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Charles Glenn James
Charles Glenn James, 74, of Giles Road, Lexington, went home to be with his Lord and Savior suddenly Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. Glenn was born in Davidson County, June 25, 1942 to Foy Lee James and Ethel Hartman James. He was the retired founder of James Heating and Air and a member of New Hope Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents. Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Virginia Huffman James of the home; daughters, Tina Cooper (Earl) of Linwood; Mary Ann James McGee (Keith) of Lexington; son, David Lee James of Lexington; grandchildren, Tressa McGee Barkley (Justin)and Tanner McGee; brothers, Grady James (Shirley) of Clemmons, Garland James, Melvin James (Shirley, Vernon James and Van James, all of Lexington; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Service & Visitation: Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 in the Davidson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Darrell Worley and Dr. Harold Fletcher officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 and at other times at the home.

Memorials: Memorials may be made to New Hope Baptist Church Missions Fund, 830 Choate Road, Salisbury, NC 28146. Davidson Funeral home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.davidsonfuneralhome.net.


James Wiley J.W. Fesperman Jr.
James Wiley J.W. Fesperman Jr., 89, of Kannapolis passed away on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 at his residence. J.W. was born on April 6, 1927 in Rowan County to the late Maggie Rebecca Foutz Fesperman and the late James Wiley Fesperman Sr. J.W. grew up in Organ Lutheran Church. Then he attended Bethpage United Methodist Church for 65 years. He truly enjoyed church activities and spending time with his family. He honorably served his country in the United States Army and the United States Navy. Afterwards, he worked at Cannon Mills. His hobbies were gardening, beekeeping and going camping. He enjoyed watching the Braves baseball games and NASCAR racing. J.W. married Ruth Brown on Oct. 6, 1951 in York, S.C. They have been happily married for 65 years. In addition to his parents, Maggie and Jim, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Raymond Fesperman and John Fesperman; sisters, Sadie Honeycutt, Velma Teddar, Bonnie Sutton; and grandsons, Jonathan Hall and Jacob Hall. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Ruth Brown Fesperman; son, Lynn Wiley Fesperman (Shayne); daughter, LuAnne Mullis (Vic); brother, Howard Ray Fesperman (Fran); and grandchildren, Zachary Fesperman (Brandi) and Alexander Fesperman.

Visitation: 1:30-3p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 at Bethpage United Methodist Church, 109 Fellowship Avenue, Kannapolis, NC 28081. Service: 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 at Bethpage United Methodist Church, Kannapolis with Pastor Marc Portis and Pastor Duane Melton officiating.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Bethpage UMC Columbarium Fund, 109 Fellowship Avenue, Kannapolis, NC 28081. Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Fesperman family. Online condolences may be made at www.lyerlyfuneralhome.com.


Tammy Ludwig Brown
Tammy Ludwig Brown, 54, of Salisbury passed away on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 at Forsyth Medical Center. Tammy was born on July 6, 1962 in Rowan County to Mary Spry Tanner and Larry Ludwig. She was preceded in death by her step-mother, Peggy Ludwig and step-brother, William E. Tanner. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Chris Brown; step-daughter, Alisha Dunn (Tommie) of Raleigh; mother, Mary Spry Tanner (Bill) of Gold Hill; father, Larry Ludwig of Mooresville; brother, Robbie Ludwig (Penny) of Mooresville; step-brother David Tanner of Salisbury; step-sisters, Kelly Compton (Richard) of Troutman, Darlene Murphy (Tom) of Salisbury andCherie Maroon (Wayne) of Florida; special friend Libby Bly of Salisbury; and extended family members. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend who will be missed by all.

Visitation: 10-11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 at Chapel in the Pines, Rowan Memorial Park, 4125 Franklin Community Center Road, Salisbury, NC 28144. Service: 11a.m. Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 at Chapel in the Pines, Rowan Memorial Park, with the Rev. Jim Vickrey officiating. Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Brown family. Online condolences may be made at www.lyerlyfuneralhome.com.


Huston Kenneth Bailey
Mr. Huston Kenneth Bailey, 21, of China Grove, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 at his residence. Born on Aug. 7, 1995 in Cabarrus County, he was the son of Kenneth Shane and Heather Marie Alexander Bailey. Huston was a 2016 graduate of South Rowan High School. In addition to his parents, those left to cherish his memory are his maternal grandparents, Sherry and Charles Alexander; paternal grandmother, Rebecca Bailey; and paternal grandfather Chuck Bailey (Owilda). Also surviving him is his brother, Christopher Bailey and sister, Sarah Bailey. He also was survived by numerous cousins.

