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Carpenter-Porter Funeral & Cremation Services

Carpenter-Porter Funeral & Cremation Services, located in Cherryville, North Carolina, is a progressive and comprehensive funeral service provider that promotes the highest ethical and professional standards while maintaining cost effective service.

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Our Obituaries

Jim Senter

August 13, 1935 - June 20, 2017

James Hillard "Jim" Senter, age 81 of Greenway Ave. passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Robin Johnson Hospice House. He was born August 13, 1935 in Dickenson County, VA to the late Pierce and Mertie Mullins Senter. Jim was a veteran of the United States Army. He worked in textiles and enjoyed watching TV, especially Westerns. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his...
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Harold Eugene Matheson

December 31, 1952 - June 17, 2017

Harold Eugene Matheson, age 64 of Raven Dr. passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017 at his home. He was born December 31, 1952 in Gaston County to the late Earl Eugene and Earline Fite Matheson. Harold was a U.S Army Vietnam Veteran and a member of Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church. He loved the outdoors including four-wheeling and camping and visiting the beach and mountains. He was a very social person...
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Mary Martin Spake

August 23, 1931 - June 17, 2017

Mary Elizabeth Martin Spake, age 85, of Houser St. passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. She was born August 23, 1931 in Catawba County to the late Walter Furman and Josephine Elizabeth Jones Martin. Mary was once employed with Keystone Carbon and was retired from Bradington- Young. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her sister, Sylvia...
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Gladys Warlick Biddix

October 16, 1934 - June 8, 2017

Gladys Irene Warlick Biddix, age 82 of Sorrells Baxter Rd. passed away Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Abernethy Laurels in Newton, NC. She was born October 16, 1934 in Lincoln County to the late Joe and Vergie Warlick. She enjoyed going for rides and visiting the Mountains. Gladys also enjoyed a good meal and loved going to eat with friends and family. In addition to her parents, she was...
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John Todd Dover

March 28, 1931 - May 29, 2017

John Randolph "Todd" Dover, age 86, of W. Old Post Rd passed away Monday, May 29, 2017 at Carolina Care Health and Rehabilitation. He was born March 28, 1931 in Cleveland County to the late John and Mary Herndon Dover. Todd was a self-employed dairy farmer, a member of Boyce Memorial ARP and involved in various agricultural associations. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by...
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Evon Slaughter McKinney

July 19, 1947 - May 23, 2017

Mary Evon Slaughter McKinney, age 69 of Lester St. passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at the home of Bob Homesley. She was born July 19, 1947 in Lincoln County to the late Cramer Slaughter and Mary Brooks Slaughter Carpenter. Evon was formerly employed with Knit Tronics and Sunbelt and had attended Mt. Zion Baptist Church. She loved fishing and playing Bingo. Her grandkids were her life and...
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Carol Kiser Porter

July 20, 1944 - May 22, 2017

Carol Elizabeth Kiser Porter, age 72 of Landers Chapel Rd. passed away Monday, May 22, 2017. She was born July 20, 1944, an only child to the late Preston Lohr and Eunice Viola Kiser Kiser. Carol was a very active member of Bethel Lutheran Church. She graduated from Lenoir Rhyne College and received her Masters' degree from Winthrop University. Mrs. Porter was an educator of young minds for...
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Damian Agustin Santana

September 27, 1965 - May 22, 2017

Damian Agustin Santana, age 51 of Huddleston Sisk Trail passed away Monday, May 22, 2017 at his residence. He was born September 27, 1965 in Atoyac de Alvarez Guerrero, Mexico to Juan Agustin and Elpidia Cosme Santana. Damian was a member of St. Dorothy's Catholic Church. He worked construction. He enjoyed playing dominoes, pool, and soccer. Damian loved cars and he was an excellent chef. ...
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Kaye Chapman McKown

May 16, 1941 - May 12, 2017

Kaye Chapman McKown, age 75, formerly of York, SC, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017 at Carolina Care Health and Rehabilitation. She was born May 16, 1941 in Lincoln County to the late Charles William and Ruby Smith Chapman. She was a member of Restoring Hope Foursquare Church in Dallas. Kaye was formerly employed at Doran Mills and Walmart. She enjoyed playing the piano. In addition to her...
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Horace Eli Lutz

May 20, 1941 - May 5, 2017

Horace Eli Lutz, age 75, of Waco passed away Friday, May 5, 2017 at Carolinas Medical Center Main. He was born May 20, 1941 in Cleveland County to the late William Hoyle and Frances Houser Lutz. He was a research and developmental chemist for Hoescht Celanese. Horace was a member and former sound man for Waco Baptist Church where he was a member of William Dodd Sunday School class. He was a...
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Irene Lynch McSwain

July 19, 1930 - April 26, 2017

Irene Lee Lynch McSwain, age 86 of Oakleaf Dr. (Mary's Grove) passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Carolinas Healthcare System Cleveland. She was born July 19, 1930 in Lincoln County to the late Charles "C.B." Lynch Sr. and Carrie Lee Lynch. Irene was a member of First Baptist Church of Cherryville where she sang in the choir and served as a Sunday School teacher. After retiring from AV...
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Deane Morrison Rupard

September 2, 1932 - April 26, 2017

Deane Morrison Rupard, age 84 formerly of N. Cherry St. passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Wellington House in Gastonia. She was born September 2, 1932 in Iredell County to the late Jay and Viola Morrison. She was formerly employed at Modern Polymers and drove a school bus. She enjoyed yard work and gardening. Deane was also a NASCAR fan and loved traveling. In addition to her...
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Phyllis Hedgpeth Sain

