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Obituaries — 10-10-12

Marcelee Coffey Barnes

Marcelee Coffey Barnes, age 85, of 1662 Dickinson Road in Hickory, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, October 9, 2012.

Her funeral service will be 2 p.m. on Friday, October 12, 2012 in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Payne officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:45 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Barnes was born March 27, 1927 in Caldwell County to the late George and Ida Norman Coffey. In addition, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Lee Barnes, and eight children. She worked as a knitter.

She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Booth of Newton and Janet Coss of Iron Station; one brother, Shuford Coffey of Lenoir; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6000 Fairview Road, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC  28210.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Barnes family.


Betty Louise Frye

Mrs. Betty Louise Frye, age 63, of 568 Mason Street in Lincolnton, died on Monday, October 8, 2012.

Her funeral will be 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 11, 2012 in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Jones officiating. Burial will follow in South River Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. today at Warlick Funeral Home.

Mrs. Frye was born March 14, 1949 in Carter County, Tenn. to the late Howard Arnett and Ethel B. Johnson. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, George Frye and grandson, James Robert Frye. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include one daughter, Joyce Frye Pruett of Lincolnton; three sons, George Robert Frye II of Ohio, Raymond Scott Frye and Ricky Howard Frye, both of Lincolnton; three brothers, James Thomas of Lincolnton, Martin Jones and Earl Jones, both of Tenn.; one sister, Frankie Clark of Lincolnton; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 493 Calvary Church Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Frye family.


Max Ellison Hamrick

Mr. Max Ellison Hamrick, age 83, of 2673 Gates Road in Lincolnton, died on Sunday, October 7, 2012.

His funeral was 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. D. R. Shortridge officiating. The family received friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday prior to the service at Warlick Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Hollybrook Cemetery.

Mr. Hamrick was born August 28, 1929 in Cleveland County to the late Oscar Lee and Nettie Lee Frady Hamrick. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Essie Mabel Mace Hamrick. Mr. Hamrick was retired from textiles after 40 years.  He enjoyed fishing and playing cards.

Survivors include one son, Larry Hamrick and wife Kay of Lincolnton; one granddaughter, Beth Hilburn and husband Mitchell of McAdenville; one grandson, Michael Hamrick and wife Darci of Davidson; great grandchildren, Cydney and Dalton Snipes of McAdenville, Lincoln Hamrick of Davidson; great-step grandchildren, Mitchell Hilburn Jr. and wife Rhonda of Gastonia, Jasmine Lomas and Hailey Lomas of Davidson; two sisters, Billie Treadway of Lincolnton, Betty McCraney and husband Claude of Gastonia, and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Hamrick family.


Ann Houk McCurry

SHERRILLS FORD — On October 9, 2012 our beloved Ann went home to be with our Lord.  She was a gentle loving person that will be missed.

Ann was born to George Stevenson Houk and Mattie Bridges Houk on December 1, 1933.  She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Roy Houk; sisters Dorothy Hatchett and Betty Gantt; and her former husband, Boyd McCurry.

Left to cherish her memory are the loves of her life and her family: sons Steve (wife Jamie) of Sherrills Ford, Tim of Maiden, and Mike (wife Lynn) of Sherrills Ford; grandchildren, Stephanie Boggs (husband Jason), Dana Plonk (husband Matt), Lauryn Fletcher (husband Patrick), Sheldon McCurry, Andrew McCurry, and Brady McCurry; great-grandsons were her life and joy, David and Jonah Boggs and Cooper Plonk.

Visitation will be Friday, October 12, 2012 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton. A memorial service will be Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Rehobeth United Methodist Church in Terrell, with inurnment to follow in the church cemetery. At other times, the family will be at her home at 8160 Sherrills Ford Road in Sherrills Ford.

Memorials may be sent to Palliative Care and Hospice of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC  28658.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the McCurry family.


Betty Jean Dedmon Propst

Betty Jean Dedmon Propst, 81, of Concord passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at the home of her daughter.

The family received friends at Hartsell Funeral Home in Concord on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

The funeral service was held at McGill Baptist Church, 5300 Poplar Tent Road, Concord today at 11:30 a.m., with Dr. Steve Ayers officiating. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park in Kannapolis.

Betty was born on September 19, 1931 in Lincolnton, to the late Luther and Hattie Mae Baxter Dedmon.

Betty suffered through a long illness of 30 years.

Betty is survived by her husband Charles Walter Propst of the home; daughter, Kelly Propst Doherty and husband Matt of Mooresville; sons, Charles Walter Propst Jr. and wife Gwyn of Concord and Jimmy Dale Propst and wife Lisa of Gastonia; grandchildren, Tucker and Hattie Doherty, Luther and Lara Propst, and Jason and Andy Dale Propst.

Memorials may be made to Catawba Valley Hospice House, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658 or North Carolina Stroke Association Piedmont Plaza 2, 2000 West First Street, Suite 504, Winston Salem, NC 27104.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord is serving the Propst family.

Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com.


Dianne Hallstrom Radebaugh

Dianne Hallstrom Radebaugh, 69, of 1495 Arden Drive, Lincolnton went home to be with the Lord, October 9, 2012.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Thursday, October 11 at 4 p.m. at Covenant Bible Church of Lincolnton. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

Dianne was a native of Fort Pierce, Fla.

