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Evelyne Bryan Thomas, 86

Evelyne Thomas (1)Evelyne Bryan Thomas, 86, of Davidson, died on Friday, June 20, 2014.

She was born on October 23, 1927 in Savannah, GA, to the late Gus J. and Ruby Richards Bryan of Opp, AL. Mrs. Thomas was reared in the warmth of family and friends in Southern Alabama. She attended Alabama College for Women, Montevallo, AL and was a graduate of the University of Alabama where she was the recipient of B.A. and M.A. degrees. She followed her careers in journalism and in librarianship in Birmingham, AL, Jacksonville, FL, and West Palm Beach, FL. She retired from her position as head of the Acquisitions Department at the Library of Davidson College in 1992. She has been a Davidson residence since 1976. She was an enthusiastic traveler and avid family researcher. Read the full story

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Carol Vensel Libeck, 74

Carol Libeck

Carol Libeck

Carol Vensel Libeck, 74, of Huntersville, NC, passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014, at Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte. Born February 16, 1940, in Kittanning, PA, she was a daughter of the late James and Florence Welch Vensel. Mrs. Libeck was a 1958 graduate of New Kensington High School, 1962 graduate of Mount Union College where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree, 1964 graduate of Duke Divinity School where she earned her Master’s in Religious Education and 1973 graduate of Marywood University where she earned her M.S. L.S. Read the full story

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Robyn Moncrief Oldham, 92

Robyn Oldham

Robyn Oldham

After a long illness, Robyn Moncrief Oldham died in Davidson on Monday, May 26, 2014. She was 92. Born in Houston, Texas, on Nov. 30, 1921, she was the daughter of Jack Basil and Marguerite May Moncrief and a proud graduate of Rice University. She worked until retirement at Davidson College in the Office of Admission.

Mrs. Oldham moved to Davidson from Houston in 1978, several years after the death of her beloved husband, Harold Kenneth Oldham. There, she joined her two daughters, Harriet and Marguerite, and their husbands and families, and began a new, happy phase of her life, becoming a spirited member of the community. Read the full story

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W. Brooks Cross Jr., 82

W. Brooks Cross

W. Brooks Cross

W. Brooks Cross Jr., 82, of Davidson, passed away in the evening of Friday, May 9, 2014, at Levine & Dickerson Hospice House in Huntersville NC. He was born in Gastonia on October. 16, 1931, to the late Clara Smith Cross and Walter Brooks Cross, Sr. He was proceeded by his sisters, Wanda C. Gaston of Salisbury and Beverly C. Bradford of Huntersville. Survived by nieces and nephews, Cecil D Bradford III, Beverly B Woods, Smith C Bradford, Melanie B Frear, Edward R Gaston and Meredith G Horton. Read the full story

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Alex Poole, 31

Alex Poole

Alex Poole

Alex Poole, 31, most recently a resident of Concord, formerly of Huntersville passed away May 12, 2014.  Alex was born to Chris and Jan Hunter Poole January 19, 1983. Read the full story

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Warren ‘Bud’ T. Wright, 79

Bud Wright

Bud Wright

Warren “Bud” T. Wright, 79, of Davidson, died April 25, 2014, at Lake Norman Regional Hospital. He was born on November 9, 1934 in Surry County to the late Isaac and Minnie Lambert Wright.

Survivors include his wife Lori Wright of Davidson; sons, Kurt and wife Katrina of Charlotte and Tim and wife Tamra of Walker, Louisiana; daughter, Shannon Stewart and husband Michael of Livonia, MI; grandchildren, Cassie Mae, Adam, Amanda, William, Scott and Steve; and great-grandchildren, Addison Jade and Emmalyn Rose. Read the full story

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Betty Jean Lackey Sigmon, 83

Betty Jean Lackey Sigmon, 83, of Mt. Mourne, passed away on Friday, April 4, 2014 at the Gordon Hospice House.

Betty Sigmon

Betty Sigmon

She was born on May 19, 1930 in Alexander County, to the late Clarence and Grace Lackey. Mrs. Sigmon ran the Coffee Cup Restaurant in Davidson for over 30 years, then worked for Beacon Sweets for over 10 years not retiring until the age of 77. She loved to travel especially to Pigeon Forge, TN and spending time with her friends. Read the full story

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Sonja Elaine Bakke Krummel, 85

Sonja Elaine Bakke Krummel, 85, of Davidson, died Thursday April 3, 2014 at The Pines. Born August 19, 1928 in Chicago, she was a daughter of the late Jens W. Bakke and Aagot Hansen Bakke. Read the full story

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Max Eugene Polley, 85

Max Polley

Max Polley

Max Eugene Polley, of Davidson, the Cannon Professor of Religion Emeritus at Davidson College, died Thursday, March 27, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jacquelyn Vander Ven Polley, of The Pines at Davidson; by a son, Vance Ernest Polley (Deborah); a daughter, Lynn Anita Krepich (Michael) and three grandchildren, Lucy and Kurt Polley and Troy Krepich. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Jack Polley. Read the full story

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