Deaths for Dec. 22, 2012

Dec. 21, 2012 @ 05:46 PM

Arnett Alexander
Arnett Richard Alexander, 70, of Waxhaw died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 at Carolinas Medical Center-Waxhaw.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Richmond Funeral Home.

Dina Busey
Dina Lane Busey, 44, of Charlotte died Monday, December 17, 2012 at her home.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 5, 2013 at 1:30 pm, at Central Church of God, 5301 Sardis Road, Charlotte, NC 28270.
Arrangements are being handled by Heritage Funeral Home of Indian Trail.

Mikael Griffin
Thomas Mikael Griffin, "Mikie", Uncle Mike, passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. 1950- 2012
A proud son of the late Thomas Hudson Griffin, 1925-1975 and Agnes Alva Carelock, 1925-2005, of Monroe, N.C.
He is survived by his sister, Diane Griffin Long; brother, Tony Griffin; as well as his dearly loved nephews, Taillfer Long and Angus Long.
A service to celebrate his life will be held April 7, 2013. More details will be posted in February, 2013.
In loving memory of his sweet spirit. Rest in Peace Mike.


David Lee Price
David Lee Price, 78, passed away Thursday, December 20, 2012. He was born June 9, 1934 in Union County, N.C. to the late Jay Braxton and Mary Alice Hill Price. He is also preceded in death by a granddaughter Morgan Wakefield, and a brother Danny Price.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 2 p.m. in Gordon Funeral Chapel 1904 Lancaster Ave. Monroe NC 28112. Burial will follow in Price Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 12 noon until 1:45 p.m.
David is survived by his wife, Delane Helms Price; a son, Darryl Price of Shallote, N.C.; a daughter, Sherry Wakefield of Charlotte; four brothers, Rondal Price of Monroe, Bobby Price of Stanfield, Sherrill Price of Monroe, Terry Price of Monroe; a sister, Lucy Price Benton of Monroe; two granddaughters, Sarah Wakefield of Charleston, and Amy Towery of Monroe.
Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association 222 S. Church St. Suite 303 Charlotte, NC 28202. Online condolences may be made at


Jeanne Wykel
Mrs. Jeanne B. Zimmerman Wykel, age 88, of Monroe, N.C., passed away Thursday, December 20, 2012, at Kindred Transitional Care in Monroe, N.C.
A service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Jeanne Zimmerman Wykel will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 23, 2012, at the Davis Funeral Home Chapel, 1003 East Franklin St. Monroe, NC 28112. Burial will be private.
Mrs. Wykel was born on January 14, 1924, in Union County, N.C., a daughter of the late Rich B. Braswell and Beulah Griffin Braswell. She was preceded in death by three brothers, James Reese Braswell, Clifford Braswell and Yates Braswell; and a sister, Elizabeth Eskridge.
She was married to the late Franklin Henry Zimmerman and also the late James Edward Wykel.
Mrs. Wykel spent her life serving others. She was a graduate of Presbyterian Nursing School in 1944 as a registered nurse. Her life was filled with helping others as she worked at Presbyterian Hospital, Carolinas Medical Center-Union and Methodist Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla. She worked with Dr. Eugene Hamer for 20 years. After she retired from nursing, she spent many days helping others through her church, Mill Creek Baptist, where she was a member for over 60 years. She accompanied  many of her friends and family to doctors visits and hospital stays. Her bed side manner was one that you did not forget. She was kind hearted and generous with her time and thoughts.
Many hours were spent with nature as she loved flowers and working with her flower beds. She enjoyed the fruits of her labor and spent time with her Lord as she worked in her flowers.
She enjoyed being with her family, and friends as much as she could and cherished those moments.
Survivors include her son, Frank "Butch" Zimmerman and wife, Melba Zimmerman, of Marshville; a daughter, Leslie Zimmerman Helms and husband, Reid Helms, of Marshville.
There are four grandchildren, Angela Whitley (Jeff), Rusty Kiker (Alicia), Page Z. Montano, and Cameron Helms (Bridget); and 11 great grandchildren, Hillary Hadden, Matthew Hadden, Tyler Hadden, Kaila Jade Kiker, Morgan Montano, Guy Whitley, Tyler Crook, Chase Helms, Gabriella Whitley, Gillian Whitley, and Marcos Montano.
The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, December 23, 2012, at Davis Funeral Home, 1003 East Franklin Street, prior to the funeral ceremony.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Union County, 700 West Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, NC 28110 or to Mill Creek Baptist Church, 5417 Morgan Mill Road, Monroe, NC 28110.
The family would like to thank Kindred Transitional Health Care for all the love, care and dedication given to Mrs. Wykel for the last seven years.
Davis Funeral Home of Monroe is serving the family of Mrs. Wykel. An on-line guest register book is available at