Obituaries for April 2, 2013

Apr. 01, 2013 @ 05:09 PM

Virginia Barlow

Virginia Proffitt Barlow, 79, of the Happy Valley community peacefully passed away March 29, 2013, after battling a diligent and lengthy illness. Mrs. Barlow was the 11th of 12 children, born Aug. 21, 1933 to the late Thomas E. & Lillian Culver Proffitt in Banner Elk, N.C.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, the late James (J.D.) Barlow; brothers, Fred, Donald, Edward, Chester, Tom and Bill Proffitt; and sisters, Grace Proffitt, Margaret Graybeal & Bettie Bryant.

A talented seamstress, she retired from Nitso Corporation and won many first-place ribbons at the Caldwell County Agricultural Fair for her handmade garments, crafts and canned goods. She was also a past president of the Blackstone Homemakers Club and helped publish two cookbooks.

Left to cherish her memories are her daughter, Karen Barlow; and grandchildren, Alexia Melonie Dillard and Drake Montana Dillard, all of Lenoir; her sisters, Mary Norris of Lenoir and Frances Bryant of Collettsville; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Of the Baptist faith, a celebration of Mrs. Barlow’s life will be held Tuesday, April 2, at 2 p.m. at Yadkin Baptist Church in Patterson with the Rev. Robert Livingston officating. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the church. Interment will be at Nelson’s Chapel Baptist Church cemetery following the service.

Pallbearers will be Michael Mitchell, Grady Carswell, Jason Barlow, Bryan Barlow, Lonnie Dillard and Trace Triplett. Honorary pallbearer will be Drake Dillard.

The family would like to thank Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care staff, Gateway Nursing, Lenoir Healthcare staff, Patty and Ricky Greene and Gene and Sadie Woods for all their time during this enduring illness.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made at Caldwell Hospice & Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood St., Lenoir, N.C. 28645.

Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Virginia Proffitt Barlow.

Lingle Triplett

Lingle Burl Triplett, 84, of Lenoir passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Caldwell Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Triplett was born in Caldwell County to the late Larkin Triplett and Nellie Barnett Triplett. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Anthony Lynn Hartley; brothers, Lee and Carl Triplett; and sisters, Mae Triplett Barlowe and Rachel Triplett Bryant Estes. He was retired from the U. S. Army and was of the Baptist faith.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Melba Storie Triplett; his sons, Stanley S. Triplett and wife Joanne of Tobyhanna, Penn., and Sammy L. Hartley of Boone; a sister, Elizabeth Triplett Goble; four grandchildren, Desirae Triplett, Danielle Cardinale and husband Scott, Jennifer Huskey and husband David, and Christy Brown; and three great-grandchildren, Lindsey Huskey, Brittany Huskey and Jonathan Hartley.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 3, at 2 p.m. in Pendry’s Chapel with the Rev. Eddie Summerlin officiating. Burial will follow at Nelson’s Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service Wednesday from 1 to 2 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 Lingle Burl Triplett.

James Rowell

James William Rowell, 72, of Lenoir died Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care in Hudson. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory.

Allen Clark

Allen Cecil Clark, 62, of Lenoir passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care in Hudson. Arrangements will be announced later by Bass-Smith Granite.

Jerry Beaver

Jerry Lee Beaver, 68, of Lenoir passed away on Friday, March 29, 2013, at his home. Born March 27, 1945, in Caldwell County, Jerry was a son of the late Paul and Louise Prestwood Beaver. He was a member of Worship Point Baptist Church and had worked in the furniture industry. Jerry enjoyed walking, picking up cans and collecting old model cars. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Leroy Beaver; a brother, Billy Beaver; and a sister, Deloris Tumar.

Survivors include his wife, Caroline Beaver of the home; two daughters, Crystal Gullett and husband Roland of the home, and Nancy Dawn Johnson and husband Raymond of Lenoir; three sons, Chad Beaver and wife Keshia McElyea, Eadger Beaver, and David Beaver, all of Lenoir; four sisters, Betty Shew, Linda Moore, Kathy Massey and Carolyn Lee; two brothers, Raymond Beaver, Paul Michael Beaver; his grandchildren, Chase Beaver, Caylan Johnson, Aliyah Barnes, Jacob Beaver, Jeremiah Johnson, Raegan Johnson and Karma Gullett; and two step-grandchildren, Selena Banks and Camron McElyea. Jerry is also survived by numerous other relatives.

