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Obituaries — 12-18-13

James William Carpenter

WEST LINCOLN — James William Carpenter resident of 5799 Coot Williams Road, Cherryville received his ultimate healing on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, while surrounded by his loving wife of 67 years, Ethel Williams Carpenter, and numerous family members and friends.

He was born in Cleveland County on February 2, 1927 to the late Emmitt and Emma Carpenter. He was preceded in death by a brother Emmitt (Junior) Carpenter and a sister, Bessie Carpenter Ray.

A loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he worked for many years in the Dover and Dora cotton mills in Cherryville.  He also worked on the family farm of his beloved father-in-law and mother-in-law, the late Coot & Nanny Williams. After his retirement from the cotton mill, he was able to concentrate on his true love, farming.  That farming turned into lots of vegetables which his wife, Ethel sold at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market. One of the first farmers to participate as the Market started up, Ethel’s table carried a sign that read, “Brought to you fresh by William”.  His specialty was tomatoes. He took pride in growing the best.  He was loved by all those who bought his produce.

Survivors besides his wife Ethel, include two daughters, Linda Hunsucker and husband John, Retia Shronce and husband Dale; brother-in-law James (Bunt) Williams; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Dorothy and Harold Upton; nephews, Ed Carpenter and wife Karen and Walter Ray and niece Dot Hagler and husband Joe; grandchildren, Lisa, Jimmy, Cathy, Lynn, Charlotte, Jeff and great-grandchildren Alyssa, Ethan, Evan, Bristol, Kayla, Zack, Jessica, Jennifer, Johnna, Trey and Meah.  William’s extended family reached far with lots of friends, neighbors and fishing buddies.

The family will receive friends Thursday, December 19, 2013 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston.

A celebration of life will be held Friday, December 20, 2013 with the body received at Plains View Baptist Church at 1:30 p.m. and the service beginning at 2 p.m. with Rev. Charles Freeman and Dr. Ernie Speagle officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Park, Fallston.

Memorials may be made to Plainsview Baptist Church, 266 Plainsview Church Road, Lawndale, NC 28090 or to Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150.

A guest register is available at www.stameyfuneralhome.com

Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston is serving the Carpenter family.


Serenity Noelle Munday

Serenity Noelle Munday, infant, of Lincolnton died December 13, 2013.

Memorial Services are pending at this time.

E. F. Drum Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Munday family.


Norma Jean Britton Sain

Norma Jean Britton Sain, 68, of Maiden died December 15, 2013.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 4:30 pm at Goodin-Drum Funeral Home Chapel.  The family will have a visitation immediately following the service.

Goodin-Drum Funeral Home, Maiden is serving the Saine family.


Velma Leona Engle Chatman

Velma Leona Engle Chatman, 86, of Lincolnton died December 16, 2013.

Services will be held December 20, 2013 at 2 p.m. at E. F. Drum Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends December 19, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at E. F. Drum Funeral Home.  The interment will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

E. F. Drum Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Chatman family.


Taitlyn Grace Smith

Taitlyn Grace Smith, infant, died December 14, 2013.

Arrangements are incomplete at Warlick Funeral Home.


William A. Newell

William A. Newell, 93, of Newton died recently.

A memorial service will be held on December 22, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Spirit Place at Abernethy Laurels in Newton. A private burial will be held in Abernethy Laurels Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Sunday following the service.

Burke Mortuary, Newton is serving the Newell family.


Stella D. Ikard

Stella Devine Ikard, 84, of Newton died December 16, 2013.

The funeral service will be held December 20, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Burke Mortuary Chapel in Maiden. Burial will follow in Maiden City Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday from 1 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. at Burke Mortuary in Maiden prior to the service.

Burke Mortuary, Maiden is serving the Ikard family.


Iris Janet Beam Mogus

Iris Janet Beam Mogus age 76, of Cherryville died December 15, 2013.

A Memorial service will be held December 19, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Carpenter’s Funeral and Cremation Services. Burial will follow at New Prospect Baptist Church, Shelby.  The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

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


Mary Mullen Black

Mary Mullen Black, 92, of Cherryville died December 13, 2013.

Funeral services will be held December 22, 2013 at First Presbyterian Church at 3 p.m. with burial to follow in the Black Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 1:30 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. at the church.

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


Johnny Franklin Reynolds

Mr. Johnny Franklin Reynolds, formerly of Delview Rd., Cherryville, died December 16, 2013. Funeral Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home.



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