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Brenda Kay Barbee Blake
Brenda Kay Barbee Blake, 70 years of age, of Concord, passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at Tucker Hospice House in Kannapolis.

Brenda was born on December 8, 1944 to the late H.M. Barbee and the late Grace Eudy Barbee. She was also preceded in death by her brother Newell Barbee and wife Frances Barbee; brother Robert Floyd Barbee and wife Betty Pope Barbee; as well as her brother in law Donald Mullis. She is survived by her sister Doris Mullis, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was a member of Oak Ridge Baptist Church her entire life. Brenda enjoyed putting puzzles together, and most of all she enjoyed spending time with her loving family.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to the Tucker Hospice House, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081 or the Oak Ridge Baptist Church Building Fund, 5340 Flowes Store Road, Concord, NC 28025.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Thursday, August 27, 2015, at Oak Ridge Baptist Church, 5340 Flowes Store Road, Concord, NC 28025. The funeral service will follow at 3:00 pm at Oak Ridge Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Rob Eller and Rev. Jimmy Hall. Burial will take place in the church cemetery.

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


Walter Boyce Turner
Walter Boyce Turner, 85 years of age, of Albemarle, passed away Monday, August 24, 2015 at CMC-Union in Monroe.

Boyce was born October 26, 1929 in Stanly County to the late Homer Jackson Turner and the late Mamie Miranda Baucom Turner. He was also preceded in death by wife, Dorothy Greene Turner in 2003.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM, Friday, August 28, 2015 at Antioch Baptist Church, 6223 Love Mill Road, Monroe, NC 28110. The funeral service officiated by Rev. George Gouge and Rev. Joey Query will follow at 3:00 PM, Friday, August 28, 2015. Burial will be in the church cemetery with full military honors being conducted by the Stanly County DAV. At other times the family will receive friends at the home on Wyatt Road in Albemarle.

He is survived by his wife, Rachel Kepley Turner of Albemarle; daughters, Sheila Pierce and husband, Joseph, Amy Turner, and Monica Kiker and husband, Glen all of Stanfield; grandson, Clint Kiker; stepdaughter, Cheryl Bennett; stepsons, Daniel P. Collins and wife Patricia, and David Collins; seven step grandchildren; seven step great grandchildren; and one step great great- grandchild.

Boyce proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was a graduate of NC State with a degree in Animal Husbandry. He was a rural letter carrier and a farmer and an active church member of Antioch Baptist Church where he served as deacon and taught Sunday School most of his life.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church, 6223 Love Mill Rd., Monroe, NC 28110.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Turner family.

Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com


Francis Eugene Lentz
Francis Eugene Lentz, 66 years of age, of Concord, passed away Sunday, August 23, 2015 at First Assembly Living Center in Concord of natural causes.

Mr. Lentz was born January 17, 1949 in Concord, NC to the late Claude O. Lentz and Ruby Lentz. In addition to his parents, Mr. Lentz was preceded in death by sisters, Mary Alice Lentz and Rita M. Lentz, and brother, Paul O. Lentz.

Mr. Lentz was a lifelong member of St. James the Greater Catholic Church, Concord, NC. He participated in Special Olympics for many years. He enjoyed being a member of the Happy Faces group. Francis was an avid sports spectator. He liked all sports, especially the Atlanta Braves, Dallas Cowboys, and UNC Tarheels. Francis had a sense of humor, and a wonderful laugh. He loved everyone, and he will be missed by everyone who loved him.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 am - 11:00 am, Thursday, August 27, 2015 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord. The funeral service will be on Thursday at 11:00 am at Hartsell Funeral Home Chapel of Concord officiated by Father Jerome. Burial will follow at St. James The Greater Catholic Church Cemetery at 2323 Gold Hill Rd., Concord.

