People

Mrs. Annie Pearl “Jackie” Petty Black

Mrs. Black, 72, of Charlotte died January 1, 2011. She was an owner of Hy-Ann Gifts & Hidden Treasures.

Mr. Samuel Joe Herron Jr.

Mr. Herron, 84, died Wednesday, December 29 at Britthaven of Charlotte.

Arrangements announced for Mrs. Patricia Hall Bell

Mrs. Bell, 65, of Charlotte died Tuesday, December 28, at Carolinas Medical Center.

Mrs. Patricia Bell

Mrs. Bell, 65, died Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at Carolinas Medical Center-Main.

Arrangements announced for Maggie Watkins

Mrs. Watkins, 85, died Thursday, December 23, at Carolinas Medical Center-Main.

Mr. Richard Kearns

Mr. Kearns, 53, of Charlotte died Sunday, December 26 at his residence.

Mrs. Esther Puryear

Mrs. Puryear, 83, of Charlotte died Sunday, December 26.

Ms. Irma Juanita Mitchell

Ms. Mitchell, 86, died Saturday, December 25, 2010 at Liberty Nursing and Rehab Center.

Ms. Margaret Brown Teeter

Ms. Teeter, 87, died Saturday, December 25, 2010 at Britt Haven of Charlotte.

William “Pete” Cunningham

A retired military man and North Carolina lawmaker, Mr. Cunningham understood the importance of service to community.

Mrs. Maggie Watkins

Mrs. Maggie Watkins of Charlotte died Thursday, December 23, at Carolinas Medical Center-Main.

An extraordinary mom with a heart of gold

LIVES THAT MATTER

Rosa Dell Moore Sloan loved to cook, and by all accounts she did it very well. Once in the 1950s, she cooked and served breakfast for two escaped convicts.

Mr. Amos Guy Joyner

Mr. Joyner, 70, died Wednesday, December 22, at Presbyterian Hospital.

Ms. Betty Jean Sinclair

Ms. Sinclair, 57, of Charlotte died Sunday, December 19.

Arrangements announced for the late William “Pete” Cunningham

Mr. Cunningham, 81, a retired member of the N.C. General Assembly, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, after a period of declining health.

 

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