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Charlie Odell "C.O." Hill
Charlie Odell "C.O." Hill, 101, of Concord, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Tucker Hospice House in Kannapolis.

C.O. was born November 20, 1915 in Cabarrus County to the late Julius Bennett Hill and the late Esther Lola Dulin Hill. He was also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 44 years, Lizzie Mae Stirewalt Hill, who passed away in 1981; son, Bobby Hill; daughter, Peggy Almond; five sisters; three brothers; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord. The funeral service to celebrate his life will be at 3:00 pm on Friday, August 18, 2017 at Roberta Baptist Church, 3301 Roberta Rd., Concord, officiated by Pastor Steve Pennington. He will be put to rest in the church cemetery. At other times, the family will be gathering at the home of his daughter, Esther Hartsell.

He is survived by his sons, Charles Hill and wife Raundra, Howard Hill, Sr., both of Concord, Earl Hill and wife Paula of Salisbury, Dwight "Randy" Hill of Concord; daughters, Esther Hartsell and Betty Goforth, both of Concord; half-sister, Velma Biggers of Concord; 19 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 25 great great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

C.O. was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother. He loved his family, children, and neighbors. C.O. had an unwavering work ethic, running his dairy farm for 42 years. He loved farming, driving tractors, and milking his cows.

Memorials may be made to Roberta Baptist Church, 3301 Roberta Rd., Concord NC 28027.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord is serving the Hill family.

Online condolences may be made at

Bobby Silas Curlee
Bobby Silas Curlee, age 84, of Locust, passed away Monday, August 14, 2017 at home with family by his side.

Bobby was born October 14, 1932, son of the late Silas William and Ada Pearl Curlee. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Rev. Melvyn Curlee.

Bobby was a veteran of the United States Army. He had worked as a mechanic for Town & Country Ford, Charlotte and retired from Lum's Ford, Albemarle. Bobby was an active member of First Baptist Church of Locust for 62 years. He was a founding member of the Weavers Park Horseshoe Club. Bobby shared his love of cars with friends and family.

Survivors include beloved wife of 62 years, Willie Honeycutt Curlee; daughter, Janet C. Teeter (Michael); son, Edward Curlee (Susan); three grandchildren, Angela Smith (David), Amy McNeill (Gary) and Sarah Curlee; and six great-grandchildren, Justin Wiley (Courtney), Kolbie Hudson, Jason Smith, Korbin McNeill, Kinslie McNeill, Brittany Dennis (Dustin); and great great-grandson, Caleb Wiley.

A Celebration of Life will be held 7:00 p.m. Friday, August 18, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Locust, 320 S Central Avenue with Rev. Tommy Ross, Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service, 5:00- 7:00 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made in memory of Bobby Curlee to First Baptist Church of Locust or to Hospice of Cabarrus County.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Curlee family.

James "Mike" Michael Roberts
James "Mike" Michael Roberts, 58 years of age, of Locust, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Trinity Place in Albemarle, NC.

Mike was born March 6, 1959 in New Orleans to Betty and the late James H. Roberts

The Memorial service will be on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with a gathering immediately following until 5:00 pm.

Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Tina Marie Roberts of Locust, NC; a loving daughter and his caretaker, Jennifer Nichole Roberts; his loving son, Jimmy Roberts; and his mother, Betty Roberts.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Roberts family.

Layla Lynn Watkins
Layla Lynn Watkins died shortly after birth Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at CHS-Stanly.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00PM Friday, August 18, 2017 in Edwards Funeral Home Chapel in Norwood. Rev. David Shankle will officiate.

She is survived by her parents Christopher Benjamin Watkins and Jessica Lynn Harwood of Norwood. A sister, Miley Makalynn Watkins. Grandparents; Mary Ann Lowder of Albemarle, Robbie Watkins of West Middlesex, PA, Debbie Lynn Shaw and Arthur Lynn Morton of Norwood.

Vernon Collie Underwood
Vernon Collie Underwood, 92 years of age, of Albemarle, passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017 at his home.

Vernon was born April 27, 1925 in Stanly County, North Carolina to the late William Collie Underwood and Pearl Janette Harwood Underwood.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Greene Underwood and a brother, Marvin Underwood. Vernon served in the United States Army Air Corp in the South Pacific, during World War II.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 am - 11:00 am, Saturday, August 19, 2017 at St Martin Lutheran Church Efird Parlor. The funeral service will follow in the church sanctuary at 11:00 am officiated by Rev. John Petry. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his son, Don Underwood and wife Joan of Albemarle;daughter Susan Brooks and husband Danny of Stanfield;sister Lorene Scott of Albemarle; grandsons, Ben Underwood and wife Lauren of Locust, John Underwood and wife Kristen of Oakboro, Tim Brooks and wife Anna of Concord, Elliot Brooks and wife Kellyn of New London; nine great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Stanly and the Uwharrie, 960 N. First St. Albemarle NC 28001 or to St. Martin's Lutheran Church, 16592 St. Martin Rd. Albemarle, NC 28001

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Underwood family.

