Miscellaneous Catawba County, North Carolina Obituaries

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FLORENCE S. REID
GRANITE FALLS - Florence Storey Reid, 79, of Twin Meadow Drive, Hudson, died Sept. 27, 2000, at Frye Regional Medical Center.

Born May 8, 1921, in Caldwell County, she was a daughter of the late John R. and Eliza Otilla Foster Storey.

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

She was preceded in death by three brothers, James Albert Storey, Ray William Storey and Ralph Edward Storey; and a sister, Louise Storey Bumgarner.

Survivors include her husband, Boyd F. Reid; two daughters, Vicki Reid Gragg of Rhodhiss and Gayle Reid Hass of Hudson; a grandson; two granddaughters; a great-grandson; and a number of nephews and nieces.

The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Wayne Caviness, Howard Barnes, Jim Robbins and Paul Puett at 4 p.m. Saturday at her church.

Burial will be at Sunset Hills Cemetery in Granite Falls.

Pallbearers will be Zollie Hamby, Mike Summerlin, Alden Haas, Randy Bumgarner, Tim Gragg and Charlie Whisnant.

The family will be at the church from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Memorials may be made to Friendship Baptist Church, 4676 Horseshoe Bend Road, Hudson, N.C. 28638.

Mackie-High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

RUTH W. RIDDLE

MARION - Ruth Wyatt Riddle, 78, of Marion, died Sept. 27, 2000, at her residence.

Born June 3, 1922, in Mitchell County, she was a daughter of the late Claude and Daisy Grindstaff Wyatt.

A homemaker, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ross Riddle.

Survivors include six sons, Willie Riddle, Bobby Riddle, Ronnie Riddle, Melvin Riddle, Eddie Riddle and Jimmy Riddle of Marion; three daughters, Glenda Hollifield of Hickory and Gloria Hensley and Donna Riddle of Marion; a brother, Gene Wyatt of Hickory; five sisters, Berta Lee Worley of Bristol, Tenn., Ruby Wright of Marion and Louise Ward, Shirley Kilgore and Margaret Hollifield of Hickory; 17 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Carl Roland at 10 a.m. today at Westmoreland Funeral Home.

Burial will be in McDowell Memorial Park.

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

JAMES A. WILSON

James Alexander Wilson, 56, of Falling Creek Road, Hickory, died Sept. 28, 2000, at Frye Regional Medical Center.

Born Feb. 25, 1944, in Catawba County, he was a son of Colleen Edwards Smith of Newton and the late Amos Alexander Wilson.

Self-employed with Wilson's Landscaping, he was preceded in death by a stepfather, Willard Plez Smith.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a fiancee, Wanda Weston of the home; a brother, Ray Smith of Lincolnton; two sisters, Sarah Smith of Hickory and Patricia Bailey of Conover; four uncles, Richard Edwards, Thomas Edwards and Woodrow Wilson of Hickory and Charles Wilson of Vale; two aunts, Gertrude Allred of Hildebran and Vera Wilson of Vale; three nephews; and six nieces.

A graveside service will be conducted by Pastor Dennis Petro at 2 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

The family will be at Bass Smith Funeral Home from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

JOSEPHINE H. McKINNEY

BAKERSVILLE - Josephine H. McKinney, 77, of St. Place, died Sept. 26, 2000, at Hospice of Catawba Valley.

She was a daughter of the late Troy and Elizabeth Buchanan Hoilman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey McKinney.

Survivors include two sons, Dewey McKinney Jr. and Marvin McKinney of Hickory; six daughters, Dorothy Walker of South Carolina, Deborah Clay of New Hampshire, Harriett Eller of Sawmills, Linda Meisler of Hickory, Brenda Gail Roth of McAllister, Okla., and Virginia Gardner of Tolahoma, Tenn.; a brother, Sherrill Hoilman of Bakersville; two sisters, Lois Green and Helen Buchanan of Bakersville; 13 grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted by Raymond Wilson at 2 p.m. Saturday at Henline/Hughes Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Pine Branch Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

VIOLA H. ROBBINS 

LENOIR - Viola Hollar Robbins, 93, of Westbourne Drive, Charlotte, died Sept. 27, 2000, at Presbyterian Hospital.

