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Obituaries — 2-26-14

Matthew Byrne Davis Jr.
Matthew Byrne Davis Jr., age 74, of 4058 Asbury Church Road in Lincolnton, died on February 24, 2014.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2014 in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Davis was born February 16, 1940, in Columbus County to the late Matthew Byrne Davis Sr. and Frances Sledge Davis. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Faulkner Davis. He served in the United States Navy and the North Carolina National Guard during the Vietnam War, and then later worked as a mechanic for the North Carolina National Guard.

He is survived by two sons, Locke Davis and wife Christine of Catawba and William Delmar Davis and wife Barbara of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; two sisters, Julia Hooper of Salisbury and Elizabeth Teal; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, External Affairs Office, UNC-CH CB #7295, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7295.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Davis family.

 

Elsie Roxann Elmore
NEWTON — Elsie Roxann Elmore, 95, of Lincolnton, formerly of Newton passed away on Monday, February 24, 2014 at Cardinal Health Care in Lincolnton.

Born August 27, 1918 in Cleveland County, she was the daughter of the late Austin Franklin and Pearl Roxanne Waters Elmore.  She retired from Maiden Knitting where she had worked as a knitter for 26 years.  Elsie was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Maiden.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Elmore; a daughter, Shelia Ann McMahan; four sisters, Lurene Proctor, Bessie Jones, Ellen Hullett and Gradey Proctor; three brothers,  A. F. Elmore, Arthey Elmore and Brodus Elmore.

Survivors include a daughter, Glenda Jean Martin and husband Pete of Newton; sons, Dickie Lee Elmore and wife Jean of Maiden and Roger Dale Elmore of Lincolnton; brother, Austin Elmore of Reidsville; 12 grandchildren, Timmy McMahan, Jamie McMahan, Glenda Reinhardt, Gary Martin, Dickie Elmore II, Teresa Gilbert, Lisa Skipper, Lynn Fredell, Dale Elmore, Angie Elmore, Jessie Ross and Christy Bohan; numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 27, 2014 in the Chapel of Drum Funeral Home in Conover.  Mr. Ozzie Lynch will officiate and a graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. at Clover Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery in Cleveland County.

The family will receive friends this evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Drum Funeral Home in Conover.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N Cedar Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Condolences may be sent to the Elmore family at www.drumfh-conover.com.

The Elmore family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.

 

Madge Warlick Heavner
Madge Warlick Heavner, age 80, of 325 W. Pine Street in Lincolnton, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 23, 2014.

Her funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. today in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Wyant officiating. Burial will follow in Hollybrook Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Heavner was born April 22, 1933, in Lincoln County to the late Charles Millard Warlick and Inez Nettles Warlick. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a sister, Lillian Ladell Rhoney and Sallie Kate Glenn. Madge worked as a secretary for Lincoln County Schools.

She is survived by her husband, Bobby Houser Heavner of the home; a son, Mitchell Heavner and wife Peggy of Lincolnton; sisters, Catherine W. Waters and husband Basel of Vale, Emma Jo Hood and husband Dean of Cooksville, Martha George and husband Donald of Newton, and Faye Lockman and husband Jim of Lincolnton; two brothers, Ralph Buddy Warlick and wife Coleen of Hickory and Zakie Wade Warlick of Vale; brother-in-law, Albert Rhoney of Vale; sisters-in-law, Peggy T. Heavner, Sarah H. Hallman, and Paulette B. Heavner; and two grandchildren, Bobby Nash Heavner and Courtney Heavner.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 201 E. Main Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092, or to Gaston Hospice, 258 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia, NC 28054.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Heavner family.

 

Beydn Gabriel Swink
FORT BENNING, GA — Beydn Gabriel Swink, age 10, of Fort Benning, Ga., died February 22, 2014 at Children Health Care of Atlanta Scottish Rite, Atlanta Ga. after a courageous battle with leukemia.

He was born May 9, 2003 in Lincoln County, a son of Meghan Anne Daniels (Sgt. Kevin Daniels) of Fort Benning, GA. and Sfc. Joshua Alan Swink (Annie Neal) of Fort Drum, N.Y.  Beydn was a 5th grader at Wilson Elementary, Fort Benning, Ga. He enjoyed soccer, karate, tae kwon do, and was an avid reader and always wanted to go to New York City.

Survivors in addition to his parents are four brothers, Josiah, Elijah and Lucas Daniels of Fort Benning, Ga., and Caleb Swink of Fort Drum, N.Y.; two sisters, Layla and Maggie Swink of Fort Drum, N.Y.; maternal grandmother, Sharon Levasser; paternal grandparents, Bobby Swink of Lawndale and Andrea Goodwin of Durham; step-grandparents, Kim Culp (Lee) of Mt. Sterling, Ohio, Julia Dellinger Neal Austin (Allen) of Charlotte and Keith Neal of Hickory.

