Obituaries for Carolina Funeral Service & Cremation Center Obituary for Jeanette Shanklin ZemanJeanette Shanklin Zeman, 91, of Concord NC, previously of Charlotte NC went Home and was reunited with her husband Paul on Monday, Dec 15, 2014. Mrs. Zeman was a native Charlottean, raised in the Dilworth area. She was born March 23, 1923 and was one of 8 children to Leon and Hattie Shanklin. Mrs. Zeman attended the old Central High School in Charlotte, where she met her future husband, Paul. They were married in May of 1955, and remained devoted husband and wife until Paul’s death in July 2003. Mrs. Zeman is survived by her only child, Paul V. Zeman, Jr and wife Ellen of Concord, and 3 grandchildren; Paul V. Zeman, III and Robert Matthew Zeman, both of Charlotte, and Christine Noelle Zeman of Concord. There will be a memorial service in celebration of Mrs. Zeman’s life and legacy Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Central United Methodist Church, 30 Union Street North, Concord, NC 28025. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to either of the following charities. Kids First Alzheimer’s Association PO Box 77936 3800 Shamrock Drive Charlotte, NC 28271 Charlotte, NC 28215 Please note a Research designation The family would like to thank the staff at Five Oaks Manor in Concord for taking such good care of Mrs. Zeman over the last few months, and the staff at CMC Northeast for their gentle care in helping Mom make her final transition. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=55b3350850Obituary for Christine M. WentzMrs. Wentz, 92 of Charlotte, passed away at her home on Saturday, December 13, 2014. Born July 30, 1922 in Raleigh, Christine was the daughter of the late Wayland and Emma (Harton) Matthews. Mrs. Wentz had worked for Southern Bell and was an active member of Amity Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed singing in the church choir and was also active in the Friendship Club and the Morning Circle. Mrs. Wentz was instrumental in bringing Scouting to the church and served as a Den Mother. Her family and friends described Christine as a devoted wife and mother. She was always there for others and never spoke ill of anyone. She was preceded in death by her sisters Louise Hailey and Virginia Woodell and her brothers Wayland Matthews, Jr. and William Matthews. Mrs. Wentz is survived by her husband of 68 years D.A. Wentz; sons Alan (Linda) Wentz of Richmond, VA. and Timothy (Charlotte) Wentz of Charlotte; 6 grandchildren, 4 great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Tuesday,December 16th from 12:30 to 1:30PM at Amity Presbyterian Church, 2831 North Sharon Amity Rd, Charlotte. A service will follow at 1:30. Interment will take place in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Amity Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund, 2831 N. Sharon Amity Rd, Chlt, NC, 28205. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=6289350476Obituary for Johanne Brumfield SmithJohanne Brumfield Hoover Smith Mrs Smith went peacefully in her sleep to be with the Lord on Dec 11, 2014. She was born in Mecklenburg County to the late Harry Leon Brumfield and Willie Mae Barnes on September 6, 1923. During her 91 years Johanne experienced so much life, working in ladies retail for many years, loving her family and life. She was a member of the Eastern Star. She loved traveling and spending time with her long time friend Jimmy Akers. Johanne loved her church Eastern Hills Baptist. Johanne is survived by her sister Betty Gray of Jacksonville, Fla, daughter Dianne Hoover Wallace of Charlotte, Grandsons Chuck and CJ Thompson, Great-grand - Daisy and Austin Thompson along with many nieces and newphews. The family would like to thank Ann Johnson, Jean Canup, Faith Sawyer for helping with her wish of staying in her home and to Novant Hospice of Charlotte. Visitation and Celebration of life will be Tuesday Dec 16th at Eastern Hills Baptist Church, 4855 Albemarle Road, Charlotte. Visitation will be from 6:30-7pm with service at 7pm. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made the Nazareth Children's Home P.O. Box 1438 Rockwell, NC 28138 or Novant Hospice of Charlotte. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=bae6350432Obituary for Dr. William (Jake) Edward Jacobs“Love of learning is the guide of life.” Dr. William Edward (Jake) Jacobs with peace and assurance went to his personal Lord and Savior on December 6, 2014 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy Hopper Jacobs; two children, Scott Jacobs (Michelle) of Las Cruces, New Mexico and Wendy Bentien (Fritz) of Charlotte, NC; four treasured grandchildren, Lauren and Lili Mei Jacobs, and Carly and Laney Bentien. He is also survived by his two brothers, Tom Jacobs (Vicki) and Steve Jacobs, and several nieces and nephews, as well as his goddaughter, Spencer Beasley. “Dr. Jake” as he was affectionately known, was the son of Luke and Louise Jacobs. Born November 20, 1943 in Washington DC, he grew up with his brothers in Hamburg, NY and Chagrin Falls, OH, and attended high school at Walnut Hills in Cincinnati, OH. He attended Davidson College where he was a pre-med major, and graduated a member of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Medical school, internship and residency were completed at The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where he graduated as a member of the distinguished medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha, one of the highest honors for which a student is eligible. He had a long and rewarding career as a physician, and practiced for 30 years at Charlotte Plastic Surgery Center. Teaching residents and fellows as a clinical professor of surgery provided special enjoyment. His compassion for others led him on several medical mission trips, including Costa Rica, Sierra Leone, and Haiti. An Eagle Scout and former scout master, Jake was an avid reader, who also enjoyed fly fishing, boxing, and worldwide travels with his wife. His passion for knowledge, and especially history, was evident to all who knew him. He had a keen sense of humor, and a unique ability to connect with people… a great man, an outstanding physician, good friend, and a bright light in difficult times. The family would like to acknowledge and thank Dr. Al Hudson, Dr. Jaspal Singh, Dr. Mark Steigel, and Dr. Michael Livingston along with his staff Lori and Norman, for their excellent care and compassion. A special debt of gratitude is extended to Jake’s “family” at Hospice and Palliative Care of Charlotte. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Charlotte. A memorial service will be held at Little Church on the Lane, Charlotte, NC on January 3rd at 11:00 am.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=5fd8349949Obituary for Bette Jane MurphyBette Jane Murphy, 94, passed away peacefully December 1, 2014. Born and raised in Rochester, NY, she and her late husband Al moved to Charlotte in 1978. Bette was an accomplished golfer who won club championships at Ridgemont Golf Club in Rochester and Raintree Country Club. Having attended the University of Rochester as a nursing student, her love of volunteering culminated in over 12 years serving at Presbyterian Orthopaedic Hospital at the admissions desk. Devoted to "all creatures great and small", Bette passionately advocated for dogs. Her beloved Beezie was her constant companion. Surviving are her daughter, Sue Johnson of Charlotte, son Tim Murphy (Meg) of Bloomfield, NY, grandchildren, Rob Johnson (Elizabeth), Caitlin and Brenna Murphy, and great granddaughters Elinor and Josephine. Additionally she adored Alejandro Alban, whom she "adopted" as another grandson. The family is indebted to her loving caregivers. First, Compassionate Care of Charlotte who allowed her to remain at home "independently", then Sunrise on Providence, where she resided for the past 10 months, and finally Levine Dickson Hospice House. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held Monday, December 8 at 2 pm at Sardis Presbyterian Church, 6100 Sardis Rd, Charlotte 28270. Family visitation will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Hospice and Palliative Care, 1420 E. Seventh St, Charlotte, NC 28204, Humane Society, 2646 Toomey Ave, Charlotte, NC 28203, or a charity of the donor's choice. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=f51d349621Obituary 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.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=92d5347469Obituary 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.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=d150347783Obituary 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 www.carolinafuneral.com. Carolina Funeral Service & Cremation Center is entrusted http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=7108347210Obituary 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.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=ac4f347146Obituary 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 www.cancer.org/donate.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=511c346880