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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

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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Boyd Jabo Pruitt

December 7, 1971 - August 12, 2016

Boyd Eugene "Jabo" Pruitt, age 44 of Leslie Dr passed away Friday, August 12, 2016 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. He was born on December 7, 1971 in Cleveland County to the late Bobby Ray Pruitt and Nancy Smith Voncannon. He was employed with Paul Morris Roofing and formerly with Steve Cody Roofing. He was a member of Patterson Springs Baptist and Blazin Trail Cowboy Church. Jabo...
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Darrell Glenn Carpenter

January 6, 1938 - August 6, 2016

Darrell Glenn Carpenter, 78, of Washburn St., died August 6, 2016 at Carolina Healthcare Cleveland. He was born on January 6, 1938 in Gaston Co. a son of the late Flossie Maye Dellinger. He proudly served his country in the US Navy for 22 years and was retired from Southern Bell with 18 years of service. He was a longtime member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Member of Gaston Baptist Men's Disaster...
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Dorothy "Dottie" Wiseman

August 5, 2016

Dorothy Beam Wiseman, of Covenant Village, formerly of Cherryville, died August 5, 2016 at her residence. "Dottie", as she was affectionately known, was born in Gaston County, a daughter of the late Claude W. and Blanche Mauney Beam. Mrs. Wiseman was a member of First Baptist Church and retired billing manager for Carolina Freight. She was active in many community and civic organizations. In...
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Sandra Beam Tate

December 21, 1963 - August 4, 2016

Sandra Jean Beam Tate, age 52 of East 6th Street, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2016 at her residence. She was born on December 21, 1963 in Cleveland County to the late Hayward Hoover and Bessie Frances Hamrick Beam. She was a former manager at Tate's Grocery and Grill. Sandra was a member of True Gospel Holiness Church in Kings Mountain. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in...
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Bobbie Ann Mauney

December 15, 1936 - August 4, 2016

Bobbie Ann Mauney, age 79, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Robin Johnson Hospice House. She was born December 15, 1936 in Lincoln County to the late Thomas Seyborn and Sarah Irene Yount Mauney. She worked in manufacturing and was retired from Homelite John Deere. Bobbie was known for her happy, outgoing personality. She loved flowers and people and would do anything for anybody. In...
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Lynn Lee Beam Parris

March 18, 1930 - August 2, 2016

Lynn Beam Parris, age 86, of Tot Dellinger Road passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at her residence. She was born on March 18, 1930 in Cleveland County to the late Arvle Click and Marguerite Kendrick Beam. Lynn was a member of First Baptist Church and was retired from Gaston County Museum of Art and History. She had a passion for cooking. She was voted "Most Athletic" in high school and loved...
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Richard "JR" Hammond, Jr.

July 21, 1962 - July 30, 2016

Richard Wilmer "JR" Hammond, Jr. age, 54 of Eaker Dr. passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016 at Carolinas Healthcare System – Cleveland. He was born on July 21, 1962 in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania to Thelma Hammond Curtis of Claremont and the late Richard Hammond Sr. JR, or RawDawg, as he was affectionately known by his friends and family, was an avid fan of MMA fighting and enjoyed deer...
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Nell Beam Sellers

January 9, 1921 - July 23, 2016

Nell Beam Sellers, 95, formerly of Sellerstown Road, Cherryville, went to join her precious Lord and Savior Saturday, July 23, 2016 from White Oak Manor, Kings Mountain, reunited now with her devoted, loving husband of sixty three plus years, Joseph Daniel "J.D." Sellers; parents, Sidney Ervin Beam and Cleo Payseur Beam; and siblings, Inez, Raymond, Lorene, Lois, Will, Rachel, and Jackie. Nell...
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Cindy Bumgarner Cobb

March 31, 1960 - July 21, 2016

Cindy Bumgarner Cobb, age 56 of Vista Dr. passed away Thursday, July 21, 2016 at her residence. She was born on March 31, 1960 in Gaston County to Peggy Boyles Bumgarner of Cherryville and the late Merle George Bumgarner. Cindy was a member of First Baptist Church. She was formerly employed by Dr. Cordell Scott dentistry, Carolina Freight, and Eugene Grigg's law firm. She was currently...
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Margie Taylor Black

September 17, 1938 - July 14, 2016

Margie Taylor Black, age 77, died Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Brian Center of Lincolnton. She was born September 17, 1938 in Pittsylvania County, VA to the late James Irvin and Myrtle Eulaya Robertson Taylor. She was employed at Mohican Mills and Fab Industries as a billing coordinator. Margie was a former member of the Eastern Star. She found great pleasure spending time with her grandkids,...
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James Verlyn Reep

January 11, 1966 - July 9, 2016

James Verlyn Reep, age 50 passed away Saturday, July 9, 2016. He was born on January 11, 1966 in Gaston County to Joyce Marlene Ramsey Wellman of Shelby and the late Charles Albert "Alb" Reep. Jamie worked in construction. He enjoyed going out for runs and visiting the beach. He also loved to cook big meals and socialize with friends. He never met a stranger. Jamie had a big heart and loved...
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Deborah Ann Rickman Carroll

January 5, 1962 - July 8, 2016

Deborah Ann Rickman Carroll, age 54 of Romans Rd. passed away on Friday, July 8, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. She was born on January 5, 1962 in Gaston County to the late Elbert Dunn "Rick" Rickman and Linda Ann Crisp Seagle. Debbie is survived by her companion of fourteen years, Teddy George Messer Sr. of the home; son, Bobby Ray King Jr. of Rutherfordton; step-children,...
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John Daniel "Danny" Martin

