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Martha Abee (Barkley)

October 24th, 1943 - February 13th, 2021

Class of 1960

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Martha Ann Barkley Abee, age 77 of Lincolnton, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Frye Regional Medical Center. Martha was born October 24, 1943 in Lincoln County to the late John Walter Barkley and Edith Wease Lowe. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David Abee; a sister; and two brothers.

She is survived by:

Daughter: Annette L. Sutton and husband Rocky of Maiden

2 Sons: Terry Lowman and wife Teresa of Maiden, Ron Abee and wife Crystal of Claremont

7 Grandchildren, 4 Great-Grandchildren


2 Sisters (Harriet & Jackie) and a brother(Edward)

No services will be held.

Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Abee family.
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Danny Abernathy

Class of 1970

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Steve Abernathy

- - September 28th, 1992

Class of 1967

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From Joanna ( Cronland) West on March 28th, 2015
Man! Steve and I went through school together, and I remember him in grade school....he was MY COUSIN !! per my mother...distantly. Therefore, he was special to me, but probably never knew it! How sad that we miss the opportunities to tell people what they mean to us! Miss you, Steve.
 
From Johnny Whitesides on April 27th, 2013
I loved you like a brother!  I remember the last time I seen you, was in your Macro truck and you waved good-bye.   Boy, if we didn't have some good times together, but its probably best that I don't let others know.  You have and will always be in heart. 
Johnny Whitesides
 
From Vickey A. Lewis on March 25th, 2013
Steve will forever be on my mind and in my heart. I have some wonderful memories of my dearly beloved brother!
 
From Vickey Abernathy Lewis on February 26th, 2013
Best brother ever! I miss and love you so very much! ! !
 
From Vickey Abernathy Lewis on February 19th, 2013
The best brother ever!
 
From Peggy Turner on November 28th, 2012
Never a dull moment when Steve was around.  He was always laughing about something.
 

Elizabeth Abernethy (Hampton)

- - August 12th, 2001

Class of 1967

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Linda Absher (LIttle)

February 5th, 1950 - February 5th, 2018

Class of 1969

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Linda Little Absher, 68, passed away on Monday, February 5, 2018, while at Caromont Regional Medical Center. She was born February 5, 1950 in Lincoln County, Daughter to the late Ernest and Willie Reynolds Little
Linda worked as a manager for the Economy Craft Shop for 35 years.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Sandy Gibbs, and her brother, Jerry Little.
Left to cherish her memories is her husband of 45 years, Michael Absher of the home; sons, Michael Steven Absher & wife Elizabeth of Bessemer City; and Christopher Jason Absher & wife Jessica of Belmont; sister, Wanda Bullock and husband Eddie of Lincolnton; grandchildren, Sullivan, Sadie, Stella, Shepherd, Gavin, Shelby, and Graham; numerous nieces and nephews.
Her family will receive friends Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Family Life Center of First Wesleyan Church, Bessemer City.
To offer condolences, please visit www.siskbutler.com 
Arrangements by Sisk-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Bessemer City.

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Gary Alexander

July 7th, 1951 - October 13th, 2021

Class of 1970

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Gary Boggs Alexander
( July 7, 1951 - October 13, 2021 )
Gary Boggs Alexander, age 70, of Lincolnton, died Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at Carolina Caring in Sherrills Ford.
 
A graveside service will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 18, 2021 at Hollybrook Cemetery, with Pastor Wayne Brittain officiating.

Gary was born on July 7, 1951 and was the son of late Jay C. Alexander, Sr. and Sybil Alexander Beaver.

He is survived by brother; Jay C. Alexander Jr. and wife Sandra of Sherrills Ford, nephew, Shane Alexander and wife Sherry of Denver, NC; two great nieces, Avery Alexander and Storey Alexander.

Memorials may be made to Carolina Caring, 7473 Sherrills Ford Rd Suite A, Sherrills Ford, NC 28673.

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Neil Edgar Allran

June 17th, 1951 - December 21st, 2019

Class of 1969

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Neil Edgar Allran
( June 17, 1951 - December 21, 2019 )
Neil Edgar Allran, age 68, of Lincolnton, passed from his earthly home to his new home in Heaven on Saturday, December 21, 2019.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. Michael Collins officiating.  The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1:00 until 2:30 p.m. in the North Wing.  A reception will follow the service.

Neil was born June 17, 1951, in Lincoln County, to the late Cecil Edgar Allran and Lena Belle Travis Allran.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Steve Martin.  At an early age, Neil worked as a surveyor and then continued his work in commercial construction throughout his career.  Most recently, he was Operations Manager for Ratzlaff Construction in Charlotte.  

“Uncle Neil” was a hero to all of his nieces and nephews.  Through the years, we all enjoyed his humor, companionship, and most of all, his love.  Any activity that we had the chance to participate in with him was always a lot of fun.  He had a heart of gold and cherished spending time with his family and friends.  

Those who will forever cherish his memory are his daughter, Kiley Allran Donnell, and husband William; two granddaughters, Arlee and Arden Donnell; his sisters, Emily Robinson, and husband Ben, and Cecelia Driscoll, and husband, Paul, all of Lincolnton; his very special nephews, Paul Neil Robinson, and Will Warren, and wife Nori; and numerous other cousins, nieces, nephews, and special friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, HVAC or Stained Glass Window Projects, 216 S. Aspen Street, Lincolnton, NC  28092.

 

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Tommy Andrews

May 9th, 1949 - March 1st, 1996

 Class of 1967

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Ronnie Anthony

July 3rd, 1947 - August 3rd, 2017

Cherryville - Mr. Ronnie Eugene Anthony, 70, passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

Ronnie was born in Lincoln County, NC on July 3, 1947. He grew up in the Long Shoals community a son of the late Harold E. "Tooney" Anthony and Evelyn Cloer Anthony. Ronnie was retired as a supervisor from Timken in Iron Station. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Cherryville, the Cherryville Masonic Lodge #505 A.F. & A.M. and Cherryville Chapter #156 Order of the Eastern Star where he served as Past Worthy Patron.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Pam Eaker Anthony of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Heidi Anthony-Cash and Chad; a son and daughter-in-law, Wesley Anthony and Angie; two granddaughters, Alli and Alexandra Anthony; mother-in-law, Vera S. Eaker; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Danny and Judy Eaker all of Cherryville.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00PM on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Joe Collins, D.Min, officiating.

The family will receive friends and have a reception following the service in the fellowship hall. 

Burial will be Private.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 601 N. Pink Street, Cherryville, NC 28021. 

Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home is serving the Anthony family.

 

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From MELBA FINLEY on July 23rd, 2021
Remember you well from Grammer School. Always thought a lot of you. You and my brother were in school together. But I loved your teasing and chasing you on the playground. 
 

Dianne Armstrong (Reep)

February 27th, 1949 - March 3rd, 2015

Class of 1968

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Dianne Reep Armstrong
( February 27, 1949 - March 3, 2015 )
Dianne Reep Armstrong, age 66, of 3250 Pine Tree Street in Lincolnton, died on Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

Her funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2015, at Long Shoals Baptist Church with Rev. Ken Gibson and Rev. Charles Ingle officiating. The body will lie in state for 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Pisgah United Methodist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Warlick Funeral Home.

Mrs. Armstrong was born February 27, 1949, in Lincoln county, to the late J.B. Reep, Sr. and Bonnie Radford Reep. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Monroe Reep. She worked as an assembler for Dallas Pillow Company. 

She is survived by her husband, Darrel Gene Armstrong of the home; a son, Timothy Armstrong of Lexington, NC; a brother, J.B. Reep, Jr. of Hendersville, NC; two sisters, Shelia Payseur and Elaine Canipe, both of Lincolnton; four grandchildren, Timothy C. Armstrong of Crouse, Elijah Armstrong and Kennedy Armstrong, both of Lexington, NC, and Amber Pate of Boone, NC 

Memorials may be made to Long Shoals Baptist Church, “Home Mission Fund”, 2988 Long Shoals Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092.
 

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Frank Armstrong, Jr.

November 20th, 1947 - January 3rd, 2016

Class of 1968 (also attended some classes with 1967 group)

 

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Frank Armstrong, Jr.
( November 20, 1947 - January 3, 2016 )
Mr. Frank Armstrong Jr. age 68 of  Freeman Road Lincolnton died on January 3, 2016.

Funeral services will be held 2:00pm Wednesday January 6, 2016 in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Michael Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Hollybrook Cemetery in Lincolnton. The family will receive friends 6:00pm until 8:00pm Tuesday at Warlick funeral Home.

Mr. Armstrong was a native of Lincoln County, born on November 20, 1947, son of the late Frank and Virginia Freeman Armstrong Sr. He was employed by Rhodes and Corrhier Implement Co. for 38 yrs. and also worked as a security guard for Mohican Mills. Mr. Armstrong was also a member of the Lincoln County Life Saving Crew for many years.

Survivors include: sister, Brenda Bradshaw and husband Steve of Lincolnton; aunt Dot Martin of Lincolnton; brother-in-law Jerry Smith of Maiden; and a number of nephews and nieces.

Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church Stain Glass Window Fund 216 South Aspen Street Lincolnton, N.C. 28092.

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Steve Arrington

June 22nd, 1952 - September 11th, 2010

 Class of 1970

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From Tom Froneberger on May 25th, 2020
Steve died 11 Sept 2010, exactly nine years after 9/11. 
 
From Tom Froneberger on May 25th, 2020
Image Solid as a rock friend: strong, modest yet powerful, and caring. Never heard of Steve saying anything negative to a friend, just encouragement. My fault to have lost contact. Froney 
 

Linda Aschbrenner (Huss)

November 25th, 1946 - July 31st, 2020

Class of 1964

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Linda Huss Aschbrenner passed away peacefully at home on July 31, 2020 with her husband by her side, after a long and valiant battle with lung cancer. She was born on November 25, 1946, in Shelby, North Carolina, to the late Nadine Ellis Huss Brown and the late Kemp Donald Huss. She grew up in Lincolnton, NC.
Linda graduated from UNCG in 1969. She was proud of her Southern heritage and was a member and officer of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Johnston Pettigrew Chapter No. 95 in Raleigh. She retired from Bayer Crop Science RTP in 2011, and continued contracting with several crop protection companies until April 2019. Linda was a giving person, financially supporting many worthwhile organizations such as the North Carolina Art Museum and North Carolina Public Television. She also volunteered as a Girl Scout leader for over eight years, volunteered at her church, and volunteered in the library at Leesville Middle School.
She is survived by her loving husband, Don Aschbrenner; daughters Laura Chapman Smith (Jeff), Raleigh; Jennifer Aschbrenner Schultheis (Paul), Westminster, MD; and Kristen Aschbrenner Dubovec (Jim), Emerald Isle, NC; and four grandchildren who were the lights of her life; Kylie Smith, Taylor Schultheis, Tucker Schultheis, and Palmer Grace Dubovec. She is also survived by a brother, Kemp Huss (Pam), Bath, NC.
Linda’s greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. She had a wonderful sense of adventure and she and her husband traveled extensively, both around the world and in the US. They loved nature and the beauty of the National Parks. Their goal was to visit as many National Parks as possible; they visited 26 parks and admired the beauty in each of them. She and her husband loved relaxing at their beach cottage on Holden Beach, where she was actively involved with the local community as a past board member of the Holden Beach Property Owners Association Board of Directors, and a member of the Holden Beach Chapel.
The family extends its deep gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Copeland and her team at Rex Oncology Center in Raleigh. Dr. Copeland and her team provided excellent care and counseling during the time Linda was undergoing treatment for this aggressive cancer. The family is grateful to Heartland Hospice Care in Raleigh, whose care was very calming and allowed Linda to be at peace.
A private interment of her ashes will be held at Highland United Methodist Church for the immediate family. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a celebration of life will take place at Mitchell Funeral Home at a future date. Memorials may be made to Highland United Methodist Church, 1901 Ridge Road Raleigh, NC, 27607 or to the Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund, 4505 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh, NC, 27609.

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Roy Ashe

 Class of 1969

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Lester "Bud" Auton

April 18th, 1945 - September 21st, 2018

Class of 1964

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Lester Dean "Bud" Auton
( April 18, 1945 - September 21, 2018 )
Lester Dean “Bud” Auton, age 73, of 814 Buffalo Shoals Road in Lincolnton, died on Friday, September 21, 2018.
A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2018 in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Justin Houser officiating.   The family will greet friends following the service. 
Mr. Auton was born April 18, 1945, in Lincoln County, to the late Lester Kendell and Catherine Cody Auton.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Terry Kendell Auton.  He served in the United States Army and then later worked in golf course maintenance. 
He is survived by his wife of almost 51 years, Sandra Sherrill Auton of the home; a son, Terry Scott Auton of Lincolnton; grandsons, Lukas Dylan Auton, Benjamin Scott Auton, and his twin sister, Catherine “Pat” Annas, and husband Phillip, of Granite Falls; three nephews, Phillip Ray Annas, Jr., and wife Wendy, of Media, PA, Kim Ray Annas, and wife Andrea, of Hillsborough, NC, and Terry Kendell Auton, Jr. of Lincolnton; great-nephews, Christopher Annas of Media, PA and Samuel Annas of Hillsborough, NC; and great-niece, Meredith Annas of Hillsborough, NC.
Memorials may be made to Risen Church Building Fund, 571 Salem Church Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092, or to Hospice of Lincoln County, 900 Dontia Drive, Lincolnton, NC 28092.
The family would like to thank the staff of Hospice of Lincoln County for their caring and compassion for our family member.

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Michael Avery

Class of 1964

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From Becky Gibson on March 12th, 2021
I will never forget you, Michael. It's hard to believe you are gone. I'd love to sit on the old bugy.seat and talk to you again.
Thank you for being the Father figure to my son. You are surely missed.....
Becky
 
From Kelley Cornwell on January 22nd, 2015
Miss you Mike
 

Allen Aycoth

September 29th, 1943 - April 9th, 2021

Class of 1963

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Reverend Allen Anderson Aycoth, 77, of Gastonia, NC passed away Friday, April 9, 2021, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center, Gastonia, NC.
He was born September 29, 1943, in Mecklenburg County, NC, son of the late Cliford Aycoth and Rachel Carpenter Aycoth.
Allen attended Welcome Baptist Church in Stanley NC, he was an ordained Minister having a online radio broadcast called “Back to Calvary”. He also was a ham operator; his call sign was KI4JSM. He also loved to fish.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son Darrell Aycoth.
Left to cherish his memories are his wife of over 23 years, Nancy Hodge Aycoth; daughter Teresa Edwards and husband David; stepsons, Allen and Glen Swink; stepdaughter Ann Pearson and husband Randy; seven step-grandchildren, and 20 step great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at Greene Funeral Service, South Chapel, 1503 South York Road, Gastonia, NC. 3 pm Friday, April 16.  Pastors George Miller and Cecil Spry will be officiating.
Memorials may be made to Welcome Baptist Church, 811 Manney Rd. Stanley, NC 28164.
 

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James Bailey

December 14th, 1948 - June 16th, 2010

Class of 1966

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James Franklin Bailey, Sr.
James Franklin Bailey, Sr., 61, of Hickory, passed away on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at his residence.
Born December 14, 1948 in Huntington, W.Va., he was the son of the late Verna Scarborough and Denver Bailey.
Mr. Bailey was a retired employee of Wal-Mart in Conover and a member of Joy Baptist Church. He loved his family and was a racing fan. He also spent time as a race car driver.
He is survived by his wife, Dianne Franklin Bailey of the home; sons: James Bailey, Jr. and wife Pam of Lincolnton, Kenneth Bailey and wife Rebecca of Hickory, Rick Franklin and wife Susan of Taylorsville; daughters: Chasity Huffman and husband Chad of Hickory, Courtney Berry of Hickory, Patty Kump of Asheville, Teresa Starnes and husband Larry of Claremont; sister, Betty Bailey of Iron Station; thirteen grandchildren: Josh, Brooke, Dylan James, Daniel, Zackery, and Zoie Bailey; Crystal and Monica Kump; Dalton Franklin, Ashley Day, Lori and Jennifer Powell, and Colby Lail; aunt, Elizabeth Bryant of Lincolnton; cousin, Roger Bryant of Lincolnton; and nephew, Shane Poole and wife Jessica of Lincolnton.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 19, 2010 at Joy Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Shook officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Palliative Care Center & Hospice of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658 or Joy Baptist Church, 4015 Herman Sipe Rd., Conover, NC 28613.
On-line condolences may be left for the family at www.bass-smithfuneralhome.com.
Bass-Smith Funeral Home is serving the family of James Franklin Bailey, Sr.

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Billy Ray Baker

July 16th, 1942 - May 4th, 2013

Class of 1962

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Mr. Billy Ray Baker, age 70, of 1337 Pressley Drive, Lincolnton died Saturday, May 4, 2013.
 
His funeral will be 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at Long Shoals Wesleyan Church with Rev. Jon Mann officiating. Burial will follow in the PisgahUnited Methodist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday at Warlick Funeral Home.
 
Mr. Baker was born on July 16, 1942 in GastonCounty and was the son of the late Robert Ray Baker and Drucilla Ray Baker.  He retired as a machinist from Sherman Textiles.
 
Mr. Baker is survived by his wife, Brenda Kinley Baker of the home; two daughters, Laura Baxter Munday of Cherryville and Mindy Baker of Lincolnton; three grandsons, Nic and Matt Baxter and Cameron Baker.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to LongShoals Wesleyan Church  or to the Long ShoalsWesleyan Academy, both of 3032 Wesleyan Church Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

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Joyce Baker (Lawing)

November 17th, 1941 - September 27th, 2001

Class of 1960

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 Joyce Lawing Baker, of #5 Sommerton Dr., died Sept. 27, 2001. A funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Warlick Funeral Home Chapel, Lincolnton. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 until 8:30 tonight at the funeral home.

She was born in Lincoln County.

Survivors include her husband, James W. Baker; her mother and father, Ada P. Lawing and Gaither Lawing, both of Lincolnton; two brothers, Howard Lawing, and Vernon Lawing, both of Lincolnton; two sisters, Ruth Little of Lincolnton, and Brenda Pearce of Denver.

Memorials may be made to the ITP Society of the Children s Blood Foundation, 333 E. 38th St. Suite 830, New York, N.Y. 10016-2745.

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Fran Ballard (Chapman)

- - March 25th, 2015

Class of 1966

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Frances Chapman Ballard
( April 3, 1948 - March 25, 2015 )
Frances “Fran” Chapman Ballard, age 66, of 218 N. Dotger Avenue in Charlotte, died on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2015, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Rick Sloop officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:45 until 1:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Ballard was born April 3, 1948, in Lincoln county, to the late Stowe Henry and Helen Stamey Chapman. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Randy Chapman.

Fran was a devoted wife and an inspiration to many. She loved her family unconditionally along with her four cats. She enjoyed spending time with her family and taking trips to the beach. Fran was also a respected CPA in Charlotte for 40 years and owned her own firm for 15 years. She will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Fred “Pudgy” Ballard of the home; three sisters-in-law, Joan Chapman of Vale, Beckie B. Mitchem and husband Terry of Cary, and Sharon B. Burns of Charlotte; nieces, Kellie C. Dellinger and husband Ruskin of Vale and Kelly B. Simon and husband Jason of Charlotte; nephews, Duff Chapman and wife Whitney of Raleigh, Lee Chapman and wife Allison of Lincolnton, Mark Mitchem and wife Kristin of Lawrenceville, GA, and Jonathan Mitchem of Raleigh; and a number of great-nieces and great-nephews.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1901 Brunswick Avenue, Suite 100, Charlotte NC 28207, or to the Arthritis Foundation, Carolinas Chapter, 4530 Park Road, Suite 230, Charlotte, NC 28209.

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From Joanna West ( Cronland) on March 28th, 2015
Fran and I were high school cheerleaders together...I always have thought she was a beautiful person, and I wish we had spent lots of time together these last number of years,    as I have, also, lived in Charlotte! She was a very special person, and I miss her. Let this be a lesson for us all....don't hesitate to take a little time, or occasion, to spend time with someone you like, and miss. We never know when our opportunities are past. Pudge, we love you. Fran is out of all pain, and definity in a better place. Take care of yourself...

Joanna (Cronland) West
 

Gwendolyn "Gwen" Ballard (Eaker)

November 17th, 1950 - March 18th, 2021

Class of 1969

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Gwendolyn Eaker Ballard
( November 17, 1950 - March 18, 2021 )
Gwendolyn Eaker Ballard, age 70, of The Shelby Manor in Shelby and formerly of Lincolnton, died on Thursday, March 18, 2021.

Gwen was born November 17, 1950, in Lincoln County, to the late David Eaker, Sr. and Gail Gaffney Eaker.  She worked as a caretaker.

She is survived by two sons, Kyle Ballard (Natasha) of Iron Station, Jeff Lawing (Shanda) of Lincolnton; five grandchildren, Frank, Chris, Kyleigh, Katie and Allison; and a sister, Rhona Eaker Cathey of Weaverville, NC and a number of nephews and nieces.

A committal service will be held at a later date in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

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Jerry Buzzy Ballard

- - December 14th, 1975

 Class of 1967

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From Tommy Holbrooks on November 15th, 2012
Buzzy and I were very good friends. Played baseball together in Little League, and pall'ed around for a number of years. I still occasionally ride by his house very nearr Asbury School. A life ended much too soon.
God bless you Buzzy.
Tommy
 

Lillie Mae Ballard

January 13th, 1947 - May 10th, 2018

Class of 1965

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Lillie Mae Ballard, age 71, of Charlotte, passed away on May 10 after a long illness.     She is survived by two sisters, Elizabeth Dalton of Seattle and Rhonda Hedspeth of Charlotte, and two nephews, Brian and Brigham Hedspeth.    

A memorial gathering will be held in early June.     Details will be available at Warlick Funeral Home's website.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or Hospice of North Carolina.

Lilli Mae  grew up in Lincolnton and, after graduating from Lincolnton High School in 1965, pursued her dream of being a registered nurse.     She had a fulfilling career at Presbyterian Medical Center that spanned 37 years and included many honors and accomplishments, including overseeing the opening of the first Oncology Unit at Presbyterian.

She was a beloved daughter, sister, aunt, friend and caregiver to many.   She was loved by everyone who had the good fortune to know her and she will forever be in our hearts.

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Mary Linda Ballard (Helms)

 Class of 1965

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From Lisa Lail on October 6th, 2013
You would be sooooo proud of your grandkids. They are all beautiful. You are missed everyday by us all.
 

Ronnie "Eddie" Ballard

October 1st, 1942 - July 2nd, 2014

Class of 1961

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( October 1, 1942 - July 2, 2014 )
Mr. Ronnie "Eddie" Ballard, age 71, of the Brian Center, and formerly of the Heath House in Lincolnton, died on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 7, 2014, at Forest Lawn Cemetery with Rev. Ken Jones officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 until 10:30 a.m. on Monday at Warlick Funeral Home.

Mr. Ballard was born October 1, 1942, in Lincoln County, to the late James Edgar and Delcia Sneed Ballard.He was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Ballard. He worked in furniture manufacturing. 

He is survived by a son, Ronnie Ballard of Lincolnton; three brothers, David L. Ballard and wife Jackie of Long Shoals, Donald Ballard and wife Jean, and Bill Ballard and wife Carolyn, all of Lincolnton; and his nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.

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Suzanne Ballard (Ramseur)

August 9th, 1952 - March 30th, 2021

Class of 1970

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Suzanne Gayle Ramseur Ballard
( August 9, 1952 - March 30, 2021 )
Suzanne Ramseur Ballard, age 68, of North Aspen Street in Lincolnton, died on Tuesday, March 30, 2021.

Services will be private.

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Cynthia Barber

 Class of 1970

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Kenneth Barger

Class of 1960
 

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Saida Elizabeth Barineau

Class of 1961

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Rosemary Barker (Kennedy)

September 11th, 1945 - December 23rd, 2010

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Mrs. Rosemary Kennedy Barker, age 65, passed away on Thursday, December 23, 2010, after a long illness. She was preceded in death by her parents James Milton Kennedy and Mary Helen Modlin Kennedy, maternal grandparents B.M. and Jessie Dellinger Modlin, all of Lincolnton, paternal grandparents Duncan R. and Beulah Hartsell Kennedy of Oakboro, N.C., aunt, Betty E. Modlin and uncles, William (Bill) W. Modlin and Eugene (Gene) D. Modlin and Robert (Bob) Modlin, all of Lincolnton. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Leon J. Barker of Lincolnton; two daughters, Melissa L. Barker and Melanie B. Carter, both of Lincolnton; sister and brother-in-law, Sandra K. Dowd and Roy Clinton Dowd, of Metter, Ga.; three grandchildren, Kaitlyn M. Carter, Campbell J. and Carrington R. Barker, all of Lincolnton; nephew, Corey Carpenter, of Metter, Ga.; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Rosa and Dwight Barker of Roaring River, N.C. and their many beloved family members. Mrs. Barker was a native of Albemarle, N.C., and lived in Oakboro, N.C., before moving to Lincolnton at the age of five. She was a graduate of High Point College in 1966, where she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. She was employed by the State of N.C. for 30 years, working primarily in Gastonia and Charlotte, N.C., where she retired as a field tax auditor with the Employment Security Commission. Mrs. Barker was a member of First United Methodist Church of Lincolnton. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, sister-in-law and friend. She loved her family very much and was an integral part of all of their lives. Her favorite activities included those that involved family (watching her 13 year old granddaughter, Kaitlynn, dance at competitions, watching her 3 year old grandson, Campbell, play soccer, or watching her 1 year old granddaughter, Carrington, discover the world around her) and reading. Her three grandchildren adored their Mimi�

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Charles Jerry Barkley

July 30th, 1943 - June 15th, 2014

Class of 1961

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Charles Jerry Barkley, age 70, of 110 McCleave Street in China Grove, passed away.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 21, 2014, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service.

Mr. Barkley was born July 30, 1943, in Lincoln County, to the late Joseph Van and Louise Dellinger Barkley. He was the owner/photographer of Barkley Studios, and also a photographer for Lincoln Times-News and retired from Yellow Freight.

He is survived by a daughter, Malinda Barkley of Cornelius; two brothers, Fred Barkley of Raleigh and David Barkley of Wilmington; two sisters, Susan Hester of Lincolnton and Debbie Vance of Jacksonville, FL; friend, Kelly Pierce Rosales; and his very special K-9 companions.

Memorials may be made to Christian Ministry of Lincoln County, PO Box 423, Lincolnton, NC 28093.

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From Jim (Horse) Hoyle on April 3rd, 2017
Have some very good memories with Jerry (& Jackie Pohill) in our sports car club (60 members) and sport car functions.  A good friend always ...no matter what predictment I got him into!  Rest in heavenly peace my friend  ...
 

L. C. Barkley

1947 - 1964

Class of 1965

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Mike Barkley

April 11th, 1951 - December 8th, 2019

Class of 1969

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Harold Michael “Boo Boo” Barkley, age 68, of Candice Court, passed away peacefully at home Sunday December 8, 2019. He was born April 11, 1951 in Lincoln County to the late John Walter and Edith Wease Lowe Barkley.
 
Mike enjoyed restoring old cars. He participated with the New Year’s Shooters for many years. He also was retired from the City of Cherryville Public Works. Mike loved his family and will be dearly missed.
 
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Doris Poole.
 
Left to cherish his memory is loving wife of 21 years, Jannette Hicks Barkley; daughter, Brandy Sipe (T.J.) of Lincolnton; stepsons, John Oxentine (Paula) of Boone, and James Oxentine (Norma) of Cherryville; step-daughter, Teresa Jones (Gene Ray) of Sharon, SC.; brother, Edward Barkley; sisters, Harriet Smith, Jackie Lockman, and Martha Abee; 7 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.
 
 
His family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Tuesday December 10, 2019 at Carpenter-Porter Funeral & Cremation Services.
 
Burial will be private.
 
Memorials may be sent to the family.

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Dixie Barnes

- - August 29th, 2003

Class of 1961

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Donnie Ruth Barnes (Bailey)

June 30th, 1947 - July 4th, 2015

Class of 1965

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Donnie Bailey Barnes

MOORE, S.C. — Donnie Bailey Turbeville Barnes, 68, of Moore, SC, died Saturday, July 4, 2015 at Rosecrest. Born June 30, 1947, in Gaston County, NC, reared in Lincolnton, NC, she was the daughter of Donie Shults Denton of Lincolnton, NC and the late Morrison (Bill) L. Bailey.

Donnie was a 1965 graduate of Lincolnton High School and held several degrees from USC-Columbia. She retired from BMW as a manager of Customs Compliance. She was also a member of Joy Lutheran Church.

