Age 84, of Davidson. Arrangements are incomplete.
Age 84, of Davidson. Arrangements are incomplete.
Mr. Gary Bernard Turner, 74, of Salisbury, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017.
Services will be private.
Harry Lee Kelly age 80 of Charlotte, NC, died November 17, 2017 at Novant Health Huntersville Hospital.
Harry was born in Charlotte, July 5, 1937, son of the late Annie Wallace Kelly and Walter Oren Kelly. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Terry Tyson Kelly, sons Lyn Kelly and Jody Kelly (wife Kristi); daughters Kristi Kelly Steenrod (husband Brian), Kate Keele; daughter-in-law Tracy Godfrey. Harry is also survived by three grandchildren Austin Kelly, Jake Kelly, Sloane Steenrod and four sisters, Betty K. Rector (Ted), Joyce K. Joy, Anna K. Robinson (Ronnie), Martha K. Eveland (Win).
Harry was an active member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, a graduate of West Mecklenburg High School Class of 1955, a member of the NC National Guard for nine years and worked for Bowman Transportation for 18 years. He retired as a Distributor of Interstate Batteries servicing the Piedmont Area of North and South Carolina. Harry was a member of the Long Creek Masonic Lodge and Paw Creek American Legion Post 353.
A graveside service will be held Monday, November 20, 2017 at 3:00pm at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Cemetery located at 7301 Pleasant Grove Road, Charlotte, NC 28216. A memorial service will follow at 4:00pm at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church (PGUMC); 1915 Oakdale Road, Charlotte, NC 28216. Greetings of friends and a fellowship meal will immediately follow the memorial service at the Family Life Center.
Memorials may be made to: PGUMC Cemetery Fund PO Box 681900, Charlotte, NC 28216.
Arrangements by James Funeral Home, Huntersville. www.jamesfuneralhomeLKN.com.
Mrs. Dolores Melin, 77, of Huntersville, passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017.
Dolores was born in Tiffin, Ohio and after graduating from Heidelberg College moved to Wisconsin to attend graduate school at the University of Wisconsin. Dolores was a devoted grade school and middle school teacher during her approximate forty year career. Dolores moved to North Carolina for retirement to be closer to her family. Dolores enjoyed spending time with family, watching University of Wisconsin football and basketball games, traveling, and cooking. Dolores was preceded in death by her parents, Milo and Juanita. Dolores is survived by her husband of 47 years, Ken Melin, their children; David Melin (Michelle) of Huntersville, NC, Steven Melin (Brittany) of Fletcher, NC, grandchildren; Reagan, Brody, Jenna, and Chase, sisters; Betty Feather (Milton), and Patricia Rayburn (Larry).
The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, November 19 with a celebration of Dolores’ life beginning at 3 p.m. at James Funeral Home of Huntersville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, 1420 E. Seventh St., Charlotte, NC 28204.
Online condolences may be made at www.jamesfuneralhomelkn.com.
Jack Stanford of Huntersville, N.C., passed away November 13 at the age of 84.
He was born April 5, 1933, to the late John and Winona (Parker) Stanford. He was preceded in death by his sister, Billie W. Kucharo.
Jack earned a BA degree from Drake University after an interruption by the Korean War when he proudly served in the United States Navy.
His love for Hawaii prompted him to move his young family to Honolulu in 1959, where he built John Stanford Limited, a successful insurance brokerage and real estate company. He was a life member of the Million Dollar Round Table.
Jack was a shining example of giving of himself to others. He wholeheartedly believed “one man can make a difference” and he did.
In 1974, he created the Makana Foundation, one of the country’s first organ banks. He was instrumental in making Hawaii the first state to have an Organ Donor Designation on its driver’s licenses. The Makana Foundation remains in force today as a branch of the Lion’s Eye Bank. Makana is Hawaiian for “giving freely of one’s self.”
Jack’s second calling to make a difference came in 1982, after he viewed asegment on NBC News Magazine about a small organization in Phoenix that granted wishes to sick children. Jack was inspired once again to make a difference. He started a Make-A-Wish chapter in Hawaii and helped form a National Board of Directors. Jack served as President of the Make-A-Wish National Board from 1984-1986. Make-A-Wish has grown to grant more than 415,000 wishes, worldwide, since it began in 1980.
He was a member of Davidson United Methodist Church, where he was active in Stephen Ministry and the Outreach Singers.
Jack was an avid sailor and in later years enjoyed the calm waters of Lake Norman. He was a classic skier and loved to ride his Harley Davidson cross-country.
Jack is survived by his wife of 28 years, Pamela, and their dog Foxy; son Kyle (Jamie), daughters Kathy and Kelly (Charlie Jacobs); three granddaughters, Madison and Morgan Stanford, Erin Moore; and great-grandson, Keahi Moore.
Services for Mr. Stanford will be at Davidson United Methodist Church at 11 AM on Saturday, January 13.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, Attn: Jack Stanford Memorial, 4742 North 24th Street, Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85016.
James Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family.
Clyde Franklin Brown, 84, of Statesville, formerly of Cornelius, died at his home on November 12, 2017. He was born on October 13, 1933 to the late Howard and Bertie Brown. He was preceded in death by his wife Nancy Jetton Brown.
Survivors include his son, Michael Brown and wife Jennifer of Statesville; daughters, Mona Piercy and Brian Culbertson of Mooresville and Melissa Barnhardt and husband Jack of Maiden; grandson Adam Piercy and wife Angela of Stanley; and sister, Betty Morton of Davidson.
