Obituaries for Jan. 23, 2014

Jan. 22, 2014 @ 04:10 PM

Dale Starnes

Born on Aug. 29, 1928, in Granite Falls, Dale Sylvanus Starnes was the son of Sherman B. and Minnie Bell Starnes. He graduated from Granite Falls High School in 1945 and then attended Duke University. He graduated from Duke in 1949 with a B.A. in Economics. After graduation, he taught at Andrews High School in Andrews for two years. While in Andrews, he married the love of his life, Alene Mosteller Starnes, on Dec. 23, 1950. After they moved to Granite Falls in 1951, Dale taught health, science and bookkeeping at St. Stephens High School, where he influenced, in many positive ways, the lives of his students. The 1960 St. Stephens High Yearbook was dedicated to him. He always had a wide variety of interests. While teaching, he also became an income tax preparer, a beekeeper, and raised rabbits. He won numerous awards and prizes for his rabbits at shows throughout western NC and at the state fair in Raleigh. Later, he and his three brothers would operate Starnes Brothers Milling Company in Granite Falls. Eventually, he and Alene started an antique glassware business, selling Fiestaware, Depression era, and other types of glassware at shows in Atlanta and Marietta, Ga., Knoxville and Nashville, Tenn., Hillsville, Va., Mount Sterling, Ky., and Charlotte. Dale thoroughly enjoyed traveling throughout the East, South, and Midwest to purchase glassware from various sources. In later years, he sold Fiestware on the Internet, for which he was well-known and respected nationwide.

Dale was a member of Concord Baptist Church in Granite Falls. There he taught Sunday School for over 20 years. He was also heavily involved in community affairs, including working at the polls during elections for 30 years. As a young man, he was a member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce in Granite Falls, and later became a member of the Granite Falls Rotary Club. For a number of years, he served on The Granite Falls Zoning Board.

Dale was a loving husband and father and a respected teacher and businessman. He put others before himself and tried to do what was right and fair in his dealings with others. He touched the lives of everyone who knew him and will be missed.

He is survived by his mother, Minnie Bell Starnes; his wife of 63 years, Alene Mosteller Starnes; his son, Keith J. Starnes and wife Tonya C. Starnes of Granite Falls; daughter, Kathy S. Heffner of Granite Falls; three grandsons, Eric Starnes, Sean Heffner, and Seth Heffner, all of Granite Falls; three brothers, Conley, Bedford, and Wayne Starnes; and two sisters, Peggy Huffman and Thelma Hildebrande.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, 11 a.m. at Catawba Memorial Park with the Rev. Don Ingle officiating. The family will receive friends at Bass-Smith Granite on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, from 5 until 7 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 526 Pine Mountain Road, Hudson, NC 28638.

Bass-Smith Granite is serving the family of Dale Sylvanus Starnes.

Online condolences may be made at www.bass-smithfuneralhome.com.

William Chandler

William H. “Buddy” Chandler, 73, of Lenoir passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.

Born in Caldwell County, he was the son of the late George T. Chandler and Muriel Story Chandler. He worked for Thomasville Furniture for 28 years and served six years in the United States Navy.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, James Martin Chandler and Jessie Kenneth Chandler.

Those left to cherish his memory are his brother and sister-in-law, George Lane Chandler and Amelia Chandler of Jackson, Tenn.; his beloved dog, Joe; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Pendry’s Chapel at 11 a.m. The Rev. Nathaniel Austin, Pastor of East Maiden Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be at Laurel Fork Baptist Church cemetery in Boone. The family will speak to friends following the service.

Memorials may be made to Caldwell Humane Society, 934 Hawthorne Drive, NE Lenoir, NC 28645.

Online condolences may be made at www.pendrysfuneralhome.com.

Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Chandler family.

Nancy Cottrell

Nancy Warlick Cottrell, 76, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at her residence. She was born in Burke County on May 15, 1937, to the late Clifford Lewis Warlick and Ruby Beach Warlick. She was married to Jones Cottrell of the residence for 51 years. She was a member of Buffalo Cove Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers, Lewis Warlick and Burl Warlick; sister, Mary Frances Carswell; and her beloved Aunt Ione Baird.

Other than her husband she is survived by her daughter, Donna Greene and husband Ira; son, Marty Cottrell and wife Felicia; sister, Nellie Ann Kental; grandchildren, Allison Olivia Greene, Grant Avery Greene and Nora Aileen Cottrell; and her special Aunt Elizabeth Frances Warlick.

A celebration of Mrs. Cottrell’s life will be held in the Chapel of Evans Funeral Service on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Darren Peterson officiating. Burial will immediately follow the service at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends in the Chapel of Evans Funeral Service on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, from 6 until 7:30 p.m.

The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to Caldwell Hospice, 902 Kirkwood St. NW, Lenoir, NC 28645.

Online condolences may be sent to the Cottrell Family at www.evansfuneralservice.comvans Funeral Service & Crematory of Lenoir is serving the Cottrell Family.

Donald Jones

Donald Roe Jones, 65, of Lenoir passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at Caldwell Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Jones was born in Oak Ridge, Tenn., to the late Jim Jones and Mazzie Tilley Jones. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Rennette Corpening Jones, who passed away on Jan. 8, 2014; a sister, Ossie E. Thomas; a twin brother, David R. Jones; his grandmother, Ozzie Tilley; grandfather, Larkin Tilley; and a cousin, Arthur Davenport.

Mr. Jones was a teacher for Caldwell County Schools for 10 years and was employed with Thomasville Furniture for 23 years. He was a member of the First Church of God in Lenoir, where he served on the Trustee Committee. He was a member of the NAACP and was a board member of Blue Ridge Community Action. He was involved with youth activities and was a vocal person for the youth.

Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Reginald Jones of Lenoir; his daughter, Tonette Banner Cheatam of Orlando, Fla.; his sisters, Lola Mae Jones; a sister-in-law, Brenda L. Poteat of Spencer; his grandchildren, Tekia Bass of Durham and Bryson Harshaw of Morganton; a great-grandchild, Coy Bass of Durham; his nieces, Matoka Horton of Clarksville, Tenn., Nella Perez of Lenoir, Delores Wilson of Augusta, Ga., Tonya Jones of Salisbury, and Davette Patterson Yount of Conover; his nephews, Maurice Jones and Douglas Jones, both of Lenoir; and a great-niece, Jameka Horton of Clarksville, Tenn.; and a host of great-nieces and great-nephews.

A funeral service will be held Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at 3 p.m. at the First Church of God in Lenoir with Pastor Jerome Pearson officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service at the church from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. Burial will follow the service at Blue Ridge Memorial Park.

The family respectfully requests that memorials be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood St. NW, Lenoir, NC 28645.

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

Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Donald Roe Jones.

Rick Bowman

Rick A. Bowman, 60, of Vale died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.

Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at Mulls Chapel Baptist Church. Interment will follow.

The Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Heritage Funeral Service, Valdese.