Miscellaneous Catawba County, North Carolina Obituaries

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JAMES E. RENDLEMAN
James “Bill” Edward Rendleman, 85, of First Avenue, SE, died July 22, 2000, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Asheville.

Born July 15, 1915, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Edward and Bessie Link Rendleman.

A member of Links Chapel A.M.E Zion Church, he was the Sunday school superintendent, trustee and class leader. He retired from Southern Railroad after 34 years of service.

He was preceded in death by seven brothers and four sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Rendleman; a son, Eddie Rendleman of Germany; a stepson, Maurice Henderson of Hickory; three brothers, Tillis Rendleman of Hickory, Russell Rendleman of Columbus, Ohio, and Paul Rendleman of Newark, N.J.; three brothers-in-law, Allen Hart of Wilmington, Del., Franklin Wilfong of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Terry Wilfong of Hickory; six sisters- in-law, Lucille Rendleman, Nancy Saddler, Vicky Rhyne, Judy Eckard and Mildred Williams of Hickory and Geneva Rendleman of Columbus, Ohio; and a stepgrandson, Maurice Rashard Henderson of Hickory.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Michael Rollins at 3 p.m. Thursday at his church.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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

Dirk M. Thompson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

JAMES O. WOODWARD Jr.

TAYLORSVILLE - James Oliver Woodward Jr., 63, of Wilmington, formerly of Alexander County, died July 24, 2000, in Pender County.

Born May 8, 1937, in Alexander County, he was a son of the late James O. and Sarah Head Woodward Sr.

A member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Wilmington, he retired as a pilot from U.S. Air. He also was a member of the QB (Quiet Birdmen) Pilot's Club and the Piedmont Breakfast Club. He was a 32nd Degree Mason member of St. John's Lodge 1, Sudan Temple in Wilmington and the Scottish Rite of Freemasons.

Survivors include his wife, Shelby Hammer Woodward; two sons, Nathan “Scott” Woodward of Wilmington and “James” Oliver Woodward II of Indiana; a brother, Donald Woodward of Hiddenite; a sister, Doris Woodward Rash of Statesville; a granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Woodward of Wilmington; a number of nephews and nieces; and friends, Terri Parham and family.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Larry Swidzinski at noon Thursday at Alexander Funeral Service.

Burial will be in Hiddenite Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by members of Lee Lodge 253.

Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be Cyril Hammer Jr., Ken A. Hammer, Scott Woodward, James Woodward III, William Hammer, Richard Woodward and Darren Rash.

The family will be at the funeral home one hour prior to the service and at the residence of Lula Mae Hammer, 231 South Sixth St., SW, Taylorsville, at other times.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 2994, Hickory, N.C. 28603.

ROBERT E. RALPH

LENOIR - Robert Eugene Ralph, 48, of Playmore Beach Road, died at Caldwell Memorial Hospital.

Born Nov. 3, 1951, in Macomb, Ill., he was a son of Vivian Humphrey Ralph of Macomb, Ill., and the late George E. Ralph.

A Baptist, he was employed with Sprint Telephone Company of Hickory and served in the U.S. Navy.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Ronnie Ralph.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a daughter, Bobbie Ralph of Lenoir; a stepdaughter, Mary Avery of Lenoir; two brothers, Rodney Ralph of Atlanta, Ga., and Stanley Ralph of Crystal River, Fla.; a sister, Sandy Ralph of Atlanta; and a grandchild.

The funeral will be held at a later date.

Greer-McElveen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

JOSEPH S. BANACH

Joseph Stanley Banach, 84, died July 23, 2000, at the Lutheran Nursing Home.

Born Feb. 16, 1916, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was a son of the late Stanislaus and Eva Wiechnik Banach.

A member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, he retired from General Electric as a designer and engineer of safety equipment.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Anne Banach.

Survivors include a son, Richard J. Banach of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a daughter, Alexandra Millholland of Hickory; four grandsons, Richard J. Banach Jr., Matthew Banach, Philip F. Banach and Keona C. Millholland; and a granddaughter, Marjorie M. Dahlstrom.

A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at Bass-Smith Funeral Home.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Joseph Waters at 10 a.m. Thursday at his church.

