Miscellaneous Catawba County, North Carolina Obituaries

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FRANCES N. PROPST 
Frances Nation Propst, 79, of Hickory, died Sept. 29, 2000, at Frye Regional Medical Center.

Born Feb. 9, 1921, in Dallas, Texas, she was a daughter of the late Samuel M. and Dollie Hobbs Nation.

A member of New Jerusalem Lutheran Church, she was employed by the federal government in Washington, D.C., for 31 years and worked for private industry in Kensington, Md., for 11 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Yates Propst; and a son, Michael Frank Parker.

Survivors include a son, William “Bill” Roy Parker of Morristown, Pa.; three stepchildren; three grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and three cousins.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Randall Cauble at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Catawba Funeral Home.

Burial will be in her church cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to New Jerusalem Lutheran Church, 2120 Startown Road, Hickory, N.C. 28602.

JULIA P. RUSSELL

ALBEMARLE - Julia “JV” Poplin Russell, 87, of Point Randall Road, Norwood, died Sept. 30, 2000, at Stanly Memorial Hospital.

Born Dec. 30, 1912, in Stanly County, she was a daughter of the late Thomas L. and Martha Jane Harward Poplin.

A member of Silver Springs Baptist Church, she was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford C. Russell; three brothers, Willie Ray “Bill” Poplin, Vance Poplin and Dewey Poplin; and seven sisters, Lectie Poplin Harwood, Jennie Poplin McIntyre, Stella Poplin Efird, Sudie Poplin Howard, Nola Poplin Dry, Geraldine Poplin McSwain and Gracie Poplin.

Survivors include a son, Ted C. Russell of Norwood; three daughters, Jane Russell Jones and Anne Russell Hartsell of Virginia Beach, Va., and Ginger Russell Boger of Hickory; a brother, Woodrow Poplin of Albemarle; a sister, Dera Poplin Mabry of Norwood; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Les Schofield and Dennis Helms at 2 p.m. today at her church.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will be at the residence of Ted Russell, 16854 Point Randall Road, Norwood, at other times.

Hartsell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

EARL H. BROWN

STATESVILLE - Earl Henry Brown, 82, of Bridges Street, Catawba, died Sept. 30, 2000, at Valley Nursing Center in Taylorsville.

Born Nov. 16, 1917, in Catawba County, he was a son of the late Henry G. and Anna Bertie Stewart Brown.

A member of Catawba Baptist Church, he retired as a heavy equipment operator.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Carlos Guy Brown.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Rhua Miller Brown; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard E. and Janice Brown Sr. of Catawba; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara Jeanne and Harold D. Sigmon of Catawba; a brother, R.L. Brown of Claremont; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Georgie Ruth Drum and Edith and Troy Houston of Catawba; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Robin Rowe at 2 p.m. today in Catawba United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Catawba United Methodist Church, Cemetery Fund, 207 East Central Ave., Catawba, N.C. 28609.

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

FLORA C. GWALTNEY

Flora Bowles Collins Gwaltney, 93, of Twentieth Avenue, NW, died Sept. 30, 2000, at Lutheran Nursing Home.

Born Jan. 6, 1907, in Alexander County, she was a daughter of the late John S. and Hethora Smith Bowles.

The owner of Viewmont Manufacturing Company, she operated a swatch service for furniture companies for 40 years.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Hardie Burt Collins; her second husband, J.P. Gwaltney; a sister, Leola Bowles Millsaps; and three stepsons, Harold Gwaltney, Efird Gwaltney and the Rev. Gilmer Gwaltney.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Frank G. and Thea G. Collins of Hickory; a daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy C. and H. Ned Armstrong of Hickory; grandchildren, Hal and Kathy Armstrong of Bethlehem and Burt Armstrong of Hickory; two great-grandchildren, Matthew Armstrong and Rachel Armstrong of Bethlehem; six stepchildren, Robert Gwaltney of Wilkesboro, Eugene Gwaltney, Ronald Gwaltney, Howard Gwaltney and the Rev. Jerry Gwaltney of Taylorsville and Marjorie Christy of Statesville; two stepgrandchildren, Robert Setzer of Newton and Tressa Cline of Hickory; and three stepgreat-grandchildren, Leeann Cline of Hickory and Kasie Setzer and Rance Setzer of Denver.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. J.L. Peeler at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bass-Smith Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Robert Gwaltney, Eugene Gwaltney, Howard Gwaltney, Jerry Gwaltney, Ronald Gwaltney and Robert Setzer.

