Bonds to finance construction of Cabarrus County’s jail housing unit went on the market Nov. 13 at a rate of 4.94 percent for the $58.8 million bond sale.
Cabarrus County officials made a choice to wait to sell these bonds until the market was more favorable. With guidance from the county’s underwriters, Cabarrus County watched the market to select the best date.
The 4.94 percent interest rate is only .30 percent higher than the rate just prior to the shift in the economy.
“We wanted to be prudent and wait for the right opportunity to sell,” said Pam Dubois, Cabarrus County deputy manager and finance director. “This is a great rate, and we wanted to get ahead of other local governments selling their bonds, since there is so much backed up demand in the market.”
The bonds for the jail housing unit will be paid by semi-annual payments over the next 20 years. Cabarrus County will pay interest only for the first two years. The payment for this fiscal year will total $1.4 million.
The 580-bed jail housing unit is under construction behind the newly opened Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Administration Building on Corban Avenue in downtown Concord.
Seven members of law enforcement from the Concord Police Department, Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Department and the Kannapolis Police Department earned Crisis Intervention Team designation at a special graduation ceremony Oct. 17 at the Rowan Campus of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.
One member of the Concord Police Department, two members of the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Department and four members of the Kannapolis Police Department joined 16 other law enforcement members from eight area agencies who have completed the intensive 40-hour training.
Officer Robert Danner graduated from the Concord Police Department. Graduating officers from the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Department were deputy Roberto Rodriguez and deputy Susan Griffin. Graduating officers from the Kannapolis Police Department were Detective Timothy Roth, police officer Jennifer Hyatt, police officer Christopher Fisher and Detective Jamie Beach. Graduating officers from the Salisbury Police Department were Master Police Officer Rita Kay Rule, Master Police Officer Michael Colbert and Master Police Officer Jason Robertson.
Officers received a certificate of completion from the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College criminal justice department and a CIT uniform pin which distinguishes the officer as a member of the Crisis Intervention Team within his/her department.
The CIT training teaches law enforcement how to handle crises in mental health situations. The seven officers are members of the fourth graduating class for CIT training. The first three classes were held in January, April and July and graduated more than 70 officers from sheriff’s departments in Cabarrus, Davidson, Rowan, Stanly and Union County, as well as Kannapolis, Salisbury, Concord, Monroe and Albemarle police departments.
The training is sponsored by PBH, and is patterned after the Memphis, Tenn., Police Department CIT Program. The program was introduced to our area in January through the efforts of the Rowan, Cabarrus and Union county affiliates of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and PBH. It offers specialized training to law enforcement officers responding to mental health crisis situations and encourages cooperation among law enforcement agencies, mental health professionals and local community agencies to meet the needs of people experiencing a mental health crisis.
Participating officers earn continuing education credits to help them meet their annual law enforcement training requirements. The program emphasizes safety first and teaches crisis intervention and verbal de-escalation techniques that reduce the risk of harm. The goal of the program is to train 25 percent of all area law enforcement in Cabarrus, Davidson, Rowan, Stanly and Union counties.
The next class for CIT training will convene in January. For more information, contact PBH Community Relations Director Steve Tomlinson at 704-721-7066 or by e-mail at SteveT@pamh.com.
• Clifton Jonathan Green, 46 Auburn St., Newhaven, Conn.; aggravated assault of an officer, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, and resisting arrest; $70,000 bond; Nov. 12.
• Altise Shaheed Bridges, 20, streets of Kannapolis; breaking and entering, felony larceny, possession with intent to sell and distribute counterfeit currency, resisting public officer; Nov 14.
• Clayton Moses, 21, 103 Hoke St.; breaking and entering, felony larceny, possession with intent to sell and distribute counterfeit currency, resisting public officer; Nov. 14.
• Dichris Wood, 21, 1412 Birch St.; breaking and entering, felony larceny, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to sell and distribute counterfeit currency, resisting public officer; Nov. 14.
• Cynthia Leann Morgan, 41, 280 Kern Carlton Road; drug violations, $10,000 bond; Nov. 10.
• Chareese Jamel McMillon, 21, 196 Fairmont Circle; burglary, forcible entry, vandalism; $1,000 bond; Nov. 9.
• Lauren McDonell, 20, 562 Easy St.; worthless check charge; Nov. 9.
• Ervin Lee Cleaton Jr., 36, 2608 Millard Fuller Way; simple assault, interfering with 911 communication; Nov. 9.
• Melody Lynn Fain, 42, 408 Easy St.; simple assault, resisting arrest, interfering with 911 communication, $500 bond; Nov. 9.
• Larry Clark, 31, 1356 Meadow Creek Drive; parole and probation violations; Nov. 10.
• Donuell Johnson 24, 112 Waco Ave.; marijuana possession; $500; Nov. 11; also failure to appear on charge of marijuana possession; $3,000 bond; Nov. 11.
