Obituaries for Feb. 16, 2014

Feb. 17, 2014 @ 01:29 PM

Donald Myers

Donald Eugene Myers, 73, of 3224 Rockford Road, Boonville, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at Yadkin Valley Community Hospital. He was born Jan. 28, 1941, in Forsyth County, to the late James Gilbright Myers and Susie Catherine Holsclaw Myers. He was a salesman for Restaurant Equipment and worked for a rental company.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one daughter, Pamela Myers, one brother and one sister.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Lackey Myers of the home; one daughter, Kemberly Childress (husband Mark) of Lewisville; two brothers, Edward Myers of Winston-Salem and Bill Myers of Charleston, S.C.; one sister, Wanda Pennell of Winston-Salem; two grandchildren, Nikki Childress and James Childress; and three great-grandchildren, Taylor Childress, Haleigh Butner and Lilly Pack.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Chapman Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Stewart Lankford and Tim Dunn will officiate. Burial will follow in Dover Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service at Chapman Funeral Home Chapel.

Condolences may be e-mailed to the Myers family by visiting our website at http://www.chapmanfuneralhome.com/. Chapman Funeral Home is assisting the family of Donald Eugene Myers.

Rachel Sparks

Rachel Sparks, 73, of Bradford Street SW, Lenoir, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care - Lenoir. She was born May 11, 1940, in Biddeford, Mass., to the late Everet Carlton and Arland Edna Simmons Stone.

Mrs. Sparks was a homemaker and was of the Holiness faith.

Survivors include her husband, Bobby Sparks of the home; two sons, Charles Sparks of Mount Airy and Robert Rose of Mount Airy; two daughters, Sheila Hernandez and husband Jose of Lenoir ,and Laura Sparks of Lenoir; one sister, Mary Cambridge and husband Roger of Maine; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorial services will be private.

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

Jeryl Wyckoff

Jeryl Elaine Libby Wyckoff, 61, of Lenoir passed away Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at her residence.

Services for Mrs. Wyckoff will be at a later date.

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

Lawrence Barlowe

Lawrence Boone Barlowe, 78, passed away on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at Frye Regional Medical Center. He was born in Caldwell County on May 17, 1935, to the late Boone Barlow and Mamie Sherrill Barlow. He was married to Eugenia “Jean” Propst Barlowe for more than 56 years.

Mr. Barlowe was a veteran of the United States Army and spent most of his career as a building contractor.

Other than his wife he is survived by his sons, Eric S. Barlowe, and Deckster L. Barlowe and wife Angie; brothers, Bruce Sherrill Barlow and Lloyd W. Barlowe; sister, Doris Humphries; grandchildren, Colby Boone Barlowe, Cooper Thompson Barlowe, Camden Ford Barlowe, Nicholas Lee Barlowe, Jacob Heath Johnson, Ashton Brette Barlowe, and Calli Rae Barlowe; and his special Yorkie companion, Casey.

A memorial service will be held at Tabernacle Advent Christian Church on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at 3 with Pastor Frank Hall officiating.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 3 prior to the service at the church.

The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, or Tabernacle Advent Christian Church Building Fund, 1522 Wildwood Road, Lenoir, NC 28645.

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

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

Ray Beane

Our dearly beloved husband and father, Ray Stewart Beane of God’s Circle, Lenoir, answered the Lord’s call at his residence on Friday, February 14, 2014. He was born July 18, 1923 in Caldwell County to the late Jake and Lula Mulwee Beane. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers and six sisters.

Mr. Beane was a World War II Veteran of the United States Army, where he served as Military Police. He was retired from Blue Ridge Electric Corporation after 23 years of service. He was a faithful member of Mulberry Baptist Church. He was an avid storyteller, enjoyed hunting and gardening.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Mrs. Elizabeth Vines Beane of the home; one son, Michael G. Beane and wife Pat of Lenoir; one sister, Myrtle Holman of Lenoir, special nieces, Millie Madison and Joan Lowe; special friends, Bob Pair and Steve Brown.

