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Carolyn Meismer Brown
Carolyn Meismer Brown, 78, of Rockwell, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2016, at the Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House. She was born June 23, 1938, in Cabarrus County the daughter of the late Jesse C. Meismer and the late Evelyn Knight Meismer. She was educated in the Cabarrus County schools. She was a member of Open Door Baptist Church in Richfield. She loved to mow and do yard work and anything that was outdoors. But she enjoyed spending time with her family most of all. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Robert Bob Brown who she married on June 30, 1962. Survivors include two sons, Don Brown (Debbie) of Gold Hill and Jeff Brown of Rockwell; one daughter, Robin Shoe (Ray) of Rockwell; one brother, J.C. Meismer (Nora) of Raeford; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Visitation and Service: The family will receive friends on Monday July 25, from 6-8 p.m., at Powles Staton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday July 26, at Open Door Baptist Church in Richfield. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to service time.

Memorials: Memorials may be made to Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House, 1229 Statesville Blvd. Salisbury, NC 28144. Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralhome.com. Powles Staton Funeral Home, a proud provider of Veterans Funeral Care is assisting the Brown family at this time.


Jettie Earline Hooks Connell
Jettie Earline Hooks Connell, 81, of Salisbury, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2016, at the Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House Surrounded by family. She was born on Sept. 23, 1934, to the late Robert and Lula (Deal) Hooks in Rowan County. Jettie worked for Cannon Mills in the washcloth department for most of her career and was a member of Rockwell United Methodist Church. She loved to go to Carolina Beach with her family and she enjoyed fishing as well. Jettie was a wonderful cook who loved to work in her garden, but she believed in only planting things you could eat. She was a proud member of the Amvets Ladies Auxiliary Post 845 of Rockwell. Listening to music was one of her favorite hobbies and she never missed a East Rowan Football game while her grandchildren were playing. Family was always most important to her, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Jettie was preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. Connell Jr. in 1971; a daughter, Dianne Connell Morris; two sisters, Ruth Troutman, and Helen Broadway; and three brothers, Bryce Overcash, Royal Overcash, and Harry Overcash. She is survived by a son, Terry Connell and wife Linda of Rockwell; a daughter, Ginger Connell Stamper and husband Mike of Rockwell; two sisters, Katherine Sechler, and Thelma Milstead; four grandchildren, Robbie Morris and wife Christa of Jonesville, Jeremy Connell and wife Jessica of Rockwell, Jennifer Sellers and husband Chris of Rockwell, and Chris Connell of Cary; and three great-grandchildren, Graycie Morris, Dalton Garner, and Aubree Sellers.

Arrangements: A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday July 28, at 3 p.m., at Rockwell United Methodist Church (430 E. Main St, Rockwell, NC 28138 ) conducted by Rev. Charles Curtis. The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

Memorials: Memorials may be made to Rockwell United Methodist Church (430 E. Main St, Rockwell, NC 28138) or to the Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House (1229 Statesville Blvd., Salisbury, NC 28144). Powles Staton Funeral Home, honored provider of Veterans Funeral Care, is assisting the Connell family. Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.


Judy Webster
Judy Webster, 75, of Kannapolis, passed away, Saturday, July 23, 2016, at CMC-North East. She was born July 30, 1940 in Rowan County. She was a member of St. Enoch Lutheran Church. Judy worked in plant 1 in the supply room at Fieldcrest Cannon mill until she retired in 2003. She loved her family and adored her grandchildren. Her sweet and gentle sprit will be greatly missed. Judy was preceded in death by her mother, Helen Smith; and brother, Wayne Patty. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Russell Gene Webster; one son, Derek Webster (Lori) of China Grove; one daughter, Beth W. Pittmon (Clyde) of Kannapolis; five grandchildren, Caleb, Elijah, Josiah Webster, Abigail, and Maggie Pittmon.

Visitation and Service: Funeral service will be held 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 26, at Whitley's Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. Visitation will be prior to the service from 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., at Whitley's Funeral Home. Whitley's Funeral Home is Serving the Webster family, online condolences may be made at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com.


