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Obituaries — 8-20-12

Samuel Franklin Angel

DALLAS, N.C. — Samuel Franklin Angel, SMSgt (Ret), 76, of Dallas, N.C., died Thursday, August 16, 2012.

Mr. Angel was born November 20, 1935 in Gaston County. He was the son of the late Samuel Elbert Angel and Martha Fisher Johnston. He was preceded in death by his sister, Jane Clemmer. Mr. Angel retired after 22 years of honorable service in the US Air Force. He later worked at A. B. Carter, Inc. as a manufacturing engineer.

His funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 18, 2012 at Puett Chapel United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Puett Church Family Life Center prior to the service.

Survivors include his wife, Janet Brooks Angel of the home; son, Colonel Joseph F. Angel and wife Gwendolyn of Warner Robins, Ga.; daughter, Lynn Angel and husband Cliff Boling of Dallas, N.C.; brothers, James G. Angel and wife Carolyn of Dallas and Scott Angel and wife Emily of Ark.; grandchildren, Dusty Bingham and husband Tim, Zachary Angel and Tristyn Angel; great grandchildren, Dalton Morrow and Macilah Bingham.

In lieu of flowers memorials are requested to Puett Chapel United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 3009 Puetts Chapel Church Road, Dallas, NC 28034.

Warlick Funeral Home of Lincolnton is serving the Angel family.


Clara Alma Turner Peeler Bivens

Mrs. Clara Alma Turner Peeler Bivens, age 77, of 2220 Drive Inn Road, Lincolnton died Saturday, August 18, 2012.

On August 18, 2012 we lost our HERO; our momma.  She was EVERYTHING we would like to be.  Our loss is Heaven’s gain.  Momma was born on November 19, 1934 to Alma Marie Jordan Turner and Clarence Calvin Turner.  Two days after her birth, her own momma; Alma passed away.  Her daddy; “CC” died years later.  Other loved ones greeting momma with open arms in Heaven are her baby sister; Gladys, first husband; Harry Peeler, second husband; Arles Bivens, daughter; Loni Hull, grandson; Adam Hull, brothers; George and Gene Turner and half-sister; Hilda Rudisill.

Momma is the “Wind Beneath Our Wings”.  As we grieve her death, we will continue to “fly” from the strength she has given us.  We will find comfort in each other and Peace through God.  Surviving children include; Debbe Scronce and husband; Jimbo, Libbie Peeler and husband; Chip Jackson, Terry Peeler and companion Dianne Bird and Doug Bivens.  Other survivors are her special caregiver and family; Carol Peeler, her sister who took care of her growing up; Dot Scism, her half-siblings Rod Turner and Colette Walker.

Momma’s nine grandbabies, who adore their “Mamaw Bivens” are Josh Hull and wife Shannon, Zeb Jenks and companion; Trish Yoder, Zac Jenks and fiancé Sarah Shaffer, Elisabeth Jenks, Amy Avery Holz and husband; Frank, Tommy Avery and wife; Amber, Missy Peeler Mitchell and husband; James, and Nikki and Sean Bivens.  She also had two step-grandchildren Bo and Jordan Jackson.

Momma’s 13 great-grandbabies who loved their “Maw-Biv” are Kamryn, Taylor and Cadon Hull, Rebecca Buchanan, Leslie McNeil and Aaliyah Hodge, Madison and Miriam Avery, Jaiden Jackson and Rachael Holz, Chandler Peeler, Tyler Green and Jacob Mitchell.

Warlick Funeral Home is assisting our family with the arrangements.  We received friends on Sunday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Warlick Funeral Home.  Mom’s funeral will be today at 2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, where she was a member.  She will lie in state from 1:30 until 2 p.m.  Her body will be laid to rest beside of her husband; Arles Bivens at Forest Lawn Cemetery.  Her beautiful spirited soul is already in Heaven, finally getting to embrace her momma; who she never got to meet.

As our tears flow because we miss momma, may God continue to send the butterflies to remind us of her “New Life”.

We request that friends make donations to Calvary Baptist Church or Palliative Care Center and Hospice House of Catawba Valley in momma’s memory.  We thank all of those who took care of momma, especially the “Hospice Angels”.  God Bless all of those who have prayed for our family.

Debbe, Libbie, Terry & Doug

Warlick Funeral Home is assisting the Bivens family with the arrangements.