Homegoing services will be held Monday, February 17, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Greer-McElveen Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. James Todd, Rev. Bennett Helton and Rev. Dr. Byron Grayson. Interment will follow at Mulberry Church Cemetery with full military honors.

The family will receive friends Sunday evening, February 16, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully request that memorials be made to Mulberry Baptist Church, 6029 Mulberry Church Rd., Lenoir, N.C. 28645 or Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood St., Lenoir, N.C. 28645.

Dear Ray, We loved you, but God loved you best. You are not in a “better place,” you are in the best place”.  Love, your family.

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

Viola Hall

Viola McCall Hall, 97, of Lenoir went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday Febr uar y 12, 2014 at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care in Hudson, North Carolina.

Mrs. Hall was born in Caldwell County on June 6, 1916, to the late Robert McCall and Stadie Setzer McCall. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmoth­er, and a diligent home­maker for many years. She was also a member of Lower Creek Baptist Church in Lenoir where she greatly enjoyed the Mary – Martha Sunday School Class.

In addition to her par­ents, Mrs. Hall was pre­ceded in death by her husband Lonnie Hall; one sister, Ada Sum­merow; three broth­ers, Warren McCall, Jake McCall, and David McCall; and one son-in-law, Ted Davis.

She is survived by one son, Donald Hall of Lenoir; three daughters, Elva Sue Hall of Lenoir, Joyce Hall Davis of Naples, Fla., and Wilma Hall Woodall (Jeff) of Roswell, Ga.; and one grand­daughter Ali Woodall of Wake Forest. Services for Mrs. Hall will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, Febru­ary 19, 2014, at Lower Creek Baptist Churchin Lenoir with the Rev. Lester Honson officiating. Interment will follow the service at Woodlawn Memo­rial Gardens. The fam­ily will receive friends for an hour prior to the service from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Serving as Pallbear­ers will be Tim Warren, David Powell, Donnie Hawkins, Charlie Hen­drix, Jerry Summerow, and James Craig. In lieu of flowers, the fam­ily asks for memorials to be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care 902 Kirkwood St. NW, Lenoir, NC 28645.

Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is hon­ored to be serving the family of Viola McCall Hall.

Online condolences may be placed at www. pendrysfuneralhome.com.

Hartley Andrews

Hartley Andrews of Boomer passed away Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem.

Born August 26, 1931, He was the son of the late R.C Andrews and Maggie Livings­ton Andrews. He was a member of Little Rock Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was an outstanding pro­vider for his family. Mr. Andrews was a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served in Anchor­age, Alaska, during the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda Harrison Andrews of the home; two sons, the Rev. Dwayne Andrews and wife Susie, Timothy Andrews and wife Carla, all of Boom­er; two granddaughters, Katie Andrews Osborne and husband Jacob of Hays, Brittany Andrews Stikes and husband Daniel of Purlear; three great-grandsons, Reeves Osborne, Noah Osborne, and Ezekiel Stikes. He is also sur­vived by two brothers, Wilton Andrews and Verne Andrews, both of Boomer, and one sister, Dorothy Andrews Rec­tor of Valdese.

He was preceded in death by his par­ents, R.C. and Maggie Andrews; three broth­ers, Ed Andrews, Alton Andrews and Clifton Andrews; and four sis­ters, Laurene Andrews, Audine Andrews Vaughn, Ernestine Andrews Baker and Claudia Andrews Black­burn.

Mr. Andrews retired from Sealed Air Corp., where he was employed for 29 years. He enjoyed operating antique farm machinery and attending antique farm machinery shows. Other hobbies he enjoyed were camping and gardening.

Funeral services will be held on Mon­day, February 17, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at Little Rock Baptist Church in Boomer with the Rev. Robert Webb and the Rev. Dwayne Andrews offi­ciating. The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. prior to the ser­vice. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jacob Osborne, Daniel Stikes, Tommy Livings­ton, Stan Walsh, Stan­ley Baker and Jimmy Cheek. Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is hon­ored to be serving the family of Hartley Andrews.

