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Obits — 6/11/12

Robin Gilbert Burns

HOUSTON, TEX. — Robin Gilbert Burns passed away on June 6, 2012 at the age of 57, after a seven and a half year battle with breast cancer.

Robin was born and raised in Lincolnton, but has lived in Houston for 31 years. Robin is preceded in death by her father, Hal Gilbert and her brother, Larry Gilbert. She is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, Lawrence Burns; her son, John Burns of Houston, Tex.; her mother, Johnnie Gilbert of Lincolnton. She is also survived by her nephew, Matthew Gilbert of Johnson City, Tenn.; and sister-in-law, Vicky Gilbert of Lincolnton.

Robin touched the lives of many people. In her work with head-injury patients, she was an extraordinary advocate for her clients, helping them and their families deal with great challenges. One of her coworkers said that she often asks, “What would Robin do?” Robin affected many more people as a Liturgical Musician, playing piano for church services, including many weddings and funerals, since she was 11 years old. Her love of God was reflected in her music, and many people have expressed how deeply Robin moved them through her playing.

Rejoice that Robin is no longer in pain. She is now playing for God with Choirs of Angels.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at Forest Lawn Cemetery with Rev. Mike Rice officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday at Warlick Funeral Home.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Burns family.

 

Dr. George Lester Darrow

DENVER — Dr. George Lester Darrow, age 58 of Denver, NC died Thursday, June 7, 2012.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at Vesuvius Vineyards, 6173 Vesuvius Furnace Road in Iron Station, NC. The family will receive friends at a reception immediately following the service.

Dr. Darrow was born October 19, 1953 in Birmingham, Alabama. He was preceded in death by his father, Albert Henry Darrow. He was a father first, and a friend to many. He had a gift for helping those in need, and so dedicated his life to emergency medicine at CMC-Lincoln. He was a writer and reader, a lover of the open road, back porches and the great outdoors. He leaves a legacy of compassion and hope for the underdog.

Survivors include his three daughters; Hannah McAlister Darrow, Hilary Burk Darrow and Sarah Frances Darrow all of Charlotte, NC; his mother, Carolyn Dykes Darrow of Statesville, NC; three bothers, John David Darrow, James Daniel Darrow and Peter Nathaniel Darrow all of North Hampton, New Brunswick Canada; and sister, Saralee D. Trimble of San Antonio, Texas.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton, NC is serving the Darrow family.

 

Nellie Juanita Bridges Harrison

GASTONIA — Nellie Juanita Bridges Harrison, age 82, of 1621 Spencer Mountain Road, Gastonia passed Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Gaston Memorial Hospital.

Her funeral will be at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2012 in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Rumfelt officiating. Burial will follow in Gaston Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday at Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton.

Juanita was born in Lincoln County on May 6, 1930 and was the daughter of the late Charlie and Ola Sisk Bridges. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Louie and Claude Bridges and grandson, Jerry “Jay” Lee Harrison, Jr. Juanita retired from Gas Control Department of Public Service Gas Co. of NC as an integrator operator. She graduated Evans Business College.

Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Zemmie D. Harrison of the home; one son, Jerry Harrison and wife, Jeanne of Boiling Springs Lakes, NC; one daughter Vanita Evans and husband, Steve of Kings Mountain, NC; one sister, Margaret Heavner of Decatur, TN: one grandson, Cameron Harrison and wife, Misty of Bessemer City, NC; four granddaughters; four great grandchildren and special friends of 60 years, David and Lucille Pegram of Gastonia, NC.

Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton is serving the Harrison family.

 

Dennis Carol Martin

Mr. Dennis Carol Martin, age 63 of 659 Springs East Road in Lincolnton, died on Saturday, June 9, 2012.

A graveside service will be held 3:00 pm on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 2:30 pm on Tuesday at Warlick Funeral Home.

Mr. Martin was born December 12, 1947 in Lincoln County to the late Ruth Gladden Kadau and Dennis Martin. Mr. Martin was a veteran having served in the US Army. He was employed in textiles.

Survivors include one daughter; Angela Renee Martin and four grandchildren, Darrian Bonilla, Elijah Watson, Andrea Watson and Randy Watson.

For those who wish, memorials may be made to Warlick Funeral Home Martin Family Funeral Fund, 125 Dave Warlick Drive, Lincolnton, NC 28092

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton, NC is serving the Martin family.

 

Alene Brown Mauney

Mrs. Alene Brown Mauney, age 78, of 3045 Ramseur Street, Lincolnton, NC died Saturday, June 9, 2012.

Her funeral will be 2:00 pm on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. David Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton.

Mrs. Mauney was born October 29, 1933 in Lincoln County and was the daughter of the late Grandy and Virginia Smith Brown. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Jeremy Phillip Mauney. Mrs. Mauney was retired from Mohican Fab Industry.

She is survived by her husband, Dennis Lee Mauney of the home; one son, Kevin Mauney of Lincolnton; two daughters, Sandra Smith of Lincolnton and Kelly Dellinger of Lincolnton; six grandchildren, Kevin Dennis Mauney, Jr., Scott Smith, Michael Smith, Holly Caldwell, Ashley Dellinger and Alexis Dellinger; two great grandchildren, Parker and Presley Smith.

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

Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton is serving the Mauney family.

 

Roy Sherman Gwyn

Roy Sherman Gwyn, 39, of Maiden died June 6, 2012.

The funeral service was held June 9, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Grace and Truth Baptist Church in Icard. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends, June 8, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the church.

Burke Mortuary, Maiden is serving the Gwyn family.

 

Henry “Jim” Houser

Henry “Jim” Houser, 75, of Vale died June 10, 2012.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston.

 

Eugene Herbert Labar

Eugene Herbert Labar, 65, of Lincolnton died June 8, 2012.

His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. today in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family received friends from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. June 10, 2012 at Warlick Funeral Home.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Labar family.

 

Lorie Ann McClain

Lorie Ann McClain, 46, of Lincolnton died June 8, 2012.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ebony & White’s Funeral Service.

 

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