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Obituaries 5-14-14

 

Doris Jean Phillips Proctor

Doris Jean Phillips Proctor, age 76, of 2519 Keener Road Lincolnton died on Sunday May 11, 2014.

Funeral services were held Tuesday May 13, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church, with Rev. Ken Jones officiating. The family received friends at the church from 1 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. prior to the service.

Mrs. Proctor was a native of Gaston County. She was born on April 3, 1938, daughter of the late Denver and Mildred Branton Phillips. Mrs. Procter was preceded in death also by two sons Roger Sigmon and Randy Proctor. She was retired from the textile industry.

Survivors include, husband, Billy R. Proctor of the home; three daughters, Sherrie Brown, Norma Reynolds, and Rita Watts all of Lincolnton; two brothers, Robert Phillips and James Mike Phillips both of Lincolnton; four sisters, Audrey Keever, Patricia Cherry both of Lincolnton, Nancy Chapman of Vale, and Judy Heavner of Cherryville; six grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church P.O. Box 441 Lincolnton, N.C. 28093 or to Hospice of Lincoln County, 900 Donita Drive, Lincolnton, N.C. 28092.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Proctor family.

 

Steven Tyler Martin

Mr. Steven Tyler Martin, age 67, of 2377 Pleasant Grove Church Road, Crouse died Monday, May 12, 2014.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, May 15, 2014 at Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 2014 in the Snow Hill Methodist Church Cemetery in Danbury with Rev. Gene Bruce and Rev. Jerry Lail officiating.

Mr. Martin was born on September 27, 1946 in Stuart, Va. and was the son of the late Samuel Maurice Martin.  He was a real estate developer.

In 1968 Steve was named First-Team All-ACC, All American by Collegiate Baseball and the ABCA, First-Team TOPPS District 3 All-Star, and All-State by the Greensboro Daily Record.  He set school records with 47 hits and 35 runs scored in 1968, leading NC State’s 1968 College World Series team in batting average, base hits, runs scored, RBI’S, doubles, triples, slugging percentage, and on-base percentage.  He led the ACC in runs scored in 1968 and was named team captain in 1969.  He was inducted into the North Carolina State Baseball Hall of Fame 2009-2010.

Mr. Martin is survived by his wife, Cecelia Allran Martin of the home; one daughter, Ann Michele Martin, MD of Raleigh; one son, William R. Warren and wife, Nori of Columbia, S.C.: his mother, Rachel Lawson Martin of Crouse; one brother, Larry M. Martin and wife, Beth of Winston-Salem; two grandchildren, Tyler Buckley and Evan Buckley of Raleigh.  He leaves behind his beloved dogs, Chloe and Choc.

Memorials may be made to Snow Hill Methodist Church, 2030 Snow Hill Church Road, Danbury, NC 27016 or to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, PO Box 131, Crouse, NC 28033.

Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Martin family.

 

Florene Hoke Bryson

Florene Hoke Bryson, 82, of Conover died May 10, 2014.

A funeral service will be held today at 11 a.m. at Concordia Lutheran Church, Conover. Burial will follow in Conover City Cemetery. The family will receive friends today 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the service.

Burke Mortuary, Newton is serving the Bryson family.

 

Tammy Dover Reece

Tammy Dover Reece, 43, of Newton died May 12, 2014.

A service of remembrance will be held today at 4 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church, Newton. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends today from 3 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church.

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

 

Lois Bernice Trite Edwards

Lois Bernice Trite Edwards, 57, died May 10, 2014.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

E. F. Drum Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Edwards family.

 

Carolyn Tester Aldridge

Carolyn Tester Aldridge, 65, of Maiden died May 10, 2014.

A graveside service will be held May 15, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Mount Lawn Memorial Park & Gardens, Boone. The family will receive friends May 14, 2014 at Burke Mortuary Chapel in Maiden from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. with a tribute to the life of Carolyn Aldridge beginning at 6 p.m.

Burke Mortuary, Maiden is serving the Aldridge family.

 

Mary Torrence Graham

Mary Torrence Graham, 86, of Denver died May 11, 2014.

Services will be held May 15, 2014 at 3 p.m. at New Life Baptist Church, Concord. Visitation will be one hour prior; interment in the Ebenezer UM Church Cemetery, Denver.

W.H. Bryant, A.E. Grier & Sons of Mooresville is serving the Graham family.

 

Michelle Berkley Nix

Michelle Berkley Nix, 42, of Maiden died May 11, 2014.

No services are scheduled.

Burke Mortuary, Maiden is serving the Nix family.

 

Bennie Joe Phelps

Bennie Joe Phelps, 84, of Vale died May 11, 2014.

Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at E. F. Drum Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. prior to the service.  Interment will be at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery, Vale.

E. F. Drum Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Phelps family.

 

Sylvia Ann Self

Sylvia Ann Self, 71, of Conover died May 10, 2014.

A memorial service was held May 13, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at TGIF Ministries in Hickory. The family received friends following the service.

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

 

Robert William Dahl

Robert William Dahl, 54, of Newton died May 5, 2014.

A memorial service will be held today at 6:30 p.m. at Vertical Church, Newton. The family will receive friends following the service.

Burke Mortuary is serving the Dahl family.

 

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