Obituaries for Carolina Funeral Service & Cremation Center Obituary for Harold C. "Bud" HorneBuddy was born on December 7, 1929 in Lancaster, South Carolina, the son of Harvey Curtis and Dora Hunter Horne. He was educated in Lancaster public schools and was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was employed by Appleton Electric in Chicago, Illinois for several years. And then joined Trade Service Publications in 1962. He retired after over 30 years of service. Harold is survived by his wife, Virginia, to whom he had been married 59 years-they would have celebrated their 60th anniversary on July 23, 2015. He is also survived by three daughters. Mary Kathryn Stalvey (husband Dennis) of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Ellen Conner (husband Grant) of Gastonia, North Carolina and Teresa Horne (partner Rick Wolfe) of Tampa, Florida. He had one grandchild, Christopher Curtis Stalvey and two step grandchildren, Russ Stalvey (wife Kayce) and Blair Dickerson (husband Briggs) of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Also five step great-grandchildren, Lyric Stalvey and Rivers, Drake, Paxton and Sailor Dickerson. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews whom he loved and was loved by them. In lieu of flowers the family wishes memorials be made to St Luke's Catholic Church in Mint Hill, North Carolina, Queen of Apostles Catholic Church in Lowell, North Carolina and Gaston Hospice, Gastonia, North Carolina.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=e591364596Obituary for Patricia Ann Burrell FairbanksEarly Monday morning, May 18, 2015, God called home our loved one, Patricia Ann Burrell Fairbanks. She was born on March 29, 1933 in St. Louis, MO, to the late James Burrell and Loretta Bath. Patricia grew up in St. Louis, MO and attended Cote Brilliant Elementary School and Summer High School and Rosati-Kain High School in St. Louis, MO. She married Ronald L Fairbanks on May 31, 1957. To this union, four children were born, three in St. Louis, MO, and the family moved to East Orange, NJ, in 1964 where the fourth child was born. The couple eventually moved to Orange, NJ, where they lived for more than 35 years. Patricia received her Bachelor’s Degree from Newark State College, and then achieved a Masters of Arts Degree from Kean College of New Jersey, both in Union, NJ. After spending time as a homemaker raising her family, Patricia felt the call to serve her local community and started in the East Orange School System as a teacher at Ashland Grammar School. She thereafter moved through the ranks of Administrator to Principal at George Washington Carver Elementary School and Clifford J. Scott High School. After 30 years of service to the East Orange Board of Education, Patricia retired from serving the children and the community of East Orange, NJ. In 2014, Patricia made Charlotte, NC her home to be closer to her grandchildren, ‘the loves of her life’. Patricia leaves behind her loving husband, Ronald L. Fairbanks, Sr., with whom she would have celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary on May 31, 2015. She leaves behind four children, Lauren Ann, Lynne Marie, Leslie Kay and Ronald, Jr., one daughter-in-law, Marleny Valdespina Santiago, and two grandchildren, Michael Alonzo and Alexander James. Patricia also leaves a host of ‘Ashland’ and ‘Carver’ family members and great friends. While we know she will be missed, she is at peace and can truly rest after a life well-lived.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=14a2364519Obituary for Kenneth Wayne WhitleyKenneth Whitley, 60, passed away May 18, 2015 at his residence. He is preceded in death by his mother, June Whitley, brother, David Whitley and sister, Pamala Dixon. He is survived by his father Earl Whitley and two sisters, Diane Arrington and Cheryl Mitchell. He is also survived by his son Chris Whitley and granddaughter Chandler. After years of disability, pain and suffering, he is free. There will be a private family service. Online condolences may be made to www.carolinafuneral.com Carolina Funeral Service and Cremation Center is entrusted with arrangements. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=1d43364605Obituary for Jose Maria Galdamez-FuentesJose Maria Galdamez-Fuentes 81 of Charlotte passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at the Harris Hospice Unit of Presbyterian Hospital-Main. Born in El Salvador on March 29, 1934, Jose was the son of the late Ruben Galdamez and Graciela Fuentes. Mr. Galdamez-Fuentes worked as a Fresh Produce Vendor and had been a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church. The family will receive friends on Monday, May 18th from 7-10 PM at Carolina Funeral Service & Cremation Center, 5505 Monroe Rd, Charlotte. Burial will be in his hometown in El Salvador.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=cc15364139Obituary for Edward Theodore McElveenEdward Theodore McElveen Mr. McElveen, 89, of Charlotte, passed away on Monday, May 11, 2015 at the Hospice House of Newton. Born in Lynchburg, SC on November 15, 1925, Edward was the son of the late Samuel and Viola (McClam) McElveen.. Mr. McElveen worked as a Supervisor for Standard Crankshaft & Hydrolic. Besides his parents, Edward was preceded in death by a son, Edward McElveen. Survivors include his daughter Gwen Caskey and husband Kennth, daughter in law Cynthia McElveen, brother Earl T. McElveen and wife Gladys and grandchildren Jennifer and Nicole Caskey and Cory and Colby McElveen. A Gathering of Family and Friends will take place on Wednesday from 3-4:30 at Carolina Funeral Service & Cremation Center, 5505 Monroe Rd., Charlotte.