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Obits 2-3-12

Leslie Diane Bracey

Leslie Diane “Loosey” Bracey, 42, of Lincolnton died Feb. 1, 2012.

Funeral service will be Feb. 4, 2012 at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Ebony & White’s Funeral Service, burial is private. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service in the chapel.

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


Lucille Jenkins

Lucille Knight Jenkins, 91, of Cherryville died Feb. 2, 2012.

Arrangements are incomplete at Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home.


Becky Wise

Rebecca “Becky” Ann Wise, 61, of Vale died Feb. 2, 2012.

Arrangements are incomplete at Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston.


Lucille Knowles Phillips

Lucille Knowles Phillips, 82, of Lincolnton died Feb. 2, 2012.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Feb. 5, 2012 at Providence Road Baptist Church. The body will lie in state for thirty minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Lincolnton. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Feb. 4, 2012 at Warlick Funeral Home.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Phillips family.


Robert Rhyne Pollock

Mr. Robert Rhyne Pollock, age 76, of 3741 Gastonia Highway in Lincolnton, died on Wednesday, February 1, 2012.

His funeral service will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at the First Baptist Church of High Shoals with Rev. Greg Hager and Rev. Charles Ingle officiating. Burial will follow in the Pisgah United Methodist Church Cemetery. The body will lie in state for thirty minutes prior to the service. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. tonight atWarlick Funeral Home.

Mr. Pollock was born February 9, 1935 in Lincoln County to the late Van Anthony and Alice Madora Rhyne Pollock. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Carswell Pollock and son, Jerry Pollock. He worked as a supervisor for American Efird in Gastonia for 46 years.  He was a loving father and grandfather and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by two sons, Jeff Pollock of Townsend, Md. and Jimmy Pollock and wife Stephanie Cook of Lincolnton; two daughters, Patricia P. Woody and husband Herman of Maiden and Peggy P. Smith and husband John of Newton; and four grandchildren, Justin Kyle Woody of Maiden, Christopher Robin Smith of Newton, Emily Marie Pollock and Jacob Van Pollock, both of Lincolnton.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of High Shoals, P.O. Box 37, High Shoals, NC 28077.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Pollock family.


Richard Lee Bolen

Richard Lee Bolen, age 69, of 987 Springs Road, Lincolnton, died January 31, 2012 at Catawba Valley Medical Center after an extended illness.

His funeral service will be 11 a.m. today at Emmanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. Michael Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. today in the North Wing.

He was born December 31, 1942 in Mount Clemens, Mich. to the late Raymond Odell Bolen and the late Anna Laurine O’Harron.

During his lifetime he was active in the Jaycees and other civic organizations. He was a long-time member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church. He retired from JPS Converter and Industrial Corp. where he was a production supervisor.

Richard was a loving husband and devoted father. He is survived by wife, Delores Burris Bolen of the home; son, Richard Douglas Bolen of Pumpkin Center; daughter, Angela Bolen Wilson and husband Dennis of Olin; one brother, Dr. John J. Bolen of Bend, Ore.; brother-in-law, Dr. Ray Lester Burris and wife Susan of Lincolnton; sister-in-law, Greta Allison Burris of Newton; two grandchildren, Mallory Taylor Bolen of Pumpkin Center and Andrew Bolen Wilson of Olin and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 216 S. Aspen Street, Lincolnton, NC  28092.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Bolen family.


Ruth Beam Carpenter 

CHERRYVILLE — Ruth Beam Carpenter was born September 24, 1915 in Lincoln County to George Cletus and Buna Hull Beam.

Ruth married Alton Carpenter of Cherryville, (North Brook), when she was 17 years old. She had four (4) sons: John, Jack, Gene and Pat. Her life revolved around the boys. She valued her religion and saw to it that the boys were in church. She valued hard work and saw to it that they worked hard. She valued education and saw that they went to college. She valued helping others and saw to it that they had a willingness to help others. She had strong candid opinions that sometime set others back and the four sons are the same way.

She had no daughters, but four daughters-in-law. Many times she would say “I have four wonderful daughters:” Dot, Eleanor, Linda, and Sally. She had eight (8) grandchildren nine (9) great-grandchildren and one (1) great-great grandchild.

Alton was a farmer, she was the farmer’s wife. She helped with the farming operation in the fields and the barns. She provided a very comfortable home and good meals for her family. As the boys were growing up, they had lots of friends and extended family that stayed at their home for a day, weeks, months — helping on the farm, eating good meals from the garden — sleeping in the Carpenter’s home. It was like a motel, always fun and everyone worked hard. The grandchildren loved staying at her house. It was like Disney World, only the food was better.

When money was short, she found outside jobs (clerking in a store, or cut and sew) to supplement family income, so the boys could have what they needed. A dedicated and hard-working wife and mother that made life better for so many others.

She was an active member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church, and United Methodist Women, and was active in the DAR for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers and a sister. She is survived by a sister Mrs. Martha Rhinehart of Mount Holly.

Mama, the boys have done OK, thanks to you — good wives, good families, good citizens, no jail time.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, at 12 noon, February 4, 2012 at Bethlehem United Methodist Church, with Rev. Roy Byers officiating, burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family is at the home of John and Dot Carpenter on 1138 Baxter Road  and will receive friends Saturday, prior to the service from  10:30 a.m. until 11:45 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 6753 NC 182 Hwy., Cherryville, NC 28021 or Crossnore School, 100 DAR Drive, Crossnore, NC 28616.

Condolences may be made to www.carpentersfuneralhome.net

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


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