Online condolences may be placed at www.pendrysfuneralhome.com.

Wautena Austin

Wautena “Tena” Aus­tin of Conover went home to be with the Lord on Feb. 3, 2014, surrounded by her fam­ily.

She was born March 16, 1951, in Caldwell County to the late Ray Austin Sr. and Joyce Bentley Austin.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a brother, Larry Mack Austin.

Surviving are a son, Wesley Trivette and wife Kim of Granite Falls; a daughter, Holly Trivette Salvador and husband Carlos of Hickory ; grandchildren, Bran­don and Emily Trivette, and Joseph, Karly and Kathalaya Salvador; sis­ters, Joyce Calloway of Newton, Martha Fox of Morganton, MaryAnn Chappell of Lenoir, and Regina Baity and Susan Chandler of Granite Falls; and brothers, Ray Austin Jr. of Hudson and Anthony Austin of King­sport, Tenn.

A memorial service will be held at a later time.

Willard Benfield

Willard Robert Benfield, 93, passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2014, at his residence. He was born in Burke County on September 30, 1920, to the late Reverend H.S. Benfield Sr. and Lela Baker Benfield. He was married to Sue McCrary Benfield of the residence.

Mr. Benfield was a former manager for Thrift Food Center and Harris Teeter. He was a member of College Avenue Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher. After retirement, Mr. Benfield worked at Wal-Mart for more than 20 years.

In addition to his par­ents he was preceded in death by his sisters, Ofie Smith and Floy McCollum; brothers, William Arntz Benfield, Carl Benfield, Knolan Benfield, Cecil Benfield, Emory Benfield, and H.S. Benfield Jr.; and daughter-in-law, Judy Allen Benfield.

Other than his wife, he is survived by his son, Robert D. Benfield (Bob); daughter, Brenda Sue Bentley and husband Gerald; grandchildren, Robert D. Benfield, Shannon Woodruff, Ger­ald Bentley, and Suzy Plyler; 10 great-grandchildren; and lots of special nieces and neph­ews.

A celebration of Mr. Benfield’s life will be held in the Chapel of Evans Funeral Service on Monday, February 17, 2014 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Bert Blackburn officiating. Interment will immedi­ately follow the service at Blue Ridge Memorial Park.

Pallbearers are Rob­ert D. Benfield II, Ger­ald Bentley Jr., Robert D. Benfield III, Jona­than Benfield, Austin Woodruff, Will Plyler, Drew Plyler, and Tyler Bentley.

Honorary Pallbear­ers are Bentley Plyler, Felix Hart and Weyburn Smith.

The family will receive friends on Sun­day, February 16, 2014, in the Chapel of Evans Funeral Service from 4:00 until 6:00 PM.

Online condolences may be sent to the Ben­field Family at www.evans funeralservice.com.

Evans Funeral Ser­vice & Cremator y of Lenoir is serving the Benfield Family.

Geneva Mayfield

Geneva Setzer May­field, 67, of Lenoir died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at her residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Heri­tage Funeral Service, Valdese.

Luther Ashby

Luther Thomas Ashby, 83, of Hudson passed away Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.

A funeral service will be Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Park. The fam­ily will receive friends from 1-2 p.m.

Doug Earp

Douglas “Doug” Walsh Earp, 59, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at Frye Regional Medical Center. He was born in Wilkes County on Aug. 9, 1954, to the late James War­ren Earp and Anna Mae Walsh Earp. He was mar­ried to Diane Earp of the residence.

In addition to his par­ents he was preceded in death by his infant son, Jerry Lee Earp.

Other than his wife he is survived by his daughter, Tiffany Earp Williams and husband Jamie; son, Terry Earp; stepson, Jeremy Fun­derburk and wife Chris­ty; sister, Jane Nichols; brothers, Kenneth Earp, James Earp, Dickson Earp and Randy Earp; and grandchildren, Drake and Lincoln Funderburk, Riley Watson, and Tyler and Luke Wil­liams.

