Obituaries for December 16
by Staff Writer
DAVIDSON – Richard “Dick” Baugh Mason, 81, died Dec. 4, 2011, at The Pines in Davidson.
Born Sept. 19, 1930, in Erid, Okla., Mr. Mason attended Kansas University, where he was a member of the national fraternity, Phi Kappa Psi. He was a chemical engineer and worked for Nalco Chemical in Chicago. One of the honors he treasured most was achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.
Survivors include his wife, Adalee Riley Mason; son, Jeffery David Mason, and wife, Lisa, St. Augustine, Fla.; daughter, Kimberle Beth Mason Hall, and husband, Todd, Lincoln, Neb.; stepchildren Bridget Colleen and Michael Riley McNew, both of Maryville, Tenn.; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Saturday, Dec. 10, at Centre Presbyterian Church. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, was in charge.
Online condolences: www.cavin-cook.com.
Memorials: Boy Scout Troop 173, sponsored by Centre Presbyterian Church, 129 Centre Church Road, Mooresville, NC 28117 and Fair View United Methodist Church, 1430 Mecklenburg Hwy., Mooresville, NC 28115.
HUNTERSVILLE – Angel Juarez, of Huntersville, infant son of Nancy Bautista and Amador Juarez, died Dec. 7, 2011, at Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville.
Burial will be private. Samuel S. James, Funeral Service Licensee, is in charge.
Memorials: St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Annie P. McElroy
HUNTERSVILLE – Annie Potts McElroy, 99, of Huntersville, died Dec. 6, 2011.
Born Feb. 4, 1912, in Mecklenburg County, Mrs. McElroy was a daughter of the late Van Buren and Hazeline Patterson Potts.
A 1930 graduate of Huntersville High School, she attended Appalachian State Teachers College and worked as a secretary at Long Creek School until her retirement.
The oldest member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church and a member of the Ona Patterson Circle and the Wayland Sunday School Class, she was awarded a Lifetime Membership in the Women of the Church.
Her husband, W.V. McElroy, sisters Margaret Parks and Hazeline Conn and two great-grandchildren preceded her in death.
Survivors include daughters Anne Griffin and husband, Ronnie, Huntersville, and Jane Lee and husband, Don, Charlotte; son, William “Bill’ McElroy Jr. and wife, Marsha, Huntersville; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held Friday, Dec. 9, at Hopewell Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Revs. Allan Purtill and Ed Wayland, with burial in the church cemetery. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home & Cremation Service was in charge.
Online condolences: www.raymerfh.com.
Memorials: Hopewell Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund, 10500 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville, NC 28078 or Hospice of Lake Norman, 705 Griffith St., suite 203, Davidson, NC 28036.
Lucille M. Hill
HUNTERSVILLE – Lucille Massengill Hill, 66, of Huntersville, died Dec. 8, 2011, at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte.
Born July 16, 1945, in Baltimore, Md., Mrs. Hill was a daughter of the late Wayland and Katherine Lucille Smith Massengill.
She owned LMH Designs.
Survivors include her husband, W. Conrad Hill; his children Kelly H. Sautter and husband, Terry, Lake Wylie, S.C., and Stuart Hill, Dallas, Texas; siblings Donald R. Massengill, Clemmons, Beverly Ann McLauchlin, Laurel Hill, and Wayland Massengill Jr., Denver; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Sunday, Dec. 11, at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Rick Felts. Memorials: Charlotte Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 33000, Charlotte, NC 28233. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home & Cremation Service was in charge.
Memorials: Charlotte Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 33000, Charlotte, NC 28233.
Laura P. Donaldson
CORNELIUS – Laura Pauline Donaldson, 96, of Cornelius, died Dec. 8, 2011, at her home.
Born July 30, 1915, in Mecklenburg County, Mrs. Donaldson was a daughter of the late Willie Alexander and Cora Wilhelm Donaldson.
She retired after 40 years with McKesson.
Brothers Eugene, Willie and Worth and sisters Annie Mae, Vernie and Pearl preceded her in death.
Survivors include brother Billy Cook, Cornelius and Ruby, S.C.; nieces Beth Blackwell, Peggy Clear, Betty Foy and Gina Cook; and nephew, Billy Cook III.
A funeral service was held Monday, Dec. 12, at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Mike Bailey, with burial in Mt. Zion Community Cemetery.
Samuel S. James, Funeral Service Licensee, of Huntersville, was in charge.
Memorials: Hospice of Lake Norman, 705 Griffith St., suite 203, Davidson, NC 28036.
DAVIDSON – DeForest Peterson, 84, of The Pines at Davidson, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at Levine & Dickson Hospice House, in Huntersville.
He served in World War II and the Korean War and retired from the North Dakota Army National Guard as a lieutenant colonel, with 20 years of military service. He owned a funeral home in Valley City, N.D., and was president of The Pines in 2011 and active in that role.
Local survivors include his wife, Dolly; son, Lee Peterson, and wife, Theresa, Cornelius; and sister, Teryl Backus, Davidson.
The family received friends at The Pines on Monday, Dec. 12. A graveside service will be held later in Valley City, N.D. Samuel S. James, Funeral Service Licensee, of Huntersville, was in charge.
Memorials: Levine & Dickson Hospice House, 11900 Vanstory Drive, Huntersville, NC 28078 or donor’s choice.
Taylor H. Brown
CORNELIUS – Taylor Harrison Brown, 57, of Denver, formerly of Charlotte, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at Presbyterian Hospital.
Born April 29, 1954, in Charlotte, Mr. Brown was a son of the late James and Marie Brown.
Survivors include his son, Josh Padgett, Rock Hill, S.C.; sister, Berry Bean, and husband, Jim Fryar, Cornelius; and niece Paige Wilson, Cornelius.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at Mt. Zion Community Cemetery, Cornelius, conducted by the Rev. Jody Seymour, and the family will meet friends following the service. Samuel S. James, Funeral Service Licensee. of Huntersville, is in charge.
Memorials: Harris Hospice Unit at Presbyterian Hospital, P.O. Box 33549, Charlotte, NC 28233-3549.
Leonard B. Washik
HUNTERSVILLE – Leonard Bernard Washik, 90, of Huntersville, formerly of Nanticoke and Gilbert, Pa., died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, Mooresville.
Born Sept. 9, 1921, in Nanticoke, Mr. Washik was a son of the late Martin and Victoria Washik.
He served as a merchant seaman during World War II and retired from Flemming Foods, where he worked for 15 years.
Survivors include his son, Barry Washik, and wife, Heather, Huntersville; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held later at Holy Trinity Church in Nanticoke, Pa. Samuel S. James, Funeral Service Licensee, is assisting the family.
Memorials: EWTN (Catholic Television Network), 5817 Old Leeds Road, Irondale, AL 35210.