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Ollie Pendleton

CHERRYVILLE – Mrs. Ollie Pendleton, 97, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022 at her residence.
Mrs. Pendleton was born in Lincoln County on June 3, 1924, a daughter of the late Tola Elam Houser and Dela Mae Leatherman Houser. She was retired from Sweetree in Cherryville. Mrs. Pendleton was also a private caregiver to many people in the community. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Cherryville.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Murphy Pendletoan; five sisters; and seven brothers.
Survivors include her daughter, Nita Dellinger of Cherryville; a sister, Kimmie Leatherman of Lincolnton; three grandchildren, Frankie Dellinger, Shana Dellinger Ford, and Tammy Dellinger Howell; three great-grandchildren, Kennedy Dellinger, Lynndie Dellinger and Kayleigh Lingerfelt; and three great-great-grandchildren, Kayson, Brennon, and Zeppelin.
Visitation was from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m., on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022 at First Baptist Church in Cherryville.
Funeral services were held at 6 p.m., on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022 at First Baptist Church in Cherryville with Dr. Vince Hefner officiating.
A private burial was held at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery in Vale.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 301 E. First St., Cherryville, NC, 28021.
A guest register is available at www.stameycherryvillefuneralhome.com.
Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service served the family of Mrs. Pendleton.
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Karleen Gaskins Price

CHERRYVILLE – Karleen Beam Gaskins Price passed away on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. The daughter of Marvin Stowe and Bryte Beam Beam, she was born in Lincoln County on July 10, 1926.
Karleen graduated from North Brook High School, where she served on the yearbook staff, and was a member of the debate, glee, commercial, and library clubs. She also served on the cheerleading squad. Receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in business education from Lenoir-Rhyne College, she later pursued graduate study at Western Carolina University.
One of the highlights of her life was spending the summer of 1945 in Washington, D. C., working at the US Census Bureau. She was thrilled to have the opportunity to celebrate VJ Day on the Capitol steps.
Upon graduation from Lenoir-Rhyne in 1947, Karleen went to work for her father at Cherry Motors of Cherryville. While there, she met the love of her life, Tracy Leland Gaskins, Jr., originally from New Bern. After a whirlwind courtship, the two were married on Oct. 3, 1948. Three children, Debra Karleen, Mary Suzanne, and Tracy Leland III, were born to this union.
In addition to raising the children, Karleen spent the 1950s and early 1960s teaching typing, business courses, English, and Spanish at North Brook High School, while also directing the junior class play and sponsoring the “The Babbling Brook”, the school newspaper. The class of 1959 dedicated the yearbook, “Le Souvenir”, to her. She was also the accountant for Tracy’s auto dealerships. In 1963, she was one of the pioneers who developed the Exceptional Children’s program for the Lincoln County Schools.
While a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Karleen taught both Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. She was also a member of the Parsonage Committee and chaired the Christian Education Committee.
At First United Methodist Church of Cherryville, she served on the Parsonage Committee, the Finance Committee, and as a circle chairman. 
In 1970, Karleen became the accounting manager of Marvin S. Beam, Inc., her father’s Ford dealership. Later she became an authorized Ford dealer, joining her father on the Ford Motor Company sales and service agreement.      
Quite active in the Cherryville community, Karleen was a member of the Cherryville Music Club, the Readers’ Book Club, and the Dancing Cherries. She was also a charter member of the Cheri-Weeders Garden Club, a Life Member of the Order of the Eastern Star, president of the Village Garden Club, and a board member of the Cherryville Historical Museum. Additionally, she was an organizing and charter member, as well as Regent, of the Tryon Resolves Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
Karleen loved shopping, dancing, and parties. She was especially devoted to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Another of her passions was travel, as she visited most of the US and Caribbean and made several trips to Western Europe, as well as one to Eastern Europe. She also journeyed to Hong Kong and visited Japan twice.
Karleen was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Tracy Leland Gaskins, Jr. In 1987, she married Harry Carroll Price, Jr., who also preceded her in death.
She is survived by daughters, Debra Gaskins Beam (George) of Cherryville, NC; Suzanne Gaskins Rudisill of Greenville, SC; a son, Tracy Leland Gaskins III (Carolyn) of Tokyo, Japan; granddaughters, Ashley Rudisill Forbes (Scott) of Greenville, SC; Chelsea Michelle Rudisill (Luke Browder) of Irmo, SC; Courtney Beam Brett (Jonathan) of Barnsley, United Kingdom; and great-grandsons, Jackson Scott Forbes and Reid Harrison Forbes of Greenville, SC.
The family would like to thank their wonderful team of caregivers and the employees of Hospice of Cleveland County.
Karleen lay in repose at Carpenter – Porter Funeral Home on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 from 12 to 4 p.m. Due to the threat of COVID-19, the family was not present. A formal memorial service is planned for late spring.
To honor Karleen, donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, 601 North Pink St., Cherryville, NC, 28021; the Bess Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Linda Towery, 2357 Bess Chapel Church Rd., Cherryville, NC, 28021; Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby, NC, 28150, or the charity of the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be made to www.carpenterporter.com.
Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services served the family of Mrs. Price.
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James Barry Wood

CHERRYVILLE – James Barry Wood, of Cherryville, passed away at Testa Family Hospice House on Dec. 27, 2021. He was surrounded by his wife of 53 years, Barbara, and his daughter, Vanessa.
Services will be held in Etowah, Tennessee.
Condolences may be made to www.carpenterporter.com.
Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services served the family of Mr. Wood.
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Charles Dennis Hord

CHERRYVILLE – Charles Dennis Hord, Sr., 91, of Sunbeam Farm Rd., formerly of Cleveland, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021 at Atrium Health Lincoln. He was born June 22, 1930 in Cleveland County to the late Loron James Hord and Ellen Bryte Houser. 
Charles was a veteran of the United States Army, serving as Sergeant of the 3rd Anti-aircraft Artillery during the Korean War. He enjoyed woodwork and had a passion for carpentry. He also was retired from Ford Motor Company after 30 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Patricia Wayburn Darty Hord; his brothers, Sloan, Ben, Carl David, and Barkley Hord; and sisters, Willa Painter, and Brenda Morrow.
He is survived by his sons, Charles Dennis Hord, Jr. (Michelle) of Georgia, James Richard Hord (Diane) of Ohio, and Jerry Hord (Therese), of Ohio; daughter, Patsy Witschey (Michael) of Ohio; six grandchildren, Elizabeth Bosl (Jeremy), Kyle Hord, Kristen Costanzo (Patrick), Brittany Keane (Mike), Alex Hord (Jenna), and Joey Witschey (Corinne); five great-grandchildren, Aiden Witschey, Landry Costanzo, Poppy Keane, Calvin Hord, and Maddy Hord; a sister, Lu Gamble, and a brother, Bobby Hord.
To honor his wishes no formal services are planned.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America at alzfdn.org/support-us/donate/.
Condolences may be made to www.carpetnersfuneralhome.net.
Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services served the family of Mr. Hord.
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Martha Rivers McNeill

ASHEBORO – Martha J. Rivers McNeill, 101, of Asheboro, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021 at The Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro.
A funeral service was conducted at 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 20, 2021, at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment followed at Randolph Memorial Park.
Martha was born on April 12, 1920, in Gaston County to the late John Henry Rivers and Lena Weathers. She retired as a CNA and a home health worker. Martha was a member of Wesley Chapel A.M.E Zion Church. She enjoyed traveling, playing cards and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her son, Andre Murphy and wife, Nicole of Liberty; granddaughter, Judy Vanlandingham and husband, Louico of Johnson City, TN; two great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and two great-great-great-grandchildren.
The family received friends at Ridge Funeral Home from 11 a.m., to 1 p.m., Dec. 20, 2021, prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph, 416 Vision Dr., Asheboro, NC, 27203.
Condolences may be made online at www.ridgefuneralhome.com.
Ridge Funeral Home & Cremation Service served the family of Mrs. McNeill.
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Phyllis Elaine Thompson

SHELBY, NC – Phyllis Elaine Thompson, 74, of Shelby, NC went to Heaven on Tuesday, December 14, 2021.
Born in Murphy, NC (Cherokee County) on February 11, 1947, she was the daughter of Lydia Magaline Davenport Thompson and Kermit Wayne Thompson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Linda Walters.
Phyllis was retired from the Patrick Senior Center (City of Kings Mountain). She previously attended Pleasant City Church before becoming a resident at Peak Resources Cherryville.
Phyllis is survived by her best friend and sister, Patricia Hinson of Shelby, NC; niece, Carolyn Henwood and husband Pierre of Kings Mountain, NC; niece, Teresa Hollmann (Eric) of Chicago, IL; nephew, Barry White and wife Carla of Gaffney, SC; grandnieces: Carmen Henwood of Raleigh, NC; Hannah Guffey of Bessemer City, NC;  Sarah Burgess of Plant City, FL; grandnephews: Curtis Jenkins of Clover, SC; Josh Walters of Newbern, NC; Russ Walters of Colorado Springs, CO and Ryan Felton of Cleveland, TN; brothers: William Thompson of Bessemer City, NC; Wayne Thompson of Shelby, NC; sisters: Debbie Felton of Cleveland, TN and Cindy Thompson of Gastonia, NC; special cousin, Zandra MacDonald of Canton GA and two life-long friends: Caroleen Mingus of Murphy, NC  and Ellen Long of Milton, FL.
Phyllis was very loved and will be missed by her family. The family wishes to thank all those who cared and prayed for her.
All services are private.
A guest register is available at www.stameytysingerfuneralhome.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., Fallston, NC.
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Joyce Doty

