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Tammy Denise McCall Caulder
Tammy Denise McCall Caulder, 49, of Salisbury, passed away on Sept. 11, 2016. Tammy was born on Septe. 21, 1966, in Marlboro County, S.C., to Rosa Mae Stein McCall and the late Howard Walter McCall. Tammy worked at Rockwell Farms and was a very outgoing person who was always helping other people. She enjoyed working in her garden at home and loved to be with her family, especially her grandchildren. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Annie Taylor, Deborah McCall, and Peggy Grooms; and a nephew, Corey McCall. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her son, Michael E. Caulder and girlfriend Ashley Plourde of Madawaska, Maine; two brothers, Frankie McCall and wife Suzie and Allen McCall of South Carolina; two sisters, Virginia Goins and husband Chester of Salisbury, and Barbara Hodge of China Grove; grandchildren, Gage Alan Caulder and Jason Michael Caulder; a sister-in-law, Ann Caulder of Bennettsville, S.C.; nephews, David Caulder and wife Jamie of Kannapolis, and Anthony Oxendine of McCall, S.C.; nieces, Brittany Oxendine of McCall, S.C., Toni Bruce of Bennettsville, S.C., Tina Goins of Salisbury, and Deborah McDaniel of Salisbury; great nieces and nephews, David Davis Jr., Chestle Allen, Kyleigh McDaniel, Austin Mclenney and Bryson Mclenney; and a cousin, Caleb McCall of Bennettsville, S.C.

Arrangements: The family will have a private service at a later date. Carolina Cremation of Salisbury is serving the Caulder family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.f


Billy Ross Durham
Billy Ross Durham, 85, of Kannapolis, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at his home. He was born Aug. 16, 1931, in Cabarrus County to the late Howard Chester Durham and Della Story Durham. Bill worked for many years at Iron Work Construction, he enjoyed fishing and traveling and often did both, he loved fishing at the Outer Banks for the last 55 years. Preceding him in death, his wife Sarah Grace Hoffner Durham of 57 years; brothers, Guy Franklin Durham, Thomas Durham; sister, Nancy Reynolds; and a daughter, Sandy Viola Durham. Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Larry Ross Durham and wife Treva of Round Rock, Tex., Karen Broadway of Concord, Billy Randall Durham and wife Tiny of Kannapolis; one brother, Howard Chester Durham Jr. and one sister Joyce Larrimore both of Kannapolis; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Service: Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday Sept. 26, at Whitley's Funeral Home Chapel with Terry Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in China Grove. Visitation: Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Whitley's Funeral Home, at other times the family will receive friends at 8193 Smith Road, Enochville Kannapolis, NC the home of Joyce Larrimore. Memorials: Memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus Co. 5003 Hospice Ln. Kannapolis, NC 28081. Whitley's Funeral Home is serving the Durham Family, online condolences may be made at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com.


Ernest Ray (Red) Gorman
Ernest Ray (Red) Gorman, age 85, of China Grove, passed away Saturday, Sept. 24, surrounded by his family. He was born March 12, 1931, the son of the late Tella James Gorman and Ervin Lee Gorman. He attended school in Missouri and was a Veteran of the US Army. He was owner/operator of Red's Amoco Service station in China Grove for 27 years and later retired from the Rowan County Parks. Red was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church. Preceding him in death was his wife of 56 years Nellie Benfield Gorman on Feb. 20, 2005; brothers, Edward, Alfred, Frank, Eyul; sisters, Velma Price and Paula Gorman; great-grandchildren, Hannah, Taylor, Grace and Sam. Those left to cherish his memories are his son Ronnie Gorman (Becky) of China Grove; brothers, Delmar Gorman of Rockwell, Leroy Gorman (Wilma) of Bakersfield, Calif. and Donnie Gorman (Mary) of Mt. Olive, Ill.; sister Loraine Crabtree of Petoskey, Mich.; grandson, Bradley Gorman (Kim) of Salisbury.

Graveside Service: 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 26, at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church conducted by Rev. Jerome Cloninger.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Rowan Hospice and Palliative Care, 720 Grove St., Salisbury, NC 28144. Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Gorman family. Online condolences may be made at www.summersettfuneralhome.com.


