Obituaries, February 19, 2013

Feb. 19, 2013 @ 12:08 AM

 

Ricky Hill
RUTHERFORDTON — “Ricky” James Henry Hill, age 63, died Saturday, February 16, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, at the Forest City Foursquare Church. The family will receive friends immediately following the services at the church. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time at the church. Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC  28043. Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services is caring for the family of Mr. Hill.
 
Harry Logan McCall
Harry Logan McCall, born January 4, 1933, went home to be with the Lord February 16, 2013 after a long illness battling Parkinson’s Disease. 
Harry was a 1951  graduate of Marion Sr. High School and a graduate of East Carolina University. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War. Harry was born and grew up in Marion and lived many years in Sparta, N.C. During his varied professional career he held jobs as a mechanic, long haul truck driver, high school math teacher and spent many years as a manager with Pioneer Eclipse in Sparta, NC. Harry is a member of Second Baptist Church in Rutherfordton and associate member of First Christian Church of Marion.
Harry was also a dedicated Gideon.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Hall McCall, formerly of Marion; and his four adult sons from his earlier marriage to the former Patricia Topping and the son’s families. The families include Lee and his wife, Crystal McCall of Raleigh and children, Patricia and Marshall, Logan and wife, Mary McCall of Nashville and children, Jared and Haley, David and his wife, Sarah McCall of Wilson, and children Max, Carson, Lindy and Parker, and Donny and his wife, Wendy McCall of Sparta, and son, Jesse. Harry is also survived by his grandson, CJ Warren, who resided with Harry and Jane in Forest City. Harry is also survived by his sister, Dorothy Jo McCall of Marion. Harry was married to Jane at the time of the death of her two children, Vicki and Nicki. CJ Warren is the son of Vicki.
Harry will be remembered as a kind and caring husband, father and grandfather. He had a passion for automobiles, trains, radios and most all things mechanical. For many years he was a licensed Amateur Radio Operator.
A visitation was held at Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion on Sunday, February 17 from 5 until 7 p.m. A private graveside service was held on Monday morning, February 18. Family and friends were invited to attend a Celebration of Life Service at 11 a.m. at First Christian Church of Marion.
Online condolences may be made to the McCall family at www.kirkseyfhmarion.com.
 
Jerry Wayne Wood
Jerry Wayne Wood, age 66, of Forest City, passed away Friday, February 15, 2013, at Rutherford Regional Health System. Born in Johnston County, NC on September 4, 1946, he was the son of the late David and Catherine Wood. Following many surgeries, Jerry was known as the “Bionic” man.  An avid sports fan, he enjoyed a variety of music. Mr. Wood was a devoted Civil War enthusiast and often visited Gettysburg, PA.
He is survived by two daughters, Hayley Wood of Marion and Heidi Wood of Asheville; four siblings, David Michael Wood, Elaine Young, Johnny Wood and Bryan Wood; two grandchildren, Zebulon and Luzette Kincaid.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, February 19, 2013, from 5 until 7 p.m. in the Trillium State Room at Westmoreland Funeral Home. A private memorial service will held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers and/or food, the family requests your thoughts and prayers.
Westmoreland Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
An online register is available under Obituaries at www.westmorelandfuneralhome.com.
 
 
Martha Wallace Suttle
Martha Wallace Suttle, age 91, of Maple Creek Road, Rutherfordton, NC, died Saturday, February 16, 2013, at the Hospice House of Rutherford County.
Martha was born August 21, 1921, in Rutherford County, NC to the late Enoch Marvin Wallace and Annie Carrie Callahan Wallace. She worked for Elmore Mills and PPG for many years, but her life’s work was being a homemaker and taking caring care of her family. She loved being everyone’s caregiver. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of over 30 years, William “Sut” Crawford Suttle and six brothers and five sisters.
Survivors include two sons, Don Weeks and wife, Joyce of Boiling Springs, SC and Bill Suttle and wife, Pat of Rutherfordton; one daughter, Brenda McEntyre and husband, Don of Rutherfordton; one brother, J.B. Wallace of Arizona; and one sister, Carolyn Mitchell of Tampa, Florida. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Lynn Youngblood, Shelly Hollifield, Vicki Childers, Lee Weeks, Robby Suttle, Brannon Suttle and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with Reverend Bob Philbeck officiating. Interment will follow in Concord Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.
Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services is caring for the family of Mrs. Suttle.
An online guest registry is available at www.harrelsonfuneralhome.com
 
