Stephanie Gail Wheeler
CLAREMONT â€“ Stephanie Gail Wheeler, 46, of 3677 Davie Street, died Aug. 23, 2004. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Goodin-Drum Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Maiden Cemetery.
Born in Baltimore County, Md., she was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Eric William Wheeler, of the home; her mother, Marjorie Dorrett Monk, of Maryland; her father, Charles Spangler; step-father, Paul Monk, of Maryland; and a sister, Lauren Rodregiz, of Denver, CO.
Johnny S. Davis
IRON STATION â€” The Rev. Johnny S. Davis, 73, of 927 Furnace Road, died Aug. 24, 2004. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church. Burial will follow with a DAV graveside service at Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at First Baptist Church.
Born in Burke County, he was retired from Duke Power and the ministry. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Korean and Vietnam wars.
Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Spencer Davis of the home; four sons, Timothy Mark Davis of Clover, S.C., and Jeffrey Davis, Robert Davis and Johnny Edward Davis, all of Iron Station; one daughter, Pamela A. McAlister of Lincolnton; two brothers, Clyde Davis and Leon Davis, both of Iron Station; four sisters, Dolly Caldwell of Cowpens, S.C., Polly Heafner of Crossnore, N.C., and Eula Mae Chapman and Olivia Painter, both of Lincolnton; 17 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar St., Lincolnton, N.C. 28092 or First Baptist Church, 201 Robin Road, Lincolnton, N.C. 28092.
Warlick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
VALE â€” Floyd Cullen Jarrell, 79, of 708 Tower Road, died Aug. 23, 2004. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Highland Drive Free Will Baptist Church where he was a member. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Born in Lincoln County, he was retired from Cochrane Furniture.
Survivors include one son, David Jarrell of Vale; one daughter, Linda Huskins of Vale; four grandchildren, Brian Jarrell, Wesley Jarrell, Matthew Jarrell and Emily Wyatt; and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Highland Drive Free Will Baptist Church, 2810 Highland Drive, Lincolnton, N.C. 28092.
Carpenters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
GRANITE FALLS â€” Joseph B. McNeely, 89, of Howard Austin Road, died Aug. 23, 2004. A memorial service will be held at a later date with burial in Forest Hill Cemetery in Morganton.
He was born in Burke County.
Survivors include one son, Joe McNeely of Granite Falls; one step-son, Charles Parris of Morganton; one step-daughter, Laura McCoy of Morganton; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to VFW Post 5362, 557 Hopewell Road, Morganton, N.C. 28655 or Burke United Christian Ministry, 305B West Union St., Morganton, N.C. 28655.
Burke Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
CHERRYVILLE â€” Franklin Lee Knight, 56, of 409 W. Ballard St., died Aug. 21, 2004. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. today at Cherryville Missionary Methodist Church, where he was a member. Burial will follow at City Memorial Cemetery.
Born in Gaston County, he was an expediter at Bradington Young.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Hall Knight of the home; one daughter, April Hamilton of Cherryville; one son, Jason Knight of Kings Mountain; three brothers, Cecil Knight of Ellenboro, Carroll Knight of Cherryville, and Wade Knight of Dallas; two sisters, Frankie Sanders and Joanna Drewery, both of Cherryville; and three grandchildren, Ericka Hamilton, Dalton Hamilton and Kathryne Knight.
Memorials may be made to the Lee Knight Medical Expense Fund, c/o Cherryville Missionary Methodist Church, 318 W. Ballard St., Cherryville, N.C. 28021.
ROCK HILL, S.C. â€“ Grace Bean Howard Tankersley, 93, of Ebenezer Senior Services in Rock Hill, formerly of Blair, S.C., died Aug. 21, 2004. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Salem Presbyterian Church, 276 Highway 215 N., Salem Crossroads, Blair, S.C. Burial will follow at 4 p.m. at St. Markâ€™s Lutheran Church Cemetery, 1203 St. Markâ€™s Church Road, Cherryville. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Pope Funeral Home of Winnsboro.
