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Lincoln County, North Carolina Obituary Collection

Lincoln County, North Carolina Obituaries - 54

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Date: Saturday, 21 November 2009, at 11:59 p.m.

William Keener Jr.
William David Keener Jr., 39, of 3204 East Highway 27, died March 28, 2002. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel at Warlick Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10 until 10:45 a.m. prior to the service.
Born in Lincoln County, he was a Construction Administrator with the CCC Group.
Survivors include his parents, William David Keener Sr. and Carol Sue Bussey Keener of Oregon; and one brother, Michael David Keener of Colorado.
Memorials mat be made to the Carolinas Medical Center’s Children’s Hospital, 1000 Blythe Blvd., Charlotte, N.C. 28202.

Ruth Grooms
Ruth Davis Grooms, 77, of the Brian Center, died March 30, 2002. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel at Warlick Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Hollybrook Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Born in Hamblen County, Tenn., she worked in the Lincoln County Clerk of Court office until retirement and as the manager of the N.C. License Plate Agency in Lincoln County.
Survivors include one son, Rev. Nathan Grooms of Lincolnton; two brothers, Joe Davis of Bullsgap, Tenn., and Sam Davis of Pembroke, Ken.; and three grandchildren, Aaron Grooms, Andrew Grooms, and Amber Mincey.
Memorials mat be made to Covenant Bible Church Alms Fund, P.O. Box 654, Lincolnton, N.C. 28093.

Paul Williams
IRON STATION — Paul Earl Williams, 53, of 1039 Monterey Drive, died March 30, 2002. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today at New Covenant United Methodist Church in Lucia. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Born in Kingsport, Tenn., he was a service technician with Crown Forklift Company.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Johnson Williams; one son, Brian Williams of Stanley; one daughter, DeDe Carpenter of Stanley; three brothers, Buddy Williams of Fort Mill, S.C., Glenn Williams, and Bobby Williams, both of Kingsport, Tenn.; three sisters, Donna Overlin of Charlotte, Sharon Brown of Denver, and Phyllis Ann Holden of Kingsport, Tenn.; and four grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 500 E. Morehead St., Suite 211, Charlotte, N.C. 28202.
Warlick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Olin Watts
GASTONIA — Olin Sanford Watts, 75, of 2370 Hedgewood Circle, died March 30, 2002. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today in the Cone Memorial Chapel of Carpenter’s Funeral Home. Burial will follow in City Memorial Cemetery in Cherryville. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Born in Cherryville, he was a U.S. Navy WWII veteran who served in the Pacific and Okinawa campaigns, and was a member of the Methodist Church. He worked as a business entrepreneur until retirement, and was a scoutmaster with Cherryville Troop 5 of the Boy Scouts of America.
Survivors include his wife, Daphine Dellinger Watts; one son, Steve Watts of Gastonia; two brothers, Ben Watts of Augusta, Ga., and Roy Watts of McAdenville; two sisters, Irene Wright of Lexington, and Mae Anthony of Crouse; and two grandchildren, Star Walker and Jonathan Reed.
Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 5970 Fairview Rd., Suite 408, Charlotte, N.C. 28210.

