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Obituaries — 3-3-17

James Daniel Goodson

Mr. James Daniel Goodson, age 70, of Hwy. 150 East in Lincolnton, passed away on March 2, 2017.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, March 6, 2017, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joe Ervin officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Lincolnton. The family will receive friends on Monday from 1 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. prior to the service at Warlick Funeral Home.

Mr. Goodson was born on July 7, 1946, son of the late James Robert and Elizabeth Finger Goodson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lynda Ann Dennison Goodson. Mr. Goodson worked for Bell South as a mechanical engineer before retiring, and also ran Dan’s Speed and Custom.

Survivors include: one son Stan Goodson, and wife Heather, of Maiden; one brother, Mike Goodson of Lincolnton; and two grandsons, Casey Hughes, and Cody Hughes, and wife Whitney.

Warlick Funeral Home of Lincolnton is serving the Goodson family.

 

Inez Thornburg Starr

Inez Thornburg Starr, age 90, of Gastonia Highway in Lincolnton, died on Thursday, March 2, 2017.

Her funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Pisgah United Methodist Church. 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 at the church.

Mrs. Starr was born December 31, 1926, in Lincoln County, to the late Dorus and Ollie Kiser Thornburg. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Luther Starr; three brothers, D.C. Thornburg, Jr., Clyde Thornburg, and Johnny Thornburg; and one sister, Juanita Houser. She worked as a bookkeeper for Crown Converting.

She is survived by a daughter, Teresa Starr of Lincolnton; one sister, Peggy Heavner of Lincolnton; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 900 Dontia Drive, Lincolnton, NC 28092, or to Pisgah United Methodist Church, 2582 Gastonia Highway, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton is serving the Starr family.

 

Mary Helen Roberts Prado

Mary Helen Roberts Prado, age 63, of Lake Street in Lincolnton, died on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

A gathering of friends will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2017, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel.

Mary was born November 10, 1953, in Gaston County, to the late Beuford and Marie Gosnell Roberts.

She is survived by her husband, Gilbert Prado; two sons, William Clyde Morrow of Stanley and Shannon Ian Prado; two daughters, Susan Morrow of California, and Shaina Marie Prado, both of Lincolnton; two brothers, Ricky Roberts and Melvin Roberts, both of Gastonia; two sisters, Teresa Shupe of Kings Mountain and Jean Cook of Lincolnton; one granddaughter, Kayla Greenman; and two grandsons, Bradley and Devin Boyles.

Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton is serving the Prado family.

 

Virginia Walker Baker

Virginia Walker Baker, age 86, of Magnolia Grove Road in Lincolnton, died on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

Her funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2017, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dick Whitener 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 funeral home.

Mrs. Baker was born September 6, 1930, in Catawba County, to the late William Thomas Walker and Mary Huffman Walker. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Jack Baker.  She worked in textiles.

She is survived by her children, Johnny and Libby Baker, Ronnie and Lori Baker, and Lee and Tammy Baker, all of Lincolnton; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation of NC, 4819 Park Road, Suite C, Charlotte, NC 28209.

Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton is serving the Baker family.

Elizabeth Kay Calaway

Elizabeth Kay Calaway, age 59, of Magan Drive in Lincolnton, died on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 5, 2017, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Rudisill officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:45 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Elizabeth was born June 14, 1957, in Mecklenburg County, to Ray Gilbert Manus, Sr. and the late Edith Price Stroup. In addition to her mother, she was also preceded in death by a son, Jonathan Small.

She is survived by a son, Joey Small of Lincolnton; two daughters, Misty Dellinger and Heather Small, both of Lincolnton; a brother, Ray Manus, Jr., and wife Nancy, of Valrico, Fla.; father, Ray Manus, Sr., and wife Barbara, of Mooresboro; step-father, Charles C. Stroup of Lincolnton; three sisters, Elaine Crouse, and husband Barry, and Gail Gilbert, all of Lincolnton, and Ann Rudisill, and husband Jimmy, of Cherryville; four grandchildren, Devin Small, Lauren Rickman, Anna Small, and Grayson Dellinger; and one great-grandchild, Marlee Small.

Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton is serving the Calaway family.

 

Jack Kenneth Carpenter

Jack Kenneth Carpenter, age 82, of Long Shoals Road in Lincolnton, died on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Bethel Lutheran Church with Pastor Steven King officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, March 3, 2017, at Warlick Funeral Home.

