NEWTON â€” Ruth Louise Drum Sipe, 92, of Abernethy Center and formerly of Newton, died July 31, 2004. Funeral Services were held Aug. 1, 2004 at Burke Mortuary Chapel in Newton with Burial followed in Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
She was a member of Piney Grove Baptist where she served as treasurer for many years. She was retired from Newton Glove.
Survivors include her son Bob Sipe; two sisters, Nell Wilkinson of Denver and Stella Caldwell of Newton; and four grandchildren, Tony Poole, Brian Poole, Terry Don Sipe and Norma Brittain; two great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; and four step-great-great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Piney Grove Baptist Church, 2400 Balls Creek Church Road in Claremont, NC 28610.
Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the family.
CHERRYVILLE â€” Floyd Bayne â€œPeteâ€ Shull, 74, of 708 East Drive, Cherryville, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2004.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at City Memorial Cemetery, with the Rev. Ken Gibson officiating.
Born in Lincoln County, he was an operator for Gaston Industries.
Survivors include a son Bayne Shull of Cherryville; a daughter, Linda Shull of Cherryville; three brothers, Bill Shull of Waco; Jerry Shull of Crouse and Caldwell Shull of Cherryville; two sisters, Lorene Beam of Cherryville and Betty Williams of Shelby; two granddaughters, Chrystal Shull Chandler and Felicia Shull Yanez; one grandson, Gary Shull; and five great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the donorâ€™s choice.
William Elliott Sr.
CATAWBA â€” William Hal Elliott Sr., 71 of 5th St. Drive SW, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hudson Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery in Catawba.. The family will receive friends tonight from 6:30 to 8 at Burke Mortuary in Newton.
Born in Catawba County, he was a member of Olivet Baptist Church. He worked at Flowers Auto Parts Co. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and Korean Conflict.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Huffman Elliott of the home; his son, William H. Elliott Jr. of Claremont; his daughter, Terrie Reese of Claremont; two grandchildren, Ashley Nicole Elliott and Kyle Brandon Reece.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimerâ€™s Foundation, 15825 Grove Road, Suite 140, Rockville, Md 20850.
ORLANDO, Fla. â€” Alease Sowell Pyant, 83, of 3361 South Kirkland Road, formerly of Lincolnton, died July 28, 2004.
Funeral services will be held today at Providence Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will be at the home of Bessie B. Gidney, 1014 East Pine St., Lincolnton.
Born in Lincoln County, she was a member of Second Baptist Church. She worked at Lincoln Nursing Center for 19 years.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Elizabeth â€œLeroyâ€ Foster and Mamie Bell Sowell, both of Orlando; three brothers, Lawrence Bynum, Leonard Bynum and Benjamin Bynum, all of Lincolnton; one sister, Bessie B. Gidney of Lincolnton; seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Ebony and Whiteâ€™s Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
LAWNDALE â€” Bishop Lucious Gass, 81, of 150 Potato House Road, died July 31, 2004.
Arrangements are incomplete at Enloe Mortuary.
MAIDEN â€” Michael â€œMikeyâ€ Ashley Crouse, 22, of P.L. Propst Road, died July 30, 2004. The funeral will be at 4 p.m. today at Cedar Grove Baptist Church where he was a member. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Born in Catawba County, he was a 2000 graduate of Maiden High School.
Survivors include his father, Michael Gene Crouse of the home; his mother, Brenda Scronce Crouse of Conover; grandparents, Harold and JoAnn Crouse of Newton and Lee and Lovena Scronce of Vale; a stepsister, April Scronce of Vale; and a special friend, Sue Carpenter of Hickory.
Memorials may be made to Cedar Grove Baptist Church, 6105 Startown Road, Maiden, NC 28650 or Hospice of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658. Burke Mortuaries is in charge of arrangements.