Miscellaneous Catawba County, North Carolina Obituaries

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RAY A. JOHNSON
CONOVER - Ray Alexander Johnson, 79, of Valley Nursing Center in Taylorsville, formerly of Eighth Street, NE, died Aug. 5, 2000, at Valley Nursing Center.

Born June 25, 1921, in Alexander County, he was a son of the late Augustus W. and Esther Hendren Johnson.

A member of Concordia Lutheran Church, he retired from Southern Furniture Company.

He was preceded in death by four brothers and a sister.

Survivors include his wife, Sue Hefner Johnson of Conover; two daughters and a son-in-law, Susan Johnson of Raleigh and Tina and Chip Cranford of Charlotte; a sister, Nell Hinson of Anchorage, Ala.; and two grandchildren.

A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Donald Oldenburg at 2 p.m. today in Conover City Cemetery.

The family will remain at the cemetery after the service.

Memorials may be made to Concordia Lutheran Church, 216 Fifth Ave., SE, Conover, N.C. 28613.

Drum Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

DORAN E. DAMERON

GRANITE FALLS - Doran Evan Dameron, 45, of Forest Hill Court, died Aug. 4, 2000, at Valdese General Hospital.

Born June 25, 1955, in Catawba County, he was a son of Gwyn Dameron of Hildebran and JoAnn Price Dameron of Granite Falls.

He attended Granite-Rhodhiss Church of God and was self- employed in auto body shop repair in Connelly Springs.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Estelle Dameron; two grandfathers; and two grandmothers.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a brother, Clyde Dameron of Granite Falls; three sisters, Alfreda D. Link and Tammy Dameron of Granite Falls and Vickie Shoun of Lenoir; a half sister, Tammy R. Johnson of Houston, Texas; a stepdaughter, Brandy White of Florida; and a number of uncles, aunts, nephews and nieces.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Randall Phillips at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Granite-Rhodhiss Church of God.

The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service.

Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery in Lenoir.

The family will be at Mackie-High Funeral Home from 7 to 8:30 tonight.

SARAH S. COX

LENOIR - Sarah Sanders Cox, 65, of West Lenoir Drive, died Aug. 5, 2000, at her residence.

Born Feb. 26, 1935, in Caldwell County, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Bertha Hart Sanders.

A member of Marion Freewill Baptist Church, she was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Sanders.

Survivors include her husband, John M. Cox; two sons, John Michael Cox and Jimmy Lee Cox of Lenoir; four daughters and sons-in-law, Teah and Issac Jackson and Elisa and Kenneth Marley of Ferguson, andMillie and Alfred Pennell and Pamela and Joseph Bass of Lenoir; a brother, Arthur H. Sanders of Lenoir; a stepbrother, John Henry Allen of Lenoir; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Lloyd King at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Greer-McElveen Funeral Home.

Burial will be in the Cox family cemetery.

Pallbearers will be John Cox III, Billy Pennell, Pete Cox, Michael Pennell, Jeff Marley, Alfred Pennell and Dale Jackson.

The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 tonight.

Memorials may be made to Caldwell County Hospice, 902 Kirkwood St., Lenoir, N.C. 28645.

OCTA S. PUGH

VALDESE - Octa Stamey Pugh, 91, of Dock Pugh Road, Connelly Springs, died Aug. 6, 2000, at College Pines Nursing Center after a period of declining health.

Born July 13, 1909, in Burke County, she was a daughter of the late Patrick and Liza Jane Martin Stamey.

She retired as a hosiery manufacturing inspector.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dock E. Pugh; and two sons, Ralph E. Pugh and Thad R. Pugh.

Survivors include two sons, Bobby L. Pugh and James E. Pugh of Connelly Springs; two daughters, Sue Benfield and Betty Robinson of Connelly Springs; a brother, J.P. Stamey of Vale; a sister, Margie Owens of Valdese; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Joel Cook at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Heritage Funeral Service.

Burial will be in Burke Memorial Park.

The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 tonight.

ALMA C. HAMBY

VALDESE - Alma Crane Hamby, 46, of Track Sideway, Hudson, died Aug. 4, 2000, at Hospice House of Caldwell County.

Born Nov. 19, 1953, in Wilkes County, she was a daughter of Bertha White Crane of Harmony and the late Shirly Crane.

A member of Mount Zion Baptist Church, she was a homemaker.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include a son and daughter-in- law, Lennie C. and Bonnie Hamby of Hudson; two daughters and a son- in-law, Bonnie and Jerry Reid of Lenoir and Amy Hamby of Granite Falls; two brothers, Dan Crane and David Crane of Lenoir; a sister, Louise Barker of Hudson; and a granddaughter, Bailey Hamby.

