• Albemarle

    Kay Vashti Holbrook

    Kay Vashti Holbrook, 78, of Stanfield passed away Friday, August 2, 2019 in her home. Born April 12, 1941, in Mecklenburg County, she was the daughter of the late Marvin Kiser and Julia Winston Kiser. Kay is survived by her husband, Bryce Holbrook of the home. Other survivors include her son, Scott Grubbs (Michelle), daughter, Tracy Earnhardt (James), stepdaughters, Kim Derhodes, Jan Driggers, and Sherry Rembert, and sister Micky Carothers.  Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Stanly & the Uwharrie at 960 N 1st St, Albemarle, NC 28001. Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care of Locust is serving the Holbrook family.

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    Benton Gray Payne

    Benton Gray Payne, 72, of Albemarle, passed away on Friday, August 9, 2019. A funeral service will be held at 2:00PM on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Anderson Grove Baptist Church officiated by Pastor Steve Jirgal and Rev. Ron Honeycutt. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00PM on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care in Albemarle. Born June 28, 1947 in Surry County, Benton was the son of the late William Manly Payne and Jeanette Wood Payne. He earned his bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University in Civil Engineering and retired as a Division 10 Engineer with the North Carolina Department Of Transportation. Mr. Payne was…

  • Albemarle,  Concord,  Midland

    Gertrude Widenhouse

    Gertrude Widenhouse Midland Gertrude Whitley Widenhouse, 98, of Midland, NC went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 9, 2019 at St. Andrews Living Center in Concord. Gertrude was born September 12, 1920 to the late Claude Alex Whitley and the late Fannie Caroline Eudy Whitley. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Wilson Turner and husband, Coy Ernest Widenhouse; brothers Earl B. Whitley, Aubrey Whitley, Claude Whitley, Ray Whitley; sisters Mildred Whitley Smith, Pauli…

  • Albemarle,  Concord,  Midland

    Edna Biggers

    Edna Biggers Edna Mae Biggers, 91, of Midland, passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at her home. Mrs. Biggers was born June 26, 1928 to the late Samuel Jones Motley Sr. and the late Nannie Elizabeth Motley. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Wade E. “Bud” Biggers, Jr., four brothers and two sisters.  Edna and Bud were married on October 27, 1949. Mrs. Biggers was a long-time member of Pine Bluff United Methodist Church. She loved her family,… Edna…

  • Albemarle,  Concord,  Midland

    James Efird Jr.

    James Efird Jr. James Carson Efird, Jr., of Red Cross, NC, passed away  Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Tucker Hospice House in Kannapolis, NC. Jimmy was born November 5, 1947 to the late James Carson Efird, Sr. and the late Cleonia Efird.  Survivors include his loving wife of 53 years, Elaine Efird of the home; son, Jeff Efird and wife Dee Dee; son, Neil Efird; and son, Daniel Efird; brother Wayland Efird and wife Janet; sister Bonita Thompson and husband Kevin; as well as several niec…

  • Albemarle,  Concord,  Midland

    Clyde Suggs

    Clyde Suggs Clyde Austin Suggs, 72, of Lexington, NC , passed away Monday, August 5, 2019  at the VA Home of, Salisbury NC.  Clyde was born on April 5, 1947 to Clyde Suggs Sr. and Edna Suggs Britt. Survivors include, his beloved mother, Edna Britt; brothers, Dr. Theodore “Ted” Suggs (Ann), Richard Suggs (Sherry), Douglas Suggs (Carlotta), Jerry Suggs (Kim), sisters; Rhonda Worth (James), Patti Suggs, and many nieces and nephews. Clyde is a veteran of the U.S. Army and served as a……

  • Albemarle,  Concord,  Midland

    Sandy Carriker

    Sandy Carriker Sandy Blair Carriker, 93, of Indian Trail, passed away Tuesday,  August 6, 2019 at his home. Mr. Carriker was born March 6, 1926 to the late Barney Sylvan and Minnie Ann Hinson Carriker. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Vernie Greene Carriker; brother, Biven Carriker; sister, Marie Brooks; sister-in-law, Nel Honeycutt. Mr. Carriker served his country in the US Army; enlisting after graduation from Fairview High School. After military s…

