The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


May 22, 2013

Richard Early

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 — Richard “Dick” Allen Early, 76, of Cabarrus County, passed away Friday, May 17, 2013.

Mr. Early was born in Indiana to the late Melvin and Margaret Early.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force and was an active member of the Cabarrus County Military Honor Guard for seven years.

The family received friends on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, from 12-2 p.m. at Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland. The memorial service followed the visitation in Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland Chapel at 2 p.m., officiated by Rev. Ray Rivenbark. Burial followed at Sharon Memorial Park, 5400 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC 28212.

At other times, the family will meet at his home.

Survivors include his loving wife for 55 years, Maxine Early; his son, Keith and wife Shelly; daughter, Sheri and husband Mark; and grandchildren, Josh, Noah and Lily.

Memorials may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church, 100 Pine Grove Church Road, Concord, NC 20025.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Early family.

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