Emma Christine Sipe Burgess

Emma Christine Sipe Burgess, 89, of Newton passed away August 30, 2019.

The funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. September 3, 2019 at St. James Lutheran Church in Newton.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 11 -11:45pm at the church. 

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

 Millicent Lennette Frye

Millicent Lennette Frye, 66 of Maiden passed away August 28, 2019.

No arrangements at this time.

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

Mildred Lucille Martin Ward

Mildred Lucille Martin Ward, 93 of Maiden passed away Thursday, August 29, 2019.

The funeral service will be held September 1, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Living Word Church in Maiden. Burial will follow in Maiden City Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2 - 2:45 p.m. at Living Word Church.

Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Ward Family.

Troyleen Jewel Hester

Troyleen Jewel Hester, 82, of Lincolnton passed away August 30, 2019.

Services will be held at a later date.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Hester family.

Essie Wood Proctor

 Essie Wood Proctor, 92, passed away August 31, 2019.

Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. September 3, 2019 at Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home and at other times the family will be at the home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. September 3, 2019 at City Memorial Cemetery in Cherryville. Burial will be at City Memorial Cemetery in Cherryville.

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

Kelly Wayne Brooks

Kelly Wayne Brooks, 34, of Newton passed away August 31, 2019.

A memorial service to celebrate Kelly’s life will be held September 3, 2019 at 4 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Conover. Inurnment will be held at a later date at Brooks Cemetery in Ashe County.  The family will receive friends September 3, 2019 from 3 to 3:45 at St. John’s Lutheran Church.

Bennett Funeral Service of Conover is serving the Brooks family.

Safarah (Faye) Elizabeth Bumgarner Bynum

Safarah (Faye) Elizabeth Bumgarner Bynum, 86, passed peacefully on Friday, August 30, 2019 and is resting with her Lord and Savior. Born December 3, 1932, in Spencer Mountain, NC to Edgar Ross Bumgarner and Jonnie May Flowers Bumgarner. After Jonnie May’s passing, she was raised by her father and step-mother Ruby Caldwell Bumgarner.

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 65 years, Hoyt Pinkney Bynum; 3 children, Steven Pinkney Bynum (Natalie) of Charlotte, Pete Bynum (Gail) of Iron Station, Melinda Bynum Bumgarner (Emmitt) of Maiden; 8 grandchildren, Summer, Joshua, Calah, Emilee, Aubrey, Zachary, Karly, Will; 8 great grandchildren; and 1 brother Jim Bumgarner (Jane) of Stanley.

Preceded in death by her parents and 3 siblings: Tom Bumgarner, Joe Bumgarner, Sandra Bumgarner Tate.  She loved family and singing in the church choir. She had many fond memories and stories from Spencer Mountain where she grew up.

A service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Bynum will be held at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at Alexis Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm on Tuesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care Lincoln County, 900 Donita Dr., Lincolnton, NC 28092 or Alzheimer’s Association (ALZ.ORG). Condolence messages may be sent to the family by visitingwww.woodlawnfuneral.org.  Woodlawn Funeral Home of Mount Holly is serving the Bynum family.

Bill Ray McMurry

Bill Ray McMurry, age 82 of Denver passed away Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Brian Center in Lincolnton.

Bill was born June 5, 1937 in Cleveland County to the late Nannie Pearl Dover McMurry.  Bill retired from Caldwell’s Meat Processing in Maiden.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded him by his sister, Pauline Dellinger

Left to cherish his memory: Wife of 62 years:  Alice Loftin McMurry of the home, Daughter: Donna McMurry of Lincolnton, Son: Ray McMurry and wife Kathy of Denver, 2 Grandchildren:  Colby McMurry and wife Sarah of Concord and Corey McMurry of Denver, Sister:  Mary Helen Black of Maiden,  Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

The funeral service will be held Tuesday September 3, 2019 at 4:00 pm at Amity Baptist Church in Denver with Rev. Charles Ingle officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 3:00- 3:45 pm at the church.

Visit www.burkemortuary.com to register your condolences.

Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the McMurry Family.

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