Peggy Gilbert Reynolds

LINCOLNTON – Peggy Gilbert Reynolds, 84, died March 25, 2018.

She was born Dec. 8, 1933, in Lincolnton to the late Forest Sydney Gilbert and Bertha Ethel Rudisill Gilbert.

She worked in textiles.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Pinkney Reynolds; daughter, Sherry Chapman; sister, Christine Hovis; and daughter-in-law, Betty Fredell Reynolds.

Survivors include her sons, Terry Reynolds, Gary Reynolds and wife, Betty, and Rusty Reynolds and wife, Donna; sisters, Shirley Hawkins and Rachel Jones; son-in-law, Gary Chapman; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services were held March 27 at Warlick Funeral Home.

Condolences: Warlick Funeral Home,


Martin Spatz

DENVER – Martin Spatz, 86, died March 24, 2018, in his home.

He was born Oct. 26, 1931, in New York.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and worked for Star Binding and Trimming in New York.

Survivors include his wife, Audree; three children; and seven grandchildren.

Services were held March 29 at Temple Kol Tikvah.

Memorials may be made to Levine & Dickson Hospice House, 11900 Vanstory Drive, Huntersville, NC 28078.

Condolences: Warlick Funeral Home,


Paul Cephas Houser 

LINCOLNTON – Paul Cephas Houser, 84, died March 23, 2018.

He was born June 3, 1933, in Lincoln County to the late Otis Lawerence and Vergie Ledford Houser.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and was a guidance counselor at East Lincoln High School.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Self Houser; sons, Tim Houser and wife, Mary Ruth, and Nathan Houser and wife, Brenda; daughter, Gayle Houser; brother, Fred Houser; and three grandchildren.

Services were held March 27 at Bethphage Lutheran Church.

Memorials may be made to Bethphage Lutheran Church, 3440 N.C. 182, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Condolences: Warlick Funeral Home,


Kenneth Edward Scronce

LINCOLNTON – Kenneth Edward Scronce, 77, died March 23, 2018.

He was born June 20, 1940, in Lincoln County to the late Clarence and Pearl Smith Scronce.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Sue Rash Scronce; daughter, Sherry S. Carpenter and husband, Trent; brothers, Glenn Scronce and Carol Scronce; and a grandson.

Services were held March 25 at Reepsville Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 900 Dontia Drive, Lincolnton, NC 28092, or to Reepsville Baptist Church, 4287 Reepsville Road, Vale, NC 28168.

Condolences: Warlick Funeral Home,


Anna Oddo

SHERRILLS FORD – Anna Oddo, 68, died March 20, 2018.

She was born Dec. 19, 1949.

Services were held privately.

Condolences: Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home,


Doris Eva MacDonald Comley

STANLEY – Doris Eva MacDonald Comley, 94, died March 16, 2018, at Novant Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.

She was born Aug. 18, 1923, in Harrigan Cove, Nova Scotia.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and one brother.

Survivors include her three sons, two daughters, eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at a later date in California.

Condolences: Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home,


Douglas Edward Simmons

LINCOLNTON – Douglas “Doc” Simmons, 73, died March 8, 2018.

He was born May 28, 1944, in Pickens, S.C., to Ressie and Ray Simmons.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran and worked for Duke Energy.

Survivors include his wife, Susan; son, Andrew Simmons and wife, Leslie; daughter, Erin Asbury and husband, Stefan; brother, Tony Simmons and wife, Frankie; and a grandson.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. April 7 at The Episcopal Church of St. Peter by-the-Lake.

Memorials may be made to St. Peter by-the-Lake.

Condolences: Good Samaritan Funeral Home,


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