LATTIMORE — Mr. Robert Hubert Davis, 66, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005, at home.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lee and Daisy Dixon Davis.
He is survived by a son, Hubert Dean Boheler of Bostic; three brothers, J.D. Davis of Earl, Laudie Davis of Forest City and Clifton Davis of Shelby; five sisters, Kathrine Nolan of Shelby, Etta Marie Greene and Louise Jones of Forest City, Irene Brown of Spartanburg, S.C., and Valrie Mooney of Lincolnton; and his son’s mother, Bunie Boheler of Bostic.
The funeral is today at 3:30 p.m. at Lutz-Austell Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Leon Brown officiating. A private burial will be held.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home an hour before the service.
CHARLOTTE — Mr. Edward “Ed” Merrill Wright, 49, formerly of Shelby, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, at Kings Mountain Hospital.
Born May 2, 1956, in Cleveland County, he was a son of Etrucia (Trudy) Weaver of Shelby and the late Loy M. Weaver. He was a planner for the city of Charlotte.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Henry and Kathleen Ponder.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by a son, Brian Wright of Columbia, S.C.; and a brother, Gary L. Wright of Mill Valley, Calif.
A memorial service is today at 2 p.m. at Westwood Heights Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jimmy Black officiating.
Clay-Barnette Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
‘A.C.’ Spratt Jr.
ELLENBORO — Mr. Andrew Chalmer “A.C.” Spratt Jr., 79, of 913 Piney Mountain Church Road, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005, at Autumn Care Nursing Center.
A native of Rutherford County, he was a son of the late Andrew Chalmer Sr. and Claudia Valentine Brook Spratt. He was retired from Hickory Construction Company, where he was a superintendent of bridge and culvert construction. He was known as the best culvert man in North Carolina, also known “When Spratt poured, it never rained.” After his retirement, he sold plants from his greenhouse for 15 years. He was a World War II Marine veteran who served in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of Corinth Baptist Church, where he was secretary for over 25 years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Jim Spratt, Grady Spratt and Kirby McFarland; and two sisters, Creola Spratt and Pauline Spratt Pollard.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Bertie Lowery Spratt of the home; a son, Don Spratt of Ellenboro; two daughters, Debbie Toney of Ellenboro and Patsy Andrews of Bostic; a brother, Raleigh M. Spratt of Ellenboro; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be Thursday at 3 p.m. at Corinth Baptist Church, with the Revs. David Jendry, Ad Hopper and Linda Ferguson-Allen officiating.
The family will receive friends tonight at McKinney-Landreth Funeral Home from 7 to 9.
GREENVILLE — Mrs. Wilma Williams, wife of the late Rev. George W. Williams, former pastor of Roberts Tabernacle CME Church, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005.
A memorial service will be Saturday at noon at Medley Chapel CME Church in Bethel.
Memorials, cards or condolences can be sent to her sister, Bernice McElrath, 1101 Old Village Road, Greenville, NC 27834.
This announcement courtesy of Enloe Mortuary.
INMAN, S.C. — Mrs. Louise Miller Davis, 87, of 243 Arena Park Drive, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005, at Spartanburg Regional Hospital.
Born in Murray, Ky., she was a daughter of the late Ollie Miller and Mavis Holland Ludwig. She was a homemaker. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She was devoted to God, family and her friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles S. Davis.
She is survived by a son, Rodger Davis and wife, Leslie, of White, Ga.; a daughter, Connie Allen and husband, Ricky, of Inman; a brother, Holland Miller of Florissant, Mo.; two grandchildren, Amanda Richards and husband, Bobby, of Woodruff, S.C. and Bridget Hughes of North Carolina; and six great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home, with the Rev. Perry Holleman officiating. Burial will follow in Cleveland Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends Thursday at the funeral home an hour before the service.
Memorials may be made to Parkinson’s Action Network, 1025 Vermont Ave., Suite 1120, Washington, DC 20005.
VALE — Mrs. Sharlie Eleze Hoyle Sain, 86, of 6087 Bill Sain Road, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2005, at Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory.
The funeral will be Thursday at 3 p.m. at Reeps Grove United Methodist Church. 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 at Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton from 6:30 to 8:30 and at other times at the home of Glen and Earlene Heafner, 6087 Bill Said Road, Vale.
SHELBY — Mrs. Ethel Eleanor Lovelace Gillespie, 94, of Cleveland Pines Nursing Center, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.
The funeral will be Friday at 3 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends Friday at the church an hour before the service.
Cleveland Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.
GROVER — Mrs. Elvira McCluney Smith, 89, of 127 Temple Drive, departed this life to be with the Lord Sunday, Aug. 21, 2005, at Hospice at Wendover.
Born Feb. 24, 1916, in Hickory Grove, S.C, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Amanda Wade McCluney. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Earl, where she served on various choirs, committees and organizations throughout the years. She was a member of the Eastern Star and Heroine of Jericho.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Albert Smith Sr.; a grandson, Gene A. Smith Jr.; four sisters, Mattie Lee Smith, Arrie Bell McCoy, Inez Smarr and Rosetta Galmer Dawkins; five brothers, Gary (Bub), Andrew (And), Curtis (Cut), Claude (Dick) and Will (Less) McCluney; and a daughter-in-law, Gwendolyn R. Smith.
