|Birth: ||Oct. 16, 1923|
|Death: ||May 29, 2010|
KANNAPOLIS - Grant Absher, 86, of 1011 Wentworth Dr. died Saturday, May 29, 2010, at CMC-NorthEast in Concord after a period of declining health.
Funeral services will be held at 11a.m. Tuesday, June 1st at Shadybrook Baptist Church with the Rev. Rickey Oxford officiating. Entombment with military honors will follow at Carolina Memorial Park Memorial Mausoleum.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 31, at Whitley's Funeral Home, at other times they will be at the family home.
Grant was born Oct. 16, 1923 in Wilkes County, the son of the late Arthur and Mary Jane Miller Absher. A longtime area resident, Grant was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force from World War II., a member of the Allen Graham Masonic Lodge and the Cabarrus Shrine Club. He was an active longtime member of Shadybrook Baptist Church serving with the deacons, as chief usher and on numerous committees. During various times of his life he worked for Cannon Mills Co. and Sparks Auto Sales. He later owned and operated Esso and Shell service stations and then City Motors in Kannapolis until he retired in 1994.
In addition to his parents Grant was preceded in death by four brothers, Alfred, Muncie, Troy and Ervin, and by four sisters, Emma, Margie, Becky and Reba.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Minnie "Sue" Barbee Absher of the home; two daughters, Sharoyn Absher Burroughs (Roger) of Kannapolis, and Neva Jane Absher Blair (David) of Stanfield; six grandchildren, Roger Dale Burroughs Jr. (Kristin), Bradley Sheldon Burroughs, Jennifer B. Holsclaw, Lori Diane Burroughs, Joshua Blair (Nicole), and Benjamin Blair (Amanda); four great-grandsons, Jackson and Justin Holsclaw, and Grant and Chase Burroughs; and two great granddaughters, Joleigh Hurst and Emma Jane Talbert; two brothers, Howard Absher, and Arthur Absher Jr. of Kannapolis; and a sister; Leanna Foster of Forest City; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Should friends desire, memorial contribution may be made to Shadybrook Baptist Church, 1009 Oakwood Ave. Kannapolis, NC. 28081or Hospice of Cabarrus Co. 5003 Hospice Ln. Kannapolis, NC 28081.
Published in Concord & Kannapolis Independent Tribune from May 30 to June 1, 2010
Arthur F Absher (1885 - 1967)
Mary Jane Miller Absher (1888 - 1981)
William Alfred Absher (1907 - 1994)*
Rebecca Absher Thompson (1909 - 1996)*
Emma Jane Absher Marshall (1912 - 2008)*
Troy Lee Absher (1914 - 2009)*
Leanner Absher Foster (1918 - 2014)*
Grant Absher (1923 - 2010)
Muncie Herman Absher (1925 - 2007)*
Margie Nadeene Absher Watkins (1928 - 1986)*
Reba Mae Absher Elledge (1930 - 2009)*
Carolina Memorial Park
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Brenda Kale Ballard
Record added: Jun 01, 2010
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