Deaths for Jan. 3, 2013
Beulah Ashcraft Moser, 83, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on January 1, 2013 from Union Park Assisted Living, where she was a resident for the past four years.
Mrs. Moser was born December 28, 1929 in Union County, daughter of the late May and Emma Griffin Ashcraft. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Austin Andrew Moser, who died in 1977; her siblings, John Albert Ashcraft and Mary Ashcraft Thomas.
Visitation will be Thursday, January 3, 2013 from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe. Services to celebrate the life of Mrs. Beulah will be 2 p.m. Friday, January 4, 2013 at Sandy Ridge Baptist Church, with her pastor, the Rev. Eddie Powers, officiating. Interment will follow beside her husband in the church cemetery.
Survivors include her daughter, Rachel Ferrell and husband, George, of Monroe; granddaughter, Monica Coan and husband, Dax, of Monroe; great-grandsons, Justin Coan and Christian Coan, both of Monroe; her twin sister, Mrs. Eula Rorie of Monroe; and her sister-in-law, Mrs. Joyce Ashcraft of Marshville, N.C.
Memorials may be made to Sandy Ridge Baptist Church, 1106 Sandy Ridge Rd. W., Monroe N.C. 28112. Online condolences may be offered at www.mcewenmonroechapel.com. McEwen Funeral and Cremation service of Monroe is serving the family of Mrs. Moser.
Charles Smith Jr.
Charles Samuel Smith, Jr. also known as C. S. Smith Jr., peacefully went to be with Pearl, his loving wife, from his home at Aldersgate on the evening of December 26, 2012. He was 93 years old.
He will forever be remembered for his sweet spirit and passion for helping others. He will be long remembered at Aldersgate as the caning expert and a man who could fix almost anything. He was native of Charlotte and completed 9th grade at Tech High School. He then went to work to help support his parent, brothers and sisters. His first jobs were at Barnhart Manufacturing on Hawthorne Lane and Precision Gear on North Tryon Street. Through hard work and a passion for learning, he advanced to plant manager at Perfecting Service on Atando Avenue.
He married Pearl Cornell on Dec 11 1942. Dad was convinced that Mom completed him. Pearl went home before Charlie on July 31, 1999. After retiring, he enjoyed traveling with Pearl and numerous lifelong friends. He was an avid storyteller and had many life experiences to share. He and Pearl were active supporting the community, family and their church. They were members of the original Belmont Park United Methodist which became University City United Methodist Church. They served their church in many ways with their prayers, presence and gifts, including going on building teams to Mexico and Jamaica.
God blessed Charlie with a loving wife, Pearl Louise Connell. Together they had two sons, Charles and Mark. He is survived by Charles and Denise Smith of Charlotte, Mark Smith of Charlotte; grandchildren, Charley and Clay Smith of Charlotte and Dawn and Will Summers of Georgia and 11 great-grandchildren.
The family appreciates all the acts of kindness during his later years. Charlie had an unshakeable assurance of sharing eternity with God, Jesus, and his sweetheart Pearl. A service to celebrate the life of Charles Samuel Smith, Jr. will be held at 12:30 p.m.. Saturday January 5, 2013 at University City United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Dr. Ron Smith. The family will receive one hour prior to the service. A private entombment will follow at Sharon Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Since flowers are not allowed in the Mausoleum, memorials should be made to the “Journey to Freedom” at University City United Methodist Church, 3835 West W. T. Harris Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28269. Arrangements are by McEwen Funeral, Charlotte NC 28212.
Floyd "Butch" Thomas III
Floyd Leon (Butch) Thomas, III or better known as Wolfman, lost his fight with Muscular Dystrophy and Prostate Cancer on January 1, 2013. Services to celebrate his life will be held 1:00 pm Saturday January 5, 2013 at Heritage Funeral Home – Indian Trail Chapel. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to service.
He was born January 18, 1941, the year of the snake in Concord, N.C. When WW II began the family moved to N.J. where his father helped build ships for the Navy, after the war they moved to Charlotte. He attended Wesley Heights elementary , Berryhill, Wilson Junior High and was in the class of ’59 at West Mecklenburg. In ’58 and ’59 he was an usher at the Carolina Theater and drove an ambulance in Charlotte and Jacksonville, FL. After returning to Charlotte, he worked at Doggett Lumber Co., Thermoplastics Corp., Jet Line Products and Winn Dixie where he was a maintenance mechanic.
He enjoyed dancing at Morris Field, Fireman’s Hall and the old pavilion at Windy Hill beach. He shot pool at The Rex on S. Tryon St. and Davis Pool Room in Glenwood. He loved to hunt,
fish and play poker with friends, go to beach rallies and ride his Harley, when he was still able. He liked practical jokes and to laugh.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by an infant sister, Donna Marie Thomas. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Dixie Wilson Thomas, sister, Kathi Hyghbarger, nieces, Heidi Simpson and Courtney Rounds.
In lieu of flowers Butch would ask you to raise a glass of wine, Jack Daniels, Wild Turkey or a beverage of your choice and think of all the good times.