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Lisa Dean Ramsey
Lisa Dean Ramsey, 56, of Linwood, passed Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 at Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem. Lisa was born Feb. 14, 1961, the daughter of the late Richard and Margaret Ramsey. Also preceding her in death were her four-legged children, Rocky and Monster Man. In recent years, Lisa was disabled, but early in life she led a fulfilled life as a CNA at a nursing facility, a security officer and as a police officer. She also worked part-time for a veterinarian which reflected her love of animals. She is survived by three brothers, Tracy Ramsey (Linda) of Salisbury, Alan Ramsey (Linda) of Concord and Tony Ramsey of Linwood; sister, Tammy Ramsey Thompson (Mark) of Linwood; niece, Brandy Ramsey; nephews, Jason Ramsey of Linwood and Christopher Ramsey of Thomasville; and a very special aunt, Linda Sigmon.

Service & Visitation: A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 at Smith Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, conducted by Preacher Clyde Akers. The family will receive friends from 12:30-1:30 p.m. prior to the service at Piedmont Funeral Home. Piedmont Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at

Harold Craven Miller
Mr. Harold Craven Miller, 76, US Air Force, Retired, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nev. Arrangements: Graveside services will be held Thursday, Oct. 19, 1 p.m., at the VA Cemetery in Salisbury, NC., with military honors. Visitation will be Wednesday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. W.H. Bryant, A.E. Grier & Sons of Mooresville, NC is serving the Miller family.

Joe Louis Poppa Joe Ferguson
Joe Louis Poppa Joe Ferguson, 82, who was born to the late Mack and Arsonia Heath Ferguson in Rowan County on Sept. 8, 1935 departed his life on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 at Magnolia Garden, Spencer. He attended Rowan-Salisbury schools, various churches and was employed for over 20 years at Cone Mills. He was preceded in death by his wife, Parthinia Ferguson; sons, Dwight Ferguson, and Stevie Ferguson; and sisters, Rosa McCollough and Getrude Brown. Those that are left to cherish memories include sons, Tommy Ferguson of Concord and Mark (Terri) Ferguson of Salisbury; sisters, Pearl Oglesby of Salisbury and Lorraine Carter of New York; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Service and Visitation: Homegoing service will be Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. at Rowan Funeral Services Chapel. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Family will receive family and friends 30 minutes prior to service. At all other times, they will be at 711 Bringle Ferry Rd., Salisbury. Rowan Funeral Services is assisting the family.

Rushie Austin Shue
Rushie Austin Shue of China Grove, age 65, died on October 15th 2017, at Tucker Hospice House. Rushie is survived by her husband Darrell of 44 years and son Jason of Mt Pleasant.. She is preceded in death by her son, Jamie, of Rockwell ; and father George Austin of China Grove. Mrs. Shue was born on March 11th 1952, in Mooresville, NC to parents George and Mickey Austin. She was one of two children  sister Robin is also from China Grove. She graduated from Northwest Cabarrus High School in1970 and attended CPCC obtaining a degree in Accounting. Rushie worked at Global Contact Services in Salisbury for 17 years. Rushie married Darrell in 1972 and the couple had twin boys : Jamie and wife Heather who have two children  Madalynn (13) and Eva (9) and Jason and wife Lori who also have two children Austin (14) and Abby (11).

The funeral is scheduled for Thursday October 19th at Nazareth Community Church at 4 pm with a visitation time with family following the service. Pastor Mike Shoaf will officiate the ceremony of Rushie's life. All are welcomed to attend.

In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be sent to Duke Liver Center NAFLD Research Program C/O Dr Abdelmalek PO Box 3913 Durham, NC 27710

Janie Mae Mattison
Ms. Janie Mae Mattison, 66, passed away Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, at her residence. Born May 10, 1951 in Rowan County, she was the daughter of the late James B. Mattison and Katherine Barber Johnson Mattison. She was educated in the public schools of Rowan County and she was employed with the vocational workshop and loved her job, family, people and never met a stranger. She will be truly missed by all. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Thomas Mattison, James Johnson, and Clarence Mattison; and a sister, Elnora Johnson Sellers. She leaves precious and loving memories to her sister, Anna Mattison Dupree (William) of Salisbury; brother, William Richard Mattison of Salisbury; nephews, Montonya Mattison of Statesville, Justin Dupree of Salisbury, and Cameron Dupree (Alethea) of Conyers, Ga.; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements: Viewing from 2 to 6 p.m., Thursday, at the A.R. Kelsey Memorial Chapel, Noble and Kelsey Funeral Home, Inc. and a Bible Discourse at 6:30 p.m., Thursday. Noble and Kelsey Funeral Home, Inc., is serving the family and online condolences may be sent to