• Isabell McCallum, 48, 3649 Ivy Grove Court; shoplifting; Nov. 10.
• Zuri Knox, 18, 1211 Holland St.; contempt of court, perjury; Nov. 14.
• Jeremy Lavar Jones, 23, 613 Irene Ave.; failure to appear on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana; also failure to appear for no operator’s license; Nov. 11.
• Robin Wallace, 45, 312 Central Ave.; failure to appear on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and violating protective order, also contempt of court, perjury; $7,000 bond; Nov. 12.
• Joseph Odell Ayers, 45, 2150 Sitton Hill Road, Easley, S.C.; obtaining money or property by false pretenses; $160,000 bond; Nov. 13.
• James Helms, 34, 1006 Fisher St., Concord; non-assaultive child abuse; Nov. 12.
• William Jeffrey Myers, 42, 1010 Dakota St.; violation of domestic violence protective order; Nov. 11.
• Timothy Kevin Williams, 203 Pearl St., Salisbury; parole and probation violations; Nov. 11.
• Michael Shane Caster, 2809 S. Ridge Ave., Concord; failure to appear on charges of driving while license revoked, speeding and no operator’s license; Nov. 12.
• Carlos Morrow, 26, 3421 Orr St.; failure to appear on charges of driving while license revoked, red light violation and possession of schedule VI substance; Nov. 12.
• Miguel Gomez-Anaya, 24, 1712 Inspired Way; driving while impaired, no operator’s license; Nov. 13.
• Carmen Rappe, 48, 1511 Oakshade Ave.; shoplifting; Nov. 12.
• Michael Milam, 47, 7971 Arizona Place; failure to appear on charge of larceny; Nov. 12.
• Derek Justin Skinner, 28, 405 Oakdale Ave.; fugitive, criminal domestic violence, also physical assault; Nov. 14.
• Freddie Moss, 22, 2306 Centergrove Road; contempt of court perjury; Nov. 14.
• Cedric Edward Kennedy, 32, 915 N. Juniper St; assault on female; Nov. 15.
• Shannon Cherry, 20, 1728 Clemson Court; contempt of court perjury, criminal damage to property; Nov. 15.
• Bonnie Everett, 63, 219 S. Rose Ave.; worthless checks; Nov. 15.
• Daniel Mejia Zapata, 28, 1750 20th Ave. N.E., Hickory; driving while impaired, .16 blood alcohol test, driving with open container, driving while license revoked, driving left of center line; $10,000 bond; Nov. 15.
• Lori Tate, 29, 410 V8 St.; contempt of court, perjury; Nov. 15.
• Johnny Neal Paxton, 5200 Grand Canyon Road, Concord; robbery; $6,000 bond; Nov. 16.
• Jordan Cunningham, 18, 1229 Moss Acres Court; driving while impaired, also speeding 60 mph in 45-mph zone, displaying or using license known to be revoked, driving while license revoked and failure to maintain lane; $1,000 bond; Nov. 16.
• James Jackson, 59, 303 Bethpage Road, driving while impaired, .08 blood alcohol test; Nov. 16.
• Timothy Hess, 26, 6111 Blue Ridge Drive, Concord; aggravated assault; $1,000 bond; Nov. 16.
• Timothy Steele, 30, 128 York Ave.; driving while impaired, .08 blood alcohol test, escape from custody or resisting arrest; $6,000 bond; Nov. 16.
• On Nov. 9, officers investigated a death by natural causes.
• On Nov. 9, officers investigated a Tylenol overdose.
• On Nov. 9, Quality Plus reported someone paid for fuel with counterfeit currency.
• On Nov. 9, Evelyn Barnhardt reported someone forced open her back door with a tire tool.
• On Nov. 9, Home Depot reported someone paid for merchandise with a fraudulent check.
• On Nov. 9, Jimmie Dowd reported someone took two motorcycles from his shed.
• On Nov. 9, Elijah Powell reported someone had entered his home and removed an XBox.
• On Nov. 9, Rushco No. 6 reported someone had passed counterfeit currency.
• On Nov. 9, two officers reported someone had struck them on the chests.
• On Nov. 10, officers investigated someone who threatened to hang himself from a shower rod.
• On Nov. 9, Wendee White reported someone pulled her phone cord out of the wall.
• On Nov. 10, Richard Johnson reported someone forged his check.
• On Nov. 10, Mark Parrish reported someone threw a rock through his front window.
• On Nov. 10, McDonald’s reported someone presented counterfeit currency.
• On Nov. 10, Dollar General reported someone concealed items while inside store.
• On Nov. 11, Brenda Shepherd reported someone took her vehicle without permission.
• On Nov. 11, Kenneth Nashif reported someone broke out the window to his apartment.