Mr. Lentz is survived by sisters, Anne E. Lentz and Catherine L. Efird, and brothers, George Edgar Lentz and wife Jane, James W. Lentz, Sr. and wife Frances Ann, John V. Lentz and wife Linda, and Phillip M. Lentz, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. James the Greater Catholic Church. The family would like to thank the staff at First Assembly Living Center for the care that was shown to their brother. Also, a special thanks to Dr. Laura Pons at Cabarrus Family Medicine for the interest and care shown to Mr. Lentz.

Hartsell Funeral Home is serving the Lentz family. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.hartsellfh.com


Willa Dean Shaw Lowder
Willa Dean Shaw Lowder, 88, of Albemarle passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2015 in the Tucker Hospice House, Kannapolis. Her funeral service will be 2 PM Saturday, August 29, 2015 in Salem United Methodist Church with Rev. Steve Combs and Rev. Jim Yow officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday evening at Stanly Funeral Home from 6 until 8 PM.

Born August 3, 1927 in Davidson County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Ollie Wade Shaw and Ora Florence Allred and was a retired seamstress. Mrs. Lowder was a member of Salem United Methodist Church where she was a member of Circle #2. She enjoyed quilting and sewing.

Mrs. Lowder is survived by her husband Lavaughn Lowder of the home. Other survivors include daughter Sharon Lavonne Lowder of Albemarle, son Michael Wren Lowder and wife Brenda of Johnson City, TN and grandson Matthew Wren Lowder. Mrs. Lowder was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.

The family requests that memorials be made to Salem United Methodist Church, 20987 NC Hwy 73, Albemarle, NC 28001 or to the Alzeheimers Association, Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Drive, #999, Charlotte, NC 28215-3220.


Frank Ivey Lambert, Sr
Mr. Frank Ivey Lambert, Sr., 90, of Albemarle, passed away Saturday, August 23, 2015 in the VA Hospital, Salisbury, NC. His funeral service will be 11 AM Saturday, August 29, 2015 in the Stanly Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Adam Hatley officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Memorial Park with Full Military Rites by the Stanly County DAV Ritual Team. The family will receive friends at Stanly Funeral Home from 9:30 until 10:30 prior to the hour of the service.

Born November 24, 1924 in Stanly County, NC, he was the son of the late David Arthur Lambert and Sallie Kimrey Lambert and was a graduate of Albemarle High School Class of 1942. Mr. Lambert attended the Merchant Marine Academy in Great Neck, NY. He sold Industrial Gas and Oil Burners and last retired from Superior Pipe of Charlotte as a sales and project engineer. Mr. Lambert was a veteran of the US Navy during WWII, serving in the European and Pacific Theatres. He was a member of West Albemarle Baptist Church.

Mr. Lambert was preceded in death by his wife Mary Bryant Macie Haire Lambert in 1998. Survivors include son Frank Ivey Lambert Jr. of Kannapolis and two grandsons Christopher Ivey Preslar of Albemarle and Samuel Preslar of Albemarle. Mr. Lambert was preceded in death by a son David Bryant Lambert and a daughter Susan Haire Lambert Monaghan as well as a brother John Birch Lambert.

The family requests that memorials be made to the American Heart Association, 222 S. Church St., #303,


Charles "Mick" Burnette
Charles "Mick" Burnette, 78 years of age, of Oakboro, passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at his residence.

Mick was born May 23, 1937 in Cabarrus County to the late Mike and Margie Sharon Burnette. He was also preceded in death by sister, Diane Bost.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland. Interment will be held at a later date at Salisbury National Cemetery.

Survivors include wife of 61 years, Doris Burnette of the home; daughters, Donna Burnette, and Pam Wiley and husband Chuck; son, Brian Burnette and wife Crissy; four grandchildren, Chase, Abby, Dylan, and Brandi; one great grandchild Dylan; and two twin brothers, Gary Burnett and Jerry Burnette.

Mick was a Vietnam veteran and a retired Master Sgt. with the United States Air Force and was also a retired U.S.D.A. Inspector for the state of North Carolina.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Stanly County, 960 North First Street, Albemarle, NC 28001.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Burnette family.

Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com


Frances Hatley
Frances Hatley, 89 years of age, of Albemarle, passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at Stanly Manor in Albemarle.

Frances was born August 31, 1925 in North Carolina to the late Ernest and Nola Campbell Pinion. She was also preceded in death by brother, Junior Pinion, sisters Janet Faye Pinion, Alma Walker and Vernie Mills

The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle. The funeral service will be on Saturday at 3:00 pm at Hartsell Funeral Home's Lefler Memorial Chapel in Albemarle officiated by Rev. Don Burleyson and Rev. Clinton Efird . Burial will follow at the Norwood Cemetery in Norwood.

Survivors include son, Billy Hatley of Albemarle, , niece/daughter, Debbie Huneycutt of Albemarle, three grandsons, Toby Hatley, Michael Hatley and Robert Hatley, six great grandchildren brother, Bobby and wife Linda Pinion of Fayetteville.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Stanly County

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Hatley family.


Marilyn JoAnne Ferris
Marilyn JoAnne Ferris, 82, of Pinebluff, NC passed away on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at Trinity Place in Albemarle. She had recently spent the last few months in Spring Arbor of Albemarle. Friends and family are invited to the service for JoAnne on Friday, August 28 at 4:00 p.m. at Hartsell Funeral Home in Albemarle. The family will greet and thank guests immediately following the service. Ms. Ferris was born on July 13, 1933 in Attica, Indiana to the late Carroll Lester Wallace and the late Nell Blythe Harris. Her entire childhood was spent living in Attica where her father owned and operated a grocery store and also served two terms as Mayor. Her mother worked as a school teacher and a homemaker. Her brother, Robert Lee Wallace, also preceded her in death. She is survived by her two loving children, son Michael Ferris of Albemarle and daughter Melissa Ferris of Houston, Texas, whom she loved both dearly. She is also survived by her very special grandson Evan and her daughter-in-law Marla, who were wonderful additions to her life and made her last few years a very special time for her. Growing up, JoAnne and her brother Robert performed in numerous USO shows in the Midwest entertaining the troops in the wartime effort. She lived many years in Long Beach, CA where she married Jack Ferris. She and her family later moved to Southern Pines, NC. JoAnne found a very satisfying late career by helping the elderly remain active and engaged while working as the Seniors Activities Coordinator for the Town of Aberdeen. Her greatest source of pride and joy was always her family and she loved them well. She was a great Grammie and mom. We will miss her terribly but know that she is in Heaven and free from any pain and we thank God for that.

Memorials may be made to Home of Hopes, 1816-B East Main Street, Albemarle, NC 28001, as serving the less fortunate and those in need was significant part of her childhood and family life. Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Ferris family.


Marilyn “JoAnne” Ferris
Marilyn “JoAnne” Ferris, 82, of Pinebluff, NC passed away on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at Trinity Place in Albemarle. She had recently spent the last few months in Spring Arbor of Albemarle. Friends and family are invited to the service for JoAnne on Friday, August 28 at 4:00 p.m. at Hartsell Funeral Home in Albemarle. The family will greet and thank guests immediately following the service.

Ms. Ferris was born on July 13, 1933 in Attica, Indiana to the late Carroll Lester Wallace and the late Nell Blythe Harris. Her entire childhood was spent living in Attica where her father owned and operated a grocery store and also served two terms as Mayor. Her mother worked as a school teacher and a homemaker. Her brother, Robert Lee Wallace, also preceded her in death. She is survived by her two loving children, son Michael Ferris of Albemarle and daughter Melissa Ferris of Houston, Texas, whom she loved both dearly. She is also survived by her very special grandson Evan and her daughter-in-law Marla, who were wonderful additions to her life and made her last few years a very special time for her. Growing up, JoAnne and her brother Robert performed in numerous USO shows in the Midwest entertaining the troops in the wartime effort. She lived many years in Long Beach, CA where she married Jack Ferris. She and her family later moved to Southern Pines, NC. JoAnne found a very satisfying late career by helping the elderly remain active and engaged while working as the Senior’s Activities Coordinator for the Town of Aberdeen. Her greatest source of pride and joy was always her family and she loved them well. She was a great Grammie and mom. We will miss her terribly but know that she is in Heaven and free from any pain and we thank God for that.

