Obituaries for Sept. 21, 2013

Sep. 20, 2013 @ 04:48 PM

Joshua Shumaker

Joshua Lee Shumaker, 24, of Ed Taylor Road, West Jefferson, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at Carolinas Medical Center. He was born Oct. 26, 1988, in Caldwell County to Mary Stiles Grady of Valdese and Marvin Lee Shumaker of Granite Falls.

Mr. Shumaker was employed by Thomasville Furniture and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors in addition to his parents include a daughter, Alanya Shumaker of Lenoir; stepfather, Steven Grady of Lenoir; three brothers, Mason Reyes of Valdese, Tanner Shumaker of Hudson and Noah Shumaker of Granite Falls; one sister, Chelsey Bentley of Gamewell; maternal grandparents James and Barbara Taylor; paternal grandparents Margaret Gentry and Eddie Shumaker; and maternal great-grandmother, Mary Bailey of Hudson.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Second Chance Ministries, 4461 Hickory Nut Ridge Road, Hudson, conducted by the Rev. Alvin Woodruff and the Rev. Matthew Moodey. Interment will follow at East Hudson Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends from 12 to 1:30 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Second Chance Ministries, 4461 Hickory Nut Ridge Road, Hudson, NC 28638.

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

Mary Morgan

Mary Sue Morgan, 52, of Prospect Street, Lenoir, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Ebony Funeral Service of Lenoir.

Dennis Phillips

Dennis Martin Phillips of Dulatown Road, Lenoir, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at Carolinas Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Ebony Funeral Service of Lenoir is in charge of arrangements.

Edward Lipford

Edward Lipford, 77, of Finley Avenue, Lenoir, died Friday at home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Ebony Funeral Service.