Ferrens Thomas Jones
Ferrens Thomas Jones, age 55, of Salisbury passed unexpectedly at Novant Rowan Medical Center, Salisbury on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. He was born, July 23, 1961 to the late Sarah Ferrens Jones Dulin and the late Arthur Jones. He was preceded in death by his special niece, Rae Danielle Jones. Thomas graduated from North Rowan High School. He attended North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. At the time of his death, he was a full-time student at Rowan Cabarrus Community College. He retired after thirty years of service with the North Carolina Department of Corrections. Thomas was a faithful member of Henderson Grove Missionary Baptist Church, where he sang on the Men's Choir and was a trustee-elect. Left to cherish his memories are his brothers, Arthur R. Jones, (Connie) Timothy Walker (Sheila), of Salisbury; sisters, Bessie Jones (Joe), Salisbury; JoAnn Jones, Goldsboro; Rev. Phyllis P. Jones, Fayetteville and Magalene Gaither, Mocksville; aunts, Mary Leazer and Mary Janette Hawkins, both of Salisbury; nephews, Tory Jones, and Eric Hudson; nieces, Sabrina Jones and Shannon Hudson; and a host of relatives and friends.

Visitation and Service: Funeral service will be held on, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 at Henderson Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Henderson Grove Church Road. Visitation 12 p.m. Funeral service at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Perry Dye, pastor, eulogist. The family will receive friends at the home of his brother and sister-in-law, Arthur and Connie Jones. Hairston Funeral Home, Inc. is serving the Jones family. Online condolences may be sent to, hairstonfh.com.


Rev. Joe Marze
Rev. Joe Marze, age 78, of Pageland, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sept. 23, 2016. He was born in Union County on March 11, 1938, son of the late John and Lue Eva Marze. Joe loved to play the guitar and sing. He was preceded in death by his son, David Marze; his daughter, Terry Griffin; two sisters, Ethel Rasmussen and Judy Baker; and his brother, Walter Marze. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Bertie Marze; his two sons, Randy Marze (Connie) and Doug Marze (Cindy); eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a special niece, Renea Spencer.

Visitation and Service: The family will receive friends Sunday, Sept. 25, from 12 until 1 p.m., at McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe with the funeral service beginning at 1 p.m., in McEwen Funeral Home's Colonial Chapel. Memorials: The family has requested in lieu of flowers donations may be given to Agape Hospice - Lancaster, 404 W Meeting St, Lancaster, SC 29720. Online condolences may be offered by visiting www.mcewenmonroechapel.com.


Danny D. Corriher
Danny D. Corriher, 66, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. Born April 30, 1950 in Iredell County, Danny was a son of Frank A. Corriher and the late Carolyn Compton Corriher. A 1968 graduate of South Rowan High, he started working full time in 1970 with Frank A. Corriher and Sons Well Drilling, later becoming co-owner. He was a lifelong member of Franklin Heights Baptist Church. Mr. Corriher was affectionately known by many as Coach Danny, having coached Little League Baseball and Gray Y football and basketball. A loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many, Mr. Corriher will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew and loved him. In addition to his father, family members left with cherished memories include his wife of 46 years Susan D. Corriher; his sons, Doug Corriher and wife Katerina, and Brian Corriher; his grandchildren, Gracie, Dalton and Kolton Corriher; his siblings, Joel Corriher and wife Crystal, Terry Cress and Ricky Corriher.

Visitation and Service: The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Whitley's Funeral Home. Funeral services to remember and celebrate the life of Mr. Corriher will begin at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Franklin Heights Baptist Church, conducted by Pastor Joe Smith. Burial will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park in China Grove.

Memorials: Memorials may be made in Mr. Corriher's name to Franklin Heights Baptist Church, 526 Wright Avenue, Kannapolis, NC 28083. On-line condolences may be made to the family at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com.


