Miscellaneous Catawba County, North Carolina Obituaries

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WINFRED P. SEITZ
CONOVER - Winfred Pinkney Seitz, 82, of Claremont, died Oct. 9, 2000, at Hospice of Catawba Valley.

Born May 27, 1918, in Newton, he was a son of the late Emmett and Essie Barringer Seitz.

A member of St. James Lutheran Church, he retired from the dairy industry. He was a graduate of Balls Creek High School and North Carolina State University.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Laura Bell Seitz; and his second wife, Margaret Seitz.

Survivors include his wife, Hazel Seitz; two sons, Ken Seitz of Waco, Texas, and Fred Seitz of Beaufort, S.C.; a stepson, Dwight Stewart of Claremont; a stepdaughter, Kay Kupke of Virginia Beach, Va.; two grandchildren, Laurie Woods of Beaufort, S.C., and Bill Seitz of Palatka, Fla.; and three great-grandsons, Tyler Seitz, Jarrett Seitz and Dalton Seitz of Palatka, Fla.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Malcolm Lerch at 3 p.m. Wednesday at his church.

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

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Rob Deal, Michael Deal, Greg Stewart, Jason Stewart, Dale Stewart, Brian Woods and Floy Seitz.

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

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

RUBY S. SWINK

FALLSTON - Ruby S. Swink, 90, of East Sanders Road, died Oct. 8, 2000, at her residence.

Born May 2, 1910, in Jackson County, Ga., she was a daughter of the late Love E. and Alice Cruse Sailors.

A member of Fallston Baptist Church, where she was a former Sunday school teacher, she was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Pink Swink; two sons, Preston Zeno Swink and Steve Swink; and two brothers.

Survivors include five sons, Pink Swink of Canton, Ga., Roy Swink of Anderson, S.C., Harold Swink of Morganton and Paul Swink and Ivan Swink of Lawndale; five daughters, Mrs. Russell Padgett of Charlotte, Mrs. Glenn Scruggs of Forest City, Elizabeth Hannah of Rutherfordton, Mrs. Glenn Baker of Morganton and Mrs. Charles Anderson of Lenoir; a brother, Robert Sailors of Casar; two sisters, Rizphy Wright of Fallston and Lola Mae Hawkins of Cliffside; 21 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and a number of great- great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Scott Norton and Bruce Rabon at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Stamey Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Rose Hill Memorial Park.

The family will be at the funeral home from 6 to 7:30 tonight.

Memorials may be made to Fallston Baptist Church, P.O. Box 116, Fallston, N.C. 28042.

ROSEMARY B. JONES

Rosemary “Peggy” Bolick Jones, 72, died Oct. 8, 2000, at Frye Regional Medical Center.

Born Nov. 25, 1927, in Catawba County, she was a daughter of the late C.W. and Lola B. Bolick.

A member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church, she was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Robert B. “Bob” Jones Sr.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert B. “Bob” and Mary Jones Jr. and Richard and Cheryl Jones of Hickory; two daughters and sons-in-law, Angie and Brad Stephens and Cindy and Mike Snypes of Hickory; a brother, C.W. Bolick Jr. of Newton; three grandsons, Mike Snypes Jr. of Charlotte and Kenny Stephens and Ricky Jones of Hickory; and five granddaughters, Kari Jones, Christy Jones, Sarah Snypes and Katie Stephens of Hickory and Britney Jones of New York City, N.Y.

A graveside service will be conducted by the Revs. John Ferree, Tom Gibson and Lory Beth Huffman at 2 p.m. today in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

The family will be at the residence of Bob Jones Jr., 245 Thirty-fifth Ave., NW, Hickory, N.C. 28601, after the service.

Memorials may be made to St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 52 Sixteenth Ave., NW, Hickory, N.C. 28601.

Bass-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MALCOLM JONES

CONOVER - Malcolm Jones, 70, of Ringtail Road, Claremont, died Oct. 8, 2000, at his residence.

Born Dec. 10, 1929, in Catawba County, he was a son of the late George G. and Duvall Setzer Jones.

