CATAWBA Martha Elaine Gabriel, 81, of 7441 Long Island Road, died March 26, 2003. The funeral will be at 4 p.m. today at Concord United Methodist Church where she was a life long member. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Born in Greensboro, she was retired from the textile industry.
Survivors include her husband, Wade Jim Gabriel; a son, Archie Gabriel of Catawba; a daughter, Brenda Gabriel Laney of Maiden; a brother, Billy White of Catawba; a sister, Catherine Rowe of Catawba; four grandchildren, Eric Gabriel, Aron Gabriel, Robin Hester and Tanya Morrow; and one great-grandson.
Memorials may be made to Concord United Methodist Church Building Fund, 7618 Monbo Road, Catawba, N.C. 28609.
Burke Mortuary in Newton is in charge of arrangements.
SHELBY Linda Kaye Casey McClain Schenck, 53, of 612 Oakley St., died March 26, 2003. The funeral will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at S.T. Enloe Memorial Chapel with burial to follow at Webb Memorial Lawns. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service at the funeral home.
She was born in Cleveland County.
Joe Jean Litehiser, 78, of 919 Wilma Sigmon Road, died March 22, 2003. No services are planned. The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at E.F. Drum Funeral Home.
Born in Eldorado, Ohio, he was a manager at General Shoelace, a U.S. Army veteran who served during WWII and a member of the VFW and the Moose Lodge.
Survivors include two sons, Joe Jean Litehiser Jr. of Daly City, Calif. and Jay Justin Litehiser of Bad Tolz, Germany; two daughters, Janna Marie Larson of McClellenville, S.C. and Coral Jade Saunders of Vale; a brother, William Litehiser of Bend, Ore.; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Lincoln Medical Center Foundation, P.O. Box 677, Lincolnton, N.C. 28093.
CONNELLY SPRINGS Fred Lloyd Bud McNeely, 60, of 7415 Decker Road, died March 26, 2003. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Kistlers United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service.
Born in Cleveland County, he was employed as a fixer at Valdese Manufacturing and was a member of Normans Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include a brother, Claude McNeely of Polkville; and seven sisters, Marie Putnam of York, SC; Helen Esienhower of Lenoir; Sally Carter and Polly Teague, both of Lincolnton; Ima Jean Callahan of Rhodhiss, Carolyn McEntire of Waco; and Ethel Downs of Casar.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Memorial Processing Center, P.O. Box 5216 Glen Allen, Va. 23058-5216.
Stamey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
DENVER Charles William Bullock, 70, died March 25, 2003. A memorial service was held Thursday at Unity Presbyterian Church.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran, a retired Eastern Airlines employee with 33 years service and drove a Rock Springs Elementary school bus for Lincoln County Schools.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Bishop Bullock; a daughter, Kristen Lee Bullock; and two brothers, James Lyle Bullock of Wendell and Don L. Bullock of Charlotte.
Memorials may be made to Unity Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 8210 Unity Church Road, Denver, N.C. 28037 or to East Lincoln Christian Ministries, 6636 Pine Ridge Drive, Denver, N.C. 28037.
VALE Lindsay Cicero Davidson, 71, of 5508 Hwy. 27 West, died March 25, 2003. A funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Goodin-Drum Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
Born in Alexander County, he was a Quality Frame Company rip saw operator and was a member of Rocky Face Baptist Church in Alexander County.
Survivors include his wife Pauline Ivester Davidson; three sons, Paul Davidson of Lincolnton, David Davidson of Cherryville, and Joe Davidson of Vale; a daughter, Ruth Self of Cherryville; three brothers, Tommy Davidson of Taylorsville, Lloyd Davidson of Statesville, and Michael Davidson of San Antonio, Texas; three sisters, Mertie Warren Hartness of Taylorsville, Lizzie Bentley of N. Wilkesboro, and Hazel Brown of Hiddenite; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Ollie Mae Wise McConnell, 83, of 2961 E. N.C. 150, died March 27, 2003. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church where she was a member. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at E.F. Drum Funeral Home.
Born in Lincoln County, she was a cost clerk with J.P. Stevens.
Survivors include two sons, Gary McConnell of Lincolnton and Douglas McConnell of Cleburne, Texas; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 43, Crouse, N.C. 28033.
CHARLOTTE Betty Beam Cartner, 64, died March 26, 2003. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church where she was a member. Internment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight at Raymer Funeral Home.
Born in Rowan County, she was retired after 20 years of service with Allstate Insurance Company and, at her church, kept the infant nursery.
Survivors include her husband, John Frank Cartner; a son, Johnny Cartner of Charlotte; a daughter, Debbie C. Martin of Charlotte; three brothers, Donald L. Beam of Warner Robbins, Ga., Luther Taylor Beam Jr. of Davidson and Thomas L. Beam of Kannapolis; and three sisters, Lucy McLaughlin and Barbera Karriker, both of Charlotte, and Trudy Watts of Kannapolis.
Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, 1820 E. 7th St., Charlotte, N.C. 28204 or to Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church, 1600 Mallard Creek Church Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28269.
DENVER Jim Little, of 6047 N.C. 150 East, died March 27, 2003. Arrangements are incomplete at E.F. Drum Funeral Home.
DENVER Clarence Edmond Long, 74, of 5593 King Wilkinson Road, died March 28, 2003. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Amity Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Warlick Funeral Home.
Born in Lincoln County, he worked for Vermont American and was a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Bessie P. Long; three sons, Eddie Long, Kevin Long and Stanley Long, all of Denver; two sisters, Peggy Strohhacker and Frances Warren, both of Lincolnton; and six grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar St., Lincolnton, N.C. 28092 or Amity Baptist Church, 881 Amity Church Road, Denver, N.C. 28037.