Memoriam

"May the Great Scoutmaster of all Scouts be with us until we meet again, and may our footsteps lead unto Him."

Clifford Red Earnhardt

posted by Sapona District   [ updated ]

Clifford Holland "Red" Earnhardt, 71, of Salisbury, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at W.G. Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury. He was born September 16, 1947, in Rowan County to the late Clifford and Ida Basinger Earnhardt. Mr. Earnhardt was a 1965 graduate of East Rowan High School and then graduated from Mitchell College in Statesville. He then enlisted in the United States Navy. After his discharge from military service, he returned to Salisbury and worked for Fiber Industries, retiring after nearly 40 years.

He was a lifelong member of Union Lutheran Church in Salisbury where he served as a Sunday School teacher, church council member, stewardship committee member and member of numerous other committees through the years.

Mr. Earnhardt also served as Scoutmaster for Troop 334 for more than 25 years at Union Lutheran Church. He was also a member of Faith American Legion Post 327 and served on the board for Thrivent Financial. Outside of work, church, and scouting, he loved his garden and seeding tomatoes and traveling to car shows.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Earnhardt was preceded in death by his brother, Timothy Earnhardt. He is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Earnhardt, whom he married February 1, 1976; son, Sean Earnhardt and wife, Sherry, of Salisbury; daughter, Holly Elizabeth Harrington of Salisbury; sister, Marlene Bollinger of Granite Falls; brother-in-law, Charlie Frick and wife, Jackie, of Salisbury; sister- in-law, Cheryl Earnhardt of Woodleaf; grandchildren, Connor, Drew, Makenzie, Emme, Noah, and Adalyn; and several nieces.

The family will greet friends and relatives on Friday, May 24, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Union Lutheran Church, Salisbury, NC. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Union Lutheran Church with Rev. Thomas W. Corbell officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Military Graveside Rites by the Rowan County Veterans Honor Guard and U.S. Navy. Memorials may be made to Union Lutheran Church-Narthex Expansion Fund or the Cemetery Fund, 4770 Bringle Ferry Road, Salisbury, NC 28146. Powles Staton Funeral Home of Rockwell, honored provider of Veterans Funeral Care, is assisting the Earnhardt family. Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.

Published in Salisbury Post on May 23, 2019


Day is done, gone the sun
From the lakes, from the hills, from the sky
All is well, safely rest
God is nigh.

Fading light dims the sight
And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright
From afar, drawing near
Falls the night.

Thanks and praise for our days
Neath the sun, neath the stars, neath the sky
As we go, this we know

God is nigh.

Wayne E. Dalton

posted Jun 13, 2017, 12:35 PM by Sapona District   [ updated ]

Wayne Dalton passed away June 8, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 60. A graduate of Catawba College, Wayne had a distinguished 28 year career in the Boy Scouts as a District Executive and Field Director in this Council and in Georgia. In recent years he continued serving scouting as a unit commissioner in Sapona District and a faithful volunteer in Friends of Scouting and other activities.

Wayne was born in Davidson County on February 26, 1957, to David T. Dalton and Mae Jessie Jones Dalton. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, T.J. Dalton and John Dulin and a sister, Geraldine Dalton.

Surviving are his wife, Amy B. Dalton; a son, Reginald O. (MaToya) Carter; two daughters, Shalondia Anderson and Allyson Dalton; two grandchildren, Peyton and Piper; brothers, Harvey, N.D. (Erma), James (Delores), Ernest (Stacy), Cecil (Brenda), Tony (Shirley) and Zayne (Angela) Dalton; a sister, Ernestine (Willie) Henderson; his father-in-law, Junius Barnes, Sr. and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be Saturday at 1:00pm at Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church with family visitation at 12 Noon. Burial will follow at Rowan Memorial Park.

Please keep Amy and the entire Dalton family in your prayers as they deal with this great loss.

Day is done, gone the sun
From the lakes, from the hills, from the sky
All is well, safely rest
God is nigh.

Fading light dims the sight
And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright
From afar, drawing near
Falls the night.

