Ernest Withers Sr.
LINCOLNTON Ernest Franklin Withers Sr., 76, 714 E. Catawba St., died Oct. 10, 1999, at Lincoln Medical Center.
He was a native of Lincoln County, son of the late Marcus Alexander and Mollie Jane Withers Withers, Army Air Corp veteran of World War II, maintenance worker at Cochrane Furniture.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Sallie Cline Withers; sons, Garvin Dale and Ernest F. Withers Jr., Lincolnton; sister, Virgie Price, Lincolnton; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Forest Lawn, Rev. Raymond Hamrick, military rites by Lincolnton Ceremonial Team
VISITATION: 7-8:30 tonight, E.F. Drum Funeral Home
SHELBY Katherine Hope Sabey, 79, 1413 Beverly Ave., died Oct. 10, 1999, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.
She was a native of Ithaca, N.Y., daughter of the late J. Mark and Laura Bates Chamberlain, member of John Knox Presbyterian Church, homemaker.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Fred F. Sabey; daughters and son-in-law, Carolyn and Graham Henderson, Ann Bielowicz, Atlanta; sister, Laura Patterson, Rochester, N.Y.; grandchildren, Brian Hill, Alicia Jackson, Anna Koetter, Mary Henderson, Roberta Eason; great-grandchildren, Sarah Chamberlain Hill, Emma Grace Koetter, Jacob Graham Eason
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 11 a.m. Oct. 23, John Knox Presbyterian Church, Rev. Bill Troutman
MEMORIALS: John Knox Presbyterian Church, 610 Charles Road, Shelby 28152
ARRANGEMENTS: Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home
Thomas Seth Kelley
CHARLOTTE Thomas Seth Kelley, 3 months, died Oct. 9, 1999, at Carolinas Medical Center.
He was the son of the Rev. James M. and Heather Thomas Kelley.
SURVIVORS: In addition to his parents, sister, Morgan Nicole Kelley; brother, Jake Matthew Kelley; paternal grandparents, John and Gail Kelley, Gastonia; maternal grandparents, Phillip and Angie Thomas, Huntersville; maternal great-grandparents, Jerry and Jean Raborne, Huntersville, Rev. Russell and Helen Thomas, Troutman; maternal great-great-grandmother, Vaughtie Thomas, Burnsville
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Rockwell Baptist Church, Rev. Dwayne Barber
BURIAL: Church cemetery
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, home of grandparents, Phillip and Angie Thomas, 8001 Gilead Road, Huntersville
ARRANGEMENTS: Almond Raymer & McConnell Funeral Home
SHELBY George Self, 60, 1101 N. Morgan St., died Oct. 10, 1999, at Century Health Care.
He was a native of Cleveland County, son of the late Coyte and Pauline Page Self, brother of the late Carl Self, Navy veteran, retired from Lutz-Yelton Heating & Air.
SURVIVORS: Son and daughter-in-law, Marty and Sylvia Self, Monroe, Ga.; daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Robert Nelson, Huntsville, Ala.; sisters, Virginia Johns, Boisie, Idaho, Frances Shuford, Polkville; special aunt, Mattie Sanders, Shelby
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 4 p.m. today, Sunset Cemetery, Rev. Alton Martin
ARRANGEMENTS: Clay-Barnette Funeral Home
BEULAH P. HOVIS
BESSEMER CITY Beulah Putman Hovis, 78, 104 W. Lee Ave., died Oct. 11, 1999, at home.
She was a native of Gaston County, daughter of the late William A. and Zennie Propst Houser Putman, sister of the late Clarance Houser and William R. Putman, Ruth H. Carver, retired from Reeves Brothers, Osage Plant, after 30 years of service, member of Bethea United Methodist Church.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Robert Glenn Hovis; son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Kim Hovis, Bessemer City; sister and brother-in-law, Elva and Zenas Beam, Bessemer City; grandchildren, Matthew and Ashley Hovis, Bessemer City
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 11 a.m. Thursday, Bethea United Methodist Church, Revs. Wayne E. Hoyle, D.H. Lutz
VISITATION: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Greene Funeral Service, Westside Chapel, other times at the home of Robert Hovis, 1102 Crowders Mountain Road
PALLBEARERS: Adrian Beam, Michael Brown, Doug Cochcroft, Boyd Morgan, Willie Stubblefield, Bill Watts
MEMORIALS: Bethea United Methodist Church, 605 E. Maryland Ave., Bessemer City 28016 or Hospice of Gaston County, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia 28053
John Charles Maier
BELMONT John Charles Maier, 51, of Belmont, died Oct. 10, 1999, at Presbyterian Hospital Harris Hospice Unit, Charlotte.
