Carpenter-Porter Funeral & Cremation Services

Carpenter-Porter Funeral & Cremation Services, located in Cherryville, North Carolina, is a progressive and comprehensive funeral service provider that promotes the highest ethical and professional standards while maintaining cost effective service.

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Most of us will make or assist in making funeral arrangements at some time in our lives. This can mean making many decisions at a very difficult and emotional time. Our funeral directors, John Porter and Carroll Carpenter are here to offer help and guidance during one of life's most difficult times. For more information, please call us today, 704-435-6711.


Our Obituaries

Fred Junior Neill

September 30, 1928 - May 23, 2018

Fred "Junior" Neill, age 89, formerly of Old Post Rd. passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at Carolina Care Health & Rehabilitation. He was born September 30, 1928 in Gaston County to the late Mallie Mae Lingerfelt and Fred Canada Neill, Sr. Junior was a member of First Wesleyan Church where he was a church teller emeritus, member of the local board administration, and sang in the choir. He...
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Dankie Sellers Orlandi

June 25, 1928 - May 15, 2018

Mrs. Dankie Loretta Sellers Orlandi, age 89, of County Line Road, Kings Mountain, NC died on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. She was a native of Gaston County, born on June 25, 1928, daughter of the late Laura Elminer Sellers and the granddaughter of the late Hiram S. Sellers. Mrs. Orlandi was a loving wife, mother, sister, and grandmother with a gift of bringing happiness to all that knew her. She was a...
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Grady Marshall Butler

July 25, 1936 - May 12, 2018

Grady Marshall Butler, age 81 formerly of North Dr., passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Carolina Care Health & Rehabilitation. He was born July 25, 1936 in Lincoln County to the late Frank Marion and Bessie Chambers Butler. Marshall was a member of Restoring Hope Foursquare Church and retired from Cochrane Furniture. He enjoyed fishing and being outdoors. He had a love for socializing and...
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Phil Smiley

September 29, 1944 - May 11, 2018

Phillip W. Smiley age 73 of Harrelson Rd. passed away Friday, May 11, 2018 at his residence. He was born September 29, 1944 in Cherokee County, SC to the late Vera Blanton and Phillip W. Smiley Sr. Phil was a member of Second Baptist Church. He served in the National Guard and was a plant manager for 26 years with Travis Knits. Phil was a member of the NRA and a gun enthusiast. He enjoyed...
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Laverne Buzz Eaker

March 31, 1927 - May 11, 2018

Laverne B. Eaker, age 91, affectionately known as Buzz Eaker, passed away Friday, May 11, 2018 at Somerset Court of Cherryville, NC. Mrs. Eaker was preceded in death by her husband, David T. Eaker, parents, David William Busby, Sr. and Mattie Geneva Penningar, and a brother, Bill Busby. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Cindy Eaker; two sisters,Ethel McIntyre of Florence...
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Allen Cranford Austin

February 4, 1956 - May 7, 2018

Allen Cranford Austin, age 62 of Charlotte passed away Monday, May 7, 2018 in Johnstown. Born February 4, 1956 in Mecklenburg County to the late Locke and Kathleen Cranford Austin, he grew up passionately playing any sport where he was passed the ball. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and roaming the woods and streets in their neighborhood of Crater Park. Allen went to North Mecklenburg High, and...
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Linda Shull Talbert

April 1, 1955 - May 7, 2018

Lind Shull "Crockett" Talbert, age 63, of 1034 Qmy's Trail passed away Monday, May 7, 2018 at her residence. She was born April 1, 1955 in Lincoln County to the late Bob Shull Sr. and Litha Shull. Survivors include her children, Bobby Knight and wife, Sandy of Conway, SC and Wendy Van Houten and husband, Eric of Sacremento, CA; grandchildren, Bobby Lee, Zachary Knight, Tyler Van Houten and...
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Harold Gene Canipe

August 17, 1940 - May 4, 2018

Harold Gene Canipe, age 77 of Dave Heafner Rd. passed away Friday, May 4, 2018 at Carolinas Healthcare System, Lincolnton. He was born August 17, 1940 in Lincoln County to the late Wilburn and Julia Lucille Christopher Canipe. Harold was the former owner and manager of Cat Square Superette. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and attended Anthony Grove Baptist Church. He was a knife...
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Becky Plonk Stiles

December 26, 1955 - May 3, 2018

Margaret Rebecca Plonk "Becky" Stiles, age 62 of Narrow Gauge Rd. passed away Thursday, May 3, 2018 at her residence. She was born December 26, 1955 in Gaston County to the late W.D. and Margaret Pasour Plonk. Becky was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church where she served as a former youth leader. She graduated from North Gaston High School and was formerly employed with Belk's, National...
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Cramer "Buddy" Slaughter

September 11, 1943 - May 2, 2018

Cramer Grier "Buddy" Slaughter, age 74 of Pine Street passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at his residence. He was born September 11, 1943 in Lincoln County to the late Cramer Martin Slaughter and Mary Brooks Slaughter Carpenter. Buddy enjoyed fishing and turtle hunting. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Jakie Slaughter, Jane Carpenter, and Evon McKinney. ...
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Martha McGinnis Martin

July 20, 1946 - April 29, 2018

Martha Ann McGinnis Martin, age 71, of Cherryville passed away Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Carolina Care Health and Rehabilitation. She was born July 20, 1946 in Cleveland County to the late Ralph and Margaret Ellen Beattie McGinnis. She owned a commercial cleaning business and attended Charity Baptist Church. Martha loved dachshund dogs and was known around Carolina Care as the Hat Lady. In...
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Brian Scott Jones