Visitation and Service: Visitation will be on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 from 7-9 p.m at Linn Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove with funeral on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Corriher Heights Baptist Church in China Grove with Rev. Chad Miller, minister. Burial will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Charlotte Muscular Dystrophy Association , 1515 Mockingbird Lane #701, Charlotte NC 28209. Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home is assisting the family.Online condolences may be made to the family at www.linnhoneycuttfuneralhome.com.


Eartha Lou Davis Fox
Mrs. Eartha Lou Davis Fox, 79, of Butler St., passed away Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center. Born Feb. 24, 1937 in Lexington County, S.C. she was the daughter of the late Joseph Davis Sr. and Maggie Dunbar Davis. Mrs. Fox was educated in the public schools of Lexington County, S.C. and retired from the W.G. Hefner VA Medical Center, Salisbury. She was a faithful member of Gray's Chapel FBH Church, Salisbury. She was preceded in death by husbands, Raymond Fox and Willie Evans. Mrs. Fox leaves precious and loving memories to her daughter, Kathy Luckey (Raymond); grandchildren, Annie Luckey (Darrell Wilson) of the home, Namon Luckey (Roshanta Flagg) of Salisbury and Latrina Luckey of Salisbury; sisters, Gracie (Tommy) Jacobs of Pelion, S.C., Vernether (Bishop Theotis) White of Columbia, S.C. and Rose Marie (Donnie) Walker of West Columbia, S.C.; brother, Joseph (Annie Ruth) Davis Jr. of Pelion, S.C.; six great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements: Services will be held on Tuesday, Dec.6, 2016 at the A.R. Kelsey Memorial Chapel, Noble and Kelsey Funeral Home, Inc. Visitation will be at 12:30 p.m. and funeral at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Bishop Theotis White, officiating and eulogist. The family will be at the home on 1114 Butler St. the remainder of the time. Noble and Kelsey Funeral Home, Inc. is serving the family and online condolences may be sent to www.nobleandkelsey.com.


Doris Lindsay Everhart
Doris Lindsay Everhart, 76, of Salisbury passed away on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center. Doris was born on Sept. 7, 1940 in Rowan County to the late Fannie Overman and the late Willie Lee W.L. Pepper. She was a singer in a band called Dons Rockers and she was called the Rock &Roll Princess. She enjoyed dancing and most of all raising her children. In addition to her parents, Fannie and W.L., she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lindsay; second husband, Rondall Everhart; and brothers Walter Pepper and Willie Pepper. Left to cherish her memory are her son, Rick Lindsay of Asheville; daughter, Tina Leach (Terry) of Richfield; brothers, Melvin L. Pepper (Barbara) of Salisbury and Wesley Pepper (Carol) of Salisbury; and sisters, Jo Ann Propst of Salisbury, Donna Iddins (Allen) of Morristown, Tenn. and Jill Pepper (Mikie) of Salisbury. She was a loving mother, sister and friend who will be missed by all.

Visitation: 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 at Calvary Baptist Tabernacle, 3760 Stokes Ferry Road, Salisbury, NC 28146. Service: 12 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 at Calvary Baptist Tabernacle with the Rev. Steve Holshouser officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Brookhill Memorial Gardens, 8675 US-52, Rockwell, NC 28138. Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Everhart family. Online condolences may be made at www.lyerlyfuneralhome.com.


Patricia Irene Kelley Maloney
Patricia Irene Kelley Maloney, 84 of Salisbury went to walk hand and hand with her beloved husband, John Joseph Maloney on Tuesday, November 29, 2016.

Born January 25, 1932 in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of the late Eugene Stephen Kelley and Irene Campbell Kelley.

She was educated in the New York area Catholic schools and received her BA degree in Education from Good Council College, White Plains, NY and her Master in Education from Columbia University.

Mrs. Maloney taught high school English in Hempstead, NY before retiring.

Mrs. Maloney was a lifelong Catholic and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband John Joseph Maloney on December 30, 1988, and her brother, Eugene S. Kelley on August 10, 1999.