Survivors in addition to her mother are her husband, Edward N. Barnes; step-father, Carroll Denton of Lincolnton; daughter, Kelly McDill (Howard) of Asheville; son, Michael Kiser of Wilmington; step-daughters, Stephanie Marshall of Illinois and Monica Gray (Dr. Ronald) of Spartanburg, S.C.; brothers, Michael Bailey (Judy) of Taylorville and Stephen Bailey (Jeannie) of Vale; 14 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 2:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at Joy Lutheran Church, 3980 Moore-Duncan Hwy., Moore, SC 29369. Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m., at the Church, conducted by the Rev. Lane Bembenek. Burial will be in Westwood Memorial Gardens, 6101 Reidville Road, Moore, SC 29369 immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Joy Lutheran Church Building Fund, 3980 Moore-Duncan Hwy., Moore, SC 29369.

An online guest register is available at www.floydmortuary.com.

Floyd’s North Church St. Chapel is serving the Barnes family.

 

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Rentha Barrett (Mace)

 Class of 1963

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From Rachel Hill on February 14th, 2013
How sad to learn that Rentha is gone. I will always remember her slow, sweet smile and compassion for others.
 

Herbert (Herbie) Battle

- - October 16th, 1998

Class of 1965

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From Mike Parrott on December 31st, 2017

Saturday, the 30th would have been Herb’s 71st birthday, he was my best friend, he was every bit my brother. Let me clear something up that I have heard and bothers me a great deal, Herb died of a massive heart attack. We were leaning back on the front fender of my car, making plans for the next day, when he fell over, almost knocking me down. He was gone.  Stress!  My best memory, I have a lot, was “that’s the damn crooked-ist stick I have ever seen” and a little later that night “the moon is ossiscillating”.   Slick, one day we will see that moon ossiscillate again.  I think about you every day, I tell a Herb story just about every week.  I have thought about you a lot today, New Year’s Eve, I love ya brother and I miss ya.  

 
From Debbie Wilkinson Woods on October 9th, 2013
Herbie was a very dear friend, one of a kind and one of the nicest people I have ever known.  He was like a brother and we had great times together.  Miss him and loved him very much.
 
 
From Susie Wilkinson on November 14th, 2012
He was like a brother, and we all miss him so much.
 

Nancy Baucom (Stallings)

October 18th, 1943 - August 29th, 2011

 Class of 1962

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Ernest Baxter

August 29th, 1946 - November 7th, 2020

Class of 1965

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Ernest Yancey Baxter
( August 29,1946 - November 7, 2020 )
Mr. Ernest Yancey Baxter, age 74, of Lincolnton, passed away on Saturday, November 7, 2020.

A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at Hollybrook Cemetery.  His body will lie in state at Warlick Funeral Home from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 9, 2020.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the family will not be present during this time.

Mr. Baxter was born on August 29, 1946 and was the son of the late Brodis Crouse Baxter, Sr. and Ruth McMurry Baxter.  He was also preceded in death by his daughter and only child, Lisa, and two sisters, Sybil Baxter and Dorothy Weaver. He was retired from Timken.

Mr. Baxter is survived by his wife: Frances P. Baxter of the home; one sister, Connie Baxter of Springfield, IL and one brother, Brodis C. Baxter, Jr. of Vale.

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Burley Franklin Beal

October 12th, 1940 - February 20th, 2018

Class of 1961

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Burley Franklin Beal
( October 12, 1940 - February 20, 2018 )
Mr. Burley Franklin Beal, age 77, of Hill Road in Lincolnton, died on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

His funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday February 23, 2018, at Asbury United Methodist Church with Rev. Ken Spencer and Rev. Mike Devine officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Mr. Beal was born October 12, 1940, in Lincoln County, to the late Rufus and Iva Martin Beal.  He worked in textiles.  

He is survived by his wife, Margaret “Ann” Palmer Beal of the home; three sons, Ronald Beal, and wife Donna, Tommy Beal, and wife Tammy, and Terry Beal, and wife Paige, all of Lincolnton; three grandchildren, Brittany Ward, Ashley Bolen, and Lizzie Beal; and one great-grandchild, Caden Ward.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, PO Box 676, Lincolnton, NC 28093.

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Darrell Beal

- - October 10th, 2006

Class of 1961

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From Patsy Cashion on December 31st, 2012
 I worked for Darrell at Edmos.  He was a funny, sweet guy.
 

J. D. Beal

Class of 1964

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From Sharon Jordan on August 15th, 2020
J.D. I enjoyed working with you at Vermont America.  You were a good friend!  You died too soon. Sharon Schronce Jordan
 
From Jim "Horse" Hoyle on September 8th, 2015
At random (I think), we chose the names of the band "Jay Dees" after my close friend Jasper Dixie Beal.  By necessity, music groups have to become very close to do well.  More than I ever knew, I surely did that with JD and most every one I performed with.  ;God I miss all of fellows !   Horse  '63
 

James Edward Beal

- - November 14th, 1994

 Class of 1967

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Nanci Beal

Class of 1965

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Rebekah Beal (Andrews)

July 30th, 1947 - March 17th, 2019

Class of 1965

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Rebekah Andrews Beal
( July 30, 1947 - March 17, 2019 )
Rebekah Andrews Beal, age 71, of Crouse, died on Sunday, March 17, 2019.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2019, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Alan Wheeler and Rev. Todd Auton officiating.  The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1:00 until 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home.  

Rebekah was born July 30, 1947, in Liberty, South Carolina, to the late Alfred ‘Andy’ Andrews and Hazel Patterson Andrews.   She worked for Lincoln County Schools for a short time and then later retired from Wix Filters. She loved her family, the beach and Dalton, Avery, and Oliver were her source of strength and purpose. The family would like to thank the staff of CMC Main and Dickson Heart ICU for their extraordinary care of her.

She is survived by a daughter, Amanda ‘Amie’ Norcutt of Iron Station; a son, Dan Beal (Emily) of Vale; a brother, Butch Andrews (Joyce) of Lincolnton; a sister, Melissa Scronce (Joe) of Lincolnton; three grandchildren, Hannah Norcutt, Emily Norcutt Huss (Andrew), and Dalton Beal; two great-grandchildren, Avery and Oliver; numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly as well as special family friends, Gary Montgomery, Erin and Jameson Selbe.  

Memorials may be made to The Masonic Home for Children, 600 College Street, Oxford, NC  27560, or to charity of one’s choice.

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Richard (Ricky) Beal

- - July 4th, 2015

Class of 1968

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Sheila Beal (Cherry)

February 23rd, 1944 - August 19th, 1978

 Class of 1962

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Trudy Gail Beal

August 26th, 1950 - September 23rd, 2011

Class of 1968

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Trudy Beal LINCOLNTON Miss Trudy Gail Beal, 61, of 1998 Buffalo Shoals Road in Lin-colnton, died on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011. Her funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Antioch Baptist Church with the Revs. George Townsend and Todd Garren officiating. The body will lie in state for 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26, at Warlick Funeral Home. Miss Beal was born Aug. 26, 1950, in Lincoln County to Macie Williams Beal and the late Robert E. Beal, Sr. In addition to her father, she was also preceded in death by one brother, Eddie M. Beal. She worked for Lincoln County Home Health, was a lifelong member of Antioch Baptist Church and was well-known and well-loved by many. She is survived by her mother, Macie Williams Beal, of the home; her brother, Robert E. "Whitey" Beal, Jr. and his wife, Bessie, of Lin-colnton; two sisters, Jewell Beal Lane and her husband, Michael, and Ann Beal Caldwell and hser husband, Kermit, all of Lincolnton. Memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church, 3387 E. Highway 150, Lincolnton, NC 28092. Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Beal family.

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From Linda Chambers on September 22nd, 2013
What a sweet, kind, loving individual...just didn't find a better person than Trudy.  She was very active in her church and served her Lord well.  With Trudy's passing, Heaven truly gained an angel.
 

Robert (Bobby) Beal, Jr.

September 21st, 1943 - January 15th, 2018

Class of 1961

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Robert Lester Beal, Jr.
( September 21, 1943 - January 15, 2018 )
Robert Lester Beal, Jr., age 74, previously of Labans Lane in Lincolnton, died on Monday, January 15, 2018.

Bobby was born September 21, 1943, in Gaston County, to the late Robert Lester Beal, Sr. and Margaret Harkey Beal.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Judy Beal Smith.

He is survived by three daughters, Stefani Beal of Southport, NC, Lauren Hawkins of Lincolnton, and Maria Burgin of Concord; a sister, Nancy Beal of Huntersville; two grandchildren, Sydni Hawkins and Grayson Hawkins. 

Services will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, or to the Diabetes Foundation.

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Robert (Bobby) Beck

Calss of 1965

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From Roger Armstrong on November 15th, 2012
I enjoyed working with Bob at the Lincoln-Times News while in high school. So sorry to hear that he is deceased.
 

Priscilla Beckwith (Gibbs)

March 11th, 1952 - February 25th, 2019

Class of 1970

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Sympathy to the family of 1970 classmate Priscilla Gibbs Beckwith.
Mrs. Priscilla Gibbs- Beckwith, age 66 of Hope Mills departed this life on February 25, 2019.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 2nd at 1:00 PM in the Moore's Chapel Baptist Church in Lincolnton, NC. Burial: March 5, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery.

She is survived by: husband; Herbert, Jr. children, Arian Beckwith and Ebony Beckwith, sister; Joyce Hopkins-Floyd and a host of other relatives and friends.
There will be a viewing on Friday, March 1st from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at in the Wiseman Mortuary Chapel.
Priscilla had suffered from leukemia.

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Mary Ellen Beers (Hurley)

July 25th, 1946 - September 23rd, 2018

Class of 1964

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Mary Ellen Beers

 
1946 - 2018 Obituary 
 Mary Ellen was born in Beckly West Virginia to the parents of Robert and Lois (Jessup) Hurley on July 25th, 1946 and entered into eternity with her Lord Jesus Christ on September 23rd, 2018. Mary Ellen was raised in Lincolnton, North Carolina and after all these years still considered North Carolina home. Mary Ellen resided in Vicksburg Michigan with her husband, of 40 years, Ric Beers. In her mid 50's Mary Ellen decided to complete her Associates degree @ KVCC and then went on to Spring Arbor University where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Family Life Education (Social Work), Where she had the oppottunity to work in that field and very much enjoyed. Mary Ellen touched many lives, too many to mention here. She was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her sister, Barbara Feathersone (and huband Daniel Featherstone) of Boone, NC, Two sons, Samuel Paul Stevens (and Wife, Michelle Stevens) of Heath, OH (53years old) and John Simon Stevens of Talkeetna, AK (46 years old) and also two grandchildren, Allissa (Stevens) Hammack of Columbus, OH and Evan Stevens of Heath, OH and nieces and a nephew in North Carolina and many cousins in West Virginia. Funeral service will be held 11AM Thursday Sept. 27, 2018 at the Avink Funeral Home in Schoolcraft. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11AM. Burial will be at Mt. Ever Rest Cemetery in Kalamazoo. Please go to her web page to leave a message for her family at www.avinkcremation.com.
 
 
 

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Claude Ray Blackwell

 Class of 1969

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Boyce Blake

1951 - 1977

 Class of 1969

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From Colin Rudisill on March 15th, 2013
Boyce was not only a great teammate but an around great person. I was lucky enough to know Boyce years before he reached LHS was always a good friend.
 

Martha Camelia Bosworth (Crowell)

Class of 1961

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Gary Bowen

February 3rd, 1944 - January 16th, 1987

 Class of 1962

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Tracy Boyles

- - September 28th, 2007

Class of 1961

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Rebecca Brackett

March 5th, 1949 - October 17th, 2019

Class of 1968

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LINCOLNTON, N.C. - Rebecca Ann Brackett, age 70, of Lincolnton, passed away Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Atrium Health – Lincoln.
She was born March 5, 1949 in Lincoln County to the late John Brackett and Dorothy Brackett Homesley. Rebecca was a graduate of Lincolnton High School and Gardner-Webb University. She was retired from Lincoln County Social Services where she was employed as a social worker. Rebecca enjoyed reading, jigsaw puzzles, and crocheting.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Steve Moose.
She is survived by numerous cousins.
Funeral services will be held Monday, October 21, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church with Rev. Eddie Yount officiating. Burial will follow at Hollybrook Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church, 618 S. Grove St., Lincolnton, NC 28092.
Condolences may be made to www.carpentersfuneralhome.net.
Carpenter-Porter Funeral & Cremation Services of Cherryville, N.C. is serving the Brackett family.
 

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Bobby J Braddy

July 16th, 1949 - May 3rd, 2020

Class of 1970

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Dan Brafford

- - April 9th, 2006

Class of 1968

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Mary Ann Branton

 Class of 1969

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Sandra Braswell (Beam)

September 21st, 1952 - May 23rd, 2020

Class of 1970

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Little River, SC

Sandra Beam Braswell, 67, died May 23, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family.
Born on September 21, 1952 in Lincoln County, NC, she was the daughter of Bobby Carroll and Sadie M. Newton Beam.
Sandra is survived by her husband, Joe H. Braswell; two sons, Marty William Abernathy (Amy) and Dustin Kemp Abernathy (Carmen); one stepdaughter, Dawn Leigh Braswell; two sisters, Deborah Shelley (Adrian) and Karen Helms (Kenny); two grandchildren, Brody William and Conley Robert Abernathy; and best friend, Gerri Craig (Danny).
Services will be private with the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 950 48th Avenue North, Suite 101, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.
A guestbook is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

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Sandy Bridges (Kiser)

November 24th, 1948 - May 5th, 2004

Class of 1967

Sandy was a good friend !!

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From Patsy Cashion on April 2nd, 2013
Sandy was a lot of fun!!! Good Friend!
 
From Judy KISER on April 2nd, 2013
Best sister ever, I miss her terribly and think of her everyday.
 
From June Loftin on March 12th, 2013
enjoyed working with Sandy.  She was a very caring person
 

Carole Brotherton

- - January 10th, 1985

 Class of 1967

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Gail Brotherton (Keener)

May 17th, 1947 - April 21st, 2013

Class of 1965

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 Gail Keener Brotherton, 65, of Newton, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. Born May 17, 1947, in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Coy Larkin Keener and the late Louell Setzer Keener. Mrs. Brotherton was a member of East Maiden Baptist Church in Maiden and was a program secretary for Catawba Correction Center for 20 years. In addition to her parents, a sister, Sandra Fowler, preceded her in death. Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Bill Brotherton Jr., of the home; one nephew, Darren Fowler, of Lincolnton; one niece, Angela Sundell, of Shelby; one great-nephew; and two great-nieces. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 24, at 2 p.m. at East Maiden Baptist Church in Maiden with the Rev. Nathaniel Austin officiating. Burial will follow in Maiden City Cemetery. The family will receive friends, prior to the service, from 1 to 1:45 p.m. at the church. Memorials may be made to East Maiden Baptist Church Youth, P.O. Box 386, Maiden, NC 28650. Visit www.burke mortuary.com to register your condolences. Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Brotherton family.

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From Cherrie Weaver on May 20th, 2013
Gail was a wonderful cousin. She always had a smile on her face even when you knew her story.
Miss  you Gail
 

David Brown

December 17th, 1943 - July 12th, 2019

Class of 1962

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David Hubert Brown
( December 17, 1943 - July 12, 2019 )
David Hubert Brown, age 75, of the Gastonia Highway, Lincolnton died Friday, July 12, 2019.
His funeral will be 3:00 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2019 at Pisgah United Methodist Church with Rev. Sarah Underwood and Rev. William Wease officiating.  Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 1:45 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. prior to the service at Pisgah United Methodist Church.
Mr. Brown was born on December 17, 1943 and was the son of the late Wilson David Brown and Ann Canipe Brown.  He was retired from Bell South and was a veteran of the United States Navy.
Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, Revonda Brown of the home; one son Jeffrey Brown and wife, Lauren of Texas; one daughter, Angela Brown Warner and husband, Tim of Lincolnton; one brother, Jim Brown of Vale; three grandchildren, Coleman Warner, Cameron Warner and Madison Brown.
Memorials may be made to Pisgah United Methodist Church, 2582 Gastonia Highway, Lincolnton, NC 28092 or to Hospice of Lincoln County, 900 Dontia Drive, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

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George Brown

October 28th, 1950 - March 23rd, 2002

Class of 1968

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Herbert Bryant, Jr.

February 3rd, 1951 - September 11th, 2020

class of 1969

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Herb went to be with his Lord and savior on September 11, 2020.
Herb was predeceased by his parents Herbert Henning Bryant Sr. and Luella Jones Bryant. Herb was survived by his loving wife Teresa Peoples Rogers Bryant and his faithful companion Chiquita, his sister Lynn Owen (her children Rob Owen and Anna Hill), his children John Phifer Rogers IV and Julie (their children John and Trevor), Zachary Heathcote, Eric Bryant, Scott Bryant, Jeremiah Bryant, Spencer Bryant, and grandchildren.
Herb served in the National Guard. He started his Law Enforcement career with Lincoln County Communication Center. He retired as a Lieutenant with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office as the Jail Administrator. Herb was distinguished by having an advanced certificate in Law Enforcement from the State of North Carolina. Herb enjoyed the outdoors including a love of fishing. He “Never” turned down a game of cards.
Due to Covid-19 and out of town family members, the date and place of his Memorial Service will be announced at a later time.

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

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Larry Buchanan

 Class of 1963

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Patrick Joseph Buckley

- - May 18th, 1965

Class of 1961

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From Jim Hoyle on May 12th, 2013
Pat was a very good friend of mine....he let me keep his new '61 Chevy when he went to college at Wake Forest...we'd party sometimes at the lake at his family's place.   ( called them "cabins" back then  .)Great humor, intelligent, very well mannered, always uplifting...I'm looking now at a picture on my desk of he and I in those days.  Sometimes its hard for me to believe I ever lived in such wonderful days...so,so long ago.
 

Freddie Bumgarner

September 3rd, 1948 - June 24th, 2015

Class of 1966

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  Frederick Howard Bumgarner, Jr., age 66, passed away at Catawba Valley Medical Center on June 24, 2015.   He was born on September 3, 1948 in Lincoln County, N.C. to Frederick Howard Bumgarner and the late Betty Louise Schrum Bumgarner.   
Mr. Bumgarner was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army.  He was a faithful member of  the American Legion Post 240 in Maiden and  the Vietnam Veterans of Lincoln County. 
He was preceeded in death by his wife Sheila Diane Harbinson Bumgarner. 
Mr. Bumgarner is survived by one son, Sean Bumgarner and wife Jennifer of Maiden, two brothers;  Ronnie Bumgarner and wife Kathy of Lincolnton, and Charles Bumgarner and  wife Sandy of Maiden, one grandson, Dalton Bumgarner of Maiden, and one granddaughter, Helen Bumgarner of Maiden. 
The Bumgarner family will receive friends Friday June 26, 2015 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Goodin-Drum Funeral Home. 
A funeral service will be held Saturday June 27, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St, Martin's Lutheran Church in Maiden.  The Rev. Dr. Nathan Howard Yoder will be officiating.   Interment will follow the service at St. Matthew's UCC cemetery.

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Ricky Bumgarner

Class of 1961

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Sarah Jane Bumgarner (Barkley)

December 5th, 1949 - November 17th, 2015

Class of 1967

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DUNCAN, S.C. — Sarah Bumgarner, 65, of 416 Fairbanks Court passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at her home.

Born December 5, 1949 in Lincolnton, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Mattie Sloop Barkley and the wife of the late Johnny Yates Bumgarner. She was a cashier at CVS on Roper Mountain Road in Greenville.

Survivors include two daughters, Kimberly Michelle Petrusak and husband Christopher of Lyman and Crystal Lynn Goodwin and husband Thomas of Cincinnati; and a granddaughter, Madeline Goodwin.

The family is at the home.

Condolences may be made at www.striblingfuneralhome.net

Stribling Funeral Home of Duncan, S.C. is serving the Bumgarner family.

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Susie Bumgarner

Class of 1968

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Jerry L. Burgess

October 2nd, 1946 - December 18th, 1993

 Class of 1969

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John Burgin

December 4th, 1940 - March 8th, 2013

Class of 1961

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Mr. John Laban Burgin Sr., 72, of North Grove Street in Lincolnton, died on Friday, March 8, 2013.

A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at Hollybrook Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Stanley Spence officiating.  The family received friends from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. on March 10, 2013 at the funeral home.

Mr. Burgin was born December 4, 1940 in Lincoln County to the late Thomas Jacob Burgin Sr. and Mildred Mitchum Burgin.  Mr. Burgin was self-employed.

He is survived by his wife, Kay Craig Burgin; two sons, Todd Burgin and wife Candy of Lincolnton, and John Burgin Jr. of Waxhaw; grandson, Kyle Burgin; one sister, Joannah Harbinson of Maiden; brothers, Tom Burgin, Rodney Burgin, and David Burgin all of Lincolnton, and Bill Dameron of Taylorsville; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Burgin family.

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Judy Burrell (Lingerfelt)

September 22nd, 1946 - June 3rd, 2021

Class of 1964

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Judith Lingerfelt Burrell
( September 22, 1946 - June 3, 2021 )
Judith Lingerfelt Burrell, age 74, of Lincolnton, died on Thursday, June 3, 2021.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 6, 2021, at Warlick Funeral Home.

Judy was born September 22, 1946, in Lincoln County, to the late George and Lucille Featherstone Lingerfelt.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Roger Burrell.  Judy worked in human resources for most of her professional career, recently at McMurray Fabrics in Lincolnton.  She enjoyed crafting, traveling, shopping, and dining at diverse restaurants.

She is survived by two sons, Mike Morris and wife Stephanie of Lincolnton, and Scott Morris and wife Jenn of Wilmington, DE; brother, Wally Lingerfelt and wife Ellen of Lincolnton; two granddaughters, Elizabeth and Abby Morris; and two grandsons, Jensen and Greysen Morris.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA  23060.

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Larry Burton

November 14th, 1952 - February 5th, 2019

Class of 1970

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Larry Veron Burton was born in Lincolnton NC on 11/14/1952. He graduated from Lincolnton High School, where he was on the basketball team, and in the 4-H club. He later moved to New Jersey. He joined the Army in 1971. He received the National Defense Service medal, the Vietnam Marksman medal and a parachutist badge.  Honorable discharged.  Preceded in death by mother Valerie Burton and Father Howard Burton.  He leaves behind 3 children, Parrish Burton of Conover NC, Nicole Burton-Jones of Rock Hill Sc, and Jason Burton of Spartanburg, SC.  Siblings: Prentice Bess of Rock Hill, SC, Clara Collins of Lincolnton NC, Carolyn Anderson of Kingston, NC, and Robert Burton of Lincolnton, NC.  Internment on June 21,2019 at National Cemetary in Salisbury NC. 

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Dennis Byrd

August 31st, 1946 - July 23rd, 2010

Class of 1964

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Mr. Dennis Wayne Byrd, 63, of 105 Gaston Drive in Elizabeth City, N.C., and formerly of Lincolnton, died on Friday, July 23. A celebration of life service will be held in Lincolnton at 4 p.m. today at Freedom Church with Pastor Eric Reel officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. A service to celebrate the life of Dennis Byrd will also be held in Elizabeth City at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, at the COA Auditorium on North Road Street with Dr. Matt Thomas officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Mr. Byrd was born Aug. 31, 1946, in McDowell County to the late Leonard and Dolcia Byrd. Byrd maintained his love of football, spending 30 years as a North Carolina public school teacher and high school football coach at both West Lincoln High School in Lincolnton, N.C., and at Northeastern High School in Elizabeth City, N.C. He retired from teaching and coaching in 2004. He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Wilson Byrd of the home; three sons, Dennis David Byrd and wife Angie, James Paul Byrd and wife Jennifer, all of Lincolnton, and Kyle Wilson Byrd and wife Lane of Washington, N.C.; one daughter, Gennis Leigh Byrd of the home; two brothers, Jackie Byrd of Galveston, Texas, and James Byrd of League City, Texas; and five grandchildren, Christian, Matthew, Andrew, Alex, and Parker. Memorials may be made to the Riverside Baptist Church, 1528 Weeksville Road, Elizabeth City, N.C. 27909, or to the Athletic Department, c/o Lincolnton High School, 803 N. Aspen St., Lincolnton, N.C. 28092. Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Byrd family.

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From Mickey Caskey on January 14th, 2014
23, 2010

NC State football legend Dennis Byrd passes away

Dennis Byrd, the first two-time All-America in the history of NC State football and the only Wolfpack defensive player to have his jersey retired, passed away Thursday afternoon at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, his family informed the NC State athletics department. He was 63.

Byrd suffered a heart attack on July 15 while undergoing an unrelated back surgery and never regained consciousness.

Recently selected for induction into the National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame, Byrd was one of the most dominant defensive tackles in Atlantic Coast Conference history, earning first-team All-ACC honors in each of his three years of varsity competition. The 6-foot-5, 260-pound defensive tackle helped Coach Earle Edwards and the Wolfpack win a share of the 1965 ACC championship as a sophomore and was a consensus All-America in both 1966 and '67.

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NC State two-time All-American Dennis Byrd passed away Thursday at age 63 after suffering a heart attack during an unrelated back surgery July 15.
A member of the famed "White Shoes Defense" in 1967, Byrd was the physical leader of the defense that gave the Wolfpack its first national acclaim on the gridiron by beating third-ranked Houston in the Astrodome and rising to No. 3 in the Associated Press poll, the high ranking in school history. However, the Wolfpack, with Byrd out of the lineup because of a knee injury, lost its final two games in the regular season, to Penn State and Clemson, before earning the school's first post-season bowl victory, a win over Georgia in the 1967 Liberty Bowl.

Byrd was the No. 6 pick of the American Football League's Boston Patriots in 1968, just the second first-round draft pick in school history after quarterback Roman Gabriel. But Byrd never fully recovered from the after-the-whistle knee injury he suffered against Duke late in his senior season. His professional career ended after two seasons.

Byrd maintained his love of football, spending 30 years as a North Carolina public school teacher and high school football coach at both West Lincoln High School in Lincolnton, N.C., and at Northeastern High School in Elizabeth City, N.C. He retired from teaching and coaching in 2004.

He also maintained his affection for NC State.

"All I had ever known growing up was ACC football, and I wanted to be a part of it," Byrd said in a 2007 interview. "There was not much question I was going to stay in state, and I wanted to play for NC State. I am not a big person for going out or being part of the night life. I'm not that kind of person.

"I am more of a down-to-earth person, and that's what appealed to me about NC State. I thought I could play anywhere in the country, but I wanted to stay here. I just wanted to play football."

His No. 77 jersey was retired in 2001. He was inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.

Dennis Wayne Byrd was born on Aug. 31, 1946, in Pleasant Gardens, N.C. At the age of 5, his family moved to Lincolnton, N.C., in search of work in the textile industry. He played at Lincolnton High School for coach Von Ray Harris, along with future NC State teammate Steve Warren, currently a member of the NC State University Board of Trustees.

"Dennis was a dear, dear friend, and the thoughts and prayers of the NC State community are with his family," said senior associate athletics director David Horning. "I remember calling him the day we heard about his election to the College Football Hall of Fame. He was so happy and proud.

"I am so glad that he knew that he had been elected to the hall of fame. He
was very deserving."

Byrd is survived by his wife, Kim, and four children. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Dennis Byrd's NC State highlights


1965

• Sophomore starter
• First-team All-ACC

NCSU: 6-4 overall, 4-3 ACC, ACC co-champions

1966

• First-team All-ACC
• Football Writers All-America (first team), NEA
 

Harry Caldwell

January 30th, 1949 - February 1st, 2017

Class of 1967

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Rev. Harry Neal Caldwell
( January 30, 1949 - February 1, 2017 )
Rev. Harry Neal Caldwell, age 68, of Home Trail in Lincolnton, died on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

His funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 5, 2017, at Salem Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Andrew Royals, Rev. Ken Gibson, and Rev. Lanny Cook officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the church from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. 

Rev. Caldwell was born January 30, 1949, in Lincoln County, to the late Carl and Edna Bumgarner Caldwell.  He proudly served in the United States Army.  He pastored three churches during 27 years of ministry.  

He is survived by his wife, Debbie Proctor Caldwell of the home; a foster son, Ron Wyatt, and wife Mandy, of Thomasville; a brother, Frank Caldwell, and wife Sharon, of Locust Fork, AL; a sister, Evelyn Caldwell of Raleigh; a brother-in-law, Wayne Proctor, and wife Sue, of Cherryville; two grandchildren, Hannah Wyatt and Maddie Wyatt; and several nieces and nephews.

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Harry Doug Caldwell

October 1st, 1942 - November 20th, 2017

Class of 1961

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Harry Douglas “Doug” Caldwell, age 75 of Lincolnton, passed away Monday, November 20, 2017 at his residence.

