Cecil M Burton and Funeral Home and Crematory Memorials and Obituaries | We Remember (2024)

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Shelby, North Carolina Dianne Setzer 1939 — 2024 Dianne McRee Setzer, 84, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at Cleveland Pines on Shelby. Born in Maiden, NC on December 3, 1939 she was the daughter of the late Glenn and Ethel Metz McRee. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Jack McRee and two brothers Earl and Bill McRee. Dianne is survived by her son, Tony Setzer and his wife Kristen and their four daughters, Maddison, Sidney, Morgan, and Cadence. A celebration of life service will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her memory to: St. Judy Children's Hospital VIA Health Partners Wounded Warrior Project Online condolences may be made at... Shelby Jim C. Woodard 1945 — 2024 James C. Woodard, born on January 30, 1945, the son of Claude G Woodard and Eula Parker Woodard, passed away March 28, 2024, at Wendover Hospice House in Shelby, NC surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by both parents. Jim grew up in Waynesville, North Carolina, graduating from Waynesville Township High School in 1963. He then attended Western Carolina University, graduating in 1967. Jim proudly served in the United States Army from 1967 to 1969, dedicating his time serving and protecting the DMZ along the South Korean border. After his military service, Jim worked with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation for over 30 years, advancing throughout his career... Oak Island, North Carolina Earl Clifford Wallace, Jr. 2023 Hickory, North Carolina Ann Rawls 1933 — 2023 Ann Greene Rawls,90, passed away on Tuesday November 7, 2023, at Hospice House Sherrills Ford. She was the daughter of the late Theodore and Margaret Berry. She was preceded in death by spouses Tom Greene and Ben Rawls. Ann graduated in 1956 from Charlotte Memorial Hospital with a Nursing Diploma. After retiring from her early career in nursing at Cleveland Memorial Hospital, she became the Executive Director of Cleveland Home Health Agency. Ann is survived by sons Tommy Greene of Shelby, David (Lara) Greene of High Point, daughter Laura (Bill) McBrayer of Hickory and a sister Helen (Dan) Faris of Charlotte. She has four grandchildren, Will (Abbey) McBrayer of Knoxville, Thomas (Robin)... Shelby, North Carolina Charles Morrison 1933 — 2023 Charles Mitchel Morrison, 90, of Shelby, NC, died Sunday, October 29, in Spartanburg, SC. A native of Rutherford County NC, Charles was the son of the late Charles Ray and Elizabeth Wall Morrison. Also preceding him in death were his wife of 64 years, Martha Blackburn Morrison; his son, Charles Mitchell Morrison, Jr.; one brother, James Morrison; and two sisters, Martha Yarborough and Betty Jones. He is survived by his daughter, Sharon Morrison Kollmar, and her husband, Carl, of Spartanburg. As a young man, Charles served his country in the U.S. Naval Reserve. As an adult, his career was in retail management, primarily in Shelby. After retirement, he was a volunteer with the American... Shelby, North Carolina James Kim Parr 1946 — 2023 James Kim Parr of Shelby, North Carolina passed away on October 24th at the age of 77, following many years of dementia. Born September 23, 1946, he was the son of the late Marvin J. Parr and Natalie Fiedler Parr. Originally from East Norwich, Long Island, Jim met his high school sweetheart and wife, Jean (Pat) Settlocker Parr, at Oyster Bay High. Jim will be remembered as a loving and engaged husband, father, grandfather and friend. His passion for the sporting life, animal advocacy, fishing and botany was always evident. He is survived by his wife of 57 years; brother, John Parr; daughter, Amy Parr Cilmi; son-in-law, John Cilmi; grandchildren, Addison Parr Cilmi, Blake Wood Cilmi and... Shelby, North Carolina Shirley Ann Bridges 1938 — 2023 Shelby, North Carolina Patsy Rose 1932 — 2023 Patricia "Patsy" Bland Rose, 91, passed away at her home on October 15, 2023 surrounded by family and close friends. Born in Spindale, NC, she and her family moved to Shelby where she grew up and met the love of her life, Jim. After graduating from Shelby High, Patsy attended Meredith College where she served as president of her sophom*ore class, student