A memorial service was held Sunday at Family Funeral Care, Kirksey Chapel.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Caldwell County, 902 Kirkwood St., Lenoir, N.C. 28645.
 

EVELYN B. DAVIS
Evelyn Bean Davis, died Aug. 7, 2000, at Brian Center East.

Born Nov. 11, 1915, in Burke County, she was a daughter of the late John E. and Margaret Whisnant Bean.

A member of Mountain View Mennonite Church, she retired from Bassett Industries.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eligah Allen Davis; a brother, Isaac Bean; a sister, Inez Rage; and a grandson, Danny Carver.

Survivors include three sons, Bobby Allen Davis and Tommy Davis of Mountain View and Billy Davis of Hickory; four daughters, Amalean Williams of Mountain View, Sue Heavner of Newton, Boneta Carver and Judy Starnes of Vale; a niece, Betty McCabe of West Springfield, Mass.; 18 grandchildren; 16 great- grandchildren; and four great-great- grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Edward Godshall and Wellington Moyer at 4 p.m. Thursday at her church.

The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

The family will be at the church from 7 to 8:30 tonight and at the residence of Judy Starnes, 5788 Heavner Road, Vale, at other times.

Bass-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ROBERT H. BEANE

LENOIR - Robert Harold Beane, 82, died Aug. 7, 2000, at Sterling House in Hickory.

Born July 9, 1918, in Caldwell County, he was a son of the late Fritz and Maude Carlton Beane.

A member of Hudson First Baptist Church, he retired from Fairfield Chair after 35 years and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Christine White Beane; and a sister, Lucille Beane.

Survivors include his wife, Freeta Keller Beane; a son, Robert D. Beane of Hildebran; a daughter, Katherine B. Johanson of Virginia Beach, Va.; a stepdaughter, Betty and Paul Christopher of Stony Point; a brother, Gerald C. Beane of Granite Falls; two sisters, Doris Philman of Bell, Fla., and Shirley Reid of Houston, Texas; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted by Drs. C. Wade Dellinger and Billy Rivers and the Rev. Michael Isaac at 3 p.m. today at his church.

Burial will be in Sunset Hills Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Allan Burgess, David Sigmon, Michael Coltrera, David Johanson, Keith Cannon and Scott Triplett.

The family will be at the church one hour prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Hudson First Baptist Church, Bus Fund, 345 Main St., Hudson, N.C. 28638.

Greer-McElveen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ROBERT J. ARMSTRONG

MOUNT HOLLY - Robert “Jack” Jackson Armstrong, 84, of Hawley Street in Stanley, died Aug. 6, 2000, at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia.

Born in Gaston County, he was a son of the late Robert W. and Lula Simmons Armstrong.

A charter member of Community Baptist Church in Dallas, he retired from Talon Inc. of Stanley.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Nell Brafford Armstrong; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert M. and Lois Armstrong of Newton and David J. and Dana Armstrong of Dallas; a daughter, Sandra J. Canning of Foxboro, Mass.; eight grandchildren, John M. Canning, Michael C. Canning, Elizabeth Ann Canning and Jamie Canning of Foxboro, Mass., Jennifer Luu of Lincolnton, Angela Goins of Mount Holly, Timothy Armstrong of Virginia and Mark Armstrong of Newton; and a great- grandchild, Conner Canning of Foxboro, Mass.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Roy Barbee at 3 p.m. today at Carothers Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Hillcrest Gardens in Mount Holly.

Memorials may be made to Community Baptist Church, Building Fund, Dallas-Stanley Highway, Dallas, N.C. 28034.

ANNIE C. ABERNATHY

MORGANTON - Annie Curtis Abernathy, 82, of Willowbrook Drive, died Aug. 7, 2000, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

Born Jan. 3, 1918, in Burke County, she was a daughter of the late George H. and Estelle Fleming Curtis.

A member of Glen Alpine United Methodist Church, she also attended First United Methodist Church in Morganton. She was a hair stylist and cosmetologist for 41 years at Cinderella Beauty Shop and the Hair House.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Simpson Abernathy; a brother, Edward Curtis; and a sister, Adelaide Curtis.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Curtis and Elaine Abernathy of Morganton; a daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Gary Benton of Glen Alpine; a brother, Harry Curtis of Charlotte; five grandchildren and three grandchildren-in-law, Stefanie and Ken Brogley, Stephen and Melissa Burris of Morganton, Patrick Abernathy, Shannon and Bryan Drake and Chris Abernathy of Denver, Colo.; and five great-grandchildren, Brittney Smith, Karissa Burris, Taylor Brogley, Tyler Brogley and Stephen Dakota Burris.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Frank Gordon at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sossoman Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

The family will be at her residence at other times.

