Obituaries for Carolina Funeral Service & Cremation Center Obituary for Donald HeatwoleDonald Heatwole, 59 of Charlotte, passed away at his home on September 19, 2014. Born in Salem, New Jersey on October 2, 1954, Don was the of Angelina (Balsamo) Heatwole and the late Robert Heatwole. A US Army veteran of the Vietnam War, Donald had been employed as a shipping coordinator for Neiman Marcus. He will remembered for his quiet demeanor, his quick quit and his great sense of humor. Don also enjoyed spending time with his family pets. Mr. Heatwole is survived by his wife Jennifer (Watson) Heatwole, mother Angelina Heatwole, brother Robert Heatwole and sister Cindy Hammond. Services where held in Charlotte on September 22nd. Memorials in Donald's honor may be sent to the Cancer Centers of America at www.cancercenter.comhttp://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=f66a343014Obituary for Linda Warren SimonLinda Warren Simon,73, of Charlotte, passed away peacefully at Levine-Dickson Hospice Southminster. Born in Taylorsville on January 22, 1941, Linda was the daughter to the late Royd and GayNell (Icenhour) Warren. She was a graduate of Taylorsville High School and Carolina Business School. A Charlotte resident since 1959, Mrs.Simon retired from the City of Charlotte Revenue Collections Dept. She loved to travel and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Linda was also a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church. Besides her parents, Mrs. Simon was preceded in death by her sister Jane Teague and stepfather Lonnie W. Elder. Survivors include her husband John F. Simon, Sr; son John F. Simon, Jr. of Charlotte; daughter Sandra (Steve) Maio and her 2 grandchildren, the loves of her life Christopher and Jennifer Maio all of Wenham, MA. Also surviving are her siblings Kenneth Warren and Mary Ellen (Clyde) Herman all of Taylorsville, Carson (SooKyung) Elder of Atlantic Beach, NC., Elaine (Virgil) Schultz of Myersville, MD. and Paul (Mary) Elder of Memphis, TN. and brother-in-law Steve Teague of Taylorsville. A Service to Celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 2PM St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1001 Queens Rd, Charlotte with Reverend Dr. Peter Brown officiating. Inurnment was held in the church columbarium. The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the service. Memorials may be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1001 Queens Rd, Chlarlotte, NC, 28207. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=8e9a342502Obituary for Larry Edward ReedLarry Edward Reed Larry Edward Reed died on September 15, 2014. He was born on June 11, 1936 in Hickory N.C. to Vernice Fry Reed and Sterling Reed. He graduated from St. Stephens High School in 1954 and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Lenoir Rhyne College in 1960. He was a member of the A Cappella Choir at Lenoir Rhyne and received a music teaching degree. He served as choir director at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Charlotte and Morning Star Lutheran in Matthews. He was an active member of A. M. Stars, the senior group at Morning Star, and the R.O.M.E.Os men’s breakfast group. He enjoyed volunteering at Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care and was a founding member of the Charlotte Western Film Fair. He lived a life rich in friendships and caring relationships. He loved his family, friends, music, church and old western movies. He loved good food and conversation. He worked in hospital administration, insurance and music sales, as well as western film collectables. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Joyce Rice Reed; his daughter Lisa Reed Combs and her husband Randy Combs: his son David Lee Reed and his wife Mandy Ownley Reed; grandsons Daniel Reed Combs and Sterling Nicholas Reed. He is also survived by his brother Michael Reed and his wife Barbara, Sister-in-law Susan Shook Reed and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Stephen Brent Reed. The memorial service will be held at Morning Star Lutheran Church, 12509 Idlewild Rd, Matthews NC at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18. The family will receive friends at 10 am. at the church prior to the service. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Morning Star Lutheran Church Music Ministry and Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care Center. Online condolence may be addressed to www.carolinafuneral.com. Carolina Funeral Service & Cremation is entrusted with the arrangements. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=c64f342505Obituary for Arline Jenks MosierArline Virginia Jenks Mosier Mrs. Mosier, beloved wife and mother, died peacefully on September 6, 2014, in Matthews, NC. She was 93 years old. Arline was born and raised on Long Island,NY. As a young wife and mother, she enjoyed the travel and experiences that being married to a career soldier afforded, especially the years the family spent in San Antonio, TX and Orléans,France. Widowed in 1968, she raised her youngest son while returning to college to earn undergraduate and graduate degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University. After years of success as a social worker, Mrs. Mosier happily pursued a second career in real estate sales. Through all her endeavors, she made good friends whom she treasured. Her story would not be complete without mentioning that she was a proud member of the Republican Party of Virginia. Mrs. Mosier had a life-long love of books and learning, and her accomplishments were many. Above all, though, she was a devoted mother who loved and supported her three children. She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas M. C. Mosier, Jr.; her youngest son Thomas, III; and her brother Kenneth Jenks. Mrs. Mosier is survived by her daughter Susan Dixon of Lake Wylie, SC and her son James Mosier of Charlotte, NC. Also surviving are grandsons Jeffrey Pope of Mebane, NC and Adam Denning of Waxhaw, NC; five great-grandchildren; and Blackberry, her precious dog. Her family is very grateful for the loving and excellent care provided by the staff, especially her caregivers, at Royal Park of Matthews, and for the support and kindness shown by Community Home Care and Hospice of Monroe. Mrs. Mosier will be buried with her husband at Arlington National Cemetery in a private ceremony. Donations in her memory may be made to causes she supported for many years: The Humane Society and The Nature Conservancy.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=25f4341968Obituary for Robert Ray HeltonRobert R. Helton, age 76, passed through the Valley of the Shadow of Death at 10:30 am, Friday, August 22, 2014. He joined his wife of 50 years as they passed through the Gates of Heaven together. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mollie Helton, father James Helton, brother Fred Helton, and sister Violet Saunders. He is survived by his daughter Terri Helton, his son Bart Helton and his wife Brenda, sisters Mildred Summey, Gloria Brown, and Willie Mae Robinson, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. He was proud of being a Southern Baptist Minister; and even though retired he was still witnessing for the Lord until he passed. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was loved dearly by his family and friends and will be deeply missed. Revelation 21:4: And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=80e5341210Obituary for Walter Joseph SkridulisWalter Joseph Skridulis, 88, passed away after a long illness on August 21, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Christina, and his children: Catherine "Katje" Skridulis; Cindi Hunt and husband, Fred; David and wife, Marie; Mari Shepard and husband, Derek; Sandra Phillips and husband, Richard; Joseph and wife, Heather. Walter was pre-deceased by son Jeffrey Alan and daughter Patricia Tanner. He will also be mourned by 18 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and many nieces and nephews. He has one surviving brother, Anthony Spear. Walter was an Eagle Scout and served in the Navy in WWII and in the infantry in the Korean War, when he was awarded the Purple Heart. He is a 4th degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus at St. Luke's church. While supporting his wife and 8 children, Walter obtained a BA from Loyola University - Chicago, Masters from UNC-Charlotte and a PhD from Walden University. Walter's career was in hospital administration and he retired as President of Craven Regional Medical Center. For relaxation, he enjoyed reading and at various times competed well in tennis and bowling. He always retained a quirky sense of humor. He lived by a strong moral code, was primarily a family man and we will miss him. Visitation will be at 10 am on August 30 at St. Luke's Catholic Church in Mint Hill, followed by a mass at 11:00 and reception. He will be interred in the columbarium of St. Luke's.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=ac8c340135Obituary for Carol Jackson-BennettCarol Lyn Jackson-Bennett was born August 11th, 1951 in New York, New York. She is the eldest daughter of Walter and Rose Romola Jackson. She graduated from Louis D. Brandeis High School and continued her studies at Harlem Hospital where she became a nuclear medicine technician. She worked for a number of years at Downstate Medical Center before relocating to Charlotte, North Carolina. She continued her passion for healthcare while working at Cardiology Consultants until her Lupus would no longer permit her to do so. Although she struggled for years with chronic pain, Carol always managed to wear a smile that could brighten the darkest room. Carol never