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Obituaries — 3-12-14

Mortimer Flohr

Mortimer Flohr, age 89, of 1916 Old Farm Road in Lincolnton, died on Sunday, March 9, 2014.

Services will be held at a later date.

Mr. Flohr was born June 10, 1924, in New York City, N.Y. to the late Bernard and Rose Flohr. He served in the United States Army during World War II and then later worked in computer and telecommunications sales.

He is survived by three sons, Tom Flohr and wife Betty of the home, Dan Flohr and wife Tina of Atlanta, Ga., and Bill Flohr of Santa Monica, Calif.; eight grandchildren, Tiffany Carter of Barcelona, Spain, Rachel Flohr of Mt. Holly, Jordan Gavitt and husband Kyle of Wilmington, Taylor Flohr of San Francisco, Calif., Alexandra “Alex” Flohr of Atlanta, Ga., Gabriel “Gabe” Flohr of Santa Monica, Calif., Shelley Wilkes of Lincolnton, and Jenna Flohr of Atlanta, Ga.; and one great-grandson, William Gavitt of Wilmington.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Flohr family.


Heinz Lumpe

Heinz Lumpe, 67, of Iron Station, passed away Monday,  March 10, 2014. He was born Feb. 20, 1947, in Kempten, Allgau.

He was a service technician in the textile industry.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Theobald Lumpe and Juliane Schmid Lumpe.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Connie Price Lumpe of the home; brothers, Peter Lumpe and Ulrich Lumpe, both of Germany; nieces, Barbara Lumpe, Alexandra Lumpe and Claudia Lumpe, all of Germany; brothers-in-law, Jerry and wife Tammy Price and Dean and wife Lisa Allman, all of Marion; sister-in-law, Patricia and husabnd Joe Hicks of Marion; and many friends and people who loved him.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Cleveland Funeral Services & Crematory. Funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Cleveland Funeral Services Chapel, officiated by the Rev. Shirlene White.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123-1718 Or American Heart Association, 222 S. Church St. Swt. 303, Charlotte, NC 28202.

Online condolences can be sent at www.clevelandfuneralservice.com.

Cleveland Funeral Services & Crematory is serving the family.


Zakie Wade Warlick

VALE — Zakie Wade Warlick, current Mayor of Cat Square, age 70, of Vale, died on Tuesday, March 11, 2014.

His funeral service will be 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. John Locke and Rev. Robert Sain officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 2:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Zakie was born September 10, 1943, in Lincoln County to the late Charles Millard and Inez Nettles Warlick. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by three sisters, LaDell Rhoney, Sallie Glenn, and Madge Heavner. He worked as a lumber grader.

He is survived by four sisters, Catherine Waters and husband Basil and Jo Hood and husband Dean, all of Vale, Martha George and husband Donald of Newton, and Faye Lockman and husband Jim of Lincolnton; one brother, Ralph D. Warlick and wife Colleen of Hickory; two brothers-in-law, Albert Rhoney of Vale and Bob Heavner of Lincolnton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 7, Vale, NC 28168, or to Hospice of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.

Zakie would like to thank his friends at Adult Internal Medicine, the Oncology Center, and Frye Infusion Center, especially Melissa, Trina, Karen, Sherry, Tamara, and Temera; Hospice of Catawba Valley, all the nurses, CNA’s and staff, and his other good friends, Sam, Ronnie, Jack, Tony and Debbie, Tom and Mary Ann.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Warlick family.


Ralph Pressley Hastings Sr.

Ralph Pressley Hastings Sr., 85, of Conover died March 9, 2014.

The funeral service will be held today at 4 p.m. at Friendship United Methodist Church in Newton. The body will lie in state from 3 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the graveside service in the church fellowship hall.

Burke Mortuary, Newton is serving the Hastings family.


James Edward Smith

James Edward Smith, 87, of Cherryville died March 9, 2014.

Funeral services will be held March 13, 2013 at 3 p.m. at Carpenter’s Funeral and Cremation Services. Burial will be in Hardin cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday at the funeral home from 1:30-2:45 PM and at other times at the home of William and Jane Smith,235 Poplar Hill Rd., Dallas, NC

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


Geneva Walters Bass

Geneva Walters Bass, 90, of Conover died March 7, 2014.

A graveside service will be held March 14, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Raleigh National Cemetery.

Robert F. Bennett Funeral Service Licensee is serving the Bass family.


Wesley Miles Warren

Wesley Miles Warren, 43, formerly of Lincolnton died February 28, 2014 in Columbia, S.C.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later time.



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