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Mrs. Anelsa Kay Brown Graham, 78, of Candor, NC passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at her residence.

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Mrs. Judith Kay Barker, 79, of Monroe, died on Friday, September 25, 2020.

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Mrs. Carol Sue Flower, age 82, of Monroe, NC, died on August 16, 2020.

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Mrs. Karen Edwards Jones, age 76, of Monroe, NC, on July 25, 2020.

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John Emery Kyle of Monroe, NC, died on Thursday, September 24, 2020.

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Mrs. Elizabeth Carter Raper, age 71, of Monroe, NC, died on September 15, 2020 at Atrium Health-Union.

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Mr. Andy Rayburn Brown, age 95, of Monroe, NC, died on August 30, 2020.

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Mrs. Myrtis Blackburn McCray, 84, of Pageland, SC, died on Thursday, September 24. 2020.

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James Brevard ‘Buddy’ Jamison, Jr. 80, passed away Thursday September 24, 2020. He was born May 1, 1940 in Mecklenburg County, son of the late James Brevard Jamison, Sr. & Louise Yost Jamison. He is also preceded in death by a son Darryl Jamison, and two brothers; Carl Jamison and Ben Jamison.

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Flora Marie Allen Fowler, 77, of Midland, NC, died Tuesday, September 22, 2020.

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A graveside service for Mr. James Dean Covington, 61, of Monroe, NC, will be held on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Lakeland Memorial Park. A public viewing will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 pm at Blakely’s Funeral Service of Monroe.

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Lisa McGinnis Dixon, 58, of Monroe, NC, died on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Gordon Funeral Service and Crematory.

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Mrs. Gertie Altman Langston, 89, of Marshville, North Carolina, passed away Saturday, September 19, 2020, at Autumn Care Nursing Home of Marshville.

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Mrs. Nancy Barker Bowman (Grammy), 84, passed away peacefully on August 28, 2020 at Novant Matthews Medical Center. There will be a private family only, viewing on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 at Heritage Funeral Home, 3700 Forest Lawn Dr, Weddington, NC. A private graveside service will follow at…

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Mr. James D. Covington, 61, of Monroe, NC, died on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at Atrium Health-Union, Monroe. Services are incomplete. Blakely’s Funeral Service of Monroe is handling arrangements.

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Eva Medlin Thompson, 69, passed away Thursday, September 17, 2020. She was born October 27, 1950 in Union County, daughter of the late Marvin Eugene and Flossie Helms Medlin. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Larry Medlin, Johnny Medlin and Wade Medlin.

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Ms. Wanda Jordan Laney, 66, of Salisbury, NC, formerly of Pageland, SC, passed away on Monday, September 14, 2020 in Salisbury, NC.

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Jerry Nelson Coan, 76, passed away on September 15, 2020. He will truly be missed by family and friends. He was born October 29, 1943 in Union County to the late C.J. “Buss” Coan and Mary “Granny” Coan.

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Elizabeth Evans Eisert, formerly of Olean, NY, passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at the home of her daughter in Midland, NC.

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Olivette Mitchum, 87, of Monroe, NC, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday July 31, 2020. She was born on July 24, 1933 to the late Fred Chatham Staton and Ollie Davis Staton of the Olive Branch Community in Union County, the youngest of four children.

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Sarah Elizabeth “Lib” Barrier, 80, of Locust, NC, died at her home on Monday, September 14, 2020.

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Alan Dale Austin, 56, of Columbia, SC, passed away September 15, 2020 in Columbia. His funeral service was held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 18, 2020 in the First Baptist Church, Locust with Rev. Tommy Ross and Rev. Kinney Wallace officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. …

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Funeral services for Mr. Andrew Jackson “AJ” Winchester, 90, of Monroe, NC, will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. at Bennie Blakely, Jr. Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be Saturday September 19, 2020 from 3:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Watts Grove Baptis…

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Funeral service for Ja’ Quan Rashad Watson, 28, of Charleston, SC. formerly of Monroe, NC, will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Bennie Blakely, Jr. Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be Saturday, September 19, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. A public viewing will be…

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Ms. Carolyn Ann Laney, 74, of Monroe, NC, passed away Sunday, September 13, 2020, God decided to walk my mom over the rainbow bridge. He took her there because he knew her love for all his creatures, great and small, and I think he must have needed another angel to look after his furry flock…

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Sandra Nemer, 72, died on September 14, 2020. A private graveside will be held at Monroe City Cemetery (Suncrest). Holland Funeral Service & Crematory is handling arrangements.

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Mr. James Lewis Hamilton, 66, died on September 9, 2020. Holland Funeral Service & Crematory is handling arrangements.

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Mr. Oscar Michael Ervin, 74, passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at Atrium Health Union in Monroe, NC. Mr. Ervin was born October 1, 1945 in Concord, NC to the late Fred O. and Adelene Lovingood Ervin. He was a faithful member of Back to Bethel Baptist Church where he served as Deacon and…

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Mr. Andrew “AJ” Winchester, 90, of Monroe, NC, died on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at his home. Services are incomplete. Blakely’s Funeral Service of Monroe is handling arrangements.

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Mr. JaQuan Rashad “Jay” Watson , 28, of Monroe, NC, died on Friday, September 11, 2020. Services are incomplete. Blakely’s Funeral Service of Monroe is handling arrangements.

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Mr. James Edward “Ed” Price, 78, passed away Thursday, September 10, 2020. He was born in Union County on July 31, 1942 to the late Burl James Price and Shirley Benton Price. He is also preceded in death by a brother, Richard C. Price.

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Frances Davis Dickerson, 97, passed away on September 6, 2020 in Monroe, NC. She was born August 9, 1923 in Clarksville, TN to Hugh and Hester Davis. Frances made friends wherever she went. She was well known as an excellent cook and bridge player. Frances had an adventurous and creative spi…

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Mr. Richard A. Starnes, age 74, of Lancaster, South Carolina, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at Southern Oaks Assisted Living Center.

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Jacksie Sims Maye, 93, of Wingate passed away on September 8, 2020. She was born in Waxhaw on January 30, 1927 to the late Ervin Jackson Sims and Annie Carter Sims. Jacksie earned her Bachelor’s degree from the Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina (UNCG). She was a teacher wit…

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Mrs. Johnnie Baucom Young, 93, of Monroe, North Carolina, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2020, at Brookdale Union Park in Monroe. She was born September 9, 1926 in Union County a daughter of the late Azer D. Baucom and Ruth Secrest Baucom. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in d…

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Funeral services for Ms. Erica Nevaeh McKinney, 14, of Waxhaw, NC, will be held on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Greater Blessed Hope Baptist Church (Waxhaw). Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Waxhaw. The body will lie in state one hour before the service…

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The memorial service for Mrs. Susie Hamilton Rickett, of Monroe, NC, will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Bennie Blakely, Jr. Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Blakely’s Funeral Service of Monroe is handling arrangements.

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Funeral services for Mr. Samuel “Sonny” Allen, 69, of Monroe, NC, will be held on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. at Benie Blakely, Jr. Memorial Chapel Burial will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Public viewing will be Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. til 7:00 p.m. at Blakel…

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Mr. James Walter “Huck” Manus, age 80, of Waxhaw, passed away Thursday, September 3, 2020 at his home.

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Donald Clarence Deason, age 83, passed away on September 4, 2020 at his residence in Monroe, North Carolina.

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William “Bill” Clegg Wooten, age 76, of Indian Trail, went home to be with his Lord on September 5, 2020. He was born in Union County on September 28, 1943, son of the late Clegg and Doris Wooten. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Zeb Wooten and by three brothers, Tom Wooten, Don Woo…