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Obituaries— 10-6-17

Corrie Merrill Hayes

Corrie Merrill Hayes, of Denver, NC passed away on October 4, 2017.

Corrie was born in Gastonia, NC on March 26 1921, to Martha Edith Merrill and Martin Edward Merrill. Corrie was one of seven siblings (Ovaleen Taylor, Louise Gue, Margaret Smith, Alice Huffstetler, Rufus “Bud” Merrill, and Gene Merrill). Corrie attended Gastonia High School and married her high school sweetheart Emerald “Tony” Hayes in 1939. Corrie and Tony had two sons (Don & Johnny). Tony was drafted into WWII and Corrie lived with her two young boys at Carolina Beach. After the war Tony and Corrie settled back to Belmont, NC where Corrie worked for the Wix Corporation. Upon retirement Corrie and Tony moved up to Denver, NC where she remained the rest of her life.

Corrie’s strong faith was very important to her and she cherished her time at Covenant Bible Church in Lincolnton, NC the latter years of her life. Corrie found much comfort in the words of her favorite pastor Mike Devine.

Corrie is survived by her son, Don Hayes and his wife, Mary Ann Hayes; her daughter-in-law, Ann Hayes; her grandchildren and their spouses, Jason and Emily Hayes, Scott Hayes, Zack and Caroline Hayes, Merrill Klapthor and husband, Lauren, Kristin Hayes; great grandchildren, Zach, Ella, Sophia, Wyatt, Hayes, and Parker; and her brother, Gene Merrill. Corrie is preceded in death by her husband Tony Hayes and her son Johnny Hayes.

Corrie’s extended family was an important part of her life and she loved her nieces and nephews, Susan Allen, David Smith, Dorothy Steven, Margaret Simonds, Wanda Friday, John Merrill, June Holland, Martha Gabriel, Marion Gue, Michael Gue, Tony Taylor, Jack Taylor, and Steven Taylor.

A reception celebrating the life of Corrie Merrill Hayes will be available to the public at McLean Funeral Directors, 700 S. New Hope Road, Gastonia on Monday, October 9, 2017 between the hours of 2 p.m. until 3 p.m.

The Hayes family requests that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to Covenant Bible Church, 2168 Gastonia Highway (P.O. Box 654), Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Condolence messages may be sent online at www.mcleanfuneral.com.

McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the Hayes family.

 

Aaliyah Nicole Jefferies

Aaliyah Nicole Jefferies, age 20, of Old Post Rd. passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017. She was born September 12, 1997 in Gaston County to Kellie Louise Hull and Walden Christopher Link.  Aaliyah was a 2017 graduate of Cherryville High School.  She loved reading and playing video games.  Aaliyah played basketball and softball.  She also enjoyed kickboxing and UFC.

Aaliyah was preceded in death by her grandparents, Jerry Jefferies, Robert and Frances Carroll, Ralph and Maude Scism, and Andrew “Pops” and Geneva Link; and uncle, Justin Jefferies.

Survivors include her mother and step father, Kellie Hull and Stevilen Cathcart; father, Walden Link; brothers and sister, Robert Jefferies, Syncere Cathcart, Jibri Starr, Amir Starr, Kadin Starr, and Sydnee Cathcart; thirteen half siblings; grandparents, Betsy Jefferies, David and Karen Thompson, Nana Betty Cathcart, and Steven Cathcart; aunt, Ashley Jefferies and Elizabeth; uncles, Bryan Carroll and Sheila and Quinton Link; cousins, Hunter, Noah, and Anna Huffman; three nieces; and one nephew.

A funeral service will be held Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 3 p.m. at Carpenter-Porter Funeral & Cremation Services with Rev. Travis Mull officiating.  Burial will be private.  The family will receive friends on Saturday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In accordance with her wishes, she was able to extend life to others through the gift of multiple organs donation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lifeshare of the Carolinas, 5000 D Airport Center Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28208 or Oak Grove Baptist Church, 402 Tot Dellinger Rd. Cherryville, NC 28021.

