Saturday, October 26, 2013

Oct. 25, 2013 @ 04:57 PM

Margaret M. Harrington

SALISBURY — Margaret “Ann” Mayfield Harrington, 82, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 23, 2013, at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center.

Born Dec. 22, 1930, in Warrenton, she was the daughter of the late John Weldon and Margaret Mills Mayfield.

Growing up in Warrenton, Ann graduated from John Graham High School and then attended Peace College in Raleigh.

In 1952, Ann married Alfred Merle Harrington of Warren County. Following their marriage, they lived in Melbourne, Fla.; Durham; China Grove; and Salisbury.

While living in China Grove, Ann had volunteered with the Meals on Wheels program.

In 1957, Ann joined First United Methodist Church in China Grove, where she was a den mother for several years while her boys were young. She was also a member of the choir, director of the junior choir and was member of the administrative board and the parsonage committee.

Ann enjoyed playing bridge and belonged to clubs in Salisbury and China Grove. A member of the Salisbury Country Club, she enjoyed playing golf and had been the club champion in the Edgar Welch and Betty Scott Memorial tournaments. Ann was also a member of the Elizabeth Maxwell Steele Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, where she held many chairmanships, was chapter Regent at one time and was NCDAR Vice-Director of District IV.

A devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother, Ann will be greatly missed by all of her family and many, many friends and acquaintances.

Family members left to cherish Ann’s memory include her husband of 62 years, Merle Harrington; her two much loved sons and their wives, Scott M. Harrington and wife Wanda and David M. Harrington and wife Lynn; and her three grandchildren, Bess, Ben and Elizabeth Harrington.

The family will receive friends Sunday, Oct. 27, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the fellowship building of First United Methodist Church in China Grove.

Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. in the church, conducted by the Rev. George Yates, pastor. Entombment will follow in the mausoleum of West Lawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made in Mrs. Harrington’s name to First United Methodist Church, 110 West Church Street, China Grove, NC 28023.

Arrangements are by Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home, which accepts online condolences at

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Joseph L. Lewis Sr.

HENDERSON — Joseph Levon “Joe” Lewis Sr., 66, of 97 Vincent Hoyle Road, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, from injuries received in an automobile accident.

Born on Feb. 13, 1947, in Marion, S.C., he was the son of Ernestine Johnson Lewis of Oxford and the late Marvin Lewis Sr. and the widower of Linda Louise Lewis.

He was the owner and operator of Joe Lewis Mobile Home Moving Service and attended South Henderson Pentecostal Holiness Church.

He is survived by his children, Sherry Lewis Burgess, Joseph Levon “Buddy” Lewis Jr. and Sandra Leigh Lewis Bloss and husband Rob Bloss, all of Henderson; his fiance, Jenny Harris of Henderson; five sisters, Barbara Lewis of Henderson, Jeanette Lewis Hicks and Geraldine Lewis of Youngsville and Brenda Gail Lewis Autrey and Betty Jean Lewis Brogden of Creedmoor; two brothers, Marvin Lewis Jr. of Raleigh and Roger Lewis of Oxford; five grandchildren, Chuckie Burgess, Nickki Burgess, Kristen Marie Lewis, Jessy Lewis and Joey Lewis; two step grandchildren, Anthony Bloss and Chelsea Collier; and one great-granddaughter, Emilie Burgess.

He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Charlie Burgess.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at South Henderson Pentecostal Holiness Church by Rev. Frank Sossamon. Burial will follow in Sunset Gardens.

The family will receive friends prior to the service on Sunday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at South Henderson Pentecostal Holiness Church. At other times they will be at the home, 97 Vincent Hoyle Road.

Serving as pall bearers will be Curtis Brame, Scotty Parrish, Sam Phillips, Jeffrey Fuller, Kenny Kidd, Donald Anthony, Buster Roberts, Bernard Silver, Stuart Clark and Danny Lunsford.

Arrangements are by J.M. White Funeral Home.

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Heath W. Watson

OXFORD — Heath Wayne Watson, 44, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at his home.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at South Granville Memorial Gardens in Stem by Rev. Henry Abbott.

Visitation will be held immediately after the service at South Granville Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home, which accepts online condolences at