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Obituaries 12-28-12

Lucille Hedrick

Mrs. Mary Lucille Miller Hedrick, 93, of Sharon School Road, Statesville, entered the arms of the Lord on Saturday morning, December 22, 2012 at Catawba County Hospice House, Newton, surrounded by her loving family.

Lucille was born on October 30, 1919 in Iredell County and was the daughter of the late Charlie Roscoe Miller and Lola Vernada Deal Miller. On May 5, 1946 she was married to Robert Glenn “Ike” Hedrick, who died January 17, 1991.

Lucille spent most of her life in Iredell County, graduating as valedictorian of her class at Sharon High School and completing business courses at Mitchell Community College. During World War II, she lived in Burlington and worked for Fairchild Aircraft. In later years, she was a rental agent for Reich Realty Company of Statesville and worked for the FCX and Dixie Liberty Farm and Garden stores where her mathematical mind and knowledge of farming procedures and products made her a valuable asset.

As a lifelong member of Sharon Lutheran Church, she served in many capacities; Sunday School and Bible School teacher, singing in the choir, on the church council and as church treasurer well into her ninth decade. Homecoming each August was one of her favorite events and she spent hours contacting former pastors and members and friends in the community inviting them to attend. New residents in the community frequently received a visit and an invitation to services at Sharon Church. Meals at church were not complete without her pot of “hot slaw.” If an event was happening at Sharon, she was there!

As a “senior citizen,” she was proud to be able to take care of her own yard, till her garden with the tiller and harvest, can and freeze abundant produce. Nothing was allowed to go to waste, if she couldn’t use it all, she found someone to share it with. Having played basketball in high school, she maintained that passion and looked forward to watching college games on TV in the winter months. Many items in her home reflected her talent as a seamstress and quilter-curtains, cloths, slipcovers, she could do it all. She spent many hours at bedsides helping to care for friends and family who were hospitalized or in nursing home, caring for both her mother and sister Polly Krider in her home as their health declined.

For the past two years, she has resided in the Assisted Living Community at Lutheran Home, Hickory. While there, she enjoyed Chaplains Circle (Sunday school), The Read (book club), bingo, lima bean auctions and almost any event in the Chapel.

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Glenn “Ike” Hedrick; sisters, Winnie Sipes, Betty Sherrill and Polly Krider; and brothers, Huitte Miller, John Perry (Pete) Miller, and Fred Miller.

She is survived by one daughter, Beth Sain and husband Larry of Vale; and two grandsons, Andrew Sain and wife Erin of Lincolnton and Jason Sain and fiancée Melissa Wright and her daughter, Adisson of Dallas, N.C.

A memorial funeral service will be conducted 3 p.m. Sunday, December 30, 2012 at Sharon Lutheran Church with Rev. John Locke and Rev. Darrell Norris officiating. The family will visit with friends following the service.

Our family is especially grateful to the staff of the Lutheran Home for their attentive support provided to all assisted living residents and to Catawba County Hospice House for the compassionate care that allows a loved one to end their earthy life in peace and without pain.

Memorials may be made to Sharon Lutheran Church, 2116 Island Ford Road, Statesville, NC 28625.

Online condolences may be made to the family at nicholsonfunerals.com

Nicholson Funeral Home, Statesville is serving the Hedrick family.

 

Johnny D. Moore

BESSEMER CITY — Johnny D. Moore, 62, of Bessemer City, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on December 26, 2012. He was born March 7, 1950 in Gaston County to the late Dennis Moore and Mildred Huggins.

Johnny will forever be remembered for his love of cooking and baked pies during the holidays, family gatherings and his infamous jokes and sense of humor. The family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to the excellent staff at Cleveland County Healthcare System (Cleveland Regional) in Shelby for their gentle care of our husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend for the support they showed to our family during this difficult time.

Mr. Moore is survived by his, wife of 37 years, Patricia Moore; six children, Tim McVay, Debbie Brouse, Steven McVay, Connie Pettry, Kimberly Coley and Chad Moore; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Sisk-Butler Funeral Home, Bessemer City with the Dr. Gene Ware officiating. Interment will follow at Bessemer City Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends this evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

To offer condolences, please visit www.siskbutler.com

Sisk-Butler Funeral Home, Bessemer City is serving the Moore family.

 

Polly Smith

Polly Smith, age 92, formerly of 100 Church Street, High Shoals, passed away peacefully Christmas morning at Lincoln Nursing Center.

Her funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 29, 2012 in theWarlick Funeral HomeChapel. Burial will follow in High Shoals Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. this evening atWarlick Funeral Home.

Polly was born May 14, 1920, in Lincoln County to the late Hugh and Eunice Baker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years James; brothers, Clyde, Jack, Norman, and Paul; and sisters, Carrie Lee Smith, Hazel Culbertson, Ozell Kanipe, and Lottie Green.  She retired from Carolinian Mills and was a homemaker, devoted wife, and loving mother and grandmother. Polly loved to bake pies and cakes and sew doll clothes, quilts, and grocery bag keepers.

Polly is survived by her son, Scott and wife Mary of Lincolnton; daughter, Janet Holderness of Houston, Tex.; sister, Rachel Loftin of Lincolnton; and six grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

Special thanks to all the staff at Lincoln Nursing Center for the kindness and care given to Polly during the past year.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Choir, First Presbyterian Church, 114 W. Main Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Smith family.

 

Joseph Phifer ‘JP’ Walker

Joseph Phifer “JP” Walker, age 94, of Courtland Terrace in Gastonia and formerly of Lincoln County died Wednesday, December 26, 2012.

His funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 29, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Lincolnton. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. at the church prior to the service. Burial will follow at Wilkies Grove Baptist Church.

