Obituaries for Feb. 10, 2013

Feb. 10, 2013 @ 08:00 AM

Gilbert Townsend

Gilbert “Gib” Lane Townsend, age 83, of Horseshoe Bend Road, Hudson, died Friday, February 08, 2013 at the residence. He was born July 19, 1929 in Watauga County to the late Lafayette and Elsie Welch Townsend. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Jeanne Young; brother, Thomas Townsend, Kenneth Townsend and Harold Townsend.

Mr. Townsend was a self-employed brick mason and was a member of Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Valle Crucis.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Carolyn Presnell Townsend of the home; one son, Timothy Townsend of Hudson; one daughter, Mrs. Ellen Perry and husband Tom of Hudson; and one sister, Carolyn Andrews of Ft. Pierce, Florida.

The family will receive friends Monday, February 11, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Greer-McElveen Funeral Home.

A private burial will be held at Western Carolina Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood St., Lenoir, N.C. 28645 or Harris Chapel Baptist Church Back Pack Ministry, 1444 Cajahs Mountain Road, Hudson, N.C. 28638.

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

Marion Phisterer

Marion Ruth Williams Pfisterer, age 87, of Wexford Village Circle, Lenoir, died Monday February 4, 2013 at Shaire Center. She was born May 22, 1925 in Dunkirk, N.Y. to the late Raymond and Ruth Irving Williams. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles O. Pfisterer; and two sisters.

Mrs. Pfisterer was a retired teacher with Waynesboro District Schools in Pennsylvania and a member of United Presbyterian Church. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and teacher.

Survivors include two sons, Charles W. Pfisterer and wife Trudy of Hernando, Mississippi and Richard J. Pfisterer and wife Laurie of Westminster, Maryland; one daughter, Susan Barnett and husband Scott of Lenoir; grandchildren, Traci Franzone, Christopher Pfisterer, Allison Scull, Ryan Pfisterer, Chris Barnett and Andy Barnett; and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial service will be held Monday, February 11, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at United Presbyterian Church led by Rev. Stephen M. Austin.

Memorial contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society, 1901 Brunswick Avenue, Suite 100, Charlotte, N.C. 28207.

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

Doris vonSeggern

Doris May vonSeggern, age 89, of Mulberry Street, Hudson, N.C. died Thursday, February 7, 2013. The family will hold a committal service in North Georgia and she will be laid to rest beside her husband. Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

Floyd Clemons

Floyd James Clemons, age 81, of Piney Road, Morganton, died Friday, February 8, 2013 at the residence.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory.