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James Lester Fillman
James Lester Fillman, 80, of Concord, passed away Monday, September 15, 2014 at Carolinas Medical Center- NorthEast in Concord.

Mr. Fillman was born June 6, 1934 in Springtown, Pennsylvania to the late Lester and Alvena Louise FIllman.

Served his country during the Korean War in the Naval Air Corps. He was also a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology with an MBA from the University of NC at Chapel Hill.

As a Captain of Industry, he built a successful career in the printing industry as a VP of Package Products/Engraph.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm, Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord. The funeral service will follow on Thursday at 1:00 pm at Hartsell Funeral Home Chapel officiated by Rev. Steve Pennington.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Madeline Fillman of Concord, daughter, Barbara (Richard) Givens of Charlotte, son, James Fillman, Jr. of Harrisburg, daughter, Brenda (Bryan) Carter of Lexington, NC, daughter, Joelle (Loy) Gulledge of Concord, brother, Richard Fillman of PA, sister, Nancy Scott of FL, seven grandchildren, Michael and Christine Givens, Evan Clegg, Jack and Sam Carter, and Marris and Bentley Gulledge.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Stoner-Thomas School in honor of his grandson affected by autism, Sam Carter, at 215 County School Road, Lexington, NC 27292.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord is serving the Fillman family.


Thelma Thomas Hartsell
Thelma Thomas Hartsell, 85 years of age, previously of Bethel Church Rd. in Midland, passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014.

Thelma was born on June 23, 1929 in Cabarrus County to the late Grover Cleveland Thomas and Minnie Herrin Thomas. She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband Earnest Hartsell.

The graveside service will be held at First Baptist Church of Locust on Thursday, September 18th at 1 pm, officiated by Rev. Dr. Kinney Wallace.

She is survived by her daughter, Sheila Smith and husband Randy of Locust; grandson, Ryan Whitley and wife Sunny of Stanfield, NC; great-grandchildren, Samantha, Alexis, and Ryan Whitley, all of Stanfield; and two step-great- grandchildren Jeremiah Gilliland, and Jarea Crisco.

Thelma worked as manager for the Corner Mart, and was a faithful member of Locust Baptist Church.

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

Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Hartsell family.


Kenneth Dorr Scruggs
Kenneth Dorr Scruggs, 79 years of age, of Concord, passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014 at his home.

Kenneth was born May 16, 1935 in Rochester, PA, to the late Henry Dewey Scruggs and the late Ruth Edith Scruggs.

A memorial service, officiated by Minister Kirk Sams, will be held on Thursday, September 18, 2014, at 2pm, at Kannapolis Church of Christ, at 2315 Concord Lake Rd, Kannapolis, NC 28083.

Survivors include wife of 56 years, Eleanor Edith Scruggs of Concord, three sons, Doug Scruggs of Birmingham, AL,Gary Scrugg of Concord, and Joshua Scruggs of St.Louis, MO; two daughters, Michelle Ann Scruggs of Mt Olive, AL, and Amy Elise Scruggs of Concord; two brothers, James Scruggs of Trenton, FL, and Richard Scruggs of Gadsden, AL; one sister, Ruth Ann Pavilina of Brook Park, OH.

Hartsell Funeral Home is serving the Scruggs family.

Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com


Clara "Aunt Polly" Hopkins
Clara "Aunt Polly" Hopkins, 87, of Albemarle passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014 in Stanly Regional Medical Center. Her funeral service will be 2 PM Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Porter Baptist Church with Rev. Kinny Wallace officiating. Burial will follow in Norview Gardens. The family will receive friends from 1 until 1:45 prior to the hour of service in the church sanctuary.

Born December 1, 1926 she was the daughter of the late Luther Frick and Anna Saunders Frick and was retired from Russell Hosiery Mill. She was a member of Porter Baptist Church.

She was married to the late Edward Lee Hopkins who preceded her in death in 1985. She is survived by her sister Reba Livingston of Newport News, VA and a number of nieces and nephews including Paula Byrd and husband Keith of Norwood.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Gideons, South Stanly Camp, PO Box 182, Albemarle NC, 28002.


Charles Ray Stancil
Charles Ray Stancil, 79 years of age, of Concord, passed away Monday, September 15, 2014 at his home in Concord.

Charles was born June 8, 1935 in North Carolina to the late Grover Young Stancil and the late Annie Lee Stancil. He was also preceded in death by two brothers Bill and Elmer Stancil, and sister, Janie Moose.

