Obituaries for Sept. 25, 2013

Sep. 24, 2013 @ 04:04 PM

June Turner

June A. Kirby Turner, 80, of Cody Place, Lenoir, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care. She was born June 28, 1933, in Caldwell County to the late Russell and Kate Keller Kirby.

Mrs. Turner was the last of seven children to pass away.

Mrs. Turner retired from Singer Furniture Company and attended Lovelady Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, R.L. Turner of the home; one son, Travis White of Granite Falls; two daughters, Candis Robbins and husband Franklin of Granite Falls, and Robin Turner of Virginia; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 1497 Airport Rhodhiss Road, Hickory, NC 28601 conducted by the Rev. Terry Ritchie.

The family respectfully requests no flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to: Caldwell Hospice and Palliative 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.

Margie Fletcher

Margie Triplett Fletcher went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at Caldwell Hospice & Palliative Care. She was born in Catawba County on Aug. 30, 1928, to the late Horace Propst and Texie Mace Propst.

Margie had taken the time to write some things she wanted her friends to remember about her, including: She was proud that she finished Granite Falls High School and attended Caldwell Community College. Margie adored her family, she would always say they could walk on water and they didn’t have to know where the stones are. Margie was a charter member of Clover Baptist Church and later became a faithful member at Dry Ponds Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School and sang in the choir. She worked at Frye Regional Medical Center and helped the hospital chaplain minister to families. Margie had lived the last six years at Lenoir HealthCare.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers, Bill “Wild Bill” Gilliland, John Gilliland, and Roy “Pudge” Gilliland; sisters, Susan “Poochie” Smith, and Frances “Pat” Stillwell.

Margie is survived by her children’s father, to whom she was married for 47 years, Alvin Triplett; children, Byron Triplett and wife Pam; Bobby Triplett and wife Janice; Lenita Pope and husband Tim; brother, Rhonda Gilliland of Granite Falls; sister, Sherry Hart and husband Jerry of Claremont; grandchildren, Jason Triplett and wife Nicole; Todd Triplett and wife Wendy; Jennifer Taylor and husband Jody; Amy Wendelborg and husband Chad; Nichole Watters and husband Chris; Ethan Pope and Austin Pope; great-grandchildren, Justin Triplett, Lauren Triplett, Griffin Taylor, Jake Taylor, Bethany Wendelborg, Natalie Wendelborg, Graham Watters, and Charlee Kate Watters.

A home going celebration for Margie will be held at Dry Ponds Baptist Church on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at 5 p.m. with Dr. Rick Crouse and the Rev. Josh Dellinger officiating. Interment will immediately follow the service in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

The family will receive friends from 3:30 until 5 prior to the service.

The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Caldwell Hospice & Palliative, 902 Kirkwood St. NW, Lenoir, NC 28645.

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

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

Helen Baker

Helen Kathryn Hallman Baker died Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at Trinity Village, Hickory.

Arrangements will be announced by Bass-Smith Granite.

John McMillian

John Darius McMillian, 61, of Todd Street, Lenoir, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care – Lenoir. He was born Sept. 1, 1952, in Alleghany County to the late Freel McMillian and Hattie Maxwell McMillian. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.

Mr. McMillian was a self-employed concrete finisher. He enjoyed fishing, the Pittsburgh Steelers and was an avid Dale Earnhardt Sr. fan.

Survivors include his wife, Mary McMillian of Winston-Salem; daughters, Jona Dula, and Jewel Patterson and husband Kyle, both of Lenoir, Bintakebba Banner and Maria Banner, both of Winston-Salem; stepdaughter, Regina Banner of Winston-Salem; son, John D. Banner of Winston-Salem; stepson, Jonathan Banner of Winston-Salem; sisters, Debra A. Calloway of Winston-Salem; Susie Rowe of Taylorsville and Shirley McMillian of Charlotte; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at 4 p.m. at Greer-McElveen Funeral Home Chapel.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Interment will be Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at White Plains Cemetery in Sparta.

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