Born July 8, 1907, she was a daughter of the late William E. and Sophronia Laws Hollar.

A member of Charlotte First Baptist Church, she was a homemaker. She taught Sunday school for 7 year olds for 21 years at College Avenue Baptist Church in Lenoir.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, William Hollar, Leonard Hollar, John Hollar and Clyde Hollar; and four sisters, Betty Kirby, Dora Holman, Nora Helton and Fretta Hollar.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Gail and O.D. Hollar of Charlotte; a brother and sister-in- law, Alfred and Verna Hollar of Lenoir; a sister, Helen Everhart of Lenoir; a granddaughter and grandson- in-law, Lisa and Clifton Garland of Charlotte; and a number of nephews and nieces.

The funeral will be conducted by Dr. Charles D. Page at 11 a.m. today at Pendry's Lenoir Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Charlotte, Building Fund, 301 North Davidson St., Charlotte, N.C. 28202.

THEODORE R. ADKINS

LENOIR - Theodore R. Adkins, 89, of Fairview Drive, Lenoir, died Sept. 28, 2000, at Caldwell County Hospice.

Born Sept. 20, 1911, in Wilkes County, he was a son of the late Ralph B. and Vertie Minton Adkins.

A member of Miller Hill Baptist Church, he retired from Singer Furniture Industries.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Hoyle Adkins; four brothers, Boyd Adkins, Clyde Adkins, Drew Adkins and Selmer Adkins; and three sisters, Pearl Blankenship, Beatrice Prestwood and Noll Eller.

Survivors include a son, Royce Wayne Adkins of Lenoir; two daughters and sons-in-law, Reba and Kenneth Atkins of Roanoke, Va., and Susan and Noel Watts of Hendersonville; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Gurney R. Robbins and Randy Goode at 10 a.m. Saturday at Greer-McElveen Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Keith Atkins, Blake Atkins, Brian Watts, Drew Adkins, Stephen Watts, Andrew Paduch and Jesse Richards.

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.

CORA T. MORGAN

MORGANTON - Cora Taylor Morgan, 88, of Dellwood Drive, Glen Alpine, died Sept. 22, 2000, at Richardson Baylor Hospital in Richardson, Texas.

Born Nov. 8, 1911, in McDowell County, she was a daughter of the late Charlie M. and Minnie Belle Dixon Taylor.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Glen Alpine.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Lafayette Morgan; a son, Howard Morgan Sr.; two brothers, Morris Taylor and Warren Taylor; and a sister, Emma Thompson.

Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Donald Morgan and Charles and Priscilla Morgan of Glen Alpine; two daughters and sons-in- law, Gladys and Donald Denton of Richardson, Texas, and Sarah and Steve Carswell of Jensen Beach, Fla.; three brothers, Jasper Taylor and Ralph Taylor of Durham and Seth Taylor of Kerrville, Texas; two sisters, Doris Rodenhizer and Jessie Holloman of Durham; 15 grandchildren, Howard Morgan Jr., Charles Morgan Jr., John Denton, Mike Denton, David Morgan, Christopher Morgan, Steven Carswell, Jayne Stewart, Pam Causby, Melissa Lenhardt, Amy Morgan, Carol Lenhardt, Shannon Harvey, Scott Lane and Sharon Carswell; and a number of great- grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Oliver C. Price and Dr. Marvin Gobble at 3 p.m. Sunday at her church.

Burial will be in Glen Alpine Cemetery.

The family will be at the church one hour prior to the service and at the residence, 102 Dellwood Drive, Glen Alpine, at other times.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 557, Glen Alpine, N.C. 28628.

Sossoman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

VANH KHAMKHEUANG

NEWTON - Vanh Khamkheuang, 90, of Coventry Place, NW, Conover, died Sept. 24, 2000, at Catawba Memorial Hospital.

Born Feb. 10, 1910, in Champasak, Laos, she was a daughter of the late Tid and Boua Mouang.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Khene Khamkheuang.

Survivors include a son, Somsack Khamkheuang; five daughters, Khoune Khamkheuang, Nao Khamkheuang, Vene Khamkheuang, Sangay Khamkheuang and Deng Khamkheuang; and a sister, Kham.

