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Obituaries 4-3-13

 

Norma Sue Rhyne Johnson

Norma Sue Rhyne Johnson, age 88, of Will Schronce Road in Iron Station, died on Friday, March 8, 2013.

Her funeral service will be noon on Monday, March 11, 2013 at Pearl Baptist Church with Rev. Malcomb Ivey and Rev. William Wease officiating. Burial will follow in Iron Station Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:45 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. prior to the service at the church. At other times the family will be at the home of Wayne Johnson, 3046 Lee Lawing Road in Lincolnton.

Mrs. Johnson was born May 2, 1924 in Gaston County to the late Lemuel Shuford and Eva Rankin Rhyne. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, James Elliott Johnson; a brother, Donald Eugene Rhyne and sisters, Thelma Abernathy, Odessa Mauney and Polly Flowers; and a grandson, Kevin Johnson. Mrs. Johnson worked in textiles.

She is survived by two sons, Tommy Keith Johnson and wife Frances of Charlotte and Wayne S. Johnson and wife Margaret of Lincolnton; one daughter, Ann Johnson Ballard and husband Stan of Cherryville; one brother, George E. Rhyne of Gastonia; one sister, Katherine Green of Alexis; six grandchildren, Jeff Johnson and wife Lori, Keith Johnson, Jennifer Heavner and husband Damon, Allyson Boyle and husband Steve, Brian Johnson and wife Molly, and Olivia Austin; and five great-grandchildren, Kelly, Anie, Makayla and Sarah Johnson and Erika Boyle.

Memorials may be made to Pearl Baptist Church, 4641 E. Highway 27, Iron Station, NC 28080.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Johnson family.

 

Patricia Owens Wright

Patricia Owens Wright, age 55, of 1734 Every Drive in Iron Station died Friday, March 29, 2013 at her home.

Patti was born May 29, 1957 in Rochester, N.Y. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Owens. Patti worked at CaroMont Endocrinology.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4, 2013 in the Warlick Funeral Home chapel.

She is survived by her loving husband, Brad Wright of the home; son, Robert Wright of Rochester, N.Y.; daughter, Rachel Wright of Iron Station; mother, Glenice S. Owens of Pittsford, N.Y.; step-son Ryan (Jessica) Wright of Sodus, N.Y.; and step-daughter, Robyn (Jared) Orbaker of North Rose, N.Y.; sisters, Sue (David) Howland of Farmington, N.Y. and Jeannie Owens of Dansville, N.Y.; granddaughter, Kyleigh Crouse; step grandchildren, Jordan and Jaxon Wright and Bradyn and Parker Orbaker along with several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers memorials are requested to The American Cancer Society, Brunswick Avenue Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28207.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Wright family.

 

Justin Garrett Smith

Justin Garrett Smith, age 20, of 965 Huntington Hills Drive in Lincolnton died Sunday, March 31, 2013.

Justin was born January 9, 1993 in Forsyth County. Justin attended West Lincoln High School before transferring to North Lincoln High School where he graduated. He was employed as a welder at Everything Attachments in Newton. Justin was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Robert F. “Stoney” Rosenbalm.

His funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2013 at Covenant Bible Church. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Warlick Funeral Home.

Justin is survived by his parents, Jeff Smith and Sue Rosenbalm Smith of the home; sisters, Christina Smith of Nashville, Tenn. and Heather Smith of Lincolnton; grandparents, Leroy and Carlene Smith of Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Joyce F. Rosenbalm of Morristown, Tenn.; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins as well as many friends..

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Smith family to be donated to a yet to be determined brain trauma research fund in Justin’s memory.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Smith family.

 

Sandra ‘Sandy” Jean Kane 

Sandra Jean Kane, “Sandy” 67, of Lincolnton passed away at her residence on Friday, March 29, 2013 surrounded her family. Born on November 3, 1945 in Rockford, Ill., Sandy was the daughter of the late Elmer and Pauline Waters Morgan. She was employed by Barber Coleman in Rockford.

Sandy moved to Lincolnton 11 years ago from Heber Springs, Ark. She was a member of the Lincoln Squares and Gold Wings Road Riders – South Fork Wings Chapter NC-L Gastonia.

Besides her parents, Sandy was preceded in death by husband, Tom Dewey and son, Richard.

Sandy is survived by her husband, Jack; children, Kris (Kevin) Harvey, Ron (Anissa) Dewey and Dianna (Matt) Oar; grandchildren, Stephanie, Jessica, Amanda and Landon Dewey and Savannah Oar; sister, Judy Papini and her friend, Betty Grindey; nieces Debbie Oyler, Julie Papini and Val Kennington and several grand nieces

A Celebration of Sandra’s Life will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 1 p.m. at The Good Samaritan Funeral Home, 3362 North Highway 16, Denver. The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Sandy’s memory to Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 North Cedar St., Lincolnton, NC 28092 would be deeply appreciated

 

Dot Hickman

Dorothy “Dot” McKenzie Laney Hickman, 91, of Newton died April 2, 2013.

A memorial service will be held April 5, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Center View Baptist Church, Maiden. The family will receive friends following the service at Center View Baptist Church, Maiden.

Burke Mortuary, Maiden is serving the Hickman family.

 

Joseph Bohuslav Jr.

Joseph Frank Bohuslav Jr., 58, of Lincolnton died March 28, 2013.

Services will be held in Maryland.

Burke Mortuary, Maiden is serving the Bohuslav family.

 

Charles Thomas Rogers

Charles Thomas Rogers, 79, of Denver died March 31, 2013.

A funeral service will be held April 4, 2013 at 6 p.m. at The Good Samaritan Funeral Home, Denver. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

The Good Samaritan Funeral Home, Denver is serving the Rogers family.

 

Mable Hamrick Whisnant

Mable Hamrick Whisnant, 81, of Newton died March 31, 2013.

Services will be held April 4, 2013 at 11 a.m. at North Newton Baptist Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Catawba Memorial Park.

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

 

Horace Jordan

Horace Jordan, 74, of Maiden died March 31, 2013.

A funeral service will be held today at 4 p.m. at Burke Mortuary Chapel, Maiden. Burial will follow at Lawings Chapel Baptist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends, prior to the service, from 2:30 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. at Burke Mortuary Chapel, Maiden.

Burke Mortuary, Maiden is serving the Jordan family.

 

Charles Franklin Edwards

Charles Franklin Edwards, 82 of Lincolnton died March 29, 2013.

Services will be held April 5, 2013 at 3 p.m. at E. F. Drum Funeral Home Chapel.  The family will receive friends from 2:30 p.m. until 3 p.m.  Interment will be at Popular Spring AME Zion Methodist Church Cemetery.

E.F. Drum Funeral Home is serving the Edwards family.

 

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