Obituaries for July 19, 2013

Jul. 18, 2013 @ 06:01 PM

Sheila Brooks

A memorial service for Sheila Melton Brooks will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church on Sunday, July 21, 2013, at 2:30 p.m. The family will receive friends from 2 until 2:30 prior to the service. Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Park.

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

Elvis Heavner

Elvis Eugene Heavner, 54, of Valdese died on Monday, July 15, 2013.

A Memorial Service will be held Friday, July 19, at 5 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church in Newton. The family will receive friends 4-5 p.m. in the Fellowship Building at the church.

William Baldwin Jr.

William “Paul” Baldwin Jr., 55, of Valmead passed away from this earth to his heavenly home on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Hospice House in Hudson surrounded by family.

Paul fought a long and courageous battle. Paul lived the life he wished, and in the end that is all any of us may hope for. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, William Paul Baldwin Sr. and Emma Mae Baldwin, and a sister, Nancy Marie Baldwin.

Survivors include his loving wife, Betty Taylor Baldwin of the home; brothers, Eugene Laws and wife Marie of Lenoir, Johnny Baldwin of Morganton, and Dwight Baldwin of Gamewell; sisters, Reba Baldwin and Shirley Spears and husband Bruce of Gamewell, Margaret Crump and husband Rick, Sarah O’Neill and husband Sean of Lenoir, Marjorie Crump and husband Brad of Taylorsville; and his extended family in Wilkesboro of four sisters, Jan, Pauline, Juanita and Glenda, and one brother, Roger. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A graveside celebration of William’s life will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Blue Ridge Memorial Park with Preacher Benny Greene officiating.

Memorials can be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care at 902 Kirkwood St., Lenoir, NC 28645.

Online condolences may be sent to the Baldwin Family at

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