A member of Abernethy Memorial United Methodist Church, he retired from Southern Furniture after 50 years of service. He also served in the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Jones.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Laws Jones; a son, Malcolm Douglas Jones of Claremont; and two sisters, Lillian Setzer and Celesta Winn of Claremont.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Rick Mills at 4 p.m. Wednesday at his church.

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

Burial will be in Eastview Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Laws, Mike Moss, Burley Black, Ronald Stevens, Chris Dockey, Brice Eller and Gary Setzer.

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

Memorials may be made to ALS Center, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, 300 Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103; or, Abernethy Memorial United Methodist Church, Building Fund, P.O. Box 403, Newton, N.C. 28658.

RALPH HOGSHEAD Jr.

MORGANTON - Dr. Ralph Hogshead Jr., 81, of West Park Drive, died Oct. 7, 2000, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

Born May 21, 1919, in McKendree, W.Va. he was a son of the late Dr. Ralph and Norma Snodgrass Hogshead.

A member of First Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Chancel Choir and Ralph Hogshead Sunday school class, he earned his medical degree from Temple University Medical School. He served in the medical corps of the Army Air Force during World War II. A Rotarian, he served as past president of the Morganton Rotary Club and was named a Paul Haris Fellow. He was a Ham Radio operator and was a member of the Civil Air Patrol.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Sue Ann Hogshead, Mary Hogshead and Dr. Ida May Steele.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Cheney Hogshead; a son, Charles Ralph Hogshead of Tulsa, Okla.; a daughter, Judith H. Jordan of Winston-Salem; and a brother, Dr. George W. Hogshead of Nitro, W.Va.

A memorial service will be conducted by the Revs. Drs. Thomas A. Bland Jr. and Bob Shepherd and the Rev. Frederick Schuszler at 4 p.m. today at his church.

The family will remain at the church after the service.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Music Memorial Fund, P.O. Drawer 459, Morganton, N.C. 28680-0459.

Sossoman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

CORDELL M. AUSTIN

VALDESE - Cordell M. Austin, 59, of Liberty Road, Granite Falls, died Oct. 7, 2000, at his residence.

Born in Caldwell County, he was a son of the late Calloway and Vernie Moore Austin.

A member of Woodsmen of the World, he retired as the owner of CMA Plumbing and Heating.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Brown Austin; a son and daughter-in-law, Cordell and Idella Austin Jr. of Stoneville; four daughters and sons-in-law, Kim and Gary Brown of Granite Falls, Debbie and Wayne Miller of Mebane, Ethel and Jeff Byland of Morganton and Mary and Jeff Mourglea of Eden; a brother, Ney Austin of Suffolk, Va.; and 11 grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Hensley at 6 tonight at Family Funeral Care, Kirksey Chapel.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sunset Cemetery in Granite Falls.

Memorials may be made to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 678, Morganton, N.C. 28680-0678.

MARY C. PEELER

MAIDEN - Mary Joann Caldwell Peeler, 65, of Smyre Farm Road, Newton, died Oct. 9, 2000, at Catawba County Hospice.

Born Jan. 21, 1935, in Catawba County, she was a daughter of the late Houston and Mamie Workman Caldwell.

She was a supervisor for home fashions.

Survivors include her husband, Lewis D. Peeler; two sisters, Gearldeen Bolick of Maiden and Helen Bost of Newton; and a number of nephews and nieces.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Dale Troutman at 4 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church of Maiden.

The body will be placed in the church 90 minutes prior to the service.

Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

The family will be at the church from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, N.C. 28658; or, First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 707, Maiden, N.C. 28650.

Burke Mortuaries Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

GUY O. HANDY

LENOIR - Guy O. Handy, 67, of Wilson Street, died Oct. 8, 2000, at Frye Regional Medical Center.

Born May 4, 1933, in Wilkes County, he was a son of the late Brady E. and Della Hincher Handy.