CHERRYVILLE – Ms. Joyce Kathryn Doty, 88, passed away on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021 at Peak Resources in Shelby.
Joyce was born in Cleveland County, NC, on Feb. 12, 1933, a daughter of the late Garland Doty and Vassie Walker Doty. She was a retired sales clerk from Dixie Lumber Company in Cherryville. Joyce was a member of First Baptist Church in Cherryville and the Irene McSwain Truth Seekers Sunday school class. She loved reading her Bible, working crossword puzzles and going Christmas caroling.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Ward, James, Gene, and Vail Doty; sisters-in-law, Frances Clarke, Mozelle Doty, and Alma Doty; and a nephew, Mike Doty.
Survivors include a sister, Elizabeth Doty of Cherryville; a sister-in-law, Marjorie Doty of Shelby; a nephew and three nieces.
Visitation was from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021 at First Baptist Church in Cherryville.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021 at First Baptist Church with Dr. Vince Hefner and Rev. Priscilla Walker officiating.
Burial was in City Memorial Cemetery in Cherryville.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 301 E. First St., Cherryville, NC, 28021, or to the Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina, P.O. Box 338, Thomasville, NC, 27361.
A guest register is available at www.stameycherryvillefuneralhome.com.
Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service served the Doty family.
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Dot Punch

CHERRYVILLE – Dorothy “Dot” Jean Dellinger Punch, 90, of Shelby Hwy., passed away Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021 at Wendover Hospice. She was born Dec. 22, 1930, in Gaston County to the late Lula Mae Dellinger.
Dorothy loved working puzzles, crafting, and trying out new recipes. She was a devoted homemaker and loving caregiver to her family. She will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Everette Punch; brother, Maurice Dellinger, and sister, Joyce Guffey. Survivors include her daughters and son-in-law, Carol Chit Khin, and Linda and Rex Bell; and grandchildren, Greg Bell, and Dorothy Allran.
A graveside service was held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, in Cherryville, with Pastor Mike Devine from Covenant Bible Church officiating.
Mrs. Punch lay in state from 9 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021 at Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services. The family was not present during that time.
Condolences may be made to www.carpenterporter.com.
Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services served the family of Mrs. Punch.
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Larry Gunnell

CHERRYVILLE – Mr. Larry Russell Gunnell, 73, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021 at Atrium Health – Lincoln.
Larry was born on Dec. 12, 1947 and was raised in Mt. Airy, N.C., a son of the late William C. Gunnell and Ester Marshall Gunnell. He retired as co-owner and operator of O’Dell’s Grocery in Cherryville after 28 years. Larry later worked for Elmore Feed and Seed in Lawndale. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Men’s Bible Class. Larry was a member of the Cherryville Masonic Lodge #505 AF & AM and also Cherryville American Legion Post 100. He was also assistant Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop 323 in Cherryville. Larry served in the U.S. Air Force. Larry enjoyed working on his farm and raising honey bees.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Pauline Ayers.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Juanita O’Dell Gunnell of the home; a daughter, Maria Pruitt and husband, Tim; a son, Steven Gunnell and wife, Bonnie, all of Cherryville; five grandchildren, Landry, Grayce and Emma Pruitt, Brooks and Baylor Gunnell; two brothers, Vernon Gunnell of Clemmons, and Elmer Gunnell of Mt. Airy; sister-in-law and business partner, Ann Harmon of Cherryville; brother-in-law, Richard Lee O’Dell and wife, Cheryl of Matthews. Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m., on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021 at Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021 at First United Methodist Church with Pastor Zack Christy officiating.
Burial was in the City Memorial Cemetery in Cherryville with Military rites provided by Gaston County Honor Guard and Masonic rites by Cherryville Masonic Lodge.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 601 N. Pink St., Cherryville, NC, 28021.
A guest register is available at www.stameycherryvillefuneralhome.com.
Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service served the Gunnell family.
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Nancy Moss

CHERRYVILLE – Nancy Elizabeth Devine Moss, formerly of Academy St., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 at Carolina Care Health and Rehabilitation. She was born July 21, 1931 in Gaston County to the late Enoch Martin and Lola Bright Whitworth Devine.
Nancy was a member of First Baptist Church. She was a servant of God and lived to serve others. She loved the opportunity to be a caregiver for family, both hers and Aarons. She gave of herself by taking friends to doctor appointments or anywhere else that was needed. Nancy was a member of the Irene McSwain Sunday School Class and the Women’s Circle. She served as former church coordinator for the nursery, served on the pulpit committee to Charles Carter, and served on various other committees. She was devoted to her church and her Lord. She was also devoted to her family and adored “my Aaron,” her son, and her grandchildren. Nancy was a member of the Garden Club and a couple of Bridge Clubs. She enjoyed working the voting polls and supporting her husband in all his duties to the community of Cherryville. 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Aaron Bernard Moss; siblings and their spouses, Hilbert Devine and Maxine, Marisel Allen and Bill, and Ruby Harden Phillips and Guy; and brothers-in-law and their spouses, E.V. Moss and Frances, and Dr. Tom Moss and Mary Louise.
Survivors include her son, David Lee Moss; grandchildren, Natalie Marie Moss and Jarvis Aaron Moss; brother-in-law, Joe Phillips; nieces and nephews, Mimi Mixen, Jeannie Metcalf, Frank Allen, Tommy Allen, Milton “Mick” Harden, Nancella Martin, Jan Boone, Guy Ann Summer, Mary Frances Moss, and Dr. Carol Bridges; and special friend and caregiver, Mitzi Quinn McSwain.
A graveside service was held Monday, Dec. 13, 2021 at 11 a.m., at City Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Vince Hefner officiating. 
Nancy wished to express her deepest thanks to Mitzi for all the love and care she provided.
Condolences may be made to www.carpenterporter.com.
Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services served the Moss family.
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Ann Ramsey

CHERRYVILLE – Annie S. Randall Ramsey, 95, of Dellinger Circle, passed away Dec. 6, 2021 at home. She was born March 26, 1926 in Gaston County to the late Lector Lee and Edna Mae Sigmon Randall. Ann was a long-time member of First Presbyterian Church, Cherryville. She and her late husband, D.B., enjoyed sitting on the swing and spending time together.  Ann cherished her family and loved them deeply.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 75 years, Dock Boyd “D.B.” Ramsey, Jr.; daughter, Donna R. Beigel; siblings, Glenn “Son” Randall, Betty Black, J.L. Randall, and Merlyn Carpenter.
Left to cherish her memory are her son, Mike Ramsey (Janice) of Crouse; grandchildren, Shane Ramsey (Heather), Lea Graham (Derek), Matthew Beigel (Emily), Amy Steadman (Jared); great-grandchildren, Zach Woodruff, Katie Ramsey, Kira Alvey, Ava Beigel, Ethan Beigel, Madison Steadman, Kyle Miller and Lily Steadman; and great-great-grandsons, Joseph and Jaxson Woodruff.
A Celebration of Ann’s life was held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021 at First Presbyterian Church, Cherryville with Rev. Dr. Bill Lowe officiating. Interment followed at City Memorial Cemetery. The family received friends from 1 to 1:45 p.m., prior to the service in the church sanctuary.
The family would like to thank Geraldine Brock, Morriah Moore, Tammy Mull, April Stanley, and all previous caregivers for the love and care given to Mrs. Ramsey.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 107 W. Academy St., Cherryville, NC, 28021.
Condolences may be made to www.carpenterporter.com.
Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services served the family of Mrs. Ramsey.
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Derek B. Smith, Jr.

KINGS MOUNTAIN – Mr. Derek B. Smith, Jr., 51, passed away on Nov. 25, 2021 at his residence.
Derek was born on May 27, 1970 in Cleveland County, NC, a son of Jane Clemmer Smith of Cherryville and the late Derek B. Smith, Sr. He was employed as a maintenance coordinator for Hospice of Cleveland County. Derek was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church and the Pathfinders Sunday school class and also enjoyed being able to go on a mission trip with the church to West Virginia.
In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife of 11 years, Melanie Halk Smith of the home; a sister, Tracy Overby and husband, Mark of Benson; two nephews, Ryan Overby (Brittany) and Collin Overby; and a great-nephew, Carson Overby.
Visitation was on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021 from 2 to 3 p.m., at Shady Grove Baptist Church.
A memorial service was held on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021 at 3 p.m., at Shady Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Dale Hendricks and Rev. Zac Mayhue officiating.
Burial was private.
Memorials may be made to Shady Grove Baptist Church, 3240 Tryon Courthouse Rd., Cherryville, NC, 28021, or to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby, NC, 28150.
A guest register is available at www.stameycherryvillefuneralhome.com.
Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service served the Smith family.
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Margaret Brittain

CHERRYVILLE – Mrs. Margaret Wells Brittain, 80, passed away on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021 at Atrium Health – Cabarrus.
Margaret was born on Aug. 22, 1941 in Gaston County, NC, a daughter of the late Fred Wells and Ethel Sistare Wells. She retired as an LPN for Lincoln Medical Center in Lincolnton.
Margaret was a member of Plainsview Baptist Church in Lawndale. She enjoyed playing softball and bowling. Margaret also enjoyed trips to the beach
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Brittain.
Survivors include two daughters, Denise Walker and husband Scott; and Pam Lucas; a son Darren Brittain; two grandchildren, Stephanie Lucas and Dustin Lucas; and a great-granddaughter, Kinsley Lucas, all of Cherryville.
Visitation was from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 at Plainsview Baptist Church in Lawndale. At other times the family will be at Margaret’s home.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 at Plainsview Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Key and Rev. Jerry Lail officiating.
Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Plainsview Baptist Church, 266 Plainsview Church Rd., Lawndale, NC, 28090.
A guest register is available at www.stameycherryvillefuneralhome.com.
Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service served the family of Mrs. Brittain.
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Leon “Butch” Sneed

