Obituaries for March 23, 2013

Mar. 23, 2013 @ 08:00 AM

David Proctor

Army Spc. David T. Proctor, 26, of Hickory died March 13 in Bethesda, Md., after being wounded in Afghanistan. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday at Catawba Funerals and Cremation. Burial followed in Catawba Memorial Park with full military honors.

Beatrice Hayes

Mrs. Beatrice Minton Hayes, age 95, of Wilkesboro, widow of Joseph Parks Hayes died March 21, 2013 at Westwood Hills Nursing Center.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 3:00 PM at Reins-Sturdivant Chapel with the Rev. Byron Greene, the Rev. Alfred E. Andrews and Rev. Shane Pardue, officiating.  Burial will be in Beaver Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home from 1:45 until 2:45 prior to the service.

Mrs. Hayes was born in Wilkes County, October 22 1917, to Elisha and Runa Triplett Minton.  She was the oldest surviving member of Beaver Creek Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Hayes was preceded in death by four sisters and five brothers.

Mrs. Hayes is survived by one daughter, Nancy H. Caudill and husband, Bill of Wilkesboro;

one grandson, Kent Hayes Caudill and Maria Triplett of Wilkesboro; one great grandson, Zachary Scott Caudill of Wilkesboro.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the J. Parks and Beatrice Hayes, Beaver Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 173 Beaver Creek Road, Ferguson, NC, 28624.

Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home in North Wilkesboro will be in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be made at www.reinssturdivant.com.

Harlie Wagoner (with photo)

Our precious father, paw-paw and friend Harlie Clifford Wagoner of McGrady, NC was taken from us after a tragic accident on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 in Ashe County, NC.

Mr. Wagoner was born October 21st, 1936 in Wilkes County to the late Issacc and Alice Wagoner and Laura Belle Royal.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one grandson Bradley Holtsclaw, 8 sisters; Chasity, Carrie, Della, Carlie, Mandy, Rebel, Ella and Betsy, 6 brothers; Andrew, Arlie, Charlie, Abel, Gabriel and Raybel.

Harlie loved to travel to Cherokee and sit by the creek banks and listen to the water running and go site seeing in the mountains and on the parkway.  He loved to visit with his children and his grandchildren loved to sit on paw-paws knee.  When you saw Harlie he always had a smile on his face that would brighten up a room.

Mr. Wagoner was the previous owner of Wagoner’s Logging in which he loved doing for over 50 years.

Harlie leaves behind to cherish his memory 2 sons; Harvey Wagoner, Sr. of Lenoir, Clarence Wagoner of Asheville, 2 daughters; Virginia Wagoner lackey and husband Scott of Hickory and Lori Wagoner of Florida.   He also has 6 grandsons; Harvey Wagoner, Jr. and wife Crystal, Robert Wagoner, Brian and Jonathan Holtsclaw, Adam and wife Kaylah and Joshua Wagoner, 6 granddaughters; April Wagner, Cherdawna Brittian, Ashely Wagoner and fiancé Michael Carrigan, Tequila Gilreath and husband Butch, Heather Holtsclaw and fiancé Myron Short, Donna Wagoner and fiancé Casper Perez,   20 great grandchildren;  Hunter, Samaria, Scott, Jr., Skylar, Tori, Alisha, Candace, Brooklyn,  Pyton,Lea, Bradley, Mylee, Bryson, Emerald, Christian, Rachel, McKenzie, Dalton, Zoey, Nicholas and Xander, 2 sisters; Mabel Royal and Retha Pike.

Funeral services for Mr. Wagoner will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2013 at Pendry’s Chapel with

Rev. David Woods and Rev. Billy Wagoner will be officiating the services.     The family will receive friends   from 1-3pm prior to the service at Pendry’s Funeral Home

Serving as pallbearers will be his grandsons;  Harvey Wagoner, Jr., Robert Wagoner, Joshua Wagoner, Scott Wagner, Jr.,  Brian and Jonathan Holtsclaw.  Honorary pallbearers will be his great grandsons;  Hunter Wagoner, Skylar Wagner, Bradley Holtsclaw.

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 Harlie Clifford Wagoner.

Johnie Absher (with photo)

Johnie R. V. Absher, 82, of Hudson went home to be with the Lord Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care of Lenoir.  

Mr. Absher was born in Wilkes County to the late Dewey Pedro Absher and Bertha Handy Absher.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Lillie Belle Wyatt Absher; his brothers, Cecil, Mack, Dewey and Lydda Absher; his sisters, Ozie Adams, Josie Adams, Betty Atkins,  Cora Lee Setzer and Eva Teague.

He was retired from the furniture industry and was a member of Grandview Park Baptist Church.  He loved gardening, flea markets and he never met a stranger.  He loved his Lord.  

Survivors include his son, James R. V.  Absher and his wife Lesa of Lenoir; his daughters, Debbie Absher Goforth and her husband Robert of Lenoir, Sue Absher Shatley and her husband Wally of Hudson, Anita Absher Smith and her husband Jeff of Lenoir and Barbara Absher and her fiancé’ Sam Chapman of Lenoir; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; a sister, Wanda Absher and a beloved friend, Mable Turnmire.

The family will receive friends at Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home Sunday, March 24, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. 

A funeral service will be held Monday, March 25, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Pendry’s Chapel with Reverend Raymond Spann officiating.  Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Park.

Serving as pallbearers will be Matt Smith, Keith Cardwell, Don Roberts, Joey Good, Patrick Morgan, Larry Johnson and alternate Tim Adams.  