December 2, 1946 - July 2, 2016

John Daniel "Danny" Martin, age 69, formerly of Belmont, passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at Brian Center of Salisbury. He was born on December 2, 1946 in Clay County to the late John William and Lottie Faye Mashburn Martin. He was formerly employed in the construction business and was a truck driver. Danny was always a hard worker and enjoyed life. Survivors include his children, Chris...
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Jack William Westcott

November 21, 1964 - June 30, 2016

Jack William Westcott, age 51 of Northbrook 3 School Rd, formerly of Maryland, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2016. He was born November 21, 1964 in Delaware County, Pennsylvania to Darlene McQuillen Westcott and the late William Westcott. Jack was a member of Providence SDA in Elkton, MD. He was employed at Denver Global and was also a professional picture framer. Jack was a wonderful...
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Kathryn Beam Sappenfield

September 26, 1925 - June 30, 2016

Kathryn Beam Sappenfield, age 90, of W. Old NC 150 Hwy, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family Thursday, June 30, 2016. She was born September 26, 1925 in Lincoln County to the late L. Berge Beam Sr. and Mattie Kendrick Beam Mauney. During WWII, Kathryn worked for the war effort in Oak Ridge, Tennessee on the Manhattan Project. She was a graduate of Lenoir Rhyne College...
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JoAnn Kiser Beckum

January 7, 1940 - June 11, 2016

JoAnn Kiser Beckum, age 76 of Sellerstown Road passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Carolinas Healthcare System, Lincoln. She was born on January 7, 1940 in Gaston County to the late James Clyde and Mattie Ethel Ware Kiser. She was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church where she was a member of the WMU, Young at Heart, and taught the six year old Sunday School class. JoAnn enjoyed reading,...
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Shirley Carpenter Hood

August 31, 1934 - June 10, 2016

Shirley Carpenter Hood, age 81 of E. Academy St. passed away on Friday, June 10, 2016 at Caromont Regional Medical Center. She was born on August 31, 1934 in Gaston County to the late William Cone Carpenter Sr. and Jane Vonn Daughety Carpenter. Shirley was a member of First Baptist Church and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was formerly employed at Carolina Freight and Gaston...
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Amelia Grigg Ervin

June 9, 2016

Elizabeth Amelia Jane Grigg Ervin, age 80, of Mary's Grove Church Road, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2016 at her residence. She was born on February 2, 1936 in Cleveland County to the late Samuel Andrew and Annie Ellen Dye Grigg. Amelia was a member of Buffalo Baptist Church. She graduated from Alabama Nursing College and retired from White Oak Manor as a nurse. She enjoyed playing the piano...
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Joseph Andrew Bradshaw, Sr.

June 5, 1927 - June 9, 2016

Joseph Andrew Bradshaw, Sr. age 89, formerly of Sylva, Jackson Co., passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at his apartment at Carolina Care. He was born on June 5, 1927 in Lynchburg, Virginia to the late George and Bessie Bradshaw. He was raised in Washington D.C. where he won the Duncan Yo Yo championship at age 10. Joe was a WWII Navy Veteran. He was a talented Artist who was a long time...
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Brenda Ann Waterson

January 2, 1943 - June 6, 2016

Brenda Ann Waterson, age 73 of Kinmere Dr. in Gastonia, formerly of Georgia, passed away Monday, June 6, 2016 at her residence. She was born January 2, 1943 in Gaston County to the late Annie Sparks and Lester Lee Darty Sr. Brenda was formerly in sales working with a dress shop and Merchandise Mart in Georgia. She enjoyed dancing and entertaining. She was also a talented decorator. Brenda's...
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Sarah Victoria Williams

November 29, 1942 - June 4, 2016

Sarah Victoria Williams, 73, of Missionary Dr., died June 4, 2016 at Carolina Care Center. She was born in Cleveland Co. on November 29, 1942, daughter of the late Coleman Isaac and Essie Peaola Cook Williams. Sarah was a member of North Brook Baptist Church, retired manager of Kentucky Fried Chicken in Cherryville, and formerly operated the Carolina Café at Carolina Freight. In her...
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Brenda Kay Shull

June 1, 1962 - June 1, 2016

Brenda Kay Shull, age 54 of W. Church Street passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at her residence. She was born on June 1, 1962 in Lincoln County to Illa Elizabeth "Lib" Simpson Shull of Cherryville and the late Jerry Kenneth Shull Sr. She was a member of Second Baptist Church and formerly employed with Sherman Textiles in Dallas. She enjoyed camping and spending time with her family. In...
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Randy Hillard Gantt

February 13, 1953 - May 24, 2016

Randy Hillard Gantt, 63, of Carrie Lane, died May 24, 2016. He was born February 13, 1953 in Lincoln County to the late Hillard Kenneth Gantt and Bryte Pearson Gantt of Cherryville. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. Randy was a very talented carpenter and was owner of Gantt Carpentry and Construction. He enjoyed listening to heavy metal music and was a Young & the Restless fan. In...
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Howard Thompson Biggerstaff

June 9, 1935 - May 24, 2016

Howard Thompson Biggerstaff, age 80, died Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Carolinas Healthcare Systems Cleveland. He was born June 9, 1935 in Burke County to the late Charlie and Hessie Bess Biggerstaff. Howard was a member of Reeps Grove United Methodist Church and Teamster's Local #61. He was a long line driver for Carolina Freight for over 32 years. Howard loved to cook, mow grass and watch his...
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Thomas Robert Tommy Willis

