Obituaries for Carolina Funeral Service & Cremation Center Obituary for Oliver Finn Schulz Finn “Sweetness” Schulz Finn "Sweetness" Schulz, age 5 of Matthews passed away at home on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 surrounded by his family. He is now free of pain, running the streets of gold and eating his beloved lollipops and marshmallows with our Saviour. Finn was a fighter from the moment he was born, and his sweetness shone through with his soul piercing smile. Finn is survived by his parents Andrew and Jennifer Schulz and his siblings Cadence and Liam. You were only in our lives for what seemed a minute but you have changed us for a lifetime. Visitation will be held on Monday, April 21st from 6-7:30 PM at Peace Moravian Church, 4418 Rea Rd, Charlotte with a service to follow at 7:30 PM A private graveside service will be held for family and friends. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation at umdf.org. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=98b1327790Obituary for P. Allen FryPerry Allen Fry, 88, joined his beloved wife Carolyn in heaven on April 15, 2014. Born in Startown, NC, on Jan. 5, 1926, Allen was one of nine children born to farmer George Franklin Fry and homemaker Mattie Miller Fry. Allen graduated from Startown High School as Valedictorian of the Class of 1943. That fall, he attended Coyne Electrical School of Chicago before joining the Navy on Jan. 1, 1944. Following basic training in Great Lakes, IL, and Gulfport, MS, Allen attended St. Ambrose College in Davenport, IA, and then transferred to the University of Wisconsin in 1945, graduating in 1948 with a degree in electrical engineering. Allen then returned to NC and began a long career with Duke Power Company (1950-1960 and 1973-1991 in Charlotte, NC; 1960-1973 in Spartanburg, SC). At the time he retired from the company, Allen was serving as Manager of Engineering, Operations, and Distribution for the Central Division. Allen's priorities were his Christian faith and his family. He was a devoted and loving husband to Carolyn, whom he married on Aug. 27, 1950, as well as a wonderful father to their daughters, Carol and Susan, who benefited from his enjoyment of mathematics and science, his enthusiasm for photo-documentation, and his sense of adventure on the family's many road trips. Allen was very active in the church throughout his life. He served on the Church Council at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Charlotte and at St. John's Lutheran Church in Spartanburg. He served as Sunday School Superintendent at St. John's and at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Startown. He chaired the Building Committee at St. John's, which was tasked with the construction of a new education building and church renovations. He also served on the Property Committee at St. Mark's for many years. He derived great pleasure from religious choral music. He sang in the choir of every church that he attended and was honored to contribute his melodic bass voice to the Billy Graham Crusade choir in Charlotte. Allen greatly enjoyed playing golf and was proud of his two holes-in-one! He was also a successful bowler, enjoyed playing softball and bridge, and was active in the Spartanburg Lions Club. In addition to his parents, Allen was predeceased by his siblings George Fry, Glenn Frye, Paul Fry, Linda Hilton, and Laura Jones. He is survived by his daughter Carol Fry Bohlin and Carol's husband Roy of Fresno, CA; his daughter Susan Fry Ginns and Susan's husband Marc Ginns of Huntersville, NC; three beloved grandchildren, Christopher Bohlin, Ashley Ginns, and Virginia Ginns; brother Earl Fry and his wife Patsy of Redondo Beach, CA, brother Homer Fry and his wife Alice of Startown, and sister Ruth Jenkins of Columbia, MO; and many special nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1001 Queens Rd., Charlotte, NC 28207. Inurnment will follow the service in the church's columbarium. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to St. Mark's Lutheran Church. Arrangements are entrusted to Carolina Funeral Service & Cremation Center. Online condolences may be shared at www.carolinafuneral.com.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=dad2327836Obituary for Sybil Daniel WorrallSybil Daniel Worrall, 96, of Charlotte died Monday, April 14, 2014 at Avante Nursing Home in Charlotte. The family wishes to thank the nursing staff for their care of Sybil. Sybil was born July 23, 1917, in Brooklyn, New York to the late Percy Daniel and the late Sally Rosenkranz Daniel. She was preceeded in death by her husband of 61 years Robert Ernst Worrall. Both were active in the Waxhaw antiquers community for over 20 years. After Bobs passing, Sybil happily went on to run her shop Ding-A-Ling Antiques into her 80s. She is survived by her daughters Robin Worrall Haag and Jill Urquhart Mead, four grandchildren Tyler Haag (Julie), Park UrquhartIV (Marcy), Grantlin Mead and Spencer Mead, and four great grandchildren, Jenna, Justin, Willoughby and Jax. Per her wishes, no service is scheduled. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinafuneral.com. Arrangements entrusted to Carolina funeral Service & Cremation Center.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=f747327648Obituary for Paula Tipton TakacsPaula Tipton Takacs, beloved wife, loyal daughter, devoted friend, and incredibly awesome mother, passed away at home, surrounded by friends and family, on April 13, 2014, after a 9.5 year battle with cancer. Paula was 40 years old. Raised in Marietta, Ohio, Paula graduated second in her class from Marietta High School. She later attended Wake Forest University where she was named to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated magna cum laude with a degree in business. While at Wake Forest, she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta society. The summer of her junior year she studied at Oxford University in Oxford, England. She later earned her MBA in finance from Duke University, graduating with honors as a Fuqua Scholar. Professionally, she had a successful career as both an investment and commercial banker for Bank of America in Charlotte, NC. Paula loved athletics and being outside. She thoroughly enjoyed running and was an avid tennis player. She enjoyed playing on the tennis team at Carmel Country Club. Paula was a member of Christ Lutheran Church and taught in the children’s Sunday School program. She was a volunteer in the library at Charlotte Latin School where her son is a student. Paula enjoyed reading and derived much pleasure from her Book Club. She also enjoyed baking and prided herself on always finding the perfect dessert for her guests. Above all, Paula loved her family and wanted nothing more than for her son and husband to lead as normal a life as possible as she battled her disease. In November 2004, nine days following the birth of her son, Graham, Paula was diagnosed with liposarcoma, a rare cancer of the connective tissue. Determined not to let cancer beat her, Paula exhausted every available treatment option, often refusing to take no for an answer. While battling this rare disease, Paula and her husband, Geof, established a foundation to help fund research for all types of soft-tissue sarcoma. Because sarcomas are so rare, they lack the funding of other more well known cancers and most research money raised is from private donations. Through its annual fundraiser, The Sarcoma Stomp, the Paula Takacs Foundation for Sarcoma Research was able to donate more than $350,000 which went directly to fund clinical trials at leading sarcoma research centers. Paula was born Feb. 14, 1974 in Columbus Ohio to Drs. Jon and Martha Tipton. She is survived by her husband, Geoffrey, and son, Graham, of Charlotte, NC; her parents of Marietta, OH; Father and Mother-in-law, Joseph and Marcia Takacs, of Charlotte, NC; sister Nicole Coil (Rob) niece and nephew, Meredith and Adam, all of Marietta, OH; Brother-in-law, Gregory Takacs (Elizabeth), nephews Geoffrey and Jake, all of Monroe, CT. She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Paula was preceded in death by her grandparents, Paul and Jeanette Tipton of The Plains, OH, and Herbert and Florene Johnson of Decatur, MS. A memorial service will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, 4545 Providence Road, on Saturday April 19th at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Paula Takacs Foundation for Sarcoma Research; P.O. Box 78416; Charlotte, NC 28271 or via its website http://paulatakacsfoundation.org/http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=a456327629Obituary for Violet Beatrice Pressley RutledgeCarolina Funeral Service & Cremation Center ( 142195 Photo YES ) Violet Beatrice Pressley " Snookie" Rutledge Mrs. Rutledge, 73 of Charlotte, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at White Oak Manor-Charlotte. Born in Charlotte on April 10, 1941, Snookie as she was affectionately referred to by family and friends, was the daughter of the late Evans Pressley and Eva Tarlton Pressley (Massey). Besides her parents Mrs. Rutledge was preceded in death by sister Mary Ann Strickland(Mitchell) and brother Bobby Dean Massey and (Vickie). Violet was a devoted wife and loving mother and is survived by her loving husband and caregiver George Robert Rutledge; 5 children Robert E. ( Addie) Rutledge, Nathan Dean (Lori) Rutledge, Rhonda R. (Ronnie) Britt, Donna Rutledge and Curt (Stacey) Rutledge; 13 grandchildren Tiffany Richard, Daniel Baucom, Aaron Rutledge, Elizabeth Colquhoun, Dillon Baucom, George Britt, Robby Rutledge, Ryan Rutledge, Thomas Britt, Tyler Rutledge, Michelle Britt, Addie Pritchard and Lanier Spell. Also surviving are her 2 brothers Jessie (Susan) Massey, Jr. and Paul (Karen) Massey; sister Patricia (Dick) Franklin. Special thanks to White Oak Manor and Hospice staff for the love and care they provided to her. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, April 16th from 1-2 PM at Laurel Baptist Church, 11801 Plaza Road Ext, Charlotte with a funeral service to follow at 2PM with Pastor Blankenship officiating. Interment will take place in Sunset Memory Gardens. Memorials may be made to Jessie and Sue Massey Missionary Fund, (Global Outreach), 300 CR 169, Iuka, MS., 38852. Online condolences may be addressed to www.carolinafuneral.com. Carolina Funeral Service & Cremation Center is entrusted with the arrangementshttp://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=1178327313Obituary for Harry G. HelgesenCapt. Harry G. Helgesen, (Ret. WPD) Harry G. Helgesen, 71, of Charlotte, formerly of Waterloo, Iowa, passed away on April 9, 2014 at the Robin Johnson Hospice in Dallas, NC. from complications of Alzheimer's. Born in Valley Stream, NY on August 4, 1942, Harry was the son of the late Harry W. and Winifred Helgesen. Mr. Helgesen, a retired Captain of the Waterloo, Iowa Police Dept, proudly served his community for 35yrs. He was affectionately called "Captain" by his family and friends. Harry is survived by his sisters, Barbara VanSchaick and Carolyn Napolitano of Charlotte; and brother, Christopher (Wendy) Helgesen of Massapequa, NY. Mr. Helgesen is also survived by his grand nephew Lucas and grand niece Chloe who he spent much of his time with as well as several nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the Robin Johnson Hospice House, 5005 Shepards Way, Dallas, NC 28034http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=3c84327168Obituary for William "Bill" Edward HellerBorn to Edward & Ethel Heller of Altoona, PA on July of 1925 and served in the US Navy during WW II. He is predeceased by his wife Rosaline.He and his wife lived in Cleveland Ohio for 23 years, he was an automotive painter, and did many antique auto restorations for show cars. In 1970 he and his wife relocated to Charlotte and were founders of Electro-Magnetic Painting Inc., painting office furniture in the Carolinas for many years. In his retirement he enjoyed woodworking gardening and cooking. In 2007 he moved to Wilora Lake Lodge, Independent Living where he made so many friends. He was elected as Lodge Mayor in 2009 and served in that capacity for more than 4 years. In the fall of 2011 he joined the Simmons YMCA and at 85 learned to swim, and it became his passion. Every morning he would head off to the Y to swim his mile. Bill had a true love of life, he was a man of honor, and a gentleman, never afraid of hard work or a challenge he marched thru life giving it his best. He was well liked by many and will be missed by all. He is survived by his daughter Nancy H. Bergeron of Charlotte The Celebration of his life will be at Wilora Lake Lodge on Sunday April 13, 2014 from 2-4 pm. In Lieu of flowers Memorials can be made to the Simmons YMCA in his honor to support the children’s swim program.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=ef21326769Obituary for Zoe Wood BensonZoe Lantz Wood Benson Mrs. Benson passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Plantation Estates Medicare Unit in Matthews, NC. Born in Elmhurst, IL October 28, 1928, she spent her youth in LaGrange, IL from 1931-1947. She graduated from Lyons Township High School Class of 1946. She then attended St. Luke's School of Nursing 1946- 1947. She was married to Maxwell Wood from 1947-1969 Mrs. Benson furthered her education and love of the Music at Southern Methodist University's School of Music in Dallas, TX as well as St. Mary's School of Music in Notre Dame, IN. She additionally attended CPCC for Computer Science and Queen's College. She was employed from 1971-75 at Charlotte Medical Clinic. She then worked in Internal Medicine Research at the Carolina's Medical Center from 1975-1996. There she acted as The Coordinator of the Institutional Review Board from 1988-1996 Following her retirement in 1996, she married George Kendall Benson in 1997. During her retirement Mrs. Benson