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Carol Haigler Davis, 98, died on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. She was a resident at the Methodist Manor in Florence SC. Carol was born in Union County North Carolina on Christmas Day 1921. Her Birthname was Christmas Carol Haigler. She was the youngest of 8 children and her parents were the…

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Lois S. Carnes, age 94, of Waxhaw, went home to be with the Lord on November 25, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Clinton Carnes. Mrs. Carnes is survived by her brother-in-laws, Russell D. Carnes (Kay) and Neal Carnes (Shirley); her sister-in-law, Mary Jo Braswell and …

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Mrs. Dorothy Morton McManus, 85, of Monroe, NC went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. She was born in Union County on March 21, 1935 to the late E. Blease Morton and Lela Starnes Morton. She is also preceded in death by her son, Richard Gene Couick, husband Jimmy Lee McMan…

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Robert G. “Bob” Dalrymple, 85, passed away on Monday, November 23, 2020. A private graveside service will be conducted in Lakeland Memorial Park in Monroe, NC. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Mr. Joseph Paul Price, 80, of Waxhaw, NC passed away Monday, November 23, 2020.

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Nancy Hazelwood Cutchin Price of Monroe passed away at home Monday, November 23, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Nancy was born December 3, in Whitakers, NC. She was the daughter of the late Josiah Spencer Cutchin, Jr. and Willie Emma Hazelwood Cutchin. She was preceded in death by her…

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Carson Rorie, 82, of Monroe went Home to be with the Lord on November 22, 2020.

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Dr. Charles Winford Holtzclaw, known by his friends as Wint, of Monroe, N.C. and formerly of Charlotte, N.C. peacefully passed away on November 22, 2020.

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A memorial service for Mr. Haywood Taylor, 55, of Stallings, NC, will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Rehoboth Temple Church. Blakely’s Funeral Service of Monroe is handling arrangements.

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MawMaw Elsie went to Heaven early Sunday morning, November 22, 2020. A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Lakeland Memorial Park in Monroe with Rev. Stephen Ratliff from Indian Trail Presbyterian Church officiating. While her service is not private, the family asks that e…

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Mr. Richard Lee Davis, Jr., 83, CPO Ret. USN of California, MD formerly of Union County, NC passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2020. Graveside Services and Military Honors will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at the Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, 9904 Andrew Jackson R…

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Edith Hill Fincher, 95, of Monroe, NC, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, on November 21, 2020. She was born and raised in Union County. Edith is preceded in death by her husband, Ney Fincher; 5 brothers, Cray Hill, Dennis Hill, Dillon Hill, Devon Hill and Olin Hill an…

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Ms. Crystal Diane Griffin, 42, of Monroe, NC, died on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at Novant Health of Matthews. Services are incomplete. Blakely’s Funeral Service of Monroe is handling arrangements

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Esther Freeman (Hudson), 87, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday morning, November 19, 2020 at her daughter’s home surrounded by loved ones.

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Mr. Nathan Knox 58, of Monroe, NC, died on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Accordius Health Care of Monroe, NC. Services are incomplete. Blakely’s Funeral Service of Monroe is handling arrangements.

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Mr. Haywood Taylor, 55, of Stallings, NC, died on Friday, November 20, 2020 at Scotland Occupational Health in Laurinburg, NC. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Rehoboth Temple Church.

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Robert H. Starnes Jr., age 77, passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at his home with his wife and daughter by his side. A native of Union County, NC, Robert is the son of the late Robert Sr. and Beulah (Richardson) Starnes. He spent most of his life in the textile and tool manufactur…

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Funeral service for Mrs. Margaret Ann Rivers Pharr, 87, of Monroe, NC, will be held on Monday, November 23, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Bennie Blakely, Jr. Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery. A public viewing will be held Sunday, November 22, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.…

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Mrs. Louise Baucom Shirley, 78, of Peachland, NC passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2020. A graveside service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Friday, November 20, 2020 at Shiloh Advent Christian Church Cemetery, 3601 Sikes Mill Road, Monroe. The family will receive friends following the service …

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Mr. Charlie Bob Rushing of Monroe, NC passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2020. Graveside Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, November 22, 2020 at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Monroe. A public viewing will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Harris Funeral Ho…

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Mr. Richard Lee Davis Jr., 83, of California, MD, formerly of Union County, NC, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2020 at Med Star Southern Maryland Hospital in Clinton, MD. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Harris Funeral Home & Cremations of Monroe.

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Grace R. Goldy, beloved aunt and friend, died on November 7, 2020 at her home in Monroe, NC — she was 96 years young!

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Mr. Charlie Rushing of Monroe, NC, passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at Atrium Health-Union in Monroe, NC. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Harris Funeral Home & Cremations of Monroe.

