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Obits 2-27-12

Charles David Holland

Charles David Holland, 66, of Hickory died Feb. 25, 2012.

Services will be held Feb. 29, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Hickory Seventh-Day Adventist Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Carpenter’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Lawndale.

E.F. Drum Funeral Home is serving the Holland family.


Elsie Moles Myers

Elsie Moles Myers, 69, of Newton died Feb. 25, 2012.

The funeral service will be held Feb. 29, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Conover. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow at Maiden City Cemetery. The family will receive friends Feb. 28, 2012 from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Burke Mortuary, Newton.

Burke Mortuary, Newton is serving the Myers family.


Anita Hiott

Anita Hallman Hiott, 68, of Cherryville died Feb. 26, 2012.

Arrangements are incomplete at Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home.


Naomi Ruth Franke Housley

The “Kings’ Daughters were among thy honorable women.” One of the King’s Daughters, Naomi Ruth Housley, 88, entered into the portals of Glory on Thursday afternoon, February 23, 2012 at Lincoln Nursing Center in Lincolnton. Naomi Ruth was born in Milwaukee, Wis. on March 21, 1923, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Franke. Naomi was the consummate Pastor’s wife as she faithfully stood beside her husband, the late Rev. Clinton Cecil Housley for almost 63 years. As a World War II war bride, she supported her husband who served as a Chaplain’s Assistant. With the war cutting short her initial college education, she graduated from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Ill. in 1947.

Naomi’s driving passion was sharing the Gospel message of the Lord Jesus Christ in children’s ministry through Pioneer Girls and JOY Club programs and in the King’s Gleaners Women’s Ministry in their local church pastorates. Her love for ministering to the hearts of children began at the age of 16 as a Sunday School teacher in her home church. A gifted storyteller, she communicated Gospel presentations to hundreds of children, many of whom were gloriously saved. Her legacy will be carried on through the lives of her natural children and the spiritual lives of the ones she joyously served.

Survivors include sons, Donald Housley of Madison, Wis., and Dean Housley and wife, Jan, of Lodi, Wis.; and Gloria and husband, Jeffrey Morrison, who live in Mooresville; five grandchildren, Mark and  Clint Housley, Janean Housley Glass, Nathaniel and Christopher Morrison, and seven great grandchildren.  Naomi is survived by one brother, Dr. Glenn Franke of Plymouth, Minn.

The receiving of friends was held Sunday, February 26 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home in Mooresville. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today, Monday, February 27, at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, with internment and graveside service on Tuesday, February 28 at 10 a.m. at the VA Cemetery in Salisbury.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to Trinity Baptist Church Kitchen Fund, 121 Rolling Hills Drive, Suite 214, Mooresville, NC 28117.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is serving the family of Mrs. Housley.

Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.


Betty Lee Leonhardt Reep

Betty Lee Leonhardt Reep, 85, of Generals Blvd. died February 25, 2012 at the Brian Center in Lincolnton.

She was born in Lincoln Co. on July 2, 1926, a daughter of the late Alda Leonhardt, was retired from the Carlton Mill and a longtime member of Oak Grove Baptist Church where she was a proud member of the Ladies Sunday School Class.

She is also preceded in death by her husband, Ervin Reep and a brother, Ted Leonhardt.

Survivors include her son Charles Reep and wife Patricia of Cherryville, Sheree Stroud and husband Kelly of Lincolnton, and Kevin Bost and wife Clara of Salisbury, grandchildren James, Don, Ricky, Lisa and Billy Gales and Andie Gaud and Dutch Leonard; nine great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 4 p.m. at Oak Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Travis Mull and Rev. Jack Calaway officiating with burial in City Memorial Cemetery. The family received friends Sunday at the church from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church, 407 Tot Dellinger Rd., Cherryville, NC 28021.

Condolences may be made to www.carpentersfuneralhome.net.


Helen Hayes McCallister Brown

Mrs. Helen Hayes McCallister Brown, age 70, of 1243 Rosehill Drive, Lincolnton died Friday, February 24, 2012.

Her funeral will be 2 p.m. today in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Lincolnton. The family received friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday at Warlick Funeral Home.

Mrs. Brown was born on November 7, 1941 and was the daughter of the late James and Ruby Spivey McCallister. She was retired from the textile industry.

Mrs. Brown is survived by her ex-husband, Walter Darvin Patterson Jr. of Lincolnton; two sons, Walter “Junior” Patterson and wife, Leslie of Lincolnton, David Patterson and wife, Lori of Lincolnton; four daughters, Macie Correll and husband, Lester of Iron Station, Theresa Richard of Lincolnton, Margaret Dixon and husband, Steve of Lincolnton, Ruby White and husband, Terry of Hudson; one brother, Charles McCallister and wife, Rebecca of Lincolnton; one sister, JoAnn Stacy of Lincolnton; thirteen grandchildren, Walter Junior Patterson II, David Patterson Jr., Ashley Lane, Jessica Lane, Crystal Bivens, Ray Correll, Denise Morgan, Angela Waldrop, April Waldrop, Ricky Waldrop Jr., Helen Bradshaw, Albert Junior Bradshaw, Hank Bradshaw; and eleven great grandchildren.

Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton is serving the Brown family.


Matthew Hail Hill

Mr. Matthew Hail Hill, age 34, of 1248 Redding Lane in Lincolnton, died on Sunday, February 26, 2012.

His funeral service will be 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Warlick Funeral Home.

Mr. Hill was born August 7, 1977 in York County, S.C. to David Roy Hill and Karen Sydelle Pittman. He was a shift manager with Taco Bell.

Survivors include two sons, David Vaughn Hill and Christopher James Hill and one daughter, Jessica Margaret Hill all of Rock Hill, S.C.; father and stepmother, David R. and Donna Kay Hill of Rock Hill, S.C.; mother, Karen S. Pittman of the home; one brother, Trinity Dillon Hafner of the home; one sister, Amy June Benehalley of Rock Hill, S.C.; two aunts, Robin Compton, Alisa Beaver; one uncle, Danny Hill and numerous cousins and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Warlick Funeral Home, % Matthew Hill Funeral Fund, 125 Dave Warlick Drive, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Hill family.


Thelma Causey Lowrimore

Mrs. Thelma Causey Lowrimore passed away peacefully Friday, February 24 at The Brian Center, Lincolnton.

Her funeral service was 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 26, 2012 in theWarlick Funeral HomeChapel with Chaplain William Robertson and Mr. Tom Henley officiating. Burial followed in Hollybrook Cemetery. The family received friends from 2:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Lowrimore was a passionate advocate for the disabled population in Lincoln County. She was co-founder and president of the Lincoln County chapter of ARC. Her other work for the developmentally disabled includes helping start a daycare at First Presbyterian Church in Lincolnton and a Sunday School class and Explorer Post at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Lincolnton. She also was administrator of Lincoln County Group Home.

She was the daughter of the late W.A. and Lela Causey. She was preceded in death by her husbands, David Roy Seymour and Augustus (Gus) Lowrimore; son David Roy Seymour Jr.; and brothers, W.J. Causey and Archie J. Causey.

She is survived by her daughter, Gladys Seymour Hollis of Lincolnton; son Archie Livingston Lowrimore of Morganton; granddaughter Natalie Hollis of Cornelius, and granddaughter and grandson-in-law Amanda and Ross Sinodis of Apex; sister, Joyce Gilbert of Lincolnton, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials can be made to the Enola Group, 300 Enola Road, Morganton, NC  28652.  Please include “Evergreen Cottage” on the memo line.

Warlick Funeral Home served the Lowrimore family.

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