March 27, 1961 - April 15, 2017

Phyllis Darlene Hedgpeth Sain, age 56, of Dallas Cherryville Highway passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Duke University Hospital. She was born March 27, 1961 in Gaston County to Margie Helen Whitworth Hedgpeth and the late Plato Wesley Hedgpeth. Phyllis was a formerly employed with Hooker Furniture and was a member of Crouse United Methodist Church. In addition to her mother, Margie...
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Yesenia Jimenez Linares

December 9, 1995 - April 6, 2017

Yesenia Jimenez Linares, age 21 of Moss Trail passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017. She was born December 9, 1995 in Morelia, Mexico to Faviola Linares and the late Artemio Jimenez. Yesenia attended St. Dorothy's Catholic Church in Lincolnton where she served as a catechist assistant with the Pre-K children. She graduated from Lincolnton High School in 2014 and attended CPCC where she planned...
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Zettie Neill Morrison

December 6, 1914 - April 4, 2017

Zettie Neill Morrison, 102 years old, of Cherryville passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, April 4, 2017 at Carillon Assisted Living Facilities in Lincolnton where she has resided the past four years. She was born December 6, 1914 in Gaston County to the late James Newton and Mincey Short Neill. She was formerly employed with B Brown & Assoc. in Newton and was a member at First Wesleyan Church....
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Luther Thompson "Tom" Houser

June 14, 1944 - April 3, 2017

Luther Thompson "Tom" Houser passed away on Monday, April 3, 2017. Tom was predeceased by his parents, Roy and Blanche Houser. He is survived by his sisters, Ann Newton of Cherryville, N. C. and Brenda Stewart (Richard) of Cayce, SC.; nieces and nephews, Mary McSwain, Charles and Louise Newton and Kim, Ellen, and Jim Stewart; and special great nieces and nephews, Tripp, John, Mary Beth, Meg,...
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Rebecca Ann Bridges

November 16, 1936 - April 2, 2017

Rebecca Ann Wilson Bridges, age 80 of Wilson Bridges Rd passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017 at White Oak Manor in Kings Mountain. She was born November 16, 1936 in Gaston County to the late Nelson Decater and Myrtle Eleanor Long Wilson. Becky was retired as Site Manager from Gaston County Meals on Wheels. She had also served on the Board of Directors for Black Mountain Children's Home, and...
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Vivian Heavner Patterson

January 1, 1932 - March 31, 2017

Vivian Ruth Heavner Patterson, age 85 of Suncrest Rd passed away Friday, March 31, 2017 at her residence. She was born January 1, 1932 in Gaston County to the late Vonnie Lee and Nancy Anna Moore Heavner. She was a faithful member of Cherryville Missionary Methodist Church. Vivian retired after 34 years from the Carlton Mill and she had also worked for Nuway and Rhyne Houser Mills. She...
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Clyde Morris Edwards, Jr.

April 11, 1946 - March 30, 2017

Clyde Morris Edwards Jr. age 70, formerly of Pine St. passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Carolina Care Health & Rehabilitation. He was born April 11, 1946 in Lincoln County to the late Clyde Morris Edwards Sr. and Carolyn Ava Dellinger Edwards. Clyde was a retired truck driver. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Gene and David Edwards. Survivors...
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Ana Maron Traveria

March 30, 1929 - March 30, 2017

Ana Maron Traveria, age 88 of St. Mark's Church Road, formerly of Miami, FL, passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017 on her 88th birthday at Carolinas Healthcare System – Cleveland. She was born March 30, 1929 in Havana Cuba to the late Jose Maron and Maria Lopez del Castillo Maron. She was formerly employed at Miami Dade Water and Sewer. Ana attended Home Economics School in Cuba. She was an...
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James Elmer Radford

September 10, 1930 - March 29, 2017

James Elmer Radford, age 86 of Kirks Circle, passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Robin Johnson Hospice House. He was born September 10, 1930 in McDowell County to the late Turner and Rodie Radford. He retired from textiles and enjoyed being outdoors and going on walks. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son; daughter, Brenda Jane Radford; and sisters, Pete...
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George Edward Howie

July 5, 1930 - March 22, 2017

George Edward Howie, age 86 of Black Rd. passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at his residence. He was born in northern Mecklenburg County in July 5, 1930 to the late Sully and Hattie Howie. At age 8, his family moved to Gaston County on a farm near Duke Power. He attended school in Lucia and Mt. Holly. In August 1948 he enlisted for two years in the Army. He was assigned to the 4th Army at Ft....
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Jerry "Skeet" Jefferies

April 2, 1953 - March 22, 2017

Jerry Lee "Skeet" Jefferies, age 63, of Old Post Rd. passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at his residence surrounded by family. He was born April 2, 1953 in Cleveland County to the late Elizabeth Jeffries. He worked at Carroll's Dairy, Hoyle Construction and Beam Construction. Jerry enjoyed outside work and farming. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys Fan and was a Tarheel Fan who tolerated Duke....
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Darril Tillman Sigmon

August 25, 1936 - March 20, 2017

Darril Tillman Sigmon, age 80 of Johnson Dr. passed away peacefully Monday, March 20, 2017 at Peak Resources surrounded by his family. He was born August 25, 1936 in Gaston County to the late Ben Tillman and Bonnie Mae Ford Sigmon. Darril was a member of First Presbyterian Church. He was an Elder of the church, member of the Men's Bible Class, assisted with the Youth Club, and was on the C.A.R...
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Diane Wright Heavner

