Hubert Houser Peeler
Mr. Hubert Houser Peeler, age 84, of478 Owls Den Road, Lincolnton died Saturday, November 10, 2012.
His funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Gainsville Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Rice officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. today at Gainsville Baptist Church.
Born to the late George Murphy Peeler and Lila Mae House Peeler, Hubert was raised on the family farm in western Lincoln County and graduated from North Brook High School in Vale, after which he enlisted in the US Army, serving near the end of WWII. Inheriting it from his father, his lifelong occupation was that of serving as the sole proprietor of Peeler Fertilizer and Seed Company, from which he retired in 1985. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying camping, fishing, hunting, and wide-ranging travels. After extensive travels, Hubert and his beloved Carolyn spent each winter for about 20 years in Homestead, Fla., on the edge of Lake Okeechobee, where Hubert enjoyed fishing.
He was an active member of Gainsville Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star, as well as a member of the American Legion and the Masonic Lodge. Married in 1946 to the late Nina Cline Peeler, he was predeceased by her in 1973 after a prolonged illness and also predeceased by a son, George Cletus Peeler (1956-1960). He was then remarried in December 1975, to Carolyn Helton Peeler, by whom he is survived. He is also survived by his sister Bobbie Cherry Robbins and a brother, Jim Peeler.
He is further survived by son, Dr. Ronald Hubert Peeler, MD and wife Paige Amber Caldwell Peeler of Davidson; son, Gary Lynn and wife Cindy of Denver; daughters, Teresa Lynn, Debbie Lynn Apjohn and husband Jeff of Lincolnton, Tana Lynn Ables and husband Tom of Wilmington; and nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was greatly loved and will be forever missed by his large family and many friends.
Memorials may be made to Gainsville Baptist Church, 276 Gainsville Church Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092.
Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Peeler family.
Dorothy ‘Dot’ Goodson Keener
Mrs. Dorothy “Dot” Goodson Keener, age 86, of 133 Buffalo Shoals Road, Lincolnton died Saturday, November 10, 2012.
A native of Lincoln County, Dot was born on November 11, 1925 in Lincoln County and was the daughter of the late Frank Richard and Murlee Broome Goodson. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, William Doyt Keener.
Dot was a loving and devoted person to family and friends. She retired from J.P. Stevens as a cloth inspector. She was a lifelong member of Boger City United Methodist Church where she was extremely active and served on various committees. For 25 years Dot enjoyed delivering “Meals on Wheels.” She had many outside interests including cooking, sewing, making handmade quilts, and needlepoint making each immediate family member a personalized Christmas stocking.
Dot is survived by her son, Jack Keener and wife MaxAnne Barnette Keener of Lincolnton; one daughter, Jill Keener Kiser and husband William Edward Kiser II, also of Lincolnton. She is also survived by five grandchildren who were the light of her life. They are Alex Harrison Keener of Lincolnton, Christopher Paul Keener and wife Abby Steele Keener of Greenville, S.C., Sarah Keener Putnam and husband, James Russell Putnam Sr. of Dallas, N.C., Jenny Kiser Brogden and husband, Christopher Scott Brogden of Lincolnton, and William Edward Kiser III and wife Lawson Kelly Kiser, also of Lincolnton. Dot’s seven great-grandchildren were the joy of her life. They are James Russell Putnam Jr., Catherine Anne Putnam, Dorothy (Dottie) Brooke Keener, Luke Christopher Brogden, Miller Scott Brogden, William Cole Kiser and Preston Hayes Kiser. Dot is survived by her sister, Peggy Goodson Mode of Lincolnton; her brother, Frank Terry Goodson and wife, Edith Goodson of Wingate; three sister-in-laws, Louise Keener Burris of Maiden, Shirley Keener Rice of Charlotte, and Gwen Burke Goodson of Lincolnton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Heartfelt appreciations go to the staff of Cardinal Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center and Hospice of Lincolnton as their concern and care to Dot was amazing during her time as a resident.
“A Celebration and Remembrance for the Life of Dorothy “Dot” Goodson Keener” will be held at Boger City United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 with Rev. Allen Van Meter and Rev. Joe Ervin officiating. The family will receive friends atWarlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. tonight. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Lincolnton.
If so inclined, memorials may be made to Boger City United Methodist Church, 2320 East Main Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092, or Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092.
Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Keener family.
Clara Reid Campbell Gilbert
Mrs. Clara Reid Campbell Gilbert, age 70, of 2534 E. Highway 150, Lincolnton died Saturday, November 10, 2012.
