Obituaries for May 19, 2013

May. 18, 2013 @ 04:13 PM

Floyd Earp

Floyd Marshall Earp, 27, of Lenoir died Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory.

Terry Bowman

Terry Leah Payne Bowman, 60, of Granite Falls passed away Friday, May 17, 2013, at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care in Hudson.

Born May 3, 1953, in Caldwell County, she was the daughter of the late Quincy Payne and Shirley Crowe Justice. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Danny Lester Bowman; and two daughters, Chastity Bowman and Shelly Bowman.

She is survived by her daughter, Buffy Bowman Baker and husband Rodney Lee Baker of Granite Falls; stepfather, Everette Justice of Hudson; special best friends, Libby Campbell of Granite Falls and Tamela Gaudette of Hudson; and her loving pets, Lady, Cooper, Shine and Bella.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, May 20, 2013, 2 p.m. at Bass-Smith Granite with the Rev. Nicky Waters officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. prior to the service at Bass-Smith Granite.

Memorials may be made in honor of Mrs. Bowman to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 526 Pine Mountain Road, Hudson, N.C. 28638, and also St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Bass-Smith Granite is serving the family of Terry Leah Payne Bowman.

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John Vanstory

John Henry Vanstory, 95, died May 16, 2013. Visitation will be held 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, May 20, at Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home, Wilkesboro Boulevard, Lenoir, with a service immediately following. Interment will be at Snow Creek Cemetery in Olin.