WILMINGTON – Mr. Leon Jay “Butch” Sneed, 80, formerly of Cherryville, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.
Butch was born on March 31, 1941 in Lincoln County, NC, a son of the late Lester Leon Sneed and Dixie Eva Mullen Sneed.  He was a self-employed contractor with Sneed Construction and also a teacher. Butch taught carpentry at Cherryville High School and Ashley High School in New Hanover County. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Cherryville where he taught the Men’s Bible Class for many years. Butch served in the U.S. Army and was a member and past chaplain of Cherryville American Legion Post 100. He also had a great love for fishing.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Andy Hartman, and a brother, Don Carpenter.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Betsy T. Sneed of the home; three daughters, Aryn Weisser and husband, Robert of Carolina Beach; Amber Sullivan and husband, Michael of Indian Trail, and Teresa Sneed Kiser of Weatherford, TX; two brothers, Joe Sneed of Cherryville and Carroll Sneed of Connecticut; and seven grandchildren, Seth, Waylon, Sydney, Harper, Robert, Jr., Chris, and Taylor.
Mr. Sneed lay in state from 1 to 5 p.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021 at Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home. The family was not present during this time.
A graveside service with military honors will be held at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021 at City Memorial Cemetery in Cherryville with the Rev. Dr. Bill Lowe officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, New York, 10306, or visit their website at www.t2t.org to donate online.
A guest register is available at www.stameycherryvillefuneralhome.com.
Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service served the Sneed family.
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Roger Roy

CHERRYVILLE – Roger Joseph Roy, 91, of Cherryville, passed away Sunday, Oct. 21, 2021 at Wendover Hospice House. He was born July 23, 1930 in New Haven County, Connecticut, to the late Delphis and Leda Alberta Roy. Roger was a veteran of the United States Army.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta Ann McGuinness Roy; two brothers; and a sister. 
Survivors include his daughters, Renee Roy, Annette King and husband, Jay, Janine Levesque and husband, Bob, Corrinne Cruz and husband, Stephen, Collette Blackwelder and husband, David, and Andrea Teague and husband, Mark; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
All services will be private.
Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services served the family of Mr. Roy.
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William “Bill” McNeely

CHERRYVILLE – Mr. William F. “Bill” McNeely, 80, passed away on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 at his residence.
Bill was born in Cleveland County, NC, on Oct. 19, 1941, a son of the late Tommy Lee McNeely and Mazelle Beam McNeely.
He was co-founder and President of McNeely Oil Company, Inc. of Cherryville for 45 years. Bill was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and attended Jesus Servant Ministries in Cherryville. He enjoyed restoring John Deere tractors, dirt track racing and going to Lake James. Bill was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Brenda Schrum McNeely, of the home; a son, Brent McNeely and wife, LuAndra; a daughter, Jodi Beam and husband, Scott, all of Cherryville; five grandchildren: Devan Beam (Tiffany), Leah O’Connor (Michael), Jordan Beam (Garren), Zack McNeely (Natalie) and Macie Beam; and five great-grandchildren: Aussie, Mayson-Kate, Maddox, Miller, and Brooklynn.
A graveside service was held at 2 p.m., on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Randy Heffner officiating.
The family greeted friends following the service.
Burial was at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Jesus Servant Ministries, 110 N. Mountain St., Cherryville, NC, 28021; or to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby, NC, 28150.
A guest register is available at www.stameycherryvillefuneralhome.com.
Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service served the McNeely family.
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Glenn Wilford Anthony, Jr.

CHERRYVILLE – Glenn Wilford Anthony, Jr., 80, of Paul H. Beam Rd., passed away Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021 at Atrium Lincoln. He was born Dec. 28, 1940, in Gaston County to the late Glenn Wilford, Sr., and Lillie Pruett Anthony.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Doris Beam, and Dot Newton.
Glenn enjoyed driving a truck for many years. He retired from Carolina Freight Carriers after 30 years of service. He also enjoyed racing, loved being outside and doing yardwork, and loved his dog, Piper.
He is survived by his wife 61 years, Linda Boyles Anthony; daughters, Carla Anthony Holt (DJ), and Dana Anthony Abernathy (Randy); granddaughter, Megan Morris (Bubba); step-granddaughter, Audra Boyd; great-grandson, Dansby Morris; and two step-great-granddaughters, Hatton and Josephene Boyd.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 at Cherryville City Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Jhoan Alfaro officiating.
The family will be meeting at the home, located at 420 Paul H. Beam Road, Cherryville, NC, 28021.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Cherryville at 301 E. 1st St, Cherryville, NC, 28021.
Condolences may be made to www.carpentersfuneralhome.net.
Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services served the family of Mr. Anthony.
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Frieda Heavner

CHERRYVILLE – Frieda Kay Hendricks Heavner, 79, of Milo Neal Rd., departed from this life early Saturday morning, Oct. 16, 2021. She was born Sept. 16, 1942 in Lincoln County, daughter to the late Fred and Ruby Hopper Hendricks.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Kayla Hull; and brother, Jerry Hendricks.
Frieda was a member of Cherryville Missionary Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir, was a former Sunday School teacher and was an active member of the Ladies Circle. For many years she volunteered with Hospice of Cleveland County. Frieda was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, whose love for her family was second only to her Lord.
She is survived by her daughters, Teresa H. Maddox (Chad), Robin D. Heavner, Joy H. Black, and June H. LaMacchia (Joe); brother, Jim Hendricks (Marylin); former husband and father of her daughters, Billy Ray Heavner; grandchildren, Amanda Arthur (Dusty), Chad Edwards (Audrey), Taylor Black (Daniel Dickerson), JoJo LaMacchia, Alison LaMacchia, and Ethan Gantt; great-grandchildren, Brayden Edwards, Kendall Edwards, Jack Horne, Jedediah Dickerson, Rhett Edwards, and Dylan Edwards; and her many friends and church family at Cherryville Missionary Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 at Cherryville Missionary Methodist Church with Rev. Bobby Holtsclaw and Rev. Jimmy Rudisill officiating.
The family will receive friends from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m., prior to the service at the church.
A graveside committal service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 at Cherryville City Memorial Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to either Cherryville Missionary Methodist Church building fund at 318 W. Ballard St., Cherryville, NC, 28021, or to Hospice of Cleveland County at 953 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby, NC, 28150.
Condolences may be made to www.carpentersfuneralhome.net.
Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family of Mrs. Heavner.
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Tommy Whitely

EDEN, N.C. – Tommy Gene Whitley, 71, passed away on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021 at The Brian Center for Health and Rehabilitation in Eden, N.C. He was born in Mecklenburg County, N.C., Jan. 8, 1950, the oldest of four children born to Bobbie Whitley and Viola Garren Stone.
Those left behind to cherish his memory are brother, Danny Whitley and wife Debbie; sister, Diane Austin and husband Harlan; brother, David Whitley; niece, Michelle and husband Rocky Craig; nieces, Elizabeth (Beth) Whitley and Lynette Whitley; nephews, David and Robert Barnes, Michael and Jason Whitley, great-nephews, Eric Craig and Jason Whitley; and great-niece, Emma Craig.
He loved living at the Center and they all loved him. Many came in to tell him good bye. He was known to all as Super Man, and loved being called Super Man. His favorite singer was Elvis Presley. Elvis and Tommy were born on the same date, Jan. 8. (to Tommy, he and Elvis were brothers).
“Tom -Tom”, your family and friends truly miss you.
Interment will be at Cherryville City Cemetery, Cherryville, N.C., next to our Mother.
There will be no service or memorial due to COVID-19.
Wilkerson Funeral Home served the family of Mr. Whitely.
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Aura Ann McGinnis

CHERRYVILLE – Mrs. Aura Ann McGinnis, 90, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 at Atrium Health – Lincoln.
Mrs. McGinnis was born in Gaston County, N.C., on June 23, 1931, daughter of the late Forest Davis and Mable Brown Davis. She retired after 28 years of service with Carolina Freight Carriers Corporation in Cherryville. Mrs. McGinnis was a member of First United Methodist Church in Cherryville.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hilbert “Deed” McGinnis, and a brother, Bob Davis.
Survivors include a son, Joel McGinnis and wife Cheryl; a brother, Jack Davis and wife, Helen all of Cherryville; special friend who was like a daughter, Leann Nguyen and her children, who were like grandchildren, Gary, Jason and Steven Quach; a nephew, John Davis of York, PA, and several cousins. Also, special friends, Richard and Gayla Kerley and Steve Wilson.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021 at First United Methodist Church with Pastor Zack Christy officiating.
Burial followed the service at City Memorial Cemetery in Cherryville.
Memorials may be made to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, Northampton, MA, 01061-0515.
A guest register is available at www.stameycherryvillefuneralhome.com.
Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service served the family of Mrs. McGinnis.
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Mike Perham  

CHERRYVILLE – Michael “Mike” Craig Perham, 72, of Requa Rd., passed away Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born March 21, 1949, in Waterloo Iowa to the late Richard Melvin and Aurilla Phyllis Parkes Perham.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his Shih Tzu, Sassy.
Mike was a Vietnam veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Mike was a simple man who lived a simple life, but had a heart of gold.
Survivors include his loving partner of 27 years, Edith Robeta Bell; his Cocker Spaniel, Chloe; several children and stepchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, sisters, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Services will be private.
Condolences may be made to www.carpentersfuneralhome.net.
Carpenter’s Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family of Mr. Perham.
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Ann Self Sigmon

OLD FORT – Ann Self Sigmon, 73, of Old Fort, formerly of Lincolnton, passed away Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, at her residence into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior. She was born April 14, 1948, in Lincoln County to the late Robert and Fleta Boggs Harrill. Ann was a member of Cross Memorial Baptist Church. She was the founder and owner for 40 years of Carolina’s Independent Trucker’s Services, Inc.
Ann enjoyed gardening and all the beautiful flowers. She had a servant’s heart and was always helping others. Ann lived the life of a Proverb’s 31 Woman: 1.) She was more precious than jewels to all who knew her, especially her family. The Lord used Ann to bring healing to her blended family. She was a peacemaker and loved everyone as her own. 2.) She was a good wife. Her husband knew that she was trustworthy and faithful. Ann enriched his life, being a comfort and an encouragement to him. She brought him much joy and love all the days of their life together. 3.) She was a homemaker. Ann took excellent care of her home and family. Every holiday, birthday, or special event was a celebration of family, fun and good food. 4.) She was charitable. Ann was generous. She shared what she had from her abundance, giving money to the less fortunate or those in need, giving of her time and talents to benefit others. Ann was always ready to help anyone when she saw they had a need, never expecting anything back in return. 5.) She was prepared for the future. A Proverbs 31 Woman rejoices over the future because she makes sure that her family is ready for it. Ann was a picture of God’s grace and love as she walked through her battle with cancer, understanding that the battle was the Lord’s and not hers. Ann pressed in with the Lord and His Word, constantly reminding her family and friends, that God was in control and she trusted Him. Ann stated many times that she was prepared to meet her Savior and go to heaven. Ann was confident and secure in her position in Christ. She was clothed in kindness, truth, beauty and grace. She is praised because of her steadfast and worshipful fear of the Lord. Her family truly rises up and calls her blessed.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Eddie Don Self.
Survivors include her husband, Bill Sigmon; daughter, Stacie Self; sister, Linda Harrill Rudisill (Ken); stepchildren, Tina Grindstaff (Barry), Tami Waters (Mickey), Billy Sigmon (Debra), and Joey Sigmon (Aleshia); grandchildren, Chelsea Comadoll (Lucas), Chandler Grindstaff (Taylor), Chad Grindstaff, Jordi Mayes (Hal), Graci Schultz, Breanna Sigmon, Garrett Sigmon, and Brooklyn Woody (Garrett); great-grandchildren, Hartley, Boone, Wilder, and Logan Mayes and Kiara and Gavin Woody; BBFFC; and the girls at Carolina’s Independent Trucker’s Services, Inc.
A memorial service was held Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, at 1 p.m., at Cross Memorial Baptist Church in Marion with Pastor Ryan Bennett and Rev. Richard Anderson officiating. Burial was private.
Memorials may be made to Cross Memorial Baptist Church, 15 Cross Memorial Baptist Church Loop, Marion, NC, 28752.
Condolences may be made to www.carpenterporter.com.
Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services served the family of Mrs. Sigmon.
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Dr. James Calderbank

ASHEVILLE – Dr. James B. Calderbank, 74, my sweet husband of 27 years died peacefully on Sept. 24, 2021. He ended his journey at the John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center in Asheville after a four-month illness. He was born in Greenwich, CT, to the late John Jacob Birrell Calderbank and the late Luise Helene Meyer Calderbank.
Jim had a way with words that I don’t possess and as I was struggling to find the right words, I thought, “I wish he were here to polish and rewrite this.” It would take much more than a few sentences to express how special he was to me and all our family and friends. He was a kind, compassionate physician in private practice in Internal Medicine for nine years, followed by Emergency Room Trauma Care. He completed a second Residency in Anesthesia and worked 22 years as an Anesthesiologist. He retired in 2016 from Mission/St Joseph’s Hospital in Asheville, NC. He enjoyed tinkering with toys, was an avid birder, loved riding motorcycles and was an experienced radio-controlled model pilot. We enjoyed many cross-country motorcycle trips together and many trips to beautiful places to photograph and watch wildlife. He possessed one of the most amazing brains, with the ability to analyze and comprehend beyond my imagination. Jim completed his sacred and precious journey to Heaven surrounded by God’s saving grace and love in Jesus. I will miss him terribly, but he left behind many cherished memories of our life together. He will also be greatly missed by our poodle, Helton.
Jim is survived by myself, Sandra Mauney Calderbank, also known as Sandy Gram to the grandchildren; his son, Doug (Keri); his daughter, Jen (Scott); brothers, John (Nancy), and Dave (Judy); and niece and nephew, Lizbeth and John. He was Grampy Jim to Ian, Ella, Quinn and Anna.
A Memorial service for family and friends, led by Dr. Michael Hester, will be held at Sabbath Rest Farm, 152 Edna Roberts Dr., Alexander, NC, 28701, on Oct. 17, 2021, at 3 p.m.
Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 in the Black Family section of the Cherryville City Cemetery, Cherryville, NC, led by Pastor Adam Guice.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hillsdale College.
Condolences may be made to www.carpenterporter.com.
Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family of Dr. Calderbank.
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Christine Wells

KINGS MOUNTAIN – Virginia “Christine” Owens Wells, 77, of Dick Elam Rd., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021 at her residence.
She was born Sept. 19, 1944 in Lincoln County to the late James Norman and Laler Ware Owens. She was a 1962 graduate of Tryon High School. Christine enjoyed gardening and reading. She was an excellent cook and loved to take care of her boys and her family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Caroline Wells; and brother, Carl Owens.
Survivors include her four sons, Tom Wells and wife, Betsy; Carl Wells and wife, Susie; Chris Wells, and Matt Wells; grandchildren, Krystal Wells, John Wells, and Carla Wells; great-grandson, Jacob Wells; siblings, Daniel Owens and wife, Helen, and Ann Mitchem and husband, John; aunts, Hazel Reynolds, Shirley Deaton-Cobb, and Ruby Early; special niece, Heather Weatherford, and numerous other nieces and nephews.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 at Carpenter – Porter Funeral & Cremation Ser-vices. 
Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021 at 2 p.m., at Carpenter – Porter Funeral Home with Pastor Robert Lam-phier and Pastor Randy Short officiating. Burial followed at Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Condolences may be made to www.carpenterporter.com.
Carpenter – Porter Funeral & Cremation Services served the family of Mrs. Wells.
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Jr. Lail

CHERRYVILLE – Jr. Lail, 82, of West Academy St., passed away Friday, Sept. 17, 2021 at his residence, surrounded by his family. He was born Cletus Sylvestus Lail, Jr., on Aug. 14, 1939 in Gaston County to the late Cletus Sylvestus Sr. and Leona Mae Reynolds Lail.
Jr. was an avid hunter and fisherman. Many people in town enjoyed the frequent fish fry’s at his home. He loved his wife, children, and grandchildren. Jr. was an adopted “father” and “pawpaw” to many who knew him.
He was survived by his loving wife of 63 years Carolyn Slaughter Lail; three children, Penny Orozco, Cramer Lail and wife Patricia, and Mary Jane Ehlers; brother, Bruce Lail; sister, Peggy Owens; eight (8) grandchildren, Keith Blanton, Star Kaylor, Brandy Burns, Carol Payne, Michelle Sherlin, Christopher Lail, Sarah Sigmon, and Cory Ehlers; 12 great-grandchildren: Michael Blanton, Emily Watts, Kyra Jane Kaylor, Kayleigh Mae Meredith, Mathew Meredith, Jr., Makayla Shippy, William Ellis, Zoey Conner, James Sherlin, Gabriel Sherlin, Hunter Lail, and Jacob Sigmon; and one great-great-grandchild on the way.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Roy Lail; and five (5) sisters, Shirley Brittain, Mary Mauldin, Annie Rash, Faye Kirkpatrick, and Terry Slaughter.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021 at Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services.
Funeral services were held at 12 noon, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021 at the funeral home with Rev. Ricky Sigmon officiating.
Interment followed at City Memorial Cemetery.
Condolences may be made to www.carpenterporter.com.
Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services served the family of Mr. Lail.
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Mike Pittillo  

BESSEMER CITY – Michael “Mike” Leroy Pittillo, 68, of Mauney Rd., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. He was born Aug. 23, 1953, in Burke County, to the late Hoyt Lee Pittillo and the late Essie Jean Lee Pittillo-Clay.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Sam Pittillo, and a niece, Jessica Pittillo.
Mike was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He enjoyed studying his Bible and volunteered at Jesus Servant Ministries of Cherryville. Mike was a ‘jack-of-all-trades’ and could fix anything. He also enjoyed helping people. If someone needed anything, he would help them. He definitely had a servant’s heart.
Survivors include his brother, Steve Pittillo and wife Robyn; stepmother, Jean Pittillo; nephew, Chuck Pitillo; and niece, Samantha Davis. 
A Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021 at Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services with Rev. Randy Heffner officiating.
He will be buried at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain, N.C., at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Jesus Servant Ministries, 108 North Mountain St., Cherryville, NC, 28021.
Condolences may be made to www.carpentersfuneralhome.net.
Carpenter – Porter Funeral aånd Cremation Services is serving the family of Mr. Pittillo.
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Perry Jones

SHELBY – Harold Perry Jones, 66, of Shelby, passed away Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 at Atrium Health Cleveland. He was born Dec. 3, 1954 in Cleveland County to the late Howard Dean and Vera Lee Laws Jones. Perry was a 1973 graduate of Cherryville High School where he was an exceptional football player. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He retired from truck driving where he worked for 28 years with his brother, Mike, as a FedEx contractor. Perry loved Classic Rock and Oldies music and watching movies. He enjoyed going to Gatlinburg and spending time with his family. He was a people person and cherished time spent with family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Josh Jones.
Survivors include his son, Austin Brent Jones of Shelby; daughter, Amber (Jones) Rauch and husband, Dale, of Gastonia; brothers, Don Jones and wife, Markie, Dee Jones and wife, Susan, and Mike Jones and wife, Barbara; and nephews and nieces, Scott, Jeff, David, Angie, Mark, Deana, Shane and Steve.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021 at 11 a.m., at Carpenter – Porter Funeral & Cremation Services with Rev. Mike Ivey of West Cramerton Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. The family will greet friends immediately following the service.
Memorials may be made to Parkinson’s Foundation at www.parkinson.org.
Condolences may be made to www.carpenterporter.com
Carpenter – Porter Funeral & Cremation Services is serving the family of Mr. Jones.
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Patricia Payne Eaker

