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Obits 9-12-12

Forest Eugene ‘Gene’ Ross Sr.

Mr. Gene Ross, age 83, of 1181 W. Highway 27 in Lincolnton, died on Monday, September 10, 2012.

His funeral service will be 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at Leonard’s Fork Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Goins officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. tonight atWarlick Funeral Home.

Gene was preceded in death by his loving wife of 57 years, Nancy Burgin Ross.

Mr. Ross was born August 12, 1929 in Lincoln County to the late Forest Ross and Libby Beatty Ross.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brothers, Joe Ross and Fred Ross and his sisters, Louise Ross Simmons, Mattie Ruth Ross Ramsey, Evelyn Ross Wise and Helen Ross Smith.

Gene was retired from the United States Postal Service, owner of Ross Surveys and a lifetime farmer.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War. He was a graduate of Lincolnton High School and Appalachian State University.

Gene was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was most proud of his family, his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren. He enjoyed spending time with them at their cabin on Lake Hickory and at Rock Springs Campground.  He was a devoted fan of West Lincoln Wrestling and all of the teams his grandchildren played on.

Mr. Ross is survived by two sons, Butch Ross and wife Joette, Mike Ross and wife Marsha; one daughter, Mary R. Reynolds and husband Rick, all of Lincolnton; eight grandchildren, Elizabeth Ross Carpenter, Sarah Ross, Cole Reynolds, Hannah Ross, Ethan Ross, Heather Willis, Angie Drewery, and Mia Gantt; fourteen great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar Street, Lincolnton, NC  28092, or Leonard’s Fork Baptist Church, 1462 Leonard’s Fork Church Road, Lincolnton, NC  28092.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Ross family.

 

Patricia ‘Sissy’ Morton Meeks

Patricia “Sissy” Morton Meeks, age 74, of Lincolnton, died on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at home.

Her funeral service will be 11 a.m. today in theWarlick Funeral HomeChapel. Burial will follow in the Alexis Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 atWarlick Funeral Home.

Ms. Meeks was born June 3, 1938 in Gaston County to the late William A. and Dora Poole Morton. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Ed. E. Meeks; three brothers, Neal Morton, Tim E. Morton, and Robert “Rocky” Leonhardt Jr., as well as a sister, Mary M. “Darlene” Ludwick.  Ms. Meeks was a homemaker.

She is survived by two brothers, Gene L. Morton of Lincolnton and Bill Morton and wife Vickie of Crowders Mountain.

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

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Meeks family.

 

James King Barnhardt

James King Barnhardt, 56, of Dobson, formerly of Cherryville and Waynesville died September 9, 2012.

Graveside services will be held today at 4 p.m. at Westview Gardens, Bessemer City. The family will receive friends after the services.

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

 

Fred C. Safrit

Fred C. Safrit, 82, of Conover died September 9, 2012 died September 9, 2012.

Funeral services will be held on September 13, 2012 at 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Conover. The family will receive friends September 13, 2012 from 2:45 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. at the church prior to the service. The body will lie in state on September 12, 2012 at Burke Mortuary, Newton from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. A private graveside service will be held September 13, 2012 at Catawba Memorial Park, Hickory prior to the service.

Burke Mortuary, Newton is serving the Safrit family.

 

Faye Ashley Russell

Faye Ashley Russell, 65, of Denver died September 8, 2012.

Visitation will be held today from 11 a.m. until 12 noon at The Good Samaritan Funeral Home, Denver. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Evergreen Cemetery, Charlotte.

The Good Samaritan Funeral Home, Denver is serving the Russell family.

 

Linda Gale Cross

Linda Gale Cross, 64, of Lincolnton died September 10, 2012.

No services are scheduled.

Burke Mortuary, Maiden is serving the Cross family.

 

Ray Elliott Yoder

Ray Elliott Yoder, 79, of Columbia, S.C. died September 4, 2012.

A graveside service was held September 7, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Fort Jackson National Cemetery.

Greenlawn Funeral Home served the Yoder family.

 

Pamela Darlene Mincey Stroupe

Pamela Darlene Mincey Stroupe, 51, of Dallas died September 9, 2012.

A memorial service will be held September 13, 2012 at 7 p.m. at E.F. Drum Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

E.F. Drum Funeral Home is serving the Stroupe family.

 

Alfred Keith Littman

Alfred Keith Littman, 47, of Hickory died September 11, 2012.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Ebony & White’s Funeral Service.

 

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