March 28, 1984 - April 26, 2018

Brian Scott Jones, age 34 of Tryon Courthouse Rd passed away Thursday, April 26, 2018 in Kings Mountain. He was born March 28, 1984 in Cleveland County to Kimberly Rabon Bell and Husband J.K. Bell of Bessemer City and Lonnie Jones of Gastonia. Brian enjoyed drawing and playing guitar. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his children, Mason Scott Jones and Brelynn Jones of...
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Troy Ernest Drum

January 17, 1942 - April 25, 2018

Troy Ernest Drum, age 76, of Weaver Street passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Robin Johnson Hospice House. He was born January 17, 1942 in Catawba County to the late William Henry Drum and Pauline Page Drum Kennedy. Troy served in the US ARMY and was retired from American Efird. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by sister, Barbara Aderholt. He is survived by his...
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Billy Gay Jones

May 29, 1959 - April 25, 2018

Billy Gay Brooks Jones, age 58 of Maple St. passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Carolinas Healthcare System – Cleveland. She was born May 29, 1959 in Lincoln County to Claudean Gilbert Brooks of Cherryville and the late Billy Grant Brooks. Billy Gay enjoyed working with computers and playing computer games, especially Bingo and Candy Crush. She assisted her fiancé with his Pest Control...
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Kathy Senters Jennings

May 30, 1953 - April 25, 2018

Kathy Senter Jennings, 64 of Greenway Ave. passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Wendover Hospice House. She was born May 30, 1953 in Giles County, Virginia to the late Pierce and Mertie Mullins Senter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Morgan Jennings; three infant siblings; sisters, Helen Mullins and Juanita Newberry; and brothers, Hilbert, Jim,...
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Dean Raines

June 15, 1948 - April 25, 2018

Dennis Dean Raines, 69 of Cherryville passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Carolina Care in Cherryville. He was born June 15, 1948 in Richmond County to the late Ransom and Mary Belle McCaskill Raines. Dean graduated from Hamlet High School Class of '66 and Appalachian Class of '70 where he met his bride Becky of 48 years. Dean was an active member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church and was a...
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Ben Houser

January 31, 1931 - April 22, 2018

Benjamin Morey Houser, 87, of Cherryville NC passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Wendover Hospice House. Born January 31, 1931 in Gaston County, he was youngest of 15 children, having 7 brothers and 7 sisters. He was preceded in death by his wife, Madge Eudora Haynes Houser and daughters, Kathy Lynn Hargrove and Phyllis Gaye Miller. Ben was a 1949 graduate and valedictorian of Tryon High...
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Candi Hamrick Melton

June 27, 1971 - April 20, 2018

Candice Leigh Hamrick Melton, age 46 of E. Main St. passed away Friday, April 20, 2018 at her residence. Candi was born June 27, 1971 in Gaston County to Daniel E. Hamrick Sr. and Vicki Stewart Hamrick of Cherryville. She was formerly employed at Walmart. She enjoyed crocheting, reading, and traveling. Her favorite place was to be out on the beach. Candi was proud of her big family and her...
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Chris Walker

May 11, 1963 - April 16, 2018

David Christopher Walker, age 54 of Hwy 182, passed away Monday, April 16, 2018 at Carolinas Healthcare System in Kings Mountain. He was born May 11, 1963 in Lincoln County to Clara Carlotta Putnam Walker of Lincolnton and the late Barry Thomas Walker. Chris enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially striper fishing. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his son, Josh Walker of Newton;...
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Mike Silver

November 28, 1956 - April 13, 2018

Michael Lamar Silver, 61 of Brown Waterson Rd. passed away Friday, April 13, 2018 at his residence. He was born November 28, 1956 in Buncombe County to the late William Arlon and Thelma Wyatt Silver. Mike was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and enjoyed working on cars. He was an excellent caretaker and looked after his family. Paw Mike's greatest pleasure came from spending time with his...
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Rebecca Harrelson Rhyne

November 17, 1920 - April 13, 2018

Rebecca Harrelson Rhyne, 97, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018. She was born on November 17, 1920, in Cherryville, NC one of nine children to the late Logan Clay and Maud Jenkins Harrelson. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Henry Garrett Rhyne, on April 15, 2007. Mrs. Rhyne is survived by her four children: Alice and Charles McRorie of Charlotte, NC; Marianna Davis of...
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Bill Monroe Hager

May 11, 1955 - April 3, 2018

Billy Monroe Hager, age 62 of Landers Church Road passed away April 3, 2018. He was born May 11, 1955 in Mecklenburg County to the late Morris Elwell and Vidie Ilene Stilwell Hager. He graduated from Appalachian State University and was in the Peace Corps for two years. He was a veterinarian as well as a USDA inspector. Bill enjoyed volunteering at the Carolina Raptor Center where he shared his...
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Roger Wayne Neal

February 6, 1956 - April 3, 2018

Roger Wayne Neal, age 62 of Rockdale Rd passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at his residence. He was born February 6, 1956 in Cleveland County to the late J.B. and Betty Dellinger Neal. Roger loved fishing, horseback riding, and playing bluegrass music with various groups and bands. He worked at Coca Cola Bottling for many years and Freightliner in Mt. Holly for 33 years before retiring in 2015...
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Steve Augustus Sellers

March 30, 1946 - March 30, 2018

Steve Augustus Sellers, age 72 of Kenwood Rd passed away Friday, March 30, 2018 at Carolinas Medical Center-Main. He was born March 30, 1946 in Burke County to the late Samuel Asbury and Elsie Bright Heavner Sellers. Steve was a Cherryville New Year's Shooter and enjoyed Demo Derby and tractor pulls. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Mary Martin. He is...
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Betty Randall Black

