Miscellaneous Catawba County, North Carolina Obituaries
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STONY POINT - Billy Orren, 69, of Melody Lane, Hiddenite, died Sept. 21, 2000, at Frye Regional Medical Center.
Born July 12, 1931, in Alexander County, he was a son of the late Daniel L. and Dona Chapman Orren.
He attended Millersville Baptist Church. A retired truck driver from Conover Chair, he served in the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Ray Orren.
Survivors include his wife, Reba Orren; a stepmother, Mary Barlow Orren of Stony Point; four sons, the Rev. Bill Orren of Taylorsville, Robert Johnson, Barry Johnson and Terry Johnson of Hiddenite; four daughters, Mitzi Carpenter and Michelle Beshara of Newton, Charlene Marrs of Hiddenite and Karen Wike of Taylorsville; a mother-in-law, Viola Icenhour of the home; two brothers, Cedric “Teed” Orren of Taylorsville and Danny Ray Orren of Stony Point; five sisters, Hazel Martin and Effie Lou Ingram of Kannapolis, Linda Holt of Davidson, Hattie Cloninger of Hickory and Marie Chapman of Taylorsville; and 11 grandchildren, Daniel Orren, Zachary Orren and Jeremy Johnson of Taylorsville, Aaron Johnson, Bryan Johnson, Michelle Johnson and Heather Marrs of Hiddenite, Joshua Bradshaw, Joseph Bershara, Khoury Bershara of Newton and Bradley Marrs of Texas.
The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Steven Dagenhart and Bill Orren at 3 p.m. Sunday at Millersville Baptist Church.
Burial will be in the church cemetery with military rites conducted by members of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 84 in Taylorsville.
The family will be at the church from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight.
Memorials may be made to Millersville Baptist Church, Child Development Center, 130 Millersville Road, Taylorsville, N.C. 28681.
Chapman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
HILDA R. COLLINS
CONOVER - Hilda Jean Rinehardt Collins, 63, of Twelfth Avenue, SE, Hickory, died Sept. 22, 2000, at Catawba Valley Hospice Home.
Born Jan. 17, 1937, in Alexander County, she was a daughter of the late Wally and Effie Little Rinehardt.
She retired as a registered nurse from Liberty City Health Services, affiliated with Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Fla., after 29 years of service.
Survivors include her husband, Herbert Collins of Miami, Fla.; a son, Anton Collins of Hickory; a daughter and son-in-law, LaVonne and Bobbie Bender of Hickory; a brother, Paul Rinehardt of Conover; five sisters, Nadine Stewart and Nancy Reinhardt of Conover, Betty Ann Carthan of Newark, N.J., Sylvia Jackson of Meherrin, Va. and Jeanette Phillips of Claremont; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Charles W. Lewis at 2 p.m. Monday at Drum Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Washington Park Cemetery in Conover.
Pallbearers will be her nephews.
The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, N.C. 28658.
DAVID E. PIERCY
MORGANTON - David “Babs” Edward Piercy, 36, of Burning Tree Lane, Union Mills, died Sept. 20, 2000, at his residence.
Born July 13, 1964, in Avery County, he was a son of James Edward Piercy and Verna Sue Vance.
A former member of Rain Hill Wyslean Church in Brindletown, he was owner of Dave's Roofing.
Survivors include his wife, Tammy Piercy; two daughters, Brittany Michelle Flack and Jessica Lynn Flack of the home; a stepmother, Wilma Piercy of Morganton; a sister and brother-in-law, Christine Piercy and Steve Wilson of Morganton; three stepbrothers, Tony Hutchins, Alvin Dale Webb and Steven Beam of Morganton; a number of uncles, aunts, nephews and nieces including Dalton Wilson, Stephanie Wilson and Tabitha Wilson of Morganton.
The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Bruce Ward and Bill Rice at 11 a.m. today at Kirksey Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Stameytown Cemetery in Avery County.
Memorials may be made to Stameytown Baptist Church, Cemetery Fund.
MARY D. TORBUSH
SALISBURY - Mary Doris Davis Torbush, 79, of Grove Street, died Sept. 21, 2000, at the residence of a son, Bill Torbush, Acorn Oak Road, after a period of declining health.
Born Oct. 17, 1920, in Atlanta, Ga., she was a daughter of the late John and Margie Kirby Davis.
She was a member of Milford Hills United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, the Ladies Auxillary of Hudson-Miller-Tatum Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3006, Harold B. Jarrett American Legion Post 342 and the Spencer Moose Lodge. She retired from dietary services with Rowan Regional Medical Center after 12 years of service.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Torbush.
