Nancy Jane Geagley Massengill

Nancy Jane Geagley Massengill, 77, of Newton passed away November 28, 2019.

 The funeral service was held on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Fairview Baptist Church in Newton. Burial will follow in Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery, in Newton. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2 - 2:45 p.m. at the church prior to the service.

Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Massengill Family.

 llen Dale Lawrence

llen Dale Lawrence, 90, of Conneautville passed away November 28, 2019. 

Arrangements are under the care of Carpenter-Porter Funeral & Cremation Services, Cherryville, NC.

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

 Don B. Lyles

Don B. Lyles, 81, passed away November 28, 2019.

Arrangements will be announced at a later date.

Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park is serving the family. 

 Barbara Jean Gantt Chapman

Barbara Jean Gantt Chapman, 82, of Newton passed away November 29, 2019.

 The funeral service will be held today at 3 p.m. at Burke Mortuary Chapel in Newton. Burial will follow in Eastview Cemetery in Newton. The family will receive friends today from 2 to 2:45 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.

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

  William Morrison, Jr.

William Morrison, Jr., age 79 of Heavner Road in Lincolnton, died on Friday, November 29, 2019.

 A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 1, 2019, in the New Vision Ministries cemetery. 

 Mr. Morrison was born April 18, 1940, in Springfield, Illinois, to the late William James Morrison, Sr. and Ruth Rector Morrison.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, Kevin Patrick Morrison; and a daughter, Amy Darlene Morrison.  He worked as a salesman. 

 He is survived by his wife, Diane Meadows Morrison of the home; a son, William James Morrison, III, of Lincolnton; a granddaughter, Randi Morrison Rombs, and husband Ronnie, of Lincolnton; and a grandson, Harley Morrison of Lincolnton. 

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Morrison family.

 Mary Black Hudson

Mary Black Hudson, age 85, of East Maiden Road in Maiden, died on Friday, November 29, 2019.

 A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 2, 2019, at Forest Lawn Cemetery with Pastor Shawn Milburn officiating.  The family will receive friends on Monday from 12:00 until 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Hudson was born February 11, 1934, in Cleveland County, to the late Nannie Pearl Dover McMurry.  In addition to her mother, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Joe Burton Black; a sister, Pauline Dellinger; and a brother, Bill McMurry.  She worked in textiles.

She is survived by two sons, Joe David Black of Maiden, and Michael Black of Lincolnton; four daughters, Lynn Black of Newton, Barbara Ann Boone of Marion, Debbie Houser of Newton, and Lori Ann Black of Gastonia; eight grandchildren, Shawn Milburn, Kevin Milburn, Curtis Bumgarner, Alicia Milburn, Wendy Milburn, Derek Bumgarner, and Daniel Black; and seven great-grandchildren.

 Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Hudson family.

  Paul Mitcheal Reep

Paul Mitcheal Reep, age 77, of Tin Mine Road in Lincolnton, died on Thursday, November 28, 2019.

 The family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, from 12:00 until 1:00 p.m. at Warlick Funeral Home.  His funeral service will follow in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. 

 Paul was born April 28, 1942, in Lincoln County, to the late Paul Phillip Reep and Inez Brackett Reep.  He worked at the NC Department of Corrections for over thirty years where he received the Long Leaf Pine award.    

 He is survived by his wife, Patsy Parker Reep of the home; three sons, Larry Parker of Buxton (Donna), Paul Mitcheal Reep, Jr. of the home; David Reep (Dawn) of Lincolnton; two sisters, Patricia White and Sue Richardson, both of Lincolnton; five grandchildren, Kynlon Hash (Cody) and son Hudson of Maiden, Karmyn Rogers (Justin) of Lincolnton, Cole Mitcheal Parker (Julie) and daughter Caelynn of Sherrills Ford, and Jessica Stowe (Christian) and daughter Evan of Buxton.

 Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of High Shoals, 600 N. Lincoln Street, High Shoals, NC  28077.

 Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Reep family.

 Fred “Mountain” Thomas Mullinax

Fred “Mountain” Thomas Mullinax- the man, the myth, the legend- of Lincolnton NC died peacefully in his home on Saturday, November 30th, surrounded by his family. He went to be with Jesus--where his heart truly longed to be--after a hard-fought battle over the past three months. He was one of the toughest and strongest men we knew even to the end.

 Mountain was born in Crowder’s Mountain on August 3, 1945 to parents Fred Morgan Mullinax and Kathleen Scism Mullinax Ross. As a young boy, he was hard-working, loved animals, hardly ever missed a day of school, and was doted on by his sisters and his mama. In high school, he was known as one of the best baseball pitchers around and for his ability to hustle anyone who dared to challenge him to a game of pool. By the age of 16, he had purchased Mullinax billiards, a house for his mama, and a ‘61 Corvette. At 18, he joined the Air Force during the Vietnam War. After he was medically discharged, he played semi-pro baseball and then travelled the country as a professional pool player. At the age of 25, he met the only person who could make him settle down, his wife Kathy, the love of his life. During their almost 50 years of marriage, they had three daughters and eight grandchildren of whom he couldn’t have been more proud.

 He loved fishing, playing cards, his rabbits, travelling with his wife, going to his grandkids’ ball games, rocking in his rocking chair, and gossiping with his friends at the pool room. He never knew a stranger and was known for how he cared for people- those who have been cast aside by society have found a friend in him. Those who have needed help have found a meal or a job or whatever else they needed with him. Those who have had complicated relationships with their own fathers have found a father-figure in him. He wasn’t much of church-going man but how he lived his life and how he cared for people reflected the character of Jesus more than anyone we’ve known.

 His funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2019 in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday at Warlick Funeral Home. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

 Survivors include: his wife, Kathy Pittman Mullinax; daughters, Jacque Mullinax Adkins and husband Chris of Lexington, KY, Lori Mullinax of Lincolnton and Abby Mullinax Hendricks and husband Andy of Lincolnton; sisters, Joyce Williams and husband Rodney of Hudson, NC, and Kathy Webb and husband Mackie of Vale; grandchildren, Amber Adkins, Kayla Reep, John Adkins, Zach Reep, Taylor Hendricks, Gavin Hendricks, Emma Adkins and Sophie Hendricks. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his sisters Linda and Frankie.

 Memorials may be made to Leonards Fork Baptist Church, 1462 Leonard’s Fork Church Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

 Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Mullinax family.

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