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Obituaries — 9-23-13

William ‘Bill’ Silis Kirkpatrick

Mr. William “Bill” Silis Kirkpatrick, age 66, of 110 Turner Street in Lincolnton, died on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Cardinal Healthcare.

His funeral service will be 2 p.m. today in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ricky Brown officiating. Burial will follow in High Shoals Cemetery. The family received friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at Warlick Funeral Home.

Mr. Kirkpatrick was born May 30, 1947 in Lincoln County to the late Charlie Hugh and Leona Jenkins Kirkpatrick.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by three brothers, Charles, Donald and Marvin Kirkpatrick and two sisters, Pauline Arrowood and Frankie McMurry.   Mr. Kirkpatrick was a delivery truck driver for C & B Welding Company.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Margaret Black Kirkpatrick of the home; one brothers, Jerry Kirkpatrick of Spartanburg, S.C.; two sisters, Myrlene Callaway of Lincolnton and Brenda Godwin of Salisbury; numerous nieces and nephews.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Kirkpatrick family.

 

Meta Black Van Dresser Power

Mrs. Meta Black Van Dresser Power, age 85, formerly of Country Club Road in Lincolnton, and Van Dresser Pt., in Hickory died September 22, 2013 at Conover Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Her funeral service will be 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at Emanuel Reformed Church.  Burial will follow in Hollybrook Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday prior to the service at the church.

Mrs. Power was born June 15, 1928 in Gaston County to the late Elias Carr and Bryte Plonk Black.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, W.M. Van Dresser Jr.; second husband, Joe Parks Power; one brother, E.C. Black and one sister Regina Black Wofford.  Mrs. Power was a member of Emanuel Reformed Church and a retired educator of S. Ray Lowder and Asbury Schools and former member of Jacob Forney Chapter of the DAR.

Survivors include her sons, W.M. Van Dresser III and his wife Robyn of Indian Land, S.C., Charles A. Van Dresser of Hickory; one daughter, Linda Van Dresser Anzovino of Lincolnton; sisters-in-law, Carol Black, Bettie Baum and her husband Milton, Martha Coulter and her husband Joe, and Doris Baker; brother-in-law, Jack Power; grandchildren, Gerald Lee Smith Jr. and wife Raquel, William Van Dresser IV and wife Brandy, and Charlie Van Dresser; great grandchildren, Gabrielle and Elijah Smith, and Trinity and Brooklyn Van Dresser;  step grandchildren, James Power, Ava Chambers, Glenna Osier and husband Chris;  step great-grandchildren, Justin Power and wife Katie and Jennifer Dunham and husband Ray and two step great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Emanuel Reformed Church, PO Box 2058, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Power family.

 

James Everett Ellington

James Everett Ellington, 96, of Cherryville died August 31, 2013.

Visitation was September 22, 2013 from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home. A Service of Remembrance was held at 2 p.m. September 22, 2013 at First Baptist Church, Cherryville. Burial followed in St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery with Military Honors.

Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home is serving the Ellington family.

 

Donald Mace

Donald Dean Mace, 75, of Maiden died September 19, 2013.

No services are planned.

Burke Mortuary, Maiden is serving the Mace Family.

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