October 4, 1943 - March 18, 2017

Diane Wright Heavner, age 73 of Shelby, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017 at her residence. She was born October 4, 1943 in Cleveland County to Roscoe Patterson Wright and Helen Cook Wright. Diane graduated from Shelby High School, attended Gardner Webb College, was owner of Fashionette Beauty Salon, and retired from Belk. She was a member of Putnam Baptist Church. In addition to her...
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Warren "Buddy" Beam

June 7, 1936 - March 17, 2017

Warren "Buddy" Beam, age 80 of Lincolnton, went to be with Jesus on Friday, March 17, 2017. Born June 7, 1936 in Gaston County, he was the son of the late Henry Bryan and Juanita Wehunt Beam. A graduate of Lenoir Rhyne College, he was a retired school teacher, President of Beam Rest Home, Inc., and a lifelong member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Buddy enjoyed collecting antique tractors and...
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Gladys Heavner Mauney

March 15, 1930 - March 14, 2017

Mary Gladys Heavner Mauney, age 86, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Peak Resources Cherryville. She was born March 15, 1930 in Gaston County to the late Vonnie Lee and Nancy Moore Heavner. Gladys retired from Vision Hosiery in Belmont and was a member of Puett United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Hardin Mauney and brothers,...
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Gerald Chick Neill

May 21, 1939 - March 14, 2017

Gerald Ray "Chick" Neill, age 77, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Carolina Healthcare Systems- Kings Mountain. He was born May 21, 1939 in Cleveland County to the late Marcus Zone and Mattie Earl Moore Neal. Chick worked as a heavy equipment operator for John Jenkins.and enjoyed the outdoors. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by siblings, Ruby Eaker, Thomas 'Babe' Neal...
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A D Carpenter

December 19, 1919 - March 13, 2017

A D Carpenter, age 97, was born December 19, 1919 and died March 13, 2017. A D was a truck driver for many years for himself along with Carolina Freight. He loved farming and fishing at Carolina Beach and the outer banks. He served in the US Army from 1941-1943. Member of Dallas Masonic Lodge #263 and member of Puett United Methodist Church both for over 60 years. A D is survived by his son,...
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Joyce Peeler Peeler

May 3, 1942 - March 7, 2017

Joyce Peeler Peeler, age 74 of Peeler Rd. passed away peacefully at her residence Tuesday, March 7, 2017. She was born May 3, 1942 in Gaston County to the late Walt and Alda Peeler. Joyce graduated from Cherryville High School and had a career of 30 years with Teamsters Local 61. She was a lifelong and dedicated member of Second Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband of 53 years,...
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Donald Dean Starling, Sr.

January 24, 1941 - March 4, 2017

Donald Dean Starling, Sr., age 76, of Tot Dellinger RD. passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Carolina HealthCare Cleveland. He was born on January 24, 1941 in Mt Airy, North Carolina to the late Fred Jones Starling and Mary Elizabeth Inscore Starling Gwyn. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his beloved uncle, Claude Starling. Survivors include his wife of 56 years,...
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Maureen O'Connor Burke

March 14, 1959 - March 3, 2017

Maureen Burke Maureen Iva O'Connor Burke, 57, of S. Pink St. died Friday March 3, 2017 at Carolina Health Care-Cleveland. She was born March 14, 1959 in St. Clair, MI a daughter of the late Dylyle and Dorothy Simm O'Connor. Mrs. Burke was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by three brothers Mitchell, Michael and Mark O'Connor. ...
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Jim McNabb

January 25, 1955 - February 24, 2017

James Douglas "Jim" McNabb, age 62, passed away Friday, February 24, 2017 in Matthews, North Carolina. He was born January 25, 1955 in Toronto, Canada to the late Stuart and Janice Thompson McNabb. He moved to the Carolinas in 1996 where he worked in banking and then went on to become a successful realtor. Jim was a smart, funny individual who could make anyone laugh with his witty one-liners. He...
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Matthew Shawn Demmery

October 8, 1994 - February 23, 2017

Matthew Shawn Demmery, age 22, of Kiser Rd. passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017. He was born on October 8, 1994 in Mecklenburg County to Lori Ann Sneed Demmery of Bessemer City and Robert Scott Demmery of Margate, Florida. Matt graduated from North Gaston High School. He loved basketball, especially the New York Knicks, and enjoyed watching wrestling. In addition to his parents, he is...
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Cortney Elizabeth Dover

April 9, 1992 - February 22, 2017

Cortney Elizabeth Dover, age 24, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Carolinas Medical Center – Main. She was born April 9, 1992 in Gaston County to John Keith and Lisa Michele Swindall Dover of Cherryville. She graduated Cherryville High School in 2010 and went on to receive her associate's degree and was in her senior year at Eastern Carolina University. Cortney loved her family,...
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Sarah Frances Rhyne

October 18, 1934 - February 19, 2017

Sarah Frances Boyles Rhyne, age 82 of Lincolnton, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Carolina Care Health & Rehabilitation. She was born October 18, 1934 in Gaston County to the late Francis Oscar and Minnie Elizabeth Mosteller Boyles. Frances was a member of Long Shoals Baptist Church. She enjoyed crafting, drawing and painting. She was an excellent cook and homemaker. In addition...
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Wade Morris Moss

March 25, 1939 - February 17, 2017

Wade Morris "Peadab" Moss, age 77, passed away Friday, February 17, 2017. Wade was born in Cherryville, North Carolina on March 25th, 1939 to Orien Brice and Susan Maci Moss. After graduating high school, Wade joined the Air Force. In 1965, he moved to Florida where he continued to work for Carolina Freight for 36 years, during which time he attended Broward Community College with an interest in...
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Kenneth Lee Truesdale