Online condolences may be made at

Vic Barberousse
Vic Barberousse, 70 years of age, of Shelby, passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Cleveland Regional Medical Center in Shelby.

Mr. Barberousse was born January 11, 1947 in Wilmington to the late Loris Victor Barberousse, Jr and the late Ovaline Faifax Barberousse.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM, Friday, August 18, 2017 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle. The memorial service will follow at 5:00 PM at Hartsell Funeral Home's Lefler Memorial Chapel officiated by Pastor Denny Gray.

Survivors include wife, Debbie Barberousse of Shelby; son, Vic Barberousse of West End; step son, Jace Auten and wife Angela of Polkville; grandsons, Jack Barberousse and Alex Auten, and granddaughter, Natalie Auten.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society P.O. Box 42040 Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or the American Heart Association 4217 Park Place Ct. Glen Allen, VA 23060

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Barberousse family.

Online condolences may be made at

Ronald Everette Butch Goins
Ronald Everette Butch Goins, 71, of Salisbury passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at the Laurels of Salisbury surrounded by his wife and five children.

Born June 5, 1946 in Thomasville, he was the son of the late Grover Wilson Goins and Annie Ruth Steed Goins and was raised in the home of Rufus and Mary Hiatt.

He was educated in the Thomasville schools and served in the Army National Guard.

Mr. Goins retired from Salisbury Machinery/Cooper Tire and previously was employed for General Electric.

He enjoyed a lifetime of woodworking/ building furniture for family members and loved antique cars.

Ronald never met a stranger and could talk about woodworking and antique cars for hours. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed. We joy in the fact that he is beside his Savior and those loved ones who passed before him. He is now made whole again in mind and body.

He was a member of Wyatts Grove Baptist Church and served as an usher.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Donald Goins, Michael Goins and Joe Goins and sisters, Barbara Fleming and Carole Adams.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Brenda Snead Goins whom he married Oct. 1, 1988; children, Randy Goins (Rachel) of Raleigh, Jamie Yoch (Doug) of Davidson, and Holly Kesler of Salisbury; bonus children, Wendy Shuping (George) of Mooresville and Melissa Valley (Troy) of Salisbury; brothers, Darrell Goins (Pam) of Trinity, Tim Goins (Brenda) and Richard Goins (Sherry) of Thomasville, Marvin Goins (Cathy) of Mt. Airy; sister, Mary Wanda Grainger (Jeff) of Thomasville; grandchildren, Willow Goins, Benjamin Rankin, Presley and Sydney Yoch, Olivia, Landyn and Anderson Kesler, Lillian and Scarlett Shuping, Madison Beaver (Jeremy) and Marc Valley; great-grandchildren, Brantley and Nova Beaver and Daxton Valley; sister-in-law, Starr Goins of Dublin, GA; brother-in-law, Jonathan Adams of Thomasville.

The family will receive friends from 11AM-12 Noon (Aug. 19) Saturday at the Summersett Funeral Home and at other times the family will be at the residence.

Funeral services will be conducted at 12 Noon Saturday at the Summersett Memorial Chapel with the Rev. David Jones, Minister of Wyatts Grove Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Rowan Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Living Center, 1416-A Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., Salisbury, NC 28144 or Wyatts Grove Baptist Church, 1810 Whitney Lane, Salisbury, NC 28146

Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Goins family. Online condolences may be made at

Travis William Huneycutt
Travis William Huneycutt, 26, of Albemarle passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. He was born January 31, 1991 in Stanly County to Tana Long Huneycutt and Dywayne Huneycutt.

A funeral service for Mr. Huneycutt will be held at 2:00PM on Friday, August 18 2017 in the Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care Chapel officiated by Pastor Clinton Efird. Burial will follow at Canton Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 6:00-8:00PM at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care.

Travis is survived by his wife Brandi McIntyre; son Dylan Wade Huneycutt; brother Daniel Huneycutt; sister Casey Huneycutt; grandparents Hoyle Long of Albemarle, Frances Huneycutt of Norwood, Linda and Jeff Johnson of Albemarle. He is preceded in death by his grandmother Mary Long.

Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care is serving the Huneycutt Family.