David Wade Burr
David Wade Burr, 58, of Landis, passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. David was born on August 16, 1957, in Rowan County to the late Wade Hampton Burr and the late Ruby Mills. David worked for Landis Moving & Storage in the delivery department for ten years and was a valued employee of the company. He loved to go fishing and to drive to new and different places. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wade and Ruby; and his sister, Dawn Sheree Burr Lanier. Those left to cherish his memory are his brother, Mark Burr of Salisbury; sisters, Margaret Gail Burr Benton of Montana and Patricia Burr Lanier (Rick) of Lexington; as well as several nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Ecil Campbell of China Grove & Landis Moving & Storage. Arrangements: Services will be held at a later date.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to The American Heart Association , 222 South Church Street, Suite 303, Charlotte, NC 28202. Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Burr family. Online condolences may be made at www.lyerlyfuneralhome.com.


Ralph Franklin Junior Butler, Jr.
Ralph Franklin Junior Butler, Jr., 56, of Kannapolis passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2016, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center from work related injuries. Junior was born Sept. 30, 1959, in Iredell Co., the son of the late Ralph Sr. and Jackie Yow Butler. He was a life-long area resident and active member of Unity UMC, serving in many positions in the church. Junior was a senior electrician at Freightliner, working there 27 years. In earlier years Junior enjoyed working for Alan Kulwicki's NASCAR race team. He loved to spend time at the lake with his boys, boating and fishing. He loved grilling and ice cream. Junior was a devoted father, brother, uncle and friend. He will be dearly missed. He is survived by his 3 sons, James Robbie Butler, Hunter Lee Butler and Noah Jay Butler, all of Kannapolis; his sisters, Linda Walter and Sandra Thompson (Gilbert), both of Mooresville; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation and Service: His funeral will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, July 25, at Unity United Methodist Church with Rev. Tim Whittington and Rev. Carl Settle officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, July 24, at Whitley's Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Unity United Methodist Church Building Fund, 8605 Unity Church Rd, Kannapolis, NC 28081.


Patricia Ann James Cline
Patricia Ann James Cline, age 75, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family on Monday, July 25, 2016 after a period of declining health. She was born February 7, 1941 in Cabarrus County, NC, the daughter of the late Edgar Brewer James and Dorothy Louise Shoemaker James. Pat was retired from the Rowan County Schools System after twenty-five years of service where she spent all of that time at Bostian Elementary School. There, she worked in the lunch room, was a bus driver, and a teacher's assistant over her career. She loved taking care of all of the children. Pat was also a woman of faith always proclaiming her love for Jesus Christ. Among her many interests she loved going to the beach, caring for her pets, and spending quality time with In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by three children, James Dean Bradbury, Patricia Ann (Tricia) Cline, and Christina Louise Cline; five siblings: Mary James Coughenour, Louise James Johns, Edgar (Buddy) James, Carol James Carter, and Kay James Honeycutt.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at Whitley's Funeral Home Main Chapel, Kannapolis, NC. Burial will be at a later date. The family will receive friends at the funeral home after the service. Survivors include her husband of fifty-three years, Stamie Monroe Cline, Jr. (Steve); her son, Randy Thomas Bradbury; her daughter, Kemberley D. Bradbury Rappe (Eddie); a grandson, Stephen Justus McGraw; and a granddaughter, Alyssa Payton McGraw; three siblings, Mildred James Wilhelm, Judy James Fagan, and Sandra James Payne; and numerous nieces, nephews, Memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081. On-line condolences may be left at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com.


John Jancic Sr
John Jancic Sr, 83, of Granite Quarry, passed away July 25, 2016. John was born in Glassport, PA on November 20, 1932 to Michael and Helen Yancich. John is survived by his wife of 62 years Ann Shirley Jancic of the home; Children; Christine McDonald (Ken) of Kannapolis, NC, Donald Jancic of McKeesport, PA, David Jancic of Dravosburg, PA, John Jancic (Marsey) of Cleveland, NC. 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; Brother Sam Jancic of Glassport, PA.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00am Thursday July 28, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Sacred Heart Development Fund.