Betty Catherine Hoffner Cauble
Betty Catherine Hoffner Cauble, 85, of Salisbury, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. She was the loving wife of Jacob Cauble Sr., whom she married on May 13, 1950. Betty was born on July 17, 1931 to the late David Lynn and Clementine Reid Hoffner in Rowan County. She graduated from Rockwell High School and attended Salisbury Business School. She was a homemaker for most of her life, taking great care of her family. She was a proud member of Union Lutheran Church. Betty always had a smile on her face and never had a bad word to say about anyone. She loved everyone, especially her family and friends. Betty is survived by her husband, Jacob F. Cauble Sr.; five children, Jake Cauble Jr. (Bonnie) of Faith, Wayne Cauble (Beverly) of Salisbury, Fred Cauble (Cathy) of Merrells Inlet, Sharon Miller (Patrick) of Salisbury and Chris Cauble (Kimberly) of Faith; two sisters, Beatrice Snider of Linwood and Virginia Kirk of Salisbury; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Visitation: A visitation will be held Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. at Powles Staton Funeral Home in Rockwell. Service: A funeral service will take place at 3 p.m.Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 at Union Lutheran Church in Salisbury, with Rev. David Nuottila, pastor, officiating. She will lie in state one hour prior to the service in the church fellowship hall. Burial will follow the service in the church cemetery.

Memorials: The family request memorials in Betty's name be made to Union Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund, 4770 Bringle Ferry Rd., Salisbury, NC 28146. Powles Staton Funeral Home, honored provider of veteran's funeral care, is assisting the Cauble family. Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.


Anna DeMeo Thomson
Anna DeMeo Thomson, 87, of Salisbury passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016 at the Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House. Born November 11, 1928 in Yonkers, NY, she was the daughter of the late Michael DeMeo and Antionett Salai DeMeo Mrs. Thomson was educated in the Allentown, NJ schools and attended Allentown High School.

She was employed for Brockway Glass Co. in Freehold, NJ before retiring.

Mrs. Thomson was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and was active with the Rufty Holmes Senior Sneakers.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Francis Thomson on October 14, 2012.

Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Glenn Thomson and wife Ann of Salisbury, granddaughter, Erin Thomson Youmans and husband Michael of Bluffton, SC and grandson, Ryan Thomson and wife Ashley of Statesville; great-grandchildren, Olivia, Maryn and Ethan Thomson.

The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 PM Tuesday (Sept. 27) at the Summersett Funeral Home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted 11 AM - Wednesday (Sept. 28) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. John Eckert officiating. Entombment will follow at Rowan Memorial Park Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 375 Lumen Christi Lane, Salisbury, NC 28147 or Rowan Hospice and Palliative Care, 701 Grove St., Salisbury, NC 28144.

Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Thomson family. Online condolences may be made at www.summersettfuneralhome.com


Judy Lynn McDaniel Hunt
Judy Lynn McDaniel Hunt, 74, of Salisbury, passed away on Sunday Sept. 25, 2016 at her residence surrounded by family. Mrs. Hunt was born on Aug. 3, 1942 in Rowan County to the late Wade McDaniel and Essie Bowers McDaniel. Judy was of the Baptist faith and received her Associates Degree in business administration. She worked in various nursing homes but really enjoyed being a CNA in home health care. She loved to play bingo, go to the mountains with her sisters, and was a published poet having written inspirational poems for the Senior Savvy Magazine. Judy was a true matriarch of her family and was always helping to take care of others. She was a very outgoing person who loved life and fought valiantly for it. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her son, David Bennett Potts Jr; and all 11 of her siblings. She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Vernon Lee Hunt of Salisbury; a daughter, Terina Lynn Potts and significant other Olivia Cockerham of Greensboro; and four grandchildren, Jag Potts, Cruz Potts, Amare Potts and Dylan Potts.

Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 at Powles Staton Funeral Home. There will be a time to share stories from 7:30-8 p.m. during the visitation. Powles Staton Funeral Home is serving the Hunt family. Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.