The funeral will held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Willis Reynolds Funeral Home.

The family will be at the funeral home from 6:30 to 8 tonight.

MARIE R. POARCH 

LENOIR - Marie Robinson Poarch, 79, of Hibriten Mountain Drive, died Sept. 26, 2000, at Caldwell Memorial Hospital.

Born Nov. 17, 1920, in Burnsville, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Aree Gouge Robinson.

A member of Blue Ridge Baptist Church, she retired from American Efird Mills.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald W. Poarch Sr.; two brothers, Galen Robinson and Thomas Joe Robinson; and two sisters, Thelma Noblett and Ruth Silvers.

Survivors include three sons, Donald W. Poarch Jr., Marvin E. Poarch and Tony W. Poarch of Lenoir; two daughters and sons-in-law, Bennie and Jimmy Younce of Lenoir and Judy Elaine and Rick Nelson of Germany; three brothers, Bowers Robinson of Arden, Wayne Robinson of Lenoir and Clarence Robinson of Burnsville; a sister, Julia Miller of Kings Mountain; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held Thursday in Hibriten Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 3 Louisiana Ave., Asheville, N.C. 28806.

Greer-McElveen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

RUTH M. JOLLEY

GASTONIA - Ruth Moore Jolley, 92, of Ocean Trail Convalescent Center in Southport, died Sept. 25, 2000, at her residence.

Born in Caldwell County, she was a daughter of the late S.A. and Smithie Ann Moore.

A longtime member of Loray Baptist Church, she attended First Baptist Church in Oak Island and was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Carl Jolley; and a daughter, Jereline Jenkins.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Irene and Ray Fulbright of Oak Island; a son-in-law, Bill Jenkins of Gastonia; a brother, Glen Moore of Granite Falls; five grandchildren, Cindy Butler, Dean Haynes, Bill Jenkins Jr., and Sandy Strickland of Gastonia and Ray Fulbright Jr. of Kings Mountain; and 11 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. John Bridges at 11 a.m. today in Gaston Memorial Park.

The family will remain at the cemetery after the service.

McLean Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ROBERT C. BAUCOM

MAIDEN - Robert Cecil Baucom, 88, of East Boyd Street, died Sept. 27, 2000, at the Abernathy Center Retirement Home in Newton.

Born July 23, 1912, in Catawba County, he was a son of the late Robert E. and Mary Elsie Caldwell Baucom.

A tool grinder in the furniture industry, he served in the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife, Bertie Lee Icard Baucom; a son, Robert Monroe Baucom of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; two daughters, Linda Baucom Bolick of Hickory and Anne Baucom Lemons of Newton; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted by Dr. Jeff Clark at 3 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Maiden.

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 Burke Mortuaries from 6 to 8 tonight.

Memorials may be made to the Abernathy Center, Retirement Home Benevolent Fund, 102 Leonard Ave., Newton, N.C. 28658.

BARBARA S. COFFEY

GRANITE FALLS - Barbara “Sally” Story Coffey, 60, of Oak Grove Church Road, died Sept. 27, 2000, at Caldwell County Hospice.

Born Nov. 19, 1939, in Caldwell County, she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Jesse Saunders Story.

A seamstress in the furniture manufacturing industry, she attended Solid Rock Baptist Church in Granite Falls.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Erin Nicole Reese; and a brother, Neil Story.

Survivors include five sons, Stanley “Tim” Reese of Hudson, Steven Bryan Reese of Sawmills, Victor Wayne Coffey of Mountain View, Westley Scott Coffey of Taylorsville and Paul Dean Coffey of Granite Falls; five brothers, Houston Story of Whitnel, Wayne Story of Baton, Troy Story of Los Angeles, Calif., Vernon Story of Hudson and Steven Story of Lenoir; two sisters, Opal Price of Lenoir and Margie Garvin of Hudson; and 20 grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Jerry Stines and Jack Sprinkle at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mackie-High Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Belleview Cemetery in Lenoir.

The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 tonight and at the residence of Opal Price, 3106 Clark's Chapel Road, Lenoir, at other times.

