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Ralph Seymour Eudy
Ralph Seymour Eudy, 82 years of age, of Albemarle, passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast in Concord.

Ralph was born May 14, 1932 in Stanly County to the late Grover Cleveland Eudy and the late Alice Rosanna Burris Eudy. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, James, Fred, and Dewell Eudy.

There will be a celebration of his life from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, March 2, 2015 at the Rosebriar Restaurant. The funeral service will be at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, officiated by Dr. Wayne Bennett and Rev. Ken McRae. The burial will be at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall. At other times the family will be gathering at the home.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Carolyn Barbee Eudy of the home; daughter, Karen Christy and husband Scotty of Albemarle; grandsons, Jordan and Kobe Christy; brother, Claude Eudy and wife Ruby of New London; sisters, Ruth Smith of Mt. Gilead, Nellie Hearne of Albemarle, Mildred McRae and husband Shorty of Mt. Gilead, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ralph honorably served his country in the United States Army, and was a self-employed contractor. He was a faithful member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. He loved his church and his Men's Fellowship Class.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church c/o Building Fund or Old Cemetery Fund, 17236 Frog Pond Road, Oakboro, NC 28129.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Eudy family.

Louise Deaton Kennedy
Louise Deaton Kennedy 79 of Mt. Gilead died Saturday Evening, February 28, 2015 at Forrest Oakes Healthcare in Albemarle.

Funeral Services will be held at 3:00PM Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at Hamer Creek Baptist Church in Mt. Gilead. Rev. Steven Cline and Rev. Alex Willoughby will officiate and entombment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Mrs. Kennedy was born March 2, 1935 in Montgomery County to the late Ivey and Maybelle Bellamy Deaton. She was a retiree of Evans Rest Home and a member of Hamer Creek Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Leighton Kennedy and a daughter Wanda Sue Kennedy.

She is survived by her daughters, Debbie Greene and Elaine Dorsett and husband Charles all of Mt. Gilead. One sister, Diane Gebhardt of Greensboro. Four Grandchildren, Cathy Little, Charles Greene, Chad Dorsett and Sarah Watson. Nine Great- Grandchildren, Courtney and Nickolas Little, Kayla and Hannah Hall, Gwyneth and Charli Elizabeth Greene, Savannah Grace and Skye Watson and Bailey Dorsett.

Kathy L. Baumgardner
Kathy L. Baumgardner, loving wife of Stanley L. Baumgardner; mother of John, Scott, and Rudolf, passed away surrounded by her family on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at her home in Concord, NC.

Mrs. Baumgardner was born August 21, 1943 in Cleveland, OH to the late Louis "Frank" Bruno and the late Emma Bruno.

In addition to her husband and children, she is also survived by her sister Ginny and her brother Gino.

Memorial donations may be made to your local Salvation Army. Memories and condolences may be shared at

Cecil Melton Troutman
Cecil Melton Troutman, 58 years of age, of Concord passed away Friday, February 27, 2015 at his residence.

Cecil was born March 1, 1956 in Cabarrus County N.C. He was preceded in death by his father Carl Collins Troutman

The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Thursday, March 5, 2015 at Arlington Baptist Church, 9801 Arlington Church Road in Charlotte. The funeral service will be at 3:00 pm, Thursday, March 5, 2015 at Arlington Baptist Church officiated by Senior Pastor Rev. Steve Gandy and Rev. Rick Whittier. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Survivors include mother, Blanche Troutman of Midland; his twin brother, Charles and wife Lu-Anne Troutman of Harrisburg; and a number of other family members.

Cecil was a Senior FPO Business Analyst for over 33 years with Duke Energy. He was a member of Arlington Baptist Church where he had served as Church Treasurer for over 30 years and was involved in mission work in Honduras, Romania and the United States; served as a Deacon, Sunday School Teacher and worked with the youth of the church for many years. Cecil worked with local shelters to help minister and serve homeless families.

Memorials may be made to Jeff Andler Ministries, 7410 Applecreek Drive, Charlotte NC 28227 or to Arlington Baptist Church Building Fund or Quilt Ministries, 9801 Arlington Church Road, Charlotte NC 28227

Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Troutman family.

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