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Dallas Skee Foreman
Dallas Skee Foreman, 24, of Norwood, passed away Tuesday December 12, 2017. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Eugene "Gene" Franklin Earnhardt
Eugene "Gene" Franklin Earnhardt, 79, of Concord, NC died after an extended illness early Saturday morning, December 9, 2017, at his home with his family by his side.

Mr. Earnhardt was born Tuesday, September 20, 1938 in Concord, North Carolina to the late Milas Franklin and Nellie Virginia (Hurlocker) Earnhardt.

On July 18, 1970 in Concord, NC, he married his loving wife of 47 years, the former Linda Lee Biggers who survives.

He leaves behind, to treasure his memory, his devoted children, Jason E. (Amanda) Earnhardt of China Grove and Annmarie V. Earnhardt of Raleigh, NC. He is also survived by his four year old grandson, Asher; his sister, Gail (Don) Linker of Concord and his loyal companion, Beau. He is preceded in death by his parents and his beloved son, Lynn F. Earnhardt who died July 18, 1992.

Funeral services for Mr. Earnhardt will be 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at New Gilead Reform Church, 2400 Old Salisbury-Concord Road, Concord, NC 28025 with Rev. Lawrence R. Bolick officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery with military honors. The family will receive guests at the church that afternoon from 2:00 to 2:45 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made on behalf of Mr. Earnhardt to Hospice of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane Kannapolis, NC 28081 or to New Gilead Church.

Gene will forever be missed by his loving and devoted family and many dear friends. May God grant him eternal rest.

Arrangements for Mr. Earnhardt are in the care of Hartsell Funeral Home, 460 Branchview Drive, Concord, NC 28026. Online condolences may be made at

Nancy Claudette Austin Tucker
Nancy Claudette Austin Tucker, 75, of Oakboro, passed on Friday, December 8, 2017.

Nancy was born Monday, July 27, 1942 in Stanly County to the late Claude William Austin and the late Audie Drye Austin.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle. The funeral service to celebrate her life will follow at 7:00 pm in Hartsell Funeral Home's Lefler Memorial Chapel, officiated by Rev. Dr. Kinney Wallace and Rev. Brian Medlin. The graveside service will be at 1:00 pm, Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Mineral Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, 4694 NC Hwy. 205, Oakboro. At other times, the family will be at the home.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 40 years, Larry Edward Tucker of the home; daughters, Lisa Mullis of Wingate, Raven Tucker of Albemarle; three grandchildren, Jordan Mullis of Oakboro, Alexis Helms of Brooklyn, NY, and Jada Smith of Wingate.

Nancy was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother. In her younger years she worked as a hairdresser, and was a seamstress at Cannon Mills. She was a Prayer Warrior for many years. Nancy was a wonderful homemaker and loved to cook. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Tucker family.

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Bobby Junior Forsythe
Bobby Junior Forsythe, 88, of New London, NC, passed away Monday December 11, 2017 at his daughters home. His funeral service will be 2 PM on Thursday December 14, 2017 at Antioch Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Lambert officiating. Burial will follow in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 6 PM until 8 PM at Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care.

Bobby was born on September 13, 1929 in DeKalb, NY and was the son of the late Thomas Samuel Forsythe and Eva Pearl Kelso Forsythe. He was a graduate of DeKalb High School and a retired Bus Driver for the Metro System of Washington, DC. Mr. Forsythe was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and a Veteran of the US Navy.

Mr. Forsythe was married to Jane Russell Forsythe of the home. He is survived by two sons Thomas Samuel Forsythe of Medford, Oregon and Robert Andrew Forsythe of Albemarle, NC, a daughter Mary Ann Green of New London, NC, nine grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Mr. Forsythe is preceded in death by a grandson Byran Derek Forsythe.

Ella Mae Wagoner
Ella Mae Wagoner, age 86, went home to be with our precious Lord and Savior on December 9th, 2017. Ella was born on June, 25,1931 to John Stephen Ketchie and Ruth Walton Ketchie of Gold Hill, NC.

Ella had three brothers and three sister. She was married to the late Bruce Daniel Wagoner, Sr., for 47 years. Ella was a longtime member and Elder of Rocky River Presbyterian Church of Concord, NC.

