Obits for Jan.19

Jan. 19, 2013 @ 08:30 AM

Gene Bentley

Gene C. Bentley, age 85, of Powell Brickyard Road, Lenoir, died Friday, January 18, 2013 at Caldwell Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory.

INCOMPLETE OBIT

Jessie Whisnant

Jessie “Jim” Whisnant, 83, of Connelly Springs, passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 10:45 a.m. at his residence.  Born on June 24, 1929 in Catawba County, he was the son of the late Jessie  Whisnant, Sr. and Katie Gilliland Whisnant.

Jessie was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church on Miller Bridge Rd. in Connelly Springs.  He was a retired Auto Mechanic having worked at Whisnant’s Garage in Longview for 55 years.  He had been in declining health since retirement.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Roscoe and Spurgeon Whisnant and Carl Whisnant; three sisters, Marie Shaw, Carrie Huffman and Helen Shufford.  

He is survived by his wife, Vernice Hawkins Whisnant; one son, Reggie Whisnant and his wife, Maelea; one daughter, Tecia Whisnant of Lenoir; two grandchildren and two step-grandchildren; and his sister, Stella Gibson of Icard.

Mr. Whisnant will lie in state at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church on Miller Bridge Rd., Connelly Springs on Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 1:30-3:00 p.m.   

Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with Pastor Curtis Carroll and former Pastor Kenneth Frady officiating.   Burial will follow the service at Burke Memorial Park.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kirkseymorganton.com.

Ray Austin

Ray Wesley Austin, 84, of Cajah Mountain, died Friday, January 18, 2013 at Caldwell Memorial Hospital.  Arrangements are incomplete with Valdese Family Funeral Care and Perfect Peace Cremations.

Mary Owens

Mary Louise McLean Owens, 85, of Lenoir, passed away Friday, January 18, 2013 at her residence.

 

Mrs. Owens was born in Caldwell County to the late John McLean and Evie Lefever McLean.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy C. Owens; her brothers, Ralph and Buck McLean; three sisters, Lucille Phillips, Verna Byerly and Charlotte Byrd.

 

She was retired from the furniture industry and was a member of Grandview Park Baptist Church.

 

Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Butch Owens and wife Laura of Lenoir, Keith Owens of Lenoir and Jeff Owens of the home; her sisters, Frances Blair of Lenoir, Helen McLean of Lenoir and Ruth Wingard of South Carolina.  She also leaves behind one grandchild and three great grandchildren.

 

A graveside service will be held Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Blue Ridge Memorial Park with Reverend Rick Bowman officiating.  The family will receive friends Sunday, January 20, 2013 at Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m.

 

Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the family of Mary Louise McLean Owens.

 

Online condolences to the Owens family may be placed at www.pendrysfuneralhome.com

Rosetta Ferguson

Ferguson, Mrs. Rosetta F., 81, of Lenoir, NC passed away on January 18, 2013 at NC Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC after a period of declining health.

Service arrangements are incomplete.  Ebony Funeral Services of Lenoir is caring for the family.  em2ebony@att.net

Annie Caldwell

Mrs. Annie Corean Crisp Caldwell, 91, of 109 Foothills Dr. Morganton, NC passed away on Friday, January 18, 2013 at Grace Hospital following a period of declining health.

Service arrangements are incomplete.  Ebony Funeral Services of Morganton is caring for the family.  em2ebony@att.net

Wanetta Carpenter

Mrs. Wanetta Leigh Surratt Carpenter, 61, of Morganton, NC passed away on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Chesapeake Regional Hospital following a period of sickness.

The family will be at the home of her daughter, Bobby (Tamra) Martin 3200 Ed Bowman St. Morganton, NC.

Arrangements are incomplete.  Ebony Funeral Services of Morganton is caring for the family.  em2ebony@att.net