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James Louis Talbert
James Louis Talbert, 71, of Albemarle, surrounded by his loving family, passed away Sunday afternoon, May 24, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM, Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel. Rev Clinton Efird will officiate and burial will follow at Whitecrest Baptist Church. The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Talbert was born September 25, 1943 in Montgomery County to the late James and Flora Elizabeth Morris Talbert. He was a painter and a member of Whitecrest Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by four brothers and three sisters.

He is survived by his wife Judy Diane Pennington Talbert of the home. Two sons: Terry Talbert (Davina) of Albemarle, and Jamie Talbert (Melissa) of Norwood. Three daughters: Cindy Burton of Albemarle, Carolyn Johnson (Roy) of Salisbury, and Debbie Bumgarner (Rangie) of Rockwell. Three brothers: Lonnie, Bobby, and Larry Talbert all of Albemarle. 13 grandchildren: Brandon, Michael, Derek, Josh, Justin, Tyler, Dylan, David, Matt, Jacob, Jared, Ava, Destiny, and 8 great- grandchildren.


Joyce Ann Huneycutt Helms
Joyce Ann Huneycutt Helms, 77, of Albemarle passed away on May 26, 2015 in Forest Oaks Nursing Center. Her funeral service will be 2 PM Thursday, May 28, 2015 in the Stanly Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Lindsey officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Stanly Funeral Home from 12 Noon until 1:30 PM prior to hour of the funeral service.

Born May 15, 1938 in Stanly County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Hubert Worth Huneycutt and Rellie Eudy Huneycutt. Mrs. Helms formerly worked as a nursing assistant. She was a member of Poplins Grove Baptist Church.

Mrs. Helms is survived by her husband Stanley Hugh Helms, son Randy Hugh Helms and wife Brenda of Albemarle, brother Gene Worth Huneycutt and wife Barbara of Graham, NC, 3 grandchildren and 3 great- grandchildren. A son Ricky Gene Helms preceded her in death in 2003.


Roger Lentz Taylor
Roger Lentz Taylor, 73 years of age, of Albemarle, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at his home with his family by his side.

Roger was born August 18, 1941 in Stanly County to the late Thea Lentz Taylor and Pallie Nadine Bowers Taylor of Albemarle.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle. The funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Friday, May 29, 2015 at Hartsell Funeral Home's Lefler Memorial Chapel, with Rev. Joe Smith and Rev. Ron Honeycutt officiating. The burial will follow at Fairview Memorial Park. At other times the family will be meeting at the home.

In addition to his mother, Pallie Nadine Bowers Taylor, he is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Hazel Louise Burgess Taylor of the home; son, Rodney Lentz Taylor and wife Kelly of Albemarle; grandchildren, Christopher Lentz Taylor and wife Amber of Norwood, and Christian Taylor of Albemarle; great- grandchildren, Chastity, Harmony, Dalton, Keely, Cayden; brother, Jimmy Wayne Taylor and wife Judith of Charlotte; special family friends, James Plowman and Bobby Johnson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Roger retired after 31 years of service from Lance, Inc. as truck driver, and later went to work at Lowe's.

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

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Taylor family.


Patti Lee Cook
Patti Lee Cook, 62 years of age, of Concord, passed peacefully in the arms of her loving husband at their home on May 26 after a eight year struggle with cancer.

Patti was born March 14, 1953 in Illinois to the late Glen and Wilma Lee of Sugarland TX. She was preceded in death by her sister Vicki Ann Moreau of Marietta GA.

Survivors include husband, James A. Cook of Concord, NC; one niece, Kristin Smith of Dallas GA and her children Kylee and Dylan Whitinger.

Jim and family will greet friends from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Friday, May 29, 2015 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord. A graveside service will follow at Onstott Cemetery in Xenia, Illinois on Monday, June 1, 2015.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice and Pallative Care of Cabarrus County.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord is serving the Cook family.

Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com


Nancy N. Laughlin
Nancy N. Laughlin, 73, of Richfield passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015 in her home. Her memorial service will be 4 PM Saturday, May 30, 2015 in Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Richfield.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, PO Box 86, Richfield, NC 28137 or to Hospice of Stanly County, 960 N. First St., Albemarle, NC 28001.


Perry Elmore Plummer
Perry Elmore Plummer, 73, of Midland, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015 at CMC Main in Charlotte, N.C. His funeral will be at 3 PM Sunday, May 31, 2015 at Howell Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Pinkley officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 3 PM at the church. The burial will take place in the church cemetery following the service with full military honors by the Stanly County DAV.

Perry was born on September 1, 1941 in Cabarrus County to the late Joseph Clarence Plummer and Maude Cavin Plummer. He was a retired truck driver with FedEx Freight and was a veteran of the US Army serving in Vietnam.

Perry is married to the living Marie Louise Starnes Plummer of the home. He is preceded in death by two brothers, Larry and Darrell Plummer. Other survivors include one son, Terry Plummer and wife Beverly of Midland, 3 brothers Jerry Plummer and wife Carol of New Smyrna Beach, FL, Ricky Plummer and wife Bert of Belmont, and Doug Plummer of Charlotte; one sister Cleo Stegin of Brunswick, GA; and one grandson, Ryeln Plummer.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Howell Baptist Church, 3800 Baptist Lane, Concord, N.C. 28025


Tony AC Walter
Tony AC Walter, 90 years of age, of Concord, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at Carolina's Medical Center-NorthEast in Concord.

Tony was born April 18, 1925 in Cabarrus County to the late Author Columbus Walter and the late Daisy Tucker Walter. He was also preceded in death by wife of 63 years, Clara Morgan Walter; two brothers, Frank Walter, and Otha Walter; six sisters, Ruby Krimminger, Breecie Talley, Dora Talley, Belle Dixon, Florence Talley, and Hazel Owens.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Friday, May 29, 2015 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord. The funeral service will be Saturday at 11:00 am at Cold Springs United Methodist Church in Concord and will be officiated by Rev. Mary Hatley, Rev. Leon Hawks, and Rev. Dr. Tony Bell. Burial will follow at Cold Springs United Methodist Cemetery at 2550 Cold Springs Road, Concord.

Tony served his country during WWII in the US Army. Tony was a member of Cold Springs UMC, the United Methodist Men, the Concord Moose Lodge #404, and The American Legion. He retired in 1990 after 46 years at Fieldcrest Cannon.

Survivors include two sons, Tony Wayne (Rita) Walter of Concord, and Terry (Jackie) Walter of Concord; three grandchildren, Amy (Tiger) Measimer, Jeffrey (Carolina) Walter, and Aaron Walter; four great-grandchildren, Laura, Cameron, and Mackenzie Measimer, and Gael Walter, and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Cold Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 2550 Cold Spring Road, Concord, NC 28025.

Hartsell Funeral Home is serving the Walter family.

Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com


Paul Ronnie Goodman
Paul Ronnie Goodman, 64, formerly of Norwood, passed away, April 7, 2015.

A private family graveside service will be held at Norview Gardens. Rev. Delane Burris will officiate.

Ronnie was born October 8, 1950 in Cabarrus County to the late Paul and Virginia Fulham Goodman. He was a former employee of Aeroquip.

He is survived by his sister, Ann Goodman Bowers and husband, Tony of Norwood; nephew, Troy Bowers, nieces, Penny McConnell and Jennifer McSwain.


Glade Roscoe Barbee
Glade Roscoe Barbee, 92, of Norwood, surrounded by his loving family, passed away Thursday night, May 28, 2015 at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00PM, Sunday, May 31, 2015 at First Presbyterian Church, Norwood. Rev. Julie Hill and Rev. Fred Carpenter will officiate and interment will follow in Norview Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:30, Saturday evening at Edwards Funeral Home.

Mr. Barbee was born December 27, 1922 in Stanly County to the late Weaver Alexander and Elsie Whitley Barbee. He proudly served his country in the Merchant Marines in World War II. He was a retiree of Stanly Fixtures. He was an active member of First Presbyterian where he served as Deacon and Elder. Glade loved gardening and had planted his garden this spring.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Glade Lamar Barbee.

