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Winnie Jean Clark
Winnie Jean Clark, 79 years of age, of Concord, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Carolinas Medical Center NE in Concord, NC.

She was born August 9, 1935 in Sumter, SC to the late Lawrence Edward Holland and the late Winnifred Jean Holland. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Luther E. Holland.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord. The funeral service will be on Friday at 3:00 pm at Hartsell Funeral Home in Concord officiated by Rev. Scott Davis. The family will also receive friends one hour prior to service. Graveside rites will be held at Carolina Memorial Park at 7113 Rivers Ave. in Charleston, SC on Saturday at 2:00 pm.

Survivors include husband, Samuel Vaughn Clark of Concord, NC; son, Larry Vaughn (Sandi) Clark of Huntersville, NC; grandson, Adam Clark of Concord, NC; granddaughter, Kate Clark of Concord, NC; great- grandchildren, Isabell, Jenny, Sophia, and Kori.

Hartsell Funeral Home is serving the Clark family.

Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com


Michelle Renee Ussery
Michelle Renee Ussery, 49 years of age, of Albemarle, passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2014.

Michelle was born October 23, 1965 in Albemarle, NC to the late Mickey Eugene Lawhon and the late Mildred Ann Lawhon.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Please feel free to call Hartsell Funeral Home 704-983-1188.

Survivors include husband of 31 years, Ricky Lee Ussery of Albemarle; son, Chris (Tabitha) Ussery of Oakboro; three sisters, Mary Ann Barringer of Aquadale, Diane Morgan of Albemarle, and Teresa Helms of Aquadale; two brothers, Michael Lawhon, and Sam Lawhon both of New London, and her beloved Yorkie, Shorty.

Memorials may be made to Hartsell Funeral Home, c/o Michelle Ussery Account, PO Box 7, Albemarle, NC 28002.

Hartsell Funeral Home is serving the Ussery family.


John Ray Coley, Sr.,
John Ray Coley, Sr., went home to our Lord and Savior on Saturday, November 15, 2014. John was born and raised in Concord, NC to George and Raymell Coley. After serving his country in the United States Air Force, John spent the majority of his years serving the community of Concord as a leader in youth athletics and through his work at the bank.

He married the love of his life, Frances Carnes Coley, on February 3, 1962 and is survived by Frances and their four children; John Ray Coley, Jr. and wife Suzanne, Donna Coley Ridings and husband Billy, Andy Coley and wife Shannon and Scott Coley and wife Anne; eight grandchildren, Jonathan Coley, Elizabeth Boynton, Alex McConnell, Drew Coley, Austin Coley, Cassidy Coley and Aaron Coley; sister-in- law, Ann Owings Coley and many nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by his parents George and Raymell Coley and his brother Arnold.

The family received friends from 11:30 am until 1:00 pm, Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord. The funeral service followed at 1:00 pm at Hartsell Funeral Home Chapel in Concord, officiated by Rev. Robert Leonard. Burial then followed at Carolina Memorial Park in Harrisburg.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 101 Centerport Dr. Greensboro, NC 27409.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord is serving the Coley family.


Carole Greene Byrd
Carole Greene Byrd, 93, of Mount Gilead passed away Monday morning, November 17, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Thursday, November 20, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Mt. Gilead. Dr. Roger Thomas will officiate and interment will follow in Sharon Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 Wednesday evening at Edwards Funeral Home in Mt. Gilead.

Mrs. Byrd was born November 29, 1920 in Montgomery County. She was a daughter of the late George Thomas and Lena Pearl Wood Greene. She was formerly employed by United Mills and was a lifetime homemaker. A devoted Mother of Six Children, she was an expert seamstress and craft artisan.

She was preceded in death by her husband of over 75 years Thomas Franklin Frank Byrd on July 20, 2013.

She is survived by her sons, Franklin W. Byrd and James T. Byrd and wife Patty of Mt. Gilead. Her Daughters, Peggy Byrd Robinson and husband Billy of Laurinburg, Joyce Byrd Russell of Raleigh, Linda Byrd Bridges of Lubbock, Texas and Patsy Byrd Hicks and companion Scotty Smith of Troy. Her Brother, Joe E. Greene of Newport News, Virginia. Nine Grandchildren and Five Great- Grandchildren.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her Sons-in-law Jimmie H. Russell and Jerry C. Bridges. Her Brothers and Sisters, Cash, Chase, Elbert and Paul Greene, Treva Morris and Vada Wesson.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, PO Box 207, Mt. Gilead, NC 27306.


Danny Lynn Whitley
Danny Lynn Whitley, 52 years of age, of Stanfield, passed away Monday, November 17, 2014 at home in Stanfield.

He was born June 5, 1962 in Stanly County NC to Arlie Carol Whitley and Nellie Mae Whitley.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland. The funeral service will be on Thursday at 3:00 pm at Kinza Memorial Baptist Church in Stanfield officiated by Pete "Earl" Helms, Robby Holtsclaw, and Carol Whitley. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow at the Oakboro Cemetery at 1397 North Main Street, Oakboro.