A celebration of Jerry’s life will be held Wednesday, April 3, at 2 p.m. at Worship Point Baptist Church with Pastor Lane Hamby officiating. Interment will follow the service in the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Chad Beaver, David Beaver, Raymond Johnson, Ralph Guy, Dustin Burns and  Jake Massey.

The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service from 1 to 2 p.m.

Online condolences may be sent to the Beaver Family at www.evansfuneralservice.com

Evans Funeral Service & Crematory of Lenoir is serving the Beaver Family.

Luther Storie Jr.

Luther Andrew Storie Jr., 71, of N.C. 268 in Lenoir, died Saturday, March 30, 2013, at the residence. He was born Dec. 27, 1941, in Caldwell County to the late Jesse A. Storie and Maude Bolick Storie. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Nadine Nelson.

Mr. Storie was a retired carpenter with Earl Ford Construction and was a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors in addition to his mother include two god-daughters, Melissa Triplett and Karen Triplett; two brothers, Billy Ray Storie and Wayne Harold Storie, both of Lenoir; and one sister, Marie Storie Kirby of Lenoir.

Memorial services will be held Wednesday, April 3, at 2 p.m. at Greer-McElveen Funeral Home Chapel conducted by the Rev. Calvin Faw.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be left at: www.greer-mcelveenfuneralhome.com.

Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

Kathryn Maltba

Kathryn Lois Teague Maltba, 79, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Caldwell Hospice. She was born in Caldwell County on June 22, 1933, to the late Adam Teague and Nettie Fox Teague. She was married to the Rev. Melvin Maltba of the residence for 62 years. Mrs. Maltba was a member of Central Baptist Church.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Porter “Pat” Teague.

In addition to her husband she is survived by her son, Dale Maltba and wife Debbie; daughter, Deborah Smith and husband Elden; sisters, Carolyn Hughes and Marilyn Teague; grandson, Brian Smith; and great-grandsons, Isaiah and Noah Maltba.

A celebration of Mrs. Maltba’s life will be held in the Chapel of Evans Funeral Service on Wednesday, April 3, at 1 p.m. with Pastor John Jernigan and Pastor Ed Warren officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Lane Maltba, Brian Smith, Larry Norman, David Bennett, Doug Main and Isaiah Maltba.

The family will receive friends in the Chapel of Evans Funeral Service on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers and memorials be sent to: Caldwell Hospice, 902 Kirkwood St., Lenoir, NC 28645.

The Maltba family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the staff at both Caldwell Hospice facilities, Kirkwood and Robbins Center, for their love and support during Mrs. Maltba’s stay there.

Online condolences may be sent to the Maltba Family at www.evansfuneralservice.com

Evans Funeral Service & Crematory of Lenoir is serving the Maltba Family.

Bobby Hood

Bobby Jake Hood, 78, of Lenoir, beloved husband and father, went to his heavenly home on March 30, 2013, at Frye Regional Medical Center. He was born Sept. 9, 1934, in Caldwell County to the late Leonard Vance and Bernice Setzer Hood. Mr. Hood was a member of Pisgah Baptist Church and retired from Broyhill Chair 1.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Pauline Benge Hood of the home; his children, Carolyn Hood Douglas and husband Paul, Patsy Hood Moore, Michael Keith Hood and wife Billie, and Ricky Dean Hood and wife Debbie. Also surviving are two sisters, Mildred Smith and Violet Harmon; and three brothers, Alfred Hood, Joe Hood, and Daniel Hood. He also leaves behind six grandchildren, Angela, Chasity, Misty, Ryan, Brandy and Shelby; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one grandson, Paul David Hood; and one brother, Jimmy Hood.

He was loved by all who knew him, and he truly loved his wife, children and family, but most of all his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Services will be at Pisgah Baptist Church, 2655 Pisgah Church Road, Lenoir, on April 2 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Ronnie Miller officiating, and assisted by the Rev. Ronnie Jones and the Rev. Rodney Raby. Burial will be at Nazareth Advent Christian Church.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the celebration of life service.

