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Vickie Ann Schreppel Honeycutt
Vickie Ann Schreppel Honeycutt, 61, born April 12th, 1955, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Vickie is survived by her beloved husband Tony Fred Honeycutt, daughter Marcia Lou Honeycutt Roseman and husband Chad and sister-in-law Linda Honeycutt Ramsey. She is also survived by her mother Mary Schreppel, father Roy Schreppel and two sisters Linda Springer and Mary Loy Blalock and half brother John Barbee Jr. Vickie was loved by all her family including four brothers-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by family members who loved her including her close sister Rita Hathcock.

Her family would like for Vickie to be remembered as an avid reader who mostly enjoyed Christian fiction and a Sunday School and Childrens Church teacher and spending time with her church family and children. Teaching them about God and the Bible was one of her greatest joys.

Vickie and her family would like to thank the staff at Forrest Oaks and Hospice of Stanly and the Uwharrie for providing heart felt care and support in our time of need. Visitation for Vickie Honeycutt will be at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care on Thursday from 6 until 8 PM. Her service will be in the Stanly Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, July 29, 2016 at 4 PM with Rev. Buster Greene and Ronnie Hathcock officiating.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Hospice of Stanly and the Uhwarrie, 960 N. First Street, Albemarle, NC 28001.

Virginia Louise Lulu Poplin Barringer
Virginia Louise Lulu Poplin Barringer, 87, of New London passed away July 26, 2016 in her home. Her funeral service will be 11 AM Friday July 29, 2016 in Highland Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Mike Madaris officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will greet friends following the service.

Born April 4, 1929 in Stanly County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Doc Poplin and Johnsie Foreman Poplin and was a receptionist at EJ Snyder for 25 years. Mrs. Barringer was a member of Highland Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband Lloyd Frank Chunk Barringer Sr. in 2006. Survivors include son Lloyd Barringer Jr. and wife Beverly of Rock Hill, SC, and grandchildren Katelyn Barringer and Lloyd Tripp Barringer III. A brother Charles Monroe Poplin preceded her in death.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Merry Widows of Highland Baptist Church PO Box 176, New London, NC 28127.

James Howard Bish, Sr.
James Howard Bish, Sr., 75, of Albemarle passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016 in Carolinas Healthcare System, Northeast. His funeral service will be 3 PM Thursday, July 28, 2016 in the Stanly Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kevin McCormac officiating. Burial will follow in the Palestine Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care from 12:30 until 2:30 on Thursday prior to the service. At other hours the family will gather at the home of Carol and James Smith, 43221 Danville Rd., New London.

Born June 15, 1941 in Lochgelly, WV, he was the son of King David Bish and Blanche Agnes Irvin Bish and was an auditor in the hotel industry. He attended Palestine United Methodist Church.

Survivors include son James Bish Jr., and wife Josie of Pleasanton TX, brother Curtis Bish and wife Edie of Conneaut, OH, sister Carol J. Smith and husband James of New London, grandchildren K.D. Bish and wife Irma of Laredo TX, Amanda Barbee and husband Randy of Albemarle, Jennifer Rabon and husband Justin of Richfield, and Destiny Bish of Albemarle, and 8 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by special nephew Ben Davis and a number of other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by daughter Janet Bish Eury, grandson Matthew Little, 2 brothers and 6 sisters.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America,

Annie Ruth Smith Kelley
Annie Ruth Smith Kelley, 93 years of age, of Albemarle, North Carolina, and more recently of Matthews, North Carolina, left a life she described as "wonderful" on July 26, 2016 and joined her beloved late husband Tom and her late son Tom, III. She leaves behind her five daughters; Anne, Sandy, Catherine, Ellen, and Beth, along with seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Born April 11, 1923, Annie Ruth wore many "hats": wife, mother, grandmother "GG", Blue Devil, Trustee, Booster, Chairwoman - with poise, confidence, and a commanding yet warm presence that was felt by everyone she met. After graduating from Duke University with a BS in Nursing, she became a civic leader in Albemarle and kept her focus on leaving the world better than she found it. Of all her community involvement and recognitions - the Stanly County Democratic Party, the Stanly Hospital Medical Auxiliary, the Albemarle Downtown Development Corporation and two awards of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, she was most proud of and devoted to her service to Stanly Community College, where she was the first Chair of the Board of Trustees and the first woman to hold such a position in North Carolina. The Kelley Building at Stanly Community College and the Annie Ruth Kelley Associate Degree in Nursing stand as lasting monuments to her dedication to the profession of nursing and her love of, and dedication to her hometown.

Few people, save the talented and dedicated teachers of the venerable profession of nursing, can share the gratification Annie Ruth felt and expressed when a student of the program hugged her and thanked her. Several of those students were privileged to care for her during her last days.