January 15, 1930 - March 25, 2018

Betty Jean Randall Black, age 88 of Dellinger Circle passed away Sunday, March 25, 2018 at her residence. She was born January 15, 1930 in Gaston County to the late Lector Lee and Edna Mae Sigmon Randall. Betty was a faithful member of First Presbyterian. She loved her church and her church family. She had retired from Blackwelder's Textiles. Betty enjoyed playing Bingo and cherished her...
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Press Lingerfelt , Jr

December 9, 1936 - March 22, 2018

Press Lingerfelt Jr. age 81, of E. Academy St. passed away Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Wendover Hospice House. He was born December 9, 1936 in Gaston County to the late Preston Alton and Winnie Huss Lingerfelt. Press was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He retired from Carolina Freight after 27 years of service. He was a United States Navy Veteran and member of Cherryville American Legion...
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Kim Lackey Carpenter

April 27, 1970 - March 19, 2018

Kimberly Jane Lackey Carpenter, age 47 of High Ridge Circle, passed away Monday, March 19, 2018. She was born April 27, 1970 in Cleveland County to Peggy Jane Powell Lackey of Charlotte and the late Wilburn Dwight Lackey. She received her certification as a LPN from Cleveland Community College. She was employed at Lincolnton Rehabilitation Center and formerly worked at Health and Rehab of...
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Sally Robena Hooper

November 13, 1940 - March 19, 2018

Sally Robena Pruitt Hooper, age 77 of Academy St. passed away Monday, March 19, 2018 at Carolinas Medical Center Lincolnton. She was born November 13, 1940 in Greenville, SC to the late John B. and Dolly M. Pruitt. Sally was a member of Cherryville Church of God and enjoyed reading and writing poems. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Larry Dean Hooper;...
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Marie Arrowood Dellinger

January 8, 1937 - March 18, 2018

Faye Marie Arrowood Dellinger, age 81 formerly of St. Mark's Church Road passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Carolina Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center. She was born January 8, 1937 in Cleveland County to the late William Erskin and Leona Edna Arrowood. Marie was a wonderful caregiver and enjoyed TV, music and crocheting. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband,...
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Junior Lingerfelt

June 30, 1944 - March 15, 2018

Horace McKnight Lingerfelt Jr. age 73 of Hallman St., formerly of Lincolnton, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Carolinas Healthcare Lincoln. He was born June 30, 1944 in Lincoln County, to the late Horace McKnight and Lona Cody Lingerfelt. Junior enjoyed watching sports and golfing. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 30 years, Barbara Ann "Bobbie"...
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Julie Mae Wellman Ayers

September 5, 1934 - March 12, 2018

Julie Mae Wellman Ayers, age 83, formerly of Shelby, passed away Monday, March 12, 2018 at Peak Resources. She was born September 5, 1934 in Cleveland County to the late Gus and Alda Self Wellman. Julie Mae was a member of a nondenominational church. She was a wonderful homemaker and former CNA at Beam's Nursing Home. She loved animals, especially her dogs. She enjoyed mowing her grass and...
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Travis Joe Guffey

October 11, 1974 - March 11, 2018

Travis Joe Guffey, age 43 of N. Mulberry St. passed away Sunday, March 11, 2018 at his residence. He was born October 11, 1974 in Cleveland County. Travis was the son of Brenda Renfroe and Danny Coffey and Joseph Guffey. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his son, T.J. Guffey; grandmother, Margaret Renfroe; and siblings, Benny Guffey, Elizabeth Coffey, Chasity Reeves, and...
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Ava Pratt Dover Howell

May 25, 1921 - March 8, 2018

Ava Pratt Dover Howell, age 96 of Carolina Care Center went home to heaven March 8, 2018. She was born May 25, 1921 to the late Ralph and Mary Dover. She was a member of Bess Chapel United Methodist Church. Ava loved sewing, traveling, gardening, and was a proud member of Bess Chapel Methodist Women. In addition to her parents, she was preceded death by husband, Robert Howell; son-in-law,...
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Lee Edward Cornwell

November 3, 1979 - March 7, 2018

Lee Edward Cornwell, age 38 of New Port Richey, FL, formerly of Cherryville, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018. He was born November 3, 1979, the son of Paul and Carol Cornwell and the late Donna Brashears Cornwell. Lee was the Director of Graphic Installation for Capital Retail Services where he thoroughly enjoyed his work. He loved sports of all kinds and was always ready to take on any...
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Ruth Whitley Weaver

August 11, 1928 - March 7, 2018

Sarah Ruth Whitley Weaver, 89, born August 11, 1928 went to be with her Lord and Savior and to join her husband of 57 years Joe Nixon on March 7, 2018. Ruth was an active member of Concord United Methodist Church her entire life until her health declined. She was a resident of Brian Center Lincolnton where she was loved and cared for by all and enjoyed her last years. Her proudest...
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Dennis Lee Costner

January 3, 1953 - March 6, 2018

Dennis Lee Costner, Sr. age 65, of Baxter Road passed away suddenly on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Kings Mountain Hospital. He was born January 3, 1953 in Cleveland County to the late Lee and Rachel Davis Costner. He was a maintenance tech for Firestone and enjoyed his work. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army. Dennis was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and The American Legion Post ...
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Marelene Downey Childers

May 7, 1938 - March 3, 2018

Marelene Downey Childers, age 79 of Mary's Grove Rd. passed away Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Peak Resources. She was born May 7, 1938 in Gaston County to the late James "Willie" and Hattie Hoyle Downey. She was a faithful member of Mary's Grove United Methodist Church. After graduating from Kings Mountain High School, she went to work for Dr. Paige, then Gamble, and retired from Kingspoint. ...
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Helen Sloop Quinn

