Miscellaneous Catawba County, North Carolina Obituaries

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JOHN W. MORRISON
John William Morrison, 76, of Newton, died Sept. 25, 2000, at Catawba Memorial Hospital after a period of declining health.

Born May 10, 1924, in Catawba County, he was a son of the late Marian and Nelie Smith Morrison.

A member of First United Methodist Church, he served on the administrative board, Chancel Choir and was an acitve member of the Parker Class. A U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, he was past commander of the American Legion and a Mason. He was a former owner of E. and M. Machine Co.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Sidney Morrison and Leander Morrison; and a sister, Cornelia Bentley.

Survivors include his wife, Maxine Teague Morrison; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sherry M. and Mike Kirby of Newton and Nelie M. and Frank Prince of Charlotte; three sisters, Wilhelmina M. Flowers of Charlotte, Elizabeth M. Wykes of Conover and Dorothy M. Warlick of Newton; a brother-in-law, Fred Bentley of Whispering Pines; and four grandchildren, Jerod Kirby, Jennifer Kirby and Meredith Kirby of Chapel Hill, Jordan Kirby of Greenville and Jonathan Prince of Charlotte.

A memorial service will be conducted by the Revs. Dan Martin and Renee Lewis at 2 p.m. today at his church.

The family will remain at the church after the service.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 926, Newton, N.C. 28658; or Caring House, 2625 Pickett Road, Durham, N.C. 27705.

Catawba Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

BERTHA R. WILSON,

MORGANTON - Bertha Ritchie Wilson, 88, of Mimosa Avenue, Drexel, died Sept. 23, 2000, at her residence.

Born Feb. 24, 1912, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Willie G. and Essie Hoyle Ritchie.

A member of Zion Memorial United Methodist Church, she was employed by Woolworths for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bynum Wilson.

Survivors include a daughter, Lucille Powell of Morganton; two brothers, Everette Ritchie of Morganton and Ornie Ritchie of Hickory; two grandchildren, Eleanor Harris of Marion and Dennis A. Powell of Morganton; four great-grandchildren, Shannon Anderson of Annapolis, Md., Tonya Martin and Shawn Powell of Morganton and Chad Powell of Virginia; and two great-great-grandsons, Kyle Anderson and Noah Martin.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Larry Fletcher at 2 p.m. today at her church.

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

Burial will be in Burke Memorial Park.

The family will be at Sossoman Funeral Home 30 minutes prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Zion United Methodist Church, 1595 Zion Road, Morganton, N.C. 28655.

EULA W. BOLICK

MAIDEN - Eula Kate Workman Bolick, 80, of Ira Drive, Newton, died Sept. 24, 2000, at her residence.

Born June 18, 1920, in Vale, she was a daughter of the late Zeb V. and Bertha Elizabeth Smith Workman.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include three daughters, Judy B. Leatherman and Robyn B. Overton of Newton and Brenda B. Teague of Hickory; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. David Ridenhour at 4 p.m. today at Old St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

The body will be placed in the church from noon to 4 p.m. today.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Old St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Old Conover-Startown Highway, Newton, N.C. 28658.

Burke Mortuaries Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

ALBERT H. FIELD Sr.

Albert Herman Field Sr., 95, of Ninth Avenue Drive, NE, died Sept. 22, 2000, at his residence.

Born Aug. 9, 1905, in Elbert County, Ga., he was a son of the late Oscar D. and Daisie Rudeseal Field.

A member of First Baptist Church, he served as deacon. Owner and operator of Field Insurance Agency from 1935 to 1982, he was a majority shareholder of Hickory International Truck Sales from 1954 to 1987.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, he served during World War II and in the Pacific. A trustee for the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center for more than 20 years, he was a charter member, past president and a district governor for the Hickory Lions Club and a Master Mason at Hickory Lodge 343 in 1942.

Survivors include his wife, Olivia Branch Field; and three sons, Albert Herman Field Jr. of Connelly Springs, William Lee Field of Hickory and Bradford Alan Field of Atlanta, Ga.

A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. William R. Leathers at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Catawba Memorial Park.

The family will remain at the cemetery after the service.

Bass-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ADAM E. SUMMERS

TAYLORSVILLE - Adam Eligah Summers, 82, of Cross Street, Cooleemee, died Sept. 24, 2000, at Rowan Regional Medical Center after a period of declining health.

Born July 11, 1918, in Davie County, he was a son of the late Cappie O. and Lundie Lowder Summers.