November 21, 1952 - February 17, 2017

Kenneth Lee Truesdale, age 64 of Dalton St. passed away Friday, February 17, 2017. He was born November 21, 1952 in Gaston County to Faybell Costner Truesdale of Vale and the late Jesse "Blackie" Truesdale. Kenny was a wonderful husband and father who loved his family. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and horses. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Kelly Lynn...
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Merle Dellinger Carpenter

May 8, 1931 - February 17, 2017

Alice Merle Dellinger Carpenter, age 85, passed away Friday, February 17, 2017 at Peak Resources. Merle was born May 8, 1931 in Gaston County to the late Marcus Wesley and Annie Mae Henry Dellinger. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and where she formerly served as secretary there as well as at Shady Grove Baptist Church. Merle retired from Harris Teeter and was formerly employed at...
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Ann Margaret Whitworth Cash

March 14, 1927 - February 15, 2017

Ann Margaret Whitworth Cash, age 89 of Brown Waterson Rd. passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at her residence. She was born March 14, 1927 in Cleveland County to the late James Lester and Susanna Barrett Whitworth. Ann was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. She enjoyed decorating and traveling, especially to the mountains as well as to the coast. Ann would go for afternoon rides and...
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Walter Halupke

August 18, 1936 - February 12, 2017

Walter Halupke passed away Sunday, February 12, 2017 in Marietta, GA. He was born August 18, 1936 to John and Catherine Urda Halupke in Clifford, Pennsylvania. Walter served in the United States Navy. He attended the University of Miami where he played college baseball. He then went on to play for the Minor Leagues and also enjoyed coaching. Walter married his wife of 53 years, Carole Hemric...
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Annie Sue Carpenter Gillespie

November 1, 1939 - February 10, 2017

Annie Sue Carpenter Gillespie, 77 of Carpenter Rd. passed away Friday, February 10, 2017 at her home. She was born on November 1, 1939 in Gaston County to the late George Howard and Zelia Mae Foster Carpenter. Annie found great pleasure in spending time with her family and grandchildren and was an avid reader. She was of devout and dedicated servant to our Lord Jesus Christ. In addition to...
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Spencer Jerome Ray

May 13, 1970 - February 9, 2017

Spencer Jerome Ray, age 46 of Roy Eaker Rd. passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Carolinas Healthcare System Lincoln. He was born May 13, 1970 in Cleveland County to Deborah Ray Costner of Cherryville. He was a member of Blessed Hope Baptist Church. Spencer graduated from Haywood Tech as a Lumber Specialist. He enjoyed fishing and being outdoors. He was an avid sports fan. Spencer loved...
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Colene Ballard Chapman

August 20, 1927 - February 3, 2017

Colene Ballard Chapman, age 89 of Sipes St. passed away Friday, February 3, 2017 at White Oak Manor in Kings Mountain. She was born August 20, 1927 in Gaston County to the late John and Margaret Peters Ballard. Mrs. Chapman was a member of First Wesleyan Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Garland Webb Chapman; daughter, Donna C. Barineau; and...
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Ricky Allen Carpenter

July 24, 1953 - February 3, 2017

Ricky Allen Carpenter, age 63, of Rudisill Rd passed away Friday, February 3, 2017 at Caromont Regional Medical Center. He was born July 24, 1953 in Lincoln County to the late William "Dub" and Bonnie Mae Neal Carpenter. Rick was a member of Hephzibah ARP Church. He was formerly employed with Comforto, Park Dale Mills, and Ultra Industries. He was an avid sports fan who loved the Dallas...
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James Lewis Goode

June 18, 1964 - February 1, 2017

James Lewis "Jamie" Goode, age 52, passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at Caromont Regional Medical Center. Jamie was born June 18, 1964 in Lincoln County to the late James Allen and Lillian Frances Abernathy Goode. He was employed at Gatza Marble as a sander. Jamie enjoyed fishing, knitting, watching NASCAR and playing poker. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by sister,...
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Deanna Sue Stillion

November 27, 1973 - January 31, 2017

Deanna Sue "Dana" Stillion, age 43, passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Carolina Health Care Cleveland. Dana was born November 27, 1973 in Cleveland County to the late Betty Sue Buff Friday. She was a convenience store cashier and loved Elvis. She is preceded in death by her mother, Betty Sue Buff Friday. She is survived by her husband, Stacy John Stillion; and daughters, Misty Dawn...
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Heman Baine Devine

May 5, 1918 - January 26, 2017

Heman Baine Devine, age 98, passed away Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Robin Johnson Hospice House. He was born May 5, 1918 in Gaston County to the late Oscar and Emma Sisk Devine. He served in the U.S Army in WWII with the 1289th combat engineers in England, France and Germany. He returned home in 1946 where he was employed with Carolina Freight Carriers. He retired after 38 years as a long line...
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Katherine Campbell Mull

July 3, 1933 - January 25, 2017

Katherine Campbell Mull, age 83 of Sperling Dr. passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at her residence. She was born July 3, 1933 in Lincoln County to the late Winfield Scott and Mary Fredell Campbell. She was retired from Clar-Mar and Ellen Kay. Katherine was an avid gardener working with crops and flowers. She was a fantastic baker and enjoyed canning and crafting. Katherine was the ...
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Gerry Lamoureux

February 22, 1939 - January 22, 2017

Leo Gerald Lamoureux, age 77, of N. Mountain Street passed away Sunday, January 22, 2017 at Peak Resources. He was born February 22, 1939 in London, England to the late Leo Peter and Rita McManus Lamoureux. Gerry played professional hockey for almost 20 years as a wing man with various pro teams. He was a member of First Baptist Church and was the owner of Atlantic Termite Control. He enjoyed...
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Ruth Hopper Dayberry