Born October 1, 1942 in Lincoln County, he was the son of the late Frank Alvin and Pauline Johnson Caldwell. Doug was a member of Boger City Baptist Church in Lincolnton. In addition to his parents, grandson, Luke Caldwell preceded him in death.

Left to cherish is memory:

Wife of 53 years: Ruby Anne Caldwell of the home

1 Son: Kerry Caldwell of Vermont
2 Daughters: Marla Beard and husband Todd of Lincolnton; Andrea Caldwell of Lincolnton
1 Brother: Max Caldwell
1 Sister: Maxine Devine
1 Grandson: Adam Beard
2 Granddaughters: Olivia Beard and Maddie Eaker
1 Great-Grandson: Emmett Beard
1 Great-Granddaughter: Ellie Beard
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 6:00 PM at Amity Baptist Church with Rev. Barry Devine officiating. 

The family will receive friends prior to the service from 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM at the church.

Memorials may be made to: Gideons International, www2.gideons.org

Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Caldwell Family.

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Libby Caldwell (Richard)

August 10th, 1943 - February 28th, 2016

Class of 1961

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Libby Richard Caldwell
( August 10, 1943 - February 28, 2016 )
Mrs. Libby Richard Caldwell, age 72 of Wheatfield Court in Lincolnton lost her fight with cancer on Sunday, February 28, 2016.
Her funeral service will be held 2:00pm Tuesday, March 1, 2016 in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Bud Painter officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Lincolnton. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 12:30 until 1:45 prior to the service at Warlick Funeral Home.
Libby was a native of Lincoln County born on August 10, 1943, daughter of the late M.G. (Bus) and Patsy Beal Richard.  She was preceded in death by two sisters Peggy Ann Richard and Dean Christine Ailey. Mrs. Caldwell was a real estate agent in Lincoln County for many years before retiring.
Survivors include: husband of 43 years, Steve Caldwell of the home; one son Tom Caldwell and wife Karen of Lincolnton; one grandson, Chase Caldwell of Lincolnton and one granddaughter, Kayda Caldwell Carmichael and husband Garrett of Lincolnton; one brother Bill Richard and wife Hazel of Lincolnton; one step-granddaughter, 
Brandy Spencer Wyatt and husband Dwayne; two step-great-granddaughters, Bailey and Anderson Wyatt of Vale.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658 or to the American Cancer Society, 1901 Brunswick Ave., Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28207.

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Maymee Caldwell

 Class of 1970

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Sue Caldwell

Class of 1966

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From Joanna West ( Cronland) on March 28th, 2015
Sue was a very special person, and she is definitely missed.
 

Judith Gail Calloway (Hovis)

September 10th, 1946 - May 6th, 2021

Class of 1964

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Judith Gail Hovis Calloway
( September 10, 1946 - May 6, 2021 )
Judith “Gail” Hovis Calloway, age 74, of Terrace Place Road in Lincolnton, died on Thursday, May 6, 2021.

Her funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, May 9, 2021 at Antioch Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Ingle, Dixon Free and Dr. Stanley Spence officiating.  Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:45 pm prior to the service at the church.

Mrs. Calloway was born September 10, 1946, in Lincoln County, to the late Namon and Cleta Setzer Hovis.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one son, Mitchell Eugene Calloway; two brothers, Darrell Hovis and Ken Hovis. Mrs. Calloway worked as a church administrative assistant.  

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Jackie Calloway of the home; one son, Richie E. Calloway and his wife Tina of Lincolnton; one daughter, Katrina C. Warren and her husband David of North Wilkesboro; one grandson, Chy Franklin Billings, III and partner Kenneth of Wichita, KA.

Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church Playground Fund, 3413 NC-150, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

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From Steve Benfield on June 16th, 2021
Gail was a good friend of mine.  She was kind and always had a smile.  We went to church together at Southside Baptist church, and we attended Sunday School and many church functions together.  Several times my parents and I visited Gail's home after church for a social.  I always looked farward to it because Gail's dad worked for the icecream company and there was always lots of icecream served! Gail's whole family were good people as well.  I bought my first stereo from Gail's brother, Ken, and kept it until after I was married.  Ken was a good guy and, though older, did not treat me as an underling as some of the older guys at church did.  Jack, your loss is tremendous in losing Gail, but you know where your comfort comes from and the fact you will be reunited with Gail and our Heavenly Father someday.
 

Paulette Calloway (Smith)

Class of 1969

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Roy Calloway

October 19th, 1942 - July 3rd, 2008

 Class of 1962

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Leonard Campbell

September 3rd, 1948 - June 21st, 2015

Class of 1966

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Leonard Floyd Campbell

( September 3, 1948 - June 21, 2015 )

Mr. Leonard Floyd Campbell, age 66, of 525 21st Street, SW in Hickory, and formerly of Maiden, died on Sunday, June 21, 2015.

A memorial service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 28, 2015, at St. Matthews United Church of Christ under the arbor with Rev. John Barnette officiating. The family will greet friends following the service at the church.

Mr. Campbell was born September 3, 1948, in Lincoln County, to the late Ray and Eva Dellinger Campbell. A guitarist for several local bands in his early years (The Jay-Dee’s and The 7 Motions), he continued this passion throughout his entire life.

He is survived by his wife, Bobbie R. Campbell of the home; a brother, Richard Campbell and wife Martia of Lawndale; a son, Todd Campbell and wife Cheryl of Gastonia; a daughter, Shanda Walker and husband Lonnie of Maiden; a stepson, Bryan Keith Lowman of Hickory; and seven grandchildren, Chris Campbell, Jordan Campbell, Kenan Campbell, Ethan Campbell, Brendan Campbell, Nathan Sims, and Kayleigh Sims. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Matthews United Church of Christ, PO Box 739, Maiden, NC 28650.

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From Jim "Horse" Hoyle on September 8th, 2015
Another great friend from the days we played together in the band.  After his divorce, moreso than usual, he suffered greatly,....I guess appropriately, the last time I saw him was briefly in a parking lot at Mytle Beach Bowery as we were both walking to different appointments.  There was an unfinished conversation I wish we could have had together.  He's a "stubborn kind of fellow got his mind made up about" her and his kids.  Horse
 

Rev. William John Campbell

September 30th, 1942 - August 29th, 2020

class of 1960

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Rev. William John Campbell
( September 30, 1942 - August 29, 2020 )
Rev. William John Campbell, age 77, of China Grove passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2020.

Respects and viewing for Rev. Campbell is scheduled from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton. A family graveside service will be held at St. Matthews United Church of Christ (UCC) Cemetery, followed by a Celebration of Life at Mt. Zion UCC in the spring. 

Rev. Campbell was born on September 30, 1942 and was the son of the late William Theodore and Maude Leonhardt Campbell.  He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ray Campbell and Robert Campbell.

He is survived by his wife, Doris Shaw Campbell of the home; three daughters, Jan Campbell Wharton and husband, Jacob Steven of Winston-Salem, Lisa Campbell Smith and husband, Shawn Michael of Whittier, NC, and Nicole Campbell James and husband, John Lander of Salisbury; two sisters, Helen Owens of Lincolnton and Dorothy Mathis of Lincolnton; eight grandchildren, Ian William Wharton, Isaac Jacob Wharton, Irving Campbell Wharton, Sydney Michelle Smith, Luke Michael Smith, Andy Lee Smith, Emma Nicole James, and Levi Alexander James.

Rev. Campbell graduated from Lancaster Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity in 1968. He was a dedicated pastor, great teacher, and compassionate counselor. During his 43 years of ministry, he served Hedrick’s Grove UCC in Lexington, First Reformed UCC in High Point, and Mt. Zion UCC in China Grove.

Rev. Campbell served in many leadership and volunteer positions. In the UCC, these positions included the Board of Directors of the Western North Carolina Association and Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Johns River Valley Camp. He also served as a volunteer fireman becoming the Assistant Chief of the Central Davidson Volunteer Fire Department.

Rev. Campbell was family-oriented and community-minded and was always generous with his time and resources. He would literally give you the shirt off his back.

He enjoyed working in the yard, fishing, following the news and solving word puzzles. Good music, especially bluegrass, always made him happy. His kind blue eyes and big-hearted spirit will be deeply missed by all, including his wife of 58 years, his family, and his beloved dog, Piper. 

Memorials may be made to Mt. Zion United Church of Christ, 1415 South Main Street, China Grove, N.C. 28023.

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Terry Campbell

 Class of 1970

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Milton Canipe

December 15th, 1948 - October 11th, 2012

Class of 1967

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Charles Milton Canipe

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( December 15, 1948 - October 11, 2012 )

Mr. Charles Milton Canipe, age 63, of 2078 Dale Avenue in Lincolnton, died on Thursday, October 11, 2012.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, October 15, 2012 at Forest Lawn Cemetery with Rev. Bill Bigham officiating.

Mr. Canipe was born December 15, 1948 in Lincoln County to the late Charles Ray and Ethel Sherrill Canipe.

He is survived by a sister, Beverly Canipe Ward of the home; one niece, Kasida Ward McKenny of Newton; aunts Naomi “Tut” Robinson of Lincolnton and Dean Abee of Maiden; uncles, Mack Canipe of Charlotte, Bill Canipe of Maiden, and Bob Canipe and Julius Sherrill, both of Lincolnton.

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Linda Cannedy (Kistler)

August 21st, 1944 - June 13th, 2014

Class of 1962

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Linda K. Cannedy of Gambrills, MD passed away peacefully in her sleep Friday June 13, 2014 in Annapolis MD after an extended illness.

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Sylvester Cansler

 Class of 1969

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Johnny Carpenter

July 17th, 1944 - March 1st, 1987

 Class of 1962

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Judy Carpenter (Eurey)

January 3rd, 1944 - July 14th, 2006

 Class of 1962

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From Linda Ackerson on October 12th, 2013
Such a great friend and cousin. We had many fun times crusin' downtown,It's & the Plaza.
 
From Trent Carpenter on April 8th, 2013
She was the best mother, friend and grandmother. I miss her so very much and look forward to our reunion one day.
 

Mary Jo Carpenter (Iler)

April 11th, 1945 - October 12th, 2016

class of 1964

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Mary Jo Iler Carpenter
( April 11, 1945 - October 12, 2016 )
Mary Jo Iler Carpenter, age 71, of 4905 Metcalf-Carpenter Lane in Vale, died on Wednesday, October 12, 2016.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at Macedonia Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. Jerry Willis officiating.  The family will greet friends following the service.  

Mary was born April 11, 1945, in Lincoln County, to the late James Hoyet and Mattie Izene Sain Iler.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Johnson.  

She is survived by her husband Farrell David Carpenter of the home; a daughter, Jody Pendleton, and husband James, of Vale; a son, David Scott Carpenter, and wife Tonya, of Lincolnton; nine grandchildren, Promise Pendleton, Logan, Brennan, Hannah, Holden, Ella, Sophia, Emma-Claire, and Lydia Carpenter ; three sisters, Evelyn Gilbert, Betty Porter, and Frankie Short; and a brother, Hoyet Iler, Jr.

Memorials may be made to Macedonia Pentecostal Holiness Church, 4352 Macedonia Church Road, Vale, NC 28168.

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Sandra Carpenter (Whitesides)

June 18th, 1943 - November 14th, 2018

Class of 1961

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Sandra Whitesides Carpenter
( June 18, 1943 - November 14, 2018 )
Sandra Whitesides Carpenter, age 75, of 1558 Salem Church Road in Lincolnton, died on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

Her funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 18, 2018, at First Wesleyan Church with Rev. Tommy Wright officiating.  Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 17, 2018, at Warlick Funeral Home.  

Mrs. Carpenter was born June 18, 1943, in Lincoln County, to the late Fletcher and Ruth Long Whitesides.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a sister, Darlene Gantt, and a brother, Kenny Whitesides.  She worked in textiles.  

She is survived by her husband, Ralph Carpenter; a daughter, Tammy Dellinger of Lincolnton; a son, Darin Carpenter, and wife Penny, of Lincolnton; a sister, Lana Bollinger of Lincolnton; a brother, Terry Whitesides of Lincolnton; five grandchildren, Kristen Dellinger, Jordan Carpenter, Darin Carpenter, Jr., Jennifer Dellinger, and Rita Carpenter; and six great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Lily, Ayden, Chris, Brayden, and Stella.  

Memorials may be made to Gaston Hospice, for Robin Johnson Hospice House, 258 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia, NC  28054.

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Franklin Carpenter III

March 16th, 1943 - October 22nd, 2017

Class of 1961

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Anderson Franklin Carpenter
( March 16, 1943 - October 22, 2017 )
Anderson Franklin “Frankie” Carpenter, age 74 of the Brian Center in Lincolnton, and formerly of Bailey Springs Drive, passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at River View Baptist Church with Pastor Ricky Brown officiating.  

Mr. Carpenter was born March 16, 1943, in Lincoln County, to the late A.F. and Ruby Jenkins Carpenter.  He was formerly employed by Vermont American.  

Left to cherish his memory are his son, Trent Carpenter, and wife Sherry, of Lincolnton; and a grandson, Spencer Carpenter. 

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 900 Dontia Drive, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

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Beth Carswell (Kiser)

 Class of 1963

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From Vanette Hann on August 21st, 2013
I miss you so much good friend!!
 

Barbara Carter (Johnson)

January 11th, 1942 - October 18th, 2017

Class of 1960

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Barbara Johnson Carter
( January 11, 1942 - October 18, 2017 )
Barbara Johnson Carter, age 75, of Pebble Bay Drive in Denver, died on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 21, 2017, in Hollybrook Cemetery, with Rev. Jaie Warlick officiating.  

Mrs. Carter was born January 11, 1942, in Atlanta, Georgia, to the late Edgar Lee and Kate Hines Johnson.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Larry Carter.  She worked as an ophthalmic technician.   

She is survived by three sons, Scott Carter, and wife Tammy, of Crouse, Todd Carter and Tommy Carter, both of Lincolnton; one daughter, Cammie Elmore, and husband Danny, of Denver; one sister, Kay Mann, and husband Jimmy, of Pittsboro, NC; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Warlick Funeral Home, for the Barbara Carter Funeral Fund, PO Box 1407, Lincolnton, NC  28092.

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Gary Cashion

July 7th, 1947 - September 17th, 2003

 Great brother and brother-in-law!  He is missed!

Class of 1965

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Ricky Cashion

 Class of 1963

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Ronnie Caskey

 Class of 1969

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From Mary Caskey Leonard on February 27th, 2013
I'm just now reading Ellen's tribute to Ronnie.  It is hard to believe so much time has passed.  Ronnie was such a sweet kid - I remember him as a kid - a little rascal!  How cute and sweet he was.  I miss him still, too, Ellen. 
 
From Ellen Lingerfelt on January 29th, 2013
 very shy & quite..respectful of others..I miss him still..
 

Don Casper

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From James Hoyle on January 15th, 2013
Who was not a friend of "Casper"s?  Knowing Casper and him being one of my best friends was a gift from the heavens.  He wanted to play in "the band" with me...I spent just a little time with him to get him started on the keyboards and "Wow"!! how he exploded with the joy and intense dedication that made him a master.  Anyone who really knew him, had a great friend.  Horse
 

Ava Chapman (Davis)

September 4th, 1947 - June 27th, 2015

Class of 1965

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Ava Ruth Davis Chapman
( September 4, 1947 - June 27, 2015 )
Mrs. Ava Davis Chapman age 67 of Pleasant Grove Church Road Lincolnton died on June 27, 2015.

A memorial service will be held 3:00pm Wednesday July 1, 2015 at Pleasant Church United Methodist, with Rev. Jim Sanders and Pastor Ronnie Smith officiating. Inurnment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday at the church from 1:30 until 2:45pm prior to the service.

Mrs. Chapman was a native of Lincoln County born on September 4, 1947, daughter of the late Claude and Ruth Childers Davis. Mrs. Chapman worked in the Lincoln County School system as a teacher before retiring.

Survivors include: husband Cecil Chapman of the home; one son Joshua Chapman of Lincolnton; one daughter Laura Smith of Raleigh; one sister Kay Lowe of Lincolnton; two grandchildren Kylie Smith and Hunter Chapman; most of all her special friend and pet “Tiny”.

The family would like to thank her caregivers Tracy Andrews, Glenda Wray, Lisa Phipps, Deborah Huss, Brenda  Noles and Debbie Saunders and Special thanks to Hospice of Lincoln County.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church P.O. Box 43 Crouse, N.C. 28033 or to Hospice of Lincoln County 900 Dontia Drive, Lincolnton N.C. 28092.

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Dorothy Lee Chapman

April 6th, 1944 - August 12th, 2017

Class of 1962

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Newton - Dorothy Lee Chatman(also listed as Chapman) Hoffman, 73, passed away on August 12, 2017 at Catawba Valley Regional Hospice in Newton, NC. Dorothy was born on April 6, 1944 to the late Marion Clinzo and Elsie Frances Smith Chatman in Lincoln County.  She was a machine operator for J.P. Stevens and Carolina Mills before retiring.
     Dorothy is survived by one son, Bryan Hoffman and wife Leigan of Newton, NC, one grandson; Matthew Hoffman and wife Emily of Maiden, NC, one great-granddaughter, Kinleigh Hoffman of Maiden, NC, one brother; Robert Chapman of Lincolnton, NC, one sister; Rachel Baumgardner of Lincolnton, NC, and many cherished nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
     The Hoffman family will receive friends on Tuesday August 15, 2017 from 10:00 am till 11:00 am at E.F. Drum Funeral Home in Lincolnton, NC.  The funeral service will be Tuesday August 15, 2017 at 11:00 am in the Chapel of E.F. Drum Funeral Home.  Pastor Lonnie Ramsey will officiate.  Interment will follow the service at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Lincolnton, NC.
Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to Catawba Valley Regional Hospice in Newton, NC.  For further information go to efdrumfuneralhome.com.

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Gary Chapman

July 15th, 1949 - February 2nd, 2020

Class of 1967

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Gary Hugh Chapman
( July 15, 1949 - February 2, 2020 )
Gary Hugh Chapman, age 70, of Redbud Road in Lincolnton, died on Sunday, February 2, 2020.

His funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ken Gibson officiating.  Burial will follow in the Southside Baptist Church cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. at Warlick Funeral Home.

Gary was born July 15, 1949, in Lincoln County, to the late Jack Chapman and Tiny Reynolds.  In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his bride, Sherry R. Chapman, Father and Mother-in-law, Pete and Peggy Reynolds and sister-in-law, Betty Reynolds.

Gary was well known by many for his love for family, especially his grandsons, and his friends, known as “the entourage”.  His sense of humor was unmatched, his way of making others smile and laugh was a true gift.   In his younger years  he was the owner of Chapman Building & Remodeling, where he enjoyed helping others bring something old and outdated back to life and beautiful again.  

He is survived by a son, Tommy Chapman (Lesley) of Lincolnton; a daughter, Shelley C. Butler (Shawn) of Grand Haven, MI; two brothers, Steve Chapman and Larry Green, both of Lincolnton; a sister, Lisa Chapman of Hickory; brothers-in-law, Terry Reynolds and Gary Reynolds (Betty) of Lincolnton, and Rusty Reynolds (Donna) of Greensboro; four grandchildren, Carson Chapman, of Lincolnton, NC.  James Butler, Garrett Butler and Reid Butler of Grand Haven, MI;  as well as a number of cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Autism Support of West Shore, PO Box 39, Spring Lake, MI 49456, or to Levine Children’s Hospital, PO Box 32861, Charlotte, NC  28232-2861.

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Jerry Chapman

- - July 17th, 2012

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John Carlos Chapman

December 16th, 1941 - March 7th, 2014

Class of 1961

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John Carlos Chapman
( December 16, 1941 - March 7, 2014 )
Mr. John Carlos Chapman, age 72, of 1675 Lenora Circle in Lincolnton, died on Friday, March 7, 2014.

His funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 10, 2014, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Devine officiating.  Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm on Sunday at Warlick Funeral Home. 
Mr. Chapman was born on December 16, 1941 in Lincoln County to the late Claude and Christine Rudisill Chapman.  He was a veteran of the United States Navy.  Mr. Chapman was retired from Carolina Freight where he worked for 30 years. 
He is survived by his wife, Deitra Chapman of the home; two sons, Tony Chapman and wife Renee of Lincolnton, Kevin Chapman and wife Pamela of Taylorsville; one daughter, Christy Harkey and husband Ben of Lincolnton; one brother, Jerry Chapman and wife Wanda of Lincolnton; three sisters, Sharon Mosteller and husband Larry, Robin Wease and husband Glenn and Pat Wilburn and husband Tommy, all of Lincolnton; four grandchildren, T.J. Chapman and wife Allison, Mallory Sweet, Ethan Johnson and Abi Harkey and one great grandchild, Henry Chapman.
 Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1901 Brunswick Avenue, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28207 or to Lincolnton Relay for Life, c/o American Cancer Society, PO Box 486, Lincolnton, NC 28093.

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L. Howard "Butch" Chapman

February 25th, 1943 - August 6th, 2017

Class of 1962

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L. Howard Chapman
( February 25, 1943 - August 6, 2017 )
Mr. L. Howard ”Butch” Chapman, age 74 of  Norman Parker Road in Lawndale died on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at Carolina Care in Cherryville.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, August 11, 2017, at Bethphage Lutheran Church with Pastor Fred Mitschke officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 2:45 p.m. on Friday in the fellowship hall at Bethphage Lutheran Church.

Mr. Chapman was born February 25, 1943 in Lincoln County to the late David Plonk and Ruby Scronce Chapman.  He was a hair stylist at Howards in Charlotte.

Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Scronce Chapman of the home; one son, David Wayne Chapman and wife Stacey of Fort Mill, SC; three brothers, Larry Chapman of Huntersville, Michael Chapman of Crouse and Gary Chapman of Crouse; three sisters, Rhonda Myers of Fort Mill, SC, Meredith Dorsey of Fort Mill, SC and Renelda Jones of Lexington, SC; three grandchildren, Chasity Chapman, Jacob Walden and Garrett Chapman.

Memorials may be made to Bethphage Lutheran Church, 3440 Highway 182, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

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Leon Chapman

- - March 24th, 2007

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Sherry Chapman (Reynolds)

September 4th, 1951 - January 18th, 2016

Class of 1969

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Sherry Reynolds Chapman
( September 4, 1951 - January 18, 2016 )
Sherry Reynolds Chapman, 64, born September 4, 1951, went to be with her Lord on Monday, January 18, 2016. 

A celebration of Sherry’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 21, 2016, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ken Gibson officiating. Burial will follow in the Southside Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at Warlick Funeral Home. 

She was preceded in death by her father James Reynolds, and sister-in-law Betty Fredell Reynolds. 

She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Gary Chapman; son, Tommy Chapman and wife Lesley; daughter, Shelley Butler, and husband Shawn; mother, Peggy Reynolds; brother, Terry Reynolds, Gary Reynolds, and wife Betty, Rusty Reynolds, and wife Donna; treasured grandsons, Carson Chapman, James, Garrett, and Reid Butler; and six nieces and nephews. 

Sherry will always be remembered for her love of family, making memories with her grandsons, and a sweet spirit that touched everyone she met.

Heartfelt gratitude to Randy and Ann Ingle, and Larry Green.

Memorials may be made to Levine Children’s Hospital, PO Box 32861, Charlotte, NC  28232-2861, or to Autism Support Westshore Michigan, PO Box 39, Spring Lake, MI 49456.

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Susan Chapman (Jonas)

May 6th, 1948 - March 28th, 1991

Class of 1966

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From Betsy Garbade on February 8th, 2015
Susan was my neighbor and friend forever. We played every day when we were in elementary school and were friends for the rest of our lives. I still miss her today, 2-8-2015! Sweet, sweet friend.
 
 
From Fenton Self on September 24th, 2013
Susan and I were born 4 days apart so we literally grew up together. We were more like sisters. She was a terrific lady and missed by many.
 
From Bobby Houser on July 30th, 2013
I worked with Susan at McGuire Nuclear Station. She worked in the Chemistry department and I worked in the Instrumentation and Elecrical department. Susan was on fine lady , very knowledegable and a pleasure to work with.  I didn't know her before meeting her at work but I'm sure she was a very interesting and caring lady.
 

George Cecil Chapman, Jr.

December 19th, 1941 - January 27th, 2017

Class of 1960

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George Cecil Chapman, Jr.
( December 19, 1941 - January 27, 2017 )
Mr. George Cecil Chapman Jr. age 75 of Pleasant Grove Church Road Crouse passed away on Friday January 27, at his home.
A Celebration of Life will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday February 4, 2017 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, with Rev. Jim Sanders officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 10:15 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Mr. Chapman was born on December 19, 1941, son of the late George Cecil and Pauline Sneed Chapman Sr. He was preceded in death by his wife Ava Davis Chapman. Mr. Chapman worked in the furniture industry and also for Carolina Freight before retiring.
Survivors include: one daughter Laura Smith of Raleigh; one son Josh Chapman of Lincolnton; one brother Ronnie Chapman of Lincolnton; three sisters Carol Smith of Lincolnton, Rita LaBresque of Gastonia, and Cecila Palmer of Raeford; one granddaughter Kylie Smith and one grandson Hunter Chapman.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County 900 Dontia Drive Lincolnton, N.C. 28092.

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Lewis Childers

Class of 1966

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Phyllis Christie (Heafner)

June 23rd, 1944 - September 22nd, 2009

 Class of 1962

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Imogene Clanton

February 9th, 1942 - May 8th, 2019

Class of 1960

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Imogene Clanton
( February 9, 1942 - May 8, 2019 )
Imogene Clanton, 77, of Lincolnton, NC, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, with her family by her side.  Imogene fought a long hard battle with COPD and cancer.  She now is at home with her Savior Jesus Christ.

Her funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2019, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Spencer and Rev. Dustin Roberts officiating.  Burial will follow in the Webbs Chapel Baptist Church cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1:45 until 2:45 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Imogene was born February 9, 1942, to the late David R. Clanton and Hattie V. Clanton.  Imogene was a precious mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  She was a member of Webbs Chapel Baptist Church in Lincolnton.  Imogene retired from Emerson Leather in Hickory with 21 years of service.  Imogene was preceded in death by a daughter, Connie A. Carver; sister, Betty L. Moody; and brother, David R. Clanton, Jr.  

She is survived by two sons, Daniel Woodie, and wife Melanie, of Lincolnton, and Michael Woodie, and wife Sherri, of Gastonia; a sister, Patricia V. Carpenter; eight grandchildren, Amy Patterson, and husband Walter, Dustin Roberts, and wife Julia, Keith Woodie, Josh Roberts, and wife Amy, Ashley Woodie, Starr Tate, Eric Tate, and Kassie Woodie; and three great-grandchildren, Nathaniel Patterson, Natalie Patterson, and Noah Roberts.  

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951, Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC  28150.

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Frankie Clark (Reynolds)

 Class of 1964

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From Linda Chambers on September 22nd, 2013
Frankie was a fun-loving, sweet individual.  She and Marshall Fox were voted by their senior classmates as "The Wittiest".  The world lost a very special person when Frankie passed away.         
 
From Patsy Cashion on December 31st, 2012
 Frankie was so sweet and funny!!!
 

Linda Clarke (Stroupe)

September 21st, 1950 - January 20th, 2011

Class of 1968

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 Mrs. Linda Stroupe Clarke, age 60 of 132 Woodvale Circle in Lincolnton, died on Thursday, January
20, 2011.
Her funeral service will be 11:00 am on Monday, January 24, 2011 at First Presbyterian Church in Lincolnton with
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Rev. Claude Wilson-Stayton, Rev. Meg Skidmore, and Rev. Doug McClain officiating. Burial will follow in the Southside Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9:30 until 10:45 am on Monday prior to the service at the church.
Mrs. Clarke was born September 21, 1950 in Lincoln County to Joyce Sigmon Stroupe and the late James Walter Stroupe. In addition to her father, she was also preceded in death by a sister, Delores Ann Stroupe. Linda worked as a paralegal and as a stong hospice advocate.
Linda kept her membership at Southside Baptist Church while at the same time was very active in the First Presbyterian Church along with her husband. Most recently she has served as moderator of the Women of the Church. She was a great cook and served as co-chair of the bereavement committee at First Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by her husband, David Clarke of the home, and her mother, Mrs. Joyce Stroupe of Lincolnton.

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Carol Clement (Touhy)

 Class of 1963

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C. David Cline

July 14th, 1949 - January 22nd, 2015

Class of 1967

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Charles David Cline, age 65, of 169 Hershel Lackey Road in Lincolnton, died on Thursday, January 22, 2015.

His funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 25, 2015, at Redeemed Baptist Church with Rev. Alan Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow in Hollybrook Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:45 until 2:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

David was born July 14, 1949, in Lincoln County, to the late Gordon and Josie Long Cline. He was a produce manager.

He is survived by his wife, Susie Guiton Cline of the home; a son, Charles David Cline, Jr. of Lincolnton; two daughters, Jennifer Cline Hobgood of Charlotte and Misty Cline Thornburg of Crouse; two brothers, Jerry Cline of Lincolnton, and Joe Cline of Mt. Holly; one sister, Mary Ann Hoyle of Vale; and three grandchildren, Olivia Thornburg, Makayla Thornburg, and Ansley Cline.

Memorials may be made to Redeemed Baptist Church, 1525 Riverview Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

 

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From Larry Walker on February 16th, 2015
We had fun playing baseball in the summer
 

Donald Mack Cline

March 29th, 1942 - May 14th, 2012

 Class of 1961

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 Mr. Donald Mack Cline, Sr., age 70, of 516 Battleground Road in Lincolnton, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 14, 2012. 

 

His funeral service will be 4:00 pm on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at FirstWesleyan Church in Lincolnton with Rev. Tommy Wright officiating.  Burial will follow in the South River Baptist Church Cemetery.   The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at Warlick Funeral Home. 

 

Mr. Cline was born March 29, 1942 in Lincoln County to the late Gordon and Josie Long Cline.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Terry Cline.   Donald was a member of FirstWesleyan Church.  He worked as a truck driver.

 

He is survived by his wife, Susan Jackson Cline of the home; two sons, Donald Mack Cline, Jr. and wife Neenie and Jamie Cline and wife April, all of Lincolnton; one daughter, Kendall Cline Webb and husband Justin of Lincolnton; three brothers, Joe Cline and wife Tommy of Mt. Holly, Jerry Cline and wife Judy and David Cline and wife Tina, all of Lincolnton; one sister, Mary Ann Hoyle and husband Tom of Vale; sister-in-law, Deane Cline of Lincolnton; and five grandchildren, Emaly Williams and husband Michael, Anna Cline, Aaron Cline, Jacob Cline, and Kinley Cline.

 


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Virgil Cline

- - August 9th, 2007

 Class of 1967

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Nancy Cloninger

February 9th, 1943 - March 12th, 2015

Class of 1961

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Nancy Jean Cloninger, age 72, of the Brian Center in Lincolnton, died on Thursday, March 12, 2015.

Her funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2015, at River View Baptist Church with Rev. Ricky Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 until 11:45 a.m. prior to the service at the church. 

Ms. Cloninger was born February 9, 1943, in Lincoln county, to the late Ralph Miles and Connie Lee Punch Cloninger. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother Jack Cloninger, and two sisters Bobbie Beal and Margaret Fredell. She worked as an administrative assistant

She is survived by two daughters, Marsha West McNeely and husband Jimmy of Charlotte, and Cindy West Letorney and husband Dean of Gastonia; one sister, Ann Schrum of Lincolnton; and one granddaughter, Mindy Robinson and husband Chase of Boiling Springs.

The family would like to thank the Brian Center staff, especially those on the 300 hall. 

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Susan Cloninger

February 28th, 1952 - October 25th, 2015

Class of 1970

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Helen Susan Cloninger

Helen Susan Cloninger, 63, of Bowie, Maryland, beloved wife of Andrew Heath Smith, passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

Born on February 28, 1952 in Lincolnton, Ms. Cloninger was the daughter of Harry Ben Cloninger and Helen Whiteside Cloninger. Ms. Cloninger, who went by Susan, was a scholar and academician for over 40 years.

She earned her B.A. and Master’s degrees from Appalachian State University over a four-year period before moving on to the PhD program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She later studied at the University of Maryland Baltimore County in the PhD program in policy sciences.

She taught at Francis Marion College, worked in institutional research and planning at Cleveland State University, University of Maryland Baltimore County, University of Maryland College Park, and University of Maryland University College where she served as Assistant Vice President before returning to hands on research.

Susan is survived by her husband of thirty-six years Andrew Smith; sister, Sandra Cloninger Bledsoe; devoted toy poodles, Cappy and Sebastian; nieces, Bevin Griffith Lovelace, Amity Hope Griffith, and Sonya Rossin and her nephew Nicholaus Colin Martin.

A memorial service was held in Bowie, Maryland on October 31, 2015.

Susan was a brilliant, kind, and generous woman. She was deeply loved and she will be missed immensely.

 

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Theo Elam Cochrane

May 28th, 1949 - July 9th, 2017

Class of 1967

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Theo Elam Cochrane

On Sunday, July 9, 2017 Theo Elam Cochrane, of Westerville, Ohio, known to his friends and family as Ted, died peaceably at Columbus Colony in Westerville, Ohio.

He is survived by his wife, Lana Drew Cochrane; son, Brian Cochrane; granddaughter, Tara Cochrane; sister, Carole Cochrane; and brother and sister-in-law, Bruce and Deborah Cochrane. Ted was preceded in death by his mother and father Wanda Duncan Cochrane and Theo “Sonny” Elam Cochrane, Jr.

Born May 28, 1949 in Charlotte, Ted grew up in Lincolnton, where he graduated from Lincolnton High School. He was honorably discharged from the Army in 1969 after serving two tours of duty in Vietnam. He worked as a sales representative in Ohio for Cochrane Furniture and later with the Honda Corporation in Maryville, Ohio where he retired in 1998.

Ted was an avid pilot and enjoyed instructing student pilots part time. He was an automobile aficionado and his knowledge of automobile technology was extraordinary.

An accomplished cook, Ted enjoyed reading cookbooks and cooking magazines to help plan and enjoy elaborate recipes with his loving wife Lana. Both were Civil War historians who traveled to many Civil War historic sites and enjoyed many battlefield re-enactments.

Memorials can be made to Christian Ministry of Lincolnton, PO Box 423, Lincolnton, NC 28093

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Jackie Ray Cody

March 30th, 1943 - October 24th, 1997

 Class of 1962

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Carolyn Coffee

Class of 1960

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Larry Dean Colvard

January 3rd, 1948 - May 13th, 2013

Class of 1966

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Larry Dean Colvard
( January 3, 1948 - May 13, 2013 )
Larry Dean Colvard, age 65, of 502 Horseshoe Lake Road in Lincolnton, died on Monday, May 13, 2013.

His funeral service will be 2:00 pm on Thursday, May 16, 2013 in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Warlick Funeral Home.
 
Mr. Colvard was born January 3, 1948 in Lincoln County to the late J.B. Colvard Sr. and Virginia Reynolds Colvard.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a stepson, Charlie Crowder, a sister, Joyce Colvard, and two brothers, Donald Lee Colvard and Eddie Colvard. He was the owner of The Car Shop.
 
He is survived by his wife, Brenda Cody Colvard of the home; two daughters, Shelly Lovelace and husband Harold and Hope Lankford and husband Robbie, all of Cherryville; three brothers, Jewel Lee Colvard and wife Susan and Bobby Ray Colvard and wife Kawna, all of Lincolnton, and J.B. “Babe” Colvard, Jr. and wife Revonda of Taylorsville; a sister, Jeannie Colvard Cherry and husband Randy of Lincolnton; sister-in-law Shirley Cody Dellinger and husband Bud of Crouse; and a grandson, Cameron Lovelace and fiancée Jeannie Zazzarino, both of Mooresville.

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Jimmy Conner

 Class of 1963

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Joe Conner

Class of 1966

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From Joanna West ( Cronland) on March 28th, 2015
I went through school with Joe...we rode a bus together for years. He was a very nice person, and I always liked him. Don't know why, when, or how he died.....sad.
 

Charles Edward Cook

June 12th, 1947 - February 3rd, 2017

Class of 1965

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Charles Edward Cook
( June 12, 1947 - February 3, 2017 )
Charles Edward Cook, age 69, of Elm Street in Lincolnton, died on Friday, February 3, 2017.

His funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 6, 2017, at Gloryland Baptist Church with Rev. Macon Ballard officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 3:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church. 

Mr. Cook was born June 12, 1947, in Lincoln County, to the late George Edward Cook and Jeanette McGinnis Cook.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Hendricks Cook.  He worked as a barber and also for Duke Energy.  

He is survived by a son, Charles Joseph Cook, and wife Stephanie, of Lincolnton; a sister, Janet Cook Mathis, and husband Danny, of Vale; a brother, Richard Cook, and wife Martha, of Vale; and two grandchildren, Tommy Roberts and Lindsey Roberts. 

Memorials may be made to Gloryland Baptist Church, 3925 King Wilkinson Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

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David Cook

November 7th, 1942 - March 11th, 1977

 Class of 1962

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From Cherrie Weaver on November 14th, 2012
David was a great brother and friend he served 14 years in the Navy . He was on a nuclear submarine during the Vietnam war.
He married and moved to Florida. He was killed by a drunk driver as he was driving home from work.

He is missed by his family.
 

Joy Cook

Class of 1965

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From Cherrie Weaver on November 14th, 2012
Joy was my sister and best friend. She had kidney disease and in 2004 I donated a kidney to her.  She lived for 6 more years and very grateful to have her second chance at life. She was a true warrior for donation of organs.
Miss her.
 

Linda Cook (Carnes)

April 30th, 1944 - July 22nd, 2021

Class of 1962

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Linda Carnes Cook
( April 30, 1944 - July 22, 2021 )
Linda Carnes Cook, age 77, of the Brian Center in Lincolnton, died on Thursday, July 22, 2021.

Mrs. Cook was born April 30, 1944, in Lincoln County, to the late James Gilbert Carnes and Bertie Branton Carnes.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Lee Cook; brothers, Jimmy Carnes and Richard Carnes; and sister, Joyce Ramsey.  

She is survived by a son, Joseph Lee Cook of Lincolnton; daughters, Sonja Gates, and husband Dale, of Lincolnton, and Angie Hartley of Gainesville, GA; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  

No services are planned at this time.

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Dennis Cooper

September 9th, 1946 - November 14th, 2008

Class of 1965

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Dennis Cooper was a bus driver for several years. worked at Summitt's Auto Garage while in high school and for most of his live afterward. Worked for Hoyle's #3 and Auto Parts. BIRTH 9 Sep 1946 USA DEATH 14 Nov 2008 (aged 62) Lincoln County, North Carolina, USA BURIAL South River Baptist Church Cemetery Lincolnton, Lincoln County, North Carolina, USA 

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From Melba Finley on December 7th, 2020
Dennis was always so light hearted. He loved to laugh and just enjoy the day. He loved hunting but fishing more. He was always dependable. He was a hard worker. He took a job with Howard Summit working on automobiles. He stayed with that job until after Howard passed. He then went to work for Hoyles Gas Station until it changed then he went to work delivering Auto parts. He was easy going and always doing for others.
 
From Roger Armstrong on November 17th, 2012
I remember Dennis as very friendly and easy to get along with.
 

Peggy Cooper

1952 - February 3rd, 2006

 Class of 1970

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Arrangements by Warlick's. 

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Larry (Casper) Cornwell

- - February 1st, 2007

Class of 1960

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From Kelley Cornwell on January 22nd, 2015
Miss you Pop. All is well
 
From Cindy Sherrill on October 5th, 2013
Randy and I Had lots of fun times with Larry at "the farm".  
 

Steven Lynch Cornwell

September 30th, 1946 - November 11th, 2018

Class of 1965

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Stephen Lynch Cornwell
( September 30, 1946 - November 11, 2018 )
Stephen Lynch Cornwell, age 72 of Petes Road in Lincolnton died Sunday, November 11, 2018.


Steve was born September 30, 1946 in Lincoln County. He was the son of the late Allen Cornwell and Ruth Lynch Cornwell. He was also preceded in death by a brother Larry Cornwell. Mr. Cornwell was a claims investigator at Carolina Freight. He later retired from American Tire where he worked in maintenance.
 
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at River View Baptist Church. Rev. Ricky Brown will officiate. The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. until 12:45 p.m. at the church prior to the service. Burial will be private at River View Baptist Church Cemetery.


He is survived by his wife, Wanda Ewing Cornwell of their home; daughter, Stephanie Hughes and husband Jonathan of Lincolnton; granddaughter, Nora Hughes; nieces, Kelley Cornwell and daughter Imani of Atlanta, Whitney Chapman and husband Duff and their children Wyatt and Stella of Raleigh; sister-in-law, Rene Picard and husband Joe of Raleigh.


In lieu of flowers memorials are requested to River View Baptist Church, 2230 Riverview Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

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Ray Correll

August 18th, 1943 - September 28th, 2018

Class of 1964

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Ray Von Correll
( August 18, 1943 - September 28, 2018 )
Mr. Ray Von Correll, age 75, of Story Street in Lincolnton, died on Friday, September 28, 2018.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, October 1, 2018, at Boger City Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Bigham officiating.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 1:45 p.m. on Monday prior to the service at the church.  

Mr. Correll was born August 18, 1943 in Lincoln County, to the late Clyde and Cleo Bradshaw Correll.    In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son in law, Robbie Smith.  Mr. Correll worked for Duke Power as a pipe fitter.

He is survived by his wife, Joy Rhyne Correll of the home; one son Derek Correll and wife Kathi of Sherrills Ford; one daughter, Krista C. Smith of Shelby; one brother, Jimmy Correll and wife Sandy of Florida; three sisters, Rose Huckle and husband Stewart of Alexis, Cheryl Wiley of Alexis and Katherine Addison and husband Larry of Eden; two grandchildren Jaelyn and Maylee Smith of Shelby.  

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 900 Dontia Drive, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

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Enid Arthelia Costner

Class of 1961

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From DALE PUNCH on July 16th, 2016
Enid,

You were one of my favorite cousins.  You were taken too soon.  
 

Harry Hewitt Costner, Jr.

August 16th, 1944 - September 9th, 2021

Class of 1962

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Harry Huitt Costner, Jr., 77, of Davidson, North Carolina, passed away on September 9, 2021.
Harry was born in Lincolnton, NC on August 16, 1944 and was the son of Harry H. Costner, Sr. and Carolyn Turner Costner.
After graduating from North Carolina State University with honors, he joined the Humble Oil Company which later became Exxon Mobil. During his 36 year career, Harry held extensive positions in a worldwide basis primarily in the U.S., Canada, Belgium, France, Alaska, England and Aruba. While the ExxonMobil, Harry worked on such noted projects as the Alaska Pipeline and clean-up operation for the 1989 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. After retiring from ExxonMobil, Harry started the Gulf Coast Division in Baton Rouge, LA for Becht Engineering, a leading international engineering consulting company.
Harry was always dedicated to serving charitable organizations and was on the Board of Directors for the Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Music at St. Alban’s, the Baton Rouge Symphony, the Corpus Christi Symphony, and the KREW of the Lincolnton YMCA.
He is survived by his oldest son, Harry Costner, III and his wife, Misty, and their daughter, Elizabeth; his youngest son, Brent Costner and his wife Delphine, and their children Aiden and Chloe. Harry is also survived by his younger sister, Cecelia Smith and her husband Chris Smith.
Harry was most proud of being a member of the Davidson United Methodist Church where he faithfully worshipped.
A graveside service will be held on Monday, September 13, 2021 at Mimosa Cemetery in Davidson, NC. ** The Time is pending at this time**
Memorial contributions may be made to the Davidson United Methodist Church, in honor of his father, Harry H. Costner, Sr.

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Larry Craig

September 16th, 1946 - December 23rd, 2019

Class of 1965

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Lincolnton - Mr. Larry Steve Craig, 73, passed away on Monday, December 23, 2019.

Larry was born on September 16, 1946 in Cleveland County, NC a son of the late Thomas Craig and Louise Bessie Faulkenbury Craig. He was the operator for the NCDMV License Plate Agency in Lincolnton. Larry was a member of Anthony Grove Baptist Church in Crouse.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Wilson Craig.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Vicki Bumgarner Craig of the home; a son, Matthew Craig and wife Lauren of Lincolnton; a daughter, Leslie Thomas of Denver; a sister, Kay Craig Burgin of Lincolnton; mother-in-law Carolyn Bumgarner of Cherryville; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Visitation will be from 1:30PM to 2:45PM on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at Anthony Grove Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00PM on Sunday December 29, 2019 at Anthony Grove Baptist Church with Dr. Dennis Bean officiating.

A private burial will follow at Gainsville Baptist Church Cemetery in Lincolnton.

Memorials may be made to Anthony Grove Baptist Church, Building Fund, 100 Anthony Grove Church Road, Crouse, NC 28033.

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Robert Craig

Class of 1964

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From Douglas Craig on February 26th, 2015
I miss you brother.  You went way too soon.
 

Claudette Crawley (Thornburg)

July 7th, 1944 - January 7th, 2017

Class of 1962

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Claudette Thornburg Crawley
( July 7, 1944 - January 7, 2017 )
Mrs. Claudette Thornburg Crawley age 72 of Gastonia Highway died on January 7, 2017.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Tuesday January 10, 2017 in the Pisgah United Methodist Church, with the Rev. David Duncan officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 10:00am until 10:45 am prior to the service at the church.
Mrs. Crawley was the daughter of the late D.C. and Claudia Mae Whitesides Thornburg. Mrs. Crawley was also preceded in death by her husband Harold Dean Crawley. She worked as a case worker for the Lincoln County Dept. of Social Services before retiring.
Survivors include:  one son Chad Andrew Crawley and wife Amy of Lincolnton; one brother Calvin Thornburg and wife Cathy of Lincolnton; one sister Jill Putnam and husband David of Shelby; one grandson Conner Andrew Crawley of Lincolnton.
Memorials may be made to Pisgah United Methodist Church 2582 Gastonia Highway Lincolnton, N.C. 28092.

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Dickie Leon Crisp

1946 - July 15th, 2002

Class of 1966

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Dickie Leon Crisp passed away on July 15,2002.  Funeral arrangements were handled by Warlick Funeral Home. 

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Judy Crisp (Weathers)

August 21st, 1948 - January 27th, 2020

Class of 1967

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Judy Gail Weathers Crisp
( August 21, 1948 - January 27, 2020 )
Judy Gail Weathers Crisp, age 71, of Lincolnton, died on Monday, January 27, 2020.

Her funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, January 31, 2020, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Delbert Minner officiating.  Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Friday from 2:00 until 2:45 p.m. at the funeral home.

Judy was born August 21, 1948, in Lincoln County, to the late Miles Burley Weathers and Margaret Chapman Weathers.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Dickie Leon Crisp.  She worked in textiles.

She is survived by three sons, Clayton Alexander Crisp (Linda) of El Paso, TX, Kenneth Randall Crisp (Wendy Adams) of Hickory, and Derrick Adam Crisp (Jennifer Hill); a daughter, Melissa Gail Crisp (Trey Loftin) of Lincolnton; two brothers, Miles Weathers (Blairette) of Lincolnton, and David Weathers (Peggy) of Maiden; and six grandchildren, Brooke Crisp, Clayton Crisp, Jr., Ivey Loftin, Gracie Loftin, Bradlee Mueller, and Adam Crisp.

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Clifford Crisson

September 13th, 1952 - January 2nd, 1996

 Class of 1970

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Clyde Ray Crouse III

September 4th, 1949 - December 14th, 2014

Class of 1969 and 1967

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Clyde Ray Crouse, III
( September 4, 1949 - December 14, 2014 )
Mr. Clyde Ray Crouse, III, age 65, of 829 Calloway Road in Lincolnton, died on Sunday, December 14, 2014.

His funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bo Osborne officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 1:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Crouse was born September 4, 1949, in Lincoln county, to the late Clyde and Pauline Reynolds Crouse. He worked as a counselor.

He is survived by his wife, Melody B. Crouse of the home; a daughter, Elaini Crouse of the home; a brother, Jerry Crouse of North Carolina; and a sister, Debra Wehunt and husband Terry of Lincolnton.

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Michael Crowell

August 9th, 1950 - April 21st, 1996

Class of 1968

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From Jim Heafner on September 22nd, 2013
Mike was a man of integrity, a straight shooter, but he loved to have fun. I was fortunate to have him become a brother of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity aUNC-Chapel Hill, following my brother, Bill, and me. We had a great time together. I respect, admire, and miss him.
 

Elizabeth Rae Cundiff

1946 - 2009

Class of 1964

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Will post obituary when available. It was approximately 2009.  Birth date is approximately 1946

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Patty Cundiff

Class of 1966

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From Fenton Self on September 24th, 2013
Patty and I grew up together and remained friends throughout the years. She was a such a kind, thoughtful and loving person and is greatly missed.
 

Jerry Cunningham

December 2nd, 1943 - October 6th, 2006

 Class of 1962

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Carolyn Diane Dalton

October 4th, 1950 - September 8th, 2018

Class of 1969

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Carolyn Diane Dalton
( October 4, 1950 - September 8, 2018 )
Carolyn Diane Dalton, age 67, of Lincolnton, passed away on Saturday, September 8, 2018.

Her funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at the First Baptist Church of High Shoals with Rev. Doug McClain and Rev. Charles Ingle officiating.  Burial will follow in High Shoals Memorial Gardens.  Her body will lie in state for one hour prior to the service at the church. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at Warlick Funeral Home.

Ms. Dalton was born October 4, 1950 in Spartanburg, SC, to the late Randolph Leroy and Erie Lee Holden Dalton.   In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by three brothers, Leroy Dalton, Buddy Dalton and Frank Dalton and two sisters, Jackie Johnson and Sherry Dalton.

She is survived by two sons, Tim Wilson and wife Kathy of Cherryville, and Jamie Wilson of the home; one sister, Judy Ghantt of Dallas; two grandsons, T.J. Wilson and Blake Wilson; one great granddaughter, Gracie Wilson.  

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Doris Joan Dalton (Land)

June 23rd, 1945 - September 8th, 2020

Class of 1965

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Doris Joan Land Dalton
( June 23, 1945 - September 8, 2020 )
Doris Joan Land Dalton, age 75, of Calvary Church Road in Lincolnton, died on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday September 11, 2020 in the Pisgah United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Bruce Brooks officiating.  Mrs. Dalton will lie in state on Thursday from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. at Warlick Funeral Home.  The family will not be present during this time due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

Mrs. Dalton was born June 23, 1945, in Lincoln County, to the late Flossie Mosteller Land Smith.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Braxton Dalton; brother, Eddie Land; and brother-in-law, Joseph Robinson.  She worked in textiles for JP Stevens.

She is survived by two daughters, Vickie Rikard (Marty), and Patty Dalton, all of Lincolnton; three brothers, Jimmy Land (Julie) of Crouse, Roger Land (Pam) of Dallas, and Bill Land (Mary Ennis) of Lincolnton; four sisters, Glenda Robinson of Gastonia, Martha Weaver (Paul) of Lincolnton, Betty Warlightner of Lincolnton, and Annette Hartman (Glenn) of Shelby; and six grandchildren, Braxton Rikard, Andrew Dalton, Bailey Rikard, Eilainia Ballenger, Brayden Rikard, and Abigail Ballenger. 

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 900 Dontia Drive, Lincolnton, NC  28092.

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Mary Rita Dalton

December 19th, 1942 - June 16th, 2019

Class of 1961

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Mary Rita Dalton
( December 19, 1942 - June 16, 2019 )
Mary Rita Dalton, age 76, of Lincolnton, died on Sunday, June 16, 2019.

Her funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 21, 2019, at Asbury United Methodist Church with Rev. Ken Spencer officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The body will lie in state for thirty minutes prior to the service.  Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2019, at Warlick Funeral Home.  

Ms. Dalton was born December 19, 1942, in Lincoln County, to the late Datha Pink “D.P.” Dalton and Mary Elizabeth Shrum Dalton.  She worked as a teacher for the Shelby City Schools.

She is survived by a brother, Bob Dalton, and wife Mary Ervin Dalton, of Iron Station; a nephew, Rob Dalton, and wife Lee Ann, of Iron Station; and two great-nieces, Caroline Dalton and Isabelle Dalton. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Asbury United Methodist Church Renovation Fund, PO Box 676, Lincolnton, NC  28093.

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Robert Dalton

April 13th, 1946 - March 6th, 2021

Class of 1965

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Robert Edgar Dalton
( April 13, 1946 - March 6, 2021 )
Robert Edgar Dalton, age 74, of Hudson Poultry Road, Iron Station passed away on Saturday, March 6 2021.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 in Forest Lawn Cemetery with Dr. Hugh Whitfield officiating.  His body will lie in state at Warlick Funeral Home from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 8, 2021.

Mr. Dalton was born on April 13, 1946 and was the son of the late Datha Pink “D.P.” Dalton and Mary Elizabeth Shrum Dalton. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Mary Rita Dalton.  Mr. Dalton retired after 28 ½ years from Duke Energy having worked at the Riverbend Steam Station and was a veteran of the Air National Guard.

Mr. Dalton is survived by his wife, Mary Ervin Dalton of the home; one son, Robert S. Dalton and wife, Lee Ann of Iron Station and two granddaughters, Caroline and Isabelle.

Memorials may be made to the Lincoln County Coalition Against Domestic Violence, P.O. Box 476, Lincolnton, N.C. 28093-0476, Pearl Baptist Church Benevolent Fund, 4657 NC-27, Iron Station, NC 28080, or to the charity of one’s choice.

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Dennis Daves

July 20th, 1949 - September 13th, 1970

Class of 1968  Lost his life protecting our freedom
 

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From Bob Baker on September 20th, 2015
Dennis was a great person who served & died in vietnam he was a hero & missed by all.
 
From Gerhard Lindenmayer on May 12th, 2014
I was there in Vietnam on September 13, 1970.  Combat Assault, ambush, firefight in the bunker complex. RIP Dennis.  "Gary Owen!"
 

Camilla Davidson (Laney)

October 8th, 1946 - May 9th, 2015

Class of 1965

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Camilla Laney Davidson
( October 8, 1946 - May 9, 2015 )
Mrs. Camilla Laney Davidson, age 68 of 664 South Grove Street, Lincolnton, NC passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2015.

A service to honor this wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to all will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Rhyne Heights United Methodist Church, 520 Madison Street, Lincolnton, NC, with Pastor Kathy McAbee officiating.  Burial will take place privately at Hollybrook Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 10:30 until 11:45 a.m. Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the church prior to the service.

Camilla was the daughter of the late Calvin and Alice (Peach) Eurey Laney and David Eurey and Hettie Beal Eurey.

Survivors include her husband, Paul Ray Davidson of the home.  Daughters Crystal Hallman Huss and husband Ted of Lincolnton and Michelle Hallman McLaughlin and husband Larry of Lincolnton.  Granddaughters, Kristin Huss, Candace Huss, Cheyenne Huss, Brandie McLaughlin Scott and husband Josh all of Lincolnton.  Great-grandchildren Jaden Scott and Joshua (JJ) Andrew Scott, Jr. of Lincolnton.  Sisters, Cecelia Laney Haynes and husband Paul of Lincolnton, Patricia Laney Bridges and husband Jack of Gastonia, Wanda Laney Siler of Myrtle Beach, SC and Marsha (Tinker) Laney Davis and husband Scott of Sherrills Ford, NC.  Brothers, Corwin Eurey and wife Denise and Ray Eurey all of Lincolnton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Store House at Rhyne Heights United Methodist Church, 520 Madison Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092.
 

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From Crystal Huss on May 4th, 2016
I love you Mother and miss you very much.
 

Fred Dean

 Class of 1969

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Larry Dellinger

November 28th, 1943 - August 2nd, 2015

Class of 1962

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November 28, 1943 - August 2, 2015
 
 

LINCOLNTON, N.C. - Mr. Larry Duwayne Dellinger, age 71, of 615 N. Laurel Street in Lincolnton, died on Sunday, August 2, 2015.

His funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, August 6, 2015, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church with Rev. Rosa Parks officiating. The body will lie in state for one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 5, 2015, at Warlick Funeral Home.

Mr. Dellinger was born November 28, 1943, in Lincoln County, to the late Jacob and Ruth Seagle Dellinger. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Alexa McNeil Dellinger. He served in the United States Navy and then later was a production manager for the Lincoln Times-News and the co-founder of the Lincoln Herald.

He is survived by two sons, Ramsey Dellinger of Hickory and Jacob “Jay” Dellinger of Lincolnton; a brother, Dennis Dellinger of Lincolnton; four grandchildren, Jasmine Dellinger, Tanner, Garon, and Jayna Dellinger; and his loving companion, Nancy Cable of Lincolnton.

