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Bennett Franklin Hollar, 79

Bennett Hollar

Bennett Hollar

Bennett Franklin Hollar, 79, of Cornelius, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, with his family by his side.

Mr. Hollar was born June 3, 1932, in Hickory, son of the late William Franklin and Nellie Jarrett Hollar. In addition to his parents Mr. Hollar was preceded in death by his daughter, Cynthia Fay Hollar, nephew, Charles Lee Hollar Jr. and a brother Theodore Ray Hollar. Read the full story

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Dr. Mary Jane Gates McConnell, 84

Mary Jane McConnell

Mary Jane McConnell

Dr. Mary Jane Gates McConnell, of Davidson, passed away Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at The Pines at Davidson, where she was a resident. Dr. McConnell was born April 9, 1927, in Chicago, Illinois. She was the only child of Edna Zimmer Gates and Dr. Raymond John Gates.

Mary Jane grew up in Chicago, where she attended Calumet High School. She later received her Doctor of Optometry degree from Northern Illinois College of Optometry. While there, she met and later married Dr. Claude Hardison McConnell in 1950. Together they moved to Davidson, where they began their first practice on Main Street. Read the full story

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Margaret Losey Hall, 75

Margaret Hall

Margaret Hall

Margaret Losey Hall, of Cornelius, died Friday afternoon, Jan. 6, 2012, at CMC University hospital following a complicated illness.

Born to Cecelia and Ralph Losey on July 12, 1936, she was the youngest of three children. After completing her master’s degree at the University of Oklahoma, she joined the staff of Congressman Carl Albert and moved to Washington, D.C. She married Wayne Hall on Feb. 22, 1963, in Washington. Read the full story

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Tyler Bryn Dunn, 19

Tyler Dunn

Tyler Dunn

Tyler Bryn Dunn, 19, of Huntersville, N.C. died on Jan. 1, 2012, from a tragic accident. Born in Clinton, Md., on April 12, 1992, Tyler recently said he was getting a second chance and turned to God. He will be in our hearts forever. Read the full story

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Valaree June Morris, 54

Valaree June Morris, 54, of Cornelius, died December 22, 2011 at the Levine Dickson Hospice House. She was born on March 8, 1957 in Fairmont, WV, to John and Alma Morris. Read the full story

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Thomas Allen Gisinger, 84

Thomas Gisinger

Thomas Gisinger

Mr. Thomas Allen Gisinger, 84, of Cornelius, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at Levine Dickson Hospice House. Born Aug. 28, 1927, in Ohio, he was the son of the late John Wallace Gisinger and Anna Gish Gisinger.

Mr. Gisinger served in the US Navy, was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church and retired from a long career in sales. He cherished his family, their annual beach vacations, enjoyed spending time with friends, bowling, golfing and playing tennis. He was a true gentleman who was always available to lend a helping hand.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, Dec. 27, at 11 a.m., in the chapel of Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home in Huntersville, with the Rev. David Walker officiating. Burial will follow at Sharon Memorial Park, Charlotte. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

He leaves to cherish his beloved wife of 63 years, Patricia Ann Moser Gisinger; sons, Jeff Gisinger and wife Christy of Charlotte and Greg Gisinger of Rockford; daughter LeighAnn Lynch and husband Bob of Angier, N.C.; sister, Wanda Washburn of Charlotte; grandchildren, Rob, Chris, Aaron, Ashleigh and Logan and great grandchildren, Page, Jessica, Jesse, Elisabeth and Dakota.

The family extends to the doctors and staff of Lakeside Family Physicians and Levine Dickson Hospice House a heartfelt gratitude for their kindness and outstanding care.

Memorials may be made to Levine Dickson Hospice House, 11900 Vanstory Drive, Huntersville, NC 28078

Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home & Cremation Service Huntersville, NC is assisting the family. Friends may offer condolences to the family at www.raymerfh.com

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Helen Tomchuk, 89

Helen Tomchuk, 89, of Cornelius and Port Huron, Mich., died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, at her daughter’s home. She was born in Fisher Branch, Manitoba, Canada, on Feb. 7, 1922 to the late Adam and Katherine Malenchak. Read the full story

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Taylor Harrison Brown, 57

Taylor Harrison Brown, 57, of Denver, formerly of Charlotte, died Dec. 10, 2011, at Presbyterian Hospital. He was born in Charlotte, N.C. on April 29, 1954, to the late James and Marie Brown.
He is survived by his son, Josh Padgett, of Rock Hill, S.C.; his sister, Berry Bean and husband Jim Fryar, of Cornelius; and niece, Paige Wilson, of Cornelius. Read the full story

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Laura Pauline Donaldson, 96

Laura Donaldson

Laura Donaldson

Laura Pauline Donaldson, 96, of Cornelius, died Dec. 8, 2011, at her home. She was born on July 30, 1915 in Mecklenburg County to the late Willie Alexander Donaldson, Sr. and Cora Wilhelm Donaldson. She retired from McKesson after 40 years of service.

She is survived by her brother Billy Cook of Cornelius and Ruby, SC; nieces, Beth Blackwell, Peggy Clear, Betty Foy, Gina Cook; nephew, Billy Cook, III; sister-in-law Kathleen Donaldson, as well as many great, great-great-and great-great-great nieces and nephews. Read the full story

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