• On Nov. 11, Kelly Scoggins reported someone broke into a home and removed a scooter and other items.
• On Nov. 11, Elmer Evans reported someone threw rocks through vehicle window.
• On Nov. 11, Jason Russell reported someone broke into a structure and stole items.
• On Nov. 11, Dollar General Store reported someone passed a fraudulent check to receive goods.
• On Nov. 11, Best Buy reported someone obtained property with a fake ID.
• On Nov. 12, David Cratslely reported someone got into his vehicle and took a speaker box.
• On Nov. 12, Tonda Jones reported an acquaintance removed a diamond ring from her bedroom.
• On Nov. 12, Cabarrus County ABC reported someone ran in the front door, grabbed two bottles of alcohol, and ran out.
• On Nov. 12, Food Lion No. 755 reported someone placed items in a pocket with intent to take without paying for them.
• On Nov. 13, officers investigated a death by carbon monoxide poisoning.
• On Nov. 13, Lowe’s Foods reported someone concealed items in a purse.
• On Nov. 14, Robert Efird reported someone entered an open garage and stole property.
• On Nov. 14, Teresa Hawkins reported individuals broke into the back door of her home and removed property.
• On Nov. 14, Clayton Watson reported someone entered his home through an unlocked window and removed property.
• On Nov. 15, Kasandra Kennedy reported someone struck her in the face with his hand.
• On Nov. 14, Anna Poull reported someone took her purse from a public food court.
• On Nov. 15, Brandon Littlejohn reported someone damaged his broken down vehicle.
• On Nov. 16, Dollar General Store No. 10100 reported someone concealed items in her purse and removed them from the store.
• On Nov. 16, Kesha Grant reported someone took her diamond bracelet without permission.
• On Nov. 16, Cathy Hess reported someone grabbed her and pushed her down.
• On Nov. 17, Audrey Goodman reported someone entered her vehicle through an unlocked door.
Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office
• Jennifer Brooks, 27, 86 Brown St.; shoplifting, $20,000 bond; Nov. 11; Deputy Hale.
• Gina Percy, 32, 5525 Hammermill Drive, Harrisburg; speeding, no operator’s license; $500 bond; Nov. 11; Sergeant Wallace.
• Becky C. Hester, 51, 8620 Middleton Circle, Harrisburg, was served a criminal summons for injury to real property; Nov. 12; Deputy Brown.
• Monica Brown, 27, 4800 Stoney Trace Drive, Mint Hill; possession of burglary tools, attempted breaking and entering, attempted larceny, second-degree trespassing; $2,000 bond; Nov. 11; Deputy Adcock.
• Jameison Deaton, 38, 6509 Coldwater Court, Charlotte; possession of burglary tools, attempted breaking and entering, attempted larceny, second-degree trespassing; $5,000 bond; Nov. 11; Deputy Adcock.
• Kenneth R. Unruh, 38, 2725 Erin Road, Orlando, Fla.; felony possession of stolen vehicle, felony speeding to elude arrest, speeding, no operator’s license, resisting, obstructing and delaying arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia, and improper passing. $15,000 bond; Nov. 11; Deputy Joyner.
• Robert Niegel Ford, 25, 310 Lincoln St. Concord, failure to pay child support; $500 bond; Nov. 11; Deputy Moon.
• Pearl Heyward Gabbard, 45, 28079 Pole Running Road, Mt. Pleasant, felony conversion and simple worthless check; Nov. 11; Detective Schmitt.
• Robert Bruce Webster, 38, 285 Lake Ave., Lot 38, Frostproof, Fla.; possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, driving while license revoked; $40,000 bond; Nov. 11; Lt. Bailey.
• Donald Douglas Duncan, 38, 1095 Pine Circle, Concord; failure to pay child support; $6,000 bond; Nov. 11; Deputy Hale.
• Desmond Frimpond, 24, 1006 Bluebill Lane, Concord; injury to real property; $5,000 bond; Nov. 11; Deputy Whitley.
• Dennis John Perrotte, 37, 1411 Henslee Place, Concord; served with citation for unauthorized use of motor vehicle; Nov. 13; Bailey.
• Brian Michael Kennedy, 39, 820 Ray Suggs Place, concord, contempt; $500 bond; Nov 13; Deputy Burchett.
• David Shain Motley, 35, 931 Watson Drive, Concord; failure to pay child support; $2,200 bond; Nov. 13; Burchett.
• Tangie Lashelle Webster, 20, 122 Wayne Ave., Kannapolis; failure to appear on charges of resisting an officer, probation violation, and driving while impaired; $30,000 bond; Nov. 13; Deputy Hale.
• Jacqueline Nicole Gray, 24, 5138 Daffodil Lane, Concord; assault and battery; Nov. 13; Deputy Berg.