Memorials may be made to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 315 N. Cedar Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Warlick Funeral Home of Lincolnton, N.C. is serving the Dellinger fam

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William Dellinger

- - November 3rd, 2005

Class of 1968

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From Dan Ledbetter on August 21st, 2014
Billy was a gentle soul and a great friend. Had a lot of fun together at Iron Station Elementary & LHS. RIP
 

Brenda Dellinger-Martin (Chapman)

- - March 3rd, 2002

Class of 1961

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From jennifer varner on January 16th, 2013
mss brenda was a sweet person and is missed  
 

David Devine

February 4th, 1952 - March 1st, 1984

 Class of 1970

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From Becky Farrar on May 10th, 2013
I still miss you; I show your art to everyone I can.  I am so proud of you,
Love, Your sister, Becky
 

Judson Devine

February 29th, 1940 - December 15th, 2020

Class of 1958

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Judson Luther Devine
( February 29, 1940 - December 15, 2020 )
Judson Luther Devine, age 80, of Westview Drive in Lincolnton, died on Tuesday, December 15, 2020.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  

Mr. Devine was born February 29, 1940, in Lincoln County, to the late J.L. Devine and Emma Rhyne Devine.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Alice Catherine Devine; brother, David Alonzo Devine; and brother-in-law, David C. Farrar, Jr.  He served in the United States Navy, then worked for AT&T from which he retired. Judson was an avid dirt race car driver, who enjoyed racing most of his life, as well as daily crossword puzzles.

He is survived by his sister, Sarah Devine Creswell (Eddie) of Maiden, and Becky Devine Farrar of Mount Holly; and very special friend, Betty Gregg.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Laboratory United Methodist Church, 2896 Laboratory Road, Lincolnton, NC  28092.

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Frances Deyton

 Class of 1969

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Leroy Sylvester Diamond

 Class of 1969

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Bobby Dixon

July 1st, 1950 - June 7th, 1971

Class of 1968

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From Bob Baker on September 20th, 2015
I knew Bobby at asbury he was a fun guy. I miss him.
 

Sharon Dixon

 Class of 1970

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Rhett Melvin Doolittle

- - 2005

Class of 1960

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James (Jim) Drury

December 15th, 1942 - May 31st, 2016

Class of 1961

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Funeral Service for Mr. James Richard (Jim) Drury, 73, of Rockford, will be Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 10:00 am at the Providence Baptist Church. Rev. Paul Shaw and Travis Thornton will officiate. Burial will follow in the Providence Baptist Cemetery with Veterans Honors provided by the Alexander City Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Friday, June 3, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Radney Funeral Home.

Mr. Drury passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at his residence. He was born on December 15, 1942 in Gastonia, North Carolina to Charles Andrew Drury and Marjorie Nellie Drury. Mr. Drury coached Youth Archery, and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a captain in the U.S. Army, and served in Vietnam in 1970-1971 as a pilot in the Cobra Helicopter Gunship as Platoon Leader.

He is survived by his spouse, Susan Drury of Rockford; daughters, Ashley Redden (Jeff) of Dadeville and Jamie D Thornton (Jason) of Rockford; son, Michael S Drury (Melanie) of Osyka, MS; grandchildren, Isaac Joyner, Brandon Drury, Remy Thornton, Krystal Drury, Lance Drury, and Sidney Thornton; and brother, Thomas L Drury (Jackie) of Canton, NC.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers the family request that contributions be made to the Providence Baptist Church Youth Fund, 2950 Coosa County Road 459, Rockford, AL 35136.


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Richard Drye

April 2nd, 1950 - November 19th, 1992

Class of 1968

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From Jim (James) Hoyle on May 12th, 2013
 I only knew Richard for a couple of years when he played very well at drums for our band.  He impressed me as a well-mannered and mostly serious drummer.   
 

James Winston Duncan

November 9th, 1946 - January 13th, 2021

Class of 1965

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James Winston Duncan, 74, of Maiden passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory.

He was born November 9, 1946 in Lincoln County to the late Olis Winston Duncan and Leonna Sherrill Duncan. James was a member of Redeemed Baptist Church in Lincolnton and was the sole owner of Lake Norman Upholstery.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Perry Duncan; and sisters, Lorene Childers and Lona (Coney) Helton.

Those left to cherish his memory are;

Wife of 57 years: Mary Self Duncan of the home

Son: Eric James Duncan and wife Monica of Maiden

Daughter: Angela Duncan Hensley and husband Darrell of Maiden

Brother: Clyde Duncan and wife Alice of Conover

Sisters: Dorothy Kepley and husband Tommy to Salisbury
Linda Corpening and husband Al of Mt. Holly
Margaret Davis of Conover

Grandchildren: Tanya Jones, Bridgett Brannon, Brenna Frey, Abby Duncan, and Alyson Duncan

Great-Grandchildren: Emma Jones and Carter Jones

A service to celebrate James’ life will be held on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at Redeemed Baptist Church in Lincolnton. Rev. Alan Wheeler will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:00 to 2:45 p.m. at Redeemed Baptist Church. A graveside service will follow on Monday, January 18, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Lincolnton. Those serving as pallbearers are; Mike Duncan, Thad Duncan, Roy Helton, Tony Crawley, Terry Crawley, and Joe Devine.

Memorials may be made to Redeemed Baptist Church, ℅ Missions, P.O. Box 1588, Lincolnton, NC 28093

Condolences may be sent to the Duncan family at www.bennettfuneralservice.com

The Duncan family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Newton, 828-465-2111

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From harvey crouse on March 10th, 2021
Jim moved when we in the eight grade, and I never saw him again  which I regret.  He was a great friend the years that we shared together at Asbury schiool.   Your father was a great basketball player in the 7th and 8th grade, and I hope he played in high school. I moved to Florida 40 years ago and lost track of most of the folks that I grew up with,  but I never forgot your dad.  He was a good man.  
 

Sue Duncan (Hoffman)

October 30th, 1950 - September 1st, 2021

Class of 1969

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Martha Sue Hoffman Duncan
( October 30, 1950 - September 1 ,2021 )
Martha Sue Hoffman Duncan, age 70, of Buffalo Shoals Road in Lincolnton, died on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

Her funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 4, 2021, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jaie Warlick officiating.  Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 9:30 until 10:45 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

Martha was born October 30, 1950, in Lincoln County, to the late Robert Lee Hoffman and Lena Beal Hoffman.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a sister, Myrtle Bumgarner; and a brother, Melvin “Bo” Hoffman.  She worked as a phlebotomist and physician assistant.  

She is survived by her husband, Paul Edmond Duncan of the home; son, Robbie Wyatt Duncan, and wife Josette, of Gastonia; sisters, Elsie Keever, Delores Rhodes, and Billie Chapman (Robert), all of Lincolnton; brothers, Darrell Hoffman and David Hoffman, both of Lincolnton; special nieces, Gail Hoffman Reep, Tonya Warlick, and Kristen White, all of Lincolnton; and numerous other nieces and nephews.

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Robert Dyson,, Jr.

July 9th, 1947 - December 8th, 2014

Class of 1965

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Mr. Robert Lemuel “Lum” Dyson, Jr., age 67, of Lincolnton, died on Monday, December 8, 2014.
His funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, in the Warlick Funeral home Chapel with Rev. Robert Wise officiating. Burial will follow in the Wehunt Family Cemetery at North Brook Baptist Church with DAV military rites. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 2:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
Mr. Dyson was born July 9, 1947, in Lincoln county, to the late Robert Lemuel Dyson, Sr. and Minnie Chapman Cronland. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and then later worked in field service for Duke Power. He was a member of the VFW and enjoyed golfing and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his son, Brent Dyson and wife Amy of Lincolnton; three grandsons, Nicholas, William, and Blakely Dyson; and sister, Lou Ann Lynn and husband David.
Memorials may be made to the Lincoln Chapter VFW, c/o Jerry Canipe, Treasurer, 2087 Lee Lawing Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

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From Joanna West ( Cronland) on March 28th, 2015
We miss you, Robert!
 

Kelly Edwards (Richard)

September 22nd, 1980 - July 13th, 2021

Class of 1998

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Kelly Richard Edwards
( September 22, 1980 - July 13, 2021 )
Kelly Richard Edwards, age 40, of Lincolnton, died after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer and is now walking the streets of gold.  Kelly went home to Jesus on July 13, 2021.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 18, 2021, at Denver United Methodist Church with John Doggette officiating.  An informal gathering for friends to mingle will be held from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 17, 2021, at Vesuvius Vineyards, 6173 Vesuvius Furnace Road in Iron Station, NC.  

Kelly was born September 22, 1980, in Catawba County, to Danny and Patti Richard.  She was preceded in death by her grandparent “Chappie”, and paternal grandparents, Forace and Sally Richard.  She graduated from Lincolnton High School Class of 1998 and earned her Master’s degree from Western Carolina University.  She worked as a speech pathologist at Iron Station Elementary.

She is survived by her husband, Matt Edwards of the home; two daughters, Ellery Edwards and Mallie-Kate Edwards of the home; parents, Danny and Patti Richard of Lincolnton; brother, Keith Richard, and wife Ashley, of Iron Station; father and mother-in-law, Wayne and Carol Edwards of Ocean City, MD; maternal grandmother, Sue Chapman; sisters-in-law, Stephanie Helsel and Kimberly Edwards; nieces, Millie Mae Richard and Taylor Shirah; and nephews, Lawson Richard, Trevor Shirah, Brandon Martin, Justin Groleau, and Ryan Groleau.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested in Kelly’s name to the Lustgarten Foundation for pancreatic cancer research, 415 Crossways Park Drive, Suite D, Woodbury, NY  11797, or to the Pursuit Church, Student Ministry, 3618 NC-16 Business Highway, Denver, NC  28037.

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Sheila Eggers (Boyd)

June 10th, 1951 - June 2nd, 2014

Class of 1970

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Sheila Boyd Eggers, 62, of Lincolnton, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Monday, June 2, 2014.
 A celebration of life service will be 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 5, 2014, at Salem Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Andy Royals and Butch Boyd officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:45 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
Sheila was born June 10, 1951, in Lincoln County, to the late Marion and Gloria Houser Boyd. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brother, Wayne “John” Boyd of Holden Beach. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church and recently retired from Ethan Allen. Sheila was the Queen of the Red Hat Society and loved her fellow red hatters. She enjoyed life to the fullest and those who knew her will miss her smile and humor.
She is survived by her husband of 16 years, Danny Eggers; two daughters, Lisa Philbeck and husband Allen of Shelby, and Wendy Huffman of Hudson and her stepchildren, Cody Eggers and fiancée Carla of California and Allison Chapman and husband T.J. of Conover; two sisters, Debbie Oxford and husband Rick of Lincolnton and Evette Drum and husband Tony of Newton; three special sisters-in-law, Cindy Cook, Sandy Huffman and Candy Tomblin; and four grandchildren, Landon Burns of the home; Elizabeth Drum, Nicholas Huffman, and Henry Chapman, all of whom she loved dearly.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Landon Burns, c/o Peoples Bank, P.O. Box 134, Lincolnton, NC 28093.

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James H. (Jim) Elliott

March 5th, 1946 - November 21st, 1998

Class of 1964

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From Steve Benfield on November 27th, 2014
Jim Elliott was a very good friend of mine.  We became close after high school, specifically the last year and half before we both went off to the military in the summer of 1966.  I first became a casual friend of Jim's my junior year at LHS while working with him after school at Teeters.

But starting in late 1965 when most of our 1964 classmantes were off at college, we really became close. We hung out in front of Teeters, cruised Its, Schronces, the square, etc..  Together we saw every movie for a twelve month period, went to Toni's ice cream in Gastonia, you name it.  My brother-in-law had a 360hp GTO that I sometimes borrowed. The two of us would take it out to see what it would do. As I floored it and burned tires, Jim sat in the passenger seat giggling and bouncing with joy.  I believe he enjoyed it as a passanger more than I did as the driver.

We were convinced we were both going to die in Vietnam so the last six months before we went in we lived like we were dying, as the country music song says.  We competed to see how many different girls we could date without dating the same one twice.  One time Jim had three dates one week with three different girls. The best I could do was two. I think Jim won that contest.

To get in shape for boot camp, one day we went over to the country club and ran from one tee to another, jumping a ditch along the way which convinced us we were physically fit for anything.  To ratchet-up the conditioning we supplemented this vigorus regime with three or four days of running a lap or two around the track at LHS.  Gluttons for punishment, we threw in possibly twenty games of tennis.  We thought we were ready of basic training. We were wrong.

Sometimes when we were just sitting in our car in front of Teeters, when boredom had reached new lows, one of us would say, "I NEED a doughnut!"  Without another word, other than whose car are we going to take, off to Kryspy Kreme in Charlotte we went for a fresh doughnut.  One time we went to Winston Salem. This seemed to happen with some frequency around 11:00PM every few weeks. If boredom struck earlier, say around 8:00PM, one of us would say, "I NEED some BBQ!". So off to Old Hickory House in Charlotte we would go.  Fast forwarding to two years later when we were roommates at Appalachian, around 4:00PM on at least two occasions one of us looked at each other and said, "I NEED a doughnut/BBQ!" One night we didn't get back to Boone until 11:00PM.

Although we planned on going into the Air Force together, I volunteered for the Army draft, and two weeks later Jim decided to join the Marines. Jim went to Vietnam with the 2nd MEU, and I went to the DMZ in Korea with the 2nd ID. During the two years we were in the service, we corresponded with each other, and upon discharge we enrolled in Appalachian.

To say college was an adjustment for both of us was an understatement. I finished my first year with a 1.26 GPA, and Jim didn't even stay for finals.  Jim shared with me some of the horrible things he experienced in Vietnam.  It was a miracle he made it out alive: Purple Heart, scars, wounds, burns, schrapnel still in his body. I guess he felt comfortable telling me his experiences.  Those stories are between him and me.

At the time I didn't know what was happening to Jim, I was dealing with my own issues as well.  But in retrospect, its clear Jim was having major issues with what we know now is PTSD. He starting cutting classes on Fridays, then Fridays & Mondays, then Fridays, Mondays, and Tuesdays.  Finally exam week Jim left for good, and I believe that was the last I saw him.  I think we corresponded a couple of times but, I moved out of state a few years later and lost all contact with him or his wereabouts.

Then last year I found the LHS Reunion website, and that's when I found out he was deceased.  It was a shock.  I mourned for days without anyone to share my grief. Not knowing how or when he died, or where he was buried made it worse. I still don't know.

Jim Elliott was my friend, a good friend of whom I have fond memories.  Jim was a good person, he was a war hero, he was a Marine, he was my friend and confidant, and I told him my stories that I couldn't tell anyone else.

I used to say, often to my Mom, I wished I was Jim Elliott.  First of all, he was a big guy (I'm small).  He had a great deep resonating voice that could have given him a career in radio or commericals. He had great social skills that I envied. He put everyone at ease around him.  He was likable.  He liked to have fun, and there was a mischievous streak in him. I learned to "window shop" in ABC liquor stores with him.  When he laughed his whole body shook, and just as wonderful as his voice was, so was his laughter. He had a great smile.

I loved Jim Elliott, but I didn't know it at the time. I miss him. He left a void in me that no friend has been able to replace.  Good friends are hard to come by. He made those of us who knew him at LHS and beyond the better for the association.

James Hale Elliott. He always like to prounounce his middle name "hell".
 
From jim Hoyle on May 12th, 2013
I helped get Jimmy a job at International Harvester shortly after he got back from Vietnam.  I would have never imagined that the kind, joking, easy going "Preacher's Boy" I knew at High School, would have gone to Vietnam and returned decorated with medals for bravery in Combat.  I left International Harvester shortly afterwards (before they went bankrupt...I was the accountant...hee,hee) never saw him again. 
 

Kenneth Elmore

 Class of 1965

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Ted Elmore

- - August 24th, 1994

Class of 1960

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Danny Eurey

February 7th, 1952 - July 12th, 2021

Class of 1970

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Danny Eugene Eurey
( February 7, 1952 - July 12, 2021 )
Danny Eugene Eurey, age 69, of South Madison Street in Lincolnton, entered into Eternal rest on Monday, July 12, 2021.

His funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 16, 2021, at Rhyne Heights United Methodist Church with Rev. Charles Stevens and Pastor Gene Bragg officiating.  Burial will follow in Hollybrook Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 12:00 until 12:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Danny was born February 7, 1952, in Lincoln County, to the late Robert C. and Katherine Elizabeth Rhyne Eurey.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his son-in-law, Trey Hyslop; granddaughter, Brianna Eurey; nephew, Robert Hayden Rawlinson; and niece, Lisa Eurey.  Dan was an Eagle Scout and was very active in the Boy Scouts of America Troop #74 at Rhyne Heights United Methodist Church, where he was a lifelong member.  

He is survived by a daughter, Kristin Eurey Hyslop of Lincolnton; a son, Daniel Eurey of Lincolnton; sister, Phyllis Rawlinson (Haden) of Greer, SC; brother, Robby Eurey of Lincolnton; three grandchildren, Kaitlyn Blackburn Pauley (Ty), Hunter Blackburn, and Jaxon Hyslop, all of Lincolnton; great-granddaughter, Harlow Pauley; two nieces, Laura Brittain (Scott) of Maiden, and Haley Adams (Jason) of Greenville, SC; and nephew, Ryan Rawlinson (Kara) of Georgia; and numerous cousins.  

Memorials may be made to Rhyne Heights United Methodist Church, Methodist Men, 520 S. Madison Street, Lincolnton, NC  28092, or to Boy Scout Troop #74, c/o Rhyne Heights United Methodist Church, 520 S. Madison Street, Lincolnton, NC  28092.
 

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Jim Farris

June 3rd, 1948 - January 16th, 2021

Class of 1967

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Jimmy Roger “Jim” Farris, age 72, of Moonlit Trail, passed away Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Heath House in Lincolnton.  He was born June 3, 1948 in Cleveland County to the late Doris Clyde and Vergie Vida Whitworth Farris.  Mr. Farris was a U.S. Army Veteran and served in Vietnam.  He loved baseball and enjoyed coaching his children in various sports.  Jim was an avid fisherman and would even fish in a mud hole.  He also enjoyed camping and later in life, he enjoyed lap quilting.  He was the best daddy and the greatest “Papa” in the whole world.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Jody Lynch; brothers, Clyde, Charles, and Sam; and sisters, Pauline, Shirley, Ruth, Helen, Nellie, Bertha, Margaret, and Fern.
Survivors include his wife, Jane Huskins Farris; children, William “B.J.” Russ (Denise) of Lincolnton, Wendy Mauney (Sam) of Cherryville, Kate Johnson (Chuck) of Lincolnton, LeAnn Self (Randy) of Cherryville, Teresa Farris (Michael Link) of Clover, SC, Charles Norman (Patty) of Maiden, Chris Kennedy of Gastonia, and Todd Farris (Traci) of Charlotte; thirteen grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
Mr. Farris will lie-in-state on Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:45 PM at Unity Baptist Church in Crouse. Due to COVID19, social distancing and face coverings will be observed.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00PM Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at Unity Baptist Church with Rev. Matt Munday and Rev. Ricky Sigmon officiating. Burial will be private.
Condolences may be made to www.carpentersfuneralhome.net
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Nellie Farris

Class of 1961

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Samuel Farris

August 16th, 1939 - September 12th, 2020

Class of 1960

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Samuel Wayne Farris, age 81 of Spartanburg, died Saturday, September, 12, 2020 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Lincolnton, NC and the son to the late Doras Clyde Farris and the late Virgie Vider Whitworth Farris. He retired from ABCO Industries and was a longtime member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Spartanburg. He was also preceded in death by eight sisters and one brother and his first wife Faye McCracken Farris

He was the husband of Linda K. Eaker Farris and also survived by two daughters; Susan A. Hudak (Randy) and Gina M. Lucy (Michael), two sons;Mark D. Farris, (Tracy) and Jeffery Scott Farris, one brother Jim Farris, ten grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

The visitation will be at 12 pm Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at the First Church of The Nazarene in Spartanburg. The funeral service will follow the visitation at 1 pm with Reverend Brian Winebrenner officiating.

Interment will be at Boiling Springs Memorial Gardens with military honors given by the American Legion Post #200.

Online condolences may be made at www.eggersfuneralhome.com.

The family will be gathering at the home of Mark and Tracy Farris.

Eggers Funeral Home of Boiling Springs is serving the family.

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Steve Faulkner

April 1st, 1951 - April 7th, 2020

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Steve Nicholas Faulkner
( April 1, 1951 - April 7, 2020 )
Steve Nicholas Faulkner, age 69 of Laboratory Road in Lincolnton, and formerly of Catawba, died on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.
Mr. Faulkner was born April 1, 1951, in Lincoln County, to the late Daniel and Rosa Franklin Faulkner. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Edith Kay Lockman Faulkner. He was retired from CommScope.
He is survived by sisters, Jane F. Martin, Shirley Potts, and Betty Faulkner; and a brother, William Faulkner.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Judy Fincannon

Class of 1966

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From Susie Houk (Wilkinson) on April 29th, 2015
I went to grammer school with Judy.  She was such a sweet person.  I'm sure she is missed.
 

Catherine "Cathey" Finger (Hollifield)

October 12th, 1951 - September 5th, 2019

Class of 1970

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Catherine "Cathey" Hollifield Finger
( October 12, 1951 - September 5, 2019 )
Catherine “Cathey” Hollifield Finger, age 67, of Oak Grove Church Road in Lincolnton, died on Thursday, September 5, 2019.

Her funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, September 9, 2019, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eddie Yount officiating. Burial will follow in Hollybrook Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Monday from 12:00 until 12:45 p.m. at the funeral home.  

Cathey was born October 12, 1951, in McDowell County, to the late James and Mary Norton Hollifield.  

Those that are left behind include her husband, James “Jim” Finger of the home; a son, Jason Finger of Lincolnton; and a sister, Judy Turner, and husband Dwight, of Lincolnton.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 900 Dontia Drive, Lincolnton, NC  28092.

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Paula Finger (Bumgarner)

February 1st, 1947 - July 13th, 2014

Class of 1965

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Lincolnton- Paula Inez Bumgarner Finger, age 67, of Lincolnton passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014 at CMC-Main in Charlotte.  She was born in Catawba County to the late Paul Bumgarner and Nancy Devine Bumgarner. 
She was survived by her husband, Marshall Finger of the home, one son, Michael Finger and his wife Angela of Lincolnton, one daughter, Suzie Finger of Concord and one sister, Martha Bumgarner Heavner of Lincolnton.   
Services will be held Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 2:00 PM at E. F. Drum Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.  The interment will be in Maiden City Cemetery.  Rev. Jerome Walker will officiate. 

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Roddy Finger

 Class of 1965

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Sheila Finger (Weaver)

 Class of 1970

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Barry Finley

June 15th, 1947 - September 7th, 2016

Class of 1965

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Barry was an avid reader. He was very intelligent. However he was legally blind and a difficult time in school due to this handicap. He went on to obtain his GED and College degree. He was auto mechanic for most of his career. He was an amateur radio operator and worked with others to obtain their license as well. He was a husband and father and grandfather. He loved working with people and talking with others. He never met a stranger. He loved the Lord and read his Bible over 25 times. He would study his Bible memorize as much as he could. He graduated from Gaston College with his Associates degree and Auto Mechanics certification. He is truly missed by all who knew him.

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From MELBA FINLEY on July 23rd, 2021
I loved you then and love you now. You were so brilliant and funny. Never met a stranger and would always go out of your way to help someone. You are truly missed my love. 
 

Robert (Bobby) Finley

September 27th, 1948 - December 23rd, 2017

Class of 1967

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Bobby Wayne Finley, 69, of Catawba passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at his residence.

He was born September 27, 1948 in McDowell County to the late James and Madge White Finley. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, shooting pool, reading and anything involving the North Carolina Tarheels.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, James “Jimmy” Finley and Barry Finley.

Those left to cherish his memory are;

Sons: Justin Heath Finley and wife Meg of Hampstead
Scott Grant of Maiden

Daughter: Haley Finley Clinton and husband Kevin of Cherryville
Sister: Virginia Jeroline Finley Curry and husband William “Bill” of Catawba
Grandchildren: Savannah, Patton, Gavin Finley, Bristol Clinton, Megan and Christian Grant. 
Great-Grandchildren: Aria Ake
Numerous Nieces and Nephews 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Baptist Church in Newton. Rev. Jerry White will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service. 

Condolences may be sent to the Finley family at www.bennettfuneralservice.com.

The Finley family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111.

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Billie Fisher (Carpenter)

August 4th, 1949 - April 1st, 2019

Class of 1967

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Billie Carpenter Fisher
( August 4, 1949 - April 1, 2019 )
Billie Carpenter Fisher, age 69, of Asbury Church Road in Lincolnton, died on Monday, April 1, 2019.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2019, in the Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Ken Spencer and Rev. Gregg Plott officiating.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, 2019, at Warlick Funeral Home.  

Mrs. Fisher was born August 4, 1949, in Lincoln County, to the late Bill Forney Carpenter and Evelyn Faye Cash Carpenter.  She worked as a bookkeeper for R.B. Cronland Building Supply.  

She is survived by her husband, David W. Fisher, of the home; a son, Charles David Fisher, and wife Jennifer, of Concord; and a sister, Janice Poovey of Lincolnton.  

Memorials may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, Back Pack Kids Fund, PO Box 676, Lincolnton, NC  28093.

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Johnny Fitzgerald

- - January 14th, 2013

 Class of 1960

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 John Hill Fitzgerald III

John Hill Fitzgerald III of Zebulon, Ga. died Monday, January 14, 2013 at Southern Regional Hospital in Riverdale, Ga. following surgical complications. He was the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Fitzgerald Jr. of Lincolnton. Johnny was a member of the Lincolnton High School graduating class of 1960.

He attended Davidson College, Florida Presbyterian College and received a Bachelor of Arts from Clayton State University in Morrow, Ga.

Johnny is preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Zander Fitzgerald and is survived by five daughters, two sons and 15 grandchildren.

Upon receiving his commercial pilot’s license, Johnny became a pilot for Eastern Airlines where he rose to captain of a Boeing 757. Johnny’s name is included on the Eastern Airline’s bronze memorial in Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. This memorial includes a representation of over 6,700 pilots who flew for Eastern Airlines from 1928 until the company’s dissolution.

When Eastern folded, Johnny attended a police academy in Clayton County, Ga. and served on police forces in Peachtree City, Palmetto & Fairburn, Ga.

Johnny spent his life in service to his fellow man.  He was engaged to Barbara Johnson Carter, also formally of Lincolnton.

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From Douglas Craig on February 26th, 2015
You were talented way beyond your years!
 
 

Hazelene Ford (Hush)

September 20th, 1948 - June 29th, 2020

Class of 1966

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Reverend Dr. Hazelene Hush Ford age 71 of Lincolnton, North Carolina transitioned on Monday, June 29, 2020 at CaroMont Health, Gastonia, North Carolina. She was born in Lincoln County, North Carolina on September 20, 1948 to the late John Amos Hush and Cleola Charles Hush.
Those who knew Dr. Ford would say she was a woman of strong resolve who pushed past boundaries and loved education. She was among the first group of African American students to integrate Lincolnton High School, graduating in 1966. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from N.C. A&T State University. She went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Education from Lenoir Rhyne University. In addition, Dr. Ford obtained a Master of Educational Administration, a Master of Learning Disabilities, and an Advance Degree in Educational Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She served for 30 years with the State of North Carolina, as a teacher and then Principal of the night High School Equivalency program before finishing her career as an administrator with Lincoln County Schools. Dr. Ford continued her educational pursuits by obtaining first a Master of Biblical Studies and then a Doctor of Biblical Studies. Dr. Hazelene Ford also obtained her Doctor of Divinity degree from New Vision University. She was an active member of the NAACP. She was a member and Golden Soror of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Dr. Ford was a charter member of Xi Phi Omega Chapter in Hickory, NC. Dr. Ford served as a Chaplain at Lincoln County Hospital and served as a member and contributor to many organizations in the community.
Funeral Service is Monday, July 6, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at St. James A.M.E. Zion Church with burial to follow in Hollybrook Cemetery. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service. The body will lie in state at Ebony & White’s on Sunday from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. The family will not be present. Due to COVID-19 everyone is asked to wear masks.
Survivors are her husband, Gary Ford of the home, son, DeRon Ford (Catina) of Gastonia, NC, daughter, Garrette Martin-Yeboah (Samuel) of Baltimore, MD, two brothers, Reginald Hush of Largo, MD, Elworth Hush of New Paltz, NY, two sisters, Mary Briggs of Marlboro, NJ, Evangelist Ellen Louise McClain of Lincolnton, NC, five grandchildren, two great grandchildren
Ebony & White’s Funeral Service is serving the Ford family

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Joann Ford

- - November 1st, 2005

 Class of 1965

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From David Reep on February 28th, 2016
When asked by a teacher in Lincolnton Grammar School, what she wanted to do when she grew up, she answered, I want to be a dirty DJ and take payola.
She made everyone laugh.  I wished I could have known her better. 
 
