Barbara ‘Bobbie’ Broome Mauney
Barbara “Bobbie” Broome Mauney, age 80, of the Brian Center, and formerly of 173 Salem Church Road in Lincolnton, died on Monday, August 27, 2012.
Her funeral service will be 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 30, 2012 in theWarlick Funeral HomeChapel with Rev. Robert Redding officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. tonight atWarlick Funeral Home.
Mrs. Mauney was born August 31, 1931 in Lincoln County to the late Robert Reese and Clarice Cornelius Sanders Broome. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Claude Junior Mauney.
She is survived by two daughters, Gail Little and husband Smitty of Lincolnton and Kathey Cox and husband Craig of Pineville; two sons, Jay Mauney and wife Sandra of Lincolnton and Jeff Mauney and wife Sara of Quito, Ecuador; ten grandchildren, Danielle Ryan and husband Evan, Jessica Little, Stephanie Sutter and husband Chip, Christopher Rosser, Tyler Cox, Evan Cox, John Mauney, Daniel Mauney, Jason Huitt and wife Christina, and Brian Huitt and wife Teresa; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Mauney family.
Linda Huss Jenkins
SUMMERFIELD, Fla. — Linda Huss Jenkins, 67, of Summerfield, Fla., formerly of Lincolnton, passed away Thursday, August 23, 2012 in her home surrounded by family and friends after battling an acute illness of cancer.
Mrs. Jenkins was born August 1, 1945 to the late Clarence Hillard Huss and Hattie Lois Scronce Huss. She graduated from Lenior Rhyne with a Bachelor in Education. She was a teacher in Hickory and Catawba County School Systems for more than 20 years, and Wiersdale Elementary, Fla. for 18 years. She enjoyed gardening and traveling.
She is survived by her husband, Ernest Eugene ‘Gene’ Jenkins; daughters, Nicole Lewis of Hickory and Michelle Hall of Lincolnton; brother, Jack Huss of Valdese; and sister, Susan Huss Eaker of Charlotte; step-son, Jeff Jenkins, and five grandchildren.
A memorial service is planned at a later date and will be announced in the Lincoln Times-News.
Memorials may be made to Odyssey Healthcare of Marion County, 1320 SE 25th Loop, Suite 101, Ocala, Fla. 34471.
Bobby Larry Avery, Sr.
IRON STATION — Mr. Bobby Larry Avery Sr., age 66, of 3189 Omega Lane in Iron Station, died on Monday, August 27, 2012.
His funeral service will be 11 a.m. today in theWarlick Funeral HomeChapel with Rev. Keith Helms officiating. Burial will follow in the Alexis Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 atWarlick Funeral Home.
Mr. Avery was born January 13, 1946 in Lincoln County to the late Ralph Flay Avery Sr. and Hassie Heafner Avery. He was a heavy equipment operator and a cowboy horse trader.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Helms Avery of the home; one son, Bobby Larry Avery Jr. of Iron Station; one daughter, Tammy Avery of Iron Station; one brother, Dwight Avery of Denver; two sisters, Marcel Perkins and Julia Burgess, both of Denver; four grandchildren, Dylan Avery, Alexis Vaughn, Jessica Worley, and Emialy Avery; and one great-grandchild, Lillyann Vaughn.
Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Avery family.
Bertha Mae Benfield Reel
Bertha Mae Benfield Reel, age 97, of the Brian Center in Lincolnton, and formerly of Iron Station, died on Monday, August 27, 2012
Her funeral service will be 4 p.m. on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Phillip Tillman and Rev. Charlie Wilburn officiating. Burial will follow in the Amity Baptist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
Mrs. Reel was born June 9, 1915 in Lincoln County to the late James Bradley and Florence Perkins Benfield. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Milton Ephraim Reel. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by a son, Larry Reel and wife Shirley of Iron Station; a daughter, Peggy Reel McClure and husband Scott of Alexis; one sister, Bessie Benfield Rudisill of Stanley; seven grandchildren, Danny Reel, Randy Reel, Lanny Reel, Timothy Reel, Lisa White, Melinda Royster, and Debbie Bolick; nine great-grandchildren, Shane Reel, Seth Reel, Zoe Bolick, Killian Bolick, Vivian Bolick, Alex Royster, Ally Royster, Covan White, and Gavan White.
Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Reel family.
Leonard Franklin Blanton
Leonard Franklin Blanton, 90, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 with family at his side.
A funeral service celebrating his life will be held 3 p.m. Friday, August 31, 2012 at McKendree United Methodist Church, 3537 Maiden Highway, Lincolnton, NC. Burial will follow in the McKendree UMC Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday, August 30, 2012 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Warlick Funeral Home, 125 Dave Warlick Drive, Lincolnton.
Leonard was born April 17, 1922, in Wilsons Mills, Johnston County, N.C. He was the son of Alvin Lucian Blanton and Grace Helen Hamilton Blanton. He graduated from Lees-McRae College and served in the Army Air Corps from 1943 to 1945. He was assigned to the 20th Air Force, 58th Bomb Wing, Pacific Theater, and was stationed on Tinian Island. After the war, he continued his education at N.C. State College, earning a Masters Degree in Dairy Sciences. Having first worked at N.C. State he later worked at Berea College in Berea, K.Y., and the University of Maryland in College Park, M.D. He returned to Raleigh in 1967 and worked for the NC Department of Agriculture, retiring in 1985 as the Director of the Food and Drug Protection Division.
Leonard was always active in his church both at Hayes Barton UMC in Raleigh and McKendree UMC in Lincolnton. He faithfully served in leadership positions in both churches where he was a long-time choir member, Sunday school teacher, trustee, and more. He was an accomplished woodworker and spent many hours crafting and refinishing furniture and other items. His gentle soul and dry wit will be missed by all who knew him.
Preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Alvin Hamilton Blanton, he is survived by his devoted wife of 64 years, Barbara Shrum Blanton. Additionally, he is survived by sons, Wynn Franklin Blanton (Lauren), Mark Leonard Blanton (Jennifer) and John Hamilton Blanton (Suzanne) and daughter, Barbara Blanton Frick. He is also survived by six grandchildren, John Frick (Jennifer), Sarah Frick, Meredith Blanton Gaines (Chris), Taylor Blanton, John Blanton Jr., Andrew Blanton; and two great-grandchildren, Bryson and Leah Frick.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shrum Scholarship Fund c/o McKendree UMC, P.O. Box 426, Lincolnton, N.C. 28093 or Hospice & Palliative Care of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar St., Lincolnton, N.C. 28092.
Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Blanton family.
Mona Lynch Lander
Mona Lynch Lander, 80, of Durham died August 26, 2012.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ebony & White’s Funeral Service.
Phyllis Jane Porter Hinson
Phyllis Jane Porter Hinson, 54, of Catawba died August 28, 2012.
Private family services to be held.
Burke Mortuary, Newton is serving the Hinson family.
Mary B. Robinson
Mary Beal Robinson, 66, of Lincolnton died August 24, 2012.
A memorial service will be held September 1, 2012 at Covenant Bible Church at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the church.
Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations is serving the Robinson family.
Ruth Beam Stroup
Ruth Beam Stroup, 80, of Cherryville died August 26, 2012.
Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church. The family received friends August 28, 2012 at Carpenter’s Funeral Home from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Carpenter’s Funeral Home, Cherryville is serving the Stroup family.
Gilmer ‘Buddy’ Caudill Jr.
Gilmer W. “Buddy” Caudill Jr., 73, of Westwinds Rd. died Tuesday, August 28, 2012.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton.
Scottie Douglas Laws
Scottie Douglas Laws, 46, of Cherryville died Tuesday, August 28, 2012.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton.