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Obituaries — 10-25-13

Mary Ann (Sawyer) Powell

FORT MILL, S.C. — Mary Ann (Sawyer) Powell began her glorious journey on the day of the Lord, Sunday, October 20, 2013.  As God reached for her hand and the family held her in a close embrace the sparkle of her beautiful green eyes faded as she took her last breath.  She has been freed from her earthly bonds and now rejoices with the heavenly choir.  She will always remain beautiful in the hearts and souls of family, friends, and everyone blessed to meet her.

Ann is survived by her husband (Henry), her daughter Kathy and husband (Ray), their children Colby and Corey, and her son Keith and wife (Beth).  The only girl of six children; she is survived by one brother, James Carter Sawyer and wife (Wanda) of California.

Ann retired from the state school system after working for Tega Cay Christian and Gold Hill Middle Schools.  Most importantly, she worked tirelessly and selfishly as a mother and grandmother.  Ann was never concerned with personal needs or gain, working for the Lord by serving others.  Her thoughts and actions were always in service to God, her family, church, and community.

Services will be Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Carolinas Cornerstone Church, Ft. Mill, S.C. with Pastor Barry Yates officiating.  Family visitation is 2 p.m. followed by a glorious celebration of Ann’s life at 3 p.m.

The family would like to thank Gentiva Home Health Care nurse Shane and the doctors, nurses and staff of CMC Pineville.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Carolinas Cornerstone Building Fund, 1790 Gardendale Road, Fort Mill, SC 29708.  Be sure to note “In memory of Ann Powell” in the special instructions box.

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

The family of Mrs. Powell is being served by Palmetto Funeral Home and Crematory of Fort Mill, S.C.


Betty Jean Smith

Ms. Betty Jean Smith, 54, of Lincolnton passed away Sunday, October 20, 2013 at her residence surrounded by her family and friends.

She was born July 24, 1959 in Lincoln County to Ruby Sherrill Smith and Robert (Bob) Smith.

She received her education at East Lincoln High School in Lincoln County and Myers Park High School in Charlotte.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Ernest Stanley Smith.

Those left to cherish precious memories are her loving mother, Ms. Ruby Faye Smith of Denver; father, Mr. Robert Smith of Charlotte; four sons, Katravis Jetton Smith, Christopher Maurice Smith, and Desmond Rashad Smith all of Denver and Michael Donnell Derr of Lincolnton; two daughters, Shemele Nicole Smith of Lincolnton and Randi Rakhia White of Charlotte; three brothers, Robert Wayne Smith (Cassandra), Edward Leroy Smith (Frances), and Keith Gaston (Altheia) all of Charlotte; five sisters, Brenda Brooks of Charlotte, Erlene Howard of Cherryville, Lisa McCorkle (Jerry) and Brenda McLean (Reggie) of Stanley, Marcella Patterson (Ray) of Mount Holly, and a host of aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends.

Homegoing Services will be held Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Denver. The family will receive friends at the church from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the church.  Rev. Friday Okocha, Pastor, Officiating, Pastor Mildred Maddox, Eulogist.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

W.H. Bryant, A.E. Grier and Sons Funeral Home, Mooresville is serving the Smith family.


John Wylie Driscoll III

John Wylie Driscoll III, 59, of Denver, formerly of Morgantown, W.Va. died October 9, 2013.

A Memorial Gathering will take place October 26, 2013 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Driscoll residence located at 3876 Will Proctor St. Denver.

The Good Samaritan Funeral Home, Denver is assisting the Driscoll family.


Josie Duckworth Helton

Josie Duckworth Helton, 88, of Triangle died October 13, 2013.

Inurnment will be at 11 a.m. on November 9, 2013 at Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends also at this time.

A Direct Crematory of Gainesville, Fla. is serving the family.


James ‘Jack’ W. Parker

James “Jack” W. Parker, 84, of Denver, formerly of Waycross, Ga. died October 22, 2013.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

The Good Samaritan Funeral Home, Denver is assisting the Parker family.


Billy Loy Sipe

Billy Loy Sipe, 86, of Maiden died October 24, 2013.

A graveside service will be held at Maiden City Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post 16, Newton. The family will receive friends October 25, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Burke Mortuary Chapel in Maiden.

Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Sipe Family.


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