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Obituaries — 11-22-13

John C. Nicol

IRON STATION — Mr. John C. Nicol, age 80, of Iron Station, died Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at CMC-Lincoln.

Born in Atlanta, Ga. September 15, 1933, he was the son of the late Cargill Nicol and Nora Brinckman Nicol.  John was employed in the Mortgage Banking Industry most of his working life and retired from Barclays American Mortgage in 1994 where he served as Director and Vice-President of Loan Administration for many years.  He received the John Laton Award in 1988 in recognition of contributions to Mortgage Servicing at the local, state, and national levels.  He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.  John was a charter member and past Master of Keystone Lodge #726.  He received the Grand Masters Award in 1971 and the Laudamus Award in 1975.  He received his 50 years as a Certified Lecturer becoming the 9th Mason in N.C. to receive that distinction.  John loved golf and was a long time member of Westport Golf course and played regularly until being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Kathrine Goode.

He loved his family and is survived by wife of 53 years, Ruby B. Nicol of the home; daughter, Karen Nicol of Stanley; son, Steve Nicol of Claremont; and a number of nieces and nephews

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church in Iron Station with Rev. Mike Scott officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. at the church prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church, 5194 Old Plank Road, Iron Station,  NC  28080.

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

Burke Mortuary, Maiden is serving the Nicol family.


Marvin Smith

Marvin “Smokie” Clifford Smith, 84, of Lawndale, died November 20, 2013.

Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m., November 21, 2013, at Stamey Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be private.

Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston is serving the Smith family.


Mary Jane Luce                      

Mary Jane Norman Luce, 53, of Newton died November 20, 2013.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Luce family.


Gary Scott Markle

Gary Scott Markle, 47, died November 17, 2013.

A memorial will be held at 2 p.m. on November 30, 2013 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Lincolnton.

Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia.


James Alexander McClain

James Alexander McClain, 71 of Lincolnton died November 19, 2013.

Funeral service is November 25, 2013 at 1 p.m. in the chapel at Ebony & White’s Funeral Service.

The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service in the chapel. Burial will be private

Ebony & White’s Funeral Service is serving the McClain family.





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