Roger Lee Morgan

Roger Lee Morgan, 61, of Hickory passed away July 20, 2019.

A memorial service to celebrate Roger’s life will be held July 27, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Winkler’s Grove Baptist Church in Hickory. The family will receive friends July 27, 2019 from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at Winkler’s Grove Baptist Church.

Bennett Funeral Service of Conover is serving the Morgan family.

 Johnny Lawrence Poovey

Johnny Lawrence Poovey, 81, of Claremont passed away July 23, 2019.

A Celebration of Life will be held 3 pm July 27, 2019 at Jenkins Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 2-3 pm July 27, 2019 at Celebration Center of Jenkins Funeral Home. 

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

 Lloyd Monroe Willis

Lloyd Monroe Willis, 80 of Lincolnton passed away July 24, 2019.

 A graveside service will be 2 p.m., August 10, 2019 at Friendly Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery.

Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the Willis family.

 Sandra Tolliver Nixon-Little

Sandra Tolliver Nixon-Little, 70, of Sherrills Ford passed away July 24, 2019.

Funeral Service is July 28, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Providence Baptist Church with burial to follow in Hollybrook Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Ebony & White’s Funeral Service is serving the Tolliver Nixon-Little family.

 Eugene “Geno” E. Davidson

Eugene         “Geno” E. Davidson, 78, of Conover passed away July 24, 2019.

A graveside service will be held at 11 am July 27, 2019 at Catawba Memorial Park in Hickory with Pastor Eddie Sapoch.  The family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery.

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

Candace Mauney Gaudet

Candace Mauney Gaudet, age 72, of Martinez, Georgia, and formerly of Lincolnton, passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2019.

 Her funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, 2019, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow in Hollybrook Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.

 Mrs. Gaudet was born July 8, 1947, in Lincoln County, to the late William Andrew Mauney and Grace Williams Mauney.  She worked as an art teacher for Georgia Public Schools.  She loved animals and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

 She is survived by her husband, Larry Gaudet of the home; a son, William Gaudet, and wife Monica, and their daughter, Alethea, all of Aiken, SC; and a daughter, Mary Hosch, and husband Bryant, and their son, Brandon, all of Atlanta, GA. 

 Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Lincoln County, PO Box 23, Lincolnton, NC  28093.

 Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Gaudet family.

 William David “Bill” Heafner

Mr. William David “Bill” Heafner, Sr., 78, of Lincolnton passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2019 surrounded by his family at his home, following a period of declining health.

 Bill was born January 2, 1941 in Lincoln County to the late John Wray Heafner and Corine Huss Heafner. He worked as a dispatcher for Carolina Freight for twenty eight years. Bill was a member of Bethphage Lutheran Church.

 In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Norma Heafner and brother-in-law, James Abee.

 Those left to cherish his memory are, his wife, Margaret Heafner of the home; children, Sharon Workman and husband Nathan of Vale, David Heafner, Jr. and wife Sandy of Lincolnton, Amy Heafner Adams of Lincolnton; grandchildren, Ashley Stoffa and husband Joey of Morganton, Emily Tuttle and husband Bryan of Vale, Caleb Adams of Lincolnton, Dylan Heafner of Lincolnton, and Jessica Adams of Lincolnton; brother, Johnny Heafner of Lincolnton; sister, Ann Abee Bush of Lincolnton; former son-in-law, Jeff Adams; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 A funeral service will be held 5:00 PM Sunday, July 28, 2019 at Bethphage Lutheran Church with  Pastor Frederick Mitschke officiating.

 Interment will follow in the Bethphage Lutheran Church Cemetery.

 The family will receive friends prior to the service from 3:30PM to 5:00PM in the Family Life Center at Bethphage Lutheran Church.

 In lieu, of flowers memorials may be made to Bethphage Lutheran Church at 3440 Hwy 182 Lincolnton, NC 28092 or to Carolina Caring at 3975 Robinson Rd. Newton, NC 28658.

 An online guestbook and obituary is available at

 Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory is serving the Heafner family.

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