She leaves to cherish fond memories, three daughters, Mandy Hopper and Betty Sue Smith, both of Grover, and Retha Peak (James) of Shelby; five sons, Benny (Julia) and Gary Franklin (Cathleen), both of Grover, James (Francis) and Albert Jr. of Shelby, and Raymond (Patricia) of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia; two special nephews, John Lee McCluney of Shelby and William Thomas Dawkins of Burlington; three special nieces, Thelma Smith and Carolyn Abernathy, both of Washington, D.C., and Rosa Lee Tate of High Point; a special great-nephew, Jimmy Galmer of Gaffney, S.C.; 32 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
The funeral will be Thursday at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Earl, with Pastor Simon McClain officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends Thursday at the church 30 minutes before the service.
Genesis Funeral Service and Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
GASTONIA — Mr. William Clyde Cooper, 75, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2005, at Gaston Place in Gastonia.
Born July 25, 1930, in Cleveland County, he was a son of the late Landrum Audie and Fannie Lee Cooper. He loved his pets, Lady, Daisy and Lisa.
He is survived by his wife, Gerene B. Norman Cooper of Gastonia; children, David and Barbara Cooper and Deborah Wray, all of Charlotte, Teresa and Daris Curry of Kings Mountain, Debbie and Johnny Welch and Jacky and Donna Norman, all of Gastonia, Libby and Glenn Whisenant of Mount Holly and DeAnna Williams of South Carolina; brothers and sisters-in-law, Tom and Shelby Cooper of Charlotte, Dwight and Frances Cooper of Shelby and Newell and Annette Cooper of Kings Mountain; a sister, Jewell Huffstetler of Shelby; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Special thanks to Hospice of Gaston County and Gaston Place.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Greene Funeral Service, South Chapel, with the Revs. Jerry Sanfield, Gary Wimberly and Daris Curry officiating. Burial will follow in Hickory Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Mount Holly.
Pallbearers will be Andrew Alcala, Jarrett Curry, Shane Jackson, Christopher Norman, Travis Norman and Bryant Welch.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 9.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Gaston County, P. O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054.
SHELBY — Mr. Jack June Lane, 79, of 915 Earl Road, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2005, at Hospice at Wendover after a three-month illness.
Born Jan. 23, 1926, in Cleveland County, he was a son of the late Archie Lane and Lillie Mae Blanton Lane. He retired from Grover Industries. He was the first charter member of Putnam Memorial Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and sang in the choir.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Joe Lane; and two sisters, Betty Hamrick and Frances Bond.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Annie Ella Kendrick Lane of the home; a daughter, Tamara Valentine and husband, Mike, of Statesville; a son, Keith Lane and wife, Sheila, of Shelby; three grandchildren, Michael Lane and wife, Susan, of Boiling Springs, Phillip Lane of Shelby and Carissa Burchett and husband, Rob, of Wake Forest; a great-grandchild, Jason Thomas Burchett of Wake Forest; and a sister, Matrel Brooks of Guntersville, Ala.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Putnam Memorial Baptist Church, with the Rev. Bryan Glisson officiating. Burial will follow in Cleveland Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends at the church tonight from 6 to 8 and at other times at the home.
Memorials may be made to Putnam Memorial Baptist Church Building Fund, 1146 County Home Road, Shelby, NC 28152.
Clay-Barnette Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
CHERRYVILLE — Mr. Robert Benjamin Homesley, 92, of 104 Amos Homesley Road, died Sunday, Aug. 21. 2005, at home.
A native of Cherryville, born June 24, 1913, he was a son of the late Amos Pinkney Sr. and Margaret Elizabeth Farris Homesley. He retired from Carolina Freight Carriers after 36 years of service and was the last survivor of the original drivers. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, James, A. P., Marvin and Bynum Homesley; and two sisters, Anne Jonas and Nellie Homesley.
He is survived by his wife, Edna Deveney Homesley of the home; three sons, Bob Homesley, Jim Homesley and wife, Louise, all of Cherryville, and Gary Homesley and wife, Marcia, of Gastonia; two daughters, Robbie Arvidson and husband, Gary, and Judi Boyd and husband, Ronnie, all of Cherryville; a brother, Don Homesley of Cherryville; two sisters, Margaret Marrash of Charlotte and Mary Ruth Mundy of Cherryville; five grandchildren, Kim Homesley Beam, Hope Homesley Riggins, Jeff Homesley, Crystal McKinney and Jennifer Malone; two great-grandchildren, Grant Beam and Autumn Kondzielski; and five step-grandchildren, Shane Alfonse, Troy Alfonse, Jennifer Alfonse, Ronnie Whisnant and Tommy Whisnant.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, with Dr. Vince Hefner officiating. Burial will follow in Cherryville City Memorial Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the church Wednesday from 10 to 10:45 a.m.
Memorials may be made to Christian Outreach Center of First Baptist Church, 301 E. First St., Cherryville, NC 28021.
Carpenter’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.