Obituaries for Carolina Funeral Service & Cremation Center Obituary for George Ashley HargettMr. Hargett, 55 of Charlotte, passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 at Carolinas Medical Center-Main Born in Charlotte on October 29, 1959, Ashley was the son of Elaine Wishart Hargett and the late Jack Hargett. Survivors include his mother Elaine, brother Dale and sister Lisa. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 1st from 1:30-2PM at Carolina Funeral Service & Cremation Center, 5505 Monroe Rd, Charlotte with a service to follow at 2PM. Memorials may be made to Hope Haven, 3815 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28206.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=36c1343913Obituary for Naomi MacCaugheltyNaomi Elizabeth Ferguson MacCaughelty CHARLOTTE- Naomi MacCaughelty, affectionately known to family and many friends as NaMom, died Saturday, September 27, 2014, at Carolinas Medical Center Main of natural causes. She was a resident at Sharon Towers Retirement Center in Charlotte, NC. Mrs. MacCaughelty was born May 10, 1921, in Granville County, NC, to Raleigh Benjamin and Rosa Lee Ferguson, the eighth of nine children. She was a 1940 graduate of Durham High School, Durham, NC, and was a Charter Member of the Durham Civic Choral Society. She was a member of the Durham Savoyards Gilbert and Sullivan Group, and was a member and soloist of the First Presbyterian Church in Durham. She was a member of the “Melody Kitchen Quartet Radio Program” sponsored by then Duke Power prior to receiving a full scholarship to Rollins College in Winter Park, FL, where she majored in music. While at Rollins College, she was a member of the Bach Festival as well as the Theta Chapter of Phi Beta Music Fraternity, and a choir member at Knowles Chapel. She later was a St. Louis (MO) Symphony Guild member. In addition, she was a former member of Statesboro (GA) First United Methodist Church where she sang in the Chancel Choir. Mrs. MacCaughelty was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Charlotte, and in the choir for 21 years. She also was member of the Metropolitan Music Ministries. Mrs. MacCaughelty’s employment included Citizens National Bank in Durham, the Business and Finance Department of Duke University, and her late son’s medical practice Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine. She was preceded in death by her son, Dr. Cameron MacCaughelty. She is survived by her son Dr. Robert Jay MacCaughelty, his wife, Dr. Mary Anne Rathbun MacCaughelty of Charlotte, and daughter-in-law Jody MacCaughelty of Birmingham, AL. She additionally is survived by eight grandchildren: Jenifer MacCaughelty Deese and husband Paul of Charlotte, NC; Matthew MacCaughelty and wife Stephanie of Charlotte, NC; Adela MacCaughelty Ford and husband Earl of Camilla, GA; Reverend Michael MacCaughelty and wife Amy of Monroeville, AL; Marissa MacCaughelty Miller and husband Matt of Houston, TX; Ashley MacCaughelty Newell and husband Herbie of Birmingham, AL; Tara MacCaughelty of Atlanta, GA; and Chelsea MacCaughelty of Houston, TX. Her 23 great grandchildren are: Sarai and Trey Deese; Samantha Grace and Matthew George MacCaughelty; Gillian, Riley, Dru, and Reid Ford; Mason, Caroline, Molly, Ethan, and Brennan (deceased) MacCaughelty; Emma, Elleanna, Elissa, Macaullty, Ellary, Edynn, and Elizabeth Miller; Caleb, Adelynn, and Emily Newell. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life service will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1623 Carmel Rd, Charlotte, NC, 28226, on Saturday, October 25, 2014, at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorials be made to the Music Department of St. John’s Episcopal Church. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=1ae6343647Obituary for Marguerite Johnson DixonMarguerite Johnson Dixon, age 91, of Charlotte passed away September 23, 2014. Marguerite was born in Greene County, North Carolina on December 21, 1922. She was the first child of the late Fred Lewis Johnson and Verna Mae Phillips Johnson. Marguerite was a registered nurse working as an operating room supervisor. She earned her nursing degree from James Walker Hospital in Wilmington, N.C. where she met her husband Dr. Philip Lafayette Dixon, Jr. They had four children: Linda, Mike, Diane and Philip III. While the Dixon family lived in Jacksonville, N.C. Marguerite served as president of the Medical Auxiliary and was very active in various civic organizations. After the death of her beloved husband, Dr. Philip L. Dixon, Jr. in 1972, Marguerite and her daughter Diane opened and operated Elizabeth’s Dress Shop in Swansboro, N.C. from which Marguerite retired in 1985. During that time, Marguerite was involved in various business organizations. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Morehead City, N.C. She lived in Morehead City until Harborview Towers closed in August, 2013. She then moved to Southminster Retirement Center in Charlotte, N.C. In addition to being an avid bridge player, Marguerite enjoyed traveling, reading and nature, as well as, golfing in her younger years. Marguerite helped many friends through the years when they became ill. She will truly be missed by all who knew her. In addition to her parents, Marguerite was preceded in death by her husband Dr. Philip L. Dixon, Jr., half sisters, Shirley Jones, Frances Carraway, half brothers Daniel Williams and Billy Williams. She is survived by her children Linda Dixon Collins and her husband David, Dr. Michael B. Dixon, Diane Dixon McMillan and Philip L. Dixon III and his wife Diane. She has four grandsons, Michael B. Dixon, Jr. “Jamin” and his wife Natalie, Dr. Edward P. Dixon, Philip L. Dixon IV and his wife Sarah, John M. Dixon and his wife Amy. She has three great grandchildren, Philip L. Dixon V, Cameron T. Dixon and Mary Clair Dixon. Marguerite is also survived by half sisters Elizabeth Williams and family and Rachel W. Hudson and family. A family graveside service will be held for Mrs. Dixon in Walstonburg, N.C. at a later date. There will be a Remembrance Service held in the chapel of the Southminster Retirement Center at 11:00 Thursday, October 30. Her family wishes to thank the caring staff at Southminster Retirement Center, Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte Region and the wonderful staff at the Levine and Dickson Hospice House at Southminster. We would also like to thank our many friends for their unbelievable help and support which has been greatly appreciated. Also we want to thank the doctors and nurses for their care. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Levine and Dickson Hospice House at Southminster, 8919 Park Road, Suite 1000, Charlotte, NC 28210 or to the Southminster Endowment Foundation, 8919 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28210http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=3641343403Obituary 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 son 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 wit 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=1081340394