Miscellaneous North Carolina Obituaries


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-- Mrs. Bertha Zepmiesal Steadings, 63, of 301 Linville Drive, died Friday, June 27, 1997, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital.
Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, June 30, 1997, at Floyd's North Church Street Chapel, Spartanburg, SC, with Rev. Kenneth Cash officiating. Burial will be in Behelehem Baptist Church Cemetery, Roebuck, SC. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Born in Achim, Germany, she was a homemaker.
Survivors include her four sons, Frank Samuel Steadings of Inman, SC, Johnny Dean Steadings of Roebuck, SC, Timothy Ray Steadings of Duncan, SC and Danny J. Steadings of Campobello, SC; one daughter, Patricia Washburn of Concord, NC; three brothers, Freidal Zepmeisal, Willy Zepmeisal and Manfred Zepmeisal, all of Germany; two sisters, Marie Weber and Anna Conrad, both of Germany; six grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and four step great-grandchildren. 

-- Mr. Thomas Howard Brock, Sr., 54, died June 28, 1997.
Funeral service will be 5 p.m. Monday, June 30, 1997, at Westfield Creek Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC.
Mr. Brock was born in Cheraw, SC, a son of the late Archie Clyde and Nancy Jane Moore Brock. He was a retired fireman engineer with the Cheraw Fire Department, and a member and deacon of Westfield Creek Baptist Church.
Mr. Brock was preceded in death by a daughter, Tonya Denise Brock.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Cheves Brock of the home; one son, Thomas Howard ``Tommy'' Brock, Jr. of the home; two brothers, James Calvin Brock and John Edward Brock, both of Cheraw, SC; foster brother, Jerry Lundy of Patrick, SC; and three sisters, Leona Morris of Cheraw, SC, Elizabeth B. Pierce of Rockingham, NC and Diane B. Allen of Ansonville, NC.
Memorials may be made to Westfield Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, Route 1, Box 447-A, Cheraw, SC 29520.
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC, is serving the family of Mr. Brock. 

Mr. Donald ``Don'' Devore,
65, of Charlotte, died after a long illness on Friday, June 27, 1997.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church with Monsignor William Pharr, Celebrant. Entombment will be in the Sharon Memorial Park Mausoleum. The Rosary will be 7 p.m. Sunday at Harry & Bryant Company, 500 Providence Road, following which the family will receive friends until 8:30 p.m.
Mr. Devore was born in Clearwater, SC and served four years in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Devore graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in chemical engineering. He retired from GTE as a Senior Sales Engineer for the chemicals and Metallurgical Division.
Survivors include his wife, Gertrude; three children, Joseph and wife, Sarah, Karen Acken and husband, Allen, and Thomas; grandchildren, Katie and Kevin Acken and Hannah Devore; sister, Juanita Peterson; and brother, William Devore.
``We loved him dearly, and will miss him greatly.''
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church, 6828 Old Reid Road, Charlotte, NC 28210 or Holy Angels Nursery, 6600 Wilkinson Blvd., Belmont, NC 28012.
Harry & Bryant Company is serving the family of Mr. Devore. 

Mr. Oliver C. ``Rooster'' Vaughn,
87, of 1912 Haines Street, died June 25, 1997 at Mercy Hospital.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, 1997, at Steele Creek AME Zion Church with Rev. Charles W. Reid officiating. Burial will be in Beatties Ford Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Monday, June 30, 1997, at Alexander Funeral Home.
He was retired from Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company after 40 years of service.
Survivors include his sons, Mr. Oliver C. Vaughn, Jr., Mr. George Louis Vaughn and Mr. Richard L. Vaughn, all of Charlotte; daughters, Mrs. Margaret V. Dawkins, Mrs. Inez V. Capers and Mrs. Carolyn V. Patterson, all of Charlotte; and 20 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Alexander Funeral Home is in charge. 

Mr. David Kenneth Goebel,
35, died Saturday, June 21, 1997, at home after a courageous two year battle with cancer.
Memorial services were held on June 24, 1997.
Mr. Goebel was born August 24, 1961 in Effingham, Illinois, son of Thomas A. Goebel and Karol G. Goebel. He grew up in Greensboro, NC and Charlotte, NC, graduating from South Mecklenburg High School Class of 1979; North Carolina School of Journalism with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1984; and pursued his education at Loyola University until his illness.
Mr. Goebel was employed by Forum, Inc., an international training consultant management firm where a room has been named in his memory.
David is survived by his parents of Raleigh, NC; his sister, Diane Goebel Marx; brother-in-law, Richard H. Marx, Jr.; niece, Elizabeth and nephew, Thomas, of Matthews; and aunts, uncles and cousins. A brother, Thomas Maxwell Goebel, died in infancy.
Grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell H. Goebel and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Grindle preceded him in death.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be sent to the ``V'' Foundation. 

