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Obituaries — 9-2-13

Evelyn Cloer Anthony

Evelyn Cloer Anthony, age 85, of Lincolnton, died on Thursday, August 29, 2013.

Her funeral service was 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 1, 2013 in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jon Mann officiating.  Burial followed in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  The family received friends from 1:30 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Anthony was born July 20, 1928 in Burke County to the late Thomas Swain and Alma Isabelle Shrum Cloer.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Harold “Tooney” Anthony; two sisters, Jean McGinnis and Carolyn Boston; and one brother, Everette Cloer.  She worked as a furniture inspector for Burris Industries.

She is survived by a son, Ronnie Anthony and wife Pam of Cherryville; one brother, Don Cloer and wife Phyllis of Fla.; one sister, Barbara Proctor and husband Dewitt of Conover; and two grandchildren, Heidi Anthony-Cash and Wesley Anthony.

Memorials may be made to Long Shoals Wesleyan Church, 3032 Wesleyan Church Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Anthony family

 

Roy Beam

Cherryville – Mr. Roy A.  Beam, 51 of 1778 Cherryville Hwy, passed away Sunday, September 01, 2013 at his residence.

Born September 28, 1961 in Gaston County, he was a son of Guy R. Beam, Jr. and Frances Gregory Beam both of Cherryville.  He was a self-employed mechanic, avid hunter and a race car driver.

Roy was preceded in death by a son, Casey L. Greene and brother, J. Mark Beam

In addition to his parents he is survived by a son, Jacob M. “ Jake” Beam and fiancée, Becca of Waynesville; step-son, Ryan Mull; two grandchildren, Shy Greene and Ash Greene; brothers, Alan Wayne Beam and wife, Brenda of Burlington, Benny Beam of Aiken, SC and Guy Beam, III and wife, Trudy of Cherryville; nieces and nephews, Michelle Beam, Lacey Beam and Jonathan Beam; great nephews, Joe and Harley; aunt and uncle, Peggy and Jim Eaker of Asheville;  lifetime friend, Kim Brittain Putnam and faithful friend and dog Buddy.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Stamey~Cherryville Funeral Home Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at Second Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Lail officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice at Wendover, 951 Wendover Heights Drive Shelby, NC 28150.

A guest register is available at www.stameyfuneralhome.com.

Stamey~Cherryville Funeral Home is serving the Beam family.

 

Ina Mildred ‘Millie’ Hearn Dillard

DENVER — Ina Mildred “Millie” Hearn Dillard, 71, of Denver passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2013, at Summit Place, Mooresville.

She was a teacher in the Greenville S.C. County Schools for over 30 years.  Millie received her bachelor’s degree from Howard College in Birmingham, Ala., and received her Master’s in Education from Furman University in Greenville, SC. Millie was an accomplished basket weaver and also assisted adults in acquiring their GED.  Millie sang in the choir at Augusta Road Baptist Church in Greenville, S.C. for over 40 years and was also a Sunday school teacher for many years.

She was born on December 12, 1941 in Nashville, Tenn., to the late Charles Aubrey and Florence Conner Hearn.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James “Jim” Borden Dillard and a daughter, Bonnie McCord.  Millie is survived by her children, Beth Lippard and husband, Mark and Brian Dillard and wife, Sharon; sisters, Mary Alice Heard and husband, Allan, Nancy Clark, Marcia Stovall and husband, Gerald, Suzanne Lusk and husband, Fred; brother, Charles Hearn and wife, Lerma; son-in-law, Derek McCord and eight grandchildren.

A service for Millie was held on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home Chapel.  Visitation for family and friends followed the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Carolina Piedmont Chapter, 3420 Shamrock Dr., Charlotte, NC  28215 or Hospice at Charlotte-Lake Norman, 705 Griffith St., Suite 203, Davidson, NC  28036.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is serving the Dillard family.

Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.

 

Max Dean Eaker Sr.

Max Dean Eaker, Sr., age 84, of Cherryville died August 30, 2013 at Peak Resources.

