Obituaries for Carolina Funeral Service & Cremation Center Obituary for Nancy Overton CloverNancy Overton Clover, 79 of Charlotte NC passed away peacefully on Wednesday July 30th at Wilora Lake Healthcare Center. She was born to Nathan Frank Overton and Louise Tate Overton in Sumter SC on September 9th 1934. Nancy is survived by her children, John Howard Bennett 4th, (Carolyn), Andrew Overton Bennett, (Tracie), and Nancy Bennett Jolly, (Allan), grandchildren: Maxium, Anton, William and Sarah, a sister Lou Overton Hendley, (Tom), of Cheraw SC, and many nieces and nephews. Per Nancy’s wishes, there will not be a service. The Family would like to thank Hospice of Charlotte for the excellent care of our Mother over these past two years. Carolina Funeral & Cremation was entrusted with the service. Online condolences may be made at for Steven Mark FrazierSteven Frazier Jr. 1990 - 2014 Steven Mark Frazier Jr., much beloved son and brother, passed away on July 28, 2014 at the young age of 24. He was born on March 11, 1990 and is survived by his parents Mark and Kim Frazier, and his sisters Leah Frazier and Heather Frazier. Also surviving are his paternal grandparents Jean and Bob Harvey and maternal grandmother, Mrs. Jean Kiser. Mark attended North Mecklenburg High School and was currently enrolled in the welding program at Gaston College. Mark was a patriot and US Army veteran that served overseas in Afghanistan. He was infantryman at the tender age of 17 due to sheer stubbornness and was stationed at Fort Lewis, WA. Even though he has left us at a young age, we want the world to know that he impacted many people in profound ways. He was an extremely generous soul that would literally give you the shirt off his back. In addition, he was funny and goofy and a great brother to his sisters. He was a big, tall guy that was secretly tender hearted. He struggled with many demons after returning from deployment and we know that he is at peace in heaven, because he had a deep personal faith that many did not realize. He loved a good home cooked meal, loud music of any type, online games and movies of any genre. Most of all he loved just hanging out with family and friends, whether it be relaxing and watching a movie on Netflix with his sisters or hanging out by the pool with his dog Jojo who he is now with in heaven. He was loved very much and will never be forgotten. We will see you again one day my sweet son. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at Carolina Funeral Service & Cremation Center, 5505 Monroe Road, Charlotte with service to be held at 2:15 at Sharon Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Pets For Vets at Online condolences may be addressed to for Tammy Belinda BranchTammy Belinda Branch, age 47, of Charlotte, passed from this life on July 28, 2014. She is survived by the love of her life, Harriet. She will be missed by her family and all her friends. She had a huge heart, good friends and she cared more about others than herself. A celebration of her life will be held in the near future. Tammy was my partner, my friend and the best part of my life for 28 years and my heart breaks for the next 28 years that we won’t be together. I love you! She was kind, thoughtful, selfless, charitable and so funny! She loved her family, friends and her adorable pets. We cannot forget that she loved her sports: Gators, Bears, Panthers, Tarheels, Dolphins, Bulls and sometimes golf. She loved music of all types: everything from Elton John and KISS to Michael Jackson, Kenney Chesney and Tim McGraw to even George Winston and Barbra Streisand. She enjoyed walks on the beach, riding the waves and roller coasters, fishing, cooking (no one ever made better cookies), concerts, ball games, and the mountains, preferably with snow. She made others smile with her smile, her laugh, her hugs and her cakes and cookies. All of those who knew her knew how very precious and special she was…always putting us before herself. My kind sweetheart, you have left the world too soon and I speak for all of your family and friends when I say how much we love you and how much we miss you! Memories of you will light the corners of our minds forever and we will never let the sun go down on you! Thank you to Dr. Perry Roy and his entire staff for taking such great care of Tammy " always comforting and making her health and well-being at the top of their list. for Lawrence Wesley Bennett Jr.Lawrence Wesley “Larry” Bennett, 87, of Charlotte died unexpectedly at Carolinas Medical Center - University on July 23, 2014. He was born in Worcester, Massachusetts to L.W. Bennett and Lucy Jarzobski Bennett June 30, 1927. A veteran of the United States Navy in World War II, he returned home to earn an associate’s degree in business and worked for Eastern Airlines (EAL) in New York City, Miami and Charlotte. He retired from EAL after a thirty-five year career ending as a computer services sales representative whose customers spanned the globe. In retirement, he spent over twenty years as a very active volunteer and instructor of first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation with the American Red Cross. He was also a very active volunteer at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, including service as an usher. He is survived by his wife of sixty-three years, Mary Lou Paradise Bennett, a son, Michael (wife Elizabeth), a daughter Kathleen Bennett, two grandsons Christopher and Nicholas (wife Nicole) Bennett, and numerous nieces and nephews. There will be a memorial service at a later date; per his wishes, he will be buried in Worcester. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church Fund, 1400 Suther Road, Charlotte, NC 28213 or the American Red Cross, Carolina Piedmont Chapter, 2425 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28203. for David Perry Morris, Jr., M.D.David Perry Morris, Jr., M.D. David P. Morris, Jr., M.D. of Matthews, NC, 92, died on July 16th at his residence at the Plantation Estates. He was born on June 4, 1922 of the late Carrie Campbell Morris, and David Perry Morris who were very active in the Christian Church. Upon graduation from the University of Pennsylvania with the M.D., he embarked on a career with the U.S. Navy that included service abroad and with the NASA Mercury Space Program where he served as Head of Launch Site Medical Operations at the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center, Cape Kennedy, FL. He later served as Director of the Navy’s Aerospace Medical Research Development Facility in Johnsville, PA. Following his distinguished career with the Navy, his true passion for medicine was realized in treating alcoholism and chemical dependency at treatment centers including Willingway in GA as Medical Director, at Amethyst in Charlotte as Director, and at CMC Behavioral Health Center on Billingsley Road until an early retirement from the practice of medicine entirely at the age of 90. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 50 years, Elizabeth (Beth) Ann Morris. He is survived by his sister, MaryJane Sanford, his five children, Rebecca Jane Morris of Austin MN, David Montgomery Morris of Cary NC, Martha Carolyn Gray and Carrie Beth Strahl of Charlotte, and Perry Thomas Morris of Marshville; his seventeen amazing grandchildren, his dearest friend Beth Matthews, his faithful canine companion Marty Mann, and other residents of Plantation Estates. He will be remembered, loved, and respected for his huge heart, infectious good attitude, and total confidence in the Lord. A memorial service will be held Saturday July 19, 2014 at 1:30 pm at the Plantation Estates in Matthews, NC. A reception with family and friends will be held following the service. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to all of his Doctors and staff; especially Hospice of Charlotte, and the wonderful Home Care Aides arranged by Debbie and Tiffany at Plantation Home Health. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Hospice and Palliative Care of Charlotte (704-594-4982) and to (704-377-0244). for Rita Virginia PoggiRita Virginia Poggi Mrs. Poggi, 90 of Charlotte, passed away Monday, July 14,2014 at the White Oak Manor of Charlotte. Born in New York City on April 14, 1924, Rita was the daughter of the late Frank and Ann (Tierney) Raffone. She married Julius L. Poggi in 1949 and later settled in Union City, New Jersey. Prior to moving to Charlotte, Mrs. Poggi had been a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Union City and worked as a book binder for the Tapley Rutter Co. She retired after 20 yrs of service. Besides her parents, Rita is preceded in death by her husband Julius, who died in October of 2000. She is survived by her sons Richard Poggi, his wife Doris and daughter Alyssa all of Indian Trail, NC and Robert Renichuck of Florida; brother Frank Raffone of California and 2 additional grandchildren. A service will be held on Monday, July 21st at 11 AM in the chapel at the BG. William C. Doyle Veteran's Cemetery, 350 Province Line Rd, Wrightstown, NJ. Carolina Funeral Service & Cremation Center is entrusted with the arrangements for Ervin Winston RhewErvin Winston Rhew, Jr., 80, passed away July 11, 2014, at home in Charlotte. Born November 2, 1933, in Durham, he was the son of the late Ervin Winston Rhew, Sr., and Bessie Ashley Rhew. He began his professional career as a salesman for Mutual Drug Co. in Durham, and moved to Charlotte in June, 1969, to work for Penwalt Pharmaceuticals, where he received numerous accolades as a top salesman. He was a member of Living Saviour Lutheran Church. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Carlotta Murphy Rhew; son, David Rhew (Mary); grandchildren Adam Rhew (Brittany) and Elizabeth Rhew Cooper (Will); twin brother, Earl Rhew (Peggy); and sister, Catherine Kennedy (Billy). He was preceded in death by his sisters, Mae Roycroft, Frances Bowden, Myrtle Atkins, and Mary Ellen Herndon. ​His ​​family wishes to express heartfelt thanks to the staff of Hospice and Pallative Care (South Charlotte Region), the staff of Carmel Place, and other caregivers for their unwavering support. ​ ​A celebration of his life will be held Wednesday, July 16, at 3:30 p.m., at Living Saviour Lutheran Church, 6817 Carmel Rd., Charlotte, NC, 28226. Online condolence may be addressed to Carolina Funeral Service & Cremation is entrusted with the arrangements. for