by Staff Writer
HUNTERSVILLE – Charlene Keller Wiley, 76, of Huntersville, died Aug. 30, 2011,at Stanley Total Living Center, Stanley.
Born Jan. 26, 1935, in Coddle Creek, Mrs. Wiley was a daughter of the late Charles Bell and Sara Jane Keller Young.
She earned her high school diploma in 1987 from Central Piedmont Community College and was a four-year survivor of breast cancer. She worked in manufacturing for three years.
Her sister, Mary Josephine Starnes, preceded her in death.
Survivors include son Ron Wiley, and his wife Susan Rock Hill, S.C.; daughters Bonnie Logan, Huntersville, Sue Wiley, Stanley, and Ameta Wiley Starkey and her husband, Jorge, Iron Station; brother, Thomas Young, Statesville; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held Friday, Sept. 2, at Raymer-Kepner Funeral, conducted by the Revs. Herald Smith and McCray Holmes, with burial at the Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.
Memorials: Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 505 East Blvd., suite 101, Charlotte, NC 28203.
Gary L. Barrett
CORNELIUS – Gary Lamar Barrett, 70, a native and resident of Cornelius, died Sept. 1, 2011 at his home. Born Jan. 31, 1941 in Mecklenburg County, Mr. Barrett was a son of the late Everette “Shorty” and Margaret Sims Barrett.
His brother, Charles M. Barrett, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife Brenda K. Barrett; son, Jeff Barrett, Cornelius; daughter, Deanna Barrett-Nichols and her husband, Brian, Cornelius; sister, Gail Blythe and her husband, Eddie, Denver; grandchildren Brandy Barrett, Jennifer, Jake, Katie Parker and Josh Ray; and great-grandchildren Braxton and Blake Maxwell.
A funeral service was held Sunday, Sept. 4, at Cornelius Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. J.E. Wayland Jr. officiating. A private burial will follow at a later date. Samuel S. James, Funeral Service License, Huntersville, was in charge.
Memorials: Cornelius Baptist Church, Cornelius Animal Shelter or donor’s choice.
Adeline H. Ostwalt
DAVIDSON – Adeline Hill Ostwalt, 93, of Davidson, died Sept. 1, 2011.
Born May 23, 1918, in Brookhaven, Mass., Mrs. Ostwalt was the daughter of the late William Henderson and Mary Fogartie Hill.
Since marrying Jay H. Ostwalt, a professor at Davidson College, she lived in Davidson, N.C., most recently at The Pines of Davidson. She was a member of the Davidson College Presbyterian Church, serving as a deacon and elder.
She earned degrees from Belhaven College and the Presbyterian School of Christian Education and did post-graduate study at Davidson College, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Appalachian State University and UNC-Charlotte. She served from 1949 until 1960 as director of children’s work at Myers Park Presbyterian Church in Charlotte. She wrote church school curriculum for children as part of the Covenant Life Curriculum of the Presbyterian Church US, from 1961 to 1965.
From 1965 until she retired in 1983, Mrs. Ostwalt served as an elementary teacher and principal in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools: Ada Jenkins Elementary in Davidson, 1965-66; Davidson Child Development Center, 1966 to 1972; Villa Heights Elementary, Charlotte, 1972 to 1980; Statesville Road Elementary, Charlotte, 1980 to 1983.
She helped establish kindergartens in the public schools and was a leader in desegregation of the public schools. She received the Sydney Sullivan Award from Davidson College in 1992, and Bellhaven College named her Alumnus of the Year in 1971. She received an honorary life membership in Presbyterian Women in 2002, and Davidson College Presbyterian Church and Charlotte Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church USA named her Outstanding Older Adult in 2009.
A funeral service was held Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 11 a.m. at Davidson College Presbyterian Church. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, Huntersville, was in charge.
Memorials: the Davidson College Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 337, Davidson NC 28036.
Margaret E. Binaghi
HUNTERSVILLE – Margaret E. Binaghi, 93, of Huntersville, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011 at The Laurels.
She was born Sept. 13, 1917.
Burial will take place at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, N.Y., on Friday, Sept. 9. Samuel S. James, Funeral Service Licensee, is assisting the family locally.
Margaret R. Davis
HUNTERSVILLE – Margaret Jane Rogers Davis, 86, a life-long resident of Huntersville, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011 at Presbyterian Hospital, Huntersville.
Born Nov. 8, 1924, Mrs. Davis was a daughter of the late John Herman and Helen Brown Rogers.
She retired after 40 years with Sears, Roebuck & Co. and became her mother’s full-time caregiver. For many travelers of Gilead Road, she was the lady always walking the black chow, Paco. Until her death, she shared a distinction with Beulah Ferrell Jordan, of Huntersville, as the last surviving female graduates of Huntersville High School’s 1941 graduating class.
With declining health, she lived at Olde Knox Commons for the past three years.
Her sister, Janet R. Chapman, and brother, John H. “Cotton” Rogers Jr. preceded her in death.
Survivors include daughters Linda D. Sellers and her husband Ronald, and Carol D. Scott and her husband John, all of Huntersville; grandchildren Julie M. Sellers and J. David Scott Jr.; and great-grandchildren Hannah Leigh Scott and Jack Clarkson Scott.
A graveside service was held Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Huntersville Presbyterian Church cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Vernon Dodd, pastor. Samuel S. James, Funeral Service Licensee, was in charge.
Memorials: Olde Knox Commons’ Residents Fund, 13825 Hunton Lane, Huntersville NC 28078 or Present Word Class, Huntersville Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 313, Huntersville, NC 28070.