CORNELIUS – Russell “Russ” Kermit Noble, 68, of Charlotte, died March 30, 2011. He was an active member of Grace Covenant Church in Cornelius.
Born July 10, 1942, in Lancaster, Wis., Mr. Noble was a son of the late Kermit and Isabelle Noble.
He worked more than 30 years with in management with Aflac insurance and retired from The Vanguard Group.
He attended Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Okla., volunteered at a variety of Christian ministries, including Rick Renner Ministries and Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and most recently served as a volunteer chaplain at the Mecklenburg County Jail.
Survivors include his wife, Patsy Quint Noble; sons Ryan Noble and wife, Andrea, Prior Lake, Minn., and Brandon Noble and wife, Karla, Palm Harbor, Fla.; daughters Rhonda Orosz, Oregon Wis., Rene Garbisch and husband, Corey, Grafton, Wis., and Tiffini Noble, Charlotte; siblings Bill Noble, Roger and Virgil Cray, Judy Prochaska and Marlene Wepking; and seven grandchildren.
A funeral service was held Sunday, April 3, at Grace Covenant Church, conducted by the Rev. Farrell Lemmings, with burial at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Charlotte. Samuel S. James, Funeral Service Licensee, Huntersville, was in charge.
Memorials: Grace Covenant Church, 17301 Statesville Road, Huntersville, NC 28078.
Robert W. Patterson
HUNTERSVILLE – Robert William Patterson, 67, of Huntersville, died March 25, 2011, at Presbyterian Hospital Charlotte.
Born Feb. 14, 1944, in Bayonne, N.J., Mr. Patterson was the son of the late Thomas and Annie Graham Patterson. An Eagle Scout, he graduated from Jacksonville University in Florida and worked for 42 years with IBM. He lived 30 years in Wayne, N.J.
After moving to Huntersville, he was active in the Southenders.
Survivors include his wife, Ann Stefanelli Patterson; son, Jeffrey Patterson, and wife, Kristen, Huntersville; daughter, Leslie O’Connell, and husband, Chris, Cranberry Township, Pa.; and three grandchildren.
A prayer service was held March 28 at Raymer Funeral Home.
David E. Carpenter
HUNTERSVILLE – David Edmund Carpenter, 76, of Huntersville, formerly of Washington, Pa., died at his home March 26, 2011.
Born Feb. 15, 1935, Mr. Carpenter was a son of the late Norman M. and Dorothy I. Carpenter. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953-60 and worked for Federal Paper Board and Volkswagen of America in New Stanton, Pa. After retiring, he moved to Charlotte where he worked as a security guard at Beacon Hill Apartments.
He was a member of Harrold Zion Lutheran Church in Greensburg, Pa.
Son Douglas Carpenter and his sister, Dorothy Carpenter Yater, preceded him death.
Survivors include sons Todd Carpenter and wife, Kelly, Huntersville, Chad Carpenter, Mooresville, and Daniel and David Carpenter, both of Pennsylvania; daughter, Mindy Decker, and husband, Guy, Charlotte; and six grandchildren.
A graveside service was held Friday, April 1, at Mt. Zion Community Cemetery, Cornelius. Raymer Funeral Home, Huntersville, was in charge.
HUNTERSVILLE – David Rogers, an engineer who developed and restored a number of notable structures in Charlotte and throughout the South, died March 30, 2011, from brain cancer.
Born April 10, 1945, Mr. Rogers was a son of the late James Ted and Pauline Prevatte Rogers.
He held unlimited general contractor licenses in North and South Carolina and built the first high-rise in Charlotte (Bank of America Plaza) and a number of office buildings and hotels in Nashville, Richmond and local areas. But historic preservation was his passion and he restored the former Leland Hotel, Cadillac Building, Dunhill Hotel, Query-Spivey-McGee Feed Store and old Central Motor Lines, now the Museum of the South. He also restored the 225-yearold Grove Arcade in downtown Asheville.
Survivors include his wife and business partner for almost 40 years, Pamela Burgess Rogers; sister, Nancy Rogers Hughes, Statesville; and brother, Dr. James T. Rogers Jr., and wife, Pamela, New Orleans; and two nieces.
He also restored his church, Gilead Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, where a funeral service was held Sunday, April 3, conducted by Pastor and friend Robert Hunter. Burial is private. Raymer Funeral Home was in charge.
Memorials: Gilead ARP Church, 15303 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville, NC 28078.
Cecil D. Harris
CORNELIUS – Cecil David Harris, 86, of Cornelius, died March 31, 2011, at Levine & Dickson Hospice House, Huntersville.
Born May 7, 1924, in Troy, Mr. Harris was a son of the late David and Ida Harris. He served as a refueling specialist in the U.S. Air Force, flying 30 missions over Europe during World War II.
His wife, Opal Sherrill Harris, preceded him death.
Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery. Samuel S. James, Funeral Service Licensee, Huntersville, was in charge.
Memorials: Levine & Dickson Hospice House or American Legion Post 86.