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Lillie Eudy White
Mrs. Lillie Eudy White, age 93 of Albemarle, NC passed away Thursday, January 19, 2017 at the Sandy Ridge Assisted Living and Memory Care, Candor, N.C. Her service will be 2:00 PM Sunday, January 22, 2017 in the Stanly Funeral Home Chapel, Albemarle, NC with the Rev. Wayne Richardson officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Memorial Park, Albemarle, NC. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM prior to the hour of the service.

Mrs. White was born in Stanly County, NC on September 21, 1923 to the late Jacob Eudy and Bessie Thompson Eudy and was a homemaker. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and enjoyed gardening, crocheting, and painting.

Mrs. White was married to the late John Darrell White who preceded her in death February 7, 2011. She is survived by two daughters; Sylvia White Efird of Albemarle, NC and Fonda White Evans of Mayodan, NC, four grandchildren, Brentt Coley, Summer Evans, Patrick Efird and Leah Lambert, four great-grandchildren. two brother, Broadus Eudy and Jim Eudy, one sister, Flossie Price preceded her in death.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

Shirley Ann Austin Carter
Shirley Ann Austin Carter, 77, of Albemarle passed away Friday, January 20, 2017. Her funeral will be held on Monday, January 23, in the Stanly Funeral Home Chapel at 11 AM with Rev. Keith Walters officiating. The family will receive friends on Sunday evening from 6 PM until 8 PM. The burial will take place at Fairview Memorial Park on Monday following the service.

Mrs. Carter was born December 23, 1939. She worked for Collins & Aikman where she retired after 30 years of service. Shirley enjoyed cooking, sewing, and many other crafts including doll making. She dearly loved her family and grandchildren.

Shirley was married to the late Bobby Glenn Carter. Survivors include one son, Timothy Glenn Carter of Albemarle, one daughter, Barbara C. Blake of Norwood, son-in-law, David Eudy, grand-children, Chad Eudy, Derrick Eudy and wife Deborah, Andrea and husband Richard Lomax, Deanna and husband Jody Dennis, great-grandchildren, Madison Lomax, Richard Lomax Jr, Luke Dennis, Levi Dennis, Kaitlyn Dennis, and Landon Eudy.

Shirley is preceded in death by one daughter, Deborah C. Eudy, son in law, Andrew B. Blake, and grandchild, Alex B. Blake.

Blanche Marie
In memoriam of Blanche Marie Hatley,
08/28/1930 - 01/21/2017
Blanche Marie Carriker Hatley, 86, of Locust, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017 at her home.

Blanche was born August 28, 1930 in Stanly County to the late Ransom Asyria Carriker and the late Velma Fleeta Carriker. She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband of 40 years, Hubert Lee "Bud" Hatley, who passed away in 1990; and brother, Carol Carriker.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Monday, January 23, 2017 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle. The funeral service will follow at 3:00 pm in Hartsell Funeral Home's Lefler Memorial Chapel. The burial will be at Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 24517 Ridgecrest Rd., Locust.

She is survived by her son, George Lee Hatley and wife Angela of Albemarle; daughters, Luann White and husband David of Charlotte, Bonnie Burris and husband Danny of Locust, Teresa Carriker and husband Michael of Oakboro; brother, Gerald Carriker and wife Sylvia of Belmont; nine grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.

Blanche proudly worked as an elementary school teacher for the Stanly County School System for 34 years.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Hatley family.

Gail D. Rutzler
Gail D. Rutzler, 74, of Richfield passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 22, 1942 in Elizabeth, N.J., to the late Evelyn C. Smithman and the late Stanley S. Decker. After graduating Linden High School and Rutgers University in New Jersey, Gail became a bookkeeper for forty-five years. She was the secretary of the Holiday Beach Club in Waretown, N.J., for ten years. Gail loved to read and enjoyed the sun and visiting the beach. However, her passion in life was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and spending time with the family. Left to cherish her memories is her husband Richard J. Rutzler, Sr. of Richfield; stepsons, Richard J. Rutzler (JoAnne), William E. Rutzler, Paul A. Rutzler, Randy J. Rutzler, all from N.J.; stepdaughters, Donna M. Skeen (James), Rhonda J. Rutzler; brother Robert A. Decker, both from N.J.; cousin Margaret Ecoblchon of N.J.; 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend to many who will be missed by all.