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


Belinda Anne Harrison
Belinda Anne Harrison, 63, of Salisbury, passed away Friday, July 22, 2016 at Tucker Hospice House in Kannapolis surrounded by her loving family. She was born Jan. 16, 1953 in Rowan County, a daughter of the late Alberta Ruth Hopkins Taylor and Sylvester Syl Taylor. After graduating high school, Belinda attended Davidson Community College where she studied to be a paralegal. She was employed by Food Lion for over 25 years in the accounting department. She loved shopping, especially with QVC. Belinda was Christian by faith. She believed in treating everyone equally and fairly. She was very quick to come to defense for others. She was a very loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister and friend who will be sadly missed. Belinda always put others before herself. She was a very giving lady. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband Beron HH Harrison on Jan. 19, 2009 and several brothers and sisters. Left to cherish her memory are her two sons, Richard Harrison and wife Christy of Salisbury and Lane Harrison and wife Hannah of Worcester, Mass.; three very special grandchildren, Aidan, Kendall and Addison Harrison; and one brother, William Bill Taylor and wife Carolyn, all of Salisbury.

Service: Belinda will be laid to rest with her beloved husband Beron at 11 a.m. Wednesday July 27, 2016 at the Salisbury National Cemetery, 501 Statesville Blvd., Salisbury, NC 28144 with the Rev. Jim Vickrey officiating. Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Harrison family. Online condolences may be made at www.lyerlyfuneralhome.com.


Willis Edward Kerley
Mr. Willis Edward Kerley, 94, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016, at Salisbury VA Hospital Hospice.

A funeral service is scheduled for 2:00 pm Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at Ladys Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Mike Roper will officiate. Interment will follow at Carolina Memorial Park in Kannapolis. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm Wednesday at Ladys Funeral Home. Mr. Kerley was born March 15, 1922 in Alexander County, NC. He was the son of the late Daniel Kerley and Maude Bumgarner Kerley. He worked for Fieldcrest Cannon Mills as a packer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force having served in World War II. Mr. Kerley was a member of Franklin Heights Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon, Sunday School teacher, choir member, and a teller. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Kerley. Mr. Kerley is survived by son, Danny Kerley.

Remembrances may be sent to the family at www.ladysfuneralhome.com. Ladys Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family of Mr. Kerley.


James Jimmy Malcolm Minnick
James Jimmy Malcolm Minnick, 69, of Salisbury passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House. Jim was born in Washington, D.C., in 1947. He spent most of his life in Maryland in the Washington and Baltimore metropolitan areas. He was an avid Redskins football and University of Maryland basketball fan. He also loved spending time with his family in Ocean City, Md., where they shared happy memories for many years. In Jim's career, he owned several businesses and held sales positions dealing with hardware products and appliances. He was well known in the property management business circles dealing with multi-family apartment complexes. In 2013, Jimmy and Marsha, his wife of 35 years, moved to Salisbury to be closer to family. He leaves many behind to cherish his memory. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, and he will be sorely missed.

Service: A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 30, at 12 p.m., at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 930 South Main Street, Salisbury, NC 28144. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House, 1229 Statesville Blvd., Salisbury, NC 28144 in his memory.


Royce Virgil Colby
Royce Virgil Colby, 92, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2016 in Raleigh. He was born on March 21, 1924, in Terril, Iowa to Hazel and Melvin Colby. He married Jeanette Fladland in St. Paul, Minn., on Valentine's Day 1948. They were married for 61 years, always providing a welcoming home for their children, grandchildren, friends, and relatives. Raised in southern Minnesota, Royce graduated in June 1942 from Jackson High School, where he excelled in athletics and music. Upon graduation, he began his career as a clerk with the FBI in Washington, D.C. In the fall of 1943, Royce enlisted in the Army Air Corps and served in the 8th Air Force, 2nd Air Division/European theatre in WWII, flying 27 missions as a tail gunner and radio operator on a B-24 Liberator with the 491st Bomb Group. On his 14th mission, the plane was hit by enemy fire and the crew was forced to bail out over Belgium. All but one crew member survived. T/Sgt Colby was decorated with the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart, and other commendations. A highlight of Royce's life was returning to the crash site in Belgium for the dedication of a monument in honor of the crew, organized by The Patton Drivers, Leuven Centraal, who remain friends to this day. Royce graduated with a BS from The University of Minnesota in 1953 before continuing his career as a Special Agent at FBI offices in Minneapolis, Dallas, and New York, and then returned to the FBI Laboratory in Washington, D.C. He retired in 1976 after 33 years with the Bureau. After raising their family in Springfield, Va., for 25 years, Royce and Jeanette moved to Salisbury, in 1981. There they enjoyed many years of retirement during which they traveled to re-connect with relatives and friends such as Ex-Agents Society; Ex-Communicators; 8th Air Force, 2nd Air Division, 491st Bomb Group and their Springfield group. Royce belonged to Salisbury Civitans, First Presbyterian Church, Salisbury Newcomers, and the American Legion where he attended many baseball games throughout the years. In 2014, he relocated to Raleigh.

