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Obituaries — 11-27-13

Stella K. Curis

Stella K. Curis, age 91, of Jenkins Township, Pa. and formerly of Lincolnton died Friday, November 22, 2013 at United Methodist Homes, Wesley Village Campus, Jenkins Township, Pa.

Her funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday, December 2, 2013 in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Miller officiating. The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. prior to the funeral at Warlick Funeral Home.

Mrs. Curis was born on January 31, 1922 in Oakland, Mich. and was the daughter of the late Alex and Maria Skippowski Kuchar.  She was retired as a hairdresser.

She is survived by her son, Paul E. Curis and wife, Melinda of Fleetville, Pa. and her two grandchildren, Thyra Curis and Christopher Curis.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Curis family.


Ruth Royster

February 18, 1921 – November 24, 2013

Mary Ruth Toney Royster, 92, 7197 Hull Rd, Cherryville passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2013, at her home.

She was born on February 18, 1921 in Cleveland County to the late Paul Ernest Toney and Lula Grace Smith Toney.  She was retired from Sweettree Mills as a stylist and was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Esper “C.E.” Royster.

Mrs. Royster is survived by her son, Frank Royster of Cherryville; two daughters, Abbie Jane Royster of Cherryville and Linda R. LeFever of Roanoke, Va.; two grandchildren, Rob LeFever and wife Kari of Furlong, Pa. and Sarah Royster Campbell and husband Josh of Manitowoc, Wis.; four great grandchildren, Andy and Tommy LeFever and Emmaline and Addison Campbell.

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. today at Bethlehem United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. today at Bethlehem United Methodist Church. Rev. Roy T. Byers will be officiating. Entombment will be at Rose Hill Memorial Park Mausoleum

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Bethlehem United Methodist Church, c/o Doris Wilson, 147 Latham Wilson Rd, Lawndale, NC 28090; Salvation Army of Shelby, 305 N. Lafayette Street, Shelby, NC 28150; or Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150.

Online register: www.stameyfuneralhome.com

Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston is serving the Royster family.


Linda Lee Fortenberry Stephens

Linda Lee Fortenberry died November 22, 2013.

A graveside service was held November 25, 2013 at Martha’s Chapel cemetery, Stanley.

A Good Samaritan Funeral Home, Denver served the Stephens family.

Eleanor ‘Ellie’ McMorrow Barbara

Eleanor “Ellie” McMorrow Barbara, 73, of Denver died November 25, 2013.

A viewing will be held at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. on December 7, 2013 at Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church, Denver. Additionally, Ellie’ life will be celebrated at Fort Myer, Va. before she is at interred at Arlington National Cemetery as soon as arrangements are finalized.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the Holy Spirit Parish Activity Center.

A Good Samaritan Funeral Home, Denver served the Stephens family.

Robert Elworth Clippard

Robert Elworth Clippard, 88, of Alexis died November 26, 2013.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, November 29, 2013 in the Alexis Baptist Church Cemetery.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Clippard family.

 Ronnie Wayne Armstrong

Ronnie Wayne Armstrong, 43, of Lincolnton died November 23, 2013.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. today at Jenkins Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Jenkins Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. today at the funeral home prior to the service.

Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Newton is serving the Armstrong family.

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