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Obituaries 2-20-12

Hugh Gene White

VALE — Mr. Hugh Gene White, age 68, of 5792 Bill Ledford Road in Vale, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

His funeral service will be 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at Reepsville Baptist Church with Pastor Tracey Mull and Pastor Harold King officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday prior to the service at the church.

Mr. White was born August 14, 1943 in Lincoln County to the late Buford and Mary Hubbard White. He was a kind, loving, devoted husband and father and a member of Reepsville Baptist Church. Mr. White was retired from textiles.

He is survived  by his wife Barbara Clippard White of the home; four sons, Danny White of Vale, Larry White of Lincolnton, Pastor Tracey Mull and wife Susie of Hickory, Johnny Mull and wife Cynthia of Lincolnton; four daughters, Kathy White of Lincolnton, Debbie Sherrill and husband James of Maiden, Rena Black and husband Rick of Lincolnton, Teresa Hill and husband Mike of Lincolnton; one brother, C.M. White and wife Pat of Lincolnton; three sisters, Shirley Dellinger of Lincolnton, Hazel Gibson and husband Mike of Gastonia, Marlene Clippard and husband Donnie of Lincolnton; twelve grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the White family.


Odell Wise


Elmer Odell Wise, 80, of 2746 Peeler Rd. in Vale, died Sunday, February 19, 2012 at Hospice at Wendover.

Born July 27, 1931 in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Lester Jacob Daniel Wise and Lillie Maebell Young Wise. He was a member of Reeps Grove United Methodist Church and retired from Century Furniture after forty two and a half years as a machine operator. He was also a lifelong farmer.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Ralph Wise, and one sister, Edith Cook.

Survivors include his wife of fifty seven years, Verlene Mosteller Wise; one son, Ronnie Dale Wise of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Darlene and Bryan Lewis of Fallston, and Patricia and Wayne Davis of Vale; five grandchildren, Josh Lewis, Garrett Lewis, Robert Davis, Rebecca Upton and husband Ted, and Robin Davis; two great grandchildren, Jacob Upton and Kourtney Upton; brother and sister-in-law, Clarence and Thelma Wise of Hickory; and two sisters, Vergie Hoyle of Vale and Ellen Kiser and husband Ray of Stanley.

Visitation will be held at Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston Tuesday, February 21, 2012 from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

The funeral service will be at Reeps Grove United Methodist Church, Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Harry Andrews and Mr. Ray Leonhardt officiating. The body will be placed in the church thirty minutes prior to the service.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Reeps Grove United Methodist Church 8055 Reeps Grove Church Rd. Vale, NC 28168 or to Hospice Cleveland County 951 Wendover Heights Dr. Shelby, NC 28150.

A guest register is available at www.stameyfuneralhome.com.

Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston is serving the Wise family.


Nellie Sue Hovis Pressley

Nellie Sue Hovis Pressley, 57, of Denver died Feb. 15, 2012.

Her funeral service will be 2 p.m. today in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Denver Community Cemetery. The family received friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Feb. 19, 2012 at Warlick Funeral Home.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Pressley family.


Ronald Lee Ward Sr.

Ronald Lee Ward Sr., 62, of Iron Station died Feb. 17, 2012.

A Celebration of Life will be held Feb. 22, 2012 at 7 p.m. in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. prior to the service.

Warlick Funeral Home of Lincolnton is serving the Ward family.




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