acted as a Wing Haven Docent and Volunteered at the Reception Desk of The Presbyterian Hospital in Mathews for 5 years. Having played the piano since the age of 3 she was an lover of the artist and accomplished pianist. Mrs. Benson offered a great deal of her free time and talent to local musical groups as well as her home church, Christ Episcopal Church in Charlotte. Zoe was preceded in death her parents, brother George Lantz and husband George Benson. She is survived by her two children James Wood (wife, Judith) of Charlotte, Alison Darch of Raleigh and two grandchildren Emily Kolbe Darch of Pendleton, OR and Maxwell Austin Darch of Columbia, SC. A service is scheduled for Friday, April 11th, 2014 at 10am at Christ Episcopal Church, 1412 Providence Road, Charlotte, North Carolina 28207. Additionally there will be a Memorial Service held on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 4:00 pm in the Auditorium of the Plantations Estate, 733 Planation Estates Dr., Matthews, North Carolina 28105. Memorials may be made to The Christ Church Foundation. 704-333-0378 www.ChristChurchCharlotte.org or to The ACTS Samaritan Fund at the Planation Estates. Online condolences can be given at www.carolinafuneral.com.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=0c4d326667Obituary for Michael B. "Mike" MoyeMichael Boyd Moye, “Mike” Mr. Moye, 52 of Charlotte, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Carolinas Medical Center-Main surrounded by his family. The son of the late Charles William "Charlie Bill" Moye and Martha Benton Moye, Mike was born in Greenville, NC on October 6, 1961. He was an avid golfer and in 1980 won the North State Junior Championship. Mr. Moye attended East Carolina University on a golf scholarship. He graduated in 1984. Mike had a successful career in sales and marketing for Pyramid Broadcasting (WRFX) and CBS radio (WFNZ) from 1991 thru 2010 and later returning to the sport that started it all at Greater Golf Express. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church. His love for his family was Mike’s primary focus throughout his life. Mike loved the outdoors and could often be found on the golf course with his three sons - "Mike's foursome" The Family would like to thank and recognize the amazing care Mike received while in the 4th floor Oncology ICU. His Doctor, Dr. Usmani, and many other Doctors and all the nurses were amazing and not only took great care of Mike, but the family too. Mr. Moye is survived by his best friend and wife of 20 years Kristin Needham Moye, their sons Michael, William and Jack; brothers: Charles (Tami) Moye and their children Trey, Martha Anna and Sara Kaitlyn; Macon (Kim) their children Kimberley, Macon, Jr. and Sara; Chris (Julie) and their children Samantha, Danielle, and Christina; Simon (Ashley) and their children Barbara Helen and Peter; father in law David Needham; sister in law Stacy ( Lenny) Adams and their children Brandon, Matthew and Abby. Mike was survived by his four legged friend Charlie. The family will receive friends on Saturday at 10:00 am at the First Presbyterian Church, 200 West Trade St, Charlotte with a service to celebrate his life to follow at 12:00 pm. Memorials may be made to the Moye Boys Secure Future Fund c/o Carolina Funeral Service & Cremation Center, 5505 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC., 28212-5503. Online condolences may be addressed to www.carolinafuneral.comhttp://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=95b4326778Obituary for Sally Jane DeMartSally Jane DeMart Miss DeMart, 78 of Charlotte passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Presbyterian Hospital-Harris Hospice. Born April 15, 1935 in Detroit, MI., Sally was the daughter of the late LeRoy and Ethel DeMart. A former resident of Lancaster and Columbus OH, Miss DeMart had been a resident of Charlotte since 1978. She graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in Music and English. In addition, Sally graduated from Central Piedmont Community College with an Associate Degree in Accounting and Computer Science. She also served her country for 3 years as a member of the US Marine Corp. Miss DeMart is survived by a brother and sister in law, Alan and Alice DeMart of Charlotte, nieces and nephews, Mike and Stacy DeMart of Boca Raton, FL., Jon and Laura DeMart of North Ridgeville, OH., Mike and Christy West of Leland, NC. and John and Ronda Lennon of Charlotte. Memorials may be made to Presbyterian Hospital ( Harris Hospice) Foundation, 108 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC, 28207. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=37b7326015