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Charles Everett Graham
FORESTVILLE, Md.  Charles Everett Graham passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at his residence in Forestville, Md. He was a devoted husband to his wife, Dorcas Anne Graham. He was the son of Salisbury's first African American police officer, Rayford Graham and he served honorably in the U.S. Airforce. He attended Price High School and was an active Alumni member. He is preceded in death by his wife, Dorcas Anne Graham. He is survived by his brother, Murrell; his cousin and best friend, Larry Vinson; children (Carlos,Ahmad, and Nicole); and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements: The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 21, from 2 until 10 p.m., services will be held on Wednesday, March 21 at 11:45 a.m. at Sermon on the Mount Church, 5606 Marlboro Pike, District Heights, MD, 20747 with Pastor Herman Simms officiating. Interment will follow at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetary with military honors. Arrangements by Pope Funeral Homes.

Sonya MawMaw Hudson Efird
Sonya MawMaw Hudson Efird, 58, of Norwood, passed away on Saturday March 17, 2018 at CHS-Northeast.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday March 20, 2018 at 5:00PM at Silver Springs Baptist Church and Rev. Mark Little will officiate. The family will receive friends on Monday evening from 6:00 to 8:00PM at Edwards Funeral Home in Norwood.

Sonya was born on April 28, 1959 in Stanly County to the late Edward Lee and Alma Jewel Curlee Hudson. She attended South Stanly High School and was a member at Silver Springs Baptist Church. She worked for over 20 years with Stanly County Emergency Department and was the Assistant 911 Director.

Sonya was known for her wonderful cakes and crocheting. She had lots of children that knew her as MawMaw and she considered them her adopted children. She always showed care and was loved in return by so many.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother Darrell Hudson and her granddaughter Hagen Elizabeth Efird.

She is survived by her husband Rickey Wayne Efird of the home; Children: Danyelle Leanne Blalock (Chris) of Millingport, Daniel Lee Efrid (Melissa) of Norwood, and Dusty Logan Efird (Holly) of Norwood; Seven grandchildren: TJ (Jessica), Destiny Flossie (Kenny), Dylan, Denver, Destiny, Cheyenne Lee, and Austin; one great-granddaughter, Rylee; Sisters: Kathryn Thompson of Norwood, Sylvia Helms (Steve) of Marshville, Sandra Tucker (Charles) of Albemarle, and Dale Ford (Roger) of Albemarle; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Memorials can be made to Silver Springs Baptist Church: 16072 NC Hwy 138 Norwood, NC 28128.

Elizabeth M Stegall
Elizabeth M Stegall, 87 of Locust, formerly of Midland, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Saturday, March 17, 2018.

Mrs. Stegall was born January 4, 1931 in Mecklenburg County to the late Willis Alfred McManus, Sr. and the late Carrie Biggers McManus. She was the 13 of 16 children, and preceded in death by 15 siblings. She was also preceded by her husband of 61 years, Benjamin Tillman Stegall; and grandson Timothy Parker.

She attended school at Bain in Mint Hill, NC. She was a graduate of Wingate College with a degree in Business. She retired from Owens Illinois after a long successful career.She was a charter member of United Love Baptist Church. Her inspiring spirit was a true blessing and her love of her Lord and family was ever present.

Survivors include her daughter, DeAnne (Jeff ) Parker; grandson David, Sister-In-Law; Sara Margaret McManus; and many nephews and nieces.

A visitation will be held from 10:00am until 11:00am on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at United Love Baptist Church in Midland. A funeral service will immediately follow in the church sanctuary at 11:00am. Burial will take place in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to United Love Baptist Church, Senior Fund: 11487 Flowes Store Rd. Midland NC, 28107 or Cabarrus Meals on Wheels 1701 S. Main St. Kannapolis NC 28081

Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Stegall family.

