Miscellaneous Catawba County, North Carolina Obituaries

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NELSON H. McLAUGHLIN
Nelson H. McLaughlin, 79, of Hickory, died Sept. 23, 2000, at his residence.

Born Jan. 4, 1921, in Wadesboro, he was a son of the late Franklin H. and Daisy Pope McLaughlin.

A member of First United Methodist Church, he was owner and operator of McLaughlin Television after 49 and was a Seabee in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He also was a member of the Masonic Lodge, American Legion Post 48, Oasis Shrine and served on the Board of Adjusters for the City of Hickory.

He was preceded in death by six brothers, Marvin McLaughlin, Crawford McLaughlin, Rhonda McLaughlin, John McLaughlin and Kenneth McLaughlin; and a sister, Naomi Travis.

Survivors include his wife, Gertrude B. McLaughlin; a son, Gregory McLaughlin of Hickory; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and James Poovey of Hickory and Cynthia Stephen Horne of Raleigh; three grandsons, Shane Elder of Wilmington, John Elder of Washington, D.C., and Stephen Southard of Hickory; four granddaughters and a grandson-in-law, Jessica and Dennis Embry of Raleigh, Stacy Southard of Charlotte, Katie McLaughlin and Anna McLaughlin of Hickory; a great- grandson, Jackson Southard of Hickory.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at his church.

Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will include Stephen Southard, Shane Elder, Josh Elder, Dennis Embry, Brent Hager and Bob Link.

The family will be at Bass-Smith Funeral Home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, N.C. 28658.

ROSETTA H. BUMGARNER

GRANITE FALLS - Rosetta Hart Bumgarner, 67, of Beach Road, Hudson, died Sept. 22, 2000, at her residence.

Born April 23, 1933, in Caldwell County, she was a daughter of the late Jacob H. and Grace Perry Hart.

A member of Center Grove Baptist Church, she retired from J.P. Stevens.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Shelton P. Hart.

Survivors include her husband, Ernest Bumgarner; a son, Gary “Bummy” Bumgarner of Hudson; a daughter, Joetta Bumgarner of Lexington, S.C.; a brother and sister-in- law, Johnny and Doris Hart of Granite Falls; two nephews, Darren Hart and Derrick Hart of Granite Falls; a great-nephew, Alex Moore of Granite Falls; and a great-niece, Bailey Hart of Granite Falls.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Dan Redding at 3 p.m. Sunday at her church.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers will include Darren Hart, Leonard Bumgarner, Bruce Winkler, Rick Houser, Gary Annas, Dal Hice and Derrick Hart.

Memorials may be made to Caldwell County Hospice, 902 Kirkwood St., NW, Lenoir, N.C. 28645; or American Cancer Society, Caldwell County, P.O. Box 89, Lenoir, N.C. 28645.

Mackie-High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

GEORGE R. MASK

George Ronald Mask, 57, of Hickory, died Sept. 22, 2000, at his residence.

Born March 21, 1943, in Covington, Ga., he was a son of Bunia Mize of Chicago, Ill., and the late Raymond Mask.

Retired from Snyder Trucking, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Lucy S. Mask; a son, Brian Mask of Philidephia, Miss.; two stepsons, Billy Ayers of Conover and Ronnie Ayers of the home; a daughter, Pat Mask of Greenbay, Wis.; two stepdaughters, Betty Burnette of Hildebran and Evelyn Blankenship of Granite Falls; two sisters, Pat Carver and Nellie Mask of Chicago, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be conducted by the Revs. Johnny Ellis and Ray Wilcox at 2 p.m. Monday at Gloryland Baptist Church.

Bass-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

DELL B. BROMLEY

LENOIR - Dell Morgan Broyhill Bromley, 56, of Tiverton Lane, Asheville, died Sept. 22, 2000, at her residence.

Born Aug. 11, 1944, in McDowell County, she was a daughter of Dell Boulware Broyhill of Asheville and Otis Lutz Broyhill Sr.

A member of First Baptist Church of Asheville, she was a deacon, Sunday school teacher and member of the loyalty class. A homemaker, she also was a member of the Jr. League in Asheville, a former president for Children's Welfare League in Asheville and Biltmore Forest Ladies Gold Association.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Otiz Lutz Broyhill Jr.; and a grandfather, T.H. Broyhill.

