Len Chandler

CORNELIUS – Funeral services for Len Chandler, 79, will be held March 23, 2013, at the Rathmann home, 9119 Magnolia Estates Drive, Cornelius.   

He died March 10 at his home after a brief battle with cancer.

Chandler was born Jan. 28, 1934, in Pontiac, Mich., to the late Edwin and Dora Capling Chandler.

He was the Ontario Diving Champion and played in the Canadian Professional Football League for six years. He became a member of the Brantford Sports Hall of Fame.

Survivors include his wife, Lois Margaret Crouch Chandler; children, Kerry Rose Rathmann, Genny Lee Kleiser and Casey Edwin Chandler; brother, Bruce Brown of Canada; and grandchildren, Cody and Taylor Rathmann. Hagan and Quinn Kleiser and Ryan and Kane Chandler.

Memorial contributions may be to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Condolences: Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, www.raymerfh.com.

 

Betty G. Shaw

HUNTERSVILLE – Funeral services for Betty G. Shaw, 79, will be held at a later date.

She died March 10, 2013, at Carolinas Medical Center.

Shaw was born Sept. 16, 1933, in Bessemer City, to the late Myrtle Miller.

Survivors include her son, Joseph Michael Gunter of Huntersville.

Condolences: James Funeral Home, www.jamesfuneralhomelkn.com.

 

Humberto Olea-Bravo

CORNELIUS – Funeral services for Humberto Olea-Bravo, 81, were held March 12, 2013, at St. Mark Catholic Church.

He died March 8 at Carolinas Medical Center.

Humberto was born May 28, 1931, in Santa Ines, Puebla, Mexico to Filemon Olea and Otilia Bravo De Olea.

He was an industrial engineer.

Survivors include his wife, Guadalupe Barbosa de Olea; sons, Humberto and Francisco Olea; daughters, Guadalupe and Alicia Olea; grandchildren, Andrea Barrera, Paulina Ivete, Diego and Brian, Alonzo Barrera Santiago Ramirez; and four sisters.

Condolences: Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, www.raymerfh.com.

 

Oresto Joseph Conti Jr.

HUNTERSVILLE – Funeral services for Oresto “Russ” Joseph Conti Jr., 60, will be held April 6, 2013, at Smith Funeral Home in Warren, R.I.

Immediately following the service, there will be a gathering at the home of Richard Conti, 3 Pine Haven Dr., Wyoming, RI 02898.

He died March 6 at Levine & Dickson Hospice House.

Conti was born Aug. 2, 1952, in Providence, R.I., to Rena Bellanger Conti and the late Oresto Joseph Conti.

He was a structural engineer with General Dynamics,.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Buckless Conti; daughter, Wendy Gherardi; son, Paul Russell Conti; grandson, Nicholas Gherardi; brothers, Richard Conti and Dino Conti; and sister, Angela Sutherland.

Condolences: Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, www.raymerfh.com.

 

Lukas Michael Robbins

HUNTERSVILLE – Funeral services for Lukas Michael Robbins, infant, were held March 10, 2013, at NorthLake Memorial Gardens.

He died March 5 at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.

Survivors include his parents, Jason Michael Robbins and Lacy Elizabeth Price; sister, Alexis Elizabeth Robbins; maternal grandmother, Wendy Honeycutt; paternal grandparents, Michael and Roberta Robbins; and aunt, Ashley Robbins.

Condolences: James Funeral Home, www.jamesfuneralhomelkn.com.

 

Joan Rose Cornell

HUNTERSVILLE – Funeral services for Joan Rose Cornell, 82, will be held in Michigan.

Cornell died March 5, 2013, at Presbyterian Hospital.

She was born Feb. 5, 1931, in Ypsilanti, Mich., to Raymond and Rosa Cain Stiles.

Cornell was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Cornell. Survivors include her son, David Cornell and wife, Krystin, of Pinckard, Ala; daughters, Kathy Bates of Flint, Mich., Linda Ward and husband, Dennis, of Rankin, Mich. and Carolyn Neault and husband, Jim, of Huntersville; brothers, Bill, Jack, Gerry and Dick; and10 grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Condolences: James Funeral Home, www.jamesfuneralhomelkn.com.

 

Keturah Williams Middlebrook

HUNTERSVILLE – Funeral services for Keturah Williams Middlebrook, 30, were held March 16, 2013, at Mt. Tabor First Baptist Church in Florida.

She died March 4 at Levine & Dickson Hospice House.

Middlebrook was born Oct. 6, 1982, in St. Johns, Fla., to Henry and Harriet Williams.

Survivors include her husband, Kurstan Tyrone Middlebrook.

Condolences: James Funeral Home, www.jamesfuneralhomelkn.com.

 

Kristen Renee Black

DAVIDSON – Funeral services for Kristen Renee Black, 38, will be private.

She died March 4 at Levine & Dickson Hospice House.

Black was born June 9, 1974, in Hudson Co., N.J., to Andrew Grogan and Diane Handlowitch Grogan.

Survivors include her husband, Vincent W. Black; daughter, Meghan Marie Black; brothers, Andrew, Brian and Joseph; and stepson, William Joseph Black.

Condolences: James Funeral Home, www.jamesfuneralhomelkn.com.

 

Ralph Williams MUG

CORNELIUS – Funeral services for Ralph Williams, 94, were held March 9, 2013, at Mt. Zion Community Cemetery.

He died March 4 at the Haven at Highland Creek.

Condolences: Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, www.raymerfh.com.

 

Sandra Lee Lyons MUG

HUNTERSVILLE – Funeral services for Sandra Lee Lyons, 53, were held March 9, 2013, at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home.

She died March 3 at Carolinas Medical Center.

Lyons was born Dec. 28, 1959, in Providence, R.I., to the late Joseph Terreault and Grace Lauriola Terreault.

Survivors include her husband, John; son, Scott Lyons; stepsons, Danny and William Lyons of Rhode Island; and sisters, Laura Carvalho and husband, Manuel and Joanne Faiola and husband, David of Rhode Island.

Condolences: Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, www.raymerfh.com.