Mr. Horace Hamer Pittman,
78, of 1447 Ferncliff Road, passed away Friday, June 27, 1997, at Presbyterian Hospital following complications from surgery.
Mr. Pittman was born in Candor, NC on April 28, 1919, the son of the late William Franklin Pittman and Elizabeth Hamer Pittman. He was preceded in death by his sister, Lillian Margaret Pittman, and his brother, Bruce William Pittman.
Mr. Pittman was a 1937 graduate of the old Central High School. He served in the United States Coast Guard during World War II. He was a charter member of Carmel Country Club.
He was a successful commercial real estate developer, having developed various office buildings, shopping centers, restaurants, banks, convenience stores and Reddman Square.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. at Harry and Bryant Chapel in the Oaks on Monday, June 30, 1997, with the Reverend Dr. Ray Scott of the Myers Park Presbyterian Church officiating. Private burial will follow in Sharon Memorial Park Mausoleum. Visitation will be from 3 until 5 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the Pittman residence, 1447 Ferncliff Road.
Mr. Pittman is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Mildred Hoke Pittman; a son, Bryan William Pittman and wife, Kathy; a son, Philip Hoke Pittman and wife, Laurie, of Charlotte; and a daughter, Mickie Pittman Sibley and her husband, David Sibley, of Signal Mountain, TN; and ten grandchildren, Katharine Camden Pittman, William Hoke Pittman, Scot Blanton Pittman, Posey Ann Pittman, Hoke Hamer Pittman, Mattie Bess Pittman and Henry Horace Pittman, all of Charlotte, and Steve Erwin Sibley, David Pittman Sibley and Margaret Louise Sibley, all of Signal Mountain, TN.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Charlotte Country Day John Cook Memorial Athletic Scholarship Fund, 1440 Carmel Road, Charlotte, NC 28211. 

Mr. Clarence Hart,
62, of 1501 Longleaf Dr., Charlotte, died June 26, 1997 at VA Hospital, Salisbury, NC.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, 1997, at Metrolina Funeral Chapel with Elder Ronnye Weaks officiating. Burial will be in VA National Cemetery, Salisbury. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Survivors include his wife, Sallie Hart of Charlotte; three sons, Jarvis Hart of Brooklyn, NY, and Clarence Hart and Steven Hurst, both of Charlotte; two daughters, Pamela Hart and Sharon Hurst, both of Charlotte; mother, Jessie Anthony of Charlotte; two brothers, Norman Anthony and Ronald Anthony, both of Charlotte; three sisters, Barbara Alexander, Hazel Simons and Diane Johnson, all of Charlotte; and six grandchildren.
Metrolina Funeral Service is serving the family of Mr. Hart. 

Mr. Wilson Lewith,
83, of Charlotte, NC, died on Monday, February 9, 1998, at Mercy Hospital South.
Mr. Lewith was born on October 22, 1914, in Charlotte, the son of the late Arthur Edward Lewith and Freda Hayman Lewith.
Mr. Lewith is survived by his wife of 44 years, Margaret McDonald Lewith; two sisters, Irene Weinstein of Matthews and Miriam Bernstein of Hollywood, FL; three nieces, Jean Frey of Atlanta, GA, Carolyn Sosnik of Gastonia, NC, and Constance Bernstein of San Francisco, CA; two nephews, Harold Weinstein of Charlotte and Richard Bernstein of Toledo, OH; also numerous great-nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mr. Lewith will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 11, 1998, at Temple Beth El, 5101 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC, with Rabbi James Bennett and Rabbi Israel Gerber officiating. Interment will take place in Hebrew Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Harry and Bryant Company, 500 Providence Road.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Temple Beth El Endowment Fund, 5101 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC 28226; or the American Cancer Society, 500 East Morehead Street, Suite 211, Charlotte, NC 28202.
Harry and Bryant Company is serving the family of Mr. Lewith. 

-- Derrick Stuart Woodall, 30, of 123 Dalehurst Drive died Sunday, February 8, 1998, at Rutherford Hospital.
A native of Rutherford County and the son of Royce and Margaret S. Woodall of Forest City, he was employed by Reeves Brothers, Grace Plant, in Rutherfordton.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Franziska Bradley Woodall of the home; a stepson, Drew Patterson; a stepdaughter, Miss Cieara Patterson, both of the home; and one sister, Denise W. McCullogh of Boiling Springs, NC.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the First Baptist Church with Dr. L. Joey Faucette officiating. Interment will be in the Sunset Memorial Park. Visitation is from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Padgett and King Mortuary. The family will be at the home of his parents, 1684 Rock Corner Road, Forest City, NC.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 211 West Main St., Forest City, NC 28043. 

-- Mr. Lewis Edward ``Bud'' Almond, 64, of 1102 W. Main St., Locust, NC, died Feb. 8, 1998, at Mercy Hospital, Charlotte, NC.
Funeral will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, in Hartsell Funeral Home Chapel, Midland, NC, with the Revs. Clint Scott and Tony Bradley officiating. Interment will follow in Fairfield Baptist Church Cemetery, Union County, NC, with Rites by DAV. The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, at the funeral home.
Born on Aug. 22, 1933, in Stanly County, NC, Mr. Almond was a son of the late William John and Ida Mae Brattain Almond, was a retired service station owner, and served with the U.S. Army in Korea.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Ann Griffin Almond of the home; brother, Floyd Gene Almond of Locust, NC; and sisters, Mrs. Hazel Barbee, Mrs. Mary Grace Laughter and Mrs. Linda Helms, all of Concord, NC, and Mrs. Dorothy Martin of Locust, NC.
Brothers, Robert and Dewey Almond, and sister, Annie Tucker, preceded him in death.
Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Almond family.

