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Obits 02-15-12

Betty Faye Swing Houser

STANLEY — Mrs. Betty Faye Swing Houser, age 81, of 1793 Hines Circle Road in Stanley, died on Sunday, February 12, 2012.

Her funeral service will be 2 p.m. today in theWarlick Funeral HomeChapel with Rev. Carol Ann Lawler officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. today prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Houser was born December 18, 1930 in Mecklenburg County to the late Claude William and Gladys McCorkle Swing. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by three sisters, Vernell Lowery, Hazel Christenberry, and Lorene Eury. She was retired from NAPA Auto Parts after 28 years.

Mrs. Houser is survived by her husband, Fred Wilford “Eip” Houser of the home; three sons, Cliff Houser and Terry Houser, both of Stanley, and Rusty Houser of Charlotte; one daughter, Cathy Houser of Stanley; one brother, Bill Swing of Monroe; one sister, Julia Clark of Charlotte; twelve grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar Street, Lincolnton, NC  28092.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Houser family.

 

John O. Gilleland

Mr. John O. Gilleland, age 79, of 303 N. Oak Street in Lincolnton, died on Monday, February 13, 2012.

His funeral service will be 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at Southside Baptist Church with Rev. Doug McClain officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. tonight atWarlick Funeral Home.

Mr. Gilleland was born August 5, 1932 in Iredell County to the late Ernest Blair and Mary Hux Gilleland. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca Jane Howell Gilleland. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Korean War. Mr. Gilleland retired as principal of S. Ray Lowder School.

He is survived by three sons, John O. Gilleland Jr. and wife, Beth H. Gilleland of Lincolnton, Jeffrey William Gilleland, of Lincolnton, and Christopher David Gilleland of Mooresville; two sisters, Hannah White and Marian Gilleland, both of Statesville; three grandchildren, Meredith Gilleland Fonseca, John Gilleland III and Amy Elizabeth Gilleland; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Camellia and Lucky Wroniewicz  of Richmond, Va.

Memorials may be made to Southside Baptist Church, 1725 Southside Road, Lincolnton, NC  28092.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Gilleland family.

 

Curtis Junior ‘Led’ Ledbetter

Mr. Curtis Junior “Led” Ledbetter, age 64, of 1109 Gaston Street, Lincolnton transitioned on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at Carolinas Medical Center-Main, Charlotte.

He was born in Anson County on April 16, 1947, a son of the late Robert and Georgianna Horne Ledbetter.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by three siblings, Robert Ledbetter Jr., Paul Ledbetter and Annabelle Medley.

Curtis attended Anson County Training School, was a member of Greater Moore’s Chapel AM.E. Zion Church. He was a brickmason for several years with Eugene and Haywood Easter as well as Fred Heavner. Curtis sang with the Spirits of Hope in the early 70′s. Curtis was gifted with his hands; he built the addition to his church, enjoyed riding his scooter and had a passion for fishing.

Funeral services are Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the chapel at Ebony & White’s Funeral Service. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the chapel. Burial will be private.

Survivors are his wife, Glynnis C. Ledbetter of the home; three sons, Curtis Sean Ledbetter of Lincolnton, Scott Gillespie (Tonya) of Salisbury, Robert Ledbetter of Baltimore, Md.; three daughters, Jackie Benjamin (Clarence) of Wadesboro, Nova Johnson (Stan) of Lincolnton, Lisa Ledbetter of Mt. Holly; a grandson he raised, Keidus Gillespie of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; one brother, James Ledbetter (Patricia) of Polkton; six sisters, Fannie Mae Ledbetter, Mondrew Walton, Betty Stuivant, Georgia Teal all of Wadesboro, Rossetta Ratling and Bobbie Lindsey both of Polkton, fifteen grandchildren, three great grandchildren

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

 

Robert ‘Bumper’ Allen Cockerline

Mr. Robert “Bumper” Allen Cockerline, 82, of Lincolnton passed away Friday, February 10, 2012 at Carolinas Medical Center: Pineville surrounded by his family. Born on November 21, 1929 in Lowell, Mass., he was the son of the late Earl Fletcher and Mary Elizabeth Jones Cockerline. He was recently preceded in death by his beloved wife of 55 years, Avice Sarah Devereux Cockerline also of Lincolnton. He was a veteran of World War II.

Robert is survived by his sister Sarah Mayall of Dracut, Mass. and by his five children, Allen R. Cockerline of Lincolnton, Robert B. Cockerline and his wife Therese, of Las Vegas, Nev., Gordon S. Cockerline, Susan Cockerline Leggett and Pamella A. Fuller and her husband David, all from Lincolnton. In addition, he is survived by ten grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.

Robert grew up in Lowell, Mass. He carried his love of Lowell and its history throughout his life. He loved to watch car racing, in which he had a special fondness for sprint cars, to travel to New England to see his beloved extended family, and to go bowling as often as he could. We will miss him very much, and we take comfort knowing that he is reunited with Avice.

Burial will be private.

The family has asked in lieu of flowers, please send donations to a Hospice of your choice.

The Cockerline family has entrusted arrangements to Jenkins Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Newton.

 

George Herbert Anker III

LAWNDALE — Mr. George Herbert Anker, III, age 47, of 110 Buck Horn Lane in Lawndale, died on Sunday, February 12, 2012.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at Daystar Church of God with Rev. Joey Williams officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Mr. Anker was born October 17, 1964 in Norfolk, Va. to the late George H. Anker Sr. and Phyllis Wyant McCroskey. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one grandchild, Jillian Rena Anker. He served in the National Guard.

He is survived by two sons, George H. Anker, IV of Lincolnton and Travis Ray Anker of Waco; two daughters, Mindy Lee Davis and husband Paul of Louisville, Ky. and Melissa Dawn Anker of Waco; a sister, Esther Murray and husband Douglas of Lincolnton; three brothers, Peter Hanke and wife Dixie of Mo., Victor Hanke and wife Whitney of Crouse, and Barry Anker of Waco; four grandchildren, Jacob Lee Davis and Anna Jean Davis, Lillian Morgen-Ella Anker, and Logan Wyant Anker.

Memorials may be made to the Daystar Church of God, 115 Industrial Park Road, Lincolnton, NC  28092.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Anker family.

 

Lula Kiser Harkey

Lula Kiser Harkey, 76, of Lincolnton died Feb. 14, 2012.

Arrangements are incomplete at Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton.

 

Lisa Ann Farley Rhinehart

Lisa Ann Farley Rhinehart, 45, of Maiden died Feb. 13, 2012.

Services will be Feb. 16, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Newton. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the church. Interment will be at Maiden City Cemetery.

 

Michael Wilkinson

Michael Wilkinson, 60, of Stanley, died Feb. 14, 2012.

Arrangements are incomplete at Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton.

 

Arline E. Edwards

Arline E. Edwards of Lincolnton, formerly of Virginia Beach, Va. died Feb. 11, 2012.

Visitation will be held in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home on Feb. 18, 2012 from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. Following visitation, a graveside service will be held in Evergreen Burial Park.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton and Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home, Philadelphia, Ohio are serving the Edwards’ family.

 

Lewis Tatum

Lewis Tatum, 92, of N.J. died Feb. 9, 2012.

Funeral services are Feb. 17, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service.

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

 

 

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