Obituaries for Carolina Funeral Service & Cremation Center Obituary for Thelma Dunn JohnsonMrs. Thelma Dunn Johnson was born in Mecklenburg County on February 8th 1923. She passed away on October 26th after a prolonged illness. She graduated from Central High School in Charlotte in 1941. She retired from Myers Park Hardware. She was the daughter of Leonard Carl Dunn and Annie Osbourne Dunn both deceased. She was predeceased by her husband Otis L “Roy” Johnson Jr., and her daughter Carol Johnson Triplett. She is survived by her son Otis L. “Johnny” Johnson, her grandsons Chris Johnson of Costa Mesa, CA, Cody Daniel Johnson of Appleton, NY, and her son-in-law Chaplain Harlon Triplett. A private service for immediate family members will be conducted. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the National Kidney Foundation. Online condolences may be addressed to Carolina Funeral Service & Cremation Center is entrusted with the arrangements. for Harriett Beam Lyles“Sunny” Harriett Beam Lyles Sunny Lyles, 67, died peacefully at her home on Saturday, October 25, after a courageous 7-year battle with breast cancer. She was with her daughter Lyssa and husband Ray at the time of her passing. She was born Harriett Anne Beam on April 8, 1947, in Charlotte. She was the daughter of Harriett Sample Beam and Edward L. Beam. She graduated from Myers Park High School and received her BS in Dental Hygiene from UNC Chapel Hill. It was there, at a sorority-fraternity mixer, that she met her future husband Ray. Sunny and Ray were married for over 45 years. And she is the Mother of three wonderful children: Lyssa Lyles of Esher, England, Chad Lyles of San Francisco and Ian Lyles of Portland, Oregon. She is the proud Mother-in-law of Sasha Melendez and the very proud Grandmother of Lucie Lyles. While “Sunny” was the nickname her parents gave her at birth, she could not have been more aptly named. Everyone who met her knew immediately that “sunshine” had come into their lives. She was a beautiful, caring, strong woman and mother. From Charlotte, Atlanta, Short Hills, New York, Kiawah Island, and Charleston, she left a “string” of ardent fans. Truly she never met a stranger. And they loved her. In addition to her children, daughter in law, and granddaughter, she is survived by her sisters Sally, and husband Don Rock of Huntersville, and Sissy Roma of Columbia, SC. Also she is survived by niece Melanie DuBois, and nephews Danny Rock and Michael Roma. She was preceded in death by her niece Caroline DuBois. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 P.M. Friday October 31, 2014 at Myers Park Baptist Church, 1900 Queens Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207. The family wishes to thank Dr. Steven Limentani and the nurses and staff at the Levine Cancer Center, for their loving care over the last seven years. And in lieu of flowers, the family would like to thank the wonderful people of Hospice and Palliative Care of Charlotte, and ask that donations be made to help that outstanding organization. Online condolences may be addressed to Carolina Funeral Service & Cremation Center is entrusted with the arrangements for Frances S. ReichFrances S. Reich, 93, of Kannapolis,formerly of Charlotte, passed away on October 25, 2014 at the Tucker Hospice House. She was born in Davidson County on August 11, 1921 to the late David and Mamie (Yokeley) Sink. Frances had been employed by the former First Union National Bank as a Check Processor. She was a member of Little Church on the Lane. Frances is survived by her son , Jessie L Reich of Concord, and daughter Patsy R. ( William B.) McClintock of New Orleans, LA. and 2 grandchildren. A private family interment will take place at Midway Methodist Church in Davidson County. for John G. HousiadasJohn G. Housiadas "barba-Yiannis" Mr. Housiadas 87 of Charlotte, passed away Friday, October 24, 2014 at Presbyterian Hospital. The son of the late George and Maroussio (Koumbarakis) Housiadas, John " barba-Yiannis" as he was affectionately known as, was born in Greece on March 9, 1927. Mr. Housiadas came to Charlotte on July 4, 1973 with his wife and sons. He enjoyed his annual trips to Greece, playing his violin, hunting and beekeeping. Besides his parents, Mr. Housiadas was preceded in death by his wife Eleni and a brother Spiro. He is survived by his sons Vic Housiadas and George (Maria) Housiadas and granddaughter Eleni Housiadas all of