Obituaries, April 21, 2013

Apr. 21, 2013 @ 07:06 AM

Obituaries for April 21, 2013:

Roy Lee Baynard
Roy Lee Baynard, age 78, of South Mountain Road, Bostic, NC, died Friday, April 19, 2013 at Rutherford Regional Medical Center.
Roy was born June 27, 1934 in Rutherford County, NC to the late Ed Baynard and Zula Smith Baynard.  He worked for Broyhill Furniture for 30 years before his retirement and in construction for Piedmont Mechanical.  He was a member of Cherry Mountain Baptist Church where he faithfully served as a deacon and on the building and grounds committee. He enjoyed cutting grass, hunting, fishing, gardening and ATV trail riding, but most of all he loved being with his family and his church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Betty Hutchins Baynard; one daughter, Peggy Bradley and husband, Donnie of Bostic; two sons, Alan Baynard and wife, Darlene of Golden Valley and Bruce Baynard and fiancée, Myrtle Freeman also of Bostic; three sisters, Jessie Bowen of Sandy Mush, Evelyn Hudson and Sarah Morgan and husband, Jerry all of Bostic.  He is also survived by eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 22, 2013 at the Cherry Mountain Baptist Church with Reverend Danny Black and Reverend Leroy Bridges officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday at the church.
Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services is caring for the family of Mr. Baynard.
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Rev. Lloyd Edward Montgomery
Rev. Lloyd Edward Montgomery was born, May 6 1925 and depart on April 18, 2013.
He was native of Rutherford County. He was the son of the late James and Texanna Logan Montgomery. He was the pastor of Temple of Jesus Church, Lake Lure for over 40 years.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Ila Mae Frances Freeman Montgomery; by brothers, Addie, Spurgeon and John Lee; and sisters Leora and Louise Foster.
Surviving are children, Walter Gary Montgomery and Hester of Lake Lure, Alma Jean and Will McAdams of Marion NC, Daisy Ann and Charles Allen of Fletcher NC, and Katherine Louise Montgomery of the home; siblings, Ora Lee Keys of Cincinnati Ohio, Mary Chiles of Asheville, Amanda Camp of Cincinnati Ohio; 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
Visitation and receiving of friends on April 21, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Thompson Mortuary and Chapel Inc. The Home Going Celebration will take place on Monday, April 22, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Temple of Jesus Church, Lake Lure, NC. Officating will be Pastor Leslie A Hines.
Thompson's Mortuary, Inc. is serving the family.

Paul Carlton McMurray
Paul Carlton McMurray, died peacefully at home on Thursday, April 18, 2013.
He was born on July 8, 1931, in Polk County, NC, to the late Dennis and Ollie McMurray. He attended Spartanburg Methodist College for a year and a half before entering the Navy where he served four years during the Korean War. Afterward, Paul received degrees in Business Administration and in Law from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduating in 1959. He was a member of the NC State Bar for 50 years and had a long career with Allstate Insurance Company as a claims manager. Paul was a longtime member of Hickory Grove United Methodist Church, serving as a Sunday School teacher and serving on the Administrative Board and Staff Parish committees. He also served as President of the United Methodist Men and was an active member of the Cokesbury Sunday School class. During retirement, Paul volunteered with the Charlotte Community Food Rescue, and enjoyed reading, gardening, and travel.
He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, JoAnn Nash McMurray; children Sharon and Jeff Jarman, Mitch and Kim McMurray, Paula Simpson, and Sara and Steve Osborne. His beloved grandchildren are Justin, Jeffrey, Jaden, and Josh and Stephanie Jarman, Megan and Blake McMurray, Hunter and Madison Simpson, and Bailey and Kendall Osborne. In addition, a great-grandchild is Kara Jarman.
Paul was preceded in death by his sisters, Ernestine McMurray and Maude Parris, and by his brother, Clifton McMurray.
A memorial service to celebrate Paul’s life will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, April 22, 2013, at Hickory Grove United Methodist Church. The body will lie in state for one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends during this time as well as immediately following the service in the church parlor. Burial will follow at Kistler’s Chapel UMC, 3060 Poors Ford Rd. Rutherfordton, NC 28139.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Hickory Grove United Methodist Church, 6401 Hickory Grove Road, Charlotte, NC 28215 or Hospice and Palliative Care of Charlotte, 1420 East Seventh Street, Charlotte, NC 28204.
Arrangements are in the care of McEwen Mint Hill Chapel

Roy Lee Baynard
BOSTIC — Roy Lee Baynard, age 78, died Friday, April 19, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Monday, at Cherry Mountain Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Sunday, at the church. Arrangements are being handled by Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services.

Ethel Arlene Lowrance Spencer
CHERRYVILLE — Ethel Arlene Lowrance Spencer, age 90, died Tuesday, April 16, 2013. At the request of the family, a memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by McKinney-Landreth & Carroll Funeral and Cremation Service.