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Margaret Quickel Smevog

(1924 – 2012)

SHELBY — Margaret Quickel Smevog of 401-1 Holman Drive died peacefully at home on January 6, 2012 at the age of 87.  Mrs. Smevog was born July 17, 1924 in New Market, Va. to the late Michael C. Quickel and Georgia Rhodes Quickel. She graduated from Lincolnton High School and Lenior-Rhyne College. She retired from teaching high school English with Cumberland County Schools, Fayetteville.  After retirement, she served as a summer hostess for several years at Lutheridge Camp and Conference Center. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Conover, and attended Shelby Presbyterian Church after moving to Shelby. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Richard H. Smevog and her brothers James Quickel, William Quickel, George Quickel and Carroll Quickel.

Mrs. Smevog is survived by her three daughters and their husbands, Susan and Sonny Lemus of St. Petersburg, Fla., Becky and Donn Buck of Morehead City, Anne and Charles Langley of Shelby; one son Jimmy Smevog and Debbie Johnson of Conover; six grandchildren, Rick Lemus of Tampa, Fla., Philip and Jodi Buck of Shelby, Kristen and Brady Scheib of Kodiak, Alaska, Thomas and Catherine Couch of Shelby, Anna Langley of Shelby, and Michael and Rachael Smevog of Virginia Beach, Va.; five great- grandchildren, Eliza Buck, Kyler Scheib, Mallory Scheib, Juliana Smevog and Jocelyn Smevog; sister-in-law, Doris Quickel of Rockford, Tenn., and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at Lafayette Memorial Park, Fayetteville on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Delores Langley officiating. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at Shelby Presbyterian Church with Dr. Luke Harkey officiating. The family will receive friends after the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shelby Presbyterian Church, 226 East Graham Street, Shelby, NC 28150, Faith Lutheran Church, 439 7th St. Pl SW, Conover, NC 28613, Lutheridge, 2049 Upper Laurel Drive, Arden, NC, 28704 or Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (Quickel Scholarship), 4201 N. Main Street, Columbia, SC 29203.

The family would like to thank Shelby Medical Associates and Hospice of Cleveland County for their wonderful care and also to acknowledge the dedication and love of Mrs. Smevog’s caregivers – Cynthia Littlejohn, Leanne Clary, Rhonda Collins and Frances Smith.

Guest Registry is available at www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com

Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Smevog family.

 

Jim Harm Van Dyke Jr. ‘Dyke’

Mr. Jim Harm Van Dyke Jr. “Dyke,” 66 of 1940 Highway 27 West in Lincolnton, died on Saturday, January 7, 2012.

His funeral service will be 2 p.m. on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at West Side House of Prayer with Rev. Chris Randall officiating. His body will lie in state for 30 minutes prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow in Hull’s Grove North Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 atWarlick Funeral Home.

Mr. Van Dyke was born September 4, 1945 in Lincoln County to Connie Prue Hull Van Dyke and the late Jim Van Dyke Sr. In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by one son, James Stewart Van Dyke; two brothers, Major Lee Van Dyke, George Ray Van Dyke; one sister, Cynthia Jones. Mr. Van Dyke was a deacon of West Side House of Prayer where he was a very active member. He loved his church and his church family. Mr. Van Dyke was a truck driver with Piedmont Express.

Survivors include his wife, Rev. Hazel Sailors Van Dyke of the home; one son, Jimmy Ray Van Dyke and wife Margaret of Casar; four daughters, Gay Laree Van Dyke of Lincolnton, Donna Owens and husband Buster of Lincolnton, Tabatha Hopper and husband James of Shelby, Mary Flynn of Lincolnton; two sisters, Peggy Beaver and Joy Kay Davis, both of Lincolnton; 19 grandchildren, Daisy Owens, Bradley Owens, Rebecca Owens, A.J. Castillo, Gloria Castillo, Rocky Jay Castillo, Brianna Boyles, Shandel Neal, Brandon Flowers, Amaria Cook, Jamiah Hopper, Javion Hopper, Justin Van Dyke, Tina Van Dyke, Barbie Lovelace, Terry James Sailors, Kimberly Sailors, Brian Sailors, David Sailors; three great-grandchildren, Hunter Allen Neal, Ty Stiles and Kaela Stiles.

Memorials may be made to West Side House of Prayer, 4260 Flay Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092 or to Warlick Funeral Home, c/o Jim Van Dyke Funeral Fund, PO Box 1407, Lincolnton, NC 28093.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Van Dyke family.

 

Michael ‘Smokey’ Herman Reynolds

Mr. Michael “Smokey” Herman Reynolds, age 55, of Woodmont Circle in Lincolnton and formerly of Vale died on Friday, January 6, 2012.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 in theWarlick Funeral HomeChapel with Rev. Joe Ervin officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Reynolds was born July 19, 1956 in Cleveland County to the late Herman R. and Blanche Stirewalt Reynolds. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Carol Cardinale. Mr. Reynolds worked in the furniture industry.

Survivors include one sister, Cathy Dismuke of the home; three nieces, Ashley Dismuke, Brittany Dismuke both of Lincolnton and Frances Micheles, Long Island, N.Y.; one nephew, Dean Cardinale, Calif.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Reynolds family.

