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Billie Jane Ruth Foil of Roswell
Billie Jane Ruth Foil of Roswell, Georgia passed away on June 19, 2016 at North Fulton Hospital surrounded by her immediate family. She was born on October 11, 1939, the first child of Earl and Jane Ruth of Salisbury, North Carolina. She grew up on the campus of Catawba College and attended Salisbury city schools, graduating from Boyden High School in 1957 and Catawba College in 1960. Billie loved the Lord, valued family, and rejoiced in her grandchildren. In addition, she loved playing cards and board games with her family and friends~at times being somewhat competitive. She was unbelievably kind and compassionate, always putting others before herself. She was known as the life of the party and an incredible hostess with a quick wit and wonderful sense of humor. Billie was the best Mimi to her grandchildren, a perfect mother to her three children, and the soul mate to her husband, Frank. Billie married Frank Foil of Salisbury, North Carolina in 1961 and remained happily married for 55 years. She is survived by her beloved husband, Frank, and their son, Bradley Foil (Jennifer), and two daughters, Wesley Torretti (George) Olivia Ramsey, and ten grandchildren, Austin and Rylie Torretti, Logan, Tanner, Adam, Samantha, and Charli Ramsey, Ansley, Delaney, and Brady Foil. She is also survived by a brother, Wiley Ruth (Lucille), and two sisters, Marian Sanders and Jackie Burleson (Clay).

A memorial service will be held at the Roswell Funeral Home at 950 Mansell Road Roswell, Georgia 30076 (770-993-4811) on Friday, June 24, 2016 at 1:00pm with a reception to follow. Please join us in remembering Billie Foil by visiting our memorial at www.roswellfuneralhome.com. Through this site, we invite you to share your thoughts and fond memories with our family.


Ada Evelyn Jordan Yon
Mrs. Ada Evelyn Jordan Yon, 85, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at Liberty Commons Nursing Center in Salisbury. Evelyn was a daughter of the late Brooks and Eva Hanley Jordan. Early Wednesday morning, June 22, 2016 she went to Heaven to join her late husband, Frank Yon and all her sisters and brothers. Together, Frank and Evelyn raised their two sons, Ronnie and Jackie, who are left to cherish their memory. A funeral service is scheduled for Mrs. Yon at 1:00 pm Friday in Lady's Funeral Home Chapel, in Kannapolis. Rev. Steve Sprinkle, Rev. Joyce Miles and Bennett Yost will officiate. Interment will follow at Carolina Memorial Park in Kannapolis. The family will receive friends from 11:00 am until 12:45 pm prior to the service at Lady's Funeral Home. Evelyn was born in Franklin County, GA. She retired from Cannon Mills where she worked in the sewing room. She was a faithful member of the China Grove Church of God where she taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, and was active in the ladies' ministries. She loved reading Christian Literature, listening to Christian radio, watching Jeopardy and the races on TV, rooting for the Atlanta Braves, going to the YMCA, growing flowers, going to church and spending time with family and friends. Most of all she loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She is survived by two sons, Jackie Yon and his wife Barbara and Ronnie Yon and his wife Elizabeth all of China Grove; eight grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren. Remembrances may be sent to the family at www.ladysfuneralhome.com. Lady's Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family of Mrs.Yon.


Donald Glenn Spillman
Mr. Donald Glenn Spillman, 45, died Monday, June 20, 2016. Arrangements: A graveside service at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 25, at Legion Memorial Park with the Rev. Rex Podunavac officiating. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, June 24, Eaton Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.eatonfuneralservice.com.


Lauren Scott
On Saturday, June 18, 2016, two little angels Lauren Nicole and London Marie Scott were born at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Later that afternoon God saw that Lauren Nicole was ill and called her back to heaven from her parents' arms. Although her time here was only a few precious moments, she touched the hearts and changed the lives of all who knew her. With her in heaven are her maternal grandfather, Herman Bryant II; maternal great-grandparents, Joe and Annie Tucker; paternal great-grandmother, Priscilla Oglesby; and cousin, JaLeil Elliott. Missing her daily are her parents, Janay Nicole Tucker and Joseph Scott; her identical twin sister, London; maternal grandparents, Crystal and Sean Carey; paternal grandmother, Vera Scott; paternal grandparents, Brian and Rhonna Pom Pom Oglesby; maternal great-grandparents, Herman and Barbara Bryant; paternal great-grandmother, Ginger Scott. Godfather, Mike Bowan; Godmother, Rynikka McDowell; godparents, Tim and Trina Fonville. Maternal aunts and uncles, JaLeisa and Tyler Coleman, Joseph Harbison, Matt Casey, Jalen Tucker, Romira McDowell, JaTeiya Cross, JaKye Cross, Keandre and Keshawn Bryant. Paternal aunts and uncles Jaharion Graham, Jyrik Scott, Quay, Tajah, Ty, Kambrian, Janiyah and Elijawn Ogelsby; Oshawn Robinson, Kiya Blackwell, and Ryzon Woodruff; special great aunt Crystal Bryant Robertson, special great uncles Kenny and Timothy Scott; and a host of other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends Onesha Stevenson & Darius Welch, and many others who have shown their love and support during her transition. Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and entire staff of Forsyth Medical Center for going above and beyond in the care of both Lauren and London; special thanks to Noble and Kelsey Funeral Home for their stellar care and support as well. May the kindness and compassion you have shown be returned to you as blessings from God!

