Mrs. Pat Shidal

Mrs. Pat Shidal, 96, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2019, at

Carolina Care Health and Rehabilitation Center in Cherryville.

Mrs. Shidal was born on February 4, 1923 in Shelby County, Tennessee a

daughter of the late C.E. Perkins and Christine Murphy Perkins.  She was a

homemaker and a member of Cedar Grove Lutheran Church in Vale.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Max E.

Shidal; a son Ronald Max Shidal and three sisters, Frances "Hank" Hawkins,

Jo Flowers and Mary E. Herman.

Survivors include her daughter, Terri Shidal of Charlotte; a grandson Grant

Jones and wife Pamela of West Palm Beach, FL; two great grandchildren,

Parker Jones and Kennedy Jones.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00PM on Friday, March 29, 2019 at

Cedar Grove Lutheran Church Cemetery with Pastor Rebecca Carpenter

officiating.

A reception for family and friends will be held following the graveside

service in the Church Parish hall.

Burial will be at Cedar Grove Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Cedar Grove Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund, 261

Cedar Grove Church Road, Vale, NC 28168.

A guest register is available at www.stameycherryvillefuneralhome.com

Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service is serving the family of

Mrs. Shidal.

James Edward Wright

James Edward Wright, 71, of Claremont passed away March 26, 2019.

The funeral service will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Burke Mortuary Chapel in Newton.  Burial will follow at Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery in Catawba with military graveside rites by the American Legion Post 544. The family will receive friends today from 1- 1:45 p.m. at the funeral home, prior to the service.

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

George “Bud” Mc\Clindon Peeler

George “Bud” Mc\Clindon Peeler, age 80 of Lincolnton passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2019  at Accordius Health of Statesville.

Born August 18, 1938 in Lincoln County, he was the son of the late George Franklin and Emma Mae White Peeler. He was a dairy farmer for many years. In addition to his parents, 3 sisters; Sybil Fredell, Muriel Frances Peeler, Bertha Mae Sipe and brother, Anderson “Tojo” W. Peeler preceded him in death.

Left to cherish his memory: Wife: Patsy A. Peeler of the home, 3 Daughters:  Kathy P. Dills and husband, Harvey, Jr. of Crouse; Dana Ortega of Maiden; Regina Sexton and husband, Kenneth, Jr. of Tennessee,

2 Sons:  Shawn Peeler and wife, Kasey of Lincolnton; Daniel Aderholt and wife, Mary of Cherryville, 4 Sisters:  Jean Hudson of Lincolnton; Barbara Sue Armstrong of Rutherfordton; Edna Grant of Hickory; Frankie Goins of Lincolnton, 12 Grandchildren; 3 Step-Grandchildren; 26 Great-Grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held Monday, April 1, 2019 at 12:00 noon at Burke Mortuary Chapel in Maiden with Rev. Jeremy Smathers  officiating.

Burial will follow in Woodside Church of Our Savior Cemetery in Lincolnton.

The family will receive friends prior to the service from 11:00 – 11:45 AM at the funeral home.

Visit www.burkemortuary.com to register your condolences.

Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Peeler Family.

Nellie Edna Richard

Nellie Edna Richard, 94, of Stanley passed away March 27, 2019, at Wesley Woods in Atlanta, GA.

The receiving of friends will be Saturday evening, March 30, 2019, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton.  The funeral will be at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Dallas at 3:00 pm on Sunday, March 31, 2019.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Nellie is preceded in death by her parents, Loy P. and Junie Rhyne Richard; her sister and brother-in-law, Sarah Richard and Clyde Mauney; her brother, R. Glenn Richard; and her niece, Susan Richard Boswell. 

She is survived by her sister-in-law, Jean Richard of Lawrenceville, GA; her nephews, Randall and Richard Mauney of Atlanta; and niece and husband Wes and Glenda Richard Segars of Lilburn, GA.  She is

also survived by two great nieces, one great nephew, and numerous cousins.

Nellie was a native of Gaston County where she graduated from Dallas High School.  She was a life-long member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.  Over the years she was active with the youth, church library, served on the Church Council and assisted the secretary.  For most of her career she worked in the office of Piedmont Auto Exchange in Charlotte. She served as president of the American Business Women’s Association. She enjoyed family history, keeping records on both the Abernathy and Rhyne families, and served as secretary for the National Rhyne Reunion. Her church family and her extended family meant the world to her. She was a kind and generous lady who was loved by all.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 531 Hardin Road, Dallas, NC 28034, or Gaston County In-Home Aide Services, 330 Martin Luther King Way, Gastonia, NC 28052.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Richard family.

Kenneth Eugene Ray

Kenneth Eugene Ray, age 87, of Wildale Lane in Lincolnton, died on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.  Kenneth was dedicated to his family, friends and his country. 

