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Obits 10-22-12

Harry Lee Robinson

IRON STATION — Mr. Harry Lee Robinson, age 86, of 4739 E. Highway 27 in Iron Station, died on Friday, October 19, 2012.

His funeral service will be 11 a.m. today in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Shiela Gould and Rev. Carolyn Sears officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. today prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Robinson was born February 17, 1926 in Lincoln County to the late Roscoe and Estelle Keever Robinson. He served in the United States Navy during World War II having received five battle stars.  Mr. Robinson later retired from Burlington Industries.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Ballard Robinson of the home; one daughter, Kathy Robinson Billings and husband Michael of Denver; four sisters, Jean R. Devine and Dorothy R. Schronce, both of Iron Station, Kathryn Robinson Eurey of Lincolnton, and Fredda Robinson of Denver; and a brother, Johnny Robinson of Stanley.

Memorials may be made to the Iron Station United Methodist Church, 4777 E. Highway 27, Iron Station, NC 28080.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Robinson family.

 

Mabel Kale Pearson

Mabel Kale Pearson, age 77, of the Lincoln Nursing Center in Lincolnton, died on Friday, October 19, 2012.

Her funeral service will be 1 p.m. today in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Terry Rudisill officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Belmont. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Pearson was born June 1, 1935 in Gaston County to the late John Lock and Charlotte Harbin Kale.   In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Isaac David Pearson. She worked at Mary Jo’s Cloth Store in Gastonia for many years. She also enjoyed racing, especially pulling for Dale, Jr.

She is survived by three sons, Eugene Bumgardner Jr. of Bessemer City, John Bumgardner and wife Rose of Maiden, and Richard Bumgardner and wife Beverly of Warshoals, S.C.; two daughters, Tonda Kellum and husband Johnny of Jacksonville; and daughter, Meleah Deaton and husband William of Lincolnton; a sister, Jeanette Hyleman of Gastonia; four step-daughters, Cynthia Helms, Lynn Winchester, Melinda Helms, and Sandra Hamrick; eight grandchildren; and fourteen great-grandchildren.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Pearson family.

 

Henry Dixon ‘Dick’ Walker

Mr. Henry Dixon “Dick” Walker, age 70, of 214 Rock Creek Drive, Lincolnton died Friday, October 19, 2012.

A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Lincolnton.  The family will receive friends tonight from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. atWarlick Funeral Homein Lincolnton.

Mr. Walker was born on October 29, 1941 in Rutherford County and was the son of the late Paul Dixon and Velma Smith Walker.  He retired from Mohican Mills as a personnel manager.

Mr. Walker is survived by his son, Bradley Kent Walker of Cary; daughter, Aimee Dawn Walker of Lincolnton and their mother Becky Bradley Walker; one sister, Cynthia Campfield and husband Jimmy of Henrietta; five grandchildren, Macy Jordan Walker, Zakari Scott Paul Turner, Austin Lee Tazewell Turner, Jackson “Jake” Bradley Walker, Emma Catherine Walker; one great granddaughter, Aaisley Sage Walker.

Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton is serving the Walker family.

 

Catherine Lucille Gibson Thomas

Mrs. Catherine Lucille Gibson Thomas, age 90, of 5 Circle Drive in Lincolnton, died on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at her home.

Her funeral will be 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jack Calloway officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday prior to the service at Warlick Funeral Home.

Mrs. Thomas was born and raised in Gaston on August 2, 1922, daughter of the late D.G. and Hattie Hass Gibson. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Charles Thomas; two sons, Michael and Bruce; one grandson, Mickey; one great-grandson, Rickey; four brothers and one sister. After retiring from the textile industry of many years, she stayed busy working in her yard that was always beautiful and everyone praised.

She is survived by three daughters, Bobbie Black of the home, Nancy Grigg and husband Donald of Iron Station, Linda Richard and husband Ambruse of Lincolnton; two sons, Tony Thomas of Lincolnton and Danny Thomas and fiancé Tresia of Sapulpa, Okla.; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank Hospice of Lincoln County, the nurses from Lincoln County Home Health Agency, and a special thank you to Karen Grigg.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Thomas family.

 

Donald Aaron McGinnis

Mr. Donald Aaron McGinnis, age 84, passed away peacefully Sunday morning.

His funeral service will be 3 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. Mike Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Hollybrook Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 from 1:30 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. in the North Wing of the church.

He was a graduate of Lincolnton High School and received his degree from Lenoir-Rhyne College. Donald served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  He was president and owner of McGinnis Tire and Real Estate. He was a member of the Lincolnton Country Club and a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley J. McGinnis; aunt, Wilma McGinnis of Lincolnton; cousins; and dear friends, Shirley and Gene Drum.

Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 216 S. Aspen Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the McGinnis family.

 

Peggy Ann Costner Simmons

Peggy Ann Costner Simmons, of Davidson, died on October 20, 2012, following a brief illness.  She was born on January 24, 1928, in Lincolnton to Beverley Pulaski and Annie Alberta (Peg) Costner.

