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Obituaries — 7-19-13

Judy Morris Bass
Judy Morris Bass, 67, peacefully passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013 at her home in Lincolnton.
Her celebration of life memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 22, 2013 at Boger City United Methodist Church with Rev. Joe Ervin and Rev. Eric Reece officiating.  The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. prior to the service at church.
Judy was born October 16, 1945 in Augusta, Ga. to the late Jack Austin Morris Sr. and the late Mattie “Boots” Elliott Morris.
She is survived by her loving husband of 31 years, Bryan D. Bass; daughter, Jennifer Castleberry Welch and husband Donald Welch Jr.; three grandchildren, Brett, Blaine, and Belle of Lincolnton; brother, Jack A. Morris Jr. and wife Luanna of Hilton Head Island, S.C.; and caregiver and friend of almost seven years, Gearldean “Geri” Forester of Lincolnton.
She was the sweetest, most loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, and friend.  She was strong in her faith, loved Jesus, and was a member of Boger City United Methodist Church. For 18½ years, she was employed as an executive secretary of The Timken Company until she had to stop working due to her illness with multiple sclerosis in 1997.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar Street, Lincolnton, NC  28092.
Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the family.

Eddy Ray Heavner
Eddy Ray Heavner, 56, of the Buffalo Shoals Community and formerly of Crouse passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Catawba Regional Hospice, in the loving arms of his wife and soul mate.
Eddy was born February 19, 1957 in Lincoln County to Lester and Faye Heavner of Crouse. He was a proud 1975 graduate of West Lincoln High School, and Eagle Scout from Boy Scout Troop 87 of Crouse, a member of Buffalo Shoals Community Association, an avid hunter and fisherman, Eddy never passed a chance to demonstrate God’s love to others and to animals. He provided food, firewood, money, coats, gloves, socks and shoes to many needy people in our area.
He was preceded in death by 54 days by his precious niece, Sara McSwain Bango.
Survivors include father, Lester Heavner of Crouse; mother, Faye Cunningham Heavner of Crouse; wife, Dawn Shrum of Lincolnton; daughter, Mecca Simmons and husband Tim of Lincolnton; sons, Shane Heavner, Matt Heavner, and Jason Heavner all of Lincolnton; grandchildren, Brittany Heavner, Harley Grace Heavner, Brogan Heavner, Avery Simmons, and Alex Simmons; brother, Rick Heavner of Conover; nephew, Mitch Miller and wife Courtney of Jonesborough, Tenn.; nephew-in-law, Ron Bango of Sandusky, Ohio; mother-in-law, Betty Shrum of Lincolnton; sister-in-laws, Laura McSwain and Joy Miller of Lincolnton; brother-in-laws, Mitch Miller and Wally McSwain of Lincolnton. Eddy is further survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, neighbors, and his rescue cat, Sludgie.
A memorial service was held on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 6 p.m. at RiverView Baptist Church, 2230 Riverview Road, Lincolnton. The Rev. Dr. Rick Crouse and Rev. Ashley Crouse will officiate. The family received friends Thursday, July 18, 2013 from 4 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. at RiverView Baptist Church. Burial will be private at a later date.
*DRESS IS CASUAL, EDDY WOULDN’T WANT IT ANY OTHER WAY*
Memorials and contributions may be made to the Eddy Ray Heavner Memorial Scholarship Fund to support Eagle Scout projects in this region, C/O Dawn Shrum, P.O. Box 234, Newton, NC 28658.
Condolences may be sent to the Heavner family at www.robertbennettfuneralservice.com
The Heavner family is in the care of Robert F. Bennett, Funeral Service Licensee, 828-465-2111

Brenda Mayes Lupino
Brenda Mayes Lupino, 67, of Portsmouth R.I. passed away peacefully July 15, 2013 at Philip Hulitar Hospice Home in Providence, R.I.  She was the beloved wife of Richard “Dick” Lupino.
Born in Greensboro, the daughter of Doug Mayes of Denver and the late Ruby Vaughn Mayes, she is also survived by her daughter, Heather Rahn; grandson, Theo Gilyard of Philadelphia, Pa.; brother, Joe Mayes of Charlotte; and stepchildren, Richard, Michael and Gina Lupino.
Brenda grew up in Charlotte, graduated from East Mecklenburg High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in English.  She was a long time member of Providence Methodist Church in Charlotte. She was co-owner of Dick Lupino Music in Portsmouth, R.I.
Services in Rhode Island were private. A memorial is planned for later this year in the Denver-Charlotte area.
Memorials may be sent to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, C/O Oasis Shriners, 604 Doug Mayes Place, Charlotte, NC 28262.

