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Obituaries 3-6-13


Wade Cameron Childs

Wade Cameron Childs, 55, of Lincolnton, passed away February 26, 2013 at his home.

He was born December 17, 1957 in Lincoln County, son of the late Wade Hampton Childs Jr. and Frances Rand Childs.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Lincolnton.

A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at First United Methodist Church, Lincolnton officiated by Rev. David Wyant.

Interment is private.

He is survived by his wife, Edna Walters Childs of Lincolnton; son, Andrew Cameron Childs of Lincolnton; step daughters, Heather M. Hutchison of Birmingham, Ala., Melissa A. Cokely of Moody, Ala.; brothers, Rand Childs of Huntsville, Ala., Steve Childs of Lincolnton; sister, Rosanne Childs Peticca of Mooresville; one grandchild; three step grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Dr., Charlotte, NC  28215-3220.

A guest registry is available at greenefuneral.com.

Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia.


Edd Melvin Mason

Edd Melvin Mason, 83 years old, passed away on Monday, March 4, 2013 surrounded by his loving family.

A service to celebrate this wonderful man’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at Daystar Family Worship Center with Pastor Joey Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Iron Station Cemetery. The body will lie in state for thirty minutes prior to the service.  Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. this evening at Warlick Funeral Home.

Edd was born on November 25, 1929 to the late William and Mandy Mason.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by nine siblings, Loy, Ralph, Guy, Bill, Mose, Inez Whitworth, Elvie Lewis, Pauline Cunningham, Ella Sigmon; and two beloved daughters, Pamela Mason and Lawana Engle. He retired after many years of working in textiles. He was a devoted member of Daystar Family Worship Center.

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Jeanette Mason; children, Mark Mason of Lincolnton, Eric Mason and wife Tracy of Crouse, and Kim Watson and husband Darryl of Lincolnton. Edd also leaves to cherish his memory twelve grandchildren, Joel Engle, Tabitha Engle, Casey Mason, Thomas Hoyle, Derek Watson, Stephanie Howard, Zach Mason, Luke Mason, Jake Mason, Nicholas Mason, Jeffery Cleaver, A.J. Curtis, and Summer Curtis; six great-grandchildren, Hunter, Haley, Peighton, Brantley, Elijah, and Emma; brother-in-law, Frank Smyre and wife Judy of Newton, and several nieces and nephews of the Mason family.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the wonderful hospice nurses who helped Edd and his family during the last month.  We really appreciate you.

Memorials may be made to Daystar Family Worship Center, 115 Industrial Park Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Mason family.


Annie Houser Canipe

Annie Mae Canipe, 98, of Vale died Tuesday, March 5, 2013.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. March 7, 2013  at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, Vale. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. March 7, 2013 at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Mt. Vernon Baptist Church cemetery.

Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston is serving the Canipe family.


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