Survivors include her husband, Ronald Keith Bromley Sr.; two sons, Ronald Keith Bromley Jr. of Charlotte and Morgan Deeds Bromley of the home; a daughter, Leslie Bromley Peterson of Charlotte; a brother, Thomas H. Broyhill II of Lenoir; and a grandchild, Jordan Lee Peterson.

A graveside service will be conducted by the Revs. Gail Coulter and Ron Crawford at 3 p.m. today in Blue Ridge Memorial Park.

A memorial service will be held at her church at 2 p.m. Monday.

The family will be at Cedar Rock Country club at the graveside service today.

Memorials may be made to Mountain Area Hospice, P.O. Box 16, Asheville, N.C. 28802; or First Baptist Church, 5 Oak St., Asheville, N.C. 28801.

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

DONALD R. JOHNSON

Donald “Don” Richard Johnson, 75, of Hickory, died Sept. 22, 2000, at his residence.

Born Aug. 30, 1925, in Guilford County, he was a son of the late Delos S. and Lillie Jones Johnson.

A member of Highland United Methodist Church, he retired as a salesman from Crain Industries and formerly worked for Ray Hamler Company for 30 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph Johnson and Kenneth Johnson; two sisters, Faye Langley and Ruth Buffin.

Survivors include his wife, Sue Waters Johnson; two sons and daughters-in-law, Greg and Lisa Johnson and Richard “Rick” and Kris Johnson of Hickory; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna R. and Hubert Streetman of Thomasville; two brothers, Glen Johnson and Reitzel Johnson of High Point; a sister, Phyllis Haley of High Point; a granddaughter, Laura Johnson of Hickory; two grandsons, Bryan Johnson and Keith Johnson of Hickory; and a niece, Lisa Buchanan of Wise, Va.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Jim Church at 2 p.m. Monday at his church.

Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

The family will be at Bass-Smith Funeral Home from 6 to 7:30 tonight.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson road, Newton, N.C. 28658; or Highland United Methodist Church, 1020 Twelfth Street Place, NE, Hickory, N.C. 28601.

ETHEL B. DEATON

GASTONIA - Ethel Bryant Deaton, 83, formerly of Lisa Drive, Blemont, died Sept. 23, 2000, at Century Care of Gastonia.

Born in Alabama, she was a daughter of the late John W. and Bertha Howard Bryant.

She attended the Church of God Cramerton and worked at Burlington Industry.

She was proceeded in death by her husband, Cornelius B. Deaton.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Bryant and Jane Deaton of Belmont; two daughters and sons-in-law, Pat D. and Walter Pulley of Belmont and Nancy and C.N. Huggins of Hickory; two brothers, Burl Bryant and Thurman Bryant; three sisters, Verna Brooks of Waynesville, Edna Carroll of Gastonia and Barbara Mitchell of Jacksonville, Fla.; six grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Terry Brooks at 11 a.m. Monday in Gastonia Memorial Park.

The family will be Carothers Funeral Home from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Monday.

FLORENCE S. HOYLE

LENOIR - Florence Stamey Hoyle, 93, of Harrisburg Road, died Sept. 21, 2000, at Caldwell Memorial Hospital.

Born Oct. 3, 1906, in Caldwell County, she was a daughter of the late Wade and Johnsie White Stamey.

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

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Hoyle; a brother, Fred Stamey; and a sister, Pearl Kirby.

Survivors include three daughters, Ruth Hatfield of Denver and Grace Cloninger and Jennie Grist of Lenoir; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral was conducted by the Rev. Buddy Smith at 3 p.m. Saturday at Pendry's Lenoir Funeral Home.

Burial was in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers included her grandsons and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 130 Pleasant Hill Road, Lenoir, N.C. 28645.

ALBERT M. GRANT

LINCOLNTON - Albert Monroe Grant, 74, of East Catawba Street, died Sept. 23, 2000.

Born in Cherokee County, S.C., he was a son of the late Loni W. and Ida Lee Grant.

He retired from the furniture industry.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary True Grant.

Survivors include two sons, Ronnie Monroe Grant of Lincolnton and Ted Lee Grant of Denver; two daughters, Charlene Eades of Lincolnton and Patricia Abernathy of Maiden; six brothers, Kermit Grant, William Larry Grant, Jerry Grant, Ray Grant, Darrell Grant and Walt Grant of Maiden; four sisters, Shirley Shaw of Maiden, Juanita Shaw of Newton, Betty Bumgarner of Maiden and Vivian Williams of Maiden; nine grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Bobbie Ramsey at 2 p.m. Monday at Warlick Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Hollybrook Cemetery.