Roy Gene Barbee
Roy Gene Barbee, 79 years of age, of Stanfield, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at his residence in Stanfield.

Roy was born February 25, 1938 in Cabarrus County to the late Vernon James Barbee and Dallie Mae Burris Barbee.

He was also preceded in death by brothers, Lee J., Marvin, Afton, and Ray Barbee.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 am - 11:00 am, Friday, August 18, 2017 at Hartsell Funeral Home in Midland. The funeral service officiated by Rev. Dr. Darrell Nance will follow at 11:00 am in the Hartsell Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at 11:00 am, Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the Forest Lawn West Cemetery, 4601 Freedom Dr., Charlotte with military honors.

He is survived by his wife, Hazel Morgan Barbee of Stanfield; daughters, Trenna D. Buckman and husband, Tracy Gene, Juanita J. Barbee and husband, Steve, and Lori L. Dennis and husband, Steve; grandchildren, Tasha Houston, Lachet Tallman, Keisha Ollis, Bradley Ornellas, Jeremy Brinkley, Leyna Crane, and Brody Buckman; sisters, Lois Eudy, Ruth Austin, Verna Mae Layton, and Sadie Whitley; and ten great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Kinza Memorial Baptist Church, 4311 Love Mill Road, Stanfield, NC 28163.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Barbee family.

Online condolences may be made at

Stephen L. Sasser
Stephen L. Sasser, age 79 of Albemarle, NC passed away at his home on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. His service will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, August 22, 2017 in the First Baptist Church of Albemarle, NC with the Rev. Andy Jung and Rev. Russ Myers officiating. Burial will follow in the Stanly Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends at the Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care on Monday, Aug. 21, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Mr. Sasser was born on September 8, 1937 in Stanly County, NC to the late Bruce Benton Sasser and Nellie Talbert Sasser and a graduate of Albemarle High School and Wake Forest University with a BS degree in Political Science. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Albemarle where he served as a Deacon, Member of the Finance Committee, Member of Meals on Wheels of Stanly County, worked as a Habitat for Humanity Volunteer, former Albemarle Optimist Club member, and as former band player with the Josey Brown Combo. He was a veteran of the US Air Force later serving with the Air National Guard in Badin, NC

Mr. Sasser formerly worked with Southern Railway . He was in insurance sales with Integon of Winston-Salem, NC being president of his department. Later he worked with Triad Life Insurance Co. as an underwriter and retired from Liberty Life Insurance Company of Greeenville, S.C. as an underwriter.

He was married to Patricia Russell Sasser who survives of the home. Other survivors include one son, Mark R. Sasser and wife Deb of Greensboro, NC and grand dog Jenny, one sister, Gwen S. Hager and husband Fred of Holly Springs, NC and a number of nieces and nephews. A son, Christopher Sasser preceded him in death in 1999.

Memorials may be made to Community Home Care & Hospice, 1024 Albemarle Road, Suite 904, Troy, N.C. 27371 or First Baptist Church of Albemarle, 202 N. 2nd Street, Albemarle, N.C. 28001.

Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care of Albemarle is serving the Sasser family.

Angelene Roberta Martin Hayworth (Ann)
Angelene Roberta Martin Hayworth (Ann), age 85, passed away at Autumn Care of Salisbury on August 15, 2017 from complications resulting from her years-long battle with Alzheimers dementia.

Born October 25, 1931 in Yadkin, NC, Ann attended Yadkin Elementary and Spencer High schools. She was a daughter of the late Minnie Yarbrough Martin. Ann was a straight A student who loved school, but due to family circumstances, had to leave in the 10th grade and secure a job to support her mother. She worked as a soda jerk at Purcell Drug and as a cashier at A&P Grocery until her marriage to J Van Hayworth on July 15, 1961. Ann loved reading more than anything and especially was interested in history. She was a kind and gentle soul with a beautiful smile that endeared her to all who met her.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her sisters Mary "Frances" Quillman and Beatrice Smith.

Ann is survived by her husband of 56 years, J Van; daughter Sylvia Swisher (Kevin); and numerous nieces/nephews and grand-nieces/nephews. She was especially close to her first-born nephew, Mitchell Smith.

Per Anns request there will be no visitation or religious services. Instead her family is holding a Celebration of Life on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 2:00pm in the Messinger Room at the Rowan Museum. Family and friends are encouraged to come share their love and memories. Her ashes will be interred at Salisbury National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made in Ann's name to the Alzheimers Foundation ( or the Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher Street, Salisbury, NC 28144.

Summersett Funeral Home is assisting the family of Mrs. Hayworth. Online condolences may be made at