  • Albemarle,  Concord,  Midland

    Timothy “Mark” Brattain

    Timothy “Mark” Brattain Kannapolis Timothy “Mark” Brattain, 54, of Kannapolis, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2019. Mark was born October 21, 1964 in Cabarrus County to Jerry M. Brattain and Rebecca Brattain.  He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Marshall and Sadie Brattain, and JB and Anna Belle Compton. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Hartsell Funeral Home, 13575 Broadway Ave., Midland, NC 28107.  The funeral serv…

  • Albemarle,  Concord,  Midland

    Gregory Kiker

    Gregory Kiker Monroe Gregory Dennis Kiker, 65, of Monroe, passed away Monday, August 5, 2019. Dennis was born August 13, 1953 in North Carolina to the late Zennis Thomas Kiker Sr. and the late Katie Blanche Kiker. He was also preceded in death by wife, Leanne Evelyn Jane Kiker. Dennis loved his kids and being around family.  He especially like to take the grandkids on buggy rides.  Dennis had a garden that he like to spend time working in. His dog Max was his buddy. He will be misse…

  • Albemarle,  Concord,  Midland

    Luke Cornett

    Luke Cornett Monroe   Edward Luke Cornett, 77, of Monroe, NC passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019. He was born in Watauga County on March 16, 1942 to the late Abraham Cornett and Arai Love. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Loraine Cornett. The family will receive friends at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday August 8, 2019 with the funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m. Both will be held at Shiloh Advent Christian Church, 3601 Sikes Mill Road, Monroe, NC 28110. Burial to follow in th…

  • Albemarle,  Concord,  Midland

    Bryan Alexander

    Bryan Alexander Bryan Monroe Alexander, 51, of Harrisburg, passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2019. Bryan was born December 21, 1967 in Concord to Jesse Lee Alexander and the late Donna Rae Angers. Bryan drove a tow truck for over 20 years, before getting into lawn care.  He enjoyed operating tractors and working outside.  Bryan worked at Alexander Truck Service for many years with his dad.  He never really left there, because Bryan was always hanging out at the shop.  Bryan n…

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    Gladys Irene Saunders Hardister

    Gladys Irene Saunders Hardister, 85, of Albemarle, NC, passed away Sunday August 4, 2019 in Atrium Health Pineville, NC. Her funeral service will be 2 PM Thursday August 8, 2019 at Fairview Baptist Church with Rev. Ken Burris officiating. Burial will follow in Stanly Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 6 Pm until 8 Pm at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle. Gladys was born June 23, 1934 in Stanly County, NC and was the daughter of the late Jack Poe Saunders and Lavina Hall Saunders. She was a former employee of Allison Manufacturing. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. Mrs.…

  • Albemarle,  Concord,  Midland

    Harvey Little

    Harvey Little New London Harvey Watson Little, 65, of New London, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2019 at his home. Mr. Little was born August 26, 1953 in Cabarrus County to the late Aiden Jackson Little and the late Melvyn Louise Fink Little. He is also preceded in death by a brother, Keith Thomas Little.  A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Survivors include former wife, Shelby G. Little of Albemarle; sons, Nathan Thomas Little and wife Jodie, David Alan Mauldin …

  • Albemarle,  Concord,  Midland

    Norma Austin

    Norma Austin Norma June Austin passed away August 4, 2019 in Charlotte, NC. She was proceeded in death by her parents Wade and Helen Payton and sister Betty P. Luallen. She is survived by her husband William “Eddie” Austin, brother John (Anne) Payton of Buford, GA, Son Barry (Karen) Austin of Smyrna, GA, Tim (Lynn) Austin of Harrisburg, NC. She has two Granddaughters Kira (Sam) Trexler of Harrisburg, NC and Shannon (Sam) Lancaster of Mesa, AZ. Her three Great Grandchildren are Addison… Norm…

