Ray Guy Baxter
VALE — Ray Guy Baxter, age 69, of 6964 Gene Baxter Lane in Vale, died on Sunday, March 10, 2013.
His funeral service will be 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Hulls Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Marcus Redding and Rev. Dale Pedersen officiating. Military graveside rites will follow. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. this evening at Hulls Grove Baptist Church.
Mr. Baxter was born January 15, 1944 in Lincoln County to the late Cline and Geneva Taylor Baxter. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. He served in the United States Army and would later become the CEO of Turner-Baxter, Inc. where he was employed from 1968 to present day.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra R. Baxter of the home; three sons, Jacob Andrew Baxter and wife Dana, Micheal B. Richard and wife Dawn, and Stephen Todd Richard and wife Wendy, all of Vale; two brothers, Robert Baxter of Lincolnton and Hill Baxter of Shelby; five grandchildren, Molly Blye Richard, T.J. Richard, Zachary Richard, Lindsey Richard, and Raylee Baxter; and his loving dog, Angel.
Memorials may be made to Hulls Grove Baptist Church, 6263 W. Highway 27, Vale, NC 28168.
Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Baxter family.
Jody Dean Jones
IRON STATION — Mr. Jody Dean Jones, age 55, of 3200 Jones Valley Trail in Iron Station, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2013.
His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2013 in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Alex Clark officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Warlick Funeral Home.
Mr. Jones was born November 9, 1957 in Mecklenburg County to Evelyn Wright Jones and the late Harvey Clifford Jones. He worked as a truck driver and was a loving father and grandfather.
He is survived by a special friend, Sylvia Gates; a son, Justin Dellinger of High Shoals; three daughters, Stacy Armstrong of Lincolnton, Annie DiBernardo of Vale, and Tonya Heavner of Hickory; mother, Evelyn Jones of Stanley; sister, Sandra Scott of Iron Station; two brothers, Jeffrey Scott Jones and Harvey Clay Jones, both of Iron Station; ten grandchildren, Gavin Lanier, Hanna Dellinger, Caleb Heavner, Katie Dellinger, Bailey Lanier, Payton Armstrong, Cheyenne DiBernardo, Maison Armstrong, and Anna Grace DiBernardo; one great-granddaughter, Zali Dawn Dellinger; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Jones family.
Betty June Russell Reese
Betty June Russell Reese, 80, of Lincolnton died March 11, 2013.
Memorial services will be private at a later date.
E. F. Drum Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Reese family.
Ruby Rufalee Turner Easley
Ruby Rufalee Turner Easley, 80, of Lincolnton died March 11, 2013.
No services are planned at this time.
Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Easley family.
Louise ‘Johnnie’ Johnson Broome
Louise “Johnnie” Johnson Broome, 90, of Morganton died March 11, 2013.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church, Morganton. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. today at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Lincolnton.
Sossoman Funeral Home, Morganton is serving the Broome family.