KANNAPOLIS Lydia Ruth Thomas McCartney, born Feb. 17, 1951, to the late Floyd Clifton Thomas and Marceline Lomax Thomas, passed away Friday, June 7, 2019, with family by her side. Lydia leaves behind her loving husband, Harry J. McCartney; her son, Jeremy Cox and wife, Cassandra; her daughters, Michelle Hilton and husband, Brent and Paula Rankin; and grandchildren, Isaiah Cox, Monica Hilton, Caleb Rankin, Liam Cox and Eleanor Cox, who were the loves of her life. Lydia was formerly married to the late Ed Cox for almost 44 years. A private graveside service will be held Saturday June 15, 11 a.m., at Cabarrus Memorial Gardens, 3892 Hwy 73 E., Concord, NC 28025. Lydia was a beautiful lady with a smile to light up any room. She loved crafts, spending time with her grandchildren, flowers, and making gifts for loved ones. She will be missed by all that knew her. Cabarrus Funeral Cremation & Cemetery of Concord is serving the McCartney Family.