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Obituaries — 5-17-13

Julia Tillman Anthony

Julia Tillman Anthony, age 79, of 1313 Old Mill Road in Lincolnton, died on Wednesday, May 15, 2013.

Her funeral service will be 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2013 in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dr. Judy Eurey and Rev. Charles Stevens officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:45 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Anthony was born October 26, 1933 in Gaston County to the late James Everette and Allie Ford Tillman. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Howard Anthony; brother, Ben Tillman; and sister, Hazel Black. She worked as an administrative assistant for Sunoco Products.

Mrs. Anthony is survived by two daughters, Louann McNeilly and husband Doug of Polkville and Joy Anderson and husband Lee of Morganton; five grandchildren, Blake and Brett McNeilly, Chelsea, Courtney, and Colby Anderson; nephews, Doug Black and Danny Black; sister-in-law Betty Tillman; and nieces Lisa Adams and Benette Sutton.

Memorials may be made to Pisgah United Methodist Church, 2582 Gastonia Highway, Lincolnton, NC 28092, or to Hospice of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC  28658.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Anthony family.

 

Steven Lee Neagle

Steven Lee Neagle, age 43, of 2953 Chestnut Road in Lincolnton, died on Tuesday, May 14, 2013.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 20, 2013 at New Vision Ministries with Pastor Scott Mann officiating. The family will receive friends from 4:30 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Mr. Neagle was born February 11, 1970 in Mecklenburg County to the late Ted and Judy Abee Neagle.  He worked in sales and customer service for Alert Metal Works in Dallas, N.C. Steven was the middle school pastor and elder at New Vision Ministries, “A Great Man of God!”

He is survived by his wife, Anita Taylor Neagle of the home; son, Samuel Neagle of the home; daughter, Elizabeth Neagle of the home; brother, Jeff Neagle of Belmont; sister, Susan White of Huntersville; step-mother, Ann Neagle of Newton; and grandmother, Helen Neagle of Belmont.

Memorials may be made to Gideons International, Lincoln West Gideons, P.O. Box 1074, Lincolnton, NC 28093, or a trust fund for the children in care of New Vision Ministries, 661 Clarks Creek Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Neagle family.

 

Catherine Tessner Taylor

Catherine Tessner Taylor, age 71, of 1734 Boy Scout Road in Lincolnton, died on Tuesday, May 14, 2013.

Her funeral service will be 11 a.m. today at Highland Drive Freewill Baptist Church. The body will lie in state for thirty minutes prior to the service.  Burial will follow in Hollybrook Cemetery.  Visitations was held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at Warlick Funeral Home.

Mrs. Taylor was born April 30, 1942 in Lincoln County to the late Julius and Eva Spencer Tessner. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Rabon “Raz” Taylor; brother, J.T. Tessner; two sisters, Nettie Jarrell and Lottie Milbur; and a stillborn grandson, Gabriel Michael Taylor.  Mrs. Taylor was a homemaker.

She is survived by two sons, Mark Taylor and wife Faith and Shannon Taylor and wife Alison, all of Lincolnton; daughter, Sharon Black and husband Gene of Rock Hill, S.C.; two sisters, Bertha Leatherman and Rosie Spencer, both of Lincolnton; and six grandchildren, Rev. Joshua Taylor and wife Mandy of Anderson, S.C., Anna Schill and husband Vince of Athens, Ga., William Black, Rachel Black, David Black of Rock Hill, S.C., and Ethan Taylor of Lincolnton.

Memorials may be made to Highland Drive Freewill Baptist Church, 2810 Highland Drive, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Taylor family.

 

Lori Ann Meldrum

Lori Ann Meldrum, 41, of Lawndale died May 13, 2013.

Memorial services will be held at Westside House of Prayer in Lincolnton, on May 18, 2013 at 11 a.m. Burial will be at a later date. The family will receive friends at the church following the service.

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

 

Claude E. Hefner

Claude Emmitt Hefner, 87, of Newton died May 15, 2013.

A memorial service will be held May 18, 2013 at 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Conover. Inurnment will follow at the church columbarium. The family will receive friends May 18, 2013 from 2:30 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. at the church, prior to the service.

Burke Mortuary, Newton is serving the Hefner family.

 

Bill Brotherton

Willie Paige “Bill” Brotherton, Jr., 69, of Newton passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Camelot Manor Nursing & Rehab in Granite Falls.

A funeral service will be held May 18, 2013 at 11 a.m. at East Maiden Baptist Church, Maiden. Burial will follow in Maiden City Cemetery with graveside honors. The family will receive friends, prior to the service, from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at the church.

Burke Mortuary, Maiden is serving the Brotherton family.

 

Alvin ‘Al’ Hefner

Alvin “Al” Leroy Hefner, 98, of Conover died May 16, 2013.

A funeral service will be held May 19, 2013 at 3 p.m. at Burke Mortuary Chapel, Newton. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Hickory. The family will receive friends on May 19, 2013 from 2 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.

Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Hefner family.

 

Gregory T. Brown

Gregory Thomas Brown, 61, of Drexel died May 13, 2013.

No services will be held at this time.

Burke Mortuary, Newton is serving the Brown family.

 

Robert William Long Jr.

Robert William Long Jr., 83, of Lake Placid, Fla. died on May 15, 2013.

Arrangements are incomplete at Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton.

 

Alberta Mattie Forney Foster

Mrs. Alberta Mattie Forney Foster, 97, formerly of Iron Station, died

May 13, 2013.

Funeral services are Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 4 p.m. at Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service at the church.

Ebony & White’s Funeral Service is serving the Foster Family

 

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