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Carmaletha "Sissy" Butler
Carmaletha "Sissy" Butler, 79 years of age, of Albemarle, went to be with Jesus, Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Bethany Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Albemarle.

Carmaletha was born April 26, 1936 in Cabarrus County to the late Calvin Monroe Adams and the late Odessa Adams. She was also preceded in death by husband, Arthur Bernice Butler.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle. The funeral service will follow at 3:00 pm in the Hartsell Funeral Home Chapel, and will be officiated by Rev. Gary Baker and Rev. Mitchell Cook.

After services the family will receive friends at the home of son, Johnny Ray Garmon from 5-7pm at 1427 Sunset Ave, Albemarle, NC 28001; (980)581-1070.

Survivors include son, Johnny Ray (Barbara Morton) Garmon of Albemarle, NC, daughter, Patricia Ann (Ted Huneycutt) Garmon of Albemarle; daughter, Shelia Garmon of Concord; brothers, Billy Adams of Burlington, and Sonny Adams of Locust; close friend, Debbie Honeycutt; and six grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hartsell Funeral Home c/o Carmaletha Butler account, PO Box 7, Albemarle, NC 28002, or credit card donations by phone at (704)983-1188.

Hartsell Funeral Home is serving the Butler family.


Joseph Monroe Poplin
Joseph Monroe Poplin, 76 years of age, of New London, passed away Friday, July 24, 2015 at his home in New London.

Mr. Poplin was born February 17, 1939, in Stanly County to the late Wriston Newell Poplin and the late Suna Lilly Poplin. He was also preceded in death by sister, Mildred Hartsell.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle. The funeral service will be on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at 11:00 am at Hartsell Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Poplin Family Cemetery, Ellen Road, New London.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Juanita Washam Poplin of New London; one son, Shane (Jill Klosterman) Poplin of Albemarle; two daughters, Kelly (Bill) Morean of Red Lodge, MT, and Kim (Mike) Shehan of Orlando, FL; three grandchildren, McKenzie, Madison, and Nicholas Morean; and two sisters, Pat Dick of New London and Judy Moore of Oakboro.

Mr. Poplin was a veteran of the US Navy.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Poplin family.


Willie Ray Curlee
Willie Ray Curlee, 80, of Albemarle, NC passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Stanly Regional Medical Center. His funeral will be Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 11 AM at Union Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeremy Blake officiating. The family will receive friends Monday, July 27, 2015, 6 until 8 PM at Stanly Funeral Home.

Born September 25, 1934 in Stanly County, NC, he was the son of the late Marvin Ray Curlee and Adrian Curlee. Mr. Curlee was a heating and air conditioning installation supervisor with the former Lorch Plumbing and Heating Co. He was a member of Union Grove Baptist Church and he loved bluegrass music. Mr. Curlee was a veteran of the US Army and served during the Korean Conflict.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Lucille Kepley Curlee in 2004. Survivors include two sons, Todd R. Curlee and wife Sabrina of Norwood, NC and Bradley J. Curlee and wife Melissa of Albemarle, NC; a brother, Kibbee Curlee; and two grandchildren, Tasha Curlee and Nick Curlee.


Evelyn Louise Whitley Palmer
Evelyn Louise Whitley Palmer, 86, of New London, formerly of Charlotte passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015 in Trinity Oaks, Salisbury. Her memorial service will be 1 PM Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at Christ Episcopal Church, 428 Pee Dee Ave., Albemarle, NC with Father Jim Bernacki officiating. The family will receive friends in the Church Hall following the service.

Born May 22, 1929 in Stanly County, NC she was the daughter of the late James Garfield Whitley and Kate Cagle Whitley. Ms. Palmer was a 1947 Graduate of Albemarle High School and a 1969 Graduate of Sandhills Community College Nursing School. She retired as a Registered Nurse from Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte in the early 1990s. Ms. Palmer was a member of Christ Episcopal Church. She was a good mother and a good nurse and was a very giving person.

Survivors include son Jeffrey Lynn Palmer and wife Donna of New London, daughter Dale Palmer Huffman and husband Dick of Salisbury, 2 grandchildren, 2 great- grandchildren, brother Edward L. Whitley and wife Jeanette of Salisbury, sister Yvonne Treece and husband Bill of Winston Salem, 1 niece, 5 nephews and many beloved cousins.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Christ Episcopal Church, PO Box 657, Albemarle, NC 28002.


Charles John Jernoske
Charles John Jernoske, 87 years of age, of Mount Pleasant, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Carolinas Medical Center- NorthEast in Concord.

Charles was born March 13, 1928 in Paulsboro, NJ to the late Alpheus Jernoske and the late Mary Veronica Jernoske. He was also preceded in death by brother, Alpheus Jernoske, Jr..

The family will receive friends from 6:00pm-8:00pm, Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle. A Mass will be held at Our Lady of the Annunciation Catholic Church in Albemarle at 11:00am, Wednesday, July 29, 2015 and will be officiated by Father Peter Fitzgibbons.

