Howard Mack Burton, 75, of 901 Car Farm Road, formerly of Henderson, died Oct. 9, 2002. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel at Ebony & White’s Funeral Service. Burial will follow in Poplar Springs A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 30 minutes prior to the service.
Born in Lincoln County, he was a construction worker until retirement.
Survivors include two sons, Larry Burton of Lakehapacon, N.J. and Robert M. Burton of Lincolnton; two daughters, Clara Collins of Lincolnton, and Carolyn Anderson of Kinston; one sister, Almarine McLean of Mt. Holly; 14 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
CHERRYVILLE – Josephine Smith Ikard, 48, of 7574 Flay Road, died Oct. 9, 2002. A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. today at Second Baptist Church where she was a member. Burial will follow in Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church 30 minutes prior to the service.
Born in Lincoln County, she was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas Franklin Ikard; four sons, Thomas F. Ikard Jr. of Cherryville, Derek L. Ikard of Vale, Dameion K. Ikard of Charlotte, and Travis L. Ikard of the home; three daughters, Jody R. Ikard, and Tacha Ikard, both of Vale, and Maranda Ikard of the home; her mother, Mary Jefferies Smith of Cherryville; three brothers, Ivan Smith of Milwaukee, Wis., and Sammy Lee Smith Jr. and Timothy Smith, both of Lincolnton; three sisters, Kathleen Patterson of Lincolnton, Jessie Brown of Waco, and Betty Smith of Cherryville; and 13 grandchildren.
Ebony & White’s Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
ASHEVILLE – Noah Nixon, infant son of Crystal Nixon and Phillip Byers, died Oct. 8, 2002. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today in Hollybrook Cemetery.
In addition to his parents, survivors include his sister, Nadia Byers of the home; grandparents, Robert and Lorene Nixon of Lincolnton, and D.C. Byers of Gastonia; and his great-grandparents, Susie Nixon of Bessemer City, Elijah Surratt of Iron Station, and Irene Surratt of Lincolnton.
Ebony & White’s Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
VALE – Alice Lorraine Moore Beam, 80, of 479 Howards Creek Mill Road, died Oct. 9, 2002. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cedar Grove Lutheran Church where she was a member. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 5:30 until 7 at E.F. Drum Funeral Home.
Born in Baden, she was an inspector for Annbern Sportswear, a member of the AARP, and a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, T.L. Beam; two daughters, Zelda Beam Lovelace and Aleta Beam Watts, both of Vale; two brothers, Vernon Moore of Charlotte and Rodney Black of Crouse; two grandchildren, Eric Dale Brittain, and Dakota Danille Watts; and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to Cedar Grove Lutheran Church, 261 Cedar Grove Church Rd., Vale, N.C. 28168; or the American Lung Association, Metrolina Region, 5315 Greenbrook Dr., Charlotte, N.C. 28205.
LEXINGTON – Alice Elizabeth Bumby Reudelhuber, 95, of Lexington Health Care Center, formerly of Swicegood Road, died Oct. 10, 2002. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. today in the chapel at Tyro United Methodist Church where she was a member. Burial followed in Bethel Cemetery.
Born in Luzerne County, Penn., she was employed with Hazeltine Electronic in Pennsylvania until retirement.
Survivors include three grandchildren, George K. Reudelhuber, Lynn Reudelhuber Meeks, and Kim Reudelhuber Dodgin; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to Tyro United Methodist Church, 4484 S. Hwy. 150, Lexington, N.C. 27292.
Piedmont Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.
CHERRYVILLE – Sue Heavner Gantt, 72, of 442 Paul H. Beam Road, died Oct. 8, 2002. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church where she was a member. Burial will follow in City Memorial Cemetery.
Born in Lincoln County, she was the former owner of P.G. Fish Camp.
Survivors include two sons, Ronnie Gantt and June Gantt, both of Cherryville; one daughter, Sandy G. Crawley of Cherryville; a brother, Fay Heavner of Lincolnton, one sister, Edna Leonard of Lincolnton, nine grandchildren, Dana Gantt, Jeff Gantt, Treva Martin, Kevin Gantt, Brent Gantt, Heidi Freeman, Shane Crawley, Brian Gantt, and Clay Crawley; and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 107 W. Academy St., Cherryville, N.C. 28021.
Carpenter’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
NEWTON – Francis Melbourne Henry, 76, of 2027 Hwy. 321 S., died Oct. 9, 2002. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. today at St. James Lutheran Church where he attended services. Burial will follow in Gainsville Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church 90 minutes prior to the service.
Born in Noel, Mo., he was of the Baptist faith, and a member of the St. James Senior Citizens Organization. A U.S. WWII veteran who served in the Pacific theater, he was a former police officer for the City of Newton, and worked as a carpenter until retirement.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy S. Harris Henry; one daughter, Marylan Gale Goble of Conover; one son, Gerald Wayne Henry of Maiden; three step-daughters, Brenda H. Isenhour of Conover, Barbara A. Harris of Newton, and Carolyn H. Ramseur of Maiden; six grandchildren, Treva Goble, Donnie Goble Jr., Ramey Henry, Paula Isenhour, Wayne Isenhour, and Justin D. Ramseur; and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, N.C. 28658.
Willis-Reynolds funeral Home & Cremations is in charge of arrangements.
STANLEY – Charles Delane “Buster” Cox, 65, died Oct. 9, 2002. A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday in the chapel at Raymer Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Mt. Holly. The family will receive friends tonight from 6:30 until 8:30 at the funeral home.
Born in Mecklenburg County, he was a member of Lucia Baptist Church, the Westgate Masonic Lodge #738, the Scottish Rite, and the Shriners. He was employed with Bealer Wholesale Distributors until retirement.
Survivors include his wife, Bobbie Faye Bollinger Cox; one son, Kenneth Delane Cox of Shelby; a stepson, Michael E. Johnston of Denver; two daughters, Sabrina “Bree” Cox Stutts of Wake Forest, and Bonita Cox Moy of Bellbrook, Ohio; a stepdaughter, Patricia Keziah of Stanley; one brother, Donnie Cox of Indian Trail; and 15 grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, Md. 20852.
DENVER – Jeffrey David Saltzman, 34, died Oct. 8, 2002. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Denver Baptist Church where he was a member. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service and following the service.
Born in Biloxi, Miss., he was involved with the Children’s Leadership Family Program, and Audio Visual Committee, as well as serving as deacon, at his church. He was employed as an electrician.
Survivors include his wife, Alecia Townsend Saltzman; a son, William David Saltzman of the home; his parents, Joseph Daniel Saltzman Sr. and Bonnie Marlene Hicks Saltzman of Denver; his grandparents, Pertis and Bonnie Hicks of Denver; and two brothers, Joseph Daniel “Dan” Saltzman of Denver, and John Darren Saltzman of Grenta, La.
Memorials may be made to the William Saltzman Trust, c/o Randall Miller, P.O. Box 1226. Boone, N.C. 28037; or the Denver Baptist Church Hand Bell Fund, P.O. Box 383, Denver, N.C. 28037.
Raymer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.