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Frances Baldwin
Frances Shears Baldwin, age 85, departed this life on Thursday, August 20, 2015, unexpectedly at her home.

She was born in Randolph County in the township of New Hope to Robert Shears and Beatrice Fry Shears. Frances was a loving wife and mother and a dedicated homemaker. Following several years of employment with Burlington Mills in Kernersville, she moved to Concord in 1968. She was a faithful member of Bethlehem Baptist Church where she sang in the choir. She was also a “day mom” to several children as well as a bus driver for Cabarrus County Schools.

Frances is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Curby Frank Baldwin, Jr.; children, Kenneth Baldwin and wife Paula of Charlotte, Keith Baldwin of Kannapolis, Rebecca Gay Baldwin of Cumming, GA and Shelia Baldwin Sherrill of Mount Pleasant; granddaughter, Sheena Sherrill Hatley and husband Gavin; great grandchildren, Gavin, Jada and Landon Hatley; and several nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by sisters, Morine Shears Russell and Betty Shears Baldwin; brothers, Norman Shears and Richard Shears; grandson, Jerry Wayne Sherrill III; and daughter-in-law, Mary Lou Baldwin.

The family received friends on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 42 Liske Avenue, Concord. The funeral service followed at 2:00 pm in the church sanctuary, officiated by Rev. Edward Pigg. Burial followed at Cabarrus Memorial Gardens, 3892 Hwy 73 West, Concord.

Memorials may be made to Bethlehem Baptist Church, 42 Liske Avenue, Concord, North Carolina 28027.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord is serving the Baldwin family.

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Robert Everhart

Mr. Robert Clyde “R.C.” Everhart, 79, of NC Hwy 801 South, died Friday, August 7, 2015, at his home.

He was born April 7, 1936, in Davidson County to the late Robert Lee and Gertie Lee Wilson Everhart.  R.C. was a member of Fork Baptist Church having joined the church in 1963, was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company after 25 years. He was also a member of Fork Volunteer Fire Department with over 40 years of service and enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling and cutting wood.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three siblings, Iris Barefoot, Theron Everhart and Norrell Everhart.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Annie Ruth Hendrix Everhart of the home; two sons, Eddie Everhart of Mocksville and  Steven Everhart of Lewisville; two granddaughters; a sister, Joyce Tysinger of Denton; several nieces and nephews and lifelong friends, Dewey and Carolyn Brock and family including a goddaughter.

A funeral service was conducted on Wednesday, August 12, at Fork Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Garrett officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends. on Tuesday, August 11, at Eaton Funeral Home.

Memorials may be considered for Hospice and Palliative CareCenter, 377 Hospital Street, Suite 103, Mocksville, NC 27028; or Fork Volunteer Fire Department, 3181 US Hwy 64 East, Advance, NC 27006; or Fork Baptist Church, 3140 US Hwy 64 East, Mocksville, NC 27028.

Online condolences may be made at

“Dwight” Rogers
Loyd “Dwight” Rogers, 82, a resident of Mountain Vista Health Park in Denton passed away on August 17, 2015.

He was retired from Lexington Furniture. After retirement he enjoyed doing saw-mill work and bee keeping. He was preceded in death by parents, Edward and Carrie Dunning Rogers; sons, Luther Rogers and Edward Rogers; daughters, Helen Wylie and Sue Tarter; brother, Larry Rogers, and sisters, Helen Rogers and Doris Rogers.

Surviving is his wife, Etta Marie Rogers; daughter, Margaret Rogers, sisters, Brenda Tysinger, and Mary Lou Buie; brother, Vernon Rogers; fourteen grandchildren and numerous great-grandchild.

A memorial service will held Saturday, August 29 at High Rock Baptist Church off of Bringle Ferry Road. The family will receive friends prior to the service a from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Larry Sexton

Mr. Larry Eugene Sexton, 71, of Panthers Creek Road, Salisbury was discovered August 22, 2015 having died from injuries suffered in an accident at his residence.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 26 at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel conducted by Rev. Darrell Summey.  Inurnment will follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens.

The family will see friends from 12:30 to 1:30 PM Wednesday at Briggs Funeral Home and at other times will be at their respective homes.

Mr. Sexton was born February 20, 1944 in Davidson County to Joel W Sexton, Sr. and Chloia Parrish Sexton.  He was a retired welder having worked in building construction.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

His brother, Joel W Sexton, Jr. of Thomasville; and a sister Gloria S Stiller of Rockwell survive him.

Memorials may be directed to the Donor’s Choice.