Obituaries for May 27
by Staff Writer
HUNTERSVILLE – Cora Shinn “Ree” Taylor, 88, of Huntersville, died May 15, 2011, at Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville.
Born Aug. 8, 1922, in Davidson County, Mrs. Taylor was the daughter of the late Rev. James Landers and Hallie Trantham Shinn.
After earning a business degree from High Point College, she worked for Coble Dairy in Lexington for many years. After moving to Huntersville, she worked as a substitute teacher for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in north Mecklenburg. She taught business courses through Central Piedmont Community College at North Mecklenburg High School and was recreation director of the Huntersville Recreation Summer Program.
She was a member of Huntersville United Methodist Church, where she taught and directed Bible school and was a member of the Circle of Faith, which became the Logo Circle, and Keenagers Senior Citizens Group. She served as United Methodist Woman’s representative to the Bethlehem Center and volunteered at Huntersville Oaks and Lee’s nursing homes and with Samaritan’s Purse.
Her husband of 53 years, Calvin E. Taylor, and brother, James F. Shinn, preceded her in death.
Survivors include daughters Reva Anne Taylor, Miami, Fla., Georgia Taylor Royster and husband, George, Huntersville, and Cora Elizabeth Taylor, Huntersville; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held May 18 at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, conducted by the Revs. Mike Goode and Frank Ison. Another service was held that day at Cotton Grove United Methodist Church, Lexington, conducted by the Rev. Ed Armfield, with burial in the church Cemetery.
Memorials: Huntersville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 378, Huntersville, NC 28070.
Georgia M. Taylor
HUNTERSVILLE – Georgia Maxine Taylor, 58, of Huntersville, died May 16, 2011, at her residence.
Born Sept. 14, 1952, in Connersville, Ind., Mrs. Taylor was a daughter of the late Louis and Georgia Golden.
She was a member of First Baptist Church-Huntersville. She worked 12 years, holding several senior management positions, with First Union/Wachovia and most recently worked 4 1/2 years with TIAA-CREF.
Survivors include her husband, David Taylor; daughters Stacy Malachi, Marcia Jackson and Jill Taylor; siblings Doc Golden, Gainesville, Mo., Daniel Golden, Louisville, Ky., Robert Golden, Shelbyville, Ind., and Anna Settles, St. Helen, Ore.; and six grandchildren.
A memorial service was held May 19 at First Baptist Church-Huntersville, conducted by Dr. Doug Danner. Raymer-Kepner FuneralHome was in charge.
Memorials: First Baptist Church, 119 N. Old Statesville Road, Huntersville, NC 28078 or Hospice of Lake Norman, 705 Griffith St., suite 203, Davidson, NC 28036.
Heather B. Voelker-Freeman
HUNTERSVILLE – Heather “Sunshine” Beaman Voelker-Freeman, 35, of Huntersville, died May 18, 2011, in Huntersville.
Born Oct. 14, 1975, in Santa Rosa, Calif., Mrs. Voelker-Freeman was a daughter of Darrell and Kathleen Beaman.
She graduated from Hoffman Estates High School in 1994 and earned certifications as an emergency medical technician, nurse’s assistant and phlebotomist.
In addition to her parents, survivors include her husband, Gregary Eugene Freeman; sons Michael Joseph Beaman-Voelker, Jeffrey Jordan Voelker and Kyle James Voelker; daughter, Sophia Jenelle Freeman; stepdaughters Amber Jade Freeman and Ebony Joy Freeman; siblings Merritte Marie Beaman-Miszuk and husband, John, and Ryan Darrell Beaman and wife, Amanda Atkins-Beaman.
A private service was held at Carolina Memorial Park. Samuel S. James, Funeral Service Licensee, was in charge.
Memorials: Darrell and Kathleen Beaman, 2311 Kings Tree Drive, Monroe, NC 28112.
Margaret H. Wells
CORNELIUS – Margaret Hawkins Wells, 89, of Cornelius, died Friday, May 20, 2011, at Olde Knox Commons, Huntersville.
Born Oct. 7, 1921, in Grange, Ga., Mrs. Wells served as a U.S. Navy nurse during World War II and was a member of Tennille Baptist Church.
Survivors include five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held later. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, Huntersville, is in charge.
Parker O’Neil Brag
HUNTERSVILLE – Parker O’Neil Bragg, 16, of Huntersville, formerly of Richmond, Va., died Sunday, May 22, 2011, in an automobile accident not far from his home.
Born Aug. 5, 1994, in Richmond, Va., Parker was a son of Chip and Teresa Bragg.
He lived in Richmond until July 2010, when his family moved to in Huntersville. He loved fishing, soccer, snowboarding, golf, music and just being outdoors.
A sophomore at Hough High School in Cornelius, he had all As and Bs and was a member of the Hough Huskies track team. He planned to try out for Hough’s soccer and golf teams. He practiced golf nearly every day at NorthStone Country Club, where his family was a member.
In addition to his parents, survivors include his brother, Spencer.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 24, at 2 p.m. at Derbyshire Baptist Church in Richmond, Va.. A brief reception will follow. Samuel S. James, Funeral Service License, is assisting the family locally.
Memorials: Charity of donor’s choice in memory of Parker.