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Leo 'Pearl' Wagoner
GOLD HILL - Mr. Leo "Pearl" Wagoner, 92, of Gold Hill, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at Genesis Healthcare in Salisbury. He was born March 24, 1922, in Cabarrus County to the late Lizel Rollins and Huldah Barrier Wagoner. A graduate of Richfield High School, Pearl was employed by Earnhardt Lumber Company, where he was a mechanic. He was also a farmer. He was a member of Gold Hill Wesleyan Church and an honorary member of Flatwoods Hunt Club. Pearl was a volunteer with Gold Hill Volunteer Fire Department, where he was also a first responder.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Margie Elizabeth Misenheimer Wagoner; brother Carl Wagoner; and six sisters, Addie Troutman, Christine Ludwig, Helen Lentz, Louise Earnhardt, Dail Jackson and Mildred Jenkins.Pearl is survived by his daughter, Rebecca Wagoner Claycomb of Gold Hill; sister Mrs. Betty Jean Zum Brunnen of Salisbury; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation: The family will receive friends Monday, Oct. 27 from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. at Gold Hill Wesleyan Church.Service: The funeral service will follow at 4 p.m. Monday at Gold Hill Wesleyan conducted by Rev. Philip Martin. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials: May be made to Gold Hill Wesleyan Church, P.O. Box 286, Gold Hill, NC 28071.Powles Funeral Home of Rockwell is assisting the family of Mr. Wagoner. Online condolences may be made at

Barbara D. Hamilton
SALISBURY - Barbara Deaton Hamilton, 79, of Salisbury, passed away peacefully at home Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. She was surrounded by her family and loved ones. Born Oct. 12, 1935, in High Point, she was the daughter of the late Robert Lee Deaton and Berlie Mae Daniel Deaton.Mrs. Hamilton graduated from Boyden High School and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. She was employed by Emmerson Leather Company in Hickory before retiring.She was a member of Shiloh Reformed Church in Faith, the Old Testament Sunday School Class, Circle 3 and the Women's Guild.Mrs. Hamilton was preceded in death by Irvin Hamilton; sisters Brenda Gayle Deaton and Donese Freeman.Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Harold R. Payne (Tammy) of Anderson, S.C., Leslie Thomas Hamilton of Salisbury, Stanly S. Hamilton (Dianna) of Salisbury; daughter Donna Flowers of Salisbury; brother Richard Thomas Deaton (Carolyn) of Halls, Tenn.; sisters Norma Burgess (Jim) of Salisbury, Nadean Johnson of China Grove; grandchildren Phillip Jones, Westan Payne (Jenny), Erika Johnston (C.J.), Luke Hamilton, James Tarlton and Abigail Payne; great-grandchildren Clayton, Daisy, Everett, Waylon, Barrett, Karis and Remington; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation: The family will receive friends from 2:30-4 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 26) at Shiloh Reformed Church.Service: A Memorial Service will be conducted 4 p.m. Sunday at Shiloh Reformed Church with the Rev. Richard Myers officiating. Interment will follow at Shiloh Reformed Church Cemetery.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rowan Hospice and Palliative Care, 720 Grove St., Salisbury, NC 28144; or Shiloh Reformed Church, P.O. Box 308, Faith, NC 28041.Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Hamilton family. Online condolences may be made to

Dianne K. Cupp
SALISBURY - Dianne Knowles Cupp, 78 of Salisbury, died at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.Born in Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 2, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Grace Arlene Lowrance Knowles and William Freeman Knowles. She attended Greenbrier College in West Virginia and was President and owner with her son of Knowles Inc., a private personnel recruiting firm in Salisbury. She loved to knit, needlepoint, cook and read daily.She was preceded in death by her husband, Nelson Dennison Cupp, who she married June 2, 1955, in Kansas City and who died May 18, 1988. Surviving are a son, Brian Nelson Cupp, Salisbury; daughters Cheryl Ann Lamb, husband William Darrell Lamb of Kernersville, Deborah Lynn Crawford, husband David Robert Crawford of Winston-Salem; grandson Robert Joseph Crawford II; and her loving dog Nikolas.

A private graveside services will be held at a later date.

Memorials: May be made to Humane Society of Rowan County, P.O. Box 295, Salisbury, NC 28145; or Faithful Friends, P.O. Box 3097, Salisbury, NC 28145; Susan G. Komen for the Cure , P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX. 75265-0309.Online condolences can be made at