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Obituaries 5-6-13



Rich D.  Eisenhower

Ritchie “Rich” Douglas Eisenhower, 58, of Catawba died May 4, 2013.

A funeral service will be held on May 8, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Olivet Baptist Church in Catawba. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow at Concord United Methodist Church Cemetery in Catawba. The family will receive friends on May 7, 2013 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Burke Mortuary, Newton.

Burke Mortuary, Newton is serving the Eisenhower family.


Bobby Earl Roberson

Bobby Earl Roberson, 67, of Cherryville died May 4, 2013.

A funeral service will be held at Oak Grove Baptist Church on May 8, 2013 at 3 p.m. Burial will follow in City Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends on May 7, 2013 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Carpenter’s Funeral and Cremation Services, Cherryville is serving the Roberson family.

Frances Ann Morgan

JESUP, GA. — Frances Ann “Rosebud” Morgan, 71, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Wayne Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

Frances was born on August 12, 1941 in Denver to the late Kainey and Elida Potter.  She lived her early years in North Carolina before moving to New Mexico with her husband.  The two of them settled in Jesup in 2002, where they have lived since then. As a young woman, Frances worked in the Textile Mills in North Carolina and had also worked as a bartender. In her spare time, she enjoyed painting, but her true love was her family.  She enjoyed raising her children and making her house a home. In later years, she devoted her life to her grandchildren, which always took top priority in her life. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Ricky Wayne Stewart and her brother, Bill Potter.

Survivors include her husband of thirty-six years, Wayne F. Morgan of Jesup, Ga.; two daughters, Jennifer Boyte of Jesup, Ga. and Susan Dellinger of Lincolnton; one son, Weldon Burton Jr. and wife Yung-Mi of Seoul, South Korea; two brothers, Kainey “Bud” Potter of Lincolnton and Cleautes Potter of Newton; a sister, Betty Potter Sisk of Denver; fourteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Private memorial services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675.

Please sign our guestbook online at www.jesupfuneralhome.com

Howard & Jones Funeral Home of Jesup, Ga. is serving the Morgan.



Vertie Virginia Sronce Tallent

Vertie Virginia Sronce Tallent, age 84, of 4046 Maiden Highway in Lincolnton died Saturday, May 4, 2013.

Mrs. Tallent was born June 5, 1928 in Catawba County.  She was the daughter of the late Arthur Lee (Duke) Schronce and Eula Taylor Schronce.  She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Sherman Noel Sronce and Carroll Lee Schronce.  Mrs. Tallent died peacefully at home surrounded by her family as loved ones sang when Jesus welcomed her home.  She left this world to join in with the Choir of Angels.

Survivors include her husband, Carl M. Tallent; sons, Noel Keener and wife Lou Ann, and Nathan Keener and wife Myra, both of Lincolnton; daughters, Pat Keener Garris and husband Jerry of Vale, and Janice Keener Dellinger and husband Carrol Dean of Lincolnton; brother, Billy Gene (Buck) Schronce of Lincolnton; and sisters, Phyllis Ballard and Nancy Saunders both of Lincolnton; eight grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

Mrs. Tallent was a homemaker and a charter member of Exodus Baptist Church where she played piano from 1969 until she went home to be with her Father. Favorite pastimes included time with family, her church, singing, cooking and crafts.  She wrote many songs, poems and stories inspired by her life.  Those that knew her also know she loved her cats.

Mrs. Tallent loved her Lord, Family and Church. Vertie was a passionate Prayer Warrior, calling individual names of her family and many others daily.  She touched the lives of everyone she came in contact with leaving a mark on them as she blessed each one.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at Exodus Baptist Church.  Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. this evening at Warlick Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Exodus Baptist Church, 3164 Exodus Church Road, Maiden, NC  28058.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Tallent family.



Billy Ray Baker

Mr. Billy Ray Baker, age 70, of 1337 Pressley Drive, Lincolnton died Saturday, May 4, 2013.

His funeral will be 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at Long Shoals Wesleyan Church with Rev. Jon Mann officiating. Burial will follow in the Pisgah United Methodist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. this evening at Warlick Funeral Home.

Mr. Baker was born on July 16, 1942 in Gaston County and was the son of the late Robert Ray Baker and Drucilla Ray Baker.  He retired as a machinist from Sherman Textiles.

Mr. Baker is survived by his wife, Brenda Kinley Baker of the home; two daughters, Laura Baxter Munday of Cherryville and Mindy Baker of Lincolnton; three grandsons, Nic and Matt Baxter and Cameron Baker.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Long Shoals Wesleyan Church or to the Long Shoals Wesleyan Academy, both of 3032 Wesleyan Church Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Baker family.


William Christopher Mann

William Christopher Mann, 51, of Denver passed away suddenly on May 3, 2013. Born on October 16, 1961 in Cabell County, W.Va., he was the son of William Edwin Mann and Donna Ward Stewart. Mr. Mann was employed as an electrician at Freightliner in Mt. Holly. He previously was the owner of Race City Pit Service of Troutman for 11 years. He attended Lawing’s Chapel Baptist Church in Maiden.

He was a firefighter and EMT in Windsor Township Volunteer Fire Department..

Mr. Mann is survived by his wife, Gloria Bowden Mann of Denver; father, Ed Mann of Scottown, Ohio; mother, Donna Stewart of Denver; son, Christopher Mann Jr. and his wife, Tasha of Denver; daughters, Christina Baldwin and her husband, Josh of Champmonsville, W.Va. and Carli Turner of Charlotte; grandchildren, Caleb Mann, Emilee Mann, Walker Baldwin; sisters, Kimberly Rice of Denver , Lori Johnson and husband, Robbie of Cherryville; brother, Edwin Mann of Scottown, Ohio.; brother-in-law, David Bowden of Gastonia; four nieces and four nephews and numerous aunts and uncles.

The family received friends Sunday, May 5, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Lawing’s Chapel Baptist Church, 4637 Lawing Chapel Church Rd. Maiden, NC 28650. The service followed the visitation. Pastor Stephen Rector will officiated.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Mann’s memory to The American Heart Association or the Lawing’s Chapel Baptist Church Building Fund would be deeply appreciated.

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



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