A member of Victory Baptist Church, in Cooleemee, he retired as a carpenter. A U.S. Army veteran, he served during World War II.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Pauline Gaither Summers; and a stepgranddaughter, Kimberly Smith Tillotson.

Survivors include his wife, Hazel Sheek Call Summers; a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Terry McBride of Taylorsville; two stepsons and stepdaughters-in-law, Randy and Judy Call and Tommy and Annie Lee Call of Mocksville; three stepdaughters and stepson-in- law, Yvonne and Dean Norris of Yadkinville, Carol and Rodney Smith of Thomasville and Phyllis and Norman Smith of Mocksville; a sister, Ola Poplin of Mocksville; a grandson, Jonathan McBride of Taylorsville; and a number of stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Shelby Harbour and Rodney Smith at 7 tonight at his church.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Legion Memorial Park in Cooleemee.

The family will remain at the church after the service and will be at his residence at other times.

Memorials may be made to Victory Baptist Church, Building Fund, P.O. Box 686, Cooleemee, N.C. 27014.

Adams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

LEE MILLER

LENOIR - Lee Miller, 39, of Abernathy Street, died Sept. 23, 2000, in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Born April 10, 1961, in Caldwell County, he was a son of Larry Dale Miller of Fort Collins, Colo., and Brenda Jean Andrews of Lenoir.

He was a construction worker.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Miller Jr.

Survivors include two sons, Christopher Lee Miller of Houston, Texas, and Lee Miller Jr. of Lenoir; two daughters, Elizabeth Miller of Hickory and Peyton Miller of Charlotte; two brothers, Shane Miller of Fort Collins, Colo., and Robert Guy Lewis Young of Maine; and three sisters, Terri Miller of Hickory, Brenda Miller of Washington and Levi Miller of Colorado.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Jim Robbins at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pendry's Lenoir Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Mulberry Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Andrews, Mark Gibbs, Tim Clontz, David “Wadd” Winters, Terry “Weezer” Atkins and Ray Hildebran.

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

CARROLL D. AUSTIN

GRANITE FALLS - Carroll Dean Austin, 31, of Jodeco Station Terrace, Stockbridge, Ga., formerly of Granite Falls, died Sept. 24, 2000, at Henry Medical Center.

Born June 28, 1969, in Catawba County, he was a son of T. Eugene Austin of Granite Falls and the late Josephine Hartley Austin.

A member of Eagle's Landing First Baptist Church, he was a member of the leadership team for Friends Single Ministry. He was an aircraft mechanic for Delta Airlines.

Survivors, in addition to his father, include two brothers and a sister-in-law, Bruce and Sandra Austin of Granite Falls and Roger Austin of Greenville; a maternal grandfather, Ralph Hartley Sr. of Hudson; a nephew; a niece; and a number of uncles and aunts.

The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. J. Lynn Parsons and Craig Lee at 2 p.m. Thursday at Harris Chapel Baptist Church.

The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers will include Don Hair, David Gray, David Jones, Shawn Huffman, Terry Cooke and Gwen Reid.

Honorary pallbearers will include Charles Pierce and Mike Williams.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at his church.

The family will be at Mackie-High Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorials may be made to Eagle's Landing First Baptist Church, 2400 Hwy 42, North, McDonough, Ga. 30253.

PRESSLY W. BAREFOOT

MAIDEN - Pressly Wilson Barefoot, 72, of East Main Street, died Sept. 23, 2000, in Lakeland, Fla.

Born April 10, 1928, in Gaston County, he was a son of the late George W. and Rosa Wright Barefoot.

A member and elder of First Presbyterian Church, he served in the U.S. Army. Employed at the water treatment plant with the city of Gastonia, he retired as superintendent of the water and waste treatment plant with the town of Maiden.

He was preceded in death by a brother, William L. Barefoot; and a sister, Hazel Wall.

Survivors include his wife, Ramona P. Barefoot; a son and daughter-in-law, State Rep. Daniel and Kay Barefoot of Lincolnton; a daughter and son-in-law, Lora and Steve Drum of Maiden; a brother, Millard V. Barefoot of Belmont; a sister, Laura B. Gardner of Charlotte; and two grandchildren, Kristie Barefoot of Lincolnton and Nathaniel Drum of Maiden.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Joseph Welker at 3 p.m. today at his church.

The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Maiden City Cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 701 North Main Ave., Newton, N.C. 28658.