 

Wynn Ford

May 22nd, 1949 - April 5th, 2017

Class of 1967

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Wynn Stuart Ford
( May 22, 1949 - April 5, 2017 )
Mr. Wynn Ford, age 67, of the Brian Center in Mooresville, and formerly of N. Poplar Street in Lincolnton, died on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in Hollybrook Cemetery with DAV military rites.   

Wynn was born May 22, 1949, in Lincoln County, to Ann Davis Ford and the late Joe Ford.  In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by his sister, JoAnn Ford.  He served in the United States Marines during the Vietnam War.

He is survived by his mother, Ann, D. Ford, of Lincolnton. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lincoln Chapter DAV #53, c/o Charles Adams, 1120 Ponderosa Road, Lincolnton, NC  28092.

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Clyde Van Fore

March 24th, 1948 - July 19th, 2017

Class of 1968

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March 24, 1948 - July 19, 2017
 
Clyde Van Fore Sr., age 69, of Frank Mast Road, Valle Crucis, passed away Wednesday morning, July 19, 2017, at Watauga Medical Center in Boone.

Clyde was born March 24, 1948 in Newton, North Carolina, a son of the late Clyde Pascal Fore and Charlotte Wiggins Fore. He was a retired Auto Salesman.

Clyde is survived by his wife, Ginger Mast Fore of the home; one son, Clyde Van "Buddy" Fore of Boone; one step-son, Nicholas Asa of Charlotte; one step-daughter, Kimberly Asa of Brooklyn, New York; one brother, Eric Fore and wife Betty of Hickory, and two brothers-in-law, Norman High of High Shoals, North Carolina and David Mast of Valle Crucis. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth Fore, and two sisters, Sherri High and Judy Baker.

A Celebration of the Life of Clyde Van Fore, Sr. will be held Friday, July 21, 2017, from 5:00 until 8:00 o'clock, at the home of his son, Buddy Fore, 280 Graggville Road, Boone.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Medi Home Hospice, 400 Shadowline Drive, Suite 102, Boone, North Carolina, 28607, Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas, 66675, or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be sent to the Fore family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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Linda Fortenberry (Engle)

January 8th, 1945 - March 1st, 2016

Class of 1963

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Linda Gail Engle Fortenberry
( January 8, 1945 - March 1, 2016 )
Linda Gail Engle Fortenberry, age 71, of John Chapman Road in Lincolnton, died on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. 

Her funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at David Memorial Baptist Church with Rev. Benjamin Ramseur and Rev. Richard Jenkins officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2016, at Warlick Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Fortenberry was born January 8, 1945, in Lincoln County, to the late Summey and Nancy Jane York Engle. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a sister, Velma Chatman. She worked for Mohican Mills for 50 years. 

She is survived by her husband, Walter Fortenberry of the home; a son, Jason Fortenberry, and fiance Bobbie Newgard, of Lincolnton; one brother, John Ingle of Newton; two sisters, Nancy Gates of High Shoals and Sarah Ledbetter of Lincolnton; and one grandson, Joshua Hunter Fortenberry. 

Memorials may be made to David Memorial Baptist Church, 2533 Country Club Road, Lincolnton, NC 28093.

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Marshall Fox

February 16th, 1946 - May 30th, 2013

Class of 1964

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Mr. Marshall Wilson Fox, age 67, of 3122 Maiden Highway in Lincolnton, died on Thursday, May 30, 2013.
 
His funeral service will be 4:00 pm on Monday, June 3, 2013 at McKendree United MethodistChurch with Rev. Tommy Conder and Rev. Rick Crouse officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 3:45 pm prior to the service at the church.
 
Mr. Fox was born February 16, 1946 in LincolnCounty to the late Albert Henry and Isabelle Victoria Byers Fox. He served in the United States Marines during the Vietnam War and then later worked as a supervisor in furniture manufacturing.
 
He is survived by his wife, Brenda Cash Fox of the homed; one son, Brian Fox of Portland, OR; one daughter, Angela Fox Ritch and husband Jonathan of Granite Falls; and three granddaughters, Lorin Burgess, Emma Fox, and Brenna Burgess.
 
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar Street, Lincolnton, NC28092.

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From Jim "Horse" Hoyle on September 8th, 2015
I somehow graduated from UNC and Clemson with my MBA, buutttt...there ain't no words to express the loss I felt for Marshall.  In my younger days at Hickory Grove school, Marshall and I went to 4H camp somewhere up in the NC mountains for a week.  The game plan was for different counties to have different cabins, but Marshall and I were the only 2 from Lincoln, and had to share with Ca tawba...I think....an;yways...no matter what activities we got involved in , HE managed to have EVERYONE laughing over some smart observations of his.  The last I saw him, was at walmart.  He was at the door getting signatures for support to run for some office....;it didn't matter to me what the office was, I knew he would be a very effective candidate...Much like Donald Casper...you couldn't know him and not have very tender, as well as respectful, memories. 
 

Jerry Dean Franklin

February 20th, 1949 - May 2nd, 2020

Class of 1968

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Jerry Dean Franklin
( - May 3, 2020 )
Jerry Dean Franklin, age 71, of Salem Church Road, Lincolnton died Saturday, May 2, 2020.
The family will receive guests at the home, 2464 Salem Church Road, Lincolnton, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2020.
Mr. Franklin was born on February 20, 1949 and was the son of the late Wylie and Martha Whitesides Franklin.  He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Danny Franklin, Bill Franklin and Eddie Franklin. Mr. Franklin worked as a brick mason and was also a veteran of the United States Army having served in the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his wife, Thresia Ray Franklin of the home; one son, Wylie Shane Franklin and wife, Dawn of Lincolnton; two grandsons, Bradley Franklin and Brent Franklin; one brother, Phillip Franklin and wife, Cindy of Lincolnton; one sister, Martha Jane Starr of Iron Station.

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Leon Freeman

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Stanley Gene Freeman

- - May 18th, 2007

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From larry walker on February 16th, 2015
Stanley      We all way had fun together. I will allway remenber the time we went to the ball game at Hickory and then went to Gastonia. What a night.   Larry Walker
 
From Johnny Whitesides on April 27th, 2013
This is how I remember you!  Steve, you and I were in Steve's old Cadillac hearse. We all were cruisen and passed by some monkeys, durn if I remember where? But we stopped and you wanted to get a little better picture of them so you when a little too close to the cage. One of those monkey's grabbed your long curly hair and bammed bammed your head against the cage.  Steve and I stood there just laughing cause that MONKEY had one hand full of hair!
I remember always remember you!
Johnny Whitesides
 

Barry Friday

January 30th, 1943 - March 6th, 2016

Class of 1962

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Barry E. Friday
( January 30, 1943 - Sunday, March 6, 2016 )
Mr. Barry Friday, 73, of Stanley, passed away March 6, 2016. 

His funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at Faith Baptist Church, 4194 Old Plank Road, Iron Station, NC. Burial will be in the church cemetery immediately following the service. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:30 p.m. on Monday, March 7, 2016, at Warlick Funeral Home. 

Born January 30, 1943, Barry was the son of Rev. Ernest and Grace Friday. Mr. Friday retired from H&S Lumber Company, House of Doors Division, in Charlotte, NC. Barry was proud to be an Army Veteran. He was a faithful member of Faith Baptist Church. Barry enjoyed visiting with friends and family, woodworking, Boy Scouts, camping, and teasing those closest to him. He loved his family dearly and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. 

Barry is survived by his wife, Sharon; son, Craig Friday of Charlotte, NC; sister, Judy Friday of Lincolnton, NC; brothers-in-law Joe Rhyne of Lincolnton, Jerry York, and wife Sudie, of Stanley, NC, and M.O. York, and wife Linda, of Mt. Pleasant, SC; nephews, Tim Rhyne, and wife Terri, of Lincolnton, Mike Rhyne, and wife Dana, of Xenia, OH, Chris York of Rockwell; nieces, Donna Blackburn of Lincolnton, Shana Biggerstaff, and husband John, of Mt. Holly, Patricia Williams, and husband Randy, of Stanley; and great-nieces and nephews, Johnathan Biggerstaff, Emily Biggerstaff, Sarah York, Corey York, Caroline York, Brandon Ritter, Samantha Williams, and Mick Williams. Mr. Friday is predeceased by his parents and sisters, Frances Rhyne and Helen Blackburn. 

Memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church, 5194 Old Plank Road, Iron Station, NC 28080.

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Phyllis Friday (Abernathy)

October 31st, 1942 - April 4th, 2019

Class of 1960

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Phyllis Abernathy Friday
( October 31, 1942 - April 4, 2019 )
Phyllis Abernathy Friday, age 77, of Lincoln Street in High Shoals, died on Thursday, April 4, 2019.

Her funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, 2019, at First Baptist Church of High Shoals with Rev. Doug McClain officiating.  Burial will follow in High Shoals Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1:45 until 2:45 p.m. at the church.

Mrs. Friday was born October 31, 1942, in Gaston County, to the late Henry and Beulah Morris Abernathy.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a sister, Shirley.  Phyllis worked for Mohican Mills for 45 years where she was an inspector.  She was Mayor Pro-tem on the City Council of High Shoals, as well as the owner of Phyllis Catering of High Shoals. 

She is survived by her husband, Lamar Friday of the home; a daughter, Angie Setzer, and husband Nathan, of Lincolnton; stepsons, Jeff Friday, and wife Lynette, of Lincolnton, Barry Friday, and wife Tabatha, and Kevin Friday, and wife Charlotte, all of Gastonia; sister, Frances McConnell of Vale; nine grandchildren, Colby Setzer, Cori Setzer, Christen Setzer, Scott Friday, Christopher Friday, Cameron Friday, Matthew Friday, Noah Friday, and Savannah Bell; and great-grandchildren, Carleigh and Chandler Setzer, and Emmaline and Emeri Friday.  

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of High Shoals, 600 N. Lincoln Street, High Shoals, NC  28077.

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John Daniel Froneberger

March 16th, 1943 - December 1st, 2004

Class of 1961

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From Tom Froneberger on August 31st, 2020
Image Class of 61 Reunion. 
 
From Tom Froneberger on May 22nd, 2020
Image Dan with niece, Peggy Sue, circa 1990. 
 
From Tom Froneberger on May 3rd, 2020
Slight correction: Dan's funeral at The First Presbyterian Church was 4 Dec 2004.  He died 1 Dec 2004. We miss him; I'll always remember those who were good to him. 
 
From Tom Froneberger on May 3rd, 2020
Thanks; first time I saw this of my brother. Dan has a genius brain and just wanted people to accept him. He was the main cook for Ft Bragg's Rugby Team and had a great time just being there. 

He was born 16 March 1943 and passed away 4 Dec 2004. Buried at St Luke's. 
 

David Frye

January 24th, 1951 - August 30th, 2015

Class of 1969

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David William Frye Jr. age 64, of Loveland, passed unexpectedly Sunday, August 30, 2015. He was born January 24, 1951 in Lincolnton, North Carolina, the son of David William & Mary Frances (nee Shuford) Frye Sr. He was an Industrial Engineer with Graphic Packaging Company and a member of the Epiphany United Methodist Church in Loveland. He is survived by his wife, Ann Grigg Frye; two daughters, Monica (Frye) Humphrey and Stacey (Frye) Staton; one brother, Gene C. Frye; as well as 3 grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM Thursday, September 3, 2015 at the Epiphany United Methodist Church, 6635 Loveland Miamiville Rd., Loveland, OH 45140, with a gathering of friends from 2:00 PM until the time of service led by Pastor Steve Swisher. A reception will follow the service. Memorials may be made to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, Southwest Ohio Chapter, 4015 Executive Park Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45241.
 

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Betty Gantt (Houk)

December 6th, 1943 - November 9th, 2011

 Class of 1962

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Malcolm Gantt

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Glenda Ann Garrison (Bumgarner)

Class of 1961

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Ethel Garver (Holtzclaw)

1944 - June 24th, 2021

Class of 1962

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Ethel Loretta Garver, age 77, died peacefully at home on Friday, June 18, 2021, due to harm caused by bone cancer.
Retired from the public service industry, Ethel was well known & admired for her beautiful voice and song. She is loved will be missed by many. 
In addition to her birth parents, Oakley Geter and Ella Mae (Allred) Holtsclaw, Ethel is preceded in death by her adopted parents, Marshall & Edith (Crisson) Kirby, her brother, Johnny Leon Holtsclaw, Sr., and sisters Della Moore & Geretha Walker. 
Survivors include her husband, Clyde Garver; her sister, Carolyn Greene; her brothers, Ronnie & Darrell Kirby; her children: sons, Eric and Stephen White, daughter, Rebecca White and son-in-law Mikey Lail, Jr; 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
The Good Samaritan Funeral Home of Denver, NC is serving the Garver Family

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Greg Gates

November 21st, 1951 - December 9th, 2015

Class of 1970

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Gregory Craig Gates
( November 21, 1951 - December 9, 2015 )
Gregory Craig Gates, age 64, of Lincolnton, died Wednesday, December 9, 2015.

His funeral will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 12, 2015, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Michael Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Hollybrook Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:30 until 11:45 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. 

Mr. Gates was born on November 21, 1951, and was the son of the late Herbert and Mildred Craig Gates.  He was the owner of the Country Side Hardware Store.

He is survived by two brothers, David Gates of Lincolnton and Rick Gates, and wife Nancy, of Georgetown, KY; and four nieces, Kelsey Gates, Lyndsey Gates, Sydney Gates, and Mya Ratliff, all of Georgetown, KY. 

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, or to the Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Association.

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Candy Gaudet (Mauney)

July 8th, 1947 - July 23rd, 2019

Class of 1965

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Candace Mauney Gaudet
( July 8, 1947 - July 23, 2019 )
Candace Mauney Gaudet, age 72, of Martinez, Georgia, and formerly of Lincolnton, passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2019.

Her funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, 2019, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow in Hollybrook Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Mrs. Gaudet was born July 8, 1947, in Lincoln County, to the late William Andrew Mauney and Grace Williams Mauney.  She worked as an art teacher for Georgia Public Schools.  She loved animals and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

She is survived by her husband, Larry Gaudet of the home; a son, William Gaudet, and wife Monica, and their daughter, Alethea, all of Aiken, SC; and a daughter, Mary Hosch, and husband Bryant, and their son, Brandon, all of Atlanta, GA.  

Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Lincoln County, PO Box 23, Lincolnton, NC  28093.

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Larry Gilbert

August 31st, 1949 - September 17th, 2021

Class of 1967

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Larry Hubert Gilbert
( August 31, 1949 - September 17, 2021 )
Larry Hubert Gilbert, 72, of Charlotte, born August 31, 1949, passed to eternal life September 17, 2021.
 
Larry grew up in Lincolnton, NC where he cultivated a great appreciation for nature and lifelong friendships. In 1962 he was recognized as a national Eagle Scout by the Boy Scouts of America. A true outdoorsman, he was an expert gardener and enjoyed sharing the fruits of his labor with friends and family. Larry was an avid bird watcher and feeder, and easily identified birds of North Carolina and other regions. Observing creatures large and small in their natural habitat brought him great joy. Larry valued the people in his life, and showed his love for family and friends with his passion for outdoor cooking. He enjoyed annual camping trips with childhood friends for more than 50 years. Larry served as a military police officer for the United States Army in Okinawa during the Vietnam War 1969-1971. He was preceded in death by his parents, Miriam and Hubert Gilbert of Lincolnton, NC.
 
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Diane Solomon Gilbert, daughter Ingrid Gilbert Kopp, son-in-law Rusty Kopp, four grandchildren: Lily, Ridge, Abby and Stella, all of Charlotte, NC and his sister Beth Gilbert Wrenn and brother-in-law Lee Wrenn and the Wrenn family of Kure Beach, NC.
 
The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until– 11:15 a.m. with a service to follow at 11:30am on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton, NC.
 
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice of Charlotte, 7845 Little Ave, Charlotte, NC 28226, www.hpccr.org or The Alzheimer’s Association of Western North Carolina chapter, 4600 Park Rd. Suite 250, Charlotte, NC 28209, act.alz.org.

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Johnny Gillespie

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Joe Austin Gladden

January 1st, 1941 - February 25th, 2020

Class of 1961

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Joe Austin Gladden
( January 1, 1941 - February 25, 2020 )
Joe Austin Gladden, age 79, loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, went home to his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at Carolina Caring in Sherrills Ford.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2020, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Greg Plott officiating.  The family will receive friends on Friday from 12:15 until 1:45 p.m. at the funeral home.  

Joe was born January 1, 1941, in Lincoln County, to the late Edward and Etta Huffstettler Gladden.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by brothers, Hugh Gladden, Herman Gladden, Jim “Raeford” Gladden; sisters, Sadie Smith, Faye Gladden, Hazel Childress, Ozelle Helms, and Ruth Kadau; son, Little Joe Gladden; and daughter, Jewel Gladden.

Joe loved his family and enjoyed working on cars.  He ran Buffalo Service Station and Joe’s Body Shop for over 30 years.  He enjoyed cheating at family cards, driving WAY TOO FAST, and playing with his grandkids, while teaching them all of his bad habits.  He loved watching Tarheel basketball, westerns, and enjoyed camping with family and friends, and meeting with friends at Hardee’s.  

He is survived by his wife, Linda Gladden of the home; a daughter, Crystal Mull of Hickory; a brother, Kemp Gladden of Conover; two grandchildren, Samantha Wilkinson and Jacob Mull; and one great-grandchild, Silas Lee.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC  28685.

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Jimmy Wayne Goins

February 4th, 1941 - July 11th, 2018

Class of 1961

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James Wayne Goins
( February 4, 1941 - July 11, 2018 )
James “Jim” Wayne Goins, age 77, of 432 E. Rhodes Street in Lincolnton, died on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

James was born February 4, 1941, in Lincoln County, to the late Evan and Clara Huffman Goins.  He worked for the Lincoln County Solid Waste Department.  He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and collector of many things.  He loved his family, friends, and his dogs.  His love of being outdoors took him many places and gave him many great adventures with wonderful friends.

He is survived by his wife, Frankie Peeler Goins of the home; a daughter, Jamie Goins of Lincolnton; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved fur grandbabies, Blackie, Kida, and Milo.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2018, at Woodside Church of Our Savior with Rev. Fred Helms officiating.  The family will greet friends in the parish hall following the service.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Woodside Church of Our Savior, PO Box 203, Lincolnton, NC  28093.

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Robby Goins

June 17th, 1949 - January 23rd, 2015

Class of 1968

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Robert E. Goins, Jr.
( June 6, 1949 - January 23, 2015 )
Robert E. Goins, Jr., age 65, of Lincolnton died Friday, January 23, 2015.

A graveside service will be held 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Hollybrook Cemetery in Lincolnton with Rev. Charles Ingle officiating.  The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Warlick Funeral Home. At other times, the family will be gathered at the Baker residence, 1460 Smith Farm Road, Lincolnton .  

Mr. Goins was born on June 17, 1949 and was preceded in death by his son, Robby Goins and his mother, Katherine Mosteller Goins. He was a commercial truck driver.    

He is survived by his wife, Karen of the home; father, Robert E. Goins, Sr.; three brothers, Rev. Charles Ingle of Lincolnton, Randy Ingle of Lincolnton and Tim Goins of Lincolnton; one sister, Linda Jones of Lincolnton.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, PO Box 27985, Raleigh, NC 27611.

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Butch-George F. Goodson

- - March 6th, 2004

 Class of 1965

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Dr. Phillip Goodson

1950 - August 31st, 2020

Class of 1968

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Dr. Phillip R. Goodson, 70, of Statesville, N.C., passed away August 31, 2020, at his home after a courageous battle with recurrent pancreatic cancer.
Dr. G was born and grew up in Lincoln County, N.C. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with an undergraduate degree in Chemistry before earning his MD degree from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University as a full Reynold’s Scholarship recipient. Following his education, he remained at N.C. Baptist Hospital for specialty training in OB/GYN.
Dr. Goodson and his wife moved to Statesville in 1980, where he practiced OB/GYN with Dr. Ray Green until 1989. Dr. Goodson and Dr. Walter Meadors formed a new medical practice in 1989 and later helped to found and joined Piedmont Health Care, a new multispecialty medical group. In 2000, Dr. Goodson limited his specialty to gynecology and gynecologic surgery after delivering over 3,000 babies. He retired from practice in 2016.
He spent much of his retirement time honing his mandolin playing and deriving pleasure from playing music with other amateur musicians around Statesville, Troutman and Mocksville areas.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 48 years, Kitty Goodson of the home; two sons, John Goodson of Boone, N.C., (grandsons, Noah and Isaac); Matthew Goodson of Kyoto, Japan (grandchild Milo); and daughter, Rebecca of Burlington, N.C.
He was very thankful for the care received from Dr. Ruby Grimm, Dr. Amy McLaurin, Dr. Trivedi, Dr. Roger Roark and many others through the years.
Please share memories and condolences with the family.
Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family.

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James Daniel Goodson

July 7th, 1946 - March 2nd, 2017

Class of 1964

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James Daniel Goodson
( July 7, 1946 - March 2, 2017 )
Mr. James Daniel Goodson, age 70, of Hwy 150 East in Lincolnton, passed away on March 2, 2017.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Monday, March 6, 2017, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joe Ervin officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Lincolnton. The family will receive friends on Monday from 1:00pm until 1:45pm prior to the service at Warlick Funeral Home.

Mr. Goodson was born on July 7, 1946, son of the late James Robert and Elizabeth Finger Goodson.  He was preceded in death by his wife Lynda Ann Dennison Goodson. Mr. Goodson worked for Bell South as a mechanical engineer before retiring, and also ran Dan’s Speed and Custom.

Survivors include: one son Stan Goodson, and wife Heather, of Maiden; one brother, Mike Goodson of Lincolnton; and two grandsons, Casey Hughes, and Cody Hughes, and wife Whitney.

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From Steve Benfield on March 20th, 2017
"Goodie" was my first friend when I moved to Lincolnton (actually Iron Station) in the fifth grade.He befriended me at a time I really needed a friend, and for that "Goodie" always had a special place in my heart. So, good bye old friend, you made a difficult transition easier for me and gave me a passion for cars.
 

Linda Goodson (Dennison)

 Class of 1965

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Mickie Ann Goodson

 Class of 1965

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Tommy Goodson

Class of 1960

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Donald Grigg

June 17th, 1944 - June 17th, 2017

Class of 1961

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Donald Floyd "Duck" Grigg 73 of Iron Station died Saturday, June 17th, 2017 at Carolinas Medical Center in  Lincolnton. Born June 17th, 1944, he was the son of the late James Grigg Sr. and Merle Whitworth Grigg. A US Navy Veteran, he was a supervisor in the textile industry.  A loving and caring father and husband, he was a man of many talents. He played guitar in a band and was a great cook and gardener. 
 His wife, Nancy Gail Thomas Grigg of the home; a daughter, Tammy Grigg Dameron and husband Alfred of Hickory; two sons, Bobby Gene Grigg of Iron Station and Danny Grigg and wife Wendy of Pumpkin Center; a sister, Linda Cleveland  and husband Richard of Iron Station ; a brother, Steve Grigg and wife Linda of Lucia, NC; grandchildren; Christopher Grigg, and Melissa Grigg of Ohio, Alyssa Smith of Lincolnton, Trinity Johnson of Hickory, Serenity and Chasity Dameron of Hickory, Shane Blagg of Virginia, Paige Reel of Pumpkin Center,  and great grandchildren; Maddie and Breanna Woodrum of Ohio survive him.
A brother, James Thomas Grigg, Jr. preceded him in death.
The funeral will be  Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 2:30pm at Jenkins Funeral Home Chapel with the military Chaplin officiating. A private burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 12:00-2:00pm at Jenkins Funeral Home Chapel.  .  
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation 4701 Hedgemore Drive Suite 810 Charlotte, NC 28209.
Please sign the online guestbook at www.jenkinsfuneralhome.net. The Grigg family has entrusted arrangements to Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Newton 828-464-1555.

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James Thomas Grigg

December 27th, 1942 - April 4th, 2011

Class of 1960

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CONOVER James Thomas Grigg Jr., 68, of Conover, died on Monday, April 4, 2011 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. Born on Dec. 27, 1942 in Lincoln County, he was the son of the late James Thomas Grigg and Lula Merl Whitworth Grigg. Mr. Grigg worked for Overnight Transportation for 14 years while also working at Carolina Mills where he retired after 37 years as a mechanic. He proudly served four years in the U.S. Army, where he served for two years in Germany as a tank mechanic. He was a member of Oxford Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sissy Grigg. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Eva Long Grigg; daughter, Kimberly Hass and husband, Frankie, of Conover; son, Tommy Grigg and wife, Shon, of Claremont; brothers, Steve Boyd Grigg of Stanley and Donald Grigg of Iron Station; sister, Linda Cleveland of Iron Station; grandchildren, Amber Renae Hass, Halley Grigg, Shannon Hass, Megan Hass, Tiffany Grigg. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Drum Funeral Home Chapel in Conover with Rev. Bobby Langston and Rev. Dr. Ed Yount officiating. Burial will follow at Catawba Memorial Park in Hickory with military rites by American Legion Post 16. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at Drum Funeral Home Chapel. Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 6000 Fairview Road, Suite 200, Charlotte, N.C. 28210 or American Lung Association of N.C., 3801 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 190, Raleigh, N.C. 27607. Condolences may be sent to the Grigg family at www.drumfuneral home.com. The Grigg family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover.

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Johnny Grigg

December 17th, 1949 - June 10th, 2016

Class of 1969

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Johnny Houston Grigg
( December 17, 1949 - June 10, 2016 )
Mr. Johnny Houston Grigg age 66 of 211 Hoffman Road Lincolnton died on Friday June 10, 2016.

Funeral services will be held 2:00pm Monday in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Jim Schall officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Lincolnton. The family will receive friends Sunday night from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at Warlick Funeral Home.

Mr. Grigg was born on December 17, 1949 son of the late George and Elvie Brackett Grigg. He was a truck driver before retiring. Mr. Grigg was preceded in death by one brother Jimmy Grigg and one sister  Mary Mc Coy.

Survivors include: wife Molly Ross Grigg of the home; one daughter Melissa Ann Grigg of the home; two brothers David Grigg of Lincolnton and Ervin Grigg of Vale; one sister Kay Cook of Lincolnton.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Boger City Wesleyan Church 2803 E. Highway 27 Lincolnton, N.C. 28092.

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Ronnie Grigg

February 22nd, 1950 - February 4th, 2002

Class of 1968
Ronnie was class of 1968, just 1 year ahead of me. He served his country well in the military. He was a wonderful brother with a heart so tender and kind. He would and did give the shirt off his back to someone in need. We lost him to cancer in 2002, but it seems like it was just yesterday. Your 3 sisters, Mom and Dad Love and Miss you very much !!!
Love you, Brenda

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Brenda Hallman (Sisk)

July 5th, 1947 - May 16th, 2017

Class of 1965

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Brenda Catherine Sisk Hallman
( July 5, 1947 - May 16, 2017 )
Brenda Catherine Hallman, age 69, of 5160 King Wilkinson Road in Denver, died on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 19, 2017, at Denver Baptist Church with Rev. Chris Griggs officiating.  The family will receive friends from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service at the church.

Mrs. Hallman was born July 5, 1947, in Lincoln County, to the late Rev. Ernest John Sisk and Billie Hamrick Treadway.  She retired from Lincoln County.

She is survived by her husband, Vaughn Hallman of the home; a son, Jonathan Hallman of Iron Station; a daughter, Christina Sutton of Lincolnton; a brother, Gary Sisk of Lincolnton; two sisters, Joyce Roberts and Sandra Jennings, both of Lincolnton; and four grandchildren, Hannah, Ethan, Madison, and Wyatt.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105-1942.

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Harold (Butch) Hallman

Class of 1960

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Janice Kay Hallman

- - 2005

Class of 1964

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Linda Hallman

- - November 8th, 2004

Class of 1960

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Patrick Hallman

- - September 15th, 2006

 Class of 1970

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 Patrick Neil Hallman INDIAN TRAIL -- Mr. Hallman, age 54, of 515 Dovefield Drive in Indian Trail, died Friday, September 15, 2006 at Carolinas Medical...

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Gayle Harkey

November 16th, 1951 - May 15th, 2010

 Class of 1970

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Alice Gayle Harkey, age 58, of 119 Riverside Drive in Lincolnton, died on Saturday, May 15, 2010.
Her funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Reepsville Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. this evening, May 17, at Warlick Funeral Home.
Ms. Harkey was born November 16, 1951 in Lincoln County to the late Henry “Beaverâ€

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Bernard Eugene Harless

August 8th, 1947 - December 23rd, 2014

Class of 1965

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Mr. Bernard Eugene Harless, age 67, of 3283 Laboratory Road in Lincolnton died Tuesday, December 23, 2014.

A memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Riverview Baptist Church with Rev. Ricky Brown officiating.  The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

Mr. Harless was born March 8, 1947 in Lincoln County to Nell Brown Harless and the late Donald Dwight Harless.  He was a veteran of the United States Air Force.  Mr. Harless was an appliance repairman.

Survivors include his mother, Nell Harless of Lincolnton; one son, Mac Harless of Hickory; one daughter Lillian Harless Lewis and husband Mark of Wilmington, NC; one brother, Kevin E. Harless of Lincolnton; three grandchildren, Samuel, Kendall and A.J. Lewis.

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Allen Harrill

- - January 6th, 2017

Class of 1965

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ALLEN MARK HARRILL Allen Mark Harrill, age 69, passed away January 5, 2017. He was born in Lincolnton, NC on July 11, 1947. He is preceded in death y by his parents Viola Davis and Mark Harrill and his sister Gail Harrill Seagle. He is survived by his nieces Amanda Eller and husband Shawn and Brittany Schrum as well as many dear friends. Allen was a wonderful chef, world traveler, bon vivante, avid hiker and adventurer. He was a voracious reader, exceptional photographer, artist and a dear friend. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Kagyu Shenpen Kunchab (KSK) 3777 KSK Lane, Santa Fe, NM 87507. A memorial celebration will be held at the Kiva Chapel at the Rivera Family Funeral Home on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Rivera Family Funerals and Cremations 417 East Rodeo Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87505 Phone: (505) 989-7032 santafefuneraloption.com
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Jonell Harris (Goodson)

February 18th, 1944 - February 24th, 2006

 Class of 1962

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Roger Michael Harris

 Class of 1969

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Sandra Jean Harris (Smith)

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Class of 1968

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John David Harrison

May 26th, 1943 - November 28th, 2020

Class of 1961

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John David Harrison, age 77, of Iron Station, NC passed away Saturday, November 28, 2020 at his residence.  He was born on May 26, 1943 in Lincoln County, North Carolina to the late Clarence Taylor and Bonnie Hoke Reinhardt Harrison.  He was a retired textile supervisor with American Efird.  
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one grandson, Jacob Rays Sanders.
Mr. Harrison is survived by three children, Tina Marie Harrison, Brian Harrison, and Christopher Harrison; four grandsons, and three granddaughters; and eight great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 5, 2020 from 2pm - 4pm at the home of Brian Harrison.
E. F. Drum Funeral Home is serving the Harrison family.

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Virginia Harrison (Greene)

February 24th, 1944 - October 26th, 2005

 Class of 1962

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Silas Hart

- - April 8th, 1998

 Class of 1967

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Bobby Hartman

August 23rd, 1951 - December 21st, 2010

Class of 1970

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Birth:  Aug. 23, 1951, USA
Death:  Dec. 21, 2010
Lincoln County
North Carolina, USA

Mr. Bobby Allen Hartman, 59, born August 23, 1951, died on December 21, 2010.

His funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 26, 2010 in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Laboratory United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm on Thursday, December 23, 2010 at Warlick Funeral Home.

A resident of Lincoln County, he was known to many people through the skill trade of carpentry. Some knew him as "Buffalo Bob" through the a.m. Swap Shop radio station.

His survivors include three siblings, Ralph Hartman, Daris Hartman, and Jean Hartman. He had three children, Joe Hartman, Erica Avery, and Jessica Hudson; and two grandchildren, Shane Hartman and Frank Avery. 

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Jimmy Hartman

March 2nd, 1950 - April 5th, 2001

Class of 1968

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Jim Paul Haynes

August 5th, 1945 - June 28th, 2018

Class of 1964

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AUGUST 5, 1945 ~ JUNE 28, 2018 (AGE 72)
 

 James “Jim” Paul Haynes, age 72, of Rutherfordton passed away June 28, 2018 at Willow Ridge Rehabilitation & Living Center.
Born August 5, 1945 in Lincolnton, N.C. to the late Albert Haynes and Peggy Harrington, Mr. Haynes retired from Duke Energy, was a Vietnam Veteran serving in the Marine Corp.
In addition to his parents Mr. Haynes was preceded in death by brothers Fred, Johnny and Jerry; and a sister Judy.
He is survived by his sons Daren (Debbie) Haynes, Josh Haynes; daughter Lisa (Stacey) Phipps; sister Frances (David) Rhyne; and grandchildren James M., Steven C., Daniel S., Eliana G., Molly, Ben, Brooklyn, and Taylor.
Graveside service with military honors will be 3:30 p.m. Sunday July 1, 2018 at McKendree United Methodist Church Cemetery in Lincolnton, N.C. with Rev Gregg Plott officiating.
Family will receive friends following the service in the church social hall.
Memorial contributions can be made to McKendree United Methodist Church, 3537 Maiden Hwy., Lincolnton, NC 28092.
Sanders Funeral & Cremation Service.
 
 

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Johnny Haynes

Class of 1964

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Judy Haynes

February 18th, 1949 - November 19th, 1991

Class of 1968

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Randy Heafner

February 10th, 1951 - September 6th, 2010

 Randy was a great guy!!!  

Class of 1968
 

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Randy Thomas Heafner, 59, of 155 Yarborough Road in Lincolnton, died on Monday, Sept. 6, 2010.
Mr. Heafner was born Feb. 10, 1951 in Lincoln County to the late Jack Roosevelt and Betty Morrison Heafner.
His funeral service will be 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010 at Southside Baptist Church with Rev. Doug McClain and Rev. Charles Ingle officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010 at Warlick Funeral Home.
Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Heafner family.

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Charlotte Heavner (Seagle)

October 23rd, 1941 - November 19th, 2018

Class of 1960

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Charlotte Seagle Heavner
( October 23, 1941 - November 19, 2018 )
Charlotte Seagle Heavner, age 77, of Blackburn Bridge Road in Lincolnton, died on Monday, November 19, 2018.

Her funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, November 23, 2018, at Crowell Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Freida Hobson officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Mrs. Heavner was born October 23, 1941, in Lincoln County, to the late Charlie and Juanita Brown Seagle.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother and a sister.  

She is survived by her husband, Carroll Heavner of the home; two daughters, Melissa White of Newton and Crystal “Crissy” Lentz of Maiden; a brother, Steve Seagle of Cherryville; two sisters, Susie Houser of Vale and Judy Faulkner of Lincolnton; and four grandchildren, Kristen White, Garren White, Ryder Lentz, and Savannah Lentz.   

Memorials may be made to Crowell Memorial United Methodist Church, 4018 Killian Road, Lincolnton, NC  28092.

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Howard Heavner

- - November 9th, 2018

Class of 1967

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Heav's Memorial Service has been finalized. The service will take place at Trinity United Methodist Church in Jensen Beach, FL on Saturday, January 5th at 11:00 am. A light luncheon will be served in the Fellowship Hall after the service. Because many people have asked me, in lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Trinity in Heav's memory. Thank you all for your love and kindness of the past few weeks. Heav would be so honored to be able to read all the comments, tributes and honors from all of you.

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From harvey crouse on April 30th, 2019
I wish that I had known that Howard was in Florida because I am only a few miles from Jensen Beach.  I would have enjoyed talking over old times about our days at LHS together.  Condolences to his family.
 

Jack Heavner

October 24th, 1946 - February 14th, 2014

Class of 1964

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Jack Brady Heavner, Sr.
( October 24, 1946 - February 14, 2014 )
Jack Brady Heavner, Sr., age 67, of 757 Brady Branch Trail in Lincolnton, died on Friday, February 14, 2014.
 
A graveside service will be held on Monday, February 17, 2014, at 3:30 p.m. at Hollybrook Cemetery with Rev. Joe Ervin officiating. The family will be at the funeral home between 2: 00 until 3:00 p.m. prior to the graveside.
 
Jack was born October 24, 1946, in Lincoln County, to the late Clyde Preston and Daisy Eurey Heavner. He worked as the parts manager for Abernathy Chevrolet and Sonny Hancock.
 
He is survived by a son Brad Heavner and wife Kristel of Lincolnton; a daughter Jennifer Heavner Kollock of Huntersville; a brother Jay Clyde Heavner and wife Millie of Gastonia; three grandchildren, Brady Heavner, Matt Heavner, and Lindsey Kollock; nephew Andy Heavner; niece Amy Heavner Savage; and aunt Nancy Heavner Gilbert and husband Wally of Lynchburg, VA.
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From Jay Heavner on February 18th, 2015
Jack was a wonderful Brother & friend!!!  Miss you so much!  Jay
 

Jay Heavner

September 10th, 1945 - August 17th, 2019

Class of 1963

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GASTONIA- Jay Clyde Heavner, age 73, of Candlewick Way in Gastonia died Saturday, August 17, 2019.
Mr. Heavner was born September 10, 1945 in Lincoln County. He was the son of the late Clyde Preston Heavner and Daisy Eurey Heavner. He was preceded in death by a grandson Gabriel Savage and brother, Jack Heavner. Mr. Heavner retired as the Director of Revenue for Gaston County. Prior to working in Gaston County, he was the Tax Administrator for Lincoln County. He was a veteran of the US Army.
His funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 23, 2019 at Covenant Church where he was a member for many years.. Rev. Mike Devine will officiate. His body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Hollybrook Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Warlick Funeral Home.
Mr. Heavner is survived by his wife, Amelia "Millie" Smith Heavner of the home; son, Andy Heavner and wife Stephanie of Lacey, Washington; daughter, Amy Heavner Savage and husband Jonanthan of Lincolnton; grandchildren, Victoria Savage, Isabella Savage and Jacob Heavner.
Memorials may be made to Covenant Church, P. O. Box 564, Lincolnton, NC 28093.
Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton, NC is serving the Heavner family.

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Michael Heavner

Class of 1961

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Susan Hedrick (Poteat)

Class of 1969

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Bill Hedspeth

June 5th, 1951 - March 3rd, 2019

Class of 1968

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Sympathy to the family of 1968 classmate Bill Hedspeth, who passed away on February 3rd, 2019. His sister is Patty Alexander Masters (Patty N Donald Masters), class of 1971.  Bill suffered from Diabetes for many years. 

William Hedspeth

JUNE 5, 1951 ~ MARCH 3, 2019 (AGE 67)
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SHELBY, NORTH CAROLINA
June 5, 1951 ~ March 3, 2019
William Hedspeth, 67, passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2019.
The Hedspeth Family has entrusted his care to Boston's Mortuary.

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Ronnie Hedspeth

 Class of 1963

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Virginia Hellard (Clark)

- - January 9th, 1986

 Class of 1962

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Evelyn Helms (Whiteside)

September 20th, 1947 - December 18th, 2020

Class of 1966

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James David and Evelyn Whiteside Helms
( September 27, 1954 and September 20, 1947 - November 16, 2020 and December 18, 2020 )
James David Helms, age 66, of 291 Grandview Lane in Lincolnton, died on Monday, November 16, 2020.  His wife, Evelyn Whiteside Helms, age 73, died on Friday, December 18, 2020.

Mr. Helms was born September 27, 1954, in Mecklenburg County, to the late Gerald C. Helms and Joyce Deese Helms.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a daughter, Shelley Mellon.   He worked as a mechanic for Wal-Mart.

Mrs. Helms was born September 20, 1947, in Temple, Texas, to the late Arnold Lee Whiteside, Jr. and Faye Carroll Whiteside.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a daughter and a sister.  

He is survived by his daughter, Jessica Rivas, and husband Jess, of Lincolnton; a brother, Gerald Helms of Raleigh; two sisters, Judy Jenkins of Lancaster, SC, and June Helms of Wingate; and eight grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter, Jessica Rivas, and husband Jess, of Lincolnton; half-brother, Bill Whiteside of Gastonia; sister, Nancy Dutton of Kentucky; and eight grandchildren.  

A graveside service with inurnment will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 28, 2020, in Hollybrook Cemetery with Pastor Michael Collins officiating.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1901 Brunswick Avenue, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC  28207, or to Lincoln County Relay for Life.
 

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Ronnie Lawrence Helms

- - November 2nd, 2002

Class of 1967

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Ted Carl Helms

July 12th, 1948 - March 28th, 2021

Class of 1965

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Ted Helms

 
Ted Helms, 73, of Knoxville, TN passed away on March 28, 2021.
Ted was a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a Master’s degree in public health and safety. He worked at Oak Ridge National Lab for most of his career. He had a passion for cooking, photography, biking and hiking, tennis, playing bridge, classical music and travelling.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Mary Helms; sisters, Barbara Bumgarner and Mable Helms.
Survivors include nephew, Nelson Bumgarner; nieces, Susan Biglin and Lori Bumgarner.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Ted’s memory to Church Street United Methodist  (900 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902) or Amedisys Hospice Care (1420 Dutch Valley Dr, Suite C, Knoxville, TN 37918).
The family will have a private service.
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Johnny A. Herman

Class of 1969

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Becky Faye High (Gales)

August 11th, 1946 - July 11th, 2013

Class of 1964

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Becky Faye Gales High, age 66, of 528 Joe Ross Street in Lincolnton, died on Thursday, July 11, 2013.
 
Her funeral service will be 1:30 pm on Saturday, July 13, 2013 in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ray Pennell officiating. Burial will follow inForest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:00 until 1:15 pm on Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home.
 
Mrs. High was born August 11, 1946 in LincolnCounty to Margie Hallman Gales Heafner and the late J.D. Gales. She was a homemaker.
 
She is survived by her husband, Lewis High of the home; one son, Jeff High of Lincolnton; one daughter, Lorrie High of Lincolnton; her mother, Margie Heafner of Lincolnton; and one granddaughter, Kayla Powell.
 
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar Street, Lincolnton, NC28092.

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Janie Hildebran (Hines)

January 1st, 1951 - August 1st, 2020

Class of 1969

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Janie Hines Hildebran, age 69 of Sherrills Ford, passed away Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Brian Center Gastonia. Janie was born January 1, 1951 in Lincoln County. She was the daughter of the late Walter Jack Hines and Daisy McCune Hines. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Hildebran.

She is survived by:

Daughter: Jackie Campbell and Wayne of Sherrills Ford

Son: Kenneth Hildebran and Amy of Claremont

5 Grandchildren: Ethan Hildebran, Jillian Hildebran, Kimberly Campbell, Josh Campbell, Sam Campbell

A Graveside Service will be held Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Sherrills Ford Presbyterian Church Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Taylor officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10:00 to 10:45 in the Fellowship Hall

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Judes Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105

Burke Mortuary-Newton is serving the Hildebran family.

To send flowers or plant a tree in memory of Janie Hines Hildebran, visit the Tribute Store.

 

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John Hines

June 27th, 1944 - July 7th, 2017

Class of 1963

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John Emmit Hines, Sr.
( June 27, 1944 - July 7, 2017 )
John Emmit Hines, Sr., age 73, of Lincolnton died Friday July 7, 2017.
His funeral will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Marvin United Methodist Church with Rev. Amy Vaughan officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Warlick Funeral Home.
Mr. Hines was born on June 27, 1944 and was the son of the late James Henry “Bill” Hines and Ruth Maureen Adams Hines.  He was also preceded in death by a brother, Gene Hines.  Mr. Hines retired after 31 years as a supervisor for Sonoco Products and was a veteran of the United States Navy having served aboard the USS Aircraft Carrier Franklin D. Roosevelt and in Da Nang, Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his wife, Wanda Sain Hines of the home; one son, John E. Hines, Jr. of Lincolnton; one daughter, Andrae H. Beam of Vale; brother, Frank Hines of Lincolnton; three sisters, Pat H. Ballard and husband, Clayton of Lincolnton, Susie Martin and husband, Gary of Lincolnton and Lucy H. Houser of Lincolnton; five grandchildren, Jessica Hines, Austin Hines, Caleb Hines, Brittany Beam and Justin Beam.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Marvin United Methodist Church, 2731 Startown Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092 or Hospice of Lincoln County, 900 Dontia Drive, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

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George "Leck" Hoke, Jr.

February 4th, 1950 - May 8th, 2016

Class of 1968

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George Alexander Hoke, Jr.
( February 4, 1950 - May 8, 2016 )
George “Leck” Hoke, 66, of Lincolnton died peacefully, due to complications from cancer, on the afternoon of May 8, 2016. He was the youngest of six children to Ruth Kiser Hoke and the late George Alexander Hoke of Lincolnton.

Visitation is Wednesday, May 11, from 6-8 p.m. at Warlick Funeral Home. The funeral service will take place at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 12 at Rhyne Heights United Methodist Church. Graveside rites will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery following the service.

George was soft-spoken and kind and he deeply loved his family and the church. He was well-respected and loved dearly by those fortunate enough to know him. Leck was an independent man--smart and capable of anything he set his mind to. He enjoyed working around the house, especially outside, where he was always comfortable and skilled. He enjoyed going to the beach and listening to music. When Leck was around, there was always a radio playing.

George was a devoted son, brother, husband, and father. He was always available when family needed him and, during his sickness and decline, they paid him back ten-fold. The love he has been surrounded with in the past months has been nothing short of amazing. His death mimics the life he led--quiet, peaceful, and surrounded by family and friends. He will be missed.

George was preceded in death by his father, George Alexander Hoke, and brothers-in-law, William “Bill” Finger, Howard L. Lawing, and Timothy Hendrick.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Vickie Hendrick Hoke; son, Colby Alexander Hoke; mother, Ruth Hoke; sisters Doris Finger, Joanne Mason and husband Darrell Mason, Faye Rucker and husband Jerry Rucker, Libby Ballard and husband Ben Ballard, Linda Lawing; nine nephews; and two nieces.

Leck is also survived by his vigilant and loving companion, Bogey.

To everyone, near and far, who came to see Leck, bring food, help with chores, or offer words of comfort, Vickie, Colby, Bogey, and the extended Hoke family sincerely thank you.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Lincoln County, 900 Dontia Dr, Lincolnton, NC 28092, and the ASPCA at www.aspca.org/donate.

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From Vickie Hoke on July 17th, 2016
Miss you sweetheart you were my best friend and life without you will never be the same. See you in heaven one day but for now please watch over me and Colby.
 

Mike Hollifield

December 10th, 1946 - May 23rd, 2006

 Class of 1965

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From Cathey Finger on June 17th, 2013

Inducted into the Lincoln County Sports Hall of Fame on June 29th 2013.

I'm so proud of you big brother. I miss you so much. I love you, your little sister Cathey.

 

Robert Holloway

- - September 14th, 2005

 Class of 1967

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William (Bill) Holloway

January 4th, 1950 - December 18th, 2016

Class of 1968

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William Eugene Holloway age 66
of 902 Car Farm Road, Lincolnton, NC
transitioned on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at CMC-Main, Charlotte, NC
He was born in Lincoln County on January 4, 1950 to the late Robert Holloway, Sr. and Genella Link Holloway. In addition to his parent he was preceded in death by a brother, 
Robert Holloway, Jr.
He graduated from Lincolnton High School and attended A & T University. Early in life he was a member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church, he was a member of Poplar Springs A.M.E. Zion church. He was employed with Lincoln County Communications, Carolina Freight Carriers and North Carolina Department of Corrections.

Funeral service is Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Poplar Springs A.M.E. Zion Church. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service.


Those left to cherish fond memories are his loving wife of thirty two years, Gale Bess Holloway of the home; William Chavin Holloway (Tomika) of Greensboro, NC; daughter, Teresse Bess of Lincolnton, NC; two sisters, Rena Holloway Gaspard (Will) of Louisana; Frances Holloway Hodges (Jasper) of Temple Hills, MD; four grandchildren, five great grandchildren, 

Ebony & White's Funeral Service will be serving the Holloway family

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Edward Homesley

July 29th, 1945 - August 28th, 2017

Class of 1963

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Edward Cleveland Homesley
( July 29, 1945 - August 28, 2017 )
Edward Cleveland Homesley, age 72, of 2230 Homesley Trail in Lincolnton, died on Monday, August 28, 2017.

His funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at David Memorial Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Andy Royals and Pastor Mike Devine officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 2, 2017, at Warlick Funeral Home. 

Mr. Homesley was born July 29, 1945, in Lincoln County, to the late Grover and Nora Mathis Homesley.  He served in the United States Army and then later worked in insurance sales.  Ed was a member of American Legion Post 30. 

He is survived by three sons, Bill Homesley of Charlotte, and Roger Homesley and Clifford Homesley, both of Lincolnton; a daughter, Angela Homesley of Maiden; a sister, Jane Highland of Lincolnton; eight grandchildren, Madison Homesley, Makayla Homesley, Makenzie Zammarelli, Laken Homesley, Draven Homesley, Cain Deal, Katie Homesley, and Will Homesley; and Trudy B. Homesley, the mother of Bill, Roger and Clifford. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Legion Post 30, 1120 N. Aspen Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

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Jill Hooper

 Class of 1970

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Vaughn Hooper

- - January 21st, 1985

 Class of 1967

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Bill Hoover

 Class of 1969

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Milly Hord (Chaffin)

January 3rd, 1945 - March 19th, 2020

Class of 1963

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Milly Chaffin Hord
( January 3, 1945 - March 19, 2020 )
Milly Chaffin Hord, age 75 of Lincolnton, passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2020.

A private graveside service will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at a later date.  

Mrs. Hord was born January 3, 1945, in Lincoln County, to the late Joseph Henry Chaffin and Bertha Ewing Chaffin.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Lamar Hord, Sr.  She worked as a sales representative for American Tobacco.  

She is survived by two sons, Kenneth L. “Chip” Hord, Jr. of Charlotte, and Steven D. Hord, and wife Melanie of Lincolnton; two sisters, Judy Stover of Cherryville, and Debbie Chaffin of Shelby; three grandchildren, Addison Hord, Abby Hord, and Derek Hord; and numerous nieces and nephews.    

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 900 Dontia Drive, Lincolnton, NC  28092.

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Ken Hord, Sr.

- - April 23rd, 2013

Class of 1960

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Ken departed this life for his heavenly home on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at Carillon Assisted Living in Lincolnton.
 
Ken, formerly of 317 Mellwood Drive, Charlotte and, for the past 5 years, 2404 E. Highway 150, Lincolnton fought a courageous and long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
 
Ken and Milly June Chaffin met in school at Lincolnton High. They married shortly after graduation. Every day Ken sang the lyrics, “Just too good to be true, can’t take my eyes off of you” to Milly and, showered her with love. Ken always referred to Milly as “Baby Girl.” Ken and Milly celebrated their 49th anniversary in February.
 
Ken joined Overnite Transportation shortly after high school and remained there for 38 years. After several years of service in Chattanooga, Ken was offered the opportunity of returning to NC and Ken and Milly chose Charlotte to be the place where they would remain and raise their two sons, Chip and Steve. Ken wanted to remain close to family and old friends and decided not to take promotions that would have required relocating.
 
Ken was preceded in death by his father, Gaston C. Hord who shared Ken’s love of all things sports and loved and adored his sons and grandsons. His mother, Ruth Lanier Clark, also preceded him in death. Ken was blessed with a younger brother, Mark Clark, and they were true and genuine friends throughout Ken’s life.

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From Dianne (Stamey) Jenkins on April 24th, 2013
I remember Ken when I was growing up on Grier Street.  He was so handsome!  And he was also very kind to the younger kids on the block.  He lived two doors down from me and I really looked up to him.  My condolences to the family.
 

Bill Hornbuckle

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Susie Houk (Wilkinson)

August 27th, 1948 - July 14th, 2020

Class of 1966

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Alda Sue "Susie" Wilkinson Houk
( August 27, 1948 - July 14, 2020 )
Susie Houk passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, after a long and courageous battle with cancer and other health issues.  She was surrounded by her family, friends, and her “fur baby” Andy.  She was a 1966 graduate of Lincolnton High School and the oldest daughter of Robert D. Wilkinson, Jr., and Dorothy Johnson Dellinger who preceded her in death, as well as her stepfather, Coleman Dellinger.

Susie had a great passion and love for her family ancestry and history.  She spent much of her free time researching, collecting and visiting family and historical sites in the area.  She deeply loved her family, friends, extended family, and most of all, her three grandsons, Owen, Gavin and Evan Ellis.  They were her pride and joy and what she was most proud of.

Susie is survived by her loving husband, Richard “Rick” Houk; son, Justin Ellis, and wife Julie, and their three sons, Owen, Gavin and Evan; sister, Debbie Woods, and husband Bill, and their son, Tyler; brother, Ken Wilkinson, and wife Shirley, and their sons Jake and Ethan; cousins; and many friends that will miss her dearly.

The family would like to thank the wonderful Hospice team from Lincolnton for their care and support, especially Cassandra and Amy, and also Debra Huss, her neighbor and friend.  

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Hospice of Lincoln County, 900 Dontia Drive, Lincolnton, NC  28092 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105-9959.

The family will hold a private service at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

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Betty Houser (Reep)

January 18th, 1942 - January 3rd, 2013

 Class of 1960

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 Betty Ann Reep Houser

Betty Ann Reep Houser, age 70, of 756 Shoal Road in Lincolnton, passed away peacefully while surrounded by family on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory.

Mrs. Houser was born January 18, 1942 at home in Lincoln County to the late Robert Pinkney and Elizabeth Ellen Allen Reep.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Catherine Reep Craig and her husband, Gerald Craig, brother-in-law Jimmy Keever, sister-in-law Patricia “Pat” Reep, nephew Tim Reep, brother-in-law Gene Gladden Houser, and mother and father-in-law, M.C. and Mazele Gladden Houser.

Mrs. Houser graduated from Lincolnton High School in 1960, married the love of her life, devoted husband and caretaker, Darrell Houser on April 28, 1965.  She later fulfilled her dream of obtaining a degree in education from Sacred Heart College, a masters degree from UNCC, and AG certification from Lenoir Rhyne University.  Mrs. Houser taught for Lincoln County Schools as a classroom teacher until retirement after 26 years of service.  She will be remembered, by many students, for her love, dedication and passion for them and for their learning.  Mrs. Houser also had a love for music that was expressed through teaching area students piano.  She also enjoyed sewing, scrapbooking, and quilting with dear friends who gathered weekly at her home.

She is survived by her loving husband of forty-seven years, Darrell Houser of the home; five brothers, James Reep and wife Betty, Robert Reep, David Reep and wife Annette, Dean Reep and wife Vickie, and Ray Reep and wife Patty; two sisters, Joyce Costner and husband Clyde and Lorraine Keever; nieces Quanita Hayes, Maria Childers, Brooke Reep, Tammy Smith, and Gaye Morton; nephews, Robbie Reep, David Reep, Jr., Michael Reep, Rocky Reep, Kevin Reep, Ray Reep, Jr., Randy Costner, and Frankie Costner; eleven great-nieces; ten great-nephews; brother-in-law Caroll Monroe Houser; sister-in-laws Judy S. Houser, Diane Rudisell and husband Jim Rudisell, and Sandra Lindler and husband Dennis; niece, Gena Houser Tallent; nephews, Jeff Houser, Shawn Houser, Kurt Houser, Bryan Church, Brandon Lindler, and Carson Lindler; eight great-nieces; and six great-nephews.

A funeral service for Mrs. Houser was held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at Bethphage Lutheran Church with Pastor Robert Mitschke officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.  The family received friends from 1:30 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Betty Ann Houser to the Kidney Foundation, or to Bethphage Lutheran Church, 3440 Highway 182, Lincolnton, NC  28092.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton served the Houser family.

 

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Jerry Calvin Houser

- - February 3rd, 2010

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Susan Anita Houser (Shuford)

October 18th, 1946 - January 14th, 2017

Class of 1965 

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October 18, 1946 - January 14, 2017 )
Susan “Anita” Shuford Houser, age 70 of Long Shoals Road in Lincolnton, died Saturday, January 14, 2017.

Anita  was born October 18, 1946 in Lincoln County. She was the daughter of the late Marshall Bennett Shuford and Blanchard Frances Whitesides Shuford. Susan was formerly a floor manager at Wal Mart.

Her funeral service will be 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 17, 2016 at Pisgah United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 2:45 prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Survivors include; husband, Dean Houser of the home; son, Marty Houser and wife Jennipher of Lincolnton, daughter, Nicole H. Avery and husband Chad of Lincolnton; grandchildren, Stacie “Niki” Gilbert, Ty Houser, Trevor Houser and Heather Flynn; two great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 900 Dontia Drive, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

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Theresa Diane Houser (Mosteller)

September 12th, 1950 - July 13th, 2017

Class of 1968

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Theresa “Diane” Mosteller Houser, age 66 of Lincolnton passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017 at her residence. 

Born September 12, 1950 in Lincon county, she was the daughter of the late Wade and Inez Whitesides Mosteller.