A celebration of Doug’s life will be held at Zion Hill Baptist Church, 2552 Boomer Road, on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at 3 p.m. with Pastor Tim DeBord and Ricky Earp officiating. Burial will immediately follow the service in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Earp, Robert Earp, Ronnie Earp, Jimmy Earp, David Earp, Daniel Earp, and Terry Ward.

The family will receive friends from 2 until 3 prior to the service.

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

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

Annie Severt

Annie Bell Severt, 88, of Severt Circle, Lenoir, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at the residence. She was born Feb. 12, 1925, in Caldwell County to the late Horrace and Lil­lie Greene McGarr. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother.

Mrs. Severt was retired from the fur­niture industry and attended Calvary Bap­tist Church.

Survivors include her husband of 72 years, Earnest Paul Severt Sr. of the home; two sons, Earnest Paul Severt Jr. and wife Marjorie of Lenoir, and Everett Claude Severt of the home; two daughters, Sandra Joyce Tolbert and husband Kenneth, and Glenda Marlene Everhart; two sisters, Virginia Craig and Bar­bara Lowman, both of Lenoir; nine grandchil­dren; 12 great-grand­children; and three great-great-grandchil­dren.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Greer-McElveen Funer­al Home Chapel con­ducted by the Rev. Ger­ald Bentley. Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Park.

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

Serving as pallbear­ers will be: Billy Pais­ley, Richard Severt, Matt Woods, Jesse Buff, Freddy Summerlin and John Bish.

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

Bessie Hart

Bessie W. Hart, 87, of 2615 Piper Place of Lenoir passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at Valdese General Hospital.

She was a wonder­ful, special, loving, giv­ing mama, grandmoth­er, and great, great grandmother. She will be missed greatly by all that knew and loved her. Her desire in life was giving to those in need and she gave all that she had. Her life was a simple life of try­ing to live for her Lord and being faithful to her church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie E. Hart; her par­ents, Reese and Tessie Winebarger; her broth­ers, John, Walter, Ches­ter, Howard, Bynum, Ambrose and Thyman Winebarger; and two sisters, Ellie Sanders and Carrie Cardwell.

Those left to cherish her memory are her two daughters, Margaret Gragg and husband Ken of Gamewell, and Ruth Walker of Gamewell; her grandchildren, KimLaney Walker, Amy Ward, Marty Walk­er, Kenneth Hartley, and Kelly Chatham of Lenoir; her great-grand­children, Kasey Clark, Nick Clark, MacKenzie Hartley, Joel Walker, Jaylon Walker, Justin Walker, William Brook­shire, Dillon Laney, Dale Laney Jr., Amanda Herald, Jamie Crisp, Josh Crisp, and Devan Keener; a great-great-grandson, Ethan Brook­shire; a sister, Opal Woodie and husband Dayton of Purlear; and a brother, Glenn Winebarger and wife Helen of Lenoir.

Services for Mrs. Hart will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, Febru­ary 18, 2014, at Pisgah Baptist Church with the Rev. Ronnie Miller offi­ciating. Interment will immediately follow the service at Woodlawn Memorial Park. The family of Mrs. Hart will receive friends on Mon­day, February 17, 2013, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Pendry’s Funeral Home and Crematory.

Serving as Pallbear­ers will be Kenny Hart­ley, Kasey and Nick Clark, Marty, Joel, and Jaylon Walker. Serving as honorary Pallbearers will be Dillon Laney and Joshua Crisp.

Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is hon­ored to be serving the family of Bessie Hart.

Online condolences may be placed at www.pendrysfuneralhome.com.

Marvin Wilson

Marvin Ray Wilson, 82, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at his resi­dence.

He was born in Caldwell County on Dec. 13, 1931, to the late Marvin A. and Ethel Morris Wil­son.