Survivors include wife, Donna Louise Whitley of Stanfield, NC; daughter, Gloria Ann Whitley of Stanfield, NC; son, Daniel Paul Whitley of Stanfield, NC; parents Arlie and Nellie Whitley of Stanfield, NC; brother, Carol Whitley of Greensboro, NC; sister, Brenda Ann Smith of Locust, NC.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Whitley family.

Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com


Robert Earnhardt
RICHFIELD - Mr. Robert Earnhardt, 82, of Richfield, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. Mr. Earnhardt was born March 20, 1932, son of the late Fred Earnhardt and Cleo Earnhardt. He attended Rockwell High School and was the owner of Richfield Used Truck Parts, where he was a mechanic. He was a veteran of the US Army.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Frank Earnhardt, and his sister, Mildred Stout. Robert is survived by his wife, Johnnie Hoffner Earnhardt; son Tim Earnhardt and wife Trica Earnhardt of Richfield; daughter Johnna Chandler and husband Hop Chandler of New London; grandchildren Johnathan, Nick, Logan and Caroline Chandler; brother Charlie Earnhardt; sister Ann Maness and husband Arnold of Concord.

Service: There will be a graveside service on Friday, Nov. 21 at 12 p.m at the US National Cemetery in Salisbury with military graveside rites conducted by the Rowan County Honor Guard and the National Guard.

Visitation: The family will receive friends at Powles Funeral Home on Thursday, Nov. 20 from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.Powles Funeral Home is assisting the Earnhardt family. Online condolences may be made at www. powlesfuneralhome.com.


Sylvia Rogers Harkey
Sylvia Rogers Harkey, 78, of Albemarle passed away Tuesday November 18, 2014 at Stanly Manor Nursing Center. Her funeral will be graveside, 2 PM Thursday November 20, 2014 in Stanly Gardens of Memory with Rev. Elizabeth M. Ayscue officiating.

Born October 8, 1936 in Stanly County, NC she was the daughter of the late Charles Wade Rogers and Leila Ferree Rogers and was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband Harold Lane Harkey of Albemarle. Other survivors include daughter Sharon Harkey Lambeth and husband Johnny of Norwood, grandchildren Meredith McIntyre Curran and husband Matthew of Matthews, NC and John Robert McIntyre and wife Catherine of Albemarle, great- grandchildren Brody Curran and Gabe Curran, sisters Janice R. Brewer and husband Don of Albemarle and Pamela R. Helms of Concord, and nieces Ellen Blue, Cindy Brewer, and Meneika Helms, and special friend Becky Stamper of Albemarle.

The family requests that memorials be made to Hospice of Stanly County, 960 N First St., Albemarle, NC 28001.


Gwender Ann Duncan Watkins
Gwender Ann Duncan Watkins 57 of Norwood died Saturday evening, November 15, 2014 at her home.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00PM Saturday, November 22, 2014 at First Baptist Church, 568 Vincent Street in Norwood. Rev. Cecil Raysor and Rev. Rodney Courtney Jr. will officiate and interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:00 Saturday at the church. Mrs. Watkins will lie in state at Edwards Funeral Home in Norwood where friends are welcome on Friday from 1:00 until 6:00 PM and Saturday from 9:00AM until Noon.

Mrs. Watkins was born January 14, 1957 in Panama City, Florida. She was the daughter of Willie Gene Duncan who survives and the late Willie Bell Jones Duncan. She was an employee of Michelin in Norwood and was an active member of First Baptist Church where she served as chairperson of the usher board.

In addition to her father she is survived by her husband Henry Ellis Watkins Jr. of the home. One brother, Connie Tripp of Bonifay, Florida. Three Sisters, Sylvia Ann Franks and husband Preston of Fort Hood, Texas, Michele Duncan of Albemarle and Melinda Duncan of Norwood. In addition she is survived by Twenty Eight nephews, nieces and a host of cousins and special friends and her special canine companion Lil Bit.


William Lamar Hathcock
William Lamar Hathcock, 61 years of age, of Kannapolis, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Carolina's Medical Center- NorthEast in Concord.

Mr. Lamar was born July 12, 1953 in Cabarrus County to the late Don Lamar Hathcock and the late Audrey Jean Hooks. He was also preceded in death by brother, James Matthews.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord. The graveside service will be at 3:00 pm on Sunday at West Concord Cemetery. At other times the family will be gathering at the home.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Debra Ann Henry Hathcock of the home; son, Phillip Hathcock of Salisbury; daughter, Shannon Hathcock White of Rockwell; five grandchildren; and sisters, Donna Laney and Carol Vandekree, both of Mt. Pleasant.

Memorials may be made to the Charity of one's choice.

Hartsell Funeral Home Concord is serving the Hathcock family.


Tracy James Drake Sr.,
Tracy James Drake Sr., 50 years of age, of Concord, passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at his residence.

Tracy was born August 3, 1964 in Mecklenburg County North Carolina to the late Donald Mack Drake and Margie Louise Drake. He was also preceded in death by his brothers Jimmy and Bobby Drake and Howard Criswell.

