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Kenneth Floyd Julian
Kenneth Floyd Julian, 80 years of age, of Harrisburg, passed away Monday, February 20, 2017.

Ken was born July 14, 1936 in North Carolina to the late Bill Elomas Julian and the late Betty Barnes.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 until 1:00 at Hartsell funeral Home of Concord Friday February 24th. The service will begin at 1:00 pm officiated by Pastor Pauley. Burial will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park at 1350 S. Main St., China Grove.

Survivors include son, Ricky Eugene Julian & wife, Teresa; two daughters, Carole Rogers & husband Tommy and Sherry Furr & husband, Bruce; twenty five grandchildren.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord is serving the Julian family.

Paul Jerry Cormier
Paul Jerry Cormier, 61 years of age, of Concord, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017 in Huntersville, NC.

Paul was born May 17, 1955 in Massachusetts to the late Aurele Joseph Cormier and Diana Marie Cormier. He loved to ride his Harley, cook, and spend time with his family and dogs.

Visitation will be held at Edward V. Sullivan Funeral home in Burlington, MA, on Friday February 24, 2017 from 4pm to 8pm. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday February 25, 2017, at St. Margaret's Church in Burlington, MA at 10am.

Survivors include wife, Nancy Eileen Cormier of Concord, NC, mother, Diana Marie Cormier, daughter, Amanda Cormier (Pierre Ortiz) Ortiz, son, Daniel Christopher (Joanna Cormier) Cromier, brother, Eugene (Janet Cormier) Cormier, brother, Robert (Christine) Cromier, sister, Rosemarie Cormier.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association at

Hartsell Funeral Home is serving the Cormier family.

Kelly Jean Almond Hatley
Kelly Jean Almond Hatley, 48, of New London passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at her home. A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00AM on Friday, February 24, 2017 in the Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care Chapel. Visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00AM prior to the service.

Mrs. Hatley was born May 10, 1968 in Stanly County to Jean C. Almond and the late Paul A. Almond. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Richfield, NC. Kelly loved traveling to the beach and to the mountains. She also enjoyed crafting and spending time with her kids and grandkids.

Mrs. Hatley is survived by her husband Jeffrey Adam Hatley of the home; sons Justin Hatley of New London and Josh Hatley and wife Amanda of Old Towne, ME; daughter Jamey Hatley of New London; grandchildren June and Julie Hatley; and a brother Michael P. Almond of Gold Hill, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions can be made to Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care.

David Jack Englebert
David Jack Englebert, 61, of Harrisburg, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Levine & Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville after a courageous battle with brain cancer.

David was born March 14, 1955 in Cheyenne, Wyoming . He was preceded in death by his father and grandson.

David was a dedicated Duke Energy employee for 42 years, and was a faithful member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church - Main Campus in Charlotte.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Hartsell Funeral Home, 13575 Broadway Ave., Midland. The family will also receive friends on Monday, February 27, 2017 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am at Hickory Grove Baptist Church - Main Campus in Charlotte. The funeral service will follow at 11:00 am in the sanctuary, officiated by Rev. John Harrill. The burial will be at Sunset Memory Gardens, 8901 Lawyers Rd., Charlotte.

In addition to his mother, Edith Englebert of Clermont, FL, he is survived by his beloved wife of 19 years, Gay Englebert of the home; daughters, Angela Englebert Peterson and husband Mark of Wilmington, Amy Englebert Powell and husband Tony of Tifton, GA; three grandchildren, Jared, Lee, and Dakota; three brothers; two sisters; and his two beloved golden retriever boys, Bentley and Oliver.

A special thanks to Harley and Teresa Vea for their unending love and support. The family is also grateful to the Vea/Knight Sunday School Class of Hickory Grove Baptist Church for their love, prayers, and generosity. They would also like to thank their Hickory Grove church family and Hearts & Hammers. The family would like to express gratitude to the many friends and co-workers at Duke Energy, especially McGuire Nuclear Station. Many thanks to our special friends at Harrisburg Family House and Captain Steve's Harrisburg.