He was a member of Dry Ponds Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, teacher, Chairman of the Board of Directors and served on other committees. Ray was the co-founder of Saw­mills Hardware along with Dykes Wilson, A.D. Wil­son and Bill Ramsey. He was a charter member of Sawmills Fire Depart­ment and a retired chief. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Wil­son’s name was listed in the National Register of Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals 2001-2002 edition.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Jen­nie Bumgarner Wilson; his children, Tim Wilson of Granite Falls, Greg and wife Melody Wilson of Granite Falls, Patty and husband Dean Norman of Claremont, and Rob and wife Angie Wilson of Gainesville, Fla.; grandchil­dren, Amanda and Cory Moore of Granite Falls, Chris and Kristen Wilson of Greenville, Ben Wilson of Granite Falls, Heather Norman of Claremont, and Emily, Elizabeth and Anna Wilson of Gainesville, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Car­rigan Moore and Charlie Moore of Granite Falls; sister, Marie and husband Paul Bumgarner of Char­lotte; and three sisters-in-law, Myrtle Wilson of Hud­son, Jenny Wilson of Hud­son, and Jackie Bumgar­ner of Hudson.

He is preceded in death by both parents; grandson Clint Wilson of Granite Falls; brothers, Floyd Wilson of Gran­ite Falls, Boyd Wilson of Hudson, Paul Wilson of Hudson, and A.D. Wil­son of Hudson; and sister Wilma Livingston of Char­lotte.

The family will receive friends Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Dry Ponds Baptist Church. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at 3 p.m. at Dry Ponds Baptist with Dr. Rick Crouse and the Rev. Josh Dellinger officiat­ing. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests dona­tions be made to Caldwell County Hospice and Palli­ative Care, 902 Kirkwood St. NW, Lenoir, NC 28645.

Mackie Funeral Home is serving the family.

You may view the obit­uary online at www.mack­iefh.com.

Hadley Denton

Robert Hadley Den­ton, beloved husband, father and grandfather, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, after 85 years of a life filled with devo­tion to family, service to his state, a career in the telephone industry, and a love of roaming the hills and wading the creeks of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Hadley was born in Lenoir, on Nov. 6, 1928, the son of Robert W. Denton and Mary Eliz­abeth (Mae) Thomp­son. He was a graduate of Lenoir High School, where he starred in foot­ball, and attended the then-Appalachian State Teachers College on a football scholarship.

Service to country, state, and county was an important part of Had­ley’s life. He trained as an aviation cadet in the U.S. Air Force following World War II and sub­sequently joined the N.C. National Guard. He spent 38 years in the Guard, retiring in 1988 with the rank of Lieuten­ant Colonel. During his five years of service with the Lenoir Recreation Commission, two years as chairman, he was a driving force in the suc­cessful effort to build the Lenoir Aquatics and Fitness Center.

After returning home from the Air Force, Hadley began a 37-year career with Southern Bell and AT&T: as a lineman, helping to bring telephone ser­vice to rural parts of the state; as an engineer; and in management.

On Valentine’s Day in 1954, Hadley proposed to the love of his life, Betty Rachel Beam of Spruce Pine. They were married in June of that year, beginning a mar­riage that would last almost 60 years.

Two passions Hadley shared with his children were his love of reading and his love of the out­doors. Indoors at home, he was rarely without a book or newspaper in his hands. Outdoors, he took his children, as soon as they could walk, to fish his favor­ite creeks and hike his favorite trails. He provid­ed them every possible educational opportuni­ty and later took great pride in his children and grandchildren attending and becoming alumni of some of the finest uni­versities in the United States.

In 1996 Hadley built a retirement home on Deer Lake at Brevard, his residence at the time of his death.

