Obituaries for Aug. 26
by Staff Writer
CORNELIUS – Leon “Lee” L. Fancher Jr., 69, of Concord, died Aug. 15, 2011, at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.
A graveside service was held Saturday, Aug. 20, at Mt. Zion Community Cemetery. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, Huntersville, was in charge.
Born Sept. 4, 1941, in Dunkirk, N.Y., Mr. Fancher was a son of the late Leon L. and Ethel Ann Letersky Fancher.
After serving in the U.S. Army, he worked with his father as the service manager for Fancher Buick. He moved his family to North Carolina to work for a heating-air conditioning contractor at Duke’s Maguire Nuclear Station, where he retired.
He was a member of the American Legion and Moose Lodge.
Survivors include daughters Melissa Rau and husband, David, Mooresville, and Jennifer Davis and husband, Ritch, Cornelius; brother, Gary Fancher, Fredonia, N.Y.; and grandsons Kevin and Nicholas Rau.
Mary G. Page
DAVIDSON – Mary Jean Gannaway Page, 86, of 400 Avinger Lane, died August 18, 2011, at The Pines at Davidson.
Born June 16, 1925, in Murfreesboro, Tenn., Mrs. Page was a daughter of the late Marie Gott and Harry Nunn Gannaway.
While at college in 1944, she appeared in a college pictorial in the Sunday magazine of the Chicago Tribune and her picture appealed to the crew on a ship in the South Pacific as an example of the “All American Girl.” They wrote to her, asking if she would be their pin-up, and she gratefully accepted, sending them photos and writing faithfully until war ended.
After graduating with a degree in English from Randolph Macon Women’s College, Mrs. Page worked for Shaw Manufacturing Company on South Boulevard, which became Pennsylvania House of Furniture in Monroe, for 28 years, ending as a fabric buyer and assistant to the designer/decorator. She retired in 1990 and moved to Davidson in 1997.
Her husband, William Joseph Page, and grandson Ryan Page preceded her in death.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 27, at 3 p.m. at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, Huntersville. Visitation will follow the service.
Survivors include sons retired Marine Corps Lt. Col. Harry “Andy” Page and wife, Cheryl, and William “Jody” Page and wife, Anne; daughter, Cary P. Wade, and husband, Julius “Jay” III; grandchildren, Abbey Wade, Julius “Jake” Wade IV, Mary Flynn and Carl Page; and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials: Hospice of Lake Norman, 705 Griffith St., suite 203, Davidson, NC 28036.
Bobby N. Carter
CHARLOTTE – Bobby Nolan Carter, 81, of Charlotte, died Aug. 18, 2011, at Levine & Dickson Hospice House, Huntersville. Daughter Patti Goforth, her husband, Joe; and grandchildren Cassi and Chad Gororth live in Huntersville.
Born April 17, 1930, in Rowan County, Mr. Carter was a son of the late William F. and Edith Mae Honeycutt Carter. He was owner/operator of Carter’s Mobile Wash for 22 years and a member or attended Bible Presbyterian and Carolina Christian/Grace Fellowship.
His wife, Sara Watts Carter, died in 2004, and grandson Joshua N. Goforth also preceded him in death.
Survivors, in addition to Patti Goforth and family, include his son, Gary Carter, and wife, Terry, Charlotte; daughter Bobbi Lynn C. Regan and husband, Mike, Charlotte; brothers Ralph and Jerry Carter; sister, Kay Williams; and two other grandchildren.
A graveside service was held Monday, Aug. 22, at Sharon Memorial Park, conducted by Danny Griffin and the Rev. Randy Ardis. Heritage Funeral Home, Indian Trail, was in charge.
Memorials: Bible Presbyterian Church, 6237 Rumple Road, Charlotte NC 28262 or Grace Fellowship, 716 Grays Creek Lane, Charlotte NC 28214.
HUNTERSVILLE – Javis Delano “J.D.” Hearne, 77, of Huntersville, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at his home.
Born April 10, 1934, in Albemarle, Mr. Hearne was a son of the late Javis Fletcher and Martilda Smith Hearne.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, he worked as director of maintenance for many years at the Huntersville Oaks Nursing Home and served as a deacon at the Huntersville Presbyterian Church.
Brother Worth Hearne preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara; son, Terry Hearne, and wife, Diane, Kannapolis; daughters Elizabeth Hearne, Pine Knot, Ky., and Paula Wilhelm and husband, Rodney, Huntersville; brothers Edward and Lyndell Hearne; sister, Wanda Smith; and five grandchildren.
A funeral service was held Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Huntersville Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Rev. Vern Dodd, with burial in the church cemetery. Samuel S. James, Funeral Service Licensee, was in charge.
Memorials: American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place, Glen Allen, VA 23060 or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.