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Dorothy Burgess Berg Teat
Dorothy Burgess Berg Teat, 85, of Salisbury, passed away at her home on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of the late Robert Bob Lee Teat to whom she was married 61 years. Dorothy was born on Oct. 19, 1931 in Mecklenberg County to the late Stanley Dauch Berg and Myrtle Cora Burgess Berg. She was a graduate of Pensacola Christian College and was a teacher at Rockwell Christian School until her retirement. Dorothy was a member of Bethel Baptist Church where she was active in Sunday school, the choir, and was the church organist. She loved to garden and enjoyed bird watching. Family was an important part of Dorothy's life and she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. In addition to her parents and her husband Robert, Dorothy was preceded in death by three brothers, R. Stanley, David T., and Paul Berg; and one sister, Miriam Mason. She is survived by one son, Robert Stanley Teat and wife Betty of Marion, Tex.; three daughters, Dorothy Dottie Fenner and husband Charles of Canton, N.Y., Merrie Hupp and husband Jim of Utah, and Elizabeth Beth Shipton of Danville, Va.; 10 grandchildren, Rebecca, Stanley, Debbie, Tim, Cristina, Nicole, Brooke, Bryson, Brittany, and Brelynn; eight great-grandchildren, Kaila, Sydney, Adeline, Johnny, Logan, Mackenzie, Samuel, and Hudson; and one sister, Eunice Wilhelmi of Montreat.

Services: A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church in Rockwell, with Rev. John Houghton, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow the service in the Historic Salisbury National Cemetery, 202 Government Rd, Salisbury, NC 28144.

Memorials: Memorials in Dorothy's name may be sent to Rockwell Christian School, 401 Depot St, Rockwell, NC 28138. Powles Staton Funeral Home of Rockwell, honored provider of veteran's funeral care, is assisting the Teat family. Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.


Harriet Ozell Angel McKenzie
Harriet Ozell Angel McKenzie, 38, who was born to Caramel Carter McKenzie and the late Woodard McKenzie in Rowan County on Aug. 30, 1978, departed her life at Novant Rowan Regional Medical Center on Sunday Jan. 8, 2017. She attended Rowan-Salisbury schools and was a caregiver last employed by Reynolds. She leaves memories to her mother, Caramel C.McKenzie of the home; brothers, Woodard Carter and Jerry Propst; sisters, Juanita Davis and Marilyn (Larry) Chalk all of Salisbury; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements: Funeral services will be at 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 22, at Rowan Funeral Services Chapel. Family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to service. Rowan Funeral Service is serving the McKenzie family.


Emory Knox Graham Jr.
Mr. Emory Knox Graham Jr., 85, of Mt. Ulla, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 at his home. Born on May 5, 1931 in Rowan County, he was the son of the late Emory Knox Graham Sr. and Rebecca McDaniel Graham. A lifelong member of Thyatira Presbyterian Church, E.K. was active in many areas, including being a deacon for over 50 years and being involved with church missions. He was a 1949 graduate of Mt. Ulla High School and served his country in the United States Army. E.K. was a lifelong dairy farmer. His family and farming meant everything to him. In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his brothers, Whitfield Graham and Floyd Graham as well as sister Fannie Mae Parker. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 63 years, Carol Whitaker Graham; son, Emory Graham (Susan) of Mt. Ulla; and daughters Belinda Raymer of Mt. Ulla and Gwyn Overcash (Dennis) of China Grove. Also surviving him are his sisters, Rebecca Morrison and Annie Rowles, as well as his grandchildren Melissa Waller (Brian), Justin Raymer (Kristen), Neil Raymer (Ammie), Jaymes Graham, Jon Graham (Anna), Jennie Graham and Desirae Fesperman (Ben). His great-grandchildren are Zoie, Nate, Elizabeth, Olivia and Wendell Raymer, Luke, Sarah, Anna and Mary Waller and Fiona and Whitaker Raymer.

