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Obituaries — 3-17-17

Benedict John Pepitone

Benedict John Pepitone, 90, of Denver, (formerly of Warsaw, Indiana) passed away on March 13, 2017 in the Marian Center of Sacred Heart Convent, Belmont.

Born on February 4, 1927 in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Benedicto and Lillian (nee Lambert). Mr. Pepitone served proudly in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a Past Commander of VFW Post #1126 and member of American Legion Post #49 both located in Warsaw. Mr. Pepitone was employed as a truck driver before retiring.

Besides his parents, Mr. Pepitone was preceded in death by his loving wife, Theresa Maryann Pepitone and his daughter, Lillian Pepitone.

He is survived by his children, Benedict (Marie) Pepitone, Neil (Doris) Pepitone, Sandra Pepitone, Sr. Patricia Pepitone RSM, Mark Pepitone and Jennie (Randy) Bassett; eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 20, 2017 at Sacred Heart Convent, 500 Sacred Heart Circle, Belmont, NC. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. The Rite of Committal will be celebrated at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Salisbury National Cemetery

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Pepitone’s memory to the Sisters of Mercy, 100 Mercy Drive, Belmont, NC 28012 would be deeply appreciated.

The Good Samaritan Funeral Home in Denver is serving the Pepitone family.

 

Brenda Watters Goodson

Brenda Watters Goodson, 76, of Newton passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

She was born September 17, 1940 in Catawba County to the late Donald and Rosalee Goble Watters. Brenda was a member of Abernethy Memorial United Methodist Church in Newton.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Billy E. Goodson.

Those left to cherish her memory are: son, Donald E. Goodson of Newton; daughter, Angela R. Goodson of Clemmons; sister, Joann W. Clarke of Sherrills Ford; grandchildren, Eric L. Goodson and Connor G. Goodson.

A service to celebrate Brenda’s life will be held today, March 17, 2017 at 3 p.m. at Abernethy Memorial United Methodist Church in Newton. Rev. Faye Herbin and Rev. Angela Hollar will officiate. Burial will follow at Catawba Memorial Park in Hickory. The family will receive friends today, March 17, 2017 from 1:30 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. at Abernethy Memorial United Methodist Church. Those serving as pallbearers are: Lawrence Punch, Jeffrey Hollar, Todd Clarke, Brian Leatherman, Robert J. Clarke, Jr. and Eric L. Goodson.

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

Condolences may be sent to the Goodson family at www.bennettfuneralservice.com.

Bennett Funeral Service of Conover is serving the Goodson family.

 

Willie Mae Dellinger Chapman

Mrs. Willie Mae Dellinger Chapman, age 89, of Salem Church Road in Lincolnton passed away on Monday March 13, 2017.

Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Sunday March 19, 2017 at the First Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Tommy Wright officiating, burial will follow in the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Lincolnton. The family will receive friends Saturday night from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Warlick Funeral Home.

Mrs. Chapman was born on August 20, 1927 daughter of the late Carl and Bertha Fortenberry Dellinger. Mrs. Chapman was employed by Cochrane Furniture before retiring.

Survivors include: husband, George Chapman of the home; one daughter, Judy Chapman Short and husband Darrell of Vale; one son, Michael Carl Dellinger and wife Jacquelyn of Lincolnton; five grandchildren, Dana Short Rudisill and husband Chip, Audria Short Costner, Darra Short, Luke Dellinger and wife Jennifner, and Cody Dellinger; four great grandchildren, Spenser Rudisill, Makayla Rudisill, Dyllion Costner, Chloe Dellinger; one great-great grandchild, Rylan Rudisill and many special nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Wesleyan Church, 115 Bonview Ave. Lincolnton, N.C. 28092

Warlick Funeral Home of Lincolnton is serving the Chapman family.

 

Vernon Edward ‘Ed’ Dutterer

Vernon Edward “Ed” Dutterer, 73, died Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at his Denver home, with his family by his side.

Vernon was born August 25, 1943 in Westminster, Md. and was the son of the late Vernon and Hilda Dutterer.

In 1967, he graduated with a degree in Biology and Math from Bridgewater College in Va. He served in the US Army Reserves for 4 years and was honorably discharged in 1971.

Vernon worked as a Computer Programmer at IBM for 26 years, and 16 years at Wachovia Bank. He had a love of travel, birds, gardening, plants, trees, and woodworking.

Vernon is survived by his fiancée, Elizabeth “Liz” Harless of Denver; son and spouse, David and Julie Dutterer and grandchildren Lauren and Allison all of Belton, S.C.; daughter and spouse, Jacqueline and Karen Thompson of Charlotte; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jeannie and John Sussman of Westminster, Md., Judy and Chuck Siwinski of Westminster, Md., Gloria and Roger Schelm of Cherry Hill, N.J., Charlotte and Morris Koontz of Westminster, Md.

He was predeceased by sister and brother-in-law, Delores and Jim Bowden of Snow Hill, Md.

The family will receive friends Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 10 a.m. until noon at Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Rd, Westminster, Md. with a graveside service to follow at Krider’s Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, Va. 23060-9979.

 

Dale Allen Hasson

Dale Allen Hasson, 66, of Claremont died March 13, 2017.

A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. today at Jenkins Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Conover Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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

 

Shepel Monet Hunter

Shepel Monet Hunter, 43, of Conover died March 11, 2017.

A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. March 19, 2017 at St. Paul AME Zion Church in Hickory. Burial will follow at Catawba Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the church.

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

 

Michael ‘Mike’ Gene Yates

Michael “Mike” Gene Yates, 57, of Claremont died March 11, 2017.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held March 18, 2017 at 3 p.m. at Calvary’s Hill Free Will Baptist Church in Catawba. The family will receive friends March 18, 2017 from 1:45 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. at Calvary’s Hill Free Will Baptist Church.

Bennett Funeral Service of Conover is serving the Yates family.

 

CherryPril Villaruel Estabas

CherryPril Villaruel Estabas, 23, of Newton died March 12, 2017.

A funeral service will be held at 6:30 p.m. March 18, 2017 at Jenkins Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. March 18, 2017 at Celebration Center of Jenkins Funeral Home.

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

 

Lutie Drum Williams

Lutie Drum Williams, 97, of Maiden died March 16, 2017.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Burke Mortuary in Maiden.

 

James Carroll Fulbright

James Carroll Fulbright, 64, of Hickory died March 9, 2017.

No services are scheduled at this time.

Burke Mortuary & Crematory in Newton is serving the Fulbright family.

 

Gladys Heavner Mauney

Mary Gladys Heavner Mauney, 86, of Bessemer City died March 14, 2017.

A funeral service will be held March 19, 2017 at 3 p.m. at Puett United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Carpenter-Porter Funeral & Cremation Services.

Carpenter-Porter Funeral & Cremation Services in Cherryville is serving the Mauney family.

 

Gerald Ray ‘Chick’ Neill

Gerald Ray “Chick” Neill, 77, died March 14, 2017.

A funeral service will be held today at 11 a.m. at Carpenter-Porter Funeral & Cremation Services. Burial will follow in Shady Grove Baptist Church cemetery. The family received friends Thursday evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Carpenter-Porter Funeral & Cremation Services in Cherryville is serving the Neill family.

 

 

 

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