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Courtney Scott, of Huntersville, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017.
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Marilyn Elizabeth Russell, 78, of Lincolnton, died February 20 at the Levine and Dickson Hospice House. She was born on December 29, 1938 in Rockland County, NY. She was preceded in death by her husband James.
Survivors include daughter, Eileen Becker and husband Richard of Charlotte; sons, Jim Russell of Huntersville and Brian Russell and wife Elizabeth of Greensboro; siblings, Sherry, Michael and Carol and grandchildren, Brian, Emy, John and Lindsay.
A funeral mass will be held at 11:30 AM Saturday, February 25 at St. Mark Catholic Church with burial to follow at Northlake Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Levine and Dickson Hospice House, 11900 Vanstory, Huntersville, NC 28078.
James Funeral Home is serving the family. www.jamesfuneralhomeLKN.com
Maxine Henderson Brown, 83, of Huntersville, passed away February 18 at Lake Park Nursing Home in Indian Trail. She was born on March 18, 1933 in Huntersville, NC to the late Frank and Lola Sherrill-Henderson and was married to the late Arthur Clontz “A.C.” Brown in 1958. Maxine was a lifelong choir member serving at Bethel Presbyterian and Huntersville Presbyterian. She enjoyed singing at family gatherings and sang solo at many funerals, weddings and social events.
Survivors include her daughter, Velma Jane Killman and son Alan Brown (Jan); grandchildren, Maggie Killman King (Daras), Nikki Killman Shugart (Joel) and Wendy Brown Goudelock (James), Kerrie Colvin (Ray), Danielle Wilson (Toby), Tim Kilpatrick; great-grandchildren, Sam Killman, Ella King, Phillip and Noah Shugart, Lexi and Kaden Goudelock, John Colvin, Jordan Colvin and Lyssa Kilpatrick; brother, Robert Henderson (Dru), sisters; Harriett Henderson Grant (Spencer) and Shirley Henderson Munnerlyn (Lawrence).
The family will receive friends from 10-11 AM Friday, February 24 at James Funeral Home with the funeral at 11:00 at James Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Bethel Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Charlotte, 1420 E. 7th St. Charlotte, NC 28204.
James Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family.
Evelyn Pharr Wilson, of Mooresville, Born July 12th 1935 to Ralph B Pharr and Norvell B Stutts in the Coddle Creek Township In Iredell County, passed away in her home on Lake Norman on Friday evening February 17th, 2017 with her beloved sister Maxine Pharr Dewitt holding her hand, and the rest of the family by her side. Evelyn married Mack Miller Wilson on December 31st, 1953; both were the age of 18, just a few weeks apart in birth. They were married by Revern J Kenton Parker at Centre Presbyterian Church in Mooresville, NC. They remained married for 60 years until Mack preceded her in death on July 24th, 2013.
Evelyn started out as an accountant at a premier firm in Charlotte. She never missed a day of work and was known for her quick and unparalleled accounting skills. Mack was a Top Paper Salesman working for Caskie –later International Paper . Mack and Evelyn had several still born children, and one was a boy whom Mack recounted towards the end of his own journey of cancer, and he named him Mack Miller Jr. Mack and Evelyn in turn, invested a lot of their time and energy into their beloved nieces and nephews Cheryl Mills, Kim and Mike Nichols and Greg and Mary Ervin, and later great nieces and nephews Ryan Thomas and Dezeree Jean Ervin , Mara Robin Fowler And Christie Leah Ervin, Dustin Mills, Josh, Jake Jesse and Lucas Nichols and Great-Great Nieces and nephews Anna Marie & Emily Catherine Fowler; Isabella Nicole and Julliano Cristoforo Niglio; Ariel Flame and Lauren Skye Ervin providing for them a life of fun and adventure, and memories they will treasure forever. Evelyn never learned to swim, but she was greatly fond of her boating time with nephew Ryan as the Captain, even when Evelyn had no energy left a few months ago she mounted the boat for one last trip, holding tight to her great-great niece Ariel and Ariel’s’ flaming red curls in the wind.
Mack and Evelyn were beloved members of Ramah Church for many years, singing in the choir, and serving in different capacities throughout their time as members. They attended family reunions regularly and treasured their friendship with Evelyn’s cousin Richard Newton, a local painter and his wife Betty Lou both preceding her in death. Mack and Evelyn both had a knack for property investments, and spent their retirement years piddling with a few homes. Evelyn also owned a large consignment shop in Mooresville, and loved collecting dolls and antique treasures. Mack and Evelyn spent their retirement days riding around in the golf cart, his arm always wrapped around her; fishing on their dock and putting together small family get-togethers. Mack and Evelyn always looked forward to their travel with best friends Ron and Ruth Ziska and their daughters Gay, Penny and Leslie, and these trips became their most treasured getaways throughout each year. Mack and Evelyn were indeed best friends and an example to us all of what a marriage represents, they fussed a little, but they loved more. We will remember Evelyn for her quick wit, short stories, jokes, love for lake life, eclectic clothes and jewelry, her night cap of wine, and so we leave you with Evelyn’s favorite Irish Blessing:
“May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.”
The funeral service will be held at 3PM Wednesday, February 22 at Ramah Presbyterian Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Brian Copeland will officiate the service. Visitation will be one hour prior at the church.
Memorials may be made to Ramah Presbyterian Church.
James Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family. www.jamesfuneralhomeLKN.com
Mrs. Regina Veerkamp, born Regina van den Hoogen, 90, of Huntersville, NC, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Friday, February 17, 2017, surrounded by her loving children
Regina was born on June 25, 1926 in Uden, the Netherlands, where she grew up under Nazi occupation before meeting her future husband Arnold Veerkamp while working in The Hague for an American diplomat. They married and in 1956 emigrated to New Jersey, where they worked together as domestic help, including over three decades on the estates of Emelia Engelhard in Bernardsville, and Charles & Jane Engelhard in Far Hills, where Arnold was Superintendent.
