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Claude McConnell passes away at 95

Dr. Dr. Claude Hardison McConnell, 95 of Davidson, passed away Jan. 17 at The Pines at Davidson, where he was a resident. He was born May 28, 1924 in Lewisburg, Tenn. He was the next to the youngest of eight children born to Jennie Groves McKnight McConnell and Edmund David McConnell. He graduated from Marshall […]

Richard Carroll, 79, passes away

Richard Lee Carroll, 79, of Cornelius, passed away on May 27, 2018. He was born in Camden, N.J. on June 11, 1938 to the late John Raymond Carroll and Miriam McCormick Carroll and lived in South Jersey for the next 50 years.  Richard is survived by his wife, Gail Williams Carroll; daughters, Tracy Biittig (Jeff) of […]

Allyson Young passes away

Allyson Young, the sister of Cornelius photographer Deborah Young, passed away peacefully April 3 surrounded by family and friends. Born in South Ruislip, England to Margaret and Ronald Young, Allyson was the youngest of three children, and is survived by her mother Margaret (Jenkinson Young) Sampson and husband Ted Sampson; her sister Deborah and husband Rick […]

James Kenneth Boyte, 66

Stanley, NC — James Kenneth Boyte, 66, died Sunday, December 31, 2017, at home following a brief illness. He leaves his wife of 41 years, Sharlee (Thompson) Boyte; his mother, Mrs. E.L. McAmis, his uncle, Arthur Leon Boyte and his wife, Jerlene; his sister, Linda Boyte Pettit and her husband, Phillip; and many other relatives […]

James Edward Smith, 85

James Edward Smith (Jim), 85, went home to his heavenly father on Dec. 29, 2017. A North Carolina native, he was born Oct. 13, 1932, grew up in the Winston-Salem area and was a graduate of Mineral Springs High School and Appalachian State University (ASU). He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, […]

Carson Slayton, 22

Carson Lee Slayton, 22, of Davidson passed away unexpectedly in her sleep. Carson was born on October 16, 1995.  She was the beloved daughter of Robin Hall Slayton and Steve Slayton, Jr.  Carson graduated CFC Academy in Concord and attended College of Charleston. Along with her parents, Carson is survived by her grandparents, Mac and […]

Mary Ruth Bennett Rucker, 86

Mary Ruth Bennett Rucker, 86, of Cornelius, NC passed away peacefully on December 21, 2017.  Mary was born December 25, 1930 in Ada, OK  to the late Robert H. Bennett and Lorenza Hammonds Bennett.  Mary Ruth served as President of the South Piedmont Chapter Auxiliary of the Professional Engineers of North Carolina.  She was a charter member of Lake […]

Jodi Archer, 62

Jodi Archer of Cornelius, NC passed away on November 29th, 2017. Jodi was born in Corona, California on November 4th, 1955 to the late Lt. Col. Arthur Anthony and Amy Anthony. She is survived by her husband, Larry Archer, her daughter, Emily Archer, and Emily’s fiance Austin Grabowski, her son Jay Gomez and his wife […]

Louyse A. Lee, 75

Louyse A. Lee, 75, of Charlotte, NC passed away on December 16th 2017. Louyse was born on September 11, 1942 in Clarksburg West Virginia to the late Carl Lowther and Mary Edna Bradley. Along with her parents, Louyse is preceded in death by her late husband Kenneth D. Lee of Morton, NY who died in […]

Robert “Bob” James O’Brien, Jr., 77

Robert “Bob” James O’Brien, Jr., 77, of Davidson, NC passed away on November 27, 2017 at The Pines at Davidson. He was born in Rossiter, PA on May 7, 1940 to the late Robert James O’Brien, Sr. and Elizabeth Vadasy O’Brien. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by infant daughter, Linda; his […]