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

Memorials may be made to J.L. Peeler Endowment Fund, c/o The Lutheran Nursing Home, 1265 Twenty-first St., NE, Hickory, N.C. 28601.

BESS G. GEITNER

Bess Griset Geitner, of Fourth Avenue, NW, died Sept. 30, 2000, at Frye Regional Medical Center.

Born Nov. 5, 1910, in Joy, she was a daughter of the late Jules and Mary Clarke Griset.

A member of Corinth Reformed United Church of Christ, she was a member of the Emma Ingold Bost Circle, charter member of the Hickory Service League and member of Au-Courant Book Club.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Felix Grisette; a sister, Lillian Ramsey; and two grandchildren, Robert Walker Geitner III and Jacques Griset Geitner Jr.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, R. Walker Geitner; three sons, Clement Geitner and Jacques Geitner of Hickory and Robert Geitner of Asheville; three brothers, Ulysses Grisette of Valdese, J. Alfred Grisette of Morganton and Frank Grisette of Hilton Head, S.C.; three sisters, Rassie Baker, Vivian Dashiell and Pug Hocutt of Charlotte; five grandchildren, Mary Geitner, Daniel Geitner, Clement Geitner, Joseph Geitner and Angel Geitner; and four great-grandchildren, Stuart Walker Coates, Austin Jacob Geitner, Emma Claire Geitner and Ryan Louise Geitner.

A memorial service will be conducted by the Rev. Bob Thompson at 11 a.m. Tuesday at her church.

Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

The family will be at the residence, 420 Fourth Ave., NW, from 4 to 6 tonight and will remain at the church after the service.

Memorials may be made to the R. Walker Geitner Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Community Foundation of Western N.C., P.O. Box 1888, Asheville, N.C. 28802.

Bass-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ETHEL B. BUMGARNER

TAYLORSVILLE - Ethel Burrell Bumgarner, 63, of Bethlehem Road, Statesville, died Sept. 30, 2000, at Iredell Memorial Hospital.

Born July 4, 1937, in Catawba County, she was a daughter of the late Julius J. and Ethel Burnette Burrell.

She was a homemaker and bookkeeper for the family's trucking business.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George B. Bumgarner.

Survivors include a son, Kent Bumgarner of Hickory; four brothers, Calvin Burrell, David Burrell and Haskel Burrell of Statesville and Olus Burrell of Troutman; and three sisters, Hazel Deal of Taylorsville, Ruby Hoke of Statesville and Melba Freeman of Waynesville.

A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Terry White at 2 p.m. today in Bumgarner-Watts Family Cemetery in Alexander County.

Adams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MARVIN J. ECKARD 

CONOVER - Marvin Junious Eckard, 74, of East Main Street, Claremont, died Oct. 1, 2000, at Valley Nursing Center in Taylorsville.

Born Aug. 16, 1926, in Catawba County, he was a son of the late Perry L. and Lola Estelle Hedrick Eckard.

A member of St. Stephens Lutheran Church ELCA in Hickory, he was the owner of Eagle Furniture Company.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Wilburn Eckard, Earl Eckard and Marion Eckard; and two sisters, Elsie Reinhardt and Vertie Sigmon.

Survivors include his wife, Hilda May Hefner Eckard; two sons and daughters-in-law, Randy L. and Rhonda Eckard of Claremont and Jerry L. and Mary Anne Eckard of Illiopolis, Ill.; two sisters and a brother- in-law, Pauline Walker of Charleston, S.C., and Mildred and Sanford Hollar of Newton; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Craig Saltzer at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Drum Funeral Home.

