Jean P. Guthrie
HUNTERSVILLE – Jean Pulver Guthrie, 85, of Huntersville, died Feb. 27, 2011.
Born in Seneca Falls, N.Y, Mrs. Guthrie attended secretarial college in Rochester, NY., and near the end of World War II, moved to Bakersfield, Calif., where she met and married Jim Guthrie. In 1958, the family moved to Miami, Fla., where she was a member and employee at Norland Methodist Church, serving as preschool teacher, preschool music director and preschool director. She later worked in the personnel department at Miami-Dade College.
Her husband of 58 years, Dr. James Guthrie, died in 2006, and sisters Dorothy and Helen and brother Jay also preceded her in death.
Survivors include son, Michael Guthrie, and wife, Carolyn, Pembroke Pines, Fla.; daughter, Laurie Guthrie Hargett, and husband, Frank, York, S.C.; four grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.
Mrs. Guthrie will be interred Thursday, May 5, alongside her husband at Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C. Bratton Funeral Home, of York, S.C., is assisting the family.
Memorials: Lodi Historical Society, P.O. Box 279, Lodi, NY 14860.
Tammey F. Walter
HUNTERSVILLE – Tammey Jean Felsner Walter, 36, of Huntersville, died April 23, 2011, at her home.
Born Oct. 22, 1974, Mrs. Walter was the daughter of Debra Felsner and the late Robert Felsner.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Todd John Walter; daughters Brandie and Cynthia Caulkins and Sybrina and Jessica Walter; brother, Tracy Felsner; grandmother, Gladys; grandfather, William H. Meatte; great-grandmother, Meatte; great-grandfather, William A. Meatte; and a granddaughter.
A memorial service was held Saturday, April 30, at Calvary Chapel. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home and Cremation Services was in charge.
Eileen “Vi” Whitmire
HUNTERSVILLE – Eileen Viola “Vi” Whitmire, 83, died April 24, 2011, at Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville.
Born June 4, 1927, in Madison, Wisc., Mrs. Whitmire was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Mary Catherine Walsh Whittemore, of Chicago, Ill.
She enjoyed traveling with her husband in the U.S. and Europe, first as a U.S. Army wife and later with the American Red Cross. Her husband, Charles William Whitmire; brother, Robert “Bud” Whittemore; and sister, Mary Batjes, preceded her in death.
Survivors include daughters Barbara Jean Gruver and husband, Walter, La Mirada Calif., Nancy Scott, Pineville, and Cheryl Stroben and husband, Mike, Huntersville; brother, Clarence Whittemore, Chicago; sister, Luci Cole, Issaquah, Wash.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held Saturday, April 30, at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home.
Cynthia C. Haug
CORNELIUS – Cynthia Louise Chisholm Haug, 57, of Cornelius, died April 24, 2011, at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, Mooresville.
Born March 9, 1954, in Rockingham, Mrs. Haug was a daughter of Angus Edwin “Ed” Chisholm and the late Dorothy Leola Chisholm.
She worked for Quality Sales and Marketing and was a Presbyterian.
A funeral service was held April 27 at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, Huntersville, conducted by the Rev. Ray Tompkins, with burial at Richmond Memorial Park, Rockingham.
Survivors, in addition to her father, include daughter, Tanya K. Meyer, and husband, Andrew; sisters Suzanne Baxley and Diane Munns; and two granddaughters.
Memorials: Blumenthal Cancer Center, 1025 Morehead Medical Drive, suite 600, Charlotte, NC 28204.
Patricia S. Combs
HUNTERSVILLE – Patricia Ann Sexton Combs, 71, of Huntersville, died April 24, 2011, at Presbyterian Hospital.
Born July 2, 1939, in John Ben, W.Va., Mrs. Combs was a daughter of the late John Paul and Mary Hodge Sexton.
She was a member of Christ Community Church and property manager for Community Management Co.
Brother Ed Sexton preceded in death.
Survivors include daughters Mary Wojnowski and husband, David, and Patty Dietz; brothers Jack and Paul Sexton and Kenny Wilson; sisters Jean Poe and Geri DeKeyser; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held April 27 at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home.
Memorials: Lymphoma and Leukemia Society.
Luz B. Rivera
HUNTERSVILLE – Luz Belen Rivera, 83, of Charlotte, died April 24, 2011, at Presbyterian Hospital-Huntersville.
Born May 20, 1927, in Puerto Rico, Mrs. Rivera was a daughter of the late Pedro Rivera and Valentina Colon.
Survivors include her son, Pedro Antonio Rodriguez, New York; daughter, Marcelina, Huntersville; sister, Carmen Lydia; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
A funeral Mass was held Friday, April 29, at St. Mark Catholic Church, conducted by the Rev. Miller. Samuel S. James, Funeral Service Licensee, was in charge.
Margaret P. Johnson
DAVIDSON – Margaret Patricia Johnson, 79, of Davidson, died Friday, April 29, 2011, at her residence.
A funeral Mass was held Tuesday, May 3, at St. Therese Catholic Church, Mooresville, with burial at St. James Cemetery, Concord. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, was in charge.
Robert V. Manion
HUNTERSVILLE – Robert Vincent Manion, 76, of Huntersville, died April 28, 2011, at Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville.
Born in Akron, Ohio, Mr. Manion graduated from Lorain County Community College and Marquette University.
After serving in the U.S. Navy, he pursued a career in the banking and finance industry, beginning as a consumer credit consultant in 1972 and retiring as senior vice president and member of the board of directors of National City Bank Northeast in 1997.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Laureen Manion; sons Jeffrey Manion, Denver, Colo., and Michael Manion, Speedway, Ind.; daughter, Kathleen Manion Rylance, Hendersonville, Tenn.; and two grandchildren.
A funeral Mass was held Monday May 2, at St. Therese Catholic Church, Mooresville. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home was in charge.
CORNELIUS – John McKay, 76, of Cornelius, died April 28, 2011, at Levine & Dickson Hospice House, Huntersville, of pancreatic cancer.
Born Nov. 3, 1934, in Hornell, N.Y., Mr. McKay was a son of the late Gerald and Catherine Coston McKay. He played football, basketball and track at Hornell High School and earned the rank of Eagle Scout at 14. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1953 to 1955, he attended Alfred State and graduated from Kent State University in 1959. He was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity.
He worked at Allstate Insurance and retired as vice president of operations for Progressive Insurance in Cleveland, Ohio.
His brother, James Patrick McKay, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, S. Jean Boyd McKay; son, Kevin McKay, and wife, Kristen, Tampa, Fla.; daughter, Kory Gorham, and husband, Nat, Weddington; sisters Susan Argentieri and Kathleen Zweifel; and six grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at St. Therese Catholic Church, Mooresville, and the family will receive friends following the service. Samuel S. James, Funeral Service Licensee, Huntersville, is in charge.
Memorials: Hospice of Lake Norman, 705 Griffith St., suite 203, Davidson, NC 28036; Levine & Dickson Hospice House, Huntersville; or donor’s choice.