CHARLOTTE - Mrs. Mary Helen Ross Wallace, 78, of 400 Lambeth Drive, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, at University Hospital.
The funeral will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Good Samaritan Fellowship Church, with the Rev. R.E. Devoe officiating. Burial will follow at Webb Memorial Lawns.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 12:30 to 1 p.m. at the church.
Enloe Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
MORGANTON - Robert Johnson of Britt Nursing Home, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, at his residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Dockery's Funeral Home.
VALE - Mr. Gary Michael Lingerfelt, 27, of 8261 Boosville Road, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, at Lincoln Medical Center.
The funeral will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Charity Baptist Church, with the Revs. Roger Webb and Carl Ray Cook officiating. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service.
Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends Thursday night from 6:30 to 8 at Stamey Funeral Home in Fallston.
SHELBY - Mrs. Pauline Pearson Hamrick, 83, of Century Care of Shelby, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cleveland County, she was the daughter of the late Doc John and Mary Ocie Scruggs Pearson. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Community Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Garland Gibb Hamrick.
She is survived by two sons, Terry Pearson Hamrick of Shelby and Charles Hamrick of Mooresboro; four daughters, Mary Boyer of Los Angeles, Wanda Watkins of Earl, Eldora Whitesides of Shelby and Teresa Brown of Charlotte; two brothers, Bob Pearson of Shelby and Tom Pearson of Tampa, Fla.; two sisters, Daisy Willis of Shelby and Nell Bumgardner of Patterson Springs; five grandsons, Sean Childers, Gary Watkins, Kevin Hamrick, Kenneth Hamrick and David Barnett; six granddaughters, Hope Martin, Crystal Russ, Karen Kennedy, Tiffany Guthrie, Jessica Hamrick and Megan Brown; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be Friday at 3 p.m. at the chapel at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home with the Revs. John R. Bridges and Dan Qurollo officiating. Burial will follow at Cleveland Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8:30 at the funeral home and other times at the home of a son, Terry Hamrick, 827 Kings Road, Shelby.
John Davis Jr.
SHELBY - Mr. John Ed Davis Jr., of Gastonia Village Assisted Living Alzheimer's Home, formerly of West Sumter Street, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.
A native of Rutherford County, he was born on Oct. 21, 1917, the son of the late John Ed Davis Sr. and Mattie Hamrick Davis. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Essie "Sug" Davis; a brother, Walter Davis; and a sister, Anne Davis Lewis.
He attended Wake Forest University and then graduated with honors from N.C. State University with a degree in vocational agriculture. He taught agriculture for two years at Mooresboro High School. He was an Army veteran who served from 1942 until 1945. After being discharged from the military, he worked for Farmers Home Administration in Cleveland County for 31 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, a department superintendent of the young married, an usher, a training union sponsor and chairman of the welfare committee. He served as president of the Christian Service Organization at Gardner-Webb University. He was a member of the Cleveland County Social Services Board, the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity, Board of Directors for Council on Aging and the Hawaii Baptist Academy in Honolulu, Hawaii. He served as Chairman of the Piedmont Council of Boy Scouts of America and as a trustee of the Cleveland County Memorial Library. He helped organize and served as chairman of the Red Cross Blood Program in Cleveland County and was the chairman of the Cleveland County Chapter of the American Cancer Society. He was Chairman of the Housing Committee of the Piedmont Area Development Association and was an officer on the Board of the Senior Center. He served as co-supervisor of the construction of the homeless shelter and was Chairman of the Board of Directors that created the "Lions Senior Village." He was a lifetime member of the Shelby Lions Club and Lions Club International where he held many positions including District Governor, President of the N.C. Eye and Human Tissue Bank, Chairman of the N.C. Association for the Blind, and Chairman of the state White Cane Drive. He was a recipient of the Governor's Volunteer Award, Shelby's Citizen of the Year and the Jaycees Distinguished Service Award.
He is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Bernard and Lynne Morand of Monroe, Scott and Jan Cole of Shelby, and Al and Pat Whatley of Shelby; six grandchildren, Scotti Cole Youngman, Natalie Morand, Shannon Whatley, Nick Cole, Damien Morand and Trisha Whatley; a brother and sister-in-law, Billy and Betty Davis of Lattimore; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Faith Adams of Lattimore, Frances Bryce of Shelby, and Jean and John Bankhead of Shelby.
The funeral will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church with Dr. Robert Canoy officiating. Burial will follow at Cleveland Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 1 to 2:45 p.m. and other times at the home of Al and Pat Whatley, 1411 Briarcliff Road, Shelby.
Memorials may be made to the Personal Assistance Fund at First Baptist Church, 120 N. Lafayette St., Shelby, N.C. 28150 or the Alzheimer's Disease Research, 15825 Shady Grove Road, Suite 140, Rockville, Md., 20850-4022.