Burial will be in St. Mark's Lutheran Church Cemetery in Claremont.

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

Memorials may be made to St. Stephens Lutheran Church ELCA, 2259 Twelfth Ave., NE, Hickory, N.C. 28601.

JOHN W. GAINES

TAYLORSVILLE - John W. Gaines, 86, of Newport News, Va., died Sept. 29, 2000, at McLeod Regional Hospital in Florence, S.C.

Born Oct. 18, 1913, in Anniston, Ala., he was a son of the late James T. and Nina Graham Gaines.

He retired from J.C. Penney Company as a manager in Newport News, Va., and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He made donations to Christopher Newport University, and the university renamed its theater in the Campus Center Building the John W. Gaines Theater. He also was recognized as an honorary alumnus of CNU for his support of the university.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Cathleen Bell Gaines.

Survivors include three sisters, Sarah Gaines Little of Birmingham, Ala., Stella Gaines Pollard of Anniston, Ala., and Louise Gaines Watt of Charlotte; two nephews, Darwin Bell and Randall Sitler of Taylorsville; and a number of other nephews and nieces.

A graveside service will be conducted by Dr. Charles Hutchens today in Taylorsville City Cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to Christopher Newport University, The John W. Gaines Theater, 50 Shoe Lane, Newport News, Va. 23606.

ANIYAH J. PHELPS

LINCOLNTON - Aniyah Joshea Phelps, seven months, of Armstrong Circle, High Shoals, died Sept. 29, 2000, at Carolinas Medical Center.

Born Feb. 17, 2000, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of Billy Jones of Tulsa, Okla., and Amy Phelps of the home.

Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a brother, Montrey Phelps of the home; grandparents, Mildred Herndon Phelps and Dean Phelps of Lincolnton; great-grandparents, Elizabeth Herndon and Mary Phelps of Lincolnton; an uncle, Jeremy Phelps of Dallas; and a number of great-uncles and great-aunts.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Joseph Shaw at 3:30 p.m. today at Herndon Chapel A.M.E. Zion 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.

ELTON L. LINDER
Elton Lee Linder, 71, of Fifth Avenue, NE, died Oct. 1, 2000, at Frye Regional Medical Center after a period of declining health.

Born Dec. 6, 1928, in Cherokee County, S.C., he was a son of the late Wardlaw and Ida Adair Linder.

He was employed with J.C. Penney Company for 28 years and retired from the city of Hickory as a supervisor of the street department. A U.S. Army Air Corp. veteran with 74th Fighter Squadron, he served in Guam. He also served with the U.S. Marine Corps. and was discharged in 1953 with a Korean Service Medal, U.N. Service Medal and National Defense Service Medal.

Survivors include his wife, Hilda Hensley Linder; three sons, Scott Linder of Florida, Bert Bollinger of Harrisburg and Keith Bollinger of Hickory; a daughter, Joy Bollinger of Charlotte; three brothers, Frank Linder of Hickory, Wardlaw “Bud” Linder of Long View and Howard Linder of Fort Mill, S.C.; a sister, Julia Casper of Charlotte; and five grandchildren, Stacey Ochs, Sarah Linder, Christine Bollinger, Megan Bollinger and Levi Bollinger.

There will be no services at this time.

Hickory Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MARY B. HONEYCUTT

Mary Bright Honeycutt, 75, of Conover, died Oct. 1, 2000, after a brief illness.

Born July 15, 1925, in Morganton, she was a daughter of Fanny Hill Bright of Hickory and the late J. Albert Bright.