August 15, 1956 - May 22, 2016

Thomas Robert "Tommy" Willis, age 59 of Sigmon St. passed away Sunday, May 22, 2016 at his residence. He was born on August 15, 1956 in Cleveland County to the late Ralph Wayne and Peggy Adams Willis. Tommy was a member of New Life Outreach in Shelby. He was formerly employed with Doran Mills and later with Gaston Industries. He was an avid fisherman, huntsman, outdoorsman, and a member of...
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Evelyn Pauline Overcash Hanlin

February 17, 1925 - May 17, 2016

Evelyn Pauline Overcash Hanlin, age 91 of Cherryville, formerly of Largo, Florida died on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at Peak Resources. She was born on February 17, 1925 in Rowan County to the late Jacob Odell and Elsie Mae McDaniel Overcash. She was formerly employed in Largo at Enterprise Art and loved dancing. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis A....
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William Louis Knittel

February 24, 1942 - May 12, 2016

William Louis Knittel, 74, of Hepzibah Church Rd., died May 12, 2016 at his residence. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on Feb. 24, 1942 a son of the late Louis M. and Beulah LeBaron Knittel. He was a self -employed mechanic, machinist and salesman. Mr. Knittel was a member of Anthony Grove Baptist Church and the Cherryville Gold Wing Club. He found great pleasure in helping others, could repair...
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Kathleen Green Stiles

November 3, 1930 - May 12, 2016

Kathleen Green Stiles, age 85 of Ratchford Dr. passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at her residence. She was born on November 3, 1930 in Jackson County to the late Avery and Nellie Messer Green. She was a faithful member at St. Pauls Lutheran Church, Dallas. Kathleen loved caring for children, especially her grandkids. She also took great pleasure in baking, cooking and sewing. ...
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John David Shull

May 11, 1944 - May 10, 2016

John David Shull, age 71 of Mauney Lane died Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Carolinas Healthcare System Cleveland. He was born on May 11, 1944 in Cleveland County to the late Vernon Allen and Margaret Bridges Shull. He was formerly the owner and operator of CAC Mechanical and was a heating and air conditioner specialist. John David was a member of New Life Outreach, American Legion Post #100, NRA,...
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Walter Chris Ingle

March 11, 1956 - May 9, 2016

Walter Chris Ingle, age 60, of Ingle Mountain Rd. died Monday, May 9, 2016 at Caromont Regional Medical Center. He was born on March 11, 1956 in Lincoln County to the late Helen Owens and W.C. Ingle. He was a long line truck driver. Chris enjoyed motorcycles, playing music, fishing and loved to make people laugh. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister. He is...
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Isabelle Morrison Paige

September 19, 1923 - May 6, 2016

Isabelle Cameron Morrison Paige, age 92 of W. Academy St passed away on Friday, May 6, 2016 at Carolina Care Center. She was born on September 19, 1923 in Gaston County to the late Robert Jones and Isabelle Bland Cameron Morrison. Isabelle graduated as the salutatorian in the class of 1940 from Cherryville High School and was their first drum majorette. She received her bachelor's degree in...
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Stacy Lee Powell

January 22, 1970 - April 30, 2016

Stacy Lee Powell, 46 of Meadow Hill Ct. formerly of Cherryville, died April 30, 2016 at Testa Family Hospice House. He was born in Cleveland Co. on January 22, 1970 a son of the Robert Ernest and Mary Linda Black Powell of Cherryville. Stacy was a former security guard at Freightliner and a graduate of Cherryville High School class of 1988. He was a member of Flint Rock Coon Den, avid hunter,...
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Jimmie Anderson Phillips

May 30, 1934 - April 30, 2016

Jimmie Anderson Phillips, age 81 of Requa Rd. passed away on April 30, 2016 at Carolinas Healthcare System – Cleveland. He was born on May 30, 1934. Jimmie was retired from Carolina Freight as a long line driver. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Marie McClain Phillips; daughters, Lori McSwain and husband, Scott of Cherryville, Roxanne...
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Ronald Andrew Johnson

November 16, 1937 - April 30, 2016

Ronald Andrew Johnson, age 78 formerly of Shelby, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Somerset Court of Cherryville. He was born on November 16, 1937 in Cleveland County to the late Romey Andrew and Levonia Smawley Johnson. He formerly attended Polkville United Methodist Church and had worked for PPG and Dover Mill. He had a great passion for computers and technology. Ronald was also an...
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William "Bill" Franklin Garner

February 17, 1933 - April 28, 2016

William Franklin Garner, age 83 of Petes Rd. passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Sherrills Ford Hospice House. He was born on February 17, 1933 in Lincoln County to the late Howard Houston and Bonnie Cornwell Garner. Bill was a member of First Baptist Church Cherryville and a member of the Lincolnton Masonic Lodge #137 AF & AM. He retired from Carlton Mill and went on to receive his...
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James Michael Capps

April 28, 1958 - April 27, 2016

James Michael Capps, age 57, died Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Carolinas Health Care – Cleveland. He was born April 28, 1958 to Charles Lee Capps of Cherryville and the late Ruby Elliott Capps. James was formerly employed at Food Lion. He found joy in fishing and doing yard work. In addition to his mother, he is preceded in death by a sister, Sharon Moore. In addition to his father, he is...
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Derek Todd Pruitt