Annie Ruth, the daughter of the late Ernest Clyde and Eunice Cristobel Hoyle Smith was also predeceased by her husband, Thomas Francis Kelley, Jr. MD in 2005 and her son, Thomas Francis Kelley, III, MD in 2009. She is survived by her bro ther James Clyde Smith of Southport (Martha); daughters, Anne Harwood (Bill) of Badin, Sandy Johnson (Harry) of Charlotte, Catherine Earp (John) of Southern Pines; daughter in law, Kathryn Coughlin Kelley, MD of Charlotte; and her "children of the heart", Martha Morehead of Albemarle, and Jorge Moutous of Junin, Argentina. Annie Ruth loved her seven grandchildren, Anne Kelley Russell (Kurtis Price) of Charleston, SC, Beth Russell Saviers (Marshall) of Fayetteville, AR, Shepherd Russell, MD. (Amanda) of Little Rock, AR, Robert Carpenter (Shannon) of Southern Pines, Will Carpenter (Tiffany) of Seven Lakes, Harry Johnson IV (Kreth) of Raleigh, and Evelyn Kelley of Denver, CO; along with four great grandchildren.

The burial will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 10 AM at Fairview Memorial Park, 1425 E. Main St. followed by a memorial service, at 11:00 AM, at First Presbyterian Church in Albemarle, 126 W. North St. A reception with the family at the church will be held following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either The Stanly Community College Foundation, 141 College Drive, Albemarle, NC 28001, The Albemarle Downtown Development Corporation, 144 N 2nd St, Albemarle, NC 28001 or Stanly Memorial Hospital Foundation, 217 Yadkin Street, Albemarle, NC 28001.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Kelley family.

Online condolences may be made at

Barbara Ann Lambert
Barbara Ann Lambert, 77 years of age, of Locust, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Tucker Hospice House in Kannapolis.

Barbara was born October 22, 1938 in Stanly County to the late Lloyd Leonard Lambert and the late Estelle Parker Lambert. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Lambert in 2014; brother, Jim Lambert; and sister, Brenda Lambert.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Friday, July 29, 2016 at First Baptist Church of Locust, 320 South Central Avenue, Locust, NC. The funeral service, officiated by Rev. Dr. Tommy Ross and Rev. Ron Hunneycutt, will follow at 3:00 PM in the church sanctuary. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

She is survived by daughters, Tamara (Tony) Pope of Locust, and Corletta (Cardell) Barbee of Stanfield; son, Sidney (Kim) Lambert of Locust; ten grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Lloyd (Olivia) Lambert, Jr. of New London; and sisters, Carolyn (Davie) Burleso n of Albemarle, and Shelby (Gary) Burris of New London.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Stanly County, 960 N 1st., Albemarle, NC 28001.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Lambert family.

Online condolences may be made at

Harold Perry Story
Harold Perry Story, 87, of Mount Gilead, passed away Saturday afternoon, July 23, 2016 at Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, NC.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at Sharon Cemetery in Mount Gilead, NC. Rev. Chip McAuley will officiate with full military rites by the Mount Gilead VFW Post 10940. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Monday evening at Edwards Funeral Home in Mount Gilead.

Mr. Story was born April 7, 1929, to the late Joseph Alexander and Nannie Ingold Story. He was a member at Trinity Baptist Church in Norwood, NC He was a retired textile worker. He was very active in the VFW Post 10940, American Legion, and the Gideons. He loved to fish.

In addition to his parents he is predeceased by brothers: Carmie and Carson Story and sisters: Billie Jeffers, Mattie Hadley, and Leslie Stokes.

He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Carolyn Kelly Story of the home and one sister, Evelyn Poole, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Gideons International, VFW Post 10940, or Hickory Grove Pentecostal Church, 3885 Pekin Road Candor, NC.

Evelyn Ledbetter Helms
Evelyn Ledbetter Helms, 96 years of age, of Oakboro, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family.

Evelyn was born May 22, 1920 in Stanly County to the late William "Jackie" Schuylar Ledbetter and the late Susan Emaline Smith Ledbetter. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Charles Helms; son, Hugh Roger Helms; infant son, Jerry Wayne Helms; sisters, Mary Barbee, Odessa Brooks; and brothers, Alton, Alfred, Reece, and Bruce Ledbetter.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Saturday, July 30, 2016 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle. The funeral service will follow at 3:00 pm in Hartsell Funeral Home's Lefler Memorial Chapel, officiated by Elder Branan Hooven. The burial will be at Smith's Grove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Highway 138, Oakboro. At other times, the family will be gathering at her home.

She is survived by her daughter, Sue Greene and husband Earl of Oakbor o; four grandchildren, Scott Morgan of Oakboro, Amy Stegall and husband Tim of Oakboro, Russell Morgan and wife Amanda of Polkton, Jennifer Helms of Albemarle; three great-grandchildren, Spencer and Brock Morgan, Arianna Hartsell; and sister-in-law, Gladys Helms of Oakboro.

