Obituaries for Carolina Funeral Service & Cremation Center Obituary for Yeilyn Gama AlvarezJardín de Dios Dios mirado a su alrededor de su jardín, Y encontré un lugar vacío. Luego miró hacia abajo sobre la tierra, Y vio tu rostro cansado. Puso sus brazos alrededor de ti, Y te levantó al descanso. El jardín de Dios debe ser hermoso, El siempre se lleva el mejor. Él sabía que usted estaba sufriendo, Sabía que estabas en el dolor, Él sabía que nunca se mejoraria Estando en la tierra. Vio que el camino se estaba poniendo dificil, Y las montaña eran difíciles de escalar, Entonces cerró los párpados cansados, Y le susurró, "la paz sea tuya". Rompió nuestros corazones al perderte, Pero no te fuiste solo, Porque parte de nosotros se fue contigo, El día que Dios te llamó a casa. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=338e345669Obituary for Phyllis ZellmerPhyllis Grant Zellmer passed away on October 18, 2014 surrounded by her family after a long struggle with cancer. Her family will receive friends after a memorial service at 1pm on October 25, 2014 at Matthews United Methodist Church in Matthews, NC. Mrs. Zellmer was born on January 19, 1949 to the late Leroy and Mildred Grant in Monroe, NC. She is survived by her loving husband of 31 years, Jerry Zellmer and son and daughter-in-law, Carlton and Emi Lynn of Atlanta, Georgia; sisters Debbie (Ron) Funderburk of Charlotte and Rhonda (Johnny) Dew of Latta, SC; brothers Tom (Janice) Grant of Jefferson, SC, Steve (Eugenia) Grant of Sellers, SC and David (Lynda) Grant of Florence, SC. She was proud of her ten nieces and nephews and their eighteen children. She treasured her vast network of longstanding friendships gleaned from her childhood and career. Many of these friends were considered to be part of her extended family. Mrs. Zellmer grew up in Marshville, NC and Pageland, SC before attending Winthrop University. She obtained her master’s degree from UNC-Charlotte and later obtained a specialist degree from a consortium with UNC-Chapel Hill and Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS). She taught school in Union and Mecklenburg Counties before becoming an administrator with CMS. She served as the principal of Hickory Grove Elementary for seven years before opening Crown Point Elementary as its first principal. Former students and parents often relayed their appreciation of her work as a teacher or administrator; she considered this her reward for a long career in education. Mrs. Zellmer enjoyed many hobbies in addition to caring for her family and maintaining friendships. She enjoyed gardening, writing, reading and traveling. During her illness she became associated with the Teal Magnolias at the Levine Cancer Institute. This group was the impetus for the Stiletto Sprint which is an annual fund raiser for ovarian cancer research. The family would like to thank the numerous friends that supported Mrs. Zellmer during her cancer journey either by accompanying her as a “chemo buddy”, sending cards and emails or just by reading her entries on Caring Bridge. Dr. James Hall, DeLeslie Kiser and Meg Turner of the Levine Cancer Institute provided state-of-the art medical care with a loving spirit. The GYN staff in the doctor’s office and Infusion Room supported the family during her numerous treatments. All of them were considered her “angels on Earth.” Mrs. Zellmer had requested that in lieu of flowers, all memorials be made to: Stiletto Sprint, Carolinas Healthcare Foundation, 1221 East Morehead Dr., Charlotte, NC 28204http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=a3ba345586Obituary for Barbara W. JohnsonBarbara Wiley Johnson, 66, of Monroe, died on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Carolinas Medical Center - Union. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Paul Johnson, sons Robert Johnson and Michael Johnson, all of Monroe; daughter and son-in-law Margaret Johnson Nobles and William Nobles and granddaughters, Cecelia and Mary Blake Nobles, of Raleigh. She is also survived by her brother Bob Wiley and wife Vicky; her brother Jim Wiley and wife Sandy, all of Charlotte; and her brother Chuck and wife Annette, of Monroe. She was preceded in death by her father Robert, her mother Marjorie, and her brother Steve. In addition to her immediate family, she is survived by her Johnson brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and nieces and nephews, whose support over the past several months has been invaluable. The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Carolina Funeral Service and Cremation Center, 5505 Monroe Road, Charlotte, on Saturday, October 25. A memorial service will follow at 2:00 p.m. Family and friends will gather at the home of Harry and Sandy Johnson following the service. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, 716 Mt. Airyshire Blvd., Columbus, OH 43235. The family is sincerely thankful to the doctors, nurses, and staff of CMC-Union and to friends and family for their support and prayers. Online condolences to the family can be made at www.carolinafuneral.com Carolina Funeral Service & Cremation Center is entrusted with the arrangements. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=aff7345614Obituary for Kenneth Leonard ClarkKenneth L. Clark died peacefully on 10/13/14 at Harris Hospice in Charlotte, NC of brain cancer. He was quick witted, an avid fisherman, & a camping enthusiast often joined by his wife, Terri, Eubie & Stanley. He is survived by his loving wife, Terri Clark, his son Eric Clark, Nicole S. Clark, daughter-in-law, of Maryland, Stacy & Parker Jones, adopted daughter & grandson, of Georgia. A memorial is being held Monday at 3:00 pm in the Chapel at Presbyterian Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to novanthealth.org/gratefulpatient or novanthealth.org/hospice.