Survivors include four sons, David Torbush of Moscoucha, Ill., Robert D. Torbush of Soddy Daisy, Tenn., Jerry Torbush of Hickory and Bill Torbush of Salisbury; a daughter, Mary T. Hendren of Mooresville; two brothers, John Thomas Davis of Panama City, Fla., and Ellis Davis of Atlanta, Ga.; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Neill Shaw and Stephen Haines at 4 p.m. Sunday at Summersett Funeral Home.
Entombment will be in Rowan Memorial Park Mausoleum.
The family will be at the funeral home from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight and at her residence at other times.
Memorials may be made to Rowan Regional Home Health and Hospice, 825-A Henderson St., Salisbury, N.C. 28144; or Milford Hills United Methodist Church, 1630 Statesville Blvd., Salisbury, N.C. 28144.
ANN H. PRICE
LENOIR - Ann Lucille Hagler Price, 87, of Baton Church Road, Granite Falls, died Sept. 21, 2000, at Shaire Center in Lenoir.
Born Oct. 31, 1912, in Caldwell County, she was a daughter of the late George M. and Mary C. James Hagler.
A member of Mountain Grove Baptist Church, she was a former Sunday school teacher. She was a homemaker and a Red Cross volunteer.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Grady Hagler and Raymond Hagler; two sisters, Cleo Hagler and Beulah Bynum Greene; and a stepson, Daniel E. Price.
Survivors include her husband, John J. Price of Veterans Affairs Hospital in Salisbury; a son, Bob Winkler of Patterson; a stepson, Zane Allan Price of Alexandria, Va.; two stepdaughters and stepsons-in- law, Linda and John Crisp of Hudson and Patricia and Ronda Smith of Granite Falls; nine stepgrandchildren; and nine stepgreat-grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. John Brashear at 11 a.m. today at Pendry's Lenoir Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Allan Price, Terry Price, Christopher Helderman, Jonathan Powell, Todd Frizsell and Bob Wallin.
Honorary pallbearer will be Earl Radar.
The family will be at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to Caldwell County Hospice, 902 Kirkwood St., Lenoir, N.C. 28645.
LUCY W. REINHARDT
LINCOLNTON - Lucy Williams Reinhardt, 82, of Ritchie Road, died Sept. 20, 2000, at Lincoln Medical Center.
Born Aug. 11, 1918, in Seneca, S.C., she was a daughter of the late Frances Wordlaw and Lucius Williams.
A member of Coulter's Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, she retired as a housekeeper.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Shuford Joseph Reinhardt; six sons, Robert Ickard Reinhardt, Leroy Reinhardt, Hayes Willie Reinhardt, Lewis Davis Reinhardt, Thomas Reinhardt and Shuford Reinhardt Jr.; and two sisters, Maxie Woods and Liza Wordlaw.
Survivors include two daughters, Josephine “Polly” Linebarger of Lincolnton and Katie Bracey of the home; two sisters-in-laws, Katie Ramseur and Lillie White; 19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Walter Pegues at 3 p.m. Sunday at her church.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will be at the church 30 minutes prior to the service.
Ebony & White's Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
JOHN C. BEAL
MAIDEN The Rev. John “J.C.” Clifton Beal, 66, died Sept. 21, 2000, at Catawba Memorial Hospital after a period of declining health.
Born April 22, 1934, in Catawba County, he was a son of the late Sulley Beal and Lizzie V. Goodson.
A member of Mount Anderson Baptist Church, he had been a minister for 36 years and was pastor of Terrell Baptist Mission. He also worked at Vermont American Tool Company for 40 years.
Survivors include his wife, Mattie Lee Parker Beal; a brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Peggy Beal of Statesville; a brother-in-law, Lewis Laney of Maiden; seven sisters-in- law, Aileen Beal, Maggie Beal, Betty Peach and Margaret Parker of Maiden, Jean Beal of Denver, Edna Beal of Melbourne, Fla., and Sue Bennett of Rutherford; four brothers-in-law, Cecil and Mossie Parker, Kenneth and Neta Parker, Jeff and Nancy Parker of Maiden and the Rev. Grady and Peggy Parker of Lincolnton; and a number of nephews and nieces.
The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Grady Parker, Charles Ingle, J.J. Thronburg and Roger Sigmon at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at New Life Baptist Church.
The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service.
Burial will be in Maiden City Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be nephews.
The family will be at Burke Mortuaries from 6 to 8 tonight.
Memorials may be made to Terrell Baptist Mission, c/o Mount Anderson Baptist Church, 5044 N.C. 16 South, Maiden, N.C. 28650.
LOU B. LEE
NEWTON GROVE - Lou E. Barefoot Lee, 84, of Stricklands CrossRoads Road, Four Oaks, died Sept. 21, 2000.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Everette B. Lee; and a son, Phillip E. Lee.
