Longtime friend remembered through Christmas Happiness donation

  • Posted: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 12:16 a.m.
    UPDATED: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 2:00 a.m.

?Tom Snider and Harold Cartner had been friends since they were teenagers.

The two were also longtime neighbors until Cartner died in May.


Snider and his wife, Ruby, made a Christmas Happiness Fund contribution in honor of Cartner whom the couple said was, “a Christian friend whose many acts of kindness we will always remember.”

The annual fund helps low-income families provide Christmas presents for their children. The program is sponsored by the Salisbury Post, which accepts donations.

The Rowan County Department of Social Services distributes vouchers to eligible families.

The Sniders and Cartner attended the same church, Enon Baptist.

Cartner was a neighbor and helped the Sniders with repair work at their home.

“He has done several favors for us like repairs and electrical work,” Tom said.

Cartner was sort of a “handyman,” Tom said.

He even helped the couuple build a deck for their pool.

“He’s always been there for us,” Tom said.

It was the first time the couple had made a donation to the fun. They chose this year as a way to remember their friend.

Tom said they’ve given money to other local charitable causes throughout the year.

Bring contributions to the Salisbury Post, 131 W. Innes St., between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays or mail them to The Salisbury Post Christmas Happiness Fund, P.O. Box 4639, Salisbury, NC 28145-4639.

Make checks payable to the Christmas Happiness Fund and indicate how you wish your donations to be listed.

Monday’s contributions:
In honor of all veterans past and present by Kennedy-Hall American Legion Post 106.$100

In honor of Mrs. Kathryn Baker and Mrs. Kimberly Caldwell, my teachers at Erwin Middle School by Molly Huffman $25

In memory of Harold Cartner, a Christian friend whose many acts of kindness we will always remember by Tom and Ruby Snider $25

In memory of Alice Jean Lyerly by Bettie and Jim $50

Smiles by Thomas and Linda Dodge $200

In honor of Jean McIntyre and Don Burleson by John Wesley Sunday School Class at Woodleaf Methodist Church $25

In honor of Amanda by HoHo and Papa $50

In honor of Santos, best chef anywhere by the Davis Family $25

In memory of Carl M. Benefield, Glenn R. Hartzoge, Mary B. Snowberger and Louise B. Hartzoge by Tim and Marsha $75

In honor of our children and grandchildren by Jim And Barbara Norman $100

In honor of our Sunday School Teachers, Dwight Miller, Elbert Kluttz and Steve Walton by Mildred Merrell Sunday School Class of Union Lutheran Church $100

In memory of Margaret Simmons Kirk by Phil, Ashlee and Allison Kirk $100

In loving memory of Frank. H. Basinger and Florence B. Basinger by Janie and Mike Eury $20

In memory of Mozelle and Ed Cline, Harold Kenerly and Don Bowder by Bill and Toni Kenerly $50

In honor of Will, Paige, Hal, Bert, Maye and Viv by Bill and Tony Kenerly $50

In honor of Lois Lesley by Carl Stutts and Tessa Lesley $200

In honor of Blanche Stutts by Carl Stutts and Tessa Lesley $200

In memory of Dennis Jackson by Robin Hayes Yarborough.$10

In honor of Jayne and Joel Hubbard by Oliver with gratitude $100

For the Children by Ott and Julie Pinkston $50

In honor of Dorothy and Gene Atkinson by Ott and Julie Pinkston $25

In memory of Ray E. Hollowell by Libby Hollowell $25

In memory of Kathy Stewart by Brad and Jennifer Shermer $25

In memory of our mother, Ellen B. Strawn by Gypsie Huntley, Jodie Marley and Julie Munday $50

In memory of Kathy Stewart by Tony and Judy Helms $25

Total $1,705
Running Total $17,811.70

Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.

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