The funeral service will be held at 2PM Wednesday, November 15 in the chapel of James Funeral Home with burial following at Hopewell Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Iredell County.
James Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family. www.jamesfuneralhomeLKN.com
A graveside service will be held at 12:30 PM Sunday, November 12 at Northlake Memorial Gardens.
Ted Michael Leahy, 77, passed away peacefully, November 9, 2017, at home in Huntersville, NC. He was born September 27, 1940 to Frank (F.J.) and Grace (Mullen) Leahy in Shullsburg, WI. Ted earned a BA in Accounting from Loras College in 1964 and served in the US Army National Guard, with 18 months of active duty. Ted married Beverly Foht in January 1965. As a young boy, Ted began working in his father’s grocery store; working many long hours at the store developed Ted’s strong work ethic. After college, Ted had a career in the life insurance industry in the Midwest; he earned the CLU and FLMI industry certifications. He began as an agent, then became Director of the agent division of the Iowa Insurance Commission. While earning his JD from Hamline University School of Law in 1976, he served as Vice President of Government Relations, Compliance, Product Development and later as Vice President of Marketing. Rounding out his insurance career, he was again a commissioned general agent. He was a founding director and board member of USAONE National Credit Union. Moving South for retirement, Ted spent time building a gazebo and deck in the yard before starting his last career in legal document review in Charlotte, NC, finally retiring in September 2017.
Ted was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a lifelong Green Bay Packers fan. He enjoyed many adventures, notably his trips to the 1953 National Scout Jamboree in California with friend John Judd, to the Philmont Scout Ranch in 1955 with friend Butch Stoycheff, and as a 1957 Badger Boys State candidate. He enjoyed traveling with his wife, Beverly, to many exotic resorts, but his most memorable vacations were the ones spent with his family at a cabin in Detroit Lakes, MN, swimming, fishing and relaxing with the Flanagan family. Ted volunteered many hours to support his grandsons’ Scouting activities. In keeping with his pride of his Irish heritage, Ted was very active in the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Ted earned volunteer of the year awards from both the Cub Scouts and the Hibernians for his efforts.
Ted is survived by Beverly, his loving wife of 52 years, children, Patricia (Gregory) Spooner, Molly Oberlatz, Michael, and John (Rose), grandchildren, Jordan Rogan, Ted and Sean Spooner, two brothers, Thomas (Diana), Terrance (Theresa), four sisters Mary Joan (Douglas) Riechers, Kathryn (Mark) Alexander, Jill (Kenneth) Staver and Susan (Andrew) Doyle, and three sisters-in-law, Sandra Leahy, Carole (Lawrence) Priem and Linda Rowlen, and brother-in-law Alan (Evelia) Foht many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Ted was preceded in death by infant daughter, Deborah Ann, his parents, F.J. and Grace, brother, Timothy, sisters-in-law Sharon Leahy and Lydia Foht, and brother-in-law, James Rowlen.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, November 17, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mark Catholic Church, 14740 Stumptown Road, Huntersville, NC.
Visitation/Celebration of Life will follow the Mass, Friday, November 17, 2017 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at James Funeral Home, 10520 Arahova Drive, Huntersville, NC.
Interment will be Monday, November 20, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Salisbury National Cemetery, 501 Statesville Boulevard, Salisbury, NC.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to AOH Meck #2, memo: Education Fund, (AOH, c/o St. Mark Catholic Church, 14740 Stumptown Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078) or to the Emily Franz Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc. (PO Box 487, Shullsburg, WI 53586).
Edgebert “E.B” Berry Stevenson, age 93, passed away on Thursday, November 9, 2017. He was born in Iredell County on February 13, 1924, the son of the late Richard B and Mattie Tutterow Stevenson. He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Mary Caroline (Carolyn) Pope Stevenson, on March 19, 2017.
E. B., or Buster, as many called him, attended UNC Chapel Hill where he played Tar Heel basketball until he was drafted and served in the United States Navy. He was a manager with the Hanes Corporation. Buster and Carolyn were heavily involved in the community of Bermuda Run for over 35 years where they were both avid golfers. He was the gentle leader of our small pack, a husband, a father, a grandfather, a great grandfather, friend, seasoned golfer, and HUGE Tar Heel fan. But, his best gift was that of a family man.
His survivors include two sons; Tom Stevenson and his wife, Nancy, of Cornelius, NC (granddaughters; Jaime Stevenson Lane and husband Kevin Lane, Ashely Stevenson West, and Megan Stevenson White and husband Seth), and son Tim Stevenson and his wife, Sherry, of Bermuda Run, NC; ( granddaughters; Sheldon Stevenson Kenworthy and husband Matt Kenworthy, Vicki Wilson Brooks, Shannon Wilson McAllister and husband Scott), and twelve beloved great grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date for both Buster and Carolyn Stevenson.
James Funeral Home is serving the family and condolences may be sent to the family at www.jamesfuneralhomelkn.com
Foster Due, age 84, of Huntersville died November 7 at the Levine and Dickson Hospice House. He was born on January 2, 1933 in N. Hampton County, Pa to the late Nicholas and Mary Due. He served in the US Army.
Survivors include his wife Esther Rachel Due; daughter, Rachel Kirk and husband Douglas of Huntersville; siblings, Frank and Ronald; and grandchildren, Lauren and Andrew.
Entombment will take place at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Roseto, PA.
James Funeral Home served the family locally.