Obituaries for Feb. 25, 2014
Junie Carol Wiesemeyer, 74, of Old Johns River Road, Collettsville, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at Palliative Care and Hospice of Catawba Valley. She was born Oct. 8, 1939, in Caldwell County to the late Sherrill Crystal and Velma Shook Putnam. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Louis Wiesemeyer.
Mrs. Wiesemeyer was a bank teller for Wells Fargo Bank and was a member of Central Baptist Church in Lenoir.
Survivors include one son, Kevin Lee Wiesemeyer and wife Donna Lynn of the home; one daughter, Cynthia Renee´ Wiesemeyer of Charlotte; one sister, Shirley Creger of Hudson; three grandchildren, Joshua Wiesemeyer, David Lee Wiesemeyer and Robin Kelly Wiesemeyer; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Central Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. John M. Jernigan.
The family will receive friends from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658
Online condolences may be left at www.greer-mcelveenfuneralhome.com.
Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
Nancy "Nannie" Wilson Stout, 94, of Lenoir passed away on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at the Shaire Center Nursing Home in Lenoir. Nannie was born on Feb. 16, 1920, in Trade, Tenn., to the late Marvin and Freida Parks Wilson. In addition to her parents, Nannie was preceded in death by her husband, John Kelly Stout; daughters, Mary Jo Stout Lovette and Nancy Karen Stout; four sisters; and four brothers. Nannie loved gardening and caring for her family.
Nannie is survived by two daughters, Edna Viers of Bristol, Tenn., and Barbara Tiller of Knoxville, Tenn.; four sons, Norman Stout of Lenoir, D.L. Stout and wife Kay of Abingdon, Va., John Kelly Stout Jr. and wife Carol of Lawton, Okla., and Roger Stout of Sawmills; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, from the Mountain City Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank Johnson to officiate.
The family will receive friends from 12:30-2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
Graveside service and interment will follow at the Sunset Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be David Caldwell, Dalton Caldwell, Bruce Jett, Joey Childress, Joe Timbs and Eric Stout. Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Wilson, Harvey Brown, Danny Ray Wilson, Pat Trench and Darrell Arnold.
Condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.mountaincityfh.com.
The family of Nancy "Nannie" Wilson Stout has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church St., Mountain City, TN 37683.
Mary Ida Cook, 71, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday,
Feb. 22, 2014, at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care in Lenoir. She was born April 26, 1942, in Caldwell County to the late Tom L. Smith and Mary Triplette Smith.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Tommy Smith, Joe Smith and Eddie Smith.
Mrs. Cook was a homemaker and a caregiver to her father, mother and brother. She was a member at College Avenue Baptist Church for 64 years.
Survivors include her husband for 52 years, Doug Cook of the home, and two sons, Tom Cook and wife Sherry of Hudson, and Lt. Col. Beau Cook and wife Teresa of Blowing Rock. She also leaves behind five wonderful grandchildren, Madison, Maya, Makena, Caleb and Sarah.
A private funeral service will be held, followed by a memorial service at College Avenue Baptist Church at 12:00 on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.
The family respectfully requests that memorials be sent to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood St. NW, Lenoir, NC 28645, and College Avenue Baptist Church, 1201 College Ave. SW, Lenoir, NC 28645.
Online condolences may be sent to the Cook Family at www.evansfuneralservice.com
Evans Funeral Service & Crematory of Lenoir is serving the Cook Family.
Fanny Lue Colley Teague, 61, of Waterfalls Road, Lenoir, passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care in Hudson. Born June 21, 1952, in Virginia, she was a daughter of Robert and Roxie Coffey Colley. She was a member of South Caldwell Family Worship Center in Hudson, and was a retired inspector at Fairfield Furniture.
Fanny was dearly loved by her family and friends, and blessed all who knew her with humor, cooking, and sharing the bounty of her vegetable gardens.
She is survived by five children, Lueann Sawyer and husband Arthur of Lenoir, Jesse Teague and wife Lucille of Vilas, John Teague and wife Denise of Granite Falls, Amy Ashley and husband Dwayne of Boone, and Tommy Teague and wife Carrie of Lenoir; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Geraldine Coffey and husband Bill of Lenoir, and Norma Jean Harris and husband Rob of Morganton; and three brothers, Robert Colley and wife Margie, and Rex Colley and wife Karen, all of Morganton, and Billy Colley and wife Paula of Lenoir.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse James Teague Sr.; sister, Ann Ada Teague; and brother, Clyde Douglas Coffey.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Austin and Barnes Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by the Rev. Buford Pennell and the Rev. Fred Howell. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Monday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Austin & Barnes.
The family suggests memorials to Caldwell Hospice, 526 Pine Mountain Road, Hudson, NC 28638.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at the website austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Teague family.
Isabelle (Polly) Steele was called home by her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
She was born June 11, 1920, in Richmond, Va., to the late Laura and Willis Moore. She attended the public schools in Richmond and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1937.
She married the Rev. John S. Steele of La Fayette, Ga., in 1937. After his graduation from Union Theological Seminary, she shared her love and devotion to God with her husband in churches in Georgia, Virginia, South Carolina and North Carolina. After retirement, they settled in Lenoir to be near their daughter. She was preceded in death by her parents, an older sister and her husband.