Service & Visitation: A graveside service will be on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Thyatira Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 220 White Road Salisbury, with Rev. Stacey Steck, minister. A gathering of friends will be held at 1:30 p.m. in the church fellowship hall following the graveside.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Thyatira Presbyterian Church, 220 White Road, Salisbury, NC 28147. Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.linnghoneycuttfuneralhome.com.


Edith Kluttz Deal
Edith Kluttz Deal, 83, of Lawrenceville Ga., formerly of Concord, died peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 at MeSun Hospice in Lawrenceville, Ga. Service: Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, at Carolina Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel: 601 Mount Olivet Rd. Kannapolis, NC. 28083. Edith Ann Kluttz was born July 25, 1933 in Rowan County, the only daughter of Gaither Brown Kluttz, Sr. and wife, Edna Fay Artz Kluttz. She was a member of the Class of 1951 at Faith High School in Faith. She was a member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Faith, having moved her membership after her marriage in 1949. She was confirmed at Organ Lutheran Church in Rockwell, where her great-grandfather, Rev. William Artz, served as pastor during the Civil War and served as President of the NC Lutheran Synod for seven terms. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Brown Cotton Deal in 2011; and by her brothers, G.B. Kluttz, Jr. in 2014, Kenneth E. Kluttz in 2015 and James C. Kluttz in 2016. She is survived by sons Claude Michael Mike Deal and wife, Jane, of Lawrenceville, Ga., with whom she made her home and Steven Glenn Steve Deal, and wife, Debbie, of China Grove. She is also survived by two grandsons, Jamey Scott Deal and wife, Sandy, and Billy Glenn Deal and wife, Nikki; and four great-grandchildren, Ashley Deal, Taylor Deal, Kaylan Deal, and Brantley Deal, all of China Grove; along with four sisters-in-law, Sara M. Kluttz, Sue L. Kluttz, Ruby K. Kluttz, and Miriam K. Deal; and numerous nieces and nephews. Edith loved attending Grace Arbor, the Congregational Respite Care Program of First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville, Ga., which is a respite daycare program for seniors with memory loss. She made many friends at Grace Arbor and loved the crafts, daily devotions and sing-alongs there.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Grace Arbor Congregational Respite Program, First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville, P.O. Box 2127, Lawrenceville, GA 30046 or to the Alzheimer's Association , Georgia Chapter, 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 550, Atlanta, GA 30346.

Visitation: The family will receive friends from 1:30-2 p.m., on Saturday, Jan. 21, at Carolina Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel. Arrangements by: Tim Stewart Funeral Home: 300 Simonton Rd. SW Lawrenceville, GA 30046. 770-962-3100. Please leave online condolences at www.stewartfh.com.


Evelyn Stroud Kinder
Evelyn Stroud Kinder, 91 of Salisbury passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at The Meadows of Rockwell.

Born September 9, 1925 in Rockwell, she was the daughter of the late John A and Katherine Kluttz Stroud.

Mrs. Kinder was educated in the Rowan County Schools and graduated from Boyden High School.

She was a homemaker and a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Cecil Kinder on May 20, 1979 and a sister, Elizabeth Misenheimer.

Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Ty Kinder of Salisbury; daughter, Brenda Kinder Barlow of Winston-Salem; grandchildren, Jennifer Van Orden and her children, Kathryn and Connor Van Orden of Chesapeake, VA and Karyn Venuso and husband Bret and their children, Peyton and Paxton Venuso of Vinings, GA.

A graveside service will be conducted 11 AM  Saturday (Jan. 21) at City Memorial Park with the Rev. Misty McAden, Chaplain of Hospice of Stanly County officiating. The family will speak to friends following the service.

