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Obituaries — 5-20-13

Minnie Lee Chapman Dyson Cronland

Mrs. Minnie Lee Chapman Dyson Cronland, age 94, of 3836 Asbury Church Road, Lincolnton died Sunday, May 19, 2013.

Her funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Asbury United Methodist Church with Rev. Anita Sain officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service at the church.  Burial will follow at Pisgah United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Cronland was born on March 3, 1919 in Lincoln County and was the daughter of the late John Albert Chapman and Mary Lou Elmore Chapman.  She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Robert L. Dyson Sr.; her second husband, R.B. Cronland Jr.; two brothers, Johnny Chapman and Yates Chapman and three sisters, Annie Mae Smith, Irene Cox and Edna Smith.

Mrs. Cronland is survived by one son, Robert Dyson of Lincolnton; one daughter, Lou Ann Lynn and husband, David G. Lynn of Denver; one brother, George A. Chapman and wife, Willie Mae Chapman of Lincolnton; daughter-in-law, Myna Cronland and husband, Rick Cronland of Lincolnton; four grandchildren, Brent Dyson and wife, Amy Dyson of Lincolnton, Jason B. Lynn and wife, JoAnna Lynn of Harrisburg; Rickard Cronland and wife Sonya Cronland of Gastonia and Roderick Cronland of Lincolnton; six great-grandchildren, Nick Dyson, Will Dyson, Griffin Lynn, Jaxon Lynn, R.B. Cronland and Caroline Cronland.

Memorials may be made to the Levine & Dickson Hospice House, 11900 Vanstory Drive, Huntersville, NC 28078 or to Asbury United Methodist Church, 3097 Asbury Church Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Cronland family.


Richard ‘Dick’ Trickle

Richard “Dick” Trickle, age 71, of Iron Station died of a self-inflicted gunshot. He had been suffering for some time with severe chronic pain, had seen many doctors, none of which could find the source of his pain.  His family as well as all those who knew him find his death very hard to accept, and though we will hurt from losing him for some time, he’s no longer suffering and we take comfort knowing he’s with his very special angel.

He is survived by his wife Darlene (McMahon) Trickle; three children, Victoria Bowman (John), Tod Trickle, and Chad Trickle (Shannon); and three grandchildren, Lucas Bowman, Courtney Trickle and Carlee Trickle. He lost his oldest grandchild Nicole Bowman in a tragic car accident nearly 12 years ago.  He was the son of the late Leo and Lauretta Trickle and is survived by his brothers, Duaine Trickle, Charles Trickle; and sisters, Delores Iwanski and Susan Trickle.

Dick’s passion in life was his racing.  He touched many lives throughout his career, provided memories for many that will last a lifetime. Many thought when he retired he would continue as a car owner, but he was driver at heart, he wanted to be behind the wheel and be in control of his destiny.  We believe he felt himself no longer able to be behind that wheel of life or be the man he only knew how to be because of the pain and suffering.

His passion was racing but his love was his family. This is a very difficult time for the family, they hope everyone will understand and respect their wishes to have private services for his funeral.  They appreciate all the calls, messages, and letters of support, but at this time need to be together as a family.

There have been requests for where to send flowers, in lieu of flowers the family has asked that a donation be made in Memory of Dick to: Victory Junction, 4500 Adams Way, Randleman, NC  27317.  They thank you for all your love, thoughts, and prayers.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Trickle family.


Rossie Wright


Rossie Bess Wright, 98, of 4153 Catsquare Rd. in Vale, passed away Saturday May 18, 2013 at Palliative Care Center and Hospice of Catawba Valley.

Born September 17, 1914 in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Lester Augustus Bess and Mary Frances Sain Bess. She was retired from Hickory Springs Foamrubber Plant and was a member of Reeps Grove United Methodist Church and the ladies Sunday school class.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Esper Wright; son, Steve Wright; brother, Ervin Bess; and sister, Gertie Hudson.

Survivors include daughter-in-law, Judy Wright of Vale; sister, Essie Wright of Vale; three grandchildren, Janet Lail, Michael Wright, and Dana Willis; and four great grandchildren, Nicholas Willis, Tyler Lail, Noah Lail, and Hunter Wright.

Visitation will be at Stamey Funeral Home this evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The funeral service will be at Reeps Grove United Methodist Church Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 2 p.m. with Revs. Harry Andrews and Robert Lynn officiating. The body will be placed in the church thirty minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Palliative Care Center and Hospice of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658 or to Reeps Grove United Methodist Church, 8055 Reeps Grove Church Rd., Vale, NC 28168.

A guest register is available at www.stameyfuneralhome.com

Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston is serving the Wright family.


Pauline Shook Chandler

Alice ‘Pauline’ Shook Chandler, 72, of Conover died May 17, 2013.

A funeral service will be held today at 2 p.m. at Shiloh United Methodist Church, Claremont. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family received friends on May 19, 2013 from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Burke Mortuary, Newton.

Burke Mortuary, Newton is serving the Chandler family.


Verlean Jefferies Smith

Verlean Jefferies Smith, 79, of Lincolnton died May 17, 2013.

Funeral services will be announced by Ebony & White’s Funeral Service.


Eleanor Ledford Kiser

Eleanor Ledford Kiser, 88, of Bessemer City died May 19, 2013.

Visitation will be held at Carpenter’s Funeral and Cremation Services, Cherryville on May 21, 2013 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. A celebration of life service will be held at Hephzibah ARP Presbyterian Church, Bessemer City on May 22, 2013 at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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



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