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Obituaries 4-24-13

Gail Brotherton

Gail Keener Brotherton, 65, of Newton died April 21, 2013.

The funeral service will be held today at 2 p.m. at East Maiden Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Maiden City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends, prior to the service, from 1 until 1:45 p.m. at the church.

Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Brotherton family.


Bobby Carroll Turner

Bobby Carroll Turner, 67, of Lincolnton died April 23, 2013.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on April 26, 2013 in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Turner family.


Lawrence Alexander ‘Lex’ Moore

HUNTERSVILLE — Mr. Lawrence Alexander “Lex” Moore, age 64 of 16011 Henry Lane in Huntersville, died on Monday, April 22, 2013.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 26, 2013 at Unity Presbyterian Church with Rev. Carol Clark officiating. The family will receive friends at a reception in the church fellowship hall following the service.

Mr. Moore was born April 29, 1948 in Huntington, W. Va. to the late Lawrence Xavier and Ellouise MacKenzie Moore. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Helen Darby Moore. Mr. Moore served in the United States Army and then later worked as a medical sales representative.

He is survived by his wife, Sarah “Sally” Bagley Moore of the home; a son, Joshua Higgins Moore and fiancé Karen Marie Cramblette of Cornelius; a daughter, Natalie Cole Moore of St. Pete, Fla.; one sister, Christine Cole Moore of Orlando, Fla.; and three grandchildren, Jacob Rider Moore, Kyle Connor Moore, and Cassedee Cramblette, all of Cornelius.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Unity Presbyterian Church, 8210 Unity Church Road, Denver, NC 28037.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Moore family.


Charles Anthony

CHERRYVILLE — Charles “Doots” Wesley Anthony, 87, of 2095 Leonhardt Rd. in Cherryville passed away Tuesday April 23, 2013 at home.

Born in Lincoln County on May 25, 1925, he was a son of the late A.U. Anthony and Bryte Carpenter Anthony. He was a self-employed farmer and a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corp. during WWII.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Kenneth, Guy, Ernest, Stowe, & Howard Anthony, and one sister, Zona Mae Miller.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Davis Anthony; two sons, Charles David Anthony  and fiancee, Debra Eastridge of Cherryville and Sammy Lee Anthony and wife, Kathy of Vale; one brother, Paul Anthony of Mebane; seven grandchildren, Sherry Moretz and husband, Michael, Jaclyn Anthony, Brittney Anthony, Samantha Anthony, Michael Anthony and wife, Emily and Charlie Anthony and Ashton Anthony and three great grandchildren, Mason and Alex Moretz and Willam Cavendar.

Visitation will be at 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. on Thursday at Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Cherryville or at Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston anytime Wednesday afternoon until 5 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday at Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Cherryville, with Rev. Roy T. Byers officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092 or to Bethlehem United Methodist Church, c/o Doris Wilson, 147 Latham Wilson Road, Lawndale, NC 28090

A guest register is available at www.stameyfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston


Jerry Eugene Lovingood Sr.

IRON STATION — Jerry Eugene “Cherokee” Lovingood Sr., age 74 of 3089 Charmwood Lane in Iron Station, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 23, 2013.

His funeral service will be 2 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2013 in the Hudson Chapel of Northside Baptist Church in Charlotte.  Entombment will follow the service. The family will receive friends from 1 until 1:45 p.m. in the Hudson Chapel prior to the service.

Born March 21, 1939 in Mooresville, he was the son of the late Levi Norcutt and Cordin Lovingood. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two grandchildren, Ashley and Kyle Roland and a son-in-law, Buddy Crane. He graduated from NMHS in 1957. During his high school years, he was affectionately known as “Cherokee.” He was a member of the West Gate Masonic Lodge in Charlotte. Jerry was a long-term manager at Charlotte Ford Tractor and retired from the City of Charlotte.  One of his proudest achievements was earning a 3rd Degree black belt in Aikido which was issued from the University of Toyko. He was an avid outdoorsman which included hunting, fishing and golf. Mr. Lovingood was a member of Chapman Memorial Baptist Church in Charlotte.

