Miscellaneous Catawba County, North Carolina Obituaries

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EUGENE WISE
FALLSTON - Eugene Wise, 75, of Macedonia Church Road, Vale, died Sept. 29, 2000, at his residence.

Born Nov. 30, 1924, in Catawba County, he was a son of the late John F. and Gertrude Fulbright Wise.

A member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church, he was a member of the brotherhood and adult men's Sunday school class.

A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he served on the USS David W. Taylor. He retired from Hickory Chair.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter; and two brothers, Fred Wise and Tom Wise.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Edith Detter Wise; four sons and daughters-in-law, Howard and Glenda Wise, Jimmy and Becky Wise, Dale and Mary Wise and Dean and Katie Wise of Vale; a brother, Frank Wise of Pageland, S.C.; two sisters, Bonnie Short of Cherryville and Ruth Leonard of Monroe; and nine grandchildren, Shawn Duncan, Denise Heavner, Deanna Wise, Jeremy Wise, Douglas Wise, Matthew Wise, Jennifer Wise, Johnathan Wise and Daniel Wise.

The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Donald Willis and Robert Ford at 4 p.m. Monday at his 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 church from 6 to 7:30 tonight.

Memorials may be made to Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 8046 North Hebron Church Road, Vale, N.C. 28168; Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 North Cedar St., Lincolnton, N.C. 28092; or Gideons, P.O. Box 3304/595, Shelby, N.C. 28151.

Stamey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

DEBRA K. COFFEY

GRANITE FALLS - Debra June Killian Coffey, 39, of Granite Falls, died Sept. 29, 2000, at Caldwell Memorial Hospital.

Born in Catawba County, she was a daughter of Helma Crump Prestwood of Lenoir and the late James Perry Killian.

A Baptist, she was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Terry Dean Killian.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her fiance, Keith Smith of Granite Falls; two brothers, Steve Killian and Stanley Killian of Lenoir; two sisters, Susan Killian of Hildebran and Lori Hildebran of Icard.

A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Jack Sprinkle at 10 a.m. Monday in Clarks Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

OLLIE C. CHAPMAN

LINCOLNTON - Ollie Cathleen Chapman, 88, of Philadelphia Church Road, died Sept. 29, 2000, at Lincoln Nursing Center.

Born May 24, 1912, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Junis G. and Mary Emma Reinhardt Chapman.

A member of Gainsville Baptist Church, he was a winder for Crown Converting Company.

Survivors include a sister, Margaret Weathers of Charlotte; and a number of nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Scott Slaughter at 3 p.m. Monday at E.F. Drum Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Gainsville Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to Gainsville Baptist Church.

CLARENCE T. COLE

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

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Charles Ledford at 2 p.m. today at Huntington Hills Church of God in Hickory.

Burial will be in Mount Calvary Lutheran Church Cemetery in Claremont.

Drum Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

LAURA G. BOWMAN

TAYLORSVILLE - Laura Cecillia Golembiewski Bowman, 84, of Hickory, died Sept. 29, 2000, at her residence after a period of declining health.

Born April 10, 1916, in Erie, Penn., she was a daughter of the late Leonard “Leo” and Martha B. Golembiewski.

A member of Shiloh Lutheran Church, she retired from Stylecraft Furniture in Hickory.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Paul Lawrence Bowman; a daughter, Willena Ann Bowman Wright of Bethlehem; a son, Charles Avery Bowman of Bethlehem; two brothers, Edward “Eddie” Golembiewski and Henry Golembiewski of Erie, Penn.; three grandchildren and a granddaughter-in-law, Tiras J. and Tonya Wright of Lincolnton, Nicholas Paul Bowman and Kristin Bowman of Bethlehem; two great-grandchildren, Jordan Lee Wright and Dylan Justin Wright of Lincolnton; and a number of nephews and nieces.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Jeff Hoffner at 2 p.m. Tuesday 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 include Nicholas Bowman, Eddie Golembiewski Jr., Michale Icard, Allen Taylor, Jimmy Taylor and Bruce Starnes.

The family will be at the church from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday.

Memorials may be made to American Lung Association, 219 South Main Ave., Newton, N.C. 28658; or Hospice of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, N.C. 28658.

Alexander Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

FAYE T. WEST

LENOIR - Faye Tolbert West, 78, of Alfred Hartley Road, died Sept. 28, 2000, at Caldwell Memorial Hospital.

Born Dec. 23, 1921, in Caldwell County, she was a daughter of the late Bart and Fannie Williams Tolbert.

A member of Mount Hermon United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women, she was a homemaker and a former church choir member.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Evie Cline, Edna Whisnant and Pansy Haas.

Survivors include her husband, Ned West; a daughter and son-in- law, Helen F. and J.R. Garnes of Lenoir; a brother, Ernest Tolbert of Lenoir; two sisters, Kathryn Livingston and Mary Goforth of Lenoir; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Kyle Thompson at 3 p.m. today at her church.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers will include Richard Tolbert, Carl Tolbert, Keith Kirby, Richard West, Bobby Haas and Ernie Cline.

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

Memorials may be made to Mount Herman United Methodist Church, Building Fund, P.O. Box 625, Hudson, N.C. 28638.

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

VIOLET F. FULLER

GREENSBORO - Violet Frazier Fuller, 77, formerly of Greensboro, died Sept. 29, 2000, at Hospice of Catawba Valley in Newton.

Born in Guilford County, she was a daughter of the late Joe W. and Lela Frazier.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Burton O. Fuller; and two sisters, Pearl Rayle and Cleo Robinson.

Survivors include two brothers, J.W. Fraizer Jr. and J. Conrad Frazier of High Point; and a sister, Lake F. Williard of High Point.

A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday in Guilford Memorial Park Mausoleum.

