived by her niece Lisa Goodman Hughes and husband Edwin of Canton, GA. Being one of fourteen children, Louise had five sisters and eight brothers. She was also preceded in death by sister Ruth Thornburg, brothers Herman Sloop, C.A. Sloop, J.D. Sloop, Guy Sloop and Jerry Sloop. Preceding Louise in death were all of her husband's relatives including her closest sister in law, Mary Aldridge Goodman who passed away July 18, 2015. Louise is survived by sisters Thelma S. Honeycutt and husband Calvin, Helen S. McGinnis and husband Elgin, Margaret S. York, and Linda S. Menius. Brothers who survived Louise include Jacob H. H. Sloop and wife Mary Lou, Franklin Sloop, Tommy Sloop and wife Paulette. Also surviving are two sisters-in- law, Vickye Sloop and Geraldine Sloop. Louise was also preceded in death by her late in life four legged friend named, Sassy who slept with her when Phil and Jeanne moved back to Kannapolis. She is also survived by two other grand dogs; Lindsey Louise, a 12 yr old Schnauzer names in her honor and a 2 year old yellow Labrador retriever, Dixieland's Grace.

Mrs. Goodman married Paul S. Goodman on August 17, 1946 and they lived at their residence in Kannapolis until their deaths. Louise graduated from Cannon High School in 1943 and went to work in the sewing room in Cannon Mills where she worked until the mid 1950's. She then worked at Becky Hinkle Fabrics on Cannon Boulevard till 1962 at which time she and Paul established Louise's Fabric Center. She owned and operated Louise's until she retired in 2001. Louise was a self taught seamstress who became known for her high quality work, creativity with fabric, low prices and large assortment of fabrics and notions. Throughout her career, Louise made ladies business attire, casual wear, beach wear, wedding gowns, formal wear, coats, hats, ties, curtains and table covers. She made garments for both state and federal senators' and congressmen's wives, local dignitaries, school teachers ,friends and relatives. For many years Louise made cheerleader, letter girl and majorette uniforms for several local junior high and high schools. She even made uniforms for NASCAR race teams. Later in life she mended uniforms for the local minor league baseball team. Louise loved to travel, bowl, go to baseball games and spend time at their timeshare in Florida. Louise was a very giving and caring person. She loved having her grandkids with her. She enjoyed her family dinners and reunions. Louise lived her life helping and giving to others. She loved her family and church. Grand kids were her greatest joy. In her own private way, she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was a lifelong member of Bethany Lutheran Church, now known as New Hope Lutheran. She served on the church council, finance committee, pulpit committee and supervised the Luther League. She was a member of and past president of the Clarice Women's Club. Louise's closest friend was her sister Thelma (Thelma and Louise as they were known) with whom she traveled, worked and vacationed with.

Visitation will be at Whitley's Funeral Home, Tuesday, August 4 from 7:00-9:00 pm. Funeral will be at Whitley's Funeral Home Main Chapel on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Carolina's Memorial Park, Kannapolis, NC. Online condolences may be left at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Cabarrus Pet Society, 207 S. Main St. Kannapolis, NC 28081 or New Hope Lutheran Church, 1615 Brantley Road, Kannapolis, NC 28083.


Sue Lollis Hulon
Sue Lollis Hulon, 78, of Salisbury passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at the Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House. Born in Alabama on April 16, 1937, she was the daughter of Veulah Connor and Homer Rogers. Sue was a member of the Salisbury Church of God. She was a loving and faithful wife. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clarence Lollis. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Vernie Shorty Hulon, whom she married on July 14, 2010; step-sons, Roddy Hulon of Salisbury, Clifton and Mike Lollis of Ivey, SC; step-daughter, Rita Hopkins of Salisbury; sisters, Peggy McDonald of Iowa, Nell Rogers of Alabama; nine step-grandchildren and four step-great- grandchildren.

