Michael Alan Sversvold

Michael Alan Sversvold, age 78 of Iron Station passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at his residence.

Born February, 10, 1941 in Otter Tail County, Minnesota, he was the son of the late Alfred and Mildred Angeline Freegard Sversvold.

 Left to cherish his memory: Wife of 41 years: Sonja B. Sversvold of the home, 2 Sons: Michael Sversvold of Arizona; Darren Sversvold and wife, Teryl of Arizona, Step-Daughter: Amista Carlen of California, 5 Grandchildren; 8 Great-Grandchildren. No services will be held at this time.

 Visit www.burkemortuary.com to register your condolences.

 Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Sversvold Family.

 Harry “Gus” Gosthnian

Harry “Gus” Gosthnian, age 96, peacefully joined the Lord on Friday, September 13, 2019, in his home surrounded by loved ones.

 His funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at Maiden Wesleyan Church with Rev. Floyd Dean officiating.  Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery with full military honors. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 12:30 until 1:00 PM at the church.

 Mr. Gosthnian was born February 16, 1923, in Cambelltown, Pennsylvania. In addition to his parents, Arakel “John” Gosthnian & Gertrude Tobias, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Hawks Gosthnian. Harry served in the United States Army for 34 years and received the rank of Master Sergeant. After retiring from the service, he worked for, and retired from, Boeing for over 20 years.

 He is survived by his Sons, Harry “Skip” Gosthnian, John Gosthnian, Tony Graff, and daughters Dorothy Ralph, Joanna Claflin, Grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Lincoln Chapter DAV 53, c/o Jerry Canipe, Treasurer, 2087 Lee Lawing Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Gosthnian Family.

Landen Timothy Johnson

Landen Timothy Johnson of Lincolnton, NC, age nine, went home to be with the Lord on Friday evening, September 13th, 2019.

Landen was born January 24th, 2010 in Smithfield, NC. He loved to spend time with his family, watch movies, play Rescue Bots, dress up as a police officer, eat his favorite foods, and he loved the Andy Griffith Show. Most of all, Landen loved Jesus. He wanted to be a Pastor when he grew up. Landen was a light to all and will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his parents, Pastor Luke and Amanda Johnson, his brothers Brayden and Tyler Johnson, and sister Hannah Grace Johnson of Lincolnton, NC; Papa and Nani, Pastor Terry and Regina Johnson of Morehead City, NC; Papaw and Nana, Pastor Reuben and Terry Cason of Middlesex, NC; great-grandparents, Paul and Lilian Wall, Janice Cason, and Dorothy Stevens; the following uncles and aunts; TJ Johnson of Princeton, NC; Katie (Daryl) Rackley of Greensboro, NC; Josh (Cara) Johnson of Valdosta, GA; Caroline (Dustin) Stoey of Havelock, NC; Heather (Jonathan) Huff of Erwin, TN; Daniel (Camille) Cason of Hampton, VA; his cousins, Lucian Johnson, Aubrey Johnson, Gwen Johnson, Hadessah Rackley, Adalai Rackley, Rucker Rackley, Adara Rackley, Kaiden Huff, Mckinleigh Huff, Emmalyn Huff, Lacey-Grace Cason, Cohen Cason; special friend Lois Daughtry; and many great uncles, aunts, and cousins.

A celebration of Landen’s Story will be held tonight, Monday, September 16th, at New Vision Ministries, 661 Clark Creek Rd. Lincolnton, NC. Receiving of friends will be from 4:30 PM- 6:30 PM followed by the worship service at 7:00 PM. The family will hold a private burial on Tuesday morning at 11:00 AM. On Tuesday morning, Landen's processional will be moving down main street and around court square at 10:30 AM. You are welcome to line the sidewalks/streets if you wish to pay respects to Landen.

The Johnson family would like to thank their Highland Drive Church family, team of physicians and nurses at Levine Children’s, and community for all their love and support. Most of all, the family would like to thank the Lord Jesus Christ for His sufficient grace and sustaining strength.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Potentials Foundation at www.potentialsfoundation.org  in Landen’s honor.

The Good Samaritan Funeral Home in Denver is serving the Johnson Family.

Neoma Young Pressley

Neoma Young Pressley, 76, of Maiden passed away September 12, 2019.

A service to celebrate Neoma’s life was held on September 15, 2019 at 4 p.m. at Friendship United Methodist Church in Newton. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family received friends on  September 15, 2019 from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. at Friendship United Methodist Church Family Life Center.

Bennett Funeral Service of Conover is serving the Pressley family.

 Gwendolyn Hobbs Putnam

Gwendolyn Hobbs Putnam, 97 of Dallas passed away September 12, 2019.

Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church, Cherryville Sunday September 15, at 3:00 pm with the Rev. Dr. Vince Hefner. Her family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:30-2:45 pm. Burial will follow in Cherryville City Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to First Baptist Church of Cherryville for the Christian Outreach Center.

Carpenters Funeral home is serving the Putnam family.

 Cornelia Leach

Cornelia Leach, 85 of Granite Falls passed away September 13, 2019.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. September 16, 2019 at Jenkins Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 3 - 4 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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

 Peggy Faye Jonas Hallman

Peggy Faye Jonas Hallman, 82, of Vale passed away September 14, 2019. Arrangements are incomplete at this time at Warlick Funeral Home.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Hallman family.

Ricky Stephen Randall

Ricky Stephen Randall, 67, passed away September 14, 2019.

All services are private. 

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

John Lawrence McGinnas

John Lawrence McGinnas, 73, of Cherryville passed away on September 12, 2019.

A private graveside service will be held.

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

 George Franklin Rockett, Jr.

George Franklin Rockett, Jr., passed away September 13, 2019.

The funeral service will be held September 18, 2019 at 2 p.m.at the Burke Mortuary Chapel in Newton. Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery in Newton. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1 - 1:45 pm at Burke Mortuary in Newton.

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

 Ralph Bruce Turner

Ralph Bruce Turner, 72, passed away September 14, 2019.

Visitation will be September 16, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Bethphage Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall and at other times the family will be at the home. Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. September 16, 2019 at Bethphage Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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

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