A Baptist, he was employed by Austin Finishing Company in Hudson.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, John Handy, James Pedro Handy and Claude Monroe Handy; two sisters, Lula Absher and Ola Handy; and a grandson, Dillon Mitchell.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Allen Handy; two daughters, Rhonda Mitchell-Mendoza and Sabrina Faith Handy of the home; four brothers, William Geno Handy and Carlos Dean Handy of Morganton, and Gar Monroe Handy and Paul Everet Handy of Lenoir; and two sisters, Oza Ann Hayes of Morganton and Faye Edna Coffey of Lenoir.

A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Jerry Wagoner at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Blue Ridge Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Joey Hoyle, Clyde Coffey, Kenneth Mann, Ernie Allen, Terry Handy, Ryan Allen, Tim Handy and Allen Handy.

The family will be at Pendry's Lenoir Funeral Home from 7 to 8:30 tonight.

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

LIZZIE J. SCRONCE
NEWTON - Lizzie Kate Jarrett Scronce, 88, of Wrenwood Drive, died Oct. 9, 2000, at Catawba Memorial Hospital in Hickory.

Born Aug. 14, 1912, in Catawba County, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Fannie Cline Jarrett.

She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Kenneth Scronce; two brothers, Graydon Jarrett and Ray Jarrett; and a sister, Beulah Lynch.

Survivors include four sons, Charles Scronce and Joe Scronce of Vale, Larry Scronce and Bobby Scronce of Newton; three daughters, Margaret Ikerd and Betty Cline of Newton and Doris Jones of Vale; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Paul McClure and Harold Leatherman at 2 p.m. Thursday at Plateau United Methodist Church.

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

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Rick Cline, Michael McCray, Dustin Scronce, Tim Scronce, Eugene Scronce and Jimmy Jones.

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

Memorials may be made to Plateau United Methodist Church, 4499 Plateau Road, Vale, N.C. 28168.

ANNIE S. FOSTER

MORGANTON - Annie Lillian Sloan Foster, 94, of South Fork Drive, died Oct. 8, 2000, at Lenoir Living Center.

Born Feb. 3, 1906, in Burke County, she was a daughter of the late Allen and Minnie Mull Sloan.

A member of St. Matthew's United Methodist Church in Morganton, she was active in the Women's Circle. She retired from Broughton Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Spencer William Foster; a daughter, Betty Foster; a brother, William Sloan; and a sister, Mary Sloan Cline.

Survivors include two sons, Larry Foster of Morganton and Jack Foster of San Louis Obispo, Calif.; a sister, Thelma Hart; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Tom Stinson-Wesley at 2 p.m. Wednesday at her church.

Burial will be in Burke Memorial Park.

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

Memorials may be made to St. Matthew's United Methodist Church, 201 Shady Rest Road, Morganton, N.C. 28655.

Kirksey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

LUCINDA S. McABEE

MORGANTON - Lucinda Sisk McAbee, 47, died Oct. 6, 2000, at Grace Hospital.

Born Aug. 4, 1953, in Gaffney, S.C., she was a daughter of Mary Helen Spake McCraw of Blacksburg, S.C. and the late James Bryant Sisk.

She was employed by Morganton Dyeing and Finishing Company.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Tammy Diane Self; and a brother, Jimmy Sisk.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her stepfather, Eugene McCraw of Blacksburg, S.C.; three sons, David Eugene Self and Larry Dewayne Self of Spindale and Tommy Franklin Self of Morganton; two brothers, Donald Sisk of Holden Beach and Randy Sisk of Shelby; four sisters, Diane Cooper and Dixie Carol Drewy of Shelby, Patty Jo Wiley of Blacksburg, S.C., and Linda Mayfield of Gaffney, S.C.; and three grandchildren, Billy Self, John Self and Samantha Self.

A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Buster Griffin at 3 p.m. today in Charity Baptist Church Cemetery in Fallston.

Kirksey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ROSEMARY B. JONES

Rosemary “Peggy” Bolick Jones, 72, died Oct. 8, 2000, at Frye Regional Medical Center.

She was preceded in death by a son, Alan Jones.

Bass-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

NANCY L. CLOER

LENOIR - Nancy Lois Cloer, 95, of Blowing Rock Boulevard, died Oct. 9, 2000, at her residence.

