Obituaries for Oct. 8, 2013

Oct. 07, 2013 @ 04:15 PM

Albert Price

Albert Glenn Price, 88, of Lenoir passed away Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care in Hudson. Born Sept. 26, 1925, Mr. Price was a son of the late Rueben and Nevie Bolick Price and husband of the late Katherine Teague Price.

Other than his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathie Holloway, and two brothers, Thurman and Charlie Price.

Mr. Price was retired from Bernhardt Plant # 1, where he worked hard all of his life. He also enjoyed gardening.

He is survived by his daughter, Connie Price Deal of Lenoir; his son, David Price and wife Alice of Taylorsville; one brother, Fred Price of Connelly Springs; three sisters, Beulah Baugess of Spartanburg, S.C., Rosa Lee Rooker of Bluffton, S.C., Cora Lee Bowman of Conover; nine grandchildren; 11 great-g0randchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives.

A celebration of Mr. Price’s life will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, in the Chapel of Evans Funeral Service with Chaplain Delbert Minner officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 6 until 7:30 at Evans Funeral Service.

Pallbearers will be: Jason Deal, John Hutchinson, Roger Keever, David Price, Chuck Price, Chris Price, Charlie Johnson and Lloyd Garde.

Online condolences may be sent to the Price Family at

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

Jay Moore

Jay Edward Moore, 81, of Lenoir went home to be with his Lord Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care in Hudson.

Mr. Moore was the son of Jay E. Moore Sr. and Ruth McCall Moore. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Carol Moore, and a sister, Norma Bowman. He lived in Texas after graduating high school until 2003, when he returned to North Carolina. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lenoir and was a past president of the Lydia Beane Sunday School Class, a charter member of Rufus Baptist Church in the Mulberry community, a member of Dallas, Texas, Professional Golf Association and was retired from Brantiff Airlines in Dallas, Texas. He loved the Dallas Cowboys Football Team. Mr. Moore proudly served his country in the United States Air Force.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Nora Helen Sparks of the home; his sons, Bruce Moore and David Moore, both of Dallas, Texas; stepchildren Michael Farmer Benge of Sparta and Eric Benge of Lenoir; a sister, Doris Cowden of Lenoir; four grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at 3 p.m. in Pendry’s Chapel with Dr. David Smith, the Rev. Aaron Shell and the Rev. Raymond Spann officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. at Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home.

Serving as pallbearers will be Randall Dula, Tracy Wilson, Chuck McCall, Roger Greene, Eric Benge and Chase Benge.

Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Jay Edward Moore.

Online condolences to the family may be placed at

Violet Hawkins

Violet Mae Hawkins, 91, passed away on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care. She was born in Wilkes County on June 2, 1922, to the late Ben Hawkins and Hettie Sanders Hawkins.

Violet worked at Blue Bell Manufacturing of Lenoir and retired from Crestline Furniture in Valdese. She was a member of Hibriten Baptist Church in Lenoir.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Perry Hawkins and sister, Naomi Hawkins Beane.

She is survived by her brothers, Ross Hawkins of Lenoir, Hurley Hawkins and wife Betty of Hudson, and Grady Hawkins and wife Linda of Lenoir; sisters, Zelma Hawkins Coffey of Lenoir, Dean Hawkins Annas of Lenoir, Eloise Hawkins Bolick of Connelly Springs, Vernice Hawkins Whisnant of Connelly Springs, and Novella Hawkins Benfield and husband Jerry of Lenoir; and sister-in-law, Virginia Hawkins of Hickory; and she leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Violet’s life will be held at Hibriten Baptist Church on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at 3 p.m. with Pastor Douglas Cox and Pastor Dale Coffey officiating. Interment will immediately follow the service in the Clark’s Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Violet’s nephews.

The family will receive friends in the Chapel of Evans Funeral Service on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, from 6 until 7:30.

The family respectfully requests memorials be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood St. NW, Lenoir, NC 28645.

Online condolences may be sent to the Hawkins Family at

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