CHERRYVILLE â€” James Robert Neal, 90, of 211 Milo Neal Road, died June 13, 2004. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Shady Grove Baptist Church, where he was a member. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Born in Cleveland County, he was retired from L&K Textiles and Sweetree Manufacturing.
Survivors include three daughters, Norma Nutter of Cherryville, Rhoda Spangler of Monroe and Betty Bare of China Grove; a brother, Marcus Neill of Cherryville; two sisters, Vera Hannon of Cherryville and Bertha Russ of Waco; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and a great great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to Shady Grove Baptist Church, PO Box 330, Cherryville, NC 28021.
Carpenters Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
CONOVER â€” Bobby Grey Medlin, 75, of 4th Street SW, died June 13, 2004. Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. today at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Claremont, where he was a member. Burial will follow in St. Markâ€™s Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Born in Catawba County, he was a member of Local 71 Teamster Union through Johnson Motor Lines.
Survivors include his wife, Joan Carpenter Medlin of the home; four sons, Mike Medlin of the home, Scott Medlin of Catawba, Tony Medlin of Newton and Lynn Medlin of Hildebran; two brothers, J.C. Medlin and Gene Medlin both of Claremont; five grandchildren, Carrie Brown, Cindy Queen, Bobby Medlin, Justin Medlin and Alisha Medlin; two step-grandchildren, Joshua McArthur and Matthew McArthur and two great-grandchildren.
Burke Mortuary in Newton is in charge of arrangements.
CONOVER â€” Donald Lynn Warren, 50, of Rock Barn Road, died June 13, 2004. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today at Lighthouse Ministries in Claremont. Burial will follow in St. Markâ€™s Lutheran Cemetery.
Born in Bristol, Va., he was a member of Lighthouse Ministries.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Warren of the home; his parents, Bill and Betty Warren of Bluff-City, Tenn.; two sons, Donnie Randolph of Newton and Bobby Randolph of Conover; a daughter, Jeanna Martin of Claremont; three brothers, Jim Warren, Billy Warren and Jerry Warren all of Bluff-City, Tenn.; a sister, Jeannie Reed of Bluff-City, Tenn. and eight grandchildren, Sierra Martin, Donnie Randolph, Cody Randolph, Tyler Martin, Taylor Martin, Amber Randolph, Dylan Randolph and Luke Randolph.
Burke Mortuary in Newton is in charge of arrangements.
IRON STATION â€” Lucy Bush Stiles, 75, of Hwy. 73, formerly of Catawba County, died June 14, 2004. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Drum Funeral Home Chapel in Conover. Burial will follow in Conover City Cemetery.
Born in Dandridge, Tenn., she was a member of Pentecostal Church of the Living God in Newton and retired from Boise Cascade.
Survivors include her husband, C. Dillard Stiles Sr. of the home; a son, Marion Stiles of Conover; four daughters, Judy Hull and Betty Lovelace both of Iron Station, Pam Lowery of Lincolnton and Darlene Lane of Walnut Cove; three brothers, Rev. George Bush of Vale, Glenn Bush of Maryville, Tenn. and Cecil Bush of Texas; two sisters, Clydabea Clevinger and Vonnie Tingley both of Maryville, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
BOONE â€” Dorothy Louise Jesson Clark, 86, of Appalachian Brian Estates, died June 12, 2004. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel in Boone. Graveside services and burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Gayâ€™s Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Salisbury. The family will receive friends from 9 until 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Born in Coshocton, Ohio, she was a self-employed piano and voice teacher and served as music director in many churches.
Survivors include a daughter, Chris Clark of Boone; a son, Phillip Clark of Louisville, Ken.; two grandsons, Japhy Ferguson and Sgt. Richard Clark; a granddaughter, Kari Foreman and a great-grandson.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Watauga County, 136 Furman Road, Boone, NC 28607.
SHELBYâ€” William Ladney Stell, 80, of 4158 Fallston Road, died June 15, 2004. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, where he was a member. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:30 tonight at Stamey Funeral Home.
Born in Graham County, he was retired from the License, Theft and Weight Enforcement Section of the Department of Motor Vehicles as the district supervisor and was a State Highway Patrol.
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Heavner Stell; a sister-in-law, Jeanne Stell of Greensboro and two nieces.
Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 3932 Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Road, Shelby, NC 28150.
James Keith Turner
Mr. James Keith Turner, age 61, of 1891 Startown Road in Lincolnton died Saturday, June 12, 2004 at Gaston Memorial Hospital.
A Celebration of Life service was held 11:00am Tuesday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. Gary Dittman, Rev. Kim Trabold and Rev. Dr. Boyce Whitener officiating. The family received friends from 6:30pm until 8:30pm Monday night at Warlick Funeral Home.
Keith was a native of Lincoln County, born on November 20, 1942. He was the son of the late J.D. Turner. He was a graduate of NCSU and attended the US Naval Academy. He was President of TPS Machinery. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, where he served as vice-chairman of the church council, Sunday school teacher and representative to the NC Synod Assembly. He was co-founder of â€œHelping Hands/Giving Heartsâ€, an outreach ministry of the YMCA, and served on the board of directors for Carolina Cross Connection.
Survivors include: wife, Paula Yount Turner of the home; two daughters, Lori White and husband Chan of Lincolnton, NC, Monica Markolf and husband Beau of Tega Cay, SC; mother, Pauline Eplee Turner of Lincolnton, NC; one brother, Dwight Turner and wife Judy of Lincolnton, NC; five grandchildren, Jordan White, Hunter White, Amber Markolf, Will Markolf, Max Markolf.
Memorials may be made to the Helping Hands/Giving Hearts Ministry at Lincoln County YMCA, 1402 E. Gaston Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092, Lifeshare of the Carolinas, PO Box 32861, Charlotte, NC 28232, or Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 216 S. Aspen Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092.
Warlick Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
James Thomas Neal, Sr.
Mr. James Thomas Neal, Sr. Age 65 of 4334 Charles Raper Jonas Highway in Alexis, NC died Sunday, June 13, 2004 at his home.
His funeral will be held at 2:00pm Wednesday at Webbs Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Steven Walls officiating. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00pm until 9:00pm Tuesday at Warlick Funeral Home.
Mr. Neal was born on Jan. 13, 1939 a native of Lincoln County, son of the late Thomas Jacob Neal and Lila Mae Hallman of Lincoln County. He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Neal, brother Paul Neal and sister Bonnie Carpenter. James was retired from Bridgestone Firestone after 32 years of service.
Survivors include: one son, James Thomas Neal, Jr. and wife Christian of Cornelius, NC; four daughters, Tina Robin Richards and husband, Buddy Richards of Gastonia, NC, Jimmie Lynn Neal of Charlotte, NC, Bonnie Sue Huff and husband, Tim Huff of Vale, NC, Tashia Garrett of Alexis, NC; two brothers, Billy Joe Neal and Bobby Dean Neal of Crouse, NC; three grandchildren; three step-sons, Rocky Moore, Chris Moore and Scott Moore of Gastonia, NC; one step-daughter, Kim Moore of Gastonia, NC; seven step-grandchildren.