Sad News: Laura Chichester, 28, of Cornelius, NC died Thursday, December 20, 2007 at Self Regional Medical Center in Greenwood, Csra football. Born in Sumter, she was the daughter of Roland and Kathleen Cooney Chichester.
She was a graduate of the University of South Carolina and majored in Sports Management and was an Executive Account Director for GMR Marketing in Charlotte, NC. She and her family are members of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Sad News – Ricky Bowman: Ricky “Biscuit” Bowman, 46, of Hickory, passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, at Catawba Valley Medical Center. Bowman was general manager of Dale Jarrett Inc.
He is survived by his wife, Annette M. Sad News – Patrick Heywang: Patrick Guy Heywang, 33, was a passenger in a lethal car accident Sunday December 9th which resulted in the death of another driver and left Heywang clinging to life and on life support. Heywang underwent several surgeries during the past week and remained on life support until Saturday night when he finally succumbed to his injuries. Heywang was a 15 year employee at Wilson Manifolds. Her death, peacefully in her home in Glade Spring, was from a year long battle with lung cancer.
49 Bam Racing fabricator, Justin Potter passed away at the age of 49 on November 30th. She had just recently moved to the Mooresville, NC area from Kelseyville, CA. Sad News – Marylois Colley – 85 – of Caldwell, Oh. She is the mother of Tom Colley, engineering coordinator for the Wood Brothers, Van Colley, Business Manager for Darrell Waltrip and Sue Colley, a pharmaceutical rep in Cleveland, Oh. She also leaves behind four grandchildren. Colley had been battling Alzheimer’s for the past 3 years. Sad News – “Cal” Johnson: Thomas Calvin Johnson, whose prominent career in the area racing circuit spanned four decades, died Tuesday.