body vice president her junior year, and student body president her senior year. Known for her intelligence and style, she was named Miss Meredith 1954. After graduating from Meredith, Patsy and Jim married, and were just shy of celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary at the time of Jim's death. Patsy and Jim were blessed with three... Shelby, North Carolina Patsy Rose 1932 — 2023 Patricia "Patsy" Bland Rose, 91, passed away at her home on October 15, 2023 surrounded by family and close friends. Born in Spindale, NC, she and her family moved to Shelby where she grew up and met the love of her life, Jim. After graduating from Shelby High, Patsy attended Meredith College where she served as president of her sophom*ore class, student body vice president her junior year, and student body president her senior year. Known for her intelligence and style, she was named Miss Meredith 1954. After graduating from Meredith, Patsy and Jim married, and were just shy of celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary at the time of Jim's death. Patsy and Jim were blessed with three... Shelby, North Carolina Lester C. Toney 1947 — 2023 Lester C. Toney, 76, of Lattimore, NC passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2023. Born on March 19, 1947, he was the son of the late Sebert and Gladys Lucille Nelson Toney. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Lorene Burks; and his brothers, Dranan, Charles, Hank, Sebert, Jr., and Thomas Toney. Lester was a Veteran of the United States Army, having served in Vietnam. He retired and enjoyed his time as an amateur photographer and being outdoors. He was of the Christian faith and enjoyed hunting and camping in his younger years. He also loved the NFL, being the most loyal Minnesota Vikings fan from the first year they became a team. Lester was incredibly humorous... Kings Mountain, North Carolina Charles "Buddy" Freeman 1940 — 2023 The Rev. Charles W. "Buddy" Freeman, 83, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, October 1, 2023. He was born on March 12, 1940, in Kings Mountain, NC to Coley and Willie Freeman. He was the youngest of five children. Upon graduation from Bethware High School, Buddy attended Gardner-Webb Junior College and Carson-Newman College. He received a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Theological Seminary. He served as the first Campus Minister at Gardner-Webb College from 1968 to 1978. He later served as the Dean of Admissions and Financial Planning at Gardner-Webb University. He was Vice President of Admissions at North Greenville University until his retirement in 2007. He also received an... Shelby, North Carolina Matthew Libby 1979 — 2023 Matthew Jerome Libby, 44, passed away unexpectedly on September 9, 2023. A native of Lapeer, Michigan, he was a son of Patricia Tiffany Byers and the late Jerome B. Libby. Matthew is survived by his mother, Patricia Tiffany Byers, step-father, Lynn Byers, and daughters, Carla and Adrianne Libby. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Clifford's Army Rescue, PO Box 370, Earl, NC 28038. To honor the life of Matthew Libby a funeral service will be held Friday, September 15, 2023 in the chapel of Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service, Pastor Drew Mangione will offer words of encouragement to those in attendance. Burial will... Spartanburg, South Carolina Albert Falls 1936 — 2023 Albert "Buddy" Plato Falls passed away surrounded by his family at the Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home on Thursday, August 31, 2023. He has been healed from the Parkinson's and has been reunited with his lifelong love, Gwendolyn "Gwen" Pearson Falls. Buddy was born on January 24, 1936, in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. He was the son of the late Gillie Falls, Sr. and Lallage Warlick Falls Holtschulte. Buddy grew up in a large family with lots of brothers and sisters. He is preceded in death by his wife Gwendolyn Pearson Falls, brother, Gillie Falls Jr., and sisters Jackie Falls Ruddock, Jo Ann Falls, and Sarah Katherine Falls Cobb. Abron Plato Falls graduated from Kings Mountain High... Fort Mill, South Carolina Michael Hunsucker 1936 — 2023 Michael Rufus Hunsucker, 87, passed away Monday August 7, 2023. Born in Cleveland County on July 20, 1936, he was the son of the late Oswald Rufus Hunsucker and Evelyn Sisk Hunsucker. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by the love of his life, Suzanne McSwain Hunsucker. Mike retired from Celanese as a Senior Chemist in R&D. It is his commitment to his wife and family that will be forever cherished Mike is survived by his son, Shawn Hunsucker of Rock Hill, SC; two daughters, Julie Sturgis and husband Terry of Rock Hill, SC and Leesa Kane and husband Tim of Fort Mill, SC. Also left to cherish his memory are his brother, Tim Hunsucker wife Glenda, seven grandchildren,... Shelby, North Carolina John Blanton 1930 — 2023 John Blanton "Slick", 93 of Shelby, NC passed away July 30, 2023 at White Oak Manor of Shelby. John was born to the late Edward Pinkney and Bettsie Martin Blanton in Cherokee County, SC. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by an infant son: John Richard Blanton and daughter: Susan Marie Coyle. He is also preceded in death by two sons-in-law: Ray Cline and Sammy Coyle. John proudly served his country in the U.S. Army for two years on the front lines in combat. Later in life, John went on to have a dedicated career for thirty nine years as a "Lead Man" at FMC Lithium and was known as one of the founding employees. He thoroughly enjoyed his career and the lifelong... Shelby Joan W. Flowers 1940 — 2023 On Friday, July 14th, 2023, Alice Joan Walker Flowers departed this life into the arms of the Lord Jesus her Savior. Born on May 11th, 1940 in Swannanoa, NC to her parents Willard and Myrtle Walker, Joan is survived by her beloved husband Fred Allen Flowers of Shelby, NC, her three daughters, Lori and her husband Fred Sheffield of Currie, NC, Leigh and her husband Jeff Renn of Shelby, and Jessica Jones of Shelby and their families. She is also survived by her sister, Ann Blankenship of Swannanoa. Having resided in Shelby, NC for the past 60 years, Joan faithfully served the Lord at First Baptist Church of Shelby in numerous ways. She will be joyfully remembered as a vibrant woman of God, a... Shelby, North Carolina Joan W. Flowers 1940 — 2023 On Friday, July 14th, 2023, Alice Joan Walker Flowers departed this life into the arms of the Lord Jesus her Savior. Born on May 11th, 1940 in Swannanoa, NC to her parents Willard and Myrtle Walker, Joan is survived by her beloved husband Fred Allen Flowers of Shelby, NC, her three daughters, Lori and her husband Fred Sheffield of Currie, NC, Leigh and her husband Jeff Renn of Shelby, and Jessica Jones of Shelby and their families. She is also survived by her sister, Ann Blankenship of Swannanoa. Having resided in Shelby, NC for the past 60 years, Joan faithfully served the Lord at First Baptist Church of Shelby in numerous ways. She will be joyfully remembered as a vibrant woman of God, a... Blacksburg, South Carolina Norman Welborn 1935 — 2023 Norman Gene Welborn, 88, of Blacksburg, SC, passed away on Monday, June 26, 2023 at his son's home in Deltona, Florida. Born in Greenville, SC, he was the son of the late Grover Cleveland and Hassie Irene Mote Welborn. Norman spent his professional career as a screen printer for Venline Screen Printers and later retired after a lifetime of dedicated service to his career and company. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife of over fifty years, Helen Davis Welborn and a daughter Paula Elaine Smith. He is survived by two daughters; Debbie Welborn Tankersley, Marjorie Nanette Turner and son; Lucious Ned Pearson. The Welborn family will receive friends from 6:00... Barbara Weller 1948 — 2023 Barbara Bailey Weller passed on March 30, 2023. She was born in Marshalltown, IA Aug. 22, 1948. Barb was a member of the class of '66 from CHS. The Wellers moved to NC in '88 to Lexington, before settling in Shelby in '94. During the last stage of Barb's illness, a steady stream of friends visited her at Hospice to show love and connection with her. She saw her daughter, Katie, marry Patrick Tiernan, Jr. with family and close friends. Her parents, Robert and Helen Bailey, and brother Bobby pre-deceasing Barb. Barb is survived by her husband Dr. Jack Weller, Shelby, and daughter Katie (Patrick Tiernan, Jr), Charlotte. Other survivors include two brothers, William Bailey (Crystal Hunt),...
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