Bobby Gene Ward
Mr. Bobby Gene Ward, age 74, of 170 Lake Sylvia Road in Lincolnton passed away Sunday, December 22, 2013.
A graveside service will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, December 26, 2013 at Massapoag Baptist Church Cemetery with Dr. Roger Franklin and Rev. Bill Stanley officiating. The family will receive friends following the graveside service.
Mr. Ward was born February 24, 1939 in Cleveland County to the late John Clint and Alice Hartman Ward. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one son, Kenny Ward; two brothers, Dink Ward and Harry Ward; one sister, Murriel Ward; one grandson, Preston Ward and one great-granddaughter, Olivia Hill.
Survivors include one daughter, Sandra Lemmons of Lincolnton; one sister, Katie Mapes of Lincolnton; three grandchildren, Jennifer Hill, Jessica Lemmons and Justin Ward.
Warlick Funeral Home of Lincolnton is serving the Ward family.
Jeffrey ‘Jeff’ Dwain Sites
Jeffrey “Jeff” Dwain Sites, 57, of Newton died December 19, 2013.
A memorial service will be held December 28, 2013 at 4 p.m. at Blazin Trails Cowboy Church in Lincolnton. The family will receive friends December 28, 2013 from 1 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. at Blazin Trails Cowboy Church.
Robert F. Bennett, Funeral Service Licensee is serving the Sites family.
Raeford Long Benfield
Raeford Long Benfield, 83, of Newton died December 23, 2013.
A funeral service will be held December 26, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Burke Mortuary Chapel, Newton. Entombment will follow in Catawba Memorial Park in Hickory with military honors. The family will receive friends Thursday from 1 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. at Burke Mortuary, Newton prior to the service.
Burke Mortuary, Newton is serving the Benfield family.
Dorothy D. Derr
Dorothy D. Derr, 71, of Raleigh died December 21, 2013.
The family will be at the home of her daughter: 2417 27th Avenue Circle, NE, Hickory.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Ebony & White’s Funeral Service, Lincolnton.
Gregory Michael Beal
Gregory Michael Beal, 41, of Claremont died December 22, 2013.
A memorial service will be held December 27, 2013 at 4 p.m. at Burke Mortuary Chapel, Newton.
Burke Mortuary, Newton is serving the Beal family.