A graduate of Greensboro College, she worked for several years as a realtor in northern Virginia. She belonged to numerous garden clubs and was recognized as a Master Gardener by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Kemp C. Honeycutt Jr.; a son, Kemp Honeycutt III of Charlottesville, Va.; two daughters, Gail Honeycutt of Santa Monica, Calif., and Anne Claar of Charlottesville, Va.; a son-in-law, Reggie Claar of Charlottesville, Va.; a daughter-in- law, Deborah Honeycutt of Charlottesville, Va.; a brother, J. Albert Bright Jr. of Hampton, Va.; and three grandchildren, Stephanie Campbell of Virginia Beach, Va., and June Rowsey and Charlie Patterson of Charlottesville, Va.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Conover.

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

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Conover, 410 North First Ave., Conover, N.C. 28613; or Sipe's Orchard Home, 4431 County Home Road, Conover, N.C. 28613.

Bass-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

BRUCE B. GREENE

LENOIR - Bruce Bill Greene, 91, of Morganton Boulevard, died Oct. 2, 2000, at Caldwell County Hospice.

Born June 25, 1909, in Caldwell County, he was a son of the late George W. and Frances Carolina Puett Greene.

A member of College Avenue Baptist Church, he retired from the furniture industry.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Billie Sue Greene; and four brothers, Howard Greene, Nellis Greene, Lawrence Greene and Hamrick Greene.

Survivors include two sons, Dennis Greene of Lenoir and Dermont Greene of Claremont; two daughters, Shirley Pierce and Sylvia Mikeal of Lenoir; a brother, Lincoln Greene of Lenoir; a sister, Fern Coffey of Lenoir; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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

Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Park.

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.

BETTY E. TUCKER 

MORGANTON - Betty Elizabeth Tucker, 70, of Rockyford Street, died Sept. 30, 2000, at a daughter's residence.

Born Jan. 10, 1930, in Burke County, she was a daughter of the late James A. and Annie Surratt Tucker Pearson.

A member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, where she was a member of the Altar Guild, she was past president and member of the Episcopal Church Women and former member of the vestry. She retired as a domestic worker and was a former president and member of the Berry-Chambers-Wright American Legion Post Auxiliary 322.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Pam Tucker.

Survivors include three daughters, Mary E. Chambers and Margo Williams of Morganton and Beverly Tucker Evans of Norfolk, Va.; a brother, James Tucker of Morganton; a sister, Mary Garrison of Morganton; three grandsons, Travis Tucker and Robert Pearson of Morganton and James Evans of Norfolk, Va.; four granddaughters, Adrienne Tucker of Morganton, Natalie Bonner of Norfolk, Va., Anitra Pearson of Charlotte and Neah Tucker of Greensboro; and nine great-grandchildren.

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

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

The family will be at the church from 1:30 to 1:55 p.m. today and at the residence of Kenneth and Margo Williams, 308 Rockyford St., at other times.

Memorials may be made to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 366, Morganton, N.C. 28680-0366; or Hospice of Burke County, P.O. Box 1029, Valdese, N.C. 28690.

Ebony Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

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.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Clarence Lee Hunt Jr. and Troy Dean Hunt; 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; two stepchildren, Doshua L. Whitener and William T. Finger of Hickory; 11 grandchildren, Jacqueline Denise, Thomas Jr., Kimberly Annette, Ramona Lynette (Artis), Todd Eric Childs, Maurice Juan, Melanie Jenelle (Williams) Dula, Patrice Maurita (Marable), Ron Maraka, Petrina Jeleta and Roderick Lee Hunt; nine great-grandchildren, Marquera, Joshua, Le Anna, Alexandra, Ursula, Triniya, Maurice Jr., Robert and Ronald II; a granddaughter-in-law, Cynthia R. Dula; three grandsons-in- law, Terry J. Artis, Ronald W. Williams Sr. and Allen Marable; four stepgrandchildren; three stepgreat- grandchildren; and a number of nephews and nieces.

Clemons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

BESSIE R. FOX

Bessie Roach Fox, 90, of Hickory, died Oct. 2, 2000, at North Carolina Lutheran Home after a period of declining health.

Born Nov. 17, 1909, in Charlottesville, Va., she was a daughter of the late Harry and Mattie L. Young Roach.