December 19, 1920 - March 2, 2018

Helen Sloop Quinn age 97, formerly of Wright Circle in Cherryville passed away Friday, March 2, 2018 at Brian Center Cabarrus. She was born December 19, 1920 in Cabarrus County to the late Charles Clayton Sloop, Sr. and Myrtle Lipe Sloop. Helen was a member of First Presbyterian Church (Cherryville, NC) and then Cornerstone Presbyterian Church (Concord, NC) where faithfully served her churches....
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James Ben Hord

December 1, 1927 - February 27, 2018

James Ben Hord, age 90 of Crouse Rd. passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at Carolinas Healthcare System – Lincoln. He was born December 1, 1927 in Cleveland County to the late Loren and Ellen Houser Hord. Ben was a member of Crouse United Methodist Church. He retired from Southern Bell after 33 years of service. J.B. was also a Veteran who proudly served his country in three branches,...
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Ruby Dellinger Keever

August 19, 1922 - February 21, 2018

Ruby Nell Dellinger Keever, age 95 of Hicks St. passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Carolina Care Health & Rehabilitation. She was born August 19, 1922 in Lincoln County to the late Thomas Henry and Maude Jane Jenks Dellinger. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Ruby was a talented painter and loved reading. She enjoyed crocheting, quilting, and knitting. In addition to...
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Lloyd Wallace

October 28, 1933 - February 20, 2018

Malcolm Lloyd Wallace, age 84 of Roy Eaker Rd passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Wendover Hospice in Shelby. He was born October 28, 1933 in Cleveland County to the late Charlie Lee Wallace and Lizzie Hoyle Wallace Carroll. Lloyd was a faithful member of First Wesleyan Church. He had a passion for singing and sang with The Fisher Quartet. He retired after 40 years from Carolina Freight...
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Sybil Simmons Flinn

January 9, 1939 - February 19, 2018

Sybil Ann Simmons Flinn, age 79 of Cherryville, formerly of Winston-Salem, passed away Monday, February 19, 2018 at Carolinas Healthcare System – Lincoln. She was born January 9, 1939 in Stokes County to the late Otis Bunyon and Artis Mae Mabe Simmons. Sybil was formerly employed with Hanes Hosiery, Lindley Photo, and Home Instead. She was a hard worker, enjoyed flowers, and adored her...
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George Kneessi

February 17, 1942 - February 9, 2018

Rev. George Judson Kneessi, age 75 of Boyles Rd. passed away Friday, February 9, 2018 at Carolinas Healthcare System – Cleveland. He was born February 17, 1942 in Washington D.C. to the late John Judson Kneessi and Elizabeth Young. George proudly served his country in the United States Air Force and was a Vietnam Veteran. He was a member of the V.F.W., was formerly employed at B.J.'s of...
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Corky Howell

November 24, 1944 - February 9, 2018

Kenneth Robert "Corky" Howell, age 73 of Lackey Rd. passed away Friday, February 9, 2018 at Carolinas Healthcare System – Lincoln. He was born November 24, 1944 in Lincoln County to the late James Edward "Pete" and Ruth Ford Howell. Corky was retired from Carolina Freight. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved to watch racing and was an avid Richard Petty fan. In addition to his...
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Belma Mills Sayre

December 16, 1950 - January 28, 2018

Belma Lee Mills Sayre, 67, of Leonhardt Rd., died January 28, 2018 at Carolina Medical Center, Charlotte. She was born December 16, 1950 in Seymour, Indiana, a daughter of the late Fred and Bernice Burkhammer Mills. Belma was a member of Anthony Grove Baptist Church and active in her Sunday school class. She enjoyed traveling especially to the mountains, growing flowers, her grandchildren and...
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Randy Cox

December 21, 1951 - January 24, 2018

Johnnie Randall "Randy" Cox, age 66 of Black Rd. passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Carolinas Medical Center – Lincoln. He was born December 21, 1951 in Dooly County, Georgia to Wynelle Cox of Cordele, GA and the late Johnnie Cox. Randy was a long line truck driver with UPS Freight and studied theology at Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and...
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Glenda Jenks Monk

July 28, 1937 - January 22, 2018

Glenda Jenks Monk, age 80 of W. Second St. in Cherryville passed away Monday, January 22, 2018 at Carolinas Healthcare System Cleveland. She was born July 28, 1937 to the late Dwite and Neva Whitworth Jenks. Glenda retired from General Shoe Lace in Lincolnton. She was an active member of St. John's Lutheran Church where she formerly served as Church Sexton, and was a member of the Women's...
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Phillip Eric Beam

September 12, 1962 - January 21, 2018

Phillip Eric Beam, age 55 of New Prospect Church Rd. passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Caromont Regional Medical Center. He was born September 12, 1962 to Geraldine Turner Beam of Bessemer City and the late Thomas Marion Beam. He was employed at Freightliner, was a member of St. Mark's Church Lutheran Church and was a mason. Eric was an outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. In...
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John Henry Sloan

August 18, 1963 - January 20, 2018

John Henry Sloan, age 54, of Black Jack Ln. passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018 at his residence. He was born August 18, 1963 in Mecklenburg County to Elizabeth Ann Elliott Amos. He was a realtor for many years and worked for Southern Winds Realty. John had a larger than life personality and a contagious laugh. He enjoyed bowling, dodgeball, traveling and loved his family. He is preceded in...
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Jennie Lou Sigmon