Ella was an accomplished Floral Designer for 31 years in the Charlotte area. Ella owned Ellie's Floral Expressions in the Myers Park, Providence Road Community in Charlotte for 15 years. Ella was a State of the Art Floral Designer and was named North Carolina Designer of the Year in 1981. Ella's creations were very sought after. Her creativity was unique, beautiful and will be greatly missed.

Ella is survived by son, Donald (Don) Wagoner of Concord,NC; Bruce D. (Buddy) Wagoner, Jr. of Holden Beach, NC; and daughter, Cynthia Barbee of Harrisburg, NC. Ella is also survived by two loving and dear sisters, Josephine Troutman of Salisbury, NC and Lena Beaver of Clemmons, NC. Ella has nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and many loving and faithful relatives and friends. She also leaves behind her faithful companion toy poodle Daisy Mae.

We would like to thank the staff at Morningside Assisted Living of Concord, Hospice of Cabarrus County and the many caregivers who lovingly cared for and showed great compassion to our mom on her final journey to her heavenly home.

The family will receive friends in the fellowship Hall at Rocky River Presbyterian Church in Concord, NC from 10:00-11:30 am on Wednesday, December 13th. Funeral services will follow at 11:30 in the church, with a graveside service immediately following in the church cemetery. We ask that memorials be made to Hospice of Cabarrus County and Rocky River Presbyterian Church Building Fund.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord is serving the Wagoner family. Memories and condolences may be shared at

Minnie Bell Colson Smith
Minnie Bell Colson Smith 70 journeyed to her heavenly home Friday, December 8, 2017. Her loving family gives thanks to Our Lord and Savior for His grace and mercy.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, December 15, 2017 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Ansonville. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 2:00 Friday at the church.

Mrs. Smith entered this life April 28, 1947 in Stanly County. She was a beloved daughter of the late Grover and Minnie Lou Lee Colson. She received her education in Stanly County Schools and was a member of First Baptist Church in Norwood. She was a retiree of Wisscassett Mills.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband Sherman Henry Smith of the home. Four sons, Charlie Pernell Colson (Patricia), Darin Marcell Colson, Sherman Wiley Smith and Tim Hill all of Albemarle. Two daughters, Juanita Diane Colson and Willie Mae Deloris Johnson (Wilson) both of Norwood. Two brothers, Jimmy Lee Colson (Beverly) of Albemarle and Lee Roy Colson of Concord. Three sisters, Cora Mae Watkins of Greensboro, Octavis Shankle of Albemarle and Gardenia Morant (James) of Thomasville. Two sister-in-laws, Perry Colson of Norwood and Lucy Smith (Andrew) of Ansonville. One brother-in-law, Richard Watkins of Monroe. Nineteen Grandchildren and Ten Great-Grandchildren. Special extended family Clifford and Doris Afam of Charlotte. Special friends, Alice Parker, Louise Harris and Regina Lewis. Also surviving are a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death a Son-in-law, Odell Colson and three brothers and two sisters, Julius D. Colson, Grover Colson, Lonnie Shankle, Dorothy Watkins and Mae Frances Colson.

Margaret Harris Tyson
Margaret Harris Tyson 86 of Norwood died peacefully surrounded by her loving family Monday, December 11, 2017 at Trinity Place.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Norwood First Presbyterian Church. Rev. Julie Hill will officiate and burial will follow in Norwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church fellowship hall.

Margaret was born January 25, 1931 in Mecklenburg County to the late Malvern Palmer and Martha Morgan Harris. She was a 1948 Graduate of Norwood High School and a lifelong member of Norwood First Presbyterian Church. She was truly a people person and enjoyed her many years as owner and operator of the Thrifty Center in Norwood where she enjoyed spending time with and greeting all her customers and friends with her smile.

She was preceded in death by her husband Blease Tyson, her daughter Kathy Tyson Murphy. Two brothers Palmer and Charles Harris and two sisters Jane Boles and Michelle Holt.

She is survived by her children Sonny Tyson and wife Kaye, Theresa Tyson Russell and husband Jeff and Meg Tyson Bowers and husband David all of Norwood. Ten Grandchildren, Kelly Bowers (Matt), Kevin Murphy, Tara Ballard (Brandon), Tiffany Jones (Eric), Mitchell Russell ( Meredith), Magen Smith (Matthew) Ben Abernathy (Kimberly), Chris Bowers (Rebecca), Brian Bowers (Emily) and Crystal Roberson (Kirby). Seventeen Great-Grandchildren, Cidney, Ryker, Lakelee, Kaitlyn, Ashelyn, Sunni, Blake, Stella, Sadie, Emerson, Tyson, Cora, Millie, Chaise, Layla, Eddie, Summer.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church PO Box 596, Norwood, NC 28128

Lisa Annette Bennett Nesbitt
Lisa Annette Bennett Nesbitt, 40, of Mint Hill, passed away Monday, December 11, 2017 at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte.

