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Polly Ann Tucker Burleson
Polly Ann Tucker Burleson, 75 years of age, of Locust, passed away Monday, June 29, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loved ones.

Mrs. Burleson was born August 26, 1939 in Stanly County, NC to the late William Tucker and the late Bernice Paige Tucker. She was also preceded in death by her husband Flay Melvin Burleson and two brothers.

Polly was a strong Christian woman who loved the Lord and her family and friends. She struggled with health problems for so long, but now she is in pain free rejoicing in her heavenly home.

The family will receive friends from 1:00PM - 2:00PM Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at Mineral Springs Baptist Church, 4694 NC 205 Hwy, Oakboro. The funeral service will follow in the sanctuary at 2:00PM, officiated by Rev. Mike Taylor. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Survivors include daughter, Sandra Hahn and husband Ricky, son, Reggie Burleson. She is also survived by granddaughters, Jamie Ann Cochran and husband David; Haley Breann Hahn, great grandson Cameron Cochran, sister Mary Ellen Furr, and one grand dog, Jax.

Hartsell Funeral Home is serving the Burleson family.


Enid Elizabeth Kendall Austin
Enid Elizabeth Kendall Austin, 76 years of age, of New London, passed away Friday, June 26, 2015, at her home.

Enid was born October 23, 1938 in Pender County to the late Keith Barrier Kendall and the late Beulah Bostrom Kendall. She was also preceded in death by husband of 60 years, Harold Rayvaughn Austin.

The memorial service will be on Sunday at 2:00 pm at Kendalls Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Christian Herring. Burial will follow at Kendalls Baptist Church Cemetery, 32157 Kendalls Church Road, New London. The family will receive friends in the Church Fellowship Hall following the burial.

Survivors include daughter, Leslie Johnson and husband, Kevin of Wilson, and children, Autumn Gore and Brett Hicks; daughter, Susan Yates of Albemarle and her children Lynnette Russello, Michelle Poplin, Wayne Napier, and Jessica Napier; and sister, Rev. Paula Judy and husband, Rev.Wes Judy.

Memorials may be made to Kendalls Baptist Church, 32157 Kendalls Church Road, New London, NC 28127.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Austin family.

Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com


Hailey Marie Allen
Hailey Marie Allen, 18 years of age, of Concord, passed away Friday, June 26, 2015 in Concord.

Hailey was born December 25, 1996 in Stanly County to Marshall Allen Jr. and Sandra Rebecca Hartsell Allen. She was also preceded in death by grandfather, William Hartsell.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

The family is currently receiving friends at the home of her grandmother, Donnie Hartsell, at 588 Big Lick Road, Stanfield, NC 28163.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her sisters, Jessica Allen of Albemarle, and Megan Allen of the home; grandparents, Donnie Hartsell of Stanfield, and Marshall and Vivian Allen, Sr. of Statesville; great-grandmother, Nellie Jane Honeycutt of Midland; aunts, Jeannine Hill and husband, Ricky of Mint Hill, and Anita Thomas and husband, Wilson of Monroe; uncles, Reggie Allen and wife, Bridget of Harmony, and Steve Allen and wife, Leigh of Statesville; and many cousins.

Donations may be made to Hartsell Funeral Home, c/o Hailey Marie Allen account, PO Box 100, Midland, NC 28107; or credit/debit donations by telephone at (704) 888-5571.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Allen family.


Claude Edward Miller
Claude Edward Miller, 88 years of age, of Richfield, passed away Monday, June 29, 2015, at Carolinas Medical Center-Main in Charlotte.

Mr. Miller was born February 27, 1927 in Stanly County to the late Adam Lovelace Miller and the late Ada Arlene Kirk. He was also preceded in death by wife, Martha Ruth Vanhoy Miller.

The family received friends from 6:00PM - 8:00PM , Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle. The funeral service will be on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 6:00PM at Mt. Creek Primitive Baptist Church on Mountain Creek Road in New London; officiated by Pastor Branan Hooven. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Survivors include son, Tony Miller of Stanfield; daughter, Barbara (Ricky) Wilson of Mt. Airy; granddaughters, Krystle Miller and Laura Leftwich; grandson, Matthew (Hannah) Miller; great grandchildren Branson, Jaxon, Ainsley, Houston, Skylar, Hannah and Arissa.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Miller family.


George Mitchell Drye
George Mitchell Drye, 74 years of age, of Stanfield, passed away Monday, June 29, 2015 at his home in Stanfield.