Arrangements: Celebration of life will be held at a later date. Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Rutzler family. Online condolences may be made at Funeral Home

Timothy Franklin Timmy Crowell
Timothy Franklin Timmy Crowell 49 of Norwood died Saturday Evening, January 21, 2017.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00PM Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Jeff Holder will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Timmy was born June 11, 1967 in Stanly County. He was a son of the late Earl Franklin Bill and Theo Gigger Hudson Crowell. He was a carpenter employed with Page Construction. Timmy loved music and playing the Guitar. He loved his family and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his Brothers, Stephen Gilbert and Jeffrey Crowell both of Norwood. His sisters, Brenda Williams of Albemarle, Donna Allen (Randy), Susan Clark (Scotty), and Cassandra Brantley (Greg) all of Norwood and Kristy Wise (Steve) of Ramseur.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Misty Crowell.

Curtis Eugene Gene or Cotton Wall
Curtis Eugene Gene or Cotton Wall, 74 of Salisbury passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House.

Born September 15, 1942 in Lee County, he was the son of the late Curtis and Helen Garner Wall.

Gene graduated from Cameron High School, Cameron and Kings College, Raleigh. He was a veteran of the US Navy during the Vietnam War and served in Subic Bay, Philippines.

He worked in Human Resources and Public Relations with Carolina Telephone/Sprint before retiring.

Gene was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and was active in the Salisbury Civitans Club where he was a Past Sergeant of Arms.

He loved all sports, especially golf, Carolina basketball and NASCAR. In his younger days he enjoyed playing golf and softball.

His family was the most important part of his life, especially his grandchildren and all of their accomplishments.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, John Beach and sister, Peggy Marie Wall.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Marsha Perry Wall, whom he married Nov. 20, 1993; sons, Kevin Wall of Hickory and Brian Wall (Sheri Westbrook) of Cameron; brother, David Wall of Whispering Pines; grandchildren, Corbin Wall of Cameron, Jack Wall, Peri Wall, and Smith Wall of Hickory.

A memorial service will be conducted at 1 PM  Tuesday (Jan. 24) at Summersett Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jill Smith, Minister of Christ United Methodist Church officiating.

The family will receive friends following the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1300 Baxter St., Suite 150, Charlotte, NC 28204, National Kidney Foundation of NC, 5950 Fairview Rd., Suite 708, Charlotte, NC 28210 or Rowan Hospice and Palliative Care, 720 Grove Street, Salisbury, NC 28144

William Lamar Whitley
William Lamar Whitley, 74, of Albemarle, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Carolinas HealthCare System Stanly in Albemarle.

Bill was born January 11, 1943 in Stanly County to the late William Pearl Whitley and the late Bertha Mae Campbell Whitley.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Immanuel Baptist Church in Albemarle. The funeral service will follow at 1:00 pm in the church sanctuary, officiated by Rev. Joe Smith. The burial will be at Liberty Hill Primitive Baptist Cemetery, 20415 Hwy. 24/27 West, Oakboro. At other times, the family will be gathering at his home.

Survivors include daughter, Cheryl Godwin and husband Don of Albemarle; son, John David Whitley and wife Brenda of Albemarle; brother, Steve Whitley and wife Gwen of Oakboro; sister, Jane Stoker of Albemarle; grandchildren, Nikki and Marshall Sides, both of Albemarle; and great-grandson, Victor Parker, III of Albemarle; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bill was a wonderful and loving father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. He attended and graduated from New London High School in 1961. He worked as a supervisor for Wiscassett Mills for 39 years. Bill later worked for Stanly Community College as a grounds keeper and Union Power as a dispatcher for many years of dedicated service. He grew up and attended Immanuel Baptist Church. Bill loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He was a proud homeowner, who always kept his yard meticulous and house neat and orderly. He also loved boxing and was a car enthusiast. Bill will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

Memorials may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church, 1309 Old Charlotte Rd., Albemarle, NC 28001.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Whitley family.

Alison Rebecca Davis
Alison Rebecca Davis, 53 years of age, of Albemarle, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Carolinas HealthCare System Main in Charlotte.

Alison was born July 25, 1963 in Stanly County to the late Reginald Allen Davis and Sylvia Kay Talbert Davis of Albemarle.

She was also preceded in death by her grandson in 2014, Aiden Brandon Davis.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 am - 11:00 am, Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Hartsell Funeral Home. The funeral service will be on Wednesday at 11:00 am at Hartsell Funeral Home's Lefler Memorial Chapel in Albemarle officiated by Rev. Adam Hatley. Burial will follow at the Stanly Gardens of Memory at 2001 East Main St., Albemarle.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her son, Derek Davis, of Albemarle; brother, Ricky Davis of Albemarle; sister, Susan (David Chamberlin) Gobush of Albemarle; brother, Darrell (Cindy) Davis of Oakboro; sister, Debi Sparks of Gilbert, SC; and brother, Michael Davis of Badin.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Davis family.

