Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Thomas Lindsay Funeral Service

I apologize for posting this late, but please feel free to leave your prayers and thoughts for the family witht\ the link below for Tallent Funeral Service.
Thomas Lindsay, passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2020. Mr. Lindsay graduated from Central High School in 1954 and then attended The Citadel. He joined the U.S. Army in 1957 and served in Japan. Following his discharge from the Army, he graduated from Lees-McRae College in 1958 and retired from the U.S. Post Office after 42 years of service. Tommy and Linda were married for 25 wonderful years. An avid Cubs and Panther fan, the best times were spent with children, Michael and Deb and grandchildren, Kristina, Kimberly, Mikey, Alexis, and Kamrin (Pumpkin); and great-grandchildren, Kolsen, Karoline, and Christopher.  

A service in celebration of his life will be held at 1:00 PM Tuesday, October 13, 2020 in the chapel of J.B. Tallent Funeral Service, 1937 Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte with The Reverend Larry Dawalt officiating. Interment will follow in Sharon Memorial Park with military honors. The family will greet friends from Noon-1:00PM prior to the service. 
 
Online condolences may be shared through www.tallentfuneralservice.com

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Saturday, October 10, 2020

CHS ' 54 Tuesday's "LDL" being cancelled

CHS'54, Tuesday's "LDL" being Cancelled for 10/13/20. Inbox Jerry Gaudet Oct 9, 2020, 3:59 PM (22 hours ago) to OUTGOING, bcc: me PLEASE NOTE THAT TUESDAY "LDL"s WILL BE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Jimmie's Restaurant has been sold and closed while the new owners are renovating. Please note again that our Tuesday, 10/13/20, "LDL" is being cancelled. We will be in contact with you when a new location for "LDL" is identified. ***

Friday, September 04, 2020

 

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

 

OBITUARY

Marianne S. Wagner

OCTOBER 8, 1935 – AUGUST 24, 2020
Marianne Shubert Wagner.jpg

Marianne Shubert Wagner, 84, of Plantation Estates, 

passed away Monday Aug. 24, 2020.

Born October 8, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Louise McClure Shubert. 
She was a Charlotte native and a 1954 graduate of Central High School.
Mrs. Wagner’s career included work with First Citizens Bank and Bank of America from which 
she retired in 2002.
Mrs. Wagner was active in the auxiliary of the Professional Engineers of North Carolina. 
She held various offices, including president, in her service to that organization.
Mrs. Wagner enjoyed local and international travel. She and her husband, Bill, had traveled on all 
seven continents and in more than 65 countries. She also enjoyed sewing and tending her flowers.
Survivors include, William D. Wagner, her husband of 63 years, a son, William Scott Wagner of Charlotte, 
a daughter Barbara Ann Wagner Clark of York, SC, her husband Matthew and their sons William Kelley 
Clark and Nathaniel Killian Clark.

Her sister, Linda Shubert Suitt, preceded her in death.

Private family services for the Wagner family are being provided by McEwen Funeral Service at 
Sharon Memorial Park.

A memorial service at Plantation Estates will be planned at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Children’s Home Society of North Carolina, 
2200 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204.


Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Next CHS'54 "LDL"

You are hereby invited to the second COVID-19, CHS'54 Masquerade Ball.
We're going to try it again and will be wearing face coverings, except while eating.
Physical distancing will also be observed.  
 
 
The next "LDL" (Let's do lunch) is to be held on...
 
Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 11:30 @ Jimmie's Restaurant in Mint Hill.
 
Please share the word!  Tell other classmates!  Invite them to come!  Even better, bring someone with you! 
 
Hope you get the idea that we'd really like to see you and sure hope you'll come!
 
 
***

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Next LDL

CHS'54, the next "LDL" is to be Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 11:30 @ Jimmie's

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Mary Harrison Passes

By Jerry Gaudet

We were saddened to learn of the passing of classmate Mary Harrison.  Mary died May 10, 2020, at Aldersgate where she had lived for the last five years







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Ice Box

I still call it that.

