NEWTON â€” Harrill Curlee Coley, 65, of West 6 Street, died Sept. 21, 2004. A memorial service was held 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Burke Mortuary Chapel.
A native of Catawba County, he served in the U.S. Army Reserve.
Survivors include wife Kathryn Stutts Coley; two sons, Howard Garrison Coley of Greensboro and Dr. Harrill Christopher Coley of Greenville; one daughter, Melissa Coley Dechario of San Diego, Calif.; one brother, Billy Garrison Coley of Conover; two grandchildren, Tate Garrison and Caroline Kathryn Coley, both of Greensboro.
Memorials may be made to Grace Reformed United Church of Christ, 117 East â€œJâ€ St., Newton, NC 28658 or Hospice of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658.
Burke Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
VALE â€” Ruby Gantt Powell, 77, of 7299 Hallman Mill Rd., died Sept. 22, 2004. Funeral services were 11 a.m. today at Hebron United Methodist Church where she was a member. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
A native of Lincoln County, she was retired from Blackwelder Textiles of Cherryville.
Survivors include one son, Ford Reid of Vale; two daughters, Judy Howell and Penny Hullette, both of Cherryville; two sisters, Clara Gantt Rhoney of Valdese and Kathryn Gantt Yarbro of Lincolnton; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hebron United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 183 Howard Lingerfelt Rd., Vale, NC 28168.
Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Carlene Bolen, 56, of 124 Hillside Drive, died Sept. 22, 2004. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the residence. Burial will be held in Barnwell, S.C.
Mrs. Bolen was a homemaker.
Survivors include one son, David Webb Jr. of Lincolnton; one daughter, Tangela Lynn Rice of Aberdeen; one brother, Jerry Bolen of Andrews, S.C.; six sisters, Sarah B. Keel of Fayetteville, Betty B. Walker of Charleston, S.C., Leila B. Rogers of Timmonsville, S.C., Sadie B. Lacy, Martha B. Crawford and Jackie B. Hogan, all of Texas and four grandchildren, David H. Webb III, Aaron Tyler Webb, Maranda Brook Rice and Ridge Alden Rice.
CHERRYVILLE â€” Oscar Lee Huss Jr., 68, of 301 South Elm Street, died Sept. 20, 2004.
Funeral services are 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Bethpage Lutheran Church where he was a member. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
A native of Lincoln County, he was a retired manager of seismic data processing for CGG Oil Exploration Co. He served in the U.S. Air Force, was a member of American Legion Post #100, was active in the Cherryville Little Theater, was a member of FM&AM Lodge # 505, the Oasis Shrine, a past president of the Cherryville Lionâ€™s Club, and a 32nd Degree Mason.
Survivors include wife Sandra Luck Huss; son Laurence Oscar Lee Huss of Jacksonville, Fla.; two granddaughters, Kristy Huss and Lauren Huss, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sisters, Lorene Margaret Hamrick of Shelby and Jean Hoyle of Vale and one brother, Reid Huss of Cherryville.
Memorials may be made to Bethphage Lutheran Church, 3440 Hwy. #182, Lincolnton, N.C. 28092
Carpenterâ€™s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
CONOVER â€” Charlie Vernon Stewart, 78, of Emmanuel Church Road, died Sept. 22, 2004.
The funeral service will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Lutheran Church where he was a member. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Saturday at the church.
Born in Catawba County, he was retired from Broyhill Furniture in Conover after 36 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in World War II and was the recipient of the American Theater Ribbon and the Victory Medal.
Survivors include his wife, Charlene Morrow Stewart; two daughters, Vickie Armstrong and Patricia Tallant, both of Conover; three sisters, Mary Stewart of Florida, Ethel Stewart McGuire of Texas and Wilma Deal of Newton; two brothers, Joe Stewart of Claremont and Dale Stewart of Conover; a stepbrother, Paul E. Hall Jr.; and a sister-in-law, Hazel Stewart Seitz of Claremont; three grandchildren, Keith Alan Black, Billy Howard Tallant and Amanda Gail Tallant; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Bethel Lutheran Church Building Fund, 5759 Bolick Road, Claremont, NC 28610; Emmanuel Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 2448 Emmanuel Church Road, Conover, NC 28613; or to Oxford Baptist Church Building Fund, 5965 Springs Road, Conover, NC 28613.
Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover is in charge of arrangements.
CONOVER â€“ Timothy Lee Huffman, 41, of Little Road died Sept. 24, 2004.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Burke Mortuary in Newton.
IRON STATION â€“Brendan Avery Reel, 1 month, of 368 Lambs Way, died Sept. 23. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Amity Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from noon to 1:30 p.m. prior to the service at the cemetery.
Survivors include parents Mark Reel of Hickory and mother Shelly Williams of Iron Station; one brother, Jordan Reel of Iron Station; one sister, Bailey Reel of Iron Station; paternal grandparents Ernest Reel and Marie Jolly of Hickory and maternal grandparents Cheri and Reginald Williams.
LANSING â€” Bessie Faye Osborne died Sept. 22, 2004. Funeral services are 4 p.m. Sunday at Jefferson United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends Saturday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Badger Funeral Home.
Survivors include one son, Rev. Dr. Ray Osborne of Lincolnton and one daughter, Juanita Osborne of West Jefferson.