After many wonderful years and raising their children in Bernardsville, NJ, Regina and Arnold retired in 1988 and settled in South Carolina, first in Rose Hill Plantation and later in Sun City Hilton Head. After her husband’s death in 2006, Regina relocated to Huntersville, NC to be near her daughter, where she was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church. Regina loved walking, entertaining, card playing, and traveling, and most of all spending time with her family and friends. She was very proud of her Dutch heritage and of her collection of antiques and her own needlework.
Regina is survived by her children, daughter Helen Veerkamp Draheim, son-in-law Mark Draheim, and granddaughter Peyton Draheim of Huntersville, NC; her son Anthony Veerkamp and his partner Michael Paulos of San Francisco, CA; her sister and brother-in-law Elizabeth and Henk Ariens of Barnegat, NJ. In addition, she is survived by loving family in the Netherlands, including brother and sister-in-law Jan and Paula van den Hoogen, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Anton and Riet Veerkamp of Monster, and sister-in-law Nolda van den Hoogen of Uden, whose husband Daaf, Regina’s brother, passed way just a week before Regina.
A private memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 20, 2017 at James Funeral Home of Huntersville, NC.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Novant Health Hospice, P.O. Box 33549, Charlotte, NC 28233.
Online condolences may be made at www.jamesfuneralhomelkn.com.
Patricia Roberts Stephens, 80, of Huntersville, NC passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017 at Olde Knox Commons of Huntersville.
She was born on October 26, 1936 in Charlotte, NC. She was the daughter of the late Marion and Lula Cooke Roberts, and wife of 50 years to the late Glennis Marie Stephens. She was a graduate of the University of North Carolina Charlotte. Loved going to the beach, playing bingo, gardening, dedicated viewer of the Hallmark Channel, longtime active member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church and loved spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her son, William “Buzz” Stephens and daughter, Sharon Turner & husband Ed, both of Huntersville; sister, Eleanor Fowler and husband George of Pineville; brother, Stephen Roberts and wife Joan of Charlotte; five grandchildren, Lauren Hamor and husband Dave, Natalie Carraway, Phillip Espinoza, Kelly Curtis and husband Eric, and William “Buzzy” Stephens and wife Christina; two great-grandchildren, Claire Hamor and Aiden Stephens. She was preceded in death by her very special companion, “Mama Kitty”.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, February 20, 2017, at 2:00 PM, at Oak Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Bob Roten officiating. Burial will follow in church cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to service, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the church.
Memorials can be made to Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 6440 Old Statesville Road, Charlotte, NC 28269.
James Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Stephens and online condolences can be made to jamesfuneralhomelkn.com.
Craig Gresham Reames, 84 of Denver, beloved husband, father and grandfather went to his heavenly home, Thursday, February 16, 2017.
Craig was a life-long native of North Mecklenburg County and a 1951 graduate of the last class at Long Creek High School. Upon graduation he was drafted into the United States Army where he proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict. After being honorably discharged he met and married the love of his life for over 61 years, Anne Ingle Reames. He was a faithful member of McGee Presbyterian Church where he served in many capacities. Later in life they joined Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church where he was a member of the Covenant Sunday School class. He was an active member of the Paw Creek American Legion Posts 353, Woodmen of the World Association, and the Charlotte Lamp Lighters Dance Club. Craig was the owner of Craig Reames Construction Company, Inc., a master carpenter known for his craftsmanship and eye for detail. He enjoyed time and fellowship with his family and friends including breakfast at Shuffletown Grill, trips to the beach and sports activity of his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Coleman and Addie Mae Reames, and a sister, Lydia Medlin. He is survived by his loving wife Anne, daughters Marianne Goggio (Steve), Carolyn Collins (Scott), grandchildren Megan Mundy, Ben Mundy, Liam Collins, Ryan Goggio and Taylor Goggio, Brother, Thad Reames (Carolyn), and sisters, Ella Mae Stewart and Virginia Long (Charles).
A service to celebrate his life will be held at 3PM, Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist 1915 Oakdale Rd. Charlotte, NC. The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service from 1-3PM.
THe family would like to express their sincere love and gratitude to Dr. Mark Kremers and his staff at Mid Carolina Cardiology for the many years of diligent and skilled cardiac care and the staff at the the Levine-DIckson Hospice House for their compassionate care during his final days.
In leu of flowers, memorial as can be made to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church or the Levine-Dickson Hospice House of Huntersville.
James Funeral Home of Huntersville is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.jamesfuneralhomelkn.com.
Mr. Roger Wittkop, 79, of Huntersville, passed away Wednesday, February 15th, 2017.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many.
Roger was a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and moved to Michigan where he worked as Director of Engineering for Parke Davis. Later in life, he moved to Connecticut where he worked for Schein Pharmaceuticals. He spent much of his career building and managing pharmaceutical plants in the U.S. and abroad. Roger and his wife retired to the Huntersville area over a decade ago.
Roger enjoyed gun collecting, target shooting, fishing and hiking in the mountains. He had a strong love for animals, particularly dogs.
Roger is survived by his wife of many years, Barbara Wittkop, their children; David Wittkop and Jennifer Cerick, also three lovely grandchildren; Evan Cerick, Olivia Cerick and Taylor Wittkop.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 PM Monday, February 20th at James Funeral Home of Huntersville.
The family will receive friends from 1 PM until 2 PM Monday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.jamesfuneralhomelkn.com.