Left to cherish her memory:

Husband of 40 years: M.C. Houser of the home

Daughter: Donya Burris and husband Joe of Cherryville

Grandson: Dalton Burris of Cherryville

Sister: Deane Cline of Lincolnton

Aunt: Maxine Pilkington and husband Eugene of Lincolnton

The family will receive friends Tuesday, July 18, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Burke Mortuary Chapel in Maiden.

Memorial Donations: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital - www.stjude.org

Visit www.burkemortuary.com to register your condolences.

Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Houser family.

 

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Barbara Jane Hovis (Carpenter)

January 9th, 1946 - August 17th, 2021

class of 1964

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Barbara Carpenter Hovis, 75, of Lincolnton passed away on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at Atrium Health-Lincoln.

She was born January 9, 1946 in Lincoln County to the late Hosey Carpenter and Ethel Ballard Carpenter Brown. Barbara was a member of Sparks Freewill Baptist Church in Lincolnton. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, cooking, baking, playing solitaire on her tablet and had a great love for her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Shelton Hovis; son, Robert Allen Hovis; brother, Larry Carpenter; and sister, Janette Cherry and step-brothers; Bub Carpenter, Odell Carpenter, Toad Carpenter, Clarence Carpenter; step-sisters, Bonnie Thornburg and Dink Motz.

Those left to cherish her memory are;

Daughter: Karen Hovis Moore of the home

Sister: Patricia Daniel

Grandson: Christopher Rudisill

Numerous Nieces and Nephews

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Condolences may be sent to the Hovis family at www.bennettfuneralservice.com

The Hovis family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Newton, 828-465-2111
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Eddie Hovis

Class of 1961

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George Hovis

February 18th, 1949 - June 4th, 2016

Class of 1968

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George Wayne Hovis
( February 18, 1949 - June 4, 2016 )
George Wayne Hovis, age 67, of Salem Church Road, Lincolnton died Saturday, June 4, 2016.
His funeral will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church with Pastor Chad Walker officiating.  Burial will follow in Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday, June 6, 2016 at Warlick Funeral Home.
George was born on February 18, 1949 and was the son of the late W.J. and Gladys Saine Hovis.  He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Pete and Carroll Hovis, three sisters, Sarah Garrison, Betty Jean Hovis and Mary Jo Hovis was employed in the modular home business, was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, and had a love of horses, vintage cars and especially his family.
He is survived by his wife Sharon Sain Hovis of the home; one son Jason Hovis and wife, Pam of Lincolnton; one brother, James E. Hovis of Lincolnton; two sisters, Ethel M. Hovis of Lincolnton and Patricia Hovis Hance of Lincolnton; two grandsons, Gabriel Hovis and William Hovis.
Memorials may be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 2639 East Highway 150  Lincolnton, NC 28092.

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From Lana Seagle/Rogers on July 14th, 2016
Sharon, I was reading about the 60-70 reunion and decided to look at the deceased classmates.  I was shocked to see George had passed away.  I just recently saw him at Hardee's cruise-in.  We talked about having an Asbury Reunion again.  I am so sorry.  George was a super nice guy and will really be missed by all.  I'm sorry I missed the funeral, just didn't know.  You were a good friend too, Sharon.  I miss those good ole days.  If I can do anything for you, please let me know.  Love and sympathy, Lana 
 

Henry Hovis

November 15th, 1943 - November 20th, 1967

 Class of 1962

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James David Hovis

Class of 1961

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Kenneth (Ken) Hovis

January 23rd, 1943 - June 7th, 2015

Class of 1961

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Kenneth "Ken" Wayne Hovis
( January 23, 1943 - June 7, 2015 )
Mr. Kenneth “Ken” Wayne Hovis, age 72, of 615 Victor Street in Lincolnton, died on Sunday, June 7, 2015.

His funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at First Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Stanley Spence officiating. Burial will follow in Hollybrook Cemetery. The family will greet friends for an informal reception beginning at 2:00 until 3:30 p.m. prior to the service at the church. 

Ken was born January 23, 1943, in Lincoln County, to the late Namon E. and Cleta Setzer Hovis. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Darrell E. Hovis. He worked as a real estate broker, and previously in the furniture industry. 

He is survived by his wife, Linda Weaver Acree Hovis of the home; two daughters, Pam Hovis Pearson and husband Robert of Lincolnton, and Heather Acree Jones and husband Scott of Roswell, GA; two sons, Lewis Acree of Shelby, and Roone Acree and wife Amanda of Tulsa, OK; one sister, Gail H. Calloway of Lincolnton; sister-in-law, Priscilla Hovis; and seven grandchildren, Abbey Parker, Gabriel Jones, Caleb Jones, Sarah Cate Parker, Annie Jones, Joshua Acree, and Kaley Pearson. 

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 201 Robin Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092, or to Hospice of Lincoln County, 900 Dontia Drive, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

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John Howell

- - August 26th, 1973

 Class of 1967

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Larry Howell

 Class of 1965

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From Joanna West ( Cronland) on March 28th, 2015
Oh, Larry! You were loved, and you are missed!
 

Donald Hoyle

June 28th, 1944 - January 30th, 2020

Class of 1962

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Donald Ulysses Hoyle Jr.
June 28, 1944 - January 30, 2020
 
 
 
LINCOLNTON – Donald Ulysses Hoyle Jr., 75, of Lincolnton passed away January 30, 2020.
Donald was born June 28, 1944 in Lincolnton to the late Donald Ulysses Hoyle Sr. and Mamie Poteat Hoyle. He was a graduate of Lincolnton High School and Catawba Valley Community College, majoring in Furniture Production. He worked his entire career in furniture manufacturing and as a furniture plant owner. He also served with honor in the United States Army serving in Vietnam in the 25th Infantry Division at Chu Chi, South Vietnam and in the 1968 Tet Offensive. Mr. Hoyle was awarded the Purple Heart, two Bronze Stars, and the Army Commendation Medal. His hobbies were owning and rebuilding classic automobiles. He was an avid NASCAR fan and NFL fan. He also enjoyed restoring fine antique furniture. He loved his many animals especially his loyal dog, Minnie.
He was preceded in death by brother Carrol William Hoyle and sisters Clara Hoyle Conner, Ruby Hoyle Crump, Wanda Hoyle Lee, and Murel Hoyle Canipe.
He is survived by a brother Kenneth Ray Hoyle and wife Louella Hoyle; son Donald Michael Hoyle of Lincolnton; daughter Jennifer Hoyle Vincett and husband Matthew Vincett of Rockingham; two grandchildren Henry Michael Vincett and Cynthia Louise Vincett; a number of nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
A graveside service with military honors will be held at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery on Wesley Chapel Road in Catawba County at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 900 Dontia Dr., Lincolnton, NC 28092.
Jenkins Funeral and Cremation Service of Newton, N.C. is serving the Hoyle family.
 

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Glenda Jean Hoyle

Class of 1960

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Mark Hoyle

 Class of 1965

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Pricilla (Jody) Hoyle (Metcalf)

- - October 29th, 1996

 Class of 1967

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Larry Hubbard

January 12th, 1950 - May 8th, 1973

 Class of 1969

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Larry passed from a heart attack on May 8,1973.  He is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

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From Sharon (Schronce) Jordan on January 11th, 2021
Larry, you were my friend, Faye's, brother.  I was working in the Emergency Room at Lincoln County Hospital when I heard the news about your heart attack.  You were so young and your life had just begun when you passed.  I've thought of you and Faye, Mary and your mother many times over the years. Sharon





 
 

Kenneth Lee Huffstetler

December 20th, 1945 - March 8th, 2014

Class of 1964

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Kenneth Lee Huffstetler
( December 20, 1945 - March 8, 2014 )
Mr. Kenneth Lee Huffstetler, age 68, of 160 Antique Road in Lincolnton, died on Saturday, March 8, 2014.

His funeral will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at First Christian Church with Rev. Kathy Naish officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:30 pm on Tuesday at the church prior to the service.
 
Mr. Huffstetler was born on December 20, 1945 in Lincoln County to the late Marshall E. and Myrtle Carpenter Huffstetler.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Marshall Huffstetler and two sisters Joann Hill and Carolyn Allran. He was a veteran of the United States Navy.  Mr. Huffstetler was retired from manufacturing where he worked as a plant superintendent.
 
He is survived by his wife, Judy Ewing Huffstetler of the home; one son, Ben Cauley and wife Holly of Lincolnton; one daughter, Michelle Hughes and husband Sean of Wilmington; one brother, Bill Huffstetler and wife Christy of Dallas; two sisters, Deborah Buff and husband Neil of Maiden and Jeannie Daniels of Sebring, FL; three grandchildren, Montgomery Hughes, Camden Hughes and Carter Cauley.
 
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Christian Church, 735 Buffalo Shoals Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092 or to the American Heart Association, PO Box 5216, Glenn Allen, VA 23058-5267.
 

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From Sharon Jordan on August 16th, 2020
Ken, I felt like I knew you before we met because our mothers worked together when we were kids.  In 1977 I went to work at Vermont American and you were the Plant Manager.  You became a good friend.  You and Judy made a great couple.  J.D. Beal was your best friend and now you're both gone.  Rest In Peace, Ken.
 
From STEVE BENFIELD on June 20th, 2017
Kenny was a good guy, and a good friend.  He could run very fast.  We used to play backyard football in the new football stadium at Battle Ground Elementary on Sundays after church.  One Sunday Kenny broke his ankle (we played tackle football). Since we had climed over the fence to get in the stadium, we had to hoist Kenny up over the top in a difficult effort on our part but a courageous endurance of pain on his part to get him out.  That day I saw a side of Kenny I had never knewn,  that he also was a very tough guy. I will miss you my friend and running to try to catch you.
 

Mary Ellen Hull (Henley)

- - February 8th, 2016

Class of 1960

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Wayne Hull

1952 - August 28th, 2019

Class of 1970

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Jerry Lee Huss

- - April 8th, 2010

Class of 1968

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Mary Lou Huss (Setzer)

- - May 1st, 1983

Class of 1965
 

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From Pat Hovis on September 16th, 2013
Mary Lou was a very close friend of my brothers and their wives. Her son is now my niece's husband. She was lively and loving. She would be so proud of her grandchildren who in many ways remind me of her.
 

Nancy C. Jackson (Rhodes)

- - September 3rd, 2009

Class of 1961

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From Linda (Huss) Aschbrenner on September 5th, 2014
Today, randomly, I was playing from your John Thompson's piano book.  I enjoyed the (simple) songs from the masters.  I will never be the gifted musician my mother, Nadine, was but I still enjoy playing.  I don't know why your book remained in her possession all these years (you were in the 8th grade) but I'm glad it did.  Peace....
 

Don James

April 29th, 1943 - June 24th, 2021

Class of 1961

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On June 24, 2021, Donald Gordon James passed away at age 78, in Johns Island, SC, after a prolonged illness.
Don was born in Lincolnton, NC on 4/29/43 to Edna Jones James and Thomas N. James, Jr.
He is survived by his sister, Carolyn Leonard, and also Jackie James, his wife of 53 years, his daughter, Judith Condon, her husband, Kevin, and grandchildren Taylor, Sydney, Eli and Brody.
In addition, he is survived by other cherished extended family members and those of his wife, Jackie, who remained devoted to him throughout his life.
Don was preceded in death by his mother, Edna, and father, Tom, his brothers Harold and Tommy, and his loving son, Jay Thomas James, whose wife was Kelly.
 
Being on the football team at Lincolnton High School, from which he graduated in 1961, was a "highlight" of his life. He then attended the Citadel and University of South Carolina where he graduated in 1966. He was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity there.
Following graduation, Don became a member of the US Army Armor Division and served in Germany. His successive career in sales and credit services involved moving to many states, where he made lasting memories and friendships.
 
His "favorite things" were the Gamecocks, including a "fake" one he kept in garage that "crows" when you walk by it, also country music, old hymns, tennis and golf. Vacations at the beach, time spent with family and friends, and his sense of humor and laughter will never be forgotten! The trusted support, love, and advice that he gave to family members is everlasting.
 
Even after numerous health issues, he never wanted to "give up." He wrote down to "stay positive with self." His faith remained strong and he trusted in God. As his health declined, Don wrote a quote, " Our Father wants us to come to Him for help. He loves us."
A "Celebration" of Don's life will be held on a future date.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Cathie Jarrett (Saunders)

 Class of 1970

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Vicki Diane Jarrett (Lawing)

September 24th, 1951 - September 23rd, 2018

Class of 1969

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https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/charlotte-nc/vicki-jarrett-7998562

No Services are planned at this time

Forest Lawn West Funeral & Cremation Services in Charlotte NC are handling arrangements. 

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Gary Jenkins

May 9th, 1944 - November 5th, 2004

 Class of 1962

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Gary Bruce Jenkins

December 2nd, 1946 - April 26th, 2016

Class of 1964

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Gary Bruce Jenkins 69 of Hickory died Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 at Cardinal Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Born December 2nd, 1946 he was the son of Bruce Jenkins and Patricia Jenkins. No services are planned at this time. Please sign the online guestbook at www.jenkinsfuneralhome.net. The Jenkins family has entrusted arrangements to Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Newton 828-464-1555.

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Jerry Lee Jenkins

July 16th, 1951 - February 9th, 2015

Class of 1968

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Mr. Jerry Lee Jenkins, age 63, of 619 E. Sycamore Street in Lincolnton, died on Monday, February 9, 2015, surrounded by his family.

His funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 12, 2015, at Emanuel Reformed Church with Rev. Dr. Keith Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Hollybrook Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at Warlick Funeral Home. 

Mr. Jenkins was born July 16, 1951, in Lincoln county, to Albert Lee Jenkins and the late Mallie Blackwell Jenkins Teague. He was a Highway Patrolman for the State of North Carolina and was in law enforcement for over 30 years. 

He is survived by his wife Emmie Newton Jenkins of the home; three sons, Jerry Gene Jenkins and wife Dawn of Maiden, Brandon Parker and wife Jennifer of Vale, and Michael Lee Jenkins of Lincolnton; his father, Albert L. Jenkins; three grandchildren, Katelyn Parker, Christopher Lee Jenkins, and Joshua Fortney; three brothers, Tony Jenkins of Iron Station, Rick Jenkins and wife Minnie, and Danny Teague and wife Aileen, all of Lincolnton; two sisters, Faye Holland of Lincolnton, and Delonda Badgley and husband George of Greensboro; and abundance of family.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 900 Donita Drive, Lincolnton, NC 28092, or to Emanuel Reformed Church, PO Box 2058, Lincolnton, NC 28093. 

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Roger Johnson

- - February 13th, 2005

Class of 1960

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Wayne Johnson

October 28th, 1946 - March 19th, 2020

Class of 1965

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Wayne Shuford Johnson
( October 28, 1946 - March 19, 2020 )
Wayne Shuford Johnson, age 73, of Lee Lawing Road in Lincolnton, died on Thursday, March 19, 2020.

A private graveside service will be held in Iron Station Cemetery.  Wayne’s body will lie in state at Warlick Funeral Home on Sunday, March 22, 2020, from 1:00 until 4:30 p.m. for those who wish to pay their respects; however, the family will not be present (due to the state mandate on the COVID-19 virus).  

Wayne was born October 28, 1946, in Lincoln County, to the late James Elliott Johnson and Norma Rhyne Johnson.  He worked as a training instructor for Duke Energy.  

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Green Johnson of the home; two sons, Jeff Johnson (Lori) of Lincolnton, and Brian Johnson (Molly) from Gardnerville, NV; a daughter, Jennifer J. Heavner (Noah Damon) of Lincolnton; a brother, Tommy Johnson (Frances) of Charlotte; a sister, Ann Ballard (Stan) of Lincolnton; special aunt, Wilhelmina Ledford of Lincolnton; one grandson, Kelly Johnson; three granddaughters, Ana Johnson, Makayla Johnson, and Sarah Johnson; one great-granddaughter, Kaia Grace Kahoiwai.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pearl Baptist Church Building Fund, 4657 Highway 27, Iron Station, NC 28080.

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Carole Jones (Long)

October 19th, 1948 - January 22nd, 2013

Class of 1966

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Carole Long Sain Jones, age 64, of 1122 Tree Haven Trail in Lincolnton, died on Tuesday, January 22, 2013.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, January 28, 2013 at New Vision Ministries cemetery with Rev. Daniel Arant officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at Warlick Funeral Home.
 
Mrs. Jones was born October 19, 1948 in Lincoln County to the late J.D. and Elizabeth Faulkenbury Long. She was a homemaker.
 
She is survived by her husband, Terry Eugene Jones of the home; one brother, Jerry Long of Lincolnton; one sister, Patsy Crump of Crouse; two grandchildren, Justin Sain and Ashley Sain; and four great-grandchildren, Kensley Sain, Mallorie Styles, Caiden Styles, and Shawn Scoggins.

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Deborah Gail Jones

 Class of 1970

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Jacob "Jake" Jones

August 18th, 1946 - July 21st, 2020

Class of 1969

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Jacob Lawrence Jones, 73, of Maiden passed away on July 21, 2020 at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory.  Jacob was born August 18, 1946 in Lincoln County to the late  Clinton Lawrence  and Onie Ree Bland Jones.  He was a retired salesman for Times Oil Co.
Jacob is survived by one son, Wesley Jones of Maiden, NC, one sister, Jo-Ann Leonard of Lincolnton, NC, five brothers; Jim Jones of Lincolnton, NC, Larry Jones of Cherryville, NC, Johnny Jones of Vale, NC, Jessie Jones of Lincolnton, NC, and Dean Jones of Lincolnton, NC, and nineteen nieces and nephews.
The family will have a graveside memorial service at Hollybrook Cemetery in Lincolnton on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 3:00 pm.
 

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From steve benfield on August 18th, 2020
The first time I saw Jake he was in a street fight accross from the Shake Shop.  He was beating the snot out of some guy and had him in a head lock with the guys head pinned against a light pole.  The police station was on that side of the street so a cop finally came out, broke it up, he took them both inside.  I remember thinking, "Man I don't wont to get into a fight with that guy (Jake)".  Later I would come to know him at high school, and he was more of that big smile you see on his yearbook. Still wouldn't want to mess with him.  Bless you Jake!
 
From Harvey Crouse on July 29th, 2020
Jake was a force in high school, but only if you did not spend time with him.  We had many laughs together shooting pool at Midway pool room, riding around town,  and hanging out at the bowling alley with the late night "trouble makers." I haven't seen him since the 60's, but he was not forgotten.  Bless his family.

Harvey Crouse
 
From Danny Pickens on July 27th, 2020
Image Jake, you were a very good friend in the early 60s. We had a lot of fun at the Hilltop/Calvary Baptist Church. The many Bible studies we were involved in, the many questions that would come up, and the answeres we were not expecting. I enjoyed picking you and Bill Riley up to go to church and the times we parked on Main Street just to talk about 'things'. We three were a trio of singing in church and the people took us and the Teen Choir on short road trips. I've missed you over the years but now may you have sweet peace in the Jesus you loved. May the Holy Spirit rest upon your family while you enjoy your time with Jesus. Love You, Man. Danny
 

James "Dabber" Jordan

January 7th, 1945 - October 31st, 2018

Class of 1963

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James Lee "Dabber" Jordan
( January 7, 1945 - October 31, 2018 )
James Lee “Dabber” Jordan, age 73, of Asbury Church Road in Lincolnton, died on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

His funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 3, 2018, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dr. Kenneth Clapp officiating.  Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1:00 until 3:15 p.m. at the funeral home.  

“Dabber” was born January 7, 1945, in Cleveland County, to the late Dee Gar “Smiley” Jordan and Irene Colvard Jordan.  He was the part-owner of Jacklegs, Incorporated.  

Left to cherish his memory are his wife Sharon Schronce Jordan of the home; son, Jeffrey Jordan, and wife Debbie, of Lincolnton; daughter, Dori Jordan Gantt, and husband Allen, of Dubai; grandchildren, Joshua Lee Jordan and Gunnar Jameson Gantt, of Dubai; brothers, Max Jordan, and wife Marsha, and Gerald Jordan, and wife Nancy, and Joseph Jordan, all of Lincolnton; sisters, Nancy Riley, Louann Johnston, and husband Jim, and Gail Villalobos.  

Memorial donations may be made to Oxford Orphanage, 600 College Street, Oxford, NC  27565, or to Hospice of Lincoln County, 900 Dontia Drive, Lincolnton, NC  28092.

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From Sharon Jordan on September 20th, 2019
It’s been almost a year since you left us and we miss you more every day!  Love you much
 

Nancy Jordan (Bivens)

September 30th, 1942 - January 1st, 2021

Class of 1960

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Nancy Bivens Jordan
( September 30, 1942 - January 1, 2021 )
Mrs. Nancy Bivens Jordan, age 78, of 1598 Old Mill Road in Lincolnton, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Friday, January 1, 2021.

Mrs. Jordan was born September 30, 1942 in Lincoln County, NC to the late Arles Howard Bivens and Sue Hastings Bivens Webb.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Gerald Douglas Jordan of the home; one daughter, Julie Jordan Setzer and husband, Johnny of Lincolnton; one son, Brad Jordan and wife, Shelly of Gastonia; four sisters, Patsy Little and husband, Darrell of Denver, NC, Fran Hawkis and husband, Buddy of Denver, NC , Jeannie Scoggins of Maiden and Jan Willis and husband, Kerry of Vale; one half-brother, Doug Bivens of Maiden and her beloved fur baby, Bonnie.

Nancy was a beloved wife, mother, sister and friend to many and will be missed dearly.

Services for Mrs. Jordan will be held at a later date.

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From Sharon Jordan on January 11th, 2021
Image Nancy was not only my sister-in-law but a friend and I'd know her for many years.  I started 1st grade at Love Memorial with her sister, Frances.  Nancy, I'll really miss you and eating pie on your front porch!
 

Chester Judd

January 30th, 1951 - August 11th, 2019

Class of 1968

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Chester Judd passed away on August 11,2019. No services are planned.  He was survived by Judy Judd Griffin, Susan Judd Stamey McDonald, Jennifer Judd, brothers David and Wally Judd, and step-sister Libby Judd Carroll. 

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Michael Kale

September 26th, 1946 - July 18th, 2016

Class of 1964

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Michael Thomas Kale ( September 26, 1946 - July 18, 2016 ) Michael Thomas Kale, age 69, of 121 Antique Road in Lincolnton, died on Monday, July 18, 2016. His funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 22, 2016, at Southside Baptist Church with Rev. Brad Philbeck officiating. Burial will follow in the Pisgah United Methodist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 21, 2016, at Warlick Funeral Home. Mr. Kale was born September 26, 1946, in Billings, Montana, to the late Sidney H. and Grace Thomas Kale. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, Jason Thomas Kale. Michael served in the United States Air Force and then later worked in sales. He is survived by a daughter, Jennifer Diana Kale Cory, and husband Eli, of Bristow, VA; and two grandsons, Thomas and Cameron Cory. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1901 Brunswick Avenue, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28207.

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From STEVE BENFIELD on March 21st, 2017
Mike always had a wonderful smile and a great belly laugh.  He made you feel important when you talked to him.  He listened real well which is very hard for most of us to do, including me.
 

Glenda Keenan (Lineberger)

- - September 19th, 2019

Class of 1968

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Our world is a little darker today. Glenda left us at 10:45pm 9/19/19. She was the guiding light of our lives and the heart of our family. She will be sorely missed but never forgotten. Thank you all for supporting her as she exited our world. She was so loved. We will cherish that forever. To all of those we were not able to contact directly, we are sorry you had to find out here and not from us. We will post here again when we have a celebration of life party date.
We have a date for Glenda's celebration of life. It will be Sunday, October 27th at Manns Chapel from 11am-2pm. There is limited parking so we do encourage carpooling for all those that can. The address is 175 Poythress rd, Chapel Hill 27516. We do hope that you will be able to come celebrate her incredible life with us and feel free to pass the information on to those that might not see this.

For all of our Old Mission friends there will be a gathering in OM next summer to remember our remarkable friend.

 

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Carolyn Keener (Lail)

December 25th, 1943 - April 19th, 2021

Class of 1962

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Gastonia, North Carolina

Carolyn Lail Keener, age 77, passed away April 19, 2021 at Caromont Regional Medical Center. She was born December 25, 1943 in Hickory, NC, , a daughter of the late Clyde and Julia Lail. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Richard Darrell Keener and brother Gene Lail.
Carolyn was a loving and caring wife, mother, grammy and sister. She was a very giving and kind person who never said "no" to someone in need. Carolyn enjoyed the holidays and time spent with her large family. She will be greatly missed by her children Derrick Keener, Sandy Moore (Rick), Ralph Keener (Elaina), Sheryl Click (Johnny), Danny Keener; brothers Bill Lail and Terry Lail (Karen); sister Pat Devine; 15 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 12 until 1 pm, Thursday, April 22, 2021 at McLean Funeral Directors, Gastonia. A funeral service will follow at 1:00 pm in the Founders Chapel of the funeral home. Burial will be in Gaston Memorial Park.
Condolence messages may be sent online at mcleanfuneral.com. McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the Keener family.

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Jeannie Keener

Class of 1961

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Joe Keener

April 29th, 1950 - June 11th, 2001

Class of 1968

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Joe Silas Keener, 51, of 441 Buffalo Shoals Road, died June 11, 2001 at Lincoln Medical Center.  He was a native of Lincoln County, son of the late Guy D. and Jane Miller Keener, Eagle Scout, graduate of UNC Charlotte, engineer for RWM Casters so., Gastonia.  Survivors:  Wife, Brenda Keener; son, Joshua Keener;daughters, Lisa Armstrong and husband Michael; Pam Haynes and husband Stoney; brother, Dan Keener and wife Lesley;grandchildren, Cassidy, Devon, and Caleb Armstrong; Laura and Haley Haynes.

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Junior ( Loy Lander ) Keener

July 14th, 1943 - October 11th, 2018

Class of 1961

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Loy Lander Keener, Jr. 75 of Lincolnton died Thursday, October 11th, 2018 at his residence. Born July 14th, 1943 he was the son of the late Loy Keener and Nellie Baker Keener. He retired from North Hand Protection after 38 years of service. He served as firefighter and chief of North 321 Volunteer Fire Department.He was a member of McKendree UMC where he faithfully served many positions. He was head coach for the Rotary sponsored "Rotary Rams" Pee Wee football team. He was an avid automotive performance classic car enthusiast and a member of Lincoln High School Sports Boosters. 
His wife of 54 years, Patricia Ann Keener of the home; Greg Keener and wife Louann of Claremont and Rodney Keener and wife Laura of Crouse, NC; a sister, Pansey White of Denver, NC; a brother, Jim Keener and wife Cathy of Conyers, GA; five grandchildren, Lauren Philyaw and husband Jeremy, Scott Keener, Nicole Keener, Daniel Keener and wife Maelle, Mathew Keener and a great grandchild, Amberlyn Philyaw survive him.
A Celebration of Life ceremony will be 1:00 pm Saturday, October 20th, 2018 at McKendree UMC with Rev. Gregg Plot officiating. Burial will follow at McKendree UMC Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 11:00 am-12:45 pm Saturday, October 20th, 2018 at McKendree UMC.  
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to McKendree UMC  3537 Maiden Hwy, Lincolnton, NC 28092 or to Carolina Caring 3975 Robinson Road Newton, NC 28658..
Please sign the online guestbook at www.jenkinsfuneralhome.net. The Keener family has entrusted arrangements to Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Newton 828-464-1555.

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Martha Keener (Gates)

December 9th, 1941 - May 13th, 2017

Class of 1960

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Martha Jane Gates Keener
( December 9, 1941 - May 13, 2017 )
Mrs. Martha Jane Gates Keener, age 75, of Redwood Lane, Lincolnton died Saturday, May 13, 2017.
Her funeral will be 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Covenant Bible Church with Rev. Mike Devine and Rev. Nathan Grooms officiating.  Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service at Covenant Bible Church.
Mrs. Keener was born on December 9, 1941 to the late William G. and Loretta Reynolds Gates.   She worked in nursing as a LPN and RN.
Mrs. Keener is survived by her husband, Jerry Keener of the home; two sons, Randy Keener of Lincolnton and Rick Keener of Lincolnton; one brother, Chris Gates of Lincolnton; five sisters, Pat Thrower of Topsail Beach, Nita Turner and husband, Bobby of Lincolnton, Rita Hauss and husband, Gary of Lincolnton and Billie Moore of Lincolnton; 5 grandchildren  Joshua, Jordan, Rachel ,Nathan and Noah.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

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From MELBA FINLEY on July 23rd, 2021
Thank you for your kindness and caring attitude toward me when I was hanging out at your house. And thank you for the kindness you showed to my Mom. 
 

Michael Keener

- - August 13th, 2016

Class of 1960
 
 

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