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Byron Woody Barringer
Byron Woody Barringer, 60, of Richfield, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Carolinas HealthCare System - Northeast, Concord. Woody was born March 15, 1958 in Stanly County, and was the son of Charlie Calvin Barringer of Richfield and the late Shirley Lillian Brown Barringer who preceded him in death on Jan. 31, 2015. He was a 1976 graduate of North Stanly High School and a graduate of Rowan Community College. Woody was employed with Alcoa for 37 years. He attended Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and was a member of the Richfield Civitan Club serving as the Sergeant of Arms. Woody was active for many years in Bee Keeping, was an outdoors enthusiast, and a member of various wildlife organizations. He was a craftsman and a volunteer marksmanship judge as well as a supporter of Stanly County Arts. Woody is survived by two daughters, Rachel K. Barringer living in Malaysia and Christine M. Barringer living in New York, N.Y.; son, Garrett Z. Barringer of Richfield; sister, Andrea R. Drye of Albemarle; two brothers, Marty D. Barringer and Ty W. Barringer, both of Richfield; and Audrey P. Barringer, the mother of his children, of New London.

Service & Visitation: His funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday March 24, 2018 at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, March 23 from 6-8 p.m. at Stanly Funeral &Cremation Care of Albemarle.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Stanly County Bee Keepers Association, c/o Ellen McCarter, 8453 Hill Ford Rd., Oakboro, NC 28129 or Richfield Civitan Club, c/o Marilyn Robertson, P.O. Box 252, New London, NC 28127. Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care of Albemarle is serving the Barringer family.

Anna Aldona Gust
Anna Aldona Gust, 84 years of age, of Concord, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Avante at Concord.

Ms. Gust was born September 29, 1933 in Hartford, Connecticut to the late John and Nellie Gust. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her four brothers; Frank, Joseph, John and Whitney Gust and granddaughter Ericka Aldona Cole.

The family will receive friends from 5:00  6:00 pm Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Westford United Methodist Church, 273 Hwy 49 South, Concord, NC. The funeral service will follow at 6:15 pm in the sanctuary officiated by Pastor Jeffrey Rushing.

Survivors include: daughters, Diana Aldona (Lawrence) Cole of Rhinecliff, NY., Dawn Marie (Phillip) Smith of Harrisburg, NC; grandchildren, Stacy (Stephen) Fell, Wesley (Anna) Cole, Jacob Smith, Kristen Smith; great-grandchildren, Elianna and Delaney Fell.

Much appreciation and thanks to the staff of Avante at Concord for Annas care during her final days.

Memorials may be made to The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 9801 Southern Pines Blvd., Charlotte, NC. 28273 or Westford United Methodist Church, 273 Hwy 49 South, Concord, NC. 28025

Hartsell Funeral Home Harrisburg is serving the Gust family.

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Henry Misenheimer
Henry Misenheimer, 68, of Albemarle, NC passed away on March 15, 2018 following a lengthy battle with Parkinsons Disease. Henry was born on December 7th, 1949, to Glenn and Marguerite Misenheimer of Rockwell, NC.

Henry grew up in Rockwell and for five years rode his bicycle throughout town delivering the Salisbury Post newspaper. Through this first job he came to know and still remembered 50 years later many people he met in the Rockwell community. Henry graduated from East Rowan High School in 1968 where he was named most responsible senior superlative. He graduated from Pfeiffer College in 1972 with a degree in literature. Henry was editor of the Phoenix Literary Magazine and was inducted into Alpha Psi Omega Theatrical Honor Society (he was a technician, not an actor) while a senior at Pfeiffer. He earned his Masters degree in counseling at UNCC and became a counselor at North Rowan where he worked for 13 years. He moved to North Stanly High School in New London, working as a counselor and department chair there for thirteen additional years. He completed his career as department chair for five years at Hickory High School.

For many years he was an active member of New London United Methodist Church, and volunteered for the Lions Club and as a community mental health counselor. During his high school counseling tenure he served in various roles including football announcer and mens swimming coach, even though he did not know how to swim. In his spare time Henry was an avid reader.

Henry was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Shelia, brothers Larry (Susan) and Jim Misenheimer, niece Crista, his son Aaron (Maegan) Misenheimer and three grandchildren. Also surviving Henry are his angelsDebbie, Ashley, Stephanie, Kim, Belinda, and Angiewho loved and cared for him. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Stanly Community Christian Ministry at PO Box 58, Albemarle, NC 28002.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 24th at 3pm at Stanly Funeral Cremation & Care located at 1835 Badin Road, Albemarle. The Reverend Phillip Cole, Henrys college roommate, will officiate. The family will receive friends at the chapel one hour prior to the service.

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.

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