Charlotte, brother Kostas Housiadas of Greece and many nieces and nephews. A Trisagion Service will be be held this evening at 7 PM at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 600 East Blvd, Charlotte. A funeral service will be held at the Cathedral on Monday, at 11AM with interment a Evergreen City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 600 East Blvd, Chlt, NC, 28203 or to Panagia Proussiotissa (Elatos). The Housiadas family would like to thank the many physicians, nurses and Peak Resources of Charlotte for their care and comfort. for Joseph Thomas "Joe" LuscanJoseph Thomas "Joe" Luscan died peacefully in Harris Hospice Unit, Presbyterian Hospital on October 23, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina at the age of 82. Joe was born on April 17, 1932 in St. Clair, Pennsylvania to Elizabeth Ryan Luscan and Thomas Luscan. He is survived by his daughters, Nora Leyland of Silver Spring, Maryland and Jennifer Luscan Cichonski of Charlotte, North Carolina, son Martin Mansfield of Wallingford Connecticut, daughter-in-law Christine Mansfield, and sons-in-law Donald Gardner, Mark Cichonski and Michael Manley. Joe was "Pop" to seven grandchildren: Emily Gardner, Roxanne Shorrock, Mark Cichonski Jr., Joseph Cichonski, Evan Mansfield, Andrew Mansfield and Patrice Mansfield; and two step-grandchildren, Nick Manley and Tom Manley. Joe is preceded in death by his wife Anne Catherine Mansfield Luscan of Charlotte, NC and his daughter Doris Leyland Gardner of Columbia, Maryland. A funeral is scheduled for 11am Friday, October 31st at Saint Matthew Catholic Church Charlotte, North Carolina, with a reception to follow. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Joe's life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Harris Hospice Unit, Presbyterian Hospital, 200 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28204. Online condolences may be addressed to Carolina Funeral Service & Cremation Center is entrusted with the arrangements. for Yeilyn Gama AlvarezJardín de Dios Dios mirado a su alrededor de su jardín, Y encontré un lugar vacío. Luego miró hacia abajo sobre la tierra, Y vio tu rostro cansado. Puso sus brazos alrededor de ti, Y te levantó al descanso. El jardín de Dios debe ser hermoso, El siempre se lleva el mejor. Él sabía que usted estaba sufriendo, Sabía que estabas en el dolor, Él sabía que nunca se mejoraria Estando en la tierra. Vio que el camino se estaba poniendo dificil, Y las montaña eran difíciles de escalar, Entonces cerró los párpados cansados, Y le susurró, "la paz sea tuya". Rompió nuestros corazones al perderte, Pero no te fuiste solo, Porque parte de nosotros se fue contigo, El día que Dios te llamó a casa. for Phyllis ZellmerPhyllis Grant Zellmer passed away on October 18, 2014 surrounded by her family after a long struggle with cancer. Her family will receive friends after a memorial service at 1pm on October 25, 2014 at Matthews United Methodist Church in Matthews, NC. Mrs. Zellmer was born on January 19, 1949 to the late Leroy and Mildred Grant in Monroe, NC. She is survived by her loving husband of 31 years, Jerry Zellmer and son and daughter-in-law, Carlton and Emi Lynn of Atlanta, Georgia; sisters Debbie (Ron) Funderburk of Charlotte and Rhonda (Johnny) Dew of Latta, SC; brothers Tom (Janice) Grant of Jefferson, SC, Steve (Eugenia) Grant of Sellers, SC and David (Lynda) Grant of Florence, SC. She was proud of her ten nieces and nephews and their eighteen children. She treasured her vast network of longstanding friendships gleaned from her childhood and career. Many of these friends were considered to be part of her extended family. Mrs. Zellmer grew up in Marshville, NC and Pageland, SC before attending Winthrop University. She obtained her master’s degree from UNC-Charlotte and later obtained a specialist degree from a consortium with UNC-Chapel Hill and Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS). She taught school in Union and Mecklenburg Counties before becoming an administrator with CMS. She served as the principal of Hickory Grove Elementary for seven years before opening Crown Point Elementary as its first principal. Former students and parents often relayed their appreciation of her work as a teacher or administrator; she considered this her reward for a long career in education. Mrs. Zellmer enjoyed many hobbies in addition to caring for her family and maintaining friendships. She