Obituaries for Oct. 13, 2013

Oct. 12, 2013 @ 06:12 PM

Jimmy Lee Minton

Jimmy Lee Minton, 56, of Lenoir passed away on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at Caldwell Memorial Hospital.

The family will receive friends on Monday, Oct. 14, from 1-2 p.m. at Pendry’s Funeral Home.

Burial will follow in the Townsend Family Cemetery in Banner Elk.

Ava Lee Maher

Mrs. Ava Lee Maher, 86, passed away on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at Caldwell Hospice. She was born in Caldwell County on Nov. 13, 1926, to the late Walter J. Hendrix and Bertha Correll Hendrix.

Mrs. Maher was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hudson. She loved her family and enjoyed the time she spent with them. She loved the North Carolina mountains and at one time lived at the New Jersey shore. She loved the ocean.

In her later years she enjoyed the company of her family and friends and her many visits from her son Joey.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William C. Maher; brothers, Charles Hendrix and Jerry Hendrix; and sisters, Margie Beach and Mildred Franklin.

She is survived by her son, Joseph T. Meinert Jr. of Cedar Grove, N.J.; daughter, Susan Palumbo and husband Rhus of Miami Beach, Fla.; brother, Fred Hendrix and his wife Bonnie; brother, Jack Hendrix; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Mrs. Maher’s life will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Ann Kelly officiating. Interment will immediately follow the service and Blue Ridge Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12 until 1:30 p.m. prior to the service.

The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 352 Central Street, Hudson, NC 28638, or Caldwell Hospice, 902 Kirkwood St. NW, Lenoir, NC 28645.

Online condolences may be sent to the Maher Family at

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