Memorial Service: 7:00 PM Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at the Salisbury Church of God, 1715 2nd Street, Salisbury, NC 28144. Burial will be at Pyerian Baptist Church in Dillon, SC. Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Hulon family. Online condolences may be made at www.lyerlyfuneralhome.com


Mary Keith Painther
Mary Keith Painther, 84, of Salisbury passed away Friday, July 31, 2015 at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center. Born August 15, 1930 in Salisbury, she was the daughter of the late Edgar Lee Keith and Fannie Cauble Keith. Educated in the Salisbury schools, she attended Rowan Cabarrus Community College. Mrs. Painter was an LPN and was employed for Rowan Memorial Hospital, Jolene's Nursing Home and later at a private duty nurse before retiring. She was a charter member of Friendship Baptist Church, and the Adult 4 Sunday School Class. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sterling Avery Powell on May 8, 1988, and Lawrence Lee Painter in 1999; son Clyde M. Hailey on June 23, 2014 and 2 grandchildren. Those left to cherish her memory are his husband, Carl T. Buff; daughters, Rosie Bowers Sluder of Salisbury, Jane Beaver of Salisbury, Frankie Hutto of Lenoir, and Elizabeth Thomas of Salisbury; sons, Barry L. Hailey of Rockwell, Tim E. Hailey of Dorchester, WI, and Larry D. Hailey and wife Debbie of Charleston, SC; step-daughters, Freda Powell, Camille Hall, Frances Powell and Brenda Reed all of Morganton, Judy Furr and husband Roy of Lexington, Patty Carter and husband Harold of Lexington; step- sons, Troy Painther of Salisbury, William Bill Painther of Salisbury and Melvin Painther of Lexington; ten grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, numerous step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Monday (Aug. 3) at the Summersett Funeral Home and will be at the residence at other times. Funeral service will be conducted 11 AM  Tuesday (Aug. 4) at Friendship Baptist Church with the Rev. Jason Pierce officiating. Mrs. Painter will lie in state for 30 minutes before the service. Interment will follow at the Historic National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Friendship Baptist Church, 100 Porter Rd., Salisbury, NC 28146, National Kidney Foundation of NC, 4819 Park Rd., Suite C, Charlotte, NC 28209, or Relay For Life , c/o Frances Morris, 1103 Burkesway Dr., Salisbury, NC 28146 Summersett Funeral Home is assisting the Painther family. Online condolences may be made at www.summersettfuneralhome.com


John Franklin Frank Rary
John Franklin Frank Rary, 78, of Kannapolis went home to be with his Lord on July 31, 2015 from Tucker Hospice House after a brief period of declining health. His funeral will be held at 1:00 PM Monday, August 3 at Central Baptist Church, with Rev. Curtis Parker and Rev. Alan Reid officiating. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park at a later date. The family will receive friends at Whitley's Funeral Home from 7:00 to 9:00 PM on Sunday, August 2, at other times they will be at his residence. Frank was born December 6, 1936, in Cabarrus Co., a son of the late E. V. and Pearl Foil Rary. He was a lifelong area resident and was a member of Central Baptist Church. Frank was a supervisor in the Tin Shop at Cannon Mills for many years. He then worked for an HVAC shop in Mooresville and eventual worked for and retired from Home Depot in 2004. Frank gave 28 years of dedicated service to the city of Kannapolis as a Vol. Fire Department District Chief at the Royal Oaks Station. Frank loved to repair lawnmowers and was affectionately called the lawnmower man and always said he could fix anything except a watch because his tools were too big! He enjoyed fishing, camping and spending time with family and friends. He will be deeply missed. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 23 years, Dean Rary of the home; his daughter, Jan Swaringen, his son John L. Rary (Rita), both of Concord; his stepchildren, Rita Brigman (Rick) of Mooresville, Rhonda Lewis (Rick) of Kannapolis and Regina Cambell of Landis. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 6 great- grandchildren as well as a brother, Everette Rary (Toots) of Kannapolis and several nieces and nephews, including a special nephew, Chris Lambert.

Online condolences may be left at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com and memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church, 1810 Moose Rd., Kannapolis, NC 28083 or to Bob and Caroline Tucker Hospice House, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081.


Billy Ray (Bill) Stowe
Billy Ray (Bill) Stowe, age 83, passed away on Friday, July 31, 2015 at Tucker Hospice House, Kannapolis, NC after a brief illness.