May 19, 1940 - January 18, 2018

Jennie Lou Williamson Sigmon, age 77 of Cherryville passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Carolinas Medical Center Lincolnton. She was born May 19, 1940 in York County, SC to the late Robert Lee Williamson and Wilma Lee Lackey Wilcox. She was a member of North Brook Baptist Church. Jennie was an excellent homemaker and loved to care for her family. She enjoyed watching cooking shows and...
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Terry Schrum

September 28, 1941 - January 16, 2018

Terry R. Schrum, age 76 of Sharon Rd. West in Charlotte, passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at his residence. He was born September 28, 1941 in Lincoln County to the late Harry Lee and Murl Costner Shrum. Terry was a faithful employee of 49 years at Westinghouse Siemens where he thoroughly enjoyed his work. He enjoyed being outdoors, hiking, fishing, and hunting. He was also a gun...
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Ruth Black Anthony

May 16, 1919 - January 14, 2018

Ruth Black Anthony, age 98, of Cherryville passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Carolina Care Health & Rehabilitation. She was born May 16, 1919 in Gaston County to the late Ben and Jane Whitworth Black. Mrs. Anthony graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne and was in elementary education for over 42 years. She was a member of NCAE and a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. She had a love for animals,...
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Glenn Jackson

May 25, 2008 - January 14, 2018

Jeremy Glenn Jackson, age 9 of Doree Lane, won the Victory on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Levine Children's Hospital after a very courageous battle against Severe Aplastic Anemia and GVHD. He was born May 25, 2008 in Cleveland County to John Charles and April Marie Howell Jackson. Glenn was a 4th grader at Beam Intermediate and a member of First Baptist Church. He was an all American boy who...
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Orville Lee Compton

September 4, 1938 - January 13, 2018

Orville Lee Compton, age 79 of Glenn Oaks Dr. passed away Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Testa Family Hospice House. He was born September 4, 1938 in Barren County, Kentucky to the late Ralph and Mabel Estes Compton. He retired from Glasgow Equipment in West Palm Beach Fla. and was a faithful member of Lawndale Baptist Church for over 20 years. Orville enjoyed bowling, riding motorcycles, and...
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Robert V. Farmer

January 24, 1925 - January 12, 2018

Robert V. Farmer, 92, formerly of Watson Road in Bessemer City, passed away January 12, 2018. He was born January 24, 1925 in Greenville County, SC, a son of the late Joel Grover and Ethel Campbell Farmer. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Cherryville, North Carolina. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at St. John's Lutheran Church, 310 West...
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Sarah Frances Wylie

June 12, 1951 - January 12, 2018

Frannie Wylie Sarah Frances Wylie, 66, of Rustover Lane, died Jan 12, 2018 at Caromont Regional Medical Center. She was born on June 12, 1951 in Cleveland County a daughter of the late Bonnie Edwin Foster, Sr. and Sarah Muriel Beam Foster. Frannie was a hairdresser, potter, and substitute teacher. She was a lifetime member of Bess Chapel United Methodist Church where she was a member of the...
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Trina Marie Patterson

May 12, 1963 - January 11, 2018

Trina Marie Patterson, age 54, formerly of Cherryville passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem. She was born May 12, 1963 in Gaston County to the late Thomas "Bit" Patterson and Marie Neill Dover. She was an entrepreneur and part owner of Brushy Mountain Motors in Bland, VA and was a member of Missionary Methodist. Trina enjoyed gardening, sewing,...
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Shirley Ellis Walls

October 17, 1951 - January 10, 2018

Shirley Rae Ellis Walls, age 66, of Devenny Road passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Carolinas Medical Center. She was born October 17, 1951 in Lincoln County to the late William "W.T." and Sallie Edna Mull Ellis. She was a seamstress and a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Shirley loved traveling to the beach and the mountains. She also enjoyed fishing and being in the peace...
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James Lester Jenkins

February 24, 1943 - January 10, 2018

James "Lester" Jenkins, age 74 of Eaker Circle passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Carolina Healthcare Systems Cleveland. He was born February 24, 1943 in Gaston County to the late Cecil Ross Jenkins Sr. and Martha Mae McGinnis Jenkins. He was a member of First Baptist Church and had attended Second Baptist Church. Lester graduated from Appalachian State and retired after 35 years with...
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Leigha Juanice Snipes

January 8, 2018 - January 8, 2018

Leigha Juanice Snipes, infant daughter of Wesley Thomas Snipes and Ashlee Juanice Hampton, was born into the arms of Jesus on Monday, January 8, 2018. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her grandmothers, Lorna Watson of Cherryville and Charlotte Little of Texas; and an uncle, Chris Snipes of Cherryville. A memorial service to honor Leigha will be held Friday, January 19, 2018 at 7...
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Dick Blackwelder

December 25, 1931 - January 8, 2018

DICK BLACKWELDER Charles Richard "Dick" Blackwelder, age 86 of Meadowbrook Lane, passed away Monday, January 8, 2018 at Testa Family Hospice House. He was born December 25, 1931 in Gaston County to the late John William and Ocie Witherspoon Blackwelder. He was a former machinist at Blackwelder Machine Shop and a member of First Presbyterian Church. Dick was a Korean War Veteran of the...
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Terrie Hudson Smith

August 27, 1964 - January 4, 2018

Terrie Lynn Hudson Smith, age 53 of Sunset Dr. passed away Thursday, January 4, 2018 at her residence. She was born August 27, 1964 in Gaston County to the late Alfred William Hudson and Jennie Flowers Hudson Davenport. Her greatest love was spending time with her grandbabies. Survivors include her sons, Joshua Wayne Hudson (Lisa) of Spartanburg, SC and Walter Barrett Davenport (Deidra) of...
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Max Dellinger