• Amber Johnson Tourgellote, 33, 4941 Valley Trail Court, Concord; assault and battery; Nov. 13; Berg.
• Jessica Joan Brown, 21, 5991 Tall Tree Lane, Harrisburg; driving while impaired, no operator’s license, speeding 70 mph in 55-mph zone; $3,000 bond; Nov. 13; Deputy Klinglesmith.
• Larry Wayne Earnhardt Jr., 28, 3983 Garmon Mill Road, Midland; arrested on Stanly County order for arrest for failing to appear on simple possession of schedule VI, possession of drug paraphernalia and altering, stealing or destroying evidence. $4,800 bond; Nov. 13, Deputy Little.
• Johnny Monley, 36, 2012 Carolina Ave., Kannapolis, failure to pay child support; $1727; Nov. 14; Deputy Hale.
• James L. Rhinehardt, 49, 2772 Shoe Road, China Grove; assault on female; Nov. 14; Hale.
• James T. Lawson, 26, 924 Watson Drive, Concord; failure to appear on driving while impaired, no operator’s license, driving with open container, unsafe movement, fictitious tag and speeding; Nov. 14; Hale.
• Cornelius D. Phillips, 31, 3737 Patriots Place, Concord; failure to pay child support; $445.38 bond; Nov. 14; Hale.
• Roberta L. Grier, 35, 49 White St. Concord; failure to appear on charges of failure to pay child support; $1,176 bond; Nov. 14; Deputy Marciano.
• Barney C. Filler Jr., 25, 191 Cross Meadow Lane, Mooresville; arrested on Rowan County warrant for driving while impaired and fictitious tag; $3,500 bond; Nov. 14; Marciano.
• Eddie R Smith, 48, 11155 Hartsell Road, Midland, failure to appear on driving while impaired, no operator’s license, fictitious tag and failure to wear seatbelt; $2,500 bond; Nov. 15; Deputy Logan.
• Bobby L. McClure, 50, 4314 DC Drive, Concord; resisting, obstructing and delaying an officer; Nov. 15; $1,000 bond; Logan.
• Jackson B. Whetsel, 23, 989 Tiger Lane, Charlotte; driving while impaired; Nov. 16; Deputy Shue.
• Dale R. Buckerfield, 43, 100 Gateway Blvd., Greenville, S.C.; driving while impaired, driving with open container, and resisting, obstructing and delaying an officer; Nov. 16; Deputy Zeman.
• Nicole Kalakore, 3327 Roundcliff Drive, Concord, reported that someone opened a Time Warner Cable account in her name without her permission in the year 2003; Nov. 12; Schmitt.
• Lynn Edwards, 44714 Fish Camp Road, New London, reported that a known person converted her goods to their own use and wrote her a worthless check; Nov. 12; Schmitt.
• Stacey Christenbury, 7506 Untz Road, Concord, reported someone accessed her PayPal account without her permission; Nov. 12; Schmitt.
• Investigation of death by natural causes; Nov. 12; Deputy McClure.
• Amber Stevens, 1006 Bluebill Lane, Concord, reported someone caused approximately $300 in damages to her residence.
• Carrie Lane Eury, 6003 Miller Road, Kannapolis, reported someone entered her locked Ford Windstar and removed electronic items valued at $710; damage to vehicle $200; Nov. 13; Deputy Moreau.
• Steven Craig Morgan, 4344 Cline School Road, Concord, reported someone used his personal information to obtain credit; amount of credit obtained, $1,604.35; Nov. 13; Berg.
• Stacy Winslow, 8411 Mossy Cup Trail, Harrisburg, reported someone entered her locked 2003 GMC Envoy and removed jewelry and a purse with a total value of $620 while it was parked at Harrisburg Elementary School, estimated damage to vehicle $250; Nov. 13; Edwards.
• Joshua Shane Pressley, 721 Loch Lomond Circle, Concord, reported his home was broken into and items valued at $4,600 were removed; several areas in the home were also damaged, value unknown; Nov. 13; Berg.
• William M. Wilson, 2230 Pope Road, Midland, reported between Nov. 11 and Nov. 12 someone removed medication valued at $32.99 from his home; Nov. 14; Deputy Lisk.
• Willie T. Knox, 9975 Sybbie St. Concord, reported someone entered his home and removed items estimated at $1,900; Nov. 14; Deputy Adcock.
• Leanne T. Meeks, 2926 Wild Duck Court, Charlotte, reported someone entered her vehicle on Nov. 14 while it was parked at Peak Fitness in Harrisburg and removed items with an estimated value of $50; Nov. 15; Deputy Joyner.
• Robert D. Tench, 200 Poplar Woods Drive, Concord, reported someone entered his home on Nov. 14 and removed items estimated at $1,060; Nov. 15; Adcock.
