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Obituaries 5-3-13


John L. Setzer Jr.

John Louie Setzer Jr., 88, of Newton died May 1, 2013.

A funeral service will be held today at 3 p.m. at Burke Mortuary Chapel, Newton. Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery, Newton. The family will receive friends today from 1 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.

Burke Mortuary, Newton is serving the Setzer family.


Gene H. Keller

Gene Howard Keller, 83, of Conover died May 1, 2013.

A graveside service with military honors will be held today at 11 a.m. at Catawba Memorial Park, Hickory. The family will receive friends today from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at Burke Mortuary, Newton prior to the service.

Burke Mortuary, Newton is serving the Keller family.


Ellen Carpenter Gilbert

Ellen Carpenter Gilbert, age 83, of Highway 27 West, Lincolnton, went home to be with her heavenly father on April 30, 2013 surrounded by her loving family.

Her funeral service will be 2 p.m. today at Daniel’s Lutheran Church with the Rev. Ted Bost officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Warlick Funeral Home.

Mrs. Gilbert was born November 15, 1929. She was preceded in death by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Carpenter, her parents, and brother, Charles Carpenter.

She was a loving, caring wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker, a retired Title One teacher at Howard’s Creek School, a lifetime member of Daniels Lutheran Church where she also taught Sunday School, Bible School, and served as youth group leader. She also volunteered with the Literacy Council.

She is survived by husband, Marvin L. Gilbert; two sons, Kevin Gilbert and wife Debbie, Brian Gilbert and wife Gail, all of Lincolnton; five grandchildren, Keson Gilbert (Casey Gilbert), Kenda Stouff (Erik Stouff) of Lincolnton, Sara Cleckner (Chad Cleckner, II) of Lawndale, Marie Gilbert, and Luke Gilbert all of Lincolnton; and three great-grandchildren, Eason and Sydnie Stouff of Lincolnton and Arden Cleckner of Lawndale.

Memorials may be made to Daniels Lutheran Church, 3290 Reepsville Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092, or to Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Gilbert family.









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