DENVER — Susan Meredith Finney, 59, of 4926 Sagittarius Circle, died Feb. 1, 2004. A memorial service will be held in Charlotte Thursday.
Born in Pittsfield, Mass., she was an administrative assistant.
Survivors include her husband, Gerald Finney of the home; two daughters, Janet Huffman of Grapevine, Texas and Meredith Schilder of St. Maries, Idaho; her mother, Idalene George of Denver, NC; one step-son, Greg Finney of Redwood City, Calif.; two step-daughters, Lana Helda and Ginger Finney both of Charlotte; one brother, Pelton George of Denver, Colo. and six grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Christian Ministries of Lincoln County, PO Box 423, Lincolnton, NC 28093.
Warlick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
CONOVER — Charles Sullins Snavely, 86, died Feb. 2, 2004. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Burke Mortuary in Newton. Burial will follow in Conover City Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
He was a WWII U.S. Navy veteran, a member of First Presbyterian Church and a retired buyer with Sears and Roebuck Company.
Survivors include three daughters, Caroline Crow of Lynchburg, Va., Celia Snavely of Greensboro and Nancy Hardy of Mebane; two grandsons, William Crow and Travis Hardy; one granddaughter, Katherine Earnhart and one great-grandson.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 701 N. Main Avenue, Newton, NC 28658 or Salvation Army, PO Box 1167, Hickory, NC 28603.
NEWTON — Rachel Marie Mitcham Miller, 64, of 2614 N. Main Avenue, died Feb. 3, 2004. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at East First Street Baptist Church, where she was a member. Burial will follow in Eastview City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday at Burke Mortuary in Newton.
Born in Caldwell County, she was retired from Century Furniture and former owner of Conover Flower Shop and Adelaide’s Florist.
Survivors include her husband, Donald Miller of the home; one son, Randall Presnell of Boomer; one daughter, Elana Carroll of Boomer; two brothers, Wayne Mitcham of Florence, SC and Jerry Mitcham of Hickory; three sisters, Violet Titus, Shirley Reid and Gaynell Bollinger all of Granite Falls and seven grandchildren, Matthew Scott, Jonathan Presnell, Timothy Scott, Nathan Carroll, Tiffany Herman, Shanna Presnell and Leah Carroll.
Memorials may be made to East First Street Baptist Church, Building Fund, E. First St., Newton, NC 28658.
CHERRYVILLE — Walter Michael Clawson, 45, of 123 W. Millard St., Johnson City, Tenn., formerly of Cherryville, died Jan. 31, 2004. A graveside memorial service will be held at City Memorial Cemetery for the family. The family will receive friends at the home of Vickie and Tommy Porter, 1014 Ranbar St., Cherryville.
Born in Gaston County, he was employed by the VA Medical Center and was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
Survivors include one sister, Vickie Porter of Cherryville and two brothers, Rick Clawson of Raleigh and Scott Carpenter of Cherryville.
Carpenters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Virginia Campbell Goodman, 79, of 182 Coopertown Road, died Feb. 3, 2004. Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Dallas Church of God. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 until 8:30 tonight at Warlick Funeral Home.
She was born in Catawba County.
Survivors include two sons, Tommy Goodman and Jimmy Goodman both of Lincolnton; three daughters, Yvonne Canipe and Connie Silva both of Lincolnton and Gloria Huber of Baltimore, Md.; one sister, Betty Smith of Lincolnton; 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Dallas Church of God Building Fund, 311 S. College St., Dallas, NC 28034.
NEWTON — Walter Lee Grant, 69, of 706 E. 6th St., died Feb. 3, 2004. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at East First Street Baptist Church, where he was a member. Burial will follow in Mt. Anderson Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at Burke Mortuary in Newton.
He was born in Lincoln County.
Survivors include his wife, Gladys Moses Grant of the home; one daughter, Nadine Walls of Newton; one son, Mike Grant of Maiden; four sisters, Vivian Dellinger of Lincolnton, Betty Bumgarner and Shirley Shaw both of Maiden and Juanita Shaw of Newton; five brothers, Darrell Grant, Ray Grant, Jerry Grant, Larry Grant and Kermit Grant all of Maiden; one granddaughter, April Swingle; two step-daughters, Jo-Ann Taylor and Teirra Kiziah both of Newton; two step-grandsons, Spencer Kiziah and Chirs Taylor; one step-granddaughter, Alexa Kiziah and one step-great great-granddaughter.
Memorials may be made to Catawba Valley Hospice, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.
Paul Lewis Barker, 80, of 2316 Story St., died Feb. 4, 2004. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Boger City Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Saturday in the church vestibule prior to the service.
Born in Lincoln County, he was retired from JP Stevens.
Survivors include one son, Douglas Barker of Louisburg, Kan.; two daughters, Kathye Cochrane of Lake Norman and Deborah Cochrane of Lincolnton; three sister, Ruby Cooke and Lena Fergerson both of Newton and Mable Caldwell of Denver and two grandchildren, Whitney King and Gabe Cochrane.
