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Obituaries — 12-9-13

Bertha Venetta Petty Flowers

Bertha Venetta Petty Flowers, age 79, of 2806 Sorrells Baxter Road in Cherryville, died Saturday, December 7, 2013 at home.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. today in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Mack Pace will officiate. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. prior to the service at Warlick Funeral Home. Burial will be at Reepsville Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Flowers was born August 20, 1934 in Gaston County. She was preceded in death by her parents Jess and Ola Helms Petty, and husband Edgar Flowers. She was a homemaker. Bertha loved her ducks and grandkids.

Survivors include two sons, James Flowers of Cherryville, Melvin Flowers and wife Mary of Cherryville; two daughters, Geraldine Pace of Cherryville, Dianne Coffey and husband Billy of Vale; grandchildren, Jason Flowers, Joseph Flowers, Mark Flowers, Christina Flowers, Chris Davenport, Teresa Pope and Lisa Wright; twenty-two great grandchildren.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Flowers family.


Billy Gene Keever

Mr. Billy Gene Keever, age 84, of 316 Southside Church Road, Lincolnton died Sunday, December 8, 2013.

His funeral will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at Southside Baptist Church with Rev. Leland Stephens and Rev. Charles Ingle officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. Tuesday prior to the funeral at Southside Baptist Church.

Mr. Keever was born on October 31, 1929 in Lincoln County to the late John F. and Bessie Johnson Keever. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Carroll Keever, a sister, Natha Lee Meeks and his step-mother, Nancy Sain Keever.  Mr. Keever was a veteran of the United States Air Force and was retired from Hickory Auto Parts as a supervisor.

He is survived by his wife, Norma Kale Keever of the home; one daughter, LaDonna Michael and husband, Hugh of Iron Station; three brothers, David Keever and wife, Elaine of Cherryville, Larry  Keever and wife, Ann of Lincolnton, Jerry Keever and wife, Maxine of Lincolnton; three sisters, Alma Robinson of Lincolnton, Betty Brandenburg of Lincolnton and Pat Houser and husband, Jim of Lincolnton; two grandchildren, Jason Michael and wife, Jodi of Rock Hill, S.C., and Jake Michael and wife, Marilyn of Stanley; three great-grandchildren, Logan Michael, Chloe Michael and Lucas Michael; sister-in-law, Audry Keever of Lincolnton.

Memorials may be made to Palliative CareCenter and Hospice of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658 or to Southside Baptist Church, 1725 Southside Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Keever family.


Yates Moore Jr.

Yates Moore Jr., 66, of Riverdale, Ga., formerly of Lincolnton died December 3, 2013.

A Celebration of Life Service was held December 7, 2013 in Ga.


Jeff Anthony ‘Tony’ Smith

Jeff Anthony “Tony” Smith, 61, of Cherryville died December 1, 2013.

Services will be private.

Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home, Cherryville is serving the Smith family.


Donald Wayne Hastings

Donald Wayne Hastings, 56, of Conover died December 5, 2013.

A funeral service was held on December 8, 2013 at 3 p.m. at Friendship United Methodist Church, Newton. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends December 8, 2013 from 1:15 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. in the church Family Life Center, prior to the service.

Burke Mortuary, Newton is serving the Hastings family.


James Ronald Wray

James Ronald Wray, 60, of Cherryville died December 5, 2013.

A Memorial Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Carpenter’s Funeral and Cremation Services. Burial will be private.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to the service from 1:00 – 1:45 PM.

Carpenter’s Funeral & Cremation Services, Cherryville is serving the Wray family.


Lester Lee Heavner 

Lester Lee Heavner, 79 of Lincolnton died December 7, 2013.

Funeral services will be held today at 4 p.m. at Webb’s Chapel Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites. The family will receive friends today from 1:45 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

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


Savannah Lee Alexander

Savannah Lee Alexander age 74 of Gastonia died December 6, 2013.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Ebony & White’s Funeral Service.


Mary Alice Lingerfelt Hampton

Mary Alice Lingerfelt Hampton, 92, of Newton died December 7, 2013.

A Graveside service will be held on December 10, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at Eastview Cemetery, Newton. The family will receive friends following the graveside service.

Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Hampton family.


Steve David Price

Steve David ‘Stevie D’ Price, 61, of Pendleton, S.C. died December 5, 2013.

A memorial gathering will be held at 12 noon, December 13, 2013 in Pendleton, S.C.

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