Louise Robinson Finger

Louise Robinson Finger, 88, passed away May 4, 2019.

Graveside Service will be today at noon at Saint Paul’s Memorial Park Cemetery, Newton.

Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, is serving the Finger family.

 Ronald Elwood Davis

Ronald Elwood Davis, 89, passed away May 4, 2019.

A memorial service with military honors to celebrate Ronald’s life May 12, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Mt Calvary Lutheran Church in Claremont. Inurnment will be held on a later date at Sacred Heart Cemetery in New Philadelphia, PA. The family will receive friends May 12, 2019 from 2 to 2:45 p.m. at Mt Calvary Lutheran Church.

Bennett Funeral Service of Conover is serving the Davis family.

 Prue Neal Willis Thornburg

Prue Neal Willis Thornburg, 85 of Marsh Trail passed away, May 5, 2019.

Funeral services will be held May 9, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. at Carpenter-Porter Funeral & Cremation Services. Burial will follow at Gainsville Baptist Church.  The family will receive friends Thursday from 1 to 2:15 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Carpenter-Porter Funeral & Cremation Services is serving the Thornburg family.

 Betty Jean Sipe Parker

Betty Jean Sipe Parker, 77 of Maiden passed away May 6, 2019.

A private graveside service will be held.

Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Parker Family.

 Benny “Ben” Joe Brittain

Benny “Ben” Joe Brittain, 84, of Hickory passed away May 7, 2019 at his home. 

Services will be held at a later date at the home.

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

 Charlene Wanda Farrell

Charlene Wanda Farrell 67 of Lincolnton passed away May 2, 2019.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. May 9, 2019 at Jenkins Funeral Home Chapel with Curtis Blake officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 – 2 p.m. Thursday May 9, 2019 at the Jenkins Funeral Home Celebration Center. 

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

 Edward Hewitt “Hick” Hickman

Edward Hewitt “Hick” Hickman, 84, of Vale passed away May 7, 2019. 

A service to celebrate Edward’s life will be held May 9, 2019 at 4 p.m. at Plateau United Methodist Church in Vale. The family will receive friends May 9, 2019 from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. Plateau United Methodist Church. 

Bennett Funeral Service of Conover is serving the Hickman family.

 Dorothy “Dot” Jonas Johnson

Dorothy “Dot” Jonas Johnson, age 96, of Vale, went to be with the Lord early Sunday morning May 5th, 2019. She was born June 8th, 1922 in Lincoln county. She was the daughter of late Barbara Jane Jonas and Daniel Burgan Jonas Sr. Dorothy was the last living sibling out of the five children. She had two brothers: Herman Jonas and D.B. Jonas; and two sisters: Lois Wilkinson and Connie Hoyle. She was happily married to her late husband Everette Johnson. 

Those left to cherish her memory are two children: Dean Johnson and wife Linda, and Nina Justus and husband Floyd; four granddaughters: Linnette Grigg, Kaila Quinley, Katrina Helton, and Krystal Shifflett; five great grandchildren: Carla Christopher and husband Cody of the home, Evan Helton, Emily Helton, Ayden Shifflett, and Eryn Shifflett; one great-great granddaughter LillyAnne Christopher of the home; and multiple nieces and nephews who she truly cherished.

Dorothy was a woman who enjoyed gardening, quilting, traveling, and cooking for her family. She truly adored her family and valued her faith in the Lord. She will be fondly remembered by family and friends as a devout Christian, a loving mother and grandmother to all. 

The funeral will be 4:00 pm Friday, May 10th, 2019 at Palm Tree United Methodist Church with Pastor Frieda Hobson officiating. Burial will follow at Palm Tree United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 3:00-4:00 pm Friday at the church.

Please sign the online guestbook at www.jenkinsfuneralhome.net. The Johnson family has entrusted arrangements to Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Newton 828-464-1555.

 Hazeleen Hayes Ford

Hazeleen Hayes Ford, age 89, passed from this life on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Port Orange, Florida. 

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2019, in the Hollybrook Cemetery. 

 Mrs. Ford was born in Cherryville, North Carolina, to the late Ray and Lila Sneed Hayes.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Joe W. Ford, and a son, Greg Ford.  The Fords were self-employed at Rocky Ford Hatchery in Lincolnton. 

 She is survived by her daughter, Robin Latno, and husband Art; and grandchildren, Dallas  Barker, Tyler Barker, and Madison McMackin. 

 Memorials may be made to Halifax Health Hospice, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL  32129.

 Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Ford family.

 Lt. Col. Edwin “Ed” Lowe Proctor

Lt. Col. Edwin “Ed” Lowe Proctor (USAF Retired), 89, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, NC.  The family will be celebrating his life with a graveside service at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Hollybrook Cemetery in Lincolnton.

 Edwin was born October 28, 1929 in Lincolnton, NC, the eldest of two children to the late Pat and Ruth Proctor and was a loving and devoted husband, father, brother, son, Granddad and “Papaw”.  Ed attended North Carolina State University before joining the Air Force and earning his wings, along with the Distinguished Aviation Cadet honor, in 1952.  He later graduated from the University of Omaha Nebraska; the Air Command and Staff College; and the U.S Army Command and General Staff College.  While in the Air Force, he flew hundreds of combat missions in the Korean and Vietnam Wars and received The Air Medal, The Bronze Star Medal and The Distinguished Flying Cross in 1967.  Ed also participated in a pilot exchange program with the US Navy where he flew missions off the USS Lexington and USS Midway, where he became the 91st Centurion; and was recognized as an Honorary Naval Aviator.  After retiring from the Air Force, he had a successful real estate career in Lincolnton for over 20 years, and has been living in Pinehurst for the past two years.

 Survivors include his sister Peggy Reeves of Greenville, SC; four children, Tim Proctor of Lewisville, NC, Teri Faulk of Raleigh, NC, Tracy Corbett of Pinehurst, NC and Trent Proctor of Hayesville, NC; seven grandchildren, Lauren Deisenroth, Erika Proctor, Michael Proctor, Kyle Corbett, Kaylee Proctor, Tia Proctor and Karsen LaRue Corbett; and one great-granddaughter, Olivia Deisenroth.  He is preceded by his wife of 54 years, LaRuth “LaRue” Ennis Proctor.

 Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton is serving the Proctor family.

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