Joyce Lowery Watson
Joyce Lowery Watson, age 62 of Bethany Church Road, Forest City, formerly of Shelby, died Sunday, February 17, 2013, at Hospice House of Forest City.  
Born in Spartanburg County, SC, she was the daughter of Betty Hardin Lowery of Forest City, and the late Roy Lowery. She worked for many years as a teller for First Union Bank in Shelby, and Kings Mountain and had also worked as the director for several daycare facilities in Cleveland County. She was a member of Crestview Baptist Church, Forest City, and enjoyed traveling, camping, and card games.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Gary Dean Watson of the home; a daughter, Sharon Morrison and husband, Brian of Shelby; a step-daughter, Melissa Gail "Missy" Brittain and husband, Shane of Shelby; a sister, Pat Millwood and husband, Donnie of Forest City, and a granddaughter, Nicole Poston Walker and husband, Justin.
Funeral services will be held at three o'clock in the afternoon, Wednesday, February 20, 2013, in the Crestview Baptist Church with Rev. Kevin Rohm and Rev. Tim Trexler officiating. Interment will follow in the Cool Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be held from four until six-thirty Tuesday at The Padgett & King Mortuary. 
Memorials may be made to Crestview Baptist Church Building Fund, 630 S. Church Street, Forest City, NC 28043 or Mt. Sinai Baptist Church Building Fund, 1227 Mt. Sinai Church Rd, Shelby, NC 28152.  
The Padgett & King Mortuary is in charge of arrangements and an online guest registry is available at www.padgettking.com.
 
James M. Jones
James M. Jones, age 92, of Shiloh Community, Rutherfordton, N. C. died Monday, February 18, 2013, at Holly Springs Senior Citizens Home.
He was the son of the late Morgan Jones and the late Alice Champion Jones. He was a native of Rutherford County.
Survivors include two nephews and three nieces. 
The family wishes to give a special thank you to the Holly Springs Senior Citizens Home and Hospice of Rutherford County for the good care given to James.
The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m., Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at McMahan's Funeral Home. The graveside service will be at Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 20, 2013, with the Rev. Don Crawford officiating. 
Memorials may be made to Holly Springs Senior Citizens Home, 1881 Big Island Rd., Rutherfordton, N.C. 28139 or Hospice of Rutherford County, P.O. Box 336,
Forest City, N.C. 28043. 
Guest register at www.mcmahansfuneralhome.com.
McMahan's Funeral Home and Cremation Services in charge of arrangements.
 
 
Robert E. Smith
FOREST CITY, NC — Robert E. Smith, age 84, of Forest City, North Carolina, died Sunday, February 17, 2013, at Hospice House of Forest City.  
He was born September 30, 1928, in Forest City and was a son of the late Wilbur E. Smith and Ollie Teal Smith. Robert worked as a window clerk in the Forest City Post Office and retired with 28 years service. He was a graduate of Cool Springs High School, Class of 1945, and was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Forest City. Robert also served in the United States Army during the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Grace McIntosh Smith of the home; two sons, William R. Smith of Rutherfordton and James E. Smith of Forest City; a brother, Howard M. Smith and wife, Faye of Forest City; two sisters, Joanne Smith Rowe of Upper Marlboro, MD, and Mary Frances Smith Merck of Ellenboro. There is also a grandson, Samuel Smith of Forest City.
The funeral will be held at two o'clock Thursday, February 21, 2013, in the First Baptist Church with the Reverend Dr. Barry K. Keys, Reverend J. Anthony Spencer and Mrs. Patricia Shaw officiating. Interment will follow in the Rutherfordton City Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Rutherford County Honor Guard. Visitation will be held from six until eight o'clock Wednesday evening at The Padgett and King Mortuary. 
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 211 West Main Street, Forest City, NC 28043 or Hospice of Rutherford County, Post Office Box 336, Forest City ,NC 28043.  
The family is at the home of a son, William R. Smith, Dogwood Lane, Rutherfordton, NC.  
The Padgett and King Mortuary is in charge of arrangements and an online guest registry is available at www.padgettking.com
 
 
Henry H. Kubik, Jr.
Henry H. Kubik, Jr., 95, died February 11, 2013, at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC.
A resident of Black Mountain, Mr. Kubik was born on March 27, 1917, in Coffeyville, Kansas to Henry Howard Kubik and Eva Thompson Kubik. He attended Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois and Harvard Law School. He studied, taught, and performed cello and was a member of the Kubik Ensemble and various other performance groups. He served as a Naval Aviator and Flight Instructor during World War II and worked for Piper Aircraft before and after the war. Later, he began a 50+ year long career in financial planning and was one of the earliest recipients of the Certified Financial Planner Certification.
While residing in Orlando, Florida, Mr. Kubik played a crucial role in the formation of Lock Haven Park as a major cultural center. He was also a founder of the Central Florida Museum and Planetarium which is now the Orlando Science Center. He was a 52-year member of Kiwanis International and served as President while residing in West Hartford, Connecticut. He was also a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Black Mountain.
Mr. Kubik was predeceased by his beloved wife of 60 years, Josephine G. Kubik; and brothers, Howard Franklin Kubik and Gail Thompson Kubik. 
He is survived by daughter, Karen G. Buchan of Orlando, daughter, Judith K. Padgett and husband Steve Padgett of Casar, NC; and grandchildren, Michael A. Rizzo of Orlando, Iris L. Padgett of Redwood City, CA and Holly A. Padgett of Washington, DC.
A memorial service will be held on February 23 at St. James Episcopal Church in Black Mountain at 2 p.m. Visitation with the family will be after the service in the fellowship hall. Memorials may be made to St. James Episcopal Church or Kiwanis Club of Black Mountain. 
Wilson Family Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
For those that would like to leave words of comfort to the family may do so at www.wilsonfamilyfuneralservice.com