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Obituaries — 10-29-12

Shirley Ann Masche Cole

VALE — Shirley Ann Masche Cole, age 76, of 7002 Jake Seagle Road, Vale, died on Tuesday, October 23, 2012.

A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Forest Lawn Cemetery followed with inurnment.

Ms. Cole was born August 11, 1936 in Hackettstown, N.J. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Cole.  She was a beautician.

She is survived a son, Jerry McMurtrie of Kings Mountain; one daughter, Kim Hughes of Vale; one brother, Ernest Masche of Hickory; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Cole family.


Katherine ‘Kate’ Lorine Ewing Knight

Katherine “Kate” Lorine Ewing Knight, age 88, of Flint Street in Lincolnton, died on Friday, October 26, 2012.

Her funeral service was 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 26, 2012 at First Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Stanley Spence officiating. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family received friends from 1:45 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Mrs. Knight was born January 15, 1924 in Lincoln County to the late Robert H. and Margaret Dorsey Ewing. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by brothers, J.B. Ewing, Shorty Robert Ewing Jr., Melton Andrew Ewing; and sisters, Ruth Peeler and Pauline Calfe. She worked as a secretary.

She is survived by her husband, Clyde L. Knight Jr., of the home; two sons, Lee Knight and wife Kathy and Zane Knight and wife Donna, all of Lincolnton; a sister, Sue Ewing Jones of Lincolnton; sister-in-law, Grace Ewing of Lincolnton; six grandchildren, Elizabeth Ross Carpenter and husband Rusty, Sarah Ross, John Daugherty, Beth Medlin, Amber Miller, and Katie Knight; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 201 Robin Road, Lincolnton, NC  28092.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Knight family.


Rosa Lea Beard London

Rosa Lea Beard London, 84, of Claremont died October 25, 2012.

A funeral service was held October 28, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Burke Mortuary Chapel, Newton. Burial followed in Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Mountain View. The family received friends October 27, 2012 from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Burke Mortuary, Newton.

Burke Mortuary, Newton is serving the London family.


Alvin Sigmon

Marvin “Alvin” Sigmon, 85, of Maiden died October 27, 2012.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Burke Mortuary, Maiden.


Lloyd Minteer Jr.

Lloyd Minteer Jr., 44, of Vale died October 26, 2012.

A private service will be held at a later date.

Burke Mortuary, Maiden is serving the Minteer family.


Willard Lonkey Busby

Willard Lonkey Busby, 91, of Cherryville died October 27, 2012.

Funeral service will be held today at 11 a.m. in the Cone Memorial Chapel of Carpenter’s Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Bessemer City Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m.

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


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