Memorials may be made to St. Johns Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St., Salisbury, NC 281444

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


Betty Gwenlan Price Gregory
Betty Gwenlan Price Gregory, 91, of Salisbury, passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 at the Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks. Born July 7, 1925 in Tredegar, South Wales she was the only child the late Edith Gwenlan Rogers and Evan Rhys Price. Mrs. Gregory survived World War II living in London and left Europe shortly after the war ended. Mrs. Gregory moved to Salisbury in the 1950s. Mrs. Gregory was preceded in death by her son, David Rhys Gregory, who was the joy of her life. World War II caused the loss of contact between Mrs. Gregory and her extended family. She took great joy in reconnecting with many family members throughout Great Brittan and Canada in the later years of her life, traveling to both places to do so. She is survived by two nieces, Shirley Y. Leagas of Buckinghamshire, England and Joan Williams of Wales; and two nephews, Paul Edwards of South Yorkshire, England and Dennis Edwards of Thunder Bay, Canada. Mrs. Gregory was educated in Wales, Canada and the United States. She worked as an insurance agent for Blue Cross Blue Shield for 20 years.

Service: A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church with Rev. Robert Black officiating. Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Gregory family. Online condolences may be made at www.summersettfuneral.com.


George Lee Powell
George Lee Powell, 60, of Albemarle , passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Hellen (Eury) Powell whom he married on December 7, 1980. Lee was born on November 2, 1956 to Paul Dean Powell and Lois Lomax Powell Goodman in Baltimore, MD. He was co-owner of Stanly Custom Metals, a heating and air company. Lee was a member of Liberty United Methodist Church in Gold Hill. Lee enjoyed spending time working on cars, lawnmowers and tractors. He also loved to fish. He was a dependable person who would always lend a hand to anyone in need. His family was the most important part of his life and he was a loving husband, father and brother who will be greatly missed. In addition to his parents, Lee was preceded in death by a brother, Randy Dean Powell. Lee is survived by his wife, Hellen Eury Powell; son, Jeremy Powell of Albemarle; three sisters, Brenda Melton Coley of Albemarle, Barbara Powell Poplin of Albemarle, and Deborah Lynn Goodman Hopkins and husband Steve of Gold Hill.

A visitation will be held on Monday, January 23, 2017 from 2-3 pm at Liberty United Methodist in Gold Hill. A service will follow the visitation at 3 pm in the church with Rev. Charlie Curtis, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow the service in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Lee's name may be sent to a favorite animal charity of your choice . Powles Staton Funeral Home of Rockwell, honored provider of Veterans Funeral Care, is assisting the Powell Family. Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.


Jerry Wayne Caster Sr.
Jerry Wayne Caster Sr., 66, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 at Tucker Hospice House, Kannapolis, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Sept. 24, 1950 in Rowan County, the son of Peggy Caskey Wardell and the late Bill Caster. Jerry worked for Carolina Memorial Park for over 30 years and retired in 2014. He had a passion for fishing and hunting. He enjoyed being by or on the water as often as he could; he also enjoyed building things and always had a new project he was working on. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty McIntyre Caster on Dec. 31, 2016; a son, Jerry Wayne Caster Jr. in 2003; and step-father, Charles Wardell. Those left to cherish his memory include his children, Donna Caster Wagoner and husband Jesse, Christina Caster Presutti and husban Owen and Michael Caster; his grandchildren, Heather Evans, Austin Caster, Chase Caster, Kearstin Caster, Zachary Nesbitt, Owen Presutti, Jarrad Presutti, Kadin Presutti and Karrisa Presutti; his twin brother, Terry Caster and wife Pam; two sisters, Billie Page and husband Doug and Donna McCorkle; and many nieces and nephews that he loved dearly.

Service and Visitation: A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017 at Carolina Memorial Park Chapel Mausoleum, Kannapolis, officiated by Rev. Mike Smith. The family will receive friends from 2-2:30 p.m. prior to the memorial service at the chapel.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family asked that memorials be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081. Whitley's Funeral Home is serving the family. Online condolences may be left at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com.


Charles Leone Weaver
Charles Leone Weaver died peacefully at home in China Grove Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. Charlie is survived by his wife, Judy; son, Charlie Jr.; sisters Jean Hudson (Arlie B) and Sue Lucas; brother, Sherrill Weaver (Becky); five granddaughters, Brittany Page, Victoria Weaver, Elyssa Weaver, Kaylie Weaver and Baby Riley; and one great granddaughter, Michelle Page. Charles was preceded in death by a brother, James Weaver. Charles Sr. was born Sept. 10, 1952 to Charlie Weaver and Ava Anderson Weaver in Harnett County. Charles married Judy Lefler Jan. 17, 1982. He was employed by China Grove Textiles for 21 years as a supervisor. Charlie enjoyed woodworking, fishing and landscaping.