December 7, 1973 - April 19, 2016

Derek Todd Pruitt, age 42 of Capernium Rd. died Tuesday, April 19, 2016. He was born on December 7, 1973 in Cleveland County to the late Kenneth Michael and Rachel Rucker Pruitt. He was employed at Timken and formerly attended Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and was a member of the NRA. His passion was riding motorcycles, especially his Harley. Survivors...
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Rodney Lee Smith

November 5, 1972 - April 16, 2016

Rodney Lee Smith, age 43 of Leonhardt Rd. died Saturday, April 16, 2016. He was born on November 5, 1972 in Gaston County. Rodney was a member of Anthony Grove Baptist Church and formerly employed by Walmart Distribution Center in Shelby. He was a diehard Washington Redskins Fan. His main hobby was anything involving cars. He loved Nascar, fast cars, and antique cars. He was also a member...
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Daniel Ray Grigg

June 28, 1972 - April 16, 2016

Daniel Ray Grigg, age 43 of Cherryville and Charlotte, passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2016. He was born on June 28, 1972 in Cleveland County to Heyward Ray and Ella Costner Grigg of Cherryville. Daniel was employed with Reliance Paper. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Cherryville. Daniel was a songwriter and the lead singer in the band The Wiggle Wagons. He also enjoyed...
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Jessica Diane Ball

April 1, 1984 - April 14, 2016

Jessica Diane Ball, age 32, of W Highway 27 died April 14, 2016 at Carolinas Medical Center- Main. She was born on April 1, 1984 in Raleigh County, West Virginia to the late William Frankie and Dianah Marie Salyers Ball. She devoted all her time to raising and loving her children. She also had a love for rescue animals. Survivors include her husband, Sammy R. Black Jr.; children, Austin...
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Michael Wayne Hanlin

January 3, 1979 - April 12, 2016

Michael Wayne Hanlin, age 37, of Chester Ridge Dr. died Tuesday, April 12, 2016 in Archdale, North Carolina. He was born January 3, 1979 in Lincoln County to the late Betty Carol Kaalberg Hanlin and Kenneth Raymond Hanlin and wife, Carolyn Burgess Hanlin. Michael graduated from Cherryville High school and was an electrician for Laws Electric. He formerly attended First Wesleyan Church and enjoyed...
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Kathy Elmore Lovelace

September 24, 1951 - April 11, 2016

Kathy Elmore Lovelace, of Cherryville, passed away on the morning of April 11, 2016 at the age of 64 at Testa Family Hospice House in Kings Mountain, NC. She fought a courageous battle with cancer for ten months with much dignity and faith. Her husband Bill and daughter Tina always by her side. Kathy was formerly employed at Cochrane Furniture in Lincolnton for 18 years and later retired from...
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Ruby Lee Dedmon Black

June 19, 1922 - April 10, 2016

Ruby Lee Dedmon Black, 93, died Sunday, April 10, 2016 at her home on Tot Dellinger Road. She was born June 19, 1922 to the late Cornie Vashtie Wellmon Dedmon and Augustus Clee Dedmon. Upon her marriage to Charles Hugh Black, she helped him farm and worked in the local textile mills. In her early 30's she worked for David P. Dellinger, a local attorney and representative to the North Carolina...
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Patricia Ann Swink

April 14, 1943 - April 10, 2016

Patricia Ann Swink, age 72 of Jim Patterson Rd passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at her residence. She was born on April 14, 1943 in Lincoln County to the late Preston and Annie Laura Propst Swink. She was a member of Boys Town. She was a very talented artist who excelled in jewelry making and drawing. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by several siblings. ...
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Eva Dorothy Melvina Davis Grigg

April 1, 1923 - April 7, 2016

Eva Dorothy Melvina Davis Grigg, age 93 of Old Stubbs Rd. passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at her daughter's residence. She was born on April 1, 1923 in Cleveland County to the late Crowder Garmon and Lila Minnie Lovelace Davis. She was a graduate of Bethware High School. Dorothy was a member of Waco Baptist Church where she faithfully served in the nursery and the pre-school...
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Shirley Wilson Stacy Woody

September 9, 1947 - April 6, 2016

Shirley Wilson Stacy Woody, age 68 of Cherryville passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at Meadowwood Nursing Center. She was born on September 9, 1947 in Gaston County. She was a lifelong Christian who was faithful in her service to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Shirley was a retired school teacher in Gaston County. She had a great love for children and education. After retiring from...
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David Ronald Moss

April 12, 1945 - April 4, 2016

David Ronald "Ronnie" Moss, age 70 of Woodvale St. passed away on Monday, April 4, 2016 at Carolinas Healthcare, Cleveland. He was born on April 12, 1945 in Gaston County to the late Everett Vernon and Annie Sue Moss. Ronnie was a member of First United Methodist Church. He was a Vietnam Veteran of the US Army. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal...
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Joe Jenkins Ballard

January 18, 1937 - March 30, 2016

Joe Jenkins Ballard, age 79 of S. Jacob St. passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at his residence. He was born on January 18, 1937 in Lincoln County to the late Howard Blaine and Stella Mae Jenkins Ballard. Joe retired from Doran Mills and was a member of First Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Christians Motorcycle Association of Myrtle Beach. Joe enjoyed rocking on the front...
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Louis Elmer Erich, Jr.