Max was born August 22, 1929 in Lincoln County, a son of the late Doras Grady and Bertha Willis Eaker.  He was retired from Carolina Freight Carriers and was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church.  Max was a U.S. Air Force MP and Korean War Veteran.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Ann Carpenter Eaker in 2012, two brothers, Bill Eaker and Glenn Eaker and one sister, Hilda Parker.

Survivors include a daughter, Susan Daniels (Dave) of Matthews; five sons, Max Eaker Jr. of Lawndale, Michael Eaker (Linda), Gary Eaker, Tim Eaker, and Roger Eaker all of Cherryville; one step-granddaughter, Dana Roark, of Mountain City, Tenn.; four great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at Bethlehem United Methodist Church, September 3, 2013 at 4 p.m. with Rev. Roy Byers officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:30 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cleveland County,951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby, NC 28150 or Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 2741 NC 274 Hwy., Cherryville, NC 28021.

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

Condolences may be made to www.carpentersfuneralhome.net

 

Phyllis Ann Enloe

Phyllis Ann Enloe, age 70, of Lincolnton passed away Friday, August 30, 2013 at the Brian Center in Lincolnton.  She was born in Lincoln County April 29, 1943 to the late Samuel Edwards and Geneva Roten Edwards.

She is survived by her husband, Dale Enloe of Gastonia, and one daughter, Crystal Enloe of Lincolnton.

Services will be held Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 3 p.m. at RiverView Baptist Church.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.  The interment will be in the church cemetery.  Rev. Ricky Brown will officiate.

Memorials may be made to E. F. Drum Funeral Home, 210 N. Academy Street, Lincolnton, NC  28092 to help with funeral expenses.

Online condolences may be made at www.efdrumfuneralhome.com.

E. F. Drum Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Enloe family.

 

Kathleen ‘Baby Kate’ Sondra Hopper

ROCK HILL, S.C. — Kathleen “Baby Kate” Sondra Hopper, infant daughter of Ty and Courtney Hopper, peacefully passed away August 30, 2013 at home surrounded by her loving family.

Kate, born July 6, 2013 is survived by two brothers and a step-brother, Keegan and Micah Hopper, and Brandon Beam, Lincolnton. Maternal grandparents are Ned and Kathy Thomas, Tucson, Ariz. and Court and Lynn Hall, Tucson, Ariz. Paternal grandparents are Jessie Hopper, Crouse and Robert Lee Wilson, Lincolnton. A wonderful host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends were touched by the life of Kate.

The memorial service will be held Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at Christ the King Church in Shelby. Pastor Tony Hopper from Word of Life Christian Ministries, Gastonia and Pastor Vernon Moore from Christ the King Church will be officiating the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that monetary donations be made to www.gofundme.com. These donations would be greatly appreciated. We would also like to thank Hands of Hope Hospice, S.C. for their dedication, commitment and love you showed to our family and Baby Kate.

The receiving of friends and family is at the home of Ty and Courtney located at 809 Patriot Pkwy # 208, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

On-line condolences to the family may be made at www.palmettofh.com

The family of “Baby Kate” is being served by Palmetto Funeral Home and Crematory of Fort Mill, S.C.

 

Evelyn Goins Hurt

Evelyn Goins Hurt, age 92, of Lincolnton passed away Friday, August 30, 2013 at CMC-Lincoln.

She was born September 7, 1920 in Lincoln County to the late Oscar Goins and Mary Rudisill Goins.

She was a member of Gainesville Baptist Church.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Hurt.

She is survived by one son, Larry Hurt and his wife Becky of Vale, one grandson, Todd Hurt of Santa Barbara, Calif.; and one sister, Ramona Whitesides of Holden Beach, S.

Services will be held Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Gainesville Baptist Church.  The family will receive friends this evening from 6 p.m. until8 p.m. at E. F. Drum Funeral Home.  The interment will be in the Gainesville Baptist Church Cemetery.  Rev. Michael Rice will officiate.

