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Obituaries — 9-21-12

Charlotte Porter Barney
GREENSBORO – Charlotte Porter Barney, a native of Greensboro, passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2012.
A private family interment will be held today at Green Hill Cemetery. A Memorial service will be held directly afterwards beginning at 11 a.m. at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in Greensboro.  A reception will be held immediately afterwards at the church to fellowship with the family.
Charlotte was the daughter of the late Charlotte Harriss Porter and William Clark Porter, Jr.  She was educated in the Greensboro City Schools and attended UNCG (Women’s College).  In 1939 she wed John E. Barney, a veteran of WWII and the Korean War.  He preceded her in death on August 19, 2003.  Charlotte was an active member of the Greensboro Church of the Covenant and life member of the Women of the Church.  She was also a 50 year member of the PEO and a member of the Greensboro Junior League.  Additionally, she was a member of the NC Historical Book Club, the O Henry Study Club as well as a descendant of O Henry (William Sydney Porter).  She and her husband, John Barney, were active in various charitable organizations and events over the years in Greensboro.
They retired and moved to Abbottswood Retirement Center in Greensboro over 12 years ago and Charlotte resided there until her passing.  Charlotte thoroughly enjoyed the many friendships and events at Abbottswood and was content to call it her home.
She is survived by her two children, daughter Barbara Barney Crumley and husband, Dr. Charles E. Crumley of Lincolnton and son Ron Barney and wife Deanna M. Barney of Clinton, N.C.  She is also survived by four grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Online condolences may be sent to www.forbisanddick.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to The Greensboro Historical Museum, 130 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, N.C., 27401.

 Anne Dellinger Battle
Anne Dellinger Battle, formerly of Lincolnton, passed away on September 19, 2012 in Charlottesville, V.A.  She was born August 24, 1916 in Lincoln County, and was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Poley Dellinger of Vale.  She was a graduate of North Brook High School and received her nursing degree from Grace Hospital School of Nursing in Morganton. She worked as a nurse at the former Reeves Gamble Hospital and as an office nurse for Dr. John Gamble until her retirement.
Mrs. Battle was the wife of the late Herbert W. Battle, Sr., and the mother of the late Herbert W. (“Herby”) Battle, Jr.
She is survived by her daughter, Patricia B. Wilson and her husband William G. Wilson of Charlottesville, V.A.; grandson, Allen Battle Wilson and his wife Carla Sordoni Wilson and their son Zachary Alexander Wilson of Alpharetta, G.A., and granddaughter Laura Elizabeth Wilson of Arlington, V.A.
The funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 22 at 11 a.m. at the Boger City United Methodist Church, with visitation to precede the service at 10:30 a.m. at the church. Officiating will be Rev. Allan Van Meter and Rev. Joe Erving.  Burial will be at Reeps Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Warlick Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to the Boger City United Methodist Church.

 Michael Eugene Finn
CHERRYVILLE — Mr. Michael Eugene Finn, of 5504 Hwy. 182, passed away on Monday, August 27, 2012.
Mr. Finn was born in Wichita Falls, T.X. on February 10, 1952 he lived most of his life in Lincoln, N.E. and for several years made his home in N.C. He was a self employed paint contractor and was of the Catholic Faith.  Michael has numerous friends and family in Nebraska, Texas and North Carolina
He was preceded in death by his mother Louise Finn Thomas and a brother, Brian D. Finn.
He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Maria Demma; his father, Donal Finn of Lincoln, Nebraska; his sister, Patricia Finn Rainey and her family of Fort Worth, T.X.; his daughter, Kelly and Lucas Cromer and his grandson, Weston Cromer.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, September 28, 2012 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Denver and a Celebration of Life service will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at their residence.
Memorials may be made to The Humane Society of Lincoln County, P.O. Box 23,
Lincolnton, NC 28093.
A guest register is available at www.stameyfuneralhome.com
Stamey~Cherryville Funeral Home is serving the Finn family.

 John J. Hill
John J. Hill, age 79, passed away Monday, September 3, 2012.
I would like to commend Peak Resources of Cherryville for taking care of my husband during his latter days. During the last months of his life he was in three nursing home facilities. We had to relocate him because of such poor care in the first two facilities. Peak Resources was the last facility where my husband received care and we wish it had been our first in skilled care facilities. They have the most caring and well-trained staff. My husband was cared for emotionally and physically during his stay. His care was excellent, they prepare quality meals, and offer assistance as needed to those that can’t help themselves. The day my husband passed away the preacher stayed with the family most of the day. The nurses stayed close by and in the room the last two hours of his life. The entire staff took care of him. The administrative team and staff lived up to their promise to take care of him. My husband was a very private man and wanted the end of his life to be private and shared with family only. Peak Resources assisted the family by protecting his privacy and providing support. My family and I will miss this dear man but we are comforted by the fact he is in a better place. Thank you Peak Resources staff for doing a phenomenal job each day to care for the elderly patients who have entrusted you with their care.
Anne Hill

 Jerry Bo McCorkle
Mr. Jerry Bo McCorkle, age 48, of 2083 Shiloh Road in Claremont, passed away Friday, September 14, 2012 at Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem.
Born December 14, 1963 in Gaston County to the late Joe Bandy McCorkle and the late Stella Mae Patterson.
Funeral is Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Brevard Chapel UMS, 6943 Campground Rd, Denver by Rev. Al McCorkle and Rev. Dale Gibson. Burial will be in the St. James UMC cemetery, Denver. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. at the church.
Survivors are, special friend, Brenda Sue (Ben) Flowers of the home; one son, Jonathan M. Tucker; two daughters, LaTonya Tucker and Shakenna Tucker of Denver; three brothers, Joseph McCorkle and Joe McCorkle of Newton, and Johnny Phinx of Stanley; two sisters, Donna (James) Nichols of Gastonia and Alice Patterson of Newton; five grandchildren; his grandmother, Louise McCorkle, and a host of other relatives.
He was preceded in death by two brothers.
Arrangements by Tom Rawls FD Lic  Newton 828-464-2714.

David McElwaine
TEMPLE, T.X. — David McElwaine, age 86 of Temple, T.X. died peacefully at his residence on Sunday, September 16, 2012. He was born in Rock Hill, South Carolina on November 25, 1925 the son of the late Rosa and Robert McElwaine. His beloved wife, Yvonne “Sis” Clemons-McElwaine preceded him in death on December 23, 2011. In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by his siblings, Irving McElwaine, Elizabeth McDonald and Mabel Averett.
His parents moved the family to Salisbury when he was two years old.
He attended Price High School and Essex County College. After high school he joined the United States army in 1934.He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1980. He began his second career as a maintenance engineer at Union County College in Elizabeth, N.J. David was baptized at Abyssinian Baptist Church and became very active.
David leaves to cherish fond and loving memories, his daughter, Delores Clemons-Wilkerson and her husband Larry Joe Wilkerson of Temple, T.X.;  a son, Peter McElwaine of Hazen, A.K.; a sister, Dorothy Greene of Brooklyn, N.Y.; host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 12 noon in the chapel at Ebony & White’s Funeral Service with burial to follow in Hollybrook Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service in the chapel
Ebony & White’s Funeral Service is serving the McElwaine family.

 Edna ‘Dot’ Nathaniel Reynolds Self
CROUSE — Edna “Dot” Nathaniel Reynolds Self, age 85, of 1031 George Brown Road in Crouse, died on Wednesday, September 19, 2012.
Her funeral service will be 12 noon on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at Leonards Fork Baptist Church with Rev. Darrell Bost officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 10:30 until 11:45 pm prior to the service at the church.
Mrs. Self was born February 22, 1927 in Lincoln County to the late Clarence Wesley and Emma Mauney Reynolds.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a son, Eddie Don Self.   Mrs. Self owned Self’s Tomato Company with her late husband, Eddie Jake Self.  Dot also loved yard work, dancing, cleaning anything, and cooking.
She is survived by a granddaughter, Stacie Self of Crouse; her companion, Forest Rayfield of Crouse; nieces, Gail Slepin, Beverly Reynolds, Sandy Reynolds, Emma Clayton, Davida Parker, Dottie Ann Brown, and Lois Ann Stroupe, and nephews, Bob Reynolds, Mike Reynolds, and Randy Reynolds.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar Street, Lincolnton, NC  28092.
Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Self family.

Daniel Yates Rudisill
Mr. Daniel Yates Rudisill, 74, Lincolnton, died on Wednesday, September 19, 2012.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 21, 2012 at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Rudisill family.


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