Thanks and praise for our days
Neath the sun, neath the stars, neath the sky
As we go, this we know

God is nigh.

Donald 'Donny' Raymer

posted Jan 27, 2014, 9:53 AM by Rowan District BSA   [ updated Oct 3, 2015, 8:47 AM ]

CHINA GROVE - Donald "Donny" Alexander Raymer, 61, of China Grove, passed away Sunday Jan. 19, 2014, at his residence.

Born on Nov. 27, 1952, in Rowan County, he was the son of the late Harry Alexander and Wavy Potts Raymer.

A graduate of South Rowan High School, he was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. Mr. Raymer worked for the NC State Bridge Department as a supervisor. He was a Boy Scout Troop Leader and Scoutmaster for Troop 315 for 40 years.

Those left to cherish his memory are his brothers, Richard Raymer of Salisbury, Gary and Steve Raymer, both of China Grove, and Terry Raymer of Spencer; sister Dorothy "Dot" Raymer of San Francisco, Calif.; and three nephews and two nieces.

Arrangements: Visitation is Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove, with funeral Saturday at 11 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, with Rev. Jerome Cloninger, minister. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Published in Salisbury Post on Jan. 22, 2014

Day is done, gone the sun
From the lakes, from the hills, from the sky
All is well, safely rest
God is nigh.

Fading light dims the sight
And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright
From afar, drawing near
Falls the night.

Thanks and praise for our days
Neath the sun, neath the stars, neath the sky
As we go, this we know

God is nigh.


Norman Ray Allen

posted Jan 22, 2014, 1:43 PM by Rowan District BSA   [ updated Oct 3, 2015, 8:47 AM ]

SALISBURY - Norman Ray Allen, 66, died Friday, June 1, 2007 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House in Winston-Salem. He was born February 13, 1941 in Rowan County, to the late Helen McDaniel Allen and the late Ervin Walter Allen Sr. He was a 1959 graduate of Boyden High School.

Mr. Allen was a veteran of the United States Army, had two tours in Vietnam, and was a helicopter pilot. He was awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star with V Device, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal 15 Device, the Republic of Vietnam Combat Medal, The Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal and the Senior Aviation Badge.

Mr. Allen worked for the U.S. Post Office, he was a member of Shiloh Reformed Church of Faith and a trustee. He was a member of Faith Civitan Club and Faith American Legion, Rockwell Amvets, a Life Member of DAV and VFW. The Faith JCs voted him Senior Citizen of the year in 2006. He was Executive Officer of the Charter Organization of Shiloh. He was also involved with Boy Scouts of America, and was a BSA Past District Commissioner, Member of the Order of the Arrow, recipient of the Silver Beaver Award and held the Wood Badge.

A son, Norman Russell "Rusty" Allen preceded him in death, on March 25, 1996.

Survivors are wife: Wanda Evans Allen, whom he married December 13, 1958; sons: Gregory Todd Allen of El Paso, Texas, Jody Ray Allen and wife Angela of Salisbury, five grandchildren: Amanda, Joey, Savanna, Jessie and Ian, and one great grandchild: Macy Wellmon. Also surviving are brother: Ervin Walter Allen Jr. of Churchland and sisters: Peggy Teal of Concord, Eleanor Burton of Salisbury and Faye Raney of Perlear, NC.

Funeral Service: 1:00 pm Monday at Shiloh Reformed Church of Faith with the Rev. Wayne Trexler officiating. Burial will be at the Salisbury National Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites conducted by the Rowan County Honor Guard. Visitation: 7-8:30 pm tonight at Lyerly Funeral Home.

Memorials: in lieu of flowers, to Shiloh Reformed Church of Faith, P.O. Box 308, Faith, NC 28041 or to Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Condolences at www.lyerlyfuneralhome.com.
 
Day is done, gone the sun
From the lakes, from the hills, from the sky
All is well, safely rest
God is nigh.

Fading light dims the sight
And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright
From afar, drawing near
Falls the night.

Thanks and praise for our days
Neath the sun, neath the stars, neath the sky
As we go, this we know

God is nigh.

 

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