Condolences may be made to www.carpentersfuneralhome.net

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

 

Walter Elliott Hoyle

Walter Elliott Hoyle, age 84, of Oklahoma Court in Lincolnton, died on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on October 7, 2017, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church with Pastor Michael Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  The family will receive friends today from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Warlick Funeral Home.

Mr. Hoyle was born June 7, 1933, in Lincoln County, to the late Roy C. and Eva Hoke Hoyle. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Alice Whitesides Hoyle, and a brother, Larry Hoyle.  He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and then later retired from Espy Hardware in Hildebran where he worked as a purchasing agent.

He is survived by two daughters, Theresa H. Irby, and husband David, of Lincolnton, and Dawn H. Punch, and husband Aaron, of Cherryville; a granddaughter, Jennifer Irby Hilburn; special grandson, David Allen Irby, Jr.; and two great-grandchildren, Cameron Wesley Hilburn and Caya Alexis Hilburn.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 900 Dontia Drive, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Hoyle family.

 

Mary Wise Campbell

Mary Wise Campbell, age 98, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at White Oak of Charlotte. She was born on October 20, 1918, in Lincolnton, NC, to Lawrence Augustus and Rebecca Seagle Wise.

Mary Campbell grew up in a large family of seven siblings. The five sisters and two brothers shared all the wonders and happy times of growing up in a small town. Mary graduated from Lincolnton High School with honors, while also being a star on the basketball team.

She married her husband, Yates, after graduation from high school and they soon moved to Gastonia, beginning work in the Parkdale Mills. When Yates entered World War II, Mary returned with young son Walter to be with her parents during the difficult war years. Son Pratt was born in 1945. After the end of World War II, and Yates’ safe return, they lived in Gastonia until Yates entered Gardner-Webb College, beginning his preparation for entering the ministry in 1950. Mary also became a student and especially loved her courses in Bible studies. In 1954 son, Scott, was born.

Mary served lovingly and willingly alongside her husband as he prepared for and pastored many Baptist churches throughout North Carolina, caring for her sons while her husband was away. They were quite a team. Never complaining about the numerous moves from one pastorate to another, she simply settled in at each new place, and got busy – Mary could quickly set a physical house in order while managing and caring for the children. She was the rock and soul of the family.

Mary was deeply loved by each congregation where they served. Making many contributions to each church’s life, her life blessed others as she served in numerous capacities which included leading youth departments, working in the Women’s Missionary Union, leading the GA mission organization, and teaching Sunday school. The last Sunday school class she taught was the oldest men’s class in their home church, Loray Baptist Church in Gastonia.

Always loving to learn, Mary entered nursing school and once again added being a student to her family responsibilities. After completion of training at age 50, she worked at Gaston Memorial Hospital as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the psychiatric unit. Among her many additional interests and talents were flower arranging, cooking, crafting, quilting and sewing. She was an excellent seamstress, sewing not only for herself but also for others. Using her vast base of knowledge and experiences, she nursed a grandson after his accident, sewed for grandchildren, took care of a new infant grandson, kept her own aging mother, and lovingly cared for her husband through his terminal illness. Mary’s love for her immediate family was unconditional and spread abundantly through the extended family as well. Mealtimes were always family time.  Wonderful food and fun were shared around her table and she always served with her own very special style. The family can never forget the Christmas Eve celebrations and all the love shared and expressed.

Mary was a lovely, gracious woman and to be in her presence always left you smiling. Mary’s love for her Lord was inspirational to all who knew her.   Her life was an example of true dedication to her God, her family, and to others.

Mary was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Rev. Yates Campbell; Four sisters: Ann Duncan, Blanche Long, Ruth Campbell, Betty Bates; Two brothers:  John Wise, Sam Wise; and one niece, Clara Gilbert.

Survived by three sons: Yates Walter Campbell (Tamara), Charlotte, NC, Roy Pratt Campbell (Joan), Belmont, NC, Jonathan Scott Campbell (Claudia), Cornelius, NC.

