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Obituaries 8-22-14

Melvin Patrick McCullah Sr. ‘Tank’
Melvin Patrick McCullah Sr. “Tank” age 37, was a beloved father, son, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away August 16, 2014 at Iredell Memorial Hospital.
Patrick was born February 15, 1977 in Sacramento, Calif. to the parents of Patrick Ojeda and Donna McCullah Kills-In-Water.
Patrick was loved by many: his late brother, Robert McCullah; sons, Melvin Patrick McCullah Jr., Anthony Michael McCullah, Tyler Joseph McCullah; two adopted children, Lisa Prevatt and Ryan Coots; niece, Alex McCullah; mother, Donna McCullah Kills-In-Water; mother of his children, Kelly McCullah; and his sister, Lindzy Faria and many more.
Patrick was a loving father who valued his kids more than life itself. Patrick was a great provider, a hardworking man who loved his job at Quality Fire Sprinkler Installation Systems as a pipe fitter. Patrick also loved spending time with his kids and animals, tattooing and the company of friends. Words cannot even begin to express Patrick’s way of loving others.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday August 23, 2014 from 11 a.m. until noon at the Good Samaritan Funeral Home in Denver.
In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to help for funeral costs.
The Good Samaritan Funeral Home, Denver is serving the McCullah family.

Raymond Boyd Leatherman Sr.
Raymond Boyd Leatherman Sr., 66, of Mooresville passed away on Thursday, August 21, 2014. Born October 2, 1947 in Lincolnton, he was a son of the late Rufus Sanford and Bertha Tessner Leatherman. Mr. Leatherman retired from Freightliner after 18 years of service. He was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Mooresville.
Mr. Leatherman was preceded in death by a brother, Dennis Leatherman. He is survived by his wife, Jane Hedrick Leatherman, whom he married June 3, 1984; children, Travis Leatherman (Deana), Angela Rascoe (Evans) and Raymond Leatherman Jr.; sister, Karen Setzer (Blake Russell); and five grandchildren, Taylor and Hunter Leatherman and Caleb, Luke and Claire Rascoe.
A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m., Sunday, August 24, 2014 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Johnny Cozart officiating.
Memorials may be made to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 454 Fieldstone Rd., Mooresville, NC 28115, Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658 or Boy Scouts of America Piedmont Council, 1222 E. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia, NC 28054.
Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville is serving the Leatherman family.
Condolences may be made to the Leatherman family at www.cavin-cook.com.

Cleatius Cleamon Potter
Cleatius Cleamon Potter, 77, of Newton died August 20, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. Born May 4, 1937 in Lincoln County, he was the son of the late Kainey Potter and the late Elida Sigmon Boyd. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Doug Potter; daughter, Debbie Potter; brother, Bill Potter; and a sister, Frances Morgan.
He is survived by wife of 58 years, Lorene Potter of the home; brother, Bud Potter of Lincolnton; sister, Betty Sisk of Sherrills Ford; foster son, Gary Drum of Newton.
A graveside dervice will be held on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Matthews United Church of Christ in Maiden with Chaplain Meg Skidmore officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Burke Mortuary in Newton prior to the graveside service.
Memorials may be made to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.
Visit www.burkemortuary.com to register your condolences online.
Burke Mortuary, Newton is serving the Potter family.

Lynn Scott Alexander
Lynn Scott Alexander, 46, of Lincolnton died Monday, August 18, 2014 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. Born June 17, 1968 in in Gaston County to the late Melvin and Maxcine Mace Alexander.
Survivors include daughter, Tanner McKenzie Alexander of Lincolnton; brother, Chad Alexander of Lincolnton; sisters, Pam Cody and husband Floyd of Lincolnton, Leslie Bishop and husband Troy Frank of Vale, Lydia Clark and husband Harold of Crouse; grandchildren, Austin Jordan and Autumn Jordan.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 3 p.m. at First Wesleyan Church in Lincolnton. Rev. Tommy Wright and Rev. Jay Allen will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday, August 24, 2014 from 2 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. at First Wesleyan Church in Lincolnton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Lynn Scott Alexander Memorial Fund, c/o Lydia Clark, P.O. Box 537, Crouse, NC 28033
Condolences may be sent to the Alexander family at www.robertbennettfuneralservice.com
Bennett Funeral Service of Conover is serving the Alexander family.

Fred Jackson Hannon
Fred Jackson Hannon, age 85, of Lincolnton, died on Tuesday, August 19, 2014.
His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 23, 2014, at Boger City Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Bigham officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery with DAV military graveside rites. The family will receive friends from noon until 1:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
Mr. Hannon was born June 29, 1929, in Catawba County, to the late George Moore and Florence Swink Hannon. He served in the United States Army and then later worked as an engineer tech in textiles.
He is survived by his wife, Patsy Wentz Hannon of the home; daughter, Lisa Hannon Bontekoe of Charlotte; and a brother, Harold Hannon of Maryland.
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 Hannon family.

Tina Lynn Price
Tina Lynn Price, age 47, of Charlotte, passed away on August 17, 2014. She was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church for many years and had a passion for doing the Lord’s work.
Tina is preceded in death by her mother, Vickey Keener Price.
She is survived by her father, Johnny A. Price Sr. and her brother, Johnny A. Price Jr.
A service to celebrate Tina’s life will be held at 2 p.m. today with visitation starting at 1 p.m. at McEwen Funeral Service – Mint Hill Chapel. Burial will follow in Charlotte Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her honor to Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 6050 Hickory Grove Rd., Charlotte, NC 28215.
McEwen Mint Hill Chapel, Charlotte is serving the Price family.

Lucy Teague
Verna LuciFiene “Lucy” Teague, 79, of Conover died August 19, 2014.
A private graveside service will be held today at 3 p.m. at Catawba Memorial Park in Hickory.
Bennett Funeral Service of Conover is serving the Teague family.

Donald Ray Sherrill
Donald Ray Sherrill, 74, of Maiden died August 20, 2014.
The funeral service will be held August 23, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Center View Baptist Church in Maiden. Burial will follow at Maiden City Cemetery with military honors and Masonic graveside rites. The family will receive friends, prior to the service, from 2 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. at the church.
Burke Mortuary, Maiden is serving the Sherrill family.

Louise Rountree Moody
Louise Rountree Moody, 89, of Newton died August 20, 2014.
A graveside service will be held August 23, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Cedarwood Cemetery in Roanoke Rapids. The family will receive friends this evening from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Bennett Funeral Service.
Bennett Funeral Service of Conover is serving the Moody family.

Benjamin ‘Benny’ Franklin Myers
Benjamin “Benny” Franklin Myers Sr., 69, of Newton died August 20, 2014.
A service to celebrate Benny’s life will be held August 23, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Conover. Burial will follow at Maiden City Cemetery. The family will receive friends August 23, 2014 from 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Bennett Funeral Service of Conover is serving the Myers family.

Robert Lee Crooks
Robert Lee Crooks, 74, of Maiden died August 20, 2014.
The funeral service will be held August 23, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Westside Baptist Church in Maiden. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends, prior to the service from noon until 12:45 p.m. at the church.
Burke Mortuary, Maiden is serving the Crooks family.

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