Goodin-Drum Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MARY E. BOST

Mary Elizabeth Bost, 72, of Sixth Avenue Court, SW, died Sept. 21, 2000, at Frye Regional Medical Center after a period of declining health.

She was born Feb. 29, 1928, in Johnstown, Pa.

A member of Clinton Tabernacle A.M.E. Zion Church and American Legion Auxiliary in Greensboro, she retired as a domestic worker.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Master Sgt. (Retired) Ervin R. and Regina M. Bost Jr. of Fayetteville; a daughter, Janet Farabee of Hickory; a sister, Rose M. Mooney of Hickory; a grandson, Byron G. Bost of Fayetteville; two granddaughters, Ghia S. Bost of Savanna, Ga., and LaToya R. Bost of Fayetteville; and a number of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. L.D. Rhodes at 3 p.m. Wednesday at her church.

Burial will be in Ridgeview Cemetery.

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

Allen Mitchell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

FLOYD EARP

LENOIR - Floyd Earp, 69, of Tywood Street, NE, died Sept. 23, 2000, at Valdese General Hospital.

Born June 9, 1931, in Wilkes County, he was a son of the late Roby S. and Anna Crookshank Earp.

A member of New Beginning Missionary Baptist Church, he was employed by K & S Sprinkler System and served in the Korean War.

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

Survivors include his wife, Murlena Crews Earp; a son, Rex Marshall Earp of Morganton; six daughters and sons-in-law, Gail and Grady Williams, Debra and Lewis Isaacs, Rebecca and Joey Steele Everhardt, Pamela and Wayne Junior Walker of Lenoir, Crystal and Robert R. Loop of Morganton and Brenda and Frank Angelo DeCarolis of Wichita, Kan.; four brothers, Joe Earp, Allen Earp, Roby Smith Earp Jr. and Tommy Earp of Wilkes County; a sister, Betty Anderson of Flint, Mich.; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Daniel Buchanan at 11 a.m. Wednesday at his church.

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

Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Frank DeCarolis, Lewis Isaacs, Grady Williams, Dwayne Dixon, Wayne Walker and Randy Loop.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Isaacs, Michael Isaacs and Casey Walker.

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

NELLIE P. MOOSE

Nellie Pearson Moose, 90, died Sept. 24, 2000, at her residence.

Born Feb. 19, 1910, in Catawba County, she was a daughter of the late Sidney A. and Mary E. Fisher Pearson.

A member and Sunday school teacher at Faith United Church of Christ, she was the former owner and manager of Windy City Cleaners.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Monroe Moose.

Survivors include two daughters, Judy Stafford and Shirley Moose Sigmon of Hickory; two grandsons, Rick Sigmon of Fayetteville and Tony Stafford of Hickory; two granddaughters, Melinda Linder and Melanie Johnson of Hickory; and three great-grandsons, Ethan Sigmon, Sydney Johnson and Ward Linder of Hickory.

The funeral will be conducted by Drs. Paul Cook and Carroll Bartholomew at 2 p.m. today at her church.

Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Alex Barringer, Gary Workman, Ralph Fisher, Larmar Hunt, Darryl Linder and Ward Linder.

Memorials may be made to Faith United Church of Christ, 204 Nineteenth Ave., SW, Hickory, N.C. 28602; or Hospice of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, N.C. 28658.

Bass-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

HAROLD NORMAN

SPRUCE PINE - Harold Norman, 62, of Pine Grove Road, died Sept. 23, 2000, at Valdese General Hospital.

Born in Mitchell County, he was a son of Edith G. Ollis of Spruce Pine and the late Walter Norman.

He was preceded in death by a son; two daughters; and three brothers.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a son, Harold “Junior” Norman of Hickory; two daughters, Deborah Ann Norman and Mary Sue Norman of Valdese; two daughters- in-law; a brother, Lewis Norman of Newton; a sister, Mary Willis of Bakersville; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a number of nephews and nieces.

A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Gerald Grindstaff at 2 p.m. today in Mine Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Lewis Rathburn Wellness Center, 121 Sherwood Road, Asheville, N.C. 28801.

Webb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MAE T. WRIGHT

Mae T. Wright, 83, died Sept. 19, 2000, at her daughter's residence after a period of declining health.

Memorials may be made to Sandy Ridge Wesleyan Church, 2330 Sixteenth St., NE, Hickory, N.C. 28601.

Catawba Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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