Online condolences may be made at

Clifford Ogden Cole
Clifford Ogden Cole, 90 years of age, of Concord NC, passed away Monday, January 23, 2017 at Universal Healthcare in Concord.

Clifford was born July 14, 1926 in West Virginia to the late Floyd Cole and Wetha Spencer Cole. vHe was also preceded in death by his first wife Dorothy Emory Cole; son, Jonathon David Cole; seven brothers; three sisters.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord. The funeral service will be on Tuesday at 6:00 pm at Hartsell Funeral Home Chapel of Concord officiated by Rev. Tom Sanquist . Burial will follow at the Salisbury National Cemetery on Wednesday Morning at 9 AM.

Survivors include wife, Rosemary Cole; daughter, Gloria and husband Bill Bartlett of Concor; three grandchildren, Angela Clouse and husband Lonnie of Harrisburg, Derek Bartlett and wife Becky of Harrisburg, Brandon Bartlett and wife Katie of Nixa, MO; great-grandchildren, Alonna, Drew, Layton, Abby, Brody, Brooke, Allie, Asher, Lilly, Layla and William (who will arrive in April) Clifford served in the United States Navy during World War II. He worked for the Norfolk-Southern Railroad and retired from Christian Ministry.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Clifford's church, Concord Bible Church Missions Program or The Gideon's International

Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord is serving the Cole family.

John Henry Jack Palmer Jr.
John Henry Jack Palmer Jr. 88 of Albemarle died Saturday Morning, January 21, 2017.

Arrangements are in complete at this time.

Mr. Palmer was born October 19, 1928 in Stanly County. He was a son of the late John Henry Sr. and Beulah Ingold Palmer. He was the former owner of Palmer Motor Company and had served in the Army National Guard. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Albemarle.

Survivors include his brothers, Wayne Palmer of Albemarle and Charles Dick Palmer of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and his sister Ellen Palmer Crews of Thomasville.

He was preceded in death by a brother Robert V. Palmer.

Grey Carle
Grey Carle passed away peacefully on 9 January, 2017 She is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Kevin and her faithful little buddy, Pepper. Mrs. Carle was of the Methodist faith. She was the daughter of the late E.P. Gamewell, and Nancy Lou Isenhour Gamewell of Badin, who survives.

Her siblings all survive:Katherine and Paul Williams of Cary, Paul and Judy Gamewell of Lafayette, Mississippi, and Mark and Lu Gamewell of Faith, NC. Brother and sisters-in-law are Terry ns Susan Carle of Johnson City, Tn., Eric and Kitty Carle of Terrytown, La., William and Debbie Carle of Pahrump,, NV., Mary Pengelly of Durham, NC, Brian Carle of Mooresville, NC, and Amy and Chris Spann of Wilmington, NC.

Mrs. Carles nephew and nieces are Hunter and Susanna Gamewell of Tallahassee, FL, ,Ginge and Jason Dykes of LaFayette, La., Rachel and Chris Faller of Cary, NC, and Nancy Joanne Gamewell of Faith, NC, David and Jacqueline Carle of Johnson City, TN,, Christopher and Jessica Carle of Knoxville, TN, Eric Carle ,Jr. of New Orleans, La., Kelly Jarvis of New Orleans, La., Kevin W. Carle of Seattle, WA., and Jackson and Jarrett Spann of Wilmington Grey earned a Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Art Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro She retired after 30 years in the studio at East Montgomery High School in Biscoe. One year, her school recognized her as Teacher of the Year. She was designated a Mentor Teacher for her excellence, and guided new teachers to success in their class rooms. Accomplished in virtually every media, she maintained a private practice, delivering portraiture, sea scapes, photography, jewelry, potter, commercial, and architectural renderings across the Carolinas& Grey was particularly proud of her final series of work, Animals of the Uhwarries, as befitting her own Cherokee heritage. Recognizing that one hallmark of a great city is an art gallery, Grey was a founding Board member and a President of the Falling Rivers Gallery in Albemarle. Thus, it is requested that a tax deductible donation be made to Falling Rivers Gallery, 119 West Main Street, Albemarle, NC 28001, in memory of Grey Carle.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00, with a worship service at 7:00, on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care, 1835 Badin Road, Albemarle, NC. 28001