Survivors are her daughters, Emily Moore and Mary Felton (Frank) of Lenoir; son, John S. Steele Jr. (Kathryn) of North Wilkesboro; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Burial will be private. A celebration of life will be held Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Fairview Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Edyth Pruett and the Rev. Dr. Tim Brittain of Hudson United Methodist Church officiating.
Serving as pallbearers will be the Grandsons of Mrs. Isabelle (Polly) Steele.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
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 Isabelle (Polly) Steele.
Edward Anderson Sr.
Edward Carl Anderson Sr., 99, of Morganton died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Grace Ridge Retirement Community in Morganton. He was born June 22, 1914, in Johns River Township of Caldwell County to the late Ambrose Plato (A.P.) Anderson Sr. and Vera Estelle Houck Anderson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Wilhemina (Willa) Rockett Anderson; one son, E. Carl Anderson Jr.; and siblings, Geneva Watson, Annie Owen, Charles Wilson Anderson, Mary Louise Wilson and Harold Jackson “Jack” Anderson.
Mr. Anderson lived a full life with accomplishments in both his personal and professional life. He was a life deacon at First Baptist Church Lenoir and past president of Lenoir Lion’s Club and past president of Caldwell County Chamber of Commerce. He also served on the Caldwell County Economic Development Commission. Carl was President and Chairman of the Board of Anderson Truck Line Inc. He served as President and Director Emeritus of N.C. Trucking Association and on the Board of Directors for South Carolina and Georgia Trucking Associations. He held the position of North Carolina State Vice President to the American Trucking Association, where he was recognized as a pioneer in the trucking industry. Carl achieved the rank of 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason and Shriner. Additionally he was the Grand Chancellor Commander of N.C. Knights of Pythias.
Survivors include a son, Dan E. Anderson and wife Ervil of Lenoir; one brother, A.P. Anderson Jr. and wife Mabel “Bunch” of Lenoir; two sisters Ruth Mikeal and Polly Eller, both of Lenoir; three grandchildren, Jonathan Dax Anderson and wife Ursula, Morgan Anderson Smith and husband Clark, and Brooke Killough Tripp and husband Justin; five great-grandchildren, Hazel Anderson, Trip Smith, Bailey Smith, Davis Tripp and Cameron Tripp; and family friend, Jerome Zonca.
Memorial services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Lenoir conducted by Dr. David Smith. Interment will be private.
The family will receive friends following the service in the church parlor.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Lenoir, Memorial Fund, 304 Main 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.
Donald Eugene Walker, 77, of Woodside Terrace, Granite Falls, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care-Hudson. He was born Sept. 7, 1936, in Caldwell County to the late Willard W. Walker and Pansy Shoemake Walker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two wives, Linda Greene Walker and Faye Loftin Walker; and a son, Jeff Oliver.
Mr. Walker was retired from Broyhill Furniture Industry as a machine room operator. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of First Baptist Church of Whitnel.
Survivors include two sons, Reginald E. Walker and wife Pat of Kings Creek, and Timm Walker and wife Jeanie of Collettesville; three daughters, Mrs. Donna Jean Walker Stevens and husband Chad of Lenoir, Mrs. Michele Lynn East and husband Ricky, and Ms. Maria O. Ledbetter, all of Lenoir; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Angela Corne and husband Bryan of Kernersville, and Mrs. Venessa Pelliccione and husband John of Granite Falls; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Whitnel conducted by the Rev. Don Ingle, the Rev. Steve Walsh and the Rev. Stuart White. Interment to follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 912 Kirkwood St. NW, Lenoir, NC 28645, or First Baptist Church of Whitnel, P.O. Box 2999, Lenoir, NC 28645.
Online condolences may be left at www.greer-mcelveenfuneralhome.com. Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
Robert (Bobby) Ward Greene, 66, of Lenoir died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Missouri. Arrangements are not final at this time. There will be a memorial at a later date.
Robert Thompson Hunner, 85, passed away Feb. 23, 2014, at Shaire Center in Lenoir.
Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.
Online condolences may be sent to the Hunner Family at http://www.evansfuneralservice.com/
Evans Funeral Service & Crematory of Lenoir is serving the family.
James H. Britt, 90, passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2014, at Caldwell Hospice.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
Online condolences may be sent to the Britt Family at www.evansfuneralservice.com
Evans Funeral Service & Crematory of Lenoir is serving the Britt Family.
Frank Lee Chrisco, 76, of Halls Mountain Lane, Boomer, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Bradenton, Fla.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Maggie Hall Chrisco of the home; a daughter, Melinda Fargis of Burlington; a stepdaughter, Lisa D. Wentworth of Raleigh; a son, David Chrisco of Chattanooga, Tenn.; two stepsons, David Smith of Havelock and George Wentworth of El Dorado, Calif.; a brother, Ty Chrisco of WS; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral service will be conducted 12 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at Goshen Baptist Church in Wilkesboro. Burial will follow in the Franklin Estes Cemetery in Collettsville. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be given to: Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
Condolences may be made to: www.adamsfunerals.com.