Obituaries for July 22
by Staff Writer
HUNTERSVILLE – William S. Brown, 81, of Huntersville, formerly of Old Greenwich, Conn. died July 9, 2011.
Born Feb. 27, 1930, in Orange, N.J., Mr. Brown was the son of the late William and Dorothy Roe Brown. He was a graduate of Tufts University and rose to the rank of lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, serving on the USS Hawkins DDR-873.
Survivors include his son, Jeffrey A. Brown, and wife, Laurie, Huntersville; daughters Linda B. Wilson, Troutman, and Stacy Hultgren, Shelton Conn.; and eight grandchildren.
A memorial service was held July 13 at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Rick Felts.
Scott M. McQueeney
DAVIDSON – Scott Michael McQueeney, 47, of Davidson, died July 12, 2011, at his residence.
Born Aug. 29, 1963, in New Haven, Conn., Mr. McQueeney was owner of Less Overhead Services.
Survivors include his companion, Hope Davidson, and sister, Nicole McQueeney.
The family held visitation Monday, July 18, at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, Huntersville.
Anthony R. Ferrero
DAVIDSON – Anthony Richard Ferrero, 82, of Davidson, died Friday, July 15, 2011, at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, Mooresville.
Born May 28, 1929, in Pittsburgh, Pa., Mr. Ferrero was a son of the late Anthony and Lidia Andre Ferrero.
Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Kommer Ferrero; sons Richard, James and Michael Ferrero; and eight grandchildren.
All services will be private. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is in charge. Online condolences at www.cavin-cook.com.
Carol H. Reynolds
DENVER – Carol Ann Hauser Reynolds, of Denver, formerly of Northwest Houston, died July 12, 2011, at her home.
Born June 1, 1943, in Milwaukee, Wis., Mrs. Reynolds was a daughter of the late Carl Francis and Evelyn Leuke Hauser.
Survivors include sons Larry and Carl Reynolds; granddaughters Rachael and Ashley; brothers Paul, Karl and Mark Hauser; and sisters Karen Tavis and Kathy Wilsher.
A graveside service was held Monday, July 18, at Mt. Zion Community Cemetery in Cornelius, conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Gilmore. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, Huntersville, was in charge.
Willie F. Jordan
HUNTERSVILLE – Willie Eva Frame Jordan, 97, of Waco, Texas, formerly of Huntersville, died July 13, 2011, at Wesley Woods Alzheimer’s Care Center in Waco.
Born May 17, 1914, in Mecklenburg County, Mrs. Jordan was a daughter of the late William Robert and Martha Jane Yost Frame.
The second of eight children, she was born on the family farm and attended Huntersville Independent School District, completing high school. On Jan. 8, 1934, she married Charles Wesley Jordan and they lived in Huntersville the majority of their 58 years of marriage. She worked at a variety of cotton mills in the area.
Her husband; sons Allen, Chuck and Clifford Jordan; daughter Joyce Norris; brothers Robert and Ralph Frame; and sisters Mary and Martha Frame and Elizabeth Smith preceded her in death.
Survivors include son George Jordan and wife, Gusta, Colorado; daughters Dorcas Simpson and husband, George, Texas, and Carol Clanton and husband, John, Mooresville; 15 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at Christ Community Church, conducted by the Rev. Allen Higgins, with burial at Northlake Memorial Gardens. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home was in charge.
Memorials: Willie F. Jordan c/o Wesley Woods Alzheimer’s Care Center, 1700 Woodgate, Waco TX, 76712.
Glady C. Bridger
CORNELIUS – Glady Louella Craft Bridger, 84, of Cornelius, died Friday, July 15, 2011, at home.
Born Nov. 29, 1926, in Hamlet, Mrs. Bridger was a daughter of the late to Reedy and Rita Craft.
She was a homemaker and served with her late husband, the Rev. Donald Bridger, at numerous United Methodist churches: Linwood, Cotton Grove, Level Cross, New Salem, Randleman, Unity-Thomasville, Harrison, Marvin, Worthville, Wentworth, Mt. Zion, First-Rutherfordton, Jamestown, and Race Street-Statesville.
She was a member of the United Methodist Women and served as a Cub Scout leader at Harrison United Methodist and Brownie Scout leader at Mt. Zion. She was a teacher for children’s day care at Mt. Zion and First United Methodist- Rutherfordton. She also worked as a bookkeeper for First Union Bank-Thomasville/Greensboro, Northwestern Bank-Thomasville/Statesville/Greensboro and American First Bank in Charlotte, where she met her husband.
Survivors include her brother, Tillman Craft, Houston, Texas; daughters Donna Bridger, Winston-Salem, Ann Watkins and husband, Vince, Cornelius, and Sheri Little and husband, Phillip, Pittsboro; son, Don Bridger Jr., Denver, Colo.; three grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held Tuesday, July 19, at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, Huntersville, is in charge.
Memorials: Son Shine Preschool, c/o Mt. Zion UMC; donor’s local United Methodist Women; or American Cancer Society.
Frank A. DiPalma
HUNTERSVILLE – Frank Anthony DiPalma, 73, of Huntersville, died Friday, July 15, 2011, at Presbyterian Hospital.
Born Oct. 22, 1937, in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. DiPalma was a son of the late Dominick and Elena Matteo DiPalma. After retiring from New York City Transit Authority, he moved to North Carolina.
Survivors include his wife, Joan; son, Darrin DiPalma, and wife, Nicole; daughters Dora Palfy and Danielle Powell, and three grandchildren.
A funeral services will be conducted at Bongiovi Funeral Home in Raritan, N.J. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home is in charge locally.
William ‘Pat’ Wilson
CORNELIUS – William Patton “Pat” Wilson, 76, of Cornelius, died Saturday, July 16, 2011, at his home.
Born May 3, 1935, in Mecklenburg County, Mr. Wilson was a son of the late Adrian Hugh and Vennie Brown Wilson. He worked as a warehouse manager for DuPont and served in the U.S. Army.
His wife Nancy Brandon Wilson, preceded him in death.
Survivors include sons Pat Wilson and wife, Patty, Mooresville, Samuel Boyce Wilson, Steam Boat Springs, Colo., Perry Wilson and wife, Patti, Cornelius, and Kim Wilson and wife, Susan, St. Petersburg, Fla.; sisters Polly Henderson, Charlotte, and Martha Jane Minday, Charlotte; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held Tuesday, July 19, at Hopewell Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Revs. Allan Purtill and J.E. Wayland Jr., with burial in the church cemetery. Samuel S. James, Funeral Service Licensee, Huntersville, was in charge.
Memorials: Hopewell Presbyterian Church Elevator Fund, 10500 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville, NC 28078.