May 12, 1919 - January 20, 2017

Mary Ruth Hopper Dayberry, 97, passed away on 20, January, 2017 at her home in Cherryville, North Carolina. Ruth was born on May 12, 1919 in Cleveland County to the late Furman and Cleo (Abernathy) Hopper – the youngest of 8 siblings. Ruth grew up in Cleveland County North Carolina where she spent many happy hours swimming in the Broad river with her eight siblings. She graduated from...
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Betty Jean Brewster

April 16, 1923 - January 16, 2017

Betty Jean Cummins Brewster, age 93 of Cherryville and formerly of Delray Beach, Florida, passed away Monday, January 16, 2017 at Carolina Care Center. She was born April 16, 1923 in Madison County, Indiana to the late Ithamer and Opal Jordan Cummins. She was formerly employed in real estate, and she loved tending her orchids and cooking. She once won first place in the Indiana State Fair for...
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John Edward Brannan

April 6, 1946 - January 14, 2017

John Edward Brannan, age 70 of Forest Ridge Dr. passed away Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Caromont Regional Medical Center. He was born April 6, 1946 in Rockaway Queens, New York to the late Edward and Elizabeth Wilson Brannan. He worked for Wells Fargo as a QA Systems Analyst 5. John was a veteran of the United States Navy. He enjoyed boxing, NASCAR and smoking cigars. He loved helping...
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James Henry McQuaige, Jr.

November 28, 1941 - January 11, 2017

James Henry McQuaige, Jr, 75 of Delview Rd., passed away Wednesday January 11, 2017 at Carolinas Healthcare-Cleveland. Jim was born on Nov. 28, 1941 in Sumter SC a son of the late James Henry McQuaige, SR and Mollie Pearl Cooke Powers. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, graduate of Cheraw High School and attended University of South Carolina. He loved his family and enjoyed...
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Ronno Lyndon Cooke

September 17, 1959 - January 4, 2017

Ronno Lyndon Cooke, age 57, of Morganton, NC passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 17, 1959 in Cleveland County to Ronald and Linda Cooke. Ronno was an OSHA Safety Instructor and taught for several Community Colleges in WNC in subjects ranging from Green Energy to Construction. He had many technical careers in his life but...
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Jane Crumpton McSwain

July 12, 1963 - January 3, 2017

Jane Crumpton McSwain, age 53 of Ridgeway Dr. passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Carolinas Healthcare System – Cleveland. She was born July 12, 1963 in Gaston County to Lillie Jean Beaver Crumpton of Cherryville and the late Eugene Madison Crumpton, Jr. She was formerly employed with J.P. Stevens Manufacturing. Jane adored her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed crafting, baking,...
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Butch Long

November 23, 1941 - December 31, 2016

Edwin Keith "Butch" Long, Jr., 75, passed away Saturday, December 31, 2016 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center, Gastonia, NC. Butch was born on November 23, 1941 to the late Edwin Keith Long, Sr. and Velma Ruth Quinn Long of Cherryville, NC. He is survived by his wife, Renna Sue Harrelson Long of Cherryville, NC. Also surviving are his children, Bryan Keith Long, Kings Mountain, NC, (wife...
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Kern Jennings Beam

November 5, 1931 - December 21, 2016

Kern Jennings Beam, age 85, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Testa Family Hospice House. He was born November 5, 1931 in Gaston County to the late Herbert and Callie Allen Beam. Upon graduating high school, Kern enlisted in the U.S. Army, and served his country during the Korean War. He was trained as a combat engineer at Ft. Belvoir, VA. He quickly gained experience in supply...
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Betty Sipe Cornwell

January 30, 1926 - December 19, 2016

Betty Sipe Cornwell, age 90, of E. Main Street passed away Monday, December 19, 2016 at Carolina Care Center. She was born January 30, 1926 in Gaston County to the late Charlie Lee and Carrie Carpenter Sipe. She was retired from People's Dry Cleaners and also worked at First Baptist, Cherryville National Bank and Wix. Betty was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church where she was a Sunday...
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Kathryn Helms Crumpton

September 14, 1936 - December 9, 2016

Kathryn Sue Helms Crumpton, age 80, formerly of Lee Black Road died Friday, December 9, 2016 at Lexington Medical Center – Columbia, SC. She was born September 14, 1936 in Gaston County to the late John Wesley and Blanche Water Helms Jones. Kathryn was employed at Arlington Mill of Ti Caro Textiles for 42 years and attended Victory Life Assembly of God in Cherryville. She was an avid 'I Love...
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Sue Lingerfelt Helms

July 4, 1926 - December 3, 2016

Sue Lingerfelt Helms, age 90 of Eaker Circle passed away Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Carolinas Healthcare System – Cleveland. She was born July 4, 1926 in Gaston County to the late Preston Alton and Winnie Huss Lingerfelt. She was a member of First Baptist Church and retired Head Chef and Cafeteria Manager at Carolina Care Center. She was an artist who was very talented with painting. She...
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Ruby Mae Wells Upchurch

May 23, 1924 - November 22, 2016

Ruby Mae Wells Upchurch, age 92 of Roy Eaker Road, Cherryville passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Carolina Care Center. She was born May 23, 1924 in Rutherford County, North Carolina to the late James Daniel, Sr. and Cleo Butler Wells. Ruby graduated from Tri-High School in 1942. She attended Asheville College and graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne College in 1946 with a degree in...
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Cindy Lynn Beam