Charles grew up in the city of Paulsboro, NJ, and later moved to Mickleton, NJ. He retired to Mt. Pleasant, NC in 1998.

Survivors include wife, Barbara Marie Jernoske of Mount Pleasant; daughter, Robin (Steve) Kester of Bessemer City, NC; daughter, Barbara Noblitt of Mt Pleasant; daughter, Lori (Odell) Barber of Kannapolis; son, Charles Jernoske of Mt Pleasant; son, Mark Jernoske of Westville, NJ; daughter, Marie (Donald) Applegate of Tabernacle, NJ; brother, Rob (Jane) Jernoske of Bridgeton, NJ; sister, Mary (William) Kephart of Pitman, NJ, and three grandchildren, Jeremy Noblitt, and Ben and Grant Applegate.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Jernoske family.


Linda Coggin Morris
Linda Coggin Morris of Polkton, NC passed away on July 24th in Carneys Point, NJ. Linda is preceded in death by her husband Lesile Morris. She is survived by her sister Phillyis Thomas of Fairburn, GA and her children Michelle Bartkowski (Pfeffer), Michael Pfeffer, Cheryl DiGregorio (Morris), Karen Jeffers (Morris), Tim Morris as well as her grandchildren Quinn Bartkowski, Brady Bartkowski, Kylie Pfeffer, Bryce Pfeffer, John DiGregorio, Daniel DiGregorio, Hope DiGregorio, Carly Jeffers, Keith Jeffers, Kelcey Morris and Ian Morris.

Linda was a resident of Penns Grove, NJ where she taught at Penns Grove - Carneys Point High School for 35 years and coached Tennis. During her tenure at Penns Grove High School, she made a tremendous impact on everyone she came in contact with (colleagues, students and players). She was also an avid softball player in both the Penns Grove and Pennsville Women's Recreational Leagues. A life- long North Carolina Tarheels fan, she truly bled Carolina Blue.

After she retired from PGCP high school, Linda and Les relocated back to her home state of North Carolina where she was an active member of Badin United Methodist Church. She served on the Administrative Council and was a member of United Methodist Women. She spent many volunteer hours for the local outreach projects within the community.

Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Thursday, July 30th from 9:30am to 10:30am, followed by a service at 11am at the Badin United Methodist Church on the corner of Pine and Hickory St, Badin, NC, 28009. A graveside service will follow at the Fairview Memorial Cemetery in Albemarle, NC.

Stanly Funeral Home is serving the Morris family.


Richard Allen Midkiff
Richard Allen Midkiff , of Concord, passed away at Presbyterian Hospital on July 24th, 2015 surrounded by fifteen members of his family who adored him, Richard Allen Midkiff, 77, joined the Church Triumphant. Instead of his family birthday celebration planned for that night, Richard went home to Heaven at 4:57 p.m.

Richard was born July 17, 1938. He attended Concord High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He served as a radio operator in the United States Army Tank Commandos. For thirty years, he was a proud member of the Charlotte Police Department. Richard was a member of many professional and social organizations. Richard loved to travel especially to the western states and the coast; he loved dining at a variety of eclectic restaurants and became famous for his hams for family gatherings and his pulled pork. He was a lifelong learner with an inquisitive mind, and, if Richard told you a fact on a wide variety of subjects, you knew it was accurate. Richard’s life reflected Psalms 37:30 “The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue talks of justice.”

As patriarch of the family, his gift of hospitality made the family celebrations special. He was a friend of God’s creatures and loved to recite the traditional Apostles Creed. His funny stories will never be forgotten; he loved discussing UNC football and basketball, the Atlanta Braves, and his cats.

Richard is survived by his beloved, Joyce, their son, Jeff, and his sisters, Carolyn Anne Midkiff Harris of Harrisburg, North Carolina and Ellen Hill Midkiff Mayes of Rock Hill, South Carolina. His loving nieces and nephews are Thomas Grier Harris, Jr. of Charlotte, North Carolina, Tracie Hill Mayes (Brian) Stewart of Greenville, South Carolina, Winnie Ellen Harris Newton of Harrisburg, North Carolina, Joci Jessup “JJ” Mayes (Mark) Griffin of Marietta, Georgia, James Lamont (Valynda) Mayes III of Arlington, Virginia, and Elizabeth Ellen Mayes of Rock Hill, South Carolina. His adoring great nieces and nephews are Thomas Grier Harris III of Harrisburg, North Carolina, Sarah Olivia Harris of Asheville, North Carolina, Brian Alexander Stewart and William James Stewart of Greenville, South Carolina, Gabriel Ellis Newton and Chloe Carolyn Newton of Harrisburg, North Carolina, and Grace Ellen Griffin and Davis Marvin Griffin of Marietta, Georgia.

Funeral services will be held at Hartsell Funeral Home in Concord August 3 at 1:00 p.m. with the Reverend Brian D. Stewart and Reverend Charles Efird officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service from noon to the beginning of the service. Interment will be in Carolina Memorial Park in Harrisburg in the Circle of Honor.