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Newton, North Carolina Linda Lesslie Campagna 1943 — 2024 Mrs. Linda Lesslie Campagna, 80, of Lowesville, passed away Sunday, June 16th at Abernethy Laurels. She is predeceased by her brother David Owen Lesslie (2014). Linda Margaret Lesslie was born on October 3, 1943 in Rowan County to the late John Nathaniel Lesslie and Helen Trexler Lesslie. Her father was known as Professor Cheerwine, the chemist who reformulated the Salisbury, NC-based cherry soft drink. Linda was a graduate of Boyden High School, and went on to attend Catawba College in Salisbury, where she met Leonard "Lenny" Campagna, her husband of 62 years. They shared a fondness for good food, music, family and fun. Mrs. Campagna was a member of Unity Presbyterian Church. She served as... Cornelius, North Carolina Maxine Joan LeMay 1938 — 2024 Maxine Joan Lewek LeMay was born on July 24, 1938, in Amsterdam, New York, and she passed away on June 15, 2024 in Huntersville, North Carolina. Maxine took pride in her roots, being proud to hail from upstate New York and Reston, Virginia. She proudly lived in a home overlooking Lake Norman where she made valued friends and enjoyed time together with them. In reflecting on Maxine's life, we remember her as a loving mother to Michele (Don) LeMay Wilber and David LeMay. She is also survived by her former daughter-in-law, Lauren LeMay; brother, David (Kathy) Lewek; niece, Emily (Ryan) Patrie; nephew, Alex (Julie) Lewek; grandchildren, Kristina (Scott) Berry, Bebe LeMay, Josh LeMay, and Nick... Gastonia, North Carolina David Coleman Colvin, Jr. 1962 — 2024 David Colvin, 61, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on June 1, 2024. David was born on August 29, 1962 in Gastonia, NC to David Coleman Colvin, Sr. and Fannie Sue Falls Colvin. David was a fifth generation native of Gastonia and was proud of his heritage. He graduated from Ashbrook High School where he was an athlete and especially excelled in wrestling, having 47 pins in a two year period. He attended Appalachian State University on a wrestling scholarship. He also wrestled at North Carolina State University where he transferred into the School of Design. David was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity and was a big Wolfpack fan! He had a very creative mind... Greensboro, North Carolina Deria Foster Moore 1927 — 2024 Deria Foster Moore, 96, of Greensboro, NC passed away on April 22, 2024. A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 11:00 am at St Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 2715 Horse Pen Creek Rd. Greensboro, NC. A full obituary can be read at www.KepnerFH.com Denver, North Carolina Faye Cook Zarins 1947 — 2024 Faye Cook Zarins passed away peacefully on April 19th, 2024. She was born on March 7th,1947 in Robeson County, NC, daughter of the late Marian Frances and Robert Junior Cook. Faye's life was filled with the most important ingredients from the very start-faith in her Savior, love for her friends and family, hard work and service to others. She pursued professional excellence in her decades-long transportation and logistics industry career. Faye retired after a long, successful sales career with Yellow Freight where she was the recipient of numerous awards and gained the respect of colleagues and customers in equal measure. Faye lived a personal life filled with integrity and... Mt Holly, North Carolina Joan Elva Fleming 1932 — 2024 Joan Elva Fleming, 91, passed away on April 15, 2024 in Charlotte, North Carolina, following complications from a femur fracture surgery. Joan had lived with her daughter in Mount Holly, North Carolina since 2020. Joan was born in Caledonia, Minnesota on October 2, 1932 to Irvin and Viola (Freiberg) Holliday and grew up in La Crosse, Wisconsin. She graduated from La Crosse Central High School in 1949 and graduated from Hamline University, St. Paul, and Asbury Methodist Hospital School of Nursing, Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1953. Joan met the love of her life and married Myron "Mike" Fleming at Asbury Methodist Church in La Crosse, Wisconsin on January 24th, 1953. They lived in Crystal, MN... Huntersville, North Carolina Roseann Schwendeman 1951 — 2024 Roseann Schwendeman of Huntersville, NC, formerly of Brockton, MA, passed away on March 25, 2024. She was born on November 13, 1951, in Boston, MA and raised in West Roxbury, MA. Roseann spent many years working for St. Edith Stein Catholic Church in Brockton before retiring to care for her grandchildren. Roseann is survived by her beloved husband, David Schwendeman, her cherished daughters, Diane Chase and her husband Sean of Bridgewater, MA, and Kate Gonzalez and her husband Ramon of Huntersville, NC, as well as her treasured grandchildren Olivia, Ben, Allison, and Nico. She leaves behind three brothers Michael Roche, NC, Richard Roche, MA and Gerald Roche, MA and was preceded in death by... Mooresville, North Carolina Stuart Michael Statler 1943 — 2024 Stuart Michael Statler, 80, passed away peacefully on March 16, 2024, with his family lovingly by his side. His death