He was born February 10, 1932 in Cabarrus County, NC, the son of the late Daniel Boone Stowe and Lula Fortner Stowe. Bill was employed with the former Cannon Mills Company, Plant One, Bleachery Dept. for over forty years until his retirement. He attended Clermont Freewill Baptist Church, Kannapolis, NC. His family fondly remembers his love of visiting sick people, having many, many friends, and really enjoying eating out at his favorite restaurants including Golden Corral and Jimmy's Restaurant. He also was a dedicated Andy Griffith Show fan wanting to always get home to watch episodes. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Gerald Sue Driver Stowe on January 4, 2008; and two brothers, Tommy Eugene Stowe and James Wilson Stowe.

The funeral service will be held at 11:30 am Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at Whitley's Funeral Home Main Chapel, Kannapolis, NC officiated by Rev. Leon Simmons. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park, Kannapolis, NC with military honors. The family will receive friends from 10:00 am to 11:30 am Tuesday at the funeral home prior to the service. Survivors include his step- children, Deborah Miller Lomax (Spencer) of Statesville, NC; Terry Keith Miller of China Grove, NC; two nephews, Reece S. Stowe (Darlene) and James Ray Stowe, both of Kannapolis, NC; a number of great-nieces & nephews.

Memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081. On-line condolences may be left at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com.


Roy Wilson Stowe
Roy Wilson Stowe September 2,1919 -----July 30, 2015 SOLDIER GOODBYE On Thursday, July 30, we lost our father, Roy Wilson Stowe. It is with great sadness in our hearts that my brother, Phil Stowe and I, Becky Stowe write this obituary about our father. He would have been 96 years old Sept. 2, 2015. Born in Rankin Heights, Belmont, NC he was the son of the late Jasper Pinkney Stowe and the late Minnie Matilda Ferris Stowe. Dad married my mother, Hilda Hope Moose in 1939. She died April 4, 1989 just after she and dad had celebrated 50 years of marriage. He was preceded in death by his youngest daughter, Sharon Lucas in 2006. Dad's survivors include a son, Phil Stowe of Salisbury, and a daughter, Becky Stowe of North Myrtle Beach, four grandchildren, Donnie Stowe of Concord, Elisha R. Sabido of Cornelius, Susan R. Lolley of Fernandina Beach, FL., Steven Stowe of Salisbury, four great grandchildren, and a very special family friend, Rebecca Edwards. He cherished his favorite companion, his dog, Buddy. Dad fought bravely and honorably during World War Two. He was awarded two Bronze stars for his service in combat and numerous other awards, serving in the US Army Air Force. He was a member of the Greatest Generation. In 1946 we moved from Belmont to Salisbury where dad worked for Salisbury Engravers until his retirement. He was a talented artist and photographer and developed his black and white and sepia prints in his studio at home. He always said that these photos will last forever, but colored ones won't. He was a self-taught guitarist and was interviewed by Arthur Smith on television. He loved reading and watching American Legion baseball and football. Your Sprit will always live in our hearts. We will never forget you and will always cherish the good memories. Love, Becky and Phil.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 AM, Monday, August 3, 2015 at Summersett Funeral Home, Salisbury. Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, August 3, 2015 at the Old Historic Salisbury National Cemetery, 202 Government Road, Salisbury, NC conducted by Rev. Michael Oney, pastor of Southside Church of God, China Grove and Military Honors will be conducted by the Rowan County Veterans Honor Guard. Summersett Funeral Home of Salisbury is assisting the Stowe family. Online condolences may be made to www.summersettfuneralhome.com


Ranne' Michelle Sioux
Ranne' Michelle Sioux, age 95, of Salisbury, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2015, at the Laurels of Salisbury. Ms. Sioux was born Feb. 21, 1920, in Roland, Iowa, the daughter of the late Dr. John Allan Snyder and Annie Adeline Shedd Snyder. She was educated in Roland, Iowa, Hornick, Iowa, Anadarko, Okla., and Davenport, Iowa, schools and graduated from Marycrest College for Women in Davenport, Iowa. She received a Bachelor degree in Education and Supervision from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Ill. Ranne' attended Goodman Theater in Chicago, Ill. for two years and became an actor and director. A Recreational Therapist, she was employed at the VA Hospital in Chicago, Ill., was Chief of the Recreation Therapist Section of the VA Hospital, Chillicothe, Ohio, and was Chief of Recreation Services at the W.G. Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury. She was employed by VA hospitals for 28 years before retiring in 1984. She was a member of Catholic Daughters and was of the Roman Catholic faith. Ms. Ranne' was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps serving during World War II, a member of Harold B. Jarrett American Legion Post 342, former member of Amvets Post 565, American Association of University Women, Altrusa Club, DAR Montezuma, Iowa, chapter, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Rowan Literacy Council, Chicago Art Institute and MADD of Rowan County. Preceding her in death was her brother, John Shedd Snyder, and sister Susan Snyder Johnson. Those left to cherish her memory are her niece, Kristin Armstrong of Gibson, Iowa; and nephew Vincent Johnson II of Montezuma, Iowa, and their families.

