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Johnny Lee Burnette

Johnny Lee Burnette, 79, of Oakboro passed away on Friday, March 5, 2021 at his home. A memorial service will be held at 2PM on Saturday, March 13, 2021 in the Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care Chapel in Locust, NC officiated by Pastor Mary...

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Richard A. Hatley

Richard A. Hatley 76, passed away peacefully at Atrium Health Charlotte on March 1, 2021. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, March 8, 2021 at Running Creek Primitive Baptist Church.

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Hilda Hatley Crayton

Hilda Hatley Crayton, 85, of Locust walked on with grace, dignity, and adoration from this earthly world on March 1, 2021, in her home, with her daughter and grandson by her side. Hilda was born on July 22, 1935, in Stanly County (Ridgecrest)...

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Gale Lowder Pickler

Libby Gale Lowder Pickler, 78, of Mint Hill passed away on Thursday March 4, 2021. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday March 9, 2021 at Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Delane Burris officiating. Mrs. Pickler was...

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Melvin Eugene Lambert

Melvin Eugene Lambert, 81, of Mt. Gilead passed away February 27, 2021 in his home.  His graveside service will be 2pm on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at Stanly Gardens of Memory with Rev. Frank Thompson officiating.  The family will...

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Joseph John Ondishko, Jr.

Joseph John Ondishko, Jr., 93, of Albemarle, NC, passed away on Friday, February 26, 2021 in his home. His funeral graveside service will be 2pm Thursday, March 4, 2021 at Stanly Gardens of Memory with Rev. Alan Didio officiating with full...

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Walter Thomas Blackwelder

Walter Thomas Blackwelder, 84, of Monroe, NC, passed away Friday February 26, 2021 at Atrium Health-Union, Monroe, NC. There will be no service or visitation at this time. Walter was born July 25, 1936 in Cabarrus County, NC, son of the late Andy...

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Mr. Wayne Casella

Mr. Wayne Casella, 79, of Badin, NC and Quakertown, PA passed away on February 19, 2021 at LTAC Hospital, Greensboro, NC. Mr. Casella was born in Cape May Courthouse, NJ, but lived much of his life in the Philadelphia area. He attended St. Thomas...

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Sylvia Armstrong

Sylvia Armstrong “Gah-Gah” entered Heaven on February 23, 2021. She is preceded in death by her parents, Dewey E. Dixon and Mary Bish Dixon of New London. She was born August 5, 1946, in Logally, West Virginia. She is survived by a brother...

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Oden “Butch” S. Burris

Oden “Butch” S. Burris, age 75, died at home February 22, 2021.  He was the only child of Laton and Mary S. Burris of Stanly County. Oden attended New London School and was a graduate of the first class at North Stanly High School in...

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Ralph (Lee) Leroy Weaver

On Sunday, February 21st 2021, Ralph (Lee) Leroy Weaver passed suddenly in his home at the age of 76. Lee was born on August 13th, 1944 in Marion, Virgina to Ralph Isaac Weaver and Anna Lillian (Smith) Staats. He made his carreer as a painter at...

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Chad Stephan Hunt

Chad Stephan Hunt 44, of Gold Hill N.C. passed away on February 19, 2021 after a 20 year battle with brain cancer. Chad was born on June 9, 1976 in Scotland County to Ruth Autry and Richard Locklear. He is survived by his son Lucas Hunt; mother...

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Bryce Davis Holbrook

Bryce Davis Holbrook, 88, of Stanfield passed away in his home on Thursday, February 11, 2021.  Born June 4, 1932, in Traphill NC, he was the son of the late Romey Holbrook & Onie Richardson Holbrook.  He was preceded in death by his wife Kay...

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Kyle Wayne Hill, Jr.

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Kyle Wayne Hill, Jr, 49, of Albemarle, NC. He passed away Monday February 15, 2021 at Atrium Health Cabarrus, Concord, NC. There will be a private celebration of life for immediate family...

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Mildred Wheless Gibson

Mildred Wheless Gibson, 86, of Albemarle, NC passed away Monday February 15, 2021 at Trinity Place. Her funeral service will be 2pm Wednesday February 17, 2021 in the New London United Methodist Church with Rev.James Pyatt and Rev. Leslee Wray...

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Friday, February 12, 2021, Gerald Lane Winfree (72) of Richfield passed peacefully into his eternal home surrounded by his loving family. Born May 10, 1948, Gerald was the 5th of 6 children born to Robert and Alta Rae Winfree. After graduating...

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Lois Cauble Huneycutt

Lois Cauble Huneycutt, 86, of Jamestown, NC, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2021 at Adams Farm and Living Rehab, Jamestown, NC. Her graveside service will be private at Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. David Talbert...

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Warren Lee Simmons

On Sunday, February 7, 2021, Warren Lee Simmons, loving husband and father of three children, passed away at the age of 74. Lee was born on January 10, 1947 in Albemarle, NC to Victor Herbert Simmons and Jessie Beatrice (Watson) Simmons. On May...

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Ryan James Wilhelm

Ryan James Wilhelm, 44, of Albemarle passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. His funeral service will be 2 PM on Friday, February 12, 2021 in the Stanly Funeral Home Chapel in Albemarle with Rev. Rick...

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Lane Eugene Vanhoy

Lane Eugene Vanhoy, 86, of Richfield passed peacefully from this world into his eternal home surrounded by his loving family Monday, February 8th, 2021 at his home.  His body will lie in state on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Stanly Funeral...

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Edwin Harding Ellis, III

Edwin Harding Ellis, III, 70, of Oakboro passed away on Monday, February 8, 2021 at his home. A funeral service will be held at 2pm on Friday, February 12, 2021 in the Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care Chapel in Locust officiated by Rev. Keith...

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Thomas “Tom”Mark Bales

Thomas Tom Mark Bales, 52, of Albemarle, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021, at Atrium Health Cabarrus. Due to Covid-19, a private memorial service to celebrate Tom will be held at a later date.Tom was born July 22, 1968, in Davenport, IA to...

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Betty Turner Kiser

Betty T. Kiser, of Stanfield passed away peacefully at home on February 5. She was 84. Betty is predeceased by her parents Amon Leroy and Ella Mae Turner, also a daughter Wendy Lynn Harvell. She is survived by her loving husband Jimmie. She is...

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John Peter Homer

John Peter Homer, 82, of Albemarle, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2021 at Tucker Hospice House in Kannapolis, NC. A private burial will be held at a later date. Mr. Homer was born May 5, 1938 in Birmingham, England to the late Harry Homer...

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Stanly overwhelmingly met or exceeded our family’s expectations. Family and friends both expressed how thoughtful, caring and professional they were. We’re glad you’re in Locust!


We never felt hurried or rushed in any way even though they had other funerals that day.  Everyone at Stanly Funeral Home made us feel like we were family and did everything they could for us in this most trying time in our lives.


Everyone went out of their way to make sure that every detail was good with me.  Their kindness, patience and love they show is superior.  Stephen Aldridge and his ENTIRE staff are the best.


The whole staff was wonderful but Stephen Aldridge was excellent, even sending us a note one month later.