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Danny Carson Cox (Abe), age 65, of Monroe, passed away on November 16, 2020 after a long battle with ALS. He was born in Union County on December 27, 1954, the son of Billy Carson Cox and the late Helen Aycoth Cox.

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Melissa McManus Bowman, 51, passed away on November 13, 2020 at Novant Presbyterian Medical Center surrounded by the comfort of her family. A graveside service will be held Friday, November 20, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Forest Lawn East Cemetery, 3700 Forest Lawn Dr., Matthews, NC.

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Mrs. Margaret Ann Rivers Pharr, 87, of Monroe, NC, died Monday, November 16, 2020 at Atrium Health Care-Union, Monroe. A service will be held on Monday, November 23, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Bennie Blakely, Jr. Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery. A public viewing will be S…

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Mr. Wilbert Eugene White, 68, of Monroe, NC, will be held on Friday, November 20, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Bennie Blakely, Jr. Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery. A public viewing will Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Blakely’s Funeral Service.

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Funeral services for Mrs. Kathaleen Marsh, 74, of Monroe, NC, will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Bennie Blakely, Jr. Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery. A public viewing will be held on Friday, November 20, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. a…

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Beverly Ann Helms 64, of Wesley Chapel, NC, passed away Saturday at Atrium Health of Union County surrounded by some of her loving family.

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Mrs Ella Mae Gibson McCray, 76, of Monroe, NC, died on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. Graveside Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Lakeland Memorial Park, 1901 Lancaster Avenue, Monroe. A public viewing was held from 2:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 18, …

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Mrs. Faye Anthony Brown, 83, of Matthews, NC passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 at her home. Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, 381 Crestdale Rd., Matthews. A public viewing will be held 2:00 p.m. t…

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Margaret Beatty Tucker, 96, of Midland, passed away Saturday, November 14, 2020 at Tucker Hospice House in Kannapolis.

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Mrs. Ann Rape, 75, of Monroe, NC passed away Friday, November 13, 2020.

Shannon Nichols Griffin, 31, known to her friends as "Biggie", passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at her home. A native of Union County, she was the daughter of Don Griffin and Gail Holmes and granddaughter of Ed Griffin and Judy Teeter as well as the late Reece Griffin and Roadie Griffin.

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Robert Franklin Akers, Sr., 94, passed away Thursday, November 12, 2020 in Monroe, NC, surrounded by his loving wife and family. Franklin was born on December 19, 1925 in Patrick County, VA son of the late Elmer and Clora Alice Akers of Bassett, VA. He is also preceded in death by three of h…

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Mrs. Lucille Winters McRorie, 80, of Monroe, NC passed away November 12, 2020. She was born March 25, 1940 daughter to the late Raymond and Viola Rogers Winter. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Allen Winters and a great-grandchild, Mason Worrells. She was a Navy wife, a residen…

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Mr. James Woodbury, 80, originally of Spring Hill, Fla., died on Nov. 11, 2020 in York, SC. Services are incomplete at this time. Monroe Mortuary Services is handling arrangements.

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Ms. Kathaleen Marsh, 74, of Monroe, NC, died on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 at Atrium Health Care-Union in Monroe, NC. Service arrangements are incomplete. Blakely’s Funeral Service of Monroe is handling arrangements.

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Funeral services for Mr. Thomas Ocie Burch, 76, of Monroe, NC, will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Bennie Blakely, Jr. Memorial Chapel. A public viewing will be on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Blakely’s Funeral Service of Monroe.

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Mr. Johnny Harris, 71, of Charlotte, NC, died on Nov. 1, 2020 in Charlotte, NC. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020 at 12:00 noon at Monroe Mortuary Services, 704 Walkup Ave. Monroe, NC 28110. A Private Committal will be at the VA Salisbury National Cemetery.

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James Hamilton Spencer Jr., 73, of Charlotte, NC passed away unexpectedly at his home on the evening of October 28, 2020. Born December 29, 1946 in Monroe, NC, Jim was the son of the late James Hamilton Spencer, Sr. and the late Sara Katherine Walker Spencer.

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Mrs. Ella Mae Gibson McCray, 76, of Monroe, NC, died on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at Atrium Health University in Charlotte, NC. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Harris Funeral Home & Cremations of Monroe, NC.

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Pat Brooks Helms, age 86, of Monroe, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on November 10, 2020. She was born in Union County on November 15, 1933, daughter of the late Cyrus Lee and Bessie Love Brooks.

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A graveside service for Ms. Daphne Ann Funderburk, 61, of Monroe, NC, will be held on Monday, November 16, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Lakeland Memorial Park.

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Mr. Thomas Ocie Burch, 76, of Monroe, NC, died on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at Richmond County Hospice in Rockingham, NC. Services are incomplete at this time.

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Funeral services for Mr. Benjamin “BJ” Winfield, Jr., 65, of Monroe, NC, will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Bennie Blakely, Jr. Memorial Chapel.