Lisa was born August 11, 1977 in Charlotte to Terry Lee Bennett and the late Rebecca Ann Mullis Bennett of Mint Hill.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at Hartsell Funeral Home, 13575 Broadway Avenue, Midland.

Survivors include son, Pherris Blake Nesbitt; daughter, Rebecca Shayne Nesbitt of Stanfield; father, Terry Lee Bennett of Mint Hill; sister, Tera Leigh Bennett; and nephews, Cameron Lee High, Caleb Scott High, and Cayden James Willis from Monroe.

Lisa was a house cleaner and a wonderful mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She will be missed dearly.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Nesbitt family.

Online condolences may be made at

Hazel R. Davis
Mrs. Hazel R. Davis, age, 90, of Albemarle, N.C. passed away at 3:05 am Sunday, December 10, 2017 at CHS-NorthEast, Concord, N.C.

The family will receive friends at Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 from 6  8 p.m.

Mrs. Davis funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Second Street Presbyterian Church, Albemarle, with Rev. John Black officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Memorial Park, Albemarle.

Born January 24, 1927 in Stanly County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Duckery Ragsdale. She was educated at Albemarle City Schools and was a retired employee of Wiscasset Mills in Albemarle.

Mrs. Davis was a member of Second Street Presbyterian Church where she served as a Sunday School Teacher and Circle member. She loved cooking, knitting and cross-stitch. She was an avid volunteer at Hospice and in the Cheer Shop at CHS-Stanly.

She was married to James E. Davis who predeceased her on January 11, 2011. She is survived by her son, Eddie Davis of Luray, VA., her daughter, Kathy Hatley and husband Gerald of Dunn, NC., two grandchildren, Jennifer Hatley-Hill (husband James) and Susan Hatley, five great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Tew, Lauren Tew, Conner Wood, Madison Hill and Gracie Hill.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Second St. Presbyterian Church, Hospice of Stanly & the Uwharrie, or the Gideon International organization.

Eric Hungarter
Eric Hungarter, 52, of Albemarle, NC, passed away Tuesday December 12, 2017. His memorial service will be 4 PM on Saturday December 16, 2017 in the Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care Chapel with Rev. Matthew Kirkpatrick officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 3 PM until 4 PM prior to the service.

Eric was born on March 27, 1965 in Endwell, NY, and was the son of the late Elwood Hungarter and Ruth Aston Hungarter. He was a General Manager with Big Rock Sports in Hamlet, NC and he attended Cross Community Church.

Mr. Hungarter is survived by his wife Karen Tucker Hungarter of the home. Other survivors include two sons Ethan Charles Hungarter and Mason Patrick Hungarter both of Mooresville, NC, and his children Caleb, Isabella and Victoria of the home, a brother Elwood Hungarter and wife Donna of PA, two sisters May Gumble and husband Carmen and Lenore Ladouceur both of NY. Eric was preceded in death by a brother Chuck Hungarter.

Nancy VanDine Nicholson
Nancy VanDine Nicholson 66 of Norwood died Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at CMC-Main in Charlotte.

A family service will be held at a later date in Maine.

Mrs. Nicholson was born July 13, 1951 in Millinocket, Maine to the late Joseph and Mary Jewers VanDine. She was a homemaker and avid reader. She loved Quilting, Crafts, Movies and Bingo.

She is survived by her husband Daniel Cole Nicholson of the home. Two sons, Daniel Frank Nicholson and Jason Joseph Nicholson. One daughter,Mary Dawn Nicholson. One brother, David VanDine and one sister, Donna VanDine Graves. Nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Jimmy Gene Trull
Jimmy Gene Trull, 57 years of age, of Stanfield, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, December 11, 2017 surrounded by family and friends.

Jimmy was born May 8, 1960 in Stanly County, North Carolina to the late Carlyle Trull and Mamie Love Trull.