Carrie Farmer Poovey
THOMASVILLE — Mrs. Carrie Farmer Poovey, age 88, of Piedmont Crossing Retirement Center in Thomasville and formerly of Little Street in Lincolnton, passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2013.
A private graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 19, 2013 at Forest Lawn Cemetery with Rev. Michael Collins officiating.
Mrs. Poovey was born on February 6, 1925 in Lincoln County to the late Clarence and Bryte Reynolds Farmer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Leonard Poovey; two brothers, Kenneth Farmer, Gene Farmer.  Mrs. Poovey was retired from textiles.
She is survived by one son, Terry Lee Poovey of Lincolnton; one daughter, Verna P. McCulloch and husband Fred of Lexington; two sisters, Alene Carpenter of Sherrills Ford, Louise White of Crouse; two grandchildren, Todd Seagle and wife Pam and Mark Seagle and wife Leann; four great-grandchildren, Cameron, Kelsey, Spencer and Abigail Seagle.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Piedmont Crossing Foundation, 100 Hedrick Drive, Thomasville, NC 27360.
Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Poovey family.

Rita ‘Lynn’ Price
Rita “Lynn” Price, 44, of Hickory, passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at her residence.
Born April 23, 1969 in Valdese, she was the daughter of Raymond C. Price and Joyce Norman Price of Lawndale.
She was a member of Laurel Hill United Methodist Church and an associate member of Corinth Reformed Church. She worked as a Paralegal for Attorney John Fuller for twenty two years and was the first active President of the Catawba Valley Paralegal Association.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her sister, Tammy Price Hoyle of Crouse; nephew, Caleb Hoyle of Crouse; niece, Grace Hoyle of Crouse; fur-kids, Molly, Dude, and Rocky of the home.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Corinth Reformed Church with the Rev. Dr. Robert Thompson and the Rev. Vincent Ross officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Burial will be held following the service and receiving at Laurel Hill United Methodist Church.
Pallbearers will be David Haire, Alex Haire, Patrick Parsons, Ted Cooke, Berry Suttlemyre, John Howell, Mike Anderson and Kenny Whiteside.
In lieu of flowers, Lynn has requested donations to the following organizations: Fido’s Fence, c/o Traci Whiteside, 5433 Bridgewater Drive, Granite Falls, NC 28630 or Through Healing Eyes, c/o Katheryn Harlan, 1063 15th Ave., NW, Hickory, NC 28601 or JDRF, Charlotte Chapter, in honor of nephew Caleb Hoyle, 205 Regency Executive Park Drive, Suite 102, Charlotte, NC 28217 or Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658 or Catawba County Humane Society, P.O. Box 63, Hickory, NC 28603.
Bass-Smith Funeral Home in Hickory is serving the family of Rita “Lynn” Price and condolences may be left at www.bass-smithfuneralhome.com.

Elizabeth Ann Wyont Rudisill
BESSEMER CITY —Elizabeth Ann Wyont Rudisill, age 73, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 16, 2013.
She was born on April 12, 1940, in Lincolnton.  Ann was the daughter of the late Wilford Woodrow and Virginia Carpenter Wyont. She was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and aunt.
Ann was an active member of Puett United Methodist Church all of her life. She worked at Mary Jo’s Cloth Store for 26 years, loved to sew, work with the youth of the church, fellowship with the senior citizens group, and staying in touch with her high school classmates. She was preceded in death by her sister, Carolyn (Sue) Emmett and husband Roy Emmett.
She is survived by her husband, Jonas (Joe) Dayton Rudisill Jr.; daughters, Lori Carpenter and husband Lee, Lisa Glover and husband Richard, and Dawn Emory and husband Mark; grandchildren, Chelsea Carpenter Rushing and husband Cameron, Joshua Glover and fiance’ Casey, Brady Glover and fiance’ Ariel, Jared and Malia Emory; nieces, Terri Williamson and husband Alex and Pam Emmett; nephew, Roy (Eddie) Emmett; and five great nieces and nephews.
Her funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 22, 2013 at Puett United Methodist Church with Rev. Cliff Wall officiating. Her body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will be in the Rudisill family cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday at Puett United Methodist Church in the Family Life Center.
Memorials may be made to the Puett United Methodist Church Building Fund, 3009 Puetts Chapel Road, Dallas, NC 28034, or to Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092.
Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Rudisill family.