August 25, 1931 - January 4, 2018

Max Dellinger, age 86 of S. Elm St. passed away Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Carolinas Healthcare System Cleveland. He was born August 25, 1931 in Gaston County to the late Junius Clarence and Dona Belle Sellers Dellinger. Max retired from Carolina Freight after 46 years of service. He was a Korean War Veteran of the US Army and a member of Cherryville American Legion Post #100. Max was a...
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Barbara Hayes Edwards

March 8, 1940 - January 3, 2018

Barbara 'Dabo' Hayes Edwards, age 77, of Heavner Rd. passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at CMC – Lincoln. She was born March 8, 1940 in Gaston County to the late Ralph 'Mutt' Malcolm and Lois Janette Huss Hayes. She was the canteen supervisor at Timken and was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church. Barbara cherished family and took pride in being a wife, mother, grandmother and friend...
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Joe Brown

September 26, 1969 - January 1, 2018

Wilbur Joe Brown, age 48, of E. First Street, passed away Monday, January 1, 2018 at Carolinas Medical Center- Main. He was born September 26, 1969 in Gaston County to Barbara Morrow Brown and the late Worth Joe Brown. Joe was an assembly man at Bradington Young and was a member of Faith Baptist Church. He was an original Cherryville New Year's Shooter, a baseball and football fan and an avid...
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Lucy Marie James Seagle

October 8, 1949 - December 27, 2017

Lucy Marie James Seagle, age 68 of Mary's Grove Rd. passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. She was born October 8, 1949 in Wilkes County to the late Robert Westley and Elsie Mae Adams James. Lucy graduated from Appalachian State University and went into Social Work where she worked with Gaston County Social Services for 25 years. She enjoyed...
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Benjamin Stephen Homesley

November 25, 1921 - December 23, 2017

Benjamin Stephen Homesley, 96, of 966 Mary's Grove Rd., died Dec. 23, 2017 at Carolina Health Care-Cleveland. He was born November 25, 1921 in Cleveland County to the late John and Betty Mullen Homesley. Ben was a retired long line truck driver for L.J. Kennedy of Jacksonville, FL and formerly employed at Carolina Freight, and Mercury Motor Express. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and telling war...
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Hubert Clinton Mitchem

July 3, 1924 - December 20, 2017

Hubert Clinton Mitchem, age 93 of West Hwy 27 passed away Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Brian Center of Lincolnton. He was born July 3, 1924 in Lincoln County to the late Kirby Sherman and Hattie Davis Mitchem. He was a member of Hebron United Methodist Church and retired from Impact Furniture. Hubert enjoyed farming and going to tractor pulls, where he earned many 1st place trophies. He...
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John Lee Black

February 24, 1921 - December 6, 2017

John Lee Black, age 96 of Tot Dellinger Rd. passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Carolina Care Health & Rehabilitation. He was born February 24, 1921 in Gaston County to the late Alfred Melton "Bud" and Annie Craft Black. John Lee was an active member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church where he formerly served as a deacon and Sunday School Superintendent for many years. He was a house carpenter...
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Carolyn Self Huffstetler

August 24, 1939 - December 6, 2017

Carolyn Sue Self Huffstetler, age 78 of Mary's Grove Church Rd. passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Carolinas Healthcare System Shelby. She was born August 24, 1939 in Cleveland County to the late Pauline Self. Carolyn was a member of Mary's Grove United Methodist Church and a 1957 graduate of Cherryville High School. She enjoyed babysitting, loved dogs, and was an avid gardener. ...
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Barbara Ann Simpson

February 21, 1952 - December 5, 2017

Barbara Ann Hampton Simpson, age 65 of Charleston Trail, passed away Tuesday. December 5, 2017 at her residence. She was born February 21, 1952 in Gaston County to the late Calvin Marshall and Vivian Lee Sutton Hampton. Barbara was formerly employed with Mohican Mills and was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses of Lincolnton. Barbara was a talented seamstress and an avid reader. Her greatest love...
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Kate Lee Eaker Smith

September 19, 1918 - November 24, 2017

Kate Lee Eaker Smith, age 99, formerly of Baxter Road, passed away Friday, November 24, 2017 at Carolina Care Health & Rehabilitation. She was born September 19, 1918 in Gaston County to the late Clarence Slyvanus and Dovie Elizabeth Craft Eaker. Kate graduated from Cherryville High School in 1938 and then attended East Carolina where she played basketball. She was a member of Bethlehem United...
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Mary Francis Bingham

February 18, 1933 - November 22, 2017

Mary Frances Bingham, 84, of North Morgan St., died November 22, 2017 at White Oak Manor, Shelby, NC. Mary was born on Feb. 18, 1933 in Gaston Co. a daughter of the late Everette A. and Lula Eaker Bingham. She was a lifetime member of Mary's Grove United Methodist Church. She loved her jewelry, flowers and her What not's. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by sisters Waynell B...
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Teresa "Tina" Willis

February 27, 1956 - November 21, 2017

Teresa "Tina" Willis, age 61, passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Levine Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville. She was born February 27, 1956 in Lincoln County to Prue Neal Willis Thornburg of Lincolnton and the late Klutz Willis. She was a retired NCDOT supervisor and her hobbies included playing bingo, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren. Tina was a fighter and cared for...
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Joann Williams

