Charles John Gervase

CORNELIUS – Charles John “Charlie” Gervase, 82, died Jan. 14, 2019.

He was born May 28, 1936, in Buffalo, N.Y., to Joseph F. and Sarah (DiBella) Gervase.

He served in the U.S. Army Reserves and worked as a home builder and general contractor as well as in real estate.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Frank, and sister, Josephine Sacco.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley (Santasiero) Gervase; sons, Charles R. and wife, Barbara, Gregory S. and wife, Darcy; daughter, Jacqueline Murray; brother, Joseph F. Jr. and wife, Rosalind; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

Services were held Jan. 20 at the Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to The American Heart Association,

Condolences: Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home,

Charles Locke Scripps

DAVIDSON – Charles Locke Scripps, 72, died Jan. 13, 2019.

He was born Aug. 31, 1946, in Peoria, Ill.

He worked for Procter and Gamble and Findley Adhesives.

Survivors include his wife Myrle “Meg” Grier Scripps; son, Charles “Chad” Ashton; brothers, Ric and Tom; sister, Sally; daughter-in-law, Mieke; and two grandsons.

Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at River Run Country Club.

Memorials may be made to the North Carolina Chapter of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 401 Harrison Oaks Blvd., Suite 200, Cary, NC  27513, or

Condolences: Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home,

Frances Henrietta Stockham

FRIENDSHIP, Ohio – Frances Henrietta Stockham, 99, died Jan. 13, 2019, at Levine & Dickson Hospice at Aldersgate in Charlotte.

She was born Sept. 15, 1919, in Asheville to the late Otis and Maggie Lee.

She was a postmaster with the U.S. Postal Service.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Stockham Jr.

Survivors include her son, David Stockham; daughter, Betty Brown and husband, James, of Cornelius; three grandchildren; great granddaughter Elizabeth Stalford of Asheville; great grandson James Stalford of Asheville; and three great-grandchildren.

Services were held Jan. 18 in Asheville.

Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Charlotte.

Condolences: Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home,

J.D. Gibbs

DAVIDSON – J.D. Gibbs, 49, died Jan. 11, 2019.

He was born Feb. 21, 1969, to Joe and Pat Gibbs.

He was an executive for Joe Gibbs Racing.

Survivors include his parents; wife, Melissa Miller Gibbs; sons, Jackson, Miller, Jason and Taylor; and brother, Coy Gibbs.

Services were held Jan. 25 at the Davidson College Belk Arena.

Condolences: James Funeral Home,

Robert Lee Gates

HUNTERSVILLE – Robert Lee Gates, 83, died Jan. 9, 2019.

He was born April 9, 1935, in Canton, Ohio, to the late William A. Gates and Stella G. Wolford.  

He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from AT&T.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia L. Gates, and brother, William A. Gates.

Survivors include his son, Larry Gates; daughter, Shawn Kilby; and son-in-law, Allan Kilby.

Services were held Jan. 14 at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Catering to Cats and Dogs, P.O. Box 43567, Charlotte, NC 28215.

Condolences: Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home,

James Edward Brannon

HUNTERSVILLE – James Edward Brannon, 55, died Jan. 8, 2019.

He was born on April 25, 1963, in Mecklenburg County to Bill Brannon and the late Silvadean Brannon.

He formed and coached a minor league football team in the 1990s and worked at Raycom Sports.

Survivors include his father; wife, Lucy; daughters, Blair Brannon and Jessica Brannon of Huntersville, sister, Donna Patterson and husband, Larry.

Services were held Jan. 13 at Davidson United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, in memory of his mother,

Condolences: James Funeral Home,


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