• Timothy Barbee, 8154 Reed Mine Road, Midland, reported someone entered his vehicle between Nov. 14 and Nov. 15 and removed items estimated at $100; Nov. 15; Logan.
• Andre J. Lussier, 5951 Roberta Place, Harrisburg, reported someone entered his home on Nov. 14 and removed items estimated at $1,000; Nov. 15; Logan.
• Joseph M. Parker, 8465 Flowe Store Road, Concord, reported someone broke a window at his vacant house at 8453 Flowe Store Road between Nov. 14 and Nov. 15, causing $200 in damage; Nov. 15; Logan.
• Stephen M. Schreiner, 8068 Cross Creek Lane, Denver, reported someone entered his vacant house at 8836 Thatcher Place Circle, Harrisburg, between Nov. 3 and Nov. 15, no items missing at time of report ; Nov. 15; Peck.
• Kristopher Grandt, 517 W. Ryder Ave., Landis, reported someone caused $60 damage to his vehicle; Nov. 16; Logan.
• Joshua Thomas, representative for Shell LLC, 5054 N.C. 49, reported someone removed two cartons of cigarettes valued at $82.80 from the store; Nov. 16; Deputy Gue.
• Bobby Cooper, 2636 Golfball Circle, Concord, reported someone attempted to enter his residence, causing $100 damage between Nov. 13 and Nov. 16; Nov. 16; Logan.
• Alarm activated at Carey Insurance Agency, 4452 Railroad Ave., Harrisburg; responding officer located forced entry to front door; undisclosed amount of cash removed; Nov. 16; Deputy Staton.
From Rowan County Sheriff’s Office:
• Steven Wayne Pennington, 206 Vanderbilt Ave., China Grove, reported items stolen from several vehicles parked in driveways in China Grove and Kannapolis the night of Oct. 29.
• Randy Galloway, 5260 Enochville School Road, China Grove, reported cash stolen from his vehicle while it was parked at his home the night of Oct. 29.
• Barbara Jordan Wilkerson, 985 John St., China Grove, reported keys stolen from her vehicle while it was parked at her home Oct. 30.
• Christopher Lee Carter, 23, was charged Nov. 2 at 2500 Earle St., Kannapolis, with misdemeanor aiding and abetting.
• James Richard Varner reported a vehicle stolen Nov. 2 or 3 from 1155 Emanuel St., Kannapolis.
• Michael Shane Wilhelm, 36, was charged Nov. 3 with assault with a deadly weapon at 1073 Gaddy Mobile Home Drive, Kannapolis.
On Tuesday, Nov. 25, the Concord-Cabarrus Business and Professional Women will hold its monthly dinner meeting at Costello’s Restaurant, 970 Branchview Dr. N.E., Concord.
Networking will start at 6 p.m. The program will feature Sarah Sheperis, assistant director of the Crisis Pregnancy Center of Cabarrus County, who will share the center’s mission and goals.
Individuals interested in attending should contact Vicky Goga, 704279-1765; or e-mail: allthatglitters@ windstream.net.
CONCORD — Fred William Dennis, 92, Crescent Heights, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008, at The Bob and Carolyn Tucker Hospice House.
Born Feb. 4, 1916, he was the son of the late Joe and Stella Corzine Dennis. He graduated from Davidson College in 1938 and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He owned Dennis Furniture Co. He was a member of Central UMC and the Concord Rotary Club, where he was a Paul Harris Fellow, and the North Carolina Rotarian of the Year in 2007.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sue Batte Dennis.
Survivors include daughters Susan Kennerly, Greensboro, Ginger Miyamoto, Columbia, Md., and Nancy Jo King, Concord; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
A service was held Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008, at Central United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Andy Langford. Burial with military rites, Oakwood Cemetery.
Memorials: Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28001 or Central United Methodist Church, 30 Union St. N., Concord, NC 28025.
Wilkinson Funeral Home was in charge.
CONCORD — Mary Catherine Furr Cooke Eudy, 79, 6477 Mount Pleasant Road S., died Friday, Nov. 7, 2008.
Born Dec. 19, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Timothy Henry and Ola Mae Drye Furr. She was a self-employed hair stylist. She was a member of St. Martin Lutheran Church and a Meals on Wheels volunteer.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, George M. Cooke Jr.
Survivors include husband Mack Reade Eudy; son Steve Cooke, Apex; daughters Marilyn Barringer, Mount Pleasant, and Susan Standish,Charlotte; brothers Henry Lee and Ray H. Furr, both of Concord; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A service was held at St. Martin Lutheran Church, conducted by the Rev. Marvin Honeycutt and the Rev. T.C. Plexico. Burial, church cemetery.
Memorials: Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC, 28081 or St. Martin Lutheran Church, 5469 NC Highway 200, Concord, NC, 28025.
Hartsell Funeral Home is assisting the family.
KANNAPOLIS — Vachel Lee Basinger, 76, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008, at his home.