Pallbearers are Shelby Hood, Ryan Halcomb, Preston Story, Paul Hood and Allen Oats.

Online condolences may be sent to the Hood family at www.evansfuneralservice.com.

Evans Funeral Service & Crematory of Lenoir is serving the Hood family.

Norman Ward

Norman “Dale” Ward, 81, of Watson Road, Lenoir, died Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care- Lenoir. He was born May 12, 1931, in Watauga County to the late George Dewey and Viola Tester Ward. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Nathan Dale Ward; one sister, Rebecca Ward Huffman; and two brothers, Clifford Zane Ward and Arthur Gary Ward.

Mr. Ward was a member of College Avenue Baptist Church and was a man of many talents. He was retired from Henredon Furniture and for many years owned Gateway Motors, the Fiat automobile and Suzuki Motorcycle Dealership in Lenoir. His passions were fishing, gardening and camping, and he was an avid lover of animals.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Gilbert Ward of the home; one son, Nolan Kelly Ward and wife Kaythie of Lenoir; two daughters, Sandra “Sandie” Ward Cannon and Lisa Elaine Ward, both of Lenoir; two brothers, Kenneth M. Ward of Lenoir and G. Larry Ward of Greenville, S.C.; one foster brother, Robert Clement of Lenoir; one sister, Myrtle E. Ward of Lenoir; and three grandchildren, Courtney Cannon Saunders, Nathan David Ward and Eli Parker Ward.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 3, at 3 p.m. at College Avenue Baptist Church conducted by Dr. Charles R. Brawley. Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Serving as pallbearers will be Terry Ward, Tim Ward, George “Bud” Ward Jr., Jerry Shull, Fred Ewart and Jeremy Saunders.

Memorial contributions may be made to College Avenue Baptist Church, 1201 College Avenue, Lenoir, NC 28645, or to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood St., Lenoir, NC 28645

Online condolences may be made to www.greer-mcelveenfuneralhome.com

Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

David Pritchard (has photo)

David E. Pritchard, 54, of Hudson passed away Friday, March 29, 2013, at Carolina Medical Center in Charlotte.

Mr. Pritchard was born in Caldwell County to the late Rosalee Beall Pritchard and Ernest McCoy Pritchard. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother and a sister. He worked in the furniture industry and was of the Baptist faith. He most loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Brian Quick and wife Leslie of Hudson; his grandchildren, Jakob, Tara, Shannon, Lorelai and Sabella Quick; five brothers; eight sisters; and his fiancee, Faye Lewis.

Services for Mr. Pritchard will be private.

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 David E. Pritchard.

Foybell Carlton

Foybell Story Carlton, 88, of Lenoir went home to be with the Lord on March 30, 2013, at her residence.

Mrs. Carlton was born in Watauga County to the late Arnold Story and Texie Bradshaw Story. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Thomas Carlton; her brothers, Chad and Robert Story, and sisters, Freida Hendrix and Myrtle McLean.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Theresa Hawkins of Alexis, Geraldine Donaldson of Lenoir, Connie Crane of Lenoir, Sheila Helton of Lenoir, Pam Carlton of Spartanburg, S.C. and Regina Steger of Swansboro; her sons, Tommy Carlton of Morganton, Jimmy Carlton of Lenoir, Travis Carlton of Lenoir, Lindsey Carlton of Lenoir and Jeff Carlton of Lenoir; her sisters, Juanita Teague of Lenoir, Reva Grindstaff of Lenoir, and Ruby Davis of Statesville; a brother, Wade Story of Lenoir; 25 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 3, at 2 p.m. at South Lenoir Church of God with the Rev. Darrell Wright, the Rev. Ernest Bowes and the Rev. Michael Carswell officiating. Burial will follow at Shiloh United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends prior to the service at the church at 1 p.m.

Serving as pallbearers will be Dennis Hawkins, Randy Waters, Greg Greer, Andrew Carlton, Matthew Helton and Bradley Carlton. Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Carlton and Scot Steger.

The family requests that memorials be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care at 902 Kirkwood St., 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 Foybell Story Carlton.