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Obits 7-23-12


Robert Henry Lineberger

Robert Henry Lineberger, 91, of Country Club Road, Lincolnton, entered peacefully into life-eternal on July 21, 2012 at his home.

He was compassionate and kind to all — a true Southern gentleman. Born October 26, 1920 he was the son of the late Fleta Crowell Lineberger and Barnett Cornelius Lineberger. After graduating from Lincolnton High School, he graduated from Duke University with a degree in English and Journalism. Immediately after college, he enlisted in the US Army Air Force where he became a Captain. He ferried planes to different airbases and flew every type of plane in the air force except for three. During WWII he was a “Hump” pilot flying dangerous cargo missions over the Himalayan Mountains of the China, Burma, India border. Mr. Lineberger was honored by placing his WWII story and picture on one of the battleship USS North Carolina’s commerative walls. After WWII he worked briefly for The Atlanta Constitution. He returned to Lincolnton to join his father and brothers at Lineberger Brothers Cotton. Mr. Lineberger was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church, which his grandfather Crowell helped build, for all of his 91 years serving on various committees, teaching high school and adult Sunday school classes. He was also a faithful member of Holden Beach Chapel. In 1970, Mr. Lineberger became the first Republican Lincoln County Commissioner in over 50 years. He served on the NC Aeronautics Board for Governor James Martin, was a member of the Air Force Academy review board, served on the Lincoln-Gaston mental health board, was active with Kiwanis Club and was instrumental in founding the Flo Robinson Literary Competition.

Mr. Lineberger was preceded in death by his wife of 54years, Laura “Susty” Turbyfill, and his brothers B. C. Lineberger Jr. and John Walter Lineberger.

He is survived by his children, Laura Fleta Lineberger and Robert H. Lineberger Jr. (Lois) of Lincolnton; four grandchildren, Logan Lineberger Lawing, Will Lineberger (Alesha), Mary Heather Lineberger, and Lydia Lineberger; one great grandchild Anderson Henry Lineberger. He is also survived by his dog Belle, a very loyal companion for 15 years.

Bob-Bob, as he was affectionately called by friends and family, will be remembered as a great man who touched the lives of many people throughout the world.

The family will receive friends at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. tonight. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2012.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Lincoln County, The Humane Society, or First United Methodist Church building fund, 201 E. Main St., Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Warlick Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Annie Sue Roberts

Mrs. Annie Sue Roberts, age 87, of 912 E. Lincoln Street, Lincolnton, died Sunday, July 22, 2012.

Her funeral will be 12 noon Wednesday, July 25, 2012 in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Lincolnton.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton.

Mrs. Roberts was born on July 31, 1924 in Gaston County, and was the daughter of the late Nancy Pruett and Thomas Nathan Dellinger. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. Roberts. Mrs. Roberts, a beloved grandmother, will always be remembered for her love of flowers and gardening as well as her kindness towards others. She was retired from Leslie Faye in Lincolnton.

Mrs. Roberts is survived by two sons, Wade C. Roberts of Lincolnton and Steve Thomas Roberts of Maiden, and three grandchildren.

Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton is serving the Roberts family.


Vivalee Irene ‘Bid’ Chapman Seagle

Mrs. Vivalee Irene “Bid” Chapman Seagle, age 84, of 7851 Keistlers Store Road, Sherrills Ford, died July 22, 2012.

Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 5 p.m. in theWarlick Funeral HomeChapel in Lincolnton with the Reverend Chad Butler officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday at Warlick Funeral home from 3:30 p.m. until 4:45 p.m. prior to the service.

Mrs. Seagle was born on July 29, 1927, daughter of the late Austin A. and Jessie Finger Chapman. She was a cook at Midway Marina Gallery for 26 years before retiring. Since retirement she loved playing Canasta and sharing time with her great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son, Chuck Seagle, a daughter, Pamela Seagle, brothers, June, Doye and Don Chapman and sister, Dorothy Crowder.

She is survived by daughters, Cindy Cantrell Johnson of Hickory, Penni Seagle of Sherrills Ford and Donna Golley of New York; brother, Howard “Fluke” Chapman of Ark.; six grandchildren, Aaron Cantrell, Dustin Griffith and wife Char, Sonya Cantrell-Houser and husband Kurt, Mariah McCandless, Briana and Jaden Golley; seven great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to be made to the charity or church of one’s choice.

Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton is serving the Seagle family.


Patricia Jo Hull

Patricia Jo Hull, 61, of Lincolnton, died July 13, 2012 at her residence after a period of declining health.

Born November 23, 1950 in Catawba Co., she was the daughter of Doris Ann Price Cox and the late Joel Bill Hull. She was an assistant activities director at a nursing home, a devoted Christian and loved animals, especially her cat, Callie.

In addition to her father she was preceded in death by her sister, Teresa Sigmon; half brother, Dwight Hull; half-sister, Karen Hyler.

In addition to her mother she is survived her son, Robert Barnes and wife, Carla of Minot, N.D.; daughter, Constance “Connie” Borders and husband, Tracey of Benton, AK; sister, Flo Ann Walker and husband, Bert of Kentucky; half-sisters, Sue Reinhardt and husband, David of Maiden, and Rhonda Reynolds and husband, Paul of Chester, S.C.; half-brothers, Henry Hull and wife, Kimmie of Maiden and Douglas Hull of Hickory; aunts, Bonnie Peeler Ingle of Conover, Yvonne Peeler Scronce and husband, Donald of Newton; uncles, Pinkney “Tot” Hull and wife, Edith of Vale and Floyd Peeler and wife, Jane of Lincolnton.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home in Newton. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Humane Society of Lincoln County, 1975 Boy Scout Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Condolences may be sent to the Hull family at www.drumfuneralhome.com

The Hull family has entrusted the arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.


Robin Renee Cook Cox

Robin Renee Cook Cox, 51, of Lincolnton, passed away July 20, 2012 at Gaston Memorial Hospital.

She was born March 19, 1961 in Lincoln County.

A memorial service was Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Redemption Outreach Center, officiated by Pastor Jerry Goodman.

Robin is survived by her father, Raymond Cook and wife Linda; mother, Joyce Lingerfelt and husband Paul; fiancé, Randy Helms; daughters, Crystal Rathbone and husband Daniel, Jessica Reynolds and husband Reid; sister, Sherry Moore; and five grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her brother Todd Cook.

Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia.

A guest registry is available online at www.greenefuneral.com


Freddie Allen Sisk

Mr. Freddie Allen Sisk, age 65, of 2452 Salem Church Road in Lincolnton, died on Thursday, July 19, 2012.

His funeral service will be 12 noon today in theWarlick Funeral HomeChapel with Rev. David Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the Hovis Family Cemetery. The family received friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, 2012 atWarlick Funeral Home.

Mr. Sisk was born October 9, 1946 in Lincoln County to the late Ray Junior and Margie Self Sisk.  He was the owner of F.A.S. Service, Inc. and was an avid deer hunter and loved to trout fish.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Sloop Sisk of the home; a son, David Allen Sisk of Lincolnton; one brother, Donald Sisk of Clover, S.C.; a nephew, Jonathan Sisk, and a niece, Elizabeth Carroll.

Memorials may be made to Levine and Dickson Hospice House, 11900 Vanstory Drive, Huntersville, NC  28078.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Sisk family.


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