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Obituaries 4-19-13

 

Jean Sigmon Beckham

DENVER — Jean Sigmon Beckham, 78, of Denver passed away on April 18, 2013 at her residence. Born in Belmont on June 8, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Louise Jackson Sigmon. Jean was a secretary for Eastern Airlines before her retirement.

Besides her parents, Jean was preceded in death by her sister, Doris.

She is survived by her husband, Ted Lewis Beckham; daughter, Debra Beckham Robbins and her husband, Harvey of Iron Station.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 1:15 p.m. at The Good Samaritan Funeral Home, 3362 North Highway 16 Denver, NC. The family will receive friends prior to the service from noon until 1 p.m. A graveside service will follow at 4 p.m. at Forest Lawn West Cemetery, 4601 Freedom Drive, Charlotte, NC.

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

 

Lillian Richardson Engelhardt

Lillian Richardson Engelhardt was born February 5, 1928 in Pine Falls, Manitoba, Canada.  She was the daughter of Henry Woychyshyn/Richardson and Mary Samorodny. She died on April 17, 2013 in Lincolnton. She grew up in Pine Falls, Manitoba, Canada and graduated from Grace Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. She worked at Grace Memorial Hospital serving as a Registered Nurse and later serving as head nurse of the Maternity Ward. She also worked at Crowell Hospital in Lincolnton then later as private nurse for Dr. Crowell. In later years she retired to private nursing.

She is survived by son Keith Engelhardt and wife Beth of Trotwood, Ohio, Frank Kenneth Engelhardt and wife Andrea of Gastonia, Donald Engelhardt and wife Tammy of Maiden; grandchildren, Chris Engelhardt of Lowell, Mike Engelhardt and wife Melissa of Cramerton, Greg Engelhardt of Maiden; step-grandson, Jason Smith of Charlotte, Ann Engelhardt Taylor and husband Richard of Maiden, Mary Engelhardt of Maiden and great-granddaughter of Khloe Taylor of Maiden.  She is also survived by brothers, Donald and Brian and sisters Joyce, Betty, Ann, Kate, Joan, Francis, and Diane. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her beloved children, son Dennis Engelhardt and daughter Donna Marie Engelhardt; brothers, Jack and Peter and sister, Patty.

The family would like to thank the staff of Cardinal Care and Rehab who helped her live her life in dignity and love.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Lincolnton. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at Warlick Funeral Home.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Engelhardt family.

 

 

Orpha Helms Self

Mrs. Orpha Helms Self, age 98, of Lincolnton went home to be with Jesus her Savior on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at Cardinal Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

Her funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday, April 21, 2013 at Asbury United Methodist Church in Lincolnton with burial to follow in the church cemetery.  Her body will lie in state for 30 minutes prior to the service.  The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton.

Mrs. Self was born on August 7, 1914 and was the oldest of eight children of the late William and Connie Shrum Helms. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Howard A. Self; infant son; sister, Jennie Burris and three brothers, James, Blair and Paul Helms. Mrs. Self was a lifelong member of Asbury United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for 51 years. She loved to study the Bible and its history and to tell others about Asbury’s history. She worked at Boger Crawford Mill in Boger City, Boger City Café and the cafeteria of G.E. Massey School. Mrs. Self participated in the Lincoln County Senior Citizens Craft Show for 43 years and is well known for her crocheted crafts, especially her doilies, lace, butterflies, crosses and angels.  She also made clothes for herself and her family, quilts, doll clothes and did beautiful embroidery.  She was a member of Ainslee Alexander Extension Homemakers Club, the Buffalo Shoals PADA and was a leader of the Buffalo Shoals 4-H Club.

Mrs. Self is survived by her daughter, Janice Self Hull and son-in-law, Russell Hull; three sisters, Mildred Deese of Newton, Helen Jones and her husband, Webb of Catawba and Margie Hughes and her husband, Clay of Sacramento, Calif.; niece Rhonda Hicks and husband, Phil of Asheboro and other nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Cardinal Care for the loving care and support they gave Orpha and her family.

Memorials may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, PO Box 676, Lincolnton, NC 28093.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Self family.

 

Cleo Ruth McCraw

Cleo Ruth McCraw, 89, of Shelby died April 17, 2013.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. at Waco Baptist Church today with burial to follow at 1:30 p.m. at Sandy Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Rutherford Co. The family will receive friends at Waco Baptist Church today from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m.

Carpenter’s Funeral and Cremation Service, Cherryville is serving the McCraw family.

 

Charles Berman Carpenter

Charles Berman Carpenter, 72, of Chapel Hill died April 16, 2013.

A funeral service will be held today at 4 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Claremont. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends today from 2 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. at the church, prior to the service.

Burke Mortuary, Newton is serving the Carpenter family.

 

Daniel ‘Shorty’ Lee Fox

Daniel “Shorty” Lee Fox, 41, of Icard died April 16, 2013.

Services will be held today at 1 p.m. at Goodin-Drum Funeral Home, Maiden. The family will receive friends following the service.

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

 

Jean Sigmon Beckham 

Jean Sigmon Beckham, 78, of Denver died April 18, 2013.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 1:15 p.m. at The Good Samaritan Funeral Home, Denver. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12 noon until 1 p.m. The graveside service will follow at 4 p.m. at Forest Lawn West Cemetery, Charlotte.

 

 

 

 

 

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