He is survived by a son, Jerry E. “Chip” Lovingood, Jr. and wife Tress of Iron Station; daughters, Teri Lovingood Chilson and husband Kelly and Kay Lovingood Crane, all of Denver, Rhonda Lovingood Roland and husband Karl of Mebane, and Dee Dee Lovingood Clark and husband Mitch of Charlotte; one sister, Hazel Lovingood Whitley and husband Terrell of Albemarle; eleven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC  29605.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Lovingood family.


Kenneth Ray Smith

CHERRYVILLE — Kenneth Ray Smith, Sr., 85 of Suncrest Rd., died April 23, 2013 art his residence. Ken was born on March 5, 1928 in Buncombe Co., a son of the late Rev. Millard Lee and Sarah Creasman Smith. Ken was a retired long line driver with Carolina Freight Carriers, member of Second Baptist Church where he was a member of the Men’s Bible Class, faithful member of Masonic Lodge #505 A.F.& A. M., a Shriner,  where he was the care coordinator for Shriner’s  Children’s Hospital. He was a well-known fixture on the bench in front of Houser Drug Store.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother Jessie Smith, and sisters Mary Barnwell and Lois Barlett.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years Edna Rhew Smith, Secretary at Carpenter’s Funeral and Cremation Services; children, Kenny Smith Jr. (Carolyn) of Bessemer City, Kathy Short(Ken) of Crouse; three grandchildren, Heath Smith of Bessemer City and Nicole Short  and K.W. Short of Crouse; three  sisters, Ruth Wilson of Asheville, Ella Allen of Dearborn, Mich., and Margaret Mitchell of Lincolnton.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 24, 2013 at 3 p.m. at Second Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Lail and Rev. Leonard Bumgardner officiating with burial in City Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends today from 6 until 8 p.m. at Carpenter’s Funeral and Cremation Services and other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cleveland Co. Extended Care, 951 Wendover Heights Dr. , Shelby, NC 28150 or to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, 950 W. Farris Rd., Greenville, SC 29605

Condolences may be made to http://www.carpentersfuneralhome.net/.

Carpenters Funeral Home is serving the Smith family.


Robert Elvan ‘Whitey’ Beal, Jr.

Mr. Robert Elvan “Whitey” Beal, Jr., age 73, of 206 Springs East Road in Lincolnton, died on Monday, April 22, 2013.

His funeral service will be 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Antioch Baptist Church with Rev. Bud Painter and Rev. Jeff Rhodes officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  The body will lie in state for thirty minutes prior to the service. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. today at Warlick Funeral Home.

Mr. Beal was born February 2, 1940 in Lincoln County to Macie Williams Beal and the late Robert E. Beal, Sr.  In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by one brother, Eddie Beal and one sister, Trudy Beal.  He worked in maintenance for 46 years at Rock-Tenn in Conover.

He is survived by his wife, Bessie Painter Beal of Lincolnton; two sons, Dale Beal and Randy Beal, both of Lincolnton; two daughters, Annette Beal of Lincolnton and Sandy Hartley of Lenoir; mother Macie Williams Beal of Lincolnton; two sisters, Jewell Lane and Ann B. Caldwell, both of Lincolnton; five grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092, or to Coral Park Baptist Church.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Beal family.


Martha Chandler Hickey

Martha Chandler Hickey died on Friday, April 19, 2013, following a brief illness.

Martha was born April 27, 1940, in Laurens, S.C., the daughter of Dudley Carlyle Chandler and Georgia Totten Chandler. She graduated from Appalachian State University (formerly Appalachian Teacher’s College), where she received her Master’s Degree in Reading. She was a teacher in the Guilford County School system and a Dean at Guilford Technical Community College. She was wed John Michael Hickey on August 8, 1964, sharing nearly 40 years of marriage and raising three children together until his death in 2004.

