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Obituaries 6-6-14

Betty Jean Carpenter Caldwell
Betty Jean Carpenter Caldwell, age 84, of 514 Victory Grove Church Road in Lincolnton, died on Wednesday, June 4, 2014.
Her funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Boger City Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Bigham officiating. Burial will follow in the Hulls Grove Baptist Church – North cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
Betty Jean was born July 6, 1929, in Lincoln County to the late Samuel Thomas Carpenter Sr. and Emma Elizabeth Rhyne Carpenter. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Lee Caldwell, Jr., three brothers, Sam Carpenter, Ernest Carpenter, and Jerry Carpenter, and one sister, Dorothy Martin. She retired from Nitso and enjoyed working in her flowers and gardening.
She is survived by a son, D. Michael Caldwell and wife Annette of Lincolnton; a daughter, Vada N. Mosteller and husband Steve of Vale; one brother, John Carpenter of Lincolnton; and three sisters, Minnie Houk of Charlotte, Audrie Smith of Salisbury, and Ruth Gillenwater of Charlotte.
Memorials may be made to the Boger City Baptist Church Building Fund, 2201. E. Main Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092, or to Bible Gospel Baptist Church Building Fund, 8621 Highway 18, South, Connelly Springs, NC 28612.
Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Caldwell family.

Mr. Kenneth ‘Ray’ Dodgin Sr.
Mr. Kenneth “Ray” Dodgin Sr., age 74, of 1289 Huckleberry Drive in Lincolnton, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at Carolina’s Medical Center in Pineville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the First Baptist Church in Lincolnton with Reverend Stanley Spence officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family received friends Thursday evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Warlick Funeral Home.
Mr. Dodgin was born on February 16, 1940 to the late Jim Dodgin and Sarah Jenkins Dodgin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Harrison Dodgin of the home; two sons, Kenneth “Kenny” Ray Dodgin Jr. and wife, Ginger of Lincolnton and Everett Porter and wife Debbie of Illinois; one daughter, Kimberly Elaine Dodgin of Lincolnton; two sisters, Brenda Dodgin Current of Lincolnton; Judy Dodgin Smith and husband George of Lincolnton. Ray is also survived by four step-sons, Ernie Knight and wife, Julia of Longs, S.C., Roger Knight and wife, Rochelle of Lakeland, Fla., John Knight of Winston Salem, and Steve Knight of Mountain City, Tenn.; seventeen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Ray was loved dearly by his family and had many friends. Before he retired, he was a well known local businessman and owner of Dodgin’s, Inc. in Lincolnton. He was an avid sportsman who loved golf and especially loved fishing.
In lieu of flowers, memorials and donations may be made to First Baptist Church, 201 Robin Road, Lincolnton, North Carolina, 28092.
Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Dodgin family.

James Hazel ‘Hap’ Heavner
Mr. James Hazel “Hap” Heavner, age 85, of 242 Bob Burgin Road in Lincolnton, died on Tuesday, June 3, 2014.
His funeral service will be 2 p.m. today in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Michael White officiating. Burial will follow in the Gainsville Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
Mr. Heavner was born November 23, 1928, in Gaston County, to the late Vonnie Lee and Nancy Moore Heavner. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by children, Carol Heavner and Robert Heavner, and siblings Maggie Heavner, J.B. Heavner, Lester Heavner, and Bobby Heavner. For the last 40 years he worked for Lincoln County in ground maintenance and also for Lincoln County Animal Control. Hap enjoyed gardening, working in the yard, and taking care of his animals.
He is survived by a daughter, Brenda Harrelson (Clay Sr.) of Lincolnton; son, Sonny Kistler (Barbara) of Lincolnton; sisters, Vivian P. Dellinger (Joe) of Cherryville and Gladys Mauney of Dallas; four grandchildren, Christy Pless (Ray), Stephanie Gay (Jamie), Clayboy Harrelson (Haylee), and Melissa Kistler; eight great-grandchildren, Jeff Pless, Austin Gay, Addison Gay, Aaron Kistler, Judd Harrelson, Tyler Pless, Zander Harrelson, and Kolby Pless; and his beloved pet “Poochie.”
Memorials may be made to the Lincoln County Humane Society, P.O. Box 23, Lincolnton, NC 28093.
Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Heavner family.