The family will receive friends from 11am - 1pm, Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord. The funeral service will follow at 1:00 pm in the funeral home chapel and will be officiated by Pastor Phil Bennett. Burial will be at the West Concord Cemetery at 331 Union Cemetery Rd SW, Concord.

Survivors include wife, Jennifer Baguinat Stancil of Concord; son, Charles Stancil, Jr.; son, Ronnie Stancil; daughter, Cathy Stancil; step-daughter, Dazel- Dave Cularte; four grandchildren; his two close friends, Charles Williford and Thomas Needham; and his Filipino family.

Charles served his country in active combat in the US Army during the Vietnam War and the Korean War. His decorations include the Vietnam and Korean Service Medals, and the Bronze Star. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 523; The Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 909; and the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 27. He was a member of First Assembly of God in Concord.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord is serving the Stancil family.


Christy Tsangarides Hendrickson
Christy T. Hendrickson,
09/23/1964 - 09/13/2014
Christy Tsangarides Hendrickson went to be with God on Saturday, September 13, 2014.

She has finally found peace and is no longer suffering.

We, her devoted family and friends, have lost part of our hearts that no one else can fill. Ric, her loving husband; her two beautiful daughters, Nikki and Brittany; her parents, Wanda and Archie Tsangarides; her sister, Cortney Mullis; her brother, Chip Tsangarides; all her wonderful in-laws, friends, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, ALL of us will forever miss our Christy.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 - 4:30 pm, Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Hopewell Baptist Church, 420 Hopewell Church Rd., Monroe, NC. The funeral service will follow in the church sanctuary at 5:00 pm.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Hendrickson family.


Johnny Lee Davis
In memoriam of Johnny Lee Davis, 08/19/1934 - 09/12/2014
On Friday, September 12, 2014, John Papa John Davis, of Locust, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer.

Mr. Davis was born August 19, 1934 in Raleigh, NC to the late C.L. and Johnnie Macy Davis.

John was a graduate of Hugh Morris High School and attended Kings Business School. Mr. Davis worked for Bell South for 34 years until his retirement in 1994. He was very instrumental in the training and installation of the first information system and later the installation of electronic long distance in Charlotte, NC. He was a certified instructor for the quality training system throughout North and South Carolina. One of his greatest joys was training people. When he retired in 1994 John and his wife, Martha, moved to Oak Island, NC. John became very active in the beach life and served as President of the Southport Newcomers Club and Director of the Oak Island Elks Club. His greatest passion was spending time with family and friends fishing on the end of Oak Island Pier. In 2005 John and Martha moved back to Locust to spend time with their six children, seven grandchildren, and two great- grandchildren.

Called "Papa John" by all who knew him, John loved life. His passions included fishing, gardening, woodworking, and cooking. An accomplished grill master he was known far and wide for his Brunswick Stew. He loved cruising tropical islands with his wife Martha and hosting dinners for family and friends. The most important thing in his life was his family.

Those left to cherish his memories include his devoted wife of 57 years, Martha Davis; sons, Kirk Davis (Shari), Greg Davis (Julie), Bart Davis (Debbie), Andy Davis (Angie); daughters, Leigh Ann Davis, Sharri McMillian (Lee); grandchildren, Christy Luckey, Danny Waltman, Matt Davis, Laura Beth Kiker, John McMillian, Hailey and Brayden Davis; and great- grandchildren, Jack Waltman and Averie Kiker.

A celebration of his life will be held Friday, September 19, 2014 at 3 pm at Love's Grove United Methodist Church, 4360 Polk Ford Road, Stanfield, NC 28163. The family will receive friends from 2 - 3 pm prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Building Fund, Loves Grove United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 276, Stanfield, NC 28163.

The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at Tucker Hospice House for the caring and support during this time.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Davis family.


Elton " Doc" Arnold Snapp
Elton " Doc" Arnold Snapp, 51 years of age, of Albemarle, passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014, at Stanly Regional Medical Center in Albemarle.

Doc was born September 11, 1963 in Toccoa, Georgia to the late Elmer Cecil Snapp and the late Laura Louise Lowe Hengst . He was also preceded in death by brother, Jackie Snapp.

The arrangements are pending at this time.