CHERRYVILLE – Patricia Payne Eaker, 79, of Cherryville, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2021, at her home. She left us peacefully, surrounded by family.
She was born Patricia Sue Payne Oct. 30, 1941, in Salisbury, N.C., the daughter of the late Loris Beam Payne Vernon and the late William Carl Payne. Patricia (Pat) was married 61 adventurous years to Guy Howard Eaker, Sr.
Pat was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Cherryville, N.C. She was a devoted wife, an amazing mother, grandmother, and a trusted friend. Pat was a fabulous cook and the most selfless, sweetest person anyone would be blessed to know. Her love, sense of humor, and dedication to the Lord and her family was obvious to all who knew or met her. She will be greatly missed.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Guy H. Eaker, Sr.; her son, Guy H. Eaker, Jr., of Cornelius, N.C.; her daughter, Carla Eaker Truluck of Charlotte, N.C.; her grandchildren, Guy H. Eaker, III; and Caroline Eaker Perry; great-grandchildren: Noah, Apollo and Josie; her half-sister, Rebecca Phillips of Hickory, N.C., and her grand-dog, Courtney Truluck, whom she absolutely adored. She was preceded in death by her brother, Jerry Payne, and her half-brother, Bobby Vernon.
A private family service will be held soon. The family would like to extend special thanks to caregivers, family and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The First United Methodist Church, 601 North Pink St., Cherryville, N.C., 28021, or the charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be made to the family at carpenterporter.com.
Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family of Mrs. Eaker.
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Elizabeth Shull

CHERRYVILLE – Illa Elizabeth “Lib” Simpson Shull, 83, of West Church St., passed away Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021 at Atrium – Cleveland. She was born Sept. 14, 1937, in Lincoln County to the late John and Brite Elizabeth White Simpson.
Lib was an amazing woman who cared tremendously about her family and friends. She always thought of others before herself. Her world revolved around her grandchildren whom she adored dearly. A few things that she enjoyed included cooking, getting her hair done at the beauty salon, and shopping.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Kenneth Shull, Sr.; daughter, Brenda Kay Shull; brothers, Ralph, Cone, Max, Jerry, Forrest, and Ken Simpson; and sisters, Edna Simpson Fourshee, and Annalee Simpson Moody.
Left to cherish her memory is her daughter Cathy Ann Shull; son, Jerry Kenneth Shull Jr. (Roxanne Reynolds); grandchildren, Elizabeth Shull (Quinton Hollar), Johnny Reynolds Jr.; Bayleigh Smith; great-grandchildren, Dominic Reynolds, and Dimaggio Reynolds; and great-great grandchildren, Braylon Reynolds, and Amilya Howze.
Services are private.
Condolences may be made to www.carpentersfuneralhome.net.
Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Service served the family of Mrs. Shull.
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Sherie Harrelson

CHERRYVILLE – Mrs. Sherie Robinson Harrelson, 58, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021 at Atrium Health – Cleveland in Shelby.
Sherie was born in Burke County, NC, on Nov. 29, 1962, a daughter of Terrell Robinson of Lincolnton and the late Audrey Presslar Robinson. She worked at FleetNet America in Cherryville and most recently worked for Ansafone Answering Service. Sherie was a member of First United Methodist Church in Cherryville.
In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Teresa Kincaid, and husband, Ronald and a brother, Scott Robinson.
Survivors include her husband of five years, Curtis Wade Harrelson of the home; a brother, Michael Robinson and wife Betty of Lincolnton; mother-in-law, Clarice Harrelson of Cherryville; a sister-in-law, Jodie Raybould; and husband, Adrian of Marietta, GA; a number of nieces and nephews and also her fur babies, Daisy, Belle, Turner and Tucker.
Visitation was from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021 at First United Methodist Church in Cherryville.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021 at First United Methodist Church with Pastor Zack Christy officiating.
Burial was in City Memorial Cemetery in Cherryville.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 601 N. Pink St., Cherryville, NC, 28021.
A guest register is available at www.stameycherryvillefuneralhome.com.
Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service served the family of Mrs. Harrelson.
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Cecile Bridges 

LAWNDALE – Cecile Pitchford Bridges, 91, of Mauney Rd., Lawndale, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021 at Peak Resources, Cherryville. She was born Jan. 2, 1930 in Hall County, GA., to the late Ed and Maude Couch Pitchford. Cecile was a member of Plainsview Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking and shopping. She was a talented pianist and especially loved playing hymns. Cecile adored her family and cherished her time spent with them.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Bill Bridges; and brothers, Dennis and Arvis Pitchford.
Left to cherish her memory are her son, Curt Bridges (Grace); daughter, Renee Kearney (John); brother-in-law, Bob Bridges; sister-in-law, Libby Lynn (Carroll); grandchildren, Zachary Bridges, Alan Bridges, Jason Owens (Cathy), and Tim Owens (Ashley); and great-grandchildren, Dakota, Bethany, Will, Jackson, and Bailey.
Mrs. Bridges’ family would like to thank her special caregiver, Patty Stroud, for her dedication to Mrs. Bridges.
A graveside service was held at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 27, 2021 at Cherryville City Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Wayne Key officiating.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be made to www.carpenterporter.com.
Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Service served the family of Mrs. Bridges.
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Deanna Breakfield 

CHERRYVILLE – Deanna Lynn Frazier Breakfield, 72, of Fitzhugh St., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021 at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 28, 1949 in Gaston County to the late Carl Thomas and Martha Christine Miller Frazier.
Deanna was a faithful Christian and loved God and her family above everything. She devoted her life to helping others, even above herself. She volunteered most of her time to providing food, transportation and other essentials to those who were unable to provide for themselves. Every year, she worked with Hospice and Dialysis centers to provide Christmas gifts and food to the children of their patients. No matter how tired she was, she always made sure the kids had Christmas. She was one of the key organizers of the Dallas Toy Run each year, which provided toys to underprivileged children in the area. She leaves a legacy that will be hard to fill. She loved her church, Safe Harbor Community Church of Kings Mountain.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Morgan Breakfield; and son, Woodrow Clifford Breakfield.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Kendrick “Ken” Breakfield and wife, Anne Marie; Thomas Alan Breakfield and wife, Mollie; and Melissa Sutherland and husband, Jeff; daughter-in-law, Dawn Dorn and husband, Lee; brothers, Johnny Frazier, and Mark Frazier; sisters, Ann Laws and husband, Larry; Faith Nagel and husband, Jeff; Delores Coleman and husband, Bill; and Debbie Heath and husband, Doug; special friend and caregiver, Penny Chastain; grandchildren, Alan Breakfield and wife, Haley; Mandy Breakfield, Luke Breakfield and wife, Logan; Dustin Breakfield, Abbey Falls and husband, Austin; Noah Breakfield and Ashley Williams, Brandon Bell and wife, Madison; Morgan Bell, Trey Sutherland, Ryan Sutherland; and great-grandchildren, Carly, Gracie, Kyle, Kassieanna, Serenity, Brantly, Easton, and James.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021 at City Memorial Cemetery with Pastor Doug Clubb and Pastor Aaron Corson officiating.
Memorials may be made to By My Spirit Ministries, P.O. Box 4875 Mooresville, NC, 28117.
Condolences may be made to www.carpenterporter.com.
Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services served the family of Mrs. Breakfield.
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David Barry Woods

KINGS MOUNTAIN – Mr. David Barry Woods, 80, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021 at Atrium Health – Cleveland in Shelby.
David was born in Lincoln County, NC, on July 10, 1941, a son of the late Coley Woods and Margaret Sisk Woods. He was employed by Cherry Motors in the parts department and retired from the City of Cherryville as a lab tech with the waste water treatment plant.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Scott and Doug Woods.
Survivors include two daughters, Trina Dellinger and husband, Jack of Shelby, and Tiffini Molesky and husband, Greg of Charlotte; two grandchildren, Philip and Katelyn Molesky; two sisters, Phyllis “Peewee” Bumgardner, and Jane Arrowood and husband, Dennis, all of Cherryville.
A private graveside service was held at St. Paul United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Lail officiating.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Edwin Dalton, 2522 New Prospect Church Rd., Shelby, NC, 28150.
A guest register is available at www.stameycherryvillefuneralhome.com.
Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service served the family of Mr. Woods.
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Vickey Davis Newton

CHERRYVILLE – Mrs. Vickey Diane Davis Newton, 56, passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 2, 2021 at her residence.
Vickey was born in Lincoln County, NC, on Nov. 11, 1964, a daughter of Susan Carswell Davis of Lawndale and the late Larry Joe “Joey” Davis. She was employed for 12 years for the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department and then 17 years for the Department of Corrections. Vickey was a member of David’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Lawndale.
In addition to her mother, survivors include her husband, Jeff Newton, of the home; a step-daughter, Amanda Newton Parton and husband Blayne, of Bryson City; a step-son, Lee Newton and wife Jessica, of Shelby; a brother, Joel Davis, of Lincolnton; and five grandchildren, Waya, Bryce, Brooklyn and Molly Parton, and Sophia Newton.
A memorial service was held at 6 p.m., on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021 at Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Johnny Norton officiating.
The family greeted friends following the service.
Burial was private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lupus Foundation of American, North Carolina Chapter, Inc., 4530 Park Rd., Suite 302, Charlotte, NC, 28209.
A guest register is available at www.stameycherryvillefuneralhome.com.
Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service served the family of Mrs. Newton.
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Debra Ann Matheson

KINGS MOUNTAIN – Debra Ann Flowers Matheson, 67, of Raven Dr., Kings Mountain, passed away Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021 at Atrium Health, Cleveland. She was born June 24, 1954 in Gaston County to the late James Alan “Bud” Flowers and Mary Lee Mauney Flowers.
Debbie was a member of Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Cherryville High School. She retired from Eaton in 2018. Debbie enjoyed going to the beach and camping at Steele Creek with her family. She was a caregiver and had a desire to care for others. She will be remembered for her sweet smile. Debbie had a tight bond with her sisters and loved her kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Harold Eugene Matheson; son, Robie Matheson, and her granddaughter, Addison Carpenter.
She is survived by her daughter, Cindy Bridges (Rodney) of Kings Mountain; grandchildren, Lane Carpenter and wife, Alexandra, Stephanie Carpenter and fiancé, Dylan Cook; two great-grandchildren, Berkley and Jackson; and siblings, Janice Barker and husband, Roy, Sandy Lynn and husband, Lee, and Donna Hall.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021 at Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church with Rev. Greg Neely officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Her family receive friends from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., prior to the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children.
Condolences may be made to www.carpentersfuneralhome.net.
Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services served the family of Mrs. Matheson.
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Jewell Huffsteter

