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Obits 10-24-12

Sidney William Mauney

STANLEY — Sidney William Mauney, 72, died October 22, 2012 at the NC Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. He was born in Richmond County; son of the late Roy W. and Ethel Snead Mauney, and was preceded in death by 2 brothers Ralph and Kenneth Mauney and 2 sisters Louise Bradshaw and Ann Medlin. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, was retired from Duke Energy, along with his son was co-owner of Rock Ridge Greenhouse in Alexis, and enjoyed camping.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years Carolyn Armstrong Mauney; a son, Kevin Mauney and wife Susan of Alexis; a sister, Carol McGinnis and husband Larry “Mutt” of Alexis; 3 grandchildren Jennifer Casey, Brittany and Gage Britton, and 2 great grandchildren Alex and Madeline Casey.

Funeral service conducted by the Reverends Charlie Wilborn and Scott Jenkins will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, October 25, 2012 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 6 until 9 p.m. today, and other times at the home of Kevin and Susan Mauney, 927 Alexis – Lucia Road, Alexis.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Baptist Church, New Facilities Fund, PO Box 70, Alexis, N.C. 28006.

Woodlawn Funeral Home of Mt Holly is in charge of arrangements.


Charity Emaline Neal Black

CROUSE — Charity Emaline Neal Black, age 90, of 5740 Crouse Road in Crouse, died on Sunday, October 21, 2012.

Her funeral service will be 11 a.m. today at Leonard’s Fork Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Goins and Rev. Darrell Bost. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The body will lie in state for thirty minutes prior to the service. Visitation was held from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 atWarlick Funeral Home.

Mrs. Black was born June 16, 1922 inLincolnCountyto the late Charles and Lonnie Reynolds Neal. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Marshall Haywood Black and a son, Amos Ezra Black.  She worked in furniture manufacturing.

She is survived by a son, Aaron Marshall Black and wife Betsy of Crouse; one daughter, Lydia Sue Black Saine and husband Wade of Iron Station; one brother, Don Neal of Crouse; four grandchildren, Kerry Black Dix and husband David of Ranlo, Billie Black Duncan and husband Lanny of Maiden, Russel Lee Saine of Cary, and Marsha Anne Saine of Iron Station; and three great-grandchildren, Christopher Duncan of Maiden, Joshua Dix and Luke Dix, all of Ranlo.

Memorials may be made to Leonard’s Fork Baptist Church, 1462 Leonards Fork Church Road, Lincolnton, NC  28092.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Black family.


Rev. Hal Robinson Hovis

BELTON, S.C. — Rev. Hal Robinson Hovis, 89, died Monday, October 22, 2012.

Born in Lincolnton, he was the son of the late Garland Franklin and Bessie Robinson Hovis. He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church. He was an Army Air Corp veteran of the Army 7th Air Corp, 41st Bomb Group Head Quarters Squadron during WWII. He was a graduate of Warren Wilson College, a Baptist Minister and an avid outdoorsman.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 57 years, Faye Timmons Hovis and his brother, Charles Hovis.

He is survived by his daughters, Nancy Fox and husband Ed of Greenville and Jane Garrett and husband Jerry of Easley; son, Randy Hovis and wife Brenda of Belton, S.C.; sister, Ann Steed and husband Joe of Blythewood, S.C.; three grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends prior to the service Thursday, October 25, 2012 from 1:45 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. with the service immediately following at 3 p.m. at Cox Funeral Home Chapel, Belton, S.C. Interment will follow at Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Medi Home Hospice, 20 Roper Corners Circle Greenville, SC 29615.


Rosie Drum

MAIDEN — Rosie Lea Richie Drum, age 87, of Maiden passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at Brian Center in Lincolnton.

Born February 8, 1925 in Catawba County, she was the daughter of the late John Ritchie and the late Lucy Smith Ritchie. Mrs. Drum was a member of Living Word Church in Maiden.

In addition to her parents, first husband, James Crowder; second husband, Dail Drum; two sisters, Hazel Wilson and Lorine Austin; and daughter-in-law, Margaret “Diane” Crowder preceded her in death.

Survivors include two sons, Randy Crowder and wife, Sylvia of Maiden, and Terry Crowder of Maiden; two daughters, Sherran Rhyne and husband, Lee of Lincolnton and Susette Gilpin and husband, Doug of Maiden; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren:

The funeral service will be held Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Living Word Church in Maiden with Pastor Rick Haug and Pastor Mike Ainsworth officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Lincolnton. The family will receive friends, prior to the service, from 2 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. at the church.

