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Date: Tuesday, 18 February 2014, at 12:42 a.m.

John Witherspoon
CHERRYVILLE — Mr. John Phillip “Jay” Witherspoon, 86, of 3308 Tryon Courthouse Rd., died Friday, May 3, 2002 at Gaston Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Cherryville with the Revs. Phil Deitz and Robert Redding officiating. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 6:30 to 8 at Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home.

Robert Walker
GASTONIA — Mr. Robert Lewis Walker, 80, of Century Care, died Sunday, May 5, 2002 at Gaston Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Dockery’s Funeral Home.

Carl Head
SHELBY — Mr. Carl Head, 81, of Willow Ridge Care Center in Rutherford, formerly of Shelby, died Saturday, May 4, 2002, at his residence. A native of Rutherford County, he served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Eastside Baptist Church in Shelby. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Rucker and Mamie Haynes Head and his wife, Geneva Brown Head. He is survived by his daughter, Kay Laughridge of Greensboro; a brother, Albert Head of Kings Mountain and a grandchild, Jeff Laughridge of West Palm Beach, Fla. A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Sunset Memorial Park in Forest City with Dr. Harold Fite officiating. The family will receive friends after the service. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association. Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Frances Barrier
DAVIDSON — Mrs. Frances Harry Barrier, 84, of The Pines in Davidson, died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at her home. A native of Grover, she was the daughter of the late Charles Franklin Harry Sr. and Effie Holmes Harry. She attended Queens College and was employed many years at Minette Mills Inc. in Grover. Her later years were spent in High Point where she was an active member of First Presbyterian Church. She was also affiliated with First Presbyterian Church in Davidson. For the past seven years, she has been lovingly cared for by the staff and caregivers of The Pines at Davidson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Charles Franklin Harry Jr., William B. Harry and Brice Holmes Harry and a sister, Jeanette “Jackie” Rountree. She is survived by her brother, David L. Harry Sr. of Grover; a sister, SaDelle H. Uzzell of Asheville; nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held Tuesday at the Grover Cemetery on Bethlehem Church Road at 3 p.m. with Dr. Nancy Mugford officiating. Memorials may be made to Shiloh Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 76, Grover, NC 28073 or to “The Residence Support Fund” The Pines at Davidson, 400 Avinger Lane, Davidson, NC 28036. Harris Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Betty Surratt
SHELBY — Mrs. Betty Lucille Lindsey Surratt, 62, of 704 N. Lafayette St., Apt. 8, died Thursday, May 2, 2002, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. A native of Gaffney, S.C., she was the daughter of Martha Epps of Lexington and the late Charles Lindsey. She was a dietary assistant at Cleveland Pines Nursing Center and was formerly employed by Linwood’s Seafood Restaurant. She was a member of Maple Springs Baptist Church. She leaves to cherish fond memories her former husband and dear friend, Leon Surratt; two sons; Gregory and Christopher Surratt, both of Shelby; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Sylvia Surratt and Gary Horne of Mooresboro, Cynthia and Douglas Singleton of Tampa, Fla., and Claretha Surratt of Shelby; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Clarence and Lou Lindsey of Harlem, Ga. and James and Jo Lindsey of Dublin, Ga.; three sisters, Selma Jackson and Joyce Jamerson, both of Shelby, and Freda Hairston of Lexington; eight grandchildren, MaShonda Surratt of the home, Tamara Horne, Cheanoa Surratt, Tara Horne, Darrell Surratt, and Keria Surratt, all of Shelby, and Crystal Lattimore and Deandra Spikes, both of Forest City; five great grandchildren, Imani Thompson, Diquan Spikes, Damean Spikes, Darrius Horne, and Kenzay Petty; and a dear family friend, Tacelia Whiteside; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Maple Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Dover officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends today from 1:30 to 2 p.m. at the church. Enloe Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

James Goode
GREENVILLE, S.C. — Mr. James H. “Jim” Goode, formerly of Rutherford County, died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at Rolling Green Village Health Care Facility in Greenville. Funeral arrangements will be announced by McKinney-Landreth Funeral Home of Cliffside.

Wanda Greene
SHELBY — Ms. Wanda Stella Greene, 88, died Friday, May 3, 2002, at Cleveland Pines Nursing Center. A native of Cleveland County, she was the daughter of the late Sidney Miller and Annie Huffstetler Greene. She was born on Nov. 19, 1913, and was a member of First Baptist Church in Shelby. She was a former member of First Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, where she worked with the children’s department for more than 40 years. She was a volunteer for the Baptist Hospital for 20 years and a graduate of Blanton’s Business College in Asheville. She was retired and worked as a civil service employee for the Veterans Administration. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by six brothers, Gilbert, Griffin, Twitty, Jasper, Harley and Paul Greene; and five sisters, Beatrice Justice, Nutrice Wright, Vertie Ellis, Eulalia Doster and Pauline Clark. She is survived by a brother, Ralph Greene of Shelby. A graveside service will be today at 3 p.m. at Rose Hill Memorial Park with the Rev. Tony Tench officiating. The family will receive friends today from 1:30 to 2:30 at Stamey Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Shelby, 120 N. Lafayette St., Shelby, NC 28150; or to First Baptist Church of Winston-Salem, 501 W. 5th St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101.