Thomas Edward RouseThomas Edward Rouse, 67, formerly of Salisbury, NC, passed away on July 5, 2014 at his home in Charlotte, NC surrounded by his loving family and friends. Tom is survived by his wife, Gail Rouse, his daughter Sara Laughter and her husband Paul, and his son Andrew. He is also survived by his siblings, sister Barbara Alvis and brother William Rouse. Tom was born in Birmingham, AL to the late Ellie T. Rouse and the late Gladys T. Wolfe. He was a 1965 graduate of North Rowan High School. After serving honorably in the U.S. Navy, he attended and graduated from Salisbury Business College, UNC-Charlotte, and Pfeiffer College. Tom loved sports (Go Duke!), cooking, spending time with friends and family, and was an active member of Grace Crossing Church in Charlotte, NC. Per Tom’s wishes, the final resting place of his ashes will be along the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway. Donations in his memory can be made to Hospice of Cabarrus County. Carolina Funeral & Cremation was entrusted with the service. Online condolences may be made at for Blandina Ward YaleBlandina Ward Yale, 100, of Charlotte, NC, passed into her heavenly home on July 3rd, 2014. Her niece and caregiver was with her at the time of her passing. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband George Yale. They had been married for 60 yrs. at the time of his death. Mrs. Yale was born in Ashe County, North Carolina to the late Stephen and Della Ward Moxley. Preceding her in death were six brothers and sisters: Bruce Ward, Phama Ward Meyers, Dale Ward, Wade Ward, Kyle Ward and Blain Ward. She is survived by her sister, Edna Nuckolls, of Bradenton, Florida. Also surviving her are 11 nieces and nephews and 24 great nieces and nephews. Mrs. Yale had been a member of, her much loved, Memorial United Methodist Church, on Central Avenue, in Charlotte since 1962. Her church held a special place in her heart until her passing. She spoke of her church family often. She retired from Duke Power Co. after 31 years of service. She worked in accounts receivable for small appliances for North and South Carolina. .Prior to moving to Charlotte, she had been employed by the F.B.I. in Washington D.C. and worked directly for J. Edgar Hoover. Blandina was as unique and interesting as her first name. She was a bright, energetic, determined and incredibly loyal individual. Her care for her mother and her many friends are testimony to this. Under her determined attitude to accomplish and persevere there was a truly tender and loving heart. She will be terribly missed by her caregiver and niece, Linda Ward O'Keeffe, also of Charlotte. Her love for her husband, George, her church, and the North Carolina mountains, where she had been born and raised were constant and steadfast. Birds, flowers and gardening were interests but her true gift lay in her incredible seamstress skills which included the construction of suits and handmade hats. A visitation in Charlotte will take place on Friday, July 11th at 10:30 am, at Memorial United Methodist Church. A service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Don Newman will officiate. Burial will take place at Chestnut Hill United Methodist Church located at 604 Martin Gambill Rd. in Crumpler, North Carolina on Saturday, July 12th. A visitation is planned for 11:30 a.m., service to follow at 12:00. Burial is to immediately follow the service. Reverend Jonathan Ward will officiate. Pallbearers are: Dennis O'Keeffe, Chris O'Keeffe, Larry Ward, Jonathan Ward, Joseph E. Jenkins, and Nathan Walker. Vocalist: Laura O'Keeffe Walker In lieu of flowers please consider: Memorial United Methodist Church 4012 Central Ave., Charlotte 28205 or Chestnut Hill United Methodist Church c/o Larry Ward, 1936 Martin Gambill Rd. Crumpler,NC. 28617. Carolina Funeral & Cremation was entrusted with the service. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinafuneral.com for Juan Jesus SalcedoJuan, 83, passed away at CMC in Charlotte, North Carolina on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. He was born May 2, 1931 to Dionicio and Isabel Salcedo in Soatá, Colombia. On May 16, 1957 he married Marleny Daza in Bogotá, Colombia. Juan was an active member of the Colombian community in Queens NY, having been among the founders of the Centro Civico Colombiano (Colombian Civic Center) in 1978 and serving on its board for a number of years. He was also active in the Queens Colombia Lions Club. He is survived by his wife Marleny of Charlotte; his children, Amparo Salcedo of Colombia; Liliana Garzon; Diana Reyes and husband, Omar; Daisy Bedoya and husband, Gregorio; and Marlene Quiñones and husband, Vincent; all of Charlotte. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, Alba, Juan, Michael, Diego, Omar, Edward, Lily, Daniel, Christina, Vincent, Isabel, Gabriel, Jason; and 4 great-grandchildren, Anasophia, Mark, Naomi, and Michael. He was preceded in death by his parents; and 2 sisters, Genoveva and Angelina. The family will hold a private family service on Sunday, July 6, 2014. Online condolences can be left on Carolina Funeral Service’s memorial tribute at In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979.