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Lincoln County, North Carolina Obituary Collection

Lincoln County, North Carolina Obituaries - 69

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Date: Sunday, 22 November 2009, at 12:33 a.m.

Vernon Martin
SHELBY — Vernon Clayton Martin, 63, of 1410 Lackey Street, died May 10, 2003. Funeral services will be today at 4 p.m. at Putnam Memorial Baptist Church, where he was a member.
Born in Cleveland County, he was employed by the U.S. Postal Service and worked for H&R Block Tax Service.
Survivors include his wife Velvia Rippy Martin of the home; his parents, John V. and Eunice Queen Martin of Shelby; two daughters, Regina Ensley of Australia and Selina Barr of Shelby; two brothers, Bobby L. Martin and Billy K. Martin both of Lincolnton; one sister, Judy Wray of Shelby; and three granddaughters, Jessica Ensley, Samantha Ensley and Catherine Ensley of Australia.
Memorials may be made to Vernon Martin Family Fund, c/o Putnam Memorial Baptist Church, 1146 County Home Road, Shelby, NC 28152.
Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

C. Lightfoot
Charles Edward Lightfoot, 75, of Lake Sylvia Road, died May 11, 2003. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel.
Born in Mulberry, Fla., he was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served during WWII and the Korean and Vietnam wars, a retired teacher with the Lincoln County Schools and taught the GED course at Lincolnton High School and Lincoln Co. Prison Unit. He was also a District Executive for the Boy Scouts of America.
Survivors include his wife Jane Lightfoot of Lincolnton; four sons, Charles E. Lightfoot, Jr. of Marble Falls, Texas, James F. Lightfoot III of Charlotte, James L. Lightfoot of Jacksonville, Fla. and Roy C. Lightfoot of Ocala, Fla.; one daughter, Deborah J. Lightfoot of Kingston, Ga.; one brother, James F. Lightfoot, Jr. of Tampa Fla.; one sister, Dorothy Raulerson of Auburbdale, Fla.; four grandchildren, Stacy M. Law, Robert F. Lightfoot, Scott Lightfoot and Justin Lightfoot; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to The American Lung Association, 3305-5 16th Ave. SE, Suite 115, Conover, NC, American Cancer Society, 500 E. Morehead St., Suite 211, Charlotte NC 28202 or First United Methodist Church, 201 E. Main St., Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Ruby Tarlton
Ruby Vasteen Tarlton, 73, of 411 E. Dixon St., died May 12, 2003. Funeral services will be today to 3 p.m. in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Survivors include one daughter, Dedean Gillespie of Lincolnton; one brother, Leonard Phillips of Shelby; two sisters, Aileen Beam of Shelby and Maxine Ross of Kings Mountain; and one granddaughter, Danielle Senters of Lincolnton.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Catawba Valley, 975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.

Friel Quinn
CHERRYVILLE — Friel Quinn, 86, of 404 Brookwood Ave., died May 12, 2003. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church, where he was a member. Burial will follow in City Memorial Cemetery with full military rites.
Born in Cherryville, he was a retired U.S. Postal Service postman, a member of the Cherryville Rotary Club, American Legion Post 100, Cherryville VFW, Past Master of Cherryville Lodge 505 AF&AM, and a member of Scottish Rite Masons Charlotte. He was a lieutenant in the U.S. Army who served during WWII.
Survivors include his wife Rachel Lansing Quinn of the home; two daughters, Friela L. Quinn of Cherryville and Robin Buschemeyer of Louisville Ky.; and a grandson, Jay Buschemeyer of Louisville, Ky.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 107 West Academy Street, Cherryville, NC 28021.
Carpenters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

R. Jordan Sr.
Robert Clyde Jordan Sr., 69, of 1728 Whispering Pine Drive, died May 13, 2003. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Pisgah United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. at St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church.
Born in Bristol, RI, he was a Latin teacher in Milford Conn.
Survivors include his wife Joyce M. Jordan of Lincolnton; one son, Robert C. Jordan Jr. of Lincolnton; one daughter, Andrea M. Jordan of Hickory; two brothers, John Jordan and Arthur Jordan both of Bristol, RI and one grandchild, Taylor Elizabeth Jordan.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092.
Warlick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Agnes Neill
DENVER — Agnes Anderson Neill, 86, of 4115 Lakeshore Road South, died May 13, 2003. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Warlick Funeral Home.
Born in Kearny, NJ, she was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband Constant “Connie” Neill of the home; one son, Harold C. Neill of Jacksonville, Fla.; one daughter, Karen Neill Spivey of Mooresville; one brother, James Anderson of Roanoke, Va.; three grandsons, Michael Spivey, Stephan Spivey and Brian Neill; and one great-granddaughter.

