Deaths for Jan. 19, 2013
Ruby Cunningham, 89, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Autumn Care of Marshville.
Funeral services wil be 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, at Langford Chapel CME Church , 113 S. Johnston St, Monroe. Viewing will be Monday noon to 1 p.m. at church. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., Jan. 20, at Nelson Funeral Service, 1021 E. Washington St., Rockingham, N.C.
Ernest Hanson Massey Jr.
Mr. Ernest Han Massey Jr., 68, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at Hospice of Union County.
Han was born July 31, 1944 in Mecklenburg County, N.C., son of Mrs. Mary Edith Boyd Massey and the late Ernest Hanson Massey Sr. He was also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Karen Gantt Ledford Massey.
Han was able to have a career that he loved as a union representative for the IBEW. After retiring at the age of 55, he and Karen were able to travel and spend time with each other as well as family before her death. He also enjoyed volunteering with Loaves and Fishes of Union County, as well as the Ellen Fitzgerald Center, and above all, caring for his children and loved ones.
Survivors include one daughter, Cissi M. Henderson and husband, Gary, of Waxhaw N.C.; one son, Chris Massey and wife, Jennifer, of Randleman, N.C.; four grandchildren, Marissa Henderson, Kennedi Henderson, Kathryn Massey and Christian Massey; his mother, Mrs. Mary Edith Boyd Massey of High Point, N.C.; one sister, Paula Massey Royster and husband, Carroll, of Greensboro, N.C.
Memorial services to celebrate the life of Han will be 2 p.m. Saturday, January 19, 2012 in the McEwen Colonial Chapel, with the Rev. Paul Saleeby officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be sent to Union County Loaves and Fishes, 116 S. Church St., Monroe N.C. 28112 or to Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Citizen Center, 327 S. Hayne St., Monroe N.C., 28112. Online condolences may be offered at www.mcewenmonroechapel.com. McEwen Funeral and Cremation Service of Monroe, 204 South Main Street, Monroe, NC 28112 is serving the family of Mr. Han Massey.
Evelyn Dare Starnes Twitty, 104, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 at Lake Park Nursing Center.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, January 21, 2013 at Oakland Baptist Church. The family will visit with friends and relatives beginning at 1 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow in Bethlehem United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by Gordon Funeral Service and Crematory.