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Obituaries—6-14-17

Ruth Kale Crouse

Ruth Kale Crouse, age 68, of Lincolnton, passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017, at Lincolnton Rehabilitation Center.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 17, 2017, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel.

Mrs. Crouse was born October 13, 1948, in Catawba County, to the late Oren and Sarah Christenbury Kale. She was the owner of Twins Restaurant for 9 years.

She is survived by her husband, Bill Crouse of Lincolnton; two daughters, Tammy Edwards, and husband Doug, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Carla Long, and husband Curt, of Denver; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Roger Kale, and wife Robin, of Lincolnton; and two sisters, JoNeal Houser of Pumpkin Center and Evelyn Pritchard, and husband Harold, of Hiddenite.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 900 Dontia Drive, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton is serving the Crouse family.

 

David Harvey Payseur, III

ATLANTA, GA. — David Harvey Payseur, III, age 47, of 352 Josephine Street, NE, in Atlanta, died on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

His funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Bethphage Lutheran Church with Pastor Fred Mitschke officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends in the family life center from 2:30 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. prior to the service.

David was born November 19, 1969, in Lincoln County, to David H. and Sheila Reep Payseur. He was a self-employed contractor.

He is survived by his parents, David and Sheila Payseur of Lincolnton; and a brother, Keith Lee Payseur of Lincolnton.

Memorials may be made to Bethphage Lutheran Church, 3440 Highway 182, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton is serving the Payseur family.

 

Norma Jean Laws Johnson

Norma Jean Laws Johnson, age 82, of Sunridge Drive in Lincolnton, died on Sunday, June 11, 2017.

Her funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on today, June 14, 2017, at Long Shoals Baptist Church with Rev. Wesley Ingle and Rev. Kenneth Gibson officiating. A graveside service will follow at 3:30 p.m. in the First Baptist Church Cemetery in Whitnel. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Mrs. Johnson was born August 22, 1934, in Caldwell County, to the late Sanford and Martha Lois Nelson Laws. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Rev. James Stuart Johnson.  She retired from Christian Ministries of Lincoln County after 25 years.

She is survived by two sons, James Mitchell Johnson, and wife Angela, of Lincolnton, and Jeffrey Mark Johnson, and wife Wendy, of Kings Mountain; one sister, Gail Herman of Hudson; and three grandchildren, Brent Adam Johnson, Brooke LeAnn Smith, and Clinton Mark Johnson.

Memorials may be made to Long Shoals Baptist Church for education building project, 2988 Long Shoals Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton is serving the Johnson family.

 

Douglas Baine Ward, Sr.

Douglas Baine Ward, Sr., age 53, of 3069 Chinook Trail in Lincolnton, died on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, 2017, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Douglas B. Ward, Jr. and Pastor Chuck Call officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:30 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Doug was born December 29, 1963, in Gaston County, to Linda Polk Ward and the late Charles E. Ward, Sr. He worked as a supervisor.

He is survived by four sons, Andy Holland (Fonda) of Vale, Bradley Holland (Vanessa) of Maiden, Douglas Ward, Jr. (Marissa) of Jefferson, and Adam Ward of Lincolnton; three brothers, Charles Edwin Ward, II (Barbara) of Crouse, Mark Anthony Ward (Crystal) of Lincolnton, and Trevor Howard Ward (significant other, Wendy Burch) of Maiden; four sisters, Nancy Diane Colon of Newton, Donna Charlene Ward of Crouse, Audrey Delrae Ward of Lincolnton, and Linda Denise Ward (significant other, Connie Cutler) of Long Shoals; his mother, Linda Polk Ward of Newton; six grandchildren, Xander Holland, Addyson Robinson, Kaitlyn Holland, Arianna Holland, Garrett Ward, and Hezekiah Ward; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1901 Brunswick Avenue, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28207, or to Hospice of Lincoln County, 900 Dontia Drive, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton is serving the Ward family.

 

Jerry Cole Lewis

Jerry Cole Lewis, 75, of Hickory passed away June 11, 2017.

A funeral service will be held today at 2 p.m. at Jenkins Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. prior to the service at Jenkins Funeral Home.

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

 

Terry Lynn Martin

Terry Lynn Martin, of Conover passed away June 11, 2017.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held June 15, 2017 at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Conover. Reception will follow in the Family Life Center and interment will be private.

Burke Mortuary and Crematory in Newton is serving the Martin family.

 

Nelson Wayne Overcash

Nelson Wayne Overcash, 52, of Conover passed away June 10, 2017.

A memorial service will be held today at 5:30 p.m. at Providence Baptist Church in Maiden. The family will receive friends today from 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. prior to the service at Providence Baptist Church.

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

 

Mary Ann Wilkins Keeton

Mary Ann Wilkins Keeton, of Newton passed away June 8, 2017.

A funeral service will be held June 16, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home in Newton. The family will receive friends on June 16, 2017 from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow at Coulter’s Grove AME Zion Church Cemetery.

Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home and Crematory in Newton is serving the Keeton family.

 

Thomas Carlton King

Thomas Carlton King, 59, of Newton passed away June 11, 2017.

A Celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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

 

Allen Durant Abee

Allen Durant Abee, 73, of Hickory passed away May 28, 2017.

A funeral service will be held at a later date. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

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

 

Relda Lee Lewis

Relda Lee Lewis, 79, of Lincolnton passed away June 11, 2017.

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

 

Richard Charles Sproul

Richard Charles Sproul, 74, of Newton died June 10, 2017.

A private service will be held at a later date.

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

 

Jeffery Wayne ‘Pops’ Pope

Jeffery Wayne “Pops” Pope, 70, of Claremont died June 9, 2017.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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

 

Peter Brinkman

Peter Brinkman, 83, of Maiden passed away June 11, 2017.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. June 24, 2017 at Friendship United Methodist Church in Newton. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

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

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