He is survived by his old lady, Kari Jayne Harris; four daughters, Raven Snapp, Robin Forsythe, Rebecca Snapp and Rachael Snapp; stepsons, Brandon and Justin Harris; two grandsons; seven granddaughters; sister, Pamela Snapp Richards; three brothers, Gene Snapp, Donald Sanders, and Russell Kimbrell; and his two baby girls, Milli and Honeybee.

Memorials may be made to Hartsell Funeral Home c/o Elton Snapp, PO Box 7, Albemarle, NC 28002 or by phone (704) 983-1188 for funeral expenses.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Snapp family.

Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com


Doris Janelle Junker
Doris Janelle Junker, 77, of Midland, passed away Monday, September 15, 2014 at Oaks at Town Center in Harrisburg.

Mrs. Junker was born January 20, 1937 to the late Buford and Marie Linker. In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey Harding Junker, Sr..

The family will receive friends at Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord on Friday, September 19, 2014 from 11:00am until 1:00pm. A memorial service will follow at the Hartsell Funeral Home Chapel at 1:00pm. Burial will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in Concord.

She is survived by four sons: Aubrey Junker of Cleveland, NC; Gary Junker of Concord; Donald Junker of Midland; and Carl Junker of Midland; two brothers, Edward (Buck) Linker of Midland and Roger Linker of Smyrna, TN; nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Pine Bluff United Methodist Church, 11000 Reed Mine Rd, Midland, NC 28107.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord is serving the Junker family.


William Don Pete Hinson
William Don Pete Hinson, 60, passed away September 16, 2014 at his home on Badin Lake. A Celebration of Life Service in his honor will be held at 5 PM on Friday September 19, 2014 in the Stanly Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at Stanly Funeral Home.

Born August 2, 1954 in Union County, he was the son of the late Bill and Kate Little Hinson. He was a building inspector for Montgomery County for 18 years and was formerly employed a brick mason for McGee Brothers. He was a 1971 graduate of Piedmont High School.

Pete leaves behind his loving wife of 37 years, Carol Rushing Hinson, sons Travis Hinson of Wilmington and Dustin Hinson of Badin Lake, and granddaughter Madison Hinson of Thomasville. He was preceded in death by his daughter Cora Quintina Hinson, father-in-law Keith Rushing, and numerous aunts and uncles. Other survivors include brother Stick (Skippy) Hinson and sisters Beadie Hinson and Debra Hinson; mother-in-law Hazel Simpson Rushing, brother-in- law Dennis Rushing and sisters-in-law Cathy Rushing Deason and Becki Rushing Rice.

Pete will long be remembered by his smile, his jokes, and his love for nature. A true man of the outdoors, Pete enjoyed spending time with his family, grilling Boston Butts and gardening with his ole Massey. He treasured his Sunday mornings with his Granddaughter Madison while teaching her to fish and exploring nature walking through the woods. He will truly be missed by all that knew him.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Montgomery County Humane Society, 1150 Okeewemee Rd., Troy, NC 27371.


Terry Avery Rummage
Terry Avery Rummage, 56 years of age, of Albemarle, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at his home.

Terry was born March 16, 1958 in Stanly County to George Avery Rummage and the late Shelvia Jean Turner Rummage. He was also preceded in death by sister, Kelley Lynn Hahn; and brother, Melvin Eugene Rummage.

The family will receive from 5pm-7pm on Friday, September 19, 2014 at the home of his wife, Libby Rummage.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Libby Ann Rummage of Albemarle; two sons, T.J. Rummage of Albemarle, and Jamie Rummage of Daytona Beach, FL; brother, George Rummage of Albemarle; sisters, Shelia Rummage and Judy Parker both of Albemarle; and six grandchildren, Alyssa, Skylar, Mia, Dylan, Maria, and Samantha Rummage.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Rummage family.


Grace Irene Wensil Story
Grace Irene Wensil Story, 95 years of age, of New London, passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at her home in Davidson County.

Grace was born October 25, 1918 in Cabarrus County to the late Franklin Clay Wensil and the late Frances Virginia Walter Wensil. She was also preceded in death by husband, John Augustus Story; daughter, Mary Sue Story; and son, Johnny Wayne Story.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle. The funeral service, officiated by Rev. Gary Cox, will be at 3:00 PM, Friday, September 19, 2014 in Hartsell Funeral Home's Lefler Memorial Chapel in Albemarle. Burial will follow at Simpson Cemetery, Dennis Road, Albemarle, NC.