Those left to cherish her memory are her cousins, Virginia Sloyan of Rockville, MD and Rev. Gerard Sloyan of Potomac, MD.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 12 Noon Wednesday (Dec. 7) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. John Eckert officiating. Interment will follow at the Historic US National Cemetery


Melinda Rogers Weatherford
Melinda Rogers Weatherford, 59, of Salisbury passed away on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, at CMC Northeast, in Concord. Melinda was born on Aug. 22, 1957 in Rowan County to the late Billy Harold Rogers and Mae Frances Redwine Rogers. Melinda was a graduate of West Rowan High School where she excelled to Head Majorette. She was awarded Best All-Around Majorette at the Charlotte Carousel Parade. Melinda enjoyed camping with the family, hiking, sailing with her husband, the weekends at Lake Norman, trips to Carolina Beach, lighthouses, ferryboat rides to Southport and vacations to Walt Disney World. She was employed with the North Carolina State Employees Credit Union. She was a member of Milford Hills United Methodist Church. Left to cherish her memories are her husband Steve Weatherford, whom she married on Sept. 15, 1984. In addition, she is survived by daughters, Erica Nichole (Nikki) Weatherford of Salisbury and Shanna Leigh Weatherford Dixon (Silas) of Sanford, Fla.; brothers, Billy Michael Rogers of High Point and James Curtis Rogers (Susan) of Rockingham; and grandson, Dashiel (Dash) Dixon. She was a loving wife, mother, Mimi to her grandson Dash, daughter, sister and friend who will be missed by all.

Service: A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10, at Milford Hills United Methodist Church, 1630 Statesville Blvd., Salisbury, NC 28144 with the Rev. Caroll Williams-Gilbert, the Rev. Steve Combs and the Rev. Steve Haynes officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.

Memorials: Memorials to National Multiple Sclerosis, 9771 Southern Pine Blvd. Charlotte, N.C. 28273. Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Weatherford family. Online condolences may be made at www.lyerlyfuneralhome.com.


Everette Ray Morgan
Mr. Everette Ray Morgan, 65, of Salisbury, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. Born on Jan. 26, 1951 in Rowan County, he was the son of the late Harvey Eugene and Alice Overcash Morgan. He was educated in the Rowan County schools. Mr. Morgan retired from Freightliner and was currently employed by Norandal as a machinist. He loved the outdoors and particularly hunting and fishing. Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Terry Morgan; and brothers Harvey Morgan Jr. (Eleanor), Henry Morgan (Johnnie) and Riley Morgan (Nita) all of Salisbury. Also surviving him is his grandchildren, Brittany and Matthew Morgan.

Visitation and Service: Visitation will be on Friday from 6 til 8 p.m., at Linn Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove with funeral at 8 p.m., also at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.linnhoneycuttfuneralhome.com.


David Wayne Lyerly
David Wayne Lyerly, 53, of Faith, passed away on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, at his home. He was the loving husband of Krista (Humphries) Lyerly to whom he was married 30 years. David was born on Feb. 26, 1963, to the late Wayne Lyerly and Sally (Parks) Freeze in Rowan County. He graduated from West Rowan High School and went on to graduate from Rowan Cabarrus Community College. He worked as an engineer for Gamewell Mechanical, Inc. in Salisbury for most of his life and was a member of Faith Baptist Church. David was an avid golfer and a member of the Warrior Golf Club in China Grove. He was a huge sports buff and a loyal fan of the Carolina Tar Heels and Dallas Cowboys. David's family was the most important part of his life and he loved them very much. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all. David is survived by his wife Krista Lyerly of Faith; his mother, Sally Freeze and step-father, Wayne Freeze of China Grove; his daughter, Jenna Lyerly of Faith; three sisters, Melinda Cranford and husband Charles of Woodleaf, Laura Alston and husband Hank of Kannapolis, and Lynne White and husband Matt of Cape Cod, Mass.; three nephews, Robert and Michael Wyrick, and Kieran White; two nieces, Brittany Ludwig and Sophie White; and three very special pets, Oakley, Dexter, and Lily. He was preceded in death by his father, Wayne Lyerly.

Visitation and Service: A visitation will be held on Friday, Dec. 9, from 10-11 a.m., at Powles Staton Funeral Home in Rockwell. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 11 a.m., in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Mike Shoaf and Rev. Dan Gobble officiating. Powles Staton Funeral Home of Rockwell, honored provider of Veterans Funeral Care, is assisting the Lyerly Family. Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.


