Obituaries for Feb. 5,2013

Feb. 05, 2013 @ 01:45 AM

Toyce Icenhour

Toyce Michael Icenhour, 101, of Lenoir passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Glenbridge Nursing Home in Boone.

Mrs. Icenhour was born in Watauga County to the late Fred Hamilton Michael and Margie Greer Michael. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Russell Icenhour; a son, Michael Icenhour; two brothers, Charles L. Michael and Fred E. Michael; two sisters, Lois M. Davis and Billie Jean M. Cook.

Survivors include her sister, Janta Hardin of Boone, and a host of other family members who will cherish her memory.

Services for Mrs. Icenhour will be held privately.

Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Toyce Michael Icenhour.

Online condolences may be placed at www.pendrysfuneralhome.com

Mickey Smith

David “Mickey” Larry Smith, 64, of Granite Falls passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at his home. Born May 4, 1948, in Banner Elk, he was a son of the late Thomas Isaac and Edith Ellen Taylor Smith.

Other than his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Bucky Smith, Oscar “Sonny” Smith and Richard Smith; and two sisters, Martha Crouch and Lula Ann Smith.

Mickey was a U.S. Army veteran who served in Vietnam. He was an auto mechanic and had worked for Hammary Furniture and Broyhill Furniture. He was a member of the American Legion.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Barbara Benfield Smith of the home; a godchild, Chastity Cozart of Hudson; two sisters, Sadie Smith Bryant of Granite Falls, and Sally Smith Trivette of Banner Elk; one brother, Fred Smith of Banner Elk; and a number of nieces and nephews whom he loved so much.

A celebration of Mickey’s life will be held 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Christian Fellowship Chapel in Granite Falls with Pastor Dan Greene and Pastor Clyde Bumgarner officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Cemetery in Granite Falls.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Christian Fellowship Chapel in Granite Falls.

The family respectfully requests memorials be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood St., Lenoir, NC 28645.

Michael Kelly

Michael Dean Kelly, 50, of Claremont passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Catawba Regional Hospice. He was born Dec. 10, 1962, in Rutherford County to the late Rev. Dean Kelly and Mary Davidson Kelly of Harmony. A celebration of life will be held on today, Tuesday, at 1 p.m. at Kistler’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Rutherfordton. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation follows at Kistler’s Chapel United Methodist Church.

Marion Pfisterer

Marion W. Pfisterer, 87, of Wexford Village Circle, Lenoir, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. at Shaire Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory.

Columbus Kincaid

Columbus Phillip “Punk” Kincaid, 95, of Hibriten Drive SE, Lenoir, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Frye Regional Medical Center after a short illness. He was born Jan. 18, 1918, in Caldwell County to the late Lynn A. and Henrietta Phillips Kincaid. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six siblings; Mary Belle Kincaid Mayberry, Clarence Kincaid, Javan Kincaid, Ora Lee “Dee” Kincaid Triplette, Marshall Kincaid and Johnsie Kincaid Mayberry, him being the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Mr. Kincaid retired from the North Carolina Department of Transportation and was a proud veteran of WWII in the Army. He was an avid golfer, Carolina Tar Heel and Atlanta Braves fan. He was past president of the Hudson Optimist Club, an active Shriner and a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Lenoir.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Carrithers Sullivan Kincaid; his daughter, Susan Kincaid Hardin and husband Richard of Mooresville; two grandchildren, Jennifer Hardin Jernigan and husband Patrick of Mooresville and Richard Hardin III of Mooresville; one great-grandchild, Piper Jay Jernigan of Mooresville; three stepchildren, Sheri Sullivan Perryman and husband Doug of Winston-Salem, Tommy Sullivan and wife Becky of Lenoir, and Brent Sullivan and wife Judy of Asheville; four step-grandchildren, Chris Perryman and Laura Sullivan of Asheville, Justin Sullivan of Phoenix, Ariz., and Zachary Sullivan of the U.S. Navy; and one step-great-grandchild, Juliet Sullivan of Asheville.

Memorial services will be held today, Feb. 5, at 2 p.m. at Greer-McElveen Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Dr. David Smith. Interment will be private.

The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to: The Claudia S. Kincaid Achievement Award Scholarship at CCC&TI, P.O. Box 600, Lenoir, N.C. 28645, or First Baptist Church of Lenoir, 304 Main St., Lenoir, N.C. 28645.

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

Alvin Wilson

The Rev. Alvin Austin Wilson, 87, of Lenoir went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Feb. 2, 2013, with his wife holding his hand.

