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Bobby James Burris
Mr. Bobby James Burris, age 84 of Albemarle, NC passed away Monday, March 27, 2017 at Stanly Manor Nursing Center, Albemarle, NC. His Memorial Service will be 3:00 PM Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the Stanly Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tab Whitley officiating. The family will have a Celebration of Life at the Rosebriar Restaurant on Thursday evening from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Mr. Burris was born on January 11, 1933 in Stanly County, NC to the late Brady Burris and Bessie Almond Burris Earnhardt and step-father Ernest Bud Earnhardt and was a retired employee of Wiscassett Mill Company. He was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church where he was a Deacon, Custodian, and former Sunday School Teacher. Mr. Burris was an avid golfer, loved fishing and Duke Basketball.

Mr. Burris was married to Bessie Poplin Burris of the home. Other survivors include three sons, James Alan Burris and wife Gail of New London, NC, Ricky Joe Burris and Jeffrey Lynn Burris both of Albemarle, NC; one half-brother, Mike Earnhardt of Albemarle, NC, and one half-sister, Faye Speights of Oakboro, NC, four grandchildren, Kimberly Caudle, Wesley Burris, Meredith Burris and Rikki Jo Burris, six great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

MEMORIALS: Lakeview Baptist Church Building Fund, 32496 Pennington Road, Albemarle, N.C. 28001

James Franklin Kluttz Sr.
James Franklin Kluttz Sr., 98 years of age, of Locust, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017 at Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast in Concord.

James was born March 15, 1919 in Stanly County to the late Joe Cletus Kluttz and the late Blanch Barnhardt Kluttz.

He was also preceded in death by wife, Kathleen Kluttz in 2015; and three siblings, Bill Kluttz, Roy Kluttz, and Rose Kluttz.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland. The funeral service will be on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Locust and will be officiated by Dr. Tommy Ross. Burial will follow at the First Baptist Cemetery.

Survivors include son, James Franklin (Cheryl) Kluttz, Jr. of Locust; brother, Myron (Annie) Kluttz of Oakboro; brother, Bud (Shirley) Kluttz of Oakboro; sister, Betty (Fetzer) Hartsell of Oakboro; sister, Ruby Thomas of Oakboro; four grandchildren, Jim (April) Kluttz, Jillian Kluttz, China Kluttz, and Tessa (Joseph) Ocana; and two great-grandchildren, Yago and Nico.

James was a WWII Pacific Theatre combat veteran and a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Locust for 67 years, and also a long-time member of the Turner-Barbeee VFW. He was also an expert gardener.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Locust, P. O. Box 159, 320 South Central Ave, Locust NC 28097; Turner-Barbee VFW, 1011 Meadow Creek Church Rd. Locust NC 28097.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Kluttz family.

Floyd Everette Cavin, Jr.
Floyd Everette Cavin, Jr., 82, of Albemarle passed away March 27, 2017 in his home. His funeral service will be 2 PM Thursday, March 30, 2017 in the Stanly Funeral Home Chapel with James Daniel Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in Stanly Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care on Wednesday evening from 6 until 8 PM.

Born December 5, 1934 in Rowan County, NC, he was the son of the late Floyd Everette Cavin Sr. and Abbie Wilhelm Cavin. Mr. Cavin was a retired truck driver with D & M Meat Packing in Albemarle. He was a veteran of the US Army and was a man of many talents. During his life he worked as an electrician and welder. Mr. Cavin loved to tinker and built his first Satellite system and also enjoyed being an Amateur Radio Operator.

Mr. Cavin was preceded in death by his wife Sara Cavin in 2012. Survivors include daughter Cathy Edwards of Albemarle, son David Scott Cavin of Murfreesboro, NC, brothers Bob Cavin of Aurora Colorado and Jim Cavin and wife Pat of Enochville, NC sisters Jane Culp of Enochville, NC and Frankie Cavin of Enochville, NC, grandchildren James Daniel Edwards and Virginia Dean Gulledge, 3 great-grandchildren, step children Mark Thompson of Charlotte, Michelle Brown of Charlotte, and Theresa Thompson of Albemarle, 2 step grandchildren, and 1 step-great-grandchild.

Lois Lee Tiny Blalock
Lois Lee Tiny Blalock, 92, of Norwood, passed away Wednesday morning, March 29, 2017 at CHS-Stanly.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00PM, Friday, March 31, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church in Norwood. Rev. Julie Hill will officiate and interment will follow in Norwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends, one hour prior to the service in the church fellowship hall.

Mrs. Blalock was born November 19, 1924 in Stanly County to the late Richmond Paul Lee and Bertha Mae Odell Lee. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church. Tiny enjoyed cooking and always made sure that there was something prepared that everyone liked. Family was very important to Tiny and could be seen by her commitment to them.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Craig Blalock; sons, Jeffrey Allison Rummage and Charlie Preston Rummage.

She is survived by sons, E. Harding Rummage, Jr. (Wanda) and R. Vaughn Rummage (Sharon,) daughter, Bonita Smith (Marvin); daughter in law, Elizabeth M. Libby Rummage; sisters, Bonnie L. Blalock and Connie L. Simmons all of Norwood; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to: First Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 596, Norwood, NC 28128

Jacqueline "Jackie" Love
Jacqueline "Jackie" Love, 81 years of age, of Midland, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017 at her home.

Jackie was born February 20, 1936 in Stanly County to the late Jesse Brown Osborne and the late Nonnie Fields Osborne.

The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Friday, March 31, 2017 at Carolina Presbyterian Church, 406 Renee Ford Road, Locust. The funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary and will be officiated by Rev. David Yoran. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Thomas Malcolm Love of Midland; daughter, Tena (Jeff) Love Eudy of Midland; daughter, Bonnie Love Basinger of Charlotte; son, Phillip (Vicki) Love of Midland; son, Michael Love of Monroe; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Carolina Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 369, Locust NC 28097; or American Heart Association at

Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Love family.

Bobbie Lou Crotts Rosser
Bobbie Lou Crotts Rosser, 91 years of age, of New London, went home to be with her Lord,Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Mountain Vista Health Park in Denton.

Mrs. Rosser was born August 27, 1925 to the late Ollie Crotts.In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband William Fredrick Rosser of Miami, Fl.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Community Full Gospel Church, 12547 US 52 South, Norwood, officiated by Rev. Mike Lisk and Rev. Terri Cook.

Survivors include: daughter, Susan Cutshall and husband Bill; son, Chris Rosser and wife Jill; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Hartsell Funeral Home Albemarle is serving the Rosser family.

Online condolences may be made at

Robert Cleveland Shaver
Robert Cleveland Shaver, 68, of Albemarle, NC passed away Sunday March 19, 2017 in his home. His funeral service will be at 4 PM Friday March 24 at Coyle Baptist Church in Stanfield, NC with Rev. Franklin Sanders officiating.

The family will receive friends from 2 PM until 4 PM at the church. The burial will follow the service in the church cemetery.

Born April 6, 1948 in Stanly County, he was the son of the late Worth McKenzie Shaver and Martha Sue Barringer Shaver.

Robert was a member of Coyle Baptist Church and loved listening and singing gospel music. He enjoyed going out walking and most would recognize him as Elvis.

Mr. Shaver is survived by his daughters Sherry Blalock and husband Al, Tracie Sanders and husband David, son Robert C. Shaver, Jr. and wife Holly all of Albemarle. Other survivors include one brother Glenn McKenzie Shaver of Jacksonville, FL, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care to the Robert Shaver account at P.O. Box 207 Albemarle, NC 28002.

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.