Walter David Weddington
Walter David Weddington, 91, of Mooresville, passed away on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. He was born on Aug. 23, 1925 in Rowan County, to the late Frank Weddington and Anie Karriker Weddington. Mr. Weddington was a 1943 graduate of Landis High School and a veteran who served in the United States Navy. He was a Certified Master Watchmaker, who worked in timepieces from 1945-2015. He also served the community as a rural mail carrier for the United States Postal Service. Walter loved playing with his hit-n-miss engines, mainly because he loved nothing better than tackling a problem that couldn't be solvedand solving it. He was always quick with a quip; his humor sparkled; he gave great hugs; no one was a stranger, just a friend he hadn't made yet; he was always a cup low on coffee; he tried to stay away from water; it'd rust his pipes. How are you doing today, Walter. If I was any better I'd have to be twins, and the world can't handle two of me. With a mischievous twinkle in his eye, he brought joy with his humor, spread love with his hugs, and always sought a way to be of service. When the day comes I don't help somebody I can help, that's the day they put me in the ground. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Doris Clinard Weddington; sisters, Sarah W. McDaniel, Lurlie W. McNeely and Mary Edith W. Brown; brother, Howard C. Weddington; and son-in-law, Dave Grimm. He is survived by his children, David Weddington and wife Wilma and Elizabeth Weddington Grimm; and grandchildren, Margaret Elizabeth Lefbom and husband Chris and Sarah Roella Mellnik. He is also survived by great-grandsons, Spencer William and Quinn David Lefbom, who were the lights of his life; sister-in- law, Margaret C. Carrigan; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Service & Visitation: The family will receive friends on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 at Park Ave United Methodist Church with Pastor Vickie Wilson officiating. Burial will follow the service at Prospect Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Memorials: Memorials may be made to Park Ave United Methodist Church, 648 W. Park Ave, Mooresville, NC 28115. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is serving the Weddington family. Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.


Frances Billy Hedrick Johnson
Mrs. Frances Billy Hedrick Johnson, 96, of Salisbury, NC passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016 at The Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks.

Born March 2, 1920 in Guilford Co, NC to the late Burl Vance Hedrick and Daisy Harris Hedrick, she was a graduate of Boyden High School. Mrs. Johnson graduated from Duke University and was a forever Duke. Mrs. Johnson was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Starling Johnson, Jr. on April 6, 1982 and son Allen Starling Johnson, III on May 4, 1997.

Surviving are her daughters, Judy Johnson, Kathryn Johnson and her husband John Strickland, and Joanne Johnson all of Salisbury, NC; two grandchildren: Starling Johnson Kaklamanos and husband Aaron; and Hedrick Strickland; and one step-granddaughter, Brandy Strickland Downs and her husband Zach and their daughter, Kari Downs.

A memorial service will be held at 4 PM Thursday, September 29, 2016 at First United Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. Dr. Mark Conforti and Rev. Fred Jordan. The family would like to share stories and memories following the service with friends in the church fellowship hall.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 217 S. Church Street, Salisbury, NC 28144, Central NC Council of Boy Scouts of America, PO Box 250, Albemarle, NC 28002-0250 or Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Alumni Development Records, Box 90581, Durham, NC 27708-0581.

Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Johnson family. Online memories in lieu of condolences may be made at www.summersettfuneralhome.com.


Edna Jean Wilkes Waldrop
Edna Jean Wilkes Waldrop, 85, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, at Bermuda Commons. She was born Dec. 14, 1930, in Bessemer, Ala., to the late John William and Magnolia Davis Wilkes, and she was the widow of Jacob William Waldrop. Mrs. Waldrop had a career as a secretary, working with insurance agencies and various churches over the years. She was a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church where she was previously a member of the choir. She was also active with the Women's Support Group of the church and with the Prayers & Squares Quilt Ministry. Her memory will be cherished by her three daughters, Susan Riddle (Ronnie) of Mocksville, Donna Bird (Mark) and Ginger Taylor, both of Texas; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation and Service: The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29, at Davie Funeral Chapel. The Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday at Jerusalem Baptist Church with Rev. Donnie Chapman and Rev. Jimmy Lancaster officiating. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Memorials: Memorials may be considered to the Prayers & Squares Quilt Ministry, C/O Jerusalem Baptist Church, 3203 US 601 S., Mocksville, NC 27028 or to the Resident Council Fund, C/O Bermuda Commons, 316 NC Hwy. 801 S., Advance, NC 27006. Davie Funeral Service is serving the family. An online guest registry is available at www.daviefuneralservice.com.