Her funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 13, 2012 in theWarlick Funeral HomeChapel with Dr. Bob Wise officiating. Burial will follow in Hollybrook Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. Tuesday atWarlick Funeral Home.
Mrs. Gilbert was born on March 3, 1942 in Lincoln County to the late Neal Reid and Ruth Wise Campbell. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Gilbert is survived by her husband, Horace Gene Gilbert of the home; two sons, Robbie Gilbert and wife Chasta of Vale, Monty Gilbert of Lincolnton; one daughter, Tammy Gilbert Bigham of Lincolnton; two sisters, Becky C. Hurt of Lincolnton and MaryAnn C. Bynum and husband Robert of Lincolnton; four grandchildren, Niccole Moore and husband Michael, Ashley Bigham, Colton Gilbert and Katie Gilbert all of Lincolnton; three great-grandchildren, Zoe Bigham, Kaylee Bigham and Gaige Moore, all of Lincolnton
Memorials may be made to Levine & Dickson Hospice House, 11900 Vanstory Drive, Huntersville, NC 28078.
Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Gilbert family.
Julia Ann Smith Finger
Mrs. Julia Ann Smith Finger, age 72, of 612 Salem Church Road, Maiden died Friday, November 9, 2012.
Her funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Fellowship Baptist Church with Pastor Ronnie Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 12:30 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. today prior to the service.
Mrs. Finger was born on June 16, 1940 in Lincoln County and was the daughter of the late Marvin and Lena Martin Smith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joe Leonard Finger and one brother, Richard Smith.
Mrs. Finger is survived by two sons, Joey Len Finger of Lincolnton and Everett Lee Finger of Maiden; two daughters, Lisa Finger Ballard of Maiden and Phyllis Finger Imhauser of Maiden; three brothers, Johnny Darrell Smith of Lincolnton, Dennis Ray Smith of Lincolnton and Eddie Smith of Ikard; one sister, Lena Marie Reep of Maiden; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be Fellowship Baptist Church, 1920 Maiden Salem Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092 or to Hospice & Palliative Care of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.
Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Finger family.
Mary Helen Huss
Mrs. Mary Helen Huss, age 84, of 3748 Highway 182, Lincolnton died Thursday, November 8, 2012.
Her funeral was 3 p.m. Sunday, November 11, 2012 at Bethphage Lutheran Church with Rev. Robert Mitschke officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Warlick Funeral Home.
Mrs. Huss was born on September 17, 1928 in Gaston County to the late Lawrence and Minnie Pate Beal. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roy P. Huss.
She is survived by two sons, Michael E. Huss and wife, Rebecca of Crouse and Randy Kevin Huss and wife, Robin of Lincolnton; two sisters, Alene Devine and husband, Darrell of Lincolnton and Elsie Biddle and husband, Ollie of Florence, S.C.; three grandchildren, Jennifer Phillips and husband, Deany of Gastonia, Laura Fredell and husband, James of Lincolnton and Trent Huss and wife, Kesha of Lincolnton; one great-grandson, Kevin Fredell and long time friend, Jack Thompson of Denver.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethphage Lutheran Church, 3440 Highway 182, Lincolnton, NC 28092.
Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Huss family.
Mildred Cline Wilson
Mildred Rose Cline Wilson, 81, of Catawba died November 8, 2012.
A funeral service was held November 11, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, Catawba. The family received friends November 10, 2012 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Burke Mortuary, Newton.
Burke Mortuary, Newton is serving the Wilson family.
Bobby Huffman Sr.
Bobby Gene Huffman Sr., 79, of Taylorsville died November 9, 2012.
A funeral service will be held today at 3 p.m. at Shiloh Lutheran Church, Hickory. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends today from 1:15 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. at the church prior to the service.
Burke Mortuary, Newton is serving the Huffman family.
Jewel Crawford Smith
Jewel Crawford Smith, 77, of Cherryville died November 7, 2012.
Visitation was held November 11, 2012 from 1:45 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Cherryville. Funeral services were held November 11, 2012 at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Cherryville City Memorial Cemetery.
Stamey~Cherryville Funeral Home is serving the Smith family.
Hollis Dean Fortenberry
Hollis Dean Fortenberry, 66, of Lincolnton died November 10, 2012.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton.
James Edward Gibson
James Edward Gibson, 80, of Lincolnton died November 11, 2012.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton.