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Obituaries 4-14-14

 

John William Ross

Mr. John William Ross, age 84, of 131 S J Crawford Road in Lincolnton, died on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

His funeral will be 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Darrel Bost and Rev. Hinkle Rayfield officiating. Burial will follow in Landers Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Warlick Funeral Home.

Mr. Ross was born October 26, 1929, in Gaston County to the late Robert Benjamin and Pearl Hefner Ross. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his wife, Ola Mae Payseur Ross. He was retired from Cochrane Furniture.  Mr. Ross loved the Lord and his family, gardening and farming.  He was a member of Arrowood Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda York and husband Edward of Lincolnton, Regina Miller and husband Richard of Denver; two brothers, Robert (Bob) Ross of Lincolnton, Floyd Ross of Lincolnton; one sister, Frances Ballenger of Lincolnton; two grandsons, Edward York and Sabastian Sigmon; two granddaughters, Audrey York and Blaze Sigmon; one great-grandson, John William Avery.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Ross family.

 

Doris Lane Sturdivant Ballard

IRON STATION — Doris Lane Sturdivant Ballard, 75, died April 12, 2014.

She was born in Durham, daughter of the late Clarence T. and Roberta Brown Sturdivant, was retired from Southern Forest Products in Mt. Holly, and was a member of Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church in Charlotte.

Survivors include her husband, David R. Ballard; three daughters, Tamara Ellis of Spruce Pine, Karen Ballard of Charlotte, Angela Haney of Denver; son, David Ballard Jr. of Mt. Holly; sister, Barbara Ann Hawkins and husband Robert of Charlotte; seven grandchildren; one great grandson; nephew, Brad Hawkins and wife Lisa; and a grandniece, Dakoda Hawkins.

A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday April15, 2014 at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Alexis with Reverends Chase White and Cecil Ballard officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.

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

Condolence messages may be sent to the family at woodlawnfuneral.org.

Woodlawn Funeral Home, Mt. Holly is in charge of arrangements.

 

Hazel Caldwell Freeman

Mrs. Hazel Caldwell Freeman, age 80, of 3012 Brady Hoffman Road in Lincolnton, died on Sunday, April 13, 2014.

Her funeral will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Rhyne Heights United Methodist Church with Rev. Kathy McAbee officiating. Burial will follow in Laboratory United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday prior to the service at the church.

Mrs. Freeman was born May 26, 1933, in Lincoln County to the late George S. and Ida Pate Caldwell. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. F. Doyle Freeman; one brother, Claude Caldwell; two sisters, Mildred Baird and Ethel Payseur. Mrs. Freeman retired from Rhyne Heights United Methodist Church where she was the organist for many years.

Survivors include two sons, Douglas Freeman and Michael Freeman of Lincolnton; four grandchildren, Joseph Freeman of Charlotte, Michael Freeman of Greensboro, Sara Freeman of Winston-Salem and Zachary Freeman of Pembroke.

Memorials may be made to Rhyne Heights United Methodist Church, Storehouse Fund, 520 Madison Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Freeman family

 

Ralph Blaine Engle

Mr. Ralph Blaine Engle, age 82, of 217 Nicholson Road in Lincolnton, died on Friday, April 11, 2014.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Ralph was born April 14, 1931, in Lincoln County to the late Jake and Dora Lackey Engle. He was a homebuilder.

He is survived by his wife, Louise Goodson Engle of the home; a son, Mark Engle of Lincolnton; four daughters, Ralphine Engle Reynolds and husband Roy of Lincolnton, Lou Ann Adams and husband Freddie of Lincolnton, Nina Engle Bumgarnder of Lincolnton, and Tara Engle Crotts and husband Jeff of Lawndale; a sister, Prue Engle Gantt of Vale; sixteen grandchildren; and nineteen great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 900 Donita Drive, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Engle family.

 

Dorothy Lee Randall

Dorothy Lee Randall, 90, of Cherryville died April 10, 2014 at the Brian Center, Lincolnton. She was born on October 12, 1923 iin Lincoln county a daughter of the late Raymond and Carrie McGinnis Randall.  She was a retired inspector for Varat Sportswear and liked music especially the Lawrence Welk Show.

Graveside services will be held Saturday at 3 PM at City Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Bill Lowe officiating.  The family will receive friends Sat. at Carpenter’s Funeral and Cremation Services from 1:30-2:30 PM and at other times at the home of Tom and Judy Randall.

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

 

Maxine Taylor

Maxine Amanda Cooke Taylor, 76, of Shelby died April 10, 2014.

Visitation was 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., April 12, 2014 at Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston. A funeral services was held at 3 p.m., April 13, 2014 at Buffalo Baptist Church, Shelby.  The body will be placed in the church thirty minutes before the service.

Burial: will follow in Buffalo Baptist Church Cemetery

Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston is serving the Taylor family.

 

Michelle Randall Justice

Michelle Randall Justice, 39, of Claremont died April 6, 2014.

A memorial service will be April 15, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. at New Vision Baptist Church in Newton. The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

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

 

Artis Withers

Artis Withers, 79, of Maiden died April 12, 2014.

Services are pending at this time.

EF Drum Funeral Home is serving the Withers family.

 

Lisa Rader

Lisa Rader, 55, of Maiden died April 12, 2014.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Burke Mortuary, Maiden.

 

Wanda Annas Hefner

Wanda Sue Annas Hefner, 72, of Conover died April 12, 2014.

A funeral service will be held April 15, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Burke Mortuary Chapel, Newton. She will be laid to rest at Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Sawmills. A graveside service will be at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 1 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. at Burke Mortuary, Newton, prior to the service.

Burke Mortuary, Newton is serving the Hefner family.

 

Calvin J. Johnson Jr.

Calvin J. Johnson Jr., 83, of Lincolnton died April 10, 2014.

Funeral services will be held April 15, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Providence Missionary Baptist Church with burial to follow in Washington Park Cemetery, Conover. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Ebony & White’s Funeral Service, Lincolnton is serving the Johnson family

 

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