ΓΏ The family would also like to honor the Levine Cancer Institute's Dr. Ashley Sumrall & team and Dr. Mary Ann Knovich & team; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Dr. David A. Reardon, Jennifer Stefanik N.P., Sandra Ruland R.N.; and Brigham & Women's Hospital, Dept. of Neurosurgery's Dan Triggs N.P. for their compassionate and dedicated care.

Memorials may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, c/o Dr. Reardon's Brain Tumor Research, 10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, MA 02445. Donations may also be made to Hickory Grove Baptist Church - Main Campus, c/o Hearts and Hammers, 7200 East WT Harris Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28215.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Englebert family.

Nathan Owen Cranford
Mattie B. Way Cranford

One of The Greatest Generation and his wife of almost 70 years have both passed away within days of each other. Nathan Owen Cranford, age 97, passed away on February 13, 2017, and Mattie B. Way Cranford, age 94, passed away on February 18, 2017. They were married on March 29, 1947.

Owen was born February 10, 1920, in Stanly County and lived here all of his life. He was educated in the Albemarle City Schools and joined the Army Air Force during World War II, serving over 3 years in both London, England, and Kaufbeuren, Germany. After the war, he worked in the Lillian Mills, making full-fashioned ladies' hosiery before he transitioned to building houses for professors at Pfeiffer College and working in the building supply business. From 1965 to 1983 he worked as a Letter Carrier for the US Postal Service. Owen was very talented with woodworking and made many fine pieces of furniture and clocks, eventually moving to woodcarving after his retirement, where he could take a block of wood and bring out some of the most intricate characters and animals. He won many awards for his talent. Mattie B. was born February 9, 1923, in Elloree, SC, and came to Albemarle as a new bride. She was educated in the Orangeburg, SC, school system, then attended Winthrop College for two years before transferring to and graduating from George Washington University in Washington, DC, with a Bachelor's degree in Secretarial Administration. She worked at the US Treasury Department for six years prior to her marriage. Mattie B. was a homemaker for 12 years before she began her 25 year teaching career as the first teacher in Stanly County for the Special Education students. She taught the Trainable Class for 23 years and the Profound and Severely Handicapped Class for 2 years. She was active in the ARC (Association for Retarded Citizens) and honored as the ARC Teacher of the Year in Special Education in 1984. She was also active in the AARP, Stanly County Extension Homemakers, and the Stanly Memorial Hospital Volunteers. Recognized by the Albemarle Junior Woman's Club in 1960 with the coveted "Woman of the Year" Award, she was also a member of the NCAE and the Retired Teachers Association. Both were very active in the community and in their church. Owen joined Central United Methodist Church in Albemarle as a youth and Mattie B. joined after her marriage. Both have served the church faithfully over the years, with Owen for many years serving as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees and chairman of the property committee, taking care of the building and grounds. He built children's furniture and created a large walnut cross which he made to honor his parents, NC and Delia Cranford. Mattie B. taught Sunday School, participated in Circle groups, was President of the UMW (United Methodist Women), and supported many, many fund raising projects, always priding herself on being the high salesman of tickets to a given event. She was chairman of the bereavement committee for many years, only recently passing that torch. Owen and Mattie B. also participated together in the Meals-on-Wheels Program, Friends of the Stanly County Senior Center, and the Community Concert Association. They were active in the ballroom dance events at the Senior Center and Owen provided the music for the weekly lessons as the DJ. They participated in the Senior Games every year. For almost 70 years, they were a team, working and playing together. Their lives were so intertwined that they entered eternal life together. Owen was the son of the late Nivin Clark Cranford and Delia Aletha Little Cranford. Mattie B. was the daughter of the late Allen Shuler Way and Isadora Pearlstine Barton Way. They are survived by their daughters, Marian Elaine Cranford, of Carrboro, NC; M. Louise Cranford Artman (John), of Edenton, NC; Martha Ann Cranford Cox (Marc), of Greensboro, NC. Owen is also survived by his brother, N. Sherrill Cranford, of Newton, NC. He was predeceased by his siblings, Evye Clegg Cranford Hathcock, Hoyle Blease Cranford, N. Lois Cranford Parker, Nivin Wilson Cranford, Rogelle Little Cranford, Joyce O. Cranford Ward, and Mary Grace Cranford Freund. Mattie B. was predeceased by her siblings Elodia Isadora Way Mueller, Allen S. Way, Jr., Mable Rebecca Way Bochette, William Fishburn Way, Marian Augusta Way Bochette Ducker, Bessie LaDella Way Clinkscales Clancey, Pelham Felder Way, Charles Seignious Way, and James Edward Way. Both were predeceased by their daughter, Sandra Jean Cranford Raney. They are also survived by grandchildren Marian-Kathryn Cranford of Carrboro, NC; Marcus Barton Cranford of Pittsboro, NC; Hamlin Trotter Raney, III, of Wake Forest, NC; Townsend Bennett Artman and Owen Brinkley Artman of Edenton, NC; Nathan Marcus Cox (Kathryn) of Huntsville, AL; Katelyn Ann Cox of Durham, NC; great-grandson, Ethan Owen Cox of Huntsville, AL; and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service for Owen and Mattie B. will be Saturday, February 25, 2017, at 3 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church, Albemarle, NC, with a reception following in the First Baptist Church fellowship hall for all friends and relatives. Private entombments will be in the Stanly Gardens of Memory mausoleum prior to the service. Pallbearers are Bob Morrison, John Apsega, Steve Surratt, Steve Parker, Dick Freund, Tom Weakland, John Freund, Leon Allred, John Artman, Bennett Artman, Brinkley Artman, Marcus Cranford, Trotter Raney, III, Marc Cox, Nathan Cox and W. K. Morgan. Owen will be remembered the most for his woodworks and Mattie B. for her blueberry buckle.

Memorials can be made to Central United Methodist Church, 172 N. Second Street, Albemarle, NC 28001, to the building fund, the music fund, or the bereavement fund.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Cranford family.

Helen Maxine Gibson Lockamy
Helen Maxine Gibson Lockamy, 94, of Albemarle passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Bethany Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A funeral service will be held at 11:00AM on Friday, February 24, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Albemarle officiated by Dr. Andy Jung. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00PM on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care. Burial will follow the funeral service at Fairview Memorial Park in Albemarle, NC.

Mrs. Lockamy was born June 29, 1922 in Stanly County to the late Bertie Thompson Gibson and Herbert Gibson. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Albemarle and a retired secretary for Wiscasset Mills. Helen enjoyed volunteering at both the Stanly County Hospital as a greeter and with Stanly County Hospice as well.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband Vaulton Bob Lockamy and several brothers and sisters. Mrs. Lockamy is survived by special friends Sybil Cooper and Marry Ann Wilkinson and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial Contributions can be made to First Baptist Church of Albemarle Youth Ministry fund at 202 N. Second Street, Albemarle, N.C. 28001.

Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care is serving the Lockamy family.

Charles Gordon Tabor, M.D.
Charles Gordon Tabor, M.D., 91 years of age, of Winston Salem, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Brookridge Retirement Home in Winston-Salem.

Dr. Tabor was born August 31, 1925 in High Point to the late Charles Condra and Bernice Molly Tabor. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Charnice Tabor. Charles proudly served his country in the US Navy for three years, then served as a medical missionary with his wife in South Korea for over 20 years. After returning to the states, Charles was employed as a physician at the Veterans Administration Out Patient Clinic in Winston Salem for over 20 years. Charles was an orchestra member of the National VA Medical Music Group and has served on many national and state committees and organizations, such as the Baptist Medical Dental Fellowship, as well as several medical mission trips.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm, Friday, February 24, 2017 at Hartsell Funeral Home - Albemarle. The funeral service will follow at 3:00 pm in Hartsell Funeral Home's Lefler Memorial Chapel.

