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Lincoln County, North Carolina Obituary Collection

Lincoln County, North Carolina Obituaries - 48

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Date: Saturday, 21 November 2009, at 12:16 p.m.

Ophelia Davis
CHERRYVILLE — Ophelia Grigg Davis, 84, of 305 N. Hoyle St., died March 3, 2003. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Cone Memorial Chapel of Carpenter’s Funeral Home. Burial will follow in City Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 tonight at the funeral home.
Born in Cleveland County, she was a retired inspector for Keystone Carbon and a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Dawn Stroupe of Raleigh; a half brother Gerald Grigg of Sun City, Fla., two half sisters, Virginia Seufert of Charlotte and Thelma Grigg of Panama City, Fla.; six grandchildren, Howie Baker, Scott Baker, Keria Vestall, Terri Stroupe, Heather Miner and Greta Stroupe; and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3800 Shamrock Drive, #999, Charlotte, N.C. or the American Cancer Society, 500 E. Morehead St., Charlotte, N.C. 28202.

Elmer Wray
MAIDEN — Elmer Dean Wray, 56, of 4269 Anderson Mountain Road, died March 5, 2003. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. today at Mt. Anderson Baptist Church where he was a member. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Born in Iredell County, he was a machine operator with Getrag Gears.
Survivors include his wife, True C. Wray; two sons, Barry Eugene Wray of Maiden and Dwayne Wray of Newton; his mother, Earsley W. Wray of Maiden; a sister, Sandra Wray of Lincolnton; a brother, Tommy Wray of Catawba; and three grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Anderson Baptist Church Building Fund, 4836 S. Hwy. 16, Maiden, N.C. 28650.
Burke Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Willie Forney
CHARLOTTE — Willie Louise Forney, 85, of 3011 Minnesota Road, formerly of Iron Station, died March 3, 2003. A funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church where she was a member. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 until 8 tonight in the chapel of Ebony & White’s Funeral Service.
Born in Lancaster, S.C., she was a homemaker and worked at Travis Knits for several years.
Survivors include her husband, Andrew Forney; five sons, Melvin Forney, Marvin Forney and Warren Forney, all of Charlotte, Roger Forney and Gary Forney, both of Iron Station; three daughters, Janie F. Foster of Lincolnton, Wanda Faye Caldwell and Cynthia Gaten, both of Charlotte; 38 grandchildren; and 54 great-grandchildren.

Alvin Glenn
BELWOOD — Alvin E. Glenn, 86, of 134 Belwood Loop, died March 6, 2003. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Knob Creek United Methodist Church where he was a member. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 2:30 prior to the service at Stamey Funeral Home.
Born in Cleveland County, he was employed by Cleveland Mills, and retired from Fiber Industries and as a farmer. At his church, which he helped to build, he was caretaker and church trustee and served on every church committee.
Survivors include his wife, Vera Hartman Glenn; a daughter, Rita Glenn of Lawndale; three brothers, Wray Glenn of Lawndale, F.H. Glenn of Polkville, and William “Bill” Glenn of Shelby; and three sisters, Wilma Bridges of Columbus, Ohio, Peggy Fama of Norfolk, Va., and Dot McCurry of Fallston.
Memorials may be made to Knob Creek United Methodist Church, c/o Tony Willis, 16313 Tony Road, Connelly Springs, N.C. 28612.

Thomas Ingle
Thomas Richard Ingle, 59, of 1149 Dorset Lane, died March 8, 2003. A private graveside service will be held today at South River Baptist Church Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at the church at a later date.
He was born in Lincoln County.
Survivors include a grandson, AFC Wayne Rudisill; a granddaughter, Jessica Mull; two brothers, William “Buster” Ingle and David Ingle, both of Lincolnton; two sisters, Jean Carpenter and Ruth Richard, both of Lincolnton.
Warlick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wade Johnson
VALE — Wade Johnson, 72, of 7178 Doyle Beam Memorial Road, died March 7, 2003. A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Cherryville where he was a member. Burial followed at Hull’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Born in Powhatan County, Va., he was a retired Carolina Freight Carriers long-line driver, a U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army veteran, and a recipient of the Korean Service Medal, United Nations Ribbon, and Bronze Star Medal.
Survivors include his wife, Lucille Stephens Johnson; two sons, Todd Johnson and Tim Johnson, both of Vale; two daughters, Sondra Pope of Mooresville and Carol Oliff of Charlotte; a brother, Douglas Johnson of Vale; seven sisters, Virginia Obrien, Kaye Swanson, and Elaine Obrien, all of Hickory, Lois Watts of Gulf Shores, Ala., Mary Nehrbas of Fletcher, Sarah Ming of Vero Beach, Fla., and Evelyn Cossin of Brazoria, Texas; seven grandchildren, Steven Wade Johnson, Christy Johnson Eaker, Benjamin Oliff, Julie Oliff, Charlotte Oliff, Jason Willis, and Luke Todd Johnson; and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 301 East First St., Cherryville, N.C. 28021 or Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 North Cedar St., Lincolnton, N.C. 28092.
Carpenter’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sterling Adams
MAIDEN — Sterling Rogers Adams, 71, of 217 Foxwood Drive, died March 6, 2003. A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. today at St. James AME Zion Church. The family will receive friends following the service at the church.
Born in Newton, he was a radio disc jockey, a truck driver, a 32nd degree mason of the Lomax Lodge No. 29 in Lincolnton, a member of the Rameses Lodge No. 51 in Charlotte, and was retired from Southern Furniture.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Adams; two sons, Sterling Adams Jr. of Denver, Colo. And Kim Adams of Rock Hill, S.C.; four daughters, Harriett Jones of Chester, S.C., Sheila Hammond of Orlando, Fla., Irish Adams of Fayetteville, and Ramona Adams of Atlanta, Ga.; a step-daughter, Letitia McCullough of Maiden; 19 grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren.
Burke Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Buna Robinson
Buna Keener Robinson, 91, of 213 North Cedar St., died March 8, 2003. A private graveside service will be held at Hollybrook Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Warlick Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home.
Survivors include a son, Rev. Jerry Robinson of Gastonia; three grandchildren, Jerry R. Robinson, Timothy C. Robinson, and David B. Robinson; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association, 3420 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28215 or the American Heart Association, PO Box 5216, Glenn Allen, Va., 23058-5276.

