Deaths for Feb. 5, 2013
Madine Aycoth, 75, met her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, face to face on Sunday afternoon, February 3, 2013. She passed peacefully for she believed in the truth of John 11, when Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live.”
Madine was born in Chesterfield County, S.C. on May 21, 1937, daughter of the late E. Blease and Lela Starnes Morton. She was a cosmetologist in the Monroe area for 40 years and was the owner/operator of several salons. After her retirement, she enjoyed working in her flower and vegetable gardens, baking and traveling.
A service to celebrate her heavenly homegoing will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, in Trinity Baptist Church, 2613 Concord Hwy., Monroe. Visitation with the family will precede the service beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship building at Trinity Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Lakeland Memorial Park Cemetery, 1901 Lancaster Ave., Monroe.
Madine was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, James F. Griffin, who passed in 2006 and her brother, Staley Morton, who passed in 2005. She is survived by her husband of 5 ½ years, Billy F. Aycoth; daughter, Joyce D. Bigham; son, Randy J. Carnes; five stepchildren, Debbie Deese, Denise Henton, Tammy Griffin, Billy Aycoth, Jr. and Sam Aycoth; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Madine is also survived by sisters, Dorothy McManus, Daisy Simpson, Mildred Long and brother, Brooks Morton.
Her family is saddened by her passing, but rejoices in knowing that for her to be with Christ “Is Far Better.” (Philippians 1:23)
Memorials may be made to Gideons International, Union County West Camp, P. O. Box 371, Monroe, NC 28111-0371 and Hospice of Union County, 700 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, NC 28110.
Gordon Funeral Service, 1904 Lancaster Ave., Monroe, NC 28112 is caring for the Aycoth family. Online condolences may be made at www.gordonfuneralservice.com.
Mr. Hulsey Redwine Helms, age 82, passed away Monday, February 4, 2013 at his home in Monroe.
Mr. Helms was born December 3, 1930 in Union County, N.C., a son of the late Mr. Clyde Leslie Helms, Sr. and the late Mrs. Rena Trull Helms.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Mr. Douglas Gill Helms, and also three brothers, G.B. Helms, Clyde L. Helms, Jr., and Nelson Helms and by four sisters, Madelean Adams, Seleta McCardle, Hazel Meggs and Daphine Meggs.
Mr. Helms is survived by his wife, Mrs. Shirley Mae Boyd Helms of the home; one son, Michael R. Helms (Lynn); two daughters, Deirdre “Dee” Hasty (Ron) and Martha Sullivan (Mike); six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Virginia Neil Rushing, Louise McCardle and Emma Knox Plattenburg and one brother, Locke Helms.
The family will receive friends and relatives for visitation Wednesday, February 6, 2013 from 12:30 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. at McEwen Funeral Home in Monroe.
Funeral services for Mr. Helms will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2013 in the McEwen Colonial Chapel, with burial to follow at Lakeland Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Union County, 700 West Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, N.C. 28110.
McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe is serving the family of Mr. Helms.
J. C. Herring, “Pop Pop”, 94, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2013. He was born in Union County, N.C. on March 6, 1918 son of the late Hannibal Richard and Beulah Turner Herring. Mr. Herring was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran and a retired supervisor in the textile industry. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and working in his yard.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 2 p.m. in Memorial United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Monroe City Cemetery.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Louvinia Carroll Herring. Mr. Herring is survived by a son, Richard Herring and wife, Kathryn, of Monroe; sister, Jo Cantor of Charlotte; grandchildren, Richard “Rick” Herring and wife, Trenda, Steve Herring and wife, Ann, and Kevin Herring and wife, Lisa; ten great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Gordon Funeral Service, 1904 Lancaster Ave., Monroe, NC 28112.
Memorials may be made to Memorial United Methodist Church, 1200 Miller St., Monroe, NC 28110. Online condolences may be made at www.gordonfuneralservice.com.
Caliph Isaiah Knotts, 21, of Monroe died Friday Feb. 1, 2013.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Grier Funeral Service, Monroe.