Obituaries for March 20, 2013

Mar. 19, 2013 @ 08:57 PM

Tony Taylor

Tony Earl Taylor, 28, of Granite Falls passed away Monday, March 18, 2013, at Carolina’s Medical Center in Concord.

Tony was born in Sylva to Barbara Burgess Riley of Granite Falls and Earl Eddy Taylor of Cherokee. He was a Correctional Officer with the Alexander Correctional Facility and was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church. He traveled often with his father to perform Pow Wow’s with the Bear Tribe from Cherokee.

Preceding him in death are his paternal grandparents, Simeon and Beulah Taylor; maternal grandmother, Ola Locust; an aunt, Lahoma Kindle; and great aunt, Katie Brady.

In addition to his parents, those left to cherish his memory are his son, Caleb LeLand Taylor of the home; his brothers, Retired Specialist Christopher Lee Beheler and wife Kiaya of Lenoir, and Richard Marcus Riley of the home; his sisters, Staci Lynn O’Brien of Clarksville, Tenn., and Amanda Michelle Hensel of LaVale, Md.; his grandfather, Ernest Allen Burgess of Lenoir; a niece, Kinlee Rose Beheler; and a nephew, Kaden Malcolm-Bo Beheler.

The family will receive friends Friday, March 22, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home. Services will be held Saturday, March 23, at 10 a.m. at in Pendry’s Chapel with the Rev. Todd Eric Cardwell officiating, and then at Living Waters Lutheran Church in Cherokee at 3 p.m. with Pastor Jack Russell officiating and Mr. Ray Kinsland speaking. Burial will follow in Locust Cemetery in Cherokee.

The family respectfully requests that memorials be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood St., NC 28645.

Online condolences to the family may be placed at www.pendrysfuneralhome.com

Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Tony Earl Taylor.

Donna Hendrix

Donna Hendrix of Granite Falls died Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory.

Clyde Griffin

Clyde Griffin of Lenoir died Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at Wake Forest University Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Greer-McElveen Funeral Home.

Reba Clontz

Reba Lynn Clontz, 55, of Glen Alpine died Sunday, March 17, 2013. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Sunrise Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 12:30-2 p.m. Entombment will follow in Burke Memorial Park Mausoleum. Sossoman Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Harold Hickok

Harold Saxton Hickok, 85, of Hickory passed away on March 19, 2013. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Evans Funeral Service & Crematory of Lenoir.

Teresa Shore

Teresa Diane Shore, 49, of Lenoir entered eternity while being surrounded by family Monday, March 18, 2013, at Caldwell Memorial Hospital in Lenoir following a brief illness.

Teresa, a native of Lenoir and loving daughter to Ernest Messer and Patricia Oliver, was an inspiration to all who knew her. She was full of life and never turned anyone with a need away. She loved to spend time with her family and friends and would encourage us to live life to the fullest. She taught us the meaning of the word compassion and was a role model to all of her children and grandchildren. She was an avid gardener and loved to share her cooking creations with all. Teresa has held many professions in her life, but her faithfulness to being a wonderful daughter, wife, sister, mother and grandmother were her passions. She was preceded in death by her infant grandson Anthony.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Micheal Wayne Shore of the home; her son Richard Allen Dula and wife Suzanne; her son Michael Lee Dula and fiancé April Key, along with his children Michael Lee II and Shelby; her daughter, Lisa Shore Shoemaker and husband Tony, along with their children Megan and Riley; her daughter, Judy Shore Pope and husband Darian and children Ivy and Buddy; her siblings Danny Messer, Ernie Messer and Tammy Falzon; as well as many extended family members, including Gail and Joe Griffey and Joella Price Shore.

The family will receive friends Thursday, March 21, at Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Online condolences to the family may be placed at www.pendrysfuneralhome.com

Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Teresa Messer Shore.