March 30, 1922 - March 26, 2016

Louis Elmer Erich Jr. age 93 of Hillcrest St. passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Wendover Hospice House. He was born on March 30, 1922 in Elk County, Pennsylvania to the late Louis and Marie Schaberl Erich. Louis was a WWII Veteran of the United States Army. He and his brother owned and operated Erich Brothers where they built numerous houses in PA. He enjoyed hunting in his younger...
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Robert Melvin "Mel" Crocker

June 9, 1926 - March 25, 2016

Robert Melvin "Mel" Crocker, age 89 of Gastonia, passed away Friday, March 25, 2016 at Royal Park Skilled Nursing Facility in Matthews. He was born on June 9, 1926 in Mecklenburg County, the youngest of three sons to Herman Seburn and Opal Grace Carpenter Crocker. Mel was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church and a graduate of Lenoir Rhyne University. He was a long time resident of Gastonia...
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Steven Miles Watts

July 25, 1947 - March 21, 2016

Steven Miles Watts, 68, son of late Olin and Daphine Dellinger Watts, teacher, philosopher, craftsman, lifelong boy scout, artist, interpreter, author, poet, philanthropist, musician, advocate, historian, movie and television consultant, loving husband, father and grandfather, and everyone's favorite hippie, passed away unexpectedly yet peacefully at Carolina's Medical Center in Charlotte on...
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Norma Mae Dellinger Bridges

February 27, 1926 - March 16, 2016

Norma Mae Dellinger Bridges, age 90, of Barbara Dr. died Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at Caromont Regional Medical Center. She was born on February 27, 1926 in Lincoln County to the late John. W and Minnie Mode Dellinger. She was a member of First Church of the Nazarene Cherryville and a retired employee of Fasco. Norma enjoyed watching gospel song shows, doing yardwork and vintage television shows....
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Patricia Heavner Stevens

July 31, 1949 - March 15, 2016

Patricia Arlene Heavner Stevens, age 66 of Sedyewood Lane died Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at her residence. She was born on July 31, 1949 in Lincoln County to the late Earl Glade "Jack" Heavner and Dorothy Estelle Stroupe Pendleton. She was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church and formerly employed with Dollar General. Patricia was an avid reader and enjoyed watching movies. She is survived...
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Iva Jean Henderson

February 27, 1936 - March 12, 2016

Iva Jean Woody Henderson, age 80 of Dallas Cherryville Hwy., died Saturday, March 12, 2016 at her residence. She was born in Cocke County, TN on February 27, 1936, a daughter of the late Jim and Donie Gown Woody. She, along with her late husband, Clifford Henderson, were retired, self-employed long haul truck drivers. She enjoyed crocheting and cooking and she made the best biscuits and gravy...
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Donna Mauney Kraemer

July 24, 1953 - March 8, 2016

Donna Mauney Kraemer, age 62 of Shelter Rock Ct. passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at Levine and Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville after a fifteen year battle with cancer. Donna was born on July 24, 1953 In Lincolnton, North Carolina on a farm that grew everything. They never went to the store to buy anything, not even sugar (they used honey instead)! Her parents were Floyd Fred and Ruth...
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Jerry Wayne Bumgarner

July 28, 1945 - March 3, 2016

Jerry Wayne Bumgarner, 70, of Hicks St. died March 3, 2016 at Carolina Healthcare Charlotte. He was born on July 28, 1945 in Lincoln County, a son of the late Glenn and Annie Faye Upton Bumgarner. He was retired plant engineer for Travis Knits. Jerry enjoyed fishing, listening to music and was an all-around handyman. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother, Danny...
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Mable Louise Kiser Quickel

March 4, 1922 - March 2, 2016

Mable Louise Kiser Quickel, age 94, of Farmwood Dr., died Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at Carolina Care Center. She was born March 4, 1922 in Lincoln County, a daughter of the late Mike and Katie Hoover Kiser. Mrs. Quickel was the owner of Heavner Bros. Wholesale and a longtime member of St. John's Lutheran Church. She was a graduate of Union High School and her first place of employment was at...
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Margie Crocker Lineberger

July 25, 1930 - March 2, 2016

Margie Sue Crocker Lineberger, age 85, died March 2, 2016 at her residence. She was born July 25, 1930 in Gaston County to the late William Ray and Mary Emma Eaker Crocker. Margie was employed as an insurance agent for Durham Life, inspector for Vale Hosiery and most recently retired from Keystone Powdered Metal Company. She was a 1948 graduate of Tryon High school and a former Sunday school...
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J.B. and Naomi Newton

February 29, 2016

J. B. and Naomi Edwards Newton, of East Stagecoach Trail, died February 29, 2016 at Carolina Medical Center-Cleveland. Mr. Newton was born on March 3, 1941 in Cleveland County, a son of the late J. Z. and Marie Scism Newton. He was a driver for A.V. Dedmon Trucking in Shelby for over 40 years. Mrs. Newton was born October 22, 1939 in Cleveland County, a daughter of the late Gilbert Willard...
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Ina Lucille Grubb

February 20, 1939 - February 28, 2016

Ina Lucille Neff Grubb, age 77, passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at Carolina Care Center-Cherryville. She was born February 20, 1939 in Clay County, West Virginia to the late Squire and Alice Alma Nottingham Neff. Lucille was a loyal CNA at Carolina Care for 35 years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Andrew Grubb; sister, Mabel Blankenship;...
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Carl Jay Hollis, Jr.