Memorials may be made to Home of Hopes, 1816-B East Main Street, Albemarle, NC 28001, as serving the less fortunate and those in need was significant part of her childhood and family life. Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Ferris family.


Lorene Williams Randle
Lorene Williams Randle, 83, of Polkton, passed away Tuesday August 25, 2015 at her home. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. The family will receive friends from 2:00-4:00PM on Saturday August 29, 2015 at the home of the late Lorene Randle, 125 Hough Road, Polkton, NC 28135.

Ms. Randle was born August 4, 1932 in Anson County to the late Arnold and Cassie Bailey Williams. She retired from Anson Community College and was a member of Rocky River Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Charles F. Randle, brothers and sisters Margaret W. Hare, Katherine Thomas, Ruby Costas, Kenneth, Grady and Gladys Williams.

She is survived by her daughters: Joyce R. Faulkner and husband Johnnie of Polkton, Karen Randle, and Sharon Randle and husband Tom, both of Greensboro, NC. Two grandchildren: Vincent and Caroline Russell, both of Greensboro. One sister-in-law Maureen Williams of Dover,FL. She is also survived by her loving companion, her cat, Boots.

Memorials to Rocky River Baptist Church 297 Rocky River Church Road, Polkton NC, 28135 and Hampton Allen Library, 120 S. Greene Street, Wadesboro NC, 28170


Larry David Mabry
Larry David Mabry, 70, of Norwood, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2015 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM, Sunday, August 30, 2015 at First United Methodist Church in Norwood. Rev. Doug Hochmuth will officiate and interment will follow in Norview Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:00PM until 8:00PM, Saturday evening, August 29, 2015 at Edwards Funeral Home in Norwood.


Robert Vest Childress III
Robert Vest Childress III, 45, of New London, passed away Friday, August 21, 2015 at his home. His service will be Saturday, August 29, 2015, 2 PM at Richfield Park with Rev. Barry Kemp officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at Richfield Park.

Born November 6, 1969 in Forsyth County, NC, he was the son of the late Robert Vest Childress II and Debbie Stewart of Winston Salem, NC. He formerly worked in the dietery department at Pfeiffer University. He also formerly worked at Hwy. 49 Sporting Goods in New London, NC.

Mr. Childress was married to Debbie Jean Melton Childress of the home. Other survivors include two sons: Zachary Childress of Lexington, NC and Justin Plowucha of Washington State; one step- son, Jacob N. Kearns of New London, NC; one daughter, Dominique Childress of Washington State; one step- daughter, Elizabeth M. Kearns of Richfield, NC; mother-in- law, Janet Gail Huneycutt of Richfield, NC; three brothers, Chris Childress of Winston Salem, NC, Timothy Davis of Villa Rica, GA and Kinsey Childress of Walnut Cove, NC; two sisters, Misty Childress of Winston Salem, NC and Linda Melton Jones of New London, NC; and a special niece, Raylin Shae Tucker of Albemarle, NC.


Clyde Norman Smith
Clyde Norman Smith, 82 years of age, of Concord, passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast in Concord.

Clyde was born March 17, 1933 in Cabarrus County to the late Lee R. Smith and the late Margaret Smith. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Smith Mullis.

A graveside service will be on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Concord.

Clyde retired from the United States Coast Guard after serving his country faithfully for many years.

Survivors include neighbors and good friends, Lori Earls- Cahoon and husband, Vernon J. Cahoon of Concord.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord is serving the Smith family.

Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com