Shirley Jeanette Cooper Pate, 77, of Stanley, passed away on Nov. 10, 2014 at the Levine Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville. Ms. Pate was born in Mecklenburg County on Nov. 18, 1936 to the late James and Elizabeth Richardson Cooper. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Nancy Horsley and brother Earl Cooper. She was a longtime member of Second Baptist Church, Mt. Holly and retired from American & Efird Inc. of Mt. Holly.
Memorial Services to celebrate Ms. Pate’s life will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, Nov. 15 at Second Baptist Church with Rev. Bruce Bradley officiating. Inurnment will be private. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
Survivors include her daughter Tracy Payne (Todd) and son Jerry Sisk (Denise). Sisters, Barbara C. Hester (William) and Sarah Barnhill and brother Grady Cooper (Glenda). Grandchildren, Terra and Torin Payne, Adam Sisk, Jason Sisk (Liz) and also great grandchildren, Evon and Emily Sisk.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Tri-County Animal Rescue, PO Box 483, Alexis, NC 28006 or to Levine Dickson Hospice House, 11900 Vanstory Dr., Huntersville, NC 28078.
Arrangements handled by Benson Funeral & Cremation Services, Mt. Holly.
Tracy my condolences and prayers go out for you and your family.C.W. Henson
Tracy, I am so sorry for your loss.Sandy Payne Lindsey
Tracy My Heart goes out to you and your family during these difficult days. I know how much you all loved and cared for your Momma. I saw it everyday since we`ve lived out here. I barely knew Ms. Pate but she was always sweet and friendly whenever I did see her. She will be missed around here. Prayers and hugs to you and your family. God Bless you Mrs. Pate, may you rest in peace.Naomi Johnson & Scott Welch
Mary Ann Ledford, 81, of Charlotte, passed away on Nov. 5, 2014 at Clear Creek Nursing Home in Mint Hill, NC. Ms. Ledford was born in Atkinson County, Ga. On March 3, 1933 to the late Coleman Wall and Birta Keaton Wall. She was also preceded in death by husbands, Ralph McRorie and Lee Ledford and a son Steve McRorie.
Survivors include her daughter Kathy Hunt of Dallas, NC. 3 Sisters, Laura Estelle Connolly (Tom), Maxine Wall and Amanda Coleen Mizell (Nick). 3 Grandchildren, Katie Roysdon (Chris), Amy Oxendine(Jamie) and Dana Slawter and also 7 Great Grandchildren.
Memorial Services will be held by the family at 3:00PM Monday, Nov. 10 at Evergreen Cemetery Mausoleum “A Quite Place” in Belmont. Inurnment will follow in the cemetery Rose Gardens.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Charlotte, 1420 E. 7th St., Charlotte, NC 28204.
Arrangements handled by Benson Funeral & Cremation Services, Mt. Holly
Richard Eugene Auten, 74, of Mt. Holly, passed away Oct. 27, 2014 at his residence. Mr Auten was born December 28, 1939 in Gaston county to the late Clyde and Helen Watts Auten. He was also preceded in death by his brother Clyde Timothy Auton. He was a member of Belmont Moose Club and retired from Carolinas Custom Windows after 28 years service.
Memorial Services will be held Thursday Oct. 30 at 7:00 PM at Centerview Baptist Church in Belmont with Rev. Robbie Moore officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 PM prior to the service.Inurnment will be private.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Janet Morris Auten. 4 Children, James Morris, Dana Auten, Ricky Auten and wife Sharon and Michael Auten and wife Bobbie. Sisters, Susie Cook and husband Gene, Sheila Shuler and husband Joe, Terry Auten and wife Carolann, Tony Auten and James "BoBo" Auten and wife Carolyn. 8 grand and 4 great grandchildren.
Arrangements handled by Benson Funeral & Cremation Services.
You fought a good fight, You finished your course, You kept the faith. Rest In Peace, Uncle Dickie.Andy Pagoota
No more pain now Daddy,rest Easy!!! I love you always,you will forever be in my heart!!!!!!Dana Auten
sorry for yalls lost our heart goes out to each and every one of yallConnie and Andy ervin
Rest in peace Mr.Auten God please wrap your arms around Mrs. Auten and give her comfort and peace in her heart.God bless the entire family. <3Sheila Queen
I would like to offer my deepest sympathies to you. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are never alone. Turn to the Holy Scriptures for guidance and to help soothe your heart. Psalms 34:18 assures us that God is near to those broken at heart and crushed in spirit. Please accept my deepest sympathies.S Ford
Deborah "Debbie" Lynn Graham London, 61, of Lake Wylie, SC went to be with her Heavenly Father on October 23, 2014. Debbie was born in Curry, New Mexico on May 31, 1953 to the late Warren and Hattie Graham. She was also preceded in death by her sister Carolyn Graham and also her grandmother "Maw Maw" Suzie. Debbie`s true passion was to help others. She did everything from volunteering at a women’s shelter to receiving her CNA certification. She was dedicated to insuring that everyone around her felt love and compassion.
Survivors include her son Daniel London. Brothers, Gary Graham and wife Theresa, Ronnie Graham and also sister Rhonda Redwine. Beloved aunts and uncles; Lois, Ruth, Jeanie, Billy and Harris. She was treasured and loved by many friends. She was a loving and caring person who will be missed by all that knew her.
A Celebration of Life Service honoring Debbie and her husband will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday Oct. 29 at Bethlehem Church South Campus, Gastonia with Reverend Dickie Spargo officiating. Inurnment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Handicapped Children`s Association, 18 Broad St., Johnson City, NY 13790 or to the Humane Society of Charlotte, PO Box 221028, Charlotte, NC 28222.
My what a shock to loose such a lovely lady and class act human being. I knew Debbie when I worked for Delta in Charlotte and she for Piedmont Airlines. I will always remember her soft and kind friendliness all the years I knew her. I know she and Doug are in the arms of Christ now,glowing with His love. I will miss Debbie and Doug...Steven Preston Shaw
I love you, Debbie. Words cannot express how deeply you and Doug will be missed by all of us who loved you so very dearly. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. We will be there to celebrate you and Doug`s life and legacy, May God bless your family during this tragic time of loss. I will miss you, my sweet friend. Love, KristenKristen