She is survived by son, William Story of Asheville; daughter, Nancy Ludwig of New London; seven grandchildren, J.W., Darrell, and Joe Story, Irene Chandler, Lannie Eckman, Shonia Lee, and Susan Lovette; eighteen great- grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. The family would like to extend a special thanks to her caregiver, Shirley Turner.

Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 4701 Hedgemore Drive, Suite 810, Charlotte, NC 28209.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Story family.

Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com


Henry Price Parker
Henry Price Parker, 64, of Albemarle passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014 in Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem. His funeral will be 11 AM Friday September 19, 2014 in the Stanly Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jack Mann officiating. Burial will follow in the Salisbury National Cemetery at 2 PM with full military rites conducted by the Kannapolis VFW. The family will receive friends at Stanly Funeral Home on Friday morning from 9:30 AM until 10:30 AM prior to the service.

Born May 24, 1950 in Stanly County, NC, he was the son Mae Maxine Dennis Parker of Albemarle and the late Billie Price Parker. He formerly worked with the Chapin Company of Myrtle Beach, SC. He was a member of the Amvets of Albemarle and Rockwell, the VFW of Kannapols and Albemarle, and the American Legion of Salisbury. A veteran of the Vietman War, he served as a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps.

He is survived by his companion, Star Willis of Kannapolis, son Billy Price Doby and fiancé Katrina of Albemarle, daughter Lora Carney of Albemarle, step-son Terry Estes of Albemarle, 2 sisters Carolyn Deese and husband Jack of Loveland, CO and Hazel Misenheimer and husband David of Richfield, 3 grandchildren, 3 step- grandchildren, and 2 great- grandchildren.

The family requests that memorials be made to American Legion Post 342, 1024 Lincolnton Rd., Salisbury, NC, 28144.


Margie Aline Coggins Woodle
Our beloved mother, Margie Aline Coggins Woodle, 85 years of age, of Norwood, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Bethany Woods Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Albemarle.

Margie was born August 14, 1929 in Davidson County to the late Albert McCally Coggins and the late Mary Jane Taylor Coggins. She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband of 64 years, Walter Lee Woodle; sister, Mary Jane Austin; brothers, Dewey, Elmer, Raymond, Homer, Marvin and Gilbert Coggins.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 PM until 4:00 PM, Saturday, September 20, 2014 at South Stanly Baptist Church, 40907 South Stanly School Road, Norwood. The funeral service officiated by Rev. Toney Parsons, Rev. Chuck Hensley, and Rev. Todd McSwain will follow at 4:00 PM in the church sanctuary. The burial will be at Norview Gardens, 949 Pee Dee Avenue, Norwood.

She is survived by her daughter, Audrey Mabry of Richfield; son, Albert Woodle and wife Jill of Richfield; grandchildren, Jamie Mabry and wife Wendy, Nicholas Mabry and wife Michelle, and Amy Frick; 13 great grandchildren; and four great great-grandchildren.

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

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Woodle family.

Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com


Billy Randell Ryals
Billy Randell Ryals, 31 years of age, of Concord, passed away Saturday, September 13, 2014.

Billy was born November 25, 1982 in Concord, NC to James Allan Ryals and Kim Lynette (Furr) Ryals . He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Billy Gene Furr in 2004.

Billy was a fun loving man with a bright smile. He enjoyed life, his family, and his friends. He also had a bit of humor to brighten the lives of others. We cherish our fond memories of good family times.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord. The funeral service will be on Thursday at 8:00 pm at Hartsell Funeral Home Chapel of Concord, officiated by Dr. J. Rodney Quesenberry. Burial will take place at the West Concord Cemetery at 331 Union Cemetery Rd SW, Concord on Saturday, September 20th at 12:00 pm.

Survivors include his mother, Kim Lynette (Furr) Ryals of Concord; his father, James Allan Ryals of Florida; sister Brandy Ryals of Charlotte; maternal grandmother Nelda Furr of Concord; nephew Hunter Cornelison of Charlotte; his Uncle Randy Furr and wife Jenny; Uncle Scotty Furr and wife Robin; cousins Jonathan Furr, Courtney (Furr) and husband Kevin Starring; Brittney Furr, Travis Furr, and Josh Furr.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord is serving the Ryals family. Memories and condolences may be shared by visiting www.hartsellfh.com


