Deaths for Dec. 25, 2012.

Dec. 24, 2012 @ 02:55 PM

Herman Crook
Herman “Clyde” Crook, better known as “Pop”, 80, of Thomasville, entered Heaven’s gates the morning of December 23, 2012.
Clyde was born November 23, 1932, in Union County to Charlie and Susie Spittle Crook. He attended Indian Trail High School and graduated from Wingate College. He served our country in the US Army from 1952 - 1954, and then was in the insurance business, working with Southland and Durham Life until his retirement. During his career, Clyde obtained L.U.T.C., C.L.U., and L.U.T.C.F. designations in the insurance field. He served terms as president of Monroe Life Underwriters, Fayetteville Life Underwriters, and High Point Underwriters. He proudly served his church community as chairman of the deacons and was a Sunday school teacher at First Baptist Church of Thomasville as long as his health allowed. He was also in the Indian Trail Lion’s Club and was a member of the Thomasville Civitans.
Clyde was an avid sports fan, loving Duke basketball and NASCAR racing, especially drivers Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Tony Stewart. Prior to his stroke in 2001, he always was seen around town offering a helping hand and serving in any way he could. Despite declining health, he never lost his unique sense of humor. His joyful outlook gave sustaining strength to all who knew him. He was a beloved father and doting grandfather. Pop adored his four grandchildren, who were the light of his life.
Clyde was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Clara Vickery and Linda Riggins; and by his beloved son, Mitchell Troy Crook.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Carolyn Holshouser of the home; two children Deborah C. Cranfill of Winston-Salem and her husband, Bob; and Darrell Crook of Pleasant Garden and his wife Marie; four precious grandchildren, Kelly Routh, Jake Routh, Alley Crook and Tyler Crook; two sisters, Jessie West of Monroe and Sadie Broome of Matthews.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:00 to 2:00 Thursday December 27, 2012 at Thomasville Funeral Home. A celebration of Clyde’s life will be held Thursday, December 27, 2012, at 2:00 at Thomasville Funeral Home. Internment will immediately follow at Holly Hill Memorial Park, at other times at the home of Carolyn and Clydes.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution can be made to Victory Junction, 4500 Adams Way, Randleman, NC 27317, the American Stroke Association, P.O. Box 5216 Glen Allen, VA 23058, or to the charity of one’s choice.
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Robert George
Robert (Bob) George, age 84, of Indian Trail passed away Saturday, December 22, 2012. He was born October 30, 1929 in Easton, Pa. to the late Ike and Mary George. He was a retired superintendent with Foard Construction of Charlotte. After moving to Indian Trail as a young man, he met Louise (Lucy) Porter. They were married April 2, 1947. She preceded him in death April 6, 1996. Bob was a skilled carpenter and craftsman. He enjoyed building guitars and rocking chairs for his great-grandchildren. He was a gifted man who shared his talents with so many. We were blessed as a family.
He is survived by one son, Eddie George; three daughters, Tammy George, Cathy Helms, and Phyllis Wilds; two sisters, Elsie Cope and Gloria Lutz; one brother, Ike George, Jr.; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and special friend, Elvira Braswell. The family would like to say thank you to everyone at “Kent’s Place,” your friendships were so dear to him. The music carried him until the end.
Graveside services will be held Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Sharon Memorial Park at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Ken Parsons officiating. Visitation will be held at Heritage Funeral Home Indian Trail Chapel on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Heritage Funeral Home is assisting the family at this time. Online condolences cam be expressed at


Esther Nixon
Esther Mae Ellerbe Nixon, 90, of Waxhaw died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Marvin AME Zion Church in Waxhaw. Burial will follow in the Ebenezer AME Zion Church cemetery in Waxhaw. Public viewing will be held 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Monroe.

Mary Weaver
Mary L. Weaver, 74, of Waxhaw died Monday, Dec. 23, 2012 at Presbyterian Hospital - Matthews.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Davis Funeral Service, Inc.