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Jackson M. Bane
Jackson M. Bane, 88, passed away May 12, 2018, at Glen A. Kiser Hospice House, Salisbury, NC. He was born in Pulaski, VA, to the late Mortimer G. and Naomi W. Bane. He was preceded in death by his brother, Ned Bane, Sr. Jack graduated from Pulaski High School, attended Tennessee Wesleyan College and National Business College, Roanoke, VA. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He owned and operated a retail store and rental business until he retired and moved to Albemarle, NC. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Albemarle NC.

Jack is survived by his wife of 57 years, Helen C. Bane, son, Eric and wife Tina, and grandson, Robert Bane of the Richmond, VA area; sister-in-law Elizabeth Bane of Richmond, VA and two nephews Ned, Jr. and James Bane.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 18, at 2 pm at Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care Chapel, Albemarle, NC with Dr. Andy Jung and Dr. Roger Thomas officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care. A private burial service will be held the following day in the Bane Cemetery, White Gate, VA.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 202 N Second St., Albemarle, NC 28001, Stanly County YMCA, 427 North First St., Albemarle, NC 28001.

Charles Richard Johnson
Charles Richard Johnson, 76, of Concord, NC passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast in Concord.

Richard was born April 16, 1942 in Macon, GA to the late Jesse Brady Johnson and the late Marie Louise McClung Johnson. He was also preceded in death by his wife Lula Jewell Johnson; as well as his brother Eric McClung Johnson.

Survivors include his son, Steven Johnson and his fiancée Kristy Smith of Harrisburg, NC; his sister Alicia Yates and husband Jerry; as well as his nephew Michael Yates and wife Amy.

Richard proudly served in the United States Naval Reserves. He was a civil engineer for Fluor Daniel Construction and also became a real estate agent serving the Cabarrus and Mecklenburg counties. Richard loved fishing and spending time with his beloved pets. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family. He will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

A graveside memorial service will be held at a later time at Kendricks Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery in Kingsport, TN.

Memorial donations in Richard's name may be made to the National Kidney Foundation.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord is serving the Johnson family. Memories and condolences may be shared at

Donations may be made to:
National Kidney Foundation, Inc
30 East 33rd Street, New York
NY 10016
Tel: 1-800-622-9010

Mary Dryer Kulpa
Mary Dryer Kulpa, 75, of Hilton Head, SC, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018 in Charlotte, NC.

Mrs. Kulpa was born in 1943 to the late Raymond and Rose Dryer in Wisconsin. Preceding her in death are her parents, her husband Zenon Kulpa, her brothers Daniel Dryer and William Dryer, and her sister Barbara Schlieve. Mary enjoyed traveling with her husband and her family. One of her greatest joys was spending time with her Granddaughter.

A service for Mary will be held at a future date TBD in Wisconsin. The family asks that in lieu of flowers that a donation be made to the charity of your choice in her memory.

Survivors include her son, Daniel Kulpa; daughter, Jennifer Kennedy and her husband John; her granddaughter Evelyn Kennedy; her sister Kay Peakovic; and her brother Greg Dryer.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Harrisburg is serving the Kulpa family.

J. (James) David Honeycutt
Mr. J. (James) David Honeycutt, 85, of Albemarle, NC but recently residing at Carillon Assisted Living of Salisbury, NC, passed away Tuesday morning, May 15, 2018 at Forsyth Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC.

Mr. Honeycutt was born on September 28, 1932 in Gold Hill, NC, the youngest son of the late W. Reid and Kathleen Eudy Honeycutt. A graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School and Pfieffer Junior College, he retired from a book-keeping and office manager career that included positions at Stanly Frozen Food Locker, Morris Packing Company, and C.L. Vickers Company in Albemarle as well as Yadkin Brick Yard of New London, NC. He served our country in the US Army and Army Reserves, having reached the rank of Master Sergeant.