Rebecca Ann Huie Logan
Rebecca Ann Huie Logan, age 69, passed away peacefully on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 at the Tucker Hospice House. She was born on Oct. 1, 1948 at the March Airforce Base in Riverside, Calif. Becky was the daughter of the late Roy C. Huie and Dorothy Erwin Huie. She attended A.L. Brown High School. Becky was an incredibly loving housewife who supported her husband and raised her two sons. Her family fondly remembers her love of beach music, shag dancing, and spending time with friends and family at their home and at the former Kannapolis Country Club. Becky had a great sense of humor and was often the center of attention in almost any setting. Survivors include her husband of 48 years, E.M. (Chip) Logan Jr.; two sons, Jason Evans Logan and wife Natalie (LeAnn) Sloop Logan, of Southlake, Tex. and Daniel McBrayer (Brayer) Logan and wife Tanya Black Logan of Kannapolis; two grandchildren, Chase Logan and Hannah Logan of Kannapolis; two sisters, Kathy H. Koch and husband Steve Koch of Oak Island and Rhonda Huie and Gary Wise of Fenton, Mich.; her brother, Chuck Huie and wife Cindy Huie of Kannapolis; and many wonderful nieces and nephews.

Service and Visitation: The funeral service to celebrate her life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 at Whitley's Funeral Home, Kannapolis, officiated by Rev. Mike Hubbard. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 101 Brunswick Ave., Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28207. Whitley's Funeral Home is serving the family. Online condolences may be left at

Linda Mauldin Keziah
Ms. Linda Mauldin Keziah, 72, passed away Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at her home. Linda was born Sept. 23, 1945 in Mocksville. She was a daughter of the late Maurice Mauldin and Thelma Motley Mauldin. She retired from Phillip Morris in Concord. Linda was a dedicated mother and grandmother and enjoyed working with flowers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Tracy Morrison; and two sisters, Janet Mauldin and Jackie Tingle. Ms. Keziah is survived by a daughter, Rebecca Vickers and husband Terry of Kannapolis; two sons, Jamie Padgett and wife Beth of Salisbury and Johnny Padgett of Pensacola, Fla.; a sister, Ann Shaver of Salisbury; brother, Maurice Mauldin of Winston-Salem; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Service: A funeral service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 at Lady's Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Chris Williams will officiate. Interment will follow at Carolina Memorial Park in Kannapolis.

Visitation: The family will receive friends from 12-1:45 p.m. Friday at Lady's Funeral Home. Lady's Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family of Ms. Keziah. Remembrances may be sent to the family online at

Patricia Pat' Ann Waiters House
SPENCER  Patricia Pat' Ann Waiters House, a life-long educator and resident of North Carolina, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 at the age of 62. She was called to sing in the heavenly choir. Pat is survived by her husband, Jimmy Lee House; her daughter, Jennifer Lynette House (Benjamin) and grandson, Benjamin Isaiah House Bowers; her father, Dr. Henry Belton Waiters and sisters, Yvonne Waiters-Dixon and Wanda Waiters; a host of other relatives and special friends. Her mother, Mrs. Nancy Ann Corry Waiters celebrated her home going on February 3, 2006. Pat was born in Rowan County on May 4, 1955. She received her early education and attended Shuford Memorial Elementary School in Granite Quarry, Monroe Street School and Salisbury High School in 1973. She received a degree in Psychology from Livingstone College and was very active in the Concert Choir, Psychology Club, Spirit choir, Inspirational choir, and a Youth Advisor. Pat's love for educating children, lead her to obtain a Masters of Education from UNC-Charlotte. Pat was a devoted educator in the Salisbury-Rowan School System and taught at Salisbury High and Knox Middle schools. Pat enjoyed singing in the church choir and educating children. She became a member of the Salisbury Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc in 2006. She was a lover of crafts and a skilled ceramics artist. Pat retired from the school system, enjoyed tutoring her grandson, sitting on her patio, and listening to the birds sing. She was a devoted sister, wife, mother, grandmother,niece, and friend. Pat was a spiritual lady and was actively involved in her church activities. She will be deeply missed by all !

Visitation and Service: Services will be held on Thursday, October 19 at Henderson Grove Baptist Church. Visitation at 12 p.m. and Funeral at 1 p.m. Burial will be held on Friday, Oct. 20 at 10 a.m., Salisbury National Cemetery, 501 Statesville Blvd. Pastor Perry Dye, Officiating Noble and Kelsey Funeral Home, Inc is serving the family and online condolences may be sent to

Ruth Gibson Wallace
Ruth Gibson Wallace, 88, departed her life peacefully at Novant Rowan Regional Medical Center on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. She was born to the late Jake Adams and Cynthia Gibson on Jan. 12, 1929 in Cabarrus County. She attended school in Cabarrus County and was a member of Hall's Chapel Primitive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Wallace Sr. and daughter, Cynthia Graham. She leaves memories to her sons, Mitchell (Fannie) Gibson and James R. Wallace Jr.; daughters, Mary (Glen)Heilig and Evon Wallace; brother, Arthur Gibson; aunt, Beulah Sifford; 20 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Service & Visitation: Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 at Rowan Funeral Services Chapel. The family will receive at 12:30 p.m., prior to the service. Rowan Funeral Services is assisting the Wallace/Gibson family.

Vickie Cranfill Dwiggins
Mrs. Vickie Cranfill Dwiggins, 52, of Advance, died Monday, October 16, 2017, after a lengthy illness and was surrounded by her loving family at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. She was born Sept. 16, 1965, in Davie County. Mrs. Dwiggins had been employed by VF Jeanswear. She enjoyed fishing, crafts, reading and riding motorcycles. She was preceded in death by her father, Wayne Cranfill. Survivors include her husband, David Dwiggins of the home; her mother, Maudie Melton Harris of Advance; three stepchildren, Mandy Correll (Chad), Megan Seaford (Dustin), all of Mocksville and Jonathan Dwiggins (Sara) of Westfield; seven stepgrandchildren; and her mother-in-law, Peggy Dwiggins of Mocksville.

Arrangements: A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 20, at Eaton Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Peter Peterson officiating. Interment will follow in Eatons Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Memorials: They request that memorials be considered for National Kidney Foundation of NC, Inc., 933 Louise Ave., Ste. 101B, Charlotte, NC 28204. Online condolences may be made at

Mary Magdalyn Gray Bruce
EAST SPENCER  Mrs. Mary Magdalyn Gray Bruce 77, passed away Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center. Born May 9, 1940 in Lexington Co, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Robert Gray and Maggie Inabeinet Gray. She was educated in the public schools of South Carolina and retired from the W.G. Hefner VA Medical Center, Salisbury, after many years of devoted service. She was a member of Halls Temple Holiness Church where she was First Lady and served as the church secretary, treasurer, missionary board member and choir member. She was preceded in death by her son, Charles Bruce, Sr. and her brothers and sisters. She leaves precious and loving memories to her husband, Elder Bruce, Jr. of the home; children Darotheia Bruce Lyerly (Derrick Sr.), Salisbury, Lonzella Dianne Bruce, Salisbury, Vincent Leroy Bruce (Colleen), Salisbury; sisters, Ethel Davenport, Pelion, S.C., Martha Thomas (Joe), Columbia, S.C.; brother, Robert Gray, Columbia, S.C., 15 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces nephews, cousins other relatives and many friends.

Visitation and Service: Services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 at Tower of Power United Holy Church, 601 East Cemetery St. Visitation at 1 p.m. and funeral at 2 p.m. with Bishop Derek Kelly, New Faith Full Gospel Fellowship Center, Lexington, Eulogist and the burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Salisbury. Noble and Kelsey Funeral Home, Inc. is serving the family of Mrs. Bruce and online condolences may be sent to

Lillian M. Brown
Mrs. Lillian M. Brown, age 76, native of Salisbury, died, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. She was born in Rowan County on, April 7, 1941, to the late John McCullough, Sr. and Louvenia Boyd McCullough. She was educated in the public schools of Rowan County. She was last employed as a Nurse's Aide. In addition to her parent's, brother's, James and Jerry McCullough; sisters, Mary McCullough, Martha Dunlap and Loretta McCullough; and grandson, De'Marcus Brown preceded her in death. Those who will forever cherish her memory are her son, Lontee Brown; sisters, Tammie Ford (Brentin) and Betty Jo McCullough; brothers; Archie McCullough (Vickie) and John McCullough (Grace); grandchildren, Ja'Kia Brown, Dominique Brown, Ashtyn Brown, Lillian Brown, Porsche' Brown, Lontee Presley, Dion Brown and Tristian Brown; five great-grandchildren; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and dear friends.

Visitation and Service: Funeral service will be held on, Friday, Oct. 20, at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Enon Church Rd., Salisbury, NC. Visitation: 11a.m., funeral: 11:30 a.m. Rev. Jerry Miller, pastor/eulogist. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Hairston Funeral Home, Inc., is serving the Brown family.

Raymond Hayward Pierce Jr.
Raymond Hayward Pierce Jr., 46, of China Grove, died unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. Raymond is survived by his loving family and will be dearly missed.

Services: A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 at Bright Light Baptist Church. His family will receive friends at the church after the service. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Whitley's Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.