HUNTERSVILLE â€“ Jennings â€œBoydâ€ Knight, 63, died Dec. 1, 2004. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel at Raymer Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Mecklenburg Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.
A native of Gibson, he was retired from Coca-Cola Bottling Company and served in the Army National Guard. He was also the promoter of East Lincoln Motor Speedway.
Survivors include wife Earnestine Knight; one daughter, Sharon Knight Perry; two grandsons, Blake and Chase Perry; son Timothy Boyd Knight; and two granddaughters, Abigail and Caroline Knight, mother Flora Knight of Laurel Hill; four sisters, Betty Covington of Rockingham; Brenda Harrison of Jackson, Miss., Katie Hutchinson of Shelby and Ann Knight of Hilton Head, S.C.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lake Norman, 705 Griffin St., Suite 203, Davidson, NC 28036.
Thelma Payseur Brooks, 75, of 1228 High Shoals Road, died Dec. 1, 2004. Funeral services are 2 p.m. today at Landers Chapel Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
A native of Lincoln County, she was retired from Harris Teeter as an assistant manager in the Deli Department.
Survivors include one son, Allen Laws of Lowell; one daughter, Cathy Lewis Lineberger of Lincolnton; one sister, Peggy Payseur Rash of Lincolnton; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 434 Fayetteville St. Mall, Two Hanover Square, Sujte 1600, Raleigh, NC.
Warlick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
NEWTON â€“ John Levi Travis, 82, of Caleb-Setzer Road, died Dec. 2, 2004. Funeral services are 3 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, where he was a member. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
A native of Catawba County, he was retired from Old Dominion Box Company and B&B Printing. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII.
Survivors include wife Anna Weddington Travis; one daughter, Marietta Warner of Conover; one son, Clyde Wrenn Travis of Newton; three brothers, Carlton Travis of Conover, Glenn Travis of Newton and Martin Travis of Newton and three sisters, Louise Lester of Conover, Mary London of Kannapolis and Charlotte Cranford of Newton.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 2103 Mt. Olive Church Road, Newton, NC 28658.
Burke Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
WINSTON SALEM â€“ Merl Edgar Kelly, 71, died Nov. 29, 2004. Funeral services are 11 a.m. today at Union Ridge United Methodist Church, where he was a member. Burial will follow in Westlawn Gardens of Memory in Clemmons.
A native of Harwick, Pa., he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean Conflict in Medical Battalion of the 11th Airborne. He was employed with McLean Trucking, Anchor Motor Freight and a business agent for Local 391 Teamsters.
Survivors include wife Dorothy Shrum Kelly; one son, Gary Kelly of Lewisville; three daughters, Kathy LaVassaur of Liverpool, NY, Debbie Doss of Winston-Salem, Beth Parker of Winston-Salem; his mother, Frances English of CA; five grandchildren, Jeremy Wray, Brandon Wray, Lauren Parker, Michael Doss and Kelly Doss; a step granddaughter, Yulanda Reed; two great-step-grandchildren; a brother, A.D. (Buzz) Kelly of PA; two sisters, Erma Spangler and Janet Worthley, both of California.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriners Childrenâ€™s Hospital, 604 Doug Mayes Place, Charlotte, NC 28262 or Union Ridge United Methodist Church, 3620 Old Lexington Rd., Winston-Salem, NC 27107.
SHELBY â€“ Mary Surratt Reid, 60, of 12700 Parkton Place, died Nov. 29, 2004. Funeral services are 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Green Bethel Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends thirty minutes prior to the service.
She was a native of Cleveland County.
Enloe Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
SHELBY â€“ Richard Lee McCombs, 50, of 1318 New House Road, died Dec. 1, 2004. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Enloe Mortuary.
John Daniel Froneberger
Mr. John Daniel Froneberger, age 61, of 702 S. Aspen Street, Lincolnton, NC died Wednesday, December 1, 2004 of Hodgkinâ€™s Disease at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem, NC.
His funeral will be held at 3:30 PM today, Friday, December 3, 2004 at First Presbyterian Church in Lincolnton, NC with Pastor Mary McKey officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:30 p.m. until 3:15 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow at St. Lukeâ€™s Episcopal Church Cemetery, Lincolnton, NC.
Mr. Froneberger was born in Winston-Salem, NC on March 16, 1943 to the late Augustus Kenneth Froneberger, who passed away in 1972, and the late Virginia Grimsley Burckmyer Froneberger Hartman, who passed away in 2001. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his stepfather, Carl Robert Hartman, in 1975. Mr. Froneberger was a 1961 graduate of Lincolnton High School and a 1965 graduate of the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. He served in the U.S. Army.
Survivors include: one brother, LTC Thomas Mellon Froneberger and his wife, Ingrid, of Fayetteville, NC; one sister, Dr. Margaret (Peggy) Froneberger Carter, of Winston-Salem, NC; one nephew, Kenneth Russell Carter, of Winston-Salem, NC; two nieces, Anna Virginia Froneberger of Arlington, VA and Margaret Susan Froneberger of Fayetteville, NC; three step-sisters, Alice Jean Harman Rudisill and her husband Ben of Hartwell, GA, Marguerite Harman Czarnecki of Ashville, NC, Penny Hartman Bost of Birmingham, AL and a number of step nieces and nephews,
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 114 West Main Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092 or to Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.
Warlick Funeral Home is serving the family.