A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at Forest Lawn Cemetery with full military honors.  Chaplain David Crumpton will officiate.  The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1:00 until 2:45 p.m. at Warlick Funeral Home.

Mr. Ray was born August 9, 1931, in Lincoln County, to the late Robert Lamarr Ray and Cora Lee McCoy Ray.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his loving step-mother, Willie Reep Ray; two brothers, Robert Arthur Ray and Lamar Lee Ray “Bud”; and two sisters, Evelyn Ray Sanders and Vickie Ray Turner.  He retired from the United States Army after twenty-one years during which he served in the Korean War, and then retired from the North Carolina Department of Corrections. 

He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Stiles Ray of the home.  Step-son Michael Haynes of Lincolnton.  He is survived by three sisters, Jane Bronowicz of Lincolnton, Georgia West of Cherryville, and Iotha Parker of Davidson.

Memorials may be made to Laboratory United Methodist Church, 2896 Laboratory Road, Lincolnton, NC  28092.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Ray family.

Shirley Ann Rice Nantz

Shirley Ann Rice Nantz, age 82, of River Street in High Shoals, passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 31, 2019, at First Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Stanley Spence, Rev. Dr. Dixon Free, and Rev. Phil Campbell officiating.  The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. at the church.

Mrs. Nantz was born September 18, 1936, Gaffney, South Carolina, to the late A.R. Rice and Verdie Taber Rice.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Homer A. Nantz, and stepchildren, Steve Nantz and Kimberly Deaton.  She worked as a school teacher.

She is survived by a sister, Phyllis Rice of the home; a brother, Budgie Rice of Lincolnton; a niece, Paige Rice of Lincolnton; stepchildren, Cindy Shinn, Butch Nantz, and Billy Nantz; step-daughter-in-law, Lydia Nantz; and twelve grandchildren. 

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 201 Robin Road, Lincolnton, NC  28092.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Rice family.

Helen Weaver Biggerstaff

Helen Weaver Biggerstaff, age 90, of Maiden-Salem Road in Maiden, died on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

Her funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 31, 2019, at the North Gaston Church of God in Dallas with Rev. Andy Nicholson and Rev. Ted Smith officiating.  The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 until 2:45 p.m. at the church. 

Mrs. Biggerstaff was born August 27, 1928, in Lincoln County, to the late Roy Thomas Weaver and Ann Seagle Weaver. 

She is survived by her husband, Donald Arlen Biggerstaff of the home; two sons, Donald Biggerstaff, Jr., and wife Carol, of Maiden, and Chris Biggerstaff, and wife Dena, of Conover; a granddaughter, Andie Biggerstaff; a brother, John Weaver of Lincolnton; two sisters, Georgette Littlejohn and Mary Branch, both of Lincolnton.

Memorials may be made to the North Gaston Church of God, 1310 Cherryville Highway, Dallas NC  28034.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Biggerstaff family.

Thomas Herbert Godfrey

Thomas Herbert Godfrey, Jr., age 82, of 517 E. McBee Street in Lincolnton, died on Tuesday, March 26, 2019.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at Guilford Memorial Park in Jamestown, NC, with Rev. J.V. Allen and Rev. Jim Schall officiating. 

Mr. Godfrey was born February 16, 1937, in Mecklenburg County, to the late Thomas Herbert Godfrey, Sr. and Robbie King Godfrey Whisnant.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, Thomas Herbert Godfrey, III; and a sister, Teresa Godfrey Prescott.  He worked as a general sales manager for Gaston County Dyeing Machine Company. 

He is survived by his wife, Anne Fitzgerald Godfrey of the home; sons, Eric C. Godfrey (Linda) of Lawrenceville, GA, Jonathan W. Godfrey (Becky) of Lincolnton, Joseph M. Godfrey (Julie) of Greensboro, and Mack F. Godfrey (Tina) of Greensboro; two sisters, Donna Seeley (Ed) of Weddington, and Sharon Cameron (Stick) of Sanford,; a brother, Steve Godfrey of Sanford; step-father, Murphy E. Whisnant of Charlotte; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Memorials may be made to Boger City Wesleyan Church, 2803 E. Highway 27, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Godfrey family.

Bertha Mae Anderson

Bertha Mae Anderson, age 66 of 512 South Grove St., Lincolnton, North Carolina transitioned on Monday, March 25, 2019 at Cleveland Pines Nursing Center. She was born in Lincoln County, North Carolina on May 23, 1952 to the late Kathleen Misher and John Shuford, Jr.

Funeral Service is Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in White’s Family Chapel at Ebony & White’s Funeral Service. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial is private.

 Ebony & White’s Funeral Service is serving the Anderson family.

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