A member of Brookford Baptist Church, she retired from Hickory Industries.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben C. Fox Sr.; a son, Maurice William Fox; four brothers; a sister; and a great-granddaughter, Candas Hope Clarke.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Benny C. and Catherine Fox Jr. of Connelly Springs and Bruce L. and Earlene Fox of Lincolnton; a daughter and son-in-law, Ramona F. and Jim Johnson of Hickory; a daughter-in- law, Lorene and Maurice Fox; a brother, Martin Roach of Greenbay, Va.; a sister, Ursel Bowen of Greenbay, Va.; three grandsons, Steve Fox of Connelly Springs, Jeff Fox of Hickory and Jamie Fox of Winston- Salem; six granddaughters, Frances F. Clarke of Newton, Cynthia Dew of Hickory, Denise Barber of Ohio, Candas F. Sexton of Conover, and Talesia Sigmon and Dedra Whitener of Hickory; and eight great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. George Huffman and Kenneth Bryant at 4 p.m. Wednesday at her church.

Burial will be in Brookford City Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be her nephews and grandsons-in-law.

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

Memorials may be made to Brookford Baptist Church, 153 Nineteenth Ave., SW, Hickory, N.C. 28602.

Hickory Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

DOLLY A. CLINE

TAYLORSVILLE - Dolly Ann Cline, 36, of North N.C. 16, Conover, died Sept. 27, 2000, at her residence.

Born Nov. 19, 1963, in Catawba County, she was a daughter of Betty Dyson Cline of Conover and the late Kenneth Cline.

A Baptist, she was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Cline.

Survivors include a son, Billy Cline of the home; a daughter, Emily Cline of the home; a sister, Judy Blackwelder of Taylorsville; a maternal grandmother, Ruby Mitchell of Taylorsville; a maternal grandfather, John Dyson of Hickory; and a number of uncles, aunts, nephews and nieces.

The funeral was Saturday at Adams Funeral Home.

A graveside service was held Sunday in Oxford Baptist Church Cemetery.

CORA D. MUTZ

LINCOLNTON - Cora Davis Mutz, 90, of Charlesvoix Avenue, died Sept. 29, 2000, at Boger City Rest Home.

Born Aug. 2, 1910, in York, S.C., she was a daughter of the late Leroy and Marie Miller Davis.

A member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a member of the senoir choir, missionary and senior citizen club, she was a member of the Lincoln County Branch of the NAACP. She was named Mother of the Year and was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Mutz; and two brothers, Ernest Jackson and James Jackson.

Survivors include a son, James L. Stover of Washington, D.C.; a niece, Geneva Byrd; a great-nephew; two great-nieces; and number of friends and neighbors.

The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Clement Morris Jr. and Michael Hill at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at her church.

Burial will be in Hollybrook Cemetery.

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

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

JAMES E. MARTIN

James E. Martin, 88, of Seventeenth Avenue, NE, died Oct. 2, 2000, at Brian Center East in Hickory after a period of declining health.

Born July 16, 1912, in Catawba County, he was a son of the late Joseph A. and Estelle Geneva Hartsoe Martin.

He retired from Hickory Upholstery.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Sigmon Martin.

Survivors include two sons, Earl Pressley of Conover and James Brent Martin of Claremont; three daughters, Barbara Martin Jones of Fayetteville, Gail Martin Huffman of Newton and Sharon Martin Kensinger of Hickory; three sisters, Helen Whitener of Hickory, Katherine Whitener of Bethlehem and Alice Ruth Martin of South Port; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hickory Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

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

RONALD L. RICE

SHEFFIELD LAKE, Ohio - Ronald Lee Rice, 56, of Sheffield Lake, died Sept. 20, 2000, at his residence.

Born April 9, 1944, in Portsmouth, Va., he was a son of Mary E. Sechrest and stepfather, Thomas Sechrest of Hickory and the late Clarence Rice Jr.