David continued to be active in gardening and farming prior to and after retirement, raising Angus Cattle and Hampshire Hogs. He was an active member of First Lutheran Church in Albemarle, serving as the Sunday School Superintendent for over 43 years, as well as serving on Church Council, teaching Sunday School, and participating in numerous other committees. His church previously honored him with the Bain Jones award for member of the year.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 46 years, Annie Lou Kluttz Honeycutt, as well as sisters Edith H. Eagle and Mae H. Block. Survivors include his son, Timothy L. Honeycutt and wife Deana; grandsons Clayton R. Honeycutt and wife Cat, Samuel J. Honeycutt and wife Amy; great grandchild Abigail S. Honeycutt; brother William R. Honeycutt, Jr., all of Mt. Pleasant, NC; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Friday, May 18 from 6:30 until 8:30 at Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care of Albemarle. Service will be at First Lutheran Church on Saturday, May 19 at 10:30 am with burial following in Stanly Gardens of Memory. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to be made to the Annie K. Honeycutt Nursing Scholarship at First Lutheran Church, 230 S. Second St., Albemarle, NC 28001 or St. Stephens Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund, 4401 St. Stephens Church Rd, Gold Hill, NC 2807

Daisy Ruth (Williams) Ponds
Farewell to Our Precious Mother, Grandmother, Great Grand Mother, Sister, Aunt, Cousin and Friend, Mrs. Daisy Ruth Williams Ponds.

Daisy was born May 3, 1941, in Mount Gilead, Montgomery County, North Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Melvin and Daisy Thomas Williams, and her stepfather, Milkton McLendon. Daisy was educated in the Anson County public schools and attended the historic Kingvillle High School, Albemarle, North Carolina. Daisy was loving, generous and nurturing. Her willingness to help others led her to a career in nursing. For several years she was employed as a certified nursing assistant with Albemarle Home Care and Stanly County Hospital.

She was a member of Union Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Albemarle. There she was member of the Lay Council, Stewardess Board, Womens Home and Overseas Missionary Society, where she served with the Bureau of Supply, and the Kitchen Staff. Not only did she serve on the Union Chapel kitchen staff, she served on the kitchen staff at many of the community churches. That was Daisy, always willing to lend a helping hand. She was an amazing cook and was known for her famous chicken-n-dumplings and her scrumptious desserts. She was also a former member of the Order of Eastern Star.

In her leisure, Daisy enjoyed family gatherings, spending time with her countless friends, and traveling-especially cruises on the great blue seas. She loved her children and grandchildren unconditionally and always wanted the best for them. Sometimes rearing led to stern disciplinarian actions, but she wanted them to become respected, productive adults.

Sunday morning, May 13,2018, Daisy entered Eternal rest and joined her parents, her husband, Willie Levi Ponds, grandson, JaVon Ponds and brother, Charlie Williams, in Our Masters home, a place of Perfect Peace.

Her life will forever be cherished and remembered by her sons: Kenneth (Renae) Ponds, Davara (Anita) Ponds, Fernando (Kim) Ponds, Jamie (Angie) Polk and Odell Davis, all of Albemarle; daughters: Gail Ponds, Matthews, North Carolina and Tonya (Michael) Covington, Albemarle; 16 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; brother, Mack (Phyllis) Williams, Albemarle; sister, Sadie Knight, Badin, North Carolina; sister-in-law, Diane Geter; brothers-in-law: Rayfield Ponds and Charlie Ponds; nieces and nephews: Brenda Loyd, Donna King, Michael Williams and Charles Williams; special friends(The Taurus Girls & Others): Leacy Mae Flake, Hattie Davis, Bruce Ingram (Sabrina) Norland, Valerie Rorie, Candie Swaringen, Emily Turner, Philmore Lilly, Ruth Dorman, and Murvyn B. Kelsey; a host of other relatives and friends.

So, farewell Our precious Emerald, you will always be in our hearts. We will remember your teachings from which we will never part.

Good night, sweet Daisy, may flights of Angels sing thee to thy rest.

Bryson Timothy Lee Hill
Bryson Timothy Lee Hill, 8 months old, of Badin, passed away Saturday May 12, 2018 at his home. His funeral service will be 2 PM Saturday May 19, 2018 in the Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care Chapel with Rev. Beau Linker officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12 PM until 1:30 Pm prior to the service. Bryson was born September 5, 2017 in Stanly County, NC and was the son of Corey Cannon and Erica Hill. Other survivors include his twin sister Amelia Hill and sister Sophia Hill of the home; maternal grandparents Lee and Autum Hill of Richfield, NC; Paternal grandmother Tabitha Cannon Suggs of Greenville, NC; aunts Ashley Hill of Badin, NC, Jasmine Cannon and Dymond Cannon; uncles Trevon Cannon, Timothy Milak Suggs all of Greenville, NC and cousin Melay Bennett of Badin, NC. Bryson is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Timothy Suggs.