June 18, 1975 - November 20, 2016

Cindy Lynn Beam, age 41, of Clarence Beam Rd passed away Sunday, November 20, 2016. She was born June 18, 1975 to Michael Bess Beam and the late Brenda Kay Stacey. Cindy was formerly employed at Bradington Young and was a Certified Nursing Assistant. She loved riding horses and being with her son. Cindy was also talented with crafts and making jewelry. In addition to her mother, she is...
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Inez "Bennie" Bridges

June 26, 1927 - November 15, 2016

Inez Baker "Bennie" Bridges, age 89, formerly of Sunset Rd. passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at Carolina Care Center. She was born on June 26, 1927 in Lincoln County to the late Charlie and Marietta Austin Baker. Bennie was formerly employed with Doran Mill. She also worked at Triple H restaurant where she found great pleasure in making coconut cream pies. She was a member of First...
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Crystal Adair Hooper Lovingood

November 12, 2016

Crystal Hooper Lovingood, age 49, passed away Saturday, November 12, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Crystal was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Cherryville. She served as a council member, Sunday School Teacher, Choir member, and was involved in Wild Women's Class and the social ministries. She was employed with the Gaston Register of Deeds and was formerly assistant director...
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Claude Riddick Howell

December 11, 1934 - November 12, 2016

Claude Riddick Howell, age 81 of Harrilson Rd. passed away Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Carolina Care Center. He was born on December 11, 1934 in Suffolk, Virginia to the late Roscus Claude "Buddy" and Ella Riddick Howell. He graduated from Stanton School for the Deaf and Blind. He was employed for a number of years at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Norfolk, VA in the Cafeteria. ...
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Vanessa Raines Collins

June 20, 1952 - November 10, 2016

Vanessa Darnell Raines Collins, age 64 of Marys Grove Church Rd. passed away on November 10, 2016 at Carolinas Healthcare System – Cleveland. She was born on June 20, 1952 in Gaston County to the late Marvin Richard Raines and Ruth Colleen Moore. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and formerly employed at Gayley and Lord Textiles. Vanessa was a loving mother, mawmaw, and sister. ...
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Mehitable Mutt White

September 10, 1928 - November 9, 2016

Mehitable "Mutt" Beam White, age 88, passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016 in Newton. She was born September 10, 1928 in Lincoln county to the late Rush and Lula Houser Beam. Mutt was a former seamstress for Varat Sportswear and attended Mt. Zion Baptist Church where she was involved in Baptist Disaster Relief, Friendship Sunday School class and Young at Heart Senior Group. She thoroughly...
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Marjorie Carroll Hinkle

December 31, 1921 - November 2, 2016

Marjorie Ethel Carroll Hinkle, age 94, of Mary's Grove Rd passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at Wendover Hospice House. She was born December 31, 1921 in Gaston County to the late Olin and Irene Davis Carroll. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and enjoyed gardening and reading. Marjorie was a wonderful homemaker and the best momma ever! In addition to her parents, she is...
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Phyllis Pfeifer Goodman

October 9, 1948 - November 2, 2016

Phyllis Katherine Pfeifer Goodman, age 68 of Shoal Rd. passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at her residence. She was born on October 9, 1948 in Lincoln County to Ruby Black Clough of Crouse and the late Robert Charles Pfeifer, Sr. Phyllis loved her family, friends, and serving her Lord Jesus Christ at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. She owned and operated The Hair Den for 38 years where she...
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Ruby Neill Eaker

March 4, 1926 - October 30, 2016

Ruby Ida Neill Eaker, age 90, of Harrilson Road passed away Sunday, October 30, 2016 at her residence. She was born March 4, 1926 in Cleveland County to the late Marcus Zone and Mattie Earl Moore Neal. Ruby was a wonderful homemaker and was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church. She enjoyed reading and working on the farm grading tomatoes, apples, squash and peaches. In addition to her...
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Jesse Kay Jones

August 4, 1934 - October 30, 2016

Jesse Kay Jones, age 82, of Chapman Rd passed away Sunday, October 30, 2016 at his residence. He was born August 4, 1934 in Catawba County to the late Manson and Lillian Jones. Jesse was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Korea and was a member of Second Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his loving...
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Liam Ryker Murray

September 15, 2013 - October 27, 2016

Liam Ryker Murray, age 3, died Thursday, October 27, 2016 in Shelby. He was born September 15, 2013 in Cleveland County to Nelson Elijah Stephens of Mooresboro and Stevie Celeste Murray of Kings Mountain. Liam attended Cherryville Missionary Methodist Church and loved Batman. He is preceded in death by great grandmother, Geraldine Stewart and great grandfather, George Leigh. In addition to...
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Hester Tulburt Booker

October 21, 2016

Hester "Nicky" Tulburt Booker of Karen Ct., passed away Friday, October 21, 2016 at Carolinas Healthcare System-Cleveland. She was a native of Wilkes County, Miller Creek, NC. She was a daughter of the late Charles H.M. and Sena A. Tulburt. Hester was a member of First United Methodist Church where she was involved with Chancel Choir, Florene Styles Sunday School Class, U.M.W., and Callie Beam...
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Jean Walker Hahn

September 29, 1937 - October 19, 2016

On October 19, 2016, Mother (Elizabeth Jean Walker Hahn) passed peacefully at home from this life to Heaven at the sunrise on the wings of cardinals and her favorite song, "Morning Has Broken." She was surrounded by her children – Karl George Hahn, Elizabeth Joan Hahn Spilinek, Brian Eugene Hahn, Mary Lea Hahn Richards and Craig Edwin Hahn – as well as her Goddaughter, Joanna Wheelock...
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Melissa Murdock

