Obituaries for Jan. 27

Jan. 27, 2013 @ 01:24 AM

Joseph Younce

Joseph Melton Younce, 75, of Torrence Lane, Lenoir, died Thursday, Jan. 24, at Camelot Manor Nursing Facility. He was born Jan. 13, 1938. in Smyth County, Va., to the late David Gilson and Margaret Mae Barr Younce. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Candy Mathis; grandson, Paul Younce; brother, D. G. Younce; and sister, Novella Williams.

Mr. Younce was retired from Caldwell County Schools. He was a member of Nazareth Advent Christian Church, where he enjoyed attending all the church activities. He was also a Veteran of the United States Marines.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Delores Huskey Younce of the home; one son, Joel Younce, and his wife, Donna, of Lenoir; one daughter, Crystal James of Lenoir; stepson, Tim Clark, and his wife, Pam, of Mooresville; stepdaughter, Cindy Carswell of Morganton; grandchildren, Sarah Younce, Jennifer Younce and Starla Huffman; four step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and his faithful companion Cory.

Funeral services will be held today, Jan. 27, at 4 p.m. at Nazareth Advent Christian Church conducted by the Rev. Scott Philyaw and the Rev. Ronnie Pritchard. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Serving as pallbearers will be: Kyle Carswell, Steven Sheridan, Zack Trivette, Wayne Duggins, Bill Price and Doug Davis.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood St., Lenoir, N.C. 28645 or Nazareth Advent Christian Church, 3221 Deerbrook Road, Lenoir, N.C. 28645.

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

Norma Mays

Norma Mays, 72, of Jasper Place NE, Lenoir, died Saturday, Jan. 26, at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care in Hudson. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory.

Todd Wilson

Todd Wilson of Hudson passed away on Saturday, Jan. 26, at Caldwell Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Wilson was born in Gaston County to the late Ruth Todd Wilson and James Lee Wilson. He attended school in Mount Holly and served in the Navy during World War II. He retired from BellSouth after 42 years of service and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of North Carolina. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and attending flea markets. He was a member of Hudson United Methodist Church in Hudson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, James Wilson, Torrence Wilson and Coit Wilson; and one sister, Sarah Wilson.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Harrelson Wilson of the home; a son, Eric Wilson, and his wife, Chao, of Lenoir; grandchildren, Emily and Ethan Wilson; a brother, Carson Wilson, and his wife, Nelda of Mount Holly. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A celebration of Mr. Wilson’s life will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of Evans Funeral Service with Dr. Tim Brittain officiating. Interment will follow the service at Blue Ridge Memorial Park in Lenoir.

The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials can be made to Hudson United Methodist Church at 383 Main St., Hudson, N.C. 28638 or to Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, N.Y. 10018.

Online condolences may be sent to the Wilson Family at

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