Burial will be in Catawba Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Philip F. Banach, Keona C. Millholland, John D. Dahlstrom Jr. and John G. Millholland.

The family will remain at the funeral home after the prayer service.

Memorials may be made to St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 921 Second St., NE, Hickory, N.C. 28601; or Lutheran Nursing Home, 1265 Twenty-first St., NE, Hickory, N.C. 28601.

LEE R. HUGHES

CONOVER - Lee Roy Hughes, 60, of Otto Lane, died July 24, 2000, at his residence.

Born Sept. 15, 1939, in Yancey County, he was a son of the late Gib and Dorothy Hoover Hughes.

A member of Bowditch Union Church in Yancey County, he was employed by Garrett Dyer Ford in Conover for 27 years.

Survivors include his wife, Mona Lee Jarrett Hughes; a son, William David Hughes of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Dwayne C. Baker of Conover; two brothers, Jimmy Hughes of Bakersville and Johnny Hughes of Red Hill; two sisters, Becky McKinney of Micaville and Louise Stamey of Morganton; a half brother, Renous Hoover of Micaville; and two grandsons, Travis Baker and Brandon Baker.

A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Wade Murphy at 2 p.m. Thursday in Carroway Cemetery.

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

Drum Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

EDWARD MURPHY

LINCOLNTON - Edward Murphy, 80, of Self Street in Cherryville, died July 23, 2000, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.

Born March 5, 1920, in Hartsville, S.C., he was a son of the late Oliver and Carrie Nedham Murphy.

A member of Oak Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, he retired from a dry wall finisher and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He was preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters.

Survivors include a friend of 17 years, Ida Roseboro of Cherryville; three nephews, Harrington Hooks, Eathen Hooks of Washington, D.C., and Donald Murphy of Raleigh; four nieces, Sarah Young, Elizabeth Hooks, Paulette Glenn of Washington and Carreanna Exum of Upper Marlboro, Md.; and a number of other relatives and friends.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Walter Adams at 4 p.m. today at his church.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will be at the church one hour prior to the service and at his residence at other times.

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

HARRY HOYLE

LINCOLNTON - Harry Hoyle, 69, of Lithia Lane, died July 24, 2000, at Lincoln Medical Center.

Born July 9, 1931, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Marcus H. and Marie Rudisill Hoyle Sr.

A member of First Presbyterian Church, he was co-owner of Hoyle Motor Co. and was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Abernethy Hoyle; two sons, John Hoyle and David Hoyle of Lincolnton; a daughter, Beth Gilleland of Lincolnton; a brother, Hal Hoyle Jr.; and five grandchildren.

A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Mary McKey at 3 p.m. today in Hollybrook Cemetery.

Warlick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

PEARLIE S. SHOUPE
TAYLORSVILLE - Pearlie “Sue” Stanley Shoupe, 44, died July 25, 2000, at her residence.

Born Nov. 13, 1955, in Oneida, Ky., she was a daughter of Mamie Elizabeth Lee Stanley Proffitt of London, Ky., and the late Emory Walter Stanley.

A member of East Taylorsville Baptist Church, she was employed by Escod Industries.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include a son, Jonathan Shoupe of the home; two daughters and a son-in-law, Melinda and Eddie Ray Henson of Manchester, Ky., and Melissa Shoupe of the home; three sisters, Lizzie Caudill of London, Brenda Price of Colombus, Mass., and Virginia Little of Taylorsville; and a number of nephews and nieces.

The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Craig Hamlin and Gary Jennings at 8 p.m. today at her church.

Burial will be in Hounshell Bend Cemetery in Oneida, Ky.

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

A memorial service will be held at Wildcat Mennonite Church in Oneida, Ky., at 4 p.m. Friday.

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

Alexander Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

JUNIOR G. BEACH

LENOIR - Junior Glenn Beach, 69, of Clarks Chapel Road, died July 24, 2000, at Frye Regional Medical Center.

Born March 26, 1931, in Watauga County, he was a son of the late Lillard and Margaret Sophorenia Day Beach.

A member of Whitnel First Baptist Church, he retired from Broyhill and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Beach.