The family requests that memorials be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Street, Lenoir, 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 Johnie R.V. Absher.

W. DeLane Scott Jr. (with photo)

W. DeLane Scott, Jr., age 71, of Farmwood Place, Lenoir, died Thursday, March 21, 2013 at the residence surrounded by his family. He was born May 31, 1941 in Smyth County, Virginia to the late Worley DeLane Scott and Roberta Slagle Scott Hayton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sons, Sean Michael and Kyle DeLane Scott; and bothers-in-law, Sherman Bales and Jerry Watson.

Mr. Scott was a graduate of Marion Senior High in Marion, VA and Marion Junior College. After serving three years in the U.S. Army, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Appalachian State University and Master of Education form UNC, Chapel Hill. He retired in 1995 after 26 years with New River Mental Health headquartered in Boone, N.C. DeLane was a passionate golfer and played many rounds at Boone Golf Course and Lenoir Golf Club, where he served on the board.

Survivors include his wife, Susan Diane Vines Scott of the home; step-son, Keith Hall and wife Hope of Lenoir; step-daughter, Keila Blankenship and husband Chris of Lenoir; sister, Judy Bales of Smithfield, N.C.; nephew, Brian Bales and wife Wendy of Smithfield, N.C.; nieces, Dana Wooten and husband Jack of Smithfield and Whitney Bales Duea and husband Jody of Wrightsville Beach; eight grandchildren, Matthew and wife Amber, Chris and wife Mindy, Josh, Shelby, John Luke, Abby, Garrett and Keegan; and four great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Greer-McElveen Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. Michael Isaacs.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: National Kidney Foundation, 5970 Fairview Rd., 3 Fairview Plaza, Suite 408, Charlotte, N.C. 28210 or

Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood St., Lenoir, N.C. 28645.

Online condolences may be left at www.greer-mcelveenfuneralhome.com. Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

Dorsie Adams

Dorsie Mae Bowman Adams, 80 of Hudson, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2013 at Grace Hospital.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, March 24, 2013, 3:00 p.m. at Bass-Smith Granite Chapel. Burial will follow in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Sawmills.

 

Willard Cloer

Willard Bascum Cloer, 99, of Hickory, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Catawba Regional Hospice.

Mr. Cloer was born in Caldwell County to the late George Theodore Cloer and Belle Moss Cloer.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Lawrence and Ervin Cloer, and his sisters, Estelle Smith and Grace McLean.  He was a self-employed carpenter.  

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Nellie Icard Cloer of Hickory; his sons, Kylen Bascum Cloer and wife Pat of Huntsville, AL; his daughter, Nadeen Cloer Shrewsberry and husband George Lee of Hickory; five grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and six great, great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held Monday, March 25, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in Pendry’s Chapel.  Burial will follow at the First Baptist Church of Hudson Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home Monday at 1:00 p.m.  

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the First Baptist Church of Hudson, 345 Main Street, Hudson, NC  28638.

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

Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the family of Willard Bascum Cloer with arrangements.

 

Manola Johnson (with photo)

Manola Deaton Johnson, of Tomlinson Court, Lenoir, went home Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care. She was born March 27, 1926 in Habershan County, Georgia to the late William Harrison and Lula Shirley Deaton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Millard Johnson, Jr., and one son, Rick M. Johnson; three brothers, France Deaton, Lewis Deaton, Bill Deaton, Jr.; and one sister, Savola McCurry.

The world is now left with a love larger than any canyon or valley. In each day of her life she sought to take care of the ones she loved and to enjoy God’s beauty all around her. She loved her flowers, her birds, and her books. She was immensely strong, immortally vibrant, and astonishingly devoted. Her life was full of children, grandchildren, friends, meaningful work, travel, and grace. Each day of her life she thought about the ones she loved and took steps to provide and care for them. Departed but lingering are her sparkling blue eyes; her strong resolute nature; her pride; her humor; her vitality; her dialect; her stories; her sayings; her hug; and her smile. Adversity never held her back; she looked it dead in the face and told it to get out of the way.

She buried a husband, a son, sisters, brothers, and friends, and moved forward with grace and gentle remembering. She raised three children on her own and took a meaningful part in raising, nurturing, and teaching four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, one she held and loved, and one that she never got to meet, but loved as strongly and firmly as anyone blessed enough to experience her herculean love. Nola to her friends, Mama to her children, and Nana to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, left us six days shy of her 87th birthday, but she will never be gone.

Mrs. Johnson was a retired Registered Nurse and a member of College Avenue Baptist Church. She was co-founder of Blue Ridge Labs, where she remained active for 22 years, after retirement from nursing.

Survivors include one son, Steven John Johnson and wife Kim of Lenoir; one daughter, Mrs. Deborah Johnson Wessinger and husband David of Lenoir; sisters, Shirley O’Dell of Detroit, Michigan, Margaret Grafton and Gladys Mewbourn, both of Tuccoa, Georgia; grandchildren, Leslie Granger and husband Jeremy, John Wessinger and wife Jennifer, Brandon Johnson and Kyle Johnson; and great-grandchildren, Karsen Granger and Sawyer Wessinger.

Memorial services will be held Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at College Avenue Baptist conducted by Rev. Kevin Matheson and Dr. Charles R. Brawley. Interment will be private.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Greer-McElveen Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be left at www.greer-mcelveenfuneralhome.com. Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.