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Obits 8-27-12

 

William Earl Hoffman Sr.

Mr. William Earl Hoffman, Sr., age 87, of 3230 Brady Hoffman Road in Lincolnton, died on Sunday, August 26, 2012.

His funeral service will be 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at Long Shoals Wesleyan Church with Rev. Jon Mann officiating. Burial will follow in the Pisgah United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3:30 p.m. until 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday prior to the service at the church.

Mr.  Hoffman was born December 6, 1924 in Lincoln County to the late Brady Jonas and Essie Myrtle Kale Hoffman. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Syvilla Lutz Hoffman, and his stepmother, Leila H. Price. Mr. Hoffman served in the United States Army during World War II having received an EAME Ribbon with six Bronze stars and two Overseas bars.  He then worked as a carpenter until retirement.

He is survived by a son, William E. Hoffman Jr. of Charlotte; three daughters, Robbie H. Burgess of Crouse, Lee Ann Cook of Lincolnton, and Sandra Tucker of Galax, Va.; one sister, Essie H. Williams of Lincolnton; nine grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Long Shoals Wesleyan Church, 3032 Wesleyan Church Road, Lincolnton, NC  28092.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Hoffman family.

 

Ralph Dalton Cline Sr.

Mr. Ralph Dalton Cline Sr., age 78, of Labans Lane, Lincolnton, passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Lincolnton with Rev. Dr. Stanley Spence and Rev. Ken Morris officiating. Burial will follow in Gaston Memorial Park in Gastonia. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at First Baptist Church of Lincolnton from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. prior to the service.

Mr. Cline was born on September 28, 1933 son of the late Ray and Nellie Uren Cline. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 35 years before retiring. He was preceded in death by his first wife Odies Faulkner Cline; stepmother, Elizabeth Huffstickler Cline; and one brother Ray Carroll Cline. Mr. Cline also served his country during the Korean War in the Navy.

Survivors include his wife Franna White Cline of the home; three sons, Ralph D. “Butch” Cline and wife Sandy of Gastonia, Samuel Lee Cline and wife Randi of Kings Mountain, and David Mason Cline and wife Michelle of Harrisburg; one stepson, Travis Deaton and wife Susan of LaPorte City, Iowa; one stepdaughter, Stephanie Deaton of Lincolnton; one brother, Larry Cline and wife Katherine of Griffin, Ga.; three sisters, Joyce Howell and husband Ray, Dixie Blanton, and Peggy Wells,  all of Kings Mountain; one sister-in-law, Doris Cline of Flagstaff, Ariz.; ten grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Gaston County, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054, First Baptist Church, 201 Robin Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092, or Baptist Children Home, P.O. Box 338, Thomasville, NC 27361-0338.

Warlick Funeral Home of Lincolnton is serving the Cline family.

 

Ruby Clark Tutherow

Ruby Clark Tutherow went home to be with Jesus on August 24, 2012 at her home at the age of 94.

Her funeral service will be 3 p.m. today at Laboratory United Methodist Church with Rev. Charlene Hutchings officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. prior to the service atWarlick Funeral Home.

Ruby was born in Rock Hill, S.C. She was the daughter of the late Judd and Daisy Knight Clark. She was also preceded in death by her husband, T.J. Tutherow and a daughter, Brenda Tutherow. Ruby was a homemaker and a member of Laboratory United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar Street, Lincolnton, NC  28092, or to Laboratory United Methodist Church, 2896 Laboratory Road, Lincolnton, NC  28092.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Tutherow family.

 

Hyacinth Marie Propst Beam

Hyacinth Marie Propst Beam, 68, of Lincolnton died August 24, 2012.

Her funeral service was held 3 p.m., August 26, 2012 at Westside Baptist Church, Maiden. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family received friends from 1:45 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton served the Beam family.

 

Thomas Evan Absher

Thomas Evan Absher, 65, of Shelby died August 24, 2012.

Visitation will be today from 2:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Stamey~Cherryville Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held today at 3:30 p.m. at Stamey~Cherryville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be private.

Stamey~Cherryville Funeral Home is serving the Absher family.

 

Mary B. Robinson

Mary Beal Robinson, 66, of Lincolnton died August 24, 2012.

Services are pending at this time.

Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations are serving the Robinson family.

 

Martha Mauney Short

Martha Mauney Short, 85, of Cherryville died August 24, 2012.

Funeral services will be held today at 4 p.m. at Oak Grove Baptist Church. Burial will follow in City Memorial Cemetery. The family received friends August 26, 2012 at Carpenter’s Funeral Home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Carpenter’s Funeral Home, Cherryville is serving the Short family.

 

Ruth Beam Stroup

Ruth Beam Stroup, 80, of Cherryville died August 26, 2012.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Carpenter’s Funeral Home, Cherryville.

 

Darrell L. Hoke

Darrell L. Hoke, 61, of Claremont died August 25, 2012.

A funeral service will be held today at 4 p.m. at Burke Mortuary Chapel, Newton. Burial will follow at Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery, Claremont. The family will receive friends today 3 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. at the funeral home, prior to the service.

Burke Mortuary, Newton is serving the Hoke family.

 

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