Luther Stroupe
Luther Steven Stroupe “Steve”, 43, of 306 Bynum Road, died May 13, 2003. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at E.F. Drum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Pisgah United Methodist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at E.F. Drum Funeral Home.
Born in Gaston County, he was a retired carpenter.
Survivors include his wife Patricia W. Stroupe of the home; three sons, Steven Stroupe and Dustin Stroupe both of Lincolnton and Brandon Stroupe of Gastonia; his father, Larry Stroupe of Dallas; two brothers, Jeffery Stroupe of Gastonia and Mike Williams of Kings Mountain; one sister, Mille Williams of Gastonia; and two grandchildren.

B. Hollifield
WACO — Buddy Hollifield, 72, of 2040 Capernaum Rd., died May 13, 2003. Funeral services will be today at 2 p.m. at Waco Baptist Church, where he was a member. Burial will follow in Capernaum Cemetery.
Born in Yancey County, he was a Ruritan National Director from 1989-1991 and National Foundation Trustee, member of the Tri-County Horseman Association, a U.S. Army Korean War veteran and a Western and Southern Insurance Company retiree.
Survivors include his wife Bessie Faye Marlowe Hollifield; one daughter, Regenia Randall of Casar; two sons, Dennis Hollifield of Shelby and Jonathan Hollifield of Kings Mountain; six grandchildren, Jason Hollifield, Holly Hollifield, Alex Hollifield, Taylor Hollifield, Shea Randall and Steve Randall; two great-grandchildren; four brothers J.D. Hollifield, Henry Hollifield, Dewey Carl Hollifield and Ed Hollifield, all of Asheville; and two sisters, Leila Proffit and Edna Dodd both of Asheville.
Memorials may be made to Waco Baptist Church Building Fund, 262 N. Main Street, Waco, NC 28152 or to Ruritan National Foundation, PO Box 487 Dublin, Va. 224084.

Joe Van Dyke
CHERRYVILLE — Joe Clifton Van Dyke, 73, of 100 Briarwood Circle, died May 14, 2003. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the City Memorial Cemetery with full honors rendered by the Cherryville Fire Department. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 tonight at Carpenter’s Funeral Home.
Born in Cherryville, he was retired from Marvin S. Beam Ford Dealership, the City of Cherryville Fire Department and the City of Cherryville Water Department. He was a U.S. Air Force Korean War veteran.
Survivors include his wife Kathleen Fisher Van Dyke; one daughter, Gina Van Dyke of Cherryville; one grandson, Alex Van Dyke of Cherryville and one sister, Diane Arias of Jemison, Ala.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Gaston County, PO Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28053.

Gene Wade
SHELBY — Arthur Gene Wade, 63, of 115 Steeple Street, died May 10, 2003. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Good Samaritan Fellowship Church. Burial will follow at Webb Memorial Lawns. The family will receive friends from 2:30 until 3 p.m. Friday at the church.
Enloe Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Lisa Crevelle
SHELBY — Lisa Robin Crevelle, 37, of 2030 Elizabeth Ave., died May 10, 2003. Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Friday at S.T. Enloe Memorial Chapel at Enloe Mortuary.

Perry Weaver
SENECA, SC — Perry Ray Weaver, 46, of 306 Delphi Drive, died May 12, 2003. Funeral services will be today at 1 p.m. at Rhyne Heights United Methodist Church, Lincolnton, NC, where he was a member. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
He was employed by Duke Power Company.
Survivors include his wife Tina Griffin Weaver; his mother, Nancy Eurey Weaver of Lincolnton; two daughters, Jessica Rae Weaver and Kiley Elizabeth Weaver, both of the home; and two sisters, Candace E. Weaver of Terrell, NC, and Wanda L. Siler of Myrtle Beach.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Foothills, 390 Keowee School Rd., Seneca, SC 29672, or to the Building Fund of Seneca Baptist Church, 201 Fairplay Street, Seneca, SC 29678.