George Calvin Frost
George Calvin Frost, 75, of Salisbury who was born to the late Arthur and Mabel Hudson Frost, Sr. on Feb. 22, 1941, in Rowan County departed his life on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, at Novant Rowan Regional Medical Center. He was last employed by Universal Products and attended the Rowan-Salisbury School system. He leaves memories to his sons, George R. Frost and Andre Jordan; daughter, Margie Leach; brothers, Robert Frost, Larry Frost, Douglas (Jerri) Frost, and Donald Frost; sisters, Lucille F. Conway, Patricia Frost, Glenda Hunter, Beverly Grier, Valerie (Carlos) Stevenson, and Annette (Bobby) Roman; fiance, Sharon Leach; eight grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation and Service: Memorial Service will be Friday, Dec. 9, at 1:30 p.m., at Rowan Funeral Services Chapel and family will receive friends at 1 p.m. Rowan Funeral Services is assisting the Frost family.


Mary Cathy Brewer Edgin
Mary Cathy Brewer Edgin, 74, of Summerville, S.C., passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. She was the loving wife of James A. W. Edgin to whom she was married 49 years. Mary was born on April 3, 1942 in Rowan County to the late Craven H. Brewer Sr. and Beulah (Misenheimer) Brewer. Mary and her husband were residents of Tacoma, Wash. for 40 years and moved to Summerville, S.C. in 2006. Mary was an active member of Bethel Baptist Church in Spanaway, Wash. until 1993. She then became a member of Lakewood Baptist Church in Lakewood, Wash. until 2006. After their move to Summerville, Mary became an active member of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Goose Creek, S.C. Mary served her community and church as a Sunday School teacher and was an Awana Club and Ladies Club leader. In addition to her husband James, Mary is survived by her three children, Leigh Ann Fix and Clifford Edgin (Jeanne), both of Purdy, Wash. and Crystal Lucas of Tacoma, Wash.; five siblings, Barbara Brewer, Craven H. Brewer (Bonnie) and Linda B. Modlin all of Salisbury, Jerry W. Brewer of Pilot Mountain and Nancy Threehouse of Port Saint John, Fla.; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Services: A memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Lighthouse Baptist Church in Goose Creek, S.C. on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 with Pastor Bobby Garvin officiating. An urn burial and graveside committal will be held on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016 at 3 p.m. in Faith Lutheran Church Cemetery in Salisbury, with Pastor Sy Ponds officiating.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Providence Baptist Church, Building Fund, 620 Andrews St., Salisbury, NC 28144. Powles Staton Funeral Home of Rockwell, honored provider of veteran's funeral care, is assisting the Edgin family. Online condolences may be left at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.


David Wilmot Crockett
Mr. David Wilmot Crockett, 75, passed away suddenly at his home in Palm Bay, FL on Thursday, November 24, 2016. Mr. Crockett was born July 13, 1941 in Knoxville, TN to Donald B. Crockett and Elizabeth M. Henry. He lived most of his young life in Winston-Salem, NC and graduated from John W. Hanes High School in 1959. In his later teenage years, he participated as a Civil Defense volunteer and a charter member and secretary of the Forsyth County Light Rescue Squad (a forerunner of the Forsyth County Rescue Squad). He attended the University of TN. He joined the U.S. Navy on August 28, 1961. He was deployed with VA Squadron 35 onboard the U.S.S. Enterprise during the Viet Nam War (awarded the Secretary of the Navy Commendation Medal with Combat V); deployed on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Coral Sea, CVA-43; and, served with Fighter Squadron VF-14 onboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. John F. Kennedy. He was awarded the Secretary of the Navy Meritorious Achievement Medal and was promoted to Senior Chief Petty Officer in 1973. He retired from the Navy in 1981. He retired from McDonnell Douglas Aerospace/Boeing in St. Louis, MO after over 20 years of service.

David is survived by three daughters, Sharon Hamlet of New London, NC; Sandra Hicks of Trinity, NC, and Carmela Bellardine of Trinity, NC; a sister, Donna Mowery (Kerry) of Clemmons, NC; 4 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; 2 nephews; 1 niece; his very special companion, Becky Roiland; and his beloved cat, Mucha.

Interment with military honors will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, December 9, 2016 at the Salisbury National Cemetery, 501 Statesville Boulevard, Salisbury, NC.

Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Crockett family. Online condolences and memorial tributes may be made to the family at www.summersettfuneralhome.com