Evelyn was a devoted to her family. She was a true matriarch, who held her family together. Evelyn was a woman of strong faith and strength. She worked at Oakboro Cotton Mill, and retired from Stanly Knitting Mill. Evelyn attended Mineral Springs Baptist Church as a child until she got married. She later attended Smith's Grove Primitive Baptist Church as long as her health allowed. Evelyn loved flower and vegetable gardening.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Staci with Healthy at Home, and Bandi and Amanda with Hospice for their compassionate care.

Memorials may be made to Autism Speaks, Attn: Web Gift,1060 State Road, 2nd Floor, Princeton, NJ 08540, American Cancer Society, 1901 Brunswick Ave., Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28207, or Hospice of Stanly and the Uwharrie, 960 N. First St., Albemarle, NC 28001.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Helms family.

Kathryn Perry Tilley Hinkle
Kathryn Perry Tilley Hinkle, 89, of Badin, NC passed away early Sunday morning, July 24, 2016, in her home from complications of stroke. She was preceded in death by her parents Victor Otis Tilley and Maddie Estelle Perry Tilley, her 4 siblings, and her beloved husband Robert Cliff (Bob) Hinkle, Jr. Kathryn is survived by four children: Paul Robert (Karen) of Badin, NC; Perry Cliff (Elaine) of Durham, NC; Mark Otis (Rebecca) of Lexington, NC; and Nancy Ruth Hinkle Brouthers (Scott) of Cary, NC; seven grandchildren: Ginny Hinkle Gallina (Chris); Kathryn Ann Hinkle; Lainie Hinkle Huffman (Grant); Zoe Brouthers; Melody Brouthers Clement (Joel); Chase Brouthers; Will Hinkle; and three great-grandchildren: Ali Capel, Maddy Gallina, and Braxton Elliott.

Kathryn was born in Fuquay Springs (now Fuquay Varina), NC on July 13, 1927, and was Valedictorian of her class at Fuquay Springs High School. She graduated from Women's College (now UNCG). She met the love of her life wh ile working at NC State University; Kathy and Bob were married in 1949. They made their home in Badin, NC and enjoyed living there the rest of their lives, actively serving the community and their beloved Badin First Presbyterian Church, until illness intervened.

Kathryn will be remembered with great tenderness by her family. She was a lovely and loving, gentle, soft-spoken, intelligent, determined woman with a true servant's heart, who was always taking care of people in need. Her family wishes to express their deep gratitude to the kind caregivers who tended to their mother's every need over the last several years: Marie & Bobby, Carrie, Terri, Debra, Rhonnie, Lizzie, Amanda, Daphne, Janice, Jan, Courtney, Helena, Ruth, Meredith, Doug, Ruth Silsby, Rev. Dan Wray, and the staff at Hospice of Stanly & The Uwharrie.

A memorial service is scheduled for 4:00 PM on Saturday, July 31, 2016 at Badin First Presbyterian Church. The Reverend Dan Wray will officia te. The family will receive friends & family immediately following the service, in the Fellowship Building.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Badin First Presbyterian Church, (PO Box 776, Badin, NC 28009); Hospice of Stanly & the Uwharrie, (960 N. 1st Street, Albemarle, NC, 28001); any children’s home or children’s charity; or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Hartsell Funeral Home is serving the Hinkle family.

Frank M. Patterson, Jr.
Mr. Frank Monroe Patterson, Jr., 66, of Pageland, SC went to be with his Lord on Thursday, July 28, 2016 while surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Frank Monroe Patterson, Jr. was born on November 27, 1949 in Fayetteville, NC to the late Frank Monroe Patterson, Sr. and Isabel Tillinghast Patterson. While attending college at Western Carolina, he met and married his wife of 45 years, Frances Bland. He was a member of Zion United Methodist Church where he served on various committees. He was also an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. Frank started his career in education as a teacher in 1971. During this time he also coached basketball and football affectionately becoming known as Coach P. He then became Principal of the Junior High School in Pageland and later at Central High School where he led with both accountability and compassion. Mr. Patterson advanced to the District Office as the Assistant Superintendent of Operations, retiring after 40 years in education. Frank served on local and state committees during his tenure and played a vital role in shaping the lives of children in Chesterfield County. Mr. Patterson was highly regarded as a great educator and role model, impacting and influencing his students and colleagues. Frank was also a loving husband and dedicated father, instilling in his children the value of hard work and respect for others. An invaluable asset to his community, Mr. Patterson met no stranger and was gracious to each person he encountered. Known as Big Frank for his large personality and presence, Frank was a staple in the Pageland community and will surely be missed.

Mr. Frank is survived by his Wife of 45 years, Frances Patterson, Sons, Frank Monroe Patterson III Pat (Fernanda) of Miami Beach, FL and Clint Patterson (Holly) of Fort Mill, SC and his Brother, Jack Patterson (Ann) of Greensboro, NC.

The Celebration of Frank Patterson, Jr.s Life will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at Zion United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to Alzheimers Foundation of America, 322 Eight Ave. 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001 or Hospice of Ones Choice

Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, SC ( is handling the arrangements.