Graveside Service: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5 at Salisbury National Cemetery with military graveside rites.

Memorials: Salvation Army, 620 Bringle Ferry Road, Salisbury, NC 28144 or to Donor's Choice. Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Sioux family. Online condolences may be made at www.summersettfuneralhome.com.


Donald Ray Campbell
Donald Ray Campbell, 83, of Concord, NC passed away at his residence on July 30, 2015. Mr. Campbell was born on June 18, 1932 in Iredell County, NC the son of the late Ray Lanier Campbell and the late Mae Plyer Campbell. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Charles Norman Campbell and 2 sisters; Nancy Carolyn Campbell and Barbara Campbell Hines and a niece, Billie Galloway. Mr. Campbell was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the U.S. Navy and was a lifetime member of Poston Perkins V.F.W. He was a graduate of Cannon High School, attended Davidson College and Biscayne College. Don was a member of Lane Street Baptist Church. He retired from Fieldcrest Cannon after 42 years of service as a Dept. Manager of the Bleachery and Dryers Dept.

The service for Mr. Campbell will take place at 2:00 p.m., Monday, August 3, 2015 at Whitley's Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Brother Bud Welch. Burial will take place at Carolina Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12-2:00 before the service at Whitley's. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Tommie Clark Campbell of the home, nieces and nephews who affectionately called him Papaw Don; Candy Smith, Penny Hurst, Amber, Todd and Brian Widenhouse, Dustin and Cody Smith.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to: Lane Street Baptist Church, 2532 Lane Street, Kannapolis, NC 28083 or to: Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus Co., 5003 Hospice Ln, Kannapolis, NC 28081. Online condolences can be left at: www.whitleysfuneralhome.com


Nolah Anzonetta Fisher Edwards
Nolah Anzonetta Fisher Edwards, age 102-1/2, previously of West Marsh Street, died July 10, 2015, in Atlanta, Ga., where she had been a resident for the last 17 years. Born Jan. 3, 1913, in Salisbury, she was the daughter of the late James Luther and Nolah Misenheimer Fisher and sister of Mary Katharine Fisher Kluttz. She married Ralph Goldson Edwards in 1936, who preceded her in death May 25, 1983. Graduated from Boyden High School in 1930 and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1934, she taught school in Pittsboro, Henderson School in Salisbury and at Rockwell Elementary for 22 years. She was a member of the Rowan and North Carolina Retired Teachers Associations. In 1958, Anzonetta was made a lifetime member of St. John's Lutheran Church where she was active in the Eva Peeler Bible Class, the Golden Opportunity Club, and the WELCA. She was also active in the YMCA and a former volunteer for the Red Cross Bloodmobile and the RCCM. Two things Anzonetta loved most were spending time with family and dancing. Survivors include a daughter, Ms. Anne Edwards Overstreet of Alpharetta, Ga.; two sons, Ralph Goldson Edwards Jr. of Atlanta, Ga., and Michael Fisher Edwards of West Melbourne, Fla. She is also survived by four grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren, including Kristin Livengood Moore, Charles Todd Livengood, Marian Tyler Edwards Gardner, Nicole Taylor Moore, Matthew Ryan Moore, Colin Fisher Gardner and Reese Goldson Gardner.

Service: Memorial will be held in St. John's Lutheran Church Chapel on Saturday, Aug. 15 at 4 p.m., followed by a grave side internment with a reception at 520 S. Fulton St.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to St. John's Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St., Salisbury, NC 28144; or The Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St., Salisbury, NC 28144.