Frances Pittman Christopher
DALLAS — Frances Pittman Christopher, age 80, of 1455 Alexis-High Shoals Road in Dallas, passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. on Friday, May 23, 2014, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Laughter officiating. Inurnment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday prior to the service at the funeral home.
Mrs. Christopher was born July 30, 1933, in Lancaster County, S.C. to the late Charles Thurlow and Thelma Caskey Pittman. She worked as a winder in textiles.
She is survived by her husband, Russell Delano Christopher of the home; one daughter, Lorie Christopher Parker and husband Mel of High Shoals; one sister, Patricia P. Phillips of Newton; and a grandson, Charles Garrett Shelton of High Shoals.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Gaston County, 258 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia, NC 28054.
Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Christopher family.
Samuel Harloe Baucom
VALE — Samuel Harloe Baucom, age 64, of Vale passed away Saturday, May 17, 2014 surrounded by family and friends. He was born August 30, 1949 in Mecklenburg County to the late Daniel Lester Baucom Sr. and Leola Eliza Snow Baucom.
He was a Vietnam Veteran of the US Navy and an electrician.
He is survived by his wife, Kendra J. Baucom; one son, Jacob Robert Baucom; three daughters, Courtneylynn “Snow” Baucom, Alison Dannell Baucom, Makayla Faith Baucom, all of the home; father and mother-in-law, Roy and Angelia Jaynes of Gastonia; caregiver and brother-in-law, Kenneth Jaynes of Vale; brother-in-law, Jody Jaynes of Statesville; special caregivers, Maggie Long and Sherrie Ross of Lincolnton; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 6 p.m. at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Rev. Jeremy Mahaffey will officiate. Lincolnton DAV will be performing military rites.
Memorials may be made to Samuel Baucom Children’s Trust Fund c/o, Kendra Baucom, 114 Cedar Ridge Lane, Vale, NC 28168.
Online condolences may be made at www.efdrumfuneralhome.com.
E. F. Drum Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Baucom family.
Arthur Milton Stoutland
STATEN ISLAND, NY — Arthur Milton Stoutland, age 79, of 112 Poillon Avenue in Staten Island, N.Y., died on Monday, May 19, 2014.
His funeral service will be 4 p.m. today in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Bigham officiating. The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow at a later date in Staten Island, N.Y.
Mr. Stoutland was born August 8, 1934, in Richmond County, N.Y. to the late Peter and Agnes Omdal Sakariassen Stoutland. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Susan Bolick Stoutland, and a granddaughter, Teresa Joan. He retired from the New York Telephone Company where he worked as a technician.
He is survived by a daughter, Deborah Harris and husband Kenneth of Maiden; brother, Jerry Stoutland of Orwigsburg, Pa.; sister, Patricia Stoutland of Lincolnton; and three grandchildren, Robert Harris of Staten Island, N.Y., Kenneth Colton Harris of Maiden, and Susan Harris of Maiden.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Boger City Baptist Church Building Fund, 2201 E. Main Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092.
Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Stoutland family.
Lucius ‘Luke’ Lufate Jones
Lucius “Luke” Lufate Jones, age 86, of 1212 Salem Church Road in Lincolnton, died on Monday, May 19, 2014.
His funeral service will be 2 p.m. today at Holy Cross Lutheran Church with Pastor Chad Walker officiating. Burial will follow in the Salem Baptist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:45 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
Luke was born February 2, 1928, in Lincoln County to the late Warner and Annie Hovis Jones. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a grandson, Harley Wilson. He was self-employed as a plumber.
He is survived by his wife, Betty M. Jones of the home; one son, Johnnie Jones of Winston-Salem; daughters, Brenda Jones of the home, Janice Payseur of Lincolnton, Susie Myers of Sophia, and Bobbie Pilkinton of Lenoir; brother, Dan Jones of Lincolnton; sister, Annie Geneva Rudisill of Lincolnton; six grandchildren, Lauren Barker, Kendra Myers, Caroline Mackie, Sarah Jones, Jonathan Wilson, and Matthew Myers; and great-granddaughter, Raven Henley.
Memorials may be made to the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Central and Western NC, 1131 Harding Place, Charlotte, NC 28204, or to Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 2639 E. Highway 150, Lincolnton, NC 28092.
Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Jones family.
Ann Bolick Teague
Ann Bolick Teague, 60, of Hickory died May 18, 2014.
A memorial service will be held today at 2 p.m. at Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, Hickory. The family will receive friends following the service and at other times at the home of Ann and Richard Teague.
Robert F. Bennett, Funeral Service Licensee is serving the Teague family.
Charles Hull, 48, of Lincolnton died May 16, 2014.
The family will hold a private service at a later date.
Robert F. Bennett, Funeral Service Licensee is serving the Hull family.
Jeff J. Mull
Jeff J. Mull, 59, of Kings Mountain died May 19, 2014.
Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home, Cherryville is serving the Mull family.
Frank Houston Helderman
Frank Houston Helderman, 86, of Dallas died May 18, 2014.
A graveside service will be held on May 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Hillcrest Gardens. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service at the cemetery.
Carpenter’s Funeral & Cremation Services, Cherryville is serving the Helderman.
Gregory Surratt, 59, of Hickory died May 16, 2014 at Brian Center Hickory East.
The family will hold a private service at a later date.
Robert F. Bennett, Funeral Service Licensee is serving the Surratt family.
Peggy Sue Carson
Peggy Sue Carson, 72, of Lincolnton died May 18, 2014.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Lakeview Memory Gardens in York, S.C.
Bratton Funeral Home in York, S.C. is serving the Carson family.