Obituaries for November 11
by Staff Writer
CORNELIUS – Jaxon James-Conner Hubschmitt, infant son of James Robert Hubschmitt III and Victoria Estelle Hubschmitt, died Oct. 31, 2011, at Presbyterian Hospital.
Grandfather James Robert Hubschmitt Jr. preceded him in death.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include grandparents Stephen and Nancy Stone and Lynn Sellers; great-grandparents Hugh and Mertice Stone and Josie Jones; and aunts Renee Osborne, Judi McCallum, Susan Musselwhite and Lacy and Katlyn Hubschmitt.
A graveside service was held Friday, Nov. 4, at Mt. Zion Community Cemetery. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Huntersville, was in charge.
Timothy D. Howell
MOORESVILLE – Dr. Timothy Dale Howell, 53, of Mooresville, died Oct. 31, 2011, at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center due to an unknown heart disease.
Survivors include children Michelle Hancock and husband, Kenny; Christen and fiancé, John, and their daughter, Gracie; Timothy Blair Howell; and Collin Smith, all of Huntersville.
Born March 8, 1958, in Winston-Salem, Mr. Howell was a son of Thurman Francis and Louise Griffith Howell of Winston-Salem.
He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Tennessee Temple University and his doctorate from South African Theological Seminary. He was former pastor of Victory Baptist Church in Eden, a professor at Montreat College-Charlotte for 16 years and a member of the Society of Biblical Literature.
He wrote “The Matthean Beatitudes in Their Jewish Origins: A Literary and Speech Act Analysis.”
In addition to his parents and children, survivors include his wife, Amber Goode, and her son, Damian, both of Mooresville; and brother, Keith Howell, Winston-Salem.
A memorial service was held Friday, Nov. 4, at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, conducted by Pastor Timothy Wolf.
Memorials: Winston-Salem Rescue Mission, PO Box 20424, Winston-Salem, NC 27120-0424 and American Heart Association, 222 S. Church St., suite 303, Charlotte, NC 28202.
Charles T. Kerley
CORNELIUS – Charles Thomas “Tom” Kerley, 62, of Cornelius, died Nov. 2, 2011, at Levine Dickson Hospice House, 10 years after being diagnosed with multiple myeloma.
Born June 21, 1949, in Davidson, Mr. Kerley was a son of the late Jack Wilson and Doris Thornburg Kerley.
He served in the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division and worked as a store manager for Harris Teeter at many locations in the area, most recently the Peninsula store.
Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Darla Eggleston Kerley; sons Jeffrey Todd Eaton and wife, Jane, and Jason “Jay” Stewart Eaton and wife, Sandy, all of High Point; sister, Debbie K. Webb, Denver; and five grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Saturday, Nov. 5, at Davidson United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Jody Seymour. Burial at the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church cemetery was private. Samuel S. James, Funeral Service Licensee, Huntersville, was in charge.
Memorials: Davidson United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 718, Davidson, NC 28036 or Hospice & Palliative Care Lake Norman, 705 Griffith St., suite 203, Davidson, NC 28036.
Ruth P. Barkley
HUNTERSVILLE – Ruth Pettus Barkley, 84, of Huntersville, died Nov. 3, 2011, from cancer.
Born April 21, 1927, Mrs. Barkley was a daughter of the late Hugh and Janette McCall Pettus.
She was a member of VFW Post 9736 Ladies Auxiliary and previously worked for Calvary Church and Elox Industries. She was a member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church.
Her husband, Albert C. Barkley; sister, Lottie Barkley; and brothers Milford, Sloan, Craig and Donald Pettus preceded her in death.
Survivors include her son, Albert C. Barkley Jr., and wife, Mona, Huntersville; daughters Dianne Powers, Huntersville, and Debora Barkley, Charlotte; sister, Rachel Lakey, Indian Trail; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held Sunday, Nov. 6, at Hopewell Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Revs. Allan Purtill and J.E. Wayland Jr., with burial in the church cemetery. Samuel S. James, Funeral Service Licensee, was in charge.
Memorials: Hospice of Lake Norman, 705 Griffith St., suite 203, Davidson, NC 28036 or Hopewell Presbyterian Church Youth Fund, 10500 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville, NC 28078.
Carol D. Deal
HUNTERSVILLE – Carol Yvonne Davis Deal, 75, of Huntersville, died Nov. 3, 2011, at Duke University Hospital, Durham.
Born Sept. 20, 1936, in New Bern, Mrs. Deal was a daughter of the late Zeb Jefferson Davis and Ruby Elizabeth Hudson.
A 1954 graduate of New Bern High School, she worked 26 years for the former First Union Bank in Charlotte, retiring as assistant vice president. She was a member of Grace Covenant Church, Cornelius.
A brother and sister preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Willis E. Deal; daughters Catherine Deal and Vickie Parks, both of Huntersville, and Debbie Wikander and husband, Ernie, Charlotte; son, Clinton Deal, Huntersville; five grandchildren; and one great -grandchild.
A funeral service was held Tuesday, Nov. 8, at Grace Covenant Church, conducted by Pastor Paul Turbedsky, with burial at Northlake Memorial Park. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home and Cremation Services was in charge.
Gene D. Clark
HUNTERSVILLE – Gene Douglas Clark died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, in Concord.
Born in Gastonia, Mr. Clark worked 37 years for First Union National Bank.
He was a member of Lake Norman Baptist Church and the adult Sunday school class. Arrangements were incomplete.
A funeral service was held Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Lake Norman Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. C. Michael Blackwell, with burial at the cemetery of First Baptist Church-Huntersville. Memorials: Lake Norman Baptist Church, 7921 Sam Furr Road, Huntersville, NC 28078. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home and Cremation Services was in charge.
Jerry W. Shore
HUNTERSVILLE – Jerry Wayne Shore, 72, of Huntersville, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at Lake Norman Regional Hospital, Mooresville.
Born March 7, 1939, in Charlotte, Mr. Shore was a son of the late Elizabeth Shore Crump.
He enlisted in the N.C. Army National Guard on Feb. 18, 1959, was assigned to the 505th Engineer Battalion in Charlotte and remained with the Army National Guard until he retired Nov. 30, 1995, rising to the rank of master sergeant. He held several positions during his career, including a communications operations chief with Headquarters Company, 30th Engineer Brigade in Charlotte. He also served overseas deployment tours to Europe in overseeing engineer project missions at Camp Darby, Italy, and SETAF Headquarters, Vicenza, Italy.
Awards and decorations he received include Army Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon, Humanitarian Service Medal and Army Commendation Medal.
Mr. Shore assisted others in establishing the Carolinas Aviation Museum at Charlotte Douglas Airport.
After retiring, he had managed Turner Ace Hardware and worked at Cashion’s Quick Stop in Huntersville and was a member of the Cornelius Presbyterian Church.
A sister preceded him death.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Glass Shore; brothers Tony and Perry Crump; and sisters Judy McCarley, Missy Crump and Debbie Gardner.
A funeral service was held Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, with burial following at Mimosa Cemetery, Davidson.