Harold Stephen Heavner
VALE — Harold Stephen Heavner, 63, entered into eternal life with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Chris, on April 9, 2017.
A service to celebrate Steve’s life will be held Saturday, April 15, 2017, at Trinity Lutheran Church at 3 p.m. with Pastor Tommy Lineberger officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be prior to worship at 1:15 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. in the church sanctuary.
Steve was born on March 25, 1954, to Jonnie Sain Heavner and the late Harold Dean Heavner. In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Beverly Turner Heavner; infant sister, Deborah Rae Heavner; and also a brother, Mark Heavner. Steve graduated from Appalachian State University and worked as a driver’s license examiner until his retirement in December. He recently retired and enjoyed watching sports, especially his beloved UNC Tarheels. Steve was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church. He loved all things musical and was a member of the Trinity choir, assistant organist, and a member of Men in Mission.
Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Jonnie Sain Heavner; aunts Julia and Jane Heavner; Uncle Carroll and Aunt Mary Heavner. Steve is also survived by nephew, John Heavner; niece Sara Jane Heavner, and their mother, Susan Heavner; cousins, Gene Heavner, Nancy Price, Caroline Powell, Jeff Heavner, and Brandon and Hayden Heavner; brother-in-law Greg Turner (Stacy), and nieces Laura and Ashley Turner.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church Family Life Center, PO Box 7, Vale, NC 28168.
Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton is serving the Heavner family.
Arlene Locklear Faile
Arlene Locklear Faile, 76, of Lincolnton passed away on Friday April 7, 2017 at her residence.
Ms. Faile was born in Robinson County on Sept. 8, 1940 to the late Feldon and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Locklear. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 38 years Clarence Faile.
Survivors include her four children, Chris Faile (Lori), Anthony Faile, Tamara Watts (Joe) and Austin Faile (Ashley); four brothers, S.J. Locklear (Julie), Jim Locklear, Holland Locklear (Iris) and Jerry Locklear (Dottie); twelve grand and seven great grandchildren.
Funerals services to Celebrate Arlene’s Life will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 13, 2016 at Benson Funeral Services, Mt. Holly with Chris Faile officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Gardens in Mt. Holly. Visitation will be this evening April 12, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. also at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.bensonfuneralservices.com
Benson Funeral Services in Mt. Holly is serving the Faile family.
Aria Mae Klutz
Aria Mae Klutz, infant, died April 6, 2017.
The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.
Bennett Funeral Service of Conover is serving the Klutz family.
Gwendolyn ‘Gwen’ Curtis
Gwendolyn “Gwen” Curtis, 85, of Maiden died April 7, 2017.
The family received friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., April 11, 2017 at First United Methodist Church Maiden. A Celebration of Life Service will be held today at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church Maiden. Private burial will be at Catawba Memorial Park in Hickory.
Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Gastonia is serving the Curtis family.
Gwendolyn “Gwen” Howard Thomas
Gwendolyn “Gwen” Howard Thomas, 76, of Hickory died April 9, 2017.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held today at 11 a.m. at North Newton Baptist Church in Newton. Burial will follow at Catawba Memorial Park in Hickory. The family will receive friends today from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at North Newton Baptist Church.
Bennett Funeral Service of Conover is serving the Thomas family.
Quajuae ‘Qak’ Alexus Kennedy
Quajuae “Qak” Alexus Kennedy, 21, of Newton died April 8, 2017.
A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. April 14, 2017 at Jenkins Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. April 13, 2017 at the Celebration Center of Jenkins Funeral Home.
Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Newton is serving the Kennedy family.
Ruth Leckie Martin Queen
Ruth Leckie Martin Queen, 93, of Newton died April 10, 2017.
A funeral service will be April 13, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Living Word Church, Maiden. Burial will follow in Maiden City Cemetery.
Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Queen family.
Justin Michael Aiken
Justin Michael Aiken, 21, of Newton died April 7, 2017.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held April 15, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church in Mountain View. The family will receive friends April 15, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church.
Bennett Funeral Service of Conover is serving the Aiken/Wright family.
Janet Ann Waldron Duncan
Janet Ann Waldron Duncan, 52, of Hickory died April 10, 2017.
The family will gather with friends from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. April 15, 2017 at The Celebration Center of Jenkins Funeral Home.
Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Newton is serving the Duncan family.