Six grandchildren: Tonya Campbell Butts (Ken), Concord, NC, Christopher Wise Campbell (Alicia), Northborough, MA, Trofe Pratt Campbell (Amy), Leland, NC, Trenity Glen Campbell, Belmont, NC, Jason Anthony Campbell, Wake Forest, NC, Katherine Campbell Rise (Fredrik), Charlotte, NC.

Thirteen Great- grandchildren and many beloved nieces and nephews

Memorials may be sent to: General budget fund of Loray Baptist Church, 1128 W. Franklin Blvd. Gastonia, NC. 28052.

A celebration of Mary’s life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Carothers Funeral Home Chapel – 2205 Williamsburg Drive, Gastonia. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Reverend John Bridges will officiate the service and offer words of encouragement and hope to the friends and family that gather to remember Mary.

 

Franklin D. Parsons

Franklin D. Parsons, 80, of Hickory passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Bennett Funeral Service of Conover is serving the Parsons family.

 

Albert Leroy Pope, Jr.

Albert Leroy Pope, Jr., “Peanut”, 76, of Claremont passed away on Monday, October 2, 2017.

A celebration of life service will be held today at 3 p.m. at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Conover. Burial will follow at Bethel Lutheran Church Cemetery in Claremont. The family will receive friends today from 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church.

Bennett Funeral Service of Conover is serving the Pope family.

 

Alyssa “Allie” Mackenzie Bolick

Alyssa “Allie” Mackenzie Bolick, 29, of Greensboro passed away on September 30, 2017.

A funeral service will be held today at 3 p.m. at Old St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Newton. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends today following the funeral service in the church fellowship hall.

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

 

Steven Randall “Bones” Haney

Steven Randall “Bones” Haney, 51, of Newton passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on October 7, 2017 at 12 p.m. at Southside Park in

Newton.

Bennett Funeral Service of Conover is serving the Haney family.

 

Larry Franklin Setzer

Larry Franklin Setzer, 82, of Cherryville passed away October 3, 2017.

A memorial service will be held today at 2 p.m. at Cherryville Missionary Methodist Church. Burial will be private. The family received friends yesterday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Carpenter-Porter Funeral & Cremation Services.

Carpenter-Porter Funeral and Cremation Services in Cherryville is serving the Setzer family.

 

Betty Moser Null

Betty Moser Null, 90, of Claremont passed away on October 2, 2017.

A celebration of life service will be held on October 8, 2017 at 3 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Claremont. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on October 8, 2017 from 1:30 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Family Life Center.

Bennett Funeral Service of Conover is serving the Null family.

 

Stella Drum Caldwell

Stella Drum Caldwell, 95, of Newton passed away on October 4, 2017.

A celebration of life service will be held on October 8, 2017 at 3 p.m. at Mt. Ruhama Baptist Church in Maiden. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on October 7, 2017 from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Mt. Ruhama Baptist Church.

Bennett Funeral Service of Conover is serving the Caldwell family.

 

Martin Lee Campa

Martin Lee Campa, 54, of Valepassed away October 3, 2017.

A funeral service will be held on October 10, 2017 at 3 p.m. at Jenkins Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Free Holiness Church Cemetery in Vale. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. October 10, 2017 at Celebration Center of Jenkins Funeral Home.

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

Houston Herbert Hudson

Houston Herbert Hudson, 63, of Gastonia passed away October 4, 2017.

A funeral service will be held on October 10, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Saint Pauls Reformed. The family will receive friends following the service.

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

 

Doras Preston “DP” Hartsoe, Jr.

Mr. Doras Preston “DP” Hartsoe, Jr., 94, of Lincolnton passed away on October 5, 2017.

Arrangements are incomplete at Warlick Funeral Home.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Hartsoe family.

 

Dorothy “Dottie” Jo Willis Reed

Dorothy “Dottie” Jo Willis Reed, 68, of Conover passed away on October 4, 2017.

The family will receive friends on October 8, 2017 from 3:30 p.m. until 4:45 p.m. at Oxford Baptist Church in Conover followed by a celebration of life service at 5 p.m. Burial will follow at Fellowship Advent Christian Church Cemetery in Bethlehem.

Bennett Funeral Service of Conover is serving the Reed family.

 

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