Because rhat's exactly what it was.
I can remember seeing the "ice man" coming to our house carrying a big bock of ice with his "tongs"....and depositing it in our "ice box" inside our kitchen.

I remember sometimes on a Sunday afternoon, or so, when we'd run short of ice, I'd ride with my Dad to the "Ice House" somewhere across town to pick up another "block."  My Dad wouold also pick up a pack of cigarettes and perhaps a candy bar for my sister and me.

I'm speaking now of the 1940's.

Those "ice houses" were the first "7-11"s.

They were the only place, at least that I knew of, that you could purchase "wax whistles."

I don't remember what the official name of those things was....but it was a whistle that after you got tired of whistling….you could eat it.

I don't know why we allowed that technology to lapse....because that would certainly solve our "littter" prolkem.

Imagine if only someone had invented "edible" beer cans....etc.

-Ed


Friday, April 24, 2020

Jimmy Barrier

Jerry Gaudet

12:13 PM (4 hours ago)
to OUTGOING, bcc: me
We were saddened to learn of the passing of classmate Jimmy Barrier.
We have this contact information for his sister, Gail, who was a CHS'54 classmate also.
Mrs. Gayle Barrier Austin
733 Plantation Estates, D407
Matthews NC 28105
Telephone 704-849-0934   


OBITUARY

James Donald Barrier

January 20, 1935April 22, 2020
OBITUARY




James Donald Barrier, 85, of Marshville, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2020 after a battle with Alzheimer’s. Donald was born January of 1935 in Mecklenburg Country to Max and Edith Barrier. Donald grew up in Charlotte and graduated from Central High School. After graduation he served in the US Army.
Donald was a lifetime member of Kilgo United Methodist Church, now known as The Vine United Methodist Church. He worked in the printing business where he met his wife Diane Barrier. Donald and Diane raised their family in Charlotte.
In his later years, he enjoyed living in the country where his wife grew up. He was an avid sports fan and he was always happy to tune into games, especially the Tar Heels. He was preceded in death by both of his parents, his beloved wife Diane Williams Barrier, his brother Merlin Barrier.
He is survived by his two children, daughter Darlene and her husband Lex Thomas, and son Douglas and his wife Cyndi Barrier; five grandchildren, Christopher Barrier, Dustin Thomas, Brittany Thomas, Brandon Barrier, and Alicia Barrier; three great grandchildren, Lauren, Giana, and Ezekiel Barrier; sister Gayle Austin and nephews.

Jerry Gaudet

12:13 PM (4 hours ago)
to OUTGOING, bcc: me
We were saddened to learn of the passing of classmate Jimmy Barrier.
We have this contact information for his sister, Gail, who was a CHS'54 classmate also.
Mrs. Gayle Barrier Austin
733 Plantation Estates, D407
Matthews NC 28105
Telephone 704-849-0934   


OBITUARY

James Donald Barrier

January 20, 1935April 22, 2020
OBITUARY




James Donald Barrier, 85, of Marshville, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2020 after a battle with Alzheimer’s. Donald was born January of 1935 in Mecklenburg Country to Max and Edith Barrier. Donald grew up in Charlotte and graduated from Central High School. After graduation he served in the US Army.
Donald was a lifetime member of Kilgo United Methodist Church, now known as The Vine United Methodist Church. He worked in the printing business where he met his wife Diane Barrier. Donald and Diane raised their family in Charlotte.
In his later years, he enjoyed living in the country where his wife grew up. He was an avid sports fan and he was always happy to tune into games, especially the Tar Heels. He was preceded in death by both of his parents, his beloved wife Diane Williams Barrier, his brother Merlin Barrier.
He is survived by his two children, daughter Darlene and her husband Lex Thomas, and son Douglas and his wife Cyndi Barrier; five grandchildren, Christopher Barrier, Dustin Thomas, Brittany Thomas, Brandon Barrier, and Alicia Barrier; three great grandchildren, Lauren, Giana, and Ezekiel Barrier; sister Gayle Austin and nephews.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Jane Cobbs Husband Passes

Jerry Gaudet

1:14 PM (5 hours ago)
to OUTGOING, bcc: me
It's with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Jane Thornhill Cobb's husband "Hobby" on April 16, 2020.