Service: A celebration of life will be held Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 11 a.m. at Rock Grove Methodist Church, 1050 Rock Grove Church Rd., Salisbury, officiated by Oliver Kizziah, Charlie's brother-in-law.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Charles L. Weaver Memorial Fund at Community One Bank of China Grove.

Note: Effective Feb. 21, 2017 it willbecome Capital Bank. Funds will be used to pay medical bills and expenses.

A special thanks to Carolina Oncology, Dr. Wimmer and staff and to all the Hospice Caregivers of Salisbury. Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Weaver family. Online condolences may be made at www.lyerlyfuneralhome.com.


Andy David Towell
Mr. Andy David Towell, 57, of China Grove, passed away on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at CMC Northeast. Born on Sept. 22, 1959, in Rowan County, he was the son of the late O. K. Towell and Marie Cress Towell. Educated in the Rowan County schools he was a longtime active member of Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church, where he was known as the bell ringer. Mr. Towell worked for the Rowan County Vocational Workshop. He particularly enjoyed playing Bocce. Those left to cherish his memory is his adopted brother; two nieces; one nephew; and the loving and caring staff and residents at the Cabarrus County Group Home.

Visitation and Service: Visitation will be on Monday Jan. 23, at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church from 1:30 til 2:30 p.m., with funeral service to follow at 3 p.m., also at the church with Rev. Joseph Tallent, minister. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mr. Moriah Lutheran Chuch, 750 Mt. Moriah Church Rd. China Grove, NC. 28023. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.linnhoneycuttfuneralhome.com.


Gail D. Rutzler
Gail D. Rutzler, 74, of Richfield passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 22, 1942 in Elizabeth, N.J., to the late Evelyn C. Smithman and the late Stanley S. Decker. After graduating Linden High School and Rutgers University in New Jersey, Gail became a bookkeeper for forty-five years. She was the secretary of the Holiday Beach Club in Waretown, N.J., for ten years. Gail loved to read and enjoyed the sun and visiting the beach. However, her passion in life was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and spending time with the family. Left to cherish her memories is her husband Richard J. Rutzler, Sr. of Richfield; stepsons, Richard J. Rutzler (JoAnne), William E. Rutzler, Paul A. Rutzler, Randy J. Rutzler, all from N.J.; stepdaughters, Donna M. Skeen (James), Rhonda J. Rutzler; brother Robert A. Decker, both from N.J.; cousin Margaret Ecoblchon of N.J.; 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend to many who will be missed by all.

Arrangements: Celebration of life will be held at a later date. Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Rutzler family. Online condolences may be made at www.lyerlyfuneralhome.com. Funeral Home


Maurice Greydon Cook
Maurice Greydon Cook, 89, of Kannapolis passed away on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 at the Tucker Hospice House. He was born Nov. 22, 1927 in Cabarrus County, a son of the late Henry Greydon Cook and Blanche Swink Cook. He was preceded in death by a sister, Sara Cook Foster; and two brothers, Henry and Melvin Cook. Maurice retired from Cannon Mills after 44 years where he worked at Plant 1 #6 Weave Room. He was a graduate of Winecoff High School. He was a veteran of the US Army 1946-47. Maurice was a member of Center Grove Lutheran Church where he had been active in various activities including former Sunday school superintendent, Church Council and Property Committee member. Maurice loved watching sports, especially being an Atlanta Braves fan. Maurice is survived by his wife of 66 years, Elizabeth Rodgers Cook; two daughters, Elizabeth Cookie Hamilton (Don) of Rockwell, Marcia Graybeal (Dennis) of Kannapolis; three grandchildren, Kelly Eddings Semcho, Jason Eddings, Trent Graybeal; three great-grandchildren, C.J. Semcho, Ethan Eddings and Jaxon Eddings; and his sister, Bette Cook Fisher of Concord.