Mitchell was born December 26, 1940 in Stanly County to the late Charley Spurgeon Drye and the late Esther Springer Drye. He was also preceded in death by wife, Carolyn W. Huneycutt Drye in 2010; brothers, Ralph and Richard Drye.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM, Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Kinza Memorial Baptist Church, 4311 Love Mill Road, Stanfield, NC 28163. The funeral service officiated by Dr. Darryl Nance and Rev. Gene L. Hopkins will follow at 11:00 AM in the church sanctuary. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Survivors include son, Tim Drye (Kelly) of Charlotte; daughters, Kim Mullis (Mike) and Darla Furr all of Stanfield; grandchildren, Cassie Gregor, and Cody Mullis, Samantha Furr Goff, and Alexander, Grace, and Chase Drye; great grandchildren, Lexi and Jaxon Gregor; siblings, Lillie Drye Tucker, Bill Drye(Jean), Peggy Drye Honeycutt, Leonard Drye (Christine), Diane Drye Furr (Richard), and Benny Drye (Denise).

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Stanly County, 960 North First Street, Albemarle, NC 28001 or Kinza Memorial Baptist Church, 4311 Love Mill Road, Stanfield, NC 28163.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Drye family.


Harold Lane Harkey
Harold Lane Harkey, 80, of Albemarle passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015 in Montgomery Village, Star, NC. His memorial service will 11 AM Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 in the Stanly Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Elizabeth Ayscue officiating. The family will receive friends at Stanly Funeral Home from 10 AM until 11 AM prior to the service. Burial will follow in Stanly Gardens of Memory.

Born March 24, 1935 in Stanly County, NC, he was the son of the late Martin Harkey and Gladys Terry Harkey and was a retired employee of Suburban Propane with 40 years of service. He was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church. Mr. Harkey was a veteran of the US Army Reserves 227th Transportation Unit in Albemarle.

Mr. Harkey was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Sylvia Rogers Harkey on November 18, 2014. He is survived by a daughter Sharon Harkey Lambeth and husband Johnny of Norwood, brother Martin Clifford Harkey of Fayetteville, grandchildren Meredith McIntyre Curran and husband Matthew of Matthews, NC, John Robert McIntyre and wife Catherine of Albemarle, and 3 great-grandchildren.

The family requests that memorials be made to Make-A- Wish-America, 4742 N. 24th St., Suite 400, Phoenix, Arizona 85016-4862 or to the Stanly County Humane Society, PO Box 1632, Albemarle, NC 28002.


Nanolyne Austin Barrier
Nanolyne Austin Barrier, 92 years of age, of New London, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast in Concord.

Nanolyne was born May 15, 1923 in Richfield N.C. to the late Robert Lee Austin and Ida Lee Miller Austin. She was also preceded in death by husband, Clarence Harding "Shorty" Barrier, four half-sisters, Lottie Hudson, Juanita Gerock, Jessie Culp and Ethel Coggins, brother, Robert Lee Austin, Jr., half-brothers, Sheldon C. Austin and Lyman D. Austin.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 am - 11:00 am, Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Richfield United Methodist Church. The funeral service will follow in the church at 11:00 am officiated by Rev. Christopher Burcham . Burial will follow at the Richfield Cemetery at Depot Street, Richfield. Survivors include two sons, Ronald C. "Ron" Barrier of Concord and Randy Barrier of Mocksville, two daughters, Carol Barrier of San Diego, CA and Susan Russell of New London, Six grandchildren, and six great grandchildren

Nanolyne was a member of Richfield United Methodist Church, was an avid reader and loved her dogs.

Memorials may be made to Richfield United Methodist Church 204 N. Main Street Richfield N.C. 28137.

The family will be at the granddaughters home 34990 Oak Hill Drive in Albemarle


Mary T. Linker
Mary T. Linker, 88 years of age, of Concord, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015 at Universal Healthcare in Concord.

Mary was born March 28, 1927 to the late William and Margaret Trull. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Wayne Jackson Trull and Edward Trull.

The family will have a memorial service Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 6:00 pm at Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord.

Survivors include her daughter, Susie Eudy of Alamogordo, NM; niece and longtime caregiver, Laura Ussery of Kannapolis, NC; sister, Mildred (Bill) Davis; granddaughter, Bonni Luzano of Alamogordo, NM; Sandi Loomis and Wendi Eudy.

Hartsell Funeral Home is serving the Linker family.

Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com


Jenelle Smith Faulkner
Jenelle Smith Faulkner, 73, of Albemarle, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015 in her home. Her funeral service will be 11 AM Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Union Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Lee Church and Rev. Jeremy Blake officiating. Burial will follow in the Union Grove Baptist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Stanly Funeral Home Monday evening from 5 PM until 7 PM.

Born May 10, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Joe A. Smith and the living Maynolia Rummage Smith Herrin of Albemarle. She was a lifelong member of Union Grove Baptist Church. Jenelle enjoyed playing the piano, growing roses and listening to bluegrass gospel music. She loved her Savior. She enjoyed and received a blessing to have her 97 year old mother live with her. Jenelle and her mother discussed old times, how things used to be, and they also talked about Jesus.

