Obituaries for Carolina Funeral Service & Cremation Center Obituary for Helen Virgina Carr BighamHelen Virginia Carr Bigham Mrs. Bigham died November 9, 2014 at CMC Mercy Hospital. She was born in Bakersville, NC, daughter of Gladys Black Carr and John Richard Carr. From the age of four she was reared in Plymouth, NC. She received her high school diploma from the college preparatory department of Campbell College, now Campbell University. She was graduated from Meredith College with a B.A. in Public School Music and earned her M.A. at Appalachian State. Mrs. Bigham taught public school music in Plymouth and Charlotte before she and her husband began their family. She was a member of Steele Creek Presbyterian Church, where she was the director of the youth choirs for twenty years and sang in the chancel choir for forty seven years. In earlier years she taught primary Sunday school classes and taught in the church vacation bible school. She was a circle member and served on the board of the Women of the Church. For twenty years she sang with the Oratorio Singers of Charlotte and for many years was a member of the Steele Creek Literary Society. She was a member of several bridge clubs for many years. Besides bridge, she enjoyed reading, travelling and crossword puzzles. She is survived by her husband, Richard Franklin Bigham, whom she married November 20, 1954. She is also survived by her sons, Richard Franklin Bigham, Jr. and his wife Karen of New Smyrna Beach, FL, Roger McRae Bigham and Malinda Kirkland of Sylva, NC and her daughter, Mary Larkin Bigham Hoffman and her husband Brian of Lake Wylie, SC. She is also survived by her precious grandchildren, Alexander McRae Hoffman, Virginia Claire Hoffman, and Leah Larkin Yin Bigham. Other survivors include her siblings, Roger A. Carr and his wife Elinor of Winter Garden, FL, Gladys Carr Lineberger and her husband Donald of Gastonia, NC, Frances Carr Kratt of Tallahassee, FL, and Charles B. Carr of Hope Mills, NC. In addition, she is survived by several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother John R. Carr of Dallas, TX and Julian E. Carr of Plymouth, NC. A memorial service will be held at Steele Creek Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 11:00 AM. he family will receive friends immediately following the service. for Natalie L. AndresenNatalie L. Andresen, 91, of Charlotte passed away on November 7, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. A memorial service will be Friday, November 14, 2014 at 3:00 pm at Carolina Funeral Service and Cremation Center at 5505 Monroe Road. Interment will follow at a later date at Westfield Cemetery in Westfield, NY. Mrs. Andresen was born in Brooklyn, NY to parents of Scots-Irish descent on May 28, 1923. She went to Girls Bay Ridge High School graduating in June 1941. She married Dr. Kurt Henrik Andresen shortly thereafter. She worked in the Navy Office of Sperry Gyroscope from 1942 through 1945. Mrs. Andresen lived with her husband and son from 1957 to 1963 in Tehran, Iran on a professional tour of duty for the Standard Oil Company, New Jersey. Throughout her life with her husband she was an avid hiker, reader and bridge player. Mrs. Andresen is preceded in death by her husband. Mrs. Andresen is survived by her son, Henrik Kurt Andresen, daughter-in-law Marie Lou Andresen, grandson Third Henrik Andresen and wife Annabel Andresen, granddaughter Alexandria Louise Andresen and fiancé Philip Carter Holland, great-Grandchildren Tiana Mae Andresen and Amarra Marie Andresen. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer’s Foundation in the name of Natalie L. Andresen. The family of Natalie Andresen wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Dr. Terry Benson and his office staff at Presbyterian Senior Health Care, Dr. Reza Bolouri and staff at Alzheimer’s Memory Center, and the staff at Atria Merrywood and Summit Place at Southpark. for William Glenn JonasMr. Jonas, 88 of Charlotte, formerly of Rockwell died Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at Asbury Care Center-Charlotte. Born in York, South Carolina on May 18, 1926, Bill was youngest of 9 children born to the late Daniel and Rosa (White) Jonas. The family moved to Kings Mountain in 1940 where Bill graduated from Kings Mountain High School "Class of 44". He joined the US Navy in May of 1944 and following boot camp was assigned to the USS Nuthatch. Mr. Jonas served in the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Following his discharge from active duty, Bill enrolled in Kings Business College. He graduated in 1947 with a degree in accounting. Mr. Jonas began his banking career with National Bank of Commerce in Gastonia. He later joined First National Bank in Kings Mountain and following a merger became an employee with First Union National Bank. In 1967, Mr. Jonas accepted the position of City Executive for the bank. He retired in 1982. While living in Rockwell, Bill had been an active member of the community. A member of Rockwell United Methodist Church, Civitan Club, Rockwell PTA, Rockwell Planning Board, he served as Vice President and President of the Intercivic Recreational Council and Rockwell School Advisory Board. Mr. Jonas was also a member of the American Legion Post 112, where he served as chaplain and had worked with Cub Scouts for many years. Mr. Jonas and his wife Virginia moved to Charlotte in 2008 where they resided at the Aldersgate Retirement Community and were members of Memorial United Methodist. Besides his parents and seven siblings, Bill was preceded in death by a daughter Deborah Ann Jonas. Surviving are his wife Virginia; son Glenn (Pam) Jonas of Buies Creek, NC; daughter Chris (Phil) Smith of Charlotte, sister Louise Lynn of Kings Mountain. Also surviving are his 4 grandchildren Brandon (Ashley) Smith, Zachary Smith, Hannah and Gracie Jonas. Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 8th from 9:30-10:30 in the parlor at Memorial United Methodist Church, 4012 Central Ave. Charlotte. A funeral service will follow at 10:30 with Reverends Don Newman and De Hillyer officiating. Burial will take place in Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain. Memorials may be made to Memorial United Methodist Church, 4012 Central Ave, Chlt, NC., 28205 Online condolences may be addressed to Carolina Funeral Service & Cremation Center is entrusted for Foster Clark KayFoster C. Kay, 97, died Monday, November 3 at Brookdale-SouthPark. He was born December 13, 1916 in Hartford, CT, son of George W. and Katherine MacIver Kay. He attended Colgate University and the University of Massachusetts, leaving to enlist in Navy prior to the beginning of World War II. He retired as a Lieutenant Commander after completing 23 combat missions in the Pacific as a bomber pilot. His volunteer activities included supporting the American Red Cross by instructing first aid classes and organizing blood drives and driving for Friendship Trays. He had a passion for trout fishing and deer hunting in the Virginia mountains with his son and friends. He was predeceased by his brother George M. Kay and his daughter Martha L. Kay. He is survived by his wife of 72 years Doris J. Kay, his daughter Dr. Cynthia K. White, his son Gordon M. Kay (wife Marion A. Kay) and his granddaughters Dr. Donna L. White of Houston, TX and Kimberly A. White of Manhattan Beach, CA. A memorial service will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1623 Carmel Road , Charlotte, NC 28226, on Saturday, November 15 at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to: Hospice and Palliative Care 1420 E. Seventh St., Charlotte, NC 28204 or American Red Cross, Greater Carolinas Chapter, 2426 Park Rd., Charlotte, NC 28203 or St. John’s Episcopal Church. for Mordecai MooreMordecai Johnson Moore, 78, known to friends and loved ones as “John,” “MJ,” or “Mort,” returned to his heavenly home and his beloved wife, Juanita, on October 30, 2014 after a valiant battle with cancer. He passed away peacefully in his home in Pineville, NC. He was born in Potecasi, North Carolina on October 13, 1936, one of six children of the late Jesse T. Moore, Sr. and Ruth Futrell Moore. After attending local Potecasi schools, he obtained bachelor’s and master’s degrees from North Carolina Central University, and also served in the US Army. In 1969, he began a career devoted to health sciences by accepting a position in the Dept. of Biochemistry at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, in Hershey, PA, where he worked as a research assistant for 30 years. In addition, he worked part-time for over 25 years as a phlebotomist at Polyclinic Hospital in Harrisburg, PA. John was blessed with a loving circle of family and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Downs-Moore, whom he married on August 4, 1969, and his parents. He is survived by his daughters, Kimberley C. Moore and Michelle Moore Hylton (Anthony Hylton), his grandchildren, Nina and Evan Hylton, and his brothers and sisters, Jesse, George, Ruth, Georgia and Barbara. He is also survived by countless friends across the country, all of whom will miss his beautiful, giving spirit, positive attitude, selflessness and smile. John will be buried in a graveside ceremony on Sat., Nov. 8, 2014 at Green Acres Cemetery, 1485 Schatulga Rd., Columbus, Georgia. The family gratefully declines flowers, but donations to the American Cancer Society in John’s memory will be gladly accepted at for Thomas Harlee Bailey Jr.Thomas Harlee Bailey Jr. October 16 1950-October 29 2014. Thomas “Tommy” Harlee Bailey Jr. passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his wife and daughters. Tommy was the son of the late Thomas Harlee Bailey Sr. and Rachel Mae Hathcock Clayton. Surviving are his wife Kathleen Bailey, sons Wesley Luther of Albemarle NC, Thomas Bailey III of Dallas NC. Daughter Rachel Bailey, beloved future son-in-law Zach Boan, and daughter Amanda Bailey of the home. Tommy leaves behind grandchildren Tommy Luther and wife Erin, Savannah Helms, Madison Springer, Nevaeh Bailey, Jaxon Phillips, and great grandson Mason Luther. Tommy had a love for children, many of whom called him Dad or Pop. Left behind with sadden hearts, Misty Lackey, , Amy Earnhardt, Angela Wilkins, Rebecca Parham, Michelle Cauthen, Teresa Ringer Lindsey Krug, Steven Ray, Quinten House, Torika Simmons, Stephanie Riopelle, and Cashina Ritchie. In addition proceeding in death stepmother Ina Bailey, stepfather RG Clayton, beloved sister Patricia Wilson, niece Lisa Sanders and great nephew Dereck Corne. Tommy was a Vietnam Veteran, where he did 2 tours of service in the US Army. By trade he worked for 41 years as a Truck Driver. Retiring from Hammill Construction in 2012. A memorial service to honor the life of a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend will be held on. Novemeber 8, 2014, at 11 am. Foot Of The Cross FWB Church, located at 436 Lockhart Rd, Kannapolis, NC 28083. In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to Carolina Funeral Service & Cremation Center. 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.