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Mary Herlocker Little
Mary Herlocker Little, 96 years of age, of Stanfield, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at her residence.

Mrs. Little was born August 23, 1920 to the late Jonah Herlocker and Ada Hatley Herlocker. She was preceded in death by her husband Zeb Price Little and her son, Phillip W. Little.

Mary was retired from Jackson Training School in Concord. She was a wonderful, loving mother, grandmother, and friend. Mary loved working in her yard and cooking for her family and sharing in their fellowship at her home. Everyone was always welcome. She was a devoted life long member of Loves Grove United Methodist Church in Stanfield.

She is survived by two sons, Zeb Douglas "Doug" Little and wife, Polly of Stanfield and Dan Alexander Little and wife, Marsha, of North Wilkesboro; six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Friday, April 28, 2017 at Love's Grove United Methodist Church, 4360 Polk Ford Road in Stanfield . The funeral service will follow at 3:00 pm in the church officiated by Rev. Jim White. Burial will follow the funeral service in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Loves Grove United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 276, Stanfield NC 28163.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Mary's caregivers, Jessica Kneeburg, Sherry Mills, Patricia Helms and Diane Kinsey.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Little family.

Patty Michelle Deaton
Patty Michelle Deaton, 61 years of age, of Oakboro, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at her home.

Mrs. Deaton was born February 25, 1956 in Stanly County to the late J.D. Gilmore and Alta Gilmore. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Alan Gilmore and grandson, Tanner P. Jernigan.

A memorial service will be held Friday, April 28, 2017 at Hill Street Church of God, 632 Hill Street, in Albemarle at 6:00 PM.

Survivors include husband, Larry Deaton of Oakboro: sons, Cody Blake (Lesa) Deaton, and Christopher Austin (Carol); daughter, Amanda Jernigan; and mother, Alta Gilmore.

Hartsell Funeral Home is serving the Deaton family.

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Jill Miller Allison
Mrs. Jill Miller Allison, age 64 of 2426 Gaffney Road, Boiling Springs, passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Born in Lincoln County on August 2, 1952, she was the last survivor of the three children of the late Rev. Glenn Allen Razz Miller and Ruth Hollis Miller. She also was preceded in death by her brother, Hollis Allen Miller, and her sister, Marillyn Miller Remeta. She was christened at Trinity Lutheran Church, Vale, and confirmed into the membership of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Salisbury, where she was president of Lutheran Youth and choir member as a teenager. She graduated from East Rowan High School in 1970 at the top of her class, and received a BS in Pharmacy from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1975. She worked full-time as a pharmacist for Eckerd Drugs for eight years and retired from health reasons after 25 years, part-time at Hardin's Drug, Forest City. On June 10, 1973, she married Doyne Allison of Boiling Springs, who survives her. Their daughter, Jennifer Robin, was born on December 8, 1984 and still lives in the family home. The couple first lived in Durham, Hillsborough, and Charlotte, moving to the family home in No. 1 Township in 1980. She loved Shakespeare plays, musical shows, college football, and the history and literature of the British Isles, as well as beach and mountain trips. In addition to her husband and daughter, other survivors include, her sister-in-law, Susan Gribble Miller of Concord; her brother-in-law, James Remeta of Fort Bragg, California; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Darrell and Renee Allison of Boiling Springs; niece Bethany A. Condrey, husband Eric, and children, Olivia and Mac of Boiling Springs; niece Bonnie Allison and son Cash Derrick of Boiling Springs; nephew Jeffrey Miller of Toluca Lake, CA; nephew, Jonathan Miller, wife LeeAnn, son Hollis and daughter Avery of Concord; and special friends, Kim France, Grace France, Patti Byars, Joanne and Douglas Pittman, and Paul Pittman. Eighteen first-cousins also survive.

A fellowship dinner will begin at 6:00 pm on Thursday, April 27th 2017 in the fellowship hall of Crestview Baptist Church, Shelby.

A Celebration of Life program will begin at approximately 6:45 pm with visitation to continue until 8:30 pm.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: the charity of your choice . Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family of Mrs. Allison.

Kenneth Wayne Coleman
Kenneth Wayne Coleman, 50 years of age, of Stanfield, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Carolinas HealthCare System Union in Monroe.

Wayne was born June 10, 1966 in Charleston, SC, to Kenneth Charles Coleman and Anne Hempton Thurston.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Berea Baptist Church in Stanfield. The funeral service will follow at 3:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary and will be officiated by Rev. Jody Wetta and Rev. Terry Seamon. Burial will follow in the Berea Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include daughter, Elana (Dustin Furr) Coleman of Stanfield; son, Chase Coleman of Stanfield; father, Ken (Sue) Coleman of Stanfield; mother, Anne (Dr. Thomas) Thurston of Salisbury; brother, Jeff (Connie) Coleman of Richburg, SC; brother, Kevin Coleman of Wasilla, AK; four grandchildren, Taryn, Kaylin, and Brayden Furr, and Houston Coleman; former wife and friend, Sherri Page of Midland.

Memorials may be made to Berea Baptist Church, c/o theYouth Ministry; P. O. Box 749, 100 Berea Baptist Church Road, Stanfield, NC 28163.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Coleman family.

Charles "Charlie" Henry Hough
Charles "Charlie" Henry Hough, 82 years of age, of Matthews, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2017 at Novant Health Matthews Medical Center in Matthews.

Charlie was born July 21, 1934 in Cabarrus County to the late Henry Washington Hough and the late Julia Lucille Hough. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Helen Ballard.

The family will hold a memorial celebration of his life at 5:00pm on Friday, July 21, 2017 at the home of his nephew and niece, Charles and Wanda Correll.

Survivors include wife, Peggy Williamson Hough of Matthews; son, Hank (Stacy) Hough, Jr. of Parker, CO; daughter, Dawn (Steve) Sebaugh of San Diego, CA; daughter, Heather (Steve) Stuart of Aurora, CO; daughter, Tricia (Jeff) Bost of Rockwell; daughter, Tiffany McIntyre of Kannapolis; sister, Doris Correll of Kannapolis; sister, Hazel Pinnix of Kannapolis; eight grandchildren; and one aunt, Lois Morris of Kannapolis.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord is serving the Hough family.