September 27, 1959 - October 18, 2016

Melissa Murdock, age 57, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2016. She is survived by her father, Calvin Murdock; her sister, Leslie Murdock; her two daughters, Hannah and Micah Farfour; and her three grandchildren, Luka, Leo and Elias Kachaamy. She was raised in Cherryville, NC and resided in Monroe, NY. She was a funny, creative, and loving soul. Preceded in death by her mother, Sue Murdock. ...
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Helen Hardin Potter

March 20, 1933 - October 17, 2016

Helen Marie Hardin Potter, age 83, passed away Monday, October 17, 2016 at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. She was born March 20, 1933 in Ashe County to the late Daniel Blaine and Ruth Taylor Hardin. Helen was a devoted homemaker and member at Hull's Grove Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, James "Jim" Potter and sisters, Mary Jo Neill and...
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Sherry Thomas Roberson

April 3, 1959 - October 14, 2016

Sherry Kay Thomas Roberson, age 57 of S. Dixie St. passed away Friday, October 14, 2016 at Carolinas Medical Center. She was born on April 3, 1959 in Cleveland County to Juanita Goode Wallace (Lloyd) of Cherryville and the late Ernest Van Huber Thomas. She was a member of First Wesleyan Church. In earlier years, she worked at Carolina Care Center and had a home daycare. Sherry had a deep...
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Thomas Marion Beam

November 14, 1940 - October 14, 2016

Thomas Marion Beam, age 75 of St. Mark's Church Rd, passed away Friday, October 14, 2016 at Caromont Regional Medical Center. He was born on November 14, 1940 in Gaston County to the late Jacob Carl and Mary Royster Beam. Tommy was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church. He graduated from Tryon High School and Nashville Auto-Diesel College. He retired after 28 years from Carolina Freight...
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Jeanette Mussachia Aliff

June 16, 1934 - October 11, 2016

Jeanette Angela Mussachia Aliff, age 82 of Swanson Rd. passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Carolina Care Center. She was born on June 16, 1934 in Cumberland County, NJ to the late Joseph and Jennifer Gorman Mussachia. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Edward Aliff Sr. Survivors include her son, Lewis "Ed" Aliff, Jr.; grandson, Joseph Aliff;...
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LaVonda Upton McSwain

October 30, 1947 - October 5, 2016

Lavonda Upton McSwain, 68, of Ridge Ave., died October 5, 2016 in Cleveland Co. She was born in Lincoln Co. on October 30, 1947 a daughter of the late Joe Junior and Mazelle Hevner Upton. Mrs. McSwain was employed by Cherryville Walmart customer service. She enjoyed the Panthers, country music, the outdoors, crafting, and found great pleasure in spending time with her grandchildren. She will be...
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Jack Blanton

October 19, 1945 - October 5, 2016

Jackie Lee Blanton, age 70 of Sellerstown Rd passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2016. He was born on October 19, 1945 in Cleveland County to the late Sidney Hood and Juanita Burton Blanton. Jack was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the United States Navy where he served aboard the USS Essex. He was a member of the Cherryville American Legion Post #100. Jack was also...
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Noah Garrett Hampton

March 25, 2000 - October 5, 2016

Noah Garrett Hampton, age 16 of Hephzibah Church Rd passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at Carolinas Medical Center. He was born on March 25, 2000 in Gaston County to Glen James Hampton Jr. and Melissa Mitchell Hampton. He attended Mt. Beulah Baptist Church. Noah was a Junior at Cherryville High School where he was an honor student who always maintained a GPA above 4.0. He was very...
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Barbara Hollifield Hensley

November 12, 1949 - October 4, 2016

Barbara Alice Hollifield Hensley, age 66 of Wright Circle passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at Testa Family Hospice House. She was born on November 12, 1949 in Lincoln County to the late Bergan and Nellie Stroupe Hollifield. She was a very talented and artistic woman. She worked as a seamstress, a painter, and an esthetician. She was a homemaker for most of her life and also caregiver for...
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Moree Grigg Harrelson

July 25, 1924 - October 4, 2016

Moree Grigg Harrelson, age 92 of Cherryville, passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at Peak Resources Cherryville. She was born July 25, 1924 in Gaston County to the late William Rufus and Minnie Self Grigg. Moree was a member of First Baptist Church. She had formerly been employed with Nu-Way Manufacturing Co., Gaston Industries, Travis Knit, and Carolina Care. She enjoyed flowers and being...
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William Farrel Anthony, Sr.

April 6, 1947 - October 3, 2016

William Farrel Anthony Sr. age 69, formerly of Pink St. passed away Monday, October 3, 2016. He was born on April 6, 1947 in Gaston County to the late Woodrow Wilson Anthony and Edith Louise Noles Anthony Shull. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He enjoyed tinkering with things and gardening. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Gene Anthony and...
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Pearl Sanders Ramsey

August 13, 1930 - September 20, 2016

Pearl Viola Sanders Ramsey, age 86 of Harrilson Rd. passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at Caromont Regional. She was born August 13, 1930 in Lincoln County to the late Grady and Allie Smith Sanders. Pearl worked as a seamtress for Raycrest Mill and was a member of Second Baptist Church. She enjoyed fishing and playing cards. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her...
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Larry Scott Boyles