He was a native of Mecklenburg County, son of the late Eugene Adrian Maier, member of First Presbyterian Church, Belmont, electives Sunday school class, Army veteran of Vietnam, operating room unit host, Presbyterian Hospital.
SURVIVORS: Mother, Sara Carson Maier, Belmont; brother and sister-in-law, Joseph E. and Nancy M. Maier; niece, Sara Kathryn Maier, Chapel Hill; nephew, Joseph Neal Maier, Chapel Hill
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 11 a.m. Wednesday, First Presbyterian Church, Dr. Richard Boyce and Rev. Laurie A. Fields
BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, First Presbyterian Church, Belmont
MEMORIALS: First Presbyterian Church, 102 S. Central Ave., Belmont or Presbyterian Hospital Harris Hospice Unit, P.O. Box 33549, Charlotte 28254
ARRANGEMENTS: McLean-Bumgardner Funeral Home
CLOVER, S.C. Azzielee Wilson Adams, 94, 107 Adams St., died Oct. 14, 1999, at Self Memorial Hospital, Greenwood, S.C.
She was a native of York County, S.C., daughter of the late Calvin and Vennie Crawford Wilson, wife of the late Samuel Adams Sr., joined the Clover Chapel United Methodist Church in 1930 and held many positions, president of the United Methodist Women, Royal Degree member of the Order of Tent "Buds of Clover No. 209" and Clover Chapel Church Aid Society.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Samuel J. Adams Jr., Salisbury, Charles F. Adams, Spartanburg, S.C.; daughters, Betty Lee Coleman, Kansas City, Mo., Rev. Kay Adams Best, Lugoff, S.C.; sisters, Eliza Dye, Clover, Lillie Mae Gregory, Los Angeles; 24 grandchildren, great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: Noon, Tuesday, Clover Chapel United Methodist Church, Rev. Charles L. White Jr., body will be placed in church one hour before service
BURIAL: St. James United Methodist Church cemetery
VISITATION: 7-8 tonight, Wright Funeral Home, York, other times at the home
BELMONT Lucille Carter Halk, 87, 118 Quail Drive, died Oct. 16, 1999, at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte.
She was a native of Gaston County, daughter of the late Lattimer and Frances Smith Carter, wife of the late William R. Halk Sr., member of First Four Square Gospel Church, homemaker.
SURVIVORS: Sons and daughters-in-law, W.R. and Rebecca Halk Jr., Gastonia, Richard and Martha Halk, Gastonia; daughters and sons in-law, Mary Lorene Samples, Belmont, Linda McCormick, Belmont, Patsy and Terry McCarn, Lowell, Shirley and James Franks, Belmont; grandchildren, Delores Robinson, Steve McCarn, Teresa Samples, Kristy Halk; four great-grandchildren
FUNERAL: 4 p.m. Tuesday, Carothers Funeral Home, Rev. Robert Thompson
BURIAL: Olney Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Gastonia
VISITATION: 7-9 tonight, Carothers Funeral Home
Converse "Gart" barnes
GASTONIA Converse G. "Gart" Barnes, 83, Century Care, died Oct. 17, 1999, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.
ARRANGEMENTS: Carothers Funeral Home
GASTONIA Martha Barnette, 67, 1020 Holly Hills Drive, died Oct. 17, 1999, at home.
ARRANGEMENTS: Sisk-Butler Funeral Home, Bessemer City
LINCOLNTON Mary Helen Carpenter Hartzoge, 79, Abernethy Center, Newton, formerly of 3497 Summerow Road, died Oct. 17, 1999.
She was a native of Lincoln County, daughter of the late James Oscar and Mary Pearl Avery Carpenter, homemaker.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Clyde Hartzoge, Abernethy Center; sons, James Robert and Ricky W. Hartzoge, Lincolnton; daughter, Susan H. Jones, Lincolnton, brother, Alfred P. Carpenter, Abernethy Center; four grandchildren
FUNERAL: 5 p.m. Tuesday, St. Matthews United Church of Christ, Revs. Herb Young and Al Mullen, body will be placed in church 30 minutes before service
BURIAL: Church cemetery
VISITATION: 6-8 tonight Warlick Funeral Home, other times at home of Susan H. Jones, 3496 Summerow Road, Lincolnton
MEMORIALS: St. Matthews United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 739, Maiden 28650, or Abernethy Center, Highway 16, Newton 28658