Visitation and Service: Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24, at Center Grove Lutheran Church officiated by Pastor Loyd Ginn. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m., prior at the church.

Memorials: Memorials may be made to Center Grove Lutheran Church, 1601 South Cannon Blvd. Kannapolis NC 28083 and /or Hospice of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081. The family would like to thank the staff of Hospice of Cabarrus County for the love and compassionate care shown to Maurice and family during his recent illness. Online condolences may be left at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com.


Maxine Broadway
Maxine Broadway, 83, of Kannapolis, passed away Jan. 21, 2017, at her home. She was born April 1, 1933 in Cabarrus Co. to the late Mack Baxter Kerley and Cozie Ree Wagoner Kerley. Maxine worked for Cannon Mills in the sewing room, and was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a member of Jackson Park United Methodist Church, member of the United Methodist Women Circle, started Jet Set, a youth leader, choir member, Gladys Nelson Sunday School class and teacher, Visitation Team member, Member of the Eastern Star, Maxine had went to Costa Rica Mission trip with church, she loved Jesus and her church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis C. Broadway Sr.; and a brother, E. Ray Kerley. Those left to cherish her memory are, her sons, Craige Broadway (Pat) of Kannapolis, Joe Broadway (Sharon) of Kannapolis; daughter, Patsy Broadway McKheean (Benny) of China Grove; four grandchildren, Rodney Wayne Carter, Erica Jo Broadway, Adam Broadway, Jennifer Broadway Wright; nine great-grandchildren, Karson, Kayman, and Kennady Wright, Sarah Carter, Daijsha, Drae, and Danikah Hooks, Isabelle, and Brianna Broadway.

Visitation and Service: Funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday at Whitley's Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Greg Gordon officiating. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m., Tuesday prior to the funeral service.

Memorials: Memorials may be made to Jackson Park United Methodist Church, 715 Mable Ave, Kannapolis, NC 28083 or Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus Co., 5003 Hospice Ln. Kannapolis, NC 28081. Online condolences may be made at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com.


Larry Hanson
Mr. Larry Hanson, age 72, of Granite Quarry, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Novant Rowan Medical Center. He was born June 26, 1944 in Wausau, WI. He was the son of the late Clarence Hanson and Madelia Hanson Dehlinger. Larry proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He enjoyed diving off the California Coast. He was an avid hunter and loved fishing the lakes of Canada. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Deloris Beckman. Larry is survived by his wife, Marilyn Hurley Hanson; son, Brett (Melissa) Hanson of Apex, NC; daughter, Chrissy (Gerald) McDaniel of Faith, NC and five grandsons, Dillon and Darrin McDaniel and Mack, Cade and Bryce Hanson.

He is further survived by his brothers, John Hanson of Tomah, WI, Darrell Dehlinger of Marathon, WI and sisters, Marian Kottke and Susan Degner, both of Merrill, WI. Larry began his 25 year career with the Federal Government at the Department of Defense at Fort McCoy (Wisconsin). After completing his education, he transferred to the VA Medical Center in Tomah, WI.

He was later promoted to the Safety Manager at the VA Medical Center in Palo Alto, CA, and later at Salisbury, NC. After retiring from the Department of Veterans Affairs, he worked in the Security Department at the Rowan Regional Medical Center. Memorial donations may be made to the Rowan County Honor Guard.

At Larrys request, the family made arrangements with Carolina Donor Services and Miracles Insight following his death.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 4:00 PM  7:00 PM at Summersett Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Salisbury National Cemetery  Government Road location. Those wishing to leave an online condolence for the family may do so at www.summersettfuneralhome.com. Summersett Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Hanson family.


Carolyn Ann Murray
Carolyn Ann Murray, 77, a resident of Salisbury, NC passed away Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Carillon Assisted Living in Salisbury.

A Memorial Service will be conducted 2 PM Saturday (January 28) at Summersett Memorial Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service.