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

CLARENCE T. COLE
CONOVER - Clarence Talmage Cole, 72, of Zebulon Drive, died Sept. 28, 2000, at his residence.

Born May 8, 1928, in Randolph County, he was a son of Alese Freeman Cole of Asheboro and the late George Talmage Cole.

A member of Huntington Hills Church of God, he served as trustee, council member and chairman of the ushers. He retired as a salesman with Claremont Wholesale. A member and former president of Claremont Lions Club, he had 20 years of perfect attendance and was a recipient of the Jack Stickley Award.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Ruby Hoke Cole; a son, Randy Cole of Fayetteville; three stepsons, Jerry Freeman and Randall Freeman of Pilot Mountain and Leslie Freeman of Tallahassee, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Teresa Freeman Baker of Claremont and Becky Freeman Binkley of Tallahassee, Fla.; a brother, Lewis Cole of Asheboro; a sister and brother-in- law, Zelma and Bobby Yates of Asheboro; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Charles Ledford at 2 p.m. Sunday at his church.

A graveside service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sunday in Oaklawn Cemetery in Asheboro.

Pallbearers will be Jason Freeman, Roger Kubiak, Ryan Freeman, Chris Powell, Jack Fleissner and Mike Bumgarner.

Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Claremont Lions Club.

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

Memorials may be made to Huntington Hills Church of God, 2123 Fifth St., NE, Hickory, N.C. 28601.

RUBY O. HUNT

NEWTON - Ruby Louise Odom Hunt, 76, of Mahogany Drive, Jacksonville, died Sept. 27, 2000, at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh.

Born Jan. 12, 1924, in Putnam County, Ga., she was a daughter of the late Harper M. and Minnie Phelps Odom.

A member of Morning Star First Baptist Church for more than 30 years and Abundant Life Church of Jacksonville, she retired as a sander from Century Chair Company.

She was preceded in death by a brother and five sisters.

Survivors include two daughters, Irna Jean Childs and Linda C. Dula of Jacksonville; a sister, Ida Mae Shy of Hickory; a former husband, Clarence Hunt of Jacksonville; and a number of nephews and nieces.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Webster Lytle Jr. at 3 p.m. Sunday at Morning Star First Baptist Church.

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

Burial will be in South Side Cemetery.

The family will be at the church one hour prior to the service and at the residence of Robert and Rosa Burrell, 1767 Castlewood Court, Hickory, at other times.

Clemons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WILLIE L. YOUNG

VALDESE - Willie Lee “Bill” Young, “Shorty,” 65, died Sept. 28, 2000, at Carolinas Medical Center of Charlotte after a period of declining health.

Born April 23, 1935, in Catawba County, he was a son of the late Brantley and Cordie Burns Young.

Retired from the shipping department of Waldensian Bakery, he had attended Mount Calvary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Marvin P. Abernethy and Brantley Young Jr.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Bradshaw Young; a son, Robert Dale Young of Valdese; a daughter, Sandra Ballard of Maiden; two brothers, Enoch Abernethy of Hickory and Lloyd Young of Connelly Springs; three sisters, Mae Lovelace of Hickory, Faye Ogle of Valdese and Jeanne O'Orsey of Los Angeles, Calif.; and a granddaughter, Donita Kincaid.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Tom Hartman at 3 p.m. today at Heritage Funeral Service.

Burial will be in Burke Memorial Park.

The family will be at the funeral home two hours prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 320 First Ave., NW, Hickory, N.C. 28601.

RUBY G. PENNELL

TAYLORSVILLE - Ruby Galloway Pennell, 65, of Rocky Face Church Road, died Sept. 28, 2000, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

Born Oct. 19, 1934, in Pickens, S.C., she was a daughter of Mary Elizabeth Kinsey Galloway of Rosman and the late Elmer Enis Galloway.

A member of Rocky Face Baptist Church, she worked part-time for Hospice of Alexander County and retired from Clayton Marcus after 18 years of service.

She was preceded in death by a son, David Carroll Chappell.