September 8, 1956 - February 27, 2016

Carl Jay Hollis Jr. age 59 of Amy Dr. died Saturday, February 27, 2016 at his residence with his loving wife by his side. He was born on September 8, 1956 in Humboldt County, California to the late Carl Jay Hollis Sr. and Pat Holberg Hollis. He was formerly employed as a welder with Commercial Fabricators, Inc. Carl was a talented musician and singer. He enjoyed camping and being outdoors and...
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Patricia Beam Beam

April 30, 1930 - February 26, 2016

Patricia Beam Beam, age 85 of N. Mountain St. died Friday, February 26, 2016 at Carolinas Continue Care Hospital in Kings Mountain. She was born on April 30, 1930 in Gaston County to the late Alfonso and Elsie Edna Eaker Beam. She was a member of First Baptist Church and a former children's Sunday school teacher. Patricia had retired from REA after 30 years as a receptionist. She was a...
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Martha Bostic Christenbury

May 5, 1939 - February 25, 2016

Martha Lou Bostic Christenbury, age 76 of Greendale Dr. died Thursday, February 25, 2016 at her daughter's residence in Crouse. She was born on May 5, 1939 in Gaston County to the late Fredrick O. and Holbert "Hol" Cooley Bostic. Martha was a member of Daystar Baptist Church. She taught school for 30 years in Gaston County, most of which was at Catawba Heights Elementary. She enjoyed reading,...
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Timothy "Spider" Willis

December 1, 1954 - February 22, 2016

Timothy "Spider" Willis, 61, of Marsh Trail, died February 22, 2016 at Levine and Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville. He was born on December 1, 1954 to Prue Neal Willis Thornburg of Lincolnton and the late Klutz Lloyd Willis. Spider was a crane operator for Mid Atlantic Construction. He faithfully served in the National Guard for 23 years. In addition to his mother, he is survived by a...
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Ernest Ralph "Butch" Childers, Jr.

December 14, 1945 - February 18, 2016

Ernest "Butch" Ralph Childers Jr., age 70 of Bud Black Rd. died Thursday, February 18, 2016 at Carolinas Healthcare Systems – Lincoln. He was born on December 14, 1945 in Gaston County to the late Ernest Ralph Childers Sr. and Thelma Fern Waters Childers. He retired as the water plant and waste water treatment plant manager for the City of Cherryville after 30 years of service. He was also...
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Nell McGinnis Austell Daggerhart

June 29, 1915 - February 18, 2016

Nell McGinnis Austell Daggerhart, age 100, of W. Church St., died Thursday, February 18, 2016 at Hospice at Wendover. She was born on Jacob St. in Cherryville on June 29, 1915 to the late Wiley N. and Mary Ina Eaker McGinnis. Nell spent her early years operating a village grocery store, which served the Rhyne Houser, Nuway and Howell Mills, with her father and later with her husband, James P....
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Louise Kiser Kiser

August 1, 1924 - February 10, 2016

Callie Louise Kiser Kiser, age 91, of Cherryville passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at Carolina Care Center while surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Kiser was born on August 1, 1924 at home in Gaston County. She was the daughter of the late Samuel Oscar and Epsie Rudisill Kiser. Louise graduated valedictorian from Tryon High School. After attending Lenoir Rhyne College, she worked as a...
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James Osborne Snyder

March 30, 1928 - February 10, 2016

James Osborne Snyder, age 87, died Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at his residence. He was born March 30, 1928 in Rutherford County to the late James Henry and Julia Mattie Mae Sisk Snyder. James was an able bodied Seaman, owning and operating his own shrimp boat. He was retired from the U.S Army and affiliated with American Legion Post 100. James enjoyed watching the History Channel and was a fan...
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Jared Colin Ramsey

June 18, 1943 - February 8, 2016

Jared Colin Ramsey, age 72, of Stanley died Monday, February 8, 2016 at Caromont Regional Medical Center. He was born June 18, 1943 in Gaston County to the late Clyde and Pearl McCall Ramsey. Jared was a retired driver for Marco. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Eason Dean Ramsey; and sister, Annya Ramsey Brackett. Surviving is his wife of 36 years, Brenda...
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Faye Breedlove Randolph

June 1, 1940 - February 7, 2016

Faye Breedlove Randolph, age 75 of Sunset Lane died Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Caromont Regional Medical Center. She was born on June 1, 1940 in Swain County to the late Graden Dillard and Dora Adele Dehart Breedlove. Faye had a passion for flowers and herbs and enjoyed gardening. She was a wonderful seamstress and cook. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother,...
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Betty Johnson Wooten

October 18, 1931 - January 29, 2016

Betty Johnson Wooten, 84, of Old Fallston Rd., died January 29, 2016 at her residence. She was born in Gaston County on October 18, 1931 to the late Fonza R. and Vergie Benfield Johnson. Betty was a faithful member of Second Baptist Church, Cherryville, where she diligently sent prayer cards to the shut-ins every week. She read her Bible daily, was always at church when the doors opened,...
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Alfred "Don" Boyles

February 12, 1930 - January 28, 2016

Alfred "Don" Donald Boyles, age 85, died Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Carolinas Healthcare Systems- Lincoln. He was born on February 12, 1930 in Lincoln County to the late Joseph Russell and Vera Pearl Howell Boyles. Don was formerly employed as a machinist for Ideal, Warner Swasey and Freightliner and was retired after 31 years from the Army Reserves. He was a faithful member of Puett United...
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Cynthia Long King