Mr. Carpenter was born March 22, 1934, in Gaston County, to the late Spargo Randolph Carpenter and Cora Lee Burrell Carpenter. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Lee Carpenter and Keith Carpenter and a sister, Rachel Rhyne.  He retired from Quality Machine and Gear Company, where he was part owner.  Mr. Carpenter was a lifelong member of Bethel Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Frances Ingle Carpenter of the home; a daughter, Sherry C. Fowler, and husband Scott, of Lincolnton; a sister, Frances C. McAllister of Lincolnton; one grandson, Christopher Derek Fowler, and wife Christine, of Buford, Ga.; and two great-granddaughters, Lauralai Fowler and Jacquelyn Fowler, both of Buford, Ga.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethel Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund, 509 Long Shoals Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton is serving the Carpenter family.

 

Larry ‘Lee’ Young

Larry “Lee” Young, 33, of Connelly Springs died on February 24, 2017.

A service to celebrate Lee’s life will be held today at 3 p.m. at South Fork Baptist Church in Hickory. Burial will follow at Henry River Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends today from 2 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. at South Fork Baptist Church.

The Bennett Funeral Service of Conover is serving the Young family.

 

Birt Lee Maddox

Birt Lee Maddox, 81, of Lawndale died February 26, 2017.

A funeral service will be held March 5, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. at Fallston Baptist Church with burial to follow in Pine Grove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service at the church.

Ebony & White’s Funeral Service in Lincolnton is serving the Maddox family

 

Kathryn ‘Kathie’ Foster Lafone

Kathryn “Kathie” Foster Lafone, 66, of Taylorsville died on February 27, 2017.

A service to celebrate Kathie’s life will be held today at 11 a.m. at Springs Road Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends today from 9:45 p.m. until 10:45 a.m. at Springs Road Baptist Church.

The of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover is serving the Lafone family.

 

David Lynn Carroll

David Lynn Carroll, 60, of Davidson died on February 28, 2017.

The funeral service will be held today at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Kannapolis. Burial will follow in Maiden City Cemetery at 4 p.m. The family will receive friends prior to the service at the church from 12:30 p.m. until 1:45 p.m.

Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Carroll family.

 

Pearl Dellinger McSwain

Pearl Dellinger McSwain, 82, of Indian Trail died on March 1, 2017.

Visitation will be from 12:45 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. on March 4, 2017 at Mt. Beulah Baptist Church. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on March 4, 2017 at Mt. Beulah Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service is serving the McSwain family.

 

Robert Eugene Shadowens III

Robert Eugene Shadowens III, 36, of Claremont died on February 24, 2017.

A memorial service will be held on March 4, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Friendship United Methodist Church in Newton. The family will receive friends following the service.

The Bennett Funeral Service in Conover is serving the Shadowens family.

 

Aileen Holland Beal

Aileen Holland Beal, 97, of Maiden died on February 28, 2017.

A service to celebrate Aileen’s life will be held on March 4, 2017 at 3 p.m. at Center View Baptist Church in Maiden. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on March 4, 2017 from 2 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. at Center View Baptist Church.

The Bennett Funeral Service of Conover is serving the Beal family.

 

Matthew Shawn Demmery

Matthew Shawn Demmery, 22, of Demmery died on February 23, 2017.

A memorial service will be held on March 4, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Mountain View Free-Will Baptist Church in Dallas. Burial will be private. Family will receive friends March 4, 2017 from 12:30 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. at the church.

Carpenter-Porter Funeral and Cremation Services of Cherryville is serving the Demmery family.

 

Pauline Kale Johnson

Pauline Kale Johnson, 95, of Catawba died on March 1, 2017.

The funeral service for Pauline will be held on March 4, 2017 at Hopewell United Methodist Church in Sherrills Ford. The family will receive friends in the Church Family Life Center from 3 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. with the service starting at 4 p.m. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The Burke Mortuary of Newton is serving the Johnson family.

 

Lyndon Crawford Mauney

Lyndon Crawford Mauney, 51, of Claremont died on February 21, 2017.

A homegoing service will be held on March 4, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church in Claremont. The family will receive friends following the service.

The Bennett Funeral Service of Conover is serving the Mauney family.

 

Robin Darlene Lail

Robin Darlene Lail, 63, of Hickory died on March 2, 2017.

Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. March 4, 2017 at West View United Methodist Church in Hickory. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. on March 4, 2017 at West View United Methodist church in Hickory.

The Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Newton is serving the Lail family.

 

Steven ‘Steve’ Dale Goble

Steven “Steve” Dale Goble, 67, of Maiden died on February 28, 2017.

A service to celebrate Steve’s life will be held on March 4, 2017 at 3 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Conover. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on March 4, 2017 from 1p.m. until 2:45 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church.

The Bennett Funeral Service of Conover is serving the Goble family.

 

Cecelia Viola Conner

Cecelia Viola Conner, 100, of Huntersville died on February 26, 2017.

Funeral services will be held March 4, 2017 at 2 p.m., at Torrence Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in Cornelius. Visitation will be one hour prior to services.

W.H. Bryant, A.E. Grier & Sons Funeral Home of Mooresville is serving the Conner family.

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