Deaths for Jan. 27, 2013

Jan. 26, 2013 @ 04:55 PM

Ruth Bratton
Ruth Asleen Polk Bratton, 94, of Charlotte, formerly of Pawley’s Island, S. C., died Friday, January 25, 2013 at the Carriage Club in Charlotte.
 A graveside service will be at 4 p.m., Sunday, January 27, 2013 at Sharon Memorial Park, 5400 Monroe Road in Charlotte.
 Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is handling arrangements.

Patricia Cook
Mrs. Patricia (Pat) Tarlton Cook, age 72, of Marshville, North Carolina, passed away Friday, January 25, 2013, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Monroe, North Carolina.
 A Graveside Service  to Celebrate the Life of Patricia T. Cook will be conduced at 2:00 PM Monday, January 28, 2013, at Sharon Memorial Park Cemetery in Charlotte, officiated by Reverend Leon Whitley.
 Mrs. Cook was born on June 22, 1940, in Mecklenburg County, a daughter of the late Henry Bascom Tarlton and Kate Snipes Tarlton. She was preceded in death by two sons, Wendell Scott Cook and Billy Mark Cook; and a sister, Judy Tarlton.
 Pat was a retired nurse with Union Regional Medical Center.
 Survivors include two sons, Dwayne Cook and wife Pam of Marshville, North Carolina and Jeff Cook and wife Sandra of Indian Trail, North Carolina; a daughter, Teresa Cook of Shallotte, North Carolina; a step-daughter, Kim Hatto; a brother, Billy Tarlton of Grifton, North Carolina.
There are four grandchildren, Jennifer Trull and husband Justin, Jessica Cook, Amanda Cook and Lindsey Cook; and a great grandchild, Skylar Trull.
 The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM Sunday Night, January 27, 2013, at Davis Funeral Home in Monroe, 1003 East Franklin Street.
 Davis Funeral Home of Monroe is serving the family of Mrs. Cook. An on-line guest register book is available at

Margaret "Betsy" Hatton

Margaret  “Betsy” Hatton, 75, of Indian Trail passed away Friday,
January 25, 2013.
Funeral services will be held 7:00 pm Monday January 28, 2013 at
Heritage Funeral Home Indian Trail Chapel.
Margaret was born May 5, 1937 in Washington, DC to the late Arthur and
Dorothy Fleig. She enjoyed spending time with her family and her two
beloved cats, Rusty and Sissy, working in her garden, doing puzzles,
and playing cards with friends
In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her husband Robert
Carl  Hatton. Survivors include her children, Sandra McDonald and
husband Bob, Marie Saar and husband , Eddie,  Bonnie Hatton and Tom,
Robert Carl Hatton , Jr., and wife Thea. She is also survived by nine
grandchildren  children , 10 great granchildren and seven siblings.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Monday evening.
Memorial contributions may be made in Betsy’s honor to Sun Valley
Animal Hospital.
On-line condolences may be left to The Hatton
family is in the care of Heritage Funeral Home, Indian Trail Chapel.

Doris Outen
Doris Smith Outen, 74, of Matthews went home to be with Jesus on
Thursday, January 24, 2013.
Celebration of life services will be held 2:00 pm Monday January 28,
2013 at Pleasant Plains Baptist Church. Burial will follow the service
at Sharon Memorial Park.
Doris was born August 19, 1938 in Albemarle, NC to G.W. “Bud” and Mary
Russell Smith. She was a graduate of Albemarle High and Kings College.
She was the owner and operator of Matthews Pottery
In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her husband of 46
years Kenneth Outen.
Doris is survived by a daughter, Sheri O. Holmes and husband Wesley,
four sons, Michael, David, Darren, Bryan, ten grandchildren, six great
grandchildren, a sister , Vivian Lowder of Tampa, Fl and a brother
Nelson Smith of Spartanburg, SC
The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Outen’s honor to Pleasant
Plains Baptist Church Building Fund 3316 Pleasant Plains Road,
Matthews, NC 28105
On-line condolences may be left to The Outen
family is in the care of Heritage Funeral Home, Indian Trail Chapel.

Samir Storey
Mr. Samir Storey, 39, died Tuesday, January 22, 2013.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday at Good Shepherd Funeral Home, 6525 Old Monroe Rd., Indian Trail. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 5:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral ome.
By God’s grace, he was born Samir Olar Storey, aka “Smitty”, on May 1, 1973, at St. John’s Hospital in Brooklyn, New York, the only child of Carolyn and Alfrus Cooke. He is survived by his wife, all of his children, aunt and uncles, cousins and a host of friends, near and far.
Samir was a loving son, husband, father and friend and was unconditionally loved by his family.  He will be best remembered for his comical personality, and wonderful smile. He was a son that never broke his parent’s hearts. He was always respectful and loving and they will truly miss him.
 Samir grew up in Brooklyn, NY and attended public school there. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America, where he earned many awards of achievement.  At the age of 11, he and his Mom relocated to Long Beach, CA, to be closer to his dad, who was an Officer in the U. S. Navy. Samir moved back to Brooklyn at age 15, where he attended Prospect Heights High School and finished his later years with the Job Corps, in Oneonta, NY, receiving his High School Diploma as well as a Certification in Automotive and Construction.
 Growing up, Samir just loved to have fun. His best friends were Uncle Pop and cousin, Jermel. He worked at various jobs, doing construction and clerical work. He, and his wife, owned a barber shop and hair salon called NY2NC Cutz. His last place of employment was Tradesman International.
Samir met his wife, Jessica 13 years ago in NYC, through family members. He proposed to her on her birthday in March 2002 and they were married one year later in May of 2003. Residing in Franklin Park, NJ, they relocated to Indian Trial, NC in 2005 and have resided there since.
 Samir was taken too soon.  He was loved by so many and was a loving man. He was kind, generous and caring. He was built with so much strength, dignity and pride and was a man with morals. His family was the most important thing to him. Samir filled many lives with laughter, love and fun times. He brought warmth to many hearts. To leave the flesh is to be present with the lord. Today, we celebrate his life legacy as we keep him in our hearts, our minds and memories. He will be missed. Until we meet again in heaven.
“That’s a rap”
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Hymie Williams
Hymie Jacob Williams, 88, of Unionville went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday January 23, 2013.
Hymie was born in Canton, Ohio on April 30, 1924, son of the late Celia and Louis Williams.  He attended Moody Bible Institute where he met his beloved wife, Martha Seabolt.  He was an accomplished musician and traveled with the USO during World War II on road shows with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope.  Hymie played with some of our countries finest musicians, including Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra and Duke Ellington. Hymie and his precious Martha began their lives together as missionaries in Winnipeg, Canada. He loved his children and grandchildren very much, and enjoyed telling his many life stories to them. He lived his life to the fullest, loving God, his family and music.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. in Gordon Funeral Chapel.  Burial will follow in the Waxhaw City Cemetery.
Hymie was preceded in death by his precious wife of 56 years, Martha Seabolt Williams; sister, Eshter Williams Levy and brother, Alex Williams.  
He is survived by his children, Jacob and Pam Williams of Indian Trail, David and Candace Williams of Wingate, Michael and Meg Williams of Waxhaw, Benjamin and Angela Williams of Weddington, Judy Goldberg of Canoga Park, Calif., Joanie and John Stevens of Unionville, LouAnne and Greg Crowder of Hillsville,Va. and Patricia and Bill Seibert of Waxhaw; sister, Karen Jones of Pikesville, Ky.; niece, Carol Levy of Las Vegas, Nev.; 25 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Unionville Lions Club, 1533 Pressley Dr., Monroe, NC 28110.
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