Margaret Ann & Meredith Marie Dellinger
Infants, Margaret Ann & Meredith Marie Dellinger were born silently into the Kingdom of Heaven on Sunday September 7th, 2014. They are survived by their parents, Matthew and Magan B. Dellinger; big sister, Macaela Dellinger of Salisbury, NC. Paternal grandparents, Susan F. Dellinger of Gastonia, NC; Calvin and Judy Dellinger of Charlotte, NC; great grandparents, Calvin and Allie Mae Dellinger of Lake Norman, NC; maternal grandparents, Dennis and Tracey Barrier of Granite Quarry, NC; great grandfather, Clifford Barrier of Salisbury, NC.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 11:00 am at Shiloh United Methodist Church of Granite Quarry, NC. 234 S. Main GQ Street, Granite Quarry NC 28146.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made, in honor of these sweet girls, to fetalhope.org or Shiloh United Methodist Church Children's Ministry.

Hartsell Funeral Home is serving the Dellinger family.

Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com


Ruth Ann Cress Overcash
Ruth Ann Cress Overcash, 58 years of age, of Concord, passed away Thursday, September 11, 2014 at her home.

She was born July 4, 1956 in Concord, NC to Robert and Ina Cress. Ruth was preceded in death by her father Robert in 2002, and her sister Cynthia Smith.

The funeral service will be held at World Christian Church, Kannapolis on Saturday, September 20 , 2014 at 4:00pm.

Survivors include her husband, Rev. Timothy Dale Overcash; son, John Overcash; daughter Valerie Almond, and her mother Ina Cress, all of Concord. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Krystin Aaliyah Kee, Noah Robert Overcash, Jacob Reid Overcash and Hopelyn Annalise Overcash.

In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation in her name to Hartsell Funeral Home.


Rita Marie Shaver Williams
Rita Marie Shaver Williams passed away on Sunday September 14, 2014 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. She was born to Seburn Cowan and Laura Lee Shaver in Rowan County, North Carolina on December 23, 1929 and was very proud of her age of 84.

Rita graduated from Granite Quarry High School in 1947 and married Hubert Grover Williams on January 10, 1948. They began their lives together in Salisbury and had three daughters, Sharon Lee Williams of Albemarle, Darby Williams Scott (husband Bill) of Clinton, and Laura Williams Viola (husband David) of Mt. Holly. She worked at Cannon Mills in Salisbury and PPG Industries in Lexington from which she retired in 1991.

Rita's faith in God was the center of her life. She grew up in a home of devout and faithful Lutherans. During her life she was a member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Messiah Lutheran Church, and after moving to Richfield upon retirement she became a member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church. Rita moved to Autumn Wind Assisted Living in Roseboro, North Carolina in 2011 following an illness. She joined Graves Memorial Presbyterian Church and attended regularly.

Throughout her life she ministered to others by teaching Sunday School, singing in the choir, being a Luther League youth adviser, serving on the church counsel, teaching confirmation classes, being a leader in Lutheran Church Women of America , and teaching her children to love God. She had various hobbies throughout her life but reading was her passion. Rita did not have the opportunity to attend college and once told her daughter she educated herself by reading everything she could get her hands on. Books were like gold to her.

Rita was blessed with love in which she gave to her family unconditionally. Besides her own children her pride and joy were her five grandchildren, Sarah Scott Lane, Kathryn Scott Jackson, Allison Scott Driver, Katelyn Marie Viola, and Nicholas David Viola. Her most recent joy came from her great granddaughters, Savannah Kate Jackson, Morgan Leigh Jackson, Kenner Elizabeth Lane, and arriving in October, Taylor Grace Driver. Life revolved around those she loved , especially the children.

Rita was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Grover Williams, her parents Laura Lee Bame Shaver and Seburn Cowan Shaver, a sister, Laura Shaver Kluttz, and two brothers, Homer Shelton Shaver, and Jerry Seburn Shaver. She is also preceded by a sister in law Hazeline Williams Worrick.

Rita is also survived by her dear sister in law Maxine Williams Spivey and nieces and nephews, all of whom she loved dearly.

A funeral service will take place at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Richfield officiated by Reverend Ruth Ann Sipes on Sunday September 21, 2014 at 3:00. Burial will follow in the Richfield Cemetery. Visitation will take place at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church fellowship hall one hour prior to the service at 2:00.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Richfield, North Carolina or Graves Memorial Presbyterian Church Music Fund in Clinton, North Carolina.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Williams family.

Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com