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Obituaries 12-24-2012

Sadie Newton Beam

Sadie Newton Beam, age 81, of 7538 Blackwelder Road in Denver and formerly of Lincolnton died on Saturday, December 22, 2012.

Her funeral service will be 2 p.m. on Friday, December 28, 2012 at Denver United Methodist Church with Rev. Jeff Johnsen officiating.  Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Mrs. Beam was born June 10, 1931 in Cleveland County to the late William Marvin and Zula Mae Cooke Newton.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Carroll Beam.  She was an accountant in the automotive industry.

Mrs. Beam loved shopping, reading and spending time with her family.

Survivors include three daughters, Deborah Shelley and husband Adrian of Houston, Tex., Sandra Braswell and husband Joe of Little River, S.C., Karen Helms and husband Kenny of Denver; five grandchildren: Marty Abernathy and wife Amy, Dusty Abernathy, Lauren Shelley, Ade Shelley and wife Ashley; Angela Hoyle and husband Wesley; four great grandchildren: Miller Hoyle, EmmaLeigh Hoyle, Brody Abernathy and Bella Burba.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association of North Carolina, 514 Daniels Street, Suite 109, Raleigh, NC 27605.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Beam family.

 

Judith Sandstrom Gantt

Judith Sandstrom Gantt, age 83, of 2152 Country Club Road in Lincolnton, died on Friday, December 21, 2012.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church with Pastor Mike Collins officiating. The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. prior to the service in the North Wing of the church.

Mrs. Gantt was born April 29, 1929 in Escanaba, Mich. to the late Samuel Edwin and Teckla Maria Skog Sandstrom. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Alfred Gantt.  She retired from Lincoln County Schools where she worked as a teacher at Lincolnton High School.

She is survived by a son, George Gantt and wife Vanessa of Lincolnton; two daughters, Sara Lynn Little and husband Wayne of Lincolnton and Kathy G. Rogers of Petersburg, Va.; and three grandchildren, Molly Nicole Little, John Robert Little (JR), and Langley Marie Little.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 216 S. Aspen Street, Lincolnton, NC  28092.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Gantt family.

 

Pamela Ann Melville Grove

STANLEY — Pamela Ann Melville Grove, age 64, of 478 Doves Crest Court in Stanley, died on Friday, December 21, 2012.

Services are being planned for a later date.

Ms. Grove was born April 22, 1948 in New York to the late Wallace and Pauline Warshany Melville. She worked as an accountant for Denver Restaurant Equipment.

She is survived by a daughter, Karen Herschel and husband Todd of Troutman; one brother, Wally Melville Jr. of Denver; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glenn Allen, VA 23058-5267, or to the American Lung Association of NC, 514 Daniels Street, Suite 109, Raleigh, NC  27605.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Grove family.

 

Carol Ann Long Dellinger

IRON STATION — Carol Ann Long Dellinger, age 51, of 3258 Blue Grass Lane in Iron Station, died on Thursday, December 20, 2012.

Her funeral service was 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 23, 2012 at Alexis Baptist Church with Rev. Sandy Marks and Rev. Carl Fosdick officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.  The family received friends from 2 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Ms. Dellinger was born January 30, 1961 in Lincoln County to Evelyn Beard Long and the late Robert Carroll Long.  She worked in healthcare.

She is survived by a daughter, Brandy Dellinger of Lincolnton; mother, Evelyn B. Long of Iron Station; brother, Randall Long of Iron Station; two sisters, Sharon L. Williams of Lincolnton and Denise L. Clark of Iron Station; and three grandchildren, Destiny Dellinger, Madison Dellinger, and Taylor Clark.

Memorials may be made to Warlick Funeral Home, c/o Carol Ann Dellinger Funeral Fund, P.O. Box 1407, Lincolnton, NC  28093.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton served the Dellinger family.

 

Dr. Robert Belois Wensil

Dr. Robert Belois Wensil, age 65, of 4641 E. Highway 27, Iron Station was called home Saturday, December 22, 2012 after a hard fought battle with leukemia.

His funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Pearl Baptist Church with Rev. Malcolm Ivey, Rev. Bob Wise and Rev. Dale Pederson officiating.  His body will lie in state one hour prior to the service.  Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Pearl Baptist Church.

Dr. Wensil was born on January 30, 1947 in Rowan County to the late Amos and Neavonne Carter Wensil.  He served as the pastor of Pearl Baptist Church in Iron Station for 29 years.

Dr. Wensil is survived by his wife, Martha Yow Wensil of the home; two sons, Robert Brian Wensil of Lincolnton and Randall Blake Wensil and wife, Merodie Caldwell Wensil of Iron Station; one brother, Allen Wensil of Mocksville; one sister, Renee Ball of Rockwell; four grandchildren, Riley Wensil, Raemy Wensil, Ryker Wensil and Renly Wensil.

Memorials may be made to the Pearl Baptist Church Building Fund, 4641 E. Highway 27, Iron Station, NC 28080 or to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society of America, 4530 Park Road, Suite 240, Charlotte, NC 28209.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Wensil family.

 

James Leonard Covington

James Leonard Covington, 74, of Denver died December 22, 2012.

Funeral services will be held December 26, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Tucker’s Grove United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

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

 

Edna Mae Sketo Payne

Edna Mae Sketo Payne of Huntersville died December 20, 2012.

A funeral service was held December 23, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Light House Baptist Church, Charlotte.

Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home and Crematory, Newton is serving the Payne family.

 

Peggy Jeanette Gantt Heafner

Peggy Jeanette Gantt Heafner, 80, of Cherryville died Saturday December 22, 2012.

A memorial service will be held December 26, 2012 at Carpenter’s Funeral Home at 3 p.m. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends December 26, 2012 at the funeral home from 1:30 p.m. until 2:45 p.m.

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

 

Dr. Laverne Thomas Anderson

Dr. Laverne Thomas “Andy” Anderson, 93, of Cherryville died December 21, 2012.

A memorial service will be held December 29, 2012 at First Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with burial in City Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive at the church from 1 p.m. until 1:45 p.m.

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

 

Joyce W. Gillespie

Joyce Irene Watts Gillespie, 66, of Newton died December 20, 2012.

Funeral services will be held December 26, 2012 at 2 p.m. at New Hope Baptist, Vale. An Eastern Star Service will follow in the church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on December 26, 2012 from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the church prior to the service.

Burke Mortuary, Newton is serving the Gillespie family.

 

Nellie Hoover Beam

Nellie Hoover Beam, 95, of Cherryvilled died December 22, 2012.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. December 26, 2012 in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Catawba Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 12:45 p.m. December 26, 2012 prior to the funeral at Warlick Funeral Home.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Beam family.

 

Chad Kevin Laney

Chad Kevin Laney, 46, of Maiden died December 20, 2012.

To honor Chad’s wishes, no service will be held at this time.

Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Laney Family.

 

Victor Patterson

Victor Patterson, 70, of Lincolnton died December 21, 2012.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ebony & White’s Funeral Service.

 

Nancy S. Anthony

Nancy Louise Sharp Anthony, 48, of Denver died December 21, 2012.

No services are scheduled at this time.

Burke Mortuary, Maiden is serving the Anthony family.

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