Shane’s Flying Disc Show

You may have been re-directed to my photography page if you were looking for Shane’s Flying Disc Show.  Dream Weaver just blew me away.  I could only get so much help from Go Daddy before they refused to help me get through the hard parts of web pages, like connecting FTP sites with Dreamweaver and Go Daddy.

I am utilizing Facebook, FlickR, Youtube, Vimeo and WordPress to bring you Shane’s Flying Disc Show and Shane K. Smith Photography.  I have been a photographer and Flying Disc Thrower since elementary School.  I made my first money with a camera in High School and my first money with a Frisbee in 1978. I also made money by teaching Tennis since I was 13.  I am writing this in 2020.

I am going to set my menus up on my web pages so that Shane’s Flying Disc Show comes up first.  Then all my other stories will fill in alphabetically.

Thanks for showing up in here!

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As of 20200514, I temporarily deactivated Facebook so I could concentrate on this project. I’ll be back on Facebook soon. I am shooting for a return to Facebook by June 12, 2020.

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Charles David Simpson, R.I.P.



Charles “David” Simpson, 64, of Lexington, passed away Monday, July 11, 2022.

“He was born June 9, 1958, in Salisbury, to the late Charles P. Simpson, Jr. and Peggy Wallace Simpson. David was a 1976 graduate of South Rowan High School and began his employment career with Salisbury Fire Department before going to work for Chandler Concrete where he was a truck driver and retired after 30 years. He was a member and former Governor of Salisbury Moose Lodge and served as a volunteer with Locke Fire Department with his father. David loved sports and loved rooting for the Carolina Tarheels, Atlanta Braves, Washington Redskins, and Dale Earnhardt. He also loved to bowl and spent many years participating in bowling leagues. He was a talented baseball player and played all throughout his years in school. David also enjoyed gardening and did it as long as he could.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Debbie Simpson.

David is survived by his wife, Susan Pope Simpson; children, Nichole S. Wilson (Samuel) of Salisbury, Michael C. Haynes of Charleston, SC, and Shana Haynes of Lexington; sisters, Barbara Simpson Hill (Randy) of Salisbury and Brenda S. Miller of Salisbury; brothers-in-law, Phil Davis (Kim) of Statesville and Rick Pope (Judith) of Salisbury; grandchildren, Issac James of Rockwell, Bailey Haynes of Lexington, Braylin Haynes of Charleston, SC, Jaxan, Riley, and Kenzi Everhart of Lexington; special nieces and nephews, Tessa Tweed, Randy Hill, Greg Miller, Miranda Koontz, Brooke Koontz; and special aunt, Jackie Harrison.

The family will greet friends and relatives Sunday, July 17, 2:00 pm-2:45 pm at Powles Staton Funeral Home.

A memorial service will follow at 3:00 pm on Sunday, in the chapel of Powles Staton Funeral Home, with Rev. Michael Herring officiating.

Memorials may be made to Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House, 1229 Statesville Boulevard, Salisbury, NC 28144 or the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016.

Powles Staton Funeral Home of Rockwell is assisting the Simpson family. Online condolences may be made at http://www.powlesfuneralhome.com.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Charles, please visit our floral store.

Motorcycle BMW Sade RCR Longhorn Cattle

There is something about a bike that makes you wanna stop and check out the Longhorn Cattle! Oh home on the range. Where the BMW and Richard Childress’ long horn cattle play!

First week out. I need a helmet adjustment and I can’t keep the clutch side hand cover tight.

Mark Lynn Overcash R.I.P.

Thanks to Tammy Cook for the head’s up!

Mark Lynn Overcash

December 4, 1954 ~ June 18, 2022 (age 67)

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Mark Lynn Overcash, 67, of China Grove, passed away, Saturday, June 18, 2022 at his home.
He was born December 4, 1954, in Iredell Co. to Blondell Self Overcash and the late Demps Ray Overcash Sr.
Mark was a 1973 graduate of South Rowan High School. He also earned his Building Contractor’s License from Mitchell Community College. Mark was talented in many areas. He worked in home construction most of his life building and remodeling homes. Growing up Mark was a member of St. Enoch Lutheran Church in Enochville. After Mark retired, he explored multiple hobbies including pottery (in which he participated in shows with his art) and building fiddles and violins. Mark also continued his lifelong interest of music writing songs to his late wife and playing multiple instruments including drums, guitar, banjo, and bass guitar. Mark also loved fishing and hunting and loved the outdoors. Mark was well liked and will be missed by his friends and family.
Mark was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis Benfield Brosh, of 35 years, Phyllis passed away in February 2019, sister Frances Todd and her husband Tommy, nephews, Dana Overcash, Brent Overcash, niece, April Poteat and her husband Ben, also preceded him.
Those left to cherish his memory, his mother Blondell Self Overcash, two brothers, Demps Overcash (Ajai) and Randy Overcash (Ginger), sister and brother-in-law, Cathy and Ron Matthews, brother-in-law, Tony Benfield, nephews; Destry Overcash, Cameron Overcash, Jay Todd (Kim) and Mark Lefler (Melissa), also numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 23 at 3:00 PM at Whitley’s Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Demps Overcash officiating.
A visitation will be held prior to the service from 2-3 PM at Whitley’s Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be left at http://www.whitleysfuneralhome.com.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mark Lynn Overcash, please visit our floral store.


BMW R 1250 GS ADVENTURE, SADE in Mocksville. Caught Fishtail

I ain’t bragging or nothin’ but…


I haven’t done that since High School!

I hit 86 miles per hour without even trying hard!

I found Mocksville, NC the long way in no time at all! This small town has bands playing just off main Street on the weekends!

Insert Montrose here!

Get on your Bad Motor Scooter and Ride!

Sade (Char-Day)

Nothing can come between us!

BMW R 1250 GS Adventure!

Main Specs

  • Engine: 1254 cc Air/liquid-cooled 4-stroke flat twin engine.
  • Power: 136 HP.
  • Torque: 105 lbs-ft.
  • Wet Weight: 549 lbs (249 kg)
  • Seat Height: 33.5 in (850 mm) **Other options available.”

First Day New Tool! Much more to come! She cut through an amazing storm like butter with Fire engines , EMTs and Rescues squads called out in several counties. That’s the way I like it!

I will have thousands of photos in the near future. For now you can make fun of my High Water Jeans! I will have updates.

See Tunes below for Sade!

I must be dreaming!

Photos from Brandon and Andrew at BMW of Greensboro!

Thanks to Brandon Andrew and Jan for an incredible first day!

My wonderful wife is an Angel!

Riders of The Storm!



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In the past two days I ran into 2 different people that came to my aid. Both of those people had owned BMW’s or had them in their family. The first couple stopped after I asked them to take my photo. The kind Gentleman knew more about my camera and bike than I do. Today 20220724, My tripod fell off my bike and was dragging behind me. A good man flagged me down. When I pulled off to stop two really cool 20 something year old men stopped to help me tie it back down! Twenty years ago I dropped a Harley with my wife on it. Within two second a truck full of young bikers jumped out to help us lift it back up! I have guardian angels everywhere!

Someone I know hit 91 mph today, 20220726 for a few brief seconds. That someone has never been that fast on two wheels before.

There is this cool little cove close to the painted horses that I have always wanted to stop by and just sit or look! Today I just looked. i didn’t want to mess up the biology happening on the Stones!

Talk about Horse Power!

Yes, Sade is looking more and more like my bike. I have never owned a bag, a car, a van, a trailer or a motorcycle that I couldn’t over pack. I just hope I don’t impale myself or my wife on the portable step

I have now dropped my bike twice in my driveway for no particular reason. I did it on both sides. The crash bar saved my heads. The first time I picked the bike up by the book. I walked it up backwards. The second time I needed help. My neighbor Gary came to the rescue. He is about ten times stronger than I am and made it seem easy. I’ve watched every video possible on picking up a bike. They put the hurt on me by using vertically challenged females that pick the bike up with ease. Now I’ve dropped a Harley and a BMW. I’m a fairly dangerous man!

David Randall Pyatte, R.I.P.


David Randall Pyatte, Sr., of Jefferson City, passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2022, after years of declining health. He passed away from pneumonia. David was a Southern Baptist minister for 41 years, in NC, SC, and TN. He was a huge TN Vols fan, and loved Corvettes, Shelties, and helping people above all else. David loved his family and God, and was a beloved Pastor, husband, father, and papaw. David is survived by wife of 45 years, Cathy Pyatte; sons, David Randall Pyatte Jr., Joshua Dale Pyatte; daughter, Amanda D. Fields; 11 grandchildren; parents, Lonnie and Barbara Pyatte, of Bristol, VA; brothers, Mike and Scott Pyatte. The family wishes to thank the ICU nurses at Jefferson City Memorial Hospital.  A special thank you to Senior Citizens Home Assistance Jefferson County Office, Amy Coldwell, and special caregiver, Terri James. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations to be made in David’s honor to Sheltie Rescue of East Tennessee, PO Box 2354, Greenville, TN 37744

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of David Randall Pyatte Sr., please visit our floral store.


Claude Jeffrey McKnight, R.I.P.






Cremation Society of the Carolinas – Raleigh

2205 East Millbrook Road

Raleigh, NC


Claude Jeffrey McKnight, 64, of Clayton passed away on June 9, 2022. Claude was born in Salisbury, NC on May 1, 1958.

Claude is survived by his wife, Laura McKnight; his parents, M.D. & Maryann McKnight; sister, Scarlet McKnight; god-daughter, Ashley and her husband Juan Rendon; brother-in-law Rusty Riley; and sister-in-law, Karen Riley.


RIP Pistol Pete!

Bob Huston and Sueanne Crisafulli Huston


Life on the road is never easy, especially when you attempt the no frills Frisbee tour of the greater North East United States. Bob Huston and I did three months of shows together and hit 180 shows in probably 100 towns!  That means we worked our butts off.  Bob had a cool station wagon named Betsy!  You can’t appreciate the  beauty of a station wagon until you are between shows in a town and have no expenses left for hotels.  If we didn’t sell  tons of Mini-Frisbees we would have certainly starved but for a nice  couple that ordered too much Chinese food and  shared it all with us one night.

We were good together and the crowds loved us.  We found a  College town that was a Physical Education College, Brockport, NY!  There we met a disc player named Stephen Athenias

Sueanne Crisafulli Huston

and in turn ended up  meeting three awesome girls.  After the first night Bob had a giant grin on his face and was jumping down the street pumping his fist in the air “YES! YES! YES!   SHE IS THE ONE!”  Bob found the woman of his dreams in Suanne Crisafulli and got happily married.

One show in particular near the town of Brockport was close enough that  Sueanne and her two room mates made an appearance  at the very end of the show.  It was perfect.  Bob and I did a great job at the show and we were both plastered up against the wall signing autographs for the entire school and in walks three Smoking Hot College Ladies in large brimmed hats and they were headed our way!  I’m glad Bob is still alive to back that up!

Bob and Sueanne went on with their careers and Bob eventually ended up working for Discraft!

Recently this month of May in 2022 He  and Sueanne both were inducted into the Michigan Disc Golf Hall of fame.

Congratulations Bob and Sueanne!

Awesome memory from Sueanne!

Update: Betsy only had an AM radio. The AM stations back in the day only played one song ALL DAY LONG! The song was Heart Ache Tonight! There is going to be a Heart Ache tonight I know!

Dell Guthrie, R.I.P.

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“Guthrie, Jr., Douglas O’Dell

December 12, 1952 – May 19, 2022

Douglas O’Dell Guthrie, Jr., 69, of Winston-Salem, NC, died peacefully on May 19, 2022.

“Dell,” as he was best known to his countless friends, was born in Goldsboro, NC, to Maude Rains Parrish Guthrie and Douglas O’Dell Guthrie. The second of four siblings, Dell was preceded in death by his parents and brother, William (Bill) D. Guthrie.

Dell is survived by his daughter, Angela G. Lynn (Dan), and grandchildren Megan M. and Ryan R. Lynn of Ft. Worth, Texas; daughter Melissa G. Joiner (David) and grandchildren Brian, Adam, Jonathan and Clara of Wake Forest, NC; sibling Charles H. Guthrie (Jeanne), nephew Peter Guthrie of Hillsborough, NC and niece Ari Harris (Paul) of Mount Pleasant, Michigan; sibling Jack N. Guthrie (Vera) of Walkertown, NC; maternal aunt Lillian P. Kimrey of High Point, NC; and best friend, and “musical brother,” Ray Allegrezza of Trinity, NC, and scores of much-loved friends and fellow musicians; and to quote Dell, “the love of my life,” his life partner, Deborah Mills and family; daughter Kate (Ali) Kapps, whose children Emma and Max Skipper adored their “GranDell,” and son John Mills of Venice, Florida.

Dell is survived by his cat, NaFloyd Scott, who was a great comfort to Dell the past 4 years.

Dell was a unique blend of true Southern gentleman, Renaissance man, and rhythm and blues powerhouse. He had the rare ability to fix anything with a turn of his wrench while being equally adept when turning a phrase when writing or performing one of his many original songs.

His powerful and soulful voice made him a favorite of audiences throughout the state as well as with the scores of talented musicians that had the privilege and pleasure of playing music with him.

Dell truly was a man who lived life on his own terms and never lost his curiosity of people, places and things. Not surprisingly, as a young man with more than a touch of wanderlust, he traveled the country from coast to coast and experienced everything from joining a traveling carnival to living in a commune in Maltby, Washington.

Dell had three goals in life and was blessed to achieve each one of them–he owned his own business, Serco Engines, he built and enjoyed a hot rod car, and was the frontman for a host of popular and sought-after bands.

While many knew Dell as a gifted singer, songwriter and performer, that was only his public persona.

When not performing, Dell loved to spend time with Deborah enjoying their diverse interest or in his shop working with his hands. Dell’s varied interests included woodworking, welding, chopping wood, feeding wild birds, gardening and cooking.

Dell loved life, Deborah, family, friends and music. He was a man who faced life’s challenges with strength, dignity, and above all, a remarkable sense of humor and wit.

The family wishes to acknowledge and thank the caring staff of Trellis Supportive Care, both in home and Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.

In lieu of flowers, Deborah and Dell’s family ask that friends continue to support your local musicians by visiting their tip jars frequently and generously in memory of Dell.

A celebration of Dell’s life will be held at a later date.

Published by Winston-Salem Journal on May 22, 2022.

To plant trees in memory, please visit the Sympathy Store.”

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