Obituaries for June 12, 2013

Jun. 11, 2013 @ 05:14 PM

James Dabner

James Paul Dabner, 56, of Lenoir passed away Sunday, June 22, 2013, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home & Crematory.

Kylee Walker

Kylee Delaine Walker, 4, passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at Levine Children's Hospital.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Evans Funeral Service.

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Jacob Schwaner

Jacob Schwaner, 81, of Lenoir went home to be with his heavenly father on June 10, 2013, at Camelot Manor Nursing in Granite Falls.

Born on Feb. 16, 1932, in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. He was the fourth of nine children in his family.  His family later moved to Munich, Germany, and he arrived in the U.S. on Jan. 2, 1952. He joined the Army on June 10, 1953 - 1956.  He served in the Korean Conflict. Jacob worked for Sullivan Ceiling and tile for over 40 years. He was a member of The Waterlife Church in Lenoir. Jacob loved to travel the world with his wife, Frances, and was a carpenter by trade and enjoyed fixing things in his spare time.  

Survivors include his loving wife, Frances Buchanan; son, Dennis Schwaner and wife Pamela of Madison, Wis.; grandson, Alan Schwaner of Madison, Wis.; sister, Christene Schwaner of Canada; three sisters of Germany; two brothers of Germany; and many nieces and nephews.  

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Catawba Memorial Park at 2 p.m. with Pastor Todd Braswell officiating. Entombment will follow.  

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association – Western NC Chapter, 31 College Place Suite D320, Asheville, NC  28801.

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Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations are providing professional services to the Schwaner Family.

Arthur Reid Jr.

Arthur Franklin Reid Jr., 75, of Hudson passed away Monday, June 10, 2013, at his residence.

Born in Alexander County, he was the son of the late Arthur Franklin Reid Sr. and Ola Bell Shore Reid. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Ann Reid.  

Mr. Reid was an electrician and a proud veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard. He was an active member of Miller Hill Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon. He was a past officer of the Gideon’s of Western North Carolina and former coach for Hudson Optimist Club.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Wanda Coffey Reid of the home; his sons, Lynn Reid and wife Jean of Lenoir, and David Reid and wife Debra of Hudson; his brother, Mack Reid and wife Arvie of Lenoir; a niece, Tammy Lynn Coffey of Baltimore, Md.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 13, 2013, in Pendry’s Chapel with the Rev. Steve Walsh officiating. The family will receive friends at Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home on Thursday from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. with services to follow. After services, burial will be at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Miller Hill Baptist Church 1230 Virginia St., SW, Lenoir, NC 28645.  

Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Arthur Franklin Reid Jr.

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Charlotte Stone

Charlotte Harper Stone, 77, of 17 Springdale Lane, Spartanburg, S.C., died Tuesday, June 11, 2013.

Born on April 14, 1936, Sissy was a native of Lenoir and was a daughter of the late Capt. James Cunningham and Charlotte Critz Harper. She graduated from George School and was a graduate of Wellesley College, class of 1958. Sissy moved to Spartanburg with her husband, George, in 1965. She was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Advent and the LaAnna United Methodist Church in LaAnna, Pennsylvania. Sissy was also a member of the Fortnightly Garden Club, Tome and Tare Garden Club, and The Assembly.

Sissy is survived by her husband, George Eliot Stone, and her three children, Ruth Gray Stone Ripley and her husband, Clements, of Charleston, S.C., and Sarasota, Fla., Lucy Hull Stone of Greenville, S.C., and Eliot Stone and his wife, Michel, of Spartanburg, S.C.; six grandchildren, Charlotte Rosemary Cusano, Louis Caporale Cusano, and Emma Harper Cusano of Morristown, N.J., and Mary Eliot Stone, Elizabeth Finley Stone, and William George Stone of Spartanburg S.C.; and one brother, James Cunningham Harper Jr. and his wife, Eleanor, of Charlotte. She is also survived by 14 nieces and nephews; and Mac, the family English Setter.

Sissy was predeceased by her brother George Finley Harper and her sister Lucy Harper Grier.

The family deeply appreciates the compassionate care given by Dr. James Bearden and wishes to thank the staff of the Spartanburg Regional Hospice and of Integrys Caregiving. Special thanks go to Linda Pearson and Eula Foster.

A memorial service to celebrate Sissy’s life will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2013, at 11 a.m., in the Episcopal Church of the Advent, officiated by the Rev. Stephen Y. McGehee.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the Parish and Community Life Center.

Inurnment will be private in the Cloister Columbarium, at the Episcopal Church of the Advent.

In remembrance of Sissy, memorials may be made to the Episcopal Church of the Advent Foundation, 141 Advent St., Spartanburg, SC 29302; The Spartanburg County Foundation, 424 E. Kennedy St., Spartanburg, SC 29302; or a charity of one’s choice.

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