William Blair Abernathy
William Blair Abernathy, 67, of Black Mountain and formerly of Lincolnton died June 1, 2014.
Funeral service was June 5, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Bibleway No. 9 Commandment Keepers Church of the Living God. Burial followed at Bibleway No. 6 Cemetery in Troutman. The family received friends 30 minutes prior to the service.
Ebony & White’s Funeral Service, Lincolnton served the Abernathy family.

Kip Lester Smith
Kip Lester Smith, 51, of Murrells Inlet, S.C. died June 2, 2014.
A graveside service will be held June 7, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Grove Baptist Church in Hickory. The family will receive friends June 5, 2014 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Eastside Baptist Church in Newton.
Robert F. Bennett, Funeral Service Licensee, Newton is serving the Smith family.

Thomas Linnie Hudson
Thomas Linnie Hudson, 47, of Claremont died June 2, 2014.
A memorial service was held June 5, 2014 at 5 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Conover. The family received friends June 5, 2014 from 3:30 p.m. until 4:45 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Robert F. Bennett, Funeral Service Licensee, Newton is serving the Hudson family.

Johnny E. McGill
Johnny Edwards McGill, 53, of Hickory died June 1, 2014.
No services will be held at this time.
Burke Mortuary, Newton is serving the McGill family.

Mildred ‘Nana’ Clark Teachout
Mildred “Nana” Clark Teachout, 85, of Conover died June 2, 2014.
A service of remembrance will be held today at 11 a.m. at Oxford Baptist Church in Conover. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Hickory. The family will receive friends June 5, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Oxford Baptist Church.
Robert F. Bennett, Funeral Service Licensee, Newton is serving the Teachout family.

Dorothy Irene Carpenter Shell
Dorothy Irene Carpenter Shell, 100, of Newton died June 3, 2014.
A service of remembrance will be held today at 1 p.m. in the mausoleum chapel at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Entombment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens mausoleum. The family will receive friends today from 12:30 p.m. until 1 p.m. at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens mausoleum.
Robert F. Bennett, Funeral Service Licensee, Newton is serving the Shell family.

Lydia Bulla Bishop
Lydia Bulla Bishop, 86, of Newton died May 31, 2014.
The family will hold a memorial service in Pennsylvania at a later date.
Robert F. Bennett, Funeral Service Licensee, Newton is serving the Bishop family.

Grace Eileen Moore Ziros
Grace Eileen Moore Ziros, 79, of Lincolnton died May 24, 2014.
The family will hold a private service at a later date.
Robert F. Bennett, Funeral Service Licensee, Newton is serving the Ziros family.

Lorraine Schmidt Harrelson
Lorraine Schmidt Harrelson, 80, of Lincolnton died June 4, 2014.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. June 7, 2014, in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the graveside service.
Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Harrelson family.

Lula Belle Reinhardt White
Lula Belle Reinhardt White, 92, of St. Augustine, Fla., formerly of Maiden, died May 28, 2014.
Services will be held June 7, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Coulters Grove AME Zion Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. The interment will be in the church cemetery.
Goodin-Drum Funeral Home, Maiden is serving the White family.

Dorothy Todd Atkinson
Dorothy Jackson Todd Atkinson, 93 of Greensboro, formerly of Newton died June3, 2014.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on June, 8, 2014 at Woodlawn Baptist Church in Conover. The family will receive friends following the service. The graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on June 10, 2014 at the National VA Cemetery in Salisbury.
Burke Mortuary, Newton is serving the Atkinson family.

Orean D. Fail
Orean D. Fail, age 75, of Cherryville, died June 5, 2014.
Funeral Services will be held on June 7, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Carpenter’s Funeral & Cremation Services. Burial will follow at City Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service at the funeral home from 1:30 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
Carpenter’s Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the Fail family.

Willie Wayne Bolick
Willie Wayne Bolick, 67, of Hildebran died June 3, 2014.
The family will be at St. Marks Family Life Center, Claremont on June 7, 2014 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. for a time of reflection of the life of Mr. Bolick.
The Bolick family is in the care of Robert F. Bennett, Funeral Service Licensee, 828-465-2111.

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