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

FREDERICK A. THOMPSON III

LENOIR - Frederick Arrowood Thompson III, 47, died Sept. 23, 2000, at Hospice House of Catawba Valley.

Born April 29, 1953, in Lenoir, he was a son of Freda Miller Thompson and the late Dr. Fred Thompson.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include two daughters, Grace Adele Thompson and Rachel Blair Thompson of Lenoir; a brother, Franklin L. Thompson of Granite Falls; two sisters, Fredel Reighard of Blowing Rock and Fredda Umphlett of Greensboro; and four nieces.

A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Gilmer Miller at 4 p.m. today in Belleview Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Franklin L. Thompson, Patton Reighard and William Umphlett, Guy Myers, Jimmy Reighard and Ed Blair.

Memorials may be made to hospice of Caldwell County, 902 Kirkwood St., Lenoir, N.C. 28645; or Hospice House of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, N.C. 26656.

Greer-McElveen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

YATES F. ABERNETHY
Yates F. Abernethy, 93, of Welding Shop Road, Vale, died Sept. 24, 2000, at Frye Regional Medical Center.

Born March 1, 1907, in Catawba County, he was a son of the late Wyatt and Zoe Huffman Abernethy.

A lifetime member of Providence Baptist Church, he retired from Drexel Heritage Furniture's finishing department and was a farmer.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Letha King; two brothers, Raymond Abernethy and Craig Abernethy; and five sisters, Lillie A. Whitener, Edna A. Johnson, Sally A. Johnson, Ethel A. Kaylor and Lemmie A. Fulbright.

Survivors include two sons, Alfred Abernethy and Billy Abernethy of Vale; three daughters, Irene Cole of Charlotte, Ruth Nance of Houston, Texas, and Judith Punch of Vale; a friend, Carrie Huffman of Vale; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great- great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Ernest Richards at 3 p.m. Tuesday at his church.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers will be his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Providence Baptist Church, Building Fund, 7618 Providence Church Road, Hickory, N.C. 28602.

Hickory Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

DOROTHY L. LAIL

Dorothy Lowe Lail, 81, of Hickory, died Sept. 23, 2000, at the Lutheran Home after a period of declining health.

Born May 9, 1919, in Wilkes County, she was a daughter of the late Alfred S. and Lesta Wallace Lowe.

A member of Highland Baptist Church in Hickory, she retired from Techstyles Inc., in Hickory.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Junior Lowe and Leonard Lowe; and two sisters, Mary Watson and Shirley Cannon.

Survivors include her husband, Loy E. Lail Jr.; two daughters, Charlotte Lail of Atlanta, Ga., and Carolyn Lail Scarbro of the home; four brothers, Henry Lowe, Richard Lowe, Bill Lowe and Sam Lowe of Moravian Falls; three sisters, Nellie Bates of Winston-Salem and Bertha Helton and Ethel Cox of Rhodhiss; two grandchildren, Leah Lee and Scott Fox; and two great-grandchildren, Hannah Lee and Dylan Lee.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Bobby Langston at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Catawba Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Catawba Memorial Park.

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

ANNIE B. SCRONCE

LINCOLNTON - Annie Mae Beaver Scronce, 85, of Cardinal Health Care, formerly of Reepsville Road, died Sept. 24, 2000.

Born in Cleveland County, she was a daughter of the late John Julis and Demcy Elizabeth Hoyle Beaver.

A member of Reepsville Baptist Church, she was a homemaker.

Survivors include two sons, Harold Scronce of Newton and Dean Scronce of Crouse; three daughters, Ruby Pendleton, Mary Sue Phillips and Hazel Saunders of Lincolnton; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Nicholas King at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at her church.

The family will be at Warlick Funeral Home from 7 to 8:30 tonight.

Memorials may be made to Reepsville Baptist Church, 1513 Alf Hoover Road, Vale, N.C. 28168.

HOWARD C. THRONEBURG

MAIDEN - Howard Clifton Throneburg, 77, of Throneburg Road, Catawba, died Sept. 23, 2000, at Catawba Memorial Hospital.

Born Aug. 9, 1923, in Catawba County, he was a son of the late Jacob A. and Mary Bollinger Throneburg.

A member of Shiloh United Methodist Church and Riverside Lodge No. 606, he was employed by Overnight Transportation as a truck driver. Named driver of the year for the state of North Carolina in 1982, he was a farmer.

He was preceded in death by a son, Howard Kelly Throneburg.