He was employed as a lathe operator at LTV Steel in Cleveland. He also was a member of United Steelworkers of America Local 185.

Survivors, in addition to his mother and stepfather, include a sister, Clara Jean Keich of Hickory.

A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Thomas Sechrest at 4 p.m. today in Waldensian Cemetery in Valdese, N.C.

Schwartz, Spence & Boyer Home For Funerals is in charge of arrangements.

DOROTHY H. CARR 

MAIDEN - Dorothy Horton Carr, 81, of Aunt Hill Drive, died Oct. 1, 2000, at Catawba Memorial Hospital.

Born July 21, 1919, in Chesterfield County, S.C., she was a daughter of the late William L. and Ellen Clark Horton.

A member of St. Martin's Lutheran Church, she was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stuart V. Carr.

Survivors include three sons, William “Bill” Carr of Greensboro, Dennis Carr of Roanoke, Va., and Tommy Carr of Richmond, Va.; a daughter, Mabel Jones of Monroe; a brother, James Horton of Lancaster, S.C.; three sisters, Clarene Coulter and Mary Horton of Newton and Nell Tucker of Charleston, S.C.; and nine grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. John Lingle at 11 a.m. today at her church.

Burial will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Greenwood Memorial Gardens in Richmond, Va.

Memorials may be made to St. Martin's Lutheran Church, 214 West Main St., Maiden, N.C. 28650.

Goodin-Drum Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ELLA A. BOWMAN

GALAX, Va. - Ella Mae Adams Bowman, 80, of Main Street, Lenoir, N.C., died Oct. 1, 2000, after a period of declining health.

Born Jan. 21, 1920, in Allegheny County, she was a daughter of the late Romus S. and Lucy Poe Adams.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Lucille Duncan of High Point, N.C.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Larry Ball of Granite Falls and Gail and Reggie Wallin of Lenoir, N.C.; a brother, Will Adams of Galax; a sister, Annie W. Melton of Winston- Salem, N.C.; and four grandchildren, Emily Duncan, Jeffrey Duncan, Osha Wallin and Jimmy Hutto.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Shaw at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home.

Burial will be in City Cemetery of Galax.

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

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

WILLIAM L. GREESON Sr.

STOKESDALE - William Lynwood Greeson Sr., 82, of Stokesdale, died Sept. 30, 2000, at Countryside Manor.

Born Jan. 19, 1918, in Guilford County, he was a son of the late Edgar and Verona Greeson Greeson.

A member of Peace United Church of Christ in Greensboro, he retired from Burlington Industries and Merle Norman Cosmetic Co. and served in the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph Greeson and Ed Greeson.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Elizabeth Williams Greeson; a son, William Greeson Jr. of Oak Ridge; two daughters, Janis Greeson Allison of Hickory and Patricia Greeson Alexander of Clayton, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. today at Brooke Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Glencoe United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 3420 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 27601.

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. Frazier Jr. and J. Conrad Frazier of High Point; and a sister, Lake F. Williard of High Point.

A cryptside service was Monday in Guilford Memorial Park Mausoleum.

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

Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

CAROLYN M. RED

NEWTON - Carolyn Miller Red, 81, of Newton, died Sept. 30, 2000, at the Abernathy Center.

Born Nov. 26, 1918, in Newberry County, S.C., she was a daughter of the late J. Clarence and Carrie Haltiwanger Miller.

A member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Pomaria, S.C., she retired from the Forest Hills Elementary School in Augusta, Ga., after 33 years of teaching. A graduate of Winthrop College, she was a member of ADK Sorority.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion L. Red Sr.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Marion and Linda Red of Denver; a sister, Mrs. William C. Smith of South Carolina; and a granddaughter, Carolyn Ashley Jones of West Columbia, S.C.

A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Henri Bishop at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Westover Memorial Cemetery in Augusta, Ga.

Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 622 Hope Road, Pomaria, S.C. 29126.

Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home and Elliott & Sons of Augusta, Ga., are in charge of arrangements.


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