  • Albemarle,  Concord,  Midland

    Bertha Rogers

    Bertha Rogers Oakboro Bertha Thompson Rogers, 80, of Oakboro, passed away Sunday, August 4, 2019 at Carolinas Medical Center Main in Charlotte. Mrs. Rogers was born December 20, 1938 in Dillon County, SC to the late Clyde Thompson and the late Irene Rogers Thompson. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Carlos Thompson. The family will receive friends from 12:00 PM -12:45 PM , Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at First Baptist Church of Oakboro, 322 N. Main Street, Oakboro. The funeral servi…

  • Albemarle,  Concord,  Midland

    Donald Hinson

    Donald Hinson Locust Donald  Hinson, 71, of Locust, passed away Sunday, August 4, 2019. Mr. Hinson was born May 16, 1948 in Stanly County to the late Cletus Gardner Hinson and the late Ethel Ida Dehart Hinson. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Ronald and Jack Hinson. Donald loved nothing more than going camping at the beach and spending time with loved ones.  He was at peace with himself and his family as he had changed his life for the better.  Donald worked side by s…

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    Jacob Columbus Efird

    Jacob Columbus Efird, 82, of Oakboro, passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at Atrium Health Stanly. Service arrangements are pending at this time. Mr. Efird was born September 14, 1936 in Union County to the late Christopher Columbus Efird and Margaret Ann Bass Efird. He was a member at Big Lick Baptist Church and retired from Stanly Knit. He is survived by his wife of 57 years Joreita Coble Efird of the home; son Stephen Craig Efird of Oakboro; daughters Melanie Jo Efird and Heather Belle Caine both of Oakboro; grandchildren Jeremy Shoe, Cayley Shoe, Tanna Caine, and Jayce Caine; sister Polly Ezzard of Georgia, and half-brother Aaron Huneycutt…

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    Glenn Edward Burris

    Glenn Edward Burris, 84, passed away August 4, 2019 in the Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House in Salisbury.  His funeral will be at 4 PM on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Kendall’s Baptist Church with Rev. Kent Little and Rev. Ryan Burris officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the church from 3 until 4 prior to the hour of the service.  Born June 27, 1935 in Stanly County, NC he was the son of the late Virgil Burris and Emma Pauline Morris Burris.  He was a member of Kendall’s Baptist Church.  He was owner and operator of Quenby 66 from 1969 until…

  • Albemarle,  Concord,  Midland

    Homer Elwood

    Homer Elwood Albemarle Homer Boyd Elwood, 66, of Albemarle, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro. Homer (Huck)  was born June 26, 1953 in California to the late James Donald Elwood and Maxine Morris Elwood.   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Tommy Elwood. Homer loved to fish and to be outside.  His love in life was his dog Margarita, she went everywhere with him.  Homer enjoyed traveling with his…

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    Arven Gwynn Smith

    Arven Gwynn Smith, 71, of Albemarle passed away Friday, August 2, 2019 in Novant Health Rowan Medical Center, Salisbury. His funeral will be 11 AM on Wednesday August 7, 2019 in the Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care Chapel with Pastor Stoney Benfield officiating. Burial will follow at 1 PM in the Salisbury National Cemetery with Military Honors. The family will receive friends prior to the service at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle from 9:30 until 10:30. Born April 27, 1948 in Caldwell County, NC he was the son of the late Earley Jones Smith and Virginia Payne Smith. He was a member of Prospect Baptist Church and a…

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    Paula Jo Furr

    Paula Jo Furr, 54, of Albemarle, passed away July 25, 2019.   The family will receive friends at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from 11 until 12.  Following the visitation, a graveside service will be held at Canton Baptist Church Cemetery with Dr. Phil McCrae officiating.  Born May 25, 1965 in Stanly County, NC she was the daughter of the late Donnie Dewey Furr and Margaret Elaine Furr.  She was an employee of Walmart for 30 years.  She is survived by her son Cameron Cagle of Albemarle.

