Hope ‘Hopie’ Bell

DAVIDSON – Hope “Hopie” Peterson Bell, 88, died May 4, 2012, at Levine Dickson Hospice Center in Huntersville.

She was a member of Davidson College Presbyterian Church for 60 years.

Born Feb. 26, 1924, in Alexandria, Va., she was a daughter of the late Martin and Helen Peterson.

Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Locke Bell.

Survivors include her daughter, Dr. Lina Bell Soares; granddaughter, Carolina Lacy Soares; and grandson, Forrest Peterson Soares of Statesboro, Ga.

Services were held Wednesday, May 16, in the Lingle Chapel of Davidson College Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Lib McGregor Simmons officiating. A private interment at Mimosa Cemetery followed the service.

Memorials may be made to Davidson College Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 337, Davidson, NC 28036.

Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Huntersville, was in charge.

Paul Fettig

DAVIDSON – Paul Francis James Fettig, 74, died May 6, 2012.

Born Sept. 10, 1937, in Indiana, he was a son of the late Leo Benedict Fettig and Lenore Marie McKenzie.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Dorothy Ellen Fittig and brother, William Fittig.

Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Molly Brennan Payne Fettig; and brothers, Dennis Fettig and wife, Donna, Mark Fettig and David Fettig and wife, Karen.

Services were held Friday, May 11, in the Lingle Chapel of Davidson College Presbyterian Church, with Bishop James Birch, Pastor Lib McGregor Simmons and Associate Pastor of Discipleship Robert Alexander officiating.

Memorials may be made to Community Living Centers Inc., 33235 Grand River Ave., Farmington, MI 48336.

Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Huntersville, was in charge.

Michael Faircloth

MOORESVILLE – Michael Thomas Faircloth, 32, of Mooresville, died May 8, 2012, at Presbyterian Hospital in Huntersville.

Born Jan. 9, 1980, in Jacksonville, Fla., he was a son of Milton Keith Faircloth and Jennifer Cunniff McArthur.

He served in the U.S. Army and worked for Sunbelt Rentals.

In addition to his parents, survivors include his daughter, Victoria (Tori) Faircloth, of Huntersville; sister, Kellie Phifer, of Mooresville, and Daniel and Christian McArthur, both of Huntersville; nieces, Anna and Abigail Phifer; and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Services were held Saturday, May 12, at SouthLake Presbyterian Church, with the Revs. Wade Malloy and Adam Mumpower officiating.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

James Funeral Home, Huntersville, served the family.

Details: www.jamesfuneralhomeLKN.com.

Zola Howard

MOORESVILLE – Zola “Pat” Helms Howard, 90, of Mooresville, died Sunday, May 13, 2012, at Genesis Eldercare.

She was born Oct. 31, 1921, in Mooresville, to the late Van and Hattie Mann Helms. She was retired from Mooresville Mills/Burlington Industries. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy “Buford” Howard; brother, Harvey “Skinnie” Smith; sisters, Marie Holland and Nona Helms; and great-grandson, Taylor Nance.

Survivors include her children, Daryl Howard and wife, Mattie, of Charlotte, Faye McConnell and husband, Pete, of Huntersville, Judy Nance and husband, Sonny, of Mooresville; sister, Helen Gillespie; grandchildren, Shawn Nance, Tonya Warren and Heather Fox; and great-grandchildren, Ryan and Blake Cartin, Michael and Joseph Durham, Nathan and Elijah Nance, as well as Luke, Tessa, Bridgette and Andrew Fox.

Services were held Wednesday, May 16, at Southside Baptist Church. Burial followed at Willow Valley Cemetery.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is serving the family.

Details: www.cavin-cook.com.

Jeanne Mandt

MOORESVILLE – Jeanne Auer Mandt, 81, of Mooresville, died Saturday, May 12, 2012, at the Gordon Hospice House in Statesville.

She was born June 16, 1930, in Charleston, W.Va., to the late Harry Victor and Marie Gertrude Oldoerp Auer. She was retired from the personnel department at Davidson College.

She worked at Union Carbride in Charleston, W.Va.; the Leo Agency in Huntsville, Ala.; and Lotus Miller’s in Mooresville. She volunteered for Meals on Wheels and the Suicide Prevention Hotline in Huntsville, Ala. She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.

She was preceded in death by her son, John Frederick Mandt.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Richard Ruffner Mandt Sr.; sons, Richard Ruffner Mandt Jr., and David William Mandt; daughter-in-law, Patricia Mandt Prather; and grandchildren, Jennifer Mandt Merritt, David Ruffner Mandt and Sarah Margaret Mandt.

Services were held Tuesday, May 15, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Burial followed the service at Glenwood Memorial Park.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is serving the family. Details: www.cavin-cook.com.