Michelle Yissell Venegas

LINCOLNTON – Michelle Yissell Venegas, 46, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.

She was born Aug. 7, 1972, in Tijuana, Mexico, to Carmen Alcantar.

She was a translator and day care teacher at Denver Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughters, Myrella Venegas and Mylena Venegas, both of Lincolnton; brothers, Joseph Alcantar of Mooresville, Del Nelms of Concord, and Earle Wallace of Dunn; brother-in-law, Ryan Nelms and wife, Del; sisters-in-law, Carrie Howard and husband, Joseph, and Megan Rimmer and husband, Earle; and the father of her children, Brooks Williams.

Services were held Dec. 18 at Denver Baptist Church.

Condolences: Warlick Funeral Home, www.warlickfuneralhome.net


Wanda Kay Lane Hardin

LINCOLNTON – Wanda Kay Lane Hardin, 58, died on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018.

She was born Jan. 28, 1960, in Rutherford County to James Eugene Lane and the late Glenda Caldwell Dills.

She worked as a day care teacher.

She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Buddy Dills.

Survivors include her husband, Glenn A. Hardin Jr.; sons, Jason Chad Hardin and Stephen Matthew Hardin; stepmother, Mrs. James Lane; brothers, Marty Dale Lane, Derrick Eugene Lane and Alan Scott Lane; sisters, Crissann Dills and Lisa Coffey; and granddaughters and their mother, Danielle Hardin.

Services were held in the Warlick Funeral Home chapel.

Condolences: Warlick Funeral Home, www.warlickfuneralhome.net


Marceline Dae Hampton Crouse

MAIDEN – Marceline Dae Hampton Crouse, 89, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, at Abernethy Laurels in Newton.

She was born Aug. 13, 1929, in Catawba County to the late Howard Taft and Maude Brittain Hampton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman “Bud” Crouse; brother, Bill Hampton; sons -in-law, Kenneth Fowler and Don Wallace; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Survivors include her daughters, Janet C. Fowler, Pamela C. Abernethy and husband, David, Sarah Wallace and friend, Gary Norman; sons, Gary Crouse and wife, Jane, Tim Crouse and wife, Amy; sister, Willie Lee Bingham; two brothers, Jim Hampton and Ronnie Hampton and wife, Jean; sisters-in-law, JoAnn Hampton and Helen Lawing; brother-in-law, Harold Crouse and wife, JoAnn; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Services were held Dec. 17 at Living Word Church.

Burial will follow at Mt. Ruhama Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Love Him Love Them, P.O. Box 505, Lavonia, GA 30553 or Carolina Caring (formerly Catawba Regional Hospice) 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658

Condolences: Burke Mortuary, www.burkemortuary.com


Charles Summey Chapman

MAIDEN – Charles Summey Chapman, 84, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, at Carolina Caring of Sherrills Ford.

He was born May 6, 1934, in Gaston County to the late George “Walt” Walter Chapman and Timmie Adaline Scronce Chapman.

He served at Marvin United Methodist Church as a lay speaker and Sunday school teacher.

He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Robert Hall.

Survivors include his wife, Mickie Mitchum Chapman; daughter, Ceil Matthews and husband, Larry; son, Clay Chapman; brother, Donald Chapman and wife, Naomi; sister, Barbara Hall; and a grandson.

Services were held Dec. 16 at Marvin United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to Marvin UMC, 2731 Startown Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092 or Carolina Caring, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.

Condolences: Burke Mortuary, www.burkemortuary.com


Betty Gantt Welch

LINCOLNTON – Betty Gantt Welch, 77, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018.

She was born Oct. 30, 1941, in Cleveland County to the late Hazel and Alda Sue Heavner Gantt.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Welch; and brothers, Richard and Roy Gantt.

She worked as a cook at Zippers Restaurant.

Survivors include her sons, Paul Lail and wife, Elaine, and John Lail and wife, Gail; daughters, Cindy Taylor, Annie Carpenter, Becky Bennett and husband, Chris, and Lisa Lail; brother, Bobby Gantt; sisters, Faye Reynolds, Patsy Sipe and Gail Williams; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Services were held Dec. 6 in the Warlick Funeral Home chapel.

Condolences: Warlick Funeral Home, www.warlickfuneralhome.net


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