Friday, June 18, 2010

Ronnie Rallis' Sister passes

Jerry Gaudet reports that Ronnie Rallis' sister, Barbara Economou, passed away this week.

Our sympathies to Ronnie Rallis on the passing of her sister..

This is the obituary from the Charlotte Observer.

Barbara Economou

Mrs. Economou, a native of Charlotte, NC was born April 29, 1922 and passed away on June 15, 2010 in Sarasota, FL.
Barbara attended public schools in Charlotte and graduated from Central High School. She then attended and graduated from business school and worked as an administrative secretary for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System until her retirement.
Barbara married her loving husband, George, and together they raised two children, a daughter, Catherine, and a son, Deno.

Her husband, George, predeceased her in 1978 as did her beloved daughter, Catherine, in 1968.
Barbara is survived by her son, Deno, a Circuit Court Judge in Sarasota, Florida and his wife, Alene.
She is also survived by her sisters, Tula Pappas and Ronnie Pourlos, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral service and Trisagion for Mrs. Economou will be held 11:00 AM Friday, June 18, 2010, at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the cathedral one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Cathedral Foundation of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 600 East Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203.
Arrangements are in the care of Hankins & Whittington Funeral Service, 1111 East Blvd. Please share condolences online at

Published in Charlotte Observer on June 17, 2010P