Peggy grew up in Lincolnton and graduated from Lincolnton High School. She graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1949 with a degree in Pharmacy.  The first female pharmacist in Lincoln and Gaston Counties, she was active in her work and in professional associations for many years.

It was as a student at UNC-Chapel Hill that Peggy met her husband, Mercer Ward Simmons.  They were married at Emmanuel Lutheran Church on September 10, 1947, and made their home in Lincolnton and Lincoln County until moving to The Pines at Davidson in 2003.

Peggy was active in many community associations.  She served as a member of the Lincolnton Recreation Commission, was a director of the local chapter of the American Red Cross, the Lincoln County Hospital, and as a member of the local chapter of the American Association of University Women.  She served on the N. C. State Library Commission.  She served on the board of the N.C. Museum of History Associates and was instrumental in the establishment of the Lincoln County Chapter.  She was a life-long Lutheran at Emmanuel Lutheran Church until she moved to Davidson and Davidson College Presbyterian Church. It was always Peggy’s desire to come home to Lincolnton.

Peggy loved local history and collaborated on a number of Lincoln County initiatives. She assisted in the establishment of the Lincoln County Historical Association, which recognized her service with its Heritage Award. She also served as Regent of the Jacob Forney Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).  She was a life-long Democrat and member of the Lincoln County Democratic Women.

Among her many interests were travel, art, and gardening.  She played bridge socially all of her adult life. Upon moving to The Pines she took it up in earnest, becoming a member of the Foy Ingram Duplicate Club and a regular at the annual marathon competition.

Peg’s life was full of friends and family. She was loved and respected by many and will be dearly missed.

Peg was predeceased by her brothers, Beverley Pulaski Costner Jr. and Alfred Nixon Costner, and her sister Jane Costner Ware.

She is survived by her four children, Beverley Jane Simmons and her partner Mary Lou Schill of Ventura, Calif., Rebecca Stillwagon and her husband Mark of Marietta, Ga., Mercer Ward Simmons Jr. and his wife Gail Goforth of Charlotte, and Alfred Francis Simmons of Boone. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Alfred Francis Simmons Jr. of Los Angeles, Calif, Arthur Carrington Simmons of Raleigh, Maxwell Mercer Simmons of Boone, and Marjorie Rose Stillwagon and Anne Catherine Stillwagon of Marietta, Ga.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Lincolnton, with interment to follow in Hollybrook Cemetery. Prior to the service, friends will be received at the church from 2 p.m. until 2:45 p.m.

Memorials may be made the Residents Association of The Pines at Davidson, 400 Avinger Lane, Davidson, NC  28036 or to the charity of one’s choice.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Simmons family.

 

Theresa Windish Perrin Meyer

Theresa Windish Perrin Meyer, 76, of Mooresville passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2012.

She was born on June 2, 1936, in Rochester, Pa., to the late John and Theresa DeCocco Windish. Mrs. Meyer was a retired Registered Nurse and volunteer for Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County. She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Mooresville. Mrs. Meyer was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Vern Meyer; son, Patrick John Perrin; son-in-law, Judson Hulet Croom; and a brother, Jack Edward Windish.

She is survived by children, Paula Perrin Croom, William David Perrin and wife, Denise, James Patrick Perrin; daughter-in-law, Mary Catherine Perrin; sisters, Marguerite Windish Wheatley and Joan Windish Ewald; grandchildren, Elizabeth Windish Croom, Margaret Peterson Croom, Brooke Perrin Ward and husband, Austin, Emily Ann Perrin, Dylan James Thurman, Robert Preston Perrin, John Patrick Perrin and Daniel James Perrin; and great grandson, Brayden Neil Ward.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Carolina Piedmont Chapter Alzheimer’s Association, 3420 Shamrock Dr., Charlotte, NC 28215 and/or the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 1012 S. Kings Dr., Suite 701, Charlotte, NC 28283.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville is serving the Meyer family.

Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.

 

 

Fred Franklin Isenhour

Fred Franklin Isenhour, 84, of Newton died October 20, 2012.

A funeral service will be held October 23, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Mathis Chapel Baptist Church, Catawba. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Burke Mortuary, Newton.

Burke Mortuary, Newton is serving the Isenhour family.

 

Ronald Crockett Pettry

Ronald Crockett Pettry, 71, of Maiden died October 20, 2012.

A funeral service will be held October 23, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Catawba Valley Baptist Church, Maiden. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends October 23, 2012 from 2 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. at the church, prior to the service.

Burke Mortuary, Newton is serving the Perry family.

 

Roy Lee Goble

Roy Lee Goble, 68, of Conover died October 20, 2012.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at 4 p.m. October 23, 2012 at Drum Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. October 23, 2012 at Drum Funeral Home.

Drum Funeral Home and Cremation, Conover is serving the Goble family.

 

Charity Neal Black

Charity Neal Black, 90, of Crouse died October 21, 2012.

Arrangements are incomplete at Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton.

 

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