CONOVER â€“ Bernice Cannon Presnell, 77, died Sept. 8, 2004. Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Burke Mortuary Chapel. Interment will follow in the Catawba Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. prior to the service.
She was a native of Burke County.
Survivors include one son, Roger Lingerfelt of Morganton; one daughter, Donna Southers of Claremont; two sisters, Charlotte Laney of Icard and Christine Eckard of Hickory; five grandchildren, Troy Lingerfelt and Travis Lingerfelt, Hope Southers, Buffy Spencer and Lynn Pennell and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Woodlawn Baptist Church Building Fund.
MAIDEN â€” Mary Louise Deese Standley, 73, of 3345 Ginger Lane, died Sept. 7. 2004. Funeral services are today at 2 p.m. in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
A native of Winnsboro, S.C., she was retired form Rhyne Mills.
Survivors include one son, Steven Brooks of Dallas; three daughters, Anita Simmons of Maiden, Renee Brooks Branch of Lincolnton, Ann Brooks Jones of Maiden; one brother, Jimmy Deese of Pittsboro; one sister, Ruth Snyder of St. Cloud, FL. And twelve grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.
IRON STATION â€” Barbara Jean Williams, 51, of 4829 Hwy. 73, died Sept. 8. Graveside services were 3 p.m. Thursday at Sharon Baptist Church Cemetery.
A native of Mecklenburg, she was a cafeteria worker at Bradley Middle School.
Survivors include one son, Brian Williams of Stanley; one daughter, Donna Williams Carpenter of Lincolnton; one brother, Steve Johnson of Atlanta; one sister, Peggy J. Bruce of Matthews and four grandchildren, Brandon Brigham, Kenzie Williams, Kayla Williams and Jessica Carpenter.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar St., Lincolnton, NC 28092.
SHERRILLS FORD â€” Douglas Fields, 69, of Mocassin Drive, died Sept. 8. Funeral services are today at 2 p.m. at Burke Mortuary Chapel in Maiden. Burial will follow in Mt. Anderson Baptist Cemetery in Maiden.
He is a native of Washington County, Virginia.
Survivors include his wife Peggy Fields; two sons, William Douglas Fields of Sherrills Ford and Billy Wayne of Catawba; two brothers, Ervin Fields of Virginia and Garrett Fields of Virginia; two sisters, Cosby Gobble of Virginia and Edna Glass of High Point and two grandsons, Michael Fields and Timothy Fields.
Burke Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Marie Isabella Lubold, 85, of 711 E. McBee St., died Sept. 8. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Lincolnton Church of God. Burial will follow in Hollybrook Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the church.
A native of Mt. Holly Springs, PA., she was a homemaker.
Survivors include one son, James Anthony of Newville, PA.; one daughter, Lois Gibby of Lincolnton; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
GASTONIA â€” Melissa Dawn Newton Coletti, 36, died Sept. 6, 2004. Memorial services were held on Friday 11 a.m. at McLean Funeral Home.
She was a native of Gaston County.
Survivors include husband Frank James Coletti; one son, Seth Frank Coletti; one daughter, Ashley Nicole Lawing of Lincolnton; grandmother Marjorie Ellis of Gastonia; one sister, Buffie Newton of Gastonia; aunt Linda Nations and uncle Horace Nations, both of Gastonia.
Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville MD 20852.
McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is in charge of arrangements.
Violet Jane Poston McLain, 76, of 1816 Tomes Road, died Sept. 5, 2004. Funeral services are Saturday at 2 p.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovahâ€™s Witness. Burial will follow in Hollybrook Cemetery. Family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service at the hall.
A native of Lincoln County, she was a retired dietician, and a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahâ€™s Witnesses.
Survivors include husband, James Herman McLain; three daughters, Rachel Walters of Jamaica, N.Y., Minnie Jeter of Gastonia and Barbara Bailey of Gastonia; one brother, Emmanuel F. Poston Jr. of Columbia, S.C.; one sister, Ida Mae Mitchell of Lincolnton; eleven grandchildren and thirty great-grandchildren.
Ebony and Whiteâ€™s Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
CASAR â€“ Sue Sigmon Pruett, 61, of 352 Dirty Ankle Road, died Sept. 9, 2004. Funeral services are 3 p.m. Sunday at Stamey Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Pruett Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
A native of Cleveland County, she worked in the retail department of Goodwill Industries of Shelby and was a member of the National Wildlife Federation.
Survivors include husband James â€œJimâ€ Cleveland Pruett; two sons, Sandy Lee Christopher of Casar and Chad Eric Christopher of Maiden; two daughters, Tina Christopher Keller of Claremont and Shela Sue Forrester of Denver; one brother, Bobby Sigmon of Casar and one sister, Louise Hudson of Belwood.
Memorials may be made to the National Wildlife Federation, 11100 Wildlife Center Drive, Reston, WA 20190.
LAWNDALE â€“ Crock â€œSonnyâ€ Clemmons, 69, of 2757 Philadelphia Road, died Sept. 7, 2004. Funeral services are 4 p.m. Sunday at Indian Creek Primitive Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service at the church.
Survivors include wife Farris T. Clemmons; three sons, Gregory Thomas and Jeffrey Clemmons, both of Lawndale and Rev. Ronald Harbinson of Lincolnton; two daughters, Rita Clemmons of Lawndale and Robin Lawrence of Lincolnton; two sisters, Eula Clemmons of Cincinnati, Ohio and Bessie Thomas of Cherryville; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchilren.
Ebony and Whiteâ€™s Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
NEWTON â€” Lucille Katherine Dellinger Fox, 85, of Old Conover Startown Rd., died Sept. 9. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Newton. Burial will follow at Eastview City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Burke Mortuary in Newton.
A native of Newton, she was a member of First Baptist Church, were she worked as a nursery worker. She was a member of WMU, and served on various church committees.
Survivors include one son, Harvey â€œButchâ€ Fox of Newton; one daughter, Kathy Leatherman of Newton; one sister, Dorothy D. Duning of Newton and one granddaughter, Amy Harris of Newton.
Memorials may be made to: First Baptist Church, 501 Northwest Blvd., Newton, NC, 28658 or Gideons International, Catawba West Camp, P.O. Box 657 Conover, NC 28613.