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Merlyne Shows Blansett
Merlyne Shows Blansett, 92 years of age, of Midland, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at her home.

Mrs. Blansett was born March 21, 1922 in Louisiana. She was the last of nine children that were born to the late William Hardy Shows and the late Ida Lavenie Rasberry Shows. She was also preceded in death by husband of 68 years, Marion Green Blansett on December 24, 2013; her son, Thomas Blansett; four brothers; and four sisters.

The family will receive friends from 6 pm until 8 pm on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland. The graveside service will be on Friday at 3 pm at First Baptist Church Cemetery in Locust officiated by Rev. Dr. Kinney Wallace.

She is survived by her daughter, Kathy Harker of Midland; Grandchildren, Terrie Murphy of Concord and Alan Harker and wife Heather of China Grove; and five great-grandchildren.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Blansett family

Vance Almond
Mr.Vance Almond, 70 years of age, of Mt Pleasant, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014 at his home.

Vance was born May 1, 1943 in Cabarrus County to the late Loyd Pierson Almond and the late Bessie Mae Furr Almond. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Ray Almond.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Hartsell Funeral Home in Albemarle. The funeral service, officiated by Rev. Jacqueline Tookey and Rev. Mike McClellan, will be at 3:00 PM, Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Salem United Methodist Church, 20987 Hwy 73, Albemarle, NC. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

A loyal and loving husband and father, his grandchildren were a great source of joy and a large part of his life. He was skilled with his hands, working 45 years for Moss Supply in Charlotte, NC, and he spent his free time woodworking and gardening at his home in Mt. Pleasant. He loved racing, traveling, and volunteering his time with the Millingport VFD and his church.

He is survived by wife, Linda Shoe Almond of Mount Pleasant; two sons, Ronald Almond and wife, Kathy of Denver, NC, and Jeff Almond and wife, Shawn of Mooresville; grandson, Tanner Almond and wife, Lindsay of Charlotte; three granddaughters, Meredith Almond of Atlanta, GA, and Natalie and Alexa Almond of Mooresville; two sisters, Hilda Ritchie and Vickie Harris.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Salem United Methodist Church, 20987 Hwy 73, Albemarle, NC 28001; or Millingport VFD, 32521 Millingport Rd, New London, NC 28127.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Almond family.

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Christine Davis Owens
Christine Davis Owens of Albemarle passed away Monday April 14, 2014 in her home. Her memorial service will be at 11 AM Saturday April 19, 2014 in the Stanly Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ron Honeycutt officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the Funeral Home.

Mrs. Owens was a native of Lakewood, OH and was married to the late John Holland Alwyn Owens. She is survived by brothers William Davis and wife Jan of Lakewood, OH, and David Davis of Lakewood, OH; stepdaughters Carole Machnics and husband Kevin of Lake Villa, IL, and Kylie Hoang and husband Anthony of Pewaukee, WI, and grandchildren Kelsey and Logan Machnics, and Jackson and Jaeger Hoang.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Hospice of Stanly County, 960 N First St., Albemarle, NC 28001 or online at

Robbin Gaskey Stamey
Robbin Gaskey Stamey, 51 years of age, of New London, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014 at Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast in Concord.

Robbin was born July 31, 1962 in Cleveland County to the late Willard Douglas Gaskey and the late Ruby Merrill Weaver Gaskey.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Friday, April 18, 2014 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle. The funeral service officiated by Rev. Derald Smith will be at 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Chandler's Grove United Methodist Church, 2535 Blaine Road, New London. Robbin will lie in state one hour prior to the service from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at the Cleveland Memorial Park at 1225 College Avenue, Shelby, NC at 3:00 PM.

She is survived by her husband, Vincent Ray Stamey of New London; son, Patrick Stamey and daughter, Jenna Stamey of the home; mother in law, Joyce Stamey of Shelby; two sisters in law, Vickie Hamrick, of Shelby, and Vonda Adams of Mt. Pleasant, SC.

Robbin was employed as an RN at Albemarle Correctional Center. Her prior employment included Wake Medical Center and Cleveland Memorial Hospital. Robbin's greatest love was her family. She will long be remembered as a loving and caring wife, mother, and friend.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Avenue #5, Norwalk, CT 06851.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Stamey family.

Jimmie Wayne Troublefield
Jimmie Wayne Troublefield, 54, of Stanfield, N.C. went home to be with his Savior on Sunday April 13, 2014 in his home. His Celebration of Life service will take place at his home, 3150 White Oak Drive, Stanfield, N.C. on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Brian Burris officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 6:30 until 8:30 PM at Stanly Funeral Home.

Born October 3, 1959 in Stanly County, NC, he was the son of the late Jimmie Dan Troublefield and Marie Coble Cook. He was a graduate of West Stanly High School and an employee of Simpson Electric Company, Indian Trail, N.C. and a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church, Charlotte, N.C. Mr. Troublefield loved his God first, his children; Jared and Morgan, his friend Marge and his lap dog Max. He also enjoyed going to church, reading his Bible, going fishing, trips to Morrow Mountain and spending time with his family.

He is survived by a son Jared S. Troublefield of Locust, N.C., a daughter Morgan N. Troublefield of Oakboro, N.C., a brother Mark J. Troublefield and three sisters: Kathy T. Goodman, Melissa A. Turner and Shonda G. Ross all of Albemarle, N.C. and a very special friend Marge Plyler of Stanfield, N.C. He was also preceded in death by two brothers Michael D. Troublefield and Joseph Joe- Joe Turner.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Stanly Funeral Home, Inc., P.O. Box 207, Albemarle, N.C. 28002 for the services of Jimmie W. Troublefield. The family would also like to thank Hospice of Stanly County.