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Obituaries 2-10-12

William (Bill) F. Wehunt

MILLS RIVER — SFC William Franklin Wehunt, USA, Ret., 78, of Mills River passed away Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at Mountain Home Health & Rehabilitation Center in Hendersonville.

A native of Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Frank Carl and Donnie Lee Keener Wehunt. He was also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Carrie Heavner Wehunt who died in 2010. Bill served in the US Army in Germany during the Korean War. He retired from active duty in the US Army Reserve and Civil Service Army Reserve Center.

He is survived by two daughters, Karen Wehunt Nantz and her husband, David, of Mills River and Kim Wehunt Armstrong and her husband, Danny, of Miami, Fla.; three grandchildren, Matthew Daniel Armstrong and Timothy Michael Armstrong, both of Miami, Fla. and Harley Rachell Nantz of Asheville; one sister, Mary Wehunt Frye of Vale and one brother, Kenneth Carl Wehunt of Iron Station. He will be missed by family and friends for his sense of humor and his extraordinary craftsmanship.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at McKendree United Methodist Church, 3537 Maiden Hwy., Lincolnton, NC 28092, with Revs. Jim Reeves and Roy Sides officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to either McKendree United Methodist Church, 3537 Maiden Highway, Lincolnton, NC 28092 or to Mountain Home Health & Rehab, 200 Heritage Circle, Hendersonville, NC 28791.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is assisting the family.

 

Brenda Gilbert Rice

Mrs. Brenda Gilbert Rice, age 70, of 2436 Heavner Road in Lincolnton, died on Wednesday, February 8, 2012.

Her funeral service will be 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Lincolnton with Rev. Dr. Stanley W. Spence, Rev. Phillip Campbell, and Rev. Dr. J. Dixon Free officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. tonight atWarlick Funeral Home.

Mrs. Rice was born January 27, 1942 in Lincoln County to the late Guy and Sally Watts Gilbert. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a sister, Willie Lee Robinson. Mrs. Rice worked in banking for 35 years.

She is survived by her husband, Franklin “Budgie” Rice of the home; and a daughter, Paige Rice of Lincolnton.

Memorials may be made to the Back Pack Ministry of First Baptist Church, 201 Robin Road, Lincolnton, NC  28092.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Rice family.

 

Inez Broome Rowan

(1920 – 2012)

SHELBY — Inez Broome Rowan, 91, passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at Hospice Cleveland County. She was the daughter of the late James Madison and Ida Fisher Broome. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, William K. Rowan; two sisters and four brothers.  Mrs. Rowan was a member of Central United Methodist Church. She was very active with the debutante ball and the Junior Charity League. She loved aerobics and staying physically fit. She also enjoyed gardening, needlepoint and interior decorating.

Mrs. Rowan is survived by her brother, Claude Broome of Greensboro; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends Joy and Carl Frazee. The family would like to extend a special thank you for the wonderful care Sterling House provided for Inez, especially Lindsay Albright and Patty Morrison.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Lincolnton. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150.

Guest Registry is available at www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com

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

 

John Robert McQuestor

John Robert McQuestor, 64, of Lincolnton died Feb. 7, 2012.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 11, 2012 at Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Warlick Funeral Home.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the McQuestor family.

 

Kenya Tomar Edwards

Kenya Tomar Edwards, 37, of Gastonia, formerly of Lincolnton, died Feb. 2, 2012.

Quiet hour will be held from 2 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. Feb. 11, 2012 at Providence Missionary Baptist Church, Lincolnton. Funeral services will follow at 2:45 p.m.

Gregory Funeral Service, Inc., Gastonia is serving the Edwards family.

 

Randall Byron Koontz

Randall Byron Koontz, 64, of Lincolnton died Feb. 8, 2012.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton.

 

Robert Richard McGinnis Sr.

Robert Richard McGinnis Sr., 62, of Newton, formerly of Huntersville, died Feb. 8, 2012.

Memorial service will be held Feb. 13, 2012 at 2 p.m. at The Good Samaritan Funeral Home, Denver.

The Good Samaritan Funeral Home is serving the McGinnis family.

 

Louise Saunders

Louise Saunders, 98, of Lincolnton died Feb. 10, 2012.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton.

 

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