Obituaries for Oct. 12
by Staff Writer
HUNTERSVILLE – Funeral services for Betty Baker were held Oct. 10 at Lauderdale Memorial Park. She was born on Sept. 7, 1932, in Shelby to James C. and Tula B. Bridges.
Survivors include her sons, Michael and Ricky Baker of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; daughter, Belinda Self of Charlotte; siblings, Donald, Ray, Rachel and Louise; and six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Her husband Crawford Baker Jr. preceded her in death.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lake Norman, 705 Griffith St., Suite 203, Davidson, NC 28036. James Funeral Home assisted the family.
Marie B. Sloat DiBella
CORNELIUS – Marie B. Sloat DiBella, died Oct. 6 at her home. She was born Jan. 5, 1925, in Brooklyn, NY to the late Russell and Helen Moorehouse Sloat. ?Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Peggy George. ?
Survivors include her husband, Sam; children, Frank (Cathy) DiBella of Cincinnati, Ohio and Robert (Patti) DiBella, grandchildren; Justin (Missy) DeBella, and Jamie (Justin) Engles; great-grandchildren, Luke and Ezra Engles; niece, Ginnie Morgan; and nephew; Richard George. ?
Memorial contributions may be made to Save the Children, 54 Wilton Road, Westport, CT 06880, or to Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte Region, 705 Griffith St., Suite 203, Davidson, NC 28036.
?Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home and Cremation Services served the family. Friends may offer condolences to the family at www.raymerfh.com.
Terry Dean “Dink” Washam
CORNELIUS – Funeral services for Terry Dean Washam were held Oct. 6 in the chapel of James Funeral Home.
Born Nov. 22, 1953, in Mecklenburg County to the late Billy and Betty Reid Washam, he was proud of the achievement of building a 1923 T-Bucket Hotrod.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Taylor Washam; son, Scott Taylor of Charlotte; daughters, Dee Dee Washam of Mooresville and Jessi Taylor of Charlotte; step-mother, Rita Washam of Indianland, S.C.; siblings Robbie Washam (Kris) of Cornelius, Carol Dunn (Danny) of Ballard, West Va., Mark Washam (Cris) of Denton, Texas, Steve Brown (Peggy) of Fort Mill, S.C. and Donnie Brown of Tega Cay, S.C.; granddaughter, Cheyanne; and numerous, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the National Rifle Association, P.O. Box 420648 Palm Coast, FL 32142. James Funeral Home the family.
Michael “Lil Mike” Allen Zeigler
HUNTERSVILLE – Funeral services for Michael Allen Zeigler were held Oct. 6 at Holly Hunter Baptist Church.
Born April 8, 1989, in Charlotte, he attended Long Creek Elementary, Bradley Middle School and graduated in 2007 from Hopewell High School. He was an avid basketball player. ??
Survivors include his mother, Sherry Zeigler and fiancée, Clinton Deal of Huntersville; father, David Zeigler and wife, Kewana, of Delbarton West Va.; brothers, Johnathon Zeigler and wife, Margie, of Delbarton, West Va., David “Ryan” Zeigler of Huntersville, Harley Zeigler of Delbarton, West Va. and Austin of Huntersville; nephew, Alex; step-brothers, Garrick Varney of Gastonia, Bobby Zeigler of Delbarton, West Va.; paternal grandmother, Betty Zeigler of Huntersville; aunt, Margie Wheeler; and uncle, Larry Wheeler. ?
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 220421, Charlotte, NC 28222. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home served the family. Friends may offer condolences to the family at www.raymerfh.com.
Kitty Ward Maxwell Sellers
DAVIDSON – Funeral services for Kitty Ward Maxwell Sellers were held Oct. 5 at Lingle Chapel of Davidson College Presbyterian Church.
Born Dec. 12, 1922, in Asheboro, she was the daughter of the late Justin W. Maxwell and Ethel Youngblood Maxwell. Sellars was a longtime elder in the Presbyterian church, recipient of the Lifetime Membership Award of the Presbyterian Women and a member of the Mecklenburg Historic Association Docents. ?
Survivors include her children, Mary M. Sellars of Huntersville, Nancy S. Mundorf of Greensboro, Lacy S. (Darlene) Sellars of Hot Springs, Ark.; sisters-in-law, Ann F. Maxwell of Charlotte and Carol B. Sellars of Greensboro; grandchildren, Chris J. (Katharine) Mundorf of Wilmington, Caroline Lacy Sellars of Austin, Texas; great-grandchildren, Evan and Isla Mundorf; and numerous nieces and nephews. ?
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lacy S. Sellars Sr. and brother, Allen Maxwell. ?
Memorials may be made to Metrolina Association for the Blind, 704 Louise Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home served the family. Friends may offer condolences to the family at www.raymerfh.com.