Obituaries for June 10
by Staff Writer
DAVIDSON – Grace Sarah Ward Anderson, 93, of Davidson, died May 27, 2011, at The Pines of Davidson retirement community.
Born Feb. 6, 1918, in Oakland, Calif., Mrs. Anderson was a daughter of the late Lawrence Astley and Nellie Ruth Beebe Ward.
She grew up in Selma, Ala., and graduated from Agnes Scott College in 1940. The following year, she married the Rev. Tom Baine Anderson, and they raised three children while serving pastorates in Shreveport, La.; Centreville and McComb, Miss.; Helena, Ark.; Lubbock, Texas, and Burlington.
Survivors include sons David Lawrence Anderson, Swannanoa, and Thomas B. Anderson Jr. and wife, Jane, Cary; daughter, Grace Nichols, and husband, Eric, Montreat; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held June 18 at 10 a.m. at Pine Hill Cemetery, Burlington, conducted by the Rev. Ronald L. Shive of First Presbyterian Church,
Burlington. Samuel S. James, Funeral Service Licensee, Huntersville, is in charge.
Memorials: Agnes Scott College, Attn: Development Office, 141 E. College Ave., Decatur, GA 30030.
Gloria F. Parrish
HUNTERSVILLE – Gloria Faw Parrish, 52 of Huntersville, died May 30, 2011, at Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville.
Born Sept. 23, 1958, in Wilkesboro, Mrs. Parrish was the daughter of Jackie Sheets Faw and the late Frank Faw.
She was a member of Jamestown United Methodist Church and owner of Gloria Parrish Properties.
Survivors, addition to her mother, include her husband, Phillip Parrish; daughter, Celeste Parrish; son, Phillip Parrish Jr.; and brother, Frank Faw.
The family held a visitation Saturday, June 4, at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home.
Memorials: College Fund for Celeste Parrish and Phillip Parrish Jr., c/o Rita Thompson, 5505 David Cox Road, Charlotte, NC 28269.
Paul D. Turner
CORNELIUS – Paul Deocer Turner, 71 of Cornelius, died Saturday, June 4, 2011, at Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville.
Born Aug. 30, 1939, in Cleveland County, Mr. Turner was the son of the late Deocer Leondais and Vergie Welch Turner.
He retired after 36 years with Burlington Industries and served as moderator for “This Board Rocks.”
He was active in girls fast-pitch soft ball in the region and followed a number of teams. He and his wife, Nancy Webb Turner, received the Super Fan Award from the National Softball Association.
His sister, Pearl Wall, preceded him in death.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, include son, Mike Turner, and wife, Maryanne, Troutman; daughter, Sharon Turner Bailey, and husband, Rick, Mt. Mourne; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held Wednesday, June 8, at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, Huntersville, with burial at Mt. Zion Community Cemetery.
Maggie R. Reid
CORNELIUS – Maggie Riddle Reid, 86, formerly of Cornelius, died Sunday, June 5, 2011, at Tucker Hospice House in Kannapolis.
Born May 30, 1925, in Ashe County, Mrs. Reid was a daughter of the late Ocy and Wiley Riddle.
She retired after 40 years as a seamstress with Seymour, formerly Magla Products. Her husband, Haywood “Bill” Reid; daughter Ann Wilson; two brothers; and five sisters preceded her in death.
Survivors include daughter Gail Fields and husband, Danny, Mooresville; sons Tommy Reid, China Grove, and Billy Reid, Catawba; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held Wednesday, June 8, at Mt. Zion Community Cemetery, conducted by Dr. James Hunt. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, Huntersville, was in charge.
Memorials: Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081