Lois Lowman
MAIDEN — Lois Evelyn Lovings Lowman, 69, of 3447 Mays Chapel Circle, died March 7, 2003. A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Lawings Chapel Baptist Church where she was a member. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Born in Lincoln County, she was retired from Maiden Frame Shop.
Survivors include two daughters, Gail L. Bandy and Teresa L. Helderman, both of Newton; two sisters, Marie Fish and Kathleen Fish, both of Maiden; four grandchildren, Melanie B. Spencer, Monica Helderman, Joshua Bandy and Justin Helderman; and one great-grandson.
Memorials may be made to Lawings Chapel Baptist Church Building Fund or Gideons International.
Burke Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Florence Proctor
Florence Hartman Proctor, 85, of Lincoln Nursing Center, formerly of 1514 Salem Church Road, died March 8, 2003. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. today at Boger City United Methodist Church where she was a member. Burial followed at Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Born in Gaston County, she was retired as a florist after more than 40 years. At her church, she was a Sunday School teacher, a member of the choir and involved in the United Methodist Women. She was the first Hospice volunteer in Lincoln County, a volunteer with Linc Meals, the American Red Cross, and G.E. Massey School. She was elected Lincoln County Woman of the Year in 1992 and received the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service in 1997.
Survivors include a daughter, Jane Lowe; a sister, Bess H. Eurey of Camden, S.C.; and two granddaughters, Ashley Lowe and Allison Lowe.
Memorials may be made to the Boger City United Methodist Church, 2320 East Main St., Lincolnton, N.C. 28092 of Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar St., Lincolnton, N.C. 28092.
Warlick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas Roseboro
DENVER — Thomas Edward Roseboro, 83, of 1855 St. James Church Road, died March 8, 2003. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at St. James United Methodist Church where he was a member. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Born in Chester, S.C., he was retired from the textile industry.
Survivors include six sons, Norris Nixon, Arthur Roseboro, Charles Roseboro, Rev. Ronnie Roseboro, Stanley Roseboro, and Gary Roseboro, all of Denver; five daughters, Thomesena Jones, Mary E. Roseboro, and Kaye F. Roseboro, all of Denver, Linda Cook of Southfield, Mich., and Tammy Moody of Wake Forest; 25 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Newton Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Don Wright
CHERRYVILLE — Don Alan Wright, 40, of 1829 East Marion St., Shelby, formerly of Cherryville, died March 8, 2003. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. today at Capps Memorial Missionary Methodist Church. Burial followed in City Memorial Cemetery.
Born in Catawba County, he was employed by Copeland Corporation as RMA supervisor.
Survivors include his parents, Dennis and Dot Canipe Wright of Cherryville; his birth mother, Ann Harris Roberson of Lawndale; his grandmothers, Dorothy Bess Wright of Kings Mountain and Eunice Pope Canipe of Cherryville; a step-brother, Larry Heafner of Seattle, Wash.; and two step-sisters, Michelle Douglas and Ramona Heafner, both of Lawndale.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 500 E. Morehead St., Charlotte, N.C. 28202, the American Heart Association, 1300 Baxter St., Suite 101, Charlotte, N.C. 28204, or Capps Memorial Missionary Methodist Church, 318 West Ballard St., Cherryville, N.C. 28021.
Carpenters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Forrest Hager
HUNTERSVILLE — Forrest Edward Hager, 36, died March 9, 2003. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. today at Raymer Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Community Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
He was born in Mecklenburg County.
Survivors include his parents, William Edward “Eddie” Hager of Huntersville and Carolyn Diane Thompson Hager of Greensboro; and his grandmother, Elizabeth Thompson of Mint Hill.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1820 E. 7th St., Charlotte, N.C. 28204.

Mary Herald
GROVER — Mary Alice Causby Herald, 56, of 1139 Cleveland Ave., died March 10, 2003. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Stamey Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Born in Cleveland County, she was a homemaker and a member of Victory Baptist Church in Icard.
Survivors include her husband, Johnny Kay Herald; two sons, Marcus Mellon of Cherryville and David Mellon of Mooresboro; a daughter, Karen Elizabeth Garrish of Grover; two brothers, Ned Causby of Mooresboro and Neil Causby of Lattimore; a sister, Phyllis Keller of Shelby; and nine grandchildren.

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