LINCOLNTON – Mrs. Jewell Cooper Huffstetler, 79, passed away on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at her residence.
Mrs. Huffstetler was born on Nov. 6, 1941 in Cleveland County, NC, a daughter of the late Landrum Audie Cooper and Fannie Lee Boles Cooper. She retired from Lincoln County Hospital as a Registered Nurse and then worked for Dr. George Bradley in Cherryville. Mrs. Huffstetler was a member of Laboratory United Methodist Church in Lincolnton where she was a lay speaker and Sunday school teacher for the Ladies class.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dan Huffstetler; the father of her children, Farrell Sain; and three brothers, Bill “Toots” Cooper, Landrum Tommy Cooper, and Newell “Gerald” Cooper.
Survivors include a daughter, Melinda Williams and husband, Terry of Lincolnton; a son, Mark Sain and wife, Kim of Cherryville; a brother, Dwight Cooper, of Shelby; special friend, Wayne Ellis, of Lincolnton; three grandchildren, Ronnie Sain, Sonia Sain, and Brick Williams; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation was on Sunday, July 25, 2021 from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m., at Laboratory United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., at Laboratory United Methodist Church in Lincolnton with Pastor Amy Lambert and Darius Curry officiating.
Burial followed the service in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Laboratory United Methodist Church.
A guest register is available at www.stameycherryvillefuneralhome.com.
Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service served the family of Mrs. Huffstetler.
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Joan Anthony Auton

CROUSE – Mrs. Joan Anthony Auton, 88, of Gaston Webbs Chapel Rd., passed away Friday, Aug. 13, 2021 at her residence in Crouse.  Joan Auton was born on July 5, 1933 in Lincoln County, NC, a daughter of the late Elizabeth Clark Anthony and Doris Craft Anthony. Joan retired from Vermont America in Lincolnton, NC. She was a member of Crouse United Methodist Church and the Methodist Women’s Circle. She was also a member of Cherryville American Legion Unit 100 Ladies Auxiliary. Joan was an excellent cook and baker. She was always trying new recipes.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Auton Sr., “Charlie”; an infant brother; and sisters, Reba Ford, formerly of Crouse, and Cornelia Moss, formerly of Cherryville.
Survivors include her son, Charles E. Auton Jr., “Chucky”; grandson, Charles E. Auton, III, “Chip” and wife, Casey; great-grandchildren, Cayleigh and Cambrey Auton, which were very dear to her heart; and special friend and caregiver, Faye Heavner.
Mrs. Auton lay-in-state Monday, Aug. 16, 2021 from 5 to 7 p.m., at Carpenter – Porter Funeral & Cremation Services.
Private funeral services were held at Crouse United Methodist Church. Burial followed at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Crouse UMC, 3311 Crouse School Rd., Crouse, NC, 28033; or Lincolnton Hospice, 900 Dontia Dr., Lincolnton, NC, 28092.
Condolences may be made to www.carpenterporter.com.
Carpenter – Porter Funeral & Cremation Services served the family of Mrs. Auton.
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Jan Summer

AUSTIN, TX – On June 25, 2021 Eva Janice Summer escaped the bodily restraints that had been so at odds with her adventurous and spirited nature, free to soar again. Jan was born Feb. 13, 1944 in Cherryville, N.C., but spent the rest of her life exploring the many worlds and adventures that life presented.
A brilliant lawyer, faithful friend, loving partner and loyal family member, Jan lived her life joyfully, responsibly and with humility. Her home, whether in Austin, Houston or in the mountains of North Carolina, was full of good food, music, arts and crafts, acceptance and joy. And, of course, at least one spoiled cat. From a family of builders, she seemed happiest when the smell of sawdust was in the air. It was not unusual to find Jan designing and overseeing home construction or renovation projects all resulting in colorful and imaginative dwellings.
A graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of Texas Law School, Jan spent the majority of her career in public service. She first worked in the office of North Carolina Governor Terry Sanford, joining his initiative to improve public education. The opportunity to work with this dynamic, reform-minded leader had a lasting influence on Jan’s future involvement in politics and public service.
After law school, Jan served as law clerk to Chief Justice Joe Greenhill, of the Supreme Court of Texas. She began her real estate practice with the law firm of Daugherty, Kuperman, Golden & Morehead in Austin. Her private practice was followed by several years with the University of Texas Office of General Counsel where her real estate skills proved invaluable in negotiating leases and managing University properties across Texas.
In 1993 Jan became the founding director of The Center for Public Pol¬icy Dispute Resolution at the University of Texas School of Law. There she mentored community leaders, aspiring arbitrators and elected officials in their roles as facilitators for consensus. She served in that capacity for 17 years, retiring in 2010.
As a founding member of the Center for Women in law at UT, Jan played an important role in providing scholarships for aspiring young women law students. She was a contributing member of Leadership Austin and of the Women’s Political Caucus. Jan was elected by her peers to the Board of the Austin Bar Association, where she served with distinction.
Jan’s world travels started with her mother and her insatiable wanderlust continued throughout her life. Many friends and family members still enjoy sharing tales of their numerous travel adventures at home and abroad with Jan.
After her retirement, Jan’s love of handmade objects led her to enroll in many classes at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. She studied wood shop and drawing, but her favorite craft, working with clay, became a big part of her life. Many lucky friends hold dear the colorful and beautiful objects she created.
We wish to express our gratitude to Pin Oak Caregivers who sent Remi, Oby, Trevana and Elizabeth to care tenderly for Jan as Alzheimer’s took her voice and physical agility. Hospice Plus provided her compassionate nurses, Shon and Marion.
She leaves behind three brothers of Cherryville, N.C.; Larry, Garry, and Oren Summer, and their wives, nieces and nephews, two godsons, many dear friends from across the country, and her loving wife, Kay Little, of Houston.
Memorial contributions in Jan’s memory may be made to:
Ann Richards School Foundation, 2309 Panther Trail, Austin, Texas, 78704 (Annrichardsschool.org); or Travis Audubon – Chaetura Canyon, 3710 Cedar St., Box 5, Austin, TX, 78705 (Travisaudubon.org); or Penland School of Crafts (Penland.org).
The family will gather at a later date to celebrate Jan’s life.
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Guy Wallace

GASTONIA – Guy Andrew Wallace passed away on Monday, July 19, 2021 at Covenant Village, Gastonia, with his family surrounding him in love. He battled Parkinson’s Disease with related dementia for a number of years.
Guy was born Jan. 25, 1943, in Lincoln County. His parents were the late Charles and Rena Wallace of Cherryville. He graduated from Lenoir – Rhyne University. He spent two years in the U.S. Army and served with the Top Security Unit of Headquarters Company, Fort Myer, VA, stationed in The Pentagon, Washington, DC. He spent the next 30 years as an accountant for Public Service Co. of NC, now Dominion Energy in Gastonia.
Guy attended West Avenue Presbyterian Church, Gastonia, for 53 years until it closed in 2018. He then found a church home at First Presbyterian Church of Belmont. He was a very committed Christian who served his church as Elder, Deacon, Treasurer, Youth Leader, and on a number of committees in the church and with The Presbytery of Western NC.
He was an unassuming man who loved to work in his yard and on the family farms. Guy volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, Crisis Assistance Ministry, United Way and was dedicated to the Red Cross Blood donor program, giving over 17 gallons of blood. He was an ardent collector of items such as seashells, coins, and stamps as well as other eclectic items. He came to enjoy Western Square Dancing with the many friends he made and many square dance travels. After retirement, Guy and his wife traveled in the US and in foreign countries. He was a faithful participant in Rock Steady Boxing for Parkinson’s Disease.
Guy is survived by his wife of 56 years, Paula Hastings Wallace; son, Alec Wallace (Tammy) of Gastonia; and daughter, Sonya Snowdon (Warren) of Charlotte; grandchildren: William Wallace and Ava, Cooper and Marley Snowdon; brother, Forrest Wallace (Sandra) of Cherryville; sister, Patricia Wofford (Kenneth) of Newton; sister-in-law, Sylvia Sellers (Charles) of Gastonia; and nieces, the Rev. Lou Ann Sellers (Thomas Herwig), Nancy Roberts (David), Jeleta Auten (Mike), Landis Taylor (Gabe) and their children.
A special thank you is extended to Rachel Brown and the Hospice providers of Lincoln County, as well as the caring staff at Covenant Village.
A memorial service was held at First Presbyterian Church of Belmont with the Rev’s. Sam Warner and Daria Ragan on Sunday, July 25 at 3 p.m. The family received friends one hour before the service in the church Gathering Area. Burial was private in the Carpenter – Wise cemetery at the family farm on Aderholdt Rd., Lincolnton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, 7845 Little Ave., Charlotte, NC, 28226; The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, NY, NY, 10163; or to The First Presbyterian Church of Belmont, 102 S. Central Ave., Belmont, NC, 28012.
A Simple Service Burial and Cremation of Gastonia served the Wallace family.
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Bobby Wylie

CHERRYVILLE – Mr. Bobby Wylie, 74, passed away on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at Atrium Health – Lincoln.
Bobby was born on Aug. 29, 1946 in Gaston County, N.C., a son of the late Forest Franklin Wylie and Macary Lou Smith Wylie. He was employed with the City of Cherryville in the Public Works Department for over 33 years. He attended Hebron United Methodist Church in Vale.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Barbara Canipe Wylie of the home; two daughters, Robin Mitchem and husband, Carrol; Sha Parsons and husband, David, all of Vale; a son, Joe Craig and Renee Micco of Lenoir; a sister, Terry Ann Mathis of Crouse; four grandchildren, Nikki Hull (Jeremy) of Vale; John David Parsons (Ashley) of Statesville; Adam Parsons (Kristen) of Lincolnton; and Rebecca Landers (Ezekiel) of Hamilton, AL; four great-grandchildren, EmmaKate Hull, Ellie Hull, Grayson Parsons and Banner Parsons.
Visitation was on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m., at Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Johnny Norton officiating.
Burial followed the service at City Memorial Cemetery in Cherryville.
Memorials may be made to Hebron United Methodist Church, 8121 South Hebron Church Rd., Vale, NC, 28168.
A guest register is available at www.stameycherryvillefuneralhome.com.
Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service served the family of Mr. Wylie.
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Gerald Veeder