Born Nov. 23, 1904, in Caldwell County, she was a daughter of the late William H. and Ruthie Sharpe Holder.

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

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Cloer; six brothers, Henry Holder, Roscoe Holder, Thomas Holder, Ray Holder, Warren Holder and Archie Holder; and four sisters, Ruby Pritchard, Hattie Hamby, Mildred Duncan and Mary Lou Holder.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Carroll and Rachel Cloer of Blowing Rock; three daughters and a son-in-law, Frieda Phillips of Lenoir, Faye Mullis of Charlotte and Opal and Fred Bryant of Davidson; four sisters, Frances Scott, Lucy Dula and Pearl Jones of Lenoir and Minnie Ennis of Salem, Va.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Robert B. Livingston and Michael A. Isaacs at 2 p.m. today at Greer-McElveen Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Harper's Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Darrell Phillips, Carroll Phillips, James Phillips, Bill Isaacs, Steven Whitley and Steve Scott.

Honorary pallbearer will be John Phillips.

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

Memorials may be made to Yadkin Baptist Church, P.O. Box 37, Patterson, N.C. 28661.

CORDIE S. STAMEY

MORGANTON - Cordie Elizabeth Swink Stamey, 85, of Morganton Furniture Road, Valdese, died Oct. 8, 2000, at Grace Hospital.

Born Aug. 16, 1915, in Burke County, she was a daughter of the late William K. and Sophronia Lail Swink.

A member of Trinity Baptist Church, she retired from Drexel Heritage.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Virgil Stamey; two sons, Willie Stamey and Wesley Stamey; a daughter, Ruby Stamey; five brothers; two sisters; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Survivors include three sons, Robert E. Stamey of Colorado Springs, Colo., Virgil Stamey of Granite Falls and Chris Stamey of Valdese; six daughters, Ada Danner, Pearl Burhans, Helen Moses and Mary Abernathy of Morganton, Jane Swink of Drexel and Betty Stines of Valdese; 39 grandchildren; 65 great- grandchildren; and 13 great-great- grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Tony Land and Dwayne Turner at 11 a.m. Wednesday at her church.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will be at her residence at other times.

Kirksey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

JASON W. FLOWERS

CONOVER - Jason William Flowers, 73, of Busbee Street, Catawba, died Oct. 9, 2000, at PellCare Nursing Home.

Born March 20, 1927, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late John S. and Annie Flowers Helms.

A member of Mathis Chapel Baptist Church, he retired from Southern Furniture and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Flowers and Bobby Helms.

Survivors include his wife, Jean B. Flowers; a son, Scott Flowers of Catawba; three daughters, Linda Heafner of Catawba, Rita Poovey of Newton and Donna Edmondson of Claremont; three sisters, Mazelle Broome of Denver, Colleen Kirksey and Lunez Mathis of Catawba; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be conducted by the Rev. Coy Walker at 2 p.m. Thursday at his church.

The family will be at the residence of Linda Heafner, 6308 Sherrills Ford Road, Catawba, at other times.

Memorials may be made to Mathis Chapel Baptist Church, 1786 Mathis Church Road, Catawba, N.C. 28609; or Hospice of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, N.C. 28658.

Drum Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

GRAYDON A. DEAL

TAYLORSVILLE - Graydon Arvel Deal, 82, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 9, 2000, at Duke University Hospital in Durham.

Born March 13, 1918, in Alexander County, he was a son of the late Solon E. and Hetty Deal Deal.

A member of Friendship Lutheran Church, he formerly served in the Luther League youth group. He retired from Hickory Manufacturing.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Mae Reese Deal; a brother and sister-in-law, Glay P. and Violet Deal of Hickory; a sister and brother- in-law, Freida D. and William Eugene Cline of Taylorsville; and a number of nephews and nieces.

A graveside service will be conducted by the Revs. Jack Carver, Todd Rouser and Bill Honeycutt at 2 p.m. today in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will be at Alexander Funeral Service from 1 to 1:30 p.m. today.


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