SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH â€“ Vera Darby Beheler, 84, died Nov. 1, 2004. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Bessemer City Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the funeral at the church.
A native of Bessemer City, she worked in daycare.
Survivors include six daughters, Novella McClung of Salt Lake City, Pat Bryan of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Kay Norwood of Bessemer City, Sherry Williamson of Tucson, Ariz., Anita Walker of Hemingway, S.C. and Darlene Gause of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; two sons, Claude Beheler Jr. and David Beheler of Lincolnton; 18 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
E.F. Drum Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
CHERRYVILLE â€“ Clayton Lee McSwain, 55, of 104 Sador Street, died Nov. 2, 2004. A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Friday in Cone Memorial Chapel of Carpenterâ€™s Funeral Home. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
A native of Cleveland County, he was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and was formerly employed as a regional manager for Fast and Fresh Food Stores. He served as a U.S. Marine veteran in Vietnam and received a purple heart.
Survivors include three sons, David McSwain of Grover and Dale McSwain and Daniel McSwain, both of Blacksburg, S.C.; two daughters, Spring Neal of Cherryville, Pamela McSwain of Grover, six grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, and one brother, Louis Ricky McSwain of Cherryville.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150 or Somerset Court of Shelby, 950 Hardin Drive, Shelby, NC 28150.
Robert â€œBobâ€ Ray Rudisill, 51, of 1248 Oak Grove Church Road, died Nov. 4, 2004. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Long Shoals Wesleyan Church where he was a member. Burial will follow at New Vision Ministries. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at E.F. Drum Funeral Home.
Born in Lincoln County, he was an inspector at Ethan Allen. He was a member of the Boy Scouts.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Heavner Rudisill; one son, Eric Rudisill of Charlotte; one daughter, Hannah Rebekah Rudisill of Lincolnton; his mother, Bernice Danner Rudisill of Denver; one sister, Linda Rudisill of Cary, N.C.; and one grandson, Noah Robert Rudisill.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or Long Shoals Wesleyan Church.
REIDSVILLE â€“ Kitty King Bradmon, 80, died Nov. 3, 2004. Funeral services are 3 p.m. Saturday at Baptist Temple Church, where she was a member. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
A native of Guilford County, she was retired from Burlington Industries and was also a member of Providence Baptist Church in Holly Ridge.
Survivors include two daughters, Marilyn Howerton of Reidsville and Beth Monday of Greenville; two sons, Jerry Bradmon of Reidsville and Larry Bradmon of Lincolnton.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rockingham County, P.O. Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27325.
Wilkerson Funeral Service in Reidsville is in charge of arrangements.
LINCOLNTON â€“ Flossie Williams Beard, 93, of 1014 Gaston Street, died Nov. 4, 2004. Funeral services are 3:30 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Maiden, where she was a member. Burial will follow in Maiden City Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
A native of Catawba County, she was an inspector in textiles.
Survivors include one daughter, Janette Harbinson of Maiden; two sisters, Evelyn Cresimore of Maiden and Ornah Jordan of Irmo, S.C.; one granddaughter, Lynne Jenkins of Maiden; one great-grandson, Matt Jenkins of Maiden and two great-great grandsons, Collin and Chase Jenkins of Denver.
Goodin-Drum Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
HUNTERSVILLE â€“ Mary Lilly Quick, 67, of 13001 Old Statesville Road, died Nov. 2, 2004. Graveside services are 1 p.m. today at Zion Hill Baptist Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
A native of Chesterfield, S.C., she was a retired cook from Central Piedmont Community College.
Survivors include three sons, Colden Quick, Anthony Quick and Xavier Quick, all of Charlotte; four sisters, Christine Ellerbe of Pinehurst, Bernecia Hannah of Camden and Ruby Moore and Dorothy Keearney of Los Angeles; John Lester McFarlin of Candor; Richard McFarlin of Seattle; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Ebony and Whiteâ€™s Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Paul E. Hastings, 88, of 611 Aderholdt Road, died Nov. 4, 2004. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Hephzibah Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Carpenterâ€™s Funeral Home.
A native of Gaston County, he was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Lincolnton and was a retired dairy and beef farmer. He served 28 years as district supervisor of the Gaston Soil and Water District.
Survivors include two daughters, Sylvia Sellers and Paula Wallace, both of Gastonia; one brother, T.C. Hastings of Bessemer City; one sister, Mildred Eaker of Cherryville; four grandchildren, Rev. Lou Ann Sellers of Duisburg, Germany, Nancy S. Roberts of Columbia, S.C., Alec A. Wallace of Charlotte and Sonya w. Snowdon of Charlotte and two great-granddaughters, Ansley Roberts and Jordan Roberts, both of Columbia, S.C.
Memorials may be made to Gaston Conservation District Auxiliary, 1303 Cherryville Hwy., Dallas, NC 28034.
Howard L. Summitt died Nov. 4, 2004. Funeral services are 3 p.m. Saturday at Laboratory United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service.
A native of Lincoln County, he was retired.
Survivors include wife Jewell Lynch Summitt; one son, Timothy R. Summitt of Lincolnton; one daughter, Elizabeth Ashley Summitt of Charleston, W. Va. and one grandson, Jonathan Summitt of Raleigh.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar St., Lincolnton, NC 28092.