Edward Tilley Jr.
CONOVER — Edward “Eddie” Arnold Tilley Jr., 31, of 2162 Angle Drive, died March 29, 2002. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Providence Road Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
He was born in Iredell County.
Survivors include his father, Edward Arnold Tilley Sr. of Mooresville; his mother, Barbara Ann Benfield Bauguess of Conover; and his sister, Kay Tilley of Asheville.
Memorials may be made to Providence Road Baptist Church Building Fund, 2518 Providence Mill Rd., Maiden, N.C. 28650.
Burke Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Louise Cline
Louise Isabell Leonard Cline, 80, of 1783 Reepsville Road, died March 29, 2002. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. today at Daniels Lutheran Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Born in Lincoln County, she was a homemaker.
Survivors include three daughters, Susan McConnell, and Doris Yoder, both of Lincolnton, and Ann Clark of Seneca, S.C.; one sister, Mabel Sain of Sherrills Ford; and six grandchildren, Bryan Yoder, Sarah Yoder, Angela Bostick, Larry Clark Jr., Jason McConnell, and Adam McConnell.
Memorials may be made to Daniels Lutheran Church, 3290 Reepsville Rd., Lincolnton, N.C. 28092; or Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar St., Lincolnton, N.C. 28092.
Warlick Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Roy Newton
Roy Everette “Newt” Newton, 90, of Cardinal Health Care, died March 28, 2002. A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Sunday in the chapel at Stamey Funeral Home. Burial followed in Cleveland Memorial Park.
Born in Rutherford County, he was a member of Community Baptist Church, a U.S. Army Air Force WWII veteran and worked as a cotton farmer until retirement.
Survivors include five sons, Bobby Newton of Charleston, S.C., Chuck Newton of Morresboro, Leonard Newton of Crestview, Fla., James Newton of Warner Robins, Ga., and Roger Newton of Prattville, Ala.; three daughters, Annie Blanton, and Shelby, Linda Wright, both of Shelby, and Carolyn Newton of Polkville; one brother, Charles Newton of Lincolnton; one sister, Etta Smart of Forest City; 18 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Ethel Chapman
Ethel Davis Chapman, 82, of 2511 Startown Road, died March 30, 2002. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Salem United Church of Christ where she was a member. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 6:30 until 8:30 at E.F. Drum Funeral Home.
Born in Lincoln County, she worked for Ramseur Hardware and Lincoln Drug until retirement. She was a homemaker and was involved with the “Young at Heart” at St. Matthews Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Chapman-Capron of Charlotte, and Alice Chapman Buss of New Orleans, La.; one son, Neal Chapman of Lincolnton; two sisters, Flossie D. Schronce of Lincolnton, and Marie D. Leonhardt of Hickory; one brother, Dorman Davis of Lincolnton; five grandchildren, Donna B. LaNasa, Jenirose Buss, Alaina Chapman, Leah Chapman, and Thomas Chapman; and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to Salem United Church of Christ, 3410 Startown Rd., Lincolnton, N.C. 28092; or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Kenneth Harris
CHERRYVILLE — Kenneth Keith Harris, 48, of 805 Old Post Road, died March 31, 2002. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday night from 7 until 8:30 at Zion Hill Baptist Church.
Born in Lincoln County, he was an operations manager with Carolina Freight for 15 years, and worked with Overnight Trucking. He was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Pamela E. Harris; one son, Kenneth Keith Harris of the home; one daughter, Jennifer Leigh Harris of the home; his mother, Sarah F. Harris of Cherryville; and five sisters, Annie S. Farley of Gastonia, Ella Ree Harris, Betty J. Patterson, Barbara A. Harris, and Bernice Harris, all of Cherryville.
Ebony & White’s Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Thelma Hughes
GREENSBORO — Thelma McGill Hughes, 84, of 925 New Garden Road, died March 29, 2002. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Asheboro Friends Meeting where she was a member. Burial will follow in Springfield Friends Meeting Cemetery in High Point.
Born in Montgomery County, she was a volunteer for the Salt Box of Asheboro.
Survivors include one daughter, Peggy P. Trodgon of Randleman; one son, David Carl Purcelle of Hickory; three step-daughters, Jane H. Wright of Trinity, Billie H. Parks of Mebane, and Sue H. Memory of Kernersville; four grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Asheboro Friends Meeting, 230 E. Kivett St., Asheboro, N.C. 27203.
Pugh Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Houston Kelly
CLEMSON — Houston Brazil Kelly, 81, of 141 Kelly Merck Road, died April 1, 2002. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. today at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church where he was a member. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Born in Central, he was a U.S. Army Air Corps WWII veteran, and a Master Mason of the Six Mile Masonic Lodge. He worked with Chester Williams Dry Wall Company of Anderson until retirement.
Survivors include two sons, Samuel Houston Kelly of Denver and James Henry Kelly of Central; three daughters, Penny K. Smith, Linda K. Hendricks, and Judy K. Barnaskey, all of Central; ten grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Timothy Rimmer
IRON STATION — Timothy Blair Rimmer, 37, of 3336 Orchid Road, died March 31, 2002. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Alexis Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
He was born in Gaston County.
Survivors include his parents, Donald and Eva Louise Bowen Rimmer; and one brother, Randy Rimmer of Stanley.
Memorials may be made to Lincoln County Rescue Squad, 332 N. Academy St., Lincolnton, N.C. 28092; or Alexis Baptist Church, 118 Alexis Church Rd., Alexis, N.C. 28006.
Carothers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Elijah Patterson
IRON STATION — Elijah William Patterson, 65, of 5963 Tuckers Grove Church Road, died March 31, 2002. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Tuckers Grove United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church 30 minutes prior to the service.
Born in Gaston County, he worked for Weyerhauser until retirement.
Survivors include his mother, Alice Johnson Patterson of Lincolnton; and one sister, Bertha Graham of the home.
Ebony & White’s Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Junice Smith
Junice “June” Lee Smith, 77, of 2316 North Street, died March 31, 2002. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Providence Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Hollybrook Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.
Born in York County, S.C., he was a member of El Bethel Methodist Church, and worked for American Efrid until retirement.
Survivors include his wife, Verlean J. Smith; seven sons, Shadrick Jefferies of San Deigo, Calif., Frank Smith, William Smith, Johnny Ray Smith, James Smith, and Junior Lee Smith all of Lincolnton, and Willie Junior Smith of Boyton, Fla.; five daughters, Janice Ramseur of Newton, Bonnie Perkins, and Denisha Gibson, both of the home, Gladys Reid of Lincolnton, and Fannie Mauney of Lawndale; one brother, George Smith of Hickory; five sisters, Jessie Mason of Lexington, Susie McCleave of Sherrills Ford, Lenora McCleave of Hickory, Sarah Lowe of Greensboro, and Christine Cauthen of Statesville; 22 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.
Ebony & White’s Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Dinah Wease
SHELBY — Louise “Dinah” Page Hammette Wease, 76, of P.O. Box 1143, formerly of Wease Drive, died April 1, 2002. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Cleveland Funeral Services. Burial will follow in Sunset Cemetery.
Born in Cleveland County, she worked as a spinner for Belmont, Lily, and Buffalo Mills, and was of the Baptist Faith.
Survivors include one daughter, Ruby Hammette Bowling of Shelby; three grandchildren, Russell Bowling, Robert Bowling, and Reaca Gettys; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Life Enrichment Center, 1270 Fallston Rd., Shelby, N.C. 28150; or to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby N.C. 28150.

