Katherine Setzer Seitz

Katherine Setzer Seitz, 74 years of Charlotte, passed away June 15, 2019. 

A Service of Remembrance will be held June 22, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church in Claremont. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the service. The family wishes to thank Lisa and Ketra for their care and devotion.

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

Mabel Sigmon Little

Mabel Sigmon Little, 95, of Claremont passed away June 16, 2019.

A service to celebrate Mabel’s life will be held June 21, 2019 at 2 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Claremont. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on June 21, 2019 from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.

Bennett Funeral Service of Conover is serving the Little family.

Danny Eugene Drum

Danny Eugene Drum, 70, of Maiden passed away June 8, 2019.

A memorial service with military honors to celebrate Danny’s life will be held June 21, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church in Claremont. The family will receive friends following the service.

Bennett Funeral Service of Conover is serving Drum family.

Jeffrey Wayne Wright

Jeffrey Wayne Wright, 56, passed away at home Saturday, June 15, 2019.

The family will be receiving friends at home Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday at St. Paul Baptist Church.

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

Elden Eugene Laughridge

Elden Eugene Laughridge, 83, passed away June 10, 2019.

A memorial service to celebrate Elden’s life will be held June 23, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. at Freedom Christian Center of Mooresville. 

Bennett Funeral Service of Conove is serving the Laughridge family.

Samuel Junior Richards

Samuel Junior Richards, 73, passed away June 17, 2019.

A memorial service will be held June 21st at 2 p.m. at Winkler’s Grove Baptist Church. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1- 2 p.m.

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

Dennis J. Black

Dennis J. Black passed away at home Monday, June 17, 2019. Dennis was born October 15, 1943 in Bessemer City, graduated from Bessemer City High, joined the army and served at the Pentagon in Army Intelligence.  Dennis was one of the soldiers that marched in John F. Kennedy’s funeral procession. Survivors include, spouse, Donna Salomone, brother, John Black and his wife Kay of Hastings, Florida and sister, Kathy Hughes of Bessemer City. Dennis requested a simple cremation with no funeral or memorial service.

Visit www.burkemortuary.com to register your condolences.

Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Black Family.

Douglas “Doug” Harold DeHart

Douglas “Doug” Harold DeHart, 80, of Maiden passed away Saturday, June 15, 2019 at his residence.  Doug was born September 3, 1938 in Swain County to the late Joel DeHart and the late Nancy Lakey DeHart. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.   Doug was a member of Vertical Life Church in Newton and Balls Creek Optimist Club.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Ann Cooper DeHart, a brother, and three sisters.

He is survived by: 2 Sons:  Joel DeHart and wife Ann of Sherrills Ford, Jason DeHart and wife Christy of Lincolnton, Daughter:  Kim Nickolette and husband Aaron of Cincinnati, OH, 6 Grandchildren:  Harrison DeHart, Ryan Nickolette, Victoria DeHart, Chandler DeHart, Kylie DeHart, and Parker DeHart,

The funeral service will be held on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 4:00 pm at Center View Baptist Church in Maiden with Rev. Jonathan Foster and Rev. Joe Canipe officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:30 – 3:45 pm at the church.

Memorials may be made to Carolina Caring, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC  28658.

Visit www.burkemortuary.com to register your condolences.

Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the DeHart Family.

Mary Rita Dalton

Mary Rita Dalton, age 76, of Lincolnton, died on Sunday, June 16, 2019.

Her funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 21, 2019, at Asbury United Methodist Church with Rev. Ken Spencer officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The body will lie in state for thirty minutes prior to the service.  Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2019, at Warlick Funeral Home.

Ms. Dalton was born December 19, 1942, in Lincoln County, to the late Datha Pink “D.P.” Dalton and Mary Elizabeth Shrum Dalton.  She worked as a teacher for the Shelby City Schools.

She is survived by a brother, Bob Dalton, and wife Mary Ervin Dalton, of Iron Station; a nephew, Rob Dalton, and wife Lee Ann, of Iron Station; and two great-nieces, Caroline Dalton and Isabelle Dalton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Asbury United Methodist Church Renovation Fund, PO Box 676, Lincolnton, NC  28093.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Dalton family.

Bobbie Clark Byers

Bobbie Clark Byers, age 82, of Salem Church Road in Lincolnton, died on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 14, 2019, at Forest Lawn Cemetery. 

Bobbie was born July 27, 1936, in Fort Mill, South Carolina, to the late Cecil and Juanita MacDonald Clark.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, John Edgar Byers; and three sisters, Peggy Clark, Virginia Hellard, and Carolyn Snider.  She worked for over thirty years as a CNA at Crowell Hospital. 

She is survived by a son, Mark Byers, and wife Shana, of Marvin, NC; three sisters, Faye Loftin, and husband Terry, of Denver, Jean Dellinger, and husband George, of Iron Station, and Otelia Huggins, of Dallas, NC; a grandson, John Ellison Byers of Marvin, NC; and a granddaughter, Kendall Byers of Marvin, NC.

Memorials may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, PO Box 676, Lincolnton, NC  28093.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Byers family.

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