CHERRYVILLE – Gerald Lorrel Veeder, 89, of Kenwood Ave., formerly of Roy Eaker Rd., died Saturday, July 10, 2021 at Atrium Health, Lincoln.
He was born Feb. 9, 1932 in McKenzie Co., N.D., to the late Rev. Benjamin Herbert and Rena Rolfsrud Veeder.  Gerald was a longtime active member of First Wesleyan Church where he formerly served as Treasurer and on the Church Board. He is a veteran of the United States Army.  Gerald grew up in North Dakota. While attending college in Indiana, he met the love of his life, Nancy McGinnis.  They moved backed to her hometown of Cherryville, N.C., where they lived and raised their family. Gerald was employed for 32 years with Carolina Freight. He was an avid reader, especially of Zane Grey novels. He was a fan of Tony Bennett music and Atlanta Braves Baseball.  Gerald enjoyed traveling and visited many locations including Norway, Alaska, Hawaii, and numerous trips out west. He was a lover of knowledge and had a memory that never failed. He was loved by all who knew him and was the definition of a good, Godly man.        
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Nancy McGinnis Veeder.
Survivors include his daughters, Pamela Maze (Chris) of Richmond, VA, and Teresa Agner (Doug) of Cherryville; grandchildren, Caitlyn Maze, Luke Maze (Michelle Tankesley), Lauren Maze, Brooke Christian (Clayton), and Ben Agner (Mary Kate Lane) and Betsy Agner (Aaron Putnam); great-grandchildren, Harper Christian, Ellie Christian, Elizabeth Agner, and Aubrey Putnam; brother, Rev. Benjamin D. Veeder of Lenore, ID; and double first cousins, David Veeder (Linnea) and Rose Veeder.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 16, 2021 at 4 p.m., at First Wesleyan Church with Rev. Mark B. Poe officiating. Burial will follow at City Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m., at the church prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to First Wesleyan Church, 800 N. Pink St., Cherryville, NC, 28021, or to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Condolences may be made to www.carpentersfuneralhome.net.
Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family of Mr. Veeder.
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Jack Stephenson

CHERRYVILLE – John “Jack” Stephenson, 95, of Jane St., passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at Testa Family Hospice House. He was born in Seattle, WA, Aug. 2, 1925. His parents were Charles and Nellie Stephenson. He was preceded in death by a brother, Dick Stephenson, a sister, Pat Elder, and a son, John W. Stephenson, Jr. 
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Mary Etta Stephenson; a daughter, Janice Myers of Poison, MT; two sons, Gary Stephenson of Huntington, CA, and Rick Stephenson of Poison, MT; two stepdaughters, Lauren Nearing (Guy) of Shorewood, IL, and Robin Jones (Bill) of Scammon, KS; two stepsons, David Crane (Renee) and Stephen Crane (Kim) of Cherryville. He had nine grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.
Jack served in the United States Coast Guard during WWII, 1943 – 1946, in the Pacific. Jack’s professional career was in the trucking industry, and his work led him ultimately to live in the Cherryville, NC, area where he worked for Carolina Freight Carriers. He retired from CFCC as Vice-President of Human Resources.
Jack was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church of Cherryville, serving on various committees and teaching a men’s Bible class.
Jack was an avid golfer. In his later years he was a member of the Cleveland County Men’s Golf Association and served as secretary. His most memorable round of golf was played with Arnold Palmer after winning the opportunity in a lottery.
A Celebration of Life Service was held at 11 a.m., Monday, July 12, 2021 at First United Methodist Church of Cherryville. Visitation occurred from 9:45 to 10:45 p.m., prior to the service. A private graveside committal preceded the hour of visitation.
Memorial gifts may be made to First United Methodist Church of Cherryville, Hospice of Cleveland County, or Calvary Road Ministries at calveryroadministries.com. 
Condolences may be made to www.carpentersfuneralhome.net.
Carpenter-Porter Funeral and Cremation Services served the family of Mr. Stephenson. 
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Carl C. “Boozie” Dellinger

CHERRYVILLE – Carl C. “Boozie” Dellinger, 86, of Tot Dellinger Rd., passed away Friday, July 9, 2021 at his home. He was born Dec. 11, 1934 in Gaston County to the late Blair and Elsie Hoyle Dellinger. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
“Boozie” attended Wake Forest University and spent his career as a Supervisor with Carolina Freight. He was the President and Crier for the Cherryville New Year’s Shooters, Inc. He was an avid sports fan and major supporter of Little League. “Boozie” was also an excellent farmer and specialized in growing strawberries. He had a green thumb and could make anything grow. He enjoyed reading and was a history buff. “Boozie” was well-known for his sense of humor and his one-liners that could always get you laughing. He was a great man who will be deeply missed by his family and his community.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rachel Travis Dellinger; brother, Hoyle Dellinger; sister, Dora Ellen Eaker; and granddaughter-in-law, Beverly Walls.
He is survived by his children, Becky Walls and husband, Ronnie of Cherryville, and Mike “Little Booze” Dellinger and Nicole Blaylock of Cherryville; grandchildren, Carly Dellinger, Chesley Walls and wife, Crystal, Travis Walls and wife, Whitney, Angie Anthony and husband, Wes, and Abby Brown and husband, Marcus; great-grandchildren, Katie Walls, Brent Walls, Lane Walker, Alli Anthony, Lawson Walls, Myles Brown, Alex Anthony and Silas Dellinger-Jenkins; and sister-in-law, Joyce Dellinger. The family would like to extend a special thanks to his caregivers, Thelma Sims, Lisa McGowan, Wendy Hallman, and Charlie Lavery.
A funeral service was held Sunday, July 11, 2021 at 4 p.m., at First Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Vince Hefner and Rev. Jerry Lail officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. The family receive friends Sunday from 1:30 until 3:45 p.m., prior to the service in the First Baptist Church’s COC.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 900 Dontia Dr, Lincolnton, NC, 28092, and First Baptist Church, 301 E. First St., Cherryville, NC, 28021.
Condolences may be made to www.carpentersfuneralhome.net.
Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services served the family of Mr. Dellinger.
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Wayne Jenks

CHERRYVILLE – Mr. William Wayne Jenks, 63, went to be with Jesus on Thursday, June 24, 2021.
Wayne was born on Aug. 3, 1957 in Lincoln County, a son of the late Bobby Gene Jenks and Sarah Childers Jenks. He attended West Lincoln High School where he played football, basketball and baseball and was voted “most athletic” his senior year. During these years and following he also played on several softball leagues. Wayne was very active in sports and enjoyed hunting as well.
He began working for NASCAR in 1980 and worked 20 years with Travis Carter and several other teams. He was the “jackman” and transport hauler. Wayne was one of the top four jackmen in NASCAR at the time. He then went to work at Southeastern Motor Freight where he retired. His next adventure would be a new business, Jenks Lawn Care, along with his nephew Alex Jenks. He was member of Cooksville Masonic Lodge #502 A.F. & A. M., the York Rite, Oasis Shriners, and a member of the Lincoln County Shrine Club. Wayne was a faithful member of North Brook Baptist Church in Cherryville.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Lenny and Jerry Pendleton.
Left to cherish his memory are brothers, Bobby Jenks, Jr. (Denise) and Terry Pendleton; sisters, Penny Huss (Jerry) and Rita Sronce (Gary); and an adopted daughter, Allesa Setzer. Also surviving are a number of nieces, nephews and close friends. He also had two very special friends over the years, his black Lab dogs – Harley and Denver – who were like his kids.
Visitation was from 1 to 2:45 p.m., on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at North Brook Baptist Church.
A Celebration of Life service was held at 3 p.m., on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at North Brook Baptist Church with Dr. Robert Wise officiating.
Burial was private.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby, NC, 28150; or to North Brook Baptist Church, Music Department, 7421 Flay Rd., Cherryville, NC, 28021; or to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105; or to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 604 Doug Mayes Place, Charlotte, NC, 28262.
A guest register is available at www.stameycherryvillefuneralhome.com.
Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service served the family of Mr. Jenks.
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Jane Hancock

CHERRYVILLE – Martha Jane Pruitte Hancock, 80, of Craig St., passed away Thursday, June 24, 2021 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was born April 16, 1941 in Gaston County to the late Joseph Lawrence and Edith Inez Anthony Pruitte.
Jane was employed as a waitress with Home Folks Café for 52 years. She was an amazing cook and enjoyed cooking for her family. Her home was always open to her family and friends. Jane also looked forward to her annual “sister’s weekend” at Oak Island Beach.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, George William “Junior” Hancock; and a sister, Brenda Harbinson.
She is survived by her children, Theresa Abernethy (Rodney) of Cherryville, Joey Hancock of Cherryville and Gary Dean Hancock (Lisa) of Cherryville; five grandchildren, Jason Hancock, Hannah Short (Kyle), Kelsey Price (Zach), Zachary Hancock, and Kinzy Hancock; great-grandchildren, Lane Hancock, Jase Hancock, Levi Hancock, Hadley Price, Blakely Price, Paxton Price, Jett Cronland, Nev Hancock, and Blair Hancock; and two sisters, Pat Ginn (Dan), and Carolyn Hanlin (Ken).
Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m., Sunday, June 27, 2021 at Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services, and other times at the home of Jane Hancock.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Monday, June 28, 2021 at First Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Mark Poe officiating.
Burial followed at City Memorial Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to either Hospice & Palliative Care Lincoln County at hpccr.org, or First Wesleyan Church of Cherryville, 800 N. Pink St., Cherryville, NC, 28021.
Condolences may be made to www.carpentersfuneralhome.net.
Carpenter – Porter Funeral & Cremation Services served the family of Mrs. Hancock.
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Eva Dell Sain Brown
5/11/22 – 6/5/21