Reverend Wilson was born Sept. 30, 1925, at the Methodist Parsonage in Misenheimer to the late Rev. Austin Wilson and Bertha Garrett Wilson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Elizabeth Wilson, Inez Wilson Davis and Lillian Wilson Pike; his half-sisters, Della Wilson Johnson and Mallie Wilson McGinnis; half-brothers Coatsworth Wilson and Layfayette Wilson; and brother-in-law Esmond Freeman.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Ruth Freeman Wilson, and his sons, Alvin A. Wilson Jr. and wife Beverly of Lenoir, and Robert F. Wilson of Hudson; granddaughter Jessica Dale of Morganton; and sister-in-law Lorene Freeman of Hudson.

Reverend Wilson was a faithful and loving minister, husband, father, father-in-law and grandfather.

He graduated from Newton High School in 1943, Pfeiffer Jr. College, with an AA degree in 1945 and UNC Chapel Hill, with a BA Degree in 1947.

Alvin taught at Hudson High School during the 1947-1948 school years. This is where Alvin met fellow teacher and future wife, Ruth Paralee Freeman. Alvin proposed Halloween night, 1947.

Reverend Wilson graduated with a master’s of divinity degree from Duke Divinity School, June 4, 1951. He married the love of his life, Ruth, on June 5, 1951. As a couple, Alvin and Ruth lived and served charges and churches throughout western N.C., spanning 38 years. Alvin Jr. was born in 1953 and Robert was born in 1955, while Alvin and Ruth were living in Lilesville.

After retirement Alvin and Ruth lived in Hudson, NC and were faithful members of Hudson United Methodist Church.

A funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at Pendry’s Chapel with the Reverend Tim Brittain officiating. The family will receive an hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Park.

Serving as pallbearers will be Al Wilson, Bob Wilson, Jim Freeman, Jack Norman, Eric Esch and Riley Davis.

Memorials may be made to Hudson United Methodist Church at 383 Main St. Hudson, NC 28638 or Mt. Zion United Methodist Church at 3138 Rolling Acres Rd. Lenoir, NC 28645.

Online condolences may be placed at www.pendrysfuneralhome.com

Elsie Hodges

Elsie Verleena Triplett Hodges, 94, of Granite Falls passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.

She was born Oct. 30, 1918, in Watauga County to the late Henry and Sally Hayes Triplett.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Hodges; one son, Homer Dwight Hodges; and three brothers, John Triplett, Branic Triplett and Bill Triplett.

She is survived by two daughters, Agnes Pope and husband Rick of Hudson, and Bina Coffey of Hildebran. In addition, she is  survived by six grandchildren, Beverly Ruppert, Mike Ruppert, Angela Porch, Vicki Spicer, Rita Simmons and Debbie Clark; 11 great-grandchildren, D. J. Ruppert, Michael Ruppert, Natalie Porch, Matthew Porch, Logan Clark, Erin Spicer Lewis, Leah Spicer, Amber Spicer, Felicia Simmons Clark, Maria Simmons Austin and Zane Simmons; four great-great-grandchildren; one niece, Irene Triplett; and one nephew, Clinton Triplett.

The family will receive friends at Mackie Funeral Home on Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 1-2 p.m. with the service to follow at 2 p.m. in the Mackie Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Rick Crouse officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Park in Lenoir.

Mackie Funeral Home is serving the Hodges family.

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

Bill Propst

Bill Horace Propst, age 63, of Lenoir died on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. The family will receive friends for a time of remembrance at noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the New Day Christian Church in Morganton. Valdese Family Funeral Care and Perfect Peace Cremations has the honor of serving the Propst Family.

Hessie Baker

Hessie Mae Holloway Baker, 81, of Lenoir died Monday, Feb. 04, 2013, at Caldwell Memorial Hospital. She was born Dec. 26, 1931, in Wilkes County to the late James G. and Stella Mae Chatham Holloway. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George H. Baker.

Mrs. Baker was retired from Broyhill Furniture and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include two sons, William H. Baker and wife Charlotte of Eden, and Bobby Ray Baker of Hickory; one daughter, Mrs. Paula Winkler and husband Douglas of Lenoir; one sister, Mrs. Fannie Craig of Lenoir; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 11 a.m. at Greer-McElveen Funeral Home Chapel conducted by the Rev. Bryan Davis. Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Serving as pallbearers will be: William Henry Baker, Bobby Baker, Douglas Winkler and Jonah Winkler.

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

Willis Hall

Willis Charles Hall, 52, of Severt Circle, Lenoir, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at the residence. He was born Aug. 9, 1960, in Seymour, Ind., to the late Kenneth Dale and Lora Ilene Robbins Hall.

Mr. Hall was a diesel mechanic with the Caldwell County School Bus Garage.

Survivors include two sons, Travis Ryan Hall of Rhodhiss and Jason Eric Hall and wife Crystal of Connelly Springs; one brother, Tim Hall of Seymour, Ind.; three sisters, Cindy Ewing, Debbie Waggoner and Bonnie Hall, all of Seymour, Ind.; and two grandchildren, Meagan Hall and Sage Hall.

The family will receive friends this evening, Feb. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mr. Hall’s residence on Severt Circle.

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

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