Memorials may be made to Glen Alpine United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 576, Glen Alpine, N.C. 28628.

JAMES M. SANDERS

LENOIR - James “Jimmy” McArthur Sanders, 57, of Bushville Drive, died Aug. 8, 2000, at Caldwell County Hospice.

Born Nov. 29, 1942, in Caldwell County, he was a son of the late William C. and Lillian Fausett Sanders.

A member of Central Baptist Church of Whitnel, he was a self- employed truck driver.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Sanders; and sisters, Mary Sanders and Lillian Bishop.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Childress Sanders; two sons, James Bryan Saunders of Lenoir and Kelly Mark Saunders of Hudson; a daughter, Amber Saunders Drum of Lenoir; four brothers, Tommy Sanders, Carter Saunders and Teddy Saunders of Lenoir and Charles Saunders of Love Valley; two sisters, Ida Hall of Hudson and Martha Hall of Lenoir; and four grandchildren.

A private service will be conducted at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Caldwell County Hospice, 902 Kirkwood St., NW, Lenoir, N.C. 28645.

Pendry's Lenoir Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

CAMEO P. TEAGUE
TAYLORSVILLE - Cameo Phillips Teague, 19, of Bethlehem, died Aug. 9, 2000, at Frye Regional Medical Center after a period of declining health.

Born Nov. 18, 1980, in Catawba County, she was a daughter of Eddie Phillips and Sheila Lail of Bethlehem.

She was employed by Clayton Marcus Furniture.

She was preceded in death by a nephew, Tyreek C. King; maternal great-grandfather, Johnny Jones; maternal great-grandmother, Etta Louise Lail; and stepgrandfather, Robert L. Herman.

Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Micheal Teague; a daughter, Marisa J. Teague of Bethlehem; a brother, Wayne “Eddie” Phillips of Bethlehem; two sisters, Angelia S. Huff of Atlanta, Ga., and Margie Lynch of Bethlehem; two grandparents, Ralph E. Lail Sr. of Bethlehem and Chris Herman of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; paternal grandparents, Cletus and Bobbie Smith of Bethlehem; a maternal great-grandfather, Gaither Lee Lail of Pellcare Nursing Home in Hickory; a maternal great-grandmother, Laura Frye of Startown; and a niece.

The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Billy Honeycutt and Allan Mullins at 2 p.m. Saturday at Promised Land Ministries.

Burial will be in Taylorsville City Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jim Craig, Ralph Lail, Terry Phillips, Ronnie Church and Justin McClain.

Honorary pallbearer will be Heath Eaton.

The family will be at Adams Funeral Home from 7 to 9 tonight.

Memorials may be made to Wilkes National Bank, Marisa J. Teague Trust Fund, Taylorsville, N.C. 28681.

Adams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

DAISY W. GAINEY

TAYLORSVILLE - Daisy Wellman Gainey, 80, of County Line Road in Stony Point, died Aug. 9, 2000, at her residence.

Born March 9, 1920, in Alexander County, she was a daughter of the late Chris and Beulah Morrison Wellman.

A member of Philadelphia United Methodist Church, she retired as a nursing assistant with West Point Military Academy Hospital in West Point, N.Y.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Gainey; a brother, Clarence Wellman; and a sister, Irene Holbert.

Survivors include a daughter, LaVoun Perdue of Hoover, Ala.; a brother, Howard Wellman of Stony Point; four sisters, Mary Hodges, Geraldine Keaton and Christine Dye of Stony Point and Eutrilla Williams of Hiddenite; and two grandchildren, Ellon C. Gainey and Phyllis Perdue Hull of Smyrna, Ga.

The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Ron Karriker and Sterling Howard at 11 a.m. Saturday at her church.

The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will be at the residence of Howard and Hattie Wellman, 652 County Line Road, Stony Point, at other times.

Adams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ALMA F. MILLER

LENOIR - Alma Jean Friesland Miller, 61, of Ralph Winchester Road, died Aug. 9, 2000, at Caldwell Memorial Hospital.

Born June 29, 1939, in Watauga County, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Mae Cornett Friesland.

A homemaker, she retired from Morganton Chair Company.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Cindy Canipe.

Survivors include a son, Timothy Patrick McLean of Sugar Grove; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and David Greer of Lenoir; four brothers, Earl Cornett of Mooresville, Bobby Friesland of Rose Pine, La., Tommy Friesland and John Friesland of Lenoir; two sisters, Christine Kincaid and Geraldine Henson of Lenoir; and four grandchildren.

A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Marvin Ford at 11 a.m. today in Littlejohn United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family will be at the residence at other times.

Greer-McElveen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MOZELLE H. WALLACE

TAYLORSVILLE - Mozelle Frances Hubbard Wallace, 88, of Taylorsville, died Aug. 9, 2000, at her residence.

