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Obituaries — 11-15-13

Wallace Lee Keener

Wallace Lee Keener, age 82, of Lincolnton died on Tuesday, November 12, 2013.

His funeral service was noon on Thursday, November 14, 2013, at Boger City Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Bigham and Rev. Robert Redding officiating.  Burial followed in Hollybrook Cemetery. The family received friends from 10 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. prior to the service at the church.

Wally was born April 10, 1931 in Lincoln County to the late Pervy Pinkney and Ollie Mae Williams Keener.  He served in the Army National Guard for 42 years and then later retired from law enforcement.  He volunteered in many emergency services throughout Lincoln County and was a member of Boger City Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen Wentz Keener of the home; two sons, Jeffrey Pinkney Keener of Crossville, Tenn. and Wallace Andrew Keener of Maiden; two grandchildren, Jessica Keener and Lauren Ashlee Keener; and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Boger City Baptist Church Building Fund, 2201 E. Main Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Keener family.


Clyde Milburn

Clyde Ray Milburn, 74, of Lincolnton passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at CMC Lincoln, Lincolnton.

Born March 3, 1939 in Lincoln County, he was the son of the late Charlie Watson Milburn and the late Lola Mae Putnam Milburn.

In addition to his parents, one son, Chuck Milburn; five brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

He is survived by wife of 55 years, Jane Carpenter Milburn of the home; one son, Rick Milburn and wife Tracey of Lincolnton; five grandchildren, Kelly Mellentine and husband Thad, Josh Milburn, Brittany Milburn, Brent Milburn, and Kacie Cox; one great-grandson, Van Mellentine; two sisters, Geneva Richards of Vale and Ann Carpenter of Crouse.

The funeral service will be held today at 2 p.m. at South River Baptist Church in Lincolnton with Pastor Ernie Richards and Pastor Larry Chapman officiating. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family received friends Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Burke Mortuary in Maiden.

Memorials may be made to:  Hospice of Lincoln County.

Visit www.burkemortuary.com to register your condolences online.

Burke Mortuary, Maiden is serving the Milburn family.


Wayne Froneberger

Wayne Froneberger, 83, of Cherryville, died November 13, 2013.

A memorial service will be held November 17, 2013 at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends November 17, 2013 in Vida Dellinger Parlor of the church from 1 p.m. until 1:45 p.m.

Carpenter’s Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the Froneberger.


Clifford Benard Henderson

Clifford Benard Henderson, 84, of Cherryville, died November 11, 2013.

Funeral services will be held November 16, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Carpenter’s Funeral and Cremation Services with burial in Shady Grove Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends November 16, 2013 at the funeral from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m.

Carpenter’s Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the Henderson family.


Thelma Hull Sellers

Thelma Hull Sellers, 93 of Cherryville, died November 2, 2013.

Visitation will be today from 12:45 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Cherryville. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 p.m. November 15, 2013 at First Baptist Church, Cherryville. Burial will be Private.

Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Sellers.


Mildred Ann Parker 

Miss Mildred Ann Parker, 77, of Cherryville, died November 9, 2013.

A Memorial Service will be held on November 16, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Kingdom Hall, Gastonia. Burial will be private.  The family will receive friends on November 16, 2013 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. prior to the service.

Carpenter’s Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the Parker family.







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