Deaths for Jan. 5, 2013

Jan. 04, 2013 @ 05:00 PM

Mikael "Mike" Helms
Mikael “Mike” Dwight Helms, 54, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2013.  He was born November 10, 1958 in Mecklenburg County, N.C., son of the late Dwight Carl and Laura Fowler Helms.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lynne Helms.
A memorial service will be Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 4 p.m. in Gordon Funeral Chapel, 1904 Lancaster Avenue, Monroe, NC  28112.  Burial will be at a later date.  The family will receive visitors from 2:30 p.m. to  3:45 p.m. prior to the service.
Mr. Helms is survived by his sister, Kimala Helms and husband, Wayne Winchester, of Mineral Springs; step-daughters, Donna Walters and Lisa Morton husband, Patrick, all of Monroe; step-grandchildren, Bailey and Brandon Morton; nephew, Zackary Winchester of Mineral Springs; and niece, Jennifer W. Little and husband Adam of Southport, N.C.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Union County, 700 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, NC  28110 or Oak Grove Baptist Church, 4013 New Town Road, Waxhaw, NC  28173.
Online condolences may be made at
Gordon Funeral Service and Crematory is caring for the Helms family.


Edgar McManus
Edgar McManus, 84, of Monroe died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 at Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 at Oak Hill Baptist Church in Pageland, S.C. Public viewing will be from noon until 7 p.m. Saturday in the Benny Blakely Jr. Memorial Chapel at Richmond Funeral Home.

Douglas Singletary
Douglas Singletary Jr., 69, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, in Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte.
Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Leavitt Funeral Home with visitation beginning at 3 p.m. Interment will follow in Anson Memorial Park Cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by Leavitt Funeral Home.