Lucy Cordia Stephens

Lucy Cordia Stephens, 79 of Newton died Friday, September 27, 2019.

Jenkins Funeral Home staff is not involved in the memorial service at the church.

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

 Vickie Barger Reynolds

Vickie Barger Reynolds, 73 passed away September 27, 2019.

A graveside service will be held today at 11 a.m. at City Memorial Cemetery.  The family will receive friends after the service at the home of Bill and Connie Barger in Cherryville.

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

Tony Dwayne Mode

Tony Dwayne Mode, 66, of Newton passed away September 26, 2019.

 A memorial service to celebrate Tony’s life will be held October 5, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Beth Eden Lutheran Church in Newton. The family will receive friends October 5, 2019 from 2 to 2:45 p.m. at Beth Eden Lutheran Church.

Bennett Funeral Service of Conover is serving the Mode family.

Frank Farron Grant

Frank Farron Grant, 65, of Newton passed away September 28, 2019.

The funeral service will be held October 1, 2019 at 4 p.m.at the Burke Mortuary Chapel in Newton. Burial will follow at Providence Memorial Cemetery in Catawba. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 3- 3:45 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

 Ruth Johnson Willis

Ruth Johnson Willis, age 92, of Highway 274, Vale died Sunday, September 29, 2019.

Her funeral will be 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at Hull’s Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Travis Elmore officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 11: 00 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service at Hull’s Grove Baptist Church.

Mrs. Willis was born on March 27, 1927 to the late Vernon B. and Lotte Mae Hoyle Johnson.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hubert D. Willis;  her son, Dan Lee Willis; four brothers, Ervin Johnson, Lloyd Johnson, Coolidge Johnson and Paul Johnson; five sisters, Marie Beaver, Dessie Shull, Ethel Houser, Ruby Dean and Edna Wilfong.  She had a love of family and was a talented seamstress having made dresses, dolls, quilts and more.  Mrs. Willis, along with her husband Joe, owned and operated Burke Farmers Market which was better known as Willis’ Curb Market in Morganton.

She has three, five generations surviving her which include her son, Dale Willis and wife, Pat of Morganton; her daughter, Judy Willis and partner, Beverly Griffin of Morganton; her brother , Gene Johnson of Clyde, NC; grandchildren, Dennis Willis and wife, Angela, Ronnie Willis and wife, Betty, and Danielle Gideon; great-grandchildren, Heather Burns, Landon Willis, Ashley Bunner, Amanda Willis and Brett Gideon; great-great-grandchildren, Graham Burns, Malakai Buff and Benjamin Bunner.

Memorials may be made Hull’s Grove Baptist Church, 6670 West NC Highway 27, Vale, NC 28168.

Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton is serving the Willis family.

Joann Keener Houk McCarter

Joann Keener Houk McCarter, age 83, of Brook Hollow Road, Crouse died Saturday, September 28, 2019.

Her funeral will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 4, 2019 at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Scott Shoffner, Rev. Dr. Clay Ledford, Rev. Larry Little, and Rev. Ernie Richards officiating.  Her body will lie in state for 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Lincolnton.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 4, 2019 at Calvary Baptist Church.

Mrs. McCarter was born on June 29, 1936 to the late Dorus and Rachel Miller Keener.  She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Roy E. Houk , her second husband, Morris C. McCarter, her brothers, Howard Keener, Hal Keener and Robert Keener, and three sisters, Maudella Hicks,  Margaret Childers and Ruthie Carol.  Mrs. McCarter was retired from Newton Glove and was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church.

She is survived by her son, Wayne E. Houk of Sherrills Ford; her step-daughter, Becky McCarter Ledford, and husband, Clay of Lincolnton; step-son, David McCarter, and wife Teressa, of Lincolnton; grandchildren, Matthew Ledford and wife, Kalyn, and  Daniel McCarter and wife, Chrissy, and  Megan McCarter; great-grandchildren, Anthony Mitchem, Aiden McCarter and Ryleigh Wyonia McCarter, all of Lincolnton, and numerous nieces and nephews of the Keener and Houk families.

The family would like to offer a special thanks to the Brian Center of Lincolnton.

Memorials may be made to Gideons International, PO Box 1409, Lincolnton, NC 28093.

Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton is serving the McCarter family.

Mrs. Alma Louise Fish

Mrs. Alma Louise Fish formerly, of Buffalo Shoals Road, Lincolnton, passed away on Friday, September 27, 2019 at 99 years young.  She was born and raised in Lincolnton, NC and even lived on family land her entire life.  She made the best coconut cake and loved quilting, even gifting many to her family and friends over the years.

She was the only daughter of six children born to Miles and Lillie Bumgarner Shrum.  She is predeceased by her loving, doting husband, Thurman W. Fish, and four brothers, Marshall Shrum, Cecil Shrum, Rev. David Shrum and Benjamin Shrum.  She is survived by one brother, Dwight Shrum.

She was the very proud mother of one son, Ronald William Fish and his wife Lynn, of Marietta, GA.  She has two granddaughters, Terri Fish of Alexandria, VA and Amy Rhoades and her husband David, of Marietta, GA, as well as two great-grandchildren, Erica and Brian.

Her funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at St. Matthews Reformed Church - United Church of Christ with Rev. John Barnette officiating.  Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Warlick Funeral Home.

The Fish family would like to thank the Brian Center for the excellent care given to Alma for the past 12 years.

Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton is serving the Fish family.

John David Ingle, Sr.

John David Ingle, Sr., age 76, of Lincolnton, died on Sunday, September 29, 2019.

His funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Phil Goins and Pastor Ken Faulkner officiating.  Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Ingle was born September 22, 1943, in Lincoln County, to the late John Alfred Ingle and Geneva Scronce Ingle.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Betty Smith Ingle; and a great-grandson, Gabriel McGarrett Smith.  John worked as a diesel mechanic for Dellinger Pre-Cast.  He was a member of the Crouse Volunteer Fire Department for over 40 years, and was also on the Board of Directors at the Crouse Volunteer Fire Department. 

He is survived by a son, John David Ingle, II, of Hickory; stepdaughter, Debra Smith (Ray) of Lincolnton; stepson, Robert Goins (Deborah) of Lincolnton; stepdaughter, Jean Herman of Lincolnton; a brother, William Edward Ingle (Dianne) of Lincolnton; sister, Bernice I. Wilkinson of Lincolnton; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Memorials may be made to the Crouse Volunteer Fire Department, 2764 W. Highway 150, Crouse, NC  28033.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Ingle family.

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