Olaf Carpenter
BESSEMER CITY — Olaf “Soda” Nezre Carpenter, 80, of 821 Long Creek Road, died May 14, 2003. Funeral services will be today at 4 p.m. at Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church, where he was a member. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with full military honors by American Legion Post 243.
Born in Gaston County he was a disabled veteran, a member of the Moose Lodge, DAV, and American Legion Post 243.
Survivors include two sons, Terry Carpenter and Carlton Carpenter both of Bessemer City; two daughters, Anita Smith of Lincolnton and Barbara Nichols of Bessemer City; two brothers, A.D. Carpenter of Dallas and Alvin Carpenter of Cherryville; two sisters, Lorene Mace of Bessemer City and Mazel Smith of Lincolnton; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimers Foundation, 3420 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215.
Sisk-Butler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

George Brewer
George William “Bud” Brewer, 65, of 1702 Lenora Circle, died May 15, 2003. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Salem Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Salem Baptist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Warlick Funeral Home.
Born in Washington County, Pa., he was employed as a cost accountant for R-Anell Homes and was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
Survivors include his wife Marjorie Benton Brewer of the home; one son, Joseph Martin Brewer of Lincolnton; one daughter, Leslie B. Hilburn of Iron Station; two brothers, Jerry Mitchell and John Brewer of Elco, Pa.; three sisters, Ruth Richardson of Monongahela, Pa., Hope Wargo of Charleroi, Pa. and Frances Wahl of Trussfield, Ala. and four grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 North Aspen Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092 or Salem Baptist Church, PO Box 676 Lincolnton, NC 28093.

Louise Davis
Louise Beard Davis, 75, of 267 Old Lincolnton Crouse Road, died May 15, 2003. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Leonards Fork Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 - 8:30 tonight at the funeral home.
Born in Catawba County, she was a textile industry retiree.
Survivors include two sons, James Davis of Lincolnton and Wayne Davis of Vale; two daughters, Libby D. Strother of Southern Pines and Christine D. Mosteller of Lincolnton; four brothers, Carl Beard, Bill Beard, Rob Beard and Glenn Beard, all of Maiden; six sisters, Rosie Poovey, Edith Pirkle, Betty Willis, Mary Emmett, Dorothy Lazenby and Ruth Cansler all of Maiden and eight grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 434 Fayetteville Street Mall Two Hanover Square Suite 1600, Raleigh, NC.

Billy Runyan
CHERRYVILLE — Billy Jerry “Snag” Runyan, 75, of 208 N. Houser Street, died May 16, 2003. A graveside service was held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery.
Born in Cleveland County, he was a NC Department of Transportation retiree, a U.S. Army WWII veteran, a former member of VFW, DAV and AMVETS and a member of New Hope Baptist Church..
Survivors include his wife Joan Alexander Runyan; one brother, Morris Runyan of Earl and one sister, Grace Lyerly of Huntersville.
Memorials may be made to New Hope Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 116 Earl, NC 28038 or Hospice of Cleveland County 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150.
Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Floy Bolick
MAIDEN — Floy Rudisill Bolick, 85, of Maiden, died May 17, 2003. Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at St. Martins Lutheran Church, where she was a member. Burial will follow in Catawba Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 3 - 4 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
Born in Catawba County, she was a restaurant owner.
Survivors include one daughter, Gail Sigmon of Maiden; two granddaughters, Angela Sigmon and April Sigmon Ramsey both of Maiden; two brothers, Garland Rudisill of Denver and Harold Rudisill of Newton.
Memorials may be made to NC Lutheran Home 1265 21st Street, NE Hickory, NC 28601 or St. Martins Lutheran Church 214 West Main Street, Maiden, NC 28650.
Goodin-Drum Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Brenda Clark
CHARLOTTE — Brenda Marie Clark, 54, of 6101 Elgywood Lane, died May 15, 2003. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Greater Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, where she was a member. Burial will follow in the Henry’s Chapel A.M.E. Zion Cemetery. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service.
Born in Gaston County, she worked at Dobbs (U.S. Air) in food service.
Survivors include her daughter, Leslie Clark Cato of Charlotte; two sisters, Bernice Bidgood and Margaret Clark, both of Charlotte; two grandchildren, Brandon Cato and Bracey Cato; AND three sisters, Frances White of Lincolnton, Lillie Waring of Charlotte and Joanne Ross of Charlotte.
Ebony & White’s Funeral services is in charge of arrangements.

Martha Moss
Martha Punch Moss, 92, of 614 Southside Church Road, died May 17, 2003. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Hollybrook Cemetery.
Born in Lincoln County, was an A&P store retiree, a member of Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church and a volunteer mission worker in New York and Colorado.
Survivors include three daughters, Mary Edith Sigmon, Peggy Finger and Joanne Ross, all of Lincolnton; one sister, Marion Punch Cashion of Lincolnton; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to South Mountain Baptist Camp c/o Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church, PO Box 441, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

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