Obituaries for Feb. 20, 2014

Feb. 19, 2014 @ 04:10 PM

Annie Bumgarner

Annie Hass Brown Bumgarner, 80, of Connelly Springs went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at her residence. She was born June 19, 1933, in Caldwell County, daughter of the late Rufus and Bertha Bollinger Hass.

Annie was a charter member of Clearview Church, where she taught Sunday School, led GA’s and was active in the WMU. She is a member of Drowning Creek Baptist Church. She was a homemaker until later in life, when she worked at Fairway Cleaners in Hudson and Valdese Cleaners doing alterations.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her loving husband of 49 years, Daniel E. Brown; two brothers, Marshall Hass and Ben Hass; and two sisters, Mildred Hatley and Ruby Yount.

She is survived by her husband, Boyd Bumgarner; daughter, Dolores Brown of Connelly Springs; sons, Jim Brown of Rhodhiss and Mark Brown of Presque Isle, Maine; two granddaughters, Anna Maness of Hickory and Erin Johnson of Cleveland, S.C.; grandson, Waylon Brown of Connelly Springs; six great-grandchildren, Jered Winebarger and Tyler Bowman of Hickory, Daniel Hunt, Patrick Johnson, Andrew Johnson and Eli Johnson of Cleveland, S.C.; three brothers, Marvin Hass, Truitt Hass, and Thad Hass all of Hudson; four sisters, Lois Quinn of Lenoir, Catherine Kale of Huntsville, Ark., Shirley Hass of Lenoir, Gladys Hass of Charleston, S.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be at Clearview Baptist Church on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Johnny Johnson officiating. Pallbearers will be Jered Winebarger, Waylon Brown, Jimmy Johnson, Jon Simmons, Bob Yount and Odell Sigmon. Drowning Creek Baptist Church will host a reception for family and friends at 3 p.m. in the church fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to Drowning Creek Baptist Church, 875 Cape Hickory Road, Hickory, NC 28601, or Burke County Hospice & Palliative Care, 1721 Enon Road, Valdese, NC 28690.

Mackie Funeral Home is serving the family.

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

Carolyn Rutherford

A memorial service for Carolyn Louise Tate Rutherford will be held in the Fleming Memorial Chapel of Ebony Funeral Services at 2:30 p.m. Family and friends will receive 30 minutes before the service, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014.

Ebony Funeral Services of Morganton are in charge of arrangements.

Nannie Greene

Nannie Lou Cox Greene, 89, of Hickory passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at Trinity Village in Hickory.

Born Feb. 7, 1925, in Morganton, she was the daughter of the late Oehler C. Cox and Hettie Brown Cox.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alonzo L. “Lonnie” Greene, as well as brothers, Zennie Cox, Oehler C. Cox Jr., Garvel Cox and Clifton Cox; and sisters, Wanza Cox Brown, Katherine Cox Dunning, Inez Cox Roper, Waldene Cox Berry and Mozelle Cox.

Nannie worked as a telephone operator for Bell South in both Morganton and Lenoir as well as for Centel in Hickory. She was also a homemaker devoted to her family.

Nannie is survived by a daughter, Lisa Greene of Hickory.

A graveside service will be held at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens of Falling Creek Road in Hickory on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Nannie’s memory to Trinity Village, 1265 21st St. NE, Hickory, NC 28601, or Alzheimer’s Association, Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215.

The family would like to extend their thanks to all of the staff at Trinity Village for the loving care and support that they provided Nannie during her last years, allowing her to endure her battle with Alzheimer’s with both dignity and grace.

Bass-Smith Funeral Home in Hickory is serving the family of Nannie Lou Cox Greene and on-line condolences may be left for the family at www.bass-smithfuneralhome.com.

Pinola Holman

Pinola Crotts Holman, 83, of Granite Falls went home to be with her Lord on Feb. 18, 2014, at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care in Hudson.

Mrs. Holman was born in Caldwell County on Sept. 17, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Frank Crotts and Mary Lola Yount Crotts. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Dudley Shoals.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Zetta Mae Crotts Frye.

Survivors include her loving husband of 52 years, Lawrence J. Holman of the home; daughters, Sheila Burns and husband Phil of Lenoir, and Sharon De Anda and husband Bernard of Granite Falls; sons, Doug Garner and wife Sherri of Virginia, and Scott Holman of Granite Falls; sister, Barbara Crotts Frye of Granite Falls; brother-in-law, Gerald Frye of Granite Falls; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three special nephews.