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    Margaret Elaine Furr

    Margaret Elaine Furr, 76, of Albemarle passed away July 25, 2019.  The family will receive friends at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from 11 until 12.  Following the visitation, a graveside service will be held at Canton Baptist Church Cemetery with Dr. Phil McCrae officiating.  Born November 15, 1942 in Stanly County, she was the daughter of the late Cline Burleson and Doris Bowers Burleson.  She was a homemaker and a member of Canton Baptist Church.  Mrs. Furr was married to the late Donnie Dewey Furr.  She is survived by a grandson Cameron Cagle.  A daughter, Paula Jo Furr, also passed away on…

  • Albemarle

    Donnie Dewey Furr

    Donnie Dewey Furr, 74, of Albemarle passed away July 25, 2019.  The family will receive friends at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from 11 until 12.  Following the visitation, a graveside service will be held at Canton Baptist Church Cemetery with Dr. Phil McCrae officiating.  Born May 20, 1945 in Stanly County, NC he was the son of the late Paul Furr and Fannie Moyle Furr.  He was a retired employee of Norfolk and Southern Railroad.  Mr. Furr was married to the late Margaret Elaine Furr.  He is survived by a grandson Cameron Cagle of Albemarle, brother Cecil James Furr and wife Ivy,…

  • Albemarle,  Concord,  Midland

    Tasha Barr

    Tasha Barr Charlotte Tasha Terrie Marie Barr, 34, of Harrisburg, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Tasha was born June 27, 1985 in Mecklenburg County to Michael Linwood Barr and the late Kimberly Dawn Marcum. She was also preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, June Barr; and maternal grandparents, Auther and Ester Marcum. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Monday, August 5, 2019 at Hartsell Funeral Home, 13575 Broadway Ave., Midland, NC 28107.  A memorial…

  • Albemarle,  Concord,  Midland

    Jimie Maley

    Jimie Maley Concord Jimie Gene Maley, 83, of Concord, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, August 1, 2019. Jim was born December 20, 1935 in Howard, Kansas, to the late Albert Lawrence Maley and the late Ilene Jospehine Johnson Maley.  He was also preceded in death by grandson, Ryan Whiteley; brother, Larry Maley; and sister, Nancy Maley Mitchell. Jim was an Engineer for NASA.  He was Deputy Director of the tracking facility in Fairbanks, Alaska.  He retired as…

  • Albemarle,  Concord,  Midland

    James Yarbrough

    James Yarbrough Marshville James Norris Yarbrough, 77, of Marshville, passed away Friday, August 2, 2019 at McWhorter Hospice House in Monroe. Mr. Yarbrough was born June 21, 1942  to the late James Walter Yarbrough and Gertrude Jackson Yarbrough.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded  in death by daughter, Dayna Brown. Mr. Yarbrough loved Nascar, salt water fishing and traveling with his family. The funeral service will be on Monday at 2:00 pm at Pleasant Hill Baptist C…

  • Albemarle,  Concord,  Midland

    Sue Allen

    Sue Allen Sue Carol Rowe Shepardson Allen, just short of her 80th birthday, on July 30, 2019 came into the presence of her Lord Jesus Christ.  She was born Aug. 10, 1939, in Binghamton, N.Y. to the late Ethel and Milton Rowe.  She is also predeceased by her late husband, Wilfred A. Shepardson, her son, David A. Shepardson, and a favored aunt, Jean.  She is survived by her husband, Mel Allen; her son, Derek E. Shepardson; grandsons J.D., Mark and Peter; granddaughter Katy Shepar…

  • Albemarle,  Concord,  Midland

    Lars David Galyan

    Lars David Galyan Concord   Lars David Galyan Sr., 67, of Concord, passed away Friday, August 2, 2019 at home with family by his side. Lars was born October 2, 1951 in Mooresville to the late J.B. and Frances Galyan. He was also preceded in death by brother, Joel Galyan. Lars was a veteran of the United States Army.  He enjoyed his retirement from Phillip Morris after working 25 years.  He enjoyed kicking back, going out to eat, throwing darts and participating in car shows wit…