Clay-Barnette Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
UNION, S.C. - Mrs. Leila Blanton Callahan, 82, of 203 Churchill St., died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at her residence.
A native of Cherokee County, she was born on May 21, 1917, the daughter of the late Reuben Pinkney and Nettie Horton Blanton. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Union. She attended Gardner-Webb College.
She is survived by her husband, J.D. Callahan; one daughter, Sandra C. Derrick of Seneca, S.C.; and two grandchildren.
The funeral will be Friday at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Union. Burial will follow at Union Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Meals On Wheels, c/o Monte Lancaster, Arthur State Bank, Union, S.C. 29379.
S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Max Jerry Lee
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Mr. Max Jerry Lee, 59, of 131 Arrowhead Road, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at Saint Francis Hospital.
A native of Nantahala, he was the son of the late Gerald and Gaynell Day Lee. He was an employee of Cognis in Mauldin. He was a member of the 1959 Kings Mountain Championship Football Team, a scuba diver and an avid outdoorsman. He was a Navy veteran. He was a member of Clearview Baptist Church in Travelers Rest, S.C.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Carroll Lee and Emmett "Bud" Lee.
He is survived by his wife, Ann Pritchard Lee; his stepmother, Louise Lee of Kings Mountain; one stepsister; two nephews, Dale Lee and Jeffery Lee, both of Blacksburg; and other nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Oakview Baptist Church Cemetery in Kings Mountain.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8:30 at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home and Friday after the service at the church fellowship hall.
Memorials may be made to Greenville Humane Society, 328 Furman Hall Road, Greenville, S.C. 29609 or the Cancer Society of Greenville County, 113 Mills Avenue, Greenville, S.C. 29605.
SHELBY - Mrs. Minnie Bell Lowrance Cook, 83, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at Hospice at Wendover.
A native of Cleveland County, she was the daughter of the late Francis Short and Frank Lowrance. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Community Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Julius Russell Cook; her son, Ray Cook; two brothers, Fred Lowrance and Burgin Lowrance; sisters, Josie Philbeck, Pansy Lowrance and Verdie Lowrance; and a grandchild, Micheal Drewery.
She is survived three sons and daughters-in-law, Gene and Ruth Cook of Fallston, Jimmy and Barbara Cook of Independence, Va., Hershel and Renay Cook of Lawndale; a daughter-in-law, Brenda Cook of Kings Mountain; four daughters and sons-in-law, Millie and Warren Beaver of Lawndale, Brenda and Charles Strickland of Kings Mountain, Lena Bridges of Shelby and Faye Bolick of Old Fort; three brothers, Lawrence Lowrance of Fallston, Charles Lowrance of Grover and A.V. Lowrance of Boiling Springs; two sisters, Darcus Philbeck of Gastonia and Carrie Bowen of Newport News, Va.; 19 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Lutz-Austell Chapel with Dr. Gene Watterson officiating. Burial will be at Cleveland Memorial Park. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service.
The family will receive friends Thursday night from 6 to 7:30 at Lutz-Austell Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice at Wendover, 951 Wendover Road, Shelby, N.C. 28150.
CHARLOTTE - Mrs. Alberta Grier, 55, of 7428 Bradgate Road, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at her home.
A native of Rutherford County, she was the daughter of Mrs. Arena Davis Mills. She was a graduate of Carver High School in Spindale and Voorhees College in Denmark, S.C. She was an administrative assistant for Duke Power.
She is survived by her husband, James Grier, of the home; a daughter, Doris Jean Sanders; three stepchildren and a spouse, Carol Grier, Kenneth and Valarie Grier and Angela Grier; five brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Evelyn Mills, Jacob and Sunok Mills, George and Amparo Mills, Joe and Emma Mills and Ronald and Barbara Mills; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Myrtle and Ernest Hunt, Maonie and Bill Littlejohn, Ruby Mills and Delores Mills; one grandchild; three great-grandchildren; four Godchildren; five aunts; an uncle and a host of nephews, nieces and other friends and relatives.
The funeral will be 1 p.m. Friday at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Charlotte with the Rev. Casey Kimbrough officiating. Burial will be at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens in Charlotte.
The family will receive friends Friday one hour before the funeral at the church.
Memorials may be made to the L.C. Riddick Scholarship Fund, 3201 Tuckaseegee Road, Charlotte, N.C., 28208.
Long & Son Mortuary Service is in charge of arrangements.
KINGS MOUNTAIN - Mr. Robert Lee Cashion, 62, of 300 York Road, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cleveland County, he was the son of the late Charles E. and Minnie Lee Cashion, Sr.