Survivors include his wife, Elsie Greer Beach; three sons, Michael Glen Beach of Hudson, Lesle Gevan “Van” Beach of Lawndale and Bradley Darrell “Pug” Beach of Lenoir; a daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Kenneth Hinson of Lenoir; a brother, Claude Beach of Raleigh; two sisters, Ellamae Woodie of Morganton and Ruth Pearl South of Granite Falls; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Bud Jernigan at 2 p.m. today at his church.

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

ED C. COLEMAN

LENOIR - Ed Cobb Coleman, 83, of Old North Road, died July 25, 2000, at Caldwell County Hospice.

Born May 29, 1917, in Caldwell County, he was a son of the late Robert L. and Annie Henley Coleman.

A Baptist, he retired from the furniture industry and was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anomi McNeil Coleman; and four brothers, Nelson Henley, John Coleman, Henley Coleman and Coolidge Coleman.

Survivors include a brother, Frank Coleman of Sweeney, Texas; and a number of nephews and nieces.

A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Kevin Broyhill at 11 a.m. today in Coleman Cemetery.

The family will be at Greer-McElveen Funeral Home from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. today.

Memorials may be made to Caldwell County Hospice, 902 Kirkwood St., Lenoir, N.C. 28645; or Temple Baptist Church, 108 Old North Road, P.O. Box 1344, Lenoir, N.C. 28645.

DEBRA M. DULA

LENOIR - Debra Marlene Dula, 47, of North Anderson Street in Morganton, died July 23, 2000, at her residence.

Born Dec. 13, 1952, in Burke County, she was a daughter of Harlen E. and Pearl Smith Dula Sr. of Lenoir.

A member of Union Grove Baptist Church, she was employed by Kimble Glass.

Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a brother, Harlen Edward Dula Jr. of Morganton; and a niece, Donna Renee Dula of Morganton.

A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Mark Poe at 2 p.m. today in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 870, Lenoir, N.C. 28645.

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

CLARENCE F. KELLER

GRANITE FALLS - Clarence Franklin Keller, 66, of Driftwood Drive, died July 26, 2000, at Caldwell County Hospice.

Born April 28, 1934, in Caldwell County, he was a son of the late Lloyd and Jane Emily Holman Keller.

A member of Poovey's Grove Baptist Church, he retired as a custodian from Granite Falls Middle School.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Virginia Garrett and Marie Brooks.

Survivors include his wife, Mable S. Keller; a son and daughter-in-law, Perry and Tina Keller of Hildebran; a daughter and son-in-law, Regenia and Douglas Miller of Dudley Shoals; a brother, Lloyd Junior Keller of Granite Falls; a sister, Estelle Keller of Granite Falls; and three grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted by the Revs. Roger Mercer and Jim Robbins at 2 p.m. Friday at his church.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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

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

CAROLE A. PRITCHARD

MORGANTON - Carole Annette “Sissy” Pritchard, 32, of Sundown Road, died July 24, 2000, at Grace Hospital.

Born Sept. 9, 1967, in Burke County, she was a daughter of Howard W. Pritchard of Morganton and the late Fredia Caroline White Pritchard.

A member of McDowell Independent Presbyterian Church, she was an employee of Kathy Rest Home. A supporter of the Gleaning for the Hungry Program, she served as a softball coach for the Glen Alpine Recreation Department for 15 years.

She was preceded in death by a nephew, Bryan Mode.

Survivors, in addition to her father, include a brother, Howard Douglas Pritchard of Kannapolis; a sister, Christy Mode of Morganton; a nephew; a niece; and a number of uncles, aunts and cousins.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Paul White at 3 p.m. Friday at her 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 Sossoman Funeral Home from 7 to 9 tonight and at her residence at other times.

WILMA M. SIGMON

LINCOLNTON - Wilma Dora Mae Sigmon, 88, of Wilma Sigmon Road, died July 25, 2000, at Brian Center in Lincolnton.

Born Oct. 27, 1911, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Manuel and Anna Smith Sigmon.

A member of Boger City Baptist Church, she was a self-employed farmer.

Survivors include a sister, Edna Crouse of Lincolnton; and a number of nephews and nieces.

The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. David Carter at 2 p.m. today at E.F. Drum Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the building fund of Boger City Baptist Church.


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