The family is indebted to and thankful for the kindness of his friends and caregivers at Hillcrest, Raleigh and extends its deepest gratitude to the Patton Drivers Leuven Centraal, ever grateful for their dedication and steadfast vigilance in remembering and memorializing all of the brave troops who participated in the liberation of Europe during WWII. Royce was predeceased by his parents; his sister, Leona Harries; and his beloved wife Jeanette, who died in 2009. He is survived by his children, Candace (Brian) Kennedy of Salem, Ore., Jack (Brenda) Colby of Raleigh, Cathy (Justin) Colby-Grauer of Ridgefield, Conn., Beth (Peter) Manning of Pawcatuck, Conn., and Christie (John) Hancock of Richmond, Va. He is also survived by ten grandchildren, Todd and Kevin Kennedy, Jennifer (fiancé Brian May), Jeffrey, and Stephen Colby, Jesse Grauer, Christopher, Thomas, and Amy Manning, and Callie Hancock; and by his sister-in-law, Elizabeth Finberg of Chisago City, Minn.

Visitation and Service: The family will greet friends from 12 to 1 p.m., Friday, July 29, at Summersett Funeral Home, followed by a Celebration of Life service at 1pm. Military burial in Salisbury National Cemetery will follow at 2 p.m.

Memorials: Memorials in Royce's honor may be made to Civitan Club of Salisbury, P.O. Box 171, Salisbury, NC 28145 or American Legion Baseball, c/o Harold B. Jarrett American Legion Post, 1024 Lincolnton Rd., Salisbury, NC 28144. Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Colby family. Online condolences may be made at www.summersettfuneralhome.com.


Sue Eller Simpson
Sue Eller Simpson, 71, passed away July 25, 2016, at home under the care of Catawba Regional Hospice. She was born Feb. 23, 1945, in Baltimore, Md., to the late Travis Littleton Eller, Jr. and Leona Stull Eller, but grew up in Hickory. Sue retired from Duke Energy in Charlotte 2006. She was employed there for more than 28 years, and held many positions. She was a licensed Certified Business Continuity Professional. She was formerly chairman of the Contingency Planning Association of the Carolinas. She also served on the advisory board of the Disaster Recovery Journal. Sue attended Lenoir Rhyne University for two years, and then transferred to University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where she received a BA in Business Administration. Sue and her husband Vann are very active members of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Hickory both serving as Stephen Ministers, and members of the Resurrection Sunday School Class. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her daughter, Robin Lynette Buchanan; and a grandson, Dustin Darche. She is survived by her husband, D. Vann Simpson; sister, Beverly Ledford; son, Russell Farley all of Hickory; granddaughter, Alexis Marie Buchanan, Fla.; grandson, Seth Eugene Farley, Wis.; aunts, Doris Jordan, Elva Rae Honeycutt, Judy Hoffner; uncle, John Eller, and his wife Frances all of Rockwell; nephews, Rick and wife Tonya Ledford and children Riley and Travis of Mooresville, Shane Ledford, Daniel Ledford and wife Gayla and sons Jacob Fox, Josh and wife Lorie Fox and son Cameron, Aaron Ledford and Jenny Oxentine and children Lace and Mason Sharpe all of Taylorsville; also surviving, a step-daughter, Julie Simpson Salvi, and her husband Emilio Salvi; and grandchildren, Rocco, Bella, and Cara Salvi, Chicago.

Visitation and Service: A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday July 30, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 547 6th St. NW, Hickory, NC with the Pastor Robert Allen officiating. The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall following the service. A graveside service will be held at Emmanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery in Rockwell at a later date. Memorials: Memorials may be made to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658. Condolences may be made online at www.jenkinsfuneralhome.net.


