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Obituaries – 1-29-14

Christina Jones Carswell

VALE — Christina Jones Carswell, 46, of Vale, passed away January 25, 2014 at her residence after a long courageous battle with cancer.  She was born July 16, 1967 in Gaston County, daughter of Kenneth and Althea Jones.

She was a loving mother and daughter who liked to tend to her flower garden.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Gospel Light Holiness Church, officiated by Rev. Jerry Willard.  Visitation will follow the service at the church.

In addition to her parents, Christina is survived by: her son, Kevin Walker; daughters, Chandra Carswell, Suzie Carswell; and brother, Jesse Jones.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to:  Hospice & Palliative Care Lincoln, 107 North Cedar Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092

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

Condolences may be made online at www.greenefuneral.com

Greene Funeral Service, Gastonia is serving the Carswell family.

 

Gary Dwight Downs

Gary Dwight Downs, 77, of 1001 St. Paul Church Road, Casar, died Monday, January 27, 2014 at Hospice at Wendover in Shelby.

Born October 21, 1936 in Cleveland County, he was a son of the late Robbie Kelly Downs and Eula Costner Downs.  He worked for Tri-County Farm Supply and was a farmer.  Mr. Downs was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and served in the Army Military Police at Sandea Base in Albuqurque, NM.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph Downs and wife, Ruth and Donald Downs; and brother-in-law, Joel Murray.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Patsy Short Downs; son, Gregory Downs and wife, Donna of Raleigh; daughter, Lindsay Chaney and husband, Wes of Shelby; four grandchildren, Caleb Downs, Isabelle Downs, Adam Chaney and William Chaney; sister, Dorothy Murray of Anderson, S.C.; and sister-in-law, Faye Downs of Vale.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, January 30, 2014 at Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. on Friday, January 31, 2014 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Casar.  The body will be placed in the church thirty minutes before the service. Rev. Jamie Bridges will be officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150 or to Mt. Zion Baptist Church, PO Box 326, Casar, NC 28020

A guest register is available at www.stameyfuneralhome.com

Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston is serving the Downs family.

 

Johnny Keith Harris

Mr. Johnny Keith Harris, age 62, of 1382 Pressley Drive in Lincolnton, died on Sunday, January 26, 2014.

His funeral service will be 4 p.m. today in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dickie Whitener and Rev. Charles Ingle officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:15 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. today prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Harris was born June 4, 1951 in Lincoln County to Patsy Whitener Harris and the late John Harris. He worked in textiles.

He is survived by his wife, Jody B. Harris of the home; a son, Brett Harris of High Shoals; two stepsons, Andrew Rosenbeck of Charlotte and Jordan Rosenbeck of the home; three brothers, Roland Harris, Jay Harris, and Tim Harris, all of High Shoals; sister, Katrina Hendricks of High Shoals; and his mother, Pat Harris of High Shoals.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Harris family.

 

Lucille B. Hubbard

DENVER — Lucille B. Hubbard, age 75, of King Wilkinson Road in Denver, died on Tuesday, January 28, 2014.

Her funeral service will be 3 p.m. on Friday, January 31, 2014, at New Grace Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2014, at Warlick Funeral Home.

Lucille was born April 13, 1938, in Buffalo, S.C. to the late Robert and Hazel Brooks Babb. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Wade Hubbard Sr., a sister, Vivian Johnson, and a brother Torrence Babb. She worked in furniture manufacturing and was also a homemaker.

She is survived by her children, Doug Hubbard and wife Sherri, Phil Hubbard and wife Lisa, Kimberly Hubbard Pressley, and Wade Hubbard Jr. and wife Christal; sisters, Barbara Lawson, and Laura Lee Childers; brothers, Ted Babb and C.L. Babb; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Hubbard family.

 

Ada Poole Lawing

Ada Poole Lawing, age 97, of 4036 Asbury Church Road in Lincolnton, died on Tuesday, January 28, 2014.

Her funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, January 31, 2014, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church with Pastor Chad Walker officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:45 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. on Friday prior to the service at the church.

Ada was born November 24, 1916, in Lincoln County to the late Dofus and Sara Elizabeth Schronce Poole. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce Baker; son, Howard Lawing; brothers, Horace Poole, Bill Poole, Richard Poole, and Grover Poole, and sisters, Fannie Sherrill and Macie McAlister.

She is survived by a son, Vernon “Butch” Lawing (Beverly) of Lincolnton; two daughters, Brenda Pearce (Forest) of Denver, and Ruth Little (John) of Lincolnton; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 2639 E. Highway 150, Lincolnton, NC 28092, or to Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Lawing family.

 

Ernest Duncan

Ernest Lester Duncan, 69, of Newton died January 28, 2014.

The funeral service will be held on January 30, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Burke Mortuary Chapel in Newton. Burial will follow at Faith Baptist Church Cemetery in Newton. The family will receive friends Thursday, prior to the service from 2 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burke Mortuary, Newton is serving the Duncan family.

 

William ‘Bill’ Homer McCoy

William “Bill” Homer McCoy, 72 of Lincolnton died January 26, 2014.

A private memorial service was held January 28, 2014 at the home of Terry McCoy.

E. F. Drum Funeral Home is serving the McCoy family.

 

James S. Leatherman

James Summy Leatherman, 73, of Newton January 27, 2014.

The funeral service will be held on January 30, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Newton. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow in Catawba Memorial Park in Hickory with graveside rites. The family will receive friends today from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Burke Mortuary, in Newton.

Burke Mortuary, Newton is serving the Leatherman family.

 

Ollie Mayhue Lineberger

Ollie Mayhue Lineberger, 83, of Cherryville died January 27, 2014.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. today at Second Baptist Church. Burial will follow in City Memorial Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. in the church fellowship hall.

Carpenter’s Funeral and Cremation Services, Cherryville is serving the Lineberger family.

 

Clarence Ray Stamey

Clarence Ray Stamey, 84, of Lincolnton died on January 26, 2014.

His funeral service was 3 p.m. on January 28, 2014 in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel Burial followed in Hollybrook Cemetery. The family received friends from 2 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton served the Stamey family.

 

Patsy Carol Miller

Patsy Carol Miller, 69, of Denver died January 25, 2014.

A memorial service will be held at Salem United Methodist Church, Denver January 30, 2014 at 7 p.m. The family will receive friends following the service in the Christian Life Center at the church.

The Good Samaritan Funeral Home, Denver is serving the Miller family.

 

Deborah Sue Walker Robinson

Deborah Sue Walker Robinson, 59, died January 25, 2014.

A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. January 28, 2013 at Trinity Baptist Church, Newton. The family received friends at the church following the memorial service. A private inurnment for the family took place at the church columbarium at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Robert F. Bennett, Funeral Service Licensee, is serving the Robinson family.

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