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=ca28345392Obituary for Peggy Ann BartlettMrs. Barlett of Charlotte died October 11th, 2014 around 4:30 am at the Levine Dickson Hospice House. Survived by son William and Mindy Page of York, SC; Daughter Sharon Starnes of Charlotte, Daughter Pamela Norkett of Indian Trail, Brother Dave and Ruby Randall of Albemarle. Also surviving are her 5 Grandchildren and 12 Great grandchildren She was preceded in death by son Charles Page of Charlotte, NC Peggy worked for Delmar Printing / Herff Jones for nearly 15 years. She was witty, funny and one of the most lovable little women ever. Everybody who met her loved her. We love you moma always. Family will receive friends Wednesday from 7-8 pm at Carolina Funeral service & Cremation Center, 5505 Monroe Rd. Charlotte. Online condolences to the family can be made at www.carolinafuneral.com Carolina Funeral Service & Cremation Center is entrusted with the arrangements http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=41ec345028Obituary for Sara Brewer AbernethySara Brewer Abernethy Mrs. Abernethy, age 85 of Charlotte, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 10, 2014 at Emeritus Senior Living Center at South Park. Born on March 4, 1929 in Charlotte, Sara was the daughter of the late Barnard Bee Brewer, Sr. and Gladys Aree Hendrick Brewer. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Abernethy was preceded in death by her brothers, B. B. Brewer, Sr., Wade M. Brewer, Sr., Carl F. Brewer, Sr. and Alva R.. Brewer; and sisters Margaret Couvillon and Catherine H. Brewer. She is survived by her two loving and devoted sons, William Adrian Abernethy of Matthews, NC and Thomas Brewer Abernethy (Mary) of Cary, NC; three beloved granddaughters, Jennifer Vargochik (Matthew), Ashley Abernethy-Fischetti (Giovanni) and Lauren N. Abernethy; two dear sisters, Marie Cruse of Charlotte and Joanne McCullough (Kenneth) of Marietta, GA, brother-in-law, Frank Couvillon and sister-in-law, Jean Brewer; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Abernethy graduated from Harding High School in Charlotte. She worked at the Federal Reserve Bank for several years and was a member of Amity Presbyterian Church. Sara was a wonderful homemaker, an accomplished seamstress and very family-oriented. She always put others first-- whether as a devoted and loving mother, a proud and adoring grandmother or as the caregiver of many. She was known for her quick, bright smile, her delightful girlish giggle, her keen sense of humor and the twinkle in her eyes. Sara loved her coca-cola and her chocolate candy. Reading, going dancing and going to the beach were among her favorite activities. She was truly a sweet, gentle and selfless person. Her deep and abiding trust in God was the center of her life. She was His beloved, humble and faithful servant all her days. She was immensely loved and adored by all who knew her and will be greatly missed. The family will receive friends on Monday, October 13th from 12:00-1:15PM at Carolina Funeral Service & Cremation Center, 5505 Monroe Rd, Charlotte with a service to celebrate her life to follow at 1:15. Reverend Betty Williamson will be officiating. Burial will follow at 2:00 PM at Sharon Memorial Park. Online condolences may be addressed to www.carolinafuneral.com http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=87be344729Obituary for Carlene Tillotson WillisCarlene Tillotson Willis Mrs. Willis, 86 of Charlotte, passed away Thursday, Oct 2, 2014 at Novant Health-Matthews. Born August 20, 1928 in Winston-Salem, Carlene was the daughter of the late Gorrell and Rose (Ham) Tillotson. She was a graduate of John W. Hanes High School "Class of 45" and had lived in the Charlotte area for the past 43 yrs. Carlene was a member of the Old Providence Garden Club, Old Providence Racquet Club as well as several bridge clubs. She had worked for Belk Store Services as a Technical Librarian before retiring after 17 years of service. Carlene and her husband Floyd enjoyed traveling together on their Honda Gold Wing Motorcycle. Their adventures lead them to 24 states and more than 100,000 miles. Mrs. Willis is survived by her husband of 65 years Floyd M. Willis, Jr.; 2 children David (Kathryn)Willis and Catherine "Katie" Cochran all of Charlotte. Also surviving are her 3 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. A gathering of family and friends will take place Sunday, October 5th from 2:30-3:00 PM at Carolina Funeral Service & Cremation Center, 5505 Monroe Rd, Charlotte. A service will follow at 3:00PM. Memorials may be made to Novant Hospice & Palliative Care, 324 N McDowell St, Charlotte, NC 28207. Online condolences may be addressed to www.carolinafuneral.comhttp://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=9d07344071Obituary 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 John Joseph DeSantisRalph Joseph "John Stevens" DeSantis Charlotte: Mr. DeSantis, 84 of Charlotte formerly of Daytona Beach, FL., passed away September 28, 2014 at the Golden Living Center-Charlotte. Ralph was born in Brooklyn, NY. on June 27, 1930 to the late George and Kelly Jane DeSantis. He proudly served 6 years in the US Navy during the Korean War and was discharged as Petty Officer 3rd class. Following his discharge began a career in sports journalism. Mr. DeSantis resided in the Daytona Beach area for many years and was known as John Stevens, sportscaster, sports radio commentary and sports journalist. He moved to Charlotte to be closer to family. Mr. DeSantis is survived by his son Mario (Cindy) DeSantis of Charlotte; sisters Ida Maryo and Eleanor (Joseph) Dalton all of Coco Beach, FL.; brother Mario M. DeSantis of Hayes, KS. and grandson Daniel (Dorothy) DeSantis of Mapleshed, New Jersey. The family would like to thank the staff at the Golden Living Center-Dartmouth for taking care of Ralph for the last 3 years A private family service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be addressed to www.carolinafuneral.com. Carolina Funeral Service & Cremation Center is entrusted with the arrangementshttp://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=c3aa344065Obituary 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=1ae6343647