She is preceded in death by her parents G.B. and Nellie K. Hallstrom. Also by her granddaughter, Quinlan Brock Lacy.

Survivors include husband of 49 years, L. Neil Radebaugh; sons, Galen Radebaugh of Atlanta, Ga., Barclay and Hope Radebaugh of Charleston, S.C., Eric and Jennifer Radebaugh of Lincolnton; daughter, Kristin and Ronnie Duncan of Lincolnton; sisters, Gail Hallstrom Flesche and Cindy Hallstrom Trefelner both of Ft. Pierce, Fla.; grandchildren, Anna, Reid, and Sophia of Charleston, Shelton, Isabel and Devin of Lincolnton.

Memorials may be made to Hope for Haiti, c/o Covenant Bible Church, P.O. Box 654, Lincolnton, NC 28092; or Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar St., Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Radebaugh family.


Martha Moore Rhyne

Martha Moore Rhyne, 86, of Lincolnton died October 8, 2012. Martha was born December 6, 1925 at the family home in Statesville, to the late Julia Ann Moore and the late Clyde Miller Moore. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Joseph Mundy Rhyne, and her daughter-in-law, Patricia Allen Rhyne, and a nephew, James Miller Moore Jr.

Martha’s family moved in the 1930’s from Statesville to Lincolnton, where she graduated from Lincolnton High School. During her high school years, she was inducted into the National Honor Society and was a member of the May Court her senior year. On July 11, 1943, Martha was married to Joe in York, S.C. During World War II, she moved from Lincolnton to Biloxi, Miss., and worked different jobs while Joe served in the Army Air Corps.

After the war ended, she and Joe settled in Lincolnton, where she was a homemaker for Joe and their two children, Rusty and Anne. She served her Lord at Emmanuel Lutheran Church as a faithful member, a youth leader, an Altar Guild member, a Sunday School teacher, a Cub Scout leader, and a member of Circle #3. Active in the Women of the Lutheran Church, she was awarded a lifetime membership in the Lutheran Southern Theological Seminary. During her children’s school years, she served their schools as room mother and active PTA member. In the community, she served as a volunteer for the American Red Cross Bloodmobiles and as a volunteer at Christian Ministries of Lincoln County, and volunteered as a reading tutor.

Martha enjoyed being with friends at her Tuesday afternoon bridge clubs, garden club, The Mentor Book Club and the Friday Night Supper Club.

Martha’s delight in life came during vacations and celebrations with her family. Windy Hill Beach and Ocean Drive Beach were favorite destinations. Travel in the USA, Canada, and Europe with Joe were pleasures and learning experiences. However, she enjoyed the most fun at the fourteen summer trips on which she and Joe took their five grandchildren to destinations all across the United States.

Martha is survived by her brother, James Miler Moore and wife Kathryn Abernethy Moore. Martha is also survived by her children, Joseph Mundy Rhyne Jr. of Lincolnton and Anne Conrad Rhyne McCoy and her husband James Labon McCoy Jr. of Charlotte. She is also survived by her five grandchildren Joseph Mundy Rhyne III and wife Ann Birzenieks Rhyne of Lincolnton, Christopher Allen Rhyne and wife Heather Hager Rhyne of Lincolnton, Martha Ann McCoy Krisko and her husband Jonathan Christopher Krisko of Charlotte, Dr. Johnathan David Rhyne and his wife Jennifer Dodson Rhyne of Clemmons, and James Labon McCoy III and his wife Kathryn Densford McCoy of Charlotte. Martha’s ten great-grandchildren are Hundley Abigail Rhyne, Ashlyn Elizabeth Rhyne, Joseph M. Rhyne IV, Emma Leighann Rhyne, Sara Patricia Rhyne, Katelyn Rose Rhyne, Julianna Grace Rhyne, Lisa Brooke Rhyne, Jackson Christopher Krisko, and James Sawyer Krisko.

The family will receive friends in the North Addition of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Lincolnton from 12:45 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. Thursday, October 11, 2012 with the funeral following at 2 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Burial will be at Hollybrook Cemetery, Lincolnton.

Rusty and Anne give their heartfelt appreciation to the nurses, CNAs, and the staff at Cardinal Healthcare and other persons including Hospice personnel for providing the physical and emotional support Mom required during her time as a resident.

Memorials may be made to The Patricia Allen Rhyne Scholarship, Lenoir-Rhyne University, PO Box 7546, Hickory, NC 28603; or to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 216 South Aspen Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Rhyne family.


Frances Baker Ikerd

Frances Baker Ikerd, 69, of Conover died October 7, 2012.

A graveside service was held October 9, 2012 at 10 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, Conover.

Burke Mortuary, Newton is serving the Ikerd family.


Margaret Goins Elam Dover

Margaret Goins Elam Dover, 91, of Cherryville died October 8, 2012.

Funeral services will be held October 11, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Mary’s Grove United Methodist Church. Burial will be in City Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends today at the fellowship center of Mary’s Grove United Methodist Church from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m.

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

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