Clyde Ernest Brown
CHERRYVILLE — Clyde Ernest Brown, 92, of Hawthorne St., died from spinal cancer on October 15, 2012 at his daughter’s residence in Clearwater, Fla.
Mr. Brown was born on July 24, 1920 in Lincoln County, son of the late George Monroe and Olive Senter Brown. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by three brothers; Burgin, George, and Charlie Brown, and two sisters Ethel Brown Waters and Grace Brown Eaker.
Survivors include his wife of 69 years Eva Dell Sain Brown; three daughters, Patty Fox (Robert) of Clearwater, F.L., Janet Shell of Charlotte, and Mary Alissandratos of Palm Harbor, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Tricia Schoenberger and husband Josh of San Diego, Calif., Dr. Scott Shell of Santa Barbara, Calif., Jaclyn and Brian Shell of Charlotte, and Andrew, Michel and Jared Alissandratos all of Palm Harbor, Fla.; two great grandchildren, A.J. and Shayne Schoenberger; brother, Ralph Brown of Columbia, S.C., and five sisters; Nellie Coon of Winston Salem, Hazel Reynolds of Laurinburg, Evelyn Thomas of Charlotte, Helen Sides of Lincolnton, and Doris Reynolds of Norwood.
Clyde grew up in Lincoln County and attended Appalachian State College in 1938 to study mathematics. In 1940, during WW II, he left college and joined the Army Air Corp along with his brother, Ralph. In 1942 while stationed in Sioux Falls, S.D., he married EvaDell who had made the journey from N.C. to meet him there. He was a radio operator trainer while there, but then was sent to Newfoundland as a member of a reconnaissance crew. In 1945, he left the Air Force and returned home residing in Cherryville. His first job was with the Eagle office, but later he opened up Modern Printing Company on Main Street where he and EvaDell successfully operated the business for more than 50 years.
Clyde was a longtime member of St. John’s Lutheran Church where he formerly served on church council and was a member of the Men’s Sunday School class. Clyde also was a member of the Cherryville Lion’s Club. During his time in Cherryville, he and his family traveled to many places in the world going to Europe, China, South America, Africa, Middle East, and other countries. He loved to travel and often times would take the whole family with him. In 1992 he took everyone to Hawaii to help celebrate his 50th wedding anniversary with his wife, EvaDell.
After Clyde retired from the printing business, he stayed in Cherryville until 2006. At that time, he had a kidney removed and had to move to Clearwater, Fla. for care. He lived with his daughter Mary for 5 years and enjoyed seeing his 3 young grandsons grow in to manhood. As his health began to decline, he moved to his other daughters home (Patty) in early part of 2012 for daily care.
Clyde was a gentle, kind, caring and humble man who loved his family more than anything. He spent many hours with each one of his beloved children and grandchildren. He looked forward to visiting his siblings and especially attending the Brown reunion every year. In his last years, he longed to come back to Cherryville as he loved the town, his friends there and living in the house on Hawthorne St. He was very talented to fix and repair things and did this for all the family members without complaint. He loved to help them and they love to be with him. He especially loved children. Clyde knew Jesus, our Lord and Savior, and the family is comforted knowing he is with Him now. He will be greatly missed, but has left a legacy of unconditional love to his family that will always be with them.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Dr. Eric Childers officiating with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends today at Carpenter’s Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, PO Box 100, Cherryville, N.C. 28021
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Carpenter’s Funeral Home is serving the Brown family.
Patricia Pendleton Kiser
(April 15, 1941 – October 13, 2012)
Patricia Pendleton Kiser, age 71, of 704 Sherrill Avenue in Lincolnton, died on Saturday, October 13, 2012.
No services are planned at this time.
Ms. Kiser was born April 15, 1941 in Lincoln County to the late Broadis and Evelyn Roberts Pendleton. She attended Lincolnton Elementary and High Schools. She owned “Hair Shaper’s” beauty shop in Lincolnton for many years. She attended UNCC in Charlotte, and received her Teaching degree. She taught several years at Lincoln Middle School, and at Bessemer City High School, until retirement.
She was a member of Boger City Baptist Church and Lincolnton Choral Guild (or society). She was also a member of Alpha Delta Kappa for educators.
She is survived by her beloved son, David Yates Kiser of Lincolnton; two brothers, Bob Pendleton and wife Patty and Steve Pendleton and wife Christine, all of Lincolnton; and a niece, Sandra Johnson of Apex. She is also survived by many other loving nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews and, will be lovingly missed by many of her friends in the Lincolnton and Charlotte areas.
Girtha Moore Ramsey
IRON STATION — Girtha Moore Ramsey, age 96, of 3371 Rhyne Forest Road in Iron Station, died on Wednesday, October 17, 2012.
Her funeral service will be 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Boger City Wesleyan Church with Rev. Jay Allen and Rev. David Schrum officiating. Burial will follow in Hollybrook Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 until 1:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
Mrs. Ramsey was born August 29, 1916 in Rutherford County to the late Anderson and Zinnia Hamrick Moore. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Erman Hoyle Ramsey, a son, James Ray Ramsey, two sisters, and a granddaughter, Sandy Helms. Mrs. Ramsey worked in textiles.