A memorial service will be held at Carpenter’s Funeral and Cremation Services this evening at 7 p.m. with Rev. Ken Gibson officiating.  The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.  The burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in memory of Beydn Swink, to Scottish Rite PICU, 1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30342.

Condolences may be made to www.carpentersfuneralhome.net

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

 

Harriet Anderson Turbyfill
Harriet Anderson Turbyfill, age 90, of Maiden, died Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Azalea Estates Assisted Living Facility in Fayetteville, Ga. Her children will receive family and friends on Friday, February 28, 2014 at Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.  The memorial service will be held at Salem United Church of Christ, 3410 Startown Road, Lincolnton, at noon on Saturday, March 1, 2014 Rev. Linn Finger officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Afterward, you may join the family for refreshments in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Salem UCC, 3410 Startown Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Harriet  Turbyfill was born Harriet Eloise Anderson on Jan. 7, 1924 in Belle Fourche, South Dakota to the late Adolph and Marie Slaughter Anderson, and was raised on a homestead near Recluse, Wyoming (a “town” of fitting name).  She lost her father when she was 4 years-of-age and the family struggled to keep the homestead during the Great Depression. Widow Marie taught in little one-room schoolhouses around the county, to keep home and hearth together.

When War II broke out, she worked in a secretarial pool in Salt Lake City, UT where she met and married the love of her life, Roy Turbyfill Jr. – a soldier stationed at nearby Kerns Field.  A daughter, Mary Grace, was born and the young family moved to “Turby’s” farm near Maiden.

After two sons (Robert and Sidney) were born, Harriet found employment as a secretary with Newton Glove in Newton before making her career at Carolina Mills headquarters in Maiden from which she retired in 1986. Active in her church, Harriet was treasurer – first at Salem Reformed (later Salem UCC) – and busy with all the other things moms did back then. Coming from the rural West, Harriet was diligent to adapt and fit in to her adopted southern home.  At the last, she was content.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy H. Turbyfill Jr.; survived by three children, Mary Grace Caudle of Fayetteville, Ga.; Robert Finger Turbyfill and wife Jo of Waldorf, Md., and Sidney Lee Turbyfill of Maiden; six grandchildren, Julie Martin Baima and husband, Charles, of Macon, Ga., Michelle Martin of Asheville, Myia Turbyfill of Culver City, Calif., Shawna Turbyfill of Lincoln, R.I., Jimmy Martin and wife, Jen, of Cameron, S.C., Jeffery Caudle and wife, Monica, of McDonough, Ga.; and seven great-grandchildren, Madison, Thomas, Haylee, Rylee, Blake Eloise, Ewan, and Luke.

 

Steve Arto Flowers
Mr. Steve Arto Flowers, age 74 of 9334 Cookesville Rd in Vale, NC died February 10, 2014. This notice is published as final effort to locate any responsible family members who want to come forward with responsibility. Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton, NC, 704-735-2521704-735-2521.

 

Mary Elizabeth (Lib) Nixon
Mary Elizabeth (Lib) Nixon, 77, of Lincolnton died February 24, 2014.
A funeral service will be held March 1, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Providence Missionary Baptist Church with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Ebony & White’s Funeral Service, Lincolnton is serving the Nixon family.

 

Linda Sue Beam Beam
Linda Sue Beam Beam, 67, of Cherryville died February 24, 2014.
Funeral services will be held today at 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with burial to follow in City Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at C. Grier and Lena Sue Beams home on Sunbeam Farm Rd. today from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.
Carpenter’s Funeral & Cremation Services, Cherryville is serving the Beam family.

 

Betty Louise Clanton Moody
Betty Louise Clanton Moody, 67, of Lincolnton died February 24, 2014.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on February 28, 2014 at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Lincolnton. The family will be at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. prior to the graveside service.
Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Moody family.

 

Bobby J. Setzer
Bobby J. Setzer, 62, of Hickory died February 24, 2014.
A service to remember Bobby’s life will be held February 27, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Sandy Ridge Baptist Church in Hickory. Burial will follow at Catawba Memorial Park with military grave rites. The family will receive friends February 27, 2014 from 12:30 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. at Sandy Ridge Baptist Church.
The Setzer family is in the care of Robert F. Bennett, Funeral Service Licensee.

 

Peggy Jane Reep Reece
Peggy Jane Reep Reece, 71, of Lincolnton died February 25, 2014.
Her funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Long Shoals Wesleyan Church. Burial will follow in the Pisgah United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Reece family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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