Henry L. Dorty Sr
Mr. Henry L. Dorty Sr. (Bobby), 81, of Salisbury NC, Passed away unexpectedly on July 18, 2016 at Novant Rowan Medical Center in Salisbury NC. He was born on May 29, 1935 in Surry County NC to the late William C. Dorty and Rhoda N. Dorty. He was a graduate of R.A. Clement High School in Cleveland NC. and retired after 30 years of service from Fiber Industries. Henry was a member of Bethel Power of Faith Ministry in Salisbury NC. Henry was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister; Mr. Clyde Dorty, Mr. Charles Dorty, Mr. James Dorty, Mr. Arthur L. Dorty, Mr. Larry C. Dorty, and Mrs. Dorothy M. Bellamy. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Mrs. Barbara Ann Dorty of the home; sister, Ms. Florence Clark of Detroit Michigan; brother, Mr. Leroy Dorty of Statesville NC; children, Mr. Henry L. Dorty Jr. (Joy) Troutman NC; Mrs. Dawn Cushman (Tony), Salisbury NC; Ms. Mary Ann Sumner, Salisbury NC; Mrs. Sharon Valentine (Robert), Salisbury NC; Ms. Karen Dorty, Salisbury NC; and Mrs. Tina Hargrove (Reco), Morgantown West Virginia. Henry is also survived by seventeen grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

Service: Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Outreach Christian Tabernacle, pastor, Bradley Taylor, officiating. Visitation: 12:00 p.m., Funeral: 1:00 p.m. Hairston Funeral Home, Inc. is serving the Dorty family. Online condolences may be sent to, hairstofh.com. f


John Jancic, Sr.
John Jancic, Sr., passed away on Monday, July 25, 2016, at Rowan Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, after a period of declining health. He was 83. John was born Nov. 20, 1932, to Michael and Helen Yancich. He graduated in 1950 from Glassport High School in Glassport, Pa. and married his wife Shirley on April 9, 1954. He retired from Continental Can Company in West Mifflin, PA and later moved to Granite Quarry in 1985 where he lived until his death. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Mary (Potemra). He is survived by his wife, of 62 years, Ann Shirley Burkley Jancic of the home; daughter, Christine (Ken) McDonald of Kannapolis; son, Donald Jancic of McKeesport, Pa.; son, David Jancic of Dravosburg, Pa.; son, John (Marsey) Jancic of Cleveland; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and his brother, Samuel Jancic of Glassport, Pa.

Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday July 28, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment in the church cemetery will immediately follow the service.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Sacred Heart Development Fund. Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Jancic family. Online condolences may be made at www.summersettfuneralhome.com.


Mark Alan Lucas
Mark Alan Lucas, 54, of Salisbury, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2016, at Liberty Lane Hospice in Salisbury surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Pemberton Township, N.J., a son of Barbara Carr Yarbough and John Lucas, Sr. After graduating high school, Mark continued his education by studying HVAC. He was a proud veteran of the US Navy. Mark was employed in the boating industry as a mechanic after his military service. Mark was a very kind and loving son, father, grandfather, brother and friend who will be greatly missed. He loved spending time with his family especially his two grandsons. Left to cherish his memories are his three daughters, Stephanie Katsamperis (Jake Harris) and Brittany Morris (John VanHoose) all of Salisbury and Jean Yarbough of Savannah, Ga.; two very precious grandsons, Nolan Musclewhite and Mason Morris both of Salisbury; mother, Barbara Carr Yarbough (Pete) of Faith; father, John Lucas, Sr. (Julie) of Browns-Mills, N.J.; one brother, John Lucas, Jr. (Valerie) of Philadelphia, Pa.; and one sister Pamela Pope of Salisbury.

Services: Graveside service will be held at 9 a.m., Friday, July 29, at the Salisbury National Cemetery, 501 Statesville Blvd., Salisbury, NC 28144. Military honors will be accorded by the Lyerly Volunteer Honor Guard. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and all the employees at the Liberty Lane Hospice for all the wonderful care Mark received. Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Lucas family. Online condolences may be made at www.lyerlyfuneralhome.com.


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.