Obituaries for June 20, 2013

Jun. 19, 2013 @ 06:13 PM

Sheila Brooks

Sheila Melton Brooks, 70, died Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at Tidelands Community Hospice House in Georgetown, S.C.

Born in Lenoir, she was a daughter of the late Francis Wilburn and Florence Eller Melton. She was preceded in death by brothers Johnny and Lamar Melton, and sisters Elwanda Dean, Barbara Story, Virginia Greene and Deane Martin.

Survivors include a son, Todd Brooks of Pittsburgh, Pa.; a daughter, Kimberly Brooks Paul and fiance’ Mike Burcaw of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; grandchildren, Anthony Martin, Jordan Paul, Zachary Brooks, Kody Paul, and Jude Brooks; special sisters, Juanita Melton and Nancy Bradley; several nieces and nephews, and a very special niece, Cheryl Garrison.

Services will be held at a later date.

An online guestbook is available at

Memorial contributions may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice House, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440.

Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Roy Fowler

Roy Edgar Fowler, 75, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at Caldwell County Hospice and Palliative Care in Hudson. He attended Granite Falls Church of God. He was born Jan. 24, 1938, in Rutherford County to the late William Robert and Eva Bradley Fowler.

He is preceded in death by both parents, four brothers and three sisters.

He is survived by his loving wife, Jewell Harris Fowler of the home; two sons, Roy Edgar “Ed” Fowler Jr. of Granite Falls, Paul and Robert “Jake” Fowler and wife Lynn of Granite Falls; one daughter, Kay Yancey and husband Bobby of Rutherfordton; two sisters, Sue Smith of Hickory, and Louise Bumgarner of Golden Valley; a granddaughter, Brittany Fowler; a grandson, John Yancey; eight step-grandchildren; and nine step-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Granite Falls Church of God on Friday, June 21, 2013, from 1-2 p.m. with the service to follow at 2 p.m. The Rev. Michael Vanderburg and the Rev. Charles Adkins will officiate. Burial will be at Promised Land Cemetery in Bethlehem.

Mackie Funeral Home is serving the family.

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Frederick Dixon

Frederick D. Dixon, 89, of Lenoir, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ebony Funeral Services of Lenoir.