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Obituaries— 8-7-17

Yates Ervin Cook

Yates Ervin Cook, age 82, of 2703 Cobblestone Lane in Lincolnton, died on Thursday, August 3, 2017.

His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 6, 2017, at Macedonia United Methodist Church with Rev. Gary Fulker officiating. The body will lie in state for 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday, August 5, 2017, at Warlick Funeral Home. At other times, the family will be at the home of Peggy Blevins, 605 Jess Hord Road, Trailer #6, in Cherryville.

Mr. Cook was born March 5, 1935, in Lincoln County, to the late Ambrose and Flossie Vergie Mason Cook Wilson. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, David and Bob Cook.  He served in the United States Army and then later worked as a truck driver for Glenn Short Company.

He is survived by his wife, Clara Bivens Cook of the home; a son, David Earl Cook, and wife Susan, of Maiden; two daughters, Peggy Blevins, and husband Coleman, of Cherryville, and Faye Cook, and husband Bobby, of Shelby; three brothers, J.C. Cook, and wife Joan, of Lincolnton, William Wilson, and wife Diane, of Lincolnton, and Jack Wilson, and wife Sandra of Newton; one sister, Shirley Wilson, and husband Ron, of Valdese; five grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Warlick Funeral Home, Yates Cook Funeral Fund, PO Box 1407, Lincolnton, NC 28093.

Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton is serving the Cook family.

 

Mr. Ronnie Eugene Anthony

Cherryville – Mr. Ronnie Eugene Anthony, 70, passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2017.

Ronnie was born in Lincoln County, NC on July 3, 1947.  He grew up in the Long Shoals community a son of the late Harold E. “Tooney” Anthony and Evelyn Cloer Anthony.  Ronnie was retired as a supervisor from Timken in Iron Station.  He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Cherryville, the Cherryville Masonic Lodge #505 A.F. & A.M. and Cherryville Chapter #156 Order of the Eastern Star where he served as Past WorthyPatron.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Pam Eaker Anthony of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Heidi Anthony-Cash and Chad; a son and daughter-in-law, Wesley Anthony and Angie; two granddaughters, Alli and Alexandra Anthony; mother-in-law, Vera S. Eaker; a brother-in-law and sister-in law, Danny and Judy Eaker all of Cherryville.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Joe Collins, D.Min, officiating. The family will receive friends and have a reception following the service in the fellowship hall. Burial will be Private.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 601 N. Pink Street, Cherryville, NC 28021.

A guest register is available at www.stameycherryvillefuneralhome.com

Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home is serving the Anthony family.

 

Carrol Vernon Ritchie

Mr. Carrol Vernon Ritchie, 86, of Abernethy Laurels in Newton, passed away on Sunday, August 6, 2017.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at Marvin United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Amy Vaughn officiating. The family will receive friends from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Marvin United Methodist Church.

Mr. Ritchie was born November 17, 1930 in Lincoln County, to the late Ernest and Lucille Heedick Ritchie. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Wood Ritchie.  Mr. Ritchie was a farmer and past owner of Fairview Market.

Survivors include two sons, Dennis Ritchie and wife Rebecca of Charlotte, Jerry Ritchie and wife Suzanne of Mooresville; one daughter, Joyce R. Barnes and husband Jerry of Lincolnton; one brother, Frank Ritchie and wife Barbara of Lincolnton; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Marvin United Methodist Church, 2731 Startown Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Ritchie family.

 

Robert “Bob” Warlick  Payseur

Robert “Bob” Warlick Payseur,  85, of  1315 High Shoals Road, Lincolnton, died on Thursday, August  3, 2017.

His funeral Sunday, August 6, 2017 at Lander’s Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Gerald Ramsey officiating. His body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial was followed in the church cemetery.  The family will received friends Saturday at Warlick Funeral Home.

Mr. Payseur was born on July 6, 1932 and was the son of the late William Burton “W.B.” Payseur and Mary Warlick Payseur. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Rev. Marshall Weaver, Craig Weaver and William Burton Payseur, Jr. and a daughter-in-law, Margie Miller Payseur. Mr. Payseur  retired as a teacher and principal with the Lincoln County School System.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Pauline Gates Payseur of the home; three sons, Stephen Payseur of Lincolnton, Keith Payseur and wife, Delores Long Payseur of Lincolnton and Carroll Payseur and wife, Janice Jones Payseur of Lincolnton; two daughters, Jane P. McAleese and husband, Tom of Charlotte and Susan Payseur and husband, Tommy Huneycutt of Lincolnton; one brother, Jerry Payseur and wife, Doris of Hickory; three sisters, Pris Mauney of Lincolnton, Shirley Fawcett of Lincolnton and Nancy Burgin of Canton, GA; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Lander’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 1205 Long Shoals Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092 or to Hospice of Lincoln County, 900 Dontia Drive, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton is serving the Payseur family.

 

Frances M. Brookman

Frances M. Brookman, 91, passed away on July 31, 2017.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Brookman home on August 9, 2017 at 6 p.m. for family members.

Bennett Funeral Service of Conover is serving the Brookman family.

 

Wade W. Story

Wade Wilson Story, 77, of Newton passed away August 4, 2017.

Receiving of friends was held August 6, 2017 at Mt. Ruhama Baptist Church from 2 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. with Rev. Michael Staton officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Story family.

 

GR Bustle

GR Bustle, 66, of Claremont passed away August 4, 2017.

A memorial service will be held today at 6 p.m. at Providence Road Baptist Church in Maiden. The family will receive friends following the service.

Bennett Funeral Service of Conover is serving the Bustle family.

 

Donald Wilkinson

Donald Eugene Wilkinson, 78 of Maiden died August 3, 2017. The funeral service was held August 6, 2017 at 4 p.m. at Center View Baptist Church, Maiden. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends prior to the service from 2 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. at the church.

Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Wilkinson family.

 

Mary Beth Modlin Reinhardt

Mary Beth Modlin Reinhardt, 76, of Iron Station passed away August 4, 2017.

All services will be held privately.

Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Reinhardt family.

 

 Gerald “Jay” Marshall Brown

Gerald “Jay” Marshall Brown, 72, of Gastonia passed away on August 4, 2017.

A memorial service will be held on today at 11 a.m. at First ARP Church in Gastonia. The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

Bennett Funeral Service of Conover is serving the Brown family.

 

Joseph McGugan

Joseph McGugan, age 62 of Cherry Manor passed away Friday, August 4, 2017.

Funeral services will be held August 8, 2017 at 3 p.m. at Carpenter-Porter Funeral & Cremation Services.  Burial will follow at Hardin Community Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends today from 2 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Carpenters Funeral Home is serving the McGugan family.

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