Joe Michael Brewington

Joe Michael Brewington, age 63, of Lincolnton passed away July 25, 2019.

His funeral service was held at 3 p.m. July 28, 2019, at Landers Chapel United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.  The family received friends from 2 until 2:45 p.m. prior to the service.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Brewington family.

William David Beatty

William David            Beatty, 72, of Conover passed away July 25, 2019.

No services are being held at this time.

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

 Eddie Clemon Black

Eddie Clemon Black, 70, of Maiden passed away July 26, 2019.

A service to celebrate Eddie’s life was held July 28, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Meadow Ridge Baptist Church in Maiden. Burial will follow at Meadow Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends July 27, 2019 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Blessed Hope Baptist Church in Newton.

Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, is serving the Black family.

 Robert Kenneth Barry

Robert Kenneth Barry, 56, of Michigan passed away Saturday, July 27, 2019.

Services for Mr. Barry will be held at a later date.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Barry family.

 Dale Christian Schwemm

Dale Christian Schwemm, 81, of Stanley passed away July 8, 2019.

No arrangements at this time.

The Good Samaritan Funeral Home of Denver is serving the Schwemm Family.

 Patsy Ruth Black Bangs 

Patsy Ruth Black Bangs , 92, of Denver passed away July 23, 2019.

 Graveside service July 30 at 11 a.m. at the Salisbury National Cemetery.

The Good Samaritan Funeral Home Denver is serving the Bangs Family.

Sarah McIntosh Nixon

Sarah McIntosh Nixon, 96, of Lowesville passed away July 25, 2019. She was born February 22, 1923, in Gaston County to Fred Thomas and Maude Huitt McIntosh. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Roy Monroe Nixon, daughter Miriam Kay “Murray” Nixon, and six siblings.

She is survived by son Clifton (Lynne) of Durham; daughter Susan Kuenzel (Bill) of Wilbar; daughter Kathy Sparrow (Rick) of Hillsborough; grandchildren Will Kuenzel (Amy), Codie Kuenzel, Elizabeth Nixon, Sarah Nixon, Roy “Bart” Nixon, Merilee Nixon, and Julie Nixon; great-grandchildren Jenna and Lana Kuenzel; brother Tom McIntosh (Lela); and sister Ann Brotherton.

She will be remembered by family and friends for her generous nature, sending cards and notes for every occasion, and sharing her crocheted angels/ornaments and homemade sourdough bread for many years. She was a faithful member of Salem United Methodist Church and hosted a prayer group in her home until recently.

Sarah began a lifetime of volunteer service months after she married in 1947 when she joined a home demonstration club, now Extension and Community Association (ECA) in Gaston County. This led to a 65+ year career of volunteer work to make communities all over the world better for women, children and families in cooperation with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service.

Over the years, her volunteer service included active participation statewide as the 1987 State President of the North Carolina Extension Homemakers (now NC ECA).  She was also editor of the Tarheel Homemaker newsletter for the NCEHA/NC ECA for many years. In 2011, she was inducted as a charter member of the Dr. Jane S. McKimmon Family and Consumer Services Hall of Fame at North Carolina State University. 

Nationally, she served on the National Extension Homemakers Council, on the Country Women’s Council, USA and internationally with the Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW), headquartered in London.  As a life member of ACWW since 1977, she was a voting delegate to triennial conferences in Kenya, East Africa; Kansas City, Missouri; The Hague, The Netherlands; and Tasmania, Australia.  

She helped organize the Mount Holly and Lowesville ECA Clubs. She was a 4-H leader for many years and helped organize 4-H Clubs in the area. She also played a significant role in the Lincoln County Apple Festival and the National Pie Day events in Lincoln County.  She continued to serve in advisory leadership roles for NC ECA and NCCES for many years.

For almost 50 years, Sarah spread news about Mount Holly and its activities as a newspaper reporter, columnist, and news editor. She served as president of the North Carolina Press Women in 1973-1974 and won numerous NCPW writing awards. After ending a 44 year career of covering all phases of life around Mount Holly, Sarah wrote a monthly column about local news and happenings. In 2009, Sarah was chosen as the Grand Marshall for the Mount Holly Christmas Parade and honored with the Sprit Award in 2013 as part of her induction into the Mount Holly Sports Hall of Fame. She was a former Lincoln County Woman of the Year, was Mount Holly’s Woman Then and Now honoree, and recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, NC Governors’ highest honor awarded.

A service to celebrate her life will be held on Sunday, July 28, at 2:00pm at Salem United Methodist Church, 378 North Pilot Knob Road, Denver, NC, with the Rev. David Greene officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday, July 27, from 7:00-8:30pm in the family life center. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Salem UMC or to the Sarah Nixon Family and Consumer Sciences Scholarship Fund at NC Agricultural Foundation, Campus Box 7645, NC State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7645 (note Sarah Nixon Scholarship on donation.)

Jeffrey S. Painter Funeral Director Licensee of Mount Holly is serving the family. 704-827-5020.

 Basel Franklin Waters

Basel Franklin Waters, 92, of Vale passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at his residence.

 He was born March 13, 1927 in Caldwell County to the late Rome Lynn Waters and Mattie Stephens Waters. Basel was a United States Navy Veteran and served as Pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Granite Falls for many years. He enjoyed gardening and playing horseshoes with his brothers.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Stoner Waters, Garner Waters and Glenn Waters; sister, Marie Mull; grandson, Jared Waters.