 

Mr. Barron Douglas Goodson

ROCKWELL — Barron Douglas Goodson, 62, entered into peaceful, eternal rest on Thursday, January 5, 2012, in his country home where he was surrounded by his devoted family following his twenty month survivorship of cancer. Mr. Goodson was born August 13, 1949 in Lincoln County to the late Mary and Ray Goodson. He attended Lincoln County Schools where he was an honor student, member of the Key Club, athlete, Eagle Scout and recipient of the God and Country Award. He graduated in 1971 with a BS in business administration from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill where he was on the Dean’s List. Mr. Goodson was employed first in manufacturing supervision with Cannon Mills, Inc. Then he became a purchasing agent and eventually the director of all domestic purchasing for Fieldcrest-Cannon and Pillowtex, working in all three entities for 32 years.  He was president of Tanglebriar Investments.

He was also a licensed building contractor and real estate broker for B and R Realty.  He served both as chairman of the Board of Directors for Southern Select Credit Union, Kannapolis, and as a board member.  He was a past member of Faith Civitan Club. Mr. Goodson was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church, Lincolnton, and then Faith Baptist Church, Faith.

Barron was a devoted husband to Sharon Ragan Goodson for 38 years and a loving father to Dr. Summer Gail Goodson of Chapel Hill and Sunni Leigh Goodson of Dublin, Ireland. He is also survived by sister, Sherri G. Early of Concord; brothers, Lilburn K. Goodson of Houston, Tex., and Jerry R. Goodson of Kannapolis; in-laws Dot and JW Ragan of Kannapolis; brothers-in-law Dr. Eddie James Ragan of Old Fort and Steven Wesley Ragan of King and families,  as well as many extended family members whom he thoroughly enjoyed.

Barron was known for his Christlike qualities, his gentlemanly, quiet manners, and his enthusiasm for and expertise in classic cars. He was a loyal Carolina fan and an avid reader who also enjoyed travelling in this country as well as abroad to his ancestral roots. The bravery and perseverance as well as humility with which he approached his illness have inspired many to follow in the godly steps of this kind-hearted man.

A highlight of his life was recently showing the West to his family, having travelled there previously with his dear friend Randy Yarber.  He described the scenic national parks as “God’s country”.

A service of thanksgiving to God for Barron’s life was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 8, 2012, at Faith Baptist Church in Faith conducted by Pastor Joe Smith, Reverend Dale Bost, a good friend, and Pastor Spencer Swain of Grace Lower Stone Church, Rockwell. The body lied in state at the church from 1:15 p.m. until 2 p.m. for a time of reflection and meditation with instrumental music. Interment will follow at Grace Lower Stone Church.

The family received friends at Lady’s Funeral Home, Saturday, January 7, 2012 from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Relay for Life.org, Kannapolis event or to the North Carolina Lung Cancer Partnership, 4000 Blue Ridge Road, Suite 170, Raleigh, NC, 27612.

The family wishes to express profound gratitude to UNC’s Lineberger Cancer Treatment Center, Drs. Mark Socinski and Jared Weiss, nurse navigators Amy Marzinsky and Tammy Allred; Dr. Christopher B. Jones and staff of Northeast Oncology, George Batte Center; nurses of the hospital oncology unit; Cabarrus County Hospice, nurse Jennifer Carroll and CNA Dora Boger,  and the Northeast Pain Management Clinic.

Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.   Ps. 37:37                                                                              

Remembrances may be sent to the family at www.ladysfuneralhome.com.

Lady’s Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family of Mr. Goodson.

 

Patrick Collins Pulliam

Patrick Collins Pulliam, 41, of Hickory died.

A memorial service will be held today at 4 p.m. at Burke Mortuary Chapel in Newton.

The family will receive friends today from 2:30 p.m. until 3:45 at Burke Mortuary in Newton.

Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Pulliam family.

 

Clyde Buford Brown

Clyde Buford Brown, 85, of Cherryville died Jan. 5, 2012.

Funeral services were held Jan. 8, 2012 at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Burial followed in City Memorial Cemetery. The family received friends at First Baptist Church from 2 p.m. until 2:45 p.m.

Carpenter’s Funeral Home, Cherryville served the Brown family.

 

Carrie Carson

Carrie Carson, 101, of Lincolnton died Jan. 7, 2012.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ebony & White’s Funeral Service.

 

Bobby Jay Whitener

Bobby Jay Whitener, 62, of Lincolnton died Jan. 6, 2012.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ebony & White’s Funeral Service.

 

Joseph Rozzell

Joseph Rozzell, 84, of Iron Station died Jan. 7, 2012.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ebony & White’s Funeral Service.

 

Betty Stroupe Hudson

Betty Stroupe Hudson, 93, of Cherryville died Jan. 7, 2012.

Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Cone Memorial Chapel of Carpenter’s Funeral Home. Burial will follow at City Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends today from 12:30 p.m. until 1:45 p.m.

Carpenter’s Funeral Home, Cherryville, is serving the Hudson family.

 

Jack L. Harrison

Jack L. Harrison, 87, died Jan. 6, 2012.

A Service of Remembrance will be held today at 1 p.m. at Burke Mortuary Chapel in Newton. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 12:45 p.m. at Burke Mortuary in Newton.

Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Harrison family.

 

Bruce Glenn Kiser

Bruce Glenn Kiser, 61, of Hickory died Jan. 6, 2012.

A memorial service was held today at 11 a.m. at Burke Mortuary Chapel in Newton. The family received friends today from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m.

Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Kiser family.

 

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