North Mecklenburg obituaries – Week of March 28

Alice Gloria Hutchinson 

HUNTERSVILLE – Alice Gloria Hutchinson Stephens, 89, of Huntersville died March 27, 2022.

She was born Oct. 29, 1932, in Cheraw, S.C., to the late James and Ella Hutchinson.

She retired from BellSouth and AT&T.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, James Edwin Stephens; son, James Edwin Stephens Jr.; and three infant daughters.

She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Johnson and husband, Richard, Melinda Sharpe and husband, Ricky, and Angela Stephens; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 1, at Mt. Zion Community Cemetery in Cornelius.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Animal Shelter of Cornelius P.O. Box 399 Cornelius, NC 28031.



Janet Hargrove

CORNELIUS – Janet Taylor Hargrove, 64, of Cornelius died March 22, 2022.

She was born Sept. 4, 1957, in Charlotte to the late Clifton Linwood and Mary Ann Taylor.

She was employed by The Charlotte Observer in human resources.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Mark Taylor.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Edward “Bud” Hargrove; sister, Sandra Taylor Bagwell, and husband, Joe; sister-in-law, Lori Taylor; and many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Services were held March 30 at Davidson College Presbyterian Church.

Memorials may be made to Meadowlake Presbyterian Church in Huntersville (memo: Saturday Sharing Homeless Ministry), S. Mitchell Mack Hospice House in Mooresville, or Cornelius Animal Shelter.


Rosa Mae Patterson-Sherrill

MOORESVILLE – Rosa Mae Patterson-Sherrill, 94, of Mooresville died March 19, 2022.

She was born Dec. 28, 1927, in Mecklenburg County to the late Hattie Dubose and Robert Beatty.

She was employed at Davidson-Cornelius Daycare until her retirement.

She was predeceased by her husband, James “Ted” Sherrill, sons: Larry, Steven, and John Patterson; four sisters, Lillie Bell Connor, Ethel Barringer, Jacqueline Barringer and Laura Rivens; six brothers, Robert Beatty, Grover Beatty, Curtis Beatty, John Beatty, Arlington Beatty and Earnest Beatty; three grandsons and one great-grandson.

She is survived by her siblings, Katie Davis, Betty Jean Cornelius and husband, Shack; Pastor Terry Beatty and wife, Betty; 12 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, 13 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, friends and godchildren.

Services were held March 27 at New Covenant Bibleway Church.



Pi Yang

CHARLOTTE – Pi Yang, 37, of Charlotte died March 20, 2022.

She was born May 27, 1984, in Fresno, Calif., to Kee Yang and Zua Xiong.

She was a licensed marriage and family therapist and a licensed clinical addiction specialist associate in Huntersville.

In addition to her parents, survivors include her husband, Blake Guion; brothers, Gary and Harry Yang; sisters, Cho, Yi, Yeng and Korkalia Yang.

Services were held March 26 at Northlake Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice and gifts may be sent to 11032 Tradition View Dr., Charlotte, NC 28269.



James Conway Jolly

DAVIDSON – James “Conway” Jolly, 80, of Davidson died March 9, 2022.

He was born November 10, 1941, in Shelby to the late Clyde Marvin and Virginia Gault Jolly.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Stephen Jolly.

He worked in human resources for several major companies including Mead Paper, RCA, Rockwell International, General Instrument and Mercury Marine.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Jolly; brother, Richard Jolly and wife, Janet; sister-in-law, Cheryl Jolly; and many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Services were held March 27 at Lake Norman High School and West United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to West United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 5077, Mooresville, NC 28117, Parkinson’s Association of the Carolinas, 601 W. Fifth St., Suite 140, Charlotte, NC 28202, or to The Stephen A. and Cheryl C. Jolly Family Scholarship at


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