Mr. Walker was born December 28, 1917 in Burke County. He was the son of the late Joseph McDowell Walker and Hester York Walker. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Fortenberry Walker and a brother, Delbert Walker. JP was a retired store manager from Eagles. He also farmed. Mr. Walker was a long time member of First Baptist Church in Lincolnton where he served as a deacon.

Survivors include sons, Larry Eugene Walker and wife Colette of Lincolnton, Arnold Marshall Walker and wife Darcel of Gastonia; daughter, Nancy Carolyn Walker of Charlotte; sister, Minnie Hawkins of Morganton; grandchildren, Wesley Walker, Krista Dilling and spouse Mark, Marshall Walker and spouse Lauren; great grandchildren, Victoria Dilling, Matthew Dilling and Jonathan Walker.

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

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Walker family.

 

Peggy Jean Wood Williams

CHARLOTTE — Peggy Jean Wood Williams, 83, formerly of Townsbury Place and Belle Plain Drive, Charlotte, died Monday, December 24, 2012 at CMC-Lincoln. A Charlotte native who was born on March 7, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Curtis Pleasant Wood and Ada Murdock Wood and was the beloved step-daughter of the late Dolly Putman Wood. Mrs. Williams retired from Bowers Insurance Agency as an automobile insurance underwriter.

A graveside committal of cremains will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 29, 2012 at the Holy Redeemer Columbarium in Sharon Memorial Park, 5400 Monroe Road, with the Rt. Rev. Erik Johnson, officiating.

Mrs. Williams is survived by a daughter, Gloria W. Parlier, of Lincolnton; a son, Scott C. Williams, of Charlotte; a granddaughter, Rebecca W. Sebert and husband Andy, of Charlotte and a great-grandson, Cole W. Sebert, of Charlotte.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by a daughter, Rebecca A. Williams; a son, Cyrus V. “Buddy” Williams Jr. and a daughter-in-law, Kamba B. Williams

Family and friends are invited to sign the online register book at www.mcewenderitachapel.com

The Derita Chapel of McEwen Funeral Service is serving the Williams family.

 

James Bradley Holman

Mr. James Bradley Holman, age 77, of 117 Old Tram Street in Lincolnton, died on Wednesday, December 26, 2012.

A memorial mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, December 31, 2012 at St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church with Father Matthew Buettner officiating. A reception will follow the service.  The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. prior to the service at the church.

Mr. Holman was born October 16, 1935 in Maricopa County, Ariz. to the late John Perkins and Anne Marie Harrington Holman. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Marcella Holman. He worked as a general manager with Inspiration Consolidated Copper Mines in Arizona and was VP of mining with FMC Corporation, Lithium Division, in Bessemer City.

He is survived by his wife, Dora Marie Bachelier Holman of the home; two daughters, Gigi Rochford and husband Joseph of Lincolnton, and Danielle Hebdon of Charlotte; one sister, JoAnne Wilson of Lakewood, Colo.; and four grandchildren, Mathew Rochford, Hannah Hebdon, Jessica Krom, and Michael Rochford.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glenn Allen, VA  23058-5267, or to the American Cancer Society, 6000 Fairview Road, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC  28210.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Holman family.

 

Florene Ford Styles

Florene Ford Styles, 103, of Cherryville died December 25, 2012.

Funeral services will be held at First United Methodist Church, Cherryville today at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the City Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. at the church.

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

 

Willie Mae Shuford

Willie Mae Shuford, 67, of Newton died December 25, 2012.

Services will be held December 29, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Coulters Grove AME Zion Church. The family will receive friends thirty minutes prior to the service. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Goodin-Drum Funeral Home, Maiden is serving the Shuford family.

 

Martha Jane Terres McGugan

Martha Jane Terres McGugan, 65, of High Shoals died December 25, 2012.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on December 30, 2012 at Webbs Chapel Baptist Church. Her body will lie in state for 30 minutes prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on December 29, 2012 at Warlick Funeral Home.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the McGugan family.

 

Kathy Elaine Ramsey

Kathy Elaine Ramsey, 55, of Crouse died December 15, 2012.

A memorial service will be held December 29, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of the Field in Crouse.

E. F. Drum Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Ramsey family.

 

Donald Eugene Jones

Donald Eugene Jones, 74, of Lincolnton died December 25, 2012.

A memorial service will be held December 28, 2012 at 2 p.m. at E. F. Drum Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service.

E. F. Drum Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Jones family.

 

Jerry Caldwell Decker

Jerry Caldwell Decker, 65, of Maiden died December 24, 2012.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Goodin-Drum Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Decker family.

 

Linda Abernathy

Linda Kay Drum Abernathy, 65, of Maiden died December 25, 2012.

A funeral service will be held today at 11 a.m. at Westside Baptist Church, Maiden. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family received friends December 27, 2012 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Westside Baptist Church, Maiden.

Burke Mortuary, Maiden is serving the Abernathy family.

 

Cleo L. Abernathy

Cleo Laney Abernathy, 78, of Catawba died December 26, 2012.

A funeral service will be held today at 11 a.m. at Catawba United Methodist Church, Catawba. Burial will follow in Catawba Memorial Park, Hickory. The family will receive friends from 9:45 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the service.

Burke Mortuary, Newton is serving the Abernathy family.

 

Helen Louise Sanders Moore

Helen Louise Sanders Moore, 71, of Iron Station died December 23, 2012.

Funeral services will be held December 29, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Link’s Chapel A.M.E. Zion 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, Lincolnton is serving the Moore family.

 

Craig P. Gates Jr.

Craig P. Gates Jr., 57, of Lincolnton died December 26, 2012.

Arrangements are incomplete at Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton.

 

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