Obituaries

Previous Years Records (Prior to July 2018)

Notice of Death - Rev. Ralph E. "Jack" Kayler

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 10/22/2018 | Date of Birth: 6/2/1927 | Clergy
We have received word of the Monday, October 22, 2018 death of the Rev. Ralph Earl “Jack” Kayler of Greensboro.  He is survived by his wife, Claudette T. Kayler; two sons, the Rev. Claude J. Kayler (Lorie) and Dayton Kayler (Mary Katherine); a daughter, Jacqueline DeBrew (Clint); six grandchildren; ...

Notice of Death - Rev. G.A. Presley

Part-Time Local Pastor, CV District
Date of Death: 10/19/2018 | Date of Birth: 2/4/1950 | Clergy
We have received word of the unexpected death of the Rev. Gaylen Arlis “G.A.” Presley of Newton, on Friday, October 19, 2018.  He is survived by his wife, Kimberly, and a teenaged daughter, Katie.  A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at 3:00pm at Covenant UMC, 801 W ...

Notice of Death - Mrs. Jane H. Lutz

Spouse of Rev. Jack Lutz
Date of Death: 10/17/2018 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the Wednesday, October 17, 2018 death of Mrs. Dora Jane Henson Lutz, of Mooresville.  Jane is survived by her husband, the Rev. R.R. [Jack] Lutz; one son, Christopher Eugene Lutz (wife, Stephanie); and three grandchildren.  A Celebration of Life service will be held on ...

Notice of Death - Mrs. Remember J. "Ree" Smith

Spouse of Rev. Wayne R. Smith
Date of Death: 10/12/2018 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the Friday, October 12, 2018 death of Mrs. Remember Vanessa Jones Carr Smith of Willow Springs.  Ree is survived by her husband, the Rev. Wayne R. Smith (CV District); her sons, Richard Carr and Robert Carr (wife, Yolanda); and three grandchildren.  A Visitation was held on ...

Notice of Death - Rev. T. Steven McLain

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 10/10/2018 | Date of Birth: 10/27/1945 | Clergy
We have received word of the Wednesday, October 10, 2018 death of the Rev. Talmage Steven McLain of Elkin.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Connie Franklin McLain; a daughter, Shelly Lawter; two step-sons, Roger Speer and Larry Speer; three grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren.  A funeral ...

Notice of Death - Mrs. Elizabeth "Lib" W. McDonald

Widow of Rev. Thad L. McDonald, Jr.
Date of Death: 10/4/2018 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the Thursday, October 4, 2018 death of Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth “Lib” Wiggins McDonald, of Hickory.  She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Thad L. McDonald, Jr.  She is survived by a son, Thad L. McDonald, III (Margueritte Gilkey); a daughter, Frances M. Stafford ...

Notice of Death - Mrs. Ada W. Hoyle

Widow of Rev. Wayne E. Hoyle
Date of Death: 10/3/2018 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the death of Mrs. Ada Wingler Hoyle, of Lincolnton, on Wednesday, October 3, 2018.  She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Wayne Everette Hoyle; a son, David Allen Hoyle; and a granddaughter, Morgan Suzanne Hoyle.  She is survived by a daughter, Katrina Hoyle ...

Notice of Death - Mr. T. Denny Choplin

Spouse of Rev. Patricia P. Choplin
Date of Death: 9/20/2018 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the Thursday, September 20, 2018 death of Mr. Thomas Denny Choplin of Yadkinville.  He is survived by his wife, the Rev. Patricia "Patty" Poteate Choplin; two children, Brent Choplin (Drama) and Julia Norman (Eddie); four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  A ...

Notice of Death - Rev. William H. Osborne, Jr.

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 9/19/2018 | Date of Birth: 4/22/1942 | Clergy
Our office has received word of the Wednesday, September 19, 2018 death of the Rev. William Homer “Bill” Osborne, Jr. of Salisbury.  Rev. Osborne is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jane Yarborough Osborne; one son, Matthew Edward Osborne (Mary Beth); two granddaughters; and a brother, the Rev. Barry P. ...

Notice of Death - Mrs. Vivian R. Fite

Spouse of Rev. Ricky D. Fite
Date of Death: 9/12/2018 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the Wednesday, September 12, 2018 death of Mrs. Vivian Rodriguez Fite of Lincolnton.  She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Ricky Darryl Fite; two daughters, Valerie Fite Freeman (Joseph), and Jacqueline Ingrid Feagin (Thomas); and four grandchildren.  Her funeral service...

Notice of Death - Mrs. Amy P. Stapp

Spouse of Rev. T. Cayce Stapp
Date of Death: 9/8/2018 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the sudden death of Mrs. Amy Laura Powers Stapp of Lenexa, KS on Saturday, September 8, 2018.  She is survived her husband, the Rev. T. Cayce Stapp; two daughters, Emma Katherine and Isabelle Margaret; one son, Thomas Cullom; and her parents.   A celebration of life service...

Notice of Death - Rev. Joe L. Ervin

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 8/29/2018 | Date of Birth: 9/18/1929 | Clergy
We have received word of the Wednesday, August 29, 2018 death of the Rev. Joe Lane Ervin of Lincolnton.  He is survived by his wife, Rosalyn Morris Ervin; daughters, Susan Ervin Michael (Larry), and Alice Lane Ervin; son, Mike Pitman (Anne Craven); four grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.  A...

