Obituaries for May 4, 2013

May. 03, 2013 @ 05:59 PM

Jailah Steptoe

Jailah Zah’Niya Leigh Steptoe was born and passed away Wednesday May 1, 2013, at Catawba Valley Medical Center.

She is the infant daughter of Mariah Steptoe of Lenoir and is also survived by her grandparents, Sharon Boyce, Jerry Taylor and Major Steptoe; an aunt, Shaniah Boyce; uncles, Jeremy Boyce, Devin Boyce and Shykale Steptoe; and a host of great aunts, great uncles and cousins.

A graveside service will be held Monday, May 6, 2013, at 4 p.m. at Blue Ridge Memorial Park with Pastor Geralene Patterson and Co-Pastor Aaron Patterson Jr. of Christ Church of Lenoir officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service at Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home at 3 p.m.

Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the family of Jailah Zah’Niya Leigh Steptoe.

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Charles Crisp

Charles Clifton Crisp, 82, of Collettesville passed away on Friday, May 3, 2013, at his residence.

Mr. Crisp was born in Caldwell County to the late John Sherman Crisp and Mrs. Martha Philyaw Crisp. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by four brothers, Joseph Crisp, Morris Crips, Forrest Crisp and John Vernon Crisp; three sisters, Lucille Crisp, Jewell Stillwell and Doris Bradshaw; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Crisp leaves behind a sister, Laverl Hayes of Collettesville, and many nieces and nephews to cherish his memory.

Mr. Crisp was retired from the United States Air Force and was a member of Rocky Springs Baptist Church.

Funeral Services for Mr. Crisp will be Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Rocky Springs Baptist Church in Collettsville with the Rev. Joe Greer officiating. Burial will immediately follow the service at the Crisp Family Cemetery. The family of Mr. Crisp will receive friends an hour prior to the service from 1-2 p.m. at the church.

Serving as pallbearers for Mr. Crisp’s service are Hunter Dillard, Brian Dillard, Jeffrey Marley, Kevin Sesco, Ethan Sesco, and Jeremy Binge. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Caleb Dillard and Clifford Crisp.

The family of Mr. Crisp requests that memorials be sent to Caldwell County Hospice and Palliative Care 902 Kirkwood St., Lenoir, NC 28645.

Pendry’s Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Charles Crisp.

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