Doris Lee Dick Sanders
Doris Lee Dick Sanders, 77, of 3064 Oak Ridge Circle, Lincolnton, died on Wednesday, July 17, 2013.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Daughter of the late Charlie C. and Mildred Griffin Dick, has joined the family she loved so dearly; parents, brothers, Cleve and Grady; sisters, Barbara and Peggie, all who preceded her into Gods hands. She was a caring and fiercely devoted sister and independent driven business owner and talented artist. Her joy in life included blue birds, redcap pond fish, making pottery, and her various puppies.
She was not blessed with children of her own, but is survived by Robert and wife Tracy Dick and Paul Greene Jr. who she felt were her children in spirit.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the Lincoln County Humane Society, P.O. Box 23, Lincolnton, NC 28093.
Warlick Funeral Home Lincolnton is serving the Sanders family.

Charles Franklin Taylor
Mr. Charles Franklin Taylor, age 80, of Lincolnton, died on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at the Brian Center in Lincolnton.
His funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. David Jones officiating.  His body will lie in state for 30 minutes prior to the service at the church.  Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  The family received friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at Warlick Funeral Home.
Mr. Taylor was born December 26, 1932 in Lincoln County to the late Aca Whitaker and Mary Jane Lynch Taylor. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Juanita Ledbetter, Margaret Garrett, Marie Warlick and Maxine Kincaid; and a son-in-law, Bryan Fleenor.
Charles grew up on the former Carter Mill Village in Lincolnton. As a child, he helped his mom at the Shack, where they sold snacks and sandwiches to the Carter Mill employees. Charles began working at a local motorcycle shop owned by Bob Jonas while a teenager, which initiated a love for riding motorcycles that lasted his lifetime.
He was employed as a long-distance truck driver for Akers Motor Lines in Charlotte for 25 years and then employed at Carolina Freight in Cherryville for 13 years as both a truck driver and a freight handler.  He was a member of the Teamster Union.  He was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church for 56 years, serving as a deacon, helping to establish the bus ministry, both maintaining and driving church vehicles, and was most recently active with the Seniors Sunshine Club.
Charles was a giving and loving man, and always used his mechanical skills to help his family, friends and neighbors.  He was a blessing to all who knew him and will be forever missed.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years Angelene “Angie” Bradshaw Taylor of the home; one son, Carl Taylor and wife Rebecca of Lincolnton; one daughter, Charlene Lippard and husband Chuck of Sherrills Ford; three grandchildren, Wes Taylor of Richmond, Va., Kylie Crabtree and husband, Kevin of Lincolnton, and Cory Taylor of Lincolnton; three great-grandchildren, Khloe Taylor, and twins Carter and Karlie Crabtree, all of Lincolnton; a number of nieces and nephews and his faithful canine, Bud.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092.
The family would like to thank the staff of the Brian Center in Lincolnton and Hospice, organizations that showed love, compassion and support to both Charles and the family. Additional thanks to faithful friends and supporters, especially Richard and Eleanor Henley, Jerry Howell, Caroll and Hazel O’Sheal, Bob Jetton, Fred Morrison, Graham Sisk, Dean Webb and Phyllis Queen.
Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Taylor family.

Margaret Sue Cash Whitaker Land
Margaret Sue Cash Whitaker Land, 80 of Lincolnton died July, 13, 2013.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 12 noon at Carpenter’s Funeral and Cremation Services. Interment will follow at 1:30 p.m. in Cliffside Cemetery, Cliffside. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. at the funeral home.
Carpenter’s Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the Land family.

Faye Elizabeth Smith Huss
Faye Elizabeth Smith Huss, 82 of Cherryville died July 17, 2013.
A Service of Remembrance will be held on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in City Memorial Cemetery.  Family will receive friends on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Carpenter’s Funeral and Cremation Services from 6 to 8 p.m.
Carpenter’s Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the Land family.

Arthur W. Caccia
Arthur Waldemar Caccia, 88, died July 12, 2013.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, 2013 in the Christian Life Center at Mt. Pleasant UMC, Sherrills Ford.
Arrangements are under the Heritage Funeral Home – Weddington Chapel.

Marshall R. Isenhour
Marshall Ray Isenhour, 72, of Claremont died July 16, 2013.
The funeral service will be held today at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Claremont. The family will receive friends prior to the service on Friday from 2 until 2:45 p.m. at the church.
Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Isenhour family.

 

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