Obituaries for July 20

Ronald Wilcox 

Ronald Wilcox, 68, of Monroe, died July 10, 2012.

Born March 10, 1944, in Port Huron, Mich., Mr. Wilcox was a son of Elvin and Maxine Frye Wilcox.

He graduated from Port Huron High School before working at General Motors until being drafted into the U.S. Army in 1966. He was stationed at Fort Knox and received a commendation for exemplary service as a military legal clerk. He was discharged in 1968.

He worked for UPS, United Steel and Wire and American Fire Apparatus before finding his long-time job with Kellogg’s Cereal Company.

He was a pastor at various churches before becoming an independent missionary to Kenya in 2001.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn; children Rodney Wilcox, and his wife, Vicki, Carla Jasper, and her husband, Jim, Cheryl Vought, and her husband, Chad, and Richard Wilcox, and his wife, Christi; and seven grandchildren.

A funeral was held Sunday, July 15, at Sharon Baptist Church, conducted by Pastor Robbie Page.

Robert Mayberry Jr.

Robert Mayberry Jr., 41, died July 10, 2012, surrounded by family after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Born Sept. 10, 1960, in New Castle, Pa., Mr. Mayberry was a son of Robert and Vi Mayberry.

He attended Clemson University, where he played football from 1979 to 1982, including playing for the National Championship team of 1981. He received the South Carolina Jacobs blocking trophy in 1982.

He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and the honorary service fraternity Tiger Brotherhood.

He worked with his father at Bob Mayberry Chrysler City in Monroe, which became Bob Mayberry Chrysler Dodge Jeep. He most recently was president of Bob Mayberry Hyundai.

He served on the board of South Piedmont Community College, Community Health Services and the United Way. He also was a mentor at Walter Bickett Elementary School.

He was an elder at Myers Park Presbyterian Church, and served on the weekday school board, the finance committee and volunteered with Room in the Inn.

He volunteered with Boy Scout Troop 17 and coached SouthPark Pop Warner football.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Sheryl; children Caroline, Sloane and Miles; sister, Cindy; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family.

A funeral service was held Friday, July 13, at Myers Park Presbyterian Church.

Memorials: Myers Park Presbyterian Church outreach ministry, 2501 Oxford Place, Charlotte, NC 28207; Presbyterian Hospice and Palliative Care, PO Box 33549, Charlotte, NC 28233.

Bonnie Hunter

Bonnie Hunter, 77, of Charlotte, died July 12, 2012.

Born Sept. 7, 1934, in Whiteville, Mrs. Hunter lived in Philadelphia, Pa., for most of her life before moving to Charlotte in 1991.

She was an entrepreneur, a sales representative for several Fortune 500 companies and an executive chef for Wachovia. She also worked as a professional model and actress, appearing in photo shoots and television commercials.

She traveled to Israel several times on mission trips, and was awarded the Volunteer of the Year award in 1994-95 from Charlotte Arts and Science Today.

Survivors include her sons Gregg Hunter, of Charlotte, and Jeffery Hunter, of Fort Washington, Md.; daughter, Freeda Hunter, of High Point; brother, Richard George; and a granddaughter and great-grandson.

A funeral service was held Monday, July 16, at Central Church of God.

Betty Sue Cisne  

Betty Sue Cisne, 91, of Charlotte, died July 12, 2012.

Born Feb. 17, 1921, in Charlotte, Mrs. Cisne was a daughter of Sue Sherrill and Clyde Goforth.

She attended Central High School and then Sullins College and Queens College.

She was a member of Myers Park Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir.

She worked at Durwood Medical Clinic and later as a receptionist at Southminster Retirement Community.

She enjoyed bridge, choir and activities at Southminster.

Her husband, Charles Cisne, son, Steven Cisne, and brothers, Clyde Goforth Jr. and William Goforth, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her children, Charles Cisne Jr., and his wife, Jane, and John Cisne, and his wife, Nancy; and five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was held Monday, July 16, at Myers Park Baptist Church.

Memorials: Southminster Foundation, 8919 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28210; Myers Park Baptist Church, 1900 Queens Road, Charlotte, NC 28207.

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