Charles is survived by his wife of 69 years, Ellen Dennis Tabor; sons, Charles David Tabor and wife Christina Nelson and Dennis Gordon and wife Carol Dotson Tabor; grandchildren, Jennifer, Kara, David, Jr., Laura, and Beth; and great-grandson, Nicholas.

Hartsell Funeral Home is serving the Tabor family.

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Grover Devane Beachum
Grover Devane Beachum, 86 years of age, of Richfield, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Forrest Oakes Healthcare Center in Albemarle.

Mr. Beachum was born August 31, 1930 in Stanly County to the late Dudley Beachum and the late Carrie McIntyre Beachum. He was also preceded in death by six brothers and sisters.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle. The funeral service will be on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Open Door Baptist Church, 24639 NC-49A in Richfield officiated by Pastor Nathan Hammill. Burial will follow the service in the church cemetery.

Survivors include wife, Shirley Beachum of Richfield; sons, Ted Beachum of Polkton, Terry Beachum of Gold Hill, and Ricky Beachum of Richfield; step children, Stephanie Blaylock of Richfield, Lisa Bowen of Albemarle, Frankie Reed of Albemarle, Ethel Hatley of Albemarle, Peggy Fury of Richfield, and Aaron Akers of West Virginia; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; and sister, Ruth Almond of Ridgecrest.

Hartsell Funeral Home is serving the Beachum family.

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Tullie Lynne Newton
Tullie Lynne Newton, 82 years of age, of Mount Pleasant, passed away in the early hours of February 20, 2017.

Tullie was born June 16, 1934 in North Carolina to the late Hoyle Vernell Newton and Lillian Irene Wylie. She also preceded in death by son, Newton Carlton Slawson; daughter, Penelope Henry; brother, Wylie Hoyle Newton, Sr.; niece, Donna Newton Styers.

A Memorial service will be at Ann Street United Methodist Church on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 3:00 pm.

Survivors include brother, William Newton of Mount Pleasant, NC; two nieces, Billinda and Kelly Newton; nephews, Wylie Hoyle, Perry Newton, Phillip and Bruce Gray; sister in law, Kay Love Newton.

Memorials may be made to Ann Street United Methodist Church, 335 Ann St NW, Concord, NC 28025.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord is serving the Newton family.

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Henry Lee Furr
Henry Lee Furr, 83 years of age, of Concord, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast in Concord.

Henry was born April 27, 1933 in Concord, NC to the late Timothy Henry Furr and the late Ola Mae Drye Furr.

He was also preceded in death by sisters Mary Catherine Furr Cooke and Annie Doris Furr Greene; as well as his brother Ralph Moses Furr.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Yvonne Star Love Furr of the home; son Tony Lee Furr, Sr. and wife Shannon Ewing Furr; son Henry "Tim" Furr and wife Annette Fink Furr; grandchildren Tony Lee Furr, Jr. and wife Jessica Zbozny Furr, Ross Furr and wife Tara Ludwig Furr, and Ann-Marie Furr; brother Ray H. Furr and wife Brenda Furr as well as several nieces and nephews.

Henry was owner, builder and promoter of the Concord Motor Speedway. He owned Furr Grading Company and developed Lake Shore Estates and Lee Star Rentals, LLC. Henry also helped build Charlotte Motor Speedway while working for D.W. Flowe Grading of Charlotte, NC.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Friday, February 24, 2017 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord. The funeral service will be on Saturday at 1:00 pm at Hartsell Funeral Home Chapel of Concord, officiated by Rev. Randy Langford and Rev. Robert Howard. Burial will follow at Miami Baptist Church Cemetery, Concord, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Miami Baptist Church, 6701 Miami Church Rd, Concord, NC 28025.

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

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.