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Patricia "Pat" Louise Honeycutt Burleson
Patricia "Pat" Louise Honeycutt Burleson , 70 years of age, of Albemarle, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015, at her daughter's home in Albemarle.

Pat was born January 31, 1945 in Clearwater, Florida to the late Julius Franklin Honeycutt and the late Helen Scott Flowers. She was also preceded in death by a son, Richard (Brian) Burleson.

Pat was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and worked in textile manufacturing.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 17236 Frog Pond Road, Oakboro. At other times, the family will be meeting at the home of her son, Jeff Burleson, 20547 Sam Road in Albemarle. The funeral service will be at 1:00 PM on Tuesday at the church, and will be officiated by Dr. Wayne Bennett. Burial will follow at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include sons, Jeff C. Burleson and wife Jill Burleson of Albemarle and Larry D. Burleson and special friend Cathy Burris of New London; daughter, Heather Burleson Lambert and husband Jerry Wayne Lambert, Jr. of Albemarle; grandchildren, Regina, Angie, Justin, Jordan, Ashley, Nikki, Jacob Burleson, Megan Burleson Mabry, Caleb Smith and Skylar Thompson; eleven great- grandchildren; sister, Lindsey Curtis of Mooresville; and brother, Don Brooks of Enochville.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Stanly County and The Uwharrie, 960 North First Street, Albemarle, NC 28001 or Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 17236 Frog Pond Road, Oakboro, NC 28129.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Burleson family.

Harold Michael Kendall
Harold Michael Kendall, 70, passed away Monday morning, March 23, 2015 at CMC Main in Charlotte, N.C. A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 30, 2015 at 2 PM in the Stanly Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bill Baldwin officiating.

Born November 14, 1944 he was the son of the late Harold Benton Kendall and Susan Nichols Kendall in Stanly County. He was a retired Highway Patrolman.

He was married to Judith Joanne Cook Kendall. Other survivors include one son, Michael Chadwick Kendall and wife Kathy of Chapel Hill, one daughter, Kristi Kendall Bradshaw and husband Craig of Albemarle, one brother, Joseph Linwood Kendall of Albemarle, one sister, Saundra Sparks of New London. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Adam Kendall, Taylor Owen, Madison Kendall, Kendall Owen, and Logan Bradshaw.

The family will receive friends following the service in the Stanly Funeral Home Chapel.

Joan Wiona Embertson
Joan Wiona Embertson, 78 years of age, of Locust, passed away Monday, March 30, 2015 at her home.

Joan was born March 14, 1937 in Massachusetts to the late Murrill Golden Adams and the late Mildred Cummins Sousa.

There will be a private family service. At other times the family will be gathering at the home of her daughter, Brenda Smith, 259 Town Center Drive in Locust.

She is survived by her daughters, Bonnie Daniel and husband Bruce of Harrisburg, and Brenda Smith of Locust; grandson, Matthew Daniel and wife Tiffany of Cramerton; granddaughter, Heather Earnhardt of Harrisburg; great-grandson, Mason Daniel; great-granddaughter, Taylor Earnhardt; brothers, Murrill G. Adams and wife Marilyn, John Adams, both of California; and sister, Marlene Romans of California.

Memorials may be made to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Attn: Donor Services, 4530 Park Rd., Suite 240, Charlotte, NC 28209.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Embertson family.

Harry Junior Clay
Harry Junior Clay, 97, died Saturday, March 28, 2015 at his home.

He was born in Cabarrus County on April 12, 1917 to the late Wherry M and Pearl Clay. In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters.

Mr. Clay served in the US Army during WWII from November 14, 1941 to June 29, 1945. He saw combat action in the South Pacific including Iwo Jima and Guadalcanal and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal and Bronze Star. Harry retired from Cannon Mills Plant 1 with 44 years of service. He then worked part time for 15 years at the Food Shelf.

Harry is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Christine Clay of Five Oaks Manor; daughter, Cathy Buck and husband David of Concord; granddaughter, Austin Determan and husband Randy of Harrisburg; grandson, Matthew Buck of Columbia, SC; great- grandson, Peyton Determan of Harrisburg; and brother, Bill Clay of Concord.

The family will receive friends at Roberta United Methodist Church from 2:00pm until 3:00pmon Tuesday, March 31, 2015, immediately followed by a graveside service at 3:00pm at Roberta United Methodist Church Cemetery on Cochran Road in Concord, with military honors.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Pruitt Health Hospice and his special caregivers Amanda Youngblood and Lori Thompson.

Memorials may be made to Roberta United Methodist Church, 3925 Cochran Rd. Concord, NC 28027.

Hartsell Funeral Home is serving the Clay family.

Rayvon Thomas Smith
Rayvon Thomas Smith, 82, of Norwood passed away, Sunday night, March 29, 2015 at his home.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00PM, Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at East Albemarle Church of God. Rev. Harry Harward and Dr. Brian Workman will officiate and burial will follow in Porter Community Cemetery with full military honors by the Stanly County DAV. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00, Tuesday evening, March 31, 2015 at Edwards Funeral Home.

Mr. Smith was born October 16, 1932 in Stanly County to the late Grover and Virginia Tucker Smith. He proudly served his country in the U S Air Force, Korean Conflict. He was a retiree of Collins & Aikman Corporation and was a member of East Albemarle Church of God.

Rayvon was an avid fisherman, many will remember seeing him pulling his boat headed to the lake .He was a friend to many, he especially enjoyed the company of his friends at the Community Table.

He is survived by his daughters, Darlene Hazelwood and husband, Terry of Lexington and Norma Coone and husband, Tony of Norwood; brother, Jay Smith and wife, Violet of Norwood; sisters, Barbara Whitley and husband, Don of Oakboro and Gail Morton of Norwood; three grandchildren and four great- grandchildren.