July 27, 1948 - January 26, 2016

Cynthia Long King, age 67, of Second St. went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at Robin Johnson Hospice House. She was born on July 27, 1948 in Lincoln County to the late Carl Lee and Ramona Beal Long. She was a lifelong member of Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir. In her teen years, she helped carry the bricks as the Sunday School wing...
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Janet Sue Carpenter Shook

June 17, 1949 - January 22, 2016

Janet Sue Carpenter Shook, 66, of Long Shoals Rd., died Friday, January 22, 2016 at Caromont Regional Medical Center – Gastonia. She was born in Cabarrus County on June 17, 1949 to the late Boyd Hampton and Nellie Pauline Hinson Carpenter. Janet was employed as a case worker for Gaston County DSS and was also a Girl Scout Leader. She attended Bethel Lutheran Church and was active in the Women...
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Edythe Beam Carpenter

April 13, 1917 - January 20, 2016

Edythe Beam Carpenter, 98, of Tryon Courthouse Rd., died January 20, 2016 at Peak Resources, Cherryville. She was born in Gaston County on April 13, 1917, a daughter of the late Herbert Tracey "H. T" and Annie Paysour Beam. Mrs. Carpenter was the oldest charter member of Mt. Beulah Baptist Church where she proudly and faithfully was in charge of the flower arrangements for almost fifty years and...
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Collin Jacob Hovis

February 28, 2000 - January 18, 2016

Collin Jacob Hovis, 15, of Bridle Ct., died January 18, 2016 at his residence. He was born in Gaston County on February 28, 2000, a son of Stephen Dean Hovis and wife, Stephanie of Charlotte and Audrey Sapp Fishman and husband, Andy of Durham. He was a sophomore at Hopewell High School with hopes to pursue the engineering field, specializing in earthquake proof structures. He enjoyed video gaming...
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Beatrice Tootie Dellinger

March 27, 1933 - January 12, 2016

Beatrice "Tootie" Watts Dellinger, age 82 of Crouse School Rd died Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at Carolinas Healthcare Systems – Lincoln. She was born on March 27, 1933 in Gaston County to the late Charlie and Mae Funderburk Watts. She was a member of Crouse United Methodist Church and retired from Lincoln County Schools having worked at Crouse and Love Memorial. Tootie loved cooking, retail...
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Marvin Smith

September 1, 1945 - January 11, 2016

Marvin Smith, age 70, of North Dr. died Monday, January 11, 2016 at Carolinas Healthcare Cleveland. He was born September 1, 1945 in Rutherford County to the late James Wesley Smith and Agnes Frady Smith Bolick. Marvin enjoyed watching Ric Flair and professional wrestling, trips to the mountains and working on his grandfather's farm. In addition to his parents, he was proceeded in death by a...
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Jimmy Ray Gordon, Sr.

January 15, 1959 - December 27, 2015

Jimmy Ray Gordon, Sr. age 56 of Armstrong Circle died Sunday, December 27, 2015 at his residence. He was born on January 15, 1959 in Cherokee County, SC to Frances Gallman Simpson of Cherryville and the late James Thomas Gordon. Jimmy enjoyed fishing, riding motorcycles, and spending time with his grandchildren. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by sisters, Sandi Beaty and...
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Harold Eugene Self

January 28, 1937 - December 25, 2015

Harold Eugene Self, age 78 of Allen St. died Friday, December 25, 2015 at Wendover Hospice. He was born on January 28, 1937 in Cleveland County to the late William Calvin and Ethel Madge Self Holland. He was a member of Mary's Grove United Methodist Church. Harold was an avid fisherman who was very independent and strong willed. Survivors include his sister, Mary Frances White and husband,...
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Shirley Carpenter Smith

April 1, 1936 - December 23, 2015

Shirley Elizabeth Carpenter Smith, age 79 of Mary's Grove Church Road died Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at Peak Resources. She was born on April 1, 1936 in Gaston County to the late William Harvey and Mary Magdalene Bowman Carpenter. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. Shirley was formerly employed with Durham Life. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, painting, and crafting. She...
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Barbara Jane Anthony Haskin

September 18, 1942 - December 19, 2015

Barbara Jane Anthony Haskin, 73, of Sipe St., formerly of Benfield Rd. and Cherryville, died December 19, 2015 at White Oak Manor, Kings Mountain. She was born in Gaston County on September 18, 1942 to the late Woodrow Wilson Anthony and Edith Louise Noles Anthony Shull. Barbara was formerly employed at Cherry Oak Manor. Mrs. Haskin read her Bible and prayed faithfully. She found great pleasure...
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Jo Ann Dorsett Day

September 6, 1932 - December 19, 2015

Jo Ann Dorsett Day, 83, formerly of Rayfield Dr., died Saturday Dec. 19, 2015 at Peak Resources, Cherryville. Jo Ann was born on Sept 6, 1932 in Elkin, NC a daughter of the late Roby Glenn and Seless Edison Dorsett. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and was retired from Sweet Tree. Mrs. Day was an expert at crocheting and macramé and found great pleasure in playing nintendo. ...
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Troy Franklin Pruitt

October 13, 1943 - December 15, 2015

Troy Franklin Pruitt Sr., age 72 of Baxter Rd. died Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at Wendover Hospice. He was born on October 13, 1943 in Cleveland County to the late Avery Pruitt Sr. and Elvina "Vinnie" Self Pruitt. Troy was a faithful member of Second Baptist Church. He enjoyed serving his Lord in any way he could, especially through music. He was a member of the United Quartet. Troy retired...
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Forest H. "Frosty" Houser