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=e080363746Obituary for Vaugh Charles LuckadooVaughn Charles Luckadoo, 68, of Charlotte, formerly of Salisbury, passed away on May 2,2015 at his home with loving friends by his side. Born September 17, 1946 in Georgia, he was the son of the late Jack H. Luckadoo and the late Anna Dashko Luckadoo of Salisbury. Vaughn was educated in the Rowan County Schools, and graduated from West Rowan High Schol, class of 1964. He received a Bachelors of Arts degree in Sociology from Wake Forest University in Winston - Salem, and a Masters of Education degree from the University of North Carolina - Charlotte. He was the Director of the Cabarrus County Operations of Rowan Technical Institute from 1968 - 1971, at which time he moved to Charlotte to work at Central Piedmont Community College. There he became the Chairman of the Human Services Department, receiving many recognitions and awards. He retired from CPCC in 1997. Vaughn was an accomplished musician, playing both organ and piano. He was the organist for several years at First Baptist Church of Salisbury while attending Wake Forest University. In more recent years, while a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church of Fort Mill, S. C., Vaughn assisted in music programs there. Until his death, Vaughn was a member of St. Stephens United Methodist Church of Charlotte. In addition to his parents, Vaughn was preceded in death by his life partner, Charles Stephen Johnson. Left to cherish his memory are his cousin, Ann Joy of Cleveland, Ohio, his aunt, Doris Luckadoo of Tega Cay, S. C. and her family, Janet and Clayton Johnson and their family, trusted friends, Michael Israel, Ken Harnach, Steve and Holly Rogers, and countless other friends whose lives he touched with his loving and caring spirit. He will be greatly missed. As requested by Vaughn, there will be no service. To honor Vaughn's memory, contributions may be made in his name to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at www.nationalmssociety.org http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=0986364557Obituary for Kathleen Caywood WrightKathleen Caywood Wright Mrs. Wright, 90 of Charlotte, passed away on Friday, May 1, 2015 at Levine-Dickson Hospice at Southminster in Charlotte surrounded by her loving family as a result of congestive heart failure. Born in Sullivan County, Tenn. on February 27, 1925, Kathleen was the daughter of the late Joe and Maggie (Price) Caywood. Mrs. Wright was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents Charles Caywood and Mary Ketron, her maternal grandparents, Will Price and Mary Shelton. the Caywood Line was already in Sullivan County, Tennessee at the first US Census in 1790 and they are all descendent from Stephen Caywood, who emigrated from the Yorkshire area of England to Tidewater, Maryland in the late 1600s. Kathleen married Marion Wright on October 30, 1941 in Gate City, Virginia and they moved to Charlotte in the 1950s. Mr. Wright passed away in Charlotte on August 30, 1981. Throughout her entire life, Mrs. Wright was a devout Christian who valued family and took great pride in gardening and preparing holiday meals. She had been an active member of Hawthorn Lane United Methodist Church for over 50 years. Mrs. Wright had close relationships with her children and who survive her, Kay Sharpe of Gastonia, Ronald (Toni) Wright of Matthews and Sandra Wright of Midland. She is also survived by her five grandchildren, Kim Moore and Cathy (Phil) George of Gaston County, Amy (Russ) Efrid of Charlotte, Kenny (Monica) Greene of Liberty, NC. and Dr. Tony Wright of Gulf Breeze, Florida, as well as eight great grandchildren. A private graveside service was held at Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Levine-Dickson Hospice at Southminster, 1420 E 7th St, Chlt, NC. 28204 http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=f40a363118Obituary for Daniel Joseph BallsDaniel (Danny) Joseph Balls of Charlotte passed away peacefully on Monday, April 27, 2015. Danny was born on January 31, 1953 in Charlotte and was the son of the late Daniel T. and Rita C. Balls. He was a graduate of Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, Maryland and received his associate’s degree from Central Piedmont Community College. Danny worked for Northern Tool & Equipment as warehouse manager for many years. For the past thirteen years he was employed by HomeTeam Pest Management Services where he was the honored recipient of numerous employee-of-the- month awards for outstanding customer service. He loved reading, playing golf, fly fishing, hiking, camping and all holidays. Danny will be remembered for his love of life, caring and generous approach toward others, adventurous nature and an affable demeanor. He will be greatly missed by family and friends alike. Danny was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Carroll Champlin. He is survived by the love of his life and childhood sweetheart, Ellen Ingolia of Charlotte, his brother, John (Jack) Balls and his wife, Greta of Charlotte, his brother-in-law John Champlin of Supply, NC, two nephews, John Michael Champlin of Raleigh NC, and Thomas Champlin of Woodlands, Texas and many great nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care-Charlotte Region . A service will take place Friday, May 1, 2015 at 10 AM at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church 3016 Providence Rd. Charlotte, NC.