Born Aug. 16, 1932, he was the son of the late Walter I. and Bessie Mae Sloop Basinger. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and retired in 1994 from Pillowtex Corp. He was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church.
He is survived by Ann Fesperman Basinger, his wife of 53 years; sons Ricky Basinger, Kannapolis, and Darrell Basinger, Huntersville; brother Gene Basinger, Concord; and six grandchildren.
A service was held Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, at Memorial United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Jim Brookshire. Burial, Carolina Memorial Park.
Memorials: Memorial United Methodist Church, 1100 W. C St., Kannapolis, NC 28081 or Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081
Whitley’s Funeral Home is assisting the family.
CHINA GROVE — Rudd James Farrington, 85, China Grove, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, at Britthaven of Charlotte.
Mr. Farrington was born June 25, 1923, in Ashe County, a son of the late John and Melinda “Cordie” Osborne Farrington.
Rudd owned and operated Farrington Brothers Lumber Co. with his brother, Donald William Farrington. He was a World War II Army veteran serving with the 389th AAA. He was a member of Immanuel Presbyterian Church in China Grove.
Survivors include his wife, Juanita Branham Farrington; sons Jim and Mike Farrington, both of China Grove; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and sisters Marie Lambert, Salisbury, and Johnsie Earnhardt, Concord.
Services were Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, at Wilkinson Funeral Home with the Rev. Mary Hatley officiating. Graveside Saturday at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, Laurel Springs (Peak Creek Community) with military rites.
Memorials: American Diabetes Association, Charlotte Office, 222 Church St., Charlotte, NC 28202.
Wilkinson Funeral Home of Concord in charge.
CONCORD — Doris Lee White Pharr, 74, 504 Honduras St., died Monday, Nov, 10, 2008, at her residence.
Born Dec. 7, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Clifford L. and Luvenia L. White.
She was preceded in death by husband Charles William Pharr Sr.
Survivors include sons Charles W. Pharr and Kenneth Pharr, of the home, and Raford Pharr, California; daughters Jeweldine Steele, Kay Frances P. Hill, and Franise Pharr, all of Concord, and Geraldine Carr, Charlotte; Jebirel Abdw-Raheem and Twann Pharr, Charlotte; six sisters and three brothers; four grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
A service was held Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008, at Pleasant Grove AME Zion Church in Harrisburg, conducted by the Rev. James Milton II. Burial, church cemetery.
CONCORD — Brenda Lee Walker, 62, 102 Cory Ave. S.W., died Friday, Nov. 7, 2008, at CMC-NorthEast.
She was the daughter of the late Willie James and Maggie Lee Townsend. She was a member of New Life Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Walker.
Survivors include daughter Felecia Wilson, of the home; sons Curtis Lee Anderson Jr., Kannapolis, Roosevelt Walker Jr., Salisbury, and Willie James Anderson, Tabor City; brothers James Edward Townsend, Florida, and Ernest Bostick, Concord.
A service was held Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, at New Life Baptist Church.
Kelsey Funeral Home is assisting the family.
MIDLAND — Doris Elaine Love, 43, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, at Presbyterian Hospital, Matthews.
Born Dec. 9, 1964, she was the daughter of Emma Washington Cunningham.
Survivors include husband Sedrick Love, Locust; father Bobby Ray Mobley, Kannapolis; mother and stepfather, Emma Lee and Frank Cunningham, Midland; daughters Kimberly and Cedricka Love, both of Concord; brothers Terry Washington, Concord, and Bobby Ray Mobley Jr., Kannapolis; sister Pernita Hampton, Concord; grandmother Marjorie Moser and stepgrandfather Frank Moser, Midland; and four grandchildren.
Services were Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, at Hartsell Funeral Home, conducted by Doug Fincher.
Joel Fowler Jr.
CONCORD — Joel Vester Fowler Jr., 80, 515 Lake Concord Road, formerly of Landis, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008, at Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast.
Mr. Fowler was born Jan. 22, 1928, in Cabarrus County to the late Joel “Beck” Vester Fowler Sr., and Matilda Hilton Fowler.
Mr. Fowler served in the Navy during World War II. He was a minister and member of Truth Temple Church in Kannapolis.
Surviving are his wife, Janet Faw Fowler; daughters Sharan Wilson, Concord and Michele Thompson, Kannapolis; sister Faye Stewart, Landis; brothers Frank and Wayne Fowler, both of Landis, Larry Fowler, Salisbury; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services were Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, at Hartsell Funeral Home, with the Rev. Gary Posey officiating. Burial, Carolina Memorial Park, Kannapolis, with military rites by Cabarrus County Veterans Honor Guard.
Memorials: National Kidney Foundation, 5950 Fairview Road, Charlotte, NC 28210.
Stephen Duffy Jr.