Marshall Brown
GREENSBORO — Marshall Hoke Brown, 91, died March 14, 2002. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. March 23 at West Market Street United Methodist Church where he was a member.
Born in Lincoln County, he was a U.S. Navy WWII veteran and was a member of the choir at his church. He worked in interior design and furnishings at Meyers Department Store, Bridges Furniture, and Maxwell Furniture before retirement. He was also a charter member of the Couples class at his church.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanne Brown; one son, Marshall Brown Jr. of Greensboro; one daughter, Jeannette Davies of Greensboro; one sister, Margaret Dellinger of Lincolnton; two brothers, Winslow Brown and Cecil Brown, both of Lincolnton; two grandchildren, Lisa Welch, and Sean Davies; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to West Market Street United Methodist Church Music Fund; or the American Heart Association.
Lambert-Troxler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Cordia Elmore
Cordia Martin Elmore, 94, of 1790 West Highway 27, died April 2, 2002. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Gainsville Baptist Church where she was a charter member. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 8:30 at Warlick Funeral Home.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include two sons, Bob Elmore, and Dale Elmore, both of Lincolnton; one daughter, Hazel Alexander of Lincolnton; one sister, Letha Martin Hoover of Lincolnton; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Gainsville Baptist Church, 276 Gainsville Church Rd., Lincolnton, N.C. 28092.

Blonnie Story
Blonnie Roberta Long Story, 95, of the Brian Center, formerly of 2348 Story Street, died April 2, 2002. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Boger City Baptist Church where she was a member. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 9 at Warlick Funeral Home.
Born in Lincoln County, she was a homemaker.
Survivors include four sons, Harold Story, Truett Story, Jerry Story, and Don Story, all of Lincolnton; three daughters, Evelyn Seagle of Charlotte, Margaret Jetton and Shirley Smith, both of Lincolnton; four sisters, Pauline Mulholland of Cary, Freida Maudlin, Lela Huffstetler, and Elise Long, all of Belmont; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Boger City Baptist Church, 2201 E. Main St., Lincolnton, N.C. 28092.

Harold Ostrom
SANDWICH, Ill. — Harold W. Ostrom, 77, died April 5, 2002. A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. today at Turner Funeral Home in Somonauk. Burial followed in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Born in Goreville, he was a U.S. Army WWII veteran who served in the South Pacific and worked with Lyle Hyatt Company until retirement.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Ostrom of Sandwich; one son, Larry D. Ostrom of Scottsdale, Ariz.; two daughters, Glorianne J. Gatza of Lincolnton, N.C. and Sally M. Luck of San Diego, Calif.; two brothers, Cecil Ostrom of Glendale, Ariz., and Alfred Ostrom Jr. of Machesney Park; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to DeKalb County Hospice, 2727 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb, Ill. 60115.

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