She is survived by three sons, Calvin Ramsey of Williamsburg, Va., Steve Ramsey of Lincolnton, and Sammy Ramsey of York, S.C.; six daughters, Aileen Caldwell of Lincolnton, Carol Ramsey of Charlotte, Virginia Kelly of Charlotte, Evelyn Hermelink of Locust, LaVon Strout of Charlotte, and Violet Sisk of Iron Station; fourteen grandchildren; and nineteen great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Boger City Wesleyan Church, 2803 E. Highway 27, Lincolnton, NC 28092.
Warlick Funeral Homeis serving the Ramsey family.
David Giles Foster
Mr. David Giles Foster passed away on October 17, 2012 at Gaston Memorial Hospital.
His funeral service will be 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 21, 2012 in theWarlick Funeral HomeChapel with Rev. Charles Ingle and Rev. Dick Whitener officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery with military rites. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2012 atWarlick Funeral Home.
Mr. Foster was the son of the late Russell Bryan Foster and Jenelle High Foster of High Shoals. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and then later worked at Burlington Industries and retired from Sonoco. He was a loving father, grandfather, Korean Vet, and member of High Shoals Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Elizabeth Cloninger Foster; a son, Steven David Foster and wife Teresa of Huntsville, Ala.; two daughters, Susan Foster Ray and Teresa Foster Cash, all of Lincolnton; sister, Mary Frances Hovis of Lincolnton; four grandchildren, Rachael Foster of Huntsville, Ala., Shane Pegram, Natasha Mitchell, and Ashley Ray, all of Lincolnton; and eight great-grandchildren, Dillon, Gage, Kalob, Jesse, Dallas, Shauna, Katie, and Aleigha, all of Lincolnton.
Warlick Funeral Homeis serving the Foster family.
Patricia Cook Clark
Patricia Cook Clark, age 62, of 1831 South Industrial Park Road in Lincolnton, died on Wednesday, October 17, 2012.
Her funeral service will be 3 p.m. on Monday, October 22, 2012 in theWarlick Funeral HomeChapel with Rev. Matthew Sparks officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Sunday, October 21, 2012 atWarlick Funeral Home.
Mrs. Clark was born October 12, 1950 in Spartanburg, S.C. to the late Paul Wayne and Willie Lowery Cook. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Judson David Clark. She worked at J.P. Stevens for 23 years. Mrs. Clark also enjoyed fishing and cooking.
She is survived by a daughter, Paula Bourquardez and husband Alan of Lincolnton; a sister, Mary Arrowood and husband Jerry of Lincolnton; two grandchildren, David Bourquardez and wife Kelly of Lincolnton and Eva Corum and husband Mark of Mt. Holly; and three great-grandsons, Mason and Noah Bourquardez and Logan Corum.
Warlick Funeral Homeis serving the Clark family.
Carrie Lithia Green Reynolds
Carrie Lithia Green Reynolds (Tiny), age 80, of Brookwood Acres, passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2012.
Mrs. Reynolds was born March 1, 1932 to the late Tom and Viola Green. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Reynolds; brothers, Jack Green and Hoover Green; and sisters, Josie Dysert and Betty Sue Smith.
She is survived by son Gary Chapman and wife Sherry of Lincolnton; son, Steve Chapman of Lincolnton; grandson, Tommy Chapman and wife Lesley of Lincolnton; granddaughter, Pam Harrah and husband J.R. Harrah of Mooresville; granddaughter, Shelley Butler and husband Shawn of Grand Haven, Mich.; great-grandchildren, Carson Chapman, Andrew Harrah, Steven Harrah, James Butler, Garrett Butler and Reid Butler; sister-in-law Ethleen Green and nephew Larry Green.
Tiny had many special friends, neighbors, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Warlick Funeral home with Pastor Ken Gibson officiating. Mrs. Reynolds will be buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 – 10:45 a.m. prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092.
Warlick Funeral Homeis serving the Reynolds family.
Elizabeth ‘Lib’ Scronce Hoover
VALE — Elizabeth “Lib” Scronce Hoover, age 85, of Hoover Elmore Road in Vale, died on Tuesday, October 16, 2012.
Her funeral service will be 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Trinity Lutheran Church with PastorJohn Lockeofficiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Friday, October 19, 2012 atWarlick Funeral Home.
Mrs. Hoover was born November 16, 1926 in Lincoln County to the late Frank and Vernie Leonard Scronce. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Thomas Hoover, five brothers, Ray, Hal, Dan, Jack and Ben Scronce, and a daughter-in-law, Donna Hoover. She retired from Cochrane Furniture Company.
She is survived by two sons, Charlie Hoover and Benny Hoover and wife Keko, all of Vale; three brothers, Lester Scronce of Connelly Springs, Bill Scronce of Asheville, and Bob Scronce of Crouse; a sister, Betty Jane Sain of Vale; two grandchildren, Eric Hoover and wife Denese and Kelly Hoover and wife Laurie, all of Hickory; and three great-grandchildren, Ben Underwood, Halley Underwood, and Cole Hoover, all of Hickory.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 7, Vale, NC 28168, or to Palliative Care and Hospice of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.
Warlick Funeral Homeis serving the Hoover family.
Pearl M. Lail
HICKORY — Almedia “Pearl” Martin Lail, 92, of Hickory died Wednesday, October 17, 2012.
The funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Conover. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 10 until10:45 a.m. at the church, prior to the service.
Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Lail family.