October 1, 1960 - December 11, 2015

Forest Howard "Frosty" Houser, age 55 of S. Elm St. died Friday, December 11, 2015 at his residence. He was born on October 1, 1960 in Gaston County to William E. Houser and Dr. Judith Ford Houser, both of Cherryville. Frosty was educated in Cherryville Schools and attended Western Carolina University and Gaston College. He received an associate's degree in civil engineering and was the owner...
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Wilma Berends Roberts

December 8, 2015

Wilma Berends Roberts, of Hillcrest Dr., died Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at Wendover Hosipce after a very brief illness. She was born in Chase Co. Kansas, a daughter of the late Harry and Maude L. Odle Berends. Wilma attended Chase County Schools and was a graduate of Emporia State Teachers College now Emporia State University, Emporia, KS. She married her late husband Paul Craig Roberts in...
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Sue Black Sneed

October 2, 1926 - December 3, 2015

Sue Black Sneed, age 89, died Thursday, December 3, 2015 at Peak Resources in Cherryville. She was born on October 2, 1926 in Gaston County to the late James and Ava Wise Black. Sue was a member of First Presbyterian Church. After retiring from Ruby's Dress Shop, Sue continued as an at-home seamstress for many years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,...
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James Bruce Hamrick

November 29, 1950 - December 1, 2015

James Bruce Hamrick, 65, of Atlantic lane, died December 1, 2015 at his residence. He was born in Cherokee County, South Carolina on November 29, 1950; a son to Emma B. Hinson Hamrick of Polkville and the late William Dude Hamrick. He enjoyed sharing time with his grandchildren and yard sitting under the tree. Survivors include his wife, Vickie Hart Hamrick; son, Burt Timothy Hamrick of...
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Eric Lee Larkin

November 24, 1987 - November 28, 2015

Eric Lee Larkin, 28, of Hillcrest St., died November 28, 2015 from a suspected accidental Carbon Monoxide poisoning. He was born on November 24, 1987 in Cleveland Co., a son of Terry Lee and Sherry Ann Erich Larkin of Cherryville. He was employed at Keystone Powdered Metal. Eric had a heart of gold who would do anything to help someone in need and had friends in all walks of life. He found...
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Ronald "Ronnie" Lee Carpenter

September 18, 1943 - November 28, 2015

Ronnie Carpenter, 72, passed away very suddenly November 28, 2015. He was born in Crouse, North Carolina on September 18, 1943. He was proceeded in death by his mother, Merlyn Randall Carpenter; father, Hubert Carpenter; and brother, Dennis Carpenter. He is survived by his sister-in-law Marlyn Eaker Carpenter; nephew, Kern Carpenter and Cheryl (children Dennis and Austin) and niece, Denise...
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Fred J. Elmore, Jr.

April 1, 1947 - November 26, 2015

Fred Junior Elmore, 68, of Old Hwy 150, died November 26, 2015 at his residence. He was born in Lincoln County on April 1, 1947, a son of the late Fred Odell and Virginia Sloan Allen Elmore. Junior had attended Crouse United Methodist Church and was a former member of Crouse VFD. He found great pleasure in farming and gardening. He is survived by his siblings Sharon Williams (Rusty) of Crouse...
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John Paul McSwain

October 5, 1921 - November 25, 2015

Paul McSwain John Paul McSwain, 94, of Oakleaf Dr. (Mary's Grove) died November 25, 2015 at his residence. He was born in Cleveland County on October 5, 1921, a son of the late D. Grover and Vessie Petty McSwain. Paul was a member of First Baptist Church, where he was a part of the Dub Beam Sunday School Class. Paul proudly served in the US Army alongside the Tank division in Europe during WW...
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John Adam Gillespie

October 15, 1946 - November 22, 2015

John Adam Gillespie, age 69 of Sorrells Baxter Rd. passed away Sunday, November 22, 2015 at Carolinas Healthcare System Lincoln. He was born on October 15, 1946 in Broome County, NY to the late Maxwell James and June Hilda Griffith Gillespie. John was an active member of Bess Chapel United Methodist Church and United Methodist Men. He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in education...
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Boyd Dellinger

June 4, 1931 - November 18, 2015

Boyd Dellinger Charley Boyd Dellinger, 84, of Crouse School Rd., died November 18, 2015 at Carolina Healthcare Systems-Lincoln. He was born in Lincoln County on June 4, 1931 to the late Ernest and Ivey Devine Dellinger. Mr. Dellinger was a member of Crouse United Methodist Church and an Army veteran of Korea. He was the owner of C. B. Dellinger Grocery for 45 years, enjoyed people, gardening,...
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LaRue Brittain Boston

March 12, 1934 - November 15, 2015

LaRue Brittain Boston, age 81 of S. Dixie St. died Sunday, November 15, 2015 at her residence. She was born on March 12, 1934 in Cleveland County to the late James Esley and Annie Mae Perry Brittain. She was a member of Plains View Baptist Church and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. LaRue enjoyed reading, gardening, and sewing. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her...
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Kenneth Wayne Bridges

September 30, 1951 - November 13, 2015

Kenneth Wayne Bridges, age 64 of Mozelle Rd. ended his battle with Alzheimer's on Friday, November 13, 2015. He was born on September 30, 1951 in Cleveland County to the late Paul Thurman Bridges Sr. and Ollie Belle Sanders Bridges. Wayne was a member of Waco Baptist Church. He was a licensed contractor and owned WT Construction. He had a passion for hunting, fishing, and riding his Harley. ...
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