April 24, 1938 - September 20, 2016

Larry Scott Boyles, age 78 of Rudisill Ave passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at Brian Center Gastonia. He was born on April 24, 1938 in Lincoln County to the late Hugh Richard and Grace Beatty Boyles. Larry was a professional boxer and a member of the Carolinas Boxing Hall of Fame. In 1954, Boyles boxed his way to the top of the Tar Heel State, winning the North Carolina Golden Gloves...
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Tina Michelle Lovelace

February 1, 1973 - September 17, 2016

Tina Michelle Lovelace, age 43 of Pleasant Grove Church Road passed away Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Southeast Georgia Health System, Brunswick, GA. She was born on February 1, 1973 in Cleveland County to William "Bill" Lovelace of Cherryville and the late Kathy Elmore Lovelace. She was a lifetime resident of Crouse and a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. She graduated from West...
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Raelynne Grace Payne

September 16, 2016 - September 16, 2016

Raelynne Grace Payne, infant daughter of Caitlin Barger of Vale and Dewayne Payne of Lincolnton was born an Angel on Sept. 16, 2016 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. She is preceded in death by great grandmother, Betty Jo Barger. In addition to her parents she is survived by grandparents, Nelson and Kendra Barger of Vale and Harry and Michelle Caskey of Lincolnton; great grandparents,...
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Allison Bennett Hovis

May 21, 1976 - September 14, 2016

Allison Lynn Bennett Hovis, age 40 of W. Academy St. passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at Carolina Healthcare System – Cleveland. She was born on May 21, 1976 in Cleveland County to Rocky and Lynn Leatherman Bennett of Cherryville. Allison was a member of First Baptist Church and worked in Daycare. She loved being around children. Allison was an avid Duke fan. In addition to...
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Ricky Eugene Fraley

July 17, 1963 - September 13, 2016

Ricky Eugene Fraley, age 53 of Creek Run Court passed away September 13, 2016 at Caromont Regional Medical Center. He was born on July 17, 1963 in Gaston County to Juanita Clanton Fraley of Gastonia and the late Melvin Eugene Fraley. Ricky was a 1981 graduate of Cherryville High School. He served in the United States Air Force from 1981 to 1983. Ricky then attended Gaston College and became a...
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Fay Spearman Jones

July 26, 1926 - September 6, 2016

Fay Spearman Jones, age 90, of Pine Avenue passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 6, 2016. She was born on July 26, 1926 in Spartanburg, South Carolina to the late Ernest and Meriam Jenkins Spearman. Mrs. Jones was a retired assembler for Wix Filter and an established member of the former Free Saints Chapel. Fay, along with her late husband Tommy, loved to scooter poot. They were two of the...
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James William Edge

July 20, 1931 - September 6, 2016

James William Edge, 85, of Wyke Rd., Shelby, formerly of Mauney Farm Rd., Cherryville died September 6, 2016 at Wendover Hospice. He was born in Greenville County, South Carolina, a son of the late Roy and Dollie Adams Edge. James was retired textile mechanic, and attended Lincolnton Church of God and the Kings Mountain Church of God. He proudly served his country in the US Navy. He enjoyed yard...
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Jerry Neil Heafner

December 8, 1971 - September 4, 2016

Jerry Neil Heafner, age 44 of Landers Church Road passed away Sunday, September 4, 2016. He was born on December 8, 1971 in Cleveland County to Jerry Alton Heafner of Lincolnton and Samantha Grace Neill of Cherryville. Services will be private.
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Lillian Frances Abernathy Goode

November 25, 1935 - September 2, 2016

Lillian Frances Abernathy Goode, age 80 of Myrtle School Rd passed away Friday, September 2, 2016 at Caromont Regional Medical Center. She was born on November 25, 1935 in Gaston County to the late Edward Lee and Velma Hoyle Abernathy. Lillian was retired from Dora Yarn in Cherryville. She was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed watching the Food Network. In addition to her parents, she was...
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Butch Carpenter, Sr.

October 19, 1950 - August 21, 2016

Clayton Eugene "Butch" Carpenter Sr. age 65 of Lincolnton Hwy, passed away Sunday, August 21, 2016 at his residence. He was born on October 19, 1950 in Lincoln County to the late Robert and Mary Lee Earl Carpenter. Butch formerly worked with Wilkie Construction. He enjoyed fishing, playing cornhole, and horseshoes. He also enjoyed working on lawn mowers. In addition to his parents, he was...
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Joey "Fuzzy" Jones

July 23, 1978 - August 20, 2016

Joey "Fuzzy" Lister Jones, 38, of West First Street, died suddenly Saturday August 20. 2016. He was born on July 23, 1978 in Cleveland Co. a son of David Jones of Lawndale and Tina Baker Jones of Cherryville. Joey was formerly employed at Walmart distribution Center, Shelby. Joey loved his family, the Dallas Cowboys, was an avid outdoorsman, was just a country boy, and was a regular old Jones. ...
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Christine "Teeny" Schronce

March 20, 1930 - August 18, 2016

Christine "Teeny" Dellinger George Schronce, age 86, of Harrelson Road, formerly of Startown Road passed away Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Carolina Care Center. She was born March 20, 1930 in Lincoln County to the late Paul Webster Dellinger Sr. and Illa Mae Byrd Dellinger. She was a member of First Baptist Church and retired after 25 years as an Inspector at Blackwelder Textiles. Teeny loved...
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Robert Lewis Bess

February 24, 1918 - August 16, 2016

Robert Lewis Bess, age 98, of St. Mark's Church Road passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at his residence. He was born February 24, 1918 in Gaston County to the late William and Birdie Jane Mauney Bess. Lewis was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church and a lifetime self-employed dairy farmer for Bess Dairy. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Louise...
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