Memorials may be made to: Living Word Church, 923 Island Ford Drive, Maiden, NC 28650

Visit www.burkemortuary.com to register your condolences.

Burke Mortuary, Maiden is serving the Drum family.


Mary Alice Ewing Pope

GASTONIA — Mary Alice Ewing Pope, 92, left her earthly home to be with Jesus on October 22, 2012 at Terrace Ridge Assisted Living in Gastonia.

Mary Alice was born June 15, 1920 in Lincoln County, daughter of the late Oscar Harrison “Ben” Ewing and Anna Jane Reel Ewing.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Raymond Thomas Pope in 1973; a brother Harrison Ewing and a sister Clarine E Cline.

Survivors include her daughter, Gilda Dixon and husband Ron of Gastonia; two grandchildren, Sean Dixon and wife, Kim of Gastonia, Marianna Lindberg and husband, Daniel of Waxhaw; four great grandchildren, Amanda and Jennifer Dixon and Jordyn and Mya Davis; Sisters Helen Beam and Christine Modlin of Lincolnton; nieces and nephews; special friends Jack and Jean Walker of Shelby.

Growing up in Lincoln County and graduating from Lincolnton High School; she was a proud member of the girls’ basketball team. She also attended Sacred Heart and Gaston College.

She was baptized at Camp Creek becoming a devout Christian and lifetime Bible believing Baptist. Many years were spent teaching Sunday School, taking the youth on trips, working in Bible School and singing in her church choir. Her love of music allowed her to sing in the choir during the Billy Graham Crusade when it was held in Charlotte. At the time of her death she was a proud member of Parkwood Baptist Church in Gastonia.

Mary Alice was a Girl Scout leader at Camp Rotary and also organized and led a Girl Scout troop at the Orthopedic Hospital. She was publically acknowledged by receiving The Spindle City Award for the outstanding work with the girls who were confined to beds with limited movement.

She deeply enjoyed traveling including Europe, Canada, Hawaii and many states, but the SC beaches remained her favorite.

Numerous hobbies included working in her yard with her many flowers and plants, crafts, baking, reading, decorating and dancing. Basketball remained her favorite sport, and she looked forward each year to the NCAA playoffs, always pulling for Duke.

Found in her writings was the following quote about herself: “Her life was filled with love for her family, compassion for the condition of the world, and the plight of precious unborn children. The joy in her life came from caring for her grandchildren and giving to anyone in need.”

The sunshine in her face and her sterling character will be missed by her family and all of those who were privileged to know her personally. She was greatly loved and appreciated.

A special thanks to Patti Lineberger, and the staff at Terrace Ridge for their awesome love and care during her stay while there. A special thank you goes to Scott Sutton for going above and beyond giving her the best care possible.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Parkwood Baptist Church on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 12 noon with the Rev. Doctor M O Owens and Rev. David Belle Isle officiating. The family will receive friends 11 a.m. until 12 noon on Thursday at the church. A private inurnment will be at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Baptist Children’s Home in Thomasville, NC; St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, or Franklin Graham Evangelistic Association in Charlotte, NC.


Vickie McSwain Hovis

Vickie McSwain Hovis, 56, of Lincolnton died October 20, 2012.

Visitation will be held October 26, 2012 from 9:45 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at Gainsville Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held October 26, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Gainsville Baptist Church. Burial will be at Hillcrest Gardens, Mt. Holly.

Stamey~Cherryville Funeral Home is serving the Hovis family.


Elizabeth W. Hance

Elizabeth “Lib” Jane Wiggins Hance, 78, of Conover died October 21, 2012.

A funeral service will be held October 26, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Burke Mortuary Chapel, Newton. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Hickory. The family will receive friends October 25, 2012 from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Burke Mortuary, Newton.

Burke Mortuary, Newton is serving the Hance family.


Robert Henry Detter

Robert Henry Detter, 68, of Maiden died October 22, 2012.

A funeral service will be held on October 27, 2012 at 4 p.m. at Balls Creek Campground, Catawba. The family will receive friends October 27, 2012 from 2:30 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. at the campground prior to the service. A graveside service will be held on October 28, 2012 at 12:15 p.m. at Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery, Newton.

Burke Mortuary, Newton is serving the Detter family.


Matilda Cline Harbison

Matilda Cline Harbison, 96, of Lincolnton died October 21, 2012.

Funeral services are October 27, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Hopewell Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service at the church.

Ebony & White’s Funeral Service is serving the Harbison family.


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