Obituaries for April 22, 2014

Apr. 21, 2014 @ 04:01 PM

Reuben Pennell

Reuben John Pennell, 85, of Lenoir died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Valdese Hospital. He was born Dec. 29, 1928, in Alexander County to the late Guss and Winnie Mae Grubb Pennell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Grace Louise Stafford Pennell; his second wife, Georgia Shaver Pennell; one daughter, Robin Darlene Haney; three brothers, George Pennell, Lynn Pennell and Jay Pennell; two half-sisters; and two half-brothers.

Mr. Pennell was a retired supervisor at Century Furniture and was a member of Union Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, Ronnie D. Pennell and wife Judy of Catawba County; three daughters, Diane P. Prestwood and husband Larry of Hildebran, Debbie P. Yott and husband Phillip of Lenoir, and Kim P. Waldon and husband John Mark of Vale; one brother, Jack Pennell of Lenoir; four sisters, Martha Cheek of Advance, Alvania Starnes and husband Don of Bethlehem, Elsie Bentley and husband Larry of Taylorsville, and Judy A. Holsclaw of Granite Falls; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at 4 p.m. at Union Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Myron Davis. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Serving as pallbearers will be family and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood St. NW, Lenoir, NC 28645.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to College Pines Nursing and Rehab Facility for all the special love and care shown to our Dad.

Online condolences may be left at

Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

Lester Horton Jr.

Lester Horton Jr., 50, of Lenoir passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, at his home.

A private service will be held at a later date.

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

Linda Priddy

Linda Steele Priddy, 59, of Lenoir passed away on April 18, 2014, at Catawba Valley Medical Center.

Funeral Services will be announced later by Pendry's Lenoir Funeral Home.