KANNAPOLIS — Stephen Patrick Duffy Jr., 23, 1319 Mount Vernon Ave., died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008.
Born Oct. 6, 1985, he was the son of Stephen Patrick Duffy Sr. and Teresa Dean Gant Duffy, both of Huntersville. He was self-employed as a roofer, carpenter and painter. He was a member of Parkwood Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, survivors include sister Renee Collins, Concord; paternal grandparents Leroy and Weece Duffy, Charlotte; and maternal grandparents Dewey and Christine Gant, Asheville.
A service was held Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, at Parkwood Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Darrell Coble. Burial, Carolina Memorial Park.
Memorials: Humane Society of Concord and Greater Cabarrus County, P.O. Box 3104, Concord, NC, 28025.
Hartsell Funeral Home is assisting the family.
LINCOLNTON — Billy Lee Michael Sr., 69, 1756 Woolie Road, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2008.
Born in Lincoln County, he was the son of the late John William and Eunice Mae Ingle Michael. He worked for the Lincoln County Maintenance Department.
Survivors include wife Judy Houser Michael; son Billy Lee Michael Jr., Lincolnton; daughter Lori Michael Sronce, Lincolnton; sister Jeanette Houser, Concord; stepchildren Sharon Barbee, Wanda Houser and Melvin Houser, all of Concord; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and six step-grandchildren.
A service was held Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, at Union Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Gary Saunders. Burial, Union Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials: Union Baptist Church, 2801 McCorkle Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092.
Warlick Funeral Home is serving the family.
ROCKWELL — Rufus Simpson Patterson, 87, Rockwell, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2008, at Genesis Eldercare, Salisbury.
Born Dec. 12, 1920, in Rowan County, he was the son of the late Robert and Daisy Fisher Patterson. He was a graduate of Rockwell High School.
A veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving during World War II, he was a member of Keller Memorial Masonic Lodge and Lyerly Evangelical Church, both in Rockwell. He was a board member of Nazareth Children’s Home for a number of years. He was a supervisor for Cannon Mills Co., from which he retired.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Edith Kincaid Patterson; sons David Patterson, Rockwell, and Paul Patterson, Landis; brother Bob Patterson, Greenville, S.C.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services were Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008, at Lyerly Evangelical Church, Rockwell, with the Rev. Junior Gaither. Burial, church cemetery.
Memorials: Nazareth Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1438, Rockwell, NC 28138.
Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the family.
KANNAPOLIS — Jacob Wilson, 65, Charlotte, formerly of Kannapolis, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2008, at Presbyterian Hospital.
He was the son of the late Jacob and Alberta Richardson Wilson. He worked for Fieldcrest Cannon.
Survivors include wife Celia Wilson; daughters Angela Wilson, Candice Campbell and Pamela Reid, all of Kannapolis; sons Kerry Wilson and Cecil Jackson, both of Charlotte, and Robin Scott, Conyers, Ga.; sisters Louise Laney, Long Branch, N.J., Patricia Wilson-Ross, Brandon, Miss., and Brenda K. Ritter, Queens, N.Y.; brother Ralph L. Wilson, Kannapolis; and 12 grandchildren.
A service was held Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, at Victory Christian Center in Charlotte conducted by pastor Robyn Gool. Burial, Crown Memorial Park, Pineville.
Kannapolis Mortuary is assisting the family.
KANNAPOLIS — Arrie Lucille Bost Butler, 88, 2910 N. Main St., died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008, at her residence.
Born Sept. 6, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Dollie White Bost. She was a member of First Baptist Church and the Eastern Star.
Survivors include daughters Lorna Butler, Kannapolis, and Joan Butler, Elizabeth, N.J.; son Michael Rose; sisters Alberta Whitfield and Nellie Russell, both of Kannapolis, and Rachel Cagle, Albemarle; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
A service was held Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, at First Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Henry McNeill. Burial, National Cemetery in Salisbury.
Clark Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Thomas Neill Jr.
SPENCER — Thomas Carlton Neill Jr., 82, 200 N. Yadkin Ave., died Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, at his home after a year of declining health.
He was born April 24, 1926, to the late Thomas C. Neill Sr. and Mary Frazier Neill. Mr. Neill was a 1944 graduate of Spencer High School and a World War II U.S. Navy veteran of the Iwo Jima and Okinawa campaigns. He worked at Taylor Mfg. Co. in Salisbury, the town of Spencer and retired from Power Curbers Inc.
Mr. Neill served as a special deputy for the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office and as a town alderman, volunteer firefighter and auxiliary police officer for the town of Spencer. He was a former deacon and choir member of First Baptist Church, Spencer, and was a member of Spencer Masonic Lodge 543, Spencer Moose Lodge and the Scottish Rite Temple of Greensboro.
Mr. Neill was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Boger Neill, on Feb. 21, 2002.
