Obituaries for Dec. 7, 2013

Dec. 06, 2013 @ 04:21 PM

Karen Barngrover-Glove

Karen “Kate” Leila Barngrover-Glove, 63, of Lenoir went home with our Lord on Dec. 6, 2013.

Kate was born on Dec. 5, 1950, in Newfoundland, Canada, to the late Robert Barngrover and Vivian Morey Barngrover. In addition to her parents, Kate was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen Glove, a sister, Joyce Barngrover, a brother, Brian Barngrover, and son-in-law Tommy Oxford. She is survived by her daughter, Stephenie Oxford of Lenoir; one son, Shane Glove of Rancho Cordova, Calif.; two sisters, Becky McElliot and husband Ron of Medford, Ore., and Debbie Barngrover of Dahlonega, Ga.; two brothers, Kenny Barngrover of Yuba City, Calif., and Robert Barngrover Jr. of Medford, Ore.; and grandsons Brandon Oxford and Chad Oxford of Lenoir; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Receiving for Kate will be on Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 3-7 p.m. at the home and the service will be on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m. at St. Stephen Lutheran Church at 1406 Harper Ave., Lenoir, with Pastor Tony Bradshaw officiating.

Kate had a life full of interesting adventures that provided her many experiences. But, her most precious years were the past years spent here in North Carolina with her Grandsons. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

Please consider making a donation to Helping Hands Clinic in Lenoir in honor of Kate.

Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is assisting the family of Karen “Kate” Leila Barngrover-Glove with arrangements.

Online condolences may be placed at

Floretta Colvard

Floretta “Tootie” Penley Colvard, 80, of Brentwood Circle, Lenoir, died Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care – Lenoir. She was born Nov. 11, 1933, in Mitchell County to the late Elam and Vettie Wilson Pritchard. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Ken Pritchard, Daris Pritchard and Delmer Penley; and five sisters, Margaret Braswell, Sylvia Biggerstaff, Pauline Pyatt, Ruby Deaton and Dovie Stamey.

Mrs. Colvard was retired from Broyhill Furniture and was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth D. Colvard of the home; one son, Tim R. Colvard and wife Julia of Rutherford College; one daughter, Linda Wyke Wilson and husband Woody of Lancaster, S.C.; one brother, Damon Pritchard and wife Ruby of Crossnore; one sister, Florence Curtis of Burlington; grandchildren, Angie Clark, Chris Hill, Stacey Hill and Chase Glenn; six great-grandchildren, Lynx Cannon, Lexus Cannon, Landon Clark, Livia Clark, Lane Clark and Stacy Hill Jr.; and one great-great-grandchild, Matthew Hill.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Greer-McElveen Funeral Home Chapel conducted by the Rev. Ron Burgett. Interment followed at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens of Lenoir.

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

Serving as pallbearers were Chase Glenn, Chris Hill, David Penley, Eric Braswell, Lynx Cannon and Brian Clark.

Memorial contributions may be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood St. NW, Lenoir, NC 28645.

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

Lucy Hood

Lucy Ann Dula Hood, 78, died Thursday, Dec 5, 2013. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced by Ebony Funeral Services of Lenoir.