Born Jan. 1, 1912, in Alexander County, she was a daughter of the late Carlie and Pearl David Hubbard.

A member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, she was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Parks Wallace; two sons, Kenneth Ray Wallace and Clyde Wallace; two daughters, Gaynell Decker and Linda Sue Braswell; and three sisters, Elsie Childers, Dorothy Childers and Edith Treadway.

Survivors include two sons, Everett Wallace and Junior Robert Wallace of Taylorsville; six daughters, Graceteen Childers, Edith Deal, Bernice Baker, Ruth Allen, Kay Roberts and Diane Williams of Taylorsville; a brother, Willis Hubbard of Taylorsville; two sisters, Cecil Bentley and Opal Johnson of Taylorsville; 25 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and a number of nephews and nieces.

The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Darren Lambert, Lander Hefner and Cecil Lovelace at 2 p.m. Saturday at her church.

The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Tony Pope, Davie Deal, Archie Deal Childers, Michael Wallace, Gary Wallace, Shannon Roberts, Darren Roberts and Derick Braswell.

Honorary pallbearers will be her other grandsons.

The family will be at Alexander Funeral Service from 7 to 8:30 tonight.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Alexander County, 50 Lucy Echerd Lane, Taylorsville, N.C. 28681.

MARJORIE E. SMITH

MORGANTON - Marjorie E. Smith, 72, of Watts Trail, died Aug. 8, 2000, at her residence.

Born in Stanton, Va., she was a daughter of the late John C. and Sally Love Coffee Arnold.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Eugene and Virginia Crickenberger of Charleston, S.C.; two daugthers and sons-in- law, Donna L. and Dale McNett of Stanton, Va., Sandra J. and Jerry Heaton of Morganton; a brother, John Wayne Arnold of Boston, Mass.; two sisters, Ruth Rowe of Cocoa Beach, Fla., and Barbara Lee Arnold of Glen Spring, Va.; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted by Sid Houck at 2 p.m. Saturday at Kirksey Funeral Home.

Entombment will be in Burke Memorial Park Mausoleum.

The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 tonight.

MILDRED K. BLACKHALL

VALDESE - Mildred “Midge” Newcomb Knox Blackhall, 91, of Lititz, Pa., formerly of Valdese, died Aug. 8, 2000, at Landis Nursing Home in Lititz, Pa.

Born July 5, 1908, in Fort Scott, Kan., she was a daughter of the late Harvey T. and Viola Boone Newcomb.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Mowart Porter Blackhall; a son, Paul H. Knox; and a brother, Raymond Newcomb.

Survivors include six grandchildren, Kathleen Cooper of Westtown, N.Y., Robin Schreiter of Lititz, Pa., Paul S. Knox of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Paul Reichers of Coconut Creek, Fla., Troy Reichers of West Chester, Ohio, and Arnon Reichers of Worthington, Ohio.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Gary Garner at 3 p.m. today at Family Funeral Care, Kirksey Chapel.

Burial will be in Burke Memorial Park.

FRANCES N. BAKER

LENOIR - Frances Nail Baker, 76, of Littlejohn Church Road, died Aug. 9, 2000, at her residence.

Born March 28, 1924, in Caldwell County, she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Leila Rich Nail.

A member of Mountain View Baptist Church, she was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Ernest H. Baker; a son, Edward Austin of Romulus, Mich.; a brother, Harold Nail of Hickory; a sister, Katherine Lucille Baker of Lenoir; and two grandchildren.

A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Lewis R. Gardner at 4 p.m. today in Sunset Hills Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Caldwell County Hospice, 902 Kirkwood St., NW, Lenoir, N.C. 28645.

Greer-McElveen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

HAZEL A. DELLINGER

LINCOLNTON - Hazel Auton Dellinger, 78, of Buffalo Shoals Road, died Aug. 9, 2000, at Lincoln Medical Center.

Born May 6, 1922, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Theodore and Beulah Holbrook Auton.

She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Clarence Auton; and a grandson, David Walker.

Survivors include her husband, Leonard Dellinger; six sons, Harold Stamey of Atlanta, Ga., William Stamey of Statesville, Terry Stamey, Jim Stamey and Rick Stamey of Gastonia and Gary Stamey of Lincolnton; a daughter, Linda Walker of Bessemer City; two brothers, Paul R. Auton of Shelby and Gordon Auton of Glencoe, Mo.; two sisters, Anne Hewitt of Hickory and Ruby Starr of Weatherford, Texas; 19 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Odell Cook at 2 p.m. Saturday at Warlick Funeral Home.

Burial will be in St. Matthews United Church of Christ Cemetery.

The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 tonight.


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