Deaths for Jan. 25, 2013
A funeral service for Garness Funderburk, 92, of Monroe will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at Clarksville AME Zion Church.
Arrangements are being handled by Richmond Funeral Home.
Jean Rosella Braswell Hatley, 91, of Concord died Jan. 23, 2013 at Universal Healthcare in Concord.
Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Hartsell Funeral Home in Midland. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. in the Hartsell Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens in Charlotte. At other times, the family will meet at 222 Lagoda Drive in Locust.
Max Livingston Massey, 65, of Monroe died Sunday, January 20, 2013.
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at Christ Bible Deliverance Worship Center in Marshville. Burial with full military honors will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 at Salisbury National Cemetery in Salisbury. Public viewing will be held from 12 noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Monroe.
Mr. Steve H. Melton, age 92, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., formerly of Monroe, N.C., passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at Grand Strand Memorial Hospital in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Steve H. Melton will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, January 27, 2013, at Shiloh Baptist Church , 2301 Rocky River Road North, Monroe, NC 28110, officiated by the Rev. Don Whitener and the Rev. Ron Hanna. Interment will follow at Lakeland Memorial Park Cemetery, 1901 Lancaster Avenue, Monroe, NC 28112.
Mr. Melton was born on August 21, 1920 in Union County, N.C., a son of the late Isom L. Melton Sr. and Isadora Hinson Melton.
Steve was married to the late Margaret Lucille Mosley Melton, who passed in 1943, and the late Helen Brauda Melton who passed in 2003. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Crayton Melton of Monroe, Codus Melton of Monroe, Eugene Melton of Lancaster and Kenneth Melton of Lancaster.
Mr. Melton was the founder and real estate broker with the Steve Melton Real Estate Company.
Survivors include a son, Melvin B. Melton and wife, Darlene, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a daughter, Sylvia M. Simpson and her late husband, Spencer, of Garden City, S.C.; a brother, I. L. (Buck) Melton, Jr. of Charlotte; a sister, Verna Lee Catoe of Monroe. There are four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 2 p.m. Sunday, January 27, 2013, at Davis Funeral Home in Monroe, 1003 East Franklin Street, Monroe, NC 28112.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1901 Brunswick Avenue, Charlotte, North Carolina 28207 or to Hospice of Union County, 700 West Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, NC 28110.
Davis Funeral Home of Monroe is serving the family of Mr. Melton. An on-line guest register book is available at www.davisfuneralservice.com.
James "Toby" Plattenberger
Mr. James Columbus (Toby) Plattenberger, age 81, of Monroe, N.C., passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at Presbyterian Hospital - Main.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of James C. Plattenberger will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 26, 2013, at Davis Funeral Home Chapel, 1003 East Franklin St., Monroe, NC 28112, officiated by the Rev. Donald Ghant and the Rev. Jerry McCoy.
Interment will follow at Lakeland Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors.
Mr. Plattenberger was born on June 8, 1931, in Union County, N.C., a son of the late James Plattenberger and Pearl Mullis Plattenberger. He was preceded in death by four sisters, Helen Day, Marie Marze, Edna Plattenberger, and Minnie Ellen Dunegan and a brother, Perry Plattenberger.
He was retired from the U.S. Air Force.
Toby also enjoyed being outside, enjoying his garden, vegetables and talking about politics.
Survivors include his wife, Boonjeam Buarapa (BJ) Plattenberger; a step-daughter, Aemon Wright of Pageland, S.C.; a step-son, Kit Monmuang of Monroe, N.C.; three brothers, Thomas Lee Plattenburg and wife, Emma, of Waxhaw, N.C., Ralph Plattenberger of Wesley Chapel, N.C. and Archie Plattenberger and wife. Mary. of Fort Mill, S.C.; a sister, Phyllis Belk and husband, Gary, of Marshville, N.C. There are two grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Davis Funeral Home, prior to the ceremony.
Davis Funeral Home of Monroe is serving the family of Mr. Plattenberger. An on-line guest register book is available at www.davisfuneralservice.com.
Albert Lee Shaw, 52, of Indian Trail, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013 at home.
Albert was born in Rock Hill, S.C. to Ben Ivey Sr. and Flora Bell Shaw on January 3, 1961.
He attended Fort Mill High School in Fort Mill, S.C.
He worked for C K Supply for 14 years and enjoyed volunteering annually at the Operation Christmas Child Processing Center in Charlotte. He also enjoyed fishing, watching NASCAR and the Carolina Panthers.
Albert is preceded in death by his parents Ben Ivey Sr. and Flora Bell Shaw of Fort Mill; father-in-law Ronald Wesley Earley of Charlotte.
He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Linda Earley Shaw of Indian Trail; daughter, Amanda Hunter and her husband, Matthew Hunter, of Indian Trail; son, Michael Shaw and his wife, Meredith Shaw, of Radford, Va.; daughters, Rachel and Rebecca Shaw, both of Indian Trail.
Albert is also survived by his brothers, Ben Ivey Shaw Jr. and his wife, Devonda Shaw, of Fort Mill, S.C., and Richard Randall Shaw; nephew, Chase Shaw of Fort Mill, S.C.; mother-in-law, Patricia Norkett Earley of Charlotte.
At this time, Albert's memorial service has not been scheduled.
His family plans to hold a memorial service at Sunset Memory Gardens in Charlotte in the coming weeks. The date and time will be announced on Albert's online memorial page.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Albert's name may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family at memorial.yourtribute.com/Albert-Lee-Shaw.
Arrangements are in care of Heritage Funeral Home, Indian Trail.
Hymie Jacob Williams, 88, of Unionville went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday 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.
The family will visit with friends and relatives Saturday, January 26, 2013 in the evening from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Gordon Funeral Service, 1904 Lancaster Ave., Monroe, NC 28112. 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; 25 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Unionville Lions Club, 1533 Pressley Dr., Monroe, NC 28110.
Online condolences may be made at www.gordonfuneralservice.com.