Survivors include his wife, Audrey Elmore Throneburg; and a brother, Cyril Throneburg of Newton.

A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Dean Kelly at 11 a.m. today in his church cemetery.

Burke Mortuaries Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

SUSIE S. ATWOOD 

VALDESE - Susie Stillwell Atwood, 82, of Airport-Rhodhiss Road, died Sept. 23, 2000, at Frye Regional Medical Center after a period of declining health.

Born Nov. 14, 1917, in Burke County, she was a daughter of the late Ellis and Jenny Smith Stillwell.

She retired as a winder with Hickory Spinners.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred W. Atwood; three brothers, Charlie Stillwell, Morgan Stillwell and Herbert Stillwell; four sisters, Elizabeth Eggers, Catherine Bowman, Daisey Maynard and Sadie Setzer; and a grandson, Bobby J. Dale.

Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Marshall “Buck” Atwood and Terry and Carolyn Atwood of Hickory; a daughter and son-in- law, Alene and Bobby Dale of Connelly Springs; two sisters, Bessie Killian and Frances Martin of Hickory; and seven grandchildren, Bill Dale, Susan Moore, Tammy Atwood, Mark Atwood, Scott Atwood, Teresa Smith and Tonya Clemmons; and 12 great- grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Ron VanLente and J.C. Bradley at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Friendship United Methodist Church.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers will be David Stillwell, Danny Stillwell, Nowell Stillwell, Larry Stillwell, Randy Stillwell and Allen Martin.

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

Memorials may be made to Friendship United Methodist Church, Cemetery Fund, 8922 Rhodhiss Road, Connelly Springs, N.C. 28612.

Heritage Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

BERTHA T. BROWN

MORGANTON - Bertha Turner Brown, 89, of Hopewell Road, died Sept. 22, 2000, at Autumn Care of Drexel.

Born July 2, 1911, in Burke County, she was a daughter of the late William Pearce and Ida Elizabeth Boyles Walker.

A member of Hopewell Baptist Church, she was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Winzo H. Turner; six brothers, Bazz Walker, Tilman Walker, Raymond Walker, Jim Walker, Ed Walker and Robert Walker; and two sisters, Mamie Turner and Ruth Garrison.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Wayne H. and Lynn Turner of Morganton; a daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Wilton Daves of Morganton; a sister, Blanche Cline of Drexel; three grandchildren and two grandchildren-in-law, Nathan Turner of Winston-Salem, Michael and Wanda Daves of Valdese and Leslie and Chris Bowles of Metuchen, N.J.; and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Timothy Horldt and Chris Annas at 3 p.m. today at her church.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will be at the residence of Doris Daves, 1570 Hopewell Road.

Memorials may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church, Fellowship Building Fund, 1112 Hopewell Road, Morganton, N.C. 28655.

Kirksey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

R.A. WILSON

R.A. Wilson, 72, of Spencer Road, died Sept. 23, 2000, at his residence.

Born March 25, 1928, in Burke County, he was a son of the late Self and Essie Brittain Wilson.

He retired from Interlake Steamship Corp. as a salesman and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Lail.

Survivors include a daughter, Rita Lyda of Claremont; four brothers, Iris Wilson and Harold Wilson of Icard, and Steve Wilson and Clifford Wilson of Connelly Springs; four sisters, Wilhemina Shytle of Connelly Springs, Mary Lee Heavner of Morganton, JoAnn Causby of Valdese and Margaret Graham of Naples, Fla.; two grandsons, Cary R.A. Lyda of Granite Falls and Lentz Junior Lyda of Claremont; a granddaughter, Katherine Hedrick of Claremont; five great-grandsons; and a great-granddaughter.

A graveside service will be conducted by Pastor James P. Zimmerman at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Mount Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery.

The family will be at Hickory Funeral Home from 7 to 8:30 tonight.

NELSON H. McLAUGHLIN

Nelson H. McLaughlin, 79, of Hickory, died Sept. 23, 2000, at his residence.

Born Jan. 4, 1921, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was a son of the late Franklin H. and Daisy Pope McLaughlin.

A member of First United Methodist Church, he was owner and operator of McLaughlin Television for 49 years and was a seabee in the U.S. Navy during World War II. A member of the Masonic Lodge, American Legion Post 48 and Oasis Shrine, he served on the Board of Adjusters for the city of Hickory.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Marvin McLaughlin, Crawford McLaughlin, Rhonda McLaughlin, John McLaughlin and Kenneth McLaughlin; and a sister, Naomi Travis.

