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Frances Motley Gibson
Frances Motley Gibson, 74 years of age, of China Grove, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, December 17, 2014.

Frances was born August 22, 1940 to the late Joseph and Gena Motley. She was also preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert Gibson and her brother Joe Motley.

Those left to cherish her are her brother, Harry Motley and wife, Marty of Concord; four daughters, Ann Arnette of Kannapolis, Carla Phifer and husband, Max of China Grove, Alice Arnette and husband, Russell of China Grove, Bobbie Furr and husband, David of China Grove. She had nine grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, four nieces and a life time friend Betty Baker of Concord.

The family will receive friends from 1:00pm until 3:00pm, Saturday December 20, 2014 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord. The funeral service will follow at 3:00pm in Hartsell Funeral Home chapel, officiated by Rev. Buck Canup.

Hartsell Funeral Home is serving the Gibson family.

Online condolences may be made at

Junior Jefferson Harkey
Junior Jefferson Harkey, 88 years of age, of Concord, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014.

Mr. Harkey was born February 9, 1926 in Stanly County, North Carolina to the late Daniel Harkey and the late Dorabelle Burris Harkey. He was also preceded in death by his brothers Fred Harkey, Clinton Harkey and Theodore Harkey.

He proudly served in the United States Army from 1944 to 1946. Junior loved being with people and square dancing. He took his family camping and enjoyed spending time with them. Junior spent hours on the family farm plowing fields, planting corn and bailing hay. He was an avid NASCAR fan, and enjoyed listening to Atlanta Braves baseball games on the radio. Mr. Harkey loved his neighbors who were like family to him.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Friday, December 19, 2014 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord. The funeral service will be on Friday at 7:00 pm at Hartsell Funeral Home Chapel of Concord. Burial will take place at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 20 at the Carolina Memorial Park in Kannapolis.

Survivors include his daughter, Jill Harkey Gaither and husband Doug of Oriental, NC; son, Jeff Harkey and wife Lynn of China Grove, NC; brothers Grady Lee Harkey of Albemarle, NC, and Billy Joe Harkey of Virginia; sisters Beulah Sides of Mt. Pleasant, NC, Shirley Page of Stanfield, NC, and Yvonne Tucker of Florida; grandsons Jeffery Harkey, Jr. and wife Kristy of Concord, and Matthew Harkey and wife Brittany of China Grove, NC; as well as two great grandchildren Mina and Jefferson Harkey of Concord.

Hartsell Funeral Home is serving the Harkey family. Memories and condolences may be shared at

Yer Thor
Yer Thor, 54 years of age, of Albemarle, NC passed away Friday, December 12, 2014.

Yer was born January 24, 1960 in Laos to the late Youa Yia Thor and the late Soua Lor.

The family will receive friends from 4 pm until 8 pm on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle. Services will be held in Fresno, CA at a later date. At other times the family will be gathering at the home.

She is survived by her husband, Ker Vang of the home; sons, Lee Vang, Tony Vang, Meng Vang, Sheelone Vang; daughters, Pa Jay Vang, Douachi Vang; brother, Kee Thor; and eight grandchildren.

Yer was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She a strong and honest person who cared about others. She was a hard worker, and enjoyed gardening. Yer will be missed by all those who knew her.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Thor family.

Kaye Sarah Mullis
Kaye Sarah Mullis, 74 years of age, of Midland, passed away Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center in Charlotte.

Kaye was born August 4, 1940 in Cabarrus County to the late Nathaniel James McManus and the late Audrey Mae Love McManus. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Larry Gayle Mullis, and her son, Kent Mullis.

She was a member of Clearcreek Baptist Church in Mint Hill and worked at Wal- Mart as a department manager.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Arlington Baptist Church. The funeral service will follow on Saturday at 12:00 pm at Arlington Baptist Church in Mint Hill officiated by Rev. Rick Whittier. Burial will follow at the Sunset Memory Gardens at 8901 Lawyers Rd., Charlotte.

Survivors include son, Danny Mullis of Midland; four grandchildren and one great- grandchild; brother, Jim McManus of Midland; and sister, Jane Tuttle of Florence, SC.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Mullis family.

Norman L. Hearne
Norman L. Hearne of Carrington Place in Matthews, NC (formerly of Albemarle, NC) passed away December 17, 2014. His funeral service will be 12 Noon on Monday December 22, 2014 in the Stanly Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jeremy Holt officiating. Burial will follow in the Plyler Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Stanly Funeral Home from 10:30 until 11:30 prior to the funeral service.

Mr. Hearne was born in Stanly County, April 12, 1917 to the late Joel A. Hearne and Jennie Morgan Hearne. He retired from Collins and Aikman and was an avid gardener and loved to give friends and neighbors goods from his garden that he was always so proud of. He also loved working on lawnmowers for friends and neighbors.

He is survived by his loving wife of 75 years, Macie Lomax Hearne of Matthews, daughter Kay Gaddy of Matthews, Grandson and wife Todd and Gail Gaddy of Mint Hill and two great granddaughters, Amanda and Jennifer Gaddy also of Mint Hill, NC; one sister Edith H. Briggs of Gloucaster, VA.; two sisters- in-law, Marjorie Hearne of McLean, VA and Virginia Hearne of Carmichael, CA and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by brothers; Larry, Grady, Robert, John and Harold and one sister Novella Roberson. He was also predeceased by a special son-in-law Bill Gaddy.