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Phyllis Anne Pharr, 77

Phyllis Pharr

Phyllis Pharr

Phyllis Anne Pharr, 77, of Charlotte, died unexpectedly on Jan. 20, 2015, in the midst of a six-month battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dorothy Nance Pharr and Walter Mack Pharr, Jr. Phyllis grew up on Walnut Street in Davidson and graduated from North Mecklenburg High School in 1955. She earned her undergraduate degree at Appalachian State Teachers College (now Appalachian State University) and her Masters in Physical Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Read the full story

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Meryl Miller Patterson, 82

Meryl Miller Patterson, 82

Meryl Miller Patterson, 82

Mrs. Meryl Miller Patterson, 82, of Charlotte, NC died Sunday January 18, 2015 at her residence. Born August 13, 1932 in Hiddenite, NC, she was a daughter of the late William Blake Miller and Pernie Payne Miller. Read the full story

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Robert Tomlinson Wylie, 27

Robert Wylie

Robert Wylie

Robert Tomlinson Wylie, 27, passed away on Jan. 17, 2015. He was born on January 29, 1987 in Charlotte.

Robert was a senior at UNC-Charlotte pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering. Robert will be remembered for his big heart, love of life, and devotion to family and friends. His passions were his dogs Duke and Daisy, Duke basketball, the Carolina Panthers, and playing golf. Robert was a strong athlete who competed in football, basketball, baseball, soccer, and golf. Read the full story

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Joe Cagiano, 68

Joe Cagiano

Joe Cagiano

Joe Cagiano, 68, of Charlotte, formerly of Howell Township, NJ, died Jan. 18, 2015. He was born in New York City on May 31, 1946 to the late James and Mary Cagiano. He served in the US Army and worked as an investment banker. Read the full story

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Toshiko Ishikawa Hilliker, 82

Toshiko Hilliker

Toshiko Hilliker

Toshiko Ishikawa Hilliker died Jan. 15, 2015. She was born in Hiroshima, Japan, on Dec. 15, 1932 to the late Takefusa Ishikawa and Yasuko Ishikawa. She was the beloved granddaughter of Hisao Ishikawa, who owned a newspaper company in Hiroshima. She was raised by her grandfather until he was killed along with most of her family and classmates in the Hiroshima bombing on August 6, 1945. Read the full story

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Roy Alexander dies; led Davidson Lands Conservancy

Roy Alexander pointed out newly conserved land along the greenway near the Pines at Davidson last October. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)

Roy Alexander pointed out newly conserved land along the greenway near the Pines at Davidson last October. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)

Roy Alexander

Roy Alexander

By DAVID BORAKS
DavidsonNews.net

DeWitt Roy Alexander, executive director of the Davidson Lands Conservancy and an environmental activist at at time when the Lake Norman area has been growing rapidly, died unexpectedly Sunday at his Charlotte home. He was 72.  Read the full story

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Jean Louise Tooker, 90

Jean Louise Tooker

Jean Louise Tooker

Jean Louise Tooker, 90, of Shad’s Landing in Charlotte, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at The Serenity House. She was born on Nov. 7, 1924, in Los Angeles, to the late Burt and Eula Rice. She worked as a wedding coordinator for many years. Read the full story

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Bruce Nelson Fink, 83

Bruce Fink

Bruce Fink

Bruce Nelson Fink, 83, of Charlotte, died Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at University Place Skilled Nursing Facility. Born November 17, 1931 in Harrisburg NC he was a son of the late Arthur McKinley Fink and Nanie Bell Martin Fink.
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Michael A. Rather, 65

Michael A. Rather, 65, of Charlotte died December 23, 2014. He was born in Otter Tail, MN, on Oct. 27, 1949, to the late Ralph and Barbara Rather. He was raised in Pacifica, CA. A veteran of the Vietnam War (1967-68), he was a recipient of the Purple Heart Medal.

He worked for Pacific Bell in California as a telephone lineman and then moved to Rhode Island where he worked for Verizon Communications until he retired in 2006 when he moved to Charlotte. He was an avid musician, a Harley Davidson enthusiast and a member of the Generations Corvette Club. Read the full story

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