Online condolences may be made at www.efdrumfuneralhome.com.

E. F. Drum Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Hurt family.

 

Glenn Price

MAIDEN — Glenn Howard Price, age 74, of Maiden passed away Saturday, August 31, 2013 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton.

Born July 27, 1939 in Catawba County, he was the son of the late Clyde Alphonso Price and the late Emma Jane Jenkins Price. Glenn was a member of May’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Maiden; worked in the timber industry and was retired from Delta Apparel.

In addition to his parents, a brother, Clifford Price and niece, Patricia Huffman Gentry preceded him in death.

Survivors include one brother, Charles Price and wife, Sandra of Maiden; two sisters, Betty Huffman Ballew and husband, L.D. of Maiden; Geraldine Hahn of Newton; one sister-in-law, Jeanette M. Price of Maiden and four nieces, Debbie Campbell; Gaye Kurz; Belinda Hahn; Melinda Hahn.

The Price Family would like to extend a “Special Thanks to” C.V.M.C. –CCU Staff and Sabrina Cook, RN at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton.

The funeral service will be held Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4 p.m. at Burke Mortuary Chapel in Maiden with Rev. Byron Alexander officiating. Burial will follow at May’s Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Maiden.

The family will receive friends, prior to the service, from 3 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. at Burke Mortuary Chapel in Maiden.

Memorials may be made to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658 and / or May’s Chapel UMC, 1707 May’s Chapel Church Rd., Maiden, NC 28650.

Visit www.burkemortuary.com to register your condolences.

Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Price Family.

 

Mackie James Spencer

DENVER — Mackie James Spencer, 61, passed away at his residence on August 30, 2013.

A native of Gaston County, he was the son of Vivian Melrose Harstin Spencer and the late Carl Henry Spencer.

Mackie was an 18 year veteran, serving in the United States Air Force and United States Navy. He was a member of Revival Tabernacle in Stanley.

He is survived by his mother Vivian Spencer of Denver; sisters, Elaine Dyer and husband James of Iron Station, Linda Nixon and husband Jim of Denver; and brother, Carl Spencer and wife Liz of Denver.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brother, Albert Spencer.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Carothers Funeral Home Chapel in Stanley with Pastor John D. Mayberry officiating. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Lincolnton with military honors provided by the Gaston County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home prior to the service.

Condolences may be made online at www.carothersfuneralhomestanley.com

Carothers Funeral Home, Stanley is serving the Spencer family

 

Betty Jean Huss Beam

Betty Jean Huss Beam, 81, of Cherryville died August 30, 2013.

Funeral services will be held today at First Baptist Church at 11 a.m. with burial in City Memorial Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the service.

Carpenter’s Funeral And Cremation Services is serving the Beam family.

 

Samuel William Richards Jr.

Samuel William Richards Jr. of Dallas died August 27, 2013.

Funeral service will be held today at 7 p.m. at The Denver Wesleyan Church. Family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the church. Graveside service will be held Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

The Good Samaritan Funeral Home in Denver is assisting the Richards family

 

Joyce Suzanne Withers Helms

Joyce Suzanne Withers Helms, 87, of Newton died August 30, 2013.

Services will be held today at Mt. Ruhama Baptist Church at 11 a.m.  The family received friends Sunday, September 1, 2013 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the church.  The interment will be in the church cemetery.

Goodin-Drum Funeral Home is serving the Helms family.

 

Robert Russell Wilson

Robert Russell Wilson, 56, of Denver died August 30, 2013.

Services will be privately held.

E. F. Drum Funeral Home is serving the Wilson family.

 

Raymond ‘J.R.’ Call Jr.

Raymond “J.R.” Call Jr., 83, of Newton died August 30, 2013.

The funeral service was held on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Burke Mortuary Chapel, Newton. Burial followed in Catawba Memorial Park, Hickory.  The family received friends on Sunday from 1 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. at Burke Mortuary, Newton prior to the service.

Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Call family.

 

 

 

 

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