Survivors include her husband, Ned Pennell; two sons, Christopher Barry Chappell of Kannapolis and Jimmy D. Pennell of Wittenburg; three daughters, Bronwyn Chappell Goodman and Carmen Lynn Chappell of Kannapolis and Glenda Chappell Bingle of Pisgah Forest; four brothers, Wallace Galloway of Brevard, Robert Galloway, Paul Galloway and Carl Galloway of Rosman; two sisters, Reba Morgan and Clara Morgan of Rosman; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a number of nephews and nieces.

The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Ronald Brookshire and Buster Treadaway at 3 p.m. today at her church.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will be at the church one hour prior to the service and at the residence of Lorene Barnes, Jay Burke Road, at other times.

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

Adams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

CLARA E. ALLISON

OLD FORT - Clara Kate Eller Allison, 83, of Ebenezer Church Road, died Sept. 28, 2000, at McDowell Hospital.

Born in McDowell County, she was a daughter of the late Harrison and Cora Suttlemyre Eller.

A member of the McDowell Home Extension Club, she retired from Parker Hosiery Mill.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Meloy Allison; an infant daughter, Janet Allison; a brother, George Eller; and a sister, Susie Hall.

Survivors include four sons and three daughters-in-law, David and Anne Allison and Marion and Kaye Allison of Old Fort, Alan and Linda Allison of Eagle Lake, Maine, and Douglas Allison of Hickory; three daughters and sons-in-law, Anita and Mike Broach of Hudson, Carole L. and Larry Overbay of Lenoir and Katie L. and Dewey Croom of Old Fort; two sisters and brother-in-law, Mae and John Dotson of Fletcher and Margaret Sanders of Old Fort; 13 grandchildren; and nine great- grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Jack Bridges, Guy Godfrey and George Williams 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 the church cemetery.

Kirksey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MARY R. ROBINSON

LINCOLNTON - Mary Roseboro Robinson, 83, of North Aspen Street, died Sept. 27, 2000, at Cardinal Healthcare.

Born May 5, 1917, in Great Falls, S.C., she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Mary Dye Roseboro.

A member of St. James United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women, she retired from Broyhill Furniture.

She was preceded in death by three sons, Johnny Lee Roseboro Sr., Otis R. Shipp and Roy L. Bowden Jr.; seven brothers; and three sisters.

Survivors include a son, Harry Roseboro of Charlotte; two daughters, Phyllis R. Woods of Denver and Mary R. Smith of Lincolnton; a brother, Thomas Roseboro of Denver; 23 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Albert O. Perkins Sr. at 3 p.m. Sunday at her church.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will be at the church one hour prior to the service and at the residence of Mary R. Smith, 202 Newbold Street, at other times.

Ebony & White's Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

WILLIE F. COFFEY

GRANITE FALLS - Willie Mae Fulbright Coffey, 87, of Moorelane Park, died Sept. 29, 2000, at Valdese General Hospital.

Born Dec. 27, 1912, in Catawba County, she was a daughter of the late Daniel L. and Hattie Flo Yount Fulbright.

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

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Milton Coffey Sr.; three sons, Bill Autry Coffey, Ronald Glenn Coffey and Benny Wayne Coffey; a brother, Glenn Fulbright; and a sister, Sarah Parker.

Survivors include four sons, Paul M. Coffey Jr. of Bethlehem, Daniel C. Coffey of Youngstown, Ohio, Barry B. Coffey of Granite Falls and Richard L. Coffey of Conover; three daughters, Jean C. Wagner of Spartanburg, S.C., Doris C. Shinn of Connelly Springs and Trudy C. White of Granite Falls; two brothers, Ralph Fulbright of Vale and Howard Fulbright of Gallatin, Tenn.; a sister, Elizabeth Feeney of Cumberland, Md.; 19 grandchildren; and 26 great- grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted by Dr. Duane Kuykendall at 2 p.m. Sunday at her church.

Burial will be in Pinecrest Cemetery.

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

POLLIE B. TEAGUE

LENOIR - Pollie E. Bryant Teague, 82, of Just Simple Way, died Sept. 28, 2000, at Caldwell County Hospice.

Born Jan. 27, 1918, in Caldwell County, she was a daughter of the late Rev. Wilson B. and Nora Townsend Bryant.