June 20, 1961 - November 12, 2017

Jo Ann "Joann" Williams, age 56, of Belmar Road passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Testa Family Hospice House. She was born June 20, 1961 in Lincoln County to the late Joe Pinkney and Margaret Cornelius Wilson Williams. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a sister, Betty Jean Williams. She is survived by her children, Marshal Weathers and wife, Tosha of Hickory...
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Frankie Doodle Hayes

July 29, 1945 - November 9, 2017

Frankie "Doodle" Lamar Hayes, age 72, of Dallas-Cherryville Highway passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017 at CMC-Main. He was born July 29, 1945 in Gaston County to the late Ralph Malcolm and Lois Janette Huss Hayes. He retired from Carolina Freight after 30 years of service as a yard man. Doodle enjoyed deer hunting, NASCAR, cheering for the Duke Blue Devils and spending time with his...
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Shelby Neal Ford

September 1, 1944 - November 7, 2017

Shelby Jean Neal Ford, age 73 of Mary's Grove Rd. passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Carolina Care Health and Rehabilitation. She was born September 1, 1944 in Gaston County to the late Howard Ralph and Mable Lorene Harmon Neal. Shelby retired from Doran Mills and had attended Second Baptist Church. She also loved flowers and hummingbirds. She also enjoyed sitting on the front porch...
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Dorothy Canipe Wright

November 11, 1938 - November 3, 2017

Dorothy Canipe Wright, age 78 of Vernon St. passed away peacefully Friday, November 3, 2017 at Testa Family Hospice House in Kings Mountain. She was born November 11, 1938 in Gaston County to the late Walter Andrew and Eunice Pope Canipe. Dot was 1957 graduate of Cherryville High School and a member of Cherryville Missionary Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in...
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Betty Hoyle Powell

April 12, 1932 - October 27, 2017

Betty Hoyle Powell, age 85 of the North Brook Community passed away Friday, October 27, 2017 at Carolinas Healthcare System Lincoln. She was born April 12, 1932 in Lincoln County to the late Arthur Raymond and Lilly Blanche Wehunt Hoyle. Betty was a member of Bess Chapel United Methodist Church where she was a former Sunday school teacher, church treasurer, and involved with the United...
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Carolyn Grant White

July 19, 1940 - October 22, 2017

Carolyn Faye Grant White, age 77, of Putnam St. passed away Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Carolinas Healthcare Systems Cleveland. She was born July 19, 1940 in Gaston County to the late Goldman Benjamin and Cora Elizabeth Layel Grant. Carolyn was previously employed with Homelite and was a member of Second Baptist Church. She was an avid Redskins fan, John Wayne follower and adored her grandbabies....
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David Moore

November 20, 1942 - October 20, 2017

David Moore Charles David Moore, age 74, passed away Friday, October 20, 2017 at North Carolina Veterans Home Salisbury. He was born November 20, 1942 in Murphy, North Carolina to the late Charles and Myrt Waldroup Moore. David was a member Crouse United Methodist Church. He enjoyed RVing, talking, and driving a tractor trailor, where was known as CB Handle, Flattop. He was a 32 year...
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Aileen Catherine Hayes

March 28, 1937 - October 19, 2017

Aileen Catherine Arrowood Hayes, age 80, passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Carolina Care Health & Rehabilitation. She was born March 28, 1937 in Cleveland County to the late Mack and Minnie Mayhew Arrowood. Aileen was an excellent homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed sewing, flowers, and crossword puzzles. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her...
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Maggie Gingles Jones

January 28, 1935 - October 13, 2017

Maggie Mae Gingles Jones, age 82 formerly of Edna Graves Way, passed away Friday, October 13, 2017 at Caromont Regional Medical Center. She was born January 28, 1935 in Lincoln County to the late Ozelia Linder and William Bus Gingles. Ms. Maggie was a member of Second Baptist Church where she was active with the Mother's Sunday School Class and enjoyed going visiting. When she was no longer...
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Bob Dellinger, Sr.

October 27, 1936 - October 12, 2017

Robert "Bob" Donald Dellinger, Sr., age 80, of Harrilson Rd. passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Somerset Court. He was born October 27, 1936 in Gaston County to the late Marcus Wesley and Annie Mae Henry Dellinger. Bob worked for Carolina Freight and was an active member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He was a deacon of the church and member of Brotherhood of Mt. Zion and loved to fish. In...
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Larry Franklin Setzer

June 13, 1935 - October 3, 2017

Larry Franklin Setzer, age 82, of Lakeview Rd. passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Caromont Regional Medical Center. He was born June 13, 1935 in Washington, DC to the late Glenn Lee Setzer and Hope Elizabeth Beam Lewis. Larry retired after 34 years of driving for Carolina Freight. He was a Korean War Veteran of the United States Army. Larry was a long time member of First...
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Aaliyah Nicole Jefferies

September 12, 1997 - September 30, 2017

Aaliyah Nicole Jefferies, age 20 of Old Post Rd. passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017. She was born September 12, 1997 in Gaston County to Kellie Louise Hull and Walden Christopher Link. Aaliyah was a 2017 graduate of Cherryville High School. She loved reading and playing video games. Aaliyah played basketball and softball. She also enjoyed kickboxing and UFC. Aaliyah was preceded in...
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Catherine Byers Turner

September 21, 1932 - September 30, 2017

Catherine Elizabeth Byers Turner, 85, of Hilltop Dr., died Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. She was born in Lincoln County on September 21, 1932 to the late Clyde Anderson and Mary Ellen Ledford Byers. Mrs. Turner found great pleasure in playing Bingo, crocheting, and reading. She also was fond of playing billiards. In addition to her parents, she is...
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Timothy Lee Rakes, Sr