Alline Camp
HARRIS — Ms. Alline Lattimore Camp, 78, of 665 Harris-Henrietta Road, died Friday, May 3, 2002, at Rutherford Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Thompson Brothers Funeral Home, Forest City.

Sam Hush
GAFFNEY, S.C. — Mr. Sam Hush, 68, of 511 Littlejohn St., died Saturday, April 27, 2002, at Laurel Bay Health Care Center in Blacksville, S.C. The funeral was Saturday at Concord Baptist Church with the Revs. Michael Bridges, David Vernon, John Henderson, Dewey Whittenburg and Melvin Hush officiating. Burial was in Concord Baptist Church Cemetery. Foster Funeral Home of Gaffney is in charge of arrangements.

J. Dan Upchurch Sr.
ASHEBORO — Mr. Joseph Daniel Upchurch Sr., 73, of 1180 Ingram Drive, died Saturday, May 4, 2002, at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro. He was born May 23, 1928, in Harnett County, the son of the late Joseph and Maggie McLeod Upchurch. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He attended Duke University and formerly was general manager of M&J Finance and president of G&W Motors in Shelby. Upchurch was later general manager of Hartsville Motor Co. in Hartsville, S.C., and came to Asheboro to be general manager of Vestal Motor Co. At his death he was employed at Sears Teleservice Center in Greensboro. Upchurch was a member of Central United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Kitty B. Upchurch of the home; a daughter, Kathy U. Shropshire of Archdale; two sons, J. Dan Upchurch Jr. of Charlotte and Bob Upchurch of St. Louis; a sister, Clara Owen of Angier; two brothers, Harold M. Upchurch of Fuquay-Varina and J.B. Upchurch Jr. of Durham; and four grandchildren. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church with the Revs. W. Christopher Thore and Barry Queen officiating. Burial will be in Randolph Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Ridge Funeral Home and at other times at the home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 111 Pomona Drive, Greensboro, NC 27407; or to Central United Methodist Church, 300 S. Main St., Asheboro, NC 27203.

Gracie Sexton
FOREST CITY — Mrs. Gracie Hunter Sexton, 74, of 2719 U.S. 221 S., died Thursday, May 2, 2002, at her home. The funeral will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Harrelson Funeral Home, Caroleen, with the Rev. Roger Overton officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the funeral home.

Berlie Barnes
KINGS MOUNTAIN — Mr. Berlie Barnes, 79, of 209 Morris St., died Friday, May 3, 2002, at his home. A native of Lincolnton, he was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, a veteran of World War II and a member of Mosica Masonic Lodge No. 4. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ella and Roosvelt Barnes; his wife, Lillie B. Barnes; a son, Berlie Barnes Jr.; and three brothers, Rayford, Charlie and Curlee Barnes. He is survived by two daughters, Carolyn B. Barnes and Patricia Barnes of the home; two sons, Charles Barnes of Greensboro and the Rev. Howard Shipp of Kings Mountain; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Anderson Barnes of Statesville; two sisters, Virginia Lucky of Mount Holly and Elizabeth Johnson of Charlotte; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. The funeral will be Monday at 3:30 p.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church with the Rev. Clarence Wright officiating. Burial will be in Mountain Rest Cemetery. The family will receive friends 30 minutes before the service at the church. J.W. Gill and Sons is in charge of arrangements.

‘Jay’ Witherspoon
CHERRYVILLE — Mr. John Phillip “Jay” Witherspoon, 86, of 3308 Tryon Courthouse Road, died Friday, May 3, 2002, at Gaston Memorial Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home.

Steve Stewart
BESSEMER CITY — Mr. Steve Stewart, 59, of 605 N. 11th St., died Friday, May 3, 2002, at his home. The funeral will be Monday at 3 p.m. at Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel of Harris Funeral Home with the Rev. David Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Mountain Rest Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 at the funeral home.