Mrs. Helen Hunter Keever,
age 86, of Charlotte died Sunday, February 8, 1998, at Presbyterian Hospital.
Funeral service is 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 10, 1998, at McEwen Charlotte Chapel with Dr. William G. Young of Third Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will follow in Sharon Memorial Park. Visitation is 11:30-12:30 p.m. Tuesday at McEwen Charlotte Chapel.
Mrs. Keever was a homemaker and member of Third Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Earl Keever, and their daughter, Margaret Keever McLaughlin.
Survivors include her sister, Mrs. Dorothy Hunter Causby of High Point, NC; four grandchildren, Pamela McLaughlin Crowder, Sherry McLaughlin Knotts, Richard Kirk McLaughlin, Melanie McLaughlin Cleveland; and ten great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Third Presbyterian Church, 4019 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28205; the Harris Hospice Unit, c/o Presbyterian Hospital Foundation, PO Box 33549, Charlotte, NC 28233-3549; or the charity of one's choice.
McEwen Funeral Service, Charlotte Chapel, is serving the family of Mrs. Keever. 

Mrs. Mary Ellen Kirby,
82, of 512 Atherton St., Charlotte, died February 9, 1998, at Presbyterian Hospital.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Dilworth Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Pruitt officiating. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 10, at McEwen Charlotte Chapel.
Born in Charlotte, NC, Mrs. Kirby was a homemaker and a member of Dilworth Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, James B. Kirby Sr.; sons, James B. Kirby Jr. of Mt. Holly, NC, William Robert Kirby of Butner, NC, and Thomas Richard Kirby of Charlotte, NC; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
McEwen Funeral Service, Charlotte Chapel, is serving the family of Mrs. Kirby. 

-- Clyde Odell Carrigan, 90, of 129 Carrigan Dr., Gastonia, died Feb. 8, 1998, at his home.
Service is 11 a.m. today in Carothers Funeral Home Colonial Chapel, Belmont. Burial is in Goshen Cemetery, Belmont. Pallbearers are Reggie Ballard, Kevin Snyder, Sylvia Wentz, Thomas Daniel, Barry Youngblood, Shane Ashe, Doug Carrigan Jr. and Eddie Elgin.
Mr. Carrigan was a son of the late William and Laura Jane Carrigan, husband of the late Millie M. Helms Carrigan and brother of the late Floyd, Virgil and Coyt Carrigan and Bertha Reel.
Survivors include sons, Douglas Carrigan of Gastonia and Wayne Carrigan of Pigeon Forge, TN; daughters, Narvice Wentz of Lowell and Vearline Ballard of Gastonia; brothers, Arthur Carrigan and Ralph Carrigan, both of Kings Mountain; sister, Ina Mae Lineberger of Gastonia; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. 

Mr. Earle W. Southworth,
90, died Sunday, February 8, 1998 at Carolinas Medical Center.
Mr. Southworth, a native of Essex, Connecticut, was born July 7, 1907. He was a longtime, faithful member of Third Presbyterian Church where he served as deacon and was a dedicated supporter. His lifelong job was with Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Co. where he served for 43 years as Office Manager.
Cherished in memory by his beloved wife of 65 years, Virginia Southworth, and his two dear daughters, Marcia Barber and Nancy Southworth, his only grandchild, Sandra Jean McCreary, and his loving great-grandson, Justin Earle McCreary, all of Charlotte, and nephew Earle Hutchings and niece Barbara Reeve, of Middletown, Connecticut, and several other nieces and nephews from the Raleigh, NC area.
McEwen Funeral Service West Chapel is entrusted with making the arrangements. A private memorial service is planned at Third Presbyterian Church with Reverend Doctor William Young officiating.
Memorials may be made in remembrance of Mr. Southworth, to Third Presbyterian Church, 4019 Central Ave., Charlotte, NC 28205. 

-- Susan ``Aunt Jane`' Shrum Beal, 93, died Monday, February 9, 1998 at Cardinal Healthcare. Memorial service is 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 11, 1998 at Antioch Baptist Church with Rev. Ernie Richards, Rev. Wray Barrett and Rev. Tom Campbell officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Visitation is 7:00-8:30 pm Tuesday at the church.
Ms. Beal was preceded in death by a daughter, Mattie M. Richard. She is survived by 3 sons, William E. Beal and Milas L. Beal, both of Lincolnton, NC and Darrell V. Beal of Maiden, NC; 7 daughters, Evie Lynch of Greensboro, Marie B. Wilkinson of Denver, Joyce Mitchem of Lawndale, NC, Queeta M. Harkey and Betty J. Setzer, both of Lincolnton, Shirley C. Sigmon of Iron Station, and Linda B. Chambers of Surfside, SC; half brother O.G. Shrum of Lincolnton; 23 grandchildren and number of great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

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