He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Dorothy Jean Ussery Barbee of the home; sons, Stuart Barbee and wife, Linda of Norwood and Tim Barbee and wife, Lynn of Morven; sisters, Gracie Carpenter and Betty Beachum both of Ansonville; grandchildren, Andrew Barbee, Allison Brooke Hatley and husband, Shane, Jake Barbee and Bethany Barbee; great- grandchildren, Dawson, Hayden and Hinley.

Memorials may be made to: Hospice of Stanly County, 960 North First Street, Albemarle, NC 28001 and/or First Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 596, Norwood, NC 28128.


Ruby Waisner Dick
Ruby Waisner Dick, of Albemarle passed away Friday, May 29, 2015 in CMC Northeast. Her funeral service will be 2 PM Monday June 1, 2015 in Oak Grove Baptist Church, Albemarle. Rev. Wayne Richardson and Rev. Reece English will officiate and burial will follow in Stanly Gardens of Memory. At other times the family will be at Mrs. Dicks home.

Born January 1, 1923 in Stanly County, NC, she was the daughter of the late William Thomas Waisner and Virginia Emma Bean Waisner and was retired from the Wiscassett Hosiery Mill. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and she loved gardening in her flower beds.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ray Y. Dick in 1997. Survivors include daughters Virginia Thompson and husband Ralph, Brenda Fesperman and husband Donny, and Kaye Cagle and husband Lanny all of Albemarle, sisters Ruth Floyd and Wilma Hatley both of Albemarle, grandchildren David Huneycutt and wife Amy of Houston, TX, Lynette Whitley and husband Perry of New London, Lisa Agner and husband Tommy of Salisbury, Cynthia Boysworth and husband Rick of Norwood, Michael Huneycutt and wife Tammy of Sherrills Ford and James Cagle and wife Star of Richfield, 11 great- grandchildren and 2 great- great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son H. C. Laton in 1991 and a daughter Mary Faye Laton in 2008.


Jack L. Goodman
Jack L. Goodman, 83 years of age, of Oakboro, passed away Friday, May 29, 2015, at his residence

Jack was born November 16, 1931 in Stanly County to the late Charles and Johnnie Goodman.

The family will receive friends from 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm, Monday, June 1, 2015, at Oakboro First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. The funeral service will follow in the church sanctuary on Monday at 4:00 pm, officiated by Dr. Terrell Watts. Burial will follow at the Oakboro Cemetery at North Main Street, Oakboro.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Bea Goodman; daughter, Renee Watkins (Bobby); son, Brian Goodman (Betty); daughter, Carol G. Kiker; daughter, Kimberly D. Goodman; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Jack was a loving husband, father and grandfather and was a kind and generous person to all. He was a member of Oakboro First Baptist Church and served in the United States Navy.

Memorials may be made to Oakboro First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 10, Oakboro N.C. 28129

The family will be at the home of daughter, Renee, for friends to visit.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Goodman family.

Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com


Windsor Lee Bill Shepherd Jr.,
Windsor Lee Bill Shepherd Jr., of Albemarle, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015 in Stanly Regional Medical Center. His funeral service will be 3 PM Sunday, May 31, 2015 in Sweet Home Baptist Church with Rev. Preston Young officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Stanly Funeral Home on Saturday evening from 6 until 8 PM.

Born June 12, 1935 in Stanly County, NC, he was the son of the late Windsor Lee Shepherd and Emma Tryphene Waisner Shepherd White and was a retired employee of Carolina Oil Company in Albemarle. He was a member of Sweet Home Baptist Church.

Mr. Shepherd is survived by his wife Margaret Almond Shepherd of the home, son Kenneth Ray Shepherd of Albemarle, daughters Judy Ann Shepherd of Albemarle and Shirley Shepherd Barringer of Albemarle, 5 grandchildren and 13 great- grandchildren.

