Richard Charles Howard Jr.

Richard Charles Howard Jr., 81, of Conover passed away August 10, 2019.

A Celebration of Life service will be held August 18, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Burke Mortuary Chapel in Newton. Burial will be in Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery in Stanfield, NC at a later date. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2 - 2:45 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.

Burke Mortuary and Crematory in Newton is serving the Howard family.

 Jeannie Clarke Wise

Jeannie Clarke Wise 71 of Maiden passed away August 9, 2019.

A “casual” Celebration of Life will be held August 18, 2019 at Friendly Chapel Baptist Church of Maiden. The family will receive friends from 4 - 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by a short service.

Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Newton is serving the Wise family.

 Rev. Betty June Baxter

Rev. Betty June Baxter, 86 of Newton passed away August 10, 2019.

The funeral will be today at Living Word Pentecostal Holiness Church in Maiden. Burial will follow at Maiden City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 - 2 p.m. today at the church.

Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Newton is serving the Baxter family.

 John Ervin Cook

John Ervin Cook, 69 passed away August 10, 2019.

A Celebration of John’s Life will be held at Eakers Acres, August 17, 2019 at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends following the service.  

Carpenter-Porter Funeral & Cremation Services is serving the Cook family.

Doris Ann Parsons

Doris Ann Parsons, 63, of Maiden, passed away August 8, 2019.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church, in Charlotte, NC on August 18, 2019 at 3 p.m. Family will receive friends immediately after.

The Good Samaritan Funeral Home is serving the Parsons Family.

Clyde Junior Lowman

Clyde Junior Lowman, 81, of Hickory passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2019.

The family will have private services at a later date.

Burke Mortuary and Crematory in Newton is serving the Lowman family.

 Verma “Jean” White Wiley

Verma “Jean” White Wiley, 84, of Catawba passed away August 12, 2019.

A memorial service to celebrate Jean’s life will be held August 15, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Highland Baptist Church in Hickory. The family will receive friends August 15, 2019 from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. at Highland Baptist Church.

Bennett Funeral Service of Conover is serving the Wiley family.

Mary Michaux Stewart

Mary Michaux Stewart, 78, of Sherrills Ford passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at her residence.

 She was born March 2, 1941 in Lincoln County to the late William and Marguerite Wehunt Michaux. Mary was a member of Cedar Grove Lutheran Church in Vale. She graduated from Presbyterian School of Nursing and worked for Presbyterian Hospital her entire professional career, working in critical care, house supervisor, clinical director of critical care and retired in IT. She was dedicated to providing the best patient care possible.

 Those left to cherish her memory are; Husband of 46 years: Ralph Bernard Stewart, Jr. of the home, Son: Ralph B. Stewart III of Charlotte, Daughters: Lynn McCurry and husband Mike of Sherrills Ford, Martha Middleton and husband Mark of North Pole, AK, Brother: Richard (Dick) Michaux and wife Joannie of Stafford, VA, Sister: Janet Rudisill and husband Ben of Gastonia, Grandchildren: Andrew McCurry (Bailey), Bradley McCurry, Heather Coghill (Shawn), Ryan Middleton (Kalen), Tim Middleton (Taylor), Great-Grandchildren: Kinley and Creedence Coghill, Scotty and Sage Middleton, Joseph Knudson and Jaxon Middleton

 A memorial service to celebrate Mary’s life will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Cedar Grove Lutheran Church in Vale. Rev. Dale Pederson will officiate. Inurnment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service. Serving as honorary pallbearers are her grandsons, Andrew McCurry and Bradley McCurry.

 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cedar Grove Lutheran Church, 261 Cedar Grove Church Rd., Vale, NC 28168

 Condolences may be sent to the Stewart family at

 The Stewart family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111

 Eleanor "Anne" Morris Putnam

Mrs. Eleanor "Anne" Morris Putnam, 62, of 114 Tommie's Trail, passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at her residence.

Anne was born in Union County, SC on June 12, 1957 a daughter of Eleanor Isabelle "Tommie" Mauney Morris of Bessemer City and the late Robert Thomas Morris.  She was a member of the VFW Post 1706 Ladies Auxiliary in Lincolnton.  Anne enjoyed fishing at Santee Cooper, hooting pool and was very witty.  If you didn't know how to have a good time and enjoy life, Anne would show you.  She loved her family and especially loved spending time with her granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her father and a sister, Mary Alice Morris.

In addition to her mother, survivors include her son James Putnam (Johanna) of Bessemer City; a granddaughter, Isabelle Putnam; two sisters, Bobbi Jean Conner of Cherryville and Donna Suttles Broome of Pumpkin Center; her significant other, Len Burrow of Lincolnton and also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 12:45PM to 1:45 at Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home and at other times the family will be at the home.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00PM on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Queen officiating.

Burial will be private.

Memorials may be made to Autism Speaks at or you can mail memorials to 1060 State Road, Second Floor, Princeton, NJ 08540

A guest register is available at

Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service is serving the Putnam family.

Jack Douglas Cadenhead

Jack Douglas Cadenhead, 98, of Lincolnton, NC, died peacefully on August 07, 2019 at Spruce Pine, NC Hospital while in the arm of his only daughter and caregiver, Cynthia Cadenhead Taylor of Pineola, NC. Jack was born In Phenix City, Alabama on March 22, 1921 to Zera Florence Newman and Luther Warren Brooks Cadenhead. He went to work in the Civilian Conservation Corp in order to send money home to his parents during the Great Depression. He joined the Army June 4, 1939, was assigned to 33rd Infantry Regiment Fort Clayton Canal Zone, Panama while in American Theater. He volunteered as a heavy weapons expert on British ships before the US officially entered WWII. He always told his children to NEVER volunteer for anything, as he and his buddies did not get the furlough to go home as were promised. He was transferred from American Theater to Asiatic/Pacific Theater and sailed from San Francisco on the USS General George C. Squire on October 29, 1943 to New Caledonia. He was there when the Americal Division of the Army was formed. He was a well trained jungle fighter and heavy weapons expert. He trained many that came as untrained National Guardsmen. He fought in several Army Offensives on the Solomon Islands and then fought in the Battle of Hill 260 in Bouganville and was wounded there on March 22, 1944. He received commendation for heroism for evacuating the wounded under heavy enemy fire. During his career he was awarded: 2 Purple Hearts, Bronze Star and Unit Silver Star. He was Honorably Discharged on November 15, 1944. He was a lifetime member of both the VFW and The American Legion. From 1945 until retirement, he was a technician and supervisor in the textile industry.  He retired from JP Stevens in Boger City, NC.

Gone before him to welcome him into heaven are his parents: Zera Florence Newman and Luther Warren Brooks Cadenhead; brothers: Charles Luther Cadenhead, Jimmie Franklin Cadenhead, Robert Warren Cadenhead, Max Lee Cadenhead, and Danny Wray Cadenhead: his sisters: Edith Christine "Snookums" Cadenhead and Betty Jean Cadenhead Runyan Wells.

Left to cherish his memory are: His wife of 73 years, Monnie Alena Clippard Cadenhead of Lincolnton, NC and now Blowing Rock, NC, His children: Jon Douglas Cadenhead and wife Gail of Newnan, GA; Cynthia Cadenhead Fore Taylor of Pineola, NC; Jack Michael Cadenhead and wife Patty of Heath, Ohio, and Billy Wayne Cadenhead of Lincolnton, NC , Grandchildren: Clyde “Buddy" Van Fore, Jr. of Boone, NC; Richard Dan Taylor, Jr. and wife Ann of Apex, NC; Kristi Cadenhead Wilson and husband Russ, of Heath, Ohio; Brian Cadenhead of Heath, Ohio, and Stacy Cadenhead of Lincolnton, NC. He had 6 great-granchildren.

There will be a military burial at 1:00 PM on August 25, 2019 in Lincolnton, NC at Hollybrook Cemetery.

Flowers may be sent to Burke Mortuary, Maiden, NC. Donations may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge, 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC  28777 or The Salvation Army.

Visit to register your condolences.

The family has entrusted the arrangements to Burke Mortuary in Maiden NC.

Leisa Jean Willis Estes

Leisa Jean Willis Estes, age 49 of Lincolnton passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Atrium Health, Charlotte, NC. Born October 19, 1969 in Catawba County, she was the daughter of Judy Belle Bolick Grindstaff and the late Jack Wayne Willis. Leisa loved camping and tubing.

Left to cherish her memory: Husband: Danny E. Estes of the home, 2 Daughters: Heaven Williams and husband Rev. Eli of Maiden; Martina Estes of the home, Son: Wyatt Estes of the home, Mother: Judy Bolick Grindstaff and Step-Father, Bill of Catawba, Brother: Jack Allen Willis of Lincolnton, Sister: Deanna Holden of Claremont,

Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

A memorial service will be held, Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 12:00 noon at New Heights Baptist Church, Dallas, NC with Rev. Eli Williams officiating.

The family will receive friends prior to the service from 11:00-11:45 AM at the church. Memorials may be made to: American Cancer Society: Visit to register your condolences.

Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Estes Family.

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