 Those left to cherish his memory are; Wife of 72 years: Catherine Warlick Waters of the home, Sons: Alan Waters and wife Elizabeth of Conover, Larry Waters and wife Laura of Hickory, Joe Waters of Vale, Daughter: Diane Craighead and husband Gordon of Hickory, Grandchildren: Suzanna Hardin, Diana Trove, Jethro Waters, Laura Waters, Amanda Waters, Jessica Waters, Alisse Waters, Josiah Waters and Jenna Waters, Great-Grandchildren: Krystyn, Bayly, Ava, Felix, Phineas, Owen and Parker.

 A service to celebrate Basel’s life was held on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at  North Newton Baptist Church in Newton. Rev. Dr. John Reed will officiate. Burial followed at Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery in Vale. The family received friends on Sunday, July 28, 2019 from 2:00 to 2:45 p.m. at North Newton Baptist Church.

 Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of  Lincoln County, 900 Donita Drive, Lincolnton, NC 28092

 Condolences may be sent to the Waters’ family

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

 Robert Lee Bumgarner

Robert Lee Bumgarner of Maiden, 88, passed away on July 25, 2019 at Carolina Caring in Newton. He was born July 12, 1931, to the late Charles Franklin Bumgarner and Bessie Florence Keever Bumgarner in Lincoln County. Robert was employed as a Warehouse Operator with Mohican Mills in Maiden for many years.

 Mr. Bumgarner, in addition to his parents, was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Betty Sue Grant Bumgarner, seven brothers; Wade Bumgarner, Howard Bumgarner, Richard Bumgarner, Lewis Bumgarner, Joe Bumgarner, Harry Bumgarner, and Paul Bumgarner, one sister, Bonnie B. Laney, and son-in-law George H. Smith Jr.

 Robert is survived by one daughter, Randy-Faye Smith, one son, Anthony Scott Bumgarner and wife Gina Goodson Bumgarner, three brothers; Terrell Bumgarner, Clyde Bumgarner, and Don Bumgarner, one sister, Ruth B. Haynes, one granddaughter Jennifer S. Weaver and husband Buddy Weaver, two grandsons; Curtis Bumgarner and Derek Bumgarner, one step granddaughter, Kasey Ballard, one step grandson, Eric Evans, two great granddaughters; Lily Bumgarner and Ava Bumgarner, one great grandson, Jake Bumgarner, one step great granddaughter, Makayla Ballard, and many other cherished relatives and friends. 

 The Bumgarner family will have a graveside service officiated by Pastor Joey Williams at Maiden City Cemetery today at 11:00am. 

 Goodin-Drum Funeral Home of Maiden is entrusted with the arrangements.

 Kenneth Bartlette Cash

Kenneth Bartlette Cash, age 79, of Caprice Circle in Lincolnton, died early Friday morning, July 26, 2019.

His funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, 2019, at Boger City Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Bigham, Rev. Dr. Dixon Free, and Rev. Bob Wise officiating.  Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:45 p.m. prior to the service. 

Ken leaves behind his wife, Denise Long; his son, Mark Cash; his daughter, Beth Sipe; and their families, including six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two step-sons, Marshall Long and Matthew Long.  

He was born the son of the late Latt Milton and Betty Perkins Cash.  He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Joan Thornburg Cash, of 42 years.  Ken was born and raised in Pumpkin Center.  He worked at a saw mill when he was younger and later attended Kings College and went on to become a successful regional sales manager for GP Sorenson/Standard Motor Products.  Ken enjoyed trips to the Outer Banks with his family and friends.  He was well known for inviting many people to his infamous freshly-caught fish frys. 

Ken loved the Lord with his whole heart.  He was characterized by kindness and generosity, always taking care of everyone around him, and asking for nothing in return.  He loved his family fiercely and was loved fiercely in return.  His absence will be felt strongly by everyone who knew him, but we cling to the eternal hope we have in Christ that we will be united with him in Heaven.

Memorials may be made to Boger City Baptist Church, Building Fund, 2201 E. Main Street, Lincolnton, NC  28092.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Cash family.

Donnie Daryl Scott

Donnie Daryl Scott, 72, died Wednesday, July 24,2019 at his home. He was preceded in death by his father, John Wilson Scott and his mother, Helen Louise Ziegler Scott.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Patsy Buchanan Scott and his beloved dog, Molly. He is also survived by his sons; Daryl Scott, James Scott (Lisa) and Robert McGinnis (Melissa), and his daughters; Debbie Mason (Shane) and Angela McGinnis Milburn, and his sister, Lynn Godwin (Wayne), along with fifteen grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at The Good Samaritan Funeral Home on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 2:00 pm.

Kenneth “Ken” Jessie Jones, Sr.

Kenneth “Ken” Jessie Jones, Sr., 77, passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Atrium Health of Lincolnton.  Mr. Jones was born in Jefferson, Georgia and was the son of the late Roy Eugene and Emma Taylor Jones.

Mr. Jones was a veteran of the United States Army.  He retired from Bike Manufacturing Company, Cherryville.

Mr. Jones is survived by one son, Jesse Jones, Jr. (Cheri); one sister, Diana Willard (Rev. Jerry Willard); eight grandchildren, Kyle Jones, Trey Jones, Chandra Carswell, Suzie Parton (Brent), Kevin Walker, Megan Jones, Katie Jones, Jessica Jones; one great grandson, Liam Parton; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 2858 East Highway 150, Lincolnton, North Carolina with Rev. Jerry Willard officiating. 

Military Honors by the North Carolina National Guard and Lincoln County Honor Guard will follow the graveside service. 

The family will receive friends following the Graveside Service at the gravesite.

Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his parents; loving wife of 50 years, Althea Price Jones; daughter, Christy  Jones Carswell; three brothers, Ted Jones, Tommy Jones, Terry Jones.

Online condolences may be made at:

Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia, NC (704) 864-5144 is serving the Jones family.

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