The family requests that memorials be made to Community Home Care and Hospice of Troy, 120 N. Main St., Troy, NC 27371.


Ronald Keith Hatley
Ronald Keith Hatley, 71 years of age, of Albemarle, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at his home.

Ronald was born September 13, 1943 in Stanly County to the late Paul Green Hatley and the late Essie Fannie Burris Hatley. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Rayvon Hatley.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 pm on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. The memorial service will follow at 2:00 pm in the church sanctuary officiated by Rev. Dr. Wayne Bennett. The burial will be in the church cemetery.

He is survived by his daughters, Debra Hatley, and Donna Hatley, both of Pensacola, FL; son, Ron Hatley and wife Katie of Wake Forest; grandchildren, Samantha Hatley, Savannah Hatley, and Alexandra Hatley; brother, Dean Hatley and wife Debbie of Albemarle; sisters, Louise Lorch and husband Melvin, Julia Brooks, both of Oakboro, Wilma Thompson of Colorado, and Glenda Gilstrap of Albemarle.

Ronald served his country honorably as a Security Force Specialist and retired from the United States Air Force as a Technical Sergeant.

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

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Hatley family.

Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com


Scott Riley
Mr. Scott Riley, 82, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in his home. His memorial service will be 11:30 AM Monday, June 1, 2015 in the Stanly Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Delaine Burris officiating. The family will receive friends at Stanly Funeral Home from 10 AM until 11 AM prior to the service.

Born December 17, 1932 in Akron, Ohio, he was the son of the late Paul Riley and Lula Chipps Riley. He was educated in the Clarkesburg West Virginia Schools and was a retired police officer in Balitmore, Maryland. He attended Grace Baptist Church in Albemarle and was a veteran of the US Marine Corp having served in the Korean Conflict. He loved to fish and play golf.

Mr. Riley is survived by his wife Sandra Hill Riley of the home. Other survivors include sons Scott Riley, Jr. and wife Tricia of Nyack, NY, and Michael Riley and wife Michele of Sparks, MD, daughters Linda Carey and husband Emmett of Wading River, NY, Lisa Kingston and husband Clay of Springfield, TN, and Andrea Heighton and husband Doug of Springfield, TN, a brother Charles Riley and wife Judy of Ohio, 10 grandchildren and 3 great- grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church, 644 Edgemont Street, Albemarle, NC 28001.


Mary Jewel Lorch Medley
Mary Jewel Lorch Medley, 87 years of age, of Albemarle, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at her home.

Jewel was born September 16, 1927 in Stanly County to the late Matthew Lorch and the late Onnie Lowder Lorch. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, James Rejay Medley; daughter, Linda Hathcock; brother, Cecil Clay Lorch; sister, Bessie Lee Lorch; grandson, Terry Huneycutt; and two great-grandchildren, Alison and Derrick.

The family will receive friends from 11 am to 1 pm on Monday, June 1, 2015 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle. The funeral service will follow at 1 pm Monday in Hartsell Funeral Home's Lefler Memorial Chapel, officiated by Rev. Mark Mabry. The burial will be at Canton Baptist Church Cemetery, 24615 Endy Road, Albemarle. At other times the family will be gathering at the home of Billy and Susan Hathcock, 18900 Huneycutt Mill Rd., Albemarle.

She is survived by her daughters, Wanda Morton and husband Roger, and Freda Smith, both of Albemarle; son, Michael Medley and wife, Casandra of Keyser, WV; grandchildren, Todd Hathcock, Pamela Faulkner and husband David, Eric Morton and wife Tandy, Ricky Treece and wife Melissa, Mark Treece, Jerry Huneycutt, Felicia Owens and husband Jeremy, and Eveie Dancy and husband, Richard; eight great-grandchildren, Jamie, Adam, Melanie, Brandon, Jacob and Haley; sister, Helen Harwood and husband Ray of Albemarle, Jewel loved gardening, flowers, and crocheting.

Memorials may be made to NC Jaycee Burn Center, 101 Manning Drive, CB #7600, Chapel Hill, NC 27599- 7600.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Medley family.

Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com