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Obituaries 8-4-14

Flay Clifton ‘Tip’ Scronce
VALE — Mr. Flay Clifton “Tip” Scronce, age 77, of 4765 Hoover Road in Vale, died on Thursday, July 31, 2014.
His funeral service was held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 3, 2014, at Crowell Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Freida Hobson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The body will lie in state for 30 minutes prior to the service. Visitation was from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday, August 2, 2014, at Warlick Funeral Home.
Tip was born July 31, 1937, in Lincoln County, to the late Fred and Eather Carpenter Scronce. He served in the United States Army. He was a lifelong farmer and retired from Carolina Freight Carriers after 27 years where he was a dock worker. He also worked for Lincoln County maintenance and at Burris Industries.
He is survived by his wife, Jean Simmons Scronce of the home; two sons, Chad Scronce of Lincolnton and Michael Scronce and wife Crissy of Vale; one daughter, Amy Scronce and friend James Martin of Lincolnton; one brother, Fred Scronce Jr. and wife Lisa of Vale; one sister, Rita LeFevers and husband Bud of Lincolnton; seven grandchildren, Mandi Scronce, Destiny Scronce, Logan Scronce, Luke Scronce, Harley Scronce, Blaze Martin, and Peyton Scronce; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Crowell Memorial United Methodist Church, 4018 Killian Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092, or to Hospice of Lincoln County, 900 Donita Drive, Lincolnton, NC 28092.
Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Scronce family.

Ada Kinley Cantrell
Ada Kinley Cantrell, of Cherryville, formerly of Gastonia, died August 1, 2014.
Funeral services will be held today at Carpenter’s Funeral and Cremation Services at 3 p.m. with burial in City Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends today at the funeral home from 2 p.m. until 2:45 p.m.
Carpenter’s Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the Cantrell family.

Thomas ‘Tommy’ Edward Cole
Thomas “Tommy” Edward Cole, 64, of Vale died August 1, 2014.
A service of remembrance will be held today at 2 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, Newton. Burial will follow at Catawba Memorial Park, Hickory. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:30 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church.
The Cole family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service, 828-465-2111.

W. Roe Gabriel
W. Roe Gabriel, 83, of Charleston, S.C., died August 2, 2014.
A graveside service with military rites will be held on August 5, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Hopewell United Methodist Church, Sherrills Ford. The family will receive friends following the service at the graveside.
The Gabriel Family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service, 828-465-2111.

Gloria Braswell Crews
Gloria Braswell Crews, 66, of Newton died July 31, 2014.
A memorial service was held on August 2, 2014 at 4 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church, Newton. The family received friends August 2, 2014 from 3 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church.
The Crews family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service, 828-465-2111.

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