The family will receive friends Saturday November 22, 2014 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at Hartsell Funeral Home in Concord. The funeral service will follow in Hartsell's Funeral Home Chapel at 1:00 pm officiated by Rev. Tim Newton

Survivors include wife, Kimberly Drake of the home; two sons, Tracy James Drake, Jr. of Mt. Holly and Christopher Daniel Drake of Charlotte; seven grandchildren; five sisters, Elizabeth Drake Stinnard, Lisa Dean, Dottie Drake, Debbie Drake and Jeannie Drake; two brothers Donald and Ray Drake and a number of nieces and nephews.

Tracy loved riding motorcycles and watching football He was a huge UNC Tarheel fan and loved his cat Gizmo. He was known for his big heart and being a great family man.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord is serving the Drake family.

Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com


Margaret Anne Grigg
Margaret Anne Grigg, age 80, died peacefully at her home near Albemarle, North Carolina, on November 18, 2014.

M.A., as she was known to her family and many friends, was born on June 7, 1934 in Atlanta, Georgia, daughter to H. Benson Ford and Margaret Garretson Ford. M.A. graduated from Duke University in 1956, and lived in Charlotte for many years before retiring to her farm near Albemarle where she gardened and raised horses, dogs, cats, and other animals, including numerous rescue animals.

M.A. is survived by her sister Lynne Horner, her children Anne Melson and her husband Dave, Mary Lynne Grigg and her husband Mark Easley, son John and his wife Amanda, and nine grandchildren. M.A. will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.

M.A. will be remembered for the exemplary life that she lived and the kindness she shared with everyone she encountered. M.A. was an avid reader, award-winning gardener, skilled horseback rider, lover and protector of nature, and wonderful mother to her children.

As one of her grandchildren wrote, “M.A. is my hero. She is the only person I know who can repeat French philosophies (in French) and also and avid reader of the Sunday comics. What I respect most is her kindness and independence. She has the best attitude about everything. If something goes wrong, it’s just an adventure. It’s not rescuing kids from a stampeding horse that makes someone a hero, although she has done that many times. It’s the person’s character that matters. She told me once that she thought life was like a comic strip. Bad things happen but it all turns out fine in the end. If M.A.’s life were a comic strip, it would be the funniest and most uplifting comic out there”.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Sunday, November 23rd from 12:00 to 1:30 at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in Albemarle.

In Lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Martin’s church or the Land Trust for Central Carolina.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Grigg family.


Stacy Ann Helms
Stacy Ann Helms 34 of Albemarle passed away Tuesday Afternoon, November 18, 2014 at her home.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00PM Sunday, November 23, 2014 at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel in Norwood. Rev. Mitchell Cook will officiate and interment will follow in Coyle Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 Saturday Evening at the Funeral Home.

Stacy was born April 28, 1980 in Stanly County. She is the daughter of Jim and Carolyn Helms of Stanfield. She was formerly employed with Merry Maids in Concord and attended Full Gospel Mission Church.

In addition to her parents she is survived by her husband Jimmy Tucker of the home. One son Canyon Alexander of Stanfield and Two sisters, Amy Schrimpsher of Albemarle and Lisa Smith of Mt. Gilead.


Patricia Diane Kimrey Brouillette
Patricia Diane Kimrey Brouillette, 61 years of age, of Little River, SC, passed away Thursday, November 13, 2014 at MUSC in Charleston, SC.

Mrs. Brouillette was born November 29, 1952 in Stanly County to the late Clevie Junior Kimrey and the late Janie Goodman Kimrey Lee. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Richard Brouillette.

The graveside service will be on Sunday, November 23, 2014, at 1:00 PM at Stanly Gardens of Memory, officiated by Rev. Sheila Bishop. In the event of rain, the committal service will be held in Hartsell Funeral Home's Lefler Memorial Chapel.

Survivors include her son, Joseph Brouillette of Little River, SC; one sister, Debbie Hinson and husband, Mike, of New London; grandsons, Richard, Timothy Joseph and Adrian Brouillette; and nieces, P. J. Ingram and Emily Mullinix.

Memorials may be made to MUSC Foundation/HCC (Hollings Cancer Center), Gynecological Oncology Fund, 18 Bee Street MSC 450, Charleston, SC 29425.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Brouillette family.

Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com


Ruby Springer Jordan
Ruby Springer Jordan, 86, of Albemarle, passed away Thursday November 20, 2014 in Stanly Manor. Her funeral service will be Graveside 2 PM Monday, November 24, 2014 at Stanly Gardens of Memory with Rev. Delmar Johnson officiating. The family will receive friends at Stanly Funeral Home on Sunday evening from 6 until 8 PM.

Born February 23, 1928 in Stanly County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Springer and Florence Talbert Springer and was a former employee of Wiscassett Mills Co. and E.J. Snyder. She was a member of the Baptist Faith.

She is survived by her husband of over 68 years, Henry Osborne Jordan. Other survivors include sons Reggie Jordan and wife Barbara of Hagerstown, Maryland, Sherrill Jordan and wife Sandra of Oakboro, and Ricky Jordan of Albemarle, brothers Roy Springer and Welton Springer of Albemarle, and sister Blanche Chandler of Albemarle , 6 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.