STANLEY — James Marshall Revels, 90, of 111 Hawley St., died April 11, 2003. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Ranlo Church of God with burial to follow in Gaston Memorial Park. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8:30 at Sisk-Butler Funeral Home in Bessemer City.
Born in Gaston County, he was a retired textile employee and a member of the DAV.
Survivors include four daughters, Shirley Silvers of Gastonia, Mildred Nichols of Stanley, Pat Harrison of Blacksburg and Kathy Stallings of Clemmons; two sons, Charles M. Revels of Stanley and Danny E. Revels Sr. of Gastonia; 36 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; and 29 great great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 500 E. Moorehead St., Suite 211, Charlotte, N.C. 28202.
BESSEMER CITY — Charles Alexandra Dorsey, 70, of 110 Holly Pines Court, died April 12, 2003. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at King James Baptist Church with burial to follow in Firestone Cemetery.
Born in Gaston County, he was a retired textile worker and attended Harmony Baptist Church.
Survivors include his sister, Zelma D. Kelly.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Gaston County, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, N.C. 28054.
Sisk-Butler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
DALLAS — Austin Blake Holmes, 1 month, of 2336 Hillcrest Road, died April 12, 2003. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Sisk-Butler Funeral Home in Bessemer City with burial to follow in Westview Gardens.
He was born in Gaston County.
Survivors include his parents, Jessica Kirkland and Steven Holmes; and grandparents, Thomas and Sharon Kirkland of Bessemer City and Burton Holmes of Gastonia.
CATAWBA — Carolyn Marcille Moose Robinson, 70, of 7580 Monbo Road, died April 12, 2003. A graveside service was held at noon today at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church cemetery.
She was born in Catawba County.
Survivors include her mother, Dessie Eades Rowe of Catawba; four sons, Bryant Isenhour and Scott Isenhour, both of Catawba, Roger Isenhour of Maiden and Michael Isenhour of Claremont; a daughter, Phyllis Leatherman of Newton; two brothers, Marshall Moose of Catawba and Bill Moose of Greensboro; a sister, Kay Rowe of Catawba; two stepsons, Richard Robinson of Granite Falls and Derek Robinson of Hickory; two stepdaughters, Theresa Little of Newton and Belinda Dormory of Conover; eight grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, N.C. 28658.
Burke Mortuary in Newton is in charge of arrangements.
FALLSTON — Henry Sylvester Falls, 89, of 772 E. Stagecoach Trail, died April 12, 2003. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Friendship United Methodist Church where he was a member. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Stamey Funeral Home.
Born in Cleveland County, he was a retired textile chemist after 33 years with J.P. Stevens Fiberglass Textiles in Slater, S.C. After retirement, he was a consultant in Fallston. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army who served during WWII.
Survivors include a son, Dr. Claude Falls of Lincolnton; three sisters, Alice Garvin of Gastonia, Lillian Michael and Jean Whitner, both of Fallston; and five grandchildren, Emily Falls, Leila Falls, Alexandra Falls, Edward Falls and Isabella Falls.
CARTHAGE — Catherine Ballard Poad, 82, died April 13, 2003. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
She was born in Mooresville.
Survivors include her husband, William F. Poad; a daughter, Elaine Matthews of Carthage; a sister, Pauline Moore of Mooresville; two grandsons; two great-grandsons; and three step-great-granddaughters.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s charity of choice.
Boles Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. of Southern Pines is in charge of arrangements.
Ray Ellis Schrum, 74, died April 13, 2003. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Boger City Baptist Church where he was a member. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
Born in Lincoln County, he served as a Merchant Marine before retiring after 40 years.
Survivors include his wife, Emogene Sain Schrum; a son, Randy Beal of Lincolnton; a daughter, Sherry Beal of Lowesville; a brother, Harry Shrum of Maiden; a sister, Betty Robinson of Gastonia; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Boger City Baptist Church, 2201 E. Main St., Lincolnton, N.C. 28092.
Warlick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
James Carey Jr.
CATAWBA — James McCoy Carey Jr., 56, died April 12, 2003. A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Burke Mortuary Chapel in Newton. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Born in Columbus County, he was a radio engineer with the N.C. State Highway Patrol. He was a member of Centralina Amateur Radio Club, Catawba Valley Beekeepers Assoc., N.C. Troopers Assoc., American Radio Relay League and Southeastern Repeater Assoc.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy L. Carey of Catawba; his mother, Retha B. Carey of Clarkton; a brother, John Carey of Blue Ridge, Ga.; and five sisters, Judy Kauffman of Lilburn, Ga., Molly Bilowus of E. Aurora, N.Y.; Gerry Carey of Clarkton, Linda Carey of Redwood City, Calif. and Kathy Wilkes of Clarkton.
Memorials may be made to Catawba United Methodist Church Children/Youth Ministries, P.O. Box 186, Catawba, N.C. 28609 or N.C. Trooopers Association Scholarship Fund, 3957 Ram St., Claremont, N.C. 28610.