Memorials may be made to Boger City Baptist Church, 2201 E. Main St., Lincolnton, NC 28092.
Warlick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Annie Jean Boggs, 68, of 918 Tait St., died Feb. 4, 2004. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. today at Warlick Funeral Home.
Born in McLennan County, Texas, she was a homemaker.
Survivors include one son. Robin Boggs of Lincolnton; one daughter, Patricia Church of Lincolnton; one sister, Opal Morgan of Ft. Worth, Texas; two grandchildren, Jason Church and Joshua Church and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church, PO Box 441, Lincolnton, NC 28093.
VALE — Fred Hush, 76, of 906 Rockdale Road, died Feb. 1, 2004. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel at Ebony & White’s Funeral Service. Burial will follow in Hollybrook Cemetery. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service in the chapel.
Born in Cleveland County, he was a member of Concord Baptist Church and was a retired farmer and butcher.
Survivors include seven sons, Freddie Hush, David Hush, Mark Hush all of Shelby, Willie Hush, Benjamin Hush both of Lawndale, Elmer Hush of Vale and Elijah Hush of Greenville, SC; three daughters, Linda Hush of Shelby, Sharon Hush of Tulsa, Okla. and Zealann Ikard of Lawndale; five sisters, Lucille Crosby of Gaffney, SC, Florine Hopper, Corine Cornwell, Pauline Linder and Janie Famble all of Lawndale; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Milledge E. “Joe” Johnson, 83, of Lincolnton, died Feb. 5, 2004. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Asbury United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Born in Edgefield, SC, he was a machinist retired from Charlotte Pipe and Foundry and a WWII U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Johnson of Lincolnton; one son, Tony Johnson of Winston-Salem; one daughter, Phyllis Hutchinson of Cullowhee; one brother, Reynard Johnson of Lincolnton; one sister, Vera Powell of Vale; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, 3097 Asbury Church Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092.
Warlick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
IRON STATION — Willard Layton Lawrence, 80, of 4955 Amity Lane, died Feb. 5, 2004. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Mary’s Grove United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Sunday at Warlick Funeral Home.
Born in Washington, Penn., he was a press operator for Airco Speer Electronics and a WWII Navy veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Himes Lawrence of the home; three sons, Leonard Lawrence of Kings Mountain, Marvin Lawrence of Matthews and Charles Lawrence of Monroe; one daughter, Winnie Keech of Iron Station; one sister, Rosetta Caseber of Martins Ferry, Ohio; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to American Lung Association of NC, PO Box 27985, Raleigh, NC 27611.
MAIDEN — Robert Blair Rash, 70, of South 2nd Avenue, died Feb. 5, 2004.
Arrangements are incomplete at Burke Mortuary in Maiden.
Lauren Gabrielle Whiteside, age 1, the daughter of William Travis Whiteside and Carla Michelle Williams-Whiteside, died Feb. 27, 2002. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Founders Chapel of McLean Funeral Directors. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Belmont. The family will receive friends Saturday night from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.
She was born in Gaston County.
In addition to her parents, survivors include two sisters, Amethyst Liane Whiteside, and Cailyn Danielle Whiteside, both of the home; one brother, William Chandler Whiteside of the home; grandmother and step-grandfather, Diane and Gary Hill of Kings Mountain; grandfather and step-grandmother, Rick and Debbie Williams of Kings Mountain; grandparents, Bill and Deanna Whiteside of Gastonia; great-grandparents, Norma and Welsey Williams, and Yancey C. Turner, all of Gastonia, George and Margaret Turner, and John and Dorothy Smith, all of Lincolnton.
Memorials may be made to New Vision Ministries, 661 Clark Creek Rd., Lincolnton, N.C. 28092.
SHELBY — Beatrice Euleen Borders Eaves, 77, of 823 Buffalo Street, died Feb. 26, 2002. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Matthew Christian Fellowship Church of God. Burial will follow in Webb Memorial Lawns. The family will receive friends at the church 30 minutes prior to the service.
Enloe Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
HICKORY — Joseph “Joe” E. Garavaglia, 71, died Feb. 25, 2002. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. today at St. Aloysius Catholic Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Born in Detroit, Mich., he was a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corp, having received a Field Commission and did tour of duties in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was employed by the City of Hickory and also by Shuford Mills, Tape Division, retiring after 23 years of service.
Survivors include his wife, Ilah Barnes Garavaglia; one son, Bruce Anthony Garavaglia of Hickory; one daughter, Vanda G. Howard of Denver; one sister, Mary Hamilton of Granite Falls; and six grandchildren, Joseph Garavaglia, Christen Garavaglia, Savannah Garavagila, Dominic Garavaglia, Lauren Howard, and Robert Howard.
Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 921 2nd St., N.E. Hickory, N.C. 28601.
Bass-Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.