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Sammy Davis Woods

Sammy Davis Woods, 49, of Lincolnton died Jan. 24, 2012.

Funeral services will be Jan. 28, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Refuge Church of God of Prophecy. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service at the church. Burial will be private.

Ebony & White’s Funeral Service is serving the Woods family.


Allen Darrell Aycoth

Allen Darrell Aycoth, 49, of Gastonia died January 21, 2012.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Greene Funeral Service, South Chapel, 1503 S. York Rd., Gastonia. Interment is private.

Greene Funeral Service, South Chapel, Gastonia is serving the Aycoth family.


John Pressley Fredell Jr

John Pressley Fredell Jr., 30, of Mooresboro died Jan. 25, 2012.

A graveside memorial service will be held Jan. 28, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Lattimore. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be at the home of his sister, Shenan McSwain, 1001 West Cabiness Road, Shelby, NC 28150.

Stamey~Cherryville Funeral Home is serving the Fredell family.


John David Beam Sr.

John David Beam Sr., 86, of Cherryville died Jan 26, 2012.

Visitation will be Jan. 28, 2012 from 12:30 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. at First Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Jan. 28, 2012 at First Baptist Church.

Burial will be in Cherryville City Memorial Cemetery.

Stamey~Cherryville Funeral Home is serving the Beam family.


Nancy Gray Blackwell

AIKEN — Nancy Gray Blackwell, 67, entered into rest Jan. 27 at her son’s home in Lincolnton.

She was born in Greenwood, S.C. to the late Seth M. and Doris Todd Gray. She was a loving mother, member of Redds Branch Baptist Church and a former administrator at Savannah River Site.

Survivors include her son, Stuart Webb McIntyre, and daughter in-law Julie, Lincolnton. Other survivors include a sister, Linda Gray Webb, Aiken, S.C. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan McIntyre and a brother, Charles M. Gray.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 28, 2011 at 3 p.m., graveside Aiken Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Watford and Rev. J. B. Redd officiating.

Pallbearers will be Gene Hughes, James Johnson, Sammy Spence Jr., Thomas Tyler, Andrew Webb and William Webb Jr.

Memorials may be directed to Redds Branch Baptist Church, 390 Redds Branch Rd., Aiken, SC 29801 or Savannah River Cancer, P.O. Box 3694, Aiken, SC 29802.

The family will receive friends tonight from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Shellhouse-Rivers Funeral Home, 715 East Pine Log Rd., Aiken, SC.


Ruby Camilla Heavner Finger Sigmon

Mrs. Ruby Camilla Heavner Finger Sigmon passed away Thursday, January 26, 2012.

Her funeral service will be 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. Michael Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Hollybrook Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. Sunday in the North Wing of the church.

Mrs. Sigmon was born November 10, 1911, in Lincoln County, to the late A.B. and Ethel Houser Heavner and was preceded in death by husbands James Yates Finger and Charles David Sigmon and a son, B. Rodney Finger.  She was a teacher and principal in the Lincoln County Schools for many years.  After retirement, she volunteered as medical librarian at Lincoln County Hospital. She liked to travel and was active in church and community organizations. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church and served as organist for several years. She helped organize and was a charter member of the Review Book Club, served on the Lincoln County Historic Properties Commission, and was active in the Democratic Women.

Survivors include one son, James Richard Finger (Gail) of Granite Quarry; daughter-in-law, Nancy Finger of Garner; grandchildren, Michael Finger (Christina) of Shelby, John Finger of Willow Spring, Paul Finger of Garner, and Allison Gillies (Brett) of San Diego, Calif.; and two great-grandchildren, Savannah and Madison Finger of Shelby.

Memorials may be made to the Emmanuel Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 216 S. Aspen Street, Lincolnton, NC  28092.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Sigmon family.


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