Michael Lee Rutherford, 53, of 200 Falconview Road, died April 12, 2003. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Webbs Chapel Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Born in Cabell County, W.Va., he was a dairy farmer.
Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Farris Rutherford; two sons, Mike Rutherford of Wilmington and Mark Rutherford of Bessemer City; a daughter, Andrea R. Eller of Raleigh; his mother, Norma Overby Rutherford of Patriot, Ohio; a brother, Allen Rutherford of Patriot, Ohio; and six grandchildren, Casey Bowen, Ricky Shahid, Lance Shahid, Shane Eller, Mattie Rutherford and Morgan Rutherford.
Memorials may be made to Webbs Chapel Baptist Church, 3051 Gaston Webbs Chapel Road, Lincolnton, N.C. 28092.
Warlick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ray Mozeley Sr.
DAVIDSON — Ray Mozeley Sr., 68, died April 12, 2003. The funeral was this morning at 11 at Davidson United Methodist Church where he was a member. Internment followed at Mimosa Cemetery.
Born in Charlotte, he was an associate member of Fancy Gap United Methodist Church in Fancy Gap, Va.
Survivors include her wife, Peggy Frazier Mozeley; a son, Chris Mozeley of Denver; a daughter, Ann Goode of Mooresville; three stepdaughters, Suzan Bowers, Lisa Wallace and Darla Earnhardt; a brother, D.R. Mozeley; a sister, Eleanor Plummer of Charlotte; four grandchildren, HannahMozeley, Tucker Mozeley, Nick Goode and Noah Goode; and a step-grandson, Jason Bowers.
Memorials may be made to Fancy Gap United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 93, Fancy Gap, Va. 24328 or Hospice at Charlotte, 1420 E. 7th St., Charlotte, N.C. 28204.
Raymer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Brittany Nichole Morrison, 15, of 1667 Buffalo Shoals Road, died April 12, 2003. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Living Word Pentecostal Church in Maiden where she was a member. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Warlick Funeral Home.
Born in Catawba County, she was a ninth-grade student at East Lincoln High School.
Survivors include her mother, Donna Keever of the home; her father, Jeff Morrison of Vale; a brother, Max Morrison of Lincolnton; a sister, Jessica Keever of Lincolnton; and grandparents, Brenda Morrison Orren of Hickory, Kelly and Diane Morrison of Taylorsville, and LaVerne and Charles Whitted of Lincolnton.
Memorials may be made to Living Word Pentecostal Holiness Church Student Ministry, P.O. Box 647, Maiden, N.C. 28650.
TAYLORSVILLE — Bobby Lee Combs, 73, of 752 Woodhollow Road, died April 22, 2003. Funeral services are Saturday at 10 a.m. at Sweetwater Presbyterian Church in Hickory where he was a pastor from 1967 to 1985. Burial will follow in the Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 until 8:30 tonight at Bass-Smith Funeral Home.
Born in Hickory, he was a pastor from 1967-1985, served in the Senate of the North Carolina General Assembly from 1970-1974 and 1976-1978 and chaired the Wildlife Committee, owned and operated the Little Folks Schools of Hickory, Troutman, and Statesville. He was owner of Bowman Place.
Survivors include his wife, Elsie Hunter Combs; two sons Robert Lee Combs and Ray Cuester Combs; one daughter, Pamela Elsie Bruner; nine grandchildren, Steven Combs, Sara Combs, Jenifer Holsclaw, Elizabeth Combs, Robert Combs, Katherine Combs, Josh Bruner, Brittany Bruner, and Angelica Combs; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Sweetwater Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 500 21st Street, SE, Hickory, N.C. 28602 or to the American Cancer Society of Catawba County.
CHERRYVILLE — Lou Jeania “Jean” Carpenter, 69, of 5207 West Dellinger Circle, died April 23, 2003. Funeral services are today at 3 p.m. at Second Baptist Church. Burial will follow in City Memorial Cemetery.
Born in Cherryville, she was co-owner and operator of Ray’s Shoes in Cherryville,
Survivors include one son, Scot Carpenter of Cherryville; one grandson, Zachary Carpenter; and one brother, Woodard A. Bartlett of Delaware.
Memorials may be made to Second Baptist Church, 201 Houser Street, Cherryville, N.C. 28021.
Carpenter’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
BAY SIDE, N.Y. — Inez Surratt Williamson, 89, of 208 1126th Ave., died April 21, 2003. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Hopewell Baptist Church in Shelby. Burial will follow at Webb Memorial Lawns. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service at the church.
Enloe Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Evelyn Jean Johnson Elmore
Mrs. Evelyn Jean Johnson Elmore, age 82, of Portland, Oregon and formerly of Lincolnton died on Easter Sunday.
