Mary Sue Smith Holler

Mary Sue Smith Holler, age 85 of Lincolnton passed away Sunday, September 1, 2019 at Abernethy Laurels in Newton.

 Sue was born July 1, 1934 in Gaston County, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Arie Smith. She was a nurse for 38 years.  In addition to her parents, her husband, Ray Holler preceded her in death.

 Left to cherish her memory: Daughter: Sherry Sipe of Lincolnton. No services will be held at this time.

 Visit www.burkemortuary.com to register your condolences.

 Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Holler Family.

 Nellie Sue Leatherman Harrill

Nellie Sue Leatherman Harrill, age 84, of Woodmont Circle in Lincolnton, died on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

 Her funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 5, 2019, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church with Rev. Chad Walker officiating.  Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Thursday from 12:45 until 1:45 p.m. at the church.

 Mrs. Harrill was born November 19, 1934, in Lincoln County, to the late Hal and Vera Dellinger Leatherman.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Jack Alexander Harrill.

 She is survived by two sons, Michael Harrill, and wife Amanda, of Cherryville, and Jeff “Bo” Harrill, and wife Rhonda, of Lincolnton; four grandchildren, Alicia High, and husband Lance, Jaclyn Harrill, Alex Harrill, and Patrick Harrill; and four great-grandchildren, Ryan Hodgins, Jake High, Beau High, and Jayci Randall. 

 Memorials may be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 2639 E. Highway 150, Lincolnton, NC  28092.

 Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Harrill family.

 Richard Hal Warren

Richard Hal Warren, 63 of Boosville Curve Road, Vale passed away, Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at his residence.

Born September 26, 1955 in Cleveland County, he was a son of the late Fate Alvin Warren, Sr. and Margaret Lueva Bowen Warren. He was retired from West End Sales.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Junior Warren.

Survivors include his girlfriend, Shelia Craig Ramsey and her son, Waylon Ramsey; two daughters, a brother, Steve Warren of Gaston County and a sister, Carolyn Towery of Fallston.

Visitation will be from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Friday at Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be 2:00 PM, Friday at Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Marie Green officiating.

Burial will follow in Charity Baptist Church Cemetery.

A guest register is available at www.stameytysingerfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements entrusted to Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Fallston.

Ted William Frye

Ted William Frye, age 77, of Hickory, died on Monday, September 2, 2019.

 Mr. Frye was born September 30, 1941, in Catawba County, to the late Earl Washington Frye and Montez Cecil Parker Frye.  He served in the United States Army and later was the owner and operator of 2 Fryes Mulch & Lawncare. 

 He is survived by many friends and acquaintances. 

 Warlick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Boyd T. Dellinger

Boyd T. Dellinger, age 95, of Sherrills Ford, passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at Carolina Caring in Sherrills Ford.

 His funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2019, at Mountain View Baptist Church with Rev. Matthew Seagle and Rev. Jeff Harris officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Saturday from 2:00 until 3:15 p.m. at the church.    

 Boyd was born December 31, 1923, in Lincoln County, to the late Henry and Mary B. Dellinger.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dot S. Dellinger of 64 years; brothers, Webb, Kemp, Hughes, Page, and Blair Dellinger; and sister, Lois Dellinger.  He was a faithful member of Mountain View Baptist Church in Maiden.  He enjoyed playing golf.  He was an Army Veteran in World War II stationed in Germany.  He worked with his father and brothers at the family sawmilling business.  He later went to work for Duke Power and retired from there. 

 Survivors include Jo Kelly, his sister-in-law of Denver, Robin Ramsey of Hickory, and Linda Bryson of Denver, who were his caregivers.  He is also survived by sisters-in-law, Peggy Ledford of Denver and Sophia Dellinger of Catawba; and a number of nieces and nephews. 

 Memorials may be made to Mountain View Baptist Church, Building Fund, 5045 E. Maiden Road, Maiden, NC  28650.

 Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Dellinger family.

 Barbara Anne Stroud

Barbara Anne Stroud, age 70, of Bailey Springs Drive in Lincolnton, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 4, 2019.

 Her funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2019, at the Lincolnton Church of God with Rev. Dr. Richard King officiating.  Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Saturday from 11:00 until 11:45 a.m. at the church.

 Mrs. Stroud was born June 5, 1949, in Cabarrus County, to the late Clarence Baskins and Lizzie Osborne Baskins, who raised her.  She is also preceded in death by her biological mother, Louise Baskins Mason.  She worked in manufacturing.

 She is survived by her husband, Billy Stroud of the Monroe; daughters, Cheryl S. Pate of Lincolnton, and Hope S. Bridges of Lancaster, SC; six grandchildren, Allison James, Chasity Hughes, Phelan Pate, Chris Hughes, and honorary grandchildren, Heather James, and Joanna Bostic; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Wanda Collins of Albemarle; and honorary daughter, Mary Baskins of Rock Hill, SC. 

 Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1901 Brunswick Avenue, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC  28207, or to Hospice of Lincoln County, 900 Dontia Drive, Lincolnton, NC  28092.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Stroud family.

Shirley Jean Hefner Watts

Shirley Jean Hefner Watts, 81, of Newton passed away September 3, 2019.

The funeral service will be held today at 11 a.m. at Concordia Lutheran Church in Conover. Entombment will follow in Catawba Memorial Park in Hickory. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10 - 10:45 a.m. at the church.

Burke Mortuary & Crematory in Newton is serving the Watts family.

 John “Jack” Alfred Aitken

John “Jack” Alfred Aitken, 75, of Newton passed away September 4, 2019.

 A memorial service to celebrate Jack’s life will be held at a later date.

Bennett Funeral Service of Conover is serving the Aitken family.

Charles D. Collier

Charles D. Collier, 68, passed away September 2, 2019.

Visitation services will be held September 7, 2019 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at The Good Samaritan Funeral Home, Denver, NC. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. at the same location. Burial services will take place immediately following the services at the Denver United Methodist Church, Denver, NC.

The Good Samaritan Funeral Home is serving the Collier family.

 Joseph Valetine Beshara

Joseph Valetine Beshara, 87, of Newton passed away September 4, 2019.

 A celebration of life will be September 7, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Jenkins Funeral Home. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service. 

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

 Johnny “Tut” Clinton Rector

Johnny “Tut” Clinton Rector, 81, of Claremont passed away September 2, 2019.

A memorial service to celebrate Tut’s life will be held September 9, 2019 at 5 p.m. at Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church in Hickory. The family will receive friends September 9, 2019 from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. at Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church. A reception will follow the service.

Bennett Funeral Service of Conover is serving the Rector family.

 Claudia Catherine “Cathy” Finger

Claudia Catherine “Cathy” Finger, 67, of Lincolnton, passed away September 5, 2019.

Arrangements are incomplete at Warlick Funeral Home.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Finger family.

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