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    Willie Travis “Red” Treece

    Willie Travis “Red” Treece, 89, of New London, passed away Wednesday July 31, 2019 at Stanly Manor. His funeral service will be held at 2 PM Saturday in the Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care Chapel with Rev. Nina Miller officiating.  Burial will follow in Stanly Gardens of Memory.  The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:30 prior to the service, and in honor of his abiding love of ice cream, the family would also like to invite attendees to an ice cream social in the fellowship hall of Bethany United Methodist Church after the burial. Born December 5, 1929 in Stanly County, NC, he was the son of late…

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    Young Reece Cranford

    Young Reece Cranford, 91, of Albemarle, passed away on July 31, 2019 at Stanly Manor in Albemarle, NC. There will be no public services held for Mr. Cranford. Young was born in Albemarle, NC to the late Reece Cranford and Effie Cranford. He is survived by his niece Jacqueline Britt; nephew Richard Summerlin; great-nieces Monica B. Huneycutt, Jacqueline S. Ehmann, and Ivey Nicole Lyon; 5 great-great nieces and nephews; and one great-great-great niece. He was preceded in death by a dear friend Lorraine Vreeland. Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle is serving the Cranford family.

  • Albemarle,  Concord,  Midland

    Kay Blosser

    Kay Blosser Kay Kennedy Blosser, 77, of Concord, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Atrium Health NorthEast in Concord. Mrs. Blosser was born January 18, 1942 in Stanly County to the late William Daniel Kennedy and the late Mary Margaret Thompson Kennedy. She was preceded by her sister-in-law, Sherry Kennedy. Kay was a dance instructor and worked at Fred Astaire Dance Studio. She had a great love for animals, especially her horses and dogs. Kay was fun loving and loved her family very mu…

  • Albemarle,  Concord,  Midland

    Nadine Shaver

    Nadine Shaver Richfield Nadine Helms Shaver, 74, of Richfield, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Bethany Woods Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Albemarle. Mrs. Shaver was born February 12, 1945 to the late George and May Belle Helms. Nadine enjoyed crocheting, reading and attending church. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Friday, August 2, 2019 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle. A private graveside service will be held at a later date at Stanly Gardens of M…

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    Judy Mauldin Almond

    Judy Mauldin Almond, 65, of New London passed away July 30, 2019 in her home. Her funeral service will be 11 AM Thursday, August 1, 2019 in the Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care Chapel with Rev. Keith Walters officiating. Burial will follow in Stanly Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 PM. Born July 7, 1954 in Stanly County, NC she was the daughter of the late James David Mauldin and Otis Lowder Mauldin. She was a retired Nurse having worked at Hospice of Stanly County and other local facilities. She dearly loved her…

  • Albemarle,  Concord,  Midland

    Raymond Gehl

    Raymond Gehl Concord Raymond Richard Gehl, 88, of Concord, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2019 at The Gardens of Taylor Glen in Concord, NC. Ray was born March 30, 1931 in Elyria, OH to the late Richard Joseph Gehl and the late Luella Louise Wilcoxson Gehl.  He was also preceded in death by brother, Gerry Gehl; and sister, Carol Bennett. Ray attended Valparaiso University where he met and married Shirley Pauline Frank of Washington D.C.  After graduating in 1953 with a degree in Civ…

  • Albemarle,  Concord,  Midland

    Ruth Almond

    Ruth Almond Locust Ruth Almond, 86, of Locust, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2019 surrounded by her family at Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast in Concord. Mrs. Almond was born March 13, 1933 in Stanly County to the late Dudley Joe Beachum and the late Carrie Rose McIntyre Beachum. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Richard Lewis Almond; son, David Nolan; brothers, Homer Beachum, Grover Beachum, Clyde Beachum, and Dudley Joe Beachum, Jr.; sisters, Stella Bradford Poplin, Minnie…