Home » Obituaries » Obituaries 1-18-12

Obituaries 1-18-12


Carl Thomas Moore

Mr. Carl Thomas Moore, age 65, of 3998 Killian Road in Lincolnton, went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, January 17, 2012.

His funeral service will be 1 p.m. on Friday, January 20, 2012 at Crowell Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Stephen Porter officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The body will lie in state for thirty minutes prior to the service. Visitation will be from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 19, 2012 atWarlick Funeral Home.

Mr. Moore was born November 7, 1946 in Mecklenburg County to the late Lucy Mae Carter Moore. In addition to his mother, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Moore and a sister, Frances Linberger. Mr. Moore worked as a convenience store operator.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Carpenter Moore of the home; one daughter, Camy Sorge of Greensboro; one stepson, Gordon Scott Avery of Lincolnton; one stepdaughter, Donna Schlesinger of Prattville, Ala.; one brother, Paul Moore of Wilmington; two sisters, Peggy Stroupe of Lincolnton and Pearl Clewis of Gastonia; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Memorials may be made to Crowell Memorial United Methodist Church, 4018 Killian Road, Lincolnton, NC  28092, or to Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar Street, Lincolnton, NC  28092.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Moore family.


Bobby Robinson

Bobby Joe “Bob” Robinson, 72, of Lincolnton, passed away January 15, 2012, at his residence. He was born on June 7, 1939 in Cherokee County to the late James and Elizabeth Grindstaff Robinson.

Bob worked at JP Stevens-Ragan Plant for a number of years and later retired from Toys-R-Us.  He was loved by all who knew him.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today at Sisk-Butler Funeral Home Chapel, Bessemer City, with Rev. Rev. Scott Carpenter officiating.

Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Lincolnton.

Visitation will be 12 noon until 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

He leaves behind to cherish his memories, his daughter, Barbara Morgan of Calif.; son, Robert Burrell of Clover, S.C.; stepchildren, Danny Gray of Lincolnton, Denise Sparks of Gastonia, Mack Starnes of Gastonia, Cindy Thomas of Gastonia, Mark Starnes of Granite Falls, Candice Rednour of Vale;  sisters, Lemma Hedrick of Bessemer City, Jane Scroggs of Robinsville, Dorothy Chastain of Marble; brothers, Clarence Robinson of  Murphy, Amos Robinson of Andrews; 17 grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren

He is preceded in death by his former wives, Loretta Welch Robinson, Helen Starnes Robinson;  brothers, Claude Robinson, Lloyd Robinson, Andy Robinson; sisters, Juanita Hamilton, Frances West, Louise Scroggs.

To offer condolences, please visit www.siskbutler.com

Sisk-Butler Funeral Home, Bessemer City, is serving the Robinson family.


Virginia Hamilton Griffin

Virginia Hamilton Griffin passed away on January 14, 2012 at the age of 90.

Known to her friends as Toni, Virginia Griffin, was born to William Ray Griffin and Edith Hamilton Lutz Griffin on November 27, 1921. An Asheville native, she graduated from Lee Edwards High School and Brenau College in Ga. She devoted her early years to Girl Scouts as a Camp Director in Asheville, Lake Lure and Texarkana until 1960, receiving the highest honor an adult in Girl Scouting can achieve. She moved to Charlotte in the early 1960’s where she had a successful career as a financial advisor in mutual funds, ultimately relocating to Lake Norman following her retirement.

Throughout her life, Griffin was actively engaged as a leader in her community, her church and her profession. She was dynamic, self-reliant and independent, yet rooted in tradition and grounded in family and community. A pioneer at the time as a woman in financial planning, she sold mutual funds and advanced to Division Director at Waddell & Reed in Charlotte. She served as President of Charlotte Business and Professional Women’s Club, was active in the Junior League and volunteered with the Charlotte Symphony. She was a founding cornerstone member of Providence United Methodist Church in Charlotte, serving as Director of Christian Education, Women’s Circle Chair and Choir Director.

In the early seventies, Toni moved to Lake Norman where she pursued her passion for sailing full time.  She quickly immersed herself in the community and became a vital member of the Salem United Methodist Church, where for years she sang in the Choir and taught the Joyful Christians Sunday School Class. An avid sailor, Toni was a member of the Lake Norman Yacht Club and eagerly welcomed family and friends to share in her enthusiasm for sailing, motor boating, waterskiing and swimming. An ever gracious hostess, Toni entertained regularly and her lakeside home became an idyllic retreat for warm gatherings characterized by spectacular sunrises, peppermint ice cream, rocking chairs on the deck, therapeutic hugs, and her spirited sense of fun.

Preceded in death by her two brothers, Toni would be the first to remind us that she is once again “the rose between two thorns.” She is survived by nieces and nephews, William Ray Griffin III and wife Alice Griffin of Asheville, Karen G. Tinsley and husband Steve Tinsley of Charlotte, Suzanne G. Bowman of Charlotte, Joan A. Griffin of Rutherfordton, and Molly G. Bachmann and husband Peter Bachmann of La Canada, Calif. Also surviving are numerous cousins and great nieces and nephews. Services are to be held on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at Salem United Methodist Church with visitation at 10 a.m. and the service at 11 a.m. Salem United Methodist Church is located at 378 North Pilot Knob Road, Denver, NC.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Salem United Methodist Church.

Toni will be remembered by the many lives that she touched as a life force that filled every room she entered with her gracious spirit, clever humor and enthusiastic love of life. She was the family and community historian, chronicling the years through photographs, letters, scrapbooks and stories. Her greatest pride and reward came in sharing her knowledge and skills with people of all ages, living by the axiom that if you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.


Charles ‘Chuck’ Mabry Spence Jr.

MT. HOLLY — Charles “Chuck” Mabry Spence Jr., 54, died January 8, 2012.

A native of Gastonia, he was the son of Reita Lambert Spence and the late Reverend Charles Mabry Spence Sr.

Chuck attended Western Carolina University. He loved the outdoors and was a skilled landscape artist. He also loved to fish. He was co-owner of Sunstate Home Improvement and Pool Installation and Consumer Home Services. Most recently, he was a supervisor at Regent Park Golf Course.

Survivors include his mother, Reita C. Spence; brother and sister-in-law, David L. and Cathy Spence of Anchorage, Alaska; sister and brother-in-law, Deborah and Dennis Connell of Monroe; nephews, Clayton Connell of Columbia, S.C. and Phillip Connell of Charlotte.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his former wife, Debra Chazan Spence.

A service to celebrate Chuck’s life will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, January 21, 2012 at Unity Baptist Church with Reverend’s Frank Hatcher, Ernie Holland, Joe Lawing and Tim Parker officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Boger City Baptist Church, Building Fund, 2201 E. Main St., Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Condolences may be sent online by visiting www.mcleanfuneral.com

McLean Funeral Directors of Belmont is serving the Spence family.


Bobby Elliotte Sherrill

Bobby Elliotte Sherrill, 81, of Maiden died Jan. 15, 2012.

will be held Jan. 19, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Maiden at 7 p.m. The family will receive friends following the service. Interment will be Jan. 20, 2012 at Maiden City Cemetery at 1 p.m.

Goodin-Drum Funeral Home, Maiden, is serving the Sherrill family.


Clara Nell Cooke

Clara Nell Cooke, 82, of Kings Mountain died Jan. 16, 2012.

Visitation will be held Jan. 19, 2012 at Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston with a memorial service to follow at 7 p.m.

Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston is serving the Cooke family.


You must be logged in to post a comment Login