Survivors include two daughters, Sue Lee Dodd of Four Oaks and Jane Lee Davis of Dunn; a daughter- in-law, Rozena Lee of Hickory; four grandchildren, Rebecca Dodd, John Dodd, Margaret Lee and Mary Lee; and two great-grandchildren, Johnna Dodd and Lauren Dodd.
A memorial service will be conducted by the Revs. Roger Carlson and Gene Clayton at 3 p.m. Sunday at Blackmons Grove Baptist Church.
Burial will be in Juniper Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will be at West & Dunn Funeral Home from 7 to 9 tonight.
Memorials may be made to Blackmons Grove Church, Building Fund; or Juniper Church, Cemetery Fund.
JERRY L. BUFF
VALDESE - Jerry L. “Red” Buff, 62, of Rutherford College, died Sept. 21, 2000, at Valdese General Hospital after a period of declining health.
Born Oct. 17, 1937, in Burke County, he was a son of the late Arthur and Dora Buckner Key Buff.
He retired as a pipefitter.
Survivors include two sons, Michael Buff of Hickory and Enrique Buff of Tennessee; a daughter, Kathey Finney of Morganton; two brothers, William Key and James Key of Rutherford College; a sister, Pansy Key of Valdese; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Rick Crouse at 4 p.m. Sunday at Burke Memorial Park.
The family will be at Heritage Funeral Service from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
Heritage Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
TRESEAN R. BYRD
NEWTON - Tresean Recay Byrd, infant son of Teadra R. Byrd, died at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Larry Parks.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include two brothers, Teandre R. Byrd and a twin brother Trejan Reshay Byrd; a maternal grandmother, Abbie Byrd of Hickory; maternal great-grandmothers, Essie Lee Byrd of Hickory and Betty Parks of Shelby; and a maternal great-great- grandmother, Odessa Rawls of Newton.
A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Webster E. Lytle at 2 p.m. today in Eastview Cemetery.
Willis Reynolds Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
CARL E. HEFNER
TAYLORSVILLE - Carl Edward Hefner, 85, of Carl E. Hefner Lane, died Sept. 21, 2000, at Alexander Community Hospital after a period of declining health.
Born Feb. 15, 1915, in Alexander County, he was a son of the late Jim and Nola McGee Hefner.
A member of Friendship Lutheran Church, he retired from the furniture industry.
He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Gene Pennell; a brother, Garland Hefner; a sister, Tressie Hefner Little; and a grandson, Rocky Eugene Pennell.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Cora Lou Jolly Hefner; a daughter, Lou Ann Pennell of Taylorsville; a brother, Quez Hefner of Taylorsville; two granddaughters and grandsons-in-law, Sandy and J.D. Eckard and Sonya and Leslie Elder of Taylorsville; and two great- grandchildren, Shauan Eckard and Devin Elder of Taylorsville.
The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Todd Rauscher at 4 p.m. today at his church.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will be at the church from 2 to 3:30 p.m. today and at the residence of Lou Ann Pennell, 5015 N.C. 16 South, at other times.
Memorials may be made to Friendship Lutheran Church, Family Life Center, 5300 Church Road, Taylorsville, N.C. 28681.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
FAYE P. KINCAID
Faye Penland Kincaid, 95, of Abernethy Center, Newton, died Sept. 22, 2000, at Catawba Memorial Hospital.
Born May 25, 1905, in Buncombe County, she was a daughter of the late Thomas E. and Eudora Ballard Penland.
A member of Mountain Grove Methodist Church in Morganton, she was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Monroe Kincaid; a stepson, W.T. Kincaid; and a brother, Russell Norman Penland.
Survivors include three stepdaughters, Belva McGinn of Charlotte, Louise Gosnell of Candler and Mabel Puett of Morganton; a stepdaughter-in-law, Maxine Kincaid of Charlotte; a sister, Eula Stroupe of St. Louis, Mo.; and a number of nephews and nieces including Charles Penland and Margie Penland Pope of Hickory.
A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Cynthia L. Arnold at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Mountain Grove Methodist Church Cemetery.
The family will remain at the church after the service.
Memorials may be made to Mountain Grove Methodist Church, 3625 Fish Hatchery Road, Morganton, N.C. 28655.
Bass-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
MARY K. WATTS
Mary Noel Kanode Watts, 72, of Hickory, died Sept. 19, 2000, at Frye Regional Medical Center.
Born July 2, 1928, in Roanoke, Va., she was a daughter of the late Robert C. and Mona Lee Noell Kanode.
A member of Hollins Road Church of the Brethren in Roanoke, Va., she retired as registered nurse at Lewis Gale Hospital in Salem, Va.
A graveside service was conducted by the Rev. John Dooley at 11 a.m. Friday in Cedar Lawn Burial Park, Roanoke, Va.
Bass-Smith Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.