Judy Fortenberry Adams

Judy Fortenberry Adams, age 68, of 3846 English Oak Drive in Lincolnton, died on Friday, April 19, 2019.

 A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in the Hardin Community Cemetery with Rev. Tim McCarne officiating.   The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, April 22, 2019, at Warlick Funeral Home. 

 Mrs. Adams was born September 5, 1950, in Gaston County, to the late Franklin Kenneth Fortenberry and Peggy Armour Fortenberry.  She worked in textiles.

 She is survived by three sons, Scott Adams and Christopher Adams, both of Lincolnton, and Bryan Adams of Gastonia; one sister, Phyllis Terrell of Hickory; one brother, Steven Fortenberry of Buffalo, NY; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

 Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Adams family.

 Mrs. Frances Imogene Clippard Long

Mrs. Frances Imogene Clippard Long, “Imogene Long,” age 96 of Lincolnton, died on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Carolina Care Health and Rehabilitation Center in

Cherryville, NC.

 Imogene was born in Gaston County, NC on March 23, 1923 to the late Berlin Q. Clippard and Margaret Leona Plonk Clippard. She is predeceased by a sister, Eileen C. Broome and a brother, Robert Clippard as well as her husband of 64

years, Daniel O. Long, Jr.

 Imogene attended Stanley High School, graduating in 1941 with honors. She was also a graduate of the National School of Commerce. Imogene was employed with Belk Brothers in Charlotte and Gibbs Industries in Lincolnton. She was a long-time member of the First Presbyterian Church in Lincolnton. 

Her funeral service will be 2:00 pm on Friday, April 26th in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel in Lincolnton with Rev. Danny Trapp officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 1:45 pm prior to the service. Imogene will be buried at Hillcrest Gardens in Mt. Holly immediately following the funeral service. 

Survivors include sons, D. Alan Long and his wife, Carolyn Evans Long of

Barboursville, Va.; David F. Long and wife, Ann McLean Long of Greensboro; and

grand-daughters Elizabeth Long of Greensboro and Sarah Long Loor and her husband Danilo Loor of Arlington, Va. Sarah and Danilo have a son, Rafael Alexander Loor, Imogene's great grandson. 

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Lincolnton, NC. 

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Long family

 Elsie Stone Smith

Elsie Stone Smith, age 73, of E. Highway 150 in Lincolnton, died on Friday, April 19, 2019.

 Elsie was born October 4, 1945, in Robeson County, to the late Theodore and Aileen Hardin Stone.  She retired from Belk where she had worked as a sales associate.

 She is survived by three daughters, Tina Miller, and husband Timmy, of Darlington, SC, Gina Richard, and husband, Tommy, and Dina Parris, and husband Steve, all of Lincolnton; four grandchildren, Dustin Henley, Laurin Mellon, Seth Aderhold, and Lindsey Hayes; two great-grandchildren, Cooper Henley and Camdyn Henley; and very special friend, Trish Houser. 

 Services will be private.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105-1942.

 Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Smith family.

 Ethel Carpenter Avery

Ethel Carpenter Avery, 77, of Lincolnton, died passed away, April 18, 2019.

Her funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on April 20, 2019, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Luthers Chapel Cemetery.  The family received friends on Saturday from 10 until 10:45 a.m. at the funeral home.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Avery family.

 Roy Calvin Pruette

Roy Calvin Pruette, 82, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2019.

Visitation will be from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. today at Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on today at Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will be in City Memorial Cemetery in Cherryville.

Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service is serving the family of Mr. Pruette.

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