Obituaries for October 14
by Staff Writer
DAVIDSON – Margaret Edgar “Mardy” Sellers, 85, of Davidson, died Sept. 30, 2011.
Born Dec. 18, 1925, in Pittsburgh, Pa., Mrs. Sellers was the daughter of the late Robert F. and Dorothy Dunlap Edgar.
After graduation from Wellesley College, she worked for a law firm and Koppers Co. in Pittsburgh. Later, she worked for the school corporation in Evansville, Ind., as a special education assistant for the visually impaired.
She was a member of Unity Presbyterian Church, Denver, where she sang in the choir; the East Lincoln Community Chorus; PEO, an philanthropic organization for women; as well as several garden and bridge clubs. She volunteered in the home-meals program of East Lincoln Christian Ministries and delivered home meals wherever she lived for the past 30 years.
Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Harold C. Sellers; daughters Susan D. Maddox and husband, Tom, Chesterfield, Mo., and Barbara A. Ellsworth and husband, Eric, Indianapolis, Ind.; sons Andrew E. Sellers and wife, Anne, Indianapolis, Ind., and Robert J. Sellers and fiancé, Patty Bornes, Charlotte; brothers Robert F. and William D. Edgar, both of Pittsburgh, Pa.; nine grandchildren,; and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 15, at 11 a.m. at Unity Presbyterian Church, Denver, N.C., with a reception following in the fellowship hall. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, Huntersville, is in charge.
Memorials: Unity Presbyterian Church, 8210 Unity Church Rd., Denver, N.C. 28037 or East Lincoln Christian Ministries, P.O. Box 421, Denver, NC 28037.
Sarah Elizabeth “Beth”Brown Wike
HUNTERSVILLE – Sarah Elizabeth “Beth” Brown Wike, 58, of Huntersville, died Oct. 3, 2011, after being diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago.
Born Nov. 4, 1952, in Mecklenburg County, Mrs. Wike was a daughter of the late Thomas Craven and Sarah Westmoreland Brown.
A 1971 graduate of North Mecklenburg High School and a 1975 graduate of East Carolina University, she previously worked for the Federal Reserve Bank and Mecklenburg County Hot Meals on Wheels for the Elderly program. She then taught 13 years in the Family and Consumer Science Department at Vance High School.
She was a lifetime member of Ramah Presbyterian Church.
A funeral service was held Friday, Oct. 7, at Ramah Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Rev. Phil Hargrove, with burial in the church cemetery. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home was in charge.
Her husband, Donald Jason Wike, preceded her in death.
Survivors include daughter, Donna Wike, Huntersville, and sisters Karen Brown Gonzoalez and husband, Chuck, Brookeville, Md., and Cindy Lindsay and husband, Doug Lewis, Huntersville.
Ruth Churchill Guido
Ruth Churchill Guido, 91, died Oct. 3, 2011.
She was born Nov. 25, 1919. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home is in charge.
Denny Burgess, 73, died Oct. 4, 2011.
He was born Sept. 19, 1938. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home is in charge.
Maude L. Bradley
CORNELIUS – Maude Lucas Bradley, 96, of Cornelius, died Oct. 5, 2011 at Huntersville Oaks. Born April 5, 1915, Mrs. Bradley was a daughter of the late Samuel E. and Annie Craig Lucas.
She was a retired beautician and member of the First Baptist Church-Huntersville.
Her husband, Earl D. Bradley, died in 1999, and four sisters and two brothers also preceded her in death.
Survivors include sons Dale Bradley and his wife, Susie, Huntersville, and Earl M. Bradley and his wife, Valaree, Bessimer City; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held Friday, Oct. 7, at the cemetery of First Baptist Church-Huntersville, conducted by Dr. Doug Danner and the Rev. Spurgeon Dorton. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, Huntersville, was in charge.
Memorials: First Baptist Church, 119 N. Old Statesville Road, Huntersville, NC 28078.