John Whitener Sr.
MAIDEN â€“ John W. Whitener Sr., 61, of Ginger Lane, died Nov. 17, 2004. A service of remembrance will be held 2 p.m. today at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Lincolnton. The family will receive friends from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. today at Drum Funeral Home in Conover.
A native of Catawba County, he was the former operator of Custom Homes in Belmont.
Survivors include wife Grace Dugger Whitener; three daughters, Lorie Ann Whitener, Tina Marie Whitener of Dallas and Teresa Lynn Holloway of Alexis; two sons, John Wayne Whitener Jr. of Iron Station and John Russell Whitener; two sisters, Brends Overcash of Denver and Peggy Plyler of Charlotte; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
W. Dale Elmore
William Dale Elmore, 56, of 1850 Highway 82, died Nov. 17, 2004. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. today at Gainsville Baptist Church Cemetery.
A native of Lincoln County, he was a dispatcher with Rutherford Electric and a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War.
Survivors include one brother, Bob Elmore of Lincolnton and one sister, Hazel Elmore Alexander of Lincolnton.
Memorials may be made to Gainsville Baptist Church, 276 Gainsville Church Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092.
Lloyd Smith, 85, formerly of 3185 Maiden Highway, died Nov. 17, 2004. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday at McKendree United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Warlick Funeral Home.
A native of Gaston County, he was retired as a fertilizer salesman with Borden Inc. and was a WWII Army Veteran.
Survivors include wife Alice S. Smith; one daughter, Judy Lynch of Lincolnton; one step-brother, Tommy Smith Sr. of Lincolnton; two grandsons, Randy Lynch and Jamie Lynch, both of Lincolnton.
Memorials may be made to McKendree United Methodist Church, PO Box 426, Lincolnton, NC 28092.
Frances Ailene Richardson, 80, died Nov. 17, 2004. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service.
A native of Gaston County, she was retired from Dixie Yarns in Mt. Holly.
Survivors include one son, Buddie Richardson of Iron Station; one brother, William â€œBruceâ€ Richardson of Mt. Holly; two sisters, Jo Watts of Stanley and Georgia â€œLucyâ€ Ewing of Concord; two granddaughters, Jessica Richardson and Chris R. Morton.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar St., Lincolnton, NC 28092.
Lorene Schrum, 84, of 3170 Maiden Highway, died Nov. 18, 2004. Funeral services are 3 p.m. Sunday at McKendree United Methodist Church, where she was a member. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Warlick Funeral Home.
A native of Cleveland County, she worked for the Lincoln News as society page reporter.
Survivors include one son, Maxton Schrum of Lincolnton; one daughter, Deborah Cutshall of Terrell; one brother, Howard Wehunt of Hildebran; one sister, Pauline Miller of Vale and two grandchildren, Jedediah Schrum and Megan Schrum.
Memorials may be made to the Luther P. Schrum Scholarship Fund, c/o McKendree United Methodist Church, PO Box 426, Lincolnton, NC 28092.
CHERRYVILLE â€“ Maurice â€œGeneâ€ Eugene Anthony, 66, of 105 Putnam St., died Nov. 17, 2004. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Second Baptist Church, where he was a member. Burial will follow in City Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Carpenterâ€™s Funeral Home.
A native of Cherryville, he was retired from Howell Mill and was emplyed by NCDOT, Dallas for 10 years. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include wife Geraldine Fay Schronce Anthony; two daughters, Pamela Ann Anthony Turner and Leslie Michelle Anthony, both of Lincolnton; two brothers, Billy Anthony of Waco and Steve Anthony of Florida and two sisters, Brenda Houck of Cherryville and Barbara Haskins of Kings Mountain.
Memorials may be made to Second Baptist Church, 202 Houser St., Cherryville, NC 28021.