Ronald William Diaco

CORNELIUS – Memorial services for Ronald William Diaco, 63, will be conducted at a later date. Diaco died Nov. 13, 2012, at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.

Born March 11, 1949, in Kingston, Pa., he was a son of the late Carmen Frank Diaco and Anita Zuris Diaco.

Diaco was retired as warehouse supervisor of the air compressor division of Ingersoll Rand in Charlotte. He served in the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include wife, Lydia Cwalinski Diaco; sons, Ronald Diaco Jr., Vincent Diaco and Joseph Diaco and wife, April, all of Cornelius; sisters, Lorraine Teatzner, Geraldine Nicholson and Jacqueline Diaco; brother, Russell Diaco; aunt, Barbara Kush; and several nieces and nephews, all of New Jersey.

Memorials can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Memphis, TN 38101.

Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home served the family. Friends may offer condolences at

Freda Huffstelter

CHARLOTTE – Funeral services for Freda Huffstetler, 81, were held Nov. 17 at Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church. Huffstelter died Nov. 13, 2012, at her home following a battle with cancer.

She was born in Waxhaw Sept. 15, 1931, the only child of the late L. Lamar Ford and Thelma Hood Ford.

She retired from UNC Charlotte in 1996 after working as an administrative assistant for 31 years in the education and English departments and College of Arts and Sciences.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Charles H. Huffstetler Jr.; sons, Chuck and wife, Elissa, of Huntersville, and Mark and his partner, Nick, of Charleston, S.C.; daughters, Jane Hedrick and husband, Brooks, of Asheboro, and Beth Myers and husband, Sammy, of Charlotte; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

In lieu of ?owers, memorials can be made to Hospice & Palliative Care, Charlotte Region Uptown, 1420 E.7th St., Charlotte, NC 28204, or Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church, 101 Sugar Creek Road West, Charlotte, NC 28213.

James Funeral Home served the family.

Jennifer Mary Hirschberg

DAVIDSON – Funeral services for Jennifer Mary Hirschberg, 52, were held Nov. 12 at St. Therese Catholic Church in Mooresville. Hirschberg died Nov. 9, 2012, at her home.

Born May 16, 1960, in Varysburg, N.Y., she was a daughter of Joseph Glaus and the late Irene Gebel Glaus.

Hirschberg was co-owner of Accurate Payroll and Bookkeeping Service for 26 years. She was an avid golfer and member of the Lake Norman Book Club.

In addition to her father, she is survived by husband, Alex; children, Meghan and Trevor; brothers, Joseph Glaus Jr. and wife, Nettie, and Turk Glaus and wife, Teisha; and sisters, Brenda Buda and husband, Jim, and Julie Gallinaro and husband, Ben.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Hospice at Charlotte-Lake Norman, 705 Griffith St., Suite 203, Davidson, NC 28036 or The Center for Colon Cancer Research, Attn: Dr. Frank Berger, 712 Main St., Room 614, Jones PSC Bldg., University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home served the family. Condolences may be offered at

Ella Elizabeth “Betty” Davis

HUNTERSVILLE – Funeral services for Ella Elizabeth “Betty” Davis, 90, were held Nov. 14 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church. Davis died Nov. 9, 2012.

She was born Oct. 31, 1922, in Lancaster County, S.C. to Leroy and Ella Rowell Baskins. She spent her career as a nurse.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Londees Davis Sr. and son, Londees Davis Jr.

She is survived by daughter-in-law, Cindy, of Huntersville; and sister, Ruby of Florida.

Memorials may be made to Lyttleton Street UMC, 1206 Lyttleton St., Camden, SC 29020.

James Funeral Home served the family.

Mattie Lee Polston Almond

HUNTERSVILLE – Funeral services for Mattie Lee Polston Almond, 89, were held Nov. 13 in the chapel of Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home. Almond died Nov. 9, 2012, at the Oaks Nursing Home.

Born Dec. 29, 1922, in Darlington, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Pless W. Polston and Maude Harold Polston.

Almond was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where she served on a church circle. She was a retired officer of Bank of America.

Survivors include daughter, Rebecca Fennell, of Charlotte; step-children, Douglas Almond, of Cookville, Tenn., Karen Holliday, of Charlotte, and Janice Givens of Memphis, Tenn.; grandsons, Kevin Kennedy and wife, Carolyn, of Simpsonville, S.C., John Kennedy and fiancée, Marcie Campbell, and her daughter, Holly, of Kings Mountain, and Michael Kennedy, of Charlotte; and great-grandchildren Dallis, Morgan and Elizabeth.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, James C. Harris and Oscar F. Almond.

Memorials can be made to Trinity United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 6230 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, NC 28216.

Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home served the family. Condolences may be made at