Deaths for Jan. 24, 2013

Jan. 23, 2013 @ 05:25 PM

Marion Boulware
Mrs. Marion Harrill Boulware, 73 of Monroe, died January 22, 2013 at Carolinas Medical Center -Union in Monroe.  She was born January 22, 1940 in Tampa, Florida.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Marion will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the graveside of Marshville City Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the Morgan & Son Funeral Home.
Mrs. Boulware is survived by her husband, Wayne, of the home; sons, Steve Harrill of Virginia Beach, Va. and Charles Harrill of Palm Springs, Calif.; daughters, Mindy Robson and husband, Bill, of Charlotte, Cindy Baucom and husband, Max, of Wingate; grandchildren, Miah Strader of Clover, S.C. and Adam Purser of Charlotte; great-grandchildren, Kaleb Strader, Madelyn Strader and Kendall Strader; great-great-grandchildren, Kayra and Lucas Purser; brother, Pete Kushmere of Florida; sisters, Karen McFalls and Vicki McClendon both of Florida.
The Morgan & Son Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Boulware.


Max Massey
Max Livingston Massey, 65, of Monroe died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 at Stanly Regional Hospital in Albemarle. 
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Monroe.

James Plattenberger
James "Toby" C. Plattenberger, 81, of Monroe died Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Presbyterian Main in Charlotte.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Davis Funeral Service, Inc.

Ruby Pressley
Ruby Jewel Pressley, 81, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2013.  She was born in Union County on March 11, 1931, daughter of the late Onis and Dora Ann Williams Guion.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Craven Eugene Pressley. Ruby was a loving wife, mother and sister, and will be missed.
Mrs. Pressley is survived by her daughter, Barbara Richardson, of Charlotte; brothers, Harold Guion of Ft. Mill, S.C., Vance Guion, Benny Neal Guion and Cecil Guion, all of Monroe, Brice Guion of Concord and Larry Guion of Charlotte; sisters, Arliene Brown of Charlotte, Betty Jo Helms of Mount Holly and Shirley Kay Guion.
A graveside service will be held Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 3 p.m. in Secrest Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, 4505 Weddington Road, Monroe NC 28112.  
Gordon Funeral Service and Crematory is caring for the Pressley family.
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Mary Staton
Mary Frances Gillespie Staton, 75, of Marshville died Monday, January 21, 2013. 
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Piney Grove East Missionary Baptist Church in Marshville. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Public viewing will be from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Friday, January 25, 2013 at  Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Monroe.