Survivors include companion Vi Payne, Spencer; children Thomas C. Neill III, Lexington, Julie N. Barchfeld, Louisville, Ky., Cindy E. Neill; one grandchild; and brother Dob McCarn, Kannapolis.
Services were Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, at First Baptist Church of Spencer with the Rev. Franklin Myers officiating. Burial with Masonic rites at Rowan Memorial Park.
Memorials: Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 512 Klumac Rd., Suite 3, Salisbury NC 28144.
Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Neill family.
CONCORD — Effie Mae Adams Childers, 95, 5316 Almeda Place, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2008, at Olde Knox Commons at the Village of Mecklenburg.
Born March 18, 1913, she was the daughter of the late George and Sarah Adams. She was a homemaker and attended Landis Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wakefield Childers, and two sons.
Survivors include daughters Claudine McClamrock, Kannapolis, and Maxine Arrowood, Concord; son Frankie Childers, Salisbury; 15 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
A service was held Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, at Whitley’s Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Harold Parker and the Rev. Eddie Graham. Burial, West Lawn Memorial Park in China Grove.
MOORE COUNTY — George William Bostian, 65, of Moore County, died Nov. 15, 2008.
Mr. Bostian was born on Oct. 4, 1943, in Salisbury to Margaret Wain Bostian Weant, Granite Quarry, and the late William R. Bostian Jr. He graduated from East Rowan High School in 1961.
He was in the U.S. Air Force 1962-1966. He attended Central Piedmont Community College and UNCC.
He taught at Queens University, Charlotte. Before retiring in 1998, he was a self-employed trainer/consultant and technical writer/editor.
He was a member of Seigle Avenue Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, then Christ Episcopal Church, Albemarle.
Survived include his wife of 26 years, Katherine M. “Katie” Dunlap.
Services were Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, at Christ Episcopal Church, Albemarle.
Memorials: Donate blood to American Red Cross or donate to Stained Glass Window fund, Christ Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 657, Albemarle, NC 28001.
Phillips Funeral Home is assisting the family.
SALISBURY — Beatrice Henderson Blount, 86, 1735 Long Ferry Road, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008, at Rowan Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Blount was born Dec. 18, 1921, in Salisbury, a daughter of the late Leon and Lula Buford Henderson. Educated in the Salisbury city schools, she was a graduate of Price High School. She received a bachelor of science degree from Livingstone College and a master’s of education degree in natural science from UNC-Greensboro.
Mrs. Blount taught for 30 years in the Salisbury school system as a science teacher at Lincoln Elementary School and as a nature specialist at the Supplementary Education Center, now known as Horizons Unlimited.
Mrs. Blount was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Rowan-Salisbury Parks & Recreation Board, Bird Watchers Association of Rowan County, Retired Teachers Association and was a former member of the Board of Directors of Hospice.
A son, Reginald Drain, preceded her in death.
Survivors include daughter, Bonnie D. Robinson, Gibsonia, Pa.; four grandchildren; four great-grandsons; two great-granddaughters.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, conducted by the Rev. Noe Torres and the Rev. Thomas Clement. Burial, Oakwood Cemetery.
Mitchell & Fair Funeral Service was in charge.
CONCORD — Agbert Davis “A.D.” Elrod, 76, 3709 Bentley Place S.W., died Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, at his home.
Born April 29, 1932, he was the son of the late Agbert Davis and Effie Mae Davis Elrod. He retired as a self-employed wholesale distributor and was a member of Concord First Assembly.
Survivors include wife Margaret Brackin Elrod; sons James David Elrod, Orange Park, Fla., Paul Douglas Elrod, Jacksonville, Fla., A.D. Elrod III, Smyrna, Tenn.; daughter Barbara Alice Means , Cooper, Texas; sister Doris Whigham, Tampa, Fla.; half-sisters Sally Wise, New Port Richey, Fla., and Carman Blankenship, Bedford, Va.; half-brother Walter Joiner, Hosford, Fla.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A service was held Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008, at Lady’s Funeral Home, Kannapolis, conducted by the Rev. Forest Jones. Burial, Carolina Memorial Park.
KANNAPOLIS — Emily Overcash Smith, 64, 206 Suburban Ave., died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008, at the Bob and Carolyn Tucker Hospice House.
Born Feb. 21, 1944, she was the daughter of Emma Phillips Garmon of Harrisburg and the late Collen Billings. She was educated in the Kannapolis City Schools and retired in 1990 from Cannon Mills. She was a member of River of Life Church of God.
In addition to her mother, survivors include husband Roscoe Dickson; son Allan Overcash, Kannapolis; daughter Crystal De La Cruz, Charlotte; sister, Linda Sanders, Kannapolis; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A service was held Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, at Whitley’s Funeral Home Chapel conducted by the Rev. Brian Rabon. Burial, West Lawn Memorial Park in China Grove.
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