Arrangements: Service will be held on Saturday, June 25, at 11 a.m., A.R. Kelsey Memorial Chapel, Noble and Kelsey Funeral Home, Inc. Burial will follow service at Oakdale Cemetery. Noble and Kelsey Funeral Home, Inc. is assisting the family. Online condolences may be sent to nobleandkelsey.com.


Rev. Guy F. Fisher
The Rev. Guy F. Fisher passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center. He was born March 18, 1934 in a log cabin. He grew up on a farm near Shuford Mill Village in the Sweetwater area of East Hickory. He was preceded in death by his son Jeffery Fisher, grandson Brandon Fisher, father R. R. (Bud) Fisher, mother Mae Keller Fisher, and brothers Richard and Joseph Fisher. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of sixty-two years Shirley Huffman Fisher; son Guy Fisher, Jr.; sisters Jeanette Presswood & Geraldine Williams both from Hickory; six grandchildren: Brandon, Jonathon, Christian, Logan, Grace, Olivia and numerous beloved nieces and nephews. He became a truck driver after graduating from St. Stephens High School in 1953. He served in the US Army Big Red One. He graduated from Gardner -Webb, Lenoir Rhyne Universitys and received a Masters of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Seminary. Rev. Fisher served the following churches: Oxford Baptist, East Hickory Baptist, Peachland Baptist, Ursinus UCC, Trinity UCC, and Mt. Hope UCC. He also served as Chaplain at the VA Medical Center in Salisbury for fourteen years serving as Chair of the Bi-O Ethic Committee, Hospice coordinator, substance abuse and PTSD teams and Pastor Emeritus of Ursinus UCC, Rockwell. In addition, he was a member of the Moly crew at First UCC, Salisbury. He led a movement in the 70s to allow Handicap children in obtaining public schooling in Rowan Country. He continued his education including VA chaplain training school, Pastoral Care classes at Wake Forest University Medical Center, Lancaster Theological Seminary, National Association of VA Chaplains, Durham Regional Medical Center, Charlotte Health Educational Center, University of North Carolina School of medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Facilitator for two years at the Episcopal Training Center. He researched and authored "Ministering to Persons with Alzheimers" which was distributed in every state and in five European countries. He authored a book titled "Spiritual Faith-ing & Observations, "Thoughts and Quotes," and "Hither, Thither and Yond". His curiosity kept him reading and studying in his special fields of Theology and History. He volunteered as a train host on Amtrak for seven years riding from Salisbury to Rocky Mt. and back. He also volunteered as a Annuitant Visitor for the UCC Pension Boards, New York. He authorized Saturday sermons and devotions for the Salisbury Post.

Reverend Fisher will be cremated and his memorial service Friday, June 24th at 1 oclock at the First United Church of Christ in Salisbury. A private family grave side service will be held at Catawba Memorial Park in Hickory North Carolina.

In lieu of flowers, the Family respectfully requests that memorials be designated to the Rev. Guy Fisher Memorial Fund (2411 Wedgewood Drive, Salisbury, NC 28146) to assist the family with medical expenses. Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Fisher family. Online condolences may be made at www.lyerlyfuneralhome.com.


Margaret Nell Price Parker
Margaret Nell Price Parker, 93, of Statesville, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at her residence. She was born on April 14, 1923 in Rowan County to the late Andrew Zimmer Price and Vetra Reese Price. Mrs. Parker was a graduate of Cannon High School and received her teaching degree from High Point College. On June 14, 1946, she married Carl Parker who preceded her in death on December 26, 1998. They enjoyed over 52 years of marriage before his passing. She was a teacher for 34 years in Kannapolis City Schools before her retirement and was active in the Retired Teachers Organization. Mrs. Parker was a very active member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Kannapolis before moving to Statesville ten years ago. She moved her membership to Broad Street United Methodist Church at that time. Left to cherish her memory are a son, Joe Parker (Debbie); a daughter, Susan Parker Stallard (Cecil); grandchildren, Todd Parker (Anne), Spencer S. Eckard (Will), Parker Stallard (Mary Bruce), Brandon Stallard (Hope), and Stacy Bessler (Wayne); great grandchildren, Jack and Gracie Parker, John Stallard, and Anderson Margaret, Lizzie, Tate, and Kennedy Eckard; along with countless nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held 3:00 pm Sunday at Broad Street United Methodist Church with Rev. Michael Gehring officiating. A private family burial will be held at a later date. The family will visit with friends following the service in the Fellowship Hall.