A member of Lenoir First Wesleyan Church, she was a Sunday school teacher and teasurer. She retired from the textile industry.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd A. Teague; two brothers, Romie Bryant and Charlie Bryant; and a great-grandchild, Christa Dawn Cornett.

Survivors include two sons, Stacey Andrew Teague of Lenoir and Jerry David Teague of Vilas; a daughter and son-in-law, Mabel and Harill Marley of Purlear; two brothers, Clarence Bryant and John Bryant of Lenoir; four sisters, Julie Issacs of Lincolnton, Verlee Coffey of Lenoir, Viola Bean of Hickory and Opal Koone of Blowing Rock; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Lewis R. Gardner, Gurney R. Robbins and Raymond Coffey at 4 p.m. Sunday at Greer-McElveen Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Teague, Jonathan Teague, Scott Fleeman, Donald Gurnsey, Edward Carter and Derrek Wheelock.

Honorary pallbearers will be Glen Cornett, Justin Teague, Jared Howell and Dylan Gurnsey.

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.

JAMES W. WINKLER Sr.

James W. Winkler Sr., 76, of Mockingbird Lane, died Sept. 28, 2000, at Catawba Memorial Hospital.

Born May 10, 1924, in Burke County, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Winkler.

He retired from Drexel Heritage.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Bebber Winkler; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary W. and Greg Jones of Valdese; a brother, Frank Winkler of Granite Falls; a sister, Edna Icard of Connelly Springs; a grandson, Chris Jones of Valdese; a granddaughter, Lauren Jones of Valdese; and three children by a previous marriage, Peggy Walker, Larry Dean Winkler and James W. “Bud” Winkler Jr.; and three grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Gene Gouge at 2 p.m. Sunday at Liberty Baptist Church.

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

Burial will be in church cemetery.

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

Bass-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ORA G. KEISLER

CONOVER - Ora Grace Keisler, 97, of Emmanuel Church Road, died Sept. 29, 2000, at Catawba Memorial Hospital.

Born Sept. 28, 1903, in Catawba County, she was a daughter of the late Banks and Rachel Kahill Hewitt.

A member of St. John's Lutheran Church, she was a homemaker and retired as a day care worker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elon Guy Keisler; three brothers, Raymond Hewitt, Everette Hewitt and James Hewitt; and three sisters, Rosa Trollinger, Pinkie Henry and Nora Hewitt.

Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Grace and Paul Leonard of Hickory and Rachel Keisler of Morganton; three grandchildren, Dennis Leonard, Allen Leonard and Joyce Leonard; three great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Scott Johnson at 1 p.m. Sunday at her church.

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

Burial will be in Immanuel Church's Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Dennis Leonard, Allen Leonard, Charles Keisler, Charles Simmons, Thad Crawford, Harold Baker, Carl Hedrick and Ray Aiken.

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

Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, Building Fund, P.O. Box 575, Conover, N.C. 28613; or St. John's Lutheran Church, Helping Hands Fund, P.O. Box 575, Conover, N.C. 27613.

ROY L. PARSONS

NORTH WILKESBORO - Roy Lee Parsons, 65, of Boomer, died Sept. 28, 2000, at Wilkes Regional Medical Center.

Born May 26, 1935, in Haywood County, he was a son of James R. “Ray” of Taylorsville and the late Lydia “Kate” Clark Parsons.

A member of Little Rock Baptist Church, he retired from the Navy.

Survivors include four brothers, Dwight Parsons, Clark Parsons of Boomer and Floyd Parsons of Ocean Springs, Miss., and Lloyd Parsons of Lexington; and a sister, Martha Keller of Taylorsville.

A private memorial service will be held.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Forsyth Medical Park, Suite 1900, South Hawthoren Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103; or American Diabetes Association, 2315 A Sunset Ave., Rocky Mount, N.C. 27804.

Miller Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

ROBIN W. FEEBACK

MORGANTON - Robin W. Feeback, 45, of Valdese, died Sept. 28, 2000.

She was a daughter of Lola Whisenant of the Salem Community and the late Robert Lee Whisenant.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Glen Feeback; two stepsons; four stepgrandchildren; a brother; four sisters; and a number of nephews and nieces.

Sossoman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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