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=7a90362813Obituary for INGEBORG MARIA DEANINGEBORG MARIA DEAN Ingeborg Maria Dean was born March 11th, 1930 in Tegernsee, Germany. On April 26th, 2015 she passed away peacefully in her sleep. Inge is preceded in death by her Father and Mother - Leonhard Hagn and Maria Margareta Hagn. Also by her Husband and Son - William and Micheal (Micky) Dean. In Germany she met and fell in Love with a young U.S. Solider William Dean to whom she would later marry and move to Fayetteville, N.C. As their love grew stronger the Lord blessed them with three amazing kids, Michael (Mickey), Terrie, and Heidi. Inge was a very Loving, Nurturing, Caring, and Courageous Mother who loved her kids deeply. Always wanting them to have the best Life she could give. As time passed her kids would eventually grow up leave, get married and start their own families. Where Inge got to further give her Love to her grandchildren by gracing them with her smile, love, care and just sheer enjoyment to be in their lives. She would enjoy the simplest things like playing cards, board games, doing arts and crafts, and crossword-puzzles. As long as everyone was having fun she was happy. As time moved forward Inge made the move to Charlotte, N.C. to be closer to family and loved ones. While in Charlotte Inge got to enjoy family cook-outs, holidays, and to enjoy family on a day to day basis spreading her Warmth, Love, and Compassion to all the multiple generations that are here because of her. On Sunday April 26th, 2015 Ingeborg Maria Dean passed away peacefully in her sleep. She was surrounded by people she loved and who loved her deeply. Inge is survived by her eldest daughter Terrie Simone and her husband, Richie Simone. Also, by her youngest daughter Heidi Dean and fiancé Jimmy Pappas. Her Grandchildren Cristy Dean, Jason Weaver and fiancé Jennifer Merritt, Lisa Weaver and fiancé Brandon Forbes, and Allison Simone, And by her Great Grandchildren Jackson Weaver and Paisley Forbes. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=475f362892Obituary for Bishop H. P. HancockBishop Hancock, 85, of Charlotte died at home on April 22, 2015. He was the son of the late R.L. Hancock and Marie Hancock. Bishop Hancock is survived by Frances Major Correll, John Major, Jr., Roger Major, Elaine Hancock, Ricky Hancock all of Charlotte, Joan Major Armstrong of Fort Mill, Lynn Major Kinney of Concord, Bonnie Gay Major of Rock Hill and many grand nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his church family and close friends Betty Cline and Tina Cox. He was predeceased by 7 brothers and 3 sisters. Bishop H.P. Hancock dedicated his life to the Lord at sixteen years of age. He had many musical talents, a very giving heart, and never desired anything in return. One of his main hobbies was reading and even though he lived in Charlotte, a piece of his heart always rested by the water in Ft. Lauderdale Florida, but his first love was always the people of the church. He was mentored by his father, the late R.L. Hancock from Huntington, West Virginia to establish the work of building a ministry, of the Apostolic faith, in Charlotte, NC. Together they faced many hardships and made many sacrifices to ensure the work was fulfilled. With the ministry being instituted for 34 years and working diligently with his father, he had the dream to build a new facility, now located on 600 East 36th Street in Charlotte, NC. With the passing of Bishop R.L. Hancock, Bishop H.P. Hancock became the watchman on the wall. He was assisted by his best friend the late Clarence Cox for 42 years, who was the Associate Pastor of the church. Bishop John “Stacy” Major also played a great role in the effectiveness of the ministry for over 30 years, along with the many other ministers and deacons who are still assisting and laboring in the church today. With the great example preceding him, he sought the Lord and carved a pathway that remained consistent with the truth of baptism in Jesus Name and being filled with the Holy Ghost. The ministry has now been established for a total of 69 years due to the diligence and sacrifice of this great man of God. Visitation will take place Friday, May 1st from 6pm-8pm and the funeral will be Saturday, May 2nd at 1:00pm. Both will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ 600 East 36th Street, Charlotte. Burial will be in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens immediately following service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Church of Jesus Christ 600 East 36th Street Charlotte, NC 28206 by check or by donations to the food pantry used for those in need http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=0f6e362814