Martha will be remembered for her enduring positive attitude, ready sense of humor, deep convictions and open mind and heart. She was a loyal and devoted wife and mother, compassionate friend, respected colleague and adored sister and sister-in-law. Her optimism never wavered, and she was an inspiration to those she met and a mold-breaking role model for her children. Despite the conventions of her era, she lived an alternative way of being “woman” – a bridge between women who became homemakers and those who completely eschewed tradition. While she held an impressive professional title, as a community college dean, she was home most every night to feed her family and attended nearly every athletic or creative endeavor her children undertook. Her influence on those she loved and taught will last well beyond her lifetime.

Her family was of utmost importance in her life. She is survived by her three children, Mary Ellen Hickey Cassady and husband Shaun Cassady; Casey Hickey and husband Mark Meissner; and Michael Hickey II. Also surviving are her beloved grandsons, Jack Hickey, Max Meissner and Michael Meissner; sisters, Kay Whitener and Judy Robinson and brother, Dr. Chan Chandler; and many loving in-laws, nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Hankins & Whittington Funeral Service, 1111 East Blvd., Charlotte, 28203. Family memorial services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her name to: Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, 7845 Little Ave, Charlotte, NC 28226, (704) 375-0100.

Arrangements in care of Hankins and Whittington Funeral Service; Please share condolences online at www.hankinsandwhittington.com


Kenneth L. Hord Sr.

Ken departed this life for his heavenly home on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at Carillon Assisted Living in Lincolnton.

Ken, formerly of 317 Mellwood Drive, Charlotte and, for the past 5 years, 2404 E. Highway 150, Lincolnton fought a courageous and long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Ken and Milly June Chaffin met in school at Lincolnton High. They married shortly after graduation. Every day Ken sang the lyrics, “Just too good to be true, can’t take my eyes off of you” to Milly and, showered her with love. Ken always referred to Milly as “Baby Girl.” Ken and Milly celebrated their 49th anniversary in February.

Ken joined Overnite Transportation shortly after high school and remained there for 38 years. After several years of service in Chattanooga, Ken was offered the opportunity of returning to N.C. and Ken and Milly chose Charlotte to be the place where they would remain and raise their two sons, Chip and Steve. Ken wanted to remain close to family and old friends and decided not to take promotions that would have required relocating.

Ken was preceded in death by his father, Gaston C. Hord who shared Ken’s love of all things sports and loved and adored his sons and grandsons. His mother, Ruth Lanier Clark, also preceded him in death. Ken was blessed with a younger brother, Mark Clark, and they were true and genuine friends throughout Ken’s life.

During their 40 years in the Coulwood Community, Ken and Milly’s home was a favorite gathering spot for all who entered their door. As their sons grew, Ken coached many Little League Teams, swim club teams and some of his teams went on to championship level. All his spare time went into making sure Coulwood remained a vibrant and active community.

Even after his health started to decline he made sure he continued his routine of returning all waste containers to the homes on his street and making sure everyone’s newspaper was placed outside their door.

Ken will most be remembered for his great humor and ease of ability to make all those around him keep smiles on their faces. You would always have a smile on your face when Ken was around or you would have tears from always laughing so hard.

Ken’s greatest desire in life was to always make sure his family had a wonderful life. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Millie Chaffin Hord; son, Kenneth L. (Chip) Hord, Jr. (Kara Barton) and granddaughter Addison Elizabeth Hord; son, Steven Derek Hord (Melanie Moore Hord) and granddaughter Abby Jane Hord and grandson, Derek James Hord; brother, Mark Clark (Karen) and nephews Matt and Jordan; the entire Chaffin families.

Receiving of friends will be held from 1 until 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Warlick Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life service will follow at 2 p.m. in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

The Hord family wishes to thank the staff and dedicated workers of Carillon Assisted Living for the love and special care given to Ken. Thank you also to Joy Barrett and her entire staff for their great compassion and special care through Hospice & Palliative Care Lincoln County.

Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Hord family.


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