Betty H. Keith
HUNTERSVILLE – Betty Harpe Keith, 81, of Charlotte, died at her home April 15, 2011, with family.
Born Dec. 22, 1929, in Charlotte, Mrs. Keith was the daughter of the late Grady and Sarah Sewell Harpe.
She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Huntersville, and worked for a brief time at Southern Bell and Magla Products.
Her daughter, Brenda K. Burton, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Earnest W. Keith; sons Tim, Tony and Rob Keith; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held April 20 at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home and Cremation Services, conducted by the Rev. Jim Howell.
Memorials: Hospice of Lake Norman, 705 Griffith St., suite 203, Davidson, NC 28036.
Helen L. Fulk
MOORESVILLE – Helen Lorraine Ledwell Fulk, 91, of Mooresville, died April 18, 2011, at the Huntersville Oaks nursing center, Huntersville.
Born on Jan. 17, 1920, in Charlotte, Mrs. Fulk was a daughter of the late Vultie and Connie Meigs Ledwell. She was a member of Lake Forest Church in Huntersville and previously a member of Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Mooresville.
Her husband, Stewart Edward Fulk; four brothers; and a sister preceded her in death.
Survivors include sons Dan Fulk, Davidson, Stewart E. Fulk Jr., Dobson; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held April 21 at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, conducted by Pastor Mitch White, with burial at Forest Lawn West cemetery, Charlotte.
Memorials: Lake Forest Church, Love 10, 8519 Gilead Road, Huntersville NC 28078.
Online condolences: www.cavin-cook.com.
Ryan C. White
Ryan Clifton White, 33, died April 19, 2011, at his residence.
Born March 30, 1978, in Spruce Pine, Mr. White was the son of Chuck White and Donna McKinney.
After graduating from Watauga High School in Boone, he served five years in the U.S. Coast Guard before enrolling at N.C. State University to pursue an engineering degree.
In addition to his parents, survivors include his daughter, Emma White, Raleigh; stepmother, Stacy White; brothers Peter White, Matthews, Mackenzie White, Huntersville, Kirk Ward, Winston Salem and Adrian Woodend, Charleston, S.C.; and sister, Grace White, Charleston, S.C.
The family held a visitation April 21 at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home and Cremation Services. The funeral was private.
Oliver A. Bailey
CORNELIUS – Oliver Andrew Bailey, 83, of Cornelius, died April 20, 2011, at Olde Knox Commons, Huntersville.
Born Oct. 7, 1927, in Cornelius, Mr. Bailey was a son of the late William Hampton and Gotfrey Barnette Bailey.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and retired as assistant manager at Cashions Grocery Store.
His brother, Carl Bailey, preceded him in death.
Survivors include nieces Brenda Helms, Ann Osborne, Mary Gibson and Carol Ford and close extended family Joe Bailey, Ken and Mary Bailey and Kaila Gibson.
A funeral service was held Friday, April 22, at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Jill Smith, with burial at Huntersville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. Samuel S. James, Funeral Service Licensee, Huntersville, was in charge.
Memorials: Hospice of Lake Norman, 705 Griffith St., suite 203, Davidson, NC 28036 or Cornelius Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 399, Cornelius, NC 28031.
James C. Howard
HUNTERSVILLE – James C. “Jim” Howard Jr., 86, of Huntersville, died April 19, 2011, at his home.
Born in Sherrills Ford, Mr. Howard was the son of the late James C. “Howard and Florence Saunders.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific theater and his medals include American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal; Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal and three stars; and Philippine Liberation Medal and one star.
A member of Huntersville United Methodist Church for more than 35 years, he served in many capacities and especially enjoyed working on a building team in Eastern North Carolina after Hurricane Floyd.
Mr. Howard was a career employee of Southern Bell, now AT&T, progressing from lineman to supervisor and finally advisor in telecommunication installations, maintenance and repair. He also served as assistant scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 420 in Laurinburg.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Betsy Ware Howard, formerly of Reidsville; sons the Rev. James C. “Jimmy” Howard III and wife, Cheryl, Huntersville, Joel D. Howard and wife, Kimberly, Terrell, and Gary W. Howard and wife, Ami, Kings Mountain; six grandchildren; and sister, Helen Boone.
A sister, Elizabeth Howard Moore, preceded him in death.
A funeral service was held Monday April 25, at Huntersville United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Michael Goode, with burial at Northlake Memorial Gardens. Memorials: Huntersville United Methodist Church, 14005 Stumptown Road, Huntersville, NC 28078 or Hospice and Palliative Care of Lake Norman, 705 Griffith St., Davidson, NC 28036.