The family would like to thank her caregivers, Tina, Chasity, Christina, Krista, Flichsa, Sarah, Dawn, and Melinda along with Hospice for the love and care they provided Nell.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell, 2341 Simonton Road, Statesville, N.C. 28625. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.nicholsonfunerals.com and Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family.


Joe Louis Mingo, Sr.
Joe Louis Mingo, Sr., 79, of Kingston Drive, Kannapolis, NC passed away Monday, June 20, at CMC  Northeast. He was born September 9, 1936 in Cabarrus County to the late Jerry Mingo and the late Nellie Johnson Mingo. Joe was a 1954 graduate of G. W. Carver High School and attended Shaw University Cape Center. He was formerly employed by Salisbury Rowan Community Council as a Case Manager. Joe was a member of First Baptist Church where he served as a Trustee and Layman. He was a member of the Rotary Club, Precinct Judge for the Cabarrus County Board of Elections, volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America and served on the Kannapolis City School Board over 23 years.

Services will be on Saturday, June 25 at First Baptist Church in Kannapolis. Visitation will be 12:00  1:00 with funeral services at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Mingo. Those left to cherish fond memories include his wife, Frances R. Mingo of the home; two sons, Joe L. Mingo, Jr. (Adriane) of Charlotte and Jeffery Allen Mingo of Huntersville; two granddaughters, Alexis Victoria Mingo and Allyson Marie Mingo; two sisters, Elfrieta Brewer (John) of Charlotte and Blandene Thompson of Kannapolis; two brothers, Jerry Mingo (Aurelia) and Rev. Charles Mingo both of Kannapolis, and a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Clark Funeral Home is serving the Mingo Family.


Glenda Gobble George
Mrs. Glenda Gobble George went home to be with her heavenly father on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. She was born on March 18, 1937 to Johnny and Ola Mae Murdock Gobble. Mrs. George loved her church, Union Hill Baptist, where she sang in the choir. She loved to cook and help in the kitchen at church. Glenda graduated from Boyden High School in Salisbury and was a hairdresser by trade. In 1958, she married the love of her life, Johnny Lee George of Kernersville. She was preceded in death by her beloved brother, Johnny Benson Gobble, Jr. Surviving is her husband and a son, Marty L. George and his fiancée Marilyn of Nashville, TN.

A funeral service will be held 2:30 P.M. Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Union Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Christopher Burcham officiating. Burial will follow at Westlawn Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1:00pm until 2:30 pm prior to the service. Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to www.hayworth-miller.com


Juanita Pickett Caldwell
Juanita Pickett Caldwell, 85, formerly of Salisbury, departed this earthly life Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the Carroll Manor Nursing Home in Washington, D.C. She was born to the late Emanuel and Mary Pickett on Oct. 15, 1930. Juanita was educated in the Rowan County School System and graduated from Price High School in 1948. She had a long career of almost 30 years at the Veteran's Hospital Cafeteria as a supervisor. Her culinary skills were superb. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by all of her siblings, Mary Elizabeth Pickett, Emanuel Pickett, Roosevelt Pickett, George Pickett, Becote P. Neely, Maggie P. Ward, Lucy P. Corry, Milton R. Pickett and Eugene Pickett. Juanita raised two family members as her daughters, Forlesia Cook of Hyattsville, Md. and Jeannine C. Holmes of St. Leonard, Md. Her former home in North Carolina was a haven for many family members including a great-niece, Bonita Charity of Warrenton, Va. The home has historic value to the family as it was built by her brothers in the early 1940s. Left to cherish fond memories of her are the remaining children of her siblings, Walter Corry, Hayward Corry, Fredrick Corry, Margaret C. Rush, Carolyn Corry, Frances Gibson, Mary L. Neely, Ruth N. Williams, all of North Carolina; Gloria Marsh of Atlanta, Ga.; David Corry, Elizabeth Hill, Dorothy Pettus, George Pickett and Eugene "Geno" Pickett,all of the Washington, D.C. area) The family is planning a special memorial service on July 10, 2016 at the Henderson Grove Baptist Church.


Larry Wayne Norris
Larry Wayne Norris, 68, of Kannapolis died Monday, April 11, 2016, at his home. He was born Oct. 3, 1947, in Iredell County, the son of the late Harold and Mary Foster Norris. Larry retired from Kosa-Hoechst Celanese after many years. In his retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his friends at Lee's Sandwich Shop in the mornings. Larry is survived by Teresa Moore Norris; five children, Kimberley Murphy (1), Khristopher Norris (2), Kristy Webb (3), Kacie Rollins (4), Keri Davis (5); six grandchildren, Alexis, Autumn, Amber, Mikayla, Lili, Brenlynne; and brother, Michael Norris.

Visitation and Service: Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m., Friday, April 15, at Whitley's Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday at Whitley's. Online condolences may be left at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com.