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Obituaries — 5-19-14

June Mabel Shrum Auton 

CROUSE — Mrs. June Mabel Shrum Auton age 97 of the Heath house and formally of Crouse died on Saturday May 17, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today at McKendree United Methodist Church, with Rev. Tommy Conder and Rev. Bud Painter officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. prior to the service in the church family life center.

Mrs. Auton was a native of Lincoln County born on June 20, 1916. She was the daughter of the late Hiram and Dora Drum Shrum. She was preceded in death by her husband Fred Auton, one son Wilbur Auton, six brothers and three sisters. Mrs. Auton was a homemaker.

Survivors include, one son Harvey “Larry “Auton and wife Brenda of  Lincolnton; daughter-in-law Linda Auton of Crouse; one brother, Woodrow Shrum  of Lincolnton; five grandchildren Perry Auton, Tammy Auton, Valerie Keener, Clay Ledford, and Abby Sutton; eight great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews..

Memorials may be made to McKendree United Methodist Church P.O. Box 426 Lincolnton, N.C. 28092 or to Hospice of Lincoln County 900 Dontia Drive Lincolnton, N.C. 28092.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Auton family.


Pauline Huffstutler  Rhyne   

Mrs. Pauline Huffstutler  Rhyne, 98, of Valdese, died  May 17, 2014.

A graveside service will be held May 20, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Burke Memorial Park, Morganton.

Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory of Valdese will be assisting the Rhyne family.


Frank Houston Helderman

Frank Houston Helderman, 86, of Dallas, N.C. died May 18, 2014.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Carpenter’s Funeral & Cremation Services in Cherryville.


Sandra Sue King Burrows

Mrs. Sandra Sue King Burrows, 70, of Charlotte died on May 16, 2014.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on May 20, 2014 at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Lincolnton. The family will receive friends at the cemetery after the service.

Warlick Funeral Home of Lincolnton is serving the Burrows family.


Janie Watts Lingerfelt

Janie Watts Lingerfelt, 87, of Lincolnton, died May 16, 2014.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today, at East Belmont Church of God, Belmont. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 1:45 p.m., prior to the service at the church. Interment will be held at Gaston Memorial Park.

Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia.


Dorothy Connor Woods

Mrs. Dorothy Connor Woods, 84, Catawba died May 15, 2014.

A memorial service will be held May 20, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Mt Sinai Baptist Church, Catawba. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will be private.

Ebony & White’s Funeral Service is serving the family.


Pansy “Pat” Carswell Wright

Pansy “Pat” Carswell Wright of Fayetteville died April 30, 2014.

A memorial service was held on May 18, 2014 at 3 p.m. at the home of Pauline Smith, in Longview.

The Wright family is in the care of Robert F. Bennett, Funeral Service Licensee, 828-465-2111



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