Born in Granite Falls, she was retired from UniRoyal Inc. and was a member of Salem Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include four step-children, Clyde W. Tankersley Jr., Charles Tankersley and Pauline T. Crisp of Whitmire, S.C., and Billy Joe Tankersley of Cross Hill, S.C.; twelve step-grandchildren; fifteen step-great-grandchildren; and three step-great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Salem Presbyterian Church, 276 Highway 215 N., Blair, SC 29015 and St. Markâ€™s Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund, 1203 St. Markâ€™s Church Road, Cherryville, NC 28021.
Lena Mae Redding
Lena Mae Kersey Redding, 84, of 3392 Hwy 274 died August 24, 2004 at home. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 26 at Hullâ€™s Grove Baptist Church in Vale with Rev. Marc Redding officiating. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service and burial will be in the Bessemer City Cemetery.
A native of Gaston County, Redding worked in retails furniture sale and was a salesperson and manager of Sprouse Radio Company in Gastonia for 15 years. Her husband was the late R. Herman Redding. She was a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church in Huntersville.
Survivors include her son and daughter in law Rev. Robert Redding and wife Elizabeth Wedding of the home, her sister Winnie Weaver of Shelby, her grandchildren Harry and Linda Shelton and Jay and Lois Hallman of Lincolnton and Rev. Marc and Chrissie Redding of Vale. She has eight grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Lincoln County 107 North Cedar St., Lincolnton N.C. 28092 or Hullâ€™s Grove Baptist Church, 6670 N.C. Hwy 27, Vale N.C. 28168.
Carpenters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
CHERRYVILLE â€” Thomas Dean Howell, 80, of 801 N. Mountain St., died Aug. 23, 2004. Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Cedar Grove Lutheran Church where he was a member. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home.
Born in Lincoln County, he was a brick mason at T.C. Strickland Construction Co. of Shelby. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Willie E. Howell of the home; six sons, Harlan Howell, Gerald Howell, Darrell Howell and Steve Howell, all of Cherryville, Garry Howell of Shelby, and Randy Howell of Monroe; one daughter, Kim Davis of Statesville; two sisters, Ruth Queen of Hickory and Velma Sain of Lawndale; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Cedar Grove Lutheran Church, 261 Cedar Grove Church Road, Vale, N.C. 28168 or Alzheimerâ€™s Association, 3420 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28215.
Hester Bivens Campbell
Hester Bivens Campbell, 94, formerly of 843 Buffalo Shoals Road and former resident of both the Hillside Apartments and the Boger City Rest Home, passed away August 24, 2004 at the Brian Center, Lincolnton.
Mrs. Campbell was born September 27, 1909 in Cleveland County to the late John L. and Belzora Johnson Bivens. She was the widow of the late Marion L. Campbell, her husband of 44 years. She was retired, having worked over 65 years in textiles. She attended Wayside Christian Church.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Susie Campbell of Lake Norman, formerly of Newton; three granddaughters and husbands, Sherri and Robert Pannell of Harrisburg; Gina and Charles Gunter of Huntersville; Terri and Vic Phillips of Flower Mound, Texas; six great-grandchildren, Coleman and Russell Pannell; Sara and Emily Gunter; Hunter and Hayden Phillps; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Boyd Bivens of Iron Station and Arles Bivens of Lincolnton; four sisters, Binnie Turner of Cherryville, Macie Lynn of Iron Station, and Dorothy Keever and Zinnie Talbert, both of Lincolnton.
She was preceded in death by a beloved daughter-in-law, Marcie Prince Campbell; three brothers and three sisters: Walt, Hosea, Alvin, Bonnie, Clair and Mae; five step-children, Paul Campbell of Lincolnton, Ernest Campbell and Grady Campbell of High Point, Susie Abernathy of Iron Station and Helen McCalister of Lincolnton.
Warlick Funeral Home of Lincolnton is in charge of arrangements.
The family will receive friends at Warlick Funeral Home from 1 to 2 p.m Friday, Aug. 27, 2004. Funeral services will follow in the funeral home chapel at 2 p.m. Friday, conducted by Rev. Brant Hoots, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, Newton. Burial will be at St. Paul Baptist Church Cemetery, Casar. Warlick Funeral Home of Lincolnton is in charge of arrangements.