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Obituaries — 5-14-12

Bonnie Sue Gilbert Crowder

Mrs. Bonnie Sue Gilbert Crowder, age 80, of 5958 Hoover Elmore Road in Lincolnton, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 12, 2012.

Her funeral service will be 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at New Vision Ministries with Rev. Scott Mann officiating. The body will lie in state for 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. tonight at Warlick Funeral Home.

Mrs. Crowder was born December 15, 1931 in Lincoln County to the late Walter and Bryte Holden Gilbert.  She was retired from nursing.

Survivors include her husband, Don R. Crowder of the home; three sons, Gary Crowder and wife Sharon of Vale, Jimmy Crowder of the home and Stoney Alton Crowder of Lincolnton; three grandchildren, Julie Annette Upton and husband Aaron of Vale, Dina Baxter and husband Kensy of Vale and Erin Bowden and fiance Scott Deal of Kannapolis; three great-grandchildren, Luke Upton, Millie Deal and Maddie Baxter.

Memorials may be made to New Vision Ministries, 661 Clarks Creek Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092 or to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA  22312.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Crowder family.


Josephine G. Schronce

MAIDEN — Early in the morning of May 13, 2012, Josephine Gilleland Schronce, entered into her Heavenly Home 16 days short of her 93rd birthday at Palliative CareCenter & Hospice of Catawba Valley. Having been born May 29, 1919 in Catawba County, she was the daughter of the late Latt Garfield Gilleland Sr. and the late Hettie Robinson Gilleland of Maiden.

Upon graduating from Sherrills Ford High School in 1936, she was married on August 20, 1938, raised a family and worked in textiles for many years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ervin F. Schronce (2/8/1983) after 44 years of marriage; a brother, Latt Gilleland Jr.; nephews, Daniel Gilleland, Michael Gilleland; and brother-in-law, Fred L. Drum.

She showed unending love and devotion to her family.

She is survived by her four children:  Brenda Harvell Ford of Denver; Judy (Curtis) Neal of Lincolnton, Terry (Pat) Schronce of Lincolnton, and Dianne (Rodney) Beal of Maiden. Also surviving are seven loving grandchildren:  Lisa, Susan, Rhonda, Jennifer, Gary, Lena and Amy; ten wonderful great-grandchildren:  Tyler, Logan, Tanner, Rachael, Keely, Morgan, Nathan, Eli, Raegan and Olivia; sister:  Pauline G. Drum of Maiden; sister-in-law:  Laura Gilleland of Iron Station; niece:  Donna (Rick) of Fla.;  and nephew:  Stephen of Ga.

The funeral service will be held today at 5:30 p.m. at Mt. View Baptist Church in Maiden with Rev. Raymond Hamrick and Chaplain Larry Bolick officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 4:15 p.m. until 5:15 p.m. at the church prior to the service.

The family would like to “thank” the staff of Abernathy Laurels for their support and kindness which was shown to their mother during the past 6 years as she considered this to be her home. To the staff of Hospice of Catawba Valley for the unconditional love that was shown to our mother for the last two days.  Contributions in memory of Josephine may be made to Mt. View Baptist Church Building Fund, 5045 East Maiden Road, Maiden, NC  28650 or Hospice of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC  28658.

Visit www.burkemortuary.com to register your condolences online.

Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Schronce family.


Belton Paul Wilson Jr.

Belton Paul Wilson Jr., age 80, of Lincolnton passed away Thursday, May 10, 2012, at CMC-Lincoln. He was born March 26, 1932 in Lincoln County to the late Belton Paul Wilson Sr. and Tease Wilson.

He was a member of Moores Chapel Baptist Church and a tie operator in the textile business.

He is survived by four sons, Belton Paul Wilson III of Fallston, Walter Lee Wilson and his wife Ladonna of Lincolnton, Michael Todd Wilson of Lincolnton, and Corey Lamont Wilson and his wife Jennifer of Raleigh; one step-son, Freddie Bess and his wife Christine of Lincolnton; two daughters, Sandra Wilson and Ann Mayfield Hamilton, both of Lincolnton; fifteen grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.

Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Moores Chapel Baptist Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. The interment will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Reverend Albert Hillman will officiate.

Online condolences maybe made at www.efdrumfuneralhome.com.

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


Bill Payseur Jr.

William “Bill” Burton Payseur Jr., 88, of Cherryville died May 11, 2012.

Visitation will be 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. May 15, 2012 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Cherryville. Funeral services will be 3 p.m., May 15, 2012 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Cherryville. Burial will follow in the Cherryville City Memorial Cemetery.

Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home is serving the Payseur family.


Marsha Smith Lingerfelt

Marsha Smith Lingerfelt, 57, of Cherryville died May 11, 2012.

The family received friends May 12, 2012 from 4 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. at Carpenter’s Funeral Home, and a funeral service was conducted at 6 p.m. in Cone Memorial Chapel at Carpenter’s Funeral Home. Burial was private.

Carpenter’s Funeral Home, Cherryville served the Lingerfelt family.


Louise Devine

Louise Dorothy Taylor Devine, 88, of Maiden died May 10, 2012.

The funeral service will be held today at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Maiden. Burial will follow at Maiden City Cemetery. The family will receive friends, prior to the service, from 2 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. at the church.

Burke Mortuary, Maiden is serving the Devine family.


Linda Ann Hayes Isenhour

Linda Ann Hayes Isenhour, 67, of Claremont died May 10, 2012.

Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Claremont. Burial will follow at Providence Memorial Cemetery in Catawba. The family will receive friends today from 12:45 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. at the church, prior to the service.

Burke Mortuary, Newton is serving the Isenhour family.




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