MAIDEN â€” William Rupert Evans Jr., 62, of 3437 Briarwood Drive, died Aug. 17, 2004. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Goodin-Drum Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Maiden Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 today at the funeral home.
Born in Buncombe County, he was a textile worker at Carolina Mills in Maiden.
Survivors include a son, Brian Evans of Lenoir; a daughter, Cindy Brooks of Maiden; his mother, Gladys Swann of Asheville; a brother, Jimmy McMahan of Lincolnton; a sister, Jackie Evans of Asheville; a half-brother, Pearson McMahan of Florida; a half-sister, Dale Glaze of Florida; his first wife, Louise Evans of Maiden and five grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the donorâ€™s choice.
NEWTON â€” Shane Alan Coyle, 16, of Hwy. 10 E., died Aug. 16, 2004. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Burke Mortuary Chapel in Newton.
Born in Jamestown, NY, he was a student at Bandys High School.
Survivors include his mother, Kristine King Coyle of the home; a sister, Samantha Coyle of the home; his grandparents, Otis King of Henrietta, NY, Richard and Sandra Wetsel of Hickory, NC and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Coyle of West Henrietta, NY.
VALE â€” Marie Detter Parker, 79, of 8164 Hwy. 10 west, died Aug. 17, 2004. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. today at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, where she was a member. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Born in Lincoln County, she was formerly employed by Catawba County School System and Broughton Hospital.
Survivors include a son, Donald Parker of Vale; a daughter, Vivian Parker of Hickory; a granddaughter, Karen Sharpe; a sister, Edith Wise of Vale and a brother, Carroll Detter of Lenoir.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 8046 N. Hebron Church Road, Vale, NC 28168.
Stamey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Rodney Willard Fredenberg, 71, of 109 Hillcrest Drive, died Aug. 19, 2004. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bess Chapel United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends follow the service in the church fellowship hall.
Born in Matamoras, Pa., he was a former terminal manager in the trucking industry and was retired from the U.S. Air Force.
Survivors include his wife, Laurene Kinch Fredenberg of the home; a son, Richard Fredenberg of Harrison City Pa.; two daughters, Lynda Fredenberg of Lincolnton and Lori Thompson of Bath, NH; a brother, Robert Fredenberg of South Windson, Conn.; six grandchildren, Cheryl McKean, Christy Boyles, Michael Thompson, Corey Thompson, Kimberly Fredenberg and Sean Fredenberg and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Bess Chapel United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 2741 Hwy. 274, Cherryville, NC 28021.
Warlick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
SHELBY â€” Kenneth â€œBearâ€ Wayne Anderson, 50, of 120 Plato Lee Road, died Aug. 18, 2004. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cone Memorial Chapel of Carpenters Funeral Home. Burial will follow in St. Markâ€™s Lutheran Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Born in Cleveland County, he was formerly employed by Bipco in Gastonia.
Survivors include a daughter, Kimberly Spurling of Shelby; a sister, Judy Morrison of Shelby; two brothers, Ronnie Anderson of Kings Mountain and Claude Anderson of Grover and three grandchildren, Scott Spurling, Amanda Spurling and Hunter Spurling.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2315-A Sunset Avenue, Rocky Mount,NC 27804.
IRON STATION â€” Jerry Ray Doby, 59, of Iron Station, died Aug. 20, 2004.
Arrangements are incomplete at Warlick Funeral Home.
William Terry Biggerstaff
Mr. William Terry Biggerstaff, age 69 of 3258 Startown Road in Lincolnton, NC died Thursday, August 19, 2004 at Carolinas Medical Center.
His funeral will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Marvin United Methodist Church with Rev. James Tate officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Saturday prior to the service in the church fellowship hall.
Mr. Biggerstaff was born on April 9, 1935 in Lincoln County to the late Coen and Mary Chapman Biggerstaff.
Survivors include: sister, Nancy Watts of the home; two nieces, Deborah Perry of Gaffney, SC, Billie Lawson of Denver, NC; one great niece, Alicia Perry of Gaffney, SC.
Memorials may be made to Marvin United Methodist Church, 2371 Startown Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092.
Warlick Funeral Home is serving the family.
Anne Elizabeth â€œTis-A-Babeâ€ McCall Callaway, 85, of Denver died August 18, 2004. The family will receive friends this afternoon, August 20, 2004, at the Callaway home from 2:00 p.m. until. The body will lie in repose at Denver United Methodist Church from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m on Saturday, August 21, 2004, and the funeral will follow at the church at 3:00 p.m.
Elizabeth was born in the family home on what is now Keistlerâ€™s Store Road to Fred Garson McCall and Fannie Howard McCall. With the homes of aunts, uncles, and a multitude of cousins nearby, her life was lived among the closest of extended families.
The Salutatorian of the Sherrillâ€™s Ford High Schoolâ€™s class of 1936, she and her husband, Dwight Callaway, were married in a surprise ceremony at the schoolâ€™s annual banquet two years after their graduation.
Elizabeth was one of North Carolinaâ€™s pioneering female athletes. She was a standout high school basketball player, before accepting an athletic scholarship to Charlotteâ€™s Geyerâ€™s Business College. The Geyer players drew crowds to their basketball games against YWCA teams, textile mill squads, and the few other local college womenâ€™s athletic teams. She somehow managed to play four years for the two-year school.
Following graduation and her basketball years, she worked for Charlotteâ€™s American Trust Company (now Bank of America) and Associated Transport, before joining her husband in founding Callaway Homes in Denver in 1969.
Elizabeth was a sports fan her entire life and could be found cheering some team on TV when she wasnâ€™t on some little league, jr. high, high school, or college set of bleachers calling encouragement (along with court tactics) to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
She lived in the heart of Denver literally and figuratively. Her family revolved about her home there, and she extended the family bonds to many, making them a part of her homeplace, too.
She was a member of Denver United Methodist Church.
Elizabeth was predeceased by her husband Dwight, brother Lewis Grundy â€œL.G.â€ McCall of Greensboro, and sister Ada Lee McCall Sigmon. Survivors include her brothers, Fred McCall, Jr. and wife Pearl of Buies Creek, NC, Ned McCall and wife Rita of Charlotte and sister-in-law Amy McCall of Greensboro; children, Gailya Cherry and husband Steve, Dwight Callaway Jr. and wife Kay, Annette Lawing and husband Tommy, all of Denver, and Forrest Callaway of Saluda, NC; grandchildren, Kevin Cherry, Lana Parrish and husband Jimmy, Dwight â€œTrippâ€ Callaway III and wife Tonya, Kirt Callaway and wife Lynn, Allison Horne and husband Dennis, Michael Lawing and wife Tonya, Todd Lawing and wife Andi, and Derek Lawing.
Grandchildren Kent and Paige Cherry preceded her in death. Surviving great-grandchildren include Addison Parrish, Cason Parrish, Kaylany Callaway, Dawson Horne, Allden Horne, Ty Callaway, jameson Parrish, and Ansley Horne. Elizabeth is also survived by a host of close nieces, nephews, and friends.
Memorials may be made to Denver United Methodist Church.