Hadley is survived by his wife, Betty; his sis­ter, Mavis Denton Rader of Asheville; two sons, a daughter, three grand­sons, and two grand­daughters. His imme­diate family includes: Dr. Eric Hadley and Sylke Keding Denton of Berlin, Germany, and daughter, Effi Scarlett; Robert Van and Tali Denton of Raleigh and sons, Robert Taliaferro and William Hadley; Mark and Dr. Mary Eliz­abeth (Betsy) Burrows of Brevard and son, John Hadley, and daughter, Brooke Elizabeth.

Hadley will be buried in a private ceremony at Blue Ridge Memo­rial Park in Lenoir. A memorial service for friends and family will be held on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Pendry’s Funeral Home of Lenoir. In lieu of flow­ers, the family asks for memorials to be made to Hospice of Transylva­nia County or Solace of Asheville.

Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is hon­ored to be serving the family of Robert Hadley Denton.

Online condolences may be placed at www.pendrysfuneralhome.com.

Betty Rhyne

Betty Lee Andrews Rhyne, 92, of Kings­ton Residence of Hicko­ry passed away on Fri­day, February 14, 2014.

Her funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, in Lincolnton at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, with Pastor Mike Collins officiat­ing, and the Rev. Jim Evans assisting at the grave­side. Burial will follow in the Grace Lutheran Church Cemetery in Newton. The family will receive friends on Tues­day from 1:00 until 1:45 p.m. in the North Wing of the church.

Mrs. Rhyne was born December 16, 1921, in Buncombe County to the late Ellison Capers Andrews and Willie Ber­nice Foster Andrews. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Clifford A. Rhyne, and a daughter, Betsy Rhyne Mazak. Mrs. Rhyne was the Director of Social Services for Lincoln County for 19 years.

She is survived by a daughter, Martha Rhyne-Winkler and husband Dorman of Granite Falls; son-in-law, Richard Mazak of Lincolnton; a sister, Kathleen Wagner of Tryon; brother-in-law, Douglas Rhyne and wife Marion of Dallas, N.C.; sister-in-law, Myra Rhyne of Kingston; two nieces, Betty Kathleen Hender­son of Chinle, Ariz., and Kristine Kriener Kraus of Durham; three nephews, John Kriener and wife Barbara of Alamosa, Colo., Karlos Kriener of Spar­tanburg, S.C., and Leslie Kriener of Spartanburg, S.C.; and numerous great-nieces and great-neph­ews.

Memorials may be made to Palliative Care­ Center & Hospice of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658; Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 216 S. Aspen Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092; or Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, 5721 Rocky Mount Road, Granite Falls, NC 28630.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Rhyne fam­ily.

Louise Pearson

Louise Lail Pearson, 87, of Morganton died Fri­day, February 14, 2014. She was born in Catawba County on December 21, 1926, and was a daughter of the late Dewey and Eula LaFone Lail. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Jefferson Pearson, and by brothers, D. W. Lail and Guy Lail. During World War II, Lou­ise was a member of the Cadet Nurses Corp.

Louise is survived by her sons, Ned Pearson of Greensboro, Rich­ard Pearson and his wife, Claudia, of Birmingham, Ala., and James Pearson and his wife, Judy, of Mor­ganton; a sister, Joan Lail of Hickory; brother-in-law, Clarence “Ben” Pearson of Morganton; sister-in-law, Lillian Lail of Lenoir; seven grandchildren; and numer­ous great-grandchildren.

The funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at St. Charles Bor­romeo Catholic Church with Father Kenneth Whittington officiating. A private family burial will follow at Burke Memo­rial Park. The pallbearers will be Russ Pearson, Tim Pearson, Blake Pearson, Hunter Pearson, Conrad Pearson, Zac Pearson, and April Pearson Kerans. The family will receive friends at the church Wednesday from 12:30 until 2:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Burke County Friends for Ani­mals, P.O. Box 1884, Mor­ganton, NC 28680, or to Burke Hospice and Pallia­tive Care Inc., 1721 Enon Road, Valdese, NC 28690.

Condolences may be made online at www.facebook.com/groups/louisesnest or to www.sos­somanfuneralservice.com.