Her funeral service will be at 12:00 noon Saturday at Asbury United Methodist Church with Rev. Joseph McCombs and Rev. Ken Eller officiating. Entombment will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Mrs. Elmore was born on October 10, 1920 in Catawba County, NC. She was preceded in death by her parents, Aldophus and Elvie Hoyle Johnson; husband, Lester Lee Elmore; and one son, Ted H. Elmore. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include: a daughter, Leslie Jean Elmore Munson of Portland, OR; daughter-in-law, Jan Elmore of Lincolnton, NC; three sisters, Mary Alice Gilbert of Vale, NC, Nan Gilbert and Johnnie Gilbert both of Lincolnton, NC; one brother, Ed “Bill” Johnson of Gastonia, NC; five granddaughters and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar St., Lincolnton, NC 28092.
CHERRYVILLE — Vernie Mae Lovelace Goins, 82, of 111 Harrelson Road., died April 25, 2003. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday at North Brook Baptist Church, where she was a member. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Born in Cleveland County she was a homemaker.
Survivors include one son, Wayne Goins of Salisbury; five daughters, Frances “Toots” Jones of Statesville; Jean Dellinger and Jewel Schronce, both of Lincolnton; Dorothy “Dot” Russ of Shelby; and Jeanette Henley of Cherryville; three brothers, George Lovelace of Conover; J.E. Lovelace and Earl Lovelace, both of Cherryville; three sisters, Louise Costner of Fallston, Ella Henderson of Vale, and Evelyn Willis of Cherryville; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to North Brook Baptist Church (Building Fund or Cemetery Fund), 7421 Flay Road, Cherryville, NC 28021.
Curtis Link Sr.
Curtis Link Sr., 80, of 1217 E. McBee St., died April 26, 2003. Funeral services are today at 2:30 p.m. at Providence Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Hollybrook Cemetery.
Born in Lincoln County, he was a retired Burlington Industries forklift operator, had worked at Rhyne Mills, and was a member of Moore’s Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church where he served on the Steward Board and Finance Committee, was a past member of the Men’s Club and a former Trustee.
Survivors include his wife Dorothy Ramseur Link; two sons, Curtis Link Jr. of Lincolnton and Walter Link of Salisbury; two daughters, Cheryl Ford of Lincolnton and Lisa Link of Charlotte; three brothers, Andrew Link, Frank Link, and Millard Link, all of Lincolnton; three sisters Genella Holloway of Lincolnton, Juanita Gibson of Maiden, and Mary Kennedy of Newton; seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Ebony & White’s Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
CORNELIUS — Bobby Lee Renegar, 56, died April 25, 2003. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel of Raymer Funeral Home. The family will receive friends following the service.
Born in Iredell County, he was a U.S. Army veteran and an iron worker.
Survivors include, two sons, Jason Renegar of Huntersville, and Casey Renegar of Salt Lake City, Utah; one daughter, Tammi Jones of Charlotte; three brothers, Kenneth Benson of Lincolnton, Donnie Benson of Charlotte, and Dean Benson of Huntersville; and five grandchildren, Logan Renegar, Aaron Renegar, and Amadeus Renegar, Amber Jones and Ryan Jones.
VALE — Gary Eugene “Strawberry” Shook, 57, of 4989 Lady Bug Lane, died April 25, 2003. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Crowell Memorial United Methodist Church, Lincolnton, where he was a member. Burial will follow in Eastview Cemetery in Newton. The family will receive friends tonight from 6-9 at Drum Funeral Home and Cremations in Conover.
He was employed at Precedent Furniture in Newton and was a former employee at Conover Chair in Conover.
Survivors include his wife Sharon Robinson Shook of the home; one daughter, Emily Shook Pippen of Newton; three sons, Gary Eugene Shook of Conover, Brian David Shook of Vale, and Jason Terry Helms of Claremont; one sister, Frances Bailey of Newton; Three brothers, Larry “Cotton” Shook and Joe Ray “Jeffie” Shook, both of Newton; and five grandchildren Robbie Pippen, Daniel Pippen, Blake McCourry, Caroline McCourry and Jacob Helms.
Memorials may be made to Crowell Memorial United Methodist Church, 4018 Killian Rd. Lincolnton, NC 28092.
Chester Long Jr.
ASHEVILLE — Chester Long Jr., 38, of 58 Buffalo St., died April 23, 2003. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Hart’s Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Violet Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service at funeral home.
Enloe Mortuary, Shelby, is in charge of arrangements.
Eli Clements Jr.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Eli Clements Jr., 72, of 1671 Sharkey St., died April 25, 2003. Funeral services are today at 1 p.m. at Jones Tabernacle C.M.E. Church. Burial will follow at Webb Memorial Lawns in Shelby. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service at the church.
SHELBY — Joseph Alexander Eaves, 92, of 6 Bolt Drive, died April 26, 2003.
Arrangements are incomplete at Enloe Mortuary.