Deaths for Dec. 20, 2012

Dec. 19, 2012 @ 05:40 PM

Elizabeth Byrum
Mrs. Elizabeth Morris Byrum, 86, went home to be with her Lord, surrounded by her family on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 from her residence.
Mrs. Byrum was born December 27, 1925 in Union County, daughter of the late Homes Morris Sr. and Patti Price Morris. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jamie Hogan Byrum, who died in 2002, also a grandson, Rob McLeod.  Mrs. Byrum was retired from the Wesley Chapel School System.
Visitation will be Friday, December 21, 2012  from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe. Services to celebrate her life will be 11 a.m. Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Union United Methodist Church, 6315 New Town Rd., Waxhaw N.C. 28173 with her pastor, the Rev. McKenzie Sefa, officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Kay Byrum McLeod and husband, Malcolm, of Greenville, S.C. and Patsy Byrum Baker and husband, Danny, of Wesley Chapel, N.C.; grandchildren, Mary Beth McLeod Crisp and husband, Lindsey, of Washington, N.C. and Anthony Honeycutt of Wesley Chapel, N.C.; great-grandchildren, Allen Crisp and Libby Crisp, both of Washington, N.C.; one brother; Holmes Morris Jr. of Weddington, N.C.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the following for their loving care; Beth Ashley, Doris Carpenter, Sue Copeland, Sharon Helms, Geneva Costner, Zora Carson, Hospice of Union County, and Council on Aging.
Memorials may be made to Union United Methodist Church, % Virginia Horne, 917 Waxhaw-Indian Trail Rd., Waxhaw N.C. 28173 or to Hospice of Union County, 700 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe N.C. 28110.
Online condolences may be offered at  McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe is Honored to serve the family of Mrs. Byrum.


Rick Fowler
Mr. Richard 'Rick' Fowler, age 58, of Monroe, N.C., passed away Monday, December 17, 2012 at Carolinas Medical Center-Union.
Funeral Services to Celebrate the Life of Rick Fowler will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Davis Funeral Home Chapel, 1003 East Franklin St., Monroe, N. C. officiated by the Rev. Sherry Frerichs.
Mr. Fowler was born on May 1, 1954, in Union County, N.C., a son of Edwina Mullinax Fowler the late Clayton Eugene Fowler.
Mr. Fowler was a retired truck driver with The Boggs Group. He was also a member of Hebron United Methodist Church in Monroe, N.C.  Rick loved riding horses, especially the trail rides he enjoyed with his friends.
Survivors include his mother, Edwina Fowler of Monroe, N.C., and his brother, Wade Fowler of Monroe, N.C.
The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 1 p.m. Saturday, December 22, 2012 one hour prior to the service at Davis Funeral Home Chapel in Monroe.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Davis Funeral Service, inc.
Davis Funeral Home of Monroe is serving the family of Mr. Fowler. An on-line guest register book is available at


Lillian Knight
Lillian Christine Knight, 86, died Tuesday, December 18, 2012.  
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 in Walkersville Presbyterian Church.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Gordon Funeral Service in Monroe.

Mildred Wike
Mildred Stapp Wike, 91, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012.
A graveside service will be 11 a.m Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 at Sharon Memorial Park, Charlotte.  The family will receive friends following the service.
Arrangements are being handled by Gordon Funeral Service and Crematory.