came two weeks after a very sudden decline in his health. Stuart is remembered by his partner, Barbara, and his children, Erin, Andy, and Jenny. Stuart was born June 15, 1943, in Bronx Hospital in New York and grew up in Yonkers with his parents, Sam and Helen, and brother, Alan. A bright young man with a deep sense of curiosity, he was diligent in his studies from a young age. After high school, he left Yonkers to attend Amherst College. In 1965, Stuart graduated from Amherst College as a Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude. Stuart later earned a JD from Harvard University.... Davidson, North Carolina George Winovich 1940 — 2024 George Winovich, 83, of Davidson, NC, passed away on February 29, 2024. He was born in Pittsburg, PA. George worked for the US Treasury Department, office of US Customs as a federal agent from 1970-1996 where he retired. He served his country proudly in the United States Army. George authored 4 books, but his prized book was Finding Uncle Simo. George is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Patrice Winovich, niece Tanya Zajch(Kenny), nephew Milan Vukas. He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen; father, Milo Winovich; sister, Helene (Sissy) Vukas; brother-in-law, Milan Vukas; and many cousins. A memorial service will be held at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home in Huntersville, NC on... Davidson, North Carolina Dr. Samuel Huston Hay 1924 — 2024 Long-term Pines resident Sam Hay died shortly before midnight on February 6, 2024, surrounded by two of his sons and daughters-in-law. Born September 10, 1924 in Brevard, NC to Presbyterian minister John R. Hay and his wife Sara Craig Hay, Sam Hay grew up in Hickory, graduating from Hickory High School in 1941. He then moved on to Davidson College, graduating in 1944. From there he headed for Chapel Hill where he completed the two-year program for Certificate of Medicine at the UNC Medical School, finishing first in his class. Hay finished his training for his M.D. at Harvard Medical School. From 1949 to 1953, Sam Hay served his internship, fellowship, and residency at the University of... Huntersville, North Carolina Cheryl A. McElroy 1954 — 2024 Cheryl A. McElroy, 69, of Huntersville, NC (formerly of Saugerties, NY) passed away surrounded by loved ones on January 11, 2024 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Cheryl was born in Fountain Hill, PA on May 27, 1954 to the late Irene (Krupa) McElroy and Mahlon McElroy. Cheryl worked many years as a manager in the cement industry. She loved animals, music, dancing, golf, and was an avid Penn State fan (her alma mater). She is survived by her sister Tracy O'Hara (husband Gerald) Huntersville, NC, sister Cynthia Kloss, Mesa AZ, brother John McElroy (wife Barbara), Pocono Lake, PA. Nieces and nephews: Katlin O'Hara, Joseph O'Hara, Danielle Geist, Joshua Kloss, Amy Miller,... Mooresville, North Carolina Katie Ann Clark 1978 — 2024 Katie Ann Flavin Clark, 45, passed away on January 11, 2024 after a brief illness. She died peacefully at Mitchell Mack Hospice House in Mooresville, NC, surrounded by her family. Katie was born in Boston, MA and grew up in Lynn, Massachusetts, the daughter of Richard J. and the late Eleanor E. Flavin. She attended Lynn Public Schools and graduated as an honor student in 1996. She attended and graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey. She worked in several accounting firms in Massachusetts and North Carolina. Katie moved to North Carolina in 2007 where she married her husband, James Clark of Mooresville, NC. In addition to her husband, Katie is survived by her two... Huntersville, North Carolina Mary P. Mau 1941 — 2024 Mary Mau, 82, of Huntersville, North Carolina, passed away on January 2, 2024. Mary was born in Hillingdon, Middlesex, England to the late John and Margaret Duffy. Her family emigrated to Chicago, Illinois at the end of World War II, where she pursued a nursing degree, met and married her husband of more than 35 years, Dick Mau, and raised three children. Over the years, their shared love for travel, hiking and camping took the young family to National Parks throughout the United States and Canada in a Volkswagen camper van. They fell in love with and ultimately moved to Siesta Key, Sarasota, Florida, where they resided for nearly 40 years. After the loss of her husband in 1995, Mary... Charlotte, North Carolina Vera Elaine Brooks 1941 — 2023 Vera Elaine Brooks, 82, of Charlotte, passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2023. Vera was born in Buncombe County on April 29, 1941, the daughter of the late Charles P. Brooks and Lois Ballinger Brooks. Vera graduated from Enka High School and retired from Gerber Products. She is survived by her son, Steve Brooks (Lisa); daughter, Cindy Brooks Ivey; grandchildren, Tyler Brooks, Jason Ivey, Alyssa Ivey; three great grandchildren; sister, Frances Brooks Welch and her children, Isaac Welch III, Tosh Welch, Tovah Welch, and Shimshon Welch. Services will be announced at a later date. Online condolences may be shared at www.KepnerFH.com Davidson, North