enjoyed gardening, writing, reading and traveling. During her illness she became associated with the Teal Magnolias at the Levine Cancer Institute. This group was the impetus for the Stiletto Sprint which is an annual fund raiser for ovarian cancer research. The family would like to thank the numerous friends that supported Mrs. Zellmer during her cancer journey either by accompanying her as a “chemo buddy”, sending cards and emails or just by reading her entries on Caring Bridge. Dr. James Hall, DeLeslie Kiser and Meg Turner of the Levine Cancer Institute provided state-of-the art medical care with a loving spirit. The GYN staff in the doctor’s office and Infusion Room supported the family during her numerous treatments. All of them were considered her “angels on Earth.” Mrs. Zellmer had requested that in lieu of flowers, all memorials be made to: Stiletto Sprint, Carolinas Healthcare Foundation, 1221 East Morehead Dr., Charlotte, NC 28204 for Gale Barber SchwarzGale Barber Schwarz 10-15-1959 to 10-17-2014 Born in Charlotte, NC, Gale pursued her dream of working in the health care field/ She Became a registered nurse and worked at Carolinas Medical Center for 34 years. during that time, Gale Became Administrative Director for Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute Clinical Research. She is Preceded in death by her Parents Sidney Barber Jr. and Juanita Jacobs Barber, Her grandparents Marvin and Zadie Jacobs, Sidney and Grace Barber. Gale is survived by her husband Sydney Schwarz, son Zachary Schwarz, sister Lynn Canup and her husband Atress Canup, niece Lois Helms, great nephew Jake Helms, great niece Maddison Helms, a very special aunt Brenda Lunsford, Uncles, F.M. (Mary Jane) Jacobs Fairmont NC, Woodrow Jacobs Pembroke NC, Fairly (Harver) Jacobs Pembroke NC, Cynthia Williamson Richfield NC, Dot(Bub) Love Mt. Pleasant NC, and two special young men Nicholas Thompson and Conway Broome. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 P.M. Followed by a Memorial Service from 2 to 3:30 P.M. on November 1, 2014 at Plaza Baptist Church located at 3321 The Plaza Charlotte, NC 28205. In lieu of Flowers, Donations may be made to Zachary Schwarz for his educational Fund. Online condolences may be addressed to WWW.carolinafuneral .com. Carolina funeral Service & Cremation Center is entrusted with the arrangements. for Barbara W. JohnsonBarbara Wiley Johnson, 66, of Monroe, died on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Carolinas Medical Center - Union. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Paul Johnson, sons Robert Johnson and Michael Johnson, all of Monroe; daughter and son-in-law Margaret Johnson Nobles and William Nobles and granddaughters, Cecelia and Mary Blake Nobles, of Raleigh. She is also survived by her brother Bob Wiley and wife Vicky; her brother Jim Wiley and wife Sandy, all of Charlotte; and her brother Chuck and wife Annette, of Monroe. She was preceded in death by her father Robert, her mother Marjorie, and her brother Steve. In addition to her immediate family, she is survived by her Johnson brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and nieces and nephews, whose support over the past several months has been invaluable. The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Carolina Funeral Service and Cremation Center, 5505 Monroe Road, Charlotte, on Saturday, October 25. A memorial service will follow at 2:00 p.m. Family and friends will gather at the home of Harry and Sandy Johnson following the service. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, 716 Mt. Airyshire Blvd., Columbus, OH 43235. The family is sincerely thankful to the doctors, nurses, and staff of CMC-Union and to friends and family for their support and prayers. Online condolences to the family can be made at Carolina Funeral Service & Cremation Center is entrusted with the arrangements. for Kenneth Leonard ClarkKenneth L. Clark died peacefully on 10/13/14 at Harris Hospice in Charlotte, NC of brain cancer. He was quick witted, an avid fisherman, & a camping enthusiast often joined by his wife, Terri, Eubie & Stanley. He is survived by his loving wife, Terri Clark, his son Eric Clark, Nicole S. Clark, daughter-in-law, of Maryland, Stacy & Parker Jones, adopted daughter & grandson, of Georgia. A memorial is being held Monday at 3:00 pm in the Chapel at Presbyterian Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to or