Tazwell Leigh Anderson
Tazwell Leigh Anderson, 77, passed away Sept. 26, 2016, at Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta, Ga. Taz was born in Savannah, Ga. and was an outstanding athlete and is a member of both the Savannah and Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. Upon graduation from Savannah High School Taz made a decision that would truly define his life when he accepted a football scholarship to attend Georgia Tech to under the tutelage of legendary coach Bobby Dodd. As a member of the Rambling Wreck football team Taz exhibited amazing versatility. He was the starting halfback as a sophomore, the starting fullback as a junior, and the starting end as senior. Such was his skill that he was selected a pre-season All-American end his senior year without ever having played the position for the Yellow Jackets. Prior to his senior year however, he suffered what was to be the first of many injuries. He was a member of the Chi Phi fraternity. Anderson graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Industrial Management in 1961. He was drafted to play professional football by the Cleveland Browns and subsequently traded to the St. Louis Cardinals where he played tight end. He was named the Cardinals Rookie of the Year in 1961. During the off season he worked to supplement his income pursuing a career in commercial real estate. In 1965 he joined the Atlanta Falcons and was the starting tight end until 1967 when he retired from professional football. Taz was active in the Atlanta real estate market from 1966 until his death. He left his mark on real estate in the south with over $450 million in transactions including the initial assemblage of property at the corner of Piedmont Rd and Peachtree Rd, the development of the Palmetto Bay Marina in Hilton Head, S.C., the erection of the Centennial Tower in 1996, and the construction of the The Aberdeen in Vinings. Through it all, he was a Yellow Jacket. He was a member of the Georgia Tech Athletic Board for ten years, served on multiple search committees, and co-founded the Yellow Jacket Clubs. Taz worked with Kim King and Homer Rice to rename Grant Field and honor Bobby Dodd. Taz was the developer for the 1985 expansion of the then Alexander-Memorial Coliseum from 6,000-9,000 seats. Taz Anderson was a great man, a true and loyal friend, and a person with great honesty and integrity. He had a smile that lit every room that he entered; a smile that melted the coldest heart, and an inspiring sense of curiosity and innovation. He was a Tech man. He was an Atlanta real estate man. He was legendary. There will never be another one like him. Taz is survived by his devoted wife of 41 years Gregory; his son. Geoff and his daughter in-law Stephanie; his daughter, Christine Sharp; and his son in-law, John; step-son, Sam Kellett and Sam's wife Jennifer; grandchildren, Sophie, Audrey, and Geoffrey Tazwell Anderson and Jaqueline and Sam Kellett.

Arrangements: There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Mount Paran Church located at 2055 Mt. Paran Rd NW, Atlanta. Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of Taz's life following the service at the Capital City Club-Brookhaven located at 53 West Brookhaven Drive, NE, Atlanta.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alexander-Tharpe Fund at the Georgia Tech Athletic Association, 150 Bobby Dodd Way, NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30332. Arrangements by H.M. Patterson & Son-Arlington Chapel, 404-851-9900.