had any biological children of her own. However she served as godmother to many children giving the time, encouragement, and unconditional love that she was gifted by God to give. Carol went home to be with the Lord on August 18th, 2014. Carol is survived by her aunts Laverne R. Carter and Dora Carter, her sister RoxAnne Whitelow (Henry), her step children Michele Chappelle, Monica Lino, Maurice Chapelle and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, godchildren, and dear friends. The family would like to say a special thank you to Father Rossi of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and to Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte. A memorial service in her honor will be held at Carolina Funeral & Cremation Center 5500 Monroe Rd. Charlotte, NC 28212 on Saturday September 6th 2014 at 11 o’clock am. Online condolences my be made at www.carolinafuneral.comhttp://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=1081340394Obituary for Faye Greer CurtisFaye Greer Curtis - of Charlotte passed away on Saturday, August 9, 2014. Mrs. Curtis was born in Lincoln County, NC on June 26, 1927 to the late O.B. and Annie Greer. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Bobby Curtis; a daughter Jeanette Tatar Marlowe of Richmond, VA; a son John Tatar of Lake Wylie, SC; a son-in-law Bill Burns of Tega Cay, SC.; and 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Mrs. Curtis is predeceased by a daughter, Diane Tatar Burns and son Jeffrey Tatar, Sr.; two sisters and five brothers. Mrs. Curtis graduated from Fort Mill High School with the Class of 1944. She was a member of Park Road Baptist Church and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Mount Holly, NC and Clover, SC. A memorial service will be held at Park Road Baptist Church on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 1:00 pm. Family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church's Community Center. In lieu of flowers, memorials gifts may be made to Park Road Baptist Church, 3900 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209. Carolina Funeral Cremation was entrusted with the service. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinafuneral.com http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=e0ff339244Obituary for Harry Randall "Randy" BivensHarry Randall “Randy” Bivens 60 of Charlotte, NC passed peacefully surrounded by family following surgery on August 8, 2014. He was a Professional Engineer and sole proprietor of the Law Offices of Harry R. Bivens. He was a graduate of Overton High School in Memphis, TN and graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He attained his Law Degree from University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, CA. He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America and earned the Eagle Scout Award. He was an avid follower of the University of Tennessee sports. Go Vols! Additionally he enjoyed leisure activities of hiking, skiing, and exploring the outdoors especially playing golf with his wife and friends. He is survived by his loving wife Malinda Bivens of Charlotte, NC his parents Harry L. and Inez (Lewis) Bivens of Memphis, TN. Brothers Brice(Jeanie) Bivens of Memphis, TN, Jonathan (Paige) Bivens of Wake Forest, NC, and William “Bill” Bivens of Memphis TN. A Celebration of his life will be on Saturday, August 16th held at 2pm in the Goldsmith Center at the Memphis Botanical Gardens located at 750 Cherry Rd. Memphis, TN 38117. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Boy Scouts of America or The Humane Society of Charlotte, NC. Carolina Funeral Cremation was entrusted with the service.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=4c6e339168Obituary for Mikhail Aronovich KutsenkoMikhail Kutsenko, PhD., 57, of Charlotte, NC passed peacefully at his home early Sunday morning, August 3rd, surrounded by family, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was an amazing man with an inquisitive mind, a wealth of knowledge and vast interests. Mikhail was a devoted husband and father, an avid reader, athlete, ballroom dancer, world traveler, and a dedicated employee of Goulston Technologies Inc. for over 20 years. He is survived by his loving wife Marina and son Maksim as well as his mother Nataliya and sister Irina Rozovsky. A memorial service will be held at 12 P.M. on Wednesday, August 6th at Carolina Funeral & Cremation Center at 5505 Monroe Rd., Charlotte, NC 28212. The family will receive guests starting at 11 A.M. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Rare and Complex Cancers Fund through Carolinas Healthcare Foundation in honor of Mikhail Kutsenko. Carolina Funeral & Cremation was entrusted with the service. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinafuneral.com http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=d011338468