Lucy Wright
SHELBY — Mrs. Lucy Hord Wright, 87, of 1625 Fallston Road, died Friday, May 3, 2002, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. A native of Cleveland County, she was the daughter of the late G.C. and Emma Pearl Porter Hord. She was retired from Esther Mill and was a member and former Sunday school teacher at Mulls Memorial Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ben L. Wright; three brothers, Elzie, Odell, and Joe Hord; two sisters, Junie Bowen and Nellie Causby; a half brother, Bobby Hord; and a half sister, Hazeline Smith. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Ron Thomas of Shelby; a brother and sister-in-law, Calvin and Betty Hord of Martins Ferry, Ohio; three grandsons and their wives, Wayne and Lynn Thomas of Shelby, Kenny and Paige Thomas of Forest City and Marty and Tina Thomas of Boiling Springs; six great-grandchildren, Emma, Austin, Ethan, Maggie, Keely and Sarah Thomas; a stepgreat-grandson, Kent Dyer; three sisters-in-law, Jeannie Dawson, Lou Wright and Texie Wright; and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral will be Monday at 4 p.m. at Mulls Memorial Baptist Church with the Rev. Ervin Price and Dr. Max Burgin officiating. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Jean and Ron Thomas, 2420 N. White Oak Drive. Memorials may be made to Cleveland-Rutherford Kidney Association, 1017 N. Washington St., Shelby, NC 28150; or to Mulls Memorial Baptist Church, 3299 Fallston Road, Shelby, NC 28150.

Carl Head
SHELBY — Mr. Carl E. Head, of Greensboro and formerly of Shelby, died Saturday, May 4, 2002, at Willow Ridge Care Center in Rutherfordton. Arrangments will be announced by Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home.

William McClain
SHELBY — Mr. William Edward McClain, 47, of 312 First Broad, died Friday, May 3, 2002, at his home. The funeral will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. and visitation 30 minutes before the service at Genesis Funeral Service.

Norma Southard
SHELBY — Mrs. Norma Selma Lindsay Southard, 92, of 3240 Polkville Road, died Saturday, May 4, 2002, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. A native of Greenville County, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Francis Alfred and Louvenia Odem Lindsay. She was retired from Dover Mill Co. and was a member of First Baptist Church in Shelby. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George M. Southard. She is survived by a son, Michael George Southard of the home; and two sisters, Margaret Brown of Rocky Mount and Beuna Moore of Greenville, S.C. The funeral will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Webb Chapel at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony Tench officiating. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service. Burial will be in Cleveland Memorial Park. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

Betty Surratt
SHELBY — Mrs. Betty Lucille Lindsey Surratt, 62, of 704 N. Lafayette St., Apartment 8, died Thursday, May 2, 2002, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. She was a dietary assistant at Cleveland Pines Nursing Center and was formerly employed by Linwood’s Seafood Restaurant. She was a member of Maple Springs Baptist Church. She leaves to cherish fond memories her former husband and dear friend, Leon Surratt; two sons, Gregory and Christopher Surratt, both of Shelby; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Sylvia Surratt and Gary Horne of Mooresboro, Cynthia and Douglas Singleton of Tampa, Fla., and Claretha Surratt of Shelby; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Clarence and Lou Lindsey of Harlem, Ga., and James and Jo Lindsey of Dublin, Ga.; three sisters, Selma Jackson and Joyce Jamerson, both of Shelby, and Freda Hairston of Lexington; eight grandchildren, MaShonda Surratt of the home, Tamara Horne, Cheanoa Surratt, Tara Horne, Darrell Surratt, and Keria Surratt, all of Shelby, and Crystal Lattimore and Deandra Lattimore, both of Forest City; five great-grandchildren, Imani Thompson, Diquan Spikes, Damean Spikes, Darrius Horne, and Kenzay Petty; and a dear family friend, Tacelia Whiteside; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Maple Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Dover officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 30 minutes before the service Monday at the church. Enloe Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Oscar Patterson Jr.
SHELBY — Mr. Oscar Patterson, Jr., 82, of 803 Brittain Drive, died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at his home. A native of Cleveland County, he was born Sept. 24, 1919. On April 14, 1977, he retired as a lieutenant from the Shelby City Police Department after serving there for 37 years. He worked with the Cleveland County Fair Association for many years. He was a member of Central United Methodist Church, Hoey Bible Class , Woodman of the World, 32nd Degree Mason Scottish Rite, Cleveland Lodge 202, AF&AM and enjoyed basket weaving and quilting. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on Shore Patrol. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Killian Patterson, who died July 19, 1990, and his parents, Oscar Patterson Sr. and Daisy Roberts Patterson. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Oscar and Julie Patterson III of Jacksonville, Fla.; a daughter and son-in-law, Jane P. and John D. Crowder of Leland; a brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Frankie Patterson of Shelby; three grandchildren and their spouses, Jenny C. and D.J. Gregory of Greenville, Joseph S. and Betsy Crowder of Delco and Elizabeth P. and Glenn Cassle of Sylva; three great-grandchildren, Madison Crowder, Caroline Cassle and Katherine Cassle; and a very special friend, Sarah Davis. The funeral will be today at 2 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Boggs and Dr. Joe Reeves officiating. Burial will be in Cleveland Memorial Park. The family received friends Friday at Palmer Mortuary. Memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church, 200 E. Marion St., Shelby NC 28150-4610; or Woodburn Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 1140, Leland NC 28451.

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