Survivors include his wife, Gertrude B. McLaughlin; a son and daughter-in-law, Gregory and Carolyn McLaughlin of Hickory; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and James Poovey of Hickory and Cynthia and Stephen Horne of Raleigh; three grandsons, Shane Elder of Wilmington, Josh Elder of Washington, D.C., and Stephen Southard of Hickory; four granddaughters and a grandson-in-law, Jessica and Dennis Embry of Raleigh, Stacy Southard of Charlotte and Katie McLaughlin and Anna McLaughlin of Hickory; and a great-grandson, Jackson Southard of Hickory.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at his church.

Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will include Stephen Southard, Shane Elder, Josh Elder, Dennis Embry, Brent Hager and Rob Link.

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

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, N.C. 28658; or The Land Fund, c/o First United Methodist Church, 311 Third Ave., NE, Hickory, N.C. 28601.

LENA S. FOX

TAYLORSVILLE - Lena Shook Fox, 94, of Paul Payne Road, Stony Point, died Sept. 23, 2000, at her residence.

Born March 4, 1906, in Alexander County, she was a daughter of the late Quincy and Artie Bowman Shook.

A lifelong member of Concord Baptist Church, she was educated in Alexander County Schools and was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by a son, J.D. Fox; three sisters, Pearl Binkley, Lonabelle Matheson and Claudia Padgett; and two sons-in- law, Harold Mays and Harold Brinkley.

Survivors include her husband of 73 years, Fred Fox; three daughters and a son-in-law, Marie Brinkley and Mildred Mays of Taylorsville and Brenda Kay and Jimmie Morrison of Stony Point; and a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Vickie M. and David Templeton of Charlotte.

The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Rodney Millsaps and Tony Dyson at 4:30 p.m. today at Adams Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Concord Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will be at the funeral home from 3 to 4:30 p.m. today.

Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, Alexander County Unit, c/o Margo J. Mosley, 129 Hillsboro Road, Taylorsville, N.C. 28681.

MARY G. BERTALOT

VALDESE - Mary Louise Grill Bertalot, 94, of Laurel Street, NE, died Sept. 24, 2000, at Valdese General Hospital after a period of declining health.

Born Oct. 20, 1905, in Manning, S.C., she was a daughter of the late Henri and Louise Perrou Grill.

She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Bertalot; a son and daughter-in-law, Benjamin H. and Virginia “Mac” McFarland Bertalot Sr.; and five brothers, Francois Grill, Philip Grill, Henri Grill, Benjamin Grill and Benjamin Antoine Grill.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Ernest M. and Dene Lackey Bertalot of Valdese; a grandson, Benjamin H. Bertalot Jr. of Valdese; a granddaughter, Kelly Bertalot Day of Valdese; two great- grandsons, Christopher Bertalot and Steven Day; and a stepgreat-grandson, Eli Castle.

The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Feild Russell and Edyth Pruitt at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Waldensian Presbyterian Church.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to Waldensian Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 216, Valdese, N.C. 28690; or First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 637, Valdese, N.C. 28690.

MARION F. WITHERS 

MAIDEN - Marion Floyd Withers, 74, of Spring East Road, Lincolnton, died Sept. 24, 2000, at Catawba Memorial Hospital after a period of declining health.

Born Oct. 16, 1925, in Catawba County, he was a son of the late Johnny and Maude Williams Withers.

A member of Living Word Pentecostal Holiness Church, he was employed in the sanding department in the furniture industry.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Rachel Withers Mace.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Smith Withers; three sons, David Leon Withers of Maiden, Johnny Floyd Withers of Conover and Harold Allen Withers of Lincolnton; a daughter, Deborah Sue Withers James of Lincolnton; a brother, Everett Franklin Withers of Maiden; two sisters, Eva Withers Sipe and Lois Withers Lay of Newton; three grandchildren, Michael James and Angela James of Lincolnton and Doug Withers of Maiden; two stepgrandchildren, Todd Drum and Brian Drum; two great-grandchildren, Jessica James of Lincolnton and Halie Withers of Maiden; and two stepgreat- grandchildren, Natalie Drum and Cierra Drum of Maiden.

The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Michael Ainsworth and Garland Elliott at 3 p.m. Tuesday at his church.

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

Burial will be in Maiden City Cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to Living Word Pentecostal Holiness Church, P.O. Box 647, Maiden, N.C. 28650.

Burke Mortuaries Inc. is in charge of arrangements.


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