Notice of Death - Mr. James C. Cornelius

Widower of Mrs. Doris Cornelius, Diaconal Minister
Date of Death: 8/25/2018 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the Saturday, August 25, 2018 death of Mr. James Cecil “Jimmy” Cornelius of Monroe.  Mr. Cornelius was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Doris H. Cornelius, a retired diaconal minister.  Jimmy is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Jane Creech; a grandson, Mr. Joseph W. Creech ...

Notice of Death - Mrs. Joan W. Andrews

Widow of Rev. Fletcher L. Andrews
Date of Death: 8/20/2018 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the death of Mrs. Angela Joan Whitener Andrews of Maiden, on Monday, August 20, 2018.  She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Fletcher Lanier Andrews, and a son, the Rev. John Fletcher Andrews.  She is survived by two sons, the Rev. Harry F. Andrews and James ...

Notice of Death - Mrs. Ann S. Boyd

Widow of Rev. Jay Boyd
Date of Death: 8/16/2018 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the death of Mrs. Eleanor Ann Scott Boyd, of Winston-Salem, on Thursday, August 16, 2018.  She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Jasper (Jay) Boyd.  She is survived by two sons, Vann Alan Boyd (his wife, Caroline) and James Scott Boyd; three grandchildren; and ...

Notice of Death - Mr. Darryl K. Beckerleg

Spouse of Rev. Michelle Foster-Beckerleg
Date of Death: 7/27/2018 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the Friday, July 27, 2018 death of Mr. Darryl Keith Beckerleg of High Point.  He is survived by his wife, the Rev. Michelle L. Foster-Beckerleg; his children, Lindsay and Ben; and stepsons, Michael and Pearson.  A service to celebrate Darryl’s life will be held at 2:00 pm on...

Notice of Death - Mrs. Pauline F. "Polly" Scott

Widow of Rev. LeRoy A. Scott
Date of Death: 7/24/2018 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the Tuesday, July 24, 2018 death of Mrs. Pauline Elizabeth Fincher "Polly" Scott in Winston-Salem.  She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. LeRoy A. Scott, and a daughter, Joie Rice Edwards.  She is survived by her daughters, Sandy Rice Troutman and Jan Rice ...

Notice of Death - Mrs. Rosa H. Sellers

Widow of Rev. Liston Sellers
Date of Death: 7/17/2018 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the death of Mrs. Rosa Lee Hooker Sellers of Greensboro, on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.  She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Liston Sellers, Jr.  She is survived by a son, Curtis Lamar Sellers.  A Celebration of Life service will be held at Saint John's United ...

Notice of Death - Mrs. Jeannie C. Fox

Spouse of Rev. Bryan Fox
Date of Death: 7/15/2018 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the Sunday, July 15, 2018 death of Mrs. Jeannie Lee Cashion Fox, at her home.  She is survived by her husband, the Rev. D. Bryan Fox, Jr.  A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 2:00pm at Madison United Methodist Church, 110 W. Academy Street, Madison, ...

Notice of Death - Ms. Panzie M. Stevens

Retired Local Pastor
Date of Death: 7/11/2018 | Date of Birth: 10/4/1934 | Clergy
Our office has just received word of the Wednesday, July 11, 2018 death of Ms. Panzie Merilyn Miller Stevens of Charlotte.  She is survived by her son, Joseph Cleveland Stevens (Nella), and two granddaughters.  A funeral service was held on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 1:00 pm in the Bumgardner ...

Notice of Death - Mrs. Barbara M. Temple

Widow of Rev. Edward Temple
Date of Death: 7/7/2018 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the death of Mrs. Barbara Minish Temple, of Charlotte, on Saturday, July 7, 2018.  She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Edward O. Temple, Jr. in 1988.  No further information is available.  

Notice of Death - Rev. Dr. Earl Wilson Jr.

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 7/3/2018 | Date of Birth: 9/16/1946 | Clergy
Our office has received word of the Tuesday, July 3, 2018 death of the Rev. Dr. Earl Wilson, Jr., former Charlotte District Superintendent and resident of Monroe, NC.  Earl is survived by his wife, Doris Kinlaw Wilson; his son, Earl Wilson, III (wife, Camilla); daughter, Lindy Overstreet; and four ...

Notice of Death - Mrs. Hazel B. Johnson

Widow of Rev. Timothy I. Johnson
Date of Death: 6/25/2018 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the Monday, June 25, 2018 death of Mrs. Hazel Lean Brewer Johnson of Concord.  She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Timothy I. Johnson, II.  She is survived by her sons Dempsey, Timothy, Terrence, and Tracey, and her daughter Terri.  A Memorial Service was held...

Notice of Death - Mrs. Helen G. Hancock

Widow of Rev. Oros L. Hancock, Jr.
Date of Death: 6/11/2018 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the Sunday, June 11, 2018 death of Mrs. Helen Jean Gross Hancock of Marshville.  She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Oros Leo Hancock, Jr.  She is survived by her daughters, Deborah Nifong (Richard), Ruth Gardner (Clark), and Donna J. Stockwell (Jerry); sons, ...
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