A truck driver by profession and a dedicated family man by choice. Jimmy enjoyed the simpler things in life.

He is survived by his wife, Debbie Easley Trull of Stanfield, sons, Matthew Trull and wife Tonya of Stanfield and Joe Trull of Stanfield, grandchildren Payton Carlyle Trull, Dalton Roy Trull and Brooklynn Kay Dennis; 2 brothers, Garry Trull and Terry Trull, both of Stanfield.

The family will receive family and friends on Friday, December 15, 2017 from 6-8 pm at Hartsell Funeral Home in Midland. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Coyle Baptist Church in Stanfield officiated by Rev. David Saunders and Rev. Steve Starling. Burial will follow in Stanfield First Baptist Church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Coyle Baptist Church, 12168 Coyle Rd, Stanfield NC 28163.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Trull family.

Online condolences may be made at

Laura Clodfelter McIntyre
Laura Clodfelter McIntyre, 75, of Albemarle, passed away Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Forrest Oaks Nursing Center in Albemarle. Her Memorial Service will be Saturday December 16, at 1 PM in the Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care Chapel. The family will receive friends from 12 PM till the time of service.

Born November 3, 1942 in Stanly County, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd Thomas Clodfelter and Marie Hudson Clodfelter. She was married to the late Joe Edward McIntyre. Mrs. Laura is survived by two daughters, Cindy Lynch (William) of Little River, SC and Tammy Smith (Michael) of Albemarle, one son, Joe McIntyre, Jr. (Barbara Hooper) of North Myrtle Beach, SC. Other survivors include two brothers, Danny Clodfelter of North Myrtle Beach, SC, and Joel Clodfelter of Charlotte, NC, nine grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildre

Garnette Robertson Burris
Garnette Robertson Burris, 89, of Concord, NC died after an extended illness late Saturday evening, December 9, 2017 at Morningside Assisted Living in Concord.

Mrs. Burris was born, Tuesday, March 27, 1928 in Mooresville, NC to the late John and Darina Robertson.

On September 18, 1948 in Mooresville, she married her loving husband of 53 years, the late Dr. Glenn C. Burris, Sr. who died September 21, 2001. Together as a team they pastored several churches including 10 years at First Foursquare Church of Concord. They also served as District Supervisors of the Foursquare Church for 18 years and directed Camp Courtney in Hendersonville, NC during this period of time. Mrs. Burris raised three wonderful sons and served by her husband's side in his ministry. She loved people unconditionally, lived every moment with integrity, worshipped and praised continuously, gave generously and followed her Lord Jesus Christ, serving faithfully. Every Monday until recently she volunteered with other seniors to clean the facilities at Harvest Community Church. Her entire life centered around building God's kingdom and putting others before herself.

She leaves behind to treasure her memory, her devoted and loving sons, Dr. Glenn C. (Debbie) Burris, Jr. of Canton, GA., Rev. Jeffrey L. (Judy) Burris of China Grove, NC and Timothy M. (Kim) Burris of Concord, NC. Also surviving are her five loving grandchildren, Heidi (Dustin) Conley, Josh (Stephanie) Burris, Rev. Zach (Shannon) Burris, Meredith Burris, Rev. Trevor (Heather) Burris and eight great-grandchildren with one expected in March. She will be missed by her sister, Margaret (L.D.) Aldridge of Kannapolis, NC and many nieces and nephews whom she cherished. She is preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Sandra Elaine who died at childbirth.

Funeral services for Mrs. Burris will be 3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Harvest Community Church, 4284 Orphanage Road Concord, NC 28027 with Dr. Glenn C. Burris, Jr. and Rev. Jeffrey L. Burris officiating. The family will receive guests that afternoon in the church from 1:00 to 2:45 p.m. At the families request there will be a private committal service at Carolina Memorial Park in Kannapolis, NC.

The family would like to thank the angels at Hospice of Cabarrus County, the staff of Morningside Assisted Living of Concord along with her church family at Harvest Community Church for their love and care for their beloved mother.

Memorial contributions may be offered on behalf of Mrs. Burris to Harvest Community Church of Concord, NC.

Garnette will be forever missed by her loving and devoted family and many dear friends. May God grant her eternal rest.

Arrangements for Mrs. Burris are in the care of Hartsell Funeral Home, 460 Branchview Drive Concord, NC 28026. Online condolences may be shared at