Betty Jane Winkler Johnson

Betty Jane (Betty Boop) Winkler Johnson, 70, of Hickory passed away July 27, 2019.

A service to celebrate Betty’s life will be held today at 3 p.m. at Winkler’s Grove Baptist Church in Hickory. Burial will follow at Winkler’s Grove Baptist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends today from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. at Winkler’s Grove Baptist Church.

Bennett Funeral Service of Conover is serving the Johnson family.

 L. J. “Frog” Spencer

L. J. “Frog” Spencer, age 84, of Roseland Drive, passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2019.

His funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 3, 2019, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Richard Sigmon officiating.  The body will lie in state for thirty minutes prior to the service.  Burial will follow in Hollybrook Cemetery with military graveside rites.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 2, 2019, at Warlick Funeral Home.

Mr. Spencer was born on March 24, 1935, in Cleveland County, the son of the late Daniel Spencer and Sarah Viola Brittain Spencer.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Rosie Tessner Spencer; infant son, Wade Randall Spencer; brothers, Carroll Spencer and Donald Spencer; and sister, Dorothy Payseur.  He served in the United States Army.  He retired from Lincoln County where he was instrumental in the implementation of the Lincoln County Solid Waste Department.

Those who are left to cherish the memory of this wonderful man are two daughters, Gale Elmore, and husband Jeff, of Boiling Springs, and Lynn S. Smith of Lincolnton; granddaughter, Roxie Cogdill, and husband Michael, of Cherryville; grandson, Cole Smith, and wife Tearsha, of Kings Mountain; two great-granddaughters, Edith Rose and Tessa Lavonne Cogdill; brother, Chuck Spencer of Lincolnton; a sister, Muriel Paysour, and husband Clyde, of Lincolnton; sisters-in-law, Edna Spencer and Judy Spencer both of Lincolnton; and countless nieces and nephews. 

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105-9959.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Spencer family.

Deborah Lynn Propst Potts

Deborah Potts, age 66, of Hickory went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, July 29, 2019, at her residence.  She was born January 21, 1953, daughter of the late Loy and Weyburn Bentley Propst.

Those left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 47 years, Tony Potts of the home; one son, Tony Edward Potts (Jessica) of Lincolnton; two granddaughters, Natalee Drawdy  and Lydia Potts; one sister, Wanda Propst of Hickory.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 1, 2019, from 10:00-11:30 AM at Mackie-Whisenant Funeral Home.  A Graveside Service will be Thursday, August 1, 2019, 2:00 PM at Blue Ridge Memorial Park, Lenoir.  Rev. Devin Severt will officiate.

Mackie-Whisenant Funeral Home is serving the family.

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Eugene Lewis Albright, Jr.

Eugene Lewis Albright, Jr., age 90 of Lincolnton passed away Sunday, July 28, 2019 at Carolina Caring of Newton. Born April 19, 1929 in Georgia, he was the son of the late Eugene Lewis, and Jarma Albright, Sr.

Left to cherish his memory: 4 Daughters: Sherie Brooks and husband, Bill of Lincolnton; Victoria Bogle and husband, Rick of Florida; Bonita Garafalo and husband, Paul of Shelby; Karena Willeford and husband Eddie of Florida, 4 Grandchildren: Kyle Heinzelman; Ty Heinzelman; Nicole Bogle; Zachary Bogle, No services will be held at this time.

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Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Albright Family.

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