He taught third grade at Bessemer City Central School in Bessemer City and was the organist for the First United Methodist Church in Bessemer City. He was a member of the Central United Methodist Church in Kings Mountain.
He is survived by two brothers, Charles E. Cashion, Jr., of Surfside Beach, S.C. and Donald Cashion of Van Nuys, Calif.; a sister, Joyce Marie Greenleese of Jacksonville and nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be 4 p.m. Friday at Central United Methodist Church with Revs. Harrison Hinson and Randy Harry officiating. Burial will be in Gaston Memorial Park in Gastonia.
Family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at Harris Funeral Home in Kings Mountain.
Memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 37, Kings Mountain, NC., 28086.
FOREST CITY - Mr. Major Willard Walker, 82, of 415 Dogwood Lane, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at his home.
A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Sunset Memorial Park with Kevin Flodin officiating.
The family will receive friends Friday night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Harrelson Funeral Home in Caroleen.
CHERRYVILLE - Mr. Roger Ellis, 45, of 120 Mary Lane, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carpenter's Funeral Home, Cherryville.
GASTONIA - Mr. Kenneth Eugene Franks, 64, of 2014 Rankin Road, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at his son's home in Mount Holly.
A native of Gaston County, he was the son of the late Charles V. Franks. He was a retired automobile salesman and member of Mount Holly Masonic Lodge No. 544, Oasis Temple of the Shrine in Charlotte and Queen of the Apostles Catholic Church in Belmont.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Iris Ann Rafter Franks.
He is survived by his mother, Opal Swanson Franks of Gastonia; three sons and daughters-in-law, Randy E. and Charlotte Franks of Mount Holly, Tim and Gail Franks of Gastonia, and Charles Patrick Franks of Mount Holly; a brother, Ronnie Franks of Shelby and a stepgranddaughter, Haley of Gastonia.
A mass of Christian burial will be 2 p.m. Friday at Queen of the Apostles Catholic Church in Belmont with the Rev. Richard P. Hokanson and Rev. Msgr. Anthony Kovacic officiating. Burial will follow in Gaston Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly and at other times at the home of Tim and Gail Franks, 911 Lane Road Extension, Mount Holly.
FOREST CITY - Mr. Virgil N. Petty, 72, of 830 Bethany Church Road, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at Autumn Care Nursing Center in Forest City.
The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at The Thompson Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. Thomas Thompson, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in The Sunset Memorial Park in Spindale.
The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the funeral home.
Charles Kirby, Jr.
RUTHERFORDTON - Mr. Charles Davis Kirby, Jr., 87, of 119 Williston Road, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at Rutherford Hospital.
Private services will be held at St. Francis Episcopal Church Cemetery with the Rev. Blake Rambo officiating.
The family will receive friends today from noon to 2 p.m. at Crowe's Funeral Home.
SHELBY - Mr. Eulan Marion Humphries, 80, of 205 Poplar Springs Church Road, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cleveland County, he was a son of the late Cleaton and Dorcas Hamrick Humphries. He was retired from Spangler and Sons Concrete and was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Edney Humphries.
He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Phil and Kaye Humphries of Shelby; one daughter and son-in-law, Loretta and Roy Spurling of Shelby; and one granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Mitzi and Patrick Springle of Angier.
The funeral will be Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Poplar Springs Baptist Church, with Drs. James Richardson and Paul Sorrells officiating. Entombment will follow at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cleveland Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Poplar Springs Baptist Church and other times at the home of Loretta and Roy Spurling, 2409 Easton Drive, Shelby.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 3109 Poplarwood Court, Suite 125, Raleigh, N.C. 27604-1043.
Clay-Barnette Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
FRONT ROYAL, Va. - Mr. James Albert Marks, 58, of Front Royal, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at the home of his sister.
Born May 7, 1941, in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of the late James E. and Stella Liszewski Marks. He was a machinist by trade.
He is survived by his wife, Carol A. Marks of Shelby; two sons, James E. Marks and Joseph A. Marks, both of Shelby; two brothers, Peter Marks of Plainfield, Ill., and Michael Marks of Oaklawn, Ill.; two sisters, Theresa M. Peachey of Front Royal and Margaret M. Vari of Chicago.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Turner-Robertshaw Funeral Home, 1200 N. Shenandoah Ave, Front Royal, with Father William F. Ruehl officiating. Burial will follow in Panorama Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to Masses of Repose of the Soul of James A. Marks; St. Mary's Catholic Church, 818 McGowan Road, Shelby, N.C. 28150.
Margaret "Sis" Bailey
FOREST CITY - Mrs. Margaret "Sis" Downey Bailey, 76, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at Autumn Care Center.
A graveside service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Cool Springs Cemetery, with Rev. R. L. Prendergrast officiating.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8: 30 p.m. tonight at Padgett and King Mortuary.