COVID-19 concerns likely will delay memorial services.  We have the following contact information.


Mrs. Jane Cobb
400 Avinger Lane, Apt. 225
Davidson NC 28036
Telephone  704/564-9178 and cell phone  704/896-1225

Email  janecobb@bellsouth.net

Hollis Frank Cobb Jr. (1934 - 2020)


Obituary 
Hollis Frank Cobb, Jr. (Hobby) died April 16, 2020 at the Pines in his beloved adopted hometown of Davidson. Hobby's survivors include his wife Jane Thornhill Cobb, son Stephen Hollis Cobb of Richmond, VA his sons Hollis and Camden, son David James Cobb and his wife Lorene of Wall, NJ their sons Owen and Wade, daughter Lisa Cobb Butler of Mt. Pleasant, SC her sons Jarryd and Stephen and sisters Mary Cobb McSwain of North Wilkesboro, NC and Betty Cobb Smith of Asheville, NC.

Hobby was Christened Hollis, but the nickname of Hobby was given to him very early in life and stayed with him throughout. He was born October 25, 1934 to Hollis Frank Cobb of Putney, VT and Elizabeth Ledford Cobb of Camden, SC.

Hobby grew up in Charlotte and attended Dilworth Elementary School, Alexander Graham (AG) Junior High School, and Central High School, graduating from Central in 1952, arguably the best class in the history of that school. While at Central he was Student Body President, a two-year starter on the basketball team, captain of the team his senior year, a year in which Central went to the semi-finals of the State Tournament played in what is now Cameron Indoor Stadium. He was also shortstop on the baseball team for two years and a member of the golf team for one year.

In the Fall of 1952 Hobby entered Davidson College and while there was a member, and President, of the Kappa Sigma social fraternity. He was elected to Who's Who Among America's Colleges and Universities, a Distinguished Military Graduate, and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa a National Leadership Fraternity. Hobby was a four-year member of the Davidson basketball team, three and a half years as a starter and Captain of the team his Junior and Senior years. He was named First Team All-Southern Conference his Senior year and honored by Davidson who retired his number 21 jersey and elected him to The Davidson College Athletic Hall of Fame. Hobby was also a member of the 1952-1953 Golf Team that won the Southern Conference Championship. His sport of choice later became tennis and many Singles, Doubles, and Mixed Doubles championships followed. 

As a faithful Christian, Hobby has served the church in many capacities through the years. His roles were diverse and illustrated his gifts. He coached baseball at Myers Park Presbyterian, gave his time as a Trustee, Stewardship Committee Chair, and basketball coach at First Presbyterian Church Metuchen (NJ), At Unity Presbyterian (Denver, NC) he enriched the lives of high schoolers by teaching in Sunday School for over a decade and leading the Personnel Committee.

His business career was spent in the field of printing and packaging sales with Charlotte based Packaged Products which grew with various acquisitions to be known as Engraph. After 37 years with Engraph, 20 of which were in New York City, Hobby joined J. R. Cole Industries also a Charlotte based printing and packaging company. After 13 years with J. R. Cole he retired in 2008.

He was often at his happiest around water. His home on Lake Norman was a beehive of activity and Hobby always took great joy in watching and participating with his family and friends in boating, waterskiing, tubing and swimming. One of the many gifts he left his family was a love of the ocean. Family gatherings were held in his home at Fripp Island, SC. for 30 years. The magic of Fripp and a million memories have been bestowed on two generation as a legacy.

Hobby always gave thanks for having a Dad that grew up under tough formative years in southern Vermont and western Massachusetts, and a mother who grew up in the quiet gentility of Camden, SC. This "blend" made for great parents who set the best possible example for their children...firm but always fair.

To his children Steve, Lisa, and Dave, Hobby would say, "Thanks for making me proud and thanks for being children who were always, well almost always, so easy to love. To the love of his life, his wife Jane who put up with him for 64 years, You Have Been the Best.

To know him was to love him. There will be a proper tribute to Hobby at a later date.


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