July 29, 1968 - September 27, 2017

Timothy Lee Rakes, Sr. age 49 passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Carolina Healthcare Systems – Cleveland. He was born July 29, 1968 in Mercer County, New Jersey to Philip Daniel and Judith Stover Rakes. Tim enjoyed camping and was an avid Carolina Panthers fan. He was a friend to everyone he met. Tim was preceded in death by a brother, Phillip Wayne Rakes. In addition to his...
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Wylie Stansell

March 2, 1943 - September 27, 2017

J. Wylie Stansell, age 74 of Self St. passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at his residence. He was born March 2, 1943 in Greenville County, SC to the late Harry and Miriam Stokes Stansell. After retiring from Tektronix, he worked at Lowe's Home Improvement. Wylie is survived by his two sons, Quinn Stansell and wife, Tammy of Belmont and Patrick Stansell and wife, Nikki of Knoxville, TN...
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Nona Franklin

November 22, 1947 - September 25, 2017

Nona Irene Melton Franklin, age 69 of W. Academy St. passed away Monday, September 25, 2017 at her residence. She was born November 22, 1947 in Anson County to the late John Frank and Marguerite Irene Scarboro Melton. Nona was very talented with ceramics and crafting home décor items. She also enjoyed antique furniture. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother,...
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Charles Lee Capps

January 25, 1934 - September 17, 2017

Charles Lee Capps Sr., age 83 of Delview Rd. passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017 at PruittHealth – Union Pointe in Monroe. He was born January 25, 1934 to the late James Leonard and Virginia Ethel Walker Capps. Charles was a member of First Baptist Church. He was a Korean War Veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a member of American Legion Post #100. He retired after 36 years...
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Julia Etta Stroup Allran

June 30, 1932 - September 15, 2017

Julia Etta Stroup Allran, age 85 of Spring St. passed away Friday, September 15, 2017 at Caromont Regional Medical Center. She was born June 30, 1932 in Gaston County to the late John Clifton and Alice Burch Stroup. Julia was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. She enjoyed traveling and pier and surf fishing at the coast. She adored her grandchildren and loved spending time with them. ...
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Fred Louie Stroupe

March 25, 1936 - September 13, 2017

Fred Louie Stroupe, age 81 of St. Mark's Church Rd. died Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Caromont Regional Medical Center. He was born March 25, 1936 in Gaston County to the late Fred Franklin and Eva Pearl Bess Stroupe. He was a member of Mt. Beulah Baptist Church. Fred attended Tryon School and was a longtime farmer. He enjoyed red tractors, bluegrass music, and dining out with friends. ...
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Dot Lail Walker

September 28, 1924 - September 5, 2017

Dorothy Mae Lail Walker, age 92 of S. Depot St. passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at her residence. She was born September 28, 1924 in Gaston County to the late John Franklin and Meda Hartman Lail. Dot and her sister, Nan, ran Nanny's Nursery where she devoted her time to taking care of and loving children. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed Putt-Putt and...
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Deonna Ozment Anthony

November 5, 1963 - August 31, 2017

Deonna Lynn Ozment Anthony, age 53 of Anthony Lane in Cherryville passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Carolinas Healthcare System in Pineville. She was born November 5, 1963 in Wilkes County to Shelby Ozment Spiva of Hickory and the late Tommy Ozment. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and formerly employed as custodian at Cherryville Elementary. She enjoyed arts and crafts and...
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Sandra Black Patterson

July 21, 1959 - August 31, 2017

Sandra Jean Black Patterson, 58, of North Dr. passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017 at her residence. She was born July 21, 1959 in Cleveland County to the late Albert Eugene "Bud" Black and Joyce Ann Hyder Black. She was previously employed at Howell Mill, Dollar General and Walmart and attended the House of Prayer in Fallston. Sandra loved her daughters and grandchildren and took pride in her...
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Norman Gene Warlick

July 23, 1926 - August 24, 2017

Norman Gene "Wa" Warlick passed away peacefully on August 24, 2017 at Wendover Hospice Center surrounded by his four sons. Mr. Warlick was born on July 23, 1926 to George Clifton and Dennice Yelton Warlick of Hickory, NC. He was educated in the Hickory city schools, received a Bachelor's degree from Lenoir Rhyne University, a Master's degree from Appalachian State University and was certified as...
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Allie Jenkins Eaker

September 15, 1925 - August 20, 2017

Allie Mozelle Jenkins Eaker, 91, of Oak Hollow Rd. passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Alexandria Place. She was born September 15, 1925 in Gaston County to the late Lee Andrew and Essie Vivian Mauney Jenkins. Allie was a member of Hephzibah Presbyterian Church and cherished time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, and cooking and was an all...
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James David "Jim" Kempfer

June 25, 1942 - August 18, 2017

James David "Jim" Kempfer, 75, of Pink St. passed away Friday, August 18, 2017 at his residence. He was born June 25, 1942 in Madison, Wisconsin to the late Gilman and Ruth Opheim Kempfer. Jim was a retired sales associate of Walmart and formerly a computer specialist for Carolina Freight. He was a Vietnam Veteran and member of American Legion Post #100 and the North American Hunting Club. He...
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Sharon "Shay" Fisher

December 5, 1963 - August 18, 2017

Sharon "Shay" Fisher, 53, died August 18, 2017 at Caromont Regional Medical Center. Ms. Fisher was born on December 5, 1963 in Mecklenburg County. She was a longtime member of Crowder's Creek ARP Church in Gastonia, NC. She was employed by the Dollar Tree until her retirement in 2016. Ms. Fisher was a vibrant and loving friend. She especially loved music and loved to dance. Though she...
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