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Obituaries — 2-12-14

Melvin Carpenter

Melvin Fonzo Carpenter, 59, of 221 New Bethel Church Road, Lawndale, died Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Cleveland Regional Medical Center in Shelby.

Born April 6, 1954 in Burke County, he was a son of the late Fonzo Swaford Carpenter and Ellen Bumgardner Carpenter. He worked for Shaw Construction, Allison International, Bernhardt Furniture and Metromont Concrete.

Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Maudie Watts Carpenter; three stepchildren, Charles Cody, Peggy Tallent and Freida Marie Allan; brother, Steve Carpenter; sister, Sherri Beam; grandson, Scott Davis; great-grandchildren, Nathaniel Davis and Natalie Davis; special nephews and nieces, Robert Lovelace, Valerie Serrano, Jed Beam, Taylor Beam, Mollie Beam, Bailey Beam and Denise Seegers.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston Officiating will be Pastor Dale Pederson. Visitation will be immediately following the service.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, Carolina Chapter, 1901 Burnswick Ave., Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28207.

A guest register is available at www.stameyfuneralhome.com

Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston is serving the Carpenter family.


Bill Harold Yoder

CROUSE — Mr. Bill Harold Yoder, age 86, of 3223 Cotton Mill Lane in Crouse, died on Tuesday, February 10, 2014.

His funeral service will be 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2014, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Crouse with Pastor Rick Sloop and Pastor Gene Bruce officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Bill was born December 1, 1927 in Lincoln County to the late Robert Clayton and Annie Mae Elmore Yoder. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by brothers, Robert Leslie Yoder, Jack Chesley Yoder, and Ray Elliott Yoder; and great-granddaughter, Cadence Elizabeth Hill. Bill graduated from Lincolnton High School in 1945. He then served in the United States Army where he was a corporal with the 6th Infantry Division in Korea and was honorably discharged in 1947. Upon discharge, he worked for Rhodes Rhyne Mill as a manager, and then later for Lincoln County Schools where he worked in maintenance.

He is survived by his wife, Wilhelmina “Wennie” Reynolds Yoder of the home; daughters, Renee Hill and husband Jim of Durham, and Anne Marie Broadway and husband Bob of Gastonia; five grandchildren, Jennifer Hill Hobgood and husband Mike, James Thomas Hill Jr. and wife Jessica, Elizabeth Hill Yarboro and husband Ted, Graham Hill, and Caroline Broadway; and four great-grandchildren, Andrew “Drew” Hobgood, Jacob “Jake” Hobgood, Eleanor “Ella” Hobgood, and James “Tripp” Thomas Hill, III.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, PO Box 131, Crouse, NC 28033.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Yoder family.


Earl Eugene Smith Jr.

Earl Eugene Smith, Jr., 63, of Vale died February 8, 2014.

A memorial service will be held February 14, 2014 at noon at Second Baptist Church. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends on Friday from 11 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. AM at the church prior to the service.

Carpenter’s Funeral & Cremation Service, Cherryville is serving the Smith family.


Keith Bryant      

Bryan Keith Bryant, 53, of Iron Station passed away Monday, February 10, 2014 at CMC Lincoln.

There are no services scheduled at this time.

Burke Mortuary, Maiden is serving the Bryant family.


Denise Finger Calloway

Denise Finger  Calloway, 58, of Conover died February 10, 2014.

A memorial service will be held February 15, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Crowell Memorial United Methodist Church, Lincolnton. The family will receive friends following the service.

Burke Mortuary, Newton is serving the Calloway family.


Emma Frances Hopkins Rodriguez

Emma Frances Hopkins Rodriguez, 55, of Hickory died February 7, 2014.

Memorial services will be February 14, 2014 at 7 p.m. at Goodin-Drum Funeral Home Chapel.  The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

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


Christopher Michael Powell

Christopher Michael Powell, 41, of Lincolnton died February 8, 2014.

There will be no services at this time.

Burke Mortuary, Maiden is serving the Powell family.


Clara Jane Rhodes Church Causby

Clara Jane Rhodes Church Causby, 73, of Lincolnton died on February 10, 2014.

Her funeral service was 1 p.m. on February 11, 2014 at Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church.

Burial will follow in Hollybrook Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Causby family.


Frances Adelaide Myers Jones

Frances Adelaide Myers Jones, 94, died February 9, 2014.

Arrangements are pending with Sechrest Funeral Service in High Point.


Haskle Eugene Good

Haskle Eugene Good, 60, of Gastonia died February 10, 2014.

Ebony & White’s Funeral Service, Lincolnton is serving the Good.


Norman ‘Yank’ Curtis Ryan

Norman “Yank” Curtis Ryan, 71, of Cherryville died February 11, 2014.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Carpenter’s Funeral and Cremation Services, Cherryville.










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