Funerals services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Dudley Shoals with the Rev. Calvin Hargett officiating. Burial will follow at Catawba Memorial Park in Hickory.

The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:30-2 p.m. at the church.

The family would like to express a heartfelt appreciation to the staff at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care in Hudson for the love and care shown to our wife and mother.Thank you from the depth of our hearts.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully request that memorials be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood St. NW, Lenoir, NC 28645, or Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 4948 Burns Road, Granite Falls, NC 28630.

Betty Paen

Betty Hazen Paen of Lenoir died at Caldwell Memorial Hospital on Feb. 17, 2014, after a brief illness. She was born to the late James W. and Louise B. Mercer in Athens, Ga., on May 3, 1932. She was preceded in death by her former husband, Maynard Doran Hazen of Athens, Ga., and a brother, Gen. James Robert Mercer of Gainesville, Ga.

She is survived by her husband, Anthony Joseph Paen of Lenoir; five children, Larry Doran Hazen of Linville, Lynne Hazen Morell of Greenwich, Conn., Mimi Hazen Burke of Rye, N.Y., Lisa Hazen Davies of Greenwich, Conn., and Amy Hazen Spaeth of Greenwich, Conn.; two stepsons, Steven Michael Paen of Plantation, and Anthony James Paen of Ketchum, Idaho;15  grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

In addition to being a homemaker, Mrs. Paen had an extensive and varied professional background. She was Director of Volunteer Services and Patient Relations for United Hospital before retiring in 1994. In her role at United, she ran the Volunteer Services Department of over 800 volunteers and received many corporate and community awards. She was a member of the American Society of Directors of Volunteer Services, the New York State Association of Volunteer Services, and the National and New York State Hospice Associations. She was a founder and President of the NYSADVS and served on many committees as well as for the national organization, the ASDVS. Previously, Mrs. Paen was a Division Manager for Personnel Aides in Greenwich, Conn., and founded Executive Secretarial Placement Agency in Stamford, Conn.

Mrs. Paen was also very active in community and volunteer affairs. She served on the Board of the Twig Executive Committee and was a member of the Rye Historical Society, the Rye Youth Council, American Cancer Society, and The Port Chester Council of Community Services. Prior to coming to Rye, she was a member of and President of the Wilmette, Ill., Junior Auxiliary of the Women’s club, District Junior Director for the Illinois Federation of Women’s Clubs, and a Board Member and 1st Vice President of the Wilmette Historical Society. After retiring, in her role as co-chair of the Caldwell Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Spring Antique Show, she received the 1996 Governor’s Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service presented by Governor Jim Hunt.

Mrs. Paen will be remembered as a caring and loving mother and wife, for her infectious enthusiasm, her sense of humor, her love of life, and her significant contributions to her community. She travelled extensively and loved her children and grandchildren. She also loved her porch, her garden and flowers, and cooking. She had her own radio cooking show and reviewed restaurants as well.

Her memorial service will be held at Rye, N.Y., Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 24. Memorials may be sent to Caldwell Hospice and Pallitive Care, 902 Kirkwood St. NW, Lenoir, NC 28645.

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

Lorraine Collins

Lorraine Carpenter Collins, 84, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at her residence. She was born in Detroit, Mich., on April 2, 1929, to the late Burl Carpenter and Zora Plemmons Carpenter. Mrs. Collins retired from Caldwell Senior Center.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Ward Collins; daughter, Cynthia Collins Woodcock; and brothers, Haskell Carpenter and Colin Carpenter.

She is survived by her daughters, Jackie Storie, Rebecca Collins, and Karen Evans and husband Thomas; brothers, Gordon Carpenter and wife Sandy, and Carroll Carpenter and wife Carolyn; sisters, Marlene Lambert, Sybil Carpenter Hobbs and husband Stuart, and Sylvia Carpenter; grandchildren, Michelle Hall, Matthew Hall, Bart Woodcock, Crystal Martin, Melonie Pipes, and Amanda Vittitow and husband Joshua; great-grandchildren, Matison Hall, Dylan Woodcock, Devin Woodcock, Dalton Inman, Collin Inman, and Elijah Vittitow; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Mrs. Collins life will be held in the Chapel of Evans Funeral Service on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Jim Lee officiating. Burial will immediately follow the service at Mountain View Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 prior to the service.

The family respectfully requests memorials be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood St. NW, Lenoir, NC 28645, or Caldwell Senior Center, 650 Pennton Ave. SW, Lenoir, NC 28645.

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

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