Kenneth ‘Bud’ Wrenn Karriker

Kenneth “Bud” Wrenn Karriker, 72, of Denver, passed away on Friday, August 17, 2012 at the Sherrills Ford Hospice House.

He was born on June 14, 1940 in Mooresville, to the late Leonard and Julia Winecoff Karriker. He was a US Army veteran and a member of the American Legion Post 16. He was retired from Duke Energy and a member of Hopewell Baptist Church in Davidson. Bud built racecars and enjoyed racing cars and lawn mowers. He liked to restore old tractors and participated in tractor pulls. He was a prize winning rabbit breeder. Bud loved his family and if you were fortunate enough to be his friend, you were blessed with his loyalty, honesty, and his sense of humor. He loved life but also loved the thought of going home to see his Lord and Savior. He will certainly be missed by many.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers-in-law, Richard Gibbs and Gary Barrett.

Mr. Karriker is survived by his children, Lori Joyner and husband, Sonny, Kenneth W. Karrkier Jr.; sisters, Peggy Gibbs and husband, Herman Huffman, Brenda Barrett; soulmate, Carol Cribb; grandchildren, Shana, Brooke, Austin, Jennifer; and great grandchildren, Natalie and Matthew.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 19, 2012 at Hopewell Baptist Church with Pastor Butch Holder officiating. Burial followed the service in the church cemetery. The family received friends on Saturday from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sherrills Ford Hospice House, 7473 Sherrills Ford Rd, Sherrills Ford, NC 28673.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is serving the Karriker family.

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


Robert Lewis Leatherman

VALE — Mr. Robert Lewis Leatherman, age 79, of 6476 Sain Milling Road in Vale, died Thursday, August 16, 2012 at Catawba Valley Medical Center.

His funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 19, 2012 in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Sain officiating. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Mr. Leatherman was born June 6, 1933 in Cleveland County. He was the son of the late Belton George and Lilly Mae Carpenter Leatherman. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Peggy L. Thurman. Mr. Leatherman was a veteran of the United States Army 11th Airborne. He retired from Leatherman Farms Greenhouse.

Survivors include his wife, Yvonne Keener Leatherman of the home; two sons, Bobby Leatherman and wife JoAnn of Spring Hill, Tenn., Johnny Leatherman of Vale; two sisters, Clara Scronce of Vale and Ruth Seabock of Hickory; four grandchildren, Holly Gilliam, Robert Leatherman, Joanna Leatherman and Candice McCabe; nine great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Vets (DAV), Lincoln Chapter, %Ed House, 2670 Gaston Webbs Chapel Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Warlick Funeral Home of Lincolnton, NC is serving the Leatherman family.


Avis Hull Peeler

Mrs. Avis Hull Peeler, age 96 of the Brian Center in Lincolnton, N.C. passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2012.

Her funeral was held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 19, 2012 at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Wyant officiating. Burial will follow in Kadesh Cemetery. The family received friends from 1 until 2:45p.m. on Sunday in the Philathea Classroom at First Methodist Church.

Mrs. Peeler was a native of Lincoln County born on December 18, 1915. She was the daughter of the late William Alfonzo and Margaret Bess Hull.  Mrs. Peeler was preceded in death by her husband Debro Peeler, three brothers, Glenn Hull, Craig Hull, and Bill Hull; and two sisters, Louise Crocker and Dorothy Mitchem.  She was a retired school teacher.

Survivors include: one son, Steve Peeler and wife Suzanne of Lincolnton; two granddaughters, Bethany Avery and Paige Beal, both of Lincolnton; three great grandchildren, Laney Avery, Andrew Avery and Lizzie Beal.

Memorials may be made to the First Methodist Church, 201 E. Main Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Warlick Funeral Homein charge of arrangements and regrets the delay of this publication.


Sue Shronce

Cherryville – Mrs. Mary Sue Triplet Shronce, 86, of Cherryville, died Saturday, August 18, 2012.

Visitation will be today at Stamey~Cherryville Funeral Home from 6 until 7:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at Stamey~Cherryville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Cherryville City Memorial Cemetery.

Stamey~Cherryville Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Shronce.


Marie Sain Caldwell

Mrs. Marie Sain Caldwell, 78, of Lincolnton died Sunday, August 19, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete at Warlick Funeral Home.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Caldwell family.


Virginia Sigmon Morris

LEXINGTON — Mrs. Virginia Sigmon Morris, 97, of Lexington, N.C., died Sunday, August 19, 2012.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete atWarlick Funeral Home.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Morris family.



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