The family will be at Hanes-Lineberry Sedgefield Funeral Home one hour prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, N.C. 28658; or Children's Home Society of North Carolina, P.O. Box 14608, Greensboro, N.C. 27415.

EDNA M. SHERRILL

Edna Mae Sherrill, 93, of Hickory, died Sept. 29, 2000, at College Pines Nursing Home.

Born Nov. 10, 1906, in Caldwell County, she was a daughter of the late David G. and Elizabeth Reid Sherrill.

She was employed by Elliott Hosiery Mills.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Oscar Sherrill and James Ray Sherrill; and a niece, Linda Diane Sherrill.

Survivors include two nephews, Larry Joe Sherrill and James David Sherrill of Icard; three nieces and a nephew-in-law, Jackie Sherrill of the home, Betty and Sherrill Brittain of Valdese and Frances Annas of Icard; and a number of great- nephews and great-neices.

A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Rick Crouse at 1 p.m. Monday in Burke Memorial Park.

The family will be at Bass-Smith Funeral Home from 5 to 7 tonight.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice organization of the donor's choice.

CHARLIE POTTS

MORGANTON - Charlie Potts, 84, of Buena Vista Drive, died Sept. 29, 2000, at Britthaven after a period of declining health.

Born Sept. 8, 1916, in Catawba County, he was a son of the late Walter L. and Mary Cline Potts.

A member of North Morganton United Methodist Church, he had served as a Sunday school superintendent, a Sunday school teacher and was awarded Layperson of the Year in 1997.

A U.S. veteran of World War II, he retired from Drexel-Heritage Furnishings.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, James Potts and Clarence Potts.

Survivors include his wife, Nell Thomas Potts; three daughters and a son-in-law, Sue P. Hobbs and Lynne P. and Bill Poteat of Greensboro and Donna P. Graybeal of Morganton; a brother and sister-in-law, Ben F. and Mable Potts of Ocala, Fla.; four grandchildren and two grandchildren-in-law, Charles N. and Kris Hobbs of Stokesdale, Ashley Poteat of Greensboro, Landon Poteat of Chapel Hill, and Bri and Winfield Crews of Asheville; and four great-grandchildren, Lindsay Hobbs, Haley Hobbs, Alexis Graybeal and Cameron Crews.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Paul Christy at 3 p.m. today at her church.

The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. today.

Burial will be in Burke Memorial Park.

The family will be at the church from 1:30 to 3 p.m. today.

Memorials may be made to North Morganton United Methodist Church, 990 Sanford Drive, Morganton, N.C. 28655.

Sossoman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

NETTIE L. BUMGARNER

Nettie Lee Bumgarner, 94, of Newton, died Sept. 29, 2000, at Frye Regional Medical Center after a period of declining health.

Born Aug. 22, 1906, in Catawba County, she was a daughter of the late Fidus A. and Sarah Louetta Barger Bumgarner.

She was a lifelong member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Roy Bumgarner and Adrian A. Bumgarner; and a sister, Pearl E. Bumgarner.

Survivors include a brother, Thomas R. Bumgarner of the home; a sister-in-law, Pauline G. Bumgarner of Newton; and three nieces, Carolyn B. Watkins of Raleigh, Millie B. LaMothe of Hickory and Carolyn Bumgarner of Newton.

A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. M. Timothy Martin at 3 p.m. Monday in Bethlehem Lutheran Church Cemetery.

The family will be at her residence, Robinson Road, at other times.

Memorials may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1686 Sixth St., SE, Hickory, N.C. 28602; or Hospice of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, N.C. 28658.

Hickory Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

STEVEN E. PATTERSON

MORGANTON - Steven Eric Patterson, 41, of Faet Street, did Sept. 29, 2000, at his residence.

Born April 30, 1959, in Burke County, he was a son of the Rev. John Patterson of Elkin and Josephine Mathies Patterson of the home.

A truck driver for Case Farms, he attended Gaston Chapel A.M.E. Church and served in the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by a brother, James “Pee Wee” Patterson.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a stepmother, Marjorie Propst Patterson of Elkin; two daughters, April N. Avery and Samantha Lynn Avery of Morganton; a brother, Bobby L. Patterson of the home; five stepbrothers; two sisters, Ikie C. Jones of Morganton and La Shawn Dixon of Lenoir; four stepsisters; a paternal grandmother, Annie Bell Patterson Patterson of Lenoir; two foster sons, Marcus Avery and Dalvin Avery of Morganton; and a number of other relatives and friends.

The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Ronald J. Knight, W.R. McIntosh Jr., Herbert Carter, Jas Hemby, Rhonda Brooks, Annie Bell Corpening and Max Bristol at 2 p.m. Monday at Ebony Funeral Services.

Burial will be in Burke Memorial Park.

The family will be at the funeral home 30 minutes prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Gaston Chapel A.M.E. Church, Building Fund, c/o Lawrence Carpenter, 100 Bouchelle St., Morganton, N.C.

LOUTISHA N. PARSONS

TAYLORSVILLE - Loutisha Nicole Parsons, infant daughter of Amy Childers and Elton Parsons of Taylorsville, died Sept. 28, 2000, at Caldwell Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include four brothers, Decoda Parsons, Jacob Parsons, Jervane Parsons and Jermichael Parsons of Taylorsville; a sister, Jerri Parsons of Taylorsville; paternal grandparents, Larry and Brenda Parsons of Taylorsville; maternal grandparents, Ronnie and Faye Hamby of Bethlehem and Norris and Anita Childers of Taylorsville; maternal great-grandparents, Nora Issac, Perry Pennell and Lawson and Evelyn Childers of Taylorsville.

A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Andy Chandler at 3 p.m. today in Taylorsville City Cemetery.

The family will be at Adams Funeral Home from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. today.


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