Carolina Anne Wynn Carver 1945 — 2023 Anne Wynn Carver, 77 of Beaufort, SC, passed away on December 15, 2023 at The Pines at Davidson in Davidson, NC. Anne Wynn was born December 16, 1945 in Hinton, VA, the daughter of Donald and Virginia Ann Carver, who preceded her in death. In addition to her life partner, Bacot Allston, Anne Wynn is survived by her siblings, Donald Carver II (Ann Tate) of Beaufort, SC and Dan Carver (Terri) of Davidson, NC as well as numerous nephews and nieces. Anne Wynn graduated from Turner Ashby High School in Dayton, VA in 1964 and earned her BA from Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, VA. She earned her Master of Library Science from the University of Maryland in 1968. After graduation Anne Wynn became... Cornelius, North Carolina Jonathan Thomas Genske 1985 — 2023 Jonathan T. Genske, 38, of Cornelius, NC passed away on November 18, 2023. A visitation will be held on November 29, 2023, 2:00 pm, at Bethel Presbyterian Church in Cornelius, NC and will be immediately followed by a service of Witness to the Resurrection of Christ beginning at 3:00 pm. All are welcome. Interment will be held by the family at Sunset Ridge Memorial Park in Kenosha, Wisconsin, at 2:30 pm on Saturday, December 2, 2023. A full obituary may be viewed at www.KepnerFH.com Cornelius, North Carolina Valerie Jean Carson 1946 — 2023 Valerie Wright Carson, 77, of New Smyrna Beach, FL entered into eternal rest on November 14, 2023. Valerie was born in Johnstown, PA on June 13, 1946 to the late George Joseph Wright and Amelia Kozak Wright. Valerie was a 1965 graduate of Westmont High School. She continued on to Cambria Business College where she earned her degree in Accounting. She worked for many years with the US Government before relocating to South Florida. Valerie was gifted with a beautiful singing voice; from playing the part of Mother Abbess in the Sound of Music to her twice-weekly karaoke performances at her beloved Fraternal Order of Eagles. She was a licensed pilot and motorcyclist, had a strong love for... Cornelius, North Carolina Valerie Jean Carson 1946 — 2023 Valerie Wright Carson, 77, of New Smyrna Beach, FL entered into eternal rest on November 14, 2023. Valerie was born in Johnstown, PA on June 13, 1946 to the late George Joseph Wright and Amelia Kozak Wright. Valerie was a 1965 graduate of Westmont High School. She continued on to Cambria Business College where she earned her degree in Accounting. She worked for many years with the US Government before relocating to South Florida. Valerie was gifted with a beautiful singing voice; from playing the part of Mother Abbess in the Sound of Music to her twice-weekly karaoke performances at her beloved Fraternal Order of Eagles. She was a licensed pilot and motorcyclist, had a strong love for... Mooresville Dorothy McElroy Harrell 1924 — 2023 It is with profound sadness and also joy that we share the passing of our Mother, Dorothy (Dot) McElroy Harrell. Our mother passed just days before her 99th birthday. She was the daughter of Lawson and Dare McElroy and the widow of Leroy Harrell. She is survived by her younger sister, Joan McElroy Osborne of Clyde and her daughters Pola Wilhelm of Cornelius, NC and Nena Harrell of Charlottesville, VA as well as many nieces, nephews and greats. She was also predeceased by their wonderful son-in-law, Gene Wilhelm and is survived by Gene's children, grands and great grands who have been in our lives for over 35 years. Our Mother was extremely creative whether it was in the clothes she... Stanley, North Carolina Mark Joseph Appleman 1946 — 2023 Mark Joseph Appleman, 77, of Stanley, NC, formerly of Canfield, OH passed away on October 25, 2023. He was born in Youngstown, Ohio on June 7, 1946 to the late Marcus Victor Appleman and Delphine Appleman. Along with his parents, Mark is preceded in death by his brothers Donald Appleman with his wife Judy and Robert Appleman with his wife Patty. Mark was a graduate of Canfield High School in 1964. He later enlisted in the Army and served in Vietnam and Germany. Once returning from the military, Mark pursued a career as a truck driver. He was a Mason and member of Scottish Rite. In 1983 he married his wife Francine Dolence. The couple lived in Canfield until retirement in 2008 of... Wilmington, North Carolina Jean Abernathy Taylor 1938 — 2023 Jean Abernathy Taylor, a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother passed away on October 23, 2023. She was born on October 7, 1938, in Denver, NC to the late Roy Lee Abernathy and Mary Long Abernathy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Talmadge Ray Taylor; and a son, David Taylor. Ray and Jean were married for 56 years. Throughout her life, Jean was known for her loving and kind nature, and she will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure to know her. Jean's educational pursuits brought her to East Carolina University where she obtained a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. This laid the foundation for her work as an elementary school teacher...
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