People

In memory: Mrs. Marie Gripper Taylor

Marie Taylor, 86, of Matthews, died in Carrington Place Nursing Home, Saturday, July 25.

In memory: Mrs. Carolyn Jones

Carolyn Jones, 58, died Sunday, July 26, at Presbyterian-Main hospital.

In memory: Judge Clifton Earl Johnson

Mr. Johnson was North Carolina’s first African American Chief District Court judge in 1974 and the first African-American Resident Superior Court judge for North Carolina in 1977.

In memory: Mr. Kenneth Drakeford

Kenneth Drakeford was a 1988 graduate of Johnson C. Smith and worked for Food Lion in Raleigh.

In memory: Mrs. Bobbie “Bob” Jean Mickles Scott

Mrs. Scott was a 1954 graduate of West Charlotte High School and was lifetime member of Seigle Avenue First Church of God, where she served in many positions.

In memory: Mr. Rondell Howard

Mr. Rondell Howard, 37, of 3317 Denson Place, Charlotte,  died June 11, 2009.

In memory: Mrs. Marion P. Thompson

Mrs. Thompson, 56, of Charlotte, died Sunday, May 10, 2009. Funeral service is scheduled for Thursday, May 14.

In memory: Joyce Ann Hood

Ms. Hood was an active member of Clinton Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church and the Fayetteville State Alumni Association.

In Memory: Mrs. Darnell Mitchell

Mrs. Mitchell, 92, of Charlotte, died Saturday, May 9, 2009. Funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, May 13.

In memory: Mr. Samuel Strickland

Mr. Strickland was born May 21, 1928. He died in Kinston, N.C., on May 6, 2009. He is the father of Mordecia “Dee-Dee” Strickland of Charlotte

In memory: Lori Ann Davis

Ms. Davis was a 1980 graduate of Harding High School and worked as a receptionist at Compass Group in Charlotte and in clerical services at Bank of America, Charlotte.

In memory: Mr. Billy William Flowe

Mr. Flowe worked as a driver for various trucking companies and served six years in the U.S. Army.

In memory: Mary H. Whitlock

Mrs. Mary H. Whitlock of Charlotte died Thursday, April 30, at Carolinas Medical Center-Main. She was 66.

In Memory: Samella Brown Twitty

Mrs. Twitty, 91, was a faithful member of Simpson-Gillespie United Methodist Church for over 50 years.

In Memory: Robert Hunter Leak Jr

Mr. Leak, 55, helped integrate West Mecklenburg High School in 1971, a story featured on the CBS news show “60 Minutes.”

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