Obituaries for June 30, 2013
Marion Ruth Barlow Oughton of Stevensville, Md., formerly of St. Michaels, Md., went home to be with her heavenly Father on June 20, 2013. She had been at the University of Maryland Medical Center for a short time.
Born Feb. 2,1925, in Caldwell County, N.C., she was the beloved first-born child of the late Robert Marion Barlow and Julia Elvira Setzer Barlow. She grew up and attended school in Caldwell County, where she learned the value of hard work and perseverance. In 1940, she married Fred Nance Sr., and he soon entered the Army. In 1944, Marion enlisted in the Woman's Army Corps, where she served as a nursing assistant and once graced the cover of the USO Magazine, as she served as its hostess. Upon being discharged, she and Fred moved to Charlotte and had four children. They were married for 23 years. During her lifetime, Marion Ruth was employed in a variety of positions, ranging from butcher to receptionist to furniture market hostess, rising to the challenge of each new occupation.
In 1976, she married John "Jack" Oughton Jr. and moved to Tafton, Pa., where they spent 13 wonderful years living and loving on Fairview Lake. In 1989, Marion and Jack retired to Murfreesboro, Tenn., where they spent another seven happy years raising horses and growing flowers and vegetables. In 1996, she and Jack then moved to St. Michael's, Md., returning to the water that they both dearly loved. While living in St. Michael's, both Marion Ruth and Jack were active members of St. Luke's United Methodist Church. They both joined the FOSL's (Friends of St. Luke’s) and many other committees; Marion Ruth particularly enjoyed being a member of the church choir. They sincerely enjoyed and cherished their many friends, especially during gatherings of the Birthday Bunch. Marion and Jack could be found at each church function, organizing, decorating, serving, and doing whatever it took to get the job done. Marion especially enjoyed the St. Luke’s rummage sales, strawberry festivals and annual flower sales. One of her fondest memories was of helping Mrs. Gertrude Marshall make her famous egg salad for church events.
Marion had a gift for leading and inspiring others, organizing people, items and events, and, most of all, creating beauty from ashes. These God-given gifts made her the person to whom others were immediately drawn -- whether it be for decorating ideas or life decisions. Her incredible common sense was unparalleled and her strength of conviction and character was second to none. Underneath all of these wonderful qualities was a foundation of strong love, based on her savior Jesus Christ. Her children and grandchildren bear witness to the unwavering strength of her love. It was said that, "When her children were happy, her eyes sparkled." Other family members and friends were blessed by her wonderful love and kindness, as well.
Marion Ruth was preceded in death by two siblings, Hazel Barlow and Wayne Barlow, and her husband, Jack Oughton. She is survived by her children, Fred H. Nance Jr. and wife Martha of Franklin, Tenn., Mirum L. Laney and husband Rick of Franklin, Tenn., Debra K. Chandler and husband Mack of Lenoir, Letitia “Tish” E. Nance-Sproson and husband Derek of Queenstown, Md.; and grandchildren Melanie Watson, Craig Nance, Brien (and Danielle) Chandler, Benjamin Nance, Shannon Sproson and Jacqueline Sproson. Brothers Kenneth (Shirley) Barlow and Daniel (Sherry) Barlow, and sisters Margaret (Chuck) Blanck and Julia Jones also survive her. Many cherished nieces, nephews and cousins are left to mourn her passing, also.
The family would like to express its deep and most sincere gratitude to Arcadia Assisted Living in Stevensville, Md., for the excellent loving care and attention given to Marion as she resided there during the last two months of her life. The family would also like to express deep gratitude and appreciation for the excellent care given and compassion shown to her during her brief stay at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma and ICU. UMMC’s compassion and excellence in health care is unrivalled.
Services will be held at Wye of Carmichael United Methodist Church in Queenstown, Md., on Tuesday, July 2. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m., with a memorial service beginning at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made “in memory of Marion Oughton, in honor of Mirum Laney” to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Mid-South Chapter, 214 Overlook Circle, Ste. 153, Brentwood, TN 37027.
Funeral arrangements are by the Ostrowski Funeral Home, 312 South Talbot St., St Michaels, MD 21663 (www.ostrowskifh.com).
Scott Ericson Moore, 47, of Conover died Thursday, June 27, 2013, at N.C. Baptist Hospital. Born Oct. 23, 1965, he was the son of Mildred Caroline Isaac Moore of Conover and the late Granville Smith Moore II. Scott was an EMT-Intermediate with Iredell County and Cleveland County and a volunteer with Claremont Rescue Squad. He was a 1984 graduate of Hibriten High School and was just finishing the paramedic program at CVCC. He worked in sales at Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson for six years. He had a contagious personality that would light up a room. He truly had a passion for helping people. He and Michelle loved boating and spending time at the lake.
His wife of 13 years, Michelle Leigh Moore of the home; his mother, Mildred Isaac Moore of Conover; a brother, Granville Moore III and wife Sandra of Smithfield, Va.; mother-in-law, Phyllis Neeley of Glen Carbon, Ill.; three sister-in-laws, Cory Brandt of Fairview Heights, Ill., Elaine Brown of Collinsville, Ill., Christine Darner of Lansing, Kan.; two brother-in-laws, Keith Darner and wife Leslie of Lubbock, Texas, and John Neeley of Lebanon, Conn.; two uncles, Joe Isaac and wife Anzonette of Lenoir and Lewis Isaac and wife Mary of Lenoir; and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins survive him.
In addition to his father, Granville Smith Moore II, a brother, Rick Moore, preceded him in death.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday July 1, 2013, at Woodlawn Baptist Church with Pastor Jerry Anderson officiating.
Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Hickory. Graveside rites will be provided by Mooresville City Fire Department.
Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Emergency Services.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Sunday June 30, 2013, at Jenkins Funeral Home in Newton.
Memorials may be made to Claremont Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 533, Claremont, NC 28610.
Please sign the online guestbook at www.jenkinsfuneralhome.net. The Moore family has entrusted arrangements to Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Newton 828-464-1555
Kenneth "Leroy" Ingle, 51, of Valdese died Friday, June 28, 2013, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.
A Memorial Service will be held Monday, July 1, at 6 p.m. in the Chapel of Heritage Funeral Service in Valdese.
The family will receive friends immediately following the services.