Obituaries for November 22, 2012

Nov. 22, 2012 @ 08:19 AM

Jeff Icenhour

Jeff Lyn Icenhour, 52, of Lenoir, passed away Monday, November 19, 2012, at Caldwell Memorial Hospital.
Born August 8, 1960, in Essex, Md., he was the son of the late Alice Virginia Pennington Icenhour, and J.T. Icenhour of Hudson. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Yvonne Icenhour.
Mr. Icenhour was a truck driver for Sunbelt Trucking and formerly with Caldwell Freight Lines. He was a blessing to everyone he met and will be missed by many.
He is survived by his father and step-mother, J.T. Icenhour and Priscilla Hartley Icenhour of Hudson; daughters, Alicia Icenhour of Lenoir and Jennifer Icenhour Setzer of Rhodhiss; one brother, Chris Icenhour of Hudson; one sister, Kimberly Wright of Granite Falls; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 23, 2012, at 1 p.m. in the Bass-Smith Granite Chapel with the Rev. Tony Hamby officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunset Hills Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. prior to the service  Friday, November 23, 2012, at Bass-Smith Granite.
Pallbearers will be James Mitchum, Chris Minton, Lee Wright, Narien Penley, Scott Byrd, Charlie Phillips, Richard Cordes and Brandon Shoupe.
Memorials may be made to Gods’ Grace Baptist Church, 102 Countryside Dr., Lenoir, NC 28645.
Bass-Smith Granite is serving the family of Jeff Lyn Icenhour.
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Zetta Frye

Zetta Mae Frye, 75, of Granite Falls is no longer suffering as she went home to be with her Lord November 20, 2012, at Frye Regional Medical Center.
Born October 12, 1937, in Caldwell County, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Lola Yount Crotts.
Mrs. Frye was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Granite Falls.  She is survived by her husband, Gerald Frye of the home; son, Robert Stuart Frye and wife Sharon of Granite Falls; two sisters, Pinola Holman and Barbara Frye, both of Granite Falls; three grandchildren, Robert Steven Frye, Jennifer Elaine Brittain, Caleb Quinton Frye; five great grandchildren, Ezekiel Frye, Raegan Frye, Elijah Frye, Ambly Brittain, Claire Brittain; two nieces,  Sheila Burns of Lenoir and Sherry DeAnde of Granite Falls; three nephews, Ranny Frye of Sherrill’s Ford, Ronny Frye of Granite Falls, Scott Holman of Granite Falls, Godson, Jody Price of Valdese; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday November 23, 2012, at Ebenezer United Methodist Church with the Rev. Eric R. Lane officiating. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service from 1–3 p.m. at the church.
Memorials may be made to Ebenezer United Methodist Church Building Fund, 4948 Burns Road, Granite Falls, NC 28630.
Online condolences may be left for the family at
Bass-Smith Funeral Home is serving the family of Zetta Mae Frye.

Anita Burge

Anita M. Burge, 59, of Havenwood Place, Lenoir, died Monday, November 19, 2012, at the residence.
She was born July 17, 1953, in Detroit, Mich., to the late Richard and Maria Moreno Duncan.
Mrs. Burge was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Ralph A. Burge of the home; step-daughter, Nancy Sparks and husband Dana of Clayton, Mich.; brother, Richard Duncan of Lincoln, Neb.; and sisters, Patricia Droulliard and Denise Parrish, both of Lincoln Park, Mich..
Services will be held at a later date in Michigan.
Online condolences may be left at
Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

Howard Roper

Mr. Howard Lee Roper, 92, of Lenoir, passed away Thursday, November 20, 2012. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Evans Funeral Service & Crematory of Lenoir.

Shelby Fox

Mrs. Shelby Jean Triplett Fox 76, of Lenoir, passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care in Lenoir. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Evans Funeral Service & Crematory of Lenoir.

Margaret Melton

Margaret Melton, 74, of Walsh Road, Lenoir, died Thursday, November 21, 2012, at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory.

Tommy Arney

Tommy Arney, 58, died November 20, 2012. The funeral is 3:30 p.m. Friday at Morganton-Freedom Church of God with burial at Burke Memorial Park. The visitation is one hour prior to the service. Sossoman Funeral Home & Crematory Center is assisting.

Mae Teague

Mae. L. Teague, 86, of Lenoir, passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at Gateway Rehab & Healthcare. A graveside service will be held Saturday, November 24, 2012 at Flemings Chapel Cemetery at 2 p.m. Pendry’s Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.