Obituaries for Dec. 11, 2013

Dec. 10, 2013 @ 04:04 PM

Lawrence Palmer Jr.

Lawrence N. Palmer Jr., 85, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family.

Born on Nov. 7, 1928 in Lenoir, he was the son of the late Lawrence N. and Faye Crisp Palmer Sr.

Mr. Palmer was a member of Living Water Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Lawrence R. “Larry” Palmer (Nancy), and Baxter G. Palmer (Linda); daughter Theresa “Terrie” Palmer Herman; brother Michael H. Palmer; sisters, Marjorie O’Neill, Carole Palmer, and Edith Laws; grandchildren, Jeanna Palmer Smith (Stan), Amy Palmer, Michele Herman, Matthew Palmer (Penny), and Joshua Palmer; nine great-grandchildren; and his canine companion, Sydney. He is predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Ruth Greer Palmer; brother, William C. Palmer; and sister, Shirley Rader.

Services will be private with the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Men on Missions, Hope Spring Baptist Church, 150 Hannon Road, Inman, SC 29349, Attn: Doug James.

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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Patricia Dye

Patricia Hays Dye, 69, of Lenoir died Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at Caldwell UNC Health Care. Services will be held at a later date. Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory.

Stephen Miller

Stephen Mickeal Miller, 66, of Lenoir, formerly of Patterson, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory.

Ida Hawkins

Ida Edna Hawkins, 78, died Dec. 9, 2013, in Charlottesville, Va. She was born Dec. 19, 1934, in Lenoir to Mildred Pipes Hawkins and Avery James Hawkins. Edna was a former employee of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and St. Margaret’s School in Tappahannock, Va. She had a love for mathematics, travel, her family, and God. She tutored many students throughout the years and enjoyed playing bridge. She graduated from Wake Forest University and completed graduate work in mathematics at the University of Virginia. Her parents, her sister Lucille Hawkins Roberts of Lenoir, her sister Carolyn Hawkins Davis of Warsaw, Va., and her brother Charles Hawkins of St. Leonard, Md., precede her in death. She is survived by her sister Mary Hawkins Miller of Lenoir, and her sister Nina Hawkins Cavin of St. Leonard, Md., as well as numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

A private memorial service and interment will be held at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 28, 2013, at the University of Virginia Columbarium in Charlottesville, Va. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia for the Ida Edna Hawkins Fellowship Fund, P.O. Box 400807, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4087, or the Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA. Arrangements by Woody Funeral Home Parham, 1771 N. Parham Road, Richmond, VA.

Wilburn Coffey

Wilburn “Gaston” Coffey, 77, of Granite Falls passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Autumn Care in Drexel.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Bass-Smith Granite Funeral Service.

Bass-Smith Granite is serving the family of Wilburn “Gaston” Coffey.

Everett March Jr.

Everett March Jr., 81, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. No services have been scheduled. Ebony Funeral Services of Morganton is in charge or arrangements.