Robert E. Nix
CORNELIUS – Robert “Bob” Emmet Nix, 87, of Cornelius, died April 2, 2011, at Olde Knox Commons, Huntersville.
Born Feb. 25, 1924, in Springfield, Mass., Mr. Nix was the son of the late Robert Michael and Edna Mae Watton Nix.
A graduate of Norwich University, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked in sales and marketing in the oil industry and lived in the Northeast before retiring to Cornelius 13 years ago. He was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church, Huntersville.
His sister, Marjorie LaPorte, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Lorraine Rhea Nix; son, Robert “Bob” Nix, and wife, Jessica; daughters Kathleen Nix and Donna Usinger and husband, Gary; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service was held April 6 at St. Mark Catholic Church. Raymer Funeral Home, Huntersville, was in charge.
Memorials: Hospice and Palliative Care of Lake Norman, 705 Griffith St., suite 203, Davidson, NC 28036.
Lawrence R. Williams
CHARLOTTE – Lawrence Reed Williams, 80, of Charlotte, died April 2, 2011 at Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville.
Born Oct. 31, 1930, in Stuart, Va., Mr. Williams was a son of the late Charlie and Minnie Williams. He served in the U.S. Air Force.
His wife, Viviene Henderson Williams, preceded him in death.
Survivors include daughters Noteka Hege and husband, Chuck, Huntersville, and Cecilia Wakefield and husband, Earl, Shelley Williams and Keli Harms and husband, Heiko, all of Kannapolis; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held at Sharon Memorial Park. Sam S. James, Funeral Service Licensee, was in charge.
Memorials: National Multiple Sclerosis Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163.
Kathleen V. Parsons
DAVIDSON – Kathleen Verity Parsons, 80, of Davidson and the Brian Center of Mooresville, died April 4, 2011, at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, Mooresville, after a long illness.
Born Aug. 6, 1930, in Norwalk, Conn., Mrs. Parsons was a daughter of the late Harold and Katherine Kindelan Verity.
Educated in the Norwalk, Conn., schools, she was a classically trained pianist and organist and served as pianist for Catholic churches in Sharon, Kent, and Cornwall Bridge, Conn.
Her husband, Clarence R. Parsons, preceded her in death.
Survivors include six children, 13 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at Ellsworth Cemetery in Sharon, Conn., at a later date. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is serving the family locally.
Online condolences: www.cavin-cook.com.
Paul P. Turk
HUNTERSVILLE – Paul Paxton Turk, 94, of Huntersville, died Saturday, April 9, 2011, at home.
Born Jan. 5, 1917, in Carthage Mo., Mr. Turk was a son of the late Elza Edgar and Ella Mae Hodges Turk.
He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and was a Methodist.
He worked for Oklahoma Tire and Supply Co., where he was a member of the 5 Diamond Club, and the General Battery Co.
Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Vera M. Turk; a daughter, Ann T. Greeson, Huntersville; a sister, Dorothy Turk Kinney, Lynchburg Va.; three granddaughters; and six great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held Tuesday, April 12, at the Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home and Cremation Services, with burial at Mt. Zion Community Cemetery, Cornelius.
Memorials: Hospice of Lake Norman, 705 Griffith St., suite 203, Davidson, NC 28036.