Virginia Lou Jenny Smith McGinnis
Virginia Lou Jenny Smith McGinnis, 70, went to be with The Lord on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. Jenny fought a long enduring battle with lung cancer. She leaves behind her beautiful legacy of love and laughter to her beloved husband, her child, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jenny was born on July 5, 1946 to the late Paul and Lola Nash Smith. She is the ninth of sixteen siblings. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Conley Smith, Robert Smith and Albert Smith; and sisters, Missouri Virginia Smith and Pauline Anderson. Jenny is survived by her devoted husband of 34 years Ronnie W. McGinnis; daughter, Jamie Blackburn (Mike); grandchildren, Kelli Majors (Marcellus), Kristi Kelly (Robert) and Zachary Blackburn; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Lenora Crabtree, Nadine Smith, Adine Smith, Peggy St. Clair (Paul), Sue Penley, Gaye Gray (Jack) and Karen Ogan (Doug); brothers, Damon Smith (Wanda), Mack Smith (Barbara Lee), and P. W. Smith III (Joy); and numerous nieces and nephews. After attending Church Hill High School in Church Hill, Tenn., she was a very successful woman. The latest position was by a Presidential Appointment as Executive Secretary and Confidential Assistant to the Principal Deputy Secretary for Manpower, Reserve Affairs and Logistics before retiring. Jenny was a longtime member of the North Kannapolis Baptist Church. Jenny was an avid shopper and decorator. She would spend hours shopping and loved to decorate for all the seasons and special occasions. Her passion, though, was always to be the best and most loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend.

Visitation: 2-3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30, at North Kannapolis Baptist Church, 705 Locust Street, Kannapolis, NC 28081. Service: 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30, at North Kannapolis Baptist Church with the Rev. Chris O'Guinn officiating.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Church of the donor's choice in Jenny's name. Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the McGinnis family. Online condolences may be made at www.lyerlyfuneralhome.com.


Jimmy A. Plott
Jimmy A. Plott went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sept. 22, 2016. He was in the United States Navy on the USS Constellation. Jimmy returned home and found his passion in being an auto mechanic. He was a great husband and fantastic daddy. He enjoyed teaching his mechanical skills to others. He was a kind loving man who will be missed dearly. Jimmy was preceded in death by his father, Tom Plott; mother, Grace Plott; a sister, Pat Fink; two brothers, Butch Plott, and Eddie Plott; and his step-son, Jeffery Lee Cheek. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Carolyn Cheek Plott; a son, Jim (Jimbo) Plott and wife Alana and his precious grandson, Jai Wesley Plott, who was the heart-beat of his life; sisters, Margaret James, Reba Christy, and Nancy Christy; sister-in-laws, Terry Plott, Audrey Plott, and Phyllis Cheek; and multiple nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his children, Tim Plott, Keith Plott, and Teresa Plott. Jimmy was truly loved by many and will be greatly missed by all.

Arrangements: A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 3 p.m., at God's Church of Faith (811 Elm St., Kannapolis, NC 28083) conducted by Rev. Jeff Upright and Rev. Steve Sprinkle. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m., prior to the service at the church. Carolina Cremation of Salisbury is serving the Plott family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.


Thomas Lee Voyles
Mr. Thomas Lee Voyles, 67, passed away Saturday, September 24, 2016, at Carolinas Healthcare System - NorthEast in Concord. A funeral service is scheduled for 11:00 am Thursday, September 29, 2016, at First Wesleyan Church. Rev. Scott Bryson will officiate. The body will lie in-state at the church from 10:30 am - 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Carolina Memorial Park in Kannapolis. The family will receive friends from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Wednesday at Lady's Funeral Home. Mr. Voyles was born February 2, 1949 in Cabarrus County, NC. He was a son of the late Hugh Lee Voyles and Ruth Bost Voyles. Mr. Voyles was a member of First Wesleyan Church in Kannapolis. He worked as a mechanic and loved fishing at the Outer Banks. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Joe Voyles. Mr. Voyles is survived by his wife, Janet Voyles; daughters, Stephanie Rowland and husband Ricky of Gold Hill and Tonya Voyles and fiancé Anthony Goodyear of Kannapolis; brother, Jimmy Voyles and wife Libby of China Grove; sisters, Betty Blackman and husband Jim and Cathy Troccioli, all of Kannapolis; four grandchildren, Morgan Newton and husband Billy, Monica Kincaid and fiancé Justin Griffin, Dalton Rowland and Peyton Rowland; three great grandchildren, William A. Newton, IV, Abigail Rae Newton and Walker Abraham Newton; in-laws, Owen Adcock and Gertrude Adcock; sister in-law, Brenda Hatley; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Remembrances may be sent to the family at www.ladysfuneralhome.com. Lady's Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family of Mr. Voyles.