Johnnie Edward Bowers
Johnnie Edward Bowers, 91, of Albemarle, passed away Monday May 15, 2018 at Bethany Woods Nursing Home and Rehab. A private family Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Johnnie was born April 25, 1927 in Stanly County, NC and was the son of the late Johnnie Adam Bowers and Viola Mauldin Bowers. Mr. Bowers was a member of the Albemarle Wesleyan Church and was a veteran of the United States Army serving during WWII.

Mr. Bowers was preceded in death by his wife Beatrice Bea Bowers. Survivors include a daughter Phyllis Ann Bowers Morton; brother Lamar Bowers and wife Patricia of Albemarle, NC; two sisters Ruby Forrest of Troy, NC and Mondell Brasington of Cheraw, SC; nephews Mark Bowers and Hank Brasington; niece Debbie Adams and devoted friends Jim and Barbara Davis.

Shirley Irene Emery
Shirley Irene Emery, 86, passed peacefully at her home in Concord. Shirley was born March 6, 1932 in Detroit Michigan. She was the daughter of the late John Louis Bertin and the late Dorothy May Murray. She was preceded in death by her husband Gerald Warren Emery. A memorial service to celebrate Shirley's life will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Hartsell Funeral Home in Concord

Cindy Lee Drob
Cindy Lee Drob, 58, of Albemarle, passed away on Monday, May 14, 2018.

Ms. Drob was born on December 22, 1959 in Waltham, MA to the late Edward Francis Wedge and the late Nancy Jane Emmetts Wedge.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle. A memorial service will follow at 11:00 AM in the Hartsell Funeral Home's Lefler Memorial Chapel.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Chelsea Drob of Apex, NC; daughter and son-in-law, Aimee Drob and Christopher Cannon of Astoria, NY; brothers, Stephen Wedge and family of Mebane, NC and Norman Wedge and family of Waterbury, VT.

She is also survived by her "fur children" Sophie, Vince, Phil, and Boo.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Stanly County Family YMCA, 427 North First Street, Albemarle, NC 28001.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Drob family.

Online condolences may be made at

Dennis Joe Moore
Dennis Joe Moore, 58, of New Salem, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018, after a period of declining health, at Carolinas HealthCare System Union, Monroe.

Joe was born April 3, 1960 in Monroe to the late Earl Lee Moore and the late Betty Ruth Chaney Moore. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Doug Moore.

Joe lived in the New Salem area his whole life. He enjoyed being a truck driver and loved horseback riding.

Joe remained close to his former wife, Brenda Evans Moore of Matthews; and her daughters, Erika (Matt) Ferguson and Lynn (Jamey) Strickland. Others close to Joe's heart include his New Salem friends, Dale and Patty Hinson and Dennis and Edith Baucom.

Joe's "Celebration of Life" service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Hartsell Funeral Home Chapel of Midland, officiated by Rev. Terry Smith. The family will receive friends following the service.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Moore family.

Online condolences may be made at

Peggy Palmer Gibbons
Peggy Palmer Gibbons, 72 years of age, of Harrisburg, passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018.

Peggy was born August 15, 1945 in Stanly County, to the late Claude and Callie Palmer. She was also preceded in death by her husband Brownie Gibbons; brother, Billy Joe Palmer; and sister, Betty P. Lambert.

Survivors include nephews, Michael (Pat) Lowder and Dwight (Kaffa) Hall; 6 great nieces and nephews; and 9 great-great nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be 12 pm, Monday, January 29, 2018 at Hartsell Funeral Home Chapel, 12115 University City Blvd, Harrisburg, officiated by Rev. Meghan McSwain. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Peggy will be laid to rest immediately following the service at Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery, 20987 NC 73 Hwy, Albemarle.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Ln, Kannapolis, NC 28081.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Harrisburg is serving the Gibbons family.

Online condolences may be made at