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Obituaries — 4-26-13

Bobby Carroll Turner

Mr. Bobby Carroll Turner, age 67, of Hunting Avenue in Lincolnton, died on Tuesday, April 23, 2013.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. this evening in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Harvey Gates officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Turner was born January 31, 1946 in Lincoln County to the late Dorus and Helen Willis Turner.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Dean Turner.  He served in the United States Marines during the Vietnam War and then later worked for, and retired from, Eastern Airlines where he was a reservations supervisor.

He is survived by his wife, Vickie Ray Turner of the home; two sons, Bo Turner of Lincolnton and Calvin Turner of Greensboro; one daughter, Julie Turner Hughes of Hickory; and four grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Blazin’ Trails Cowboy Church, 2515 Gates Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092, or to the Humane Society of the United States, National Processing Center, P.O. Box 52137, Phoenix, AZ  85072.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Turner family.


Kenneth Dean Backhaus

Mr. Kenneth Dean Backhaus, 74, of Cherryville died April 23, 2013.

Visitation will be today from 1:45 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Cherryville. Funeral services will be held today at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Cherryville City Memorial Cemetery.

Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home is serving the Backhaus family.


Betty Huffman

Betty Sue Davis Huffman, 80, of Newton died April 24, 2013.

A gathering of family and friends will be held April 27, 2013 from 11 a.m. until noon at Burke Mortuary, Newton.

Burke Mortuary, Newton is serving the Huffman family.




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