PALM HARBOR, FL – Mary Eva Dell Sain Brown, formerly of Cherryville, N.C., passed away on June 5, 2021, of natural causes at Arden Courts, a Palm Harbor, FL, memory care facility. She was 99 years old. Her daughter, Mary Alissandratos was by her side at the time of her death.
Mrs. Brown was born May 11, 1922, in Vale, N.C., the youngest child (of eight), to Preston and Mittie Crow Sain. She is preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Ernest Brown, her parents, two brothers, Ike and Lee Sain; and five sisters, Hazel AuBuchon, Edna Bingham, Gola Norman, Daisy Johnson and Grace Miller.
Survivors include Eva Dell’s three daughters: Patty Fox (Robert) of Clearwater, FL, Janet Shell of Charlotte, N.C., and Mary Alissandratos of Palm Harbor, FL; seven grandchildren, Tricia Fox (Josh Schoenberger) of San Diego, CA; Dr. Scott Shell (Andrew) of Buellton, CA, Jaclyn Shell of Charlotte, N.C., Brian Shell (Kash) of Charlotte, N.C., Andrew and Michel Alissandratos of Lake Tahoe, CA, and Jared Alissandratos of Palm Harbor, FL; and two great-grandchildren, AJ and Shayne Schoenberger of San Diego, CA.
Eva Dell graduated from Banoak High School, Vale, N.C., as valedictorian in 1938 and Magna Cum Laude from Lenoir – Rhyne University in 1942 (with a BA in English). In 1974 she received a Master of Education degree from UNC – Charlotte. Soon after college graduation, Eva Dell traveled to Los Angeles to spend several months with her brother, Lee, before finally making her way to Sioux Falls, S.D., where Clyde, her high school sweetheart, was stationed during WWII. They were married there on Nov. 7, 1942, three days after her arrival.
After the war was over, Eva Dell and Clyde moved to Cherryville, and opened Modern Printing Company on Main Street. Clyde ran the daily operation, but Eva Dell was instrumental in getting the business off the ground by taking over the marketing and sales duties. In those early days, she drove many miles, calling on prospective clients and succeeded in generating new and repeat orders that made Modern Printing Co. successful for over 50 years.
Besides working at the printing shop, Eva Dell was active in many community activities. She was a longtime member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, a Sunday School teacher for the Gertrude Rudisill class, and served in various leadership roles in the church. She also was an active member of her daughters’ PTA organizations. In addition, she volunteered at the Mint Museum in Charlotte, at the Schiele Museum in Gastonia, and for the Cancer Society. She even modeled for Troyanne Ross Modeling Co. in Charlotte for several months. In 1978 she was appointed to the Gaston County Women’s Task Force along with five other county women to help promote the passage of the ERA bill. Her many hours of community work earned her a Personality of the South designation in 1972.
In 1964, Eva Dell hosted for a year a German foreign exchange student, Heidi, in her Cherryville home.
Many years later, after touring China, she also sponsored her tour guide, Maggie Lu, in her efforts to immigrate to the U.S. She maintained a relationship with both girls for the remainder of her life. Her compassion for others also led her to sponsor two young Taiwan orphans for several years culminating in a 1970 visit to see them.
Perhaps Eva Dell’s deepest passion, other than her family, was travel. Over the course of her life, she journeyed to many countries in Europe, South America, Africa and Australia and made specific trips to China, Russia, the Middle East, Japan and many other places. To facilitate her passion, in 1978 she opened a travel agency beside the printing business and operated it for several years. Her family was included on many of these trips even after the daughters had families of their own. In 1992 all the family spent a wonderful vacation in Hawaii to celebrate Clyde and Eva Dell’s 50th wedding anniversary.
Eva Dell loved being with her grandchildren and was a part of all their lives regardless of where they lived. She was always available to help out, participated in all their life events, never judging them for their unconventional choices, and was always proud of their accomplishments. She was the perfect grandmother and beloved by all of seven of them.
In 1984, Eva Dell bought a home in Clearwater, FL, across the street from Patty. Although she alternated
between her Cherryville and Clearwater homes for many years, she gradually began spending more of her time in Clearwater, joining a local fitness group and attending church activities there. At age 90, she was featured on local TV for her fitness achievements. In 2013 Eva Dell moved into Mary’s home, then into a memory care facility in 2019.
Eva Dell was an intelligent, vibrant, beautiful woman. She had an independent spirit and was never one to conform to rules she didn’t agree with. She was a free thinker, often espousing ideas ahead of her time, inspiring her children and grandchildren to pursue an education and be comfortable with who they are. She was an energetic woman, loved to entertain and often had gatherings at her Cherryville home, but ultimately, it was her love of her family that drove her.
Eva Dell will be missed, but she has left a legacy of grace, spirit, achievement, and unconditional love.
A memorial service will be held on July 11, 2021 at 2 p.m., at St. John’s Lutheran Church with the Rev. Michael Collins officiating. The family will receive friends in the church narthex immediately following.
Memorials may be made to Suncoast Hospice Foundation at https://suncoasthospicefoundation.org/donations/, or to the Alzheimer’s Foundation at https://act.alz.org/donate.
A guest register is available at www.stameycherryvillefuneralhome.com.
Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service is assisting the family with local arrangements.
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Glenn “Son” Randall

CHERRYVILLE – Mr. Glenn “Son” Randall, 88, passed away on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at Carolina Care Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Mr. Randall was born in Gaston County, N.C., on March 21, 1933, a son of the late Lector Lee Randall and Edna Mae Sigmon Randall. He was graduate of Cherryville High School and was a great athlete. Mr. Randall enjoyed playing tennis. He retired as a driver from Carolina Freight Carriers Corporation after 42 years of service.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Danny Randall; a brother J.L. Randal;l and two sisters, Merlyn Carpenter and Betty Black.
Survivors include a daughter, Terri Valentine (Doug Randall); a son, Tracy Randall (Shelly Cogdill) both of Cherryville; a daughter-in-law, Kristi Randall of Hendersonville; a sister, Ann Ramsey of Cherryville; four grandchildren, Jordan Randall, Dane Randall, Kelly Maxwell and Casey Burgess; and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Dr. Bill Lowe officiated.
The family greeted friends following the service. At other times the family will be at the home of his daughter, Terri Valentine.
Burial was private.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 107 W. Academy St., Cherryville, NC, 28021.
A guest register is available at www.stameycherryvillefuneralhome.com.
Stamey– Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service served the family of Mr. Randall.
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Barbara Jean Wright

CHERRYVILLE – Barbara Jean Kiser Wright, 76, of Cherryville, passed away Sunday, June 13, at Atrium Lincoln. She was born March 14, 1945, in Lincoln Coun-ty, NC, to the late Robert Kern Kiser and Jean Elmore Kiser.
Barbara was a lifetime member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, and proudly served the real estate community at Carpenter’s Real Estate alongside her business partner, Dean Carpenter, for over 45 years. Her family and friends, who lovingly called her “Booboo,” were the cen-ter of her life. While she was an avid reader, puzzler, and traveler, she cherished activities involving her family above all else.
Preceded in death by her parents and grandson, Derek Levi Stamey, she is survived by her children: Johnna Stamey (Bill), Candie Wright (Tammi Rushing), Stacie Wright, Trenton Wright (Tawana); grandchildren: Whit-ney Walker (Tyler), Stephen Wright (Allie), Wesley Wright (Chloe), Carter Rushing and honorary grandson Mihajlo Crnograc; and siblings: Patricia Campbell (John), and Robert Kiser (Lynn); as well as numerous be-loved nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, or The National Kidney Foundation.
Condolences may be made to www.carpentersfuneralhome.net.
Carpenter – Porter Funeral & Cremation Services is serv-ing the family of Ms. Wright.
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Margaret Sue Webb

CHERRYVILLE – Mrs. Margaret Sue Dellinger Webb, 93, passed away on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Atrium Health – Cleveland.
Mrs. Webb was born in Gaston County, N.C., on Jan. 3, 1928, a daughter of the late Henry Bryce Dellinger and Talathy Dellinger Dellinger. She was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church in Cherryville, serving in many capacities, including being a member of the Chancel Choir for over 50 years and Director of the Children’s Choir, a member of the Florene Styles Sunday School class, the Young at Heart, and a former Sunday School teacher for many years. Mrs. Webb also helped with the First United Methodist Church Kindergarten from 1965 to 1975. She retired from Cherryville Elemen-tary School after 17 years of service. She was also a member of the Cherryville Music Club and Cherryville Garden Club. Mrs. Webb was a charter member of Cher-ryville Eastern Star Chapter #156 Order of the Eastern Star.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, John Wonnie Webb, Jr. and a brother, Wayne Dellinger.
Survivors include her two sons, Danny Webb and wife, Teresa of Cherryville; Rick Webb and wife, Phyllis of Kernersville; a sister, Eloise Mauney of Cherryville; five grandchildren, Darin Webb and wife, Emily of Cher-ryville; Laura Webb Price and husband, Nick of Stanley; Parker Webb and wife, Melodi of Colfax; Taylor Webb and wife, Kelsey of Lexington, N.C., and Hannah Webb of High Point; and eight great-grandchildren, Hadley Webb, Easton Webb, Jackson Price, Avery Price, Brock Webb, Stella Webb, Bryce Webb and Caleb Webb.
The family would like to express a special thank you to Lucy Hartman and Betty Harper for the care they provid-ed Mrs. Webb.
Visitation was from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m., on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at First United Methodist Church in Cher-ryville and at other times the family will be at the home of Danny and Teresa Webb.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at First United Methodist Church with Pastor Zack Christy officiating.
Burial followed in City Memorial Cemetery with Eastern Star Rites by Cherryville Chapter #156 Order of the Eastern Star.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 601 N. Pink St., Cherryville, NC, 28021.
A guest register is available at www.stameycherryvillefuneralhome.com.
Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Ser-vice served the family of Mrs. Webb.