Mrs. Faulkner was married to Arlie P. Faulkner who preceded her in death. A son, Tommy Preslar, a brother Gary O. Smith, and her nephew Gary O. Smith II also preceded her in death. She is survived by a sister in law, Barbara Smith of Albemarle; a niece, Michelle Bouvette and husband Pierre of Davidson, NC; a sweet great niece Madeleine Bouvette; and a special sweetheart and friend, Pete Curlee.

Memorials may be made to Community Hospice 348 North Main Street, Troy, NC 27371.


Wesley Wilson Hartsell
Wesley Wilson Hartsell, 32 years of age, of Locust, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at his residence in Locust.

Wesley was born April 14, 1983 in Mecklenburg County to James Lafayette Hartsell Jr. and Betty Ruth Meggs Hartsell.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM, Thursday, July 2, 2015 at First Baptist Church, 320 South Central Avenue, Locust NC 28097. The funeral service officiated by Rev. Tommy Ross and Dr. Kinney Wallace will follow at 1:00 PM at First Baptist Church, Locust. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

In addition to his mother and father, he is survived by brothers, James L. (Heather) Hartsell, and Grant A. (Erin) Hartsell; grandmother, Carol Meggs; and nieces and nephews, Josephine, Avery, Isabella, Adelyn, and Kelton.

The family wishes to thank the Bayada Nurses, Susan, Angie and Karen for their care and support.

Memorials may be made to the ALS Association, Jim Catfish Hunter Chapter, 4 N. Blount St;, Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27601.

Hartsell Funeral Home of MIdland is serving the Hartsell family.

Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com


Mary Sunshine “Sunny” Baxter Zimmer
Mary Sunshine “Sunny” Baxter Zimmer, 91 years of age, of Midland, passed away Friday, June 26, 2015 at CMC - NorthEast in Concord.

Sunny was born June 16, 1924 in Shawnee, Oklahoma to the late Rev. Chester A. Baxter and the late Ruth Watson Baxter. She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Rev. Dwayne Bruce Zimmer, Sr.; brother, James W, Baxter; and half-sister, Cecie Parker .

The family will gather to celebrate her life at 11am on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland.

She is survived by her sons, Steven Zimmer (Debbie) of New Orleans, LA, Kevin Zimmer (Karen) of Waterford, MI, and Bruce Zimmer, Jr. (Patricia) of Nashville, TN; daughters, Cheryl Shore of Midland, NC, and Lori Blackburn (Keith)of Oak Ridge, NC; grandchildren, Jacob Zimmer, Brian Shore (Brittni), Jessica Blinde (Neal) Michael Zimmer (Ashlee) Janice Little (Greg), Tyler Zimmer, Clay Zimmer (Ali), Spencer Zimmer, Chris Zimmer, Alyssa Blackburn, Angela Laye (Kevin), Jessica Barton (Mike); great-grandchildren, Brayden Zimmer, Brylee Zimmer, Arden Blinde, Norah Blinde, Walker Zimmer, Caitlin Laye, Lacie Hunt and Myra Barton; and family-in- love, Mary Barnes Zimmer; and half sisters, Betty Back (Don) and Evelyn Thomas (Paul), and countless other cousins and loved ones.

Sunny never met a stranger and opened her heart and home to anyone and everyone. She was appropriately named since she had such a “sunny” disposition and outlook on life. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Jefferson, NC.

Memorials may be made to Friendship Baptist Church, 891 Friendship Baptist Church Road, Jefferson, NC 28640 to the WOM/Widow’s Mite Fund.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Zimmer family.


Bee Yang
Bee Yang, 71 years of age, of Candor, passed away Monday, June 22, 2015, at Mercy Hospital Main in Charlotte.

Bee was born March 4, 1944 in Laos to the late Galor Yang and Pa Moua . She was also preceded in death by her husband Waky Lee.

A visitation will be held at Amvets at 29484 Bobcat Road, Albemarle, starting on Friday, July 10th at 8 am and will continue until Sunday, July 12th at about 10 am. Burial will follow at Norview Cemetery at about 10 am on Sunday.

Bee was a kind and patient mother, grandmother, and wife. Her family was her greatest joy. She had a big and loving heart, and always gave much more than she received!

Survivors include sons, Pen (Rebecca) Lee of Concord, Tou (Mai Neng) Lee of Candor, Chue (Tong) Lee of Minneapolis, MN; seven daughters, Mai, Maizoua, Lhee, Xia, Pakou, Kalia, and Yer; and 64 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Yang family.