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Obituaries— 4-21-17

Sarah Carswell Chapman

Mrs. Sarah Carswell Chapman, 89, of Morganton passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2017 at Trinity Village following a period of declining health.

Mrs. Chapman was born October 9, 1927 in Burke County to the late Rev. Zack Carswell and Mrs. Effie Walker Carswell. She was a faithful member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Greer Chapman; sons, Kenneth Chapman, Jr., Roger Dale Chapman, and Stephen Allan Chapman; brother, James Carswell; and great grandson Joseph McCurry.

Survivors include her children, Edward Eugene Chapman of Morganton, Carolyn Gladden and husband Walter of Morganton, Bobby Chapman and wife Joan of Morganton, Wilma McCurry and husband David of Morganton, Dennis Chapman and wife Delores of Morganton, and Darrell Chapman of Morganton; nine grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild; sisters, Louise Dale, Velva Abey, and Oma Crawley; and brothers, Ransom Carswell, Rassie Carswell, and S.S. Carswell.

A graveside service will be held 12:30 p.m. today, April 21, 2017 in the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery. A memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. today at Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Rev. Stephen Painter and Rev. Dewight Lowman officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Bethlehem Baptist Church, 7620 Watershed Rd. Morganton, NC 28655.

An online guestbook and obituary is available at www.heritagefuneralservices.com.

Heritage Funeral Service in Valdese is serving the Chapman family.

 

Walter Vance Johnson

Walter Vance Johnson, age 81, of Lincolnton, died on Thursday, April 20, 2017.

His funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Doug McClain officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery with DAV military rites.  The family will receive friends from 2:30 p.m. until 3:15 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Johnson was born February 26, 1936, in Lincoln County, to the late David Wright Johnson and Bonnie Rhyne Johnson. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Iler Johnson; a daughter, Becky Johnson; two sisters, Rose Lee Canipe and Evelyn Gilbert; and a brother, Paul Johnson.  He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and then later worked as a route truck driver.

He is survived by a brother, Robert “Bob” Johnson of Lincolnton; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Southside Baptist Church, or to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church.

Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton is serving the Johnson family.

 

Harrison Brown

Harrison Brown, 93, of Vale passed away on April 12, 2017 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton.  He was born on January 27, 1924 in Gaston County to the late Charlie and Belle Kernes Brown. He attended Beaver Dam and John Chavis schools in Cherryville.  Harrison worked as a shipping clerk at Century Furniture for many years.  He was also a driver for Tallent Transfer trucking company for many years.

In addition to his parents Harrison was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Matilda Henderson Brown; five sons, Harrison Brown Jr., Robert Lewis Brown, Billy Ray Henderson, Jimmy Larry  Williamson and Johnny Larry Brown; one daughter, Bessie Brown; one brother, James Brown; two sisters, Zero Brown and Mabel Brown Mayfield, and one sister-in-law, Kathy F. Brown.

Mr. Brown is survived by one son, Raymond Andrew Brown of Kings Mountain; four daughters, Wanda Sosa (Salvador), Nettie Thomas (Wayne), and Isabelle Whitworth (Johnny) all of Vale, Kathleen Duncan (James D. Anderson) of Cherryville; one sister Gussie Mae Brown of Shelby; two son-in-law’s, Johnny Moncree and C.B. Ussery and four daughter-in-law’s, Lizzie Henderson, Jackie Henderson, Brenda Brown and Alina Williamson.  The family will be gathering at the home of Wanda Sosa.

The Brown family will receive friends at E.F. Drum Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 2 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.  A Homegoing Celebration will follow at 2:30 p.m.  Rev. Bennie Thomas will officiate.  Interment will be at Wesley Chapel AME Zion Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Rd, Newton, NC 28658.

E.F. Drum Funeral Home in Lincolnton is serving the Brown family.

 

Darrell Gene Sain

Darrell Gene Sain, age 87, of Bill Sain Road in Vale, died on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Tommy Lineberger officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:45 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Mr. Sain was born October 14, 1929, in Lincoln County, to the late Henry Thomas Sain and Getty Mae Black Sain. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, Gary Leonard Sain; four brothers; three sisters; grandson, Lance Chesson Sain; and nephew, Tony Sain. He worked as a plant manager in furniture.

He is survived by a son, Gene Sain of Vale; three grandchildren, Haley Sain Wilson, and husband Chris, of Lincolnton, Whitney Sain and Adam Sain, both of Vale; three great-grandchildren, Lacey Mae Wilson, Selena Layne Wilson, and Cross James Wilson; and a niece, LeAnn Hull, and husband Randy.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, in care of the Lincoln County Shrine Club, 1470 Cat Square Road, Vale, NC 28168.

Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton is serving the Sain family.

 

Martha Lea Short Wacaster

Martha Lea Short Wacaster, 94, of Sherrills Ford died April 14, 2017.

A service will be held at 1 p.m. on April 22, 2017 at Terrell Baptist Church.

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

 

Emory John Plunkett

Emory John Plunkett, 85, of Conover died April 18, 2017.

A memorial mass will be held today at noon at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Newton. The family will receive friends today from 10:45 a.m. until 11:45 a.m., prior to the service at the church.

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

 

Janice Campbell Poovey

Janice Campbell Poovey, 75, of Maiden died April 18, 2017.

A gathering of family and friends will be held today from noon until 2 p.m. at North Newton Baptist Church in Newton.

Bennett Funeral Service of Conover is serving the Poovey family.

 

Barbara ‘Kay’ Mills Williams

Barbara “Kay” Mills Williams, 77, of Granite Falls, formerly of Claremont, died April 19, 2017.

A funeral service will be held today at 4 p.m. at Providence Road Baptist Church in Maiden. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends today from 3 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. at the church, prior to the service.

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

 

Shirley Mae Norris Vannoy

Shirley Mae Norris Vannoy, 80, of Lincolnton died April 13, 2017.

No services will be held at this time.

Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Vannoy family.

 

Amy Renee Lester

Amy Renee Lester, 40, of Denver died April 18, 2017.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held April 22, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Victory Baptist Church in Denver. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends this evening from 7 p.m. until 90 p.m. at Victory Baptist Church.

Bennett Funeral Service of Conover is serving the Lester family.

 

Eric Douglas Goode

Eric Douglas Goode, 43, of Claremont died April 17, 2017.

A memorial service will be held April 22, 2017 at 4 p.m. at Providence Road Baptist Church in Maiden. The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

Bennett Funeral Service of Conover is serving the Goode family.

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